Lorrha Notes

World Title Comes To Lorrha.

Congratulations and best wishes is extended to Colm Corcoran Grange on securing a gold medal in the world skills competition in mechanics. The awards ceremony which took place in Canada recently yielded Gold for the young Lorrha man when he scored the highest ever achieved in mechanics a whopping 93 was a near perfect result from him. A student of Waterford Institute of Technology Colm is son of Barbara and Joe and is employed by Al Hayes Volkswagon dealers in Portumna. One of eleven young people who traveled to Calgary to compete in various trades and in search of gold silver and bronze all their tools were shipped over to the Canadian capital for the event. This is an enormous achievement for Colm who already has the much coveted EoroSkills gold medal which he picked up in Holland last year. Well done Colm.

Lord Mayor Launch.

Lorrha Development Association is about to undertake a Lord Mayor campaign to help raise funds to renovate and convert to a park the area to the rear of the two housing estates in the village which is presently overgrown and out of control. To be known as ‘Friars Park’ it will have a green area for children to play in safely and it will also have an area where people can walk or just sit and relax in. When complete the park will be a major benefit to everyone both parishioners and visitors who wish to use it. However the work will be costly and the Development Association are presently applying for funding from Leader towards the costs involved in converting this piece of waste ground into a pleasant park for all to enjoy.
Congratulations and well done to the Lord Mayor candidates who have agreed to help raise funds towards this huge undertaking.
The launch of the Lord Mayor campaign will take place 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.

Date for your Diary.

Lorrha Development Association are holding a meeting on Thursday night 17th. September at 8.00p.m. in Lorrha Hall. All are welcome.

Redwood Castle Mass.

The annual Mass in Redwood Castle will take place on Friday night 18th. at 8.00p.m. All are invited.

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.


Lorrha to Nenagh (Tuesday & Saturday – Out 10.00AM and return 2.00PM)

Lorrha to Roscrea (Thursday & Saturday – Out 10.00AM and return 2.00PM)

Lorrha to Birr (Friday Evening – Out 7.00PM and return 10.00PM)

Lorrha to Kiltormer (Wednesday Evening – Out 7.00PM and return 10.00PM)

Lorrha to Moatfield (Wednesday Afternoon – St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association 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 No. 067 27088
or contact Ken Daly direct Mobile No. 087 627 3177

Night Classes.

Adult Education night classes will commence in Borrisokane community college on Monday 28th. September. Further details from Eileen at (067) 27268 or (067) 27808.

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.

Arts Festival.

Portumna Shorelines Arts Festival is for all age groups and will take place from the 17th. to 20th. with dancing singing writing drama etc. There will be a Sunday concert with Anúna at 7.30p.m. Portumna Church. Details from (087) 2931055. Enrole now for Portumna youth theatre aged 12 to 18 with Alma at (086) 3196159. There will be an art exhibition and book sale in Portumna Nunnery from the 18th. to 20th. from 12 noon to 4.00p.m. daily.

Angling Club.

Lorrha / Rathcabbin Angling Club are holding the final round of the final round of the Pete Boylett Memorial Perpetual trophy trout competition this coming Sunday 20th. September from 2 to 6.00p.m. Meeting at the Portumna and district angling club grounds.

Well Deserved Place in Final.

Congratulations to Lorrha Senior Hurlers who had a well deserved victory over Kildangan in the semi-final of the Seamus O’Riain cup on Sunday last in Nenagh in a hard fought game. We wish the lads well in the final.

Parish Web Site.

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