7 February 2024

Borrisoleigh Active Social Club

A group of us travelled by bus to an excellent concert in Brú Ború, Cashel on Saturday night last, where we were entertained by a feast of talented artists, including Muriel O’Connor, Fran Curry, Gay Brazil, TR Dallas, Tony Allen, ‘Moll’, Michael Collins & Lorcan Kennedy. Lorcan at the ago of just 14 years, performed some of his own songs. He was delighted to meet us afterwards along with his mother, who is a native of Borrisoleigh, Fiona O’Donnell. We wish Lorcan every success in his future career in the music world. It certainly was a great night of comedy, music & song! & thanks to our driver Trevor for transport.

The AGM of the Borrisoleigh Active Social Club takes place on Wed Feb 7th at 7pm in the Community Centre Borrisoleigh.  This Club is open to men & women of 50+ years and follows the guidelines of The Active Retirement Association of Ireland . Membership €20 to be paid at the meeting. This Club was set up nearly 9 years ago and is a great way of meeting new people and going on organised outings. If anyone wants more details please contact Lucia 086 3961211 or Eileen 087 9849848.  

Borrisoleigh Historical Society

Scór na Paistí

Scoil Naomh Cualán Open Night

Reader query

A reader has contacted us with an unusual question and we’re hoping that one of you can help.

This person was passing by Kilfithmone recently and at the crossroads there is a stone, apparently on a plinth (see attached photo). They are wondering if anyone would know anything about this stone, if it might be an old lifting stone, like the one at the cross in Ballingarry, or if it is just decorative.

If you can enlighten us on this question please let us know on info@borrisoleigh.ie 

Parish News


Saturday 10th Feb @ 7pm:            Tom Shanahan, Pallas St.

                                                                Chris Casey, Birmingham.

Sunday 11th Feb @ 11am:             Martin & Elizabeth Bourke, Cullohill.

You are asked to remember in your prayers: Marian O’Mahony, Knockanevin, Paddy Kinane, Cork & Templemore & Peter Fahy, Mount George.

Eucharistic Ministers Course:

A one-night course for Eucharistic Ministers will take place on Tuesday 13th February, beginning at 7.30pm and ending at 9pm. The course will take place in the McAuley Community Centre, Templemore. Fr. Pat Burns, Cashel and his team will facilitate the course. I would encourage as many of our Eucharistic Ministers as possible to attend.

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time:

Wednesday 14th February is Ash Wednesday – day of fast and abstinence. Masses at 10am and 7pm. The distribution of ashes will take place during both Masses.

Temperance Sunday

Mass for Temperance Sunday & World Day of Prayer for the Sick will be broadcast on Sunday 11 February 2024 at 11am on RTÉ TV & Radio.

Thought for the week:

If what’s ahead of you scares you and what’s behind you hurts you, then look above for God will never fail you.

Comedy play – Cancelled


Borris-Ileigh GAA History Book

Hi all,

I’ve been tasked with compiling and writing a history of GAA activity in the primary schools, e.g. North Finals/ County Finals, Primary Game, INTO mini sevens etc.

The more recent history is fairly well documented, however older records are sparse. I don’t want to leave anyone out!

If you are aware of any noteworthy GAA related facts from 1987 to present in relation to Fantane NS, St Theresa’s GNS, St Patrick BNS or Scoil Naomh Cualán please get in contact with me at scoilnaomhcualan@gmail.com. Or you can drop photos, newspaper cuttings etc. into the school and I’ll photocopy or scan what’s needed.  

I’m looking for photos of teams, photos of Primary Game representatives, write ups from finals, coaches that were involved over the years, pupils who went on to represent Tipperary in the various codes, GAA quiz winners etc.

Many thanks for your help,

Michael Small

Meals on Wheels

Knitting and Crochet Group

The Knitting and Crochet Group continues to meet on Wednesdays from 10.00am to 11.30am. New members always welcome.

Eucharistic Adoration

Little Kickers

Little Kickers Portlaoise and Thurles are delighted to announce we are coming to The Marian Hall in February 2024. Little Kickers are early learning classes from the ages of 18 months. The classes help develop children through imagination, soccer and coaching.  
Classes Times below:
10.00am – 10.45am Little Kickers 1.5 – 2.5yrs
11.00am – 11.45am Junior Kickers 2.5 – 3.5yrs
12.00pm – 12.45pm Mighty Kickers 3.5 – 5yrs
1.00pm – 2.00pm Mega Kickers 5 – 8yrs
If interested in classes, waiting list is available on our website:
Contact Jonathan: jnorton@littlekickers.ie

Pic of the Past

Pallas Street in the 1950s

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