Lorrha Notes

Padraig O’Meara explains to Conor O’Raghallaigh Director of the National Parks and Wildlife Services why Lorrha Bog should be left to it’s owners before he hands over a letter that the Lorrha Bog Action Group sent to Minister Jimmy Deenihan earlier that week. Mr. O’Raghallaigh along with three other Government Officials were visiting the Portumna bogs recently.


A group of concerned turf cutters from Lorrha and Portumna met recently with Munster MEP Sean Kelly to discuss the future of turf cutting in their area. Pictured seated with Mr. Kelly is John O’Meara and from left standing Rose Mannion Padraig O’Meara P.J. Nevin Eileen Mannion Martin O’Donoghue and Dermot Moran (Portumna) Orla Mannion.
Widows Paradise.

The count down has commenced for the forthcoming production of the Lorrha Variety Groups three act comedy ‘Widows Paradise’ by Belfast playwrite Sam Cree which will go on stage in St. Ruadhan’s Community Hall for three nights only November 25th 26th and 27th . So mark the date in your diary. You will not want to miss out on this performance.

Christmas Market & Auction.

Sunday December 4th is the date for the Lorrha Christmas Market and auction. Anyone wishing to enter a produce stall please call Mary Walsh on (090) 9747196. If you have any unwanted good clean childrens toys unwanted gift sets ornaments etc. that you would like to donate to a bric a brac stall please let Mary know. Items must be saleable or can be used in a raffle. Anyone who can spare a hour or so to help would be welcome.
The auction of fuel fodder signed Tipperary Jersey work promise etc. gets under way also on the same day. Anyone who has any item to donate for this auction can contact Louis on (086) 8493595 or Joe on ( 087) 9673124. 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.


Many thanks to everyone who donated their unwanted clothes to the collection taken up recently. If you have clothes shoes etc that you forgot or was unable to get to the collection points you can still do so before collection day Saturday 12th.

Forthcoming A.G.M.

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.

Come Dancing.

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

Duck Race.

Lorrha/Rathcabbin Angling Club held their duck race on Sunday 30th October It was a huge success. Ist 300euro Eoghan Walker 2nd 200euros Oisin Slevin 3rd 100euros Ollie Darcy Thanks to all who sold and bought tickets and to Mahers for providing refreshments afterwards.

Gun Club

Lorrha/Rathcabbin Gun Club held their long-tail pheasant competition in Mahers on November 1st The winner was Pat O’Meara with 37 1/2inches. Thanks to Mahers for providing food afterwards.

Circuit Class With A Twist.

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.

From Heartbreak To Hope.

Borrisokane Bereavement Support Group will host a talk by Christy Kenneally ‘From Heartbreak to Hope’ – coping with Loss in a Time of Change in the Clarke Memorial Hall Borrisokane on Monday night 14th at 8p.m. Admission is free. Donations welcome on the night.


There are places available for the Mid Western Regional Christmas Lunch and Party which is taking place in the Woodlands Hotel Adare on Sunday 27th November 2011 from 12.30pm to 5.30pm. The cost is €25.00 and transport will be provided. Pat and Richie will be providing the music for the afternoon. Please contact either Betty on 087 666 7374 or Nancy on 087 761 3458 re tickets for this event.

The Active Retirement Ireland National Raffle tickets are still on sale. The cost per ticket is €3.00. There are 6 tickets in a book. From the sale of these tickets between €7.50. and €10.50. per book comes back to our club here in Lorrha. First prize is €3000.00. cash. The draw will take place on 15th December 2011 in Dublin. Please help by supporting your local club

Get to know your local walks @ Lough Derg House in Dromineer on the 10th of November at 2p.m

North Tipperary Trails Group has been working to develop and improve walks in North Tipperary over the last number of years. The Trails Group is made up of representatives from agencies such as North Tipperary LEADER North Tipperary County Council Shannon Development and the Rural Recreation Officer for County Tipperary. Community groups Coillte FÁS The Rural Social Scheme and land owners throughout the county have also played an important role in this process.
In 2009 over 830000 overseas visitors to Ireland participated in hiking and hill walking and spent an estimated €494million. In North Tipperary the choice of walks developed and enhanced in recent times means there is an opportunity to tap into this market. The Trails Group would like to showcase the range of walks (national looped national linear and community walks) that are now available in North Tipperary. Service Providers in North Tipperary are therefore invited to a presentation on these walks in order to become familiar with them and promote them to attract visitors.
You are invited to Lough Derg House in Dromineer on Thursday the 10th of November at 2p.m – 3.30p.m. Light refreshments will be served and there will be a short presentation on the walks and the benefits they can have to your business. This session will include a short walk of a section of the Lough Derg Waymarked Way which is close to Dromineer.
Please advise if you are able to attend by emailing aine.mccarthy@northtippcoco.ie or phoning 067 44522 or if you have any queries in relation to this event.

5 Day Weather Forecast

Today Wednesday 9th will be cloudy again with scattered outbreaks of rain and drizzle continuing througout the day. Highest temperatures of 12 or 13 degrees with southeasterly breezes.

The weather will clear from the west this evening and the cloud will break up overnight. Lowest temperatures around 7 or 8 degrees.
Tomorrow Thursday 10th

Tomorrow will be generally dry and bright with good sunny spells.


Friday morning will start off dry for most of the country. Rain will develop in the southwest of Munster by midday and during the afternoon the rain will spread into the rest of Munster Connacht and Leinster. It will become windy during the afternoon as rain spreads up across the country. However it will remain dry over most of Ulster until evening time. Overnight Friday the rain will generally clear. The weather improves through Saturday. After a cloudy damp start to Saturday it gradually dries out as the winds turn southeasterly. Saturday night will be clear and the weather looks good for Sunday. Temperatures will reach 14 or 15 degrees on Sunday with bright spells of sunshine. High pressure settling close to Ireland will bring dry settled weather for first half of next week. Most days will be bright and sunny with temperatures around 11 or 12 degrees. There will be some frost at night but it wont be too severe.

Smile Awhile.


Yesterday I answered a knock on the door only to be
Confronted by a well-dressed young man carrying a vacuum cleaner.
"Good morning" said the young man. "If I could take a couple of
minutes of your time
I would like to demonstrate the very
you have atleast seen my demonstration." And with that he emptied a bucket of
horse manure on to my hallway carpet.
"If this vacuum cleaner does not remove all traces of this horse manure from your carpet Madam I will personally eat the remainder."
I stepped back and said "Well I hope you’ve got a good appetite
because they cut off my electricity this morning. What part of broke do you not understand?"