Lorrha Notes


Pick Up the Heritage Programmes in Shops, Post Offices and Tourist Information Offices.

Pick Up the Heritage Programmes in Shops, Post Offices and Tourist Information Offices.


Full Programme.

A group of people from all corners of the parish have come together in true community spirit to organise a very full programme of events which will take place over six days, June 19th to 24th   as part of the National “Gathering” initiative. An events leaflet is now printed and is in circulation. Please do pick up a copy and see the many events that have been organized right on your doorstep.

Annual Novena.

The Annual Novena to Our Lady of Clonfert continues with Mass celebrated every week evening at 8p.m. except Saturday, with a guest speaker each evening. This year weather permitting, a candle light Rosary procession will be held around the Church each Thursday evening at 9.45pm. For further information call Nuala on (090) 9675113 or (086) 3038267.

News From LorrhaSchool.

Many Congratulations to our First Communion class Amy, Alannah, Chloe, Sarah, Lisa, Lochlann, Riain, Aaron and Fergus who celebrated the lovely spiritual occasion in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church Rathcabbin on Sunday last. We wish our pupils Gods blessings for the future.


The organizers of the Team Cian cycle wish to extend thanks to everyone who helped in whatever way during the recent 120km Lough Derg Cycle. We were delighted that Cian himself was able to join us on the day and start the race on his own bicycle. Cian has been an inspiration and in particular on the day to all the cyclists who undertook the long and challenging route. With Cian leading the way, the cyclists set off on what everyone agreed was a well organized and fun event. The day would not have been possible without the support of many who volunteered their time and gusto to ensure that the day was a success and so we thank each and everyone of you for bringing something special to the day. Finally, our ultimate thanks goes to Cian Connolly who continues to inspire and unite a community.

Social Dancing.

Social dancing continues in the GAA clubhouse on Friday night May 17th to the music of Peter Burke. Dancing from 9.30p.m. to 12.30a.m

Tracing Relations Reminder.

Chris Wilkins is researching his family history and has made parish connections. He has found that Timothy Walkins family from Sharragh, Lorrha was born there 1835- to parents John Walkins and Mary Horan. His sister was Mary Walkins. Timothy emigrated to N.Z. where he became a gold miner in Victoria and Otago NZ where he settled. He married Ellen Browne from Emily in Co.Tipperary. He named his farm in NZ Sharrow after the place he was born. His sister Mary married James Heenan in Victoria Australia.
We would love to hear from anyone in Lorrha connected to this family. Chris would love to hear from anyone in the parish who may be connected to this family or anyone who can help him with his research. He may be contacted by post at 1 Wallace Street, Roslyn, Dunedin, New Zealand 9010 or by email at chrisclaire@hotmail.com.

Redwood School.

The Parents Association of RedwoodNS would like to thank everybody for their support and generosity in the recent annual fundraiser – Tea Party. A great night was had by all.

Good Luck.

The best of luck is extended to Portumna Community College Minor camogie team who have qualified for the Connacht Final after they beat Gort 4.7 to 2.3 in the semi-final. We wish the team all the best and in particular our own parish girl Nadine Bouchier.

Date For Your Diary

Four Turf Cutters have been sent forward for trial in Galway Circuit Court on the 28-May-2013 for the EU instituted (alleged) crime of Irish People cutting their own turf, for their own use, on their own bogs, in their own country … ! This is a historic event !, … the first such trial in Irish history. 
Even in the darkest depths of the British occupation, Irish People were not stopped cutting their own Turf, … not even by the infamous Oliver Cromwell!!!
Cyprus has seen EU backed Bank Theft !, … now Ireland is to witness attempted Private Property Theft by the EU, aided by the Collaborators in Leinster House !
Please keep this date clear on your calendars as we will be asking people to turn out in solidarity with the four men being persecuted on that date.
This is a very Important date for ALL Irish property owners !   As with Bank Deposits in Cyprus, … IF our property can be seized, .yours can too … !  NOBODY is safe from the EU !!!

Well Done.

Congratulations to the seventeen young people representing the three schools in the parish who received their Holy Communion on Sunday last in Rathcabbin.

Smile Awhile & Laugh A Little Every Day.

A farmer named Seamus had a car  accident.

In court, the lorry company’s  hot-shot solicitor was questioning Seamus.

‘Didn’t you say to the Police at the scene of the accident, ‘I’m fine?’ asked the solicitor.

Seamus responded: ‘Well, I’ll tell you what happened. I had just loaded my favorite cow, Bessie, into the…’

‘I didn’t ask for any details’, the solicitor interrupted. ‘Just Answer the question. Did you not say, at the scene of the accident, ‘I’m fine!’?’

Seamus said, ‘Well, I had just got Bessie into the trailer and I was
driving down the road….’

The solicitor interrupted again and said, ‘Your Honour, I am trying to
establish the fact that, at the scene of the accident, this man told the
police on the scene that he was fine. Now several weeks after the accident, he is trying to sue my client. I believe he is a fraud.  Please tell him to simply answer the question.’

By this time, the Judge was fairly interested in Seamus’ answer and said to the solicitor: ‘I’d like to hear what he has to say about his favourite cow, Bessie’.

Seamus thanked the Judge and proceeded. ‘Well as I was saying, I had just
loaded Bessie, my favourite cow, into the trailer and was driving her down
the road when this huge lorry and trailer came through a stop sign and hit
my trailer right in the side. I was thrown into one ditch and Bessie was
thrown into the other. I was hurt, very bad like, and didn’t want to move.

However, I could hear old Bessie moaning and groaning. I knew she was in terrible shape just by her groans. Shortly after the accident, a policeman on a motorbike turned up. He could hear Bessie moaning and groaning so he went over to her. After he looked at her, and saw her condition, he took out his gun and shot her between the eyes.
Then the policeman came across the road, gun still in hand, looked at me,
and said, ‘How are you feeling?’

Now what the HELL would you say?’