Lorrha Notes

Lorrha Parish Golf Outing Reminder.

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.

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.

Late Margaret Coughlan.

The death took place on Monday 17th June of Margaret Coughlan, Kilgask, Lorrha.
Née Toohey, Greyfort, Borrisokane, Margaret passed away peacefully after a long illness bravely borne, and surrounded by her loving family in the wonderful care of the staff in the HDU unit in the University Hospital Galway.
Margaret was one of the most wonderful characters that passes through this life every so often. She loved her country music, Mike Denver, Daniel O’Donnell, Charlie Pride etc. dancing and concerts and she and her sister Ann attended many events both at home and abroad over the years. She equally loved her garden, roping family into helping her with planting and weeding.  At the time of her passing, she had thirty six rose bushes all in bloom which she prided in.
Margaret loved her family and later in life equally loved her grandchildren and was a familiar figure on the roads transporting them to or from school and to the GAA pitch.
A devout lady, Margaret’s Faith was very strong. She often travelled to Lourdes, Knock and Clonfert and she logged into daily Mass on her iPad sometimes twice and even three times a day. Predeceased by her parents Tom and Bridget Toohey, Margaret is lovingly remembered by her husband PJ, son Shane, partner Angelina, adored grandchildren Colin, Thomas, James and Christopher, sister Ann (Lorrha), brother Tom, brothers in law, sisters in law, Aunts in law, nephews, nieces, grand nephews, grand nieces, cousins relatives and friends to whom sympathy is offered.
After funeral Mass in St. Ruadhan’s Church, Lorrha on Thursday June 20th. burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May her soul rest in peace.

Late William (Bill) Larkin.

The death took place on Sunday June 23rd of Bill Larkin, The Terrace, Borrisokane.
Bill, who was well know and much respected in the parish of Lorrha, passed away peacefully at his home. A proud Galway man who never forgot his roots, he was originally from Fahy, Eyrecourt.  He was well know over a large area of North Tipperary as a very hard working vet. who tended to all animals with great care and compassion as he held a genuine love for  all animals and worked up to just days before his passing. Bill loved to chat to people, in particular his many customers up and down all the country roads and lanes he travelled during his lifetime with his dog in the back of the pickup, sometimes barking and waging his tail in a friendly manner. Bill usually had a interesting story to tell and was a wise and intelligent man who had an opinion and views on so many subjects, which were mostly accurate.
Predeceased by his wife Ethnea, son Dixton, he is deeply regretted by his loving family, daughters: Keren, Helma and Cristin, sons: Kemble and Alvin (George), daughters in law: Marita, Tizzy and Claire, sons in law: Clive and Roger, grandchildren: Aaron, Seanán, Emmet, Rohan and Zoe, sister Sally, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends to whom sympathy is offered.
After funeral Mass in SS Peter and Paul’s Church, Borrisokane on Wednesday 26th. burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May his soul rest in peace.

Late Flannan O’Meara.

The death took place on Thursday 27th June of Flannan O’Meara, St. Ruadhan, Castleredmond, Midleton, Cork. Flan who was 88 years of age, passed away peacefully at his home with his loving family after a short illness.
A proud Lorrha man, he was born and raised at The Lake, Lorrha, and never forgot his roots visiting home as often as he could. He took a keen interest in hearing and talking about Lorrha history, the GAA and anything that had to do with his former parish.
Flan loved the simple things in life, a bit of fun, music and simply talking to people which was always important to him. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
Beloved husband of Marie (nee Walsh), adored dad of Paul, Fergal, Sinéad, Rowan and Aoife, loving grandad of Kate, Caoimhe, Séan, Evan, Ciara, Darragh, Alysha, Ashley, Aisling, Rachel, James and Niall Óg. Dear brother of Freda Tierney (Birr) and the late Mary Ann, Bridget, Séan, Liam, Thomas, P.J. and Michael. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife, sons, daughters, daughters-in-law Ann, Lillian and Lisa, sons-in-law Kevin Morrison and Niall McCarthy, sister-in-law Patricia Keane, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends to whom sympathy is offered.
After funeral Mass in The Most Holy Rosary Church, Midleton on Monday July 1st. burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May his soul rest in peace.

