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The Lorrha Notes are compiled weekly by Rose Mannion who is the local correspondant for a number of regional papers. Contact Rose at (090) 9747079 or (086) 8647166 or by emailing roselmannion@yahoo.ie

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Talks on the Eucharist.

Fr Gerard McCarthy will give a series of talks on the Eucharist. He will explain the meaning of the different parts of the Mass, how to participate in it and allow it to affect our lives on November, 12th, 19th & 26th at 7.30pm in Pastoral Centre, Nenagh.   Contact, Srs. Rita Corry/ Patricia Greene  06732830.   Donation each night.    It would be helpful to contact is if you are attending.

Fun Obstacle Course.

Mucky Runners Fun Obstacle Course in Portumna Forest Park on October Bank Holiday Monday 27th of October. This year all proceeds are going to Portumna Football Club.

Following on from last year’s very successful Mucky Runners Fun Obstacle Course this year promises to be better and muckier! Obstacles include log jumps, chikane maze, pond walk, scramble nets, swamp surprise,  intricate spiders webs, slides, dark tunnels and much, much more!  Registration is in the Forest Car Park from 11.30am to 12.30 and the Race starts at 1pm sharp.  Individuals are €20, Groups of 4 are €70 and Juniors are €10 (Juniors 12yrs – 18yrs with parental consent only) There will be prizes for First Places and Medals for all participants including complimentary post race refreshments.  There will also be a challenging Mucky Ducks For Kidz Fun Obstacles Course for 6yrs to 12yrs. Obstacles will include log jumps, slides, scramble nets, tunnels and lots more surprises! Entry is €5 and includes free face painting and a lollipop!

It will be a great day out in the great outdoors for all the family. There will be an inflatable obstacle bouncy course and castles for children to play on at a small fee. There will also be vendors with yummy offerings including chocolate crepes, hotdogs and popcorn for a well deserved post race treat!

For all of the details and further information please LIKE & SHARE Mucky Runners Fun Obstacle Course on Facebook.

Autumn De-Clutter.

Lorrha Development/ Tidy Towns continue with unused clothes collection throughout the Autumn months. De-clutter your wardrobe, attack your attic, recycle all unwanted/unused items of clothing to make room for your Autumn collection. We will accept any kind of bag or in bags provided by the committee. We can collect your unwanted items. Just call or text  (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (086) 8355405 with your name and details. We appreciate your support. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep three adults employed.

Parent & Toddler Groups.

The Lorrha and Rathcabbin Parent, Toddler & Baby Groups are planning a Walk in Portumna Forest on Thursday 23rd October at 10.30am, followed by teas/coffees. All parents, grandparents and childcare providers with children o-3 years are welcome to attend. Enquiries: Community Mothers Programme @ 067 41922

Smile Awhile & Laugh a Little Every Day.

When everything’s coming your way, you’re in the wrong lane.


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Trying out the new play equipment installed in Friars Park in Lorrha. 

Church News.

Next Sunday ( 19th October) is Mission Sunday  –  the theme  is  “That they may have Life”.   Our prayers and donations on Mission Sunday help to support mission projects and allow Catholic Communities worldwide to become self-sufficient and progress according to their own needs and traditions.  October – Month of the Holy Rosary. During the month of October we will pray the rosary before the Sunday Masses in our churches.

Choir Practice  in preparation for Advent in Rathcabbin Church on Tuesday 14th October at 8.00pm. This is an important practice as we prepare for the coming year and Advent and we would like to see as many as possible present, both current and new members.

QUESTION: What qualification do you need in order to be on the parish team for Adoration of the Blessed sacrament?  Answer: One hour at your disposal in a week, ……  and a willing heart.   A speaker will supply the answers to all questions at Masses in the parish this weekend.

Dates for your diary: Confirmation Day 2015 is Sunday 24th May (Pentecost Sunday) in Rathcabbin Church @ 11.30am.  First Holy Communion Day 2015 is on Sunday 10th May in  Lorrha Church @ 11.30am. First Confessions 2015 on Tuesday 24th March in Redwood Church @ 1.30pm.

Talks on the Eucharist.  

Fr Gerard McCarthy will give a series of talks on the Eucharist. He will explain the meaning of the different parts of the Mass, how to participate in it and allow it to affect our lives on November, 12th, 19th & 26th at 7.30pm in Pastoral Centre, Nenagh.   Contact, Srs. Rita Corry/ Patricia Greene  06732830.   Donation each night.    It would be helpful to contact is if you are attending.

Nenagh Charismatic Renewal.

Half day of Renewal on Sunday 19th October )World Mission Sunday), pastoral Centre, Church Rd, Nenagh. at 2.00pm. Conducted by Fr. Eamon Monson (Palottines, Dublin Diocese) including Mass of Friendship in the joy of the Spirit.  An evening open to all.

Ploughing Victory Party.

North Tipperary Ploughing are holding a victory party for their National Ploughing 2 furrow vintage champion Ethan Harding on Friday night 17th in Paddy’s of Terryglass at 9pm. Everyone is welcome to come along and join in the celebrations.

Autumn De-Clutter.

Lorrha Development/ Tidy Towns continue with unused clothes collection throughout the Autumn months. De-clutter your wardrobe, attack your attic, recycle all unwanted/unused items of clothing to make room for your Autumn collection. We will accept any kind of bag or in bags provided by the committee. We can collect your unwanted items. Just call or text  (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (086) 8355405 with your name and details. We appreciate your support. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep three adults employed.

The Country Boy Reminder.

Athlone Little Theatre present the John Murphy’s classic ‘The Country Boy’ to raise funds for the Ardagh Clonmacnoise Assisted Pilgrims Fund.

