Lorrha Notes


 Nationwide Repeat Programme.

The RTE Nationwide programme which was filmed in Lorrha some time back, featuring the Scéal shop, will be repeated on Friday night coming June 21st at 7pm. The programme was filmed at a time when Scéal chairman Patrick Cahalan and his crew were preparing to build an extension to the hall to house a new tea room and museum so now that the build has commenced, viewers will see a big difference.    Photo: Rose Mannion.

 News from Lorrha School.

 Our thanks is extended to Fr’s Tom who concelebrated the end of year Mass which was also the retirement Mass for Pauline McIntyre and Martina Duggan. Both ladies will bid farewell to school life on June 21st when we break for the summer holidays and we wish them good health and a happy retirement from the staff, parents and pupils in Scoil Lua Naofa.

Pheasant Chicks: Our thanks to Diarmuid O’Crowley and the Lorrha Rathcabbin Game and Conservation Club for bringing an Incubator and eggs to the school some weeks back. The pupils (and adults too) were fascinated to see the eggs crack open and little chicks pop out, a bit wobbly at first, but growing stronger every day. And we didn’t lose any of the new babies either. Many thanks Diarmuid.

Enrolling:  We continue with enrolling pupils for the 2024/25 school year. Application forms are available from the school, from the website or message the facebook page. You can also call the school on (090) 9747295 or email luanaofa@gmail.com. Appointments can also be made to view the school and see what’s on offer or to talk to a teacher by calling the school or sending an email. We look forward to hearing from you.
Battery Collection: We continue to collect used batteries in association with WEEE Ireland, Battery Recycling. By taking part, we are helping to tackle climate change, protecting the environment and supporting the children, families and staff at Laura Lynn, Irelands Children Hospice. Used batteries, can be left into the school.

Good Luck.

The best of luck is extended  to Clodagh McIntyre and Celine Guinan and the Tipperary senior camogie squad who play Limerick in Mick Neville Park Rathkeale at 2pm. on Saturday 15th. Tipp have won all their games so far and along with them vying for a place in the semi-final are Kilkenny, Cork and Waterford.

Brendan Fogarty in action.      Photo: Rose Mannion.

Lorrha Junior B Hurling Team.

Commiserations to the Lorrha Junior ‘B’ hurling team and management who lost out to Silvermines in a game that went to a penalty shoot out. The sides couldn’t be separated on full time or even on extra time. What a cruel way to lose a final. A speedy recovery is extended to Paddy Reddan who picked up a nasty injury during the game.

Fergus ready for the throw in with Robert waiting for the result…   Photo: Rose Mannion.

Best of Luck.

The best of luck is extended to the Lorrha Senior hurling team and management when they play Nenagh Éire Óg in the North senior hurling championship quarter final game on Saturday coming the 22nd at 7pm in Cloughjordan.


North Tipperary Ploughing members wish to extend congratulations to Anna May McHugh who has been recognised for her outstanding contribution to Irish life. The Managing Director of the National Ploughing Association was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Trinity College Dublin on Friday last June 14th. Ms. McHugh has been MD of the NPA for over 50 years, and has worked for the organisation for nearly 70. The Public Orator Dr Anna Chahoud praised Anna May McHugh as “the worthy recipient of countless honours for her seventy years of services rendered to Irish agriculture and culture.”  “She has peacefully transformed Irish society by fostering its core values and helping recognise the invaluable work of women in a previously male-dominated world.”  Well done Anna May.


Redwood NS would like to sincerely thank all sponsors and participants who helped make our 5k Walk such a huge success. A very impressive €2,010.10 was raised, thanks to all who helped out on the day and made it such an enjoyable event!

Lorrha Dorrha Ladies Club

Members of Lorrha Dorrha Ladies Club had a very pleasant trip to Bloom on 3rd June.  The group visited the show gardens, trade stalls and cookery demonstrations.  Some were even lucky enough to meet Neven Maguire.  A lovely meal in the Bridge House, Tullamore, was enjoyed by all on the journey home.
On 11th June LDLC welcomed Betty Fitzgerald (life coach and motivational speaker) to Rathcabbin hall to give a presentation to the club.  The large group of attendees were captivated by Betty’s talk which was both entertaining and inspiring, and left the group with much to think about afterwards.
The LDLC walking group are heading to the Slieve Blooms on Saturday 29th June to complete the Kinnitty Castle Loop, with refreshments locally afterwards.
Next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 25th June at 8 o’clock in Rathcabbin hall.  All are welcome to attend.

   It was a bloomin good day !!!!!     Members of the Lorrha Dorrha Ladies Club enjoying Bloom….

Clothes Collection.

There will be a clothes collection held in Rathcabbin Hall over the next few weeks. Clothes can be dropped off any time by contacting Clare on (087) 1364936 or Marie on (087) 6129053. No pillows, duvet or shoes can be accepted.

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.

Enjoying the sunshine at the Coffee Day in Rathcabbin 

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.

Church News.

Important Notice: Please Note Mass Time Changes in Our Pastoral Area for the next two weekends are as follows: –
Saturday Borrisokane 22nd June 7pm. –  Saturday Kilbarron 222nd June 8pm. – Sunday Rathcabbin 23rd June 11:30am. –  Saturday June 29th Lorrha 6:30pm.  –  Sunday 30th June Terryglass 9:30am.  –  Sunday 30th June Borrisokane 10:30am
This arrangement was decided by the individual Pastoral Councils for two weeks and from July we are back to the usual schedule. It is to help in the absence of a  priest on holiday. Many thanks for your co-operation.
Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church Rathcabbin celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. Last Sunday June 16th a special Mass was held to celebrate the occasion.


