Lorrha Notes

Flowers from the recent Biodiversity event in Lorrha.

Biodiversity Day

Sincere thanks to all from Lorrha Development Association, Lorrha N.S. and Sceal who together organised the Biodiversity Day which took place on Wednesday of last week at the Community Hall. Thanks also to all who attended and participated. The schoolchildren, who last year were awarded the Green Flag for their study of Biodiversity, gave us a flavour of how they have engaged with wildlife and a sense of their understanding of its importance. Their presentation was informative, inspiring and challenging. Michael O’Meara, MCC, spoke about his work as a beekeeper and drew our attention to some of the actions we can take to help bees, the most important pollinating insects. Well done everyone.

Golfing News.

Rags golfing society are off to Mountrath golf club for their next outing on Saturday June 22nd. Tee off at 11.00am.


The judging of the TidyTowns competition now in full swing. Much work still remains to be done in Lorrha village, specifically the sweeping of the footpaths, removal of weed growth, tidying/weeding of flowerbeds and of course help with the watering of the flowers throughout the summer months. Lorrha Development welcome your help and co-operation for any of this.

New Dog Fouling Bins Fitted.

Together with Tipperary Co. Council, Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns recently installed two new mutt mitts in the village to help people with dogs to easily dispose of dog litter. Mutt mitts are handy plastic gloves that turn into bags and people can pick up safely after their dog and take home the litter with them to dispose of.  The mutt mitts were provided by Tipperary County Council who last week launched an anti-dog fouling campaign.

The campaign will target “hotspot” dog fouling areas, with wardens out in the early mornings and late evenings. The council will also place mobile pop-up stands promoting anti-dog fouling in areas where there is high footfall such as around libraries, participating supermarkets and swimming pools. To help owners dispose of their dog waste in a safe manner Tipperary County Council have installed mutt mitt dispensers throughout the county and are urging community groups to avail of the mutt mitts.

Date for your Diary

Lorrha Parish Golf Society outing will take place this year in Birr Golf club on August 10th.  Mark the date in your diary. Watch this space for entries.

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 Redwood Church on Saturday 13th June at 6.30pm and in Rathcabbin church the following day at 11.30am.


Pastoral Area All Night Adoration Vigil on the Feast of Corpus Christi. St Peter and Paul’s Church Borrisokane (Adoration Room)  from7pm Mass Sat 22nd to 10am Sun 23rdJune.

Special intentions:

  • The ministry of the priesthood
  • More priestly vocations                 • Faith renewal in our parishes.

Your invitation to spend time with Jesus.

See posters or contact Olive 0864000680, Marie 0863911233, Betty 0876667374, or Mary 0879167594.

Lough Derg Polgrimage

Pilgrimage season is underway and the Cashel and Emly 3 Day Pilgrimage to Lough Derg  is on from Thursday, June 20 to Saturday, June 22. For further information about travel arrangements: Contact Bridget O’Dea (Loughmore) 086-6792754 or Fr Martin Murphy (Drom) 086-3868877.  There will be buses from many parts of the county.

Summer Camp

Busy bodies Summer Camp 2019 takes place in Killeen National School, starting July 1st for 3 weeks. Age 3yrs to 10 yrs. Hours – 9.30am to 3pm, for more information please phone Ann at 087 9625218.  Forms available in Credit Union, Birr.

Coffee Morning.

As part of Nursing Home Ireland week, St. Kieran’s Care Home Rathcabbin are holding a coffee morning on Friday 14th June from 10.20 to 12 noon. All are very welcome to attend.

Rathcabbin Community Hall.

Small meeting room or large hall space available to hire for meetings, courses and occasions. For enquiries and bookings call (087) 1364936.

Good Luck.

The best of luck to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary Intermediate camogie team who play Down on Saturday 15th in the first round of the championship. The game is fixed for 3.00pm in the camogie pitch at the Ragg and will precede the senior game at 5.00 v Waterford.

Good wishes also to Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher and Brian Hogan and the Tipperary senior team who meet Limerick on Sunday in Semple Stadium and  to Colm Fogarty and the Minor team who are also out on Sunday.

Feile Winner. 

Congratulations to Celine Guinan who won the Tipperary Feile Skills competition which took place recently. We wish Celine the best of luck when she represents the county in the All Ireland finals later this month. Good luck Celine.


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.

A Great Night is in Store.

There’s a great night planned over in Aglish Hall for the hooley on Saturday night coming the 15th . The organising committee are the  Aglish Sociable ladies and they are throwing this mid summer party from 6pm with live music by Colin Kenny, Sarah and Simon and Sean Gleeson. There’s going to be plenty of craic and the all important BBQ too. The draw for the raffle tickets which are presently on sale, will also take place with spot prizes galore on the night.  A great evening / night is guaranteed.  So get on your dancing shoes and be ready to enjoy! Entry is by donation only. All proceeds will go to Suaimhneas and North Tipp Hospice.

GAA News

There was 1 lucky winner of our lotto jackpot of €12,150. Bridie McInerney chose the lucky numbers: 4-10-20-31.= Winning Promoter: Thomas P Cahalan.
Next Monday’s draw jackpot is €3,000 with a Match 3 pot of €100 so make sure you are in the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Senior Hurling: Lorrha were due to play Shannon Rovers in the penultimate round of division 2 of the County Hurling League last evening (Tuesday) but Lorrha received a walkover, our second in the campaign which is disappointing as the players want the matches. The final group game will be at home to Mullinahone on Sunday 23rdJune at 12.00pm with Lorrha needing a win to reach the final and be promoted.

Junior Hurling: The Junior ‘B’ hurlers got their North Championship campaign underway against Moneygall last Saturday where they had an emphatic 5-21 to 0-8 victory.

Next up they are away to Ballina this Saturday 15th June at 7.30pm.

Minor Hurling: Lorrha Rovers Gaels take on Moneygall/Clonakenny in the North Division 2 League final towards the end of the month with the championship beginning in early July.

Under 14: The Under 14 ‘B’ Hurling Championship began on Thursday last with Lorrha at home to Kiladangan and they enjoyed a 1-15 to 1-5 victory. This Wednesday, Lorrha are away to Borrisokane at 7.00pm

Under 12: The Under 12 ‘B’ Hurling Championship was due to begin on Tuesday week last against Kilruane MacDonaghs but the game was postponed due to the weather but was rescheduled with Kilruane winning 2-7 to 1-4. On Friday last, they were home to Nenagh and won 2-7 to 1-4.

On Tuesday 11th June, they are away to Portroe but no result at the time of going to press. This Friday 14th June, they are at home to Newport while on Tuesday 18thJune, they are away to Templederry. Both games at 7.00pm.

Tipperary: Best of luck to Patrick Maher, Brian Hogan, Colm Fogarty and the Tipperary senior & minor hurlers in the Munster Championship against Clare on Sunday.

Best of luck to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary intermediate camogie team who play Down in the All Ireland Championship on Saturday.

Cul Camp: Lorrha Cul Camp takes place from Monday 22nd to Friday 26th July. Register online at: https://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie

Lotto: The jackpot is €3,000 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.clubforce.com

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday, 14th June with Adrian Ryan. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.