‘The Country Boy’ is Murphy’s classic and much loved tale of emigration. Funds raised enable the Assisted Pilgrims Fund to being people to Lourdes every year. The play will be staged in Tuar Ard, Moate on Sunday, 12th October 0906482042, Cloghan Community Hall  on Friday, 17th October and Athlone Little Theatre from the 9th to the 14th of November 0906474324.

Courses.

Portumna College of Further Education, St. Brigid’s Rd, Portumna will be running two FETAC Level 5 courses beginning shortly. The courses offered are Tourism with Business 5M5011 and Retail Practice 5M2105. The courses will be offered on Wednesday & Thursday evenings from 7-9p.m. All enquiries to the college on 090-9741946 or 087-6258696/086-3954259.

Parent & Toddler Groups.

The Lorrha and Rathcabbin Parent, Toddler & Baby Groups are planning a Walk in Portumna Forest on Thursday 23rd October at 10.30am, followed by teas/coffees. All parents, grandparents and childcare providers with children o-3 years are welcome to attend. Enquiries: Community Mothers Programme @ 067 41922

 

Smile Awhile and laugh a Little Every Day.

Paddy walks into a bar in Dublin, orders three pints of Guinness and sits in the corner of the room, drinking a sip out of each pint in turn. When he had finished all three, he went back to the bar and ordered three more.

The barman says, “You know a pint goes flat soon after I pull it … your pint would taste better if you bought one at a time.”

Paddy replies, “Well now, I have two brodders, one is in America and de odder in Australia and here I am in Dublin . When we all left home, we promised dat we’d drink dis way to remember de days we all drank togedder.”

The barman admits that this is a nice custom and says no more.

Paddy becomes a regular customer and always drinks the same way … ordering three pints and drinking a sip out of each in turn until they are finished. One day, he comes in and orders just two pints. All the other regulars in the bar notice and fall silent.

When he goes back to the bar for the second round, the barman says, “I don’t want to intrude on your grief but I wanted to offer my condolences on your sad loss.”

Paddy looks confused for a moment, then the penny drops and he starts to laugh, “Oh no,” he says, “Bejesus, everyone is fine! Tis me … I’ve quit drinking!”

 

                              Hello to Theresa and Shay in Gorey. This one is for you both!!!

 

 


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Lorrha Development Association / Tidy Towns recently made a contribution to the North Tipperary Hospice from the sale of the used clothing collection (De-Clutter) which is ongoing. Pictured here are North Tipp Hospice Representatives’ Geraldine Cantwell and Miriam Toohey accepting the cheque from members of Lorrha development Committee, Rose Mannion (Chairperson), Liz Hussey (Vice Chair), Mary Coen (Secretary), Louis McCormack (Treasurer) while on the extreme left is Kathleen McCormack. 

North Tipperary Hospice wish to express their thanks for the money donated by all those who attended the BBQ and music night held recently in McCormack of Abbeyville. They have informed the organizers (Lorrha Development Association)  that a total of €332 was in the box when opened.  Lorrha Development Association join with North Tipp Hospice to offer sincere thanks to one and all and to our many sponsors who donated food for the BBQ and music on the night.

 

Church News.

Adoration of the Blessed sacrament is spreading to many parishes in the Diocese of Killaloe. Why? God Calling! Have you got one hour in the week to spare? Adoration is coming to the parish next week.
Invitation to spend an hour before the Blessed Sacrament. There will be a meeting of helpers on Thursday night (9th Oct) at 8pm in Rathcabbin Church. Presentation by Eucharistic Adorers will be at Masses on 11th & 12th Oct.

Youth Choir.

Alleluia Chorus Youth Choir will begin again on Thursday 9th October, 5.30 – 7pm at Rathcabbin Church. New members welcome.

National Conference.

The Pro Life Campaign National Conference will be held in the RDS, Dublin on Saturday, 11th October 2014 from 1.30-4.30pm. The Conference will update the public on the current situation as regards the protection of the unborn and their mothers and present an opportunity to listen to excellent speakers from Ireland and abroad and volunteer for the Pro Life Campaign. All are welcome. To Register to attend, visit www.prolifecampaign.ie/conference2014 or tel. 085 271 6066.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Jos O’Meara and family, Portland on the death of her mother Mary Quinn, Newcastle West which occurred on Monday 29th September. After funeral Mass in Carrigkerry Church on October 1st. burial took place in Ardagh cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Rathcabbin Players A.G.M Reminder.

The Annual General Meeting of Rathcabbin Players will take place on Wednesday night October 8th at 9pm in Rathcabbin Hall. We hope to see all the old familiar faces on the night and we welcome anyone who is interested in getting involved with the group either on or off stage. All are welcome.

Well Done George.

Congratulations is extended to George Harding (Lorrha), a pupil in Portumna Community School, who along with fellow students Keith Scully (Tynagh), and Niall Duane (Tynagh) have been chosen by the State Examinations Commission and the Irish EU Science Olympiad at Dublin City University as among the top performing students in the country in Maths and Science in the Junior Cert 2014. All three boys now have a chance to compete for a place to represent Ireland in the international Olympiad in Argentina in December and Austria next May. George is a former pupil of Lorrha N.S. where the seed was first sown. Well done George and continued success.

Art & German Classes

Art & Craft for children (5 years up) on Saturdays at 3.30pm and 5pm, German through fun at 2pm, starting on October 4th. Drawing for children (9 years up) on Thursdays at 6.30pm, starting on 9th October in Bramble Art Studio, Lorrha , over 8 weeks Please contact Ute: 087-9151356 or 090-9747127. Early booking advisable. Details can be viewed on www.lorrhadorrha.ie

Autumn De-Clutter.

