Lorrha Notes

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Lorrha Develepment Association were honoured to host Councillor Wayne Sanford, President of the Shire of Collie, Western Australia and his wife Mary who visited Lorrha last week-end. The purpose of the visit was to lay a wreath at Sgt. Martin O’Meara’s monument to pay tribute to the V.C. recipient. Cllr. & Mrs. Sanford are pictured here with Cllr. Fiona Bonfield, Cathaoirleach, Nenagh Municipal District, Liz Hussey, Mart Walsh, Vice-chairpersons, Lorrha Development, Joe Dolan, Lorrha Lord Mayor, Rose Mannion, Chairperson, Lorrha Development Association.


Sympathy is extended to the wife and family of Sean Corrigan, Crinkill, Birr on his sudden death which occurred at University College Hospital Galway on Thursday April 30th. A native of Redwood, Lorrha, his remains were removed from St. Kieran’s Nursing Home, Rathcabbin on Saturday last May 2nd to St. Ruadhan’s Church Lorrha and after funeral Mass burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Church News.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament  continues  every Thursday from 10am to 10pm in Rathcabbin  Church. We invite all parishioners to come and stay a while in the presence of Jesus. Next Friday, 1st May, is the First Friday of the month. Mass in Lorrha Church at 9.30 a.m. Confessions beforehand. Liturgy of the Word and distribution of Communion in   Rathcabbin Church at 8.00p.m.

Holy Communion.

First Holy Communion Mass will be on Sunday 10th May in Lorrha at 11.30am. Please Note that Mass on that Sunday in Rathcabbin will be at 10.00am.


Rathcabbin girl Sarah Brady will hold a Mellon Educate fundraising pub quiz with a raffle in Gleeson’s of Riverstown on this coming Friday night the 8th of May. €40 for a table of 4 and the starting time is 9pm. Sarah will travel to South Africa as a volunteer in November as part of the Niall Mellon Educate group. She would welcome your support on Friday night coming in Riverstown.

Lorrha Development Thanks.

Lorrha Development Association wish to extend thanks to all who attended and helped with the visit of Councillor Wayne Sanford, President of the Shire of Collie and his wife Mary on Saturday last May 2nd. It was indeed an honor to host such distinguished visitors to our village where they along with members of the O’Meara family from England laid a wreath at the monument of Martin O’Meara V.C. Cr. Sanford’s visit will without doubt highlight what Lorrha has to offer and will lead the way for many more visitors in the future. Despite the dreadful weather conditions the day was a great success and we extend thanks to Cllr. Fiona Bonfield, Cathaoirleach, Nenagh Municipal District, Rosemary Joyce, District Administrator, Seamus King, Author and Historian, Caimin O’Brien, Archaeologist, National Monuments Service, Pat and Chrissie Hough for their hospitality, Sheila, Carmel and Mary O’Mears for taking the visitors into their kitchen and serving refreshments, Darina Kelly and friends who also served up home baking, our two Lorrha School pupils Lisa and Caoimhe who gave a demonstration of Irish dancing that was enjoyed and commented on by Cr. Sanford and his wife Mary, Fr. Bobby, Teresa and Tracy for providing the music and Denis and Lil Maher who served such a wonderful meal to finish the very busy day’s schedule.

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.


Landscaping & Horticulture course starting 20th July 2015 in St. Rynagh’s College of Further Education, Banagher. Now recruiting! FETAC Level 4 Major Award in Horticulture- 6 month full time course- ETB training allowance provided. Contact Monica on 087 6835561 to apply.

Portumna Arts News

Plans are taking shape for Portumna Arts Group’s celebration of Poetry Day Ireland on Thursday 7th May at 8.30pm in Portumna’s Christ Church. Come along and join Portumna Pen Pushers and Omna singers  for a celebration of Ireland’s best poetry in Woven Words. Admission €8.

Our mission is to celebrate poetry’s vital place in our culture by making poetry both inescapable and irresistible for a day. Watch out for poems popping up in windows about town and other areas where a gift of a poem will be placed. Pick up a booklet of poems in coffee shops about town and perhaps read a poem you like after reading this.