Lorrha Notes

Fiona & Marguerite in full flight rehearsals for “Don’t Tell The Wife”.                               Photo: Rose Mannion.

Get Booking.

Rathcabbin Players will stage a 3 act  Sam Cree comedy ‘Don’t tell the Wife’ in Rathcabbin Hall from Thursday night February 1st. to Sunday night 4th incl. This year Rathcabbin Players are delighted to welcome back on stage Marguerite Walsh.  After a long absence from the “boards” Marguerite has been helping out behind the scenes but this year she stepped up to the mark taking on the part of Enda Wallis. The doors will open at 7.15pm with curtains up at 8pm sharp. The booking line is open daily between 6.30pm and 8.00pm.on (087) 216 4511.

Community Text Alert Forms.

Forms for parishioners to fill up if they are interested in joining the Lorrha & Dorrha Community Text Alert system is now available in the shops in the parish. Anyone filling a form and leaving the registration fee of €20 is to contact Cllr. Michael O’Meara on  (086) 8379300, Declan O’Meara (087) 2609314 or Catty Burke (087) 9300982.

Novice Ploughing.

North Tipperary Ploughing committee will be holding a Novice Ploughing match on Saturday March 2nd . Any male’s and female’s between the age of 17 and 35 who would like to participate is requested to call the secretary Denis Cahalan on (087) 779 3719 for further information on this event.

Church News.

 Weekend Masses in Our Parish  are in Lorrha 6.30pm Saturday evenings     and Rathcabbin 11.30am Sunday Mornings

Weekday Masses: Lorrha 9.30am Monday Mornings (except bank holidays).

Preparing for Marriage? Weekend residential courses available. 26th -28th April and 20th -22nd September 2024. Details: www.grasta.org or at info@grasta.org

Catholic Schools Week 21st– 27th Jan. This year’s theme is “Communities of Service”. During this week we hope to give some time to reflect on our school as communities of service Families, parishes, and schools are invited to participate in a week of celebration of Catholic Schools reflecting on their contribution to the common good of society.

25th Pioneer National Ball on Sat April 6th, Mass @ 6pm in the Cathedral, Mullingar, followed by entertainment in Annebrook House Hotel, more info: Dermot 085-7201646 or Daisy 087-6544626.

Calling Divine Mercy Groups.

A Divine Mercy Alcove has been established in St Mary’s Church, Convoy, Co Donegal, which includes a first-class relic of St Faustina. As part of the on-going development, Killaloe Diocese would like to draw up a list of Divine Mercy Groups. If you know of any, no matter the size, please send the details to Fr Eamonn Kelly, Parochial House, Convoy, Co Donegal, F93HX2R or eamonnkelly1949@gmail.com or 0879077985 before 8th February.  It is hoped to be able to establish contact between all the groups. Thank you.

Late Bernadette Turner.

The death took place on Wednesday January 17th of Bernadette (Detty) Turner, Carrig, Birr.
Née Brereton, formally from The Pike, Rathcabbin, Detty attended school in Rathcabbin and was a regular visitor to the parish down through the years for various events.  She passed away peacefully in the loving care of the staff of Middletown House Nursing Home, Courtown, Wexford.
She was predeceased by her husband Tom and son Gareth and is deeply regretted and sadly missed by her son Brian, daughter Carol, son in law Graham, daughter-in-law Hazel, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, brothers in law, sisters in law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends to whom sympathy is offered.
After funeral Mass on Monday last in The Church of the Annunciation, Carrig, burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.


Borrisokane & District Vintage Club are raising funds for Milford Hospice by running a Vintage Tractor & Classic Car Run on Sunday 28th January 2024. Starting from Aglish Hall E53 E132 @ 11am. €20 entry per vehicle. This is for Vintage Vehicles only.

Marguerite Walsh rehearsing for the forthcoming production  of “Don’t Tell The Wife” in Rathcabbin.     Photo: Rose Mannion.

Well Done Lorrha Lads.

