An Irish Presentation Sister is the subject of a documentary – Sister India – produced by Irish film-maker, Myles O’Reilly. Sr Loreto, born Peg Houlihan near Carrick-on-Suir in Co. Tipperary in 1927, has spent 70 years teaching in India where she recently celebrated her 91st birthday. The film is currently being screened at a number of film festivals in Ireland and in India.
The idea for the film was sparked by another Irish woman, Áine Edwards, who has been living in India since 2003 where she runs a business consultancy service. “My many conversations with Sr Loreto evoked a passion in me to produce a documentary on her,” she says. “I wanted to not only share her story, but also to celebrate the work of so many other Irish educators in India, as this era draws to a close and another starts.”