Congratulations is extended to Dr Shane Murray, son of Margaret and Frank, Portland, Lorrha, who was conferred recently with an Honours Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree by University of Leicester. Shane also received the Phillip Hammersley Gold Medal 2016, and the BMA Prize for Clinical Excellence 2016. Well done Shane and the best of luck in the future.
Congratulations to Leanne Sullivan from Redwood who won the Connemara under 9 years Irish dancing championships which were held on Saturday last. A student with “Stephanie Power School of Irish Dance”, out of the first four dances, Leanne won three and secured a second place in the fourth. Well done Leanne.
Congratulations and every good wish is extended to Pat and Clare Bourke, Rathcabbin on the birth of their son William James who arrived into the world on September 20th. A little brother for Marie Clare, Julie, Patrick and Thomas. Well done to all.
Tipperary County Council Library Service invites you to attend the annual Tipperary people and places lecture series, which returns to Tipperary studies, The Source, Cathedral St., Thurles for its tenth series this winter. The Lectures take place on the third Tuesday of each month commencing in October and running until March 2017 at 7.30pm. Admission is free, tea will be served and all is welcome. For further information contact Mary Guinan Darmody or John O’Gorman on (076) 1066123 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations and well done to Lorrha Development / Tidy Towns committee who gained a further four marks in this year’s competition. A very encouraging and favourable report was received with the adjudicator commenting that ‘it is always a treat to stroll around this lovely village and enjoy some wonderful structures that host unique architectural qualities’. Community Involvement & Planning, Wildlife, Habitats and Natural Amenities, Residential Streets & Housing Areas, Sustainable Waste and Resource Management were the four categories where one point each was gained. The committee wish to thank everyone who helped in whatever way in keeping up this high standard which does make a difference for all who live in and around the village. A special thanks to the hard working lads on the scheme John, Michael and Tommy and to the overseeing committee who volunteer loads of time throughout the year. The committee would like to take this opportunity to extend get well wishes to John Milne who is recovering from an operation.
Lorrha School Welcomes Liam
Our very own Bonner Maher along with two more Lorrha men, Brian Hogan and selector John Madden, brought the Liam McCarthy cup and the Munster cup to our school last week. They were accompanied by Development officer Paudie Malone. Our pupils entertained the attendance with music and they had their own version of the Lorrha Rap which was most enjoyable. Pupils had the opportunity to talk to the lads, get signatures on their jerseys and hurl and have their photograph taken. Parishioners joined in along with parents and grandparents to make the occasion memorable. Bonner recalled his time spent in the school and hitting a ball around the school pitch. We extend thanks to him and to Brian and John and we especially wish Bonner the very best of luck when he travels to Syria later this week on his tour of duty with the Irish Troops. We look forward to his return home and to continuing his career with Tipp hurling. Many thanks to all the adults who turned out in such fine numbers. Congratulations to all the pupils who participated in the Schools Cross Country Championships which were held in Thurles last week. Well done to all.
A safe trip is extended to Lorrha’s Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher when he travels to the Golan Heights this week on a tour of duty with the Irish Army. We wish him well and look forward to his safe return in six month’s time.
Please note that the Rosary will be recited before Mass during the month of October. A day for sacristans will take place in St. Ruadhan’s Church, Lorrha on Saturday October 8th from 10.30am to 3.00p.m. For details send a S.A.E. to Fr. Pat Mulcahy P.P. Lorrha. Those who are interested in being more involved and active in the parish are also invited to attend. Next Friday, 7th October is the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary and is also the First Friday of the month. Mass in Rathcabbin Church at 7.30p.m. This will be Mass of Enrolment for children and parents of those, in this Parish, who will receive the Sacrament of Communion for Life – formerly known as First Holy Communion.
Sympathy is extended to Annie Cowan, Lorrha on the death of her sister Teresa McKenna, Borrisokane who died recently. May she rest in peace.
Arts & Crafts for children (5 years up) on Saturdays at 4.00 and 5.30pm, starting on October 8th for 8 weeks. Drawing for children (9 years up) on Wednesdays at 7.15pm, starting on October 5th in Bramble Art Studio, Lorrha , for 8 weeks. Please contact Ute: 087-9151356 or 090 9747127 Early booking advisable.
Isla Grant Concert.
The Parish Pastoral Council are organising a concert with Isla Grant, to take place in Rathcabbin Church. To book your seat contact Betty at (087) 6667374 or Oliver at (087) 4159585.
First Aid at Redwood NS
A certified first aid course including CPR and AED will be held in Redwood NS on Wednesday, 12th October at 7p.m. The course costs €35 per person and will be certified for 2 years. Booking essential on 090 9747186 or email@example.com.
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.