Lorrha Notes

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The Duffy Families with Eamonn Smyth and Bonners Army!!  Up Tipp!!

More Photos from around the parish supporting Tipp on photo gallery.

Church News.

Next Friday, 5th September is the First Friday of the month.  Mass in Lorrha Church at 9.30a.m. and in Rathcabbin Church at 8.00p.m.  Confessions before both Masses.  Liturgy of the Word and Communion  will be prayed by lay-members of the parish in Redwood Church on Saturday, 6th,  13th and  27th September at 8.00p.m.    Mass will be celebrated as usual on Sundays in  Lorrha at 10.00a.m.  and  Rathcabbin at 11.30a.m.

Bringing Theology Home.

The Priory Institute: Don’t just go to church, be the Church. Get ready by studying theology from home or in class. Application deadline is 22nd September 2014.   Phone: 01 4048124    E-mail: enquiries@prioryinstitute.com. Web: www.prioryinstitute.ie.

Parent and Toddler Groups.

Lorrha Parent, Toddler & Baby Group re-opens on Thursday 4th September in Lorrha Hall. The Group meets from 10.30 – 12 noon. Rathcabbin Parent, Toddler & Baby Group re-opens on Tuesday 9th September in Community Hall, Rathcabbin. The Group meets from 10.30am-12 noon. All parents, grandparents, childminders of children from 0 – 3 years are invited to attend at any of the sessions. It is an opportunity for adults to meet, chat and enjoy a cuppa while the children enjoy a safe fun environment.  Enquiries: Community Mothers Programme Tel 067 41922 for further information.


Whitten & Linda Gill would like to thank everyone who helped and supported the BBQ and raffle held at their home on 17/08/2014 in aid of Dorrha Church repairs.   It was a very successful event but it could not have been achieved without the help and support of the wider community. To date a total of €4100 was raised. Many thanks to one and all.

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.

Home Instead  Senior Care:

Next FREE Dementia Education Workshop is in Thurles on Tuesday 16th September in the Anner Hotel.  These workshops offer families practical advice on caring for a loved one  with a dementia.  This training is also being provided to multidisciplinary Staff (such as caterers) working in Nenagh Hospital to enhance staffs ability to communicate and understand patients with memory difficulties.  For more information visit the Alzheimer’s and dementia care section of our  website:  www.HomeInstead.ie/Alzheimers-Dementia-Care

Good Luck.

We extend the best of luck to Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher, Ken Hogan and the Tipperary team when they take on Kilkenny on Sunday in the All-Ireland final. The parish is beginning to get behind the team with flags and buntings going up all over the place. Tom and Martina Duffy and family, Walshpark have pulled out all the stops once again and have created Bonners army in their front lawn. They wish to offer thanks to Ger Leahy from Killyion for the use of his 1956 Army Troop Carrier which weights 28 Tonne and which they have decorated appropriately for the occasion. All in the parish are getting behind ‘Bonner’ Ken and Tipperary on Sunday.  Up Tipp.

Portumna College of Further Education

(Old VEC) St.Brigid’s Road   QQI/FETAC Certified  Courses  in Horticulture,  Business Studies/Retail,Tourism,  Food Safety/HACCP,  Computers,  Spanish,  English for Speakers of other languages,  Adult Literacy.   All courses free for unemployed, jobseekers , and elder citizens, fees for the employed.   Contact: Michael at  087 6258696,   090 9741946  and  e-mail : michael.cunniffe@gretb.ie  and  Justin 0863954259.

 Art Exhibition.

Portumna’s Shorelines Arts Exhibition 2014 will run this year from 7th-28th September at The Gallery at The Workhouse Portumna. Local artists wishing to submit a piece are asked to bring it to the Workhouse on 1st Sept from 6.30-8pm. Further details from 086-3195603.

Annual Threshing.

Borrisokane and District Vintage Clubs annual threshing, vintage show and family fun day has a new venue this year. It takes place in Lorrha Village on the 14th of September. There will be a dog show with 12 classes, trade stands and craft stalls. There will also be an old time grass demonstration (weather permitting).

Smile Awhile & laugh A Little Every Day.

Gallagher opened the morning newspaper and was dumbfounded to read in the obituary column that he had died.

He quickly phoned his best friend, Finney.

“Did you see the paper?” asked Gallagher. “They say I died!!”
“Yes, I saw it!” replied Finney.  “Where are ye callin’ from?”