Lorrha Notes

Lorrha Development Association has agreed the following dates for clean up and planting / weeding for the remainder of the year. The work which has commenced will from time to time take place weekly. Members of the Association will be notified by text and where possible the general public will also be notified.

Commencing Thursday May 6th. the following dates will apply:

Thursday May 20th. Thursday June 3rd. Thursday June 17th.

Thursday July 1st. Thursday July 15th. Thursday July 29th.

Thursday August 12th. Thursday August 26th.

Meet outside the Hall at 6.30p.m. If this date and time does not suit you please call (086) 8647166.

Come out and show your pride in your village by helping out working together for the good of our community.

Munster Champs..

Congratulations to Elaine Hough and Caoimhe Kennedy who helped Tipperary Junior Camogie Team to victory over Cork in the Munster Final on Monday evening last. Well done girls.

Lorrha Development Association.

Clean up and work evenings will be held every second Thursday until further notice. We meet again on Thursday May 6th. for another clean up around the village and on approach roads. Planting and weeding will take place shortly so the group will divide the time between that and litter picking. As usual the group will set out from outside the hall and the time is 6.30p.m. or come along at whatever time suits. If however the evening doesn’t suit you and you would like to help please call (086) 8647166. Other dates for all to take note of are May 20th. June 3rd. and 17th. Full list of dates are available on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie under Lorrha Development Association menu.
A meeting will be held on Tuesday night May 11th. at 8.00p.m. in Lorrha Hall. Top of the agenda will be the Family fun day. Help is required for the day so please come along to this meeting.


The death occurred on Thursday April 15th. in Blackrock Clinic after a short illness of Revd. Donald Keegan Greystones Co. Wicklow and late of Birr and former Archdeacon of Killaloe and Clonfert. Archdeacon Keegan who was 72 was very fond of Lorrha and presided over many religious ceremonies in the parish over a period of about 15 years and he and his wife had made many lasting friendships not just here but also in Birr where they resided. A kind and good natured gentleman he was well liked and for all who knew him he was noted for his sharp mind where he had a word for all regardless of who they were so when news spread of his death a deep sense of loss was felt by many.
Sympathy is extended to his congregation and friends here in Lorrha his wife Janet his son Andrew daughters Ruth and Jackie daughter in-law sons in-law grandchildren relatives and friends. After funeral service in Greystones on April 19th. burial took place in the local cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Information Evening.

An information evening to launch Mental Health Support Group will take place in the Shannon Oaks Hotel Portumna on Wednesday May 5th. at 7.30p.m. All are welcome. Contact Paul at (087) 4187714.

Munster Medals.

Congratulations and well done to Elaine Hough Caoimhe Kennedy and the Tipperary Junior camogie team who beat Cork in the Munster final on Monday evening last in the Ragg. Both girls played very well with Caoimhe earning herself “Player of the Match” for her outstanding performance in mid field and both will get a second chance at winning another Munster medal when Tipp Intermediates meet Limerick in the Munster final which is expected to be played this coming week-end. We extend the best of luck to Megan O’Meara and the Tipp under 16 squad when on Saturday they meet Galway in the All_ireland Final. This game is down for 3p.m. in Tullamore and on Saturday evening in Toomevara Tipp Seniors take on Clare in the Munster final timed for 7.30p.m. So there’s plenty of action there and do go along and support the girls.

First Friday.

Friday May 7th. is the First Friday of the month. Mass will be celebrated in Lorrha Church at 9.30a.m. and in Rathcabbin at 8.00p.m. Confessions half an hour before Mass.


A pilgrimage to Medjugorje will take place from June 4th. to June 11th. There are some places available. For further information contact (067) 32160.

Senior’s and U/14’s.

Lorrha Seniors went down for the second time in as many outings and this time to Roscrea by five points. Lorrha really needed to win this game and now find themselves with an uphill battle for the remaining outings. Next game is against Toomevara in two weeks time.
In the under 14 north football final Lorrha were lucky to force a draw game with neighbours Shannon Rovers when the sides met on Saturday in Borrisokane. We wish them well in the replay.

New Meeting Place.

Due to the refurbishment of the GAA clubhouse at Moatfield all meetings of St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association will now be held in St. Ruadhan’s Community Hall in Lorrha commencing this Wednesday 5th. May at 2.30p.m. New members welcome.

Bealtaine Festival In Lorrha.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association will hold the Bealtaine Festival to celebrate creativity in older people in St. Ruadhans Community Hall Lorrha Village on Monday 10th May 2010 at 11.00 am with a performance by Fil Campbell who starred in the hugely successful RTE Television show Songbirds. Fil will perform songs that were made popular by the likes of Delia Murphy Mary O’Hara and Bridie Gallagher from the 1930’s to the 1960’s. Fil will be accompanied by two musicians Brendan Emmett and Tom McFarland. The event is open to everyone. There will be no charge. Light refreshments will be served.

Summer Camp.

Busy Bodies Summer Camp takes place in Killeen national School for the month of July starting on July 5th. for four weeks. For further information contact Ann on (057) 9121842. Forms available from Kellys in Rathcabbin and from Mahers in Lorrha.


Lorrha camogie club would sincerely like to thank everybody who supported our very successful fundraiser in Maher’s on Saturday night April 24th. A special word of thanks to Lil and Denis for having us and for their very generous sponsorship of the club. To Aidan Eoin and Niall for the efficient table quiz to Hubie our capable auctioneer to Gerry Drennan (Banagher College) Deirdre Lane (Dublin) Pauline & Brendan Maher (New York) Bonner Maher Dee Milne John McIntyre The Ferry Inn Carty Bookmakers. To Rose and Lorrha Development Association. To Joe Dolan for his sponsorship and Hanlon Butchers Birr and Nenagh. Finally to Jack and the girls for their work and help on the night and to Paul for his idea. Hoping for a great year on the field girls in 2010. Again thanks to everybody.

Apostolic Society.

The members of Lorrha Apostolic Work Society would like to thank everyone who came and supported their Annual display which was held in Lorrha Hall recently with a special mention to all the members who travelled from other branches. The members are also very grateful to all who supported the church gate collection. A raffle was held on the display day and the following were the prize winners: 1st. Mary Farrell (Shannon) 2nd. Kathleen Hanton (Shannon) 3rd. Martina Nolan (Birr) 4th. Una Keely (Kinnitty) 5th. Martina Buglar (Redwood) 6th. Pat Cody (Coolderry).