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The Lorrha Notes are compiled weekly by Rose Mannion who is the local correspondant for a number of regional papers. Contact Rose at (090) 9747079 or (086) 8647166 or by emailing roselmannion@yahoo.ie

Lorrha Notes

Frost is forecast for the coming days, but in particular nights where temperatures are set to drop. Gardai are asking all road users to slow down and take it easy.

2021 Parish Calendar.

The 2021 Lorrha parish calendar is now in the shops and can be purchased in the shop in Lorrha village, Mulrooney’s at The Ferry, O’Meara’s Super Valu Portumna, Boathouse, Salmons, Heenan’s Borrisokane, Flynn’s of Carrigahorig, Buckley’s Super Valu, Birr. Packed from front cover to back cover with photos from the past and the present, the calendar is out in time to post to family or friends living away from home. In this pandemic year where family may not be home for the Christmas, why not send them a piece of the parish in the shape of this calendar. If you would like to have a calendar posted to you, call (086) 8647166 or email info@lorrhadorrha.ie.

Postponed. 

Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns regret that they will not be able to hold their annual fundraising Christmas market and auction this year due to the pandemic. Obviously at this stage, we cannot predict what’s in store for next year, but we do hope that we can return as usual on the first Sunday in December. We would like to thank all our loyal supporters, those who donated items and those who purchased them in the past and we are grateful for your support through the years.

Christmas Arrangements.

The Government is preparing to announce the Christmas arrangements this coming week with regards to Covid -19 restrictions, but in all honesty the reality is we must all take responsibility for our own actions.  There is no guarantee Level 5 restrictions will be lifted because the number of people catching the virus and the number of deaths are still too high. Please continue to follow the advice of the Government and Nphet in the run up and during the Christmas season.  Don’t forget An Post will ensure free delivery of all cards and letters posted to and from residents of nursing and care homes in Ireland. Just write freepost where the stamp normally goes and make sure to include your own name and address on the back.

Church News.

Both Lorrha and Rathcabbin churches will remain open for anyone wishing to pray privately.  Masses will be available online (see details below).

Up to 25 mourners can attend a funeral service. Up to 25 guests can attend a wedding ceremony and reception. Baptisms-postponed unless an emergency. First Friday Calls-we can arrange to have a family member to give Holy Communion to their relative. Confessions-may be heard upon request. These arrangements will remain in place until level five restrictions are lifted on December 1st.

Masses remain available remotely live at Borrisokane mass times- 7pm Saturday and 10:30am Sunday- and a recording from Fr Michael from Terryglass. Please check the following links:  www.twitch.tv/borrisokaneparish  /  www.killaloediocese.ie/parish/borrisokane/   www.terryglass/kilbarron https://bit.ly/3bhnxfj  Weekdays Masses on Webcam 10am.Tues, Thurs, Fri. from Borrisokane.

Please Note

Next Sunday, 29th November, is the first Sunday of Advent. Feast of the Immaculate Conception; this is a very special day in the Liturgical year when we celebrate Mary in a very special way, Tuesday 8th December. Mass at 10am on Webcam.

Mini Advent Retreat on Zoom:

For three sessions, during Advent, you are invited to take part in a mini-retreat that will explore the themes of Faith, Hope and Love. The retreat will be led by Fr Billy Swan; St Aidan’s Cathedral, Enniscorthy and will take place from Tuesday 1st to Thursday 3rd December beginning at 8pm. To take part, all you need to do is send an email to thehookoffaith@gmail.com to receive the Zoom link. Come and join us to prepare for Christmas

New Christmas Tradition

Beginning Dec. 1st you are invited to read one chapter (of 24) of the Book of Luke each evening. On Christmas Eve you will have read an entire account of Jesus’ life and wake up Christmas morning knowing Who and Why we celebrate!

Community Connect:

This Christmas why not give your family and friends the gift of giving? Community Connect is a national initiative which supports pregnant women and new mothers in need in a practical way. What better gift for a loved one this Christmas than to sponsor a Community Connect newborn BabyBox or MamaBag on their behalf? The beautiful and practical newborn BabyBox can be sponsored for €55 and the thoughtful MamaBag for €20.  For more details see www.communityconnect.ie

Marriage Preparation during Covid:

Accord CLG is providing a 4 hour facilitated virtual interactive programme for couples preparing for marriage. See Accord.ie or phone 01 5053112.

Hard Luck

Commiserations to Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher, Brian Hogan and the Tipperary senior hurling team who lost to Galway in the quarter final on Saturday last. Galway managed to hold out for a two point victory while Tipp will have to wait till next year and start all over again.

Good Luck.

The best of luck to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary senior camogie squad who are out against Galway this coming Saturday 28th in the All Ireland semi final. The game will be played in Páirc Uí Chaoimh with throw in down for 2.15pm following the other semi-final between Cork and Kilkenny at 12.30pm. This is Tipperary’s third year to reach the semi-final stage of the competition and it will be certainly their stiffest test to date, paired against the reigning All Ireland champions who will be out to get a step closer to retaining the O’Duffy cup. Good luck Clodagh.

GAA Notes:

Tipperary: Hard luck to Brian Hogan, Patrick Maher and the Tipperary hurlers at the weekend.

The lads continue to put Lorrha club on the map and we are all proud of their achievements in the blue and gold. Congratulations to the Tipperary footballers on their sensational Munster final victory. A special word to Paddy Christie who is a nephew of the Sherlocks and indeed to Philip Austin, who is flying the football flag for Lower Ormond.

Best of luck to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary camogie team in their All-Ireland semi-final against Galway on Saturday.

Calendar: The Lorrha calendar is now on sale which includes pictures of the U16 North Championship winning team, the U12 camogie team amongst others. The calendar will be on sale in An Scéal, Kelly's and Mulrooney's while Mary Coen and Louis McCormack will also be selling copies.

AGMS: Subject to Covid restrictions, we aim to hold our juvenile AGM in early December, while the adult AGM will take place in January.

Lotto: The jackpot is at €11'250 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at clubforce.com. Lotto envelopes can be dropped off at the clubhouse, at Mulrooney's, Kelly's, or at the Scéal shop. If you need Lotto envelopes, contact chairman Joe Dolan (0879673124), Hubert Duggan (0872185995) or Kevin Molloy (0876738986).

Helping hand: Contact Joe Dolan(0879673124), Maureen Guinan (0872426965), Tom Kennedy, (0879191689) , Louis McCormack (0868493595), Colm Kennedy (0868170633) if a helping hand is needed.


Lorrha Notes

ICSA will not agree to any proposals from the Department on its TB strategy until all outstanding issues around compensation and wildlife measures (including deer) are dealt with in a satisfactory way, according to its animal health and welfare chair Hugh Farrell. ICSA agrees that there is a need for enhanced support for herds that have had a long and difficult TB experience. However, the term “enhanced support” is not analogous with provisions such as imposing a 30-day pre-movement test. Mr Farrell said that the ICSA would not even entertain this discussion unless it was guaranteed that any such proposals were limited to very specific cases of herds that have had severe and recurring TB outbreaks. There must be a satisfactory conclusion to the outstanding questions relating to compensation and a commitment to fully confront the role of wildlife

Nearly There.

With just two weeks left in Level 5 restrictions before the country can hopefully throw open their doors again in preparation for the Christmas season, let’s not lose the run of ourselves entirely as this awful virus knows no boundaries. Please continue to follow the advice of the Government and HSE in the run up and during the Christmas season. Countries around the world have cautiously welcomed the great news that Pfizer say their Covid-19 vaccine is 90% proof so the sooner it’s rolled out the better for everyone. Don’t forget An Post will ensure free delivery of all cards and letters posted to and from residents of nursing and care homes in Ireland. Just write freepost where the stamp normally goes and make sure to include your own name and address on the back.

Church News.

Level 5 Covid 19. Both Lorrha and Rathcabbin churches will remain open for anyone wishing to pray privately.  Masses will be available online (see details below).

Up to 25 mourners can attend a funeral service. Up to 25 guests can attend a wedding ceremony and reception. Baptisms-postponed unless an emergency. First Friday Calls-we can arrange to have a family member to give Holy Communion to their relative. Confessions-may be heard upon request. These arrangements will remain in place until level five restrictions are lifted on December 1st.

Masses remain available remotely live at Borrisokane mass times- 7pm Saturday and 10:30am Sunday- and a recording from Fr Michael from Terryglass. Please check the following links:  www.twitch.tv/borrisokaneparish  /  www.killaloediocese.ie/parish/borrisokane/   www.terryglass/kilbarron https://bit.ly/3bhnxfj  Weekdays Masses on Webcam 10am.Tues, Thurs, Fri. from Borrisokane.

Late Breeda Gleeson.

Sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of the late Breda Gleeson (née Mounsey), Lordspark, Rathcabbin who passed away on Tuesday 10th November. Peacefully, after a long illness bravely borne. Predeceased by her parents Bridie and Stephen. Deeply regretted by her loving husband Barry, son Brian, brother’s John, Timmy, Stevie, Ger, Liam and Anthony, sister Marie, mother-in-law Margaret, father-in-law Lar, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews aunts and uncle, carers, relatives, neighbours and friends.
After funeral Mass in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church Rathcabbin on Thursday 12th. burial took place in Bonoham Cemetery.  May she rest in peace.

November Intentions.

Anyone wishing to have deceased members of their families remembered throughout November can do so by dropping their lists into the Parochial House in Lorrha.

Remembrance Mass:

 Remembrance Mass will take place in Lorrha Church on Thursday 19th at 7.30pm for those who have died during the last year. As people cannot attend due to current restrictions, the mass will be streamed online. Find the link on Lorrha Parish and Visit Lorrha Dorrha Facebook pages.

Trades Directory.

Scéal Community Group are setting up a directory for local trades people and businesses. If you would like your business included, please send a private message to our Facebook page Visit Lorrha Dorrha or text 087 440 2496

Remembrance 2020

Because 2020 has been a year like no other, the Diocese of Killaloe, in collaboration with the Anglican Diocese of Limerick, Killaloe & Ardfert has decided to hold a Day of Remembrance on Friday evening November 20th for those who have died in 2020.  This Day aims to acknowledge those who have died this year and those who have been bereaved through the death of loved ones. It includes the remembrance of those who have died as a result of the global pandemic, as well as those who have died from other causes. The day will help us to remember our own beloved dead but also acknowledge and pray for those whose passing and mourning has been so cruelly affected by the COVID protocols in hospitals and nursing homes and around funerals.

The focus of the Remembrance Day will be on short moments of prayer in which everyone can participate at home.  These include the following: A short radio message and blessing from Bishop Fintan and Bishop Kenneth Kearon (Church of Ireland) will mark the beginning of the day’s prayer.  (This will also be available on diocesan and parish websites, on Facebook and other social media platforms).  A Diocese-wide moment of silence and individual prayer at 12 noon to remember the dead and bereaved.  The angelus bell will be a reminder of this moment. A short prayer time to be broadcast on Clare FM and Tipp FM on Friday evening around 7 p.m.  People are invited to light candles and place them in the window in the evening as an act of remembrance.

Anniversary Masses.

 For anyone wishing to book an anniversary mass please contact the Parish Office on 090-9747009. Both Fr Tom and Fr Michael are happy to include anniversaries in their weekend masses, in Terryglass by audio on Saturday evenings and on webcam on Sunday mornings in Borrisokane.

November Memorial Service.

Lough Derg November Memorial service for deceased pilgrims and benefactors Is live via webcam from St. Mary’s Church, Pettigo, Sunday 22nd November at 7pm www.churchservices.tv/pettigo . To enrol a departed loved one please contact us by email: info@loughderg.org or tel: 0(0353) 71 9861518 or write to: Fr La Flynn, Prior, Lough Derg, Pettigo, Co. Donegal f94 yc60

Marriage Preparation during Covid:

Accord CLG is providing a 4 hour facilitated virtual interactive programme for couples preparing for marriage. See Accord.ie or phone 01 5053112

Help Line:

A COVID-19 support line is available for older people and is managed by ALONE,  a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am - 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.

Lorrha GAA Helping Hand.

If anyone needs a helping hand, Lorrha GAA club would like to offer their services whether it's to collect groceries, collect prescriptions etc. Ring Joe Dolan (0879673124), Maureen Guinan (0872426965), Niall McIntyre (0857623158), David Fogarty (0872681134), Colm Kennedy (0868170633) all of whom will be happy to help.

Well Done.

Well done to Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher, Brian Hogan and the Tipperary senior hurling team who are through to the all Ireland quarter final after their victory over Cork on Saturday last. Galway have been drawn as their opponents while Waterford will play Clare in the other quarter final. Tipperary will return to the LIT Gaelic Grounds for the All-Ireland hurling championship quarter-final against Galway next Saturday. The match starts at 1.15pm and will be shown live on RTE.

Saturday’s other quarter-final between Waterford and Clare will be played at Páirc Uí Chaoimh, with a 3.45 start, and will be shown live on Sky Sports Mix. We wish our two lads and the team the very best.

Congratulations also to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipp senior camogie girls who recorded a five point victory over Waterford in the quarter final on Saturday last. The girls are out in two weeks time where they play the present All Ireland holders Galway in the semi-final and we wish them well.

GAA Notes

Tipperary: Well done to our three county players Brian Hogan, Patrick Maher and Clodagh McIntyre on their victories with Tipperary over the weekend. Best of luck to Brian and Bonner this weekend against Galway.

 RIP: Sympathies also to the Gleeson and Mounsey families on the death of Breda Mounsey.

 Lotto:  There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €10,950. The numbers drawn on 16 November were: 1-7-19-27. 2 Match 3's: Margaret Gleeson, Helen & Martin Corrigan share €120. Promoters: Margaret Gleeson, D&K Mannion, Internet.
Next Monday's draw will be for a jackpot of €11,100 with a Match 3 pot of €100. Team 6 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.
The jackpot is at €11'100 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at clubforce.com. Lotto envelopes can be dropped off at the clubhouse, at Mulrooney's, Kelly's, or at the Scéal shop. If you need Lotto envelopes, contact chairman Joe Dolan (0879673124), Hubert Duggan (0872185995) or Kevin Molloy (0876738986).

CLUB NEWS

Tipperary: Well done to our three county players Brian Hogan, Patrick Maher, and Clodagh McIntyre on their victories with Tipperary over the weekend. Best of luck to Brian and Bonner this weekend against Galway.

RIP: Sympathies also to the Gleeson and Mounsey families on the death of Breda Mounsey.


Lorrha Notes

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has announced that it has confirmed avian influenza subtype H5N8 in a wild bird in County Limerick.
The peregrine falcon was submitted to the Limerick Regional Veterinary Laboratory as part of the Department’s wild bird AI surveillance programme.
Further tests are being carried out to determine whether the virus is the same highly pathogenic strain that is currently present in Great Britain, the Netherlands and Germany. The results of these tests will not be available until late next week.
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has confirmed that although the H5N8 subtype can cause serious disease in poultry and other birds, no human infections with this virus have been reported world-wide and therefore risk to humans is considered to be very low.
The Department remains in close contact with industry stakeholders and reiterates that strict bio-security measures are necessary to prevent the introduction of avian influenza into poultry and captive bird flocks. Flock owners should remain vigilant for any signs of disease in their flocks, and report any disease suspicion to their nearest Department Veterinary Office.

Thank You.

Lorrha Development / Tidy Towns wish to extend sincere thanks to all individual and business people who once again placed advertising in the 2021 edition of the very popular annual Lorrha Parish calendar. Without your continued support we simply could not produce such a keepsake.
The calendar will be in the shops in the near future. Watch this space for further details.

Church News.

Level 5 Covid 19. Both Lorrha and Rathcabbin churches will remain open for anyone wishing to pray privately for the next 6 weeks.   Masses will be available online (see details below).

Up to 25 mourners can attend a funeral service. Up to 25 guests can attend a wedding ceremony and reception. Baptisms-postponed unless an emergency. First Friday Calls-we can arrange to have a family member to give Holy Communion to their relative. Confessions-may be heard upon request. These arrangements will remain in place until level five restrictions are lifted on December 1st.

Masses remain available remotely live at Borrisokane mass times- 7pm Saturday and 10:30am Sunday- and a recording from Fr Michael from Terryglass. Please check the following links:  www.twitch.tv/borrisokaneparish  /  www.killaloediocese.ie/parish/borrisokane/   www.terryglass/kilbarron https://bit.ly/3bhnxfj  Weekdays Masses on Webcam 10am.Tues, Thurs, Fri. from Borrisokane.

Late Zara Harding – Horan.

Sympathy is extended to the Horan family Aglish and the Harding family Lorrha on the death of a daughter, sister and granddaughter Zara Harding - Horan who died on Monday November 2nd at Cork University Hospital. Zara will be sadly missed and remembered always by her parents Declan and Alison, brother Jamie, sister Charlotte, Granny Violet and Grandad Henry, Granny Vina and Grandad Seamus, aunties and uncles, cousins, close family and friends.
After funeral service in St. Ruadhan’s Church of Ireland, Lorrha on Wednesday 4th. burial took place in Terryglass Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Late Sinead O’Brien.

