Lorrha Notes

Calling heritage groups community representatives and tourist providers in the Lough Derg region:
The ‘Promoting your local Heritage’ Training Course continues this Thursday 1st November at 8pm in Lorrah Community Hall with a focus on using social media and networking to market the region. Speaker is experienced Tourism Consultant Lorraine Grainger. The training is open to all and free-of-charge. Further details are available from 085-1925466.

Junior Infants from Lorrha School enjoying the Autumn Tree shedding in Portumna.
Mass Times.

Please Note Mass times for winter months will be as follows:
Lorrha on Sunday at 10.00a.m. Rathcabbin on Sunday at 11.30a.m (unchanged). Redwood – Vigil at 7.30p.m. commencing 3rd. November.

Campaign Continues.

The campaign against the Household and water charges continue with a public meeting in Hibernian Inn Pearse Street Nenagh on Thursday October 25th at 7.45p.m. All are encouraged to attend this meeting.

Rathcabbin Toddler Group.

An invitation is issued to all mothers babies and toddlers to attend group session on Tuesday mornings from 10.30a.m. to 12 noon in Rathcabbin Hall. Everyone is welcome.

Calendar Launch.

The launch of the 2013 parish calendar will take place in ‘The Shed’ Lorrha on Saturday night November 3rd. This year’s event will include a meal music and craic with a special guest to launch the calendar and all are invited to come along. Booking is necessary and tickets are now on sale and may be purchased by calling Liz (090) 9747893 Mary (090) 9747972 Louis (086) 8493595 or Rose (086) 8647166.

Tracing Relations.

Peter Frick from Adelaide South Australia is trying to trace his relatives in the parish of Lorrha. He asks if anybody has any knowledge of the Hoctor or Molloy families who in cira 1854 emigrated to Australia from Lorrha could you please make contact with him as he would love to hear from you or from a direct relative. Peter can be contacted at pfrick@adam.com.au or by phone +6182503364. You can view his request and the request of all the people tracing their relatives on the parish website www.lorrhadorrha.ie

St Flannan’s N.S. Fundraiser.

A fundraising night has been arranged for Saturday November 10th at
9pm at the Clubhouse Moatfield for St. Flannan’s NS Rathcabbin. Music
and dancing on the night with DJ Ray. Tickets €10 are available from Rathcabbin NS
Mary Dermody 087 2926538 or Gráinne Moylan 087 9935615 of the Parent’s
Association or alternatively pay on the door on the night. Looking forward to an enjoyable night ahead where there will be raffle prizes refreshments craic ceol agus ól. 

There will be a Registration Open Day this Sat 27th Oct from 11-4pm.

• This will be an opportunity to view our new facility register & sign up for scheduled classes commencing Mon 5th Nov.

• For further information email:  info@engineroomportumna.ie  or  phone Steve on 086-6039235

• Don’t forget to checkout our new website:

Missing Dog.

A dog has gone missing in Rathcabbin and his owner is asking the public to help her find him. The chocolate colored male Labrador went missing from a house in Graigue on Sunday 7th of October. The 14 months old who answers to the name of Sam was wearing a dark tan coloured collar. Anybody who may have seen him or believe they may know where he is please contact the owner as she misses him and would love to have him back. She can be contacted by phone on 0877512219 or by email at martinamary87@yahoo.ie .

Fun Fridays in Redwood N.S.

Calling all babies toddlers mums and dad’s grannies etc. for some extra special FUN!! Storyteller Musician and much more every Friday from 11a.m to 12 noon in Redwood National School. Commencing Friday November 9th week one’s story is “The Guffalo”. €3 per session per family. Contact Michelle at (090) 9747186 for further information. All are welcome.

Karate Classes.

Karate classes for beginners starting in Redwood N.S. on Monday 05th Nov from 3.15 – 4.15pm for 6 weeks. All levels catered for from junior infants to 6th class. Lessons provided by Marie Dolphin Kiltormer. Marie has achieved national European and international success for both herself and her competitors over the years and is currently a National Coach. Lessons are €3.00 per session and places are limited. Booking essential by calling Michelle on 090 9747186 or redwoodns@live.ie

Social Dancing.

Social dancing continues every Friday night in the GAA clubhouse with dancing this Friday night to the music of Footloose from 9.30pm to 12.30pm.

Go Glam For Halloween!

Want to look your worst for Halloween? … Well now you can!! Go glam like Lady Gaga punk/rock like KISS or ghoulish like Beetle Juice. Get whatever Halloween look you want exclusively at the Beauty Rooms with a Special Effects Guest Make Up Artist. Get that winning look for the 28th of October.Booking Essential.All enquiries to Lorraine at 0872848478.

Out of Order.

Banagher Drama Group present ‘Out of Order’ a comedy written by Ray Cooney and directed by Brendan Hanamy on 8th 9th 10th & 11th November in St. Rynagh’s College of Further Education.

Smile Awhile.

An elderly couple had dinner at another couple’s house and after
eating the wives left the table and went into the kitchen.
The two gentlemen were talking and one said ‘Last night we went out
to a new restaurant and it was really great. I would recommend it very
The other man said ‘What is the name of the restaurant?’
The first man thought and thought and finally said ‘What’s the name
of that flower you give to someone you love? You know the one that’s
red and has thorns.’
‘Do you mean a rose?’
‘Yes that’s the one’ replied the man. He then turned towards the
kitchen and yelled ‘Rose what’s the name of that restaurant we went
to last night?’