Lorrha Notes.


 A reminder that the clocks go forward this weekend as Summertime begins..

Don’t forget to reset your clocks on Saturday night (March 26th) as they go forward at 1.00am on Sunday morning.

Have a lovely weekend.

From all the team on the parish web site at WWW.LORRHADORRHA.IE


Church News.

Easter Station Mass in Lorrha on Wednesday night 23rd in Redwood on Thursday 24th and in Rathcabbin on Friday 25th. at 7.30p.m. with Confession at 7 before each Mass.
Please note the times of summer time Mass. Commencing Saturday April 2nd the Vigil Mass in Redwood will be at 8p.m. in Lorrha Church on Sunday at 10a.m. while Rathcabbin will remain the same at 11.30a.m.

Suicide And Your Community.

A night of discussion on living with suicide in the family and the community will take place on Thursday night March 24th. in Colaiste Phobal (Corville Road) Roscrea. Stands and refreshments will be open from 6.30p.m. Speakers start at 7.15p.m. sharp. Admission is free. Speakers include Caroline McGuigan (Suicide or Survive) Bernie Carroll (Suicide Prevention HSE) Carol Anne Milton (Author of the Coldest Night) will talk about their own and other’s experiences of surviving suicide and support that is available. For further information call (0505) 23379/ (0504) 90666/ (067) 44648 or info on website: www.ntlp.ie & NTLP Facebook Page.


Beginner’s sewing classes will start on Monday 28th. March in The Echology Centre An Gairdin Portumna from 6 – 8p.m. Classes run for 3 weeks twenty euro per night. Please bring your own sewing machine all materials included no sewing experience needed. For more information contact Andrea Perry on (086) 6798798 or visit www.dreaminteriors.ie

Stroke Week.

The Irish Heart Foundation is holding the first national stroke week on March 28th.- 31st to help raise awareness of stroke. The free public information will be attended by consultants therapists and members of the Irish Heart Foundation and will provide information on all aspects of stroke like how to recover and have a life after suffering a stroke and how to reduce the risk of stroke. The Shamrock Lodge Hotel Athlone is the first venue on Monday March 28th. at 6pm and The Raddison Blu Hotel Galway on Thursday March 31st. at 7p.m.

Rags Golf Society – New members welcome.

First outing next Saturday the 26th March Portumna 10am – 11am.
Brush off those winter cobwebs and join us for the first outing in Portumna. In addition to the regulars we would love to see new members for an enjoyable and fun days golf. This is an great opportunity to play some great golf courses at good prices so whether your a regular or just getting into golf we’d love to see you. Membership for the year is great value at 15 Euro. For further details contact James 086 8109099.

Pony Rides.

From April 3rd. the Wren’s Nest Ponies will provide pony rides for young children at the Ferry Inn every Sunday evening from 5 to 7p.m. The service is confined to children less than 10 years of age and the pony is led at all times. Contact Chris at (090) 9676211 or (086) 3752700 for any further information.

Parish Profiles.

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.

Rathcabbin Green Schools

The children in Rathcabbin N.S. are hoping to earn their second Green Flag this year and have come up with lots of ideas for conserving energy. After being awarded our first Green Flag for reducing our levels of litter and waste in 2009 we got an energy rating for the school and our goal is to improve on this as well as to raise awareness on how energy can be saved by making simple changes in our behaviour.
A Green Schools Committee was formed comprising two children from each class Senior Infants to Sixth Class as well as the Principal Mr Kennedy and the Green Schools Co-ordinator Ms Walsh. Meetings are held to form our action plans monitor our progress and to report back to classes. We also had a visit from North Tipperary Environmental Awareness Officer Deirdre Cox. All of the children in the school are involved in the effort to save energy by ensuring doors are closed and that lights and appliances are switched off when not in use. Colourful posters and slogans have been displayed around the school as reminders. The older children monitor oil and electricity use by taking meter readings and our efforts have been worthwhile as we have reduced our energy consumption since 2008 despite two extremely cold winters!
We had a competition to select a Green Code and the one we adopted was – ‘Save energy its so fair-it’s 2011 so do your share’ composed by James O Meara Fourth Class. The Green School Committee visited Lacka Wind Farm in February as one of our Action Days where Georgina Armitage and her children Amy and Raymond gave us a very informative and enjoyable tour of their wind farm and turbines. We got lots of photographs which we showed to the other children as a slideshow on our return to school.We are planning another action day which will be a Low Energy Day in the school. So – lots of ideas which we would encourage everyone in the community to adopt. Remember ‘Do your share’!

National Spring Clean.

This year marks the 13th. anniversary of An Taisce’s National Spring Clean which will commence from April 1st. With more and more rubbish appearing on the roadsides all over Ireland An Taisce are setting their sights on having more people than they had in last year volunteering to come out and work together for the Community. An Taisce reminds us all that everyone’s participation throughout Ireland is very important as we all have a responsibility for litter in our community. A clean up of Lorrha village and the approach roads will take place shortly so watch this space for date and times.

Angling Club.

Lorrha/Rathcabin Angling Club are holding a trout competition from Portumna and District Angling Club grounds on Sunday 27th April at 2p.m. This is the first round of the Pete Boylette Memorial Cup. Membership is now due 10 euros adults 5 euros juniors and OAP’s. Contact James Heenan 087 2031798