Lorrha Notes

One of the large heaps of rubbish in the Coolross Rathcabbin land fill that the Council is now clearing away.  Pic Rose Mannion


Birthday Greetings.

Congratulations and happy birthday is extended to Clodagh McIntyre who celebrated her 21st  last week. Clodagh celebrated the occasion on the camogie pitch (where else would you find Clodagh), when she and her UCD team mates defeated WIT on a scoreline of 2.8 to 1.8, having narrowly beaten DCU in previous match. Clodagh and the girls are now through to the Ashbourne Cup semi-finals week-end but first they must fulfill a UL fixture where the result won’t matter to them. What a wonderful way to celebrate a 21st birthday doing what you love to do. Well done Clodagh and good luck in the semi-finals with your team mates from UCD.

Grants Available.

Tipperary County Council are offering non public roads grants to farmers. Projects must benefit two or more parcels of land owned or occupied by different persons or serve the public. Further details and application forms are available from Roads Section, Tipperary County Council, Civic Offices, Limerick Road, Nenagh. Phone 0818 06 5000 or by email from lis@tipperarycoco.ie or from the Council’s web site www.tipperarycoco.ie.  Closing date for receipt of completed application is 12 noon on Friday 18th February.

National Ploughing Championships.

The organizers of the National Ploughing Championship are working hard to make a huge comeback after a two year absence. The three day event which is set to take place in Ratheniska in Laois on September 20th. 21st and 22nd is expected to be as big an event as it has been over the last number of years. Now that most on the restrictions are lifted, the North Tipperary Ploughing Championships which will be held in March, are looking for a suitable site.  Any farmer who thinks they might be able to host the event, is asked to make contact with the secretary Denis Cahalan on (087) 7793719.

Well Done.

Congratulations to two parish girls Celine Guinan and Frances Bugler who have been named on the Tipperary Minor camogie panel for 2022. Both girls play their camogie with neighbours Shannon Rovers.  We wish them well in their forthcoming games.


Sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Mary Murray nee Dillon, Cork and late of Lorrha, who died on Tuesday January 18th. After funeral Mass on Monday last 24th in The Holy Family Church, Military Hill, burial took place in St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Kilcully. May she rest in peace.

News from Lorrha School


We are now accepting enrolment for September 2022. Application forms can be downloaded from our school website www.lorrhans.ie or by calling the school on (090) 9747295.

Well Done Clodagh.

Congratulations and well done to our past pupil Clodagh McIntyre who was named on the Tipperary All Star team for 2021 in the mid field position and also the club player of the year award. Clodagh recently captained Lorrha Junior B team to victory in the championship and was outstanding for the club all year.

Cups Visit to our School.

On Friday January 14th the camogie girls brought the Junior B cup and the U12 cup to our school. The cups were admired, questions were asked of the players and photos were taken.  Many thanks to the players who took time out to bring the Silverware and talk to the pupils and we wish them well on the field of play again this year.

Minutes Silence.

We observed a minute’s silence on Tuesday morning 18th at 11am as Ashling Murphy’s funeral Mass commenced in Mount Bolus.  May she rest in peace.

Farm Partnership.

Farmers are urged that getting the right advice is crucial for registered farm partnerships. Changing farm structures is a big decision for any farmer and all Department of Agriculture, Revenue and legal aspects should be reviewed fully before entering a farm partnership. The current deadline for applying for a Registered Farm Partnership number this year is the 11th of February 2022. Once your accountant and /or solicitor have examined the structure and it makes financial, succession and legal sense, the next step is to deal with the Department of Agriculture. While you can 100% be in a registered farm partnership after this date, your BPS will remain in your name for the 2022 scheme year so now is the time to get the process started.

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.

School Retreats available at Knock Shrine.

We are delighted to announce that the Youth Ministry at Knock Shrine will resume school retreats throughout 2022. School retreats are available to both primary & secondary schools & offer students a meaningful, spiritually uplifting day to reflect within themselves and experience quality time with their fellow students. Retreat programmes are flexible and can be tailored to suit your group’s needs or time limitations. If you would like to plan a school retreat, please get in touch with a member of our Youth Ministry team.  E: youthministry@knockshrine.ie   or find out more at www.knockshrine.ie/news

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