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

North Tipperary Ploughing.

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

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

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

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

Sympathy.

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

Cemetery Mass.

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

Autumn De-Clutter.

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

2015 Lorrha Parish Calendar.

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

Gratitude.

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

Shorelines Festival.

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

Open Day.

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


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Recent Engagement.

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

Recent Wedding.

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

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

Autumn De-Clutter.

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

Another Go at The cats!

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

Annual Threshing.

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

2015 Lorrha Parish Calendar.

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

Smile Awhile & Laugh a Little Every Day.

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

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

 

This one is for you Mick in Donegal.


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

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

Church News.

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

Bringing Theology Home.

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

Parent and Toddler Groups.

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

Gratitude.

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

Autumn De-Clutter.

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

Home Instead  Senior Care:

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

Good Luck.

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

Portumna College of Further Education

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

 Art Exhibition.

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

Annual Threshing.

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

Smile Awhile & laugh A Little Every Day.

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

He quickly phoned his best friend, Finney.

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


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

Church News.

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

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

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

 Annual Mass of Thanksgiving

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

 Birthday Greetings.

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

Late Mai Guinan.

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

Sympathy.

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

 Autumn De-Clutter.

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

Home Instead  Senior Care:

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

Table Quiz.

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

Re-Opening.

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

Art Exhibition.

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

Course  Opportunities.

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

Fundraising Walk.

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

Camogie Notes.

Junior A Championship:

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

 

Smile Awhile and Laugh a Little Every Day.

 

 

Life before the Computer

 

MEMORY was something you lost with age.

An APPLICATION was for employment.

A PROGRAMME was a TV show.

A CURSOR used blasphemy.

A KEYBOARD     was a piano.

A WEB      was a spider’s home.

A VIRUS was the flu.

A CD was a bank account.

A HARD DRIVE was a long trip on the road.

A MOUSE PAD was where a mouse lived.

A MONITOR was a school prefect or young teacher.

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


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

Church News.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Donation To North Tipp Hospice.

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

Autumn De-Clutter.

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

Recent Wedding.

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

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

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

 Taste of Lough Derg Update.

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

Art Exhibition.

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

Course  Opportunities.

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

Camogie Notes.

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

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

Smile Awhile and Laugh a Little Every Day.

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


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The best of luck to Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher and the Tipperary Team on Sunday against Cork in the All-Ireland Semi-Final. Bonner is pictured here in action against Dublin in the quarter final. 

Church News.

Friday, (15th August) is the Feast of The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and is a Holy Day of Obligation. Mass in Lorrha at 10.00a.m. and  Rathcabbin  at  8.00p.m.

Please Note:  Instead of the Vigil Mass, in Redwood Church during the month of  September, Liturgy of the Word and Communion will take place at 8.00pm. This will involve people from the parish leading the Faith Community in prayer. A training session for same will be held in Redwood Church on Tuesday 12th August @ 8.00pm.

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

Killaloe  DioceseAutumn  Pilgrimage to Lourdes:  7th October – 12th October, 2014. See noticeboard in Church-porch for full details.

Late Johnny Madden.

The death occurred on Friday August 1st in Milford Hospice after a long illness of Johnny Madden, Gurteen, Rathcabbin.  One of life’s characters, Johnny who was 75 years of age loved to socialise and to  meet people and was known for his love of music and his annual trips to Lisdoonvarna which he looked forward to for months beforehand.  He also liked to sing and could be relied upon to liven up any party or gathering that he was at.  Former work colleagues from Bord Na Mona formed a guard of honour as his remains arrived in Rathcabbin Church on Sunday evening Aug 3rd  and after concelebrated funeral Mass there the following day Monday, by Fr. Pat Mulcahy P.P., Fr. John Donnelly A.P. and Fr. Michael Kennedy P.P. (Lusmagh), burial took place in Pallas cemetery, Rathcabbin.  Sympathy is extended to his sisters Marie Fallon (Rathcabbin), Bridget  Parkinson (Birr), brother in law John, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends on their sad loss. May he rest in peace.

