Lorrha Notes



Don’t forget to get your copy of the Lorrha Parish Calendar before it sells out. You can order by post on info@, on facebook or by calling (086) 8647166. An ideal Christmas present.Sheila. Lorrha Notes.

Congratulations is extended to Sheila Dillon (Lorrha & Portumna), who was recognised recently by Fiánna Fáil for her dedication and unfailing support to the Political Party. Sheila was presented with her prize by the Leader of the party Micheál Martin at a function held in Loughrea. Well done Sheila.


Christmas Mass Arrangements

Christmas Eve Vigil Mass in Rathcabbin Church at 8.00p.m. Mass on Christmas Day in Redwood Church at 9.30am and in Lorrha Church at 11.30am.

Lorrha Parish Calendar 2014.

A reminder to purchase your copy of the Lorrha Parish calendar before it sells out. Priced at just €10, the calendar makes a lovely gift and they are also a keepsake packed with history making photographs. Anyone wishing to purchase a copy by post contact info@ or by phone to (086) 8647166.

Unwanted Clothes Collection.

Lorrha Development / Tidy Towns continue with unused clothes collection throughout the winter months. We can collect your unwanted items. Just call or text  (086) 8493595/ (086) 8647166/ (087) 2601413 with your name and details. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the continued work around Lorrha Village. Lorrha Development / Tidy Towns committee wish to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy and peaceful Christmas. Many thanks to all of you who have helped and supported us throughout the year.

Well Done.

Congratulations is extended to both Lorrha Development and Rathcabbin Development who picked up awards recently for their volunteerism in the community. The awards ceremony which was organized by North Tipperary LEADER partnership recognized groups which are making a difference in their community. Well done to both groups.


Sympathy is extended to the Milne family Ballymacegan on the death of Tom King late of  Roundstone, Co. Galway, London and Cloghan on Dec. 8th. After funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Church Cloghan on Tuesday Dec. 10th burial took place in Killourney Cemetery, Cloghan afterwards. May he rest in peace.

Christmas Pageant.

The children of Redwood N.S.  present their annual Christmas pageant on Wednesday, 18th Dec at 7 p.m in Redwood Church. They will perform the play “A Midwife Crisis” along  with traditional Irish music and dance. Refreshments and raffle  in the school afterwards. Everybody Welcome!

Switching On Christmas Lights in Lorrha.

Christmas tree lights and village lights will be swiched on Thursday evening at 7.45pm.  Santa is making a special visit in his sled to light up Lorrha. Come and enjoy Christmas carols and hot chololate around the Christmas tree.

Carol Service.

A Carol Service with the Omna Singers will be held in St Rudhans Church of Ireland on Thursday 19th Dec at 8.00pm in aid of Philippines disaster fund. Everyone welcome.

Friars Tavern Party Night.

Friars Tavern are holding their annual Christmas draw and party night on Saturday night  21st December. A good night is promised with’ ceol ol agus craic’. Denis and Lil and family wish all their customers and friends a Happy Christmas.

Active Retirement.

We enjoyed our recent visit to the Clare Inn Hotel where we had a lovely Christmas lunch. Our shopping trip to Galway was a great success. Our next social occasion is on Wednesday 18th Dec. in Lorrha Hall. We break up for Christmas with a Christmas lunch and entertainment afterwards. We would like to see all our members on that day.

Social Dancing.

Social dancing continues on Friday night 13th in the GAA clubhouse to the music of Tony Nugent.  Dancing from 9.30 to 12.30. All welcome.

Raffle Results.

North Tipperary Ploughing committee held their Annual Christmas Party in The Derg, Terryglass on Saturday night last where long serving member John Slattery was honoured for his 50 years representing the organisation all over Ireland and in the World Championships in 2000. Willie Mooney, Borrisokane was also honoured for his service. The winners of the raffle on the night were, Mary Murphy, Marie O’Meara, Eileen Duffy, Martina Duffy, Tanya Coughlan, Sinead Gilligan, Kevin Kennedy, Raymond Clancy, Eddie Flynn, Padraig Killeen, Dinny Duffy, John Brophy, Sackie O’Brien, Denis Cahalan, Diane Dagg, Rose Mannion, Joe Slattery. The next meeting will be held in The Yanks, Borrisokane on Wendesday night 8th January at 9.00p.m.

Lorrha Camogie Notes.

Timber Auction:
Thanks to all who supported the Camogie Club on Sunday at the annual auction. All the timber was sold and thanks to all who bough timber. It was a credit to all who helped out over the past few weeks sourcing, cutting, splitting and loading the timber. We have many people to thank and without your support and generosity towards the Camogie Club it wouldn’t have being a success. A big thank you to Theresa Dunne Walker and Barry and all the lovely staff in The Ferry Inn, Bar & Restaurant, Portumna who provided a full Christmas dinner for the Lorrha Camogie panel on Saturday evening. The girls really enjoyed the lovely meal and thanks Theresa for your support throughout 2013, the Club really appreciates your help and support.
Good luck too all girls doing Christmas exams at the moment.
Clothing Collection:
We are having a clothing recycling drive in aid of Lorrha Camogie Club. Please donate any unwanted clothes that are clean and dry and in big black bin bags. Clean dry Clothes-Belts-Shoes- Bags- Books, NO Bed clothes-curtains-pillows-duvets-cushions or household goods. So get collecting all your old unwanted clothes! The collection day will be at the end of March but we can collect bags at any time off people. More Info Contact: Elaine Hough 087-1357080 Or any Committee member to collect items.  Thanks for your support on this fundraising drive.

Christmas 7’s Tournament:
The Camogie Club will be playing in the Annual 7’s this year on St. Stephens day in Moatfield along with the Hurling club. A great day and night is in store with a Christmas Party on that night in the GAA Centre. Lorrha Camogie Club would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Thanks to everyone for their support in any way over the past year.

Smile Awhile and Laugh a Little Every Day.

A young couple invited their elderly pastor for Sunday dinner. While they were in the kitchen preparing the meal, the minister asked their son what they were having.
“Goat,” the little boy replied.
“Goat?” replied the startled man of the cloth, “Are you sure about that?”
“Yep,” said the youngster. “I heard Dad say to Mom, ‘Today is just as good as any to have the old goat for dinner.’ “