Lorrha Notes

Recent Wedding.

The wedding took place on Friday 6th August in The Church of the Holy Redeemer Redwood of Fionnuala Cahalan daughter of Patrick and Kathleen Lordspark Rathcabbin and Diarmuid O’Crowley originally of Co. Wicklow son of Kevin O’Crowley and Jacqui Barry O’Crowley. The bride was attended by her two sisters Mairead and Roisin Cahalan while the bestman was Tadhg O’Crowley brother of the groom with groomsman Keith Harris friend of the groom. The grooms nephew Four year old Aaron O’Neill was page boy while seven year old Aine Whelan and nine year old Emer Thompson both cousins of the bride were the lovely flowergirls.
Both the brides mother Kathleen and the grooms mother Jacqui brought the offertory gifts to the altar where the ceremony was performed by Fr. Joe Kennedy P.P. with the church music performed by Darran Bourke. The readings of the ceremony were by Michael Cahalan and Noelle Barry.
Afterwards the newly weds joined with their families and friends for their reception which was held in The Abbey Court Hotel Nenagh before leaving for Mexico and Las Vegas on their honeymoon.
Congratulations and many good wishes is extended to Fionnuala and Diarmuid for many long and happy years together as they settle down to married life in Galway City.

Harvest Festival.

The annual harvest thanksgiving festival will take place on Sunday night October 3rd. at 7.30p.m. in St. Ruadhan’s C.O.I. Lorrha. The collection on the night will go to the Pakistani Flood Relief fund. Tea and refreshments will be served in the hall afterwards and all are welcome.

National Trails Day.

Inaugural Walk of the Hymany Way will take place from the Square Portumna on Sunday October 3rd. at 11.00a.m. For further details contact Eric at SE Galway IRD on (090) 9741867

Calling All Past Officers.

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.

First Friday.

This coming Friday October 1st. is the First Friday of the month. Mass will be celebrated in Lorrha at 9.30a.m. and in Rathcabbin at 8.00p.m. Confessions will be heard beforehand.
Sunday October 3rd. is Day for Life. The Irish Catholic Bishops have issued a Pastoral Letter entitled ‘Lord for Your faithful people life is changed not ended’.


Well done to the Minor hurling team captained by Sean Duggan on their one point win in the North Final over Portroe on Saturday last in Borrisokane. We extend the best of luck to the team in the County Semi-Final v Carrick Swans this coming week-end. Well done lads.

Great Party.

Our parish heroes Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher Ciaran Haugh and under 21 manager Ken Hogan brought the cups to the parish last Friday. They visited the three schools in the parish and received a massive welcome from both pupils and staff and indeed even finding it difficult to get away from them. They then paid a visit to St. Kieran’s nursing home at the Pike where some of the Lorrha hurling greats from yesteryear like Michael O’Meara of Blakefield who won a SHC medal with Lorrha in 1948 is resident. Also there is Sean O’Meara who has a string of medals including one with Tipperary. Visiting were members of that very same team from ’48 Billy Hogan and Tom Lambe and topping it all off was the visit also of Lorrha & Tipperary goalkeeper great Tony Reddin who resides in Banagher. After all were well treated and cared for by Matt John and his staff Bonner then took the cups to the home of Shane Broderick the famous Lorrha jockey. Darina Des and Rathcabbin Development laid on a massive party for Bonner Ciaran and the cups later in the night with people traveling from all over to have their photographs taken and their jersey’s and caps autographed by our two parish heroes. Well done lads you did your parish and your club proud.

Grant Scheme.

This is the final year of the Energy Grant Scheme and with that in mind an information evening will take place on Wednesday night 29th. at 7.30p.m. in the Abbey Court Hotel Nenagh. For further information contact (067) 44671 or www.servecommunity.ie

Monastic Week-End.

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 carmeltallow@eircom.net.

Barn Dance Fundraiser.

Wild West Barn Dance in Aid of Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin and National Children’s Research Foundation will take place on Saturday this Saturday night October 2nd. At The Ferry Inn Lorrha. Grab your cowboy hats and head on over to the Ferry Inn where Teresa and her posse will be laying on a rootin tootin shindig! On the night there will be a mighty fine 50 foot marquee fully decked out as a genuine barn complete with saloon! Live music will be The JD’s on the big stage who guarantee to have ya’ll swinging from the rafters! Fill your boots with our free BBQ and round off the night with a hoe-down to the thigh slapping tunes of DJ Gavin! Tickets €15 which includes free entry into a draw for a Luxury weekend for two to the 5Star Muckross Park Hotel Killarney valued at €700 yee-haw! Tickets on sale NOW locally also available in Ladies Day Boutique and on the door on the night so round ’em up and move ’em out cowboy! Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin is an acute paediatric teaching hospital with 243 beds employing 1200 staff. It is Ireland’s largest paediatric hospital and is responsible for the provision of the majority of tertiary care services for children and medical research for childhood illnesses in Ireland The benefits of supporting are many—knowing your support could change a child’s life and supporting life saving research. Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin and National Children’s Research Foundation are doing everything in their power to help sick children.
• They support the care for over 100000 patients every year.
• They support the purchase of equipment for life saving surgeries on the smallest and most vulnerable of our citizens.
• They ensure that staff have the very best to treat massive injuries on little bodies.
• Their researchers invented treatments that 20 years ago people would have dismissed as science fiction.
Your support leads to discoveries that mean less pain for children a higher survival rate and less time in hospital. Your support continues to help fund life-changing equipment and facilities and enables them to attract the best doctors researchers and nurses in the world. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on Sat 2nd October at the Wild West Barn Dance!
Mental Health Meeting.
Positive Mental Health evening will be held in Upperchurch Community Hall on Thursday 30th. September at 6.30p.m. For further information contact (067) 44648 or (087) 6350150.

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.


Rathcabbin Development Association wishes to thank the following people who made the party celebrations for the three parish heroes such a success.
Many thanks to Bonner Ciaran and Ken to Sean O’Meara for the Disco Pauric Morris for the trailer Tom and Martina Duffy for the giant straw man to Eamonn Smyth Liam Lewis Trevor Hogan for moving of same Richard Needham for Marquee James Donoghue for the band road signs and decorating duties. Pauric Kennedy of All-Flags for providing the bunting and banner Denise Clancy and Samantha Kelly for the food Michael McPartlin for the fire works Noel Hogan of Premier Plant Hire for the outdoor lights and generator Shane Brophy for organizing the cups and medal holders Martin Kennedy for tractor and Harry Houlihan for his car Patrick Hough for the use of his blue & yellow pick up Martin & Mark Kennedy and Willie Delaney for traffic control Keith Brady and James for electrics Joe Dolan and Hubert Hogan for their humorous speeches and everybody who attended to make the street party such a success. Go mbeirimid beo ar an am seo aris !!!