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Local News

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

Commiserations to Tipp senior hurlers who lost their Munster quarter final to Cork on Sunday last and to our three parish men, Bonner Maher, Brian Hogan and selector John Madden.

Congratulations is extended to Leanne Sullivan Redwood, who won the Galway City Championships in mean grad last weekend. She now moves up to open mean. Leanne is a student of the  Stephanie Power school of Irish Dance Portumna. Well done Leanne.

 Bealtaine Festival in Lorrha.

As part of the Bealtaine Festival events in Tipperary, St. Ruadhan's Active Retirement Association is hosting 'Old Flames’ this Wednesday, 24th May commencing at 2.30pm in St. Ruadhan's Community Hall, Lorrha.  Old Flames blends the stories of writer Brian Leyden with music by the multi instrumentalist Seamie O'Dowd.  Admission is free and open to all ages.  Refreshments will be served.

 Ploughing Raffle Results.

The North Tipperary Ploughing committee extend every good wish to founder member Dinny Duffy, Birr and formerly Rathcabbin on his retirement after 52 years of sterling service, all on a voluntary basis, to the North Tipp Ploughing and to the National Executive. Many good wish and happy retirement Dinny. The committee held their annual draw on Saturday night last in Kelly’s Rathcabbin. 1st Prize €300 sponsored by N.T.P. John Slattery, Coolbawn. 2nd. €200 sponsored by N.T.P. Ger Frost, Co. Clare, 3rd. €100 sponsored by N.T.P. Eileen Brennan, Laois. 4th Two tickets to the ploughing in Tullamore sponsored by N.T.P. Sinead Holmes, Rathcabbin, 5th. Gift set sponsored by Ray Walsh Chemist, Nenagh, Kathleen Hough, Derry, Rathcabbin. 6th prize dog food, sponsored by Darina Kelly, Hayley Lewis, Rathcabbin.
A new addition this year is the sponsors draw and the results were: 1st. Hamper, Grants Farm Machinery, Banagher. 2nd: Two tickets to the National Ploughing in Tullamore, Smyth’s Sand and Gravel, Lelagh, Rathcabbin. 3rd: Two tickets to the National Ploughing, W.J. Lawlor, Borrisokane, 4th: One ticket to the National Ploughing, Central Auctioneers Nenagh.
The committee wish to thank everyone who bought and sold tickets, all their valued sponsors and all who attended and supported the Ploughing Championships in Borrisokane.

Church News

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Thursday from 10.00am to 8.00pm in  Rathcabbin  Church. We invite all parishioners to come and stay a while in the presence of Jesus.

Recent Wedding.

Congratulations is extended to Sharon Slevin, Kilregane, Lorrha and Thomas Coleman, Belmont who celebrated their wedding on the 17th of March in St Ruadhan's Church Lorrha. Fr. Pat Mulcahy P.P. officiated. Sharon and Thomas chose the lovely waterfall and surrounds in  Carrigahorig to have their photographs taken before joining their families and friends for their reception which was held in the County Arms Hotel, Birr. We wish Sharon and Thomas many good wishes and all the best in the future.

News From Lorrha School.

Congratulations to our 3rd class pupil Emma Kennedy who won three medals at the Templemore Athletics which was held recently. Emma won a Gold medal in Sprint, Silver in the Long Jump and Bronze in Javelin. Well done Emma. We also extend congratulations to our Confirmation class Amy, Alannah, Lisa, Sarah, Lochlann, Riain, Aaron, Chloe, Sheena who were confirmed recently in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church Rathcabbin. We wish them well in the future.

May Devotions.

The annual May devotions to Our Lady of Clonfert continues throughout the month of May with Mass each evening at 8.00p.m. except on Sunday’s  when it will be at 9.30 am with Rosary and Benediction at 7.00p.m. Mass will also be celebrated each Friday at 12 noon where all nursing homes, schools and groups are invited to attend. For further information contact (090) 9675113.

Course.

Interested in Training and Working in Care? Offaly Local Development Company in association with the ETB invites applications for a 30 week full-time QQI Level 5 “Healthcare Support” course commencing at the end of May 2017 in Birr, Co. Offaly.  For further details contact Mary/Linda on 087-7385989.

Work Evening.

A work evening will be held in St  Ruadhans Church of Ireland graveyard on Tuesday 30th May at 7.00 pm. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Summer De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the summer collection, please remember Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns who continue to collect unwanted clothes throughout the year. Items of clothing must be clean and dry and in good condition please and we can supply bags if you want. We can also collect to make it easy for you, just call (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 2601413 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and maths including bath toilet and shower math’s, soiled or wet clothing but good quality unwanted clothing for re-use (not recycling). All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep one adult employed. Many thanks for your continued support.

Tidy Towns.

Many thanks to those who turned out last week for the clean up of Lorrha village. Tidy Towns judging commences on June 1st. and much work needs doing. Lorrha has a high standard of marks built up through the years and with so many visitors coming to the village, it is important to the village to build on those marks going forward. Can you help to do some cleaning, sweeping, painting, planting, weeding etc.?  Adopt a flower bed, remove litter or kerb weeds. Can you contribute just a little time? You don’t have to live in the village or even the approach roads to be involved. Free gloves and black bags are available. Please contact any member of Lorrha Development if you can help.

Memorial Walk.

Milford Hospice 5KM Walk will take place on Sunday 28th May, starting at University of Limerick Sports Arena.  Register online at www.eventmaster.ie  or registration & sponsorship cards can be arranged by contacting the Fundraising Department at 061 485859 between 9am and 5pm,  Mon. to Fri.; by email to fundraising@milfordcarecentre.ie.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

Mountshannon Arts Festival

Their annual festival kicks off Wednesday, May 24th and runs until June 5th! This year's programme is an eclectic mix of Music, Drama, Street art, Visual Art and Workshops. There's something for everyone. Full details and tickets under http://www.mountshannonarts.net.

HIGHLIGHTS include:

  • Street Art in the form of murals, sculptures and installations;
  • Drama with Mikel Murfi's 'Man in the Womans Shoes', a new version of Siobhan Donnellans 'Going Spare', and Ruti Lachs with 'Sideways on Planet Piano';
  • Saint Sister are the headline act in terms of music, Upcoming band Pine the Pilcrow and the wonderful Crash Ensemble
  • Visual Art including paintings, drawings, photographs, papercuts and video will be on display in five venues, including Scariff library and four venues in Mountshannon.
  • They will also have workshops for young and old including handbells, The Expressive voice and Creative writing for women.
  • The Green Fair with stalls, live music, hot food, and fun for all the family takes place on Sunday 4th June in The Aistear.

GAA News

Senior: The second round of the County Championship takes place this weekend but Lorrha have a bye as Holycross face Knockavilla Kickhams in our group. Our game with Knockavilla will either be on weekend 11th or 18th June.  Lorrha's next game is likely to be a home league game against Ballina.

Junior: The Junior hurlers enjoyed an emphatic 7-19 to 3-10 win over Roscrea in Moatfield last Friday. Lorrha are through to the league semi-final with one game to spare, away to Burgess in Kilcolman this Friday 26th May at 7.30pm.

