Lorrha Notes

Members of Lorrha Variety Group cast Suzanne Kenny James Heenan Mark Houlihan David Wakefield who appear in their forthcoming production.

Church News.

Visit to the Cemeteries with prayers for the dead will be held in Bonaham Cemetery on Sunday 20th. November and in Lorrha Cemetery the following Sunday November 27th after 10.30a.m. Mass.
Christmas Stations commence on Wednesday 23rd November.

Widows Paradise.

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. So mark the date in your diary. You will not want to miss out on this performance.

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. Raffle for a hamper and the Lorrha Parish Calendar for 2012 will also be on sale. Teas and refreshments will be available. Many thanks to those who have donated timber for the auction and our thanks to those who have volunteered their time to cutting and splitting. Anyone who would like to donate timber or anything at all please call Louis on (086) 8493595 or Joe on (087) 9673124. Also going under the hammer will be animal feed a signed Tipperary Jersey work promise which includes painting baby sitting odd jobs carpentary work and school grinds. If you would like to donate a day’s promise for the auction please call the above. All money raised goes back into the ongoing work in Lorrha Village.

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.


The North Tipperary Ploughing Association will hold their Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 16th November 9 pm Rathcabbin Hall. On the 26th November it is proposed to hold a Novice ploughing match and anyone who would like to participate in this event should contact a member of the committee as soon as possible for further information.

Apostolic Society.

The Lorrha Apostolic Society group are holding their Annual Christmas draw on Thursday night 15th. December in St. Ruadhan’s community hall. Members of the committee are presently out and about selling 2 euro lines and they will be calling from house to house in the parish asking for your support. Please do be as generous as you can when they call to you.

Come Dancing.

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

New Arrival.

Congratulations and best wishes is extended to John and Grainne Moylan Cullagh on the birth of their baby girl recently. A little sister for Conor and Aoife. Many best wishes to all the family.


On Wednesday Nov. 9th the active retirement group enjoyed a beautifully presented lunch in The Shed. Thanks to Denis and Lil and staff for a great meal and great hospitality. Lively music followed by the ever popular Pat Conlon. Thanks to all who supported the lunch and thanks to all who prepared the shoeboxes for our recent appeal.

Circuit Class With A Twist. Reminder.

New circuit classes coming to Moatfield which will include vibroplates the all new Ab Glider total core kettlebells medicine balls along with much much more. The classes will run for November December and January and will cost €5 per night. Induction will be provided and BMI testing will also be available for clients. If interested please call Noel (087)6176472 or Elaine (087)1357080 for more details.

Singing Circle.

A singing circle venture will commence in Kellys Rathcabbin on Saturday night 19th November at 10p.m. All singers welcome and all musicians are also invited to come along.

Dancing Classes.

Ceili dancing classes with Mary McGeeney are held on the first Monday of each month in Kellys Rathcabbin from 8.30 to 10p.m. Practice will be held on the other three Monday nights from 9 to 10p.m. All are welcome especially beginners.

Irish Writers Centre in Portumna

On Thursday November 17th at 7.30pm Portumna will host a reading as part of the Irish Writers’ Centre Peregrine Readings. This event will feature the writers Ivy Bannister Liam Carson and Henry McDonald in the Church of Ireland Portumna. Admission is €5 and promoted locally by Portumna Arts Group and sponsored by the Arts Council. The theme for this event will be focused on Memoir. All welcome.

Portumna Youth Café

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.

5 Day Weather Forecast.

Today November 16th
Some dry spells in the morning but generally cloudy with patches of rain and drizzle becoming more widespread and persistent. The rain will turn quite heavy and possibly thundery in the east and southeast this afternoon and evening also with a risk of some spot flooding. Top temperatures 10 to 13 C.

Further heavy rain in eastern areas early tonight but this will die out after midnight. Otherwise a mild and a misty night with patches of drizzle and fog in places. Lowest temperatures 6 to 10 C.


It will become very windy and very wet tomorrow in all parts of the country. Strong and gusty southerly winds will develop in the morning and spells of heavy rain will spread from the south and southwest. Top temperatures 11 to 14 C.


General : Changeable. Temperatures will be slightly above normal on Friday and over the weekend with daily maxima in the range 10 to 13 C. ( normal values are 9 to 11 C.) But it will be unsettled initially with some heavy rain at times during Thursday night Friday and for a time on Saturday. Then drier weather is expected to develop later Saturday and continue through Sunday. Cool Saturday night with possibly some grass frost but the other nights should be mild. Thursday night : It will windy and very wet overnight Thursday night with strong and gusty southerly winds and spells of heavy rain in many places with a risk of some spot flooding. Lowest temperatures of 8 to 11 C. FRIDAY: Staying mostly cloudy on Friday with further outbreaks of rain heavy at times with southern and western areas most at risk and in these parts some further spot flooding is possible. Winds fresh southerly. SATURDAY: A damp morning in places with some further rain but present indications suggest that this rain will clear away to the east in the afternoon. Drier brighter weather with sunny spells already in western areas will spread eastwards. Cool overnight with some mist and fog forming and possibly some grass frost also. SUNDAY: Mist and fog clearing to give a bright mainly dry day with sunny spells in most places but some rain may develop overnight.

Smile Awhile.

Two Mexicans are stuck in the desert after crossing into the United States wandering aimlessly and starving. They are about to just lie down and wait for death when all of a sudden Luis says………

"Hey Pepe do you smell what I smell. Ees bacon I theenk."

"Is Luis eet sure smells like bacon. "

With renewed hope they struggle up the next sand dune & there in the distance is a tree loaded with bacon.

There’s raw bacon there’s fried bacon back bacon double smoked bacon ….. Every imaginable kind of cured pork.

"Pepe Pepe we ees saved. Ees a bacon tree."

"Luis maybe ees a meerage? We ees in the desert don’t forget."

"Pepe since when deed you ever hear of a meerage that smell like bacon…ees no meerage ees a bacon tree."

And with that Luis staggers towards the tree. He gets to within 5 metres Pepe crawling close behind when suddenly a machine gun opens up and Luis drops like a wet sock. Mortally wounded he warns Pepe with his dying breath

"Pepe…. Go back man you was right ees not a bacon tree!"

"Luis Luis MI amigo… What ees it? "

"Pepe.. Ees not a bacon tree. Ees



Ees a ham bush…."