Lorrha Notes

                                  Happy Easter to all our Readers

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Birthday Greetings.

Congratulations and best wishes is extended to Sackie O’Brien, Rathcabbin on the occasion of his 80th birthday. Sackie celebrated the occasion with family and friends two weeks ago. Many happy returns.

Lorrha Camogie

A huge thank you to everyone who supported our church gate collection at all Masses last weekend, it was greatly appreciated. Many thanks to Breda O’Meara Pharmacy Borrisokane for sponsoring us a fully kitted out first aid bag, it’ll get great use!
Lorrha travel to Ballina for their next Junior match which will be played Easter Monday in Ballina at 12noon. All support welcome.

Easter Ceremonies.

Holy Thursday:  24th March. Mass of the Lord’s Supper  – Rathcabbin Church  –  8.00p.m. Priest available for Confessions after Mass.
Good Friday – 25th March  –  10.00a.m. Confirmation candidates pray Stations of the Cross in Lorrha Church. 3.00p.m. Liturgy of the Passion and Death of Christ in Rathcabbin Church. 8.00p.m.  Prayer around the Cross in Lorrha Church.  Good Friday is a day of fast and abstinence.
Holy Saturday   – 26th March   8.00p.m. Easter Vigil in Lorrha Church.
Easter Sunday  –  27th March – 11.30a.m. Mass in Rathcabbin Church.

Ploughing Raffle.

North Tipperary Ploughing Association annual draw will take place on Saturday night March 26th in Paddy’s Bar, Terryglass. There are numerous prizes to be won and with tickets still on sale, don’t miss out. We look forward to seeing you all on Saturday night.

Pieta House Fundraiser.

The Darkness into Light 5km walk/run will take place in Banagher this year on Saturday 7th May in aid of Pieta House, the centre for the prevention of suicide and self harm. The event will begin  at 4:15 am from Banagher College  and participants will cross the line as dawn is breaking. You can register online now or alternatively at Super Valu Banagher on Holy Thursday from 4-6 or Easter Saturday from 10-6 to avail of the early bird offer. Please come out and lend your support to this uplifting and inspirational event.

 Thanks From Lorrha N.S.

The pupils and staff wish to extend thanks to all who attended the school’s Proclamation day on March 16th.  Your presence added to the formality and significance of the event. Music, song and drama from the pupils also added greatly to the experience while fifth and sixth class pupils read the Proclamation and the tricolour was raised by sixth class pupils Patrick, Scott and Caoimhe.
Enrolment forms for September are available from the school by calling (090) 9747295 or email: luanaofa@eircom.net. Log on to our web site www.lorrhans.ie or follow us on Facebook where you can view tips for parents and much more. Bus service available for school transport.
Wishing everyone a happy, safe and peaceful Easter.

Lorrha Development.
Lorrha Development Association / Tidy Towns are holding a meeting this Wednesday night March 23rd in Lorrha Hall at 8pm. Now that Spring has arrived there is plenty of work and planning for the months ahead and to prepare the village for the National Tidy Towns adjudicating where it is hoped we can improve on marks from last year’s success.  However, we do need help and we invite everyone interested in the village to attend this important meeting so we can all work together. Please support.

Spring De-Clutter.

Thinking of clearing out the wardrobe to make room for the Spring collection? Lorrha Development/ Tidy Towns continue with unused clothes collection throughout the Winter months. De-clutter your wardrobe, attack your attic, recycle all unwanted/unused items of clothing to make room for your Spring 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. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows and cushions, carpets, rugs and mats (including bath, shower and toilet mats), soiled or wet clothing. 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.

Free Jobseekers Support Service now available for you!

Birr Job Club offers support, assistance, advice and help to any one actively seeking employment. If you are a job seeker or are returning to work after a long period of time then we can help you. The Programme runs for  4 weeks, 10.00am – 1.00pm and is FREE of charge. Our next Programme commences 29th March 2016

The Programme includes:  Self-assessment, identifying your skills and abilities, Researching jobs, social networking for employment, Developing /fine tuning your CV, setting up and using email, online job search, Advert analysis and Cover letter. Application forms, Employment Rights, Education and Training options, information on entitlements and return to work supports, Interview and Preparation, cover letters, career guidance and job planning, applying for jobs, , targeting and sourcing jobs, Stress awareness workshop,assertivenss  and confidence building,  Goal setting/action plans, mentoring and ongoing support is also provided and much more. Profiling of individual clients skills and matching with employment opportunities. There is also a fully equipped Resource Room available for you FREE with computers facilities, internet access, photocopying, stationary and phone to aid you in your job search. To secure a place on our next Programme please contact Catherine or Siobhan at Birr Job Club, Phone: 057 91 23940 Mobile: 087 2082919. Or drop into our office at Unit 6 Shannon Development, Brendan Street, Birr, Co. Offaly.