Lorrha Notes

Australian Ambassador HE Gary Gray laying a wreath at the Martin O’Meara memorial in Lorrha when he visited recently.


Well done to the young people from the three schools in the parish who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Sunday last in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church, Rathcabbin. Fr. Tom praised the candidates, their parents and teachers for their involvement in the Sacrament. Nadine Guinan, Gwilym Tooher, Leah Delaney, Darragh Duffy, Louise Killeen, Jill Perry, Jamie Hogan, Ava Houlihan, Katie Downes, Maksymilian Gaszka, Matthew Hanlon, Thia Houlihan, Jack Kennedy, Piedro Ribero. We wish them all every blessing into the future.

Know Where Your Dog Is.

Gardai are asking dog owners to make sure you know where your dog is at all times. When out walking the dog, make sure it is on a lead and not running and roaming freely in case it gets separated from its owner. A call has also been made to Tipperary County Council to roll out a public awareness campaign to help prevent dogs from killing sheep around the county. Dog owners are responsible for their dog, so know where it is advise the Gardai.


Sympathy is extended to the King families Riverstown and Carrig the relatives, friends and team mates of Aidan on his tragic passing on Tuesday 10th May.  After funeral Mass in St. Brendan’s Church Birr on Saturday last, burial took place in Carrig Cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Good Luck.

The best of luck is extended to Brian Hogan, Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher and the Tipperary senior hurling team as they take on Cork in round 5 and the final round of the Munster Championship. The game is fixed for Semple Stadium at 4pm and we wish the lads the best of luck.
We also wish Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary Senior camogie team the best of luck this Saturday 21st when they play Clare in the first round of the Senior Championship. This game is a double header and fixed for the Ragg camogie pitch at 5pm after the Juniors play Cavan at 2pm. We wish both teams the best of luck.

Lorrha Development Association

National Spring Clean 2022

Great work was done in lorrha village on Thursday21st April as part of National Spring Clean 2022.

Well done and thank you to all that turned out, great to see the children getting involved in

National Spring Clean 2022. has was an amazing opportunity for communities to come together and do their bit for their local environment

It’s time to get summer ready, We will meet every Tuesday & Thursday  evening at 7.30

Anyone wishing to join us please do as all are welcome and your help with planting, painting, weeding, sweeping, pruning and maintaining our village would be greatly appreciated. Contact Marian or Barbara if you can make it.

Container Planting for Biodiversity Workshop on Saturday 21st May 10 am to 1 pm in Community Hall Lorrha facilitated by Anne Marie Mahon Ecologist. Help to survey the planters around Lorrha and learn how these can be improved for biodiversity.

Lorrha Camogie.

Medal Presentation Dinner Dance

Our Adult team will hold a medal presentation night in Dooleys Hotel  on Saturday 11th of June with a meal, band an DJ. Tickets are available from committee members so get your dancing shoes on for a what will be a celebratory night for the parish.

Best of luck to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipp team who play Clare on Saturday in the first round of the championship at 5pm in the Ragg Camogie Pitch.

Go Fund Me Page.

A Go Fund Me page is up and running at https://www.gofundme.com/f/homecoming-of-martin-omearas-vc or by typing in Homecoming of Martin O’Meara’s VC  Go Fund Me Page, to raise the necessary funds required to bring Martin O’Meara’s VC to Lorrha for the first time in 105 years. You can also follow us on www.lorrhadorrha.ie or on facebook  https://www.facebook.com/groups/403195614992761. Your support will be much appreciated.

Bramble Art Display Reminder. 

Lorrha SCEAL shop is hosting a children’s art project by the students of Ute Duggan “Bramble Art” from May 8th- 22nd. It will be on display in Portumna library from May 24th – June 7th. All are welcome.

Summer Camp.

Busy Bodies Summer Camp 2022 takes place in Killeen National School, with week 1 commencing 4th July, & week 2 from 12th July. Activities include sports, swimming, cooking, music, arts and much more. Ages 3 to 10 years. Time from 9.30am to 3pm with the school opening at 8am. Bring a lunch. Phone Ann on 087 9625218 for more info & booking details.

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 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.

GAA Notes

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €11,100. The numbers drawn on 16 May were: 2-3-9-21. 7 Match 3’s: Fiona Daly, Ann Egan, Nora Gardiner, Maureen Gaynor, Kathleen Kennedy, Carmel Lambe, Adrian Molloy. Promoters: Liam Reddish, Mulrooney’s Gala, Internet.
Next Monday’s jackpot is €11,200 with Team 4 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Intermediate Hurling: Well done to the intermediate hurlers who, after their 2-25 to 0-18 win over Ballingarry last Sunday, have qualified for the semi-finals of the Division 3 County League and will host Ballina in that game on 28-29 May.

Referee: Mark Houlihan is currently refereeing games and is looking for umpires to volunteer for occasional matches. If anyone’s interested, contact Mark.

Social dancing: Continues this Friday to the music of Declan Aungier. Doors open 9.00pm