Lorrha Notes

 Lorrha Notes

A Thief on the Loose.

A thief is visiting the village of Lorrha under darkness and stealing the lovely hanging baskets from outside the graveyard. Two went missing last week and on Saturday night last two more went missing. They are church property and shame on those who are stealing them. Earlier in the season two empty baskets went missing but now the thief has decided to wait until they are in full bloom. A white van was seen in the vicinity shortly before the baskets disappeared. Gardai have been notified.

Lorrha Development Association.

There was another great response to the work morning on Wednesday last and those of you who came out are to be complimented for doing so much work around the village. Thanks to Arnold Liz and Trish for providing refreshments over the last number of weeks when the work is done. Weeding planting painting etc. continues and if anyone has a hour to spare at any time do please contact Harry Houlihan ( 087) 2294961 Liz Hussey 9747893 Nancy White 9747922 Louis McCormack ( 086) 8493595 Rose Mannion (086) 8647166 or any member of the committee. All help is required and appreciated.

Photo’s For Calendar.

Anyone with photo’s that they feel would be suitable for inclusion in the 2010 parish calendar are asked to please contact any member of the committee. Photo’s can be collected and will be returned. The proceeds from the calendar is used to help keep the village looking so well by purchasing plants flowers tubs paint etc. with volunteers giving their time free of charge.
Golf Outing.
RAGS the local golfing group are holding their next golf outing on Saturday 18th July at Roscrea tee-time 10am to 11.30am.

Shannon Bank Walk.

Adara hillwalking club are having a Shannon bank walk starting from Victoria Lock in Lusmagh and finishing in Portumna on Sunday 26th. July. Starting time is 12 noon. There will be a B.B.Q. and music afterwards in “The Shop” (George Killeen’s) Meelick afterwards. All are welcome to come along. Further details from Eddie on (087) 9240652.

Date For Your Diary.

Annual pilgrimage to Holycross Abbey will take place on Wednesday August 19th. Full details later.

Patrick Gets His Munster Medal.

Well done to Patrick Maher on gaining a Munster medal when Tipp seniors had a fin win over Waterford in the final on Sunday last.

Parish Web Site.

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

Healthcare Support.

Offaly local development company in association with FAS invites applications for a six month full – time FETAC level 5 “Healthcare Support” course which is commencing soon in Birr. For further information and or application form contact (057) 9123940.

Dial To Stop Drug Dealing.

If you know anyone who is dealing in drugs and you wish to help stop that person you can do so by ringing 1800 220 220. Your call can be anonymous. Visit www.dialtostop.ie

Birr Theatre.

Saturday 18th. Life Shop Till You Drop Saturday 25th. The Brennan’s Monday 27th. to Friday 31st. The Reel World filmmaking for young people. To book tickets contact (057) 9122911 or buy on line at www.birrtheatre.com

Country Market.

Large selection of new season’s fruit and vegetables usual display of home baking preserves and crafts. Open every Friday 8.30a.m. to 12.30p.m. in Town Hall Portumna.

Please note that the deadline for Items of information for inclusion in these notes is 12 noon on Mondays. You can emailed items to roselmannion@yahoo.ie or call (086) 8647166.