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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

         Martin Remembered in Lorrha on Saturday August 13th. 

 

Great work going on in the village for the arrival of Martin O'Meara's Victoria Cross on Saturday 13th August and the village is looking wonderful too. Many thanks to all the volunteers.  Pic: Rose Mannion. 

A open invitation is extended to everyone to come to Lorrha on Saturday Augist 13th for the arrival of the Martin O'Meara's VC.   We are asking everyone in the village to put out a Lorrha, Tipp or Irish flag for the day please. The village is decorated and looking very well and we offer our sincere thanks to all our volunteers who made this possible. This will be a once off occasion where everyone can come along, view the Victoria Cross and take a photograph. There will be a wreath laying ceremony at the Martin O’Meara monument in the village at 10am followed by an Ecumenical Service in the grounds of St. Ruadhan’s Church/ Dominican Abbey. The VC will then go on display for everyone to view. We look forward to welcoming you all to Lorrha for this unique occasion.

Honouring Imogen Stuart.

To mark Heritage Week (August 13th – 21st) Lorrha Development Association (Heritage sub-committee) is preparing for a visit to the village of renowned sculptor, Imogen Stuart, who was commissioned to design a new altar, ambo, celebrant’s chair and sanctuary lamp for St Ruadhan’s church when it was refurbished in the 1970’s. A special event to honour this amazing woman and celebrate her craftwork will take place in the church on Sunday, 14th August at 3pm (duration of event – 1 hour approx, so bring your cushion!) This will be followed by an informal gathering in the Community Hall where tea, coffee and light refreshments will be served. Everyone is invited to be part of this unique event to honour a person whose work in a variety of media has attracted international attention and critical acclaim over a career that spans the last seven decades. Failte romhaibh go leir.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Ena Cahill, Clontarf, Dublin, formerly of Rathcabbin, who passed away on Tuesday 2nd August. Beloved wife of the late Seamus Cahill. Sadly missed by her daughter Eva, sons Jimmy, Declan and Kevin, son-in-law John, daughters-in-law Hildegard and Eleanor, her grandchildren Ian, Nieve, Seamus, Siobhan, Aoife, Isabel, Megan, and Elysia, great-grandchildren Darragh, Shay, Alannah, Conor, Finn, Matthew and Ronan, sister Maura, sister-in-law Joan, nieces, nephews and wonderful friends.
After funeral Mass in St. John the Baptist Church, Clontarf Road, on Saturday last Aug. 6th burial took place in Glasnevin Cemetery.

Sympathy.

The whole country was plunged into sadness to hear of the sudden and untimely death of 24 year old Dylan Quirke from Clonoulty/Rossmore GAA club, while playing a match against Kilruane last Friday evening. What a terrible shock for his parents and family whom we in Lorrha offer our sympathies. May Dylan rest in peace.

Still Time.

There is still time to donate  to the Denis Maher, Tommy Houlihan and Stephen Houlihan fund Malin to Mizen in aid of Pieta House. Their target of €2000 has so far passed all their expectations for which the men are thankful for. A whopping €7375 has been donated  and if you would like to add your name to the list, you can still do so as the page will stay open for the next few weeks.

Wedding Bells.

Congratulations and many good wishes to Catherine O’Meara, Curragha and Leon Tierney, Portumna on their recent wedding. The couple celebrated their wedding in St. Mary’s Church, Claddagh, Dominican, Galway and afterwards they celebrated in The Conemara Coast Hotel with family and friends and a great time was had by all. We wish you both the best of luck in the years ahead.

Lorrha Parish Golf Outing.

The annual Lorrha parish golf outing will take place this year in Portumna Golf club on Saturday 27th August. Tee time from 11.15 to 1.15. This year’s captain is Kevin Hough.

Church News.

First Friday Mass will be celebrated in Lorrha Church on Friday 5th August at 8pm.

Mass times in our parish are as follows. Monday Mornings at 9.30am in Lorrha Church (except Bank Holidays). Every Saturday evening at 6.30pm in Lorrha Church. Every Sunday morning at 11.30am in Rathcabbin Church.

Church Bookings: 
Can anyone wishing to book anniversary masses, christenings, weddings etc, please contact the church sacristans, Agnes Slevin in Lorrha, and Mary Cleary in Rathcabbin.

Youth Ministry.

Youth Ministry Coordinator in the Diocese of Limerick - (Three-year fixed-term fulltime contract): The Diocese is recruiting a Youth Ministry Coordinator.  The successful candidate will work on the delivery of the objectives & actions of the Young People theme in the Diocesan Pastoral Plan. An Application Pack with Job DescriptionApplication Form  are available on www.limerickdiocese.org/news/vacancy-for-youth-ministry-coordinator/.

GAA News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €12,300. The numbers drawn on 8 August were: 3-15-20-29. 2 Match 3's: James Dunne and James Guinan share €100. Promoters: D&K Mannion, Louis McCormack and Mulrooney's Gala. Next Mondays jackpot has hit €12,400 with Team 8 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Sympathy: The thoughts and prayers of everyone in Lorrha GAA are with Dillon Quirke’s friends, his Clonoulty Rossmore club-mates and his family at this difficult time. May he Rest in Peace.

Intermediate: Our Intermediate Championship match against Golden-Kilfeacle was postponed last weekend as a mark of respect to the late Dillon Quirke. The match has been refixed for Saturday 20th August in Templetuohy at 2.30pm

Junior Hurling: Lorrha will play in a North Junior ‘B’ Championship semi-final in Moatfield against Silvermines or Moneygall on wknd of 26 August.

Under 19: Hard luck to the U19’s who exited the championship following a 3-15 to 2-9 defeat to Newport in a playoff last Wednesday.

Social Dancing: Continues this Friday at the Tony Reddin Centre at 9.30am to the music of Glenn Flynn.

Lorrha Parish Golf Outing: Takes place on Saturday 27th August in Portumna Golf Club. Time-sheet from 11.15am to 1.15pm. Contact the captain Kevin Hough (0877532195) or Tony Coen (0876219639) for a slot on the timesheet.

Smile Awhile.

 


Lorrha Notes

 

The two Lorrha men, Denis Maher and his neighbour Tommy Houlihan who cycled from Malin to Mizen in aid of Pieta House, covered an amazing 621km over seven days. The men were accompanied on their journey by Stephen Houlihan (Tommy’s nephew) who providing back up supplies. Back home since Thursday last and enjoying a well deserved rest, Denis and Thomas are delighted with the response they have received from the public towards their cycle by offering free food and drinks along the way and by donating to this very worthy cause. If you would like to donate you can do so on idonate.ie/thomas-denis. Follow them too on facebook at Thomas & Denis Cycle Malin to Mizen Head in Aid of Pieta House. Their target of €2000 has so far passed all their expectations for which the men are thankful for. A whopping €6,735 has been donated to date and if you would like to add your name to the list, you can still do so and the page will stay open for the next few weeks. Well done lads.

 

Late Betty Killeen.

Sympathy is extended to Katherine, Micheál and George on the death of their mother Betty Killeen (née Gleeson) Abbeyville Lorrha, Meelick Eyrecourt, who passed peacefully in the care of her loving family on Saturday July 23rd.
Predeceased by her husband Michael and brothers Michael and PK. Betty is sadly missed by her daughter, sons, grandchildren, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, Micheál’s partner, sister Frankie, brothers John, Lar and Bosco, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours, and friends. After funeral Mass in St. Ruadhan’s Church Lorrha on Tuesday July 26th, burial took place in St. Ruadhan’s Church of Ireland Cemetery. Suaimhneas síoraí dá hanam.

Busy at work decorating the village for the Martin O'Meara Homecoming.                      Pic: Rose Mannion.

Countdown is On.

The countdown is on and the preparations continue for the visit of Martin O'Meara's VC to Lorrha on Saturday 13th August. This will be a once off occasion where everyone can come along and view the VC before it is returned to Australia. It is advisable not to miss this unique occasion. There will be a wreath laying ceremony at the Martin O’Meara monument in the village at 10am followed by an Ecumenical Service in the grounds of St. Ruadhan’s Church/ Dominican Abbey. The VC will then go on display for the remainder of the day in the church. Many thanks to everyone who have supported our fundraising efforts to date.  The collection buckets which are available in Scéal shop, Friars Tavern, Pat Hough’s, Kelly’s Rathcabbin, Ferry Inn and  Mulrooney’s Ferry Service Station will remain in place for another few weeks for anyone wishing to make a contribution to the homecoming. The committee also has a Go Fund Me page. https://www.gofundme.com/f/homecoming-of-martin-omearas-vc Your support is much appreciated. You can follow us on www.lorrhadorrha.ie or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/403195614992761.

Great Achievement.

