Lorrha Notes

Thank you from Lorrha School.

Many thanks to Phil Quigley for all her help in staging our very successful school variety concert last week. To Anthony Slevin for his  help with the guitar group and sound system on the night. Also to Ute Duggan “Vielen Dank” for her help with the  German group. Sincere thanks to Patrice Murray for her work with Speech & Drama and to  Gráinne McLoughlin our dancing teacher for sharing her love of dancing with our pupils.  A special word of thanks to all who helped organise the raffle. Many thanks to our sponsors for the wonderful array of prizes. Thanks to the hall committee for organising the venue. To the members of the Board of Management, many thanks for your help and support, not just on the night but throughout the year. To all the adults who performed thank you for your contribution to the show and to all parents “Míle Buíochas “ for your co-operation and support it is  much appreciated. To all the staff of the school sincere gratitude for your dedication and commitment.
Last but by no means least, the stars of the show –  our pupils – thanks to them for their hard work and making this a memorable performance . Thanks to everyone who helped in whatever way to get the show on the road.

Date for your Diary.

A 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.

Thank You 

Rathcabbin Development Association wish to thank everyone who made the sale of work in Rathcabbin Hall on Sunday a great success raising more than €1100 towards the upkeep and improvement of the village. Your generosity with time, donations and support is greatly appreciated. The community spirit in Rathcabbin is alive and well!

Church News.

Please Note there will be no Mass in Redwood Church on 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.
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.
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.

Cemetery Mass.

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. The Cemetery committee will be holding a collection, separate from the Mass collection, to help with the maintenance and upkeep of the grounds.

Redwood NS

Active Week: We had great fun for Active Week, taking part in a variety of sports and activities including; tennis with muinteoir Helena, hurling with David Needham, modern dance with Angela Didek, cycling, nature walk with Declan Houlihan, sports day and our school tour to Birr Outdoor Education Centre. Many thanks to all those who helped us out with the activities during the week and made it so enjoyable and to Lorrha GAA for the use of their sports complex.

Graduation: Congratulations to our sixth class pupils Mikey and Rory who were joined by friends and family for their graduation. They will be greatly missed in Redwood and we wish them the very best as they move on to secondary school.

History Tour: We were delighted to go on a very informative and interesting history tour of Lorrha village with thanks to James Heenan and David Broderick. We learned lots of new things about our locality.

Tidy-up Evening: A huge thank you to all those who helped out on our tidy-up evening, your help was greatly appreciated.

We would like to wish everybody a very safe, happy and hopefully sunny summer!

Lorrha Camogie Fundraiser:

Lorrha Camogie Club are holding a fundraising table quiz and draw on Friday 21st July in the Friars Tavern Lorrha. €2 lines are on sale now from all players with fantastic prizes such as; a signed Tipperary Hurling Jersey, a signed Tipperary Football Jersey,  a meal voucher for The Ferry Inn plus various other prizes. All support goes towards the running of the club and is greatly appreciated, so please support the girls and get your quiz team ready for Friday 21st!!

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.

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 www.lorrhadorrha.ie under Guestbook.

GAA News


Senior: The senior hurlers recorded a good 1-23 to 1-15 win over Ballina in Moatfield on Sunday in round 4 of the County League. Lorrha’s final league game is at home to Holycross/Ballycahill where a win could see us into the semi-finals. This game is expected to take place on weekend 15-16 July

Junior: Lorrha will play Roscrea in the North Tipp Junior ‘B’ Hurling League final next Sunday 2 July; venue to be confirmed. Best of luck to the players and mentors.

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 at 7.15pm.

Under 14: Lorrha Rovers Gaels game against Roscrea ‘B’ due to have been played in Moatfield last Thursday was called off. This Wednesday, 28th June, they travel to Cloughjordan to play Kilruane MacDonaghs at 7pm. Next Wednesday, 5th July, they play Borrisokane in Ballinderry at 7pm

Under 12: The U12 hurlers defeated Borrisokane 2-9 to 0-5 in Moatfield last Friday. This Friday 30th June, the play Kiladangan in Puckane at 7.00pm

Tipperary: Hard luck to Brian Hogan and the Under 21 hurlers in their Munster quarter final defeat to Limerick last Thursday. Best of luck to both the Tipperary senior and minor hurlers in their upcoming All-Ireland and Munster Championship games this week.

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.

Lotto: Our jackpot is €7,200 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

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