Lorrha Notes

The Lorrha Martin O’Meara VC committee held a short ceremony on Saturday evening last at the Martin O’Meara Monument in the village to commemorate ANZAC day.  Luckily the rain stayed off until the ceremony concluded. Readings were by Louis McCormack, Ger O’Meara, Mary Stephens, Suzanne Corcoran, Pauline Hoctor, Ceri McGrath, Leslie Harding and James Haslam pictured here. The committee thank everyone who turned out and those who participated.      Photo: Rose Mannion.

Summer Camp Reminder.

Busy Bodies Summer Camp for 2023 takes place in Killeen National School with Week 1 commencing 3rd July and week 2 commencing on 10th July. Activities include sports, swimming, cooking, music, arts, crafts sports day. For ages 3 to 10year, from 9.30am to 3pm. For more info contact Ann on 087-9625218.

GAA Gaeltacht Scholarships Reminder.

Applications for the GAA Gaeltacht Scholarships are now being accepted. Students in 2nd, TY or 5th year are eligible to apply and interviews will be held as part of the selection process.  Anyone interested is asked to contact Lorrha GAA juvenile secretary Aine Reddin on (087) 000 0560.

Golf Outing.

The Lorrha Parish Golf outing takes place in Birr Golf club on Saturday 20th May. The captain this year is Michael Kennedy, Newtown. Time sheet in operation from 10am to 12.30pm. Contact Michael on (085) 8466583 or Tony Coen on (087) 6219639.

Double Birthday Celebrations.

 Many congratulations are extended to Evelyn O’Meara (Rathcabbin) and her son Ronan who were treated to a joint birthday celebration on Saturday night last in the GAA function room in Lorrha. Evelyn’s family organised the event where she lavished in the company of her many relatives and friends who helped her celebrate her 80th while son Ronan, who celebrated his 40th helped entertain the large gathering for a wonderful occasion.

Evelyn and Ronan cut the birthday cake.  Happy birthday guys.   Photo: Rose Mannion.

First Aid for Sports Clubs.

The Tipperary Sports Partnership is pleased to facilitate a First Aid Course for Sports Clubs (REC 1). This course is designed to provide first aid skills to people working or operating in a rural/remote and sports  environments. REC will provide participants with the lifesaving skills, knowledge and confidence to deal with first aid realistic sport settings.
The course will cover: Health, Safety and Welfare, Principles of First Aid, Vital Signs Basic Body Organs and Function, Safety Casualty Care, Safe Airway Position Blocked Airway, Choking Rescue Breathing, Serious Bleeding and Wound Management, Heart Conditions, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CRP), Scenarios practical.
This training course will be held on:  Saturday 17th June from 9.00am-5.00pm TUS Tipperary(formerly LIT), Thurles Campus, Nenagh Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary
Fee: €30.00 plus booking fee Tickets can be purchased on www.tipperarysports.ie Places will be allocated on a first come first served so early booking is advised. Further details can be had from info@tipperarysports.ie or call 052 6166201


Redwood N.S. are holding a clothing collection in conjunction with Bag2school. The collection will be at 9.30am on Friday 12th May but bags may be dropped into the school any morning prior to this (Mon – Fri 8.30 am to 2.30 pm). Items accepted are clothing, paired shoes, handbags, hats, scarves, ties, belts and soft toys. All items should be in good condition. Clean folded bedding and curtains are also accepted but must be bagged separately to the above. Items not accepted are duvets, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs, crested uniforms or any items not fit for re-use. All support greatly appreciated.

Church News.

First Friday Mass will take place on Friday May 5th  in Lorrha Church at 8pm
Saturday May 6th the Sacrament of First Holy Communion will be celebrated in Rathcabbin  Church at 11am.

Annual Service of Remembrance.

Milford Care Centre will hold its Annual Service of Remembrance on Sun 14th of May commencing at 3pm in Our Lady Help of Christians Church Milford Limerick. We will remember all those who died under our care between 2019-2022.  Further information on the service can be got from the Pastoral Care Team, Tel 061 485907 or 485908.

