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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

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John Madden, senior Tipperary Hurling Selector was the special guest who launched the 2017 Lorrha Calendar. John is pictured here with his wife Niamh and local ladies, Kathleen McCormack, Teresa Dillon, Mary Coen.  If you would like to have a copy (pictured above) posted to you, email info@lorrhadorrha.ie or call (086) 8647166.

 

Christmas Market & Auction.

Many thanks to all who supported is so many ways the Lorrha Christmas Market and Auction held last Sunday. Special thanks to all who donated items for the auction and to those who purchased items and also bought tickets. The full list of prizewinners will be published next week. All money raised is used for the upkeep of the village. Thank you for supporting Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns.

Lorrha & Dorrha Parish Calendar.

Don’t forget to purchase your copy of the Lorrha & Dorrha parish calendar for yourself or for a loved one living away from home. You can purchase a copy in Pat Hough’s, Friars Tavern, Colette Hair Salon, Lorrha Shop, Mulrooney’s Ferry Service Station, Ferry Inn and in Brophy’s only in Rathcabbin. Buckley’s Super Valu in Birr. In Portumna: Salmons Newsagents, Boathouse, Lorraine Hair Salon, O’Meara’s Super Valu and Heenan’s in Borrisokane. We thank our advertisers and those who sell the calendar and ask you to support their business. If you would like to have a copy posted to you, email info@lorrhadorrha.ie or call (086) 8647166.

Christmas Party Final Reminder.

The annual North Tipperary ploughing christmas party night out will take place in Paddy’s Terryglass on Friday night December 10th at 8.00p.m. Anyone interested in attending is asked to contact Denis on (087) 7793719 on or before this Wednesday 7th.

Ecumenical Service.

The annual Ecumenical Carol service will be held on Thursday night December 15th at 8.00pm in St. Ruadhan’s C.O.I. Lorrha. Refreshments will be served in the church afterwards. All welcome.

Novice Ploughing:  

North Tipperary Ploughing is organizing a Novice Ploughing competition on Saturday 4th March 2017 for both male and female between the age of 16 and 35 years. Anyone interested is asked to contact Denis Cahalan on (087) 7793719, John Cahalan on (087) 7975878 or Eamon Dermody on (087) 2600738.

Tracing Relations.

Patrick Hogan is trying to trace his relations. His Great-great Grandfather was Michael Hogan (b. 1829- d. 1915) who was married to Mary Kilkeary and they had six children Patrick (his great grandfather), Peter, Bridget, John, Michael and Mary. He lived in Ashpark, Lorrha (Abbeyville area?)  He does have a lot of information gathered already which can all be viewed on the lorrha parish web site at www.lorrhadorrha.ie under Guestbook.  If you think you can help Patrick he can be contacted at:  Estrada de Seac Pai Van, One Oasis - Pena Tower 2, 30E, Coloane, Macau or his father in the US can be contacted at: James E Hogan, 612 Hood Blvd, Fairless Hills, PA 19030.

Church News

Thursday, 8th December, is the Feast of Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Holyday of Obligation. Mass in Lorrha at 10.00a.m and Rathcabbin at 7.30p.m. Mass in Lorrha Church on Wednesday, 7th December at 7.30p.m. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament  continues  every Thursday from 10am to 8pm in Rathcabbin  Church. We invite all parishioners to come and stay a while in the presence of Jesus.

Youth 2000 invites all young adults between the ages of 16 – 35 to a Catholic weekend retreat taking place from 16th – 18th December at Newbridge College, Co Kildare. This will be an exciting weekend attracting over 600 young people from all over the country. The weekend is being organized by young  people for young people.  Parental consent is essential for those under 18.  All meals are provided for  and accommodation is onsite. There will be free busses picking you up from various areas around the country. Booking is essential. For more information or to book your place, see www.youth2000.ie ,  youth 2000 Ireland Facebook page or Tel: 00353 (0) 1 6753690.

Pilgrimage.

Michael O’Connor will escort a tour to Benevento and San Giovanni from 18th April 2017. Many will remember Michael who attended a healing Mass in Clonfert last May with a Padre Pio relic.. Itinerary to include a visit the birth place of Saint Padre Pio and the church where he celebrated his first Mass. The cell where he lived and died, and his tomb. Direct flight from Dublin to Naples. For more information contact Michael on (087) 2677656.

Winter De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the winter 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 maths including bath toilet and shower math’s, soiled or wet clothing. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep two adults employed. Many thanks for your continued support.

Thank you from Redwood NS

We would like to say a huge thank you to all those who attended our Christmas Variety Show on Thursday evening last in Lorrha Hall. Congratulations to the children who did a magnificent job and worked so hard in preparing for the show. Many thanks to all who supported our Christmas raffle. Thank you to Donie and Yvonne O' Meara, Supervalu Portumna, for giving us the opportunity to fundraise in their shop. Thank you to all of our parents for organising and running the raffle and for providing all the prizes and refreshments on the night. The winners were 1st Hamper Frances Bugler, 2nd Hamper Ruth Needham, 3rd Hamper Susan Delahunt, 10 bags of turf Dennis Duffy. There were lots of spot prize winners on the night as well. A huge thank you also to Jared Madden for producing and directing our show 'Night at the Museum' and to Stephanie Power for choreographing our Irish dancing display. Thank you also to the Lorrha Hall committee for being so accommodating. Wishing everybody a very happy Christmas from all in Redwood NS.

Fundraising Concert.

Shannon Rovers GAA club present Mike Denver in concert in the Abbey Court Hotel, Nenagh on Wednesday 14th December. Doors open at 7.30 with the show to start at 8.00. Admission is €25. Don't miss this opportunity to see one of Ireland's most popular singers live. For tickets or more details please contact Liam 087-2425229, Barry 087-2274789 or Joe 086-4054259.

GAA News

Senior Club AGM: on Thursday 15th December at 8pm. Nomination and motion forms have been distributed. All are welcome to attend.

Ball Wall Session: On Saturday, 10th December with David Needham in Moatfield at 3.25pm for boys and girls from 10 years to 16 years.

Lotto: Our jackpot is now €12000 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play our lotto online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: on Friday night to the music of Derek Veale. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

 


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John Madden, senior Tipperary Hurling Selector was the special guest who launched the 2017 Lorrha Calendar. John is pictured here with local ladies Ute Duggan and Betty Houlihan admiring a page from the calendar.

Christmas Market & Auction.

Santa will be arriving at 3pm to the Annual Lorrha Christmas Market and Auction on Sunday 4th December commences at 1pm. There will be gifts galore, home baking, Christmas cakes and puddings, Christmas decorations, face painting, guess the weight of the cake, guess how many balloons in the car and much more. Going under the hammer will be turf, timber, hay, straw, and a signed Tipperary Jersey. There will also be a draw for a massive hamper on the day. All money raised is used in the upkeep of the village. Please support Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns.

Lorrha & Dorrha Parish Calendar.

In the shops in plenty of time for the Christmas post is the 2017 Lorrha & Dorrha parish calendar which is on sale throughout the parish and in neighbouring towns. You can purchase a copy in Pat Hough’s, Friars Tavern, Colette Hair Salon, Lorrha Shop, Mulrooney’s Ferry Service Station, Ferry Inn and in Brophy’s only in Rathcabbin. Buckley’s Super Valu in Birr are stocking the calendar this year.  In Portumna: Salmons Newsagents, Boathouse, Lorraine Hair Salon, O’Meara’s Super Valu and Heenan’s in Borrisokane. As usual, the calendar is packed with photographs from the past and the present and is a lovely Christmas present as well as a treasured keepsake to have. We thank our advertisers and those who sell the calendar and ask you to support their business.  If you would like to have a copy posted to you, email info@lorrhadorrha.ie or call (086) 8647166.

