Lorrha Notes

                                                           Lorrha & Dorrha Parish Calendar


The Parish Calendar which is compiled by members of Lorrha Development Association as a fundraiser for the work carried out in the lovely historical village of Lorrha is still available in the shops. This year Lorrha Development celebrate 25 years in existence which is reflected in the calendar.

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.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association.

Due to the extremely cold spell we are experiencing our weekly meeting which was due to take place on Wednesday 13th January 2010 has now been cancelled. Providing there is an improvement in the weather we should be back on Wednesday 20th January.
The Committee would like to wish all the members families and friends all the very best for 2010. We would like to thank everyone who has supported us in their various ways over the past year. A very big thank you to one and all – this is very much appreciated.


This group offers professional and confidential Marriage counselling for couples experiencing any difficulties in their marriage or family. For more information callsave 1850 – 58 – 500 or (065) 6824297.

Marriage Courses.

If you are planning your wedding the Catholic Marriage Care Service offers Marriage Preparation and couples are advised to try and book the preparation course 9 to 12 month’s before the wedding. You can book on line at accord.ie or by calling 1850-58-500 or (065) 6824297. The schedule of Marriage courses for 2010 are as follows: Friday night’s 8.00 to 10.00p.m. and Saturday’s 10.00a.m. to 5.00p.m.
No.1. 5th. & 6th. February. No. 2. 19th. & 20th. March. No.3. 23rd. & 24th. April. No.4. 7th. & 8th. May. No. 5. 21st. & 22nd. May. No. 6. 17th. & 18th. September. No.7. 1st. & 2nd. October. No. 8. 12th. & 13th. November.

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.

Lorrha Development.

A meeting of the above will be held on Tuesday night January 19th. in Lorrha Hall at 8.00p.m. All members are requested to attend.

Recent Engagement.

Rathcabbin Players extend congratulations and many good wishes to Padraig Madden Lorrha and Pam Carty Loughrea who announced their engagement recently. Well done to you both and many good wishes for the future.

Table Quiz.

Lorrha Lord Mayor Candidate Theresa Dunne Walker is holding a fundraising table quiz in The Ferry Inn on Friday night January 15th. at 8.30p.m. Lorrha Development Association urge you to support this fundraiser by Theresa and her committee as all monies raised will go towards the development of Friars Park in the village.

Thrift Shop.

The Thrift Shop at Upper Sarsfield Nenagh offers a wide range of shoes school uniforms household goods etc. Open 10.00a.m. to 1.00p.m. and 2.00p.m. to 4.00p.m. Monday Tuesday Thursday Friday. Donations of items gratefully received. All proceeds to North Tipperary Community Services.

Parish Web Site.

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

Birr Theatre.

Tuesday January 19th. Film Club “Katyn”. 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.