Lorrha Notes


Family Fun Day.

Lorrha Development Association are holding their Annual Family Fun Day on Sunday June 7th. This years event will hold a dog show that will be bigger and better than ever before which will include a total of ten classes as per the following:
1. Best small dog / bitch.
2. Best large dog / bitch.
3. Best veteran dog / bitch over 5 years.
4. Best child handler (National School age).
5. Best cross breed dog / bitch.
6. Best gun dog / bitch.
7. Best trick by dog / bitch.
8. Waggiest tail.
9. Best dressed dog / bitch.
10. Best dog / bitch never to have won a 1st. prize.
Champion: Best in show.
Reserve Champion: Reserve best in show.
There will also be an Agility show. €5. 3 Practice rounds and Competition Entry. €2. Entry competition only. Details on parish web site lorrhadorrha.ie.
For further details on the dog show contact Lorraine on (087) 6221829.
Watch this space for further details on various activities throughout the day or contact the chairperson at roselmannion@yahoo.ie

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.

Poster Free Village.

Political parties please note Lorrha Development Association are requesting that the village be left poster free. Your co-operation will be appreciated.

Little Feet Summer Camp.

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.

New Arrival.

Congratulations to Louise Mannion and Graham Downes Curraghagloss on the recent birth of their daughter Katie recently.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association.

Please note that there will be no meeting in the Clubhouse for the following 2 weeks: Wednesday 20th May and 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.

Theology Course.

A one year restricted entry – Diploma in applied Theology ( Pastoral Studies) course will begin on September 21st. 2009 in Our Lady’s School of Evangelization Knock. Further information can be had by contacting (094) 9388245 or (087) 2351294.

National Pilgrimage.

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

Flower Power.

Members of Lorrha Development Association took to the streets last Wednesday evening to prepare the flower pots for summer planting. It was great to see the young people come out to help. They are the future of the village. Thanks to Liz Nancy Mary Tara Harry Amanda Rachel Trish Stephanie and Sarah. Well done all. We need more help though so do please come out for the next

Parish Web Site.

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

Morning Courses.

Adult and Post Leaving Cert course will take place in Portumna Community School from September 2009 to May 2010. The course will include Care / Health Care Care Assistant/ classroom assistant. Features Fetac – Level 5 certification. Mornings only from 9.30 a.m to 1.30p.m. Applications welcome immediately and a full information evening will take place in early September. Further information from (090) 9741053.

Healthy Heart Evening.

Portumna Community School are holding a “heart safe schools2 evening on Friday May 22nd. from 3.00p.m to 9.00p.m. Free service is available to parents / guardians / school staff over 40 years and who have not attended their GP in the last year for a cholesterol check. Easc assessment takes 20 minutes and fasting is not required. First come first served basis and only available by appointment. Contact Mary Gillooly on (091) 775906.
Bealtaine Festival In Lorrha.

Bealtaine is the May-time festival celebrating creativity in older people. St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association Lorrha are participating in this year’s celebrations to show that we are really ‘young at heart’ and that it is never too late to learn.
The following events will take place:
Sunday 31st May 2009 in Lorrha Community Hall from 10.30am to 5.00pm
There will be an Arts & Crafts Exhibition with a Cake Sale. Light Refreshments will be served and it’s open to the public so do please come and join us.
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.

Summer Camp.

Busy bodies summer camp takes place in Killeen National School starting on June 29th. for four weeks. Application forms from Kelly’s shop in Rathcabbin or call Ann on (057) 9121842


South East Galway Archaeological and Historical Society are having a outing to West Offaly on Sunday May 24th. Sites include Lough Boora Parklands Pullough Boher Church Lemanaghan and Shannon Harbour. Meet outside Library in Banagher at 12.30p.m. Guide for the day will be James Scully.

Enterprise Board.

Tipperary North County Enterprise Board are holding an Oppertunities Fair in the Abbey Court Hotel Nenagh on Tuesday 26th. May from 2 to 8.00p.m.


Tipperary Network of people with a disability in Ireland Ltd. are holding their Annual General Meeting at 3.00p.m in the Anner Hotel Thurles on Saturday May 23rd. Guest speaker will be Kathy Sinnot.

Birr Theatre.

22nd. Talisman Theatre Company present Little Red Riding Hood Saturday 23rd. Paschal Brennan performing the greatest hits of Joe Dolan. 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.


North Tipperary cancer support centre “Suimhneas” is open in the Pastoral Centre Church Road Nenagh. This drop in centre will provide emotional support and practical help to people living with cancer and anyone affected by it. Opening times are Monday 10 – 2p.m. Tuesday 5p.m. -9p.m. and Wednesday to Friday 10a.m. to 2p.m. Phone (067) 73403.

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.