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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

Lorrha Notes

The 2015 Lorrha Parish Calendar is on sale throughout the Parish. If you would like to receive a copy in the post call 086  8647166 or email info@lorrhadorrha.ie

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The Bridge below the town!! Lorrha N.S. pupils were taken on a guided history walk of Birr recently. Led by Margaret Hogan, Historian, the group are pictured here on Bagnall’s Bridge in the Park. More photos on www.lorrhans.ie

Carol Service

A Carol Service will be held in St Rudhans Church of Ireland on Thursday 18th Dec at 8.00pm. with guest choir the Omna Singers. All are welcome.

Christmas Market and Auction.

Lorrha Development / Tidy Towns wish to extend thanks to all who supported in whatever way the Annual fundraising Christmas Market and Auction. As this is our main fundraiser, without it we simply could not continue the work around the village to the extent that it is. Prizewinners in the draw was. Hamper: Sinead Reddan, Millfarm, Make Up hamper: Ronan O’Meara, Grange, Wine: Avie Darcy, Abbeyville, Biscuits: Lisa Duggan, Brambles, Wine: Carmel Hogan, Ballymacegan, Garden set: Thomas Hartnett, Ballymacegan, Candle Lamb: Gay Needham, Lorrha. Avie Darcy was also the lucky winner of the guess the weight of the cake, while Lisa Duggan also was the lucky winner of the Treasure Hunt. The winner of the slogan competition was Mikie Houlihan from Culleen, Rathcabbin. Mikie who is a 4th class pupil in Redwood School was delighted to see his slogan up in print. His winning slogan ‘Come on down to the Tidy Town…. Lorrha. Working together for a cleaner better future’ is exactly what Lorrha Development / Tidy Towns is all about and Mikie sums it up well in his winning slogan. Well done Mikie and many thanks to all who entered. Secretary Mary Coen presented Mikie with his cash prize which no doubt will come in handy for the Christmas

Reminder.

Don’t forget to get your copy of the 2015 Lorrha Parish Calendar which is on sale throughout the parish. The calendar is packed from front cover to back with photographs from the past and the present. Proceeds from the sale of the calendar is used towards the upkeep of Lorrha Village. If you would like to have a copy posted to you please call (086) 8647166 or email info@lorrhadorrha.ie  Your support is much appreciated.

Christmas Eve Pageant.

The pupils from Lorrha National School will present “The Nativity” on Christmas Eve in Lorrha Church at 7.30pm. followed by Mass. All are welcome so do come along and join us. The pupils and staff wish all a happy and peaceful Christmas.

Church News.

Christmas Eve Vigil Mass will be held in Lorrha Church  at  8.00pm.  Christmas Day Masses    in Redwood Church at 9.30a.m. and Rathcabbin Church at 11.30a.m.

Winter De-Clutter.

Lorrha Development/ Tidy Towns continue with unused clothes collection throughout theAutumn months. De-clutter your wardrobe, attack your attic, recycle all unwanted/unused items of clothing to make room for your Winter 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 two adults employed.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement.

Our Christmas lunch is taking place in the near future. We would like to see all our members attend and look forward to seeing you all there. There will be no meeting in Lorrha Hall on Wednesday 17th Dec. Meetings will resume on January 8th. Happy and peaceful Christmas to all.

Redwood School

The Christmas variety show will be held on Wednesday, 17th December at 7.00 p.m. in Redwood Church. The children will perform “Whoops-a-daisy angel!” along with music and dance and songs from their performance at the Hallelujah Concert in Dublin. Raffle and refreshments afterwards in the school. All are very welcome.

Hallelujah Young Voices Choir

The pupils from 2nd to 6th class took part in the Hallelujah concert in Citywest, Dublin on Wednesday, 03rd December. It was a fantastic experience and thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Lorrha Tidy Towns

Well done to Mikey Houlihan, 4th class on winning the slogan competition with Lorrha Development Association with his entry ‘Come on down to the Tidy Town…. Lorrha. Working together for a cleaner better future’

Fun Fridays

A big thank you to all the parents and toddlers who attended our Fun Friday session over the past four weeks. We had a hugely enjoyable final session with the matinee performance of “Whoops-a-daisy angel!” and a visit from Santa himself!! Thanks also to Charlene Duane and the children in Little feet pre-school, Ballymacegan for joining us for the show.

Rathcabbin Tidy Towns Draw

A raffle for a tractor trailer load of timber, a hamper worth €150 and €100 of bricquettes and coal is being held on Sunday night 21st December in Kelly’s. Tickets are €5, book of three for €10, limited to 300 tickets and are available at Kelly’s and being sold by members of the association.

Self employed/unemployed/farmers/retired Christmas Party

A Christmas do for people who haven’t a work Christmas party to go to will be held in Kelly’s on Saturday 20th December. Music by Pio Ryan and friends and surprise musical guests.  Bring your santa hat and tambourine.

 

Smile Awhile & Laugh A Little Every Day.

