9 December 2020

Christmas Lights


The Christmas lights were turned on in Borrisoleigh by little Tommy Curtis on Saturday evening last.

Thank you to Mrs Mary Kenny who donated such a beautiful tree to us this year.

Thanks also to Eamon Ryan Vortan, Michael & Eamon Ryan Glenarisk, Tom McInerney, Tom Bourke, Micheál OHagan & Kevin OBrien for helping Borrisoleigh Festival committee members Declan, Joe, Fiona & Owen to put up the tree. 

Parish News

Obituaries:  You are asked to pray for the soul of Michael(Mick) Bourke Knockanevin and Gortnabowl who was interred recently.

Collections:  The Christmas Clergy Collection will be taken up at all Masses next weekend. Our target for this year is €26,070 so far, we have collected €10,000.  Many thanks to all who have contributed so far.  I would ask you to give as generously as you possible can.

Thought for the week: It is Christmas every time you let God love others through you. Yes it is Christmas every time you smile at your brother and offer him your hand.  Mother Teresa of Calcutta.

SVP Notice

St Bridget’s Conference, Borrisoleigh

Christmas 2020

  • Requests for help for those in need for Christmas 2020
  • Please apply by letter to St Vincent de Paul, Community Centre, Borrisoleigh or by text to 086 8951926 by 14th December
  • Include name and brief details
  • Volunteer will ring you back

St. Stephen’s Run/Cycle in aid of Borrisoleigh Community Centre

Hedgerow Week 2020

This week is National Hedgerow Week in Ireland. Hedgerows play a huge role in our natural landscape with flowering species providing vital food supplies for pollinators, birds and mammals.

They help pollinators, who bring genetic diversity of crops, and lead to better produce.

Direct pollination of human food crops has been estimated to be worth at least €53 million in Ireland.

A wide range of hedgerow species helps support our pollinator species populations and more diverse and healthy crops.

The All-Ireland Pollinator Plan aims to give much needed assistance in this area, providing advice to benefit our pollinators, including native species of bees and other pollinators of conservation importance.

Learn more here: https://pollinators.ie/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/How-to-guide-Hedgerows-2018-WEB.pdf


The Stapletons Of Aughvolyshane

Michael Stapleton, along with his wife Catherine [Carroll] left Borrisoleigh in 1840 for a new life in America. His brothers Patrick and Peter also emigrated at that time. He first settled in New York and then to Mount Clemens, Michigan. There he set up a grocery/ butcher business. He had one son, Michael Jr who fought on the Union side in the American civil war. He later settled in Huron, where he married and had two daughters. Descendants of his still reside in the Great Lake district.

His daughters, twins Mary and Catherine, married two butchers and together they set up a thriving trade in Mount Clemens. His third daughter, Margaret moved to California where she married and raised a family. Michael Stapleton died in 1874, leaving a net estate of 5000$. He is buried in Clinton cemetery, Michigan and the inscription reads that he was from “the parish of Rathmoy in County Tipperary”


Erected by Michael Stapleton

Mount Clemens, America

In memory of his father

Michael Stapleton, Avoulshane

Who dep this life June 7th 1844

Aged 77 years.

Thomas Stapleton died

13th Oct – 1885, aged 78 years.

Thomas Stapleton died

17thSept, 1902, aged 53 years.

His wife Bridget, [nee Martin] died

23rd June 1901, aged 50 years.

Their daughter Janie, died

16th Feb 1915, aged 21 years.

Michael Kennedy [brother-in-law], died

15th Oct 1933 aged 66 years.

His wife Mary, [nee Stapleton], died

5th Feb 1936, aged 50 years.



Borrisoleigh News 10 Years ago

This website provides a wonderful resource to the parish and has captured snapshots in time covering a wide range of news and events since its beginning. Have a look at what was in the Borrisoleigh news 10 years ago by clicking here

Pic of the Past

Fantane Primary School (1992 – 1993)
Back: Dinny Howard, Joseph Howard, Stephen Treacy, Orla Ryan, Denise Ryan, Andrea Ryan, Claire O’Rourke and Pierce Ryan
4th row : Clare Hanly (teacher), Joanne Kennedy, Paraic Maher, Michael Ryan, Noel Ryan, Ann Ryan, Valerie Cleary and Mrs. P. Ryan (teacher)
3rd row: Padraig Hennessy, Margaret Treacy, Carol Treacy, Lorraine Ryan, Brenda Ryan,
Pauline Kelly, Sinead Maher, Martin Maher, Seamus Farrell and Derek Ryan
2nd row: Brian O’Rourke, Michael Treacy, Triona Ryan, Sinead Ryan, Catherine Ryan, Ann Marie Farrell, Margaret Ryan, Brid Ryan, John Paul Fahey and Michael Sadlier
Front: William Corcoran, Ivan Kelly, Liam Sadlier, Sean Ryan, Michael Corcoran, Eamon Ryan,
John Sadlier, John Kennedy and Shane Kenny

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Committee: Enda Ryan, Noreen Fahy, Marie McGrath, Derry O’Donnell

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