Lorrha Notes

 Work has now commenced on the railing in the new Friars Park.                                                        


C.D. Launch.

‘Virtuoso’ the highly acclaimed female vocal ensemble will perform during the launch of their new CD “Enchanted” in Roscrea Church of Ireland this Thursday night April 28th. at 8p.m. Tickets are priced at 10 euro and can be purchased on the door. The album is available in the local shops priced at 12 euro but can be purchased on the night for 10 euro. More details can be found by visiting their web site www.virtuoso.ie

Apostolic Society.

Lorrha Apostolic Society are holding a church gate collection on the week-end of Saturday 30th. April and Sunday 1st May in all three churches in the parish. Please be as generous as you can.


A reminder that all Facebook fans can now follow the Lorrha Parish website www.lorrhadorrha.ie on Facebook which came about as a request by popular demand to the web site committee. So you can now share your photo’s and comments with us anytime you want.

Summer Festival.

Knock Summer festival will take place this year from June 24th to 26th in Knock Shrine. The festival is for all people aged from 18 to 35 and the cost of the week-end is 70 euro which includes all food and accommodation. For more information contact the youth ministry on (094) 9388100 (087) 6972850 or check out www.knock-shrine.ie/youthfestival.

National Day.

The Annual St. Threse National day will be celebrated this year on Monday 2nd May 2011 in the Basilica of Our Lady Knock Shrine Co. Mayo. Further information from Celine at (01) 8387281.

Development A.G.M.

Lorrha Development Association regret that they have had to postpone the A.G.M. which was planned for this week. The meeting will take place in the near future. Watch this space for details.

Summer Camp.

Busy bodies summer camp will take place in Killeen N.S. starting July 4th for four weeks finishing July 29th. Ages from 3 years up to 12 years. Starting time is 9.30a.m. to 3.00p.m. Please bring packed lunch. Family reductions numbers limited so book early. Further information and forms can be got in Kelly’s shop rathcabbin or Mahers Lorrha or call Ann at (057) 9121842 or (087) 9625218.

Well Done.

Congratulations is extended to Pakie O’Brien The Pike Rathcabbin who won the Longford open County loy digging championship recently. We wish Pakie the best of luck in the National event next September. Well done Pakie.


The Annual General Meeting of St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association will take place this Wednesday 27th April at 2.30pm in St. Ruadhan’s Community Hall Lorrha. It would be appreciated if as many members as possible attended. Some members have held various committee roles since the Association was formed and have worked extremely hard and now deserve a break.

Dance Reminder.

A dance will be held in the Town Hall Portumna on Friday 29th April from 9.00pm to 12.00pm in memory of Anne Patterson from Portumna who always enjoyed her social outings. Music by Pat & Richie. Refreshments will be served. Admission €10.00. All proceeds to Galway Hospice.


FETAC certified training suitable for beginners and open to everybody. Participants will receive from FAS a training allowance equivalent to their social welfare payment. Contact Kay Hanley South East Galway IRD Ltd. Abbey St. Portumna or by phone at (090) 9759092.

Writers in Portumna.

The Irish Writers’ Centre present authors John Connolly Alex Barclay and Kevin Barry who will read from their thrillers/novels and discuss the art of reading and writing on Thursday May 5th in the Shannon Oaks Hotel at 7.30p.m. Admission 5 euro and all are welcome.

Gospel Choir.

A concert featuring Galway’s Gospel Choir and Portumna’s Omna Singers will take place on Friday May 6th in St. Brigid’s Church Portumna at 8.30p.m. All are welcome. Admission is 5 euro or a donation.