Lorrha Notes

Christmas Market & Auction.

Lorrha Development / Tidy Towns Annual Christmas Market and Auction will be held on Sunday 1st December in Lorrha Community Hall. Market commences at 1.00pm with the auction at 2.30pm. Santa will arrive at 3.00pm.
Anyone wishing to donate items for the auction such as fuel, fodder etc. please call (086) 8493595. Anyone wishing to book a table for the market, please call (086) 8647166.

Church News.
Sunday Masses Redwood, 1st & 3rd Saturday’s at 6.30pm, Lorrha, 2nd, 4th & 5th Saturdays at 6.30pm. Rathcabbin, Sunday’s at 11.30am

Week Day Masses Monday 9.30am in Lorrha (no Mass on Bank Holidays)

Intentions: During the month of November people are invited to place their petitions for their departed relatives in boxes provided in the churches.

St. Kieran’s Dish Out Prizes.

St Kierans Care Home Rathcabbin celebrated their annual  Halloween party recently. A raffle was held for Irish Association Lourdes volunteers, with help from Concepta Coughlan. Thanks to everyone who helped and all who bought tickets. 1st prize ..Catherine O’Dwyer Birr –hamper, 2nd prize Baby J. Kelly Birr-  hamper

3rd prize  Marie Blake, Clareen – hamper,  4th prize. Margaret Daly, Banagher  – sweets, 5th prize, Cian Rafferty,  Ballingarry  – sweets,  6th prize, Peter Spain, Birr –sweets. Many thanks to all.

Book Now.

Lorrha Variety Group present the John B. Keane play ‘Sharon’s Grave’ for three nights, on 22nd. 23rd and 24th  November in Lorrha Community Hall. Directed by Phil Quigley, the doors open at 8.00pm and curtains up at 8.30pm. This year is booking only by phoning 087 1601946. Lines open 6pm to 9pm every evening. Adults €10, students €5.

Poets in the Trenches CD

The ‘Poets in the Trenches’ CD which was launched recently in the Thomas MacDonagh Museum was produced by Cloughjordan native Martin Butler who now lives in Boston. The three poets who fought in WW1 were Tom Kettle, Patrick McGill and Francis Lidwedge, The latter who was a close friend of Thomas MacDonagh.
Track 21 on the CD pays tribute to Private Martin O’Meara Victory Cross recipient from Lorrha. Track 11 pays tribute to Sgt. James Somers from Cloughjordan who was also awarded a VC and track 16 pays tribute to another Cloughjordan man Private Martin Butler who lost his life in WW1. Private Butler is granduncle of the producer of the CD. This lovely CD is on sale in The Thomas MacDonagh Heritage Centre which is open all year round on Tues-Thurs 12-4pm, Fri 4-7pm, Sat & Sun 12-4pm.

Annual Christmas Party.

North Tipperary Ploughing annual Christmas party will take place on Saturday December 14th at 7.30pm in The Yanks, Borrisokane. Anyone wishing to attend must book beforehand by calling Denis on (087) 7793719.

Reminder from Gardí.

Gardaí are reminding licensed firearms holders to keep their licences up-to-date following the seizure of a number of firearms in Co. Tipperary two weeks ago.
Gardaí seized the licensed firearms from three people in the county as their licence had expired. The renewal of a licensed firearm is required every three years by completing a Firearms Renewal Form (FCR) which is then submitted to the owner’s local Garda station. Gardaí say that failure to renew your license will result in your firearm being seized and you may not be granted a new one in the future. It is the responsibility of the firearms holder to ensure their license is up-to-date.

Upcycling Your Wardrobe.

Aglish Sociable ladies present Upcycling Your Wardrobe with Donna Cummins from the Zipyard, on Wednesday 20th November at 8.00pm in Aglish Hall. All welcome. Admission members €5, non members €10.

A Night of Celebrations.     

Aglish Sociable Ladies invite you to a night of celebration following a tremendously successful fundraiser by the Sociable Ladies in aid of North Tipp Hospice and Suaimhneas. Join us for the presentation with live music “ceol agus craic” in Aglish Hall on Friday November 29th at 7.30pm. Great night guaranteed.


Fr Ray Kelly will perform in St Joseph’s Church in Moneygall on Sunday night December 1st. Concert commences at 7 pm and doors are open from 6 pm with unreserved seating. Tickets are €20 and we would love to have you join us for an evening of music, hymns and song.


There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €4350. Numbers drawn on 18 November: 4-18-21-28. 2 Match 3’s share €120: Aidan Duffy, Kevin Molloy. Promoters: Jimmy Dunne, John McLeish, Thomas P Cahalan.
Next Monday’s draw will be for a jackpot of €4,500 with a Match 3 pot of €100. Team 2 in charge of the draw; Team 8 on Saturday rota. Thank you for your continued support.

Under 21 Hurling: The U21 ‘B’ Championship match against Portroe was postponed last Thursday due to the weather and has been refixed for Sunday 24th November in Moatfield at 12 noon but it may be subject to change.

Tony Reddin Park: The official renaming of the club grounds in Moatfield to Tony Reddin Park will take place on the evening of Saturday, 7th December at 7.30pm. GAA President John Horan will be present. More details closer to the date

Senior AGM: The Annual General Meeting of Lorrha & Dorrha GAA senior club will take place this year in Rathcabbin Hall on Thursday 19th December at 7.45pm. The meeting will go to Lorrha Hall in 2020, pending the completion of extention work. Nomination and motion forms to be available shortly.

Juvenile AGM: The Annual General Meeting of Lorrha juvenile club will take place in the GAA Centre on Monday 2nd December at 8.00pm. All parents of players, coaches and those interested in generating the next generation of players in the club are invited to attend.

Lotto: The jackpot is at €4,500 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.clubforce.com

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday, 22nd November with Glen Flynn. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.