Lorrha Notes.

Heritage 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. You will be sure to find at least one event that will suit you. All events are posted on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie under Local Info.

New Arrivals.

Congratulations is extended to Siobhan and Eoghan Kennedy, Rathcabbin on the birth of their daughter Muireann on April 29th. A sister for Clodagh. Also to Jack and Michelle Maher, Rathcabbin on the birth of their first born a daughter Caoimhe. Well done to both couples.

Drawing to a Close.

The Annual Novena to Our Lady of Clonfert will draw to a close on Friday evening 31st  with Mass celebrated by Bishop J. Kirby at 8p.m.

Lorrha Development Association.

Plans for the unveiling of a memorial plaque to Martin O’Meara are well under way. The plaque will be unveiled on Sunday June 23rd followed by a short pageant in Friars Park and the evening will conclude with a party in the Park with music by Tradstone. All are welcome. Follow us on facebook or on www.lorrhadorrha.ie under Local info. With judging for the National Tidy Towns about to commence, we ask everyone in the village to make a special effort to keep Lorrha looking clean and tidy, and if your premises could do with a little painting to help enhance the appearance of the village, the committee would much appreciate your efforts. It’s in all our interest that the village is kept looking well and our thanks is extended to all who help to do just that.


Val O’Meara wishes to thank everyone for the very successful night at the recent Poker classic in The Friars Tavern, Lorrha which helped raise much needed funds for ‘Living Links’, who provide assertive outreach support to suicide bereaved. There were 62 players and raised €1850 for the charity. Thanks to everyone who supported this worthy cause. Thanks to Dennis and Lil for their hospitality, Eugene Ryan for a well run game, Michael Egan, co founder of Living Links, and Tom Purcell also from Living links who attended on the night.

Social Dancing.

Social dancing continues in the GAA clubhouse on Friday night to the music of P.J. Murrihy. Dancing from 9.30p.m. to 12.30a.m

Tracing Relations.

Jim Larkin is trying to trace his relatives in the parish and would welcome help in trying to piece together his family tree. He has supplied the following information which he hopes will be of help. Patrick Larkin (Great-Great Grandfather) to Ray, Jim, Carol, Joe Liz, Michael) Larkin. Bridget Gill (Great-Great Grand Mother).

Born in or around Lorrha Parish Tipperary County Circa 1825. Married on Nov 27 1845 at St Paul’s Arran Quay (Aside the Quay Wall) in Dublin. Best Man was John Gill (May be Buried in Lorrha Parish Cemetery, bridesmaid  Emily Gorman.

Patrick was a Carpenter Builder – 89 North Kings St. Dublin October 1848. He was born around 1816 – 1820 and had a brother John.

Jim can be contacted by phone at 6104492950, or 6106591647 or by post at 5036 Fairway Road, Drexell Hill, PA 19026.

Shorelines Arts Festival Portumna

Get in the Loop”– crochet clinic every Monday 10am to 12noon in Rainbow Wools, Portumna tel.: 09097 59501. Create nets for Shorelines Bridge Art Project “Shore to Shore”.

Smile Awhile & Laugh A Little Every Day.

After a real crusher of a landing in Johannesburg , the attendant came on with,
“Ladies and Gentlemen, please remain in your seats until Captain Crash and the Crew have brought the aircraft to a screeching halt against the gate. And, once the tire smoke has cleared and the warning bells are silenced, we will open the door and you can pick your way through the wreckage to the terminal..”