Lorrha Notes

Clodagh McIntyre in action when Tipp met Antrim in the All Ireland quarter final.

A Feast of Camogie.

The best of luck to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary Senior camogie players when they meet Waterford in the All Ireland camogie semi-final on Saturday coming 22nd in Nowlan Park, Kilkenny.  This is Tipperary’s fifth semi-final in six seasons following a 3-23 to 0-06 win over Antrim in the quarter final, and given their form in the league and championship, they’ll be hopeful of a All Ireland final appearance on the August bank holiday weekend. This is expected to be a cracking game, with the Déise confident after topping Group 3 of the championship with three wins on the bounce, racking up 9-61 in the process.
Tipperary and Waterford will meet first with a 3.30pm throw-in, followed by the meeting of Galway and Cork at 5.30pm. The winners will advance to the finals in Croke Park on Sunday 6th August as part of a triple-header of games including the intermediate All-Ireland and premier junior All-Ireland finals and it’s an all-ticket affair for both games this Saturday.

Free Disposal.

Tipperary householders are being urged to bring their electrical, electronic waste and batteries to a set of free collection days to help the county meet national e-waste recycling targets for 2023.
The events, hosted by WEEE Ireland will take place on Tuesday July 25th at the Lidl car park, Birr Road, Raheens, Roscrea from 10am-4pm.
All household items with a plug or a battery will be accepted free of charge, including old washing machines, TVs, toasters and kettles, electronic tools and toys, cables, IT equipment, mobile phones, remote controls, batteries, including farm fence batteries, and even watches. This is a free event in partnership with Lidl.
WEEE Ireland warns that the nation needs to meet a forthcoming EU target to recycle at least 15% of our annual consumption of critical raw materials from e-waste. Together, we are diverting waste from landfill, recovering raw materials for reuse and ensuring hazardous materials are safely and responsibly disposed of.

Dispose of your Mattress Safely.

A reminder that Tipperary Co. Council are offering a free recycling event for Mattresses at Tipperary County Council’s 5 Civic Amenity sites around the county, from Tuesday 25th July to Thursday 27th. from 9am to 4pm. Closed for lunch from 12.30 to 13.00. Mattresses will be accepted free of charge. The maximum amount of mattresses from each household will be three. This recycling event will be available at the Roscrea Civic Amenity site on the Dublin Road E53 Y985 or at the Nenagh Civic Amenity site on the Limerick Road. E45 KA07.

Wedding Bells.

Congratulations is extended to Shane Delahunt, Killeen, Rathcabbin and Laura Thompson, Rathdowney who were married recently. The couple celebrated their wedding in Rathdowney Church and afterwards held their reception in Castle Durrow. We wish Shane and Laura a long and happy life together and we welcome Laura to the parish.

Word of Praise.

Lorrha Development Association and Tidy towns committee would like to express a word of praise and big thank you to all involved in improving and upkeeping Lorrha village in the last couple of months. As we are starting to implement our Biodiversity action plan, this task is more difficult than it was in previous years. We would like to ask all residents and volunteers to help us to pick up on last year’s success in the Tidy towns competition and have our beautiful village ready for all visitors and ourselves this summer. Keep up good work!

GAA World Games Reminder.

A reminder that Seán O’Meara, Redwood, will be representing Australasia at the 2023 FRS Recruitment GAA World Games, taking place between July 24th and July 27th at Owenbeg Centre of Excellence, with the finals being played at Celtic Park in Derry City on July 28th 2023.
Admission is free to the week long festival of games in both Owenbeg and Celtic Park, and all are most welcome to attend! There will be something for everyone with food vendors, a family fun zone and a conference with guest speakers from Croke Park and further afield.
The GAA will have dedicated social media channels covering the FRS GAA World Games and news and events surrounding the Games can be found at: Instagram: @gaaworldgames, Twitter:@gaaworldgames Facebook: @GAAWorldGames,  Web: www.gaa.ie/worldgames . Web: www.frsrecruitment.com.

Rathcabbin Hall Notes.

Clothes collection continues in Rathcabbin Hall until the 30th July. Clothes can be dropped off at any time during this time by contacting Clare on (087) 1364 936 or Marie on (087) 6129 053.
Summer Coffee Morning in the Hall Sunday the 6th of August at 12.30pm . Everyone welcome to come for a chat & view the renovated rooms .
Room available for courses or meeting with kitchen facilities.

Church News

‘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
Killaloe Diocese Autumn Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place from 2nd to 7th October. €780 full board. Limited seats available. Booking to Joe Walsh Tours 89 Harcourt Street Dublin 2 D02WY88 Tel: 01-2410800 www.joewalshtours.ie

Date for your Diary!

Heritage week events are well on their way, the Heritage group of Lorrha Development association is organising a “Family fun day” on Sunday 20th August at 2 pm in Lorrha NS grounds. As part of this event, we will launch a book “Through a Child’s Eyes .” This is a book of short stories written and animated by students of all 3 National Schools from our parish. You can join us for day of great fun, games, and creative activities for big and small. As part of our program, we will be unveiling Biodiversity art work by students of Bramble art studio. All are welcome!

July Wash Out.

