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
Pilgrims to Santiago de Compostela from the Irish midlands in the fifteenth century by Bernadette Cunningham
Santiago de Compostela became an international pilgrimage destination in the twelfth century, at a time when the doctrine of purgatory was widely promulgated and the idea of indulgences was gaining popularity. The local archbishop, Diego Gelmírez (d.1140), promoted the cult of St James and the shrine in the Cathedral of Santiago became one of … Continue reading Pilgrims to Santiago de Compostela from the Irish midlands in the fifteenth century by Bernadette Cunningham […]
KILBEGGAN AND WORLD WAR 1 Stan McCormack
The conversation about the 100th anniversary of World War 1 this last month is on-going, with reference to poppys and Easter lilies, as part of the story. It should be a lot simpler as it has always been about remembering the people who died or who were injured in World War 1 and during the … Continue reading KILBEGGAN AND WORLD WAR 1 Stan McCormack […]
‘The dead open the eyes of the living’: St Joseph’s Cemetery, Tullamore by Girvan McKay, Clonminch
Living just beside the cemetery, we often walk there and I have been struck by the informative and often moving inscriptions on the tombstones of the graves there. It struck me that these throw a valuable sidelight into the pattern of life and death in Tullamore. Some are very sad, especially those on the graves … Continue reading ‘The dead open the eyes of the living’: St Joseph’s Cemetery, Tullamore by Girvan McKay, Clonminc […]
The new book, Offaly and the Great War, represents new and original historical research on the 1914-18 period. Lisa Shortall
The Parker Brothers of Clara and John Martin of Tullamore. One of the Parker boys was killed as was John Martin on 8 October 1918. There was very little published work relating to Offaly in World War I until recent times. The 1983 essay by Vivienne Clarke was a first and rare examination of … Continue reading The new book, Offaly and the Great War, represents new and original historical research on the 1914-18 period. Lisa Shorta […]
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.