Lorrha Notes

Happy and Holy Easter to all readers.

The bad weather has played havoc with the ploughing. It’s also official that the last eight month’s is the wettest on record since the met station started to keep records. 


North Tipp Ploughing.

A meeting of the ploughing members will take place on Wednesday night 27th in Paddy’s Terryglass at 8.30pm. All members are requested to attend. Membership is due and can be paid at this meeting.
Also on the agenda for discussion will be the topic of when we can proceed with the championships as the bad weather continues causing cancellations in many other counties too.  In the meantime follow us on facebook North Tipperary Ploughing, on Instagram north _tipp_ploughing and twitter Ntippploughing to keep up to date with progress.


Sympathy is extended to Eileen Mannion, Lorrha on the death of her sister Noreen Darcy, Bellview, Coolbawn. Nee Donoghue, Noreen passed away peacefully in the loving care of Nenagh Manor Nursing Home  on Wednesday 20th March. She was predeceased by her husband Tim, grandson Darrel, brother Paddy. As well as Eileen, Noreen is deeply regretted by her loving daughters Miriam, Martina and Regina sons Sean, Derek, Tadgh, Dermot and Adrian, sons in law, daughters in law grandchildren Roy, Lee, Michael, Linda, J.P., David, Joe, Lisa, Lydia, Ian, Mark, Ross, Eamonn, Timmy, Michelle, Barry, T.J., Sinead, Tara, Tégan, Billy & Tadgh, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, neighbours, relatives and many friends.
After funeral Mass in St. Barron’s Church, Kilbarron on Sunday last burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Clocks Go Forward.

Don’t forget to change your clock as they spring forward by one hour on Sunday coming March 31st. to bring us a welcomed extra hour of sunlight. The down side is we lose an hour’s sleep though but the body clock will soon adjust to that.

Congratulations to David, Soraya, Daniel, Mia, Patra, Patrick, Eoghan, Megan, Lenka and Zoe, all pupils in Lorrha NS who were recent winners in the Lorrha Community Games art and hand writing competition. Well done all. 

Birthday Greetings.

Congratulations and many good wishes is extended to Sackie O’Brien, Rathcabbin who celebrated his 88th birthday recently. Happy birthday Sackie and well done.

Sean Keane in Concert.

Scéal Community Group Lorrha are delighted to announce that the great Seán Keane is playing in Rathcabbin Hall (R42Y 188) in what promises to be a fantastic night of music and song on Saturday 13th April at 8pm. Tickets can be purchased in the Sceal shop in Lorrha Monday-Friday 10.00 to 16.30. Saturday – Sunday 10.00 to 13.00 or by contacting Patrick on (087) 6962490 or Nancy on (087) 7613 458. Tickets will also be on sale in Rathcabbin Hall on Easter Sunday after 11.30 Mass.

Mass Times Over Easter.

Holy Thursday 28th March: Rathcabbin at 8pm – Borrisokane at 8pm – Terryglass at 8.30pm Good Friday 29th March:  Kilbarron at 3pm – Borrisokane at 3pm – Rathcabbin at 5pm.
Holy Saturday 30th March:  Borrisokane at 7pm – Kilbarron at 8.30pm – Lorrha at 9pm
Easter Sunday 31st March:  Terryglass at 9.30am – Borrisokane at 11am – Rathcabbin at 11.30am.


Maria is organising a trip to Madjorge from 28th August for seven nights. The spiritual director is Fr. Tom Hannon. The house where pilgrims will be staying is only five minutes walking distance from the church. For more information contact Maria on (087) 2826088.

Bogus Callers.

Gardai are asking the public to be alert to bogus tradesmen and rogue callers to your home. As the long days approach and the weather improves, gardai are expecting an increase in such people roaming the countryside . They will be offering services such as power washing, painting, cleaning gutters to repairing roofs and selling goods etc. The gardai say that these people prefer to target the more vulnerable and persons living alone and advise and encourage people not to engage with such callers. Don’t open your door to anyone before you have checked who it is and what they want. They can be intimidating and refuse to take no for an answer. Be vigilant when out and about and report suspicious persons/vehicles to the gardai immediately.

Good luck.

The best of luck to the Lorrha Senior hurling team and management who take on Loughmore Castleiney in Tony Reddin Park, Lorrha on Saturday coming March 30th at 5pm.

Local Trades People Required.

Local trades people are required to finish out a 3 bed house in Lorrha village, opposite the pub.

Engineer’s report on the work to be completed, will be shared with interested builders/ plumbers/ electricians. Any trades people interested in the job are asked to contact Margaret Conway on (087) 2352022 or by email to conmar3@gmail.com.

GAA News.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €4,500. The numbers drawn on 25 March were: 1-10-27-29. 1 Match 3: M Cahalan wins €100.  Promoters: D&K Mannion, Margaret O’Brien, Liam Reddish.
Next Mondays jackpot is €4,600 with Team 5 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

​County Hurling League: We host Loughmore-Castleiney this Saturday in Moatfield at 5.00pm, in the second round of the league. Best of luck to the lads and management.

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

Hard Luck: To Patrick Maher and the Tipperary senior hurlers on their loss to Clare.

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 Thought for the week…

Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions…

Smile Awhile…