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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

Ray Clancy, Leslie & Rose Harding in a scene from MacEgan's Curse

MacEgan’s Curse.

Redwood Film Production group present MacEgan’s curse, the recent filming of the re-enactment of  O’Sullivan’s march through Lorrha/Dorrha, on Friday evening September 22nd which is national culture day, in Redwood Castle at 8.00pm. A huge amount of work and time has been invested in the compiling of this production by local people from the parish. Thirty four people participated in the acting plus a crew and many more helpers behind the scenes. This short film is well worth seeing. The man behind the venture is Peter Seman and he is hoping to have the screening outside in the castle grounds on the 22nd weather permitting, otherwise it will be shown inside in the castle. Admission is free and everyone is invited. There will be further screenings in Lorrha and Rathcabbin in October, dates to be announced later.

News from Lorrha School.

All in Lorrha school welcome back our pupils after the summer break and extend a warm welcome to our new juniors.
Well done to all past students of the school who received their Leaving and Junior cert. results in the past weeks. We wish you all well in the future.
Congratulations to our students who were on the under 12 team that won the county final recently.We continue to collect used batteries for the Laura Lynn foundation, Ireland’s only Children’s Hospice. We contributed a lot of old batteries last season to the foundation thanks to our students, parents and the general community so you are not just helping the Children’s Hospice but also in promoting environmental friendliness and reducing our carbon footprint. Used batteries can be left into the school during open times.

Church News.

Pilgrimage: Legion of Mary Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine on Sunday next, 24th September. Please contact Betty Houlihan at  087  -   6667374 for full  details and  booking.
Killaloe Diocesan Liturgical Music Workshop with Liam Lawton on Tuesday 10th October  in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church,  Rathcabbin at 7.30pm.  Cost of workshop is €12 per person which will include the music book.

James Kilbane in fundraising concert in Rathcabbin Church on Saturday 18th November. Tickets now on sale.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to John and Judy Craig, Lorrha and family on the sudden death of their daughter Anna Isobel which occurred on Friday September 8th.
After funeral service in St. Ruadhan’s Church of Ireland Lorrha on Thursday 14th. burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Date for Your Diary.

St Ruadhans Church of Ireland are hosting a Fashion Show on Saturday 14th October in Lorrha GAA Centre Moatfield. Tickets are now on sale.

Youth Fest

Diocesan youth fest takes place in St. Flannan’s College, Ennis, on Saturday 30th  September.  Open to  T.Y.s  to Leaving Cert  students.  Afternoon open to the public.   Come and share your catholic values with like – minded people in our diocese.   Contact   087 2400135.

Art & Craft Classes

Art and Craft classes for children (5 years up) on Saturdays at 4pm and 5.30pm, starting on September 30th in Bramble Art Studio, Lorrha , for 8 weeks. Please contact Ute: 087 9151356 or 090-9747127.
Early booking advisable.

Lorrha Camogie:

Lorrha had a great win over Borris-Ileigh on Sunday last and will now have a break before meeting Burgess on Sat 30th Sept at 12 noon in Lorrha. If Lorrha win this game, they should be into a semi-final. The top two teams to come out of the group go through to the semi-final stages. Please come out and support the girls in their Championship campaign.

Date for your Diary.

Rathcabbin Players Annual General Meeting will take place in Rathcabbin Hall on Tuesday October 10th . All welcome to attend.

French Club

French Classes recommences in Birr Rugby Club on Thursday the 28th of September from 2pm onwards depending on age. All levels catered for from preschoolers to leaving certs so do please contact Marie by phone or text on 087 4154983 for time that suits your age group.


Autumn De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the Autumn collection, please remember Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns who continue to collect unwanted clothes throughout the year. Items of clothing must be clean and dry and in good condition please and we can supply bags if you want. We can also collect to make it easy for you, just call (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 2601413 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and mats including bath toilet and shower mats soiled or wet clothing but good quality unwanted clothing for re-use (not recycling). All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep one adult employed. Many thanks for your continued support.

GAA News

Junior: The Junior hurlers are through to the North 'B' semi-final and will play either Ballina or Portroe in the coming weeks.

Under 21: The North U21 'B' Hurling Championship game against Silvermines has been put back to Sunday 1stOctober at 12.00pm

Under 13: In the first round of the Plate, the U13's played Ballinahinch/Templederry last Wednesday in Moatfield and drew 2-11 to 4-5. Last Monday they hosted Kiladangan in Moatfield and won 2-12 to 1-4. The game against Shannon Rovers has been deferred to a later date.

Under 11: The U11's hosted played Borrisokane in Borrisokane last Friday and won 7-6 to 0-5. This Friday they play Burgess in Moatfield at 6.30pm

Fundraiser:
The clubs 2500-to-1 fundraising draw with a prize fund of €10,000 is nearing an end. We have 2,500 tickets valued from 1 cent to 2500 cents (€25) and when you accept to take a ticket, you scratch off a hidden section and the value in this section is what you pay for the ticket, it could be 1 cent, €25, or any value in between. All tickets bought will be entered into a draw in late September for a top prize of €5,000 with eleven ther prizes ranging from €2,000 to €200. Your support would be appreciated.

Lotto: Our jackpot is €9,000 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: continues on Friday with music of Brendan McGee, from 9.30pm til late.


Lorrha Notes

National Videoclip Champs.

Three girls, two of them sisters, made a video clip of their dog Buddy going about his everyday life with the family. The girls were on holidays in Rathcabbin with their Aunt Pauline Walsh and family during the summer when they sent the videoclip which their cousin Maria Heenan helped in compiling,  forward for a National competition organised by the dog food company  Petmania Ireland. The girls were “so delighted” when they were chosen from thousands of entries and were told that they had won a “three night stay for One dog and five of his humans in the Five star Castlemartyr Resort  in Cork”. They also get a One year supply of Royal Canine dog food. The two sisters, Siena and Sile are pictured here with their mum Anne (nee Walsh Rathcabbin) and their cousin Maria Heenan (Rathcabbin) and Jim from Petmania Ireland. Well done girls, great inspiration down Rathcabbin way..  

Best of Luck.

North Tipperary Ploughing committee wish to extend good wishes and the best of luck to their seven members who will be competing in the National Ploughing Championships which takes place in Screggan, Tullamore from Tuesday September 19th to Thursday 21st incl. The six contestants are John Slattery,  intermediate conventional, John Cahalan, Intermediate reversible, Liam Murphy, U/28 conventional, Ciarán Milne, 3 furrow conventional, Ethan Harding, 2 furrow vintage hydraulic, James Hough, single furrow vintage, Tom Duffy, Junior conventional. A meeting for all members will take place on Wednesday night 13th in The Yanks, Borrisokane at 9.00pm.

St. Ruadhan's Active Retirement Association

We will be returning to our weekly meetings on Wednesday, 20th September 2017 at 2.30pm after our summer break.  New members are welcome.  Please call in for a cuppa and a chat.  Transport available.

Bereavement Information Evening

Anam Cara, an organisation that supports bereaved parents, will hold a Bereavement Information Evening on Monday 18th of September from 19:30 to 21:30 in the Horse & Jockey Hotel, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. A guest speaker experienced in supporting bereaved parents will talk for about forty minutes. Afterwards there’ll be an opportunity to speak/listen to other bereaved parents or to speak to the professional should you have any questions or concerns. If attending, please RSVP to info@anamcara.ie before Friday 15th September or call the Information Line on 085 2888 888.

MacEgan’s Curse.

Redwood Film Production group present MacEgan’s curse, the recent filming of the re-enactment of  O’Sullivan’s march through Lorrha/Dorrha, on Friday evening September 22nd which is national culture day, in Redwood Castle at 8.00pm. A huge amount of work and time has been invested in the compiling of this production by local people from the parish. Thirty four people participated in the acting plus a crew and many more helpers behind the scenes. This short film is well worth seeing. The man behind the venture is Peter Seman and he is hoping to have the screening outside in the castle grounds on the 22nd weather permitting, otherwise it will be shown inside in the castle. Admission is free and everyone is invited. There will be further screenings in Lorrha and Rathcabbin in October, dates to be announced later.

Drawing Classes

Drawing classes for children (9 years up) on Wednesdays at 6pm, starting on September 20th  in Bramble Art Studio Lorrha for eight weeks. Please contact Ute: 087-9151356 or 090-974712 7
Early booking advisable.

Church News.

Communion for Life talk for parents 7.30pm – 8.20pm.  Sacrament of Confirmation talk for parents  - 8.30 to 9.30pm,  in Borrisokane National School , on Tuesday 19th September.  Fr Arnold Rosney will be the Speaker at both gatherings.  All parents are asked to attend.

Legion of Mary Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine on Sunday 24th September.

The Killaloe Autumn Pilgrimage to Lourdes will leave Shannon Airport on Sunday 1st October returning on Friday 6th October. Fare €667 per person sharing with €10 discount for online bookings. Limited capacity so early booking is advisable. Contact www.joewalshtours.ie or (01) 2410810 or Fr. Tom Ryan Pilgrimage Director Shannon (061) 364133.

Killaloe Diocesan Liturgical Music Workshop with Liam Lawton on Tuesday 10th October  in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church,  Rathcabbin at 7.30pm.  Cost of workshop is €12 per person which will include the music book.

James Kilbane in fundraising concert in Rathcabbin Church on Saturday 18th November. Tickets on sale shortly.

Book Signing.

Local author Ger O’Meara will be in SuperValu Birr on Friday, 15th & Saturday, 16th September from 10am to 4pm where he will be signing copies of his book, ‘Lorrha People in the Great War’, the Tipperariana Book of the Year 2016. The most northerly parish in Tipperary, Lorrha is well known for its monastic settlements – Saint Ruadhán, the Dominican Abbey and Augustinian Priory. However, it also has a significant military history as recounted in this book. In the early years of the 20th century, it was perceived as a republican parish mainly due to the large Cronin family – one of whom married Kitty Kiernan. In fact, many people from Lorrha served during the Great War, whether it was with Irish or British Regiments or commonwealth and American forces.They fought in all theatres of war. They were granted numerous awards for valour including the Victoria Cross to Martin O’Meara of Lissernane. This book details their background, their families and their post war lives. It is as much a family and local history as well as a military treatise. Display of Militaria and Memorabilia.Shrapnel from the Somme Battlefield with each book purchased

Date for Your Diary.

St Ruadhans Church of Ireland are hosting a Fashion Show on Saturday 14th October in Lorrha GAA Centre Moatfield. Tickets are now on sale.