Jack staggered home very late after another evening with his drinking buddy, Paddy.  He took off his shoes to avoid waking his wife, Mary.. He tiptoed as quietly as he could toward the stairs leading to their upstairs bedroom, but misjudged the bottom step. As he caught himself by grabbing the banister, his body swung around and he landed heavily on his rump. A whiskey bottle in each back pocket broke and made the landing especially painful. Managing not to yell, Jack sprung up, pulled down his pants, and looked in the hall mirror to see that his butt cheeks were cut and bleeding. He managed to quietly find a full box of Band-Aids and began putting a Band-Aid as best he could on each place he saw blood.  He then hid the now almost empty Band-Aid box and shuffled and stumbled his way to bed.  In the morning, Jack woke up with searing pain in both his head and butt and Mary staring at him from across the room.  She said, “You were drunk again last night weren’t you?”  Jack said, “Why do you say such a mean thing?” “Well,” Mary said, “it could be the open front door, it could be the broken glass at the bottom of the stairs, it could be the drops of blood trailing through the house, it could be your bloodshot eyes, but mostly…..it’s all those Band-Aids stuck on the hall mirror”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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The 2015 Lorrha Parish Calendar is on sale throughout the parish. If you would like to have a copy posted to you, call (086) 8647166 or email info@lorrhadorrha.ie

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Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns recently organised a Slogan Competition through the local schools. The overall winner was Mikie Houlihan from Culleen, Rathcabbin. Mikie who is a 4th class pupil in Redwood School was delighted to see his slogan up in print when he came to collect his cash prize during the Annual Christmas Market and Auction held in Lorrha on Sunday last. His winning slogan ‘Come on down to the Tidy Town…. Lorrha. Working together for a cleaner better future’ is exactly what Lorrha Development / Tidy Towns is all about and Mikie sums it up well in his winning slogan. Dev. Secretary Mary Coen presents Mikie with his prize. The committee thank all the entrants and the schools for promotion.

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Rathcabbin School pupils pictured as they supported the Annual Team Hope Shoe Box Appeal for children less off than themselves. 

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L-R: Instructor James Dillon,(4th Degree Black Belt) Mikey Houlihan age 9 (Brown Belt), Niamh Patterson (Yellow Belt) Professor Edward Downey (8th Degree Black Belt) and Front L-R: Aaron McDonagh & Sean Patterson (Yellow Belts) all pupils from Redwood NS and attend classes with James Dillon in Portumna

Carol Service

A Carol Service will be held in St Rudhans Church of Ireland on Thursday 18th Dec at 8.00pm. with guest choir the Omna Singers. All are welcome.

2015 Calendar.

Don’t forget to get your copy of the 2015 Lorrha Parish Calendar which is on sale throughout the parish. The calendar is packed from front cover to back with photographs from the past and the present. Proceeds from the sale of the calendar is used towards the upkeep of Lorrha Village. If you would like to have a copy posted to you please call (086) 8647166 or email info@lorrhadorrha.ie  Your support is much appreciated.

Church News.

Christmas Eve Vigil Mass will be held in Lorrha Church  at  8.00pm preceded by the children from Lorrha School performing The Nativity at 7.30pm.  Christmas Day Masses    in Redwood Church at 9.30a.m. and Rathcabbin Church at 11.30a.m.

Reminder.

The annual Christmas ladies night out in “The Shed” in Lorrha will take place this coming Saturday night the 13th Dec. at 8.00pm. Go on pamper yourself with a lovely meal and then dance the night away with D.J. Ray. Booking is advisable so if you are interested contact Lil on (087) 6057363.

Gratitude.

The three schools in the parish Lorrha, Redwood and Rathcabbin, with to offer thanks to all involved in Borrisokane Vintage club for their recent financial contribution to the schools, money which was raised as a result of the threshing day and display held in Lorrha earlier in the year. These contributions will be put to very good use.

Winter De-Clutter.

Lorrha Development/ Tidy Towns continue with unused clothes collection throughout theAutumn months. De-clutter your wardrobe, attack your attic, recycle all unwanted/unused items of clothing to make room for your Winter 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 two adults employed.

Tracing Gibson – Kennedy  Relatives.

Ian Cairns is trying to trace his Irish and Lorrha relatives. His Great, Great Grandmother Jane Gibson, baptized at Lorrha 01 February 1841. Her father was John Gibson and mother was Alice Kennedy. Jane departed Cobh, first for Liverpool, then Melbourne, Australia, aboard the ‘James Fernie’ in 1857. She spent a few years in Melbourne and then sailed to Otago, New Zealand in about 1862. She died in 1915.  She was married twice and had 3 daughters. Jane could not read or write, so it is assumed there was never any communication back to Ireland. One possible clue is that Jane could play the piano. Perhaps she learnt that in Ireland before she left?  Ian is trying to find out more about Jane and her family and would appreciate any help or information at all that can be offered to him. He can be contacted by post at 61 The Esplanade, Raumati South, Paraparaumu 5032, New Zealand or by email at Ianjamescairns@gmail.com His full report on Jane can be viewed on www.lorrhadorrha.ie under the Guestbook page.

News From Lorrha School.

The pupils once again responded with great generosity to the Annual Team Hope Shoebox appeal. Many of them filled the box with useful items for children less well off than themselves.

Prize winners

Congratulations is extended to Chloe Kennedy who won a book and a trophy in a colouring competition in the recent book week competition held in Portumna Library. Chloe was presented with her prizes at an awards ceremony held in the Library. Blathnaid Bennett and Hannah O’Meara were also winners in a travel poster competition as part of the Green Schools project on travelling to school. Scoil Lua Naofa pupils are working hard on their Fourth green flag, the theme of which is Travel.

