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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

Book Now.

The number one event in your diary this coming week-end is to go along to Rathcabbin Players production of “Thy Will Be Done” which will take place over four nights 19th, 20th, 21, 22nd, in Rathcabbin Hall. The Players will also be back on stage on Saturday night 28th and Sunday 29th. Written by Michael Carey and produced by Marian Frawley from Portumna booking is essential on (087) 2360 096 between  6.00pm and 8.00pm daily . Doors open at 8.00 for curtain at 8.30pm sharp.

Church News.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament continues on Thursday’s from 10am to 8pm in Rathcabbin  Church. We invite all parishioners to come and stay a while in the presence of Jesus.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to the relatives of Dick Murray, late of Carrigahorig, Lorrha who died suddenly on January 12th  in Portumna Retirement Village. After funeral Mass on Sunday last, burial took place in Castletown Cemetery, Moneygall. May he rest in peace.

Rathcabbin First Responders.

An information evening for all members will take place on Monday Jan. 23rd at 7.30pm in Rathcabbin Hall followed by a refresher course in CFR with David McEvoy. New members welcome. Please contact Martina on (087) 2922783 for further details.

Lorrha First Responders Group.

Now that the defibilator is installed in Lorrha Village, we need to set up First Responder Group.  A meeting has been arranged for this coming Wednesday, 18th January, in the Community Hall Lorrha at 8.30pm.  Anyone interested please attend.  If you cannot attend and want to make a difference to someone's life and want to join the group and want training, please contact Ruth on 0879463749 or Nancy on 0877613458.

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.

Lorrha Camogie

Our medal presentation for our Junior Camogie league winners will take place this Friday evening 20th Jan from 9.30 in the Ferry Inn. We invite everyone to join us to celebrate on what promises to be a great night.

Training:  Junior training will continue with circuits on Friday evenings in the sports complex in Moatfield at 8.45 from Friday 27th January. All players are asked to attend and new players are always welcome and encouraged to come along.

Christmas market:  Many thanks to all those who supported our recent fundraiser at the Lorrha Christmas market. The winners of our 'Guess the number of balloons' were 1st prize: Voucher for David Broderick sports therapy- Ronan King, 2nd prize: Hamper from Naylors Car Dismantlers- Lisa Duggan, 3rd prize: EJCO hamper Pauline McIntyre, there were spot prize winners on the day also. Thanks to all those who baked and bought cakes at our cake sale. Thanks also to Portumna Hire Agri for the use of their New Holland tractor to fill with balloons on the day and to all our sponsors for their fantastic support. Happy new year to all from Lorrha Camogie!

Milford Care Centre:

A 10 km Walk/ Jog/ Run will take place on Sunday, January 29th at the University of Limerick with a start time of 12 noon.  The 10km is open to runners and walkers of all levels and ability with all proceeds going directly to Milford Hospice. Participants will congregate on the UL Plaza for warm up prior to starting, winding its way round the campus and Plassey Road before finishing on the UL track. It is an official AAI measured route.  Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places both male and female categories.  To register online visit www.eventmaster.ie or you can register on Saturday 28th from 12noon to 3pm in the Reception of the UL Arena. Any queries contact the Fundraising Department, Milford Hospice on 061 485859/ 585860. Your support is gratefully appreciated.

Spring De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the spring 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.

A.G.M.

Portumna Arts Group & Shorelines Festival AGM  will be held on Thursday night January 26th at 8pm in the Portumna Retirement Village. All very welcome -- please do come along if you are interested in getting involved or contact a committee member.

Used Stamps. 

The ISPCC receives less than 10% government funding, yet we are the only organisation in Ireland providing a 24 hour listening support service for children and young people. You can help us support our services by turning your used stamps into money. All you need to do is put your used stamps into an envelope and send to: ISPCC, 29 Lower Baggot St., Dublin 2. There’s no need to lift them off the envelope, but if you have time to trim them leave a 1cm margin all around. Even a little stamp can make a difference.

