Lorrha Notes


Lorrha Notes

Ronan, Emma, Lochlann, Luke, Conor and Ceri want to remind all readers to put their clocks back one hour on Saturday night 26th/Sunday morning 27th as winter time begins!!!

Mass Times For Winter Months.

In Lorrha Church on Sundays at 10.00a.m. Rathcabbin on Sundays at 11.30a.m.      unchanged. The Vigil Mass in Redwood  will be at 7.30p.m.  –   commencing  Saturday, 2nd November.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement.

We are now back to our regular meetings on Wednesdays and if you would like to join us and take part in our activities, please come along any Wednesday to Lorrha Community Hall from 2.30. All new members welcome.

Please note the date and venue for our night at the greyhound races has changed from Thursday, 14th November to Saturday 16th November.  The venue is now Limerick.  Names are being taken at the moment for this outing and should anyone wish to join us on this trip, please contact Nancy on 087 761 3458 or Betty on 087 666 7374 or Tim on 087 755 8762 as soon as possible as final arrangements need to be made.

Lorrha Development / Tidy Towns.

Lorrha Development are holding a meeting on Wednesday night October 23rd at 8pm in the hall. Top of the agenda will be to plan the forthcoming Christmas Market and Auction. We extend thanks to all who contributed to the unwanted clothes collection and we continue with collections over the winter months. If you wish to have bags collected call or text  (086) 8493595/ (086) 8647166/ (087) 2601413 with your name and details.

We will accept any kind of bag or in bags provided by the committee. We appreciate your support and the money raised goes back into the ongoing work around Lorrha village.


We extend commiserations to Lorrha Junior camogie girls and management on their loss in the County Final on Sunday last. Lorrha served up a gallant display but were unfortunate to see the game slip away from their grasp in the second half. Hard luck girls.

Fundraising Event Reminder.

Colm Hogan is doing a fundraising event for Midlands Simon Community, running the forthcoming Dublin City Marathon on the October Bank Holiday Monday. He would very much appreciate your support in helping him to raise funds for his chosen charity and he has created a fundraising page on www.mycharity.ie. On it you can read a few words about the event that he is doing and about Midlands Simon that I have chosen to support. www.mycharity.ie/event/colm_hogans_event.You can sponsor his via credit or debit card. Rest assured that your transaction on the mycharity.ie website is very secure. You will automatically receive an e-mail from him thanking you for your support, and acknowledging the amount of your donation or you can post your donation directly to him at Colm Hogan, Development Officer, Midlands Simon Community, P.O. Box 27, Athlone, Co.Westmeath. Any donation you can make, no matter how small, will be hugely appreciated!

Date For Your Diary.

Lorrha National School Parents Association are holding a fundraising dance in the GAA clubhouse in Moatfield on Saturday 2nd November at 10p.m. Music will be provided by “Outa Diesel”. Door prizes of TV’s and a hamper. 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.

North Tipperary Leader Partnership

Career Advice for Jobseekers – Lorrha Community Hall. Drop in Service available on Tuesday November 5th  from 10 am to 1pm and again on Tuesday December 3rd  from 10 am to 1pm. Covering CV preparation, job seeking skills, education/training options, interview skills, self-employment options. For further information you can contact Caroline at 087-7378724, cshanahan@ntlp.ie


Spanish and Computer classes starting next week  at Portumna College of Further Education. For more information call:     09097 41946   or

087 625 86 96

Smile Awhile & Laugh A Little Every Day

A man said to his wife one day,  ‘I don’t know how you can be so stupid and so beautiful all at the same time.  ‘The wife responded, ‘Allow me to explain. God made me beautiful so you would be attracted to me; God made me stupid so I would be attracted to you !