Some Shorelines Arts Festival Highlights

 Turf – theatre presented by The Rowan Tolley Company on Friday, 15th September @ 12.00PM (running time 50 mins) in The Irish Workhouse Centre. ​Admission: €8.

 Essentially French ​celebrating the life, words and music of Percy French on Friday, 15th September @ 4.30PM (60 mins) in Portumna Retirement Village Social Centre. Admission: €5 (online or at the door).

 Annual Shorelines Mass with the Park Singers under the direction of Órla Gillan on Sunday, 17th September at 11 am  in St. Brigid’s Catholic Church Portumna. The Park Singers are a four-part female choir from Dublin.

Drumming Workshop in Portumna Community School Hall on Sunday, 17th September from 3-5pm. Cost: €10 online or call 086 3471328; ​Ages: Adults & children 12+.
Youth Fest

Diocesan youth fest takes place in St. Flannan’s College, Ennis, on Saturday 30th  September.  Open to  T.Y.s  to Leaving Cert  students.  Afternoon open to the public.   Come and share your catholic values with like – minded people in our diocese.   Contact   087 2400135.

Lorrha Camogie:

Lorrha  travel to Borrisoleigh on Sunday 17th Sept at 12 noon in round three.  Please note the change of date but time remains the same. Nenagh have pulled out of the competition so Lorrha have a bye that week-end before meeting Burgess on Sat 30th Sept at 12 noon in Lorrha. The top two teams to come out of the group go through to the semi-final stages. Please come out and support the girls in their Championship campaign.

Banagher Fair Day.

The Annual Banagher Fair Day will take place on 17th of September 2017. Please come along and support. Keeping the tradition alive.

Autumn De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the Autumn collection, please remember Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns who continue to collect unwanted clothes throughout the year. Items of clothing must be clean and dry and in good condition please and we can supply bags if you want. We can also collect to make it easy for you, just call (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 2601413 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and mats including bath toilet and shower mats soiled or wet clothing but good quality unwanted clothing for re-use (not recycling). All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep one adult employed. Many thanks for your continued support.

Pathways to Apprenticeship.

Interested in starting an Apprenticeship but don’t know where to start? Galway Roscommon Education and Training Board (GRETB) and Ballinasloe Community Resources, are holding a Free information morning on Tuesday Sept 19th at 11am in the Jobs club Ballinasloe. For more information, please call Ballinasloe Jobs club, 09096 43057 or email:info@ballinasloejobsclub.ie.

 GAA News

 Senior: Hard luck to the senior hurlers who were defeated 2-19 to 2-16 by JK Brackens in the Seamus O Riain Cup quarter final in Cloughjordan on Sunday evening. A three point lead at half time was insufficient in the conditions despite goals from Patrick Maher and Cian Hogan. Thanks to the players and the management and backroom team for their efforts this year.

Junior: The Junior hurlers are through to the semi-final with one game to be played against Moneygall in the coming weeks.

Under 21: The under 21 championship due to begin against Silvermines has been put back to Sunday 24th September.

Under 13: In the first round of the Plate, the U13's play Ballinahinch/Templederry this evening (Wednesday) in Moatfield at 6.30pm. Next Monday they host Kiladangan in Moatfield at 6.30pm. The game against Shannon Rovers has been deferred to a later date.

Under 11: The U11's hosted Kiladangan in Moatfield last Friday and won 5-3 to 1-2. This Friday they play Borrisokane in Borrisokane at 6.30pm

Tipperary Draw: The Club enjoyed a bumper night in the Tipperary GAA Draw for September hosted by Knockshegowna last Friday. Congrats to Richie Bourke who won third prize of flights for two to Australia or €3,000. Tony Coen won the promoters prize of €200. Also Beibhinn, Caoimhe & Muire Kennedy, Rockview, won €200. The next draw takes place in October. Thanks to all who take part in the Draw.

Fundraiser: The club has launched a 2500-to-1 fundraising draw with a prize fund of €10,000. We have 2,500 tickets valued from 1 cent to 2500 cents (€25) and when you accept to take a ticket, you scratch off a hidden section and the value in this section is what you pay for the ticket, it could be 1 cent, €25, or any value in between. All tickets bought will be entered into a draw in late September for a top prize of €5,000 with eleven ther prizes ranging from €2,000 to €200. Your support would be appreciated.

Lotto: Our jackpot is €8,850 with a Match 3 pot of €120. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: continues on Friday with music of Catriona O'Sullivan, from 9.30pm til late.


Lorrha Notes

 

Another outbreak of crayfish plague has been confirmed in Lorrha river.This follows outbreaks in the River Suir and the River Deel in Co. Limerick in May.  The new outbreak potentially threatens the spread of the disease into the River Shannon system.

This is a reminder to anyone who is working in or adjacent to a river to implement biosecurity measures to prevent the spread of this and other diseases and invasive species within our river systems.

 

  1. If you are working in a contaminated area, check and disinfect equipment before leaving the area to ensure the disease doesn’t spread
  2. If you are not in a contaminated area, you also needto disinfect before commencing work to ensure you don’t introduce any diseases.
  3. Disinfect with Virkon Aquatic

Please consider carefully any work in your area where biosecurity measures should apply.  You may have to implement the biosecurity measures directly or require/direct your contractor or grant recipient etc to implement the measures, for example

  • Sampling rivers, e.g. Environment & Water Services staff, also contractors
  • Repair work to bridges, weirs, river banks, outfalls etc.
  • Engaging contractors to carry out works in or adjacent to rivers (a requirement for biosecurity measures should be detailed in procurement as it will add a cost)
  • Engaging consultants to carry out survey work or assessments for projects.  If you are developing a new plan or project the risk of spreading disease and invasive species should be a consideration when carrying out appropriate assessment.
  • Work with other agencies, community groups etc that will involve people accessing rivers
  • Grant aid provided to agencies, groups that will involve people accessing rivers
  • Working with recreational users of rivers, lakes etc – if they are moving between river systems they need to disinfect their equipment
  • Etc

Leaflets and more information are available from the Environment Office and LAWCO.  Please contact me if you require more specific assistance.

See also:   This is a link to a poster outlining the measures to be taken,

http://www.biodiversityireland.ie/crayfish-plague-biosecurity/

http://www.fisheriesireland.ie/Press-releases/crayfish-plague-emergency-containment-measures.html

 

St. Ruadhan's Active Retirement Association

We will be returning to our weekly meetings on Wednesday, 20th September 2017 at 2.30pm after our summer break.  New members are welcome.  Please call in for a cuppa and a chat.  Transport available.

Church News:

Killaloe Diocesan Liturgical Music Workshop with Liam Lawton and Ian Callinan on Saturday September 23rd in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church,  Rathcabbin,  2.00pm to 5.00pm. This will be followed by the Vigil Mass (sung) at 6.30pm.   Cost of workshop is €12.00 per person, this will include the music book.
Dates for your Diary. Legion of Mary Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine on Sunday 24th September. James Kilbane in fundraising concert in Rathcabbin Church on Saturday 18th November. Tickets on sale shortly.
The Killaloe Autumn Pilgrimage to Lourdes will leave Shannon Airport on Sunday 1st October returning on Friday 6th October. Fare €667 per person sharing with €10 discount for online bookings. Limited capacity so early booking is advisable. Contact www.joewalshtours.ie or (01) 2410810 or Fr. Tom Ryan Pilgrimage Director Shannon (061) 364133.

Date for Your Diary.

St Ruadhans Church of Ireland are hosting a Fashion Show on Saturday 14th October in Lorrha GAA Centre Moatfield. Tickets are now on sale.

Sympathy

Sympathy is extended to the O’Meara families, Cullagh, Cahalan’s Curragha and Keeshan’s Kilfadda on the death of Esther Kennedy, Nee Murphy, Lisduff House, Aglish which occurred on Tuesday August 29th. After funeral Mass in St. Michael’s Church Aglish on Thursday 28th burial took place in Aglish Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Volunteers Sought.

Lorrha Community Responder Group are looking for new volunteers to be part of our group. Our Group covers an 8 km radius area from Lorrha Village which takes in the Parish of Lorrha, Aglish, Terryglass and Portumna and its surrounding area. If you are interested in learning how to do CPR and doing something worthwhile within the community, please contact us on 087 946 3749 / 087 761 3458 or email on lcrg2017@gmail.com. We would be delighted to hear from you.

Tipperary Mini Marathon.

Walkers, joggers, runners, register now on www.tippminimarathon.ie for the 2017 Tipperary Women’s Mini Marathon organised by Tipperary Sports Partnership in Clonmel on Sunday 24th Sept at the slightly earlier time of 10.45am. Registration  €20.  Closing date for all entries is strictly Sept 18th 2017. For further information please contact Clonmel Office on 052 6187080 or info@tipperarysports.ie or Nenagh Office on 076 1065000.

Invitation:

Experience different ways of Praying the Gospels. Know how to choose passages that relate to the

ups and downs of everyday life. The Word of God has the power to transform.  For four consecutive weeks on Wednesday nights.  Dates: September 6th, 13th, 20th &27th. Venue: Pastoral Centre, Church Road, Nenagh.

Time: 7.30pm.    Presenter: Fr .John Littleton.    Cost: Donation.     If you are interested in booking a place please contact: Srs. Rita Corry/ Patricia Greene @ 067 32832.

Lorrha Camogie:

Lorrha  travel to Borrisoleigh on Sunday 17th Sept at 12 noon in round three.  Please note the change of date but time remains the same. Nenagh have pulled out of the competition so Lorrha have a bye that week-end before meeting Burgess on Sat 30th Sept at 12 noon in Lorrha. The top two teams to come out of the group go through to the semi-final stages. Please come out and support the girls in their Championship campaign.

St. Cronan’s Service Community Employment Vacancies.

St. Cronan’s Service Birr has a CE vacancy for a Support Worker.  A full clean B driving licence will be required for this position .St. Cronan’s Service Roscrea has 2 CE vacancies: one for a Support Worker & one for a Catering Assistant. In order to be eligible for these positions you must be in receipt of a Social Welfare payment. If you are interested please phone Deirdre on 0879772409 /0505 21426 for further information re these position.

Banagher Fair Day.

The Annual Banagher Fair Day will take place on 17th of September 2017. Please come along and support. Keeping the tradition alive.

