Lorrha

Heritage Meeting - The next meeting of the Lorrha and Dorrha Heritage Festival committee will take place on Monday night May 13th in Lorrha Hall at 8.00p.m. Follow the Festival events on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie

Heritage Meeting - The next meeting of the Lorrha and Dorrha Heritage Festival committee will take place on Monday night May 13th in Lorrha Hall at 8.00p.m. Follow the Festival events on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie

Annual Novena - The Annual Novena to Our Lady of Clonfert continues with Mass celebrated every week evening at 8p.m. except Saturday, with a guest speaker each evening. This year weather permitting, a candle light Rosary procession will be held around the Church each Thursday evening at 9.45pm. For further information call Nuala on (090) 9675113 or (086) 3038267.

Tracing Relations - Chris Wilkins is researching his family history and has made parish connections. He has found that Timothy Walkins family from Sharragh, Lorrha was born there 1835- to parents John Walkins and Mary Horan. His sister was Mary Walkins. Timothy emigrated to N.Z. where he became a gold miner in Victoria and Otago NZ where he settled. He married Ellen Browne from Emily in Co.Tipperary. He named his farm in NZ Sharrow after the place he was born. His sister Mary married James Heenan in Victoria Australia. We would love to hear from anyone in Lorrha connected to this family. Chris would love to hear from anyone in the parish who may be connected to this family or anyone who can help him with his research. He may be contacted by post at 1 Wallace Street, Roslyn, Dunedin, New Zealand 9010 or by email at chrisclaire@hotmail.com.

Support Service - The Mid-West Regional Drugs Task Force is hosting an information evening on Substance Misuse Support Services available to North Tipperary on Monday 20th May in Damer Court Hotel, Roscrea from 7pm to 9pm. The evening is an open event showcasing the services available in North Tipperary for those living with substance misuse as well as for their families.  Many of the services are new and it is an opportunity to meet with them and find out what support they give and how you can get in touch with them.  There will also be information stands on courses in addiction studies from component certificate level to diploma standard. The event is for the public and we would encourage all organisations working directly with families and individuals to attend and encourage others to attend.