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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

Tractor Run Fundraiser.

The Parents Association of  Rathcabbin School are holding a fundraising tractor run. Cars, tractors, lorries and bikes are all welcome to come and join in on Sunday 16th June followed by a sponsored colour run/walk for all the family. You are asked to wear white t-shirt. Cake sale also on the day from 12.30pm. Registration will take place at 12.30pm at Rathcabbin NS. Cars/Bikes €15. Tractors €25, Lorries €30. All are welcome as all support will be much appreciated, so spread the news.

Congratulations to the  Lorrha Community Games Quiz team of Lexie Pyke, Conor Donoghue, James Ryan,  Paddy Hogan, Muireann Kennedy and Ava Delaney who represented both Lorrha an Tipperary in the All-Ireland U14 Table Quiz final in Kilkenny last Saturday. They came second in Ireland missing out on the top spot by only 2 marks. A great achievement indeed bringing Silver back to the parish. Well done also to their coach Niamh Moran who has steered the team to this success.

Upcoming Event.

If you want to learn how small simple changes can make a huge difference to you & your families health & overall daily life, then this is the talk for you. With amazing guest speakers Mary & Seamus Penrose who have over 10years experience as life, performance & business coaches. You do not want to miss this! Come join us on Sunday 23rd of June @ 2pm, in the Tony Reddin Park & community centre, Moatfield (E45 EP60)

News from Lorrha School.

As we get closer to the summer holidays, we are very busy as usual with school happenings.
Our school tour to Bay Sports recently was a massive success and went down wonderful with all age groups. Pupils returned home very tired but also very happy with some taking a little snooze on the bus on the way back.
We also took another adventure with a trip to Friars Lough for a biodiversity project with local ecologists Ann Marie Mahon and Eileen Ronayne. The children had a great day exploring the wetlands and the freshwater invertebrates that could be found. A nice little surprise from Leslie and Rose then appeared in the form of ice cream for the children and tea and scones for the adults. It all went down a treat. Many thanks to Leslie, Rose, Ann Marie and Eileen.
All are invited to the retirement mass –end of year mass- for Pauline and Martina, on Monday next June 17th at 11.30am in St. Ruadhan’s church.

Enrolling:  We continue with enrolling pupils for the 2024/25 school year. Application forms are available from the school, from the website or message the facebook page. You can also call the school on (090) 9747295 or email luanaofa@gmail.com. Appointments can also be made to view the school and see what’s on offer or to talk to a teacher by calling the school or sending an email. We look forward to hearing from you.
Battery Collection: We continue to collect used batteries in association with WEEE Ireland, Battery Recycling. By taking part, we are helping to tackle climate change, protecting the environment and supporting the children, families and staff at Laura Lynn, Irelands Children Hospice. Used batteries, can be left into the school.

LorrhaDorrha Community Games.

Lorrha was well and truly represented at the county track and field day event both in Fethard and Clonmel on the 1st and 3rd of June. There were children from all over the county and competition was to a very high standard. Lorrha had 20 children competing in different events over the weekend. They had six medal winners with five now going forward to either the Regional’s in Clonmel or the Nationals in Carlow in August. Big congratulations to the medal winners, Shane Moran, Patrick Kennedy, Lexie Pyke, Lexi Delaney, Leah Delaney and Jamie Hogan. We would like to wish them the very best of luck and we know they will do Lorrha very proud.

Well Done.

Well done to Clodagh McIntyre and Celine Guinan and the Tipperary senior camogie squad on their win over Antrim at home on Saturday last. Final score Tipp 1.17 – Antrim 0.6. Tipperary who are topping their group, take a break next week-end.

Lorrha Development Association:

LDA committee has submitted its application for this year’s Supervalu TidyTowns competition and we can expect the village to be judged any day from now on.  We acknowledge the work that has been done by both individuals and groups to tidy up and enhance specific areas of the village and we would very much appreciate if further time and effort was invested in having the village look as well as possible, especially over the summer months. The fact that we have now no Employment Scheme worker available to us makes this all the more important. Many public areas of the village would benefit from a bit of attention.

Joe and Kieran chatting at the Coffee morning...

Relaxing over a cuppa at the recent Coffee morning in Rathcabbin...

Gratitude.Rathcabbin Tidy Towns wish to thank everyone who attended their coffee morning fundraiser held on Sunday June 2nd. Your support is much appreciated.

Draw Results.

Rathcabbin Hall Committee would like to thank everyone who supported their fundraiser. The funds raised will go towards the completion of the upgrade to the hall. The draw took place on June 2nd and a big thank you to the sponsors for their continuous support providing the committee with the prizes.
Winners: 1st prize €200 – Clare Burke, 2nd. €100 – Marion Quirke, 3rd. €75 FBD Hotel voucher – Maria Brophy, 4th. Tearaway voucher – Denis Brophy, 5th. Lynch’s Portumna voucher – Siomha and Ailise Lawlor, 6th. Ryanair voucher – Annie Cowan. Well done all.

Clothes Collection.

There will be a clothes collection held in Rathcabbin Hall over the next few weeks. Clothes can be dropped off any time by contacting Clare on (087) 1364936 or Marie on (087) 6129053. No pillows, duvet or shoes can be accepted.

Pilgrimage,

Killaloe and Ferns Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, is on Sunday July 7th, 2024.The Legion of Mary will organise buses from Nenagh, Kinnitty, Roscrea and Birr. Any questions Contact - Claire 065-6828638 Killaloe Diocesan Office. Visit  www.knockshrine.ie for further details!
Catechism/Youcat Knock Pilgrimage: Saturday 15th June, Celebrant of Holy Mass His Excellency Most Reverend Luis Mariano Montemayor (Papal Nuncio to Ireland), with Most Reverend Niall Coll, Bishop of Ossery. For full details see www.catechism.ie or contact Mairin 087 7950325 or Kate at catechismstudies.ie@gmail.com

 Summer Camp.

Busy Bodies Summer Camp 2024 takes place in Killeen National School, starting July 1st for 3 weeks - for ages 3yrs to 10yrs. Hours are 9.30am to 3pm. for more information please phone Ann at 087-9625218.

Parish Golf Outing.

The Lorrha parish golf outing will take place in Birr golf club on Saturday 6th July. Tee time from 9am to 11am. The captain this year is Michael Lambe. To book contact Michael on (087) 2046812 or Tony Coen on (0870 6219639.

Cemetery Mass.

Lorrha Cemetery mass will take place on Saturday 13th July at 6.30pm, weather permitting whether it will be outdoor or indoor. There will be a maintenance collection on the night and we appreciate all contributions and many thanks for the continued support. Please tell those living away as they might like to attend.

GAA News.

Huge congratulations to Lexie Delaney who won bronze in the U14 girls long puck in the County Community games and to Leah Delaney who finished 3rd in 100 m U16s and Lexie Pyke who finished 2nd in the Shot Put, they are both progressing to the next stages of the competition.

The whole parish  is very proud of the achievements of the  Lorrha Community Games Quiz team of Lexie Pyke, Conor Donoghue, James Ryan,  Paddy Hogan, Muireann Kennedy and Ava Delaney who represented both Lorrha an Tipperary in the All-Ireland U14 Table Quiz final in Kilkenny. They came second in Ireland missing out on the top spot by only 2 marks. A special thanks to their mentor Niamh Moran who devoted her time to help them achieve this significant result.

U14: Hard luck to our U14 camogie team who were defeated in their semi-final v Moyne Templetuohy in a hard fought battle that saw great scorers from both sides. We await a date for our U16s semi final .

 U12s continue their league matches  with an upcoming fixture versus Portroe to be confirmed. It’s great to see the large numbers at training and the hard work being put in by the Coaches and mentors

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €5,600. The numbers drawn on 10 June were: 12-15-26-32.  No Match 3. Lucky Dips: Sheila Carroll, Sharon Clancy, Chris Hoctor, Martina Hough.
Promoters: Liam Reddish, SCEAL Shop, Internet.
Next Monday's jackpot is €5,700. Team 8 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Senior: Lorrha will play Nenagh Eire Og in the quarter final of the North Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship in Cloughjordan on Saturday, 22nd June at 7.00pm

Junior: Well done to the Junior ‘B’s on their 1-28 to 4-13 extra time win over Moneygall in the North Junior ‘B’ League semi-final on Sunday. They play Silvermines in the final next Sunday at 12 noon in Puckane.

Social Dancing: Continues in the Tony Reddin Centre this Friday night from 9.30pm to the music of Glenn Flynn.

Community Games: Congrats to Lexie Pyke, James Ryan, Paddy Hogan, Conor Donoghue, Ava Delaney & Muireann Kennedy who won a silver medal at the National Community Games U14 Quiz.

Did you know???

In 2004 Ireland took over the presidency of the European Commission.

Switzerland has the second highest life-expectancy in the world, with 83.4 years.

Earth in Texas is the only place on Earth names ‘Earth’.

In 1887 the Yellow River flooded in China.

In 1968 The Musical ‘Oliver’ premiered in London.

More than one billion people still do not have access to fresh water.

In 1916 Adolf Hitler was wounded in the left thigh during the Battle of the Somme.

From the Middle Ages up to 1809, Finland was part of Sweden.

The birth of John Lennon of the pop band The Beatles was born in Liverpool in 1940.

 

Thought for the week…..

 

Smile Awhile…


Lorrha Notes

Concerned locals in Rathcabbin pictured protesting outside the former St. Kieran's Nursing Home at the Pike, which has been closed for the last 18 months. The locals discovered in recent weeks that the home may now be used to house international protection applicants.      Photo: Rose Mannion.

 

Friars Lough Exploration Day.

As part of the  Friars Lough Biodiversity Project join  Ecologists Ann Maire Mahon and Eileen Ronayne on the shores of Friars Lough for a fun day out. Activities include sampling for freshwater invertebrates and an investigation of the adjacent wetlands. In the afternoon various art media including paper, clay, drawing and painting will be used to depict what has been observed during the field trip. Time table.... Sat 8th June Field Trip.. 10:30-12:15. Meet at chapel car park Lorrha (E45 K319) @10,15am. Tea and sandwiches : 12:30 - !:30 pm. in Lorrha Community Centre . Art afternoon Lorrha Community  Centre 1.30 -3.30 pm. For the field trip bring wellies and old clothes for the artistic afternoon. This is a FREE event, all age groups welcome.  PLEASE NOTE: Some of the terrain could be challenging and uneven underfoot.

5k Fun Run.

Redwood NS Parents Association are holding a 5k Fun Run on Sunday 9th June, starting at Lorrha & Dorrha GAA club, followed by raffle and refreshments afterwards. Raffle tickets can be purchased in advance from any parent. Registration on the day from 10am, run starting at 10.30am. Entry fees: €5 child, €10 adult, €25 family. Pre-registration available through school office@redwoodns.ie or 090 974 7186. Come along for a healthy and fun start to your day.

Tractor Run Fundraiser.

The Parents Association of  Rathcabbin School are holding a fundraising tractor run. Cars, tractors, lorries and bikes are all welcome to come and join in on Sunday 16th June followed by a sponsored colour run/walk for all the family. You are asked to wear white t-shirt. Cake sale also on the day from 12.30pm. Registration will take place at 12.30pm at Rathcabbin NS. Cars/Bikes €15. Tractors €25, Lorries €30. All are welcome as all support will be much appreciated, so spread the news.   

News from Lorrha School.

As we near the end of the term, school life continues to be a very busy one as usual.

Sacraments:  We extend congratulations to our second class pupils Leon, David and Lenka who received the Sacrament of First Communion recently in St. Ruadhan’s Church.  We also extend congratulations to our sixth class pupils, Megan, Patrick and Eoghan who were confirmed by Bishop Fintan Monahan in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church Rathcabbin on Friday last.

