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Local News

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

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Every good wish is extended to Sean O’Meara, Cullagh on the occasion of his 90th birthday which he celebrated last week-end.

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At the recent Portumna Town Football Club awards evening Kevin Cahalan Lorrha received the player of the year trophy in the u13 soccer group plus his shield medal as he captained the U13 squad to victory in the Midland Shield final. The team beat T & S of Laois  3 to 1,  a first for the club. Two more Lorrha youth played on the team, Dan Needham and Patrick Young. Patrick’s dad Michael managed the team.

Birthday Greetings.

Congratulations is extended to Sean O’Meara, Cullagh, who celebrated his 90th birthday on Saturday last with family and friends in The Friars Tavern, Lorrha. Well done Sean and many happy returns.

Church News:

The Dominicans are this year celebrating 800 years of preaching the gospel. A pilgrimage will take place on Saturday 6th August and a visit will be made to Portumna Abbey (Saturday 12 Noon),   Lorrha Friary (Sat. 3.30pm.),   St. Peter & Paul Church,  Boula  (6.00pm Mass).  All welcome.   Date for your diary:  A concert with Isla Grant will take place on Wednesday 14th December in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church, Rathcabbin.   Tickets will soon be on sale at €25, from the Parish Pastoral Council.

Pilgrimage.

The annual Pilgrimage  to  Holycross  Abbey will take place this year on Wednesday,  3rd August. Further information and to book your seat please contact Betty Houlihan on 087- 6667374 as soon as possible.

Milford Care Centre.

This year the Milford Hospice annual Harvest Fair celebrates its 31st anniversary and is scheduled for Sunday14th August at the University of Limerick.  There will be a fun filled programme of activities and entertainment.  Items such as plants, bottles for the bottle stall and homemade cakes along with new items for the Wheel of Fortune will be accepted on the day only.  All other goods, such as toys, fancy goods and books are being accepted at the Hospice from the 2nd August 2016.   For further details, please contact the Fundraising Office on 061 485859.

Drama in Portumna.

Half Day Thursday Drama Group Portumna presents Two One Act Plays.

Painful Case

by   James Joyce

Lucy In The Sky

by  Tony Layton

Venue; Portumna Town Hall

Wednesday 27 & Friday 29 July 2016.

Time: 8am

Admission €10

The play will be staged in the round (on the floor of the hall) Both plays are directed by Jim Hynes.

Foraging Course.

There will be a wild food foraging course held in and around Lorrha village on the 17th-19th August. The course, presented by foraging expert Mary Bulfin will cover plant identification, uses, heritage and culinary preparation. People are welcome to join for all or any of the 3 days. This course is free but places are limited, so booking is advisable by text to 0876185461

Date For Your Diary.

Lorrha Parish Golf outing will take place in Portumna Golf Club on 27th August. This year’s Captain is Pascal Moran and the President is Martina Taffe. More details later.

Lorrha CountryFest Thanks.

The two chairmen Graham and Joe, extend thanks to all of you who supported the CountryFest in any way. It was a great success for the whole community.

Autumn De-Clutter.

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

Birr Vintage Week.

The 48th Annual Birr Vintage Week and Arts Festival kicks off on Sunday coming the 31st with the opening parade through the streets of Birr commencing at 3pm. There are several events taking place from Friday 29th and will continue throughout the week. Pick up a programme which is available in all the local shops or visit their web site www.birrvintageweek.com or call (087) 9226961.

Volunteers Needed.

Barnardos National Collection Day – Volunteers Needed in Tipperary 

~ Help a child in your community by volunteering for Barnardos’ national collection day in Tipperary on Friday 16 September ~

Barnardos children’s charity is looking for volunteers in Tipperary to support its national collection day – Buckets for Barnardos – on Friday 16 September. Please give two hours of your time and help raise funds to support Barnardos work with children and families in Tipperary.

What: Buckets for Barnardos, Barnardos National Collection Day
When: Friday 16 September
Time: 8am – 9pm (any 2 hour shift)

Locations in Tipperary include:

  • Cashel
  • Clonmel
  • Nenagh
  • Roscrea
  • Thurles
  • Tipperary

To volunteer on Friday 16 September please call Mary on 1850 217 217. For more information, email buckets@barnardos.ie or visitwww.barnardos.ie/buckets.
Fergus Finlay Barnardos CEO said: “In 2015 Barnardos changed the lives of more than 13,100 children and parents across Ireland, that is more than ever before. You can support that work by joining Barnardos National Collection Day on Friday September 16th.

Mary Gamble, Barnardos Fundraising Manager said: “Shaking a bucket or joining an organised bag pack for Barnardos on September 16th is a great opportunity to make a real difference. Last year more than 1000 volunteers took to the streets for the children and families in their communities and raised funds to allow Barnardos work with more children than ever before. Join us on September 16th to help a child in your community.”

How you can help:

  • Volunteer: To volunteer please call Mary on 1850 217 217 or visitbarnardos.ie/buckets.
  • Text:If you are unable to volunteer but would like to help you can textBARNARDOS to 50300 to donate €4*.
    *100% of text cost goes to Barnardos across most network providers. Some providers apply VAT which means that a minimum of €3.26 will go to Barnardos. Service provider is LIKECHARITY 01 443 3890

 

For further information, please contact:

 

Barnardos Press Office: 01 7080442 / 086 0445966
Conor Grogan: 01 7080442
Rachel Boyce; 01 7080443


About Barnardos

Barnardos supports children whose well-being is under threat, by working with them, their families and communities and by campaigning for the rights of children. Barnardos was established in Ireland in 1962 and is Ireland’s leading independent children’s charity. www.barnardos.ie

 

GAA News

Junior Hurling: Hard luck to our junior hurlers who lost 3-13 to 1-15 to Newport in a terrific game in Newport on Saturday evening. Lorrha’s next game is away to Moneygall in two weeks while they also a home game against Ballina as they chase a quarter final place.

Minor: The match against Ballinahinch/Templederry this not take place last Wednesday and has been rescheduled for Friday 5th August in Shallee at 7pm. This Thursday, 28th July they are at home to Burgess in Moatfield at 7.00pm.

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers played Toomevara on Friday in Ballinderry and recorded a fine 2-18 to 1-10 win. Last Monday in round 4, they played Kiladangan in Puckane and won 4-8 to 1-13 for their third win in four games. They have a mini break then before returning to action on Monday 8th August at home to Kilruane MacDonaghs.

Under 14: Lorrha Rovers ended the group stages of the North ‘B’ championship unbeaten and through to the semi-finals which will be played in early August.
Under 12: Lorrha have topped their group in the ‘C’ championship and have progressed to the semi-finals which will be played this Thursday 28th July against Toomevara in Moatfield at 7pm.

Tipperary: Best of luck to Brian Hogan and the Tipperary Under 21 Hurling team in their Munster Final against Waterford this evening (Wednesday).

Best of luck also to our Lorrha Rovers Gaels minor coach George Hannigan and the Tipperary footballers in their All Ireland quarter final against Galway this Sunday. Anyone who requires tickets for this game can get them through Centra, SuperValu or on www.tickets.ie. We urge a big Lorrha support to head to Dublin to cheer on the lads.

All Ireland Semi-Final Tickets: Orders are now being taken for tickets for the All Ireland Senior Hurling semi-final between Tipperary and Galway on Sunday 14thAugust. Closing date for orders is strictly Friday 5th August. This is the last game family tickets will be available.
Cul Camp: The 2016 Kellogg’s Cul Camp got underway in Moatfield on Monday morninNews next week.

Lotto: Our jackpot is now €9300 with a Match 3 pot of €120. Thank you for your continued support. You can play our lotto online at www.locallotto.ie where it is easy to play every week. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5.

Social Dancing: on Friday night to the music of Peter Bourke. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.


Lorrha Notes

                                 Lorrha Country Fest Thanks.

The chairman of Lorrha GAA Graham Downes and the chairman of the GAA finance committee Joe Dolan, with to thank firstly, the organising committee for all their hard work in putting the Country Fest event together, secondly, the many volunteers on the day,far too numerous to mention, but without them the event would simply not have happened.
Thanks also to everybody who turned out in such great numbers which helped make the day the success that it was.
Finally, a special thanks to the local Gardai who helped in any way they could, Cllr. Joe Hannigan for providing the dance floor, Liffey Mills for supplying the Ticket Office and to the local Council workers for all they did in preparations for the event and to the local landowners for providing parking facilities. Sincere thanks to all and looking forward to seeing you all again at next year’s event.  Graham and Joe.

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A section of the large crowd that attended the first Lorrha Country Fest on Sunday July 17th.

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Singer / Songwriter Pete Kennedy has been nominated for the British male country singer of the year award.

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Tradstone performing at the Lorrha Country Fest on Sunday July 17th.

Church News:

World Youth Day 2016 with Pope Francis;  The biggest gathering of young people in the world will take place in Krakow, Poland, from July 24th to 31st 2016.    You must be 18 years of age to travel on the pilgrimage.  The cost of the pilgrimage is €895.   Further details from Deirdre Convey  065 6834461 or Fr Donagh O’Meara 087 2322140.

Pilgrimage.

The annual Pilgrimage  to  Holycross  Abbey will take place this year on Wednesday,  3rd August. Further information and to book your seat please contact Betty Houlihan on 087- 6667374 as soon as possible.

Milford Care Centre.

This year the Milford Hospice annual Harvest Fair celebrates its 31st anniversary and is scheduled for Sunday14th August at the University of Limerick.  There will be a fun filled programme of activities and entertainment.  Items such as plants, bottles for the bottle stall and homemade cakes along with new items for the Wheel of Fortune will be accepted on the day only.  All other goods, such as toys, fancy goods and books are being accepted at the Hospice from the 2nd August 2016.   For further details, please contact the Fundraising Office on 061 485859.

Date For Your Diary.

Lorrha Parish Golf outing will take place in Portumna Golf Club on 27th August. This year’s Captain is Pascal Moran and the President is Martina Taffe. More details later.

Something To Look Forward To.

“Lorrha People in The Great War” is a new book which is written by a Lorrha native Ger O’Meara and will be published at a later date. No doubt this will be hugely interesting for many parishioners as Ger has researched the contents for a long time and already is drawing interest from the public. Watch this space for further information.

Summer De-Clutter.

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

A Feast of Country.

Congratulations is extended to the chairman of the fundraising committee Joe Dolan and his committee and to Lorrha GAA club chairman Graham Downes and his committee on the highly successful Country Fest day on Sunday last. The weather was just perfect for the occasion and the crowds responded by turning out in thousands. The music was superb and kept the dance floor flowing over with no one leaving till the final whistle sounded. Well done to all.

GAA News.

