Lorrha Notes

Lorrha/Redwood N.S. North Finalists who were unlucky in their efforts to progress to the final when they were beaten by just one point by Rearcross on Monday last in a very exciting game that took place in Nenagh. Final score Lorrha 4.3. Rearcross 4.4.

Church News.

Friday June 3rd. is the first Friday of the month and Mass will be celebrated in Lorrha at 8.00p.m. Please note that this Mass will also be the First Anniversary Mass for Noel Broderick. There will be no morning Mass. Mass will also be celebrated in Rathcabbin at 8.00p.m.

Press Release.

Bishop Kieran O’Reilly’s office has become aware of a number of incidents in recent weeks in which an individual ordered goods by telephone using a diocesan staff member’s name and claiming to order on behalf of the Bishop of the Diocease. The person has used a version of the Diocesan office stationery and with Bishop O’Reilly’s signature both of which may appear to be authentic to confirm the order. The Diocesan Office wishes to appeal to all traders across the Diocese not to accept any such orders without returning calls to office landline for verification and not under any circumstances to deliver goods to another premises for collection. All queries to be directed to Diocesan Press officer Fr. Brendan Quinlivan at (087) 2736310.

Well Done.

Congratulations to the 4th. 5th. and 6th. class pupils of Lorrha National School along with their teacher Andrew Comerford who won “Best Documentary” for their short film “We’ll Meet Again”. Filmed as part of a history lesson the film takes a brief look back into life during and after World War 2 and what it was like to be in a classroom during an air raid on London how easy it could have been to be a fallen soldier on D-Day and the joy and happiness experienced when the Berlin Wall finally fell. The Lorrha entry in the “Film in Schools” (FIS) competition of which the regional screening was held in Portlaoise last week was one of six schools competing. Well done to both students and teacher on achieving such great results on their first attempt.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement.

On Wednesday 18th. May we enjoyed a great afternoons entertainment when Mary McEvoy presented her one woman play “Fruitcake” in the Community Hall. It portrayed how the traumatic events of our childhood are carried into adult life. It was witty sad and very emotional and a few tears were shed! This was followed by light refreshments and a very successful afternoon was had.
We continue to grow in membership and attendance at our weekly meetings and we are now looking forward to some good days out throughout the summer. If you would like to be part of our friendly get – togethers just come along any Wednesday to Lorrha Hall at 2.30p.m. We look forward to your company.

Tidy Towns.

Work on the new village park is nearing completion but the weather is not in our favor. However all are working hard to get the remaining few bits and pieces finished up. Well done to all who are working towards keeping the village looking clean and tidy planting weeding painting but there is always room for more help so do please give some time. Work evenings continue every Tuesday evening for the month of June. Meet outside the hall at 6.30p.m. and bring garden fork spade etc. If the time is too early for you do come along at whatever time suits. Alternatively if the evening is not suitable another evening can be arranged if you call (086) 8647166.

Lorrha Parish Profiles.

A reminder that the Lorrha parish web site committee at www.lorrhadorrha.ie are compiling a profile of people who have contributed to the growth and success of the parish down through the years in whatever way. Details of such people complete with photo’s can be forwarded to lorrhaprofiles@gmail.com or to info@ or call (087) 2610196. When complete each one will be posted in the profile section of the web site. So if someone in your family deserves a place or you know of anyone who should be up there please let us know. We ask that you include as much information as possible such as dates of events photo’s etc. Three people are now up there namely Shane Broderick Tom Lambe and Tony Reddin. To give you an idea of what the committee are after please log onto www.lorrhadorrha.ie and you can read about Shane Tom and Tony under Profiles.

Hard Luck.

The combined schools of Lorrha/Redwood were unfortunate to loose to Rearcross by one point in the schools North Final which took place in nenagh on Monday last. Final score Lorrha 4.3 Rearcross 4.4

Golf Outing.

The next outing of the RAGS golf society is in Roscrea on the Saturday 4th of June. Tee time is from 9.30 to 10.30.

Well Done.

Congratulations to Tipperary and to our own Patrick “Bonner” Maher on a fine 3.22 to 0.23 win over Cork on Sunday last. Patrick set up many attacks helping Tipp to get two of the goals and scored one point himself. We wish him and Tipperary continued success in the championship. Well done Bonner.

Employ Ability Service.

The employment and recruitment service in North Tipperary Employ Ability will assist people with a disability to secure and maintain a job in the open labour market. For more information contact (067) 37896 or 37897.

Talks & Display.

The Heritage Boat Association will celebrate their 10th. Anniversary with a series of Talks and Display at The Crankhouse Banagher each evening till June 6th.Admission is free. Wednesday evening “Walking Tour of Banagher’s waterside heritage” with James Scully. Thursday evening 8pm Declan Ryan with “Defences on the Shannon”. Friday evening 8pm Christy Cunniffe and “ Clonfert on the Mid-Shannon” Saturday afternoon 3pm Brian J Goggin with “Loop Head to Liverpool early Shannon steamers and the great trade route”. Sunday evening 8pm Mark Maguire “History of hire vessels on the Shannon”. Canal artefacts and barge models on display. Nature display by BirdWatch Ireland.

Angling Club.

Lorrha/Rathcabbin Angling Club are holding a children’s competition on Lorrha river next Sunday 5th June 2-5p.m. 10euros entry Trophy and prizes Presentation and food afterwards in Mahers. Meeting at Pat O’Meara’s house Lissagadda at 2p.m. Contact James Heenan 087 2031798 for details.

Available On Line

The all female musical group “Virtuoso” would like you to know that their new CD “Enchanted” is now available to buy online securely through Paypal – you do not need a Paypal account to use the service. If you are interested in buying our CD please visit the following link http://www.virtuoso.ie/cdsales.html
The album features a mix of musical styles which shows off the choir’s versatility and includes songs such as ‘All I Want is You’ ‘Siúil a Rúin’ ‘Ave Verum Corpus’ ‘You Raise me up’ and ‘Danny Boy’. We hope you enjoy our music!