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.
Lord Edward Digby, Minterne, Dorset (former owner of the Digby Estate, Geashill) (1924-2018). An appreciation for his kindness and support to...
The death has occurred in Dorset England of Lord Edward Henry Kenelm Digby, 12th Baron Digby on the 1st of April 2018, aged 93. Lord Digby was born 24 July 1924. He was the son of Edward Kenelm Digby, 11th Baron Digby of Geashill and Hon. Constance Pamela Alice Bruce. He was educated at Eton … Continue reading Lord Edward Digby, Minterne, Dorset (former owner of the Digby Estate, […]
Wright and the other Volunteers: Birr, the Boer War and the Lindley connection. By Rosemary Raughter
This week’s blog is by Rosemary Raughter, an independent scholar, who has published widely on women’s and on local history. Her discovery of a collection of love letters, written 1898-1901, from her grandmother, Sarah Whelan, originally of Roscrea, to her grandfather, Thomas Eades of Birr, led her to research aspects of life in Birr at … Continue reading Wright and the other […]