Lorrha Development/ Tidy Towns continue with unused clothes collection throughout the Autumn months. De-clutter your wardrobe, attack your attic, recycle all unwanted/unused items of clothing to make room for your Autumn collection. We will accept any kind of bag or in bags provided by the committee. We can collect your unwanted items. Just call or text (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (086) 8355405 with your name and details. We appreciate your support. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep three adults employed.

The Country Boy.

Athlone Little Theatre present the John Murphy’s classic ‘The Country Boy’ to raise funds for the Ardagh Clonmacnoise Assisted Pilgrims Fund.
‘The Country Boy’ is Murphy’s classic and much loved tale of emigration. Funds raised enable the Assisted Pilgrims Fund to being people to Lourdes every year. The play will be staged in Tuar Ard, Moate on Sunday, 12th October 0906482042, Cloghan Community Hall on Friday, 17th October and Athlone Little Theatre from the 9th to the 14th of November 0906474324.

Portumna & District Lions Club Annual Fun Cycle.

Get on yer bike on Sunday, 12th Oct. in support of this year’s selected local charity: Men’s Shed Portumna. We need cyclists – prizes for funniest bike/cyclist, best individual/club fundraised etc. You can get a sponsor card from 087-1524300 – only €2 a line. Or donations accepted on the day! No entry fee. Come and join in the fun & do some good for your local community at the same time!!!

Courses.

Portumna College of Further Education, St. Brigid’s Rd, Portumna will be running two FETAC Level 5 courses beginning shortly. The courses offered are Tourism with Business 5M5011 and Retail Practice 5M2105. The courses will be offered on Wednesday & Thursday evenings from 7-9p.m. All enquiries to the college on 090-9741946 or 087-6258696/086-3954259.

Smile Awhile and laugh a Little Every Day.

If you lend someone €50 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.

Hello to Frank in Limerick and Happy Birthday…..hope you had a great time at the party..


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Lorrha lads Lee, Ronan & Daniel up for the match on Saturday 27th.

Church News.

The Annual Harvest Thanksgiving service will take place on Sunday October 5th in St. Ruadhan’s C.O.I. Lorrha at 8pm. Refreshments will be served in the hall afterwards. Everyone is welcome.

Wednesday, 1st October is the Feast of St. Thérèse of Lisieux (Little Flower), while Thursday, 2nd October is the Feast of Guardian Angels.  Saturday, 4th October – Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. October is the  Month of The Holy Rosary.

Next Friday (3rd October) is the First Friday of the month. Mass will be celebrated in Lorrha at 9.30a.m. and in Rathcabbin at 8.00p.m.   Confessions will be heard before Masses.

Trad4 Trocaire

A trad4 Trocaire session will take place in Kellys Rathcabbin on Sunday 5th Oct. Ceili dances for families from 5.-7 pm and a ballad session/ sing song later with Brian Hourigan and friends. All support, both musical and financial welcome for this worthy cause. Please support.

Ploughing Success.

North Tipperary Ploughing wish to offer congratulations and well done  to Ethan Harding who has qualified for the European Ploughing Championships after winning out his category in the vintage two furrow hydraulic, at the National Ploughing championships in Ratheniska last week. This is a great achievement for the young plough man who qualified for this important event on his very first attempt and indeed, he has created history not just for himself, but also for the N.T.P.A. as no other person has qualified on their first attempt. He will go on to represent Ireland in the Netherlands next September. Well done Ethan and the very best of luck.

Rathcabbin Players A.G.M.

The Annual General Meeting of Rathcabbin Players will take place on Wednesday night October 8th at 9pm in Rathcabbin Hall. We hope to see all the old familiar faces on the night and we welcome anyone who is interested in getting involved with the group either on or off stage. All are welcome.

Art & German Classes

Art & Craft for children (5 years up) on Saturdays at 3.30pm and 5pm, German through fun at 2pm, starting on October 4th.  Drawing for children (9 years up) on Thursdays at 6.30pm, starting on 9th October in Bramble Art Studio, Lorrha , over 8 weeks Please contact Ute: 087-9151356 or 090-9747127. Early booking advisable.

Commiserations.

Commiserations is extended to Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher, Ken Hogan and the Tipperary senior team who lost out to Kilkenny by three points in the All-Ireland re-play last Saturday.

Autumn De-Clutter.

Lorrha Development/ Tidy Towns continue with unused clothes collection throughout the Autumn months. De-clutter your wardrobe, attack your attic, recycle all unwanted/unused items of clothing to make room for your Autumn collection. We will accept any kind of bag or in bags provided by the committee. We can collect your unwanted items. Just call or text  (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (086) 8355405 with your name and details. We appreciate your support. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep three adults employed.

Genealogy Internet Workshops.

Offaly Local Development & Ireland Reaching Out are offering a 3 hour workshop covering internet sources  – how to find, access and use them for your own research. Free of charge in the Birr Job Club, Bridge Street on either Saturday, 4th October (10 am – 1 pm) or Tuesday, 7th October (6.30 pm – 9.30 pm). Contactdoshea@irelandxo.com or 085-195466 for details & registration.

The Country Boy.

Athlone Little Theatre present the John Murphy’s classic ‘The Country Boy’ to raise funds for the Ardagh Clonmacnoise Assisted Pilgrims Fund.

‘The Country Boy’ is John Murphy’s classic and much loved tale of emigration. Young Curly can’t wait to escape the strictures of his rural Mayo existence: his domineering father and the all pervasive lack of opportunity. Older brother Eddie has returned home – along with his brash American wife, Julia – apparently for the purpose of bringing Curly back with him. But all that glisters on the far shore is not gold, and what unfolds is a gripping family drama which still has echoes today in the Ireland of 2014.

