Lorrha Notes

Lorrha Cemetery Mass Reminder.

Lorrha Cemetery mass will take place this coming Saturday 13th July at 6.30pm. Depending on the weather whether it will be outdoor or indoor – hopefully outdoors. 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 from the parish as they might like to attend.

Local Bus Service.

TFI Local Link Route 322 Portumna-Nenagh operates 4 return services every day with 1 additional morning service Monday-Saturday including 3 daily return services on Sunday. Visit http://locallinktipperary.ie for more info.  TFI Local Link will spin you there!

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.

Be Alert.

A suspicious van with two adults has been spotted around the parish last week. Please be mindful of cold callers. Do not engage if you did not need the service they are offering. Always ask for proof of public liability insurance and tax compliance if people offer to do work on your property.  If in doubt ring Borrisokane Gardaì on (067) 27101.  Check in on elderly or vulnerable neighbours and offer advice on not opening the door to any stranger and keeping doors locked at all times. Do not leave windows open when leaving the house.  Be alert to cold callers.


North Tipperary Hospice has issued the following statement.  It has come to our attention recently that a gentleman is calling to houses in North Tipperary asking people to sign up to a direct debit “for the Hospice”. We wish to make it clear that North Tipperary Hospice does not engage in door to door fundraising of this nature and this individual has no connection with us. We continue to rely on voluntary donations from individuals and organisations who organise fundraising events on our behalf in addition to the annual Sunflower Days and Hospice Coffee Mornings which have raised the funds we require to deliver our services for more than 30 years. We are grateful to the people of North Tipperary for their unstinting generosity and support over so many years.

Gone Missing.

A boys  26″ Veloce Legion bike (black and red) was taken from the Rockview area of Rathcabbin last week. If anyone has seen someone with this bike, please contact the Gardai in Borrisokane on (067) 27101.

Social Walk.

Offaly Local Development Company are holding a social walk in Banagher Park on Tuesday 16th July at 11.30am. All are invited to this walk which is suited to all levels of fitness and will be followed by a cup of tea and a chat. Meet up at the car park. Booking preferred by contacting Declan on (087) 6991226 or Stephanie on (086) 8336873.


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.

October Pilgrimage.

Medjugorje Irish Centre Pilgrimages Oct 2024 for 7 Nights Apartment B&B from €273 per person sharing. Airport transfer available on request. Contact us for details and book the dates that suit you. Tel. 01 4434510 or website www.med-irishcentre.com, Email: reservations@med-irishcentre.com.

Application for Position.

Tipperary County Council is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) for the appointment of Tipperary’s new Local Community Safety Partnership Chairperson (LCSP). There will be a  LCSP in Local Authority area in accordance with the Policing, Security, and Community Safety Act 2024.
Application Process – Expressions of Interest (EOI) should be submitted by email to LCDC@tipperarycoco.ie by Monday 15th July 2024.

An Expression of Interest should include:
A cover letter expressing interest and outlining suitability and relevant experience for the role;
A detailed CV.

If you have any specific queries about the role, you can contact Cora Morrissey, Senior Executive Officer, Economic, Community & Rural Development at cora.morrissey@tipperarycoco.ie.

For more information and to apply, please visit https://www.tipperarycoco.ie/lcsp

There will be a call for community reps to join the LCSP in near future.

GAA News.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €6,000. The numbers drawn on 8 July were: 8-12-13-30. No Match 3.
Lucky Dips: Shane Broderick, Noreen Houlihan, Liz O’Hara, Eoghan Smith.
Promoters: Kathleen Gleeson, D&K
Next Monday’s jackpot is €6,100 with Team 4 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Junior ‘B’ Hurling: Lorrha’s opening round game in the North Championship against Toomevara did not go ahead last weekend due to a shortage of referees and will be rescheduled. They will take on Ballina in Ballina on Saturday at 7.30pm.

Minor: Well done to Lorrha Rovers who defeated Portroe 3-15 to 1-16 in the second round of the North Championship on Monday. Next Monday they are away to Borris-Ileigh at 8.00pm

Social Dancing: Continues in The Tony Reddin Centre this Friday from 9.30pm to the music of Noel Briody.

Lorrha Parish Golf Outing: Congrats to Alan O’Meara who won the competition in Birr last Saturday, captained by Micheal Lambe. Full results: Men: 1st – Alan O’Meara 44pts; 2nd – Martin Young 41 (B9); 3rd – Joe Kennedy (41). Women: 1st – Deirdre Lane (38), 2nd – Martina Taffe (35), 3rd – Pauline Needham (33). Past captain – Eoghan Gormally. 1st beginner – Brandon Kennedy. Longest drive – Joe Kennedy. Nearest the pin – Brendan Fogarty 9ft. Well done to all who took part.

Micheal Lambe and Tony Coen pictured with the display of prizes at the Lorrha GAA Parish Golf outing.    Pic: Rose Mannion.

Did you know??

A snail has about 25,600 ‘teeth’.

In 1939 Albert Einstein informed Franklin D Roosevelt of the possibilities of an atomic bomb.

Ounce by ounce, nutritious food costs up to 10 times more than ‘junk’ food.

In 1959 the far side of the moon was seen for the first time courtesy of USSR’s Luna 3 space probe.

Only 8% of the world’s currency is physical money. The rest exists on computers.

In 2006 Wikileaks was launched created by internet activist Julian Assange.

In 1942 Adolf Hitler told the German people that Russia was ‘already broken and will never rise again’.


Though for the week…..

Blessed is the person who is too busy to worry in the daytime and too sleepy to worry at night.

Smile Awhile…