Lorrha Notes

National Videoclip Champs.

Three girls, two of them sisters, made a video clip of their dog Buddy going about his everyday life with the family. The girls were on holidays in Rathcabbin with their Aunt Pauline Walsh and family during the summer when they sent the videoclip which their cousin Maria Heenan helped in compiling,  forward for a National competition organised by the dog food company  Petmania Ireland. The girls were “so delighted” when they were chosen from thousands of entries and were told that they had won a “three night stay for One dog and five of his humans in the Five star Castlemartyr Resort  in Cork”. They also get a One year supply of Royal Canine dog food. The two sisters, Siena and Sile are pictured here with their mum Anne (nee Walsh Rathcabbin) and their cousin Maria Heenan (Rathcabbin) and Jim from Petmania Ireland. Well done girls, great inspiration down Rathcabbin way..  

Best of Luck.

North Tipperary Ploughing committee wish to extend good wishes and the best of luck to their seven members who will be competing in the National Ploughing Championships which takes place in Screggan, Tullamore from Tuesday September 19th to Thursday 21st incl. The six contestants are John Slattery,  intermediate conventional, John Cahalan, Intermediate reversible, Liam Murphy, U/28 conventional, Ciarán Milne, 3 furrow conventional, Ethan Harding, 2 furrow vintage hydraulic, James Hough, single furrow vintage, Tom Duffy, Junior conventional. A meeting for all members will take place on Wednesday night 13th in The Yanks, Borrisokane at 9.00pm.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association

We will be returning to our weekly meetings on Wednesday, 20th September 2017 at 2.30pm after our summer break.  New members are welcome.  Please call in for a cuppa and a chat.  Transport available.

Bereavement Information Evening

Anam Cara, an organisation that supports bereaved parents, will hold a Bereavement Information Evening on Monday 18th of September from 19:30 to 21:30 in the Horse & Jockey Hotel, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. A guest speaker experienced in supporting bereaved parents will talk for about forty minutes. Afterwards there’ll be an opportunity to speak/listen to other bereaved parents or to speak to the professional should you have any questions or concerns. If attending, please RSVP to info@anamcara.ie before Friday 15th September or call the Information Line on 085 2888 888.

MacEgan’s Curse.

Redwood Film Production group present MacEgan’s curse, the recent filming of the re-enactment of  O’Sullivan’s march through Lorrha/Dorrha, on Friday evening September 22nd which is national culture day, in Redwood Castle at 8.00pm. A huge amount of work and time has been invested in the compiling of this production by local people from the parish. Thirty four people participated in the acting plus a crew and many more helpers behind the scenes. This short film is well worth seeing. The man behind the venture is Peter Seman and he is hoping to have the screening outside in the castle grounds on the 22nd weather permitting, otherwise it will be shown inside in the castle. Admission is free and everyone is invited. There will be further screenings in Lorrha and Rathcabbin in October, dates to be announced later.

Drawing Classes

Drawing classes for children (9 years up) on Wednesdays at 6pm, starting on September 20th  in Bramble Art Studio Lorrha for eight weeks. Please contact Ute: 087-9151356 or 090-974712 7
Early booking advisable.

Church News.

Communion for Life talk for parents 7.30pm – 8.20pm.  Sacrament of Confirmation talk for parents  – 8.30 to 9.30pm,  in Borrisokane National School , on Tuesday 19th September.  Fr Arnold Rosney will be the Speaker at both gatherings.  All parents are asked to attend.

Legion of Mary Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine on Sunday 24th September.

The Killaloe Autumn Pilgrimage to Lourdes will leave Shannon Airport on Sunday 1st October returning on Friday 6th October. Fare €667 per person sharing with €10 discount for online bookings. Limited capacity so early booking is advisable. Contact www.joewalshtours.ie or (01) 2410810 or Fr. Tom Ryan Pilgrimage Director Shannon (061) 364133.

Killaloe Diocesan Liturgical Music Workshop with Liam Lawton on Tuesday 10th October  in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church,  Rathcabbin at 7.30pm.  Cost of workshop is €12 per person which will include the music book.

James Kilbane in fundraising concert in Rathcabbin Church on Saturday 18th November. Tickets on sale shortly.

Book Signing.

Local author Ger O’Meara will be in SuperValu Birr on Friday, 15th & Saturday, 16th September from 10am to 4pm where he will be signing copies of his book, ‘Lorrha People in the Great War’, the Tipperariana Book of the Year 2016. The most northerly parish in Tipperary, Lorrha is well known for its monastic settlements – Saint Ruadhán, the Dominican Abbey and Augustinian Priory. However, it also has a significant military history as recounted in this book. In the early years of the 20th century, it was perceived as a republican parish mainly due to the large Cronin family – one of whom married Kitty Kiernan. In fact, many people from Lorrha served during the Great War, whether it was with Irish or British Regiments or commonwealth and American forces.They fought in all theatres of war. They were granted numerous awards for valour including the Victoria Cross to Martin O’Meara of Lissernane. This book details their background, their families and their post war lives. It is as much a family and local history as well as a military treatise. Display of Militaria and Memorabilia.Shrapnel from the Somme Battlefield with each book purchased

Date for Your Diary.

