The last remaining house of the original settlement of Clonmurragha as it was then known was occupied by the O Shea family which would be well remembered by people of my vintage. As already stated the New road was not completed until 1934. The first section of the road from the cross of Lossett to O Shea’s house was completed in 1928. Prior to that people going from the Cross of Lossett to Hollyford Village travelled by Blackstairs to Boolonunane Cross and down by Reagoulane. At a forde near what is now known as Fahys Bridge they crossed at a shallow point where two rivers meet. Legend tells us that a large holly bush stood beside the forde and Hollyford derived its name from that bush. Also at that river crossing, three townslands come together, Glenmorgan, Reafadda, and Piper Hill. The traffic from Lossett would enter the village by the northern side of the mine river and would emerge at the southern end of what is now the Credit Union Branch. This was all before the Wade brothers who were stone masons and lived in Foilmacduff built the bridge in Hollyford.
The second phase of the New Road from O Shea’s to the Anglesey line was completed in the early nineteen thirties. Traffic from Lossett had direct access to the School, Church, Creamery, and Village instead of going by Boolonunane Cross. The Anglesey Line itself had been built in the early Nineteenth Century. Before then people travelled from Nenagh to Tipperary via Barna, Boolonunane, Reagoulane, Foilaclug, or to Dundrum via Glenpaudeen and Mohera.