Lorrha Notes

Members of Lorrha Development Association / Tidy Towns were invited by President Mary McAleese and her husband Senator Martin McAleese to a Reception at Aras an Uachtarain on Thursday last.
Pictured here with the President on her last official Reception are from left Liz Hussey (Vice Chair)Louis McCormack (Treasurer)Mary Walsh (Voce Chair)Rose Mannion (Chairperson)Senator Martin McAleese President Mary McAleese Joe Dolan (Lorrha Lord Mayor) Mary Coen (Secretary)Bridget Hogan (Chairperson Residence Committee)John Houlihan (Works Manager).

Preliminary Announcement.

Lorrha Variety Group presents a three act comedy ‘Widows Paradise’ in St. Ruadhan’s Community Hall Lorrha for three nights only November 25th 26th and 27th and rehearsals for this production is drawing to a completion. So mark the date in your diary because you won’t want to miss this very funny production from the group.

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 any member of the committee or 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 any member of the committee know.
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.

Circuit Fitness Classes

Classes commence in Lorrha Hall Tuesday 1st November at 7.30pm. Suitable for all fitness levels. €30 for six classes. Further details contact Sean @ 086-0522157. All welcome.

Church News.

Vigil Mass time for the winter months in Redwood at 7.30p.m. commencing on Saturday 5th November.
St. Ruadhan’s Church in Lorrha will be closed for worship from Thursday 3rd. till Sunday 27th November to allow for a new heating system to be installed. Weekday Masses will be celebrated in the Parochial house and Sunday Masses in the Community Hall.
Friday is the First Friday of the month. Mass in Lorrha at 9.30a.m. and in Rathcabbin at 7.30p.m. Confessions will be heard before Mass.

Turf Cutters Press Release.

A full press release issued by the Turf Cutters & Contractors Association to help people on questions they may have regarding the propals by the Government on the closure of bogs can be viewed by visiting www.lorrhadorrha.ie www.turfcuttersandcontractors.com
or facebook tcca page. The turfcutters and contractors chairman Michael Fitzmaurice is hoping that the information given may be helpful to a lot of people.

Public Lecture.

Coping with loss in a time of change – a public lecture by Christy Kenneally will take place on Monday 14th November at 8p.m. in the Clarke Memorial Hall Borrisokane.

Second Opportunity.

If you missed out on the unused clothing collection taken up last week you will have a another opportunity to clean out all those unwanted clothes shoes bed linen belts curtains handbags this coming Saturday November 5th . Please leave your unwanted items outside Lorrha Hall or outside Rathcabbin Church (Kellys side) for collection later in the evening. There are bags available for anyone who wishes to avail of them from (086) 8647166 or (090) 9747972. All money raised from this fundraising exercise goes back into Lorrha village improvements project.

Memorial Night.

The annual memorial night for the late Eddie Clancy and P.J. Gorman will take place in Donie O’Meara’s Portumna on Friday night 4th November. The results of the long tail competition will be announced on the night. Music and B.B.Q also.

Babysitters Required.

The parents of Rathcabbin parent and toddler group are looking for baby sitters in the area. If you are interested you are invited to please put your name on the list which is in Kellys shop. All help appreciated.


Liam Lawton is inviting all choir members to come to a workshop in St. John’s Church Tyone Nenagh on Tuesday night November 22nd at 8p.m. so that for future Diocesan events we will have a Mass Setting that is common to all parishes. Each participant will receive a book of the Glendalough Mass and CD. Cost is 15 euro per person. Call (087) 7476007/(041) 9825793. Bookings are essential.

Come Dancing.

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

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association.

On Wednesday 9th November 2011 we are going to the Shed Lorrha Village for a meal which will be followed by some music which will be provided by Pat Conlon. Anyone interested in attending please give their names to either Betty Houlihan on 087 666 7374 or Nancy on 087 761 3458. The meal will be served at 1.30pm and we plan on finishing around 5.00pm.

Also 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 or Nancy re tickets for this.

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.

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.

5 Day Weather Forecast

Today November2nd.

Wet and windy today for much of the country as those strong to gale force gusty southeast winds continue to blow during the morning and afternoon. Winds will gust to between 85 and 100 km/h in exposed parts of the south and west. The heavy rain in the west and south will become widespread and there is the possibility of spot flooding. Later this evening the rain will clear to showers. Highest temperatures will range from 12 to 15 degrees.

The showers will continue overnight and will be heavy or possibly thundery. Winds will begin to ease off and it will remain mild with lowest temperatures of 10 to 13 degrees.


Tomorrow Thursday will be a showery day with some bright or sunny spells developing at times. The showers will be heavy at times though and there is the continuing risk of thunder. It will feel mild tomorrow with highest temperatures of 12 to 15 degrees in moderate southerly winds.


Rain will continue on Thursday night but during Friday morning it will gradually clear away to the east. It will become cold in the west of the country on Thursday night with lows of 4 to 6 degrees while in the east it will be milder with lows of 7 to 10 degrees. As the rain clears on Friday it will brighten up and there will be some good sunshine however it will become cooler. Maximum temperatures will climb to 10 or 11 degrees. On Friday night some mist and frost is likely as temperatures fall to between 0 and 4 degrees. High pressure builds over the country this weekend and it will bring drier but cooler weather. There will be some good spells of sunshine but temperatures will only range from 8 to 11 degrees and the nights will be cold with lows of 0 to 4 degrees.

Smile Awhile.

Mick from Dublin appeared on ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’
and towards the end of the program had already won 500000 pounds.

"You’ve done very well so far" said Chris Tarrant the show’s presenter
"but for a million pounds you’ve only got one life-line left phone a friend. "
Everything is riding on this question….. will you go for it?"
"Sure" said Mick. "I’ll have a go!"

"Which of the following birds does NOT build its own nest?

a) Sparrow
b) Thrush
c) Magpie
d) Cuckoo?"

"I haven’t got a clue." said Mick ”so I’ll use my last lifeline and phone my
friend Paddy back home in Dublin ."

Mick called up his mate and told him the circumstances and repeated the question to him.

"Feckin hell Mick!" cried Paddy. "Dat’s simple…… It’s a cuckoo."
"Are you sure?" "I’m feckin sure."

Mick hung up the phone and told Chris
"I’ll go wit Cuckoo as my answer."
"Is that your final answer?" asked Chris.
"Dat it is Sir."

There was a long – long pause and then the presenter screamed
"Cuckoo is the correct answer! Mick you’ve won 1 million Pounds !"

The next night Mick invited Paddy to their local pub to buy him a drink.

"Tell me Paddy? How in Heaven’s name did you know it was da Cuckoo
that doesn’t build its own nest?"
"Because he lives in a Fu…….ing clock!"