Lorrha Notes


Lorrha Notes 1

Rathcabbin N.S. have erected a tunnel in their garden and plants are growing there already.

Church News.

Sacrament of Reconcilliation, Rite 2 which is communal examination of conscience and individual confession in St. Brendan’s Church, Birr, on Wednesday 9th April at 7.30pm. It will be led by Fr. Des Hillary.

Lorrha Rathcabbin Energy Team.

A local Energy Team has been formed to organise the insulation of local homes and community buildings with funding from SEAI (Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland). The community, new to the idea, held many meetings and received great support from the local development company, North Tipperary LEADER (NTLP) in order to get the scheme up and running. With financial support from NTLP a local energy officer was appointed to help coordinate the project. The Energy Officer, Marcella Maher Keogh, is also working with 3 other “Energy Teams”; Birdhill, Drombane and Kilcommon.  Following a public tender process, Lorrha Rathcabbin Energy Team appointing a building contractor to carry out the local work.  The next stages for the Energy Team are for the local contractor to visit each household that has expressed an interest in the scheme and has filled out the Energy Self Survey. The contractor will give each householder a quote. These quotes will then be assessed by the Energy Officer to ensure value for money. The quotes are necessary to estimate the cost for the group’s application to SEAI. The application will be submitted to SEAI by April 25th. If the application is successful and funding awarded, work will start on homes in the community in June and finish in October. Members of the Lorrha Rathcabbin Energy Team are: Jackie Hogan, Alan Madden, Declan Houlihan, Michael Bowler, Tim Kelly, Michael O’Meara, Margaret Farrell, Alfie McCaffery, Nancy White, Liam Mannion and John Brophy. The energy team is open to any new members of the community who may be interested and have some free time. To get involved contact a team member or Gearoid Fitzgibbon (NTLP) on 085-7409023

News From Lorrha School.

We continue to promote reading throughout the school and last week pupils enjoyed a Book Fair event which was held throughout the week. The pupils had a great time browsing and picking their own favourite book which arrived in mobile bookcases and the school also benefited by receiving free books. This proved to be a successful literacy event indeed and we extend thanks to the parents who came and browsed and bought books to share with their children. Research has shown that reading at home can help them do much better at school – and it’s a great way to share quality time too. We are still accepting applications for the 2014/15 school year. Parents may call the school on (090) 9747295 or email luanaofa@eircom.net . You can also view our school web site www.lorrhans.ie. where you can download an application form.

Rathcabbin School News.

Our Open Evening was held on 27th March, this was a great opportunity for the parents of incoming pupils and the wider community to view the school. The pupils started the evening with a sample of their music and dance talents, followed by their science experiment where they impressed with their knowledge and understanding and finally a demonstration of their computer programming skills. Mr D’Arcy gave a short presentation and all the classes displayed the children’s work and resources on offer. The classroom now moved outdoors and the prospective pupils had a great time playing with all the PE equipment, checking out the plants in the new poly tunnel and meeting the three new feathered friends in the chicken house. It was a very enjoyable evening and well done to all involved. Please contact the principal, Mr D’Arcy on 057 9139008 for any further information on enrolment.

Easter Egg Hunt: Rathcabbin National School would like to invite any pre-school children and their parents to join them for an Easter egg hunt on Friday 11th April at 10.30am.

Church Gate Collection.

Lorrha Apostolic Work Society are holding their Annual Church Gate Collection on the week-end of 12th and 13th at all three Masses in the parish. Your support will be appreciated.

 North Tipp Ploughing Results.

Two furrow conventional senior:  1st  Cahal Brady Kilkenny, 2nd Larry Bergin South Tipp,
33d John Slattery North Tipp, 4th Willie Ryan Kilkenny.

Intermediate: 1st Jonathon Murray Offaly, 2nd Alan Davis Laois and Billy Donnelly Wexford, 3rd Eamon Meade Laois, 4th DJ McHugh Laois.

2 furrow reversible:  1st Joe Slattery North Tipp, 2nd Brian Mahon Offaly, 3rd Enda Kelly Offaly, 4th Karl Davis Laois.

Under 28 reversible: 1st Dermot Ryan Offaly, 2nd Daniel O`Dwyer Kilkenny.

