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

Lorrha Notes

Members of North Tipp LEADER visit Friars Park & meet with Lorrha Development Association Members

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North Tipperary LEADER Board members visited Lorrha and the Friars Park where they met with members of Lorrha Development Association who developed this area of waste ground which was a massive undertaking. The end result is a lovely Park in the village. The Friars Park project was completed and officially opened to the public in June 2012.  Recently play equipment has been added and this combined with a picnic area and walk way has, and continues to attract, many to the village.

Back: Joe Donoghue NTLP, Michael Ryan NTLP, Mary Coen, Secretary Lorrha Development Association, Patrick Killeen NTLP, Mary Walsh, Vice Chairperson Lorrha Development Association, John Cahill NTLP, Michelle Putti, NTLP, Matt Ryan, NTLP, Sandra Smyth, NTLP, Breda Ryan NTLP.  Front: Cllr. Michael O’Meara, Michael Murray CEO North NTLP, Tricia Purcell NTLP,  Rose Mannion, Chairperson Lorrha Development Association, Jim Finn Chairman LEADER, Lelagh McKeogh NTLP, Sean Crowley NTLP, Paddy  Barry NTLP. 

Well Done.

Congratulations is extended to Lorrha School pupil Kayla Boons who was awarded a prize in a recent art competition organised by Laois Education Centre. The purpose of the competition was to raise awareness and encourage school children to use visual arts and literacy to express their reaction to and understanding of the poetry of WB Yeats. Kayla will be presented with her prize on May 7th at an awards ceremony in Laois Education Centre. Well done Kayla.

Church News.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament  continues  every Thursday from 10am to 10pm in Rathcabbin  Church. We invite all parishioners to come and stay a while in the presence of Jesus. Next Friday, 1st May, is the First Friday of the month. Mass in Lorrha Church at 9.30 a.m. Confessions beforehand. Liturgy of the Word and distribution of Communion in   Rathcabbin Church at 8.00p.m.

Holy Communion.

First Holy Communion Mass will be on Sunday 10th May in Lorrha at 11.30am. Please Note that Mass on that Sunday in Rathcabbin will be at 10.00am.

Pilgrimage.

Night vigil to Knock Shrine on Friday May 1st. (organised by the Legion of Mary). Bus from Birr at 5.30pm. Contact  Betty on (087) 6667374.

Lorrha Camogie

U/12: The 2nd round of the U/12’s Go Games was held in Lorrha last weekend. Well done to all the girls who took part. The girls took on Portroe, Moneygall and Kiladangan and showed great skill and determination in their matches. Many thanks to all the parents for helping out with food and refreshments and to Martina Houlihan for organising the event. The next round is due to be played in Portroe this Friday 1st May at 7pm. Parents will be contacted via text.

U/16: The U/16 girls played the second round of their matches against Portroe last Monday. The girls gave a fine display with great performances all over the field in particular from Celine Cleary and Clodagh McIntyre.

Training for U/12/14/16 continues every Tuesday at 6pm and Saturday morning at 11am.

Junior Camogie: The Junior team was invited to Raharny Hurling and Camogie Club in Westmeath, last weekend for the opening of their new pitch facilities. Many thanks to Raharny club for their great hospitality on the day and a lively practice match against their club.Lorrha Juniors played Burgess in the last group match of the round losing out on a scoreline of 2-9 to 5 points. Lorrha now go in to a playoff to see who progresses on to the semi-finals of the league. The playoff match is against Burgess next Sat 2nd May at 7.30 in Moatfield. Best of luck to the girls, all support greatly appreciated.

Redwood NS After School Homework Club

We will be providing an after-school homework / activity club for pupils attending Redwood NS commencing this September. The club will run in the afternoons directly after school up to 5pm. For queries regarding the after-school club, please contact Michelle on 090 9747186 or redwoodns@live.ie

Redwood NS Annual Buffet Dance
The annual buffet dance fundraiser will take place in the GAA clubhouse, Moatfield on Saturday, 02nd May at 9.30 pm. Music by Pat & Richie, raffle, spot prizes, hot buffet and a great night guaranteed! Your support is much appreciated.

Australian Visit To Lorrha.

Councillor Wayne Sanford President of the Shire of Collie in Australia,  and his wife will visit Lorrha on Saturday May 2nd and he will lay a wreath at the monument to Martin O’Meara V.C. which was erected two years ago by Lorrha Development Association to the memory of our parish native. Martin lived for some time in Collie and it is also the town where he enlisted from. The wreath laying ceremony will commence at 2pm. followed by a walking tour of the village, visit to Martin’s birthplace, planting of tree in Rathcabbin village, visit to Redwood Castle and return to Lorrha later that evening. All are invited.

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. 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.

Coffee Evening.

Ann Marie King and Margaret Fogarty are hosting a coffee evening next Friday evening May 1st in Aglish Hall from 5 to 8pm. All proceeds will go to the Irish Cancer Society services provided in the Tipperary area. Your support on the evening would be very much appreciated.

Course.

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

Portumna Arts News

Plans are taking shape for Portumna Arts Group’s celebration of Poetry Day Ireland on Thursday 7th May at 8.30pm in Portumna’s Christ Church. Come along and join Portumna Pen Pushers and Omna singers  for a celebration of Ireland’s best poetry in Woven Words. Admission €8.

Our mission is to celebrate poetry’s vital place in our culture by making poetry both inescapable and irresistible for a day. Watch out for poems popping up in windows about town and other areas where a gift of a poem will be placed. Pick up a booklet of poems in coffee shops about town and perhaps read a poem you like after reading this.

Smile Awhile & Laugh a Little Every Day.

Three seniors are out walking. First one says, ‘Windy, isn’t it?’ Second one says, ‘No, it’s Thursday!’ Third one says, ‘So am I. Let’s go get a beer..’


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We extend the best of luck to George Harding, Lorrha who will compete in the Munster Tennis  Championships being played in UL on Sunday 26th. One of six on the Gurteen Badminton Club team, they are already Grade G County badminton Champions. George Harding is pictured here with team mates Mark Harding, Andy Pingree, Niamh Killeen, Alexa Banaghan, Shannon Jordan. Good luck on Sunday George.

Exhibition.

Portumna Library is hosting a children’s art exhibition of creations by the students of Ute Duggan “Bramble Art” from April 18th – 29th, opening on Saturday 18th at 3pm. All welcome.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement.

On Wednesday 22nd April there will be no meeting in Lorrha Hall. On Wednesday 20th May to celebrate the Beltaine Festival we have a tribute to Mick Delahunty in Lorrha Hall at 2pm. Admission free and all are welcome. On the 26th May Trade in Tourism show in the Radison Hotel in Galway. This is a National Active Retirement event and everyone is welcome to attend.

Church Gate Collection.

The Cancer Society Church gate collection will take place outside the three churches in the parish on the week-end of Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th April. Please give generously for this worthy cause.

