Lorrha Notes

North Tipp Ploughing.

At the last meeting of the current season, of the North Tipperary Ploughing Association, Chairman Ray Clancy thanked the committee and members and indeed everyone who helped in whatever way during the very successful championships held on March 6th. He paid a special tribute to the land owner for the use of the property on the day and to Nenagh Gardai for their valued assistance. Proceeds from the refreshments and the gate collection (both of which were voluntary), will be divided equally between Embrace, the farm accident charity and the North Tipp Hospice.
All members wished the hard working Secretary Denis Cahalan a happy 70th birthday and the good wishes were also extended also to the President Eileen Duffy who celebrated her 88th birthday recently too. Well done both.

Census 2022.

Our next census will be taken on Sunday night coming April 3rd and every man, woman and child  present in Ireland on that night must be included on the form. A team of 5,100 enumerators have been delivering and continue to deliver, over 2 million census forms to every household in the country. These forms must be completed on census night and will be collected by an enumerator before 6 May.
The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has said that this year’s census will generate a detailed picture of social and living conditions in Ireland.  The census provides a uniquely comprehensive account of the population of Ireland as well as providing a valuable historic record for future generations to study. As we mark the Decade of Centenaries, and examine the progress we have made as a nation, it will be fascinating to see what Census 2022 tells us about our country. The form features a number of new questions including renewable energy sources, childcare, smoking and working from home. This will add to the immense value the census provides.


Sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of  Padraig McCole (Woodford) formerly Lorrha who died recently. May he rest in peace.

Housing Grants.

Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien TD and Minister of State for Local Government and Planning, Peter Burke TD, have announced €3.33 million in funding for Housing Adaptation Grants for Older People and People with a Disability living in Tipperary. The allocation is an increase of €59,455 on 2021 and continues the year-on-year increases in the grant since 2014.
Grants of up to €30,000 are available to assist disabled people in carrying out necessary works to make a house more suitable for their needs. Additionally, grants of up to €8,000 are available to assist older people to have necessary repairs or improvements carried out on their homes and grants of up to €6,000 are available for mobility aids.  The fund which supports home adaptations for older people, disabled people and those with mobility issues, provides 80% Exchequer funding through the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, with the remaining 20% in funding coming from Tipperary County Council.


Host families with children/teenagers required for 3 weeks in July for French homestay programme. Please call Marie on 087 4154983 after 4pm or text host to this number.

Lorrha N.S. are enroling for September 2022. Application forms can be downloaded from the school website www.lorrhans.ie or by calling the school on (090) 9747295 for a copy.

Church News.

First Friday Mass will be celebrated in Lorrha Church at 7.30pm on this Friday April 1st.
Accord is recruiting interested people to assist in the provision of Marriage Preparation Programmes. Application forms are available by contacting marriagepreparation@accord.ie
Selections will take place in June of this year with training commencing in September.
This year Accord is celebrating 60 years supporting couples and families. Please contact us for any support you may need www.accord.ie

Mass will be celebrated on 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.
Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, 04th April 2022. €570pps. Price includes return bus, 4 nights in Knock House Hotel with Full Board.  All entertainment & excursions.  Wheelchair accessible rooms. Tel; 087 1890 236 or knockpilgrimages@gmail.com
Lough Derg 2022 reopens 1st May. One day retreats May, August and Sept., €45 daily. Three Day pilgrimages June, July and August, €80,  for more details: 071 9861518 info@loughderg.org
Lourdes 2022: Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes resumes this year from 28th June to 3rd July, direct from Shannon. Sick or assisted pilgrims will not travel.  Cost from  €739 To reserve contact Joe Walsh Tours -Tel; 01-2410800, The autumn pilgrimage will take place from 2nd to 7th Oct 2022.Enquiries to Fr Tom Ryan Pilgrimage Director 087- 2349816

GAA News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €10,400. The numbers drawn on 28 March were: 8-25-26-32. 1 Match 3: Agnes Sherlock wins €100. Promoters: Eamonn Maher, Liam Reddish, Internet.
Next Monday’s jackpot will be €10,500 with Team 5 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

​Intermediate Hurling: Lorrha take on Kilsheelan/Kilcash away this Sunday at 12 noon in round 2 of the County Hurling League.

Social Dancing: It’s back, on Friday 8th April and with a bang. Glór Tíre winner Aishling Rafferty will be accompanied by Noelie Ryan. So come early not to be disappointed.

Child Welfare course: will take place in the Tony Reddin Centre on Thursday, 31st March from 6.45 to 9.45pm. Contact Tom Kennedy 0879191689.