GAA News

Auction: will take place on Sunday 29th January in Moatfield at 2.00pm. Timber cutting is well underway and any help over the next three weeks would be appreciated.

Membership: for 2017 is now due. €90 – Adult player; €50 – Minor/College student; €30 – Non-playing Adult (+€70 extra for gym membership); €20 – Juvenile (16 and under); €90 – Family (2 adults and 2 children, capped at €100 for three or more children).

Closing date for membership for all adult and juvenile players is the last day of February to be insured in training and games while the closing date for all membership is 31st March. It is important to remember that our total number of adult members by 31st March is the number the County Board will use towards our ticket allocations for Tipperary games so it is in your interest to have membership paid by then. Membership can be paid to club registrar Louise Mannion or can also be done online at www.locallotto.ie. Members can also log onto www.grma.gaa.ie to get their new GAA Rewards card.

Referees: If anyone in the club wishes to become a referee and is interested in doing a referee course then can you please contact Shane Brophy on 0876989612.

Lotto: Our jackpot is €3,600 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play our lotto online at www.locallotto.ie.


Lorrha Notes

There is still a small quantity of the 2017 Lorrha & Dorrha Parish Calendar on sale. 
To have a copy posted to you call (086) 8647166 or email: info@lorrhadorrha.ie

I don't know!!! Martin Griffin (Peter Seman),Jack Griffin (Pat Kennedy), Peteen Griffin (Hubert Hogan) rehearsing for "Thy Will Be Done" by Rathcabbin Players. For full details continue reading.

Thy Will Be Done.

Rathcabbin Players forthcoming production “Thy Will Be Done” will be staged in Rathcabbin Hall from Thursday January 19th to 22nd and for two nights only the following week-end the 28th and 29th.  This comedy was written by Michael Carey and is produced by Marian Frawley from Portumna. Booking line open on  (087) 2360 096 between  6.00pm and 8.00pm daily from Jan.14th.  Doors open at 8.00 for curtain at 8.30pm sharp. A great night’s entertainment and not a play to be missed.

Church News.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament continues on Thursday’s from 10am to 8pm in Rathcabbin  Church. We invite all parishioners to come and stay a while in the presence of Jesus.

Well Done.

Congratulations is extended to Sr. Francesca Slevin (Australia) and formerly from Kilregane who recently celebrated her 100th  birthday. Well done Sr. Francesca.

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.
Courses.

Portumna College of Further Education (Old VEC) (gretb) St. Brigid's Rd, Portumna. Recognised QQI/FETAC Healthcare:  Care of the Older Person & Disability Studies. Horticulture, Tourism, and other courses in Computers, Sewing and Spanish. michael.cunniffe@gretb.ie  call or text  09097 41946 / 087 6258696

Spring De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the spring 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

Adjourned AGM: was held in the Clubhouse last Wednesday night and was well attended. Padraig Madden was elected the new chairman, succeeding Graham Downes. Michael Kennedy was elected secretary and Co Board Delegate while Declan O'Meara remains as Treasurer.
The remaining managements teams were also confirmed: Under 21: David Needham, Michael O'Carroll, Michael Kennedy, Graham Houlihan, Minor (with Shannon Rovers Gaels): David Needham & Jimmy Dunne.
It was also revealed the club received funding towards traffic calming measures outside the clubhouse with Tipperary County Council to draw up a plan in the coming weeks.

Auction: will take place on Sunday 29th January in Moatfield at 2.00pm. Timber cutting is well underway and any help over the next three weeks would be appreciated.

