Lorrha Notes

Facebook Fans.

You can now follow the Lorrha Parish website www.lorrhadorrha.ie on Facebook which came about as a request by popular demand to the web site committee. So you can now share your photo’s and comments with us.

Lorrha’s Caoimhe Kennedy in action for Tipperary against Limerick in the Intermediate Munster Semi-Final on Saturday 16th. which took place in Limerick.


Easter Ceremonies.

Holy Thursday: Mass of the Lords Supper in Lorrha Church at 8.00p.m. Confessions from 7.30p.m.

Good Friday: Celebration of the Passion of Our Lord in Rathcabbin Church at 3.00p.m. Station of the Cross outdoors (weather permitting) in Lorrha at 7.00p.m. Good Friday is a day of fast and abstinence.

Holy Saturday: Easter Vigil. Rathcabbin Church at 9.00p.m. Confessions from 8.00p.m.

Easter Sunday: Dawn Mass at 6.30a.m. in Redwood School grounds weather permitting. Lorrha Church at 10.00a.m. and Rathcabbin Church at the usual time of 11.30a.m.

Late Thomas Quinlan.

The death occurred on Wednesday April 13th. at Tullamore General Hospital of Thomas Quinlan Redwood Lorrha. Thomas was a quiet easy going character and was a familiar figure around the parish in his red hi-ace van. The last member of his generation he was a good neighbour and will be missed by all who knew him. Sympathy is extended to his nieces nephew grandnieces grand-nephews cousins neighbours relatives and friends on their sad loss. After funeral Mass in St. Ruadhan’s Church Lorrha on Saturday last burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Tidy Towns.

The Annual Spring clean of litter around the village of Lorrha will take place this Wednesday evening April 20th. Meet outside the hall at 6.30p.m. Bags and gloves will be provided. We urge as many parishioners as possible to come out and give a hand over these few hours. We ask all residents in the village to keep the area outside their doors litter free please.

Development Update.

In recent weeks a new public notice board has been installed by Lorrha Development in the village. Anyone wishing to place a notice in the board is welcome to do so. Lorrha Development wish to offer thanks to North Tipp. Co. Council for their help fitting the board. The Development Association has also refurbished the green and white place signs around the village. They took a lot of weather over the years and the members efforts to clean and paint them up was unsuccessful. Thanks to Tommy Shannahan and his team the signs are now sparkling clean and looking very attractive and is well worth the financial outlay involved.


You can now follow the Lorrha Parish website www.lorrhadorrha.ie on Facebook which came about as a request by popular demand to the web site committee. So you can now share your photo’s and comments with us.

Lorrha Parish Profiles.

The Lorrha parish web site committee at www.lorrhadorrha.ie are compiling a profile of people who have contributed to the growth and success of the parish down through the years in whatever way. Details of such people complete with photo’s can be forwarded to lorrhaprofiles@gmail.com or to info@ or call (087) 2610196. When complete each one will be posted in the profile section of the web site. So if someone in your family deserves a place or you know of anyone who should be up there please let us know. We ask that you include as much information as possible such as dates of events photo’s etc. One such person Shane Broderick is the first person on the profile list. To give you an idea of what the committee are after please log onto www.lorrhadorrha.ie and you can read about Shane under Profiles.

Development A.G.M.

Lorrha Development Association will hold the Annual General Meeting on Wednesday night April 27th. in the hall at 8.00p.m. All are welcome.

Circuit Classes.

New U resolution fitness group classes will commence in Lorrha Hall on Thursday April 21st. from 7.30 – 8.30p.m. Six weekly sessions. For further details contact Sean on (086) 0522157.

Table Quiz.

The Parents Association of Lorrha National School are holding a family table quiz on Friday night 22nd. April (Good Friday) at 8.30p.m. in the hall. Table of 4 is 10 euro. The draw for the recently sold lines will also take place on the night. Your support will be appreciated.

Golf News.

The next outing for the Rags golfing group will be on Saturday 23rd April in Loughrea. Time sheet 9.30am to 10.30am. Congrats to Stephen Madden winner of the last outing in Portumna and thanks to Lil and Denis Maher for providing the refreshments.

Summer Camp.

Busy bodies summer camp will take place in Killeen N.S. starting July 4th for four weeks finishing July 29th. Ages from 3 years up to 12 years. Starting time is 9.30a.m. to 3.00p.m. Please bring packed lunch. Family reductions numbers limited so book early. Further information and forms can be got in Kelly’s shop rathcabbin or Mahers Lorrha or call Ann at (057) 9121842 or (087) 9625218.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association.

The Annual General Meeting of St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association will be held on Wednesday 27th April 2011 at 2.30pm in St. Ruadhan’s Community Hall Lorrha. It would be appreciated if as many members as possible attended. Some members have held various committee roles since the Association was formed and have worked extremely hard and now deserve a break. Nomination forms for the committee will be sent out over the next week.
We are also doing a spot of fundraising for the group and would appreciate your support. Our members are currently selling lines at €2. per line. The draw will take place after the AGM on the 27th April. The prizes include a hamper meal voucher a supermarket voucher bottle of brandy and a bottle of whiskey.

Anne Patterson Memorial Dance.

A dance will be held in the Town Hall Portumna on Friday 29th April from 9.00pm to 12.00pm in memory of Anne Patterson from Portumna who always enjoyed her social outings. Music by Pat & Richie. Refreshments will be served. Admission €10.00. All proceeds to Galway Hospice.

Well Done.

Congratulations and well done to all the young people who are students in Portumna Community School who did so well in the schools South Connaught track and field athletic events held recently. Those from the parish include Aoife Mounsey Tony Needham Eoin McIntyre. Well done to all.


Matt Gormally and staff of St. Kieran’s nursing home Rathcabbin wish to extend thanks to Mary Duffy and the pupils and teachers of Redwood National School for coming in and entertaining the residents recently. Mary and her musical students performed brilliantly and all at St. Kieran’s had a most enjoyable time.

Angling Club.

Poker night this Thursday night (Holy Thursday) in Mahers at 9.30p.m.Your support would be appreciated. Second round of the Pete Boylette memorial cup (trout) next Sunday from Portumna club 2-6p.m.