Lorrha Notes

  Pat & Darina Kelly invite you to the relaunch of their new look Village Store Rathcabbin with Feargal Quinn & the retail therepy group and join in the street party on Saturday 25th from 2.30p.m.
Congratulations to Tony Coen (2nd from right) the overall winner on 46 points in the Lorrha Parish Golf Outing. Tony is pictured here with his team Paddy Dermody Martin Kennedy and Gene Claffey.

Recent Wedding.

The wedding of Richard Bourke son of Richie & Bernie Lorrha and Shauna Dermody daughter of Nancy and of the late Mossie Dermody Portumna took place on Friday August 10th in St. Brigid’s Church Portumna.
The bride was attended by her sister Ann-Marie Dermody and by the grooms sister Clodagh and the brides niece Emma Hodgins. The bestman was Colin Bourke brother of the groom with another brother Darren and his friend Rory Coen groomsmen.
Two of the brides nieces Caoimhe Dermody and Lara Crotty were the two lovely little flower girls for the occasion while her nephew Oisin Connolly was Page boy / Ring bearer. The lovely ceremony was celebrated by Fr. Joe Kennedy with Church Music provided by Darran Bourke Richie Bourke Bernie Bourke Tom Gillanders. Both the mother of the groom Bernie and the mother of the bride Nancy 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 Shearwater Hotel Ballinasloe while they chose Sri Lanka and India for their honeymoon destination.
Many congratulations and best wishes is extended to Richard and Shauna for a long and happy life together as they settle into married life in Cork.

Hard luck.

Commiserations to Caoimhe Kennedy Megan O’Meara and the Tipperary Intermediate Camogie team who went down to Derry in the All-Ireland Semi-Final on Sunday last. We also extend commiserations to Bonner Maher and the Senior hurlers who were also unlucky in their semi-final with Kilkenny. Some light shone for Tipp though with the minor success in their semi-final.

Heritage Walk & Talk.

One last guided talk on Lorrha Heritage on Thursday evening 23rd. with Pat Hough. Meet at the Dominican Priory at 7p.m. The event takes place in conjunction with National Heritage Week.

An Offer From The Dominicans.

The Dominicans are offering an affordable distance learning programme in theology which can be followed either for academic credit or for personal enrichment. People study from home with occasional study days at week-ends and with the support of on-line tutors. Hundreds of people have completed some or all of the programme. If you would like to know more contact the Priory Institute Tallaght Village Dublin 24 or call (01) 4048124. Enquiries@prioryinstitute.com www.prioryinstitute.com

Parish Golf Outing.

There was a great turn out to the Lorrha Parish Golf outing and Captain Aidan McIntyre wishes to offer thanks to all who came and supported the event. The following is the results. Overall winner was Tony Coen on 46 points. Magnificent total. 2nd was Martin Guest on 42 points 3rd was Brian O’Meara on 37 points 4th was Cathal McIntyre on 37 points 5th was Seamus King on 36points. The past captain’s prize went to James O Meara on 37 points while the Presidents prize went to Martin Kennedy on 21 points.
Ladys Winners: 1st Kathleen Lynch 2nd Olive O’Meara 3rd Carmel Ryan 4th Deirdre Lane. Nearest to pin: Ladies:Olive O’Meara. Gents:Seamus King. Longest Drive: Ladies: Deirdre Lane Gents: Kevin Coughlan. Veterans: 1st. Dinny Duffy 2nd Sean Moore. SeniorCategories: Gavin Young Johnnie O’Meara Donie O’Meara.
Juveniles: 1st:Micheal Lambe 39 points 2nd:Eoin McIntyre 3rd:Johnathan Burke
4th:Mike Kennedy.

Social Dancing.

Social dancing continues every Friday night in the GAA clubhouse with dancing this Friday night to Pat and Ritchie from 9.30pm to 12.30pm.


Banagher Colaiste na Sionna is offering FETAC Level 5 in office administration. Students who successfully complete a revelant FETAC award are eligible to apply for reserved places on certain Institute of Technology courses. Further information can be had from the college. Also Sport and Recreation FETAC Level 5. On successful completion of this course students can apply to Athlone I.T. for higher certificate in Business in sport and recreation. These full time courses will commence in September and finish in May 2013. Also repeat Leaving Certificate courses 2012/2013. Contact the principal on (057) 9151323 or Fax (057) 9151755.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association.

Active Retirement Ireland are having an evening at the races in Kilbeggan on Friday 24th August. First races starts at 5.00pm. If anyone is interested in going to the races that evening please let either Betty (087 666 7374) or Nancy (087 761 3458) know as soon as possible so that we can arrange transport. There is a ‘best dressed’ competition for the ladies and the gents. This is open to Active Retirement members only.
We are currently taking names for our annual holiday which takes place on the 7th October – we will be based in The Four Seasons Hotel Carlingford for the 4 nights with trips each day including one to Belfast Titanic Centre which is well worth visiting. A non refundable deposit of €50.00 per person will be required by the beginning of September to secure your booking.

Smile Awhile.

Paddy’s Bank Loan.

A smart Irishman called Paddy walks into the Bank of Ireland in Dublin and asks for the manager. He tells the manager that he is going to Australia on business for two weeks and needs to borrow €5000.
The manager tells him that the bank will need some form of security for the loan so Paddy hands over the keys and documents of a new Ferrari parked on the street in front of the bank. He produces the Tax Book and everything checks out. The manager agrees to accept the car as collateral for the loan.

The bank’s General Manager and its officers all enjoy a good laugh at the rough looking Irishman for using a €120000 Ferrari as collateral against a €5000 loan. An employee of the bank then drives the Ferrari into the bank’s underground garage and parks it there.
Two weeks later Paddy returns repays the €5000 and the interest which comes to €15.41.
The manager says "Sir we are very happy to have had your business and this transaction has worked out very nicely but we are a little puzzled. While you were away we checked you out and found that you are a multi millionaire after your recent win in the National Lotto. What puzzles us is why would you bother to borrow

Paddy replies: "Where else in Dublin can I park my car for two weeks for only €15.41 and expect it to be there undamaged and perfectly safe when I return:"

Ah the mind of the Irishman….