The two Lorrha men, Denis Maher and his neighbour Tommy Houlihan who cycled from Malin to Mizen in aid of Pieta House, covered an amazing 621km over seven days. The men were accompanied on their journey by Stephen Houlihan (Tommy’s nephew) who providing back up supplies. Back home since Thursday last and enjoying a well deserved rest, Denis and Thomas are delighted with the response they have received from the public towards their cycle by offering free food and drinks along the way and by donating to this very worthy cause. If you would like to donate you can do so on idonate.ie/thomas-denis. Follow them too on facebook at Thomas & Denis Cycle Malin to Mizen Head in Aid of Pieta House. Their target of €2000 has so far passed all their expectations for which the men are thankful for. A whopping €7155.00  has been donated to Bank Holiday Monday August 1st. and if you would like to add your name to the list, you can still do so as the page will stay open for the next few weeks. Well done lads.

Birthday Greetings.

Many congratulations is extended to Sean O’Meara, Cullagh on the occasion of his 96th birthday. Sean celebrated with his family recently and we wish him continued good health in the years ahead. Well done Sean.

Best of luck to the Lorrha Intermediate team and mentors who play Golden – Kilfeacle on Saturday evening August 6th in Templetuohy at 7pm. Good luck lads.   Pic: Rose Mannion.

Lorrha Parish Golf Outing.

The annual Lorrha parish golf outing will take place this year in Portumna Golf club on Saturday 27th August. Tee time from 11.15 to 1.15. This year’s captain is Kevin Hough.

Church News.

First Friday Mass will be celebrated in Lorrha Church on Friday 5th August at 8pm.

Mass times in our parish are as follows. Monday Mornings at 9.30am in Lorrha Church (except Bank Holidays). Every Saturday evening at 6.30pm in Lorrha Church. Every Sunday morning at 11.30am in Rathcabbin Church.

Church Bookings: 
Can anyone wishing to book anniversary masses, christenings, weddings etc, please contact the church sacristans, Agnes Slevin in Lorrha, and Mary Cleary in Rathcabbin.

Youth 2000.

Join over 1000 young people between 16 and 35 this August at the Youth 2000 Summer Festival. The festival takes place in Clongowes Wood College, Clane, Co Kildare from Thurs 11th August to Sun 14th August 2022. For more information and to book your place, go to www.youth2000.ie

GAA News

Return of Euro-Millions tickets: Thanks to all those who have returned a book of Euro-Millions tickets, and a special thanks to those who have sold multiple books. Remember, you are guaranteed entry into the draw for a trip for two to New York if you sell a full book of tickets. Some people have up to 8/9 entries in the draw. Good luck to everyone. Note, final night to return tickets is Friday August 5 at 8.00 in the clubhouse.

Sympathies: To the Dunne family on the death of Donie. May he Rest in Peace.

Well done: To the junior Bs who defeated Nenagh last Friday and now advance to the semi-finals of the north championship.

U19 hurling: Take on Newport, in Newport tonight at 7.15 in a play off to qualify for the 'B' semi-finals.

Social dancing: Continues this Friday night at 9.30 to the music of Declan Aunger.

Lorrha golf parish outing: Takes place on Saturday August 27th in Portumna. Time-sheet from 11.15 to 1.15. Contact the captain Kevin Hough (0877532195) or Tony Coen (0876219639) for a slot on the timesheet.

Smile Awhile


Lorrha Notes

Lorrha man Sean Molloy leading out the cyclists on Sunday last during the launch of the Lorrha Cycle Road Trip. A full report can be read in the local papers - Nenagh Guardian and Midland Tribune. Photo by Rose Mannion

Parish Cycle Road Trip Launched.

The Lorrha Dorrha parish cycle road trip was launched on Sunday last. Consisting of 46 km (approx) trip around the roads of the parish. There’s a leaflet in the Sceál shop/Community Hall in the village with a map of the route that the cyclists can take and they can also view the many places of interest along the route.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Paddy Darcy, Lorrha on the death of his mother Mary Jane (Girlie) (née Killackey), Cloughjordan, which occurred last week peacefully at home with her family. Predeceased by her beloved husband Daniel & her sons Christopher & Joe. Will be sadly missed by her loving family Billy, Dan, Paddy, Jack, Ben, Ned, Tom, Mary, Francis & Declan and by Jason & David. Sisters Betty & Tessy and brothers Martin & Tom. Grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren, sons in law, daughters In law, brothers in law and sisters in law. Nieces and nephews, cousins, neighbours, relatives and friends.
After funeral Mass in SS Michael & John’s Church Cloughjordan on Thursday last 21st burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Preparations Continue.

Preparations continue for the visit of Martin O'Meara's VC to Lorrha on Saturday 13th August. This will be a once off occasion where everyone can come along and view the VC before it is returned to Australia. The committee are working hard behind the scenes to ensure that everything runs as smoothly as possible on the day. Many thanks to everyone who have supported our fundraising efforts to date.  The collection buckets which are available in Scéal shop, Friars Tavern, Pat Hough’s, Kelly’s Rathcabbin, Ferry Inn and  Mulrooney’s Ferry Service Station will remain in place for another few weeks for anyone wishing to make a contribution to the homecoming. The committee also has a Go Fund Me page. https://www.gofundme.com/f/homecoming-of-martin-omearas-vc Your support is much appreciated. You can follow us on www.lorrhadorrha.ie or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/403195614992761.

Congratulations

Well done to William Holmes, son of Marie and John, Rathcabbin who won gold at the Munster Fleadh which took place in Newcastlewest recently.  William is a talented musician and is well known on the music circuit as a fiddle player. However, this time he took the gold with the Mouth Organ. William is a member of Roscrea Comhaltas . Well done William and all the best in Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Mullingar which takes place from 31 July - 7 August.

Liam aiming to get back Liam.

On Monday evening July 18th. the management committee of Tipperary GAA appointed Liam Cahill Ballingarry, as Tipperary senior hurling manager for a three-year term. Liam first became involved in inter county management in 2007 as a minor hurling selector with Tipperary and later went on to manage the minor hurling team between 2014 and 2017, winning two Munster and one All Ireland title.  He went on to manage the Tipperary under 21 hurlers in 2018 winning the All Ireland that year. In 2019 Liam guided the Tipperary under 20 hurlers to Munster and All Ireland titles in what was the inaugural year of the competition. Between 2020 and 2022, Liam was the manager of the Waterford senior hurling team where he guided his side to Munster and All Ireland finals in 2020 and a national league title in 2022.
Joining him on the management team will be Toomevara’s Michael Bevans who has worked with Liam as a coach for a number of inter county teams in the past. Also joining him will be three times All Ireland winner and six time All Star, Padraic Maher from Thurles/Sarsfields club. Maher was forced into retirement earlier this year because of injury. Declan Laffan from Loughmore/Castleiney and Clonoulty/Rossmore man TJ Ryan will complete the line up.   No doubt, Cahill and his team will leave no stone unturned in their effort to bring the Liam McCarthy cup back to the Premier County.
It’s no secret that Cahill wanted this job for some years now but there was always some obstacle in his way. Now however his time has arrived and hopefully there will be more players from the Lorrha club donning the Tipp jersey alongside Brian and Bonner next season.

Lorrha Camogie.

U12 have their last group match before the semi finals the weekend of August 6th . They face Shannon Rovers this Wednesday in Ballinderry. Our U 12 team have been selected to play in Croke Park as part of the Tesco sponsored Caman to Croker event on the 16th August , this is a great opportunity for the girls, some of whom have also played in Semple Stadium and The Ragg camogie grounds this summer.
Our U 15 Summer league has gotten off to a tough start for the girls with 2 defeats , they face Knockavilla on the 4th of August at home.
Best of Luck to Emma Kennedy and Ella O Meara who will take part in the All Ireland Camogie Series, lining out for Tipperary U 14s on August 6th.
Please support our EuroMillions fundraiser run in conjunction with the GAA club, for every ticket sold by a camogie club member will go directly to Lorrha Camogie Club funds.  Each book seller is entered into a draw for a 3 night trip to New York , sponsored by David Fogarty House Fitness.  Contact Caroline on 087 2345817 to purchase a yearly ticket that allows you enter the EuroMillions draw twice a week, for the next 52 weeks.

Denis, Tommy and Stephen before taking off from Malin Head last week. Full report can be read in the local papers - Nenagh Guardian and Midland Tribune

On Their Bikes Part Two.

The two Lorrha men, Denis Maher and his neighbour Tommy Houlihan who cycled from Malin in aid of Pieta House and back in their saddles since Monday morning as they take on part two of the trip.  The men are accompanied on their journey by Stephen Houlihan (Tommy’s nephew) who is providing back up supplies for the long journey. The men are delighted with the response they have received from the public towards their fundraising page so if you would like to donate you can do so on idonate.ie/thomas-denis. Follow them too on facebook at Thomas & Denis Cycle Malin to Mizen Head in Aid of Pieta House. Their target of €2000 has so far passed all their expectations for which the men are thankful for.

Well Done.

Well done to the Lorrha Intermediate team and mentors who had a great win 3.23 to 1.13 over Carrick Davins in the first round of the championship. They get a two week break before their second outing.

Church News.

Mass times in our parish are as follows. Monday Mornings at 9.30am in Lorrha Church (except Bank Holidays). Every Saturday evening at 6.30pm in Lorrha Church. Every Sunday morning at 11.30am in Rathcabbin Church.

