Lorrha Notes

Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal on collection day at Scoil Lua Naofa. Also in the photo is school principal Olive O’Meara Deputy Caroline O’Donoghue Patrice Murray Martina Duggan.

Church News.

Prayers in Lorrha Cemerary on November 27th after 10.30a.m. Mass. Christmas Stations commence this Wednesday 23rd November in Redwood Church Lorrha Church Thursday 24th and Rathcabbin Church Friday 25th. Mass each evening at 7.30p.m. with confessions beforehand.


Sympathy is extended to Mary Dolan and family Lorrha and Carmel Lambe and family Redwood on the death of their mother Winifred Mooney Clareen which occurred on Wednesday 16th in her 92nd year in the care of the Matron and staff of St. Kieran’s Nursing home Rathcabbin. After funeral Mass on Friday 18th in Seir Kieran’s Church Clareen burial took place afterwards in Seir Kieran’s Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Well Done.

Congratulations is extended to Lorrha Development Association/ Tidy Towns committee who for the second year running scooped the Outstanding Achievement Award for North Tipperary. The award which was presented by CAVA Community and Voluntary award’s for 2011 in Newport Community Centre on Friday night last also brought the Environment Award to Lorrha. The committee express thanks to everyone who helped in whatever way throughout the year to achieve this wonderful recognition for the village. Well done to all concerned.


Lorrha Variety Groups present a three act comedy ‘Widows Paradise’ by Belfast playwrite Sam Cree in St. Ruadhan’s Community Hall for three nights only November 25th 26th and 27th . Doors open at 8p.m. with curtains up at 8.30.

Golf Outing.

The local RAGS golf outing is on Sat 26th November at Portumna golf club – tee-time 10am to 11am.

Christmas Market & Auction.

Preparations for the Lorrha Christmas market and Auction on Sunday December 4th is well under way. There will be plenty of stalls from home baking to Christmas fare work tools for the men and face painting for the young people and much more too. Why not come along purchase your Christmas needs and support locally. Raffle for a hamper and the Lorrha Parish Calendar for 2012 will also be on sale. Teas and refreshments will be available. On auction on the day will be timber briquettes turf animal feed signed Tipperary Jersey work promise which includes painting baby sitting odd jobs carpentary work and school grinds. All money raised goes back into the ongoing work in Lorrha Village. Anyone requiring further information contact Rose on (086) 8647166. Your support is appreciated.

Special Visit.

Santa Clause will make a special visit to Lorrha on Sunday December 4th at 3.00p.m. to meet all the boys and girls and find out what they want for christmas. There will be helper elves on hand to take a photo with your camera.

Children’s Singing Circle.

Children’s singing circle will take place on Saturday 26th November from 3 to 5.00p.m. in Kelly’s Rathcabbin. All children welcome.

Great Success.

The first of the adult singing circle nights took place on Saturday night last in Kellys Rathcabbin and proved to be a tremendous success. Darina and helpers wishes to thank everyone who participated. Watch this space for details of the next session.

Dancing Practice.

Ceile dance practice will take place on Monday nights from 9 to 10p.m. in Kellys Rathcabbin with Mary McGeeney at the helm. The next dance night will be Monday night December 5th from 8.30 to 10 p.m. and all are invited to come along especially beginners.

Bereavement Awareness.

A presentation and reflection will be held on Tuesday November 29th in the GAA Pavilion in Cloughjordan from 8 to 9.15p.m. This will be led by Fionnuala Glynn. All are welcome.

Come Dancing.

Old time dancing continues this Friday night in Lorrha GAA clubhouse with music provided by Teddy and Cathal Barry from 9.30p.m. to 12.30p.m.

Portumna Youth Café Reminder.

The sign out Youth Café are holding a Graffiti Design Workshop on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th November. The cost for members and non-members is 25 euro per person. Application forms are available at Sign Out or contact (087) 6779267 or (086) 2051346.
Anyone interested in Drama with Marion? Here again application forms are available in Sign Out or contact the above mobiles.

