Local Publications and useful links

 A selection of local publications

  • (Byrne, Michael) Tullamore Town Council: celebrating 154 years (2014)
  • (Byrne, Michael) Exploring Tullamore: an illustrated guide (2013)
  • (Feehan, John) The Geology of Laois and Offaly (2013)
  • (Feehan, Rosse) An atlas of Birr
  • (Murphy, Michael) Edenderry: A Leinster Town
  • (Horner, Arnold) Mapping Offaly in the Early Nineteenth Century, with an Atlas of William Larkin's map of King's County, 1809
  • (Fitzpatrick, Mary) School, Community and Nation: The papers of R.H. Moore, 1899 - 1956 €20.00
  • (Murphy, Coughlan & Doran) Grand Jury Rooms to Áras an Chontae : local government in Offaly. Tullamore, 2003.
  • Bímís Dílis: the spirit of Offaly, in Music, Words and Song. 2001. (Millennium CD)
  • (Egan, Ann) Esto Fidelis: [Offaly’s millennium poem]. Offaly County Council, 2000.
  • (Brady, John) The grouse in the heather: [commissioned traditional piece of music to mark the centenary of local government in Offaly]. Offaly County Council, 2000. Cassette
  • Out the Clara road: the Offaly anthology, ed. By Rita Ann Higgins. Offaly County Council, 1999. 
  • (Nolan & O’Neill). Offaly : history and society: interdisciplinary essays on the history of an Irish county. Dublin: Geography Publications, 1998
  • (Byrne) The people of Tullamore in the twentieth century : an album of memories. Tullamore: Esker Press, 1999.
  • (Barber) Birr : pictures from the past. Dublin: Blackwater Press, 1997.
  • (Evans & Whelan) Edenderry through the ages. Edenderry: Historical Society, 2000.
  • Clara a pictorial record. Tullamore : Esker Press, 1992.
  • (Kilcormac Historical Society). Kilcormac – Killoughey parish album : a photographic record. Kilcormac : Historical Society, 1996.


Desmond Fitzgerald Photographs 1916, War of Independence

The Web contains a lot of useful information about Offaly. Here, we provide a short list of selected links under the following headings:

Newspapers & Radio

Official online gazetteer of historic buildings in Ireland http://www.buildingsofireland.ie/

The Offaly Independent www.offalyindependent.ie

Midland Radio 3 http://www.midlandsradio.fm/ 

Local Interest:

The Gathering and Offaly Libraries Postcard Project

Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre http://www.tullamore-dew.org/

Towns in Offaly http://ireland.iol.ie/%7Eoffaly/tull.htm

Birr Castle http://www.birrcastle.com

Shannon Development http://www.shannongroup.ie/about-us/