Did you know? 100 quirky facts about County Offaly, collated by Amanda Pedlow, Heritage Officer and published by Offaly County Council 2013
. . . one of Ireland's last public hangings took place at Tullamore Gaol . . . Croghan Hill is a volcano . . . Offaly has some of the finest eskers in Europe . . . letterboxes are more political than you thought . . . the first All-Ireland Hurling Final took place in Birr . . . an ancient Pilgrims' Road leads to Clonmacnoise . . . a railway line once ran from Clara to Banagher
This book retailing at €10.00 is available in bookshops in County Offaly, and also in the Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre, Offaly Historical Society and Birr Science Centre Shop. It features 100 selected, quirky aspects of the county with a brief text and illustration for each one. Note a box of 20 can be paid for and collected from Offaly County Council in Charleville road for the wholesale rate of €100.00.
It was reviewed by Rosita Boland of the Irish Times on January 15th 2014.