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Local News

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

The 2019 Lorrha & Dorrha Parish calendar is on sale throughout the parish. As usual the calendar is packed from cover to cover with photographs from the past and the present. A lovely present for those living away or just a treasured keepsake. Wishing to order through the post? Call (086) 8647166 or email info@lorrhadorrha.ie and we will post to you.


Jean Hough, Eileen Mannion, Mary Coen, the three Lorrha Parish representatives on the Tribute to Richard Bourke, choir.

Thank You.

A big thank you to everyone who attended the " Tribute Concert  to Richard Bourke " last Sunday night in Rathcabbin Church.   It was a priviledged way  for us all to remember Richard and the legacy he has left to the people of Rathcabbin and Lorrha and all who knew him.  The choir members , musicians and presenters would like to thank everyone who made it possible to present this night as a Tribute to Richard : Richard's wife Bernie  and family , Darren for all his help  and his own tribute , Rathcabbin and Lorrha choir members , the PPC members , and all who helped in any way on the night,  Fr. Tom and  Fr.Michael,  Mary the sacristan ,  Darina Kelly in the last Chance Bar for her hospitality  and all who made us feel so welcome and at home with tea and refreshments .  A special thank you to all who donated so generously to the retiring collection for  Focus Ireland  working with the  Homeless  at the end .  The total sum amounted to  € 2,430  and 50 cent.

Church News.

Please Note that all details of Mass times, dates and contact numbers are detailed on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie under local info and Churches.
Vigil Mass in Redwood Church on Saturday Dec 15th at 6.30pm.

In each church we have our giving tree. People are asked to take a leaf and bring an item of non per perishable food, toy or book for the St. Vincent de Paul. Items will be distributed to those in need.

Christmas Mass Times.

Christmas Eve Mass will be celebrated in Lorrha Church at 7.30pm and Christmas Day Mass will be celebrated in Rathcabbin Church at 11.00am. Reconciliation service  will be held on Monday 17th December at  8.00pm in Borrisokane.

Nativity Play.

Lorrha NS will be holding their Nativity Play in Lorrha Church on Saturday night 22nd Dec. at 6.30pm. Musicians and singers are very welcome to join in on the night. All are welcome.

St. Pio Mass.

St Padre Pio Mass will be celebrated in St. Brendan’s Church Birr on Thursday night December 20th.   Rosary at 7.00pm and Mass at 7.30pm. All welcome.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Kathleen (Buddy) O’Meara, formerly London, Borrisokane and Rathcabbin who died on 4th December. After funeral Mass on Thursday 6th in Ss Peter and Paul’s Church, Borrisokane, burial took place in Nenagh Road Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Sympathy is extended to Breda Gleeson and family Redwood on the death of her mother Bridget (Bridie) Mounsey, Ballingarry. After funeral Mass in St. Patrick’s Church, The Pike, Ballingarry on Saturday last Dec 8th.burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.
Sympathy is extended to the family of Mary O’Brien, Cullagh, Rathcabbin who died on Friday last 7th December. After funeral Mass in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church Rathcabbin on Monday last Dec. 10th burial took place in Bonoham Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Grants Available.

Deep Retrofit grants are available for houses built before 2007. Names and details are now been compiled for the 2019 round of works in the parish. Anyone interested call Jackie Hogan on (087) 6319890.

North Tipp Ploughing.

The annual North Tipperary ploughing Christmas party night will be held in The Yanks, Borrisokane on Saturday night Dec. 15th.  Booking is essential to Laura at (085) 2753560.

Ecumenical Carol Service

An Ecumenical Carol Service will be held in St Ruadhans Church of Ireland on Thursday 13th Dec at 8.00 pm. All are welcome.

Rathcabbin NS Christmas Variety Show.

The children of Rathcabbin National School will perform their Christmas Concert on Thursday 13th December at 12 noon and a second showing at 7pm in the village hall in Rathcabbin.  We would love to see you all there to support the children after all their hard work and dedication in preparing for this festive family event! There will be lots of raffle tickets on sale and lots of great spot prizes to be won at both showings that day, all in support of Rathcabbin National School.  Please contact Clare on 087 1364936 to book your seat for the 12 noon show as the 7pm show is now fully booked.  Please note there is also a hamper up for grabs in Kellys Shop with proceeds going to the school and tickets are available instore...All are very welcome and we look forward to seeing you there. A fun day and night guaranteed!!

Local Link New Bus Service

Serving Lorrha to Birr on Fridays. This new service will also cover the following areas to Birr every Friday, Lorrha, Moatfield, Redwood, Rathcabbin, Killeen(Riverstown), Birr.

First pick up in Lorrha at 10am & drop off 11am. Departing Birr at 2pm (times are approximate). This is a demand responsive & door to door service which means passengers wishing to travel can register with us & book their trip. Please contact us on 076-106-6140 to register or to receive more information about this service or existing services in your area.

Easter 2019 Pilgrimage.

St. Pio Easter Pilgrimage to San Giovanni Rotondo and Benevento from April 22nd for 4 nights €649 per person sharing and included Airport transfers with guide assistance. One night in Benevento, 3 nights in San Giovanni Rotondo full board. For bookings or enquiries call group leader Michael O’Connor on (087) 2677656.

De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the new 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. Many thanks for your continued support.

Charity Golf Outing.

Rags golfing society are organizing a charity golf outing on Saturday December 29th in Portumna Golf club. Tee off at 10.00am and all are welcome so come along and support a worthy cause. For further details contact Donie Brady on (087) 2225516.

GAA News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €8,250. Numbers drawn were: 17-24-25-30.
No Match 3.
Next Monday's draw, 17th December, will also be our Christmas Draw for extra festive prizes. The jackpot will be an attractive €8,400 with a Match 3 pot of €140 so it makes for an attractive Christmas present if won so make sure you are in with a chance of winning something.
Thank you for your continued support.

Senior AGM: The Annual General Meeting is on Tuesday 18th December in the GAA Centre at 7.45pm. All are welcome to attend.

Juvenile AGM: was held last Thursday evening in the GAA Centre in front of a decent attendance. Chairman Tommy Kennedy and secretary Kathleen Gleeson provided details reports on another busy year at juvenile level with all hurling and football teams in all grades extremely competitive, with the high point being the success of the Lorrha Rovers Gaels Under 15's in the North 'B' Hurling Plate. Both were re-elected unopposed, as was assistant secretary Caroline O'Brien.

The appointment of management teams for 2019 has been deferred until after next Monday night when County Convention makes a decision on the age grades for the year ahead.

Inter-divisional Hurling: Congratulations to Kevin Cahalan and Oisin Guinan who were part of the successful North Tipperary Under 15 Hurling squad who won the Garda Cup on Saturday.

Christmas Party: The Club will be hosting a Christmas Party fundraiser in the GAA Centre on Thursday 27th December, with music by Tradstone and DJ Sean O'Meara. Tickets €20, with part of the funds going to Seamus Hennessy's Running for Josie project supporting Pieta House and Tipperary Living Links. A great night is promised and the ideal event for those home for the Christmas period.

Auction: Our annual Auction has been fixed for Sunday 27th January 2019.

Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw: Unfortunately the club had no joy in the December draw which took place last Sunday night. Thanks to all our subscribers and we hope for better luck in the New Year. All promoters are asked to bring their accounts up to date.

Lotto: The jackpot is €8,400 with a Match 3 pot of €140. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie. Our Christmas Draw for extra festive prizes takes place next Monday, 17th December so make sure you are in the draw.

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday to the music of Michael Sexton. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

Sympathy: Lorrha GAA Club would like to sympathise with the Hogan family on the death of DP Hogan, late of Roden, who passed away in England recently. May he rest in peace.

                                         Tipperary Farmers win Origin Green Farmer Awards for Beef

Bord Bia Honours Ireland’s Sustainable Farmers

Nicholas Bergin from Roscrea and Noel Farrell from Golden took home top awards for beef farming at this week’s Bord Bia Origin Green Farmer Awards, held at The Heritage Hotel, Killenard on 12th December.

Noel Farrell and his wife, Joan, run an 85-cow suckler-to-beef herd alongside a herd of milking goats in Golden. They were awarded winners in the Suckler-to-beef category at the awards. The judges were impressed with the Farrell’s under 16 month production system, finishing bulls to 400kg market requirements. Noel has identified milk yield as the main driver of suckler-herd performance and honed in on a system that ensures this flourishes with top grassland management.

Nicholas Bergin farms near Roscrea, with help from his wife Bernie, father Danny and children Carol and Danny. Nicholas was awarded top prize in the Suckler-to-weanling/store production category at the awards. Nicholas’s Limousin-cross suckler herd is crossed with carefully-selected artificial insemination (AI) sires, to produce highly-muscled, healthy weanlings for live export to Greece. He has grown his herd from 60 to 80 suckler cows in 2018, following investment in housing and handling facilities. According to the judges, cattle handling, management of animals around calving and housing facilities were all first rate.