People are getting really cheesed off with the weather throughout July and after a parched June, what a monsoon the last three weeks have turned out to be. During that June spell of hot weather, we all jokingly mused that this was our summer, we are not laughing now! Unfortunately, according to the latest long range forecast from Met Éireann, these rainy conditions could last into August, and there’s nothing we can do about it…

GAA News.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €15,000. The numbers drawn on 17 July were: 1-4-6-32.  1 Match 3: Kathryn Moran wins €100.  Promoters: John McLeish, Agnes Sherlock, Mulrooney’s Gala.  Next Monday’s jackpot remains capped at €15,000. Team 1 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Premier Intermediate hurling: Congrats to our premier intermediate hurlers on their 1-19 to 0-10 win over Portroe in the North semi-final last Saturday. They take on Burgess on Sunday in the north final in Nenagh at 7.00pm. Time to get the flags and bunting out!

Tickets can be purchased in advance at Future Ticketing | North Tipperary GAA

Junior B Hurling: Our Juniors had a great one point win over Silvermines on Sunday. They now take on Toomevara in the quarter final on Saturday in Lorrha at 4.30pm.

Under 19 Hurling: Well done to the U19s on their 5-13 to 2-12 win over Newport last week. Next fixture on August 2nd against Kilruane MacDonaghs.

Social Dancing: Continues this Friday night in the Tony Reddin Centre at 9.30pm to the music of Dermot & Fergal McDonnell.

Sympathies: To the Houlihan family on the death of Michael, in Borrisokane.


An Epic line-up for Edenderry Festival

                                                   July 22nd – 23rd 2023 | Town Hall Square, Edenderry


On Saturday July 22nd and Sunday July 23rd, Edenderry Festival returns with a fantastic live music line-up on the main stage including The Druids, George Murphy, Seamus Moore, The Auld Brigade and lots more.  There will also be stalls, inflatables, mini games, sweets, a children’s funfair, a boxing showcase and lots of colour and family fun.  Edenderry Festival 2023 is proudly sponsored by SSE Renewables and Offaly County Council Rural Development LEADER Programme
Edenderry Festival is set to ignite the stage and captivate audiences with a diverse range of genres. From the explosive energy of rock and roll to the hypnotic beats of traditional Irish music, there’s a sonic treat for every music enthusiast.

On Saturday July 22nd Edenderry Festival kicks off at 12.30 with a Boxing Showcase by St Joseph’s Boxing Club until 2.30pm.  At 3pm Elyse Lille takes to the stage followed by Ben and Ian Cully at 3.45pm. The Druids take to the stage at 4.45pm until 6.15pm – this multi-award winning international folk band is a must for all lovers of Irish song music and history.  Radar take to the stage at 6.15pm followed by the brilliant Ed Kenny and his band All the Best at 7pm.  Yakity Yak will be on at 7.45pm followed by George Murphy at 8.30pm and Insomnia Nights will rock the stage from 9.30pm to play out the festival on Saturday night.

On Sunday July 23rd Edenderry Festival will open with Wayne Brereton at 1.30pm followed by The Auld Brigade at 2.30pm.  Chelsea Kelly will be on at 3.15pm followed by Mel Fitz at 4pm and Hammer and Tongs at 4.45pm.  The legendary Seamus Moore will be onstage at 5.45pm and then playing a full gig in Logan’s Bar with all proceeds to Edenderry Tidy Towns.

As you groove to the rhythm, refuel yourself with a wide array of delectable food and beverages from food trucks and local vendors. Midlands Radio will be broadcasting live from the Square on Saturday from 11-2pm and the weather is looking good so organisers expect an electric atmosphere at the square. With live music in pubs throughout the town featuring local and visiting artists and so much more, Edenderry Festival will certainly be the place to be on next weekend July 22nd and 23rd

Week 1 (Monday 17 July to Sunday 23 July)

It says conditions throughout Week 1 are likely to remain fairly unsettled with low pressure over Scandinavia continuing to dominate our weather. This will feed in generally northerly air, which will keep temperatures below average across the country. Precipitation amounts are expected to be slightly lower than in recent days, though it will nevertheless remain wetter than average for many areas.

Week 2 (Monday 24 July to Sunday 30 July)

For Week 2, Met Éireann says the weather is likely to stay somewhat unsettled with precipitation amounts remaining at or above average. Mean temperatures are likely to be somewhat higher than in Week 1, though they will remain slightly below average overall.

Week 3 (Monday 31 July to Sunday 06 August)

While uncertainty increases for this period, Met Éireann says current indications are that there will be little change from the previous week with conditions staying somewhat unsettled. Temperatures may continue to increase, becoming close to or slightly above average across the country. Precipitation amounts are forecast to remain at or above average.

Week 4 (Monday 07 August to Sunday 13 August)

While there is considerable uncertainty for Week 4, the forecaster says early indications are that conditions will become slightly more settled with temperatures continuing close to or above average. It says rain amounts are forecast to be decrease, with some areas becoming drier than average for the time of year.
The forecaster says monthly forecasts can at times provide an insight into weather patterns in the month ahead.
However, Met Éireann adds that they should not be used for specific planning purposes as they have generally low skill compared with the 10-day forecast.
It says this is because forecasts beyond one week become increasingly uncertain due to the chaotic nature of the atmosphere.
The latest long-term forecast comes on the back of a very unseasonal July with rain in the week to July 16 well above normal across the country with between 2.5 and 5.5 times the average for the time of year recorded.

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