Lorrha Notes

Glanbia plc, have announces that, in line with its relationship agreement with Glanbia Co-operative Society Limited, it is appointing Independent Non-Executive Director, Donard Gaynor, as Chairman in place of Martin Keane with effect from 8th October 2020. Martin will remain on the Board of the Company until his normal retirement at the 2021 AGM.

Donard Gaynor has been a director of Glanbia plc since March 2013 and is Chairperson of the Remuneration Committee and a member of both the Audit Committee and Nomination and Governance Committee as well as Board Director with responsibility for workforce engagement. Donard retired in December 2012 as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development of Beam, Inc., the premium spirits company previously listed on the New York Stock Exchange, based in Chicago, Illinois. A Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, he joined Beam Inc. in 2003 as Senior Vice President and Managing Director – International. Prior to this, he served in a variety of senior executive leadership roles with The Seagram Spirits & Wine Group in New York and was also Audit Client Services Partner with the New York office of PricewaterhouseCoopers. In November 2016, Donard was appointed Chairman of Hazelwood Demesne Limited ‘The Lough Gill Distillery’ Company.

Given his Board tenure, it is intended that Donard will be Chairman of the Company until no later than the 2022 AGM, at which point he will have served on the Board for nine years. The Company will announce a successor to the Chair in advance of that date.  Commenting on this announcement: Mr Gaynor said, “It is a privilege to be appointed Chairman of Glanbia plc.  I look forward to working with the Glanbia team and my Board colleagues on the successful delivery of strategy and value creation for our stakeholders. On behalf of the Board I want to thank Martin for his stewardship of the Group, in particular for his leadership through the current Covid-19 pandemic.”

Mr Keane said, “It has been an honour to serve as Chairman of Glanbia plc, I would like to thank Siobhán Talbot and my Board colleagues for their support during my tenure as Chairman. Since joining the Board Donard has brought experience and energy to Glanbia and in his role as Remuneration Committee Chair, he has led prior engagements with our shareholders. I know he will use those qualities and his experience to make an excellent Chairman. I would like to wish Donard well as he takes up his new role.

Photographs Required.

Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns are looking for photographs for the 2021 edition of the very popular Lorrha/Dorrha Parish Calendar. If you are willing to loan your photographs for possible inclusion, please call Louis on (086) 8493595, Mary at (087) 2601413 or Rose on (086) 8647166. All hard copies will be returned. You can also email your photographs to info@ Also, anyone wishing to advertise their business in the calendar can do so by contacting one of the above.

Church News.

With level 3 restrictions in place again due to the second wave of Covid – 19, there will be no Mass celebrations for the next few weeks anyhow. However, The churches (Lorrha & Rathcabbin) will remain open for anyone wishing to pray privately.
Masses remain available remotely live at Borrisokane mass times- 7pm Saturday and 10:30am Sunday- and a recording from Fr Michael from Terryglass. Please check the following links:  www.twitch.tv/borrisokaneparish  /  www.killaloediocese.ie/parish/borrisokane/   www.terryglass/kilbarron https://bit.ly/3bhnxfj  Weekdays Masses on Webcam 10am.Tues, Thurs, Fri. from Borrisokane.
October is the Month of the Rosary.  Please continue to recite the rosary when possible, asking Mary our Mother to pray for us and keep us safe during this trying time.


Sympathy is extended to John O’Brien, Killeen on the sudden death of his sister Kathleen, Clontarf, Dublin which occurred on Monday 5th October.
Predeceased by her parents Paddy and Annie, brother Paddy and sister Elizabeth. Kathleen will be sadly missed by her loving family; brother John and sisters Mary (Davis), Anne (Smyth) and Jo ( Sherry), brothers in law Mike and Larry, sister in law Collette, nephews, nieces, relatives and her wonderful circle of friends. After a private family funeral Mass in St. Brendan’s Church Birr, burial took place in Clonoghill Cemetery, Birr. May she rest in peace.

Gardai  Re-Introduces Operation Fanacht.

Following the Government’s decision to move the country to Level 3 of the National Framework for Living with COVID-19, An Garda Síochána  re-commenced Operation Fanacht as a nationwide policing operation focused on supporting public compliance with public health measures. Under Level 3, people are being encouraged not to travel out of their county unless for essential reasons. Gardai are encouraging people to adhere to national public health measures.

Help Line:

A COVID-19 support line is available for older people and is managed by ALONE,  a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am – 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.

