Lorrha Notes


Pride of Place this week goes to Patrick "Bonner" Maher who along with the Tipperary Senior Hurling team are throught to the All-Ireland Semi-Final after their one point win over Galway on Sunday last.  Bonner is pictured here with Eimear Celine and Laoise after he presented the Lorrha GAA Cul Camp participents with their medals last week. We wish him and the Tipp team the best of luck in the Semi-Final when they face into a stiff test against Waterford. Well done Bonner.

Recent Wedding.

The beautiful wedding of Juliet Claffey daughter of Gene and Patricia Lahinch Lorrha and Thomás Coman son of Eileen and Paddy Thurles took place in St. Ruadhan’s Church Lorrha on Friday July 2nd.2010.
The bride was attended by her friends Naomi Cormican and Jillian Coll while the bestmen were the grooms brothers Patrick and Stephen. Flower girls Lea Claffey and Grace O’Sullivan carried out the responsible task very well while Kian Claffey was the page boy who did a very fine job too. Celebrant Fr. Abe Kennedy (Portumna) was joined in the concelebrating of the ceremony by Fr. Tony Harris (Family Friend) while Anna and Philip Brown provided the beautiful church music. Afterwards the newly weds joined with their families and friends for their reception which took place in the County Arms Hotel Birr before leaving for their honeymoon which they are spending in Africa. We extend congratulations and best wishes to Juliet and Thomás for a long and happy life together as they settle down to married life in Limerick.

Well Done.

Congratulations is extended to Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher and the Tipperary team on their win over Galway on Sunday last. We wish Bonner and the team all the best in the semi-final v Waterford. Well done Patrick.


Sympathy is extended to the Dolan families Lissernane Rathcabbin on their recent sad bereavement to the Guilfoyle family Killeen on the death of Martin last week and to Madeline Lewis Gurteen Rathcabbin on the recent death of her brother Paddy O’Brien Dublin and formerly Ballyegan Birr. May they rest in peace.

Lorrha Development Association.

A work evening will take place this Thursday evening the 29th. commencing at 7.00p.m. from outside the hall.

Birthday Greetings.

Congratulations and belated best wishes is extended to Pat Kelly Rathcabbin who celebrated his 50th. birthday recently. A surprise party was organized for Pat to coincide with the christening of baby Joshua on Sunday last. Well done to both father and son.

History Trip.

A history outing will take place to the battle of Aughrim centre and to Clonmacnois on Saturday August 14th. Bus will leave Lorrha at 9.00a.m. sharp and return at 5.30p.m. The cost will be €20 per head to cover bus and admission charges plus tea in Aughrim. A meeting will be held on return from the outing to form a committee for the history group. Anyone interested in traveling on the day is asked to contact David on (086) 3308172 or James on (087) 2031798.

Gun Club News.

Lorrha/Rathcabbin gun club held their Annual General meeting last Friday night and the following officers were returned for another season. Chairman: Robert Harding. Secretary: Pat O’Meara. Treasurer: James Heenan. Membership is now due €70 seniors €35 juniors. Contact James on (087) 2031798.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association.

The times for the pick up for our trip to the greyhound racing in Galway is as follows: The Pike at 5.00 p.m and Lorrha at 5.10p.m. These times are amended from the times shown in the Parish Newsletter.
So far this summer our group had some wonderful trips out. In June Fr. Michael Kennedy said Mass for us at Emmanuel House which was followed by tea and sandwiches provided by Vina and John Woods. Then we had a very enjoyable sociable afternoon with the Cloughjordan Active Retirement Association. In July so far we went to Glenstal Abbey had a tour of their gardens and Icon Chapel. Refreshments were provided by the Abbey. The day was concluded with a meal in Larkins Garrykennedy. The following evening we joined Portumna Active Retirement Association for a meal and social in Donie O’Meara’s yet again very enjoyable. Our next trip which was a joint trip with Portumna Active Retirement was to Cahir the Swiss cottage and ended with our evening at Bru Boru – what talent – and of course one of the entertainers on the night was from our parish James Mounsey.
We always enjoy a little gamble so we headed to Kilbeggan races needless to say the pockets were lighter on the way home but still enjoyed by all. Last Wednesday despite the weather we headed for Clonmacnoise and took the Viking ship up to Athlone then it was on to the Hutson Bay Hotel for lunch and finally to Derryglad Folk Museum – what a place- everywhere was spotless and kept very well with some very interesting items – well worth a visit. Our trips for July finish this Wednesday in the Ferry Inn Portland for lunch. Our thanks to everyone who helped out in any way over the past six weeks on and with our trips.