Lorrha Notes

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement held a raffle recently for the Nadine Clancy fund which was established to purchase a trike for 5 year old Nadine. Nancy White Secretary is pictured handing over a cheque for €330 to Nadine and her parents Olivia and Des. Also in the photo are Eamonn Mannion Noel Hogan Elaine Hough (Organisers of fundraising walk) Betty Houlihan and Nancy White.


Late Pat “Red” Kennedy.

The death took place on Thursday July 5th of Pat “Red” Kennedy England and late of Ballyduff Rathcabbin. The eldest in a family of eight he was 71 years old and had been in bad health for a number of years residing in a nursing home for almost two years. Known affectionly as “Red” when he was hurling to distinguish him and because of his hair Pat worked in the factory of Birr Shoes before emigrating. He was also a hurler of note with the Lorrha club back during the 1960’s. He met and married Maureen Coonan who was from Fancroft in Roscrea and they raised two sons. Sadly one son Michael was tragically killed just a few short years ago in a road traffic accident. Pre-deceased also by his sisters Kathleen Clancy (Rathcabbin) and Margaret (Scotland) he is survived by his wife Maureen son John sisters Martha (Rathcabbin) Christina (England) brothers George (Birr) Liam (Lorrha) sisters in-law brothers in-law grandchildren nieces nephews relatives neighbours and friends to whom sympathy is extended. Burial takes place in England on Thursday 19th. There will be a Mass held in Rathcabbin for the repose of his soul at a later date. May he rest in peace.

Photo Required.

Two blacksmith forges once operated side by side in Lorrha Village on the area of ground where the Grotto now stands. One ancestor of the Daly forge is trying to trace a photograph. If anyone has such a photograph to loan or can provide information on the forges it would be much appreciated. Photograph’s will be returned to their owners. Call (086) 8647166 .

Well Done.

Congratulations is extended to Caoimhe Kennedy and the Tipperary Senior camogie team on their vital win over neighbours Offaly on Saturday last in the All-Ireland championship. We extend the best of luck to Caoimhe and both the Seniors who now play Cork this week-end in a play off and to the Intermediates who play Galway.
Congratulations also to Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher and the Tipperary Hurlers on their victory over Waterford in the Munster Final on Sunday last. Well done Bonner.

The Gathering.

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.

The Committee would like to remind its members that there are a variety of trips taking place over the summer period. On Wednesday 25th July there is a trip to the Burren – stopping off in Ballyvaughan visiting the Michael Cusack Centre then the Burren Centre and to include the Aillwee Caves (weather permitting) followed by a meal on the way home. If anyone wishes to join us on any of our trips please let either Betty (087 666 7374) or Nancy (087 761 3458) know as soon as possible. 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.

Fundraising In Aid Of Nadine Clancy.

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.

Change of Date.

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.

5 Day Weather Forecast.

Today Wednesday 18th.

A mixture of sunny spells today and passing heavy showers with a risk of thunder.
A fresher less humid day than yesterday with highest temperatures 16 to 19 degrees in fresh and gusty westerly winds.


Tonight: Becoming mostly cloudy with scattered outbreaks of rain extending southwards. Lowest temperatures 10 to 12 degrees in fresh west to northwest winds.


Thursday: Some sunny spells but mostly cloudy and dry apart from patchy light rain.
Rather cool with highest temperatures 14 to 18 degrees in moderate northwesterly breezes.


Thursday night: Dry with clear spells and cool with air minima of 6 to 9 degrees in light northwest breezes.

Friday: A bright fresh day with sunny spells and generally dry (just a small risk of a shower). Good drying although winds will be quite light.
Cool again Friday night with minima of 4 to 8 degrees. Some fog patches around rivers and lakes.

Saturday: Another generally dry day. The morning may be sunny and then cloud may build up with perhaps some patchy rain in parts of the west and northwest later. After a cool start it will become milder with highest temperatures 16 to 19 degrees in a freshening southerly breeze.

Sunday: Mild and windy. Many areas dry but some patchy light rain or drizzle is likely near Atlantic coastal areas and on windward slopes. Highest temperatures 18 to 23 degrees in fresh to strong south to southwest winds.

Possible evolution of weather pattern for next week: A cold front may begin to move down over Ireland on Monday with some rain but there is a possibility that warm Continental air may then push in over Ireland over the following days bringing some fine summer weather with temperatures well into the twenties. Although this is still far from certain it is a distinct possibility.

Smile Awhile.

A Garda Check Point at 2 AM

An elderly man is stopped by the Garda around 2 a.m. and is asked where he is going at this time of night.

The man replies "I am on my way to a lecture about alcohol abuse and the effects it has on the human body as well as smoking and staying out late."

The Garda then asks "Really?

Who is giving that lecture at this time of night?"

The man replies "That would be my wife."