Lorrha Notes

Lorrha Notes

Lorrha Variety Group present “Canaries”, a good, light comedy written by Bernard Farrell, in Lorrha Community Hall from Friday 29th, Saturday 30th November and Sunday 1st December  at 8.30pm and tickets are priced at €10.  

Lorrha Notes.

Sean O’Meara and Mick O’Meara were presented with CAVA Lifetime Achievement Awards with Ken Hogan doing the honours.


Parish Calendar 2014.

The Lorrha Parish calendar is now on sale throughout the parish in time to post to loved ones for Christmas. Priced at just €10, the calendar makes a lovely gift for those living away from home and is packed from cover to cover with photographs from the past and the present. Lorrha Development wish to thank all sponsors of the calendar and all who have loaned photographs, some which had to be left for another year. Without your continued support, there simply wouldn’t be a calendar. All money raised goes back in Lorrha village continued development.

Christmas Market & Auction.

The Lorrha Christmas market and Auction will take place on Sunday December 8th from 1.00p.m. Anyone with items of fuel, fodder, etc. to donate  please contact Louis ( 086) 8493595 or any member. Anyone interested in taking a table please contact Mary (090) 9747196 or you can contact us via Facebook or at info@ Anyone with bric a brac items that they would like to donate for the market, please call (086) 8647166. We continue with unwanted clothes collections over the winter months. There will be a collection point available at the Christmas Market if you wish to bring unwanted items along or we will collect. Just 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.

Late Fr. John Sherlock OMI 1919 – 2013.

Fr. John Sherlock who died aged 94 on September 30th in Quezon City, Manila, Philippines was a native of the parish. Baptised in Lorrha and confirmed there, he was son of James and Anna (nee Cashen) and he attended Rathcabbin N.S. from 1925 to 1933. Before joining the Oblates at 21 years of age, he worked in farming and business. He attended St. Kevin’s late Vocations College, Glencree and the Oblate Belcamp College, Raheny, Co. Dublin. He made his first profession as an Oblate novice in Cahermoyle, Co. Limerick in September 1944 and was ordained priest in 1949 in Piltown, Co. Kilkenny and was sent to the Philippines as a Missionary in 1951 where he was to spend the rest of his life serving in many places. It was in his work as a Retreat Master that he loved best and considered most most fruitful and apostolic. He was buried on October 4th at the Oblate Cemetery at the Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao. May he rest in peace.

Pastoral Plan.

The launch of the Pastoral Plan for the Diocese of Killaloe 2013 – 2020 will take place on Thursday night Dec 5th at 7.30pm in St. John’s Church, Nenagh.

Lectio Divina.

Study of the Sunday Gospel will take place on Tuesday mornings at 9.30am in the Parochial House, Lorrha for the four Tuesdays of Advent and will replace morning Mass for that time. All are invited.

Safe Guarding Audit.

The National Audit of Child Safeguarding Practice in the Diocese of Killaloe will take place from the 27th to the 29th November. The Auditor and the Bishop are inviting any person who may have been affected by abuse within the Church in this Diocese to make contact with the Director of Safeguarding, Cleo Yates on (065) 6828638.

Christmas Concert.

The Annual Ormond Octaves Christmas Concert will take place on Friday 6th December at 8pm in St. Mary’s of the Rosary, Nenagh. Admission €10. Proceeds in aid of Neonatal Unit, Limerick maternity Hospital.

News From Lorrha School.

Students have settled back after the Halloween break and are enjoying knitting classes which commenced in recent weeks in the school. We extend thanks to all volunteers who have committed time to come along to help and guide the pupils. This is very much appreciated. Swimming lessons are drawing to a close shortly but they were very enjoyable while they lasted and already we are looking forward to next year. Commiserations to the under 13 football team who were unlucky to be beaten by a very strong Rossmore in the final recently. Our thanks to all the parents and supporters who travelled on the day and to trainer Jimmy for the many long hours he gives to our pupils throughout the year.

A Lorrha Miscellany

A Lorrha Miscellany by Seamus J. King, which was launched in Lorrha in October 2012

is still available and could make a nice Christmas present for Lorrha people at home or abroad. The book is available for €10 plus postage and can be got by ringing 087-2994128.


Lorrha Variety Group will be presenting its latest production, “Canaries”, a good, light comedy written by Bernard Farrell, in Lorrha Community Hall from Friday 29th, Saturday 30th November and Sunday 1st December  at 8.30pm and tickets are priced at €10.  Directed by Diane Dagg, it has a cast of twelve people and is a comedy about Tommy, Marie and Marie’s father, who go on holiday to the Canary Islands and meet up with Jane, Richard and their gang. As the action unfolds, it emerges that many of the characters are not all they seem to be, with hilarious consequences. Tommy and Marie end up having a holiday that they will never forget – but not necessarily for the right reasons.

Social Dancing For Philippines Fund.

Proceeds from the Social Dancing continues in the GAA clubhouse on Friday 6th Dec. will be donated to relief work in the Philippines. This is an opportunity to support a very worthy cause and have an enjoyable to the music of Pat and Richie.

Apostolic Society.

Lorrha Apostolic Society continue with their winter work and that are also selling tickets around the parish for their Christmas draw. Tickets cost €2 each and the draw  will take place in Lorrha Hall on Thursday 19th December at 8pm. All are welcome to attend.

Camogie Notes.
Just a quick note to say Lorrha Camogie Club will have a stall set up at the Lorrha Christmas Market In Lorrha Hall on Dec 8th. We will be doing a fundraiser ‘Pop the Balloon’ and a Bake Sale! We would much appreciate if any Camogie parents/players could kindly donate any large or small unwanted/unused item/items for prizes And if any keen bakers would like to make some cakes, buns, bread, tarts, muffins for the Bake Sale, you can give your item a creative name tag and Blue and white theme for Lorrha if wanted, it’s all for fun!! We will have a collection time in Moatfield on Saturday the 7th to collect the items. More details to follow.

Lorrha GAA Auction:
Lorrha’s annual Action will be on December the 15th in Moatfield A great day is in store as always and Lorrha Camogie Club will have a stall set up also. More details to follow.

Free Gear:
A Big Thanks to all the Parents and kids and any one in the parish who collected the Lucozade Bottle Tops over the last few months.
A worthwhile effort for sure as now the Lorrha camogie juvenile girls will be receiving 15 Azzurri reversible training bibs and 10 Lucozade water bottles and carrier.

Lorrha Camogie Facebook Page:
Keep up to date on any recent activity in the Club and in the Parish. We are always looking for old Camogie pictures so if you have any please let us know.

Smile Awhile & Laugh A Little Every Day.

Two elderly ladies had been friends for many decades. Over the years, they had shared all kinds of activities and adventures.

Lately, their activities had been limited to meeting a few times a week to play cards.

One day, they were playing cards when one looked at the other and said, “Now don’t get mad at me… I know we’ve been friends for

a long time but I just can’t think of your name. I’ve thought and thought, but I can’t remember it. Please tell me what your name is.”

Her friend glared at her. For at least three minutes she just stared and glared at her. Finally she said,

“How soon do you need to Know?”