Lorrha Notes

 IMG_8940 (2)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@

Mother Knows Best Cast Photo Lorrha Variety Group Cast of Mother Knows Best which will be staged in Lorrha Hall from Friday night 5th to Sunday night 7th. Doors open at 8.00pm curtains up at 8.30pm


Late Kathleen Slevin.

The death occurred of Kathleen Slevin, Portland, Lorrha on Wednesday November 26th. Kitty as she was known to all, was nee Kennedy from Redwood and she had reached the fine age of 92 years. Out and about until recent month’s, she was honoured last July along with other members of her class, during the 75th Anniversary celebrations of Redwood school. A lady of many fine qualities, she reared a family of three girls along with her husband Jimmy who predeceased her in 1993. Kitty was a homemaker first and foremost who loved to keep her home spick and span, painting and decorating it with love and attention. She loved her garden too and in her spare time, to read. A quiet and always smiling friendly lady, she will be sadly missed by all who knew and came in contact with her but most of all by her family.  Sympathy is extended to her last remaining sister Josie (Roscommon), daughters Ann Nevin (Lorrha), Phyllis Levelle (France), Kathleen O’Halloran (Galway), sons –in-law John, Jacques, Ulick, grandchildren, great- grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends on their sad loss. Her remains were removed from her daughter Ann’s house on Saturday morning for funeral Mass in St. Ruadhan’s Church, Lorrha and afterwards burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Final Reminder. Fundraising Christmas Market and Auction on Sunday December 7th in Lorrha Hall from 1.00p.m. Auction of timber, turf, fodder at 2.00p.m. sharp. Santa will be paying his usual visit and will arrive at 3pm. There will be fun for all the family with plenty of gift’s to choose from for Christmas. This is a very important fundraiser for Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns and is their main fundraiser every year. Your support is much appreciated.

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@

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. Doors open at 8.00, curtains up at 8.30pm.

Collection Point. Anyone wishing to donate their unwanted clothes, bags, shoes, belts can bring them along to the collection point which will be available at the Christmas Market and Auction in Lorrha on December 7th.

Church News. Friday 5th December, is the First Friday of the month. Mass in Lorrha Church at 10.00a.m. – Confessions beforehand. Liturgy of the Word and distribution of Communion in Rathcabbin Church at 7.30p.m. The prayers will have an Advent Theme. 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.

Text Alert Meeting. A very important meeting will be held in Rathcabbin Hall on Wednesday night 3rd Dec. at 8.00p.m. with the purpose of setting up a text alert system in the parish. It was never as important as it is right now to be security conscious and alert to what’s happening around us so this meeting is in the interest of all parishioners.

Ladies Night Out. The annual Christmas ladies night out in “The Shed” in Lorrha will take place this year on Saturday night the 13th December at 8.00pm. This is a fun night out for all ladies who wish to have a good enjoyable time before the serious business of Christmas sets in. So pamper yourself with a lovely meal and then dance the night away with D.J. Ray. Booking is advisable so if you are interested contact Lil on (087) 6057363.

Fun Friday. “Fun Fridays” continues this Fri, 05th Dec from 11 – 12 with “Aistear” – learning through play. €3.00 per family. Everybody welcome!!! Phone Redwood NS on 090 9747186, email: redwoodns@live.ie, website: www.redwoodns.ie

Winter De-Clutter. Lorrha Development/ Tidy Towns continue with unused clothes collection throughout theAutumn 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.

Active Retirement.

We are now planning our Christmas lunch and hope all our members will attend. If you would like to attend, please get in touch with us. Call Barry (086) 8143002 or Betty to book your place.

Rathcabbin School Concert. The school’s Christmas concert will be held in the village hall on Wednesday Dec 10th at 7.30pm. This is always a great highlight to our school year and we wish all the pupils well as they take to the stage and do us proud.  There will be a raffle on the night with tickets on sale in Kellys beforehand. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.

Smile Awhile & Laugh a Little Every Day. An Irishman wanting to become a Priest went to see the Bishop who said “You must answer 3 questions on the Bible”. 1st – Who was born in a stable?” “Red Rum” he replied 2nd – What do you think of Damascus ?” “It kills 99% of all germs” he replied. 3rd – What happened when the disciples went to Mount Olive ?” “That’s easy” he said “Popeye kicked the s… out of them!!”