Lorrha Notes

                                                           Lorrha and Portumna Turf Cutters pictured in Rathcabbin Hall on Monday night last with Ind. T.D. for Roscommon North and Turf Cutters P.R.O. Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan (4th from left holding banner) and Michael Fitzmaurice Chairman of the group (back centre) after the meeting. More photographys from the meeting can be viewed in Photo gallery.

One Hour.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament continues every Saturday afternoon in the Parochial House Lorrha from 3 to 4 p.m. in preparation for the Eucharistic Congress of 2012. All are welcome.

Cleaning Out Your Wardrobe?

Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns will be holding a used clothes collection on election day Thursday October 27th from 9a.m to 9 p.m. and again on Saturday November 5th from 11a.m to 4pm. You can bring your unwanted clothes either in a bag provided or in your own bag to the collection points which are Lorrha Hall and outside the Church in Rathcabbin (Kelly’s side).
Bags will be provided for the disposal of any unwanted clothes and anyone wishing to avail of the free bags can contact any member of the committee or call Rose at (086) 8647166. All money raised goes back into the village.

Development Meeting.

Development meeting Thursday night 20th in Lorrha Hall at 8.30p.m. All welcome.

Come Dancing.

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

Active Retirement.

On Wednesday 5th October we enjoyed a tea party with lively music by Pat and Richie. We were joined by our friends from Cloughjordan Carrig and Portumna. All were very welcome. Refreshments were served including delicious cakes and sandwiches. A great day was had by all. If you would like to join us come and see us any Wednesday at Lorrha Hall at 2.30p.m.

Halloween Hooley.

All are invited to the Halloween Hooley in the Ferry Inn Lorrha on Saturday night 29th. October from 9.30p.m. There will be games galore fancy dress with prizes for the best dressed Male and female. Music and Halloween treats for all of you aged over 18. A great night is anticipated.

Tea Dance.

A reminder to all our members that the Mid Western Region of Active Retirement Ireland are holding a Tea Dance in the West County Hotel Ennis on Sunday 23rd October 2011 from 2.30pm to 6.00pm. Light refreshments will be provided. Music is provided by Pat & Richie. Admission €5.00.

Angling Club News.

Lorrha/ Rathcabbin Angling club held 2 pike competitions over the last 2 Sundays results as follows: Sunday October 9th(Pat & John O’Meara sponsored perpetual trophy) 1st:Arthur Needham 18 1/2lb 2nd Dan Hogan 7lb & 3rd Tony Molloy 4lb. Sunday October 16th 1st James Heenan 12lb 2nd Gay Callanan 6lb & 3rd Mark Harding 1 1/2lb. The club are organizing a duck race on Lorrha river on Sunday October 30th at 4p.m. and not after mass as originally planned at the river in Lorrha village. Tickets are 3euros for a duck members are selling tickets please support as it’s for the development of our local rivers.

5 Day Weather Forecast.

Today Wednesday 19th October.
Cool and bright today with good sunny spells. Though there will be a lot of dry weather some showers will occur during this morning and early afternoon mainly affecting the northern half of the country with the odd heavy fall in places. Showers will become isolated later this afternoon. Highest temperatures just 7 to 11 degrees coolest over Ulster. Mostly moderate northwest winds will increase fresh at times during the afternoon.

Turning cold tonight under clear skies with just light westerly breezes. A slight to sharp frost will occur as temperatures drop back to between 0 and 6 degrees Celsius coolest over Leinster.


Starting off mostly dry tomorrow Thursday with some good sunshine in parts. Cloud will soon tend to build though with rain and drizzle affecting much of Connacht by early afternoon extending eastward later heaviest across the northwest. However much of south Munster and south Leinster will stay dry with just patchy drizzle. Highest temperatures 10 to 13 degrees coolest across the eastern half of the country. Winds will be mainly moderate occasionally fresh southwesterly.


THURSDAY NIGHT: Breezy with some rain and drizzle across the northern half of the country to begin. Elsewhere staying mostly dry though some mist and fog will affect parts of the south and southwest coast. Lowest temperatures 8 to 11 degrees with moderate or fresh southwest winds. FRIDAY: Temperatures rising a little on recent days (low to mid teens) however it will be rather windy with strong southwest winds. Scattered outbreaks of rain and drizzle will affect the west and north but most areas will be dry with a few sunny breaks – overall though there will be a fair deal of cloud. SATURDAY: Cloudy and rather windy with rain extending countrywide during the morning and early afternoon turning heavy across the western half of the country in particular. Strong southwest winds will moderate during the evening but there will be some further falls of rain across eastern counties into the early hours of the night. Highest temperatures 11 to 14 degrees. SUNDAY: Becoming windy as fresh southeast winds strengthen. Beginning largely dry with a few sunny spells but cloudy outbreaks of rain will move up across the country from the south with some heavy falls of rain in places most likely across parts of Connacht and Munster. Rather mild though with highest temperatures 13 to 16 degrees.

Smile Awhile.

Walking into the bar Mike said to Charlie the bartender ‘Pour me a stiff one – just had another fight with the little woman.’
‘Oh yeah?’ said Charlie ‘And how did this one end?’
‘When it was over’ Mike replied ‘She came to me on her hands and knees.
‘Really’ said Charles ‘Now that’s a switch! What did she say?’
She said ‘Come out from under the bed you little chicken.’