Lorrha Notes


Family Fun Day.

This coming Sunday June 7th. is Family Fun Day in Lorrha . This years event will feature a dog show consisting of ten classes and an agility show. Registration starts at 1.30p.m Details from Lorraine on (087) 6221829.
Also on the day there will be pony trap rides bonnie baby and toddler competition with judging here commencing at 2.30p.m splat the rat children’s activities with egg and spoon races three legged races relay races etc. commencing at 4.00p.m. Please note change of time due to Lorrha S.H.C. game. Stalls ( home made bread and butter making etc). The popular duck race kicks off later in the evening and there is much more also happening on the day. So come on out for a fun day for all the family. Full details will be available on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie or call Nancy on (090) 9747 922 Rose on (086) 8647166 or email roselmannion@yahoo.ie

Work Evening.

Lorrha Development are holding a work evening around the village on Wednesday June 10th. from 7.00p.m. Please come along at whatever time suits you but it’s important that more people come and help. From June 1st. the judging of the tidy towns will commence and Lorrha 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. Our thanks to Liz and Nancy for planting the hanging baskets and to Mary and Harry for helping them to hang them in place last week. It was great to see Charlott and Elaine doing their bit in the village last Friday. Well done to all who are helping out in various ways. Do keep it going.

Work in Progress.

Tipperary Co. Council have installed ducting on a stretch of the street outside the school and hall. This will remedy the water logging that occurs to the Birr side of the hall. They have also included ducting for electrical cables. Lorrha Development have many repeated requests over the years to the Council to include ducting throughout the village for the unsightly cables that run through on both sides and criss cross through the village. We hope this ducting will take place before the street is tarred.
The E.S.B. have installed two new street lights outside St. Ruadhan’s Terrace which is of great benefit to the residents there. Another long term project completed. Thank you.

Posters Removed.

Lorrha Development Association wish to thank those political parties who removed their posters from the village when requested to do so. We extend thanks to all political parties for keeping the village poster free during this election campaign.

Green Flag Ceremony.

Congratulations to the students and staff of Rathcabbin National School who were presented with their first green flag at an awards ceremony by An Taisce – The National Trust for Ireland which took place in Croke Park recently. Well done all.


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.

Local Bus To Athlone.

A bus travels to Athlone on the First Friday of every month. It will depart from Portumna Square on June 5th. at 10.30 a.m. via Ballinasloe and will leave Athlone at 4.30 p.m. Travel pass accepted. Return fare is €5 under 18’s €3 and under 5’s travel free. To book call IRD at (090) 9741867.

Summer Camp Reminder.

For two weeks July 6th. to 10th. and July 13th. to 17th. Little feet summer camp will take place for children aged from 2 to 12 years. Activities include football hurling badminton hockey bouncing castle parachute games swimming art cooking and lots more. Time from 9.30 am to 3.30 p.m. and the cost is €85 per week. To book or for further information call Charlene at (087) 7783347.

Parent & Toddler.

The Rathcabbin Parent Toddler and Baby Group have organized Music and Dance sessions for Tuesday June 2nd and Tuesday June 9th from 11am – 12.30. Parents/grandparents/carers/childminders are welcome to come along with the children and have some fun! For further information please contact Brigid or Marian Community Mothers Programme Loreto House Nenagh (067) 41922

Community Development.

A Diploma in Community Development at Pastoral Centre Church Road Nenagh. This diploma is accredited by University College Cork and credits gained can be used towards further 3rd. level qualifications. For further information contact the parish office at (067) 31272

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association.

Meetings will resume on Wednesday 3rd June. On Saturday 13th June 2009 there will be a Social Evening in Lorrha Community Hall from 9.00pm till late. Music will be provided by Richie Bourke and Pat Conlon. Light refreshments will be served.


Portumna Day Care Centre have vacancies if anyone would like to attend. If interested contact Anne at (090) 9741740 Monday to Friday 9.00a.m to 3.00p.m. Transport provided.

Parish Web Site.

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

Golf Classic.

Portumna Social Services committee are holding a golf classic in aid of the day care centre in Portumna on Friday 12th. June. Further information from (090) 9741059

Birr Theatre.

Saturday June 6th. Spanish guitarist Agustín Maruri Saturday 6th. and Sunday 7th. Dance Artists in Regional Ireland pilot scheme. Friday 12th. Movie night with ‘Grease’.
For further information or to book your tickets call (057) 9122911 or you can buy your tickets online at www.birrtheatre.com.

Dean Crowe Theatre Events for May and June.

4th June. The Barber of Seville. A new production of Rossini The Barber of Seville in an english translation by Simon Butteriss.
12th. June. Paul Brady singer songwriter.
Book your tickets online at www.deancrowetheatre.com or phone our box office on 090 64 92129 between 10:30am-1:30pm & 2:00pm-4:00pm Mon-Fri
Tickets can be booked with credit cards or Laser Card and can be collected at the Box Office on the night of the show.

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.