Sympathy is extended to the O’Brien Family Riverstown, and the Maher families Rathcabbin on the death of Sinead O’Brien which occurred on Monday November 2nd. in Beaumont Hospital.
She will be forever missed by her heartbroken family; husband Alan, sons Conall and Oisín, parents Ollie and Martina, sisters Catriona and Elaine, parents-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, uncles, aunts, cousins, relatives and a large circle of very dear friends.
After funeral Mass in The Church of The Annunciation, Carrig on Thursday 5th burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Late Timothy Slevin.

Sympathy is extended to Chrissie Hoctor, Nenagh on the death of her brother, and the Slevin family Kilregane and relatives in the parish of the late Timmie Slevin, Mohill, Leitrim and formally Kilregane, Lorrha which occurred on Saturday November 7th suddenly but peacefully, aged 91.Back in the arms of his beloved Tina (died 27 June 20). Much loved and deeply missed by son Michael, daughter Fiona, daughter-in-law Fiona, grand-children Seán, Niamh and Jennifer, sister Chrissie, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, godchildren, nieces, nephews and large extended family; also by his old ESB colleagues, hurling teammates and many valued friends and neighbours.
Burial took place after funeral Mass in St. Patrick’s Church, Mohill on Monday last November 9th. May he rest in peace.

November Intentions.

Anyone wishing to have deceased members of their families remembered throughout November can do so by dropping their lists into the Parochial House in Lorrha.

Anniversary Masses.

 For anyone wishing to book an anniversary mass please contact the Parish Office on 090-9747009. Both Fr Tom and Fr Michael are happy to include anniversaries in their weekend masses, in Terryglass by audio on Saturday evenings and on webcam on Sunday mornings in Borrisokane.

November Memorial Service.

Lough Derg November Memorial service for deceased pilgrims and benefactors Is live via webcam from St. Mary’s Church, Pettigo, Sunday 22nd November at 7pm www.churchservices.tv/pettigo . To enrol a departed loved one please contact us by email: info@loughderg.org or tel: 0(0353) 71 9861518 or write to: Fr La Flynn, Prior, Lough Derg, Pettigo, Co. Donegal f94 yc60

Marriage Preparation during Covid:

Accord CLG is providing a 4 hour facilitated virtual interactive programme for couples preparing for marriage. See Accord.ie or phone 01 5053112

Help Line:

A COVID-19 support line is available for older people and is managed by ALONE,  a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am - 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.

Lorrha GAA Helping Hand.

If anyone needs a helping hand, Lorrha GAA club would like to offer their services whether it's to collect groceries, collect prescriptions etc. Ring Joe Dolan (0879673124), Maureen Guinan (0872426965), Niall McIntyre (0857623158), David Fogarty (0872681134), Colm Kennedy (0868170633) all of whom will be happy to help.

Good Luck.

The best of luck is extended to Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher, Brian Hogan and the Tipperary senior hurling team when they play Cork this coming Saturday 14th  in the  second round of the All-Ireland senior hurling championship qualifiers. Throw in is at 4.00pm in the Gaelic grounds, Limerick.

GAA Notes:

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €10,800.  The numbers drawn on 9 November were: 17-18-21-31    No Match 3.  Lucky Dips: Mary Molloy, Eamonn Maher, Vincent Liffey, Stephen Houlihan. Promoters: Betty Houlihan, Margaret Gleeson, Mulrooney's Gala. Next Monday's draw will be for a jackpot of €10,950 with Match 3 pot of €120 with Team 5 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

 Support local businesses: It is more important than ever to support the local businesses in our parish, and we would urge all members to shop local and support local when possible.

Helping hand: If anyone needs a helping hand, the club would like to offer our services whether it's to collect groceries, collect prescriptions etc. Ring Joe Dolan(0879673124), Maureen Guinan (0872426965), Tom Kennedy, (0879191689) , Louis McCormack (0868493595), Colm Kennedy (0868170633) all of whom will be happy to help.

RIP: Sympathies to the O'Brien family Carrig on the death of Sinead O'Brien. Sympathies also to the Harding family, Kilregane on the death of Zara and to the Slevin family on the death of Tim.

AGM: The club's AGM will take place as soon as the current restrictions are lifted.

Lotto:  The jackpot is at €10'950 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at clubforce.com. Lotto envelopes can be dropped off at the clubhouse, at Mulrooney's, Kelly's, or at the Scéal shop. If you need Lotto envelopes, contact chairman Joe Dolan (0879673124), Hubert Duggan (0872185995) or Kevin Molloy (0876738986).


Lorrha Notes

Congratulations to Maureen Guinan who was the winner of this load of turf last week.

Birthday Girl.

Many congratulations and good wishes is extended to Kathleen Kennedy, Rathcabbin who celebrated her 98th birthday on Saturday last October 31st. Kathleen celebrated this wonderful occasion with her family. Happy birthday Kathleen and you are wished many more years of good health, happiness and contentment.

Gratitude.

Lorrha Development has had a tremendous response to the request for suitable photographs for the 2021 edition of the very popular annual Lorrha Parish calendar. Many thanks to everyone who has responded again this year as without such photographs we simply could not produce such a keepsake.
The calendar will be in the shops in the near future. Watch this space for further details.

Church News.

Level 5 Covid 19. Both Lorrha and Rathcabbin churches will remain open for anyone wishing to pray privately for the next 6 weeks.   Masses will be available online (see details below).

Up to 25 mourners can attend a funeral service. Up to 25 guests can attend a wedding ceremony and reception. Baptisms-postponed unless an emergency. First Friday Calls-we can arrange to have a family member to give Holy Communion to their relative. Confessions-may be heard upon request. These arrangements will remain in place until level five restrictions are lifted on December 1st.

Masses remain available remotely live at Borrisokane mass times- 7pm Saturday and 10:30am Sunday- and a recording from Fr Michael from Terryglass. Please check the following links:  www.twitch.tv/borrisokaneparish  /  www.killaloediocese.ie/parish/borrisokane/   www.terryglass/kilbarron https://bit.ly/3bhnxfj  Weekdays Masses on Webcam 10am.Tues, Thurs, Fri. from Borrisokane.

Sympathy:

Sympathy is extended to the Gallagher and Milne families Lorrha on the death of a mother, sister and grandmother Kathleen Gallagher, Elmgrove Nursing Home Birr, and formally Ballymacegan, Lorrha who passed on October 29th, (peacefully) surrounded by her family. Predeceased by her devoted husband Joe, she will be sadly missed by her loving family; daughters Carol and her husband Harry, Denise and her husband Brian, Fiona and her partner Ben, son Rodney and his wife Antoinette, grandchildren; Emily, Ayden, Dylan, Rebecca, Cian and Eoin, brothers and sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
After Funeral Mass on Saturday, October 31st, in St. Brendan’s Church, Birr, burial took place in Clonoghill Cemetery, Birr. May she rest in peace.

On-line Donations to Parish:

The on-line donations facility on the Diocesan Website is now operational which enables parishioners to make on-line contributions to their own individual parish. Log on to www.killaloediocese.ie and using the Donate button, select your own parish to make your contribution. Donations to parish funds, priest’s collections or other special collections can be accommodated. We hope that you will find this service useful for your ongoing support which is greatly appreciated.

November Intentions.

 Anyone wishing to have deceased members of their families remembered throughout November can do so by dropping their lists into the Parochial House in Lorrha.

Anniversary Masses.

 For anyone wishing to book an anniversary mass please contact the Parish Office on 090-9747009. Both Fr Tom and Fr Michael are happy to include anniversaries in their weekend masses, in Terryglass by audio on Saturday evenings and on webcam on Sunday mornings in Borrisokane.

November Memorial Service.

Lough Derg November Memorial service for deceased pilgrims and benefactors Is live via webcam from St. Mary’s Church, Pettigo, Sunday 22nd November at 7pm www.churchservices.tv/pettigo . To enrol a departed loved one please contact us by email: info@loughderg.org or tel: 0(0353) 71 9861518 or write to: Fr La Flynn, Prior, Lough Derg, Pettigo, Co. Donegal f94 yc60

Marriage Preparation during Covid:

Accord CLG is providing a 4 hour facilitated virtual interactive programme for couples preparing for marriage. See Accord.ie or phone 01 5053112

Help Line:

A COVID-19 support line is available for older people and is managed by ALONE,  a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am - 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.

Lorrha GAA Helping Hand.

If anyone needs a helping hand, Lorrha GAA club would like to offer their services whether it's to collect groceries, collect prescriptions etc. Ring Joe Dolan (0879673124), Maureen Guinan (0872426965), Niall McIntyre (0857623158), David Fogarty (0872681134), Colm Kennedy (0868170633) all of whom will be happy to help.

