Lorrha Notes

Lorrha Notes

Attending the official opening of Terryglass Arts Festival was Sally & Una O’Donoghue, Donie O’Meara, Mary McGeeney.


Recent Engagement.

Congratulations are extended to Stacey Sullivan and Bernard Guinan, Rathcabbin who announced their engagement recently. You are wished all the best for the future and well done.

Killaloe Diocesan Faith Gathering.

Faith Gathering will take place in St. Flannan’s College, Ennis from the 13th to the 15th September. Some workshops taking place are:  Role of the Single Person in the Church – presenter- Andrew O’Connell, Ministry and privilege of the Reader – presenter – Mary Connelly, Trocaire, a personal experience of Mercy – presenter – Hannah Evans, A Creation Centred Spirituality through the lens of Francis – presenter – Franciscan Priest, Pastoral Councils, Spiritual Depth and Practical Effectiveness – Donal Harrington. Full details on faithgathering@killaloediocese.ie or see church notice boards.

Week-End Workshop.

A week-end workshop on developing Spirituality through music and chant will take place on Friday September 20th to Sunday 22nd in St. Brendan’s Church, Birr with renowned singer, theologian and teacher Noirin Ni Riain. An invitation to all seekers and searchers of the Divine of life – come and discover a new, exciting and nourishing dimension to your spirituality. Donation of €10. Contact Kathrena on (087) 9559444 or katryan@hotmail.com.


Clubs in the parish are invited to share their activities with the public by using the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie. As the web site is for all such use, this is a great way to let people know what you are doing in your parish. Further information can be had by contacting info@ or call (086) 3336288 or (086) 8647166.

Computer Course Reminder.

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.

There is a change to the date for our day trip to the Chocolate Gardens & Rathwood Centre Tullow , this will now take place on Tuesday, 27th August instead of Thursday 29th August.  There are still some places left for our holiday in the Celtic Ross Hotel, Roscarberry, Cork on Sunday 22nd September for 4 nights.  Anyone interested 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.

Social Dancing.

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

The Gathering.

Borrisokane Community College parents association invite you to the Gathering on Sunday 26th August from 2p.m. to 6p.m. in the school. This is an opportunity to view the new school at the college. There will be a barbeque and light refreshments. All are welcome.

Restoring Old Stone Buildings.

South East Galway IRD will hold a talk on restoring old stone buildings this Wednes night 21st at 8pm in the Irish Workhouse Centre, Portumna. There will be no charge and all are welcome.

Relay For Life.

Tipperary Relay for life takes place in Toomevara on August 24th – 25th to raise awareness and hope for people affected by cancer. Teams can register by emailing tipprelayteam@live.com.

Open Day.

The Engine Room Fitness & Wellbeing Centre will be holding an Open Day on Sat 24th August.  Health & Trade Fair from 11am -1pm, trial therapies & massage available, 2-4pm trial classes with music by DJ Gavo. End of summer party Engine Room Style 4-5pm. Sign up for new course starting September 2nd.
All very welcome. For more information contact Sarah on 087-2117262

School of Dance

The Cassandra Kenny School of Dance offers Classical Ballet Classes teaching the syllabus of the Royal Academy of Dance. Classes are held in Portumna, Birr, Shinrone & Crinkle.
Classes resumes Monday 2nd of Spetember in Portumna in The Engine Room, in a purpose built studio complete with barres and mirrors.
There are still places available in some of the classes for more information contact Cassandra Kenny 086 8194655 or Email: info@cassandradarlington.ie

Smile Awhile and Laugh a Little Every day.

Anto  always wanted to look cool. His friend told him that he needed a good designer pair of trainers to go with his shellsuit.
Anto saved up all his pay slips and all the money he got back from returning his empty bottles and finally managed to get himself a pair of brilliant white trainers to go with his shell suit.
Proudly, he strutted down the street calling out to all the passers by
“See me new trainaz dem? Cool, wha?”

One fine upstanding gentleman pointed out that they were indeed a fine pair of trainer but was young Anto aware that he had a lace undone?
Anto scornfully retorted that it was part of being cool to have a trailing lace, and that on the bottom of the trainer there were instructions for the wearer to only have one lace tied.
When asked for proof of this instruction, Anto took off his trainer and held it upside down for the disbeliever to read.

“See der! It  sez……………………………………………………….