Our collections This collection represents our collective memory and is an invaluable resource for historians, researchers, students and individuals interested in Offaly’s heritage and culture Newspapers Online & Microfilm An important archive of both local and national newspapers is available at all public libraries in Offaly.
We have a collection of local newspapers dating from the mid-19 century.
All of my fourteen siblings spent their childhoods in Irish industrial schools.'Despite her upbringing and subsequent life in Mount Carmel, Connie is at pains to point out that there were some happy memories from her life at home with her father when he made an effort to be kind.
From what I can gather, I was first admitted to Mount Carmel Industrial School, Moate, Co. In 1971, a younger brother and I were returned to our parents' home in Co. Ten months later, we were transferred back to the orphanage, where I remained until I was seventeen.
Born on December 3rd, 1962, Connie explained how for many years she had no idea of her correct date of birth.'During my years in the industrial school in Co.
Westmeath I didn't know the exact date of my birthday: I was told it was December 8th for several years, then it was switched to December 4th.
Research your Family history & Local history All sources are available online.
Some of the key primary sources are available at the Local Studies Department, Tullamore Central Library.
Local Publications and Links For more information about Offaly, why not check out our Local Publications and Selected Links.
Back to top The Heritage Council of Ireland Irish Architectural Archive The National Library of Ireland The National Print Museum National Maritime Museum of Ireland The British Library Back to top Irish Lives in War and Revolution: Exploring Ireland's History 1912-1923Explore the lives of men, women and children living through war and revolution and social changes that made modern Ireland.
World War 1: Changing Faces of Heroism Learn how the war moved us away from traditional views of heroism and created new kinds of heroes and heroines.
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