GAA Notes:

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €10,650. The numbers drawn on 2 November were: 7-23-26-28. 1 Match 3: Niall McIntyre wins €160. Promoters: Joe Cleary, Joe Dolan and Internet. Next Monday's draw will be for a jackpot of €10,800 with a Match 3 pot of €100 with Team 4 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

CLUB NEWS

Support local businesses: It is more important than ever to support the local businesses in our parish, and we would urge all members to shop local and support local when possible.

Juvenile Club Raffle: Thanks to all who contributed to, supported, and sponsored the juvenile club fundraiser. The winners are as follows: 1) Turf - Maureen Guinan, Culleen, 2) Bottle of whiskey - Denis Duggan, 3) Biscuits - Ros Pyke, 4) Sweets - Leanne Sullivan, 5) Sweets - Elaine McDonagh.

Helping Hand: If anyone needs a helping hand, the club would like to offer our services whether it's to collect groceries, collect prescriptions etc. Ring Joe Dolan (0879673124), Maureen Guinan (0872426965), Tom Kennedy, (0879191689), Louis McCormack (0868493595), Colm Kennedy (0868170633) all of whom will be happy to help.

Tipp GAA Clubs Draw: The Brophy’s were on the double in the third Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw. Congrats to Maria who won the second overall prize of €5000 cash/holiday and to Shane who won the second promoters prize of €400.

AGM: The club's Annual General Meeting will take place as soon as the current restrictions are lifted.

Lotto: The jackpot is at €10,800 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at clubforce.com. Lotto envelopes can be dropped off at the clubhouse, at Mulrooney's Gala, the Scéal shop in Lorrha or Kelly’s Rathcabbin. If you need Lotto envelopes, contact chairman Joe Dolan (0879673124), Hubert Duggan (0872185995) or Kevin Molloy (0876738986).

RIP: Sympathies to the Milne, Gallagher families on the death of Kathleen Gallagher.


Lorrha Notes

The GAA Juvenile committee are raffling this fine tractor load of turf for just €5 per ticket. If you want to be in with a chance to win then hurry and contact the juvenile chairman Colm Kennedy on 086 8170 633 or contact any member of the committee. But you had better hurry as the raffle will be held next week. 

Lorrha Development Association:

The hugely increasing cost of insuring Friars Park has become a matter of concern for Lorrha Development Association, prompting the committee to seek advice from our local councillors and Tipperary Co. Council.  The amount sought from our insurers for the coming year is €1,975 and we have been informed that approx. 50% of this amount is due to the fact that there is playground equipment in the park. Taking this and the advice/information we received from the aforementioned into account, the Development Association has decided, regretfully, to have the playground equipment removed from the park. If anyone is interested in having this equipment for your personal use, you may have it for a contribution to Lorrha Development Association.  Enquiries to Mary at (090) 9747972.

Church News.

Level 5 Covid 19. Both Lorrha and Rathcabbin churches will remain open for anyone wishing to pray privately for the next 6 weeks.   Masses will be available online (see details below).

Up to 25 mourners can attend a funeral service. Up to 25 guests can attend a wedding ceremony and reception. Baptisms-postponed unless an emergency. First Friday Calls-we can arrange to have a family member to give Holy Communion to their relative. Confessions-may be heard upon request. These arrangements will remain in place until level five restrictions are lifted on December 1st.

Masses remain available remotely live at Borrisokane mass times- 7pm Saturday and 10:30am Sunday- and a recording from Fr Michael from Terryglass. Please check the following links:  www.twitch.tv/borrisokaneparish  /  www.killaloediocese.ie/parish/borrisokane/   www.terryglass/kilbarron https://bit.ly/3bhnxfj  Weekdays Masses on Webcam 10am.Tues, Thurs, Fri. from Borrisokane.

On-line Donations to Parish:

The on-line donations facility on the Diocesan Website is now operational which enables parishioners to make on-line contributions to their own individual parish. Log on to www.killaloediocese.ie and using the Donate button, select your own parish to make your contribution. Donations to parish funds, priest’s collections or other special collections can be accommodated. We hope that you will find this service useful for your ongoing support which is greatly appreciated.

Blessing of the Graves.

 In the absence of us being able to bless graves the following link may be helpful. The prayer ceremony will be live on webcam on the 1st of November at 3pm https://www.killaloediocese.ie/november-remembrance-for-the-faithful-departed/
Feast of All Saints, Sunday next 1st November . Feast of All Souls, Monday next, 2nd November.

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Help Line:

A COVID-19 support line is available for older people and is managed by ALONE,  a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am - 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.

Road Works Continue:

Temporary Road Closure R489 road from Portumna to Birr with works at The Pike, Rathcabbin and Ballincor, Lorrha, continues until  19.00hrs Friday 30th October to facilitate urgent works in the area.
The road remains closed from 07:00hrs - 19:00hrs Monday to Friday weekly.
Traffic travelling from Portumna will proceed along N65 southbound from the R489 Junction at The Ferry to Derrinvohil and R438 northbound to Walshpark. Traffic travelling from Walshpark will proceed along R438 southbound to Derrinvohil and the N65 northbound to The Ferry. Localised diversions will be in place for the duration of the closure.

An Post Giving A Helping Hand.

An Post has announced ‘Community Focus’, an expanded range of post office and postal delivery supports for customers and communities to help everyone stay connected now and into the future.  An Post Community Focus is a range of supports for customers, most particularly for older and vulnerable people who are living alone. New from An Post , recognising the increasing restrictions across the country and to bring a little joy, An Post will ensure free delivery of all card and letter mail posted to and from residents of Nursing and Care homes in the State.  By writing FREEPOST where the stamp normally goes, An Post will carry cards and letters without a postage stamp.
An Post delivery staff will continue to check in regularly with ‘seniors’ along their routes.  Family members of older or vulnerable customers can register for the free check-in service by completing the postal address and eircode of the customer at anpost.com/CommunityFocus.  These details will be relayed directly through An Post’s digital network to the customer’s local postperson who will call to the address at the earliest opportunity.
Should any customer have a specific need for groceries, prescription etc, the postperson will link them up with ALONE, the national charity ensuring personal support to older and vulnerable people,  lined to the wider Local Authority Community Response Forum. If older or vulnerable customers are unable to get out to buy stamps for cards or letters, their postman or postwoman will pick up their mail from their home and An Post will cover the postage for them.  An Post will provide same-day delivery of newspapers for older and vulnerable customers Monday to Friday.  Customers can find out more at anpost.com/CommunityFocus or newsdelivery.ie
Customers can nominate a Temporary Agent to collect their social welfare payments (eg Pension) at the Post Office.  Forms  are available at all post offices and anpost.com/Communityfocus.    In addition to clear signage and social distancing measures, Post Offices have also designated 9am – 11am on Fridays as the dedicated period for seniors or vulnerable customers to collect social welfare payments and do other business.

Lorrha GAA Helping Hand.

If anyone needs a helping hand, Lorrha GAA club would like to offer their services whether it's to collect groceries, collect prescriptions etc. Ring Joe Dolan (0879673124), Maureen Guinan (0872426965), Niall McIntyre (0857623158), David Fogarty (0872681134), Colm Kennedy (0868170633) all of whom will be happy to help.

Local Gardai Helping Hand.

Gardai in Borrisokane are offering a helping hand if you or anyone you know require assistance during this pandemic. Just call them on (067) 27101.

GAA Notes:

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €10,500. The numbers drawn on 26 October were: 10-21-22-24. No Match 3. Lucky Dips: Caroline O'Brien, Trish Moore, Sharan O'Donnell Molloy, Ronan & Eimear Moore. Promoters: Joe Dolan, Liam Reddish, Mulrooney's Gala.

Next Monday's draw will be for a jackpot of €10,650 with a Match 3 pot of €160 so make sure you are in the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

CLUB NEWS

Club shut-down: All club activities, aside from the lotto which will be running as normal, have been called off until December 1 - this includes the annual timber auction which won't take place this year. With our juveniles spread across four secondary schools and three primary schools, we've decided the safest course of action is to take a break. The hope is that we can all get through Christmas safe and that 2021 will be an even more successful year for the club. In the meantime, stay safe, keep the heads up and the spirits high.

Helping hand: If anyone needs a helping hand, the club would like to offer our services whether it's to collect groceries, collect prescriptions etc. Ring Joe Dolan (0879673124), Maureen Guinan (0872426965), Niall McIntyre (0857623158), David Fogarty (0872681134), Colm Kennedy (0868170633) all of whom will be happy to help.

Juvenile fundraiser: We are raffling off a load of turf for our juvenile fundraiser. It's €5 per ticket and anybody interested in entering the draw is to contact juvenile chairman Colm Kennedy (0868170633) or any member of the committee. We are raffling it off next week.

Club Gear: The Lorrha jersey, along with a wide range of Lorrha gear is now available to buy on the O’Neill’s website. You can check it out by following the link on our social media channels. The blue and white tops and shorts have the making of a great Christmas present.

