Lorrha Notes

The cast of Lorrha Variety group’s play – Cupid Wore Skirts.

 ‘Cupid Wore Skirts’.

Lorrha Variety group present ‘Cupid Wore Skirts’ this coming weekend. 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.

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. Support local, Magic Show for children, Santa and DJ in addition to craft tables. Local schools art copywriting, winners announced. All welcome to start festive season locally & pick up gifts and/or raffle prizes.  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.

Great News from Rathcabbin.

Some of the Rathcabbin Tidy Towns members were nicely surprised last week with an invitation to attend the Tipperary County Council Awards night in the Nenagh Civic Office. A beautiful night where local groups from cemetery upkeep to drama to local individual sports people were celebrated.

The Rathcabbin Rural Development got recognised on the night for their considerable increase in points in 2023 Tidy Towns competition. We’d like to thank all locals for support during the year and especially those volunteers missing from this photo – Elaine Rigney Sherlock, Tom Lewis, Denise Clancy and Ciaran Yates who contribute to all the groups work regularly.

We’ve happily been awarded some monies for our progressive work by the local council. This prize money will go directly back into the village upkeep and projects for 2024. We thank all residents for your contributions around your homes, it all helped this recognition.

New volunteers are always welcome and a great time to join in an ad-hoc basis is for the Spring litter pick! Our aim is to continue with steady improvements next year.


 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.

Robin Hood in Banagher College.

 The TY’s of Banagher College are busy preparing for this year’s musical pantomime, ‘Robin Hood & his Musical Merry Men’. A fabulous production not to be missed!  Tickets available on the door (Cash Only). Performance nights Wed 13th & Thurs 14th December at 7.30pm. Admission €12 adults, €7 seniors & students.

Community Social Pop Up.

Lorrha Dorrha ladies club and the SICAP Community Development Team invites you to join them to celebrate community with some friendly chat, music refreshments and some fun as they go on tour across North Tipperary. Singers, musicians and storytellers are welcome. Hosted by NTDC (North Tipperary Development Company), they are hoping to reconnect communities, families and individuals by getting out and enjoying some laughter with your community. The event is open to all ages and abilities but ask that children are supervised by a parent/guardian. The event will take place in Rathcabbin Community Hall R42  Y188 on Sunday December 10th at 3pm. For more information contact Joanne at 087 3697 922 or email jmulqueen@ntdc,ie.

Important Meeting.

In light of the recent increase in crime in the area, a community meeting has been organized for Thursday night December 14th at 8.30pm in Rathcabbin Hall. Our local guard and a representative from the Crime Prevention Unit will be in attendance. There will be information about keeping our properties and business safe and how we as a community can come together to try and prevent crime in the area. Please come along and show your support for this very important meeting.

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.

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).
Sunday 3rd December is the First Sunday of Advent, 11.30am mass in Rathcabbin includes a Confirmation ritual “fanning of the Flame. All families and children are welcome.
Friday next, December 1st is the First Friday of the month. Mass will be in Lorrha Church at 7.30pm
Totus Tuus Magazine is a Catholic magazine, full of articles from Irish priests and laity, which aims to highlight the beauty and joy of our faith. It is going into its 7th year and is run by donations. If you haven’t come across Totus Tuus Magazine and would like a free copy, please contact Fiona Kiely on 086 8760058.
The Legion of Mary meets every Wednesday @ 4pm in the parish room, Borrisokane
We pray the Rosary for various intentions.  We read the Legion spiritual handbook and Sacred Scripture.  More details phone: 086-4000680
Bishop Willie Walsh will officially launch Fr. Harry Bohan’s latest book entitled: Building Dreams: Reflections on six decades of change in Irish society 1963 – 2023, in Sixmilebridge GAA Clubhouse on Friday 8th December at 7.30pm. All are welcome.

North Tipp Ploughing.

North Tipperary Ploughing Association held a very successful annual general meeting last week. There was a good turn out for the first AGM after a three year hiatus and the chairman welcomed them all. A mark of respect was observed for three of the clubs longest serving members, John Slattery, Eileen Duffy and Denis Duffy, who had passed away in the meantime. They were outstanding ambassadors for the North Tipp club and gave endless hours dedicated to helping progress ploughing in the North of the county.
Officers elected for the next twelve months are: Joint presidents – Willie Mooney and Sean Lane, Chairman – Ray Clancy, Vice Chairman – Eamon Murphy, Secretary – Denis Cahalan, Assistant Secretary – Rose Mannion, Treasurer – Andrew Wilson, Assistant Treasurer – John Cahalan,  P.R.O. – Rose Mannion, Director – Joe Slattery, Safety officer – Eamon Dermody.
The club are holding their Christmas party on Saturday night 16th December at 7pm in Paddy’s Bar, Terryglass. We look forward to seeing all members there. Names to Denis please on or before Saturday 9th. Dec. on (087) 779 3719.

Lorrha Dorrha Juvenile AGM

Our juvenile club AGM was well attended by parents across all age groups on Wednesday 22nd Nov. The following committee was elected for the coming year, Chairperson- Garret Ryan, Vice Chairperson – Declan Ryan, Secretary – Martina Duffy and Assistant Secretary – Enda Moran. Our outgoing secretary Aine Reddin was thanked for her hard work and commitment to her role throughout the year. All players were complimented for their hard work, commitment and improvements made in 2023 with silverware at u13 and u15 level. Congratulations to all the players selected with Tipperary hurling and football development squads, continued success in the future.
Thanks was extended to our team managers, mentors and first aiders, your personal commitment to our young people was greatly appreciated.  The great parental support and encouragement shown to the players and club throughout 2023 was also acknowledged. Our senior club was also thanked for their encouragement, help and support. A final word of thanks to all our sponsors for their help with fundraising for our juvenile players.

GAA News

Monday in the Clubhouse. Lotto No’s – 27 November: 6-16-19-23.  1 Winner: Congrats to Gabrielle Duffy who won the €15,000 jackpot. Louise Mannion is the winning promoter.
Next Monday’s draw sees the new jackpot start at €7,100. Team 4 in charge of the draw. There was 1 lucky winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €15,000. Congrats to Gabrielle Duffy who won the €15,000 jackpot after selected the number drawn: 6-16-19-23.  Louise Mannion is the winning promoter.Next Monday’s draw sees the new jackpot start at a very attractive €7,100 as it has been building over the last year since the jackpot was capped. Team 4 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Under 21 Hurling: Hard luck to the Lorrha Rovers under-21s on their 3-14 to1-12 loss to Silvermines in the North semi-final on Sunday. Thanks to players and mentors for their efforts throughout the year.

AGM: The Annual General Meeting of Lorrha GAA Club takes place in the Tony Reddin Centre this Saturday, December 2nd at 8.00pm. All players, mentors, and supporters are welcome to attend.

Dinner Dance: Takes place on Saturday, January 13th in the County Arms Hotel Birr, with our north county championship winning teams to be celebrated on the night. Tickets will be available next week.

Social Dancing: Continues this Friday night in the Tony Reddin Centre at 9.30pm to the music of Noel Briody.

Did you know?

In 2003 Ireland played  host to the Special Olympics opening in Croke Park.

The CIA had a secret office inside the on the 25th floor of the World Trade Centre in New York, a building that collapsed after the 9/11 attacks.

In 1948 the World Health Organisation (WHO) was formed by the United Nations.

In 1889 George Eastman began selling his Kodak flexible rolled film for the first time..

In 2013 Poecilotheria rajaei a giant tarantula with a 20cm leg span was discovered in Sri Lanka.

Thought for the week…

While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us..

Smile awhile..