Lorrha Notes

The Circus Club Cloughjordan displaying their artistry in the Birr Vintage Week Parade last Sunday in Birr.      Photo by: Rose Mannion Photography.

6 Nations Cup on Show.

The 6 nations and triple crown trophies will be hosted and on display in the Town Hall in Portumna on Friday 11th August between 3.30 and 4.30.  All are welcome to come along.
Any questions contact 087 2469775.

Church News

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

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.

Date for your Diary!

Heritage Week events are well underway, and the Heritage sub-committee of the Lorrha Development Association is in full swing, organizing a spectacular “Family Fun Day” scheduled for Sunday, August 20th, at 2 pm, right in the heart of Lorrha NS grounds. This promises to be a day filled with laughter, games, and creative activities for all ages.
One of the highlights of this event is the grand unveiling of “Through a Child’s Eyes,” a captivating book brimming with short stories that have been penned and animated by the talented students from all three National Schools within our parish. This collection provides a unique insight into the vivid imagination of our young authors.
Join us for a day bursting with excitement, as we offer a range of engaging games and creative activities tailored to both the young and the young at heart. The festivities are sure to bring joy and memorable experiences to everyone, big and small.
Adding an artistic flair to the occasion, our program will also feature the unveiling of Biodiversity artwork, thoughtfully crafted by the skilled students of Bramble Art Studio. This display not only captures the beauty of nature but also serves as a poignant reminder of the need to preserve our environment for future generations.
Delicious catering by CS Chefs and refreshing treats by SCEAL will be available to tantalize your taste buds throughout the event. With open arms, we welcome all members of the community to join us in this celebration of heritage, creativity, and unity.
Remember, Sunday, August 20th, at 2 pm is the time to gather at Lorrha NS grounds for a day of endless enjoyment and togetherness. This promises to be an event that you won’t want to miss!

Heritage Week 2023 Free Event.

Showing of film of the MacEgan’s Curse O’ Sullivan march to cross the Shannon in 1604, on Thursday17th  August at 7.30 pm. In Redwood Castle. This is a free event. Please book 087 7479566.  Refreshments afterwards.

Treasure Trove in River.

Waterways Ireland  has designated a ‘restricted area’ of the River Shannon between Ballymacegan Island in Lorrha which is 7km upstream of Portumna Bridge,and Tiranascragh, in Galway after a ‘significant’ archaeological find was discovered recently.
This means it is off limits for deep-water divers, and it is an offence to “tamper with, damage or remove any part of a wreck or any archaeological object”. It is believed that the area contains multi-period archaeological material, in particular historic wrecks, and archaeological objects, and so in the designated area people are now restricted from doing, “diving, survey or salvage operations directed to the detection, location or exploration of a wreck or archaeological object or to recovering it or a part of it from, or from under, the water bed or from land covered by water, as the case may be, or use equipment constructed or adapted for any purpose of diving, survey or salvage operations within the restricted area. Furthermore, it is also an offence to obstruct access to the site or damage any part of a wreck or object that lies within the site.

The best of luck is extended to the Lorrha Premier Intermediate squad and their backroom team in their game against Killenaule in round 2 of the championship on Sunday 13th in Semple Stadium.   Pic: Rose Mannion.

Rathcabbin Hall Notes.

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.

GAA News.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €15,000. The numbers drawn on 7 August were: 6-9-14-15. 4 Match 3’s share €100: Eoin McIntyre, John McLeish, Shaun Smith, B Sullivan. Promoters: Maria Brophy, D&K Mannion, Mulrooney’s Gala.
Next Monday’s jackpot remains capped at €15,000. Team 4 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

​Premier Intermediate: Our Premier Intermediate hurlers head to Semple Stadium this Sunday to take on Killenaule in round 2 of the County Championship at 2.00pm. Tickets can be purchased online at the Tipperary GAA website.

Junior: Hard luck to our junior hurlers who were beaten with the last puck of the game by Knockshegowna, 1-13 to 2-9, in the North Junior ‘B’ hurling semi-final in Ballingarry on Saturday evening. Thanks to the players and management for their efforts this year.

Under 19: The U19 hurlers were defeated 2-17 to 0-12 by Kilruane MacDonaghs last week. This evening, Wednesday, they play Silvermines in Tony Reddin Park at 7.00pm in a key game to determine the knockout stages.

Under 17: The U17 hurlers received a walkover from Silvermines last Monday. Next Monday they play Moneygall/Clonakenny in Tony Reddin Park at 7.30pm.

Under 15: This Thursday, Lorrha Rovers Gaels play Moneygall/Clonakenny in Ballinderry at 7.00pm.

Tipperary 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.

O’Neills Gear: There is a new range of Lorrha gear available on the O’Neill’s website, including the new jersey. Go to www.o’neills.com


ESB launches High Power EV Charging Hub at Barack Obama Plaza

  • New eight-bay charging hub is capable of providing 100km of charge in as little as six minutes
  • The chargers are powered by 100% renewable electricity


ESB has today launched its new High Power (200kW) EV charging hub at the Barack Obama Plaza motorway service in Co Tipperary that will enable eight EVs to charge simultaneously using 100% renewable energy. The new charging facility is capable of providing 100km of charge in as little as six minutes.

The charging bay, which is located at a critical juncture in Ireland’s road network on Junction 23, just off the M7 Motorway at Barack Obama Plaza, will be a game-changer for EV drivers, particularly those travelling long distances in the midlands and Munster region.

The announcement marks a significant milestone in ESB’s €20m investment in all-island EV infrastructure, which is a key part of ESB’s sustainability strategy and commitment to reaching net-zero by 2040.

With this €20m investment programme, which is partially funded by the Government’s Climate Action Fund, ESB aims to deliver 50 High-Power hubs across the country as part of its national EV network strategy. Since the Climate Action Fund was allocated, the funding has allowed ESB to install 28 high power sites nationwide, replace almost all of the standard 22kW chargers with newer technology, and upgrade 42 chargers to faster speeds.

Among these projects was the launch of a similar High Power Hub in Junction 14 in 2021. Since its launch, the chargers have enabled more than 60,000 charges monthly – a number that is expected to increase considerably in the coming years as the number of EVs on our roads increase.

This innovative charging hub will also play a key role in helping to meet Ireland’s ambitious transport targets as laid out in the Climate Action Plan.


Did you Know??

In 1924 Tony Hancock, comedian and actor was born in Birmingham.

In 1994 Nelson Mandela was sworn in as South Africa’s first black president.

The English word Bible comes from the Latin biblia meaning ‘books’.

The last person who died at the Berlin Wall attempted to escape in a hot air balloon but fell to his death.

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