Lorrha Notes

Lorrha Notes

Lorrha School Children undertook a project recently which was organised between the school, who invited the Active Retirement, Parents, and Grandparents to interact with the pupils in the classroom through a knitting project ‘Teddies for Tragedy’. The Teddies were
handed over recently to the Lorrha Apostolic Work Society who will have  them dispatched to a Childrens Hospital through the Missionaries. Doctors and nurse volunteers maintain that children recover quicker when they have a Teddy. 
There was a great response to this project which was enjoyed immensely by the adults who participated and by the school children who also learned the basics of knitting as well as helping sick children.

The pupils also went on to knit Egg Cosies to hold their Chocolate Easter Egg.

Late Elizabeth (Lidie) Cahalan.

The death occurred on Thursday March 13th in Bushy Park Nursing Home, Borrisokane of Lidie Cahalan, Curraghgloss, Lorrha.

Nee Murphy from Lismacrory, Ballingarry, Lidie came to the parish in 1962 on her marriage to Thomas Cahalan. She was a friendly, yet quiet lady who enjoyed the company and the chat of neighbours and her many friends when they visited. The kettle was always on the boil and no one left without a cup of tea. She loved cycling and baking and like so many of her generation, the simple things in life brought her much pleasure. Religion too played a big part in her home and she often visited Our Lady’s Shrine in Knock. She farmed with her husband Tommy who predeceased her three years ago. Her life revolved around her work and her family and in later years taking care of her husband. She adored her two grandchildren who brought great enjoyment into her life. Lidie passed away peacefully in Bush Park where she had spent the last five and a half years. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her but in particular by her family.

Sympathy is extended to her son Tommy, daughter in-law Anne-Marie grandchildren Kevin and Paul, sister Essie Kennedy (Aglish), sister-in-law, brothers in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and many friends on their sad loss. After funeral Mass in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church Rathcabbin burial took place in Lorrha Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Church News.

Please note that summer time begins this coming Sunday 30th March. Mass in Redwood Church (Vigil Mass) will be at 8.00pm commencing Saturday April 5th. Lorrha Church on Sunday at 10.00am and Rathcabbin at 11.30am.

Open Evening Reminder.

Rathcabbin N.S. Open Evening will be held on Thursday 27th March from 4-6pm. The Principal and teachers would like to extend a warm welcome to all prospective pupils and their parents. Please come along and see our newly opened and refurbished facilities, excellent pupil teacher ratio due to additional teaching staff.  Please contact the principal, Mr D’arcy on 0579139008 or email principal@rathcabbinns.ie

News From Lorrha School.

St. Patricks Day. 

Congratulations and well done to our dancing pupils Avie D’Arcy, Hannah O’Meara, Michaela Young, Caoimhe O’Meara, Julia Boons, Keeva Duffy and Adam Walsh who danced their way to success and won the children’s section in the Lorrha Parade. Well done and keep up the dancing. Many thanks to all the students who participated in the parade on the day.

Knitting Project.

Well done to our pupils who participated in the knitting project ‘Teddies for Tragedy’ organised in partnership with members of the Active Retirement, Apostolic Work Society, Parents and Grandparents. The Teddies are now on their way to a Childrens Hospital. Our pupils also knitted Egg Cups to hold their Easter Chocolate Egg. Well done all. A selection of photographs can be viewed on the school web site www.lorrhans.ie

Spelling Bee.

We extend the best of luck to Michaela Young who will represent our school in the Tipperary Eason Spelling Bee in St. John The Baptist B.N.S. Cashel on Wednesday April 2nd. Good luck Michaela.

We continue our work towards the schools third green flag which is for water conservation. Our green school committee visited the Portumna Water Treatment Works recently and were delighted to see how the system works and how the water is tested for various bacteria. Very interesting indeed! Our thanks to Willie and Gerry of Galway Co. Co. for their help and information on the day and also to the parents who attended. They also found the information interesting. On Monday March 10th we had a visit from An Taisce inspector who tested the knowledge of our green school committee on the work carried out to date. All went well and we continue to work on water conservation.

Many thanks to the two Borrisokane Fire Officers who visited the school and explained about different aspects of fire safety recently. The experience was enjoyed by all.

Our pupils participated in an indoor hurling blitz recently and we wish to thank David Needham for organising this successful couple of hours which was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

New Arrival.

Congratulations is extended to Philip and Jacqueline McGrath, Lorrha on the recent birth of their daughter Zoe. A lovely little sister for Lochlann and Ceri to play with. Well done all.


