Depicts various places around Offaly via archive images and newly created contemporary images.
The archives contain material from the county’s landed estates, solicitors’ firms, industries and private individuals
Jane Molony, the hot lover from Clonony Castle near Ferbane by Cosney Molloy
Spring is in the air and I decided to tip down to Offaly during the week of St Valentine’s and see my old friends in Killoughy and Banagher. There are a still a fair number of Molloys in that part of the world. Everywhere I go now I hear about Tullamore because of the … Continue reading Jane Molony, the hot lover from Clonony Castle near Ferbane by Cosney Molloy […]
Memories of Church St. Tullamore in the 1960s and 70s: living in flatland. Imelda Higgins
I left Tullamore years ago but I enjoy reading the Offaly History blogs. A friend of mine died there recently and it brought back many memories of my time in a flat in Church St, Tullamore. I was there in the late 1960s and 70s and it had certainly changed when I saw it lately. … Continue reading Memories of Church St. Tullamore in the 1960s and 70s: living in flatland. Imelda Higgins […]
Offaly and the First Air War: Joe Gleeson
Offaly had a small but significant part in the early years of military aviation. In September 1913 Offaly was an important base for some of the earliest uses of aircraft in the annual British Army manoeuvres; some of the Royal Flying Corps’ earliest crashes took place in Offaly during those operations. Approximately 85 men who … Continue reading Offaly and the First Air War: Joe Gleeson […]
The pivotal role Tullamore Harriers has played in the social fabric of the midlands by Kevin Corrigan
WHEN a group of nine young men, mainly in their 20s at the time, gathered in William Street in Tullamore on a Winter’s November night in 1953 to form a new athletics club, they could hardly have envisaged the pivotal role it would play in all facets of life, not only in the town but … Continue reading The pivotal role Tullamore Harriers has played in the social fabric of the midlands by Kevin Corrigan […]
Tullamore Town Historical Tour App
Almost 40 years ago, A Walk through Tullamore by Michael Byrne was published with a map of the town and a numbered commentary on the history of the streets and buildings. This was updated some years ago with Exploring Tullamore, a short printed guide along the same lines and richly illustrated by Fergal MacCabe. Now with thanks to the Rotary Club and Tullamore Credit Union, the walking guide enters the 21st century in the form of a downloadable app for smartphones and tablets.
Visit us on your mobile device to get the app.