Autumn De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the Autumn collection, please remember Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns who continue to collect unwanted clothes throughout the year. Items of clothing must be clean and dry and in good condition please and we can supply bags if you want. We can also collect to make it easy for you, just call (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 2601413 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and mats including bath toilet and shower mats soiled or wet clothing but good quality unwanted clothing for re-use (not recycling). All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep one adult employed. Many thanks for your continued support.

GAA News

Senior: Our senior hurlers face JK Brackens in the quarter final of the O Riain Cup in Cloughjordan on Sunday 10thSeptember at 5.30pm. Best of luck to the players and mentors. All support would be appreciated.

Junior: The Junior hurlers are through to the semi-final with one game to be played against Moneygall in the coming weeks.

Under 21: The under 21 championship is due to begin against Silvermines in Moatfield on Saturday 16th September at 6.00pm

Under 13: In the first round of the Plate, the U13's host Kiladangan in Moatfield on Wednesday 6th September at 6.30pm.

Under 11: The U11's take part in the Plate competition, beginning in Newport last evening (Tuesday) where they lost 2-2 to 1-2. This Friday they host Kiladangan in Moatfield at 6.30pm.

Tipperary Draw: The September Draw takes place in Noonan's, Ballingarry this Friday night. All promoters are asked to bring their accounts up to date.

Fundraiser: The club has launched a 2500-to-1 fundraising draw with a prize fund of €10,000. We have 2,500 tickets valued from 1 cent to 2500 cents (€25) and when you accept to take a ticket, you scratch off a hidden section and the value in this section is what you pay for the ticket, it could be 1 cent, €25, or any value in between. All tickets bought will be entered into a draw in late September for a top prize of €5,000 with eleven ther prizes ranging from €2,000 to €200. Your support would be appreciated.

Lotto: Our jackpot is €8,700 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: continues on Friday with music of Footloose, from 9.30pm til late.

 

Research Reveals Four out of Five People Think Palliative Care Can Only be Provided by Specialist Palliative Care Teams

Almost One Third of People Think Palliative Care is only Available in a Hospice or Hospital

Research published to coincide with Palliative Care Week 2017 (3rd to 9th September) reveals four out of five people think palliative care can only be provided by specialist palliative care teams. It also found that almost one third of people think palliative care is only available in a hospice or hospital. Palliative Care Week is facilitated by All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (AIIHPC) across the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Karen Charnley, AIIHPC Head of Institute, said: “Hospices and hospitals are key for the provision of palliative care, especially for people with complex needs, but many people will receive palliative care within their own community. Palliative Care is provided by a range of professionals supporting the person, whether they are at home, in a nursing home, hospital or hospice.”

Dr Bridget Johnston of Trinity College Dublin carried out the research as part of a project supported by AIIHPC. Interviews were carried out with 75 patients accessing specialist palliative care services and 69 caregivers.

“This research found that misperceptions about palliative care are common among people receiving this care and caregivers. Four out of five people assumed that palliative care can only be offered by specialist teams and this was consistent for both patients receiving care and for caregivers. It was also interesting to find that almost one third of people believe palliative care is only available in a hospice or hospital. This shows there’s still important work to be done to increase people’s understanding of palliative care, so that they are able to make informed choices about care,” said Dr Johnston.

The research also found that eight out of ten people agreed palliative care was about quality of life and that it offers support to family and friends.

36-year-old Evelyn Wakefield from Birr in Co. Offaly was diagnosed with stage four metastatic breast cancer in 2014. When she was contacted by a palliative care nurse, she initially didn’t want to see her.

“I felt if I brought the palliative care nurse in, I was facing death and I wasn’t ready for that. We talked and I was surprised by the suggestions she gave me to give me a better quality of life. I very quickly realised what palliative care was and that the nurse was there to give me the best quality of life I could possibly have and I’ve succeeded. My perception has obviously changed because I’m on the receiving end of palliative care and I now understand what it is but there are people out there that are still afraid when it’s mentioned. What I’d say to them is take all the support you can get. It helps greatly and I now have a better quality of life with my family.”

Karen Charnley continued: “Our aim for Palliative Care Week is to encourage people to think about their understanding of palliative care and to encourage them not to be afraid to ask their GP or any other healthcare professional if palliative care could help them or someone they love. People tend to associate palliative care being for people with advanced cancer but it’s equally important if you’re living with advanced heart or lung disease, kidney failure and other conditions such as motor neurone disease or dementia.”

Jim Daly T.D., Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People, is supporting Palliative Care Week. Minister Daly said: “I was delighted to hear about Palliative Care Week and the work of AIIHPC during a visit to Marymount University Hospital & Hospice, Cork. It is important for people to be aware of the support that is available to make the most of life when they have a life limiting condition. Through our National Clinical Programme for Palliative Care, and by supporting Palliative Care Week, our aim is to increase awareness and understanding of palliative care, and support those who need this care.”

Sheilagh Reaper Reynolds, HSE Lead for Palliative Care, said: “Palliative care services aim to meet the physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of patients and carers facing progressive illness that may limit or shorten their lives. People can sometimes have a fear of palliative care and the Palliative Care Week helps us to explain how palliative services can improve a person’s quality of life throughout the course of their illness.”

Palliative Care Week is being facilitated by All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care and takes place from the 3rdto the 9th of September. For more details see www.thepalliativehub.com


Lorrha Notes

The Lorrha Community Responder Group which was officially launched recently.
Front from left Ruth Needham, Nancy White, Mark Houlihan, Paddy Darcy, Anna Young, Carmel Slevin, Peter Seman.
Middle Row: David McEvoy (Trainer, Birr Responder Group), Tom Kennedy, Alan Quirke, Ute Duggan, Mary Coen, Maeve Shiels, Carmel Lambe, Michelle Keenaghan, Daniel Flynn, Cllr. Michael O’Meara, Mark Callanan (Communication Unit Officer, National Ambulance Service West).
Back: Mark Mannion, Mike Coughlan, Eamon Mannion, Michael Briody, Tommy Needham, James Heenan. Missing from photo is Adrian Bouchier.   Pic: Rose Mannion.

The official launch of the twenty two strong member Lorrha Community Responder Group took place recently in The Friars Tavern in the village. The group are now officially live with the National Ambulance Service to respond to the following emergency’s in their Community and cover an area of 8km radius of Lorrha village to include the parish of Lorrha/Dorrha, Portumna, Terryglass and Aglish - Cardiac arrest calls, cardiac chest pain calls, stroke/cva calls, choking incidents – and serving their Community 24/7 365 Days of the Year.

Present for the launch was their trainer and winner of volunteer of the year 2016 award and also the Emergency Ambulance Service Award 2016 David McEvoy from the Birr Community Responder group. He has trained hundreds of people in many local groups in CPR from school level to adult. On congratulating the group, he wished them well and reminded all about the basics of saving a life. Mark Callanan, Community Engagements Officer with the National Ambulance Service West said that he has been working with Nancy White, Coordinator of Lorrha Community Responder Group, since June this year and Lorrha is the 157th group on the system. Nancy White thanked a lot of people for their help, encouragement and support in getting the group set up, in particular Cllr. O’Meara for helping to secure funding. She mentioned that there was now a defibrillator on the outside of the local community hall in Lorrha. Two more defibrillators have just been purchased by the group, thanks to all who supported the group in their recent fundraising event.  Councillor Michael O’Meara who was also present for the launch spoke of the importance of having a community responder group in the area. He complimented the group on their lovely jackets and said it was great to see so many from such a wide area involved and it was not just the village that was covered and wished the group well going forward.
It is important to always dial 999/112 in an emergency such as Cardiac arrest, cardiac chest pain, stroke, choking and to know and have your Eircode (Post Code) ready as the ambulance service can locate your house quicker. In rural areas around Ireland an ambulance may be required to travel a long distance to assist those suffering from a cardiac or respiratory arrest, ineffective breathing or choking. In such instances, the timeframe for helping the patient is crucial, that is why the HSE National Ambulance Service is integrating groups of community first responders in such areas who are dispatched simultaneously with the National Ambulance Service. It is important to note that this does not delay the response of an ambulance which is still dispatched as a priority but because these responders live or work locally they may be able to arrive and initiate lifesaving steps until the ambulance arrives.

County Champions.

Well done to the Lorrha under 12 hurling team who beat Fr. Sheehy’s by the narrowest of margins in a cracker of a county final on Sunday last 1.8 to 1.7.

St. Ruadhan's Active Retirement Association

We will be returning to our weekly meetings on Wednesday, 20th September 2017 at 2.30pm after our summer break.  New members are welcome.  Please call in for a cuppa and a chat.  Transport available.

Church News:

First Friday Mass will be celebrated this Friday 1st September in Rathcabbin Church at 8.00p.m.    Confessions beforehand.
Killaloe Diocesan Liturgical Music Workshop with Liam Lawton and Ian Callinan on Saturday September 23rd in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church,  Rathcabbin,  2.00pm to 5.00pm. This will be followed by the Vigil Mass (sung) at 6.30pm.   Cost of workshop is €12.00 per person, this will include the music book.
Dates for your Diary. Legion of Mary Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine on Sunday 24th September. James Kilbane in fundraising concert in Rathcabbin Church on Saturday 18th November. Tickets on sale shortly.
The Killaloe Autumn Pilgrimage to Lourdes will leave Shannon Airport on Sunday 1st October returning on Friday 6th October. Fare €667 per person sharing with €10 discount for online bookings. Limited capacity so early booking is advisable. Contact www.joewalshtours.ie or (01) 2410810 or Fr. Tom Ryan Pilgrimage Director Shannon (061) 364133.

Date for Your Diary.

St Ruadhans Church of Ireland are hosting a Fashion Show on Saturday 14th October in Lorrha GAA Centre Moatfield. Tickets are now on sale.

Tipperary Mini Marathon.

Walkers, joggers, runners, register now on www.tippminimarathon.ie for the 2017 Tipperary Women’s Mini Marathon organised by Tipperary Sports Partnership in Clonmel on Sunday 24th Sept at the slightly earlier time of 10.45am. Registration €15 to  August 31st and  €20 after. Closing date for all entries is strictly Sept 18th 2017. For further information please contact Clonmel Office on 052 6187080 or info@tipperarysports.ie or Nenagh Office on 076 1065000.

Lorrha Camogie:

Lorrha went down to a strong Ballina side in the second round of the championship. Final score 3.11 to 0.12.  In round three, Lorrha  travel to Borrisoleigh on Sunday 17th Sept at 12 noon. Please note the change of date but time remains the same. Nenagh have pulled out of the competition so Lorrha have a bye that week-end before meeting Burgess on Sat 30th Sept at 12 noon in Lorrha. The top two teams to come out of the group go through to the semi-final stages. Please come out and support the girls in their Championship campaign.