Church Bookings: 
Can anyone wishing to book anniversary masses, christenings, weddings etc, please contact the church sacristans, Agnes Slevin in Lorrha, and Mary Cleary in Rathcabbin.

Reek Sunday 2022.

The annual Reek Sunday pilgrimage takes place on Sunday July 31st at Croagh Patrick. Confessions on the summit from7:30am - 2:00pm.  Mass hourly from 8:00am - 2.00pm

Youth 2000.

Join over 1000 young people between 16 and 35 this August at the Youth 2000 Summer Festival. The festival takes place in Clongowes Wood College, Clane, Co Kildare from Thurs 11th August to Sun 14th August 2022. For more information and to book your place, go to www.youth2000.ie

GAA News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €12,100. The numbers drawn on 25 July were: 1-8-10-29.   3 Match 3's: Trish & Des Donoghue, Vera Lyons and Barry Moran share €100.  Promoters: Noreen Houlihan, Sean Mannion and Kelly's.  Next Monday's jackpot has hit €12,200 with Team 6 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Well done: To the intermediates on their win over Carrick Davins in the group stage of the county championship. The lads are out again in a fortnight's time.

Social dancing: Continues this Friday at 9.30 to the music of Michelle Murphy.

Sympathies: To the Gleeson and Killeen families on the death of Betty Killeen, Abbeyville.

Junior hurling: Host Nenagh in Lorrha on Friday at 7.30. A win will give them a good chance of making it straight through to the semi-finals.

Euro-Millions: All sold books of tickets are to be returned on Friday after the junior match and if not by then, they must be in by next Tuesday if you want to be in the draw for the trip to New York.

Smile Awhile


Lorrha Notes

Lorrha are crowned Intermediate North Hurling Champions.

David Fogarty leaves them behind

Two Lorrha men, the well know proprietor of the Friars Tavern, Denis Maher and his neighbour Tommy Houlihan set off on their bicycles to travel from Malin to Mizen Head in aid of Pieta House. The men are accompanied on their journey by Stephen Houlihan (Tommy’s cousin) who is providing back up supplies for the long journey. They left Lorrha on Monday morning last at 8am and they plan on covering about 60 km a day approx over the next two weeks. The men are delighted with the response they have received from the public towards their fundraising page so if you would like to donate you can do so on idonate.ie/thomas-denis. Follow them too on facebook at Thomas & Denis Cycle Malin to Mizen Head in Aid of Pieta House.  By donating, you are providing a lifeline to people across Ireland who are in suicidal distress or have been bereaved by suicide at some stage. Pietas’ professional therapists are taking phone calls and their Helpline will be available free of charge to everyone who needs their support. They rely on the generosity of supporters like you because more than 80% of their income comes from public donations and you make their life-saving counselling services possible. Through your kindness and generosity, you are ensuring that Pieta can keep going and keep being there for people in crisis.

Late Bridget Hartnett.

The peaceful death occurred on Wednesday 6th July and surrounded by her loving family, under the love and care of Portumna Retirement Village of Bridget Hartnett, Ballymacegan, Lorrha.
Bridgie was born in Cloughprior Carney on the 15th August 1931, the only daughter of Mary Anne and John Hayes, she had eight brothers that she wholeheartedly adored.  She was a hard worker from a young age and her attention to detail was a huge asset to her working life. Bridgie worked in Wallers of Prior Park for many years, and it was here that she learned valuable housekeeping skills which she carried with her throughout her life. Once Bridgie finished in Wallers, she began working in a place very close to her heart, Ballyartella Woollen Mills where she worked on the looms as a weaver and most importantly as an invisible mender. She cycled to work daily with her friends and always enjoyed the fresh country air, but never forgot the nuisance of an odd puncture.
Bridgie had a lot of pastimes, she had a great love of music as did her husband Johnny. Their love of music and dancing brought them together and would lead to a lifetime of happiness. They married in Puckane Church on the 24th  April 1957.
Soon after, saw their family grow with the arrival of their four children, John, Margaret, Breda and Tom. There were many happy years spent in Ballymacegan rearing their family together and creating lots of special memories here. She was a great neighbour and friend to all who knew her and indeed, anyone that knocked on her door was welcomed in with open arms.
Bridgie adored each of her six grandchildren, and enjoyed passing along some words of wisdom about marriage and relationships and would often ask them 'When are you giving me a day out?'  She always had a positive outlook on life and enjoyed her weekly get together with her friends in the Active Retirement and the annual trip to Spanish point was always the highlight for her.
In her later years, Bridgie  moved to Portumna Retirement Village, her second home, where music and fun was in abundance. Bridgie continued to enjoy participating in sing songs and always had a big smile on her face to greet everyone that crossed her path. It was here under the loving care of staff and in the company of her loving family that Bridgie passed away peacefully on Wednesday 6th July. Her Funeral Mass took place in St. Peter and Paul's Church Borrisokane on Saturday 9th July with burial afterwards in Cloughprior cemetery.  Predeceased by her husband John and her brothers, she is survived by her brothers Phil and Christy, sister-in-law Brenda, sons John and Tom, daughters Margaret (Lillis)and Breda (Reynolds), sons in law Seamus and Ger, daughters in law Kathryn and Mary, grandchildren Níamh, Seán Mairéad, Edel, Keith and Ólan, great-granddaughters Sophie and Amelia. Her nieces, nephews and wide circle of friends and neighbours to whom sympathy is offered.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Teresa Cleary and family on the death of her husband Pat, Clonfinane, Carrig, who passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family, wife Teresa, son Michael, daughter Edel, son in law John and adored grandson Billy,on Tuesday July 12th.
Predeceased by his father Michael, mother Eileen, his sister Marian and sister in law Chris Cleary. Sadly missed by his heartbroken sisters and brothers, Kathleen, Tim, Evelyn, Mona, John, Michael and Ann, his brothers in law, sisters in law, his many nieces and nephews, relatives, friends and neighbors.
After Funeral mass on Thursday, 14th in The Church of the Annunciation, Carrig, burial took place afterwards to in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Parish Cycle Road Trip.

The launch of the Lorrha Dorrha parish cycle road trip will take place on Sunday 24th July at 10am from outside the Sceál Shop/Community Hall in Lorrha. This will not be a road race but a social gathering of like minded cycling enthusiasts who will cycle the 46 km (approx) trip around the roads of the parish at a leisurely pace. The cyclists will travel around through Abbeyville, Rathcabbin, Ballymacegan Redwood etc. and there’s a leaflet in the Sceál shop with a map of the route that the cyclists will take for anyone wishing to join the group for the spin. If you would like to give it a try but don’t think you are fit enough, you can go as far as you wish as there will be no pressure on anyone to complete the full trip, or you can join in at any of the stages when the group are passing through the various areas. Pick up the leaflet and go from there. The group expect to make this a regular fixture and look forward to seeing everyone on the day.

Preparations Going Well.

Preparations are going very well for the arrival of the Martin O’Meara’s VC visit to Lorrha. On Saturday 13th August, the beginning of Heritage Week, the VC will be brought to Lorrha for one day only, which is expected to draw in big crowds who wish to view the VC which Martin was awarded. This will be the first visit of the VC in 106 years and will be the only visit before it returns to Australia, so everyone is invited to come all. More details of times and full programme of events will be available when fully organized. However, all of this costs money too and in order to support the hard working committee, your attention is drawn  to the collection buckets which are available in Sceal shop, Friars Tavern, Pat Hough’s, Kellys Rathcabbin, Ferry Inn and Mulrooney’s Ferry Service Station for anyone wishing to make a contribution to the homecoming. The committee also have a Go Fund Me page which is in operation at  https://www.gofundme.com/f/homecoming-of-martin-omearas-vc or by typing in Homecoming of Martin O’Meara’s VC  Go Fund Me Page, to help raise the necessary funds
required. Do please contribute if you can as all funds will be needed. Your support is much appreciated. You can follow us on www.lorrhadorrha.ie or on facebook  https://www.facebook.com/groups/403195614992761.

Wedding Bells.

Many congratulations is extended to Lorrha couple Caroline Heenan and Simon Byrne on their marriage last Saturday in St. Ruadhan’s Church. We wish Caroline and Simon many happy years together.

On Their Bikes for Charity.

Two Lorrha men, the well know proprietor of the Friars Tavern, Denis Maher and his neighbour Tommy Houlihan set off on their bicycles to travel from Malin to Mizen Head in aid of Pieta House. The men are accompanied on their journey by Stephen Houlihan (Tommy’s cousin) who is providing back up supplies for the long journey. They left Lorrha on Monday morning last at 8am and they plan on covering about 60 km a day approx over the next two weeks. The men are delighted with the response they have received from the public towards their fundraising page so if you would like to donate you can do so on idonate.ie/thomas-denis. Follow them too on facebook at Thomas & Denis Cycle Malin to Mizen Head in Aid of Pieta House.  By donating, you are providing a lifeline to people across Ireland who are in suicidal distress or have been bereaved by suicide at some stage. Pietas’ professional therapists are taking phone calls and their Helpline will be available free of charge to everyone who needs their support. They rely on the generosity of supporters like you because more than 80% of their income comes from public donations and you make their life-saving counselling services possible. Through your kindness and generosity, you are ensuring that Pieta can keep going and keep being there for people in crisis.