Celtic Challenge: Well done to Daniel O'Donoghue who started at midfield for the Tipperary North-Mid Under 17 team who beat Laois in the Celtic Challenge last Wednesday. This Saturday, they play Galway MacDonagh in Nenagh at 2.30pm.

Under 12: The Hurling Championship will begin on Friday 2nd June.

Under 14: Hurling Championship begins on Wednesday 7th June.

Tipperary: Hard to Patrick Maher, Brian Hogan, John Madden and the Tipperary senior hurling team in their Munster Championship quarter final against Cork this Sunday.

Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw: The 2017/2018 Tipperary Draw begins on Friday, 2ndJune with 12 monthly draws for a prize fund of €500,000. In 2016/2017, 120 people joined the Draw from the club and we are very grateful for your support. This yielded over €6000 for the club as €50 from every entry into the draw comes back to Lorrha GAA. The draw saw €1200 in prizes coming back to three lucky winners. All existing draw members have been issued with their receipts and forms to rejoin. To those that are interested in joining for the first time, the draw costs €100 per year with excellent prizes. We are looking to increase our membership for the coming year and we would ask you to consider strongly the opportunity of joining the draw.
The success of the Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw over the past 30 years has helped provide the facilities and the equipment for all our players to develop their skills and give you, our supporters great enjoyment week in week out. To join, contact any club officer, draw coordinator Margaret Gleeson, promoters, fill out the form on brochures in last weeks local newspapers or do so online at tipperary.gaa.ie

Cul Camp: This years Lorrha Kellogg's Cul Camp takes place in Moatfield from Monday 24th to Friday 28th July from 10am to 2.30pm each day. Camp is open for 6-13 year olds, to register, go to www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie and find the Lorrha camp in the Tipperary listing. The camp costs €60 for one child, €50 for a second and €40 for a third or more children and they will be provided with full camp kit.
Lotto: Our jackpot is €6450 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: continues on Friday with music from Ciaran Rosney from 9.30pm til late.

Sympathy: Lorrha GAA Club would like to sympathise with the Tooher family on the passing of Tom Tooher, who died recently. May he rest in peace.


Lorrha Notes

Clodagh McIntyre gives Lorrha an late extra time goal that was the winner of the Junior B camogie final for them on a score line of Lorrha 2.7 Ballina 0.11. This is the club's second year to win the title.

Bealtaine Festival in Lorrha.

As part of the Bealtaine Festival events in Tipperary, St. Ruadhan's Active Retirement Association is hosting 'Old Flames’ on Wednesday, 24th May commencing at 2.30pm in St. Ruadhan's Community Hall, Lorrha.  Old Flames blends the stories of writer Brian Leyden with music by the multi instrumentalist Seamie O'Dowd.  Admission is free and open to all ages.  Refreshments will be served.

Mixed Results.
Commiserations to the Lorrha U12 football team who were beaten by Moneygall by one point, 2.5 to 1.7 in the North final last week. It was a great game with plenty of young stars coming through.
Congratulations is extended to the Junior camogie girls who made a remarkable fight back to beat Ballina 2.7 to 0.11 in the ‘B’ final on Saturday last. A small selection of action photographs from both games can be viewed under gallery.  

Church News.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Thursday from 10.00am to 8.00pm in  Rathcabbin  Church. We invite all parishioners to come and stay a while in the presence of Jesus.

Late Tom Tooher.

The death occurred on May 4th of Tom Tooher, Ballyoughter, Rathcabbin. Tom who was 91 years old was born and raised in Tinlough, Carrig. He farmed for a short while in Drinagh, just up the road from his home place and while he was here he married Eileen Fell from Tynagh in Co. Galway. It was in the early 1970’s that Tom, Eileen and their young son Garry moved to a farm in Rathcabbin. Over the following years, Tom carried out mixed farming, sowing beet and corn as well as dry stock and dairying. Like so many of their generation in the parish, he drew beet by horse and car to the train station in Birr. On the social side, Tom and Eileen loved to dance and cycled to dance halls in the area before they purchased a car. He loved Irish music and played the accordion and mouth organ at house parties and as recent as last year when he attended the Day Care Centre in Portumna. He supported parish community events throughout his life and was known for his skill in sheaf pitching and participation in tug of war. Cycling was a way of travelling back then and Tom and his neighbours cycled everywhere the club and County were hurling, whether it be Limerick or Thurles, the length of the journey never got in the way. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him, but in particular by his family.
Predeceased by his wife Eileen by five years, he is survived by his son Garry, daughter –in- law Marian, grandchildren  Meriel, Gwilym and Saran, brother Paddy (Louth), sister Teresa (London),nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.
After funeral Mass in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church Rathcabbin on Sunday May 7th burial took place in Carrig Cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to the Keeshan families on the death of Angela Keeshan, Carrig. After funeral Mass in the Church of the Annunciation, Carrig on Wednesday May 10th burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.
Sympathy is extended to the Milne families on the death of Anne Pilkington Birr which occurred on May 10th. in her 101st year. After funeral Mass in St. Brendan’s Church Birr burial took place in Clonoghill Cemetery. May she rest in peace.
Sympathy is extended to the family of James Quinn, Birr who died suddenly after a road traffic accident on April 28th at Annagh Cross, Rathcabbin. Cremation took place in Mount Jerome Crematorium following funeral Mass in St. Brendan’s Church Birr on Sunday May 14th. May he rest in peace.   

May Devotions.

The annual May devotions to Our Lady of Clonfert continues throughout the month of May with Mass each evening at 8.00p.m. except on Sunday’s  when it will be at 9.30 am with Rosary and Benediction at 7.00p.m. Mass will also be celebrated each Friday at 12 noon where all nursing homes, schools and groups are invited to attend. For further information contact (090) 9675113.

Retirements.

Congratulations and best wishes is extended to Dinny Duffy who has retired from North Tipp Ploughing and from the N.P.A. after 52 years service. A surprise party was held for Dinny on Saturday night last in the “Last Chance” Rathcabbin. We also extend congratulations and best wishes to former Lorrha senior hurler Willie Fogarty who has retired from Arrabawn in Birr. Willie celebrated the occasion with his family and friends in the “Friars Tavern” Lorrha on Saturday night last. We wish both men a long and happy retirement and good health to enjoy every day.

Summer Camp.

Busy Bodies Summer Camp 2017 is on in Killeen National School, starting from July 3rd for 3 weeks, ages girls up to 12yrs. and boys up to 10 yrs. Camp starts at 9.30 and ends at 3pm. The school opens at 8am. For further information please contact Ann at 087 9625218.

Summer De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the summer collection, please remember Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns who continue to collect unwanted clothes throughout the year. Items of clothing must be clean and dry and in good condition please and we can supply bags if you want. We can also collect to make it easy for you, just call (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 2601413 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and maths including bath toilet and shower math’s, soiled or wet clothing but good quality unwanted clothing for re-use (not recycling). All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep two adults employed. Many thanks for your continued support.

Memorial Walk.

Milford Hospice 5KM Walk will take place on Sunday 28th May, starting at University of Limerick Sports Arena.  Register online at www.eventmaster.ie  or registration & sponsorship cards can be arranged by contacting the Fundraising Department at 061 485859 between 9am and 5pm,  Mon. to Fri.; by email to fundraising@milfordcarecentre.ie.  Your support is greatly appreciated.


