Lorrha Notes.

"Tom Dick and Harry" by Ray & Michael Cooney will be staged in Rathcabbin Hall from Thursday night January 26th. To book your seat call (087) 2360096 between 5.30 and 8.30pm.

Rathcabbin Players.

Rathcabbin Players are putting the finishing touches to their forthcoming production of “Tom Dick and Harry” which will be staged from Thursday night January 26th to Sunday night 29th inclusive. The group will go back on stage for a further three nights the following week end Friday February 3rd to Sunday 5th. This is a fast moving comedy and is well known throughout drama circles and because of that there is already great interest building with patrons anxious to book their seats early. The booking line is now open at (087) 2360096 between 5.30 and 8.30p.m. so book your seat quickly. A variety of photos from recent rehearsals can be viewed on the parish web site at www.lorrhadorrha.ie under the 2011 as well as the 2012 photo gallery.


A reminder that the Lorrha Parish Calendar is on sale and can be purchased in Pat Hough’s Pub Lorrha Colettes Hair Salon Lorrha Ferry Service Station Lorrha Ferry Inn Lorrha Kellys Rathcabbin Brophys Rathcabbin Super Valu Portumna Lorraine’s Hair Salon Portumna. Bumper packed with photo’s from the past and the present. Proceeds from the sale of the calendar goes back into the improvements around Lorrha Village. Your support is much appreciated.

Drama Classes.

Drama classes for children will commence on Friday 3rd of February in Rathcabbin Hall from 4.30p.m. for a ten week term. Parents interested in bringing their children are asked to contact Sarahgene at (085) 2389292 for full details. Places are limited so do make that call now.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement.

Having had our Christmas break its great to see so many members back again for our weekly meetings. We’ve enjoyed so many outings social occasions and activities in the last year. We hope to continue in the year ahead. Our membership continues to grow and if you’d like to join us we’re at Lorrha Hall on Wednesdays from 2.30p.m. Happy new year to our hard working chairman secretary and committee and all our members.

Submission To Peatlands Council.

Councillor Michael O Meara urges all interested parties to make submissions to The Peatlands council who are looking for such from turf cutters and bog owners before the closing date of Friday 20th January 2011. "I Believe that we as turf cutters should make our concerns know to the Peatlands Council because the proposed closure of bogs will cause severe hardship for many families also a lot of farmers and landowners adjacent to these bogs will have major restrictions places on their farming practices in the future and they may not realise it" says Councillor O Meara." The closure of these bogs are being done without proper consultation and are being strongly resisted by the owners this is an opportunity for individuals and Bog Committees to make submissions. the website for submissions is peatlandscouncil@agh.gov.ie or you can post to Secretariat Peatlands Council PO Box 12070 Dublin 2 and all correspondance must be in by this Friday 20th January".

Table Quiz.

A fund raising table quiz will be held in McDonaghs Likcorban Tynagh on Friday night January 20th at 9p.m. Table of 4 is 20 euro . There will be a prize also for the best score at a table of 4 young people. Raffle will be held on the night with many prizes. Organised by the Barroughter and Clonmoylan Bogs Action Group the proceeds will go towards the campaign to save the Barroughter and Clonmoylan Bog from confiscation by the State. Your support will be welcome.

Lorrha Development.

The mild winter and the Spring like conditions has sent bulbs shooting out peeping over the ground and preparing for flowering shortly with some area’s already experiencing a flush of flowers particularly the snowdrops and daffodils. The weather has also brought a noticeable growth in the grass and a stretch in the evening day light all very much Spring like conditions. Work on repairs repainting and shortly re-planting of flower tubs in Lorrha village has already commenced. The committee drew up a comprehensive five year plan last Autumn which was highly praised by the Tidy Towns Adjudicators. Work on this plan will commence shortly and anyone interested in helping out or getting involved in any way no matter how little is invited to a meeting in Lorrha Hall on Tuesday night January 24th at 8p.m. If you are interested but unable to attend the meeting contact Rose at (086) 8647166 and remember it’s better to help a little than none at all.

5 Day Weather Forecast.

Today Wednesday 18th January
Today will start out rather dull and damp with outbreaks of light rain and drizzle across the country. However the rain will clear away southeastwards and it should be mostly dry everywhere by the end of the morning with some bright or sunny spells developing. It will turn fresher as the rain clears through and afternoon temperatures will fall to between 6 and 9 degrees. Winds will be moderate to fresh to start but will slacken a little in the south and back southwesterly during the day.


Temperatures will continue to fall through the evening and night and a slight frost will develop towards dawn on Thursday. Frost is most likely in the north and northeast and should only affect areas sheltered from the wind which is expected to veer westerly again and freshen overnight. Most places will be dry tonight but it will be cloudy and misty in the south where there will be some outbreaks of rain and drizzle along with mist and fog on hills. Lowest overnight temperatures 3 to 7 degrees mildest in the south.


Thursday will be a colder day with fresh to strong westerly winds making it feel even colder still. There will be a lot of dry weather but outbreaks of rain and drizzle will affect the north and parts of the east sometimes turning wintry later in the evening. Highest temperatures 6 to 8 degrees.


The outlook for the rest of this week and for next week as well is for very mixed changeable weather with mild wet interludes interspersed by cold wintry spells. Thursday night will be cold to start out and there may be a frost in areas sheltered from the fresh westerly winds. Lowest temperatures will range from 2 to 5 degrees at the start of the night but will rise overnight clearing any frost that does form well before dawn. Most places will be dry overnight but there is a risk of showery outbreaks of rain in the north at first where there is a risk of some wintry spells over the hills and mountains but then rain will become more persistent and extend further south and east towards morning. On Friday it will start dull and damp in parts but it will become drier and milder through the day as winds back to the southwest. It will brighten up in places but in general it will be a rather cloudy day. It will be a mild night on Friday night as temperatures continue to rise through the evening and most places will be dry but again some scattered outbreaks of rain will affect coastal areas of the west and north. On Saturday temperatures are expected to be around normal for the time of year but with fresh westerly breezes it may feel rather cold. Again the west and northwest will see scattered outbreaks of rain but elsewhere should be mainly dry. On Sunday it will be dry in most parts of the country although there could be a spell of rain in the north and west. Temperatures will fall on Sunday night and there could be a frost in places sheltered from the fresh northwest wind. The current indications for the further outlook is for a spell of rainy weather for the early days of next week. Temperatures are likely to be around normal for the time of year with winds generally from the southwest or west..

Smile Awhile.

Paddy McCoy an elderly Irish farmer received a letter from the Department for Work & Pensions stating that they suspected he was not paying his employees the statutory minimum wage and they would send an inspector to interview them.

On the appointed day the inspector turned up.
"Tell me about your staff" he asked Paddy.
"Well" said Paddy "there’s the farm hand I pay him 340 euro a week and he has a free cottage.
Then there’s the housekeeper. She gets 390 euro a week along with free board and lodging.
There’s also the half-wit. He works a 16 hour day does 90% of the work earns about 25 euroa week along with a bottle of whisky and as a special treat occasionally gets to sleep with my wife."

"That’s disgraceful" said the inspector "I need to interview the half-wit."

"That’ll be me then" said Paddy.