Lorrha Notes

The Lorrha Parish Calendar is now on sale throughout the parish. Further information from (090) 9747893 / (090) 9747972 / (086) 8647166 or email: info@

Lorrha GAA club launched the "Car Draw" fundraiser recently with William Harding (Treasurer) Ken Hogan and Seamus Deely (Chairman) posing with the car for this photo. First prize is a VW Polo car and there will be two prizes of a flat screen TV. Tickets cost 20 euro each or three for 50 euro.


Sympathy is extended to Gertie O’Meara and family Lorrha on the death of her brother Bill Feehan Roscrea. After funeral Mass in St. Cronan’s Church on Wednesday December 7th burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.
Sympathy is extended to Patsy Hoctor and family Rathcabbin on the death of her aunt Kitty Hanley which took place in Limerick last week after a long life of 99 years. Burial took place on Thursday December 8th in Dromcollogher Limerick. May she rest in peace. Sympathy is also extended to Phil Molloy and family Lorrha on the death of her sister Nora Flynn Loughrea. After funeral Mass in the Church of the Holy Family Duniry on Friday December 9th burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.

2012 Calendar.

The Lorrha Parish Calendar is now on sale throughout the parish and can be purchased in Pat Hough’s Pub Colettes Hair Salon Ferry Service Station Ferry Inn Lorrha Kellys and Brophys Rathcabbin Super Valu Lorraine’s Hair Salon Portumna The calendar as usual is packed from cover to cover with photos some from the past and some from the present. A collectors item the calendar makes an ideal Christmas gift whether living at home or abroad.

Good Wishes.

Lorrha Development Association / Tidy Towns committee wish to take this opportunity to wish each and everyone a happy Christmas with many blessings throughout 2012. Many thanks to all who helped and supported in so many ways throughout the year which is most appreciated. Do please keep up the good will and work in keeping our lovely village looking its best throughout the New Year.


A fundraising raffle will be held on Sunday night December 18th in Brophy’s Rathcabbin from 9.30p.m. There will be sing song craic and music on the night and proceeds will go to the St. Vincent De Paul Society.

Circuit Classes

Circuit classes continue on Monday and Wednesday nights in the GAA Complex in Moatfield from 7-8pm and 8-9pm. Classes cost €5 per night. Induction and BMI testing is also available free of charge. Come along on the night or call Elaine on (087) 1357080 for more information.

Date For Your Diary.

Rathcabbin Players turn their thoughts to fun and comedy and are rehearsing at present for their staging of the Cooney comedy “Tom Dick and Harry” which will be staged in Rathcabbin Hall on the week-end of Thursday January 26th to Sunday 29th inclusive and again the following week-end February 3rd to 5th. incl. Booking details later. Do note the dates in your diary as you will not want to miss this laugh a minute comedy.

Retirement Function Reminder.

A retirement function will be held on Friday night December 16th for former Rathcabbin N.S. principal Tom Kennedy who retired last June after 23 years teaching in the school. A children’s Christmas Mass of thanksgiving will be celebrated in the Church at 7.30 p.m. followed by refreshments and presentation in the hall afterwards. All are welcome past pupils and parishioners from near or far to attend. Please note the change in time to 7.30p.m.

Change Of Date.

Lorrha Apostolic Society will hold their raffle on Friday night 16th in St. Ruadhan’s Community Hall Lorrha at 8p.m. Please note the change of night to Friday 16th.

Table Quiz.

Lorrha/Dorrha Historical Society are having a fundraising table quiz in Maher’s Shed on Sat Dec 17th Dec at 8.45p.m. Table of four 40euros (10 euros each) students 20euros (5euros each). Quizmaster is Aidan McIntyre. All proceeds go towards proposed Green way Ormond way walk through parish.

Dancing Continues.

Set Dancing with Mary McGeeney continues in Kellys Rathcabbin on Monday night’s from 7.30 to 9p.m. Practice every second week also.

Darts Tournament.

A one day darts tournament will be held in Kellys Rathcabbin on New Years Day commencing at 2.30p.m. Entry 10 euro. Cash prizes for 1st 2nd and 3rd place. All welcome.

Good Wishes.

The Committee of St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association would like to wish all our members their families friends and supporters a very peaceful Christmas and a Happy New Year. We would also like to thank everyone who helped and supported us during the past year. There are so many it would be impossible to name each one but you all know who you are. It means a great deal to us all. See you all in 2012.

5 Day Weather Forecast.

Today Tuesday 13th Dec.

Stormy conditions will ease tonight. Very cold with falls of rain sleet and wet snow in some northern areas occasional wintry showers elsewhere some of snow mostly on higher ground. Becoming mostly dry in the midlands and east for a time but later tonight the danger of wintry showers returns. Overnight lows of +1 to or -1 with frost and icy stretches likely.


Cold tomorrow with bright spells and scattered wintry showers through Connaught and Ulster but some more prolonged rain in parts of Munster and Leinster during the day with some of sleet or snow for a time in the morning. Top afternoon temperatures of 3 to 7 degrees highest in the southwest.


Wednesday night will be bitterly cold with temperatures between zero and minus 3 degrees leading to some frost and icy patches. There will be clear spells and some wintry showers mainly in the North and West. There’s also the risk of some sleety rain or snow and strong winds in the far Southwest and South for a time early in the night. Thursday will start off largely dry bright and cold. Outbreaks of rain sleet and snow are expected to move up from the South during the day though Ulster may stay mainly dry. There is also the risk of very windy or stormy conditions developing especially in Southern and Midland areas though there is a chance that the storm may pass to the South and miss us. Friday looks to be very cold and blustery with strong and gusty west to northwest winds. There will be sunshine and occasional wintry showers with falls of sleet and snow most frequent in the North and West. The cold and blustery North to Northwesterly airflow looks like persisting for Saturday with further wintry showers and frost and icy patches at night.

Smile Awhile.

The Banking Crisis simply explained…

Young Paddy bought a donkey from a farmer for 100 euro. The farmer agreed to deliver the donkey the next day..
The next day he drove up and said ‘Sorry son but I have some bad news. The donkey died.’
Paddy replied ‘Well then just give me my money back.’ The farmer said ‘Can’t do that. I’ve already spent it.’
Paddy said ‘OK then just bring me the dead donkey.’ The farmer asked ‘What are you going to do with him?’
Paddy said ‘I’m going to raffle him off.’ The farmer said ‘You can’t raffle a dead donkey!’
Paddy said ‘Sure I can. Watch me.. I just won’t tell anybody he’s dead.’
A month later the farmer met up with Paddy and asked ‘What happened with that dead donkey?’
Paddy said ‘I raffled him off. I sold 500 tickets at two euro a piece and made a profit of 998 euro.
The farmer said ‘Didn’t anyone complain?’ Paddy said ‘Just the guy who won. So I gave him his two euro back.’

Paddy now works for the Royal Bank of Scotland