Lorrha Notes

The Lorrha Minor ‘A’ North football finalists to lost to Ballina in the final replay. Hard luck lads.

                                                                     Happy Birthday Liz…
Liz Hussey celebrated a birthday last week and some of her friends gave her a big surprise. Liz is pictured here cutting her birthday cake. Happy birthday Liz and many many more to come…

Church News.

Friday 7th. is the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary and also the First Friday of the month. Mass will be celebrated in Lorrha Church at 9.30am and in Rathcabbin at 8p.m. Confessions will be hear before both Mass.

Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns News:

Bag Packing.

The above committee are looking for volunteers who can spare two hours of their time to help with fundraising bag packing in Tesco of Nenagh on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd October from 11a.m. to 6p.m. If you can help please give your preferred time to any member of the committee or call Mary at (090) 9747972 or Rose at (086) 8647166. All help will be appreciated.

2012 Parish Calendar.

Anyone wishing to advertise their business in the 2012 Lorrha Parish Calendar please contact any member of the committee or call Mary at (090) 9747972 Louis at (086) 8493595 or Rose at (086) 8647166.

Christmas Market & Auction.

This year’s Christmas market will take place on Sunday December 4th in St. Ruadhan’s Community Hall Lorrha from 2p.m. There will be plenty of variety on offer and many Christmas gifts decorations etc. for all. Santa Clause will arrive to his brand new winter wonderland grotto where he will meet all the boys and girls. More details later. Anyone wishing to enter a stall in the market can contact any member of the committee or call Mary on (090) 9747196.
An auction of ‘Promise of Work’ fuel and fodder will also take place on the day. Going under the hammer will be trades such as baby sitting carpentry work odd jobs etc. Anyone wishing to donate a ‘promise of work’ for the auction or fuel fodder etc. can contact any member of the committee or call Louis at (086) 8493595.

Used Clothing Collection.

Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns will be holding a used clothes collection in the near future. Bags will be provided for the disposal of any unwanted clothes. More details later. Anyone wishing to avail of the free bags can contact any member of the committee or call Rose at (086) 8647166.
Details of all events can be viewed on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie

Volunteers Required.

Anyone wishing to help out with any of the above events is invited to a meeting in Lorrha Hall on Wednesday night October 19th at 8.30p.m. or contact any member of the committee mentioned above.

Good News For Families.

The Community Mothers Programme(North Tipp Community Services) offers (a) home visits to a mother following the birth of a baby (b) an opportunity to attend a Parent Toddler and Baby Group in the locality. In this parish there are 2 Parent Toddler and Baby Groups each week both facilitated by the Community Mothers Team.

(1) Rathcabbin Group meets each Tuesday morning in Rathcabbin Hall from 10.30am-12 noon. All welcome
(2) Lorrha Group meets each Thursday morning in Lorrha Hall from 10.30am-12 noon. All welcome.

Parents grandparents childminders and carers of children from 0-preschool stage are invited to attend with the children. Enquiries: Marian/Bridigd 067 41922

Autumn Art Classes Reminder.

Art & craft for children at 3.30pm and 5.00pm Pencil Sketching for children over 10 commencing at 11.00am starting on Saturday 8th October for 8 weeks in Bramble Art Studio Lorrha. For more information please contact Ute at 090-9747127 or 087-9151356. Early booking advisable.


Commiserations to the Lorrha Minor team when went down to Ballina in the Minor football replay on Saturday last in Nenagh. Hard luck lads.

Come Dancing.

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


A reminder that the active retirement will hold a social afternoon in the Community Hall Lorrha from 2.30pm to 5.30pm approx. this Wednesday October 5th. Pat and Richie will be providing the music. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome. Emma Stanley Chiropodist will be in attendance on Wednesday 12th October from 2.30pm.

Well Done.

Congratulations and well done to Suzanne Corcoran Lorrha who has been selected to play on the Irish Senior golf team representing Portumna Golf Club. Well done Suzanne.

Connacht Gold.

Congratulations to Kate O’Meara Lorrha and the Portumna Community School 7 a –side camogie team who won the Colleges Junior A competition. The girls now go on to represent Connacht in the All-Ireland final which will be held in Dublin on Saturday October 8th. Best of luck Kate and all the girls along with coach Ann Hough Rathcabbin.


Lorrha/Rathcabbin angling club pike competition on the Shannon from Whites ford 1.30 to 5.30p.m. on Sunday 9th October. Further details from (087) 2031798.

5 Day Weather Forecast.

Today Tuesday 4th.
Dry with a few bright and sunny spells at first over central and eastern parts. Cloudy over the west and south with drizzle and patches of fog in coastal areas. More persistent rain and drizzle will then develop in the west and north this evening. Winds light to moderate southwest.

Further outbreaks of rain or drizzle will occur tonight in western and northern areas with hill and coastal fog there also but the rest of the country will be mainly dry. Southwest winds will strengthen overnight though it will stay rather mild; lowest temperatures 11 to 14 degrees Celsius.
Tomorrow Wednesday 5th

Apart from a little brightness initially in the southeast of the country Wednesday will remain rather cloudy and windy with a band of rain extending gradually southeastwards but the rain will turn patchy in the afternoon. A clearance to showers will arrive in the north and west during the evening. Very mild for early October; highest temperatures 14 to 19 degrees Celsius warmest in the south and southeast.


Cool and rather windy on Wednesday night with clear periods but some heavy blustery showers will affect parts of Connaught Ulster and western coastal counties of Munster. Cold and very windy on Thursday with bright or sunny spells but widespread showers also of rain and hail and some thundery with possibly some more prolonged showers at times in northern areas. Still cold and showery on Friday but winds moderating somewhat. Afternoon temperatures about 10 to 12 degrees both days. Becoming milder during Saturday and it will be less windy. Rain in many areas at times during the day but afternoon temperatures will push into the mid teens in places.

Smile Awhile.

AN IRISH BLOND IN A CASINO !! Oh! The Luck of the Irish !!!

An attractive blond from Cork Ireland arrived at the casino.
She seemed a little intoxicated and bet twenty-thousand Euros on a single roll of the dice.
She said ‘I hope you don’t mind but I feel much luckier when I’m completely nude’.
With that she stripped from the neck down rolled the dice and with an Irish brogue yelled ‘Come on baby Mama needs new clothes!’
As the dice came to a stop she jumped up and down and squealed…
She hugged each of the dealers and then picked up her winnings and her clothes and quickly departed.

The dealers stared at each other dumbfounded.
Finally one of them asked
‘What did she roll?’

The other answered ‘I don’t know –
I thought you were watching.’