Lorrha Notes


Retail Therapy in Rathcabbin.

The popular RTE One series Feargal Quinn’s Retail Therapy will film in Kelly’s Shop in Rathcabbin on Friday June 8th. Feargal wants to engage the community to shop local and to ask people from the area what they want from their local shop. They want to talk to local people and so are inviting groups and individuals to call to The Village Store in rathcabbin this Friday and talk to Feargal.

Green Schools Celebration.

Redwood school invite all to join us as we raise our third green flag this coming Friday June 8th at 2p.m. Tea and refreshments will be served afterwards.

Tickets for Eucharistic Congress:

More than 20000 people have now booked tickets to attend Congress at the RDS from 10th -16th June and the option to book online has been extended to 4th June. Alternatively it will be possible for anyone wishing to attend on any of those seven days to book on arrival at the RDS. Single Day Ticket: 35 euro
A limited number of tickets are available for the Closing Ceremony at Croke Park on 17th June in the Upper Cusack stand and Upper Hogan stand. These can be purchased for 10 euro from www.tickets.ie or alternatively from selected Centra or Super-Valu stores eg Super-Valu Birr and Super-Valu Roscrea. For more information visit the Congress website www.iec2012.ie or phone Mary at 090-9747972 or 087-2601413.


Sympathy is extended to the Raleigh family Kilfadda on the tragic death of Edward on Saturday last June 2nd. His remains reposed at his sister Marcella’s residence in Borrisokane on Tuesday. After funeral Mass in St. Michael’s Church Aglish to-day Wednesday 6th burial takes place in Aglish cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Green Flag.

The staff and students of Lorrha N.S. extend an open invitation to everyone to the raising of their second green flag in the school on Tuesday June 12th at 11.00a.m. This will be followed by the official opening of Friars Park at 12.30p.m. All are welcome to attend both events.

Let’s Celebrate.

The official opening of Friars Park in Lorrha will take place on Tuesday June 12th at 12.30p.m. Fran Curry will present his mid day programme ‘The Classic Café’ live between 12 noon and 2pm a prize awarded to Lorrha Development Association in the “Put The Spotlight On Your Community” a free community advertising competition in association with CAVA and Tipp F.M. Scoil Lua Naofa will also raise their second green flag at 11a.m . It is hoped that as many as possible will attend both events and help to make the day a real community celebration. All are welcome. A souvenir programme will be available and anyone wishes to sponsor this programme please contact (086) 8647166 (087) 2601413 (086) 8493595 before 10pm on Thursday night June 7th.


A Coffee morning/cake sale in aid of Rathcabbin National School will be held on Sunday 10th June in Rathcabbin hall from 12 noon – 2.30pm. There will be a variety of local produce on sale. Your support will be much appreciated.

Active Retirement.

On Wednesday June 13th pupils from Lorrha School will entertain us in the hall at 1.30p.m. Music song and dance will be the order of the day. All are welcome. Our activities continue each week and if you would like to join us we’re at the hall in Lorrha at 2.30 each Wednesday.

Social Dancing.

Social dancing in the GAA clubhouse Lorrha continues on Friday night to the music of J & S Sound. Your support appreciated.

School Concert.

Pupils from Scoil Lua Naofa Lorrha staged a wonderful concert on Friday night last in Lorrha Hall. They entertained the packed out hall with a variety of Music song and dance and they ‘brought the house down’. Well done to all the pupils from infants to sixth class and to their teachers. A raffle was also held and congratulations is extended to all winners of various spot prizes.

The Last Gaelic Chieftain.

