Photo shows Councillor MIchael O Meara (Ind) with the Former Governor of Mounjoy Prison Mr. John Lonergan. Mr Lonergan is the guest speaker at a Community Alert Seminar to be held in Carrig Hall on Wednesday night 13th of October at 7pm. The topics for discussions will include safety in rural communities isolation and elder abuse. The seminar will also include speakers from the HSE Muintir Na Tire and An Garda Siochana. This Seminar is being organise by both Lorrha and Carrig/Riverstown Community Alert. Large crowd expected so do come early.Refreshments afterwards.
Late Nuala Hogan.
The funeral Mass for the late Nuala Hogan formally Roden Rathcabbin will take place in Rathcabbin Church on Saturday October 9th. at 12 noon with burial of ashes in Lorrha cemetery afterwards. May she rest in peace.
The Annual General Meeting of Rathcabbin Players will take place on Monday night October 11th. in Rathcabbin Hall at 8.30p.m. All interested are asked to attend and new faces will be very welcome.
A mighty fine hoe-down was had by all who attended the Wild West Barn Dance at
The Ferry last Saturday night. A huge crowd came out in force decked to the
nines in their best wild west tucker to support Crumlin Childrens Hospital
Foundation and Research Centre. Everyone on the night was rewarded with a mouth
watering BBQ campside and an energetic performance by THE band of the moment The
JD’s who had the crowd swinging from the rafters. All agreed on the night that
the west is awake alive and kicking despite the sorry mess that the country is
in! The committee of Theresa Dunne Walker Ann Moore Deirdre Dermody Linda
Carty Orla Kelly and Mary Walsh are delighted to announce that the very generous
support of one and all resulted in a fantastic total of E4000 making its way to
Crumlin Kids to help sick children and their families. That would not have been
possible without a great gang of people volunteering their time and good spirit
to pull out all the stops so special thanks to you all you know who you are!
Sincere thanks is also extended to the following sponsors for amazing prizes
given the economic climate: The Muckross Park Hotel Killarney The Ferry Bar and
Restaurant Simon Dagg-Moorview Accountancy Practice Melissa Hogan-Eternal
Beauty & Skin Care Centre Portumna The Gauntlet Paint Ball Centre Terryglass
Pallas Karting Tynagh Turoe Pet Farm Loughrea Portumna Golf Club and Austin
Martin Electricians. So cowboys and cowgals be sure to hang your hats somewhere safe as we are planning to make this an annual event yeehaw!
The winner of the voucher for a stay in Muckross House Killarney was Bernadette McDonagh and lady luck was smiling on her twice that night as she also won the Best Dressed Lady (judged by the clapometer!) so she received a voucher for a pamper day sponsored by Eternal Beauty with Melissa Hogan. The best dressed man on the night was Steve West who won a days golfing kindly sponsored by Portumna Golf Club. The runners up won a bottle of pink champagne each sponsored by Simon Dagg of Moorview Accountancy Practice. The winner of the sellers prize for ticket sales was Yvonne Claffey who received E100. So a great night for fantastic prizes!
Rathcabbin Hall Committee will resume with the progressive 25 card game on Thursday October 7th. at 9.00p.m. sharp. All are welcome.
Lorrha Development Association is compiling a full list of all who served as officers of the committee over the last 25 years. This is a very important research project where we do not wish to omit anyone so we are depending on past officers to come forward so as to establish a correct and accurate account. Please contact Kathleen on (085) 2455902 as soon as possible and give her full details such as position held and if possible the year. The co-operation of all involved is vital for the success of this project.
Youth Club Grants.
Application forms and guidelines for Youth Club Grant Schemes are now available from North Tipperary VEC website www.tippnorthvec.ie or phone Youth Officer on (067) 31845. Closing date is 4p.m. on 29th. October.
Angling Club News.
Lorrha/Rathcabbin Angling club are holding a pike competition on Sunday coming the 10th. October from Portumna fishing club grounds from 2.00 to 5.00p.m. Entry fee is E10 and E5 for children. Weather permitting. Further information from James at (087) 2031798.
St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association.
Since St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association was formed 5 years ago it has grown in strength each year. We currently have 76 members varying in age from early 50’s to early 90’s. To celebrate our 5th anniversary we are holding a tea dance in St. Ruadhan’s Community Hall Lorrha on Sunday 10th October 2010 from 5.30pm to 9.00pm. Music will be provided by Richie and Pat. Refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome to come and join in the celebrations.
As part of St. Brendan’s Community school 30th. anniversary celebrations a reunion of all past camogie players and partners is being organized for Sunday 24th. October in the County Arms Hotel Birr commencing at 8.30p.m. sharp. Tickets costing E20.00 each are now available from Sportswear Direct Main St. Birr.
Congratulations is extended to the Minor lads on their two point victory over Carrick Swans in the Co. Semi-Final on Sunday last. Well done lads.
Lorrha N.S. faired very well in the recent athletics which was held in Thurles and we congratulate all the students who participated. In the group section for 5th. & 6th. girls Michaela Hogan Maeve O’Meara and Fiona Molloy took 1st place while Fiona Molloy took the individual first prize. In the group section for 3rd. and 4th. girls Clodagh McIntyre Mary Houlihan and Julia Boons had a good placing while Clodagh McIntyre took gold in the individual category.
A monastic week-end for single women aged 22 to 38 years will be held at St. Joseph’s Carmelite Monastery Tallow Co. Waterford from Friday 22nd. To Sunday 24th. October 2010. Phone (058) 56205 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Alert Seminar.
Mr. John Lonergan former Governor Mountjoy Prison is the guest speaker at a Community Alert Seminar to be held in Carrig Hall on Wednesday night 13th of October at 7pm. The topics for discussions will include safety in rural communities isolation and elder abuse. The seminar will also include speakers from the HSE Muintir Na Tire and An Garda Siochana. This Seminar is being organise by both Lorrha and Carrig/Riverstown Community Alert. Large crowd expected so do come early. Refreshments afterwards.