Membership: for 2017 is now due. €90 – Adult player; €50 – Minor/College student; €30 – Non-playing Adult (+€70 extra for gym membership); €20 – Juvenile (16 and under); €90 – Family (2 adults and 2 children, capped at €100 for three or more children). Closing date for membership for all adult and juvenile players is the last day of February to be insured in training and games while the closing date for all membership is 31st March. It is important to remember that our total number of adult members by 31st March is the number the County Board will use towards our ticket allocations for Tipperary games so it is in your interest to have membership paid by then. Membership can be paid to club registrar Louise Mannion or can also be done online at www.locallotto.ie. Members can also log onto www.grma.gaa.ie to get their new GAA Rewards card.

Referees: If anyone in the club wishes to become a referee and is interested in doing a referee course then can you please contact Shane Brophy on 0876989612.

Lotto: Our jackpot is €3,600 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play our lotto online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: on Friday 13th January with Teddy & Cathal Barry. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

 

 


Lorrha Notes

A number of copies of the Lorrha Dorrha Parish calendar is still on sale throughout the parish.

Bridie Lavin (Pauline Walsh), Jack Griffin (Pat Kennedy), Martin Griffin (Peter Seman) busy rehearsing for Rathcabbin Players forthcoming production "Thy Will Be Done" which will run from Thursday January 19th to 22nd and for two nights only the following week-end the 28th and 29th

Sympathy.

The unexpected death took place on Saturday 31st December of Mike Molloy, Portland, Lorrha and Shannon Park, Portumna. Sympathy is extended to Marian and their daughter Grainne, his sister and brother, relatives and friends on his untimely passing. After funeral Mass in St. Brigid’s Church Portumna on Tuesday January 3rd burial took place in Calvary Cemetery, Portumna. May he rest in peace.

Date for your Diary.

Rathcabbin Players forthcoming production “Thy Will Be Done” will be staged in Rathcabbin Hall from Thursday January 19th to 22nd and for two nights only the following week-end the 28th and 29th.  This comedy was written by Michael Carey and produced by Marian Frawley from Portumna. Booking line will soon be open.

Church News.

Mass will be celebrated in Lorrha at 10am and in Rathcabbin at 7.30pm for the Feast of The Epiphany of the Lord and is also the First Friday on January 6th. which is a Holyday of obligation. From 8pm to 8.30pm in Rathcabbin, people are invited to bring Christmas poems, prayers, prose and reflection. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament recommences in Rathcabbin Church on Thursday January 5th from 10am to 8pm.

2017 Parish Calendar.

There are still some copies of the 2017 Lorrha & Dorrha parish calendar available and can be purchased 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 or call (086) 8647166.

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.

Start The New Year With a Smile!!!

Hospital regulations require a wheel chair for patients being discharged.
However, while working as a student nurse, Jane found one elderly gentleman already dressed and sitting on the bed with a suitcase at his feet, who insisted he didn't need her help to leave the hospital.
After a chat about rules being rules, he reluctantly let the young nurse wheel him to the elevator.
On the way down Jane asked him if his wife was meeting him.
'I don't know,' he said. 'She's still upstairs in the bathroom changing out of her hospital gown.'
Thanks Paul for sharing this with us.

If you have a joke you would like to share with readers of this web site, please send to info@lorrhadorrha.ie

GAA News.

Adjourned AGM: is fixed for this evening, Wednesday 4thJanuary in the Clubhouse at 8pm. Nominations are being sought for positions of Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and Co Board Delegate. Nominations can be brought to the meeting on the night. All members are asked to attend.

Auction: will take place on Sunday 29th January at 2.00pm

Lotto: Our jackpot is €3,450 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play our lotto online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: on Friday 6th January with Brendan McGee. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

Lorrha GAA Club would like to wish all our players, members, supporters and parishioners a Happy New Year.


Lorrha Notes

             

                     Happy New Year To All Readers Of  This Web Site

Don't forget to get your copy of the 2017 edition of the Lorrha Dorrha Parish Calendar.
To order a copy by post email: info@lorrhadorrha.ie or call (086) 8647166.

