Lorrha Notes


Residents of St. Kierans Care Home Rathcabbin on a day out with nurse Rafferty. 

2017 Lorrha Parish Calendar Launch.

The launch of the parish calendar for 2017 will take place on Saturday night November 5th in The Friars Tavern, Lorrha at 9pm. The launch will be preceded by a three course meal in The Shed and anyone interested in attending is asked to contact Mary on (087) 2601413 or Rose on (086) 8647166. A special guest will be present to launch the calendar.

Supporting Laura Lynn Children’s Hospice.

Pupils and staff in Lorrha N.S. have commenced collecting used batteries for the Laura Lynn Children’s Hospice. This is open to the public, so if anyone is interested in disposing of their old batteries, you can drop them into the school any day between 9am and 3pm. Boxes for used batteries are available in the school also. You can also make a difference to the environment and at the same time, help raise funds for the Laura Lynn, Ireland’s Children’s Hospice by gathering up all waste batteries in your home. Every moment matters, every battery helps.

Rathcabbin Players.

There was a great turn out to Rathcabbin Players adjourned convention where a committee was elected  to oversee their new production which will be staged in January 2017. The committee elected are, President: Fr. John Donnelly, Chairman: Ray Kennedy, Secretary: Mary Dermody, Treasurer: Willie Reddin, Pro: Rose Mannion, V. Chair: Pat Kennedy, Assistant Secretary: Catherine Bourke, Assistant Treasurer: Eamon Smyth. The chairman thanked all the young people who took part in last year’s play and extended the best of luck to all the members who will be sitting exams next year. The group will meet shortly to decide on a production and anyone interested in taking a part is advised to contact (087) 2243504. Watch this space for further information.


Sympathy is extended to Ray Kennedy and family, Rathcabbin on the death of his aunt Evelyn Kennedy, Banagher which occurred on Saturday 29th in her 99th year.  After funeral Mass in St. Rynagh’s Church Banagher on Monday last, burial took place in the local cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Church News.

Mass for the first Friday on Nov 4th will be celebrated in Lorrha at 9.30am and Rathcabbin at 7.30pm. The Mass in Rathcabbin Church will be a Mass of preparation for the children who will be receiving the Sacrament of Communion for life in 2017.  Winter Mass times which commence the first week-end in November will be as follows: Lorrha: Sundays – 10.00a.m. Rathcabbin:  Sundays – 11.30a.m. – unchanged. Redwood:    Vigil Mass at 7.30p.m.


Michael O’Connor will escort a tour to Benevento and San Giovanni from 18th April 2017. Michael attended in Clonfert last May with Padre Pio relic. One night full board in Benevento, 3 nights full board in San Giovanni Rotondo. Itinerary to include a visit the birth place of Saint Padre Pio and the church where he celebrated his first Mass. The cell where he lived and died, and his tomb. Direct flight from Dublin to Naples. For more information contact Michael on (087) 2677656.

Open Evening

Redwood N.S. open Evening will be held on the earlier date of Tuesday, 15th November at 7p.m. This is a great opportunity to visit the school, meet with the teachers, view the resources in the school and see the variety of activities carried out during the school year. Enrolment forms are available from the school now or can be downloaded from our website www.redwoodns.ie. If any parents would like to arrange a private viewing of the school and to meet the teachers please contact the school on 090 9747186 to arrange an appointment.

Winter De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the winter collection, please remember Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns who continue to collect unwanted clothes throughout the year. Items of clothing must be clean and dry and in good condition please and we can supply bags if you want. We can also collect to make it easy for you, just call (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 2601413 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and maths including bath toilet and shower math’s, soiled or wet clothing. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep two adults employed. Many thanks for your continued support.