First Award For Lorrha Cemetery

The Nenagh Municipal District Awards Evening were held at the Civic Offices of the Tipperary Co Council friday night last. In the category of Best Burial Ground 2016,the first runner up prize was won by the Lorrha Cemetery Committee which was great recognition of the work the members have put in over the year, a great achievement for a committee that is less than 18 months in operation. Thank you to all for the continued support and let us work together in keeping our cemetery as a fitting resting place for our nearest and dearest.

Final Reminder.

The ever popular annual Christmas variety show performed by the children of Redwood NS will take place on Thursday, 01st December at 7pm in the new location of Lorrha Community Hall. The show will incorporate music, song, Irish dancing choreographed by dance teacher Stephanie Power and 'Night of the Museum' produced and directed by Drama teacher Jared Madden. Admission is free, Raffle and refreshments on the night with hampers and great spot prizes to be won. A great night's entertainment promised! Arrive early to guarantee your seat!!!

Lorrha Camogie:

We will be running a stall as a fundraiser for our club at this years Christmas market in Lorrha Hall on Sunday 4th December starting @ 1pm. We will  have a competition running to guess the amount of balloons in the tractor, kindly on loan from our sponsors Portumna Hire Agri with prizes to be won. Please come along on the day and support the girls. All support greatly appreciated.

Christmas Concert.

The children of Rathcabbin National School will perform their Christmas Concert on Wednesday 7th December at 12 noon and a second showing at 7pm in the village hall in Rathcabbin.   Please contact Clare on 087 1364936 to book your preferred time to see the show. All are very welcome and we look forward to seeing you there.   Admission: Individuals  €5 and  families  €10. PLEASE BOOK IN ADVANCE as places are now limited for the 7pm showing.

Retirement.

Long Serving Member of North Tipperary Ploughing Dinny Duffy has retired from the position of  President and N.T. Delegate to the National committee at last week’s AGM. The committee wish to thank him for his many years of service to N.T. Ploughing and wish him a long and happy retirement. The committee also elected a new assistant secretary on the night. The committee that will oversee the running of the club for the forthcoming season is President – Eileen Duffy, Chairperson – Eamonn Murphy, Secretary – Denis Cahalan, Treasurer – Tom Duffy, vice Chair – James Hough, Assistant secretary – Laura McKenna, Assistant treasurer- Ray Clancy, N.T. delegate to National Ploughing – Joe Slattery.
The annual Christmas party night will take place in Paddy’s Terryglass on Friday night December 10th at 8.00p.m. Anyone interested in attending is asked to contact Denis on (087) 7793719.

Novice Ploughing:  

North Tipperary Ploughing is organizing a Novice Ploughing competition on Saturday 4th March 2017 for both male and female between the age of 16 and 35 years. Anyone interested is asked to contact Denis Cahalan on (087) 7793719, John Cahalan on (087) 7975878 or Eamon Dermody on (087) 2600738.

Vote For Community Hero Reminder.

Birr First Responders volunteer David McEvoy has been nominated for a National Community volunteer award by ‘It’s better Together’ volunteer group.  As David is well known to many as he has trained a lot of people and children in Lorrha Dorrha parish in Cardiac First Response and First Aid,  a vote for him on www.bettertogether.ie/charity-hero/david-mcevoy would convey our appreciation for his wonderful community spirit. The closing date is 7th December so please tell all your friends to vote for David. We wish him the best of luck so get voting.

Church News

Mass in Lorrha Church on Wednesday, 30th November at 7.30p.m. This Mass will be offered for the Holy Souls. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament  continues  every Thursday from 10am to 8pm in Rathcabbin  Church. We invite all parishioners to come and stay a while in the presence of Jesus. Friday, 2nd December – First Friday of the month. Mass will be celebrated in Lorrha Church at 9.30a.m. and Rathcabbin Church at 7.30p.m. The Mass in Rathcabbin Church will be Mass of preparation for children  who will receive sacrament of Communion for Life in 2017.

Youth 2000 invites all young adults between the ages of 16 – 35 to a Catholic weekend retreat taking place from 16th – 18th December at Newbridge College, Co Kildare. This will be an exciting weekend attracting over 600 young people from all over the country. The weekend is being organized by young  people for young people.  Parental consent is essential for those under 18.  All meals are provided for  and accommodation is onsite. There will be free busses picking you up from various areas around the country. Booking is essential. For more information or to book your place, see www.youth2000.ie ,  youth 2000 Ireland Facebook page or Tel: 00353 (0) 1 6753690.

Pilgrimage.

Michael O’Connor will escort a tour to Benevento and San Giovanni from 18th April 2017. Many will remember Michael who attended a healing Mass in Clonfert last May with a Padre Pio relic.. Itinerary to include a visit the birth place of Saint Padre Pio and the church where he celebrated his first Mass. The cell where he lived and died, and his tomb. Direct flight from Dublin to Naples. For more information contact Michael on (087) 2677656.

Isla Grant Concert.

The Parish Pastoral Council are organising a concert with Isla Grant, to take place in Rathcabbin Church. To book your seat contact Betty at (087) 6667374 or Oliver at (087) 4159585.

Winter De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the winter 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 maths including bath toilet and shower math’s, soiled or wet clothing. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep two adults employed. Many thanks for your continued support.

Fundraising Concert.

Shannon Rovers GAA club present Mike Denver in concert in the Abbey Court Hotel, Nenagh on Wednesday 14th December. Doors open at 7.30 with the show to start at 8.00. Admission is €25. Don't miss this opportunity to see one of Ireland's most popular singers live. For tickets or more details please contact Liam 087-2425229, Barry 087-2274789 or Joe 086-4054259.

Tracing Relations.

Patrick Hogan is trying to trace his relations. His Great-great Grandfather was Michael Hogan (b. 1829- d. 1915) who was married to Mary Kilkeary and they had six children Patrick (my great grandfather)
Peter, Bridget, John, Michael and Mary. He lived in Lorrha where Patrick visited in July 2015. He does have a lot of information gathered already which can all be viewed on www.lorrhadorrha.ie under Guestbook.  If you think you can help Patrick he can be contacted at:  Estrada de Seac Pai Van, One Oasis - Pena Tower 2, 30E, Coloane, Macau or his father in the US can be contacted at: James E Hogan, 612 Hood Blvd, Fairless Hills, PA 19030.

GAA News.

Laochra Sean Ghael Award: 

Congratulations to Liam King, Ballymcegan, who became the latest person from Lorrha to be presented with a Laochra Sean Ghael award at The Dome, Semple Stadium last Sunday. Liam was one of 24 people in the county, all over 70 years of age, who have given significant service to the G.A.A. in a variety of different ways over a lifetime to be honoured and as a player, coach and committee member, Liam King is certainly a person who deserves such an accolade.