Church News.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament  continues  every Thursday from 10am to 10pm in Rathcabbin  Church. We invite all parishioners to come and stay a while in the presence of Jesus. Please Note: From the First Friday of May onwards, Evening prayer in Rathcabbin Church will be Liturgy of the Word of God and distribution of Holy Communion. Mass will be on the morning of First Friday in Lorrha Church.

Pilgrimage.

Annual Eucharistic Adoration Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine on Sunday coming April 26th. Bus from Borrisokane. Names to Betty on (087) 6667374. Also, night vigil on Friday May 1st. (organised by the Legion of Mary). Bus from Birr at 5.30pm Names to Betty at the above number.

Australian Visit To Lorrha.

Mr Wayne Sanford, President of the Shire of Collie in Australia, will visit Ireland for four days in early May. Mr. Sanford and his wife will visit Lorrha on Saturday May 2nd and he will lay a wreath at the monument to Martin O’Meara V.C. which was erected two years ago by Lorrha Development Association to the memory of our parish native. Martin lived for some time in Collie and it is also the town where he enlisted from. The expected time is 2.30pm but a definite time table which is presently being put together by Tipperary Co. Council and Lorrha Development will be available next week. All are invited to attend on the day.

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. 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.

Redwood NS

Congratulations to the children from 3rd to 6th class in Redwood NS who organised and ran a Bring n Buy sale in the school. They raised a total of €162.22. The money is being donated to their chosen charities Trocaire and Temple Street Children’s Hospital. Many thanks to all the children and parents for their support.

Good Luck.

Best of luck to George Harding Lorrha when he competes with  Gurteen Badminton Club Grade G County badminton Champions in the Munster Championship being played in UL on Sunday 26th.  George will line out with fellow players Mark Harding, Andy Pingree, Niamh Killeen, Alexa Banaghan and Shannon Jordan. We wish them well in this competition.

Draw Results.

North Tipperary Ploughing committee held their raffle ticket draw on Saturday night last in Kelly’s Rathcabbin and they also presented the winning Tipperary competitors with their cups and trophies. The prize winners in the draw were: 1st Adam Stanley, Borrisokane €300, 2nd: Eamon Reddin, Borrisokane €200, 3rd. Liam Murphy, Ballingarry €100, 4th. Trevor Hogan, Rathcabbin, one day pass to the All-Irl. ploughing in September, 5th Marion Starr, Coolbawn, bottle of brandy, 6th. Kieran McManus, Garbally, Birr, bottle of wine, 7th. Sally Molloy, Birr, bottle of wine. 8th. John Hoctor, Sharragh, North Tipp Ploughing jacket, 9th. Trevor Culbert, Cloughjordan, North Tipp Ploughing jacket. Chairman Eamon Murphy thanked everyone who sold and bought tickets for the draw. He also stated that he wished to acknowledge and thank  John Slattery Kilbarron who will be ploughing for the 60th time in the All-Ireland when he represents North Tipp Ploughing next September. Well done John.

Forum.

A Forum on Female Entrepreneurship will take place on Wednesday 22nd April 2015 in the Horse and Jockey Hotel, Thurles which maybe of interest to you or some of your family members.  This event will focus on potential female entrepreneurs  as well as existing women in business looking for inspiration, information and supports available to start, develop or scale a business.  Please pass this information on to anybody you know  who may  benefit from this event which runs from 9.30am to 2.00pm. For further information contact Marie Maher C.O. Community & Economic Development, Tipperary County Council, 0761 06 5000 or email marie.maher@tipperarycoco.ie or visit the web site www.tipperarycoco.ie Admission is free.

Smile Awhile & Laugh a Little Every Day..

A man was walking along a California beach and stumbled across an old lamp. He picked it up and rubbed it and out popped a genie. The genie said, “OK. You released me from the lamp, blah blah blah. This is the fourth time this month and I’m getting a little sick of these wishes so you can forget about three. You only get one wish!” The man sat and thought about it for a while and said, “I’ve always wanted to go to Hawaii but I’m scared to fly and I get very seasick. Could you build me a bridge to Hawaii so I can drive over there to visit?” The genie laughed and said, “That’s impossible. Think of the logistics of that! How would the supports ever reach the bottom of the Pacific? Think of how much concrete…how much steel!! No, think of another wish.” The man said OK and tried to think of a really good wish. Finally, he said, “I’ve been married and divorced four times. My wives always said that I don’t care and that I’m insensitive. So, I wish that I could understand women….know how they feel inside and what they’re thinking when they give me the silent treatment….know why they’re crying, know what they really want when they say ‘nothing’….know how to make them truly happy…….

” The genie asked, “Do you want that bridge two lanes or four?”


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Lorrha Development Association / Tidy Towns officially launched  two striking wood carvings which they had erected in the village in recent months. The carvings which have been carved from bog oak and are pictured here are of an Salmon which has been erected in the centre of the village and an Eagle which has been erected  on the entrance to Pairc Na Cille. Included in the pictures are Mary Coen, secretary, Carmel Slevin, Liz Hussey, vice chairperson, Mary Walsh, vice chairperson, Joe Dolan, Lorrha Lord Mayor, David Power, Helena Spain, Eddie Spain who sourced the wood,  Rose Mannion Chairperson.

Important Meeting.

The past few years has seen a decline in the life of rural Ireland and Lorrha is no exception, people are frequently remarking how quiet the village has become. Consequently it is now more important than ever that local communities consider and explore ways and means of addressing this situation. Lorrha Development Association will hold its AGM in the Community Hall, Lorrha on Tuesday 21st April at 8pm and appeals to every household in the area to be represented at this important meeting. We would greatly appreciate your attendance, any offers of help and new people to generate ideas that will benefit the village and its residents. Your contribution matters and does make a difference.

Presentation to Winners.

Trophies and cups will be presented to the winners of the North Tipperary Ploughing championships which took place recently, on Saturday night 18th in Kelly’s Rathcabbin. The raffle with €600 in prize money and many other prizes, will also take place on the night. Tickets are still on sale and can be had from any member of the committee.

Well Done.

Congratulations is extended to Sean and Fiona Molloy, Lorrha who were winners in the Lusmagh Camogie club inaugural 5K Muck Run which was held on Easter Monday in brilliant sunshine through the callows of Lusmagh. Sean was the first male back in a time of 24 and a half minutes while his sister Fiona was the first female to cross the mucky drain finishing line in a time of 28 and a half minutes. Well done to the past pupils of Lorrha N.S. where it all began.

Exhibition.

Portumna Library is hosting a children’s art exhibition of creations by the students of Ute Duggan “Bramble Art” from April 18th – 29th, opening on Saturday 18th at 3pm. All welcome.

Happy Birthday.

Congratulations is extended to Mary Duffy Rathcabbin on the occasion of her 90th birthday. Mary celebrated this wonderful occasion last week-end with her family. Well done Mary.

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. 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.

