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
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 […]
The Papers of St Stanislaus College, Tullabeg. By Damien Burke and Lisa Shortall
Offaly Archives is pleased to announce the publication of the catalogue of the Papers of St Stanislaus College, Tullabeg, the result of a collaboration with the Irish Jesuit Archives, Leeson St, Dublin, where the papers are permanently housed. This blog outlines the history of the college at Tullabeg, the scope of what is contained in … Continue reading The Papers of St Stanislaus College, Tullabeg. By Damien Burke and 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.