Lorrha Notes

Final Reminder.

Rathcabbin Hall committee finish up their clothes collection on Friday August 6th. If you have any  unwanted clean clothes or bedclothes  (no duvets or pillows) or if you want to make room in the wardrobe for the Autumn collection, now is your chance to do a clean out and also help raise some funds for the Rathcabbin Hall renovation fund.  You can call Clare on (087) 1364936 or Marie on (087) 6129053 for further assistance with drop off. Your contribution is much appreciated.

Lorrha Heritage Events

This year the Heritage Council of Ireland will celebrate our cultural and natural heritage from Saturday 14th to Sunday 22nd August. All over Ireland, communities will come together to commemorate our physical and cultural past and explore ways in which it can be preserved for the future.  Lorrha, once the capital of old Ireland, because of its proximity to the Shannon and Lough Derg, will start its own celebration on Saturday morning 14th August, with a guided walk around the village. “Opening our eyes to the trees around us” will be led by the imminent Diarmuid McAree of Crann. Diarmuid is a Forestry Consultant  and part-time university lecturer in UCD.  This free event with Lorrha Development Association in conjunction with Redwood Castle, begins at the Sceal Shop (E45 AO97) in the village at 11.OOam. Redwood Castle will be open for visitors from 2-6.  A self-guided walk of ten native Irish trees will be available at the castle.

“A Picnic in the Park” sponsored by Lorrha Development Association takes place in Friars Park, Lorrha, on Sunday 15th August from 2.30pm to 5.00pm. This will be an action packed day with traditional music, dancing, children’s fancy dress and colouring competitions, hot food and fresh bakes, Sceal Shop, dramatic presentations and a teamwork art display by students from Bramble Art Studio. LOCUSFOCUS –  a new local business will be launched during the afternoon. The Friar’s tavern will be open on both days for a spot of fine dining or a couple of beverages.


Sympathy is extended to Kathleen Hughes and family Portland on the death of her brother –in-law Martin Quinn, Cavan which occurred recently. After funeral Mass in St. Dympna’s Church Lavey, burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Have Your Say.

Tipperary County Council has prepared a Draft County Development Plan 2022 – 2028 as the first consolidated plan for the County and they invite the public to view the Draft Plan and make submissions on the contents if wished. The Draft Plan is accompanied by a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Environmental Report, an Appropriate Assessment (AA) Natura Impact Report and a Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA). The Draft Plan consists of five volumes: 1: Written Statement, 2. Settlement Plans and Serviced Land Assessment. 3. Housing Strategy, Renewable Energy Strategy, Landscape Character Assessment, Rural Housing Design Guide, Design and Best Practice Guidelines for Cluster Housing, Development
Management Standards and Statement of Compliance with Ministerial Guidelines. 4. Built Heritage, including Record of Protected Structures. 5. Environmental Assessments including SEA, AA and SFRA. The Draft Plan is available for inspection from Friday 30th of July 2021 until Friday 15th of October 2021 inclusive (excluding public holidays) and may be viewed at https://www.tipperarycoco.ie/cdp at  Civic Offices, Tipperary County Council, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, E45 A099 or in All Tipperary County Council Libraries.  In-person viewing of the is by appointment only on 076 106 5000.


Hard luck to Darragh Guinan and the Tipperary Minor team and management after they were beaten by Waterford in the Munster semi-final at Pairc Ui Rinn on Tuesday evening 27th.July.
Also to Brian Hogan and the Tipperary senior hurling team who went under against Waterford in the All-Ireland SCH quarter-final on Saturday last.

Well Done.

Congratulations  to Clodagh McIntyre  and the Tipp senior camogie team on their victory over Wexford last week-end. Clodagh got her name on the score sheet when she split open the backs and crashed a goal to the Wexford net. Well done Clodagh and the best of luck on your next outing against Waterford in the All Ireland quarter final.

Repair & Reuse Directory.