Blitz:  Well done to all the students who participated in recent under 11 and under 13 hurling blitz’s.

Drama:  Many thanks to Portumna Community School for inviting us to their recent production of ‘Sister Act’. It was wonderful to see some of our former pupils on stage. Zara Curran, Chloe Mannion, Emma Kennedy, Ava Young. Well done to all.

Training:  Many thanks to Lorrha camogie club for providing training to our pupils and a special thank you to Marie Clare.

Tennis:  We just completed tennis lessons also and we thank Kieran Galvin and his team for all their work with this.

Walk:  Together with the Parents Association committee we completed a fun walk a marathon recently with the children while also raising much needed funds for the school. All the pupils enjoyed the walk while getting in the exercise with their steps. And the staff enjoyed it too!!

Enrolling:  We continue with enrolling pupils for the 2024/25 school year. Application forms are available from the school, from the website or message the facebook page. You can also call the school on (090) 9747295 or email luanaofa@gmail.com. Appointments can also be made to view the school and see what’s on offer or to talk to a teacher by calling the school or sending an email. We look forward to hearing from you.
Battery Collection: We continue to collect used batteries in association with WEEE Ireland, Battery Recycling. By taking part, we are helping to tackle climate change, protecting the environment and supporting the children, families and staff at Laura Lynn, Irelands Children Hospice. Used batteries, can be left into the school.

Summer Camp.

Busy Bodies Summer Camp 2024 takes place in Killeen National School, starting July 1st for 3 weeks - for ages 3yrs to 10yrs. Hours are 9.30am to 3pm. for more information please phone Ann at 087-9625218.

Parish Golf Outing.

The Lorrha parish golf outing will take place in Birr golf club on Saturday 6th July. Tee time from 9am to 11am. The captain this year is Michael Lambe. To book contact Michael on (087) 2046812 or Tony Coen on (0870 6219639.

GAA News:

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €5,500. The numbers drawn on 3 June were: 1-4-5-32. No Match 3. Lucky Dips: Mary Brady, Maria Maher, Timothy Tierney, Houlihan family (Lorrha).
Promoters: Noreen Houlihan, Margaret O'Brien, Internet.
Next Mondays jackpot is €5,600. Team 7 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Junior hurling: Best of luck to the Junior ‘B’s in the North League semi-final this Sunday against Moneygall in Moneygall at 12 noon.

Tipperary: Hard luck to Darragh Guinan and the Tipperary under 20 hurlers in the All-Ireland final.

Social Dancing: Continues in the Tony Reddin Centre this Friday evening from 9.30pm to the music of Peter Burke.

Did you know???

Slavery was not made a statutory offence in the UK until 6th. April 2010.

The world’s first motorcycle was unveiled in 1885 by German engineer Gottlieb Daimler.

There are more bacteria in your mouth than there are people in the world.

In 1864 Abraham Lincoln was elected to his second term as US President.

In 1951 Entertainer Frank Sinatra married his second wife, film star Ava Gardner.

South Africa is called the Rainbow Nation because it has 11 official languages.

A Japanese soldier didn’t surrender until 29 years after WW11 was over, in 1974.

 

Thought for the week…..

Intelligence without ambition is like a bird without wings.

 

Smile Awhile…

 


Lorrha Notes

Aidan and Maureen meet Taoiseach Simon Harris during the week.    Photo: Rose Mannion.

 

Month’s Memory Mass.

The family of the late Jack Donoghue, Ballymacegan, Lorrha wish to inform the public of his upcoming Month’s Memory Mass which will be celebrated on Saturday night June 1st. at 6.30pm in St. Ruadhan’s Church, Lorrha.

Coffee Morning.

Rathcabbin Tidy Towns invite all to their coffee morning and plant sale on Sunday June 2nd. from 10:30 until 1:30. If you are unable to attend and would like to support, an idonate link is available for convenience. Click link https://www.idonate.ie/fundraiser/coffeeandplants. We appreciate your support.

Friars Lough Exploration Day.

As part of the  Friars Lough Biodiversity Project join  Ecologists Ann Maire Mahon and Eileen Ronayne on the shores of Friars Lough for a fun day out. Activities include sampling for freshwater invertebrates and an investigation of the adjacent wetlands. In the afternoon various art media including paper, clay, drawing and painting will be used to depict what has been observed during the field trip. Time table.... Sat 8th June Field Trip.. 10:30-12:15. Meet at chapel car park Lorrha (E45 K319) @10,15am. Tea and sandwiches : 12:30 - !:30 pm. in Lorrha Community Centre . Art afternoon Lorrha Community  Centre 1.30 -3.30 pm. For the field trip bring wellies and old clothes for the artistic afternoon. This is a FREE event, all age groups welcome.  PLEASE NOTE: Some of the terrain could be challenging and uneven underfoot.

5k Fun Run.

Redwood NS Parents Association are holding a 5k Fun Run on Sunday 9th June, starting at Lorrha & Dorrha GAA club, followed by raffle and refreshments afterwards. Raffle tickets can be purchased in advance from any parent. Registration on the day from 10am, run starting at 10.30am. Entry fees: €5 child, €10 adult, €25 family. Pre-registration available through school office@redwoodns.ie or 090 974 7186. Come along for a healthy and fun start to your day.

Tractor Run Fundraiser.

The Parents Association of  Rathcabbin School are holding a fundraising tractor run. Cars, tractors, lorries and bikes are all welcome to come and join in on Sunday 16th June followed by a sponsored colour run/walk for all the family. You are asked to wear white t-shirt. Cake sale also on the day from 12.30pm. Registration will take place at 12.30pm at Rathcabbin NS. Cars/Bikes €15. Tractors €25, Lorries €30. All are welcome as all support will be much appreciated, so spread the news.   

Confirmation.

Well done to the thirteen young people from Rathcabbin and Lorrha N.S.’s who were confirmed on Friday last May 24th.  in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church, Rathcabbin by Bishop Fintan Monahan assisted by Fr. Tom O’Halloran.

Recently Baptised.

Congratulations is extended to Riadh Martha Kelly, daughter of Brendan and Blathin, Rathcabbin and a sister for Jack and Harper Mai Sullivan, a little sister for  Indie, and a daughter of Conor and Aine, Redwood who were baptized recently. Well done to all.

Gratitude.

Lorrha NS Parents Association would like to thank all those who supported their recent fundraiser “Walk a Marathon”. The children put in a huge effort raising sponsorship and walking. Over €900 was raised which will help towards the cost of swimming lessons 2024/2025.

Carmel and Deirdre chatting during the turning of the sod for the new extension to the Sceál shop/Community Hall which was officially turned on Saturday last in Lorrha Village. After a long delay, this extension is about to become a reality.   Photo: Rose Mannion.

Novice Ploughing.

North Tipperary Ploughing held their annual novice ploughing match on Monday evening May 20th.  in Modreeny, Cloughjordan by kind permission on the lands of Ken Cavanagh.
Many thanks is extended to Ken,  Marylin for the catering, all who helped out on the evening and the competitors Robert Duffy (Rathcabbin), Cathal Tighe (Aglish), Dan Dooley (Castleiney) . The winner on the evening was Robert Duffy who will go forward to represent the North Tipp club at the All Ireland finals in September. Well done Robert.

Lorrha Community Games Sports Day.

It was a day of great fun and excitement in Lorrha on Saturday the 18th of May when they held their Community Games Track and Field event. Lots of children from the area took part in many events while spectators watched on with great anticipation and excitement. The children experienced a fun filled day. Many of the children now go forward to represent Lorrha in Fethard and Clonmel on the 1st and 3rd of June. We wish them all the very best of luck and we know they will do the parish very proud.

Summer Camp.

Busy Bodies Summer Camp 2024 takes place in Killeen National School, starting July 1st for 3 weeks - for ages 3yrs to 10yrs. Hours are 9.30am to 3pm. for more information please phone Ann at 087-9625218.

Parish Golf Outing.

The Lorrha parish golf outing will take place in Birr golf club on Saturday 6th July. Tee time from 9am to 11am. The captain this year is Michael Lambe. To book contact Michael on (087) 2046812 or Tony Coen on (0870 6219639.

Well Done.

Congratulations is extended to Clodagh McIntyre, Celine Guinan and the Tipperary senior camogie squad who beat Waterford by three points in their opening game of the All-Ireland series on Saturday last. In a very tight game throughout, it was Clodagh’s goal that mattered in the end and she also added three points. Afterwards, Clodagh was awarded player of the match for her overall performance. Well done Clodagh. Final score Tipp 1.19 – Waterford 2.13. The girls travel to Derry this coming Saturday June 1st to play another tough game in Owenbeg at 2pm for round two of the competition and we wish Clodagh, Celine and the girls the best of luck.

Hard Luck.

Commiserations is extended to Patrick Maher and the Tipperary senior team who lost to Clare in the last round of the Championship on Sunday last.

Late Pat Conlon.

Many were saddened to hear last Thursday evening  May 23rd when word broke that Pat Conlon of Aglish has passed peacefully away at his home surrounded by his loving daughters, Sylvia, Kathy, Patrica and Deirdre. Pat was well known and loved over a wide area for his broad smile and his kind and gentle manner but he will be remembered by so many for the talent he possessed  as an accordion player. He played in dance halls and dinner dances  pubs and clubs down through the years and all over the county and far beyond. He met so many people and made long and lasting friendships because that was the kind of man he was and his sense of humour captured all hearths.
Pat was predeceased by his wife Agnes and was adored by his grandchildren Chloe, Shaun, Adam, Ben, Dean, Michael and Ana. Sisters Nelly, Kathleen and Christine, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and many many friends to whom sympathy is offered.
After funeral Mass in St Michael The Archangel Church, Aglish on Saturday last 25th. Pat was laid to rest in Aglish Cemetery. May he rest in peace.

GAA News.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €5,300. The numbers drawn on 20 May were: 5-13-21-30. 3 Match 3's share €100: Oliver Duggan, Paula Sullivan, Colette, Dermot & Jason.
Promoters: Madeleine Maher, D&K Mannion, Internet.
Next Monday's jackpot is €5,400. Team 5 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Tipperary: Best of luck to Darragh Guinan and the Tipperary Under 20 hurlers in the All-Ireland final against Offaly in Kilkenny this Saturday.

Senior and Junior B hurling: With Tipperary's interest in the championship over, the club season is only around the corner with our seniors out on Saturday, June 22nd in the first round of the North Tipp championship against Nenagh at 7.00pm. The junior Bs are out the following day against Moneygall in the championship but before then are in the knockout stages of the league.

Club History: We have decided to update our club history. We were one of the first ever clubs to publish a history in 1983. Seamus King has once again agreed to get involved with the project and would appreciate any help. Anyone who was involved in club affairs, camogie, adult, or juvenile in the past forty years and wishes to contribute is to contact secretary Maureen Guinan 0872426965.

Sponsorship: Lorrha Rovers hurling and football club committee members and players met in Ballinderry Sportsfield last Thursday for a jersey presentation for the under 13 team. The jerseys were sponsored by Ann Symth of Smyth Training Services and Brendan Cormican of Cormican Building Contractors.

Lorrha Parish Golf Outing: Takes place in Birr Golf Club on Saturday, July 6th. Tee-times from 9 to 11am, contact this year's captain Micheal Lambe (0872046812) or Tony Coen (0876219639) to book.

Sympathies: To the O'Meara family, Rathcabbin, on the death of Mary Carroll.

Did you know??

Despite assassination plots, an invasion and five decades of economic sanctions, Fidel Castro outlasted nine US presidents.

There is a golf club on the boarder of Sweden and Finland where there are nine holes in each country.

In 1930 the first ever World Cup competition began, in Uruguay.

The largest recorded earthquake in the USA was a magnitude 9.2 that struck Prince William Sound, Alaska in 1964.

FIFA has more member countries than the UN.

In 1945 the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was formally established by 29 member countries.

In 1791 Charles Babbage, best known for originating the concept of a programmable computer, was born in London.

 

Thought for the week….

The important thing is not to stop questioning.  Curiosity has its own reason for existing.

 

Smile Awhile..


Lorrha Notes

Turning the Sod.

All are invited to an official ceremony to mark the start of works on the new SCÉAL shop and community centre extension in Lorrha on Saturday coming May 25th at St. Ruadhan’s Hall,  Lorrha.

Improving Rathcabbin Village.

Rathcabbin Tidy Towns are very busy preparing for the judging season in June. The application has been submitted. The hanging baskets are up. The pollinator friendly bed is bursting into flower.  There is an exciting new project underway which will improve the streetscape. We are asking all villagers to keep their patch weed, sweep, paint and put up some flowers.
We would really appreciate some extra hands over the next month or so.  We meet every Thursday at 6pm and Saturday at 2pm. Hope to see some new faces out to lend a helping hand.
A date for the diary is Sunday June 2nd. Our annual coffee morning and plant sale will take place from 10:30 until 1:30.

Road in Redwood/Ballymacegan.

A number of householders in Redwood/Ballymacegan are disappointed and very annoyed and upset with the manner in which they have been left by their local Co. Council with regards to a 3.2km stretch of road that is in a truly horrible state of condition, for the last number of years. The recent rain over the last few months has added greatly to the deteriorating of the road which carries heavy a heavy traffic load every day. The locals are also concerned that someone will be badly hurt or injured as a result of the poor condition which they believe is not fit for purpose and they feel powerless and at the mercy of the councillor’s and the council. See separate report elsewhere in this paper.

New Arrival.

Congratulations is extended to Will and Roisin Kennedy, Lisballyard, Rathcabbin who are delighted to announce the birth of their daughter Roise Sheila Kennedy, a sister for Aoibhin. Well done to all.

Parish Golf Outing.

The Lorrha parish golf outing will take place in Birr golf club on Saturday 6th July. Tee time from 9am to 11am. The captain this year is Michael Lambe. To book contact Michael on (087) 2046812 or Tony Coen on (0870 6219639.

Camogie News.

U 14 & U16

Both our U14 14 and U6s teams are through to the semi-final stages of their competitions with the U16s topping their group, fixtures TBC.

U10 & U12

The U12s are putting in strong performances in their group matches , with plenty of scores and great skill on display, next fixture is v Portroe away TBC.  Our U10s played in their first county Blitz in Nenagh on Sunday morning in glorious sunshine, where they impressed in their defending and scoring in their 3 games. Well done to their coaches and parents who provided great encouragement on the line.

Well done to Rathcabbin School U13 camogie team who won their county semi-final ,and congratulations to Lexi Pyke who lined out for Tipperary in the Primary Games during the interval  Tipp v Cork game on the 19th May.

County and Junior A.

Well done to Emma Kennedy Tipperary (U16A)on their 12 point victory over Dublin at the Ragg camogie grounds. Upcoming matches will be against Kilkenny and Galway.  Best wishes  to Leah Delaney, Nadine Guinan and Lexi Pyke in their county competitions with Tipperary over the summer and the best of luck to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary team in their first round match of the All-Ireland series versus Waterford  on the 25th May at home in the Ragg. It’s a great opportunity to support the team and to see great camogie on display.

Fundraiser.

Rathcabbin Hall committee are holding a raffle in aid of Rathcabbin Hall. The committee is presently raising money for renovations of the hall toilets and the build of a new wheelchair accessible toilet. This is an essential fundraiser to provide funds to complete the project. Tickets for the fundraiser are available from the Hall committee members. Tickets cost €5 each and will be sold after Mass in the hall on May 26th.  Draw will take place on June 2nd. We would appreciate your continued support.

AGM Final Reminder.

Rathcabbin Hall Committee are holding their AGM on Monday night May 27th. at 8.30pm.. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Tractor Run Fundraiser.

The Parents Association of  Rathcabbin School are holding a fundraising tractor run. Cars, tractors, lorries and bikes are all welcome to come and join in on Sunday 16th June followed by a sponsored colour run/walk for all the family. You are asked to wear white t-shirt. Cake sale also on the day from 12.30pm. Registration will take place at 12.30pm at Rathcabbin NS. Cars/Bikes €15. Tractors €25, Lorries €30. All are welcome as all support will be much appreciated, so spread the news.   

Church News.

Rosary at the Grotto: This is an invitation to join us as we pray the Rosary at the Grotto every Monday for the month of May, Our Lady's month. We meet at the Grotto in St Peter and Paul 's Cemetery, Borrisokane at 7pm. You are all very welcome.
Sacrament of Confirmation will take place in Rathcabbin Church on Friday 24th May.

Bereavement Support.

A bereavement Information Talk will take place in Milford Care Centre, Education Department on Tue 28th May 2024 from 7pm - 8.30pm. The talk is designed to give general information on grief and bereavement. The Information Talk is Free.

On the Move.

 A Higher Calling. Join Focus Ireland’s iconic climbs and  help them raise vital funds to support those experiencing homelessness in our communities. Carrauntoohil hike takes place on June 15th or Croagh Patrick on June 16th. Alternatively, organise your own hiking challenge with your family and friends.   Contact Niamh 087 489 1974 or email  events@focusireland.ie

Summer Camp.

Busy Bodies Summer Camp 2024 takes place in Killeen National School, starting July 1st for 3 weeks - for ages 3yrs to 10yrs. Hours are 9.30am to 3pm. for more information please phone Ann at 087-9625218.

Pilgrimage.

Maria is organising a trip to Madjorge from 28th August for seven nights. The spiritual director is Fr. Tom Hannon. The house where pilgrims will be staying is only five minutes walking distance from the church. For more information contact Maria on (087) 2826088.

Good Luck.

The best of luck to Clodagh McIntyre, Celine Guinan and the Tipperary senior camogie squad in their opening game of the All-Ireland series in the Co. pitch, the Ragg against Waterford  this Saturday 25th. at 4pm.  This will be a tough game against an up and coming Waterford team who are determined to make inroads this year.

Hard Luck.

Commiserations is extended to Patrick Maher and the Tipperary senior hurling team on their heavy defeat to Cork on Sunday last in a game that sees Tipp out of the race for an All Ireland final spot this season.

GAA News.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €5,300. The numbers drawn on 21 May were: 10-14-20-27.  2 Match 3's share €100: Ann Gallagher and Bridget Madden. Promoters: Thomas P Cahalan, Madeleine Maher, Internet.
Next Monday's jackpot is €5,400. Team 5 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

​Adult Hurling: With Tipperary now out of the championship, it means that our seniors will be in action sooner than expected. Our North Tipp quarter final v Nenagh Eire Og could take place on the weekend of June 22nd. The juniors are out the following weekend against Moneygall in Lorrha in the first round of the championship but before then they will play a league semi-final.

Social Dancing: Continues next Friday in the Tony Reddin Centre to the music of Caitriona O'Sullivan. Doors open at 9.30pm.

Euro-Millions Update: We won €98 in the past four weeks, bringing the total winnings this term to €418.

Did you know?

In 2004 Ireland’s Rugby team win the Triple Crown beating Wales 36 – 15.

In 1997 Google.com was registered as a domain name.

Kissing involves a total of 34 facial muscles and 112 postural muscles.

In Japan there is a train that ‘floats’ above the tracks by magnetism, reaching 311 mph.

The sun is the most perfectly round object known in the Universe.

Koalas have human like fingerprints.

Every Apple iPhone ad displays the time as 9:41am – the time Steve Jobs unveiled it in 2007.

Only 50% of a Dolphin’s brain goes to sleep at one time.

In 1793 tennis was first mentioned in an English sporting magazine.

 

Thought for the week...

 

Smile Awhile.


Lorrha Notes

Well done to the senior lads on their 3-21 to 1-20 win over Killenaule in the County Hurling League.   Photo: Rose Mannion

North Tipperary Ploughing.

Meeting on Wednesday night 15th in Paddy’s Terryglass at 8.30pm. All members are requested to attend.
We plan on holding a Novice ploughing competition in the near future. Anyone aged between 16 and 35 who would like to participate is asked to contact our secretary Denis on (087) 779 3719.

Late  Frances Kelly.

The peaceful death occurred on Monday May 6th at St. James Hospital, of Frances Kelly, Churchtown, Dublin. Née O’Hara, Frances was born and raised in Abbeyville, Lorrha. She was beloved wife of the late Gerald, and will be very sadly missed by her heartbroken daughters Mary, Sheila and son Louis, cherished grandchildren Cian, Lauren, Colm, Sarah and Luke, sisters Anne, Nora and Rose, brothers Thomas and James, sons-in-law Declan and Ciaran, daughter-in-law Sandra, nieces, nephews, relatives, friends, and her wonderful neighbours to whom sympathy is extended.
After Funeral Mass on Friday last May 10th. in the Church of the Good Shepherd Churchtown, burial took place in Kilmashogue Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Late Mary Carroll.

The peaceful death occurred on Saturday May 11th at Midlands Regional Hospital, Tullamore and surrounded by her loving family, of Mary Carroll Rosemount, Moate. Née O’Meara, Mary was born and raised in Ravakeen, Rathcabbin. She was predeceased by her loving husband Seamus, parents Peggy and John, sister Margaret, brother Michael (in infancy). Sadly missed by her sons Denis and James daughters Maria and Helen, brothers Eamon, Séan, Neilus, and Willie, sisters Sr Patricia, and Angela, brothers in law, sisters in law, nephews, nieces relatives, neighbours and friends to whom sympathy is offered. After funeral Mass in St Thomas' Church, Rosemount on Tuesday May 14th. burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Well Done.

Congratulations to the young people from the three schools in the parish who received their Holy Communion on Sunday last in Rathcabbin Church. Joining them was the pupils from Terryglass and Kilbarron schools.

Fundraiser.

Rathcabbin Hall committee are holding a raffle in aid of Rathcabbin Hall. The committee is presently raising money for renovations of the hall toilets and the build of a new wheelchair accessible toilet. This is an essential fundraiser to provide funds to complete the project. Tickets for the fundraiser are available from the Hall committee members. Tickets cost €5 each and will be sold after Mass in the hall on May 19th. and 26th.  Draw will take place on June 2nd. We would appreciate your continued support.

Preliminary Announcement.

Rathcabbin Hall Committee are holding their AGM on Monday night May 27th. at 8.30pm.. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Final Reminder.

Lorrha Community Games will host their Athletics Day on Saturday the 18th of May at 12 o' clock in Moatfield Community Pitch.  Races for all ages from 6 to 16 years,  toddler run, long puck and hurdles.  We look forward to seeing everyone there.

Church News.

Rosary at the Grotto: This is an invitation to join us as we pray the Rosary at the Grotto every Monday for the month of May, Our Lady's month. We meet at the Grotto in St Peter and Paul 's Cemetery, Borrisokane at 7pm. You are all very welcome.
Sacrament of Confirmation will take place in Rathcabbin Church on Friday 24th May.

On the Move.

