Lorrha Notes

Tidy Towns.

Many congratulations is extended to Lorrha Development Association on winning a Endeavour Award and E500 in the Tidy Towns Competition. The increase in marks was a whopping 18 up from 246 last year to 264 this time round gained on all ten categories mentioned with wildlife and roads streets and back areas gaining 4 points each. Well done to the small group of people who turn out week after week without any complaints to dig sow weed water clean paint repair and pick litter to help achieve this result and to the people in the village who also help in so many other ways like keeping their area litter free etc. You truly show pride in your village and this pride of place hasn’t gone unnoticed at National level. Special thanks to Arnold for supplying the refreshments after the evenings work is done and to scheme worker Michael for his contribution.
The full report can be viewed on the parish website www.lorrhadorrha.ie under Lorrha Development on the menu or copies are available in the local shops.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association.

Our weekly session will recommence this Wednesday 22nd September 2010 after our summer break. Emma Stanley the Chiropodist will be in attendance that day. Transport is available. New members are always welcome. Do please drop in for a cup of tea and a chat. Our weekly meetings are held each Wednesday in St. Ruadhan’s Community Hall Lorrha from 2.30pm to 4.30pm.

Rathcabbin Street Party.

Rathcabbin Invites you to All-Ireland Celebration Street Party to welcome home our heroes Patrick Bonner Maher Ciaran Hough and Ken Hogan on Friday 24th. September. Music by Johnny B ‘Premier Rap’ and the Boogymen in Rathcabin at 6.30p.m. Special guest appearance by the big straw man.


A D.V.D. of the Episcopal Ordination of Kieran O’Reilly SMA Bishop of Killaloe at SS Peter and Paul Cathedral Ennis is now available and may be had by contacting Fr. Pat at (090) 9747009. Please note there will be a special Mass of welcome for the new Bishop’s visit to the Eastern part of the Diocese on Friday night 24th. at 7.30p.m. in St. Mary’s of the Rosary Church in Nenagh. There will be an opportunity to meet with the Bishop after Mass in Nenagh Parish Centre. This event is for all parishes East of the Shannon and all are welcome.

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.

Saturday 2nd October 2010 Reminder.

The Ferry Inn Lorrha are holding a Wild West Barn Dance in Aid of Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin and National Children’s Research Foundation. 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 our 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 at the Ferry Inn Lorrha.


Well done to all the Junior Cert students in the parish on their exam results and we also congratulate their teachers and parents.

Autumn Art Classes:

Sketching and art & craft for children at 2.00pm 3.30pm and 5.00pm Pencil
sketching for adults at 11.00am starting on Saturday 2nd October for 8 weeks in Bramble Art Studio Lorrha. For more information please contact
Ute: 090-9747127 or 087-9151356. Early booking advisable.