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
Our page on Soundcloud has Lectures, presentations and Interviews from around Offaly.
Shackleton’s photographs of Tullamore and west Offaly in the 1890s. Michael Byrne
Jane W. Shackleton’s Ireland compiled by Christiaan Corlett (Cork, 2012) is an attractive large format publication from the growing stable of books issued by Collins Press and consists of 180 well produced photographs by Jane Shackleton. Jane Shackleton (nee Edmundson) was born in 1843 and in 1866 married Joseph Fisher Shackleton of the famous Ballitore, … Continue reading […]
Johnny Gorman the tailor of Ferbane. The Story of a Fenian. By Tomas O Cleirigh M.A. and Offaly History
Some died by the glenside, some died ‘mid the stranger, The wise men have told us their cause was a failure; But they stood by old Ireland an’ never feared danger, Glory O! glory O to the Bold Fenian Men” Peadar O’ Cearnaigh Ferbane is a little place of about three hundred inhabitants. They often … Continue reading Johnny Gorman the tailor of Ferbane. The Story of a […]