Tickets for the Camogie Club Fundraiser, Mad March Mock Wedding are on sale throughout the parish. The girls ask for your support…
Congratulations is extended to Jimmy and Nora O’Brien, London and Rathcabbin who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends in Kelly’s ‘The Last Chance’ Rathcabbin last week-end. Well done to you both and many good wishes for the future.
Rathcabbin National School Parents Association are holding a Table Quiz on Friday 28th Feb in Kellys Pub at 9pm. Table of four €40. Prizes include 1st Dinner for four in Parkers Restaurant, 2nd €80 Voucher for Kellys Shop, 3rd Four bottles of wine and many spot prizes. Your support would be greatly appreciated as all funds go directly to activities/resources for the children.
In the February edition of the Catholic monthly newspaper ‘Alive’ there is an article on Blessed Terence Albert O’Brien ( Beatified martyr). Remember, Fr. O’Brien OP. spent seven years working in Lorrha in the 1640’s (see page 15 of the newspaper).
Day of Faith.
Saturday, 8th March 2014, in the Priory Institute, Tallaght Village, Dublin 24. Presenters – Fr.Wilfrid Harrington, OP, Fr. Liam Walsh OP, FR. Joe Havanagh OP, Fr. John Littleton. Call 01404 8124 or visit www.prioryinstitute.ie
Fraudulent Email Warning.
Fraudulent emails are being sent to taxpayers in an attempt to get personal information. The emails are pretending to be in connection with a tax refund and are headed, “Notice of Tax Return. Client No.” Taxpayers are being advised by the Revenue Commissioners that these emails are not from them and are an example of a phishing scam which involves a bogus emails being sent to people in order to trick them into revealing personal or financial information. The Revenue Commissioners say that they never send emails requesting personal information from customers and anyone who is actually awaiting a tax refund should contact their local Revenue Office to check its status. Anyone who has received an email purporting to be from Revenue and suspects it to be fraudulent or a scam should simply delete it they say. If a person has already responded to the fraudulent emails and provided personal information they are being advised to contact their bank or credit card company immediately.
Tipperary Environmental Network (TEN) Event.
CAVA are organizing a interesting event on 21st Feb. at 7.30pm in LIT, Tipperary, Thurles Campus. The theme for the evening will be: Co-ops – The saving of a community. Guest speakers will include Bill Kelly – Meitheal Midwest and the Limerick Grocery Co-Operative, Maeve O’Hair and Mary Fogarty – The Cottage, Loughmore, Marcella Maher – Drombane – Upperchurch Energy Team. Following previous events various topics have come to the fore. Among these has been the need to support local producers and businesses. The founding of the co-op movement in the 1880’s by Horace Plunkett was the genesis of the spread of the agricultural co-operative in Ireland. From this many other co-operatives have been successful such as the credit unions, fishing co-operatives, craft co-operatives etc. The essence of the co-operative movement is in the social capital gain for the community – people working together for the greater good of the members and their community. All welcome.
Lorrha Development/ Tidy Towns continue with unused clothes collection throughout the Spring months. De-clutter your wardrobe, attack your attic, recycle all unwanted/unused items of clothing to make room for your Spring collection. We will accept any kind of bag or in bags provided by the committee at (086) 8647166. We can collect your unwanted items. Just call or text (086) 8493595/ (086) 8647166/ (087) 2601413 with your name and details. We appreciate your support. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village.
St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement.
On Sunday Feb. 23rd we are having a meal in The Thatch Restaurant, Ballycommon. All members welcome. If you plan on attending please give your name to a member of the committee or to the secretary Barry O’Brien at (086) 8143002. Transport will be provided. We look forward to seeing you all there.
Social dancing continues in the GAA Centre this Friday night to the music of Peter Bourke. Dancing from 9.30pm to 12.30am.
Redwood NS Open Evening
Redwood NS are holding their open evening on Wednesday, 12th March from 6.00 -8.00 pm. This is an opportunity to visit the school, speak with the teachers and view the extensive range of facilities and resources available to students. Enrolment forms available on thee night. Private viewings of the school can also be arranged by calling the school on 090 9747186. All are welcome.
Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes Reminder.
Tuesday 11th February is the 156th anniversary of the Apparitions of Our Lady to St Bernadette in Lourdes. This year’s Diocesan Pilgrimage will leave Shannon on Thursday June 26th, returning on Tuesday July 1st. The cost this year is still €677 per person sharing. €10 discount for online booking at www.joewalshtours.ie . Booking forms can be obtained from Joe Walsh Tours, 143 Lower Baggot St, Dublin 2. Tel. 01 2410810. A limited number of Sick Pilgrims will be accommodated in the Sanctuary of Lourdes at a cost of €556. Applications for sick pilgrims only, to Fr. Tom Ryan, Pilgrimage Director, SS John and Paul Presbytery, Shannon, Co.Clare. Tel. 061 64133. Families or individuals often sponsor a family member, parents or a friend on the occasion of an anniversary or Jubilee with a visit to Lourdes. Sponsorship for sick people is always welcome. For more details, see poster in Church porch and on the Killaloe Diocese website www.killaloediocese.ie.
Just over 3 weeks to go until the Maddest Wedding of the Year! Tickets are selling fast and thanks to all who have bought some already. Here Comes the Bride and where’s the Groom??!!….Lorrha Camogie Club will be hosting the ‘Mad March Mock Wedding’ on Saturday, 8th of March at 8.30pm so keep this date free! It will be the Camogie Club’s main fundraiser for the year and tickets are now on sale and can be got from the Camogie panel and committee.
All players, underage and adult are required to register and pay their membership before matches and training commence. No player can train or play without being insured. Membership prices are as follows- Adults: €60(Inc in ticket draw) – Students: €40(Inc in ticket draw)- U18: €20(extra €5 for ticket draw) – Non playing members €30. All new players and members welcome. Please contact Michelle Maher (087)9058128. We will be sending out a text to all parents about training times.
We are having a clothing recycling drive in aid of Lorrha Camogie Club. The collection day will be at the end of April but we can collect bags at any time off people. Please donate any unwanted clothes that are clean and dry and in big black bin bags. Contact Elaine Hough 087-1357080 or any member of the committee.
Smile Awhile & Laugh A Little Every Day.
THREE NUNS WERE ATTENDING AN HURLING FINAL..
THREE MEN WERE SITTING DIRECTLY BEHIND..
BECAUSE THEIR HABITS WERE PARTIALLY BLOCKING THE VIEW, THE MEN DECIDED TO BADGER THE NUNS HOPING THAT THEY’D GET ANNOYED ENOUGH TO MOVE TO ANOTHER AREA..
IN A VERY LOUD VOICE, THE FIRST GUY SAID, “I THINK I’M GOING TO
MOVE TO BRISBANE .. THERE ARE ONLY 100 NUNS LIVING THERE..”
THEN THE SECOND GUY SPOKE UP AND SAID, “I WANT TO GO TO
TASMANIA …….THERE ARE ONLY 50 NUNS LIVING THERE..”
THE THIRD GUY SAID, “I WANT TO GO TO NEW ZEALAND …….THERE ARE
ONLY 25 NUNS LIVING THERE…”
ONE OF THE NUNS TURNED AROUND, LOOKED AT THE MEN, AND IN A VERY SWEET AND CALM VOICE SAID,
“WHY DON’T ALL THREE OF YOU GO TO HELL …….THERE AREN’T ANY NUNS THERE!”