Lorrha Notes

Lorrha Notes

Merry Christmas to all our readers, good health and happiness in 2014.



It’s never too late to order you’re copy of the parish calendar. You can order by post on info@, on facebook or by calling (086) 8647166.

Church Service 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. Service in St. Ruadhan’s Church of Ireland, Lorrha is at 10.00am on Christmas morning.

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.

Christmas Greetings.

Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns wish to thank everyone who has supported them throughout the year in so many ways. They extend a happy and peaceful Christmas to all with many blessings throughout 2014.

News From Lorrha School.

Congratulations is extended to Jack Moran a winner in the Borrisokane Credit Union recent art competition. Well done Jack. Pupils are enjoying knitting classes which started some time back. Our thanks to all the volunteers for their guidance. Knitting will continue into the new year. Also, well done to all the parents and pupils who participated in the Christmas shoe box appeal for all the children that are well less off.  The principal, staff and pupils wish to extend a healthy and happy Christmas to everyone and a safe new year. Thanks to all for your continued support throughout the year.

Date For Your Diary.

Rathcabbin Players are in full swing with rehearsals for their forthcoming play ‘Poor Beast in the Rain’ which will be staged towards the end of January 2014. Another fine production from Rathcabbin Players which you will not want to miss. Watch this space for further details.

Last Chance Poker Party.

The Last Chance are having a number of party nights over the festive season. They kick off with Brian Hourigan and Cabbin Fever on Sunday night 22nd. before the big Christmas Poker game on Monday night 23rd at 9p.m. sharp. €30 entry, don’t miss it. St. Stephens night party to the music of The Islanders. Sunday 29th brings the final of the Christmas pool tournament. New Years Eve big gala 70’s disco party with fancy dress. Tony Hogan of Bog the Donkey as guest D.J.  Darina, Pat and family wish to thank all their customers and friends for shopping locally and they extend good wishes for a happy Christmas and good luck to all in 2014.

Christmas Card Game.

The Annual Christmas night (Dec. 25th)  card game will be held in Rathcabbin Hall at 9.00p.m. Looking forward to seeing all the usual players and new players will also be very welcome.

Social Dancing.

Social dancing continues on Friday night in the GAA clubhouse to the music of Footloose.  Dancing from 9.30 to 12.30. Checkers on December 27th while Sam O’Doherty will provide the music for the first dance of 2014. All welcome.

Camogie Notes.

The GAA and Camogie Club will be holding the second annual Lorrha Christmas Hurling 7’s in Moatfield on St Stephen’s Day starting at 10am.
12 hurling clubs will battle it out to try and prize the trophy away from defending champions Portumna. So far Lorrha (x2), Portumna (x2), Killimor, Birr, Drumcullen, Carrig & Riverstown, Borrisokane, Kildangan and Brothers Pearse (London) are confirmed entrants. Lorrha Camogie 7’s with Lorrha, Portumna, Kiltormer and more to confirm. Later that evening, the club will hold a Christmas Party in the GAA Centre with music by ‘Cooney and the Boys’ followed by DJ Sean O’Meara from 9pm. Tickets €10. A day and night not to be missed.

A Big Thank you from all in Lorrha Camogie Club to James Heenan who recently gave us sponsorship towards the 2014 Camogie calender year. We really appreciate it James and Thanks for continually supporting the Club.

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.

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.

Happy Christmas!
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 Glimpse of Future Christmases at Rock-Away Rest

Twas the night before Christmas at Rock-Away Rest, and all of us seniors were looking our best. Our glasses, how sparkly, our wrinkles, how merry; Our punchbowl held prune juice plus three drops of sherry.

A bedsock was taped to each walker, in hope,  That Santa would bring us soft candy and soap
We surely were lucky to be there with friends, Secure in this residence and in our Depends.

Our grandkids had sent us some Christmasy crafts,  Like angels in snowsuits and penguins on rafts. The dental assistant had borrowed our teeth,  And from them she’d crafted a holiday wreath.
The bed pans, so shiny, all stood in a row, Reflecting our candle’s magnificent glow.
Our supper so festive — the joy wouldn’t stop — Was creamy warm oatmeal with sprinkles on top.

Our salad was Jell-O, so jiggly and great, Then puree of fruitcake was spooned on each plate.
The social director then had us play games,  Like “Where Are You Living?” and “What Are Your Names?”

Security lights on the new fallen snow,  Made outdoors seem noon to the old folks below.
Then out on the porch there arose quite a clatter  (But we are so deaf that it just didn’t matter).
A strange little fellow flew in through the door, Then tripped on the sill and fell flat on the floor. Twas just our director, all togged out in red.  He jiggled and chuckled and patted each head. We knew from the way that he strutted and jived,  Our social- security checks had arrived. We sang — how we sang — in our monotone croak,  Till the clock tinkled out its soft eight-p.m. stroke.

And soon we were snuggling deep in our beds. While nurses distributed nocturnal meds.
And so ends our Christmas at Rock-Away Rest.

Before long you’ll be with us, We wish you the best!