Lorrha Notes

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On Tuesday Lorrha School raised their 3rd Green Flag

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Sophie is the youngest student in Rathcabbin School and she cut the ribbon to officially open the new classroom last Monday

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Turf bank owners in Redwood bog North Tipperary out in force footing their turf, exercising their rights to cut turf on their own property. This season, more turf has been cut than last, by turf bank owners. This group of people have no wish to re-locate to Sharragh bog some miles away, which has no proper access and has extremely poor turf. As pointed out in Judge Quirke report, there is need for a change in the National Parks personnel.  We the bog owners, experience nothing else only intimidation and no possibility of reasoning with them.


Lorrha Development.

Tidy Towns judging is in full swing and we are usually visited during the month of June. Sincere thanks to everyone for helping with work around the village, and do please continue with the good work of keeping the village looking it’s best. Hopefully the act of vandalism caused in spraying the grass area in the village, will not cost us marks. We appeal to anyone who may have seen anything or those who know anything regarding this incident to please contact the Gardai in Borrisokane who are investigating the matter on (067) 27160.

News From Lorrh School.

Commiserations to the Lorrha/Redwood hurling team who lost the County Final to Annacarty by two points on Wednesday last in Semple Stadium. This was a game that Lorrha should have won as they raced into an early lead through Colm Fogarty but Annacarty came back at them and despite pulling out all the stops in the last half, an Mike Houlihan effort to draw the game, went over instead of under and Lorrha were down two points on the final whistle. The panel of players: Tom Duggan (L), Courtney Houlihan (R), Daniel Madden, Jack Moran, Mikie Houlihan, Ronan O’Meara, Colm Fogarty (L), Dan Needham (R),Cathal Molloy (R), Dylan Mannion, Cian Cannion, Ronan Shewbridge. Many thanks to James and Katie for coaching the team throughout the year.

Well done to our pupils who won medals recently for their tennis skills in the schools competition. We also congratulate our pupils who won medals and trophies recently when they participated in the Feis competition which was organised by Grainne McLoughlin and held in Banagher. We have always been very successful in Feis competitions down through the years, with many of our pupils winning more than one category and this year was no exception. We also congratulate Tom Duggan, Mikie Houlihan, Daniel Madden and Colm Fogarty who participated recently in a football skills competition which was held in Thurles. We were placed in fifth place in Tipperary and were less than twenty points away from the overall winner who were Thurles. Thanks to James for travelling with the lads and well done. Indeed well done all our medal winners.

School Tours. Our senior classes travelled to Clare for their school tour recently and had a wonderful day out while our juniors travelled to Glendeer Pet Farm in Athlone and were delighted to view all the animals there even getting the opportunity to feed them. All had a marvellous time and enjoyed the day away from the books.

Summer De-Clutter.

Lorrha Development/ Tidy Towns continue with unused clothes collection throughout the Summer months. De-clutter your wardrobe, attack your attic, recycle all unwanted/unused items of clothing to make room for your Summer collection. We will accept any kind of bag or in bags provided by the committee. We can collect your unwanted items. Just call or text  (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (086) 8355405 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.

Annual Pilgrimage.

The annual Killaloe Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine will take place onSunday 6th July. Names lease to  Gertie O’Meara – 090  – 9747080  or  Betty Houlihan  087 –  6667374.  Coach departs from Rathcabbin at 8.30a.m. and the fare is Adults €15 while a child is €7. Please book your seat as soon as possible.

 New Arrivals.

Congratulations and many good wishes is extended to Padraig and Pamela Madden, Lorrha on the birth of their first born, a boy. Cormac was born on Sunday 8th June. Welcome to the world Cormac. Congratulations is also extended to Mary Heenan, Lorrha on the birth of her daughter Zahra Noelle on June 14th. A little sister to big brother Keiko. Welcome to the world Zahra.

 Busy Bodies Summer Camp 2014.

 A reminder that there are still places available for starting on June 30th, in Killeen National School.  Please phone Ann on 087 9625218 for more information.

Interested in gaining a qualification to work in Healthcare?

Offaly Local Development Company in association with SOLAS (formerly FAS) invites applications for a 30 week full-time FETAC Level 5 “Healthcare Support” course commencing in October 2014 in Birr.

Please make any informal enquiries to 087-7385989- we would be delighted to discuss the course with you and answer any of your queries.

Formal applications to Department of Social Protection, Castle Buildings, Tullamore 057-9318500  or Jobs’ Club Birr, 057-9123940

Horticulture Course:

 Offaly Local Development Company in association with SOLAS (formerly FAS) invites applications for a 26 week full-time FETAC Level 4 “Horticulture” course commencing immediately in St. Rynagh’s College of further Education, Banagher, Co. Offaly

Please contact Monica/Michael at: 087-6835561


Smile Awhile & Laugh a Little Every Day

 A Note seen on a hardware store in a small town: “No paint will be mixed without a note from the wife”.