Lorrha Notes

A workshop in Science for the Junior Pupils in Lorrha NS

Annual General Meeting.

Rathcabbin Players will hold their AGM on Monday night September 30th at 9.00pm in Rathcabbin Hall. We look forward to welcoming back all our members and we also look forward to welcoming new members.  

Art Classes

Drawing for children (9 years up) on Wednesdays  6 – 7pm, starting on September 25th for 8 weeks. Arts & Crafts for children (5 years up): Saturdays  3 – 4pm and 5 – 6pm, starting on 5th October in Bramble Art Studio, Lorrha, for 8 weeks. Please contact Ute: 087- 9151356. Early booking advisable as places are limited.

Poker Classic.

North Tipp Ploughing poker classic will take place on Friday night coming September 27th in Hannigan’s Kilbarron. Registration at 8.45 with a 9.00pm start. Looking forward to seeing you all there. Many congratulations to our members who competed in the National Ploughing championships.

Church News.

Vigil Mass in Lorrha Church on Saturday September 28th 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
Please note Mass time changes on the weekend of 5th & 6th October. Three Masses across the Pastoral area as follows.
Saturday 5th October. 7pm Mass in Borrisokane. Sunday 6th October 9.30am Mass in Terryglass. Sunday 6th October 11.30am Mass in Rathcabbin. This arrangement has been recommended by the Pastoral Councils when one priest is unavailable.

Pilgrimage to Knock.

The Legion of Mary Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine will take place on Sunday coming Sept 29th. There will be a bus from Birr. To book or for further information contact Betty Houlihan on (087) 6667374.

2020 Parish Calendar.

We are looking for photographs, poems or indeed a story that might be suitable for inclusion in the 2020 edition of the Lorrha Parish calendar. All hard copies of photographs will be returned.
Anyone wishing to advertise their business in the calendar can do so now by calling (086) 8493595/ (086) 8647166.

News from Lorrha School

We were delighted to receive word that our school had won the WEEE Ireland Pledge 2 2018/2019 Battery Recycling challenge competition for the most batteries collected per student in Tipperary which amounted to 240kg.

This was indeed great news and a lovely surprise for us all and we 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.
As a result, Bosco who is WEEE Irl ambassador, paid a visit to our school to entertain the children and he received a great response from the pupils.
We also were awarded a free hands on science workshop delivered by Anyone 4 Science and this received a wonderful response too.
Our school continues to collect all used batteries including fence and motor cycle batteries which can be left into the school. Our recycling efforts also benefit the LauraLynn Children’s Hospice, so keep them batteries coming.

Poetry Winners.

Congratulations to our two 6th class pupils,  Blaithnaid Bennett and Chloe Mannion. winners in the poetry competition organised by Shorelines arts festival, Portumna.  The two girls were presented with their prizes at a special ceremony last Friday. Well done girls.

Recent Wedding.

Congratulations and many good wishes are extended to Ciarán Young, Rathcabbin and Helen Mulqueen, Shinrone who were married recently. Well done and all the best for the future.

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.

Active Retirement.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement have resumed after their summer break and meet every Friday in St. Ruadhan’s Community Hall in Lorrha. All welcome.

Cards are back.

The popular Progressive 25 card game is making a welcome return to Rathcabbin Hall and will commence on this coming Friday night the 27th September at 8.30pm and continues each Friday night.  The organizing committee look forward to seeing you all there.
Also in Rathcabbin Hall is the Bootcamp Fitness classes by Ignite Fitness and that’s on Monday night’s from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. €5 pay as you go.

New Date for Parish Golf Outing.

The Lorrha and Dorrha Parish Golf Society have set a new date for their outing. The event is now set for Birr Golf Club on Saturday 19th October 11.30 to 1.00pm. As time is now limited, book early to ensure a place on time sheet. Please contact Tony Coen on (087) 6219639.

Back after Summer Break.

The Aglish Sociable ladies are back  this week on Wednesday night September 25th in Aglish Hall at 8.00pm. All are welcome especially new members.

Cheque Presentation.

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.

A Lunchtime Concert to Delight.

Birr Festival of Music is delighted to welcome Leah Redmond soprano, with Keith Stears accompanist, to its Lunchtime Concert Series this Friday 27 September at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre, 1.05pm. A finalist in The Trench Award 2019, Leah won the Birr Lions Club Bursary and wowed audience and adjudicators alike with her outstanding voice and warm personality. She is a multiple prize winner at Dublin Feis Ceoil, received the Royal Acadamy’s Most Promising Performer Award in 2018, and was a semi finalist at the London Mozart Singing Competition earlier this year.  Currently on the Masters Programme at the Royal Acadamy of Music, Leah studies with Dr. Veronica Dunne and Dr. Dearbhla Collins. She made her National Concert Hall solo debut in September 2018, performed at Kilruddery House, the Hugh Lane Gallery, at the East Cork Early Music Festival and on RTE Radio One. As well as performing in a number of Lyric Opera productions, Leah is also an experienced Oratorio singer.  With a programme of familiar and rare melody and song, this promises to be a wonderful lunchtime to savour with your friends!
1.05 Friday 27 September €15 (includes light lunch) Booking 057 9122911  www.birrtheatre.com

GAA News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €3150. Numbers drawn were: 2-9-13-23
3 Match 3’s share €120: Dee Lane, Frances Dermody, MMM Brophy Promoters: Noreen Houlihan, Thomas P Cahalan, Internet Next Monday’s jackpot is €3300 with €100 Match 3 pot. Team 1 in charge of the draw, Team 7 on Saturday rota. Thank you for your continued support.
Junior Football: Lorrha have progressed to the County Junior ‘B’ Football Championship quarter finals. No draw or date is known as yet.

Under 21 Hurling: The under 21 hurling championship will commence in the coming weeks with no draws having taken place as yet.

Under 15 Hurling: Lorrha host Borrisokane in the quarter final of the North U15 ‘B’ Hurling Plate in Moatfield on Saturday 28th September at 10.30am.

Under 11: The under 11 hurlers play in the North ‘C’ Plate semi-final on Saturday 28th September. Venue and time not known at the time of going to press.

Camogie: Congratulations to Clodagh McIntyre who has been nominated in the Soaring Star category for the Camogie All Stars.

Lotto: The jackpot is at €3,300 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.clubforce.com

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday, 27th September with Country Favours. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.