Lorrha Notes

Commiserations to Lorrha U12 Football team and their mentors who lost to Moneygall 2.5 to 1.7 in the North Final this Wednesday evening. 

Back On.

North Tipperary Ploughing committee have agreed a new date of Saturday night May 13th for the previously cancelled tree planting and presentations. The tree will be planted at the Hall in Rathcabbin at 8.00p.m. followed by sponsors draw ( new addition this year), and raffle draw with a presentation to Dinny Duffy all taking place in The Last Chance bar in Rathcabbin, Special guests will be present on the night and everyone is welcome.

Village Clean Up.

Lorrha Development Association has arranged to have a village clean up on Monday,15th May. We earnestly request that as many as possible turn out, as a community working together, to do the sweeping, cleaning, weeding etc which helps to give the village the face lift it so badly needs at this time of year and also to prepare for Tidy Towns judging which begins in June. Volunteers, please meet outside the Community Hall at 7pm and bring along sweeping brushes, spades, buckets, anything you have that would help to get the job done. This will be the only organized clean up this year, therefore we would greatly appreciate a generous response, followed by a real commitment to devote some time, even a few minutes once a week, towards keeping the village tidy and litter free throughout the summer months in particular.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement.

On Wednesday May 24th at Lorrha Community Hall, Lorrha Active Retirement will celebrate Bealtaine Festival at 2.30pm with old flames. We look forward to seeing all our members there.
Please note there will be no meeting on Wednesday May 10th

Church News.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Thursday from 10.00am to 8.00pm in  Rathcabbin  Church. We invite all parishioners to come and stay a while in the presence of Jesus.
Please note: Out of respect for the sacrament of First Holy Communion and Confirmation which the children are receiving and the preparation they have undertaken, respect their privacy and the child safeguarding guidelines of Killaloe Diocese, we ask you not to take photographs during the Mass. At the end of the ceremony there will be an opportunity for a class photograph and each family will decide for themselves if they wish their child to be part of this photograph. Mobiles switched off please.

Sympathy

Rathcabbin Players extend sympathy to Gary Tooher and family Rathcabbin on the death of his father Tom which occurred on May 4th. May he rest in peace.

May Devotions.

The annual May devotions to Our Lady of Clonfert continues throughout the month of May with Mass each evening at 8.00p.m. except on Sunday’s  when it will be at 9.30 am with Rosary and Benediction at 7.00p.m. Mass will also be celebrated each Friday at 12 noon where all nursing homes, schools and groups are invited to attend. For further information contact (090) 9675113.

Lorrha Camogie:

Best of luck to players and management of Lorrha Junior camogie team  who play Ballina in the final  on Saturday 13th at 2.30p.m. in the camogie pitch The Ragg. All support on the day greatly appreciated.

Summer Camp.

Busy Bodies Summer Camp 2017 is on in Killeen National School, starting from July 3rd for 3 weeks, ages girls up to 12yrs. and boys up to 10 yrs. Camp starts at 9.30 and ends at 3pm. The school opens at 8am. For further information please contact Ann at 087 9625218.

Summer De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the summer collection, please remember Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns who continue to collect unwanted clothes throughout the year. Items of clothing must be clean and dry and in good condition please and we can supply bags if you want. We can also collect to make it easy for you, just call (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 2601413 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and maths including bath toilet and shower math’s, soiled or wet clothing but good quality unwanted clothing for re-use (not recycling). All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep two adults employed. Many thanks for your continued support.

Memorial Walk.

Milford Hospice 5KM Walk will take place on Sunday 28th May, starting at University of Limerick Sports Arena.  Register online at www.eventmaster.ie  or registration & sponsorship cards can be arranged by contacting the Fundraising Department at 061 485859 between 9am and 5pm,  Mon. to Fri.; by email to fundraising@milfordcarecentre.ie.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

Portumna Host Galway County Fleadh.

The town of Portumna will come alive with music, song and dance when they host the Galway County Fleadh from May 19th to 21st.  The Workhouse Centre will feature a Tin Whistle recital, photo exhibition and Trad session from 7pm on the 19th. There will also be sessions in the town all week-end. There’s street sessions all day on Saturday and Sunday and loads more besides. All Musicians are welcome.

GAA News

Senior: Lorrha were defeated by Templederry, 0-23 to 1-14, in the North Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship in Nenagh on Sunday. A sluggish start proved Lorrha's undoing as despite a strong second half, we couldn't bridge the margin with Templederry pulling away late on. Speedy recovery to Patrick Maher who picked up a leg injury in the game. Lorrha's next game is likely to be a home league game against Ballina in the 2-3 weeks.

Junior: Lorrha are away to Burgess in Kilcolman on Saturday 20th May at 7pm

Minor: Lorrha Rovers Gaels footballers Minor 'B' Championship match against Silvermines was played last Monday night; no result at the time of going to press.

Under 14: Lorrha Rovers Gaels conceded a walkover to Newport last week in their final group game but were already out of the competition.

Under 12: Best of luck to the U12's who play Moneygall in the North 'B' Football final this evening (Wednesday) in Borrisokane at 6.30pm. All support would be appreciated.

Celtic Challenge: Well done to Daniel O'Donoghue who came on as a sub and scored for the Tipperary North-Mid Under 17 team who beat North Clare in the Celtic Challenge last Wednesday. This evening (Wednesday), they play Offaly in Moneygall at 7.30pm.

Camogie: Best of luck to the Lorrha junior camogie team who play Ballina in the County Junior 'B' League final at The Ragg Camogie grounds, this Saturday 13th May at 2.30pm.

Tipp Draw: The 2017/2018 draw was launched last week. If you want to join, contact any club officer. Tickets are €100 for an excellent prize fund of €500,000 with 12 monthly draws.

Lotto: Our jackpot is €6000 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: continues on Friday night with Muriel O'Connor from 9.30pm til late.

                           

            Irish Heart seeks kind-hearted volunteers for May 12 Happy Heart Appeal

                                                       CPR saves lives…so do volunteers

 

 

This May Irish Heart is encouraging 3,000 volunteers to help sell their iconic happy hearts and raise vital funds to save lives from sudden cardiac arrest, which claims 5,000 lives in Ireland every year.

 

Money raised for the Happy Heart Appeal will go towards Irish Heart’s CPR programmes to create lifesavers in every community in Ireland. Starting CPR can double a person’s chance of survival.

 

Volunteering his time to support the appeal, RTE’s Michael Lyster stressed that he wouldn’t be here today if his wife hadn’t performed CPR when he suffered a cardiac arrest at home.

 

Michael said: “CPR saves lives – no-one knows this better than me. I collapsed with a cardiac arrest at home when my heart stopped beating. I wouldn’t be here today only for my wife Anne, who gave me CPR until an ambulance arrived. Without her pushing hard and fast on my chest, I would have been gone. But thanks to my wife and to CPR, I am alive here today. I’m one of the lucky ones and if more people know CPR, more lives like mine will be saved. So please, support Irish Heart and volunteer for their Happy Heart Appeal on 12th May.”

 

According to Irish Heart’s Resuscitation expert, Brigid Sinnott, when a person suffers a cardiac arrest and they don’t receive prompt CPR or defibrillation their chance of survival decreases by 10 percent for every minute that nothing is done.

