Lorrha Notes

Rathcabbin Players are busy rehearsing for their forthcoming production of Jimmy Keary’s three act comedy ‘Better Late Than Never’ on the last week-end in January and the first week-end in February. Watch this space for further details.

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.

Late Mary O’Brien.

The death took place on Friday December 7th of Mary O’Brien, Cullagh, Rathcabbin. Mary who was 84 years of age, passed away suddenly in St. Kieran’s Care Home, just down the road from where she was born and raised and just like how she would have wanted it to happen. A little woman with a big heart, Mary was well known in the locality. She took over the housekeeping duties after the death of her mother who was also Mary, looking after her brothers and she always had the kettle on the boil so she could make a cup of tea and have a chat with all who called to her house. She loved to knit and her Tipperary scarves and hats was her trademark.
Predeceased by her mother Mary, father Patrick, brothers Edward, Johnny and Joseph, she is survived by her sister Martha, brothers Patrick, Jimmy and Michael, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, neighbours and many friends to whom sympathy is offered.
After funeral Mass in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church Rathcabbin, burial took place in Bonoham Cemetery. May she rest in peace.
Mary’s Months Memory Mass will be celebrated in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church Rathcabbin on Sunday January 6th at 11.30am.

Card Game Results.

The results from the Progressive 25 Christmas special card game which took place in Rathcabbin Hall on Dec. 28th are in 1st place on 12 games was Tony and Mary Larkin, while on joint 2nd on 11 games was Michael Stevens and Brendan Sullivan and the Kelly brothers Pat and Paul. In the last game was Mick Reddin and Michael O’Brien. There was two table prizes and they were won by Liam Dermody and Pat Burke also, Michael and Mary Moran.
The Rathcabbin card committee would like to thank everyone for their support and the numerous sponsors of the raffle prizes.

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.