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The base of a window and its curtain in the Gothic Saloon at Birr Castle, County Offaly. Lit by three arches offering views down to the river Camcor and a vaulted ceiling supported by slender shafts, this wonderful room dates from the early 19th century when it was created by the second Earl of Rosse assisted by an otherwise almost unknown architect called John Johnston who, according to Mark Girouard (writing in… 17 more words

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“Supermoon” taken on 10th August, Birr, County Offaly, Ireland.

A supermoon is an unofficial term for a Full Moon that occurs when the Moon is at its closest to Earth. 78 more words


Just 46% of school leavers in Louth go on to third level education

Louth has one of the lowest level of participation in third level education in the country, new figures have revealed.

The figures from the Higher Education Authority show that 46% of school leavers from the Wee County go to college, with only Donegal and Laois (41%) and Offaly (45%) posting lower figures. 17 more words


Dundalk IT student Patricia passes away suddenly in Offaly

The death has occurred suddenly of Dundalk IT student Patricia (Tricia) Hanlon at her home in Tobberleheen, Ballinagar, Tullamore, Co Offaly.

Tricia died on Monday 12th August, She was a second year student DkIT, studying Public Relations. 238 more words


All private rental homes in Louth that were inspected failed to meet basic minimum requirements

All of the 17 private rental dwellings that were inspected by Louth County Council last year failed to meet the basic minumum requirements.

According to the Irish Independent, Louth was one of four counties – along with Donegal, Offaly and Limerick City Council – which saw a 100% failure rate. 58 more words

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