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 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.

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.


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.”