Lorrha Notes


Lorrha Prepares For The Gathering.

Lorrha Prepares For The Gathering.


Annual Display.

Lorrha Apostolic Work Society are holding their Annual display of their winter work, on Sunday 24th March in Lorrha Community Hall from 2.00 to 6.00p.m. A raffle will be held for some lovely spot prizes and your support would be welcome. The items along with money raised will be dispatched to central council in Ennis where they will be sorted and dispatched to the Missions. The Lorrha branch invite everyone to view their display and to join them for a cup of tea also.

Choir Practice.

Choir practice for Holy Week and Easter will take place in RathcabbinChurch on Wednesday 20th March at 8.00p.m.  Chrism Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Kieran in St. Mary’s of the Rosary Church, Nenagh on Wednesday 27th March at 7.00p.m. At this Mass all priests of the Diocese will renew their vows. The sacred oils for the sacraments will be blessed. 2004 was the last time this Mass was held in Nenagh. All are welcome.

News from LorrhaSchool.

Energy Day will be celebrated on March 20th in LorrhaSchool. This is part of our Green School initative and as well as workshops, Vincent Carraher from Tipperary Energy will bring along an electric car for the pupils to inspect. The school is working hard on the third green flag which we will be eligible for in 2014.

Pupils from LorrhaNationalSchool participated in Mass in St. Ruadhan’s Church on March 17th before joining in the Parade later in the day. Many thanks is extended to all the pupils for their enhancement of the ceremony and their participation in the parade and thanks also is extended to the parents for their support at both.

Seachtain na Gaeilge.  Pupils participated in “Trath na gCeist” and in set dancing activities for Seachtain na Gaeilge. They all had a good time with the emphasis very much on the enjoyment of Gaeilge.

Irish Therapy Dog.   “Becky” the Irish Therapy Dog visited the school recently. Both Marion and Becky received a great welcome from the pupils and they related their own stories about their family pets. Our thanks to Marion for taking the time to bring “Becky” around to each room where the pupils were informed about the role that “Becky” plays in visiting nursing homes and the elderely.

Congratulations to Mary Houlihanwho represented the school in the Folens spelling bee competition which was held recently in Nenagh. Mary received a certificate and a t- shirt for her participation.

School Reunion
A Lorrha school reunion is being organised in June as part of the Gathering Festival,covering the 1950s and 1960s. If you were in Lorrha school for any part of that period please contact Mary 0879167594 Pauline 0872324800 Kevin 0909747054  or Nancy 0909747922. Looking forward to meeting you all.

Date For Your Diary.

The next meeting of the Lorrha and Dorrha Heritage Festival will take place on Monday night April 8th in Lorrha Community Hall at 8.30p.m. The committee would welcome your input so do come along. A calendar of proposed events can be viewed on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie.

The Gathering.

Do you know or are you related to the late Martin O’Meara V.C. whether living in Ireland or overseas? If so Lorrha Development members would like to talk to you. Call us on (086) 8647166 or email: info@

Social Dancing.

Social dancing continues in the GAA clubhouse every Friday night with this week’s music provided by Finbarr Dennehy.


Hard luck to Caoimhe Kennedy and the Tipperary Senior Camogie team who lost to Derry on Saturday last in Newbridge. We wish all the best of luck in their next outing on Sunday 31st with Offaly.

Art Exhibition.

Portumna library is hosting a children's art exhibition of creations by the students of Ute Duggan, "Bramble Art" from 20th March - 6th April. All welcome.

Well Done.

Congratulations is extended to Aidan and Pauline McIntyre, son Niall and Maria Brophy who were the winners of the County GAA quiz which was held last Friday night. This team will now go ahead to the final on March 28th which will be held in The Dome, Thurles, and we wish them the best of luck.

Active Retirement.

On Wednesday 27th February we had a very informative talk on the work undertaken by the Marie Keating Foundation. Our meetings continue on Wednesday’s at 2.30pm in Lorrha Community Hall. Please come and join us. New members are always welcome.

R.A.G.S. News.

Our AGM took place recently at which our plans for the coming year were unveiled. Congrats and best of luck for the year to Noel Kinsella the new incoming captain. This year we want to encourage new and lapsed members to join, whether you’re a regular golfer or just starting off all are welcome.    Membership for the year is 15 Euro for individuals or 25 Euro where multiple family members play.  We will play the following courses starting with Portumna next Saturday 23rd March 10.30am-11.45am, Loughrea April 27th 10am-11am, Abbyleix,  8th June 10am-11am, Rathdowney, 20th July 10am-11am, Dundrum 31st Aug 10.30am-11.30am. For further details contact James 086 8109099.

Smile Awhile and laugh a Little Every Day.

A neighbour hosted a dinner party for family far and wide and everyone was encouraged to bring all their children as well.
All during the sit-down dinner one four-year-old girl stared at the uncle sitting across from her. The girl could hardly eat her food for staring. The uncle checked his tie, felt his face for food, patted his hair in place but nothing stopped her from staring at him.
He tried his best to just ignore her but finally it was too much for him. He finally asked her “Why are you staring at me?”
Everyone at the table had noticed her behaviour and the table went quiet for her response.

I was just watching to see how do you drink like a fish!