Lorrha Notes


Harvest Thanksgiving.

The annual Harvest Thanksgiving service will take place on Sunday October 2nd at 7.30p.m. in St. Ruadhan’s Church of Ireland Lorrha. A collection will be taken up for North Tipperary Hospice. Tea and refreshments will be held in the hall afterwards. All re welcome.

Share A Dream.

The share a dream foundation work tirelessly throughout Ireland to bring some joy and fun to very special children and their families. This foundation has been very generous to Jason Lorrigan who is six years old a special needs child who is terminally ill and hails from Blain Kildysart. In recognition of such generosity Fr. Colm Hogan and Eugene Lorrigan (Jason’s Dad) are undertaking two challenges to raise funds for this very worthy cause and help others similar to Jason. The first challenge is a four day hike in the Alps from the 20th to the 24th. September and the second challenge is walking the Dublin City Marathon at the end of October. Sponsorship cards are available from Fr. Colm or Eugene or donations can be sent directly to Fr. Colm Hogan Parochial house Kildysart Co. Clare.

Autumn Art Classes:

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.

Good Luck.

Best of luck to the Minor football team in their replay against Ballina when it comes back up again. See fixtures. The lads served up a powerful performance on Friday night last to hold Ballina out. We extend good wishes to them and their mentors in the replay.

Community Games.

If any parent/guardian is interested in reviving Community Games in the parish contact county co-ordinator Liam Tierney at (086) 3237492 before Friday September 30th 2011.

National Trails Day.

Get to know your local walks is being held on Sunday 2nd October with a great variety of walks to suit all level of fitness. A walk leader will be present on the day to guide you along the walks. Information on walks/venues/starting points/time and length can be got from Con Ryan on (087) 0556465 or visit www.nationaltrailsday.ie

Come Dancing.

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

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement.

On Wednesday 5th October 2011 we are holding a social afternoon in the Community Hall Lorrha from 2.30pm to 5.30pm approx. 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.

Monday Classes.

An Gairdin Portumna is running a series of Monday morning classes from 10a.m. to 12 noon which cost 10 euro. The course covers making your own bread and scones your own preserves soups compost and compost bins bird boxes and feeders. Contact (090) 9741689 or www.angairdin.ie for further information or details.

Golf Day.

Portumna Golf club is holding an Open day on Saturday October 1st from 2 to 6p.m. for new and prospective members. Special offers on Annual membership. All welcome.
The lorrha and Dorrha Parish Golf outing was held in fine weather conditions in Birr Golf Club on Sat. 27th. August. The Captain this year was Mary Dolan and she presented her lovely prize to the outright winner Carmel Ryan on 41pts. The President James O Meara presented his prize to Brian O Meara (best score on second Nine) 21pts. The leading gents prize was won by Martin Yound with Michael Liffey lifting the past captains. A presentation was made by the captain to John Clery and his son Sean in recognition of their fine win in the G.U/I Junior cup with Portumna in 2010. Sean who is on a golf scholarship to a univercity in Iowa was represented by his mother Bernie. The 2012 outing is already arranged for the last Sat. in August.

5 Day Weather Forecast.

Today Wednesday 28th.
Warm and fairly sunny this evening but misty weather with patches of drizzle and fog will linger on much of the south and southwest coasts. Rain in the southwest this evening and early tonight will become fairly widespread overnight with further fog in places also. A close humid breezy night with lowest temperatures 13 to 15 C.


Dull at first on Thursday with some rain drizzle and fog in places. But brightening up in most places later in the morning with sunny spells developing. But the dull misty foggy weather may affect parts of the south and southeast coasts. Top temperatures of 16 to 21 degrees with moderate southerly breezes.


Thursday night will be mild with temperatures no lower than 13 or 14 degrees. Most places will be dry. However rain will develop in west Munster Connacht and west Ulster overnight. This rain will spread over much of the country on Friday morning and will possibly be heavy in places. It will become confined to the east in the evening and night with drier conditions further west. Highest temperatures of 17 to 20 degrees. The rain will spread back towards the west on Saturday and will be heavy in places. It will gradually die out on Saturday night. Sunday will be largely dry with sunny spells. Temperatures will gradually drop back over the weekend ranging from 16 to 19 degrees on Saturday and from 15 to 18 degrees on Sunday. Winds will be mostly moderate to fresh southerly through the rest of the week becoming light and variable over the weekend. Current indications suggest that the early days of next week will be mostly dry but it will become cooler.

Smile Awhile.

An elderly man in Queensland had owned a large property for several years. He had a dam in one of the lower paddocks where he had planted mango and avocado trees. The dam had been fixed up for swimming when it was built and he also had some picnic tables placed there in the shade of the fruit trees.
One evening the old farmer decided to go down to the dam to look it over as he hadn’t been there for a while. He grabbed a ten litre bucket to bring back some fruit. As he neared the dam he heard voices shouting and laughing with glee. As he came closer he saw it was a bunch of young women skinny-dipping in his dam. He made the women
aware of his presence and they all went to the deep end. One of the women shouted to him ‘We’re not coming out until you leave!’ The old man frowned ‘I didn’t come down here to watch you ladies swim naked or make you get out of the dam naked.’ Holding the bucket up he said ‘I’m here to feed the crocodile.’
Moral: Old men may walk slow but they can still think fast.