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Research your Family history & Local history All sources are available online. Some of the key primary sources are available at the Local Studies Department, Tullamore Central Library.

Our collections This collection represents our collective memory and is an invaluable resource for historians, researchers, students and individuals interested in Offaly’s heritage and culture

Newspapers Online & Microfilm An important archive of both local and national newspapers is available at all public libraries in Offaly. We have a collection of local newspapers dating from the mid-19th century.

Local Publications and LinksFor more information about Offaly, why not check out our Local Publications and Selected Links.


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Local History websites


Please remember this valuable resource for local history and archives:


Offaly History Archives is the archival repository of Offaly Historical and Archaeological Society. The society has actively collected archival material from around County Offaly for many years and it complements its substantial library of local history volumes. It is a non-profit community group with a growing membership of some 150 individuals. The archives contain material from the county's landed estates, solicitors' firms, industries and private individuals. This catalogue also hosts digital content owned by Offaly County Council's Heritage Office.

The Blog also contains much valuable information, https://offalyhistoryblog.wordpress.com/  


The Heritage Council of Ireland

Irish Architectural Archive 

The National Library of Ireland

The National Print Museum


National Maritime Museum of Ireland

The British Library


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Free Online Courses


Irish Lives in War and Revolution: Exploring Ireland's History 1912-1923

Explore the lives of men, women and children living through war and revolution and social changes that made modern Ireland.


World War 1: Changing Faces of Heroism

Learn how the war moved us away from traditional views of heroism and created new kinds of heroes and heroines.


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