Tipperary Environment and Climate Action Section has compiled a Repair & Reuse Directory to list all service providers in Co. Tipperary that offer repair and reuse services as part of a waste prevention initiative. This is an effort to encourage people to repair or reuse items rather than throw them away. The booklet was compiled after the Council sought assistance from the public to compile the list of businesses and repair people operating locally. The booklet is available libraries and in the Civic Office in Nenagh.
Tipperary County Council wants to support and expand the existing repair economy in County Tipperary as this is a growing sector offering opportunities for local employment. Repairing and reusing products is not only good for the environment as it saves resources and prevents waste but it is also good for the local economy as jobs in the repair industry tend to be local.
Repairs relating to shoes, clothes alterations, electrical repairs to home appliances, furniture repairs, computer repairs, mobile phone repairs, clock and watch repairs are typical repair services listed.
This booklet is part 1 and the Council plan on an even bigger and better part 2 in the future. If you want to be included, know someone who provides such a service or any repair or reuse service, contact 0761 06 5000. There is no cost involved to have your business listed  in the directory nor will a listing be a commendation from the Council, the objective of having the Repair Directory is to enable people to know who is available locally that can repair items. All that is needed is the business name, address and contact phone number and details on the type of service they provide.

Annual Outing.

Lorrha Annual Parish Golf outing will take place this year at Birr Golf course on Saturday 21st August. Time sheet from 9am to 11am. Contact Tony Coen (087) 621 9639) or captain Owen Gormley (089)248 7369) to book in.

Age Action Ireland.

Age Action’s Care and Repair prioritises carrying out jobs in the homes of older people who are being discharged from hospital; we would support them to make sure their home is safe. It’s a free service delivered nationwide. careandrepair@ageaction.ie.

Church News.

First Friday Mass.

The monthly First Friday Mass on 6th August  will be celebrated  in Rathcabbin Church at 8pm.

Cemetery Mass.

Lorrha cemetery Mass will take place on Saturday August 14th at 6.30 pm. and Terryglass cemetery Mass on Sunday 8th August at 9.30am.

Mass Times: Monday Mornings at 9.30am in Lorrha Church (except Bank Holidays). Every Saturday evening at 6.30pm in Lorrha Church. Every Sunday morning at 11.30am in Rathcabbin Church. Borrisokane 7pm Saturday. Kilbarron: 8pm Saturday.  Terryglass: 9.30am Sunday. Borrisokane 10.30am Sunday. Please wear face masks in the Church.
The Rosary will continue to be recited before both masses each weekend.
Anyone wishing to book anniversary masses please contact the church sacristans, Agnes Slevin in Lorrha, and Mary Cleary in Rathcabbin.


The Rosary will continue to be recited before both masses each weekend. Please come along early and join us in this special prayer to Our Lady.

Marriage Preparation.

In addition to completing a recognised pre-marriage course, couples need to fulfil the requirements set by the civil register which for this area is in Tyone Health Centre, Nenagh 067 46 480 crs.midwest@hse.ie. Obtain Baptism and Confirmation certs and Make an appointment with Priest and complete the pre-nuptial form.

GAA News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €6,750. The numbers drawn on 2nd August were: 2-12-19-29. No Match 3. Lucky Dips: Martin Kennedy, Carmel&Christy Molloy, Celine Cleary, Michael O’Meara (Lissernane). Promoters: Madeleine Maher, Eamonn Maher, Mulrooney’s Gala. Next Monday’s draw will be for a jackpot of €6,900 with a Match 3 pot of €120 so make sure you are in the draw. Team 3 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Senior Hurling: Best of luck to the senior hurling team who take on Borris-Ileigh in the North Championship this Friday in Nenagh at 7.00pm.

Tipperary: Well done to Clodagh McIntyre who scored a goal for Tipperary in their group stage win over Wexford. The team are now through to the quarter finals where they will take on Waterford. Hard luck to Brian Hogan, Patrick Maher and all connected with the Tipperary senior hurlers.

Tipperary GAA draw: There was some good news from the final Tipp Draw for 2020/2021 as Barry Gleeson, Lordspark, won a €1000 prize while Ger Slevin, Rathcabbin won €200. Thanks to all who have supported and promoted the draw this year.

EuroMillions: Thanks to all who have bought or sold tickets, and supported us in any way.

Lorrha Parish golf Outing: Takes place on Saturday 21st August in Birr. Times available from 9-11.00am. Contact Tony Coen (0876219639) or captain Eoghan Gormally (0892487369) to book in.