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Michael Lowry TD pictured here on his visit to Lorrha with Cllr. Michael O’Meara and James Heenan standing where the new extension to the St. Ruadhan’s Community Hall will take place. Pic: Rose Mannion.
Lorrha is one of five Tipperary Villages that has received funding under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme which was announced recently.
€684,554 in total has been approved for five towns and villages across Tipperary, who are making plans and preparations for various projects. Lorrha will receive €149,554.80, Nenagh €96,000 ,Cashel €200,00, Newcastle €139,060 and Clogheen €100,000.
Local Authorities engaged with local communities in many towns and villages across the country, to help them to identify projects to receive this funding which was announced by Minister Michael Ring, Minister for Rural Development, earlier last week. Scéal, the Lorrha group secured the funding to complete an interpretive centre and community shop adjacent to the Community Hall.
On a visit to Lorrha last week to meet with members of the committee, Deputy Michael Lowry welcomed the funding and said . ‘I had visited the parish earlier in the year and the local group requested me to speak to the Department of Rural and Community Development. In doing so I could see the tremendous potential this project would have for the village and environs. This is a flagship project which could be reproduced in other villages throughout the country and once completed I am requesting that Minister Michael Ring comes to Lorrha to see first hand the excellent regeneration work being done in the parish of Lorrha and Dorrha ‘said Deputy Lowry. ‘I also want to acknowledge the work of Cllr Michael O’ Meara who worked tirelessly to ensure that this funding was secured in his area ‘ said Michael Lowry T.D.
Sunday Masses Redwood, 1st & 3rd Saturday’s at 6.30pm, Lorrha, 2nd, 4th & 5th Saturdays at 6.30pm. Rathcabbin, Sunday’s at 11.30am. Week day Masses Monday 9.30am in Lorrha (no Mass on Bank Holidays)
Lorrha Parish Calendar
The Lorrha Parish Calenar is available from the following. Pat Hough, Colettes Hair and Beauty, Lorrha shop, Flynn’s Carrigahorig, Salmons Newsagents, The Boathouse Newsagents, Lorraine’s Hair Salon and O’Meara’s Super Valu, Buckley’s Super Valu in Birr and Heenan’s of Borrisokane.
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Date For Your Diary.
Lorrha GAA club will present the 2019 senior team with their County league medals and the Lorrha Rovers Minor North League Division 2 champions with their medals, at a presentation night on Saturday 25th January at 9.00pm in the Tony Reddin Centre. The club will also honour the 1989 North Tipp champions on the night. All are welcome.
Rathcabbin Players present ‘Happy Birthday Dear Alice’ by playwright Bernard Farrell and directed by Anne Clarke, in Rathcabbin Hall for four nights only, from Thursday 30th January to Sunday 2nd February. Watch this space for booking details.
Lourdes 2020: The 64th Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from Friday 26th June to Wednesday 1st July; €725 full board with €20 discount for online booking to: joewalshtours.ie
Celebration Dinner Dance.
Shannon Rovers camogie club will host a dinner dance on Saturday, February 22nd at 7pm, in the County Arms Hotel, Birr. Medals will be presented tothe Junior (now Intermediate) and the U18 team. Music by Double Trouble. Special Guest: Liam Sheedy. Tickets €35. For tickets, please contact: Ute Duggan 087-9151356
Host Families Required.
Host Families required for stay at home French students for July and August. Contact Marie on 087 4154983 after 3pm or text host to this number.
Drawing for children (9 years up) on Wednesdays 6 – 7pm, starting on Jan 22nd for 8 weeks. Arts & Crafts for children (5 years up): Saturdays 3 – 4pm and 5 – 6pm, starting on Jan 18th and on Mondays 5 -6pm, starting on Jan 20th in Bramble Art Studio, Lorrha, for 8 weeks. Please contact Ute: 0879151356. Early booking advisable as places are limited.
Adjourned Juvenile AGM: Took place last Tuesday night at the Tony Reddin Centre. The meeting was chaired by senior chairman Joe Dolan and secretary Maureen Guinan.
2020 Committee: Chairman – Colm Kennedy; Vice chair Tom Kennedy; Secretary Kathleen Gleeson; Asst Secretary Caroline O Brien.
Team management positions are yet to be finalised.
There was a large turnout and it was a very positive meeting, which is very encouraging for the year ahead.
Lotto: The jackpot is at €5,650 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.clubforce.com.
Social Dancing: Continues in the Tony Reddin Centre on Friday, January 17 with music from Noel Ryan. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.
Tipperary GAA Draw: The January Tipperary GAA draw took place in Louis McCormack’s pub in Abbeyville last Friday. James Hogan was presented with the top prize of €15,000 in the draw while John O’Brien, who sold the winning ticket, was also presented with his €500 promoters prize. Congratulations also to Louise Mannion, who won a prize of €200 in the confined draw.
Registration: Club Registration Night on Friday, 17th January from 8.00-9.30pm in the dressing rooms. Membership and is unchanged from last year. €90 – Adult player; €50 – Minor/College student; €30 – Non-playing Adult (+€70 extra for gym membership); €20 – Juvenile (16 & under); €90 – Family (2 adults & 2 children, capped at €100 for three or more children).
All players on all adult and juvenile teams must be paid up prior to their first match of the season with the closing date for all membership being 31st March. Membership can be paid to registrar Louise Mannion or online at www.clubforce.com
Medal Presentation: The Lorrha senior hurlers will be presented with their 2019 County League medals in the Tony Reddin Centre on Saturday 25th January at 9.00pm. The Lorrha Rovers Minors who won the North League Division 2 will also be presented with their medals. All are welcome to attend.
1989 team honoured: Lorrha’s 1989 North Tipperary Final winning team will be honoured on Saturday, January 25 in the Tony Reddin Centre. The ceremony will take place on the same night the current senior team are presented with their county League medals for 2019.