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

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Martin Heffernan, Chairman of the Mark Heffernan Trust is pictured here presenting Michelle Hogan, principal of Redwood N.S. with a Defibrillator for use in both the school and for the local community. Also in the photograph is Noel Coonan T.D. and Cllr. Michael O’Meara.

Lorrha Parish Golf Outing Proved Very Successful.

The captain Denis Duffy Jnr. presented his prize to his father Denis Snr. Who had a tremendous score of 41 points off white markers playing off 12 handicap and age in excess of eighty years. This was easily the most outstanding score of the Society since its annual outing started in 1990 and we heartily congratulate Denis. The President Pauline Needham’s prize was won by Tony Coen on the back nine with 21 points. Twenty five players won prizes and on a lovely day with Birr Golf course in tremendous condition a enjoyable outing was had by all. We extend thanks to Birr Golf club and all who took part.

CPR Course For Teenagers.

A CPR course for teenagers aged between 14 and 17 years of age will take place in Rathcabbin Hall on Saturday 5th September from 6 to 9pm. Please contact Darina on- 057 9139981 or Betty on 087 6667374 to book your place.

Cardiac First Responders Course.

The first C.F.R. course will take place in Rathcabbin Hall on Friday 4th September at 7p.m sharp. Because of the huge response a second course will be held on Friday 18th September in the same venue and time. If you are not sure of which course you are on please contact Darina on 057 9139981. A further course is planned for early October if there is enough of interest. Watch this space for further details.

Lourdes Pilgrimage.

The Autumn Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will leave Shannon Airport on Sunday, Oct. 4th, returning on Friday, October 9th. The cost this year is €667pps. with a €10 discount for online bookings to www.joewalshtours.ie Booking forms may be obtained from J.W.T., 143 Lower Baggott St. Dublin 2. More information from Fr. Tom Ryan, Shannon. Tel. 061 364133.

Autumn De-Clutter.

Thinking of clearing out the wardrobe to make room for the Autumn collection? Lorrha Development/ Tidy Towns continue with unused clothes collection throughout the Summer 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. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, Pillows and cushions, Carpets, rugs and mats (including bath, shower and toilet mats), Soiled or wet clothing. 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.

The Shannon Tour.Tommy Tiernan The Shannon Tour at Portumna Town Hall on Friday October 9th Limited tickets available online at : http://www.ticketmaster.ie/tommy-tiernan-out-of-the-tynagh-road 12015/event/18004F0BE25B5303 or contact: Orla Kennedy 0851903246.

Art  Exhibition.

Portumna’s Shorelines Arts Exhibition 2015 will run this year from 4th-26th September at The Gallery at The Workhouse. Local artists wishing to submit a piece are asked to bring it to the Workhouse on Monday 24th August from 6-7.30 pm. Further details from 086-3195603.

Shorelines Arts Exhibition

Can you spare a few hours over the festival weekend (17th-20th Sept) to help with the supervision of the Art Exhibition in the Workhouse? If yes, then we’d love to hear from you – contact Aishling on 086-8389529 or email: info@shorelinesartsfestival.com.

Sarah Killeen School of Dance:
Classical Ballet classes resume next week at The Engine Room, Portumna on Saturday 5th September. The school offers tuition to students of all ages from Pre-school to Grade work following the RAD syllabus. For more information oe to book your place call Sarah on 087-2117262 or email: info@engineroomportumna.ie

GAA News.

Lotto: Our jackpot is now €6,000. Thank you for your continued support. You can play our lotto online at www.locallotto.ie where it is easy to play every week. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5.

Senior: Lorrha are through to the last 16 of the county championship and have been drawn against Eire Og Annacarty in the preliminary quarter finals which will be on Sunday, 13 September at The Ragg at 3.30pm. We have already lost to the West champions in the group stage of the county championship last May.

Junior Football: The junior footballers received a walkover from Shannon Rovers in the first round on Sunday morning. Lorrha’s have two further games to play against Newport and Ballina.

Under 21 Hurling: Lorrha have been drawn against Templederry in the first round of the North ‘B’ Championship with this competition set to get underway in October.

Under 16: Lorrha/Shannon Rovers played Burgess in the North ‘B’ semi-final last Monday evening in Ballinderry and won 5-11 to 2-9 and will now play Borrisokane in the final on Saturday, 12th September.

Juvenile Fundraising Table Quiz: will be held on Saturday, 26th September at 9pm in Moatfield. Table of 4 – €40. Top prize €200. Raffle on the night with the top prize of a hamper.

Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw: We ask all promoters to bring their accounts up to date.

Tipperary: Congratulations to the Tipp minor footballers on beating Kildare to reach the All Ireland Final.

Bext of luck to the Tipperary minor hurlers in the All Ireland Final against Galway this Sunday.

Parent & Toddler Group: beginning on Tuesday, 8th September from 10am to 12pm.

Social Dancing: continues on Friday night to the music of Derek Veale. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am. Practice every Monday night from 8.30-10.30pm


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Schools Re-Open

Rathcabbin N.S. will open their doors for the new school year on Friday morning the 28th at 9.20am while Lorrha and Redwood will open on Monday next August 31st . Lorrha hours will remain unchanges, from 9.20am but you are reminded that Redwood NS have changed their hours. School will open at 8.30am for pupils to arrive with classes starting at 8.50. School will finish at 1.30 pm for infant classes and 2.30 pm for all other classes. There will be an afterschool homework/activity club available for all pupils immediately after school up to 5pm daily. New infants can be collected at the earlier time of 12 noon for the first week of school.

Gratitude.

Everyone at Redwood NS would like to express their utmost thanks to the Mark Heffernan trust for purchasing a defibrillator for the school which was delivered last week.

CPR Course For Teenagers.

A CPR course for teenagers aged between 14 and 17 years of age will take place in Rathcabbin Hall on Saturday 5th September from 6 to 9pm. Please contact Darina on- 057 9139981 or Betty on 087 6667374 to book your place.

Adult Defibrillator Course.

The adult defibrillator course in Rathcabbin Hall on Friday 4th September is now fully booked. Another course evening will take place on Friday 18th September in the hall at 7pm. at a cost of €10.  Please contact Darina on- 057 9139981 or Betty on 087 6667374 to book your place.  It’s a simple skill that could save a life.

Historical Fancy Dress.

A historical fancy dress and BBQ will take place in Kelly’s Rathcabbin on Friday night 28th at 9.30pm. to kick off the parish heritage festival. Prizes will be awarded to the best dressed and to the best historical karaoke competition winners. Music by DJ Ray.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Ann and Terry Smyth and family Clonmona, Rathcabbin on the death of Ann’s father John Healy, Mayo which occurred last week.  May he rest in peace.

Lourdes Pilgrimage.

The Autumn Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will leave Shannon Airport on Sunday, Oct. 4th, returning on Friday, October 9th. The cost this year is €667pps. with a €10 discount for online bookings to www.joewalshtours.ie Booking forms may be obtained from J.W.T., 143 Lower Baggott St. Dublin 2.  More information from Fr. Tom Ryan, Shannon. Tel. 061 364133.

Autumn De-Clutter.

Thinking of clearing out the wardrobe to make room for the Autumn collection? Lorrha Development/ Tidy Towns continue with unused clothes collection throughout the Summer 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. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, Pillows and cushions, Carpets, rugs and mats (including bath, shower and toilet mats), Soiled or wet clothing. 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.

Portumna Draft Plan.

Draft Portumna Local Area Plan on display in The Hub Portumna. Anybody who owns land or a building in Portumna should view it. There are changes that concern you. Changes regarding flooding rezoning and dezoning. You have until Friday 11th September to make submissions. Cllr. Anne Rabbitte will be available in The Hub by appointment.

Car Boot Sale.

Car Boot Sale in Portumna Mart Sunday 30th August from 1pm. Sell your unwanted goods or come along for a browse. E10 Car, E20 Van. All Proceeds to Portumna Tidy Towns.

The Shannon Tour.

Tommy Tiernan The Shannon Tour at Portumna Town Hall on Friday October 9th Limited tickets available online at : http://www.ticketmaster.ie/tommy-tiernan-out-of-the-tynagh-road 12015/event/18004F0BE25B5303 or contact: Orla Kennedy 0851903246.

Art  Exhibition.

Portumna’s Shorelines Arts Exhibition 2015 will run this year from 4th-26th September at The Gallery at The Workhouse. Local artists wishing to submit a piece are asked to bring it to the Workhouse on Monday 24th August from 6-7.30 pm. Further details from 086-3195603.

Visual Art at Shorelines 2015..Calling All Artists.

Once again, the Gallery at The Workhouse will be home to the Shorelines Art Exhibition for the month of September including the festival weekend September 17th-20th. Included in the exhibition will be the artwork from the local artists and members of Wolf Lorien’s weekly art classes in Portumna as well as guest professional artists.  If you are interested in exhibiting one of your works, please bring it to the Workhouse on Monday 24th August from 6-7.30 pm. Work submitted after this date may not be exhibited as space is limited. The cost is €5 to help towards the cost of displaying materials and insurance. Please, please make sure your work is ready for hanging – pictures should be framed and have a cord or wire at the back! If you wish to offer your piece for sale, please also decide on the price you want to ask in advance.

We greatly look forward to seeing your work and to a very successful exhibition that will show the wealth of talent there is within the area!

Shorelines Arts Exhibition

Can you spare a few hours over the festival weekend (17th-20th Sept) to help with the supervision of the Art Exhibition in the Workhouse? If yes, then we’d love to hear from you – contact Aishling on 086-8389529 or email: info@shorelinesartsfestival.com.

GAA News.

Lotto: Our jackpot is now €5,850. Thank you for your continued support. You can play our lotto online at www.locallotto.ie where it is easy to play every week. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5.

Senior: Following the victories for Killenaule and Eire Og Annacarty in the South and West finals respectively on Sunday, Lorrha are through to the last 16 of the county championship and have been drawn against Eire Og Annacarty in the preliminary quarter finals, likely to be on weekend 12-13 September. We have already lost to the West champions in the group stage of the county championship last May.

Junior Hurling: Hard luck to the junior hurlers who lost 1-14 to 1-13 to Borrisokane in the Junior ‘B’ Championship quarter final in Cloughjordan on Saturday evening. An injury time penalty for Borrisokane was the difference despite a gutsy effort from our lads. Thanks to the players and mentors for their efforts throughout the yeat, which included winning the league.

Junior Football: Lorrha will take on Shannon Rovers in the first round of the Junior ‘A’ championship in Moatfield this Sunday at 12 noon.

Minor: Following Borrisokane’s victory over Silvermines last week, Lorrha have been pipped to a semi-final spot by Borrisokane on the head to head record despite the sides being tied on six points apiece. Thanks to the players and mentors for their efforts over the course of the summer.

Under 16: Lorrha/Shannon Rovers beat Ballina 2-15 to 2-9 in their last group game on Monday week last. They have topped the group unbeaten and will now play either Burgess in the semi-final, next Monday, 31st August in either Moatfield or Ballinderry.

Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw: We ask all promoters to bring their accounts up to date.

Tipperary: Best of luck to the Tipperary minor footballers in the All Ireland semi-final against Kildare on Sunday.

All Ireland Final Tickets: will be drawn for among club members only in Moatfield next Monday night, 31st August at 8.30pm.

Parent & Toddler Group: beginning on Tuesday, 8th September from 10am to 12pm.

Social Dancing: continues on Friday night to the music of Checkers. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.


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Farewell to Tipperary management team after defeat to Galway in All-Ireland Semi-Final last Sunday.

Golf Outing Reminder.

The annual parish golf outing will take place in Birr Golf club on Saturday 22nd August. This year’s captain is Denis Duffy (Jnr), and the President is Pauline Needham. Tee time from 9am. Time sheets available from Denis on (087) 7784666 or from Tony Coen on (087) 6219639.

Late William (Billy) Styles.

The unexpected death took place on Friday August 14th of Liam Styles, Crumlin and late of Cullagh, Rathcabbin. Liam who was 76 years old was not enjoying good health in recent times but his death has come as a shock to his family. He was beloved husband of Ashlin and much loved father of Liam and Stephen brothers Jimmy (Dublin) Brendan (England), sisters Carmel (Italy) and Tessy (England), daughters in-law Lisa and Angela, nephews, nieces, grandchildren Meghan, Jonathan, Atiria and Ashlin, sisters in-law, brothers in-law, relatives, neighbours and friends. After funeral Mass on Tuesday 18th in St. Bernadettes Church cremation took place in Mount Jerome Crematorium. May he rest in peace.

Mobile Defibrillator Course.

A mobile defibrillator will be sited in Rathcabbin in Kelly’s bar, thanks to the generosity of the community and local businesses.  David McEvoy of Birr First Responders Group will run a certified training course for people over 18  on CPR and use of the defibrillator . This course costs €10 and will take place in Rathcabbin Hall on Friday 4th September 7pm . David will train  teenagers (14-17 yrs)  in CPR in a  separate course on Saturday 5th September . Please contact Darina on- 057 9139981 or Betty on 087 6667374 to book your place.  Its a simple skill that could save a life.

Lourdes Pilgrimage.

The Autumn Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will leave Shannon Airport on Sunday, Oct. 4th, returning on Friday, October 9th. The cost this year is €667pps. with a €10 discount for online bookings to www.joewalshtours.ie Booking forms may be obtained from J.W.T., 143 Lower Baggott St. Dublin 2. More information from Fr. Tom Ryan, Shannon. Tel. 061 364133.

Autumn De-Clutter.

Thinking of clearing out the wardrobe to make room for the Autumn collection? Lorrha Development/ Tidy Towns continue with unused clothes collection throughout the Summer 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. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, Pillows and cushions, Carpets, rugs and mats (including bath, shower and toilet mats), Soiled or wet clothing. 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.

Commiserations.

Commiserations to Patrick “Bonner” Maher and the Tipperary team on their agonizingly one point defeat to Galway in the All-Ireland semi final.

Art  Exhibition.

 Portumna’s Shorelines Arts Exhibition 2015 will run this year from 4th-26th September at The Gallery at The Workhouse. Local artists wishing to submit a piece are asked to bring it to the Workhouse on Monday 24th August from 6-7.30 pm. Further details from 086-3195603.

 Visual Art at Shorelines 2015..Calling All Artists.

Once again, the Gallery at The Workhouse will be home to the Shorelines Art Exhibition for the month of September including the festival weekend September 17th-20th. Included in the exhibition will be the artwork from the local artists and members of Wolf Lorien’s weekly art classes in Portumna as well as guest professional artists.

If you are interested in exhibiting one of your works, please bring it to the Workhouse on Monday 24th August from 6-7.30 pm. Work submitted after this date may not be exhibited as space is limited. The cost is €5 to help towards the cost of displaying materials and insurance. Please, please make sure your work is ready for hanging – pictures should be framed and have a cord or wire at the back! If you wish to offer your piece for sale, please also decide on the price you want to ask in advance.

We greatly look forward to seeing your work and to a very successful exhibition that will show the wealth of talent there is within the area!

Lorrha GAA News.