 

She said: “If you are a bystander when this happens and are willing to do something you can  make the  difference between life and death .Early CPR can double if not triple your chance of survival.

Learning CPR  can give you confidence in knowing what to do when faced with a collapse and we know that anyone who has done a CPR course at any stage in their life is 10 times more likely to respond and assist in such an emergency.”

 

 

For more than 50 years, Irish Heart has been fighting heart disease and stroke and empowering the people of Ireland to live longer, happier lives.

 

Central to the mission of Irish Heart is to help save more lives from cardiac arrest through CPR training.

 

  • 5,000 lives are lost every year in Ireland to sudden cardiac arrest

 

  • That’s 13 lives lost every day

 

  • Starting CPR can double if not triple a person’s chance of survival

 

  • In the event of a collapse from cardiac arrest, every minute is vital

 

  • Without CPR or defibrillation, the chance of survival falls by up to 10 percent a minute

 

  • After just 5 minutes, that person may only have a 50 percent chance of survival

 

Cardiac arrest could happen to someone at work, in your community, or at home so it’s essential to know exactly what to do, and be confident in doing it, according to Irish Heart.

 

Tracy Power Regional Manager at Irish Heart said “This year funds raised for the Happy Heart Appeal ensure that we can continue to provide essential CPR training to every community in Ireland.  If a loved one or someone you know goes into a sudden cardiac arrest, you are their main chance of survival. Not a passer-by. You and your hands. CPR saves lives and so do volunteers. Now more than ever, we need more volunteers for our Happy Hearts Appeal, so that we can raise funds for programmes like our vital CPR training. Join us and volunteer on May 12th to keep more hearts beating, because we desperately need more lifesavers.”

 

If you’d like to support the Happy Heart Appeal by volunteering a few hours of your time on 12th May, simply log on to www.irishheart.ie/happyhearts.

 

For more information please contact:

Tracy Power,  Regional Fundraising Manager, Irish Heart. Email tpower@irishheart.ie or Maureen Reilly Birr Co-Ordinator on Ph: 087 2282263


Lorrha Notes

                                                            

News From Lorrha School

Prior to Easter we held our annual Open Day in the school which was very well attended. Our thanks to both parents and pupils for their co-operation.
On Ash Wednesday we attended the lay led liturgy in the church which was also attended by adults. The Diocesan Advisor Sr. Essie visited our school recently as part of the pupils preparation for the sacraments and offered guidance to teachers on the new religious programme “Grow in Love”.
Bishop Fintan Monahan visited us also in recent weeks in preparation for Confirmation which takes place on Sunday May 14th. It was a wonderful occasion for all pupils and staff to meet with Bishop Fintan which was thoroughly enjoyed. Visit the school web site www.lorrhans.ie to view photographs of his visit.
1st, 2nd & 3rd classes attended indoor ground hurling blitz in Nenagh and our senior class attended a hurling blitz which was held in Toomevara in early April.
Congratulations to 4th class pupil Conor Kennedy who recently won the wall ball competition representing Lorrha GAA juvenile club. Conor beat a total of twenty participants to win the competition which took place in O’Toole Park, Dublin. Well done Conor.
3rd – 6th classes attended Portumna Workhouse where they were given a tour and presentation on workhouses which was very interesting.
Kieran Galvin has commenced our annual tennis lessons which will continue for the next five weeks. These lessons prove to be very popular with the pupils.
Our thanks to members of Borrisokane fire Brigade who visited the school recently where they spoke to pupils from 3rd – 6th.
We are enrolling for September 2017. If you would like to call to the school talk to the teachers or to collect an Application form please phone (090) 9747295. We will also post out an form to you when you leave your name and postal address or email luanaofa@eircom.net. Application forms can be also be downloaded from the school web site www.lorrhans.ie. Bus service available on selected routes.

Make-Up Fundraiser.

A night for all age groups Make-Up masterclass with Lauren Cleare and Lucy Fitzmakeup will take place in Banagher College on Friday May 5th at 8:00pm. Doors open at 7.30pm. Spot prizes, raffle and goodie bag. Tickets €15 are on sale from the school. Contact our fb page – BCCNS Masterclass for further info and ticket enquiries. Please note that all proceeds are in aid of the school Lourdes fund. Tickets available in Banagher College and local shops.

Annual Walk.

The annual Darkness into Light walk is taking place on Saturday May 6th at 4:15 from Banagher College in aid of Pieta House. Adults €25 students, oaps and jobseekers €15, u16s free. Please support this worthy cause.

New Arrival.

Congratulations is extended to Josefa and Peter Seman Rathcabbin on the birth of their daughter Petra recently.  A little sister for Patrick, Oliver and Lenka. Well done to all.

Church News.

Mass for the First Friday May 5th will be celebrated in Lorrha Church at 9.30a.m. and Rathcabbin Church at 8.00p.m. The Mass in Rathcabbin Church will be the Mass of preparation for children who will receive the sacrament of Communion for Life in 2017.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Thursday from 10.00am to 8.00pm in  Rathcabbin  Church. We invite all parishioners to come and stay a while in the presence of Jesus.

May Devotions to Our Lady of Clonfert.

The annual May devotions to Our Lady of Clonfert commenced on Monday May 1st with Mass each evening at 8.00p.m. except on Sunday’s  when it will be at 9.30 am with Rosary and Benediction at 7.00p.m. Mass will also be celebrated each Friday at 12 noon where all nursing homes, schools and groups are invited to attend. For further information contact (090) 9675113.

Volunteers Required.

Volunteers are invited to give some time around Lorrha village to do sweeping, cleaning, weeding, painting etc. This can be done at a time of your own choosing. Lorrha Development will not be setting any specific work evenings this summer so any help you can give will be appreciated. Contact any member of the Development committee.

Lorrha Camogie:

Our Junior camogie team have made it to the county league final against Ballina in the camogie pitch The Ragg on Saturday May 13th at 2.30pm.  Best of luck to players and management, all support on the day greatly appreciated.

Summer De-Clutter.
When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the summer collection, please remember Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns who continue to collect unwanted clothes throughout the year. Items of clothing must be clean and dry and in good condition please and we can supply bags if you want. We can also collect to make it easy for you, just call (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 2601413 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and maths including bath toilet and shower math’s, soiled or wet clothing. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep two adults employed. Many thanks for your continued support.

Memorial Walk.

The Milford Hospice 5KM Memorial Walk will take place on Sunday, May 28th at the University of Limerick with a start time of 12 noon. This event is suitable for those of all levels of fitness and ability and the centre’s organisers are asking anyone who wishes to take part to register for the event as soon as possible, there is no entry fee, but the organizers are encouraging people to seek sponsorship for the lunchtime walk or else to make a donation. The walk will commence at University of Limerick Sports Arena and will finish on the grounds of Milford Care Centre.  Participants will have the opportunity to place a handwritten on colourful ribbon that will adorn a special memorial tree, on the grounds of Milford. A special Memorial Pin will also be presented to each participant.  Refreshments will also be available after this memorial occasion. It’s necessary for everyone to register on www.eventmaster.ie , alternatively registration and sponsorship cards can be arranged by contacting the Fundraising Department at 061 485859, between 9am & 5pm, Monday to Friday; by email to fundraisind@milfordcarecentre.ie. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Gaa News

Senior: .  On Sunday 7th May, Lorrha face Templederry in the first round of the North Senior Championship in Nenagh at 2pm

Junior: The Junior hurlers have six points from six from their first three games. Lorrha have two games remaining against Roscrea and Burgess

Minor: Lorrha Rovers Gaels hurlers played Nenagh Eire Og in round 2 in Nenagh last Thursday and suffered a heavy defeat, 4-24 to 2-8. Their campaign will resume after the leaving cert.