First Steps.

We continue with our First Steps  writing programme where pupils learn the different types of writing and the pupils are enjoying this programme.

Blue Star Programme.

This year we have entered the Blue Star Programme. This is a venture of the “Communicating Europe Initiative”  which is aimed to foster better understanding and knowledge of the European Union and how it affects our lives amongst Irish primary pupils through classroom projects and activities. It will also involve school staff, parents and the wider community. The idea is to foster a strong sense of awareness of the EU among participants that goes far beyond the school walls and into the wider community.

Rathcabbin National School News

School Christmas concert will be held in the village hall on Wednesday Dec 10th at 7.30pm. This is always a great highlight to our school year and we wish all the pupils well as they take to the stage and do us proud.  There will be a raffle on the night with tickets on sale in Kellys beforehand and on the night. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.

Fundraising Draw.

Lorrha Apostolic Work Society will be holding their annual fundraising draw in Lorrha Community Hall on Thursday night December 11th at 8p.m. In the meantime, ticket sellers are out and about and will be calling to you. Tickets are €2 per line. Please support.

School Concert.

The children of Redwood N.S.  present their annual Christmas variety show on Wednesday, 17th Dec at 7 p.m in Redwood Church. They will perform the play “Whoops-a-daisy angel! “along  with a wonderful display of Irish music and dance including songs from the children’s performance in the hallelujah Young voices Choir  . Refreshments and raffle  in the school afterwards.  Everybody Welcome!

 

Smile Awhile & Laugh A Little Every Day

 

After being married for thirty years, a wife asked her husband to describe her. He looked at her for a while, then said, “You’re an alphabet wife ….. A , B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K.” She asks … “What the hell does that mean?” He said,” Adorable, Beautiful, Cute, Delightful, Elegant, Foxy, Gorgeous, and Hot”. She smiled happily and said … “Oh, that’s so lovely, but what about I, J, K?” He said, “I’m Just Kidding!” The swelling in his eye is going down, Most bones are healing, and the doctor is fairly optimistic about saving his legs…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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 IMG_8940 (2)The 2015 Lorrha Parish Calendar is on sale throughout the parish. If you would like to have a copy posted to you, call (086) 8647166 or email info@lorrhadorrha.ie

Mother Knows Best Cast Photo Lorrha Variety Group Cast of Mother Knows Best which will be staged in Lorrha Hall from Friday night 5th to Sunday night 7th. Doors open at 8.00pm curtains up at 8.30pm

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Late Kathleen Slevin.

The death occurred of Kathleen Slevin, Portland, Lorrha on Wednesday November 26th. Kitty as she was known to all, was nee Kennedy from Redwood and she had reached the fine age of 92 years. Out and about until recent month’s, she was honoured last July along with other members of her class, during the 75th Anniversary celebrations of Redwood school. A lady of many fine qualities, she reared a family of three girls along with her husband Jimmy who predeceased her in 1993. Kitty was a homemaker first and foremost who loved to keep her home spick and span, painting and decorating it with love and attention. She loved her garden too and in her spare time, to read. A quiet and always smiling friendly lady, she will be sadly missed by all who knew and came in contact with her but most of all by her family.  Sympathy is extended to her last remaining sister Josie (Roscommon), daughters Ann Nevin (Lorrha), Phyllis Levelle (France), Kathleen O’Halloran (Galway), sons –in-law John, Jacques, Ulick, grandchildren, great- grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends on their sad loss. Her remains were removed from her daughter Ann’s house on Saturday morning for funeral Mass in St. Ruadhan’s Church, Lorrha and afterwards burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Final Reminder. Fundraising Christmas Market and Auction on Sunday December 7th in Lorrha Hall from 1.00p.m. Auction of timber, turf, fodder at 2.00p.m. sharp. Santa will be paying his usual visit and will arrive at 3pm. There will be fun for all the family with plenty of gift’s to choose from for Christmas. This is a very important fundraiser for Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns and is their main fundraiser every year. Your support is much appreciated.

2015 Calendar. The 2015 Lorrha Parish Calendar is on sale throughout the parish and in Portumna, in time to post to loved one’s for Christmas, especially those living away from home. It also serves as a lovely keepsake. The calendar is packed from front cover to back with photographs from the past and the present. Proceeds from the sale of the calendar is used towards the upkeep of Lorrha Village. If you would like to have a copy posted to you please call (086) 8647166 or email info@lorrhadorrha.ie

Mother Knows Best. Lorrha Variety group will be performing “Mother Knows Best” written by Jimmy Keary and directed by Phil Quigley 5th, 6th and 7th December in Lorrha Hall. Doors open at 8.00, curtains up at 8.30pm.

Collection Point. Anyone wishing to donate their unwanted clothes, bags, shoes, belts can bring them along to the collection point which will be available at the Christmas Market and Auction in Lorrha on December 7th.

Church News. Friday 5th December, is the First Friday of the month. Mass in Lorrha Church at 10.00a.m. – Confessions beforehand. Liturgy of the Word and distribution of Communion in Rathcabbin Church at 7.30p.m. The prayers will have an Advent Theme. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Thursday from 10am to 10pm in Rathcabbin Church. We invite all parishioners to come and stay a while in the presence of Jesus.

