Lorrha Notes

Lorrha Heritage Events Reminder.

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.

Sunday’s Event.

“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.

Well Done.

Leanne Sullivan and Lily Sherlock are keeping the Lorrha flag flying with the Tipperary U14 squad. Between them they scored 2.2 in their win over Kilkenny in the U14 All Ireland series last week-end. Well done girls and the best of luck in the next game this coming weekend.

Timber Remains Scarce.

Tree planting throughout the county of Tipperary plummeted to an all time low of just 12 hectares last year compared to 1,195ha in 2000. Forestry licences are taking almost two years to process, even as a timber shortage continues to drive up prices of construction materials around the country. So timber will remain scarce and construction materials continue to get higher.
Forty licences were issued for afforestation projects in June for the entire country, another 58 licences were issued for forest road projects, and 317 licences were granted for tree felling according to data from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM), the licensing body for all commercial forestry activity in the country.
Mark McAuley, the director of Forest Industries Ireland, is of the opinion that the hugely bureaucratic approach and resulting processing times mean that the whole forest sector continues to be starved of afforestation projects and timber for the sawmills.  ‘Everyone is caught up in this, from the farmers, all the way to the builders merchants, who are short of the timber they need to supply Ireland’s housebuilders. This is a two-year-old problem that isn’t going away, and it won’t go away until the department revises its approach’ he said. Growing managed forests is also one of the most effective ways of removing harmful C02 from the atmosphere especially as we have the fastest growing trees in Europe and our trees literally hoover it up as they need it to grow.

Hard Luck.

Commiserations to the Lorrha senior hurling team who went under to Borris-lleigh 1.18 to 1.25 in the first round of the North Tipp SHC held on Friday evening last. Lorrha held their own in a exciting game of hurling and only succumbed in the last few minutes. Hard luck to both players and management.  They now await fixture for the county championship which gets up and going on August 29th.

Birthday Wishes.

A very happy birthday is extended to Sean O’Meara Cullagh who celebrated his 95th birthday recently with his family. Happy birthday Sean and we all hope you had a great time on the day and that you enjoyed the celebrations with your family.

Lorrha Camogie.

Well done to Lily Sherlock and Leanne Sullivan who between them scored 2. 2 in their win over Kilkenny in the U14 All Ireland series. Best of luck in their next game this coming weekend.
Clodagh McIntyre scored a great goal versus Wexford to top their group and best of luck to her and the Tipperary Senior Camogie team in their quarter final versus Waterford on August 21st .

Our U12s met a very strong Silvermines team in Dolla last week but put in a great team performance , battling to the very end. Next 2 games are at home v Burgess and St. Cronans, Roscrea on the 10th and 13th of August.

A superb performance all around the pitch by our U14s in their hard fought victory versus Moneygall saw them win out on a 5-3 to 4-1 score line , the final games of their championship have yet to be announced.

Best wishes to Caoimhe Kennedy and Kate O’Meara who depart this week to work in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Two great players who have given many years of loyal service to both Lorrha and camogie in general. They have won many camogie and hurling titles with the club from juvenile up and have given many memorable performances in a Lorrha jersey. They will be solely missed from the team and from the Lorrha Club in general.

Book Now.

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.

Cemetery Mass Reminder.

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 €6,900. The numbers drawn on 9 August were: 2-3-27-31. No Match 3. Lucky Dips: Annie Reddish, Jason and Noreen, Andrew Dagg, Agnes Sherlock. Promoters: Willie Fogarty, Kelly’s, Internet. Next Monday’s jackpot is €7,050 with €140 Match 3 pot with Team 4 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Junior B Hurling: Best of luck to the lads who open their championship this Saturday in Moatfield against Burgess at 6:45pm.

Senior hurling: Hard luck to the the senior hurling team who lost Borris-Ileigh in the North Championship last Friday. The lads will be out again in Seamus O Riain Cup against St Mary’s Clonmel in last weekend in August.

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

Cemetery mass: This Saturday 14th August, there will be an outdoor cemetery mass for deceased members of the parish in Lorrha at 6.30pm. All are welcome.