Lorrha Notes

Members of Lorrha Development Association planting tree’s earlier in the year as part of National Tree week. Rose Mannion (Treasurer), Louis McCormack (Chairman), Mary Coen (Secretary), Liz Hussey (Vice Chairperson).                                                             

Tracing Relations.

South Australian Shane Conlin is trying to trace his Lorrha relatives. He has been doing some family history research and he found that one of his ancestors was baptised in Lorrha on the 20th  Feb 1834. His name was James Conlin son of Malachi and Catherine (nee Tierney) Conlin. They emigrated to Australia in the late 1840’s. They had six children Bridget, Malachi, James, Michael, Thomas and Martin before they left Ireland. Thomas died on the ship to Australia at the age of 5. Malachi and Catherine had two further children John and Catherine who were born in Australia. Shane adds that the family must have made their way to London as they are listed as departing the U.K. on the 11-11-1846 on board the Lady Bruce. Shane and his wife Marianne will be visiting Ireland in July and would like to meet with anyone who might be able to piece their history for them. If you think you can shed any further information on this story, please contact Shane on ssconlin@gmail.com. Further information can be viewed on under Guestbook on this Web Site

Rathcabbin Development Sale of Work.

A sale of work will be held in Rathcabbin Hall after Mass 12.30 – 2pm) on Sunday 25th June to raise funds for the upkeep and improvement of the village and surrounds. There will be baked goods, veg and preserves, books, crafts, lucky dip and more. Any donations of cakes, crafts clothing or books will be very welcome.

Date for your Diary.

Rathcabbin School Reunion will be held in Kelly’s on Saturday 15th July from 8.30 pm. Music by PJ, Sean and Trevor Hogan and special guests. All welcome for a trip down memory lane.

Church News.

Please Note there will be no Mass in Redwood Church on Saturday next, 24th June, or  Saturday 1stJuly (instead on this date the Mass will be in Rathcabbin Church at 7.00pm. Next Mass in Redwood Church is on Saturday 8th July. Usual Masses on Sunday, 25th June  in Lorrha Church at 10.00a.m. and Rathcabbin Church at 11.30a.m. The beautiful entrance gate to Lorrha Church has been damaged badly by the impact of  a vehicle. Could the person driving that vehicle please make contact with the Parish Priest or any member of the  P.P.C.
The Annual  Killaloe Diocesan  Pilgrimage to  Knock Shrine will take place on Sunday,  2nd July. Names to  Betty Houlihan  on 087 –  6667374.  You are asked to please book your seat as soon as possible.
A day of prayer, reflection and enlightenment will take place in Crescent College Comprehensive SJ, Dooradoyle, Loimerick on Saturday 24th June from 9am to 5pm. Speakers include Bishop Willie Walsh, Fr. Eamonn Conway, Sr. Jo O’Donovan, Eileen Kane, Ronan Barry, Patrick Muldoon, Paddy Carberry SJ and Donal Neary SJ. Hot lunch, snacks, tea and coffee included in the price which is €25. For promoters of the Sacred Heart Messenger the cost is €15. To book please call Frances on (01) 7758524 or email: f.kelliher@messenger.ie
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.

Date for your Diary.

Sunday Mass will be celebrated in Lorrha Cemetery at 10.00am on Sunday 2nd July. This will be an occasion to celebrate our St. Ruadhan.

Lorrha Church of Ireland Graveyard Work Evenings.

Great work has been done over the past 3 weeks in the Church of Ireland Graveyard in Lorrha – thanks to all the volunteers who have helped out so far.  There is still a lot of work to be done and this will continue each Tuesday evening from 7pm to 9.30pm.  All help greatly appreciated.


North Tipperary Community & Voluntary Association (CAVA) are holding their Annual General Meeting (AGM)  on Wednesday, 21st June 2017 in St. Ruadhan’s Community Centre, Lorrha commencing at 8pm.  Registration from 7.30pm.  All are welcome.

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 one adult employed. Many thanks for your continued support.

GAA News.

Senior: Lorrha’s next game is against Ballina in round 4 of the County League on Sunday 25 June at 12 noon in Moatfield.

Junior: Lorrha will play Roscrea in the North Tipp Junior ‘B’ Hurling League final following their extra time win over Newport last weekend. This game is expected to be played on Sunday 2 July; venue to be confirmed.