Juvenile AGM: took place in the Clubhouse last Wednesday night and was well attended with some good discussion on a number of issues. Overall it was a successive year with the Under 12's and U14's (with Shannon Rovers Gaels) winning North titles while the Under 16's reached North finals in hurling and football. Chairman Dessie Clancy and secretary JP Houlihan thanked everyone for their support over the last three years and stepped down from their roles with the following elected at the new committee: Chairman – Tommy Kennedy; Vice-Chairperson – Caroline O'Brien; Secretary – Kathleen Gleeson; Assistant Secretary – Martina Duffy.
The following management teams were also confirmed: U6: Tommy Kennedy plus selectors TBC; U10 – Martina Duffy plus selectors TBC; U10 – Mark Houlihan, Hubert Duggan, Kenneth Cleary; U12 – Denis Duffy, Martina Duffy, Donal O'Donoghue; U14 (with Shannon Rovers Gaels) – Fergus Gorman, Garrett Needham; U16 (with Shannon Rovers Gaels) – Dessie Clancy, JP Houlihan.

Issues discussed including getting more people to undertake the Level 1 coaching course, as well as inviting the Co Board Youth Officer to the club to improve best practise within the club while it was agreed to get signs for the road to be erected during training times to make drivers aware that children are crossing the road.

Ball Wall: The juvenile committee would like to thank David Needham for an excellent ball wall session on Saturday with the 13-16 year olds.

Inter-divisional Football: Kevin Cahalan and Dan Needham who were selected on the North Tipperary Under 13 inter-divisional football team for last weekends tournament with Kevin having the honour of captaining the side in their win over Mid Tipperary. They play South Tipperary in their final game this weekend

Senior Club AGM: on Thursday 15th December at 8pm. Nomination and motion forms will be distributed this week.

Lotto: Our jackpot is now €11,850 with a Match 3 pot of €120. You can play our lotto online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: on Friday night to the music of Catriona. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.


Lorrha Notes

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Ger O'Meara (Author) his dad Michael and HE Richard Andrews Australian Ambassador to Ireland who launched the book 'Lorrha People in the Great War'. 

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Attending the Lorrha Calendar Launch

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The blessing of Martin O'Meara plaque in Glasnevin Cemetery.

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Lorrha & Dorrha Parish Calendar.

In the shops in plenty of time for the Christmas post is the 2017 Lorrha & Dorrha parish calendar which is on sale throughout the parish and in neighbouring towns. You can purchase a copy in Pat Hough’s, Friars Tavern, Colette Hair Salon, Lorrha Shop, Mulrooney’s Ferry Service Station, Ferry Inn and in Brophy’s only in Rathcabbin. Buckley’s Super Valu in Birr are stocking the calendar this year.  In Portumna: Salmons Newsagents, Boathouse, Lorraine Hair Salon, O’Meara’s Super Valu and Heenan’s in Borrisokane. As usual, the calendar is packed with photographs from the past and the present and is a lovely Christmas present as well as a treasured keepsake to have. We thank our advertisers and those who sell the calendar and ask you to support their business.  If you would like to have a copy posted to you, email info@lorrhadorrha.ie or call (086) 8647166.

Christmas Market & Auction.

Santa will be arriving at 3pm to the Annual Lorrha Christmas Market and Auction on Sunday 4th December commences at 1pm. There will be gifts galore, home baking, Christmas cakes and puddings, Christmas decorations, face painting and more. Going under the hammer will be turf, timber, hay, straw, and a signed Tipperary Jersey. Members of the committee are out and about selling €2 lines for a food hamper, biscuits, wine and more. The draw will take place on the day of the market so please support them when they call to you. All money raised is used in the upkeep of the village. Please support Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns.

Vote For Community Hero.

Birr First Responders volunteer David McEvoy has been nominated for a National Community volunteer award by ‘It’s better Together’ volunteer group.  As David is well known to many as he has trained a lot of people and children in Lorrha Dorrha parish in Cardiac First Response and First Aid,  a vote for him on www.bettertogether.ie/charity-hero/david-mcevoy would convey our appreciation for his wonderful community spirit. The closing date is 7th December so please tell all your friends to vote for David. We wish him the best of luck so get voting.

Prayer Vigil:

Mothers Union is taking part in '16 days of Activism against Gender Violence', Help us join with others from around the world to end Violence against Women and Girls, by raising awareness and calling for change. Please Join us at St. Brendans Church of Ireland Birr on Saturday 26th November for a prayer vigil From 3 to 4.30pm.
Donations of Toiletries ,Nightwear for Women and Children and Toys For Adapt House Refuge centre limerick will be gratefully accepted on the day .

News From Lorrha School.

Another great response from parents and students for our Team Hope Christmas Shoe Box appeal. A big thank you to all for this wonderful display of support and generosity for those less fortunate this Christmas. There’s no doubt that this will make so many children happy and we are delighted to be able to play our part in this great project every year.

Pilgrimage.

Michael O’Connor will escort a tour to Benevento and San Giovanni from 18th April 2017. Many will remember Michael who attended a healing Mass in Clonfert last May with a Padre Pio relic. One night full board in Benevento, 3 nights full board in San Giovanni Rotondo. Itinerary to include a visit the birth place of Saint Padre Pio and the church where he celebrated his first Mass. The cell where he lived and died, and his tomb. Direct flight from Dublin to Naples. For more information contact Michael on (087) 2677656.

Garda Warning.

Gardai are warning firearm owners that firearm licences must be renewed immediately. If you have an unlicensed firearm, Gardai say they will seize the firearms and prosecute owners where their obligations have not been met.

Redwood NS Christmas Variety Show

The ever popular annual Christmas variety show performed by the children of Redwood NS will take place on Thursday, 01st December at 7pm in the new location of Lorrha Community Hall. The show will incorporate music, song, Irish dancing choreographed by dance teacher Stephanie Power and 'Night of the Museum' produced and directed by Drama teacher Jared Madden. Admission is free, Raffle and refreshments on the night with hampers and great spot prizes to be won. A great night's entertainment promised! Arrive early to guarantee your seat!!!

Lorrha Camogie:

Following our AGM on Friday 11th last in Moatfield the following officers were elected to the club; Bernie Cleary- Chairperson, Katie Kennedy –Assistant Chairperson, Niamh O’ Shea- Treasurer, Kate O’Meara-Assistant Treasurer, Juliet Hoary-Secretary, Grainne Hough-Assistant Secretary and Michelle Hogan-PRO. We would like to thank Maria Maher, who stepped down as secretary, for all her great work on behalf of the club last year. We would also like to thank our trainers Jimmy and Colm for all their commitment over the past year and our many sponsors- Mikey Naylor Car Dismantlers, Leslie Shaw Portumna Hire Agri, The Ferry Inn Bar & Restaurant, David Broderick Physio, Colm Duggan Builder, Breda O’ Meara Borrisokane Pharmacy, Noel Hogan Urban Sports. We would also like to thank all of our supporters who travelled to our matches over the past year. Matters discussed on the night included a trainer for the upcoming year and also fundraising plans for the club. Please keep an eye on our facebook page and local notes for upcoming fundraising events for our club. Your support for our club is greatly appreciated.

Reminder.

The North Tipperary ploughing A.G.M. will take place in The Yanks, Borrisokane on Wednesday 23rd November at 8.30p.m. All are invited.

Lorrha People in the Great War.

Congratulations and many good wishes is extended to Ger O’Meara on the launch on Saturday night last of ‘ Lorrha People in the Great War’. Australian Ambassador Richard Andrews launched the book which is available in the shop in Lorrha and in other outlets.

Winter De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the winter 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 maths including bath toilet and shower math’s, soiled or wet clothing. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep two adults employed. Many thanks for your continued support.


Lorrha Notes

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The plaque in Glasnevin Cemetery which was unveiled recently to Lorrha War Vetern Martin O'Meara VC. More photographs available under Gallery.

