Lorrha Notes

Ray Clancy, Leslie & Rose Harding in a scene from MacEgan’s Curse

MacEgan’s Curse.

Redwood Film Production group present MacEgan’s curse, the recent filming of the re-enactment of  O’Sullivan’s march through Lorrha/Dorrha, on Friday evening September 22nd which is national culture day, in Redwood Castle at 8.00pm. A huge amount of work and time has been invested in the compiling of this production by local people from the parish. Thirty four people participated in the acting plus a crew and many more helpers behind the scenes. This short film is well worth seeing. The man behind the venture is Peter Seman and he is hoping to have the screening outside in the castle grounds on the 22nd weather permitting, otherwise it will be shown inside in the castle. Admission is free and everyone is invited. There will be further screenings in Lorrha and Rathcabbin in October, dates to be announced later.

News from Lorrha School.

All in Lorrha school welcome back our pupils after the summer break and extend a warm welcome to our new juniors.
Well done to all past students of the school who received their Leaving and Junior cert. results in the past weeks. We wish you all well in the future.
Congratulations to our students who were on the under 12 team that won the county final recently.We continue to collect used batteries for the Laura Lynn foundation, Ireland’s only Children’s Hospice. We contributed a lot of old batteries last season to the foundation thanks to our students, parents and the general community so you are not just helping the Children’s Hospice but also in promoting environmental friendliness and reducing our carbon footprint. Used batteries can be left into the school during open times.

Church News.

Pilgrimage: Legion of Mary Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine on Sunday next, 24th September. Please contact Betty Houlihan at  087  –   6667374 for full  details and  booking.
Killaloe Diocesan Liturgical Music Workshop with Liam Lawton on Tuesday 10th October  in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church,  Rathcabbin at 7.30pm.  Cost of workshop is €12 per person which will include the music book.

James Kilbane in fundraising concert in Rathcabbin Church on Saturday 18th November. Tickets now on sale.


Sympathy is extended to John and Judy Craig, Lorrha and family on the sudden death of their daughter Anna Isobel which occurred on Friday September 8th.
After funeral service in St. Ruadhan’s Church of Ireland Lorrha on Thursday 14th. burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Date for Your Diary.

St Ruadhans Church of Ireland are hosting a Fashion Show on Saturday 14th October in Lorrha GAA Centre Moatfield. Tickets are now on sale.

Youth Fest

Diocesan youth fest takes place in St. Flannan’s College, Ennis, on Saturday 30th  September.  Open to  T.Y.s  to Leaving Cert  students.  Afternoon open to the public.   Come and share your catholic values with like – minded people in our diocese.   Contact   087 2400135.

Art & Craft Classes

Art and Craft classes for children (5 years up) on Saturdays at 4pm and 5.30pm, starting on September 30th in Bramble Art Studio, Lorrha , for 8 weeks. Please contact Ute: 087 9151356 or 090-9747127.
Early booking advisable.

Lorrha Camogie:

Lorrha had a great win over Borris-Ileigh on Sunday last and will now have a break before meeting Burgess on Sat 30th Sept at 12 noon in Lorrha. If Lorrha win this game, they should be into a semi-final. The top two teams to come out of the group go through to the semi-final stages. Please come out and support the girls in their Championship campaign.

Date for your Diary.

Rathcabbin Players Annual General Meeting will take place in Rathcabbin Hall on Tuesday October 10th . All welcome to attend.

French Club

French Classes recommences in Birr Rugby Club on Thursday the 28th of September from 2pm onwards depending on age. All levels catered for from preschoolers to leaving certs so do please contact Marie by phone or text on 087 4154983 for time that suits your age group.

Autumn De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the Autumn 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 mats including bath toilet and shower mats soiled or wet clothing but good quality unwanted clothing for re-use (not recycling). All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep one adult employed. Many thanks for your continued support.

GAA News

Junior: The Junior hurlers are through to the North ‘B’ semi-final and will play either Ballina or Portroe in the coming weeks.

Under 21: The North U21 ‘B’ Hurling Championship game against Silvermines has been put back to Sunday 1stOctober at 12.00pm

Under 13: In the first round of the Plate, the U13’s played Ballinahinch/Templederry last Wednesday in Moatfield and drew 2-11 to 4-5. Last Monday they hosted Kiladangan in Moatfield and won 2-12 to 1-4. The game against Shannon Rovers has been deferred to a later date.

Under 11: The U11’s hosted played Borrisokane in Borrisokane last Friday and won 7-6 to 0-5. This Friday they play Burgess in Moatfield at 6.30pm

The clubs 2500-to-1 fundraising draw with a prize fund of €10,000 is nearing an end. We have 2,500 tickets valued from 1 cent to 2500 cents (€25) and when you accept to take a ticket, you scratch off a hidden section and the value in this section is what you pay for the ticket, it could be 1 cent, €25, or any value in between. All tickets bought will be entered into a draw in late September for a top prize of €5,000 with eleven ther prizes ranging from €2,000 to €200. Your support would be appreciated.

Lotto: Our jackpot is €9,000 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: continues on Friday with music of Brendan McGee, from 9.30pm til late.