Lorrha Notes

Lorrha U12A panel were delighted to receive sponsorship of shorts and socks from North Tipp Ploughing Association before their North Final which will take place in Toomevara on Thursday August 16th at 7.30pm and we extend the best of luck to the team and their mentors

Front row: William O’Meara, Ava Young, Jake Houlihan, Killian Fitzgerald, Aaron Mc Donagh, Jason Houlihan, Con O’Meara, Liam Donoghue.
Back row: Conor Kennedy, Emma Deegan, Sarah Gorman, Ben Hough, James Hough NTPA, Lee Hogan, Ray Clancy, chairman NTPA, Rob Duffy, Nicholas Perry, Paul Cahalan, Kedagh Broderick. Missing from photo Cian Claffey and Niall Duggan.


Rodney Gallagher Lorrha was judged to be the most stylish man at an event held in the Meyrick Hotel after Ladies day on Thursday for the Galway races.  Most stylish lady and gent takes place annually and is sponsored by Fallers Jewellers (Galway) with great prizes on offer. Anna Geary (Cork) was the guest judge this year along with Mary Lee (model) and Mandy Maher from Catwalk modelling agency.  Rodney is pictured here with Patrick McCrossan (Fallers Jewellers) and Anna Geary (guest Judge).  

Grand Canal Walk For Papal Visit will take in Lorrha.

Nenagh walking club are undertaking a walk along the banks of the  Grand Canal to arrive in Dublin in time for the visit of Pope Francis to the World Gathering of Families. On Thursday afternoon August 16th the group will arrive in Lorrha around 3.30pm. On Friday morning (17th) they will attend Mass in Lorrha at 10.00am (all invited) and afterwards they will walk to Portumna where they will take a boat trip down the Shannon to Meelick before continuing their journey the following morning to Shannon Harbour. On Monday (20th) they continue onto Rahan and the next morning they leave for Daingean following the path of the Grand Canal to Dublin. All walkers are welcome to join them at any stages of the walk which is  organized  by Donie Mackey and if you wish to contact him for more info the number to call is (087) 2761442.


North Tipperary Ploughing Association would like to offer its deepest condolences to their member Eamonn Kinsella on the death of his brother Aidan which occurred on Tuesday August 7th.   Reposing at Daly’s Mortuary Chapel, Francis St., Ennis on Wednesday 15th from 6 o’clock to 7:30 o’clock. Funeral Mass at 11 o’clock on Thursday in Church of the Annunciation, Carrig, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Redwood Castle Celebrates Heritage Week

Please note change of time. Redwood Castle outside Lorrha will be holding a Seisiún Trad in the Castle on August 18th to celebrate Heritage Week 2018. They invite everyone co come and join them for an evening of music, singing, storytelling and dancing.  There will be locals and some not so locals performing on the night. This event is free and family friendly. With changes to Mass times on Saturday nights they have decided to delay the Seisiún Trad from 6pm to 7:15 in the main hall of the castle and will be followed by light refreshments. For more information or to get involved contact; redwoodcastleireland@gmail.com or call (087)2161475.

Padre Pio Mass

Padre Pio Mass will be celebrated in St. Brendan’s Church Birr on Thursday evening August 17th at 7.30pm with Rosary beforehand at 7.15pm. All are welcome.

Best of Luck.

The best of luck is extended to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary Intermediate team who take on Down in the All Ireland semi-final on Saturday Aug. 18 in Coralstown, Kinnegad at 1.15pm.  We also extend the best of luck to the Senior team who play Cork in the All Ireland semi final also on Saturday 18th  in Semple Stadium at the later time of 7.15pm.

Good Luck.

The best of luck to the Lorrha U12 ‘A’ team in the North Tipp hurling final v Borris-Ileigh which has been refixed for this Thursday 16th August in Toomevara at 7.30pm. This is the first time for a Lorrha U12 ‘A’ team to compete in a North final and we wish the team and management the best of luck.


Lorrha Man Releases CD.

Lorrha musician Tony Coen has just released a CD of Traditional Music on Fiddle and Whistle entitled ‘Some Old and New for Young and Old’.  Tony is just back from the States and the Arts week in the Catskills N.Y. where he was the artist in residence. The CD can be purchased in the shop in Lorrha. Well done Tony.

Church News.

Please Note that all details of Mass times, dates and contact numbers are detailed on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie under local info and Churches.
Vigil Mass in Redwood Church on Saturday, 18th August at 6.30p.m. Mass in Rathcabbin Church on Sunday, 19th August at 11.30a.m.

Mass is celebrated in Lorrha Church on Monday mornings at 9.30a.m. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Thursday from 10.00a.m.  to  8.00p.m.  in  Rathcabbin Church. We invite all parishioners to come and stay a while in the presence of Jesus.

Liturgical Ceremony to mark the beginning of World Meeting of Families 2018.

Tuesday Aug 21st@ 7pm in St. Mary of the Rosary Church, Nenagh. Bishop Fintan will lead the Liturgy. This celebration is being hosted by Odhran Cluster and is a diocesan celebration, and all are welcome.


Knock Novena 2018 – 14-22 August.   A wide selection of very interesting speakers. Novena Mass times:  3pm and 8.30pm.   Details:  www.knockshrine.ie .

