Lorrha Notes

With the June bank holiday coming up, all are reminded to be very careful if going swimming.

Ash Dieback Disease. Tipperary County Council are advising forest owners, forest nursery staff and members of the public to be vigilant for ash dieback and report (with photographs, if possible) any sites where there are concerns about unusual ill health in ash, to the Forest Service, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, by email forestprotection@agriculture.gov.ie or by phoning 01 6072651.
Nursery stock producers should direct queries to your local Plant Health Inspector immediately. Alternatively, queries can be sent to plantandpests@agriculture.gov.ie or by contacting the Department’s offices on 01 505 8885.

TreeCheck is an all-Ireland Smartphone app which allows members of the public to report suspected cases of disease or insect attack of any tree species. Using a GPS enabled Smartphone the location of the suspect tree may also be recorded. It is hoped that the app will help, not only with regard to the early detection of new occurrences of Ash Dieback disease, but also with other possible pest and disease outbreaks. All reports will be acknowledged and those of particular concern will be followed up by a specialist. To access the TreeCheck app go to your mobile web browser (it is not available in the App store) and type in the address https://www.treecheck.net You will be presented with the app and the option to save a link to your home screen. Follow the directions for your phone. Please note that if you have a GPS enabled phone you may be asked to “Share Location”. Choosing to share your location allows inspectors to have accurate geo-location data in the event further investigation is needed.


Sympathy is extended to Betty Houlihan and family Rathcabbin on the death of her brother in-law Michael O’Shea, Shinrone who passed away on Thursday last May 27th. after a long illness. After funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Church Shinrone on Saturday 29th burial took place in the New Cemetery Shinrone. May Michael rest in peace.
Sympathy is also extended to Susan Delahunt and family Clonmona and the extended Delahunt and Green families, on the death of  Sandra Greene Roscrea which occurred on May 21st. After Service in St. Cronan’s COI Roscrea on Tuesday 25th burial took place in Dungar Cemetery. May Sandra rest in peace.

Bereavement Support.

Milford Care Centre is offering an online Bereavement Support Education Programme commencing on Wednesday September 15th and running over 12 consecutive Wednesdays from 2.30 to 4.30pm with a personal development week-end on October 2nd and 3rd. If you are interested and would like to participate you can call (061) 485800.

Church News.

The first Friday Mass will be celebrated in Rathcabbin Church on Friday June 4th at 8.00pm.

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. Baptisms may be booked at this time with 10 permitted to attend.

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)


A message from the Department of An Taoiseach “it is advised that other religious ceremonies such as First Holy Communions and Confirmations should not take place in May or June. Further advice will follow on resumption of these ceremonies when it is safe to do so.”

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.

Roll out of Covid Vaccine 2021

Registration is now open for ages 45 – 49 on the HSE website’s Portal. Or 1850 24 1850. Please have your PPS No. Eircode etc ready.

The Road Back.

Now that Ireland is slowly opening up again, traffic on the roads has already increased. With this in mind, An Garda Siochána together with The Road Safety Authority have launched a new road safety campaign ‘The Road Back’. They are calling on all road users to be extra vigilant, cautious and alert on the roads. All drivers are asked to slow down, avoid distractions and be alert to pedestrians and cyclists, taking great care when overtaking and passing out. Pedestrians are asked to wear appropriate high visibility clothes and always walk on a footpath and if there isn’t one, on the right hand side of the road facing oncoming traffic.  Traffic was heavy last week-end with people out and about in the lovely fine weather and with the June bank holiday this coming week-end, Gardai are reminding everyone to be extra careful on the roads. Safe travelling.

GAA News.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €5,400. The numbers drawn on 31 May were: 8-10-15-19.

4 Match 3’s share €140: Tom Kennedy, Kevin Hough, Maria Maher, Margaret Coughlan.

Promoters: Betty Houlihan, Martin Hough, Thomas P Cahalan. Next Monday’s draw will be for a jackpot of €5,500 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.

 AGM: Our AGM will take place on Monday June 21. Due to the volume of numbers on club system, it’s been decided that any member wishing to receive secretaries report and nomination papers for AGM is to contact Maureen Guinan (0872426965/secretary.lorrhaanddorrha.tipperary@gaa.ie ) before June 7.

Lotto: The lotto jackpot is at €5400 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).

Senior hurling: The senior hurlers have been drawn in a group with Portroe, Ballina and Templederry in the County senior hurling League. First game on weekend July 13.

Cúl Camp: Registration is now open online on www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie.