Lorrha Notes

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Lorrha Variety Group have postponed their Play ‘Wanted- One Body’ until further notice.


Lorrha Christmas Market & Auction has been deferred to Sunday Dec 9th. Doors open at1.00p.m. with stalls galore, auction for turf, timber, fodder etc. and a raffle for a hamper. Santa Clause will arrive at3p.m. accompanied by Mrs. Clause and two of his elves. Everyone is invited.

Lorrha Development Association apologise for any inconvenience caused.


 Public Meeting re the GatheringIreland 2013/Church Bicentenary

 Next year, 2013, marks the bicentenary of the building of St. Ruadhan’s Catholic Church, Lorrha.  To commemorate two hundred years of worship and witness the Parish Pastoral Council intends to organize a special celebration, probably in the month of June. The Council has discussed making this celebration a focus for the GatheringIreland 2013 and wishes to meet representatives from all organizations and business interests in the parish in order to establish what support there is for this proposal. The idea would be to invite local groups to contribute to the Gathering by organizing a programme of events centered around the Bicentenary celebration .To take this a step further, a public meeting will be held in the GAA Centre, St. Ruadhan’s Park on Monday 3rd Dec at 8pm. To enable the formation of a strong committee working for the success of this initiative, a good turn out at this meeting is imperative. We look forward to seeing you on the night.


Lorrha N.S. Win Tidy Schools Award.

 Congratulations is extended to all in Scoil Lua Naofa Lorrha on securing First Placein the Tidy Schools Environmental Awards for 2012 in the Nenagh Electoral Area organised by North Tipperay Co. Council.  Jack Moran, Daniel O’Donoghue and Caoimhe Claffey were presented with their award on Monday night 19th at a ceremony to mark the occasion in the Civic Offices Nenagh. Well done everybody and keep up the great work.


Two Awards In One Week.

 Congratulations is also extended to Lorrha Development Association / Tidy Towns who were also presented with their prize for scooping second place in the Tiobraid Alainn Environmental Awards for 20 12 in the Nenagh Electoral Area and which was organised by North Tipperary Co. Council.

The committee were also recognised for their outstanding work in the village and were presented with the C.A.V.A. Arts, Culture and Tourism Award for 2012 which came four days after the Council Awards.

The committee wish to extend thanks to all who help and volunteer with work around the village as these awards would not be possible if it wasn’t for your support. Well done to all who made this happen.


Lorrha Development Association/Tidy Towns receiving their CAVA award.


Lorrha Parish Calendar.

 The Lorrha Parish calendar for 2013 is now on sale throughout the parish. Anyone wishing to order a calendar by post contact Liz at (090) 9747893. All money raised goes back into the continuing work around the village and your support as always is much appreciated.



 Lorrha Apostolic Work Society Christmas draw in aid of the Missions will take place on Thursday night 13th December at 8pm in the hall. Tickets will be on sale and members will be calling to the houses in the parish in the coming weeks. Please give as generously as you can.



 Des and Olivia Clancy Rathcabbin, wish to extend their sincere thanks to everyone who helped in whatever way with the fundraising efforts which took place earlier this year for their daughter Nadine, with a special mention for the organizers Elaine Hough and Noel Hogan. Five year old Nadine suffers from spina bifidia and hydrocephalus and scoliosis of the spine. The money that was raised was used to buy a Top End Handcycle for Nadine which her parents say will be of tremendous benefit to her. With money left over after purchasing the handbike, they were able to also purchase other necessary equipment and will have some left to send Nadine on a trip to Lourde next year.



Fun Fridays in Redwood N.S.

 Fun Fridays continue in RedwoodN.S.on Friday 30th with exploring stories through art and drama from 11 am to 12 noon. All are welcome to come and join in the fun. €3.00 per family Contact Michelle on 090 9747186 or email redwoodns@live.ie


Social Dancing.

 Social dancing continues every Friday night in the GAA clubhouse with dancing this Friday night to the music of J & S Sound from9.30pmto12.30pm.



 A protest against the household charges will take place at the City Hall, Limerickon Saturday 1st December at1.00p.m. Further details from (087) 7060668.



St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association.

 On Sunday 18th November, our members enjoyed a lovely Christmas Lunch with other Active Retirement Associations within the Mid Western Region of Active Retirement Ireland in the Clare Inn Hotel.  We were treated to a great display by the Lally School of Dancing.  Such amazing talent from these young people.  A great day out with dancing to follow.  It was thoroughly enjoyed by all our members.


Business Startup Bootcamp.

 An opportunity to explore options for developing a small business or income stream within the emerging green economy will be held in Lorrha Community Hall on Thursday 29th Friday 30th November, and Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th December. (includes one to one mentoring sessions) Why take this course?

The focus is on establishing an ‘eco-business’ and participants are introduced to how others have used the green economy to develop opportunities and make their own job. The module is interactive and engaging as well as practical and useful, using loads of interesting examples.  The assessment is project based and involves working on real opportunities.  This course will offer participants a fresh look at how going green can offer unique opportunity to those who take brave steps. This course leads to a FETAC Level 5 minor award:  Start Your Own Business (B20153). Course delivered by Cultivate in partnership with NICER Training, a FETAC registered training provider.This course is aimed at:
Individuals who have an interest in exploring self-employment as an option to creating their own future income streams. The new green economy is forecasted to grow over the next few years and as such it can offer a rich seam of opportunities.

Programme Outline:

Day 1 – Understanding the green economy and its opportunities

Day 2 – Explore and Research Your MarketOpportunity 

Day 3 – Operations and running the business

Day 4 – Financial planning – taxes and supports

Day 5 – Bringing it all together

The presenters of this course are Devyn Olson Sawyer and Victor Branagan, specialist consultants that focus on green businesses and social enterprises. Limited places available.  To Book Your Place contact Gearóid on 085-7409023 or email: gfitzgibbon@ntlp.ie

Smile Awhile.

Morris , an 82 year-old man, went to the doctor to get a physical.
A few days later, the doctor saw Morris walking down the street with a
gorgeous young woman on his arm.
A couple of days later, the doctor spoke to Morris and said, ‘You’re
really doing great, aren’t you?’
Morris replied, ‘Just doing what you said, Doc: ‘Get a hot mamma and
be cheerful.”
The doctor said, ‘I didn’t say that.. I said, ‘You’ve got a heart
murmur; be careful