Lorrha CountryFest: A massive thank you to everyone who made the first Lorrha CountryFest such a massive success last Sunday. The weather God smiled on us and provided a perfect day from where over 2000 people danced the day away to some great music, headlined by Robert Mizzell and Mike Denver. As well as the acts and those to who attended, the club would particularly like to thank all players and club members who gave up their time in the lead-up to the event, and on the day, to get the venue ready; from ticket sellers, stewards, bar staff, catering staff, and everyone who made the venue ready accessible for the music goers. Also to those who provided food, ice-creams, refreshments etc….and, security team, Order of Malta and the Gardai for their help also. Then when the event was over the site was cleared and tidied quickly with great community spirit in evidence. While primarily a fundraiser for the GAA club, this was a great event for the whole Lorrha community from which we will all benefit from.
Junior Hurling: The Junior ‘B’ hurlers got their championship campaign off to a great start with a 3-25 to 1-8 win, away to Templederry on Saturday evening. Their next game is away to Newport this Saturday, time to be confirmed.
Minor: Lorrha Rovers Gaels began their Minor ‘B’ Championship campaign last Wednesday with a heavy 2-20 to 0-10 defeat by Silvermines. They play Ballinahinch/Templederry in Shallee this evening (Wednesday) at 7.30pm. Next Wednesday, 27th July they are at home to Burgess.
Under 16: Lorrha Rovers lost 2-19 to 2-12 to Roscrea in Ballinderry last Monday week in round 2. They play Toomevara this Friday in Ballinderry at 6.30pm. Next Monday in round 4, they play Kiladangan in Puckane at 6.30pm
Under 14: Lorrha Rovers received a walkover last week from Borris-Ileigh and have ended the group stages unbeaten and through to the semi-finals.
Under 12: Lorrha have now topped their group in the ‘C’ championship and have progressed to the semi-finals which will be played in the coming weeks.
Tipperary: Well done to Brian Hogan and the Tipperary Under 21 hurling team on their Munster semi-final win over Limerick last Thursday.  Best of luck to the senior footballers in their All Ireland Qualifier against Derry next Saturday.
Cul Camp: The 2016 Kellogg’s Cul Camp in Lorrha gets underway next Monday, 25thJuly and continues until Friday 29th July from 10am to 2pm each day. Register online at www.kelloggsculcamp.ie
Lotto: Our jackpot is now €9150 with a Match 3 pot of €100. Thank you for your continued support. You can play our lotto online at www.locallotto.ie where it is easy to play every week. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5.

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


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Lorrha CountryFest 2016: takes place next Sunday, 17thJuly from 12 noon to 7pm. Line-up includes Mike Denver, Robert Mizzell, Louise Morrissey, The Conquerors, Johnny Brady, Pete Kennedy, Sean Slattery & The Connections, Tradstone and Brendan Liffey. Tickets (€20) can be purchased from Kevin Molloy (0876738986), Joe Dolan (0879673124), Graham Downes (0879905870), from Kelly’s Village Store Rathcabbin, Friars Tavern Lorrha, SuperValu Portumna, County Arms Hotel Birr, Abbey Court Hotel Nenagh, Lar na bPairce Thurles or online at www.eventbrite.ie. We look forward to seeing you there.

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Patrick “Bonner” Maher’s helmet flies off during action with Tipp on Sunday last in the Munster final v Waterford.

Church News:

Please Note: Mass on Sunday, July 17th will be at 10.00a.m. in Rathcabbin Church and 11.30a.m. in Lorrha Church.     This is to facilitate traffic arrangements for the  Lorrha  Country Fest  in Moatfield.
Diocese of  Killaloe World Youth Day pilgrimage is on 24 – 31st July 2016 in Krakow. If you are interested contact Deirdre on 065 6834461 or Donagh on 0872322140.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament  continues  every Thursday from 10am to 10pm Rathcabbin  Church.  We invite all parishioners to come and stay a while in the presence of Jesus.

Gun License Reminder.

Gardai wish to remind all gun owners in the parish to renew their firearms license. An unlicensed firearm is illegal and holders of such is liable for prosecution. You can call to the Garda station in Borrisokane where you will receive help and advise with the filling out of the form should you need it.

Summer De-Clutter.

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

Good Luck.

Lorrha Development Association / Tidy Towns committee wish to extend the best of luck to Lorrha Lord Mayor Joe Dolan and his fundraising committee with the Lorrha Country Fest event which takes place this coming Sunday July 17th in the GAA grounds. Tickets are available from available from all the committee, SuperValu Portumna, County Arms Hotel, Birr, Abbey Court Hotel, Nenagh, Kelly’s, Rathcabbin, Friars Tavern, Lorrha, The Ferry Inn, or go to www.eventbrite.ie or call (087) 9905870 or (087) 9673124. Good luck Joe.

A Feast of Country.

Lorrha GAA club host a feast of country music this Sunday July 17th. Mike Denver, Robert Mizzell, Louise Morrissey, The Conquerors, Johnny Brady, Pete Kennedy, Sean Slattery & The Connections and local band Tradstone will entertain the crowds from 12pm to 7pm for just €20. There will be dancing area, seating, food and plenty of parking for up to 3500 fans. Tickets are settling fast so don’t delay in getting yours available from all the committee, SuperValu Portumna, County Arms Hotel, Birr, Abbey Court Hotel, Nenagh, Kelly’s, Rathcabbin, Friars Tavern, Lorrha, The Ferry Inn, or go to www.eventbrite.ie or call (087) 9905870 or (087) 9673124.

Well Done.

Congratulations is extended to Patrick “Bonner” Maher, Brian Hogan and to trainer John Madden and the Tipperary senior team on their Munster final win over Waterford on Sunday last. We also congratulate the Minor team on their win over Limerick.

Healthcare Training.

Interested in Training and Working in Healthcare? Offaly Local Development Company in association with the ETB invites applications for a 6 month full-time QQI (FETAC) Level 5 “Healthcare Support” course commencing in Birr, September 2016. You are welcome to make informal enquiries to 087 738 5989.

GAA News:

Lorrha CountryFest 2016: takes place next Sunday, 17thJuly from 12 noon to 7pm. Line-up includes Mike Denver, Robert Mizzell, Louise Morrissey, The Conquerors, Johnny Brady, Pete Kennedy, Sean Slattery & The Connections, Tradstone and Brendan Liffey. Tickets (€20) can be purchased from Kevin Molloy (0876738986), Joe Dolan (0879673124), Graham Downes (0879905870), from Kelly’s Village Store Rathcabbin, Friars Tavern Lorrha, SuperValu Portumna, County Arms Hotel Birr, Abbey Court Hotel Nenagh, Lar na bPairce Thurles or online at www.eventbrite.ie. We look forward to seeing you there.

Junior Hurling: Lorrha will begin their Junior ‘B’ Championship campaign away to Templederry on Saturday 16th July at 7.30pm. Subsequent games will be home to Newport, away to Moneygall and home to Ballina with the top three teams in the group progressing to the knockout stages.

Minor: Lorrha Rovers Gaels begin their Minor ‘B’ Championship campaign this evening, Wednesday 13th July in Ballinderry against Silvermines at 7.30pm. Best of luck to the players and mentors. Next Wednesday, 20th July, they are away to Ballinahinch/Templederry.

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers began their U16 ‘A’ Hurling Championship away to Nenagh Eire Og last Monday week and enjoyed an excellent 1-14 to 1-4 win. Last Monday they played Roscrea in Ballinderry and were defeated 2-19 to 2-12. Next Monday they play Toomevara in Ballinderry at 6.30pm

Under 14: Lorrha Rovers made it six wins from six in the championship with a 4-10 to 0-4 win over Burgess last Wednesday. They received a walkover this week from Borris-Ileigh and have ended the group stages unbeaten and through to the semi-finals.

Under 12: Lorrha have now topped their group in the ‘C’ championship and have progressed to the semi-finals which will be played in the coming weeks.

Tipperary: Well done to Patrick Maher, Brian Hogan, John Madden and both the Tipperary senior and minor hurling teams on their superb Munster Final victories in Limerick on Sunday Best of luck to Brian Hogan and the Tipperary Under 21 hurling team in the Munster semi-final against Limerick in Thurles on Thursday evening.

Cul Camp: The 2016 Kellogg’s Cul Camp in Lorrha takes place between 25th to 29thJuly. Register online at www.kelloggsculcamp.ie
Tipperary Clubs Draw: The July Draw was held last Friday and unfortunately the club didn’t have prize winner this month.

Lotto: Our jackpot is now €8,850 with a Match 3 pot of €100. Thank you for your continued support. You can play our lotto online at www.locallotto.ie where it is easy to play every week. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5.

Social Dancing: on Friday night to the music of Teddy & Cathal Barry. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am


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Country Singer Pete Kennedy with Joe Dolan Chairman Country Fest Committee, Tradstone and Graham Downs Chairman Lorrha GAA club. Lorrha GAA club host a feast of country music when the big guns roll into town this coming Sunday July 17th. Mike Denver, Robert Mizzell, Louise Morrissey, The Conquerors, Johnny Brady, Pete Kennedy, Sean Slattery & The Connections and local band Tradstone will entertain the crowds from 12pm to 7pm for just €20. There will be dancing area, seating, food and plenty of parking for up to 3500 fans. Tickets are settling fast so don’t delay in getting yours available from all the committee, SuperValu Portumna, County Arms Hotel, Birr, Abbey Court Hotel, Nenagh, Kelly’s, Rathcabbin, Friars Tavern, Lorrha, The Ferry Inn, or go to www.eventbrite.ie or call (087) 9905870 or (087) 9673124.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Barry Walker, Ferry Inn, and his family on the death of his father Patrick which occurred on Wednesday 29th June. After funeral Mass in the Church of The Assumption, Enfield, burial took place in Coole Cemetery, Summerhill. May he rest in peace.

Church News:

Youth 2000  Summer Festival, Cistercian College , Roscrea, from Thursday 7th July – Sunday 10th July 2016.  For young people aged 16 – 35, an opportunity not to be missed to experience the catholic faith & meet many new young people, with over 1200 young people from all corners of Ireland attending last year.  The festival is donation only. Free buses available from all around Ireland. For more info & to book online, see www.youth2000.ie  or call  01 6753690.

Diocese of  Killaloe World Youth Day pilgrimage is on 24 – 31st July 2016 in Krakow. If you are interested contact Deirdre on 065 6834461 or Donagh on 0872322140.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament  continues  every Thursday from 10am to 10pm Rathcabbin  Church.  We invite all parishioners to come and stay a while in the presence of Jesus.
Please note, to facilitate traffic for the Lorrha Country Fest on Sunday July 17th. Mass in Rathcabbin will be at the earlier time of 10am and in Lorrha at 11.30am on that Sunday only.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association.

Members of St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association are now on a break for the summer and are due to return to their normal meetings on Wednesday, 14th September.  There are trips organised for the summer break as follows:

27th July – Trip to Glasnevin/Kilmainham

10th August – Bunratty Folk Park with a Meal on the way home.

There is also a 4 night break on a DBB basis in the Hillgrove Hotel Monaghan – cost of €290. pps.  Coach to pick up in the village and take out on trips each day. If anyone is interested in any of these trips please contact 087 761 3458 as soon as possible.