Tipperary: Best of luck to Brian Hogan, Patrick Maher, and the Tipperary senior hurlers in the Munster semi-final against Limerick next Sunday. Also, best of luck to the senior men’s and ladies’ footballers in their championship games next weekend.


Lorrha Notes

The new lockdown to level 5 was announced on Monday evening by Taoiseach Micheal Martin coming into place on Wednesday 21st October.

Birthday Girl.

Many congratulations and good wishes is extended to Kathleen Houlihan, Lorrha who celebrated her 98th birthday on Monday last October 19th. Kathleen celebrated this wonderful occasion with her family. Happy birthday Kathleen and you are wished many more years of good health, happiness and contentment.

Reminder.

Tipperary County Council are preparing a directory entitled Repair and Reuse. Anyone wishing to be included can do so for free and this directory will be available to everyone for free when complete. This will be a great asset for everyone for free. If you are involved in any of the following services please email: annmarie.clifford@tipperarycoco.ie 

Bicycle repairs and servicing, clothes alterations, computer and mobile phones repairs, domestic appliances repairs, gutters and roof repairs, furniture repair and upholstery, heating and pluming repairs, lawnmowers and garden machinery repairs, leather and shoe repairs, old photos restoration and cassette tape to CD transfer, restoration of old windows, watches and jewellery repairs, window and door repairs, second hand shops and finally charity shops. Another web page to visit is www.repairmystuff which has a directory of people who carry out repairs and business.

Church News.

With level 3 restrictions in place again due to the second wave of Covid – 19, there will be no Mass celebrations for the next few weeks anyhow. However, The churches (Lorrha & Rathcabbin) will remain open for anyone wishing to pray privately.
Masses remain available remotely live at Borrisokane mass times- 7pm Saturday and 10:30am Sunday- and a recording from Fr Michael from Terryglass. Please check the following links:  www.twitch.tv/borrisokaneparish  /  www.killaloediocese.ie/parish/borrisokane/   www.terryglass/kilbarron https://bit.ly/3bhnxfj  Weekdays Masses on Webcam 10am.Tues, Thurs, Fri. from Borrisokane.
October is the Month of the Rosary.  Please continue to recite the rosary when possible, asking Mary our Mother to pray for us and keep us safe during this trying time.

Tune In.

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Sympathy:

Sympathy is extended to the family of Matt Fogarty, Drominagh, Ballinderry who passed away peacefully on Wednesday Oct. 14th. at University Hospital, Galway. Matt was well known in our parish, in particular the Lorrha end. He will be sadly missed.
Predeceased by his wife Mary sisters Pauline and Bridie , sadly missed by his family, son Denis, daughters Christine, Breda and Annette, sons- in-law Enda, Chris and Michael, grandchildren Jeffrey, Jemma, Patrick, Finnan, Liam, Niamh, Billy, Sally and Tom , sister Sr Virgilius , nieces, nephews , friend Mary, cousins relatives neighbours and friends. After funeral Mass in Terryglass church on Saturday last the 17th  burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Creation of Community Hubs

Tipperary County Council in partnership with South Tipperary Development Company and North Tipperary Development Company are looking to support the provision of, rollout of, and promotion of Community Learning Spaces across County Tipperary.

We will conduct a survey of community facilities through Tipperary PPN to establish if the community facility has broadband and WIFI capability, a dedicated space that can be allocated to creating a learning/study space, capability of opening and closing the facility to match the demands of students requiring allocated times, heating and provision of comfortable operating environment, will ensure that all Covid 19 guidelines are followed to ensure the safety of those attending and using the learning spaces are adhered to. We will then support the applicable community facilities with provision of desk, screen and sanitisation unit and also promote the facility as having the learning space available.

To register your interest in this project please Postal Returns can be sent to

Fiona Crotty, A/AO Community and Economic Development

Tipperary County Council, Ballingarrane House, Cahir Road, Clonmel, Co Tipperary E91E183

Email returns of Expression of Interest to fiona.crotty@tipperarycoco.ie

or  complete the form at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/communitylearningspaces

For more information contact Fiona Crotty on fiona.crotty@tipperarycoco.ie or 0761 06 6223.


Help Line:

A COVID-19 support line is available for older people and is managed by ALONE,  a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am - 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.

Wedding Bells:

Congratulations to Mairead Cahalan and Graham Neary who were married in The Church of the Holy Redeemer, Redwood on Saturday 10th of October.  Mairead is daughter of Patrick and Kathleen Cahalan, Lordspark.  Best wishes to Mairead and Graham as they settle into their married lives together in Sallins Co Kildare.
Congratulations is also extended to Shane Brophy and Grace Fogarty who were married in St. James Church, Killea on Thursday 15th October. Shane is son of John and Marie, Lisballyard, Rathcabbin. Best wishes to Shane and Grace as they settle into married life in Nenagh.

Help Line:

The Irish Hospice Foundation national bereavement helpline, Free phone - 1800 807077 – Mon-Fri, 10am-1pm, Support Line, in partnership with HSE, provides comfort and support in these exceptional times.

Re-Use Month:

Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns committee wish to inform the community that October is Ireland’s National Reuse month. We should learn to value our stuff by using and reusing it for as long and as often as possible. Avoid waste so take a look around you and see how much you can reuse this month.

Hard Luck:

Commiserations to Celine Guinan and the Tipperary U16A camogie team who lost their first round opening All Ireland championship game to Galway on Sunday last on a score line of Galway 3.12 Tipperary 3.10.

Road Works Continue:

Temporary Road Closure R489 road from Portumna to Birr with works at The Pike, Rathcabbin and Ballincor, Lorrha, continues until  19.00hrs Friday 30th October to facilitate urgent works in the area.
The road remains closed from 07:00hrs - 19:00hrs Monday to Friday weekly.
Traffic travelling from Portumna will proceed along N65 southbound from the R489 Junction at The Ferry to Derrinvohil and R438 northbound to Walshpark. Traffic travelling from Walshpark will proceed along R438 southbound to Derrinvohil and the N65 northbound to The Ferry. Localised diversions will be in place for the duration of the closure.

Birthday Wishes:

Nancy Stewart form Clonard, Co Meath celebrated her 107th birthday on Friday16th of October. At the request of her granddaughter Louise, priests in every parish were asked to pray for Nancy to mark such a wonderful occasion. Although Nancy is in lockdown since March, she is in good health & good spirits and continues to keep her strong faith in God, who has helped her though many tough times. For anyone wishing to hear more about Nancy or contact her, please see http://www.facebook.com/livingandlaughingwithlou. Happy birthday Nancy.

GAA Notes:

Lotto:  There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €10,350. The numbers drawn on 19 October were: 6-18-27-32. No Match 3. Lucky Dips: Dermot & Noreen, Ann & John Nevin, Liam Reddish, Oliver Feighery. Promoters: Joe Cleary, Mulrooney's Gala, Internet. Next Monday's draw will be for a jackpot €10,500 with a Match 3 pot of €140 with Team 2 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support. You can play online at clubforce.com. Lotto envelopes can be dropped off at the clubhouse, at Mulrooney's Gala or at Kelly's Rathcabbin. If you need Lotto envelopes, contact chairman Joe Dolan (0879673124)

Hard luck: To Celine Guinan and the Tipperary U16 camogie team who lost to Galway in the All-Ireland Under-16 Championship at the weekend.

Lorrha Gear:  The Lorrha jersey, along with a wide-range of Lorrha gear is now available to buy on the O'Neills website. You can check it out by following the link on our social media channels. The blue and white tops and shorts have the making of a great Christmas present.

An Post Giving A Helping Hand.

An Post has announced ‘Community Focus’, an expanded range of post office and postal delivery supports for customers and communities to help everyone stay connected now and into the future.

