Lorrha Notes

Close on 200 people attended the Turf Cutters meeting in the GAA clubhouse on Monday night July 11th which was chaired by Councillor Michael O’Meara (Centre) and addressed by Michael Fitzmaurice Chairman of the turf cutters and contractors association (left) and Padraig Divelley IFA vice President and farmers rep. on the Peatlands committee.

Late Margaret Kelly.

The peaceful death occurred on Friday July 8th after a long illness of Margaret Kelly Rathcabbin. Nee Guinan Margaret was in her 91st year and enjoyed a long and happy life in Rathcabbin. A homemaker throughout the years she was noted for her buttermaking and her baking. A quiet inoffensive lady her family came first and foremost and they will miss her kindness and company now the most. Pre-deceased by her husband John she is survived by her sons Basil Pat and Paul daughters Isabelle and Celine sisters Sr. Pius (Ballina) Sr. Marie Therese (Kilmacud) Sr. Mary of Mount Carmel (Derry) Theresa McAuliffe sister in –law Maureen Guinan (Rathcabbin) sons in-law daughters in-law grandchildren nieces nephews relatives and friends on their sad loss. After funeral Mass in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church Rathcabbin on Sunday last burial took place in Aglish Cemetery. May she rest in peace.


Sympathy is extended to Crissie Lamb and family Redwood on the death of her sister Mary Larkin Portumna. After funeral Mass in the Church of St. Peter and Paul Boula on Wednesday July 6th burial took place in Kilmalinogue Cemetery.
Sympathy is extended to Mick Cummins and family Lorrha on the death of his brother Jimmy Clarinbridge. After funeral Mass in Clarinbridge Church on Thursday July 7th burial took place in the local cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Rathcabbin Players.

Rathcabbin Players extend sympathy to the wife and family of former Guardian editor Gerry Slevin on his untimely death. For many years Gerry travelled down from Nenagh to cast his expert eye over the group’s productions and then go back and write up his review for the following weeks edition. As a performer himself he loved the arts and immersed himself quickly into a performance recoganised one’s input to staging a play so he wrote on what he saw and witnessed himself and Gerry could be relied upon to give an honest opinion whether one liked it or not. He will be sadly and sorely missed by so many who knew him up and down the country through the years but most of all by Lily son Bryan daughters Niamh and Laurasons in-law daughter in-law brothers Eamon and Brendan sister Anne relatives and many friends. After funeral Mass in St. Mary’s of the Rosary Church Nenagh on Tuesday 12th burial took place in Lisbony cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Church News.

You are invited to join a prayer vigil that takes place on the third Friday of each month in Cluain Chiarain Clonmacnois. The prayer intention is for the renewal of the gift of faith and the evangelisation of Ireland. The vigil begins with Mass at 10 p.m. leading to adoration until 3.15am Saturday. Accommodation available if needed just bring a sleeping bag. Please contact Dave on (087) 7746763 or Sean on (087) 8175227. The next vigil is on the 15th of July.

Grand Prize.

Every month for a year the Medjugorje Irish Centre are offering one week’s free apartment accommodation prize for up to four people. They ask that you text the word “Pilgrim: followed by your name and county to 53030 or phone 048 82241888 to enter the free draw. There is a special introductory package offer of 620 euro.

Photograph’s Required.

It’s that time of year again for planning ahead and that’s just what Lorrha Development Association are doing. As the committee look forward to 2012 thoughts of producing another parish calendar as a means of fundraising is on the agenda. However very much depends on the response received from the public to loan their photographs for possible inclusion. So if you have a photograph that would be suitable for the 2012 Lorrha parish calendar and you are willing to loan it please call Mary at (090) 9747972 Louis at (086) 8493595 Rose at (086) 8647166 or any member of the committee. Photographs will be returned.

Development Update.

