Lorrha Notes.

Lorrha Development extend thanks to Norma & Ted  Thornberry of N.S.W. Australia who recently made a donation towards the new Friars Park in Lorrha Village.  The cheque was received by the Development chairperson Rose Mannion and Rose is pictured here handing over the cheque to the Treasurer Louis McCormack. Also in the photo is Mary Coen Secretary Mary Walsh Vice Chairperson and Bridget Grover.  Norma & Ted visited Lorrha just a few short years ago as Norma was tracing her ancestors and ever since she is a big fan of this web site and keeps in regular contact wish us.
Thank you Norma & Ted for your very kind donation from all in Lorrha Development Association.


Late Sr. Malachy M. Mannion SMG.

The death of Sr. Malachy Mannion on Friday 25th. February last caused much sadness and regret to many in the parish who knew her and in particular to her relations as she was the last of her generation of this family. One of seven children born in Ballyea Rathcabbin almost 98 years ago it was at a very young age she decided on a life of religion choosing the order of the ‘Poor Servants of the Mother of God’. She spent many years working in Ireland and England before eventually accepting a post as financial bursar in St. Mary’s Convent in Streatham London and where she spent a long number of years. A kind gentle and good natured lady Sr. Malachy returned home frequently to Rathcabbin to visit family and neighbours and she also welcomed them with open arms on their many visits over to her. She took a deep interest in everyone inquired about their well being and retained that interest right up to the end. She slipped away peacefully and quietly as she lived her life in Maryville Nursing Home Brendford where she had spent the last four years. She will be sadly missed but very fondly remembered. Her remains reposed in Maryville on Thursday March 10th. and after concelebrated funeral Mass there the following day burial took place in Hounslow Cemetery Middlesex. May her gentle Soul rest in peace.

Church News.

Thursday March 17th. St. Patrick’s day is a Holyday of obligation. Vigil Mass will be celebrated in Redwood Church on Wednesday at 7.30p.m. in Lorrha Church on the Feast day at 10.30a.m. and in Rathcabbin Church at 11.30a.m.

Prayer Vigil.

You are invited to join a prayer vigil that takes place on the 3rd. Friday of each month in Cluain Chiarain Clonmacnois. The prayer intention is for the renewal of the gift of faith and the evangelization of Ireland. The vigil begins with Mass at 10.00p.m. leading to adoration until 3.15a.m. Saturday. Accommodation available if needed just bring a sleeping bag. Please contact Dave on (085) 7746763 or Sean on (087) 8175227. Next vigil is on March 18th.

St. Patrick’s Day Parades

Lorrha St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place at 3.30p.m. on 17th. March followed by BBQ Music fun and games. The street will be closed from 3p.m. on the day and floats are to be in before this time. Entry is free for floats. If you would like to enter a float and for more details contact Tommy on (087) 1359657. Portumna St. Patrick’s Day Parade will also take place on Thursday but at the earlier time of 12.30pm. Registration will take place at Portumna Mart at 11.30a.m. Contact Jim at (087) 6411711 for further information.

Annual Display.

Lorrha Apostolic Work Society Annual display will take place on Sunday March 20th in Lorrha Hall. All are invited to come and view the work of our members and join us for a cup of tea. This is the 55th. Anniversary of the Apostolic Society in the Diocese of Killaloe and the Lorrha branch is 28 years in existence. We support Missionaries in the third world by prayers and practical support. These Missionaries know exactly how to get maximum value from the financial aid we sent and are always open to suggestions on how we may help them. Killaloe Diocese has answered appeals from Missionaries all over the world for Mass kits vestments altar requisities tape recorders audio visual aids medical requirements as well as financial aid for church and school buildings special projects and transport. Why not come along to our display day and see for yourself what our members do and maybe become a member yourself. If you can knit or sew you can become an honorary member and support our work. Lorrha branch meet every two weeks in Lorrha Community Hall the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month with some members choosing to work from their home. We look forward to meeting you on Sunday 20th.

Tracing Relatives.

Margaret Love from Australia is helping her friend Bernice Clarke to trace her relatives here in Ireland. Of particular interest is the Hogan and Doorley ancestors from Lorrha. Margaret and Bernice will be visiting Lorrha from April 3rd. to 7th 2011 and would love to meet any descendants. If you think you may be related or indeed can help them trace their descendants Margaret can be contacted by email at bammlove@westconnect.com.au or by post to Margaret Love PO Box 175 Bacchus Marsh Victoria Australia 3340. Margaret has left a message in the guestbook on the Lorrha parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie.

RAGS Golf Society 2011 – New Members Welcome.

Our AGM took place recently at which our plans for the coming year were unveiled. Congrats and best of luck for the year to Tommy Deeley the incoming captain. This year we want to encourage new members to join whether you’re a regular golfer or just starting off all are welcome. Membership for the year is 15 Euro and we will play the following courses beginning with Portumna 26th March 10am-11am Loughrea 23rd April 9.30am-11am Roscrea 4th June 9.30am-11am Gort 9th July 9.30am-10.30am Thurles 6th August 11am-12.30am. For further details contact James 086 8109099.

