Lorrha Notes

Marguerite Walsh was afforded a guard of honor by pupils and staff in Rathcabbin School after her retirement Mass earlier.         Photo: Rose Mannion Photography.

Happy Retirement.

Ms. Marguerite Walsh retired from teaching last week. A well respected and much admired teacher in Rathcabbin N.S., Marguerite is also well known for her involvement down through the years with Rathcabbin Players both on stage and helping out behind the scenes. As a teacher in the school, she played a major part in coaching many fine young actors and actresses in the class room which stood them well later in life as she helped them to grace the stage as adults, some developing a great love of acting and singing.  We all hope that Marguerite enjoys her retirement for many long years to come and now that she will have more time on her hands, we hope to see her back treading the boards in Rathcabbin Hall in the not too distant future. Well done Marguerite, you have certainly earned a well deserved rest.  

Cemetery Mass.

Lorrha Cemetery Mass will take place on Saturday evening July 1st at 6.30pm. Weather permitting, the Mass will be celebrated outside, otherwise in the church. Please let family and friends living away, know about this.


Sympathy is extended to Marian Molloy and family, Portland on the passing of her brother John (Jack) Scully, Aghacon, Roscrea. John passed away peacefully on Wednesday June 21st at his home and surrounded by his family. He was predeceased by his father Martin and his mother Margaret (Peggy). As well as his sister Marian, he is also survived by his niece Gráinne and her husband John (Bowen), and baby Saoirse, extended family, relatives and all his neighbours and friends. After funeral Mass in St. Flannan’s Church, Kinnitty on Saturday morning last June 24th. burial took place afterwards in Seir Kieran’s Cemetery, Clareen. May he rest in peace.

Sympathy is also extended to Mary Duffy and extended family on the death of her sister Madeleine McCarthy, Liscannor, Clare. Madeleine passed away unexpectedly on Thursday last June 22nd. Predeceased by her husband Padraig, brother Tim, brothers-in-law Dinny and Joe, she is survived by her children, Sean, Brian and Cormac, mother-in-law to Lorraine and Zachary, and loving grandmother to Cáit, Neasa, Shane & Sofia. As well as her sister Mary, Madeleine will be sadly missed by her sister Anne, brother Tom and Máire, Eilish, Lucien, Connie, Joan and Pat, nephews, nieces, cousins, relatives, wonderful neighbours and dear friends.
Cremation in Shannon Crematorium took place  after funeral Mass in St.Brigid’s Church, Liscanno on Monday last 26th.    May she rest in peace.

Sympathy is extended to the Lewis family Rathcabbin on the death of Phyllis Lewis, Kildare and Dunkerrin.
Phyllis passed away on Thursday June 15th. in the care of her daughter Susan Bailey.
Predeceased by her parents William and Alice, brothers Gus and Martin, sisters Lily and Bridie. Deeply regretted by her loving daughters and sons, brother Bill (Wales) sisters Dolly and Margaret, grandchildren, great-granddaughters, brothers in law, sister in law, nephews, nieces, cousins, friends and neighbours. After funeral Mass in Dunkerrin Church on Sunday 18th. burial took place in Bonoham Cemetery, Rathcabbin. May she rest in peace.

Sympathy is extended to the Hoctor and Slevin family on the passing on Saturday last 24th of Christina (Chrissie) Hoctor, Melrose, Nenagh.
Neé Slevin from Kilregane, Lorrha, Chrissie was a frequent visitor to the parish over the years to visit her relations. She was the last remaining member of her family having been predeceased by her brothers and sisters, her parents John and Mary (neé Hogan) and her husband Mick. She is
deeply regretted by her loving family, her daughters, Máire, (Ballingarry SR), Margaret, (Wicklow), Michelle, (Dublin), Christine (Ena), her grandchildren, Samuel and Eleanore Bourke, her sons-in-law, John Dalton, Eamon Bourke and Simon. Sadly missed by her sisters-in-law, Agnes,(Lorrha), Phil (Charleville) and Eileen Butler (Clonmel), nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, kind neighbours, friends and the community at St Conlon’s.
Reposing at Keller’s Funeral Home, Nenagh, (E45XO94) from 4pm to 7pm today Wednesday 28th. June arriving at 7:30pm for prayers at St Mary of the Rosary Church, Nenagh. Funeral Mass tomorrow Thursday 29th June at 11am followed by burial in Lorrha Cemetery.

