Lorrha Notes

The Lorrha Dorrha calendar is now in shops throughout the parish. This is a lovely keepsake as well as a great present for those living away from home. Packed from front cover to back with photographs from the past and the present. If you would like to have a copy posted to you just call (086) 8647166 or email info@ Many thanks to all who loaned photographs as without your support, there wouldn’t be a calendar. Proceeds from the sale go back into Lorrha village. Your support appreciated.

Lorrha Annual Christmas Market.

The Lorrha Annual Christmas Market and Auction will take place on Sunday 3rd December.
Items are required for the auction so if you have anything that you think is suitable to go under the hammer, please contact Louis (086) 849 3595. Anyone wishing to take a table to sell their produce, toys, christmas goods, baking, jewellery, veg & potatoes etc.  please contact Mary on (090) 9747196 or Liz on (090) 9747893 as soon as possible to book a table.

Rathcabbin Players.

At the recent AGM of Rathcabbin Players the following officers were elected for the forthcoming season. Chairman Ray Kennedy, Secretary Mary Dermody, Treasurer Pat Kennedy, PRO Rose Mannion. The committee wish to extend thanks to Willie Reddin and Eamon Smyth for their many years of loyal and trusted commitment to the group as treasurers. Well done lads.
The group have chosen a brand new two act comedy ‘Nobody’s Talking to Me’ written by Tommy Marren and produced by Marian Frawley. Rathcabbin Players are the first amateur group to perform this play so take note of the dates January 18th to 21st incl. and again for two nights the following week-end 28th and 29th. Make a note and don’t forget. This play will have you rocking with laughter. Watch this space for further details.

Rathcabbin Cardiac First Reponders

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 will be held in Rathcabbin Hall at 7pm on Wednesday 22nd November, cost 10 euro. 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.

Fundraising Table Quiz.

North Tipperary Ploughing committee are holding a fund raising table quiz in The Yanks, Borrisokane on Friday night December 1st at 9.00p.m. Table of four is €40 and please bring a friend. The committee would like to extend sympathy to National Ploughing managing director Anna May McHugh on the recent death of her sister Betty Whelan, Barrowhouse, Athy.  May she rest in peace.

Church News.

Mass on Wednesday, 22nd Nov.  in Lorrha Church at 7.30p.m. This Mass will be offered for the Holy Souls.
You are warmly invited to the official ceremony to mark the illumination of the Light Up A Memory Tree at Milford Care Centre on Sunday 10th December 2017 at 6.00pm.  The ceremony will incorporate carol singing Prior to the illumination of the tree followed by refreshments.   Each person remembered on the tree will be enrolled in the Light Up A Memory Book which will be on display in the Hospice during the coming year.  Lights will be switched off  on Sunday 7th January 2018 at 6.00pm,  when Mass will be celebrated at Milford Care Centre for all those remembered on the Light Up A Memory tree. Your support is gratefully appreciated.

Youth 2000 invites all young adults between  ages of 16 – 23 to a Catholic weekend retreat taking place from 8th – 10th  December 2017 at Newbridge College, Co Kildare. This will be an exciting weekend attracting over 600 young people from all over the country.  The weekend is being organised by young people for young people.  Parental consent is essential for those under 18.  All meals are provided for and accommodation is onsite!  Don’t let money be an obstacle; just bring a donation and a sleeping bag.  Newcomers very welcome! There will be free busses picking up from various areas throughout the country.  Booking is essential.   For more information or to book your place, see www.youth2000.ie ;   Youth 2000 Ireland Facebook page or  Tel: 00353 (0) 1 6753690.

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 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:

Under 21: Lorrha will play Golden Kilfeacle in the County Under 21 ‘B’ Hurling semi-final this Saturday 25thNovember in Dolla at 2.15pm. Best of luck to the players and mentors.

Fundraiser: The clubs 2500-to-1 fundraising draw with a prize fund of €10,000 will go ahead on Saturday 2ndDecember. We are urging all club members to make one final push to get the tickets sold for what is a vital fundraiser for the club. Your support would be appreciated.

Juvenile Table Quiz: Lorrha Juvenile Club’s annual fundraising table quiz in Moatfield has been put back to Saturday 2nd December at 7.30pm.

AGM: The Annual General Meeting of Lorrha GAA Club will take place in Moatfield on Tuesday 19th December at 8.00pm

Juvenile AGM: will take place in Moatfield on Wednesday 6th December at 8.30pm.

Senior Manager: Lorrha GAA club are inviting expressions of interest for the role of senior hurling manager for 2018. All those interested are to contact Graham Houlihan 0876827257.

Gear Order: The Club are putting together a gear order ahead of Christmas. Go to our facebook page to see details of what is on offer and how to order by closing date of Friday 24th November.

Juvenile Fitness Session: Neutral Adaption training for Under 10’s up to Under 16’s will take place in the Sports Hall, Moatfield on Wednesday 29th November at 7.00pm. Noel Hogan will undertake the session which includes best strength and stability practice in the ankles, knees, glutes and quads. This session will be of great benefit to boys and girls. Cost is €10 for RIPTOOL resistance band which will be supplied from where juveniles can take home and practice. A parent is required to attend on the night. To book a place, contact Juvenile Chairman Tommy Kennedy 0879191689 asap as places are limited.

Laochra Gael: Congratulations to Tom Milne, formerly of Redwood and long time resident in London who will be presented with a Loachra Gael award by Tipperary County Board at the annual awards in Thurles this Sunday.

Lotto: Our jackpot is €3,750 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

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