Lorrha Notes

The recently elected Rathcabbin Players committee who will oversee the forthcoming production by Marian Frawley of Michael Carey’s comedy “Thy Will Be Done”. The play will go on stage from Thursday January 19th to 22nd and again the second week-end for two further nights the 28th and 29th.  From left:  Mary Dermody (Secretary), Rose Mannion (P.R.O.), Ray Kennedy (Chairman), Pat Kennedy (Vice Chairman), Catherine Bourke (Assistant Secretary), Eamon Symth and Willie Reddin (Treasurers). 

The 2017 edition of the Lorrha Dorrha calendar which is available in the local shops. If you would like to have a copy posted to you, contact info@ or call (086) 8647166

Raffle Results.

Congratulations to the following who were winners in the Lorrha Christmas market and auction raffle which was held on Sunday Dec. 4th.  Food hamper: R.J. Wilson (Lorrha), Bt. Whiskey: Arnold Walsh (Lorrha), Bt. wine: Michael Killeen (Lorrha), Bt. Wine: Ann Reddan (Lorrha), set of knives: Teresa Walker (The Ferry), Box biscuits: Attracta Nevin (Nenagh), Christmas crackers: Gay Needham (Lorrha). The lovely home made Christmas cake was won by Liam Lewis (Rathcabbin) who correctly guessed the weight. Well done to all and thank you most sincerely for your support. Happy Christmas to everyone.

Party Night.

To get you in the Christmas spirit, Louis and Kathleen McCormack Abbeyville will host a Christmas party on Friday night 16th from 9pm. Bring along your singing voice and a musical instrument if you have one and join the festivities. Light refreshments served. All are welcome.

Lorrha & Dorrha Parish Calendar.

Don’t forget to purchase your copy of the Lorrha & Dorrha parish calendar for yourself or for a loved one living away from home. You can purchase a copy in Pat Hough’s, Friars Tavern, Colette Hair Salon, Lorrha Shop, Mulrooney’s Ferry Service Station, Ferry Inn and in Brophy’s only in Rathcabbin. Buckley’s Super Valu in Birr. In Portumna: Salmons Newsagents, Boathouse, Lorraine Hair Salon, O’Meara’s Super Valu and Heenan’s in Borrisokane. We thank our advertisers and those who sell the calendar and ask you to support their business. If you would like to have a copy posted to you, email info@ or call (086) 8647166.


Congratulations is extended to Eoin McIntyre, son of Aidan and Pauline, Portland, Lorrha who was recently conferred with an Honours B.Ed. degree from St. Patrick’s College. A college of DCU. Well done Eoin and all the best for the future.

Kickboxing Award.

Congratulations is extended to Ava Young, daughter of Michael and Anna, Lorrha, who was presented with a Double grade in Bo-ju-kai at Nenagh kickboxing club recently. A pupil of Lorrha N.S. Ava loves her kickboxing. Well done Ava.

Ecumenical Service.

The annual Ecumenical Carol service will be held on Thursday night December 15th at 8.00pm in St. Ruadhan’s C.O.I. Lorrha. Refreshments will be served in the church afterwards. All welcome.

Christmas Get Together.

Rathcabbin Players are holding a Christmas get together on Friday night 16th in Kelly’s Rathcabbin from 9.30pm. Everyone is invited and we look forward to seeing you there.

Community Hero Award.

David McEvoy from Birr First Responders was the winner of the National Community Hero award last week. His group have saved numerous lives and have trained 1,400 people over the past four years, some of them from this parish. They have responded to 568 calls and are on duty 24/7. In thanksgiving for voting for him David invites everyone to join him in celebrations on Friday night Dec 30th from 9pm in Dooly’s Hotel Birr. Everyone is welcome.

Late Terence White.

The sudden death occurred on Tuesday December 6th of Terry White, Lorrha and formerly Staffordshire and Sheffield. Sympathy is extended to his wife Nancy, sons Ian, Gary and David, daughters in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, sister Pat, brothers in-law, sisters in-law, nieces, nephews, neighbours, relatives and friends. After Service in St. Ruadhan’s C.O.I. on Saturday morning 10th , burial took place in St. Ruadhan’s R.C. cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Rapunzel in Banagher.

Banagher College Coláiste na Sionna, Transition Year class present, ‘Rapunzel’ in The School Hall at 7.30pm on Wednesday 14th & Thursday 15th December.   Tickets at door –  adults €8 and Children €4.
Tracing Relations Reminder.

Patrick Hogan is trying to trace his relations. His Great-great Grandfather was Michael Hogan (b. 1829- d. 1915) who was married to Mary Kilkeary and they had six children Patrick (his great grandfather), Peter, Bridget, John, Michael and Mary. He lived in Ashpark, Lorrha (Abbeyville area?)  He does have a lot of information gathered already which can all be viewed on the lorrha parish web site at www.lorrhadorrha.ie under Guestbook.  If you think you can help Patrick he can be contacted at:  Estrada de Seac Pai Van, One Oasis – Pena Tower 2, 30E, Coloane, Macau or his father in the US can be contacted at: James E Hogan, 612 Hood Blvd, Fairless Hills, PA 19030.

Church News

Sacrament of Reconciliation for Christmas, in Borrisokane Church on Monday, December 19th  at 8.00pm


Michael O’Connor will escort a tour to Benevento and San Giovanni from 18th April 2017. Many will remember Michael who attended a healing Mass in Clonfert last May with a Padre Pio relic.. 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.

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.

Gaa News

Senior Club AGM: on this Thursday 15th December at 8pm in the GAA Centre. All members and non-members are welcome to attend.

Schools: Congratulations to Colm Fogarty who helped Borrisokane Community College to win the Tipperary Post Primary Schools Under 15 ‘B’ hurling title recently.

Tipperary Clubs Draw: The club had no winner in the December draw held last week. Thanks to everyone who subscribes to the draw.

Lotto: Congratulations to Bridie Harnett who won the Lorrha GAA Lotto jackpot of €12,150 last week. The lucky numbers were: 8 – 15 – 16 – 20. The promoter of the winning ticket was Martin Hough.  Our jackpot now reverts to €3000 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play our lotto online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: on Friday 23rd December to the music of Pat & Richie and on Friday 30th December with the Moynihan Brothers. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

Sympathy: Lorrha GAA Club would like to sympathise with the Lambe family on the passing of Tom Lambe, Coolross, at the age of 98. Tom Lambe was a very active man and loved athletics and hurling in equal measure. From an early age he was a classy hurler, particularly in the half back line and helped Lorrha to the County Intermediate title in 1946 and the North Senior Hurling title in 1948, hurling at adult level for over 20 years before going onto be a selector on numerous teams as well as being active in club affairs. He was presented with a Sean Ghael award by the Tipperary County Board in 2010. May he rest in peace.