Late Jack Leake: The unexpected death took place at his residence on Wednesday July 27th of John Leake, Roden, Rathcabbin. Jack and his wife Bridie came to live in Roden in recent years and they settled into the local community well. A quiet individual he was a keen gardener, and he was out and about tending to his flowers only hours before he passed away as he was a familiar figure digging and weeding. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him but in particular by his family.
Sympathy is extended to his wife Bridie, sons, daughters, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends on their loss. After funeral Mass in St. Brendan’s Church Birr on Sunday 31st burial took place in Clonoghill Cemetery. May he rest in peace.
Sympathy: Sympathy is extended to Eileen Mannion and family, Lorrha on the death of her cousin Michael O’Donoghue, Coolbawn. After funeral Mass in Kilbarron Church on Monday August 1st burial took place in the adjoining Cemetery. May he rest in peace.
Church News: Friday August 5th is the First Friday of the month. Mass will be celebrated in Lorrha at 9.30a.m. and in Rathcabbin at 8.00p.m. Confessions will be heard half a hour before each Mass.
Vigil: The annual night vigil to Knock Shrine takes place this Fri night August 5th. Anyone interested in travelling please contact Gertie O’Meara (090) 9747080, or Betty Houlihan ( 087) 6667374. Devotions commencing at 9p.m.
Tracing Relatives: Bill Hanrahan of Co. Meath is trying to trace his Mannion and Gaynor relatives. Patrick Mannion married Mary Gaynor in the parish of Lorrha in 1839. They had nine children of which there was one set of twins Catherine and William who were born on 27th. May 1855. Bill’s “Flannery” relatives are from Nenagh. If you think you can help Bill you can contact him by phone at (041) 9827327, by post at 17 The Cloisters, Eastham Road, Bettystown, Co. Meath or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Come Dancing: Dancing continues in the newly extended Lorrha GAA clubhouse on Friday night with Pat and Richie providing the entertainment and the organisers would love to see you there.
St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association: On Thursday, 28th July, we gathered at the Forest Park, Portumna for a bracing 2 km walk. This was followed by a delicious, beautifully presented 3 course meal at the Golf Club. All our members thoroughly enjoyed it. Many thanks to Cathal McIntyre and his staff for their generous hospitality. There are some changes to our planned activities for the month of August. Our trip to the Burren on Wednesday, 3rd August has now been cancelled. Our next outing is then on Wednesday, 10th August and this is to Salthill with a boat trip on the Corrib. Due to North Tipperary Social Services annual outing to Holycross on Wednesday, 24th August, we have had to change our overnight trip to Cork which includes a visit to Fota Wildlife Park and the English Market to Thursday, 18th August. Our trip to the Greyhounds which was due to take place on Friday, 19th August, will now take place in October (date yet to be decided). Our annual holiday this year is to the Talbot Hotel, Wexford, and commences on Sunday, 11th September for 4 nights. Anyone wishing to join us on any of the trips please contact Nancy on 090 9747922 or 087 761 3458 as soon as possible. The Committee and members would like to offer our deepest sympathy to Breda Leake and family on the recent sudden death of Jack Leake, Roden, Rathcabbin. May he rest in peace.