Lorrha Notes

Lorrha Dev.

Lorrha Development Vice Chairpersons Liz Hussey and Mary Walsh along with David Power Tus worker at the awards ceremony organised by North Tipperary LEADER partnership. Both committee’s were presented with awards for their volunteer work in the community. Well done to both Lorrha and Rathcabbin.

Rathcabbin Dev .

Rathcabbin Development members Darina Kelly, Denise Clancy, Ger Fox at the awards ceremony organised by North Tipperary LEADER partnership which was held in Templemore recently.

Parish Calendar 2014.

A reminder that the Lorrha Parish calendar is on sale in shops throughout the parish and also in Portumna. Priced at just €10, the calendar makes a lovely gift for those whether living away or at home. Anyone wishing to purchase a copy by post contact info@ or by phone to (086) 8647166. Money raised goes back into work around Lorrha Village.


Lorrha Development / Tidy Towns committee wish to express thanks to all who supported their annual fundraising Christmas market and Auction on Sunday last. To those who cut and split timber, donated items, and to those who purchased on the day. Our many helpers both inside and outside and to those who hired tables for the market and to all who sold and bought tickets. Many thanks is extended to one and all as without your valuable continued support, this fundraiser could not be held. Results of draw: 1st. prize Hamper, Carmel Hogan (Ballymacegan), 2nd: Make Up Hamper, Francis Corcoran, Ballymacegan,3rd: Large Teddy Bear, Bernie Bourke, Ferry, 4th: Biscuits, Tom Corrigan, Loughrea, 5th Bt. Wine, Sammy Killeen, Abbeyville. Guess the weight of the cake winner was Marion Quirke. Well done to all our winners. Unused clothes collection continues throughout the winter months. For collection 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.  

Game Night Reminder.

Lorrha & Rathcabbin Gun Club are holding a ‘Game Night’ in Mahers, Lorrha on Saturday 14th December 9p.m. All farmers and Landowners are welcome to the night in gratitude of good will on hunting their lands.

Community Fundraiser.

The Annual Rathcabbin community fundraiser for Vincent de Paul will be held in The Last Chance Bar, Rathcabbin on Sat 14th December with music by Sean Hogan and friends. There will be a charity auction of goodies donated by the local community and lots of spot prizes to be won.

Christmas Play.

Busy Bodies Montessori School annual Christmas play will take place on Sunday 15th December in Carrig Hall at 3pm. No charge at door but all donations given on the day of the play will be given to Offaly Downs Syndrome Association. Everyone welcome to come along and support these little people when they make their debut on stage.

Christmas Concert.

Rathcabbin N.S. Nativity play will take place on Tuesday night 17th December at 7.00pm in Rathcabbin Church. Please note the time is 7.00pm.  All are welcome.

Comedy in Portumna.

Portumna Players present a night of light comedy with “Mirror, Mirror” and “Dating

Hamlet” by Bruce Kane and directed by Marian Frawley on Sunday, 15th December at

9pm in The Arch House, St. Brendan St., Portumna. Admission just €5 (children must be

accompanied by an adult). Join us for some preChristmas cheer.


Sympathy is extended to Michelle Keenaghan and family, Lorrha on the death of her mother Kathleen, Kincora, Ferbane, on Saturday November 30th. After funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Church Ferbane on Monday Dec 2nd burial took place in Kilrehan Cemetery. May she rest in peace. Sympathy is also extended to Mike Mahon and family, Lorrha on the death of Sean Quinn, Nenagh (brother of the late Aileen) which occurred on Friday Dec 6th.  After funeral Mass in St. Mary of the Rosary Church Nenagh on Monday last burial took place in Lisaboney New Cemetery, Nenagh. 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!

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. 

Social Dancing.

Social dancing continues on Friday night 13th in the GAA clubhouse to the music of Dermot and Irene Ring. Dancing from 9.30 to 12.30. All welcome.

Lorrha Camogie Notes.

Lorrha GAA Auction:
Lorrha’s annual Action will be on this Sunday December the 15th in the GAA Complex, Moatfield A great day is in store as always and Lorrha Camogie Club will be providing tea/coffee and homemade soup along with freshly made homemade bread on the day. Also the Camogie Club will be selling lots of big tailor loads and car tailor loads of timber on the day so your support is very much appreciated on the day. All these vital funds go back into the juvenile and adult Camogie Club and keeps the Club running so thanks for your support. Also there will be a clothes collection point for all your unwanted clothes.

Lorrha Christmas Market:
Thanks so much to all who contributed on Sunday at the Lorrha Christmas Market. Our Bake Sale went down a treat with all of the home made bread, Christmas Cake, and lots more. Our ‘Guess the Balloon’ was very entertaining and Thanks to all who contributed. Big Thanks to Al Hayes Motors Ltd Portumna, who let us have their brand new Volkswagen Polo for the day. It looked great with all the Balloon’s in it! Thanks to Al Hayes Motors for their continued support of the Camogie team. Thanks finally to all parents/players who baked and helped out for the cake sale, without your support it wouldn’t be possible and these funds keep the Camogie Club alive. Winner’s from the Guess the Balloon’s was Christmas hamper: Trevor Hogan- Annie Larkin- voucher: Kyla Boons -Wine: Mary Walsh- Tin of biscuits: Mark Houlihan
And lastly there was…………………. 158 Balloons in the car!!

There has being some great work being done over the last two weeks with timber cutting for the GAA Auction were we will have timber for sale. A big thanks to all who kindly donated tree’s to the Camogie Club so far. We are still looking for any more trees that anyone would like to donate for cutting, you can contact the any one in the camogie club or on the committee if you wish to do so.

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! We will be collecting on this Sunday at the GAA Auction and also having a collection day 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.

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.

A Jewish Rabbi and a Catholic Priest met at the town’s annual 4th of July picnic. Old friends, they began their usual banter.
“This baked ham is really delicious,” the priest teased the rabbi. “You really ought to try it. I know it’s against your religion, but I can’t understand why such a wonderful food should be forbidden! You don’t know what you’re missing. You just haven’t lived until you’ve tried Mrs. Hall’s prized Virginia Baked Ham. Tell me, Rabbi, when are you going to break down and try it?”
The rabbi looked at the priest with a big grin, and said, “At your wedding.”