Autumn De-Clutter.

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

Donation To North Tipp Hospice.

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

Taste of Lough Derg Update.

The latest update on A Taste of Lough Derg.

1.      Sunflowers from the garden at Good & Green, Annacarriga. A Garden walk and wood turning demo takes place on the 15th of August as part of A Taste of Lough Derg

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

Course  Opportunities.

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

Free Training Course in Borrisokane. 

Job Search Skills Course: Taking bookings for once off Training. Starting 11th August 2014. 10 mornings: Monday – Friday, 10.00am – 12.30pm. Revamp CV;- Cover Letter;  -Job Search;  -Interview Skills;  -Build your confidence in a relaxed atmosphere. Contact your local Employment Services Office (FÁS) on 067 31879 to register your place.

Lorrha Parish Golf Outing.

The Lorrha Parish Golf Outing takes place in Portumna Golf Club on Saturday, 16th August with tee-times from 8.30am to 12pm. This year’s captain is Vincent Liffey while the President is Joe Morris. To book a tee time contact Vincent Liffey (0873328577) or Tony Coen (0876219639).

Camogie Notes.

Well done to our Junior A team who had a great win over Thurles in dreadful weather on Saturday evening last in Moatfield. Final score Lorrha 5.9, Thurles 2.12. The girls showed great heart and determination to win a hard fought physical game. We take on Burgess in Kilcolman in our next game which is likely to be played Sat. Evening.

Underage training continues during the week with the U14’s due to play Portroe at home on Thursday evening at 7.15pm and the U12’s to play in a blitz in Semple Stadium on Friday starting at 2pm.
Best of Luck to Bonner Maher and the Tipperary Senior hurling team as they take on Cork on Sunday.

 

Smile Awhile and Laugh A Little Every Day.
A guy was driving around Dublin when he saw a sign in front of a house,
‘Talking Dog for Sale .’
He rang the bell and the owner told him the dog was in the backyard.
The guy went into the backyard and saw a Labrador sitting there.
‘You talk?’ he asked.
‘Yes,’ the Lab replied.
‘So, what’s the story?’
The Lab looked up and said, ‘Well, I discovered that I could talk when I was pretty young. I wanted to help the government, so I told the Garda about my gift, and in no time at all they had me jetting from  country to country, sitting in rooms with spies and world leaders, because no one figured a dog would be eavesdropping. I was one of their most valuable spies for eight years running.’

‘But the jetting around really tired me out, and I knew I wasn’t getting any younger so I decided to settle down. I signed up for a job at the airport to do some undercover security wandering near suspicious characters and listening in. I uncovered some incredible dealings and was awarded a batch of medals. I got married, had a load of puppies, and now I’m just retired.’

The guy was amazed. He goes back in and asked the owner what he wanted for the dog.
‘Ten euros.’ the man said.
‘Ten euros? This dog is amazing. Why on earth are you selling him so cheap?’
‘Because he’s a liar. He never did any of that stuff.

This one is for you Liz.


Lorrha Notes

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Tempting Treats – A Taste of Lough Derg Event at the Tuscany Bistro.

Forthcoming Events.

1.       Brookfield Farm in Coolbawn hosts a guided farm walk Sunday the 10th of August

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

3.       Sunflowers from the garden at Good & Green, Annacarriga. A Garden walk and wood turning demo takes place on the 15th Aug.

Church News.

Dates For Your Diary.

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

Killaloe  Diocese – Autumn  Pilgrimage to Lourdes:  7th October – 12th October, 2014.

See noticeboard in Church-porch for full details.

Recent Wedding.

The wedding of Noel Needham son of  PJ & Gay, Rath, Lorrha and Marita Ryan daughter of John & Catherine, Gurtagarry, Toomevaratook place on Saturday 2nd August in St. Joseph’s Church, Gurtagarry, Toomevara.

