On the 26th of March, as clocks were put forward, the Community of Borrisoleigh also moved forward by celebrating the official opening and blessing of our magnificent Community Centre.
As the evening Mass concluded the crowds moved the short journey to be greeted by Fr. Liam Everard, PP and The Management Committee.
Fr Liam blessed the Centre and local hurling heroes Brendan Maher and Paddy Stapleton cut the maroon and white, and blue and gold tapes to officially open Borrisoleigh Community Centre.
Everybody then moved into the ambiance and comfort of the new surroundings which were filled to capacity.
Sean Crowley of North Tipperary Leader Partnership spoke of Leader’s involvement in the project. Kathleen Kennedy on behalf of the Parish Renewal Group gave a very comprehensive address.
The large gathering was then treated to live entertainment by the Borrisoleigh Set Dancers, Clodagh Macra, Ballad Group, Ceolthas, Soloists Paddy Dolan and Hazel Holland. As the soloists were singing so too were the kettles in the kitchen. Just in time for the well organised Volunteer Committee to serve a delightful cup of tea and finger food to everyone.
Borrisoleigh Community Centre is now open for business to the local and wider community. Bookings and further information may be had by telephoning Marissa at (0504) 50643 between 9.30a.m. and 12.30p.m. from Monday to Friday.
Full story in this week’s Tipperary Star