Lorrha Notes

Kelly’s Village Store in Rathcabbin is presently undergoing Retail Therapy with Feargal Quinn.
The results will be shown later in the year on RTE. We extend the best of luck to Darina Pat and family in their efforts to keep the Village Store open to the public.

Recent Wedding.

The wedding of Rúadhán Mannion son of Liam and Rose Lorrha and Fiona Lyttleton daughter of John and Frances Clonmel took place on Friday June 22nd in Cill Éinde Church An Spidéal Co. Galway.
The bride was attended by her sister Carol Lyttleton-Condon and by her cousin Lynn Hutchinson while the best man was Damien Madden with groomsman Ross Hally both friends of the groom.
The brides nieces four and two year old Katie and Amy Condon carried out the duty of flowergirls. The readers for the Ceremony were Ivor Smits and Shane Brophy with the Responsorial Psalm by Matt Duffy. Olivia Dunning Samantha Duffy Deborah Finn Lisa McKone all friends of the couple read the prayers of the Faithful.
The celebrant for the occasion was Fr. Seamus Casey with Padraig D’Arcy enhancing the ceremony with the lovely church music. Both the mother of the groom Rose and mother of the bride Frances brought the offertory gifts to the altar.
Afterwards the newly weds celebrated their marriage with family and friends in the Twelve Hotel Barna while they chose Cuba for their honeymoon destination.
Many congratulations and best wishes is extended to Rúadhán and Fiona for a long and happy life together as they settle into married life in Dublin.

Well Done.

Congratulations is extended to Caoimhe Kennedy and the Tipperary Intermediate camogie team on their draw game with Galway on Saturday last. After a hard fought encounter both sides earned a share of the points. Well done Caoimhe.

Youth Summer Festival.

There will be a youth summer festival held in Clonmacnois from August 9th to 12th. for young people aged from 16 years to 35. Nicknamed Holy Oxygen because of the large number of young people that have attended in the past the fee is by donation only. If interested call (01) 6753690 or email www.youth2000.ie

Fundraising In Aid Of Nadine Clancy Reminder.

A coffee morning including a cake sale and raffle will take place in the Methodist Hall Cloughjordan on Friday 27th July from 10.am to 12.30pm to raise funds to purchase a specialised wheelchair for Nadine Clancy of Rathcabbin. All are welcome.


Sympathy is extended to Teresa Dillon and family Lorrha on the death of her mother Eileen Starr Borrisokane. After funeral Mass in S.S. Peter and Paul’s Church Borrisokane on Wednesday 18th burial took place in Terryglass Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

The Gathering Reminder.

A special Community Meeting will take place in the Abbey Court Hotel Nenagh on Thursday 26th July at 7.00pm.
All are welcome to attend the meeting which will offer an opportunity for local people to learn more about ‘The Gathering’ and how they can be involved.
The Gathering Ireland 2013 is a people’s project which was launched earlier this year by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny . It’s all about you your family your neighbours your sports club your college your place of work – in fact whatever community or group you belong to – planning special events in 2013 that will highlight what is great about your town and county. Community projects already underway include clan gatherings genealogical projects school reunions twin-town visits and an outreach initiative where local communities will contact people who have left the country.
The Gathering 2013 continues to gain momentum with leading Irish personalities such as Pierce Brosnan Liam Neeson Maeve Binchy and Paul O’Connell already pledging their support to this exciting initiative. A large number of companies and organisations have already got involved including Google and Facebook while KPMG and PwC have confirmed they will hold their international alumni events in Ireland bringing 1000 international visitors.
For further information visit www.thegatheringireland.com or contact the Community & Enterprise Department in North Tipperary County Council on Tel. 067 44858 or 067 44522. North Tipperary is called to be part of The Gathering Ireland 2013

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association.

We are currently taking names for our annual holiday which takes place in October – we will be based in The Four Seasons Hotel Carlingford for the 4 nights with trips each day including one to Belfast Titanic Centre which is well worth visiting.

Change of Date Reminder.

You are asked to note the change of date to August 18th for the Lorrha Parish Golf outing which takes place in Portumna Golf Club. Tee time is from 9.30 to 12 noon and you can contact Aiden on (090) 9747016 or Tony on (090) 9747972.

Heritage Week.

Lorrha Development Association will participate in Heritage Week which runs from August 17th to 25th 2012. Local historian Pat Hough will give guided tours and a talk on the history attached to the Dominican Priory. Anyone wishing to get involved in any way please contact Rose at (086) 8647166. More details later.

Fundraising Coffee Morning.

Portumna Country Market will include a coffee morning for National Centre for Youth Mental Health on this Friday 27th July and you are asked to support this cause please.

5 Day Weather Forecast.

Today Thursday 25th July.
Cloudy and misty in many areas this morning with patches of mist drizzle and fog. These will clear in most places today and it will be mostly dry with some bright or sunny spells developing especially in the northern half of the country. However some southern coastal areas will remain dull and misty. Maximum temperatures 16 to 19 or 20 Celsius in a light northerly or variable breeze.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy and misty with outbreaks of rain and drizzle developing in places especially in parts of the west and south. However the north will have some clear spells. Fog in many areas as winds slacken. Minimum temperatures 10 to 14 Celsius.

Tomorrow Thursday will be mostly cloudy with occasional outbreaks of rain in many areas especially the south and east but a few bright spells at times also. Maximum temperatures 16 to 21 Celsius with light variable winds.


Headline : Cooler and fresher for Friday and the weekend with changeable and unsettled weather probably continuing well into next week.

Thursday night : Many areas becoming dry as rain clears away but showers developing across Connacht and west Ulster will extend to other parts later. Cooler and fresher than recent nights. Min. 10 to 12 C in a moderate mainly westerly breeze.

Friday : A good deal of dry bright weather with sunny spells but scattered showers also most of them in the northern half of the country. Max. 16 to 19 C with moderate west to northwest winds.

Weekend : Cool with a mix of bright spells and showers some of the showers heavy and possibly thundery especially in the northwest and north. Max. 15 to 18 C with moderate to fresh northwesterly winds.

Next week : Early indications are for changeable and unsettled weather with below normal temperatures.

Smile Awhile.

The Interview

The local news station was interviewing an 90-year-old lady because she had just gotten married for the fourth time.

The interviewer asked her questions about her life about what it felt like to be marrying again at 90 and then about her new husband’s occupation.

"He’s a funeral director" she answered.

"Interesting" the newsman thought.
He then asked her if she wouldn’t mind telling him a little about her first three husbands and what they did for a living.

She paused for a few moments needing time to reflect on all those years.

After a short time a smile came to her face and she answered proudly explaining that she had first married a banker when she was in her 20’s
then a circus ringmaster when in her 40’s and a preacher when in her 60’s and now in her 90’s – a funeral director.

The interviewer looked at her quite astonished and asked why she had married four men with such diverse careers.

She smiled and explained "I married one for the money two for the show three to get ready and four to go man go."