Lorrha Notes

On the last day before the summer holidays in Lorrha NS Daniel from Junior Infants and Lee from 6th class, made a presentation to Mrs. Olive O’Meara who announced her retirement the previous week.  Photo: Rose Mannion. 

Wedding Bells.

Congratulations is extended to Leeona Duane, daughter of Mary and Johnny, Ballymacegan and Thomas Darcy, Borrisokane who were married recently in St. Ruadhan’s Church, Lorrha. We wish the newly weds many happy years together.

 Rathcabbin Development/Tidy Towns.

 The group meet every Thursday evening at 7pm and would like to invite anyone who can join them for an hour.  Many hands make light work.

Have You a Vote?

Tipperary County Council wish to advise people that the registration process to vote has changed. Updating the register will help to ensure that entries are accurate and up to date as well as enabling the identification of entries on the register that require follow up. Registering to vote for the first time is now possible online at www.checktheregister.ie Use of PPSNs facilitates identity checking meaning that now, most people won’t have to visit a Garda station to have forms witnessed. 16- and 17-year-olds will be able to pre-register to vote. Introduction of a pending electors list enables those 16 and 17 to pre-register and be automatically registered when they turn 18.  You must be living full time in the State to be eligible to vote. We will ask you your nationality in your application as this may affect which elections you can vote in.
An Irish citizen: You are eligible to vote in all elections and referendums . An EU citizen:  You are eligible to vote in European and local elections. A British citizen:  You are eligible to vote in Dáil and local elections.  All other:  You are eligible to vote in local elections. Update now and secure your vote. Visit www.checktheregister.ie to confirm your details by adding your, PPSN – Date of Birth – Eircode. If you cannot access this information online, please email franchise@tipperarycoco.ie, phone 0818 06 5000 or use the QR code.
Hard copy forms available in County Council offices around the County Civic Offices, Co. Tipperary Civic Office, Limerick Road, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary.

Well Done.

Best of luck to Leah Delaney (Rathcabbin) who lines out with the Tipperary U14 camogie squad for 2023. First time Leah and the other girls on the panel will have the honour of wearing the Tipperary camogie jersey, Enjoy lining out for Tipperary Leah and developing for your club as well. Have fun and enjoy. Future rising star and well done Leah.

Programme’s for July.

Silver Arch Family Centre are delighted to offer the following programmes in Borrisokane this July.  A Health and Wellbeing Programme for Over 60’s – 6 week that looks at practical ways of incorporating good habits to help you age well through exercise, diet & social engagement ,starting Monday 10th July at 11am in Silver Arch FRC Outreach Office, Borrisokane, total cost of €10 per person for all six weeks. A free Healthy Food Made Easy 6 week programme for anyone interested in improving knowledge of nutrition and preparing healthier meals, starting Monday 10th July at 2pm in Silver Arch FRC Outreach Office, Borrisokane.

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.
Under Mary’s Mantle’ is a conference on faith & culture for young adults (18-35) with talks, prayer, Mass, Confession, workshops, food & social in the historic All Hallows campus, DCU, Dublin. It takes place Saturday  Sunday,19th & 20th August, with a discounted ticket available for both days. If you’re free for one, single day tickets are also available. Two day €60: or Saturday €40; Sunday €30. Students get a 10% discount. There is a limited  accommodation available, contact deusetpatria@gmail.com or call 085 1442423 for rates and more information.

Youth 2000 Summer Festival. Join young people between 16 and 35 this August at the Youth 2000 Summer Festival. The festival takes place in Clongowes Wood College, Clane, Co Kildare from Thurs 10th August to Sun 13th August 2023. The festival includes inspiring talks, music, prayer, workshops, dramas, reconciliation & healing service and Mass. Donation only & we have buses going from all over Ireland. For more information & to book your place go to www.youth2000.ie

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 3 July were: 1-11-12-14.  1 Match 3: Sharon O’Donnell wins €100.  Promoters: Kathleen Gleeson, Maureen Guinan, Madeleine Maher.  Next Monday’s jackpot remains capped at €15,000. Team 7 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

​Premier Intermediate: Lorrha will begin their championship campaign on Saturday 15th or Sunday 16th July in the North Premier Intermediate semi-finals. Our opponents will be known following this weekend’s quarter finals.

Junior Hurling: Congrats to our junior ‘B’ hurlers on their 0-18 to 0-16 win over Templederry last Saturday in the North Championship. They take on Silvermines in the final group game in on 15th or 16th July.

Under 19 Hurling: Well done to Lorrha Rovers who defeated Borrisokane 3-16 to 1-15 in the first round of the North ‘B’ Championship last week. Their next game is against Newport in Tony Reddin Park on Wednesday 12th July at 7.00pm.

Under 15 Hurling: Lorrha Rovers take on Borrisokane this Thursday at 7.00pm in Borrisokane in the first round of the championship.

Social Dancing: Continues this Friday in the Tony Reddin Centre to the music of Andy Feery at 9.30pm.

Sympathies: To the Hoctor and Slevin families on the death of Chrissie Hoctor, nee Slevin, Nenagh.

Did you Know?

In 2019 Paris cathedral Notre Dame caught fire toppling its spire and destroying its roof.

In 1924 Simon and Schuster published the first crossword puzzle book.

In 1967 the song Something Stupid by father and daughter Frank and Nancy Sinatra, topped the UK singles chart.

A wood frog has the ability to freeze solid during winter and thaw in the spring, while remaining perfectly healthy.

In 1862 the first pasteurization test was completed by Louis Pasteur and Claude Bernard.

Smile Awhile.