A Higher Calling: Join Focus Ireland’s iconic climbs & help them raise vital funds to support those experiencing homelessness in our communities. Carrauntoohil hike takes place on June 15th or Croagh Patrick on June 16th. Alternatively, organise your own hiking challenge with your family & friends.   Contact Niamh 087 489 1974 or email  events@focusireland.ie

May is Safeguarding month in the Diocese of Killaloe.

Since Covid we are seeing ministry with children, such as pray & play, Altar Servers etc returning in the parishes. The Diocese ensures that all children involved in parish activities are safe & cared for. We have in place, parental / guardian consent forms for all activities, code of conduct for both children & adults, sign in and out registers, gardai vetting for all adult helpers / leaders. Visit www.killaloediocese.ie/sagfeguarding to find out more.

Lourdes Assisted Pilgrims Appeal.

The Killaloe Diocese is for the first time since covid bringing sick & assisted pilgrims to Lourdes this June. This is very welcome for many sick & terminally ill people who wish to go to Lourdes, pray at the Grotto & experience a little bit of heaven on this earth. The appeal this weekend helps support these very special pilgrims. See www.killaloediocese.ie  for more info.

Cursillo walk.

Cork to Knock route: Tue July 16th - 21st. Approx 23 miles (37kms) per day. Mass daily, rosary, divine mercy chaplet and fellowship each day contact corktoknock@gmail.com to sign up for the full walk, a day, or a stage. Walks also leaving from Dublin, Belfast & Derry: all converging to arrive in Knock.

Marriage Preparation Courses.

 Accord Nenagh have Marriage Preparation Courses available on the following dates:

07th & 08th June 2024, 20th & 21st September 2024, 04th & 05th October 2024, 01st & 02nd November 2024, 15th & 16th November 2024. Book your place today on www.accord.ie

Summer Camp.

Busy Bodies Summer Camp 2024 takes place in Killeen National School, starting July 1st for 3 weeks - for ages 3yrs to 10yrs. Hours are 9.30am to 3pm. for more information please phone Ann at 087-9625218.

Pilgrimage.

Maria is organising a trip to Madjorge from 28th August for seven nights. The spiritual director is Fr. Tom Hannon. The house where pilgrims will be staying is only five minutes walking distance from the church. For more information contact Maria on (087) 2826088.

Lorrha draw tough Opener.

The draws for the 2024 North Tipperary Hurling Championships were  made last week and with Lorrha being promoted to the senior grade after last year's Premier Intermediate success, they have been drawn to face  Nenagh Éire Óg which  is a stiff introduction to the senior grade against the back to back senior champions.
The dates for the North Championship games are dependent on how far Tipperary get in the championship, with the likelihood being they will begin in July if Tipperary fail to reach an All-Ireland final, and August if Liam Cahill’s men reach the July 21st showpiece. Well done to the lads who recorded a fine win over Killenaule on Sunday last. Final score 3.21 to 1.20.

GAA News.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €5,200. The numbers drawn on 13 May were: 4-8-23-30.  3 Match 3's share €100: Shane Brophy, Fiona Daly, Kathryn Moran. Next Monday's jackpot is €5,300. Team 4 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

​Senior Hurling: Well done to the lads on their 3-21 to 1-20 win over Killenaule in the County Hurling League last Sunday in Moatfield. Unfortunately, we have not progressed to the knock-out stages of the competition.

Meanwhile, we have been drawn against Nenagh Éire Óg in the North Senior Hurling Championship.

Tipperary: Best of luck to Patrick Maher and the Tipperary senior hurlers against Cork this Sunday.

Social Dancing: Continues next Friday night in the Tony Reddin Centre from 9.30pm to the music of Checkers.

 Did you know???

There is a bar in Athlone claiming to be the oldest bar in Ireland that is still operational to this day.  Athlone, marks the site of what was once a great ford across the Shannon known as the Ford of Great Antiquity. At around 900 AD there lived a man called Luain Mac Luighdeach - Luain son of Lewy. It is known that he established an Inn close to “Ath Mor – The Great Ford” This Inn is today known as Sean's Bar!

Italy is home to 50 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, more than any other country.

Leonardo da Vinci’s studies of river erosion convinced him that the Earth is much older than the Bible implies.

In 1909 Eugene Lefebvre became the first pilot to die, while testing a new French built Wright biplane.

In 1666 Isaac Newton observed the Sun’s light using a prism showing it is made up of light of many colours.

In 1893 Author Beatrix Potter wrote ‘ The tale of Peter Rabbit’ for a five year old boy.

In Canada, Mexico, India, Russia and Israel, bank notes have Braille like markings on them for blind people.

In 1845 Chemist Michael Faraday discovered the influence of a magnetic field on polarized light.

 

Thought for the week….

 

Smile Awhile….


Lorrha Notes

An unique occasion..

What an unique occasion... Congratulations to the Keeshan siblings from Borrisokane, Pauric, Maria and Niamh,  who have all qualified as Chartered Accountants.  They are the children of Brian and Patricia Keeshan and we wish them the best of luck in the future..  

Draw Results.

The North Tipperary annual Ploughing fundraising draw was held on Saturday night last. Chairman Ray Clancy thanked everyone who turned out on the night, sold and bought tickets, proprietors of The Village Inn Aglish and our many sponsors. Ray Kennedy (Rathcabbin), won the first prize of €300, Chrissie O’Dea (Kilkenny) was the winner of €200, Sean Lambe (Redwood) won €100. The 4th prize of two passes to the National ploughing next September was won by Marge Ryan (Borrisokane) while Amanda Ryan (Aglish) was the winner of a voucher kindly sponsored by Scissors Hair Salon, Birr. Brain Callaghan (Portumna) was the winner of a Bt. Of Baileys while the following won wine – Gabrielle Duffy (Birr), Johnny Spain (Kilruane), Sophie Bergin (Portlaoise) and Deirdre Harding (Borrisokane). Well done to all our prizewinners.
Our next meeting will take place on Wednesday night 15th in Paddy’s Terryglass at 8.30pm. All members are requested to attend.
We plan on holding a Novice ploughing competition in the near future. Anyone aged between 16 and 35 who would like to participate is asked to contact our secretary Denis on (087) 779 3719.

Late John (Jack) Donoghue.

The peaceful death took place at his home on Wednesday May 1st and surrounded by his loving family, of John (Jack) Donoghue, Ballymacegan, Lorrha.
John was a quiet individual who farmed all his life and was a keen and superb judge of livestock. His regular trips to all the surrounding cattle marts brought him in contact with loads of people that he grew to know over the years. He was a familiar figure on the roads around the parish, in no rush or hurry, having time for a chat with those he met up with along his journey. He was a good neighbour and a great friend to many and will be fondly remembered as a quiet and unassuming gentleman. So many will miss him now from life, but in particular, those who will miss him the most are his family.
Predeceased by his parents Bill & Anna May, sister Pauline, brothers P.J. and Eugene, he is very sadly missed by his brother Liam, sisters Collette and  Ena, brothers in law, sisters in law, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, neighbours and many friends to whom sympathy is offered.
After funeral Mass in St. Ruadhan’s Church, Lorrha on Saturday 4th. burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Fundraiser.

Kilruane MacDonagh’s GAA are running a Quid Game Fundraiser on Friday coming May 10th.
Our very own Clodagh McIntyre will be one of over 40 contestants to compete in 6 rounds of games to try and win a massive €10,000 cash prize to be divided between their chosen charity/club (€7,000) and themselves (€3,000). Clodagh would be delighted if you could donate what you can to help her win the top prize of €10.000 while she flies the Lorrha flag. You can donate on https://www.clubspotevents.com/kilruanegaa/clodagh-mcintyre or www.facebook.com/share/aYgimd5ueaQKmjR3/

Well Done.

Well done to Patrick ‘Bonnar’ Maher and the Tipperary senior hurling team who bounced back after their heavy defeat to Clare and to shared the spoils with Waterford which sees them back in the contest.

Good Luck.

Best of luck is extended to Darragh Guinan and the Tipperary U/20 team who play Clare in the Munster hurling in Thurles at 7.30pm on Friday evening 10th. We also wish Darragh a speedy recovery from a recent injury.

Fundraiser.

Rathcabbin Hall committee are holding a raffle in aid of Rathcabbin Hall. The committee is presently raising money for renovations of the hall toilets and the build of a new wheelchair accessible toilet. This is an essential fundraiser to provide funds to complete the project. Tickets for the fundraiser are available from the Hall committee members. Tickets cost €5 each and will be sold after Mass in the hall on May 5th. 12th. 19th. and 26th. We would appreciate your continued support.

Preliminary Announcement.

Rathcabbin Hall Committee are holding their AGM on Monday night May 27th. at 8.30pm.. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Lorrha Community Games.

Lorrha Community Games will host their Athletics Day on Saturday the 18th of May at 12 o' clock in Moatfield Community Pitch.  Races for all ages from 6 to 16 years,  toddler run, long puck and hurdles.   Registration for these events will take place in Tony Reddin Park and  Community Centre on Wednesday the 8th of May from 6pm to 8pm.   We look forward to seeing everyone there.

Reminder.

Milford Care Centre will be hosting its annual Service of Remembrance & Thanksgiving at Our Lady Help of Christians Church, Castletroy, on Sunday May 12th at 3pm for those who have died under our care in Milford Care Centre & across our community services. We hope that you may wish to join with us, and we look forward to sharing with you in this service of remembrance & thanksgiving.  Please feel free to invite family and friends to join you in solidarity and support.

Church News.

2024 Rosary Rally: The 2024 Public Rosary Rally takes place on Saturday May 11th, at 4pm at the Grotto in St Peter and Paul's Cemetery, Borrisokane. Last year we were one of the  527 rallies held nationwide.  Please join us as we pray the Rosary especially for our country and to honour Our Lady of Fatima.

Rosary at the Grotto: This is an invitation to join us as we pray the Rosary at the Grotto every Monday for the month of May, Our Lady's month. We meet at the Grotto in St Peter and Paul 's Cemetery, Borrisokane at 7pm. You are all very welcome.
Public Rosary in Portumna town square, in front of the church, Saturday 11th May at 4pm.

Ireland needs Fatima.

Sacrament of First Holy Communion will take place in Lorrha Church on Sunday 12th May at 11am.

Mass will be in Rathcabbin Church on Saturday May 11th at 6.30pm.

Sacrament of Confirmation will take place in Rathcabbin Church on Friday 24th May.

Marriage Preparation Courses.

Accord Nenagh have Marriage Preparation Courses available on the following dates:

10th & 11th May 2024, 07th & 08th June 2024, 20th & 21st September 2024, 04th & 05th October 2024, 01st & 02nd November 2024, 15th & 16th November 2024. Book your place today on www.accord.ie

Escorted Tour.

Summer Escorted Tour / Holiday to Westport Knock & Co Mayo, 26th May 2024. €849.00 pps. 5 nights. Price includes return Bus/Train, 5 nights’ in 4*Castlecourt Hotel, Westport with Dinner, Bed &Breakfast. Lunch on three days. All entertainment, excursions and transport included. Visit Knock, Galway City, Kylemore Abbey, Croagh Patrick, Ballintubber Abbey & Ashford Castle. Contact 094 900 6426 or 087 1890236 or email knockpilgrimages@gmail.com.

Retreats.

Lough Derg 2024 one day retreats begin May 5th. Three Day retreats begin May 31st. More details www.loughderg.org or phone 071-9861518.

Summer Camp.

Busy Bodies Summer Camp 2024: takes place in Killeen National School, starting July 1st for 3 weeks. For ages 3yrs to 10yrs. Hours are 9.30am to 3pm. for more information please phone Ann at 087-9625218.

Pilgrimage.