Help Needed.

The Provincial Fleadh for Munster is once more coming to County Tipperary. Comhairle na Mumhan CCÉ are delighted to hold Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan 2024 in Thurles from 14th -20th July 2024 where it will be hosted by Tipperary County Board CCÉ. The town of Thurles is steeped in traditional music and previously hosted the Munster Fleadh in 1979 and 1968 along with hosting Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann on a number of occasions.

Thurles expects to welcome Musicians from the 6 Counties of Munster during Fleadh with qualifying competitions for the All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil to be held in Wexford from 4th – 9th August.  Competition finals will take place in the centre of Thurles in the fantastic Ursuline Campus.  Dancing competitions will be on Wednesday, July 17th and Thursday, July 18th. All music, singing, comhrá and storytelling competitions will be on Friday, July 19th and Saturday, July 20th. There will be no competitions on Sunday, July 21st.
For more details on all the events and schedules see www.munsterfleadh.ie
The Organising Committee need your help.  We would be delighted if anyone could give a few hours for general stewarding. The more volunteers the more memorable the Fleadh will be for everybody, locals and visitors alike.  Complete the form using  url: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ggAUmHuPx_tdupaHEte1Mg-q-Iad3iBgIAlIiraxIM8/edit ‘ ‘or the form (attached in email) ‘and send it to tipperary@comhaltas.net or contact 087-6670770.

Thanks to Pat.

North Tipperary Ploughing wish to offer thanks to Pat Gubbins, editor of the summer edition of the IVETA magazine for the extensive coverage he gave to the ploughing championships which took place some months ago. Many thanks Pat, we appreciate your interest and we wish your committee the best of luck in the future.

Church News.

First Friday Mass will be celebrated in Rathcabbin Church on Friday July 5th at 8pm.

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.

Postgraduate Programme. 

Considering a Postgraduate study programme? Check out the options in Theology, Philosophy, Youth Ministry, Chaplaincy, Church Music and more at St Patrick’s Pontifical University, Maynooth, sppu.ie/courses. Applications close soon.


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.

Into All Ireland Semi-Final.

Congratulations  is extended  to Clodagh McIntyre and Celine Guinan and the Tipperary senior camogie squad who had a three point win over Kilkenny in the championship. Tipp now go straight through to the semi finals and we wish the girls the best of luck here too.

GAA News.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €5,900. The numbers drawn on 1 July were: 10-13-31-32.  1 Match 3: Martina Hough wins €100. Promoters: Betty Houlihan, Noreen Houlihan, Madeleine Maher.
Next Monday’s jackpot is €6,000. Team 3 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Junior Hurling: Lorrha take on Toomevara in the first round of the North ‘B’ Championship in Tony Reddin Park this Saturday at 7.30pm. Best of luck to the lads.

Minor: Well done to the Lorrha Rovers hurlers who defeated Ballinahinch/Templederry in the opening round of the championship on Sunday.

Cúl Camp: take place in Lorrha from Monday 8th to Friday 12th July in Tony Reddin Park. Sign up is available online on our social media channels.

Social Dancing: Continues in the Tony Reddin Centre this Friday night from 9.30pm to the music of Michael Sexton.

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

Did you know???

In 1915  the Easter Rising was in planning by the Irish Republican Brotherhood Military Council.

That the Earth, seen from the Moon, also goes through phases.

In 1722 Frenchman C Hopffer patented the fire extinguisher.

There are more life forms living on your skin than there are people on the planet.

In 1907 – Guglielmo Marconi began the first commercial transatlantic service between Canada and Ireland.

Despite its name, more than half of London’s underground network runs above ground.

Over 3.4 million people die each year from water related causes.


Thought for the week….

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.


Smile awhile..