The Tipperary winners were among 11 category winners as Bord Bia honoured Ireland's most sustainable, efficient and environmentally friendly family farms. Over 240 farmers and senior representatives from farming organisations and the agri-food industry gathered to celebrate the achievements of the finalists, drawn from the dairy, beef and horticulture sectors across the country.

In total, 39 finalists competed for the prestigious awards following a rigorous process that included on-farm judging by teams from Bord Bia, Teagasc, the Irish Farmers Journal, UCD and IT Blanchardstown.

Opening the awards ceremony Bord Bia's Chairperson Dan MacSweeney highlighted the importance of sustainable food production to the future of Irish farming and rural economies: “In addition to supporting on-farm sustainability efforts, Origin Green supports our marketing and sales efforts, playing a key role in helping us meet the ambitious targets of Food Wise 2025, which see our food and drink exports grow to €19 billion annually by the middle of the next decade.

This isn’t just a win for industry, it translates into more value coming back to the rural economy right across Ireland, as growth in sustainably produced food and drink delivers jobs and activity to local communities now and in the future.”

Presenting the awards Bord Bia CEO, Tara McCarthy paid tribute to the achievements of all the finalists: “The pursuit of excellence by Origin Green farmers is at the heart of the Irish food and drink industry’s export success in a challenging consumer-driven trading environment.

Bord Bia highlights these family farms to food buyers who are looking for living examples of the highest values in Irish food production.  When they visit these farms they see the commitment to protecting the land and its environment for future generations of food producers and consumers.

Tonight’s finalists are producing beef with a 40% lower carbon footprint than the average producer and producing milk with a 16% lower carbon impact.  These are the solid proof points that impress international customers who are seeking solutions to their consumers’ demands for more sustainably produced food.  It is from this foundation that we can build durable relationships with food buyers for the food we export.”

All finalists will be invited by Bord Bia to participate in an organised visit to an overseas market to see how the organisation uses their achievements in sustainability to win new business.

Category Winners:

Beef

Suckler to beef                                                        

Nicholas Bergin

Roscrea, Co. Tipperary

Suckler to weanling/store production

Noel Farrell

Golden, Cashel, Co. Tipperary

Weanling/store to beef production

David Auchmuty

Ballygalda, Co. Roscommon

Dairy calf to beef production

Derek and Gareth Peoples

Carrigans, Co. Donegal

Dairy

Reduced carbon footprint

The Crowley Family (Trevor Crowley)

Dairygold co-op

Lissarda, Co. Cork

Small/med herd (herds from 45-80 cows)

Mairead and Pat McLoughlin

Lakeland Co-op

Rath, Co. Offaly

Large herd (herds of 100+ cows)

Shane and Dermot O’Loughlin

Glanbia co-op

Oghill, Co. Kildare

Horticulture

Mushrooms

Reilly Mushrooms

Athlone, Co. Westmeath

Protected crops and fruit

Flynn’s Tomatoes

Bealinstown, Swords, Co. Dublin

Potatoes

Kilmore Potatoes (Chris and John Fortune)

Ballyhealy, Kilmore, Co. Wexford

Field vegetables

John B Dockrell

Screen, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford


Lorrha Notes

The 2019 Lorrha & Dorrha Parish calendar is on sale throughout the parish. As usual the calendar is packed from cover to cover with photographs from the past and the present, including our two parish All Ireland Medal winners. A lovely present for those living away or just a treasured keepsake. Many thanks to everyone who loaned photographs which has enabled the production of this calendar.  If you would like to have a copy posted to you email info@lorrhadorrha.ie

Pupils from Lorrha School supporting Team Hope Christmas Shoe Box Appeal.

Grants Available

Deep Retrofit grants are available for houses built before 2007. Names and details are now been compiled for the 2019 round of works in the parish. Anyone interested call Jackie Hogan on (087) 6319890.

North Tipp Ploughing.

The annual North Tipperary ploughing Christmas party night will be held in The Yanks, Borrisokane on Saturday night Dec. 15th.  Booking is essential to Laura at (085) 2753560.

Ecumenical Carol Service

An Ecumenical Carol Service will be held in St Ruadhans Church of Ireland on Thursday 13th Dec at 8.00 pm. All are welcome.

Rathcabbin NS Christmas Variety Show.

The children of Rathcabbin National School will perform their Christmas Concert on Thursday 13th December at 12 noon and a second showing at 7pm in the village hall in Rathcabbin.  We would love to see you all there to support the children after all their hard work and dedication in preparing for this festive family event! There will be lots of raffle tickets on sale and lots of great spot prizes to be won at both showings that day, all in support of Rathcabbin National School.  Please contact Clare on 087 1364936 to book your seat for the 12 noon show as the 7pm show is now fully booked.  Please note there is also a hamper up for grabs in Kellys Shop with proceeds going to the school and tickets are available instore...All are very welcome and we look forward to seeing you there. A fun day and night guaranteed!!

Local Link New Bus Service

Serving Lorrha to Birr on Fridays. This new service will also cover the following areas to Birr every Friday, Lorrha, Moatfield, Redwood, Rathcabbin, Killeen(Riverstown), Birr.

First pick up in Lorrha at 10am & drop off 11am. Departing Birr at 2pm (times are approximate). This is a demand responsive & door to door service which means passengers wishing to travel can register with us & book their trip. Please contact us on 076-106-6140 to register or to receive more information about this service or existing services in your area.

Easter 2019 Pilgrimage.

St. Pio Easter Pilgrimage to San Giovanni Rotondo and Benevento from April 22nd for 4 nights €649 per person sharing and included Airport transfers with guide assistance. One night in Benevento, 3 nights in San Giovanni Rotondo full board. For bookings or enquiries call group leader Michael O’Connor on (087) 2677656.

De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the new 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. Many thanks for your continued support.

Charity Golf Outing.

Rags golfing society are organizing a charity golf outing on Saturday December 29th in Portumna Golf club. Tee off at 10.00am and all are welcome so come along and support a worthy cause. For further details contact Donie Brady on (087) 2225516.

Tipp GAA

The fixture details have been finalized for Tipperary's up-coming Co-Op Superstores Munster Senior Hurling League campaign - All-Ireland champions Limerick will host Liam Sheedy's men on Friday, December 14th at the Gaelic Grounds (throw-in 7.30pm).

Tipperary have not participated in the Munster Senior Hurling League competition since 2015 and the format this season is as follows: two groups of three with each group winner progressing to the final. Tipperary will feature in one group alongside Limerick and Kerry while Cork, Clare and Waterford will contest their respective group.

Kerry will host Limerick at Austin Stack Park in Tralee on Thursday, December 20th at 7.30pm while Liam Sheedy and the Tipperary hurlers will face the Kingdom at MacDonagh Park in Nenagh on Saturday, January 5th (throw-in 2pm).

The Munster Senior Hurling League final is scheduled to take place on January 13th - time and venue to be confirmed in due course.

Commenting at the launch of the competition, which took place at the Co-Op Superstores in Raheen (Limerick) which is the flagship store in Dairygold’s retail network, on Wednesday, December 5th Munster Council chairman Jerry O’Sullivan said: “I am delighted that all six counties will participate in the 2019 Co-Op Superstores Munster Hurling League. The Munster Council is pleased to facilitate this competition for our counties as it provides participating teams with a great opportunity to prepare for the very competitive Allianz League. I am delighted to welcome Co-Op Superstores as the competition sponsor once again. I thank them for their continued support and look forward to working with them in the months ahead”.

Co-Op Superstores is the retail division of Dairygold Co-Operative - Jim Woulfe, Dairygold CEO stated: “We are very pleased to join forces once again with Munster GAA in what is an extraordinary and unprecedented era for Hurling. As an organisation deeply embedded in Munster, Dairygold through our network of retail stores and our online store coopsuperstores.ie is connected with the GAA across all communities. We are looking forward to being part of another exciting League which gets the 2019 hurling season underway in Munster”.

The launch was attended by Cork manager John Meyler, Limerick manager John Kiely, Tipperary manager Liam Sheedy, Clare manager Gerry O’Connor, Waterford manager Paraic Fanning and Kerry manager Fintan O’Connor. They were joined by Cork player Seamus Harnedy, Limerick player Sean Finn, Tipperary player Seamus Callanan, Clare player Conor Cleary, Waterford player Stephen Bennett and Kerry player Jordan Conway.

