News from County Offaly

Sally Rafferty (nee Booth) and her father Jim Booth in St Brendan's Church of Ireland Birr County Offaly

Connection Story - Surrey and County Offaly

When: Friday, 1 February, 2019

Last October, Sally Rafferty contacted Ireland Reaching Out to let us know that she was coming to Birr in Count Offaly, along with her father Jim. She asked if there was someone available locally to help them discover more about their Irish place of origin.

Birr (Offaly) Offaly
The Sharkey Cousins in Birr

IrelandXO Connections - New York and County Offaly

When: Wednesday, 18 December, 2019

Anna Sharkey, Barbara’s great-grandmother, together with Anna’s siblings and parents (Barbara’s great-great grandparents) had emigrated to New York City from Birr in County Offaly in Ireland – something Barbara had always known.

Birr (Offaly) Offaly
Roscomroe ecclesiastical site

Ballycurragh to Tasmania 1649 – 1868 The Grey Family and Innes Clan

When: Wednesday, 12 September, 2018

Image above:  ecclesiastical site at Roscomroe in County Offaly

Roscomroe (Offaly) Offaly
Leap Castle County Offaly Ireland

A 'Leap' of faith and long lost cousins united

When: Wednesday, 24 February, 2016

Above picture: The cousins pose for a photo on the steps of Leap Castle in County Offaly

Kilcolman (Offaly) Offaly
IrelandXO Connections - Victoria and County Offaly

IrelandXO Connections - Victoria and County Offaly

When: Friday, 5 July, 2019

In Ireland, they visited: Tulla, Co Clare; Cree, Co. Offaly; and Dublin.  They also met with Margaret, a volunteer with IrelandXO in Birr, who helped them investigate their Colbourn ancestors who had lived in the area in the early 1800s.

Kilcolman (Offaly) Offaly
Mollan redwood 10 Sept 2018

Giants Grove. Redwoods, enjoying their benign new home at Birr

When: Wednesday, 17 October, 2018

Image above: Clara Clark and Lord Rosse 10th September 2018

Birr (Offaly) Offaly

The Story of Brickmaking in Pollagh, Co. Offaly

When: Tuesday, 10 December, 2019

"The Story of Brickmaking in Pollagh, County Offaly" by Caitriona Devery

Lemanaghan (Offaly) Offaly

Molloy’s Triennial Clan Gathering Announced

When: Tuesday, 21 February, 2017

Events in the weekend schedule include an early evening meeting at the Molloy Esker Hill Golf Club for food and drink and to meet old and new O'Molloy Clan members. Presentations will be made on the history of the Molloys in Offaly and DNA genealogy.

Tullamore (Offaly) Offaly