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If you regard Offaly as a quiet and unassuming place you would be wrong! Four of the most haunted places in Ireland lie within the boundaries of this Midlands county.  27 more words


Offaly hurling final build up: St.Rynagh’s vs Kilcormac/Killoughey

O’ Connor Park Tullamore is the place to be Sunday October 19th, as the culmination of the Molloy Environmental Systems Offaly Senior hurling championship final sees St.Rynagh’s taking on 2012 Leinster club champions Kilcormac/Killoughey. 305 more words



A few weeks ago, my good (and very kind) friend Gillian rang the door bell with a cardboard box in her hand. Inside was a little container of live caterpillars! 526 more words


1994 - Michael Flannery, Irish patriot, dies in New York City. The fight of the Irish against the British was the great theme of Mr. Flannery's life.

As a boy of 14 in Ireland, he joined the Irish Volunteers and learned to fire a machine gun behind a monastery cloister. In 1970, after 43 years in the United States, he was one of the founders of the Irish Northern Aid Committee, which says it is a charitable organisation for the children of British political prisoners. 28 more words

Irish History

Starting at the Bottom

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

Architectural History