Lorrha Notes

A Happy and healthy New Year to all readers of lorrhadorrha.ie

2019 Lorrha Parish Calendar.

The 2019 Lorrha Dorrha calendar can be purchased in The Friar’s Tavern, Colettes Hair Salon, Pat Hough’s Pub, Shop, Flynns of Carrigahorig, Ferry Service Station, Ferry Inn.  Portumna: O’Meara’s Super Valu, Lorraine’s Hair Salon, Salmons Newsagents, Boathouse. Birr: Buckley’s Super Valu and Heenan’s Borrisokane.  As usual the calendar is packed from cover to cover with photographs from the past and the present. A lovely present for those living away or just a treasured keepsake

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.

Fundraising Raffle.

Rathcabbin Community Hall Ltd. are holding a raffle to raise funds to keep the hall open into the future.  Locals will be selling tickets (€5) over the coming weeks and the draw will take place on Sun 3rd Feb. in the hall.
Please support this wonderful community resource in our parish. Tickets can also be purchased by contacting Muireann Brophy.
Thank you to our generous prize sponsors, 1st Prize: Eoin Smyth, T&T Contractors, 2nd Prize: Keith Naylor, Naytar, 3rd Prize: Ciaran Young, Hire Agri.

Local Link New Bus Service

Serving Lorrha to Birr on Fridays. This new service will also cover the following areas to Birr every Friday, Lorrha, Moatfield, Redwood, Rathcabbin, Killeen(Riverstown), Birr.
First pick up in Lorrha at 10am & drop off 11am. Departing Birr at 2pm (times are approximate). This is a demand responsive & door to door service which means passengers wishing to travel can register with us & book their trip. Please contact us on 076-106-6140 to register or to receive more information about this service or existing services in your area.

Easter 2019 Pilgrimage.

St. Pio Easter Pilgrimage to San Giovanni Rotondo and Benevento from April 22nd for 4 nights €649 per person sharing and included Airport transfers with guide assistance. One night in Benevento, 3 nights in San Giovanni Rotondo full board. For bookings or enquiries call group leader Michael O’Connor on (087) 2677656.


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.

Portumna Arts Group Annual Celebration

6.30pm – Sunday 6th January in The Ferry Inn Restaurant, Lorrha. And on the 12th night as is customary, the annual Arts Dinner will take place in The Ferry Inn Restaurant.. An ideal way to celebrate the last day of Christmas. 2 Courses €20 / 3 Courses €24 (extensive menu choices incl. vegetarian option).
Booking is essential though as we have to know numbers in advance: drop your €20/€24 (in an envelope with your name on it please) to Noelle in Hayes & Hayes Pharmacy or Jackie in the Beehive by 31st December. Any questions: 085-1925466.

GAA News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €8,550. Numbers drawn on 26 December were: 2-6-8-12. 5 Match 3’s share €100: Kitty Kennedy, Geraldine Ryan, John Kennedy, Dan Dunne & A&B Corcoran. Next draw on New Years Eve (Mondau night) for a jackpot of €8,700 with a Match 3 pot of €100 so make sure you are in the draw.
Thank you for your continued support and we wish all our lotto players a Happy New Year.
Lorrha Dorrha GAA Club member registration is now open for the 2019 season.  Here’s looking forward to a successful 2019 for us all…