Lorrha Notes

Well  Done George.

Congratulations is extended to George Harding Lorrha who won the Tipperary Juvenile Badminton Championship Doubles under 11 years recently in Templemore. Former Lorrha postman Paddy Corrigan and his wife Breda are George’s coach in Gurteen College and his badminton partner on the day was Ryan Hogan. Both young men gave a great display of skill and fitness which was the winning combination required to win this award. Well done lads and in particular our own parish man George.

Lenten Journey.

Parishioners of Lorrha & Dorrha are invited to attend a service of prayer and reflection based on the theme of healing on Ash Wednesday February 17th. in St. Ruadhan’s Church Lorrha at 7.30p.m. Blessing and distribution of ashes will also take place.

Charity Night.

Friday night February 26th. has been chosen by Rathcabbin Players to stage the hit comedy “Rumors” for the very last time with the proceeds from this final performance going to the victims of the Haiti disaster and as we all know they very much need our help and support still. If you haven’t had a chance up to now to see this comedy well this is your opportunity with doors opening at 8.00p.m. and curtains up at 8.30p.m. sharp. Booking is a must though to (087) 2360096 between 5 00p.m. and 8.30p.m. only please.

Birthday Greetings.

Congratulations and best wishes is extended to Violet Harding Lorrha on the occasion of her 65th. birthday on February 8th. Love and best wishes comes to you Violet to the best Mam in North Tipp from Henry Arleen Edwin Zelda and Alison. And all of us who know you Violet wish you many happy returns and hope you had a good one.


The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will leave Shannon on Saturday June 26th. returning on Thursday July 1st. Cost this year is €685. Booking forms from CARA / Joe Walsh Tours 143 Baggot St. Dublin 2. Telephone (01) 2410810. A limited number of Sick Pilgrims will be accommodated in the Sanctury of Lourdes at a cost of €552. Applications for sick pilgrims only to Fr. Tom Ryan Pilgrimage Director SS John and Paul Presbytery Shannon Co. Clare. Phone (061) 364133.

Final Reminder.

Lorrha Lord Mayer Candidate Joe Dolan is holding a fundraising Poker Classic in The Last Chance Rathcabbin on Saturday night coming February 20th. at 9.00p.m. sharp.
One of the many prizes on the night will be a hamper sponsored by Donie O’Meara Portumna. There will be many more spot prizes also up for grabs. Tickets are on sale from Joe and from the members of his committee Mark Mannion Ann Coughlan Trish O’Donoghue Jane Bilton Paul Houlihan Willie Rigney Eugene Kennedy Sean Lambe Sammy Killeen Mike Young. Watch out for a forthcoming auction details of which will be announced shortly. Lorrha Development Association ask you to support this venture by Joe and his committee. Watch out for a Auction of fuel and fodder in McCormack’s pub in Abbeyville and a Texas Hold ‘Em in O’Meara’s Portumna both coming up shortly.

21st. Celebrations.

Congratulations and best wishes is extended to Orla Kennedy Rathcabbin on the occasion of her 21st. birthday. Orla celebrated the occasion over the week-end with family and friends in the County Arms Hotel. Well done Orla.

Good Luck.

Best of luck to Elaine Hough (Ballyea) and her team mates in UL who contest the Ashbourne camogie shield semi-final against NUIG this Saturday coming the 20th. in Cork. UL had a hard fought two point victory over UCC two weeks ago to earn them this place in the semi. Last week-end Elaine helped the Tipperary Intermediate camogie team to a very good start to the league campaign when they beat Antrim 2.10 to 0.4 in a tough game that saw Elaine score a point to help Tipp into their next meeting with Kilkenny. Well done Elaine.

New Arrival.

Rathcabbin Players wish to extend congratulations and best wishes to two former members George and Paula (Molloy) Killeen Meelick on the birth of their daughter Louise recently. Delighted to hear your good news. Well done to all three.

Texas Hold ‘Em.

Lorrha Lord Mayor candidate Theresa Dunne is holding a fundraising Texas Hold ‘Em card game on Sunday February 28th. in the Clonwyn Portumna. Registration at 3.00p.m. for a 4.00p.m. start. For details contact Brendan on (087) 6758729 or Keith on (087) 7276155. .Lorrha. Development Association ask you to support this venture by Theresa and her committee. Ticket’s are now on sale also for the forthcoming Barn dance on Saturday March 6th. at the Ferry Inn which is all part of the fundraising Lord Mayor campaign.


Congratulations to baby Leah Alanna Delaney daughter of Robert Delaney and Mary Walsh Rathcabbin who was christened on Sunday last. The couple held a party for friends and family in ‘The Last Chance ‘afterwards.

St. Patrick’s Day.

Planning is in progress for the Lorrha St. Patrick’s Day Parade and to organise the event a meeting will be held in the Hall this Thursday night the 18th. at 8.00p.m. Anyone interested in helping is welcome to attend.

“Be The Change”.

An Gáirdín Organic and Ecology Centre Portumna are holding an “Be the Change Symposium” on Wednesday 24th. February from 7.30 to 10.00p.m. The symposium helps us to look at the most pressing issues at this time ecological justice and spiritual issues. Through the use of film clips and video the symposium presents the greatest thinkers and leaders of our time. It helps us to understand our present situation and offers us hope and some practical steps we can take. For further information contact (090) 9741689 or gairdin@gmail.com.

Parish Web Site.

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