We would like to say a very big ‘Thank You’ to Donna and Mark Mannion and staff of the Friars Tavern for the lovely meal on Wednesday, 29th June.

Good Luck.

The best of luck to Patrick “Bonner” Maher and selector John Madden and the Tipperary team when they take on Waterford on Sunday 10th in the Munster Final which takes place in Limerick.

Gun License.

Gardai wish to remind all gun owners in the parish to renew their firearms license. An unlicensed firearm is illegal and holders of such is liable for prosecution. You can call to the Garda station in Borrisokane where you will receive help and advise with the filling out of the form should you need it.

Summer De-Clutter.

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

A Feast of Country.

Lorrha GAA club host a feast of country music when the big guns roll into town on Sunday July 17th. Mike Denver, Robert Mizzell, Louise Morrissey, The Conquerors, Johnny Brady, Pete Kennedy, Sean Slattery & The Connections and local band Tradstone will entertain the crowds from 12pm to 7pm for just €20. There will be dancing area, seating, food and plenty of parking for up to 3500 fans. Tickets are settling fast so don’t delay in getting yours available from all the committee, SuperValu Portumna, County Arms Hotel, Birr, Abbey Court Hotel, Nenagh, Kelly’s, Rathcabbin, Friars Tavern, Lorrha, The Ferry Inn, or go to www.eventbrite.ie or call (087) 9905870 or (087) 9673124.

Healthcare Training.

Interested in Training and Working in Healthcare? Offaly Local Development Company in association with the ETB invites applications for a 6 month full-time QQI (FETAC) Level 5 “Healthcare Support” course commencing in Birr, September 2016. You are welcome to make informal enquiries to 087 738 5989.

GAA Notes:

Junior: Lorrha will begin their Junior ‘B’ Championship campaign away to Templederry on Saturday 16th July at 7.30pm. Subsequent games will be home to Newport, away to Moneygall and home to Ballina with the top three teams in the group progressing to the knockout stages.

Minor: Lorrha Rovers Gaels begin their Minor ‘B’ Championship campaign on Wednesday 13th July at home to Silvermines at 7.30pm. Best of luck to the players and mentors

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers began their U16 ‘A’ Hurling Championship away to Nenagh Eire Og last Monday, news next week. Next Monday they host Roscrea in either Moatfield or Ballinderry at 6.30pm

Under 14: Lorrha Rovers made it five wins from five in the championship with a 2-15 to 1-6 win over Borrisokane last Wednesday. This evening (Wednesday) they play Burgess in Moatfield at 6.30pm

Under 12: Lorrha have now topped the group and progressed to the semi-finals which will be played in the coming weeks.

Tipperary: Best of luck to Patrick Maher, Brian Hogan, John Madden and the Tipperary Senior hurling team in the Munster Final against Waterford on Sunday.

Best of luck also the minor team in their Munster final and hard luck to the senior footballers in their Munster Final loss to Kerry.

Cul Camp: The 2016 Kellogg’s Cul Camp in Lorrha takes place between 25th to 29thJuly. Register online at www.kelloggsculcamp.ie

Lotto: Our jackpot is now €8,700 with a Match 3 pot of €100. Thank you for your continued support. You can play our lotto online at www.locallotto.ie where it is easy to play every week. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5.

Lorrha CountryFest 2016: Not long to go now for Lorrha CountryFest on Sunday, 17th July from 12 noon to 7pm. Line-up includes Mike Denver, Robert Mizzell, Louise Morrissey, The Conquerors, Johnny Brady, Pete Kennedy, Sean Slattery & The Connections, Tradstone and Brendan Liffey. Tickets (€20) can be purchased from Kevin Molloy (0876738986), Joe Dolan (0879673124), Graham Downes (0879905870), from Kelly’s Village Store Rathcabbin, Friars Tavern Lorrha, SuperValu Portumna, County Arms Hotel Birr, Abbey Court Hotel Nenagh, Lar na bPairce Thurles or online at www.eventbrite.ie.

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


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Singer Pete Kennedy attending the launch of Lorrha Country Fest meeting some of his fans.Ann, Geraldine and Mary. Lorrha GAA club host a feast of country music when the big guns roll into town on Sunday July 17th. Mike Denver, Robert Mizzell, Louise Morrissey, The Conquerors, Johnny Brady, Pete Kennedy, Sean Slattery & The Connections and local band Tradstone will entertain the crowds from 12pm to 7pm for just €20. There will be dancing area, seating, food and plenty of parking for up to 3500 fans. Tickets are settling fast so don’t delay in getting yours available from all the committee, SuperValu Portumna, County Arms Hotel, Birr, Abbey Court Hotel, Nenagh, Kelly’s, Rathcabbin, Friars Tavern, Lorrha, The Ferry Inn, or go to www.eventbrite.ie or call (087) 9905870 or (087) 9673124.  You need to hurry

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Staff Members at Busy Bodies, Montessori in Killeen who recently purchased a Defibrillator and completed a pre hospital emergency care course in CPR and AED. Fiona Kennedy, Gabriel Duffy, Ann Delahunt Smyth proprietor Busy Bodies are presented with their certificates by Ross Manson (left) and David McEvoy, Birr First Responders.

Late Sean Darcy.

Sympathy is extended to Nuala Darcy and family Portland on the death of Sean who passed away peacefully in his 78th year in the presence of his family on Saturday June 18th. After funeral Mass in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Terryglass, burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Redwood Bog.

The property owners in Redwood Bog have once again exercised their rights in 2016 and saved their turf.

News From Lorrha School.

Congratulations is extended to Conor Kennedy a member of the Portumna Soccer Team  who won player of the year in the U10 soccer group and he also received a medal in the Midland League U10 runners up. Conor who is a 3rd class pupil in Lorrha N.S. was presented with his awards at a recent Portumna Town Awards evening. Well done Conor.
We also congratulate our 6th class pupil Patrick Young who won a medal with Portumna Town Football club when the lads won the U13 Midlands League Shield Final recently. Well done Patrick.
TG4 televised a documentary about rural Ireland recently in which Lorrha featured along with our pupils. They all looked wonderful welcoming the cameras with a Cead Mile Fáilte.

Army Band. Our thanks to the members of the Army band who entertained us with a lovely musical selection on Friday 17th.  Due to the inclement weather we had to adjourn to the Church and we thank Fr. Pat for his welcome. Many thanks also to all who turned out for the occasion and for the raising of the 4th green flag afterwards.  We also welcomed our new first years to the school and they had a great time mixing and playing with their new friends.

Water Safety: Garda David Lee visited the school recently and advised the pupils of playing safely when near water and how to be extra careful on the beach this summer.

Maths Trail: The pupils went on a maths trail around Lorrha village before the summer break. Their teachers had set questions on various topics of interest which also served to bring awareness of the history which is all around the village and the pupils thoroughly enjoyed the lesson.
The staff at Scoil Lua Naofa wish all pupils and their families a happy and safe summer.

Summer De-Clutter.

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

Church News:

The annual Killaloe Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine will take place this coming Sunday July 3rd. Anyone interested in travelling is requested to call Gertie on (090) 9747080 or Betty on (087) 6667374 without delay.
Mass will be held in Lorrha Cemetery this Sunday coming July 3rd at 10am, weather permitting.
Friday July 1st is the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. On that day 40,000 soldiers were injured, 20,000 killed (2,000 of whom were Irish). Over 200,000 Irish signed up for the British Army. Church bells will ring at 11.30am and again at 7.30pm on Friday as we remember all who lost their lives in WW1.

Redwood NS Summer Camps

Wk 1: Jul 4th– 8th, Multi activity camp with Michelle and Paula, €50 per child, reductions for siblings. 9.30-2.00 Activities: Cooking, Science, Sport, Art, Computing, Construction and much more! Age 3 upwards

Wk 2: Jul 11th to 15th, Tennis Camp with Helena and Anne Marie Darcy both qualified Tennis Ireland coaches, €40 per child, reduction for siblings, 10.00-12.00

Wk 3: Jul 18th -22nd, Multi activity camp with Michelle and Paula, €50 per child, Age 3 upwards.  To book any of the camps call 090 9747186  or 087 4478115

Big Guns For Lorrha.

Lorrha GAA club host a feast of country music when the big guns roll into town on Sunday July 17th. Mike Denver, Robert Mizzell, Louise Morrissey, The Conquerors, Johnny Brady, Pete Kennedy, Sean Slattery & The Connections and local band Tradstone will entertain the crowds from 12pm to 7pm for just €20. There will be dancing area, seating, food and plenty of parking for up to 3500 fans. Tickets are settling fast so don’t delay in getting yours available from all the committee, SuperValu Portumna, County Arms Hotel, Birr, Abbey Court Hotel, Nenagh, Kelly’s, Rathcabbin, Friars Tavern, Lorrha, The Ferry Inn, or go to www.eventbrite.ie or call (087) 9905870 or (087) 9673124.

Healthcare Training.

Interested in Training and Working in Healthcare? Offaly Local Development Company in association with the ETB invites applications for a 6 month full-time QQI (FETAC) Level 5 “Healthcare Support” course commencing in Birr, September 2016. You are welcome to make informal enquiries to 087 738 5989.

 GAA News:

Junior: The Junior lost their grip on the North Junior ‘B’ League title following a 4-7 to 1-15 defeat to Ballina in a semi-final playoff in Ballina last Friday evening. Attention now turns to the championship which starts this weekend but Lorrha have a bye. Our Championship campaign will begin in the subsequent groups where we have been grouped with Moneygall, Newport, Ballina and Templederry.
Minor: Lorrha Rovers begin their Minor ‘B’ Championship campaign on Thursday 7thJuly at home to Silvermines.

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers begin their U16 ‘A’ Hurling Championship away to Nenagh Eire Og next Monday evening at 6.30pm
Under 14: Lorrha Rovers made it four wins from four in the championship with a 2-13 to 2-4 win over Ballinahinch/Templederry in Moatfield last Wednesday. This evening (Wednesday) they are away to Borrisokane at 6.30pm while next Wednesday they play Burgess in Moatfield.
Under 12: Lorrha completed their group stage with a comfortable win over Ballina last Friday evening. They have now topped the group and progressed to the semi-finals
Tipperary: Best of luck to the Tipperary senior footballers in the Munster Final against Kerry on Sunday. Also to the minor hurlers who face Cork in the Munster semi-final on Thursday.
Munster Hurling Final Tickets: Anyone interested in tickets for the Munster Hurling Final between Tipperary and Waterford on July 10th should get their requests into Shane Brophy by this Friday, 1st July. As stand tickets are likely to be in limited supply, a draw might have to take place.
Cul Camp: The 2016 Kellogg’s Cul Camp in Lorrha takes place between 25th to 29thJuly. Register online at www.kelloggsculcamp.ie
Lotto: Our jackpot is now €8,550 with a Match 3 pot of €120. Thank you for your continued support. You can play our lotto online at www.locallotto.ie where it is easy to play every week. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5.
Lorrha CountryFest 2016: Tickets are on sale for Lorrha CountryFest on Sunday, 17th July from 12 noon to 7pm. Line-up includes Mike Denver, Robert Mizzell, Louise Morrissey, The Conquerors, Johnny Brady, Pete Kennedy, Sean Slattery & The Connections, Tradstone and Brendan Liffey. Tickets (€20) can be purchased from Kevin Molloy (0876738986), Joe Dolan (0879673124), Graham Downes (0879905870), from Kelly’s Village Store Rathcabbin, Friars Tavern Lorrha, SuperValu Portumna, County Arms Hotel Birr, Abbey Court Hotel Nenagh, Lar na bPairce Thurles or online at www.eventbrite.ie.
Social Dancing: on Friday night to the music of Checkers. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.