The bride was attended by her two sisters Shauna and Patrece while the groom was attended by his two brothers Martin and Arthur.  The Celebrant for the occasion was Fr. William McCormack with readers, Martina Needham (sister of the groom) & Gerard Ryan (brother of the bride). The Prayers of the Faithful were read by Aisling Grace, Melissa Kelly, John Ryan, Mary Maher, Br. James Needham & Oisin Culhane relatives and friends of both.

Communion reflection – Marriage means being in love for the rest of your life by Chris Ardis read by Nancy White (Godmother of the groom) while both mothers, Gay and Catherine, brought the offertory gifts to the altar. The beautiful Church music was provided by Michael Ryan (brother of the bride), Samantha Ryan (Fiancé of Michael) & Thomas Slattery (cousin of the bride).

Afterwards the newly weds joined with their families and friend’s for their reception which was held in Dundrum House Hotel, Dundrum.

Congratulations and many good wishes is extended to Noel and Marita as we join with both families, the Needhams and the Ryans to wish the couple a long and happy married life together.

Autumn De-Clutter.

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

Taste of Lough Derg Update.

The latest update on A Taste of Lough Derg.

1.       Brookfield Farm in Coolbawn hosts a guided farm walk Sunday the 10th of August as part of A Taste of Lough Derg

2.       Tempting Treats were served at Tuscany Bistro in Ballina Killaloe for A Taste of Lough Derg event held last week

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

4.       Sunflowers from the garden at Good & Green, Annacarriga. A Garden walk and wood turning demo takes place on the 15th of August as part of A Taste of Lough Derg

Active Retirement.

Anyone interested in boat trip on River Shannon followed by a meal in Joe and Avril’s please contact Barry O’Brien, Tim Kelly or Betty Houlihan as soon as possible please. Barry can be contacted on  (086) 8143002, Tim on (087) 7558762 and Betty on ( 087) 6667374.

Library Events.

Birr Library are organising several events for Vitnage week such as a book launch of Eileen Casey’s new book – A fascination with fabric on Thursday 7th August at 4.45pm

Library voices – Meet Alison Jameson and Donal Ryan on Friday 8th August at 8pm and Gerard O’Meara’s lecture on Satuday 9th August at 11am – Lorrha, Birr and the Great War.

Next Sunday August 10th a walk will take place to the source of the Barrow. This is a grade A walk of approx 4.5 hour walk. Meeting at Clonaslee Bridge at 11am. For further information contact Liam Mannion on (086) 8392056 or Eddie Spain on (087) 9240652.

Camogie Notes.

The club extend the best of luck to players and management when they take on Thurles in the first round of the championship on Saturday 9th in Motefield at 6pm. Supported appreciated.

Underage training continues during the week.

Smile Awhile & Laugh A Little Every Day.

Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.


Lorrha Notes

 

Prizes for anti litter poster competition

Prizes for anti litter poster competition

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Plants and boxes

Plants and boxes

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Denise won the best garden competition in the Rathcabbin Development Competitions held recently.

Church News.

 Note for your diary: Date for Confirmation 2015 is Saturday 24th May (i.e. Pentecost Sunday).

Sacred Space –  your daily bread is the highly acclaimed Jesuit run website –  www.sacredspace.ie .

Diocesan Youth Mission from Sept 25th – 28th in Templederry Church.  Details later.

Youth Summer Festival Reminder.

Cistercian College, Roscrea, from Thursday 14th – Sunday 17th August, 2014.  For young people aged 16-35, an opportunity not to be missed to experience the Catholic faith and meet many new people.  This festival has been nicknamed the “Holy Oxygen” with over 1000young people from all corners of Ireland attending last year.  The festival is donation only.  Free buses available from towns throughout Ireland. For more information and to book online see  www.youth2000.ie  or phone  01 6753690.

First Friday.

Mass for First Friday Aug 1st will be celebrated in Lorrha at 9.30a.m.  Rathcabbin at 8.00p.m.   Confessions before both Masses.

