In November 2017 Flights of Fancy; Follies, Families and Demesnes in Offaly by Rachel McKenna, county architect was published by Offaly County Council. It is hardback, full colour and over 350 pages detailing 15 demesnes - Charleville, Birr, Gloster, Tubberdaly, Ballycumber, Moorock, Busherstown, Prospect, Acres, Belview, Mullagh Hill, Ballyeighan, Hollow House, Kinnitty and Loughton. Available in local bookshops and Offaly History on Bury Quay for €30.00.
In 2013, Offaly County Council commissioned a study of 11 follies in county Offaly with grant aid from the Heritage Council. The report was carried out by James Howley of Howley Hayes who has written The Follies and Garden Buildings of Ireland originally published in 2003. Download Eleven Follies in County Offaly, Condition Survey and Measured Drawings by Howley Hayes Architects.
In 2014, conservation works were carried out on the Tower on Mullagh Hill by the owners, the Dillon family, with support from the Follies Trust and Offaly County Council.
In 2018, the owners of Gloster Arch conserved the folly with assistance from Offaly County Council with grants from Creative Ireland, the Built Heritage Investment Scheme, and Follies Trust and the Apollo Foundation. Download the conservation of Gloster Arch presentation from the November 2018 Annual Heritage Seminar.
In 2009, Offaly County Council commissioned a report on the column in Emmet Square in Birr designed by Samuel Chearnley which was subsequently conserved. Download The Column in Emmet Square report by Howley Hayes Architects.
www.buildingsofireland.ie can be searched under 'Offaly' and building type 'follies' for more information.