I headed off for the heart of Ireland last Friday night. My work has taken me to every county in Ireland and I can recall recording interviews and reporting from all 32 counties. But I had never before heard of a place called Moore in Co Roscommon.

Moore is a small parish nested tightly into that jutting part of the county between Galway and Offaly. It is probably in the dead centre of the country. After Christmas, I received an email from Laura Tully, a nurse in Athlone.