Lorrha Notes

The best of luck to Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher and Tipperary in the All-Ireland Semi-Final on Sunday against Dublin. Come on Bonner and Tipperary…


Sympathy is extended to Madeline Lewis Rathcabbin and extended family members on the tragic death of 4 year old Maria McInerney. After funeral Mass in St. Brendan’s Church Birr on Monday August 1st burial took place in Clonoghill Cemetery.
Sympathy is extended to the Houlihan family Motefield on the death of Billy Donnelly Dublin. Funeral Mass took place on Wednesday Aug. 3rd in the Church of the Sacred Heart Donnybrook and afterwards to Mount Jerome Crematorium.
Sympathy is extended to the relatives of William O’Meara Late of Lelagh Rathcabbin who died in England recently. May they rest in peace.

Prayer Vigil.

You are invited to join a monthly prayer vigil that takes place on the 3rd. Friday of each month in Cluain Chiarain Clonmacnois. The prayer intention is for the renewal of the gift of faith and the evangelization of Ireland. The vigil begins with Mass at 10pm leading to adoration until 3.15am Saturday. Accommodation available if needed just bring a sleeping bag. Please contact Dave on (085) 7746763 or Sean on (087) 8175227. The next vigial is on Friday night August 19th.

Come Dancing.

Dancing continues in the newly extended Lorrha GAA clubhouse on Friday night with J & S sound providing the entertainment and the organisers would love to see you there.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement.

Our next trip out is on Thursday 18th August to the Fota Wildlife Park with an overnight stay in Cork City and a visit to the English Market and a spot of shopping on the Friday. Just a reminder that our short break is to the Talbot Hotel Wexford on Sunday 11th September for 4 nights and that a deposit of €50. is required within the next 2 weeks this deposit is non-refundable. Should anyone wish to join us on any of our trips or require any information on our Active Retirement Association please contact Nancy on 090 9747922 or 087 761 3458. The annual North Tipperary Social Services outing to Holycross takes place on Wednesday 24th August and any of our members who wish to go on this trip please contact Betty Houlihan on 087 666 7374.
The Committee and members would like to offer our sincere sympathy to Eileen Mannion and family on the recent death of her cousin Michael O’Donoghue Coolbawm. May he rest in peace.

Golf Outing.

The Lorrha Parish golf outing takes place this year in Birr Golf Club on Saturday 27th. August. Tee times available from 9.00a.m. Timesheet with Tony Coen on (087) 6219639.

History Group.

Lorrha Historical Group are having an outing on Saturday 20th of August visiting Portumna workhouse and Portumna castle.
Meeting outside Mahers Lorrha at 1.30pm and travelling by cars . The tours should take approx 2.5 hours with total admission cost of 5 euro. We will be having lunch in Donie O’Mearas afterwards. All are welcome and anyone interested please contact James Heenan 087 2031798 or David Broderick 086 3308172

Smile Awhile.

The 98-year-old Mother Superior from Ireland was dying.
The nuns gathered around her bed trying to make her last journey comfortable. They tried giving her some warm milk to drink but she refused it.
One of the nuns took the glass back to the kitchen and remembering a bottle of Irish Whiskey received as a gift the previous Christmas she opened it and poured a generous amount into the warm milk. Back at Mother Superior’s bed she held the glass to her lips. Mother drank a little then a little more and before they knew it she had drunk the whole glass down to the last drop.
"Mother" the nuns asked earnestly "please give us a word of wisdom before you die."
Struggling she raised herself up and said "Don’t sell that cow."

5 Day Weather Forecast.

Today Wednesday August 10th.
Today will stay rather cloudy with further outbreaks of rain and drizzle heaviest and most persistent in the west and across the midlands. However some bright spells will occur in the south and southeast where it will stay mostly dry this morning. It will be very humid with top temperatures of 16 to 20 degrees in a fresh and blustery southwesterly wind.

Tonight will be mild and very humid with further outbreaks of rain and drizzle heavy at times but easing towards morning. Lowest temperatures will be around 14 or 15 degrees and the fresh southwesterly winds moderate towards morning.


Tomorrow Thursday will be generally cloudy with isolated showers at first but becoming mainly dry with some sunny spells later in the day. It will stay mild and humid with top temperatures of 17 to 21 degrees in moderate west to southwesterly winds.


Thursday night will be cloudy but mostly dry. Winds will ease and it will be mild and humid with lowest temperatures between 13 and 15 degrees. On Friday rain will spread from the Atlantic country wide and become heavy at times. It will be cloudy and still humid with top temperatures of 16 to 18 degrees in a fresh southerly breeze. Friday night will be fresher as the rain clears to scattered showers. The weekend will be windy with scattered showers and sunny spells. The showers more frequent and heavy in the west and north. Top temperatures of 15 to 19 degrees in a fresh to strong southwest to westerly breeze. Further scattered showers on Monday but the southwesterly winds will moderate. Staying unsettled for Tuesday..