This unique partnership between the Pilgrimage Fund and Athlone Little Theatre offers audiences the chance to see a genuine Irish classic – with echoes of ‘The Quiet Man’ and John B Keane – performed to the very highest standard by one of the best respected theatre groups in the country, while at the same time supporting a charity which has been one of the cornerstones of life in the diocese. It is worth noting that all cast members and support team are volunteering their time and all funds raised will go directly to the fund.

Funds raised enable the Assisted Pilgrims Fund to bring people to Lourdes every year. The Fund is also fortunate to have a very dedicated staff, who take time out each year to enable the visits to happen. All pilgrimage helpers are carefully recruited, selected, trained and supported. They are volunteers and give their time free to assist the sick.

Following opening night in Backstage Theatre on Friday, 3rd October 0433347888, the show will be travelling to Tuar Ard in Moate on Sunday, 12th October 0906482042, Cloghan Community Hall in Co Offaly on Friday, 17th October, Legan in Co Longford on Friday October 24th , St Mary’s Hall in Carrick on Shannon on Friday, 31st October, and culminating in a homecoming run in Athlone Little Theatre from the 9th to the 14th of November 0906474324.

Music in The Home.

Peter Smith and friends from Portlaoise will be playing music in St. Kieran’s Nursing Home, Rathcabbin on Sunday October 5th from 2pm. All are welcome to come along.

Course.

Portumna College of Further Education, St. Brigid’s Rd, Portumna will be running a FETAC Level 4 course in Handling Food Hygienically. This course will incorporate HACCP. It will take place on 8 consecutive Fridays 9.30am-1.30pm. It will begin on Friday 3rd October. For further information and to register call 090-41946 or 087-6258696/086-3954259

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement.

We are pleased to see so many of our members back after the summer break. We enjoyed several outings including a trip down the Shannon with dinner. Joe and Avril took great care of us. A BBQ with Barry and Myra who offered us warm hospitality. A tour of Limerick was well attended also. We are now planning our Autumn outings and continue to meet on Wednesdays at 2.30pm in Lorrha Hall. Do come and join us. New members are welcome.

 

Smile Awhile & Laugh a Little Every Day.

Eight-year-old Mohammad entered his classroom on the first day of school.

“What’s your name?” asked the teacher.

“Mohammad,” he replied.

“You’re in Ireland now,” replied the teacher, “so from now on you will be known as Frank.”

Mohammad returned home after school.

“How was your day, Mohammad?” his mother asked.

“My name is no longer Mohammad. I’m in Ireland now and my name is Frank.”

“What?” she said. “Are you ashamed of your name? Are you trying to dishonor your parents, your heritage, your religion? Shame on you!” And his mother beat him.

Then she called his father, who beat him again.

The next day when Mohammad returned to school the teacher saw all of his bruises.

“What happened to you, Frank?” she asked.

“Well shortly after becoming Irish I was attacked by two ………. Arabs.”


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Would you like to advertise your business in the Lorrha Parish Calendar for 2015? If so please contact info@lorrhadorrha.ie

Church News.

Mass in Lorrha Cemetery on Sunday 28th September at 10.00am, (weather permitting).

All who have loved-ones buried in the graveyard are invited to attend. A retiring collection will be held for the future upkeep of the cemetery.

Please Note People are asked not to leave litter in Lorrha Graveyard.  Please take home decayed flowers, wreaths, grass etc.   Your co-operation is appreciated.

What is Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament?  And why is it beginning in this Parish soon?  Find out at Masses on the weekend of 11th & 12th October.

Harvest Thanksgiving.

The Annual Harvest Thanksgiving service will take place on Sunday October 5th in St. Ruadhan’s C.O.I. Lorrha at 8pm. Refreshments will be served in the hall afterwards. Everyone is welcome.

Tidy Towns Results.

Congratulations and well done to all who have helped once again to bring Lorrha Village up a further two points in the recent Tidy Towns adjudication. This competition is becoming more and more challenging every year and with some categories amalgamated in the entry form this year, it makes for more awareness and work on small groups. Emphasis too have changed to Wildlife, Habitats and Natural Amenities with Sustainable Waste and Resource Management along with Community Involvement and Planning up there with the high mark catchers. While litter control, build environment, landscaping etc. is all there too not just to be kept year after year but to be improved upon, the whole adjudication process is becoming far more demanding. With that in mind, Lorrha have done very well again this year and the committee wish to extend thanks to all who have helped in whatever way with a special word of thanks to our scheme workers throughout the year, John, Michael and David.

Rathcabbin National School.

September brings many new faces  to Rathcabbin National School and we extend a warm welcome to the boys and girls starting Junior Infants, new pupils in various classes, Ms Cleary, our fourth teacher and to Mrs Bergin, SNA. Welcome back to all our pupils and teachers and we look forward to a good year.

The children have been busy decorating the school with pride in blue and gold and they would like to extend an extra special good luck to our former pupil Patrick Bonner Maher next Saturday in the All-Ireland.

North Tipperary Ploughing.

All roads lead to  the 83rd National Ploughing Championships which takes place on the same site as last years event, in Ratheniska, Stradbally, Co. Laois from Thuesday 23rd to Thursday 25th incl.

Anniversary Wishes.

Congratulations and many good wishes is extended to Martin and Jean Hough, Lorrha on the occasion of their 40th Wedding Anniversary. Martin and Jean celebrated the event last week with family, friends, neighbours and relatives. Well done to you both and long may you continue.

Music in The Home.

