Lorrha Notes

Lorrha Notes.

Late Tina Ryan.

The sudden death took place on Sunday 12th January at her home of Tina Ryan, Pairc na Cille, Lorrha. Nee Lewis from Rathcabbin, Tina who was 45 years old went about her daily work quietly. Apart from her enjoyment of playing bingo, the love of her life was her family and her time revolved around her husband and children and her extended family members all of whom will miss her the most now. Sympathy is extended to her husband Frank, daughters Chrissie and Sinead, son Timmy, parents Madeleine and Billy Lewis, brothers Ray, Edward, (Portumna), Liam, Thomas, Brian, (Rathcabbin), sisters Mary (Cork), Madeleine, Sarah (Rathcabbin), Veronica (Banagher),Carmel (Lorrha), Noreen (Redwood), brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and Brian, Eamon and Rachel, aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and friends on their great loss. After funeral Mass in St. Ruadhan’s Church Lorrha on Wednesday 15th burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Annual General Meeting.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association are holding their Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, 5th February 2014 in the Community Hall Lorrha at 2.30pm.  We would ask all members to attend if possible.  Please note that the annual membership is now due.

Spring Art Classes. 

Art & Craft  for children (5 years up) at 3.30pm and 5pm on Saturdays, starting on January 25th for 8 weeks in Bramble Art Studio, Lorrha.   For more information please contact Ute  090-9747127 or  087-9151356.   Early booking advisable.

Rathcabbin Players.

Rathcabbin Players present ‘Poor Beast in the Rain’ by playwright Billy Roche, from Friday night 24th Jan. to Sun. night 26th and from Thur. night 30th to Sunday 2nd Feb. in Rathcabbin Hall. The booking line is now open between the hours of 6 and 9pm daily and the number to ring is (087) 2360096.

Unwanted Clothes Collection.

Lorrha Development / Tidy Towns continue with unused clothes collection throughout the winter months. We can collect your unwanted items. Just call or text  (086) 8493595/ (086) 8647166/ (087) 2601413 with your name and details. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the continued work around Lorrha Village.

Social Dancing:

Social dancing continues in the GAA Centre this Friday night to the music of Glen Flynn. Dancing from 9.30pm to 12.30am.

Still Searching.

Peter Fitzsimmons from Queensland, Australia is trying to trace his Lorrha relatives for some time now. His request was included in these notes late last year but to date, he hasn’t had any look. He would truly appreciate any kind of information that anyone might have about his ancestors so he can fill in the missing pieces of his roots jigsaw.  His great grandfather Thomas was born in Lorrha in 1883 to Thomas Fitzsimmons and Margaret Hoctor and went on to farm there. Thomas Fitzsimons/Fitzsimmons emigrated to Australia on the ship ‘Meridian’ on 10th August 1852. In earlier mentions of Thomas – marriage etc – his surname is spelled ‘Fitzsimons’. However, in his death notice, his name is spelled ‘Fitzsimmons’. Thomas married a Catherine Ryan nee Murphy and raised a large family including Peter’s grandfather. He was a cotton farmer in Ipswich which is just outside Brisbane in Queensland. Thomas also had a brother John who was born about 1837 and came out to Australia and raised a family in Victoria. Also a sister Esther (sometimes known as Hester) who was born about 1835 and came out to Australia. Esther died in New South Wales. In the 1901 Census, there is a Margaret Fitzsimons living in House 5 in Lorrha East. She is shown as ‘Not Married’ but this could mean she was a ‘widow’. Peter and his family would be thrilled to hear from anyone who might be able to provide further information on his family. He can be contacted by email at peterfitzsimmons@bigpond.com or by post to 25/2-10 Coolgardie Street, Elanora, Queensland 4221, Australia.

Lorrha Camogie Notes.

The  Club will be hosting the ‘Mad March Mock Wedding’ on Saturday, 8th of March at 8.30pm so keep this date free! It will be the Camogie Club’s main fundraiser for the year and tickets are now on sale and can be got from the Camogie panel, committee, Maher’s shop in Lorrha and Kelly’s Shop, Rathcabbin. Tickets are €10 each which includes you into a draw to win 1st Prize: Luxury Night away for two. 2nd prize: €100 Voucher for David Broderick Sports Therapy, very kindly donated by David and 3rd Prize: Meal for two.
Also on the night wedding ceremony antics, special guests, a lavish buffet, music and much more!!  It will be the maddest Wedding of 2014!!  Also, clothing collection in place. Call Elaine on 087-1357080 or any Committee member
Best of Luck to our own Fiona Kennedy and everyone involved in the Rathcabbin Play who present ‘Poor Beast in the Rain’ starting from this Friday the 24th in Rathcabbin Hall.

Smile Awhile and Laugh a Little Every Day.

After being married for thirty years, a wife asked her husband to describe her.
He looked at her for a while, then said, “You’re an alphabet wife ….. A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K.”

She asks … “What the hell does that mean?”
He said, “Adorable, Beautiful, Cute, Delightful, Elegant, Fabulous, Gorgeous, and Hot”.

She smiled happily and said … “Oh, that’s so lovely, but what about I, J, K?”
He said, “I’m Just Kidding!”

The swelling in his eye is going down and the doctor is fairly optimistic about saving his testicles