Lorrha Notes

Lorrha Notes

Lorrha Seniors were beaten by Roscrea on a scoreline of 5.14 to 1.10 in the first round of the North Championship which ended their season on Sunday last in Cloughjordan

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Rathcabbin School First Communion class with their teacher Ms. Cleary. 

Weekly Clean Up.

It’s adjudication month in Tidy Towns and the Lorrha committee are working hard planting, painting and cleaning in the village. We ask householders to help brighten up the village by sowing window boxes and hanging baskets, painting, cleaning and weeding where necessary around their houses. The committee also badly needs your help so please come along to at least one of our weekly work evenings which continue this Thursday evening from 7.30pm. Please bring a brush, shovel, spade and or weeding implements. All help welcome.

Summer Tennis Camp.

Lorrha N.S. are running a summer tennis camp from Monday June 27th to Friday July 1st. with Kieran Galvin. All equipment is supplied. There will be daily fun, games and competitions. For details and to book call (090) 9747295.


Sympathy is extended to the Dunne families Portland on the death of John Dunne which occurred in England recently. May he rest in peace.

Rathcabbin NS.

Well done to our eight pupils in Sixth-Class, that celebrated their Confirmation on Sunday, May 15th in Lorrha Church. The Ceremony was a lovely occasion and the children were a credit to their families and the school. Thank you to Fr. Mulcahy and the choir for making the ceremony a special one. Well done to the First Communion class in that celebrated in Rathcabbin on Sunday May 29th at 11:30am. The staff prepared our children for the mass choir and the children and Fr. Pat made it a special day for our fantastic 2nd class children.

We are holding a Green Flag Raising in school on June 22nd have been awarded our 4th Flag. Well done to Ms Walsh and the Green School Committee for all their work.

The children have just completed their golf lessons but do have one more in June to complete. They have begun their Whizzkids coding/web design lessons in the school. Tennis lessons will begin in the coming weeks for all classes also.

Well done to the children that took part in the Borrisokane Athletics day and especially the pupils that won medals on the day.

The children took part in the Cuman na mBunscol hurling blitz at u11 and u13 level recently and gave a very good account of themselves, winning most of their matches but just missing out on the top spot and a North Final place on each occasion. Our 1st and 2nd classes also recently took part in hurling blitzes in Thurles and Puckane and greatly enjoyed the day.

We are having a 5km walk/family fun day in Rathcabbin on Sunday June 12th at 12:45pm. The walk will be from Rathcabbin NS to Bonahem Cemetery and back to the school. There will be refreshments and fun at the school after the walk and we invite anyone from the community and beyond to take part in what we hope will be a great social outing for the young and the more mature young!

Redwood NS Summer Camps are back!

Redwood NS are delighted to offer 3 weeks of summer camp this year

Week 1: Multi activity camp 4th – 8th July Times 9.30 – 2.00pm €50 per child with reductions for siblings

Week 2: Tennis Camp 11th – 15th July Times 10.00 – 12.00 €40 per child with reduction for siblings

Week 3: Multi activity camp 18th – 22nd July 9.30 – 2.00 pm €50 per child with reductions for siblings

To Book 090 9747186  or 087 4478115 for more information

 Holy Communion 2016

Congratulations to all the children of the parish who received the sacrament of Holy Communion in Rathcabbin last week.

Anti bullying and Cyber bullying

Pupils from 3rd to 6th class took part in a workshop with Pat Courtney (www.antibullyingservices.ie) on anti bullying and cyber bullying. The children gained a lot from the talk.

FAI Soccer 

All classes took part in FAI soccer training with James Scott at school recently, we all learned some great new skills ahead of the Euro’s!!

Redwood NS stars in mental health music video with Megan O’ Meara

Many thanks to past pupil Megan O’ Meara for including us in her music video for her song ‘Please don’t go’ Megan is doing great work to promote mental health and in supporting Pieta House. Megan’s song is available to download on spotify and itunes.

Date For Your Diary.

Lorrha Parish Golf outing will take place in Portumna Golf Club on 27th August. This year’s Captain is Pascal Moran and the President is Martina Taffe. More details later.

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 year. 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. 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.

Portumna & District Lions Club

As part of this year’s Portumna Fun & Fit Festival, the local Lions Club are holding their Annual Fun Cycle on  Sunday, 12th June at 1pm, The Square Portumna. All proceeds go to local charities – prizes for funniest bike/cyclist, best individual/club fundraised. Donations accepted on the day. No entry fee. Contact: 087-7427950. Come and join in the fun & do some good for your local community at the same time! Free events at The Irish Workhouse Centre.

Also, come and discover how archaeologists solve the puzzle of mystery objects! Participate in an excavation and have fun making pottery! Events at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm — just drop-in! No booking required. Suitable for ages 7+ Receive some practical advice and tips on how to go about tracing your family tree online at these free drop-in sessions from 10 am – 4 pm; 1-on-1 help for absolute beginners; get answers to your genealogy queries and tips to start your research online.

Portumna Arts Group presents — 4×4 as part of the Fit for Fun Festival! An Evening of Song and Writing – 4 singers, 4 writers. Tickets on sale now. Friday June 10th in Portumna’s Christ Church at 9 pm. €10 admission.

There was no GAA notes made available to the web site this week.