Lorrha Notes

There are still copies of the Lorrha Parish Calendar on sale in Lorrha, Carrigahorig, Portumna, Birr, Borrisokane. If you want a copy posted to you email info@lorrhadorrha.ie or call or text (086) 8647166.

Late Frank Larkin.

The death took place on Monday December 27th of Frank Larkin, Parteen, Clare and late of Rathcabbin. Frank passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at his home in Parteen on the Limerick, Clare border at the age of 87.
A serviceman for Electrolux in the Leinster/Munster area, Frank covered a lot of mileage, met lots of people and formed long and lasting friendships with many. One hobby he loved dearly was Irish music and set dancing which he took a keen interest in. He was always thoughtful of others and visited people for a chat, in particular anyone who was ill in hospital or at home and he attended many funerals back in his native Rathcabbin through the years. When in Rathcabbin, he always paid a visit to St Kieran’s Nursing home and chatted to lots of the residents there.
His door was always open to who ever visited where he and Sheila were the perfect hosts. He was a wonderful character who always had a witty remark and thoroughly enjoyed the banter on the weekend of GAA matches, especially when Tipperary were playing.
In later years after his retirement, he joined his wife Sheila as sacristans in their local church and both gave many years of dedicated service with Frank also doing caretaker of the grounds. Pre-deceased by his sisters Nan (Coughlan, Rathcabbin), Mary Burrows (Dublin), brothers John-Joe, Stephen and Jim.
Frank will be sadly missed by all who knew him but in particular by his wife Sheila, brother Kieran, brothers-in-law Tom, Cathal, Sean & Gerard, sisters-in-law Mary, Patsy, Breda, Eileen and Chris, nephews, nieces, grand-nephews, grand-nieces, relatives, kind neighbours and his many friends to whom sympathy is offered.
After concelebrated funeral Mass in St. Patrick’s Church, Parteen on Thursday 30th December, burial took place in Ballycannon Cemetery, Meelick.    May Frank rest in peace.


Rathcabbin Hall would like to thank everyone for their continuous support throughout 2021.  Some repairs are complete and more to continue into 2022.  All this would not have been possible without your generous support.  Anyone who still wants to make a donation can do so to any committee member. We would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone at home and abroad a safe and happy New Year.

Site Required.

A suitable site is required for the North Tipperary Ploughing Championships which will be held in March. Any farmer who thinks they may have a suitable venue, is asked to make contact with the secretary Denis Cahalan on (087) 7793719.

Sponsorship Programme

Inland Fisheries Ireland is encouraging angling clubs to apply for funding under its 2022 Sponsorship Programme.  The €30,000 fund will have a particular focus on initiatives aimed at beginners and young anglers, as well as events that promote sustainable angling tourism. The  deadline for applications is January 21st. More information about the Sponsorship Programme is available by visiting the Inland Fisheries Ireland website at www.fisheriesireland.ie

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.
Anyone wishing to book anniversary masses, baptisms, weddings etc, please contact the Church Sacristans, Agnes Slevin in Lorrha Church & Mary Cleary in Rathcabbin Church.

Synodal Pathway Meetings on-line via Zoom.

 A message from Bishop Fintan:  It is planned to have 7 synodal pathway meetings on-line with the various pastoral areas in different groups.  These meetings will take place beginning on the week of January 16th and continuing on the following week. Clergy and all members of the pastoral councils will be invited to join these introductory meetings, giving an explanation of what the synod is about and leaving time for discussion, questions and how to go about things at local level. Arising from this it is hoped that the first 4 weeks of Lent would be allotted to local discussion and then if possible to have a diocesan gathering at some point after Easter, Covid restrictions permitting.

Day Care.
Portumna Day-care Centre has reopened to the public. We were glad to reopen for the last few weeks of 2021. Thank you to all who attended. We would also like to thank our volunteers and our donors without whom we couldn’t continue with our services.  Happy New Year to all!

Christmas Tree Recycle.

The public is encouraged to Recycle your Christmas tree at County Council centres around the county during opening hours and free of charge from January 4th to the 15th.

Pilgrimage to San Giovanni.

A fully escorted pilgrimage with a Spiritual Director will take place to San Giovanni in Italy to include a visit to the Shrine of St. Philomena in Mugnano and a walking tour of Pietrrlcina, birthplace of St. Padre Pio, from the 18th to the 22nd of April 2022. Direct flights from Dublin to Naples Airport and coach transfer from there. The price of €669 per person includes breakfast and dinner with lunch on three days. For bookings and enquiries please call Michael or Anne on (087) 2677656.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje.

Medjugorje Irish Centre Pilgrimages April – Oct 2022: 7 Nights Apartment B&B with return Airport transfer from Dubrovnik or Split from €315 per person sharing. Guaranteed Airport transfer price for any flight. Contact us for details & book the dates that suit you. Tel. 01 4434510 or email reservations@med-irishcentre.com