Text Alert Meeting. A very important meeting will be held in Rathcabbin Hall on Wednesday night 3rd Dec. at 8.00p.m. with the purpose of setting up a text alert system in the parish. It was never as important as it is right now to be security conscious and alert to what’s happening around us so this meeting is in the interest of all parishioners.

Ladies Night Out. The annual Christmas ladies night out in “The Shed” in Lorrha will take place this year on Saturday night the 13th December at 8.00pm. This is a fun night out for all ladies who wish to have a good enjoyable time before the serious business of Christmas sets in. So pamper yourself with a lovely meal and then dance the night away with D.J. Ray. Booking is advisable so if you are interested contact Lil on (087) 6057363.

Fun Friday. “Fun Fridays” continues this Fri, 05th Dec from 11 – 12 with “Aistear” – learning through play. €3.00 per family. Everybody welcome!!! Phone Redwood NS on 090 9747186, email: redwoodns@live.ie, website: www.redwoodns.ie

Winter De-Clutter. Lorrha Development/ Tidy Towns continue with unused clothes collection throughout theAutumn months. De-clutter your wardrobe, attack your attic, recycle all unwanted/unused items of clothing to make room for your Winter 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 two adults employed.

Active Retirement.

We are now planning our Christmas lunch and hope all our members will attend. If you would like to attend, please get in touch with us. Call Barry (086) 8143002 or Betty to book your place.

Rathcabbin School Concert. The school’s Christmas concert will be held in the village hall on Wednesday Dec 10th at 7.30pm. This is always a great highlight to our school year and we wish all the pupils well as they take to the stage and do us proud.  There will be a raffle on the night with tickets on sale in Kellys beforehand. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.

Smile Awhile & Laugh a Little Every Day. An Irishman wanting to become a Priest went to see the Bishop who said “You must answer 3 questions on the Bible”. 1st – Who was born in a stable?” “Red Rum” he replied 2nd – What do you think of Damascus ?” “It kills 99% of all germs” he replied. 3rd – What happened when the disciples went to Mount Olive ?” “That’s easy” he said “Popeye kicked the s… out of them!!”                        


Lorrha Notes

 

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Lorrha Variety group will be performing “Mother Knows Best” written by Jimmy Keary and directed by Phil Quigley 5th, 6th and 7th December in Lorrha Hall. Doors open at 8.00, curtains up at 8.30pm.

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The 2015 Lorrha Parish Calendar is on sale throughout the parish. If you would like to have a copy posted to you, call (086) 8647166 or email info@lorrhadorrha.ie

 Ladies Night Out.

The annual Christmas ladies night out in “The Shed” in Lorrha will take place this year on Saturday night the 13th December at 8.00pm. This is a fun night out for all ladies who wish to have a good enjoyable time before the serious business of Christmas sets in. So pamper yourself with a lovely meal and then dance the night away with D.J. Ray. Booking is advisable so if you are interested contact Lil on (087) 6057363.

Fundraising Draw.

Lorrha Apostolic Work Society will be holding their annual fundraising draw in Lorrha Community Hall on Thursday night December 11th at 8p.m. In the meantime, ticket sellers are out and about and will be calling to you. Tickets are €2 per line. Please support.

Church News.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Thursday from 10am to 10pm in Rathcabbin Church. We invite all parishioners to come and stay a while in the presence of Jesus. Fr Gerard McCarthy will give his final talk on the Eucharist, on  Wednesday night 26th November at 7.30pm in Pastoral Centre, Nenagh.  Contact, Srs. Rita Corry/ Patricia Greene  06732830.  It would be helpful to contact if you are attending.

2015 Calendar.

The 2015 Lorrha Parish Calendar is on sale throughout the parish and in Portumna, in time to post to loved one’s for Christmas, especially those living away from home. It also serves as a lovely keepsake. The calendar is packed from front cover to back with photographs from the past and the present. Proceeds from the sale of the calendar is used towards the upkeep of Lorrha Village. If you would like to have a copy posted to you please call (086) 8647166 or email info@lorrhadorrha.ie

Winter 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 Winter 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 two adults employed.

Mother Knows Best.

Lorrha Variety group will be performing “Mother Knows Best” written by Jimmy Keary and directed by Phil Quigley 5th, 6th and 7th December in Lorrha Hall. Doors open at 8.00, curtains up at 8.30pm.

Christmas Market & Auction.

Lorrha Development Association / Tidy Towns will be holding their Annual fundraising Christmas Market and Auction on Sunday December 7th in Lorrha Hall. There is still space available for tables for the market.To book a table can contact Liz on (090) 9747893 or Mary on (090) 9747196. Anyone wishing to donate items of fuel, fodder, meal etc. simple anything that can be sold or auctioned, please contact Louis on (086) 8493595 or Rose on (086) 8647166. All donations gratefully received. Santa will be paying his usual visit and will arrive at 3pm. Tickets are on sale throughout the parish for a food hamper, biscuits and wine. Your support is much appreciated.  Children in the three schools in the parish are asked to compete in designing a slogan for Lorrha Development. The winning slogan will receive a cash prize.