The footballers Minor 'B' Championship match against Silvermines due to have been played yesterday (Tuesday) was postponed and will be refixed in the next two weeks.

Tipp Draw: We thank all those who joined the 2016/2017 draw which has come to an end and the promoters who do such a great job with the draw. We will be promoting the 2017/2018 draw in the coming weeks.
Blood Drive: Blood Donation Clinic returns to Moatfield on Tuesday 9th May from 3-5pm and 7-9.30pm.


Lorrha Notes

A disappointed Tipp manager Michael Ryan after Galway beat Tipp in the League final on Sunday last.                                                             

Celebrations Cancelled.

The North Tipperary ploughing celebrations and presentations which was fixed for Saturday night last, had to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. The committee wish to apologise to everyone involved to all who had planned on attending. The event will be rescheduled for a later date. Watch this space for further details.

Enrolment.

Scoil Lua Naofa Lorrha are enrolling for September 2017. If you would like to call to the school talk to the teachers or to collect an Application form please phone (090) 9747295. We will also post out an form to you when you leave your name and postal address or email luanaofa@eircom.net. Application forms can be also be downloaded from the school web site www.lorrhans.ie. Bus service available on selected routes.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to John Harte, Coolross, Rathcabbin on the death of his brother Rody, Eyrecourt. After funeral Mass on Saturday April 22nd in St. Brendans Church, Clonfert, burial took place in Calvary cemetery Laurencetown. May he rest in peace.

Art Exhibition in Lorrha Community Shop

Lorrha Community Shop is hosting a children's art exhibition of creations by the students of Ute Duggan "Bramble Art" from Saturday, April 29th - May 6th. All are welcome.

Church News.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Thursday from 10.00am to 8.00pm in  Rathcabbin  Church. We invite all parishioners to come and stay a while in the presence of Jesus. Eucharistic Adoration National Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Sunday next April 30th.

May Devotions to Our Lady of Clonfert.

The annual May devotions to Our Lady of Clonfert will commence on Monday May 1st with Mass each evening at 8.00p.m. except on Sunday’s  when it will be at 9.30 am with Rosary and Benediction at 7.00p.m. Mass will also be celebrated each Friday at 12 noon where all nursing homes, schools and groups are invited to attend. For further information contact (090) 9675113.

Volunteers Required.

April is National Spring clean month and because of ongoing maintenance needing to be done around Lorrha village, i.e. sweeping, cleaning, weeding, painting etc., volunteers are invited to give some time to this work. This can be done at a time of your own choosing. Lorrha Development will not be setting any specific work evenings this summer so any help you can give will be appreciated. Contact any member of the Development committee.

Summer De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the summer collection, please remember Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns who continue to collect unwanted clothes throughout the year. Items of clothing must be clean and dry and in good condition please and we can supply bags if you want. We can also collect to make it easy for you, just call (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 2601413 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and maths including bath toilet and shower math’s, soiled or wet clothing. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep two adults employed. Many thanks for your continued support.

Lorrha Camogie Win.

Congratulations to the Lorrha Junior Camogie team who beat Ballingarry 4.13 to 1.6 on Saturday last in the County League semi-final. They now await a date, time and opposition for the final. Best of luck to the panel and management. Watch this space for further details.

Memorial Walk.

The Milford Hospice 5KM Memorial Walk will take place on Sunday, May 28th at the University of Limerick with a start time of 12 noon. This event is suitable for those of all levels of fitness and ability and the centre’s organisers are asking anyone who wishes to take part to register for the event as soon as possible, there is no entry fee, but the organizers are encouraging people to seek sponsorship for the lunchtime walk or else to make a donation. The walk will commence at University of Limerick Sports Arena and will finish on the grounds of Milford Care Centre.  Participants will have the opportunity to place a handwritten on colourful ribbon that will adorn a special memorial tree, on the grounds of Milford. A special Memorial Pin will also be presented to each participant.  Refreshments will also be available after this memorial occasion. It’s necessary for everyone to register on www.eventmaster.ie , alternatively registration and sponsorship cards can be arranged by contacting the Fundraising Department at 061 485859, between 9am & 5pm, Monday to Friday; by email to fundraisind@milfordcarecentre.ie. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Redwood NS

We are now enrolling pupils for September 2017. Enrolment forms can be obtained from the school of from our website (www.redwoodns.ie) If you would like to visit the school or speak with the teachers, please contact us on 090 9747186 or email redwoodns@live.ie to make an appointment.

GAA News.

Senior: Lorrha will begin their County Championship campaign against Holycross/Ballycahill in Templederry on Sunday 30th April at 7pm. Best of luck to the players and mentors. On Sunday 7th May, Lorrha face Templederry in the first round of the North Senior Championship in Nenagh at 2pm

Junior: The Junior hurlers have six points from six from their first three games. Lorrha have two games remaining against Roscrea and Burgess

Minor: Lorrha Rovers Gaels hurlers played Nenagh Eire Og in round 2 in Nenagh last Thursday and suffered a heavy defeat, 4-24 to 2-8. Their campaign will resume after the leaving cert. The footballers Minor 'B' Championship match against Silvermines due to have been played yesterday (Tuesday) was postponed and will be refixed in the next two weeks.

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers Gaels 'A' footballers lost to Inane Rovers last Monday week, 4-16 to 2-2. However, they still reached the semi-finals where they played Kilruane MacDonaghs last Monday evening but suffered a heavy defeat.

Under 14: Lorrha Rovers Gaels footballers played two matches last week, firstly against Portroe in Ballinderry last Thursday and lost 3-11 to 1-3. On Saturday, they played Borrisokane in Borrisokane and lost narrowly 2-7 to 2-5. This evening (Wednesday), they play Kilruane MacDonaghs in Cloughjordan at 6.30pm

Under 12: Lorrha footballers were away to Borrisokane last Friday and won 2-3 to 2-2. Lorrha are through to the semi-final against Burgess in Kilcolman on Thursday 27th April at 7pm

Tipperary: Hard luck to Patrick Maher, Brian Hogan, John Madden and the Tipperary senior hurlers on their National League final loss to Galway on Sunday.

Tipp Draw: We thank all those who joined the 2016/2017 draw which has come to an end and the promoters who do such a great job with the draw. We will be promoting the 2017/2018 draw in the coming weeks.

Lotto: Our jackpot is €5,850 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: continues on Friday 28th April with Unity, from 9.30pm til late.

Blood Drive: Blood Donation Clinic returns to Moatfield on Tuesday 9th May from 3-5pm and 7-9.30pm.


Lorrha Notes

Easter week-end was a good one for sport in the Premier County. The senior ladies beat Waterford 4.14 to 2.10 in the Munster quarter final. They play Limerick in the semi-final on May 7th in the Ragg Camogie pitch.

