Lorrha Notes

Fundraising Commences.

The Lorrha, Martin O’ Meara VC Committee, is raising funds to celebrate the visit of Martin O’Meara’s Victoria Cross back to our village of Lorrha in the summer of 2022 and for the first time in 105 years. Martins story is well know and he never forgot his parish, leaving a legacy in his will towards the restoration of the Old Abbey in Lorrha now in ruins. We want to give the Victoria Cross awarded to him a proper homecoming celebration. Anyone wishing to make a donation can do so by copying/pasting this link in their search bar https://www.gofundme.com/f/homecoming-of-martin-omearas-vc or by typing Homecoming of Martin O’Meara’s VC  Go Fund Me Page.

The Easter Bunny got a great welcome when he arrived in Rathcabbin on Easter Saturday

Late John Nevin.

The peaceful and untimely death took place on Thursday 14th April in Milford Care Centre of John Nevin, Drummin Village, Nenagh and late of Portland, Lorrha.
John fought his illness with bravery and courage and was taken far too soon from his loving family who will miss him hugely now, in particular his wife Attracta, his step sons Michael, Paddy and Brendan, his heartbroken parents Ann and John, brothers Robert and Brian, aunts Doreen, Kathleen and Phyllis, uncle Michael, cousins, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends both in Nenagh and Lorrha to whom sympathy is offered.
John’s remains reposed on Easter Sunday at his parent’s house in Portland and after funeral Mass in St Ruadhans Church, Lorrha on Easter Monday last, removal took place to Shannon Crematorium for family cremation. May John rest in peace.

Church News.

Mass times in our parish are as follows. 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.
We are trying to organise 500 Public Rosary rallies across Ireland to honour Our Lady of Fatima. What we are doing now is asking for people to organise a rally themselves in their area or wherever they want and we send a banner with a picture of Our Lady of Fatima and a manual with all the prayers and intentions.
Young Adult Catholic Conference (18 – 40) – St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, Sat April 30th, 10am – 5pm. Hear great speakers meet new friends and discover more about your Catholic faith. Cost €25, includes lunch. Search: Young Adult Catholic Conference on eventbrite.ie for more information and to book. See you there!
Affordable Live-in Homecare provides live-in carers for the elderly in your area. If you are looking for a live-in carer for your relative, please call Eileen or Tom today on 087 991 6791 or 087 744 0729. Our website is www.alhomecare.ie

Well Done.

This week Tom Dagg of Portland is celebrating the success of his grandson Aaron Delaney who lives in Newtown. Aaron was recently crowned world Irish dancing champion in the U15 age group. What a great achievement for Aaron and his family and also a wonderful celebration for his Lorrha granddad. Well done all.

Lorrha Development and Tidy Towns.

Join us in Lorrha Village on Thursday 21st April at 7.30pm. for National Spring Clean evening in association with Teagasc. Bags, gloves and pickers provided. Looking forward to seeing everyone out and about.

Looking for a Helping Hand.

Rathcabbin Tidy Towns have been around for a long time but with lock down over the past two years, volunteers just drifted away leaving the work load to one or two people. However, in recent weeks, new people began to emerge with some new faces appearing on the scene and offering their help, and with that encouragement, a small group have come together to get Rathcabbin Tidy Towns up and running again for the new season. With a spring in their step and feeling rejuvenated and ready to go, they have plenty of ideas to get the village cleaned and painted up over the next few months. The executive committee have set out a very achievable work plan targeting urgent works which includes painting, sweeping, litter picking etc. and are asking locals to come out one evening a week to help for just one hour or whatever time a person can spare. As this is National Spring clean month, the group are commencing the clean up this coming Thursday evening the 21st at 7pm. meeting outside the church, and they will continue every Thursday evening at the same time for the summer ahead. The group are appealing to all the locals to come out and volunteer just one hour or whatever time you can spare. Paying tribute to past committees, chairperson Denise Clancy, who has been involved for over 20 years, said that a lot of good work was carried out in the past and we now want to build on that and carry on having the village looking it’s best but we badly need volunteers she stressed and is appealing to locals to come out and support their efforts.  Presently the group are getting ready to plant flowers and clean and paint up the pots that are already there. Anyone wishing to donate or make a contribution to the flowers, compost etc. please contact Denise, Catherine, Fionnuala or Elaine.  All help, all contributions/donations will be most appreciated and much welcomed to get the group up and running again.

Hard Luck.

Commiserations to Brian Hogan and Bonner Maher and the Tipp senior hurling squad who were defeated by Waterford on Sunday last in the first round of the championship on a scoreline of 2.24 to 2.20. Best of luck to the lads next Sunday when they play Clare.

Good Luck.

Best of luck to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary senior camogie squad when they play Limerick in the senior quarter finals on Saturday next 23rd. This game will be played at 5pm in the TUS Gaelic Grounds, Limerick as a curtain raiser to the Senior hurling championship gave between Limerick and Waterford at 7pm.


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.

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 €10,700. The numbers drawn on 18 April were: 9-18-24-25. No Match 3. Lucky Dips: Dermot & Noreen, Martin Hough (Roden), Tony Downes, Billy Carroll.  Promoters: Eamonn Maher, Kelly’s, S. Mannion. Next Monday’s jackpot is €10,800 with Team 8 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Intermediate: The Intermediates defeated Silvermines 1-13 to 0-13 in the third round of County League Division 3 at Tony Reddin Park on Saturday evening. In round 4, they take on Burgess this Saturday, 23rd April in Kilcolman at 5.00pm.

Junior: The Junior ‘B’ hurlers take on Moneygall in round 2 of the North League this Friday 22nd April in Moneygall at 7.00pm.

Under 19: The U19 hurlers take on Moneygall/Clonakenny in the first round of the North ‘B’ League in Moneygall on Wednesday at 7.00pm.

Social Dancing: We had another great night in the clubhouse last Friday with Checkers putting on a show. There was a great crowd over and we’re hoping for more of the same this Friday, 22nd April, with Pat Daly playing music. Don’t miss out.

Club Forum/Workshop: We are having a Club Forum/Workshop on Saturday, 7th May at 7.00pm sharp in the Clubhouse. All aspects of the club will be discussed and, if you have any opinions on how the club should progress and develop, this is the time to make your voice heard. Non-members are especially welcome. There will be a guest-speaker on the night and refreshments will be served.

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