Killaloe and Ferns Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, is on Sunday July 7th, 2024.The Legion of Mary will organise buses from Nenagh, Kinnitty, Roscrea and Birr. Any questions Contact – Claire 065-6828638 Killaloe Diocesan Office. Visit  www.knockshrine.ie for further details!

Cemetery Mass.

Lorrha Cemetery mass will take place on Saturday 13th July at 6.30pm, weather permitting whether it will be outdoor or indoor. There will be a maintenance collection on the night and we appreciate all contributions and many thanks for the continued support. Please tell those living away as they might like to attend.


Youth and family Pilgrimage to Medjugorje will take place the last week of July. This Pilgrimage is subsidized at 495 per person sharing. For further information contact Paul at (087) 8375402.


Sympathy is extended to Noel Kinsella and family Rathcabbin on the death of his mother Rita (née Hanna), Tallaght and formerly of Drimnagh, Dublin.
Rita passed away peacefully on 4th June 2024 in the wonderful care of the staff at Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross surrounded by her loving family. Rita was pre-deceased by her beloved husband Jimmy and her dearly loved grandson Greg. As well as her son Noel, she was loving mam to Paul, Antionette, Jimmy, and Tracy. Rita will be forever loved and dearly missed by her loving family, her much loved and cherished grandchildren Nicole, Lewis, Michael, Dean, Shannon, Kelly, Megan, Stephanie, Lily, her great-grandchildren Rosie and Harry, brothers, sisters, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family, friends and neighbours to whom sympathy is offered.
After funeral Mass on Friday 7th June in St Dominic’s Church, Tallaght, burial took place in Newlands Cross Cemetery. May she rest in peace.


Sympathy is extended to Moira Heenan and family, Rathcabbin on the death of her brother Stiofáin O’Flannabhra, late of Rathnaleen, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary and c/o Rivervale Nursing Home, Nenagh.  Stiofáin passed away suddenly on Monday June 10th 2024. Predeceased by his parents Michael and Madge, brother Seamus and sister Margaret. He will be sadly missed by his loving family. As well as his sister Moira he will also be missed by his sisters Phil (Devaney, Toomevara) and Patricia (Corbett, Ballycommon), brother-in-law Frank, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, cousins, relatives, neighbours and friends to whom sympathy is extended.
After funeral Mass in St. Mary of the Rosary Church, Nenagh on Thursday 13th. cremation took place in Shannon Crematorium. May his soul rest in peace.

Well Done.
Congratulations to the Lorrha Community Games table quiz team who took home silver in the All-Ireland final held in Kilkenny last Saturday the 8th of June. It was a fantastic day and a significant achievement for these young people. Nearly every county in the country was represented with some having two teams so the competition was tough. Lorrha only narrowly missed out on first place by two marks. Their families and parish are extremely proud of them. Thank you to all the Lorrha Community Games committee and volunteers for their hard work and dedication throughout the year.  The group are pictured here with their coach Niamh Moran.

GAA News.

The numbers drawn on 17 June were: 3-14-27-31. 1 Match 3: Michael O’Meara wins €100.
Promoters: Noreen Houlihan, Eamonn Maher, Sean Mannion.
Next Monday’s jackpot is €5,800 with Team 1 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Senior: Best of luck to the senior hurlers who return to the North Championship this Saturday when they take on holders Nenagh Eire Og in a quarter final in Cloughjordan at 7.00pm. All support would be appreciated.

Junior: Hard luck to our junior hurlers who suffered an agonising defeat on penalties to Silvermines in the North Junior ‘B’ Hurling League final in Puckane on Sunday. At the end of normal time, the sides were tied at 1-15 to 0-18, and at the end of extra time, 1-18 to 0-21, with the game going to penalties with Silvermines edging to a 4-3 win after sudden death. Well done to the players on a super effort and best wishes to Paddy Reddin who was injured late in the game. Thanks to Donie Franks, Ann Delahunt-Smyth, the officials, Silvermines and Kiladangan clubs for their help in the aftermath.

The team look forward to the start of the championship which begins in two weeks’ time.

Under 15: Lorrha Rovers begin their North/West Hurling League campaign away to Clonoulty/Rossmore this Thursday at 7.30pm.

Primary Schools: Well done to Rathcabbin NS on winning their county final in the County Cumann na mBunscoil finals last week at FBD Semple Stadium.

Social Dancing: continues in the Tony Reddin Centre this Friday evening from 9.30pm to the music of Andy Feery.

Congratulations: and well-wishes to senior hurler Cian Hogan and Aine Dunne on their recent marriage. Wishing them every future happiness.

Sympathies: To the Coughlan family, Kilgask, on the death of Margaret Coughlan, and to the Kennedy family, Lordspark, on the death of Anthony. May they Rest in Peace.

Did you know???

In 1915  The Lusitania was sunk by a U-boat off Kinsale.

One billion people speak English. That is one in every seven on Earth.

In 2012 evedince of light from the universe’s first stars was detected – formed 500 million years after the ‘Big Bang’.

In 1918 Spanish flu killed 21,000 people in the USA in a single week.

Every dog’s mitochondrial DNA is 99.9% the same as a grey wolf.

The world’s most expensive musical instrument, a Stradivarius violin, was sold in 2011 for 15.9 million US dollard.

In 1938 DuPont announced its new synthetic polyamide fibre would be called Nylon.

Canada is the second largest country in the world by total area.


Thought for the week….

Take care of your body, it’s the only place you have to live.


Smile Awhile…