Lorrha Notes

Eilish & Dave Wedding.

Recent Wedding.

The  wedding took place on Saturday July 6th in St. Ruadhan’s Church Lorrha of Eilish Reddan, daughter of Thomas and Josephine,  Hillview, Lorrha and David Murtagh, son of Jim & Rose,  Rathcoole, Co. Dublin.  The bride was assisted by her best friend Elaine Halford  and Olivia Greene her sister while the bestman was Keith Murtagh, the grooms brother and his groomsman was    Keith Farrelly his friend.

Three year old Chloe Greene, niece of the bride and five year old Jason Murtagh, nephew of the groom, carried out the duty of flowergirl and page boy respectively. The celebrant was Fr. Pat Mulcahy P.P (Lorrha) and the readers were Stephen Greene, Ben Reddan, Darragh Reddan, Adam O’Connor, Aishling Murtagh, Nicola Murtagh and Caroline O’Connor.   Both the bride’s mother Josephine and the groom’s mother Rose, brought the offertory gifts to the altar while the Avoca String Quartet provided the lovely church music.

Afterwards the newly weds joined with their families and friends for their reception which was held in Coolbawn Quay. They chose to spend their honeymoon in the Kuramathi Island Resort in the Maldives.

Congratulations and many good wishes for the future is extended to Eilish and Dave as they settle down to married life in Monasterevin, Co. Kildare.

Social Dancing.

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

New Arrival.

Congratulations and many good wishes is extended to Angela Commins and husband Greg on the birth of their new baby daughter on Tuesday August 6th Orla Alma Maude. A sister for Ciara.  Angela, who resides in South Tipp is well known in the parish for the many summer month’s she spend giving art classes in Redwood Castle. We wish the family many happy years ahead and well done.

Church News.

Thursday August 15th is The Feast of The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Holyday of obligation. Mass will be celebrated in Lorrha at 10.00am and in Rathcabbin at 8.00p.m.

Faith Gathering will take place in St. Flannan’s College, Ennis from September 13th to 15th. Some workshops on offer will be: If only I could hear what God is saying – presenter – Liz Callery, Ministry and Privelige of Reader – presenter – Mary Connelly, Touching into Celtic Spirituality – presenter – Denis Crosby, Non Eucharistic Liturgies – preacher – Eugene Duffy, Coping with Bereavement – presenter Frank Murphy. More will be mentioned next week. Details on faithgathering@killaloediocese.ie

Final Reminder.

The annual pilgrimage to Holycross Abbey  will take place on Wednesday August 21st.  Bus leaving Rathcabbin at 12 noon and from Lorrha at 12.15p.m. Mass commences at 3.00p.m. Names as soon as possible to Nancy at 090 – 9747922 or  Betty at 087-6667374.


The parish web site committee would like to see clubs in the parish advertise their activities on the web site and are presently inviting clubs to get interested and spread your activities to more people. Attracting massive interest, the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie is attracting more and more readers every day both locally and further afield and is a great way to let people know what’s happening in your parish and in your club. The web site is for your use, so why not make use of it. Further information can be had by contacting  info@ or call (086) 3336288 /  (086) 8647166.

Computer Course.

Courses suitable for beginners and are open to everyone will take place in South East Galway IRD Ltd., Abbey Street, Portumna. FETAC certified. Contact (090) 9759092 for further details or to book.

Golfing Reminder.

The Annual Lorrha Parish Golf outing will take place on Saturday 24th August in Birr Golf club. This year’s captain in Pat O’Brien. Tee time will be from 9am to 1pm. And you can contact Tony Coen on (087) 6219639 or Pat O’Brien on (086) 8447119.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association Reminder.

The following have been organized.  A  trip to the Chocolate Gardens & Rathwood Centre Tullow followed by meal on the way home on Thursday 29th August and a trip to Lisdoonvarna on Wednesday, 18th September with an overnight stay in Liscannor.

Please note the date for the annual holiday has been changed from Sunday, 29th September and this will now take place on Sunday, 22nd September to the Celtic Ross Hotel, Roscarberry, Cork for 4 nights.  Anyone interested in going on any of these trips, please contact Nancy on 087 761 3458 or Betty on 087 666 7374 or Tim on 087 755 8762 as soon as possible as final arrangements need to be made.

Women’s Mini Marathon.

A reminder that the Tipperary Women’s Mini Marathon will take place in Clonmel on Sunday 29th September at 11am.

Registration is online at (www.tippminimarathon.ie) and this year we will again be accepting postal entries, details of which are on the above website. Closing date for all entries is strictly Monday 23rd September, 2013.

For further information please contact Elaine/Sharon at North Tipperary Sports Partnership, 067-43604, www.ntsp.ie or Valerie/John at South Tipperary Sports Partnership, 062-64737, www.stsp.ie

Smile Awhile and Laugh A Little Every Day.


‘Cash, check or charge?’ the checkout operator asked, after folding items the woman wished to purchase. As she fumbled for her wallet, the operator noticed a remote control for a television set in her purse.  ‘So, do you always carry your TV remote?’ she asked.
‘No,’ the woman replied, ‘but my husband refused to come shopping with me, and I figured this was the most evil thing I could do to him legally.’