Lotto: Our jackpot is now €5,650. Thank you for your continued support. You can play our lotto online at www.locallotto.ie where it is easy to play every week. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5.

Senior: Our championship campaign is in limbo as we await the progress of Killenaule and Eire Og Annacarty in their divisional finals this weekend. Killenaule will play Mullinahone in the South final while Eire Og Annacarty will play Knockavilla Kickhams in the West final. If one or both is successful, we will progress to the last 16, which could be played in 2-3 weeks time.

Junior Hurling: Despite leading for long stages, our junior hurlers lost 1-14 to 1-10 to Ballina in our final group game on Friday in Ballina. As a result we finish second in the group and must now play Borrisokane in a quarter final this Saturday, 22nd August in Cloughjordan at 6pm. Best of luck to the players and mentors.

Minor: The minor hurlers were defeated 3-18 to 0-11 by Silvermines in Dolla last Wednesday in their final group game of the championship. Lorrha currently lie in the final semi-final berth and are awaiting the outcome of this evenings (Wednesday) game between Silvermines and Borrisokane where a win or draw for Silvermines would see us progress to the last four.

Under 16: Lorrha/Shannon Rovers enjoyed a win over Portroe last Monday week. Last Monday, they beat Ballina 2-15 to 2-9. The team are already through to the semi-finals where they will play either Ballina, Burgess or Newport Gaels this weekend.

Under 14: Lorrha/Shannon Rovers Gaels suffered a disappointing 3-9 to 2-3 North semi-final defeat to Newport Gaels in Moatfield last Thursday. It brings to an end what had been an encouraging campaign and Lorrha would like to thank the players and mentors for their efforts. Also we would like to recognise Shannon Rovers Gaels as in the first amalgamation at this age grade, everything worked well throughout the year.

Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw: We ask all promoters to bring their accounts up to date.

Tipperary: Hard luck to Patrick Maher and the Tipperary senior hurlers following their All Ireland semi-final defeat to Galway on Sunday. Well done to the minor hurlers on beating Dublin in their semi-final.

Lorrha Parish Golf Outing: takes place this year in Birr Golf Club on Saturday, 22nd August. Tee-times from 9am to 1pm with timesheet available by contacting this years Captain Denis Duffy 0877784666 or Tony Coen 0876219639. This years President is Pauline Needham.

Parent & Toddler Group: beginning on Tuesday, 8th September from 10am to 12pm.

Social Dancing: continues on Friday night to the music of the Moynihan Brothers. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.


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Rathcabbin School Pupils won a reading prize from Birr Library prior to the summer holidays. Martina Needham Birr Librarian, is pictured here with the pupils when she delivered their award to the school.


Tipperary v Galway

As part of the build up to this Sunday’s All-Ireland Senior Hurling semi-final between Tipperary and Galway, RTE’s Championship magazine show “Thank GAA it’s Friday” will feature a segment from Lorrha GAA club. Airing this Friday night at 8.30pm on RTE2, the show will include interviews from past and present players.

 

Recent Wedding.

The wedding of Marie Shewbridge, daughter of Tom & Margaret, Lorrha, and  Michael Briody, son of Mick & Linda, Longford took place on July 23rd. in St. Ruadhan’s Church, Lorrha. The bride was attended by her sister Elaine and her cousin Sheila Melody while the bestman was  Stephen Briody, the grooms brother and the groomsman was their son Ronan Shewbridge.  Freya McCann, a niece was flowergirl and she was accompanied by the pageboy Matthew Hanlon, nephew.  The lovely ceremony was celebrated by Fr. Paul F. Murphy of Renmore Army Barracks, Galway while the church music was provided by Colin Fahy. Both mothers, Margaret and Linda brought the offertory gifts to the altar. Afterwards the newly married couple joined their family and friends for their reception which was held in the Athlone Springs Hotel.   Congratulations and many good wishes is extended to Marie and Michael as they settle down to married life in Lorrha.

Golf Outing Reminder.

The annual parish golf outing will take place in Birr Golf club on Saturday 22nd August. This year’s captain is Denis Duffy (Jnr), and the President is Pauline Needham. Tee time from 9am. Time sheets available from Denis on (087) 7784666 or from Tony Coen on (087) 6219639.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Philip McGrath and family Lorrha on the death of his father Phil, Loughmore which occurred on August 8th. After funeral Mass in the Church of the Nativity of our Lady, Loughmore on Monday last, burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.  Sympathy is also extended to the extended Duggan family on the death of Denis, Nenagh  and formerly of The Ferry, who died on July 28th. After funeral Mass in St. John’s Church Tyone, burial took place in Lisbony New Cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Cancer Advice:

You are invited by Hayes & Hayes Pharmacy to get free advice on how to prevent cancer, information on spotting the early signs and any other queries you may have on Wednesday August 19th when the Marie Keating Mobile Unit visits the pharmacy with their nurse Phil. All welcome between 10.30am – 3.30pm.

Church News.

You are asked to note that there will be no vigil Mass in Redwood Church on Saturday 15th August. Usual Masses on Sunday, 16th August  –  i.e.  Lorrha at 10.00a.m. and Rathcabbin at 11.30a.m. Saturday, (15th August) Feast of The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a holyday of obligation.Mass in Lorrha at 10.00am and in Rathcabbin at 8.00pm.

Holycross Pilgrimage.

The annual Pilgrimage to Holycross will take place on Tuesday, 18th August. Please give names to Betty Houlihan – Tel: 087 6667374 as soon as possible.

Lourdes Pilgrimage.

The Autumn Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will leave Shannon Airport on Sunday, Oct. 4th, returning on Friday, October 9th. The cost this year is €667pps. with a €10 discount for online bookings to www.joewalshtours.ie Booking forms may be obtained from J.W.T., 143 Lower Baggott St. Dublin 2.  More information from Fr. Tom Ryan, Shannon. Tel. 061 364133.

Autumn De-Clutter.

Thinking of clearing out the wardrobe to make room for the Autumn collection? Lorrha Development/ Tidy Towns continue with unused clothes collection throughout the Summer 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. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, Pillows and cushions, Carpets, rugs and mats (including bath, shower and toilet mats), Soiled or wet clothing. 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.

Terryglass Arts Festival.

The Annual Terryglass Arts Festival kicks off on Wednesday August 12th and will run until Sunday 16th.  There’s something for everyone over four days of festival activities. For further information contact 087 2181663 or visit www.terryglassartsfestival.ie.181663
info@terryglassartsfestival.ie

Art  Exhibition.

Portumna’s Shorelines Arts Exhibition 2015 will run this year from 4th-26th September at The Gallery at The Workhouse. Local artists wishing to submit a piece are asked to bring it to the Workhouse on Monday 24th August from 6-7.30 pm. Further details from 086-3195603.

Visual Art at Shorelines 2015 *** Calling all ARTISTS ***

Once again, the Gallery at The Workhouse will be home to the Shorelines Art Exhibition for the month of September including the festival weekend September 17th-20th. Included in the exhibition will be the artwork from the local artists and members of Wolf Lorien’s weekly art classes in Portumna as well as guest professional artists.

If you are interested in exhibiting one of your works, please bring it to the Workhouse on Monday 24th August from 6-7.30 pm. Work submitted after this date may not be exhibited as space is limited. The cost is €5 to help towards the cost of displaying materials and insurance. Please, please make sure your work is ready for hanging – pictures should be framed and have a cord or wire at the back! If you wish to offer your piece for sale, please also decide on the price you want to ask in advance.  We greatly look forward to seeing your work and to a very successful exhibition that will show the wealth of talent there is within the area!

Lorrha GAA News.

