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
Ballyduff Church, Tullamore where mass is again celebrated after a gap of over 200 years. By Offaly History
The old Catholic church at Ballyduff was erected in 1775 and was the first post-Reformation church in Tullamore parish. It was erected in the remote townland of Ballyduff near the centre of Tullamore parish to minimise upset to the authorities at a time when the Penal Laws were still in force. It appears to have … Continue reading Ballyduff Church, Tullamore where mass is again celebrated after a gap of over 200 years. By Offaly History […]
Francis Hitchcock’s War: Stand To, A Diary of the Trenches and its legacy. By Ruth Barton
I first came to Lt Col Francis Clere Hitchcock, OBE, MC via his brother Reginald (Rex). I was writing my biography (Rex Ingram: Visionary Director of the Hollywood Screen) about the older Hitchcock, and soon realised that one of the defining influences on his life and work was his close relationship with his brother. … Continue reading Francis Hitchcock’s War: Stand To, A Diary of the Trenches and its legacy. By Ruth Barton […]
Mapping Offaly Specially contributed for Offaly History
For Offaly History Mapping Offaly began as a project to map the archaeological sites in Offaly in the mid-1970s. The state archaeological survey was in progress but nothing had been published and some members of the society decided to embark on a project they knew little about but were excited about the prospects. The then … Continue reading Mapping Offaly Specially contributed for Offaly History […]
Ballinagar fifty years ago by John Malone of Ballinagar Historical Society
Ballinagar 50 years ago was a much smaller place than it is now. There were no housing estates, no streetlights or footpaths. There was a row of cottages on the Geashill road and a few houses in the village. Close by was a church and a run-down hall which was the old school. The … Continue reading Ballinagar fifty years ago by John Malone of Ballinagar Historical Society […]
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.