Lorrha Notes

Rathcabbin Tidy Towns are holding a Halloween raffle with some lovely prizes on offer. Tickets will be sold during the month of October with the raffle taking place on Sunday 30th.  1st prize will be an overnight with breakfast at the Aloft Hotel, Dublin. 2nd prize Large Luxury Hamper which can be viewed in Kellys shop, 3rd prize is a mystery voucher to the value of €200 and the 4th prize is a 8 x 4 car trailer load of firewood worth €140. Tickets costing €5 each can be purchased from the committee/volunteers, in Kelly’s shop or on line at I donate.ie. https://www.idonate.ie/raffle/RathcabbinTidyTownsHalloweenRaffle. All money raised will be used for further projects around the village. Your support will be welcome and appreciated by the committee.

 Late Eamon Mannion.

The death took place on Monday 26th September of Eamon Mannion, Curraghagloss, Lorrha.
Predeceased by his parents Tom and Mai, sister Mary, brothers Michael and Tommy, brothers in law Sal and Martin and grandson Grant. He is survived by his wife Kathleen, sons David, Mark and Darren, daughters Louise, Janice and Alison, daughters in law Orla and Donna, son in law Liam, brothers Liam and Sean, sister Kathleen, sisters in law, brothers in law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends to whom sympathy is offered.
After funeral Mass in St. Ruadhan’s Church, Lorrha on Thursday 29th burial took place in Bonoham Cemetery, Rathcabbin. May he rest in peace.

Late Timothy Houlihan.

The death took place on Thursday 29th September of Timothy Houlihan, Derrinvohill, Borrisokane and late of Derry, Rathcabbin.
Predeceased by his parents Bill and Ellen, his sister Mary and his brother Jack. Deeply regretted by his nephews Ken, Hubert, Colm and Declan Hogan, his nieces-in-law, grand nieces and grand nephews, his wonderful carers, his great neighbours and all his friends and relatives.
After funeral Mass in St. Peter and Paul’s Church, Borrisokane on Saturday October 1st. burial took place in Lorrha Cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Harvest Thanksgiving.

The Annual Harvest Thanksgiving Service on Sunday 9th October in St Ruadhans Church of Ireland at 8.00 pm.  All are welcome.


Former Kerry All Ireland winning footballer Kieran Donaghy will visit Rathcabbin N.S. on Thursday October 13th. at 12.30pm. Kieran works with PST, the company responsible for the schools astro turf pitch and is kindly coming to officially cut the ribbon and open the pitch. Refreshments will be server afterwards, and everyone, parents, families, members of the community and GAA club etc. are all welcome to attend.

Rathcabbin NS 75 Years

As mentioned last year, Rathcabbin National School plans to mark its 75th year with a celebration. We will celebrate on Sunday October 16th, after mass/1pm at the school. It will be exactly 75 years since the first classes were taught in the building in October 1947.
The school was hoped to be ready in 1946, but in autumn 47, after some delay in construction in a very different- post World War 2 Ireland, the school community began a new era.  We invite all pupils, families, past pupils and their families, friends and everyone that knows the school to come and enjoy the day. There will be some guests, some entertainment and refreshments at the school, and a chance to meet old friends and neighbours.  There will be more information so keep an eye out for updates. If you have any queries, information to contribute or connections to the school in the past etc, feel free to text 0864140102 or email rathcabbinns75@gmail.com. In the mean-time, please spread the word and keep the date in mind. Thank you.

Addition to Ploughing Success.

James Hough (Rathcabbin) and Joe Slattery (Coolbawn) picked up 5th place in their respective ploughing class during the National Ploughing Championships held recently. The two men was mistakenly omitted from last week’s list for which we offer our apologies. Well done to both. All the winners will be presented with their trophies during a banquet which will take place in The Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise on Sunday October 9th.

Good Luck.

Best of luck to the Intermediate hurling squad when they take on Borrisokane in the Tipperary intermediate quarter final on Saturday October 8 in Nenagh at 2.00.

Date for your Diary.

A fundraising poker classic will be held in Hannigans of Kilbarron on 23rd. October at 6pm. All proceeds to the North Tipp Ploughing committee. If interested, talk to Joe Slattery.

2023 Parish Calendar.

Lorrha Development are looking for your help. Have you photographs you would like to share in the 2023 parish calendar? If so call Anne Marie Hough on 087 966 6249 or Barbara Tierney on 087 440 2496.

Church News.

First Friday Mass will be celebrated  in St. Ruadhan’s Church,  Lorrha at 8pm this  Friday 7th October which is also  National day of Prayer for Children.

 Mission Sunday.

 Mission Sunday is Sun 23rd Oct and the tradition for a number of years now are to observe the month as Mission Month. The theme is “You shall be my witnesses” Pope Francis.  Here is a link to a short video analysis of mission Sunday, produced locally. https://youtu.be/iVegzDGMzQc .

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.

Church Bookings:  Can anyone wishing to book anniversary masses, christenings, weddings etc, please contact the church sacristans, Agnes Slevin in Lorrha, and Mary Cleary in Rathcabbin.

Marriage Enrichment Weekend.

The Marriage Enrichment weekend  will take place this year on Friday 4th to  Sunday 6th Nov 2022 in the International Hotel, Cork Airport. For more info / book, visit www.marriageencounter.ie

Rediscovering God.

An afternoon with Jessie Rogers at Pastoral Ctr. Nenagh, Sat.15th Oct. 2-5pm.  Suggested donation €20 To book: Srs. Rita/Patricia Greene 06732830.

GAA Notes.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €13,100. The numbers drawn on 3 October were: 10-22-24-26. No Match 3. 4 Lucky Dips: Chrissie Hough, Noreen Houlihan, Paul Houlihan, Liam Moran.  Promoters: D&K Mannion, Kelly’s, Mulrooney’s Gala. Next Monday’s jackpot is €13,200 with Team 8 in charge in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Intermediate: The Intermediate hurlers take on Borrisokane in the County quarter final this Saturday, 8th October in Nenagh at 2.00pm. Tickets can be purchased online at Tipperary GAA | Future Ticketing

Junior Hurling: The junior ‘B’ hurlers take on Clerihan in the County quarter final on Sunday, 9th October in Templetuohy at 11.30am. Tickets can be purchased online at Tipperary GAA | Future Ticketing

Tipperary GAA Draw: The first Tipp draw of the year took place on Friday night and it was a lucky start for Lorrha, with both Margaret Kinsella and Donal Kennedy winning €1000 plus 100 prize bonds. Well done to chief promoter Kathleen Gleeson on all her work with the draw, she certainly seems to have the golden touch.

Social Dancing: resumes next Friday night at 9.30pm at the Tony Reddin Centre to the music of Break free.

Sympathies: To the Hogan family, Roden, on the death of Timmy Houlihan, and to the O’Meara family, Redwood, on the passing of Mary O’Meara. May they rest in Peace.