Minor: Lorrha Rovers face Silvermines on Friday 30th June in Moatfield in the final group game of the football championship with the winner progressing to the semi-final. The Hurling Championship will resume on Thursday 6th July with Lorrha Rovers at home to Kiladangan

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers begin their U16 ‘A’ hurling campaign away to Borrisokane on Monday 3rd July. They are also grouped with Burgess, Toomavara and Roscrea.

Under 14: Lorrha Rovers Gaels hosted Portroe in Ballinderry last Wednesday and recorded an impressive 7-12 to 2-7 win. This Thursday, 22nd June, they host Roscrea in Moatfield at 7.30pm. Next Wednesday, 28th June, they travel to Cloughjordan to play Kilruane MacDonaghs at 6.30pm

Under 12: The U12 hurlers were defeated 1-11 to 1-5 by Burgess in round 2 of the hurling championship next year. Next Friday, 23rd June, Lorrha are at home to Borrisokane in Moatfield at 7.00pm.

Celtic Challenge: Hard luck to Daniel O’Donoghue and the Tipperary North-Mid U17 team who were defeated by North Cork in the section 2 semi-final in Golden last Saturday. Daniel started at midfield and played in all six games and will have gained great experience from this competition.

Tipperary: Best of luck to Brian Hogan and the Tipperary Under 21 Hurling team in the Munster quarter final against Limerick this Thursday evening.

Cul Camp: Lorrha Kellogg’s Cul Camp takes place in Moatfield from Monday 24th to Friday 28th July from 10am to 2.30pm each day. Camp is open for 6-13 year olds, to register, go to www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie and find the Lorrha camp in the Tipperary listing. The camp costs €60 for one child, €50 for a second and €40 for a third or more children and they will be provided with full camp kit.

Safety Measures at Moatfield: The club would like to thank Tipperary County Council, and particularly Councillor Michael O’Meara, in securing €10,000 funding towards public lighting at Moatfield as part of the ongoing traffic safety scheme which will be undertaken in the coming months.

Lotto: Our jackpot is €7,050 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: continues on Friday with music of Brian McDermott, from 9.30pm til late.


A Munster bachelor is claiming to be Ireland’s luckiest man after he paid his third visit in 13 years to the coveted National Lottery Winners room today.

And the delighted player, who left the building with a cheque for almost €20,000, joked with National Lottery staff: “You will be getting sick of me. Hope to see you again soon!”

The gob smacked football fan said he always believed he would get back to the Winners Room – despite previous luck which saw him win €300,000 on Lotto Plus 1 in 2004 and €500,000 as part of a Lotto syndicate in 2006.

“I always play EuroMillions and I bought my ticket as normal for the EuroMillions Draw on May 30th. I really couldn’t believe it when I saw 5 numbers came up! I know it’s not a life changing amount but it is still nice and will allow me do some things.”

The winner said his previous big wins did not change him or his lifestyle in any dramatic way. “I paid for my house and I was able to help out family which was great. I also got to do lots of travel, something I hadn’t had an opportunity to do up to then. I have had a good time.”

The player, who did not want to go public, is working in Munster. “I don’t know yet how I will spend this win but first I will go for a pint in Dublin and take a few days off. This win shows that lightening can strike not once, not twice, but three times!”

He added: “I am not ruling out winning again. I have already bought my EuroMillions ticket for tonight. The Jackpot is worth €60 million so hope to see you again in the morning!”

A close friend who accompanied him to the winner’s room said he was a wonderful person and his good fortune had not changed him. “He is the same person. But it is unbelievable that he has won three times. When he called me to tell me I thought he was kidding. What are the chances of this happening anyone? I am thrilled for him it couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.”

The winning EuroMillions Match 5 ticket worth €19,912 was purchased in Supervalu on Main St, Ballincollig, Cork.

National Lottery Chief Executive, Dermot Griffin, today congratulated the three-time winner. “We have had people coming through here twice but to have someone in our Winners Room three times is something else. We are delighted for this player. It just shows dreams do come true – more than once.”

He reminded players that thirty per cent of all National Lottery revenues go back to Good Causes all over Ireland in the areas of health, sport, education, arts and heritage.