Lorrha/Dorrha
 

Local News

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

Lorrha Notes

Sackie O'Brien & his sister Mary with their pumpkins which Sackie grew for Halloween. 
Sackie is holding two large courgettes, the bigger of the two measuring 18 inches long by 17 inches in diameter at the largest point. A keen gardener Sackie has always grown vegetables and potatoes but has never had courgettes as big before. 

 

Late Annie Coughlan.

The death occurred recently after a short illness, of Annie Coughlan, Gurteen, Rathcabbin which has left a huge void in the lives of her family.  Annie who was born and raised in the parish (nee Larkin from Derry), married fellow parishioner Jim Coughlan (Curragha) in 1956 and lived for a short time in Curragha before settled into farming life in Gurteen and to raising their family there. Big supporters of all things that happened in the parish, they loved to dance and they attended the many dances which was held in Rathcabbin Hall through the years. Indeed, Annie enjoyed and supported everything whether it be concerts, plays etc. that was held in the hall. She loved life, meeting people, chatting and getting out and about.  She was a devout religious lady who was a member of the parish choir and she attended the Holy hour every Thursday in Rathcabbin Church. Annie never missed a Pilgrimage to Knock where she prayed for family and friends.
She had a great interest in what was happening both locally and nationally through reading the papers and in more recent years she quickly learned the use of texting on her mobile phone, having a facebook account and had her own Tablet to keep her up to date with all the news on- line. Over the years, both Annie and Jim established faithful and lasting friendships and they were also blessed to have good neighbours.
She will be sadly missed by long time friends and neighbours, but in particular by her family to whom sympathy is extended.
Pre-deceased by her husband Jim, sons Eugene and Edward, she is survived by her daughters Phil O'Hanlon (Parteen), Rita Coughlan (Annacotty), Annette Sullivan (Rathcabbin) and Fiona Ryan (Crinkle), sons Seamus and Kieran (Rathcabbin), sons-in-law Oliver, Mike and Teddy, daughter-in-law Concepta, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers Frank, Jim and Kieran (Limerick), brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, extended family, neighbours and friends. After concelebrated funeral Mass in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church Rathcabbin, burial took place in Bonoham Cemetery. May she rest in peace with Jim, Eugene and Edward.

Reminder.

Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns A.G.M. will take place on Tuesday night November 21st at 9.00pm in Lorrha Community Hall. We invite you to come along, get involved and support the ongoing work around the village. Look forward to seeing you there.

Lorrha Annual Christmas Market.

The Lorrha Annual Christmas Market and Auction will take place on Sunday 3rd Dec as usual.
Items are required for the auction so if you have anything that you think is suitable to go under the hammer, please contact Louis (086) 849 3595. Anyone wishing to take a table to sell their produce, toys, christmas goods, baking, jewellery, veg & potatoes etc.  please contact Mary on (090) 9747196 or Liz on (090) 9747893 as soon as possible to book a table.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Rodney Gallagher & family, Lorrha, and extended family members on the death of his father Joe, Syngefield, Birr which occurred on Sunday 5th November. After funeral Mass on Wednesday 8th burial took place in Clonoghill Cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Rathcabbin Cardiac First Reponders

New members needed!
Our group responds to 999 calls for stroke, heart attack and choking from people living in the Rathcabbin area. Next training session will be held in Rathcabbin Hall at 7pm on Wednesday 22nd November, cost 10 euro. Please contact Stacey Guinan 087 6557098, Sharon O’Donnell 087 2280995 or Martina Duffy 087 2922783 for more information or check out our new facebook page.

Church News.

Vigil  Mass in Redwood Church will be at 6.30p.m. on Saturday, 18th November to facilitate people going to James Kilbane concert at 8.00p.m. in Rathcabbin Church.
Please remember to get your James Kilbane concert tickets, in time for Sat. 18th Nov. at 8.00pm,  Rathcabbin Church.   Tickets can be purchased after weekend Masses – Lorrha from Mary Coen,  from Martin Hough in Redwood and in  Rathcabbin from Maria Brophy.
Mass on Wednesday, 15th Nov.  in Lorrha Church at 7.30p.m. This Mass will be offered for the Holy Souls.
Visit to Cemeteries:  Prayers for the Faithful Departed will be said –  next  Sunday, 19th November Lorrha after 10.00a.m. Mass and Bonoham after 11.30a.m. Mass.

Milford Hospice, Light Up a Memory.

 The official ceremony to mark the illumination of the Light Up a Memory tree will take place at Milford Care Centre on Sunday, 10th December 2017 at 6.00pm. The ceremony will incorporate carol singing prior to the illumination of the tree followed by refreshments. Each person remembered on the tree will be enrolled in the Light Up A Memory Book which will be on display in the Hospice during the coming year. Lights will be switched off  on Sunday 7th January 2018 at 6.00pm, when Mass will be celebrated at Milford care centre for all those remembered on the Light Up A Memory tree.

Well Done.

Congratulations to the four Lorrha U14 girls Lisa Duggan, Celine Guinan, Frances Bugler and Niamh Ryan who are playing camogie with Shannon Rovers who won the ‘A’ League final recently. Full time score Shannon Rovers 6.5 Annacarty 5.4. Well done to the entire team and their management.

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 mats including bath toilet and shower mats soiled or wet clothing but good quality unwanted clothing for re-use (not recycling). All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep one adult employed. Many thanks for your continued support.

GAA News

Under 21: Huge congratulations to our under 21 hurlers who bridged a 34 year gap to win the North Tipp 'B' Hurling final following a gritty 1-4 to 0-6 final win over Silvermines in Toomevara on Saturday. Played in very soft conditions, the game was a real battle and despite not scoring in the second half, Brian Hogan's first half goal proved to be the difference.
Lorrha now progress to the County semi-final on weekend 25-26 November where they will play Golden Kilfeacle or Cappawhite Gaels who meet in the West final next weekend.

Fundraiser: The clubs 2500-to-1 fundraising draw with a prize fund of €10,000 will go ahead on Saturday 2nd December. We are urging all club members to make one final push to get the tickets sold for what is a vital fundraiser for the club. Your support would be appreciated.

Juvenile Table Quiz: Lorrha Juvenile Club's annual fundraising table quiz in Moatfield has been put back to Saturday 2nd December at 8.00pm.

