Lorrha Notes

On Sale.   The 2021 Lorrha parish calendar is now in the shops and can be purchased in the shop in Lorrha village, Mulrooney’s at The Ferry, O’Meara’s Super Valu Portumna, Boathouse, Salmons, Heenan’s Borrisokane, Flynn’s of Carrigahorig, Buckley’s Super Valu, Birr. Packed from front cover to back cover with photos from the past and the present, the calendar is out in time to post to family or friends living away from home. In this pandemic year where family may not be home for the Christmas, why not send them a piece of the parish in the shape of this calendar. If you would like to have a calendar posted to you, call (086) 8647166 or email info@

Government Announce Fines.

Last week the Government made a number of new rules around the breaching of Covid-19 rules and the consequences involved. A new statutory instrument, which was signed by Health Minister Stephen Donnelly at the weekend, gave legal effect to the fines – four weeks after the legislation underpinning them was passed in the Dail. Details of the fines which can be imposed are under the Health Act 1947 (Fixed Payment Notice and Dwelling Event Provisions) (Covid-19) Regulations 2020, the following fixed charge penalties will apply. For not wearing a face mask where required: €80. Breach of travel regulations (5km rule): €100. Attending a house party or outdoor event: €150. Organising a house party or outdoor event: €500. The alleged offender will have 28 days to pay the fine and If they fail to pay (for whatever reason) a prosecution will be initiated and matter will be brought before the courts.

Church News.

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. Watch this space for further details.

First Friday.

Friday coming the  4th December is the first Friday of the month. Mass will be available on webcam from Borrisokane at 10am.

A Message from the Diocese:

In these times of Government lockdown and restrictions on attendances at public masses, many people who are unable to attend church services are interested in contributing to the support of their parish or their priests. Sincere thanks to all our parishioners who have contributed during this time. It is now possible to make a contribution by credit or debit card directly to your parish using the Diocesan Website – www.killaloediocese.ie. The full contribution as received by the Diocesan website will be fully paid to your parish. Simply go to the Diocesan Website and click on the red “Donate to your Parish” button on the top of the page. You will be invited to select your parish and the parish fund you wish to contribute to. Your support is greatly appreciated.


Is available to help people experiencing isolation during lockdown, over Christmas or at anytime.  Support is available by going to www.aware.ie  or https://www.aware.ie/support/support-groups/


Sympathy is extended to the family and the relatives in the parish of  Tommy [Tom] Burke
Borrisokane, who passed away in Milford Hospice on Monday 23rd. November, after a short illness.
Predeceased by his son Thomas, he is survived by his loving wife Nora, much loved dad of Ann, Pamela and Elizabeth, his adored grandchildren Dylan, Nicole,Lily, Ethan and Mason and much anticipated great-grandchild, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews extended family and friends. Tommy’s remains were laid to rest after funeral Mass on Friday last in SS Peter and Paul’s Church, Borrisokane. May he rest in peace.


Commiserations to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary senior camogie squad who lost their all Ireland semi- final bid to Galway on Saturday last.

Lorrha Camogie.

 The club extend hard luck to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary senior camogie team on their defeat to reigning champions Galway. We look forward to supporting her when the county scene resumes in the new year. Please note the camogie AGM will be held this Friday night Dec. 4th. at 7.30pm in the clubhouse.

Littering in Cemetery.

A lady who visited Bonoham Cemetery in Rathcabbin recently to visit the final resting place of her ancestors, was very upset and shocked to see the amount of rubbish that is dumped in the ruins of the old Chapel which is situated in the cemetery. Old wreaths, dead flowers, plastic, wheelbarrow, ladder, tyres and several big black bags of rubbish are very unsightly and  disrespectful to the deceased because it is just left on graves. This lady found the whole experience very upsetting and asked the question ‘why don’t people bring home their rubbish? After all, most people have their own household bins nowadays’. She is hoping that when she returns that the people responsible for the dumping will have removed the litter from the cemetery.

GAA Notes;

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €11,250. The numbers drawn on 30 November were: 8-9-15-27. No Match 3. Lucky Dips: Margaret Healy, Margaret Gleeson, Noreen Houlihan, James Guinan. Promoters: Agnes Sherlock, Joe Dolan, Willie Fogarty.
Next Monday’s draw will be for a jackpot of €11,400 with a Match 3 pot of €120 so make sure you are in the draw. Team 8 in charge. Thank you for your continued support.

Féile Skills: Well done to all who took part in and helped organise our Féile skills competition on Saturday. Congrats to winners Conor Kennedy (Hurling) and Liam Donoghue (Football), and to Lee Hogan who was second in both. Best of luck to Conor and Lee in the Divisional competitions which they will go forward to next month.

Tipperary: Hard luck to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary camogie team against Galway at the weekend.

 Calendar: The Lorrha calendar is now on sale which includes pictures of the U16 North Championship winning team, the U12 camogie team amongst others. The calendar will be on sale in An Scéal and Mulrooney’s as well as a number of shops in Portumna and Borrisokane. Mary Coen, Rose Mannion, Pat Hough and Louis McCormack will also be selling copies while anyone looking for a copy to be posted to them can call 0868647166 or email info@

 AGMS: The camogie AGM takes place this Friday at 7.30 in the clubhouse. All Covid guidelines will be adhered to and all are asked to bring a mask. We aim to hold our juvenile AGM in early December, while the adult AGM will take place in January.

 Lotto: The jackpot has reached the princely sum of €11’400 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).

 RIP: Sypmathies to the Burke and Sullivan families on the death of Tommy Burke, Borrisokane.