Craft Fair.

Come and join us Sunday 27th from 12pm in the new venue – Town Hall! Support the scouts with their refreshments the TY students with their gifts along with a full house of stalls for all your christmas shopping. Entertainment at 3pm with the Stephanie Power School of Irish Dance & at 4pm with the talented OMNA singers.

Christmas Tree of Remembrance.

The Nenagh branch of North Tipperary Hospice are organising a 2011 Christmas Tree of Remembrance to remember our deceased loved ones and families. The tree will be placed on the steps of the Court House Banba Sq. Nenagh. Special envelopes will be printed and distributed by Nenagh Guardian on November 16th and will also be available at local churches for people to contribute a small donation. Envelopes can be returned to B.O.I. A.I.B. T.S.B. Ulster Bank all Nenagh up until 4p.m. Friday 2nd December. Turning on of the Light Ceremony will take place on 4th. Dec. at 5.30p.m. at the Court House. A light will shine for each request all proceeds go to North Tipperary Hospice.

5 Day Weather Forecast.

Today Wednesday 23rd.
Mostly dry in parts of the east and south today with some bright spells but rain will become widespread through Connaught Ulster and possibly parts of west Munster with some heavy falls in northwestern areas. Breezy and mild with top temperatures of 11 to 13 degrees.

Mild tonight with further rain mainly through the west and north with some low cloud and fog on higher ground but drier in the east and south. Becoming windy by morning as southerly winds increase very strong and gusty. Overnight lows of 9 to 11 degrees.

Very windy tomorrow with strong to gale force southerly winds and some gusts of 80 to 110km/hr in some exposed parts of the west and north. Dry in many areas during the morning but heavy rain developing through the west and northwest in the afternoon will extend to remaining areas during the evening or early tomorrow night. Top temperatures of 11 to 13 degrees.


Heavy rain will clear eastwards on Thursday night with colder clearer weather with scattered showers following. The Strong and blustery westerly winds will moderate overnight and there may be some ground frost in sheltered places around dawn. Cold and bright on Friday with sunny spells and occasional heavy rain or hail showers mostly in parts of the west and north. Top temperatures about 6 or 7 in some northern areas but 10 or 11 in parts of the south and southeast where it should be mostly dry. Cold early Friday night but milder weather will return overnight and for the weekend. Windy on Saturday with rain in the west and north spreading into eastern and southern areas later in the day or early Saturday night and becoming very windy for a time but the wet and very windy weather will clear overnight to give a cooler but bright mostly dry day on Sunday with winds moderating through the morning.

Smile Awhile.

A lawyer and a senior citizen are sitting next to each other on a long flight. The lawyer is thinking that seniors are so dumb that he could get one over on them easy so the lawyer asked if the senior would like to play a fun game. The senior is tired so he politely declined and tried to catch a few winks. The lawyer persisted saying that the game is a lot of fun. “I will ask you a question and if you don’t know the answer you pay me only 5 euro. Then you ask me one and if I don’t know the answer I will pay you 500 euro” he said. This caught the senior’s attention and to keep the lawyer quiet he agreed to play the game. The lawyer asked the first question.

“What’s the distance from the Earth to the Moon?”

The senior doesn’t say a word but reached into his pocket pulled out a five euro note and handed it to the lawyer. Now it’s the senior’s turn. He asked the lawyer

“What goes up a hill with three legs and comes down with four?”

The lawyer used his laptop and searched all references he can find on the Net. He sent e-mails to all of his smart friends; all to no avail. After an hour of searching he finally gave up.
He woke the senior and handed him 500 euro. The senior pocketed the 500 euro and went right back to sleep. The lawyer is going nuts not knowing the answer. He woke the senior up and asked “’Well so what goes up a hill with three legs and comes down with four?”
The senior reached into his pocket handed the lawyer 5 euro and went back to sleep..