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
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Admiral Sir Henry D’Esterre Darby of Leap Castle, County Offaly: the naval adventures of an Offaly man and hero at the Battle of the Nile, by Noel...
Henry D’Esterre Darby born 9 April 1749 was the third son of Jonathan and Susannah Darby of Leap castle. The D’Esterre name he inherited from his great grandmother, Anna-Maria D’Esterre. The Darby family was first recorded at Leap Castle in 1659 and his father Jonathan was the third Jonathan to own Leap Castle and a … Continue reading Admiral Sir Henry D’Esterre […]
The old pubs of Tullamore: can you name them all since 1968? And the Copper Pot Still (McGinn’s) is your opportunity to get stuck in. Cosney Molloy
First shot or First draft of the story! The Copper Pot Still is one of the finest of the old pubs in Tullamore and has been connected with brewing since the 1800s when a brewery was operated at the back of the existing pub by the Deverell family. It is back in the news because … Continue reading The old pubs of Tullamore: can you name them all since 1968? And the Copper Pot Still […]