Lorrha Notes

Congratulations and well done to Lorrha Development / Tidy Towns committee and to all in the Community who helped Lorrha gain an extra 7 Marks in the Tidy Towns competition. Another great achievement for all who work to keep the village looking it’s best. The full adjudicators report can be read on line at www.tidytowns.ie or for a paper copy call Mary on (087) 2601413, Louis on (086) 8493595 or Rose on (086) 8647166.


Walking For Pleasure.

A 3.5/4 hour walk will be held in Portumna Woods and Castle on Sunday September 15th. Meet at The Ferry Inn at 11.00am or at the Castle at 11.30am.  All welcome. For further information contact Liam Mannion on (086) 8392056.

Members of all Choirs in Parishes of Killaloe Diocese:

We have great pleasure in inviting choir members from every choir in the Diocese to come and participate in the Final Eucharistic Celebration of the Killaloe Diocesan Faith Gathering, Ennis Cathedral, September 15th, 12 noon. We know that many of you will be with us on Friday evening Sept. 13th and also for the workshops and presentations on Saturday 14th. However we look forward to seeing you back with us again for this celebration on Sunday 15th and we sincerely hope that many of you will make an effort to come for this, the final event of our Diocesan Faith Gathering on this special weekend.  This ceremony will be led by Bishop Kieran and we look forward to a spirit-filled celebration of hope and courage as amalgamated choirs from one end of the diocese to the other lift their voices in song, praise and prayer”.

First Friday Mass.

Mass for First Friday will be celebrated this Friday September 13th in Lorrha at 9.30a.m.and in Rathcabbin at 8.00p.m. Confessions before both Masses.

Fitness Classes Reminder.

Fitness classes will resume on Monday 16th September and run as usual in six week blocks every Monday and Wednesday from 7.00 to 8.00p.m. in Lorrha GAA complex. The cost is €50 for 6 weeks (12 classes) or €6 pay as you go. To book your place or for more information please contact Elaine on (087) 1357080. Follow activities on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie under loose weight / tone up  on the menu.

Blood Donor Clinic:

A blood donor clinic will be held on Tuesday 17th September from 3.00pm – 5.00pm and again from  7.00 – 9.30pm at  Lorrha GAA Centre. Your help ensures blood supplies are always available.

Date For Your Diary.

A charity tractor/vintage run will be held on Sunday 29th September starting at 12.30 in Rathcabbin  to raise funds for Rathcabbin Development Association and Borrisokane Community College Autism Unit. A raffle for trailers of wood and turf will be drawn on the night -€5 tickets on sale soon. Your support will be gratefully appreciated.  

Preliminary Announcement.

Lorrha National School Parents Association are holding a fundraising dance in the GAA clubhouse in Moatfield on Saturday 2nd November. Great music, great door prizes, and only €10 admission. Tickets can be had by contacting (087) 9191689 / (087) 2984226. This is one night you won’t want to miss. More details later.

Unwanted Clothes Collection.

Are you cleaning out all your unwanted summer clothes, shoes, bags etc.? Lorrha Development / Tidy Towns are presently organizing an unwanted clothes collection and are asking you to donate any unwanted items. The collection point will be outside Lorrha Hall on Friday October 4th and again on Friday October 11th .  We will accept any kind of bag or in bags provided by the committee. Unwanted items can also be collected by calling (086) 8493595/ (086) 8647166/ (087) 2601413.

Social Dancing.

Social dancing continues in the GAA clubhouse on Friday night with music provided by Tony Nugent and Gerry Farrell.  Dancing from 9.30 to 12.30.

Bright Sparks Montessori School, Borrisokane:

Limited places available for ECCE grant. Closing date for applications is the 11th September. For enquiries contact Lavinia on 087 9032306.


