Title: In honour of our Ancestors – A Historical Chronology of the Loughnane Family of Thurles. Also a brief history of the famine, Thurles Workhouse and the War of Independence.

Author: Paddy Loughnane.

About the author and book: 

Firstly, I am not a writer. I am an individual who likes to know about, and question my real existence. I feel it is justified that I know my true purpose in life, and that I can learn more about myself. I feel the need to question certain aspects of my life, such as the following

  • Who am I?
  • What made me what I am?
  • Who am i taking after in the family line?

These are questions I may never be able to fully answer. But by exploring the family history and bloodlines, I tried to identify some genetic links and similarities with certain ancestors, which might satisfy my curiosity. My name is Patrick Loughnane – Thurles born and bred. My father Michael (Mikie) Loughnane was a Thurles man and my mother, Bridget Quinn, came from Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. I come from a family of eight, six boys and two girls. I am married to Maireád and have three children Fionn, Dale and Sophie, who I love unconditionally. I was educated in Scoil Ailbhe, Christian brothers Primary School and Thurles Vocational School. I left school at the age of fourteen and worked in the building trade and a variety of other jobs throughout the following years. At present, I am currently unemployed.