Thank you from Lorrha School.
Many thanks to Phil Quigley for all her help in staging our very successful school variety concert last week. To Anthony Slevin for his help with the guitar group and sound system on the night. Also to Ute Duggan “Vielen Dank” for her help with the German group. Sincere thanks to Patrice Murray for her work with Speech & Drama and to Gráinne McLoughlin our dancing teacher for sharing her love of dancing with our pupils. A special word of thanks to all who helped organise the raffle. Many thanks to our sponsors for the wonderful array of prizes. Thanks to the hall committee for organising the venue. To the members of the Board of Management, many thanks for your help and support, not just on the night but throughout the year. To all the adults who performed thank you for your contribution to the show and to all parents “Míle Buíochas “ for your co-operation and support it is much appreciated. To all the staff of the school sincere gratitude for your dedication and commitment.
Last but by no means least, the stars of the show – our pupils – thanks to them for their hard work and making this a memorable performance . Thanks to everyone who helped in whatever way to get the show on the road.
Date for your Diary.
A Rathcabbin School Reunion will be held in Kelly’s on Saturday 15th July from 8.30 pm. Music by PJ, Sean and Trevor Hogan and special guests. All welcome for a trip down memory lane.
Rathcabbin Development Association wish to thank everyone who made the sale of work in Rathcabbin Hall on Sunday a great success raising more than €1100 towards the upkeep and improvement of the village. Your generosity with time, donations and support is greatly appreciated. The community spirit in Rathcabbin is alive and well!
Please Note there will be no Mass in Redwood Church on Saturday 1stJuly (instead on this date the Mass will be in Rathcabbin Church at 7.00pm. Next Mass in Redwood Church is on Saturday 8th July.
The Annual Killaloe Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine will take place on Sunday, 2nd July. Names to Betty Houlihan on 087 – 6667374. You are asked to please book your seat as soon as possible.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Thursday from 10.00am to 8.00pm in Rathcabbin Church. We invite all parishioners to come and stay a while in the presence of Jesus.
Sunday Mass will be celebrated in Lorrha Cemetery at 10.00am on Sunday 2nd July. This will be an occasion to celebrate our St. Ruadhan. The Cemetery committee will be holding a collection, separate from the Mass collection, to help with the maintenance and upkeep of the grounds.
Active Week: We had great fun for Active Week, taking part in a variety of sports and activities including; tennis with muinteoir Helena, hurling with David Needham, modern dance with Angela Didek, cycling, nature walk with Declan Houlihan, sports day and our school tour to Birr Outdoor Education Centre. Many thanks to all those who helped us out with the activities during the week and made it so enjoyable and to Lorrha GAA for the use of their sports complex.
Graduation: Congratulations to our sixth class pupils Mikey and Rory who were joined by friends and family for their graduation. They will be greatly missed in Redwood and we wish them the very best as they move on to secondary school.
History Tour: We were delighted to go on a very informative and interesting history tour of Lorrha village with thanks to James Heenan and David Broderick. We learned lots of new things about our locality.
Tidy-up Evening: A huge thank you to all those who helped out on our tidy-up evening, your help was greatly appreciated.
We would like to wish everybody a very safe, happy and hopefully sunny summer!
Lorrha Camogie Fundraiser:
Lorrha Camogie Club are holding a fundraising table quiz and draw on Friday 21st July in the Friars Tavern Lorrha. €2 lines are on sale now from all players with fantastic prizes such as; a signed Tipperary Hurling Jersey, a signed Tipperary Football Jersey, a meal voucher for The Ferry Inn plus various other prizes. All support goes towards the running of the club and is greatly appreciated, so please support the girls and get your quiz team ready for Friday 21st!!
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 but good quality unwanted clothing for re-use (not recycling). All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep one adult employed. Many thanks for your continued support.
South Australian Shane Conlin is trying to trace his Lorrha relatives. He has been doing some family history research and he found that one of his ancestors was baptised in Lorrha on the 20th Feb 1834. His name was James Conlin son of Malachi and Catherine (nee Tierney) Conlin. They emigrated to Australia in the late 1840’s. They had six children Bridget, Malachi, James, Michael, Thomas and Martin before they left Ireland. Thomas died on the ship to Australia at the age of 5. Malachi and Catherine had two further children John and Catherine who were born in Australia. Shane adds that the family must have made their way to London as they are listed as departing the U.K. on the 11-11-1846 on board the Lady Bruce. Shane and his wife Marianne will be visiting Ireland in July and would like to meet with anyone who might be able to piece their history for them. If you think you can shed any further information on this story, please contact Shane on firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information can be viewed on www.lorrhadorrha.ie under Guestbook.