Lorrha Notes

 Another load of rubbish that was dumped in Redwood bog in recent times

Birthday Greetings.

Congratulations and many good wishes is extended to Sackie O’Brien Rathcabbin who celebrated his 85th birthday last week-end with his relatives, all of whom are all in his ‘bubble’.  Well done Sackie and continued good health.


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.


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.


Sympathy is extended to Mary Cleary Rathcabbin on the death of her brother Tommy Grogan, Castletown, Kinnitty, who died peacefully at home  in the loving care of his family on Sunday March 7th.  Tommy is also survived by his loving wife Nuala, sons Fergal and Ivor, daughter Karena, son in-law John, daughters in-law Deirdre and Martina and his adored grandchildren, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbours and a large circle of friends. After funeral  Mass in St. Flannan’s Church, Kinnitty, burial took place in Rath cemetery. May Tommy rest in peace.
Sympathy is also extended to Rathcabbin post man Matt Feenane on the death of his mother Mary Ellen (Mollie) of Fortal, Birr which occurred on Friday March 19th. May Mollie 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.

Church News.

Both Lorrha and Rathcabbin churches remain open for anyone wishing to pray privately.

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.

 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, ‘Studying Christian Faith ‘ is the final topic on this Thursday 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

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €3,900. The numbers drawn on 22 March: 5-8-17-24. Lucky Dips: Fergus Gorman, Mary Molloy, Margaret O’Brien, Liz O’Hara. Promoters: Joe Dolan, Margaret Gleeson, Liam Reddish. Next Monday’s draw will be for a jackpot of €4,050 with a Match 3 pot of €120 so make sure you are in the draw. Team 1 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Membership drive-in: Membership is due on March 31st. The club will be holding a drive-in membership day on Sunday 28th March, in Moatfield from 11am to 1pm, in compliance with Covid guidelines. Club registrar Louise Mannion will be in attendance.

Membership rates are as follows: €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.

Calf-rearing scheme: There has been a positive response, 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: The lotto jackpot is at €4,050 with a match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at clubforce.com while lotto envelopes can be dropped off at the clubhouse, Mulrooney’s Gala, Kelly’s Rathcabbin, or at the Scéal shop Lorrha.

Sympathies: Our thoughts are with all in Kilruane MacDonaghs after the passing of Oisin Williams. Sympathies also to the Hogan family, Birr on the passing of Jimmy Hogan. Jimmy was a great supporter of the Tipperary GAA Draw with the club and was rewarded with a big win last year. May they rest in peace.