Lorrha Notes

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A Happy and Peaceful Christmas to all readers of Lorrhadorrha.ie and a very happy New Year.

Thank you for your kind comments, contributions and help during 2014 and we look forward to hearing from you all again in 2015 wherever you are in the world.


Don’t forget to get your copy of the 2015 Lorrha Parish Calendar which is on sale throughout the parish. 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@  Your support is much appreciated.


The pupils from Lorrha National School invite everyone to join them for their production of  “The Nativity” on Christmas Eve in Lorrha Church at 7.30pm. followed by Mass at 8.00p.m. We look forward to seeing you there. The pupils and staff wish all a happy and peaceful Christmas and a good New Year.

Church News.

Christmas Eve Vigil Mass will be held in Lorrha Church  at  8.00pm.  Christmas Day Masses    in Redwood Church at 9.30a.m. and Rathcabbin Church at 11.30a.m.

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.

Date For Your Diary.

For their 30th Anniversary production at the end of January 2015, Rathcabbin Players will stage a three act comedy “Wild Goose Chase” written by Derek Benfield and directed by Brendan Dolan. This is one play you will not want to miss if it’s a good laugh you’re after. Watch this space for further details.

Christmas Wishes.

Lorrha Development / Tidy Towns wish to extend Christmas wishes to everyone. Many thanks to all for your continued support in 2014.

News From Lorrha School.

History Walking Tour

The pupils and staff offer sincere thanks to Margaret Hogan, Birr, who brought us on a very interesting walking History tour of Birr in early December. Many thanks Margaret.

Birr Theatre.

Juniors to second class enjoyed a trip to Birr Theatre last week to see “The Three little Pigs” and “First Christmas”. Afterwards we went to the local playground before returning back to school after a wonderful and enjoyable day out. Thankfully the weather stayed dry.

Local Folklore.

Congratulations to Caoimhe Claffey, Tom Duggan and Caoimhe O’Meara who had their poem and stories selected and printed in the local Journal. Well done to all.

Speech and Drama.

In the after school activities, we held a Speech and Drama concert last week. “Sleeping Shepherd” went down very well and all participants had a great time. Well done to everyone here.

Key Board Concert.

In a second after school activity, we also held a Key Board Concert before the Christmas holidays which was a huge success by all who took part. Well done all. Have a safe and enjoyable Christmas and see you all in the New Year.

Rathcabbin National School

Once again the Christmas concert was a great success. Well done to the children and their teachers on producing two great nights of entertainment.  The children performed lots of festive singing, Irish dancing, drama, music and German rhymes to entertain the large crowds on both nights.  Congratulations to Susan Delahunt on winning the Christmas hamper. Many thanks to all our sponsors for raffle prizes donated and to our loyal supporters. Nollaig Shona daoibh go léir.