Church News
Mass will be celebrated on Friday 30th:  at 9.30am for the  Feast of the Holy Family. 1.00pm  Mass  (Lorrha)

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to the O’Meara family Birr, and the relatives of  Patrick (Podge) O’Meara, formerly from Rathcabbin. After funeral Mass in St. Brendan’s Church Birr on Saturday 24th burial took place in Clonoghill Cemetery, Birr. May he rest in peace.
Sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Tom Corrigan England and formally Lorrha who died recently. His ashes will be buried in Lorrha Cemetery on Saturday January 7th. May he rest in peace.

Sympathy is extended to the Ryan family Derrinsallow on the death of their mother Patricia which occurred on Christmas Day. After funeral Mass in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church Rathcabbin on Wednesday Dec 28th burial took place in St. Ruadhan’s Abbey Cemetery, Lorrha. May she rest in peace.

Date for your Diary.

Rathcabbin Players forthcoming production “Thy Will Be Done” will be staged in Rathcabbin Hall from Thursday January 19th to 22nd and for two nights only the following week-end the 28th and 29th.  This comedy was written by Michael Carey and will be produced by Marian Frawley from Portumna. Rathcabbin Players would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy Christmas and look forward to meeting you all in January.

2017 Parish Calendar.

There are still some copies of the 2017 Lorrha & Dorrha parish calendar available and can be purchased 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.

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

Adjourned AGM: is fixed for Wednesday 4th January in the Clubhouse at 8pm. Nominations are now being accepted for positions of Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and Co Board Delegate. Nominations can be brought to the meeting on the night. All members are asked to attend.

Auction: will take place on Sunday 29th January at 2.00pm

Lotto: Our jackpot is €3,300 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play our lotto online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: on Friday 30th December with Glen Flynn. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

Lorrha GAA Club would like to wish all our players, members, supporters and parishioners a Happy New Year.


Lorrha Notes

           

                  Merry Christmas to all readers of Lorrhadorrha.ie

Don’t forget to purchase your copy of the Lorrha & Dorrha parish calendar. 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.

Congratulations is extended to Eoin McIntyre, son of Aidan and Pauline, Portland, Lorrha who was recently conferred with an Honours B.Ed. degree from St. Patrick’s College. A college of DCU.  Well done Eoin and all the best in the future.

Congratulations to Ava Young Lorrha pictured with coaches Padraig Hennessy and Aidan  Whelan who presented her with a Double grade in Bo-Ju-Kai at Nenagh kickboxing club. Ava is a pupil of Lorrha N.S. and we wish her continued success.

Lorrha & Dorrha Parish Calendar.

Don’t forget to purchase your copy of the Lorrha & Dorrha parish calendar. 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.

Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns.

The committee wish to offer thanks to everyone who helped them in so many ways throughout the last year and they would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy and peaceful Christmas with many blessings in the new year.

Late Tom Lambe.

The peaceful death took place on Monday December 12th at St. Kieran’s Care Home, Rathcabbin of Tom Lambe, Coolross, Rathcabbin.  Tom who was in his 98th year was well know through his sporting career. He will be missed by all who knew him. Predeceased by his daughter Anne, he is survived by his wife Annie, daughter Mary, son Willie, sister Maureen Moran (Rathcabbin), sisters in-law, grandchildren Pauline, Thomas, John, Rebekah and their partners, 6 great – grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and a wide circle of friends. After funeral Mass in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church, Rathcabbin on Wednesday 14th. burial took place Bonaham cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Church News

Christmas arrangements. Christmas Eve,  Saturday,  24th December - Vigil Mass in Lorrha Church at 8.00pm and on Christmas Day - Sunday 25th  in Redwood Church – 9.30a.m. and  in Rathcabbin  Church at 11.30a.m.
Sacrament of Reconciliation i.e. (communal examination of conscience and confession) in Lorrha Church  6.30 – 7.30 p.m. on Wednesday 21st December.

Prepare for the coming of Santa with a short prayer service and blessing from Fr. Pat in our Lady Queen of Ireland Church on Christmas Eve (Sat) at 6.00pm.  See you there!

