7 December 2022

St. Stephen’s Day Fun Run, Walk and Cycle

Christmas Tree

The Christmas tree is going up on the square early on Saturday morning December 10th. 
Please refrain from parking on the square overnight on Friday as we will have a lot of machinery on it in morning 

Parish News

Anniversary Masses

Sat Dec 10th at 7pm: 

Mary Murray Curteenabarna. Marian Murray Nee Ryan, Chapel Street and Bandon. Co Cork. Martin and Ellen McInerney, also their son Gerard who anniversary occurs at this time.


St Vincent de Paul

Our Annual Church Gate Collection will be taken up before the masses in Borrisoleigh and Ileigh next weekend, 10th, and 11th December 2022

Donations may also be dropped into the SVP Post Box in the parish Centre, Pallas Street.


Do you need help?

If you are experiencing difficulties and need help in the run up to Christmas, St Vincent de Paul can help. Requests for help can be made by phoning 086 8951926 or dropping a note into the SVP Post Box in the Parish Centre, Pallas Street.

Please send in requests by 12th December.

We would like to assure everyone, that requests are dealt with, in the strictest confidence and with compassion and empathy.

Eucharistic Adoration


Templemore AC

It was no red carpet at the National Cross Country championships last Sunday in Cork as the photos tell!! Well done to Fionn Slevin and Luke Duggan, Boys U13 and Tomás Max and Cullan Kirwan, boys U15 who represented our club.  It gave us great pride to see the Templemore vest mixed in with the best in the country.  It was a tough course,  a nice long incline, plenty of muck and twists and turns and our lads negotiated it all   in their usual determined way.  Luke experienced an All-Ireland last year and it’s a measure of his talent and hard work that saw him back again this year.  For Fionn, Tomás and Cullan it was a first experience.  Fionn was 6th Tipp man home in the Munsters and with a very strong run today was the 2nd Tipp man home.  Our U15 boys’ preparation was hampered with injuries, but they were both determined to take the line today.  Mark my word you will be hearing about Tomás and Cullan again on this page.  Well done to the boys and to their parents for all the support 

St Vincent de Paul, St. Brigid’s Conference, Borrisoleigh 


Our Annual Church Gate Collection will be taken up before the masses in Borrisoleigh and Ileigh this weekend, 10th & 11th,  December, 2022.
Donations may also be dropped into the SVP Post Box in the Parish Centre, Pallas Street. 
if you are experiencing difficulties and need help in the run up to Christmas, St Vincent de Paul can help. Requests for help can be made by phoning  086 8951926 or by dropping a note into the SVP Post Box in the Parish Centre,  Pallas Street. 
Requests should be sent in by the 12th December. 

St. Cualáns Social Club

St. Cualáns Social Club Borrisoleigh  held their Annual Christmas party last Sunday and a great day was had by all.  

The day started with Mass followed by Christmas dinner and a full evening of entertainment under the leadership of Phil & John Maher which included Noel Joyce story-telling, Keelan Chute Irish dancing & a few songs from Paddy Dolan. We were delighted to have our Intermediate County Camogie Champions join us too. 

A few words of thanks to Fr. Hennessy,  the choir, MD catering, the Community Centre,  Borrisoleigh Bottling Ltd.

We would like to thank the following  so much who sponsored spot prizes: 

Ryan Chilling Group,  Tipperary Co-Op Borrisoleigh,  Tom McInerney Plant Hire, O’Flynn Jewellers Thurles,  Julia’s Hair Salon, Drombane Co-Op, Ryans Garage, Dr. Delargy, Pat Meagher Grocery, John & Ann Maher Transport,  Rory Kinane Waxies, Stapletons Bar, Seamus & Zita Kennedy,  Kelly’s of Fantane, Shanahans Centra, O’Connell Pharmacy,  Donal Hurley, Siobhan & Brigid Stapleton,  Gerry Carroll, Mary Tierney, Biddy Shanahan,  Delia Ryan, Mgt Kelly, Mary Ryan, Ned & Mgt Carr, Brigid Kennedy & Nora Ryan.

The committee would also like to thank all the ladies who volunteered to help out on the day.  It was very much appreciated. 

We’d like to wish everybody a Happy and Peaceful Christmas.  

Borrisoleigh Active Social Club

Borrisoleigh Active Social Club will hold their last monthly meeting of 2022 on tonight (Wed) Dec 7 at the later time of 7.30pm in the Community Centre Borrisoleigh.  

Upcoming events for the club are going to see The Celtic brothers in Cashel this Fri and our Christmas party Dec 21st in Finn’s Bar Borrisoleigh. 

Borrisoleigh Choir & Folk Group


Borrisoleigh Historical Society

Joseph McDonagh, T.D. of the first Dáil

Our final lecture for 2022 will take place in the local Community Centre on Monday night next, December 12. Seán Hogan will deliver a talk on the life of Cloughjordan man, Joseph MacDonagh, T.D. of the first Dáil. Nearing the centenary of his death which occurred on Christmas day of 1922, is now an opportune time to recall a man whose memory has lingered in the shadow of his more illustrious brother, 1916 signatory and executed leader, Thomas. A political figure rather than an IRA man, the contribution of Joe MacDonagh to Ireland’s struggle for independence and indeed his short life story – he was 38 when he died – are largely forgotten.

Having taken the Anti-Treaty side at the beginning of 1922, Joe MacDonagh was re-elected for the Tipperary constituency in June 1922. An able publicist for the anti-Treaty cause, he was arrested by the Provisional Government headed by his one-time business partner William T Cosgrave and detained in Mountjoy prison in September 1922 after the outbreak of the Civil War. He had already been imprisoned by the Dublin Castle authorities on four separate occasions during the previous years of conflict. He led high profile prison protests and participated personally in three hungers strikes – the first of which resulted in the death of Thomas Ashe in 1917. 

Seán’s lecture will guide us through  the life of this extra ordinary individual, who history has largely forgotten but was no small contributor to seismic events in Ireland’s revolutionary period. While much of the Centenary commemorative events about Ireland’s revolutionary past have related to ambushes, assassinations and other similar bloody events, perhaps much neglected has been the political narrative that was an equally important feature of those times. This talk will go somewhat towards redressing that imbalance.

Seán Hogan is perhaps best known as the author of the highly acclaimed “Black and Tans in North Tipperary. He is also a founder member of the history group, TiDR [Tipperary in the Decade of Revolution]. This group, as an entity and in collaboration with local historical societies, have marked and remembered thirteen separate events of Tipperary’s troubled past of one hundred years ago. This group are purely historical and present on a non-political and non-judgemental manner, based on thorough research. Each of their events have been accompanied with a high-quality commemorative booklet.

January 15 next, brings a very poignant centenary to our doorstep, when three natives of our parish were executed in Roscrea castle in the course of the Irish Civil War. With the assistance of TiDR and local family members, we plan on marking this event in a meaningful and dignified way. More details on this matter presently.

For lecture on life of Joseph McDonagh, – 8.00 pm Monday 12 Dec next, – in the Community Centre, Borrisoleigh.

Pic of the Past

Michael Delaney, Sheila Delaney, Eileen Treacy, Peggy Maher and Timmy Delaney,
pictured at the launch of ‘A Century of GAA in Borrisoleigh’ in 1986

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