Singer Pete Kennedy attending the launch of Lorrha Country Fest meeting some of his fans.Ann, Geraldine and Mary. Lorrha GAA club host a feast of country music when the big guns roll into town on Sunday July 17th. Mike Denver, Robert Mizzell, Louise Morrissey, The Conquerors, Johnny Brady, Pete Kennedy, Sean Slattery & The Connections and local band Tradstone will entertain the crowds from 12pm to 7pm for just €20. There will be dancing area, seating, food and plenty of parking for up to 3500 fans. Tickets are settling fast so don’t delay in getting yours available from all the committee, SuperValu Portumna, County Arms Hotel, Birr, Abbey Court Hotel, Nenagh, Kelly’s, Rathcabbin, Friars Tavern, Lorrha, The Ferry Inn, or go to www.eventbrite.ie or call (087) 9905870 or (087) 9673124. You need to hurry
Staff Members at Busy Bodies, Montessori in Killeen who recently purchased a Defibrillator and completed a pre hospital emergency care course in CPR and AED. Fiona Kennedy, Gabriel Duffy, Ann Delahunt Smyth proprietor Busy Bodies are presented with their certificates by Ross Manson (left) and David McEvoy, Birr First Responders.
Late Sean Darcy.
Sympathy is extended to Nuala Darcy and family Portland on the death of Sean who passed away peacefully in his 78th year in the presence of his family on Saturday June 18th. After funeral Mass in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Terryglass, burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.
The property owners in Redwood Bog have once again exercised their rights in 2016 and saved their turf.
News From Lorrha School.
Congratulations is extended to Conor Kennedy a member of the Portumna Soccer Team who won player of the year in the U10 soccer group and he also received a medal in the Midland League U10 runners up. Conor who is a 3rd class pupil in Lorrha N.S. was presented with his awards at a recent Portumna Town Awards evening. Well done Conor.
We also congratulate our 6th class pupil Patrick Young who won a medal with Portumna Town Football club when the lads won the U13 Midlands League Shield Final recently. Well done Patrick.
TG4 televised a documentary about rural Ireland recently in which Lorrha featured along with our pupils. They all looked wonderful welcoming the cameras with a Cead Mile Fáilte.
Army Band. Our thanks to the members of the Army band who entertained us with a lovely musical selection on Friday 17th. Due to the inclement weather we had to adjourn to the Church and we thank Fr. Pat for his welcome. Many thanks also to all who turned out for the occasion and for the raising of the 4th green flag afterwards. We also welcomed our new first years to the school and they had a great time mixing and playing with their new friends.
Water Safety: Garda David Lee visited the school recently and advised the pupils of playing safely when near water and how to be extra careful on the beach this summer.
Maths Trail: The pupils went on a maths trail around Lorrha village before the summer break. Their teachers had set questions on various topics of interest which also served to bring awareness of the history which is all around the village and the pupils thoroughly enjoyed the lesson.
The staff at Scoil Lua Naofa wish all pupils and their families a happy and safe summer.
When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the summer collection, please remember Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns who continue to collect unwanted clothes throughout the year. Items of clothing must be clean and dry and in good condition please and we can supply bags if you want. We can also collect to make it easy for you, just call (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 2601413 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and maths including bath toilet and shower math’s, soiled or wet clothing. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep two adults employed. Many thanks for your continued support.
The annual Killaloe Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine will take place this coming Sunday July 3rd. Anyone interested in travelling is requested to call Gertie on (090) 9747080 or Betty on (087) 6667374 without delay.
Mass will be held in Lorrha Cemetery this Sunday coming July 3rd at 10am, weather permitting.
Friday July 1st is the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. On that day 40,000 soldiers were injured, 20,000 killed (2,000 of whom were Irish). Over 200,000 Irish signed up for the British Army. Church bells will ring at 11.30am and again at 7.30pm on Friday as we remember all who lost their lives in WW1.
