Lorrha Notes

Best of Luck.

The best of luck is extended to the Lorrha Premier Intermediate squad and their backroom team in their final group match against Portroe on Sunday in Cloughjordan at 1.15pm.     Photo: Rose Mannion



Late Nuala Darcy.

The peaceful death occurred on Monday July 31st of Nuala Darcy, Portland Lorrha. Nuala who was née Moran, passed away in thecare of the staff of Portumna Retirement Village and in the presence of her family.
Predeceased by her husband Seán, Nuala will be sadly missed and always remembered by her loving sons Sean, Tony, Paul, Martin, Michael, Patrick and Thomas, daughters Eleanor, Ann and Mary, grandchildren, her brother Pat and sister Maureen, extended family and friends to whom sympathy is extended.
After funeral Mass in The Church of the Immaculate Conception, on Thursday 3rd August burial took in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Sympathy is extended to Marie Fallon and family, Rathcabbin on the death of her sister (Brigid (Bridie) Parkinson, Crinkill, Birr. Née Madden, Bridie was born and raised in Rathcabbin and she passed away peacefully on August 14th, at the University Hospital Galway. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Dinny.
As well as her sister Marie, Bridie is deeply regretted by her sons; Brendan, Oliver and Alan, daughters-in-law Christine and Kathryn, grandchildren; Luke, Liam, Donnacha, Oisín and Muireann, nephews, nieces, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends.
After funeral Mass in St. Brendan’s Church, Birr on Thursday August 17th. burial took place in Clonoghill Cemetery, Birr. May she rest in peace.

Late Gavin Walsh.

There was widespread sadness throughout the parish, nearby Portumna and in Ballinasloe and even further afield, when news filtered through on Monday evening August 14th that Gavin Walsh, 9 Páirc na Cille, Lorrha has passed from this life suddenly, earlier in the day.
Gavin left a lasting impression on people that he met along life’s path way.  He was a kind and smiling young man of just 42 years, taken way before his time. He was a kind hearted work colleague who was very well respected and liked by the customers of his sister Tara’s and her partner Chris’ Bistro in Ballinasloe. Along with his mother Mary, he spent a long number of years as a very valued volunteer with Lorrha Development helping in the evenings after work or on his days off always obliging and helping where he could.  He was a regular and well know young man as he walked his dog around the village in the evenings where he had a chat with whoever he met along the way and he will be very sadly missed from the community but most of all by his grieving family.
Gavin will be deeply missed and always remembered by his heartbroken Mother, Mary and Dad, Arnold, his brothers Arnie and Derek, sisters Kathleen, Mary and Tara, Derek’s partner Leanne, Mary’s partner, Rob and Tara’s partner Chris, his nephews Adam and Lewis, and nieces Leah, Ava, Lexie and Grace. Gavin will be remembered too with love by his aunts Anna and Elaine and uncles Derek, Jackie and Noel, members of the extended family, relatives, his neighbours and his many friends to whom sympathy is extended.
After funeral Mass in St Ruadhán’s Church, Lorrha on Saturday morning August 19th last a funeral service followed later in Shannon Crematorium. May he rest in peace.

Heritage Event

The first event of Lorrha and Dorrha Heritage week 2023 was hosted by the heritage sub-committee of Lorrha Development Association and Coleesa Egan of Redwood Castle on Thursday 17th August at 7.30pm. This free event took place in the intimate setting of an upper reception room, where guests were treated to a screening of a locally produced film called MacEgan’s Curse. The script for the original play and later the film was written by Declan Houlihan, Corrigeen, in Spring 2016.

The film charts the journey of O’Sullivan Beare’s march with his one thousand followers from the Beara Peninsula, through the parish of Lorrha and Dorrha, as he headed towards Brefni, in January 1603. He fled Beara to escape English invaders.

One wet evening in the Summer of 2016, the play, directed by Peter Semen, was staged in the grounds of Redwood Castle, with the help of local actors from Lorrha, Redwood and Rathcabbin.

At the suggestion of Coleesa Egan, the play became a film. Peter Seman created a narrator’s part in the form of a tour guide. Peter co-produced the film with James Heenan, who also played the part of Cam O’Sullivan. Enlisting the help of Slovakian cameraman, Peter Rakoci, the film was shot in several locations around the River Shannon, Dominican Abbey, Lorrha and Redwood Castle. The film’s production involved the goodwill of about thirty people from Lorrha, Redwood, Rathcabbin and Ballymaceegan, and included actors, production team and locals who loaned equipment and costumes.

The film was first screened on Culture Night in September 2017 with funding from Tipperary County Council.

Following the screening on Thursday evening, 17th Ausust, 2023, guests enjoyed refreshments at a long table in the castle gallery. The historical facts and the story of the film’s production had piqued the interest of those present. The production team and actors happily answered questions for a couple of hours. Those who attended the event in Redwood from abroad and locally were mesmerised by the film’s journey and Redwood Castle itself, a true Norman Castle dating back to the 13th century. The descendants of the Houlihans, Sullivans and Donoghues, who travelled with O’Sullivan Beare in the 1600s still survive in the parish today.

Cast present on the night were: L-R

Patrick & Peter Seman, John Milen, Carmel Slevin, Daniel Flynn, Ute Duggan, CLL Michael O Meara & Coleesa Egan.

heritage sub-committee of Lorrha Development Association  Coleesa Egan,  Barbara Tierney,  Carmel Slevin, Ann Marie Hough (Chairperson) & Peter Seman.

Bus Service Available.

Did you know Tipperary Local Link runs a Door-to-Door(DRT) service from Lorrha to Birr every Friday? Departing from Lorrha at 10am & returning from Birr @ 2pm.  The service areas covered are Lorrha, Rathcabbin, Taylors Cross, Kileen, Riverstown & into Birr.  Tipperary Local Link operate a service from Lorrha to Nenagh every Tuesday & Saturday & also from Lorrha to Roscrea every Thursday & Saturday.  If you or anyone you know would like to avail of this service, please dial 052-6166140 for more information.

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

Notes for Parish Newsletter:
Please email notices for the Parish Newsletter to lorrhaparishoffice@gmail.com by 12 noon on Thursdays. Thank you.

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 21 August were: 7-26-28-29.  1 Match 3: J&C O’Brien wins €100.
Promoters: Kathleen Gleeson, Maureen Guinan, Internet.  Next Monday’s jackpot remains capped at €15,000. Team 6 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Premier Intermediate: Best of luck to the lads in their final county championship group game against Portroe on Sunday in Cloughjordan at 1.15pm.

Under 19: Lorrha Rovers host Kiladangan in the North ‘B’ hurling quarter final this Wednesday at 7.00pm in Tony Reddin Park.

Under 17: The Under 17’s face Kilruane MacDonaghs in the North ‘A’ quarter final next Monday in Roscrea at 6.30pm

Social Dancing: Continues this Friday night in the Tony Reddin Centre from 9.30pm to the music of Noel Briody.

Tipperary GAA Draw: The first draw in the new Tipperary Club draw is taking place this Friday, August 25th, so it’s your last chance to get involved. Tickets cost €100 and €50 of that is returned directly to our club. We have had great success in this draw over the years, we won a car 3 years ago, and the lotto jackpot later that year, the top cash prize of €5000 last year and numerous other cash prizes along the way. If you are interested in joining the draw, contact Kathleen Gleeson 0868694528.

Sympathy: to the Walsh family, Lorrha, on the death of Gavin Walsh. Sympathy is also extended to Rose Mannion on the death last Sunday of her sister Ann Williams, Kilkenny. May they rest in peace.

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