Night Vigil to Knock Shrine – Friday, 1st August.   Bus leaves Birr at 5.15p.m. (approx).  Please give names to Gertie O’Meara at 090  –  9747080  or Betty Houlihan at  087-6667374.

National Grandparents Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine is on Sunday 14th September.  Chief celebrant Archbishop Charles Browne (Apostolic Nuncio).  Anointing of the sick @ 2.00pm followed by Mass @ 3.00pm.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of the late  Margaret Cleary, Latteragh, Nenagh, nee Ogle – late of Walshpark, Rathcabbin, who died on Saturday 19th July. After funeral Mass in Templederry Church on Wednesday 23rd burial took place in Templederry new cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Summer De-Clutter.

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 three adults employed.

Taste of Lough Derg.

A Taste of Lough Derg continues in various locations throughout the months of July, August and September. For further details visit their facebook page at www.facebook.com/A Taste of Lough Derg.

Active Retirement.

Anyone interested in boat trip on River Shannon followed by a meal in Joe and Avril’s please contact Barry O’Brien, Tim Kelly or Betty Houlihan as soon as possible please. Barry can be contacted on  (086) 8143002, Tim on (087) 7558762 and Betty on ( 087) 6667374.

Music in The Home.

St. Kieran’s Nursing Home Rathcabbin, are having a very good traditional accordion band called Peter Smith and Friends coming to visit on Sunday the 3rd of August between 2 and 4pm  The residents in the nursing home love when people from outside come to visit so Matt, Eoin and staff would like to make an open invitation to anyone from the parish and beyond to come along for singing and dancing.  They would love to see as many faces as possible. Food and refreshments will be provided afterwards and everyone is welcome.

Library Events.

Birr Library are organising several events for Vitnage week such as a book launch of Eileen Casey’s new book – A fascination with fabric on Thursday 7th August at 4.45pm

Library voices – Meet Alison Jameson and Donal Ryan on Friday 8th August at 8pm and Gerard O’Meara’s lecture on Satuday 9th August at 11am – Lorrha, Birr and the Great War.

Birr Vintage Week.

The 46th Annual Birr Vintage Week and Arts Festival gets under way on Friday August 1st. and continues throughout the week until Aug. 8th. There is something here for everyone, young and not so young with shows, workshops and entertainment throughout the week. The highlight of the week is the opening parade which takes place on Sunday coming August 3rd from 3.00p.m outside the Marian Hall. See street Theatre at it’s best, marching bands, circus performers, dance, music and lots more. For further information call (087) 9226961 or www.birrvintageweek.com

Well Done.

Congratulations and good wishes is extended to Patrick “Bonner” Maher and the Tipperary team on their great win over Dublin in the All-Ireland Quarter final in Semple Stadium on Sunday last. Well done Bonner.

New Science Centre Opens in Birr Castle.

A new science centre, the brainchild of Lady Alicia Clements, daughter of Lord and Lady Rosse, has officially opened to the public at Birr Castle and gardens. Suitable for all age groups, it’s a fasinating display and well worth a visit. For further information call (086) 8114944.

 

Smile Awhile & Laugh a Little Every day.      Hello to John in England, this one is for you.

 TEACHER: Clyde , your composition on ‘My Dog’ is exactly the

same as your brother’s.. Did you copy his?

CLYDE : No, sir. It’s the same dog.


Lorrha Notes

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A group from Lorrha, Rathcabbin, Borrisokane and Nenagh attended the LEADER rally which was held outside  Dáil Eireann last week. The group are calling on the Government to keep LEADER in the Community.

North Tipperary LEADER Partnership, and other Local Development Companies from across the country, attended and was addressed by Marian Harkin MEP, Liadh Ní Riada MEP and Jackie Healy Rea T.D. There was great support to keep LEADER run the way it was run, by the communities, and not Local Authority Committees, who can continue to decide how LEADER funding should be administered in this area.

