Lorrha Notes

Aidan and Maureen meet Taoiseach Simon Harris during the week.    Photo: Rose Mannion.


Month’s Memory Mass.

The family of the late Jack Donoghue, Ballymacegan, Lorrha wish to inform the public of his upcoming Month’s Memory Mass which will be celebrated on Saturday night June 1st. at 6.30pm in St. Ruadhan’s Church, Lorrha.

Coffee Morning.

Rathcabbin Tidy Towns invite all to their coffee morning and plant sale on Sunday June 2nd. from 10:30 until 1:30. If you are unable to attend and would like to support, an idonate link is available for convenience. Click link https://www.idonate.ie/fundraiser/coffeeandplants. We appreciate your support.

Friars Lough Exploration Day.

As part of the  Friars Lough Biodiversity Project join  Ecologists Ann Maire Mahon and Eileen Ronayne on the shores of Friars Lough for a fun day out. Activities include sampling for freshwater invertebrates and an investigation of the adjacent wetlands. In the afternoon various art media including paper, clay, drawing and painting will be used to depict what has been observed during the field trip. Time table…. Sat 8th June Field Trip.. 10:30-12:15. Meet at chapel car park Lorrha (E45 K319) @10,15am. Tea and sandwiches : 12:30 – !:30 pm. in Lorrha Community Centre . Art afternoon Lorrha Community  Centre 1.30 -3.30 pm. For the field trip bring wellies and old clothes for the artistic afternoon. This is a FREE event, all age groups welcome.  PLEASE NOTE: Some of the terrain could be challenging and uneven underfoot.

5k Fun Run.

Redwood NS Parents Association are holding a 5k Fun Run on Sunday 9th June, starting at Lorrha & Dorrha GAA club, followed by raffle and refreshments afterwards. Raffle tickets can be purchased in advance from any parent. Registration on the day from 10am, run starting at 10.30am. Entry fees: €5 child, €10 adult, €25 family. Pre-registration available through school office@redwoodns.ie or 090 974 7186. Come along for a healthy and fun start to your day.

Tractor Run Fundraiser.

The Parents Association of  Rathcabbin School are holding a fundraising tractor run. Cars, tractors, lorries and bikes are all welcome to come and join in on Sunday 16th June followed by a sponsored colour run/walk for all the family. You are asked to wear white t-shirt. Cake sale also on the day from 12.30pm. Registration will take place at 12.30pm at Rathcabbin NS. Cars/Bikes €15. Tractors €25, Lorries €30. All are welcome as all support will be much appreciated, so spread the news.   


Well done to the thirteen young people from Rathcabbin and Lorrha N.S.’s who were confirmed on Friday last May 24th.  in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church, Rathcabbin by Bishop Fintan Monahan assisted by Fr. Tom O’Halloran.

Recently Baptised.

Congratulations is extended to Riadh Martha Kelly, daughter of Brendan and Blathin, Rathcabbin and a sister for Jack and Harper Mai Sullivan, a little sister for  Indie, and a daughter of Conor and Aine, Redwood who were baptized recently. Well done to all.


Lorrha NS Parents Association would like to thank all those who supported their recent fundraiser “Walk a Marathon”. The children put in a huge effort raising sponsorship and walking. Over €900 was raised which will help towards the cost of swimming lessons 2024/2025.

Carmel and Deirdre chatting during the turning of the sod for the new extension to the Sceál shop/Community Hall which was officially turned on Saturday last in Lorrha Village. After a long delay, this extension is about to become a reality.   Photo: Rose Mannion.

Novice Ploughing.

North Tipperary Ploughing held their annual novice ploughing match on Monday evening May 20th.  in Modreeny, Cloughjordan by kind permission on the lands of Ken Cavanagh.
Many thanks is extended to Ken,  Marylin for the catering, all who helped out on the evening and the competitors Robert Duffy (Rathcabbin), Cathal Tighe (Aglish), Dan Dooley (Castleiney) . The winner on the evening was Robert Duffy who will go forward to represent the North Tipp club at the All Ireland finals in September. Well done Robert.

Lorrha Community Games Sports Day.

It was a day of great fun and excitement in Lorrha on Saturday the 18th of May when they held their Community Games Track and Field event. Lots of children from the area took part in many events while spectators watched on with great anticipation and excitement. The children experienced a fun filled day. Many of the children now go forward to represent Lorrha in Fethard and Clonmel on the 1st and 3rd of June. We wish them all the very best of luck and we know they will do the parish very proud.