St. Cronan’s Service Community Employment Vacancies.

St. Cronan’s Service Birr has a CE vacancy for a Support Worker.  A full clean B driving licence will be required for this position .St. Cronan’s Service Roscrea has 2 CE vacancies: one for a Support Worker & one for a Catering Assistant. In order to be eligible for these positions you must be in receipt of a Social Welfare payment. If you are interested please phone Deirdre on 0879772409 /0505 21426 for further information re these position.

 

Banagher Fair Day.

The Annual Banagher Fair Day will take place on 17th of September 2017. Please come along and support. Keeping the tradition alive.

Autumn De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the Autumn collection, please remember Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns who continue to collect unwanted clothes throughout the year. Items of clothing must be clean and dry and in good condition please and we can supply bags if you want. We can also collect to make it easy for you, just call (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 2601413 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and mats including bath toilet and shower mats soiled or wet clothing but good quality unwanted clothing for re-use (not recycling). All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep one adult employed. Many thanks for your continued support.

Invitation

Please join us for the opening of the 2017 Shorelines Art Exhibition on Saturday 2nd September from 5 to 7pm in The Gallery at the Workhouse Portumna. Visit the Shorelines Festival for full festival details www.shorelinesartsfestival.com.

GAA News

Senior: Our senior hurlers have been drawn against JK Brackens in the quarter final of the O Riain Cup in Cloughjordan on Sunday 10th September at 5.30pm

Junior: The Junior hurlers are through to the semi-final with one game to be played against Moneygall in a few weeks time.

Under 21: With our minor campaign at an end, all minors are asked to train with the adult teams in advance of the under 21 championship which is due to begin in mid September against Silvermines

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers Gaels exited the championship at the quarter final stage against Nenagh Eire Og last Monday week, suffering a 5-24 to 2-7 defeat. Thanks to the players and mentors for their efforts this year.

Under 13: In the first round of the Plate, the U13's host Kiladangan in Moatfield on Saturday 2nd September at 12 noon.

Under 12: Pride of place this week goes to our Under 12 hurlers who achieved County glory in winning the County 'B' Final in Dundrum on Sunday, defeating Father Sheehys 1-8 to 1-7. Captain Fergus O'Donoghue lifted the Cup on behalf of a delighted squad in front of a large travelling support who made their way to West Tipperary.  The successful panel were: Con O’Meara; Lee Hogan, Fergus O’Donoghue, Liam Donoghue, Celine Guinan, Rory Duffy, Conor Kennedy, Robert Duffy, Paul Cahalan, Tom Perry, Dermot Houlihan, Jake Houlihan, John O’Meara, Sarah Gorman, Nicholas Perry, Nicola Kelly, Grace Reid, Emma Deegan, Jason Houlihan, Niall Duggan. Well done also to the management team of Denis Duffy, Tom Kennedy, Martina Duffy and Donal O'Donoghue.

Lorrha juvenile club would like to thank the following for their generous contribution towards the purchase of tops for the County final: Keith Naylor & Giolla Kennedy of Lelagh Construction; Colm Duggan Building & Carpentary; Mrgan Claffey at GA Claffey Ford dealer and John Horan Tyres, The Ferry.

Under 11: The U11's take part in the Plate competition, beginning in Newport last evening (Tuesday) before hosting Kiladangan in Moatfield on Saturday 9th September.

Tipperary: Colm Fogarty was a member of the Tipperary Under 15 'B' Hurling panel who took part in the Munster Tournament in Clarecastle last Saturday. They defeated Waterford and Clare but lost to Galway which put them into the Shield Final where they lost to Kerry 'A'.

Fundraiser:
The club has launched a 2500-to-1 fundraising draw with a prize fund of €10,000. We have 2,500 tickets valued from 1 cent to 2500 cents (€25) and when you accept to take a ticket, you scratch off a hidden section and the value in this section is what you pay for the ticket, it could be 1 cent, €25, or any value in between. All tickets bought will be entered into a draw in late September for a top prize of €5,000 with eleven ther prizes ranging from €2,000 to €200. Your support would be appreciated.

Lotto: Our jackpot is €8,550 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: continues on Friday with music of Peter Burke, from 9.30pm til late.


Lorrha Notes

Well done to the Lorrha under 12 hurling team who beat Drom & Inch in the County semi-final on Saturday last in Nenagh  on a score line of Lorrha 1.11 Drom & Inch 1.3. The Lorrha team were in fine form with great performances from each and every one. The team that lined out was, Con O’Meara, Fergus O’Donoghue, Lee Hogan, Liam O’Donoghue, Celine Guinan, Rory Duffy, Conor Kennedy, Robert Duffy, Paul Cahalan, Tom Perry, Dermot Houlihan. Subs: John O’Meara for T. Perry (ht), Jake Houlihan for D. Houlihan (ht).  We wish the team and management the best of luck in the final which will be played in Dundrum on Sunday August 27th. at 1.00pm. The team would be delighted to see a big support on the day. A small selection of action photographs can be viewed under Gallery

Official Launch.

The official launch of the Lorrha Community Responder Group took place last week in the village. The group are now officially gone live with the National Ambulance Service to respond to the following emergency’s in their Community and cover an area of 8km radius of Lorrha village to include the parish of Lorrha/Dorrha, Portumna, Terryglass and Aglish - Cardiac arrest calls, cardiac chest pain calls, stroke/cva calls, choking incidents – and serving their Community 24/7 365 Days of the Year. When an emergency occurs, always dial 999/112. Be sure to have your Eircode (Post Code) ready as the ambulance service can locate your house quicker.

Open Air Mass & Historical Drama.

Fr. Pat Mulcahy P.P. Lorrha celebrated open air Mass on Saturday evening last in the shade of Redwood Castle and thankfully the weather was good for the occasion.  This was followed by the O'Sullivan Beara Re-enactment which was followed by tea and refreshments for the many who turned out. Well done to Peter and his cast.

Reminder.

The Lorrha Parish Golf outing takes place in Saturday 26th August in Birr Golf Club. This years Captain is Seamus J King. Timesheet from 9am to 12.45pm and to book your time contact Seamus on (087) 2246245.

Church News:

Dates for your Diary. Legion of Mary Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine on Sunday 24th September. James Kilbane in fundraising concert in Rathcabbin Church on Saturday 18th November. Tickets on sale shortly.
The Killaloe Autumn Pilgrimage to Lourdes will leave Shannon Airport on Sunday 1st October returning on Friday 6th October. Fare €667 per person sharing with €10 discount for online bookings. Limited capacity so early booking is advisable. Contact www.joewalshtours.ie or (01) 2410810 or Fr. Tom Ryan Pilgrimage Director Shannon (061) 364133.

Rathcabbin First Responders.

A refresher training course will take place on Thursday night 24th August in Rathcabbin Hall from 7.00 to 10.00pm. All members please attend. New members welcome.

Lorrha Camogie:

Well done to the girls who recorded their first win in the Junior championship last Sunday. Final score Lorrha 3.11, Silvermines 4.7. Lorrha will travel to Ballina on Sunday 27th Aug  at 12noon for round 2 of the championship. After that they play Borrisoleigh in Borrisoleigh Sat 16th Sept at 12 noon, Nenagh Sat 23rd Sept at 12 in Lorrha and Burgess Sat 30th Sept at 12 in Lorrha. The top two teams to come out of the group go through to the semi-final stages. Please come out and support the girls in their Championship campaign.

St. Cronan’s Service Community Employment Vacancies.

St. Cronan’s Service Birr has a CE vacancy for a Support Worker.  A full clean B driving licence will be required for this position .St. Cronan’s Service Roscrea has 2 CE vacancies: one for a Support Worker & one for a Catering Assistant. In order to be eligible for these positions you must be in receipt of a Social Welfare payment. If you are interested please phone Deirdre on 0879772409 /0505 21426 for further information re these position.

Autumn De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the Autumn collection, please remember Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns who continue to collect unwanted clothes throughout the year. Items of clothing must be clean and dry and in good condition please and we can supply bags if you want. We can also collect to make it easy for you, just call (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 2601413 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and mats including bath toilet and shower mats soiled or wet clothing but good quality unwanted clothing for re-use (not recycling). All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep one adult employed. Many thanks for your continued support.

GAA

Senior: Our senior hurlers have been drawn against JK Brackens in the quarter final of the O Riain Cup and this game will be played on weekend of 9-10 September

Junior: The Junior hurlers received a walkover from Roscrea last Saturday in our third game. Lorrha are through to the semi-final with one game to be played against Moneygall in a few weeks time.

Under 21: With our minor campaign at and end, all minors are asked to train with the adult teams in advance of the under 21 championship which is due to begin in mid September against Silvermines

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers Gaels played Borrisokane in their final group game last Monday but were defeated 3-10 to 3-9. The defeat meant they played Burgess in a playoff last Thursday in Moatfield where they won 3-14 to 1-5. This win set up a quarter final against Nenagh Eire Og last Monday evening but suffered a 5-24 to 2-7. Thanks to the players and mentors for their efforts this year.

Under 12: Congratulations to our under 12's who progressed to the County 'B' Hurling final following a 1-11 to 1-3 win over Drom & Inch in Nenagh last Saturday. They will play Father Sheehys in the final in Dundrum, this Sunday 27th August at 1.00pm; one of four finals in the venue on the day. We wish the players and mentors all the best and urge our supporters to make the trip to West Tipp for the game.

Tipperary: Best of luck to Colm Fogarty who is on the Tipperary Under 15 panel for the annual Munster 'B' Tournament in Clarecastle this Saturday.

Fundraiser: The club has launched a 2500-to-1 fundraising draw with a prize fund of €10,000. We have 2,500 tickets valued from 1 cent to 2500 cents (€25) and when you accept to take a ticket, you scratch off a hidden section and the value in this section is what you pay for the ticket, it could be 1 cent, €25, or any value in between. All tickets bought will be entered into a draw in late September for a top prize of €5,000 with eleven ther prizes ranging from €2,000 to €200. Your support would be appreciated.

Parish Golf Outing: takes place this Saturday 26th August in Birr Golf Club. This years Captain is Seamus J King. Timesheet from 9am to 12.45pm and to book your time contact Seamus King 0872246245

Lotto: Our jackpot is €8,400 with a Match 3 pot of €120. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: continues on Friday with music of Twice Shy, from 9.30pm til late.

