Lorrha Notes

Unseasonable weather conditions are to prevail for the next few days

Japanese Knotweed Control.

The invasive species Japanese Knotweed is a major threat to the biodiversity of the county’s hedgerows, spreads very easily and is very difficult to control. Tipperary County Council are asking the public that if they see this plant in your area, not to cut it or try to manage it. They are also advising the public not to dig, move or dump soil which may contain material as this may contribute to its spread. Instead, you are to report the location to the council on 0761 06 5000 or by email to customerservices@tipperarycoco.ie. Information regarding the control and management of the invasive plant species can be found on www.invasivespecies Ireland.com.
Ragwort, Thistle, Dock, Common Barberry, Male Wild Hop Plant and Wild Oat are scheduled as noxious weeds and it is an offence not to control and prevent their spread. Tipperary County Council are asking the public to co-operate with them in the eradication of these invasive plants from your land.


Anyone who would like to donate to the Offaly Hospice Fundraiser which is spearheaded by Banagher College teacher Breed Hassett who herself is undergoing ongoing cancer treatment, have until this Wednesday May 19th to do so by going to the Banagher College website where there is a link to the idonate.ie page or you can purchase a ticket from the TY students or teachers for just €5. Every little helps a lot.

Lorrha Development.

Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns extend sympathy to Pauline McIntyre and family on the death of her uncle Fr. John Donnelly and to Olive O’Meara and family on the death of her mother Maura Dooley. May they rest in peace.

Well Done.

Congratulations to Bonner and Brian and the Tipperary hurlers on sharing the spoils with Cork in bad weather conditions on Saturday evening last in Semple Stadium. We extend the best of luck to the lads once again when they play Galway in round three on Saturday coming the 22nd on home ground. This game is down for 1.30pm.

Hard Luck. 

Commiserations to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary senior camogie team who went under to Cork in the first round of the National League on Saturday last. Clodagh managed to get her name on the scoreboard too in this first outing for the squad. Final score Tipp 0.16 Cork 3.14. We wish Clodagh and the girls the best of luck when they take on Waterford next Saturday 22nd on home ground in what should prove to be an interesting clash of the ash.

RAGS Golfing Society.

The members of the RAGS golfing society wish to extend sympathy to the Dooley and O’Meara families on the death last week of Maura Dooley, Milford, Borrisokane, mother of Olive O’Meara. May she rest in peace.

Church News.

Everyone is encouraged to wear face masks in the Church during Mass. Holy Communion will be taken to you as you remain seated. There will be a facility in both churches to make contributions to the church collection. The numbers at Funeral and Wedding services is capped at 50 for the moment.
As the churches are now re-opened, can anyone wishing to book anniversary masses please contact the church sacristans, Agnes Slevin in Lorrha, and Mary Cleary in Rathcabbin

Mass times are now on Monday Mornings at 9.30am in Lorrha Church (except Bank Holidays)

Lorrha:  6.30pm on Saturday evenings. Rathcabbin: 11.30am Sundays. Borrisokane 7pm Saturday. Kilbarron: 8pm Saturday, Terryglass: 9.30am Sunday, Borrisokane 10.30am Sunday.

Opening With Caution.

Covid -19 has been a huge source of anxiety for fourteen months. Some people managed to stay safe, some survived the virus while others were not so lucky. The images coming from India is truly harrowing and our hearts go out to them. As our cities, towns and villages open up to the public after a very long lock down, let’s remember to do so with caution. We all look forward to the day when we can roam freely again but no one wants a repeat performance of what happened after Christmas. There  are some people too who are not availing of the vaccine for one reason or the other and Covid-19 is not gone away, indeed far from it. The message here is to continue to take care, wash your hands, keep distancing, wear a mask and do avail of the vaccination for everyone’s sake.

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.


Marian Pilgrimages have released their pilgrimage schedule for 2021 & 2022 to Lourdes, Medjugorje, Fatima, Italy & Holy Land.  For more information or to register your interest please visit www.marian.ie or ring Marian Pilgrimages on (01) 878 8159.

 Bereavement Support.

 Milford Care Centre is offering an online Bereavement Support Education Programme, commencing on Wed 15th Sept 2021 & running over 12 Wednesdays from 2.30-4.30pm, with a Personal Development Weekend on 2nd & 3rd October 2021. Fees apply. An webinar Information Evening is taking place on Wed 19th May 2021 from 6pm – 7pm and anyone interested should participate to see if the programme will meet their needs. If you would like to participate in this information evening, please register on https://milfordeducation.ie/ or contact Lauren Brochu, l.brochu@milfordcc.ie or 061 485800.

GAA News.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €5,100. The numbers drawn on 17 May were: 15-16-24-26. No Match 3. Lucky Dips: Carol O’Neill, Mary Sherlock, Grainne Meagher, Louis McCormack. Promoters: Noreen Houlihan, Willie Fogarty, Mulrooney’s Gala. Next Monday’s draw will be for a jackpot of €5,250 with a Match 3 pot of €120 so make sure you are in the draw. Team 8 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Best of luck: To Patrick Maher, Brian Hogan and Clodagh McIntyre who are representing Tipperary this weekend.


The lotto jackpot is at €5100 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. If you need Lotto envelopes, contact Hubert Duggan (0872185995) or Kevin Molloy (0876738986).