New Year Course.

Landscaping & Horticulture course starting 5th January 2015 in St. Rynagh’s College of Further Education, Banagher. Now recruiting! FETAC Level 4 Major Award in Horticulture- 6 month full time course- SOLAS training allowance will apply. To register for the course, contact Monica Larkin on 087 6835561

Bogs Action Group.

A victory celebration in Treacy’s, Killimor will be held on Saturday night 29th November. Guests of honour will be Luke “Ming” Flanagan MEP and Michael Fitzmaurice TD. Cllr. Des Joyce will also be in attendance. Music by Joe Connors and Shillelagh. Everybody is welcome to our celebration. Our elected representatives are standing with the people.

Music in the Home.

There will be live music and dancing with Kieran White on next Sunday, 30th November, at 2 o’clock in St. Kieran’s Care Home, Rathcabbin. Refreshments for all. Everyone welcome.

Collection Point.

Anyone wishing to donate their unwanted clothes, bags, shoes, belts can bring them along to the collection point which will be available at the Christmas Market and Auction in Lorrha on December 7th.

Redwood School.

Congratulations to all the children that took part in the Stephanie Power School of Irish Dancing Feis on Sunday last.

Fun Fridays
Fun Fridays continue this Friday with the ever popular Kindermusik. 11:00 to 12:00 Everybody welcome!! €3.00 per family. Phone Redwood NS on 090 9747186 . Email: redwoodns@live.ie
Website: www.redwoodns.ie

 

Smile Awhile & Laugh a Little Every Day.

 

Walking into the bar, Mike said to Charlie the bartender,
“Pour me a stiff one – just had another fight with the  little woman.”

“Oh yeah?” said Charlie, “And how did this one end?”

“When it was over,” Mike replied, “She came to me on her hands and knees.”

“Really,” said Charles, “Now that’s a switch!  What did she say?”

She said, “Come out from under the bed, you little chicken.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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The 2015 Lorrha Parish Calendar is on sale throughout the parish. If you would like to have a copy posted to you, call (086) 8647166 or email info@lorrhadorrha.ie

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Pupils from Lorrha School who donated presents in the Team Hope Shoe Box Appeal for children less fortunate than themselves.

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Redwood School Pupils who attended the Athletics in Thurles recently 

Table Quiz.

North Tipperary Ploughing Association will hold a fundraising table quiz on Friday night 21st November at 8.30p.m. in The Yanks, Borrisokane. €40 per table. Winners €100. Raffle, refreshments and rattle your brains!!!

Well Done Aoife.

Congratulations to Aoife Mounsey, Lorrha who was presented recently with a Pope John Paul 11award  in the diocese of Killaloe. The presentation was made by Bishop Kieran O’Reilly and Clare hurler Colin Ryan. A past pupil of Lorrha N.S. Aoife is presently a student in Portumna Community School and was one of 101 young people from across the diocese to receive the award which recognises the work of young people in various aspects of their communities. Well done Aoife.

A New Year Date.

Rathcabbin Players held their annual general meeting recently and the same committee as last year will continue the good work of the group. Chairman – Tadhg Nevin, Vice Chairman – Ray Clancy, Secretary – Fiona Kennedy, Treasurer – Willie Reddin, Assistant Treasurer – Eamon Smyth, PRO –Rose Mannion. The group have chosen a three act comedy “Wild Goose Chase” written by Derek Benfield and rehearsals will commence shortly. Back as producer for his second year with the group is Banagher man Brendan Dolan who will guide the thespians to their end of January performance. Watch this space for more details coming soon.

Fundraising Draw.

Lorrha Apostolic Work Society will be holding their annual fundraising draw in Lorrha Community Hall on Thursday night December 11th at 8p.m. In the meantime, ticket sellers are out and about and will be calling to you. Tickets are €2 per line. Please support.

Church News.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Thursday from 10am to 10pm in Rathcabbin Church. We invite all parishioners to come and stay a while in the presence of Jesus. Ormond Octaves Choir invite you to the launch of their Choral Favourites CD, at the Thatched Cottage, Ballycommon, on Saturday 22nd November @ 8.00pm. All welcome.   Proceeds in aid of Torth Tipp Hospice.

2015 Calendar.

The 2015 Lorrha Parish Calendar is on sale throughout the parish and in Portumna, in time to post to loved one’s for Christmas, especially those living away from home. It also serves as a lovely keepsake. The calendar is packed from front cover to back with photographs from the past and the present. Proceeds from the sale of the calendar is used towards the upkeep of Lorrha Village. If you would like to have a copy posted to you please call (086) 8647166 or email info@lorrhadorrha.ie

Winter 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 Winter 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 two adults employed.

Mother Knows Best.

Lorrha Variety group will be performing “Mother Knows Best” written by Jimmy Keary and directed by Phil Quigley 5th, 6th and 7th December in Lorrha Hall.

Due to popular demand, Fun Fridays return at Redwood NS!

Calling all babies, toddlers, Mums, Dads, Grannies etc for some extra special FUN!! Storyteller, games & much more fun and play every Friday from 11:00 to 12:00 commencing Friday, 21st November for 4 weeks. Everybody welcome!! €3.00 per family. Phone Redwood NS on 090 9747186 . Email: redwoodns@live.ie Website: www.redwoodns.ie

Christmas Market & Auction.

