Lorrha Notes

Cllr. Michael O’Meara welcomes the cleaning of site at Coolross Rathcabbin.

In the past few weeks Cllr. Michael O’Meara visited the site of Shannon Vermi Composting in Rathcabbin.  “I was presently surprised at the progress Tipperary County Council has made in clearing the waste from the site. I would estimate that up to 90% of the waste materials have now been removed” says Cllr. O’Meara. “This has been a long and protracted battle fought by the local people in the parish to have the site cleaned up and I am delighted to say that after almost 20 years this unfortunate saga is now coming to an end. The efficiency at which the contractors transported the materials must be noted.  As well as the Local Authority, I must also mention Cllr. Ger Darcy and Cllr. Jim Casey who “fought the good fight “  down through the years alongside myself for the result we see today.” says Cllr. O Meara.       Photo:  Rose Mannion.

Best of Luck.

The best of luck to the boys and girls from Lorrha National School who are in a North Hurling Final on Friday May 12th at 1.00pm in Toomevara. Also, Rathcabbin NS who play in a North Final on Friday also in Toomevara. All are welcome to come along and cheer them on.

 Well Done.

Well done to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary senior team who defeated Waterford in the Munster Senior Camogie Semi-Final and also well done to Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher and the Tipperary Senior Hurling team who drew with Cork 2.25 to 4.19 last Saturday.

Church News.   

Sunday May 21st Sacrament of Confirmation in Lorrha at 11am. This is also the Ascension of the Lord. Mass times will be as follows for that weekend. Rathcabbin Sat 20th May at 6.30pm, Lorrha Sun 21st May at 11am

Congratulations to the pupils from the tree schools of the parish who received the sacrament of First Holy Communion on Saturday last in Rathcabbin Church.


Sympathy is extended to Joe and Triona Dolan and Family, Rathcabbin on the tragic death of Joe’s cousin Cian Nugent, Dungarvan.
The 21 year old passed away from a drowning accident which occurred on April 28th. Cian also leaves behind his heartbroken parents Paul and Naoive, brothers Jamie and Oisín, uncles, aunts, many other relatives, neighbours, friends and his College Community at UCC to whom sympathy is offered.
After funeral Mass on Wednesday 3rd May in The Church of the Nativity of Our Lady, Old Parish, burial took place afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Great Success.

There has been a great response to the freshly prepared meals which are delivered three days a week Monday, Wednesday and Friday throughout the parish of Lorrha. North Tipperary Development Company report that the uptake since the service commenced three weeks ago, has been tremendous in the  Carraig, Lorrah. Rathcabbin, Redwood area. So if you are aged 65 or over, live in the parish and would like to have a hot meal delivered to your door, call (0505) 24168 or email reception@ntdc.ie. The cost is €6 per meal which consists of main course and dessert.


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.

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.

Community Games.

Lorrha Community Games will take place Sunday 14th May at 2pm in Moatfield Community Field. Please note the change of time to 2pm. There will be two new events  U6’s fun run and U10 Long Puck, these events are local only.

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.

Annual May Devotions.

The annual May devotions to Our Lady of Clonfert continues with Mass each evening at 7.30pm which will be celebrated by visiting clergy. On Thursday May 11th  all young people who are doing exams are invited to attend and Fr. Declan McInerney will be the celebrant.  On Friday 12th  there is an extra Mass at 12 noon. On Sunday May 14th  Mass will be celebrated at 10.30am and again at 6.30pm. while Bishop Michael Duignan will be the celebrant on Tuesday May 16th.  Shrine open daily from 7am to 11pm. All Masses are livestreamed daily on www.churchservices.tv/Clonfert.


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.

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.

Camogie News.

Best of luck to our U16 panel in their league final on Wednesday May 10th v St. Cronan’s, Roscrea. Time and venue to be confirmed. The girls served a great semi-final to earn their place in the final.
The U14 girls are still awaiting a semi-final fixture. The U12 squad faced a strong Moyne Templetuohy team at home last week but despite a better second half, they were not able to finish ahead. Their next outing is v Borrisoleigh on Thursday evening May 11th in Borrisoleigh.
Well done to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary senior team who defeated Waterford to earn their place in the Munster final v Clare on May 13th.

GAA News.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €15,000. The numbers drawn on 8 May were: 2-15-21-29.  1 Match 3: Mike & Ellie win €100.  Promoters: Betty Houlihan, Eamonn Maher, D&K Mannion.
The Jackpot remains capped at €15,000 with the next jackpot now in excess of €4,000. Team 7 in charge of next Monday’s draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Premier Intermediate: Lorrha host St Mary’s in Tony Reddin Park at 12.00pm on Sunday in a County League game that will determine who goes through to the Division 3 semi-finals. Best of luck to the lads.

Junior Hurling: Well done to the junior Bs who defeated Ballinahinch 1-16 to 1-13 on Sunday in the North Junior ‘B’ Hurling League.

Tipperary v Limerick Tickets: The club has an allocation of tickets for Tipperary v Limerick Munster championship game, which takes place in Semple Stadium on Sunday, May 21 at 4.00pm. Contact Maureen Guinan (0872426965) by Wednesday 10th May at the latest if interested.

Primary Schools: Best of luck to the boys and girls from Lorrha and rathcabbin National Schools who are in a North Hurling Final on Friday, May 12th starting at 1.00pm in Toomevara. All are welcome to come along and cheer them on.

Lorrha Parish Golf Outing: Takes place on Saturday, May 20th in Birr from 10am-12.30pm. Contact Tony Coen (087 621 9639) or society captain Michael Kennedy (0858466583) to book a tee-time.

Social Dancing: Continues this Friday night in the Tony Reddin Centre from 9.30pm to the music of Michael Cahill.

Did you Know?

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The Ancient Rome civilization began on the Italian Peninsula as early as the eighth century BC


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