Scam Email:

An Garda Síochána wish to alert the public to a “phishing” scam whereby persons are being contacted by an email claiming to be from the Department of Justice and Equality, but will use the words “Ireland Justice Department” and will come from the email address “jury@justice.ie”. The email is asking people to register for jury service by clicking on the link, “justice.ie”.

When a person clickes on the link, it redirects them to a cloned website, where a person’s name, date of birth and PPS number is sought. Gardai are advising the public not to respond to unsolicited emails or click on any links contained within them. Do not give away any personal data and report the matter to the Gardai. They are reminding people also that you will never be asked to register for jury service by email but people are contacted by the County Registrar. More information is available from Courts Services via the following link https://www.courts.ie/jury-service
Information on Crime Prevention can be found via the following link https://www.garda.ie/en/Crime-Prevention/

Free Repair and Reuse Directory for Tipperary.

Tipperary County Council are preparing a directory entitled Repair and Reuse. Anyone wishing to be included can do so for free and this directory will be available to everyone for free when complete. This will be a great asset for everyone for free. If you are involved in any of the following services please email: annmarie.clifford@tipperarycoco.ie 

Bicycle repairs and servicing, clothes alterations, computer and mobile phones repairs, domestic appliances repairs, gutters and roof repairs, furniture repair and upholstery, heating and pluming repairs, lawnmowers and garden machinery repairs, leather and shoe repairs, old photos restoration and cassette tape to CD transfer, restoration of old windows, watches and jewellery repairs, window and door repairs, second hand shops and finally charity shops. Another web page to visit is www.repairmystuff which has a directory of people who carry out repairs and business.

Help Line:

The Irish Hospice Foundation national bereavement helpline, Free phone – 1800 807077 – Mon-Fri, 10am-1pm, Support Line, in partnership with HSE, provides comfort and support in these exceptional times.

Closing Date for Grants:

Ifac is reminding Tipperary farmers that the closing date for Tranche 19 of TAMS is now the 30th October and the last TAMS II tranche closes on 31st December 2020. Farmers who won’t have an application ready for the 31st October only have three months before this last tranche closes. The grants available under TAMS II are 40% of €80,000 and this increases to 60% if an applicant is a Young Trained Farmer. Registered farm partnerships also allow for a “double” ceiling of a grant that can be claimed on a total spend of up to €160,000. The Low Emissions Slurry Equipment scheme is another grant that is often forgotten about. These grants are available for certain slurry spreading equipment and are for 40% of €40,000, and this increases to 60% if an applicant is a Young Trained Farmer (must apply through YFCIS). Registered farm partnerships are allowed an extra ceiling with a total spend of up to €60,000. The last tranche closes on 31st December 2020. While a farmer won’t miss out being able to apply for TAMS II, if they apply in the wrong tranche it could delay their investments/the timescale for their investment proposals.

Re-Use Month:

Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns committee wish to inform the community that October is Ireland’s National Reuse month. We should learn to value our stuff by using and reusing it for as long and as often as possible. Avoid waste so take a look around you and see how much you can reuse this month.

 Webinar for PPN members:

Tipperary PPN will host a webinar on the preparation of the new Tipperary County Development Plan

Date: Tuesday 20th October 2020. Time: 7.00pm – 8.00pm. Presenter on the night:

Nuala O’Connell, Senior Executive Planner, Tipperary County Council.

The webinar will explain the following:  Process of preparing the County Development Plan, the role of the Plan, key issues to be addressed,  how you can get involved,  Q & A session.

In advance of the webinar, you are invited to review the dedicated County Development Plan website, and in particular the Issues Paper, click here: https://www.tipperarycoco.ie/stage-1-pre-draft-tipperary-county-development-plan-2022-2028.


There will be some time for questions and answers following the presentation on the night but if you have any specific questions already in relation to the County Development Plan, please submit them when registering for the webinar.

To register for this webinar:   email info@ppntipperary.ie with “County Development Plan Webinar” in the subject box.  Please give your name or the person attending the webinars name and your PPN member name (community group you are involved with)  Limited spaces available and registration required before 2pm Monday the 19th October.

GAA Notes:


The jackpot is at €10’350 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at clubforce.com.


Well done to all of our players who have made Tipperary panels for the coming season, including Kevin Cahalan (Minor footballers), Clodagh McIntyre, Celine Guinan (Camogie) and of course Brian Hogan and Bonner Maher.


Sympathies to John O’Brien, Killeen on the death of his sister Kathleen. May she Rest In Peace.

Tipperary GAA draw:

Congrats to Kathleen Gleeson who won €200 in the Tipperary GAA draw at the weekend. Fingers crossed for some more Lorrha winners throughout the course of the year.