Lorrha Notes

Community Alert.

Following on from a very successful community crime meeting held recently, it was agreed to get the community text alert system re-activated. Anyone interested in joining the Lorrha & Dorrha Community Text Alert can contact Cllr. Michael O’Meara on  (086) 8379300, Declan O’Meara (087) 2609314 or Catty Burke (087) 9300982. Registration fee is €20.00.

Photo: Rose Mannion.


Join us at Kelly’s Last Chance Bar Rathcabbin for the “Lámha Beo” photographic exhibition, featuring the incredible works of 12 talented local individuals. Discover the talent of Mary Hanrahan, Pamela Kennedy, Sakie O’Brien, Mary O’Brien, Celine Guinan, Richard Haslam, Barry Noyce, Sean Lambe, Aubrey Claffey, Ute Dugan, William Holmes, and Michael O’Meara on Thursday, December 28th, starting at 8:30 PM. Don’t miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in their captivating skills!

Charity Golf Outing.

A charity Golf outing will be held on Friday December 29th in Birr Golf Club with all proceeds going to MSF Gaza Fund. Tee time from 11.15am. For further information please call Donal Brady on (087) 222 5516. All are welcome.

 Christmas Special Card Game.

 Rathcabbin Hall special card game will take place on Friday 29th December at 8.30pm. Everyone welcome.

Site Required.

North Tipperary Ploughing are presently looking for a suitable site to stage the 2024 championships which take place in March. If you think you might have a suitable venue please call the secretary Denis Cahalan on (087) 779 3719.

Entertainer Seán Keane for Rathcabbin Hall.

 Entertainer Seán Keane will appear in concert on Saturday 13th April 2024 at 8pm. In Rathcabbin Hall.   Tickets available from (087) 6962 490 or (087) 7613 458.

New Single.

Lorrha man Darran Bourke recently released his new single “Forever and Amen”. Written and performed by the talented Darran, the scenery for the song was shot in St. Ruadhan’s Church, Lorrha. “Forever and Amen” can be downloaded and streamed on all platforms or you can watch on U-Tube.

Festive Appreciation Afternoon in Rathcabbin.

The day started with a lovely surprise during the set-up and preparation by Rathcabbin Tidy Towns for their Christmas Craft Fair. Vincent Corcoran arrived with a nod to our native and local craft in the form of a generous donation of turf. Great timing and lovely to be able to sell it locally on the day! This day included 13 craft tables to support crafters or all ages selling their produce and festive gifts. We’re happy to hear the positive feedback from craft tables on business level for them and the enjoyable day in general.  It’s great to support younger school pupils having their first experience of managing a table and selling their wares. It’s more than a craft fair and talent did shine. It’s a festive appreciation day where we give back locally and say thanks to all by bringing this event to life for Christmas season. We included a magician for the children this year and hosted a festive art competition for all three schools locally. Their artwork decorated the community hall on the day and many of them got to meet Santa too when he paid a visit that evening. We’d like to thank the main sponsors for our 19 raffle prizes on the day –  Mulrooney’s, Secret Essence, Bobby Mcloughlin, Pamela Kennedy, Keith Brady, In Your Prime and Ladies Day Boutique, Portumna, Hassetts of Banagher, Doherty’s Roscrea, Corrib Oil and the many beautiful donations received from locals that went into hampers and prizes we created for the day itself.  It’s been a great year of progress for Rathcabbin Tidy Towns. We look forward to our AGM shortly after taking decorations down in early 2024. We thank everyone who helped and supported Tidy Towns throughout 2023 and hope you enjoy a festive break! We welcome new volunteers who’d like to get involved from next Spring onwards.

GAA News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €3,200. The numbers drawn on 26 December were: 13-14-17-20.  1 Match 3: Ann Gallagher wins €100.  Promoters: D&K Mannion, Sean Mannion, Liam Reddish.
Next draw will be on Monday 1st January for a jackpot of €3,300. Team 1 in charge of the draw. Happy New Year to all our lotto players.

Did you know??? 

The sunrise in parts of China can be as late as 10am because the country joined its five time zones into a single one.

In 1854 the SS City of Glasgow left Liverpool harbour with 480 passengers and crew, but was never seen again..

Humans have the same number of hair follicles as chimpanzees.

Cats have 32 muscles that control the outer ear, while humans have only six.

Steve Jobs, Apple’s co founder was born in San Francisco on 24th February 1955.

Canada has the largest coastline in the world.


Thought for the week……

Failure is just another way to learn how to do something right.


Smile Awhile…

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