Annual May Devotions.

The annual May devotions to Our Lady of Clonfert has commenced. Mass each evening at 7.30pm will be celebrated by visiting clergy. On Thursday May 4th. Friday 5th and Saturday 6th , there is an extra Mass at 12 noon. On Sunday May 7th Mass will be celebrated at 10.30am and again at 6.30pm. Shrine open daily from 7am to 11pm. All Masses are livestreamed daily on www.churchservices.tv/Clonfert.

Mentoring Award 2023

The Mentoring Award sits within a suite of offerings under the AIC Scheme. It aims to offer capacity building and arts practice development for collaborative socially engaged artists. Through the Mentoring Award, artists from the Artist Mentor Panel will be available as mentors to emerging practitioners, artists with a strong interested in/transitioning into collaborative socially engaged arts, artists who find themselves on the margins and feel they are underrepresented in the field of collaborative socially engaged arts, for example due to displacement or migration, and artists facing particular challenges in developing their collaborative socially engaged arts practice. There will be five artist mentors and five artist mentees.
This opportunity is for collaborative socially engaged artists at any career stage who identify with the above and are seeking support from a critical friend/guide as they develop their projects. For the five selected artists, the award offers a six-month period of capacity building and arts practice development through dialogue with an experienced collaborative socially engaged artist mentor. For more information please visit https://www.create-ireland.ie/projectsubpage/aic-mentoring-award/aic-scheme-mentoring-award/ The closing date for Expressions of Interest is 5pm, Monday 8th May 2023


Lorrha National School invites all prospective parents to visit the school in the coming weeks at a time that suits you. Come & meet the teachers, view the facilities and take a look at what we have to offer. We were granted DEIS status last year and one of the advantages is, hot dinners served to all pupils five days a week. There is also a bus service available for pupils to the school. To book an appointment please call the school on (090) 9747295, email luanaofa@gmail.com or call to the school to request a suitable date.  Application forms for enrolment for the 2023-2024 school year can be downloaded from the school website lorrhans.ie or by email to luanaofa@gmail.com. You can follow us on facebook, Instagram, Twitter at Scoil Lua Naofa – Lorrha National School. Transport available to pupils on various routes.

Do You Have What it Takes?

Ireland’s Fittest Family is back! Have you and your family got what it takes to win Ireland’s most extreme fitness competition?
Now in its eleventh series, this year will see the competition be more challenging than ever before. The team behind the programme are scouring the country to find the fittest, fastest and strongest families to be coached to victory by super competitive coaches.
Does your family have what it takes to win the €15,000 cash prize and be crowned Ireland’s Fittest Family? If so, apply now!
Is there a minimum of one parent/step parent, one child (minimum age 14) and one male or one female on your team? Is your team comprised of four family members ?  A team can be made up of four immediate family members (a minimum of one parent/step parent, one child) or if this isn’t possible, three immediate family members (as above) and an extended family member (grandparent/first cousin/aunt/uncle). All teams must have at least one male or one female. The minimum age is 14 years old by 27 June 2023.
The series will be filmed between July – September 2023 and families will be required for four days filming on location over this period.
More information and the application form can be found at www.rte.ie/ irelandsfittestfamily If you have any questions you can email – fittestfamily@animotv.ie or call the production team on 083 013 6814.

Camogie News.

The U12 team travelled to Templemore in their second round match. The home team went ahead by three points before Lorrha started their comeback. However, time was against them and the home team won out 1.5 to 0.5. Next match v moyne Templetuohy at home on Thursday May 4th at 7pm.
After two very strong performances against Clonoulty and Portroe, the U14 girls are through to the semi-final stages. Our U16 team travelled to Portroe for their last group match. After a tough start, Lorrha eventually forged their way back into the game and ran out winners. This win sees them through to the semi-final. We wish both the U14 and U16 girls the best of luck in their upcoming games.