An Post Community Focus is a range of supports for customers, most particularly for older and vulnerable people who are living alone:

  • Postage to and from Nursing and Care Homes: New from An Post , recognising the increasing restrictions across the country and to bring a little joy, An Post will ensure free delivery of all card and letter mail posted to and from residents of Nursing and Care homes in the State.  By writing FREEPOST where the stamp normally goes, An Post will carry cards and letters without a postage stamp.
  • Check-In:  An Post delivery staff will continue to check in regularly with ‘seniors’ along their routes.  Family members of older or vulnerable customers can register for the free check-in service by completing the postal address and eircode of the customer at anpost.com/CommunityFocus.  These details will be relayed directly through An Post’s digital network to the customer’s local postperson who will call to the address at the earliest opportunity.
    Should any customer have a specific need for groceries, prescription etc, the postperson will link them up with ALONE, the national charity ensuring personal support to older and vulnerable people,  lined to the wider Local Authority Community Response Forum.
  • Postage Pick-Up for Older/Vulnerable customers:  If older or vulnerable customers are unable to get out to buy stamps for cards or letters, their postman or postwoman will pick up their mail from their home and An Post will cover the postage for them.
  • Newspaper Delivery:  An Post will provide same-day delivery of newspapers for older and vulnerable customers Monday to Friday.  Customers can find out more at anpost.com/CommunityFocus or newsdelivery.ie
  • Temporary Agent for Post Office Social Welfare Collection: Customers can nominate a Temporary Agent to collect their social welfare payments (eg Pension) at the Post Office.  Forms  are available at all post offices and anpost.com/Communityfocus.    In addition to clear signage and social distancing measures, Post Offices have also designated 9am – 11am on Fridays as the dedicated period for seniors or vulnerable customers to collect social welfare payments and do other business.
  • Discounted Parcel postage for SMEs-  Full details at anpost.com

“An Post delivery staff and Postmasters across the country are pleased to play their part in helping to keep everyone safe and connected through the winter.   And we ask that people of all ages join in by doing their bit for communities across Ireland. We’ll get through the winter months together by looking after each other and sending the love” said Dublin Postman, Vincent Frawley who delivers in the Stillorgan area.

                                                                            Stay Safe Everyone

 

 


Lorrha Notes

Glanbia plc, have announces that, in line with its relationship agreement with Glanbia Co-operative Society Limited, it is appointing Independent Non-Executive Director, Donard Gaynor, as Chairman in place of Martin Keane with effect from 8th October 2020. Martin will remain on the Board of the Company until his normal retirement at the 2021 AGM.

Donard Gaynor has been a director of Glanbia plc since March 2013 and is Chairperson of the Remuneration Committee and a member of both the Audit Committee and Nomination and Governance Committee as well as Board Director with responsibility for workforce engagement. Donard retired in December 2012 as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development of Beam, Inc., the premium spirits company previously listed on the New York Stock Exchange, based in Chicago, Illinois. A Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, he joined Beam Inc. in 2003 as Senior Vice President and Managing Director – International. Prior to this, he served in a variety of senior executive leadership roles with The Seagram Spirits & Wine Group in New York and was also Audit Client Services Partner with the New York office of PricewaterhouseCoopers. In November 2016, Donard was appointed Chairman of Hazelwood Demesne Limited ‘The Lough Gill Distillery’ Company.

Given his Board tenure, it is intended that Donard will be Chairman of the Company until no later than the 2022 AGM, at which point he will have served on the Board for nine years. The Company will announce a successor to the Chair in advance of that date.  Commenting on this announcement: Mr Gaynor said, “It is a privilege to be appointed Chairman of Glanbia plc.  I look forward to working with the Glanbia team and my Board colleagues on the successful delivery of strategy and value creation for our stakeholders. On behalf of the Board I want to thank Martin for his stewardship of the Group, in particular for his leadership through the current Covid-19 pandemic.”

Mr Keane said, “It has been an honour to serve as Chairman of Glanbia plc, I would like to thank Siobhán Talbot and my Board colleagues for their support during my tenure as Chairman. Since joining the Board Donard has brought experience and energy to Glanbia and in his role as Remuneration Committee Chair, he has led prior engagements with our shareholders. I know he will use those qualities and his experience to make an excellent Chairman. I would like to wish Donard well as he takes up his new role.

Photographs Required.

Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns are looking for photographs for the 2021 edition of the very popular Lorrha/Dorrha Parish Calendar. If you are willing to loan your photographs for possible inclusion, please call Louis on (086) 8493595, Mary at (087) 2601413 or Rose on (086) 8647166. All hard copies will be returned. You can also email your photographs to info@lorrhadorrha.ie. Also, anyone wishing to advertise their business in the calendar can do so by contacting one of the above.

Church News.

With level 3 restrictions in place again due to the second wave of Covid – 19, there will be no Mass celebrations for the next few weeks anyhow. However, The churches (Lorrha & Rathcabbin) will remain open for anyone wishing to pray privately.
Masses remain available remotely live at Borrisokane mass times- 7pm Saturday and 10:30am Sunday- and a recording from Fr Michael from Terryglass. Please check the following links:  www.twitch.tv/borrisokaneparish  /  www.killaloediocese.ie/parish/borrisokane/   www.terryglass/kilbarron https://bit.ly/3bhnxfj  Weekdays Masses on Webcam 10am.Tues, Thurs, Fri. from Borrisokane.
October is the Month of the Rosary.  Please continue to recite the rosary when possible, asking Mary our Mother to pray for us and keep us safe during this trying time.

Sympathy

Sympathy is extended to John O’Brien, Killeen on the sudden death of his sister Kathleen, Clontarf, Dublin which occurred on Monday 5th October.
Predeceased by her parents Paddy and Annie, brother Paddy and sister Elizabeth. Kathleen will be sadly missed by her loving family; brother John and sisters Mary (Davis), Anne (Smyth) and Jo ( Sherry), brothers in law Mike and Larry, sister in law Collette, nephews, nieces, relatives and her wonderful circle of friends. After a private family funeral Mass in St. Brendan’s Church Birr, burial took place in Clonoghill Cemetery, Birr. May she rest in peace.

Gardai  Re-Introduces Operation Fanacht.

Following the Government’s decision to move the country to Level 3 of the National Framework for Living with COVID-19, An Garda Síochána  re-commenced Operation Fanacht as a nationwide policing operation focused on supporting public compliance with public health measures. Under Level 3, people are being encouraged not to travel out of their county unless for essential reasons. Gardai are encouraging people to adhere to national public health measures.

Help Line:

A COVID-19 support line is available for older people and is managed by ALONE,  a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am - 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.

Scam Email:

An Garda Síochána wish to alert the public to a "phishing" scam whereby persons are being contacted by an email claiming to be from the Department of Justice and Equality, but will use the words "Ireland Justice Department" and will come from the email address "jury@justice.ie". The email is asking people to register for jury service by clicking on the link, "justice.ie".

When a person clickes on the link, it redirects them to a cloned website, where a person’s name, date of birth and PPS number is sought. Gardai are advising the public not to respond to unsolicited emails or click on any links contained within them. Do not give away any personal data and report the matter to the Gardai. They are reminding people also that you will never be asked to register for jury service by email but people are contacted by the County Registrar. More information is available from Courts Services via the following link https://www.courts.ie/jury-service
Information on Crime Prevention can be found via the following link https://www.garda.ie/en/Crime-Prevention/

Free Repair and Reuse Directory for Tipperary.

Tipperary County Council are preparing a directory entitled Repair and Reuse. Anyone wishing to be included can do so for free and this directory will be available to everyone for free when complete. This will be a great asset for everyone for free. If you are involved in any of the following services please email: annmarie.clifford@tipperarycoco.ie 

Bicycle repairs and servicing, clothes alterations, computer and mobile phones repairs, domestic appliances repairs, gutters and roof repairs, furniture repair and upholstery, heating and pluming repairs, lawnmowers and garden machinery repairs, leather and shoe repairs, old photos restoration and cassette tape to CD transfer, restoration of old windows, watches and jewellery repairs, window and door repairs, second hand shops and finally charity shops. Another web page to visit is www.repairmystuff which has a directory of people who carry out repairs and business.

Help Line:

The Irish Hospice Foundation national bereavement helpline, Free phone - 1800 807077 – Mon-Fri, 10am-1pm, Support Line, in partnership with HSE, provides comfort and support in these exceptional times.

Closing Date for Grants:

Ifac is reminding Tipperary farmers that the closing date for Tranche 19 of TAMS is now the 30th October and the last TAMS II tranche closes on 31st December 2020. Farmers who won’t have an application ready for the 31st October only have three months before this last tranche closes. The grants available under TAMS II are 40% of €80,000 and this increases to 60% if an applicant is a Young Trained Farmer. Registered farm partnerships also allow for a “double” ceiling of a grant that can be claimed on a total spend of up to €160,000. The Low Emissions Slurry Equipment scheme is another grant that is often forgotten about. These grants are available for certain slurry spreading equipment and are for 40% of €40,000, and this increases to 60% if an applicant is a Young Trained Farmer (must apply through YFCIS). Registered farm partnerships are allowed an extra ceiling with a total spend of up to €60,000. The last tranche closes on 31st December 2020. While a farmer won’t miss out being able to apply for TAMS II, if they apply in the wrong tranche it could delay their investments/the timescale for their investment proposals.

Re-Use Month:

Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns committee wish to inform the community that October is Ireland’s National Reuse month. We should learn to value our stuff by using and reusing it for as long and as often as possible. Avoid waste so take a look around you and see how much you can reuse this month.

