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.
- The D.E. Williams branch shops in the midlands, 1884–1921: A revolution in retailing. By Michael Byrne
There are only a few studies available on the development of retailing in Ireland, either of a general nature or in connection with particular firms. It is well known that in the first half of the nineteenth century and up to the Famine years retail outlets were not widely available and many in the smaller … Continue reading The D.E. Williams branch shops in the midlands, 1884–1921: A […]
- The Railway Men: 1st Battalion, Offaly No. 2 Brigade the War of Independence and the attacks on trains in the Ballycumber- Clara area. By Pat...
We welcome Pat McLoughlin this week as a new contributor writing about attacks on trains in the Clara-Ballycumber area during the War of Independence. Pat writes: I grew up between Clara and Ballycumber in the townland of Clonshanny. Thomas Bracken who was Adjunt Officer 1st Battalion, Offaly No. 2 Bde. is my grandfather, Brigid Bracken … Continue reading The Railway Men: 1st Battalion, […]