A resource for researching Offaly and the surrounding areas
The archives contain material from the county’s landed estates, solicitors’ firms, industries and private individuals
Depicts various places around Offaly via archive images and recreates those images in contemporary times
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Barbados to Birr, the story of Sergeant Gordon Brooker, Leinster Regiment. By Stephen Callaghan
The 11th March 2019 marked the 100th anniversary of the death of Sergeant Gordon Brooker of the Leinster Regiment, a soldier who for the best part of the last 96 years was buried in an unmarked grave in Clonoghill Cemetery, Birr. This is his story. Gordon McNeill Brooker was born around 1886 in the parish of … Continue reading Barbados to Birr, the story of Sergeant Gordon Brooker, […]
Brigade Activity Reports of the IRA, 1916–23 and Tullamore and Clara in the aftermath of the killing of RIC Sergeant Cronin in October 1920 during...
The Brigade Activity Reports (BAR) series of the Military Service (1916–1923) Pensions Collection, released by the Military Archive recently were compiled from 1935 onwards to assist in the verification of individual applications for pensions; nearly all of the reports include brief descriptions of particular operations undertaken or planned including some in Tullamore, the attacks on […]