Lorrha Notes


Pictured above is Michelle Hogan who is tracing her relations, with Helen Fox from Terryglass Heritage CommitteeCanadian lady Michelle Hogan who is a descendant of Luke Hogan and Elizabeth Bollard, visited Terryglass recently to see where her family came from.  Elizabeth Bollard (1809 – 30th Dec 1896) was a daughter of Richard Bollard and Elizabeth White of Knockadaleen, Terryglass, Co.Tipperary.  Elizabeth married Luke Hogan in Terryglass Church of Ireland on the 14thOct 1828. Luke (1799 – 1887) was a stone mason from Borrisokane area possibly Ballingarry.

Elizabeth and Luke left Ireland for Canada c1832 with Elizabeth’s family.

Michelle is seeking information on Luke Hogan, Anyone with information may contact Michelle at michellehoganmeh@gmail.com

Another Lady Tracing Her Relations.

Mary Jo Kaifer is trying to trace her Lorrha relation the Carroll and Stanley families from Annagh, Lorrha. Jane Carroll Stanley was her great great grandmother and John Stanley, her husband, was her great great grandfather. Also their parents, William Stanley and Mary Hogan?, and William Carroll and Nora Cadwell. She hopes to make some connections and further her tree.  Jane is visiting Ireland this week and can be contacted by email:  mwinklerkaifer@gmail.com or mwink4@att.net and her telephone number in the U.S. is 816 792-3360 or n Ireland this week  on 816 289-1464 or by email.
Her request can be viewed on the Lorrha parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie under guestbook.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association.

We wish to inform all our members that our computer class is starting back again this Wednesday, 12th October, 2016 in St. Ruadhan’s Community Hall, Lorrha.  Time of class is 1pm to 3pm.  Because of the change to the time of the class, our normal weekly meeting will follow on from 3pm to 5pm.   We do hope this will not cause too much inconvenience to you all.On the 19th October, Margaret Quinn from Muintir na Tire will be giving a talk on Community Alert and also on the need for the pendant alarms for older people and people living on their own.  Margaret will be with us at 3.30pm and this talk is open to all.  Also we would like to offer our deepest sympathy to Eamonn and all the Mannion family on the recent death of their brother, Michael.  Also to Annie Cowan, Phyl Jordan, Breda Leake and the Wrafter family on the recent death of their sister, Theresa McKenna.  May they rest in peace.


Sympathy is extended to Phyllis and Michael Kennedy, The Lake, on the death of their brother in-law George Fitzpatrick, who died in England recently. May he rest in peace. Sympathy is also extended to the relatives of Michael McCormack, formerly of Lelagh, Rathcabbin, who also died in England recently. May he rest in peace.

Poker Classic Success.

Val O’Meara wishes to say  ‘thank you’ to everyone for the support of the recent poker classic held in the ’Friars Tavern’ in aid of Concern.  In total €1100 was raised from that event for the charity.

Redwood N.S. Halloween Camp!!

Halloween Camp in Redwood N.S. for 3-8  year olds. Running Tuesday 01st  and Wednesday 02nd  November from 9.30am until 2.00 pm. Camp will be Halloween themed – Come in costume!!!  Halloween art & craft, cookery, i-pads, learning through play and lots and lots of spooky fun!!!    €15 per day or €25 for both days.  Contact the school to book your place on 090 9747186 or redwoodns@live.ie


Tipperary County Council Library Service invites you to attend the annual Tipperary people and places lecture series, which returns to Tipperary studies, The Source, Cathedral St., Thurles for its tenth series this winter. The Lectures take place on the third Tuesday of each month commencing in October and running until March 2017 at 7.30pm. Admission is free, tea will be served and all is welcome. For further information contact Mary Guinan Darmody or John O’Gorman on (076) 1066123 or email: studies@tipperarycoco.ie

Church News.

Please note that the Rosary will be recited before Mass during the month of October.

Art Classes.

Arts & Crafts for children (5 years up) on Saturdays at 4.00 and 5.30pm, starting on October 8th for 8 weeks. Drawing for children (9 years up) on Wednesdays at 7.15pm, starting on October 5th in Bramble Art Studio, Lorrha , for 8 weeks. Please contact Ute: 087-9151356 or 090 9747127 Early booking advisable.
Isla Grant Concert.

The Parish Pastoral Council are organising a concert with Isla Grant, to take place in Rathcabbin Church. To book your seat contact Betty at (087) 6667374 or Oliver at (087) 4159585.

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.

GAA News

Under 21: Our Under 21’s got their North ‘B’ Championship campaign off to the best possible start with a 2-19 to 2-8 win over Borrisokane in Borrisokane on Sunday afternoon with both goals coming from Jamie Lewis. Lorrha’s next game is against Portroe in Portroe on Sunday 16th October at 12 noon.

Tipperary Clubs Draw: The October draw takes place this Friday 14th October in Templemore. All promoters are asked to bring their accounts up to date.

All Stars: Congratulations to Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher who was nominated for a Hurling All Star last week. The All Star awards take place on Friday 4th November.  Well done also to Brian Hogan was also nominated in the goalkeeper category for an Under 21 Rising Star award but wasn’t selected on the team on the year.

Lotto: Our jackpot is now €10,800 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 Unity. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am. At our Social Dance on Friday 28th October with Checkers, the Social Dance committee will donate the profits from the door takings the Tipperary Alzheimers Society while a raffle will also take place.