Lorrha Notes


Daniel Meets The Boys

Lorrha Youngster Daniel O’Donoghue meets Liverpool players Luis Suarez and Sebastian Coates in Heathrow Airport, London recently.



Darina and Pat Kelly Rathcabbin, invite customers and all who helped, to join them next Sunday evening 25th around7pm to watch the Kelly’s Retail Therapy programme. Fergal Quinn took on the challenge earlier this year, of helping the Kelly family to keep the doors of the Village Store open. You can see his advice to them on Sunday evening coming on RTE 1.


Lorrha Variety Group presents ‘Wanted – One Body’ by Charles Dyer in Lorrha Community Hall on Friday 30th November, Saturday 1st December and Sunday 2nd December at 8.30pm. Directed by Mary T. Hynes, Wanted – One Body is a murder mystery farce, featuring a cast of suspicious characters. The wealthy Mr. Barraclough has passed away and the solicitors Blundell and Mickleby arrive at the house to read the will.Family and faithful servants wait with baited breath to hear the last will and testament, only to discover that this death holds nothing but surprises! A clause in the will granting a portion of the inheritance to the servants sets the house into turmoil.

As the flood waters rise, confusion reigns and the body count increases in this farcical chiller, Blundell and Mickelby find themselves having to piece together the clues to find the culprit. This three act play is a classic who-dunnit, a thriller with fun for audience and actors alike. WANTED – One body! … But whose will it be?


Lorrha Apostolic Work Society Christmas draw in aid of the Missions will take place on Thursday night 13th December at8pm in the hall. Tickets will be on sale and members will be calling to the houses in the parish in the coming weeks. Please give as generously as you can.

Hospital Visits by Clergy.

If a family member or friend would welcome a pastoral visit in hospital, please let the priest know. Because of new data regulations, it is no longer possible to check the parish list in hospital.

Lorrha Parish Calendar.

The Lorrha Parish calendar for 2013 is now on sale throughout the parish. All money raised goes back into the continuing work around the village.

Fun Fridays in Redwood N.S.

Fun Fridays continue in RedwoodN.S.and on Friday 23rd will be exploring stories through art from 11 amto 12 noon. All are welcome to come and join in the fun. €3.00 per family Contact Michelle on 090 9747186 or email redwoodns@live.ie


A reminder that the Lorrha Christmas Market and Auction will take place in Lorrha Hall on Sunday December 3rd from 1.00p.m. Santa will arrive to meet all the boys and girls at 3p.m. Anyone wishing to donate items for the Auction are asked to contact Louis at (086) 8493595. To book a table for the Market contact Mary at (090) 9747196 or by email to info@ Anyone wishing to help out for a few hours can contact any member of the committee. All money raised from the Christmas market and Auction goes back into the continuing work around the village where progress can be followed by logging onto the parish web site at www.lorrhadorrha.ie or follow us on facebook at www.facebook.com/lorrhadorrha.parish. Your support as always is much appreciated.

Social Dancing.

Social dancing continues every Friday night in the GAA clubhouse with dancing this Friday night to the music of Glenn Flynn from9.30pmto12.30pm.


Rathcabbin Development Association wish to extend thanks to the hall committee and to Ray Kennedy the D.J. for the very successful children’s disco which was held recently for Halloween. The funds raised amounted to €54 and is to be used by the Development committee for ongoing work in the village.

Many Happy Returns.

Lusmagh Drama Group present the Bernard Farrell comedy ‘Many Happy Returns’ in Lusmagh Hall from Thursday night the 22nd to Sunday night 25th November at 8.00pm. sharp. Booking is a must if you want to be guaranteed a seat and the booking line is now open at (087) 1161346 between 7 and9p.m. Monday to Friday only.

 Business Startup Bootcamp – Lorrha
An opportunity to explore options for developing a small business or income stream within the emerging green economy


26, 29, 30 November, and 11, 12 December

(includes one to one mentoring sessions)


Lorrha Hall

Why take this course?

The focus is on establishing an ‘eco-business’ and participants are introduced to how others have used the green economy to develop opportunities and make their own job.

The module is interactive and engaging as well as practical and useful, using loads of interesting examples. The assessment is project based and involves working on real opportunities. This course will offer participants a fresh look at how going green can offer unique opportunity to those who take brave steps.

This course leads to a FETAC Level 5 minor award: Start Your Own Business (B20153). Course delivered by Cultivate in partnership with NICER Training, a FETAC registered training provider.


This course is aimed at:

Individuals who have an interest in exploring self-employment as an option to creating their own future income streams. The new green economy is forecasted to grow over the next few years and as such it can offer a rich seam of opportunities.


Programme Outline:

Day 1 – Understanding the green economy and its opportunities

Day 2 – Explore and Research Your MarketOpportunity

Day 3 – Operations and running the business

Day 4 – Financial planning – taxes and supports

Day 5 – Bringing it all together


The presenters of this course are Devyn Olson Sawyer and Victor Branagan, specialist consultants that focus on green businesses and social enterprises.

Limited places available.

To Book Your Place contact Gearóid on 085-7409023 or email: gfitzgibbon@ntlp.ie


Smile Awhile.

A man was telling his neighbour, ‘I just bought a new hearing aid. It cost me four thousand euro, but it’s state of the art. It’s perfect.’

‘Really,’ answered the neighbour. ‘What kind is it?’

‘Twelve thirty.’ came the reply.