Date for your Diary.

Rathcabbin Players forthcoming production “Thy Will Be Done” will be staged in Rathcabbin Hall from Thursday January 19th to 22nd and for two nights only the following week-end the 28th and 29th.  This comedy was written by Michael Carey and will be produced by Marian Frawley from Portumna. Rathcabbin Players would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy Christmas and look forward to meeting you all in January.

Arts Dinner.

Portumna Arts Group & Shorelines Arts Festival would like to wish all our friends, sponsors, performers, volunteers and audiences a very Happy Christmas!

And, on the 12th night as is customary, the annual Arts Dinner will once again take place in O’Meara’s Restaurant on January 6th at 7.15 pm.

3-Course menu for €20 (choice of starter/main/dessert incl. vegetarian option). With a complimentary glass of wine and lots of fun, this is an ideal way to celebrate the last day of Christmas. Booking is essential - drop your €20 to Noelle in Hayes & Hayes Pharmacy or Joan in the Credit Union by 31st December. Any questions -- M: 085-1925466.

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

 

Senior Club AGM: was held in the Clubhouse last Thursday night in front of a good attendance. In their final reports, Secretary Shane Brophy and Treasurer Declan O'Meara respectively provided details accounts for the past year with while Chairman Graham Downes thanked everyone for their work but also announced that he would be stepping down as chairman.
The following officers were elected: President – Michael O'Meara (The Hill); Vice-Presidents – Fr Pat Mulcahy, Sean O'Meara; Chairman – Vacant; Vice-Chairpersons – Pat Kennedy, Padraig Madden; Secretary – Vacant; Assistant Secretary – Shane Brophy; Treasurer – Vacant; Assistant Treasurer & Registrar – Louise Mannion; PRO – Shane Brophy; County Board Delegate – Vacant; Development Officers – Tony Coen, Tommy Cahalan; Coaching Officer – JP Houlihan; Schools Officer – Dessie Clancy; Cultural Officer – David Broderick; Health & Wellbeing Officer – Vacant; Players Reps – to be confirmed by senior and junior hurling managements.
Tom Madden (manager), Ken Hogan (coach) and Padraig Madden were ratified as the senior hurling management for 2017 while Joe Dolan and Adrian Molloy will be in charge of the junior hurlers. Under 21 management has yet to be confirmed following an approach by Shannon Rovers Gaels over a possible amalgamation while mentors for the minor amalgamation have also to be confirmed in the coming weeks.

The Adjourned AGM is fixed for Wednesday 4th January in the Clubhouse at 8pm. Nominations are now being accepted for positions of Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and Co Board Delegate. Nominations can be brought to the meeting on the night. All members are asked to attend.

Auction: will take place on Sunday 29th August at 2.00pm

Schools: Congratulations to Colm Fogarty who helped Borrisokane Community College to win the Tipperary Post Primary Schools Under 15 'B' hurling title recently.

Lotto: Congratulations to Bridie Harnett who won the Lorrha GAA Lotto jackpot of €12,150 last week. The lucky numbers were: 8 – 15 – 16 – 20. The promoter of the winning ticket was Martin Hough and both were presented with their winnings last Sunday evening. Our jackpot now reverts to €3000 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play our lotto online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: on Friday 23rd December to the music of Pat & Richie and on Friday 30th December with Glen Flynn. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

Sympathy: Lorrha GAA Club would like to sympathise with the Lambe family on the passing of Tom Lambe, Coolross, at the age of 98. Tom Lambe was a very active man and loved athletics and hurling in equal measure. From an early age he was a classy hurler, particularly in the half back line and helped Lorrha to the County Intermediate title in 1946 and the North Senior Hurling title in 1948, hurling at adult level for over 20 years before going onto be a selector on numerous teams as well as being active in club affairs. He was presented with a Sean Ghael award by the Tipperary County Board in 2010. May he rest in peace.