Scor: The North final of Scor na nOg takes place in Borrisoleigh on Friday 17thNovember. Anyone wishing to take part in competitions including Figure Dancing, Solo Singing, Recitation/Storytelling; Ballad Group; Stage Presentation; Instrumental Music; Set Dancing and Table Quiz should contact any senior or juvenile club officer.

AGM: The Annual General Meeting of Lorrha GAA Club will take place in Moatfield on Tuesday 19th December at 8.00pm

Gear Order: The Club are putting together a gear order ahead of Christmas. Go to our facebook page to see details of what is on offer and how to order by closing date of Friday 24th November.

Juvenile Fitness Session: Noel Hogan has offered to do an evening workshop in Moatfield with juveniles in the parish from under 10 up to under 16 (Parent to attend also). It is called neutral adaption training and includes strength and stability in the ankles, knees, hips, glutes and quads. The cost to parents is €10 for a RIPTOOL resistance band which is supplied on the night and which is kept by the juveniles to practice at home. This would be of great benefit to the boys and girls. To register your interest or for more information contact Juvenile Club Chairman Tom Kennedy at 087 9191689

Lotto: Our jackpot is €3,6000 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

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


Lorrha Notes

                                                         Birthday Girls

Congratulations to Kathleen Kennedy Rathcabbin & Kathleen Houlihan Lorrha who celebrated their 95th birthdays recently.
Well done girls. 

 

Tidy Towns AGM

Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns A.G.M. will take place on Tuesday night November 21st at 8.00pm in Lorrha Community Hall. We invite you to come along, get involved and support the ongoing work around the village. Look forward to seeing you there.

Lorrha Annual Christmas Market.

The Lorrha Annual Christmas Market and Auction will take place as usual on the first Sunday in December which is the 3rd. This is always a very popular event because of your valued support and the organising committee are hoping that you will continue to help make it the success again that it has been in the past.
Items are required for the auction so if you have anything that you think is suitable to go under the hammer, please contact Louis (086) 849 3595. Anyone wishing to take a table to sell their produce, toys, christmas goods, baking, jewellery, veg & potatoes etc.  please contact Mary on (090) 9747196 or Liz on (090) 9747893 as soon as possible to book a table.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Rodney Gallagher & family, Lorrha, and extended family members on the death of his father Joe,  Syngefield, Birr which occurred on Sunday 5th November. After funeral Mass on Wednesday 8th burial took place in Clonoghill Cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Church News.

The Rosary will be recited before Vigil Mass and Sunday Masses during the month of November.
Mass on Wednesday, 8th November in Lorrha Church at 7.30p.m. This Mass will be offered for the Holy Souls.
This coming Friday (10th November) we will have our annual   Mass of Remembrance  at  7.30p.m. in  Lorrha 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.
Vigil  Mass in Redwood Church will be at 6.30p.m. on Saturday, 18th November to facilitate people going to James Kilbane concert at 8.00p.m. in Rathcabbin Church.
Laudato Sí:  Spreading the word seminar in The Heritage Centre Cloughjordan on Saturday,  November 18th, 10am – 1pm.   Welcome by Bishop Fintan, also professor Peadar Kirby and archbishop   K. O’Reilly. All welcome.
Please remember to get your James Kilbane concert tickets, in time for Sat. 18th Nov. at 8.00pm,  Rathcabbin Church.   Tickets can be purchased after weekend Masses – Lorrha from Mary Coen,  from Martin Hough in Redwood and in  Rathcabbin from Maria Brophy. 

Lorrha Camogie.

Commiserations to the Lorrha camogie team who were beaten by Ballina in the county final on Saturday last. Hard luck girls.

Active Retirement.

Lorrha active retirement wish to welcome everyone back after the summer break. The group are presently planning their winter activities and would love to see new members join them. They are in Lorrha Community Hall every Wednesday from 2.30p.m. All welcome.

Community Employment Vacancy at St. Cronan’s Service Nenagh

St. Cronan’s Service Nenagh has a CE vacancy on our Community Employment project for a Care Assistant a with a full B licence. Hours of work 19½ ,over 3 days. In order to be eligible for this position you must be in receipt of a Social Welfare payment. If you are interested, or would like further information please phone Deirdre on 0879772409 /0505 21426.

Fundraising Table Quiz.

Lorrha Juvenile club are holding a fundraising table quiz on Moatefield on Saturday night 11th November at 8.00pm. Raffle and spot prizes on the night. Please support. Congratulations is extended to Donie Ryan, Derrinsallow, on winning last week’s GAA lotto jackpot of €9,450. Well done Donie.

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 mats including bath toilet and shower mats soiled or wet clothing but good quality unwanted clothing for re-use (not recycling). All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep one adult employed. Many thanks for your continued support.

GAA News

Under 21: The U21 hurlers enjoyed a terrific 0-13 to 0-12 victory over Portroe in the North 'B' semi-final in Puckane last Sunday. Niall McIntyre's injury time point proved the winner in a tough contest. Lorrha will play Silvermines in the North Final in Toomevara this Saturday 11th November at 2.30pm. Best of luck to the players and mentors. All support would be appreciated.

Fundraiser: The clubs 2500-to-1 fundraising draw with a prize fund of €10,000 will go ahead on Saturday 2ndDecember. We are urging all club members to make one final push to get the tickets sold for what is a vital fundraiser for the club. Your support would be appreciated.

Juvenile Table Quiz: Lorrha Juvenile Club's annual fundraising table quiz in Moatfield due to have taken place on Saturday 11th November has been put back to Saturday 2nd December at 8.00pm.

Scor: The North final of Scor na nOg takes place in Borrisoleigh on Friday 17thNovember. Anyone wishing to take part in competitions including Figure Dancing, Solo Singing, Recitation/Storytelling; Ballad Group; Stage Presentation; Instrumental Music; Set Dancing and Table Quiz should contact any senior or juvenile club officer.

AGM: The Annual General Meeting of Lorrha GAA Club will take place in Moatfield on Tuesday 19th December at 8.00pm

Gear Order: The Club are putting together a gear order ahead of Christmas. Go to our facebook page to see details of what is on offer and how to order.

Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw: The club had no winner in the November draw held last Friday night.

Camogie: Hard luck to the Junior 'B' Camogie team who were defeated in the County final by Ballina last Saturday.

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

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


Lorrha Notes

Lorrha Juniors who were defeated by 14 man Newport by two points in the final last week-end.

Lorrha Camogie.

