Late Paddy Corrigan.

Late Paddy Corrigan.

The death took place on Tuesday August 9th at University Hospital Cork of Paddy Corrigan, Lismacrory, Ballingarry, Roscrea. At 72, Paddy who took ill suddenly, was out and about and attended the wedding of a nephew just four days before his death. Born and raised in Lorrha, Paddy served for many years as post man in the Lorrha end of the parish where he cycled over many miles delivering the post which brought him in contact with many on his daily rounds. Always willing and able to help, Paddy served as chairman of Tipperary County Camogie board for a number of years but for the last number of years he was heavily committed to Gurteen Badminton Club along with his wife Breda. One of life’s characters, Paddy had many a story to relate and was very accurate in detail too. He kept in touch with Lorrha and his relatives there and attended to the family graves regularly. Paddy will be sadly missed by all who knew and came in contact with him down through the years. Sympathy is extended to his wife Breda, brothers Tommy and Eddie (England), sister Mary (Co. Meath), nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends on their sad loss. After funeral Mass in The Pike Church on Thursday 4th burial took place in S.S. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Borrisokane. May he rest in peace.


The annual pilgrimage to Holycross will take place on Wednesday 24th. Bus will leave from Rathcabbin at 12 noon and from Lorrha at 12.15p.m. Mass commences at 3p.m. Names as soon as possible to Nancy at (090) 9747922 or to Betty at (087) 6667374.

Recent Engagement.

Congratulations is extended to Fiona Maher, Rathcabbin and Ray O’Brien, Carrig who announced their engagement recently. Well done and all the best for the future.

Come Dancing.

Dancing continues in the newly extended Lorrha GAA clubhouse on Friday night with Brendan Lee providing the entertainment and the organisers would love to see you there.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association.

On Wednesday, 10th August some of our members went to Galway for the day. This trip was meant to be a day in Salthill but due to the weather we went on a boat trip on the Corrib followed by a spot of shopping in the city.  On the way home we stopped off at Portumna Golf Club for a meal.  Many thanks to Christy, our driver, and to Cathal McIntyre for the wonderful meal.

Just a reminder that our short break is to the Talbot Hotel, Wexford, on Sunday, 11th September for 4 nights and that a deposit of €50. is required within the next 2 weeks, this deposit is non-refundable. Should anyone wish to join us on this trip or require any information on our Active Retirement Association, please contact Nancy on 090 9747922 or 087 761 3458.

The annual North Tipperary Social Services outing to Holycross takes place on Wednesday, 24th August and any of our members who wish to go on this trip please contact Betty Houlihan on 087 666 7374.

Golf Outing.

The Lorrha Parish golf outing takes place this year in Birr Golf Club on Saturday 27th. August. Tee times available from 9.00a.m. Timesheet with Tony Coen on (087) 6219639.