Lorrha Notes

The new Meelick Weir bridge which was opened to the public recently. 

Late Phyllis Kennedy.

The peaceful death occurred on Friday October 29th of Phyllis Kennedy, Lisagadda, Lorrha, in the loving care of the matron and staff of Ferbane Care Centre and St Kieran’s Nursing Home Rathcabbin.
Born and raised in Lisagaddy, Phyllis will be remembered by many of her own generation for her honesty and hard work in Rooney’s pub and shop (now Mahers), in Lorrha village where she worked for a long number of years. She was a very helpful and lovely lady who in the evenings, knitted fabulous garments for the Lorrha branch of the Apostolic Work Society and took great pride when they were on display in the local community hall.
Predeceased by her sisters and brothers, she is deeply regretted by her sisters Betty and Kathy, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, neighbours and friends to whom sympathy is offered.
Her removal took place from Sullivan’s funeral home Borrisokane on Monday afternoon last to St Ruadhan’s Church Lorrha, passing by her former residence in Lisagadda and burial took place afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. May Phyllis rest in peace.


Sympathy is extended to Gerry Hackett Lorrha on the death of his brother in law Mike Darcy, Portumna and formerly Lorrha who passed away on October 30th.
Predeceased by his wife Sheila, son Desi, brothers and sisters. Mike is deeply regretted by his sole surviving brother Pat, his children Fiona, Shelagh, Lesley, Sharon, Ronan and Conor, his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, relatives and friends to whom sympathy is offered. Mike’s funeral Mass will take place in St. Brigid’s Church, Portumna, on Wednesday 3rd November, at 11am and burial afterwards in St. Michael’s Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest with his beloved wife Sheila.May he rest in peace.

North Tipp Ploughing.

A meeting of the North Tipp Ploughing committee will take place on Wednesday night November 3rd in The Yanks, Borrisokane at 8.30pm. All members are requested to attend.

Lorrha Camogie.

Well done to the Junior team who are through to the county final on 14th November and the U15 squad who are through to a semi final. The Club wish Grainne Hough the best of luck in her surgery this week.

Recent Engagement.

Many congratulations are extended to Gráinne Hough (Annagh) and Michael Naylor (Lelagh)  who announced their engagement recently. Well done and many good wishes for the future.

Wedding Anniversary.

Congratulations and many good wishes are extended to Ann and Eamon Symth, Clonmona who celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary recently. Well done to you both and continued good wishes into the future.

Community Concert.

There will be a Community Concert in St. Flannan’s Cathedral Killaloe on Friday 5th November 8pm. Local artists – Norma Manly, Maeve O’Brien, Munster Music Academy & The Kennedys are performing for the benefit of Killaloe Playground & Killaloe Enhancement Group (KEG).  All proceeds will go towards these two worthy causes.  Tickets are €10 and available from Eddie O’Gorman 086 8461959 and Bobby Reynolds 085 1743910.

Irelands Fittest Family.

We got a brief look at our Lorrha family on Sunday night’s episode of the popular RTE series ‘Ireland’s Fittest Family’.  The McIntyre family came through to the final group of sixteen families that were picked from hundreds of entries. They will be put through extreme endurance challenges in the coming weeks and we all must wait to see how our own parish family fair out.   Will they be crowned Ireland’s Fittest Family and take the prize of €15,000 back to Lorrha? There to help the groups along the way are four iconic sporting legends. Anna Geary, the four-time All Star winner with Cork camogie, Irish rugby hero Donncha O’Callaghan, legendary hurler Davy Fitzgerald and Olympic sprinter Derval O’Rourke are the four coaches and Donnacha opted for the McIntyre’s. We wish them well. The series is hosted by Mairead Ronan.
Ireland’s Fittest Family is on Sunday evening at 6.30pm on RTE 1.Well worth a watch.

75th Anniversary.

St. Flannan’s N.S. Rathcabbin plan on celebrating the 75th anniversary of the school next year. They are hoping to produce a book about the school since the building opened in 1946. Help is required for this project, sourcing material like photographs, stories, and accounts of things from school days. Anyone wishing to help out is asked to contact the Principal Conor Darcy on (086) 4140102 or email rathcabbinns75@gmail.com. All help welcome.

Change of Numbers.

Tipperary County Council has announced that they are changing their contact phone numbers as a result of ComReg’s decision to withdraw the 1850, 1890 and 076 range of Non-Geographic-Numbers (NGN).  From Monday November 1st if you want to contact the Customer Services Desks you will find them on the new number at 0818 06 5000. For Emergency Out of Hours contact  0818 06 5003 and for Tipperary eParking (ParkMagic) you will get them on  0818 06 5004.

A Message from Fr. Tom.

Churches are now fully open, however worries still remain. We welcome the opening of our churches to full capacity. We are delighted to welcome everyone back to our church services. We’ve missed you and we know it takes courage to come back to gathering again. But, it would seem prudent for now to keep precautions in our churches more or less as they are, that is mask wearing, social distancing, and hand hygiene. The new HSE guidelines suggest we need to keep all the protections in place. There’s loads of room for everyone to  kept safe. The Pastoral Council of our three parishes are unanimous that this is best and safest way ahead for us while recognizing that practices may vary.

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 annual blessing of Graves will take place in Lorrha Cemetery at 2pm on Sunday November 7th.   During the month of November people are invited to place their petitions for their departed relatives in boxes provided in both Lorrha & Rathcabbin churches.

The November First Friday Mass on 5th Nov. will be celebrated in Lorrha Church at 8.00pm.

During the month of November people are invited to place their petitions for their departed relatives in boxes provided in both Lorrha & Rathcabbin churches.


GAA News.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €8,300. The numbers drawn on 1 November were: 1-2-17-23. No Match 3. 4 Lucky Dips: Lynne Flynn, James Dunne, Pat Carroll, Colin Molloy. Promoters: Martin Hough, D&K Mannion, Mulrooney’s Gala. Next Monday’s jackpot is €8,400 with €100 Match 3 pot. Team 8 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.   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).

Junior B Camogie team: Had a great win over Gortnahoe/Glengoole in the county championship semi-final on Saturday, on a final score of 3-15 to 2-6. Congrats to the girls, who are through to a county final which will take place on the weekend of November 13/14.

Calf rearing scheme: All farmers who have agreed to rear a calf will be contacted in the coming weeks.

Take time to smile…