Late Bridget (Grover) Hogan - The unexpected death occurred on Wednesday, October 10th. of Bridget Grover, Lorrha. Nee Hogan, Rathcabbin, Bridget who was 52 years of age spent a number of years in the U.S. before returning to reside in Borrisokane at first and then Lorrha a few short years ago.
Predeceased by her mother Mary Anne ten months ago, Bridget who comes from a well known local respected family, always kept the fair side out and had a kind word for all she met and talked to despite her illness and strived to help others when her health allowed her to do so. On her return to her native parish, she immediately immersed herself in church activities and as a home career for her elderly parents. She took great pride in Lorrha Village and celebrated its success in the Tidy Towns with the local group of which she was a valued member. Her familiar routinely walks was often interrupted for a chat with whoever she met along the way and the ‘half hour’ stroll became much longer but she made no secret of the fact that she enjoyed both the stroll and the chat.
Bridget will be sadly missed from the community but more so by her family. Her remains reposed at her uncle and aunt’s home in Lorrha where she grew up and also St. Kieran’s Rathcabbin before removal to St. Ruadhan’s Church Lorrha on Friday evening, October 12th. Funeral Mass took place the following day, Saturday, followed by burial in the adjoining Cemetery. Sympathy is extended to her son Liam, to Bob and to her father Billy, brothers Willie and James, sisters Mary and Freddie, her uncles Liam and Thomas, aunt Bridgie, nieces, nephews, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, extended family, cousins and friends. May she rest in peace.
A Lorrha Miscellany - Written by Seamus King, A Lorrha Miscellany was launched to a packed house on Friday night last in The Shed Lorrha. This is a must read book and no doubt will prove very popular for all Lorrha people whether living locally or abroad. Well done Seamus and good luck with this your latest edition.
Have Some Fun - Calling all mothers, fathers, grandpas, grandmas and toddlers to Lorrha Community Hall every Thursday from 10.30am to 12 noon. Come along, have some games, fun, laughter and a cuppa.
Well Done - Congratulations is extended to the pupils of Lorrha National School who excelled on the athletic track in Thurles recently when they participated in the schools athletic finals. 5th and 6th class boys took the gold in their race while the girls took silver. The 3rd and 4th class boys did well too and took bronze. Well done to all from the school who participated on the day.
Rathcabbin Players - Rathcabbin Players Annual General Meeting will take place this Wednesday night, October 17th in Rathcabbin Hall at 8p.m. All are welcome.
Fun Fridays in Redwood N.S. - Calling all babies, toddlers, mums and dad’s, grannies etc. for some extra special Fun! Storyteller, Musician and much more every Friday from 11a.m to 12 noon in Redwood National School. Commencing Friday November 9th, week one’s story is “The Guffalo”. €3 per session per family. Contact Michelle at (090) 9747186 for further information. All are welcome.
Social Dancing - Social dancing continues every Friday night in the G.A.A. clubhouse with dancing this Friday night to the music of Pat and Richie from 9.30pm to 12.30pm.
Tracing Relations - Moira McTague is tracing her Irish relations. Her parental grandmother was Mary Bridget Somerville who went to live in Edinburgh when she was around 18 and her father was Anthony Somerville. They lived at Ballymacegan. Moira already has some information but is sure there are people in the parish who remember the family. Any one who can help her or any relations still in the parish can contact Moira at Church Farm, Burnt Yates, Harrogate HG3 3EJ or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bingo Fundraiser - North Tipperary Community & Voluntary Association (CAVA) are holding a bingo session on Sunday, 21st October at 3pm in St. Ruadhan’s Community Hall, Lorrha, to raise funds.
St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association - Our weekly meetings resume this Wednesday, 17th October at 2.30pm following our very successful holiday in Carlingford. We would like to wish Annie Cowan and Nuala Dermody a speedy recovery following their recent illness. Annie, Nuala and Paddy, you were certainly missed on our holiday.