Lorrha Notes

Recent Wedding.

The wedding of Sarah O’Carroll daughter of Owen and Claire Portland Lorrha and Michael Burns son of Padraig and Orla Dublin was held in St. Ruadhan’s Church Lorrha on Friday July 3rd. last. The bride was attended by her friend Stephanie Brennan and by her cousin Claire Moore. The bestman and groomsman were both brothers of the groom Donogh and Angus respectively. Church music was provided by Nicola Coonan and family with Fr. Joe Kennedy P.P. Lorrha celebrant. Both the brides mother Claire and the grooms mother Orla brought the offertory gifts to the altar.
Afterwards the newly weds joined with their guests for their reception which was held in Coolbawn Quay while they chose to honeymoon in Nice.
Congratulations and best wishes is extended to Sarah and Michael for a long and happy life together as they settle into married life in their home in Dublin.

Carrigahorig Development Association.

This committee are undertaking a fundraising golf classic which will take place over two day’s that of Thursday 27th. and Friday 28th. August in Portumna Golf Club. Entry fee is €120 and Antoinette is 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. You can read and see their progress on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie

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.

New Arrival.

Congratulations and best wishes is extended to Mary Walsh and Robert Delaney Rathcabbin on the birth of their baby girl Leah on Saturday last the 15th. Well done to all three and all the best in the future.

Parish Golf Day Reminder.

The parish golf society will celebrate its 20th. birthday with it’s annual outing on Saturday 29th. This years event will take place in Birr Golf club on Saturday 29th. August. Tony Coen is in charge of taking bookings and he can be contacted at (087) 6219639 or (090) 9747972. Tee- off times are from 8a.m to 1.00p.m. Alternatively if you want further information contact Frank Larkin on (061) 349448.

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. As 2010 will be the 25th. anniversary of the Association it is planned to have the calendar launched earlier than usual if possible.


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.

Life and Mission.

Are you looking for more meaning in life? Our Lady’s school of Evangelisation Knock Co. Mayo are now inviting applications for September ’09. The vision of the school is to empower young men and women for Life and Mission. It is a unique opportunity for any young person to experience during a career break or a gap year. More details is available on www.olseknock.com or phone (090) 9388245 or (087) 2351294.

.Parish Web Site.

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

Date For Your Diary

Any club or organisation about to embark on fundraising is invited to a talk in Lorrha Hall on Tuesday 25th. August at 8.00p.m.

Birr Theatre.

Tuesday 18th. to Friday 21st. Birr Stage Guild “ Hello He Lied.” Tuesday 18th. Birr Stage Guild Present Vintage Classics. Wednesday 19th. Birr’s own singer songwriter Roesy. 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