Lorrha Notes


Late Cecelia Carroll.

The peaceful death took place on Monday April 6th. in Clover Lodge Nursing home Shinrone in her 86th. year of Cecelia Carroll Ballyea Rathcabbin. She was a resident of the nursing home for some time and fought a long illness with great courage and strength.
Cecelia came to Ballyea in 1949 on her marriage to Patsy who pre-deceased her in 1997 and they reared a family of seven. She worked hard and was totally devoted to her husband and children. A wonderful neighbour she always had a great welcome for all who visited her home. A avid reader she also loved to tend to her flower garden feeding the birds and any small animals that visited her domain. She will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all who knew and came in contact with her but in particular by her family who will miss her most of all. Sympathy is extended to her sons Tom and Pat daughters Mary Ena Sheila Anne and Claire sister Teasy and brother in law Frank Madden England sons in-law daughter in-law and her grandchildren of whom she was so proud nephews nieces cousins relatives neighbours and a wide circle of friends.
After funeral Mass in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church Rathcabbin on Wednesday morning the 8th. burial took place in Bonaham Cemetery. May her gentle soul rest in peace.

Late Paddy Dolan.

The death took place on Holy Thursday April 9th. at the Pike nursing home Rathcabbin of Paddy Dolan Lorrha. Paddy who was 86 was well known in the parish and particurarly in the village of Lorrha as he was one of the older generation of characters of the village. He had an answer and a one liner for everything and for all and usually had to have the final word on all matters.
After funeral Mass in St. Ruadhan’s Church Lorrha on Easter Sunday burial took place in the adjoining cemetery.
Sympathy is extended to his sister Lizzie Houlihan(Motefield) nephews nieces relatives neighbours and friends on their sad loss. May he rest in peace.

Vocations Weekend.

Invitation to all young men who feel they might have a vocation to come and see Priesthood it’s challenges activities and ministries in Mount St. Joseph’s Monastery Roscrea on the week-end of 25th. / 26th. April. For firther information contact Fr. Ignatius McCormack at (086) 2777139 or email ignaid@hotmail.com.

Back By Demand.

All Creatures Great and Small has re-opened for business in Lorrha and is now accepting pets in need of Veterinary care by Vet Etain O’Connor MVB. For appointments please phone (090) 9747930. Grooming and pet boarding services are also available on request.


A new North Tipperary cancer support centre called “Suimhneas” has opened 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.

Support Group.

The stroke support group will hold a meeting on Wednesday 29th. April in the Health Centre in Ballinasloe from 7 to 8p.m. with Eileen Davis Occupational Therapy Manager. Gentle arm exercises.

Raffle Results.

Lorrha Parents Association held a raffle and jumble sale on Easter Sunday last in Lorrha hall and the winners of the raffle are: A lovely hamper from Donie O’Meara Super Valu Portumna was won by Aoife Mounsey Redwood 2nd. voucher for the Ferry Inn Restaurant was won by Cian Mannion Ballymacegan 3rd. an Eternal beauty voucher was won by Daniel Madden Portland who also was the lucky winner of the 5th. prise which was a voucher for the Ferry Filling Station shop 4th. prize of a voucher from Una Brehony reflexology was won by Helen Fox Ballinderry 6th. biscuits and wine went to Edel Kennedy Rathcabbin. Congratulations to all the prize winners.

Clean Up.

Lorrha Development Association are holding a clean up of the village and surrounds as part of National Spring Clean this Wednesday evening April 15th. Assembly will be outside the hall at 6.00p.m. Bags and gloves will be provided. Do please come out and help.

Date For Your Diary.

The Annual General Meeting of Lorrha Development Association will take place on Tuesday night April 21st. in St. Ruadhan’s Community Hall Lorrha at 8.00p.m. All are invited to attend.
Parish Web Site.
Visit the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie
Informal Open Week.
Portumna retirement village are holding an informal open week from Tuesday 14th. to Saturday 18th. incl. Visitors are invited to go along and view the facilities and explore help available. See state of the art nursing home and interior designed bungalows. For information call (090) 9759170.

Birr Theatre.
Wednesday 29th. and Thursday 30th. Legitimate Bodies dance Company present Pinocchio the dance of the long nose. Friday May 1st. Colin Murphy Saturday 2nd. May Gare St Lazare Players present Moby Dick Friday 8th. Ivan Ilic Saturday 9th. I Miss Communism with Ines Wurth. Monday 11th. Cups & crown Theatre company present Maime’s Cart Thursday 14th. City theatre Dublin present Mrs Whippy by Cecelia Ahern Saturday 16th. Opera UK present The Barber Of Seville Friday 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.

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