Redwood NS Annual Buffet Dance
The annual buffet dance fundraiser will take place in the GAA clubhouse, Moatfield on Saturday, 02nd May at 9.30 pm. Music by Pat & Richie, raffle, spot prizes, hot buffet and a great night guaranteed! Tickets are now on sale!

Help Required.

A group of people will Cycle Against Suicide in May. The group will be passing close to us here in this parish on May 2nd and they need our help. There are three ways people can get involved. 1. Homestays –  give a cyclist a bed for a night, 2. Participate in the cycle, 3. Be a volunteer. The main objective of the cycle is to raise awareness of the considerable help and supports that are available for anyone battling depression, self-harm, at risk of suicide or those bereaved by suicide. Contact Martin (087) 4484278 or Lorraine (087) 2224843 or visit their web site www.cycleagainstsuicide.com.

Smile Awhile & Laugh A Little Every Day.

Two elderly gentlemen were sitting on a bench under a tree in the town square watching the world go by. One turns to the other and says: ‘Sean, I’m 87 years old now and I’m just full of aches and pains. I know you’re about my age. How do you feel?’ Sean says, ‘I feel just like a newborn baby.’

‘Really!? Like a newborn baby!?’ ‘Yep. No hair, no teeth, and I think I just wet my pants.’


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Brother and sister Sean and Fiona Molloy were winners on Easter Monday in the Lusmagh Camogie club 5K Muck run. Sean was the first male home in a time of 24 and a half minutes while Fiona was the first female over the finishing line drain in a time of 28 and a half minutes. Well done to both. 

Hall A.G.M

The Annual General Meeting of St. Ruadhan’s Community Hall Lorrha will be held on Thursday 9th April at 8pm.

Important Meeting.

The past few years has seen a decline in the life of rural Ireland and Lorrha is no exception, people are frequently remarking how quiet the village has become. Consequently it is now more important than ever that local communities consider and explore ways and means of addressing this situation. Lorrha Development Association will hold its AGM in the Community Hall, Lorrha on Tuesday 21st April at 8pm and appeals to every household in the area to be represented at this important meeting. We would greatly appreciate your attendance, any offers of help and new people to generate ideas that will benefit the village and its residents. Your contribution matters and does make a difference.

Thank You.

The Family of the late Tony Reddin (RIP) would like to take this opportunity to thank each and everyone for your kindness and support during the sad time of Tony’s death. It was greatly appreciated.

Church News.

April 10th will be counted as First Friday. Communion will be taken to the sick. Mass at 9.30am in Lorrha. Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion in Rathcabbin Church at 8.00pm.

The Roscrea Spring Conference at  Mount St.Joseph Cistercian Abbey, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary.  The 56th consecutive conference: Friday 10th April – Sunday 12h April 2015.  Theme: The Céli Dé.   Contact  Fr Kevin Daly osco,   guestmaster Mt St Joseph, 050525600;   guesthouse@msjroscrea.ie.      www.msjroscrea.ie.

North Tipperary Ploughing Results.

North Tipperary Ploughing committee thank everyone who helped in whatever way on Sunday 29th for the 50th Anniversary event. Supporters and competitors and especially those who travelled long distances to compete in difficult weather conditions. A special word of thanks to the Lambe family for the excellent location. The raffle will now take place on Saturday 18th April in Kelly’s Rathcabbin. Tickets are still on sale from all members, please support. The results of the Jubilee ploughing championships are:

Single Furrow Vintage: 1st. Trevor Fleming (Cork East), 2nd. Ronan McCormack (Meath), 3rd. James Hough (North Tipp), 4th Andrew Hogan (North Tipp).

Classic Vintage: 1st. Brian McNally (Cavan), 2nd. Trevor Hogan (North Tipp), 3rd. Eamon Kiernan (Longford).

Trailer Vintage: 1st. Tommy Pierce (Wicklow), 2nd. Tom McCabe (Meath).

Vintage Hydrolic: 1st. Ethan Harding (North Tipp), 2nd. Oliver Smyth (Meath), Joint 3rd: John McBryde (Offaly) & Michael Bourke (Galway).

Reversible: 1st. Joe Slattery (North Tipp), 2nd. Enda Kelly (Offaly), 3rd. Jimmy Ryan (Kilkenny).

Under 28 Reversible: 1st. Danny Dwyer (Kilkenny).

Under 28 Conventional: 1st. Sean Monaghan (Offaly), 2nd. Sean Treacy (Carlow).

Senior Conventional: 1st. Pat Higgins (Galway), 2nd. Anthony Reynolds (Longford), Joint 3rd: John Slattery (North Tipp), Christy Carton (Westmeath).

Junior Conventional: 1st. Noel Howley (South Tipp), 2nd. Paddy Finnegan (Longford), 3rd Donal Troy (Laois).

Intermediate: 1st. Jonathan Murray (Offaly), 2nd. Alan Davis (Laois), 3rd. Eamon Meade (Laois), 4th. Des Murphy (Wexford).

Three Furrow: 1st. Ciarán Milne (North Tipp), 2nd Liam Morris (South Tipp), 3rd. Tom Ryan (South Tipp).

Under 21: 1st. Liam Murphy (North Tipp), 2nd. Brian Coady (Offaly).

Farmette: Laura Grant (Offaly).

Horse Class: 1st. Gerry Reilly (Galway), 2nd. Joe Egan (Longford), 3rd. Michael Burke (Galway), 4th. Philip Larkin (Galway).

Iron Horse Class: 1st.Gavin Duffy (Dublin), 2nd. Richard Duffy (Meath), 3rd. J.J. Farrell (Meath), 4th. Benny Usher (Dublin).

Loy Digging. Intermediate Open: 1st. Sackie O’Brien (North Tipp), 2nd Martin Payne (Longford), 3rd. Joe White (Longford), 4th. Eoin Clancy (North Tipp).

Senior Open:  1st Thomas Tierney (Westmeath), 2nd. P.J. McStay (Westmeath).

Under 21: 1st. Michael Kennedy (North Tipp), 2nd. Jack Ryan (North Tipp).

Ladies Loy: Amy Daly (Westmeath).

Apostolic Society.

Lorrha Apostolic Work Society will be holding their Annual church gate collection on the week-end of April 11th and 12th. They ask you for your support.

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. We appreciate your support. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep two adults employed.

Smile Awhile & Laugh a Little Every Day.

An elderly gentleman had serious hearing problems for a number of years.. He went to the doctor and the doctor was able to have him fitted for a set of hearing aids that allowed the gentleman to hear 100% The elderly gentleman went back in a month to the doctor and the doctor said, ‘Your hearing is perfect.. Your family must be really pleased that you can hear again.’ The gentleman replied, ‘Oh, I haven’t told my family yet. I just sit around and listen to the conversations. I’ve changed my will three times!’


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Anna May McHugh NPA about to cut the cake to mark the 50th Anniversary of North Tipperary Ploughing.

WHEN IS EASTER?

