Lorrha Notes

Congratulations to Annie and Rita Coughlan Rathcabbin who were recent winners of the Lorrha GAA
Lotto and were presented with their winnings last week-end. They are pictured here with extended family members. Well done also to Darina Kelly who won the promoters prize.

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Sympathy is extended to Mary and Sean Lane Lordspark and to Pat and Patsy Hoctor Sharraghduff and extended families members on the death of a brother and nephew Michael Ryan Killeen Birr which occurred on Tuesday 18th. After funeral Mass in St. Brendan’s Church Birr on Friday last burial took place in Clonoghill Cemetery. May he rest in peace.
Sympathy is extended to Michelle Keenaghan and family Lorrha on the death of her aunt Mary Hogan Tullamore. Burial took place on Friday last 21st in Tullamore. May she rest in peace.

Important Meeting.

A meeting was held in the Community Hall Lorrha last week to introduce a very innovative programme called “Ireland Reaching Out”. The meeting which was hosted by Lorrha Development Association was received with enthusiasm by an attendance very representative of the parish and a decision was taken to hold a further meeting this Thursday night the 27th September at 8p.m. and again the venue is Lorrha Community Hall. This programme offers many opportunities to all our parishioners and we encourage as many as possible to attend.

Local Lotto Winners.

Congratulations is extended to mother and daughter Annie and Rita Coughlan Rathcabbin who were the lucky winners of the Lorrha GAA lotto recently. The ladies scooped the jackpot of €19750 and were presented with their cheque’s on Saturday night last in Kelly’s “The Last Chance” bar in Rathcabbin. Darina Kelly was presented with the promoters cheque for €300 also. All three ladies revealed they already had the money spent! Well done ladies.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement.

On Wednesday 12th September we enjoyed a great summer outing to Salthill. We had lunch at the Galway Bay Hotel followed by a trip to the city shops. We did proceeded to have dinner at the Galleon. A most enjoyable day and as usual for our outings when Nancy booked she also booked the sunshine.
We continue to meet at 2.30a.m. on Wednesday at the village hall. Do come and join us.

Social Dancing.

Social dancing continues every Friday night in the GAA clubhouse with dancing this Friday night to Tony Nugent from 9.30pm to 12.30pm.

Autumn Art Classes

Art & Craft for children on Saturdays at 3.30pm and 5.00pm Pencil Drawing for children over 10 at 11.00am in Bramble Art Studio Lorrha. Starting on 6th October for 8 weeks . For more information please contact Ute on 090-9747127 0r 087-9151356. Early booking advisable.

Smile Awhile.

Many aspects of human sexuality are puzzling. Take celibacy for example.

This can be a choice in life or a condition imposed by environmental factors.

While attending a Marriage Encounter Weekend Tony and Julie listened to the instructor declare ‘It is essential that husbands and wives know the things that are important to each other.’

He addressed the men. ‘Can you each name and describe your wife’s favourite flower?’

Tony leaned over touched Julie’s arm gently and whispered

‘White Wings Self-Raising isn’t it luv?’

Thus began Tony’s life of celibacy.