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 Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre, Offaly Historical Society and Birr Castle and Gardens Science Centre Shop and local books shops. 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 15 January 2014.