Lorrha Notes

                                                           Lorrha & Dorrha Parish Calendar

Packed from Cover to Cover with photo’s from the past and from the present the Parish Calendar is compiled by members of Lorrha Development Association as a fundraiser for the work carried out in the lovely historical village of Lorrha.

Priced at just €10 the calendar is available in the Lorrha end of the parish from Pat Hough publican Colette’s Hair Salon Ferry Inn Restaurant & Bar Ferry Service Station Carrigahorig Post Office Louis & Kathleen McCormack’s Pub GAA Clubhouse. In Rathcabbin it’s available from Kelly’s Bar & Grocery Brophy’s Bar & Grocery.

The Calendar is also available from Super Valu (O’Meara’s) Portumna Salmons Newsagents Portumna.
Anyone wishing to have a copy posted to them is asked to contact Liz by emailing her at lizhussey@eircom.net or Nancy at terry1938@eircom.net from Rose at roselmannion@yahoo.ie or by phone from Louis at (086) 8493595.

A very Merry Christmas to all readers of this Web site and do keep tapping in throughout 2010.

Christmas Mass Times.

First Mass of Christmas will be on Christmas Eve: Lorrha and Rathcabbin at 8.00p.m. Confessions will be heard at 12 noon in both.
Christmas Day: Redwood 9.30a.m. Lorrha: 10.30a.m. Rathcabbin: 11.30a.m.

Choir Practice.

In preparation for Christmas all choir members are requested to attend a practice in Lorrha Church on Wednesday night 23rd. at 8.00p.m. It is hoped that as many as possible will attend and new members will be very welcome.

Family Fun Day…And Match.

The countdown begins to the family fun day and match organized by the Lorrha Lord Mayor Candidate Joe Dolan and his committee. The event will take place in the GAA pitch in Motefield on Monday December 28th. at 2.00p.m. The main feature of the event is a fun challenge match between the 1984 North Hurling Champions and the 2009 County Camogie Champions with throw in at 2.00p.m. Joe is playing his cards close to his chest but rumor has it that there very well could be celebrity subs on the sideline fighting for a place on a team…..any team who knows where they might end up playing and how???? There’s going to be plenty of fun and laughter here combined with side shows for the kids a shop auction for fuel fodder and a lawn mower which has been kindly sponsored by Noel Hogan of Premier Plant Hire Banagher and there’s much more too. So don’t miss the ‘craic’ and don’t forget the time 2.00p.m. Monday 28th. Lorrha Development Association ask all to come out and support this effort by Joe and his hard working committee.


Lorrha Lord Mayor candidate Teresa Dunne wishes to thank everyone who supported her fundraising Christmas market in Lorrha Hall on Sunday last. She extends a special word of thanks to her hard working committee who worked so very hard to organize the event to Santa Claus for finding time to fit the children of the parish into his busy schedule to all the stall holders and to Sean and Conor for the music. Prizewinners of the raffle were Margaret O’Brien Houlihan Billy Dagg Siobhan Molloy Marguerite Schonwenburg Charmaine King Amanda Houlihan Michael Ryan Bridget Glynn. Brenda Ryan of Dream Cakes Dromineer sponsored a ginger bread man cake and her dad Michael’s ticket was pulled out but he very kindly put it back up again and this time it was won by Robert Delaney Rathcabbin. Well done to all the prizewinners. This fundraiser is for the development of Friars Park in the village.

Carol Service.

An ecumenical carol service will take place in St. Ruadhan’s Church of Ireland Lorrha on Wednesday 30th. December at 8.00p.m. All are welcome.

Parish Calendar.

The Lorrha Parish Calendar is on sale and if you haven’t got your copy yet then do go along to any of the following where you can pick up a copy. Pat Hough’s pub and Colettes Hair Salon in the village Post Office Carrigahorig The Ferry Service Station GAA clubhouse Brophy’s and Kelly’s in Rathcabbin Super Valu Portumna. The calendar makes a lovely gift for those living away from home and indeed for those at home too. Please support. Lorrha Development Association wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy new year.

Birthday Greetings.

Congratulations and good wishes is extended to Davey Sullivan who recently celebrated his 80th. birthday. Davey who is originally from Lords Park moved to Llandudno in Wales 60 years ago. He makes return trips to the parish to visit his family members as often as he possibly can and they certainly didn’t forget his birthday either. Davey played hurling with Lorrha as a young man and not only proved to be popular but was a huge loss to the club when he emigrated. However circumstances of the day dictated and Davey had to leave his native land and the hurling behind but he did go ahead to play hockey for his adopted Country where he proved to be equally as popular as he fitted in well to the new ground game. We know Davey looks forward to reading the Lorrha Notes every week to keep up with happenings in his native parish and all your friends and relations here Davey want to wish you a very happy birthday and they look forward to seeing you back here on holiday very soon. Well done and many good wishes to you.

Pakie’s Celebration Night.

All Ireland Junior Loy champion Pakie O’Brien will be honored at a celebration to mark his success as All Ireland Loy digging champion in Kelly’s Rathcabbin on St. Stephen’s night. Music will be provided by The Islanders and all are invited to have a drink from the All-Ireland cup.

70th. Birthday Greetings.

Congratulations and best wishes is extended to Noel Broderick Curragha on the occasion of his 70th. birthday which falls on December 23rd. Noel celebrated the occasion on Saturday night last with a surprise party for family and friends organised by his family in the Friar’s Tavern Lorrha. Well done Noel and may you have plenty more to celebrate in the years ahead.

Popular Demand.

Lorrha variety group will go back on stage with “Hush Hush” by popular demand for a further two nights. If you missed this comedy by local lady Anne-Marie Hough then you have a chance to see the group in action in St. Ruadhan’s Community Hall in Lorrha on January 2nd. at 8.30p.m. and the following night the group will be back on stage but this time in the authors home town of Cappataggle Co. Galway at the earlier time of 8.00p.m. We wish the group the best of luck.


Women’s workshop will take place on Tuesday mornings from 10.00a.m. to 11.30a.m. starting the 12th. January at An Gairdin / Ecology Centre St. Brigid’s Road Portumna.Bookings now being taken. Call Bridget on (086) 3608365 or email bridgetm22@eircom.net. Cost is €65 for four workshops.

“Rainbows” Programme.

Borrisokane Community College hopes to run a “Rainbows” program in the school after Christmas. Rainbows is a peer-support program to assist children and adolescents who are grieving a death separation or other painful transitions in their family. Contact Breda Lillis Deane at (067) 27268 (during school day) for details.

Used Stamps.

Used postage stamps can help the Missions. Just leave a small margin of paper around each stamp and send to St. Patrick’s Kiltegan Co. Wicklow.

Parish Web Site.

Visit the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie for all the latest news in the parish.

Christmas Greetings.

Your parish correspondent would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support and help throughout the past year and I wish all readers of this paper a very happy and peaceful Christmas with many blessings throughout 2010.