Lorrha Notes

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First Friday.

This coming Friday, 4th July, is the First Friday of the month. Mass will be celebrated in Lorrha Church at 9.30a.m. Rathcabbin at 8.00p.m. Confessions before Mass.

Annual Pilgrimage.

Annual Killaloe Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine will take place this comingSunday 6th July. Names please 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.

Lorrha Development.

 We urge everyone to continue to keep the village tidy and clean throughout the summer months. It’s not just for Tidy Towns but also for ourselves and for the many visitors coming into the village.

 News From Lorrha School.

We extend thanks to Fr. Pat for offering our end of year Mass on Tuesday 24th and to Ann and Betty for coming into the school and giving the pupils a very valuable chance to experience and be involved in, the ago old art of making butter. Many thanks also to the Parents Association for providing refreshments and helping on the day and to all who helped in whatever way while three of our sixth class pupils helped to raise our third green flag. The principal and staff wish all a happy, enjoyable and safe summer.


The South East Galway IRD local Training Initiative in Portumna currently has vacancies. For further  information call 090 9759092.

Date For Your Diary.

 The annual Lorrha parish golf outing will take place this year in Portumna golf club. The date is Saturday August 16th and this year’s captain is Vincent Liffey. Further details later.

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.

Camogie News.

LIT Munster Summer League:

The girls played their second round of the league against a strong Cashel side on Friday evening in Cashel. Some good performances and a close match with Cashel coming out with a 5 point win. The girls play Whitegate of Clare this coming week, not fixed yet and play their last group game against Tournafulla of Limerick away in Tournafulla on this coming Sunday.
The U12 and U16 team traveled to Ballinderry on Saturday to compete in a blitz. The girls really enjoyed the day with some great performances on show. Thanks to Shannon Rovers Camogie Club for inviting us. Training will continue during the week, will receive details via text.

County Scene:
Hard Luck to the Tipperary Senior Camogie panel and to Caoimhe Kennedy who played Derry on Saturday in the Liberty Insurance Championship, Caoimhe was playing wing back. They now play Kilkenny in the next round.
Best of Luck to Bonner Maher and the Tipperary hurling team as they face Galway on Saturday in Thurles.

Thanks to all in Podumna Village, Portumna, Co. Galway and all your staff for a great evening on of activities with the Junior Camogie girls last week. The girls really enjoyed the evening. Also Thanks to Theresa Dunne Walker of The Ferry Inn, Bar and Restaurant for the well needed food after all the exercise & torment we endured!! A big Thank you to Jack & Michelle Maher of JM Autoparts, Portumna for sponsoring the Camogie Club to take part in this event.

Lorrha Camogie Club Facebook Page:
Keep up to date on any recent activity in the Club and in the Parish. See old and new pictures and keep up to date on what’s happening in the Club!

Turf Cutting.

More than ever before, turf bank owners in the SAC designated Redwood bog have cut and saved their turf in recent weeks. They believe that they are exercising their rights on their private property and say they will continue to cut and save their winter fuel there.

North Tipperary LEADER Rally: 9th July at Dáil Eireann

Keep LEADER in the Community: NO to Alignment

North Tipperary LEADER Partnership, and other Local Development Companies from across the country, is calling on communities to support the forthcoming LEADER Rally in support of the retention of the bottom-up approach of LEADER, by local development companies.  The rally will take place on Wednesday July 9th at 1.30pm at Dáil Eireann and will be addressed by Marian Harkin MEP, Liadh Ní Riada MEP and others.  Now, more than ever, we need your support, so that communities, and not Local Authority Committees, can continue to decide how LEADER funding should be administered in this area.

North Tipperary LEADER Partnership has successfully delivered the LEADER Programme for over 20 years.  Now, the government is proposing to change this system, which is regarded by the EU as being a model of best practice throughout Europe, and one that has successfully supported the economic, social and community development of rural communities throughout Ireland. The proposed policy change being driven forward by  Minister Hogan & the Department of Environment Community and Local Government is called alignment, and aims to transfer the delivery of the LEADER Programme to newly established committees within each Local Authority Area.  Coach transport from North Tipperary to Dublin will be provided to all those wishing to support our cause on the day. There will be a bus leaving from Borrisokane (Credit Union) at 8.30am which will be free. Please book your seat before 12noon Tuesday 8th July.

For further information, to confirm your attendance or enquiries regarding coach routes please call 087 9873489 or email ntlpleaderrally@yahoo.com.

Smile Awhile and Laugh a Little Every Day.

Father Murphy walks into a pub in Donegal, and asks the first man he meets, “Do you want to go to heaven?” The man said, “I do, Father.” The priest said, “Then stand over there against the wall.”

Then the priest asked the second man, “Do you want to go to heaven?” “Certainly, Father,” the man replied”. Then stand over there against the wall,” said the priest.

Then Father Murphy walked up to O’Toole and asked, “Do you want to go to heaven?”  O’Toole said, “No, I don’t Father.”  The priest said, “I don’t believe this.  You mean to tell me that when you die you don’t want to go to heaven?”    O’Toole said, “Oh, when I die , yes.  I thought you were getting a group together to go right now.”