Lorrha Notes

Church News.

Stations will commence the week-end of Nov. 23rd. Rathcabbin Monday 23rd. Redwood Tuesday 24th. and in Lorrha on Friday 27th. Mass each evening at 7.30p.m. with confessions from 7.00.

25th. Anniversary.

The Silver jubilee of Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church Rathcabbin will be celebrated on Saturday night coming 21st. with Mass at 7.30p.m. followed by refreshments in the hall. Over the past 25 years the Church has been the centre of the faith life of our community which should evoke memories both happy and sad for many families and individuals. It is hoped that as many as possible will try to attend. A warm welcome is extended to all parishioners and to those living outside the parish to be part of the celebrations.
Please Note there will be no Mass in Redwood on that night.

Birr Novena.

The theme for the Novena in Birr will be ‘Lord That I May See’ seeking a vision for our day Monday November 23rd. to Tuesday December 1st. in St. Brendan’s Church Birr.

The Cry Of The Earth.

A pastoral Reflection on climate change booklet has been published from the Catholic Bishops Conference and this booklet is available in the church porches in the parish.


Joe Dolan will commence fundraising for the Lorrha Lord Mayor campaign with a Poker Classic which takes place on Friday November 27th. in The Friar’s Tavern Lorrha. Tickets are available from Joe and from any member of his fundraising committee. Another meeting will take on Wednesday night 18th. in Mahers at 9.00p.m. Anyone interested in helping Joe is welcome to come along. This effort is to raise funds for the development of Friars Park in the village. Lorrha Development Association appeal to all to support this fundraising venture by Joe and his committee.

Change of Date.

Na Calaí tea dance has been changed to Sunday 13th. December from 3.00 to 6.00p.m.

Computer Classes.

If you are interested in registering as a learner for “Getting Started” computer classes please contact Na Calaí at (090) 9741887 or call to the office at Abbey St. Portumna.

Work in Progress.

Lorrha Development Association is delighted to announce that North Tipperary Co. Council has commenced work on ducting in the village for the overhead E.S.B. and Eircom cables. The Development Committee have sought to have this necessary work undertaken for some time now and after members of the committee met with people from the Council E.S.B. and in recent weeks with Eircom on site it is heartening to see the work in progress. It is expected that the street will be re surfaced in the next week or so weather permitting.

Free Pre-School Year.

Little Feet Playschool are now taking names for January 2010 at Bredagh Lorrha. Children can now be enrolled for playschool for ECCE free pre-school year before they start National School. During these sessions the children will be involved in many activities such as structured play Circle time which includes numbers alphabet Irish Rhymes songs etc. Cooking Jigsaws free play books and stories Art and craft Sand / water outdoor play etc. etc.. If you would like more information on how the free pre-school year works please contact Charlene at (087) 7783347 or (090) 9747885.
If you are registering your child you are advised to do so early as places are limited.

Old Phones Wanted.

Anyone with old mobile phones that they wish to dispose of can do so by leaving them into Lorrha School who are collecting them for the Jack and Jill foundation. (During hours please).

Dates For Your Diary.

Lorrha Variety Group will be staging their annual production on December 11th. 12th. and 13th. in St. Ruadhan’s Community Hall. This year the group will break new ground by staging the first play written by local lady Anne-Marie Hough plus music and sketches. This promises to be a night not to be missed so note the dates in your diary. More details as they become available.

Change Of Date.

Lorrha Development Association will meet on Friday night 20th. at 8.00p.m. in St. Ruadhan’s Community Hall. Please note change of date.

Calendar & Web Site Launch.

A double launch will take place when the 2010 parish calendar and the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie will be launched in The Last Chance Rathcabbin on Saturday night coming the 21st. after the Church Celebrations finish. D.J. Ray will provide the music and refreshments will also be served. The parish web site was set up just twelve month’s ago and has attracted viewers from many Countries. It’s a great way for people living away from home to keep in touch with what’s happening on all aspects of life in the parish. Web designer Mark O’Leary will guide us all through the menu. Special guests on the night will be Captain of the Junior ‘A’ camogie champions Michelle Moran and our parish Co. Councillor Michael O’Meara. Last year a decision was agreed at a meeting to launch the calendar in various public houses around the parish and after the success of last years launch in McCormack’s pub in Abbeyville that decision proved to be the right one and we expect this years event in Rathcabbin to be equally as successful. The contents of the calendar too will hold a lot of interest for everyone in the parish and 2010 will also mark the 25th. Anniversary of Lorrha Development who produce the calendar as a fundraiser for the ongoing works in the village. The committee thank most sincerely all those who support this venture with adverts photo’s and by purchasing the calendar. Our thanks also to the business people both in the parish and outside who sell the calendar. Without your continued support this fundraiser which is part and parcel of our ongoing fundraising simply could not happen. The calendar is also out in good time to post to loved one’s in far away places for the Christmas season. We look forward to meeting you all once again on Saturday night.


The organizers of the threshing event for Downs Syndrome held recently at The Ferry Inn would like to thank the people of the parish and neighbouring parishes for their support. Thanks especially to Barry and Teresa Walker Sean Lambe and Pat Conlon.

Parish Web Site.

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