Lorrha Notes

Church News:

Please note that Mass times for the winter months will be as follows: Lorrha at 10.30a.m. commencing on Sunday 31st. Rathcabbin at 11.30 a.m. (remains unchanged) and the vigil Mass in Redwood will be at 7.30p.m. commencing on Saturday 6th. November.

Wedding Bells.

The wedding took place on Saturday October 2nd. in St. Mary’s Church Athlone of Dermot Power son of David and Jacinta Lorrha and Aisling Harrington daughter of Billy and Mary Taughmaconal Athlone.
The bride was attended by her sisters Sinead (Devery) and Frances Harrington while the bestman and groomsman was the grooms two brothers Emmet and Gerald.
The ceremony was performed by Fr. Patsy McDermott (Athlone) assisted by Fr. Joe Kennedy P.P. (Formerly Lorrha) while the church music was performed by Bernard and Patricia Coyle. Both the mother of the groom Jacinta and the mother of the bride Mary brought the offertory gifts to the altar.
Afterwards the newly weds joined with their families and friends for their reception which was held in the Sheraton Hotel Athlone before heading over to America which they chose for their honeymoon destination.
Congratulations and best wishes is extended to Dermot and Aisling for a long and happy married life together in Athlone.

Well Done.

Congratulations is extended to Niall McIntyre Portland who won gold in the Munster under 14 cross country finals which took place in Carrigadrochid Co. Cork recently. We also extend congratulations to his sister Clodagh who picked up a medal when she came 5th. in the under 10’s also in the Munster cross country. Well done Niall and Clodagh.

Lorrha Development Association.

After receiving the wonderful news recently that Lorrha Development gained the highest marks in North Tipperary eighteen overall in the recent tidy towns awards the group were also delighted to be awarded an Endeavour Award along with E500. This award is in recognition of a far greater improvement on last year’s performance. The 2009 mark of 246 was increased to 264 this year. Well done to all the workers who made this award happen. The awards will be presented at the Shannon Region Tidy Towns Awards ceremony on Monday night November 1st. in The Corn Barn Bunratty Folk Park. Congratulations Lorrha Development on a job well done.

Autumn Conference.

The 47th. Roscrea Autumn Conference will make a Field trip to the early Christian Dominican Priory and Augustinian Priory on Saturday 30th. October starting at 2.10p.m.

Lotto Winners.

Congratulations and well done to Anna May Corrigan Portland and Mary Gormally Birr the two recent winners in the Lorrha G.A.A. lotto. The numbers drawn were 2- 6- 11- 21 and they both receive E10000 each. The prize money of E20000 went unclaimed for a long number of weeks which means the new lotto has amounted to E4650. Well done ladies.


Former Parish Priest Fr. Joe Kennedy wrote the following message to the people of the parish. “I wish to take this opportunity to acknowledge with gratitude all your good wishes given in so many different ways since leaving you in September. It would be impossible and dangerous to name any individual or organization specially except to say I was overwhelmed by your generosity and your kind words of appreciation and encouragement. Apologies for not saying good-bye but I found it too difficult. I was glad of the opportunity to do so in a more relaxed atmosphere after leaving. Thanks to all who organized the different farewell functions and for your thoughtful gifts. Glad too to be able to make a contribution to the victims of the Pakistani Flood Relief Fund. Every good wishes to you all and thanks for making me feel so welcome in your midst over the past twelve years. I would like to wish Fr. Pat the very best and only hope that he will be as happy with you as I was. God Bless you all”. Fr. Joe added a footnote saying all are welcome to visit him in his house in Moneygall but not all together on the same day or night…

Parent’s Seminar.

‘Toxic Childhood’. North Tipperary County Childcare Committee are hosting a parent’s seminar on Saturday 13th. November in the Abbey Court Hotel Nenagh. The seminar will focus on the developmental needs of children. The speaker on the day is Sue Palmer author of “Toxic Childhood”. The cost is E5. To book contact North Tipperary County Childcare Committee on (067) 44886.