Late Sr. Malachy M. Mannion SMG: The death of Sr. Malachy Mannion on Friday 25th. February last caused much sadness and regret to many in the parish who knew her, and in particular to her relations as she was the last of her generation of this family. One of seven children born in Ballyea, Rathcabbin, almost 98 years ago, it was at a very young age she decided on a life of religion choosing the order of the ‘Poor Servants of the Mother of God’. She spent many years working in Ireland and England before eventually accepting a post as financial bursar in St. Mary’s Convent in Streatham, London and where she spent a long number of years. A kind, gentle and good natured lady, Sr. Malachy returned home frequently to Rathcabbin to visit family and neighbours and she also welcomed them with open arms on their many visits over to her. She took a deep interest in everyone, inquired about their well being and retained that interest right up to the end. She slipped away peacefully and quietly, as she lived her life, in Maryville Nursing Home Brendford where she had spent the last four years. She will be sadly missed but very fondly remembered. Her remains reposed in Maryville on Thursday March 10th. and after concelebrated funeral Mass there the following day, burial took place in Hounslow Cemetery, Middlesex. May her gentle Soul rest in peace.
St. Patrick’s Day Parades: Lorrha St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place at 3.30p.m. on 17th. March followed by BBQ, Music, fun and games. The street will be closed from 3p.m. on the day and floats are to be in before this time. Entry is free for floats.
Annual Display.: Lorrha Apostolic Work Society Annual display will take place on Sunday March 20th in Lorrha Hall. All are invited to come and view the work of our members and join us for a cup of tea. Why not come along to our display day and see for yourself what our members do and maybe become a member yourself. If you can knit or sew you can become an honorary member and support our work. Lorrha branch meet every two weeks in Lorrha Community Hall, the 2nd, and 4th Thursday of each month, with some members choosing to work from their home. We look forward to meeting you on Sunday 20th.
Tracing Relatives: Margaret Love from Australia is helping her friend Bernice Clarke to trace her relatives here in Ireland. Of particular interest is the Hogan and Doorley ancestors from Lorrha. Margaret and Bernice will be visiting Lorrha from April 3rd. to 7th 2011 and would love to meet any descendants. If you think you may be related or indeed can help them trace their descendants, Margaret can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to Margaret Love PO Box 175, Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, Australia 3340. Margaret has left a message in the guestbook on the Lorrha parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie.
RAGS Golf Society 2011 – New Members Welcome: Congrats and best of luck for the year to Tommy Deeley the incoming captain. This year we want to encourage new members to join, whether you’re a regular golfer or just starting off all are welcome. Membership for the year is 15 Euro and we will play the following courses beginning with Portumna 26th March 10am-11am, Loughrea 23rd April 9.30am-11am, Roscrea 4th June 9.30am-11am, Gort 9th July 9.30am-10.30am, Thurles 6th August 11am-12.30am. For further details contact James 086 8109099.
Enrolment: Enrolment forms for Redwood N.S. are available from the school or call (090) 9747186.