With a network of stores across Munster and online at coopsuperstores.ie this sponsorship is an ideal fit for the retail arm of Dairygold as it too is at the heart of local communities across the province. Co-Op Superstores has something for everyone in the community. From Stoves and Coal to Lawnmowers and Electrical Appliances, they have become a destination for all things Farm, Home and Garden. Customers can now opt for nationwide delivery direct to their home, farm or business by shopping their online store at www.coopsuperstores.ie.

TIPPERARY TRAINING PANEL

Liam Sheedy (Portroe) and his management team, which features Tommy Dunne (Toomevara) and Darragh Egan (Kiladangan), recently named the following pre-season Tipperary senior hurling training panel: Cathal Barrett (Holycross-Ballycahill), James Barry (Upperchurch-Drombane), Michael Breen (Ballina), Ger Browne (Knockavilla-Donaskeigh Kickhams), Robert Byrne (Portroe), Paddy Cadell (JK Bracken's), Jerome Cahill (Kilruane MacDonagh's), Séamus Callanan (Drom & Inch), Willie Connors (Kiladangan), Cian Darcy (Kilruane MacDonagh's), Colin English (Fr Sheehy's), Alan Flynn (Kiladangan), Jason Forde (Silvermines), Tom Fox (Éire Óg Annacarty-Donohill), Conor Hammersley (Clonoulty-Rossmore), Barry Heffernan (Nenagh Éire Óg), Barry Hogan (Kiladangan), Brian Hogan (Lorrha-Dorrha), Mark Kehoe (Kilsheelan-Kilcash), Séamus Kennedy (St Mary’s Clonmel), Brendan Maher (Borris-Ileigh), Donagh Maher (Burgess), Pádraic Maher (Thurles Sarsfields), Patrick Maher (Lorrha-Dorrha), Ronan Maher (Thurles Sarsfields), Mark McCarthy (Toomevara), Dan McCormack (Borris-Ileigh), Brian McGrath (Loughmore-Castleiney), John McGrath (Loughmore-Castleiney), Noel McGrath (Loughmore-Castleiney), Jamie Moloney (Drom & Inch), Jake Morris (Nenagh Éire Óg), Sean O’Brien (Newport), Joe O'Dwyer (Killenaule), John O'Dwyer (Killenaule), Killian O'Dwyer (Killenaule), Niall O’Meara (Kilruane MacDonagh's), Dillon Quirke (Clonoulty-Rossmore), Jason Ryan (Toomevara) & David Sweeney (Kiladangan).


Lorrha Notes

Annual Christmas Market & Auction.

Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns Annual Christmas Market and Auction will take place this coming Sunday 2nd December from 1.00pm. Auction at 2.30pm and Santa arriving for his usual walk about at 3.00pm. Loads of stalls inside with all kinds of everything and auction of fuel, fodder, meal etc. outside. Something for everyone on the day. For information please call (086) 8493595, (086) 8647166 or (090) 9747196. This is the group’s tenth year to run such an event and as it is the only main fundraiser in the year, the group depend on your generosity to survive. Please support.

Church News.

Please Note that all details of Mass times, dates and contact numbers are detailed on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie under local info and Churches.  

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to the Dolan Family Rathcabbin on the death of Willie which occurred last week. May he rest in peace.

Grants Available.

Deep Retrofit grants are available for houses built before 2007. Names and details are now been compiled for the 2019 round of works in the parish. Anyone interested call Jackie Hogan on (087) 6319890.

North Tipperary Ploughing AGM.

North Tipperary Ploughing A.G.M. will take place on this Wednesday night 28th November in the Yanks, Borrisokane at 8.30pm.  All members are requested to attend new members are welcome.

Golfing AGM

R.A.G.S. golfing AGM will take place on Thursday night 29th November at 8.30pm in the Friar’s Tavern. All welcome.

Free Workshop.

Tipperary PPN in Collaboration with North Tipperary Leader partnership are delighted to offer members from the North of the County this free workshop ‘Making successful funding applications’ on Thursday 29th November in Templemore McAuley Centre from 7.00 to 9.30pm. Refreshments will be served on arrival at 6.45pm. Registration essential. To book a place on this workshop please contact Suzanne Maher SICAP Development Officer, North Tipperary Leader Partnership on (067) 56676 or email SMaher@ntlp.ie.

Easter 2019 Pilgrimage.

St. Pio Easter Pilgrimage to San Giovanni Rotondo and Benevento from April 22nd for 4 nights €649 per person sharing and included Airport transfers with guide assistance. One night in Benevento, 3 nights in San Giovanni Rotondo full board. For bookings or enquiries call group leader Michael O’Connor on (087) 2677656.

Concert for Richie.

‘’Songs of Home and Family,’’ (originally scheduled for November 25th) will instead be presented in Rathcabbin Church on Sunday, December 2nd. Richard was well known for his musical talent and his wonderful singing voice and keyboard accompaniment which he generously shared with many people during his life, in parishes of North Tipperary and across the whole diocese of Killaloe and further afield.

Redwood NS Christmas Variety Show
The ever popular annual Christmas variety show performed by the children of Redwood NS will take place on Tuesday, 11th  December at 7pm in Redwood Church. The show will incorporate music, song, hip hop dancing choreographed by Dance It Out Ireland and of course ' The Nativity'  Admission is free, Raffle and refreshments in the school afterwards with hampers and great spot prizes to be won. A great night's entertainment promised! Arrive early to guarantee your seat!!!

Local Link New Bus Service

Serving Lorrha to Birr on Fridays. This new service will also cover the following areas to Birr every Friday, Lorrha, Moatfield, Redwood, Rathcabbin, Killeen(Riverstown), Birr.

First pick up in Lorrha at 10am & drop off 11am. Departing Birr at 2pm (times are approximate). This is a demand responsive & door to door service which means passengers wishing to travel can register with us & book their trip. Please contact us on 076-106-6140 to register or to receive more information about this service or existing services in your area.

Short Film

A short film running for approx. 95 minutes on the Cormac Brothers will be shown in the Friar’s Tavern Lorrha on Saturday 1st December at 8.30pm. Tickets €8.00


De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the new 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. Many thanks for your continued support.

North Tipp Hospice Fundraiser.

Fundraising night for North Tipp Hospice on the 1st December in Tess Burkes Borrisokane Please support this worthy cause. Visit  facebook page with updates posted regularly   https://www.facebook.com/tessburkeshairfundRAZOR/
For further enquiries or anyone that would like to get involved please contact these girls as soon as possible,  Aideen Hogan on (087) 7845629 or Tara Donoghue on (086) 8937571.

Renovations.

Portumna Credit Union offices will be closed for renovations from Tuesday 4th December to Thursday 6th December.  Grand opening on Friday 7th December with business as usual.  Apologies for the inconvenience caused.

Farming Seminar.

Ifac, the farming, food and agribusiness professional services firm is hosting a farming seminar in conjunction with The Irish Farmers Association and The Farmers Journal in The Horse and Jockey Hotel, Thurles on Tuesday 4th December, at 8pm
The theme of the seminar is ‘2019 and Beyond’ and will be chaired by ifac National Chairman Sean Clarke.
Speakers from ifac will discuss essential tax tips for 2019 and PAYE Modernisation. They will also cover financial planning which will look at building your nest egg and protecting your financial future. The IFA will give a comprehensive update on CAP reform, farm schemes, preventing rural crime and association structure while the Farmers Journal will give their predictions on farming in the future, challenges and opportunities.

Speaking about the event, Billy Holland, Partner at the Ifac Tipperary Office said, “At ifac, we have been providing financial advice to farming families for over 40 years.  We know exactly how difficult 2018 has been for them because we are working with farmers every day, providing sound advice and guiding financial decision making. The purpose of this seminar is to look at issues facing farmers throughout 2019 and offer solutions or help where possible. The topics discussed will be diverse and relevant and we’re looking forward to the evening.”

This is a free event open to the public and no registration is necessary.
Ifac is a professional services firm to the Irish farming, food and agribusiness sectors. They provide tax, audit, accounting and strategy advice to farming families and business from their 28 branches nationwide.

GAA News

Cumann na mBunscol: Commiserations to Rathcabbin NS who were defeated by Dualla NS in the County Cumann na mBunscoil Football final at Semple Stadium last Wednesday. What a great experience for the players to play in the Field of Legends.

Senior AGM: The Annual General Meeting has been fixed for Tuesday 18th December in the GAA Centre at 7.45pm. Anyone with any outstanding financial issues should contact treasurer Graham Houlihan and assistant Declan O'Meara asap before the books are compiled. Any nominations or motions can be forwarded to secretary Michael Kennedy.

Juvenile AGM: has been rescheduled to Thursday 6th December at 7.30pm in the GAA Centre. Anyone interested in getting involved with helping juvenile teams in 2019 are asked to contact Tommy Kennedy 0879191689.