Conor Hogan on the move

Lorrha Captain Michael Dolan in possession

Niall McIntyre breaks free

Well Done.

Well done to the Lorrha Intermediate team and mentors who had a great win over Shannon Rovers in the North Final on Saturday evening last. Captained by Michael Dolan, who’s father Joe captained Lorrha to Intermediate football North final victory in 1983, Michael made light work in centre back position. Lorrha are out again next Saturday evening 23rd in Templemore at 6pm where they take on Carrick Davins in the first round of the championship and we wish them well.

Church News.

Mass times in our parish are as follows. Monday Mornings at 9.30am in Lorrha Church (except Bank Holidays). Every Saturday evening at 6.30pm in Lorrha Church. Every Sunday morning at 11.30am in Rathcabbin Church.

Church Bookings: 
Can anyone wishing to book anniversary masses, christenings, weddings etc, please contact the church sacristans, Agnes Slevin in Lorrha, and Mary Cleary in Rathcabbin.

Reek Sunday 2022.

The annual Reek Sunday pilgrimage takes place on Sunday July 31st at Croagh Patrick. Confessions on the summit from7:30am - 2:00pm.  Mass hourly from 8:00am - 2.00pm
Pilgrimage.

Celebrating National Grandparents Pilgrimage world day of grandparents and elderly at Our Lady of knock Shrine July 24th. Anointing of the sick at 2.30pm, Mass at 3pm followed by the Rosary. ‘Grandparents this is your day, all are welcome’

Youth 2000.

Join over 1000 young people between 16 and 35 this August at the Youth 2000 Summer Festival. The festival takes place in Clongowes Wood College, Clane, Co Kildare from Thurs 11th August to Sun 14th August 2022. For more information and to book your place, go to www.youth2000.ie 

Cian Hogan gives it a lash.

GAA News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €12,000. The numbers drawn on 19 July were: 7-9-16-28.  1 Match 3: Martin Hough (Whitehall) wins €100.  Promoters: Thomas P Cahalan, Liam Reddish, Internet.  Next Monday's jackpot has hit €12,100 with Team 5 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Intermediate: Well done to the Intermediate Hurlers on their North final win over Shannon Rovers. The lads begin their county championship campaign this Saturday against Carrick Davins in Templemore at 6.00pm.

Junior Hurling: The Junior hurlers next game in the championship is at home to Nenagh Eire Og on 30-31 July.

Under 19: The U19’s received a walkover from Burgess last week and now await the outcome of the game between Newport and Burgess to determine the next phase of the championship.

Euro-Millions clarification: The first two numbers on each of the lines are the "lucky stars." In lines 2, 3 and 5, the second lucky star numbers are 9 in line 2, 6 in Line 3 and 7 in line 5.

We've twelve lines instead of six this term, which means we've increased chances of winning. If you sell a full book of tickets, you will be entered into a draw for a trip to New York - three nights accommodation and flights, kindly sponsored by David Fogarty and House Fitness. Tickets will be collected by the end of the month.

Cúl Camps: Well done to all who took part in the Lorrha Cul Camp last week, and thanks to all our coaches and volunteers.

Sympathies: To the Cleary family, Clonfinnane, on the death of Pat Cleary, who was a great supporter of the club.

Smile Awhile

Lorrha Notes

The best of luck to the Lorrha Intermediate hurling team and management who play Shannon Rovers in the North Final on Saturday evening coming the 16th in Nenagh at 6pm. The backroom team. From left: Brian Carroll, Ken Hogan (Manager), Conor Sullivan, Shane Brophy.                      Pic: Rose Mannion.

Colm Fogarty will be in action again in the North Final for his club Lorrha.    Pic: Rose Mannion.

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Late Christopher (Christy) Liffey.

The peaceful death occurred on Wednesday July 6th of Christy Liffey, formally of Sharragh, Rathcabbin and Hollypark, Birr, in the loving care of the nursing staff at the Midland Regional Hospital Tullamore, in the company of his loving family.
Christy’s passing brought much sadness and regret to the parish and surrounding areas by all who knew him over the years.  Born on December 1st 1935 the second in a family of four, to Michael and Winifred Liffey, Sharragh, Christy went on to forge strong and lasting friendships that he held dearly throughout his life. He was a great neighbor who had a kind and encouraging word for everyone.
As his parents declined in health and in years, Christy was their carer looking after their welfare and wellbeing for many years, with great patience and understanding as well as carrying out the work on the farm. He had a great interest and love of the cattle and sheep which he reared and immersed himself in farming life in Sharragh.
Christy’s holiday was the Galway races every year which he attended with neighbours and family. He loved the racing and followed it with great interest.  A terrific dancer, many ladies will have fond memories of the lovely waltzing movement of Christy and the quickstep too as he whirled around the dance floor at weddings or local dances.
He loved his family and his parish, and when his brother Michael captained the juvenile hurling team in 1957 to county success, Christy was there at all the games supporting his brother and the members of the team. In fact, he supported everything that was happening in the parish in one way or another.
He also had an interest in drama, in particular Rathcabbin Players where he was another supporter throughout the years.
Christy was a man of strong faith, never missing Mass and was a member of the local church choir and a lifelong member of the Pioneer Total Abstinence Association.
Some years ago, he moved from Sharragh to live in Holypark in Birr where he remained for a number of years. It was from there that he moved to the wonderful care of the Matron and staff of St. Kieran’s Care Home at the Pike, Rathcabbin where he enjoyed many happy years before his final illness. Christy was held in very high regard not only by his family but by everyone who knew him. He was a true gentleman with a kind and encouraging word for everyone he met.
Predeceased by his parents Michael and Winifred, his infant brother Stephen and his sister Mary (McIntyre, Lorrha), he will be sadly missed by his brother Michael, his nieces and nephews Dymphna, John, Aiden, Cathal, Gabriel (McIntyre),  Brendan, Vincent, Mike and Kevin (Liffey), his grand nieces and grand nephews, his sister-in-law Nancy, his brother-in-law Philip, his extended family and friends, especially Tom and Maura Kennedy (Clonmona) and the residents and staff of St Kieran’s Nursing Home, Rathcabbin.
After funeral Mass in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church Rathcabbin, on Saturday morning July 9th burial took place in St. Ruadhan’s Cemetery, Lorrha. May his gentle soul rest in peace.

Date For Your Diary.

Martin O’Meara’s VC  will visit Lorrha for one day only on Saturday 13th August, the beginning of Heritage Week. This event will be a very historic occasion for the parish and beyond. From here until the VC arrives, there will be plenty of work taking place, plaques erected, bunting and flags to suitably decorate the village for the one and only visit of the VC.  This will be a huge event for not just the village but also the parish and beyond where everyone is invited to attend.  However, all of this costs money which will be spent wisely in the preparations. In order to support the hard working committee, your attention is drawn  to the collection buckets which are available in Sceal shop, Friars Tavern, Pat Hough’s, Kellys Rathcabbin, Ferry Inn and Mulrooney’s Ferry Service Station for anyone wishing to make a contribution to the homecoming. The committee also have a Go Fund Me page which is in operation at  https://www.gofundme.com/f/homecoming-of-martin-omearas-vc or by typing in Homecoming of Martin O’Meara’s VC  Go Fund Me Page, to help raise the necessary funds
required. Do please contribute if you can as all funds will be needed. Your support is much appreciated. You can follow us on www.lorrhadorrha.ie or on facebook  https://www.facebook.com/groups/403195614992761.

Wedding Bells.

Many congratulations is extended to Ciarán Duggan, Lorrha and Rachel Wardy, Ferbane who were married recently. We wish Ciarán and Rachel every good wish for the future together.

Well Done.  

Great to hear that the Lorrha U12 camogie girls has been selected to play in Croke Park on the 16th August in the Camán to Croker Camogie Association Blitz. A great opportunity for these young girls, many who have already played in Semple Stadium and the Ragg camogie grounds over the past few years. We wish them well and hope they enjoy the experience. We also wish them well with the forthcoming league..

Church News.

Mass times in our parish are as follows. Monday Mornings at 9.30am in Lorrha Church (except Bank Holidays). Every Saturday evening at 6.30pm in Lorrha Church. Every Sunday morning at 11.30am in Rathcabbin Church.

Church Bookings: 
Can anyone wishing to book anniversary masses, christenings, weddings etc, please contact the church sacristans, Agnes Slevin in Lorrha, and Mary Cleary in Rathcabbin.

GAA News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €11,900. The numbers drawn on 11 July were: 8-9-16-19. 1 Match 3: Eamonn Maher wins €100. Promoters: Kathleen Gleeson, Noreen Houlihan, SCEAL Shop.
Next Monday's jackpot has hit €12,000 with Team 4 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.
Intermediate: Best of luck to the Intermediate Hurlers in their North final against Shannon Rovers this Saturday in Nenagh at 6.00pm. This is an all-ticket game and tickets are to be purchased online from embed.futureticketing.ie/c/north-tipperary-gaa/. We are hoping to see lots of flags out around the parish during the week.