Sympathy: Lorrha GAA Club would like to sympathise with the Devaney family


Lorrha Notes

Producer / Director Peter Seman is the man piecing together the re-enactment of the O'Sullivan Beara Crossing. Peter is pictured here during rehearsal on Tuesday night last

Some of the Locals take time out to pose for the camera during rehearsals for the Saturday evenings re-enactment of the O'Sullivan Beara March. See details below.  Further information can be had by contacting Peter on (087) 777 1959. 

Open Air Mass & Historical Drama.

On Saturday 19th August 2017, there will be an open air Mass celebrated in Redwood Castle followed by the O'Sullivan Beara Re-enactment.  Mass to commence at 8pm.  The management of Redwood Castle request that participants be in the Castle grounds by 7.45pm.

Re-enactment.

The re-enactment of O’Sullivan Beara march through Lorrha parish will take place on Saturday night August 19th immediately after Mass around 9.00pm if not before. For further information call Peter on (087) 777 1959.  All are welcome to attend.

2018 Lorrha Parish Calendar Reminder.

Anyone interested in advertising their business in the 2018 edition of the LorrhaDorrha Parish Calendar is asked to contact (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 872601413 or email us at info@lorrhadorrha.ie without delay. Also, anyone wishing to loan photographs for possible inclusion, or poems or stories concerning the parish, can also call or text the above numbers or email to the above. All photographs will be returned.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Fr. John Donnelly Rathcabbin and extended family members on the death of his sister Teresa Molloy Kinnitty. After funeral Mass in St. Flannan’s Church Kinnitty on Monday last, burial took place in St. Flannan’s Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Parish Golf Outing: 

The Lorrha Parish Golf outing takes place in Saturday 26th August in Birr Golf Club. This years Captain is Seamus J King. Timesheet from 9am to 12.45pm and to book your time contact Seamus on (087) 2246245.

Church News:

The Annual Novena in Knock Shrine  will take place from 14th to 22nd August.  Theme, ’Living Life to the Full’. Please see list of Speakers and times of Ceremonies and Workshops in Church-porch.
The Music Pioneer Gathering and Spirituality will take place in Woodlands Hotel, Adare on October 1st .
Adult Altar Servers are the norm in most parts of the Catholic World. It is a great privilege to serve at the altar in the miracle of every Mass. Are you mature in years and willing to serve the priest when young boys and girls are unavailable?  If so contact Fr. Pat after Sunday Mass.
Youth 2000  Summer Festival, Cistercian College , Roscrea, from Thursday 17th – Sunday 20th August  2017.  For young people aged 16 – 35, an opportunity not to be missed to experience the Catholic faith & meet many new young people,  with over 1200 young people from all corners of Ireland attending last year.  The festival is donation only. Free buses available from all around Ireland. For more info & to book online, see     www.youth2000.ie  or  call  01 6753690.

Reminder.

This year Milford Hospice Annual Harvest Fair celebrates its  32nd anniversary and is scheduled for Sunday 27th August at the University of Limerick. There will be a fun filled programme of activities and entertainment.  For further details, please contact the Fundraising Office on: 061 485859/201758.

Killaloe Autumn Pilgrimaage to Lourdes:

The Autumn pilgrimage from Killaloe Diocese to Lourdes will leave Shannon airport on Sunday 1st October , returning on Friday 6th October. Fare is €667 per person sharing with €10 discount for online bookings.  Limited capacity so early booking is advisable.  Contact www.joewalshtours.ie ,  01 2410810 or Fr Tom Ryan, Pilgrimage Director, Shannon  061 364133.

Lorrha Camogie:

Our County Championship is due to get underway this Sunday 20th Aug against Silvermines in Moatfield at 12noon. Following that we play Ballina in Ballina Sun 27th Aug  at 12noon, then Borrisoleigh in Borrisoleigh Sat 16th Sept at 12 noon, Nenagh Sat 23rd Sept at 12 in Lorrha and Burgess Sat 30th Sept at 12 in Lorrha. The top two teams to come out of the group go through to the semi-final stages. Please come out and support the girls in their Championship campaign.

Thanks: Many thanks to all those who supported and helped out with our recent clothes collection and bag pack in Buckley's Supervalu in Birr. A big thank you to Buckley's Supervalu for having us.

U16: Well done to our U16's girls who play with Shannon Rovers Camogie and to their teammates and management on reaching the County Final on Monday evening last in Ballina (results not available), well done also to our girls who play U13 camogie with the Rovers on their fantastic County Final win over Newport recently, we're very proud as a club of all our underage girls and their achievements in camogie with The Shannon Rovers and our players on the County underage teams.


Autumn De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the Autumn collection, please remember Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns who continue to collect unwanted clothes throughout the year. Items of clothing must be clean and dry and in good condition please and we can supply bags if you want. We can also collect to make it easy for you, just call (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 2601413 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and mats including bath toilet and shower mats soiled or wet clothing but good quality unwanted clothing for re-use (not recycling). All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep one adult employed. Many thanks for your continued support.

Good Luck.

The best of luck to all Leaving Cert students in the parish who receive their results to-day Wednesday. The exam help line 1800 265 165 offering confidential advice, information and support to students and their parents is open from 10am on results day, Wednesday 16th August, seeking advice and up to date information on what choices are available to students. It will open for three days the week of the results as well as a further three days the following week, after the release of CAO Round One offers.

GAA News

Senior: Well done to our senior hurlers who dug deep to beat Knockavilla Kickhams 3-20 to 2-20 in the County Championship – Seamus O'Riain Cup in Nenagh last Sunday. The result sees us progress to the quarter finals next month where we will be drawn against Toomevara, Templederry or JK Brackens.

Junior: Lorrha's next game is at home to Roscrea this Saturday 19th August in Moatfield at 7pm.

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers Gaels played Borrisokane in their final group game last Monday but were defeated 3-10 to 3-9. The defeat means they must play Burgess in a playoff this Thursday 17th August in Moatfield at 7.00pm with the winner playing Nenagh in the quarter final next Monday 21st August at 7.00pm

Under 12: Best of luck to the Under 12 hurlers who play Drom & Inch in the County semi-final on Saturday 19th August in Nenagh at 3.30pm

Tipp GAA Draw: The club had no winner in the August Draw which was held last Friday.

Fundraiser: The club has launched a 2500-to-1 fundraising draw with a prize fund of €10,000. We have 2,500 tickets valued from 1 cent to 2500 cents (€25) and when you accept to take a ticket, you scratch off a hidden section and the value in this section is what you pay for the ticket, it could be 1 cent, €25, or any value in between. All tickets bought will be entered into a draw in late September for a top prize of €5,000 with eleven ther prizes ranging from €2,000 to €200. Your support would be appreciated.

Parish Golf Outing: takes place in Saturday 26th August in Birr Golf Club. This years Captain is Seamus J King. Timesheet from 9am to 12.45pm and to book your time contact Seamus King 0872246245

Lotto: Our jackpot is €8,250 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: continues on Friday with music of Adrian Ryan, from 9.30pm til late.

 

 

www.shorelinesartsfestival.com

*** Calling all ARTISTS *** Calling all ARTISTS ***

Portumna's Shorelines Arts Festival
Art Exhibition in The Gallery at the Workhouse

Once again, The Gallery at The Irish Workhouse Centre in Portumna will be home to the Shorelines Art Exhibition from September 4th-24th (includes the festival weekend September 14th-17th). The exhibition will feature artwork from local as well as invited artists. Invited artists for 2017 include Liz Doyle, Judy Hamilton, Anna Hryniewicz, Jim Osborneand Lorna Watkins.

If you would like to get involved, here is the essential information:

·         Select your one of your pieces (painting, carving, photography etc) and bring it along to the Irish Workhouse Centre in Portumna on either Sunday, the 27th or Monday, the 28th of August between 6-7.30 pm. Work submitted after this date will not beexhibited as space is limited. (We would ask you not to submit a piece that has been previously shown in a Shorelines Festival exhibition).

·         The Registration Form - to be completed in advance - may be downloaded here.

·         There is a nominal charge of €5 to cover the cost of displaying materials and insurance.

·         Very important! Please make sure your work is ready for hanging – pictures should be framed and have a cord or wire at the back. If you do not intend to frame it yourself, allow plenty of time to get it framed by a professional!

·         Sculptures or free-standing work, please contact Margaret on 086 319 5603.

·         Please decide in advance if your piece is for sale and the price. Where a work of art is sold, we take a modest 15% commission. Kindly build that commission into the price you place on your work. Pieces not for sale will be noted as such in the catalogue.

·         Work may not be removed during the exhibition. After the exhibition, work should be collected on Sunday, 25th September between 3-5pm.

We look forward very much to seeing your work and to a very successful exhibition that will showcase the wealth of talent there is within the area!

Thank you for sharing this information with any interested artists!

Visit the website for full festival detailswww.shorelinesartsfestival.com
Curators: Margaret 086 319 5603 and Jackie 087 631 9890.

VSO Ireland improving girls’ education in Uganda

Educating girls is often not seen as a priority in Karamoja, one of poorest and least developed regions in Uganda. In one district, only 6.4% of girls finish primary school at all. VSO Ireland has launched a new development programme to help more Ugandan girls go to school and address societal norms preventing them from getting the education they deserve. This project will be implemented by skilled Irish and Ugandan volunteers, and is being funded by Irish Aid, the Government’s official overseas aid programme which works on behalf of Irish people to address poverty and inequality around the world.

VSO Ireland has already delivered a successful inclusive education programme in Karamoja, which increased literacy rates by 20% and numeracy outcomes by 10%. As this programme progressed, the need to have a greater focus on girls’ education emerged. Girls are not granted the same opportunities as boys for a number of reasons, primarily because they can bring their families more money through work or their “bride price”. VSO Ireland’s new programme will take into account the reasons why girls drop out of school or do not attend school in the first place, such as child marriage. VSO volunteers will work with local teachers and community groups to build their capacity, improve health and hygiene practices in schools, and remove stigma around girls finishing primary education.

Lisa Barrins, a teacher from St Aidan’s National School, Co. Sligo, and Breda Dunleavy, who works in St Patrick’s Loreto Primary School, Co. Wicklow, both departed for Karamoja this week to commence their VSO placements. Over the next year, they will work with the District Education Officers in Kotido and Moroto, mentoring school leaders on inclusive education practices and helping them to develop education strategies that address the challenges affecting girls’ education. They will also collaborate with local community groups to reduce negative attitudes towards educating marginalised groups, not just girls but also children with disabilities and orphans.

