Lorrha People in the Great War



‘It’s a Long Way to Tipperary’

The most northerly parish in Tipperary, Lorrha is well known for it’s ancient and medieval monastic settlements. However, it also has a significant military history as recounted by this book.

In the early years of the 20th century, it was perceived as an active republican parish.

In fact, many people from Lorrha served during the great War, whether it was with the Irish or the British Regiments or Commonwealth and American forces. They fought in all theatres of war whether with the infantry, cavalry, artillery or air force. They were granted numerous awards for valour including the Victoria Cross to Martin O’ Meara of Lissernane.

This book details their background, their families and their post-war lives. It is as much a family and local history as well as a military treatise.

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Gerard O' Meara