Lorrha Notes


North Tipp Hospice Home Care would like to thank Nancy White president and members of St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement group for their most generous donation of €600 given to us at their Christmas party. We would also like to thank St. Ruadhan’s Church of Ireland Lorrha for their great donation of €180 raised at their carol service in the Church which was held in December ’09. These donations help us greatly to maintain the hospice home service we have in place for cancer patients and those who care for them in our area.
This hospice service is very much needed and we are most grateful for your help.

Parish Calendar.

Copies of the Lorrha Parish Calendar are still available from 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 or from members of the committee.

Grant Scheme.

SERVE energy grant scheme has reopened for 2010. Grants for energy efficiency and renewable energy measures are now available from North Tipperary Co. Council. Information evening will be held on Wednesday night 20th. and on Wednesday night 27th. in the Abbey Court Hotel Nenagh. Further information is also available from NTCC on (067) 44671 or www.servecommunity.ie


Lorrha Lord Mayor Candidate Theresa Dunne Walker wishes to express her thanks to all who supported her fundraising table quiz in The Ferry Inn on Friday night which proved to be a great success. All money raised will be going to the development of Friars Park in the village.

Date For Your Diary.

Lorrha Lord Mayor Candidate Joe Dolan and his committee are organising a fundraising poker classic for Saturday night February 20th. in Kelly’s Rathcabbin. More details later.

Lorrha Development.

A meeting of the above will be held on Thursday night January 21st. in Lorrha Hall at 8.00p.m. sharp. Please note change of date for this meeting. All members are requested to attend.

Spring Art Classes:

Sketching and art & craft for children at 2.00pm 3.30pm and 5.00pm Pencil
Sketching for adults at 11.00am starting on Saturday 30th January for 8
weeks in Bramble Art Studio Lorrha. For more information please contact
Ute: 090-9747127 or 087-9151356. Early booking advisable.

Lorrha & Dorrha Historical Society.

This group are organizing a bus to Dublin on Friday 19th. February to visit the Royal Irish Academy which houses among its artifacts The Stowe Missal and The National Museum. Bus leaves Lorrha at 7.45am. and Rathcabbin at 8.00a.m. Seats limited to 30. Contact David Broderick (086) 3308172 or James Heenan on (087) 2031798. Full details later.


Lorrha / Rathcabbin gun club in conjunction with Lorrha / Rathcabbin Angling club are holding a poker classic in The Friars Tavern Lorrha on Friday 5th. February at 9.00p.m.sharp. Prices pro rata.

Clothing Collection.

Umbra clothing collection on Friday 22nd. January. Collection pints- Lorrha Hall and Church door in Rathcabbin 9am. – 12 midday. All types of clean clothing textiles and footwear accepted. For further information contact (086) 8582529.

Date For Your Diary.

Lorrha Lord Mayor Candidate David Power and his committee are organising a fundraising poker classic on Friday night March 12th. in The Friars Tavern Lorrha. More details later.

Parish Web Site.

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

Adult Education Classes.

Borrisokane Community College adult education classes are due to commence on Thursday 28th. January in the college. Contact Sinead on (067) 27268 or (067) 27808.

Tea Dance.

An afternoon tea dance will take place in Portumna Town Hall on Sunday 24th. January from 3 to 6.00p.m. Music by Pat and Richie. All proceeds will go to upkeep of the town hall.


An organic Horticulture course for 2010 will commence in An Gáirdín organic and ecology centre Portumna in mid February and will run for ten months. For further information contact (090) 41689 or angaidin@gmail.com

Birr Theatre.

Fri. 22nd. Maeve Higgins “Blabbing Away”. Sat. 23rd. The all new Hannah Montana & high school musical tribute show “The Best of Both Worlds”. Tuesday 26th. Film Club “Let the right one in”. Fri. 29th. Mary Coughlan “The House of Ill Repute”. Sat. 30th. Sun. 31st. Banagher Drama Group present “Moonshine”. Tue. February 2nd. Film club “La Boheme”. Thursday 4th. Spanich guitar & composer with guitar accompaniment “Eduardo Niebla”. Tues. 9th. Film Club “Sleep Furiously”. Thurs. 11th. Silver Screen “The Apartment”. Tues. 16th. Film Club “Cloud 9”. Friday 19th. One man play performed by Michael Harding “The Tinkers Curse”. Sat. 20th. “Moore’s Melodies” with Dean Power Aoife O’Sullivan and Katy Kelly accompanied by Una Hunt.
Buy on line at www.birrtheatre.com or call (057) 9122911.