Lorrha Development Association / Tidy Towns will be holding their Annual fundraising Christmas Market and Auction on Sunday December 7th in Lorrha Hall. Anyone wishing to book a table can contact Liz on (090) 9747893 or Mary on (090) 9747196. Anyone wishing to donate items of fuel, fodder, meal etc. simple anything that can be sold or auctioned, please contact Louis on (086) 8493595 or Rose on (086) 8647166. All donations gratefully received. Santa will be paying his usual visit. Tickets are on sale throughout the parish for a food hamper, biscuits and wine. Your support is much appreciated.  Watch this space for further details.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement.

We enjoyed a wonderful holiday on the Wild Atlantic Way in Westport visiting Kylemore Abbey with evening entertainment. We also had a day out at Adair where we were entertained by the local A.R.A. We had a delicious dinner and a tour of the village by bus. We continue to meet on Wednesday’s at 2.30pm in Lorrha Hall. Do join us if you can.

AGM

Portumna Arts Group and Shorelines Festival will hold their AGM on Thursday, 27th November at 8pm in the Irish Workhouse Centre – Portumna. All welcome! The agenda will include election of the 2015 committee, reports from 2014 as well as plans for Shorelines Arts Festival 2015. We would love to see more people getting involved — in whatever capacity, big or small!

New Year Course.

Landscaping & Horticulture course starting 5th January 2015 in St. Rynagh’s College of Further Education, Banagher. Now recruiting! FETAC Level 4 Major Award in Horticulture- 6 month full time course- SOLAS training allowance will apply. To register for the course, contact Monica Larkin on 087 6835561

Smile Awhile & Laugh a Little Every Day.

Save the earth….. It’s the only planet with chocolate!

 

 


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The 2015 Lorrha Parish Calendar is on sale throughout the parish and in Portumna, in time to post to loved one’s for Christmas, especially those living away from home. It also serves as a lovely keepsake. The calendar is packed from front cover to back with photographs from the past and the present. Lorrha Development / Tidy Towns committee wish to offer thanks to all who loaned photographs once again for this popular publication. If you would like to have a copy posted to you please call (086) 8647166 or email info@lorrhadorrha.ie

Late Veronica Mahon.

Veronica Mahon, nee Boyd, affectionately known as “Vonnie” sadly passed away on 24th October 2014. Vonnie originated from a farming background in Aglish, Birr, Co. Offaly. She led a very interesting, creative, versatile life. A lady of style and fashion. She was always passionate about music and for many years after much training, she played the piano and violinist for the Birr Theatre. She was the chief organist and singer at her parish church in Aglish, Birr and she also played the piano with a local group known as “The Shamrocks” in the showband era.

Vonnie was also well known in the business world of Birr where she ran her own very successful Hair and Beauty salon in Connaught Street before she got married. After she married Con Mahon, she moved to the Lorrha parish where she whole heartedly embrased farming life. She particularly enjoyed rearing exotic birds, loved flowers and gardening. She went on to become a mother to Siobhan and Fergal and later a grandmother to Leanne and Conor. She was known far and wide for her hospitality, warmth and humour. She was much loved and will be greatly missed. She has left behind a remarkable legacy of memories to be cherished and enjoyed by many. Sympathy is extended to her husband Con, son Fergal, daughter Siobhan, daughter – in – law Valerie, grandchildren  Conor and Leanne, sister Pamela Egan (Cree), brothers Alphonsus (Aglish) and Camillus (Aglish), sister – in – law, brother – in – law , nieces, nephews relatives and friends   on their sad loss. After funeral Mass in St. Ruadhan’s Church Lorrha on Monday October 27th  burial took place in the adjoining Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

 Church News.

Mass will be offered for the Holy Souls on Thursday 13th November in Lorrha Church at 9.30a.m. and on Tuesday 18th at 7.30p.m. In Redwood Church on Wednesday 19th at 7.30p.m. and on Friday 21st in Rathcabbin Church at 7.30p.m.

Talks on the Eucharist with Fr Gerard McCarthy who 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.

2015 Calendar.

The 2015 Lorrha Parish Calendar is now on sale throughout the parish and in Portumna, in time to post to loved one’s for Christmas, especially those living away from home. It also serves as a lovely keepsake. The calendar is packed from front cover to back with photographs from the past and the present. Lorrha Development / Tidy Towns committee wish to offer thanks to all who loaned photographs once again for this popular publication. If you would like to have a copy posted to you please call (086) 8647166 or email info@lorrhadorrha.ie

A Talk For Mental Health Week.

St. Rynagh’s Camogie Club, Banagher College Coláiste na Sionna and St.Rynagh’s Hurling Club in conjunction with Offaly Mental Health Week are hosting a talk by Conor Cusack in Banagher College Coláiste na Sionna on Friday 21st November at 7.30pm. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets €5 each and can be purchased by phoning 087 1894778.

Due to popular demand, Fun Fridays return at Redwood NS!

