Lorrha Notes

North Tipperary Community Services.

Lorrha Parent Toddler and Baby Group re-opens after the Summer holidays on Thursday’s from 10.30am – 12 noon in Lorrha Community Centre.
Rathcabbin Parent Toddler and Baby Group have also resumed their morning activities on Tuesday’s from 11am to 12.30pm. Parents with babies and toddlers are welcome.
Enquiries: Marian/Brigid Community Mothers Programme @ 067 41922

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.

Hospice Fundraiser.

A cheque for €6035 was handed over by Denis Maher and Eamon Mannion to local man Fintan Dolan on Saturday night last in the Friars Tavern Lorrha for the Milford Hospice in Limerick. The money was raised locally by a group of people by holding such events as a sponsored walk and BBQ . Fintan who was accompanied by his wife Mary and members of his family thanked everyone who contributed and helped in whatever way to raise the money.

Night Vigil.

There will be a night vigil to Knock Shrine on Saturday September 12th. (organised by Legion of Mary). Bus leaves Rathcabbin at 4.30p.m. Vigil is from 9.p.m. to 12 midnight. Cost is €20 child €10. Contact Gertie at (090) 9747080 or Betty at (057) 9139085.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association.

Our weekly meetings have commenced on Wednesday’s at 2.30pm in the GAA Clubhouse Moatfield. New members are very welcome. There is transport available which will pick you up from your homes and take you back. Should you require any further information please contact either Betty Houlihan on 087 666 7374 (Mobile) / 05791 39085 (Home) or Nancy White 087 761 3458 (Mobile) / 090 97 47922 (Home).


Carrigahorig Development Association would like to thank all who donated so generously to their recent fundraising golf classic held in Portumna golf club. Many wonderful prizes were also sponsored and the committee very much appreciate this gesture. Over thirty teams participated a number of which travelled long distances to support us. By all accounts a most enjoyable day was had by all and thankfully the weather was kind to us. Without the assistance of Portumna Golf Club it would have been impossible to host the event. A very sincere thank you to all of the staff who were so helpful before and during the event. We look forward to many more golf classics in the future and meeting everyone again.
The following are the prize winners: 1st. Michael Glynn Ollie Glynn Mary Kelly P.J. Kenny. 2nd. Francis McClearn Frank Ford Francis Hynes Joan Hynes. 3rd. Alan Hayes Martin Quinn John O’Gorman Martin Carty. 4th. Sean McDonagh Kevin Donnellan Gerard Donnellan Michael Donnellan.

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.

Birthday Greetings.

Congratulations and best wishes is extended to Liam Kennedy Lorrha on the occasion of his 50th. birthday. A party to mark the occasion was held in the Ferry Inn on Saturday night. Well done Liam and many happy returns.

Fundraiser Reminder.

A fundraising Damien Ryan Memorial Poker Classic will take place this Friday night September 11th. in the Yanks Bar Borrisokane. Registration is at 9p.m. with a starting time at 9.30p.m. Admission €30. If you register before 9p.m. you will get 1000 extra chips. Prize money is €1500 pro rata. All proceeds will be presented to AWARE. Ticket’s are available from Sullivan’s shop in Ardcroney from Catherine Power (087) 3297141 or Eugene Ryan at (087) 6210747. People who do not wish to play will be entered into a draw for a stay in a four star hotel in Galway.

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.

End of a Landmark.

The once popular landmark the Anglers Rest pub on the Banagher road from Rathcabbin was destroyed by fire in the early hours of Monday morning last. Flames were fanned into the night sky by the strong breeze while three units of the Fire Brigade fought hard to bring the flames under control. The entire building was completely gutted in a matter of minutes.


The National Grandparents Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine will take place this year next Sunday 13th. September. Further information available from www.nationalgrandparentspilgrimage.com

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