Lorrha Notes


Lorrha Parish Calendar

The Lorrha Parish Calendar is available from the following. Pat Hough, Colettes Hair and Beauty, Lorrha shop, Flynn’s Carrigahorig, Salmons Newsagents, The Boathouse Newsagents, Lorraine’s Hair Salon and O’Meara’s Super Valu, Buckley’s Super Valu in Birr and Heenan’s of  Borrisokane.
If you would like a copy posted to you, email info@ or 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)

Late Pat Poland.

The peaceful death occurred on Thursday December 26th of Pat (Patrick) Poland, Lelagh, Rathcabbin in the wonderful care of the staff of Medical 1, Midlands Regional Hospital, Tullamore. Predeceased by his sisters Eileen, Kathleen, Mary, Roseann and brother Johnny. Pat will be sadly missed by his nieces Phil (Keighery), Josie (Rice), Gertie (Rodgers) and Rosie (Monteith), relatives, neighbours, friends and careers to whom sympathy is offered. After funeral Mass on Saturday morning in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church, Rathcabbin, burial took place in Bonoham Cemetery. May he rest in peace.

North Tipp Ploughing News.

The recent North Tipperary ploughing Christmas party night which took place in The Yanks Borrisokane, was once again well attended. Chairman Ray Clancy thanked everyone for their attendance and all at the Yanks for another fine meal. The chairman congratulated former secretary Laura McKenna on the birth of her baby – Paul, who made a brief appearance on the night, and he extended good wishes to former treasurer Eddie Flynn, Rodeen and Elvina McDermott, Listowel, who were married in Duagh Church, Co. Kerry. ‘Eddie is away in the sun on his honeymoon’ said Ray, ‘and he isn’t thinking of ploughing right now’ he said. In conclusion he wished everyone a great Christmas and a good new year and everyone will be notified of a meeting early in the new year.

Portumna Arts Group Annual Little Christmas

Portumna Arts Group & Shorelines Arts Festival would like to wish all our friends, sponsors, performers, volunteers and audiences a very Happy Christmas! And on the 12th night as is customary, the annual Arts Dinner will take place in Portumna Golf Club Restaurant on Monday, January 6th at 7pm. Buffet Dinner (choices of starter/main/dessert) incl. vegetarian option for just €20. With a complimentary glass of wine, this is an ideal way to celebrate the last day of Christmas.

Booking is essential as numbers are limited. To book: drop your €20 to Noelle in Hayes & Hayes totalhealth Pharmacy or Jackie in the Beehive or Joan in the Credit Union by 31st December. All are welcome to join us to celebrate another super year for Shorelines and the arts in Portumna. Any queries: Call 085-1925466.

Good Wishes.

This correspondent would like to take this opportunity to wish all parishioners and readers both at home and abroad, a happy and healthy New Year. Many thanks to all who contributed to the notes during 2019 and don’t forget, if you want something included in the Lorrha Notes, please email all details and please give your name to  roselmannion@yahoo.ie or text (086) 8647166 before 10.00am on Monday of each week. Good wishes to all.