Lotto: Our jackpot is now €5,500. Thank you for your continued support. You can play our lotto online at www.locallotto.ie where it is easy to play every week. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5.

Senior: Our championship campaign is in limbo as we await the progress of Killenaule and Eire Og Annacarty in their divisional championships. Killenaule will play Mullinahone in the South final while Eire Og Annacarty will play Knockavilla Kickhams in the West final. If one or both is successful, we will progress to the last 16, which won’t be played until late August at the earliest.

Junior Hurling: Lorrha defeated Shannon Rovers 1-21 to 1-4 in the third round of the championship in Ballinderry on Sunday afternoon with the goal coming from Ross O’Meara. It sets up a crucial game away to Ballina this Friday, 14th August at 7.15pm, where a win or a draw will see us through to the semi-finals. Regardless we are already through to the quarter finals.

Minor: The minor hurlers face Silvermines in Dolla this evening (Wednesday, 12th August) at 7.15pm in a crucial game where a win or draw would see us into the semi-finals. A defeat might still be enough if other results go our way.

Under 16: Lorrha/Shannon Rovers returned to action against Portroe on Monday evening in Moatfield on Monday; news next week. Next Monday, they are away to Ballina at 7pm as they remain on course to reach the semi-finals on Monday, 22nd August.

Under 14: Lorrha/Shannon Rovers will play Newport Gaels in the North ‘B’ semi-final in Moatfield on Thursday, 13th August at 7.30pm.
All Ireland Semi-Final Tickets: Orders for All Ireland semi-final tickets on 16th August through the club have closed. Tickets can still be purchased through www.tickets.ie, Centra or SuperValu.

Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw: The club didn’t have any winners in the August draw which took place last Saturday night. We ask all promoters to bring their accounts up to date.

Tipperary: Best of luck to Patrick Maher and the Tipperary senior and minor hurling teams in their All Ireland semi-finals at Croke Park this Sunday.

Lorrha Parish Golf Outing: takes place this year in Birr Golf Club on Saturday, 22nd August. Tee-times from 9am to 1pm with timesheet available by contacting this years Captain Denis Duffy 0877784666 or Tony Coen 0876219639. This years President is Pauline Needham.

Blood Drive: Irish Blood.ie returns to the GAA Centre on Tuesday, 8thSeptember from 1pm to 11pm.

Social Dancing: continues on Friday night to the music of Glen Flynn. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.


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Michael Naylor Rathcabbin, driving his 1975 Honda CD 175 on Sunday last in the 47th Annual Birr Vintage Week & Arts Festival Parade.

Portumna Fair.

There will be an local Indoor Market & Craft Fair taking place this Sunday August 9th from 12noon – 5pm in The Boathouse Bar Portumna. Please support all local craftspeople.

Church News.

The Autumn Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will leave Shannon Airport on Sunday, Oct. 4th, returning on Friday, October 9th. The cost this year is €667pps. with a €10 discount for online bookings to www.joewalshtours.ie Booking forms may be obtained from J.W.T., 143 Lower Baggott St. Dublin 2. More information from Fr. Tom Ryan, Shannon. Tel. 061 364133.

Commiserations.

Commiserations is extended to Caoimhe Kennedy and the Tipperary senior camogie team on their All Ireland quarter final loss to Cork.It was a big ask for the young Premier girls but it was a great achievement to progress so far. It’s now back to club action with all adult games fixed for this coming week-end.

Autumn De-Clutter.

Thinking of clearing out the wardrobe to make room for the Autumn collection? Lorrha Development/ Tidy Towns continue with unused clothes collection throughout the Summer 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. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, Pillows and cushions, Carpets, rugs and mats (including bath, shower and toilet mats), Soiled or wet clothing. 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.

Lorrha GAA News.

Lotto: Our jackpot is now €5,400. Thank you for your continued support. You can play our lotto online at www.locallotto.ie where it is easy to play every week. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5.

Senior: Our championship campaign is in limbo as we await the progress of Killenaule and Eire Og Annacarty in their divisional championships. Killenaule will play Mullinahone in the South final while Eire Og Annacarty will play Knockavilla Kickhams in the West final. If one or both is successful, we will progress to the last 16, which won’t be played until late August at the earliest.

Junior Hurling: Lorrha are away to Shannon Rovers this Sunday, 9th August, at 12 noon in the third round of the Junior ‘B’ Championship. The following Friday, 14th August, we are away to Ballina at 7pm.

Minor: The minor hurlers recorded their third win of the championship with a 3-11 to 0-18 victory over Moneygall/Clonakenny in an exciting game in Moatfield last Wednesday with the goals coming from Niall McIntyre, Tony Needham and Alan O’Meara. The win keeps Lorrha in the hunt for the semi-finals with one game to go, away to Silvermines on Wednesday, 12th August at 7pm.

Under 16: Lorrha/Shannon Rovers defeated Borrisokane 4-11 to 1-17 last Monday week. There is no game last Monday with the team returning to action against Portroe on Monday, 10th August at 7pm in Moatfield.

Under 14: Lorrha/Shannon Rovers will play Newport Gaels in the North ‘B’ semi-final in Moatfield on Wednesday, 12th August at 7.00pm.

Under 12: The Under 12’s exited the championship last Friday evening following a narrow 3-3 to 2-3 defeat to Ballina in the North ‘B’ Championship quarter final. Commiserations to the players and mentors on their efforts.

All Ireland Semi-Final Tickets: Orders for All Ireland semi-final tickets on 16th August through the club have closed. Tickets can still be purchased through www.tickets.ie, Centra or SuperValu.

Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw: We ask all promoters to bring their accounts up to date ahead of the August draw.

Tipperary: Hard luck to Caoimhe Kennedy and the Tipperary senior camogie team on their All Ireland quarter final loss to Cork.

Social Dancing: continues on Friday night to the music of Pat & Ritchie. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

Sympathy: Lorrha GAA Club would like to sympathise with the Duggan family, Nenagh, on the death of Denis Duggan, formerly of The Ferry, who passed away last week. May he rest in peace.


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A scene from Knockshegowna Hill where the first ever Mass was concelebrated on Saturday evening July 25th.

Country Strollers.

Would you like to get fit? If so why not join the country strollers any Monday, Wednesday or Friday evening leaving from Rathcabbin at 8.00pm sharp. All welcome.

Raffle Results.

Darina Kelly Rathcabbin wishes to offer thanks to all who supported the draw in aid of the Defibillator which fundraising is taking place for. The results of the draw is as follows.

Gain Dog Food Hamper – Frank Ryan, Lorrha, Flynns Supervalu lights – Rob Wiabi, USA, Parkers Riverstown dinners for two – John Fallon and Pat Cleary, Rathcabbin. Elaine’s Cakes voucher – John Cleary, Gurteen. Tearaways Voucher – Mary Duffy Graigue, Camcor Castles Bouncy Castle hire – Brian Lewis, Rathcabbin, County Arms Gym Membership – Pat Deane, Dooly’s Hotel  Sunday lunchs- Fr Michael Kennedy, Lusmagh. Barry Gleeson lawn seed – Ger Mannion, Rathcabbin, NE Fitness Ireland spin bike rental- Rose Mannion, Lorrha, Bearhug Badminton set – Nancy White, Lorrha, Scarf and Fascinator from Jazz boutique – Ann Power, Rathcabbin, Signed Cannings Hurley – John Kennedy, Ballyduff , Costcutters prize Rita Coughlan, Rathcabbin, Kellys Voucher – Kitty Kennedy, Rathcabbin.

Good Luck.

The best of luck is extended to Caoimhe Kennedy and the Tipperary senior camogie team who take on Cork in the All-Ireland quarter final on Saturday next August 1st. Time and venue unknown at time of going to print.

Church News.

The Autumn Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will leave Shannon Airport on Sunday, Oct. 4th, returning on Friday, October 9th. The cost this year is €667pps. with a €10 discount for online bookings to www.joewalshtours.ie Booking forms may be obtained from J.W.T., 143 Lower Baggott St. Dublin 2. More information from Fr. Tom Ryan, Shannon. Tel. 061 364133.

Look, See and Snap it Up.

Calling all children in the parish and adults too. Would you like a chance to contribute a photograph to the Lorrha and Dorrha Parish Calendar 2016? During the holidays when you are out and about and have plenty of time to notice the variety of interesting sights all around us – nature, people working, summer activities etc. happening in the parish. Lorrha Development Association invite you to capture what you’ve spotted on camera and email your picture to info@lorrhadorrha.ie or you can contact (087) 2601413 or (086) 8647166. Do take note that photographs must carry a caption with date, place and names of people. Your picture could be in next year’s calendar! Alternatively, if there is an old, or not so old photograph in your house that could be suitable for reproduction in the calendar, then we would love to see it.

Autumn De-Clutter.

Thinking of clearing out the wardrobe to make room for the Autumn collection? Lorrha Development/ Tidy Towns continue with unused clothes collection throughout the Summer 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. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, Pillows and cushions, Carpets, rugs and mats (including bath, shower and toilet mats), Soiled or wet clothing. 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.

Knockshegowna Hill Draws The Crowds.

The rain stayed away as close on five hundred people attended the first ever Mass on Knockshegowna Hill on Saturday evening July 25th. concelebrated by Fr’s Meehan and Cleary. Situated a few miles South of Birr and in Ballingarry, North Tipperary, off the N52 in the Shinrome parish, the hill is privately owned and forms part of Fairymount Open Farm. Erected in 1949 to celebrate the arrival of electricity in the area the large wooden illuminated high cross on the top of the 212m high hill draws people all year round to view the seven counties that can be seen.

Lorrha GAA News

Lotto: The numbers drawn last Monday were: 3 – 18 – 21 – 30. No Winner. No Match 3 winner. Lucky Dips x 4: Cahalan Boys, Tina O’Brien, Keith Brady, Margaret Morris. Promoters: Jimmy Dunne, Tommy Cahalan, Pat Hough. Our jackpot is now €5,100. Thank you for your continued support. You can play our lotto online at www.locallotto.ie where it is easy to play every week. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5.

Senior: Our championship campaign is now in limbo as we await the progress of Killenaule and Eire Og Annacarty in their divisional championships. Killenaule will play Ballingarry or Mullinahone in the South final while Eire Og Annacarty will play Knockavilla Kickhams in the West final. If one or both is successful, we will progress to the last 16, which won’t be played until late August at the earliest.

Junior Hurling: Lorrha recorded a good 3-16 to 1-7 win over Nenagh Eire Og in their second game of the championship in Moatfield on Friday evening. Goals from David Fogarty (2) and Eoin Gormally. Lorrha have two group games remaining, away to Shannon Rovers on Sunday, 9th August at 12 noon and Ballina on Saturday, 15th August at 7.00pm

Minor: The minor hurlers recorded their second win of the championship with a 0-25 to 1-11 win over Templederry in Templederry last Wednesday. It keeps the team in the hunt for the semi-finals ahead of our next game at home to Moneygall/Clonakenny this evening (Wednesday) at 7pm. Our final group game will be away to Silvermines.

Under 16: Lorrha/Shannon Rovers defeated Burgess in Ballinderry on Monday week last. Last Monday, they are away to Borrisokane and won 4-11 to 1-17. There is no game next Monday with the team returning to action against Portroe on Monday, 10th August.

Under 14: Lorrha/Shannon Rovers lost 2-9 to 1-3 in a semi-final playoff last Wednesday. This means they will play Newport Gaels in the North ‘B’ semi-final in Moatfield on Wednesday, 12th August at 7.00pm.

Under 12: The Under 12’s recorded a 3-5 to 3-2 win over Templederry in Moatfield last Friday.

All Ireland Semi-Final Tickets: Orders for All Ireland semi-final tickets on 16th August must be submitted to Shane Brophy by next Sunday night, 2ndAugust. No orders will be accepted after this date. Hogan & Cusack Stand – €40; Terrace – €25; Davin Stand – €10; Family – €40 adult + €5 juvenile.

Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw: The club had no winner in the July Draw which took place in Clonmel last Friday. We ask all promoters to bring their accounts uptodate.

Tipperary: Best of luck to Caoimhe Kennedy and the Tipperary senior camogie team in the All Ireland quarter final v Cork this weekend. Also to the Tipp minor footballers in their All Ireland quarter final against Galway.

Social Dancing: continues on Friday night to the music of Declan Aungier. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.


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Happy out at the Lorrha GAA Summer Cul Camp held last week.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to the brother, sisters and relatives of the late Josephine Tuohy, Ballinasloe and formerly Kilregane, Lorrha who died on July 12th. Cremation took place on Tuesday 14th in Mount Jerome Crematorium, Harold’s Cross, Dublin. May she rest in peace. Sympathy is extended to P.J. Cleary and the extended Cleary families Rathcabbin on the sudden death of Johnny, Birr and formerly Coolross, Rathcabbin which occurred on Tuesday 7th July. After funeral Mass in St. Brendan’s Church, Birr on Friday last 17th burial took place in Bonaham Cemetery, Rathcabbin. May he rest in peace.

Please Take Note.

The weekly work evenings around Lorrha village has been changed to Thursday evenings to facilitate volunteers who continue to come in and help with weeding, cleaning etc. This Thursday volunteers are requested to meet in Friars Park at 7.30pm to finish work that needs to be completed there. Lorrha Development / Tidy Towns wish to thank those who have volunteered to date. Your support is much appreciated. All help will be very welcome.

Well Done.

Congratulations is extended to Caoimhe Kennedy and the Tipperary senior camogie team who had a good win over Clare on Saturday last in the All-Ireland Championship campaign which took place in The Ragg. The side now progress to the quarter final where they will meet Cork on August 1st. We wish Caoimhe and the Tipp girls the best of luck.

Church News.

More Eucharistic Ministers is required for Sunday Mass in Rathcabbin. If interested, please leave your name with Sacristan or Priest.

The Annual Youth 2000 Summer Festival will take place in the Cistercian College , Roscrea, from Thursday 13th – Sunday 16th August 2015. For young people aged 16 – 35, an opportunity not to be missed to experience the catholic faith and meet many new people, with over 1000 young people from all corners of Ireland attending last year. The festival is donation only. Free busses available from all around Ireland. For more info and to book online, see www.youth2000.ie or phone 01 6753690.

Mass on Knockshegowna.

First Mass ever will be celebrated on Knockshegowna Hill on Saturday 25th July at 6.45p.m. (weather permitting).Transport to the summit from 5.30 assembling at Fairy Mount Farm just 200 meters from the Pike Church. The evening will conclude with light refreshments music and song.

Summer Camp Reminder.

Borrisokane Athletic club are holding a summer camp in the GAA Pitch in Motefield on 23rd and 24th of July from 10am to 1pm. Ages catered for will be from 6 to 14 years. It won’t be all about athletics though as fun and games will be also included. €25 per child. Family discount. Bring snack & drink. For further information contact John O’Farrell on (087) 2210115. FitKidz Summer sports camp takes place on Thursday & Friday 23rd & 24th July in Lorrha GAA Grounds, Moatfield. Starts at 10, finishes at 1. Suitable for boys and girls age 6-14. cost is 25 euro per child. Discounts available for families with 3 or more children attending camp.To book call Amanda on 087-1171575

New Postcode Service.

