Lorrha Notes



Congratulations to the following children from the three schools in the parish who received the Sacrament of Confirmation in Lorrha on Sunday last. Denis O’Meara David Sherlock Ian O’Donoghue Rachel Glynn Aisling Smyth Katylin Dolan Amanda Houlihan Ross O’Meara Brian Gleeson Conor Hogan Ger Lambe Aaron McDermott Sean Molloy Patrick Reddan Niall McIntyre Hayley Lewis. After a week of mostly rain and little in the way of sunshine the day came up warm and the sun shone too for the occasion.

Family Fun Day.

The Annual Family Fun Day on Sunday June 7th.in Lorrha will feature a dog show consisting of ten classes and an agility show. Registration starts at 12.30p.m Details from Lorraine on (087) 6221829.
Also on the day there will be pony trap rides bonnie baby and toddler competition splat the rat children’s activities stalls and much more. Full details will be available on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie or call Nancy on (090) 9747 922 or Rose on (086) 8647166.

Ducks on Sale.

Members of the Development committee are presently selling ducks for the annual duck race on the river during the fun day activities. Ducks cost €10 each and there are ten prizes ranging from €100 to €10. Please support. Also on sale is the very popular test your knowledge quiz sheet which this year is ‘Cities ‘n’ Places’. Entry fee here is €2 and there are 30 questions to be answered with a first prize of €100 and runner up gets €50.

Lorrha Development.

The next meeting of the association will take place on Tuesday night June 2nd. at 8.00p.m. in Lorrha hall. All members are requested to attend and anyone interested in the preparations for the family fun day.

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.

Poster Free Village.

Lorrha Development Association thank all political parties for keeping the village poster free during this election campaign.

Na Calaí.

CDP’s health forum and Portumna’s mental health association in partnership with Portumna’s mental health services are holding an information session on Wednesday June 3rd. with input from Sue Curley and Donal Conlon. Starting at 7.30 p.m. in Aloe Starr St. Brendan’s Road Portumna. For further information contact Na Calaí on (090) 9741887.

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.

Please note that there will be no meeting in the Clubhouse on Wednesday 27th May. Normal meetings will resume on Wednesday 3rd June.


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.

May Devotions.

The Annual May Devotions to Our Lady of Clonfert continue at 8.00p.m.Sunday to Friday and Saturday’s at 7. p.m.

.National Pilgrimage.

St. Padre Pio National Pilgrimage to Holycross Abbey will take place on Sunday 31st. May from 1.30 to 4.00p.m.

Parish Web Site.

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

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association are holding an Arts & Crafts Exhibition with a cake sale on Sunday coming 31st May in Lorrha Community Hall from 10.30am to 5.00pm. Light refreshments will be served and all are welcome.
Also 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.

Helplink South.

This is a non profit organisation with charitable status providing monitored alarm systems and taking care of older people aiming to restore confidence independence and peace of mind and encouraging people to remain in their own homes and be a member of their own community. The service provides 24 hr 7 days a week 365 days a year protection for as little as 25 cent per day. For further information contact Patricia Johnston on (087) 6221829.

Birr Theatre.

Thursday 28th. Legitimate Bodies Dance Offaly Youth Dance & First Footing Friday 29th. Bealtaine Film ‘Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day’ Saturday 30th. stone mason Mick Flannery 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.

29th May & 30th. Centre Stage Roscommon presents Jack and the Beanstalk.
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 and multi-instrumentalist are one of Irelands most enduringly popular artists is appearing at The Dean Crowe Theatre on Friday June 12th.
Born and raised in Strabane Northern Ireland on the border with the Irish Republic he was into a wide variety of music from an early age. A Fifties child his first sounds the Swing Jazz Show tunes of his parents generation. Then 50s Rock n Roll 60s pop and Motown Blues RnB and Country and Western. Through all this ran the potent flavour of Irish traditional music and song.
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.