Lorrha Notes

Concerned locals in Rathcabbin pictured protesting outside the former St. Kieran’s Nursing Home at the Pike, which has been closed for the last 18 months. The locals discovered in recent weeks that the home may now be used to house international protection applicants.      Photo: Rose Mannion.


Friars Lough Exploration Day.

As part of the  Friars Lough Biodiversity Project join  Ecologists Ann Maire Mahon and Eileen Ronayne on the shores of Friars Lough for a fun day out. Activities include sampling for freshwater invertebrates and an investigation of the adjacent wetlands. In the afternoon various art media including paper, clay, drawing and painting will be used to depict what has been observed during the field trip. Time table…. Sat 8th June Field Trip.. 10:30-12:15. Meet at chapel car park Lorrha (E45 K319) @10,15am. Tea and sandwiches : 12:30 – !:30 pm. in Lorrha Community Centre . Art afternoon Lorrha Community  Centre 1.30 -3.30 pm. For the field trip bring wellies and old clothes for the artistic afternoon. This is a FREE event, all age groups welcome.  PLEASE NOTE: Some of the terrain could be challenging and uneven underfoot.

5k Fun Run.

Redwood NS Parents Association are holding a 5k Fun Run on Sunday 9th June, starting at Lorrha & Dorrha GAA club, followed by raffle and refreshments afterwards. Raffle tickets can be purchased in advance from any parent. Registration on the day from 10am, run starting at 10.30am. Entry fees: €5 child, €10 adult, €25 family. Pre-registration available through school office@redwoodns.ie or 090 974 7186. Come along for a healthy and fun start to your day.

Tractor Run Fundraiser.

The Parents Association of  Rathcabbin School are holding a fundraising tractor run. Cars, tractors, lorries and bikes are all welcome to come and join in on Sunday 16th June followed by a sponsored colour run/walk for all the family. You are asked to wear white t-shirt. Cake sale also on the day from 12.30pm. Registration will take place at 12.30pm at Rathcabbin NS. Cars/Bikes €15. Tractors €25, Lorries €30. All are welcome as all support will be much appreciated, so spread the news.   

News from Lorrha School.

As we near the end of the term, school life continues to be a very busy one as usual.

Sacraments:  We extend congratulations to our second class pupils Leon, David and Lenka who received the Sacrament of First Communion recently in St. Ruadhan’s Church.  We also extend congratulations to our sixth class pupils, Megan, Patrick and Eoghan who were confirmed by Bishop Fintan Monahan in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church Rathcabbin on Friday last.

Blitz:  Well done to all the students who participated in recent under 11 and under 13 hurling blitz’s.

Drama:  Many thanks to Portumna Community School for inviting us to their recent production of ‘Sister Act’. It was wonderful to see some of our former pupils on stage. Zara Curran, Chloe Mannion, Emma Kennedy, Ava Young. Well done to all.

Training:  Many thanks to Lorrha camogie club for providing training to our pupils and a special thank you to Marie Clare.

Tennis:  We just completed tennis lessons also and we thank Kieran Galvin and his team for all their work with this.

Walk:  Together with the Parents Association committee we completed a fun walk a marathon recently with the children while also raising much needed funds for the school. All the pupils enjoyed the walk while getting in the exercise with their steps. And the staff enjoyed it too!!

Enrolling:  We continue with enrolling pupils for the 2024/25 school year. Application forms are available from the school, from the website or message the facebook page. You can also call the school on (090) 9747295 or email luanaofa@gmail.com. Appointments can also be made to view the school and see what’s on offer or to talk to a teacher by calling the school or sending an email. We look forward to hearing from you.
Battery Collection: We continue to collect used batteries in association with WEEE Ireland, Battery Recycling. By taking part, we are helping to tackle climate change, protecting the environment and supporting the children, families and staff at Laura Lynn, Irelands Children Hospice. Used batteries, can be left into the school.

Summer Camp.

Busy Bodies Summer Camp 2024 takes place in Killeen National School, starting July 1st for 3 weeks – for ages 3yrs to 10yrs. Hours are 9.30am to 3pm. for more information please phone Ann at 087-9625218.

Parish Golf Outing.

The Lorrha parish golf outing will take place in Birr golf club on Saturday 6th July. Tee time from 9am to 11am. The captain this year is Michael Lambe. To book contact Michael on (087) 2046812 or Tony Coen on (0870 6219639.

GAA News:

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €5,500. The numbers drawn on 3 June were: 1-4-5-32. No Match 3. Lucky Dips: Mary Brady, Maria Maher, Timothy Tierney, Houlihan family (Lorrha).
Promoters: Noreen Houlihan, Margaret O’Brien, Internet.
Next Mondays jackpot is €5,600. Team 7 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Junior hurling: Best of luck to the Junior ‘B’s in the North League semi-final this Sunday against Moneygall in Moneygall at 12 noon.

Tipperary: Hard luck to Darragh Guinan and the Tipperary under 20 hurlers in the All-Ireland final.

Social Dancing: Continues in the Tony Reddin Centre this Friday evening from 9.30pm to the music of Peter Burke.

Did you know???

Slavery was not made a statutory offence in the UK until 6th. April 2010.

The world’s first motorcycle was unveiled in 1885 by German engineer Gottlieb Daimler.

There are more bacteria in your mouth than there are people in the world.

In 1864 Abraham Lincoln was elected to his second term as US President.

In 1951 Entertainer Frank Sinatra married his second wife, film star Ava Gardner.

South Africa is called the Rainbow Nation because it has 11 official languages.

A Japanese soldier didn’t surrender until 29 years after WW11 was over, in 1974.


Thought for the week…..

Intelligence without ambition is like a bird without wings.


Smile Awhile…