Christmas Party: The Club will be hosting a Christmas Party fundraiser in the GAA Centre on Thursday 27th December, with music by Tradstone and DJ Sean O'Meara. Tickets €20, with part of the funds going to Seamus Hennessy's Running for Josie project supporting Pieta House and Tipperary Living Links. A great night is promised and the ideal event for those home for the Christmas period.

Auction: Our annual Auction has been fixed for Sunday 27th January 2019.

Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw: Next draw in December. Thanks to all our subscribers and we ask all promoters to bring their accounts up to date in advance of the AGM.

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

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday to the music of Glen Flynn. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.


Lorrha Notes

Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns Annual Christmas Market and Auction will take place on Sunday 2nd December from 1.00pm. Auction at 2.30pm and Santa arriving for his usual walk about at 3.00pm. Loads of stalls inside with auction of fuel, fodder, meal etc. outside. Something for everyone on the day. For information please call (086) 8493595, (086) 8647166 or (090) 9747196 Anyone willing to help out on the day please call above numbers. This is the group’s tenth year to run such an event and as it is the only main fundraiser in the year, the group depend on your generosity to survive. Support and help for the event is always appreciated and welcomed.

Lorrha Variety Group present a brand new play 'Come Date With Me' which has been written by local woman Anne Marie Hough and is produced by Phil Quigley. The group go on stage in Lorrha Community Hall on 23, 24 and 25 November. Doors open at 8.00 pm. Play starts at 8.30 pm sharp.

Annual Christmas Market & Auction.

Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns Annual Christmas Market and Auction will take place on Sunday 2nd December from 1.00pm. Auction at 2.30pm and Santa arriving for his usual walk about at 3.00pm. Loads of stalls inside with auction of fuel, fodder, meal etc. outside. Something for everyone on the day. For information please call (086) 8493595, (086) 8647166 or (090) 9747196 Anyone willing to help out on the day please call above numbers. This is the group’s tenth year to run such an event and as it is the only main fundraiser in the year, the group depend on your generosity to survive. Support and help for the event is always appreciated and welcomed.

Church News.

Please Note that all details of Mass times, dates and contact numbers are detailed on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie under local info and Churches. Vigil Mass in Lorrha Church on Saturday 24th November at 6.30p.m.
Blessing of graves at Bonaham Cemetery takes place on Sunday, 25th November after 11.30a.m. Mass.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Agnes Slevin and family Lorrha on the unexpected death of her brother Paddy McDonald, Lusmagh on November 9th. After funeral Mass in St. Cronan’s Church Lusmagh on Thursday November 15th burial took place in Kilmachunna Cemetery, Lusmagh. May he rest in peace.
Sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Brian Grogan, Castleknock, Dublin and late of Lorrha who died on November 14th.  After funeral Mass in Our Lady Mother of the Church Castleknock on Nov. 16th burial took place in Dardistown Cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Golfing AGM

R.A.G.S. golfing AGM will take place on Thursday night 29th November at 8.30pm in the Friar’s Tavern. All welcome.

The Future of Rathcabbin Hall.

A public meeting will take place on Wednesday night November 21st in Rathcabbin Hall at 8.00pm. to discuss the future of the Hall. As with all rural areas, the use of the hall is in decline with less groups and organizations using it.
So in order to discuss its future, please come to the meeting on November 21st  to decide if this valuable asset should be rejuvenated or allowed to close.

North Tipperary Ploughing AGM.

North Tipperary Ploughing A.G.M. will take place on Wednesday 28th November in the Yanks, Borrisokane at 8.30pm.  All members are requested to attend new members are welcome.

Afternoon Tea.

Redwood Castle is open to the public every Sunday from 2.00 to 5.00pm for afternoon tea. Booking is essential to Annette on (089) 4801888. They are also holding a Craft Fair on December 8th and 9th which is well booked up. For enquiries call the number above.

CHANGE OF DATE FOR TRIBUTE CONCERT TO RICHARD BOURKE

‘’Songs of Home and Family,’’ (originally scheduled for November 25th) will instead be presented in Rathcabbin church on Sunday, December 2nd. Richard was well known for his musical talent and his wonderful singing voice and keyboard accompaniment which he generously shared with many people during his life, in parishes of North Tipperary and across the whole diocese of Killaloe and further afield.

Redwood N.S.

We would like to thank all those who came to our Open Evening. It was a very enjoyable evening and well done to all the children for their participation. If anyone would like to arrange a viewing of the school or meet with the teachers with a view to enrolling their child in September 2019, please contact the school by email -  redwoodns@live.ie or call 090 9747186. Enrolment forms are also available from the school website www.redwoodns.ie

De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the new 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. Many thanks for your continued support.

North Tipp Hospice Fundraiser.

Fundraising night for North Tipp Hospice on the 1st December in Tess Burkes Borrisokane Please support this worthy cause. Visit  facebook page with updates posted regularly   https://www.facebook.com/tessburkeshairfundRAZOR/
For further enquiries or anyone that would like to get involved please contact these girls as soon as possible,  Aideen Hogan on (087) 7845629 or Tara Donoghue on (086) 8937571.

Portumna Lawn Tennis:

The annual Table Quiz that was scheduled for Friday 30th November has been deferred. The committee will  inform everyone of the new date for the Table Quiz in early 2019. Apologies to all for the inconvenience caused. Checkout Facebook for all the updates. Club Morning Tennis every Sunday 10am-1pm. New members always welcome.

GAA News

Senior AGM: The Annual General Meeting has been fixed for Tuesday 18th December in the GAA Centre at 7.45pm. Anyone with any outstanding financial issues should contact treasurer Graham Houlihan and assistant Declan O'Meara asap before the books are compiled.

Juvenile AGM: has been rescheduled to Thursday 6thDecember at 7.30pm in the GAA Centre. Anyone interested in getting involved with helping juvenile teams in 2019 are asked to contact Tommy Kennedy 0879191689.

Christmas Party: The Club will be hosting a Christmas Party fundraiser in the GAA Centre on Thursday 27th December, with music by Tradstone and DJ Sean O'Meara. Tickets €20, with part of the funds going to Seamus Hennessy's Running for Josie project supporting Pieta House and Tipperary Living Links. A great night is promised and the ideal event for those home for the Christmas period.

Auction: Our annual Auction has been fixed for Sunday 27th January 2019.

Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw: Next draw is in December. Thanks to all our subscribers and we ask all promoters to bring their accounts up to date in advance of the AGM.

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

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday to the music of Peter Burke. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

Sympathy: Lorrha GAA Club would like to sympathise with the Kinsella family on the death of Kevin Kinsella, Limerick who passed away recently. May he rest in peace.


Lorrha Notes

 

Lorrha Rovers Gaels won the North Tipperary U15 B hurling plate recently and last week end members of the team brought the trophy to St. Kieran’s Care Home in Rathcabbin to show to the residents.  Pictured here holding the trophy is resident Seamus O’Meara who had two sone Patrick and John on the winning team. Back row from left: Caroline O Meara, Patrick O’Meara Kevin Cahalan, Lochlann McGrath, Donacha O’ Meara, Brandon Kennedy,  William O’Sullivan (Proprietor St. Kieran’s).  Front: John O’Meara,  Seamus and Deidre O’Meara, Tommy Cahalan.

This year, Lorrha Variety Group present a brand new play 'Come Date With Me'. Business partners, Monika and Astrid, run an Internet dating agency.  Their dating evenings have a great reputation and usually proceed without a hitch. However, spiked punch, phobias, power cuts and misunderstandings conspire to cause chaos. The play, written by Anne Marie Hough and directed by Phil Quigly, is guaranteed to make you laugh until your sides hurt.
Lorrha Community Hall on 23, 24 and 25 November is the place to be.  Doors open at 8.00 pm. Play starts at 8.30 pm sharp.

The cast of Lorrha variety Group  who perform a brand new three act comedy ‘Come Dine With Me’. Front from left:  Alan Quirke (Malachy), Carmel Slevin (Minnie), Anne Marie Hough (Astrid), Rachel Glynn (Rosemary), Barbara Tierney (Beverly).
Back:  Suzanne Corcoran (Noelle), Mark Mannion (Marcus), Teresa Dunne Walker (Monika), James Heenan (Darrel), Michelle Needham (Mrs. Gibbons), Mark Houlihan (James).   Pic: Rose Mannion.

 

Annual Christmas Market & Auction.

Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns Annual Christmas Market and Auction will take place on Sunday 2nd December from 1.00pm. Auction at 2.30pm and Santa arriving for his usual walk about at 3.00pm. There are some places available for tables to sell your produce like, home baking, Christmas decorations, toys etc. If interested please call (090) 9747196 or (086) 8647166 but hurry, tables are selling fast. We are still accepting items for the Auction, so anyone wishing to donate items please call (086) 8493595 and anyone willing to help out on the day please call above numbers. This is the group’s tenth year to run such an event and as it is the only main fundraiser in the year, the group depend on your generosity to survive. Support and help for the event is always appreciated and welcomed.

Church News.

Please Note that all details of Mass times, dates and contact numbers are detailed on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie under local info and Churches. Vigil Mass in Lorrha Church on Saturday 10th November at 6.30p.m.

During the month of November people are invited to place their petitions for their departed relatives in boxes provided in the churches.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Eamon Kinsella and extended family on the recent death of his brother Kevin who resided in Limerick. May he rest in peace.

St. Pio Mass.

St. Padre Pio Mass will be celebrated in St Brendan’s Church Birr on Thursday 15th November commencing with Rosary at 7pm and Mass at 7.30 pm.  All welcome

The Future of Rathcabbin Hall.

A public meeting will take place on Wednesday night November 21st in Rathcabbin Hall at 8.00pm. to discuss the future of the Hall. As with all rural areas, the use of the hall is in decline with less groups and organizations using it.
So in order to discuss its future, please come to the meeting on November 21st  to decide if this valuable asset should be rejuvenated or allowed to close.

Birthday Greetings.

Congratulations and many good wishes is extended to Jacinta Power Rathcabbin who celebrated her 70th birthday recently. Well done Jacinta.

North Tipperary Ploughing AGM.

North Tipperary Ploughing A.G.M. will take place on Wednesday 28th November in the Yanks, Borrisokane at 8.30pm.  All members are requested to attend new members are welcome.

Comedy in Lorrha.

Lorrha Variety Group present a brand new play 'Come Date With Me' which has been written by local woman Anne Marie Hough and is produced by Phil Quigley. The group go on stage in Lorrha Community Hall on 23, 24 and 25 November. Doors open at 8.00 pm. Play starts at 8.30 pm sharp.

Afternoon Tea.

Redwood Castle is open to the public every Sunday from 2.00 to 5.00pm for afternoon tea. Booking is essential to Annette on (089) 4801888. They are also holding a Craft Fair on December 8th and 9th which is well booked up. For enquiries call the number above.

Reminder.

Redwood NS Open evening Thursday 15th at 7.00pm. This is a great opportunity to visit the school, meet with the teachers, view the resources in the school and see the variety of activities carried out during the school year.  Enrolment forms are available from the school now or can be downloaded from our website www.redwoodns.ie. If any parents would like to arrange a private viewing of the school and to meet the teachers please contact the school on 090 9747186 to arrange an appointment.

De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the new 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. Many thanks for your continued support.

Tennis Club Table Quiz:

The annual Tennis Club Table Quiz takes place on Friday November 30th at 9pm in The Boathouse bar, Portumna. €40 per table. All support greatly welcome, as all funds raised will be going towards the upgrade of the club entrance. There will also be a raffle and lots of spot prizes on the night.

Fundraising Concert.

A fundraising concert will be held in St. Brendan’s Church, Birr on Thursday 6th December with Michael English. Proceeds from this fundraiser will be divided between five different charities, St. Brendan’s Church, Birr Responders, Billy Goulding, Birr Mental Health, Offaly & Westmeath Hospice. Tickets are priced at €25.00 each and are available from Ann Delahunt Smyth on (087) 9625218.

North Tipp Hospice Fundraiser.

During the month of November Borrisokane friends Aideen Hogan, Tara Donoghue, Laura McKenna, Pat Quinn,Mark Hobbs, Sean Ryan, Seosamh Cleary, Joe Forde, Sean Lynch, Pat Fox, Henry Torpey, Darragh McKenna and Paul Bailey have shaved their hair in an effort to raise much needed funds for the North Tipperary Hospice. They have set up a Go-Fund Me page on https://www.gofundme.com/tess-burkes-hair-fundrazor?teamInvite=TAHzZC2i0MFokbJuvTr0gGqF0N3pGDUajg8REQaMPDn7cSXK9RpNsuKyFtHhtsMB where they would appreciate any contributions, no matter how big or how small. Furthermore, they will hold a fundraiser night on the 1st December which will be held in Tess Burkes Borrisokane with a raffle and will be giving out generously sponsored spot prizes with music, food, and a whole lot of craic while supporting North Tipp Hospice. Do please come out on Dec. 1st and support this worthy cause with all money raised going to North Tipp Hospice.
The group have also set up a facebook page with updates posted regularly   https://www.facebook.com/tessburkeshairfundRAZOR/
For further enquiries or anyone that would like to get involved please contact these girls as soon as possible,  Aideen Hogan on (087) 7845629 or Tara Donoghue on (086) 8937571.

GAA News

Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw: The November draw took place last Thursday night but unfortunately the club had no winners this month. Next draw in December. Thanks to all our subscribers and we ask all promoters to bring their accounts up to date in advance of the AGM.

Cumann na mBunscol: Best of luck to Rathcabbin NS in their upcoming County Football final against Dualla NS in Littleton on Tuesday 13th November at 11.40am

Senior AGM: The Annual General Meeting has been fixed for Tuesday 18th December in the GAA Centre at 7.45pm.

Juvenile AGM: takes place on Tuesday 4th December at 7.30pm. Anyone interested in getting involved with helping juvenile teams in 2019 are asked to contact Tommy Kennedy 0879191689.

Christmas Party: The Club will be hosting a Christmas Party fundraiser in the GAA Centre on Thursday 27th December, with music by Tradstone and DJ Sean O'Meara. Tickets €20, with part of the funds going to Seamus Hennessy's Running for Josie project supporting Pieta House and Tipperary Living Links. A great night is promised and the ideal event for those home for the Christmas period.

Award and Achievement: Congratulations to Lorrha native Declan Molloy who celebrated on the double last weekend. Firstly, he was named on the Champions team for the Nicky Rackard/Lory Meagher Cups at the GAA All Stars on Friday, before on Saturday he helped Carrick Hurling Club become the first Leitrim club to win the Connacht Junior Club Hurling title.

Lotto: The jackpot is €7,650 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday to the music of Brian McDermott. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

 

Major difficulties for Young Farmers contained in the new Finance Bill 2018

 

13 November 2018

Ifac, the professional services firm for the Irish farming, food and Agri business sectors today Tuesday 13th  called on changes to be made to the draft Finance Bill 2018. The Bill, as currently drafted, contains provisions that would be devastating for young farmers if not addressed before the bill becomes law.

The issues are as follows:

Currently a lifetime ceiling of €70,000 applies to the amount of grant aid available to a young farmer under the regulations.  This means that the amount of tax relief must be aggregated across the relevant schemes, (1) Young Trained Farmers Stamp Duty (2) Stock Relief for Young Farmers and (3) Succession Farm Partnership.

 

The Finance Bill typically deals with these issues; however, Revenue have now issued two further guidance’s in relation to young farmer reliefs. This intervention from Revenue is very significant and significantly complicates the tax landscape for young farmers. Specifically, it makes clear the following:

 

  • The limits contained in the Finance Bill will apply to claims for relief made in relation to Stamp Duty from 1stJanuary 2019 and for the year of assessment 2019 and subsequent years of assessment for Stock Relief and Succession Partnership Relief.
  • Any claimants for relief after January 2019are advised that the three reliefs are now subject to the aggregation rules.  Under that regulation the cumulative relief applies with effect from 1st July 2014.  This means that anyone submitting a return from 1stJanuary next or tax teturns for 2019 year of assessment onwards must have regard to the amount of duty claimed since 1st July 2014 and the total amount should not exceed €70,000.

 

The impact of these changes on young farmers are as follows:

 

  1. Young Farmer stamp duty relief is now being treated as start-up aid and so the tax relief being made available to young farmers is significantly less than in previous years.

 

  1. Young Farmers seeking to buy land off a relative after 2020 or any non-relative from 1 January 2019 will now not be able to avail of tax relief for those transactions under the scheme.

 

  1. Most young farmers will have used up their full €70,000 relief allocation by 1 January 2019 as anyone submitting a tax return from that date must, for the first time, consider the amount of duty they have claimed since 1 July 2014 (and the total amount should not exceed €70,000).

 

Speaking today Sean O’Donnell at Partner in ifac’s Tipperary office said; “The current draft of the Finance Bill contains some very costly provisions for young farmers that should be addressed before the Bill becomes law. The clarification received from Revenue by the ifac tax team this week shows that the Young Farmer stamp duty relief scheme is now clearly being treated as a start-up aid. All the planning and associated costs of both legal and tax will now be heaped on young farmers which is unacceptable. If this goes ahead it will prevent the young trained farmer from availing of relief on the purchase of land and it could also prevent them from getting a second or subsequent transfer free of stamp duty. This will be very bad news for young farmers.

