Lorrha Notes

Change in Mass Times.

You are asked to note the change in Mass times for the winter months is as follows. Lorrha Church on Sundays at 10.30a.m. commencing the 25th. October Redwood Church on Saturday nights at 7.30p.m commencing the 31st. October. Mass in Rathcabbin remains unchanged at 11.30a.m. on Sundays.

Halloween Party.

A Halloween Party will take place in the Ferry Inn on Thursday October 29th. at 6.30p.m. Entertainment will include Kiddies Disco Party Games Party Food. All are welcome and all are invited to dress up for the occasion. Anyone requiring further details is asked to contact (090) 9747139.


Sympathy is extended to Mrs. Lewis and extended members of the family Gurteen Rathcabbin on the death of her mother Mary O’Brien Ballyegan Birr which occurred on Tuesday 13th. After funeral Mass on Friday last in St. Mary’s Church Shinrone burial took place afterwards in the new cemetery Shinrone. May she rest in peace.
Sympathy is also extended to the family and relatives of Gerard Moran Nenagh and formerly of Ballymacegan who died recently. May he rest in peace.

Lorrha / Rathcabbin Gun Club.

Landowners can get a list of fully insured members by contacting Pat O’Meara on (087) 2524103 or James Heenan on (087) 2031798. Any farmers wanting vermin control can also contact above.

Memorial Long Tail Competition

The Last Chance Rathcabbin are again proud to host the PJ Gorman and Eddie Clancy Memorial Long Tail Competition on Sunday evening 1st November. Top prize will be €100 and a perpetual trophy with other trophies and prizes for runners up. As usual the bbq will be fired up for some delightful game fare and music is by the great 1-2-1.

No Luck In Munster.

Commiserations to the camogie girls who went under by seven points to Clonakilty in the Junior Munster Semi-Final in Mahon on Sunday last. It was a game that Lorrha could have won given a better hand out of luck on the day but it was not to be. Hard luck girls.

Date for your Diary.

A meeting of Lorrha Development Association will take place on Thursday night November 5th. at 8.00p.m. in St. Ruadhan’s Community Hall. All are welcome to attend.

Birthday Greetings.

Congratulations and best wishes are extended to Orla Mannion Lorrha on the occasion of her 30th. birthday. Orla celebrated the occasion with a surprise birthday part held for her by her family and friends in The Ferry Inn on Saturday night last. It was also an occasion to welcome Orla home from her world travels. Well done Orla on your 30th. and it’s good to have you back again too.

Parish Web Site.

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

Grant Assistance.

North Tipperary County Council are offering a grant to assist homeowners and building owners to reduce energy costs. Eligible measures include attic and wall insulation heating controls high efficiency boilers and cylinders wood stoves solar panels etc. Contact Community and Enterprise Department. North Tipp. Co. Council on (067) 44671.


Rathcabbin Players invite all who are interested in taking a part in their forthcoming production to attend a reading on Thursday night 22nd. in Rathcabbin Hall at 8.00p.m. We look forward to welcoming all the usual reliable thespians and to welcoming new people on board.

Getting Started.

Na Calaí CDP in conjunction with Age Action Ireland are planning to roll out the “Getting Started” Computer Training Programme for older people in the Portumna Rural area this Autumn / Winter. Volunteer tutors who can commit to a two hourly session over 6 to 8 weeks are needed for this project. Training will be provided by age action. If you are interested in volunteering call (090) 9741887 or call into Abbey Street Portumna Office.

The Communication Cord.

Nenagh Players will present Brian Friel’s comedy ‘The Communication Cord’ in Borrisokane Hall from Tuesday November 3rd. to Saturday 7th. at 8.00p.m. The play is being staged in Borrisokane because the Town Hall in Nenagh is undergoing refurbishment. Booking is through DK Travel Emmet Place Nenagh (067) 37964.

Birr Theatre.

Friday 23rd. to Sunday 25th. Birr Stage Guild hosts One Act Drama Festivals. Tuesday 27th. Film club ‘ Lemon Tree’. Wednesday 28th. to Saturday 31st. the 3rd. annual ‘Hullabaloo’. Offaly’s Children’s Arts Festival. Sunday November 1st. Opera UK A Night At The Opera.
Box office hours is Monday to Friday from 1 to 5.30p.m. Call (057) 9122911.