The senior hurlers beat Wexford 5.18 to 1.19 in the National League Semi Final, line out pictured. They go on to play Galway in the final on Sunday 23rd April at 3.30pm in The Gaelic Grounds. Tipperary will be aiming for their first league final success since 2009.

Volunteers Required.

April is National Spring clean month and because of ongoing maintenance needing to be done around Lorrha village, i.e. sweeping, cleaning, weeding, painting etc., volunteers are invited to give some time to this work. This can be done at a time of your own choosing. Lorrha Development will not be setting any specific work evenings this summer so any help you can give will be appreciated. Contact any member of the Development committee.

Ploughing Celebrations.

North Tipperary ploughing committee are holding a tree planting ceremony on Saturday evening April 22nd at Rathcabbin Hall at 8.00p.m. The National Director Anna May McHugh is invited to attend along with the National chairman P.J. Lynam.  The event is to mark the foundation of North Tipperary Ploughing fifty two years ago which happened at a meeting held in Rathcabbin Hall. A presentation will be made afterwards in Kelly’s to one of the founders Dinny Duffy, who retired recently. Dinny served for many years as secretary and later as representative on the National committee. All are invited to come along and join in celebrating this memorable occasion.

Enrolment.

Scoil Lua Naofa Lorrha are enrolling for September 2017. If you would like to call to the school talk to the teachers or to collect an Application form please phone (090) 9747295. We will also post out an form to you when you leave your name and postal address or email luanaofa@eircom.net. Application forms can be also be downloaded from the school web site www.lorrhans.ie. Bus service available on selected routes.

Church News.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Thursday from 10.00am to 8.00pm in  Rathcabbin  Church.We invite all parishioners to come and stay a while in the presence of Jesus. Eucharistic Adoration National Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Sunday, April 30th.

Summer De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the summer collection, please remember Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns who continue to collect unwanted clothes throughout the year. Items of clothing must be clean and dry and in good condition please and we can supply bags if you want. We can also collect to make it easy for you, just call (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 2601413 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and maths including bath toilet and shower math’s, soiled or wet clothing. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep two adults employed. Many thanks for your continued support.

Lorrha Camogie:

The Lorrha Junior Camogie team take on Ballingarry this Sat 22nd Apr in the County League semi-final. This match will take place at 6.30pm in the camogie grounds in the Ragg. All support greatly appreciated. Best of luck to the panel and management.

Memorial Walk.

The Milford Hospice 5KM Memorial Walk will take place on Sunday, May 28th at the University of Limerick with a start time of 12 noon. This event is suitable for those of all levels of fitness and ability and the centre’s organisers are asking anyone who wishes to take part to register for the event as soon as possible, there is no entry fee, but the organizers are encouraging people to seek sponsorship for the lunchtime walk or else to make a donation. The walk will commence at University of Limerick Sports Arena and will finish on the grounds of Milford Care Centre.  Participants will have the opportunity to place a handwritten on colourful ribbon that will adorn a special memorial tree, on the grounds of Milford. A special Memorial Pin will also be presented to each participant.  Refreshments will also be available after this memorial occasion. It’s necessary for everyone to register on www.eventmaster.ie , alternatively registration and sponsorship cards can be arranged by contacting the Fundraising Department at 061 485859, between 9am & 5pm, Monday to Friday; by email to fundraisind@milfordcarecentre.ie. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Redwood NS

We are now enrolling pupils for September 2017. Enrolment forms can be obtained from the school of from our website (www.redwoodns.ie) If you would like to visit the school or speak with the teachers, please contact us on 090 9747186 or email redwoodns@live.ie to make an appointment.


Lorrha Notes

Author of ‘Portumna, A Galway Parish by the Shannon’ John Joe Conwell is pictured here on left, with the Muldoon family during the launch of his book on Wednesday night April 5th.  Special guest Connacht Rugby Captain and past pupil of Portumna Community school John Muldoon launched the book. Also in the photo is  John Muldoon (Snr) and Jim Muldoon.  The book is an extensive account of the history of the town and its surrounds.  

Easter Egg Hunt.

There will be an Easter egg hunt in Lorrha on Easter Sunday April 16th from 3.00p.m. Gather outside the church gate, and go hunting for eggs without any charge. This has always been a popular event in the village with the young and the not so young. There will be loads of chocolate eggs to be found and plenty of surprises too, so come along and join in the hunt. All welcome.

Enrolment.

Scoil Lua Naofa Lorrha are enrolling for September 2017. If you would like to call to the school talk to the teachers or to collect an Application form please phone (090) 9747295. We will also post out an form to you when you leave your name and postal address or email luanaofa@eircom.net. Application forms can be also be downloaded from the school web site www.lorrhans.ie. Bus service available on selected routes.

Church News.

Spy Wednesday 12th April, Mass will be celebrated in Lorrha Church at 7.30p.m.
Holy Thursday 13th, Mass of the  Lord’s  Supper in Lorrha Church at 8.00p.m>
Good Friday 14th  a day of fast and abstinence. 11.00a.m.  Stations of the Cross for primary school children (and teenagers) in  Rathcabbin Church. 3.00p.m. Liturgy of the Passion and Death of Christ in Rathcabbin Church. 8.00p.m. Prayer around the Cross in Lorrha Church.                                              Holy Saturday 15th  8.00p.m. Easter Vigil in Lorrha Church.
Easter Sunday 16th  11.30a.m. Mass in Rathcabbin Church.
Eucharistic Adoration National Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Sunday, April 30th.
The Chrism Mass for the Diocese will be celebrated by Bishop Fintan on Wednesday evening, April 12th  in the Cathedral Ennis.  The time of the Mass will be 7.30 pm. People are warmly invited and it is a night to acknowledge our unity as a Diocese when we gather with our Bishop to celebrate the work of priests and people and to recommit to Eucharist and to ministry with God’s people.

C.O.I.

The Easter Vigil Service in St Ruadhans Church of Ireland will take place on Saturday night at 9.00 pm with Bishop Kenneth Kearon. All are welcome. There will be no Service in Lorrha on Easter Sunday.

Lorrha Camogie:

Best of luck to the Junior players in the county league semi-final. Training continues in preparation for same in Moatefield on Wednesday at 8pm and Fri at 7.15pm.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Tina Young and family, Rathcabbin on the death of her father Kieran Horan, Castle St. Birr which occurred on April 2nd.  After funeral Mass in St. Brendan’s Church Birr on Wednesday 5th burial took place in Clonoghill cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Spring De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the spring collection, please remember Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns who continue to collect unwanted clothes throughout the year. Items of clothing must be clean and dry and in good condition please and we can supply bags if you want. We can also collect to make it easy for you, just call (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 2601413 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and maths including bath toilet and shower math’s, soiled or wet clothing. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep two adults employed. Many thanks for your continued support.

Bramble Art Exhibition

Portumna library is hosting a children's art exhibition of creations by the students of Ute Duggan "Bramble Art" from April 8th - 22nd. All welcome to go along and view the work on display.

Redwood NS

We are now enrolling pupils for September 2017. Enrolment forms can be obtained from the school of from our website (www.redwoodns.ie) If you would like to visit the school or speak with the teachers, please contact us on 090 9747186 or email redwoodns@live.ie to make an appointment.

