Lorrha Notes

North Tipperary Community Services.

Rathcabbin Parent Toddler and Baby Group reopens after the Summer holidays on Tuesday 1st September from 11am to 12.30pm.
Enquiries: Marian or Brigid Community Mothers Prog @ 067 41922

Carrigahorig Development Association.

This committee are undertaking a fundraising golf classic which will take place over two day’s this Thursday 27th. and Friday 28th. August in Portumna Golf Club. Entry fee is €120 and Antoinette is still taking bookings on (086) 3823169 or (090) 9747276. The group use this as a fundraiser to help with their ongoing work in the village which is looking so well. So do support their efforts. You can read and see their progress on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie

Art Classes.

Morning and evening art classes are now available at the Art and Healing Centre in Ballinaclough Nenagh. The centre also offers a number of painting workshops Reiki Treatments and initiations and dancing with the rainbow week-end workshops through out the year. For further information call Marie O’Sullivan on (0504) 52895 or (086) 2418814 or visit www.artandhealingcentre.ie

Birthday Greetings.

Congratulations and best wishes is extended to Samantha Kelly Graigue Rathcabbin on the occasion of her 30th. birthday recently. The surprise party was held in the “Last Chance” Rathcabbin with family and friends. Happy birthday Samantha.

Date For Your Diary.

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.


A fundraising Damien Ryan Memorial Poker Classic will take place on 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.

Final Reminder.

The parish golf society will celebrate its 20th. birthday with it’s annual outing this coming Saturday 29th. Tony Coen is still taking bookings at (087) 6219639 or (090) 9747972. Tee- off times from 8a.m to 1.00p.m. Alternatively if you want further information contact Frank Larkin on (061) 349448.

History Making Head Of Cabbage.

Sean O’Meara from Cullagh has been a very keen gardener all of his life and never before has he seen not to mention sowing such a large head of cabbage as is now growing in his back garden. Sean bought his plants from his neighbour Pakie O’Brien last September 2008 and Pakie in turn had grown the plants from a pack of seeds. A spring cabbage “Wheelers Imperial” has grown to complete with leaves to two and a half ft in height as well as two and a half ft. in width approx. and is a fine firm head of cabbage that would fill a lot of empty stomach’s. Surely this is a record? If anyone knows of cabbage that grew bigger than what Sean has call (086) 8647166 and we’ll give it a mention here. Well done Sean.

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.

Saturday Strings at the Studio.

The Irish Chamber Orchestra will host Saturday String Sessions for children at its studio at the University of Limerick commencing Saturday 12th. September. This innovative string programme lead by ICO violinist Diane Daly increases the effectiveness and fun of learning an instrument while reducing the cost. Classes include pre-instrumental Music and Drama sessions for the youngest children on to beginner strings which introduces the violin and then Next Step Strings which offers the option of moving to viola or cello as well as children’s orchestra. The classes are open to children from 4 to 11 years. To secure your childs place on Saturday Strings or for further information call Diane Daly on (086) 8830085 or email: boris.hunka@ul.ie


Enrolments are now taking place at Acorn to Oak Portumna for all ages from 3 month’s to Montessori to afterschool. All enquiries welcome. All are invited to a family open day on Sunday 6th. September at 12 p.m. For information contact Anne or Lisa at (090) 9759595.

.Parish Web Site.

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

Birr Theatre.

Saturday 29th. Birr Historic Society “Commemoration of Mary Ward”. Friday September 4th. to Sunday 6th. musical theatre masterclasses with Peter Corry. Friday 4th. Sept. Cello / Piano Classical recital. To book tickets contact (057) 9122911 or buy on line at www.birrtheatre.com