Have you ever wondered how is the date for Easter Sunday decided?” Well the answer lies in the moon!     Twice a year, around March 21st and September 23rd, the sun shines directly on the equator and the length of day and night are nearly equal everywhere in the world. These two days are known as the vernal (or Spring) equinox and the Autumnal equinox. Easter is observed by the churches of the West on the first Sunday following the full moon that occurs on or following the Spring equinox. Easter is a “movable” feast which can occur as early as March 22nd or as late as April 25th.    Happy Easter to all our readers.

Late James Coughlan.

The death occurred on Sunday March 29th after a short illness at Tullamore General Hospital of Jim Coughlan, Rathcabbin. Born and raised in Curragha in the opposite end of the parish 88 years ago, Jim moved to Rathcabbin as a young man with his new wife Annie where they both worked hard on their new farm down through the years. A kind, gentle and inoffensive man Jim was a good friend and neighbour to all. He liked to socialize and meet with others and was a regular in his local over many years. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him but in particular by his family. Pre-deceased by his sons Eugene and Edward he is survived by his loving wife Annie, daughters Phil O’ Hanlonn (Parteen), Rita (Annacotty), Annette Sullivan (Rathcabbin) and Fiona Ryan (Crinkle), sons Seamus and Kieran (Rathcabbin), sons-in-law Oliver, Mike and Teddy, daughter-in-law Concepta, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sister Bridie Darcy (Ardcroney), nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends. After funeral Mass in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church Rathcabbin on Tuesday 31st  burial took place in Bonoham Cemetery Rathcabbin. May he rest in peace.

North Tipp Ploughing.

The 50th Anniversary of the North Tipperary Ploughing Campionships which was cancelled due to bad weather on March 1st. took place on Sunday last 29th.

Hall A.G.M

The Annual General Meeting of St. Ruadhan’s Community Hall Lorrha will be held on Thursday 9th April at 8pm.

Church News.

Holy Thursday:  (2nd April) Mass of the Lord’s Supper  – Rathcabbin Church  –  8.00p.m. Confessions after Mass.

Good Friday  (3rd April) 10.00a.m.   The Confirmation candidates pray the Stations of the Cross in Lorrha 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.  Good Friday is a day of fast and abstinence.                 Holy Saturday (4th April)  8.00p.m. Easter Vigil in Lorrha Church.  Easter Sunday  (5th April)   11.30a.m. Mass in Rathcabbin Church.

News From Lorrha School.

Sincere thanks to all who attended our Open Day on Saturday March 21st.  It was great to see so many parents  supporting the day which was a wonderful success. View a selection of photographs on our school web site www.lorrhans.ie

First Confession.

Congratulations to our second class pupils who received the Sacrament of First Confession recently in preparation for Communion on May 10th.

Knitting.

Our students and adult volunteers from the community have completed their mittens and hats which they were knitting over recent weeks. The mittens and hats will be distributed between  the special Care Babies in Ballinasloe and Limerick hospitals and for the Missions. Our thanks to all our volunteers from the local community for their interest and support.

Tennis.

Our Annual tennis lessons will start after Easter and will continue for five weeks. There is always a great interest in these classes as we have seen from previous years with all the pupils participating. All at Scoil Lua Naofa extend a happy and peaceful Easter to everyone.

Easter Draw in Rathcabbin School.

Rathcabbin NS parents association wish to thank everyone for supporting their recent Easter draw. Ccongratulations to Sean Fox – Giant Easter egg, Jim Lane – Tipp jersey and John Cleary- signed hurley.

Redwood NS Annual Buffet Dance The annual buffet dance fundraiser will take place in the GAA clubhouse, Moatfield on Saturday, 02nd May at 9.30 pm. Music by Pat & Richie, raffle, spot prizes, hot buffet and a great night guaranteed! Tickets are now on sale!

Apostolic Society.

Lorrha Apostolic Work Society wish to extend thanks to all who came to view their work during  their Annual display which was held recently. A special word of thanks to those who attended from other branches. Many thanks to all who supported the raffle which was a good success. The winners were 1. Martin Hough (Ballymacegan), 2. Margaret Maleney (Ferbane), 3. Mary Collins (Scariff), 4. Ann Quinn (Ardcroney), 5. Sheila O’Donovan (Lorrha), 6. Rose Harding (Lorrha), 7. Mary McKenna (Portroe), 8. Mike Coughlan (Lorrha). Many thanks to all.

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 bagsprovided by the committee. We can collect your unwanted items. Just call or text  (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (086) 8355405 with your name and details. We appreciate your support. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep two adults employed.

Muck Run.

Lusmagh Camogie Club are hosting a 5km Muck Run on Easter Monday (6th April) at 12 noon in Stream Callows (Follow signs from sports field) Registration at 10.45am.  Adults €20 Students €15.   Kids course available also €10 (u14).  Limited spaces so arrive early. For more details see Lusmagh Muck Run on Facebook.  A fun filled afternoon guaranteed.

Health Care Support Course

FETAC( level 5) course, full-time, commencing June 2015 in Birr. Opportunities for persons aged 18 – 35 to gain a qualification as a Healthcare Assistant. Enquiries welcome to Mary or Linda at:  087 7385989. We are a not-for-profit organisation (Offaly Local Development Co).

Smile Awhile & Laugh A Little Every Day.

A man lay sprawled across three seats in a theatre. The usher whispered to the man “Sorry sir you’re only allowed one seat”. The man groaned but didn’t move. Again the usher said “Sir, if you don’t get up I will have to call the manager”. Again the man just moaned so the usher went to get the manager. Both the usher and the manager tried to move the man to no success. Finally, the manager called a Garda who stood over the man for a moment and then said

“All right, what’s your name”?

“Sam” the man moaned.

“Where are you from Sam?” asked the Garda.

With pain in his voice Sam replied “The balcony”.


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James Hough, Rathcabbin ploughing last year in the North Tipp Ploughing Championships.

North Tipp Ploughing.

The North Tipperary Ploughing Campionships will take place on Sunday March 29th. at Ballincor, Lorrha on the lands of the Lambe family by kind permission. Blessing of the site will take place on Saturday 28th at 1pm. The official opening with the cutting of the ribbon on Sunday will take place at 11.30am. Competitors will then commence assembly at 12 noon. To commemorate the 50th Anniversary, it is planned that later on in the evening around 4.15p.m. to unveil a stone and plant a tree.  A great day out for all the family. You are invited to come along and join the 50th Anniversary celebrations.

Late Audrey Godlington.

The death occurred on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th of Audrey Godlington, Lisballyard, Rathcabbin. Audrey who was 78,  and her late husband John who pre deceased her in 2008, came from England to live in the parish close on twenty years ago. They were a quiet couple who welcomed all who called to them and they enjoyed the company of their neighbours for a chat. Sympathy is extended to her three sons and one daughter on their sad loss. After funeral Service on Saturday 21st in Pallas Church, Rathcabbin, burial took place afterwards in Bonoham cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Sympathy.

Rathcabbin Players extend sympathy to Tanya Coughlan and Ray Clancy, Lords Park, Rathcabbin on the death of her mother Maria Coughlan, High St., Birr which occurred on Friday 20th March. After funeral Mass in St. Brendan’s Church on Sunday last, burial took place in Clonoghill Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Summer Time Begins.

A reminder that with the commence of Summer time, don’t forget to put your clock forward one hour on Sunday coming March 29th.

Fundraising Poker Classic.

Sarah Brady Rathcabbin is travelling to South Africa in November with the Mellon Educate’s 2015 Building Blitz and she is holding a Poker Classic on Friday night 27th at 9pm in Kelly’s The Last Chance Bar in rathcabbin. Tickets are €20 available from Sarah on (086) 0646889. There will be Cash prizes, raffle and food. Sarah would welcome your support.

‘Mellon Educate’ is a new initiative by the Niall Mellon Township Trust. The trust was established by Irish developer Niall Mellon, after he visited South Africa in 2002 and was appalled by the living conditions of the people in the Imizamo Yethu township in Cape Town.

Niall realised he could utilise his expertise in construction to make a difference to the lives of these communities by providing people with the dignity and security of owning a proper home. That year The Niall Mellon Township Trust was established with the aim of providing quality social housing for the impoverished communities in the townships of South Africa.

Since the first ‘building blitz’ in 2003, over 22,000 volunteers have travelled to South Africa to participate in a week of intensive building efforts, which have provided decent homes for in excess of 100,000 people.

In 2013, the trust launched its new initiative, ‘Mellon Educate’, which uses the same principal to build schools for these underprivileged communities, seeing education as the next step to securing a brighter future. This ambitious programme will help educate 100,000 impoverished children in townships and slums across Africa in 10 years. But as well as voluntary labour, much financial support is needed to achieve this goal. Hence, each volunteer also fundraises, to fund the trip and the necessary building supplies and other cost.

The poker classic in Kelly’s is organised by Rathcabbin local Sarah Brady, who is volunteering in the 2015 building blitz, to take place in November. Tickets are €20, available from Sarah, by calling 0860646889, or on the night. There will be generous cash prizes for the poker, and there will also be a raffle on the night. It is sure to be a great evening, and hopefully will go a long way towards funding this marvelous project.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement.

We are planning a meal out in April and if you would like to come please let us know. On the 20th May for the Bealtaine Festival we have a tribute to Mick Delahunty in Lorrha Hall. All members welcome. We look forward to seeing you all.

Church News.

Community/Lenten Walks

Community Lenten walk continue on Sunday 29th March (Palm Sunday) in Rathcabbin at 2.30pm. With the change in the clock Mass times will be Redwood Church (Vigil Mass) at 8.pm. commencing Saturday 11th April, Lorrha at 10am on Sundays and Rathcabbin at 11.30am.

Invitation: “Come and See”

Lent is a time for prayer and reflection and with this in mind a special ceremony will be held in Rathcabbin church on Friday 27th March at 7.30pm.  At the ceremony a number of our parishioners, who are coping with difficulties which are typical of the times we live in, will share their experiences and also the strength and hope which helps them persevere. Sharing personal stories is a powerful way of inspiring others who are also struggling and everyone can benefit from such sharing.  So please do come along, encourage your family and friends to do the same. You’ll be very glad you did!

Charismatic Renewal:

Nenagh Holy Spirit Prayer Group – Life in the Spirit Seminar, Invitation to a seven week programme, where you will pray, sing and share with others. Meeting place: Pastoral Centre, Church Road , Nenagh.  Day: Every Tuesday commencing on Tuesday 7th April.  Time: 7.45pm.  Come to the gathering night on Tuesday 24th March, in the Pastoral Centre, at 8.00pm for a full overview of The Life in the Spirit Seminar.

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Music Lessons

Music lessons with Pio Ryan and Ms Helena Darcy are now available on Thursday evenings after school. Pio is offering lessons on the Banjo and Mandolin. Helena is offering lessons on the Button Accordion. The lessons are open to everybody, please contact the school if you would like to take part on 090 9747186.

Easter Tennis Camp

Teacher Helena Darcy and her sister Anne Marie are both qualified tennis coaches with Tennis Ireland. They are running an Easter tennis camp for all children (ages 4-12 yrs) from Mon, 30th March to Fri, 03rd April on the school tennis court. The camp will run daily from 10am-12pm. The camp will cost €35 per child with a reduction for families. Please contact Helena on 087 1021326 to book a place for your child.

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 inbagsprovided by the committee. We can collect your unwanted items. Just call or text  (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (086) 8355405 with your name and details. We appreciate your support. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep two adults employed.

Muck Run.

Lusmagh Camogie Club are hosting a 5km Muck Run on Easter Monday (6th April) at 12 noon in Stream Callows (Follow signs from sports field) Registration at 10.45am.  Adults €20 Students €15.   Kids course available also €10 (u14).  Limited spaces so arrive early. For more details see Lusmagh Muck Run on Facebook.  A fun filled afternoon guaranteed.

Congratulations.

Lorrha Parish has again been successful in bring home awards from the CAVA (North Tipperary Community & Voluntary Association) Awards Ceremony which was held in Moyne Community Hall on Saturday night, 21st March 2015.  Lorrha Rathcabbin Energy Team (LRET) won an award under the category of Community Enterprise and Innovation.  Very well done to the Team.

Unfortunately Betty Houlihan missed out on receiving an award under the individual category of Lifetime Achievement Award who was nominated by St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association.  This award was shared equally between Mary Lanigan Ryan (Borrisoleigh) and Martin Ryan (Moyne).

Congratulations also to our neighbouring parish, Terryglass, on receiving 2 awards.  Terryglass Arts Festival received an award under the group category of Arts, Culture and Tourism.  They also received the CAVA Overall Achievement Award for the best group overall.

Looking for Families to host Italian Students in July 2015

VIVI L’IRLANDA is looking for local families to host Italian students, (12-14 years) from 6th-27th of July in the Portumna area. Attractive remuneration. Families with children is one of the main prerequisites. Contact D. O’Shea: 085-1925466, dunkellin01@gmail.com.

Fashion Show.

Want to treat yourself to a fun night out????? For tickets please call or text Marguerite Murphy on 087-6200280.

Aglish Community Hall are hosting a Fashion Show in The Abbey Court Hotel this Friday, 247th March @ 8pm. Tickets cost 15 euro, which includes Pre-Show Cheese & Wine Reception & entry to a Massive Raffle being held on the night. The first 200 entrants on the night will also receive a free “Goodie Bag” with lots of surprises inside!!!! The shops participating are. All Occasions Boutique, Portumna – Ann Marie’s, Nenagh – Bella Boutique, Nenagh, De Stafford Bridal, Nenagh – Edel’s Boutique, Nenagh – Jim Mcloughney Menswear, Nenagh – Kiddies Kloset, Nenagh – Ladies Day Boutique, Portumna -The Logo Factory, Nenagh – Michelle’s Boutique, Birr – Rumple Silks, Nenagh – Sixty Three, Nenagh – A SportsmansDream Nenagh. There will also be an Exhibitors Display Area in the foyer from 7-8pm & the following will be showcasing their wears:

The Country Kitchen Borrisokane – Colette’s Home Baking Ardcroney – Heavenly Footwear Sopwell – New Moon Fashion Accessories Nenagh – McDermotts Pharmacy Borrisokane – Memory Lane Antiques Birr – Paddys Bar & Restaurant Terryglass – Oona Conroy Shoes & Bags Carlow. Your support would be very much appreciated.