Redwood NS Summer Camps
Wk 1: Jul 4th– 8th, Multi activity camp with Michelle and Paula, €50 per child, reductions for siblings. 9.30-2.00 Activities: Cooking, Science, Sport, Art, Computing, Construction and much more! Age 3 upwards
Wk 2: Jul 11th to 15th, Tennis Camp with Helena and Anne Marie Darcy both qualified Tennis Ireland coaches, €40 per child, reduction for siblings, 10.00-12.00
Wk 3: Jul 18th -22nd, Multi activity camp with Michelle and Paula, €50 per child, Age 3 upwards. To book any of the camps call 090 9747186 or 087 4478115
Big Guns For Lorrha.
Lorrha GAA club host a feast of country music when the big guns roll into town on Sunday July 17th. Mike Denver, Robert Mizzell, Louise Morrissey, The Conquerors, Johnny Brady, Pete Kennedy, Sean Slattery & The Connections and local band Tradstone will entertain the crowds from 12pm to 7pm for just €20. There will be dancing area, seating, food and plenty of parking for up to 3500 fans. Tickets are settling fast so don’t delay in getting yours available from all the committee, SuperValu Portumna, County Arms Hotel, Birr, Abbey Court Hotel, Nenagh, Kelly’s, Rathcabbin, Friars Tavern, Lorrha, The Ferry Inn, or go to www.eventbrite.ie or call (087) 9905870 or (087) 9673124.
Interested in Training and Working in Healthcare? Offaly Local Development Company in association with the ETB invites applications for a 6 month full-time QQI (FETAC) Level 5 “Healthcare Support” course commencing in Birr, September 2016. You are welcome to make informal enquiries to 087 738 5989.
Junior: The Junior lost their grip on the North Junior ‘B’ League title following a 4-7 to 1-15 defeat to Ballina in a semi-final playoff in Ballina last Friday evening. Attention now turns to the championship which starts this weekend but Lorrha have a bye. Our Championship campaign will begin in the subsequent groups where we have been grouped with Moneygall, Newport, Ballina and Templederry.
Minor: Lorrha Rovers begin their Minor ‘B’ Championship campaign on Thursday 7thJuly at home to Silvermines.
Under 16: Lorrha Rovers begin their U16 ‘A’ Hurling Championship away to Nenagh Eire Og next Monday evening at 6.30pm
Under 14: Lorrha Rovers made it four wins from four in the championship with a 2-13 to 2-4 win over Ballinahinch/Templederry in Moatfield last Wednesday. This evening (Wednesday) they are away to Borrisokane at 6.30pm while next Wednesday they play Burgess in Moatfield.
Under 12: Lorrha completed their group stage with a comfortable win over Ballina last Friday evening. They have now topped the group and progressed to the semi-finals
Tipperary: Best of luck to the Tipperary senior footballers in the Munster Final against Kerry on Sunday. Also to the minor hurlers who face Cork in the Munster semi-final on Thursday.
Munster Hurling Final Tickets: Anyone interested in tickets for the Munster Hurling Final between Tipperary and Waterford on July 10th should get their requests into Shane Brophy by this Friday, 1st July. As stand tickets are likely to be in limited supply, a draw might have to take place.
Cul Camp: The 2016 Kellogg’s Cul Camp in Lorrha takes place between 25th to 29thJuly. Register online at www.kelloggsculcamp.ie
Lotto: Our jackpot is now €8,550 with a Match 3 pot of €120. Thank you for your continued support. You can play our lotto online at www.locallotto.ie where it is easy to play every week. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5.
Lorrha CountryFest 2016: Tickets are on sale for Lorrha CountryFest on Sunday, 17th July from 12 noon to 7pm. Line-up includes Mike Denver, Robert Mizzell, Louise Morrissey, The Conquerors, Johnny Brady, Pete Kennedy, Sean Slattery & The Connections, Tradstone and Brendan Liffey. Tickets (€20) can be purchased from Kevin Molloy (0876738986), Joe Dolan (0879673124), Graham Downes (0879905870), from Kelly’s Village Store Rathcabbin, Friars Tavern Lorrha, SuperValu Portumna, County Arms Hotel Birr, Abbey Court Hotel Nenagh, Lar na bPairce Thurles or online at www.eventbrite.ie.
Social Dancing: on Friday night to the music of Checkers. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.