If the Bill is not amended to address these issues it will turn the Young Farmers stamp duty relief from being a relatively simple relief into a massively complicated one which will not be kind to the up and coming new generation of farmers. From dealing with thousands of hard-working young famers around the country ifac know what a burden this change would be for them in a year that has been very difficult for the sector. With Brexit and CAP reform looming young farmers need all the help they can get.”  


Lorrha Notes

At the recent conferring ceremony in Athlone IT are Paul Turley, Eyrecourt, Dr Sean Reidy, AIT & Cloughjordan and Tom Duffy, Rathcabbin. Paul & Tom graduated with Bachelor of Science in Environmental, Health and Safety Management.

 

 Tess Burkes Hair Fund “RAZOR”.

A group of Borrisokane friends decided recently that they would like to raise money for North Tipp Hospice during the month of November. Aideen Hogan, Tara Donoghue, Laura McKenna, Pat Quinn,Mark Hobbs, Sean Ryan, Seosamh Cleary, Joe Forde, Sean Lynch, Pat Fox, Henry Torpey, Darragh McKenna and Paul Bailey have shaved their hair in an effort to raise much needed funds for the North Tipperary branch which is based in Nenagh. North Tipperary Hospice is a voluntary organisation that helps so many by doing amazing work in our community and all those areas surrounding us. The group have set a goal to try and raise €1000. They have set up a Go-Fund Me page on https://www.gofundme.com/tess-burkes-hair-fundrazor?teamInvite=TAHzZC2i0MFokbJuvTr0gGqF0N3pGDUajg8REQaMPDn7cSXK9RpNsuKyFtHhtsMB in aid of this fundraiser and would appreciate any contributions, no matter how big or how small. Furthermore, they will hold a fundraiser night on the 1st December which will be held in Tess Burkes Borrisokane. On the night they will be holding a raffle and will be giving out generously sponsored spot prizes. They hope it will be a really enjoyable night and would love to see everybody there. Also on the night they will have music, food, and a whole lot of craic while supporting North Tipp Hospice. Do please come out on Dec. 1st and support this worthy cause with all money raised going to North Tipp Hospice.
The group have also set up a facebook page with updates posted regularly   https://www.facebook.com/tessburkeshairfundRAZOR/
For further enquiries or anyone that would like to get involved please contact these girls as soon as possible,  Aideen Hogan on (087) 7845629 or Tara Donoghue on (086) 8937571.

 Date for Your Diary

Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns Annual Christmas Market and Auction will take place as usual on the first Sunday in December which this year is December 2nd. Anyone wishing to book a table for the Market can call (090) 9747196 or (086) 8647166. Anyone with items for the Auction can call (086) 8493595 and anyone willing to help out on the day please let one of the committee know. This is the group’s tenth year to run such this event and it is the only main fundraiser in the year that the Tidy Towns committee have. Support and help for the event is always appreciated and welcomed.

New Arrival.

Congratulations and many good wishes are extended to Padraig and Pamela Madden Lorrha on the recent birth of their son. Callum Patrick arrived into the world on Tuesday October 30th much to the delight of his brothers Cormac and Diarmuid. Well done to all the family.

Church News.

Please Note that all details of Mass times, dates and contact numbers are detailed on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie under local info and Churches. Vigil Mass in Lorrha Church on Saturday 10th November at 6.30p.m.

During the month of November people are invited to place their petitions for their departed relatives in boxes provided in the churches.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Imelda Gormally and family, Roden, Rathcabbin on the unexpected death of her brother Kevin Gaynor, Dublin. After funeral Mass on Thursday November 1st. in the Church of St. Paul of the Cross, Mount Argus, burial took place in Newlands Cross Cemetery. May he rest in peace.

The Future of Rathcabbin Hall.

A public meeting will take place on Wednesday night November 21st in Rathcabbin Hall at 8.00pm. to discuss the future of the Hall. As with all rural areas, the use of the hall is in decline with less groups and organizations using it.
So in order to discuss its future, please come to the meeting on November 21st  to decide if this valuable asset should be rejuvenated or allowed to close.

Diary Date.

North Tipperary Ploughing A.G.M. will take place on Wednesday 28th November in the Yanks, Borrisokane. All outstanding money is to be returned immediately to the Treasurer Eddie Flynn.

Open Evening.

Redwood NS will hold an open evening on Thursday 15th November at 7pm.  This is a great opportunity to visit the school, meet with the teachers, view the resources in the school and see the variety of activities carried out during the school year.
Enrolment forms are available from the school now or can be downloaded from our website www.redwoodns.ie. If any parents would like to arrange a private viewing of the school and to meet the teachers please contact the school on 090 9747186 to arrange an appointment.

De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the new 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. Many thanks for your continued support.

Tennis Club Table Quiz:

The annual Tennis Club Table Quiz takes place on Friday November 30th at 9pm in The Boathouse bar, Portumna. €40 per table. All support greatly welcome, as all funds raised will be going towards the upgrade of the club entrance. There will also be a raffle and lots of spot prizes on the night.

Fundraising Concert.

A fundraising concert will be held in St. Brendan’s Church, Birr on Thursday 6th December with Michael English. Proceeds from this fundraiser will be divided between five different charities, St. Brendan’s Church, Birr Responders, Billy Goulding, Birr Mental Health, Offaly & Westmeath Hospice. Tickets are priced at €25.00 each and are available from Ann Delahunt Smyth on (087) 9625218.

Recent Death

It is with enormous sadness that the family of Professor Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin have announced his death after a prolonged illness.  Mícheál (b December 1950, Clonmel County Tipperary) was one of Ireland's best-known musicians, composers and academics, born in Clonmel County Tipperary.  Emeritus Professor of Music at the University of Limerick and founder/Director at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance which he created in 1994, Micheál Ó Súilleabháin also recorded a series of pioneering solo albums which re-positioned his chosen instrument, the piano, at the heart of Irish traditional music – while also revealing the intersections where classical and traditional music could co-exist.. His richly evocative collaborations with Mel Mercier, who succeeded him as CHAIR at UL, were a celebration of Ó Suilleabháin’s flinty sense of humour and love of musical exploration.

Ó Súilleabháin left a rich legacy through his own music, as well as the Academy he founded which attracted students from over 50 countries who enrolled on undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Music Therapy, Contemporary Dance Performance, Irish Traditional Dance Performance, Community Music, Festive Arts, Irish Traditional Music Performance, Classical String Performance, Ethnomusicology and others.He was hugely instrumental in the relocation of the Irish Chamber Orchestra from Dublin to its current home at the University of Limerick.   Awards included Honorary Doctorates of Music from University College Cork, (2005)  and The Royal conservatoire of Scotland (2017), Ollamh na hÉigse (Inaugural award by Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann in 2006); Honorary Alumnus Award (Boston College) and the O’Donnell Chair of Irish Studies from the University of Notre Dame (2012). He studied at University College Cork (B.Mus.1972, MA 1973) with the composers Aloys Fleischmann and Seán Ó Riada, and in Queens University Belfast (PhD 1987) with the ethnomusicologists John Blacking and John Baily.

He  produced a series of CD recordings in America, the UK, and Ireland on the traditional music of the Shetland Islands, Donegal, Cape Breton Island and on Irish traditional musicians in the USA and in England.

He is survived by his wife Professor Helen Phelan and their son Luke; sons Eoin (Andrea) and Mícheál (Moley), and their mother Dr Nóirín Ní Riain, and by his brother John.(Patricia).

Ar Dheis Dé go Raibh Sé

Lorrha GAA

 

Under 21 Hurling: Hard luck to the Under 21's who gave up the North title last Sunday following a 2-15 to 0-10 defeat to Borris-Ileigh in the quarter final in Nenagh. With numbers depleted through injury, the team were in the game for long spells but only a late burst from Borris put a harsh look on the final margin.

Thanks to the players and mentors for their efforts as our playing season at all grades has come to an end.

Juvenile Coaches: Anyone interested in getting involved with helping juvenile teams in 2019 are asked to contact Tommy Kennedy 0879191689.

Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw: Thanks to all our subscribers and all promoters are asked to bring their accounts up to date ahead of the AGM.

Cumann na mBunscol: Congratulations to Rathcabbin NS who have progressed to the County Football final after defeating Burncourt NS in the semi-final last Tuesday. Best of luck in the final.

Senior AGM: The Annual General Meeting has been fixed for Tuesday 18th December in the GAA Centre at 7.45pm.

