Lorrha Notes


A First for Inland Fisheries.

Inland Fisheries have for the very first time launched a virtual ‘Go Fishing Week 2021’ to run from April 25th to May 3rd.  The Inland Fisheries say that this will be a national celebration of fishing with a programme of online events where people will have the opportunity to connect with others across the country making information accessible to all. They will also run a video competition as part of the event. The video titled ’Why I love to fish’ is asking people to submit a short clip of their fishing adventured online and stating what angling in general means to them. The whole idea is aimed to encourage more people to get involved in fishing. All the details on this event can be viewed on inlandfisheriesireland.ie/gofishingweek.

One Day Challenge.

Lorrha & Dorrha Camogie Club are organising a fundraiser 250KM in 1 day challenge this Sunday 11th April, with girls as young as 8 years old taking part in the event. Funding is vital to keep camogie in the Lorrha community going for our adult girls and developing our underage team, so please support our Adult and underage girls as they bid to clock up 250KM running or walking. You can donate through our GoFundMe page- Lorrha Dorrha Camogie or contact Caroline O’Brien on 087 2345817.


Sympathy is extended to the Moore family, The Ferry, on the recent death of Sean’s sister Esther who died in England. May she rest in peace.

Our Rural Future.

The Government last week published Our Rural Future, the most ambitious and transformational policy for rural development in decades. The policy reflects the unprecedented change in living and working patterns during COVID-19 and the significant opportunities this presents for rural communities – from remote working and revitalising our town centres to job creation, developing a green economy and enhancing our outdoor amenities. Launched in Croke Park, Our Rural Future sets out a blueprint for the development of rural Ireland over the next five years. It address the challenges facing communities and deliver new opportunities for people living in rural areas.

The policy is aimed to help rural Ireland to recover from the impacts of COVID-19, enable long-term development of rural areas, and create more resilient rural economies and communities for the future. You can read all about Our Rural Future, Ireland’s Rural Development Policy 2021-2025 on gov.ie.

Vaccination Continues.

Slow and all as it may be, the Covid-19 vaccination continues to give us all some hope for the summer months ahead. We are all weary of this dreadful lockdown but it is vital to stay the course now that we are on the home stretch. The lovely fine weather coupled with the extra hours light in the evenings is without doubt, giving us all itchy feet to move but don’t give in just now and keep in mind there is a very contagious virus on the loose waiting to mingle with us too and it could have devastating effects. So, do continue to be careful and keep safe while we await the vaccination to come our way- it won’t be long…


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.

Trócaire: A message from Colm Hogan. This week I wanted to share with you,  an update from Fr James, whose crucial work your parishes’ Lenten donations will help.“Coronavirus is spreading around the world, but in South Sudan it joins three other pandemics already ravaging the country – constant conflict, hunger and sexual violence. And Covid-19 is making them worse. If this pandemic is to be overcome, it will be in large part through the efforts of the churches.” Please, keep South Sudan in your hearts.

 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

Get a licence.

Gardai are reminding dog owners to make sure they have a dog licence. With dog ownership more popular than ever, particularly over the past 12 months, the Gardai say that you can purchase your licence or renew your existing licence at any Post Office around the country. Every dog aged four months and over should have a licence. Under the Control of Dogs Act, all dog owners must have a licence for their pet or working dog. The dog licence fee helps local authorities across Ireland to provide dog shelters, appoint dog wardens, rescue neglected and mistreated dogs and seize dangerous dogs, when necessary.

GAA News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €4,200.  The numbers drawn on 5 April were: 1-13-21-30. 2 Match 3’s: Agnes Sherlock and Charlie Corrigan share €100. Promoters: Eamonn Maher, Louis McCormack, Joe Dolan. Next Monday’s draw will be for a jackpot of €4,350 with a Match 3 pot of €100 so make sure you are in the draw. Team 2 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Juvenile AGM: We are holding our Juvenile AGM online through Zoom on Thursday 15th April at 8.00pm. All are welcome to attend. Please contact Colm Kennedy 0868170633 or Kathleen Gleeson 0868694528 and we will send you the Zoom link and password. We as the outgoing committee (Colm Kennedy – Chairperson, Tom Kennedy – Vice Chairperson, Kathleen Gleeson – Secretary and Caroline O’Brien – Assistant Secretary) are happy to stay on for this year but if anyone wants nominate a person for any position please feel free to so. Nominations must be in by 12th April.

Juvenile Coaching Courses: For anyone wishing to become involved with juvenile teams, the following courses must be completed: Online foundation coaching course, Safeguarding 1 course and Garda Vetting. Contact Colm Kennedy 0868170633 if interested in completing these courses.

Camogie fundraiser: Lorrha & Dorrha Camogie Club are organiing a fundraiser 250KM in a day challenge this Sunday 11th April, with girls as young as 8 years old taking part in the event.
Funding is vital to keep camogie in the Lorrha community going for our adult girls and developing our underage team, so please support our Adult and underage girls as they bid to clock up 250KM running or walking. You can donate through our GoFundMe page- Lorrha Dorrha Camogie or contact Caroline O’Brien on 087 2345817.