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Patrick “Bonner” Maher in action for Tipp seniors on Sunday last in the Munster semi-final v Limerick
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Brian Hogan in action for Tipp Intermediates on Sunday last in the Munster semi-final v Limerick
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Adrian and Tommy discussing the great response to the Lorrha Country Fest which takes place on July 17th from 12 noon to 7pm. Great entertainment, great location and great value for money. Don’t miss out. 

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A group of local ladies who completed the women’s mini marathon for the Rathcabbin First Responders Group and the Mark Heffernan Trust who donated two defibrillators to the parish.

Lorrha N.S. Summer Tennis Camp.

Lorrha N.S. are running a summer tennis camp from Monday June 27th to Friday July 1st. with Kieran Galvin. All equipment is supplied. There will be daily fun, games and competitions. For details and to book call (090) 9747295.

Church News.

Annual Killaloe Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine – Sunday,3rd July.:    Names to  Gertie O’Meara – 090  – 9747080  or  Betty Houlihan  087 –  6667374.  Please book your seat as soon as possible.
Mass in Lorrha Cemetery on Sunday 3rd July at 10.00 am , (weather permitting). All who have loved ones buried in the graveyard are invited to attend.
Youth 2000  Summer Festival, Cistercian College , Roscrea, from Thursday 7th July – Sunday 10th July 2016.  For young people aged 16 – 35, an opportunity not to be missed to experience the catholic faith & meet many new young people, with over 1200 young people from all corners of Ireland attending last year.  The festival is  donation only. Free buses available from all around Ireland. For more info & to book online, see www.youth2000.ie  or call 01 6753690.

Busy Bodies Summer Camp.

Busy Bodies Summer Camp takes place in Killeen School from 4th July for 3 weeks. Ring Ann for more information at 087 9625218 after 6PM.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Margaret Heenan, Lorrha on the death of her sister Anne Day which occurred last week. After funeral Mass in St. Brendan’s Church Birr on Friday morning last, burial took place in Clonoghill Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Your Village Needs You.

This in National Tidy Towns adjudication month and Lorrha Tidy Towns committee are asking everyone to be extra vigilant for litter around the village and on the approach roads. Members of the committee have been out many long hours planting flowers, painting and cleaning around the village. We ask householders to help brighten up the village by sowing window boxes and hanging baskets, painting, cleaning and weeding where necessary around their houses. The committee also badly needs volunteers to  help so please come along to at least one of our weekly work evenings which take place every Thursday evening from 7.30pm. Please bring a brush, shovel, spade and or weeding implements. All help needed.

Lorrha Camogie

A huge thank you to Michael Naylor, Naylor Car Dismantlers for sponsoring the Lorrha Junior Camogie team a beautiful set of training jerseys and gear bags for all members of the panel. It is greatly appreciated Michael.
Thank you also to Noel Hogan of Urban Sports for his great generosity in sponsoring the team a set of  training sliotars.
Thank you also to the Ferry Inn Bar & Restaurant for providing breakfast for the team following a team training session in Portumna Forest Park last Sunday morning. Fixtures for the upcoming  Junior Munster league will be posted shortly, matches will be played on Sunday mornings and are due to start on the weekend of the 3rd of July. Check out our facebook page and local notes for updates.
Well done to Lorrha girls Emily, Frances, Caoimhe, Emer and Hannah who are members of the Shannon Rovers U14 team who were successful in winning the U14 County Final earlier in the month. Congratulations to the girls on their huge success in Feile reaching the semi-final stages at the weekend also. Excellent work girls!

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Summer Camps-

Wk 1: Jul 4th– 8th, Multi activity camp with Michelle and Paula, €50 per child.    9.30-2.00 daily. Activities: Cooking, Science, Sport, Art, Computing, Construction and much more!

Wk 2: Jul 11th to 15th, Tennis Camp with Helena and Anne Marie Darcy both qualified Tennis Ireland coaches, €40 per child, 10.00-12.00 daily

Wk 3: Jul 18th -22nd, Multi activity camp with Michelle and Paula, €50 per child

Reductions for siblings on all camps

To book any of the camps call 090 9747186  or 087 4478115

Active Week in Redwood-

All classes, parents and teachers walked to school from the GAA grounds as part of ‘Active Week’ last week. We took part in hurling, tennis, yoga, bootcamp and soccer over the week. Many thanks to David Fogarty, D20 Fitness, for doing an invigorating bootcamp session with us. We also had a very informative talk from nutritionist Honor Gerathy. Honor advised the children to make small changes such as drinking more water, changing white to brown eg. bread, rice, pasta and eating as much veg as you like. We got lots of tips and ideas for a healthy eating and simple things to cook and try out at home.

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 year. De-clutter your wardrobe, attack your attic, recycle all unwanted/unused items of clothing to make room for your Summer collection. We will accept any kind of bag or in bags provided by the committee. We can collect your unwanted items. Just call or text  (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (086) 8355405 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows and cushions, carpets, rugs and mats (including bath, shower and toilet mats), soiled or wet clothing. We appreciate your support. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep two adults employed.

A Feast of Country Music Coming to Lorrha.

Lorrha GAA club will host a massive Country Music Festival on Sunday July 17th in Motefield with the launch last week drawing huge interest. Music starts at 12pm and continues throughout the day till 7pm and all for just €20. See local press for details. Tickets can be purchased from Supervalu Portumna, County Arms Hotel Birr, Abbey Court Nenagh, Kellys Rathcabbin, Friars Tavern Lorrha, The Ferry Inn Lorrha, Lar na Pairce Thurles and all members of the committee. For details call (087)  967 3124. A concert not to be missed.

Week-End Games.

Commiserations is extended to Brian Hogan and the Tipperary Intermediate hurling team who lost to Limerick on a scoreline of 2.11 to 0.15 and well done to Bonner Maher and John Madden with the seniors who had a narrow win over Limerick in their game. They play Waterford in Thurles on July 10th.

Lorrha GAA Notes:

Junior: The Junior hurlers will play Ballina in a second playoff for a semi-final spot in the Junior ‘B’ League this Friday in Ballina at 7.30pm. If they win they will play Newport in the semi-final in Puckane on Sunday evening at 7.30pm

Feile na nGael: Well done to everyone that was involved in Feile na nGael last weekend. The U14 hurlers won their group with wins over Portaferry, Silvermines and Clooney Gaels before falling to Holycross/Ballycahill in the Cup quarter final. Clooney Gaels were made feel very welcome over the weekend and on Saturday morning got to meet out county players Patrick Maher and Brian Hogan with presentations made while late in the evening there was a function in the Clubhouse.

Under 14: Lorrha Rovers Gaels resume their championship campaign this evening, Wednesday 22nd June with a home game against Ballinahinch/Templederry at 7pm

Under 12: The U12′ play Ballina this Friday in Moatfield at 6.30pm

Tipperary: Well done to Patrick Maher and John Madden on Tipperary’s Munster senior hurling semi-final win over Limerick. Hard luck to Brian Hogan who was goalkeeper in the Intermediates narrow defeat to Limerick.

Munster Football Final Tickets: Anyone interested in tickets for the Munster Final should get their requests into Shane Brophy by this Friday, 24th June.

Lotto: Our jackpot is now €8,400 with a Match 3 pot of €100. Thank you for your continued support. You can play our lotto online at www.locallotto.ie where it is easy to play every week. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5.

Lorrha CountryFest 2016: Tickets are on sale for Lorrha CountryFest on Sunday, 17th July from 12 noon to 7pm. Line-up includes Mike Denver, Robert Mizzell, Louise Morrissey, The Conquerors, Johnny Brady, Pete Kennedy, Sean Slattery & The Connections, Tradstone and Brendan Liffey. Tickets (€20) can be purchased from Kevin Molloy (0876738986), Joe Dolan (0879673124), Graham Downes (0879905870), from Kelly’s Village Store Rathcabbin, Friars Tavern Lorrha, SuperValu Portumna, County Arms Hotel Birr, Abbey Court Hotel Nenagh, Lar na bPairce Thurles or online at www.eventbrite.ie.

Social Dancing: on Friday night to the music of Aidan Ryan. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.


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Tickets are on sale for Lorrha CountryFest on Sunday, 17th July from 12 noon to 7pm. Line-up includes Mike Denver, Robert Mizzell, Louise Morrissey, The Conquerors, Johnny Brady, Pete Kennedy, Sean Slattery & The Connections, Tradstone and Brendan Liffey. Tickets (€20) can be purchased from Kevin Molloy (0876738986), Joe Dolan (0879673124), Graham Downes (0879905870), from Kelly’s Village Store Rathcabbin, Friars Tavern Lorrha, SuperValu Portumna, County Arms Hotel Birr, Abbey Court Hotel Nenagh, Lar na bPairce Thurles or online at www.eventbrite.ie.

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Congratulations is extended to Lisa Duggan Lorrha who won the recent colouring competition organized by Specsavers in Nenagh. A fifth class pupil in Lorrha N.S. Lisa beat off a “extremely high standard of entries” according to the organizers and was presented with her winning prize, a goodies hamper recently for her artistic efforts. Well done Lisa and keep up the good work.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement.

Our boat trip is coming up shortly. Anyone interested in joining us please get in touch as names are now required. The number to call is (087) 7613458. We are having a walk in Portumna Forest Park on Tuesday June 21st followed by lunch in the golf club restaurant. Please note that we have no meeting on Wednesday 22nd June.

Open Invitation.

Everyone is invited to Lorrha N.S. for a very unique occasion on Friday June 17th when the Army band from the 2nd Brigade with Conductor Captain John Carpenter will visit the school at 12 noon. Afterwards we will raise our 4th Green Flag at 1.00pm approx. and this will be followed by refreshments. We look forward to meeting you all on the day.

We also wish to announce that we are running a summer tennis camp from Monday June 27th to Friday July 1st. with Kieran Galvin. All equipment is supplied. There will be daily fun, games and competitions. For details and to book call (090) 9747295.

