Lorrha Notes

Hubert, Maria and Andrew busy rehearsing for Rathcabbin Players forthcoming production of the well known comedy ‘Perfect Wedding’. Written by Robin Hawdon and directed by Banagher man Jarred Madden. The play will be staged in Rathcabbin Hall from Thursday 23rd February to Sunday 26th February. The booking phone line will open soon, so watch this space for details.

 North Tipp Ploughing News.

Meeting of the North Tipp Ploughing committee will take place on Thursday 9th February at 8.30pm in the Yanks, Borrisokane.  This will be a very important meeting with the top item on the agenda focusing on the planning of the forthcoming championship. All members are requested to attend.  The group are looking for a suitable site for the Championships which will take place on Sunday 5th March. If anyone has a site or knows of a suitable venue, please call the secretary Denis Cahalan on 087 779 3719.

Camogie Registration.

Membership is now open for all young girls aged 8 years and upwards to join our u12 , U14 and U16 underage teams. The fee is €40 and can be paid online on www.foireann.ie

Church News.

Conversations about the future of our Church will take place on Thursday 9th Feb. in the Abbey Court Hotel, Nenagh.
A day return bus to Divine Mercy conference on Saturday 18th February will be taking place. There will be fantastic international speakers for a great day of spiritual inspiration and refreshment. The cost is €80 for bus and entry ticket. Contact Seamus on (087) 2752578 for further information.
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.
Anyone wishing to book anniversary masses, months minds, weddings, christenings etc, please contact the Church Sacristan, in Lorrha Agnes Slevin, in Rathcabbin Mary Cleary and in Redwood Val O’Meara.
First Confession will take place in Redwood Church on Thursday 9th March at 7.30pm.
First Holy Communion will take place in Rathcabbin Church on Saturday 6th May at 11am.
Confirmation will take place in Lorrha Church on Sunday 21st May at 11am.

Trip to Medjuorge.

A seven day trip to Medjourge will take place from 21st June 2023. The cost is €795 which includes flight and accommodation with meals included. Bus journey now only 25 minutes from Mostar to Medjourge. For further information contact Marie Fogarty on (087) 2826088.

First Aid Course. 

 The Irish Red Cross Nenagh Branch will run a First Aid Responder Course on 18th and 19th Feb in the Pastoral Centre Nenagh. More details or book a place contact 0868281131 or e mail chair.nenagh@irishredcross.com


Lorrha National School are accepting enrolment for the 2023-2024 school year. Application forms can be downloaded from the school website lorrhans.ie, by email to luanaofa@gmail.com or by phone to (090) 9747295. Bus service is available on several routes.

Late Donal (Donie) O’Meara.

There was great sadness in the parish of Lorrha and beyond, when news filtered through on Friday evening that the Super Valu boss in Portumna, Donie O’Meara of Abbeyville, St. Brendan’s Road, Portumna. had passed away. Donie, who hadn’t been enjoying good health for some time, slipped away on Friday February 3rd in University College Hospital Galway, surrounded by his adoring family. Born and raised in Borrisokane, Donie started out life training as a bar man in his home town before embarking on the supermarket scene back in the mid 1970’s when he first purchased a public house and from there he went on to build the Super Valu supermarket that exists there now.
He was the light that the town of Portumna needed and he traded successfully, expanding his business to the thriving trade that it is today. He worked hard and long hours along with his late wife Marie and together they have left behind a great legacy. He was also a very kind and generous man, giving sponsorship to local causes and that generosity extended to local towns and villages. He gave wonderful employment down through the years, a trait that is carried on in the business by his daughter Yvonne.
He will be sadly missed by all who came to know and respect him, but especially by his family, daughters, Anne-Marie, Yvonne, Edelle, Niamh, sons John and Conor. Donie will be deeply missed by his adoring grandchildren Lily-Marie, Finn, Harper, Liam, James, Tess, Sadhbh, and Neasa, Noeleen best friend to Marie and Donie, sons-in-law Thomas, David, Alex and Damien, daughters in-law Leah and Isobel, sister Sheila, brothers Sean and PJ (and pre-deceased by Michael), sisters in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, extended family, kind neighbours and his large circle of friends from far and wide to whom sympathy is offered.
After funeral Mass in St. Brigid’s Church Portumna on Tuesday last Feb. 7th. burial took place beside his beloved wife Marie, in St. Michael’s Cemetery. May he rest in peace.


Sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Mary Molloy, England, formerly Grange, Lorrha  and Ann Kearney (nee Stevenson) Dublin,  formerly Portland who died recently. May they rest in peace.


Family Carers Ireland is recruiting Home Care Workers all across the Killaloe diocese. If you’d like to join their team contact jobs@familycarers.ie for more info.

Coin Collection:

Mary’s Meals We are appealing to you for your copper coins, old punts/pence, old sterling and other currencies that are lying around the house in jars and tins. You don’t need to count it! We are willing to collect it from you if you are willing to donate it. Contact Angela Moore at 089-4339592 or angela.moore@marysmeals.org.

Nenagh & Ballina-Killaloe Dementia Café

You can join online, Tues 14th Feb at 11am with guest speaker Orla Regan from ALONE. Orla will be talking through the practical supports and services available to people over 60 at ALONE, to join this free event online, please email ballinakillaloe.dementiacafe@gmail.com


Tipperary Sports Partnership is facilitating a workshop on How to Train as a Midlife Woman. This workshop will provide practical solutions & science based strategies for active women & to help those who wish to continue to perform as you age. The workshop will take place on Sat 4th March, in the Abbey Court Hotel, Nenagh from 9am to 1pm costing €20 + online booking fee. Booking is through www.tipperarysports.ie. For more info email info@tipperarysports.ie  or call the TSP office on 052 616 6201 or 052 616 6380

Redwood NS Open Evening:

Redwood NS Open Evening will be held on Tuesday 21st February from 7- 8.30pm. We invite any families and children hoping to enrol in September 2023 to come along. It is the ideal opportunity to visit the school, meet the staff and view the resources available to students. Enrolment forms will be available on the night and can also be downloaded from our website www.redwoodns.ie If you cannot attend on the evening or would like any other information, please call (090) 9747186 or e-mail principal@redwoodns.ie

Forthcoming Production.

Members of Rathcabbin Players are busy rehearsing for their forthcoming production of the well known comedy ‘Perfect Wedding’. Written by Robin Hawdon and directed by Banagher man Jarred Madden, the play will be staged in Rathcabbin Hall from Thursday 23rd February to Sunday 26th February. The booking phone line will open soon, so watch this space for details.

Rathcabbin Hall Notes.

The committee are holding an Progressive 25 card game on St. Patrick’s Night 17th March at 8.30pm. All are invited.
February 23rd to 26th Rathcabbin Players.
Any club or organization wishing to book the hall for meetings or events can call (087) 1364936.


Courses in GRETB, St. Brigid’s Road, Portumna will commence in February and run until May 2023. QQ1 Healthcare Support level, QQ1 Horticulture 4 and 5, QQ1 Tourism Visitor care level, QQ1 Tourism guiding regional and local, Part time day courses for those who wish to provide a range of regional and local guiding services to visitors and qualify as a regional tourist guide highlighting Ecotourism. For further information call Michael on (090) 9741946 or (086) 0617945 or email: Michael.cunniffe@gretb.ie

GAA News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €14,900. The numbers drawn on 6 February were: 3-11-24-27 No Winner.  6 Match 3’s share €100: Trish & Des Donoghue, Catherine Feehan, Mary Molloy, Sean Moore, Sharon Ryan, and Nancy White.  Promoters: Noreen Houlihan, Martin Hough, D&K Mannion.
Next Monday’s jackpot has hit €15,000 with Team 2 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Social dancing: Continues this Friday night at 9.30 to the music of Caitriona O’Sullivan.

Membership: The field will be getting busy again which means that membership is now due. Rates are as follows: €40 for juvenile and non-playing members. €60 for student with gym membership. €100 for adult with gym membership. You will not be covered in the club injury fund if your membership is not paid before the first training session. Membership can be paid on clubforce, where you can also sign up for the lotto at a reduced rate.

Calf scheme: Some farmers have been contacted about the calf scheme, and the rest will be contacted in the next two weeks.

Sympathies: To the Darcy and O’Meara families on the deaths of Dan and Donie. The club has fond memories of both of them. May they Rest in Peace.

Did you know   

That on January 9th 1969 the first trial flight of Concorde , the supersonic jetliner, took place in Bristol.

That unlike many mammals, bears can see in color

In 1839 tea from India first arrived in the UK


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