Two Heritage Events To Take Place In Loughmore This Weekend


Loughmore is to host the Purcell Picnic on Sunday afternoon between 2pm and 6pm.  The event is described as a celebration of the heritage, culture and history of Loughmore – the home of the Purcell’s and is being organised by the Loughmore Development Group.

The village and castle are the focal points for the event with an invitation for visitors to wear medieval fancy dress.  A marquee is to be used for musical performances featuring many of the local Nesbitt family alongside Seskin Lane. A wide range of activities for children including traditional games, archery and face painting is planned as are displays of vintage vehicles and craft stalls. The Templemore Pipe Band will also perform. The organisers are looking forward to welcoming Purcells from far and wide to the event with tickets available on Eventbrite at this link here.

Fethard Historical Society is hosting a walking tour of Loughmore tomorrow evening(Friday).  Local historian, Jimmy Duggan will give a guided tour at 7.30pm highlighting such items of interest as the McCormack memorial, the original old church, Graigfrahane Mill, and the Purcell ancestral home, Loughmoe Castle – which was badly damaged by Cromwell in the 1650s.

The meeting point for Friday’s walking tour of Loughmore is at the gates of the Church of the Nativity in the village. Eircode E41 HY99. Anyone requiring further information should contact Mary Hanrahan Fethard Historical Society at 087 9009722.