I'm James Rochford. My Grandfather was a Michael Francis Rochford born 1908 in Mullinahone. He was one of 22 children although only 9 survived to adulthood. I've been unable to contact any Rochfords in Mullinahone but I know that there are at least 2 or 3 families there. It's a very small village, about 200 people. The main road they live on is, I believe, Fethard Street. Details of one is Michael Rochford, Ballydonnell, Mullinahone, Thurles, Co. Tipperary - phone 052-53415. I can't seem to get through on the phone. Maybe you could give it a go if you fancy. If you get any success let us know.
I'm from Bristol, England and hope to, one day, get over and see where my roots are from.
In my research so far there seems to be a fair amount of talk about Ballina. Are you sure you don't have any relatives close by?