Lorrha Notes


Members of the North Tipperary Ploughing Committee with site owner Andrew Dagg inspecting the site prior to the championships. More photos under Gallery. From left Tom Duffy (Treasurer), James Hough (Committee), Eamon Murphy (Chairman), Joe Slattery on tractor ( Competitor & World Judge), Denis Cahalan with sign, (Assistant Treasurer), Eileen Duffy (President), Andrew Dagg (Site Owner). Photo: Rose Mannion.


Late Aileen Mahon.

The peaceful death occurred on Friday March 1st inBallinasloeHospital of 65 year old Aileen Mahon,LorrhaVillage. Nee Quinn, Aileen came from a well know business family inStafford St., Nenagh. She hadn’t enjoyed good health for a long number of years but it was only in the last few years that her health began to seriously deteriorate.

A devoted wife and mother, Aileen loved her family and worked hard as a home maker to provide the best for her family.  Her door was always open to visitors and the kettle was always on the boil and no one left without the cup of tea which was accompanied with some of her home baking. Religion played a important part in her life and she served as a Eucharist Minister for a time when her health allowed. She helped out anywhere she was needed but most of all Aileen will be best remembered for her huge contribution to the  committee which was elected in the 1980’s to fundraise to build the present St. Ruadhan’s Community Hall. A genius at maths, Aileen was elected to the position of treasurer and how fitting this position was for her as she freely gave of her talents and looked after the purse strings with a tight fist. She would have made a brilliant Finance Minister in any Government. It was a proud day for her when the Community Hall was officially opened to the public and although unable to participate in fundraising events for the last number of years, she did however attend meetings when her health allowed her to which was up to about ten months ago.

Aileen will be missed by all who knew her but in particular by her family. Sincere sympathy is extended to her husband Michael, sons Shane, Frank, Michael, Vincent, John Paul, daughters Elaine and Aisling, daughters in-law Teresa and Olivia, son in law James, grandchildren Leah-Mai, Shauna and Michaela, sisters, brother, sister-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. After funeral Mass in St. Ruadhan’s Church on Sunday last the 3rd burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.


Sympathy is extended to Maureen and Declan O’Meara, Rathcabbin on the death of Maureen mother Mary B McLoughney, Ardcroney on Sunday Feb 24th. Also the Gleeson family, Lordspark. After funeral Mass on Tuesday 26th inArdcroneyChurch, burial took place in theNewCemetery. May she rest in peace.

Team Cian Barn Dance.

Yeee Haaa !!! calling all cowboys and cowgirls to join us for our annual barn dance which this year is for team Cian. Dust off your cowboy hats, root out your check shirtsand join us for a rootin, tootin hoedown, for one night only in our 80ft marquee aka The Barn at the Ferry Inn. Fill your boots with our free BBQ and then grab your partner by the hand as hot fuss take to the stage and guaranteed to have ya’ll swinging from the rafters. Round off the night with a hoe-down to the thigh slapping tunes of DJ Gavo. So make a note in your diary, St. Patrick’s night March 17th at 9.00p.m. in The Ferry Inn. Tickets on sale now from The Ferry Inn, Ladies day, and D. Lynch & Sons. For further information please contact Theresa on (087) 6851116 or Ann on (087) 6407920.  

School Reunion

A Lorrha school reunion is being organised in June as part of the Gathering Festival,covering the 1950s and 1960s. If you were in Lorrha school for any part of that period please contact Mary 0879167594 Pauline 0872324800 Kevin 0909747054  or Nancy 0909747922. Looking forward to meeting you all.

Open Day and Enrolment.

A reminder that Scoil Lua Naofa Lorrha are holding their annual Open Day on Wednesday 6th March from 1.00 to 3.00p.m. Enrolement forms for September 2013 will be available on the day or by dropping into the school or contacting (090) 9747295. Also by email to luanaofa@eircom.net. If however, you are unavailable on that day please contact the school and they can arrange a time that suits you. All are invited so do come along.


Little Feet pre-school and Montessori, Bredagh, Lorrha is now taking names for September 2013. Morning session available for all ages (3 months to 5 years), ECCE Registered – all children can avail of a free year before going to national school. Collection from national school also available. For further information call (087) 7783347.

Lorrha & Dorrha Heritage Festival.

The next meeting of the Lorrha and Dorrha Heritage Festival will take place on Thursday March 14th at 8p.m. in the GAA clubhouse. The committee would welcome your input so do come along. A calendar of proposed events can be viewed on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie.

A Gathering of Voices.

The Promfret School Grifftones and choir from Connecticute, USA, along with the Ormond Octaves, Nenagh, an evening of International song will take place on Monday 11th March at8.00p.m. inSt. Mary’s of the Rosary, Nenagh. Tickets €10. All proceeds will go to North Tipperary Hospice Movement.

Night of Prayer Through Song.

International singer David Parks in association with Marion Pilgrimages will hold an night of prayer through song on Sunday March 10th at 8.00p.m. in Cloughjordan Church. Cost will be €10. All proceeds go to Living Links (outreach support for the sucide bereaved). Tickets from Roisin Costello (0504) 42129 or Pat O’Brien (085) 7256650. Web site www.livinglinks.ie

Lime Tree Theatre.

“The Witness” a musical on the story of Jesus will be presented by the Diocese of Limerick in the Lime Tree Theatre, MaryImmaculateCollege, on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th at8.00p.m. Tickets €15 available from the ticket office on (061) 774774 or visit their web site at www.limetreetheatre.ie

Important Notice For All Property Owners.

For the first time in the history of the Irish State four men are summoned to appear at Loughrea District Court on Wednesday March 6th 2013 at11.00a.m. for allegedly cutting turf on privately owned bog. TheIrish State secretly classified the property as a European Site (S.A.C.) without the consent or knowledge of the owners. Will your property be taken next? Do you know if you still own it? This is your opportunity to stand up for your  constitutional rights and come to Loughrea to support these four men. Bring a friend or two with you.

Social Dancing.

Social dancing continues in the GAA clubhouse every Friday night with this week’s music provided by Declan Aungier.

Smile Awhile and Laugh A Little Everyday.

Julie got sacked from her job as a bingo caller the other day because apparently,  ‘A meal for two with a terrible view’ isn’t the best way to announce number 69