Lisa, who has already volunteered on education projects in Ghana, South Africa, Rwanda and Uganda, looks forward to embracing the new challenges this volunteer placement will bring. She said, “I’m delighted to be involved in this Irish Aid project where I’ll be working and living amongst the local Karamojong people in Moroto.” Breda is similarly excited to put her wealth of education experience to the test. “I am looking forward to meeting the teachers in the local schools and sharing ideas and experiences together to further the educational experience of all the children in the Karamoja region,” she commented.

Kate O’Donnell, VSO Ireland’s Head of Country Office, participated in the girls' education programme launch in Uganda last month. She said, “We would like to thank Irish Aid and the Irish public for supporting their long-term support of our work in Uganda. We’ve run programmes in this region for several years now and have built up the expertise required to support sustainable change and help more girls go to school. We’re really excited to see the progress that Lisa and Breda will make on their placements in the coming year.”

 


Lorrha Notes

Blowing out the candles on the occasion of his 100th birthday is Michael O'Meara Lorrha on Monday night last at a function in Lorrha GAA clubhouse to mark the occasion. Known to all far and wide as "Mick of The Hill" he received his letter and Cheque for €2,540 early last week from President Higgins and there was many more presentations made to him on Monday night, but most of all he loved meeting and chatting to everyone.  Well done Mick and may you continue for many years to come.

Well Done.

Congratulations and many good wishes is extended to Michael O’Meara Lorrha on the occasion of his 100th birthday last week-end. Known far and wide as Mick of the Hill because of so many O’Meara families in the parish, he celebrated the occasion with his family on his actual date of birth August 5th while a community celebration was held for him in the GAA clubhouse on Monday night last. Hail and hearty with a razor sharp mind, Mick can recall many happenings both in the parish and in the world down through the years. We wish him many more years of continued good health and an inspiration to all who know him. Well done Mick.

2018 Lorrha Parish Calendar.

Anyone interested in advertising their business in the 2018 edition of the LorrhaDorrha Parish Calendar is asked to contact (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 872601413 or email us at info@lorrhadorrha.ie without delay. Also, anyone wishing to loan photographs for possible inclusion, or poems or stories concerning the parish, can also call or text the above numbers or email to the above. All photographs will be returned.

Commiserations.

Commiserations to Patrick “Bonner” Maher, Brian Hogan and selector John Madden and the Tipperary team on their one point misery loss to Galway on Sunday last in the All Ireland SHC semi final. Hard luck lads.

North Tipp Ploughing.

North Tipperary Ploughing committee wish to extend congratulations to founder member Mick O’Meara on the occasion of his 100th birthday last week-end. A constant figure at the ploughing championships for many years, he served as a judge at club level and also supervised at the All-Ireland championships for many years. Well done Mick on reaching this milestone.

Redwood NS Tennis Camp:

Tennis Camp will run in Redwood NS from Monday 14th to Wednesday 16th August with tennis coach Anne Marie Darcy. The camp is from 10am to 12 noon each day and is 25euro per child with family discounts. Suitable for boys and girls from 5-12 years old, all levels of ability catered for. To book your place contact Anne Marie on 087-9634583

Congratulations to Founder Member.

Rathcabbin Players wish to extend many congratulations to founder member Mick O’Meara on the occasion of his 100th birthday last week-end. A presentation was made to Mick on behalf of the group during a function to mark the occasion in the GAA clubhouse on Monday night last. Mick attended a dress rehearsal of our play earlier this year and thoroughly enjoyed the storyline. We hope to see him back again for our next dress rehearsal come January. Well done Mick.

Killaloe Autumn Pilgrimaage to Lourdes:

The Autumn pilgrimage from Killaloe Diocese to Lourdes will leave Shannon airport on Sunday 1st October , returning on Friday 6th October. Fare is €667 per person sharing with €10 discount for online bookings.  Limited capacity so early booking is advisable.  Contact www.joewalshtours.ie ,  01 2410810 or Fr Tom Ryan, Pilgrimage Director, Shannon  061 364133.

Lorrha Community Responders Group.

A big thank you to Mark and Donna Mannion of The Friars Tavern for holding the fundraising for our group and also for all their support and use of their facilities for meetings and training. We raised just over €2,300 from selling lines in order to purchase a couple of defibrillators. Thank you to everyone who purchased lines and also gave private donation.  Also thanks to the people who helped sell lines and the people and businesses who so kindly donated prizes.

Lorrha Community Responder Group Fundraising Raffle Results:
Trailer load of Timber donated by Ruth & Thomas Needham – Nathan Young: €100 Meat Voucher donated by Darcy’s Borrisokane – Lily Jay Canning: Crystal Glasses donated by Darcy’s Imperial Guest House Kilkenny – Nicola Hoare: €100 Voucher donated by the Derg Inn Terryglass – Noelle Darcy: Hamper donated by Lorrha Community Responder Group – Paidi O’Driscoll: €50 Supervalu Voucher donated by St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association – Maura Gorman: €50 Portumna Golf Club Voucher private donation – Maura O’Brien: €30 Voucher donated by Michelle Larkin, County Kitchen Borrisokane – Ian Donoghue: Bottle of Brandy donated by Ute & Hubie Duggan – Kathleen Gleeson: €30 Voucher donated by Roma Fish & Chips Portumna – Noreen Lewis: Bottle of Brandy donated by Sinead & Paddy Darcy – Michael Slevin: Bottle of Jamesons donated by Nancy White – Caoimhe O’Driscoll: Bottle of Whiskey donated by Donie O’Meara Supervalu Portumna – Mary Madden: Bottle of Whiskey donated by Sinead & Paddy Darcy – Marie Shewbridge: €20 Meat Voucher donated by McEntee Butchers Portumna – Harry Houlihan: File & Polish Voucher donated by Eternal Beauty Portumna – Michael Power: €20 Meal Voucher donated by Teresa Barry Walker Ferry Inn – Niall Kenny: €20 Voucher donated by the Karate Club – Brian Shewbridge: €15 Voucher donated by Café Rose Portumna – Peter Duggan: €15 Voucher donated by Café Rose Portumna – Tara Walsh: Baby Cardigan in the Tipperary Colours knitted and donated by Carmel Slevin – Chloe Darcy: Bottle of Wine donated by Jo & Tommy Needham – Mary Brazil: DVD Collection private donation – Ava Young: Bottle of Wine donated by Jo & Tommy Needham – John Fallon.
Thanks to Tipperary County Council for their generous donation and to everyone who donated privately. Thanks to Donie O’Meara, Supervalu, Portumna for allowing us to sell lines in their store and for their support.

Lorrha Community Responder Group hope to go live in the next couple of weeks.

Open Air Mass & Historical Drama.

On Saturday, 19th August 2017, there will be an open air Mass celebrated in Redwood Castle followed by the O'Sullivan Beara Re-enactment.  Mass to commence at 8pm.  The management of Redwood Castle request that participants be in the Castle grounds by 7.45pm.

Reminder.

This year Milford Hospice Annual Harvest Fair celebrates its  32nd anniversary and is scheduled for Sunday 27th August at the University of Limerick. There will be a fun filled programme of activities and entertainment.  For further details, please contact the Fundraising Office on: 061 485859/201758.

Autumn De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the Autumn collection, please remember Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns who continue to collect unwanted clothes throughout the year. Items of clothing must be clean and dry and in good condition please and we can supply bags if you want. We can also collect to make it easy for you, just call (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 2601413 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and mats including bath toilet and shower mats soiled or wet clothing but good quality unwanted clothing for re-use (not recycling). All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep one adult employed. Many thanks for your continued support.

 

 


Lorrha Notes

Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development John Halligan officially turned on a  powerful new radio telescope that covers the size of a football pitch,  in the grounds of Birr Castle last Thursday July 27th  the 12th station in the network.

2018 Lorrha Parish Calendar.

Anyone interested in advertising their business in the 2018 edition of the LorrhaDorrha Parish Calendar is asked to contact (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 872601413 or email us at info@lorrhadorrha.ie without delay. Also, anyone wishing to loan photographs for possible inclusion, or poems or stories concerning the parish, can also call or text the above numbers or email to the above. All photographs will be returned.

Good Luck.

The best of luck is extended to Patrick “Bonner” Maher, Brian Hogan and selector John Madden in the All Ireland SHC semi final on Sunday.

Church News.

First Friday Mass will be celebrated in St. Ruadhan’s Church Lorrha on Friday evening Aug 4th at 8.00p.m with confessions beforehand.

Visiting the Sick: Fr Pat will be very happy to visit a member of your family who may be sick and in hospital. As the hospitals no longer facilitate the clergy in letting them know who is in hospital from the parish, it is up to the family members to let your local Priest know.

 Killaloe Autumn Pilgrimaage to Lourdes:

The Autumn pilgrimage from Killaloe Diocese to Lourdes will leave Shannon airport on Sunday 1st October , returning on Friday 6th October. Fare is €667 per person sharing with €10 discount for online bookings.  Limited capacity so early booking is advisable.  Contact www.joewalshtours.ie ,  01 2410810 or Fr Tom Ryan, Pilgrimage Director, Shannon  061 364133.

 Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Patsy Hoctor and family Clonmona, Rathcabbin on the sudden death of her brother Michael Sexton Newmarket –On-Fergus, Clare on Saturday July 29th. After funeral Mass in SS John and Paul’s Church Shannon on Tuesday burial took place in Lemenagh Cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Reminder.

This year Milford Hospice Annual Harvest Fair celebrates its  32nd anniversary and is scheduled for Sunday 27th August at the University of Limerick. There will be a fun filled programme of activities and entertainment.  For further details, please contact the Fundraising Office on: 061 485859/201758.

Autumn De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the Autumn collection, please remember Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns who continue to collect unwanted clothes throughout the year. Items of clothing must be clean and dry and in good condition please and we can supply bags if you want. We can also collect to make it easy for you, just call (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 2601413 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and mats including bath toilet and shower mats soiled or wet clothing but good quality unwanted clothing for re-use (not recycling). All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep one adult employed. Many thanks for your continued support.

Open to the Public.

Redwood Castle is  open daily from 2-6pm for guided tours. Tours last approximately 1 hour and entrance is only €5 per person. The castle will remain open from now until the 6th of September.  We can be contacted by email at redwoodcastleireland@gmail.com or through our Facebook page (search Redwood Castle).

Music Ministry.

