Lorrha Notes

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Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher Lined out for Tipperary in The All-Ireland Championship v Galway where Tipp recorded a great win. Here  Galway’s Daithi Burke gives chase. Tipperary play Offaly in the qualifiers on Sat. 12th at 7.00 in Portlaoise. This is preceded by the Tipp footballers who play Laois  in round 3 qualifiers at 4.45 after they had 17 points to spare over Longford last Saturday.  We wish our two parish players Bonner and Caoimhe the best of luck on Saturday.

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Caoimhe Kennedy in action with Tipperary Senior Camogie against Kilkenny on Saturday July 5th. Kilkenny won this outing. The girls play Offaly on Saturday 12th at 2.30 in the Ragg Camogie pitch in a must win game.

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Church News.

Youth  2000  Summer festival will take place from the  14th to the 17th August.  The theme “I want you to be happy, always happy in the Lord”    The venue is the Cistercian College, Mount Saint Joseph Abbey, Roscrea.  Inspiring talks,  Live Music, Workshops. Busses will be provided free of charge and festival is by donations.        You are advised to bring  a sleeping bag.  Suitable for ages from 16 years upwards.

New Catechism.

A new Irish catholic Catechism is now available for adults. The catechism plus study guide is now in stock in Veritas, Ennis. Suitable for study-groups,  faith formation  or  individual use.

Lorrha Development.

Many thanks to all who continue the work of keeping Lorrha clean and tidy. We urge all to continue throughout the summer months to keep the village tidy and clean. It’s not just for Tidy Towns but also for ourselves and for the many visitors coming into the village.

 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.

Alleluia Chorus Youth Choir.

This youth choir is based in Rathcabbin and will sing at one Mass per month.  Members are encouraged to sing and play music to praise God. New members are welcome. Practice is held weekly on Thursday 7.30 – 9pm in Rathcabbin Church. Contact 057 9139981 for information or look us up on facebook.

Rathcabbin Best Garden Competition

A reminder that the best front garden, window box and hanging basket in the village of Rathcabbin will be judged in the next week or so. The village is looking really well, thanks to all the hard work of Aidan Heenan and all the voluntary work carried out around the place. The childrens anti litter posters are proudly displayed around the village.

Rathcabbin Sensory Garden

The community garden is in full bloom and if you are in the village of Rathcabbin, stroll around or sit awhile and listen to the tinkle of the wind chimes. The edible garden has plenty of strawberries, gooseberries , blueberries and blackcurrants .The veggies are mainly pak choi at the moment with salad leaves to come. Barry Noyce of Saileach Willow Baskets constructed two amazing wigwams to trail runner beans on. To sit in the evening and breathe in the scents of rosemary, thyme and lavender is heavenly.

A Taste of Lough Derg 2014

A series of food events will take place around Lough Derg during July, August and September. The first event is a ‘Walk, see and taste’ afternoon on Sunny Meadow Farm, Power’s Cross, Portumna with Dermot O’Mara which will be followed by a BBQ & cheese tasting with Killeen Farmhouse Cheese. Phone to book on (087)9527466, starts at 3p.m this Sunday (13th) and is open to all. Visitwww.facebook.com/ATasteofLoughDerg for more details. Programmes are available in the local shops in the parish.

Public Meeting.

A public meeting to discuss the future of the community and voluntary sector in North Tipperary under the new County wide structures will take place in the Abbey Court Hotel Nenagh on Tuesday July 15th at 8.30pm.

CAVA are holding this public meeting to discuss the changing face of Community and Voluntary involvement in the newly established County Council structures in County Tippererary and they are inviting any and all groups that are involved in the Community and Voluntary sector throughout North Tipperary to come along on the night to express their views on where the Community and Voluntary sector sees themselves going over the coming years working under the new Tipperary County Council and Municipal Districts structures.

The meeting is being hosted by CAVA and will be an informal format where all matters relating to the Community and Voluntary will be discussed in an open forum. They hope to see as many people as possible there on the 15th, please feel free to contact the Chairman Frank Higgins for any information on 0868606000 or ruth4frank@gmail.com.

Smile Awhile and Laugh a Little Every Day

Three Doctors discussing their countries medical achievements

Israeli doctor says “We took a kidney out of one man and put it in another and he was out looking for work in 6 months.”

English doctor says “We took a lung out of one man and put it in another and he was out looking for work in 5 months!”

Irish doctor says “We took an arsehole out of Mayo and put it in the Dail and the whole country was out looking for work in 3 months…”