Killina Presentation Convent in Rahan has always been synonymous with serving the community, and now is set to be leased by a community group. The convent was opened in 1817 and after generations of nuns, and of pupils at the schools run by them, the convent closed last year. A steering group has been looking into other uses for the site and following a public meeting the needs have been established and plans are being made.
In 1862, the first Mercy Sisters arrived in Rochfortbridge from Tullamore to set up their convent and now 154 years later the last three Sisters are leaving to join Mercy convents elsewhere around the country.
One of the first documentaries on Irish television was the Radharc programme ‘The parish with the most vocations in Ireland – Doon, County Limerick.’