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Local Studies and Archives

Local Studies

Offaly Libraries Local Studies Service promotes and preserves Offaly’s rich history, heritage, and culture. Its collection covers the social, economic, geographic and political breadth of the county, and supports researchers in their interests. Local Studies is located in Tullamore Library, although every branch has a local studies collection. Due to ongoing remedial building works, access to specific materials in Tullamore Library may be limited at present. Please contact the library in advance of visiting at

Research your family history
Learn more about Offlay Newspapers Digital Archive ( In Library Access Only )
History Lecture Series

Offaly Archives

Offaly Archives is the jointly managed archives service of Offaly County Library and Offaly Historical and Archaeological Society (Offaly History). Collections in the care of both repositories are housed in this facility, providing a comprehensive service for users of archives. Our documentary heritage is the archival memory of the community and Offaly Archives endeavours to identify, preserve and make these materials available for research purposes.

Offaly Archives is located in the Offaly Archives Unit 1F, Axis Business Park Clara Road Tullamore Co Offaly.    Access to the reading room is by confirmed appointment only.


Useful Links

Newspapers & Radio

Official online gazetteer of historic buildings in Ireland

The Offaly Independent

The Tullamore Tribune

The Midland Tribune

Midland Radio 3 

Local Interest:

The Gathering and Offaly Libraries Postcard Project

Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre

Towns in Offaly

Birr Castle

Shannon Development

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