TG4 telavised a documentary about rural Ireland in which Lorrha was a feature. The pupils of Scoil Lua Naofa welcomed them with a Céad Míle Fáilte in front of the cameras. This programme was shown on TG4 last Sunday 12 th June at 7p.m.

Well Done.

Congratulations is extended to Lisa Duggan Lorrha who won the recent colouring competition organized by Specsavers in Nenagh. A fifth class pupil in Lorrha N.S. Lisa beat off a “extremely high standard of entries” according to the organizers and was presented with her winning prize, a goodies hamper recently for her artistic efforts. Well done Lisa and keep up the good work.

Tidy Towns

Lorrha Tidy Towns committee are asking everyone to be extra vigilant this month for litter around the village because it’s adjudication month. Members of the committee have been out many long hours planting flowers, painting and cleaning around the village. We ask householders to help brighten up the village by sowing window boxes and hanging baskets, painting, cleaning and weeding where necessary around their houses. The committee also badly needs your help so please come along to at least one of our weekly work evenings which continue this Thursday evening from 7.30pm. Please bring a brush, shovel, spade and or weeding implements. All help welcome.

Church News.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament continues in Rathcabbin Church every Thursday from 10am to 10pm. All are invited to come and stay awhile in the presence of Jesus.
Youth 2000 invites you to a fantastic four day Catholic Youth Festival from the 7th to the 10th July in Cistercian College, Mount St. Joseph’s Abbey, Roscrea. The event is aimed at those aged 16 to 35 and is by donation only. Free Busses. To book a place call (01) 6753690.

National Charasmatic renewal conference takes place on June 25th & 26th in The Concert Hall, RDS, Dublin. On Saturday 25th from 10am to 8.30pm. and on Sunday from 10am to 4.30pm. Weekend is €30, Saturday €20, Sunday €15. For further information call (0870 9350434, (067) 29103 or (067) 38140.

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Summer Camps-

Wk 1: Jul 4th– 8th, Multi activity camp with Michelle and Paula, €50 per child, reductions for siblings. 9.30-2.00 Activities: Cooking, Science, Sport, Art, Computing, Construction and much more!

Wk 2: Jul 11th to 15th, Tennis Camp with Helena and Anne Marie Darcy both qualified Tennis Ireland coaches, €40 per child, reduction for siblings, 10.00-12.00

Wk 3: Jul 18th -22nd, Multi activity camp with Michelle and Paula, €50 per child

To book any of the camps call 090 9747186  or 087 4478115

Birr Outdoor Education Centre: All classes in Redwood went on our school tour to Birr OEC, we had a great day taking part in team bonding games, caving, rock climbing, orienteering, canoeing and pier jumping. We had fabulous weather and enjoyed the day thoroughly.

Farming and Country Life 1916: All classes went to Athenry to attend 1916 commemorative celebrations hosted by Teagasc. It was a hugely interesting day with  a re-enactment of a 1916 National school, fair days and games children played in 1916

Well Done.

Congratulations is extended to the four children who graduated from Little Feet playschool last week in preparation for their venture into ‘big school’ in September. They all looked wonderful in their hats and gowns.We wish them well.

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 year. De-clutter your wardrobe, attack your attic, recycle all unwanted/unused items of clothing to make room for your Summer collection. We will accept any kind of bag or in bags provided by the committee. We can collect your unwanted items. Just call or text  (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (086) 8355405 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows and cushions, carpets, rugs and mats (including bath, shower and toilet mats), soiled or wet clothing. We appreciate your support. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep two adults employed.

Reminder

Tracing Relations.

Dorothy Payne is interested in tracing her relation the Gibson/Gipson families in Riverstown, Derrinsalla, Parish of Lorrha who had family members emigrate to Ontario Canada.
Ellen Gipson/Gibson’s parents were John Gipson and Eliza (Alice) Kennedy. Also Catherine Gibson married a Michael Kennedy and an Ellen married Patrick Walsh. They had brothers, John and likely a Samuel.
Ellen Gipson married Denis Donovan (Oct. 30th, 1850) in Prince Edward County,Ontario, Canada. The record states her parents were John Gipson and Elizabeth Kennedy.  She was from Dorrha. She named a daughter Alice and another daughter Jane.It’s possible a brother, John Gipson, also immigrated to Ontario, he is a godparent at the baptism for Ellen’s daughter Mary in 1852. Some records refer to Elisha Kennedy as Alice Kennedy.
Common names in Jane’s Gibson family and the Gibson family are Samuel, Benjamin, Ellen, John, James. A Catherine Gibson married Michael Kennedy in Tipperary.They lived in Dorrha.  Ellen Gibson married Patrick Walsh/Welsh. Ellen is from Derrinsalla. They had two sons, Michael and Benjamin. Was Michael Kennedy and Alice Kennedy siblings? and if  Samuel Gipson and John Gipson were brothers? And when did they emigrate to Canada?  In Samuel’s case it had to be before 1838.  Given the size of Riverstown, Dorothy feels it’s likely Catherine Gipson Kennedy, Ellen Gipson Walsh, and Ellen Gipson Donovan may have a family connection to each other and to Samuel Gibson.

Samuel Gipson/Gibson was born about 1808. He married Ellen O’Reilly in Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada, on Feb. 12th, 1838. A witness at his marriage is a P. Carrole and the witnesses at Ellen Gibson and Denis Donovan’s marriage were James Carrole and Mrs. J Carrole.  Samuel and Ellen also had children named, Benjamin, Mary, John, James, Ellen and Samuel. Any help at all would be so very much appreciated.
Dorothy can be contacted by post at  534 Yale Road, Port Moody, BC Canada, V3H 3K3 and my email address is  dcpayne@shaw.ca.

A Feast of Country Music Coming to Lorrha.

Lorrha GAA club will host a massive Country Music Festival on Sunday July 17th in Motefield with the launch last week drawing huge interest. Music starts at 12pm and continues throughout the day till 7pm and all for just €20. See local press for details. Tickets can be purchased from Supervalu Portumna, County Arms Hotel Birr, Abbey Court Nenagh, Kellys Rathcabbin, Friars Tavern Lorrha, The Ferry Inn Lorrha, Lar na Pairce Thurles and all members of the committee. For details call (087)  967 3124. A concert not to be missed.

GAA News

Junior: Well done to the Junior hurlers who defeated Kiladangan 2-12 to 2-10 in the Junior ‘B’ League playoff on Friday evening. They will now play Ballina in a second playoff, possibly this weekend.

Under 14: Lorrha Rovers Gaels made it three wins from three in the ‘B’ Championship with a 4-10 to 0-8 win over Portroe last Wednesday. There is a break this midweek in advance of Feile but the championship resumes on Wednesday 22nd June with a home game against Ballinahinch/Templederry
Feile na nGael: Lorrha and Shannon Rovers Gaels will be hosting Clooney Gaels from Antrim in Feile na nGael this weekend. This is a huge honour to welcome hurling folk from another part of the country and we look forward to showing them the best of the area that weekend. Lorrha Rovers are in Division 4 and will play Portaferry from Down in Dolla on Friday at 4.30pm before playing Silvermines in Dolla at 5.30pm. On Saturday, Lorrha Rovers will play Clooney Gaels in Moatfield at 10.30am and depending on where they finish in their group will head towards Mid and West Tipp for a quarter final in the Cup or Shield later in the afternoon.

Under 12: The U12’s recorded a 5-3 to 2-4 win over Ballinahinch in Shallee last Friday. There is now a two week break before they play Ballina in the next round

Tipperary: Best of luck to Patrick Maher, John Madden and the Tipperary senior hurling team in their Munster semi-final against Limerick, and to Brian Hogan and the Intermediate team in their semi-final with Limerick.

Well done to the senior footballers on their great win over Cork in the Munster semi-final. Anyone interested in tickets for the Munster Final should get their requests into Shane Brophy by Friday, 24th June

Lotto: Our jackpot is now €8,250 with a Match 3 pot of €100. Thank you for your continued support. You can play our lotto online at www.locallotto.ie where it is easy to play every week. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5.

Lorrha CountryFest 2016: We enjoyed a successful launch of Lorrha CountryFest 2016 in the GAA Centre last Wednesday evening. Thank you to all those who came across in big numbers to give their support and to many of the artists who attended. Tickets are on sale for Lorrha CountryFest on Sunday, 17th July from 12 noon to 7pm. Line-up includes Mike Denver, Robert Mizzell, Louise Morrissey, The Conquerors, Johnny Brady, Pete Kennedy, Sean Slattery & The Connections, Tradstone and Brendan Liffey. Tickets (€20) can be purchased from Kevin Molloy (0876738986), Joe Dolan (0879673124), Graham Downes (0879905870), from Kelly’s Village Store Rathcabbin, Friars Tavern Lorrha, SuperValu Portumna, County Arms Hotel Birr, Abbey Court Hotel Nenagh, Lar na bPairce Thurles or online at www.eventbrite.ie.

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

Irish Heart Foundation calls for new regulations to restrict digital marketing of unhealthy foods to children

Tough new regulations to protect children’s health by restricting digital marketing of unhealthy food and drinks to them were demanded today (Wednesday June 15) at the launch of a groundbreaking new report for the Irish Heart Foundation exposing the hidden tactics being used to target children online.

The study titled Who’s Feeding The Kids Online led by child psychologist and researcher Dr Mimi Tatlow-Golden, reveals the sophisticated digital marketing techniques directed at children by the top food and beverage brands and how little parents know about the efforts being made to influence their children.

The Irish Heart Foundation report, which includes the first known research in Europe into the marketing techniques of top brands most popular with young teens on Facebook, will be submitted to Minister for Communications, Climate Change and Natural Resources Denis Naughten this week.

Its findings are already being examined by the World Health Organisation, a strong and consistent global advocate for action to reduce children’s exposure to junk food marketing. WHO nutrition and food marketing regulation expert Jo Jewell today addressed a seminar in Dublin organised by the Irish Heart Foundation to coincide with the publication of the report.

Also speaking at the launch, Dr Tatlow-Golden said: “Junk food companies and some of the world’s best marketing brains are targeting children with subtle, sophisticated and surreptitious methods in an environment where parents don’t know what’s going on – and can’t easily find out.

“We know that marketing of products high in fat, sugar or salt plays a causal role in obesity. That is why there are some restrictions on TV advertising to children – though children in Ireland still see thousands of unhealthy food ads every year on TV. Now, junk food companies are magnifying the known effects of broadcast advertising, by using the ‘3 Es’ – powerful engagement-, emotional– andentertainment-based tactics – in digital media. They also use hi tech analytics to target children directly: in the digital world, they can identify those who are most reactive to food and drink marketing and thus target the most vulnerable children.

“In that light the Government has no option but to regulate digital marketing of junk food. The alternative is to allow children’s long-term health to be put at severe and continuing risk.”

The report found many of the big food and beverage brands are not now using websites to promote their products to children – with just one in ten top retail brands in Ireland having sites with child-directed content – although one in five still had content appealing to older children and teens, virtually all for items high in fat, salt or sugar.