The best of luck is extended to the Lorrha Junior camogie girls when they play Ballina in the county final on Saturday next 4th Nov. at 11.30am in The Ragg camogie pitch. The girls beat  Ballingarry 1.11 to 1.4 in the semi-final to reach the ultimate place in the championship. The girls and management would welcome your support and we wish them well and hope they can do the double and repeat their league performance.

Hallowe’en Holiday Fancy Dress Disco
A big Hallowe’en Holiday Fancy Dress Disco will be held in aid of Rathcabbin NS in Kellys Lounge  on Friday 3rd November 6-8.30pm. Sweetshop and raffle.  Music by DJ Ray. All witches ghouls and vampires welcome.

Long Tail Competition
Kellys Rathcabbin host the Annual Long Tail Competition and Game Barbeque on Saturday 4th November. Music by The Hogan Family. All welcome to this great traditional Rathcabbin night in memory of Eddie Clancy and PJ Gorman.

Birthday Celebrations.

Happy 95th birthday is extended to Kathleen Kennedy Rathcabbin and to Kathleen Houlihan Lorrha who both celebrated the occasion over the week-end with their families. Well done to both girls and many good wishes to you both for the future.

Rathcabbin First Responders

New members needed!
Our group responds to 999 calls for stroke, heart attack and choking from people living in the Rathcabbin area. Next training session in November. Please contact Stacey Guinan 087 6557098, Sharon O’Donnell 087 2280995 or Martina Duffy 087 2922783 for more information or check out our new facebook page.

Sympathy

Rathcabbin Players wish to extend sympathy to playwrite Jimmy Keary on the death of his mother Eilish Carrigy who passed away on Thursday 26th.Oct.    Rathcabbin Players performed two of Keary’s plays “Too Close to Home” and “The Two loves of Gabriel Foley” and Jimmy and his mother travelled to Rathcabbin to view the productions and met up with all involved.  May she rest in peace.

Church News.

Wednesday, 1st November    -   Holyday of obligation   -   Feast of  All Saints. Masses: Lorrha Church at 10.00a.m.  and  Rathcabbin Church at 7.30p.m.
Thursday, 2nd November  -  Feast of All Souls. Mass in Rathcabbin Church at 7.30p.m.
Friday, 3rd November – First Friday of the month. Mass in Rathcabbin Church at 7.30p.m.
James Kilbane in fundraising concert in Rathcabbin Church on Saturday 18th November. Tickets now on sale.
Please take note that the Vigil Mass in Redwood Church on next Saturday night (4th November) will be at 7.30p.m.Usual Masses on Sunday (5th November) i.e. Lorrha at 10.00a.m. and Rathcabbin at 11.30a.m.

 

Well Done.

Well done to the parish girls Celine Guinan, Nicola and Emma Kelly who are playing U12 camogie with Shannon Rovers that won the U12 league final on Saturday last. Full time score Shannon Rovers 0-09 Brian Borus 1-01. Special congratulations to Celine who captained the side and well done to all the team and their management too.

Hard Luck.

Commiserations is extended to Joe, Adrian. Kieran and the Junior B team who were beaten by Newport in the North Tipp championship final on Saturday last on a scoreline of Newport 1.15 Lorrha 0.16. Hard luck lads.

Community Employment Vacancy at St. Cronan’s Service Nenagh

St. Cronan’s Service Nenagh has a CE vacancy on our Community Employment project for a Care Assistant a with a full B licence. Hours of work 19½ ,over 3 days. In order to be eligible for this position you must be in receipt of a Social Welfare payment. If you are interested, or would like further information please phone Deirdre on 0879772409 /0505 21426.

Fundraising Table Quiz.

Lorrha Juvenile club are holding a fundraising table quiz on Moatefield on Saturday night 11th November at 8.00pm. Raffle and spot prizes on the night. Please support. Congratulations is extended to Donie Ryan, Derrinsallow, on winning the GAA lotto jackpot of €9,450. Well done Donie.

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 mats including bath toilet and shower mats soiled or wet clothing but good quality unwanted clothing for re-use (not recycling). All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep one adult employed. Many thanks for your continued support.

Lorrha GAA

Junior: Hard luck to the Junior hurlers who were defeated 1-15 to 0-16 in the North Junior 'B' Hurling Championship Final in Nenagh on Saturday. The concession of a late goal was out undoing after fighting back following a slow start. Thank you to the players and mentors for their efforts this year which included a league title. Best of luck to Newport in the county series.

Under 21: Best of luck to the Under 21 hurlers who play Portroe in the North 'B' semi-final in Dolla this Sunday at 2.30pm.

Fundraiser: The clubs 2500-to-1 fundraising draw with a prize fund of €10,000 will go ahead on Saturday 2ndDecember. We are urging all club members to make one final push to get the tickets sold for what is a vital fundraiser for the club. Your support would be appreciated.

Juvenile Table Quiz: Lorrha Juvenile Club are holding their annual fundraising table quiz in Moatfield on Saturday 11th November at 8.00pm.

Scor: The North final of Scor na nOg takes place in Borrisoleigh on Friday 17thNovember. Anyone wishing to take part in competitions including Figure Dancing, Solo Singing, Recitation/Storytelling; Ballad Group; Stage Presentation; Instrumental Music; Set Dancing and Table Quiz should contact any senior or juvenile club officer.

Gear Order: The Club are putting together a gear order ahead of Christmas. Go to our facebook page to see details of what is on offer and how to order.

Lotto: Our jackpot is €3,300 with a Match 3 pot of €120. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: continues on Friday with music of Muriel O'Connor & Fran Curry, from 9.30pm til late.

Sympathy: Lorrha GAA Club would like to sympathise with the Hayes family, Puckane and Kiladangan GAA Club on the passing of Kian Hayes last week. May he rest in peace.

 

 


Lorrha Notes

Good Luck.

The best of luck is extended to Joe, Adrian and the Junior hurling team when they take on Newport in the North Tipp championship final on Saturday 28th at 2.00pm in Dolla. All hope that the team can do the double and bring back silverware to the parish. Good luck lads.

MacEgan Curse

A short film on the re-enactment of MacEgan Curse will be shown on Saturday night October 28th at 9.00pm in Rathcabbin Hall. Admission is €5 and children €2 and all profit from this night will go to Rathcabbin Community Responder group. There will also be a C.D. recording of film on sale on the night priced at €10.

Rathcabbin First Responders

New members needed!

