Lorrha Notes

Good Luck Aoife.

All in Lorrha National School extend the best of luck to Múinteoir Aoife and the Tipperary Junior Camogie Team in the All Ireland final on Sunday August 6th.  We can’t wait to see the Silverware Aoife!!

A Summer Coffee Morning in Rathcabbin Hall will be held on Sunday the 6th of August at 12.30pm . Everyone welcome to come for a chat and  view the renovated rooms .
Tractor/ car run in aid of Rathcabbin Hall will take place on Sunday September 3rd at 12.30. More details to follow. If interested in participating, please call the number above.
Room available for courses or meeting with kitchen facilities.

Late John Buckley.

The death took place on Saturday July 22nd of John Buckley, Abbeyville, Lorrha. John passed away peacefully after a long illness which he fought with great courage in the loving care of the matron and staff of Bushy Park Nursing Home Borrisokane.
Although he had been ill and receiving treatment for close on thirty years, and was very ill on a number of occasions, he always seemed to bounce back and continue with his everyday life. However, it was four years ago that he took seriously ill which sadly put an end to all of his farming activities.
Born on February 1st 1944 and raised in Kilgask one of eight children, three boys and five girls born to Jimmy and Ellen, John took over the family farm when he was seventeen years of age on the death of his father, and just like his late dad, he was described as a great neighbour. Farming was not just his work but also his hobby which he enjoyed, tending to his animals on a daily basis.
A quiet and friendly gentleman who was well known and respected throughout the parish and neighbouring parishes, John loved sport and followed the fortunes of Lorrha and Tipperary with keen interest attending the games right up to his last illness. He loved meeting people and socializing and having a chat and was always delighted to have neighbour or friends visit his home. He attended social dancing when time allowed and when he was able. He had a witty mind and a great sense of humor with his nieces and nephews always looked forward to a visit to his home in Abbeyville where they enjoyed his company as much as he enjoyed having them.
Predeceased by his parents, Jimmy and Ellen he is sadly and deeply regretted by his partner Biddy, brothers Jim (Tullamore) and Martin (Roscrea), sisters, Maureen (Bushy Park, Borrisokane), Lena (Sr, Eileen, R S H M New York), Theresa Delaney (Dublin), Kathleen O’Riordan (Thurles) and Julie McGrattan (Dublin), nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, brothers in law, sisters in law, cousins neighbours and friends to whom sympathy is extended.
After funeral Mass in St. Ruadhan’s Church, Lorrha on Tuesday morning 25th. burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Ladies Club.

A group of people in the area have expressed an interest in forming a Ladies Club. With this in mind, a meeting has been organised on Tuesday night August 8th at 8.00pm in Rathcabbin Hall. If you or anyone you know would be interested, please come along.

Church News

First Friday Mass on Friday 4th August will be celebrated  in Rathcabbin Church at 8pm. Please note that

Sunday next, 6th August is the Transfiguration of the Lord.

‘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.

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

Mary’s Meals Annual Walk.

 The 11th Annual Step by Step to Feed the Next Child Walk will leave seven locations around Ireland on August 7th and converge on Knock Shrine on August 15th. Walks passing through Clare, Limerick, Galway, Tipperary, Laois and Offaly. If you would like to get involved, we’d love your support! Accommodation, drivers and general help required. Please contact Fr Eamonn Kelly at 087-9077985 or check out www.marysmeals.ie

Seeking Volunteers.

Would you be willing to provide companionship to an Older Person for 1-2 hours per week? Alone are currently seeking volunteers for both their Visitation Support & Befriending Service & Telephone Support Service in Lorrha & surrounding areas. Full training and support provided. If interested, please sign up at www.alone.ie. For more information, contact Aoife at Aoife.dennehy@alone.ie or 086 0120221. If you are over 60 and would like to know more about the services ALONE can offer you, please call 0818 222 024.

Niall McIntyre grabs possession.                       Photo: Rose Mannion

Championship off to flying Start.

Well done to the Lorrha Premier Intermediate squad who got their championship campaign off to a flying start when they served up a narrow heart stopping finish with one point to spare over Gortnahoe – Glengoole in Moneygall on Saturday evening last. Their next outing is in two weeks time.

Tom Duggan gets in a disturbance…            Photo: Rose Mannion

GAA News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €15,000. The numbers drawn on 31 July were: 5-7-15-24. 1 Match 3: Kate Walsh wins €100. Promoters: Eamonn Maher, Mulrooney’s Gala, Internet.
Next Monday’s jackpot remains capped at €15,000. Team 3 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Lorrha Captain Michael Dolan takes off on a solo run right up the middle of the field while his feet hardly touch the ground…    Photo: Rose Mannion

Premier Intermediate: Well done to the Premier Intermediate hurlers who produced a stirring late recovery to beat Gortnahoe/Glengoole 2-14 to 0-19 in the first round of the County Championship in Moneygall on Saturday.

This was a tough game with Lorrha coming from behind late in the game to win by one point.  They play Killenaule in round 2 on weekend of 11-13 August.   Photo: Rose Mannion.

Junior: Best of luck to the Junior ‘B’ hurlers who take on Knockshegowna in the North Championship semi-final in Ballingarry at 7.00pm.

Under 19: Lorrha Rovers Gaels take on Kilruane MacDonaghs in their third game of the North ‘B’ Championship in Cloughjordan this evening (Wednesday) at 7.00pm.

Under 17: The U17’s lost to Ballina in their latest game last week and on Monday last played Moneygall/Clonakenny, see GAA Scoreboard for result.