Lorrha GAA Club would like to wish all our players, members, supporters and parishioners as Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Construction Industry Careers.

Construction Industry Federation’s Jobs website aimed at getting people to stay home this Christmas as salaries in industry increasing cifjobs.ie targeting the Diaspora to fill 112,000 jobs required up to 2020 as activity in the regions expected to grow

The Construction Industry Federation has launched a website featuring career opportunities in the construction industry.   Demand for skills is outstripping supply and Hays Recruitment’s recent salary guide reporting that those with experience in the sector seeing salary increases of 10%.  Another report commissioned by the CIF, (Demand for Skills in Construction to 2020) and carried out by DKM economic consultants, states that construction activity can sustain an additional 112,000 jobs up to 2020 with an estimated €19 billion worth of projects in the pipeline in 2017.

The website features jobs with leading construction companies and is aimed to show those returning home for Christmas that their skills are in demand.  DKM estimated that the Irish industry will require up to 2020 in the region of:

  •     15,200 electricians
  •     7, 800 bricklayers
  •     11,800 plumbers
  •     30,800 carpenters and joiners
  •     13,900 plasters/Floor and tilers
  •     9,400 painters and decorators
  •     9,600 managers
  •     18,100 operatives
  •     27,600 general labourers

Director General of the CIF, Tom Parlon stated;

“The construction industry is growing strongly across all our sectors and trades.  We are asking Irish people with construction experience who have left Ireland to consider returning to take up a role in construction.  There is sufficient work in the pipeline to require about another 112,000 jobs up to 2020 and beyond.

The Government’s will likely expand the €43billion Capital Programme in 2017, the Rebuilding Ireland Strategy envisages an annual output of 25,000 houses per year by 2020 and the demand for specialist buildings related to FDI is increasing.  So, there is a basis for people to build strong careers in construction here in Ireland.

The recent Hays Recruitment Salary guide showed that salaries are on the increase and approaching those levels of Canada, Australia and the US for those with experience particularly in QS, architecture, building services and increasingly the trades.  The CIF is attempting to ensure there are sufficient skilled employees by engaging in several initiatives.  We’re working with the Education and Training Boards (ETBs) to upskill those on the live register with construction experience.  We’re attracting young people into the industry by highlighting the modern globalised careers available.  Finally, we’re trying to get the positive news about the industry and Ireland in general to those in the diaspora to attract them back.  Cifjobs.ie will highlight the jobs available in our member companies and allow potential candidates to engage directly with Ireland’s leading construction companies.”

The CIF is partnering with a number of organisations such as DKM consultants, Hays Recruitment Ireland, ICDS Recruitment, Back4Good.ie and the CIF’s Pension Administration Services to inform Irish emigrants of the opportunities in Ireland.

 


Lorrha Notes

The recently elected Rathcabbin Players committee who will oversee the forthcoming production by Marian Frawley of Michael Carey’s comedy “Thy Will Be Done”. The play will go on stage from Thursday January 19th to 22nd and again the second week-end for two further nights the 28th and 29th.  From left:  Mary Dermody (Secretary), Rose Mannion (P.R.O.), Ray Kennedy (Chairman), Pat Kennedy (Vice Chairman), Catherine Bourke (Assistant Secretary), Eamon Symth and Willie Reddin (Treasurers). 

The 2017 edition of the Lorrha Dorrha calendar which is available in the local shops. If you would like to have a copy posted to you, contact info@lorrhadorrha.ie or call (086) 8647166

Raffle Results.

Congratulations to the following who were winners in the Lorrha Christmas market and auction raffle which was held on Sunday Dec. 4th.  Food hamper: R.J. Wilson (Lorrha), Bt. Whiskey: Arnold Walsh (Lorrha), Bt. wine: Michael Killeen (Lorrha), Bt. Wine: Ann Reddan (Lorrha), set of knives: Teresa Walker (The Ferry), Box biscuits: Attracta Nevin (Nenagh), Christmas crackers: Gay Needham (Lorrha). The lovely home made Christmas cake was won by Liam Lewis (Rathcabbin) who correctly guessed the weight. Well done to all and thank you most sincerely for your support. Happy Christmas to everyone.

