Lorrha Notes


Santa meets 6 year old Nadine Clancy from Rathcabbin when he went on a walkabout during the Lorrha Christmas Market & Auction held last Sunday while her parents Des and Olivia look on.


The Gathering/Church Bicentenary Celebration:

At a recent public meeting in the GAA Centre, a decision was taken to organize a local festival as part of the Gathering Ireland 2013.  The focus for the festival will be the Bicentenary Celebration of St. Ruadhan’s Catholic Church.  It will run from 19th to 24th June and will be called “The Lorrha and Dorrha Heritage Festival.”  Many of the local organizations and business interests represented at the meeting indicated an interest in contributing to this event by organizing activities about which they will be more specific at the next meeting, which will be on Mon. 14th January 2013 at the GAA Centre.  This decision offers an opportunity to everyone in the parish to participate and an opportunity to all who were once part of our parish life to reunite and relish the experience.  This is a “welcome home weekend” to all our people who left our community to live and work either abroad or elsewhere in the country.  You are invited to become involved straight away by bringing this news to the attention of your friends and loved ones and inviting them to join us in June.  The Christmas Holiday Season offers an ideal chance to do just that.


 Reminder that the Lorrha Parish calendar for 2013 is on sale throughout the parish and can still be purchased to send to loved ones whether at home or abroad. Anyone wishing to order a calendar by post contact Liz at (090) 9747893. All money raised goes back into the continuing work around the village and your support as always is much appreciated.

 Well Done.

Congratulations is extended to Pascal Kennedy, Curragha, who made his Abbey Theatre debut in ‘The Dead’ by James Joyce on Wednesday December 5th. The play will be running until Saturday 19th January. Son of Paddy, Pascal is a student of theRoyalIrishAcademy of music a received a distinction at the Junior Vocal Recitalin the Dublin Electric Ireland Feis Ceoil 2011. Well done Pascal.

 Active Retirement.

 On Wednesday 12th December we look forward to seeing all our members at our Christmas lunch in Lorrha Hall at1.00p.m. Please come and enjoy a bit of festive spirit as we would love to see you to wish you all a happy Christmas.

 Ecumenical Service.

 An Ecumenical Service will be held on Friday night 14th at7.30p.m. in St. Ruadhan’s C.O.I. Lorrha. All are welcome.

 Fun Fridays in RedwoodN.S.

 Fun Fridays will come to an end in RedwoodNSon Friday,14th with an exciting finish! The pupils of RedwoodNSwill perform a Nativity play for all and a very special guest will also be making a visit!! All are welcome to come and join in the fun from 11a.m.to 12 noon. €3.00 per family Contact Michelle on 090 9747186 or email redwoodns@live.ie  www.redwoodns.ie

 Change of Date For Children’s Mass.

 Please note that there is a change of date for the pupils of Redwood NS who will perform their Nativity play along with music and song at an extra special children’s Christmas Mass in Redwood Church on Wednesday night December 19th at 7 p.m. Everybody is welcome to attend and all are invited to the school afterwards for hamper raffle and refreshments.


 Lorrha GAA club are holding their Christmas Auction on Sunday coming the 16th in Moatfield and they would welcome your support.

  Social Dancing.

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

 BorrisokaneCommunity College News.

 Christmas Concert will be held on Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th Dec at8.00p.m. Tickets are €7.

 Smile Awhile.

 One day an Irishman goes into a pharmacy shop, reaches into his pocket
and takes out a small bottle and a teaspoon.
He pours some liquid onto the teaspoon and offers it to the chemist.
“Could you taste this for me, please?”
The chemist takes the teaspoon, puts it in his mouth, swills the
liquid around and swallows it.
“Does that taste sweet to you?” says Paddy.
“No, not at all,” says the chemist.
“Oh that’s a relief,” says Paddy. “The doctor told me to come here and
get my urine tested for sugar.”