North Tipperary LEADER Partnership has successfully delivered the LEADER Programme for over 20 years.  Now, the government is proposing to change this system, which is regarded by the EU as being a model of best practice throughout Europe, and one that has successfully supported the economic, social and community development of rural communities throughout Ireland. The proposed policy change being driven forward by  Minister Hogan & the Department of Environment Community and Local Government is called alignment, and aims to transfer the delivery of the LEADER Programme to newly established committees within each Local Authority Area.

New Appointment.

We send heartiest congratulations and God’s Blessing to Fr. Michael Kennedy, Rathcabbin on his appointment as P.P. in our neighboring parish of Lusmagh. His first appointment as a Parish Priest in Ireland, Fr. Michael is also remaining on as Chaplain to Emmanuel House, Clonfert. Since his return to Ireland, Fr. Michael has also helped out in Kilrickle and Portumna. We wish him well in his new appointment and we know he will be well looked after in his new parish.

Late Paddy Casey.

The death occurred on Wednesday July 16th of Paddy Casey, Curraghglass, Lorrha. A well know optician in the Athlone area, Paddy who was 74 years of age, came to live in the parish just a few short years ago. He was a familiar figure on his racing bicycle around the roads as he covered many miles on his pleasure trips. Sympathy is extended to his family, Donal, Catherine, Marie-Therese, Roisín and Patrick, brothers, sisters, in-laws, nephews, nieces, grandchildren, relatives and friends. After funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Athlone on Saturday 19th burial took place in Clonmacnois Cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Youth Summer Festival.

Cistercian College, Roscrea, from Thursday 14th – Sunday 17th August, 2014.  For young people aged 16-35, an opportunity not to be missed to experience the Catholic faith and meet many new people.  This festival has been nicknamed the “Holy Oxygen” with over 1000young people from all corners of Ireland attending last year.  The festival is donation only.  Free buses available from towns throughout Ireland. For more information and to book online see  www.youth2000.ie  or phone  01 6753690.

Birthday Celebrations.

Congratulations to Martin Kennedy, Rathcabbin who celebrated his 60th birthday last week-end. Martin celebrated the occasion with family and friends in The Last Chance, Rathcabbin. Well done Martin.

Summer De-Clutter.

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 three adults employed.

Prize Winners.

Rathcabbin Development wish to congratulate all the winners in the garden competition last week-end. Special thanks to Michael Buckley Horticulturist Lecturer St. Rynagh’s College of further Education and  sponsors, Ken Hogan Tippland, Tom Lewis and Sleepy Hollow Garden Centre.

Taste of Lough Derg.

A Taste of Lough Derg continues in various locations throughout the months of July, August

and September. For further details visit their facebook page at www.facebook.com/A Taste of LoughDerg or on www.lorrhadorrha.ie under local notes.

Lorrha Camogie Notes.

Munster League:

The league final against Newport was due to be played last weekend but did not go ahead. It is now due to take place this coming weekend, no venue known. Best of Luck to players and management.

U12’s:
The girls will play in a cluster Blitz this coming Saturday. Details sent out via text.

Best of Luck to Bonner Maher and the Tipperary hurling team as they take on Dublin on Sunday

 

Smile Awhile & Laugh a Little Every Day.       Hi Frank in Limerick, this one is for you!!

Two men were sitting next to each other at a bar. After awhile, one guy looks at the other and says, ‘I can’t help but think, from listening to you, that you’re from Ireland .’

The other guy responds proudly, ‘Yes, that I am!’

The first guy says, ‘So am I! And where about from Ireland might you be’?

The other guy answers, ‘I’m from Dublin , I am.’

The first guy responds, ‘So am I!’

‘Sure and begorra. And what street did you live on in Dublin ?

The other guy says, ‘A lovely little area it was. I lived on McCleary Street in the old central part of town.’

The first guy says, ‘Faith and it’s a small world. So did I! So did I!
And to what school would you have been going’?

The other guy  answers, ‘Well now, I went to St. Mary’s, of course.’

The first guy gets really excited and says, ‘And so did I. Tell me, what year did you graduate’?

The other guy answers, ‘Well, now, let’s see. I graduated in 1964.’

