Seamus J King’s new book on his native Lorrha

A Lorrha Miscellany by Seamus J. King was launched recently in Lorrha.

A Lorrha Miscellany by Seamus J. King was launched recently in Lorrha.

A substantial publication of approximately 270 pages it is divided into three parts.

The first part contains six chapters on historical events in the parish. One of these is an article on the famous ‘Stolen Railway’ that used to run from Birr to Portumna in the nineteenth century.

Another is an extensive account of the life and achievements of Martin O’Meara, who emigrated from the parish in 1912 and won a Victoria Cross with the Australian Expeditionary Force in World War 1.

The second part of the book includes profiles of the eight Lorrha hurlers who have won All-Ireland senior honours.

The final part contains profiles of other players from the parish who were famous on the hurling field. The book retails for €15 and is available in bookshops in the county as well as from the author. His number is 087-2246245.