Lorrha Notes


Congratulations to Lorrha GAA who officially opened their new facilities in Motefield on Sunday evening May 22nd. Tony Reddin hurling and Millennium goalkeeper cuts the cake which was made by Marion O’Meara to mark the occasion. Pictured with Tony is his son Eamonn wife Maureen Seamus Deely club chairman & Shane Brophy club P.R.O.
(Further information on Tony’s life can be found under Profiles on this site).


Late Agnes O’Hara.

The death occurred on Monday May 16th. in St. Vincent’s hospital Dublin of Agnes O’Hara Dublin and late of Derrybreen Lorrha. An octogenarian Agnes who was one of 12 children spent most of her life in Dublin but she returned home regularly to visit family and friends and spend her holidays in the parish keeping in touch with happenings. She was predeceased by two sisters and two brothers. She is survived by her sisters brothers nephews nieces relatives and friends to whom sympathy is offered on their great loss. Her remains arrived in St. Ruadhan’s Church Lorrha on Wednesday 18th. and after funeral Mass burial took place in the local Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Late Bernard White.

The death took place at Limerick Regional Hospital on Wednesday May 18th. of Bernard White Coolross Rathcabbin. Born and raised in Clonfinane Carrig Bernard was a gifted tradesman who could turn his hand to any work that presented itself. As a young man his knowledge of gardening was much sought about so much so that he even traveled to Wicklow to tend to gardens there. He bought a house in Coolross some years ago and was a familiar figure on the roads riding his bicycle as he liked to keep fit despite his advanced years. Predeceased by his brother Tom and sisters Mary (Killackey) and Eileen he is survived by his brothers Sean and Michael sisters Margaret Josephine (O’Meara) Sr. Teresa nieces nephews relatives neighbours and friends to whom sympathy is offered. His remains were removed to Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church Rathcabbin on Thursday evening 19th. and after funeral Mass there the following day Cremation took place in Mount Jerome Crematorium Harolds Cross Dublin. May he rest in peace.

Late John Styles.

The death occurred on Saturday April 30th. of John Styles Cork and late of Cullagh Rathcabbin. Jackie was born and raised in Cullagh and attended Rathcabbin National school. He worked for a time with local farmers before joining the arms where he spent many years and later he secured work with Irish Dunlop in Cork. An octogenarian he came from a well known family in the area and is remembered by many with great affection. He is survived by his wife Ena four sons Jackie Val Kieran John brothers sisters daughters in-law grandchildren great grand-child brothers in-law sisters in-law nephews nieces relatives and friends. After funeral Mass in S.M.A. church Wilton on May 2nd. burial took place in St. James Cemetery Chetwynd Cork. May he rest in peace.


Sympathy is extended to Pauline & Roland Dyer of the death of Maura Abbott Lorrha on Wednesday May 18th. After funeral Mass on Friday burial took place in St. Ruadhan’s Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Annual Novena.

Our Lady of Clonfert annual novena for the month of May commenced on Sunday last and will continue each evening at 8.00p.m. until the end of the month.

Tidy Towns.

The countdown to judging is on usually takes place in June and with that in mind we ask all residents to be extra vigilant where litter around the village is concerned. Two new dust bins are now in operation for litter only (no household waste please). Well done to all who are working towards keeping the village looking clean and tidy planting weeding painting but there is always room for more help. Work evenings continue every Tuesday evening during the month’s of May and June. Meet outside the hall at 6.30p.m. and bring garden fork spade etc. If the time is too early for you do come along at whatever time suits. Alternatively if the evening is not suitable another evening can be arranged if you call (086) 8647166.

Tracing Relations.

David Lloyd is looking for information on his grandfather Charles Godfrey Boate born about 1863 in Lorrha and he also appears later in the British census of 1891.David would welcome any information he can get and wonders if there is anyone in the area or has there been in recent years anyone living in the area with the Surname of Boate. The deaths of his great-grandfather Godfrey Boate in 1888 and great grandmother Debora in 1886 both in Kilfadda are recorded. He can be contacted at mdavidlloyd@hotmail.com. David has left his request for help on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie


Rathcabbin Development Association are holding their Annual General Meeting on Wednesday night May 25th in Kelly’s Lounge in Rathcabbin at 9.00p.m.
All are invited to attend. Your support and ideas welcome.


Congratulations and best wishes is extended to the twenty three young people from the parish who celebrated their First Communion on Sunday last in Our Lady Queen Of Ireland Church Rathcabbin. They were Daniel Bugler and James Guinan pupils of Redwood School. Kevin Cahalan Natasha Delaney Ciara Dermody Marie-Clare Fogarty William Holmes Ruain O’Meara Sean Heenan Kieran Kennedy Sean O’Dwyer pupils of Rathcabbin School and Caoimhe Claffey Avie Darcy Tom Duggan Luke Heenan Cian Mannion Hannah O’Meara Ryan Clarke Keeva Duffy Colm Fogarty Ronan O’Meara Lee Reddan and Ronan Shewbridge pupils of Lorrha School.

Golf Outing.

The next outing of the RAGS golf society is in Roscrea on the Saturday 4th of June. Tee time is from 9.30 to 10.30.