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The King’s County: Epitome of its History, Topography & C. (Birr, 1883, reprinted 1998.) Review by Dorothee Bibby

Recently, I purchased a little booklet ‘The Kings County: Epitome of its History, Topography & C. by J. St. George Joyce ’ at the Offaly History bookshop at Bury Quay, Tullamore. 1,639 more words

Local History

Midlands Photography Group Clubs Challenge Competition 20th November 2016

The 2nd Midlands Photography Group Clubs Challenge was held at the Tullamore Court Hotel, County Offaly, Ireland on Sunday 20th November 2016.
The 7 clubs: South Kildare Photography Club; Mountrath and District Camera Club; Slieve Bloom Photography Club; Birr Photography Group; Athy Photographic Society; Happy Snappers; and Mountmellick Camera Club. 226 more words
Photography

Stable or Unstable?


To the immediate north-west of the castle at Charleville Forest, County Offaly stands an equally substantial block that once served as stables for the property. Like the main house, this was designed by Francis Johnston in 1798 for Charles Bury, Lord Tullamore (later created Earl of Charleville) and is in the same solid Gothic style. 33 more words

Architectural History

Offaly GAA: Slivers of History

To coincide with the release by Offaly History Archives of a collection of Offaly GAA minute books and records (1906-1980),  Dr Paul Rouse takes us through the history of the GAA in Offaly from its establishment in the county in the 1880s to the present day. 841 more words

Local History

Presents of Mind IV


If anyone ought to be familiar with the library at Birr Castle, County Offaly it is the building’s present chateleine, Alison Rosse. Located to the immediate right of the entrance hall, this rooom has been the victim of no less than two accidental fires, the first in 1832 and the second ninety years later. 314 more words

Architectural History