Maria is organising a trip to Madjorge from 28th August for seven nights. The spiritual director is Fr. Tom Hannon. The house where pilgrims will be staying is only five minutes walking distance from the church. For more information contact Maria on (087) 2826088.

GAA News.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €5,100. The numbers drawn on 6 May were: 8-11-16-21.  2 Match 3's share €100: Sean Fallon and Chrissie Hough.  Promoters: D+K Mannion, Agnes Sherlock, Mulrooney's Gala.  Next Monday's jackpot is €5,200. Team 3 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

​Senior: Hard luck to the team on their 2-17 to 0-14 loss to Upperchurch/Drombane last Friday. Thanks to all who helped out in stewarding and serving tea. We host Killenaule in the final round of the County League this Sunday at 12.00pm.

Junior Hurling: The Junior ‘B’ hurlers have qualified for the knock-out stages of the league following a 3-14 to 0-18 win over Borrisokane in Tony Reddin Park. Well done to the team and management.

Social Dancing: Continues next Friday night in the Tony Reddin Centre from 9.30pm to the music of Pat Daly.

Sympathies: to the Donoghue and Moran families, Ballymacegan, on the death of John (Jack) Donoghue, who was a good supporter of the club. May he Rest In Peace.

 

Did you know??

In 1851 Gold was discovered in Australia.

Iceland and the Faroe islands are the only countries on Earth where there are no mosquitoes.

Over 70% of all the world’s spices come from India.

In 1768 Captain James Cook departed from Plymouth on his first voyage on board the Endeavour.

Indonesia is the world’s largest island country, with more than 13,000 islands.

In 1962 Frank Ifield was at No 1 with ‘I Remember You’.

When Montenegro became independent from Yugoslavia, its internet domain name went from, .yu to .me.

Thought for the week…..

Drunkenness hides no secrets..

 

Smile Awhile….

                                 Ride on lawnmower!!!


Lorrha Notes

Ploughing Draw.

North Tipperary Ploughing fundraising draw will take place in The Village Inn, Aglish on the May Bank Holiday Saturday night May 4th. There are cash prizes on offer, free passes to the National Ploughing event in September and numerous other prizes. Everyone is invited to come along from 9.00pm. We plan on holding a Novice ploughing competition in the near future. Anyone aged between 16 and 35 who would like to participate is asked to contact the secretary on (087) 779 3719.
And at National level, Monaghan man John Deery from Inniskeen was the newly elected chairman at the AGM held last Wednesday 24th. Mick Mahon from Offaly has taken on the role of President. The AGM brought changes all around with a new NPA Assistant MD James Sutton from Dublin and  Vice Chairman is Patsy Condron from Laois. Well done to all and to the new Waterford and Roscommon Directors David McGrath & Martina Bernie.

Anger Building in Rathcabbin.

Anger and frustration has been building for the last week in Rathcabbin, when local residents and the surrounding areas discovered that St. Kieran’s Nursing Home at the Pike maybe now used to house IPAS (International Protection Asylum Seekers).
Some time ago they were lead to believe that the facility was to be used to house Ukrainian mothers with their sick or disabled children but that is not happening now.
The local residents and residents in the surrounding areas are very concerned to learn via a phone call that a substantial number of IPAS may be housed there subject to a licence being granted.

The nursing home is wholly unsuitable for many reasons, there are absolutely no recreational facilities, the local village is 2km away and the only shop in it closed down a few weeks ago. The closest town is 10km away.

The former nursing home is situated very close to a very busy main road and crossroads. The road to the village is very narrow with extremely dangerous bends.

It is very unfair to house people in such isolated areas. It is also very worrying for the local and surrounding residents that there is very little information known on these people. There are also a number of young children living in the vicinity of  and in the surrounding areas of  the former nursing home. The Rathcabbin  people have been very disappointed with the local representatives so far, they feel that the local politicians need to stand with them in letting the Government know that housing IPAS in such isolated areas is wrong on all levels.

Wedding Bells.

Many congratulations is extended to Aoife Mounsey, Redwood and Pat Gubbins, Nenagh who were married in St. Ruadhan’s Church, Lorrha on Friday last 26th.  We wish Aoife and Pat a long and happy life together.

Fundraiser.

Rathcabbin Hall committee are holding a raffle in aid of Rathcabbin Hall. The committee is presently raising money for renovations of the hall toilets and the build of a new wheelchair accessible toilet. This is an essential fundraiser to provide funds to complete the project. Tickets for the fundraiser are available from the Hall committee members. Tickets cost €5 each and will be sold after Mass in the hall on May 5th. 12th. 19th. and 26th. We would appreciate your continued support.

Preliminary Announcement.

Rathcabbin Hall Committee are holding their AGM on Monday night May 27th. at 8.30pm.. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Lorrha Community Games.

Lorrha Community Games will host their Athletics Day on Saturday the 18th of May at 12 o' clock in Moatfield Community Pitch.  Races for all ages from 6 to 16 years,  toddler run, long puck and hurdles.   Registration for these events will take place in Tony Reddin Park and  Community Centre on Wednesday the 8th of May from 6pm to 8pm.   We look forward to seeing everyone there.

Bereaved Parents Support.

Milford Care Centre & Anam Cara, the organisation that supports bereaved parents in your community, will host a Bereavement Information Evening on Thursday 2nd May at 7:00pm pm in Milford Care Centre, Limerick. This is a free event, but we ask that parents register by contacting 01-4045378 or If you have any questions about this event or any of our Anam Cara services please get in touch. l.milligan@anamcara.ie or www.anamcara.ie.

Service of Remembrance.

Milford Care Centre will be hosting its annual Service of Remembrance & Thanksgiving at Our Lady Help of Christians Church, Castletroy, on Sunday May 12th at 3pm for those who have died under our care in Milford Care Centre & across our community services. We hope that you may wish to join with us, and we look forward to sharing with you in this service of remembrance & thanksgiving.  Please feel free to invite family and friends to join you in solidarity and support.

Church News.

First Friday Mass will be celebrated in Rathcabbin Church on Friday, May 3rd   at 8pm

2024 Rosary Rally: The 2024 Public Rosary Rally takes place on Saturday May 11th, at 4pm at the Grotto in St Peter and Paul's Cemetery, Borrisokane. Last year we were one of the  527 rallies held nationwide.  Please join us as we pray the Rosary especially for our country and to honour Our Lady of Fatima.

Rosary at the Grotto: This is an invitation to join us as we pray the Rosary at the Grotto every Monday for the month of May, Our Lady's month. We meet at the Grotto in St Peter and Paul 's Cemetery, Borrisokane at 7pm. You are all very welcome.

Summer Concert.

Cantare Choir with Orchestra Summer Concert featuring Vivaldi's Gloria (RV589), Summer from The Four Seasons and lots more classic string pieces - May 11th, 8pm, SS Peter and Paul Cathedral, Ennis - a glorious start to your summer! Tickets available at www.glor.ie or from Glór box office - 065 6843103. In support of Pieta House and Sláinte an Chláir. See you there!

Escorted Tour.

Summer Escorted Tour / Holiday to Westport Knock & Co Mayo, 26th May 2024. €849.00 pps. 5 nights. Price includes return Bus/Train, 5 nights’ in 4*Castlecourt Hotel, Westport with Dinner, Bed &Breakfast. Lunch on three days. All entertainment, excursions and transport included. Visit Knock, Galway City, Kylemore Abbey, Croagh Patrick, Ballintubber Abbey & Ashford Castle. Contact 094 900 6426 or 087 1890236 or email knockpilgrimages@gmail.com.

Retreats.

Lough Derg 2024 one day retreats begin May 5th. Three Day retreats begin May 31st. More details www.loughderg.org or phone 071-9861518.

Summer Camp.

Busy Bodies Summer Camp 2024: takes place in Killeen National School, starting July 1st for 3 weeks. For ages 3yrs to 10yrs. Hours are 9.30am to 3pm. for more information please phone Ann at 087-9625218.

Pilgrimage.

Maria is organising a trip to Madjorge from 28th August for seven nights. The spiritual director is Fr. Tom Hannon. The house where pilgrims will be staying is only five minutes walking distance from the church. For more information contact Maria on (087) 2826088.

Well Done Nicola.

Congratulations is extended to Nicola Kelly (Rathcabbin) and the Tipp minor camogie team who beat Waterford in the All Ireland Final 2.9 to 0.10. Nicola is the latest to bring home an All Ireland medal to the parish.

Commiserations.

Commiserations is extended to Patrick ‘Bonnar’ Maher and the Tipp senior squad who went down by 15 points to the All Ireland champions Limerick on Sunday last. It was a real bad day for the Tipp side who will have to reshape and pick themselves up for their next outing.

GAA News.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €5,000. The numbers drawn on 29 April were: 7-9-14-28. 5 Match 3's share €100: Kevin Barry, Carol Collins, C Judge & C Molloy, Timothy Tierney, Annabelle Whitmore.
Promoters: Kathleen Gleeson, D&K Mannion, Agnes Sherlock.
Next Mondays jackpot is €5,100 with Team 2 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Senior Hurling: The seniors host Upperchurch-Drombane in the County Hurling League this Friday at 7.30pm in Tony Reddin Park. Best of luck to the lads and management.

Tipperary: Best of luck to Patrick Maher and the Tipperary hurlers against Waterford in the Munster championship this Saturday. Also, to Darragh Guinan and the under 20 hurlers against Cork on Friday.

Social Dancing: Continues next Friday night in the Tony Reddin Centre from 9.30pm to the music of Declan Aungier.

 

 Did you know???

Gold has been discovered on every continent on Earth.

Every minute, two million searches are performed on Google.

The Harry Potter books have been translated into more than 70 languages.

Hawaii’s largest ever earthquake occurred in 1868 with aftershocks still being detected.

Sleeping less than seven hours each night reduces a person’s life expectancy it is believed.

The Mahabharata which teaches the principles of Hinduism, has 1.8 million words – the longest poem in the world.

In 1911 the Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre by Vincenzo Perugia.

 

Thought for the week….

 

Smile Awhile….


Lorrha Notes

Denise, Marie Clare, Belinda, Trevor and Mark enjoying the North Tipp Ploughing championships on a lovely sunny April day...            Photo: Rose Mannion.

North Tipperary Ploughing Hold Successful Championships in Brilliant Sunshine.

 

                                                         By: Rose Mannion.

The North Tipperary Ploughing Association held their 59th. annual ploughing match on Saturday last April 20th  in Aglish, Borrisokane by kind permission of the land owners.
Originally fixed for March 3rd. the weather dictated otherwise, but last Saturday was well worth waiting for with the field in excellent condition and the match attracting a wonderful crowd of competitors and spectators alike.

Over 30 competitors in total ploughed on match day and at very short notice too. Thanks to the judges who travelled from Meath and Dublin, also at short notice, and had the difficult job of selecting winners from the competitive field.

Results were read out by the Chairman Ray Clancy afterwards as competitors enjoyed a delicious hot meal which was provided in the tent by Andy and staff, Nenagh and teas, soup, sandwiches were served from early morning and throughout the day by the ladies committee.  The club offer a huge thank you to all its sponsors for their continued support each year.

