Lorrha Notes

Feargal Quinn of Retail Therapy was back in Rathcabbin last week to film progress on the Village
Store for screening in October or November. He was impressed by the community spirit in the village as members of the Rathcabbin Development were out in force to paint the village walls. Feargal took up a brush and joined in the activities and is pictured here with members of the Development.

Good luck.

We extend the best of luck to Caoimhe Kennedy and Megan O’Meara and the Tipperary Intermediate Camogie team in the All-Ireland Semi-Final on Sunday 19th. Caoimhe who is captain will lead the team out against Derry in Naomh Peregrine Blakestown Clonsilla for a 12.30p.m. start. No doubt the girls would welcome your support on this big occasion in their young lives. We also extend the best of luck to Bonner Maher and the Senior hurlers as they take on Kilkenny in the All-Ireland semi-final later in the day in Croke Park. So all those of you heading to Croke Park don’t forget to come and support our two parish girls first.

Well Done.

Congratulations to the Lorrha under 12 hurling team who won the Premier North End Game which took place in Ballinderry on Saturday. Captained by Michael Houlihan Lorrha beat Moneygall by four points
Team. Michael Houlihan (Captain) (0.1) Adam Clancy Daniel Madden Daniel O’Donoghue Oliver Cleary Alan O’Meara (0.2) Cian Mannion Colm Fogarty (1.3) Tom Duggan Jack Moran Dylan Mannion Stephen Sullivan Ronan O’Meara Jack Ryan. We wish them well on their next outing which will be in Thurles in two weeks time when thirty two teams will participate in a week-end blitz. Eight teams in four groups will compete against each other. Best of luck lads. A selection of photographs from Saturday’s blitz can be viewed on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie


Commiserations is extended to Ken Hogan Cian Hogan and Willie Maher in the Munster under 21 hurling Final loss to Clare last week. Hard luck lads.


East Clare Pilgrimage to the Steps of St. Paul and highlights of Turkey including Kusadasi Ephesus Troy Istanbul and more will take place from 27th October to the 3rd. November. The cost is €1195 which is fully inclusive. Firther information can be had by contacting Fr. Donagh O’Meara on (087) 2322140

Conference Reminder.

A Catholic Young Adults Conference will take place in All Hallows College on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd September. Speakers include Dublin footballer Ger Brennan. There will be a wide range of excellent speakers over the two day event included. For further information contact (085) 1760344 or catholicyoungadultsconference@gmail.com

Social Dancing.

Social dancing continues every Friday night in the GAA clubhouse with dancing this Friday night to Declan Aungier from 9.30pm to 12.30pm.

Guided Heritage Talk.

As part of National Heritage Week which commences on Saturday August 18th and runs through to Sunday August 26th. a guided talk of the Heritage of Lorrha with local historian Pat Hough will take place on Tuesday evening 21st and Thursday evening 23rd.August. Meet at the Dominican Priory at 7p.m. and this is a free event. Lorrha Development Association wish to offer thanks to Pat for giving freely of his time for this. All are welcome so do come along.

Game Show Winner.

Congratulations is extended to Meelie Houlihan Lorrha on his ‘windfall’ last Saturday night when he appeared on RTE’s ‘The Money Game’ after his name was pulled from the drum the previous week. We him well with his winnings.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association.

Active Retirement Ireland are having an evening at the races in Kilbeggan on Friday 24th August. First races starts at 5.05pm. If anyone is interested in going to the races that evening please let either Betty (087 666 7374) or Nancy (087 761 3458) know as soon as possible. Just a reminder about the trip to Holycross which is taking place on Wednesday 22nd August.
We are currently taking names for our annual holiday which takes place in October – we will be based in The Four Seasons Hotel Carlingford for the 4 nights with trips each day including one to Belfast Titanic Centre which is well worth visiting. A non refundable deposit of €50.00 per person will be required by the beginning of September to secure your booking.

Holycross Pilgrimage.

The annual Holycross pilgrimage will take place on Wednesday August 22nd. Bus will leave from Rathcabbin at 12 noon Lorrha at 12.15p.m. for Mass which will commence at 3p.m. Names as soon as possible to Nancy at (087 761 3458) or Betty at (087) 6667374.

Irish Workhouse Centre.

To celebrate National Heritage Week there will be a free day at the Irish Workhouse Centre Portumna on Sunday 19th August. The centre is open until the 30th September seven days a week. There is no need to book. Visit the web site at www.irishworkhousecentre.ie

5 Day Weather Forecast.

Today Wednesday August 15th

Wet and very windy today. Heavy rain will spread northwards through the morning and afternoon. Heavy showers will follow in the late afternoon and evening. Strong east to southeast winds will become south to southeast and will be strongest in the afternoon and evening with some severe gusts especially along south and east coasts. Risk of coastal flooding along the south coast. Highest temperatures of 17 to 20 degrees.

Scattered heavy showers tonight. Strong southerly winds at first but gradually easing overnight. Lowest temperatures of 12 to 14 degrees.

Sunny spells and scattered showers on Thursday morning. Heavy rain developing in the south during the afternoon and spreading northwards to all areas by nightfall. Highest temperatures of 18 to 21 degrees with fresh south to southeast winds.


Thursday night will be mild and wet with heavy rain in many areas but most especially over the eastern half of the country. Lowest temperatures of 13 to 15 degrees. The rain will gradually clear to the east by around noon on Friday. Bright or sunny spells and scattered showers will follow in the afternoon. Highest temperatures of 18 to 21 degrees with light to moderate southerly breezes. Saturday will be warm and mostly dry with bright or sunny spells. There is a risk of rain developing in east Munster and south Leinster in the evening. For Sunday – at the moment it looks like there’ll be rain in eastern coastal counties during the morning and some showers along the west coast. The showers will become heavy and extend to all areas in the afternoon and evening while the rain in the east will become confined to east Ulster. The weekend will be warm with temperatures on Saturday and Sunday ranging from 19 to 23 or 24 degrees warmest in the east. Current indications suggest that Monday will bring a mix of sunshine and showers these mainly in Connacht and Ulster. There’ll be further spells of rain or showers at times over the following few days but some decent dry periods also. Day time temperatures will be mostly in the high teens.

Smile Awhile.

TEACHER: Glenn how do you spell ‘crocodile?’ GLENN:

TEACHER: No that’s wrong

GLENN: Maybe it is wrong Sir but you asked me how I spell it.

TEACHER: Donald what is the chemical formula for water?


TEACHER: What are you talking about?

DONALD: Yesterday you said it’s H to O.

Many thanks to everyone who has taken the time to send jokes for inclusion in these notes. Much appreciated. Do keep them coming.