Lorrha Notes


Recent Wedding.

Jennifer Hough daughter of James and Nora Ballyea Rathcabbin and Brian O’Dowd son of Michael and Theresa Glenamaddy Co. Galway were joined in matrimony on Saturday August 22nd. in the church of the Most Holy Redeemer Redwood.
The bride was attended by her sister Ann while the bestman was John O’Dowd brother of the groom.
Niece and nephew of the bride Ben Hough and Ellie O’Duffy carried out the duty of page boy and flower girl respectively. Fr. Joe Kennedy P.P. (Lorrha) celebrated the ceremony. Both the brides mother Nora and the grooms mother Theresa 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 Meadow Court Hotel Loughrea before flying out to Mauritius on their honeymoon.
Congratulations and best wishes is extended to Jennifer and Brian for a long and happy life together as they settle down to married life in Tuam Co. Galway.


Fintan Dolan and family Curragha wish to thank sincerely everyone who helped in the recent fundraising venture for Milford Hospice. Many thanks to all who bought and sold sponsorship and participated in events. A special word of thanks to the organizers and to all who supported in whatever way. The Dolan family will be forever grateful to each and everyone. Fintan and Mary delivered the cheque last week to the Hospice who will no doubt have many uses for it.

Lord Mayor Launch.

Lorrha Development Association will launch it’s Lord Mayor campaign on Saturday night the 26th. at 9.30p.m. in the Ferry Inn and all are invited to attend. There will be music song and dance by local talent and also present will be the “Down Your Way” presenter Eamonn O’Dwyer to record a programme for Tipp F.M.

Computer Course.

An evening computer course for absolute beginners and Intermediates is starting soon at the IRD Centre in Portumna on a first come first served basis. For further information call (090) 9741867.

Ploughing Championships.

Best wishes are extended to John and Joe Slattery Michael Hogan Raymond Hogan Keith Sullivan Pakie O’Brien and Dessie Clancy who are representing North Tipperary at the National Ploughing Championships in Athy this week. The North Tipperary Ploughing Association are hoping to run a Noivce Competition for anyone who may be interested in starting ploughing and would like to compete at county level with a view to representing your county at National Level. It is anticipated that this event will take place soon. If you are interseted and would like more information please contact Lisa Smyth 086 3185286.

Lorrha Gain 5.

While the tidy towns report gave our village an extra five marks in this years competition there is so much more room for improvement which is clearly spelled out in the adjudication report a copy of which can be picked up in Mahers shop. The condition of the back of the lovely Grotto has once again raised it’s head in the report. Also mentioned is the untidy gate entrances to the two fields beside and opposite the hall. However the report is welcoming and pleasant and we are delighted and encouraged by many remarks that were made. Congratulations and well done to everyone involved. The adjudication took place on June 23rd. unfortunately before members of Lorrha Development got down to the painting tasks around the village which if had been completed would have increased our marks even further.

Diary Reminder.

The Lourdes Diocesan Autumn Pilgrimage will leave Shannon Airport on Tuesday 22nd. September and return on Sunday 27th. Sept. The cost this year is €660. This is the cheapest pilgrimage price to Lourdes this year. Booking forms are available from Joe Walsh Tours 143 Lr. Baggott St. Dublin 2. or by calling (01) 2410810.

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 3rd October for 8 weeks in Bramble Art Studio Lorrha. For more information please contact Ute: 090-9747127 or 087-9151356. Early booking advisable.

North Tipp Transport.

The North Tipperary Rural Transport is Lorrha to Nenagh Tuesday and Saturday Lorrha to Roscrea Thursday and Saturday Lorrha to Birr Friday evenings Lorrha to Kiltormer Wednesday evenings Lorrha to Moatfield on Wednesday afternoons to St. Ruadhan’s active retirement get together. All the above services are from door to door. Travel passes are accepted on all services. Should you not have a travel pass there will be a small charge.
If you require transport please contact Louise Duddy at the North Tipperary LEADER Partnership Office Borrisokane – Telephone 067 27088 or contact Ken Daly direct Mobile No. 087 627 3177

Table Quiz.

Aine O’Shea is the granddaughter of Billy and Mary Ann Hogan Derry Rathcabbin and she is undertaking a fundraising walk for the charity ‘Children At Risk In Ireland’. Aine is presently raising funds and she will be holding a table quiz in Kelly’s Bar Rathcabbin on Friday night the 25th. at 9.00p.m. Ken Hogan will be the quizmaster and all you need to enter is €10. Table of four is the usual. So Aine invites you to C’mon down for a fun filled night in Kelly’s Bar on the 25th.

Photo’s Required.

Anyone with photo’s for publication in the Lorrha Parish Calendar 2010 and who are willing to loan them is asked to contact Mary at 9747972 Nancy at 9747922 Louis at (086) 8493595 Rose at (086) 8647166 or any member of the Lorrha Development Committee as soon as possible please. All photo’s will be returned.

Trad Sessions.

Kelly’s Rathcabbin are holding Irish Traditional Music sessions every two weeks and the next session coincides with Arthur Guinness 250th. anniversary on Thursday night the 24th. All are welcome to come and sit relax and enjoy or anyone who wishes to sing dance or play will be very welcome to do so.

Parish Web Site.

Visit the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie for all the latest news in the parish.

Birr Theatre.

Common Ground is an artist group exhibition which opens on Friday October 2nd. at 7.00p.m. Silver screen ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ is also showing on Friday 2nd. Tuesday 6th. Film club with ‘The Class’. Friday 9th. The Furey’s and Davy Arthur make their second visit to Birr Theatre by popular demand. Tuesday 13th. Film club ‘ Baader Meinhof Complex’. Saturday 17th. Mend and Makedo Theatre Company present ‘ We Once Sang Like Other Men’. Tuesday 20th. Film club ‘ Waveriders’. Friday 23rd. to Sunday 25th. Birr Stage Guild hosts One Act Drama Festivals. Tuesday 27th. Film club ‘ Lemon Tree’. Wednesday 28th. to Saturday 31st. the 3rd. annual ‘Hullabaloo’. Offaly’s Children’s Arts Festival. Sunday November 1st. Opera UK A Night At The Opera.
Box office hours is Monday to Friday from 1 to 5.30p.m. Call (057) 9122911.