Lorrha Notes

Lorrha Notes

We wish all our readers a frightfully good Halloween……

Family Fun Day.

A Family Fun Day will take place in Birr Library on Saturday the 2nd November and it will be  a family day in the library.  We will be handing out the certificates for the Seussalong Family Read to the families who completed the logbook challenge.  There will be a storytime, make and do, free internet for all and loads more fun games.  We are encouraging people to come along in their costumes and with the families and explore what the local library has to offer- no booking required, just arrive on the day.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement.

On Wednesday 16th October we were pleased to welcome a group from Adare, Limerick. They enjoyed a historic walking tour of the village with refreshments afterwards. On Wednesday 23rd October we had a very bracing 3k walk through Portumna forest park. This was followed by a delicious meal at the golf club. Cathal did not fail to impress with great presentation and gorgeous food. Thanks to Cathal and staff for looking after us so well. On Saturday 16th November we are planning a trip to the greyhound stadium in Limerick and names are requested as we are booking in advance. We look forward to seeing all our members.

Change of Date.

Please take note that the annual Christmas Market and Auction in Lorrha will now take place on Sunday December 8th. Anyone who would like to donate fuel, fodder etc. for the auction please contact Louis ( 086) 8493595 or any member. Anyone interested in taking a stall, please contact Mary (090) 9747196 or you can contact us via Facebook or at info@ .  We continue with unwanted clothes 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.

Many thanks to all who have loaned photographs and taken out adverts for the 2014 parish calendar. Your support is much appreciated. You are all invited to the launch later in November in McCormack’s pub in Abbeyville. Date to be confirmed.


Sympathy is extended to Tony and Fiona Bennett, Lorrha on the recent death of Tonys father Richard.  May he rest in peace.

Mass of Remembrance.

On Wednesday 6th Nov. at 7.30, there will be a Mass of Remembrance for all who have died in our community. The names of those who have died in the past year will be read aloud and a family member or friend will be invited to bring a lighted candle to the sanctuary. You can remember to pray for members of your family by lighting a candle and offering a prayer for your loved ones who have gone to God.

Lorrha Camogie Notes.

Thanks to all who came and travelled up to support us on our county final day, It was great to see so many Lorrha people there in support of the Lorrha Girls. Thanks to Lil & Denis Maher on providing lovely meals, David Broderick, Al Hayes, Aidan Duggan, J&M Auto Parts and all our sponsors. Colm and Jimmy all of the Committee and anyone that was involved over the last year. To all who generously supported our Poker Classic, Bag Pack & Raffle. To Lorrha GAA club for their continued support both financially and for use of facilities and pitches. To Ber, Sean, Davy & Martina for opening dressing rooms, organising pitches and having grub on the table and the kettle on the boil. To Noreen for having the jerseys squeaky clean at all times.  A Big Thank You to our Chairperson Pauline Hoctor, The club would be lost and nowhere without her, she does a Trojan amount of work that nobody sees and is always there for support and to give a hand in any way and the Club really appreciates all you do for us. Last but not least thank you to all our Junior A panel for the hard work, sacrifices and fantastic camogie ye played all year! Well done and ye can hold the heads up high.

Well done to the U12 girls on their great win against Roscrea. The girls are now through to a semi final which is on this Saturday 2nd Nov at 11.30am in The Ragg Camogie Grounds against Brian Boro. Come and support the girls! Scoreline: Lorrha 4-01 Roscrea 2-01 With Clodagh Mcintyre with scoring 3-01 and Michaela Young with one goal with some great saves from Emer Hogan, Great defending from Courtney Houlihan and Saoirse Guinan and her teammates. Well done girls!! Underage training on Tuesday at 6.30 All players welcome!

Lorrha GAA Camp:
There will be a Lorrha GAA Camp running for 3 days in Moatfield GAA Complex  from this Tuesday the 29th to Thursday the 31st of October from 10am- 1pm Daily. Cost €20 per child. Age’s 5-12 year old. Everyone Welcome! Contact James Dunne: 087 6255148 Katie Kennedy 085 1798015

Training Gear for Lorrha Camogie!
Thanks to all who collected the Lucozade Bottle tops they have being sent off and awaiting our gear!

Lorrha Camogie Club Facebook Page:
Keep up to Date on all Juvenile and Adult Fixtures, Results, Photo’s old and new and whats happening in Lorrha Camogie Club.

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

Fun Fridays return at Redwood NS!

Calling all babies, toddlers, Mums, Dads, Grannies etc for some extra special FUN!! Storyteller, Kindermusik, Arts & Crafts& much more fun and play every Friday from 11:00 to  12:00 commencing Friday, 15th November for 5 weeks.Everybody welcome!! €3.00 per family  Phone Michelle on 090 9747186 or  086 8834083  Email: redwoodns@live.ie Websitewww.redwoodns.ie

Long Tail Competition.

Pheasant competition for longest tail will take place on Saturday 2nd November. The winner will be presented with the P.J. Gorman, Eddie Clancy perpetual shied on Saturday night in Kelly’s Rathcabbin. All are invited.

Smile Awhile & laugh a Little Every Day.

A woman walked up to a little old man rocking in a chair on his porch. “I  couldn’t help noticing how happy you look,” she said. “What’s your secret
for a long happy life?”
“I smoke three packs of cigarettes a day,” he said. “I also drink a case of whiskey a week, eat fatty foods, and never exercise.”
“That’s amazing,” said the woman, “how old are you?”
“Twenty-six,” he said.