Lorrha Notes

Clodagh McIntyre gives Lorrha an late extra time goal that was the winner of the Junior B camogie final for them on a score line of Lorrha 2.7 Ballina 0.11. This is the club’s second year to win the title.

Bealtaine Festival in Lorrha.

As part of the Bealtaine Festival events in Tipperary, St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association is hosting ‘Old Flames’ on Wednesday, 24th May commencing at 2.30pm in St. Ruadhan’s Community Hall, Lorrha.  Old Flames blends the stories of writer Brian Leyden with music by the multi instrumentalist Seamie O’Dowd.  Admission is free and open to all ages.  Refreshments will be served.

Mixed Results.
Commiserations to the Lorrha U12 football team who were beaten by Moneygall by one point, 2.5 to 1.7 in the North final last week. It was a great game with plenty of young stars coming through.
Congratulations is extended to the Junior camogie girls who made a remarkable fight back to beat Ballina 2.7 to 0.11 in the ‘B’ final on Saturday last. A small selection of action photographs from both games can be viewed under gallery.  

Church News.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Thursday from 10.00am to 8.00pm in  Rathcabbin  Church. We invite all parishioners to come and stay a while in the presence of Jesus.

Late Tom Tooher.

The death occurred on May 4th of Tom Tooher, Ballyoughter, Rathcabbin. Tom who was 91 years old was born and raised in Tinlough, Carrig. He farmed for a short while in Drinagh, just up the road from his home place and while he was here he married Eileen Fell from Tynagh in Co. Galway. It was in the early 1970’s that Tom, Eileen and their young son Garry moved to a farm in Rathcabbin. Over the following years, Tom carried out mixed farming, sowing beet and corn as well as dry stock and dairying. Like so many of their generation in the parish, he drew beet by horse and car to the train station in Birr. On the social side, Tom and Eileen loved to dance and cycled to dance halls in the area before they purchased a car. He loved Irish music and played the accordion and mouth organ at house parties and as recent as last year when he attended the Day Care Centre in Portumna. He supported parish community events throughout his life and was known for his skill in sheaf pitching and participation in tug of war. Cycling was a way of travelling back then and Tom and his neighbours cycled everywhere the club and County were hurling, whether it be Limerick or Thurles, the length of the journey never got in the way. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him, but in particular by his family.
Predeceased by his wife Eileen by five years, he is survived by his son Garry, daughter –in- law Marian, grandchildren  Meriel, Gwilym and Saran, brother Paddy (Louth), sister Teresa (London),nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.
After funeral Mass in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church Rathcabbin on Sunday May 7th burial took place in Carrig Cemetery. May he rest in peace.


Sympathy is extended to the Keeshan families on the death of Angela Keeshan, Carrig. After funeral Mass in the Church of the Annunciation, Carrig on Wednesday May 10th burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.
Sympathy is extended to the Milne families on the death of Anne Pilkington Birr which occurred on May 10th. in her 101st year. After funeral Mass in St. Brendan’s Church Birr burial took place in Clonoghill Cemetery. May she rest in peace.
Sympathy is extended to the family of James Quinn, Birr who died suddenly after a road traffic accident on April 28th at Annagh Cross, Rathcabbin. Cremation took place in Mount Jerome Crematorium following funeral Mass in St. Brendan’s Church Birr on Sunday May 14th. May he rest in peace.   

May Devotions.

The annual May devotions to Our Lady of Clonfert continues throughout the month of May with Mass each evening at 8.00p.m. except on Sunday’s  when it will be at 9.30 am with Rosary and Benediction at 7.00p.m. Mass will also be celebrated each Friday at 12 noon where all nursing homes, schools and groups are invited to attend. For further information contact (090) 9675113.


Congratulations and best wishes is extended to Dinny Duffy who has retired from North Tipp Ploughing and from the N.P.A. after 52 years service. A surprise party was held for Dinny on Saturday night last in the “Last Chance” Rathcabbin. We also extend congratulations and best wishes to former Lorrha senior hurler Willie Fogarty who has retired from Arrabawn in Birr. Willie celebrated the occasion with his family and friends in the “Friars Tavern” Lorrha on Saturday night last. We wish both men a long and happy retirement and good health to enjoy every day.

Summer Camp.

Busy Bodies Summer Camp 2017 is on in Killeen National School, starting from July 3rd for 3 weeks, ages girls up to 12yrs. and boys up to 10 yrs. Camp starts at 9.30 and ends at 3pm. The school opens at 8am. For further information please contact Ann at 087 9625218.

Summer De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the summer 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 but good quality unwanted clothing for re-use (not recycling). 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.

Memorial Walk.

Milford Hospice 5KM Walk will take place on Sunday 28th May, starting at University of Limerick Sports Arena.  Register online at www.eventmaster.ie  or registration & sponsorship cards can be arranged by contacting the Fundraising Department at 061 485859 between 9am and 5pm,  Mon. to Fri.; by email to fundraising@milfordcarecentre.ie.  Your support is greatly appreciated.