Lorrha Notes

Come On Bonner


John Houlihan in his specially modified car supporting Bonner and Tipperary on Sunday September 4th.

Come On Bonner & Tipp

 Roisin Caoimhe & Aisling Kinsella with Oisin and Adam Clancy with their specially adopted car in Derry Close Rathcabbin.

John Houlihan and the two Carmels all up for Bonner and Tipperary while they show off the Liam McCarthy cup which they plan on holding on to…….

This giant straw man was erected by Tom Duffy & family of Walshpark Rathcabbin and is attracting a lot of interest from passing motorists despite Tipperary’s defeat in the All-Ireland final.   Photos: Rose Mannion.

Late Mary Power.

The peaceful death took place on Friday August 26th in St. Kieran’s Nursing home Rathcabbin of Mary Power Clonmona Rathcabbin. Nee Bowen Mary was 91 and lived a full and happy life. A lady with a welcome and a chat for everyone who called to her home she was a quiet unassuming person who lived for her children. Mary who liked the simple things in life also witnessed many changes throughout her many long years on earth.  A resident of St. Kieran’s for just a short while she will be sadly missed by all who knew her but in particular by her family. Sympathy is extended to her daughters Ann and Peggy son David son in-law Bob daughter –in-law Jacinta grandchildren great grand-children cousins neighbours and friends. After funeral Mass in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church Rathcabbin on Sunday last 28th. burial took place in Bonaham Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Church News.

Mass will be celebrated in Rathcabbin Church at 8.00p.m. on Friday September 2nd for the first Friday of the month.

Good Luck.

The best of luck is extended to Patrick “Bonner” Maher and the Tipperary team when they meet Kilkenny on Sunday in the All-Ireland final. We all hope that Tipperary can do the double and Bonner will return to the parish with Liam tucked under his arm once again so come on Bonner and Tipp. 


Lorrha GAA club are hosting an All Ireland Final Preview Night in the Abbey Court Hotel Nenagh this Thursday night September 1st at 8.30pm. Guests including Ken Hogan Denis Byrne James Ryall Daithi Regan and Tony Considine will be present to take a look to the future and the outcome of the Tipperary v Kilkenny All-Ireland final on the following Sunday September 4th.
Tickets cost 20 euro and can be bought from The Abbey Court Hotel the Nenagh Guardian Office or from the Lorrha club secretary Kevin Hough on (086) 0515324. The tickets will also be available on the door on the night. All that attend Thursday night’s venture will be entered into a draw for a pair of stand tickets to the All-Ireland final and various other prizes.

Change of Date.

The Active Retirement were due to recommence their weekly meetings on Wednesday 7th September please note that this has now been changed to Wednesday 21st September at 2.30pm in St. Ruadhan’s Community Hall Lorrha.  Should anyone require any information please contact Nancy on 090 9747922.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement.

The Committee would like to remind all members who are going on our short break to Wexford that pickup will be outside the Community Hall Lorrha Village at 11.00 sharp on Sunday 11th September 2011.  There is a planned stop off in Carlow for tea and sandwiches on the way.
The Committee and members would like to offer our sincere sympathy to Anne Power her sister Peggy and brother David and all the Power family on the recent death of their very dear mother Mary Power Clonmona.  May she rest in peace.  Also we would like to passed our deepest sympathy to Gerry Hackett and family Lorrha on the recent death of Aileen Hackett and to Agnes Slevin and family Kilregane on the recent death of Willie Slevin.  May they rest in peace.
Congratulation is extended to Jo Needham Lorrha on receiving 3rd place for her crochet work at the Limerick Show over the week-end.  The standard of work showing was extremely high.


The Annual Mass at Redwood Castle will take place on Thursday 15th September 2011 at 8.00pm. All are welcome and if you can play a musical instrument please bring this along as well. Coleesa Egan would like to thank everyone for all their support during the past year but expecially during the summer months when the castle was open to the public.
Just a reminder the castle opens daily from 2.00pm to 6.00pm until Sunday 18th September 2011.

