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.
AN TOSTAL Art and Archaeology in Tullamore in the 1950s. Fergal MacCabe
A Golden Age Consumed by political and economic turmoil, the first half of the 20th century was a fallow period for the visual arts and archaeological scholarship in Ireland and certainly Offaly was no different. The post-war period dominated by scarcity and emigration, was particularly stifling. The first glimmerings of change came with … Continue reading AN TOSTAL Art […]
The Great Famine in Shinrone & South Offaly. Ciarán Reilly
A document in the National Library of Ireland sheds important light on the fate of the inhabitants of a part of county Offaly during the years of the Great Famine. Here the names and circumstances of almost 500 people in the village of Shinrone and its hinterland are included on a register for relief, which … Continue reading The Great Famine in Shinrone & South Offaly. […]