Lorrha Notes

Covid Scam.

An Garda Síochána is aware of members of the public having received fraudulent text messages and calls regarding Covid vaccinations. An Garda Síochána, the HSE and The Department of Health would like to advise members of the public to be aware of potential scams relating to the Covid-19 vaccine.  A number of people have recently received phone calls or text messages in which they are offered vaccinations. However, the callers and on text messages, are then providing fraudulent vaccination dates and looking to extract sensitive personal details. The details requested include, the person’s name, PPS number, date of birth and address. The HSE will never text seeking such information. Your local GP will be the first point of contact about vaccination so keep that in mind.  The Covid-19 vaccine is free and it is not available privately. Never disclose private information over phone or via text message. Gardai say never give out your PPS Number to anyone who makes unsolicited contact with you whether by phone or email. Never give away personal data or disclose who you may live with or if you live alone. If you receive such a call, just hang up.
Anyone who mistakenly provides personal information in response to this scam should contact report the matter to their local Garda Station. We would ask that members of the public make contact with any vulnerable friends or family to make them aware of these calls and text messages. If you have questions or concerns relating to Covid testing or vaccination, please contact the HSE. For further information on the vaccine rollout and on which groups are currently being vaccinated please consult HSE.ie.


For any person who might fancy an apprenticeship, the ESB are currently launching a Recruitment Campaign which is now open for applications. Full details are on the esb web site or email apprentices@esb.ie.


Sympathy is extended to Johnny Quinn, Rathcabbin on the death of his brother Jimmy (Clonmel) which occurred recently. Jimmy was a very popular man in his locality and was heavily involved in St. Mary’s GAA club. After funeral Mass in St. Oliver’s Church Clonmel, burial took place in St. Patrick’s cemetery.  May he rest in peace.

Rear a Calf for the future of Club.

Lorrha GAA club have decided to organise a fundraising campaign to help put the club on a financially secure footing in the years ahead. Rear a calf scheme is a well known way of raising much needed funds and is no stranger to the parish of Lorrha having successfully helped many clubs and organisations in the past. All farmers in the parish are asked to rear a calf over a two year period and when the animal reaches maturity and is sold, the farmer donates the money to the campaign. This is one way of securing money coming into the club on a regular basis and will start to show dividends for the club in two years time. Anyone who requires further information or wishes to get involved can call Joe Dolan on (087) 9673124, Tom Duffy on (087) 6359007, Louis McCormack on (086) 8493595 or Colm Kennedy on  (086) 8170633.

Dog Theft.

Gardai are asking dog owners to take extra care of their dog, particularly high valued breed of dogs after recent thefts in the area.  The public are asked to Report any suspicious behaviour immediately. Report suspicious vehicles to Gardaí and use Community text alert to notify your neighbours . The gardai suggest the following six tips to help keep your dog safe. 1. Get your dog microchipped. 2. Keep your dog in sight. 3. Think about CCTV. 4. Don’t tie up your dog. 5. Report theft immediately. 6. Buy from a trusted source.


Scoil Lua Naofa Lorrha is accepting enrolments for the 2021/22 school year. Application forms can be  downloaded from the school website www.lorrhans.ie , by email to the school at luanaofa@gmail.com or by calling the school at (090) 9747295 and we can drop a form to you in the post.

Church News.

Both Lorrha and Rathcabbin churches remain open for anyone wishing to pray privately. Weddings can have up to six guests and funerals can have ten people.
Masses are available online as follows:
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.

 Lough Derg.
On Sunday next 21st March RTE Studio Broadcast Mass at 11am will be celebrated by Msgr La Flynn, Prior of Lough Derg along with the Lough Derg Pastoral and Music teams. The Mass will be offered for the Lough Derg pilgrim family near and far. Tune into RTE 1 Television or RTE Radio 1.  Slivers of Light is a lovely set of prayers and reflections for Lent. Please see the following link. https://www.killaloediocese.ie/lenten-resource-slivers-of-light/

Catholic Grandparents Association:

You are invited to join us for Mass (via the webcam) on churchcamlive.ie/cashel on the second Tuesday of each month at 10.30am.  After Mass we pray the Rosary and include the Prayers of the Catholic Grandparents Association.   If you would like to include an intention in this Mass, please send it to cashelparish@gmail.com. The theme of each Mass is to keep prayer at the heart of family life and to pass on the faith to the next generations.

Lenten Conversations.

Knock Shrine Lenten conversations are coming to an end.  Chaired by Fr. Eamon Conway who is a Professor of Theology in Mary Immaculate College, the conversations will explore a different theme each week with guest speakers involved. The discussions will be streamed online on the Knock Shrine website where people from all over the world can engage. ‘Studying Christian Faith ‘ is the final topic on Mar.25th. Anyone wishing in taking part can do so on www.knockshrine.ie/watch-live or on facebook@knockshrine.

Anniversary Masses.

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.

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 the 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. You can also contact the Samaritans:  Ph: 116,123, Text  087 2609090, email jo@samaritans.ie . Pieta House: Ph 1800 247 247, text HELP to 51444. Aware: Ph. 1800 804 848, email supportmail@:aware.ie

Lending a Hand.

With Level 5 restrictions set to continue into the next six weeks at lease, anyone who needs a helping hand  can call members of the Lorrha GAA club who 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.

GAA News.

Membership drive-in: Membership is due on March 31. The club will be holding a drive-in membership day on Sunday March 28, in Moatfield, in compliance with Covid guidelines. Club membership rates for 2021 are as follows.. Membership rates are unchanged from last year. €90 – Adult player; €50 – Minor/College student; €30 – Non-playing Adult (+€70 extra for gym membership); €20 – Juvenile (16 & under); €90 – Family (2 adults & 2 children, capped at €100 for three or more children) You can also pay online at clubforce.com.

North board: Congrats to Michael Kennedy, who was elected as Assistant Secretary and will represent the club on the North Board for the coming year. All the best to Michael in his new role.

Calf-rearing scheme: There has been a positive response to date and we would like to thank all who have contributed. We still have a few more farms to call to. Contact Joe Dolan (0879673124), Colm Kennedy (0868170633), Louis McCormack (0868493595), Tom Duffy (0876359007) for more info.

Lotto: There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €3,750. The numbers drawn on 15 March were: 11-21-22-30. 2 Match 3’s: Alan Joyce and Donal O’Meara share €100. Promoters: Joe Dolan, Mulrooney’s Gala, Internet. Next Monday’s draw will be for a jackpot of €3,900 with a Match 3 pot of €100 so make sure you are in the draw. Team 7 in charge of the draw. The lotto jackpot is at €3900 with a match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at clubforce.com while lotto envelopes can be dropped off at the clubhouse, at Mulrooney’s, Kelly’s, or at the Scéal shop. Thank you for your continued support.