Church News

Catholic Gandparents pilgrimage to Knock will be on Sunday 23rd July 2023, celebrating the world day for grandparents and the elderly. This years theme is ‘His mercy is from age to age’.
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

Have Your Say – Local Economic Community Plan.

Tipperary County Council is preparing a new Local Economic & Community Plan (LECP) for the period 2023-2028 and they invite you to have your say on the future sustainable economic and community development of the county over the next five years.
Tipperary LECP?
Tipperary Local Community Development Committee has started a process to prepare a Local Economic and Community Plan (LECP) for the period 2023-2028.  This plan will build on the learnings and achievements of the previous LECP, and it will seek to provide a strategic vision and framework for integrated and sustainable economic and community development across the county over the next five years.  The plan will be evidence based and informed by extensive research and stakeholder consultation that is taking place over the period from April 2023 to September 2023.
Consultation: As part of the first step to inform our new plan, Tipperary County Council have prepared a draft Socio-Economic Statement. This document sets out the purpose of the LECP, the policy context that it is framed within, and provides key highlights on the socio-economic profile of Tipperary.
Importantly, the Socio-Economic Statement provides a draft vision statement for the new LECP.To successfully attain this vision over the coming years, we have set ourselves a draft series of environmentally sustainable and progressive socio-economic high-level goals.
To inform the next LECP for the county, we want you to share with us your vision for Tipperary and provide feedback on our proposed goals to help us establish the key outcomes we will deliver across the key themes of climate action, community and local development, economic development, and health and wellbeing.
Your views will help to shape the direction the next Local Economic & Community Plan will take.  Your submissions will be reviewed and summarised, and recommendations will be made in response to them. Your views will be published here on our portal. A hard copy is also available on request from the Community Department.  Please email lcdc@tipperarycoco.ie.
How to have your say
You can complete a citizen survey on line which will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete and will closed by July 14th 2023
Alternatively, written submissions may be posted to the following address: LECP Consultation, Community Section, Ballingarrane Tipperary County Council, Tipperary. If you have any queries about this survey, please contact a member of the team at lcdc@tipperarycoco.ie
For more information visit https://www.tipperarycoco.ie/community/community/community-latest-news/2023/have-your-say-local-economic-community-plan-survey

Rathcabbin Hall Fundraising Continues.

Rathcabbin Hall committee continue to raise much needed funds and are holding a further clothes collection from June 26th to July 10th. Clothes can be dropped off at any time during this time by contacting Clare on (087) 1364936 or Marie on (087) 6129053. Room available for courses or meetings with kitchen facilities.

GAA News.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €15,000. The numbers drawn on 26 June were: 2-13-20-28. No Match 3. Lucky Dips: Margaret Bannon, Brendan Donoghue, Paul Houlihan, Carmel Kennedy.
Promoters: Sean Mannion, Margaret O’Brien, Mulrooney’s Gala.
Next Monday’s jackpot remains capped at €15,000. Team 6 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

​Premier Intermediate: With Tipperary eliminated from the championship, Lorrha will begin their championship campaign on the weekend of 15-16 July in a North semi-final.

Junior Hurling: The Junior B’s suffered a heavy 3-21 to 0-11 defeat to Moneygall in the opening round of the North Championship in Tony Reddin Park last Friday evening. Next Saturday they play Templederry in round 2 in Templederry at 7.00pm.

Under 19: Best of luck to Lorrha/Shannon Rovers who play Borrisokane in the opening round of the North ‘B’ Championship in Borrisokane this evening (Wednesday) at 7.00pm.

Social Dancing: continues in the Tony Reddin Centre this Friday night from 9.30pm to the music of Brendan McGee.

Did You Know?

In 1909 Joan of Arc received beatification by the Roman Catholic Church.

In 1999 Stephen Hendry won the World Snooker Championship for a record seventh time.

In 2018 Streaming music services overtook worldwide sales of CD’s and vinyl for the first time.

With 30% of Earth’s total land area, Asia is the largest and most populous continent.

Kokura, in Japan, was the original target of the atomic bomb that landed on Nagasaki.


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