Lorrha Notes

As part of National Bike Week the Duggan family cycled to school in Lorrha. Led by their mum Ute Tom Lisa and friend Laoise prepare to take off while Niall gets to watch the world go by from his carrier.
Late Dinny Ryan.

The death occurred on Sunday June 17th in Portumna Retirement Village of Dinny Ryan Lorrha Village.
Dinny who had reached the fine age of 96 years was a resident of Portumna Retirement Village for the last two years. He was a popular and well respected member of the local community. A quiet hard working man he was a carpenter and builder by trade throughout his life and was well know in the parish and beyond where his work was much sought after because he was meticulous to detail and his fine workmanship was admired by many. He will be sadly missed from the village and by all who knew him but in particular by his family. Sympathy is extended to his wife Kit daughter Jacqueline son in-law Philip grandchildren Lochlann and Ceri nieces nephews relatives and friends on their great loss. After funeral Mass in St. Ruadhan’s Church Lorrha on Wednesday June 20th. burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Late Mary McIntyre.

The unexpected death occurred on Friday June 22nd at the Limerick Regional Hospital of Mary McIntyre Portland Lorrha. Mary who took ill the previous week was nee Liffey from Sharragh. A community person she was deeply committed to the I.C.A. in the parish when a branch was in existence but in latter years she was a member of the active retirement. Always interested in happenings in the world and locally too she also took an interest in sports and attended matches on a regular basis. A popular member of the farming community both she and her husband travelled widely since their retirement. She will indeed be sadly missed now from the community but more so by her family. Sympathy is extended to her husband Philip sons John Aidan Cathal Gabriel daughter Dympna brothers Christy and Michael sisters – in-law daughters –in-law grandchildren nephews relatives friends and neighbours on their great loss. After funeral Mass in St. Ruadhan’s Church Lorrha on Sunday 24th burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association.

On Wednesday 20th June our members enjoyed a wonderful meal in the Community Hall Lorrha. Many thanks to Eamonn Mannion and all his helpers for the huge amount of work involved. We were very happy to welcome all our friends from Carrig Cloughjordan and Portumna. As we are now having a break from our weekly meetings we hope all our members have a great summer and the weather to go with it. Throughout the summer we have various outings. On Sunday 8th July the Mid Western Region of Active Retirement Ireland are having a day out at Limerick Racecourse. The price including entrance and lunch is €30. per head. Then on Tuesday 17th July we are going on a trip on the Shannon from Banagher to Clonmacnoise followed by a meal on the way home. On Wednesday 25th July there is a trip to the Burren. If anyone wishes to join us on any of theses trips please let either Betty (087 666 7374) or Nancy (087 761 3458) know as soon as possible. The Committee would like to thank everyone who purchased raffle tickets at our function last week. The proceeds of which are going towards a specialised wheelchair for Nadine Clancy of Rathcabbin.
We would like to offer our deepest sympathy to the McIntyre and the Liffey family on the recent death of Mary McIntyre (Portland). Mary will certainly be missed by all who knew her. Thank you to our members who formed a guard of honour from the school down to the church for Mary on Saturday evening. Our deepest sympathy is also extended to Kit Ryan (Portumna Retirement Village) and to Jacqueline McGrath and family on the death of Dinny Ryan.

A.G.M. Reminder.

The Annual General Meeting of Lorrha Development Association will take place on Tuesday July 3rd. at 8p.m. in St. Ruadhan’s Community Hall. We encourage as many as possible to attend.

Lorrha & Dorrha Historical Society.

Trip to Rock of Dunamace Emo House Tower of Timnahoe all in Co. Laois on Saturday 30th June. Cost 10 to 15 euro. Contact James on (087) 2031798 for further details.

Mass of Remembrance.

A special Mass will be held in St. John’s Church Nenagh on July 5th at 7.30p.m. to celebrate the memory of all patients who died at the MWRH Nenagh in 2011. If you have a relative who died in 2011 at Nenagh Hospital the invitation is open to you and your family.

