Lorrha Notes

Minister for Education Norma Foley officially opened the extension to Redwood school today Thursday June 16th and is pictured here on her arrival with the school Principal Michelle Hogan.   Pic: Rose Mannion.

Open to the Public.

Redwood Castle, Lorrha will be open to the public this Wednesday 15th June from 2.30pm to 6.30pm.
Come along and view one of the oldest castles in Ireland, still owned by its original clan, the MacEgans.  Michael Egan from Castlebar, restored the entire castle to its former glory and used it for a second family home. Now owned and run by his daughter, Coleesa, the castle opens to the public during summer months as a sight of historic interest.

Official Opening Change of Time.

Minister for Education Norma Foley will officially open the new extension to Redwood School. She will be joined by Bishop Fintan Monahan and other dignitaries on Thurs 16th June at 4.30pm. Please Note change of time. There will be lots of entertainment with tea & refreshments afterwards. There will also be Mass on Sat 18th June at 6.30pm in Redwood church to bless the school. We would like to invite everyone to come along and join us on both days to celebrate this significant occasion in the school’s history.


Sympathy is extended to Joe Dolan and family, Lossernane on the death of his uncle Ted (Edward) Coughlan, New York and formally Ballybeg, Coolderry, who passed away recently after a short illness. Ted, who was 88 years old, spent most of his life in the US and is the last of that generation of his family. Burial took place in the US.  May he rest in peace.

Good Luck.

The best of luck is extended to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary senior camogie squad when they travel to play Wexford  on Saturday 18th. Time and venue to be confirmed.  This is a must win game for Tipp as they now face an uphill struggle to qualify out of their group in this year’s championship.


Portumna Day Care Centre are looking for a part time cook plus kitchen assistant. If you are interested do apply with your CV to Portumna Day Care Service, Castle Avenue or by email to portumnasocialservices@gmail.com or you can give them a call on (087) 430 2540.

Coffee Morning.

To mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2022, Silver Arch Resource Centre, in conjunction with the HSE Safeguarding & Protection Team, is hosting a free coffee morning in Tyone Community Centre on Wed 15th June from 11am to 12:30pm.  This day hopes to be a useful platform to provide information on how and where to access support if people are concerned for themselves or others. All are welcome, however spaces are limited; book by ringing reception at 067-31800

Wedding Bells.

Many congratulations are extended to David Fogarty, Lorrha and Amanda Burke Kilbarron who were married recently. We wish them many years of good health and happiness in their future life together.

Virtual Dementia Café.

Nenagh & Ballina-Killaloe Virtual Dementia Cafe invites you to join us for our next virtual dementia cafe on Thurs 16th June at 7pm (rescheduled from our May cafe). Our guest speaker is Tim O’Donoghue who will be speaking on the topic of driving assessments for people with varying medical conditions or who have concerns around capacity to drive. Please email ballinakillaloe.dementiacafe@gmail.com for link – all are welcome.

Art Exhibition.

Creative Spirits Art Group Borrisokane is holding their “Borrisokane in Bloom” Art Exhibition in Nenagh Arts Centre from Fri 17th June to Mon 27th June.  This group of talented Ladies meets weekly with their Tutor Melissa Ryan of Tipperary ETB.  Everyone is welcome to pop in and view this lovely exhibition.

Church News.

Please take note that Saturday evening Mass on the 18th June will be celebrated in Redwood Church. Please note the change of church.

The Feast of Corpus Christi is next Sunday 19th June.

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.
World Elder Abuse Day: Wed.15th June. If you have a concern for yourself or another person contact HSE Safeguarding Team safeguarding.cho3@hse.ie 067 46470

Collection Buckets.
Please note that collection buckets are available in Sceal shop, Friars Tavern, Pat Hough’s, Kellys Rathcabbin, Ferry Inn and Mulrooney’s Ferry Service Station for anyone wishing to make a contribution to the homecoming of the Lorrha Martin O’Meara VC. The committee also have a Go Fund Me page which is in operation 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. Your support is much appreciated. You can follow us on www.lorrhadorrha.ie or on facebook  https://www.facebook.com/groups/403195614992761.

Lorrha Cemetery Committee.

The annual  Lorrha Cemetery Mass will be held on Saturday evening June 25th at 6.30pm. Weather permitting the Mass will be celebrated in the Cemetery grounds, otherwise it will take place in the Church. There will be a maintenance collection on the evening and we are very grateful for the continued support.

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.

GAA News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €11,500. The numbers drawn on 13 June: 3-13-14-22. 3 Match 3’s share €100: Paul Houlihan, Caoimhe Kennedy, Joe Ryan. Promoters: Betty Houlihan, Noreen Houlihan, Mulrooney’s Gala.
Next Monday’s jackpot is €11,600 with Team 7 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Junior Hurling: Hard luck to the Junior Bs on their loss to Silvermines in the League semi-final. They are looking forward to the first round of the championship at home to Knockshegowna on weekend 24-26 June.

Social Dancing: Continues this Friday at 9.30pm to the music of Peter Burke.

Congratulations: To Amanda and David Fogarty, a player and sponsor of the club, on their recent marriage.

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