Junior Hurling: Well done to the Junior ‘B’ hurlers who defeated Borrisokane last Friday in the championship. They have one more group game against Nenagh Éire Óg in late July.

Under 19: The U19’s were unable to field last week against Newport and now host Burgess in Moatfield at 7.30pm this Wednesday.

Sympathies: To the Liffey family on the death of Christy Liffey, who was a great supporter of the club.

Social Dancing: Continues this Friday at 9.30pm in the Tony Reddin Centre to the music of Aisling Rafferty and Noelie Ryan.

Euro-Millions Syndicate: Tickets are now being circulated for the new EuroMillions syndicate. We have twelve lines instead of six this term, which means we've increased chances of winning. For those who sell a full book of tickets, you will also be entered into a draw for a trip to New York - three nights’ accommodation and flights, sponsored by David Fogarty and House Fitness. More details next week.

Juvenile Club Raffle: For a sizeable load of timber. Tickets are just €5 each and can be bought from Colm, Kathleen, Caroline, and Tom and for your convenience we will be at Cul Camp from Monday 11th to Friday 15th July.

Smile Awhile


Lorrha Notes

Denis O'Meara in action against Moneygall on Sunday last in the North Intermediate Semi-Final which was held in Roscrea.  Lorrha beat Moneygall 5.24 to 2.13 to reach the final v Shannon Rovers in just under two weeks time.  Pic: Rose Mannion.

Late Anna Larkin.

The peaceful death took place on Tuesday 28th June in Tullamore Hospital of Anna Larkin, Curragha, Lorrha.
Anna was in frail health throughout her life and in the final month or so she took seriously ill in Ealga Lodge Nursing Home in Shinrone, where she has resided for a number of years, yet news of her passing brought much sadness and regret to her relatives and her neighbours.
The Larkin home was a rambling house where the neighbours met for a chat on a regular basis, in particular after a match which was replayed several times, analyses after analyses gone over and over and what could and should have been done,  but the end result never changed.   If Lorrha were playing, this group were way ahead of their time with every player rated, long before it was ever heard of, and Anna got in on the conversations too enjoying the banter and the laughter and topping up the tea cups. Sadly, most of the group are now deceased.
Anna and her two brothers Johnnie and Mikie, welcomed everyone into their kitchen where the kettle was always boiling and the smell of fresh bread and tart filled the air. Lashings of butter on freshly cut slices disappeared quickly too as the chat would last for much longer than anyone intended. A kind warmhearted, quiet lady, Anna always wore a smile on her face regardless of what was happening in the world outside her home. She was a deeply religious woman who loved to recite the Rosary and lived her daily life accordingly.
Anna was born 91 years ago to John and Sarah (nee Quinlisk) Larkin of Curragha, where she continued to live the rest of her life. She had one sister who predeceased her in infancy, and three brothers, Joseph (Kilcormac), John, (both of whom predeceased her, and Michael (St. Kieran’s Care Home, Rathcabbin). She is also survived by her sister-in-law Gertrude (Kilcormac), nieces Emer and Deirdre, nephews David and Joe, cousins, relatives, neighbours and friends to whom sympathy is offered.
Her funeral Mass in St. Ruadhan’s Church in Lorrha on Saturday July 2nd was concelebrated by her cousin Fr. David Larkin (Dublin) and by Fr. Michael Cooney. Afterwards, Anna was laid to rest in the family plot in the adjoining cemetery. May her gentle soul rest in peace.

VC is Coming Home.

Martin O’Meara’s VC  will visit Lorrha for one day only on Saturday 13th August in what will be a very historic occasion. From here until the VC arrives, there will be plenty of work taking place, plaques erected, bunting and flags to suitably decorate the village for the one and only visit of the VC.  This will be a huge event for not just the village but also the parish and beyond where everyone is invited to attend.  However, all of this costs money which will be spent wisely in the preparations. In order to support the hard working committee, your attention is drawn  to the collection buckets which are available in Sceal shop, Friars Tavern, Pat Hough’s, Kellys Rathcabbin, Ferry Inn and Mulrooney’s Ferry Service Station for anyone wishing to make a contribution to the homecoming. The committee also have a Go Fund Me page which is in operation at  https://www.gofundme.com/f/homecoming-of-martin-omearas-vc or by typing in Homecoming of Martin O’Meara’s VC  Go Fund Me Page, to help raise the necessary funds
required. Do please contribute if you can as all funds will be needed. Your support is much appreciated. You can follow us on www.lorrhadorrha.ie or on facebook  https://www.facebook.com/groups/403195614992761.

Wedding Bells.

Congratulations and every good wish is extended to Suzanne Sullivan, Rathcabbin and Paul Quirke, Banagher who were married in St. Ruadhan’s Church, Lorrha on Friday last July 1st. We wish the happy couple lots of good luck in the years ahead.

Rotten luck.

Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary senior camogie squad had a great win over their old rivals Cork on Saturday in Cork’s own back yard Páirc Uí Rinn in the All Ireland Series. A tremendous effort from the visitors gave them a one point victory 1.17 to 1.16 their first over Cork in a long number of years. This win saw Tipp level in third place with Dublin, however, it’s rotten luck for Tipp who lose out for a place in the quarter final due to score difference.  Hard luck Clodagh, you played superbly all year and served up great entertainment.

Well Done.

Well done to the Lorrha Intermediate hurling team and management who had a 5.24 to 2.13 brilliant win over Moneygall in the North semi-final on Sunday evening last in Roscrea. Lorrha will play neighbours Shannon Rovers in the final in two weeks time.

Church News.

Mass times in our parish are as follows. Monday Mornings at 9.30am in Lorrha Church (except Bank Holidays). Every Saturday evening at 6.30pm in Lorrha Church. Every Sunday morning at 11.30am in Rathcabbin Church.

Church Bookings: 
Can anyone wishing to book anniversary masses, christenings, weddings etc, please contact the church sacristans, Agnes Slevin in Lorrha, and Mary Cleary in Rathcabbin.

Volunteering in our Parish.


All our parish depend hugely on volunteers whether it be those who read or distribute Holy Communion, serve on the pastoral council, parish finance committee, safeguarding committee, those who take up offertory collection, count Parish money, act as stewards on special occasions, help with sacramental preparation or pastoral care of people, or the rosary and in our parish in many other ways.
If you feel you would like to be a part of our volunteering cohort of parishioners please contact any member of pastoral council.

Marys Meals.

To raise funds and awareness Mary's Meals are walking throughout Ireland, starting on 7th August from Kilkenny, Malin, Derry, Armagh, Dublin, Kilkenny, Limerick and Thurles and are all arriving in Knock Co Mayo on 15th  August. Step by Step to Feed the Next Child. See the website www.marysmeals.ie for more info. Fr Eamonn Kelly (PP in Raphoe, Co. Donegal) will walk this year from Thurles and invites you to join him. For more info phone Fr Eamonn on 087-9077985 or eamonnkelly1949@gmail.com or Angela Moore at 089-4959519.Thurles walk will go through Templemore, Roscrea, Birr, Ferbane, Athlone, Roscommon, Ballymoe and Ballyhaunis

GAA News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €11,800. The numbers drawn on 4 July were: 10-14-21-29. 4 Match 3's share €100: Celine Cleary, Martin Hough, JP Houlihan, Caoimhe Kennedy.  Promoters: Thomas P Cahalan, Eamonn Maher, Mulrooney's Gala.  Next Monday's jackpot is €11,900 with Team 3 in charge of the dra. Thank you for your continued support.

Intermediate: Well done to the intermediates on their win over Moneygall in the North semi-final on Sunday. The final against Shannon Rovers will take place on the weekend 16/17 July.

Junior Hurling: The juniors are fixed to play away to Borrisokane this weekend, in the second round of the North Championship. Time and date to be confirmed.

Under 19 Hurling: The U19 hurlers take on Newport this Wednesday in Newport at 7.30pm in the opening round of the North ‘B’ Championship.

Social Dancing: Continues this Friday at 9.30pm in the Tony Reddin Centre to the music of Checkers.

Congrats: To Michael O'Meara and Yvonne on their recent wedding and also to Graham Houlihan on the birth of his son, Freddie.

Sympathies: To the White family, Carrig, on the death of Margaret.

Euro-Millions: Our term is up at the end of July, so tickets will be circulated again this week. We've 12 lines instead of six this term, which means we've increased chances of winning. You will be entered into a draw for a much-coveted prize if you sell a full book of tickets. More details next week.

Smile Awhile.


Lorrha Notes

Photo by: Rose Mannion.

A Date has been Announced.

