Lorrha Notes


Hard luck to a very young Lorrha U13 team who lost the North final to a much stronger Ballinahinch/Templederry side on Sunday last in Kilcolman. Most of the Lorrha team have already won both North and County U12 medals earlier in the season so will be happy with that. The step up to the U13 level proved too much for them. Commiserations to all. A small selection of photographs under Gallery.

MacEgan Curse

A short film on the re-enactment of MacEgan Curse will be shown on Friday night October 20th in Lorrha Community Hall at 8.30pm. Admission is €5 for adults and €2 children with all profit going to Lorrha Community Responder group. The last screening will be held on Saturday night October 28th at 9.00pm in Rathcabbin Hall. Admission is €5 and children €2 and all profit from this night will go to Rathcabbin Community Responder group. There will also be a C.D. recording of film on sale on both nights priced at €10.


Rathcabbin Players are presently reading a new comedy “Nobody’s Talking To Me” written by Tommy Marren and to be performed for six nights, January 18th – 21st & 28th & 29th in  Rathcabbin Hall. However, we would welcome more male and females to get involved in this production. Our next meeting with Producer Marian Frawley will be on Tuesday night October 31st in Rathcabbin Hall at 8.30pm. If you would like to come along and do a reading, please do so and it doesn’t matter whether you are living in the parish or outside of it. We would love to see new faces, so don’t be shy, do come along. All welcome.

Church News.

James Kilbane in fundraising concert in Rathcabbin Church on Saturday 18th November. Tickets now on sale. Please note that during the month of October we will pray the  Rosary before Mass  in the three Churches.


Sympathy is extended to the Hogan families on the death of Billy, Derry, Rathcabbin on Oct. 1st. After funeral Mass in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church Rathcabbin burial took place in Lorrha cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Late John Needham.

The peaceful death occurred on Saturday October 14th of John Needham, Gurteen House, Rathcabbin.
Predeceased by his parents Jack and Moira and brother Richard. John is survived  by his sisters Marie Connelly, Pauline and Gay, sister-in-law Hilda, brother-in-law Eamonn, nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, cousins, relatives, neighbours and friends.
After funeral Mass in Our Lady Queen Of Ireland Church, Rathcabbin, burial took place in Lorrha Cemetary. May he rest in peace.

Lorrha Camogie.

The Lorrha Junior girls will play Ballingarry in the County semi final on this coming Saturday October 21st at 1.00pm in the camogie grounds. The girls are hoping for a good Lorrha turn out to support them.

Variety Concert.

A variety concert will take place in Lorrha & Dorrha GAA Clubhouse, Moatfield, on Sunday, 29th October, commencing at 2.45pm.  Local artists will be taking part. This concert is in aid of the Ray of Sunshine/Building of Hope and the Lorrha Community Response Group.  A great afternoon of entertainment promised.

Local Training Initiatives:

Applied Construction Skills  (QQI level 4 Award). St Rynaghs College of Further Education Banagher are running the above course for 26weeks starting on November 13th  2017. This course will provide skills in construction to include: Concreting, Laying Kerbs Flags & Pavers ,Woodcraft, Safe Workplace Practices, Work Experience, Horticulture Tools &Equipment, Plant Identification, Care & Maintenance and Communications. Through a series of practical projects on site and a work placement with an employer, learners will develop the necessary skills to assist them in gaining employment in this industry.  Additional Training/Certification: Safe Pass, Manual Handling, Abrasive Wheels, GOALS Programme, CV Preparation.  For further information /details, please contact 087 683 5561.


Fundraising Table Quiz.

Lorrha Juvenile club are holding a fundraising table quiz on Moatefield on Saturday night 11th November at 8.00pm. Raffle and spot prizes on the night. Please support.


North Tipperary Ploughing meeting on Wednesday night October 18th at 9.00pm in The yanks, Borrisokane. All members are requested to attend.

Fashion Show Thanks.

St Ruadhans Window Restoration Project Committee would like to extend their sincere thanks everyone who took part  and supported our recent Fashion Show. Especially all the businesses who showed their products on the night,to all our sponsors and people who made generous donations towards the fund. A special word of thanks to all the models who gave up their time in preparation for the for the event and preformed so professionally to make it such an entertaining and enjoyable night.

Rathcabbin First Responders

New members needed!

Our group responds to 999 calls for stroke, heart attack and choking from people living in the Rathcabbin area. Next training session in November. Please contact Stacey Guinan 087 6557098, Sharon O’Donnell 087 2280995 or Martina Duffy 087 2922783 for more information or check out our new facebook page.  Locally produced film Mac Egan’s Curse will be shown in Rathcabbin Hall on Sat 28th Oct @9pm Adm. €5 proceeds to Rathcabbin and Lorrha First Responders, please support.

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.

Walkers Thanks.

Ardara Walking Club wish to extend sincere thanks to the staff of Portumna Workhouse for all their help and welcome on Sunday last when the walkers visited there. The club enjoyed the very interesting tour which was so expertly given and thanks also is extended for the refreshments served afterwards. The walkers highly recommend a visit to Portumna Workhouse. Thanks again to all.