Lorrha Notes

              Happy Easter to all readers of this web site.


Holy Week Ceremonies In Lorrha Parish.

Holy Thursday:   Mass of the Lords Supper in Rathcabbin Church at 8.00pm
Good Friday:  The Passion of Our Lord will be held in Lorrha Church at 3.00pm. Redwood Church at 8.00pm ‘Reflecting on the Passion of Jesus’.
Holy Saturday: Easter vigil Mass in Lorrha Church at 6.30pm. Easter Sunday Mass in Rathcabbin Church at 11.30am.

Holy Week Ceremonies in our Pastoral Area

Holy Thursday:  Terryglass 8pm – Borrisokane 8pm. Night prayer. Borrisokane 9pm (Confessions afterwards)  Good Friday: Kilbarron 3pm –  Borrisokane 3pm (Confessions afterwards). Stations of the Cross: Borrisokane 2:15pm.  Terryglass- Prayer around the Cross 8pm. Holy Saturday: Borrisokane 7pm –  Kilbarron 8pm. Easter Sunday: Dawn Mass 6am in Skehana.  Terryglass 9:30am. Borrisokane10.30am

Rathcabbin Tidy Towns:

Meeting for Rathcabbin Tidy Towns in Rathcabbin Hall Thursday 14th April at 8pm. We are looking for Volunteers interested in joining to attend

News from Lorrha School.

Tennis Lessons.

We are almost finished with our very popular tennis lessons organised by Kieran and the pupils have enjoying the exercise and skills that tennis offers. Many thanks to Kieran.

Library Quiz.

Our 6th class pupils were invited to take part in the Library schools quiz Tráth na gCeist Seachtain na Gaeilge 2022 sa leabharlann. They did very well on the day coming in fourth position and they gained valuable experience around the occasion. Our thanks to Nenagh Library for inviting our school to participate. Well done to Louise Killeen, Katie Downes, Jamie Hogan and Matthew Hanlon.

Fire Safety Demonstration.

Darren and Gary visited us on Wednesday April 6th to give a fire safety demonstration. They explained how people can prevent fire in their homes and workplace and what to do in the event of a fire occurring. They also explained the importance of having working fire alarms and how to test that they work properly and they shared their expertise of many more fire free safety tips and keeping safe. Our thanks to Darren and Gary from Borrisokane Fire Station for giving us their valuable time and welcomed demonstration.


We are 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.

Lorrha Camogie.

The Junior A’s travelled to Puckane to play Kiladangan place top of the group and despite a great first half performance went down 3-13 to 1 – 11 . We are awaiting news on further matches.
The U16 squad were defeated by Portoe away  and play their final group game this Wednesday 13th in Tony Reddin Park at 7 pm. The u14 Championship started with a good home win v Portroe. Our  next game versus Templemore is scheduled for Friday 15th at home. U15 Feile will take place Monday 18th April. The last of the U12 Go Games Blitz will take place on the weekend of 23rd  April before the U12 league kicks off.

Library Updates Online Services.

Tipperary library members can now renew their membership or become a new member on line for the first time. Launched at the end of March, this new online service offers all library members the chance to browse a catalogue of 12 million items, and reserve items to borrow. Up to twelve items can be borrowed at a time, and members can choose from a catalogue of 12 million items. Library members can also instantly borrow and download eBooks and eAudiobooks using the library’s Borrowbox app.  Library members can access the new system at www.tipperarylibraries.ie.

GAA News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €10,600. The numbers drawn on 11 April were: 6-8-11-20. 1 Match 3 – Fergal Whyte wins €100. Promoters: Noreen Houlihan, Tony Coen and Maureen Guinan. Next Mondays jackpot is €10,700 with Team 7 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Intermediate Hurling: The Intermediates take on Silvermines in round 3 of the County League this Saturday in Tony Reddin Park at 6.00pm.

Junior B: Well done to the Junior ‘B’ team who defeated Shannon Rovers 2-25 to 3-11 in the opening round of the North League last Saturday. Next game is away to Moneygall on Saturday 23rd April.

Tipperary: Best of luck to Brian Hogan, Patrick Maher, and the Tipperary senior hurlers in the Munster Championship against Waterford on Sunday.

Best of luck also to Colm Fogarty and the Tipp U20’s against Waterford in the Munster Championship.

Tipperary GAA draw: Well done to Tommy and Katherine Hartnett, Ballymacegan who won €200 in the Tipperary GAA draw last night.

Social Dancing: Social dancing made its eagerly anticipated return on Friday night and, with Aishling Rafferty putting on a show, boy was it worth the wait. There was a great crowd over on the night and we’re hoping for more of the same this Friday, April 15, with Checkers playing music on the night. Don’t miss out.There was a great crowd and we’re hoping for more of the same this Friday, 15th April, with Checkers playing music. Don’t miss out.

