Lorrha Notes

An unique occasion..

What an unique occasion… Congratulations to the Keeshan siblings from Borrisokane, Pauric, Maria and Niamh,  who have all qualified as Chartered Accountants.  They are the children of Brian and Patricia Keeshan and we wish them the best of luck in the future..  

Draw Results.

The North Tipperary annual Ploughing fundraising draw was held on Saturday night last. Chairman Ray Clancy thanked everyone who turned out on the night, sold and bought tickets, proprietors of The Village Inn Aglish and our many sponsors. Ray Kennedy (Rathcabbin), won the first prize of €300, Chrissie O’Dea (Kilkenny) was the winner of €200, Sean Lambe (Redwood) won €100. The 4th prize of two passes to the National ploughing next September was won by Marge Ryan (Borrisokane) while Amanda Ryan (Aglish) was the winner of a voucher kindly sponsored by Scissors Hair Salon, Birr. Brain Callaghan (Portumna) was the winner of a Bt. Of Baileys while the following won wine – Gabrielle Duffy (Birr), Johnny Spain (Kilruane), Sophie Bergin (Portlaoise) and Deirdre Harding (Borrisokane). Well done to all our prizewinners.
Our next meeting will take place on Wednesday night 15th in Paddy’s Terryglass at 8.30pm. All members are requested to attend.
We plan on holding a Novice ploughing competition in the near future. Anyone aged between 16 and 35 who would like to participate is asked to contact our secretary Denis on (087) 779 3719.

Late John (Jack) Donoghue.

The peaceful death took place at his home on Wednesday May 1st and surrounded by his loving family, of John (Jack) Donoghue, Ballymacegan, Lorrha.
John was a quiet individual who farmed all his life and was a keen and superb judge of livestock. His regular trips to all the surrounding cattle marts brought him in contact with loads of people that he grew to know over the years. He was a familiar figure on the roads around the parish, in no rush or hurry, having time for a chat with those he met up with along his journey. He was a good neighbour and a great friend to many and will be fondly remembered as a quiet and unassuming gentleman. So many will miss him now from life, but in particular, those who will miss him the most are his family.
Predeceased by his parents Bill & Anna May, sister Pauline, brothers P.J. and Eugene, he is very sadly missed by his brother Liam, sisters Collette and  Ena, brothers in law, sisters in law, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, neighbours and many friends to whom sympathy is offered.
After funeral Mass in St. Ruadhan’s Church, Lorrha on Saturday 4th. burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.


Kilruane MacDonagh’s GAA are running a Quid Game Fundraiser on Friday coming May 10th.
Our very own Clodagh McIntyre will be one of over 40 contestants to compete in 6 rounds of games to try and win a massive €10,000 cash prize to be divided between their chosen charity/club (€7,000) and themselves (€3,000). Clodagh would be delighted if you could donate what you can to help her win the top prize of €10.000 while she flies the Lorrha flag. You can donate on https://www.clubspotevents.com/kilruanegaa/clodagh-mcintyre or www.facebook.com/share/aYgimd5ueaQKmjR3/

Well Done.

Well done to Patrick ‘Bonnar’ Maher and the Tipperary senior hurling team who bounced back after their heavy defeat to Clare and to shared the spoils with Waterford which sees them back in the contest.

Good Luck.

Best of luck is extended to Darragh Guinan and the Tipperary U/20 team who play Clare in the Munster hurling in Thurles at 7.30pm on Friday evening 10th. We also wish Darragh a speedy recovery from a recent injury.


Rathcabbin Hall committee are holding a raffle in aid of Rathcabbin Hall. The committee is presently raising money for renovations of the hall toilets and the build of a new wheelchair accessible toilet. This is an essential fundraiser to provide funds to complete the project. Tickets for the fundraiser are available from the Hall committee members. Tickets cost €5 each and will be sold after Mass in the hall on May 5th. 12th. 19th. and 26th. We would appreciate your continued support.

Preliminary Announcement.

Rathcabbin Hall Committee are holding their AGM on Monday night May 27th. at 8.30pm.. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Lorrha Community Games.