Calling all babies, toddlers, Mums, Dads, Grannies etc for some extra special FUN!! Storyteller, games & much more fun and play every Friday from 11:00 to 12:00 commencing Friday, 21st November for 4 weeks. Everybody welcome!! €3.00 per family. Phone Redwood NS on 090 9747186 . Email: redwoodns@live.ie Website: www.redwoodns.ie

AGM.
Lorrha Canmogie Club AGM takes place this Sunday the 16th of November at 5pm in the GAA Clubhouse in Moatfield. We invite all members of the public to attend and parents of the Juvenile & Adult Club members and anyone that has an interest in the Club going forward for 2015.

Winter 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 Winter 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 two adults employed.

Mother Knows Best.

Lorrha Variety group will be performing “Mother Knows Best” written by Jimmy Keary and directed by Phil Quigley 5th, 6th and 7th December in Lorrha hall.

Date For Your Diary.

Lorrha Development Association / Tidy Towns will be holding their Annual fundraising Christmas Market and Auction on Sunday December 7th in Lorrha Hall. Anyone wishing to book a table can contact Liz on (090) 9747893 or Mary on (090) 9747196. Anyone wishing to donate items of fuel, fodder, meal etc. simple anything that can be sold or auctioned, please contact Louis on (086) 8493595 or Rose on (086) 8647166. All donations gratefully received. Santa will be paying his usual visit. Watch this space for further details.

AGM

Portumna Arts Group and Shorelines Festival will hold their AGM on Thursday, 27th November at 8pm in the Irish Workhouse Centre – Portumna. All welcome! The agenda will include election of the 2015 committee, reports from 2014 as well as plans for Shorelines Arts Festival 2015. We would love to see more people getting involved — in whatever capacity, big or small!

 

Smile Awhile & Laugh a Little Every Day.

Joey and the Priest…

Bless me Father, for I have sinned. I have been with a loose girl. The priest asks, ‘Is that you, little Joey Pagano?’  ‘Yes, Father, it is.’ ‘And who was the girl you were with?’  ‘I can’t tell you, Father, I don’t want to ruin her reputation.’ ‘Well, Joey, I’m sure to find out her name sooner or later so you may as well tell me now. Was it Tina Minetti?’  ‘I cannot say.’ ‘Was it Teresa Mazzarelli?’  ‘I’ll never tell.’ ‘Was it Nina Capelli?’  ‘I’m sorry, but I cannot name her.’ ‘Was it Cathy Piriano?’  ‘My lips are sealed.’ ‘Was it Nana DiAngelo, then?’  ‘Please, Father, I cannot tell you.’ The priest sighs in frustration. ‘You’re very tight lipped, and I admire that.  But you’ve sinned and have to atone. You cannot be an altar boy now for 4 months. Now you go and behave yourself.’ Joey walks back to his pew, and his friend Franco slides over and whispers, ‘What’d you get ?’

‘Four months holiday and five good leads…’

 

 

 


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Jason Corrigan, Loughrea, graduated recently from N.U.I. with a Degree in Commerce. Jason is pictured here with his parents Tom and Deirdre and his Lorrha grandparents Anna May and Martin Corrigan, Portland. Jason’s dad Tom is formally from Portland and is well known in the parish. Well done Jason.

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Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Eamon Egan and family, Carrigahorig on the death of his mother Mary, Woodbank, Shannonbridge in her 97th year. After funeral Mass in St. Ciaran’s Church, Shannonbridge on Sunday last burial took place in Clonmacnois Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Church News.

Thursday 6th November, is Feast of All Saints of Ireland. Friday 7th is the First Friday of the month. Mass in Lorrha Church at 9.30a.m. and Rathcabbin at 7.30p.m. Confessions beforehand.

Meeting of the Para-Liturgy Group who have been chosen to celebrate Liturgy of the Word & distribution of Holy Communion will take place after the above Mass in Rathcabbin Church. Special Mass & Benediction in Rathcabbin at 7.30pm on Friday 7th Nov. All Adorers and everyone welcome.

Vigil Mass in Redwood Church next Saturday, will be at 7.30p.m.

Thank you to all the people who committed to adoration. It will continue every Thursday, 10am. – 10pm. in Rathcabbin Church.

Prayers for the Faithful Departed will be said in Bonoham Cemetery next Sunday, 9th November after  11.30a.m. Mass.

Calendar Launch.

The launch of the 2015 Lorrha Parish Calendar will take place on Friday night November 7th at 8.00pm in ‘The Shed’, Lorrha. Special guest is former Tipperary goalkeeper Ken Hogan. Ken was also on the backroom team with Tipp’s senior players last season. Lorrha Development Association wish to offer thanks to all who loaned photographs once again for the ever popular Calendar. Unfortunately we were unable to print them all. Your support is much appreciated as always. Light refreshments will be served on the night and all are welcome to attend.

News From Lorrha School.

It certainly has been a very busy first term in Scoil Lua Naofa. First we had a visit from Mieke Scholte from An Taisce on September 4th. Pupils were given a presentation which they found very interesting. We also undertook a Green School Travel Workshop on Monday 13th October in the school.

Classes.

Dancing continues on Fridays as does Speech and Drama lessons. Keyboard lessons for beginners take place on Wednesday evenings, with lessons for improvers on Thursday evenings. Swimming continues on Wednesdays with German classes on Mondays and Guitar lessons on Tuesday evenings.

Road Safety.

