Lorrha Notes

Mick Hoctor and Marguerite Walsh in recent rehearsals for ‘Don’t Tell The Wife’.       Pic: Rose Mannion.

Back for One night only.

Back by popular demand for one further night only – this coming Saturday night February 10th in Rathcabbin Hall are the Rathcabbin Players with their three act Sam Cree comedy ‘Don’t tell the Wife’. Doors open at 7.15pm with curtains up at 8pm sharp. Booking is essential between 6.30pm and 8.00pm daily on (087) 216 4511 but hurry as already seats are selling fast.

Ploughing Meeting.

North Tipperary Ploughing committee meeting will be held in Paddy’s, Terryglass at 8pm on Wednesday February 7th. This is an important planning meeting for the forthcoming novice and annual championships with a suitable site to be agreed upon as well as other matters, so all members are requested to attend.

Redwood NS.

Redwood NS Open Evening: Our Open Evening will be held on Tuesday 13th February from 7.00-8.30pm for parents and children hoping to enrol for the 2024/25 school year. It is an ideal opportunity to meet the staff and to view the wide range of facilities and resources on offer in Redwood. All are welcome to attend.

First Confessions: First Confessions for the children of Lorrha, Rathcabbin and Redwood will be held in Redwood Church on Thursday 22nd February at 7pm (Please note: Change of original date)

Calling Young Plough Men and Women.

A Novice Ploughing match will be held on Saturday March 2nd . Any male and female between the age of 17 and 35 who would like to participate is requested to call the secretary Denis Cahalan on (087) 779 3719 for further information on this event. Follow us on facebook North Tipperary Ploughing, on Instagram north _tipp_ploughing and twitter Ntippploughing.

Church News.

Church Bookings: Anyone wishing to make a church booking for Anniversary Masses, Christenings, Weddings etc, please contact the church sacristans, thank you.

Rathcabbin: Mary Cleary 057-9139252          Lorrha: Agnes Slevin 087-7629999

Weekend Masses in Our Parish  are in Lorrha 6.30pm Saturday evenings     and Rathcabbin 11.30am Sunday Mornings
Weekday Masses: Lorrha 9.30am Monday Mornings (except bank holidays).
Mass for Temperance Sunday & World Day of Prayer for the Sick will be broadcast next Sunday 11th February 2024 at 11am on RTÉ TV & Radio.

You are invited to attend The St. Patrick’s College Maynooth Annual Trócaire Lecture:
Climate Justice and Catholic Social Teaching: ‘Everything is connected’ and ‘No one is saved alone’ (Laudate Deum, 19). Registration for this free event is required. It  will take place in Renehan Hall at St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, on Tues, 5th of March 2024, at 7 p.m. It will also be live streamed. For further enquiries please contact Frances Harnan frances.harnan@trocaire.org

Divine Mercy Conference: Day return bus to, RDS, Dublin on Sat 24th February. Fantastic international speakers, great day of spiritual inspiration and refreshment. €70 for bus and entry ticket. Contacts: text please Karen 087-4160385 or Seamus  087-2752578 for enquiries and bookings


 Now is the time to book an Easter Pilgrimage to Medjorge which takes place from Easter Monday April 1st. for one week. Fly from Knock Airport. For further details contact Paul on (087) 837 5407.


Sympathy is extended to William Harding and family, Lorrha on the untimely death of his sister
Elaine – Bellevue, Coolbawn which occurred on Monday January 29th. at her home. Elaine was predeceased by her partner Damien, her parents Dorothy and Willie, her granddaughter Andrea and is deeply regretted by her loving daughters, Rebecca, Edel, son Andrew, daughter in law Denise and grandson Aidan, her brothers Willam, Mark, Graham, Eoin and Michael, her sister Olivia, brother in law, sisters in law, nephew, nieces, relatives and many friends to whom sympathy is offered. After service in  Church of Ireland, Borrisokane on Saturday last, burial took place in Terryglass Cemetery. May her soul rest in peace.

Late Bridget Philomena (Phyllis) Corrigan.

The peaceful death took place on Wednesday January 31st. in the wonderful care of Bethany House, Tyrellspass, of Phyllis Corrigan, Dúnárd, Cuba Avenue, Banagher.
Née D’Arcey, Phyllis was born and raised in Kyle, Lorrha.
She was beloved wife of the late Seán, and mother of the late Finian (Sligo) and is  deeply regretted by her loving family Sorcha, Fionnuala, Eilis, Bríd, and Caoimhín, sons-in-law Mícheál and Kevin, daughters-in-law Marie and Sonia, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Sheila, brother-in-law Al, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends as well as her many relatives in Lorrha to whom sympathy is offered.
After Funeral Mass on Monday (February 5th) in St. Rynagh’s Church, Banagher burial took place in St Rynaghs Cemetery. May her soul rest in peace.


Lorrha National School are enrolling students for the 2024/2025 year. Contact the school and check out what they have to offer. You can contact the school on (090) 9747 295, email: luanaofa@gmail.com, website www.lorrhans.ie or on social media@scoilluanaofa.

GAA News.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €3,700. The numbers drawn on 5 February were: 21-22-23-25.  1 Match 3: Tommy Smyth wins €100.  Promoters: Noreen Houlihan, Eamonn Maher, Mulrooney’s Gala.  Next Mondays jackpot is €3,800 with Team 6 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Membership: Is now due. It must be paid before participating in any training or game, or activity, on the field, or in the gym. The rates are: €40 – juvenile and non-playing; €60 – student with gym membership; €100 – adult player with gym membership. Membership can be paid on Foireann or Clubforce, the latter where you can also sign up for the lotto at a reduced rate.

Schools: Well done to Robert Duffy, Lee Hogan, Liam Donoghue, Killian Fitzgerald, Paul Cahalan, Shane Cleary, Rory Duffy & Nicholas Perry who were a part of the Banagher College team which won the Leinster Colleges Senior ‘B’ Hurling title on Monday, beating Heywood CS in the final.

Sympathies: To the Carroll family, Ballyea, on the death of Pat Carroll. Pat won a North U16 medal with Lorrha in 1976. He was a tough tackling corner back and he played under-21 and junior with the club until his accident. He was a regular supporter of our games and lotto.

Sympathy also to the Maher family, Lorrha, on the death of Denis’ brother in America. May they rest in peace.

Social Dancing: Continues in the Tony Reddin Centre next Friday night at 9.30pm to the music of Adrian Ryan.

Did you know?

In 1978 the first balloon to cross the Athlantic was Double Eagle 11.

Did you know that “happy hours” are banned in Ireland…

African elephants have the greatest sense of smell in the animal kingdom.

In 2002 Oscar winning actor Nicholas Cage filed for divorce from Lisa Marie Presley after three months of marriage.

Did you know that one third of the Earth’s land surface is partially or totally desert.

In 1642 Van Diemen’e Land in Tasmania was discovered by the Dutch explorer Abel Tasman.

The longest common English word without vowels is ‘rhythms’.

Thought for the week….

The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder…


Smile Awhile…