The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has announced that it has confirmed avian influenza subtype H5N8 in a wild bird in County Limerick.
The peregrine falcon was submitted to the Limerick Regional Veterinary Laboratory as part of the Department’s wild bird AI surveillance programme.
Further tests are being carried out to determine whether the virus is the same highly pathogenic strain that is currently present in Great Britain, the Netherlands and Germany. The results of these tests will not be available until late next week.
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has confirmed that although the H5N8 subtype can cause serious disease in poultry and other birds, no human infections with this virus have been reported world-wide and therefore risk to humans is considered to be very low.
The Department remains in close contact with industry stakeholders and reiterates that strict bio-security measures are necessary to prevent the introduction of avian influenza into poultry and captive bird flocks. Flock owners should remain vigilant for any signs of disease in their flocks, and report any disease suspicion to their nearest Department Veterinary Office.
Lorrha Development / Tidy Towns wish to extend sincere thanks to all individual and business people who once again placed advertising in the 2021 edition of the very popular annual Lorrha Parish calendar. Without your continued support we simply could not produce such a keepsake.
The calendar will be in the shops in the near future. Watch this space for further details.
Level 5 Covid 19. Both Lorrha and Rathcabbin churches will remain open for anyone wishing to pray privately for the next 6 weeks. Masses will be available online (see details below).
Up to 25 mourners can attend a funeral service. Up to 25 guests can attend a wedding ceremony and reception. Baptisms-postponed unless an emergency. First Friday Calls-we can arrange to have a family member to give Holy Communion to their relative. Confessions-may be heard upon request. These arrangements will remain in place until level five restrictions are lifted on December 1st.
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.
Late Zara Harding – Horan.
Sympathy is extended to the Horan family Aglish and the Harding family Lorrha on the death of a daughter, sister and granddaughter Zara Harding – Horan who died on Monday November 2nd at Cork University Hospital. Zara will be sadly missed and remembered always by her parents Declan and Alison, brother Jamie, sister Charlotte, Granny Violet and Grandad Henry, Granny Vina and Grandad Seamus, aunties and uncles, cousins, close family and friends.
After funeral service in St. Ruadhan’s Church of Ireland, Lorrha on Wednesday 4th. burial took place in Terryglass Cemetery. May she rest in peace.
Late Sinead O’Brien.
Sympathy is extended to the O’Brien Family Riverstown, and the Maher families Rathcabbin on the death of Sinead O’Brien which occurred on Monday November 2nd. in Beaumont Hospital.
She will be forever missed by her heartbroken family; husband Alan, sons Conall and Oisín, parents Ollie and Martina, sisters Catriona and Elaine, parents-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, uncles, aunts, cousins, relatives and a large circle of very dear friends.
After funeral Mass in The Church of The Annunciation, Carrig on Thursday 5th burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.
Late Timothy Slevin.
Sympathy is extended to Chrissie Hoctor, Nenagh on the death of her brother, and the Slevin family Kilregane and relatives in the parish of the late Timmie Slevin, Mohill, Leitrim and formally Kilregane, Lorrha which occurred on Saturday November 7th suddenly but peacefully, aged 91.Back in the arms of his beloved Tina (died 27 June 20). Much loved and deeply missed by son Michael, daughter Fiona, daughter-in-law Fiona, grand-children Seán, Niamh and Jennifer, sister Chrissie, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, godchildren, nieces, nephews and large extended family; also by his old ESB colleagues, hurling teammates and many valued friends and neighbours.
Burial took place after funeral Mass in St. Patrick’s Church, Mohill on Monday last November 9th. May he rest in peace.
Anyone wishing to have deceased members of their families remembered throughout November can do so by dropping their lists into the Parochial House in Lorrha.
For anyone wishing to book an anniversary mass please contact the Parish Office on 090-9747009. Both Fr Tom and Fr Michael are happy to include anniversaries in their weekend masses, in Terryglass by audio on Saturday evenings and on webcam on Sunday mornings in Borrisokane.
November Memorial Service.
Lough Derg November Memorial service for deceased pilgrims and benefactors Is live via webcam from St. Mary’s Church, Pettigo, Sunday 22nd November at 7pm www.churchservices.tv/pettigo . To enrol a departed loved one please contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 0(0353) 71 9861518 or write to: Fr La Flynn, Prior, Lough Derg, Pettigo, Co. Donegal f94 yc60
Marriage Preparation during Covid:
Accord CLG is providing a 4 hour facilitated virtual interactive programme for couples preparing for marriage. See Accord.ie or phone 01 5053112
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.
Lorrha GAA Helping Hand.
If anyone needs a helping hand, Lorrha GAA club would like to offer their services whether it’s to collect groceries, collect prescriptions etc. Ring Joe Dolan (0879673124), Maureen Guinan (0872426965), Niall McIntyre (0857623158), David Fogarty (0872681134), Colm Kennedy (0868170633) all of whom will be happy to help.
The best of luck is extended to Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher, Brian Hogan and the Tipperary senior hurling team when they play Cork this coming Saturday 14th in the second round of the All-Ireland senior hurling championship qualifiers. Throw in is at 4.00pm in the Gaelic grounds, Limerick.
There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €10,800. The numbers drawn on 9 November were: 17-18-21-31 No Match 3. Lucky Dips: Mary Molloy, Eamonn Maher, Vincent Liffey, Stephen Houlihan. Promoters: Betty Houlihan, Margaret Gleeson, Mulrooney’s Gala. Next Monday’s draw will be for a jackpot of €10,950 with Match 3 pot of €120 with Team 5 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.
Support local businesses: It is more important than ever to support the local businesses in our parish, and we would urge all members to shop local and support local when possible.
Helping hand: If anyone needs a helping hand, the club would like to offer our services whether it’s to collect groceries, collect prescriptions etc. Ring Joe Dolan(0879673124), Maureen Guinan (0872426965), Tom Kennedy, (0879191689) , Louis McCormack (0868493595), Colm Kennedy (0868170633) all of whom will be happy to help.
RIP: Sympathies to the O’Brien family Carrig on the death of Sinead O’Brien. Sympathies also to the Harding family, Kilregane on the death of Zara and to the Slevin family on the death of Tim.
AGM: The club’s AGM will take place as soon as the current restrictions are lifted.
Lotto: The jackpot is at €10’950 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at clubforce.com. Lotto envelopes can be dropped off at the clubhouse, at Mulrooney’s, Kelly’s, or at the Scéal shop. If you need Lotto envelopes, contact chairman Joe Dolan (0879673124), Hubert Duggan (0872185995) or Kevin Molloy (0876738986).