St. Kieran’s Care Home at The pike will have live music with Peter Smith and friends this coming Sunday 28th from 2pm. Everyone is welcome.

Autumn De-Clutter.

Lorrha Development/ Tidy Towns continue with unused clothes collection throughout the Autumn months. De-clutter your wardrobe, attack your attic, recycle all unwanted/unused items of clothing to make room for your Autumn collection. We will accept any kind of bag or in bags provided by the committee. We can collect your unwanted items. Just call or text  (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (086) 8355405 with your name and details. We appreciate your support. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep three adults employed.

 Smile Awhile & Laugh A Little Every Day.

 The day he moved out was terrible –    That evening was hell.     His absence wasn’t a problem      But the corkscrew had gone as well.


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Lee Reddan and his donkey at the Borrisokane Vintage Threshing which took place in Lorrha.

North Tipperary Ploughing.

An important meeting will take place in the Yanks Bar Borrisokane on Wed 17th at 9.30 P.M. All competitors and workers to be present.

We wish the best of luck to our National Ploughing Championship competitors who compete in the forthcoming ploughing championships.

Joe Slattery Senior Reversible, John Slattery Intermediate Conventional, John Cahalan Intermediate Reversible, Ciaran Milne 3 Forrow Conventional Match, Liam Murphy Under 21 Junior, Tom Duffy Junior Conventional Class, Ethan Harding Vintage 2 furrow Hydraulic. James Hough Single furrow, Pakie O`Brien & Owen Clancy Junior Loy. The chair man and committee wishes all competitors the best of luck.

Congratulations to out secretary Denis Cahalan on his appointment as a head supervisor at the National Ploughing Championships. Well done Denis.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to the brothers, sisters, relatives and friends of P.J. O’Meara, late of Lisgreen, who died in England recently.  May he rest in peace.

Cemetery Mass.

Mass will be held in Lorrha Cemetery on Sunday 28th September at 10.00am, (weather permitting). All who have loved-ones buried in the graveyard are invited to attend. A retiring collection will be held for the future upkeep of the cemetery.

Autumn De-Clutter.

Lorrha Development/ Tidy Towns continue with unused clothes collection throughout the Autumn months. De-clutter your wardrobe, attack your attic, recycle all unwanted/unused items of clothing to make room for your Autumn collection. We will accept any kind of bag or in bags provided by the committee. We can collect your unwanted items. Just call or text  (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (086) 8355405 with your name and details. We appreciate your support. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep three adults employed.

2015 Lorrha Parish Calendar.

Lorrha Development Association / Tidy Towns are now offering space for advertising in the 2015 edition of the Annual Lorrha Parish Calendar. Anyone interested in taking an advert is asked to contact (086) 8647166 or (086) 8493595 as soon as possible please.

Gratitude.

North Tipperary Hospice wish to express their thanks for the money donated by all those who attended the BBQ and music night held recently in McCormack of Abbeyville. They have informed us that a total of €332 was in the box when opened.  Lorrha Development Association / Tidy Towns also made a contribution to the Hospice which came from the used clothes collection which continues to operate throughout the year. We offer our sincere thanks to one and all and to our many sponsors who donated food for the BBQ and music on the night.

Shorelines Festival.

The official Opening of Portumna’s Shorelines Festival by Galway city’s Des Kenny takes place 7.30pmThursday, 18th September at the Irish Workhouse Centre. This free event welcomes all the community, artists, sponsors and friends. Music by Omna Singers and No More Mossies.

Open Day.

Portumna College of Further Education (Old VEC) St.Brigid’s Road open day and enrolment on Wednesday 17th September from 10am to 7pm. Certified  Courses QQI/FETAC​ in Horticulture, Business Studies/Retail,Tourism, Food Safety/HACCP, Computers,  Spanish,  English for Speakers of other languages, Adult Literacy.  All courses free for unemployed, jobseekers ,  fees for the employed.  Contact: Michael at  0876258696  09097 41946 and  e-mail : michael.cunniffe@gretb.ie and Justin 0863954259.


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Recent Engagement.

Congratulations and many good wishes is extended to Colm Duggan, Lorrha and Lorraine Starr, Killimor who announced their engagement recently. Also to Redwood school teacher Helena Darcy and Padraig Hickey who announced their engagement recently too. Well done to both couples and all the best in the future.

Recent Wedding.

The wedding of Ronan O’Meara, son of Evelyn and of the late Michael, Clonmona, Rathcabbin and Laura Murray, daughter of Brian and Margaret, Athleague, Co. Roscommon took place on Thursday 31st July in St. Patrick’s Church, Athleague.

The bride was attended by her three sisters Catriona, Hazel and Sandra while the grooms brothers, Michael, Francis and Declan were bestman and groomsmen respectively. Nine year old Sorcha O’Meara and 10 month old Isla Mulligan performed the duty of flower girls while three year old Tom Mulligan was the page boy. The readers for the occasion was Tommy Mulligan and Maureen Guinan with celebrants Fr. John Leogue and Fr. Francis Beirne. Both mothers, Evelyn and Margaret brought the offertory gifts to the altar while the ceremony was enhanced by the beautiful church music by ‘Rejoice’ from Ballina in Co. Mayo. Afterwards the newly weds joined with their families and friends for their reception which was held in The Sheraton, Athlone. Congratulations and many good wishes is extended to Ronan and Laura for a long and happy life together in Roscommon.

Autumn De-Clutter.

Lorrha Development/ Tidy Towns continue with unused clothes collection throughout the Autumn months. De-clutter your wardrobe, attack your attic, recycle all unwanted/unused items of clothing to make room for your Autumn collection. We will accept any kind of bag or in bags provided by the committee. We can collect your unwanted items. Just call or text  (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (086) 8355405 with your name and details. We appreciate your support. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep three adults employed.