Our group responds to 999 calls for stroke, heart attack and choking from people living in the Rathcabbin area. Next training session in November. Please contact Stacey Guinan 087 6557098, Sharon O’Donnell 087 2280995 or Martina Duffy 087 2922783 for more information or check out our new facebook page. Locally produced film Mac Egan’s Curse will be shown in Rathcabbin Hall on Sat 28th Oct  at 9pm Adm. €5 proceeds to Rathcabbin and Lorrha First Responders, please support.

Variety Concert.

A variety concert will take place in Lorrha & Dorrha GAA Clubhouse, Moatfield, on Sunday, 29th October, commencing at 2.45pm.  Local artists will be taking part. This concert is in aid of the Ray of Sunshine/Building of Hope and the Lorrha Community Responder Group.  No admission charge - donation box.  House raffle and refreshments.  A great afternoon of entertainment promised.

Invitation.

Rathcabbin Players are presently reading a new comedy “Nobody’s Talking To Me” written by Tommy Marren. The play will be performed for six nights, January 18th – 21st & 28th & 29th in  Rathcabbin Hall. However, we would welcome more male and females to get involved in this production. Our next meeting with producer Marian Frawley will be on Tuesday night October 31st in Rathcabbin Hall at 8.30pm. If you would like to come along and do a reading, please do so, whether you live in the parish or not. We would love to see new faces, so don’t be shy, do come along. All welcome.

Church News.

Mass time for winter months will be, Lorrha on Sundays at 10.00am. Rathcabbin on Sundays at 11.30am. Redwood on Saturday evenings at 7.30pm commencing Saturday 4th November.
James Kilbane in fundraising concert in Rathcabbin Church on Saturday 18th November. Tickets now on sale. Please note that during the month of October we will pray the  Rosary before Mass  in the three Churches.

Lorrha Camogie.

The Lorrha Junior semi-final which was cancelled last week due to weather conditions will now be played on Sunday 29th October at 12 noon in the Camogie Pitch, The Ragg. The girls and management would welcome your support and we wish them well.

 

Fundraising Table Quiz.

Lorrha Juvenile club are holding a fundraising table quiz on Moatefield on Saturday night 11th November at 8.00pm. Raffle and spot prizes on the night. Please support.
Congratulations is extended to Donie Ryan, Derrinsallow, on winning last week’s GAA lotto jackpot of €9,450. Well done Donie.

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 mats including bath toilet and shower mats soiled or wet clothing but good quality unwanted clothing for re-use (not recycling). All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep one adult employed. Many thanks for your continued support.

 


Lorrha Notes

Commiserations

Hard luck to a very young Lorrha U13 team who lost the North final to a much stronger Ballinahinch/Templederry side on Sunday last in Kilcolman. Most of the Lorrha team have already won both North and County U12 medals earlier in the season so will be happy with that. The step up to the U13 level proved too much for them. Commiserations to all. A small selection of photographs under Gallery.

MacEgan Curse

A short film on the re-enactment of MacEgan Curse will be shown on Friday night October 20th in Lorrha Community Hall at 8.30pm. Admission is €5 for adults and €2 children with all profit going to Lorrha Community Responder group. The last screening will be held on Saturday night October 28th at 9.00pm in Rathcabbin Hall. Admission is €5 and children €2 and all profit from this night will go to Rathcabbin Community Responder group. There will also be a C.D. recording of film on sale on both nights priced at €10.

Invitation.

Rathcabbin Players are presently reading a new comedy “Nobody’s Talking To Me” written by Tommy Marren and to be performed for six nights, January 18th – 21st & 28th & 29th in  Rathcabbin Hall. However, we would welcome more male and females to get involved in this production. Our next meeting with Producer Marian Frawley will be on Tuesday night October 31st in Rathcabbin Hall at 8.30pm. If you would like to come along and do a reading, please do so and it doesn’t matter whether you are living in the parish or outside of it. We would love to see new faces, so don’t be shy, do come along. All welcome.

Church News.

James Kilbane in fundraising concert in Rathcabbin Church on Saturday 18th November. Tickets now on sale. Please note that during the month of October we will pray the  Rosary before Mass  in the three Churches.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to the Hogan families on the death of Billy, Derry, Rathcabbin on Oct. 1st. After funeral Mass in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church Rathcabbin burial took place in Lorrha cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Late John Needham.

The peaceful death occurred on Saturday October 14th of John Needham, Gurteen House, Rathcabbin.
Predeceased by his parents Jack and Moira and brother Richard. John is survived  by his sisters Marie Connelly, Pauline and Gay, sister-in-law Hilda, brother-in-law Eamonn, nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, cousins, relatives, neighbours and friends.
After funeral Mass in Our Lady Queen Of Ireland Church, Rathcabbin, burial took place in Lorrha Cemetary. May he rest in peace.

Lorrha Camogie.

The Lorrha Junior girls will play Ballingarry in the County semi final on this coming Saturday October 21st at 1.00pm in the camogie grounds. The girls are hoping for a good Lorrha turn out to support them.

Variety Concert.

A variety concert will take place in Lorrha & Dorrha GAA Clubhouse, Moatfield, on Sunday, 29th October, commencing at 2.45pm.  Local artists will be taking part. This concert is in aid of the Ray of Sunshine/Building of Hope and the Lorrha Community Response Group.  A great afternoon of entertainment promised.

Local Training Initiatives:

Applied Construction Skills  (QQI level 4 Award). St Rynaghs College of Further Education Banagher are running the above course for 26weeks starting on November 13th  2017. This course will provide skills in construction to include: Concreting, Laying Kerbs Flags & Pavers ,Woodcraft, Safe Workplace Practices, Work Experience, Horticulture Tools &Equipment, Plant Identification, Care & Maintenance and Communications. Through a series of practical projects on site and a work placement with an employer, learners will develop the necessary skills to assist them in gaining employment in this industry.  Additional Training/Certification: Safe Pass, Manual Handling, Abrasive Wheels, GOALS Programme, CV Preparation.  For further information /details, please contact 087 683 5561.

 

Fundraising Table Quiz.

Lorrha Juvenile club are holding a fundraising table quiz on Moatefield on Saturday night 11th November at 8.00pm. Raffle and spot prizes on the night. Please support.

Meeting.

North Tipperary Ploughing meeting on Wednesday night October 18th at 9.00pm in The yanks, Borrisokane. All members are requested to attend.

Fashion Show Thanks.

