Lorrha Notes

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For the first time, Mass was celebrated in Friars Park and also for the first time to mark the Feast day of St. Ruadhan which takes place on April 15th. This special event took place on Saturday 16th and replaced the vigil Mass which takes place in Redwood. Although the evening was cold it did remain dry and many availed of the tea afterwards, lashings of cakes and several plates of sandwiches which was provided by members of the parish pastoral council. Pictured above is a small section of the crowd that turned up on the evening. 

Spring Clean.

Lorrha Development / Tidy Towns have once again come together with pupils and staff from Scoil Lua Naofa for the annual National Spring clean event. We will be out on Wednesday April 27th from 1.30am and we invite anyone that can spare an hour to come and join us. Gloves and bags will be provided. Our event last year has been recorded in this year’s National leaflet where a photograph of Lorrha school pupils has been printed. Well done to all. Now in its 18th year, National Spring Clean is the country’s most popular, well recognized and successful anti-litter initiative which takes place during the month of April. The campaign encourages every sector of society to actively participate and take responsibility for litter, by actually conducting clean ups in their own local environment.

Church News.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament  continues  every Thursday from 10am to 10pm in Rathcabbin  Church.  We invite all parishioners to come and stay a while in the presence of Jesus.

Award For Outstanding Service.

Congratulations to Mrs Mary O’Meara, Redwood who received her Benemerenti Award in recognition of  her outstanding service to Redwood Church in the role of sacristan.  We thank her for her work and wish her many more years in that role.

Walking Soccer

A novel idea is coming to town, walking soccer for over 50’s, men & women will commence in Rathcabbin  hall on Wednesday night, starting at 9.00pm. €3 per head.  For further information contact Michael O’Sullivan on 087 6980064.

First Aid Course.

Birr Responders Group are running a First Aid Course in Dooley’s Hotel on Thursday, April 28th. Please ring Zara Cordial on 0863362445 to book a place.

For anybody still interested in joining Rathcabbin First Responders Group, please contact Martina Duffy or Darina Kelly for application forms.

 Spring De-Clutter.


Thinking of clearing out the wardrobe to make room for the Spring collection? Lorrha Development/ Tidy Towns continue with unused clothes collection throughout the Winter 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. We can collect your unwanted items. Just call or text  (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (086) 8355405 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows and cushions, carpets, rugs and mats (including bath, shower and toilet mats), soiled or wet clothing. We appreciate your support. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep two adults employed.

Pieta House Fundraiser.

The Darkness into Light 5km walk/run will take place in Banagher this year on Saturday 7th May in aid of Pieta House, the centre for the prevention of suicide and self harm. The event will begin  at 4:15 am from Banagher College  and participants will cross the line as dawn is breaking. Please come out and lend your support to this uplifting and inspirational event.

GAA News

Senior: The senior hurlers gave up a winning position in the first half to lose in the second round of the County Championship against Clonoulty/Rossmore, 0-19 to 1-13 in Dolla on Sunday. Lorrha’s final group game is against Kilruane MacDonaghs on weekend 7-8 May where a win could still see us to the knockout stages and avoid falling into Roinn 2 for 2017.

Junior: The junior hurlers received a walkover from Toomevara in the Junior ‘B’ Hurling League on Saturday evening. Their next game is away to Ballina next Saturday, 30th April at 7pm.
Under 16: Lorrha Rovers Gaels completed their group phase of the ‘A’ football championship with a 4-5 to 1-5 win over Inane Rovers last Monday week. Last Monday evening they played Nenagh Eire Og in the North semi-final and won 1-12 to 0-10.
Under 14: Lorrha Rovers Gaels easily Portroe in Moatfield last Wednesday in their final group game to finish top of their group and are through to a North ‘B’ semi-final.
Feile: Lorrha will be hosting a team from Antrim as part of Feile na nGael which is being held in Tipperary & Waterford this year from June 17th-19th.

Lotto: Our jackpot is now €7,200 with a Match 3 pot of €100. Thank you for your continued support. You can play our lotto online at www.locallotto.ie where it is easy to play every week. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5.

Tipperary Clubs Draw: for 2015-2016 has now concluded. All promoters and subscribers are asked to bring your accounts up to date and contact Margaret Gleeson. The 2016-2017 draw will get underway in late May and if you want to join, contact any club officer.

Lorrha CountryFest 2016: Tickets are on sale for Lorrha CountryFest at Moatfield which takes place on Sunday, 17th July from 12 noon to 7pm. Line-up includes Mike Denver, Robert Mizzell, Louise Morrissey, The Conquerors, Johnny Brady, Pete Kennedy, Sean Slattery & The Connections as well as local band Tradstone. A day not to be missed! Tickets (€20) can be purchased from Kevin Molloy or at www.eventbrite.ie

Social Dancing: on Friday night to the music of Pat Daly. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.