This bridge is one of three famous bridges in the parish of Kilchreest- the other two are the Seven Eye Bridge at Kilaspic and the Volunteer Memorial Bridge at Roxborough. All three span the Roxborough River which connects Roxborough and Coole – the two places central to the life of Lady Gregory. According to folklore this bridge is named after a local man named O’Loughlin who served with distinction in the British Army. The people who lived south of the river had to cross it by using stepping stones before the bridge was built