Another Go at The cats!

Well done to Bonner, Ken and the Tipperary team who kept the cats quiet in a truly entertaining All-Ireland Final on Sunday last. They get to do it all again on the 27th and hopefully this time victory will come to Tipp.

Annual Threshing.

Borrisokane and district vintage clubs annual threshing, vintage show and family fun day has a new venue this year. It takes place in Lorrha Village on the 14th of September. There will be a dog show with 12 classes, trade stands and craft stalls. There will also be an old time grass demonstration (weather permitting). There is also a home baking competition taking place this year. There are two categories, there is a category for adults and a category for juniors. The juniors section of the completion is for under 14 year olds. The adult section of the competition consists of baking a 2lb loaf or round traditional brown bread, or a 7″ or 8″ coffee cake. The juniors (under 14) section of the competition, will consist of baking 4 decorated cup cakes. All items to be left into the village hall in Lorrha before 1.30pm. More information about the home baking competition contact Anne, on 087-7610678. A great fun day to be had by all, so come along and enjoy!

2015 Lorrha Parish Calendar.

Lorrha Development Association / Tidy Towns are now offering space for advertising in the 2015 edition of the Annual Lorrha parish calendar. Anyone interested in taking an advert is asked to contact (086) 8647166 or (086) 8493595 as soon as possible please.

Smile Awhile & Laugh a Little Every Day.

An Irish priest is driving down to  New York and gets  stopped for speeding in Connecticut .  The state trooper smells alcohol on the priest’s breath and then sees an empty wine bottle on the floor of the car.  He says, “Sir, have you been drinking?”  “Just water,” says the priest. The trooper says, “Then why do I smell wine?”

The priest looks at the bottle and says, “Good Lord! He’s done it again!”

 

This one is for you Mick in Donegal.


Lorrha Notes

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The Duffy Families with Eamonn Smyth and Bonners Army!!  Up Tipp!!

More Photos from around the parish supporting Tipp on photo gallery.

Church News.

Next Friday, 5th September is the First Friday of the month.  Mass in Lorrha Church at 9.30a.m. and in Rathcabbin Church at 8.00p.m.  Confessions before both Masses.  Liturgy of the Word and Communion  will be prayed by lay-members of the parish in Redwood Church on Saturday, 6th,  13th and  27th September at 8.00p.m.    Mass will be celebrated as usual on Sundays in  Lorrha at 10.00a.m.  and  Rathcabbin at 11.30a.m.

Bringing Theology Home.

The Priory Institute: Don’t just go to church, be the Church. Get ready by studying theology from home or in class. Application deadline is 22nd September 2014.   Phone: 01 4048124    E-mail: enquiries@prioryinstitute.com. Web: www.prioryinstitute.ie.

Parent and Toddler Groups.

Lorrha Parent, Toddler & Baby Group re-opens on Thursday 4th September in Lorrha Hall. The Group meets from 10.30 – 12 noon. Rathcabbin Parent, Toddler & Baby Group re-opens on Tuesday 9th September in Community Hall, Rathcabbin. The Group meets from 10.30am-12 noon. All parents, grandparents, childminders of children from 0 – 3 years are invited to attend at any of the sessions. It is an opportunity for adults to meet, chat and enjoy a cuppa while the children enjoy a safe fun environment.  Enquiries: Community Mothers Programme Tel 067 41922 for further information.

Gratitude.

Whitten & Linda Gill would like to thank everyone who helped and supported the BBQ and raffle held at their home on 17/08/2014 in aid of Dorrha Church repairs.   It was a very successful event but it could not have been achieved without the help and support of the wider community. To date a total of €4100 was raised. Many thanks to one and all.

Autumn De-Clutter.

Lorrha Development/ Tidy Towns continue with unused clothes collection throughout the Autumn months. De-clutter your wardrobe, attack your attic, recycle all unwanted/unused items of clothing to make room for your Autumn collection. We will accept any kind of bag or in bags provided by the committee. We can collect your unwanted items. Just call or text  (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (086) 8355405 with your name and details. We appreciate your support. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep three adults employed.

Home Instead  Senior Care:

Next FREE Dementia Education Workshop is in Thurles on Tuesday 16th September in the Anner Hotel.  These workshops offer families practical advice on caring for a loved one  with a dementia.  This training is also being provided to multidisciplinary Staff (such as caterers) working in Nenagh Hospital to enhance staffs ability to communicate and understand patients with memory difficulties.  For more information visit the Alzheimer’s and dementia care section of our  website:  www.HomeInstead.ie/Alzheimers-Dementia-Care

Good Luck.

We extend the best of luck to Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher, Ken Hogan and the Tipperary team when they take on Kilkenny on Sunday in the All-Ireland final. The parish is beginning to get behind the team with flags and buntings going up all over the place. Tom and Martina Duffy and family, Walshpark have pulled out all the stops once again and have created Bonners army in their front lawn. They wish to offer thanks to Ger Leahy from Killyion for the use of his 1956 Army Troop Carrier which weights 28 Tonne and which they have decorated appropriately for the occasion. All in the parish are getting behind ‘Bonner’ Ken and Tipperary on Sunday.  Up Tipp.

Portumna College of Further Education

(Old VEC) St.Brigid’s Road   QQI/FETAC Certified  Courses  in Horticulture,  Business Studies/Retail,Tourism,  Food Safety/HACCP,  Computers,  Spanish,  English for Speakers of other languages,  Adult Literacy.   All courses free for unemployed, jobseekers , and elder citizens, fees for the employed.   Contact: Michael at  087 6258696,   090 9741946  and  e-mail : michael.cunniffe@gretb.ie  and  Justin 0863954259.

