Offaly History Archives is the archival repository of Offaly Historical and Archaeological Society (or Offaly History). The society has actively collected archival material from around County Offaly for many years and it complements its substantial library of local history volumes. It is a non-profit community group with a growing membership of some 150 individuals. The archives contain material from the county’s landed estates, solicitors’ firms, industries and private individuals. This catalogue also hosts digital content owned by Offaly County Council’s Heritage Office and Birr Castle Archives.
Offaly History (short for Offaly Historical & Archaeological) was first formed in 1938 and re-established in 1969 and is located at Bury Quay, Tullamore, Co. Offaly since 1993(next to the new Tullamore D.E.W Visitor Centre).
We are about collecting and sharing memories. We do this in an organised way though exhibitions, supporting the publication of local interest books, our website Offalyhistory.com , Facebook, open evenings, our library and offices at Bury Quay.