County Offaly

Co. Offaly, or Uíbh Fhailí in Irish, was once known as King's County. It is in the midlands region of Ireland with the River Shannon defining its western border. We are home to Birr Castle and Moneygall, which is the ancestral home of President Obama. Our county town is Tullamore and we have a population of approximately 78,003. We look forward to helping you connect with your ancestors’ place of origin.

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Buildings from County Offaly

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External face of east gable showing round Romanesque window and 20th century window inserted by William Martin.
Rahan Ancient Churches of St. Carthage
Eglish Castle - Artists Impression
Eglish Castle
RIC Barracks Building ruins at Curragh Coolderry
RIC Barracks at Curragh, Coolderry
Remains of Hanging Posts
Hangman's Field

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Latest Events from County Offaly

Killina Presentation Convent Bicentenary Celebrations
29th September 2017
Clonmacnoise September Summer School 2015
12th September 2015
Rahan, Offaly
Killina Heritage Centre, Presentation Convent Killina, Rahan, Tullamore, Co.Offaly
29th August 2015
Rahan Graveyard
Cemetery Mass
5th March 2015
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