Stiff competition was clear in all categories with the following results: A experienced ploughman on the farm but in his first year ploughing competitively, Pat Hough from Cloughjordan won the Classic section followed closely in  2nd. place by Nigel Gamble (Antrim).
Single Furrow:   1st.  Andrew Hogan (Borrisokane),  2nd. Liam Dolan (Leitrim).
Iron Horse:  1st. Francis Naughton (Clare).
Reversible:  In joint first position:  Joe Slattery (Kilbarron) and Jim Ryan (Laois).
Junior:    1st.  Tom Duffy (Rathcabbin), 2nd. Gerry Byrne (Louth).
U/21:  1st:  Gavin Kelly (Galway), 2nd: Lee Hogan (Rathcabbin).
Novice:   1st:  Rory Spain (Coolderry),  2nd: Robert Duffy (Rathcabbin).
3 furrow:  1st:  Ciarán Milne (Lorrha), 2nd: Liam Hamilton (Wicklow).
Vintage 2 furrow:   1st. Oliver Smith (Meath),  2nd:  Paddy Doyle (Wicklow), 3rd. Ray Clancy (Rathcabbin).
Vintage Trailer:   1st.  David Grattan (Derry),  2nd. Cyril McGuinness (Dublin), Joint 3rd:  Tommy Pierce (Wicklow), and Seamus Crossan (Armagh).

The ploughing championships took place last Saturday – at short notice- and as the weather permitted. With all the cancellations taking place over the last number of weeks, the day turned out to be well worth waiting for as the sun shone down on the competitors and spectators alike. A wonderful crowd turned out at short notice and the committee wish to thank the competitors, land owners, helpers, members, kitchen staff, road stewards and caters. Many hands made light work on the day. See results and report elsewhere in this paper.
We now turn our thoughts to our fundraising draw which will take place in The Village Inn, Aglish on the May Bank Holiday Saturday night May 4th. There are cash prizes on offer, free passes to the National Ploughing event in September and numerous other prizes. Everyone is invited to come along. Our next meeting will take place this Wednesday night 24th. at 8.30pm in Paddy’s Terryglass and members are requested to return their sold tickets with the appropriate amount.

 National Pilgrimage for Life.

The first National Pilgrimage for Life, organised by the Council for Life of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, will be celebrated on Saturday 4th May in Knock Shrine.  The pilgrimage begins with Anointing of the Sick in the Basilica at 2.30pm, followed by Mass at 3pm and Rosary Procession after Mass, weather permitting. Main celebrant and homilist will be Archbishop Francis Duffy.  We invite you to join us in Knock to celebrate the gift of life and to pray for the protection of all human life.

Late Patrick (Paddy) Heenan.

The death occurred on Friday April 5th of Patrick (Paddy) Heenan, Ballyduff, Rathcabbin. Paddy died peacefully surrounded by his heartbroken family, in the loving care of the staff in ICU, Mater Hospital, Dublin.
Paddy was pre-deceased by his son Michael, loving parents Teresa and Pat and brother James.
He will be sadly missed and never forgotten by his heartbroken wife Moira, his son Pat. his daughters Rhona, Elaine, Catherine, Jennifer, Geraldine and Laura. His brother Tommy his daughter-in-law, sons-in-law, sisters-in-law and brother-in-law. Paddy will be missed by his 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Paddy will be fondly remembered by extended family, kind neighbours, his friends in cards in Carrig and Borrisokane Day Care to whom sympathy is extended.
May his soul rest in peace.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Paddy and Sinead Darcy (Lorrha) and the extended Darcy family on the passing of Ben, Toomevara and formerly of Templemore Road, Cloughjordan. Ben passed away peacefully on Thursday April 18th surrounded by his family at Milford Hospice Limerick. He was a familiar sight at many matches over the years, either as a referee or a spectator. Predeceased by his beloved parents Girlie & Dan and brothers Christopher, Joe & Dan he will be sadly missed by his loving wife Mary and their children Marese & Mark and also by Mary, Tasha, Kevin, Julie-ann & Katie. As well as his brother Paddy he is also survived by Jack, Ned, Tom, Frances & Declan. Sister Mary. Aunt Betty, Uncle Tom, grandchildren, mother in law Anne Bourke, brothers in law, sisters in law, nieces and nephews, cousins, neighbours, relatives and friends to whom sympathy is offered.
After funeral Mass in Gortagarry Church on Sunday last, burial took place in SS. Michael & Johns Church Grounds, Cloughjordan. May he rest is peace.

Church News.

Sacrament of First Holy Communion will take place in St. Ruadhan’s Church, Lorrha  on Sunday 12th May at 11am.

Postgraduate and Mission & Ministries Programmes at St Patrick’s Pontifical University, Maynooth. Programme applications close from 30th June to 30th August for different programmes. Visit sppu.ie/courses for more information.

Have you ever dreamed of Walking the Camino.  Join the MSC Missions as we walk the shaded lanes and valleys of the Camino Ingles walking from Ferrol to Santiago in Northern Spain from the 29th July to 5th August 2024.  The temperature in this part of northern Spain in July is perfect for walking, like a balmy summer day in Ireland.  For more details of this fundraising pilgrimage ring Mary at 021 454 6691 or email mary.morrish@mscmissions.ie

 Outdoor Retreat.

Would you like to come on a guided journey through the Burren with its limestone pavements, rare flora and ancient sacred sites – Saturday 4th to Monday 6th May.   Let the beauty of the amazing Burren landscape renew you in body and soul.   Information: Mary 087 970 1130.  Booking: Noirin 087 447 9115

Summer Camp.

Busy Bodies Summer Camp 2024: takes place in Killeen National School, starting July 1st for 3 weeks. For ages 3yrs to 10yrs. Hours are 9.30am to 3pm. for more information please phone Ann at 087-9625218.

Escorted Tour.

Summer Escorted Tour / Holiday to Westport Knock & Co Mayo, 26th May 2024. €849.00 pps. 5 nights. Price includes return Bus/Train, 5 nights’ in 4*Castlecourt Hotel, Westport with Dinner, Bed &Breakfast. Lunch on three days. All entertainment, excursions and transport included. Visit Knock, Galway City, Kylemore Abbey, Croagh Patrick, Ballintubber Abbey & Ashford Castle. Contact 094 900 6426 or 087 1890236 or email knockpilgrimages@gmail.com.

Summer Concert.

Cantare Choir with Orchestra Summer Concert featuring Vivaldi's Gloria (RV589), Summer from The Four Seasons and lots more classic string pieces - May 11th, 8pm, SS Peter and Paul Cathedral, Ennis - a glorious start to your summer! Tickets available at www.glor.ie or from Glór box office - 065 6843103. In support of Pieta House and Sláinte an Chláir. See you there!

Preliminary Announcement.

Rathcabbin Hall Committee are holding their AGM on Monday night May 27th. at 8.30pm.. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Retreats.

Lough Derg 2024 one day retreats begin May 5th. Three Day retreats begin May 31st. More details www.loughderg.org or phone 071-9861518.

Pilgrimage.

Maria is organising a trip to Madjorge from 28th August for seven nights. The spiritual director is Fr. Tom Hannon. The house where pilgrims will be staying is only five minutes walking distance from the church. For more information contact Maria on (087) 2826088.

Lorrha Camogie Notes.

Another busy week for the girls with plenty of action in the schools and the leagues.

Well done to Rathcabbin School U13 camogie team who won their championship blitz and are now through to a county semi-final ,and congratulations to Lexi Pyke who is selected to represent Tipperary in the Primary Games and will play during the Tipp v Cork game on the 19th May.

U12,14s & U16s

Our U12 played their first competitive game versus Roscrea in Tony Reddin Park where they met a strong, experienced team. Our young girls put in some great tackles and battled for each other to the end, there is no doubt the hard work they are putting in in training will see improvements over the summer.

Our U14s put in a strong second half performance versus Moyne Templetuohy at home however, it wasn’t enough to beat the impressive visitors and will face Mullinahone in their next fixture – details TBC. The hard working attitude of the U16 team was very obvious in their battle with Kiladangan in Puckane  to come away with a well deserved victory. Unbeaten in their group they now await details of a county league semi final.

GAA News.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €4,900. The numbers drawn on 22 April were: 12-16-20-24.  No Match 3s.  Lucky Dips: Carol Collins, Martin Hough, Noreen Houlihan, Neilus O'Meara.
Promoters: Kathleen Gleeson, Sean Mannion, Internet.
Next Monday's jackpot is €5,000 with Team 1 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Senior: The seniors received a walkover from Templederry in the third round of the County League last weekend. Their next game is against Upperchurch/Drombane in Tony Reddin Park on Friday, 3rd May at 7.30pm.

Junior Hurling: Well done to the Junior ‘B’ hurlers on their 1-21 to 3-9 win over Shannon Rovers last Friday in the second round of the North League. Their next game is at home to Borrisokane on the May Bank Holiday weekend.

Tipperary: Best of luck to Patrick Maher and the Tipperary senior hurlers against Limerick in the Munster Championship this Sunday.

Social Dancing: Continues next Friday night in the Tony Reddin Centre from 9.30pm to the music of the Paudie Coffey Band.

Did you know??

Berlin is nine times bigger than Paris and has more bridges than Venice.

On July 30th 2006, after 42 years ‘Top of the Pops’ was broadcast for the last time.

Giraffes only need 5 – 30 minutes of sleep in a 24 hour period.

In 1976 – Actress Elizabeth Taylor divorced Richard Burton for the second time.

The birth of novelist J.K. Rowlings took place in 1965.

In 1896 – Swedish scientist Svante Arrhenius claimed that fossil fuel combustion could result in global warming.

In 2017 – Paris Saint –Germain signed Brazillian footballer Neymar for a world record 222 million Euros...

Thought for the week....

Nothing is worth more than this day. You cannot relieve yesterday.  Tomorrow is still beyond our reach.

Smile Awhile..

 


Ifac reminds Tipperary farmers that time is running out to apply for BISS

 

Ifac, Ireland’s farming, food and agribusiness specialist professional services firm is reminding Tipperary farmers not to miss the May deadline for the Basic Income Support Scheme (BISS).

 

The BISS was launched last year to replace the BPS from previous years. The deadline to apply for the scheme is the 15th of May this year.

 

Tim Ryan Partner at ifac in Nenagh said:

 

“This is one of the most important dates for farmers in the farming year. This is the deadline for declaring the land you are farming in the year 2024 and, therefore, enabling receipt of your BISS monies in Oct/Dec. 

 

“As shown in numerous ifac Irish farm Reports, BISS is crucial to the financial viability of many farms in Ireland. It can be an incredibly stressful time for farmers if this application is incorrect and monies are withheld next Oct/Dec.”

 

The following are some basic questions farmers should be asking themselves and their Agri-advisors before submitting their applications:

 

  1. Am I farming more/less land than last year?
  2. Am I leasing in/out land that wasn’t previously on the application?
  3. If leasing in/out new land have I leased in /out the BISS correctly with this land?
  4. Have you bought/sold/inherited/gifted land in the last year – Have I transferred in BISS correctly?
  5. Have I declared all of the land I am farming correctly on my BISS application?
  6. Have I changed the farming structure – Limited Company, Registered Farm Partnership, Joint herd number?
    1. If so, I MUST transfer BISS to the new structure. Always seek your accountant’s advice on HOW to transfer BPS so as not to incur taxes inadvertently.
    2. Have I declared all of the land correctly in the name of the new business structure?

 

Ifac advises farmers the following at this time when completing a BISS application:

 

  1. Employ a good Agri-advisor to help you complete your application. This is money very well spent considering the importance of the payment to the financial well-being of the farm.
  2. If transferring BISS to a new entity (LTD, partnership, joint herd, family member etc) please ensure that BOTH your accountant and Agri-advisor are aware of what’s happening. One of the most common mistakes with farmers changing business structure is neither their accountant nor Agri-advisor is aware of what each one applying for. This can have very serious impacts on both Revenue and the Department of Agriculture and could result in significant taxes and losses in BISS if completed incorrectly.
  3. Give yourself time – do not leave this application until the last minute and complete it on the 15th of May.

