Lorrha Notes

Lorrha Notes 28th

Lorrha Parish Golf Captain Pat O’Brien and his wife Colette welcome Martin Young and Freda Tierney to the successful outing held in Birr Golf Links on Saturday August 24th.


Good Luck.

North Tipperary Ploughing Association wish to extend the best of luck and a safe trip to their member Aidan Hogan, Borrisokane. Aidan who won the National Ploughing Championships Vintage Two Furrow Mounted Class in Wexford in 2012 travels to participate in the European Vintage Ploughing Championships on the 7th and 8th September.  The European Championships event will take place at Westfield House Farm, Warsop, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England. The competition consists of one practice day followed by two days of competition ploughing.  Aidan is entering his 5th year of competition ploughing with a 1957 Ferguson 35 tractor and a Ransome 59 2 furrow plough. The best of luck Aidan.

Date For Your Diary.

This year’s National Ploughing Championships will take place in Ratheniska, Co. Laois from September 24th to the 26th incl. One of Europe’s largest Outdoor Exhibitions and Agricultural Trade Shows the National Ploughing Championships attracts on average 1,100 exhibitors and 189,000 visitors.  Showcasing Irish Food, Farming and Culture this event incorporates all sectors of agriculture and rural living from the latest development in Agri. Machinery to a comprehensive showcase of Livestock Breeds, Animal Husbandry and Management, Motors, Forestry, Bio Energy, Business Management and Regulatory Bodies. National Ploughing Championships – Ireland’s Farming Festival.

Fitness Classes.

Fitness classes will resume on Monday 16th September and run as usual as usual in six week blocks every Monday and Wednesday from 7.00 to 8.00p.m. in Lorrha GAA complex. The cost is €50 for 6 weeks (12 classes) or €6 pay as you go. To book your place or for more information please contact Elaine on (087) 1357080.

Redwood Castle Mass:  

The Annual Mass of thanksgiving in Redwood Castle will take place on Monday 2nd Sept at 8pm. Come and celebrate your talents. Refreshments afterwards. Everyone welcome.

National Grandparents Pilgrimage.

National Grandparents Pilgrimage will take place on Sunday September 8th to Our Lady of Knock Shrine.  2.00p.m. Anointing of the Sick and Rosary followed by Pilgrimage Mass at 3.00p.m.with Guest Speaker  –  Sr. Briege McKenna, O.S.C.    Guest Singer  –  Dana.Appeal  – an invitation to all children to write a prayer for their Grandparents  –  these will be blessed at the Mass.   For further information visit catholicgrandparentsassociation.org

Memoriam & Acknowledgement Cards:

Please remember us when you are ordering In Memoriam & Acknowledgement Cards for a deceased loved one. Printing In Memoriam & Acknowledgement Cards is our soul income – St. Joseph’s Printing Dept., Carmelite Monastery, Tallow, Co.Waterford.  Tel. 058 56401. Email: carmelprint@eircom.net.  Open: Tues – Saturday 2.30 – 4.30pm.

National Heritage Week.

To celebrate National Heritage week  there will be a free day at the Irish Workhouse Centre, Portumna on Sunday  25th August.   Open 7 days a week, until 31st October.   Last  tour at 5 p.m.

Midlands Gymnastics Club.

Midlands Gymnastics club will officially open their new base on Saturday 31st at 2pm in Nenagh’s soccer complex on Brickfield grounds. The clubs head coach Natasha Chuhai, an Olympic trained coach who studied at the College of Sport in Grodno, Belarus and attained a Masters in Sport, s presently looking for a qualified coach to volunteer in getting the club going. Interested parties is asked to email Andrei at midlandsgymnastics@gmail.com or on mobile at (087) 7528346

Midlands Gymnastics invites everyone to come along on Saturday 31st at 2.00p.m. and they look forward to meeting everyone there.

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.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association.

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 Glynn Flynn.  Dancing from 9.30 to 12.30.

Table Quiz.

Mark the date! A fun night out with lots of prizes so gather a few friends and join in the fun! Friday, 6th September 9pm in The Boathouse in aid of Portumna 8th Shorelines Arts Festival, 19th – 22nd September. Table of 4 adults €40, Students €20. All Welcome. Please support.

Lorrha/Dorrha Energy Scheme.

A community scheme to save money and put money back in the community. Meeting at Lorrha Hall August 28th 8pm. North Tipperary LEADER Partnership (NTLP) are seeking further interest from the Lorrha/Dorrha area in replicating the immensely successful community energy scheme of Drombane/Upperchurch.

Support and assistance available from NTLP and Tipperary Energy Agency. Initiatives funded under Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland’s Better Energy Communities Scheme. Bridging finance through Clann Credo.

www.facebook.com/DUenergy   www.bit.ly/tippenrg    www.bit.ly/duetenergy

Smile Awhile and Laugh a Little Every Day.

A former Sergeant in the Marine Corps took a new job as a high school teacher. Just before the school year started, he injured his back. He was required to wear a plaster cast around the upper part of his body. Fortunately, the cast fit under his shirt and wasn’t noticeable.

On the first day of class, he found himself assigned to the toughest students in the school. The smart-aleck punks, having already heard the new teacher was a former Marine, were leery of him and he knew they would be testing his discipline in the classroom. Walking confidently into the rowdy classroom, the new teacher opened the window wide and sat down at his desk. When a strong breeze made his tie flap, he picked up a stapler and stapled the tie to his chest.

Dead silence…

The rest of the year went very smoothly.