However the picture changed dramatically on Facebook where all the food and beverage brand pages with the greatest reach among 13-14 year old users in Ireland are for brands that feature unhealthy products. These brands actively seek to recruit Facebook users to spread their marketing – seeking likes, tags, comments and photos and providing many links and hashtags.

Brands use tactics with strong appeal to children and young people –featuring bold graphics and strong visuals, competitions, a strong emphasis on humour, fun and ‘special days’, links to entertainment, festivals, sports and other events, and regularly featuring sports stars and celebrities popular with children.

An online survey of parents of 13-14 year olds conducted as part of the report showed that although parents had generally positive attitudes to marketing, and were initially indifferent to the idea of food marketing to children online, their attitudes shifted after they were shown digital food and drink marketing examples. Ultimately, three-quarters of the surveyed parents were strongly against digital marketing of unhealthy products to their children and terms they used to describe the tactics included immoraldishonest and exploitative.

Dr Tatlow-Golden said the parents surveyed were particularly hostile to two types of digital media marketing tactics. They reacted very negatively to brands in social media that encouraged children to ‘tag’ their friends or share brand posts with their networks. Parents were also very hostile to sports stars and other celebrities promoting unhealthy products. They felt role models for young people were unlikely to use these products frequently themselves and so this advertising was misleading. These included an advertisement by Irish rugby star Sean O’Brien for Supermac’s burgers and the singer Rita Ora’s YouTube promotion of Coca-Cola.

Irish Heart Foundation Head of Advocacy, Chris Macey said: “Social media platforms could take action immediately to stop marketing unhealthy food to children in line with Ireland’s existing broadcast media regulations. The very nature of targeted online marketing means that social media companies could instantly change their advert settings to stop this advertising to under-18s.”

The report recommends that existing regulations protecting children from unhealthy advertising should be extended to all media, that existing loopholes in regulations should be closed, and that celebrities should be banned from promoting products that are high in fat, salt and sugar, among other recommendations.


Lorrha Notes

Lorrha Notes

Lorrha Seniors were beaten by Roscrea on a scoreline of 5.14 to 1.10 in the first round of the North Championship which ended their season on Sunday last in Cloughjordan

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Rathcabbin School First Communion class with their teacher Ms. Cleary. 

Weekly Clean Up.

It’s adjudication month in Tidy Towns and the Lorrha committee are working hard planting, painting and cleaning in the village. We ask householders to help brighten up the village by sowing window boxes and hanging baskets, painting, cleaning and weeding where necessary around their houses. The committee also badly needs your help so please come along to at least one of our weekly work evenings which continue this Thursday evening from 7.30pm. Please bring a brush, shovel, spade and or weeding implements. All help welcome.

Summer Tennis Camp.

Lorrha N.S. are running a summer tennis camp from Monday June 27th to Friday July 1st. with Kieran Galvin. All equipment is supplied. There will be daily fun, games and competitions. For details and to book call (090) 9747295.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to the Dunne families Portland on the death of John Dunne which occurred in England recently. May he rest in peace.

Rathcabbin NS.

Well done to our eight pupils in Sixth-Class, that celebrated their Confirmation on Sunday, May 15th in Lorrha Church. The Ceremony was a lovely occasion and the children were a credit to their families and the school. Thank you to Fr. Mulcahy and the choir for making the ceremony a special one. Well done to the First Communion class in that celebrated in Rathcabbin on Sunday May 29th at 11:30am. The staff prepared our children for the mass choir and the children and Fr. Pat made it a special day for our fantastic 2nd class children.

We are holding a Green Flag Raising in school on June 22nd have been awarded our 4th Flag. Well done to Ms Walsh and the Green School Committee for all their work.

The children have just completed their golf lessons but do have one more in June to complete. They have begun their Whizzkids coding/web design lessons in the school. Tennis lessons will begin in the coming weeks for all classes also.

Well done to the children that took part in the Borrisokane Athletics day and especially the pupils that won medals on the day.

The children took part in the Cuman na mBunscol hurling blitz at u11 and u13 level recently and gave a very good account of themselves, winning most of their matches but just missing out on the top spot and a North Final place on each occasion. Our 1st and 2nd classes also recently took part in hurling blitzes in Thurles and Puckane and greatly enjoyed the day.

We are having a 5km walk/family fun day in Rathcabbin on Sunday June 12th at 12:45pm. The walk will be from Rathcabbin NS to Bonahem Cemetery and back to the school. There will be refreshments and fun at the school after the walk and we invite anyone from the community and beyond to take part in what we hope will be a great social outing for the young and the more mature young!

Redwood NS Summer Camps are back!

Redwood NS are delighted to offer 3 weeks of summer camp this year

Week 1: Multi activity camp 4th – 8th July Times 9.30 – 2.00pm €50 per child with reductions for siblings

Week 2: Tennis Camp 11th – 15th July Times 10.00 – 12.00 €40 per child with reduction for siblings

Week 3: Multi activity camp 18th – 22nd July 9.30 – 2.00 pm €50 per child with reductions for siblings

To Book 090 9747186  or 087 4478115 for more information

 Holy Communion 2016

Congratulations to all the children of the parish who received the sacrament of Holy Communion in Rathcabbin last week.

Anti bullying and Cyber bullying

Pupils from 3rd to 6th class took part in a workshop with Pat Courtney (www.antibullyingservices.ie) on anti bullying and cyber bullying. The children gained a lot from the talk.

FAI Soccer 

All classes took part in FAI soccer training with James Scott at school recently, we all learned some great new skills ahead of the Euro’s!!

Redwood NS stars in mental health music video with Megan O’ Meara

Many thanks to past pupil Megan O’ Meara for including us in her music video for her song ‘Please don’t go’ Megan is doing great work to promote mental health and in supporting Pieta House. Megan’s song is available to download on spotify and itunes.

Date For Your Diary.

Lorrha Parish Golf outing will take place in Portumna Golf Club on 27th August. This year’s Captain is Pascal Moran and the President is Martina Taffe. More details later.

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 year. De-clutter your wardrobe, attack your attic, recycle all unwanted/unused items of clothing to make room for your Summer collection. We will accept any kind of bag or in bags provided by the committee. We can collect your unwanted items. Just call or text  (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (086) 8355405 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows and cushions, carpets, rugs and mats (including bath, shower and toilet mats), soiled or wet clothing. We appreciate your support. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep two adults employed.

Portumna & District Lions Club

As part of this year’s Portumna Fun & Fit Festival, the local Lions Club are holding their Annual Fun Cycle on  Sunday, 12th June at 1pm, The Square Portumna. All proceeds go to local charities – prizes for funniest bike/cyclist, best individual/club fundraised. Donations accepted on the day. No entry fee. Contact: 087-7427950. Come and join in the fun & do some good for your local community at the same time! Free events at The Irish Workhouse Centre.

Also, come and discover how archaeologists solve the puzzle of mystery objects! Participate in an excavation and have fun making pottery! Events at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm — just drop-in! No booking required. Suitable for ages 7+ Receive some practical advice and tips on how to go about tracing your family tree online at these free drop-in sessions from 10 am – 4 pm; 1-on-1 help for absolute beginners; get answers to your genealogy queries and tips to start your research online.

Portumna Arts Group presents — 4×4 as part of the Fit for Fun Festival! An Evening of Song and Writing – 4 singers, 4 writers. Tickets on sale now. Friday June 10th in Portumna’s Christ Church at 9 pm. €10 admission.

There was no GAA notes made available to the web site this week.


Lorrha Notes

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                                 Mannion (TJ) Tommy

1st Anniversary

In loving memory of Tommy (TJ) Mannion

Sandyford Dublin and Lorrha Nenagh Co. Tipperary

who passed suddenly on 4th June 2015.

 

We think of you in silence

We often speak your name

But all we have are memories

And your picture in a frame.

Your resting place we visit

And put flowers there with care

But no one knows the heartache

As we turn and leave you there.

Deeply missed and remembered by his Loving Wife Mary, Sons, Daughters, Daughters-In-Law, Grandchildren, Brothers, Sister and extended Family and Friends

Tommy’s Wife and Family would also like to extend their deepest gratitude and heartfelt appreciation to everyone who travelled near and far to express their condolences and support.

Thank You

Tracing Relations.

Dorothy Payne is interested in tracing her relation the Gibson/Gipson families in Riverstown, Derrinsalla, Parish of Lorrha who had family members emigrate to Ontario Canada.
Ellen Gipson/Gibson’s parents were John Gipson and Eliza (Alice) Kennedy. Also Catherine Gibson married a Michael Kennedy and an Ellen married Patrick Walsh. They had brothers, John and likely a Samuel.

Ellen Gipson married Denis Donovan (Oct. 30th, 1850) in Prince Edward County,Ontario, Canada. The record states her parents were John Gipson and Elizabeth Kennedy.  She was from Dorrha. She named a daughter Alice and another daughter Jane.It’s possible a brother, John Gipson, also immigrated to Ontario, he is a godparent at the baptism for Ellen’s daughter Mary in 1852. Some records refer to Elisha Kennedy as Alice Kennedy.

Common names in Jane’s Gibson family and the Gibson family are Samuel, Benjamin, Ellen, John, James. A Catherine Gibson married Michael Kennedy in Tipperary.They lived in Dorrha.  Ellen Gibson married Patrick Walsh/Welsh. Ellen is from Derrinsalla. They had two sons, Michael and Benjamin. Was Michael Kennedy and Alice Kennedy siblings? and if  Samuel Gipson and John Gipson were brothers? And when did they emigrate to Canada?  In Samuel’s case it had to be before 1838.  Given the size of Riverstown, Dorothy feels it’s likely Catherine Gipson Kennedy, Ellen Gipson Walsh, and Ellen Gipson Donovan may have a family connection to each other and to Samuel Gibson.

Samuel Gipson/Gibson was born about 1808. He married Ellen O’Reilly in Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada, on Feb. 12th, 1838. A witness at his marriage is a P. Carrole and the witnesses at Ellen Gibson and Denis Donovan’s marriage were James Carrole and Mrs. J Carrole.  Samuel and Ellen also had children named, Benjamin, Mary, John, James, Ellen and Samuel. Any help at all would be so very much appreciated.

Dorothy can be contacted by post at  534 Yale Road, Port Moody, BC Canada, V3H 3K3 and my email address is  dcpayne@shaw.ca.

Rathcabbin First Responders Fundraiser

Please sponsor the 15 local ladies who are participating in the Dublin Mini- Marathon on Monday 6th June. Funds raised will go towards the upkeep of the defibrillators and start up equipment for the first responder group. Next meeting  & training Tuesday 12th June.

Weekly Clean Up.

Weekly work evenings in Lorrha Village continue this Thursday evening from 7.30pm. Please bring a brush, shovel, spade and or weeding implements. All help welcome.

 

Church News.