Lorrha Camogie club thank all who contributed in any way to the Fundraiser Draw held in the Clubhouse Saturday evening. The Club really appreciates all players, family’s and all who sold cards and business’s who gave sponsorship money and gave prizes for the draw. This money is vital to continue the running of our successful Club. Prizes are: 1st- Weekend Break for two on the Shannon with Thanks to Silver Line Cruisers, Banagher. Won by Denis O’Meara 2nd Prize- Signed Tipperary Jersey won by Mick and Nancy Caroll 3rd Prize- Hamper won by Ella O’Meara with Thanks to David O’Meara Pharmacy Plus, Birr, John Horan Tyre’s, Portumna, Bombers Pub Cloughjordan, Louise Mannion, Lorrha 4th Prize-Signed Shane Lowery Golf Cap with Thanks to NEfitness Noel and Elaine- winner Michelle Ryan. 5th Prize- Voucher, Michelle’s Hair Salon Killimor. Winner- Ceara Bergin,Moatfield. 6th Prize- Lamp- Frawley’s Superstore, Birr-Winner-Nuala Maher 7th Prize- K&S Discount Store, Portumna-Winner-Michael O’Caroll, Annagh. 8th Prize-Melbourne Shamrocks Camogie t-shirt, From Michelle Hogan, Lorrha- Winner- Shane Anthony Kelly. 9th Prize- Produduts and candles, O’Meara’s Pharmacy, Borrisokane-Winner- Siobhan Molloy 10th Prize-Darina Kelly,Kellys Village Store-bottle of wine-Winner Anna Larkin, Lorrha 11th Prize-Wine-Thanks to Hoctor Family-Winner-Colm Hogan 12th Prize- Products, Thanks to Butler’s Pharmacy, Birr-Winner-Tara Talbot The Club would also Like to thank, Lil and Denis Maher, Lorrha-Collette Bouchier, Hair Salon, Lorrha- Pat Hough, Hough’s Lorrha-Brophy’s Pub, Rathcabbin. The Club also wants to pay a big thanks you to Aidan Duggan Car Sales, Portland, Portumna. J&M Auto Parts, Portumna, David Broderick Sports Therapy, Lorrha-Pat O’Meara, Lorrha, RTR Electronics,  and the Ferry Bar, Portumna who contributed sponsorship towards the purchase of Club Hoodies for all of juvenile panel. The girls are wearing them around with pride! We will be having a press night soon to thanks all of our sponsors.

Energy Scheme Meeting.

A Lorrha Rathcabban Energy Scheme?Organising Meeting to develop a community home insulation scheme in Lorrha /Rathcabban will take place in Rathcabbin Hall on Wednesday night 18th Sept at 8p.m.The proposed Energy Team will replicate the successful community energy scheme of Drombane/Upperchurch to save energy and put money back in your pocket.The meeting will pick up the progress at previous meetings in Lorrha Hall. Hosted by North Tipperary LEADER Partnership. Please bring along anyone interested in getting involved.For more info contact Gearóid Fitzgibbon on 085-7409023. Meeting at Rathcabban Hall, 8pm Wednesday 18th September. www.facebook.com/DUenergy   www.bit.ly/tippenrg    www.bit.ly/duetenergy


Community Education Service offer the following courses which are suited to people on a work experience placement/initiative in a community setting, and people who are active in their local communities and want to learn more about community development. A person may sign up for one, two or three courses. FETAC level 5 course on ‘Working with Groups’ will take place in Colaiste Mhuire Co-Educational School, Thurles on Monday 16th September from 7pm to 10pm.

‘Understanding Community Development’ course will take place the following night Tuesday 17th, same venue and time while on Wednesday night 18th the course will close with ‘Communications’. Courses under the Back to Education Initiative are free to many individuals. With less than Leaving Certificate or equivalent. This includes persons who are in employment, persons who are unwaged and persons who are in receipt of payments from the Department of Social Protection. In receipt of a Jobseekers payment or means tested benefit. Holders of a Medical Card. All others will be charged fees.

Places are limited. The above courses will take place subject to demand.

Application forms and further information available by e-mail l.duane@tippnorthvec.ie or phone 067-31845.


Smile Awhile and Laugh a Little Every Day.

A man and his wife were having an argument about who should brew the coffee each morning. The wife said, ‘You should do it because you get up first, and then we don’t have to wait as long to get our coffee.

The husband said, ‘You are in charge of cooking around here and you should do it, because that is your job, and I can just wait for my coffee.’ Wife replies, ‘No, you should do it, and besides, it is in the Bible that the man should do the coffee.’ Husband replies, ‘I can’t believe that, show me..’ So she fetched the Bible, and opened the New Testament and showed him at the top of several pages, that it indeed says ‘HEBREWS’