Congratulations is extended to the Lorrha GAA club who were named last week as North Tipperary club of the year, with Patrick Maher named as the division’s Premier Intermediate hurler of the year. What a wonderful two years it has been for this group of lads and their managerial team who have worked hard to earn victory and to reap this reward. Well done to all and to Patrick Maher who is the worthy recipient.

The Lost Week-End.

Borrisokane Players are delighted to announce their 2024 production of Padraic McIntyres ‘The Lost Weekend’. This 2-act Irish comedy-drama, built around an all-female cast, tells the story of a work team building weekend away & the laughs and stories that ensue. Directed by Tom Hayes, this production runs at The Clarke Memorial Hall, Borrisokane from Friday January 26th to Sunday January 28th, 2024. Curtains up at 8.30pm sharp. Booking advised on 086-0678124.


Join us at the Lorrha Development Association’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) Date: Tuesday 30 January 2024.  Time: 8:00 PM .  Location: Lorrha Community Hall All members of the Lorrha Development Association and the public are invited to attend! Let’s shape the future of Lorrha together!


 Now is the time to book an Easter Pilgrimage to Medjorge which takes place from Easter Monday April 1st. for one week. Fly from Knock Airport. For further details contact Paul on (087) 837 5407.

Enhancement Programme.

The Local Enhancement Programme 2024 capital fund will support groups, particularly in disadvantaged areas, to carry out necessary repairs and improvements their facilities, purchase equipment such as tables and chairs, tools and signage, laptops and printers, lawnmowers, canopies and training equipment etc.

This funding will help communities, community groups and committees, allowing them to continue to provide valuable services to the people in their area, and in the process strengthen the bonds that tie communities together. The fund also aims to support local strategic priorities through linkages with Local Economic Community Plans (LECPs).

The fund also includes ring fenced funding for Women’s Groups i.e. community projects and groups that support the ethos of women’s sheds and other such groups or projects aimed at providing social networks for women.

The Local Enhancement Programme 2024 is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development. Please see the following link to the press release announcing the Local Enhancement Programme 2024 at national level, by the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, and the Minister of State with responsibility for Community Development and Charities, Joe O’Brien TD: [Press release]

For further details and the online grant application forms, please click https://www.tipperarycoco.ie/community/community-enhancement-programme/local-enhancement-programme-2024

Add in the plumbers !!!  Hubert & Reuben rehearsing for Rathcabbin Players production of “Don’t Tell the Wife”.     Photo:  Rose Mannion.


GAA News.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €3,600. The numbers drawn on 22 January were: 9-11-25-26.  1 Match 3: Nancy White wins €100. Promoters: Mary Cleary, Madeleine Maher, D&K Mannion.
Next Mondays jackpot is €3,700 with Team 4 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

North Tipperary Club of the Year: Having been named as North Tipperary Club of the Year, we will be delighted to host the North Tipperary GAA Awards Night on Saturday, February 17th at the Tony Reddin centre. Congrats to Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher on being named North Tipperary Premier Intermediate Hurler of the Year.

Membership: Is now due. It must be paid before participating in any training or game. €40 – juvenile and non-playing members; €60 for student with gym membership; €100 for adult with gym membership. Membership can be paid on Clubforce, where you can also sign up for the lotto at a reduced rate.

Social Dancing: Continues in the Tony Reddin Centre next Friday night from 9.30pm to the music of Colm Aungier.

Sportswear: If you are thinking of replenishing your sportswear why not pay a visit to Oliver Douglas’ in Birr. They have a wide range of items available and, once you mention Lorrha GAA club, we receive 5% of the commission on every item sold. So don’t forget to mention Lorrha GAA club when purchasing.

Did you know??

In 1898 Rudolf Diesel of Germany obtained a patent for his internal combustion engine.

The strongest beer in the world has a 67.5% alcohol content.

In 1867 the USA purchased Alaska from Russia for just US7.2million dollars.

In 1966 the South African government banned Beatles records..

The speed of sound underwater travels nearly five times faster than it does in the air.

In 2018 Apple became the first American public listed company to reach 1 trillion dollars in value.

The UK is smaller than the US state of Oregon.

In 1834 Slavery was abolished throughout the British Empire.


Thought for the week.

In the long run, we only hit what we aim at….


Smile Awhile…