Lorrha Variety Group Presents ‘A Widows Paradise’

Lorrha Variety Group is back for the  winter staging "A Widows Paradise" by Sam Cree. This is a comedy play written in the same style as the previous production "A Wake in the West" the action takes place in a Caravan with 5 ladies embarking on a "strictly women only" holiday. Naturally chaos ensues when 5 men appear on the scene. This is a wonderful 3 Act play and will go down well with the local audiences. The played is directed by Jim Hynes. it is hoped to stage the play at the end of November.
Come Dancing.
Dancing continues in the newly extended Lorrha GAA clubhouse on Friday night with Top Note providing the entertainment and the organisers would love to see you there. 

Adult Classes.

North Tipperary VEC are providing classes for adults who wish to improve their reading writing spelling basic maths and computers for everyday living. Students can work on a one to one basis with a volunteer tutor or with a small group. Please contact Liz on (067) 31845 or (087) 7868750 for further information.

5 Day Weather Forecast.

Today Tuesday 30th.
Mostly dry and cloudy this evening with a few isolated showers in the north and variable light breezes.

Tonight will be mostly dry with some clear spells developing but a good deal of cloud too with some patches of mist or fog forming. Lowest temperatures 6 to 11 degrees in light variable or northeasterly winds.

Tomorrow Wednesday will be mostly dry and cloudy again with some bright or sunny spells at times. Top temperatures 14 to 18 degrees in light easterly breeze.

Headline: Mostly dry weather at first but it will become changeable and unsettled for the weekend. Wednesday night : A dry cold night with some patches of mist and fog developing in light winds. Lowest temperatures 4 to 9 C. Much of Thursday will be dry and mild with some bright or sunny spells at times. Top temperatures 15 to 19 C. But increasing cloud from the Atlantic will bring some rain into western areas late in the day and to all parts overnight. Friday will start cloudy and wet in eastern areas but once this clears the day will be bright with a mixture of sunny spells and cloudy periods with some passing light showers. Mild; temperatures reaching 15 to 18 C. in a moderate southwest breeze. Outlook But the weekend looks like turning quite wet at times. After a mainly dry start a spell of heavy rain is expected to affect the country during Saturday and for much of Saturday night. But it should clear to the east later in the night. Present indications suggest that another spell of heavy rain will push in from the Atlantic later Sunday and Sunday night and continue well into Monday. Rainfall amounts could be significant with a risk of some local spot flooding.

Smile Awhile.

Paddy and Mick are two Irishmen working at the local sawmill.

One day Mick slips and his arm gets caught and is severed by the big bench

Paddy quickly puts the limb in a plastic bag and rushes it and Mick to the
local hospital.

Next day Paddy goes to the hospital and asks after Mick.

The nurse says  ‘Oh he’s out in Rehab exercising’.

Paddy couldn’t believe it but here’s Mick out the back exercising his now
re-attached arm.

The very next day he’s back at work in the saw mill.

A couple of days go by and then Mick slips and severs his leg on another
bloody big saw.

So Paddy puts the limb in a plastic bag and rushes it and Mick off to

Next day he calls in to see him and asks the nurse how he is.

The nurse replies ‘He’s out in the Rehab again exercising’.

And sure enough here’s Mick out there doing some serious work on the

And very soon Mick comes back to work.

But as usual within a couple of days he has another accident; this time he
severs his head.

Wearily Paddy puts the head in a plastic bag and transports it and Mick to

Next day he goes in and asks the nurse how Mick’s doing.

The nurse breaks down and cries. She says ‘He’s dead.’

Paddy is shocked but not all that surprised. ‘I suppose the saw finally did
him in.’

‘No’ says the nurse ‘Some dopey  eegit put his head in a plastic bag and
he suffocated’