Lorrha Notes



St. Kieran Care Home Rathcabbin visit Mt. St., Joseph’s Abbey Roscrea recently.


FREE canoeing & kayaking this Saturday 17th September at Portumna Swimming Area from 12noon – 4pm with Lough  Derg Water Sports in conjunction with European week of Sports. Suitable for adults & children.  0868739242

Recent Wedding.

The beautiful wedding of Niall Sullivan, son of T.P. and Bridget, Birr and Sinead Bruce, daughter of Robert and Christine, Whiteford, Crinkill, took place on June 14th in Star of the Sea Church, Quilty, Co. Clare. The grooms two brothers Barry and Derek was his bestman and groomsman respectively while the bride was attended by her sister Maura Bruce and by her friend Orla Stynes. The brides neighbour and friend Fr. Michael Garaghty officiated. Both the grooms mum Bridget and the brides mum Christine carried the offertory gifts to the altar. Afterwards the newly weds were joined by their neighbours, friends and relations for their reception which was held in the Armanda Hotel in Spanish Point and they chose to honeymoon in Sicily. Many congratulations is extended to Niall and Sinead for a long and happy life together in Moatfield, Lorrha.

Harold’s Cross Win.

Congratulations is extended to Siobhan Bourke Kennedy. Rathcabbin who had a important win with her greyhound recently. ‘Newinn Tess’ who is trained by Neilus O Connell, won the Kenilworth Motors 525 yards Irish Puppy Oaks at Harold’s Cross. Well done Siobhan and hope you have plenty more to celebrate in the future.

Ploughing Meeting.

North Tipperary Ploughing are holding a very important meeting on this Wednesday night the 14th  at 9pm in The Yanks, Borrisokane. All members are requested to attend.

National Ploughing Championships.

The 85th National Ploughing Championships will take place this year in Screggan, Tullamore from Tuesday September 20th to Thursday 22nd. North Tipperary Ploughing have a grand total of eight competitors taking part. James Hough, Ciaran Milne, Tom Duffy, Ray Clancy, Joe Slattery, Ken Wallace, Liam Murphy and John Cahalan. We wish them all the best of luck in their respective classes.


A fundraising Poker Classic in aid of Concern, will take place on Friday night September 16th in The Friars Tavern, Lorrha at 9pm. 5 card draw and entry fee is €20 with prizes pro rata. Your support will be appreciated for this worthy cause.

LorrhaDorrha Parish Calendar 2017

Anyone interested in advertising their business or who may have photographs, old or not so old, or poems relating to the Lorrha parish, that may be used in the 2017 Lorrha Parish calendar please contact (086) 8647166 or (086) 8493595 or email: info@ All hard back copies of photographs will be returned.

Church News.

Our Bishop elect – Fr. Fintan Monaghan will be ordained Bishop of Killaloe on Sunday September 25th in the Cathedral, Ennis.  He has informed us that he will be willing to administer the Sacrament of Confirmation in this parish in 2017.  But if we agree to this invitation we must be willing to accept the date he will announce as he will be extremely busy in his first year as Pastor,  or instead, if we wish, he will come to the parish on a pastoral visit meeting the children and the people.  If that be the situation, the priest of the parish will administer the sacrament as we have done in previous years.  If you have an opinion on this matter, please let it be known to Fr. Pat on or before this coming Wednesday 14th September.
Journey of Faith: For six Wednesday nights, beginning Sept.14th, this course will help us to reflect on understanding our faith and applying it to the realities of our lives. Talks by Fr. Gerard McCarthy, will be Scripture based. Venue: Pastoral Centre, Church Road, Nenagh. Time: 7.30pm- 9pm. Cost: Donation. If you are interested in booking a place please contact: Srs. Rita Corry/Patricia Greene @ 067 32830. Booking essential.

Sacred Stillness offers us a day to explore the inner journey with John Doherty. Venue: Mt. St. Joseph’s Monastery, Roscrea. Date: Sat. 8th Oct. Time: 10am-4.30pm.Cost: €25 (includes tea/coffee/light lunch). Through guided meditation and input, we will be helped to anchor in the present and to understand something of the contemplative path. To apply contact: Anthony Lenihan 087 6163492, Donagh O’Meara 087 2322140 or Maureen Kelly 087 2890942. Booking essential before Sept. 24th .

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

Lorrha Camogie

Lorrha Juniors lost out narrowly with a two point defeat to Ballina in a hard fought match on Friday evening last. They now go through to a quarter final place against Burgess-Duharra this weekend, time, date and venue to be confirmed. Please keep an eye on our facebook page for details. Best of luck to players and management. All support greatly appreciated.

Autumn De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the autumn collection, please remember Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns who continue to collect unwanted clothes throughout the year. Items of clothing must be clean and dry and in good condition please and we can supply bags if you want. We can also collect to make it easy for you, just call (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 2601413 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and maths including bath toilet and shower math’s, soiled or wet clothing. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep two adults employed. Many thanks for your continued support.

Banagher Horse Fair.

The Annual Banagher Horse Fair 2016 will take place on Sunday 18th September. All are welcome.  Keeping the tradition alive.

Have Fun with Pottery!

To celebrate National Culture Night, Finn Pottery will give a Pottery Throwing Demonstration on the potter’s wheel, followed by Workshops for both adults & children at the Workhouse Centre in Portumna on Friday 16th.  Fun for all the family. Light refreshments & FREE Entry. All Welcome! Free tours of the Workhouse at 6pm and 7pm.

GAA News

Junior Hurling: The Junior ‘B’ hurlers will play Portroe in the North semi-final on Saturday 17th September in Puckane at 6pm. All support would be appreciated. Newport are already through to the final.

Under 21: All Under 21 players are asked to attend training with the juniors as the championship will get underway in late September.

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers played Silvermines in Ballinderry last Tuesday in the North quarter final and won a thriller, 7-11 to 6-9. They progressed to the North ‘A’ semi-final against Roscrea last Monday evening and the game ended in a draw, 2-11 to 1-14. The replay takes place next Monday in Borrisokane at 5.30pm

Under 14: Well done to the Lorrha/Shannon Rovers Gaels U14’s defeated Arravale Rovers 4-12 to 0-7 in the County ‘B’ hurling semi-final in Newport on Saturday afternoon. All roads lead to Dolla this Saturday at 2pm as the team play Boherlahan-Dualla in the County final. Best of luck to the players and mentors and all support would be appreciated.

Tipp Clubs Draw: The September Draw took place last Friday night but there was now Lorrha prize winner this month. Thanks to everyone who has joined the draw and we would ask all promoters to bring their accounts up to date.

Lotto: Our jackpot is now €10,200 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.

Social Dancing: on Friday night to the music of Sam O’Doherty. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am