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.

Parish Golf Outing.

The Lorrha parish golf outing will take place in Birr golf club on Saturday 6th July. Tee time from 9am to 11am. The captain this year is Michael Lambe. To book contact Michael on (087) 2046812 or Tony Coen on (0870 6219639.

Well Done.

Congratulations is extended to Clodagh McIntyre, Celine Guinan and the Tipperary senior camogie squad who beat Waterford by three points in their opening game of the All-Ireland series on Saturday last. In a very tight game throughout, it was Clodagh’s goal that mattered in the end and she also added three points. Afterwards, Clodagh was awarded player of the match for her overall performance. Well done Clodagh. Final score Tipp 1.19 – Waterford 2.13. The girls travel to Derry this coming Saturday June 1st to play another tough game in Owenbeg at 2pm for round two of the competition and we wish Clodagh, Celine and the girls the best of luck.

Hard Luck.

Commiserations is extended to Patrick Maher and the Tipperary senior team who lost to Clare in the last round of the Championship on Sunday last.

Late Pat Conlon.

Many were saddened to hear last Thursday evening  May 23rd when word broke that Pat Conlon of Aglish has passed peacefully away at his home surrounded by his loving daughters, Sylvia, Kathy, Patrica and Deirdre. Pat was well known and loved over a wide area for his broad smile and his kind and gentle manner but he will be remembered by so many for the talent he possessed  as an accordion player. He played in dance halls and dinner dances  pubs and clubs down through the years and all over the county and far beyond. He met so many people and made long and lasting friendships because that was the kind of man he was and his sense of humour captured all hearths.
Pat was predeceased by his wife Agnes and was adored by his grandchildren Chloe, Shaun, Adam, Ben, Dean, Michael and Ana. Sisters Nelly, Kathleen and Christine, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and many many friends to whom sympathy is offered.
After funeral Mass in St Michael The Archangel Church, Aglish on Saturday last 25th. Pat was laid to rest in Aglish Cemetery. May he rest in peace.

GAA News.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €5,300. The numbers drawn on 20 May were: 5-13-21-30. 3 Match 3’s share €100: Oliver Duggan, Paula Sullivan, Colette, Dermot & Jason.
Promoters: Madeleine Maher, D&K Mannion, Internet.
Next Monday’s jackpot is €5,400. Team 5 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Tipperary: Best of luck to Darragh Guinan and the Tipperary Under 20 hurlers in the All-Ireland final against Offaly in Kilkenny this Saturday.

Senior and Junior B hurling: With Tipperary’s interest in the championship over, the club season is only around the corner with our seniors out on Saturday, June 22nd in the first round of the North Tipp championship against Nenagh at 7.00pm. The junior Bs are out the following day against Moneygall in the championship but before then are in the knockout stages of the league.

Club History: We have decided to update our club history. We were one of the first ever clubs to publish a history in 1983. Seamus King has once again agreed to get involved with the project and would appreciate any help. Anyone who was involved in club affairs, camogie, adult, or juvenile in the past forty years and wishes to contribute is to contact secretary Maureen Guinan 0872426965.

Sponsorship: Lorrha Rovers hurling and football club committee members and players met in Ballinderry Sportsfield last Thursday for a jersey presentation for the under 13 team. The jerseys were sponsored by Ann Symth of Smyth Training Services and Brendan Cormican of Cormican Building Contractors.

Lorrha Parish Golf Outing: Takes place in Birr Golf Club on Saturday, July 6th. Tee-times from 9 to 11am, contact this year’s captain Micheal Lambe (0872046812) or Tony Coen (0876219639) to book.

Sympathies: To the O’Meara family, Rathcabbin, on the death of Mary Carroll.

Did you know??

Despite assassination plots, an invasion and five decades of economic sanctions, Fidel Castro outlasted nine US presidents.

There is a golf club on the boarder of Sweden and Finland where there are nine holes in each country.

In 1930 the first ever World Cup competition began, in Uruguay.

The largest recorded earthquake in the USA was a magnitude 9.2 that struck Prince William Sound, Alaska in 1964.

FIFA has more member countries than the UN.

In 1945 the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was formally established by 29 member countries.

In 1791 Charles Babbage, best known for originating the concept of a programmable computer, was born in London.


Thought for the week….

The important thing is not to stop questioning.  Curiosity has its own reason for existing.


Smile Awhile..