The Lorrha Martin O’Meara VC committee have at last received confirmation that Saturday August 13th has been designated for Martin’s VC to visit Lorrha.  The committee have waited a long time for a date to be confirmed and are delighted to receive this news. From here until the VC arrives, there will be plenty of work taking place, plaques erected, bunting and flags to suitably decorate the village for the one and only visit of the VC and much more besides. This will be a huge event for not just the village but also the parish and beyond where everyone is invited to attend.  However, all of this costs money which will be spent wisely in the preparations. In order to support the hard working committee, your attention is drawn  to the collection buckets which are available in Sceal shop, Friars Tavern, Pat Hough’s, Kellys Rathcabbin, Ferry Inn and Mulrooney’s Ferry Service Station for anyone wishing to make a contribution to the homecoming. The committee also have a Go Fund Me page which is in operation at  https://www.gofundme.com/f/homecoming-of-martin-omearas-vc or by typing in Homecoming of Martin O’Meara’s VC  Go Fund Me Page, to help raise the necessary funds required. Do please contribute if you can as all funds will be needed. Your support is much appreciated. You can follow us on www.lorrhadorrha.ie or on facebook  https://www.facebook.com/groups/403195614992761.

Good luck.

The best of luck to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary senior camogie squad who play Cork on Saturday coming July 2nd in Páirc Uí Rinn at 5pm. in the All Ireland Series. This is a must win game for Tipp and they will have their work cut out taking on the Leesiders who top the group after winning all their group games so far. Can Tipp knock them off their perch? It’s a big ask but it can be done so good luck to all.
We also congratulate Emma Kennedy and Ella O’Meara who are representing Lorrha camogie with the County U14 A and C teams. Emma and the A team won their Munster final recently. Emma was also named Junior Camogie Player of the year for Portumna Community School. Well done Emma.
We also wish the Lorrha Intermediate hurling team and management the best of luck when they play Moneygall in the North Intermediate semi-final next Sunday  July 3rd at 7pm.

Athletic Success.

Three young men from Rathcabbin are making waves in the world of athletics in recent weeks. Tom Perry  recently competed in the Leinster U-18 championship which were held in Tullamore and Tom took gold in the 800m and silver in the 1500m. He will go on to compete at the National finals in July. Brothers Paddy and Willie O’Meara also took part with Paddy winning Gold in the discus on Saturday 18th while the following day the 19th, he came second in the shot put and second in the hammer throw. His brother Willie won gold in the hammer throw. All three were representing Birr Athletic Club and all three will be competing in the National finals which take place on Saturday 2nd July and also on the week-end of the 9th and 10th July. We extend congratulations and well done to them and wish Tom, Paddy and Willie the very best of luck in the National Finals.

Tom Perry.

O'Meara Brothers.

Camogie Notes.

Well done to our U14 team who reached the U14 C Shield County final in The Ragg last Sunday. It was their second appearance in a week at the camogie grounds where they over came St Ritas Fethard, in the semi final in an impressive display winning 2-02 to 1-01. The final v Cashel was a tough battle but the Lorrha girls did themselves and their families proud with great teamwork and some superb prformances all over the field. Final score 4-03 to 0-7 to Cashel. They now have the U15 league to look forward to starting 11th July.
Our U12s also had a tough encounter v Burgess in Tony Reddin Park last week  with a level score at half time, however Burgess added a number of points to their tally in the second half to come through 5 -2 to 3-0 . Two more away game remain in our group stages before semi final stages.
Cul Camp will commence 11th July in Tony Reddin Park - all welcome.
Well done to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary team in their dramtic win over Wexford and we wish her all the best in the final group match v Cork on July 2nd in Pairce Ui Rinn.
Congratulations to Emma Kennedy and Tipperary U14 A camogie team who won their Munster final in Carriganore, Waterford on the 19th of June. It was a busy few weeks for Emma who was named Junior Camogie Player of the year for Portumna Community School, a well deserved award.  Commisserations to Ella O'Meara and Tipperary U14C team who lost by 1 point v Cork in their Munster final in Waterford and well done to Sophie Houlihan who put in a superb defensive performance for Tipperary v Kilkenny in a recent challenge match.
A big thank you to all those who attended and those who bought tickets in support of our recent Medal Presentation night Dinner Dance in Dooleys Hotel . A great spread and service was given by Dooleys on the night. Thanks also to The Pitt Fitness- Conor Sullivan, Portumna Balloons - Orla Kennedy and Louise Mannion for their generous sponsorship and to Ken Hogan and Aiden McIntyre for conducting an entertaining presentation. A great night was had by all in attendance with no free space left on the dance floor!
Our Lorrha Camogie History Wall was also lanched with photograhs on show from 1968 of the U 16 Lorrha County final winning team( from Agnes Brophy) and from the County final win in 1985, (from Bernie Cleary )and also featuring Agnes Brophy. More to follow on our Histoy Wall and if you have any photos from the achieves we would be grateful for a copy to display, please contact Pauline Hoctor on 087 9280673 and Caroline O Brien on 087 2345817.

Calling All Singletons.

RTÉ2’s hit show First Dates Ireland is currently taking applications from single people who would like to experience a match making process. The requirements to apply are simple. You must be over 18 years of age and of course be single. The show is open to all genders and sexualities and if you are interested in taking part go to www.cococontent.ie/firstdates.

Church News.

Mass times in our parish are as follows. Monday Mornings at 9.30am in Lorrha Church (except Bank Holidays). Every Saturday evening at 6.30pm in Lorrha Church. Every Sunday morning at 11.30am in Rathcabbin Church.

Church Bookings: 
Can anyone wishing to book anniversary masses, christenings, weddings etc, please contact the church sacristans, Agnes Slevin in Lorrha, and Mary Cleary in Rathcabbin. Thank you.
First Friday Mass on Friday next 1st July will be celebrated in Rathcabbin Church at 8pm.

National Synod Gathering.

On Saturday June 18th 160 people gathered from across the Irish Church in Athlone. The themes emerging from the Synodal Process are the same right across the country.
“While each diocese had its own particular experience of the Synodal Pathway, nevertheless what we heard on the day  were many common themes emerging across the country – North and South – such as: The continuing importance of faith in people’s lives. Reflections on our sense of belonging to church; Expressions of how abuse is part of the story of the Church. A call for much greater roles of women at all levels in the future of Church. Attention to sexuality, relationships and LGBTQI+ concerns. The importance of education, catechesis, youth, family and co-responsible leadership. Lay ministry, culture and the impact of Covid-19; as well as to faith formation, clergy and liturgy.

Smile Awhile


Lorrha Notes

Congratulations to Mike Blake Portumna who has retired from Bus Eireann School Bus runs. Mike is wished every happiness in the years ahead. Knowing Mike like I do, he won't be sitting idle for long.  Pic: Rose Mannion

Reminder.

The annual Lorrha Cemetery Mass will be held on Saturday evening coming June 25th at 6.30pm. Weather permitting the Mass will be celebrated outside in the cemetery grounds, otherwise it will take place in the Church. There will be a maintenance collection on the evening and we are very grateful for the continued support.

Weave Workshop.

Barry Noyce, Rathcabbin will host a willow weaving workshop at An Gáirdín this coming Saturday 25th June from 10am to 4pm. If interested call (087) 2845443.

Wedding Bells.

Many congratulations are extended to Michael O’Meara, Dublin and Lorrha and Yvonne Duffy, Castlebar, Co. Mayo who were married recently. We wish them many years of good health and happiness in their future life together.

Well done.

Well done to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary senior camogie squad who edged Wexford  on Saturday last with one point to spare in the All Ireland Series.

Calling All Singletons.

RTÉ2’s hit show First Dates Ireland is currently taking applications from single people who would like to experience a match making process. The requirements to apply are simple. You must be over 18 years of age and of course be single. The show is open to all genders and sexualities and if you are interested in taking part go to www.cococontent.ie/firstdates.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to David, Ashling and Oscar Gradwell, Rathcabbin on the death of David’s mother Freda, Raheny, Dublin which occurred on Sunday 12th June.
After funeral Mass in Our Lady Mother of Divine Grace Church, Raheny on Wednesday 15th burial took place in Fingal Cemetery. May she rest in peace.
Sympathy is also extended to the family and relatives of Sydney Walter Williamson, Lorrha, and Grey Meadows, Cloghan, which occurred on June 14th.  Private funeral took place on Friday 17th.  May he rest in peace.
Sympathy is extended to Trish Broderick on the death of her mother Rosin Purcell, Maynooth, who also died recently. May she rest in peace.

Church News.

Mass times in our parish are as follows. Monday Mornings at 9.30am in Lorrha Church (except Bank Holidays). Every Saturday evening at 6.30pm in Lorrha Church. Every Sunday morning at 11.30am in Rathcabbin Church.

Collection Buckets.
Please note that collection buckets are available in Sceal shop, Friars Tavern, Pat Hough’s, Kellys Rathcabbin, Ferry Inn and Mulrooney’s Ferry Service Station for anyone wishing to make a contribution to the homecoming of the Lorrha Martin O’Meara VC. The committee also have a Go Fund Me page which is in operation at  https://www.gofundme.com/f/homecoming-of-martin-omearas-vc or by typing in Homecoming of Martin O’Meara’s VC  Go Fund Me Page, to raise the necessary funds required to bring Martin O’Meara’s VC to Lorrha for the first time in 105 years. Your support is much appreciated. You can follow us on www.lorrhadorrha.ie or on facebook  https://www.facebook.com/groups/403195614992761.

Summer Camp.

