Lorrha Notes

Get Well Wishes

North Tipperary Ploughing members wish to extend get well wishes to our secretary Denis Cahalan who is recovering at home after a recent lengthy spell in hospital. All the members extend good luck to you Denis and hope you are returned to full health very soon.


A pair of glasses was found in Lorrha NS after  polling day. If anyone has lost a pair they can be picked up the Sceál shop during opening times.

Late Anthony Kennedy.

The sudden and unexpected death occurred on Sunday June 9th of Anthony Kennedy, Main Street, Borrisokane, and formerly of Shepherds Bush, London.
One of seven children born to Christy and Una and raised in Lords Park, Rathcabbin  75 years ago,  Anthony passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family at St. Vincent’s University Hospital Dublin.
Like so many of his generation, Anthony emigrated to England back in the mid 1960s and worked on the buildings there. He returned home in 1997 and eventually settled in Borrisokane where he travelled back and forth to Wicklow visiting friends and relatives. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him but in particular by his family.
Predeceased by his wife Anna, parents Christy and Una and his brother’s Willy and Pat, Anthony is survived by his sons Paul and Andrew, daughter-in-law Karen, grandchildren Anna-Ellen and Thomas, his sister Mary (Worcester), brother’s Dan (Lorrha), Jim (Borrisokane), John (London), his nieces and nephews, brother and sister-in-laws in London, Donegal and Tipperary. He will be fondly missed by Joy, Richard, Claudine, Ross, Eimear and Roisin (Wicklow) and many friends in Tipperary and Wicklow.
Anthony’s remains were repatriated to Londan last week where his funeral will take place on July 8th.  A mass for the repose of his soul will take place in Rathcabbin church at a later stage. May he rest in peace.

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.

Principal’s Departure.

After twelve years as Principal of Rathcabbin NS, Conor Darcy departs for pastured new at the end of June. A very emotional surprise farewell event was held in the school last Friday – the last day for the pupils who break for the summer holidays, as both the Parents Association, staff and BOM members said their last farewell with a lot of tears shed for the highly respected and loved principal. We all hope Conor enjoys and settles into his new Nenagh surroundings come September and wish him every success in the future.

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.

Lorrha Seniors in action against Nenagh last weekend.                   Pic: Rose Mannion.

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 22nd 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.


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!
World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly Event will take place on 28th July at Knock Shrine, with his Excellency Archbishop Luis Mariano Montemayor, Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland, as the principal celebrant.
Faith Formation: 3 day residential retreats 23-25th July, 30th July-1st Aug, 6-8th Aug. in De La Salle, Castletown. €195 per person per retreat. 087 2312066.

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.

Well Done.

Congratulations  is extended  to Clodagh McIntyre and Celine Guinan and the Tipperary senior camogie squad who had a massive win over Limerick on a scoreline of Tipperary 7.18  Limerick 0.6.  Tipp wrap up the group stage when they host Kilkenny next Saturday and a win here will see them progress straight through to the semi-final.

Pic: Rose Mannion.


After a fighting battle with the present county champions, the Lorrha Senior hurling team went down to Nenagh Éire Óg in the North Tipperary SHC Quarter Final which was held in Cloughjordan.  Lorrha tried hard without the services of several of their usual team members in a game that was a big ask from day one.

Pic: Rose Mannion

Lorrha Camogie.

Well done to our U16 team who put in a hard working performance against Moneygall in their semi-final and best of luck in the final when they play Ballina on Tuesday evening in Ballinahinch at 7.15pm.  All support welcome.
Congratulations to Tipperary U14’s Nadine Guinan, Lexi Pyke and their coach Joe Pyke on their recent Munster blitz win. A great achievement for the club.
Well done to Clodagh McIntyre and Elaine Hogan in their respective county games over the weekend with victories over Limerick and Wexford.

GAA News.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €5,800. The numbers drawn on 24 June were: 10-23-26-27.  1 Match 3: James O’Meara wins €100:  Promoters: Thomas P Cahalan, Noreen Houlihan, Sceal Community Shop.
Next Monday’s jackpot is €5,900 with Team 2 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Senior: Hard luck to the lads on their 4-26 to 2-19 loss to Nenagh Eire Og in the North Championship on Saturday. We look forward to the county championship which begins on 26-28 July against Loughmore/Castleiney with matches against Holycross/Ballycahill and Nenagh to follow.

Junior: The Juniors start their North ‘B’ Championship against Toomevara in Tony Reddin Park on Sunday, 7th July. The following Saturday they are away to Ballina and a week later are at home to Kiladangan. Round 4 is on Saturday 3rd August away to Moneygall before finishing up away to Templederry on Saturday 17th August. The top team in the group progresses to the semi-final with the second and third placed teams into the quarter finals.

Minor: The North Minor ‘B’ Hurling Championship begins next Sunday when Lorrha Rovers take on Ballinahinch/Templederry in Templederry @ 7.30pm.

Under 15: Lorrha Rovers began the North/West U15 ‘A’ League with a three-point defeat away to Clonoulty/Rossmore last Thursday. This Thursday in Ballinderry they host Cappawhite at 7.30pm

Under 13: Lorrha Rovers take on Burgess in Ballinderry next Tuesday at 7.30pm.

Tipperary Clubs Draw: The new Tipperary Draw for 2024/2025 is on its way, with the first draw to take place in mid-July. Tipperary Clubs Draw Brochures should be finding their way to you this week.

The first Draw has a super first prize of €30,000 along with return flights to Australia or €5000 as second prize and 35 other cash prizes to be won. The weekly draw includes a lotto jackpot of €3,000 minimum, the chance to win return flights to New York or Las Vegas for 2 or €1000 along with ten other cash prizes. That’s 49 chances to win each month for ten months. Tickets cost €100 and half of this comes directly back to the club.
Subscriptions can be paid €100 upfront, €10 per month direct debit or €50 per half year. Contact Club Co Ordinator Kathleen Gleeson 086 8694528.

Social Dancing: Continues in the Tony Reddin Centre this Friday from 9.30pm to the music of Finbar Dennehy.

Cúl Camp: Is taking place in Lorrha from July 3rd to 8th. Sign up is available online on our social media channels.

Lorrha Parish Golf Outing: Takes place in Birr Golf club on Saturday, July 6th. Tee-times from 9 to 11am. Contact this captain Micheal Lambe 0872046812 or Tony Coen 0876219639 to book.


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In 2020 the Copiapó mining accident ended with all 33 miners arriving at the surface after a record 69 days.

There are more Siberian tigers living in captivity than in their native habitat.

In 1973 OPEC oil ministers used oil as an economic weapon in the Arab Israeli War.

The fourth funnel of the Titanic was fake. It was added to make the ship look more powerful and symmetrical.

The Netherlands closed eight prisons in 2013 due to lack of criminals.

In 1822 the first edition of the Sunday Times was printed in London.

More people in the world are know to have mobile phones than toilets.

In 1999 the founders of Google tried to sell it to Excite for US 1 million dollare, but were turned down.

Mahatma Gandhi never won the Nobel Peace Prize despite being nominated five times.


Thought for the week…..

Live your life and forget your age….


Smile Awhile…