Lorrha Notes

North Tipp Ploughing.

At this stage, we are very hopeful of holding the ploughing championships on Sunday coming April 7th.  at 12 noon on lands in Aglish, Borrisokane by kind permission of the owner. Eircode E45 W821.  A meeting will take place on Wednesday night April 3rd at 8.30pm in Paddy’s Terryglass. 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 the Delahunt family, Clonmona, Rathcabbin on the death of Frances Mary Hayes, Ballintotty House, Nenagh.  Frances passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at Nenagh Manor Home on March 25th 2024. She was predeceased by her beloved husband John (Jack), son Keith, parents Richard & Alice and sister Hilda. Will be sadly missed by her loving family, George, Norman, Mervyn, Brian, Robert, Alice, Joy & Roy, brothers John & Dickie, grandchildren & great-grandchildren, son in law Richard, daughters in law Margaret, Yvonne, Caroline, Mai, June, Deirdre & Marian, sisters in law, brothers in law, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, neighbours, and friends.
After funeral service in St. Mary’s Church of Ireland, Nenagh on Thursday 28th.  burial took place in Ballymackey Church Grounds. House. May she rest in peace.

Late Patrick Brereton.

The death took place in the tender and loving care of the staff at St. Oliver’s Rehabilitation Unit, St. Finbarr’s Hospital Cork of Patrick Brereton, Knockneheeny, Cork. Affectionately known as Paddy the Soldier, Patrick passed away peacefully on Good Friday last March 29th, surrounded by his loving family.
in his 80th year, Patrick was one of six children, who were born and raised at The Pike, Rathcabbin and attended school locally. He joined the army at the age of sixteen and over the following fourteen years he trained as a specialist welder. Patrick was predeceased last January by his sister Bernadette Turner (Carrig, Birr). He is survived by his best friend and wife Christine and is loving father to Mary, Jacqueline, Majella, Caroline, Tony, Olivia, Fiona and the late Aidan. Sadly missed also by his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brother Oliver (Shinrone), sisters (Ena and Frances (Australia), sons-in-law, nephews, nieces, sisters-in-law, relatives, neighbours and friends. He is also pre-deceased by his brother Flan (Dublin).
After funeral Mass on Tuesday, 2nd April, in St. Mary’s on the Hill Church, Knocknaheeny, burial took place in St Catherine’s Cemetery, Kilcully.  May he rest in peace.

 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.


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.

First Friday.

First Friday Mass will be celebrated on Friday April 5th   in St. Ruadhan’s Church, Lorrha Church at 8pm.

Synodality Explored.

Facing the Future Together. A conference with lead speakers. Cardinal Grech 19th and 20th April at St. John’s Welcome Centre, Knock Shrine.

Would you like someone to talk to?  

Senior-Line is Ireland’s national telephone service for older people open every day of the year 10am-10pm, Freephone 1800 80 45 91. Callers may feel isolated, alone, wish to discuss a problem in confidence, or for company during their day.  Senior-Line’s older volunteers are trained to listen, to support, to discuss options and to refer caller to other helpful services if necessary. So don’t be alone if sharing a problem would help.  Phone Senior-Line 1800 80 45 91, open every day of the year 10am-10pm

Ken pleasing with the referee !!                                                                                  Photo: Rose Mannion.

Well Done.

Congratulations is extended to the Lorrha Senior Hurling team and management who recorded another good win, this time over  Loughmore Castleiney on Saturday last in round 2 of the league. Full time score Lorrha 3.11 Loughmore Castleiney 0.15. That makes it two wins out of two.

Action from the Lorrha v Loughmore Castleiney game.                                                        Pic: Rose Mannion.

Representing Lorrha.

A number of young people from the parish are presently representing Lorrha GAA and Camogie club when they were picked to play with Tipperary. Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher is with the Senior panel, Darragh Guinan is with the U20 panel, Conor Kennedy is with U19 squad, Emma Kennedy is with U 16A camogie, Leah Delaney U15 development while Nadine Guinan and Lexi Pyke are with the U14 development, Clodagh MaIntyre and Celine Guinan are with the senior camogie squad. Celine plays her camogie with neighbours Shannon Rovers. We wish them all well in their forthcoming games. Conor Kennedy is out this Thursday evening 4th with Tipp in the Munster Minor hurling round 1 against Cork in Thurles at 7pm. and we wish Conor the best of luck. Also, well done to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipp senior camogie squad who have reached a League final.

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.

Free e-Waste Collection.

North Tipperary householders are being urged to bring their batteries, electrical, and electronic waste to a set of free collection days to help the county meet national e-waste recycling targets for 2024. The events, hosted by WEEE Ireland in partnership with ALDI, kick off on Tuesday, April 9th, at ALDI Nenagh, Springfort Retail Park, Nenagh, E45 K379, from 10am-4pm. and a collection will take place in ALDI Roscrea, Green Street, Townspark, Roscrea, E53 TN36, on Thursday, April 18th from 10am-4pm.
Anything with a plug, battery or cable can be recycled for free on the day, including old washing machines, TVs, toasters and kettles, electronic tools and toys, cables, IT equipment, mobile phones, remote controls, batteries, including farm fence batteries, and even watches.

GAA News.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €4,600. The numbers drawn on 1 April were: 3-14-16-22.  4 Match 3’s share €100: B&S, Jackie Burke, Fiona Daly, Rita Reddan.

Senior Hurling: Well done to the team and management on their 3-11 to 0-15 win over Loughmore-Castleiney in the second round of the County Hurling League Division 1 at Tony Reddin Park on Saturday. The lads are on the road to Templederry in round 3 on Sunday, 21st April.

Junior Hurling: Best of luck to the juniors who take on Knockshegowna in the first round of the North Junior ‘B’ League this Friday evening at 7.00pm in Ballingarry.

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


Did you know??

Africa is larger than China, the USA, India, Mexico and a big part of Europe combined.

It only takes six minutes for brain cells to react to alcohol.

In AD536 there was a worldwide dust cloud that blocked the Sun for a year, resulting in widespread famine and disease.

In 1963 ‘Little’ Stevie Wonder, aged 13, released his first single – Fingertips.

In 1879 Frank W Woolworth opened his first successful store in Pennsylvania.

In 2016 The UK voted to leave the European Union in the British referendum.

On June 26th  1857 the first 62 recipients were awarded the Victoria Cross for valour in the Crimean War


Thought for the week….

Accept the past for what it was. Acknowledge the present for what it is. Anticipate the future for what it can become.


Smile Awhile…   There’s always a little Johnny!!!