Mr. & Mrs. Birr were out in style for the 48th Annual Birr Vintage Week parade on the last day in July
The wedding of Kevin Coughlan, son of Michael and Anne, Lissagadda, Lorrha, and Sinead Deasy, daughter of Michael and Noreen, Clogagh, Timoleague, Bandon, Co. Cork, took place on April 22nd 2016 in the Church of St. Moluda, Clogagh. The brides sisters Elaine and Ciara along with her friend Claire Clifford carried out the duties of matron of honour and bridesmaids respectively while three of the groom’s friends David Holland, Sean McGarrell and Raymond Kelly carried out the duty of bestman and groomemen respectively. The grooms godson Colin Coughlan acted as page boy for the occasion while the two mothers Anne and Noreen brought the offertory gifts to the altar. Celebrant Fr. Joe Kennedy officiated while the ceremony was enriched with the lovely Church music by Melos.
Afterwards the newly weds joined with their families and friends for their reception which was held in Fernhill House Hotel, Clonakilty. Congratulations is extended to Kevin and Sinead for a long and happy life together as they settle down to married life in Dublin.
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.
Milford Care Centre.
This year the Milford Hospice annual Harvest Fair celebrates its 31st anniversary and is scheduled for Sunday 14th 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.
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. A time sheet is in operation from 9am to 12.45. To book your place please call the Captain at (087) 2245040 or at (086) 0477404 or call Tony at (087) 6219639.
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.
Minecraft: Let’s Build a Workhouse with SnakeDoctor & Solidarity Gaming on Sat, 20th August
As part of Heritage Week (20th-28th), join the MineVention team at Portumna Workhouse – help build a replica of the workhouse in a “Build Battle” challenge, while learning tips with Minecraft; included is a meet-up with SnakeDoctor & Solidarity Gaming, a tour of the Workhouse, a quiz, a free-building / Lego room plus games on X-Boxes. Cost is €10. Suitable for children from 5 years of age. To book your place now, ring 090-9759200.
The Dirt Diggers for Kids on Saturday, 27th August, 12.30 – 2.30 pm
Get down and dirty on a Fun Archaeology Dig for childen aged 6 to 12. Please wear old clothes! Admission is €2 and booking is required as spaces are limited. Please phone 090-9759200 to book yours!
Portumna’s Shorelines Arts Festival, 15th-18th September – Tickets for Headline Events now on sale!
Tickets for the headline events, Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill (Sept 17th), Maria Doyle Kennedy (Sept 16th) and The Far Flung Trio (Sept 18th) at Shorelines Arts Festival can now be purchased online at www.shorelinesartsfestival.com or in the following outlets in Portumna:
Hayes & Hayes totalhealth Pharmacy
Palmerston Stores, Garry Kenny
Ladies Day Boutique
The Beehive Pizzeria
The Cottage Store Antiques
We would advise advance booking to avoid disappointment as venues have a strict capacity limit. Tickets for other events will become available for purchase once the full 2016 programme is announced.
Junior Hurling: Lorrha’s next game is away to Moneygall next weekend where we need a win to remain in the hunt for the quarter finals.
Minor: The minors suffered a 2-12 to 2-8 defeat to Burgess in Moatfield last week in their second game of the championship. Their next game is the rearranged match against Ballinahinch/Templederry in Shallee this Friday, 5th August at 7.00pm
Under 16: Last Monday week in round 4, Lorrha Rovers played Kiladangan in Puckane and won 4-8 to 1-12 for their third win in four games. They have a mini break 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: Well done to the U12 hurlers who defeated Toomevara in the North ‘C’ semi-final last Thursday and progress to the final which will be played on Saturday 13th August.
Tipperary: Hard luck to Brian Hogan and the Tipperary Under 21 Hurling team in their Munster Final loss against Waterford last Wednesday. Well done to the Tipperary senior footballers on their wonderful win over Galway in the All Ireland semi-final on Sunday.
All Ireland Semi-Final Tickets: Orders for tickets to the All Ireland Senior Hurling semi-final between Tipperary and Galway must be with Shane Brophy (0876989612) by next Friday night, 5th August. Stand – €40; Family – €40+€5 (Cusack & Davin Stand Only); Terrace – €25; Club Pass – €10 (Davin Stand only, minimum order of 15 required for the club to access them) Orders are also being taken for football semi-final tickets with a closing date of Friday, 12th August. Ticket prices are the same as the hurling but there is a special package of €60 for adults and €10 for children if you wish to attend both.
Cul Camp: A record 95 children attended the Kellogg’s Cul Camp in Lorrha last week. Thanks you all those you gave up their time to help organise the camp, as well as the coaches, headed up by Tipp star Niall O’Meara as well as our own Eoin & Niall McIntyre.
Lotto: Our jackpot is now €9450 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 Muriel O’Connor. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.