Lorrha Notes

A Wake In The West.

Set in a small fishing community on Clew Bay A Wake In The West tells the story of the life – and passing – of Joe Healy a man who drank himself to death. Carrying out his last request causes problems for his family problems that are compounded by the arrival of his son from America after an absence of five years. Themes touched upon include poverty economic instability alcohol abuse unrequited love and fear of the Church.
The hilarious string of events is brought to life by an excellent cast of a play which is written by Michael J Ginnelly and directed by Jim Hynes from nearby Portumna as he puts the Lorrha Variety Group through their paces. The play will be staged in Lorrha Hall from the 26th. to the 28th. November inclusive. Pictured below is the cast and crew members of the play with director Jim Hynes.

Church News.

Friday 5th. of November is the First Friday of the month. Mass in Lorrha Church at 9.30a.m. and Rathcabbin Church at 7.30p.m. Confessions will be heard before Mass. Saturday 6th. November is the feast of All Saints of Ireland. Please note that Vigil Mass in Redwood Church will be at 7.30p.m. and will remain so for the period of wintertime.

New Arrivals.

Congratulations and best wishes is extended to Denis and Caitriona Duggan Kilgask Lorrha on the birth of their first born recently a boy James.
We also extend congratulations and best wishes to Maureen and John Guinan Redwood on the recent birth of their baby a girl Nadine. A sister for James Darragh and Celine.
And belated congratulations is extended to Willie and Patricia Lambe Lorrha on the birth of their first born a boy. Many congratulations to all three families.

Birthday Greetings.

Congratulations and best wishes is extended to the Fogarty brothers Lorrha who celebrated birthdays last week-end. Brendan celebrated his 21st. and David celebrated his 18th. with a double birthday bash for family and friends in the Friars Tavern. Well done lads.

Parent’s Seminar Reminder.

‘Toxic Childhood’. North Tipperary County Childcare Committee are hosting a parent’s seminar on Saturday 13th. November in the Abbey Court Hotel Nenagh. The seminar will focus on the developmental needs of children. The speaker on the day is Sue Palmer author of “Toxic Childhood”. The cost is E5. To book contact North Tipperary County Childcare Committee on (067) 44886.


Sympathy is extended to Louis McCormack Abbeyville on the death last week of his aunt Mary Ryan Kilteely Co. Limerick. Burial took place on Thursday 28th. in Kilteely. Sympathy is also extended to The Dagg families on the death of May Robinson Portarlington sister of Billy and Tom Lorrha. Burial took place on Friday 29th. in Portarlington. Sympathy to Mary Cleary Ballyoughter Rathcabbin on the recent death of her brother Michael Grogan Streamstown Killyon and to the Cleary and Hough families on the sudden death in England of Tom Cleary brother of Pat and Joe Rathcabbin. May they rest in peace.

Council Notice.

North Tipperary County Council have issued the following statement in relation to the water supply from Riverstown to Portumna Bridge. The Council wishes to notify consumers following advice from the Health Service Executive that the Council is now in a position to remove the boil water notice with immediate effect and everyone can now resume normal use of the water supply for drinking food preparation and brushing teeth. The water will continue to be monitored. Further information on the web site www.tipperarynorth.ie or from Water Services Section at (067) 44500.


Darina Kelly thanks everyone who supported our face painting and hair colouring for Enable Ireland on Sunday 31st October. Enable Ireland have also recently installed a clothing bank beside the bottle banks in Rathcabbin if you wish to support this charity which works with disabled people.

Football Success.

Congratulations is extended to Christopher Guilfoyle and the Tipperary U/17 football team who won the Munster Tournament Final recently when they beat Limerick on a scoreline of Tipperary 3.13 Limerick 0.15. Well done Christopher.

A Wake In The West.

Lorrha Variety Group are hard at practice two nights a week in the local hall in preparation for their forthcoming comedy ‘A Wake In The West’ by Michael J. Ginnelly. Directed by Jim Hynes from Portumna the group will go on stage from the 26th. to the 28th. November inclusive. Watch this space for further details.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement.

We are now back to our weekly meetings following our very enjoyable holiday in Arklow. Emma Stanley the chiropodist will be with us this Wednesday 3rd November. Anyone who required the services of Emma please come along between 2.30pm and 4.00pm. Also some of our members have commenced Bridge lessons which take place each Wednesday from 2.00pm in St. Ruadhan’s Community Hall.
Eyrecourt Active Retirement Association has invited us to a social evening which is being held in Eyrecourt Community Hall on Thursday 4th November commencing at 8.00pm. Music is being provided by Midnight Melodies. We are also invited to join in with Cloughjordan Active Retirement Association to celebrate their 10th Anniversary with a dinner/dance on Friday night 5th November commencing at 7.30pm. The evening starts off with Eamon O’Dwyer from Tipp FM’s ‘Down your Way’. This will be followed by dinner and the music will be provided by the ever popular Pat and Richie. The cost of the dinner/dance in Cloughjordan is €15.00.

Tea Dance In The Abbey Court Hotel.

The Mid Western Region of Active Retirement Ireland are holding a tea dance in the Abbey Court Hotel Nenagh on Sunday 14th November 2010 from 2.30pm to 5.30pm. The music will be provided by the ever popular Pat and Richie. Tickets are available from 087 761 3458. The cost is €5.00 per head. Refreshments will be provided. All are welcome.

Halloween Party.

Teresa & Barry Walker of the Ferry Inn Lorrha wish to extend thanks to all the young people who attended the annual kids Halloween Party on Thursday night the 28th. The night was another great success with plenty of games music and fun on the night and already next year’s event is in the planning pipeline.