A new postcode service has been introduced in Ireland in keeping with other European countries around the world. Each postal address has been given a unique postcode called Eircode. Householders do not need to change their address, simply add the code to the bottom of your address. The new system is expected to benefit householders and businesses to be easier identified, quicker and easier for medical emergency service to locate address, make it easier to shop on line, help to develop Irish online business, facilitate better planning and delivery of public services. The postcode is unique in so far as that each resident and business will have their own postcode whereas in other countries, a postcode defines a group or cluster of addresses. During the coming months, Eircode will be rolled out across the country.

Autumn De-Clutter.

Thinking of clearing out the wardrobe to make room for the Autumn collection? Lorrha Development/ Tidy Towns continue with unused clothes collection throughout the Summer 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. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, Pillows and cushions, Carpets, rugs and mats (including bath, shower and toilet mats), Soiled or wet clothing. 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.

Lorrha GAA News

Lotto: The numbers drawn last Monday were: 1 – 2 – 7 – 24. No Winner. Match 3 winners (share €100): Michael & Margaret Mary Houlihan, Ann H Smyth, Ken Hogan, Eoin & Orla Kennedy. Promoters: Louis McCormack, Liam Reddish and Willie Fogarty. Our jackpot is now €4,950. Thank you for your continued support. You can play our lotto online at www.locallotto.ie where it is easy to play every week. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5.

Senior: The senior hurlers fell to a strong Kildangan side in the North Senior Hurling Championship quarter final on Sunday evening. A personal total of 3-5 from Patrick Maher wasn’t enough as we fell to a 1-29 to 4-11 defeat. Our championship campaign is now in limbo as we await the progress of Killenaule and Eire Og Annacarty in their divisional championships, if one or both is successful, we will progress to the last 16, which is unlikely to be played until September at the earliest.

Junior Hurling: Lorrha face Nenagh Eire Og in the second round of the North Junior ‘B’ Championship in Moatfield this Friday at 7.30pm.

Minor: The minor hurlers suffered a heavy defeat to Borrisokane in the third round of the championship last Wednesday evening. This Wednesday (22nd July) we travel to face Templederry at 7.30pm.

Under 16: Lorrha/Shannon Rovers were due to play Templederry last Monday week but the game was postponed. Last Monday, 20th July, they defeated Burgess in Ballinderry. Next Monday, 27th July, they are away to Borrisokane at 7.00pm

Under 14: Lorrha/Shannon Rovers will face Silvermines in a playoff this evening (Wednesday) in Dolla at 7.00pm. The winner will play Burgess or Moneygall/Clonakenny in a semi-final while the loser will meet Newport Gaels.

Under 12: The Under 12’s return to action on Friday, 24th July with a home game against Templederry at 7.00pm.

Tipperary: Hard luck to Brian Hogan and the Tipperary under 21 hurlers against Limerick in the Munster semi-final last Thursday evening and also to the senior footballers on their defeat to Tyrone.

Cul Camp: The Lorrha Kelloggs Cul Camp took place in Moatfield last week. Despite the mixed weather, 67 children took part over the five days and the club would like to thank the County Board and their coaches for a superb week as well as our own juvenile officers who ensured everything went off smoothly.

Social Dancing: continues on Friday night to the music of Pat Daly. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

Sympathy: Lorrha GAA Club would like to sympathise with the Cleary family on the death of Johnny Cleary, Birr, and late of Gurteen who passed away suddenly last week. May he rest in peace.


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Caoimhe Kennedy in action for Tipperary on Saturday last in Freshford. Tipp are through to the quarter finals, but first they play Clare on Saturday coming 18th in the County camogie grounds at The Ragg with a 2.30pm start.

Please Take Note.

The weekly work evenings around Lorrha village has been changed to Thursday evenings to facilitate volunteers who continue to come in and help with weeding, cleaning etc. This Thursday volunteers are requested to meet in Friars Park at 7.30pm to finish work that needs to be completed there. Lorrha Development / Tidy Towns wish to thank those who have volunteered to date. Your support is much appreciated. All help will be very welcome.

Date for your Diary.

The annual parish golf outing will take place in Birr Golf club on Saturday 22nd August. This year’s captain is Denis Duffy (Jnr), and the President is Pauline Needham. Tee time from 9am. Time sheets available from Denis on (087) 7784666 or from Tony Coen on (087) 6219639.

Commiserations.

Commiserations to Caoimhe Kennedy and the Tipperary senior camogie team who were heavily beaten on Saturday last by Kilkenny in the All-Ireland Championship campaign in Freshford. We wish Caoimhe and the Tipp girls the best of luck next Saturday when they meet Clare in the camogie pitch in The Ragg at 2.30pm in the final game.

Artist’s Thanks.

The artists Ruth Eva Morrissey, Diana Marshall, Jason Madden and Ute Duggan would like to thank everyone who came to visit their art exhibition which was a great success at the ‘Art Exhibition at the Red Horse Gallery’ Graigueagowan, Portumna.  The exhibition is still open, just phone 085-1841243. Photographs can be viewed on www.lorrhadorrha.ie

Bar Olympics.

Kelly’s Rathcabbin are hosting a fun event called Bar Olympics on Saturday night July 18th to raise money to purchase a Defibillator for the village. BBQ and music on the night. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Redwood NS:

We would like to thank the Parents Association of Redwood NS for all their hard work and support during the year. We would especially like to thank them for recently purchasing five new laptops for the school. These along with our i-pads greatly enhance the IT resources of the school and are of great benefit to the children. We would also like to thank all those who supported the Buffet Dance earlier in the year and wish everybody a safe and happy summer.

Church News.

The Annual Youth 2000 Summer Festival will take place in the Cistercian College , Roscrea, from Thursday 13th – Sunday 16th August 2015. For young people aged 16 – 35, an opportunity not to be missed to experience the catholic faith and meet many new people, with over 1000 young people from all corners of Ireland attending last year.  The festival is donation only.  Free busses available from all around Ireland.  For more info and to book online, see www.youth2000.ie or phone 01 6753690.

Lorrha Cemetery Committee.

A large crowd turned out to a meeting on July 6th in Lorrha Hall to form a cemetery committee and great interest was shown towards keeping the graveyard clean and in good order from those present who have family interred in the graveyard. The following officers were elected. Chairman, Mick Hoctor, Secretary, Kieran Behan, Treasurer, David Power. A working committee was also elected and they were Oliver Duggan, Tommy Needham, P.J. Coughlan, Eamon O’Meara, Damien Coughlan.  An open meeting will be held on Monday night July 20th at 8.30pm in Lorrha Hall. All are welcome to attend, in particular those with family graves.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association.

Last Wednesday, 18 of us went on a boat trip on the Shannon with Joe O’Keeffe which was followed by a meal back in Joe’s Guest House.  Although a little chilly, everyone thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon.  Many thanks to Joe, Avril and Catherine.  Our planned outing to Kilbeggan Races on Friday night has been cancelled due to lack of interest.  The next trip out is to the Rock of Cashel and the Irish Show in Bru Boru. Anyone interested in going on this trip please contact Nancy on 087 761 3458.

Summer Camp.

Borrisokane Athletic club are holding a summer camp in the GAA Pitch in Motefield on 23rd and 24th  of July from 10am to 1pm.  Ages catered for will be from 6 to 14 years. It won’t be all about athletics though as fun and games will be also included. For further information contact John O’Farrell on (087) 2210115.

Ferry Fest.

The Ferry Inn are holding a ‘Ferry Fest’ on Saturday night July 18th. Live music by the Cuskoos. Come and enjoy a night of music and entertainment with a scrumptious BBQ to tickle your taste buds. See you there.

