Lorrha Notes

Retirement Mass.

Rathcabbin School Deputy Principal Ms. Marguerite Walsh is retiring from teaching this June. A Retirement Mass honoring her many years in the profession, will be celebrated in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church, Rathcabbin on Thursday June 22nd at 1.00pm. Refreshments will be served in the school afterwards. All are welcome.

Mission Cempleted.

Well done to Denis Maher and Tommy Houlihan, Lorrha who completed their cycle trip round The Wild Atlantic Way, a total of 2,400km as a fundraiser for Pieta House. They finished the trip on Wednesday June 14th at Malin head and so far have raised €3,935 of their €5,000 target. They want to thank everyone for all the donations, which are still coming in, helping the two up to their final target. If you still haven’t donated and would like to do so, just follow the link below. They can be followed on facebook where they will be posting regular reports with photos and some video clips  https://www.facebook.com/DenisMaherandThomasHoulihanWildAtlanticCycle4Pieta. Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/denisandthomaspietacycle/ iDonate : https://www.idonate.ie/fundraiser/WildAtlanicCycle4Pieta

Thomas Houlihan, Denis Maher and Bernard Houlihan holding a Tipp Polo shirt,  after they arrived at Malin Head after completing the fundraising cycle on Wednesday June 14th. The money raised will go to Pieta House. There is still time to donate to this cause by clicking on iDonate  https://www.idonate.ie/fundraiser/WildAtlanicCycle4Pieta. You can see their cycle on Facebook Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/DenisMaherandThomasHoulihanWildAtlanticCycle4Pieta and on Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/denisandthomaspietacycle/

Late Keele Haslam.

The peaceful death occurred on Friday June 9th of Keele Haslam, Portland, Lorrha at the University Hospital, Galway.
Keele, who was in his 80th year, was a well known local man who farmed extensively almost all his life where he was born and raised in Portland. In recent years, Keele resided at the Portumna Retirement Village until his last illness which brought him to hospital. He was a familiar figure in the local cattle mart, through the years, whether buying or selling. A quiet gentleman, he was a wonderful neighbor who made many lasting friendships through his life. When he wasn’t tending to his dairy herd, he planted flowers around his home and had a rather envious vegetable plot too which was much admired by his neighbours.
Pre-deceased by his brother David and sister in-law Ann, he will be sadly and lovingly missed by his nieces Emma and Lynn, his family circle, good friends and neighbours. Keele’s private cremation took place on Tuesday last 13th after Service in St. Ruadhan’s Church of Ireland, Lorrha. May he rest in peace.


Sympathy is extended to the family of Margaret O’Meara, UK, wife of Seamus formerly Lisgreen, who died recently.
Sympathy is also extended to Elaine McDonagh and family, Portland, on the death of her mother Elizabeth Doyle (Wexford) who also passed away recently. May they rest in peace.

Cemetery Mass.

Lorrha Cemetery Mass will take place on Saturday evening July 1st at 6.30pm. Please let family and friends living away, know about this.


Rathcabbin Hall committee are holding a clothes collection on Sunday 26th June from 12 noon to 1.00pm.  Clothes can be dropped off at any time outside this time by contacting (087) 1364936.
Rooms available in the Hall for courses or meetings with kitchen facilities. Contact the same number for further information or to book.


Diocesan Pilgrimige to Knock on Sunday July 2nd.  New members are invited from the Parish & community to attend. The Ark Children’s Club at The HUB is available for those coming with small children (open Wednesday to Sunday). Names as soon as possible please as coaches have to be organised. Bus Organisers contact details: The Legion of Mary will organise buses from Nenagh, Kinnitty, Roscrea & Birr or contact Betty on 087-666-7374. Any questions Contact  – Claire 065-6828638 Killaloe Diocesan Office

Well Done.

Congratulations is extended to Suzanne Corcoran, Lorrha who added the Connacht senior golf title to her already growing list of success. Suzanne who is a member of the Portumna Golf Club, won the title for the first time and she is now competing in the Europeans in Douglas and we wish her every success there.

Camogie News.

Well done to the U/8 girls their mentors Garret and Enda and supporters on Saturday at the U8 Mini Blitz in Lorrha. The girls were very impressive showing great work rate and ability and all enjoyed the morning.
U/12: Despite an improved second half performance against Thurles Sarsfields held in Thurles last week, the girls were beaten by a stronger side. Their next outing is in Toomevara on Thursday evening 22nd at 6.30pm. and we wish them well.

GAA News:

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €15,000. The numbers drawn on 19 June were: 5-14-24-28.  1 Match 3: Tony Downes wins €100. Promoters: Willie Fogarty, Margaret O’Brien, Mulrooney’s Gala.
Next Monday’s jackpot remains capped at €15,000. Team 5 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Premier Intermediate: Lorrha have been drawn to play Gortnahoe/Glengoole in the opening game of the County Premier Intermediate Championship later in the summer. Lorrha have a bye to the semi-finals of the North Championship.

Junior B Hurling: Lorrha take on Moneygall in the first round of the North Championship next Sunday at 2.00pm in Tony Reddin Park. Your support would be appreciated.

Tipperary: Best of luck to Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher and the Tipperary senior hurlers against Galway in the All-Ireland quarter final next Saturday.

Tipperary Clubs Draw: Well done to out two winners in the last Tipperary Clubs Draw of the 2022/2023 run, the Hoctor children, Sharragh, and Eamon O’Meara, Ravakeen who won €300 each.

Social Dancing: Continues this Friday night in the Tony Reddin Centre to the music of Peter Bourke at 9.30pm.

Euromillions Syndicate: At a recent club executive meeting, it was decided to re-commence on October 3rd this year. Our year’s term will be completed on July 28th. So, for the months of August and September, we will be entering the draws and all our ticket holders will be getting an extra two month’s free entry into the Euromillions lottery. We currently have just over €3,000 in the prize pool and hopefully that will have increased by the end of September when all our winnings will be distributed. We will have new tickets available in the coming weeks.

Did You Know?

In 1519 Leonardo da Vinci, Italian painter, sculptor scientist and visionary, died aged 67.

On the 1st May 1786, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s opera Marriage of Figaro premiered in Vienna.

In 1801, Thomas Jefferson became the first US President to be inaugurated in Washington DC.

Barack Obama was the first sitting US President to visit Cuba in almost a century.

Small creatures such as flies and hummingbirds, experience time slower than humans.

 Smile Awhile…