St Ruadhans Window Restoration Project Committee would like to extend their sincere thanks everyone who took part  and supported our recent Fashion Show. Especially all the businesses who showed their products on the night,to all our sponsors and people who made generous donations towards the fund. A special word of thanks to all the models who gave up their time in preparation for the for the event and preformed so professionally to make it such an entertaining and enjoyable night.

Rathcabbin First Responders

New members needed!

Our group responds to 999 calls for stroke, heart attack and choking from people living in the Rathcabbin area. Next training session in November. Please contact Stacey Guinan 087 6557098, Sharon O’Donnell 087 2280995 or Martina Duffy 087 2922783 for more information or check out our new facebook page.  Locally produced film Mac Egan’s Curse will be shown in Rathcabbin Hall on Sat 28th Oct @9pm Adm. €5 proceeds to Rathcabbin and Lorrha First Responders, please support.

Autumn De-Clutter.

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

Walkers Thanks.

Ardara Walking Club wish to extend sincere thanks to the staff of Portumna Workhouse for all their help and welcome on Sunday last when the walkers visited there. The club enjoyed the very interesting tour which was so expertly given and thanks also is extended for the refreshments served afterwards. The walkers highly recommend a visit to Portumna Workhouse. Thanks again to all.

 


Lorrha Notes

TASK Community Care Services

Bernadette Dunne from TASK will be giving a talk and answering questions in St. Ruadhan's Community Hall on Wednesday afternoon, 11th October 2017, at 3pm.  TASK Community Care Service looks after the security of the elderly and gives peace of mind to all older people including those living alone.  All interested in the safely and wellbeing of their loved ones are invited to attend.

Rathcabbin Players.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Rathcabbin Players annual general meeting had to be changed to this Wednesday night October 11th at 8.30pm in Rathcabbin Hall. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused and we look forward to meeting all members and new members too.

MacEgan Curse

A short film on the re-enactment of MacEgan Curse will be shown on Friday night October 20th in Lorrha Community Hall at 8.30pm. Admission is €5 for adults and €2 children with all profit going to Lorrha Community Responder group. The last screening will be held on Saturday night October 28th at 9.00pm in Rathcabbin Hall. Admission is €5 and children €2 and all profit from this night will go to Rathcabbin Community Responder group. There will also be a C.D. recording of film on sale on both nights priced at €10.

Fashion Show.

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

Church News.

James Kilbane in fundraising concert in Rathcabbin Church on Saturday 18th November. Tickets now on sale. Please note that during the month of October we will pray the  Rosary before Mass  in the three Churches.

Fundraising Table Quiz.

Lorrha Juvenile club are holding a fundraising table quiz on Moatefield on Saturday night 11th November at 8.00pm. Raffle and spot prizes on the night. Please support.

Dancing Classes.

Social Dancing Classes will commence in Portumna hall on Thursday 12th October from 8.30 to 10.30pm.  Admission €10.

Appeal

We are looking for school age bikes/scooters/tractors for cycling that are still in good condition and families are finished with. If you would like to donate or sell any items to the school, please call us on 090 9747186. We are also looking to build up our LEGO resources, if any families have any unwanted LEGO, we will gladly accept.

St. Cronan’s Service Community Employment Vacancies.

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

Autumn De-Clutter.

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

Local Training Initiatives:

 St Rynaghs College of Further Education , Banagher are running an Applied Construction Skills (QQI level 4 Award) course for 26weeks starting on November 13th  2017.

This course will provide skills in construction to include: Concreting, Laying Kerbs Flags & Pavers ,Woodcraft, Safe Workplace Practices, Work Experience, Horticulture Tools &Equipment, Plant Identification, Care & Maintenance and Communications.

Through a series of practical projects on site and a work placement with an employer, learners will develop the necessary skills to assist them in gaining employment in this industry.

Additional Training/Certification: Safe Pass, Manual Handling, Abrasive Wheels, GOALS Programme, CV Preparation.  For further information /details , please contact 087 683 5561

 

Lightnet Broadband Expand Across the Shannon!

Lightnet a broadband company based in Loughrea Co. Galway, is delighted to announce the expansion of their broadband network across the Shannon to North Tipperary.  The main coverage areas are: Lorrha, Carrigahorig, Terryglass, Aglish, Ballingarry Borrisokane and Rathcabbin.

This will provide hundreds of homes with access to high speed broadband in North Tipperary & West Offaly. It will also provide our customers in the East Galway Region with access to high speed upgrades. The upgrades will provide higher capacity for our customers in these areas.

Through rapid growth, they are expanding their coverage areas in a major network investment, this has allowed hundreds of homes and businesses which previously had limited options for broadband to avail of their service. Lightnet have an excellent track record in reaching places other providers can’t, they have achieved this through significant capital investment in technology infrastructure.

Lightnet have limited & unlimited data packages, with no extra charges for excess data so you don’t need to worry about your bill going up each month. They are also a registered reseller of Open Eir providing high quality Fibre Broadband all over the country. Whether you use the internet for Netflix, for the kids’ school work, for your business or working from home they have packages to meet your needs. Full details of Lightnet packages and coverage areas are available on www.lightnet.ie or call their office in Loughrea on 091-395804.

About the Company

Lightnet are a company based in Loughrea, providing high quality, affordable broadband connection to homes and businesses. Set up in 2006 by local man Enda Broderick to meet a demand for a broadband service in Galway, Clare and the country. The company has grown steadily keeping up with customer demand.

 

GAA News

Junior: The North Tipp Junior 'B' Hurling Championship Final against Newport wasn't fixed at the time of going to press.

Under 21: Lorrha were defeated 1-18 to 0-14 by Silvermines in the opening round of the North 'B' Hurling Championship in Puckane on Sunday. Lorrha's next game is against Shannon Rovers Gaels on Saturday 14th October at 3.00pm

Under 13: The U13 hurlers progressed to the North 'B' Hurling Plate final following a1-7 to 0-9 win over Moneygall in Moatfield on Saturday. Lorrha will play Ballinahinch/Templederry in the final, whom they drew with in the group stages. The game will be played this Sunday 15th October at 2.00pm with venue to be confirmed. Best of luck to the players and mentors.

Tipperary Clubs Draw: Congratulations to Rory Coen, Lorrha who won top prize of a Renault Megane or €15,000 in the October Draw held last Friday. It is the first time in over 20 years the club has won the top prize. Congrats also to his father Tony who scoops the promoters prize of €500, his third promoters prize this year.

