Lorrha Notes

Farmers are busy availing of the best summer in Ireland in many years..

Farmers are busy availing of the best summer in Ireland in many years..

Anyone with photographs from the Lorrha Heritage Festival that they would like to have included on the parish web site or in the 2014 parish calendar, please send image to info@

Hard copies can be left to Mary Coen, Louis McCormack, Liz Hussey or Rose Mannion.

First Aid Course.

A practical First Aid course will be organized by the Nenagh branch of the Irish Red Cross on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th of July in the Pastoral Centre, Church Road, Nenagh from 10am until 5pm each day. The cost is €80 per person. Conact Caroline on (083) 1423062. Training continues every second Thursday. New members welcome.

Hard Luck.

Commiserations to Caoimhe and Muire Kennedy and the Tipperary Intermediate team who took a heavy beating to Meath in the second round of the Intermediate championship on Saturday last in Ratoath.  Meath were a much more physical and experienced side and were deserved winners in the end. Hopefully Tipperary can get their winning formula back on track when they meet Galway in two weeks time.  The  Tipperary Senior team were also unlucky with their championship game against a more determined and hungrier Offaly outfit in Banagher last Saturday. The girls in Blue and Gold can still make a quarter final appearance if they beat Dublin in two weeks time, while Cork stand in the way of a semi-final appearance for Offaly. See full match report elsewhere in this paper.

Social Dancing.

Social dancing continues in the GAA clubhouse on Friday night with music provided by Sam Doherty.  Dancing from 9.30 to 12.30.

Lorrha Development Association.

Thanks is extended to all who turned out for the work evening last week and managed to do so much. Our next work evening will be held on Tuesday 16th from 7.00 to 9.00p.m. Meet outside the hall at 6.50p.m. and thank you for your continued support.

Summer Activities For Lorrha Active Retirement Association.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association are currently on their summer break from their weekly meetings but have arranged various trips out during the summer months for their members. On 10th July, a trip has been arranged to Gloster House and Fancroft Mills and Gardens with a meal afterwards. There is also a boat trip on the Shannon with Joe O’Keeffe booked for Tuesday, 30th July. Thursday, 15th August, a trip to Tramore Races with an overnight stay in Waterford. On Thursday, 29th August, we plan on going to the Chocolate Gardens & Rathwood Centre, Tullow, followed by meal on the way home. Also, there is a trip to Lisdoonvarna on Wednesday, 18th September – please note change of date from the 19th – with an overnight stay in Liscannor. Our annual holiday takes place from Sunday, 29th September to the Celtic Rosse Hotel, Roscarberry, Cork for 4 nights. Anyone interested in any of these trips, please contact Nancy on 087 761 3458 or Betty on 087 666 7374 or Tim on 087 755 8762.


Sympathy is extended to the family of the late  Julia Walsh Nee Russell, Demense View, Birr and formerly of Annagh, Rathcabbin who died on Sunday July 7th  in the care of Birr Community Nursing Unit.  After funeral Mass on Tuesday morning the 9th in St. Brendan’s Church, Birr, burial took place afterwards in Bonaham Cemetery, Rathcabin. May she rest in peace.

Challenge Walk.

Minister Alan Kelly and Operation Transformation Leader, Greg Starr will lead a 6km N52 Club Colours Walk Way Challenge in Nenagh on Saturday 20th July at 2pm supported by North Tipperary Sports Partnership.  Registration will take place at Rocky’s Lounge, Kickam Street, Nenagh from 1pm. Entry is free.

All are welcome – clubs, families and individuals.

Smile Awhile and Laugh a Little Every Day.

It’s So Hot In Ireland

…..the birds have to use potholders to pull the
worms out of the ground

…..the trees are whistling for the dogs.

…..the best parking place is determined by shade
instead of distance

…..hot water comes from both taps.

…..you can make sun tea instantly.

…..you learn that a seat belt buckle makes a pretty
good branding iron.

…..you discover that in July it only takes two fingers
to steer your car.

…..you discover that you can get sunburned through
your car window.

…..you actually burn your hand opening the car door.

…..your biggest motorcycle wreck fear is, “What if I
get knocked out and end up lying on the road and cook to death”?

…..you realize that tarmac has a liquid stage

…..the potatoes cook underground, so all you have to
do is pull one out and add butter.

…..the cows are giving evaporated milk.

…..farmers are feeding their chickens crushed ice to
keep them from laying boiled eggs.

BUT IT’S SO DRY IN Missouri that the Baptists are
starting to baptize by sprinkling,

the Methodists are using wet-wipes,

the Presbyterians are giving rain checks,

and the Catholics are praying for the wine to turn back
into water!