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
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A Parnellite, James Joyce and a Quid of Tullamore. Michael Byrne
Today, Bloomsday, 16 June 2018, let’s take a look at Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and his use of Tullamore tobacco in the opening chapter. The Tullamore based businessman Daniel E. Williams took the side of Charles Stewart Parnell (1846-91) in the great divide in Irish politics in 1890-91. Parnell had … Continue reading A Parnellite, James Joyce and a […]
The stations at Turley’s of Clerhane, Shannonbridge, Autumn 1951, by Pádraig Turley
By Pádraig Turley When I was a child growing up on a farm in Clerhane, situate about two miles north of the village of Shannonbridge there were two occasions each year when the folk returning from Mass would carry a very important piece of information. This news was the name of the family nominated to … Continue reading The stations at Turley’s of Clerhane, Shannonbridge, […]