St Ruadhans Church of Ireland are hosting a Fashion Show on Saturday 14th October in Lorrha GAA Centre Moatfield. Tickets are now on sale.

Some Shorelines Arts Festival Highlights

 Turf – theatre presented by The Rowan Tolley Company on Friday, 15th September @ 12.00PM (running time 50 mins) in The Irish Workhouse Centre. ​Admission: €8.

 Essentially French ​celebrating the life, words and music of Percy French on Friday, 15th September @ 4.30PM (60 mins) in Portumna Retirement Village Social Centre. Admission: €5 (online or at the door).

 Annual Shorelines Mass with the Park Singers under the direction of Órla Gillan on Sunday, 17th September at 11 am  in St. Brigid’s Catholic Church Portumna. The Park Singers are a four-part female choir from Dublin.

Drumming Workshop in Portumna Community School Hall on Sunday, 17th September from 3-5pm. Cost: €10 online or call 086 3471328; ​Ages: Adults & children 12+.
Youth Fest

Diocesan youth fest takes place in St. Flannan’s College, Ennis, on Saturday 30th  September.  Open to  T.Y.s  to Leaving Cert  students.  Afternoon open to the public.   Come and share your catholic values with like – minded people in our diocese.   Contact   087 2400135.

Lorrha Camogie:

Lorrha  travel to Borrisoleigh on Sunday 17th Sept at 12 noon in round three.  Please note the change of date but time remains the same. Nenagh have pulled out of the competition so Lorrha have a bye that week-end before meeting Burgess on Sat 30th Sept at 12 noon in Lorrha. The top two teams to come out of the group go through to the semi-final stages. Please come out and support the girls in their Championship campaign.

Banagher Fair Day.

The Annual Banagher Fair Day will take place on 17th of September 2017. Please come along and support. Keeping the tradition alive.

Autumn De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the Autumn 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 mats including bath toilet and shower mats 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.

Pathways to Apprenticeship.

Interested in starting an Apprenticeship but don’t know where to start? Galway Roscommon Education and Training Board (GRETB) and Ballinasloe Community Resources, are holding a Free information morning on Tuesday Sept 19th at 11am in the Jobs club Ballinasloe. For more information, please call Ballinasloe Jobs club, 09096 43057 or email:info@ballinasloejobsclub.ie.

 GAA News

 Senior: Hard luck to the senior hurlers who were defeated 2-19 to 2-16 by JK Brackens in the Seamus O Riain Cup quarter final in Cloughjordan on Sunday evening. A three point lead at half time was insufficient in the conditions despite goals from Patrick Maher and Cian Hogan. Thanks to the players and the management and backroom team for their efforts this year.

Junior: The Junior hurlers are through to the semi-final with one game to be played against Moneygall in the coming weeks.

Under 21: The under 21 championship due to begin against Silvermines has been put back to Sunday 24th September.

Under 13: In the first round of the Plate, the U13’s play Ballinahinch/Templederry this evening (Wednesday) in Moatfield at 6.30pm. Next Monday they host Kiladangan in Moatfield at 6.30pm. The game against Shannon Rovers has been deferred to a later date.

Under 11: The U11’s hosted Kiladangan in Moatfield last Friday and won 5-3 to 1-2. This Friday they play Borrisokane in Borrisokane at 6.30pm

Tipperary Draw: The Club enjoyed a bumper night in the Tipperary GAA Draw for September hosted by Knockshegowna last Friday. Congrats to Richie Bourke who won third prize of flights for two to Australia or €3,000. Tony Coen won the promoters prize of €200. Also Beibhinn, Caoimhe & Muire Kennedy, Rockview, won €200. The next draw takes place in October. Thanks to all who take part in the Draw.

Fundraiser: The club has launched a 2500-to-1 fundraising draw with a prize fund of €10,000. We have 2,500 tickets valued from 1 cent to 2500 cents (€25) and when you accept to take a ticket, you scratch off a hidden section and the value in this section is what you pay for the ticket, it could be 1 cent, €25, or any value in between. All tickets bought will be entered into a draw in late September for a top prize of €5,000 with eleven ther prizes ranging from €2,000 to €200. Your support would be appreciated.

Lotto: Our jackpot is €8,850 with a Match 3 pot of €120. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: continues on Friday with music of Catriona O’Sullivan, from 9.30pm til late.