5 Day Weather Forecast.

Today Wednesday 27th
Warm and close today. Cloudy and very misty at first with some heavy rain in places but becoming drier as rain becomes more scattered and lighter. Some warm sunny spells will develop in places but some showers will break out also. Extensive low cloud and fog on hills and some coasts. Top temperatures of 22 or possibly 23 degrees in sunnier areas but about 16 to18 degrees in dull cloudier spots.

Very humid and murky tonight. Some heavy rain will develop this evening in some southern areas and becoming wet in all areas tonight with heavy rain becoming widespread. Extensive low cloud and fog persisting on hills and coasts. Lowest temperatures of 13 or 14 degrees.

Very mild and humid tomorrow with widespread rain at first heavy in many areas. The rain will turn more showery in places during the day with some drier brighter periods developing at times but there will be heavy showers also prolonged in places. Top temperatures of 16 to 19 or possibly 20 degrees and becoming less humid later in the day


General : Cooler and fresher for Friday and the Weekend with breezy showery conditions in the main and temperatures below normal
Rather cloudy on Thursday night with rain or showers in many places overnight and a little cooler than recent nights with lows of 11 or 12 degrees.
Friday : Windy and much fresher on Friday. Generally showery with heavy showers at times and some possibly prolonged in places in the morning but some sunny spells develop also – best over east Munster and south Leinster. Top temperatures of 14 to 18 C. in a fresh and gusty southwest to west wind becoming northwest later and it will be strong along the north coast.
Saturday : Cool bright fresh conditions on Saturday but with further showers at times some heavy these mainly in northern counties. But some sunny spells also. Temperatures just 13 to 17 C. and in a moderate to fresh west or northwest breeze it will feel cool.
Sunday : At this stage it looks like a lot of dry bright weather on Sunday with sunny spells and light or moderate breezes but still cool with temperatures of 14 to 17 degrees. Nights through the weekend will be much cooler than at present with temperatures in single figures.
Outlook for early next week is for a continuation of the unsettled weather but possibly becoming a bit warmer again with temperatures around normal.

Smile Awhile.

An elderly man on a Moped looking about 100 years old pulls up next to a doctor at a street light.

The old man looks over at the sleek shiny car and asks ‘What kind of car ya got there sonny ?’

The doctor replies ‘A Ferrari GTO. It cost half a million dollars ! ‘

‘That’s a lot of money’ says the old man. ‘Why does it cost so much?’

‘Because this car can do up to 320 miles an hour!’ states the doctor proudly.

The Moped driver asks ‘Mind if I take a look inside?’

‘No problem’ replies the doctor.

So the old man pokes his head in the window and looks around.
Then sitting back on his Moped the old man says ‘That’s a pretty nice car all right… But I’ll stick with my Moped !’

Just then the light changes so the doctor decides to show the old man just what his car can do. He floors it and within 30 seconds the speedometer reads 160 mph.

Suddenly he notices a dot in his rear view mirror. It seems to be getting closer!

He slows down to see what it could be and suddenly WHOOOOSSSHHH !

Something whips by him going much faster !

‘ What on earth could be going faster than my Ferrari ?’ the doctor asks himself.

He presses harder on the accelerator and takes the Ferrari up to 250 mph.

Then up ahead of him he sees that it’s the old man on the Moped!

Amazed that the Moped could pass his Ferrari he gives it more gas and passes the Moped at 275 mph and he’s feeling pretty good until he looks in his mirror and sees the old man gaining on him AGAIN!

Astounded by the speed of this old guy he floors the gas pedal and takes the Ferrari all the way up to 320 mph.

Not ten seconds later he sees the Moped bearing down on him again!
The Ferrari is flat out and there’s nothing he can do!

Suddenly the Moped ploughs into the back of his Ferraridemolishing the rear end.

The doctor stops and jumps out and unbelievably the old man is still alive.

He runs up to the banged-up old guy and says ‘I’m a doctor…. Is there anything I can do for you?’

The old man whispers
‘Unhook my suspenders from your side view mirror!’.