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Before and After Offaly
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
A great resource for researching Offaly.
There are numerous articles, PDFs and our own Journal content
Offaly History Blog
- Place names in the parish of Kilbride, Tullamore, County Offaly: no.1 in a new series
Do you want to know more about your townland? In this article you will discover the origin name, meaning and history of some of the townlands in the parish of Kilbride, Tullamore. The civil parishes of Kilbride and Durrow are closely aligned with the boundaries of the Catholic parish of Tullamore The Parish of Kilbride … Continue reading Place names in the parish of Kilbride, Tullamore, County Offaly: no.1 in a new series
- The Bell of Bell Hill, Offaly: St Patrick, Ciarán of Saighir, Cooke of Birr and more. By John Dolan
Bell Hill is a small townland close to the village of Clareen, Co. Offaly. The Bell Hill itself is situated on high ground with good views in all directions. A large bush sits on the hill and is known locally as the Bell Bush. There are a few other locations in Ireland called Bell Hill. … Continue reading The Bell of Bell Hill, Offaly: St Patrick, Ciarán of Saighir, Cooke of Birr and more. By John Dolan
- Remembering Sean Mac Caoilte/John Forrestal of Tullamore (1885–1922). Great talent we lost during the revolutionary period.
Happy St Patrick’s Day to all our followers. A good day to recall a talented young man who died all too early. Sean Mac Caoilte/John Forrestal of Henry (now O’Carroll) Street, Tullamore is forgotten in his home town. Why is that? For one thing he died in Dublin at the age of only 37 having … Continue reading Remembering Sean Mac Caoilte/John Forrestal of Tullamore (1885–1922). Great talent we lost during the revolutionary period.
- Irish Mist Liqueur: a unique Tullamore product, and now a chance to talk, recall and publish recollections. We need your help.
For about forty years Tullamore was home to the production, bottling and marketing of a world-class product, Irish Mist liqueur. The background to the project to establish a whiskey-based liqueur came from English contacts of the Williams distillery company, B. Daly, and arose out of the scarcity of whiskey in England as the war came … Continue reading Irish Mist Liqueur: a unique Tullamore product, and now a chance to talk, recall and publish recollections. We need your help.
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.