The wedding of Mary Keane daughter of Kim and Denis Rathcabbin and John Lambe son of Willie and Phyllis Rathcabbin took place on Friday 13th July in St Brigids Church Portumna. The bride was attended by her sister Helen while the bestman was Keith Brady friend of the groom and groomsman Thomas Lambe brother. The brides niece 10 year old Natasha Delaney was the lovely flowergirl on the day. The readers for the ceremony were Rebakah Lambe and Pauline Murphy both sisters of the groom Seamus Murphy grooms brother in-law and Mary Hull aunt of the bride. Celebrant was Father Lawless and the lovely Church music was provided by the Borrisokane Gospel choir. Both the mother of the bride Kim and the mother of the groom Phyllis brought the offertory gifts to the altar. Afterwards the newly weds celebrated their marriage with family and friends in the Abbey Court Hotel Nenagh where the couple invited their guests to join in a comedy hypnotist which was thoroughly enjoyed. After the reception the entertainment first by a band and then by a D.J. partied well into the night. The following day the newly weds had an after party in the Last Chance Bar Rathcabbin where they celebrated with many of the locals. Mary and John would like to thank everyone for celebrating their wedding day with them and for the very generous gifts.
Congratulations is extended to Caoimhe Kennedy and the Tipperary Intermediate camogie team on their 1.12 to 0.9 victory over Cork on Saturday last. We wish Caoimhe and Tipperary the best of luck in the All-Ireland semi-final against Derry on August 19th.
Youth Summer Festival.
There will be a youth summer festival held in Clonmacnois from August 9th to 12th. for young people aged from 16 years to 35. Nicknamed Holy Oxygen because of the large number of young people that have attended in the past the fee is by donation only. If interested call (01) 6753690 or email www.youth2000.ie
Tipperary Chef of the Year Competition Announced
The search to find the Tipperary Chef of the year in association with Kinane Kitchens Toomevara has begun. Amateur chefs throughout County Tipperary are now invited to apply for this exciting competition. To receive your application form email your name address and telephone number to firstname.lastname@example.org
Local bus service on the first Friday of every month. The bus will leave from Portumna to Athlone on Friday August 3rd. Contact IRD Portumna on (090) 9741867 for further details. A service is also available to Loughrea and Ballinasloe and this service is open to everybody. Travel pass accepted.
St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association.
On Wednesday 25th July 24 members went on a trip to the Burren. The trip was very enjoyable and interesting. Many thanks to John McDonnell for providing the transport on the day. Our next outing is on Wednesday 8th August which is a walking tour of Birr followed by a meal in the County Arms Hotel. If anyone wishes to join us on any of our trips please let either Betty (087 666 7374) or Nancy (087 761 3458) know as soon as possible. We are currently taking names for our annual holiday which takes place in October – we will be based in The Four Seasons Hotel Carlingford for the 4 nights with trips each day including one to Belfast Titanic Centre which is well worth visiting.