Milford Hospice Annual Harvest Fair

This year the Milford Hospice Annual Harvest Fair celebrates its 33rd anniversary and is scheduled for Sunday 2nd September at the University of Limerick.  There will be a fun filled programme of activities and entertainment. Items such as plants, homemade cakes, bottles for bottle stall, Wheel of Fortune will be accepted on the day only.  Other goods such as toys, fancy goods and new this year will be designer good quality saleable handbags and scarves are being accepted at the Hospice from 20th August 2018.  Further details, contact the Fundraising Office on  061485859/ 485860.


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: Our senior hurlers fell to a seven point defeat to Holycross/Ballycahill in round 2 of the Seamus O Riain Cup in Dolla on Sunday, 3-23 to 4-13.

Lorrha got off to a blistering start with goals from Noel Hogan, Chris Fogarty and Brian Hogan inside sixteen minutes to lead by seven point at one stage but still trailed by three at half time, 2-13 to 3-7. Lorrha kept in touch for most of the second half but a third Holycross goal left us too much to do with a late Brian Hogan goal a consolation.

Lorrha still have one game left against Ballina but cannot make the knockout stages.

Under 21: Lorrha have an outstanding North U21 ‘B’ hurling championship first round game against Shannon Rovers which is likely to be played in the coming weeks.

Minor: The Lorrha Rovers minor hurlers suffered their first loss in the championship last Wednesday when they went down 0-15 to 0-11 to Kiladangan in Cloughjordan.

In their final game of the group stage, Lorrha Rovers play Roscrea in Cloughjordan on Thursday 16th August at 7.00pm which will determine what position they will be in on the table going into the semi-finals.

Under 16: The under 16’s played Kilruane MacDonaghs last Monday week in their third game of the ‘A’ championship and won 2-22 to 5-5. Last Monday, they played Ballina in Moatfield and lost narrowly 2-19 to 3-15. Regardless the team have progressed to a quarter final on Monday 27th August against Toomevara.

Under 14: Lorrha won their final group game in the ‘B’ hurling championship against Burgess in Moatfield on Tuesday 4-9 to 4-6 which puts them straight into the semi-final against Newport in Newport on Wednesday 29th August at 7.00pm

Under 12: The much awaited North U12 ‘A’ hurling final was postponed last Sunday because of a tragedy in the Borris-Ileigh club and we sympathise with them on their loss.
The game has been refixed for this Thursday 16th August in Toomevara at 7.30pm and we urge a big Lorrha support to head along.

Tipperary: Well done to the Tipperary Under 21 Hurlers in the All Ireland semi-final against Galway. Best of luck to Clodagh McIntyre who is on the Tipperary Intermediate Camogie panel who play Down in the All Ireland semi-final this Saturday in Kinnegad at 1.15pm. Also best of luck to the Tipp senior camogie team in their semi-final against Cork.

Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw: Well done to Margaret Gleeson who won €200 in the August County Board Draw held last Friday. We ask all promoters to bring their accounts up to date.

Lotto: The jackpot is €5,850 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday to the music of Muriel O’Connor & Fran Curry. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.



Bord Bia to Host Farmers’ Market Workshop in Tipperary

Learn the skills you need to sell at farmers’ markets


Aspiring food market entrepreneurs can learn vital skills for selling at farmers’ markets with Bord Bia this September. Open to Irish food, drink, seafood and horticulture producers, ‘Skills Training for Selling at Farmers’ Markets’ is a practical and interactive workshop specially developed by Bord Bia and is suitable for both existing stall holders and first-time producers.

Taking place at Coolbawn Quay, Lough Derg on Tuesday 25th September from 9am to 2pm, the workshop will be delivered by experienced stall holder and farmer Margaret Hoctor of Kilmullen Farm in County Wicklow. The workshop will cover the wide variety of knowledge and skills required to sell at farmers’ markets including sales and marketing skills, budgeting, stall management and customer service. The Tipperary workshop is one of four half-day workshops taking place around Ireland to meet the needs of local producers.

Speaking at the launch, the Minister of State for Food, Forestry and Horticulture Mr. Andrew Doyle TD said: “Farmers’ markets are an important feature of the Irish food industry, benefiting both consumers, producers and the local community. Now into its third year, these Bord Bia workshops have assisted the development of many local food businesses and the thriving farmers’ market channel and are also responding to consumer demands for sourcing and buying locally produced food.”

 Farmers’ markets are becoming increasingly popular with consumers with Bord Bia identifying over 150 food markets in Ireland in 2014, including community markets, farmers markets, lunch-time markets, weekend city markets, co-operatives and country markets.

A recent study by Bord Bia, into Irish and British consumers and their food (Bord Bia Periscope, 2017), found that buying local is important to over two thirds of consumers in the Republic. The same study found that farmers markets are synonymous with local food with 41% of consumers describing ‘local food’ as “food available in farmers’ markets”.

Maria Stokes, Trade Marketing Specialist in Retail at Bord Bia commented: “Bord Bia is delighted to provide these workshops to support Irish food, drink and horticulture producers to grow their business at farmers’ markets. The workshops offer an invaluable opportunity for producers to share their knowledge and expertise, network with fellow producers and become market-ready.”

Numbers are limited, so interested parties are encouraged to register now to avoid disappointment. A €20 charge per person applies and you must register at least three days in advance of the workshop date. For registration and further information see www.bordbia.ie/FarmersMarketsTraining or email maria.stokes@bordbia.ie