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Offaly's Designated Genealogy Centre

Offaly Historical Society, Bury Quay, Tullamore is the genealogical research centre for Laois and Offaly. It has transcribed and uploaded approximately 1 million records for Laois and Offaly to  for family historians to access.  

The Ireland Reaching Out programme in Offaly

Ireland Reaching Out initiative is based on the principle of 'reverse geneaology' - instead of waiting for people of Irish descent to trace their roots, IrelandXO is based on the simple idea of going the other way. Working through voluntary effort at a townland, village and parish level in Ireland, IrelandXO identifies those who left areas and then traces them and their descendants worldwide. IrelandXO, through its parish volunteers, offers free genealogy advice and a 'Meet and Greet service' if you decide to visit. You can leave a message on your (civil) parish here or if you don’t know the parish of your ancestors, you can leave a message on the County Offaly board here.

The Obama Connection with Offaly

Click here to find out more about one of Offaly's descendents President Barack Obama. Download the information board in Moneygall about the Obama connection.