Lorrha Notes

                                      Well Done Lorrha                                                   

                                     Lorrha School is Top of the Class!

Schools WEEE Pledge Programme Yields almost 1 Million AA Batteries in 2018

Scoil Lua Naofa celebrates European Battery Recycling Week

On European Battery Recycling Week, 9 – 15 September, WEEE Ireland is proud to announce that Scoil Lua Naofa in Lorrha Tipperary has become top of the class for battery recycling, as part of the WEEE Pledge battery recycling programme.

Students and teachers from the school collected the equivalent of over 9,600 AA batteries, placing them on top of the leader board in Tipperary, and nationwide.

The WEEE Pledge programme continues to go from strength to strength as one of Ireland’s most successful environmental schools’ education programmes. The programme’s explosive growth continues apace, and now encompasses a network of more than 2,500 schools.

Phenomenally, students and teachers in schools across the country collectively diverted from landfill the equivalent of almost 1 million AA batteries in 2018.

Heading into the new academic year, WEEE Ireland aims to bring the environmental programme onto the school curriculum and inspire the next generation to become guardians of our planet. This will include a new set of educational assets for schools and parents, with lesson plans, activity sheets and other materials being provided to help in educating children around e-waste issues, and to support the continued growth of the WEEE Pledge programme.

Long standing ambassador for WEEE Ireland’s battery recycling efforts and everybody’s favourite red head, Bosco is thrilled to see the fantastic efforts of boys and girls across the country and was on hand to remind everyone of the worthy cause they are supporting by taking part.

Speaking at the event, the nation’s favourite redhead, and WEEE Ireland recycling ambassador, Bosco said: “Every battery that is recycled as part of WEEE Pledge helps to provide important support to WEEE Ireland’s charity partner, LauraLynn, Ireland’s Children’s Hospice.

“By taking the WEEE Pledge to recycle, schools are helping families to make the most of precious lives, because for them, ’every moment matters, every battery counts’. So, by taking the WEEE Pledge today, schools can really recycle for good!”

Leo Donovan, CEO of WEEE Ireland said: “We are extremely grateful for the hard work that students, families, and staff have once again contributed, in managing to collect such an impressive volume of waste batteries.

“Because of their efforts, we were able to add to our monetary contributions to our long-standing charity partner LauraLynn, which will go a long way to support the incredible work of Ireland’s only children’s hospice.”

Olive O’Meara, Principal, Scoil Lua Naofa, Lorrha said: “We are delighted that Scoil Lua Naofa are the winners of this year’s WEEE Pledge Schools Battery Recycling Programme.  I would like to acknowledge and congratulate all our students, their families and the wider community too, who worked so hard collecting batteries.

Special mention to Ann Delahunt Smyth of Busy Bodies Montessori School, Rathcabbin her students and parents who have played a big part in collecting used batteries with us. This is a wonderful achievement and it is very positive to see so many young people caring about our environment and their community.”

Communities around the country are encouraged to recycle their waste batteries in local shops throughout the year. For further information on how your school can take the WEEE Pledge today visit www.weeepledge.ie.

Church News.

Vigil Mass in Redwood Church on Saturday September 21st at 6.30pm and in Rathcabbin Church the following day at 11.30am.  Details of Mass times, dates and contact details are available on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie

Redwood NS Mass.

Our special beginning of year school Mass for Redwood NS will be held in Redwood Church on Monday morning, 23rd September at 9.00 a.m. All parents, grandparents, neighbours and friends are invited to join us on this community occasion.

Lorrha NS Mass.

New School year Mass for Lorrha NS will be celebrated in St. Ruadhan’s Church, Lorrha on Monday September 23rd at 9.30am. Everyone is invited to join with the pupils on this lovely occasion and a wonderful way to commence the school year.

Rathcabbin Hall News.

A new addition to Rathcabbin Hall activities are Crochet classes starting on Wednesday 18th September from 7.30pm to 9.30pm and will run for six weeks. Please contact Elaine on (087) 2248261 for more information.

Progressive 25 is returning weekly each Friday night starting Friday 27th September in Rathcabbin Hall. Time 8.30pm. Tell your friends and neighbours.

Bootcamp fitness classes by Ignite Fitness on Monday nights in Rathcabbin Hall from 7:30pm -8:30pm. Pay as you go, only €5.

Rathcabbin Hall committee welcome new volunteers to help in the maintaining of our important community facility. If you would like to offer some of your time when you can, please contact 087 1364 936 to have your name added to the text notices. The hall is also available to rent, contact number above for details.

2020 Parish Calendar.

Anyone with photographs, poems or indeed a story that might be suitable for inclusion in the 2020 edition of the Lorrha Parish calendar, please contact (086) 8493595/ (087) 2601413/ (086) 8647166. All hard copies of photographs will be returned.

Culture Night

Enjoy an evening of conversation and culture at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre this Culture Night with Scripts.  On Friday 20 September, you’ll hear a preview of new work from past Festival participants Bridgid Galvin, Sionnán NÍ Nualláin and Siobhán Donnellan. Be inspired and pick up tips and ideas so you can unleash your inner playwright!
Did we mention its FREE?? Hosted by Scripts mentor and acclaimed writer, Eugene O’Brien. 7pm. Booking essential www.birrtheatre.com

Back after Summer Break.

Aglish Sociable ladies are back after the summer break, on Wednesday September 25th in Aglish Hall at 8.00pm. All are welcome especially new members.

Date for your Diary.

The Aglish Sociable ladies will be holding their fundraiser presentation on Friday night October 4th. in Aglish Hall at 8.00pm. They are inviting everyone to what is expected to be a great night of music, tea and good fun.  So mark the date in your diary..

GAA News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €3000. The numbers drawn were: 1-15-21-29
No Match 3.  Lucky Dips: Rachel Glynn, L&M Dermody, Agnes Sherlock, Eileen Gaynor
Promoters: Madeleine Maher, Eamonn Maher, the Friars Tavern
Next Monday’s draw is for a jackpot of €3150 with a Match 3 pot of €120 so make sure you are in the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Senior Hurling: Our senior hurlers championship campaign came to an end last Sunday following a 1-22 to 0-20 defeat to Templederry in the North quarter final. Injuries over the last couple of weeks has curtailed our chances to progress but the lads gave their all. Thanks to the players for their efforts this year which included a Division 2 League title and can look forward to Division 1 hurling in 2020. Thanks also to manager Barney Naughnane and selectors JP Houlihan and Barry Moran as well as all in the back-room team.

Junior Football: Lorrha have progressed to the County Junior ‘B’ Football Championship quarter finals which will be played on 28-29 September. No draw was made at the time of going to press.

Minor Hurling: Lorrha Rovers Gaels were defeated 2-18 to 2-8 by Borrisokane in the North Minor ‘B’ Hurling semi-final in Puckane on Tuesday last. Hard luck to the players and mentors and well done to them on their effort this year, including winning the North League Division 2 title.

Under 13: The under 13’s were defeated 1-6 to 1-4 by Silvermines in the North ‘B’ Hurling Plate semi-final in Puckane on Sunday morning. Thanks to the players and mentors for their work over the last few weeks.

Under 11: The under 11 hurlers defeated Borris-Ileigh 5-3 to 5-2 in the North ‘C’ Hurling Plate on Saturday and progress to the knockout stage which takes place on 28-29 September.