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John Madden, senior Tipperary Hurling Selector was the special guest who launched the 2017 Lorrha Calendar. John is pictured with Lorrha development Chairman Louis McCormack at the launch.

 

Lorrha & Dorrha Parish Calendar.

In the shops in plenty of time for the Christmas post is the 2017 Lorrha & Dorrha parish calendar which is on sale throughout the parish and in neighbouring towns. You can purchase a copy in Pat Hough’s, Friars Tavern, Colette Hair Salon, Lorrha Shop, Mulrooney’s Ferry Service Station, Ferry Inn and in Brophy’s only in Rathcabbin.  In Portumna: Salmons Newsagents, Boathouse, Lorraine Hair Salon, O’Meara’s Super Valu. As usual, the calendar is packed with photographs from the past and the present and is a lovely Christmas present as well as a treasured keepsake to have. If you would like to have a copy posted to you, email info@lorrhadorrha.ie or call (086) 8647166.

Christmas Market & Auction.

The Annual Christmas Market and Auction on Sunday 4th December commences at 1pm. Tables are available for anyone wishing to sell / promote their produce. Call Mary (090) 9747196 or Liz (090) 9747893 (leave message). Also, anyone wishing to donate items for the auction please call Louis (086) 8493595. Members of the committee will be out and about selling €2 lines for the draw which takes place on the day of the market so please support them when they call to you. Remember, when you support Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns, you are helping to keep two people employed in the village. Many thanks to everyone who has supported us in the past and we look forward to your continued support.

Late Matthew Gormally.

The death occurred after a long illness on Saturday November 12th of Matt John Gormally, The Pike, Rathcabbin. Matt was the well known and popular proprietor of St. Kieran’s Care Home, at The Pike. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Sympathy is extended to his family, daughters Eimear, Aoife and son Eoin, brother Michael, sisters Carmel, Helena and Ann Marie, sister in-law Imelda, brother in-law Finbar, nephews, nieces and grandson Finn.  After funeral Mass on Monday last 14th. In St. Ruadhan’s Church, Lorrha, burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Nancy Flanagan, Vancouver, Canada, nee Burke, late of Shraduff, Rathcabbin,  who died recently. May she rest in peace.

Church News.

Mass will be offered on Wednesday, 16th Nov.  at 7.30p.m. in Lorrha Church for the Holy Souls.      Visit to Cemeteries: Prayers for the Faithful Departed will be said –  next Sunday, 20th November in Lorrha after 10.00a.m. Mass and  in Bonoham after 11.30a.m. Mass.

Pilgrimage.

Michael O’Connor will escort a tour to Benevento and San Giovanni from 18th April 2017. Many will remember Michael who attended a healing Mass in Clonfert last May with a Padre Pio relic. One night full board in Benevento, 3 nights full board in San Giovanni Rotondo. Itinerary to include a visit the birth place of Saint Padre Pio and the church where he celebrated his first Mass. The cell where he lived and died, and his tomb. Direct flight from Dublin to Naples. For more information contact Michael on (087) 2677656.

Book of Memories Launched.

The story of how a Tipperary man helped spread hurling around Connacht features prominently in a unique book of memories of the roll-out of the Rural Electrification Scheme across the country 70 years ago this month.‘Then There Was Light’ is a collection of tales of the time when Ireland left the dark ages as the ESB brought electricity to even the most remote communities in the largest ever undertaking by the fledgling independent nation. Seán Mac Fearghail tells how Tim Slevin from Lorrha in Tipperary - a clubman of the legendary Team of the Millennium goalkeeper Tony Reddan – arrived in Leitrim as part of the Rural Electrification Scheme that came to direct the installation of power and electricity into the smallholdings on the western front. Joining Tim on this hurling mission was a great Waterford player and fellow ESB official, Barry Ormond, who alongside Slevin oversaw the installation of power into farms across Connacht. Having won Senior Hurling medals in Mayo while based there, they were then transferred to Leitrim. From the moment they set foot inside the county, their influence on the spread and development of hurling was enormous – they arguably left the biggest GAA hurling legacy of all to the people of Leitrim and Connacht. This book, co-edited by PJ Cunningham and Dr Joe Kearney, contains scores of stories celebrating the 70th anniversary of the scheme that eventually wound up in the late 1970s. The stories for this collection come from eyewitnesses, ESB employees and the general public as they recall the suspicions, worries and welcome the scheme faced during arguably the most important rural Ireland undertaking in our history. They are diverse in subject matter and geographical spread and encapsulate the pioneering work carried out on what became a rapidly changing rural landscape. ‘Then There Was Light’  Stories behind the installation of Ireland’s Rural Electrification scheme. Co-edited by PJ Cunningham and Dr Joe Kearney (Ballpoint Press 2016) (€14.99)

Rathcabbin Players.

Rehearsals are in full swing for Rathcabbin Players forthcoming comedy‘ Thy will be Done’. Written by Michael Carey and produced by Marian Frawley, the play will be staged in Rathcabbin Hall in the middle of January 2017. Watch this space for further information.

Redwood NS Christmas Variety Show

The ever popular annual Christmas variety show performed by the children of Redwood NS will take place on Thursday, 01st December at 7pm in the new location of Lorrha Community Hall. The show will incorporate music, song, Irish dancing choreographed by dance teacher Stephanie Power and 'Night of the Museum' produced and directed by Drama teacher Jared Madden. Admission is free, Raffle and refreshments on the night with hampers and great spot prizes to be won. A great night's entertainment promised! Arrive early to guarantee your seat!!!

Book Launch.

Mr Richard Andrews, Australian Ambassador to Ireland, will launch ‘Lorrha People in the Great War’, a new book by Lorrha native Gerard O’Meara on Saturday night 19th at 8.30pm in the GAA clubhouse. All are invited to attend.

Date for your Diary.

The North Tipperary ploughing A.G.M. will take place in The Yanks, Borrisokane on Wednesday 23rd November at 8.30p.m. All are invited.

Winter De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the winter 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 maths including bath toilet and shower math’s, soiled or wet clothing. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep two adults employed. Many thanks for your continued support.

GAA News.

Ball Wall: The juvenile committee would like to thank David Needham for an excellent ball wall session on Saturday with the 10 to 12 year olds with another session in three weeks time. Next Saturday 19th November David Needham will be running a ball wall session for 13 to 16 year olds at 3.25pm for boys and girls.

Inter-divisional Football: Well done to Kevin Cahalan and Dan Needham who were selected on the North Tipperary Under 13 inter-divisional football team for last weekends tournament with Kevin having the honour of captaining the side.

Thank you: The management of the Lorrha/Shannon Rovers Gaels under 14's would like to thank the parents and players for supporting the recent fundraiser. 1St – James Ryan, 2nd - Sean O'Meara (Cullagh), 3rd – Saoirse Guinan.

Juvenile AGM: takes place this evening (Wednesday, 16th November) at 8pm. All parents and prospective coaches are invited to attend.

Senior Club AGM: on Thursday 15th December at 8pm

Scor na nOg: The North Finals of Scor na nOg take place on Friday 18th November in Birdhill. Anyone interested in taking part in any of the competitions can contact Shane Brophy, 0876989612.

