Lorrha Notes

Lorrha & Dorrha U12 Camogie team pictured with their mentors after a successful blitz recently.
Front from left: Front L to R: Leah Delaney, Lauren Dermody, Thia Houlihan, Caroline McDonagh, Leanne Sullivan.
Back:  Caroline O Brien, Hazel Reddin, Grace Broderick, Julie Burke, Ella O’Meara, Kate Houlihan, Rachel Cleary, Lily Sherlock, Aoife Moylan, Moya Duffy, Celine Cleary, Siobhan Reddin, Isa Duffy. Missing from the photo are Muriel Tooher, Emma Kennedy, Kayleigh Ryan and mentor Michelle Hogan.


Sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Mary Darcy, Portland, Lorrha who died on Wednesday 1st May Tullamore Hospital. Nee Corrigan, Mary was predeceased by her husband Jimmy twelve months ago and by her brothers Martin, Hubie and John. She is survived by her children Susan, Philip and Seamus, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brother Paddy, sister Kitty, daughters in-law, brother in-law, sisters in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and a large cicle of friends to whom sympathy is offered.
After funeral Mass in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Terryglass, on Monday May 6th. burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.

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.
Mass in Lorrha Church on Saturday 11th May at 6.30pm and in Rathcabbin church the following day at 11.30am. Please Note: On Saturday 18th May, Vigil Mass will be in Rathcabbin at 6:30pm. Sunday 19th, Mass for First Holy communion will be in Lorrha at 11:00am.

Padre Pio Mass.

The monthly Padre Pio Mass will be celebrated in St. Brendan’s Church Birr on Thursday May 16th. Rosary at 7.00 followed by Mass at 7.30pm.

News From Lorrha School
Sacraments.  Pupils from the three schools in the parish will receive the sacrament of their First Holy Communion in St. Ruadhan’s Church Lorrha on Sunday May 19th at 11.00am.
On the following Friday May 24th. we welcome Bishop Fintan Monahan who will administer the sacrament of Confirmation in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church Rathcabbin at 11.00am.
We wish all the children from the three schools every good wish and we hope they have a memorable day with their families.
Well done to Conor Kennedy who enjoyed his participation in the recent Eason’s Spelling Bee competition for schools.
On Wednesday May 1st our seniors enjoyed a hurling blitz in McDonagh Park in Nenagh. Our thanks to the organisers, referee and caretaker.
Our after school activities such as music, speech and drama, German etc. will continue right up to the summer holidays.
We continue to collect all used batteries including fence batteries for the Laura Lynn children’s hospital foundation. Many thanks to all who have given us their used batteries and a special thanks to all the farmers who brought in their old fence batteries. Please continue to bring to us. We also continue to collect used postage stamps which we send to the missions.
We had great excitement on May 1st when we spotted the swallows return to their usual nesting place in the school. And, we also heard the cuckoo for the first time this year. Summer has arrived!

A Note of Thanks.

Lorrha artist Ute Duggan wishes to extend her thanks to all her art students for their participation in this year’s children’s art exhibition in Portumna library, to their parents for all their support and to Theresa Tierney and Mary Hourigan for their generous help at all times. It was a wonderful success!

Refresh Lorrha Continues.

Refresh work evening in Lorrha continues on Monday evening May 13th.  Meet outside the Community Hall at 7.00pm and if you can, do bring sweeping brushes, spade/shovel, barrow if you have them. If you cannot bring implements, just come along yourself. The work evenings will continue every Monday evening but if a different evening suits most people, please let us know on (086) 8493595 / (087) 2601413. Let’s all work together and support each other as many hands make light work. Many thanks to those who showed up last week. More help though will make the job quicker and faster for all.

Scheme Worker Required.

A vacancy has arisen for a scheme worker with Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns. To qualify for the RSS scheme you or a family member must have a herd/flock number and in receipt of either farm assist or job seekers allowance. If interested call (086) 8647166 in strictest confidence.


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.

Good Luck.

The best of luck is extended to Colm Fogarty and the Tipperary minor team when they take on Cork in the Munster hurling championship at Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Sunday next May 12th at 2.00pm.

Memorial Day.

Offaly Commemoration of Irish Famine victim will hold their ‘Memorial Day’ in Kilcormac, Cadamstown, Rahelin and Ballyboy on Sunday 12th May. Ceremonies commence with Mass in Kilcormac Church at 11.30am. followed by ceremonies in Cadamstown at 12.30pm, Rahelin at 1.40pm and in Ballyboy at 3.15pm. Famine walk Rahelin to Ballyboy starts at 1.50pm. All are welcome to attend. Enquiries to PRO at (057) 9135328. ‘Least We Forget’.