The first guy exclaims, ‘The Good Lord must be smiling down upon us! I can hardly believe our good luck at winding up in the same bar tonight. Can you believe it? I graduated from St. Mary’s in 1964 my own self!’

About this time, Vicky walks into the bar, sits down and orders a beer.

Brian, the bartender, walks over to Vicky, shaking his head and mutters, ‘It’s going to be a long night tonight.’

Vicky asks, ‘Why do you say that, Brian’?

‘The Murphy twins are pissed again.’

Many thanks to all of you who continue to send on jokes for the weekly Smile Awhile and do keep them coming.


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Liam and Ronan King were the first in the parish to harvest their crop of Cassia Winter Barley early last week.

Youth Summer Festival.

Cistercian College, Roscrea, from Thursday 14th – Sunday 17th August, 2014.  For young people aged 16-35, an opportunity not to be missed to experience the Catholic faith and meet many new people.  This festival has been nicknamed the “Holy Oxygen” with over 1000young people from all corners of Ireland attending last year.  The festival is donation only.  Free buses available from towns throughout Ireland. For more information and to book online see  www.youth2000.ie  or phone  01 6753690.  Congratulations to Fr. Colm Mannion O.P. who was ordained to the priesthood on Saturday July 5th  in Dublin. Fr. Colm celebrated his First Mass in St. Brendan’s Church, Birr on Sunday July 6th.  

Date For Your Diary.

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

 Summer De-Clutter.

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 three adults employed.

Recent Christening.

Many congratulations is extended to  Lynda and Brendan Ryan, Annagh who christened their new addition to the family recently. A little sister Jessica for big sister Abbie to play with. Well done all and to the extended Naylor and Ryan families.

Taste of Lough Derg.

A Taste of Lough Derg continues in various locations throughout the months of July, August and September. For further details visit their facebook page at www.facebook.com/A Taste of LoughDerg or on www.lorrhadorrha.ie under local notes.

Music Event.

A Ferry Fest at the Ferry Inn Bar and restaurant Lorrha (beside Portumna Bridge) will be held on Saturday night July 19th from 10am. Theresa and Barry are moving their popular Saturday night music slot outside and will hold a B.B.Q along with the music. This is a free event and all are invited to attend.

50th Birthday Celebrations.  

Congratulations and many good wishes is extended to Eugene Sullivan, Lords Park and Birr who celebrated his 50th birthday last week-end. There was great craic in Kelly’s Rathcabbin on Saturday night for the occasion. Well done Eugene.

Lorrha Camogie Notes.  

LIT Munster Summer League: The Lorrha girls have played 5 games in the Munster League with one loss, 3 wins and one draw will play in the Shield Final against Newport next weekend probably on Saturday the 19th, details not confirmed. Best of Luck to team and management County Scene: Hard Luck to Caoimhe Kenendy and the Tipperary Senior Camogie panel who lost out bravely to Offaly on Saturday in the Liberty Insurance Senior Camogie Championship. Sadly that ends Tipperary’s involvement in the Championship for 2014. Full time score from the Senior All Ireland championship match Tipperary 1-11 Offaly 0-17. Well done to Lorrha’s Celine Cleary who was playing centre foward for the Tipperary U15 Camogie team on Saturday in a blitz in Dublin in which they got to the final. Well done Celine! Well done also to Michelle Mannion who was playing with the Tipperary U14 Panel on Saturday in a blitz in Dublin in which they reached the Semi final. Well done to Bonner Maher and the Tipperary Hurling team at the weekend beating Offaly. Well deserved Man of the match.

Family Fun Day.

Borrisokane Community Sports Field will hold a “Family Fun Day” at the sports grounds beside the new secondary school.Free entry with lots to do such as pony rides, bouncy castles wheel of fortune, cake sale, dress for less,etc. We will also have race events ,penalty shoots out and prizes for the kids.We ask you to come along and bring all the family. A great days entertainment is guaranteed. All funds will go to the development of the field.