 Art Exhibition.

Portumna’s Shorelines Arts Exhibition 2014 will run this year from 7th-28th September at The Gallery at The Workhouse Portumna. Local artists wishing to submit a piece are asked to bring it to the Workhouse on 1st Sept from 6.30-8pm. Further details from 086-3195603.

Annual Threshing.

Borrisokane and District Vintage Clubs annual threshing, vintage show and family fun day has a new venue this year. It takes place in Lorrha Village on the 14th of September. There will be a dog show with 12 classes, trade stands and craft stalls. There will also be an old time grass demonstration (weather permitting).

Smile Awhile & laugh A Little Every Day.

Gallagher opened the morning newspaper and was dumbfounded to read in the obituary column that he had died.

He quickly phoned his best friend, Finney.

“Did you see the paper?” asked Gallagher. “They say I died!!”
“Yes, I saw it!” replied Finney.  “Where are ye callin’ from?”


Lorrha Notes

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Lorrha U14 camogie team who had a great win over Portroe recently in the Championship. 

Church News.

Instead of the Vigil Mass, in Redwood Church during the month of  September, Liturgy of the Word and Communion will take place at 8.00pm. This will involve people from the parish leading the Faith Community in prayer.

Killaloe  Diocese – Autumn  Pilgrimage to Lourdes:  will leave Shannon Airport on Tuesday, October 7th returning on Sunday, October 12th.  The cost this year is €657 pp with a €10 discount for online booking.

Booking forms may be obtained from J.W.T. 143 Lower Baggott St. Dublin 2.    Tel. 01 2410810 or www.joewalshtours.ie .

 Annual Mass of Thanksgiving

The annual Mass of Thanksgiving will be celebrated in Redwood Castle on Friday coming, 29th August at 8.00p.m.  All   are   welcome.

 Birthday Greetings.

Congratulations and many good wishes is extended to Mary O’Brien, The Pike, Rathcabbin who celebrated her 80th birthday recently. Mary celebrated this wonderful occasion with family and friends in Kelly’s Last Chance pub in Rathcabbin. Well done Mary.

Late Mai Guinan.

The sudden death occurred on Saturday 16th in Portumna Retirement Home of Mai Guinan, Ballymacegan, Lorrha. Nee Murray, Mai was a friendly outgoing person who loved the company of friends and neighbours. She and her late husband farmed in Ballymacegan throughout their married lives. Predeceased by her husband Kevin she is survived by her sister Madge Stapleton, brother Dick, niece, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends to whom sympathy is offered. After funeral Mass in St. Ruadhan’s Church Lorrha on Tuesday 19th burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to the relatives of Alfie Dyer, Lorrha who passed away  recently. After funeral service in St. Ruadhan’s C.O.I. Lorrha on Saturday 16th burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.

 Autumn De-Clutter.

Lorrha Development/ Tidy Towns continue with unused clothes collection throughout the Autumn months. De-clutter your wardrobe, attack your attic, recycle all unwanted/unused items of clothing to make room for your Autumn collection. We will accept any kind of bag or in bags provided by the committee. We can collect your unwanted items. Just call or text  (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (086) 8355405 with your name and details. We appreciate your support. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep three adults employed.

Home Instead  Senior Care:

Next FREE Dementia Education Workshop is in Thurles on Tuesday 16th September in the Anner Hotel.  These workshops offer families practical advice on caring for a loved one with a dementia.  This training is also being provided to multidisciplinary Staff (such as caterers) working in Nenagh Hospital to enhance staffs ability to communicate and understand patients with memory. For more information visit the Alzheimer’s and dementia care section of our  website:  www.HomeInstead.ie/Alzheimers-Dementia-Care

Table Quiz.

Shorelines Arts Festival Annual Fundraiser Table Quizwill take place on Friday, August 29th at 9pm in The Boathouse Bar. A vast range of prizes kindly donated by Friends & Sponsors. Student tables are €20 and adult tables €40 for a table of 4. A fun night for all age groups.

Re-Opening.

The popular mother, toddler and baby group will re-open in Lorrha Community Hall on Thursday September 4th at 10.30am. All toddlers and baby’s are welcome to attend with a parent.

Art Exhibition.

Portumna’s Shorelines Arts Exhibition 2014 will run this year from 7th-28th September at The Gallery at The Workhouse Portumna. Local artists wishing to submit a piece are asked to bring it to the Workhouse on 1st Sept from 6.30-8pm. Further details from 086-3195603.

Course  Opportunities.

FETAC (level 5) course commences on 13th October, in Birr. Opportunities for persons aged 18 – 35 to gain qualification to work in public/private care sector. Enquiries (without obligation) to Mary or Linda @  087 7385989.

Fundraising Walk.

Rory Dunne from Borrisokane is walking Carrauntoohil on Saturday coming August 30th as a fundraising effort. All money collected will be going to the Roscrea branch of Pieta House. This organisation provide a free councilling service for people with self harm and suicidal thoughts. Rory can be contacted at (087) 6616769 and all contributions towards his efforts for this fundraiser will be greatly appreciated.

Camogie Notes.

Junior A Championship:

The Lorrha girls are playing in the 3rd round of the Championship on this Sunday the 31st of August against Cashel in Cashel GAA Grounds at 12 noon. The girls have had two wins from two so far in the group stages. We urge all supporters to come and support the team and we wish all the best of luck.
U14’s:
Well Done to the Lorrha U14’s who had a great win on Thursday evening over a strong and skillful Portroe side. It was a very entertaining and close match with some great skill on show. The Lorrha girls came out with a one goal win in the end. Well done girls. Congratulations to Tipperary U16 team on their great win over Galway in the All-Ireland final.

