Lorrha Notes

Checking his list before setting off on Christmas Eve…. Merry Christmas…

Ireland is experiencing it’s coldest winter ever and for the second year in a row will have a white Christmas.

Congratulations is extended to Clodagh McIntyre Portland who was awarded First Prize in the Borrisokane Credit Union Poster Award Grow Your Imagination for Primary School Pupils. Well done Clodagh.

Dont forget to get your copy of the Lorrha Parish Calendar which is packed with photo’s from the past and from 2010. To order copy by post contact (090) 9747893 or email: lizhussey@eircom.net.

Church News.

Friday 24th. is Christmas Eve. Confessions will be heard in both Lorrha and Rathcabbin Church at 12 noon. The first Mass of Christmas will take place later in the day in Lorrha and Rathcabbin at 8.00p.m. Mass on Christmas day in Redwood at 9.30a.m. Lorrha at 10.30 and Rathcabbin at 11.30a.m. Please note that Mass will be celebrated as usual on Sunday 26th. in Lorrha at 10.30a.m. and Rathcabbin at 11.30a.m.

Parish Calendar 2011

The Lorrha Parish Calendar is now on sale throughout the parish and can be purchased in Brophy’s and Kelly’s Rathcabbin Pat Hough’s pub Colette’s Hair Salon The Ferry Service Station Ferry Inn in Lorrha and Donie O’Meara’s Super Valu in Portumna. The Calendar makes a lovely present for those living away from home and is packed from cover to cover with photo’s from the past and from the present. If you would like a copy posted to you call Liz at (090) 9747893 or e-mail lizhussey@eircom.net . Lorrha Development Association would like to take this opportunity to thank all who supported them in whatever way during a truly tremendous and memorable 2010 and to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Health and Happiness throughout 2011.

Preliminary Notice.

Rathcabbin Players will stage another John B. Keane classic ‘The Year Of The Hiker’ in Rathcabbin Hall from January 20th. The group wish to congratulate former chairman Padraig Madden on his recent marriage to Pamela Carty. Long life and happiness to you both. A very happy Christmas to everyone and we look forward to meeting you all in Rathcabbin Hall in just under four weeks time.

Weather Wednesday 22 December 2010

Today’s Weather
Freezing fog will linger in many areas with frost and ice persisting throughout Wednesday. For much of the country there will be dry and bright weather however sleet and snow showers will continue to affect parts of the east coast and some of them will be heavy and may spread further inland. Snow showers are also likely along northern coasts too. Staying cold with maximum temperatures of only -7 to +1 degrees.
Tonight’s Weather
It will be another bitterly cold night with widespread ice and dense pockets of freezing fog developing once again in many places. Further showers of sleet and snow may occur along the east and northwest coasts. Extremely cold with lowest temperatures of -5 to -15 degrees and even colder over the snow fields.
Staying cold on Thursday with many areas staying below zero during the day. Frosty and icy conditions will persist and fog will be slow to lift in inland areas. A continuing threat of wintry showers along the east and northwest coasts. Highest temperatures of only -6 to +1 degrees.
3 Day Outlook
THURSDAY NIGHT: will be mostly dry except for a few sleet or snow showers along the east coast. It will be another extremely cold night with widespread severe frost and ice and with patches of freezing fog in places. Lowest temperatures of -6 to -12 in general but as low as -16 over snow fields in parts of the west and north. CHRISTMAS EVE/FRIDAY will see a lot of dry weather over much of the country. However outbreaks of sleet and snow will develop along the southeast coast as well as in northern parts of Ulster. It will remain cold with temperatures ranging from -5 to +1 degrees. The night of CHRISTMAS EVE will be cold with lows of -5 to -11 and further snow showers affecting Ulster. CHRISTMAS DAY/SATURDAY will be mostly dry with slightly higher daytime temperatures ranging from +3 in the south to -3 in the north. It will be a breezy day with some bright spells and freshening southerly winds.
ST STEPHEN’S DAY/SUNDAY: Rain and strong southerly winds will spread from the southwest through the day falling as snow or freezing rain in many places. Temperatures will start to increase with maxima of 3 to 7 degree.

                                                               MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE.