Lorrha Notes

Comedy for Lorrha Group.

Rehearsals are in full swing down Lorrha way as the local Drama Group are busy rehearsing for their forthcoming comedy ‘Cupid Wore Skirts’. This three act comedy which was written by Sam Cree is directed by Phil Quigley and will be staged in Lorrha Hall on December 1st 2nd and 3rd. Doors open at 7.30pm with curtains up at 8.00pm sharp. No booking required, just come early to be sure of a seat.


The North Tipp ploughing committee are holding their Annual General meeting on Wednesday night November 22nd at 8.00pm in Paddy’s Bar, Terryglass. All are welcome.




Sustainable Energy Community.

Significant interest in forming a SEC for Lorrha/Rathcabbin was evident among the attendees at two recent information meetings, held to draw attention to the supports (grants and guidance) which are available to individuals and communities to carry out changes to their homes/community buildings, resulting in savings on energy costs and more efficient use of energy. In order to build on this interest a further meeting will be held in Rathcabbin Hall on Tuesday, 28th November at 8pm. All are welcome. Spread the word.

Christmas Craft Fair.

A Christmas Craft Fair will take place on December 3rd in Rathcabbin Hall from 4pm to 7pm. There will be plenty of festive cheer and local craft shopping in advance of Christmas 2023. We will have CS caterers there also if anyone wishes to avail of a Sunday evening dinner treat! To host a craft table, please contact Mary – 087 3902142. Looking forward to seeing you all there.


A Christmas flower arranging demonstration with Richard Haslam will take place on Thursday 7th December at 8pm in Sceal Community Hall, Lorrha. To book your seat call Pauline on 087 2324800. Admission €10.00.

School Enrolment.

Lorrha N.S. are now enrolling pupils for the 2024/25 school year. Application forms are available from the school, from the website or message the facebook page. You can also call the school on (090) 9747295 or email luanaofa@gmail.com. Appointments can also be made to view the school and see what’s on offer or to talk to a teacher by calling the school or sending an email. We look forward to hearing from you.


Sympathy is extended to Ute Duggan and her family in Lorrha and her extended family in Germany on the death of her father Fritz Ruter, which occurred on Tuesday November 14th.  Grandad to Tom, Lisa and Niall and father in – law to Hubert. May he rest in peace.

Church News.

Weekend Masses in Our Parish:  Lorrha 6.30pm Saturday evenings,  Rathcabbin 11.30am Sunday Mornings, Weekday Masses: Lorrha 9.30am Monday Mornings (except bank holidays)

During the month of November, the month of Holy Souls, we continue to pray for our loved ones. People are invited to place their petitions for their departed relatives in the boxes provided in Lorrha and Rathcabbin Churches.

A short-term Pioneer pledge gives spiritual support and encouragement to people and their families who are living under a shadow of addiction. Further information from the Pioneers on 01 80-5 4226 or via www.pioneers.ie/pray

 New Lamps Being Lit Project.

On Wednesday November 15th  Bishop Michael Burrows of Tuam, Limerick & Killaloe paid a short visit to Lorrha and Rathcabbin Church’s where he was greeted by respective members of the Church of Ireland congregation. Bishop Burrows has set out to visit the 90 parishes in his vast new merged diocese.  He plans on covering all during the month of November to help raise funds for two charities in Madagascar and Burundi both of which aim to ‘Empower Women through Literacy’.   The project is entitled ‘New Lamps Being Lit’ and intends to raise funds to help women who is some cases are the main bread winners, to support their families by getting a education.

Photo by:    Rose Mannion.

Councillor MIchael O Meara (Independent)  is pictured in Rathcabbin village where major drainage works commenced last week. Cllr. O’Meara has welcomed the start of  the drainage work in the Village saying  ‘I have been calling for this necessary work to commence before the winter as Rathcabbin Village has a problem with  storm water in the center of the village. This work should alleviate the flow of water down the road which ponds at the church and local shop. The drainage work will continue up to Ballyoughter where we have already laid new footpaths in the estate and next year the road will be resurfaced with tarmac. This work is being carried out by Tipperary County Council under our  village enhancement and active travel program.’ said Cllr. Michael O Meara.

Lorrha & Dorrha Camogie Club

At our recent AGM the following positions we confirmed for 2024:
Chair – Ros Pyke .Vice Chair – Michelle Hogan, Secretary – Pauline Hoctor., Assistant Secretary- Rebekah Lambe, Treasurer – Caroline O Brien , Assistant Treasurer -Aoife Brady, PRO – Celine Cleary.
The club would like to thank the players, Coaches, Mentors, and parents for the commitment that was given to our Adult and Underage teams during 2023. Well done to all girls who represented our club at county level during the year and continued success to Clodagh McIntyre as a member of the Tipperary Senior panel and to our young girls involved in Development teams. The camogie club would also like to acknowledge the support of our GAA club and  thank those who provided donations /sponsorship and helped fundraise during the past year.

How to access Community Welfare Services
The Community Welfare Service provides financial assistance to people whose means are insufficient to meet their needs, or who face a significant and unavoidable cost that they cannot meet using their normal sources of income. The Community Welfare Service operates nationally across all areas of the country and is available to assist customers in need. It is not always necessary to meet a Community Welfare Officer (CWO) to make a claim. Application forms can be posted or dropped into your local Intreo Centre or Branch Office. You can also contact the Community Welfare Service using the dedicated email available on each Intreo Centre and Branch Office listing. CWOs are available in 51 Intreo Centres across the country to meet and assist customers during business hours, five days a week. They can facilitate in-person and emergency meetings: through the phone, in any Intreo Centre/Branch Office or if the need arises, a direct home visit appointment can be arranged. For more information visit gov.ie – How to access Community Welfare Services (www.gov.ie)

Lorrha Dorrha GAA are holding their Annual General Meeting on Saturday, December 2nd at 8.00pm.  Contact club secretary Maureen Guinan 0872426965 for motion and nomination papers.

GAA News.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €15,000. The numbera drawn on 20 November were: 9-15-19-28.  1 Match 3: M Houlihan wins €100.  Promoters: Noreen Houlihan, Martin Hough, Internet.
Next Monday’s jackpot is €15,000. Team 3 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Under 21: Best of luck to the U21 hurlers who take on Silvermines in the North ‘B’ Hurling semi-final in Dolla next Sunday at 12 noon.

AGM: Takes place on Saturday, December 2nd. Contact secretary Maureen Guinan (087 242 6965) for motion and nomination papers.


Did you know?

On any given workday, up to 50,000 employees worked in the World Trade Center twin towers before 9/11.

On April 2nd 1977 Red Rum won the Grand National for an historic third time.

The US /Canada border is the longest international border in the world.

In 2012 – Katie Taylor wins a Gold Medal in Women’s Lightweight Boxing at the London Olympics.

Brazil has been the largest producer of coffee for the last 150 years.

In 2000 – Cormac Murphy O’Connor was installed as the 10th Archbishop of Westminster.

Sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia is the scientific term for brain freeze.   (How many of you can get your tongue around that!!).

Thought for the week !

Happiness does not depend on who you are or what you have –  it depends solely upon what you think.


Smile Awhile..