 Webinar for PPN members:

Tipperary PPN will host a webinar on the preparation of the new Tipperary County Development Plan

Date: Tuesday 20th October 2020. Time: 7.00pm – 8.00pm. Presenter on the night:

Nuala O’Connell, Senior Executive Planner, Tipperary County Council.

The webinar will explain the following:  Process of preparing the County Development Plan, the role of the Plan, key issues to be addressed,  how you can get involved,  Q & A session.

In advance of the webinar, you are invited to review the dedicated County Development Plan website, and in particular the Issues Paper, click here: https://www.tipperarycoco.ie/stage-1-pre-draft-tipperary-county-development-plan-2022-2028.

 

There will be some time for questions and answers following the presentation on the night but if you have any specific questions already in relation to the County Development Plan, please submit them when registering for the webinar.

To register for this webinar:   email info@ppntipperary.ie with “County Development Plan Webinar” in the subject box.  Please give your name or the person attending the webinars name and your PPN member name (community group you are involved with)  Limited spaces available and registration required before 2pm Monday the 19th October.

GAA Notes:

Lotto:

The jackpot is at €10'350 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at clubforce.com.

Congratulations:

Well done to all of our players who have made Tipperary panels for the coming season, including Kevin Cahalan (Minor footballers), Clodagh McIntyre, Celine Guinan (Camogie) and of course Brian Hogan and Bonner Maher.

Sympathies:

Sympathies to John O'Brien, Killeen on the death of his sister Kathleen. May she Rest In Peace.

Tipperary GAA draw:

Congrats to Kathleen Gleeson who won €200 in the Tipperary GAA draw at the weekend. Fingers crossed for some more Lorrha winners throughout the course of the year.


Lorrha Notes

2021 Parish Calendar.

Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns are looking for photographs for the 2021 edition of the very popular Lorrha/Dorrha Parish Calendar. If you are willing to loan your photographs for possible inclusion, please call Louis on (086) 8493595, Mary at (087) 2601413 or Rose on (086) 8647166. All hard copies will be returned. You can also email your photographs to info@lorrhadorrha.ie. Also, anyone wishing to advertise their business in the calendar can do so by contacting one of the above.

Bluebell Planting:

Planting will continue on Sunday 11th October from 3 to 5pm (weather permitting) and will continue at this time on Sunday afternoons until all the bulbs are planted. It is envisaged that this will be a community project, involving as many people as possible and highlighting something practical we can do to protect wildlife and the natural environment. So do come along for a few minutes on one of the coming Sunday afternoons to plant a few bulbs. Bring the children, be part of the team, make a difference.

Church News.

Mass Times:  Monday Mornings at 9.30am in Lorrha Church (except Bank Holidays). Every Saturday evening at 6.30pm in Lorrha Church.  Every Sunday morning at 11.30am in Rathcabbin Church, Borrisokane: 7.00pm Saturdays and  10.30am Sundays, Terryglass:           9.30am Sundays, Kilbarron: 8pm Saturdays, all for the foreseeable future.
Masses remain available remotely live at Borrisokane mass times and a recording from Fr Michael. Please check the following links:  www.twitch.tv/borrisokaneparish, www.killaloediocese.ie/parish/borrisokane/ and www.terryglass/kilbarron https://bit.ly/3bhnxfj.
The Rosary will be recited before both masses each weekend to ask for Our Lady’s protection during this pandemic and to end the spread of this awful virus which has affected our lives immeasurably.

October Mission Month 2020

 Please follow the link below to a video for Mission Month, courtesy of Fr Tom O’Halloran. https://vimeo.com/458335093. The theme this year is “Together we are Mission, together we can do better”
Killaloe Diocese together with the Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles invites you to join them online on the 7th October at 7pm for a Mission themed prayer meeting.  Register at http://bit.ly/killaloe (spaces are limited so book early).  Live stream at facebook.com/OLAsisters.

Camogie Update:

Commiserations to our Junior Ladies and Management that lost out to Templemore by 2 points in our camogie county final last Saturday. A huge amount of work went into this campaign and a special word of thanks to Ken Hogan and Aiden McIntyre for their commitment. The work rate of the girls was second to none for the past few months and in each match they provided great entertainment with excellent scores, frees, saves and defensive play. We wish Clodagh McIntyre the best of luck with the Tipperary team in the championship.

U14
Our U14s have  3 more games in their league and continue to hurl with great pride and work rate against teams that are older them, great prospects for next year!

U12
Well done to our U12s who recently beat Clonoulty in their county shield final in Ballycahill. An impressive performance from all the girls.

Help Line:

A COVID-19 support line is available for older people and is managed by ALONE,  a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am - 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.

GAA News.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €10,050. The numbers drawn on 5 October were: 8-12-18-29. 2 Match 3's: Bernie Naylor and Theresa Harding share €120. Promoters: Eamonn Maher, John McLeish, Thomas P Cahalan.
Next Monday's draw will be for a jackpot of €10,200 with a Match 3 pot of €100. Team 8 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Camogie: The Lorrha junior B camogie team suffered an agonising two point defeat to Templemore in the county final last weekend. Hard luck to the girls who have shown tremendous heart to keep on bouncing back. Their day will come. Thanks to all connected with the team for their efforts during the year.

Lotto: The jackpot is at €10,200 with a Match 3 pot of €120. You can play online at clubforce.com.

Hogan Cup: The Lorrha seniors were to take on Borris-Ileigh in the Hogan Cup this Friday under lights in Borrisoleigh but now that all club fixture are off, this will probably be played when the Covid  restrictions are lifted.

Junior B football: The lads fell at the first hurdle to Shannon Rovers, losing out on a scoreline of 3-7 to 2-7, which brings their football campaign to an end.

Blood donation: Takes place in Moatfield, Lorrha GAA Club between 3:00pm – 5.00 pm & 7:00pm – 9pm on Tues 13 Oct. Appointment only, regular and new Donors please phone 1850 731 137 for appointment.


Lorrha Notes

September Sunset.

2021 Parish Calendar.

Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns are looking for photographs for the 2021 edition of the very popular Lorrha/Dorrha Parish Calendar. If you are willing to loan your photographs for possible inclusion, please call Louis on (086) 8493595, Mary at (087) 2601413 or Rose on (086) 8647166. All hard copies will be returned. You can also email your photographs to info@lorrhadorrha.ie. Also, anyone wishing to advertise their business in the calendar can do so by contacting one of the above.

Church News.

Mass Times:  Monday Mornings at 9.30am in Lorrha Church (except Bank Holidays). Every Saturday evening at 6.30pm in Lorrha Church.  Every Sunday morning at 11.30am in Rathcabbin Church, Borrisokane: 7.00pm Saturdays and  10.30am Sundays, Terryglass:           9.30am Sundays, Kilbarron: 8pm Saturdays, all for the foreseeable future.
Masses remain available remotely live at Borrisokane mass times and a recording from Fr Michael. Please check the following links:  www.twitch.tv/borrisokaneparish, www.killaloediocese.ie/parish/borrisokane/ and www.terryglass/kilbarron https://bit.ly/3bhnxfj.
The Rosary will be recited before both masses each weekend to ask for Our Lady’s protection during this pandemic and to end the spread of this awful virus which has affected our lives immeasurably.

First Friday.

Mass for First Friday will be celebrated on Friday next the 2nd October in St. Ruadhan’s Church, Lorrha at 8pm.

Evangelising Irish Culture Today.

 A missionary initiative for the month of October, hosted by ‘The Hook of Faith’ are holding a zoom conferences on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout October, starting at 8pm.  Please see posters in  church for more info or contact thehookoffait@gmial.com.

October Mission Month 2020

 Please follow the link below to a video for Mission Month, courtesy of Fr Tom O’Halloran. https://vimeo.com/458335093. The theme this year is “Together we are Mission, together we can do better”

Lorrha Connections.

We have all become accustomed to the softly spoken voice of Dr. Ronan Glynn, Assistant Chief Medical Officer and Head of the Health Protection Unit for the Department of Health, whether it be on TV or radio, as he advises us on all matters Covid- 19. But did you know that Dr. Ronan has Lorrha and Aglish relatives?  His mother Mary was born in Clogheigh, Aglish. His aunt is Kathleen McCormack of Abbeyville, Lorrha  and he is nephew to Eamon Fitzpatrick. It’s a tough job that Dr. Ronan and the team are doing but we wish them all continued success in their efforts to keep the people of Ireland safe at this difficult time.

Planting Continues.

Members of the Parish Pastoral Council, Lorrha Development Association and the Environment Group which was formed last year have come together to plant bluebells-  a great source of nectar for bees, under the deciduous trees in the grounds of Lorrha church. Planting continues on Saturday evenings, weather permitting, between 6pm and 6.20pm and also on Sunday afternoons, between 3pm and 5pm. These sessions will continue until all the bulbs are planted. Come along whenever it suits and do your bit to care for our common home. Bring your own pair of gardening or plastic gloves because we’ll all be using the same long handled bulb planters. See you there.