Mass for the First Friday June 3rd will be celebrated  in Lorrha Church at 9.30a.m.  Confessions beforehand. June 3rd is also the Feast of The Sacred Heart of Jesus. Saturday, 4th June is the Feast of The Immaculate Heart of Mary.

News From Lorrha School.

First Communion. Congratulations to our First Communion class Niall, Bláthnaid, Katie, Chloe, Emma, and Ava who received the Sacrament on Sunday last during Mass in Rathcabbin.

Book Fair. We are organising a Scholastic Book Fair in the school on Thursday June 2nd. from 2 – 3pm. The Book Fair is a wonderful reading event for everyone to enjoy so do come to our Book Fair.

Green Flag. Congratulations to our pupils who have been awarded the 4th green flag which is for travel. By promoting sustainable transport modes (walking, cycling, car pooling or public transport) our pupils can reduce their impact on the environment as well as improve their safety, health and fitness. The journey to school is an ideal way for children to take part in regular physical activity, to interact with their peers, and to develop the road sense children need as pedestrians and cyclists. Well done to all.

Tennis. Our popular tennis lessons finished recently after five weeks with coach Kieran Galvin. We extend our thanks to Kieran. As usual the pupils had a great time.

School Tour.  We travelled to the Kingfisher club in Galway’s NUI recently for our annual school tour. Our pupils just loved the activities and arrived home tired but delighted with the adventure.

Fundraiser

The Rathcabbin NS Parent Association are holding a fundraising 5km walk/cycle and family fun day in Rathcabbin on Sunday 12th June. The walk/cycle will begin after mass at approximately 12.30pm at the National school and continue to Bonoham Cemetery and then return to the school for refreshments and family fun!! All are very welcome to attend this day in support of the National School.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to the Moore families Portland on the death of Michael which occurred on May 22nd. After funeral Mass in The Church of Christ the Good Shepherd, Four Roads, Roscommon on May 25th burial took place in the local cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Date For Your Diary.

Lorrha Parish Golf outing will take place in Portumna Golf Club on 27th August. This year’s Captain is Pascal Moran and the President is Martina Taffe. More details later.

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 year. De-clutter your wardrobe, attack your attic, recycle all unwanted/unused items of clothing to make room for your Summer collection. We will accept any kind of bag or in bags provided by the committee. We can collect your unwanted items. Just call or text  (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (086) 8355405 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows and cushions, carpets, rugs and mats (including bath, shower and toilet mats), soiled or wet clothing. We appreciate your support. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep two adults employed.

Portumna & District Lions Club Annual Fun Cycle, Sunday, 12th June at 1pm, The Square Portumna

As part of this year’s Portumna Fun & Fit Festival, the local Lions Club are holding their Annual Fun Cycle. All proceeds go to local charities – prizes for funniest bike/cyclist, best individual/club fundraised. Donations accepted on the day. No entry fee. Contact: 087-7427950. Come and join in the fun & do some good for your local community at the same time!

FREE Events at The Irish Workhouse Centre – Portumna on Sunday, 12th June

(as part of the Portumna Fun & Fit Festival, 10th-12th June)

Archaeological Detective Challenge

Come and discover how archaeologists solve the puzzle of mystery objects! Participate in an excavation and have fun making pottery! Events at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm — just drop-in!

No booking required. Suitable for ages 7+

Family Tree & Genealogy Drop-in Clinic!

Receive some practical advice and tips on how to go about tracing your family tree online at these free drop-in sessions from 10 am – 4 pm; 1-on-1 help for absolute beginners; get answers to your genealogy queries and tips to start your research online.

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Portumna Arts Group presents — 4×4 as part of the Fit for Fun Festival! An Evening of Song and Writing – 4 singers, 4 writers. Tickets on sale now.

FRIDAY, JUNE 10th in Portumna’s CHRIST CHURCH at 9 pm. €10 admission.

GAA News.

Senior: Lorrha will face Roscrea in the first round of the North Championship in Cloughjordan this Sunday 5th June at 7pm where a win is a must to prolong our year and progress to the quarter finals. All support would be appreciated

Junior: The Juniors are still in the hunt for a league semi-final and will likely face a three-way playoff with Ballina and Kiladangan. Check fixtures for possible game this weekend.

Under 14: Lorrha Rovers Gaels got their hurling championship campaign underway last Wednesday with a 3-17 to 1-2 win over Moneygall/Clonakenny. This evening (Wednesday), they play Newport in Ballinderry at 7pm

Under 12: Lorrha took on Shannon Rovers in the first round of the championship last Monday evening, news next week. This Friday evening, Lorrha host Toomevara in Moatfield at 6.30pm

Feile na nGael: Lorrha and Shannon Rovers Gaels will be hosting Clooney Gaels from Antrim as part of Feile na nGael which is being held in Tipperary & Waterford from June 17th-19th. This is a huge honour to welcome hurling folk from another part of the country and we look forward to showing them the best of the area that weekend.
Lorrha Rovers are in Division 4 and will play Portaferry from Down in Dolla on Friday 17th June at 4.30pm before playing Silvermines in Dolla at 5.30pm. On Saturday, Lorrha Rovers will play Clooney Gaels in Moatfield at 10.30am and depending on where they finish in their group will head towards Mid and West Tipp for a quarter final in the Cup or Shield later in the afternoon.

Tipperary v Limerick: Tipperary play Limerick in the Munster Senior & Intermediate Hurling semi-finals in Thurles on Sunday 19th June. All ticket orders must be with Shane Brophy by Friday 10th June, no orders will be taken after that date. Depending on demand, there might have to be a draw for stand tickets.

Lotto: Our jackpot is now €7,950 with a Match 3 pot of €100. Thank you for your continued support. You can play our lotto online at www.locallotto.ie where it is easy to play every week. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5.

Tipperary Clubs Draw: The 2016-2017 Draw will get underway next Friday 3rd June. If you want to join, contact any club officer. Tickets are €100 for the year with an excellent prize fund of €500,000 with 12 monthly draws.

Lorrha CountryFest 2016: The launch of Lorrha CountryFest 2016 will be held in the GAA Centre on Wednesday, 8th June at 8pm. All are welcome to attend to meet some of the artists who will be performing and to help make the event a success not just for the club but for the local community as we aim to get thousands of people into the area on the day.  Tickets are on sale for Lorrha CountryFest on Sunday, 17th July from 12 noon to 7pm. Line-up includes Mike Denver, Robert Mizzell, Louise Morrissey, The Conquerors, Johnny Brady, Pete Kennedy, Sean Slattery & The Connections, Tradstone and Brendan Liffey. Tickets (€20) can be purchased from Kevin Molloy, www.eventbrite.ie or from Kelly’s Village Store Rathcabbin, Friars Tavern Lorrha, SuperValu Portumna, County Arms Hotel Birr, Abbey Court Hotel Nenagh, or Lar na bPairce Thurles.

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


Lorrha Notes

CIF Cheque Presentation to Pieta House, Lucan Pictured: L-R Marie Peelo, Deputy Director of Funding and Advocacy, John O'Shaughnessy President MBCA, Cindy O'Connor, Chief Clinical Officer Pieta House and Martin Lang, Director CIF Mandatory Credit: 1IMAGE/Bryan Brophy 1IMAGE PHOTOGRAPHY Studio: +353 1 493 9947 / Mob: +353 87 246 9221 1image.ie

The Master Builder and Contractors Association (MBCA) of the Construction Industry Federatio have raised €6,700 for Suicide Prevention Charity, Pieta House.  Members of the MBCA met with Pieta House representatives last week to present the donation. A CIF spokesperson stated: “We are delighted to continue our work with Pieta House again this year, raising vital funds for suicide prevention.  Mental well being should be to the fore in health and safety training of any industry and that is why CIF will continue to engage with Pieta House for our #mindourworkers campaign throughout the rest of 2016.”

Pictured: L-R Marie Peelo, Deputy Director of Funding and Advocacy, John O’Shaughnessy, Managing Director Clancy Construction and President of the MBCA, Cindy O’Connor, Chief Clinical Officer Pieta House and Martin Lang, Director CIF

Weekly Clean Up.

Lorrha Development / Tidy Towns are holding a weekly clean up in the village commencing this Thursday 26th from 7.30pm and continuing every Thursday evening thereafter. Meet outside the hall. Please bring a brush, shovel, spade and or weeding implements. We appeal to locals, especially those living in the village to come along and help for just one hour. Many hands make light work.

Fundraiser

The Rathcabbin NS Parent Association are holding a fundraising 5km walk/cycle and family fun day in Rathcabbin on Sunday 12th June. The walk/cycle will begin after mass at approximately 12.30pm at the National school and continue to Bonoham Cemetery and then return to the school for refreshments and family fun!! All are very welcome to attend this day in support of the National School.

Lorrha Camogie

Our Junior B team won the County League title against Boherlahan last Saturday week on a scoreline of 5-9 to 1-9. Well done to all the players and panel on a great win and for such an entertaining and hard fought match. A huge thank you to our trainers James Dunne and Colm Duggan for all their great work and to our physio David Broderick and to all those who helped out on the sideline on the day. We would like to thank our sponsors The Ferry Inn Bar and Restaurant and Michael Naylor Car Breakers and Dismantlers for all their support for our club. Thank you also to all our families and supporters who came to our match and gave us such great encouragement on the day, it was deeply appreciated.

Celebrating 60 years of Pilgrimage.

This year the Killaloe Diocese is celebrating 60 years of pilgrimage to Lourdes.  On 26th June, four flights will leave Shannon Airport bringing pilgrims to Lourdes for five days, celebrating the Jubilee year of Mercy.   The cost is €687 full board with online discount available on www.joewalshtours.ie .   Aassisted pilgrims are most welcome to travel and care will be provided by medical, nursing and carers.   Cost for an assisted pilgrim is €585.   Application forms for assisted pilgrims to Fr. Tom Ryan,  Shannon Pilgrimage Director on 061 364133.

Diocese of Killaloe:

Nourishing  The Divine Within Us: 2 Days of Reflection & Quiet Prayer/ Meditation, Mount St. Joseph’s Abbey, Rosarea.  The two day experience begins at 10am on the morning of May 27th and ends at 3.30pm on Saturday May 28th.  This is a residential two days as the time away from our usual activities will help us to enter into the experience more deeply.  Registration takes place in the Monastery Guesthouse from 8.30am on Friday 27th May.  “ May your roots go down deep into the soil of God’s marvellous divine energy” (Eph:3: 17)   Enquiries/ Application forms from  Maureen Kelly, Pastoral Office, 45 Garden View, Creggaun na Hilla, Clarecastle, Co. Clare.   087 289 0942.

Sympathy.

Sympathy is extended to Sheila Dillon Portumna and formally Lorrha, on the death of her sister Breda O’Hare, which occurred in Sligo recently. May she rest in peace.

Active Retirement.

