Offaly History & Society – Editors: William Nolan & Timothy P. O’Neill
Offaly History and Society is the eleventh in the Irish County History series. The series which commenced in 1985 with the publication of Tipperary History & Society has endeavoured to bring a fresh collective perspective to the understanding of the local dimension in Irish history. It blends the expertise of insider and outsider in a meitheal which draws on a range of disciplines. Volumes such as this can span the centuries with greater authority than any single-authored work and the editors of Offaly have been fortunate in that scholars with varied interests in the history of the county readily agreed to contribute to the making of this book.