Lorrha Notes

Have Some Fun.

Calling all mothers fathers grandpas grandmas and toddlers to Lorrha Community Hall every Thursday from 10.30am to 12 noon. Come along have some games fun laughter and a cuppa.

Apostolic Society.

Lorrha Apostolic Society will resume their winter activities which they donate to the missions in Lorrha Community Hall this Thursday night October 11th at 8.p.m. They look forward to seeing all present members back after the summer break and new members will be very welcome.

Cemetery Clean Up.

A clean up of Pallas Cemetery will take place this Wednesday 10th at 1.30pm and in Bonoham Cemetery on Saturday 13th also at 1.30pm. You are asked to bring all grass cutting equipment.

Book Launch Reminder.

Lorrha native Seamus King will launch his latest book ‘A Lorrha Miscellany’ this coming Friday night October 12th at 8.30pm in the Friars Tavern Lorrha. Based mostly on individuals who featured strongly in the parish GAA there are also some very interesting chapters on some historical events such as The Shooting of Sergent Brady in 1919 The Burning of Portland House Martin O’Meara V.C. and many more. Eamonn O’Dwyer of Tipp F.M. will record a programme for “Down Your Way’ from this night. A great night is promised. All are welcome.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement.

There will be no meeting of St Ruadhan’s Active Retirement on Wednesday 10th October. Meeting as usual on Wednesday 17th October from 2.30pm to 4.30pm in Lorrha Community Hall. Why not join us for a cuppa and a chat.

Drama AGM

Rathcabbin Players Annual General Meeting will take place on Wednesday night October 17th in Rathcabbin Hall at 8.00p.m. All are welcome.

First Aid Course.

A basic First Aid Course organised by Birr Unit of Order of Malta will commence on Thursday 18th October at 7.30pm in Old Hospital grounds Birr. This course will be run over six weeks and the cost is €80.00. Further details can be had by contacting 087 9957394.

Recording Historic Graveyards.

Michael Tierney independent local archaeologist will introduce the Historicgraves.ie initiative at a meeting hosted by the Lorrha Development Association on Tuesday morning October 16th at 10a.m. in St. Ruadhan’s Community Hall Lorrha. This is a community archaeology project that facilitates the training of local groups to record their historic graveyards. Of particular significance is the fact that this recorded information is quickly made available online and can be accessed easily and freely. With The Gathering in 2013 community and parish groups all over the country are already recording their own historic graveyards with the information being used by Irish people and their descendents who are abroad. Michael will also show how other elements of the culture and heritage of Lorrha can be recorded and again made publicly accessible to people living in the area and those interested in visiting. More information can be found at www.historicgraves.ie or by coming along to the meeting. All are welcome. Further information from Rose at (086) 8647166.

Tracing Relations.

Pamela Loynes is trying to trace her family roots and would love to hear from Nevin or Doorley families in the parish or anyone who can help her. Her ancestors were John Nevin and Kate Doorley and they had a son Michael born in 1855. They left Lorrha for Australia with their young son Michael in 1856 or 1857.
Kate Doorley’s parents were James Doorley and Ann Mara.
If you can help out here please contact Pamela Loynes PO Box 668 Anngrley 4103 Australia or email: loynesall@bigpond.com

Social Dancing.

Social dancing continues every Friday night in the GAA clubhouse with dancing this Friday night to the music of Midnight Melodies from 9.30pm to 12.30pm.

Date For Your Diary.

Lorrha Development Association will hold their annual Christmas Market and Auction on Sunday December 2nd in Lorrha Community Hall. Anyone wishing to book a table can call Mary on (090) 9747196. Anyone wishing to donate items for the auction contact Louis on (086) 8493595 Mary on (090) 9747972 or Rose on (086) 8647166 or any member of the committee. Follow us on facebook http://www.facebook.com/lorrhadorrha.parish or on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie

Fun Cycle.

Portumna & District Lions Club – Fun Cycle in support of local charities on Sunday 14th October at 2pm.starting point is The Square Portumna (approx. 10km). Prizes for funniest bike/cyclist best individual/club fund raised etc. Sponsorcards – only €2 a line – available via 087-1524200. No entry fee – donations accepted on the day! Come and support the fun & do some good for your local community at the same time!!!


North Tipperary Community & Voluntary Association (CAVA) are holding a bingo session on Sunday 21st October 2012 at 3.00pm in St. Ruadhan’s Community Hall Lorrha to raise funds. There is a jackpot of €500.

Smile Awhile.

Couple in their nineties are both having problems remembering things.
During a check-up the doctor tells them that they’re physically okay
but they might want to start writing things down to help them remember
Later that night while watching TV the old man gets up from his
chair. ‘Want anything while I’m in the kitchen?’ he asks.

‘Will you get me a bowl of ice cream?’


‘Don’t you think you should write it down so you can remember it?’ she asks.

‘No I can remember it.’

‘Well I’d like some strawberries on top too. Maybe you should write
it down so as not to forget it?’

He says ‘I can remember that. You want a bowl of ice cream with strawberries.’

‘I’d also like whipped cream. I’m certain you’ll forget that write it
down?’ she asks.

Irritated he says ‘I don’t need to write it down I can remember it!
Ice cream with strawberries and whipped cream – I got it for goodness

Then he toddles into the kitchen. After about 20 minutes the old man
returns from the kitchen and hands his wife a plate of bacon and eggs.
She stares at the plate for a moment.

‘Where’s my toast?’