The 2015 Lorrha Parish Calendar is on sale throughout the parish and in Portumna, in time to post to loved one’s for Christmas, especially those living away from home. It also serves as a lovely keepsake. The calendar is packed from front cover to back with photographs from the past and the present. Lorrha Development / Tidy Towns committee wish to offer thanks to all who loaned photographs once again for this popular publication. If you would like to have a copy posted to you please call (086) 8647166 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Late Veronica Mahon.
Veronica Mahon, nee Boyd, affectionately known as “Vonnie” sadly passed away on 24th October 2014. Vonnie originated from a farming background in Aglish, Birr, Co. Offaly. She led a very interesting, creative, versatile life. A lady of style and fashion. She was always passionate about music and for many years after much training, she played the piano and violinist for the Birr Theatre. She was the chief organist and singer at her parish church in Aglish, Birr and she also played the piano with a local group known as “The Shamrocks” in the showband era.
Vonnie was also well known in the business world of Birr where she ran her own very successful Hair and Beauty salon in Connaught Street before she got married. After she married Con Mahon, she moved to the Lorrha parish where she whole heartedly embrased farming life. She particularly enjoyed rearing exotic birds, loved flowers and gardening. She went on to become a mother to Siobhan and Fergal and later a grandmother to Leanne and Conor. She was known far and wide for her hospitality, warmth and humour. She was much loved and will be greatly missed. She has left behind a remarkable legacy of memories to be cherished and enjoyed by many. Sympathy is extended to her husband Con, son Fergal, daughter Siobhan, daughter – in – law Valerie, grandchildren Conor and Leanne, sister Pamela Egan (Cree), brothers Alphonsus (Aglish) and Camillus (Aglish), sister – in – law, brother – in – law , nieces, nephews relatives and friends on their sad loss. After funeral Mass in St. Ruadhan’s Church Lorrha on Monday October 27th burial took place in the adjoining Cemetery. May she rest in peace.
Mass will be offered for the Holy Souls on Thursday 13th November in Lorrha Church at 9.30a.m. and on Tuesday 18th at 7.30p.m. In Redwood Church on Wednesday 19th at 7.30p.m. and on Friday 21st in Rathcabbin Church at 7.30p.m.
Talks on the Eucharist with Fr Gerard McCarthy who will give a series of talks on the Eucharist. He will explain the meaning of the different parts of the Mass, how to participate in it and allow it to affect our lives on November, 12th, 19th & 26th at 7.30pm in Pastoral Centre, Nenagh. Contact, Srs. Rita Corry/ Patricia Greene 06732830. Donation each night. It would be helpful to contact is if you are attending.
The 2015 Lorrha Parish Calendar is now on sale throughout the parish and in Portumna, in time to post to loved one’s for Christmas, especially those living away from home. It also serves as a lovely keepsake. The calendar is packed from front cover to back with photographs from the past and the present. Lorrha Development / Tidy Towns committee wish to offer thanks to all who loaned photographs once again for this popular publication. If you would like to have a copy posted to you please call (086) 8647166 or email email@example.com
A Talk For Mental Health Week.
St. Rynagh’s Camogie Club, Banagher College Coláiste na Sionna and St.Rynagh’s Hurling Club in conjunction with Offaly Mental Health Week are hosting a talk by Conor Cusack in Banagher College Coláiste na Sionna on Friday 21st November at 7.30pm. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets €5 each and can be purchased by phoning 087 1894778.
Due to popular demand, Fun Fridays return at Redwood NS!
Calling all babies, toddlers, Mums, Dads, Grannies etc for some extra special FUN!! Storyteller, games & much more fun and play every Friday from 11:00 to 12:00 commencing Friday, 21st November for 4 weeks. Everybody welcome!! €3.00 per family. Phone Redwood NS on 090 9747186 . Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.redwoodns.ie
Lorrha Development/ Tidy Towns continue with unused clothes collection throughout the Autumn months. De-clutter your wardrobe, attack your attic, recycle all unwanted/unused items of clothing to make room for your Winter collection. We will accept any kind of bag or in bags provided by the committee. We can collect your unwanted items. Just call or text (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (086) 8355405 with your name and details. We appreciate your support. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep two adults employed.
Mother Knows Best.
Lorrha Variety group will be performing “Mother Knows Best” written by Jimmy Keary and directed by Phil Quigley 5th, 6th and 7th December in Lorrha hall.
Date For Your Diary.
Lorrha Development Association / Tidy Towns will be holding their Annual fundraising Christmas Market and Auction on Sunday December 7th in Lorrha Hall. Anyone wishing to book a table can contact Liz on (090) 9747893 or Mary on (090) 9747196. Anyone wishing to donate items of fuel, fodder, meal etc. simple anything that can be sold or auctioned, please contact Louis on (086) 8493595 or Rose on (086) 8647166. All donations gratefully received. Santa will be paying his usual visit. Watch this space for further details.
Portumna Arts Group and Shorelines Festival will hold their AGM on Thursday, 27th November at 8pm in the Irish Workhouse Centre – Portumna. All welcome! The agenda will include election of the 2015 committee, reports from 2014 as well as plans for Shorelines Arts Festival 2015. We would love to see more people getting involved — in whatever capacity, big or small!
Smile Awhile & Laugh a Little Every Day.
Joey and the Priest…
Bless me Father, for I have sinned. I have been with a loose girl. The priest asks, ‘Is that you, little Joey Pagano?’ ‘Yes, Father, it is.’ ‘And who was the girl you were with?’ ‘I can’t tell you, Father, I don’t want to ruin her reputation.’ ‘Well, Joey, I’m sure to find out her name sooner or later so you may as well tell me now. Was it Tina Minetti?’ ‘I cannot say.’ ‘Was it Teresa Mazzarelli?’ ‘I’ll never tell.’ ‘Was it Nina Capelli?’ ‘I’m sorry, but I cannot name her.’ ‘Was it Cathy Piriano?’ ‘My lips are sealed.’ ‘Was it Nana DiAngelo, then?’ ‘Please, Father, I cannot tell you.’ The priest sighs in frustration. ‘You’re very tight lipped, and I admire that. But you’ve sinned and have to atone. You cannot be an altar boy now for 4 months. Now you go and behave yourself.’ Joey walks back to his pew, and his friend Franco slides over and whispers, ‘What’d you get ?’
‘Four months holiday and five good leads…’