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

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday to the music of Catriona O'Sullivan. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

 

                                 New Title - “Tracing your Tipperary Ancestors” now available

By Noreen Higgins-McHugh

 

The title is a comprehensive guide to all of the records available for tracing families in County Tipperary and is filled with information on what the records contain, and how and where they can be accessed. This includes guidance on researching in Irish archives and on the many on-line sources now available.  It is well illustrated with maps and with examples of the types of records to be found; and with other relevant background material.  It also provides an understanding of the social history of Tipperary and how this history has affected the keeping and survival of records. There is also a comprehensive index.   This is the latest in a series of county guides published by Flyleaf Press.  These include guides for Dublin, Kildare, Limerick, Sligo, Galway, Cork, Clare, Westmeath, Kerry, Limerick, Roscommon, Mayo, Donegal and Leitrim.

Tracing your Tipperary  Ancestors (ISBN: 978-1-907990-32-8)

by Noreen Higgins-McHugh

Retail:  €14.00     160 pages; 227 x 145 mm; paperback; indexed; b/w illustrations.

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Lorrha Notes

One year after running a successful fundraising fashion show, St Ruadhans Church Lorrha are glad to report phase 1 of their restoration project is nearing completion. This phase included removing, restoring and replacing all the steel windows.This work was professionally carried out by "APL Stained Glass" Crumlin,Dublin under the guidance of our conservation architect M/s Gerry Mc Manus and in conjunction with the "Built Heritage Investment Scheme". It is lovely to see all our windows fully glazed and draught proof again. Also disabled access to the Church is greatly improved with the laying of a new tarmacadam path from the road. This path was laid by local tarmacadam company Nay-Tar.

Date for Your Diary

Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns Annual Christmas Market and Auction will take place as usual on the first Sunday in December which this year is December 2nd. Anyone willing to help out on the day please let one of the committee know. This is the group’s tenth year to run such a event and it is the only main fundraiser in the year that the Tidy Towns committee have. Support and help for the event is always appreciated and welcomed. More details later.

Church News.

Please Note that all details of Mass times, dates and contact numbers are detailed on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie under local info and Churches. Vigil Mass in Redwood Church on Saturday 3rd November at 6.30p.m.

Feast of all SaintsThursday 1st November, Mass in Lorrha at 10:00am and Borrisokane at 7:30pm.
Feast of all Souls
Friday 2nd November, Mass in Borrisokane at 10:00am and in Rathcabbin at 7:30pm.
During the month of November people are invited to place their petitions for their departed relatives in boxes provided in the churches.

Birthday Greetings.

Congratulations is extended to Kathleen Kennedy, Rathcabbin on the occasion of her 96th birthday. Kathleen will celebrate her birthday this Wednesday 31st October with her family. Many happy returns Kathleen.

Long Tail

The Annual longest tail pheasant competition will be held on Saturday November 3rd and the results will be announced in Kelly’s Rathcabbin later that evening with the prizegiving ceremony. All welcome.

Diary Date.

North Tipperary Ploughing A.G.M. will take place on Wednesday 28th November in the yanks, Borrisokane. All outstanding money is to be returned immediately to the Treasurer Eddie Flynn.

De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the new 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. Many thanks for your continued support.

Date for your Diary.

A fundraising concert will be held in St. Brendan’s Church, Birr on Thursday 6th December with Michael English. Proceeds from this fundraiser will be divided between five different charities, St. Brendan’s Church, Birr Responders, Billy Goulding, Birr Mental Health, Offaly & Westmeath Hospice. Tickets are priced at €25.00 each and are available from Ann Delahunt Smyth on (087) 9625218.


Lorrha Notes

At a coffee morning for Rathcabbin Cardiac Responders on Sunday last, Patrick O Brien presents a pumpkin from his garden as a raffle prize to Marilyn Hogan with  Marian Tooher, Rathcabbin Responders (centre).

Rathcabbin Players.

Rathcabbin players will hold a complete group meeting in Rathcabbin Hall this Wednesday night the 24th at 8.30pm.to discuss participation, dates d other topics for the groups forthcoming play. On Tuesday night October 30th, producer Marian Frawley will be in attendance in Rathcabbin Hall at 8.30pm do decide on a production and to do readings. The committee look forward to seeing all members in attendance on both nights.

Date for Your Diary

Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns Annual Christmas market and Auction will take place as usual on the first Sunday in December which this year is December 2nd. Anyone willing to help out on the day please let one of the committee know. More details later.

Church News.

Please Note that all details of Mass times, dates and contact numbers are detailed on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie under local info and Churches. Vigil Mass in  Lorrha Church on Saturday, 27th  October at 6.30p.m.

NOTE:  During month of October we will pray the  Rosary before Masses in the parish. (Vigil and Sunday).
For Your Diary: Feast of all Saints Masses: Wednesday 31st Oct.Vigil Mass in Kilbarron at 8:00pm
Feast of all Saints
Thursday 1st November, Mass in Lorrha at 10:00am and Borrisokane at 7:30pm.
Feast of all Souls
Friday 2nd November, Mass in Borrisokane at 10:00am and in Rathcabbin at 7:30pm.
During the month of November people are invited to  place their petitions for their departed relatives in boxes provided in the churches.

Please Take Note: 

The ideal time to book Anniversary/ Month’s Mind Masses/ Baptisms etc is after the weekend Masses in the relevant churches. Outside that time contact the parish office or either priests whose numbers appear on the newsletter or on the Lorrha parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie

Invitation:

You are warmly invited to “Conversation Evenings” in the Killaloe diocese at venues and dates below.

An evening to explore where we are at this juncture as Church.  How are we at this present time, post-referendum, post-diocesan changes, post-papal visit, post-World Meeting of Families.  Where are we regarding faith, belief, prayer, spirituality.  How do we feel at this point in time?  What direction are we going?  Where can we find God in all that’s happening?  -After an opening prayer  and a brief introduction there will be an opportunity for discussion, opinion, sharing and conversation.  All are welcome to attend. The gatherings are not intended to discuss Church Structures.

We have had many such gatherings already to do that.  It is more about how we are as a faith community in the light of the eventful year we have just had.  *Monday, October 22nd – Killaloe Hotel, – 8.00 pm – for East Clare/Limerick/some Tipperary,  *Wednesday, October 24th – Obama Plaza, Moneygall – 8.00 pm – for all South Offaly/some Tipperary

Small Groups Formation.

Bishop Fintan is interested in forming small groups across the Diocese that would be interested in exploring a spirituality of creation through talks, walks and other activities. For more information contact Fr. Ger FitzGerald at 085-2105450

or Peadar Kirby at the Cloughjordan Eco Village at peadar.kirby@gmail.com

https://www.killaloediocese.ie/setting-up-creation-spirituality-groups/

Birthday Greetings.

While we extend many congratulations to Kathleen Houlihan, Lorrha on the occasion of her  96th birthday last Friday 19th. October, we also offer sympathy to her on the death of her brother Peter Marmion which occurred in Trim, Co. Meath on Thursday last 18th Oct.  After funeral Mass in The Church of The Assumption, Kiltale on Saturday last, burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Redwood NS Open Evening.

Our Open Evening  will be held on  Thursday, 15th November at 7p.m.

This is a great opportunity to visit the school, meet with the teachers, view the resources in the school and see the variety of activities carried out during the school year.  Enrolment forms are available from the school now or can be downloaded from our website www.redwoodns.ie. If any parents would like to arrange a private viewing of the school and to meet the teachers please contact the school on 090 9747186 to arrange an appointment.

Commiserations.

Commiserations to the Lorrha camogie junior ‘B’ team who lost to Knockavilla in the re-play of the Junior ‘B’ final on Sunday last. Hard luck girls.

De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the new 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. Many thanks for your continued support.

Date for your Diary.

A fundraising concert will be held in St. Brendan’s Church, Birr on Thursday 6th December with Michael English. Proceeds from this fundraiser will be divided between five different charities, St. Brendan’s Church, Birr Responders, Billy Goulding, Birr Mental Health, Offaly & Westmeath Hospice. Tickets are priced at €25.00 each and are available from Ann Delahunt Smyth on (087) 9625218.

GAA

Under 21 Hurling: Lorrha will play Borris-Ileigh in the quarter final of the North 'B' Hurling Championship next Sunday 28th October in Nenagh at 2.00pm.

Juvenile Coaches: Anyone interested in getting involved with helping juvenile teams in 2019 are asked to contact Tommy Kennedy 0879191689.

Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw: Thanks to all our subscribers and all promoters are asked to bring their accounts up to date ahead of the AGM.

Camogie: Hard luck to the Junior 'B' Camogie team in the County final replay against Knockavilla last Sunday; a brave effort.