 

Smile Awhile and Laugh a Little Every Day.

 

 

Life before the Computer

 

MEMORY was something you lost with age.

An APPLICATION was for employment.

A PROGRAMME was a TV show.

A CURSOR used blasphemy.

A KEYBOARD     was a piano.

A WEB      was a spider’s home.

A VIRUS was the flu.

A CD was a bank account.

A HARD DRIVE was a long trip on the road.

A MOUSE PAD was where a mouse lived.

A MONITOR was a school prefect or young teacher.

And if you had a 31/2 inch floppy, you just hoped nobody found out!


Lorrha Notes

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The Lorrha under 12 camogie team that participated in a blitz held in Semple Stadium celebrating 110 years of the Camogie Association.

Church News.

Please note that the Alleluia Chorus Youth Choir will perform at Mass in Rathcabbin on this Sunday coming the 24th at 11.30am. This is one Mass you should not miss.

Instead of the Vigil Mass, in Redwood Church during the month of  September, Liturgy of the Word and Communion will take place at 8.00pm. This will involve people from the parish leading the Faith Community in prayer.

The Annual Holycross Pilgrimage will take place on Wednesday, 27th August. Names as soon as possible to Betty  at  087-6667374.  (Full details will be given when you make contact to book your seat)

Killaloe  Diocese – Autumn  Pilgrimage to Lourdes:  will leave Shannon Airport on Tuesday, October 7th returning on Sunday, October 12th.  The cost this year is €657 pp with a €10 discount for online booking.

Booking forms may be obtained from J.W.T. 143 Lower Baggott St. Dublin 2.    Tel. 01 2410810 or www.joewalshtours.ie .

Parish Pastoral Council Meeting on Thursday 21st August, @ 8.30pm in Parochial house, Lorrha.

Donation To North Tipp Hospice.

Lorrha Development Association / Tidy Towns will make a contribution from the sale of the clothing collection, which has proven to be so successful, to North Tipperary Hospice during a BBQ in Louis and Kathleen McCormack’s pub on Friday night,  August 22nd. Any donations from the night will also go directly to North Tipp Hospice. Music session on the night where we welcome anyone who wishes to join in. We invite all, especially all our many and wonderful, loyal helpers, supporters and sponsors who have worked with us throughout the years and which is much appreciated by us.  We look forward to meeting you all on the 22nd from 9pm.

Autumn De-Clutter.

Lorrha Development/ Tidy Towns continue with unused clothes collection throughout the Autumn months. De-clutter your wardrobe, attack your attic, recycle all unwanted/unused items of clothing to make room for your Autumn collection. We will accept any kind of bag or in bags provided by the committee. We can collect your unwanted items. Just call or text  (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (086) 8355405 with your name and details. We appreciate your support. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep three adults employed.

Recent Wedding.

The wedding of Stacey Sullivan, daughter of Oliver and Annette, Gurteen, Rathcabbin, to Bernard Guinan son of Maureen, and of the late John, Culleen Rathcabbin, took place on the 14th of August in St. Columcille’s Church Ballinahowen.

The bride was attended by her two sisters Suzanne and Sarah and by two of her friends Aideen Rosney and Alison Delaney. Best man was Tony Guinan, brother of the groom with his three brothers Joe, John and Pat doing the duty of groomsmen. The beautiful flower girls were Hazel McCarthy and Chloe McCarthy both cousins of the bride and the Page boys were Cael Sinnott and Oliver Guinan, both nephews of the groom. Celebrant for the occasion was Fr. Joesph Kennedy while the beautiful church music was by Ms. Patrice O Connor. The Offertory was by Ann Robinson, sister of the groom and Annette Sullivan mother of the bride.  The couple chose to spend their honeymoon in Cancun,  Mexico.

Congratulations and many good wishes is extended to Stacey and Bernard for a long and happy life together in Rathcabbin.

 Taste of Lough Derg Update.

Larkins Bar & Restaurant will host a Garden Party & Talent Show for their A Taste of Lough Derg Event on the 24th of August

Art Exhibition.

Portumna’s Shorelines Arts Exhibition 2014 will run this year from 7th-28th September at The Gallery at The Workhouse Portumna. Local artists wishing to submit a piece are asked to bring it to the Workhouse on 1st Sept from 6.30-8pm. Further details from 086-3195603.

Course  Opportunities.

FETAC (level 5) course commences on 13th October, in Birr. Opportunities for persons aged 18 – 35 to gain qualification to work in public/private care sector. Enquiries (without obligation) to Mary or Linda @  087 7385989.

Camogie Notes.

Well done to the  Camogie team who won their second round of the Junior A Championship v  Burgess. The girls now have two games won from two and play Cashel next fixed for Sunday the 31st of Aug. Final score Lorrha 1.16 Burgess/Duharra 2.5

Underage training continues during the week with the U14’s due to play Portroe at home on Thursday evening at 7.15pm and the U12’s to play in a blitz in Semple Stadium on Friday starting at 2pm. Well Done to all who participated in the U12 ‘Camán To Thurles’ on Friday in Semple Stadium, Thurles celebrating 101 years of the Camogie Association. Lorrha’s U12 Team, mentors & parents had a great few hours is Semple and the girls loved playing on the Thurles pitch.
Well Done:
Well done to Bonner Maher, Ken Hogan and the Tipperary Senior hurling team as they have reached the All Ireland Final. The 7th of September will be a proud day for the Club!

Smile Awhile and Laugh a Little Every Day.

 We could learn a lot from crayons. Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull. Some have weird names and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box.