Lorrha Notes

5 year old Nadine Clancy from Rathcabbin pictured with her parents Olivia and Des before they set off on the 10K fundraising walk to purchase a trike for Nadine. Also in the photo is her grandparents
Pauline and Francis Hehir.

Medal winners from the Midlands Artistic Gymnastic Club based in Lorrha who participated in the recent competition held in Portlaoise. Front L to R: Diana Chuhai Zuzanna Balicka Lia Emaike Celine Guinan Aoibhinn Rice Lisa Duggan.
Back: Saoirse Rice Makalah Emaike Fia Naughton Hannah O’Meara. At the rear is coach Natallia Chuhai.


St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association.

Unfortunately the Mid Western Region of Active Retirement Ireland had to call off the day at Limerick Racecourse due to the lack of interest. Our committee will look at sorting out a trip to the races later. Just to remind our members that on Tuesday 17th July we are taking a boat trip on the Shannon from Banagher to Clonmacnoise followed by a meal on the way home. Then 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 followed by a meal on the way home. If anyone wishes to join us on any of the trips please let either Betty (087 666 7374) or Nancy (087 761 3458) know as soon as possible.

Birthday Greetings.

Congratulations is extended to Kitty Bergin Motefield who celebrated her 90th birthday recently. Kitty celebrated the great occasion with family and friends and she had a wonderful time too. Well done Kitty and we extend good wishes to you in the years ahead.

Nenagh Rally.

The recently elected committee in Nenagh against the household septic tank and water charges will hold a rally on Saturday July 14th at 11.30am. Assembly point will be Banba Square Nenagh (front of Courthouse). The meeting will be addressed by prominent speaker. You are asked to come out in force and support this protest against the household septic tank and water charges. All welcome.

Well Done.

Congratulations is extended to the local Gymnastic club who had four prize winners in the recent regional competitions which took place in Portlaoise. Hannah O’Meara was the overall winner in the U/11 Zuzanna Balicka came 2nd in the U/6 while Diana Chuhai came second in the U/5 and Lia Emaike won 3rd place also in the U/5 group. This is a great achievement for a club which is just a few months old so is very much still in it’s infancy. Up against the long established Portlaoise club the local club is affiliated to the Midlands Artistic Gymnastic club and classes are held weekly in Motefield with coach Natallia Chuhai who resides in Rathcabbin. Anyone requiring further information can call (087) 7528346 follow on face book at Midlands Artistic Gymnastic club or see a selection of photo’s from the competition on the parish web site at www.lorrhadorrha.ie.

Recent Engagement.

Congratulations and many good wishes is extended to Claire Gleeson Lordspark and Willie Healy Leixlip who announced their engagement recently. We extend many good wishes to you and wish you both well for the future. Well done.

Lorrha Development Association.

The annual general meeting of Lorrha Development Association was held last week and the good attendance participated in the election of officers for the coming year. Those elected were Rose Mannion Chairperson: Liz Hussey & Mary Walsh Vice Chairpersons: Mary Coen Secretary: Louis McCormack Treasurer: Billy Dagg and Kathleen Walsh. Assistant Treasurers: Rose Mannion P.R.O: Gavin Walsh Works Manager: Kathleen Walsh Research Officer: Carmel Slevin C.A.V.A Rep:
The chairperson thanked all the volunteers who help in so many ways throughout the year when required and all who helped for the official opening day of Friars Park on June 12th. and the wonderful occasion it turned out to be. Thanking the three volunteer artists for their work in the Park which she said was drawing huge interest from visitors she also thanked the scheme workers Michael John and Harry. Secretary Mary Coen outlined in detail all the work undertaken during the last twelve months while Treasurer Louis McCormack gave a comprehensive report of the financial affairs. The committee extend thanks to their accountant Simon Dagg of Moorview Accountancy Services for attending the meeting which was much appreciated.
Thanks was expressed to Pat Hough Publican for the use of his window to display the Martin O’Meara Memorabilia which was kindly donated by Teresa Kerry recently. All the items can now be viewed in Pat’s window. The committee are hoping to receive funding towards a plaque to be erected in the Park to the late Martin V.C. and the twelve other parish men who fought in the war. More details will be made known as they become available so watch this space.
The next meeting of Lorrha Development Association will take place on Tuesday August 7th at 8pm in the hall and it is hoped to elect a residence committee from local people living in the village at this meeting.

Double Success.

Congratulations is extended to Caoimhe Kennedy and the Tipperary Senior and Intermediate camogie teams who had double victories over Kilkenny last week-end. Caoimhe who played at centre back with the Intermediates set up many attacks and attracted much interest from the opposition while she donned the subs jersey for the Intermediate team. Well done Caoimhe and all the best next Saturday with the Seniors.

Social Dancing.

Social dancing continues every Friday night in the GAA clubhouse with music this coming Friday night by Midnight Melodies.

5 Day Weather Forecast

Today Wednesday July 5th

There will be a good deal of dry bright weather today as well as some showers early this morning. Then early this afternoon further showers will spread into parts of Ulster Leinster and Connacht. Some of the showers will be heavy possibly thundery in these areas. Elsewhere in the west and south the showers will be lighter. Highest temperatures today of 14 to 18 degrees in moderate northwest winds.

The showers will ease off tonight and it will be dry at the start of the night. Then rain will move into the southwest and will then move into the rest of Munster by morning. Lowest temperatures of 5 to 9 degrees in light westerly winds.

On Thursday the rain will spread to Leinster and Connacht with some heavy falls likely. Ulster should remain relatively dry until later in the evening. While in the southwest a clearance will develop in the evening. Highs of 13 to 17 degrees in moderate to fresh southeast winds.


On Thursday night the heavy rain will continue over Munster Leinster and Connacht. Much of Ulster will remain dry. Lows of 8 to 12 degrees.

The rain will continue on Friday with further spells of heavy rain and showers. Ulster will continue to stay dry with some brighter spells. Highs of 14 to 18 degrees in light to moderate northerly winds. The rain will clear on Friday night and temperatures will fall to between 7 and 10 degrees.

A northwesterly wind will blow on Saturday and will bring some showers to many parts. However there will be some good sunny spells and temperatures will range from 14 to 17 degrees coolest in the north. It will be a similar day on Sunday sunny spells and scattered showers. Highs of 16 to 18 degrees in moderate westerly winds.
The unsettled weather is set to continue into the start of next week.

Smile Awhile.

A young man shopping in a supermarket noticed a little old lady that was following him around. If he stopped she stopped. Furthermore she kept staring at him.

She finally overtook him at the checkout and she turned to him and said " I hope I haven’t made you feel ill at ease; it’s just that you look so much like my late son. "

He answered "That’s okay."

" I know it’s silly but if you’d call out ‘Good bye Mom’ as I leave the store it would make me feel so happy ."
She then went through the checkout and as she was on her way out of the store the man called out "Goodbye Mom."

The little old lady waved and smiled back at him. Pleased that he had brought a little sunshine into someone’s day he went to pay for his groceries. "That comes to €121.85 " said the clerk.. " How come so much? I only bought 5 items."

The clerk replied "Yeah but your Mother said you’d be paying for her things too."

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