Lorrha Notes

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The 2015 Lorrha Parish Calendar is on sale throughout the parish. If you would like to have a copy posted to you, call (086) 8647166 or email info@

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Pupils from Lorrha School who donated presents in the Team Hope Shoe Box Appeal for children less fortunate than themselves.

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Redwood School Pupils who attended the Athletics in Thurles recently 

Table Quiz.

North Tipperary Ploughing Association will hold a fundraising table quiz on Friday night 21st November at 8.30p.m. in The Yanks, Borrisokane. €40 per table. Winners €100. Raffle, refreshments and rattle your brains!!!

Well Done Aoife.

Congratulations to Aoife Mounsey, Lorrha who was presented recently with a Pope John Paul 11award  in the diocese of Killaloe. The presentation was made by Bishop Kieran O’Reilly and Clare hurler Colin Ryan. A past pupil of Lorrha N.S. Aoife is presently a student in Portumna Community School and was one of 101 young people from across the diocese to receive the award which recognises the work of young people in various aspects of their communities. Well done Aoife.

A New Year Date.

Rathcabbin Players held their annual general meeting recently and the same committee as last year will continue the good work of the group. Chairman – Tadhg Nevin, Vice Chairman – Ray Clancy, Secretary – Fiona Kennedy, Treasurer – Willie Reddin, Assistant Treasurer – Eamon Smyth, PRO –Rose Mannion. The group have chosen a three act comedy “Wild Goose Chase” written by Derek Benfield and rehearsals will commence shortly. Back as producer for his second year with the group is Banagher man Brendan Dolan who will guide the thespians to their end of January performance. Watch this space for more details coming soon.

Fundraising Draw.

Lorrha Apostolic Work Society will be holding their annual fundraising draw in Lorrha Community Hall on Thursday night December 11th at 8p.m. In the meantime, ticket sellers are out and about and will be calling to you. Tickets are €2 per line. Please support.

Church News.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Thursday from 10am to 10pm in Rathcabbin Church. We invite all parishioners to come and stay a while in the presence of Jesus. Ormond Octaves Choir invite you to the launch of their Choral Favourites CD, at the Thatched Cottage, Ballycommon, on Saturday 22nd November @ 8.00pm. All welcome.   Proceeds in aid of Torth Tipp Hospice.

2015 Calendar.

The 2015 Lorrha Parish Calendar is on sale throughout the parish and in Portumna, in time to post to loved one’s for Christmas, especially those living away from home. It also serves as a lovely keepsake. The calendar is packed from front cover to back with photographs from the past and the present. Proceeds from the sale of the calendar is used towards the upkeep of Lorrha Village. If you would like to have a copy posted to you please call (086) 8647166 or email info@

Winter De-Clutter.

Lorrha Development/ Tidy Towns continue with unused clothes collection throughout the Autumn months. De-clutter your wardrobe, attack your attic, recycle all unwanted/unused items of clothing to make room for your Winter collection. We will accept any kind of bag or in bags provided by the committee. We can collect your unwanted items. Just call or text  (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (086) 8355405 with your name and details. We appreciate your support. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep two adults employed.

Mother Knows Best.

Lorrha Variety group will be performing “Mother Knows Best” written by Jimmy Keary and directed by Phil Quigley 5th, 6th and 7th December in Lorrha Hall.

Due to popular demand, Fun Fridays return at Redwood NS!

Calling all babies, toddlers, Mums, Dads, Grannies etc for some extra special FUN!! Storyteller, games & much more fun and play every Friday from 11:00 to 12:00 commencing Friday, 21st November for 4 weeks. Everybody welcome!! €3.00 per family. Phone Redwood NS on 090 9747186 . Email: redwoodns@live.ie Website: www.redwoodns.ie

Christmas Market & Auction.

Lorrha Development Association / Tidy Towns will be holding their Annual fundraising Christmas Market and Auction on Sunday December 7th in Lorrha Hall. Anyone wishing to book a table can contact Liz on (090) 9747893 or Mary on (090) 9747196. Anyone wishing to donate items of fuel, fodder, meal etc. simple anything that can be sold or auctioned, please contact Louis on (086) 8493595 or Rose on (086) 8647166. All donations gratefully received. Santa will be paying his usual visit. Tickets are on sale throughout the parish for a food hamper, biscuits and wine. Your support is much appreciated.  Watch this space for further details.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement.

We enjoyed a wonderful holiday on the Wild Atlantic Way in Westport visiting Kylemore Abbey with evening entertainment. We also had a day out at Adair where we were entertained by the local A.R.A. We had a delicious dinner and a tour of the village by bus. We continue to meet on Wednesday’s at 2.30pm in Lorrha Hall. Do join us if you can.


Portumna Arts Group and Shorelines Festival will hold their AGM on Thursday, 27th November at 8pm in the Irish Workhouse Centre – Portumna. All welcome! The agenda will include election of the 2015 committee, reports from 2014 as well as plans for Shorelines Arts Festival 2015. We would love to see more people getting involved — in whatever capacity, big or small!

New Year Course.

Landscaping & Horticulture course starting 5th January 2015 in St. Rynagh’s College of Further Education, Banagher. Now recruiting! FETAC Level 4 Major Award in Horticulture- 6 month full time course- SOLAS training allowance will apply. To register for the course, contact Monica Larkin on 087 6835561

Smile Awhile & Laugh a Little Every Day.

Save the earth….. It’s the only planet with chocolate!