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Killaly, John (1766-1832) Tullamore’s premier resident engineer in the forty years from the 1790s to his death in 1832. By Ron Cox

John A Killaly, surveyor and canal engineer, was born in Ireland. Killaly was a big noise in Tullamore. For his contribution to the building of the Grand Canal alone he deserves to be remembered. 1,970 more words

Local History

Blog Task 4 - Social Media Privacy

To tell the truth, I always thought I was quite savvy in regards to privacy online. Well, that notion is gone after researching a little a bit about myself. 237 more words

Strangewaze (1992 Session)

From Tullamore, Strangewaze were Jason Rabbitte (vocals & guitar),
Ferg Lenihan (bass & vocals), Soup (guitar) and Mark Molloy (drums & percussion).

For What It’s Worth… 35 more words


Beautiful Birr

I stopped by Birr Castle  recently to break up the trip home from Cork to Dublin. I had visited as a child with my family, but couldn’t remember much. 1,083 more words


Woodfield Cafe, Birr

Having heard great things about the Cafe at Woodfield Garden Centre in Birr, I was delighted to get an opportunity to visit for lunch earlier this week.   226 more words


Glenregan Loop

Back again, this time to tackle the Glenregan Loop. Having visited the previous week and done the Glinsk Castle Loop I now had the knowledge of which direction to head from the trail head. 207 more words