Lorrha People in the Great War’ by Gerard O’Meara: Best wishes to long serving club member Gerard O’Meara with the launch of his new book ‘Lorrha People in the Great War’ in the GAA Clubhouse this Saturday, 19th November at 8.30pm. The 400 pages cover families from all areas throughout the parish. Many members of Lorrha hurling teams feature in the book. They include well known supporter and officer, Jim O’Meara of Curragha and later Lorrha. Jim joined up but only served two weeks in training as his mother managed to obtain his discharge due to him being underage. Even though he only spent two weeks in the army, he was known ever afterwards as ‘the Private’, Sadly, Jim’s older brother Michael, an accomplished hurler himself, was not so lucky, being killed in action in the battle of Le Cateau, just five weeks before the armistice. Indeed, during his research, Ger managed to locate the only known photograph of Michael Meara. In full uniform as a member of the Leinster Regiment it was taken in a studio in Cork while he was training in Victoria (now Collins) Barracks. It had been lost for many years. Other sportsmen include accomplished polo player Charles Head of Derrylahan. An unexpected discovery during Ger’s research was how people with Lorrha connections deatured so prominently in the sport of motor racing. Charles Head’s grandson, Patrick Head is the well known Engineering Director of the Williams Formula One Racing Team. Another car racer was Sir Henry O'Neil de Hane ‘Harry’ Segrave of Bellisle. Harry Segrave broke the world land speed record on three occasions. He went on to break the world speed boat record.

Lotto: Our jackpot is now €11,550 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play our lotto online at www.locallotto.ie.

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

Sympathy: Lorrha GAA Club would like to sympthise with the Gormley family on the death of Matt John Gormley, The Pike, Rathcabbin, who passed away last week. Matt was a hugely popular member of the community, particularly through St Kieran's Nursing Home who most families in the parish would have had links with. Matt was also a fine hurler in his day and in 1965 played at wing back on the Lorrha/Knockshegowna team that won the North Under 21 Hurling title and was also on the panel the following year when they won the County final. May he rest in peace.


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Tipperary Senior Selector John Madden was the special guest who launched the 2017 Lorrha & Dorrha Parish Calendar. We wish John and the team the best of luck next season.

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Calendar Launch.

The launch of the 2017 Lorrha & Dorrha parish calendar took place on Saturday night last in the Friars Tavern. Our thanks to Mark and Donna  for the lovely meal beforehand and to all who attended.  Special thanks to Tipperary selector John Madden who launched the calendar. John, Patrick ‘Boner’ Maher and Brian Hogan, our parish representatives on the Tipperary All-Ireland winning team, feature in the calendar when they visited the parish with the Munster and Liam McCarthy cups. John was very complimentary about the village and the calendar and our thanks to him for his kind remarks. A special mention to all our advertisers who place adverts in the calendar as without them it would be harder to produce. Please support their business. As usual, the calendar is packed with photographs from the past and the present and is a lovely Christmas present as well as a treasured keepsake to have. A full list of stockiest will appear next week.

Christmas Market & Auction.

Lorrha Development / Tidy Towns committee will hold their Annual Christmas Market and Auction on Sunday 4th December commencing at 1pm. Tables are available for anyone wishing to sell / promote their produce. Call Mary (090) 9747196 or Liz (090) 9747893 (leave message). Also, anyone wishing to donate items for the auction please call Louis (086) 8493595. Members of the committee will be out and about selling €2 lines for the draw which takes place on the day of the market so please support them when they call to you. Remember, when you support Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns, you are helping to keep two people employed in the village. Many thanks to everyone who has supported us in the past.

Supporting Laura Lynn Children’s Hospice.

Pupils and staff in Lorrha N.S. have commenced collecting used batteries for the Laura Lynn Children’s Hospice. This is open to the public, so if anyone is interested in disposing of their old batteries, you can drop them into the school any day between 9am and 3pm. Boxes for used batteries are available in the school also. You can also make a difference to the environment and at the same time, help raise funds for the Laura Lynn, Ireland’s Children’s Hospice by gathering up all waste batteries in your home. Every moment matters, every battery helps.

Church News.

Mass on Wednesday, 9th November in Lorrha Church at 7.30p.m. This Mass will be offered for the Holy Souls. This coming Friday (11th November) we will have our annual Mass of Remembrance  at  7.30p.m. in  Rathcabbin Church  for all who have died in our community. The names of those who have  died in the past  year will be read aloud, and a member of the family or a friend will be invited to bring a lighted candle to the sanctuary. You can remember to pray for members of your family by lighting a candle and offering a prayer for your loved ones who have gone to God.

Pilgrimage.

Michael O’Connor will escort a tour to Benevento and San Giovanni from 18th April 2017. Many will remember Michael who attended a healing Mass in Clonfert last May with a Padre Pio relic. One night full board in Benevento, 3 nights full board in San Giovanni Rotondo. Itinerary to include a visit the birth place of Saint Padre Pio and the church where he celebrated his first Mass. The cell where he lived and died, and his tomb. Direct flight from Dublin to Naples. For more information contact Michael on (087) 2677656.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Evan Harding and his children, formerly Rathcabbin, on the death of his wife Olive, and to Marie and Gilbert, their daughter in-law. After funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Church Maynooth on Monday last 7th burial took place in Laraghbryan Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Open Evening

Our Open Evening will be held on the earlier date of Tuesday, 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.

Redwood NS Christmas Variety Show

The ever popular annual Christmas variety show performed by the children of Redwood NS will take place on Thursday, 01st December at 7pm in the new location of Lorrha Community Hall. The show will incorporate music, song, Irish dancing choreographed by dance teacher Stephanie Power and 'Night of the Museum' produced and directed by Drama teacher Jared Madden. Admission is free, Raffle and refreshments on the night with hampers and great spot prizes to be won. A great night's entertainment promised! Arrive early to guarantee your seat!!!

Well Done.

Congratulations is extended to Patrick ‘Boner’ Maher who won his second All-Star on Friday night last at the All –Star awards ceremony, for his terrific year of hurling with the Tipperary senior team. Well done Bonner.

Book Launch.

HE Mr Richard Andrews, Australian Ambassador to Ireland, will launch ‘Lorrha People in the Great War’, a new book by Lorrha native Gerard O’Meara.  Many sportsmen get a mention including a accomplished polo player Charles Head of Derrylahan.  An unexpected discovery during Ger’s research was how people with Lorrha connections deatured so prominently in the sport of motor racing.  Charles Head’s grandson, Patrick Head is the well known Engineering Director of the Williams Formula One Racing Team. Another car racer was Sir Henry O'Neil de Hane ‘Harry’ Segrave of Bellisle.  Harry Segrave broke the world land speed record on three occasions.  He went on to break the world speed boat record. The launch will take place on Saturday night 19th at 8.30pm in the GAA clubhouse. All are invited to attend.

Winter De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the winter 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 maths including bath toilet and shower math’s, soiled or wet clothing. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep two adults employed. Many thanks for your continued support.

Lorrha GAA

Under 21: Lorrha suffered a 1-17 to 1-12 defeat to Burgess in the North Under 21 'B' Hurling Championship semi-final in Puckane on Sunday. Going into the game with high hopes, a slow start to the second half ultimately cost us despite a late rally. Thanks to the players and mentors for their efforts over the past couple of months.

All Star: Congratulations to Patrick 'Bonner' Maher who was named at wing forward on the 2016 GAA Hurling All Star team. This is Bonners' second All Star having won it previously in 2014.

Wall Ball: Session for 10, 11 and 12 year olds with David Needham on Saturday 12th November in Moatfield at 3.30pm. This will be a monthly session through to February.

