Lorrha Notes


Lorrha U/8 football team who participated in a blitz in Dr. Morris Park in Thurles on Saturday last September 17th pictured here looking very happy along with their mentors. Well done all.

Recent Wedding.

The marriage of Declan Murray son of Frank and Margaret Portland Lorrha and Lorraine Lyons daughter of Peter and Breege Bushypark Galway took place on 21st May 2011in St.James Church Bushypark Galway. The Celebrant was Fr.Sean Kilcoyne a friend of the Lyons Family.
Chief Bridesmaid was Michelle Lyons sister of the bride and another two sisters Shirley and Edel were her bridesmaids. Bestman was Shane Murray brother of the groom and
groomsmen were David Treacy & Kevin Burns friends of the groom. Readers were Niamh Kelly & Teresa Murray-O’Rourke. Church music was by Martha O’Toole & Blaithin Walsh. Afterwards the newly weds were joined by the families and friends for their reception in the Galway Bay Hotel before flying off for their honeymoon which was spent on a Caribbean Cruise. Congratulations and many good wishes for the future is extended to Declan and Lorraine as they settle down to married life in Turloughmore

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association.

We will be re-commencing our weekly meetings on Wednesday 21st September 2011 at 2.30pm in the Community Hall Lorrha. New members are welcome. Transport is available to collect people from their homes. Should anyone require any information please contact Nancy on 090 9747922.

Irish Kidney Association Church Gate Collection

On Sunday 4th September the Irish Kidney Association held a church gate collection at Rathcabbin Mass. A total of €246 was collected and a sincere thank you to all who contributed.

Hospice Fundraiser.

Alfie and Margaret at Oldfarm in Redwood will host a coffee (or tea) morning this Thursday 22nd to raise funds for North Tipperary Hospice. Drop in anytime between 9.30a.m. and 11.30a.m. to support this worthy cause.

Good Luck.

Best of luck to Lorrha Minor footballers when they take on Ballina this Wednesday night 21st at 8pm in Puckane.

Come Dancing.

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

Action Group.

Recently a action group was formed to investigate the closure of the bogs in the parish. Redwood bog is due to close at the end of this year with many more bogs in the area expected to close in the coming two years. The group will hold a public meeting in the coming weeks to which local politicians will be invited to attend. Anyone who has any interest in this issue or indeed is willing to support will hopefully attend this meeting. Members of the action group plan on attending the National Ploughing Championship in Athy this week in the hope of meeting with representatives from the different political parties that are expected to be there and to ask for help and support with solving this very serious issue for many who use turf as a means of heating their houses. Watch this space for further updates.

5 Day Weather Forecast.

Today Wednesday September 21st.
Staying windy for a time this evening with rain in the south of the country. In the north drier brighter weather will develop with some showers breaking out at times and some of the showers will be heavy.

There will be a lot of dry weather overnight however in parts of the south and the west as well as along the north coast there will be some patches of drizzle and mist. Drier elsewhere with some clear spells forming. Westerly winds will ease off and become light to moderate. Lowest temperatures of 8 to 12 degrees.

Some patches of mist and drizzle at first tomorrow morning but it will become largely dry during the late morning and early afternoon. Bright and sunny spells will develop but light rain and drizzle will return to northern areas during the evening. Highest temperatures of 14 to 17 degrees in moderate to fresh southwest winds.


Headline: the weather will remain changeable for the next days with rain at times. Friday will begin dry over many parts with some bright spells. However rain over western coastal areas will gradually spread countrywide later in the day together with freshening southerly winds. It will feel mild with highest temperatures between 15 and 18 degrees. The rain will clear the southeast on Saturday morning leaving just scattered showers for the rest of the day with sunny spells. South or southwest winds will moderate and it will stay rather mild. A next band of rain will develop in the west on Saturday evening and this rain will cross the country on Saturday night followed by a clearance with scattered showers in the west later in the night. The rain will turn heavy at times and might be slow to clear the east and southeast on Sunday with a risk of some further heavy falls. The west and north will see a good deal of dry weather on Sunday with some bright or sunny intervals but a spell of heavy and persistent rain together with strong westerly winds is likely to develop in the southwest on Sunday evening before spreading to all areas on Sunday night. This rain will clear the north later on Monday and dry weather will develop in most areas. Tuesday is looking mainly dry as well.

Smile Awhile:

Painting the Church

There was a Dublin painter named Paddy the Painter who was very interested in making a penny where he could so he often thinned down his paint to make it go a wee bit further.

As it happened he got away with this for some time but eventually the parish priest decided to do a big restoration job on the outside of the Church.

Paddy put in a bid and because his price was so low he got the job.

So he set about erecting the scaffolding and setting up the planks and buying the paint and yes I am sorry to say thinning it down with turpentine…

Well Paddy was up on the scaffolding painting away the job nearly completed when suddenly there was a horrendous clap of thunder the sky opened and the rain poured down washing the thinned paint from all over the church and knocking Paddy clear off the scaffold to land on the lawn among the gravestones surrounded by telltale puddles of the thinned and useless paint.
Paddy was no fool. He knew this was a judgment from the Almighty
so he got down on his knees and cried:

"Oh God Oh God forgive me; what should I do?"

And from the thunder a mighty voice spoke..
“Repaint! Repaint!

And Thin No More”!