Lorrha Notes

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Recent Engagement.

Congratulations and many good wishes is extended to Colm Duggan, Lorrha and Lorraine Starr, Killimor who announced their engagement recently. Also to Redwood school teacher Helena Darcy and Padraig Hickey who announced their engagement recently too. Well done to both couples and all the best in the future.

Recent Wedding.

The wedding of Ronan O’Meara, son of Evelyn and of the late Michael, Clonmona, Rathcabbin and Laura Murray, daughter of Brian and Margaret, Athleague, Co. Roscommon took place on Thursday 31st July in St. Patrick’s Church, Athleague.

The bride was attended by her three sisters Catriona, Hazel and Sandra while the grooms brothers, Michael, Francis and Declan were bestman and groomsmen respectively. Nine year old Sorcha O’Meara and 10 month old Isla Mulligan performed the duty of flower girls while three year old Tom Mulligan was the page boy. The readers for the occasion was Tommy Mulligan and Maureen Guinan with celebrants Fr. John Leogue and Fr. Francis Beirne. Both mothers, Evelyn and Margaret brought the offertory gifts to the altar while the ceremony was enhanced by the beautiful church music by ‘Rejoice’ from Ballina in Co. Mayo. Afterwards the newly weds joined with their families and friends for their reception which was held in The Sheraton, Athlone. Congratulations and many good wishes is extended to Ronan and Laura for a long and happy life together in Roscommon.

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.

Another Go at The cats!

Well done to Bonner, Ken and the Tipperary team who kept the cats quiet in a truly entertaining All-Ireland Final on Sunday last. They get to do it all again on the 27th and hopefully this time victory will come to Tipp.

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). There is also a home baking competition taking place this year. There are two categories, there is a category for adults and a category for juniors. The juniors section of the completion is for under 14 year olds. The adult section of the competition consists of baking a 2lb loaf or round traditional brown bread, or a 7″ or 8″ coffee cake. The juniors (under 14) section of the competition, will consist of baking 4 decorated cup cakes. All items to be left into the village hall in Lorrha before 1.30pm. More information about the home baking competition contact Anne, on 087-7610678. A great fun day to be had by all, so come along and enjoy!

2015 Lorrha Parish Calendar.

Lorrha Development Association / Tidy Towns are now offering space for advertising in the 2015 edition of the Annual Lorrha parish calendar. Anyone interested in taking an advert is asked to contact (086) 8647166 or (086) 8493595 as soon as possible please.

Smile Awhile & Laugh a Little Every Day.

An Irish priest is driving down to  New York and gets  stopped for speeding in Connecticut .  The state trooper smells alcohol on the priest’s breath and then sees an empty wine bottle on the floor of the car.  He says, “Sir, have you been drinking?”  “Just water,” says the priest. The trooper says, “Then why do I smell wine?”

The priest looks at the bottle and says, “Good Lord! He’s done it again!”


This one is for you Mick in Donegal.