Thank you: The management of the Lorrha/Shannon Rovers Gaels under 14's would like to thank the parents and players for supporting the recent fundraiser. 1St – James Ryan, 2nd - Sean O'Meara (Cullagh), 3rd – Saoirse Guinan.

Dates for your Diary: Juvenile AGM - on Wednesday, 16th November at 8pm. Senior Club AGM – on Thursday 15th December at 8pm

Scor na nOg: The North Finals of Scor na nOg take place on Friday 18th November in Birdhill. Anyone interested in taking part in any of the competitions can contact Shane Brophy, 0876989612.

Tipperary Clubs Draw: The club had no winner in the November draw which took place last Friday night. Thank you for your continued support.

Lotto: Our jackpot is now €11,400 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play our lotto online at www.locallotto.ie.

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


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Residents of St. Kierans Care Home Rathcabbin on a day out with nurse Rafferty. 

2017 Lorrha Parish Calendar Launch.

The launch of the parish calendar for 2017 will take place on Saturday night November 5th in The Friars Tavern, Lorrha at 9pm. The launch will be preceded by a three course meal in The Shed and anyone interested in attending is asked to contact Mary on (087) 2601413 or Rose on (086) 8647166. A special guest will be present to launch the calendar.

Supporting Laura Lynn Children’s Hospice.

Pupils and staff in Lorrha N.S. have commenced collecting used batteries for the Laura Lynn Children’s Hospice. This is open to the public, so if anyone is interested in disposing of their old batteries, you can drop them into the school any day between 9am and 3pm. Boxes for used batteries are available in the school also. You can also make a difference to the environment and at the same time, help raise funds for the Laura Lynn, Ireland’s Children’s Hospice by gathering up all waste batteries in your home. Every moment matters, every battery helps.

Rathcabbin Players.

There was a great turn out to Rathcabbin Players adjourned convention where a committee was elected  to oversee their new production which will be staged in January 2017. The committee elected are, President: Fr. John Donnelly, Chairman: Ray Kennedy, Secretary: Mary Dermody, Treasurer: Willie Reddin, Pro: Rose Mannion, V. Chair: Pat Kennedy, Assistant Secretary: Catherine Bourke, Assistant Treasurer: Eamon Smyth. The chairman thanked all the young people who took part in last year’s play and extended the best of luck to all the members who will be sitting exams next year. The group will meet shortly to decide on a production and anyone interested in taking a part is advised to contact (087) 2243504. Watch this space for further information.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Ray Kennedy and family, Rathcabbin on the death of his aunt Evelyn Kennedy, Banagher which occurred on Saturday 29th in her 99th year.  After funeral Mass in St. Rynagh’s Church Banagher on Monday last, burial took place in the local cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Church News.

Mass for the first Friday on Nov 4th will be celebrated in Lorrha at 9.30am and Rathcabbin at 7.30pm. The Mass in Rathcabbin Church will be a Mass of preparation for the children who will be receiving the Sacrament of Communion for life in 2017.  Winter Mass times which commence the first week-end in November will be as follows: Lorrha: Sundays – 10.00a.m. Rathcabbin:  Sundays – 11.30a.m. – unchanged. Redwood:    Vigil Mass at 7.30p.m.

Pilgrimage.

Michael O’Connor will escort a tour to Benevento and San Giovanni from 18th April 2017. Michael attended in Clonfert last May with Padre Pio relic. One night full board in Benevento, 3 nights full board in San Giovanni Rotondo. Itinerary to include a visit the birth place of Saint Padre Pio and the church where he celebrated his first Mass. The cell where he lived and died, and his tomb. Direct flight from Dublin to Naples. For more information contact Michael on (087) 2677656.

Open Evening

Redwood N.S. open Evening will be held on the earlier date of Tuesday, 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.

Winter De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the winter 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 maths including bath toilet and shower math’s, soiled or wet clothing. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep two adults employed. Many thanks for your continued support.


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Residents in St. Kieran's Care Home Rathcabbin enjoying a day out recently.

2017 Lorrha Parish Calendar Launch.

The annual launch of the parish calendar for 2017 will take place on Saturday night November 5th in The Friars Tavern, Lorrha at 9pm. The launch will be preceded by a three course meal in The Shed and anyone interested in attending is asked to contact Mary on (087) 2601413 or Rose on (086) 8647166 on or before Wednesday Nov 2nd for numbers purposes. A special guest will be present to launch the calendar.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to the wife, daughter, father and sisters of Joe Styles, Dublin who died suddenly on September 4th. at the age of 54. He was pre-deceased by his mother Iris just nine month’s ago. Joe’s dad Jimmy hailed from Rathcabbin and many will remember the family who lived in Cullagh. Burial took place in Dublin. May he rest in peace.

Late Gertie O’Meara.

The death took place on Sunday 16th October at Tullamore hospital of Gertie O’Meara, Lorrha. Nee Feehan from Roscrea, Gertie is survived by her family, husband Paddy, daughter Catherine, sons James and Pauric, sister Alice, grandchildren, son in law, daughters in-law and many friends. After funeral Mass in St. Ruadhan’s Church Lorrha on Wednesday 19th burial took place afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Rathcabbin Players.

The adjourned convention of Rathcabbin Players will take place on Thursday night 27th in Rathcabbin Hall at 9pm sharp. This is a very important meeting and is open to everyone who has any interest in the group, either getting involved on the committee, on stage or behind the scenes. We look forward to seeing you there.  Thank you for your support in the past and we look forward to your support in the future.

Halloween Fun.

A ghost walk will take place in Lorrha on Halloween night starting at 8.00pm from outside The Friars Tavern. All welcome.

Redwood N.S. Halloween Camp!!

Halloween Camp in Redwood N.S. for 3-8  year olds. Running Tuesday 01st  and Wednesday 02nd  November from 9.30am until 2.00 pm. Camp will be Halloween themed - Come in costume!!!

Halloween art & craft, cookery, i-pads, learning through play and lots and lots of spooky fun!!!

€15 per day or €25 for both days.

Contact the school to book your place on 090 9747186 or redwoodns@live.ie

Church News.

Please take note that there will be no Mass in Redwood Church on next Saturday night, 29th October. On  Sunday, 30th October   -  Mass in Lorrha Church  at 10.00a.m. and in Rathcabbin Church at 11.30a.m.
Winter time Mass times which commence the first week-end in November will be as follows: Lorrha: Sundays – 10.00a.m. Rathcabbin:  Sundays – 11.30a.m. – unchanged. Redwood:    Vigil Mass at 7.30p.m.

Winter De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the winter 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 maths including bath toilet and shower math’s, soiled or wet clothing. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep two adults employed. Many thanks for your continued support.

Tracing Relations.

Mary Jo Kaifer is looking for her Lorrha relations, the Carroll and Stanley families from Annagh, Lorrha. Her great, great grandmother was Jane Carroll Stanley and her husband John Stanley was her great, great grandfather. Their parents William Stanley who married Mary who was possibly a Hogan, and William Carroll married Nora Cadwell. Mary Jo is hoping that someone in the parish can help her fill in some blank spaces on her family tree. If you think you might be able to help her out with this, she can be contacted by email at mwinklerkaifer@gmail.com or mwink4@att.net. Her phone number in the U.S. is 816 792 3360. Her request can be viewed on the Lorrha parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie under guestbook.


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Birthday celebrations in St. Kieran's Care Home, Rathcabbin

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Eileen McGregor, Donegal, Nee Hogan, late of Kilregane, Lorrha who died recently. May she rest in peace.

