Lorrha Notes

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The cast of ‘Drinking Habits’ which will be performed by Lorrha Variety Group in Lorrha Hall from Friday night Nov. 27th to Sunday 29th incl. Doors open at 8pm with curtains up at 8.30p.m  A three act comedy written  by T. Smyth ‘Drinking Habits’ is a side splitting farce which is set in a convent and involves two Nuns who are secretly making wine to help make ends meet and the result is hilarious. From left: Barbara Tierney, Rose Harding, Carmel Slevin, Andrew Dagg, Geraldine Maher, Timmy Reddin, Mark Houlihan and Teresa Walker.

2016 Lorrha Calendar.

The 2016 Lorrha/Dorrha Parish Calendar is on sale throughout the parish in great time for posting to loved ones for Christmas wherever they may be in the world. If you would like to have a copy posted to you, call (086) 8647166 or email info@

Date For Your Diary.

The annual Lorrha Christmas Market and Auction will take place on Sunday Dec. 6th.  Anyone wishing to donate items for the auction can contact Louis on (086) 8493595 or any member of the committee.  Anyone wishing to book a table for the market can contact Mary at (090) 9747196 or Liz at (090) 9747893 or any member of the committee. Tickets are now on sale throughout the parish for a raffle with a food hamper as the number One prize. More details next week.


Sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Iris Styles, Dublin, wife of Jimmy, formerly Culleen, Rathcabbin. Iris who was in her 81st year, dies suddenly on Thursday November 5th. Until recent years both she and Jimmy visited Rathcabbin where they met with friends and they also tended to their family graves in Lorrha where in recent months the ashes of her brother in-law William was interred. Iris loved to mix and chat with people but above all she was a devout Catholic who has been reading at Mass in her local church for a long number of years and the Sunday before her unexpected death, she was working away in the church and reading as usual. She is survived by her husband Jimmy, daughters Tracey and Mary, son Joseph, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchild, her sisters, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. After funeral Mass in the Church of St. John the Evangelist, Kilbarrack, burial took place in Fingal Cemetery. May she rest in Peace.
Sympathy is extended to Michelle Keenaghan and family, Lorrha on the death of her father Bernard which occurred on Monday November 16th. After funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Church Ferbane on Thursday last burial took place in Kilrehan Cemetery. May he rest in peace.
Sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Fr. Michael Guinan, Montana, USA and Redwood, Lorrha who died on Saturday last November 21st in Montana. May he rest in peace,

Lorrha Camogie AGM

Due to lack of attendance the camogie AGM has been put back to Fri 27th Nov  at 7pm in the clubhouse. A committee must be formed in order for the club to carry on in existence. A chairperson, secretary and treasurer are needed to run the club. The juvenile club must decide whether to amalgamate with another club in order to carry on. We urge all parents of juvenile camogie girls to attend the AGM to have your say on this matter. Please attend our AGM as the future of our club and the future of camogie in the parish is hanging in the balance.

Drinking Habits In Lorrha.

Lorrha Variety Group present a three act comedy by T. Smyth ‘Drinking Habits’ in Lorrha Hall from Friday night Nov. 27th to Sunday 29th incl. Doors open at 8pm with curtains up at 8.30p.m. This side splitting farce is set in a convent and involves two Nuns who are secretly making wine to help make ends meet and the result is hilarious.

Table Quiz.

North Tipperary Ploughing committee are holding a fundraising table quiz in the Yanks Bar Borrisokane on Friday night 27th at 9.30pm sharp. €40 for a table of four. There will be a first and second prize plus spot prizes on the night. Your support will be appreciated.

Church News.

Visit to Cemeteries:   Prayers for the Faithful Departed will be said on Sunday, 29th  in Bonoham Cemetery after 11.30a.m. Mass.  Day Retreat, Tuesday 1st December, 10am – 4 pm, – day of Prayer, Mass, (meals included) in Mount St. Joseph’s Abbey,  Roscrea.  Telephone for booking – 0505 25610.
Nenagh Al- Anon Family Groups are holding an information evening, by way of an Open Public Meeting, on Sunday 22nd November @ 8.30pm  in the Pastoral Centre, Church Road, Nenagh.

‘The Grinch Who Stole Christmas’

The ever popular Christmas show performed annually by the children of Redwood NS will take place on Thursday, 3rd December at 7pm in Redwood Church. Headlining the show this year is  ‘The Grinch who stole Christmas’ produced by drama teacher Jared Madden.

Winter De-Clutter.

Thinking of clearing out the wardrobe to make room for the Winter collection? Lorrha Development/ Tidy Towns continue with unused clothes collection throughout the Winter 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. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows and cushions, carpets, rugs and mats (including bath, shower and toilet mats), soiled or wet clothing. 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.


Interested in Training and Working in Healthcare? Offaly Local Development Company in association with SOLAS/ETB invites applications for a 6 month full-time FETAC Level 5 “Healthcare Support” course commencing in Birr, February 2016. You are welcome to make informal enquiries to 087 738 5989.

GAA Notes

Lotto: The numbers drawn last week were: 9 – 20 – 25 – 29. No Winner. No Match 3s. Lucky Dips: Bernie Kennedy (Graigue), Chris Hoctor, Pat Carroll, Mary Molloy. Promoters: Betty Houlihan, Liam Reddish, Tommy Cahalan  Our jackpot is now €3,900 with a Match 3 pot of €100. Thank you for your continued support. You can play our lotto online atwww.locallotto.ie where it is easy to play every week. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5.

Under 21 Hurling: The U21 hurlers have received a bye through to the semi-finals of the North U21 ‘B’ Hurling Championship. Due to the delay due to Moneygall/Clonakenny’s run in the minor championship, the earliest this semi-final will take place is weekend 18-19 December as a losers group game and quarter final have still to be played. The team have been busy playing challenge games in preparation.

Auction: This years Timber Auction, Sale of Work and the return of the Wheel of Fortune takes place on Sunday, 13th December at 2.00pm. As part of a Family Day, we are also accepting donations of unwanted items, in good conditions, which will be on display and available for people to buy. Anyone with any such items can contact Declan O’Meara or Jimmy Dunne.

Tipperary Draw: Ahead of the AGM, all promoters are asked to bring their accounts up to date.

Shinty: Congratulations to Patrick Maher who was a goalscorer in Ireland’s Shinty International win over Scotland at Croke Park on Saturday night.

Camogie: The Camogie Club AGM was postponed last Saturday night due to a poor attendance and has been refixed for Friday, 27th November at 7pm. This is a very important meeting and parents of players and those interested in Camogie are urged to attend.

Irish Language: St Rynagh’s GAA Club and Offaly GAA Cultural Officer Damien Martin are hosting an Irish Night in Corrigan’s Bar, Banagher on Wednesday, 2ndDecember at 8pm. This event is for people who are fluent as well as those who have a few words of our native language but would like to improve. All are welcome.

Social Dancing: continues on Friday night to the music of Jason Travers. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am. Practice every Monday night from 8.30-10.30pm.