Lorrha Community Games will host their Athletics Day on Saturday the 18th of May at 12 o’ clock in Moatfield Community Pitch.  Races for all ages from 6 to 16 years,  toddler run, long puck and hurdles.   Registration for these events will take place in Tony Reddin Park and  Community Centre on Wednesday the 8th of May from 6pm to 8pm.   We look forward to seeing everyone there.


Milford Care Centre will be hosting its annual Service of Remembrance & Thanksgiving at Our Lady Help of Christians Church, Castletroy, on Sunday May 12th at 3pm for those who have died under our care in Milford Care Centre & across our community services. We hope that you may wish to join with us, and we look forward to sharing with you in this service of remembrance & thanksgiving.  Please feel free to invite family and friends to join you in solidarity and support.

Church News.

2024 Rosary Rally: The 2024 Public Rosary Rally takes place on Saturday May 11th, at 4pm at the Grotto in St Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, Borrisokane. Last year we were one of the  527 rallies held nationwide.  Please join us as we pray the Rosary especially for our country and to honour Our Lady of Fatima.

Rosary at the Grotto: This is an invitation to join us as we pray the Rosary at the Grotto every Monday for the month of May, Our Lady’s month. We meet at the Grotto in St Peter and Paul ‘s Cemetery, Borrisokane at 7pm. You are all very welcome.
Public Rosary in Portumna town square, in front of the church, Saturday 11th May at 4pm.

Ireland needs Fatima.

Sacrament of First Holy Communion will take place in Lorrha Church on Sunday 12th May at 11am.

Mass will be in Rathcabbin Church on Saturday May 11th at 6.30pm.

Sacrament of Confirmation will take place in Rathcabbin Church on Friday 24th May.

Marriage Preparation Courses.

Accord Nenagh have Marriage Preparation Courses available on the following dates:

10th & 11th May 2024, 07th & 08th June 2024, 20th & 21st September 2024, 04th & 05th October 2024, 01st & 02nd November 2024, 15th & 16th November 2024. Book your place today on www.accord.ie

Escorted Tour.

Summer Escorted Tour / Holiday to Westport Knock & Co Mayo, 26th May 2024. €849.00 pps. 5 nights. Price includes return Bus/Train, 5 nights’ in 4*Castlecourt Hotel, Westport with Dinner, Bed &Breakfast. Lunch on three days. All entertainment, excursions and transport included. Visit Knock, Galway City, Kylemore Abbey, Croagh Patrick, Ballintubber Abbey & Ashford Castle. Contact 094 900 6426 or 087 1890236 or email knockpilgrimages@gmail.com.


Lough Derg 2024 one day retreats begin May 5th. Three Day retreats begin May 31st. More details www.loughderg.org or phone 071-9861518.

Summer Camp.

Busy Bodies Summer Camp 2024: takes place in Killeen National School, starting July 1st for 3 weeks. For ages 3yrs to 10yrs. Hours are 9.30am to 3pm. for more information please phone Ann at 087-9625218.


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.

GAA News.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €5,100. The numbers drawn on 6 May were: 8-11-16-21.  2 Match 3’s share €100: Sean Fallon and Chrissie Hough.  Promoters: D+K Mannion, Agnes Sherlock, Mulrooney’s Gala.  Next Monday’s jackpot is €5,200. Team 3 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

​Senior: Hard luck to the team on their 2-17 to 0-14 loss to Upperchurch/Drombane last Friday. Thanks to all who helped out in stewarding and serving tea. We host Killenaule in the final round of the County League this Sunday at 12.00pm.

Junior Hurling: The Junior ‘B’ hurlers have qualified for the knock-out stages of the league following a 3-14 to 0-18 win over Borrisokane in Tony Reddin Park. Well done to the team and management.

Social Dancing: Continues next Friday night in the Tony Reddin Centre from 9.30pm to the music of Pat Daly.

Sympathies: to the Donoghue and Moran families, Ballymacegan, on the death of John (Jack) Donoghue, who was a good supporter of the club. May he Rest In Peace.


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Thought for the week…..

Drunkenness hides no secrets..


Smile Awhile….

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