Busy Bodies Summer Camp 2022 takes place in Killeen National School, with week 1 commencing 4th July, & week 2 from 12th July. Activities include sports, swimming, cooking, music, arts and much more. Ages 3 to 10 years. Time from 9.30am to 3pm with the school opening at 8am. Bring a lunch. Phone Ann on 087 9625218 for more info & booking details.

GAA Notes

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €11,600. The numbers drawn on 20 June were: 4-5-19-24. 3 Match 3's share €100: Johnny O'Meara, Anne Lambe, Grace Delaney.  Promoters: Mulrooney's Gala, Sean Mannion, Tony Coen.
Next Monday's jackpot will be €11,700 with Team 1 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Premier Intermediate: Lorrha take on Moneygall in the North semi-final on Sunday 3rd July, time, and venue to be confirmed.

Junior Hurling: The Junior ‘B’s take on Knockshegowna this Friday in Moatfield in the first round of the North Championship at 7.30pm

Inter-County: Congratulations to Killian Fitzgerald who continues to represent the Tipperary under-14 hurling team.

Congratulations: To Sean Molloy who, having completed An Rás Tailteann - an international cycling race around Ireland - has become the first Lorrha native to do so. Great stuff Sean.

Social Dancing: Continues this Friday at 9.30pm to the music of Break Free.

Smile Awhile.


Lorrha Notes

Minister for Education Norma Foley officially opened the extension to Redwood school today Thursday June 16th and is pictured here on her arrival with the school Principal Michelle Hogan.   Pic: Rose Mannion.

Open to the Public.

Redwood Castle, Lorrha will be open to the public this Wednesday 15th June from 2.30pm to 6.30pm.
Come along and view one of the oldest castles in Ireland, still owned by its original clan, the MacEgans.  Michael Egan from Castlebar, restored the entire castle to its former glory and used it for a second family home. Now owned and run by his daughter, Coleesa, the castle opens to the public during summer months as a sight of historic interest.

Official Opening Change of Time.

Minister for Education Norma Foley will officially open the new extension to Redwood School. She will be joined by Bishop Fintan Monahan and other dignitaries on Thurs 16th June at 4.30pm. Please Note change of time. There will be lots of entertainment with tea & refreshments afterwards. There will also be Mass on Sat 18th June at 6.30pm in Redwood church to bless the school. We would like to invite everyone to come along and join us on both days to celebrate this significant occasion in the school’s history.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Joe Dolan and family, Lossernane on the death of his uncle Ted (Edward) Coughlan, New York and formally Ballybeg, Coolderry, who passed away recently after a short illness. Ted, who was 88 years old, spent most of his life in the US and is the last of that generation of his family. Burial took place in the US.  May he rest in peace.

Good Luck.

The best of luck is extended to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary senior camogie squad when they travel to play Wexford  on Saturday 18th. Time and venue to be confirmed.  This is a must win game for Tipp as they now face an uphill struggle to qualify out of their group in this year’s championship.

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Portumna Day Care Centre are looking for a part time cook plus kitchen assistant. If you are interested do apply with your CV to Portumna Day Care Service, Castle Avenue or by email to portumnasocialservices@gmail.com or you can give them a call on (087) 430 2540.

Coffee Morning.

To mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2022, Silver Arch Resource Centre, in conjunction with the HSE Safeguarding & Protection Team, is hosting a free coffee morning in Tyone Community Centre on Wed 15th June from 11am to 12:30pm.  This day hopes to be a useful platform to provide information on how and where to access support if people are concerned for themselves or others. All are welcome, however spaces are limited; book by ringing reception at 067-31800

Wedding Bells.

Many congratulations are extended to David Fogarty, Lorrha and Amanda Burke Kilbarron who were married recently. We wish them many years of good health and happiness in their future life together.

Virtual Dementia Café.

Nenagh & Ballina-Killaloe Virtual Dementia Cafe invites you to join us for our next virtual dementia cafe on Thurs 16th June at 7pm (rescheduled from our May cafe). Our guest speaker is Tim O'Donoghue who will be speaking on the topic of driving assessments for people with varying medical conditions or who have concerns around capacity to drive. Please email ballinakillaloe.dementiacafe@gmail.com for link - all are welcome.

Art Exhibition.

Creative Spirits Art Group Borrisokane is holding their “Borrisokane in Bloom” Art Exhibition in Nenagh Arts Centre from Fri 17th June to Mon 27th June.  This group of talented Ladies meets weekly with their Tutor Melissa Ryan of Tipperary ETB.  Everyone is welcome to pop in and view this lovely exhibition.

Church News.

Please take note that Saturday evening Mass on the 18th June will be celebrated in Redwood Church. Please note the change of church.

The Feast of Corpus Christi is next Sunday 19th June.

Mass times in our parish are as follows. Monday Mornings at 9.30am in Lorrha Church (except Bank Holidays). Every Saturday evening at 6.30pm in Lorrha Church. Every Sunday morning at 11.30am in Rathcabbin Church.
World Elder Abuse Day: Wed.15th June. If you have a concern for yourself or another person contact HSE Safeguarding Team safeguarding.cho3@hse.ie 067 46470

Collection Buckets.
Please note that collection buckets are available in Sceal shop, Friars Tavern, Pat Hough’s, Kellys Rathcabbin, Ferry Inn and Mulrooney’s Ferry Service Station for anyone wishing to make a contribution to the homecoming of the Lorrha Martin O’Meara VC. The committee also have a Go Fund Me page which is in operation at  https://www.gofundme.com/f/homecoming-of-martin-omearas-vc or by typing in Homecoming of Martin O’Meara’s VC  Go Fund Me Page, to raise the necessary funds required to bring Martin O’Meara’s VC to Lorrha for the first time in 105 years. Your support is much appreciated. You can follow us on www.lorrhadorrha.ie or on facebook  https://www.facebook.com/groups/403195614992761.

Lorrha Cemetery Committee.

The annual  Lorrha Cemetery Mass will be held on Saturday evening June 25th at 6.30pm. Weather permitting the Mass will be celebrated in the Cemetery grounds, otherwise it will take place in the Church. There will be a maintenance collection on the evening and we are very grateful for the continued support.

Summer Camp.

Busy Bodies Summer Camp 2022 takes place in Killeen National School, with week 1 commencing 4th July, & week 2 from 12th July. Activities include sports, swimming, cooking, music, arts and much more. Ages 3 to 10 years. Time from 9.30am to 3pm with the school opening at 8am. Bring a lunch. Phone Ann on 087 9625218 for more info & booking details.

GAA News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €11,500. The numbers drawn on 13 June: 3-13-14-22. 3 Match 3's share €100: Paul Houlihan, Caoimhe Kennedy, Joe Ryan. Promoters: Betty Houlihan, Noreen Houlihan, Mulrooney's Gala.
Next Monday's jackpot is €11,600 with Team 7 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Junior Hurling: Hard luck to the Junior Bs on their loss to Silvermines in the League semi-final. They are looking forward to the first round of the championship at home to Knockshegowna on weekend 24-26 June.

Social Dancing: Continues this Friday at 9.30pm to the music of Peter Burke.

Congratulations: To Amanda and David Fogarty, a player and sponsor of the club, on their recent marriage.

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Lorrha Notes

Niall McIntyre in action against Ballina recently.

Good Luck.

We extend the best of luck to all our young people from the parish who sit their Junior and Leaving Certificate examinations commencing this Wednesday June 8th. This is the first Junior Cert exam since 2019 and students have been affected by school closures since the Covid 19 Pandemic hit. It’s a big time in their young lives, in particular the Leaving Cert students, so do keep them in your thoughts and prayers over the coming weeks.

Celebration Night.

The Lorrha Junior ‘B’ girls and management will celebrate their 2021 championship success on Saturday night coming 11th  when the girls will be presented with their medals. It’s still not too late to get your ticket for this night of celebrations which will take place in Dooley’s Hotel. Throw in is at 7pm with meal served at 7.30pm. Music by Project 37 followed by DJ. Tickets are available from committee members so get your dancing shoes on for what will be a celebratory night for the parish.
Hard luck to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipp team who lost to Waterford in the third round of the championship.

Fundraiser

Rathcabbin School Parent's Association is holding a 5km walk on Sun 12th June to raise funds for our National School! There is also a bake sale in the school on the day which showcases all the parents baking talents! The walk will commence after Mass from the school. All are very welcome to attend and take part on the day and there will be refreshments and a bake sale before the walk in the National School. There will also be a "brown bread" making competition & we invite entries from anyone interested and this will be judged by local Judges! Please contact Clare on 0871364936 if you have any queries.

Open to the Public.

Redwood Castle, Lorrha will be open to the public on Wednesday 15th June from 2.30pm to 6.30pm.
Come along and view one of the oldest castles in Ireland, still owned by its original clan, the MacEgans.  Michael Egan from Castlebar, restored the entire castle to its former glory and used it for a second family home. Now owned and run by his daughter, Coleesa, the castle opens to the public during summer months as a sight of historic interest.

Education Minister to Visit Parish.

