Lorrha Notes

A number of copies of the Lorrha Dorrha Parish calendar is still on sale throughout the parish.

Bridie Lavin (Pauline Walsh), Jack Griffin (Pat Kennedy), Martin Griffin (Peter Seman) busy rehearsing for Rathcabbin Players forthcoming production “Thy Will Be Done” which will run from Thursday January 19th to 22nd and for two nights only the following week-end the 28th and 29th


The unexpected death took place on Saturday 31st December of Mike Molloy, Portland, Lorrha and Shannon Park, Portumna. Sympathy is extended to Marian and their daughter Grainne, his sister and brother, relatives and friends on his untimely passing. After funeral Mass in St. Brigid’s Church Portumna on Tuesday January 3rd burial took place in Calvary Cemetery, Portumna. May he rest in peace.

Date for your Diary.

Rathcabbin Players forthcoming production “Thy Will Be Done” will be staged in Rathcabbin Hall from Thursday January 19th to 22nd and for two nights only the following week-end the 28th and 29th.  This comedy was written by Michael Carey and produced by Marian Frawley from Portumna. Booking line will soon be open.

Church News.

Mass will be celebrated in Lorrha at 10am and in Rathcabbin at 7.30pm for the Feast of The Epiphany of the Lord and is also the First Friday on January 6th. which is a Holyday of obligation. From 8pm to 8.30pm in Rathcabbin, people are invited to bring Christmas poems, prayers, prose and reflection. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament recommences in Rathcabbin Church on Thursday January 5th from 10am to 8pm.

2017 Parish Calendar.

There are still some copies of the 2017 Lorrha & Dorrha parish calendar available and can be purchased 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 or call (086) 8647166.

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.

Start The New Year With a Smile!!!

Hospital regulations require a wheel chair for patients being discharged.
However, while working as a student nurse, Jane found one elderly gentleman already dressed and sitting on the bed with a suitcase at his feet, who insisted he didn’t need her help to leave the hospital.
After a chat about rules being rules, he reluctantly let the young nurse wheel him to the elevator.
On the way down Jane asked him if his wife was meeting him.
‘I don’t know,’ he said. ‘She’s still upstairs in the bathroom changing out of her hospital gown.’
Thanks Paul for sharing this with us.

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GAA News.

Adjourned AGM: is fixed for this evening, Wednesday 4thJanuary in the Clubhouse at 8pm. Nominations are being sought for positions of Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and Co Board Delegate. Nominations can be brought to the meeting on the night. All members are asked to attend.

Auction: will take place on Sunday 29th January at 2.00pm

Lotto: Our jackpot is €3,450 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play our lotto online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: on Friday 6th January with Brendan McGee. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

Lorrha GAA Club would like to wish all our players, members, supporters and parishioners a Happy New Year.