Results From North Tipp Ploughing.

The North Tipperary Ploughing Association would like to express a sincere thanks to everyone who made our ploughing match on Sunday 6th March a very enjoyable day.

The following are the ploughing results:
Senior Conventional Two Furrow
1st Larry Bergin Laois
2nd John Slattery Nth Tipp
3rd Ollie Fuery Galway
Confined: John Slattery

Intermediate Conventional Two Furrow
Tie 1st Alan Davis Laois and Anthony Reynolds Longford
3rd Christy Carton Westmeath
4th Ger Frost Clare

Minor Conventional Two Furrow
1st Lorcan Bergin Laois
2nd Aidan Higgins Galway
3rd Declan HanleyGalway
Confined: Liam Murphy

Junior Conventional Two Furrow
1st Ger Mahon Offaly
2nd Paddy Finnegan Longford
3rd Tom Shanahan Cavan

Senior Reversible
1st Joe Slattery Nth Tipp
2nd Brian Mahon Offaly
3rd Johnny Cahalan Nth Tipp
Confined: Joe Slattery

U28 Reversible
1st Carl Davis Laois
2nd Cian Lyons Offaly

Junior Novice Conventional Two Furrow
1st Brian Cody Offaly
2nd Ciaran Milne Nth Tipp
3rd Martin Dwyer Nth Tipp

1st Cynthia Geelea Longford
2nd Laura Grant Offaly

Macra Class
1st Alan Raleigh Aglish
2nd Padraig Killeen Algish
3rd Bertie Hough Aglish

Two Furrow Mounted
1st Aidan Hogan Nth Tipp
2nd Joe Kelly Galway
3rd Johnny Whyte Clare
Confined: Aidan Hogan

Single Furrow Vintage
1st John King Longford
2nd Raymond Hogan Nth Tipp
Confined: Raymond Hogan

Horse Class
1st Jer Reilly Galway
2nd Philip Larkin Galway

Senior Loy
1st Bernard Casey Longford
2nd Pakie O’Brien Nth Tipp
3rd Paddy Boylan Westmeath

Confined: Pakie O’Brien
Junior Loy
1st Padraig Larkin Offaly
2nd Dessie Clancy Nth Tipp

Confined: Dessie Clancy
Minor Loy
1st Michael Kennedy Nth Tipp
2nd Andrew Hoctor Nth Tipp
Confined: Michael Kennedy

Results of Raffle which took place in Hough’s Pub Aglish on Sunday 6th March:
1st €300 (Nth Tipp Ploughing) Andrew Hoctor Sharragh Rathcabbin Roscrea
2nd €250 (Nth Tipp Ploughing) Roisin O’Sullivan c/o Keith O’Sullivan
3rd €100 (Nth Tipp Ploughing) Michael Hoctor Jnr Sharragh Rathcabbin Roscrea
4th €50 Voucher (The Derg Inn) Brian Haslam Rockview Rathcabbin Roscrea
5th Btl Brandy(Hoctor Family) Frances O’Dwyer Cullagh Rathcabbin
6th Btl Brandy (Hough’s Pub) Brendan Corcoran Ballymacegan Lorrha
7th Btl Whiskey (Murphy Family) John Mooney Aglish Roscrea
8th Btl Bacardai (Lane Family) Geraldine Hough Ballingarry Roscrea
9th Btl Wine (Lane Family) Marie O’Meara Grange Lorrha
10th Tin Sweets (Costcutter Birr) Ronnie Harding Duleek Co Meath
11th Tin Sweets (Costcutter Birr) Dinny Ryan Willsborough Borrisokane
12th Tin Biscuits (Pat Smith and Susan Delahunt) Mary Egan Ballinahinch Ballingarry Roscrea
13th Btl Wine (Supervalue Banagher) Alana Duffy Grange Rathcabbin Roscrea
14th Btl Wine (Brophy Family) Margaret O’Brien Lorrha Nenagh
15th €10 Voucher (Fayles Birr) Chrisy Slevin Borrisokane
16th Btl Vodka (Hough Pub) Damien Duggan c/o Hough’s Pub Aglish


Enrolment forms for Redwood N.S. are available from the school or call (090) 9747186

Census 2011.

Census 2011 is taking place on Sunday the 10th April 2011. The census is taken every five years and counts all the households and persons in Ireland on that night. All information provided is kept confidential and is not available to any other government department or agency. To ensure a secure service we provide a personal form delivery and collection service. Bridget Milne has been appointed as the Census Enumerator for the Lorrha area while Fergus Garland has been appointed for the Rathcabbin area. They will deliver forms to householders in the Lorrha and Rathcabbin area over the next three weeks. Further information about the Census can found on [www.census.ie