Borrisokane Sites of Interest

The Local Park

In September, 2006, the official opening of Borrisokane Town Park is scheduled to take place, This new facility for the expanding Town of Borrisokane will incorporate safe public walkways through a 12 acre park-lan...
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New Cemetery Nenagh Rd

Blessed and opened on 23rd June 1914, the same day as the bell of the old R.C. church. This bell is still in use in the new church. The land cost £30 from the land commission....
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South Terrace

This row of fine Georgian houses were built in 1840. An outstanding feature of the Terrace are the two rows of beach trees on either side. They make an imposing feature on entering the town from the Nenagh Road....
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Borrisokane Library

Opened 2- 5 Monday to Friday Late opening Monday and Thursday evening 6.30- 8.30 Internet access Librarian – Mrs Frankie Carroll...
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Boys National School

Built in 1949, replacing an older school built in 1845, on School lane....
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Roman Catholic Church

Completed and consecrated in 1973, this modern type structure replaces and older cut-stone building, built in 1832 This building still stands....
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The Fair Green

A spacious area which one meets on approaching the Main Street, In bygone days this area was used for the sale of livestock, today the Post Office, a large engineering works and garage, a boat building and engine sales...
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Church of Ireland

Situated across from the Fair Green on Church Road this building was erected in 1812. The church is surrounded by a very old graveyard that dates back long before the present building was erected, possibly to the middl...
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The Hurling Field

Located in Whitehall this field is named after Seamus Gardiner who was the president of the G.A.A. from 1943 to 1946. This field has been the home of hurling and football in Borrisokane since 1916. Dressing rooms we...
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Methodist Chapel

Situated on the Main Street the fine stone building built in 1867 replaces a smaller chapel built in 1811. The round stained glass window on the front of the chapel is an admirable feature. The site on which the buildi...
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School Lane

Here we have the girl’s convent school (1887) run by the Sisters Of Mercy until 1994. The convent house is the next building over School Lane Erected in 1886, it was in constant use until it closed down in 1994. The ol...
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The Square

Off school lane, it us unusual because somewhat below street level. The waster fountain at the end is supplied from a spring some 2 miles away and is gravity fed. This fountain supplied most of the town’s water for ove...
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Garda Barracks

Across from the convent school this building was occupied by British forces during the fight for independence. On the 20th June 1920, it was attacked by members of the I.R.A. and burned to the ground. During the attack...
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The Mill

A building of considerable stature built c.1800, on the bank of the Ballyfinboy River. The mill complex comprises two mills, kiln, ancillary store and a mill house. The earlier of the two mills (the building at an angl...
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David Clarke Memorial Hall

This hall is on the Birr Road opposite the old R.C. Church. It was endowed by will of Harriette Clarke, dated 18th Oct. 1904 “for the instruction, education and amusement of the people of the town of Borrisokane...
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The Old Roman Catholic Church

This was built in 1832 and was replaced on the Nenagh Road by a newer building in 1973. The original building is now used by the Social Welfare. FAS training centre, tourist information, public toilets and a picnic are...
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The Old Rectory

This fine house was built in 1812 and was originally called “The Giebe House”. It was the living accommodation for the Protestant clergy men and their families. It is now in private ownership....
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The Tech Lane

So called because of the Vocational College at the other end. The first two storey building on this road stands on the site of the oldFever Hospital (1845). On the opposite side of the road further on, one comes to...
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Patsy’s Pub, Tower Hill

In this house was born Mark Anne Phelan, the mother of Hollywood film actor, Martin Sheen, born Ramon Estevez in 1940, has been an established screen actor for 25 years. His films include Catch 22 (1970). Badlands (197...
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