Smile Awhile & Laugh a Little Every Day.

A man went to his solicitor and stated that he would like to make a will but didn’t know how to go about it. “ No problem” said the solicitor “ Leave it all to me”. The man looked upset as he said “Well, I know you are going to take the biggest slice, but I’d like to leave a little to my children too!”.


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The Parents Association of St Anne’s Special Needs school in Roscrea were delighted to receive a cheque for €312 which was donated by the Church of Ireland, Lorrha following their Christmas Carol service. Leslie Harding presented the cheque recently on behalf of the Church of Ireland Lorrha  to Caitriona O’Donoghue Secretary of the Parents Association  and Fiona Bennett, Treasurer. 

Reminder.

Scoil Lua Naofa annual open day will take place this coming Saturday March 21st. from 2.00pm to 4.00p.m. This is an ideal opportunity for parents to meet and talk to the teachers and view the school. All are welcome.

The school are accepting enrolments for September and Enrolment forms are available from the school, by phone on (090) 9747295 or can be downloaded from our web site www.lorrhans.ie

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to the Molloy families on the death of Johnny Molloy, England, late of Ballyoughter, Rathcabbin who died recently in England. May he rest in peace.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement.

We are now arranging our summer outings and continue to meet on Wednesdays at 2.30pm in Lorrha Hall. If you would like to join us transport is available to pick up door to door. Looking forward to seeing new members.

Annual Display.

The Lorrha Apostolic Work Society Annual Display will be held in Lorrha Community Hall this coming Sunday 22nd March from 2 to 6p.m. Raffle tickets will be on sale and the committee hope you will come and view their work over the last twelve months and join them for a cup of tea. All welcome.

Ploughing Rescheduled.

The North Tipperary Ploughing Campionships which had to be cancelled because of the bad weather, will now take place on Sunday March 29th. You are invited to come along and join in the celebrations of the 50th Anniversary.

Church News.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Thursday from 10am to 10pm in Rathcabbin  Church. We invite all parishioners to come and stay a while in the presence of Jesus.

Community/Lenten Walks

The Parish Pastoral Council/Liturgy Group organize community walks which will take place during the six weeks of Lent will continue on Sunday 22nd March with Assembly outside the Community Hall in Lorrha at 2.30pm. Everyone is welcome to come along and experience the benefits of getting together.

Childrens Session.

Maureen Brown will be hosting a childrens Traditional Irish music session in Kelly’s Rathcabbin from 6 to 8pm on Sunday March 22nd. All are welcome.

Rathcabbin N.S.

A huge thank you to everyone for supporting our annual table quiz, well done to the winners Tommy & Holmes Clan. A special thanks to Aidan McIntyre, our quizmaster on the night and to Kellys for hosting the event for the PA.

Well done to all the boys and girls on completing their IT course, they have produced great web pages and gained a lot of knowledge.

On Tuesday the pupils went to the indoor hurling skills event in Borrisokane CC with John O’Keeffe. It was a great day with Rathcabbin featuring high on the leader board.

The school will hold a book fair at the school before and after school from 13th March for a week, please support.

Spring  De-Clutter.

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

Badminton Club Success.

Well done to the Lorrha Badminton Club who won their first Tipperary League competition recently when they beat Templemore in the final. The team of Martin Young (Captain), Elaine Hough,  Tadhg Nevin, Declan Ryan, Celine Cleary and Danielle Ryan have done very well considering that the club is not long in existence. We wish them the best of luck in the future.

Parenting Seminar.

The seminar is called “Raising Children’s Self-Esteem” by Psychologist Dr Tony Humphreys. It will take place in the Nenagh Arts Centre at 7.30pm on Tuesday, March 24th. It has been many years since Dr Humphreys came to Nenagh in this capacity. He will discuss the important ways in which parents and care-givers can help children to realise their own worth.  He is one of Ireland’s best known Psychologists. He has written many books including Understanding Teenagers and Self-Esteem: the Key to your Child’s Future. Tickets for this event are €10. They are available to buy; at the Nenagh Arts Centre, by phone (067)34400, or online on www.nenagharts.com. Dr Tony Humphreys website is www.tonyhumphreys.ie

Muck Run.

Lusmagh Camogie Club are hosting a 5km Muck Run on Easter Monday (6th April) at 12 noon in Stream Callows (Follow signs from sports field) Registration at 10.45am.  Adults €20 Students €15.   Kids course available also €10 (u14).  Limited spaces so arrive early. For more details see Lusmagh Muck Run on Facebook.   A fun filled afternoon guaranteed.

Looking for Families to host Italian Students in July 2015

VIVI L’IRLANDA is looking for local families to host Italian students, (12-14 years) from 6th-27th of July in the Portumna area. Attractive remuneration. Families with children is one of the main prerequisites. Contact D. O’Shea: 085-1925466, dunkellin01@gmail.com.


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The remains of Tony Reddin is carried into Bonoham Cemetery in Rathcabbin by members of his family on Wednesday March 4th.

Reminder.

Scoil Lua Naofa annual open day will take place on Saturday March 21st. from 2.00pm to 4.00p.m. This is an ideal opportunity for parents to meet and talk to the teachers and view the school. All are welcome. The school are accepting enrolments for September and Enrolment forms are available from the school, by phone on (090) 9747295 or can be downloaded from our web site www.lorrhans.ie

Cancellation.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Lorrha has had to be cancelled. However, Denis Maher has organized a music session with Tradstone from 3pm onwards to compensate for the loss of the parade this year. All are welcome to the music session.

Sympathy

Sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of the late Rodge Raleigh, Kilfadda, Lorrha who died on Friday March 6th at the Regional Hospital Limerick. After funeral Mass on Monday 9th in St. Michael’s Church Aglish, burial took place in Aglish Cemetery. May he rest in peace.    Sympathy is extended to Jim Coughlan and family Rathcabbin and Bridie Darcy and family Ardcroney on the death of their brother John Coughlan Portlaoise and formally Lorrha who died on Saturday March 7th at Drominin Nursing Home, Stradbally at the age of 90. After funeral Mass on Tuesday 10th in SS Peter and Paul’s Church Portlaoise burial took place in the local Cemetery. May he rest in peace. Sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of the late Gertie White, nee Spain Birr and Rathcabbin which occurred on Sunday March 8th at St. Kieran’s Nursing Home, Rathcabbin. After funeral Mass this Wednesday 11th in St. Brendan’s Church Birr, burial will take place in Clonoghill Cemetery, Birr. May she rest in peace.