We had a visit from Ciaran Smithers in the Road safety Authority. We received a pack of High visibility vests, Going to School leaflets, Safe Cross Code pack.

Athletics.

Well done to all of our pupils who participated in the Athletics in Thurles on Wednesday 1st October. Congratulations to Ronan O’Meara, Tom Duggan and Ryan Clarke who won gold while Amy Clarke came third in the 800m race.

Football.

Commiserations to the Lorrha / Redwood combined football team who reached the North Final recently. After winning the final for the last two years, Ballinahinch proved that little bit stronger and denied the cup returning for the third successive year to the school.

Anti-Bullying Training

Anti-Bullying training for parents will take place in Rathcabbin NS on Thursday 6th Nov at 7.30pm, All welcome.

Winter 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 Winter 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 two adults employed.

Date For Your Diary.

Lorrha Development Association / Tidy Towns will be holding their Annual fundraising Christmas Market and Auction on Sunday December 7th in Lorrha Hall. Anyone wishing to book a table can contact Liz on (090) 9747893 or Mary on (090) 9747196. Anyone wishing to donate items of fuel, fodder, meal etc. simple anything that can be sold or auctioned, please contact Louis on (086) 8493595 or Rose on (086) 8647166. All donations gratefully received. More details later.

Smile Awhile & Laugh A Little Every Day.

Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says “Oh crap, she’s up!”

This one is for you Ann in Port.

 

 

 

 

 


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Kieth Sullivan, Ballyshrule, Portumna pictured with his parents Mary and Mike after his graduation recently from St Patrick’s  College, Thurles  with a BA in Education with joint honours in Business & Accounting. Keith’s dad Mike is formally from Lordspark and is well known in the parish. Well done Kieth.

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Late James Duffy.

The death occurred on Sunday 19th October after a long illness of James ( Jim ) Duffy, Clonmona, Rathcabbin. Born and raised in Graigue, Rathcabbin, Jim who was 77 years old, came from a well known , 7th generation local family. He undertook a number of enterprises during his lifetime including well boring with his late brother  Willie and his brother Tom. Later he bought and ran the Anglers Rest Public House for a number of years. He was one of life’s characters and will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by all who knew and came in contact with him. He will be particularly missed by his family. Sympathy is extended to his wife Esther, his daughters Lorraine Dunphy ( Drogheda ), Fiona Behan ( Clonmona ), Emma Gardiner ( Mucklagh ) and son William (Ballyhahill , Limerick), sisters Mary (Graigue ), Ann Ryan (Ballaghmore ), brothers Tom and Denis ( Birr ), grandchildren Ben, Jonathan, Isobel and Aoibhe, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends on their great loss. Jim was pre-deceased by his brothers Willie and John and his sister Bridie. After funeral Mass in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church, Rathcabbin on Tuesday 21st October, burial took place in Lorrha Cemetery.  May he rest in peace.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to the relatives of Sean Bennett, Fivealley, Birr who died on October 21st. After funeral Mass on Thursday in St. James’ Church Eglish, burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace. Sympathy is also extended to the Dolan families on the death of Chrissie Dolan  (nee Quinlan), Lusmagh, Banagher, who died on October 23rd. After funeral Mass in St. Cronan’s Church, Lusmagh, on Saturday 25th  burial took place in Kilmachunna Cemetery, Lusmagh. May she rest in peace.

Church News.

Next Saturday, 1st November – Feast of All Saints –  Holyday of obligation: Mass will be celebrated in Lorrha at 10.00a.m. and Rathcabbin  at  7.30p.m.

Thank you to all the people who committed to adoration. It will continue every Thursday, 10am. – 10pm. in Rathcabbin Church.

Rathcabbin National School.

Junior to second class pupils attended Birr Library on Thursday 23rd October as part of the” Leap into Reading” literacy initiative. Pupils are participating in the MS Readthon over the next few weeks with some great prizes available, so get reading!

Third and Fourth class enjoyed a history  trip to Portumna Castle and Workhouse recently.

Hurling continues on Friday for all pupils and well done to our football team with a great win over Terryglass NS recently.

Gymnastics is coming to an end soon, the children really enjoyed this course and look forward to doing it again, thanks to Ms Feehan.

Anti Bullying training will be available to all parents on Thursday 6th Nov in the school at 7.30pm. Oonagh Hogan from the National Parents Council will be the speaker on the night. All welcome.

Well Done.

Congratulations and well done to our parish man Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher who picked up his first All-Star on Friday night last in Dublin’s Helix. This is a well deserved award for Bonner who is classed as the leader of the Tipperary team forwards. We extend that congratulations to the goalie Darren Gleeson who had a tremendous year between the posts, and to fellow team members Brendan Maher, Padraig Maher, Shane McGrath, John O’Dwyer, Seamus Callanan, and young hurler of the year Cathal Barrett.

Active Retirement.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement is happy to see a great attendance at their weekly meetings. There will be no meeting on Wednesday 5th November. If you would like to join them, call to Lorrha Hall any Wednesday at 2.30pm. The group now have outings and social gatherings organised for the coming weeks and they look forward to seeing all.

Winter 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 Winter 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 two adults employed.

 

 Smile Awhile & Laugh A Little Every Day.

 

Some mistakes are too much fun to make only once.


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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!!!