A Music Ministry get together will take place in Cistercian College Roscrea, from August 8thto 13th led by Composer Ian Callanan and team. You are invited to come along for 5 days of music, prayer and liturgy. For further information go to www.musicministry.ie or call (087) 6790336.

GAA News.

Senior: Lorrha's final round game of the County Championship against Knockavilla Kickhams has been fixed for Sunday 13th August in Nenagh at 1.30pm where a win or a draw will see us into the next round.

Junior: The Juniors received a walkover from Ballinahinch in round two of the championship last weekend. Lorrha's next game is at home to Roscrea, likely on weekend 19-20 August.

Minor: Lorrha Rovers were away to Kilruane MacDonaghs in Cloughjordan in round 4 of the championship last Wednesday but suffered a 2-13 to 0-14 defeat with the home side finishing strongly to win. The team have two games remaining against Toomevara (home) and Silvermines (away), needing to win both to stay in contention for the semi-finals. They play Toomevara in Ballinderry this evening (Wednesday) at 7.00pm

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers played Toomevara, in the second round of the championship last Monday week and were defeated 3-17 to 2-8. Last Monday, they played Roscrea in Moatfield but were defeated 3-20 to 1-7. Their final group game is away to Borrisokane on Monday 14 August.

Under 14: Lorrha Rovers Gaels play Portroe in the North 'B' Hurling quarter final in Lorrha this evening (Wednesday) at 7.00pm. Best of luck to the players and mentors.

Under 12: Lorrha will play Borrisokane in the North 'B' hurling final on Saturday 5thAugust, in Puckane at 3.00pm Best of luck to the players and mentors.

Tipperary: Best of luck to Patrick Maher, Brian Hogan, John Madden and the Tipperary Senior hurlers in the All Ireland semi-final against Galway on Sunday. There has been a huge demand for tickets for the game through the club and will be a huge support there to roar Tipp on.

Fundraiser: The club has launched a 2500-to-1 fundraising draw with a prize fund of €10,000. We have 2,500 tickets valued from 1 cent to 2500 cents (€25) and when you accept to take a ticket, you scratch off a hidden section and the value in this section is what you pay for the ticket, it could be 1 cent, €25, or any value in between. All tickets bought will be entered into a draw in late September for a top prize of €5,000 with eleven ther prizes ranging from €2,000 to €200. Your support would be appreciated.

Cul Camp: Lorrha Kellogg's Cul Camp took place last week with 92 children taking part, one of our largest camps in recent years. Thanks to everyone who made the week such a success.

Parish Golf Outing: takes place in Saturday 26th August in Birr Golf Club. This years Captain is Seamus J King. Timesheet from 9am to 12.45pm and to book your time contact Seamus King 0872246245

Lotto: Our jackpot is €7,950 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: continues on Friday with music of The Wicklow Man, from 9.30pm til late.

 

 

Powerful Telescope Launched in Birr

Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development John Halligan officially turned on a  powerful new radio telescope that covers the size of a football pitch,  in the grounds of Birr Castle last Thursday July 27th  the 12th station in the network. This is a very important development for the home of the telescope, Birr Castle.
I-LOFAR is the Irish contribution to a €150m European-wide network of telescopes that combine to form one of the most sophisticated in the world. The telescopes can observe the universe in unprecedented detail through low frequency radio waves. LOFAR is one of the largest astrophysics projects in Europe, with 11 international stations spread across Germany, Poland, France, the UK and Sweden, with additional stations and a central hub in the Netherlands.  It is expected that the new science centre that will be undertaken in Birr in the near future will create 20 jobs when complete.
It has been constructed adjacent to the historic Leviathan telescope, which was built by the 3rd Earl of Rosse in 1845 and was the largest optical telescope in the world until 1917.
I-LOFAR will be run by Irish astrophysicists, computer engineers and data scientists, representing Irish universities and institutes of technologies from both sides of the border.
The team will be led by Trinity College Dublin, with partners from University College Dublin, Dublin City University, Athlone Institute of Technology, the National University of Ireland Galway, University College Cork, the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies and Armagh Observatory & Planetarium.


Lorrha Notes

Reigning All-Ireland champions Tipperary beat Munster finalists Clare  0.28 to 3.16 in the SHC quarter final on Sunday last 23rd  in the first senior intercounty game to be played at Pairc Ui Chaoimh since the renovation. Tipp play Galway in the semi final on Sunday August 6th in Croke Park

Late Mary Madden

The death occurred in St. Kieran’s Care Home Rathcabbin on Friday July 14th surrounded by her family, of Mary Madden Portland, Lorrha. Nee Watson, Mary who came from Killimor in Co. Galway was in her 88th year.
Mary nursed in England and Belfast before returning home to marry Christy Madden who predeceased her in 2002. She was a hard working woman who helped Christy run the farm as well as raising her family and was also a deeply religious woman. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her but in particular by her family. Mary is survived by her sons Declan (Portland), Larry (Borrisokane), Gerard (Ardcroney) and daughter Jacinta Gavin (Aglish), her brothers John Joe (St. Kieran’s Care Home), Paddy (Killimor), her sister Annie (Killimor), daughters in-law Bridgid and Phil, son in law Mike, grandchildren, great grandchild, nieces, nephew, relatives, neighbours and friends to whom sympathy is offered.  After funeral Mass in St. Ruadhan’s Church Lorrha on Monday July 17th burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Late Mary O’Meara.

The community was saddened to hear of the death of Mary O'Meara (nee Sherlock) of Carrigahorig who passed away peacefully in the Galway Clinic on Monday July 17th .
Mary who celebrated her 90th birthday on March 15th  was a well known and popular lady who ran a shop, pub and the local post office in Carrigahorig for all her working life. She loved to meet people and have a chat with them or to play a game of cards with the customers in her pub.
She had a keen interest in the GAA being a Tipperary supporter all her life. She supported Galway when her son Joe played U14 and minor hurling with Galway and in recent years a Dublin supporter with her grandson Cillian playing U21 football with Dublin. In her spare time she liked nothing better than to take down her knitting and turn out a cardigan or jumper. Predeceased by her son Joe (1991) and husband Leo (2004), she will be sadly missed by her daughters Geraldine (Carrigahorig) and Miriam (Dublin), sister Nancy Lambe (Rathcabbin), son-in-law Don and grandchildren Cillian, Ciara, Sinéad and Órla, relatives, neighbours and friends to whom sympathy is offered.
After funeral Mass in St. Ruadhan’s Church Lorrha on Friday July 21st. burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.

2018 Lorrha Parish Calendar.

Anyone interested in advertising their business in the 2018 edition of the LorrhaDorrha Parish Calendar is asked to contact (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 872601413 or email us at info@lorrhadorrha.ie without delay. Also, anyone wishing to loan photographs for possible inclusion, or poems or stories concerning the parish, can also call or text the above numbers or email to the above. All photographs will be returned.

Well Done.

Congratulations is extended to the Lorrha Junior “B” team and management who overcame Roscrea 1.13 to 1.7 in the North Tipp Hurling League Final Replay on Tuesday evening last in Cloughjordan. We wish them well in the championship campaign.

Summer De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the summer collection, please remember Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns who continue to collect unwanted clothes throughout the year. Items of clothing must be clean and dry and in good condition please and we can supply bags if you want. We can also collect to make it easy for you, just call (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 2601413 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and mats including bath toilet and shower mats soiled or wet clothing but good quality unwanted clothing for re-use (not recycling). All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep one adult employed. Many thanks for your continued support.

Lorrha Camogie:

Many thanks to all those who came to our quiz night last Friday in  the Friar's Tavern in Lorrha and made it such an enjoyable event.  Well done to all the prize winners as follows; Michelle Kinnehan-  signed Tipperary hurling jersey, Brendan Reid-signed Tipperary  football jersey, Elaine Hogan-meal voucher for the Ferry Inn, Abbi  McPartlin-Hamper sponsored by Mikey Naylor Car Dismantlers, Nuala  Maher-bag sponsored by Cavanaghs Birr and spot prize winners  Padraic Reddan, Declan O'Meara and Luke Dervin.
Well done to the  Shannon Rovers quiz team on winning the quiz and who very kindly  donated their prize winnings to the club. Many thanks to Aidan and  Pauline McIntyre for running the quiz and to Donna and Mark Mannion  for hosting the event and providing food on the night. Many thanks  to our chairperson Bernie Cleary for putting in so much work into  organising everything and for looking after our club so well.

U16: Well done to our U16 girls who play with the Shannon Rovers Club on a great win over Nenagh in their final group match. The  girls are now through to the semi-final stages and await a fixture  for the match

Junior: Training and practice matches continue weekly ahead of our   upcoming Championship fixtures in August, all members of the panel  are asked to make every effort to attend.

 

Open to the Public.

Redwood Castle is  open daily from 2-6pm for guided tours. Tours last approximately 1 hour and entrance is only €5 per person. The castle will remain open from now until the 6th of September.  We can be contacted by email at redwoodcastleireland@gmail.com or through our Facebook page (search Redwood Castle).

GAA News

Senior: Lorrha's final round game of the County Championship against Knockavilla Kickhams has been fixed for Sunday 13th August in Nenagh at 1.30pm

Junior: The North Tipp Junior 'B' Hurling League Final Replay against Roscrea was played on Tuesday evening week last with Lorrha winning 1-13 to 1-7. Well done to the players and mentors.

Last Sunday, Lorrha's championship campaign began when Silvermines travelled to Moatfield with Lorrha winning 1-20 to 2-16. Lorrha face Ballinahinch in round 2 this Friday 28th July in Shallee at 7.00pm.

Minor: Lorrha Rovers are away to Kilruane MacDonaghs in Cloughjordan this evening (Wednesday) at 7pm, needing a win to stay in the hunt for the semi-finals.

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers played Toomevara, away, in the second round of the championship last Monday and were defeated 3-17 to 2-8. Next Monday, they play Roscrea in Moatfield at 7.15pm

Under 14: Lorrha Rovers Gaels defeated Newport 5-15 to 0-2 in Moatfield last Wednesday and are are now preparing for a quarter final next Wednesday evening, 2 August, opponent to be confirmed

Under 12: Lorrha played Kilruane MacDonaghs in Moatfield in the North 'B' Hurling semi-final last Monday and won 1-11 to 2-3. Lorrha will play Borrisokane in the final on Saturday 5th August, venue and time to be confirmed.

Tipperary: Well done to Patrick Maher, Brian Hogan, John Madden and the Tipperary Senior hurlers in the All Ireland quarter final against Clare last Saturday.

