Lorrha Notes

Congratulations is extended to Billy Dagg on the occasion of his birthday. Billy is pictured here cutting the cake helped by his wife Rachel. Well done Billy.

Holy Week – Easter Ceremonies.

Holy Thursday: Mass of the Lord’s Supper will be celebrated in Rathcabbin Church at 8p.m.

Good Friday:  Celebration of the Lord’s Passion in Rathcabbin Church at 3pm. Stations of the Cross in Lorrha Church at 8p.m.

Good Friday is a day of Fast and Abstinence.

Holy Saturday:  Easter Vigil in Lorrha Church at 9p.m.

Easter Sunday:  Mass will be celebrated in Redwood Church at 9.30a.m. and in Rathcabbin Church at 11.30a.m.

Raffle Results.

North Tipperary Ploughing committee extend thanks to all who supported the recent championships and to everyone who bought and who sold raffle tickets. Congratulations to the following winners. Fr. Pat Mulcahy, €300, Freda Kinsella, €200, Willie Reddin, €100, Bab Egan, Voucher, John Miller, Voucher, Rose Mannion, Bt. Brandy, Paula Hannigan, Bt. Bailey’s, Damien O’Brien, Bt. Bt. Wine, Noel Lane, Voucher, Karen Smyth, Voucher, Tommy Brennan, Cosmetics’,Fiona Kennedy, Knapsac Sprayer. A special word of thanks is extended to the sponsors for their generosity which is much appreciated,  W.J. Lawlor (Borrisokane), Derg Inn (Terryglass), Hoctor Family (Sharragh), Brophy Family (Rathcabbin), Darina & Pat Kelly (Rathcabbin), Emo Oil, P.J. Heenan (Borrisokane), Mulhollands Pharmacy (Birr), Adrian Haines (Birr) and the cash prizes were sponsored by North Tipperary Ploughing committee. Many thanks to one and all.

Omitted in error from last week’s results was the winning competitors in the Junior conventional class who were, 1st. Noel Howley (South Tipp), 2nd. Tom Duffy (North Tipp), 3rd. JP Fenlon (Laois).


Well done to Sackie O’Brien, The Pike, Rathcabbin who was a winner in the Loy digging competition in the Roscommon Ploughing Championships which took place on April 6th. Sackie was competing in the Junior Class. Well done Sackie.


Sympathy is extended to the Spain family Rathcabbin on the death of Peggy (Black) Julianstown, Co. Meath and late of Derry, Rathcabbin which occurred on Tuesday April 8. After funeral Mass in  St. Mary’s Church, Julianstown, burial took place in Calvary Cemetery, Drogheda. May she rest in peace. Sympathy is extended to Willie Rigney and family, Rathcabbin on the death of his mother  Doreen, Birr. After funeral Mass in St. Brendan’s Church Birr on Monday last, burial took place in Clonoghill Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

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.


Lorrha Development / Tidy Towns extend sincere thanks to the staff and pupils of Lorrha N.S. and to the parents who attended, for their support in the Annual Spring Clean which was held last week. Also thanks to the committee members who attended. This year marks the 16th Anniversary of the largest anti-litter National initiative. Litter is everybody’s business, so do your part to keep our streets and roads litter free. The committee also wish to thank all who supported the Annual fundraising bag packing held in Dunnes Stores recently and to Cllr. Conor Delaney who helped on the day. Thanks Conor, much appreciated.

Birthday Greetings.

Congratulations is extended to Billy Dagg, Lorrha on the occasion of his birthday recently. Billy celebrated the special occasion with energy and enthusiasm along with friends and family. Well done Billy and we wish you good health and happiness for many a long year to come.

Recent Engagement.

Congratulations and many good wishes is extended to Theresa Barry, Portland and William Harding, Terryglass who announced their engagement recently. Well done Theresa and William and the best of luck for the future.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement.

On Wednesday 26th March we had a bracing walk through Portumna Forest Park which was followed by a delicious meal in the Golf Club. Thanks to Cathal and his staff for making it so enjoyable. We are now planning our summer outings and would like all our members to join us. Every Wednesday at 2.30pm we meet in Lorrha Hall.

Camogie Notes.

Well Done to the girls and management who had a great win over Moneygall on Sunday in the 3rd round of the Junior A League. Thanks to all who traveled to Moneygall and supported the team. Lorrha are now through to the semi finals which take place on Sat 3rd of May. Lorrha play Silvermines next on Sunday 20th (away game) time not confirmed.

Hard Luck to the U14 Girls who lost out to a strong Kildangan side last Tuesday evening in Moatfield.. Thanks to all that came and supported the girls on. Final score Lorrha 1-00 (Hazel Reddin) Kildanagn 3.03. Girls play the 3rd round of the U14 B Championship Tuesday the 15th at 6pm against Roscrea in Roscrea. The U12 girls start off their campaign this Saturday the 19th against Portroe in Portroe at 12 midday. The girls are out then again on April the 23rd.

Smile Awhile and Laugh a Little Every Day.

The boss of a  company needed to call one of his employees about an urgent problem with one of the main computers. He dialed the employee’s home phone number and was greeted with a child’s whispered, “Hello?”

Feeling put out at the inconvenience of having to talk to a youngster the boss asked, “Is your Daddy home?”

“Yes,” whispered the small voice.

“May I talk with him?” the man asked.

To the surprise of the boss, the small voice whispered, “No.”

Wanting to talk with an adult, the boss asked, “Is your Mommy there?”

“Yes”, came the answer.

“May I talk with her?”

Again the small voice whispered, “No”.

Knowing that it was not likely that a young child would be left home alone, the boss decided he would just leave a message with the person who should be there watching over the child.

“Is there anyone there besides you?” the boss asked the child.

“Yes” whispered the child, “A policeman.”

Wondering what a cop would be doing at his employee’s home, the boss asked, “May I speak with the policeman?”

“No, he’s busy,” whispered the child.

“Busy doing what?” asked the boss.

Talking to Daddy and Mommy and the fireman,” came the whispered answer.

Growing concerned and even worried as he heard what sounded like a helicopter through the ear piece on the phone the boss asked, “What is that noise?”

“A hello-copper,” answered the whispering voice.

“What is going on there?” asked the boss, now alarmed.

In an awed whispering voice the child answered, “The search team just landed the hello-copper.”

Alarmed, concerned and more than just a little frustrated, the boss asked, “Why are they there?”

Still whispering, the young voice replied along with a muffled giggle, “They’re looking for me.”