Autumn De-Clutter.

Thinking of clearing out the wardrobe to make room for the Autumn collection? Lorrha Development/ Tidy Towns continue with unused clothes collection throughout the Summer 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. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, Pillows and cushions, Carpets, rugs and mats (including bath, shower and toilet mats), Soiled or wet clothing. 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.

Lorrha GAA News.

Lotto: Our jackpot is now €4,950. Thank you for your continued support. You can play our lotto online at www.locallotto.ie where it is easy to play every week. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5.

Senior: Following Tipperary’s win in the Munster Final, the North Tipp Senior Hurling Championship quarter final against Kildangan takes place this Sunday in Cloughjordan at 6.30pm. Best of luck to the players and mentors and we urge a big Lorrha support to attend.

Junior Hurling: Lorrha have a bye in round 2 and will be away to Shannon Rovers in the next round of the championship on weekend 19 or 26 July.

Minor: Two goals from Niall McIntyre weren’t enough as Lorrha suffered a disappointing 1-15 to 2-7 defeat to Shannon Rovers Gaels in their second game of the championship in Moatfield last Wednesday. This evening (Wednesday) Lorrha play Borrisokane in Borrisokane at 7.30pm

Under 16: Lorrha/Shannon Rovers were away to Templederry last Monday in their second game of the championship. Next Monday, 20th July, they play Burgess in Ballinderry at 7.00pm

Under 14: Lorrha/Shannon Rovers suffered their first loss in the championship last Wednesday with a 2-8 to 2-5 defeat to Silvermines in Ballinderry. With the team having a bye in the next round they have finished second in the group and are through to the semi-finals which take place in mid August.

Under 12: The Under 12’s lost 2-6 to 1-4 away to Moneygall last Friday. The team have a bye this Friday before they return to action on Friday, 24th July with a home game against Templederry.

Tipperary: Well done to Patrick Maher and both the Tipperary senior and minor hurlers in the Munster Finals on Sunday. Also well done to the Tipperary senior footballers in their All Ireland Qualifier v Louth.

Best of luck to Brian Hogan and the Tipperary under 21 hurlers against Limerick in the Munster semi-final this Thursday evening. Also best of luck to the Tipp senior footballers against Tyrone at the weekend.

Cul Camp: The Lorrha Kelloggs Cul Camp got underway in Moatfield on Monday morning and continues until Friday. Report next week.

Social Dancing: continues on Friday night to the music of Walk the Line. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.


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Lorrha artist Ute Duggan with her dad Fritz, sister Jutta, sons Tom and Niall during the opening of her exhibition in The Red Horse Art Gallery Graigagowan, Portumna last week.  View more Photos under Gallery.

Summer Camp Reminder.

“Little Feet” Bredagh, Lorrha will hold their summer camp from 20th to 24th July from 9.30am to 2pm for children aged 2 and a half up to 12 years. Activities will vary to suit age group and will include hockey, hurling football, tennis, art and craft, sand and water, y bikes and many, many more. For further information call Charlene on (087) 7783347. All welcome.

Date for your Diary.

The annual parish golf outing will take place in Birr Golf club on Saturday 22nd August. This year’s captain is Denis Duffy (Jnr), and the President is Pauline Needham. Tee time from 9am. Time sheets available from Denis on (087) 7784666 or from Tony Coen on (087) 6219639.

Well Done.

Congratulations to Caoimhe Kennedy and the Tipperary senior camogie team who overcame a fancied Dublin side on a one point victory in the All-Ireland Championship campaign on Saturday last. We wish Caoimhe and the Tipp girls the best of luck next Saturday when they meet Kilkenny in the third round.

Recent Wedding.

The wedding took place in Carrig Church on Saturday 30th May of Adrian Kennedy, son of Martin and Mary, Rathcabbin and Pamela Pardy, daughter of the late Tucker and of Maureen, Birr. The bride was attended by her sister Caroline while a second sister Niamh, niece Megan and friend Tanya Coughlan made up the remainder of the bridesmaids party. The grooms brother Kevin was best man with his friends T.J. Slevin, Ray Clancy and his nephew Brandon Kennedy groomsmen. Kayleigh and Cara Ryan both nieces of the groom were flowergirls for the occasion. The ceremony was performed by Fr. Pat Gilbert while the church music was provided by Roseanna Brehony and Megan Pardy. The grooms mother Mary and the brides mother Maureen brought the offertory gifts to the Altar. Afterwards the newly married couple joined their families and friends for their reception in Dooly’s Hotel, Birr. Congratulations and best wishes is extended to Adrian and Pamela as they settle down to married life in Rathcabbin.

Church News.

The Annual Youth 2000 Summer Festival will take place in the Cistercian College , Roscrea, from Thursday 13th – Sunday 16th August 2015. For young people aged 16 – 35, an opportunity not to be missed to experience the catholic faith and meet many new people, with over 1000 young people from all corners of Ireland attending last year.  The festival is donation only.  Free busses available from all around Ireland.  For more info and to book online, see www.youth2000.ie or phone 01 6753690.

Summer De-Clutter.

Thinking of clearing out the wardrobe to make room for the Summer collection? Lorrha Development/ Tidy Towns continue with unused clothes collection throughout the Summer months. De-clutter your wardrobe, attack your attic, recycle all unwanted/unused items of clothing to make room for your Summer 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. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, Pillows and cushions, Carpets, rugs and mats (including bath, shower and toilet mats), Soiled or wet clothing. 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.

Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns.

From June 1st onwards, Tidy Towns judges have been visiting towns and villages unannounced to cast their critical eyes over the efforts of hard working voluntary committees, and their scheme workers, where they will award marks in the competition. Lorrha Development / Tidy Towns have been exceptionally busy since May, sowing, repairing, painting, weeding, litter picking and cleaning in preparation for the judges’ visit. The work continues and also includes watering flowers throughout the village, and if you would like to give a hand at anything, please call (086) 8647166 / (087) 2601413  or any member of the committee. We need the help and co-operation of every resident to improve our marks so it would greatly help our efforts if every resident kept the area outside their premises free from weeds and litter. Your support is much appreciated.

Lorrha GAA News

Lotto: The numbers drawn last Monday were: 1 – 6 – 8 – 30. No Winner.

Lucky Dips: M&M&M Brophy, Elizabeth Houlihan, Bernie Donoghue, Colette Houlihan, Phyllis Kennedy. Promoters: Margaret Gleeson, Tommy Cahalan, Louis McCormack.

Our jackpot is now €4,650. Thank you for your continued support. You can play our lotto online at www.locallotto.ie where it is easy to play every week. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5.

Senior: The North Tipp Senior Hurling Championship quarter final against Kildangan has yet to be refixed and will depend on the outcome of the Munster Final.

Junior Hurling: Lorrha began their North Junior ‘B’ Championship campaign with a 1-23 to 1-11 win over Toomevara in Moatfield on Sunday evening. Lorrha have a bye in round 2 and will be away to Shannon Rovers in the next round on weekend 19 or 26 July.

Minor: Lorrha take on Shannon Rovers Gaels in their second game of the North Championship in Moatfield this Thursday, 9th July at 7.30pm

Under 16: Lorrha/Shannon Rovers are away to Templederry next Monday, 13th July at 7.00pm.

Under 14: Lorrha/Shannon Rovers continued their unbeaten run with a 3-13 to 2-10 win over Portroe last Wednesday. This Wednesday, 8th July they are at home to Silvermines in Ballinderry at 7.00pm.

Under 12: The Under 12’s suffered an 8-8 to 3-7 defeat to Ballina in Moatfield last Friday. This Friday, 10th July, Lorrha are away to Moneygall at 7.00pm.

Tipperary: Best of luck to Patrick Maher and both the Tipperary senior and minor hurlers in the Munster Finals on Sunday. Also best of luck to the Tipperary senior footballers in their All Ireland Qualifier v Louth.

Cul Camp: The Lorrha Kelloggs Cul Camp gets underway in Moatfield next Monday, 13th July and continues to Friday 17th July from 10am to 2.30pm inclusive. All registration must be done online at www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie

Social Dancing: continues on Friday night to the music of Jimmy Hynes and the Crusaders. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.


Lorrha Notes

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Rathcabbin man Fr. Michael Kennedy pictured with his mother Kathleen on the occasion of the 38th Anniversary of his ordination to the Priesthood which he celebrated on Monday last. Well done Fr. Michael.

News From Lorrha School.

Best Wishes: We extend the best of luck to Lee, Hannah, Keeva, Caoimhe, Ronan, Colm, Luke, Ryan, Cian, Ronan, Tom and Adam who graduated on Friday last and we wish them well in their respective secondary schools. We extend thanks also to all who joined us on our last day before the summer break for the graduation ceremony, the raising of the Blue Star Flag and the presentation of certificates to the pupils who completed German classes with Ute Duggan, during the year. A special word of mention to the Parents Association for providing refreshments. The Blue Star Programme is to bring awareness of all things European to the classroom and the wider community also. We were complimented by the adjudicators on our “standard of reports which was exceedingly high and we were bowled over by the clever and creative ways you interpreted the programme”. Our thanks to Elizabeth Fogarty, former E.U. employee who raised the flag to loud applause. We wish all a lovely and safe summer break.

Summer Camp Reminder.

“Little Feet” Bredagh, Lorrha will hold their summer camp from 20th to 24th July from 9.30am to 2pm for children aged 2 and a half up to 12 years. Activities will vary to suit age group and will include hockey, hurling football, tennis, art and craft, sand and water, y bikes and many, many more. For further information call Charlene on (087) 7783347. All welcome.

Art Exhibition at the Red Horse Gallery.

Art Exhibition at the Red Horse Gallery, Graigueagowan, Portumna on July 3rd – 5th, open 3-7pm daily. Opening night: Thursday, July 2nd at 7pm.   Exhibiting artists: Ruth Eva Morrissey, Diana Marshall, Ute Duggan, Jason Madden.  This is the first art exhibition for Lorrha artist Ute Duggan. Music: OMNA singers.  Phone 085-1841243.   All welcome.

Well Done.

Congratulations to Caoimhe Kennedy and the Tipperary senior camogie team as they ground out a one point victory in the All-Ireland Championship campaign over Derry on Saturday last. We wish Caoimhe well as she recovers from a shoulder injury and as Tipp face Dublin on Saturday coming at 5pm in Portlaoise. Another win should be enough to see the side into a quarter final.

Tidy Towns.

Another work evening will be held in Lorrha on Wednesday 1st July.  Meet outside the hall at 7.30pm. If this time doesn’t suit you, do come along at a time that does. Many thanks to all who are supporting the work evenings so far and those who turn out on other evenings. All help appreciated.

Church News.

Next Friday, 3rd July, is the First Friday of the month. Mass in Lorrha at 9.30a.m.   Confessions before Mass.

Cemetery Mass

Outdoor Mass (weather permitting) in Lorrha  for our deceased ‘Loved-ones’ on Sunday July 5th at 10am.   Please come close to the altar to create a prayerful atmosphere. There will be a retiring collection for the future upkeep of the cemetery at the end of Mass.

Pilgrimage.

The Annual Killaloe Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine will take place on Sunday,5th July. Names to  Gertie O’Meara – 090  – 9747080  or  Betty Houlihan  087 –  6667374.          Please book your seat as soon as possible.

Cemetery Meeting.

Please note. A Further  meeting  to elect officers and establish a Graveyard Committee will be held in Lorrha Hall on Monday  6th July, at 9pm.   All interested parties are welcome.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association.

Our next outing is on Wednesday, 8th July which is a boat trip on the Shannon with Joe O’Keeffe following by a meal.  Anyone interested in going on any of our trips please contact Nancy on 087 761 3458.  Other outings coming up are:  Kilbeggan Races, Galway Greyhound Races, Rock of Cashel to include the Irish Show at Bru Boru, and our holiday to the Slieve Russell Hotel in Cavan.  We are now on a break from our weekly meetings and wish all our members a safe and restful break.

The Committee and Members of St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association would like to offer our deepest sympathy to our Chairperson, Eamonn Mannion and all the Mannion Family on the recent death of his brother, Tommy, to Mary Darcy and all the Darcy Family on the recent death of Jimmy’s sister, Tina Robb, and to Therese Donoghue on the recent death of her nephew, Noel Quirke, Navan. May they rest in Peace.

Summer De-Clutter.

Thinking of clearing out the wardrobe to make room for the Summer collection? Lorrha Development/ Tidy Towns continue with unused clothes collection throughout the Summer months. De-clutter your wardrobe, attack your attic, recycle all unwanted/unused items of clothing to make room for your Summer 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. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, Pillows and cushions, Carpets, rugs and mats (including bath, shower and toilet mats), Soiled or wet clothing. 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.

Course

Landscaping & Horticulture course starting 20th July 2015 in St. Rynagh’s College, Banagher. Now recruiting! Level 4 Major Award in Horticulture- 6 month full time course- ETB training allowance provided. Contact Monica on 087 6835561 to apply.

Lorrha GAA News for 4 July

Lotto: Our jackpot is now €4,650. Thank you for your continued support. You can play our lotto online at www.locallotto.ie where it is easy to play every week. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5.

Senior: The North Tipp Senior Hurling Championship quarter final against Kildangan has yet to be refixed and will depend on the outcome of the Munster Final.

Junior Hurling: The North Championship gets underway this Sunday against Toomevara in Moatfield at 7pm. Nenagh Eire Og, Shannon Rovers and Ballina are also in the group.

Minor: Lorrha enjoyed a very good 0-16 to 0-11 win over Ballina in the opening round of the North Minor ‘B’ Hurling Championship in Moatfield last Thursday. Lorrha have a bye in round 2 and are likely to be back in action on Thursday 9th July.

Under 16: Lorrha/Shannon Rovers got their ‘B’ Championship campaign underway on Monday against Newport Gaels and enjoyed a fine victory. Next Monday, they have a bye but will be back in action on Monday, 13 July, away to Templederry.

Under 14: Lorrha/Shannon Rovers made it four wins from four in the hurling championship with a 7-11 to 3-7 win over Templederry in Ballinderry last Wednesday. This Wednesday, 1st July, they are away to Portroe in another friendly. Next Wednesday, 8th July they are at home to Silvermines.

Under 12: The Under 12’s earned their first win of the championship with a 2-12 to 3-3 win over Portroe in Moatfield last Friday. This Friday, 3rd July, Lorrha host Ballina in Moatfield at 7.00pm.

Munster Final Tickets: There are a limited number of Stand tickets available for the Munster Final on 12th July, all stand and terrace requests must be with Shane Brophy by this Friday, 3rd July.

Tipperary: Best of luck to the Tipperay minor footballers against Kerry this Sunday in the Munster Final.

Tipperary GAA Draw: The June Draw took place last Friday evening but unfortunately the club had no winner this month.

Cul Camp: Th Lorrha Kelloggs Cul Camp takes place in Moatfield from 13th to 17th July from 10am to 2.30pm inclusive. All registration must be done online at www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie

Social Dancing: continues on Friday night to the music of Muriel O’Connor. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.