 


Lorrha Notes

Bishop Fintan Monahan visited Lorrha N.S. recently ahead of Confirmation in May.                                                            

North Tipp Ploughing Results.

Reversible: 1st: Jimmy Ryan (Laois), 2nd: Joe Slattery (Nt. Tipp), 3rd: John Cahalan (Nt. Tipp).
Intermediate: 1st: John Slattery (Nt. Tipp), 2nd: Jonathan Murray (St. Offaly), 3rd: Liam Hamilton (Wicklow).
Junior: 1st: Tom Duffy (Nt. Tipp), 2nd: Noel Cummins (Kildare), 3rd: Ger Frost (Clare).
Three Furrow: 1st: Ciarán Milne (Nt. Tipp), 2nd: Noel Howley (St. Tipp). 3rd: Tom Ryan (St. Tipp).
Under 28: 1st: Liam Murphy (Nt. Tipp), 2nd: Austin Shaw (St. Offaly).
Under 21: 1st: Michael Spain (St. Offaly).
Vintage Hyd: 1st: Ethan Harding (Nt. Tipp), 2nd: Ray Clancy (Nt. Tipp), 3rd: John McBryde (St. Offaly).
Trailer Vintage: 1st: Tommy Pierce (Wicklow), 2nd: David Gratten (Down), 3rd: Niall Scott (Down).
Classic: 1st: Joe Kavanagh (Nt. Tipp), 2nd: Des Clancy (Nt. Tipp), 3rd: Brendan Cormican (Nt. Tipp).
Single Furrow: 1st: James Hough (Nt. Tipp).
Horses: 1st: Geoffery Worrell (Kildare), 2nd: Colman Cogan (Sligo).

Enrolment.

Scoil Lua Naofa Lorrha are enrolling for September 2017. If you would like to call to the school talk to the teachers or to collect an Application form please phone (090) 9747295. We will also post out an form to you when you leave your name and postal address or email luanaofa@eircom.net. Application forms can be also be downloaded from the school web site www.lorrhans.ie. Bus service available on selected routes.

Church News.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament  every Thursday from 10.00am to 8.00pm in  Rathcabbin  Church. We invite all parishioners to come and stay a while in the presence of Jesus.
Please Note: Eucharistic Adoration National Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Sunday, April 30th.
Mass in Lorrha Church at 9.30a.m. and in Rathcabbin Church at 8.00p.m. For First Friday which is April 7th.     The Mass in Rathcabbin Church will be the Mass of preparation for children who will receive the sacrament of Communion for Life in 2017.
The Chrism Mass for the Diocese will be celebrated by Bishop Fintan on Wednesday evening, April 12th  in the Cathedral Ennis.  The time of the Mass will be 7.30 pm. People are warmly invited and it is a night to acknowledge our unity as a Diocese when we gather with our Bishop to celebrate the work of priests and people and to recommit to Eucharist and to ministry with God’s people.

Annual Display.

Lorrha Apostolic Society are holding their annual display in Lorrha Hall on Palm Sunday April 9th from after Mass to 6.00pm. Do come along and view the winter month’s work by this group of people, join them for a chat and a cup of tea also. Raffle tickets are on sale and they ask that you please support that too. Everyone is welcome. The committee will also hold their church gate collection on the same week-end in the three churches in the parish.

Lorrha Camogie:

We have played our two group matches of the league against Ballina and Burgess and were successful in winning both. We are now through to the county league semi-final. No fixture has been announced for this match yet and we await word on who we will play and a venue. Best of luck to all concerned. Training continues this week in Moatefield on Wednesday at 8pm and Fri at 7.15pm, with a challenge match to be played Sunday morning.

Spring De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the spring collection, please remember Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns who continue to collect unwanted clothes throughout the year. Items of clothing must be clean and dry and in good condition please and we can supply bags if you want. We can also collect to make it easy for you, just call (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 2601413 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and maths including bath toilet and shower math’s, soiled or wet clothing. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep two adults employed. Many thanks for your continued support.

Bramble Art Exhibition

Portumna library is hosting a children's art exhibition of creations by the students of Ute Duggan "Bramble Art" from April 8th - 22nd, opening on Saturday 8th at 3pm. All welcome.

Redwood NS - Easter Multi - Activity Camp

Redwood NS will be holding an Easter Multi - Activity Camp from Monday 10th - Wednesday 12th April in the school from 9.30am to 2.00 pm. Activities include art, hands on science experiments, design and make, photography, cookery, photostory,Kahoot, powerpoint, nature trails, aistear (learning through play) and lots and lots more!! The camp is €10 per child per day. The camp are open to children from 3 to 10 years old. Bookings are now being taken, please contact Michelle on 090 9747186 or 087 4478115 to reserve a place for your child.
We are now enrolling pupils for September 2017. Enrolment forms can be obtained from the school of from our website (www.redwoodns.ie) If you would like to visit the school or speak with the teachers, please contact us on 090 9747186 or email redwoodns@live.ie to make an appointment.


Lorrha News

The 52nd North Tipperary Ploughing championships took place in glorious sunshine on Saturday March 25th.

Enrolment
Scoil Lua Naofa Lorrha are enrolling for September 2017. If you would like to call to the school talk to the teachers or to collect an Application form please phone (090) 9747295. We will also post out an form to you when you leave your name and postal address or email luanaofa@eircom.net. Application forms can be also be downloaded from the school web site www.lorrhans.ie Bus service available on selected routes.

Concert
Omna Singers will host a concert in Portumna Town Hall on Friday 31st March at 8-15pm in aid of Ash Services/St Dympnas Bus Fund. Adults €10 Children €5 tickets at the door.

Church News.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Thursday from 10.00am to 8.00pm in Rathcabbin Church. We invite all parishioners to come and stay a while in the presence of Jesus.
Vigil Mass in Redwood Church will be at 8.00p.m. commencing Saturday, 1st April.
Mass will continue on Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm, in Lorrha, until Easter.

Annual Display.

Lorrha Apostolic Society are holding their annual display in Lorrha Hall on Palm Sunday April 9th from 2.00 to 6.00pm. Do come along and view the winter month’s work by this group of people, join them for a chat and a cup of tea also. Raffle tickets are on sale and they ask that you please support that too. Everyone is welcome. The committee will also hold their church gate collection on the same week-end in the three churches in the parish.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Mona Haughton and family Lorrha and extended family and relatives on the death of her mother Susan Hickey, Broadford, Kildare which occurred on Monday March 20th . After funeral Mass on Wednesday in St. Brigid’s Church, Clogherinkoe, burial took place in Broadford cemetery, Kildare. May she rest in peace.
Sympathy is extended to P.J. Hough and family Lorda Park and extended family and relatives on the death of his brother in-law John Reilly, Navan, which occurred recently. May he rest in peace.

Ploughing Success.

The North Tipperary Ploughing championships took place in glorious sunshine on Saturday last March 25th after been forced to cancel due to the heavy rain on two previous occasions. Well worth the wait, the site was in excellent condition for the ploughmen who came from all over to compete. The committee wish to thank the site owners, Joe and Lillian Austin, Borrisokane, all who attended and the many competitors.

