Lorrha Notes

Congratulations is extended to Redwood and Lorrha schools who were awarded Green Flags at an awards ceremony which took place to-day Wednesday 23rd. in Athlone. Pictured above is Redwood principal Ms. Maura Kennedy with Alan Celine and David while Lorrha school was represented by Caolan Cormac Fiona and Deputy principal Ms. Caroline O’Donoghue.

Congratulations is extended to Aidan McIntyre James O’Meara and Donal O’Meara who recently won the annual 3 Ball Open at Portumna Golf Club for 2012. The competiton was sponsored by Mike Horan Birr Driving Range.   Photo Jim Hynes.


Late Paddy Brophy.

The death took place at his residence on Sunday 13th May last of Paddy Brophy Lisballyard Rathcabbin. Aged just 50 Paddy’s sudden death came as a great shock to his family neighbours and friends.
Paddy spent his entire life in Lisballyard working on the family farm from a young age and taking over the farm following the death of his father Michael. Paddy ran the farm until ill-health forced him to give up the running of the farm but continued to reside at home where the door was always open to his family. He was welcoming and courteous to all who called. A fine juvenile hurler with Lorrha in his younger years he was a very quiet and gently individual. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him but in particular by his family. He always took a great interest in all his brothers and sisters day to day lives in particular their children and how they were getting on in life.
Sympathy is extended to his sisters Kathleen (Coughlan) Margaret (Lane) Mary Agnes Breda (Hassett) Josephine (Vaughan) and brothers John Michael and Donal nieces nephews grandniece aunts sisters-in-law brothers-in-law relatives neighbours and friends on their sad loss.
After funeral mass in Our Lady’s Queen of Ireland Church Rathcabbin on Thursday 17th May burial took place in Lorrha cemetary. May he rest in peace.
The Brophy family extends grateful thanks to paramedic services who attended to Paddy friends neighbours and the community for their great help and support over the past week. Paddy would have liked that.

Eucharistic Congress:

Information leaflets highlighting events of the Congress and the programme for Friday 15th June (day selected by Diocese of Killaloe as their Special Day to travel as a Group) are displayed on church notice boards. The deadline for online booking to attend the Congress has been extended to May 20th. Alternatively it will be possible for anyone wishing to attend on any day between 10th June and 16th June to book on arrival at the RDS. Single Day Ticket: 35 euro. The P.P.Council is willing to sponsor three young people to attend on Fri 15th June. Enquiries to Mary: 090-9747972 or 087-2601413.

Work Evening.

Lorrha Development / Tidy Towns work evening this Wednesday 23rd. Meet outside the hall at 7p.m. Willing hands required to help with the planting of flowers.

Lorrha Community Hall.

The Annual General meeting of St. Ruadhan’s community hall Lorrha will take place on Thursday night 24th May at 8p.m. All welcome to attend.

School Concert.

Pupils from Scoil Lua Naofa Lorrha will stage a end of year variety concert in Lorrha Hall on Friday night June 1st commencing at 8p.m. All are invited.


Bishop Kieran O’Reilly administered the sacrament of Confirmation to twenty two young people from the three schools in the parish on Friday last the 18th in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church Rathcabbin. Congratulations to Sinead Dermody Mollie Yates David Sullivan Cormac Sheridan Mary Jane Sherlock Jack Ryan Hazel Reddin Maeve O’Meara Eimear O’Meara Daniel O’Donoghue Clodagh McIntyre James O’Meara Fiona Molloy Laoise Brehony Lynsey McDermott Donna Milne Allannah Clancy Michelle Mannion Mary Houlihan Celine Cleary Eoin Gallagher Alan O’Meara.

New Arrival.

Congratulations and good wishes is extended to Marian and Garry Tooher Rathcabbin on the recent birth of their baby girl Saran. A sister for Meriel andGwilym.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association.

On Wednesday 16th May the members had a most enjoyable afternoon when we were entertained by the very talented young children from Redwood National School. They sang played music and danced to the delight of us all. Our members joined in with great enthusism. A very special thank you to Mrs. Kennedy for organising this to the children for their entertainment and the parents who brought the children to Lorrha.
There will be no meeting in the hall on Wednesday 23rd May as we will be attending Thomond Park Stadium to celebrate the European Year of Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations with other associations from North Tipperary Clare and Limerick.
The chiropodist Emma Stanley will be with us on Wednesday 30th May.

Spring Fair.

Woodford Spring Fair will be held on Sunday May 27th at Woodford youth hall from 12-4pm. Admission is free to this family event where there is lots to see and do entertainment for children includes magic show balloon modelling face painting vintage tractors – Crafts include quilting crochet basketry coppersmithing leather wood and metalwork home baking mosaics ceramics plus die cast models. The venue is warm welcoming and wheelchair accessible with lots of parking nearby.

Senior Help Reminder.

Do you need someone to talk to? There is a third age- senior help line available to those who need it. Senior Help line is a confidential listening service for older people and it is provided by trained older volunteers. For the price of a local call anywhere in Ireland loCall 1850 440 444 if you need to talk to someone.

5 Day Weather Forecast.

Today Wednesday 23rd. May.
Rather cloudy in southern and western areas with some light rain or drizzle developing further west this evening and for a time tonight. Elsewhere remaining dry with sunny or clear periods but turning misty in places overnight. Moderate to fresh south to southeast winds will decrease light to moderate tonight and temperatures will fall to between 7 and 11 degrees Celsius.

Thursday will be dry in all areas with spells of sunshine developing widely. Light to moderate southeast to east breezes will develop during the day and it will become rather warm in most places. Highest afternoon temperatures will range 19 to 23 degrees Celsius generally but coastal margins of the east and south will remain several degrees cooler.


Thursday night: Very mild with patches of mist/fog/drizzle. Lowest temperatures 11 to 13 degrees.
Friday: A fine warm and sunny day in store and many people feeling it as very warm. In fact Friday promises to be the warmest day countrywide in this spell with temperature maxima generally in the low to mid-twenties. There is a small risk of one or two thundery showers breaking out especially in the south. There is also the risk of some sea fog on the east and south coast.

The weekend: The generally dry sunny weather will continue but there is still the risk of a few thundery showers breaking out especially in southern parts.
Still warm or very warm though feeling fresh along the Leinster coast due to onshore winds coming off the Irish Sea (Irish Sea temperature typically 9 or 10 degrees). Maximum temperatures 17 to 22 Celsius in fresh easterly winds.

Monday: Generally dry warm and sunny with just the small chance of a thundery shower breaking out.

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