Lorrha Notes

Cheque Presentation:

Denis and Lil Maher of the Friars Tavern Lorrha made a donation of €500 to the Lorrha GAA Players Fund. Denis is pictured here handing over the cheque to Noel Hogan (Players Rep.) Also in the photo is Kevin Hough (Secretary) Tadhg Nevin (Registrar & Assistant Treasurer) Donal Kennedy.

Late William Kennedy.

The death occurred on Friday February 19th. at Nenagh General Hospital of William Kennedy Lissagadda Lorrha.
Billy as he was known to all was 72 years of age and despite the fact that he didn’t enjoy good health his death was however unexpected by his family. Billy worked the land with local farmers throughout his life and was a popular and well like parishioner friendly and good natured. A reliable neighbour he helped out wherever he was needed and was often called upon for his advice and guidance when animals fell ill as he had a good knowledge of the best way to restoring the animal’s health.
Billy will be sadly missed by all who knew him but in particular by his family sisters Phyllis Teresa Betty and Cathy brothers Michael and P.J. sisters in-law brothers in-law nieces nephews relatives and friends to whom sympathy is offered.
After funeral Mass in St. Ruadhan’s Church Lorrha on Monday last 22nd. burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Charity Night.

This coming Friday night February 26th. Rathcabbin Players will stage “Rumors” for the very last time with the proceeds from this final performance going to the victims of the Haiti disaster. There’s a few seats left which must be booked if you plan to travel by calling (087) 2360096 between 5 00p.m. and 8.30p.m. only please.

Mass For Lent.

During Lent there will be evening Mass every Wednesday at 7.30p.m. in Lorrha Church. There will be no morning Mass on those days.


Lorrha Lord Mayer Candidate Joe Dolan wishes to thank everyone who supported the successful fundraising poker classic in Kelly’s The Last Chance Rathcabbin on Saturday night last. To all who sold and bought tickets and helped on the night and to all who sponsored spot prizes. Proceeds from the night goes to the development of the Friars Park in the village of Lorrha which will benefit not just Lorrha village but the entire parish and beyond.
Watch out for a Auction of fuel and fodder in McCormack’s pub in Abbeyville and a Texas Hold ‘Em in O’Meara’s Portumna both coming up shortly.

Ashbourne Winner.

Congratulations is extended to Elaine Hough Rathcabbin and her UL camogie team mates on their win in the Ashbourne Colleges Shield final last Sunday. The girls beat NUIG 6.9 to 0.7 points in the semi-final on Saturday to qualify for the final the following day against CIT where the girls from UL came away with a six point victory with Elaine scoring a point from her forward position. Well done Elaine keep up the good work. Is Elaine the first person to bring an Ashbourne Colleges Shield medal to the parish does anyone know?

Bon Voyage.

We bid farewell to Orla Kennedy Rathcabbin who leaves for Boston on Sunday for seven month’s working in a hotel resort as part of her College work placement. We all wish you a safe trip Orla an enjoyable time and don’t forget the time will fly by so enjoy every moment and the experience. Bon Voyage Orla.

New Arrival.

Congratulations is extended to Alan Quirke and Geraldine Maher Lorrha on the birth of their daughter Hannah recently. Many good wishes and well done to all three of you.

North Tipp Ploughing Championships.

The North Tipperary Ploughing Association will hold their Annual Ploughing Match at Lissadonna Ballingarry Roscrea by kind permission on Sunday 7th March. Raffle Tickets are on sale for a draw which will take place in Noonan’s Ballingarry on Sunday night music on the night also. If you wish to participate in the ploughing or bring a display stand to the site please contact Lisa Smyth 086 3185286 for more information. Everyone is welcome for an enjoyable day for all the family.

Final Reminder.

Lorrha Lord Mayor candidate Theresa Dunne is holding a fundraising Texas Hold ‘Em card game this coming Sunday February 28th. in the Clonwyn Portumna. Registration at 3.00p.m. for a 4.00p.m. start. For details contact Brendan on (087) 6758729 or Keith on (087) 7276155. .Lorrha. Development Association ask you to support this venture by Theresa and her committee.

Barn Dance.

Just a week later Theresa will be back with a fundraising Barn Dance and BBQ on Saturday night March 6th. and she is hoping to see a good turn out as this night is promising to be full of fun and enjoyment for all. She is erecting a marquee beside her premises out at the Ferry Inn and is offering real value for your money. Ticket’s are now on sale but admission will also take place on the door. As the proceeds are going to the Friars Park Lorrha Development Association ask you to support Theresa and her hard working committee.


The Annual Church Gate collection to help send a child – young person to Lourdes will be taken up at all Masses in the parish this week-end Feb 27 and 28th. Please be as generous as you can towards this cause.

“Be The Change”.

An Gáirdín Organic and Ecology Centre Portumna are holding an “Be the Change Symposium” on Wednesday 24th. February from 7.30 to 10.00p.m. The symposium helps us to look at the most pressing issues at this time ecological justice and spiritual issues. Through the use of film clips and video the symposium presents the greatest thinkers and leaders of our time. It helps us to understand our present situation and offers us hope and some practical steps we can take. For further information contact (090) 9741689 or gairdin@gmail.com.

Parish Web Site.

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

North Tipp Hospice Home Care.

We would like to thank Tom Heenan and committee for inviting Lelia Kelly and Florrie Purcell to a performance of the Gospel in story and song by the Greyfort Gospel singers Borrisokane produced by Brendan Carroll and narrated by Philip O’Regan in Lorrha Hall on Saturday night 13th. As well as being most entertained all proceeds from the performance was donated to North Tipp Hospice which amounted to €510 and for this we are most grateful.


Banagher Coláiste na Sionna enrolment takes place on Thursday 25th. Feb. from 7.30 to 9.30p.m. and on Saturday from 27th. from 10a.m. to 12.30p.m. or at a convenient time.