Lorrha Notes

Lorrha Lord Mayor Joe Dolan flanked by fellow candidates Theresa Dunne-Walker and David Power cut the ribbon to officially open Friars Park on Tuesday June 12th.

Late Peter Kenneth Wilson.

The unexpected death took place at his residence on Tuesday June 5th of Pete Wilson Abbeyville Lorrha.
A native of Swansey Wales Pete was 56 years of age was an engineer by profession but since his arrival in Lorrha nine years ago he dealt in the alternative energy business. A quiet gentleman he will be sadly missed by his wife close friends and neighbours in Abbeyville. Sympathy is extended to Marie sisters-in-law relatives friends and neighbours on their great loss.
After funeral service in St. Ruadhan’s C.O.I. Church Lorrha on Friday June 8th burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.


Sympathy is extended to Pat and Chrissie Hough Lorrha and Kinnitty on the death of their cousin Bridie Kenny Cloughjordan sister of the late Fr. Dermot Kenny former curate in the parish which occurred on Tuesday June 5th. After funeral Mass in S.S. Machael and John’s Church Cloughjordan on Thursday 7th. burial took place in Grawn Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Jobseeker Information Evenings in Lorrah and Rathcabbin

Opportunities for Jobseekers
• Looking for a Job?
• Looking to improve your skills?
• Looking to Start a Business?
Information evenings on training opportunities and grants for jobseekers in North Tipperary. Come along to find out about and register for the following:
• CV preparation/interview and jobsearch skills and Career Coaching
• Training Courses (Green Economy Vocational Skills Safe Pass Computers)
• Training Grants
• One to one Support and grant for Jobseekers looking to start their own business
The Information evenings will take place at 7pm in Community Hall Lorrah Monday 18th June Community Hall Rathcabbin Tuesday 19th June.
Refreshments served.


The Saturday night Mass in Redwood Church on 16th June at 8 p.m. will also mark the retirement of Mrs. Maura Kennedy. Maura has been the much loved principal in Redwood School for 12 years. Everybody is welcome to attend.

Retail Therapy in Rathcabbin.

The popular RTE series “Retail Therapy” with Feargal Quinn were filming for an Autumn screening in Kelly’s Shop in Rathcabbin on Friday last. Feargal Quinn who previously headed up the supermarket chain of Superquinn wants to entice the community to shop local and to ask people from the area what they want from their local shop. He and Darina will listen to your suggestions and they want to hear what you have to say at a public gathering in Rathcabbin Hall on Friday night the 15th at 7p.m. All the community is invited to come to the hall where both Feargal and Darina look forward to meeting you there and discussing your requirements when you visit your local village shop.

Active Retirement.

On Wednesday June 13th pupils from Lorrha School will entertain us in the hall at 1.30p.m. Music song and dance will be the order of the day. All are welcome. Our activities continue each week and if you would like to join us we’re at the hall in Lorrha at 2.30 each Wednesday.

Well Done.

Congratulations is extended to George Harding Lorrha on winning a county medal with Roscrea Comhaltas in the under 15 group ceoil competition in the county Fleadh recently. The group now go on to compete in the Munster Fleadh to be held in Dungarvin on 21st July and we wish them well on the day.

Social Dancing.

Social dancing in the GAA clubhouse Lorrha continues on Friday night to the music of J & S Sound. Your support appreciated.

Lorrha and Dorrha Historical Society:

‘O’Sullivan Beara The Last Gaelic Chieftain’ was performed in St. Ruadhan’s Hall Lorrha last Saturday night (Funded by Leader in conjunction with The Ormond Way Association) . This was truly a spectacular show performed by Aidan Dooley. Aidan was given a standing ovation for his realistic and captivating performance by a packed hall. Many thanks to those that helped out and gave spot prizes. Peter Longeran a Cork native now living in Australia is hiking the Beara-Breifne Walk-Way. He passed through our parish Sunday where he was met and accompanied by a group of locals at Derrybrien The walk was continued onto Lorrha where refreshments were provided by Mahers. The walk continued to the Shannon to White’s Ford. A great day was had by all and the weather made it a pleasant and enjoyable experience. Again many thanks to all those that helped out. Special thanks to Donnie O’Meara (Portumna) and Sammy Killeen for use of their land and to Denis and Lil Maher for refreshments. The only section that remains undone is that section in North Tipperary. It is an ambition of The Ormond Way Association to finish this section. North Tipperary has a rich heritage which is not utilized and hopefully these events will create awareness of this.

School Final.

Commiserations to the Lorrha/Redwood combination hurling team who were on the hearth breaking end of the North Final when they played Rearcross last Tuesday week in Dolla. Lorrha were the stronger team and served up some brilliant defending and tackling displays and had four points to their good at half time. An early second half goal from Alan O’Meara and a point from Colm Fogarty put them in a commanding lead but then Lorrha took a little nap and thinking they had it all wrapped up they allowed Rearcross to creep slowly and surely with sheer determination back into the game with two goals and a point to leave the narrowest of margins separating the sides. The night mare occurred when Rearcross were awarded an injury time free by stand in referee T.P. Sullivan and the resulting effort went all the way to the Lorrha net. Final score Lorrha 2.4 Rearcross 3.3.
Lorrha/Redwood Team: Celine Cleary Daniel O’Donoghue Daniel Madden David Sullivan( 0.1f) Colm Fogarty (0.1) Alan O’Meara (2.2) Mikie Houlihan. Sub used: Jack Moran for Celine Cleary who picked up a foot injury. Hard luck.