Fundraiser: The clubs 2500-to-1 fundraising draw with a prize fund of €10,000 has been put back to Saturday 21st October to get the final tickets sold. Thanks to all those who have entered the draw so far. We have 2,500 tickets valued from 1 cent to 2500 cents (€25) and when you accept to take a ticket, you scratch off a hidden section and the value in this section is what you pay for the ticket, it could be 1 cent, €25, or any value in between. All tickets bought will be entered into a draw for a top prize of €5,000 with eleven other prizes ranging from €2,000 to €200. Your support would be appreciated.

Juvenile Table Quiz: Lorrha Juvenile Club are holding their annual fundraising table quiz in Moatfield on Saturday 11th November at 8.00pm.

Lotto: Our jackpot is €9,450 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

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

UL honours two “inspirational” individual

Books and music formed the backdrop to the UL Honorary Conferrings today (10/10/17) as historian and author George Cunningham and Irish Chamber Orchestra (ICO) Chairman Michael Buckley were conferred Honorary Doctorates of Letters at University of Limerick.
UL President, Dr Des Fitzgerald said: “The bestowing of a UL honorary doctorate represents the opportunity to honour those who have inspired, and worked tirelessly to make great contributions in their fields of endeavour. Today, we honour two such men who have made unique and powerful contributions to history and the arts in this country.”

“George Cunningham has spent his life preserving and creating books, he fosters a love for literature in everyone around him. His contribution to preserving local history in Tipperary and Clare is immeasurable. Michael Buckley has deployed the experience of a distinguished career in public and private sectors to benefit a range of national initiatives in particular the development of the ICO with its vision of artistic excellence coupled with social transformation.”

George Cunningham

In addition to publishing more than 100 books and articles, George Cunningham has collected over 25,000 volumes but has given away more than three times that to schools and other institutions. Recipients of his books include Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré, the Tipperary, Offaly and Laois library services and University of Limerick’s Glucksman Library.

Born in Roscrea in 1940, George Cunningham was awarded a secondary scholarship to St Flannan’s College in Ennis, County Clare. George then went on to graduate from St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra as a primary school teacher in 1961.

George played a major role in the establishment of the annual Burren Spring Conference in 1991. Two years later, he contributed to the founding of the Burren College of Art in Ballyvaughan.

George went on to successfully lead a campaign for the preservation of Damer House, a Queen Anne townhouse built within Roscrea Castle in 1720, before opening it to the public as a national monument. Following this, George spearheaded many restoration projects including the Damer House Annex and Roscrea’s round tower.

George retired from teaching in 1987, and in the same year he founded the Roscrea medieval conferences, which brought together national and international scholars to present on learned aspects of Early Christian Ireland and the later Middle Ages.

George served on the UL Governing Authority from 1992 to 2009 and fulfilled the role of deputy chairperson from 2003 to 2007. As chair of the Library Development Committee and a member of the Library Building Committee, his campaign to champion the library’s expansion culminated in the opening of the 9,170 square-metre Glucksman Library in 1998. George was responsible for the acquisition of the antiquarian libraries of Eamonn Norton, Fr John Leonard and Ciarán McAnally and was influential in securing the personal papers of the writer Maurice Walsh and the Armstrong Family of Moyaliffe Castle, County Tipperary. George was also a member of the initial design team for the redevelopment of the Glucksman Library – an inspiring, 15,000 square-metre facility due to open in early 2018.

Michael D. Buckley

The Irish Chamber Orchestra at the University of Limerick has gone from strength to strength under Michael Buckley’s stewardship since he joined the board in 2005.

Born in Cork in 1945, Michael Buckley obtained a first-class honours degree in philosophy and political theory from Maynooth University and later went on to complete a Master of Arts and a Licenciate in Philosophy. His employment at the Department of Finance as a civil servant in 1967 marked the beginning of a long and distinguished career. Over the course of the next ten years, Michael combined his civil service work with teaching political theory to evening-degree students in UCD.

In 1977, Michael was selected as chef de cabinet for the president of the newly created European Court of Auditors. He spent the next four years in Luxembourg, where he played an important role in establishing the ECA, now a key institution within the European Union. On returning home in 1981, he took up the role of assistant secretary at the Department of Social Welfare.

Michael became involved in creating and developing the International Financial Services Centre, which was established in 1987.  Michael then joined AIB, where he played a leading role in internationalising the bank until his retirement in 2005.

Michael then spent nine years with the Dublin-based energy and distribution group DCC, including six years as CEO.

Michael was also founding chair of the 30% Club Ireland, an organisation committed to achieving 30% female representation among senior management in leading Irish businesses.

With Michaels leadership, the ICO has raised €1.2 million over the past eight years to fund the socially transformative Sing Out with Strings programme with Reaching out to the most disadvantaged schools in Limerick city since 2008, this community engagement initiative provides more than 300 students with free tuition in singing, song-writing, violin, viola, cello and double bass three times a week. Michael’s passion for the programme is evidenced by the fact that he has attended almost every one of its concerts.


Lorrha Notes

Lorrha Do Very Well in Tidy Towns Competition.

Congratulations and best wishes to everyone involved with Lorrha Tidy Towns as the village was awarded an extra eight marks bringing the total to 312. Lying in joint third position behind the National winners Birdhill, Lorrha gained marks in all but one of the subjects on the Adjudication report which overall was very encouraging. Well done to all the volunteers who have helped in whatever way throughout the last year and to John, Michael and Tommy our scheme workers who do Trojan work around the village. Let’s continue to keep up the good work going forward.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Concepta Coughlan Rathcabbin on the death of her mother Bridie Rosney, Birr which occurred last week. After funeral Mass in St. Brendan’s Church Birr on Friday Sept 29th. burial took place in Clonoghill Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

A Happy Visitor.

Shane and Marianne Conlon from Adelaide, South Australia recently wrote to the Lorrha Parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie requesting help in tracing their relations. When they returned home they penned this letter of appreciation.
We had a wonderful time in Ireland and our short time in Lorrha was a highlight of our trip. Some of our favourite spots were PowersCourt Gardens, Kilkenny, Waterford ( Crystal factory and The Edmund Rice Heritage Centre ), Kinsale, Beara Peninsula (St Finbars Church, Beautiful spot! ), Ring of Kerry, Cliffs of Moher (It was raining :) ), Galway and Dublin. We were advised to visit the Portumna Work House by David Broderick. This was a very moving experience and highlights the extreme hardship our forbears endured. It is not the type of place you "enjoy" visiting but it is a must do if you want to experience more than just amazing scenery and beautiful people. Unfortunately we only had a couple of hours to spend in Lorrha. However we were lucky enough to spend it with Pat Hough. He invited us into his pub and shared many stories of the town and its history. He also gave us detailed information on my ancestors (Shanes). Pat took us down to St Raudhans Church and cemetery, telling us further stories of our shared family history.

