Lorrha Notes

The Community Threshing Festival at the Blackbull on Sunday last was an outstanding success.

Late Ann Reddan.

Rathcabbin Players extend sympathy to Willie Reddan and extended Reddan family on the death of his mother Ann on Sunday last August 26th.  Burial will take place after 12 noon Mass in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church Rathcabbin this Wednesday 29th. May she rest in peace.

Photographs Required.

Anyone willing to share photographs, in particular old photographs of yesteryear, suitable for publication in the 2019 edition of the Lorrha Parish calendar, please contact Rose on (086) 8647166, Louis on (086) 8493595, Mary (087) 2601413 or email your photographs to us at info@ All hard copy photographs will be returned.

Advertising Space Available. 

Anyone wishing to advertise their business in the 2019 edition of the Lorrha Parish Calendar can do so my calling Rose on (086) 8647166, Louis on (086) 8493595, Mary (087) 2601413 or email us at info@

Recent Wedding.

Rathcabbin Players wish to extend many good wishes to their member Mary Carroll, Rath, Rathcabbin who married Eoin Sherlock, Sharraduff,  Rathcabbin on Saturday last. Congratulations and every good wish to you both for the future.

Gun Licence.

The Gardai in Tipperary are warning firearms holders that prosecutions will be made against anyone who fails to renew their licence. This follows the seizure of an unlicensed firearm in Toomevara last week. It is understood that the licence for the weapon had lapsed and had not been renewed. Gardaí say they are actively seizing firearms where owners have failed to meet their obligations and ensure that payments have been made in respect of licensed weapons.

Gardai Warning.

Gardai are warning the public not to engage with suspect scam phone calls using a 0505 prefix.  The scam involves an unknown caller using a phone number starting with a 0505 prefix, a dialing code for Roscrea telephone numbers, alleging that they are representatives of EIR. The scammer then informs the call taker there is a problem with their internet connection. However Gardai are warning that these phone calls are a scam “used to retrieve personal information.” Gardai have warned any members of the public who receive such a call to not engage with the caller and terminate the call.

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.

Please Note Change:  Vigil Mass in Redwood Church on Saturday, 1st September at 6.30p.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.

Praying the Scriptures, 3 consecutive Wed. nights
Praying the Gospel for the following Sunday.

Sept. 12th, 19th, & 26th  at 7.30pm      Pastoral Centre,, Nenagh.  Cost: Donation.

Presenter:  Dr. J. Rogers, Maynooth.    Booking essential by Sept. 3rd Srs. R. Corry/ P. Greene 067  32830.

Killaloe Autumn Pilgrimage to Lourdes.

 The Autumn pilgrimage from the Killaloe Diocese to Lourdes will leave Shannon Airport on Sunday 7th October, returning on Friday 12th October.  Fare €679 per person sharing with €10 discount for online bookings.  Limited capacity so early booking advisable.  Contact www.joewalshtours.ie , 01 2410810 or Fr. Tom Ryan, Pilgrimage Director, Cathedral House, Station road, Ennis, Co Clare. V9 HD7X      Phone 065 682403.


GRETB College of Further Education (Old VEC). 

Monday 3 Sept 2018 Interviews & inscriptions for the QQI part time modules: Care Support, Work Experience; Retail Sales, Business Administration; Horticulture;Basic Computer Applications; English For Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL); Leadership; Geneology Family History; Crafts sewing. Contact: Michael at 0876258696 09097 41946 and e-mail : michael.cunniffe@gretb.ie


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.


Banagher Horse Fair 2018    

 The annual Banagher horse fair will be held on 16th of September 2018 . Keeping the tradition alive.  Quality cobs , hunt horses  and ponies for sale.  One of Ireland’s oldest surviving street fairs. Traditional street fair like the olden days.  Family day out. Foreign buyers expected.


OPENING of the 2018 Shorelines ART EXHIBITION  Please join us Sunday 2nd September 5-7pm
The Gallery at the Workhouse Portumna.  Visit the website for full details:

Tennis Coaching for Adults:

Portumna Tennis Club are offering a 4 week adult group coaching term this Autumn with tennis coach Kieran Galvin.
MONDAY evenings, 1 hour sessions, from 7pm on Sept 10th, 17th, 24th & Oct 1st. Approx €45 for the 4 week term. (Prices may vary based on group size).
If interested please text back 087- 3906067ASAP as places are limited. Members & non-members welcome. Checkout our facebook page for all updates.

GAA News

Senior: Lorrha were scheduled to play Ballina in the Seamus O Riain Cup on Saturday. Despite neither team having anything to play for, disappointingly we were unable to field a team and it brings an end to our hurling year. Thanks to all the players and mentors for their efforts.

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: Lorrha Rovers Gaels will play Toomevara in the North Minor ‘A’ hurling semi-final on Thursday 30th August in Borrisokane at 6.30pm. Best of luck to the players and mentors. All support would be appreciated.

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers Gaels will play Toomevara in the North Under 16 ‘A’ hurling quarter final on Monday 3rd September in Toomevara at 6.45pm.

Under 14: Lorrha will play Newport in the North U14 ‘B’ hurling semi-final in Newport this evening, Wednesday 29th August at 7.00pm.

Under 11: Lorrha are taking part in the U11 Hurling Plate and are in the ‘B’ grade. They started last Monday week with a 2-4 to 2-2 defeat, away to Kiladangan. Last Monday, they hosted Newport in Moatfield and won 3-4 to 1-3. This Friday, they host Roscrea in Moatfield at 7.00pm.

Tipperary: Well done to the Tipperary Under 21 Hurlers in the All Ireland final against Cork on Sunday.

Darragh Guinan (U14) and Colm Fogarty & Michael Tierney (U16) were part of the Tipperary teams in the inter-county tournaments last weekend. Darragh was with the ‘A’ squad at the Tony Forrestal tournament in Waterford while Colm and Michael were on the U16 squad at the Foley tournament in Wexford where they lost by a point in the final.

Lotto: The jackpot is €6,150 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 Peter Burke. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

Sympathy: Lorrha GAA Club would like to sympathise with the Reddan family on the death of Ann Reddan, Cullagh, Rathcabbin, who past away last weekend. May she rest in peace.