Prize fund of €10,000 on offer for Best Start-Up New AgTech Hub to host winning businesses 

Enterprise Ireland is accepting final applications for the Enterprise Ireland Innovation Arena at the National Ploughing Championships 2023, in conjunction with the National Ploughing Association (NPA). Irish agri companies are invited to apply to showcase their products and innovations at the Innovation Arena from the 19th –  21st September at the National Ploughing Championships 2023 in Ratheniska, Co.Laois.
The Innovation Arena is a must-see exhibition platform, providing over 50 companies from the agri sector with the opportunity to showcase their pioneering innovations to over 250,000 visitors at the National Ploughing Championships.
This year the Innovation Arena is inviting applicants from start-up companies that are under five years old and from established companies that are focused on innovation. New for 2023 is the chance for previous participants to apply for a space in the new ‘AgTech Hub’ within the Arena which will give companies the opportunity to return to the Innovation Arena to showcase their progress and growth since first exhibiting.
Judging for the awards will take place at the arena on day one of the event featuring categories such as best start-up. Other categories include the ACE Agri-tech award and the IFAC best newcomer award. The best start-up winner at the Arena will receive €10,000 and will be presented with the prize at a formal awards ceremony during the National Ploughing Championships.
Leo Clancy, CEO, Enterprise Ireland said: “Enterprise Ireland is committed to supporting companies and entrepreneurs where innovation is at the core of their business offering. The Innovation Arena at the National Ploughing Championships is a key platform for promoting Irish agri-technology, showcasing capabilities to both a captive domestic and international audience over a busy three-day period.
In addition, and for the first time, this year’s Arena will feature an ‘AgTech’ hub, allowing previous exhibitors and early stage companies to demonstrate the journey they have been on and the successes achieved to date. It will provide budding entrepreneurs in the agri-tech space with a chance to network and engage directly with these companies on the steps taken to grow their business”, he continued.
Anna May McHugh, National Ploughing Association Managing Director said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Enterprise Ireland to host the Innovation Arena for the eight year. The Innovation Arena at the National Ploughing Championships is a not to be missed opportunity for anyone who has a good business idea, product or service to showcase at Europe’s largest outdoor event. Located at the core of the activity, the Innovation Arena will attract tens of thousands of visitors over the three days where an exhibitor is guaranteed prime positioning in front of a targeted stakeholder audience.”

To enter this year’s Innovation Arena Awards please visit: https://www.eventsforce.net/enterpriseireland/3271/home

GAA News.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €15,000.The numbers drawn on 1 May were: 3-7-17-27.  3 Match 3’s share €100: Shane Broderick, Lynne Flynn, Sharon Ryan.
Promoters: Noreen Houlihan, Mark Kennedy, Margaret O’Brien.
The Jackpot remains capped at €15,000. Team 6 in charge of next Monday’s draw. Thank you for your continued support.
Premier intermediates: Drew with Sean Treacy’s at the weekend. They’ll be out in their final group game against St Mary’s in two weeks time.
Lorrha parish golf outing: Takes place on Saturday May 20 in Birr. Contact Tony Coen (087 621 9639) or society Michael Kennedy (0858466583) to book a tee-time.

Lotto: Our lotto jack-pot is currently capped at €15,000, while our secondary jackpot is at €4,100 and building.

Social dancing: Continues this Friday to the music of Break Free. All proceeds from the night will go to Neilus O’Meara, who is doing the Camino For Cancer Research in the coming weeks. Neilus is a great supporter of the club and we wish him all the best on his venture.

Junior B Hurling: Host Ballinahinch on Sunday at 12.00 noon. Best of luck to the lads.

Did you know?

In 1828 Russia declared war on Turkey to support Greece’s independence

On March 6th 1899 Asprin patented by Felix Hoffman at the German company Bayer.

In 1920 The Home Rule Act was passed by the British Parliament dividing Ireland

into two parts.

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