North Tipperary LEADER Partnership in conjunction with The Ormond Way Association & Play on Words presents O’Sullivan Beara – The Last Great Chieftain. This is in support of the developemnt of the Ormond Way the North Tipperary section of the Beara-Breifne Greenway. Performed by Aidan Dooley (Writer and permormer of the critically acclaimed Sam Crean – Antarctic Explorer) who awakens another hero in our midst – A Gael who refused to surrender. Play takes place in Lorrha hall – Sat 9th June at 8p.m. Tickets are free.
For the Historians among you the famous O’Sullivan Bere March from Dunboy Castle in deepest West Cork to Leitrim in 1603 is a hugely significant event
For one Corkman who has spent the last 30 years in Australia it’s a piece of History that never left his mind. He was always fascinated with this moment in time and since his schooldays always wondered could he follow in the footsteps of those hardy men.
Well for Peter Lonergan who grew up in Douglas in Cork City his dream is about to become a reality. This year Peter is taking an extended holiday from his teaching job in Perth in Australia and on Saturday June 2nd 2012 at 9.00am he will commence his Walk from the original Dunboy Castle in Castletownbere with a schedule to arrive in Leitrim on Saturday 16th June. This will be 15 days in all (not as hardy as O’Sullivan and his Men who did it in 14 days!). Peter and his family would wholeheartedly welcome other walkers to join him at any stage along the way.
It is hoped to get as many people from the parish to meet Peter and family outside O’Hara’s house Derrybrien Road at 11p.m. where they will be coming from Aglish. Meet outside Mahers before hand at 10.30p.m. then proceed to Derrybrien Rd. to meet walkers Drivers needed to drop off people to Derrybrien. Route will proceed from Derrybrien onto Lissagadda and into Lorrha village where refreshments will be served at Mahers. Walkers then proceed onto Ballymacegan to the Shannon at Donie O’Meara’s. Even if people can’t make it for walk it would be great to have a crowd to greet him in Lorrha village.
Contact James Heenan 0872031798 for both events

5 Day Weather Forecast.

Today Wednesday June 6th
Breezy with widespread showers this evening occasionally heavy and thundery and bright or sunny breaks in-between. Mainly light breezes will become variable this evening.

Outbreaks of rain and drizzle in the southwest later will bring heavy and persistent rain to Munster and Leinster and adjoining areas during the night with a risk of flooding. Lowest temperatures of 7 to 11 degrees Celsius. Light to moderate and gusty southeast or variable winds developing overnight.

The heavy and persistent rain will quickly become widespread on Thursday and it will become rather windy also with moderate or fresh and gusty east to northeast winds. There is a risk of some damaging gusts occuring in the southwest later Thursday. Very heavy and persistent falls of rain are likely to lead to flooding. The rain is expected to be heaviest in the west and southwest; and persist in most places into Friday. Highest temperatures tomorrow of 12 to 15 degrees Celsius.


There will be further heavy falls on Thursday night with a continuing risk of flooding. Lows of 9 to 11 degrees in moderate to fresh northerly winds. The heavy rain will continue on Friday with yet more substantial falls likely during the morning and the afternoon. There will be a clearance during the late afternoon and evening as the rain moves away to the east. The rain will keep the temperatures down with highs of only 12 to 15 degrees in fresh northwest winds. Friday night will be dry and chilly with lows of 6 to 9 degrees. On Saturday there will be a good deal of dry weather with the risk of an isolated shower but some sunny spells too. Temperatures will climb to between 14 and 17 degrees. Then on Saturday night rain will spread into the southwest and will spread to all parts during Sunday. Once again temperatures will take a tumble on Sunday only ranging from 12 to 16 degrees in moderate to fresh easterly winds. At present it looks like the unsettled weather will continue into the start of next week.

Smile Awhile.

A teenage boy had just passed his driving test and inquired of his father as to when they could discuss his use of the car.

His father said he’d make a deal with his son "You bring your grades up from a C to a B average study your Bible a little and get your hair cut. Then we’ll talk about the car."The boy thought about that for a moment decided he’d settle for the offer and they agreed on it. After about six weeks his father said "Son you’ve brought your grades up and I’ve observed that you have been studying your Bible but I’m disappointed you haven’t had your hair cut."

The boy said "You know Dad I’ve been thinking about that and I’ve noticed in my studies of the Bible that Samson had long hair John the Baptist had long hair Moses had long hair and there’s even strong evidence
that Jesus had long hair."

Very quickly his father replied

"Did you also notice they all walked everywhere they went?"

TEACHER: John why are you doing your math multiplication on
the floor?

JOHN: You told me to do it without using tables.