We Need You.
Your help is required for just one hour for the next two Wednesday evenings in June this Wed. 17th. and next Wed. 24th. from outside the hall at 7.p.m. You can come at whatever time suits you. but it’s important that more people come and help. Another evening can be arranged with a second group by text or calling your preferred date to (086) 8647166. (if sending a text do leave your name). Please bring garden tools. Judging of the tide towns has now commenced and our village will be visited at a time and date that we won’t know about and marks awarded for our efforts. It would help a lot if every resident in the village kept the area outside their homes litter and weed free please. So do please come out and help as by doing so you show your pride in your place.
Fun Day Results.
The judges in the bonny baby and toddler competition on the fun day had a very tough decision to choose a winner and runner up. However Helen Louise and Maureen agreed to the following and the development committee wish to extend thanks to them for taking the time to do the judging. 12 month old Aidan O’Donnell (Portumna) was the winner of the bonny baby while the runner up was 7 month old Shane Boyle from Brocka (Ballinderry). 13 month old April Slevin won the toddler competition while 36 month old Niamh Patterson from Portland was the runner up. In the children’s art competition there was two winners in the pre-school section Rebecca Houlihan Little Feet Playschool and Celine Guinan BusyBodies Playgroup. Junior Infants: 1st. Darragh Guinan 2nd. Colette Houlihan 3rd. Frances Bugler. Senior Infants: 1st. Tom Duggan 2nd. Hannah O’Meara joint 3rd. Daniel Bugler & Ryan Clarke. In the 1st. 2nd and 3rd class group the winner was David Sullivan joint 2nd. Clodagh McIntyre and James O’Meara with joint 3rd. place going to Lynsey McDermott and Saoirsi Guinan. The 4th. 5th. and 6th. class winner was shared between Michael O’Dwyer and Mary Hogan while in second position was Ger Lambe and Hayley Lewis and Aisling Smith jointly shared third position. The overall winner of the duck race was Amanda Houlihan who received €100 while Justine Egan won €50 Jean Hough Liam Mannion Vanessa & S. Donoghue Biddy & Rebecca received €20 each while Paul Houlihan Oliver Duggan Daniel Byrne and Noel Broderick each received €10. The Cities ‘N’ Places quiz bamboozled many but there was 13 correct entries which were placed in a drum with Caitlin Hanniffy winning the 1st. prize of €100 and Lorrha Active Retirement Group winning €50 for second position.
A bus will leave Emmet Sq. Birr at 7.00a.m. on Saturday June 20th. and travel via Banagher Cloghan Ferbane and Athlone for Lough Derg. To book a seat call Phyllis Judge on (090) 6454121.
Parish Web Site.
Visit the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie for all the latest news in the parish.
The Irish Red Cross Portumna Branch are holding a fundraising dance in the Shannon Oaks Hotel Portumna this Friday night 19th. Music by John Hogan and dancing from 9.30p.m to 1.30. Tickets costing €15 will be available on the door or by calling (087) 7527761.
Galway Races Trip.
Take a day off from the recession and treat yourself to a memorable day at the Galway races on Thursday 30th July with the Flynn’s of Banagher 2nd annual trip to the Galway Races. Take the stress out of racing by starting your day with a glass of champagne and breakfast perfect to set you up for the day’s racing. Luxury coach travel with admission to the race course and race card. On return relax and enjoy your winnings with dinner in the Winner’s Enclosure back at Flynn’s Bar & Restaurant. Get the glad rags out and spoil yourself for the day. Go on you know you deserve it!
Places are limited so early booking is advisable. For more information or to book contact Anne on 087-8223175.
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