Redwood N.S. Halloween Camp!!

Halloween Camp in Redwood N.S. for 3-8  year olds. Running Tuesday 01st  and Wednesday 02nd  November from 9.30am until 2.00 pm. Camp will be Halloween themed - Come in costume!!!

Halloween art & craft, cookery, i-pads, learning through play and lots and lots of spooky fun!!!

€15 per day or €25 for both days.

Contact the school to book your place on 090 9747186 or redwoodns@live.ie

Church News.

No Mass in Lorrha Church this coming Sunday, 23rd October. Usual Masses in Redwood on Saturday, 22nd Oct. at 8.00p.m. & Rathcabbin on Sunday, 23rd Oct. At 11.30am. The Rosary will be recited before Mass during the month of October.
Holy Year Pilgrimage to Mount St. Joseph: There will be a Pilgrimage to the Year of Mercy Holy Door in Mount St. Joseph, Roscrea on Sunday Oct. 23rd, meeting outside the Monastery church at 3.30pm. The theme of the day is “Cast your burdens onto the Lord.” We will be met by the Abbot who will lead us through the Holy Door and celebrate the special liturgy, which will include Scripture readings, hymns, a homily from the Abbot and the Sacrament of Reconciliation. After the Liturgy there will be a cuppa in the Monastery. If you would like to join please let us know (as the Monastery would need a rough idea of numbers) by phoning      Fr. Tom  067 27105 or  Michael 086 4000680.

Art Classes.

Arts & Crafts for children (5 years up) on Saturdays at 4.00 and 5.30pm. Drawing for children (9 years up) on Wednesdays at 7.15pm, starting on October 5th in Bramble Art Studio, Lorrha , for 8 weeks. Please contact Ute: 087-9151356 or 090 9747127 Early booking advisable.

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 maths including bath toilet and shower math’s, soiled or wet clothing. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep two adults employed. Many thanks for your continued support.

GAA News

Under 21: The under 21 hurlers made it two wins from two in the North 'B' Championship following a 1-14 to 0-8 win over Portroe in Portroe on Sunday afternoon. Lorrha are in a strong position to make the semi-finals ahead of their final group match against Ballinahinch/Templederry which will be played in Moatfield and is provisionally scheduled for Saturday 29th October.

Tipperary Clubs Draw: Well done to Trevor Hogan, Derry, Rathcabbin who won €500 in the October County Board Draw last Friday night.

Lotto: Our jackpot is now €11,100 with a Match 3 pot of €120. Thank you for your continued support. You can play our lotto online at www.locallotto.ie where it is easy to play every week. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5.

Social Dancing: on Friday night to the music of Adrian Ryan. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am. At our Social Dance on Friday 28th October with Checkers, the Social Dance committee will donate the profits from the door takings the Tipperary Alzheimers Society while a raffle will also take place.


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Pictured above is Michelle Hogan who is tracing her relations, with Helen Fox from Terryglass Heritage CommitteeCanadian lady Michelle Hogan who is a descendant of Luke Hogan and Elizabeth Bollard, visited Terryglass recently to see where her family came from.  Elizabeth Bollard (1809 - 30th Dec 1896) was a daughter of Richard Bollard and Elizabeth White of Knockadaleen, Terryglass, Co.Tipperary.  Elizabeth married Luke Hogan in Terryglass Church of Ireland on the 14thOct 1828. Luke (1799 – 1887) was a stone mason from Borrisokane area possibly Ballingarry.

Elizabeth and Luke left Ireland for Canada c1832 with Elizabeth’s family.

Michelle is seeking information on Luke Hogan, Anyone with information may contact Michelle at michellehoganmeh@gmail.com

Another Lady Tracing Her Relations.

Mary Jo Kaifer is trying to trace her Lorrha relation the Carroll and Stanley families from Annagh, Lorrha. Jane Carroll Stanley was her great great grandmother and John Stanley, her husband, was her great great grandfather. Also their parents, William Stanley and Mary Hogan?, and William Carroll and Nora Cadwell. She hopes to make some connections and further her tree.  Jane is visiting Ireland this week and can be contacted by email:  mwinklerkaifer@gmail.com or mwink4@att.net and her telephone number in the U.S. is 816 792-3360 or n Ireland this week  on 816 289-1464 or by email.
Her request can be viewed on the Lorrha parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie under guestbook.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association.

We wish to inform all our members that our computer class is starting back again this Wednesday, 12th October, 2016 in St. Ruadhan's Community Hall, Lorrha.  Time of class is 1pm to 3pm.  Because of the change to the time of the class, our normal weekly meeting will follow on from 3pm to 5pm.   We do hope this will not cause too much inconvenience to you all.On the 19th October, Margaret Quinn from Muintir na Tire will be giving a talk on Community Alert and also on the need for the pendant alarms for older people and people living on their own.  Margaret will be with us at 3.30pm and this talk is open to all.  Also we would like to offer our deepest sympathy to Eamonn and all the Mannion family on the recent death of their brother, Michael.  Also to Annie Cowan, Phyl Jordan, Breda Leake and the Wrafter family on the recent death of their sister, Theresa McKenna.  May they rest in peace.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Phyllis and Michael Kennedy, The Lake, on the death of their brother in-law George Fitzpatrick, who died in England recently. May he rest in peace. Sympathy is also extended to the relatives of Michael McCormack, formerly of Lelagh, Rathcabbin, who also died in England recently. May he rest in peace.

Poker Classic Success.

Val O’Meara wishes to say  ‘thank you’ to everyone for the support of the recent poker classic held in the ’Friars Tavern’ in aid of Concern.  In total €1100 was raised from that event for the charity.

Redwood N.S. Halloween Camp!!

Halloween Camp in Redwood N.S. for 3-8  year olds. Running Tuesday 01st  and Wednesday 02nd  November from 9.30am until 2.00 pm. Camp will be Halloween themed - Come in costume!!!  Halloween art & craft, cookery, i-pads, learning through play and lots and lots of spooky fun!!!    €15 per day or €25 for both days.  Contact the school to book your place on 090 9747186 or redwoodns@live.ie

Invitation.

Tipperary County Council Library Service invites you to attend the annual Tipperary people and places lecture series, which returns to Tipperary studies, The Source, Cathedral St., Thurles for its tenth series this winter. The Lectures take place on the third Tuesday of each month commencing in October and running until March 2017 at 7.30pm. Admission is free, tea will be served and all is welcome. For further information contact Mary Guinan Darmody or John O’Gorman on (076) 1066123 or email: studies@tipperarycoco.ie

Church News.

Please note that the Rosary will be recited before Mass during the month of October.

Art Classes.

Arts & Crafts for children (5 years up) on Saturdays at 4.00 and 5.30pm, starting on October 8th for 8 weeks. Drawing for children (9 years up) on Wednesdays at 7.15pm, starting on October 5th in Bramble Art Studio, Lorrha , for 8 weeks. Please contact Ute: 087-9151356 or 090 9747127 Early booking advisable.
Isla Grant Concert.

The Parish Pastoral Council are organising a concert with Isla Grant, to take place in Rathcabbin Church. To book your seat contact Betty at (087) 6667374 or Oliver at (087) 4159585.

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 maths including bath toilet and shower math’s, soiled or wet clothing. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep two adults employed. Many thanks for your continued support.