Under 28 conventional: 1st Benny Green Laois, 2nd Sean Tracy Carlow.

Farmette:  1st Laura Grant Offaly, 2nd Olivia Carroll North Tipp. Under 21: 1st Liam Murphy North Tipp, 2nd Alan Raleigh North Tipp. 3 furrow: 1st Ciaran Milne North Tipp,  2nd Andrew Wilson North Tipp. Vintage 2 furrow mounted:  1st Ethan Harding North Tipp, 2nd John McBride Offaly, 3rd Ken Kavanagh North Tipp, 4th Ray Clancy North Tipp.

2 furrow trailer: 1st Bernard Kavanagh Kildare, 2nd Denis Mulally Offaly. Single furrow: 1st Trevor Flemming Cork East, 2nd James Hough North Tipp. Horse: 1st Eamon McDonoghue Mayo, 2nd Philip Larkin Galway. Loy Digging: 1st Pakie O`Brien, 2nd Jack Ryan, 3rd Owen Clancy.

Spring De-Clutter.

Lorrha Development/ Tidy Towns continue with unused clothes collection throughout the Spring months. De-clutter your wardrobe, attack your attic, recycle all unwanted/unused items of clothing to make room for your Spring collection. We will accept any kind of bag or in bags provided by the committee at (086) 8647166. We can collect your unwanted items. Just call or text  (086) 8493595/ (086) 8647166/ (087) 2601413 with your name and details. We appreciate your support. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing  work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep three adults employed.


To mark the 75th anniversary of the Redwood N.S, a reunion will be held for all past pupils on Sat, 07th June. It will commence with an open school during the day from 3 – 4pm to view roll books, photos etc. A special mass will be held in Redwood Church at 7pm and buffet dance at 9.30p.m. in Moatfield with music by Pat & Richie followed by Tradstone. Eamon O’ Dywer will also be in attendance with Tipp FM down your way.Tickets €10.00. All are welcome!!

National Spring Clean Reminder.

As part of National Spring Clean, Lorrha Development / Tidy Towns will be carrying out a litter pick of the village this Wed. April 9th at 11.30am. in co-operation with Lorrha School pupils and staff.  If you have one hour to spare, please come and join us from our starting point which is outside the Community Hall. Bags and gloves will be provided.

Camogie Notes.

All players, underage and adult should have their membership paid. Any remaining girls to pay please do so.  No player can train or play without being insured.

Junior A League:
Well done to the Lorrha Girls who had a great 6 point win over Nenagh on Sunday morning.
Girls play Moneygal in the 3rd round of the League next Sunday the 13th in Moneygall.
Last remaining league fixtures are Sunday 20th April Silvermines V Lorrha in Dolla @ 11am Sunday 27th April Burgess v Lorrha in Kilcolman @ 3pm

Under 14 B Championship:
Hard Luck to the U14’s who narrowly lost out to Portroe last Tuesday evening by 5 points in the first round of the U14 B Championship.

U16 C Championship:
First game 1st May Shannon Rovers Vs Lorrha (away game).

U12 League:
The girls start off their campaign this Saturday the 12th. Details not known yet.

Tipp Scene:
Best of Luck to Hazel Reddin and Michelle Mannion who are playing with the Tipperary U14 Academy in Limerick on this Saturday.

Underage Training:
Training will continue during the week, will receive details via text.

Mock Wedding DVD available for €10. Contact Mary Hogan on (087)7079193 – Michelle Maher (087)9058128.


Smile Awhile and Laugh A Little Every day.

A conversation in heaven

Hi! Wanda.

Hi! Sylvia. How’d you die?

I froze to death.

How horrible!

It wasn’t so bad. After I quit shaking from the cold, I began to get warm & sleepy, and finally died a peaceful death. What about you?

I died of a massive heart attack. I suspected that my husband was cheating, so I came home early to catch him in the act. But instead, I found him all by himself in the den watching TV.

So, what happened?

I was so sure there was another woman there somewhere that I started running all over the house looking. I ran up into the attic and searched, and down into the basement. Then I went through every closet and checked under all the beds. I kept this up until I had looked everywhere, and finally I became so exhausted that I just keeled over with a heart attack and died.

Too bad you didn’t look in the freezer —we’d both still be alive.