Lorrha Notes

Lorrha Development Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday night April 15th. at 8.00p.m. in St. Ruadhan’s Community Hall.
If you want to hear the truth about development and improvements in our village then do come to this meeting. Likewise if you care about our lovely historical village and feel you can be of help no matter how little then do come along.

All are welcome.


                                                                             Birthday Greetings.

Congratulations to Bridget Grover Lorrha who will celebrate her 50th birthday on April 10th. Happy Birthday Bridget from your son Liam family and friends in Ireland and the U.S.A.

Late Eileen Deely.

The death occurred at St. Anne’s nursing home Woodford on Monday March 29th. of Eileen Deely Redwood Lorrha.
An octogenarian Eileen who was a native of Mayo came from Canada to live in Redwood with her late husband over 40 years ago. Their home just below the church was the old Redwood National School. A good neighbour she was always willing to help those less fortunate than herself. Like many a woman of her generation she was dedicated to her religion where values were important in life. She was well liked and will be sadly missed by all who knew her but in particular by her family. Sympathy is extended to her daughter Catherine Dillon (Portumna) sons Fr. Pat (Toomevara)Tommy (Dublin) Peter (Mayo) Andrew Brendan (Canada) grandchildren son in-law daughters in-law sister brother sisters in-law brothers in-law nephews nieces relatives and friends. After funeral Mass in St. Ruadhan’s Church Lorrha on Wednesday 31st. burial took place in Bonoham Cemetery Rathcabbin. May she rest in peace.

Church News.

Copies of Pastoral letter of the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI to the Catholics of Ireland (full text) are available in the Church porches.
Following the recent vote for a time on the Vigil Mass in Redwood the choice of the majority is that the Mass should remain at the original time of 8.00p.m. A total of 206 votes were cast and they are broken down as follows. 71 voted for Mass at 6.00p.m. 85 voted that the Mass remains at 8.00p.m. and 50 voted for a 9.00p.m. Mass.

Annual General Meeting.

The Annual General Meeting of St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement will take place this Wednesday 7th April 2010 at 2.30 in the GAA Clubhouse Moatfield. New members welcomed.

Well Done.

Congratulations to two parish camogie players who had separate victories with Tipperary squads last week-end. Elaine Hough’s team the Senior squad recorded victory over Cork in the Munster Semi-Final while Megan O’Meara’s outfit the under 16’s recorded victory over Clare to see them through to the All-Ireland Semi-Final later this month. Well done girls.

Lorrha Development Association.

A meeting of the above committee will take place on Wednesday night April 7th. in St. Ruadhan’s Community Hall at 8.30p.m.

Redwood Castle.

Redwood Castle Lorrha is open to the public on Sunday 11th.April from 2 to 6p.m.

Angling Club News.

Lorrha/Rathcabbin Angling Club AGM has being rescheduled for a date in May. Membership is now due and is 10euros for seniors and 5 euros for minors (under 16) and O.A.P.s. Membership can be given to Aidrian Bouchier (087 9674642) Pat O’Meara (087 2524103) or James Heenan (087 2031798).
The second round of three rounds for the ‘Pete Boylette Memorial’ perpetual cup (Trout competition) is being held on Sunday 11th April 2-6p.m. from Portumna Fishing Club grounds.
The club is planning on hosting more pike competitions and kids competition throughout the year. The clubs focus this year is on our local rivers and streams. With bad weather the last couple of years work on river was restricted. It is hoped to attend to stretches of the Little Brosna and look after our spawning streams such as the Pallas and Lorrha river. A strong population of white-clawed crayfish are present in the Lorrha river. This rare species is cited in the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red Data book in recognition of it’s high conservation value. This indicates a healthy river so trout stocks need to be rejuvenated.
Also an on going project known as ‘The Lough Derg Native Fish Biodiversity Project is being co-ordinated by volunteers and aims to describe and ultimately lead to the protection of native fishes in Lough Derg. The study involves voluntary sample collection by the public together with scientific surveys with follow up genetic and ecological research in universities. The project has the support of over 11 angling clubs that fish Lough Derg the Lough Derg Sub-Aqua Club the Lough Derg Science Club the Irish Char Conservation Group and the North Tipperary Heritage Office the Shannon Regional Fisheries Board the Tipperary Leader Group Heritage Council and EPA.
While a lot of samples of trout have being taken from the south of the lake very little samples have being taken from the north of the lake The adipose fin on the trout can be clipped off and put in a little tube of alcohol which can be got from James Heenan. These fins can be studied and tell a lot about the trout’s DNA. Only trout samples from Lough Derg are permissible. The fin can also be clipped off released trout as it causes no harm to the fish. Also Lamprey eel specimens and details of fish they may be attached to are needed. Contact James for further details.

Camogie Club Fundraiser.

Lorrha Camogie club are holding a major fundraiser in Mahers Friars Tavern on Saturday night 24th. April. There will be many super prizes on offer on the night including a week-end break for two voucher for the Ferry Inn signed Galway Kilkenny and Dublin jersey’s. For auction on the night will be a 125 year Tipp jersey. Munster and Ireland Rugby jersey’s. There will be a table quiz also held on the night and a disco afterwards. Cards are on sale at €2 per line and can be bought from any of the players and the committee. The girls are putting in a big effort for this night and your support would be greatly appreciated.

Parish Web Site.

Visit the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie for all the latest news in the parish.

Annual General Meeting.

Lorrha Development Association will hold their Annual General Meeting on Thursday night April 15th. in Lorrha Hall at 8.00p.m. If you want to hear the truth about development and improvements in the village this is the place to hear it. Likewise if you think you can make a difference and have constructive ideas that will help to enhance our village then this is the place to be as many hands make light work when a community are working together for the one good. All are welcome.

All – Ireland Tennis Champion.

Congratulations is extended to Odhran O’Sullivan Hamill from Bray in Co. Wicklow who recently defeated the Ulster champion to become the new All-Ireland Under 16 tennis champion. Odhran is son of Ruadhan and Maureen and grandson of the late Paddy and Anna O’Sullivan of Lordspark Rathcabbin. No doubt we will be hearing a lot more in the years ahead about this young man. Well done Odhran.