On Wednesday May 11th we celebrated Bealtine Festival and we were entertained by 251 who treated us to some lovely music which was enjoyed by all including our visitors. We had a very successful visit to McDonagh centre in Cloughjordan and also to Loughmore on May 4th. We are now planning our summer outings. If you would like to join us any Wednesday from 2.30 in Lorrha Hall you will be very welcome. We welcome new members.

Redwood NS Summer Camps are back!

Redwood NS are delighted to offer 3 weeks of summer camp this year

Week 1: Multi activity camp 4th – 8th July

Week 2: Tennis Camp 11th – 15th July with Tennis Ireland coaches Helena & Anne Marie Darcy

Tracing Relations.

Dorothy Payne is interested in tracing her relations. She has written the following. Interested in the Gibson/Gipson families in Riverstown, Derrinsalla, Parish of Lorrha who had family members emigrate to Ontario Canada.
Ellen Gipson/Gibson’s parents were John Gipson and Eliza (Alice) Kennedy. Also Catherine Gibson married a Michael Kennedy and an Ellen married Patrick Walsh. They had brothers, John and likely a Samuel.

Ellen Gipson married Denis Donovan (Oct. 30th, 1850) in Prince Edward County,Ontario, Canada. The record states her parents were John Gipson and Elizabeth Kennedy.  She was from Durrah, Tipperary, which I take to be Dorrha. She named a daughter Alice (possibly for her mom ??) and another daughter Jane. Again, I wonder if this could be for her younger sister in Ireland?  It’s possible a brother, John Gipson, also immigrated to Ontario, he is a godparent at the baptism for Ellen’s daughter Mary in 1852. Some records refer to Elisha Kennedy as Alice Kennedy so it’s a bit confusing.

Common names that perpetuate in Jane’s Gibson family and the Gibson family I’m looking for are: Samuel, Benjamin, Ellen, John, James. A Catherine Gibson who is connected to my Samuel Gibson, married Michael Kennedy in Tipperary.They lived in Dorrha. Their daughter’s marriage record states they were from Dhirra, Co. Tipperary, which I believe is Dorrha.  Ellen Gibson married Patrick Walsh. Ellen is from Derrinsalla. Their two young sons, Michael Walsh/Welsh and Benjamin are living with my Samuel Gibson on the 1851 Ontario census in Northumberland.  I have several records connecting them, plus Benjamin’s death registration states he was born in Ireland in 1839, his parents were Patrick Walsh/Welsh and mother Gibson. I’m trying to find if Michael Kennedy and Alice Kennedy were siblings and if my Samuel Gipson and John Gipson were brothers.  I have no idea when Samuel Gibson or Ellen Gibson/Gipson emigrated to Canada. In Samuel’s case it had to be before 1838.  Given the size of Riverstown, I feel it’s likely Catherine Gipson Kennedy, Ellen Gipson Walsh, and Ellen Gipson Donovan may have a family connection to each other and to my Samuel Gibson.

I have no record to show Samuel Gipson/Gibson, was born in Tipperary, all I know is a birth year of approx.1808. He married Ellen O’Reilly in Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada, on Feb. 12th, 1838.  It’s interesting that a witness at his marriage is a P. Carrole and the witnesses at Ellen Gibson and Denis Donovan’s marriage were James Carrole and Mrs. J Carrole.  Samuel and Ellen also had children named, Benjamin, Mary, John, James, Ellen and Samuel. Any help at all would be so very much appreciated.

My postal address is 534 Yale Road, Port Moody, BC Canada, V3H 3K3 and my email address is  dcpayne@shaw.ca

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 year. De-clutter your wardrobe, attack your attic, recycle all unwanted/unused items of clothing to make room for your Summer collection. We will accept any kind of bag or in bags provided by the committee. We can collect your unwanted items. Just call or text  (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (086) 8355405 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows and cushions, carpets, rugs and mats (including bath, shower and toilet mats), soiled or wet clothing. We appreciate your support. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep two adults employed.

Are You Job Ready?

Free Jobseekers Support Service now available for you! Birr Job Club offers support, assistance, advice and help to any one actively seeking employment. If you are a job seeker or are returning to work after a long period of time then we can help you. The Programme runs for  4 weeks, 10.00am – 1.00pm and is FREE of charge.

There is also a fully equipped Resource Room available for you FREE with computers facilities, internet access, photocopying, stationary and phone to aid you in your job search.

Our next Programme commences 30th May 2016
The Programme includes:  Self-assessment, identifying your skills and abilities, Researching jobs, social networking for employment, Developing /fine tuning your CV, setting up and using email, online job search, Advert analysis and Cover letter. Application forms, Employment Rights, Education and Training options, information on entitlements and return to work supports, Interview and Preparation, cover letters, career guidance and job planning, applying for jobs, , targeting and sourcing jobs, Stress awareness workshop, assertiveness  and confidence building,  Goal setting/action plans, mentoring and ongoing support is also provided and much more. Profiling of individual clients skills and matching with employment opportunities
To secure a place on our next Programme please contact Catherine or Siobhan at Birr Job Club, Phone: 057 91 23940 Mobile: 087 2802919. Or drop into our office at Unit 2 Shannon Development, Brendan Street, Birr, Co. Offaly.

Tipperary Studies

On Saturday last, 21 May, Tipperary Studies, the local history library for the county, launched its new website, www.tipperarystudies.ie . The culmination of months of work by both the Library staff and Eclipse website design, this brand new site is a massive development for Tipperary Studies’ online presence. Designed to provide the browser with up-to-date and topical content, the new site is also the showcase for theTipperary Studies Digitisation Project, which provides visitors with access  to primary source material online. Local history enthusiasts will be well aware of the much increased provision of such web-based content in recent times, and www.tipperarystudies.ie now offers a wealth of online sources for Co. Tipperary. The bulk of the collection presently consists of Rate Books for the Poor Law Unions of Cashel, Nenagh and Thurles (1840s – 1870s), along with the Irish Tourist Association Reports (1942-45) for the county’s parishes. These records contain a wealth of information for the local historian or genealogist, and, indeed, any browsers eager to explore the records of their own locality.  The Digital Collection is an ever increasing one and we will be adding to it as time goes by with the hope that, in the very near future,www.tipperarystudies.ie will become a “go-to” resource for the study of the county’s history not just in Ireland, but worldwide.
The Digitisation Project was made possible through fundraising carried out by the Tipperary Studies during 2014/15, and the response to the appeal has been startling in its generosity. Warm thanks and immense credit is due to everyone who contributed to the drive to purchase the necessary equipment, as their kind donations were, in effect, an investment in the security and promotion of the study of Tipperary’s past. All of the Library staff are most appreciative of the positive response and are confident that this new site will do justice to their generous donations.

Other new features on the site include an updated “Events” section, and we encourage all local history and heritage groups to contact us atstudies@tipperarycoco.ie with details of their upcoming functions, meetings, lectures and publications. We would be delighted to highlight them on the site. Also of interest is our new section entitled “Times Past”, a weekly delve into some of the more unusual, humorous or entertaining snippets from almost 250 years of editions of Tipperary’s newspapers.

www.tipperarystudies.ie promises to have something of interest to all browsers, from near and far, and we are confident that even a quick and cursory visit to the site will give rise to many more. The content is ever changing and we look forward to greatly adding to our online sources in the near future. Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TippStudies (@TippStudies) for more updates, news and interesting Tipperary historical odds and ends.

Galway International Arts Festival 2016 programme has been revealed!

Packed into the programme this year we’ve got four world premieres including powerful new works by Enda Walsh, Druid, and Kellie Hughes; live music from renowned artists such as Elvis Costello; giant insects roaming the streets and LOTS more.
Get ready for a summer of extraordinary experiences!

Galway International Arts Festival

Black Box Theatre

Dyke Road

Galway,

Ireland

 

GAA News

 

 

Senior: The senior hurlers bowed out of the Challenge Cup at the quarter final stage of the James Holohan Cup on Friday evening following a disappointing performance in losing 2-16 to 1-12 to Clonakenny in Clonakenny. Lorrha will face Roscrea in the first round of the North Championship in Cloughjordan on Sunday 5th June at 7pm where a win is a must to prolong our year and progress to the quarter finals.

Junior: The Juniors are still in the hunt for a league semi-final and are awaiting the result of the final group game between Kiladangan and Portroe.

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers Gaels will play in the ‘A’ Hurling Championship which gets underway on 4th July away to Nenagh Eire Og. The team will also play Borris-Ileigh, Silvermines, Roscrea, Kilruane MacDonaghs, Kiladangan and Toomevara.

Under 14: Hard luck to Lorrha Rovers Gaels footballers who lost the North ‘B’ final, 3-8 to 2-6 to Ballinahinch/Templederry in Puckane last Thursday evening. The Hurling Championship gets underway this evening (Wednesday) against Moneygall/Clonakenny in Moneygall. The team will also play Newport, Burgess, Portroe, Borrisokane, Ballinahinch/Templederry, Borris-Ileigh and Roscrea ‘B’.

Under 12: The Hurling Championship gets underway next Monday 30th May when Lorrha play Shannon Rovers in Ballinderry at 6.30pm. Lorrha are also grouped with Ballinahinch, Toomevara ‘B’ and Ballina ‘B’.

Feile na nGael: Lorrha and Shannon Rovers Gaels will be hosting players and officials from Clooney Gaels in Antrim as part of Feile na nGael which is being held in Tipperary & Waterford from June 17th-19th. This is a huge honour to welcome hurling folk from another part of the country and we look forward to showing them the best of the area that weekend.

Tipperary: Well done to Patrick Maher and John Madden in Tipperary’s Munster Senior Championship win over Cork wile Brian Hogan was in goals for the Intermediates, and scored a penalty, in their win over the rebels on Sunday also. Both teams progress to face Limerick in Thurles on Sunday 19th June.

Lotto: Our jackpot is now €7,800 with a Match 3 pot of €100. Thank you for your continued support. You can play our lotto online at www.locallotto.ie where it is easy to play every week. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5.

Tipperary Clubs Draw: for 2015-2016 has now concluded. All promoters and subscribers are asked to bring your accounts up to date and contact Margaret Gleeson. The 2016-2017 draw will get underway next Friday night and if you want to join, contact any club officer. Tickets are €100 for an excellent prize fund of €500,000 with 12 monthly draws.

Lorrha CountryFest 2016: The launch night for Lorrha CountryFest 2016 will be held in the GAA Centre on Wednesday, 8th June at 8pm. All are welcome to attend to meet some of the artists who will be performing on the day and to help make the event a success not just for the club but for the local community as we aim to get thousands of people into the area on the day. Tickets are on sale for Lorrha CountryFest on Sunday, 17th July from 12 noon to 7pm. Line-up includes Mike Denver, Robert Mizzell, Louise Morrissey, The Conquerors, Johnny Brady, Pete Kennedy, Sean Slattery & The Connections as well as local band Tradstone and local artist Brendan Liffey. A day not to be missed! Tickets (€20) can be purchased from Kevin Molloy or at www.eventbrite.ie

Social Dancing: on Friday night to the music of Brendan McGee. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30a