Lorrha Notes

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Lorrha Development Association / Tidy Towns officially launched  two striking wood carvings which they had erected in the village in recent months. The carvings which have been carved from bog oak and are pictured here are of an Salmon which has been erected in the centre of the village and an Eagle which has been erected  on the entrance to Pairc Na Cille. Included in the pictures are Mary Coen, secretary, Carmel Slevin, Liz Hussey, vice chairperson, Mary Walsh, vice chairperson, Joe Dolan, Lorrha Lord Mayor, David Power, Helena Spain, Eddie Spain who sourced the wood,  Rose Mannion Chairperson.

Important Meeting.

The past few years has seen a decline in the life of rural Ireland and Lorrha is no exception, people are frequently remarking how quiet the village has become. Consequently it is now more important than ever that local communities consider and explore ways and means of addressing this situation. Lorrha Development Association will hold its AGM in the Community Hall, Lorrha on Tuesday 21st April at 8pm and appeals to every household in the area to be represented at this important meeting. We would greatly appreciate your attendance, any offers of help and new people to generate ideas that will benefit the village and its residents. Your contribution matters and does make a difference.

Presentation to Winners.

Trophies and cups will be presented to the winners of the North Tipperary Ploughing championships which took place recently, on Saturday night 18th in Kelly’s Rathcabbin. The raffle with €600 in prize money and many other prizes, will also take place on the night. Tickets are still on sale and can be had from any member of the committee.

Well Done.

Congratulations is extended to Sean and Fiona Molloy, Lorrha who were winners in the Lusmagh Camogie club inaugural 5K Muck Run which was held on Easter Monday in brilliant sunshine through the callows of Lusmagh. Sean was the first male back in a time of 24 and a half minutes while his sister Fiona was the first female to cross the mucky drain finishing line in a time of 28 and a half minutes. Well done to the past pupils of Lorrha N.S. where it all began.


Portumna Library is hosting a children’s art exhibition of creations by the students of Ute Duggan “Bramble Art” from April 18th – 29th, opening on Saturday 18th at 3pm. All welcome.

Happy Birthday.

Congratulations is extended to Mary Duffy Rathcabbin on the occasion of her 90th birthday. Mary celebrated this wonderful occasion last week-end with her family. Well done Mary.

Summer De-Clutter.

Thinking of clearing out the wardrobe to make room for the Summer collection? 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 two adults employed.

Redwood NS Annual Buffet Dance
The annual buffet dance fundraiser will take place in the GAA clubhouse, Moatfield on Saturday, 02nd May at 9.30 pm. Music by Pat & Richie, raffle, spot prizes, hot buffet and a great night guaranteed! Tickets are now on sale!

Help Required.

A group of people will Cycle Against Suicide in May. The group will be passing close to us here in this parish on May 2nd and they need our help. There are three ways people can get involved. 1. Homestays –  give a cyclist a bed for a night, 2. Participate in the cycle, 3. Be a volunteer. The main objective of the cycle is to raise awareness of the considerable help and supports that are available for anyone battling depression, self-harm, at risk of suicide or those bereaved by suicide. Contact Martin (087) 4484278 or Lorraine (087) 2224843 or visit their web site www.cycleagainstsuicide.com.

Smile Awhile & Laugh A Little Every Day.

Two elderly gentlemen were sitting on a bench under a tree in the town square watching the world go by. One turns to the other and says: ‘Sean, I’m 87 years old now and I’m just full of aches and pains. I know you’re about my age. How do you feel?’ Sean says, ‘I feel just like a newborn baby.’

‘Really!? Like a newborn baby!?’ ‘Yep. No hair, no teeth, and I think I just wet my pants.’