Lorrha Notes

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The best of luck to Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher and the Tipperary Team on Sunday against Cork in the All-Ireland Semi-Final. Bonner is pictured here in action against Dublin in the quarter final. 

Church News.

Friday, (15th August) is the Feast of The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and is a Holy Day of Obligation. Mass in Lorrha at 10.00a.m. and  Rathcabbin  at  8.00p.m.

Please Note:  Instead of the Vigil Mass, in Redwood Church during the month of  September, Liturgy of the Word and Communion will take place at 8.00pm. This will involve people from the parish leading the Faith Community in prayer. A training session for same will be held in Redwood Church on Tuesday 12th August @ 8.00pm.

The Annual Holycross Pilgrimage will take place on Wednesday, 27th August. Names as soon as possible to Betty  at  087-6667374.  (Full details will be given when you make contact to book your seat)

Killaloe  DioceseAutumn  Pilgrimage to Lourdes:  7th October – 12th October, 2014. See noticeboard in Church-porch for full details.

Late Johnny Madden.

The death occurred on Friday August 1st in Milford Hospice after a long illness of Johnny Madden, Gurteen, Rathcabbin.  One of life’s characters, Johnny who was 75 years of age loved to socialise and to  meet people and was known for his love of music and his annual trips to Lisdoonvarna which he looked forward to for months beforehand.  He also liked to sing and could be relied upon to liven up any party or gathering that he was at.  Former work colleagues from Bord Na Mona formed a guard of honour as his remains arrived in Rathcabbin Church on Sunday evening Aug 3rd  and after concelebrated funeral Mass there the following day Monday, by Fr. Pat Mulcahy P.P., Fr. John Donnelly A.P. and Fr. Michael Kennedy P.P. (Lusmagh), burial took place in Pallas cemetery, Rathcabbin.  Sympathy is extended to his sisters Marie Fallon (Rathcabbin), Bridget  Parkinson (Birr), brother in law John, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends on their sad loss. May he rest in peace.

Autumn De-Clutter.

Lorrha Development/ Tidy Towns continue with unused clothes collection throughout the Autumn months. De-clutter your wardrobe, attack your attic, recycle all unwanted/unused items of clothing to make room for your Autumn 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.

Donation To North Tipp Hospice.

Lorrha Development Association / Tidy Towns will make a contribution from the sale of the clothing collection, which has proven to be so successful, to North Tipperary Hospice during a BBQ in Louis and Kathleen McCormack’s pub in Abbeyville on Friday night August 22nd.  Any donations from the night will also go directly to North Tipp Hospice. Music on the night. We invite all, especially all our many and wonderful, loyal helpers, supporters and sponsors who have worked with us throughout the years and which is much appreciated by us.  We look forward to meeting you all on the 22nd from 9pm.

Taste of Lough Derg Update.

The latest update on A Taste of Lough Derg.

1.      Sunflowers from the garden at Good & Green, Annacarriga. A Garden walk and wood turning demo takes place on the 15th of August as part of A Taste of Lough Derg

2.       Larkins Bar & Restaurant will host a Garden Party & Talent Show for their A Taste of Lough Derg Event on the 24th of August

Course  Opportunities.

FETAC (level 5) course commences on 13th October, in Birr. Opportunities for persons aged 18 – 35 to gain qualification to work in public/private care sector. Enquiries (without obligation) to Mary or Linda @  087 7385989.

Free Training Course in Borrisokane. 

Job Search Skills Course: Taking bookings for once off Training. Starting 11th August 2014. 10 mornings: Monday – Friday, 10.00am – 12.30pm. Revamp CV;- Cover Letter;  -Job Search;  -Interview Skills;  -Build your confidence in a relaxed atmosphere. Contact your local Employment Services Office (FÁS) on 067 31879 to register your place.

Lorrha Parish Golf Outing.

The Lorrha Parish Golf Outing takes place in Portumna Golf Club on Saturday, 16th August with tee-times from 8.30am to 12pm. This year’s captain is Vincent Liffey while the President is Joe Morris. To book a tee time contact Vincent Liffey (0873328577) or Tony Coen (0876219639).

Camogie Notes.

Well done to our Junior A team who had a great win over Thurles in dreadful weather on Saturday evening last in Moatfield. Final score Lorrha 5.9, Thurles 2.12. The girls showed great heart and determination to win a hard fought physical game. We take on Burgess in Kilcolman in our next game which is likely to be played Sat. Evening.

Underage training continues during the week with the U14’s due to play Portroe at home on Thursday evening at 7.15pm and the U12’s to play in a blitz in Semple Stadium on Friday starting at 2pm.
Best of Luck to Bonner Maher and the Tipperary Senior hurling team as they take on Cork on Sunday.


Smile Awhile and Laugh A Little Every Day.
A guy was driving around Dublin when he saw a sign in front of a house,
‘Talking Dog for Sale .’
He rang the bell and the owner told him the dog was in the backyard.
The guy went into the backyard and saw a Labrador sitting there.
‘You talk?’ he asked.
‘Yes,’ the Lab replied.
‘So, what’s the story?’
The Lab looked up and said, ‘Well, I discovered that I could talk when I was pretty young. I wanted to help the government, so I told the Garda about my gift, and in no time at all they had me jetting from  country to country, sitting in rooms with spies and world leaders, because no one figured a dog would be eavesdropping. I was one of their most valuable spies for eight years running.’

‘But the jetting around really tired me out, and I knew I wasn’t getting any younger so I decided to settle down. I signed up for a job at the airport to do some undercover security wandering near suspicious characters and listening in. I uncovered some incredible dealings and was awarded a batch of medals. I got married, had a load of puppies, and now I’m just retired.’

The guy was amazed. He goes back in and asked the owner what he wanted for the dog.
‘Ten euros.’ the man said.
‘Ten euros? This dog is amazing. Why on earth are you selling him so cheap?’
‘Because he’s a liar. He never did any of that stuff.

This one is for you Liz.