Lorrha Notes

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North Tipperary Ploughing committee made a presentation of €500 the gate takings from the 2016 championships, to North Tipp Hospice during their annual draw which was held on Saturday night last in Terryglass. From left: Tom Duffy, Treasurer, Denis Cahalan, Secretary, James Hough, Vice Chairman, Nigal Foxton and Lelia Kelly, North Tipp Hospice, Eamon Murphy, Chairman North Tipp. Ploughing.   

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Cups were presented to the North Tipp ploughing winners during the committee’s annual draw which took place on Easter Saturday night in Paddy’s Terryglass. From left: Eamon Murphy, Chairman, Ray Clancy, Vintage Hydrolic, Tadgh Milne who accepted the cup for his son Ciaran, 3 furrow, Tom Duffy, Intermediate, James Hough, Single furrow, Denis Cahalan, secretary.  

Rathcabbin First Responders (R.F.R.)

Ladies, please join us in the VHI women’s mini marathon on Monday June 6th to raise funds for the Rathcabbin First Responders and the Mark Heffernan Trust and thanks for their donation of a defibrillator and wall cabinet now located at Walshpark Cross. Please register as soon as possible on www.vhiwomensninimarathon.ie or contact Martina Duffy on (087) 2922783.
R.F. R. meeting will take place on Tuesday night 5th April at 8pm in Kelly’s Rathcabbin. All welcome.

Draw Results.

North Tipperary Ploughing held their annual raffle and presented cups to the winners on Easter Saturday night last in Paddy’s bar Terryglass. They also presented a cheque for €500 the proceeds from the gate takings on the day of the Championship, to North Tipp Hospice and there to collect the cheque was Lelia Kelly Nigal Foxton.  Chairman Eamon Murphy thanked everyone who attended especially the members. He went on to thank all the sponsors of the various prizes, ticket sellers and buyers. The results are as follows: 1st. €300. Seamus Loughnane (Tinlough, Birr). Seller: D. Loughnane. 2nd. €200 Tim Carey (Riverstown). Seller: Pakie O’Brien. 3rd. €100 Philip Tierney (Terryglass). Seller: Ken Harding. 4th Two free passes to the National Ploughing Championships: Mary Coen (Lorrha). Seller: Rose Mannion. 5th. Bt. Vodka Tim Ryan (Cloughjordan). Seller: R. Kennedy. 6th. Bt. Gin. Paul Lynch (Portlaois). Seller Laura McKenna. 7th. Bt. Wine. Michael Sullivan (Fadden). Seller: E. Kinsella. 8th. Bt. Wine Kathleen Flannery (Borrisokane). Seller: Denis Cahalan. 9th. Bt. Whiskey Dan Fogarty (Terryglass) Seller: Niamh Lyons. Cups were then presented to the North Tipp winners. Tom Duffy (Intermediate), Ciaran Milne won the 3 furrow and his dad Tadgh accepted the cup, Ray Clancy (Vintage hydraulic), James Hough (Single furrow).

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.

Church News.

First Friday Mass  on April 1st  will be celebrated in Lorrha Church at 9.30a.m. with confessions at 9.00a.m. The dates for family Participation in First Communion and Confirmation Mass are Saturday, 2nd April –  Redwood Church at 8.00p.m. Sunday, 3rd April       – Lorrha Church at  10.00am and   Rathcabbin Church  at  11.30a.m.

Thank you from Redwood NS.

We would like to thank everyone that took part in our Easter Camp. A great time was had by all!!

Dates for your diary – Redwood NS

A talk on ‘Mental Health & Well being’ will take place in Redwood NS on Wednesday, 6th April at 7.30p.m and on ‘Anti-bullying and Cyber-bullying’ which will take place on Wednesday, 10th May at 7.30p.m.  Both courses are free of charge and are being led by the NPC (National Parents Council) All are welcome to attend. Contact the school on 090 9747186 for any queries.

Redwood NS Annual Fundraiser

We are holding our annual buffet dance in the GAA Clubhouse on Saturday, 9th April at 9.30pm. Music by Pat & Richie. Raffle for hamper and spot prizes  Tickets are now being sold by the parents  and will also be available on the night.  All support much appreciated.

Census 2016 – Make Your Mark.

Census night is Sunday 24th April. The enumerator is presently calling to houses in Lorrha and Aglish so you can expect her to visit over the next four weeks. Your co-operation in Census 2016 is much appreciated and remember its quick, its compulsory and its confidential.

Good Wishes.

We extend the best of luck to Mark and Donna Mannion who have taken on the lease on Mahers Pub – Friars Tavern in Lorrha Village. We wish them well for the future in this new brave venture.

Children’s Art Exhibition.

Portumna Library is hosting a children’s art exhibition of creations by the students of Ute Duggan “Bramble Art” from April 2nd – 16th, opening on Saturday 2nd at 3pm. All welcome.

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 FREEof 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.