Rags Golf Society Reminder. We are looking for new or lapsed members to join us for the year ahead. We start with our first outing in Portumna on Sat 14th March at 10.30 – 11.20.  23rd May Nenagh 11-12,  25th July Tullamore 10.20 – 11.20 and Captains prize Portumna 8th Aug 1.30 – 2.30. So if you are interested and would like to join. Please come along to our first outing or call James on 086 8109099 for further details. All welcome.

New Venture.

Darina & Pat Kelly and family extend a warm welcome Nashville singer songwriter  Anne Marie Neff and banjo player Ken Grandjean to The Last Chance on Friday 13th March. This is an exciting venture for the musicians but in particular for the rural village business where they hope you will come and support this act.

Annual Display.

The Lorrha Apostolic Work Society Annual Display will be held in Lorrha Community Hall on Sunday 22nd March from 2 to 6p.m. Raffle tickets will be on sale and the committee hope you will come and view their work over the last twelve months and join them for a cup of tea. All welcome.

Ploughing Rescheduled.

The North Tipperary Ploughing Campionships which had to be cancelled because of the bad weather, will now take place on Sunday March 29th. More details next week.

Church News.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Thursday from 10am to 10pm in Rathcabbin  Church. We invite all parishioners to come and stay a while in the presence of Jesus.

Community/Lenten Walks

The Parish Pastoral Council/Liturgy Group organize community walks which will take place during the six weeks of Lent will continue on Sunday 15th March with Assembly outside the Community Hall in Lorrha at 2.30pm. Everyone is welcome to come along and experience the benefits of getting together.

Redwood N.S.

Music Lessons

Music lessons with Pio Ryan and Ms Helena Darcy are now available on Thursday evenings after school. Pio is offering lessons on the Banjo and Mandolin. Helena is offering lessons on the Button Accordion. The lessons are open to everybody, please contact the school if you would like to take part on 090 9747186.

Easter Tennis Camp:  Teacher Helena Darcy and her sister Anne Marie are both qualified tennis coaches with Tennis Ireland. They are running an Easter tennis camp for all children (ages 5-12 yrs) from Mon, 30th March to Fri, 03rd April on the school tennis court. The camp will run daily from 10am-12pm. The camp will cost €35 per child with a reduction for families. Please contact Helena on 087 1021326 to book a place for your child.

Open Evening:

We are holding our open evening on Thursday, 12th March from 6 pm – 8 pm. It is a great opportunity for families to view the school, speak with the teachers and view the wide range of resources available to students. All are welcome, do come along!                   Our opening hours are changing from September 2015. The school will be open for pupils to arrive from 8.30 am in the morning with classes starting for all at 8.50 am. School will finish at 1.30pm for the infant classes and 2.30 pm for all other classes. ** Please Note** There is an optional afterschool pick-up service available to the school by a registered childcare facility. For up to date news on all activities happening in the school, please log on to our website www.redwoodns.ie

Spring  De-Clutter.

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

Parenting Seminar.

The seminar is called “Raising Children’s Self-Esteem” by Psychologist Dr Tony Humphreys. It will take place in the Nenagh Arts Centre at 7.30pm on Tuesday, March 24th. It has been many years since Dr Humphreys came to Nenagh in this capacity. He will discuss the important ways in which parents and care-givers can help children to realise their own worth.  He is one of Ireland’s best known Psychologists. He has written many books including Understanding Teenagers and Self-Esteem: the Key to your Child’s Future. Tickets for this event are €10. They are available to buy; at the Nenagh Arts Centre, by phone (067)34400, or online on www.nenagharts.com. Dr Tony Humphreys website is www.tonyhumphreys.ie

Portumna Forest Park Trail Run 2015

Annual 10k Run & 5k Run / Family Walk Easter Bank Holiday Monday, April 6th

A Great Day Out in the Great Outdoors for Everyone.

This Year Proudly supporting ‘RUN FOR OLIVE’ – Olive Dermody Shaughnessy

Registration @ PLAYGROUND Car-park from 11am. Race starts at 1pm Sharp following warm up sessions to Live Music. Complimentary Post Race Refreshments for all Participants

Special Guest on the day is the Easter Bunny with Mini Easter Eggs and Free Face Painting!

Full Details, Costs & Updates on our Facebook Page: Portuma Forest Park Trail Run


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The late great Lorrha and Tipperary Goalkeeper Tony Reddin pictured on the occasion of the celebrating of his 93rd birthday pictured with his wife Maura.

Late Tony Reddin.

The death has occurred after a short illness of the legendary Lorrha and Tipperary goalkeeper Tony Reddin. Aged 95, Tony passed away at his home in Banagher on Sunday night last March 1st. Tony came from Mullagh in Co. Galway and arrived in Lorrha in 1947. From 1948 to 1957 Tony won three All Ireland senior titles in a row, six National league titles, and was selected as the greatest ever goalkeeper on The Team of the Century 1984 and again on the 2000 Millennium team. Sympathy is extended to his wife Maura and family and extended family relatives and friends on their great loss. Reposing at his home on Cuba Avenue, Banagher on Tuesday 3rd. from 12 noon until 7pm, with removal afterwards to St. Rynagh’s Church for 8pm. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 12 noon followed by burial in Bonoham Cemetery, Rathcabbin. May he rest in peace.

News from Lorrha School

Enrolment.

Scoil Lua Naofa Lorrha are accepting enrolments for September. Enrolment forms are available from the school, by phone on (090) 9747295 or can be downloaded from our web site www.lorrhans.ie

Open Day.

Our annual open day will take place on Saturday March 21st. from 2.00pm to 4.00p.m. This is an ideal opportunity for parents to meet and talk to the teachers and view the school. All are welcome.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

The Annual Lorrha St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place at 2.30pm. All floats are welcome on the day and there is no entrance fee. Contact Denis Maher for further information.

Ploughing Cancelled.

Due to heavy rain on Saturday night and again on Sunday morning the North Tipperary Ploughing Championships had to be cancelled on Sunday last. The organizing committee send their apologies to all. A new date has now to be agreed. Watch this space.

Church News.

Friday (6th March) is the First Friday of the month. Mass will be celebrated in Lorrha at 9.30am and in Rathcabbin at 7.30p.m. Confessions will be heard beforehand. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament   every Thursday from 10am to 10pm in Rathcabbin  Church.   We invite all parishioners to come and stay a while in the presence of Jesus.

Workshop.

A Liturgical Music Workshop takes place in the Pastoral Centre,  Church  Road, Nenagh, Tuesday 10th March  @  7.30pm.  Choir/ Leaders & Organists are invited to attend.  Details –  Noreen  on 087 2399243. Cost paid by parishes.

Community/Lenten Walks

The Parish Pastoral Council/Liturgy Group organize community walks which will take place during the six weeks of Lent will continue on Sunday March 8th with Assembly outside Redwood Church at 2.30pm. Everyone is welcome to come along and experience the benefits of getting together.

