Lorrha Notes


Volunteers on a recent work evening in Lorrha Village.

Upcycle Challenge.

Tipperary County Council are promoting the MyWaste.ie whereby the public are challenged to  unearth the imagination within you and create something new out of something old…to breathe new life into an old or unwanted item or material. So if you can find something old and renovate it or turn it into something completely different but still usable, then MyWaste.ie want to see it! When entering, please remember that we need to see the journey you’ve taken, be sure to submit some pictures of the before, during and after the transformation, make sure to let us know why you did what you did and we want to know what was your inspiration. The closing date for entries is 15th October so get working and let that imagination go free.  First you must register your entry and to do that just go to MyWaste.ie.

Workshop Reminder.

October is Reuse month and Tipperary County Council is organising a free online workshop that will deal with reducing food waste. Every household in Ireland is responsible for 117kgs of food waste per year. That’s between €400 and €1,000 per household per year thrown into the bin. With that in mind, the council is inviting Tipperary people to attend this workshop which takes place on October 6th at 10am. This session will cover everything from meal planning, recipe swaps to preserving and growing your own. It will also look at food storage, what best before dates to ignore and jazzing up leftovers for a tasty packed lunch. From composting to preserving, it’s all covered in the 2 hour session. This event is sponsored by Tipperary County Council for the residents of County Tipperary. You can register for the workshop via the Tipperary County Council website. https://www.tipperarycoco.ie/


Congratulations to the children from the three schools in the Parish who received their First Holy Communion on Saturday last 18th September in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church Rathcabbin.

Opening Win.

Well done to the Lorrha ladies who secured a 1.19 to 0.10 victory over Carrig Swans in their opening camogie championship game on Sunday last. We hope they can repeat the performance on Sunday 26th  in their home game v Moyle Rovers at 11.00am. Best of luck girls. We also extend the best of luck to the senior lads in their final group game this week-end.

Free Course.

Silver Arch FRC are running a Free 8 week exercise programme aimed at helping improve & maintain mobility, fitness, strength and balance, with a mixture of indoor and outdoor exercises. Starting Thursday 23rd September, from 12noon to 1pm in Tyone Community Centre, Nenagh.  Places are limited so booking essential – ring 067-31800 to guarantee your place.

Church News.

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.

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.


Alone Support manages a national support line and additional supports for people who have concerns or who are facing difficulties relating to Covid-19. Lines are open 7 days 8am – 8pm Call 0818 222 024.

Guided Pilgrimages.

Guided Pilgrimages will be held on the Lough Derg Pilgrim Path on Sunday 26th September and Sunday 3rd October, with Mass outdoors, weather permitting.  The full route is a 12km loop, with a shorter 8km option.   Advance booking is essential.  For further information email info@loughderg.org   or telephone 0(0353) 71 9861518. See www.loughderg.org. Lough Derg Pilgrim Path, Pettigo, Co Donegal.  F94 N289.

GAA News.

Lotto:  There was no winner of this weeks lotto of €7,700. The numbers drawn were One match 3, John Maher wins €100.

Senior hurling: Take on Cashel King Cormacs in their final Seamus Ó’Riain Cup group game this Sunday in Moneygall at 12.00 noon. Best of luck to lads and management.

Tipperary GAA draw: Contact Kathleen Gleeson (0868694528) if interested in signing up. You could also sign up online, with the payment link on our Facebook and Twitter pages. The first draw will take place this year in October. All members from last year will have received a brochure for this year’s draw, with subscription details included.

U15 hurling: Best of luck to the under-15s in their North ‘B’ semi-final this week. Fixture TBC. See social media for details.