Edward Hayden is encouraging the people of Tipperary to ‘Rethink the Sink’

                                                        this Easter 

Spring has sprung, bringing with it beautiful pastel colours, chocolate eggs, adorable chicks and long awaited reunions with family and friends over celebratory Easter dinners. This Easter, Clean Coasts in partnership with Irish Water is partnering with Edward Hayden to ask the people of Tipperary to ‘Rethink the Sink’ and never pour fats, oils and greases (FOGs) from the Easter roast down the sink. Instead, collect FOGs into a heat proof container (egg cartons, tins and jars are egg-cellent choices!), allow them to cool and empty into the bin.  Edward Hayden along with other celebrity chefs and well known personalities from around Ireland are participating in this years Easter ‘Think Before You Pour’ campaign including Kevin Dundon, Gina Daly, Lilly Higgins, JP McMahon, Guy Sinnott and Mark Murphy as well as well-known food blogger, Niamh O’Sullivan.

‘Think Before You Pour’ is operated by Clean Coasts in partnership with Irish Water and appeals to the public not to pour FOGs down the kitchen sink, as a B&A survey reveals that approximately 4 out of 10 people admit to doing so.  FOGs may seem like liquid when poured, but they cool and harden as they travel along the pipes and can cause blockages in our homes, businesses, the public sewer network and wastewater treatment plants and can even lead to overflows of sewage in our communities and pollution in rivers, on beaches and in the ocean. When FOGs combine with wipes and other sewage related litter such as hair and dental floss that shouldn’t be flushed down the toilet, fatbergs can form. Irish Water clears hundreds of blockages including fatbergs from the wastewater network every week.

Well-known Kilkenny chef Edward Hayden said: “This Easter I am delighted to be working with Clean Coasts and Irish Water on the Think Before You Pour campaign. It is so important that we dispose of fats from cooking correctly. If they are poured down the sink they can lead to blockages and fatbergs. An easy solution is to simply pour the fats in to a container once they are cooled and throw the contents in the bin. Trays and pans can be wiped with a kitchen towels to get any extra fatty residues before washing.”

Jim Fitzgerald, Regional Operational Manager, South East Region added: “Irish Water is delighted to be teaming up with Clean Coasts and chefs from all around Ireland for the ‘Rethink the Sink’ Easter campaign. Last year we responded to approximately 10,000 customer notified blockages along the wastewater network, which were leading to sewer overflows. Removing fatbergs and blockages from our public sewers and cleaning up sewer overflows is a dirty job with nasty consequences but so easy to prevent. We are reminding the public to ‘Think Before You Pour’ this Easter, not to use the kitchen sink as a bin and to help us safeguard the wastewater network and local environment by collecting cooled fats, oils and greases and disposing of them in their bin.”

Speaking about the campaign, Sinead McCoy, Coastal Communities Manager, Clean Coasts said: “The prevention of blockages in our wastewater systems by fats, oils and greases is something everybody can engage in. Simply by being more conscious of our behaviour at the sink, and by making small changes, we can all have a positive impact on our natural environment. I would encourage and remind everyone to ‘Think Before You Pour’ this Easter.”

Think Before You Pour: 

Think Before You Pour is a public awareness campaign highlighting the problems caused by pouring fats, oils and greases (FOGs) down the sink. Consequences include the formation of fatbergs, which are very large masses of solid waste in a sewerage system, consisting especially of congealed fat and personal hygiene products that have been flushed down toilets. This causes blockages in our household plumbing and our wastewater network. The goal of the campaign is to encourage people to always #thinkb4upour. The campaign is operated by Clean Coasts (An Taisce) in partnership with Irish Water. Think Before You Pour is a section of the Think Before You Flush Campaign, which highlights the problems associated with flushing inappropriate items, such as wipes and cotton bud sticks, down the toilet.

Clean Coasts: 

Clean Coasts is a charity programme, run through the Environmental Education Unit of An Taisce, which engages communities in the protection of Ireland’s beaches, seas and marine life. Clean Coasts works with communities to help protect and care for Ireland’s waterways, coastline, seas, ocean and marine life. Clean Coasts thrives to create tangible and immediate improvements to Ireland’s coastal environment, involving thousands of volunteers removing large quantities of marine litter from our coastline each year.  Clean Coasts has grown over the years and now includes two main national clean-up drives. Other initiatives include the Green Coast Award, the Love Your Coast Photography competition, the Clean Coasts Roadshows for coastal communities and the Ocean Hero Awards. All these initiatives are aimed at celebrating the beauty of our coast and the efforts of our volunteers across all of Ireland.

Currently, there are nearly 2000 registered Clean Coasts volunteering groups. There are a variety of group types such as community groups, residents’ associations, tidy towns groups, sports clubs, schools, businesses, universities etc. Clean Coasts organises hundreds of beach clean-ups annually mobilising thousands of volunteers, removing considerable quantities of marine litter from Ireland’s beaches and waterways.  Our volunteering has expanded to also include Corporate Volunteering.

2021 Think Before You Pour Survey Summary of Results 

n 2021 Irish Water commissioned a survey of the nation’s pouring behaviour. 1,019 adults aged 18+ were surveyed by Behaviour & Attitudes in 2021.

Every day inappropriate items are poured down the sink in Ireland instead of being put in the bin. This causes blockages in our wastewater systems, ultimately leading to sewer overflows and pollution in rivers, on beaches and in the ocean.

Close to four in ten adults (38%) admit to pouring items down the sink that are known to cause blockages in our wastewater network and treatment plants.

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