 

At ifac, it is standard practice that we consult with our client's Agri-advisors in times of change in the farm to ensure that BPS is not jeopardised in any way and also to ensure no undue taxes are incurred in the change.

 

Please note: This year the Department of Agri require all applications to be made online. The Department of Agri is running several helplines nationwide to assist farmers in this regard. 

 

A top-ten accountancy firm with a 30-office footprint and a dedicated team of 500 professionals, ifac has been committed to serving its farming, food, and agri-business clients across the country for the past 49 years.


Lorrha Notes

Rathcabbin Players donated €500 recently to North Tipp Hospice. 

 

FOR SALE:

12 driving lessons for sale in the Rathcabbin Area.  Unwanted Prize, going cheap.
For further information contact (086) 8647166.

Work Evenings.

Rathcabbin Tidy Towns are back on the trail of weeds, lawn mowers, sweeping brushes, strimmers and the dreaded litter. While doing all that they also want to do some painting. They meet every Thursday evenings at 6pm outside the church and they invite everyone to come along and help them to keep Rathcabbin village looking good.

Teagasc Helpline For Farmers.

Teagasc has set up two helpline numbers to provide advice to farmers on how to manage their farms through this difficult weather period.  The helplines are open from Monday to Saturday, 9am to 9pm. A voicemail can be left outside of these hours to request a call back. Call the National Crops Helpline on (059) 918 3533 - - National Grassland Helpline (059) 918 3155.       Find out more here at https://bit.ly/3VRfpGA

Well Done.

Congratulations is extended  to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipp senior camogie squad who had an one point victory over favourites and titleholders Galway in the National League final on Sunday last.  Another parish girl, Celine Guinan who plays her camogie with Shannon Rovers, was a sub on the squad and she too secures her first National League medal. Well done girls. Tipp bridged a 20-year gap since their last elite success, in a year that saw them securing a League and Championship double in 2004, so let’s hope they can repeat that success this year.

Late Maureen (Mary Teresa) Guinan.

The death took place on Friday April 5th of Maureen Guinan, Culleen, Rathcabbin.  Maureen passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family in Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe after a short illness.
Née White from Lacka in Carrig, Birr, Co. Offaly, Maureen was heading into her 95th year and came to live in Culleen on the marriage to her husband John in 1959 who predeceased her by 18 years.  Together they raised a family of ten children and along with the busy life of raising a family and helping John on the farm, Maureen was involved in the local branch of the ICA and made many friends there.  Her interest and hobbies which included knitting, tapestry, baking and gardening really flourished with that group.
Maureen was also a woman of great devotion and hardly ever missed Mass.
As well as been predeceased by her husband John, there was also her brothers Tom and Michael and sister Elizabeth.
Maureen will be sadly missed by her loving children Joe, Ann, Nora, John, Mary, Lily, Terance, Pat, Bernard and Tony. Sons in law Paul and Martin, daughters in law Audrey, Pamela, Maureen, Aisling and Stacey, grandchildren Kieran, Conor, Aoife, Neisha, Eoin, Saoirse, James, Jack, Darragh, Oisin, Celine, Grace, Cael, Ollie, Nadine, Lexi and Cora, sisters in law Joan and Sr Bridget, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends to who sympathy is extended. After funeral Mass in Our Lady Queen Of Ireland Church, Rathcabbin on Monday last April 8th. burial took place in Bonoham Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to the Mahon and Cahalan family Lorrha of the passing of Camillus Boyd, Fivealley.  Cam died peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on April 2nd, 2024, in his 95th year. He was predeceased by his sister, Veronica (Mahon) and brother, Alo. He will be sadly missed by his beloved wife, Kathleen (née Carroll), sons Cathal and Gary, daughters Alma (Catherine) Barnes and Aine O'Brien, sons-in-law David and Noel, daughters-in-law Ethel and Edel, adored grandchildren, Daire, Katelyn, Grainne, Hollie, Grace and Cormac, his sister Pam (Egan), nephews, nieces, extended family and friends.
After funeral Mass in St. James Church, Eglish, burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.
We also remember in our prayers, Canon Brendan O’Donoghue, Shannon who passed away recently. Canon Brendan was very well know through his work, in particular as director of the Killaloe Pilgrimages to Lourdes for many years from where he will be missed by all he came in contact with.  After funeral Mass on April 8th in Mary Immaculate Church, Shannon, Canon Brendan was laid to rest in Illaunmanagh Cemetrty. May he rest in peace.

Preliminary Announcement.

Rathcabbin Hall Committee are holding their AGM on Monday night May 27th. at 8.30pm.. Everyone is welcome to attend.

We are One.

The Mellow Tones and Omna Singers present “We are One”, an uplifting collaborative choral celebration with Liz Powell choral director on Sunday April 21st. at 7.30pm in the Church of Ireland, Borrisokane. Admission is free but a collection for women’s aid will be taken up.

North Tipp Hospice Fundraiser.

Ballingarry Community Initative are holding a 5k fun run or walk on Sunday April 21st. starting at 11am from Shockshe GAA pitch. Registration is €10 and all money raised will go to The North Tipp Hospice – in home care movement. Coffee and cake will be served in the hall when you finish.

National Pilgrimage for Life.

The first National Pilgrimage for Life, organised by the Council for Life of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, will be celebrated on Saturday 4th May in Knock Shrine.  The pilgrimage begins with Anointing of the Sick in the Basilica at 2.30pm, followed by Mass at 3pm and Rosary Procession after Mass, weather permitting. Main celebrant and homilist will be Archbishop Francis Duffy.  We invite you to join us in Knock to celebrate the gift of life and to pray for the protection of all human life.

Pilgrimage.

Maria is organising a trip to Madjorge from 28th August for seven nights. The spiritual director is Fr. Tom Hannon. The house where pilgrims will be staying is only five minutes walking distance from the church. For more information contact Maria on (087) 2826088.

Lorrha Camogie News.

Congratulations to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary team & Management  on being crowned League champions for 2024 and best of luck in the Munster Championship.

U14s & U16s

Our U16 girls put in a hard working performance  in an entertaining 2nd round of the League, away to Portroe  finishing with their second victory 1-03 t 0-3. Our U14s had a first round win over Moneygall and are due to play Mullinahone in Tony Reddin Park this Saturday at 3 pm. Our first Community Games match will also be at home versus Borrisoleigh on Monday 22nd April.

Well done to Emma Kennedy and the Tipperary U16A who are through to a Munster Shield Final versus Clare this weekend, after beating Waterford.  Best wishes to our U14 and U15 county players who will begin their championship campaigns over the next couple of weeks.

U12s

Our U12 took part in their first Blitz in Toomevara recently and will play their first competitive game versus Roscrea this Wednesday at 7 pm in Tony Reddin Park.

GAA News:

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €4,800. The numbers drawn on 15 April: 2-7-18-21. 3 Match 3's: Eileen Gaynor, Wendy McCormack & David Murtagh share €100.  Promoters: D&K Mannion, SCEAL Shop, Internet.
Next Monday's jackpot is €4,900 with Team 8 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Senior Hurling: The senior hurlers take on Templederry in Templederry this Saturday at 6.00pm in round 3 of County Hurling League Division 1.

Junior Hurling: The Junior ‘B’ hurlers take on Shannon Rovers in round 2 of the North League this Friday in Ballinderry at 7.00pm.

Camogie: Well done to Clodagh McIntyre, Celine Guinan, and the Tipperary senior camogie team on their victory in the National League final against Galway.

Tickets: Club members looking for tickets for the Munster Senior Hurling Championship clash of Tipperary v Limerick at the TUS Gaelic Grounds on Sunday, April 28th, are to contact secretary Maureen Guinan 0872426965.

Social Dancing: Continues in the Tony Reddin Centre this Friday night from 9.30pm to the music of Michael Cahill & Dave Lawlor.

Did you know???

In 1941 – Howard Florey and Norman Heatley met for the first time – eleven days before recreating penicillian.

Albert Einstein failed his university entrance exam and had to reapply a year later.

In 1884 – The Dow Jones published its first stock index – the Dow Jones Transportation Average.

The word ‘mortgage’ comes from a French word that means ‘death contract’.

In 2016 – The Juno space probe reached Jupiter.

Humans spend about 10% of our waking hours with our eyes closed , blinking.

Elephants are the only mammals. Besides humans, to have chins.

In 1040 – Lady Godiva rode naked on horseback through Coventry to force her husband to lower taxes.

 

Thought for the week!

 

Smile Awhile…

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31 Miles in May:   Walk, jog or run a mile a day this May with the Mater Hospital Foundation by signing up to their new '31 Miles in May' challenge. Put a spring in your step and do something really special for patients with dementia by helping to raise vital funds for the Hospital. Everyone who registers will receive a free challenge t-shirt and miles tracker. To learn more, visit www.materfoundation.ie.

                                          Co Tipperary - Take on the ‘31 Miles in May’ challenge and
support dementia care in the Mater Hospital

 

Challenge yourself to walk, jog or run 31 Miles in May with the Mater Hospital Foundation. Put a spring in your step and do something really special for patients with dementia. Register today to get your 31 Miles in May t-shirt and miles chart to track your progress Visit www.materfoundation.ie to learn more and sign up now

The Mater Hospital Foundation is calling on people across Co Tipperary to lace up, head out and take on its new 31 Miles in May challenge, supporting dementia care in the Mater Hospital.
This challenge is a great opportunity for family members, friends, carers and anyone wanting to make a difference to get active for a really important cause. Taking time out to walk just one mile a day is beneficial for physical and mental well-being, and can be of real benefit to carers of people with dementia.
31 Miles in May is also a great way for companies to get their teams active and working together to raise vital funds in support of dementia care. Getting involved couldn't be easier. Simply visit www.materfoundation.ie to register for your free challenge t-shirt (while stocks last!), miles tracker and set up your fundraising page on either Facebook, Instagram or JustGiving.

Join the exclusive 31 Miles in May private Facebook group to connect with other challenge participants from across Ireland, to get inspired and stay motivated for your challenge. Get the word out to your loved ones, friends and colleagues about the challenge and ask them to donate to support. Everyone who completes the challenge will receive a special Mater Hospital Foundation certificate to celebrate their achievement.
Mater Hospital Foundation supporters have already supported a number of initiatives to support dementia patients in the Mater Hospital, like refurbishing St. Anne's Dementia Friendly Ward and funding the unique 'RITA' (Reminiscence / Rehabilitation and Interactive Therapy Activities) technology that helps patients remember and share events from their past. Funds raised by the 31 Miles in May challenge will be put to work where they are needed most to continue to make a real difference in the hospital.
Commenting on the Mater Hospital Foundation's 31 Miles in May challenge, Mary Moorhead, Chief Executive, says: "Many of us are affected by dementia in our lifetime, whether that means facing dementia ourselves, or caring for a loved one with the condition. That's why it is so important to work together to provide the very best support to those facing this journey in their lives. Here in the Mater Hospital Foundation, we are committed to being there to support patients in the Hospital. We hope you'll join us for this very special challenge for dementia care."
To learn more and sign up for 31 Miles in May, simply visit the Mater Hospital Foundation website at www.materfoundation.ie, email contact@materfoundation.ie or call 01 830 3482.


About the Mater Hospital Foundation

The Mater Hospital Foundation was established in 1985 and today is one of the best-known hospital foundations in the country. As the official fundraising body of The Mater Public Hospital, we provide funding for state-of-the-art equipment, helping to provide the best care possible for all who need it.
We enhance hospital facilities to create a comfortable and caring environment for patients and their families, we fund pioneering research and clinical trials, and we continuously invest in the people of the Mater Hospital, providing supports, grants, and funding to specialist staff.

