Lorrha Notes

One year after running a successful fundraising fashion show, St Ruadhans Church Lorrha are glad to report phase 1 of their restoration project is nearing completion. This phase included removing, restoring and replacing all the steel windows.This work was professionally carried out by “APL Stained Glass” Crumlin,Dublin under the guidance of our conservation architect M/s Gerry Mc Manus and in conjunction with the “Built Heritage Investment Scheme”. It is lovely to see all our windows fully glazed and draught proof again. Also disabled access to the Church is greatly improved with the laying of a new tarmacadam path from the road. This path was laid by local tarmacadam company Nay-Tar.

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. This is the group’s tenth year to run such a event and it is the only main fundraiser in the year that the Tidy Towns committee have. Support and help for the event is always appreciated and welcomed. 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 Redwood Church on Saturday 3rd November at 6.30p.m.

Feast of all SaintsThursday 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.

Birthday Greetings.

Congratulations is extended to Kathleen Kennedy, Rathcabbin on the occasion of her 96th birthday. Kathleen will celebrate her birthday this Wednesday 31st October with her family. Many happy returns Kathleen.

Long Tail

The Annual longest tail pheasant competition will be held on Saturday November 3rd and the results will be announced in Kelly’s Rathcabbin later that evening with the prizegiving ceremony. All welcome.

Diary Date.

North Tipperary Ploughing A.G.M. will take place on Wednesday 28th November in the yanks, Borrisokane. All outstanding money is to be returned immediately to the Treasurer Eddie Flynn.


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.