The organizers of the fundraising coffee morning and cake sale held on Sunday for Rathcabbin National School wish to extend thanks to all who supported the event. It was a massive success and the generosity was astounding.

Active Retirement.

On Wednesday 20th June 2012 we are having a meal which is being cooked by Eamonn Mannion followed by a social afternoon in St. Ruadhan’s Community Hall Lorrha. The meal starts at 1.30pm and dancing continues on to 6.00pm. Pat and Richie will be providing the music for the afternoon. If anyone wishes to join us or for further information please contact either Betty on 087 666 7374 or Nancy on 087 761 3458. The cost is €10.00 per person. On the following Wednesday 27th June our group have been invited by the Cloughjordan Active Retirement Association to their function which is being held in the GAA Complex Cloughjordan. Transport is available on the 27th. Pat and Richie will be providing the music on that day also.’

Change Over To Digital T.V.

The changeover date to Digital TV Saorview on October 24th is very fast approaching. Maura Carey Digital Outreach Worker will be in St. Ruadhan’s Community Hall Lorrha on Wednesday 13th June at 3.30pm to speak about the changeover and what is required if any to our televisions. All are welcome.

5 Day Weather Forecast.

Today Wednesday June 13th.
Bright or sunny spells today but staying rather cloudy in the Northeast. Some places will hold dry but showers will develop more widely with some heavy and possibly thunder ones. Highest temperatures will range 15 to 17 degrees with mainly light winds.

Tonight showers will become isolated and clear spells will lead to some mist and fog patches. Lowes temperatures will range 7 to 10 degrees.

Sunny spells and scattered showers will give way to wet and windy weather spreading from the Southwest.


Thursday night will be wet and windy with gale force easterly winds and persistent and heavy driving rain especially in the East and Southeast.

Friday will continue wet in many areas with some very heavy downpours giving spot flooding. The rain will turn more showery in Southern parts with some brighter spells but the showers here are likely to be very heavy and thundery with the continued risk of flooding locally.
Highest temperatures will range 12 to 15 degrees but the strong East to Southeast winds will make it feel cool.

The rain will become light and patchy in most areas on Friday night and the wind will ease though it will stay wet in some Eastern counties.

Saturday will bring further rain or showers especially to the East though Western parts may stay drier. Fresh Northerly winds look likely to prevail with max temperatures 14 to 18 degrees warmest in the South.

Sunday looks set to bring sunny spells and just a few scattered showers with very showery or wet weather returning for the early days of next week.

Smile Awhile.

Irish vs. The French!

The French President is sitting in his office when his telephone rings.

‘Hallo Mr. Sarkozy!’ a heavily accented voice said. ‘This is Paddy
down at the Harp Pub in County Clare Ireland. I am ringing to inform
you that we are officially declaring war on you! We voted to reject
the Lisbon treaty!’

‘Well Paddy Sarkozy replied. How big is your army?’

‘Right now’ says Paddy after a moment’s calculation ‘there is
myself me Cousin Sean me next door neighbour Seamus and the entire
darts team from the pub that makes eleven!’

Sarkozy paused. ‘I must tell you Paddy that I have 100000 men in my
army waiting to move on my command.’
‘Begorra!’ says Paddy. ‘I’ll have to ring you back.’

Sure enough the next day Paddy calls again. ‘Mr. Sarkozy the war is
still on. We have managed to get us some infantry equipment!’

‘And what equipment would that be Paddy?’ Sarkozy asks.
‘Well we have two combines a bulldozer and Murphy’s farm tractor.’

Sarkozy sighs amused. ‘I must tell you Paddy that I have 6000 tanks
and 5000 armoured personnel carriers also I have increased my army
to 150000 since we last spoke.’

‘Saints preserve us!’ says Paddy. ‘I’ll have to get back to you.’
Sure enough Paddy rings again the next day. ‘Mr. Sarkozy the war is
still on! We have managed to get ourselves airborne! We have modified
Jackie McLaughlin’s ultra-light with a couple of shotguns in the
cockpit and four boys from the Shamrock Bar have joined us as well!’

Sarkozy was silent for a minute and then cleared his throat. ‘I must
tell you Paddy that I have 100 bombers and 200 fighter planes. My
military bases are surrounded by laser-guided surface-to-air missile
sites and since we last spoke I have increased my army to 200 000!’

‘Jesus Mary and Joseph!’ says Paddy ‘I will have to ring you back.’
Sure enough Paddy calls again the next day. ‘Top o’ the mornin’ Mr.
Sarkozy! I am sorry to inform you that we have had to call off the
‘Really? I am sorry to hear that’ says Sarkozy. ‘Why the sudden
change of heart?’

‘Well’ says Paddy ‘we had a long chat over a few pints of Guinness
and packets of crisps and we decided there is no feckin’ way we can
feed 200000 prisoners.