Tipperary v Galway Tickets: All orders for stand, terrace and family tickets for the All Ireland semi-final against Galway on Sunday 6th August must be with Michael Kennedy 0871854602 by this Friday night, 28th July.

Tipperary Clubs Draw: Well done to Thomas Ward who won third prize of flights to Australia or €3000 in the July Tipperary Clubs Draw last Friday night. Tony Coen also won the promoters prize of €200.

Fundraiser: The club has launched a 2500-to-1 fundraising draw with a prize fund of €10,000. We have 2,500 tickets valued from 1 cent to 2500 cents (€25) and when you accept to take a ticket, you scratch off a hidden section and the value in this section is what you pay for the ticket, it could be 1 cent, €25, or any value in between. All tickets bought will be entered into a draw in late September for a top prize of €5,000 with eleven ther prizes ranging from €2,000 to €200. Your support would be appreciated.

Cul Camp: Lorrha Kellogg's Cul Camp got underway last Monday with 92 children taking part, one of our largest camps in recent years. We hope all our young players and coaches have an enjoyable week.

Lotto: Our jackpot is €7,800 with a Match 3 pot of €120. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: continues on Friday with music of Dermot Lyons, from 9.30pm til late.

Sympathy: Lorrha GAA Club would like to sympathise with the O'Meara family on the passing of Mary O'Meara, Carrigahorig, who died last week. May she rest in peace.


Lorrha Notes

Congratulations is extended to the Lorrha Junior B team and management who overcame Roscrea 1.13 to 1.7 in the North Tipp Hurling League Final Replay on Tuesday evening last in Cloughjordan. The best of luck  against Silvermines in the championship campaign which begins this Sunday in Moatfield at 12 noon. This game is subject to change. Check social media for updates

Recent Wedding.

The lovely wedding of Brendan Fogarty, son of Dympna and Willie, Ballyquirke, Lorrha and Marcella O’Brien, daughter of Marie and Pat, Carrig, Birr took place in St. Ruadhan’s Church, Lorrha on Friday July 7th . 2017.
Sinead O’Brien, sister of the bride, was bridesmaid and she was joined by Gráinne Regan (friend) and Claire Kelly (cousin). David Fogarty, brother of the groom, was bestman while the two groomsmen were his two brothers Christopher and Colm. The grooms nephew three year old Mason Fogarty was the page boy and a great job he did too. Fr. Michael Geraghty (Nenagh) presided over the ceremony with the Mass readings by was Eoin McGovern and Natalie Hehir, friends of the couple. The beautiful church music was provided by Virtuoso Chamber Choir. Both mothers Dympna and Marie brought the offertory gifts to the altar.
Many congratulations and best wishes is extended to Brendan and Marcella as they return to Australia where they will reside in the city of Parth. May you enjoy a long and happy life together.

Well Done.

Well done to Kevin Cahalan  who was member of the Tipperary under 14 football panel who won the Munster title and the Jim Power Cup in Waterford recently defeating Kerry South in the final.

Lorrha Camogie:

Well done to Clodagh McIntyre who had a great win with the U16 Tipperary Camogie team over Wexford on a scoreline of 5-09 to 0-10.

Reminder-Lorrha Camogie Fundraiser:

Our fundraising table quiz and draw take place this Friday, 21st July, in the Friars Tavern Lorrha. €2 lines are on sale now from all players with fantastic prizes such as; a signed Tipperary Hurling Jersey, a signed Tipperary Football Jersey, a meal voucher for The Ferry Inn plus various other prizes. All support goes towards the running of the club and is greatly appreciated, so please support the girls and get your quiz team ready for this Friday 21st!!

St. Cronan’s Service Community Employment Vacancies.

St. Cronan’s Service Birr has a CE vacancy for a Support Worker. A full clean B driving licence will be required for this position . St. Cronan’s Service Roscrea has a vacancy for a Housekeeper  Monday – Friday. In order to be eligible for these positions you must be in receipt of a Social Welfare payment.  If you are interested please phone Deirdre on 087 9772409 /0505 21426 for further information re these positions.

Enrolment.

Little Feet pre-school  / Monressori, Breedagh, Lorrha are taking names for September. ECCE registered. Book your free place today. We care for all ages and provide full day care. In order to stay providing this local service we need the support of  the local community.

Harvest Fair.

This year Milford Hospice Annual Harvest Fair celebrates its  32nd anniversary and is scheduled for Sunday 27th August at the University of Limerick. There will be a fun filled programme of activities and entertainment.  For further details, please contact the Fundraising Office on: 061 485859/201758.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to the Clancy family Rathcabbin on the death of their Aunt Sadie Delaney Clara and formerly Kinnitty who died on July 9th.  After funeral Mass in St. Brigid's Church, Clara, burial took place in the Monastery Cemetery, Clara. May she rest in peace.
Sympathy is extended to the Madden Family Poortland on the death of their mother Mary. May she rest in peace.

Church News.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Thursday from 10.00am to 8.00pm in  Rathcabbin  Church. We invite all parishioners to come and stay a while in the presence of Jesus.
Youth 2000 Summer youth festival will take place from 17th- 20th August 2017.  ‘Come Closer, Hear my Word’.  Youth 2000 invites you to a Fantastic  Four Day Catholic Summer Festival. The event is aimed at those aged 16 – 35.  This is an opportunity to meet new friends, explore your faith, experience something new, find out what it means to be young and catholic today.  Free Buses.  Book your place: www.youth2000.ie , email office@youth2000.ie , or call 01 675 3690.

Youth  Faith Fest:
Over the past few months a huge increase in the range of youth ministry has been noticed across the diocese. Hence the Diocesan Youth Forum is planning a Youth Fest in St. Flannan’s College, Ennis on Saturday 30th September, open to all young people who are in Transition year and up.   The day will begin with an opening ceremony led by Bishop Fintan. Following this people will have the choice of attending two  of ten workshops. There will be a para liturgy prior to Lunch,  followed by an open afternoon where all youth groups and organisations in the diocese will display information stands and the day will culminate in a closing ceremony. The day will be free of charge to all young people and food will be provided.   Leaders of youth groups or youth organisations within parishes are invited to contact Cora Guinnane,  co-ordinator of the administration aspect of the fest, to ensure all youth groups across the diocese are represented and invited. Cora can be contacted on 087 2400135 or coraguinnane@gmail.com and the team will follow up with information, flyers and invitations.

Music Ministry.

A Music Ministry get together will take place in Cistercian College Roscrea, from August 8th to 13th led by Composer Ian Callanan and team. You are invited to come along for 5 days of music, prayer and liturgy. For further information go to www.musicministry.ie or call (087) 6790336.

Borrisikane Credit Union.

Representatives from Borrisokane Credit Union will be in the Sceal shop Lorrha on Sunday morning. 23rd July 2017 from 10.30am for all your enquiries.  Do please call in and have a chat.

Summer De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the summer collection, please remember Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns who continue to collect unwanted clothes throughout the year. Items of clothing must be clean and dry and in good condition please and we can supply bags if you want. We can also collect to make it easy for you, just call (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 2601413 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and mats including bath toilet and shower mats soiled or wet clothing but good quality unwanted clothing for re-use (not recycling). All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep one adult employed. Many thanks for your continued support.

Open to the Public.

Redwood Castle is  open daily from 2-6pm for guided tours. Tours last approximately 1 hour and entrance is only €5 per person. The castle will remain open from now until the 6th of September.

We can be contacted by;

This email address redwoodcastleireland@gmail.com

Or through our Facebook page (search Redwood Castle).

GAA News

Senior: Lorrha fell to 5-18 to 4-15 defeat to Holycross/Ballycahill in the final round of the County League last Saturday in Moatfield. Having won 2, drawn 1 and lost 2 games, Lorrha missed out on the semi-finals but retained their division 2 status for 2018. The final round game of the County Championship against Knockavilla Kickhams is dependent on Tipperary's progress through the qualifiers.

Junior: The North Tipp Junior 'B' Hurling League Final Replay against Roscrea was played on Tuesday evening with Lorrha winning 1-13 to 1-7. Well done to the players and mentors. Lorrha's championship campaign begins this Sunday when Silvermines travel to Moatfield at 12 noon but the game is subject to change. Check social media for updates

Minor: Lorrha Rovers resumed the Minor Hurling Championship last Thursday against Kiladangan in Ballinderry but suffered a 4-19 to 1-14 defeat. They have a bye this week and will be away to Toomevara in their next game, likely to be on Thursday 27thJuly.

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers began their U16 'A' hurling campaign at home to Burgess last Monday week and won 5-19 to 0-8. They had a bye last Monday and return to action on 23rd July away to Toomevara at 7.15pm

Under 14: Lorrha Rovers Gaels suffered a 3-10 to 1-7 defeat away to in Ballina last Wednesday. This evening (Wednesday) they host Newport in Moatfield at 7.15pm.

Under 12: Lorrha will play Kilruane MacDonaghs in Moatfield in the North 'B' Hurling semi-final on Friday 28th July at 7.00pm.

Tipperary: Best of luck to Patrick Maher, Brian Hogan, John Madden and the Tipperary Senior hurlers in the All Ireland quarter final against Clare this Saturday.

Hard luck to the senior footballers on their defeat to Armagh last Saturday.

Fundraiser: The club has launched a 2500-to-1 fundraising draw with a prize fund of €10,000. We have 2,500 tickets valued from 1 cent to 2500 cents (€25) and when you accept to take a ticket, you scratch off a hidden section and the value in this section is what you pay for the ticket, it could be 1 cent, €25, or any value in between. All tickets bought will be entered into a draw in late September for a top prize of €5,000 with eleven ther prizes ranging from €2,000 to €200. Your support would be appreciated.

Cul Camp: Lorrha Kellogg's Cul Camp takes place in Moatfield from next Monday 24thto Friday 28th July from 10am to 2.30pm each day. Camp is open for 6-13 year olds, to register, go to www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie and find the Lorrha camp in the Tipperary listing. The camp costs €60 for one child, €50 for a second and €40 for a third or more children and they will be provided with full camp kit. Best of luck to all taking part and here's to an enjoyable week.

Lotto: Our jackpot is €7,500 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: continues on Friday with music of Dermot Lyons, from 9.30pm til late.

Sympathy: Lorrha GAA Club would like to sympathise with the Madden family on the death of Mary Madden (nee Watson), Portland, who passed away last weekend. May she rest in peace.