Under 15: The U15’s were defeated by Sean Treacys in the North-West Hurling League last Thursday.

Under 13: The U13’s lost to Burgess in their latest group game last week and next Tuesday they play Kiladangan in Moatfield at 8.00pm.

Social Dancing: continues in the Tony Reddin Centre this Friday night at 9.30pm to the music of Checkers.

Tipperary GAA Draw: recommences this month with over €600,000 in prizes. Kathleen Gleeson (0868694528) and her team of promoters will be contacting all existing members and anyone that wishes to be a first-time participant will be facilitated by Kathleen.

Sympathies: Sympathies to the Buckley family on the death of John, Kilgask who was a great supporter of the club, both on and off the field down through the years. May he Rest in Peace.


From Indreabhán to Dingle: Tipperary Garda Sergeant Set to Embark On One-Day Solo Cycle For The Alzheimer Society of Ireland

On August 26th, Garda Sergeant Ciarán O’Ráighne, based in Roscrea in County Tipperary,  will embark on an incredible one-day solo cycle, spanning 236km from Indreabhán in County Galway to Dingle in County Kerry.

The cycle, called ‘Making Memories Cycle’, aims to raise much-needed funds for The Alzheimer Society of Ireland (The ASI). Ciarán, a Galway native, has chosen this unique cycle route through the country due to his personal connections – he hails from the small parish where the cycle begins in Indreabhán, and his mother, Máire, is from Ventry near the end point of the cycle in Dingle.

Ciarán has been actively fundraising for The ASI since the beginning of this year and his efforts have already yielded an incredible €15,408 in donations, at the time of writing.

Sgt. O’Ráighne said:“It is an honour to take on this challenge for The Alzheimer Society of Ireland, a charity that is close to my heart. I’m so grateful to everyone who has supported me on my journey so far. It means the world.”

Regional Fundraising Coordinator Eila Flynn at The ASI said: “We’re so thankful to Sgt. O’Ráighne for supporting The Alzheimer Society of Ireland and helping us to maintain vital services and supports for people living with dementia and their carers. We wish him the best of luck on his journey from Indreabhán to Dingle. We’re cheering him on all the way!” 

Starting from Indreabhán, Ciarán will journey through Salthill, Galway City, Oranmore, Gort, and Ennis, before continuing his route towards Killimer, Co. Clare. There, he will embark on a ferry ride to Tarbert, Co. Kerry, before continuing through Listowel, Tralee, Annascaul, and finally reaching the finish line at O’Flaherty’s pub in Dingle. As part of the Fundraiser, a raffle will be held at O’Flaherty’s on the evening of August 26th, with great prizes.

Donations can also be made online by visiting his page available at justgiving.com/ciaranoraighne

For real-time updates on the day of the cycle, the public is encouraged to follow Ciarán’s journey on his Instagram page, @themakingmemoriescycle.

For more information, contact The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Communications Officer Niamh Burke at niamh.burke@alzheimer.ie, or (086) 029 5634.

About The Alzheimer Society of Ireland (The ASI):

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland is Ireland’s leading dementia-specific service provider. The Alzheimer Society of Ireland works across the country in the heart of local communities providing dementia-specific services and supports and advocating for the rights and needs of all people living with dementia and their carers. Our vision is an Ireland where people on the journey of dementia are valued and supported. A national non-profit organisation, The Alzheimer Society of Ireland advocates, empowers and champions the rights of people living with dementia and their communities to quality support and services. The Alzheimer Society of Ireland also operates the Alzheimer National Helpline offering information and support to anyone affected by dementia on 1800 341 341.

Alzheimer National Helpline:

For more information on our supports and services during this challenging time, please contact The Alzheimer Society of Ireland National Helpline. The Helpline is open six days a week, Monday to Friday, 10 am – 5 pm and Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm, on 1800 341 341. Email at helpline@alzheimer.ie or via Live Chat at www.alzheimer.ie


  • There are 64,000 people with dementia in Ireland and the number of people with the condition will more than double in the next 25 years to over 150,000 by 2045.*
  • Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe a range of conditions which cause changes and damage to the brain.
  • Dementia is progressive. There is currently no cure. Dementia is not simply a health issue but a social issue that requires a community response.
  • The majority of people with dementia (63%) live at home in the community. Over 180,000 people in Ireland are currently or have been carers for a family member or partner with dementia with many more providing support and care in other ways.
  • There are 11,000 new cases of dementia in Ireland each year. That’s at least 30 people every day and anyone can get dementia – even people in their 30s/40s/50s.**
  • 1 in 10 people diagnosed with dementia in Ireland are under 65.
  • The overall cost of dementia care in Ireland is just over €1.69 billion per annum; 48% of this is attributable to family care; 43% is accounted for by residential care; formal health and social care services contribute only 9% to the total cost.

*National Dementia Office / HSE (2020) Dementia Prevalence Figures. Retrieved from https://tinyurl.com/tjax93vh

**Figure referenced from Pierse T., O’Shea, E., and Carney P. (2019) Estimates of the prevalence, incidence and severity of dementia in Ireland and National Dementia Office / HSE (2020) Dementia Prevalence Figures. Retrieved from https://tinyurl.com/tjax93vh


Garda Sergeant Ciarán O’Ráighne set to embark on ‘Making Memories Cycle’ for The Alzheimer Society of Ireland

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In 1969 the farthing, halfpenny and half crown coin were withdrawn from circulation.

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