Lorrha Notes

Well done to the senior lads on their 3-21 to 1-20 win over Killenaule in the County Hurling League.   Photo: Rose Mannion

North Tipperary Ploughing.

Meeting 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  Frances Kelly.

The peaceful death occurred on Monday May 6th at St. James Hospital, of Frances Kelly, Churchtown, Dublin. Née O’Hara, Frances was born and raised in Abbeyville, Lorrha. She was beloved wife of the late Gerald, and will be very sadly missed by her heartbroken daughters Mary, Sheila and son Louis, cherished grandchildren Cian, Lauren, Colm, Sarah and Luke, sisters Anne, Nora and Rose, brothers Thomas and James, sons-in-law Declan and Ciaran, daughter-in-law Sandra, nieces, nephews, relatives, friends, and her wonderful neighbours to whom sympathy is extended.
After Funeral Mass on Friday last May 10th. in the Church of the Good Shepherd Churchtown, burial took place in Kilmashogue Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Late Mary Carroll.

The peaceful death occurred on Saturday May 11th at Midlands Regional Hospital, Tullamore and surrounded by her loving family, of Mary Carroll Rosemount, Moate. Née O’Meara, Mary was born and raised in Ravakeen, Rathcabbin. She was predeceased by her loving husband Seamus, parents Peggy and John, sister Margaret, brother Michael (in infancy). Sadly missed by her sons Denis and James daughters Maria and Helen, brothers Eamon, Séan, Neilus, and Willie, sisters Sr Patricia, and Angela, brothers in law, sisters in law, nephews, nieces relatives, neighbours and friends to whom sympathy is offered. After funeral Mass in St Thomas’ Church, Rosemount on Tuesday May 14th. burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Well Done.

Congratulations to the young people from the three schools in the parish who received their Holy Communion on Sunday last in Rathcabbin Church. Joining them was the pupils from Terryglass and Kilbarron schools.


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 19th. and 26th.  Draw will take place on June 2nd. 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.

Final Reminder.

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.  We look forward to seeing everyone there.

Church News.

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

On the Move.

A Higher Calling: Join Focus Ireland’s iconic climbs & help them raise vital funds to support those experiencing homelessness in our communities. Carrauntoohil hike takes place on June 15th or Croagh Patrick on June 16th. Alternatively, organise your own hiking challenge with your family & friends.   Contact Niamh 087 489 1974 or email  events@focusireland.ie

May is Safeguarding month in the Diocese of Killaloe.

Since Covid we are seeing ministry with children, such as pray & play, Altar Servers etc returning in the parishes. The Diocese ensures that all children involved in parish activities are safe & cared for. We have in place, parental / guardian consent forms for all activities, code of conduct for both children & adults, sign in and out registers, gardai vetting for all adult helpers / leaders. Visit www.killaloediocese.ie/sagfeguarding to find out more.

Lourdes Assisted Pilgrims Appeal.

The Killaloe Diocese is for the first time since covid bringing sick & assisted pilgrims to Lourdes this June. This is very welcome for many sick & terminally ill people who wish to go to Lourdes, pray at the Grotto & experience a little bit of heaven on this earth. The appeal this weekend helps support these very special pilgrims. See www.killaloediocese.ie  for more info.

Cursillo walk.

Cork to Knock route: Tue July 16th – 21st. Approx 23 miles (37kms) per day. Mass daily, rosary, divine mercy chaplet and fellowship each day contact corktoknock@gmail.com to sign up for the full walk, a day, or a stage. Walks also leaving from Dublin, Belfast & Derry: all converging to arrive in Knock.

Marriage Preparation Courses.

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

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

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.

Lorrha draw tough Opener.

The draws for the 2024 North Tipperary Hurling Championships were  made last week and with Lorrha being promoted to the senior grade after last year’s Premier Intermediate success, they have been drawn to face  Nenagh Éire Óg which  is a stiff introduction to the senior grade against the back to back senior champions.
The dates for the North Championship games are dependent on how far Tipperary get in the championship, with the likelihood being they will begin in July if Tipperary fail to reach an All-Ireland final, and August if Liam Cahill’s men reach the July 21st showpiece. Well done to the lads who recorded a fine win over Killenaule on Sunday last. Final score 3.21 to 1.20.

GAA News.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €5,200. The numbers drawn on 13 May were: 4-8-23-30.  3 Match 3’s share €100: Shane Brophy, Fiona Daly, Kathryn Moran. Next Monday’s jackpot is €5,300. Team 4 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

​Senior Hurling: Well done to the lads on their 3-21 to 1-20 win over Killenaule in the County Hurling League last Sunday in Moatfield. Unfortunately, we have not progressed to the knock-out stages of the competition.

Meanwhile, we have been drawn against Nenagh Éire Óg in the North Senior Hurling Championship.

Tipperary: Best of luck to Patrick Maher and the Tipperary senior hurlers against Cork this Sunday.

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

 Did you know???

There is a bar in Athlone claiming to be the oldest bar in Ireland that is still operational to this day.  Athlone, marks the site of what was once a great ford across the Shannon known as the Ford of Great Antiquity. At around 900 AD there lived a man called Luain Mac Luighdeach – Luain son of Lewy. It is known that he established an Inn close to “Ath Mor – The Great Ford” This Inn is today known as Sean’s Bar!

Italy is home to 50 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, more than any other country.

Leonardo da Vinci’s studies of river erosion convinced him that the Earth is much older than the Bible implies.

In 1909 Eugene Lefebvre became the first pilot to die, while testing a new French built Wright biplane.

In 1666 Isaac Newton observed the Sun’s light using a prism showing it is made up of light of many colours.

In 1893 Author Beatrix Potter wrote ‘ The tale of Peter Rabbit’ for a five year old boy.

In Canada, Mexico, India, Russia and Israel, bank notes have Braille like markings on them for blind people.

In 1845 Chemist Michael Faraday discovered the influence of a magnetic field on polarized light.


Thought for the week….


Smile Awhile….