Lorrha Notes.

Lorrha Development Association.

Thanks is extended to all those who turned out for the litter picking around the village and on the approach roads last week. It was indeed heartening to see so many coming out and doing their bit for the environment and above all for their village. There was a lot of rubbish collected on the evening and you can see just some of this amount on this web site under Photo Gallery. Thanks also is extended to Mary and Arnold for providing the smashing refreshments after the hard work. There will be a regular clean up and work evenings arranged shortly with details announced here and on the web site next week.


On behalf of the Hogan and O’Meara families Bridget Grover Lorrha wishes to extend sincere thanks to all who took the time to attended her 50th. birthday party recently. A special word of thanks is extended to Denis and Lil Maher and to Ray Kennedy. Your company on the night and your good wishes is most appreciated.

Australia’s Got Lorrha Talent.

The Australian’s Got Talent T.V. show which goes out on Tuesday night’s has Lorrha connections and talent at this present time appearing on the show. Brother and sister duo Adil and Maimuna Memon are the son and daughter of Breda Madden formally from Grange Lorrha and the grandchildren of Bridget. Right now this talented duo who have appeared for the second week on the popular show are on the crest of a wave with the public demanding to see and hear more and more from them. Now in it’s fourth season the Australian’s got talent show has attracted a larger than usual entry with 4000 people who have tried out for the show which is viewed by millions in every state. The winner will receive a top prize of 250.000 Australian dollars for their efforts. The show stopping performance which was served up by Adil and Maimuna last week was described on Aussie T.V. reviews as having “blown the judges away”. Adil and Maimuna play the fiddle and guitar as well as singing and they certainly didn’t take it from the ground coming from such a musical background as the Madden family here in Grange. Well done to them both and all in Lorrha wish them well as they set their sights on the finishing line.

Good Luck.

We extend the best of luck to all the girls performing in the “In Step” stage school in the Broadway show which takes place in Birr Theatre on the 1st. and 2nd. of May. A special mention to our own parish girls performing Holly Dagg Zara Harding Horan and Nicole Ryan. Good luck girls.


The death occurred recently of Stewart Cooper Roslin Scotland husband of Anne Milne formally of Ballymacegan Lorrha. Sympathy is extended to Anne and her sons Alex John and Alan and the Milne family. Burial took place in Scotland.
Sympathy is extended to Liam Kennedy Lorrha and Martha Kennedy Rathcabbin and extended family members on the tragic death last week of their grand niece Chelsea Kennedy Birr. After funeral Mass on Thursday 22nd. in Birr burial took place in Clonoghill cemetery. Sympathy is also extended to Martin and Michael Hough Lorrha and extended family members on the death of their Aunt Mary Quinn Eyrecourt. After funeral Mass in Eyrecourt Church on Thursday 22nd. burial took place afterwards in Meelick Cemetery. Sympathy is extended to Danny Reddin Lackeen and extended family members on the death of his brother in-law Edward Byrne husband of Mary Reddin. After funeral Mass in Eadestown Church Naas on Saturday last 24th. burial took place in the local Cemetery.
Sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Peter Hogan Nenagh and formerly Kilregane Lorrha who died after a long illness on Friday April 23rd. After funeral Mass on Tuesday morning in Nenagh burial took place in Lisboney Cemetery. May they rest in peace.


The Community Mothers Programme North Tipp Community Services provides the following sessions each week:
Rathcabbin Parent Toddler & Baby Group meets each Tuesday morning from 11am – 12.30pm in Rathcabbin Hall. All welcome.
Lorrha Parent Toddler and Baby Group meets each Thursday morning from 10.30am – 12pm in Lorrha Hall.All welcome.
For information re these Groups please contact Marian/Brigid @ 067 41922

Bealtaine Festival In Lorrha.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association open their 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.

Results From Fundraiser.

Lorrha Camogie club held a very successful table quiz auction and raffle on Saturday night last. The signed Galway Kilkenny Tipp.Dublin and Munster jersey’s were in big demand with auctioneer Hubert Hogan loosing track as he tore into stride!!! Maria Muireann and Shane Brophy were the winners of the table quiz while David Emmett Catherine Power and Eugene Ryan were a close runner’s up. There was a total of ten prizes on offer for the €2 raffle which had three top prizes of a two night stay in a hotel a meal for two in the Ferry Inn and a signed Kilkenny jersey. The first name out for the hotel break was Fr. Joe Kennedy P.P. 2nd. prize of a meal for two was won by Sean Mannion while the third prize of a signed jersey went to Mary Coniry (Portumna). The remaining prizes were won by Nora Hough Orla Gill Mark Houlihan Brendan O’Meara (Coolderry) Eamonn Mannion Lisa Howard (Nenagh) Nancy Carroll.

All-Ireland Beckons.

Megan O’Meara and the Tipperary under 16 camogie team are a mere sixty minutes away from an All-Ireland medal after a great win over Kilkenny in the semi-final on Saturday last. Tipperary have set up a date with old rivals and title holders Galway on May 8th. in possibly Limerick. Well done Megan and all the best in the final. See match report.

Angling Club News.

Lorrha / Rathcabbin Angling club held the final round of the Pete Boylett Memorial Perpetual cup on Sunday last the 25th. Fishing again proved very difficult with no trout weighed in. The overall winner was Tony Molloy with a trout weighing 4 lbs. 12 ozs. From round one. Well done to Tony. The club would like to thank Portumna and district angling club for the use of their grounds.