The Mater Hospital has long been at the centre of ground-breaking moments in medical care, improving the lives of people across Ireland. Many of these pioneering initiatives have been made possible because of vital funding from the Mater Hospital Foundation.
To find out more about the work of the Mater Hospital Foundation or to donate, visit www.materfoundation.ie or contact us at 01 830 3482 or by email - contact@materfoundation.ie.


Lorrha Notes


Recent set dancing classes in progress in Rathcabbin Hall.                                        Photo: Rose Mannion.

Parish Pastoral Council Meeting:

Our next meeting is in Rathcabbin Hall on Thursday next 11th April at 8.30pm. All members are asked to attend.

FOR SALE:

12 driving lessons for sale in the Rathcabbin Area.  Unwanted Prize, going cheap.
For further information contact (086) 8647166.

Drive to Save Lives.

On Saturday 13th April Mid-West Hospital Campaign, are organising a cavalcade of vehicles from Ennis, Nenagh and St John's to Heuston Hall, Raheen which is where the Head Office of HSE is situated. The date is important as it commemorates the 15th anniversary of the closure of the Emergency Department at Ennis, Nenagh and St John’s Hospital. Nenagh.  Assembly point is Springfort Retail Park, Nenagh, 10:45am leaving at 11am. Route details - Old N7 Road via `Birdhill, Mackey Roundabout nr Finnegans onto Limerick, Through the City Centre (Patrick St, O’Connell St) onto HSE offices, Heuston Hall.

Gratitude.

Lorrha N.S. Parents Association would like to thank all those who supported their recent Easter Raffle. Congratulations to the winners: James O’Meara (Hamper), Ute Duggan, Hannah Quirke & Petra Seman (Easter Eggs). The children had a great day with special guest appearance by the Easter Bunny. All the proceeds of this and future events go to the enhancement of our school.

North Tipp Ploughing.

After a few fine hopeful looking days earlier last week, storm Kathleen arrived and raised her ugly head dumping even more water on already saturated fields around the country. Unfortunately, the ploughing championships have had to be postponed once again because of this.  We just cannot hope anymore to be in a position to announce a definite date so we are asking all those who are able to follow us on facebook North Tipperary Ploughing, on Instagram north _tipp_ploughing and twitter Ntippploughing to keep up to date with progress.

Final Reminder.

Scéal Community Group Lorrha are delighted to announce that the great Seán Keane is playing in Rathcabbin Hall (R42Y 188) in what promises to be a fantastic night of music and song on Saturday 13th April at 8pm. Tickets can be purchased in the Sceal shop in Lorrha Monday-Friday 10.00 to 16.30. Saturday – Sunday 10.00 to 13.00 or by contacting Patrick on (087) 6962490 or Nancy on (087) 7613 458.

Pilgrimage.

Maria is organising a trip to Madjorge from 28th August for seven nights. The spiritual director is Fr. Tom Hannon. The house where pilgrims will be staying is only five minutes walking distance from the church. For more information contact Maria on (087) 2826088.

Synodality Explored.

Facing the Future Together. A conference with lead speakers. Cardinal Grech 19th and 20th April at St. John’s Welcome Centre, Knock Shrine.

Would you like someone to talk to?  

Senior-Line is Ireland’s national telephone service for older people open every day of the year 10am-10pm, Freephone 1800 80 45 91. Callers may feel isolated, alone, wish to discuss a problem in confidence, or for company during their day.  Senior-Line’s older volunteers are trained to listen, to support, to discuss options and to refer caller to other helpful services if necessary. So don’t be alone if sharing a problem would help.  Phone Senior-Line 1800 80 45 91, open every day of the year 10am-10pm

Good Luck.

We extend the best of luck to Clodagh McIntyre and Celine Guinan along with the Tipp senior camogie squad who play titleholders Galway in the National League final on Saturday 14th at 2.30pm in Croke Park. For Tipperary, they will end a 15 year wait their first appearance in a national final of any kind since losing the 2009 League decider to Wexford, while they will be also attempting to bridge a 20-year gap since their last elite success, in a year that saw them securing a League and Championship double in 2004. Galway on the other hand are the present titleholders who are going for three in a row.
We also extend the best of luck to Darragh Guinan and the Tipperary U20 panel when they travel to Limerick for a 7pm pairing on Friday 12th. in the Munster hurling.
In club news, we wish the Lorrha Senior squad and management the best of luck against Templederry this coming week-end. See Lorrha GAA facebook for details.

Well Done.

Well done to Conor Kennedy and the Tipp Minor hurling squad who opened their Munster campaign with a win over Cork. The side are out again on Thursday evening 11th in round 2 against Waterford in Dungarvan.

Local Trades People Required.

Local trades people are required to finish out a 3 bed house in Lorrha village, opposite the pub. Engineer's report on the work to be completed, will be shared with interested builders/ plumbers/ electricians. Any trades people interested in the job are asked to contact Margaret Conway on (087) 2352022 or by email to conmar3@gmail.com.

Free e-Waste Collection.

North Tipperary householders are being urged to bring their batteries, electrical, and electronic waste to a set of free collection days to help the county meet national e-waste recycling targets for 2024. The events, hosted by WEEE Ireland in partnership with ALDI with a collection in ALDI Roscrea, Green Street, Townspark, Roscrea, E53 TN36, on Thursday, April 18th from 10am-4pm.
Anything with a plug, battery or cable can be recycled for free on the day, including old washing machines, TVs, toasters and kettles, electronic tools and toys, cables, IT equipment, mobile phones, remote controls, batteries, including farm fence batteries, and even watches.

Set Dancing teacher Mary McGeeney will resume classes in the Autumn.

Lorrha Dorrha Ladies Club.

Lorrha Dorrha Ladies Club would like to thank Rathcabbin Players for their recent donation to our club funds.  It was very much appreciated.
Club members have been busy of late, with a walking trip along the Grand Canal Walkway and a day trip to Kilkenny.  Set dancing classes with Mary McGeeney have finished until the Autumn and some members are now embarking on swimming lessons in Birr Leisure Centre starting 18th April.
New members are always welcome.  Anyone interested can contact Clare (087 1364936) or Marie (087 6129053)

GAA News.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €4,700. The numbers drawn on 8 April were: 4-7-9-19.  2 Match 3's: Mary Cleary and Ann Egan share €100. Promoters: Thomas P Cahalan, Willie Fogarty, Mulrooney's Gala.
Next Monday's jackpot is €4,800 with Team 7 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Junior Hurling: Well done to the Junior ‘B’ hurlers on their 0-19 to 0-10 win over Knockshegowna in the opening round of the North Tipp League in Ballingarry on Friday.

Sympathies: To our the Guinan family on the death of Maureen Guinan, Culleen. May she rest in Peace.

Social Dancing: Continues in the Tony Reddin Centre this Friday night from 9.30pm to the music of Brian McDermott.

Did you know?

According to the Lueneburg manuscript in 1284 a piper led away 130 children of Hamelin.

90% of the world’s earthquakes occur along the ‘Ring of Fire’, an area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean.

In 1880 Australian bushranger Ned Kelly was captured at Glenrowan.

The Eiffel Tower was originally intended for Barcelona, but the project was rejected.

In 1949 South Africa began implementing apartheid, including a ban on mixed marriages.

On 2nd of July 1505 after an encounter with a thunderstorm, Martin Luther declared that he would become a monk.

In 1853 , 843 acres of land on Manhattan Island were put aside to create Central Park in New York.

Dynamite can be made using peanuts.

Thought for the week…

 

Smile Awhile.

 

 

Gas Networks Ireland launches new apprenticeships

One of Ireland’s largest and most trusted utilities is looking for apprentices in the areas of plumbing, electrical instrumentation and mechanical automation in Dublin, Cork and Galway

 

Monday, April 8, 2024: Gas Networks Ireland is searching for a new cohort to join its highly regarded Apprenticeship Programme commencing this October. The four-year programme provides mentor-led apprenticeships working on Ireland’s €2.8bn, 14,725km national gas network, considered one of the safest and most modern gas networks in Europe.

 

The organisation is looking for apprentices who share a commitment to safety, building upon the team’s two million accident-free work hours, a milestone which was surpassed last year. The newly appointed apprentices will help to maintain and operate Ireland’s national gas infrastructure trusted by 720,000 Irish customers to provide efficient and reliable energy to meet their heating, cooking, transport and manufacturing needs. This includes installation, inspection, and testing of a wide range of systems, such as pipework, gas metres and pressure regulators.

 

They will also contribute to a cleaner energy future for Ireland, as Gas Networks Ireland transitions to providing more renewable gases, including biomethane and hydrogen. Apprentices will discover and learn all about these renewable gases initially at the Network Innovation Centre in Dublin - which plays a key role in testing compatibility - ensuring the gas network can safely transport these renewable gases.

 

Training

 

During the mechanical course the apprentices will gain competency in a range of industrial skills, such as welding, turning and fabrication while electrical apprentices will learn about the installation and maintenance of wiring systems and calibration of sensors, among other skills. In the plumbing programme, apprentices receive comprehensive training in pipework systems, welding, soldering, and gas meter installation and maintenance.

 

Facilitated in partnership with SOLAS, apprentices receive on-site training with Gas Networks Ireland technical training coaches and attend formal classes in the Educational Training Boards and associated Technological University, alongside mentoring and coaching from our employees with unrivalled experience in the gas industry.

 

On completion of the Apprenticeship Programme, successful trainees will be awarded a QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate Craft - the national and international requirement for craftsperson status.

 

Speaking about the programme, Gas Networks Ireland’s Director of People, Nicola McSweeney said:

 

“At Gas Networks Ireland, we are very proud of our Apprenticeship Programme, and I am delighted to open our application process for our 2024 intake.

 

“As an apprentice, you will be joining Gas Network Ireland at an exciting, and transitional, time for our company, and the energy sector. You will join an organisation with a culture that supports and develops you through your career and you will receive fantastic mentoring and training as you embark on your career in your chosen technical field.   

 

"Our Apprenticeship programme brings to life our organisational values by bringing energy and talent into our business to prepare for the future, through learning via years of valuable experience. In doing so, we are building and sharing our experience across our teams, and we are doing the right thing in supporting all our apprentices in their development and learning.”

 

For further information and to apply to the Apprenticeship Programme, please visit; www.gasnetworks.ie/careers. Online applications close at 17:00 30th April 2024.

 

 

 

Specific Application Requirements

  • Leaving Certificate or equivalent - Grade D in 5 subjects one to include Mathematics
  • Candidates must be over 17 years of age or over on June 1, 2024
  • Candidates sitting the 2024 Leaving Certificate exams may also apply, and if successful, a place may be offered subject to the required results being achieved.
  • Successful candidates will be required to pass a colour vision test and a medical assessment.
  • Non-EU applicants must have the required work authorisations to work in the Republic of Ireland

 

About Gas Networks Ireland 

Gas Networks Ireland operates and maintains Ireland’s €2.8bn, 14,725km national gas network, which is considered one of the safest and most modern renewables-ready gas networks in the world.

 

Over 720,000 customers trust Ireland’s gas network to provide efficient and reliable energy to meet their heating, cooking, manufacturing and transport needs.

 

The gas network is the cornerstone of Ireland’s energy system, securely supplying more than 30% of Ireland’s total energy, including 40% of all heating and almost 50% of the country’s electricity generation.

 

By working to replace natural gas with renewable gases, such as biomethane and green hydrogen, and complementing intermittent renewable electricity, Gas Networks Ireland is supporting Ireland’s journey to a cleaner energy future.

www.gasnetworks.ie