Work on the new Friar’s Park Development has once again been delayed due to a water blockage problem. Thanks is extended to Ciaran Callanan and fellow Co. Council employees who are working on sorting the problem.
The committee wish to extend thanks to all who are making a great effort to keep the village looking clean and tidy. Judging for the tidy towns competition has possibly taken place by now but that doesn’t mean we should relax indeed far from it so do please keep up the great work.
To mark the European year of volunteering Lorrha Development have been invited by CAVA to participate in a volunteers fair which is taking place in Nenagh Arts centre on Sunday July 24th from 12 to 3p.m. Organised by a steering committee led by Europe Direct Information Centre.
Lorrha Development Association entered the recent DuLux lets colour free paint project which was run in association with the visit of President Obama to Ireland. The Development committee were delighted when the call came through last week informing them that their application was successful. This paint will be used in the Friars Park. Anyone wishing to volunteer to help with the painting can contact Liz at (090) 9747893 Mary at (090) 9747972 Rose at (086) 8647166 or any member of the committee. All help and support will be welcome.

New Gym.

The new gym in the GAA clubhouse is proving to be in much demand and will be open on a regular basis usually Monday Wednesday and Friday nights from 7.00 to 9.00p.m.

A Dancers Paradise.

The newly extended floor space in the function room in the Lorrha GAA clubhouse has given the weekly Friday night dancing there a lot more space and comfort. Catherine and Images are there this Friday night 15th and the organisers would love to see you come and enjoy the entertainment whether you dance or not.

Recent Wedding.

Congratulations is extended to Giolla Kennedy and Keith Naylor Rathcabbin on the occasion of their recent wedding. Many good wishes to you both and all the best in the future.

Well Done.

Congratulations and well done to Bonner Maher and the Tipperary senior team on their Munster final win over Waterford on Sunday last. Well done Bonner you had another great game.

Open Invitation.

The Irish Workhouse Centre Portumna will open on Friday 15th July at 10.00a.m. There will be a blessing followed by a guided tour and light refreshments. All are welcome. There will be no admission charge this week-end. 163 workhouses were built in Ireland between 1840 and 1853. If your family was starving to death your last resort was the workhouse. What was the workhouse like? Visit the Irish Workhouse Centre which is open 7 days a week 9.30am to 6.00pm until 31st August.

5 Day Weather Forecast.

Today Wednesday 13th July.
Most places will be dry today with sunshine in many areas but a few scattered showers may develop. Warm with maximum temperatures of 18 to 23 Celsius in a light variable breeze.

Tonight will be mostly dry with clear spells but a little patchy drizzle or light rain will develop along parts of the west coast by morning With very slack winds a few mist or fog patches will develop inland. Minimum temperatures 8 to 11 Celsius.

Tomorrow Thursday will be mainly dry in eastern areas with just a few scattered showers. Cloudier conditions in the southwest and west with a little showery rain in places will move gradually eastwards as the day progresses but amounts will be small and clearer weather will follow later. Maximum temperatures 17 to 23 Celsius warmest in the east. Winds mostly light to moderate southwesterly.


Summary : Unsettled and changeable from Friday onwards with below normal temperatures. On Thursday night another band of rain will spread eastwards from the Atlantic with the possibility of a few heavy bursts in the southern half of the country but more patchy further north. Min. 9 to 12 Celsius in a light to moderate south to southwest wind. Friday will be cooler than recent days with mostly cloudy conditions bringing showery outbreaks of rain at times to all parts. Brighter weather with sunny spells and scattered showers will follow from the Atlantic later. Max. 14 to 17 Celsius in a moderate southerly wind later veering southwest to west. Saturday will be cool and breezy with a mixture of sunny spells and showers some of the showers heavy. Maximum temperatures just 14 to 16 Celsius in a fresh and gusty west to northwest wind. On Sunday winds will veer northwest in direction and will increase fresh to strong. There will be further scattered showers but sunny spells also. Still quite cool with max. temperatures of 14 to 17 Celsius. Changeable and unsettled weather will continue well into next week.

Smile Awhile.

Paddy was in New York .

He was patiently waiting and watching the traffic cop on a busy street crossing. The cop stopped the flow of traffic and shouted ‘Okay pedestrians.’ Then he’d allow the traffic to pass.

He’d done this several times and Paddy still stood on the sidewalk.

After the cop had shouted ‘Pedestrians!’ for the tenth time Paddy went over to him and said ‘Is it not about time ye let the Catholics across?’


Gallagher opened the morning newspaper and was dumbfounded to read in the obituary column that he had died. He quickly phoned his best friend Finney.

‘Did you see the paper?’ asked Gallagher. ‘They say I died!!’

‘Yes I saw it!’ replied Finney. ‘Where are ye callin’ from?’

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