Lorrha Notes


Councillor Michael O’Meara presenting a cheque to Lorrha Development Treasurer Louis McCormack towards the new Friar’s Park in the Village. Also in the photograph are the two vice chairpersons Mary Walsh and Liz Hussey, Gavin Walsh, committee, Rose Mannion, Chairperson.  The committee offer sincere thanks to Cllr. Michael for his contribution.

Late Sarah Nevin.

The peaceful death occurred on Tuesday May 6th of Sarah Nevin, Grange, Lorrha.  Nee Fallon, Sarah who was just a month short of her 89th birthday had resided in St Kieran’s Nursing Home, Rathcabbin,  for just over a year and it was here that she passed away.

Sarah was a friendly, kind and outgoing lady who enjoyed the company of others. She was involved in many organizations over the year, in particular in Apostolic Work Society and the Active retirement. Predeceased by her husband Johnny, she is survived by her sister Nancy, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. After funeral Mass in St. Ruadhan’s Church Lorrha on Thursday 8th burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.


Sympathy is extended to Tony Coen and family, Lorrha on the death of his brother Rev. Michael O.D.C. Dublin on Tuesday May 6th.  After funeral Mass on Saturday in St. Teresa’s Church, Clarendon Street,  burial took place in Glasnevin Cemetery. May he rest in peace.Sympathy is also extended to Billy and Tom Dagg and their family’s on the death of their sister Lil Smith at her son’s residence in Worthing. Burial took place in Lisburn on Tuesday 13th. May she rest in peace.

Annual Devotion.

The Annual devotions to Our Lady of Clonfert continue throughout the month of May in Clonfert Church each evening with several guest speakers and visiting clergy.

 Lourdes Sick Pilgrim Appeal.

The annual collection to help support and finance sick and seriously ill pilgrims on this year’s Diocesan Pilgromage to Lourdes will be held next weekend at all Masses. Your generosity to this appeal will enable sick people to experience peace and blessings at the Grotto of Lourdes. The Diocesan Pilgrimage, with direct flights from Shannon Airport, will take place from June 26th – July 1st and October 7th – 12th. Details on poster in church or on www.killaloediocese.ie

 St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association.

Carnation Theatre  presents “Fuss on the Bus” in St. Ruadhan’s Community Hall, on Wednesday 14th May,  commencing at 2pm. as part of the Tipperary Bealtaine Festival. Everyone welcome.   Admission Free. Queries to Barry 0868143002.

 Birthday Greetings.

Congratulations is extended to Daniel Smith Rathcabbin on the occasion of his 21st birthday last week-end. Daniel celebrated the occasion in Kelly’s, The Last Chance, with family, relatives neighbours and friends from all over including his fellow Gurteen College students. Many congratulations Daniel and well done.

 Anniversary Re-Union.

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 are on sale now or available on the night. All are welcome!!

Summer De-Clutter.

Lorrha Development/ Tidy Towns continue with unused clothes collection throughout the Summer months. De-clutter your wardrobe, attack your attic, recycle all unwanted/unused items of clothing to make room for your Summer 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.


There was no joy for the Junior A girls who were beating by Cahir side in the League semi final. Thanks to all who came and supported the team. The girls now push on and look forward to the Munster League which starts on Friday the 6th of June.
The League got underway with New Inn providing the opposition on Tuesday last.  Clothing Collection:
Thanks to all who contributed to the clothing collection over the last few months.

Smile Awhile and Laugh a Little Every Day.

At one point during a game, the coach said to one of his young players “ Do you understand what co-operation is? What a team is?”. The little boy nodded in affirmative.

“Do you understand that what matters is whether we win together as a team?”.

Again the little boy nodded yes.

“So” the coach continued, “ when a free is called, or you’re booked, you don’t argue or curse or attack the referee. Do you understand all that?”

Again the little boy nodded.

“Good” said the coach, “now go over there and explain all that to your mother.”