Lorrha Notes

ICSA will not agree to any proposals from the Department on its TB strategy until all outstanding issues around compensation and wildlife measures (including deer) are dealt with in a satisfactory way, according to its animal health and welfare chair Hugh Farrell. ICSA agrees that there is a need for enhanced support for herds that have had a long and difficult TB experience. However, the term “enhanced support” is not analogous with provisions such as imposing a 30-day pre-movement test. Mr Farrell said that the ICSA would not even entertain this discussion unless it was guaranteed that any such proposals were limited to very specific cases of herds that have had severe and recurring TB outbreaks. There must be a satisfactory conclusion to the outstanding questions relating to compensation and a commitment to fully confront the role of wildlife

Nearly There.

With just two weeks left in Level 5 restrictions before the country can hopefully throw open their doors again in preparation for the Christmas season, let’s not lose the run of ourselves entirely as this awful virus knows no boundaries. Please continue to follow the advice of the Government and HSE in the run up and during the Christmas season. Countries around the world have cautiously welcomed the great news that Pfizer say their Covid-19 vaccine is 90% proof so the sooner it’s rolled out the better for everyone. Don’t forget An Post will ensure free delivery of all cards and letters posted to and from residents of nursing and care homes in Ireland. Just write freepost where the stamp normally goes and make sure to include your own name and address on the back.

Church News.

Level 5 Covid 19. Both Lorrha and Rathcabbin churches will remain open for anyone wishing to pray privately.  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 Breeda Gleeson.

Sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of the late Breda Gleeson (née Mounsey), Lordspark, Rathcabbin who passed away on Tuesday 10th November. Peacefully, after a long illness bravely borne. Predeceased by her parents Bridie and Stephen. Deeply regretted by her loving husband Barry, son Brian, brother’s John, Timmy, Stevie, Ger, Liam and Anthony, sister Marie, mother-in-law Margaret, father-in-law Lar, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews aunts and uncle, carers, relatives, neighbours and friends.
After funeral Mass in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church Rathcabbin on Thursday 12th. burial took place in Bonoham Cemetery.  May she rest in peace.

November Intentions.

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.

Remembrance Mass:

 Remembrance Mass will take place in Lorrha Church on Thursday 19th at 7.30pm for those who have died during the last year. As people cannot attend due to current restrictions, the mass will be streamed online. Find the link on Lorrha Parish and Visit Lorrha Dorrha Facebook pages.

Trades Directory.

Scéal Community Group are setting up a directory for local trades people and businesses. If you would like your business included, please send a private message to our Facebook page Visit Lorrha Dorrha or text 087 440 2496

Remembrance 2020

Because 2020 has been a year like no other, the Diocese of Killaloe, in collaboration with the Anglican Diocese of Limerick, Killaloe & Ardfert has decided to hold a Day of Remembrance on Friday evening November 20th for those who have died in 2020.  This Day aims to acknowledge those who have died this year and those who have been bereaved through the death of loved ones. It includes the remembrance of those who have died as a result of the global pandemic, as well as those who have died from other causes. The day will help us to remember our own beloved dead but also acknowledge and pray for those whose passing and mourning has been so cruelly affected by the COVID protocols in hospitals and nursing homes and around funerals.

The focus of the Remembrance Day will be on short moments of prayer in which everyone can participate at home.  These include the following: A short radio message and blessing from Bishop Fintan and Bishop Kenneth Kearon (Church of Ireland) will mark the beginning of the day’s prayer.  (This will also be available on diocesan and parish websites, on Facebook and other social media platforms).  A Diocese-wide moment of silence and individual prayer at 12 noon to remember the dead and bereaved.  The angelus bell will be a reminder of this moment. A short prayer time to be broadcast on Clare FM and Tipp FM on Friday evening around 7 p.m.  People are invited to light candles and place them in the window in the evening as an act of remembrance.

Anniversary Masses.

 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: info@loughderg.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

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.

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.

Well Done.

Well done to Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher, Brian Hogan and the Tipperary senior hurling team who are through to the all Ireland quarter final after their victory over Cork on Saturday last. Galway have been drawn as their opponents while Waterford will play Clare in the other quarter final. Tipperary will return to the LIT Gaelic Grounds for the All-Ireland hurling championship quarter-final against Galway next Saturday. The match starts at 1.15pm and will be shown live on RTE.

Saturday’s other quarter-final between Waterford and Clare will be played at Páirc Uí Chaoimh, with a 3.45 start, and will be shown live on Sky Sports Mix. We wish our two lads and the team the very best.

Congratulations also to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipp senior camogie girls who recorded a five point victory over Waterford in the quarter final on Saturday last. The girls are out in two weeks time where they play the present All Ireland holders Galway in the semi-final and we wish them well.

GAA Notes

Tipperary: Well done to our three county players Brian Hogan, Patrick Maher and Clodagh McIntyre on their victories with Tipperary over the weekend. Best of luck to Brian and Bonner this weekend against Galway.

 RIP: Sympathies also to the Gleeson and Mounsey families on the death of Breda Mounsey.

 Lotto:  There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €10,950. The numbers drawn on 16 November were: 1-7-19-27. 2 Match 3’s: Margaret Gleeson, Helen & Martin Corrigan share €120. Promoters: Margaret Gleeson, D&K Mannion, Internet.
Next Monday’s draw will be for a jackpot of €11,100 with a Match 3 pot of €100. Team 6 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.
The jackpot is at €11’100 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).


Tipperary: Well done to our three county players Brian Hogan, Patrick Maher, and Clodagh McIntyre on their victories with Tipperary over the weekend. Best of luck to Brian and Bonner this weekend against Galway.

RIP: Sympathies also to the Gleeson and Mounsey families on the death of Breda Mounsey.