Party Night.

To get you in the Christmas spirit, Louis and Kathleen McCormack Abbeyville will host a Christmas party on Friday night 16th from 9pm. Bring along your singing voice and a musical instrument if you have one and join the festivities. Light refreshments served. All are welcome.

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.

Graduation.

Congratulations is extended to Eoin McIntyre, son of Aidan and Pauline, Portland, Lorrha who was recently conferred with an Honours B.Ed. degree from St. Patrick’s College. A college of DCU. Well done Eoin and all the best for the future.

Kickboxing Award.

Congratulations is extended to Ava Young, daughter of Michael and Anna, Lorrha, who was presented with a Double grade in Bo-ju-kai at Nenagh kickboxing club recently. A pupil of Lorrha N.S. Ava loves her kickboxing. Well done Ava.


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.

Christmas Get Together.

Rathcabbin Players are holding a Christmas get together on Friday night 16th in Kelly’s Rathcabbin from 9.30pm. Everyone is invited and we look forward to seeing you there.

Community Hero Award.

David McEvoy from Birr First Responders was the winner of the National Community Hero award last week. His group have saved numerous lives and have trained 1,400 people over the past four years, some of them from this parish. They have responded to 568 calls and are on duty 24/7. In thanksgiving for voting for him David invites everyone to join him in celebrations on Friday night Dec 30th from 9pm in Dooly’s Hotel Birr. Everyone is welcome.

Late Terence White.

The sudden death occurred on Tuesday December 6th of Terry White, Lorrha and formerly Staffordshire and Sheffield. Sympathy is extended to his wife Nancy, sons Ian, Gary and David, daughters in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, sister Pat, brothers in-law, sisters in-law, nieces, nephews, neighbours, relatives and friends. After Service in St. Ruadhan’s C.O.I. on Saturday morning 10th , burial took place in St. Ruadhan’s R.C. cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Rapunzel in Banagher.

Banagher College Coláiste na Sionna, Transition Year class present, ‘Rapunzel’ in The School Hall at 7.30pm on Wednesday 14th & Thursday 15th December.   Tickets at door -  adults €8 and Children €4.
Tracing Relations Reminder.

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

Sacrament of Reconciliation for Christmas, in Borrisokane Church on Monday, December 19th  at 8.00pm

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.

Gaa News

Senior Club AGM: on this Thursday 15th December at 8pm in the GAA Centre. All members and non-members are welcome to attend.

Schools: Congratulations to Colm Fogarty who helped Borrisokane Community College to win the Tipperary Post Primary Schools Under 15 'B' hurling title recently.

Tipperary Clubs Draw: The club had no winner in the December draw held last week. Thanks to everyone who subscribes to the draw.

Lotto: Congratulations to Bridie Harnett who won the Lorrha GAA Lotto jackpot of €12,150 last week. The lucky numbers were: 8 – 15 – 16 – 20. The promoter of the winning ticket was Martin Hough.  Our jackpot now reverts to €3000 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play our lotto online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: on Friday 23rd December to the music of Pat & Richie and on Friday 30th December with the Moynihan Brothers. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

Sympathy: Lorrha GAA Club would like to sympathise with the Lambe family on the passing of Tom Lambe, Coolross, at the age of 98. Tom Lambe was a very active man and loved athletics and hurling in equal measure. From an early age he was a classy hurler, particularly in the half back line and helped Lorrha to the County Intermediate title in 1946 and the North Senior Hurling title in 1948, hurling at adult level for over 20 years before going onto be a selector on numerous teams as well as being active in club affairs. He was presented with a Sean Ghael award by the Tipperary County Board in 2010. May he rest in peace.


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.

 


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 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.