Well Done.

Congratulations to the Lorrha junior ‘B’ camogie girls and management who are through to the county final after their comprehensive victory over Moycarkey Borris in the county semi-final on Sunday last. Final score Lorrha 2-20 Moycarkey Borris 2-5.  Well done girls. Lorrha will play Templemore in the final on Saturday coming October 3rd at 2.30 in the county camogie pitch at the Ragg and we wish them well.

Positive Ageing Week.

Positive Ageing Week 2020 will take place from 28th September to 2nd of October. This year, as never before, it is even more critical that we engage with and support our older adults in providing information to support us as we positively age in Ireland. This project is a partnership project, funded by Healthy Ireland the partners include the Local Authority, the Older Peoples Councils and staff from HSE Older People Services and Health Promotion including North Tipperary.  Collectively they have put together a fantastic showcase and content to compliment the Age Action Theme for Positive Ageing Week 2020 “to celebrate the older person in our lives and the contribution they make to our families and our communities.” They have provided content across 3 themes; Health and Wellbeing, Information Session, Culture and Diversity. To get involved follow this link:  https://www.tipperarycoco.ie/community-and-economic-development/positive-ageing-week-2020. The event will be broadcast through zoom and after the 6th of October all content will be available on www.tipperarycoco.ie so if you miss a session or want to watch it back the content will be available for you to view again.

GAA Notes

Lotto Jackpot.

There was no winner of this week’s Lotto Jackpot €9900.  Numbers drawn were 1 - 9 - 21 - 24

No Match 3s, 4 lucky dips: Seamus O'Meara, Denis Slevin, E & R Moore, Katie Mannion. Promoters: Kelly's, Martina Duffy, John McLeish.  Next Monday's jackpot is €10'050 with €120 Match 3 pot.

Camogie: Well done to the Junior B Camogie team who booked their place in the county final by defeating Moycarkey Borris by 2-20 to 2-5 in The Ragg last Sunday. The team will take on Templemore in the final this weekend. Keep an eye on our social media for fixture details. Congrats also to the U12 camogie team who defeated Clonoulty Rossmore to win the county shield on what was a great weekend for the camogie club.

Lotto: The jackpot is at €10'050 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at clubforce.com.

Hogan Cup: The Lorrha seniors take on Borris-Ileigh in the Hogan Cup this weekend. Fixture TBC.

U21 football: Hard luck to the Lorrha Rovers minor footballers who lost out by 1-15 to 2-7 to Moneygall Clonakenny on Sunday, a loss which ends their interest in the championship.

U16 football: Lorrha to take on Toomevara in Toome on Oct 4 at 5.00.

U14 football: Lorrha to take on Shannon Rovers in Ballinderry on weekend Oct 10/11. Fixture TBC.

Well done: Congrats to our fellow North divisional team Kiladangan on their county championship success.


Lorrha Notes

Back to the rain after a lovely spell of the sunshine.

2021 Parish Calendar.

Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns are looking for photographs for the 2021 edition of the very popular Lorrha/Dorrha Parish Calendar. If you are willing to loan your photographs for possible inclusion, please call Louis on (086) 8493595, Mary at (087) 2601413 or Rose on (086) 8647166. All hard copies will be returned. You can also email your photographs to info@lorrhadorrha.ie.

Church News.

Mass Times:  Monday Mornings at 9.30am in Lorrha Church (except Bank Holidays). Every Saturday evening at 6.30pm in Lorrha Church.  Every Sunday morning at 11.30am in Rathcabbin Church, Borrisokane: 7.00pm Saturdays and  10.30am Sundays, Terryglass:           9.30am Sundays, Kilbarron: 8pm Saturdays, all for the foreseeable future.
Masses remain available remotely live at Borrisokane mass times and a recording from Fr Michael. Please check the following links:  www.twitch.tv/borrisokaneparish, www.killaloediocese.ie/parish/borrisokane/ and www.terryglass/kilbarron https://bit.ly/3bhnxfj.
The Rosary will be recited before both masses each weekend to ask for Our Lady’s protection during this pandemic and to end the spread of this awful virus which has affected our lives immeasurably.

Evangelising Irish Culture Today.

 A missionary initiative for the month of October, hosted by ‘The Hook of Faith’ are holding a zoom conferences on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout October, starting at 8pm.  Please see posters in  church for more info or contact thehookoffait@gmial.com.

October Mission Month 2020

Please follow the link below to a video for Mission Month, courtesy of Fr Tom O’Halloran. https://vimeo.com/458335093. The theme this year is “Together we are Mission, together we can do better”

Congratulations.

Congratulations and many good wishes to all the children in the parish who received their First Holy Communion on Saturday last 19th September in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church, Rathcabbin. We hope they had a lovely memorable day with their families and we wish them all the best for the future.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Tony Coen and family Lorrha on the death of his sister Margaret King, Glaway, which occurred on Monday 14th September. After funeral Mass on Wednesday 16th in St. Oliver Plunkett Church, Renmore, burial took place in the New Cemetery, Bohermore. May she rest in peace.

Season of Creation

The Season of Creation is marked throughout the Christian world from 1st Sept to 4th Oct, feast of St. Francis of Assisi. It is a time to renew our relationship with our Creator and all creation through repenting, repairing and rejoicing. To mark this special time, members of the Parish Pastoral Council, Lorrha Development Association and the Environment Group which was formed last year are joining forces to do something practical to protect our natural environment. The plan is to plant bluebells, a great source of nectar for bees, under the deciduous trees in the grounds of Lorrha church. We plan to have a number of planting sessions over the coming weeks to give as many people as possible a chance to be involved. Planting will take place on Saturday evenings, starting on Sat 26th Sept between 6pm and 6.20pm and also on Sunday afternoons, starting on Sunday 27th between 3pm and 5pm. These sessions will continue until all the bulbs are planted. Come along whenever it suits and do your bit to care for our common home. Bring your own pair of gardening or plastic gloves because we’ll all be using the same long handled bulb planters. See you there.

Leaving Cert Students:

Many congratulations to all the Leaving Cert Students of 2020 from the parish who received their results recently. We hope you achieved your goal and wish you the best of luck in the future.

Best of Luck.

The best of luck to the Lorrha junior ‘B’ camogie girls and management who take on Moycarkey Borris in the county semi-final on Sunday coming the 27th September at 12 noon in the county pitch at the Ragg.

Hard Luck:

Commiserations to the Lorrha senior hurlers and management on going down by five points to Mullinahone in the final of the Seamus O’Riain cup on Saturday last. Final score Lorrha 2.19 (25) Mullinahone 4.18 (30). The lads fought to the end with the goals coming from Cian Hogan and the points from Colm Fogarty, Eoin McIntyre (Captain), Chris Fogarty, Daniel O’Donoghue, Alan O’Meara and Cian Hogan. This is a young team that without doubt will be back.

A Helping Hand.

 Lorrha GAA club members are offering help to any elderly people in the parish who need help whether it's to collect groceries, help with meals etc. during Covid – 19 Pandemic. Anyone needing help/support can ring: Joe Dolan (0879673124), Adrian Molloy (0872325234), Louis McCormack (0868492595), Maureen O'Meara (0872426965), Niall McIntyre (0857623158) who will all be happy to help.

Well Done.

Congratulations is extended to the Kildangan senior hurling team who made history on Sunday last to win their first Tipperary senior title when they beat Loughmore Castleiney by two points. Final score Kildangan 1.28 (31), Loughmore Castleiney 3. 20 (29)..

GAA News.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €9,750. The numbers drawn on 21 September were: 8-13-19-21.  2 Match 3's: Maureen Guinan and D&K Mannion share €100. Promoters: Margaret Gleeson, Eamonn Maher, Mulrooney's Gala. Next Monday's draw will be for a jackpot of €9,900 with €100 Match 3 pot. Team 6 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Senior Hurling: Hard luck to the team who lost to Mullinahone in the Seamus O Riain Cup final last weekend. There are lots of positives to take from the year and we hope the lads can build on this in the seasons ahead. Thanks to management and to all connected with the team for their efforts during the year.

Lorrha will be back in action in the North Hogan Cup on 3-4 October when they take on Borris-Ileigh.

Junior Football: Lorrha will play Shannon Rovers in the quarter final of the North Junior ‘B’ Football Championship.

Camogie: Best of luck to the Junior B Camogie team who take on Moycarkey/Borris at 12.00 in The Ragg on Sunday in the County semi-final.

Tipperary GAA Draw: Thanks to all who supported the draw this year. Unfortunately, we had no winners this week but there's a long way to go.