This short visit has highlighted that we have only just scratched the surface of my family history. I would love to return to Lorrha soon and spend a decent amount of time exploring the town and surrounding area. Thank you for opening up this opportunity for me, as it has been a wonderful experience. I look forward to meting you and other Lorrha locals on my next visit.
Many thanks to our local historian Pat Hough who has helped so many visitors to Lorrha, down through the years.

Church News.

Mass will be celebrated in St. Ruadhan’s Church, Lorrha on Friday October 6th at 8.00p.m. First Friday of the Month.
Killaloe Diocesan Liturgical Music Workshop with Liam Lawton on Tuesday 10th October  in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church,  Rathcabbin at 7.30pm.  Cost of workshop is €12 per person which will include the music book.
James Kilbane in fundraising concert in Rathcabbin Church on Saturday 18th November. Tickets now on sale. Please note that during the month of October we will pray the  Rosary before Mass  in the three Churches.

Fashion Show.

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

CFR Training

CFR (Cardiac First Responders) and AED (Defibrillator) Training will take place in Redwood NS on Wednesday, 11th October with Birr First Responders. The course will run from 7pm to 10pm. This course if fully certified for 2 years and costs €10 per person. Please ring the school on 090 9747186 or by email redwoodns@live.ie if you are interested in booking this course.

Appeal

We are looking for school age bikes/scooters/tractors for cycling that are still in good condition and families are finished with. If you would like to donate or sell any items to the school, please call us on 090 9747186. We are also looking to build up our LEGO resources, if any families have any unwanted LEGO, we will gladly accept.

Rathcabbin Players AGM

Rathcabbin Players Annual General Meeting will take place in Rathcabbin Hall on Tuesday October 10th  at 9.00pm. All welcome to attend.

Cronan’s Service Community Employment Vacancies.

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

Autumn De-Clutter.

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

GAA News

Junior: Well done to our Junior 'B' hurlers who defeated Ballina 1-20 to 1-15 in the North semi-final in Puckane on Saturday with William Maher top scoring with 1-7 from play. Lorrha will play Newport in the final, likely on weekend 14-15 October.

Under 21: Our Under 21 game against Silvermines has been refixed for this Sunday 8th October in Puckane at 11.30am

Under 13: Lorrha play Moneygall/Clonakenny in the North 'B' Plate semi-final this Saturday in Lorrha at 3.00pm

Under 11: Congratulations to the Under 11 hurlers who won the North 'B' Plate final last Friday, defeating Newport 2-9 to 0-3 in Nenagh. A great way to end the season. The winning panel were: Cian Claffey, Sarah Gorman, Emma Deegan, Grace Reid, Paul Cahalan, Con O'Meara, Nicholas Perry, Liam Donoghue, Keadagh Broderick, Niall Duggan, Robert Duffy, Jake Houlihan, Lee Hogan, Jason Houlihan, Conor Kennedy

Under 6 & 8: The U6's and 8's had an enjoyable time at the Kiladangan blitz in Puckane last Saturday.

Fundraiser: The clubs 2500-to-1 fundraising draw with a prize fund of €10,000 has been put back to Saturday 21st October to get the final tickets sold. We have 2,500 tickets valued from 1 cent to 2500 cents (€25) and when you accept to take a ticket, you scratch off a hidden section and the value in this section is what you pay for the ticket, it could be 1 cent, €25, or any value in between. All tickets bought will be entered into a draw for a top prize of €5,000 with eleven other prizes ranging from €2,000 to €200. Your support would be appreciated.

Lotto: Our jackpot is €9,300 with a Match 3 pot of €120. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

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

Sympathy: Lorrha GAA Club would like to sympathise with the Hogan family, on the death of Billy Hogan, Derry, Rathcabbin who passed away last Sunday. In his playing days, Billy helped Lorrha win the County Intermediate Hurling title in 1948 during a seventeen year adult career with the club. He also played for Tipperary in the National Hurling League, winning a league medal in 1949 and also played in 1951.


Lorrha Notes

Well Done to everyone who helped Lorrha gain a further eight marks in the Tidy Towns Competition. This has been a great achievement indeed.

Lorrha Community Responder Group.

On Sunday, 1st October, 2017, there will be a CPR demonstration in the Community Hall Lorrha from 10.30am to 1.30pm by members of our Group.  David McEvoy from Birr Community Responder Group will be available to answer any questions you may have.  Also Patricia Rowland from Birr will be offering hand massages the same day as well.  Lorrha Community Responder Group cover an 8 km radius which includes the parish of Lorrha/Dorrha, Portumna, Terryglass and Aglish.  Please do call in to see and hear about the good work our newly formed group are doing.  Your support would be greatly appreciated.

North Tipp Ploughing.

North Tipperary Ploughing Committee wish to thank everyone who helped in whatever way during the National Championships which was held in Screggan, sometimes in difficult weather conditions. Thanks also to the participants from the committee who did very well overall considering the weather conditions in particular on the third and fourth day. The results are, 2nd. Liam Murphy, U/28 conventional. 3rd. Ciáran Milne, 3 furrow conventional. In joint 5th place, Ethan Harding, vintage hydrolic and James Hough, single furrow vintage. 6th. John Cahalan, Intermediate reversible. Well done to all.

Date for your Diary.

Peter Seman and his group in Redwood Film Production wish to thank everyone who attended the screening of MacEgan’s curse, the recent filming of the re-enactment of  O’Sullivan’s march through Lorrha/Dorrha,  in Redwood Castle last Friday night. If you were unable to attend you will have another chance to see this short film on Friday night October 20th in Lorrha Community Hall at 8.30pm. Admission is €5 for adults and €2 children with all profit going to Lorrha Community Responder group. The last screening will be held on Saturday night October 28th at 9.00pm in Rathcabbin Hall. Admission is €5 and children €2 and all profit from this night will go to Rathcabbin Community Responder group. There will also be a C.D. recording of film on sale on both nights priced at €10.

Church News.