Minister for Education Norma Foley will officially open the new extension to Redwood School. She will be joined by Bishop Fintan Monahan and other dignitaries on Thurs 16th June at 2.30pm. There will be lots of entertainment with tea & refreshments afterwards. There will also be Mass on Sat 18th June at 6.30pm in Redwood church to bless the school. We would like to invite everyone to come along and join us on both days to celebrate this significant occasion in the school’s history.

Childrens Art Project.

Portumna Library is hosting a children's art project by the students of Ute Duggan "Bramble Art". All are welcome. 28 students were involved in the ' bird art' project which is well worth viewing.

Hard Luck.

Commiserations to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary Senior camogie team who lost to Waterford 0.13 to 1.16 in round 3 of the Senior Championship on Sunday last. Tipp have had two draws so far, Clare and Dublin, but needed this win to progress, but hopes were shattered when one of their finest and hugely dedicated players, Mary Ryan, picked up a second yellow card early in the second half. The team have two weeks to regroup before their next outing against Wexford but they now face an uphill struggle to qualify out of their group in this year’s championship.

Advance Fee Scam.

Gardai are asking the public to be aware of an Advance Fee Scam which is doing the rounds at present. In recent weeks it has been reported that people lost sizable sums of money because they thought they were dealing with legitimate loan and mortgage websites. Advance fee fraud requires individuals to pay a fee before receiving a promised sum of money which is never paid. Gardaí say they have noticed an increase in this practice recently with a number of websites offering quick, easy, unsecured loans. The victim is required to fill in a short application that looks for their details. Once these details have been submitted a follow up phone call is received from what appears to be an Irish number. The victim is informed via the telephone call that their loan has been approved but they are required to make a payment in advance of the loan being paid into their account. Reasons for fees can vary but can include, Insurance fees, Set up fees, First instalment in advance.
Gardai are advising the public to, never apply for a loan from an entity that is not authorised by the Central Bank – do your checks in advance of any agreement and before sending any money.
Always check the official Central Bank website to see if the firm is authorised by the Central Bank. The register of authorised firms can be accessed at http://registers.centralbank.ie/.  Never allow your account to be used by another to move money or to hold money for any period (long or short) as this enables Fraudsters to complete their crimes, and deprives innocent Victims of their hard earned cash.  Unfortunately there are no cheap easy loans available in the market and if the offer “sounds too good to be true, it almost certainly is too good to be true.”. Always report the matter to your local Garda station. Stop and think before engaging.
Never give away personal data to people you don’t know. Always be fraud aware, particularly when you receive an unsolicited phone call, email, text or other communication that leads to a request for personal or banking information. Never click on a link in an email, text or other message unless you know the source

Church News.

Mass times in our parish are as follows. Monday Mornings at 9.30am in Lorrha Church (except Bank Holidays). Every Saturday evening at 6.30pm in Lorrha Church. Every Sunday morning at 11.30am in Rathcabbin Church.
World Elder Abuse Day: Wed.15th June. If you have a concern for yourself or another person contact HSE Safeguarding Team safeguarding.cho3@hse.ie 067 46470

Collection Buckets.
Please note that collection buckets are available in Sceal shop, Friars Tavern, Pat Hough’s, Kellys Rathcabbin, Ferry Inn and Mulrooney’s Ferry Service Station for anyone wishing to make a contribution to the homecoming of the Lorrha Martin O’Meara VC. The committee also have a Go Fund Me page which is in operation at  https://www.gofundme.com/f/homecoming-of-martin-omearas-vc or by typing in Homecoming of Martin O’Meara’s VC  Go Fund Me Page, to raise the necessary funds required to bring Martin O’Meara’s VC to Lorrha for the first time in 105 years. Your support is much appreciated. You can follow us on www.lorrhadorrha.ie or on facebook  https://www.facebook.com/groups/403195614992761.

Lorrha Cemetery Committee.

The annual  Lorrha Cemetery Mass will be held on Saturday evening June 25th at 6.30pm, weather permitting. There will be a maintenance collection on the evening and we are very grateful for the continued support.

Summer Camp.

Busy Bodies Summer Camp 2022 takes place in Killeen National School, with week 1 commencing 4th July, & week 2 from 12th July. Activities include sports, swimming, cooking, music, arts and much more. Ages 3 to 10 years. Time from 9.30am to 3pm with the school opening at 8am. Bring a lunch. Phone Ann on 087 9625218 for more info & booking details.

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Portumna Day Care Centre are looking for a part time cook plus kitchen assistant. If you are interested do apply with your CV to Portumna Day Care Service, Castle Avenue or by email to portumnasocialservices@gmail.com or you can give them a call on (087) 430 2540.

GAA Notes

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €11,400. The numbers drawn on 6 June were: 13-19-25-32. 1 Match 3: Mary Flynn wins €100. Promoters: Kathleen Gleeson, Martin Hough, Madeleine Maher. Next Monday's jackpot is €11,500 with Team 7 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Social dancing: Continues this Friday at 9.30 to the music of Andy Feery.

Junior B hurling: Well done to the Junior Bs who defeated Kiladangan at the weekend. They will now play Silvermines in the North League semi-final this weekend, fixture tbc.

Lotto: Our club lotto is now being streamed live on our Facebook page, every Monday night at 9.00. You can play lotto online.

Just under half of Tipperary businesses believe they may go cashless over the next decade with Irish consumers one of the savviest in their uptake of cashless payments

BOI Payment Acceptance (BOIPA), a leading provider of payment technology integrations and acquiring solutions, recent global survey assessed people’s attitude and behaviours towards different payment methods. On average, the survey found Ireland to be a more cashless society compared to 13 other countries participating in the survey. BOIPA's annual SME Insight survey also found that businesses are split on the possibility of going fully cashless in the next ten years.

  • Irish businesses divided on whether they will become cashless in the next decade with Dublin (55%) and Galway (51%) businesses ahead of the trend and Donegal businesses an outlier (36%) to the national average of 47%. Exactly half of businesses in Wicklow believe it is a real possibility.
  • Tipperary, along with Kildare, Waterford, and Carlow (48%) scored above the national average.
  • Irish shoppers are more likely to choose electronic methods of payment with 63% of shoppers preferring to use cashless payments when shopping in-store, higher than other countries surveyed.
  • The popularity of paying through wearable devices continues to rise with almost two thirds of Irish people surveyed having used mobile wallets to make in-store payments.
  • Irish people perceive businesses where cashless payments are available as more modern and customer-centric.
  • Irish people are using internet and mobile banking more than people in other countries.
  • “The technological advancements within Irish banking and financial services has been matched by merchant and consumer appetite for digital payment solutions that make day-to-day transactions simpler and more convenient,” reflected BOIPA managing director Conor Quirke.

 

Irish businesses divided on going cashless with Tipperary business just above the national average in their belief that they may transition to being fully cashless. 

The general increase in cashless payments over cash transactions is viewed positively by almost two thirds of businesses nationally. This has left Irish businesses finely split over whether they expect to become fully cashless in the next ten years, with 47% believing this is now a distinct possibility. Tipperary, along with Kildare, Waterford, and Carlow (48%) scored above the national average. The counties most confident of this transition are Galway (51%) and Dublin (55%). Laois and Limerick (49%) are just below Wicklow where half of businesses felt they might transition away from cash fully at some point over the next ten years.

At the other end of the scale, Donegal businesses were the least optimistic with only 36% believing it to be possibility. Similarly, just over 40% of businesses in Kerry, Cavan and Louth also felt that they could go cashless in the next ten years.

Irish consumers lead the charge as adopters of cashless payment alternatives 

While recent data has demonstrated that accelerated payment habits during the Covid-19 pandemic have stuck, we now see how Ireland has progressed to being a leading adopter of cash alternatives compared to other counties. Cashless payments are the preferred method of payment for shopping offline across all countries surveyed at 55%. However, the preference in Ireland is higher at 63%.

Irish consumers are more inclined to pay by card, digital wallet or online across a range of situations including grocery shopping, eating out, at the fuel pump, at public institutions and for entertainment.

The availability of card and contactless facilities also impact consumers perception of businesses with people living in Ireland perceiving businesses with card and/or online payment options as being more modern (82%) and customer-centric (74%).

Only 3% of people surveyed do not use card or digital payments in any situation. This is half the average across the other countries surveyed (6%).

Rise of digital wallet usage

The popularity of digital wallets and wearable devices to make payments continues to rise with Irish consumers. 65% of people surveyed now use mobile wallets with 38% of those using this method of payment several times a day. 67% are using virtual wallets for online spend with 24% using this option several times a day.

A further 15% of participants who do not yet use virtual or mobile wallets claimed that they intend to use them in the near future.

Mobile and Internet Banking most popular in Ireland 

The survey also shows Irish people’s uptake of digital payments also translates into higher digital engagement with banking services with mobile and internet banking more popular in Ireland. Almost 74% of bank customers use mobile banking 2-3 times a month with 27% using it once a day.

“While the high number of people preferring digital alternatives over cash comes as no surprise, this survey offers rich insights into where Ireland fits against other markets in being a leading adopter of innovative payment options. The technological advancements within Irish banking and financial services has been matched by merchant and consumer appetite for payment solutions that make day-to-day transactions simpler and more convenient,” reflected BOIPA managing director Conor Quirke.

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