Lorrha Notes


The Cast of Rathcabbin Players “The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley” which will be staged in Rathcabbin Hall for the last three nights. Friday Feb 1st to Sunday 3rd at 8.30p.m. sharp. Booking from (087) 2360096.
Front: Marguerite Walsh (Lucy Lacey), Stacey Sullivan (Hazel Myers), Mary Carroll (Chrissie McCabe), Nancy Liffey (Aggie Foley).
Back: Tadhg Nevin (Gabriel Foley), Kevin Kennedy (Clive Snell), Ray Clancy (Liam Gavigan), Hubert Hogan (Morris Delamere).

 Last Three Nights. 

Pick up that phone before it’s too late and book your seat to Rathcabbin Players who are back on stage for three further nights with their hilarious three act  comedy “The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley” by playwrite Jimmy Keary. Friday 1st Feb to Sunday 3rd at8.30p.m. Booking is essential on (087) 2360096 between 6.00 and9.00pm please. So if you haven’t seen this brilliant comedy, then pick up that phone now but hurry as seats are filling up fast. You won’t be disappointed.


Sympathy is extended to the brothers and sisters of Ger Moylan, late of Rathcabbin who died on Friday January 25th.  After funeral mass in St. Luke’s hospital chapel Clonmel on Sunday last burial took place in Bonaham Cemetery Rathcabbin. May he rest in peace.

Sympathy is extended to Fiona O’Meara, Lissagadda, Lorrha on the death of her mother Margaret ‘Peg’ Spillane, Ardcroney. After funeral Mass in Ardcroney Church on Sunday last burial took place in the Old Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

 Church News.

Mass for the first Friday 1st February will be celebrated in Lorrha Church at 9.30am and in Rathcabbin Church at 7.30p.m. Confession will be heard before Mass. Friday is also the Feast of Saint Brigid – Patroness of Ireland. Saturday 2nd is the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord and Sunday 3rd is the Feast of St. Blaise. The blessing of throats and candles (for Church and home use) will take place at all Masses this coming week-end.

Theogogy Study.

The Dominicans are offering affordable distance learning programmes in theology which can be followed either for academic credit or for personal enrichment. People study from home with occasional study days at weekends and with the support of on-line academic tutors. Hundreds of people have completed some or all of the programme. Perhaps you would like to know more? If so contact The Priory Institute, Tallagh Village, Dublin 24, call (01) 4048124 or enquiries@prioryinstitute.com

 Sunday Prayer.

Medugorie Sunday afternoon prayer in St. Mary’s of the Rosary Nenagh at 3p.m. on Sunday 3rd February. Testimony arranged.

Final Reminder.

Animo Television who recorded the Kelly shop make over in Rathcabbin, are recording a new series for RTE One.  This is a new format called “The Mother of all Weddings”  where a couple planning to get married hands over the reins to their mothers to plan their big day! The lucky couple will receive €10,000 in cash towards the wedding, and the wedding will be planned for early Summer this year.  Anybody who is interested, or who wants to know more, can e-mail Emer Dunne at weddings@animo.ie.  “The Mother Of All Weddings” is produced by Animo TV & Kite Entertainment, who also the makers of Celebrity Bainisteoir and Secret Millionaire.  You’ll be in good hands.

New Arrival.

Congratulations and good wishes is extended to Brendan and Sarah Heenan Lorrha on the brth of their son Jude Edward recently. A brother for Luke and Bradley. Well done.

Spring Art Classes

Art & Craft for children on Saturdays at  3.30pm and 5.00pm, Pencil Drawing for children over 10 years at 11.00am in Bramble Art Studio, Lorrha. Starting on 26th January, for 7 weeks . For more information please contact Ute at 090-9747127 or
087-9151356. Early booking advisable.

 Poker Night.

Lorrha & Rathcabbin Gun Club are holding their annual fundraising classic poker night in Maher’s Lorrha on Friday 8th February at 9p.m. 1000 extra chips for players seated at 9p.m. Prizes pro-rata, tickets 30euros. Your support would be gratly appreciated


Enrolment is now taking place for Rathcabbin National School for pupils commencing school in September 2013. Please contact the school (057) 9139008.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association.

On Wednesday 23rd Liam Kelly of Muintir Na Tire gave us a very informative talk on the importance of home security, in particular personal alarms. He was accompanied by Tommy Heenan who has had a huge input in Community Services in recent years.

Social Dancing.

Social dancing continues in Lorrha GAA clubhouse on Friday night’s and this week dancing is to the music of Midnight Melodies.

 Smile Awhile.

TEACHER: Winnie, name one important thing we have today that
we didn’t have ten years ago.


TEACHER: Glen, why do you always get so dirty?

GLEN: Well, I’m a lot closer to the ground than you are Sir.