Pod-Umna Village Official Opening.

Orla Kennedy and Dick Ridge invite you to join them at Pod Umna Glamping village, Dominick Street Portumna on March 7th at 3pm to celebrate with them the official opening and first birthday celebration of our eco pod glamping village. Ribbon cutting, tree planting, blessing, live music, entertainment for the children and refreshments. All are welcome.

Redwood N.S Open Evening.

We are holding our open evening on Thursday, 12th March from 6 pm – 8 pm. It is a great opportunity for families to view the school, speak with the teachers and view the wide range of resources available to students. All are welcome, do come along!

Our opening hours are changing from September 2015. The school will be open for pupils to arrive from 8.30 am in the morning with classes starting for all at 8.50 am. School will finish at 1.30pm for the infant classes and 2.30 pm for all other classes. ** Please Note** There is an optional afterschool pick-up service available to the school by a registered childcare facility. For up to date news on all activities happening in the school, please log on to our website www.redwoodns.ie

Fundraising Table Quiz.

Rathcabbin NS Parent Association with hold a fundraising table quiz in Kellys Rathcabbin on Friday night 6th March.  WOW- walk on Wednesday. The whole school community walked to school on Wednesday last as part of our efforts to earn our 4th Green Flag for travel. All children, Parents and staff made a great effort and it was a very successful and enjoyable activity. We will be planning other whole school activities over the coming months. Oisin In Tir na nOg- Drama group Clan Cuan visited and put on a fantastic show for all the children. Swimming classes continue every Tuesday. IT classes every Wednesday- The children are learning 3D drawing and web design and really enjoying it. Well done to the many children from our school who took part in the Credit Union Quiz and the Scór dancing, music and sketch sections recently. We will celebrate Pancake Tuesday on the 17th by inviting in families to enjoy pancakes in school from 12noon. we are especially welcoming any Grandparents to visit and spend time with the children on that day.

Spring  De-Clutter.

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

Courses.

Portumna College of Further Education commences its level 5 Healthcare Support course on Monday 2nd March at 10am. Horticulture Level 4 also on offer with continuous intake. New computer e-learning course starting soon. 090-9741946

Moll.

Kilbarron Players stage the well known John B. Keane comedy “Moll” in Kilbarron Hall from Friday 6th to Sunday 8th March at 8.30pm.

Portumna Forest Park Trail Run 2015

Annual 10k Run & 5k Run / Family Walk Easter Bank Holiday Monday, April 6th

A Great Day Out in the Great Outdoors for Everyone.

This Year Proudly supporting ‘RUN FOR OLIVE’ – Olive Dermody Shaughnessy

Registration @ PLAYGROUND Car-park from 11am. Race starts at 1pm Sharp following warm up sessions to Live Music. Complimentary Post Race Refreshments for all Participants

Special Guest on the day is the Easter Bunny with Mini Easter Eggs and Free Face Painting!

Full Details, Costs & Updates on our Facebook Page: Portuma Forest Park Trail Run


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Rathcabbin Players Secretary Fiona Kennedy will travel to the Special Olympics in Los Angeles in July as a volunteer and to help her with her fundraising drive for the trip, Rathcabbin Players staged an extra night recently of “Wild Goose Chase” and presented the proceeds which amounted to €2,100 to Fiona after the performance. Pictured here presenting the cheque are the cast and Director. From left Eamonn Smyth, Fiona Kennedy, Tadhg Nevin (Chairman), Pat Kennedy, Brendan Dolan (Director). Back: Kevin Kennedy, Marguerite Walsh, Mark Carroll, Stacey Guinan, Mary Carroll, Des Clancy, Nancy Liffey.  

North Tipperary Ploughing Championships.

The 50th Anniversary of North Tipperary Ploughing Championships will take place this year on the lands of Sean and Carmel Lambe and family. Redwood. The site is ideally situated beside the main Birr to Portumna Road at Ballincur Cross, known locally as the top of New Line. The event gets under way with a parade of the tractors and ploughs in the field starting at 11.30am. for a 12 noon start and a blessing of the site will take place at 1.00p.m. All are welcome to a great day out for all the family.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement.

Following our A.G.M. on February 4th we elected the following committee. Chairman: Eamon Mannion. Deputy Chairman: John Craig. Secretary: Nancy White. Assistant Secretary: Teresa Donoghue. Treasurer: Tom Dagg. Assistant Treasurer: Betty Houlihan. P.R.O.: Mary Darcy. Committee members: Gaye Needham, Marie O’Meara, Nora O’Hara, Betty Reddish. We would like to say a huge thank you to our outgoing chairman. Well done Tim and all his committee for all the hard work on our behalf.

Community/Lenten Walks

The Parish Pastoral Council/Liturgy Group organize community walks which will take place during the six weeks of Lent will continue on Sunday March 1st with Assembly outside Rathcabbin Church at 2.30pm. Everyone is welcome to come along and experience the benefits of getting together.

Sincere Thanks.

Rathcabbin Players wish to offer thanks to all who supported in whatever way their 30th Anniversary production of “Wild Goose Chase”.  Without your valued support we would not have had the success that we enjoyed with this comedy.

Redwood N.S Open Evening.

We are holding our open evening on Thursday, 12th March from 6 pm – 8 pm. It is a great opportunity for families to view the school, speak with the teachers and view the wide range of resources available to students. All are welcome, do come along! Our opening hours are changing from September 2015. The school will be open for pupils to arrive from 8.30 am in the morning with classes starting for all at 8.50 am. School will finish at 1.30pm for the infant classes and 2.30 pm for all other classes. ** Please Note** There is an optional afterschool pick-up service available to the school by a registered childcare facility. For up to date news on all activities happening in the school, please log on to our website www.redwoodns.ie

Lorrha Camogie Club.

Membership is now due for all players and should be paid Wednesday evening at underage and junior training. Prices are as follows: U-18: €20, Non-player:€30, Students:€40, Adult players:€60, Family(2 adults & 2 children):€90

Junior Camogie: Training continues Wednesday evening at 7.30 pm. A full turnout of the panel is required at this training ahead of our first league match this Sunday 1st March v Burgess in the Burgess grounds at 3pm. If any player cannot make training this Wednesday evening, you must contact trainer John Harding asap 086 6797103

U-16/U-14

Training continues Wednesday evenings at 6pm and Saturday mornings at 11am. New players welcome, a full turnout of players at all training sessions is essential.

Facebook Page

Please keep updated on matches, training and club news on our facebook page- Lorrha Camogie Club.

Fundraising Table Quiz.

Rathcabbin NS Parent Association with hold a fundraising table quiz in Kellys Rathcabbin on Friday 6th March. More details next week.

Spring  De-Clutter.

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

Courses.

Portumna College of Further Education commences its level 5 Healthcare Support course on Monday 2nd March at 10am. Horticulture Level 4 also on offer with continuous intake. New computer e-learning course starting soon. 090-9741946