GAA News

Under 21: Our Under 21's got their North 'B' Championship campaign off to the best possible start with a 2-19 to 2-8 win over Borrisokane in Borrisokane on Sunday afternoon with both goals coming from Jamie Lewis. Lorrha's next game is against Portroe in Portroe on Sunday 16th October at 12 noon.

Tipperary Clubs Draw: The October draw takes place this Friday 14th October in Templemore. All promoters are asked to bring their accounts up to date.

All Stars: Congratulations to Patrick 'Bonner' Maher who was nominated for a Hurling All Star last week. The All Star awards take place on Friday 4th November.  Well done also to Brian Hogan was also nominated in the goalkeeper category for an Under 21 Rising Star award but wasn't selected on the team on the year.

Lotto: Our jackpot is now €10,800 with a Match 3 pot of €100. Thank you for your continued support. You can play our lotto online at www.locallotto.ie where it is easy to play every week. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5.

Social Dancing: on Friday night to the music of Unity. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am. At our Social Dance on Friday 28th October with Checkers, the Social Dance committee will donate the profits from the door takings the Tipperary Alzheimers Society while a raffle will also take place.


Lorrha Notes

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 Congratulations is extended to Dr Shane Murray, son of Margaret and Frank, Portland, Lorrha, who was conferred recently with an Honours Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree by University of Leicester.  Shane also received the Phillip Hammersley Gold Medal 2016, and the BMA Prize for Clinical Excellence 2016. Well done Shane and the best of luck in the future.                                                                   

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Congratulations to Leanne Sullivan from Redwood who won  the Connemara under 9 years Irish dancing championships which were held on Saturday last. A student with "Stephanie Power School of Irish Dance", out of the first four dances, Leanne won three and secured a second place in the fourth. Well done Leanne.

New Arrival.

Congratulations and every good wish is extended to Pat and Clare Bourke, Rathcabbin on the birth of their son William James who arrived into the world on September 20th. A little brother for Marie Clare, Julie, Patrick and Thomas. Well done to all.

Invitation.

Tipperary County Council Library Service invites you to attend the annual Tipperary people and places lecture series, which returns to Tipperary studies, The Source, Cathedral St., Thurles for its tenth series this winter. The Lectures take place on the third Tuesday of each month commencing in October and running until March 2017 at 7.30pm. Admission is free, tea will be served and all is welcome. For further information contact Mary Guinan Darmody or John O’Gorman on (076) 1066123 or email: studies@tipperarycoco.ie

Tidy Towns

Congratulations and well done to Lorrha Development / Tidy Towns committee who gained a further four marks in this year’s competition. A very encouraging and favourable report was received with the adjudicator commenting that ‘it is always a treat to stroll around this lovely village and enjoy some wonderful structures that host unique architectural qualities’. Community Involvement & Planning, Wildlife, Habitats and Natural Amenities, Residential Streets & Housing Areas, Sustainable Waste and Resource Management were the four categories where one point each was gained. The committee wish to thank everyone who helped in whatever way in keeping up this high standard which does make a difference for all who live in and around the village. A special thanks to the hard working lads on the scheme John, Michael and Tommy and to the overseeing committee who volunteer loads of time throughout the year. The committee would like to take this opportunity to extend get well wishes to John Milne who is recovering from an operation.

Lorrha School Welcomes Liam

Our very own Bonner Maher along with two more Lorrha men, Brian Hogan and selector John Madden, brought the Liam McCarthy cup and the Munster cup to our school last week. They were accompanied by Development officer Paudie Malone.  Our pupils entertained the attendance with music and they had their own version of the Lorrha Rap which was most enjoyable.  Pupils had the opportunity to talk to the lads, get signatures on their jerseys and hurl and have their photograph taken. Parishioners joined in along with parents and grandparents to make the occasion memorable. Bonner recalled his time spent in the school and hitting a ball around the school pitch. We extend thanks to him and to Brian and John and we especially wish Bonner the very best of luck when he travels to Syria later this week on his tour of duty with the Irish Troops. We look forward to his return home and to continuing his career with Tipp hurling. Many thanks to all the adults who turned out in such fine numbers.  Congratulations to all the pupils who participated in the Schools Cross Country Championships which were held in Thurles last week. Well done to all.

Safe Trip.

A safe trip is extended to Lorrha’s Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher when he travels to the Golan Heights this week on a tour of duty with the Irish Army. We wish him well and look forward to his safe return in six month’s time.

Church News.

Please note that the Rosary will be recited before Mass during the month of October. A day for sacristans will take place in St. Ruadhan’s Church, Lorrha on Saturday October 8th from 10.30am to 3.00p.m. For details send a S.A.E. to Fr. Pat Mulcahy P.P. Lorrha. Those who are interested in being more involved and active in the parish are also invited to attend. Next Friday, 7th October is the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary and is also the First Friday of the month. Mass in Rathcabbin Church at 7.30p.m. This will be Mass of Enrolment for children and parents of those,  in this Parish, who will receive the Sacrament of Communion for Life    -   formerly known as First Holy Communion.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Annie Cowan, Lorrha on the death of her sister Teresa McKenna, Borrisokane who died recently. May she rest in peace.

Art Classes.

Arts & Crafts for children (5 years up) on Saturdays at 4.00 and 5.30pm, starting on October 8th for 8 weeks. Drawing for children (9 years up) on Wednesdays at 7.15pm, starting on October 5th in Bramble Art Studio, Lorrha , for 8 weeks. Please contact Ute: 087-9151356 or 090 9747127 Early booking advisable.

Isla Grant Concert.

The Parish Pastoral Council are organising a concert with Isla Grant, to take place in Rathcabbin Church. To book your seat contact Betty at (087) 6667374 or Oliver at (087) 4159585.

First Aid at Redwood NS

A certified first aid course including CPR and AED will be held in Redwood NS on Wednesday, 12th October at 7p.m. The course costs €35 per person and will be certified for 2 years. Booking essential on 090 9747186 or redwoodns@live.ie.

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 maths including bath toilet and shower math’s, soiled or wet clothing. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep two adults employed. Many thanks for your continued support.

GAA News.

 

Under 21: We are drawn in a group with Portroe, Borrisokane and Ballinahinch/Templederry and the championship gets underway this Sunday 9th October at 11.30am against Borrisokane in Borrisokane

Liam MacCarthy Cup visits Lorrha: The Liam MacCarthy Cup visited the parish last Tuesday with Patrick Maher, Brian Hogan and John Madden bringing the All Ireland trophy to Lorrha, Redwood and Rathcabbin National Schools, as well as Killeen NS, where Brian Hogan went to school. It also paid a visit to St Kieran's Nursing Home while later in the evening at the Clubhouse, all our juvenile players were able to get their hands on the trophy before a special event later in the night where special presentations were made to our three heroes by chairman Graham Downes while local All Ireland Fleadh winner William Holmes was also present to play some tunes. The club would like to thank Bonner, Brian and John for giving their time on the day with thousands of photos being taken by very happy Tipperary supporters. The club would also like to wish Patrick Maher the very best as he leaves this week for his six month tour of duty to the Middle East with the Irish Army.

Tipperary Clubs Draw: The October draw takes place on Friday 14th October in Templemore. All promoters are asked to bring their accounts up to date.

Lotto: Our jackpot is now €10,800 with a Match 3 pot of €100. Thank you for your continued support. You can play our lotto online at www.locallotto.ie where it is easy to play every week. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5.

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

Sympathy: Lorrha GAA Club would like to sympathise with the Morris family, Nenagh on the death of Jane Devaney, who passed away last week. May she rest in peace.