Portumna library is hosting a children's art exhibition of creations by the students of Ute Duggan, "Bramble Art" from 5th - 23rd April; Opening on Saturday, 5th April at 3.30pm. All welcome. View my page on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie

Spring De-Clutter.

Lorrha Development/ Tidy Towns continue with unused clothes collection throughout the Spring months. De-clutter your wardrobe, attack your attic, recycle all unwanted/unused items of clothing to make room for your Spring collection. We will accept any kind of bag or in bags provided by the committee at (086) 8647166. We can collect your unwanted items. Just call or text  (086) 8493595/ (086) 8647166/ (087) 2601413 with your name and details. We appreciate your support. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing  work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep three adults employed.

Date For Your Diary.

The 49th Annual North Tipperary Ploughing Championships will take place on Sunday March 30th on the lands of  Eamon and Mary Murphy, Sopwell,  Ballingarry. Starting time is 12.30pm with side attractions for both young and the not so young. Free Bouncing Castle for the children and refreshments served throughout the day. A great day out for all. Pre – entry by March 28th by text or call to the Secretary and for further information also contact Denis Cahalan on (087) 7793719 who will be happy to assist with your query.

Portumna College of Further Education

(Old VEC) St.Brigid’s Road   QQI/FETAC Certified  Courses  in Horticulture, Marine and Countryside Tour Guiding, Communications ,Computers,  Spanish, Free English for Speakers of other languages (FETAC 3 –  ESOL ). Free for jobseekers , Fees for the employed. COME and ‘SEE, JUDGE and ACT’.   Contact: Michael at  0876258696  09097 41946 and  e-mail : pcfe@cogalvec.ie

Preliminary Notice.

To mark the 75th anniversary of the Redwood N.S, a reunion will be held for all past pupils on Saturday  07th June. It will commence with an open school during the day from 3 – 4pm to view roll books, photos etc. A special Mass will be held in Redwood Church at 7pm and buffet dance at 9.30p.m. in Moatfield with music by Pat & Richie followed by Tradstone. Eamon O’ Dywer will also be in attendance with Tipp FM Down Your Way. Tickets €10.00. All are welcome!!

Camogie Notes

All players, underage and adult are required to register and pay their membership before matches and training commence. No player can train or play without being insured. Adults: €60(Inc in ticket draw) – Students: €40(Inc in ticket draw)- U18: €20(extra €5 for ticket draw) Non playing members €30. All new players and members welcome. Please contact Michelle Maher (087)9058128. Must be paid by 31st March.
The Junior girls and preparing hard for their upcoming second round of the League were they will play Nenagh at home on Sunday April the 6th. while the under 14 B Championship commences on Tuesday 1st April v Portroe away. We also play St. Cronan’s and Kildangan. All games 25 mins. Games start at 6pm. 15 a side.

U12 Go Games Blitz:
Girls traveled to Portroe on Saturday morning and played Ballina, Burgess and Portroe. The girls played really well considering the conditions and really enjoyed the day. Thanks to Portroe GAA Club for their hospitality. Next Go Games Blitz is on the Saturday the 29th in Shannon Rovers at 11am. Underage Training continues during the week, will receive details via text.

Clothing Collection:
We are having a clothing recycling drive in aid of Lorrha Camogie Club. The collection day will be at the end of April but we can collect bags at any time off people. Please donate any unwanted clothes that are clean and dry and in big black bin bags. Clean dry Clothes-Belts-Shoes- Bags- Books, NO Bed clothes-curtains-pillows-duvets-cushions or household goods. So get collecting all your old unwanted clothes! More Info Contact: Elaine Hough 087-1357080

Smile Awhile and Laugh A Little Every Day.

A couple in their nineties are both having problems remembering things. During a check-up, the doctor tells them that they’re physically okay, but they might want to start writing things down to help them remember ..
Later that night, while watching TV, the old man gets up from his chair.
‘Want anything while I’m in the kitchen?’ he asks.
‘Will you get me a bowl of ice cream?’
‘Don’t you think you should write it down so you can remember it?’ she asks.
‘No, I can remember it.’
‘Well, I’d like some strawberries on top, too. Maybe you should write it down, so as not to forget it?’
He says, ‘I can remember that. You want a bowl of ice cream with strawberries.’
‘I’d also like whipped cream. I’m certain you’ll forget that, write it down?’ she asks.
Irritated, he says, ‘I don’t need to write it down, I can remember it! Ice cream with strawberries and whipped cream – I got it, for goodness sake!’
Then he toddles off into the kitchen. After about 20 minutes, The man returns from the kitchen and hands his wife a plate of bacon and eggs.. She stares at the plate for a moment and then says ‘Where’s my toast ?’