Cumann na mBunscol: Congratulations to Rathcabbin NS on their recent North Football final victory over Dunkerrin NS last week and have progressed to the County final after defeating Burncourt NS in the semi-final last Tuesday.

Senior AGM: The Annual General Meeting has been fixed for Tuesday 18th December in the GAA Centre at 7.45pm.

Lotto: The jackpot is €7,200 with a Match 3 pot of €140. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday to the music of Declan Aungier. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

Sympathy: Lorrha GAA Club would like to sympathise with the Dolan family, Lissernane, on the death of Bridie Cosgrove, Shinrone, who passed away recently. May she rest in peace.


Lorrha Notes

Late Thomas Houlihan.

The death occured on the 30th of September of Thomas Houlihan of 3 St Ruadhan’s Terrace Lorrha. Surrounded by his loving wife Kathleen, family, grandchildren and great grandchildren at Portumna Retirement Village. Tom who was the ripe old age of 90 began his working life for Scrub’s in Ballyquirke, then moved to work for Salmons of Carrigahorig. Tom and Kathleen moved to England in 1953 where he worked on the buildings. On the 12th of June 1954 he married his wife Kathleen in Basingstoke. After spending one year in England he returned to Ballyquirke and was employed by Flynn’s in Carrigahorig. He then proceeded on to work for the Shannon Banks, Shannon Navigation and until retirement worked for the OPW Board of Works . Tom had a great love for his Honda 50, a huge passion for the bog and taking care of his garden was always a must. Having a flutter on the horses was a fond past time for Tom. Tom was also well known for his love of dancing  and with Kathleen as his partner they collecting a total of 69 plaques with a number of All Ireland's in particular the half set and the full set. He lived his life to the full and would never leave you short of a smart remark.
Tom will be missed by his wife Kathleen, married for 64 years and together for a total of 68 years. Pre de-ceased by his son Christopher, he is also survived by his three sons Thomas, Bernard and Noel, daughters in law Ita, Mary, Catherine, Imelda. His 13 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, sisters in law, relatives, neighbours and friends to whom we offer our deepest sympathy’s. After funeral Mass on the 2nd of October in St. Ruadhan’s Church Lorrha, Tom was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.
Tom’s month’s mind Mass will be celebrated at 6.30pm Mass in St. Ruadhan's Church Lorrha on Saturday 27th of October.

Responder Fundraiser.

A Church gate collection will be held on the week-end of 20th / 21st October in aid of Rathcabbin first responders group. There will also be a coffee morning after 11.30am Mass in Rathcabbin  on the 21st in Kellys. Please support.

Church News.

Please Note that all details of Mass times, dates and contact numbers are detailed on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie under local info and Churches. Vigil Mass in Redwood Church on Saturday, 20th October at 6.30p.m.

NOTE:  During month of October we will pray the  Rosary before Masses in the parish. (Vigil and Sunday).

St. Pio Mass.

St. Padre Pio Mass will be celebrated in St Brendan’s Church Birr on Thursday 18th October, commencing with Rosary at 7pm and Mass at 7.30 pm.  All welcome.

Sympathy:

Sympathy is extended to Joe Dolan and family Lissernane on the death of his aunt Bridie Cosgrove, Shinrone, which occurred recently. Burial took place in Shinrone on Wednesday 10th. May she rest in peace.

Lorrha Camogie Girls Must Go Again.

Lorrha Junior camogie girls will have to re-play their Co final again after they drew with Knockavilla on Sunday last. The replay is fixed for next Sunday the 21st in the camogie pitch at 12 noon and we wish the girls the best of luck. We extend a speedy recovery to Megan O’Meara who sustained a broken knee cap during the game.  Please come out in numbers and support the girls.

Celine Cleary & Kate O'Meara

Clodagh McIntyre breaking through

Caoimhe Kennedy on a solo run

Come out and support the girls in the replay on Sunday 21 at 12 noon in the camogie pitch at The Ragg

De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the new 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. Many thanks for your continued support.

Date for your Diary.

A fundraising concert will be held in St. Brendan’s Church, Birr on Thursday 6th December with Michael English. Proceeds from this fundraiser will be divided between five different charities, St. Brendan’s Church, Birr Responders, Billy Goulding, Birr Mental Health, Offaly & Westmeath Hospice. Tickets are priced at €25.00 each and are available from Ann Delahunt Smyth on (087) 9625218.

Lorrha GAA

Under 21: Lorrha have been drawn against Borris-Ileigh in the quarter final of the North 'B' Hurling Championship and will be played on Sunday 28th October in Nenagh at 2.00pm

Under 15: Well done to the Lorrha Rovers Gaels who rounded off the competitive juvenile year in style by winning the North 'B' Hurling Plate in Borrisoleigh on Sunday. In the semi-final, they defeated Ballinahinch/Templederry 1-3 to 0-4 before beating Newport in the final, 4-4 to 0-2. Well done to the players and mentors.

Under 6 & 8: The under 6's & 8's were treated to an end of season day out to Tearaways Activity Centre recently; thanks to Colm & Carol Kennedy for entertaining the kids so well.

Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw: The club had no winner in the October draw which took place last Thursday. Thanks to all our subscribers and all promoters are asked to bring their accounts up to date ahead of the AGM.

Camogie: Best wishes to the Junior 'B' Camogie team in their County final replay against Knockavilla next Sunday at the Ragg at 12.00pm

Senior AGM: The Annual General Meeting has been fixed for Tuesday 18th December in the GAA Centre at 7.45pm.

Lotto: The jackpot is €7,200 with a Match 3 pot of €140. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday to the music of Declan Aungier. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.


Lorrha Notes

 

Harvest Thanksgiving.

Lorrha Church of Ireland's Harvest Thanksgiving Service will take place on Sunday next the 14th October @ 8.00 pm. This year, in conjunction with our service, we will be marking the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the "RMS Leinster" and we will be commemorating the life of Ms Ella de Burgh Dwyer, of Ballyquirke, Lorrha, who tragically lost her life in the sinking, and is buried in the adjoining graveyard. All are welcome.

Responder Fundraiser.

A Church gate collection will be held on the week-end of 20th / 21st October in aid of Rathcabbin first responders group. There will also be a coffee morning after 11.30am Mass in Rathcabbin  on the 21st in Kellys. Please support.

News from Lorrha School.

Well done to the pupils in Lorrha NS who competed in the school’s cross country athletics last week. Many Congratulations to Emma and Conor Kennedy who took home medals. Emma collect bronze while Conor took silver. Well done.
Many thanks to all who attended the School Mass recently. It was a lovely occasion and we extend thanks to celebrant Fr. Cooney.
We participated in the Primary school football blitz in Nenagh recently. Unfortunately, winning one game and losing one, saw us out of the competition but well done to the students who gave it their all for the school.

Church News.

Please Note that all details of Mass times, dates and contact numbers are detailed on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie under local info and Churches. Vigil Mass in Lorrha Church on Saturday, 13th October at 6.30p.m.

NOTE:  During month of October we will pray the  Rosary before Masses in the parish. (Vigil and Sunday).

St. Pio Mass.

St. Padre Pio Mass will be celebrated in St Brendan’s Church Birr on Thursday 18th October, commencing with Rosary at 7pm and Mass at 7.30 pm.  All welcome

Lorrha Camogie Girls in Co. Final

Congratulations to the Lorrha Junior ‘B’ team who have reached the County Final after a 4.12 to 3.7 win over Brian Boru’s in the semi final last Sunday. They now go on to play Knockavilla in the final on Sunday coming the 14th at 12 noon in the county camogie pitch and we wish both players and management the best of luck. Shannon Rovers take on Toomevara in the Junior ‘A’ at 2.30 and they are wished the best of luck here.

Starting your own Business Course.

Starting your own Business course commencing in Birr on Wednesday, 7 November. Running over 6 consecutive Wednesday evenings until 12 December from 7 – 10 pm. Course fee only €70, or free to JSB or JSA payment recipients. For more information and to reserve a place, please contact Local Enterprise Office Offaly, on 057 9357480 or download an application form from their websitewww.localenterprise.ie/Offaly.

De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the new 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. Many thanks for your continued support.

Date for your Diary.

A fundraising concert will be held in St. Brendan’s Church, Birr on Thursday 6th December with Michael English. Proceeds from this fundraiser will be divided between five different charities, St. Brendan’s Church, Birr Responders, Billy Goulding, Birr Mental Health, Offaly & Westmeath Hospice. Tickets are priced at €25.00 each and are available from Ann Delahunt Smyth on (087) 9625218.

Lough Boors Training.

Lough Boora running, training, every Sunday morning at 9.15am sharp in Lough Boora Discovery Park. All walkers, joggers runners are welcome so do come and join us.