Lorrha Notes

At a coffee morning for Rathcabbin Cardiac Responders on Sunday last, Patrick O Brien presents a pumpkin from his garden as a raffle prize to Marilyn Hogan with  Marian Tooher, Rathcabbin Responders (centre).

Rathcabbin Players.

Rathcabbin players will hold a complete group meeting in Rathcabbin Hall this Wednesday night the 24th at 8.30pm.to discuss participation, dates d other topics for the groups forthcoming play. On Tuesday night October 30th, producer Marian Frawley will be in attendance in Rathcabbin Hall at 8.30pm do decide on a production and to do readings. The committee look forward to seeing all members in attendance on both nights.

Date for Your Diary

Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns Annual Christmas market and Auction will take place as usual on the first Sunday in December which this year is December 2nd. Anyone willing to help out on the day please let one of the committee know. More details later.

Church News.

Please Note that all details of Mass times, dates and contact numbers are detailed on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie under local info and Churches. Vigil Mass in  Lorrha Church on Saturday, 27th  October at 6.30p.m.

NOTE:  During month of October we will pray the  Rosary before Masses in the parish. (Vigil and Sunday).
For Your Diary: Feast of all Saints Masses: Wednesday 31st Oct.Vigil Mass in Kilbarron at 8:00pm
Feast of all Saints
Thursday 1st November, Mass in Lorrha at 10:00am and Borrisokane at 7:30pm.
Feast of all Souls
Friday 2nd November, Mass in Borrisokane at 10:00am and in Rathcabbin at 7:30pm.
During the month of November people are invited to  place their petitions for their departed relatives in boxes provided in the churches.

Please Take Note: 

The ideal time to book Anniversary/ Month’s Mind Masses/ Baptisms etc is after the weekend Masses in the relevant churches. Outside that time contact the parish office or either priests whose numbers appear on the newsletter or on the Lorrha parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie


You are warmly invited to “Conversation Evenings” in the Killaloe diocese at venues and dates below.

An evening to explore where we are at this juncture as Church.  How are we at this present time, post-referendum, post-diocesan changes, post-papal visit, post-World Meeting of Families.  Where are we regarding faith, belief, prayer, spirituality.  How do we feel at this point in time?  What direction are we going?  Where can we find God in all that’s happening?  -After an opening prayer  and a brief introduction there will be an opportunity for discussion, opinion, sharing and conversation.  All are welcome to attend. The gatherings are not intended to discuss Church Structures.

We have had many such gatherings already to do that.  It is more about how we are as a faith community in the light of the eventful year we have just had.  *Monday, October 22nd – Killaloe Hotel, – 8.00 pm – for East Clare/Limerick/some Tipperary,  *Wednesday, October 24th – Obama Plaza, Moneygall – 8.00 pm – for all South Offaly/some Tipperary

Small Groups Formation.

Bishop Fintan is interested in forming small groups across the Diocese that would be interested in exploring a spirituality of creation through talks, walks and other activities. For more information contact Fr. Ger FitzGerald at 085-2105450

or Peadar Kirby at the Cloughjordan Eco Village at peadar.kirby@gmail.com


Birthday Greetings.

While we extend many congratulations to Kathleen Houlihan, Lorrha on the occasion of her  96th birthday last Friday 19th. October, we also offer sympathy to her on the death of her brother Peter Marmion which occurred in Trim, Co. Meath on Thursday last 18th Oct.  After funeral Mass in The Church of The Assumption, Kiltale on Saturday last, burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Redwood NS Open Evening.

Our Open Evening  will be held on  Thursday, 15th November at 7p.m.

This is a great opportunity to visit the school, meet with the teachers, view the resources in the school and see the variety of activities carried out during the school year.  Enrolment forms are available from the school now or can be downloaded from our website www.redwoodns.ie. If any parents would like to arrange a private viewing of the school and to meet the teachers please contact the school on 090 9747186 to arrange an appointment.


Commiserations to the Lorrha camogie junior ‘B’ team who lost to Knockavilla in the re-play of the Junior ‘B’ final on Sunday last. Hard luck girls.


When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the new 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. Many thanks for your continued support.

Date for your Diary.

A fundraising concert will be held in St. Brendan’s Church, Birr on Thursday 6th December with Michael English. Proceeds from this fundraiser will be divided between five different charities, St. Brendan’s Church, Birr Responders, Billy Goulding, Birr Mental Health, Offaly & Westmeath Hospice. Tickets are priced at €25.00 each and are available from Ann Delahunt Smyth on (087) 9625218.


Under 21 Hurling: Lorrha will play Borris-Ileigh in the quarter final of the North ‘B’ Hurling Championship next Sunday 28th October in Nenagh at 2.00pm.

Juvenile Coaches: Anyone interested in getting involved with helping juvenile teams in 2019 are asked to contact Tommy Kennedy 0879191689.

Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw: Thanks to all our subscribers and all promoters are asked to bring their accounts up to date ahead of the AGM.

Camogie: Hard luck to the Junior ‘B’ Camogie team in the County final replay against Knockavilla last Sunday; a brave effort.

Cumann na mBunscol: Congratulations to Rathcabbin NS on their recent North Football final victory over Dunkerrin NS last week and have progressed to the County final after defeating Burncourt NS in the semi-final last Tuesday.

Senior AGM: The Annual General Meeting has been fixed for Tuesday 18th December in the GAA Centre at 7.45pm.

Lotto: The jackpot is €7,200 with a Match 3 pot of €140. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday to the music of Declan Aungier. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

Sympathy: Lorrha GAA Club would like to sympathise with the Dolan family, Lissernane, on the death of Bridie Cosgrove, Shinrone, who passed away recently. May she rest in peace.