Lorrha Notes

Blowing out the candles on the occasion of his 100th birthday is Michael O’Meara Lorrha on Monday night last at a function in Lorrha GAA clubhouse to mark the occasion. Known to all far and wide as “Mick of The Hill” he received his letter and Cheque for €2,540 early last week from President Higgins and there was many more presentations made to him on Monday night, but most of all he loved meeting and chatting to everyone.  Well done Mick and may you continue for many years to come.

Well Done.

Congratulations and many good wishes is extended to Michael O’Meara Lorrha on the occasion of his 100th birthday last week-end. Known far and wide as Mick of the Hill because of so many O’Meara families in the parish, he celebrated the occasion with his family on his actual date of birth August 5th while a community celebration was held for him in the GAA clubhouse on Monday night last. Hail and hearty with a razor sharp mind, Mick can recall many happenings both in the parish and in the world down through the years. We wish him many more years of continued good health and an inspiration to all who know him. Well done Mick.

2018 Lorrha Parish Calendar.

Anyone interested in advertising their business in the 2018 edition of the LorrhaDorrha Parish Calendar is asked to contact (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 872601413 or email us at info@ without delay. Also, anyone wishing to loan photographs for possible inclusion, or poems or stories concerning the parish, can also call or text the above numbers or email to the above. All photographs will be returned.


Commiserations to Patrick “Bonner” Maher, Brian Hogan and selector John Madden and the Tipperary team on their one point misery loss to Galway on Sunday last in the All Ireland SHC semi final. Hard luck lads.

North Tipp Ploughing.

North Tipperary Ploughing committee wish to extend congratulations to founder member Mick O’Meara on the occasion of his 100th birthday last week-end. A constant figure at the ploughing championships for many years, he served as a judge at club level and also supervised at the All-Ireland championships for many years. Well done Mick on reaching this milestone.

Redwood NS Tennis Camp:

Tennis Camp will run in Redwood NS from Monday 14th to Wednesday 16th August with tennis coach Anne Marie Darcy. The camp is from 10am to 12 noon each day and is 25euro per child with family discounts. Suitable for boys and girls from 5-12 years old, all levels of ability catered for. To book your place contact Anne Marie on 087-9634583

Congratulations to Founder Member.

Rathcabbin Players wish to extend many congratulations to founder member Mick O’Meara on the occasion of his 100th birthday last week-end. A presentation was made to Mick on behalf of the group during a function to mark the occasion in the GAA clubhouse on Monday night last. Mick attended a dress rehearsal of our play earlier this year and thoroughly enjoyed the storyline. We hope to see him back again for our next dress rehearsal come January. Well done Mick.

Killaloe Autumn Pilgrimaage to Lourdes:

The Autumn pilgrimage from Killaloe Diocese to Lourdes will leave Shannon airport on Sunday 1st October , returning on Friday 6th October. Fare is €667 per person sharing with €10 discount for online bookings.  Limited capacity so early booking is advisable.  Contact www.joewalshtours.ie ,  01 2410810 or Fr Tom Ryan, Pilgrimage Director, Shannon  061 364133.

Lorrha Community Responders Group.

A big thank you to Mark and Donna Mannion of The Friars Tavern for holding the fundraising for our group and also for all their support and use of their facilities for meetings and training. We raised just over €2,300 from selling lines in order to purchase a couple of defibrillators. Thank you to everyone who purchased lines and also gave private donation.  Also thanks to the people who helped sell lines and the people and businesses who so kindly donated prizes.

Lorrha Community Responder Group Fundraising Raffle Results:
Trailer load of Timber donated by Ruth & Thomas Needham – Nathan Young: €100 Meat Voucher donated by Darcy’s Borrisokane – Lily Jay Canning: Crystal Glasses donated by Darcy’s Imperial Guest House Kilkenny – Nicola Hoare: €100 Voucher donated by the Derg Inn Terryglass – Noelle Darcy: Hamper donated by Lorrha Community Responder Group – Paidi O’Driscoll: €50 Supervalu Voucher donated by St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association – Maura Gorman: €50 Portumna Golf Club Voucher private donation – Maura O’Brien: €30 Voucher donated by Michelle Larkin, County Kitchen Borrisokane – Ian Donoghue: Bottle of Brandy donated by Ute & Hubie Duggan – Kathleen Gleeson: €30 Voucher donated by Roma Fish & Chips Portumna – Noreen Lewis: Bottle of Brandy donated by Sinead & Paddy Darcy – Michael Slevin: Bottle of Jamesons donated by Nancy White – Caoimhe O’Driscoll: Bottle of Whiskey donated by Donie O’Meara Supervalu Portumna – Mary Madden: Bottle of Whiskey donated by Sinead & Paddy Darcy – Marie Shewbridge: €20 Meat Voucher donated by McEntee Butchers Portumna – Harry Houlihan: File & Polish Voucher donated by Eternal Beauty Portumna – Michael Power: €20 Meal Voucher donated by Teresa Barry Walker Ferry Inn – Niall Kenny: €20 Voucher donated by the Karate Club – Brian Shewbridge: €15 Voucher donated by Café Rose Portumna – Peter Duggan: €15 Voucher donated by Café Rose Portumna – Tara Walsh: Baby Cardigan in the Tipperary Colours knitted and donated by Carmel Slevin – Chloe Darcy: Bottle of Wine donated by Jo & Tommy Needham – Mary Brazil: DVD Collection private donation – Ava Young: Bottle of Wine donated by Jo & Tommy Needham – John Fallon.
Thanks to Tipperary County Council for their generous donation and to everyone who donated privately. Thanks to Donie O’Meara, Supervalu, Portumna for allowing us to sell lines in their store and for their support.

Lorrha Community Responder Group hope to go live in the next couple of weeks.

Open Air Mass & Historical Drama.

On Saturday, 19th August 2017, there will be an open air Mass celebrated in Redwood Castle followed by the O’Sullivan Beara Re-enactment.  Mass to commence at 8pm.  The management of Redwood Castle request that participants be in the Castle grounds by 7.45pm.


This year Milford Hospice Annual Harvest Fair celebrates its  32nd anniversary and is scheduled for Sunday 27th August at the University of Limerick. There will be a fun filled programme of activities and entertainment.  For further details, please contact the Fundraising Office on: 061 485859/201758.

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 mats including bath toilet and shower mats 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.