Lorrha Notes

Willie Dolan Rathcabbin celebrated his 90th birthday recently and is pictured here with his wife Maisie sons daughters sons in-law daughters in-law and two youngest members of the grandchildren. Congratulations and well done Willie.

Tea Party.

Redwood National School are holding their annual fundraising Tea Party on Saturday 11th Feb in the GAA Clubhouse Moatfield at 9.30 p.m. Music by Pat & Richie
Tickets can be purchased in advance by contacting Paula on 087 4168592 or they will also be available at the door on the night. Your support will be much appreciated.


Sympathy is extended to the Sherlock family on the death of May which occurred at her residence Lordspark Rathcabbin on Tuesday January 31st May she rest in peace.

Afternoon Prayer.

Medugoje Sunday afternoon prayer will be held in St. Mary of the Rosary Church Nenagh on Sunday 12th at 3p.m. Carmel Kelly from Dublin a Oilgrimage group leader will tell her moving story.


The Pilgrimage to Medugorje this year will leave from Shannon on May 5th and return on the 12th. For further details contact (067) 32160.

Public Meeting.

A public meeting to address the household water and septic tank levies. Will be held on Thursday night the 9th in the Abbey Court Hotel Nenagh at 9p.m. Everyone interested in fighting the tax or who just want to hear more about the campaign to fight the tax is invited to this meeting.

Eucharistic Congress Dublin 10th -17th June

Information re Congress programme and how to book/register if intending to attend Congress is available on noticeboards in all three parish churches on Congress website www.iec2012.ie and in a booklet which will be delivered to each home by the end of the month. The Parish Pastoral Council will organize a bus to transport parishioners to the Congress if there is sufficient interest/uptake for this idea. For further information or assistance with booking contact Mary at 087-2601413 or 090-9747972

Developing Parish Seminar.

Reflection on and developing ways of engaging with the Eucharist as the Body of Christ with Liam Lawton will be held in All Hallows College Dublin on the 27th and 28th February. A Public Lecture on how much music enhances the Eucharistic Liturgy Woodlock Hall All Hallows College at 7.30p.m. Further details available by contacting (01) 8373745.

Birthday Greetings.

We send many congratulations and best wishes to Willie Dolan Lissernane Rathcabbin who celebrated his 90th birthday recently. Willie celebrated the occasion with his wife Maisie family and relatives who gathered with him for a meal in the County Arms Hotel Birr. Willie is hail and hearty out and about and reports that he’s ‘feeling great’. We wish you many long happy and healthy years to come Willie and well done. The Dolan family wish to extend thanks to Matt John Gormally and staff of St. Kierans Nursing Home Rathcabbin for organising a party in the home also.


Old time dancing takes place every Friday night in Lorrha GAA clubhouse and continues on Friday night coming to the music of Ted and Cathal Barry. Your support appreciated.

Little Feet.

Little Feet playschool and childminding Lorrha have a number of vacancies. Full details available from Charlene and her staff in Little Feet or call (087) 7783347.

Lambing Season.

Gardai are asking all dog owners to exercise control over their pets particularly during the night during the current lambing season.

Computer Course.

A computer course for beginners will be held in the IRD training centre Portumna starting on Monday February 13th for 8 weeks from 7.30 to 10.00p.m. This course is suitable for people who have no knowledge of computers. The course will cover use of Internet e-mail and Skype. For further information call the South East Galway IRD office on (090) 9741867.

Good Luck.

The best of luck is extended to Rathcabbin man Peter Seman on his participation in the upcoming TG4 series Feirm Factor. The programme which commences on Monday 13th will see Peter battle it out with eleven other contestants in farming tasks which when judged will bring the winner a fully insured Land Rover Discovery. We wish Peter the best of luck.

Date For Your Diary.

Please note that the Lorrha Parish Golf Outing has changed date from the original fixture which was that of August 29th. The new date is now Saturday August 11th . This years captain is Aidan McIntyre while Seamus Mannion is President.

5 Day Weather Forecast.

Today Wednesday Feb 8th

Cold and mostly dry in eastern areas this morning with some bright spells possible. Cloudy and breezy elsewhere with outbreaks of rain becoming persistent and extending to all areas by mid afternoon. Top temperatures of 4 to 9 degrees coldest in the east in the fresh and gusty south to southeast wind.


Cloudy tonight with rain and drizzle in many areas but drier periods developing overnight. Low cloud and fog on higher ground.
Lowest temperatures of 2 or 3 degrees in eastern and northeastern areas with the risk of patchy frost under any breaks in cloud overnight lows of 4 to 7 degrees elsewhere.


Becoming milder tomorrow. Mostly cloudy with scattered outbreaks of rain becoming confined mostly to northern half of the country during the day with low cloud and mist on higher ground. Some good dry periods developing especially in the south. Top temperatures of 7 to 11 degrees highest in the southwest in a moderate south to southwest breeze.


It will remain relatively mild overall for the rest of the week but there will be rain at times mainly in western and northern areas.
Cloudy and mostly frost free on Thursday night. Persistent rain through northern counties but more scattered elsewhere. After a mostly dry start in the south on east on Friday morning rain will spread to most areas during the day. Mild with mostly south to southwest breezes and top temperatures of 8 to 10 degrees C..
Further outbreaks of rain will affect many areas at times on Friday night and early Saturday but the rain will die away slowly during Saturday.
Calm and clearer conditions will set in on Saturday night with fog and frost developing and risk of icy patches. Frost and fog clearing gradually on Sunday morning to give a dry cool bright day. Indications suggest colder weather developing for the early days of next week with freshening northwest to north breezes setting in bringing some showers mostly to western and northern areas with mainly dry cold conditions elsewhere. Frosts more likely by night.

Smile Awhile.

One day God was looking down at Earth and saw all of the rascally behavior that was going on. So he called one of his angels and sent the angel to Earth for a time.

When he returned he told God ‘Yes it is bad on Earth; 95% are misbehaving and only 5% are not.

God thought for a moment and said ‘Maybe I had better send down a second angel to get another opinion.’

So God called another angel and sent him to Earth for a time.

When the angel returned he went to God and said ‘Yes it’s true.The Earth is in decline; 95% are misbehaving but 5% are being good.’

God was not pleased. So he decided to e-mail the 5% that were good because he wanted to encourage them and give them a little something to help them keep going.

Do you know what the e-mail said?
I was just wondering ’cause I didn’t get one either.