Lorrha Notes

Fr. Pat Mulcahy P.P. Lorrha was the special guest who raised the 5th Green Flag (Biodiversity Flag), in Lorrha School last Monday after he celebrated Mass in the school for the last time. He is pictured here with the teachers, pupils, parents and past pupils in what was a lovely occasion in the glorious sunshine.        

They head off to secondary school in September and on their final day in Lorrha School on Monday last, Chloe Kennedy, Rebecca Houlihan and Liam Kennedy presented school principal Mrs. Olive O’Meara with flowers and a card in appreciation for her work with them over the years. 


Lorrha NS pupils Niall Duggan and Ceri McGrath presented Fr. Pat Mulcahy P.P.  with a painting of St. Ruadhan’s Church during the end of year ceremony in the school grounds held in glorious sunshine last Monday. Fr. Pat who has been in the parish for the last 8 years will transfer to Clare on July 20th.  


Lorrha Cemetery Mass

The Lorrha Cemetery Mass will be celebrated on July 1st at 10.00 am. There will be vehicle access for any parishioners wishing to drive into the graveyard grounds, who would like to stay in their vehicles during mass. There also will be a maintenance graveyard collection on the day.

Diocesan Changes.

On Sunday 8th July Bishop Fintan Monahan will address the people of the parish with regard to diocesan changes, at Masses in the parish.


The Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine will take place on Sunday 29th July, led by Bishop Fintan Monahan. Ceremonies will begin at 2.30pm.

Mass will be celebrated outdoors at Redwood Castle (weather permitting) on Saturday 14th July at  8.00pm.

Parents Thanks.

The Parents Association of Rathcabbin School would like to express their appreciation and sincere thanks to everyone involved in the tractor/car run / sponsored walk /bake sale last sunday.  We had a tremendous turn out and we really appreciated the support and great effort that everyone went to on the day.  This support will greatly benefit and help our National School.. There are too many to thank individually……… so thank you so much to all involved.

Nicholas Chosen as Rose of Tralee Escort.

Congratulations is extended to Birr man Nicholas Corcoran who is now farming with his uncle Trevor Kenny at Kilcarron, Lorrha, who has been chosen as a “Rose of Tralee” escort in August. The Twenty-four year old recently returned home to Ireland after spending the last year living and working in Sydney Australia. Nicholas earned his place in the highly coveted line up following a series of interviews and gruelling bootcamp challenges along the Wild Atlantic Way earlier this month. He is now set to join his fellow escorts from across the country at the annual Rose of Tralee Festival in August. Nicholas said “with a degree in Agricultural Science my true passion is farming and I look forward to being a part of Ireland’s bright agricultural future”.
Twenty-six year old Laura Durkan from Glenconnor, Clonmel will represent Tipperary in the Dome in Tralee come August. Enjoy the experience Nicholas.

Church News.

A Family Activity for the World Meeting of Families (WMOF): In conjunction with the WMOF, which will be held in Ireland in August of this year, families from all over the  country are invited to make a contribution to an art extibition on family life in Ireland. Families – both adults and children – are invited to create their own artwork, which will  first of all be gathered for a parish exhibition and then digitally photographed and submitted for display at the WMOF in Dublin in August. Pope Francis, who will attend the WMOF, says that through beauty, artists make the world better. He also says that living together is an art; a patient, beautiful, fascinating journey. All artwork to be with Mary Coen (087 2601413) by Monday, 16th July. For further information (regulations re size of artwork etc) see noticeboards in all 3 churches, Sceal shop, Lorrha or Kelly’s, Rathcabbin.


When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the new 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. Many thanks for your continued support.

GAA News

Senior: Lorrha were due to take JK Brackens in Moatfield last Sunday in their final game of the County League, however the Mid club were disappointingly unable to field a team. Lorrha finished the group in third place and retained their division 2 status. Preparations turn to the return of the Seamus O Riain Cup against Holycross/Ballycahill, likely to be in August

Junior: In round 3 of the North Junior ‘B’ Hurling Championship, Lorrha host Nenagh Eire Og on Sunday 1st July at 7.00pm, needing a win to stay in the hunt for the knockout stages.

Minor: Lorrha Rovers Gaels return to hurling championship action against Toomevara on Thursday 5th July in Cloughjordan at 7.30pm.

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers Gaels Under 16 ‘A’ Hurling campaign begins on Monday 9thJuly, away to Nenagh Eire Og at 7.00pm

Under 14: On Tuesday 19th June last, in round 2, the U14’s played Kiladangan in Puckane and drew 2-10 to 3-7. Lorrha’s next game is not until Wednesday 18th July when they play Kilruane MacDonaghs.

Under 12: The Under 12 hurlers secured their first win of the championship last Friday with a superb 2-6 to 3-2 win over Nenagh Eire Og in Moatfield. Last Monday, Lorrha also hosted Toomevara and recorded a fine 4-10 to 0-4 win. Next Friday 29thJune, Lorrha face Ballina in Ballina at 7.30pm, and next Monday 2nd July, Lorrha travel to Roscrea to face the home side at 7.00pm

Cul Camp: The Kellogg’s Cul Camp in Lorrha takes place from Monday 23rd to Friday 27th July. Registration only online at www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie. Cost is €60 for 1stchild; €50 for 2nd child; €40 for 3rd and subsequent children. We ask all registrations to be completed as soon as possible to ensure all gear is there for the kids on the first morning.

Tipperary: Best of luck to the Tipperary minor hurlers in the Munster final against Limerick next Sunday.

Lotto: The jackpot is €4,800 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday night to the music of Declan Aungier. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.