Lorrha Notes

A group of over 40 ladies from North Tipp and South Offaly who competed in the Ladies Mini Marathon to raise money for charity. You can read about their achievement and see where the money went in the Midland Tribune this week. Can you pick out any local ladies in this photograph?  

Community Market in Rathcabbin.

Lakeshore Community Market at Rathcabbin Hall on Saturday 10th August, 10am – 1pm  Enjoy home grown vegetables, baking, local honey, crafts and a coffee morning. Volunteers welcome on the day to help.

Well Done William.

Well done to William Holmes, Rathcabbin who won 1st place in the mouth organ (15-18 years), in the Munster Fleadh Cheoil in Ennis recently. A member of the Roscrea Comhaltas, William loves his music and is indeed a lovely young musician. We wish his much success in the future.


Sympathy is extended to Michael Quirke and family, Lorrha on the death of his sister Joan Carroll, Dublin which occurred after a long illness bravely borne, on Friday 26th July. After funeral Mass in   St. Dominic’s Church, Millbrook Lawns. burial took place in Mount Venus Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Birthday Greetings.

Congratulations is extended to Mick O’Meara The Hill, who celebrated the fine young age of his 102nd  birthday last week-end. We wish him continued good health and many more birthdays to come. Well done Mick.

Church News.

Please Note that all details of Mass times, dates and contact numbers are detailed on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie Vigil Mass in Lorrha Church on Saturday August 10th at 6.30pm and in Rathcabbin  Church the following day at 11.30am.

Autumn Pilgrimage.

This year’s Autumn Killaloe Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes leaves from Shannon Airport on Sunday 29th September to Friday 4th October. €699 with €20 discount for online booking to joewalshtours.ie

Selection of Photographs.

A selection of photographs from the visit to Ireland of Martin O’Meara’s VC medal can be viewed on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie under the Martin O’Meara page.


Commiserations to  Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary Intermediate camogie team who were beaten by Derry in the last round of the championship on Saturday last.  However, the girls already had enough work done to see them to the knock out stages. Clodagh and the girls will now go on to play Galway in the All Ireland semi-final which is down for August 17th. Well done Clodagh.

30th Anniversary Outing.

Lorrha & Dorrha Golf Society celebrate their 30th Anniversary this year in Birr Golf Club on Saturday 10th August. To book on time sheet, call Tony Coen on (087) 6219639 or Pauline Needham on (086) 3721903 between 9.00 am and 12 noon.

2019 Shorelines Art Exhibition

 Call to artists:  Please bring your art work to the Irish Workhouse Centre Portumna on either Sunday 1st September, 2.30pm-4.30pm or Monday 2nd Sept, 5pm-7pm.Exhibition Launch on Sunday, 8th Sept, 5pm-7pm. Full details on www.shorelinesartsfestival.com/calling-all-artists.html or call 087 6319890.

Starting your own Business Course

Starting your own Business course commencing in Birr on Wednesday, 11 September. Running over 6 consecutive Wednesday evenings until 16 October from 7 – 10 pm. Course fee only €70, or free to JSB or JSA payment recipients. For more information and to reserve a place, please contact Local Enterprise Office Offaly, on 057 9357480 or download an application form from their websitewww.localenterprise.ie/Offaly.


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 Hurling: With Tipperary progressing to the All Ireland Senior & Under 20 Hurling Finals, the club championship won’t resume 1-2 September. Tipperary will play Templederry in round 2 of the O’Riain Cup in their next game.

Junior Hurling: Lorrha will play Silvermines in the North Junior ‘B’ Hurling Championship semi-final on Friday 16thAugust in Borrisokane at 7.00pm.

Junior Football: An understrength Lorrha were defeated 1-9 to 1-1 by Eire Og Annacarty in round 2 of the County Junior ‘B’ Football Championship in Templemore on Saturday. Lorrha will play Galtee Rovers in round 3 this Saturday in Borrisoleigh at 6.30pm needing a win to progress to the quarter finals.

Minor Hurling: The Minor hurlers earned their first win of the championship with a 2-17 to 0-15 victory over Portroe in Ballinderry last Wednesday with Michael Egan top scoring with 2-8. This Wednesday, 7th August, they play Ballinahinch/Templederry in Shallee @ 7.00pm while the final group game against Burgess will be played in Moatfield on a date to be confirmed.

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers Gaels played Borrisokane in Moatfield on Monday week last and won 1-19 to 2-7. They are through to the quarter finals which will be played on Monday 12th or Friday 16th August.

Tipperary: Well done to the under 20’s in their All Ireland semi-final against Wexford last Sunday.

Well done also to the Tipperary senior camogie team in their All Ireland quarter final against Limerick and to Clodagh McIntyre and the Intermediate team on progressing to the All Ireland semi-final.

All Ireland Final Tickets: will be redistributed among club members over the next week. We will reveal date of the draw in the coming days. There will be no tickets available online or in shops.

Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw: Congratulations to Fr John Donnelly who won €200 in the August Draw held last Friday. This was our third winner of the 2019/2020 Draw so far. We would ask all promoters to bring their accounts up to date ahead of the September draw.

Lotto: The jackpot is at €4,050 with a Match 3 pot of €120. You can play online at www.clubforce.com

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday, 9th August with Checkers. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

Lorrha Parish Golf Outing: takes place this Saturday 10th August in Birr Golf Club. Time-sheet from 9am to 12 noon. To book contact Society President Pauline Needham or Tony Coen 0876219639.