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HERITAGE WEEK AND TALKS TO MARK THE FIRST WORLD WAR

August Heritage Week 23-31 August four events

During Heritage Week, Offaly History will display panels in Bridge Shopping Centre Tullamore on Tullamore History.

Four speakers on Thursday at the Offaly History Centre, Bury Quay, Tullamore at 8pm on  28 August with topics of Offaly interest. Each speaker will have 15 minutes and all talks will be illustrated.

Thursday 28th August 2014

The speakers are:

  1. Helen Bracken on Durrow High Cross, its history and what has been achieved to date
  2. Charlie Finlay on his railway memories of Tullamore and adjoining districts
  3. P.J. Goode on Cloneygowan history. This is a fascinating part of Offaly and P. J. has done much research on the O Dempseys and has published several books on the subject.
  4. Ronnie Mathews will speak on the story of the Offaly side of Portarlington.

Saturday 30th August 2014

  1. Tullamore town and Offaly during the First World War is the subject of an illustrated talk being organised by Tullamore Central Library and to be held at the library in O’Connor Square on Saturday 30 August at 2.30 pm. Other such talks will be held in Clara and Edenderry as below

Sunday 31st August 2014

  1. 31 August Sunday at 2.30pm Walking tour of Tullamore to commence at Tullamore jail/Kilcruttin Centre,  followed by the courthouse, the new Aras County Council offices  and railway station. We then move to the town park and Kilcruttin cemetery and thereafter the old mill building and river at Main Street and finish at the town square – 2 hours. The guides will be architect Fergal MacCabe and Michael Byrne. Fergal MacCabe will deal with the town planning and architecture and Michael Byrne with the historical background.

Edenderry & Clara Events

  1. Wednesday 27 August at 6.30pm at Edenderry Library, Edenderry and Offaly and the First World War
  2. Wednesday 10 September at 6.30 p.m. at Clara Library, Clara and Offaly and the First World War

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100 quirky facts about County Offaly

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Did you know…..? 100 quirky facts about County Offaly

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Engage 2013 Patrick StreetEngage with Architecture 2013; Mapping Towns : Patrick St. Tullamore

This project is a result of co-operation with OHAS, Transition year students of Tullamore College and Kenny Lyons and Associates Architects.

The main aim of the project was to survey the levels of occupancy of Patrick Street and to consider the results with the proposals on how to improve Patrick Street streets-cape. Check out the findings!

Free to download