Killaloe Diocesan Liturgical Music Workshop with Liam Lawton on Tuesday 10th October  in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church,  Rathcabbin at 7.30pm.  Cost of workshop is €12 per person which will include the music book.
James Kilbane in fundraising concert in Rathcabbin Church on Saturday 18th November. Tickets now on sale. Please note that during the month of October we will pray the  Rosary before Mass  in the three Churches.
Two pro-life world renowned experts , Dr. Angele Lonfranchi and Professor Priscilla Coleman will speak on the link between abortion and breast cancer and abortions’ harmful effects on women’s mental health, on Saturday 30th September in the Aisling Hotel, Dublin 8 (near Heuston Station), @ 9.301m. Entry is €20. For more info Tel. 094 9375993

News from Lorrha School

Speech and Drama classes will take place on Monday evenings from 3.30 to 4.20, Guitar lessons from 2.50 to 3.50 on Tuesday evenings and German classes will take place on Thursday evenings from 2.40 to 3.40. Anyone interested contact the school on (090) 9747295 or visit our web site www.lorrhans.ie

Sympathy:

Sympathy is extended to the Harding families Lorrha on the death of George Harding, Borrisokane whose death occurred on Sunday September 17th. May he rest in peace.
Sympathy is extended to Mary Coen and family on the death of her uncle in England. Funeral arrangements later.
Sympathy is extended to the Coughlan family Rathcabbin on the death of their mother Annie which took place on Friday 22nd. After funeral Mass in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church Rathcabbin on Sunday last 24th burial took place in Bonaham Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Harvest Thanksgiving.

The Annual Harvest Thanksgiving Service will be held in St. Ruadhan’s C.O.I.Lorrha on Sunday night October 1st at 8.00pm. All are invited. Tea and refreshments will be served in the Community Hall afterwards.

Fashion Show.

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

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

Lorrha Camogie:

Lorrha host Burgess on Sat 30th Sept at 12 noon in Lorrha. If Lorrha win this game, they should be into a semi-final. The top two teams to come out of the group go through to the semi-final stages. Please come out and support the girls in their Championship campaign.

CFR Training

CFR (Cardiac First Responders) and AED (Defibrillator) Training will take place in Redwood NS on Wednesday, 11th October with Birr First Responders. The course will run from 7pm to 10pm. This course if fully certified for 2 years and costs €10 per person. Please ring the school on 090 9747186 or by email redwoodns@live.ie if you are interested in booking this course.

Appeal

We are looking for school age bikes/scooters/tractors for cycling that are still in good condition and families are finished with. If you would like to donate or sell any items to the school, please call us on 090 9747186. We are also looking to build up our LEGO resources, if any families have any unwanted LEGO, we will gladly accept.

Date for your Diary.

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

Autumn De-Clutter.

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

Ladies Night Out.

Learn how to Dress to Impress with Marnie Maguire, Fashion and Image consultant will take place in Aglish Hall on Tuesday October 10th at 8.00pm. Admission: sociable ladies members €5, non members; €10.

GAA News

Junior: The Junior hurlers are through to the North 'B' semi-final and will play Ballina this Saturday 30thSeptember in Puckane at 5.00pm. Best of luck to the players and mentors

Under 21: The North U21 'B' Hurling Championship game against Silvermines has been put back to Sunday 1st October at 12.00pm in Borrisokane. Check with club regarding the game as may not go ahead due to the Junior B semi-final.

Under 13: In the second round of the Plate, the U13's played Kiladangan last Monday week and won 2-12 to 1-4. Lorrha received a walkover from Shannon Rovers. Lorrha now face a playoff with Ballinahinch/Templederry to see who reaches the final.

Under 11: The U11's hosted Burgess in Moatfield last Friday and 1-9 to 1-4. They now progress to the final where they will be play Newport in Nenagh this Friday evening at 6.15pm.

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

Lotto: Our jackpot is €9,150 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

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

Sympathy: Lorrha GAA Club would like to sympathise with the Coughlan and Larkin families on the death of Annie Coughlan, Gurteen, Rathcabbin, who passed away last week. May they rest in peace.

Tractor Safe Lock Award.

Tractor Safe Lock, a device that automatically engages the handbrake in a tractor when the operator leaves the seat, has been awarded the Innovation Arena’s People’s Choice Award in association with Enterprise Ireland, the National Ploughing Association and the Irish Farmers Journal.

The Co. Kerry based company, founded by student Jack Nagle (16), was one of 69 companies exhibiting at the 2017 Innovation Arena and entered into this year’s awards. The People’s Choice Award is voted for by the general public via the Irish Farmers Journal website and app. The number of votes received totalled 3,000 with Tractor Safe Lock receiving over two-thirds (67 per cent) of the overall vote.

The winning device, Tractor Safe Lock, is activated as soon as the operator takes the machine out of gear through a pressure switch on the seat, pushing up the handbrake of the tractor to safely stop the vehicle from rolling.

Jack Nagle and Tractor Safe Lock, represents one of the youngest winners of the Innovation Arena to date representing young entrepreneurial talent at its best and highlighting how Irish innovation is contributing to make farming practise safer.

Anna May McHugh, Managing Director, National Ploughing Association said: “The Innovation Arena continues to evolve and grow with almost 70 Irish companies exhibiting this year, demonstrating the strength and business potential open for the Irish agri-tech sector. The People’s Choice Awards demonstrates the appetite from a digital audience across all ages and locations to engage and promote Irish agri products and services. We look forward to seeing the new designs and innovations in agri-tech coming through in the next year and we wish Jack and Tractor Safe Lock the very best for the future.”


Lorrha Notes

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

MacEgan’s Curse.

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

News from Lorrha School.

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

Church News.

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

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

Sympathy.

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

Date for Your Diary.

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

Youth Fest

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

Art & Craft Classes

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

Lorrha Camogie:

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

Date for your Diary.

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

French Club

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


Autumn De-Clutter.

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

GAA News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Lorrha Notes

National Videoclip Champs.

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

Best of Luck.

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

St. Ruadhan's Active Retirement Association

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

Bereavement Information Evening

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

MacEgan’s Curse.

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

Drawing Classes

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

Church News.

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

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

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

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

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

Book Signing.

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

Date for Your Diary.

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

Some Shorelines Arts Festival Highlights

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

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

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

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

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

Lorrha Camogie:

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

Banagher Fair Day.

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

Autumn De-Clutter.

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

Pathways to Apprenticeship.

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

 GAA News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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