Spring De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the spring collection, please remember Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns who continue to collect unwanted clothes throughout the year. Items of clothing must be clean and dry and in good condition please and we can supply bags if you want. We can also collect to make it easy for you, just call (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 2601413 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and maths including bath toilet and shower math’s, soiled or wet clothing. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep two adults employed. Many thanks for your continued support.

Redwood NS - Easter Multi - Activity Camp

Redwood NS will be holding an Easter Multi - Activity Camp from Monday 10th - Wednesday 12th April in the school from 9.30am to 2.00 pm. Activities include art, hands on science experiments, design and make, photography, cookery, photostory,Kahoot, powerpoint, nature trails, aistear (learning through play) and lots and lots more!! The camp is €10 per child per day. The camp are open to children from 3 to 10 years old. Bookings are now being taken, please contact Michelle on 090 9747186 or 087 4478115 to reserve a place for your child.
We are now enrolling pupils for September 2017. Enrolment forms can be obtained from the school of from our website www.redwoodns.ie. If you would like to visit the school or speak with the teachers, please contact us on 090 9747186 or email redwoodns@live.ie to make an appointment.

In Concert.

South East Galway Comhaltas in conjunction with Galway Comhaltas are delighted to present Sean Keane in concert on Friday April 7th in Portumna Town Hall at 8pm. Doors open at 7.30pm. Tickets priced at €20 can be purchased through Salmons Newsagents, Portumna or call (087) 0994578.

Training Programme.

Interested in Training and Working in Care? Offaly Local Development Company in association with the ETB invites applications for a 30 week full-time QQI Level 5 “Healthcare Support” course commencing at the end of May 2017 in Birr, Co. Offaly. For further details contact Mary/Linda on 087-7385989

GAA News.

Lorrha suffered their first loss in the County League on Sunday when Burgess pulled away in the final quarter to win 3-15 to 1-15. In round 3, Lorrha are away to Roscrea, likely on weekend 8-9 April.
Lorrha received a walkover from Shannon Rovers last Saturday. Lorrha's second game is at home to Moneygall on Saturday, 8th April.
Minor:
Lorrha Rovers Gaels game with Silvermines was postponed last Sunday and is likely to be refixed. They play Moneygall/Clonakenny in Moneygall this Thursday, 30th March at 6.30pm. Lorrha Rovers will play their rearranged game against Kiladangan on Thursday, 6th April at 7.00pm.
The Minor 'A' Hurling Championship will begin over Easter week with Lorrha Rovers Gaels hosting Roscrea in their opening game.

Under 16 Football:Lorrha Rovers Gaels received a walkover from Ballinahinch/Templederry last Monday. Next Monday, 3rd April, Lorrha Rovers face Kilruane MacDonaghs in Cloughjordan at 6.30pm

Under 14 Football: Lorrha Rovers Gaels game against Borrisokane was called off last Wednesday due to the bad weather. This evening (Wednesday, 29th March) they play Kilruane MacDonaghs in Cloughjordan at 6.30pm. They have a bye next week.

Under 12: Lorrha played Burgess in Moatfield last Saturday and were defeated 2-4 to 1-2. Yesterday (Tuesday) they played Kilruane MacDonaghs band won 5-11 to 0-3. This Friday, 31st March, they play Kiladangan in Moatfield at 6.30pm

Membership for 2017 is now due. Closing date is this Friday, 31st March. Rates are: €90 – Adult player; €50 – Minor/College student; €30 – Non-playing Adult (+€70 extra for gym membership); €20 – Juvenile (16 and under); €90 – Family (2 adults and 2 children, capped at €100 for three or more children). Membership can be paid to registrar Louise Mannion or online at www.locallotto.ie

Our jackpot is €5,100 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online www.locallotto.ie

Social Dancing on Friday night with Declan Aungier. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

Sympathy: Lorrha GAA Club would like to sympathise with the Flynn family, Carrigahorig on the passing of John Flynn who died recently. May he rest in peace.


Lorrha Notes

The newly formed Lorrha Community Responder Group on their first outing which was in the Lorrha St. Patrick's Day Parade.  

Enrolment.

Scoil Lua Naofa Lorrha are enrolling for September 2017. If you would like to call to the school talk to the teachers or to collect an Application form please phone (090) 9747295. We will also post out an form to you when you leave your name and postal address or email luanaofa@eircom.net. Application forms can be also be downloaded from the school web site www.lorrhans.ie. Bus service available on selected routes.

Church News.

Summer-time begins next Sunday, 26th March. Mass will be celebrated in Redwood Church – Vigil Mass, at 8.00p.m commencing  Saturday, 1st April and in Lorrha Church on Sundays at 10.00a.m. and Rathcabbin Church on Sundays 11.30a.m.

North Tipperary Ploughing.

The North Tipperary Ploughing committee were forced to cancel the championships yet once again due to the heavy rain towards the later end of the last week. They apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. A new date of Saturday coming March 25th has been provisionally penciled in and once again all will depend how the week’s weather pans out. The time remains the same, 12.30p.m. on the lands of Joe and Lillian Austin, Borrisokane by kind permission. The site is situated close to the COI hall on the Ballingarry road. Enquiries to the secretary Denis Cahalan on (087) 7793719.

Lorrha Rathcabbin Energy Team.

Lorrha Rathcabbin Energy Team (LRET) are holding their Annual General Meeting (AGM) in the GAA Clubhouse, Moatfield, on Thursday, 23rd March 2017 at 8pm.  All are welcome to attend.

Spring De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the spring collection, please remember Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns who continue to collect unwanted clothes throughout the year. Items of clothing must be clean and dry and in good condition please and we can supply bags if you want. We can also collect to make it easy for you, just call (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 2601413 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and maths including bath toilet and shower math’s, soiled or wet clothing. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep two adults employed. Many thanks for your continued support.

Late Sean O’Meara.

The death took place on Saturday March 18th of Sean O’Meara Nenagh and formerly Lorrha and St. Kieran’s Care Home Rathcabbin, after a long illness. After funeral Mass in St. Ruadhan’s Church Lorrha on Tuesday 21st. burial took place in Nenagh. Sympathy is extended to his family. May he rest in peace.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Brendan Flynn and family Carrigahorig and extended relatives, on the death of his brother John, Nenagh which occurred on Saturday 18th. March.  After funeral Mass in Terryglass Church on Tuesday last, burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Redwood NS

We are now enrolling pupils for September 2017. Enrolment forms can be obtained from the school of from our website (www.redwoodns.ie) If you would like to visit the school or speak with the teachers, please contact us on 090 9747186 or email redwoodns@live.ie to make an appointment.

In Concert.

South East Galway Comhaltas in conjunction with Galway Comhaltas are delighted to present Sean Keane in concert on Friday April 7th in Portumna Town Hall at 8pm. Doors open at 7.30pm. Tickets priced at €20 can be purchased through Salmons Newsagents, Portumna or call (087) 0994578.

Fashion Show.

Portumna Community School are hosting their own fashion show , organized by Transition Years on Thursday, 23rd March at 7.30pm, in Portumna Community School.  Cheese and wine reception on arrival. Tickets are available from the school and in all participating boutiques and at the door - €15 for adult;  €12 – student/ senior citizen. Come and support local students and teachers as they strut down the catwalk.