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Map of Clara and Raheen, King's County, estate of Colonel Wolseley Cox

  • IE OCL P96
  • Fonds
  • c.1888

Linen-backed map of Clara and Raheen, King's County, the estate of Colonel Wolseley Cox. Hand-coloured and numbered with sites from 1-99, although the key to the sites is not extant.

Scale 220 foot: 1 inch.

Cox, Ambrose Clement Wolseley

Memoir by Kathleen Barnwell, Birr

  • IE OCL P31
  • Item
  • 1918-1985

Typescript of memoir titled ‘Do You Remember’. Recounts the life in Birr and covers the following subjects: soldiers from Birr returning from World War I (1918), the Treaty (1921), occupation of Free State Troops of ‘The Gorm' (the workhouse) in Birr (1922), burning of Crinkle Barracks (1922) and other reminiscences of life in Birr from 1930s to 1980s.

Barnwell, Kathleen

Minutes of Tullamore Lawn Tennis Club

  • IE OCL P105
  • Fonds
  • 1891-1904

Softbound copy book containing minutes of the Tullamore Lawn Tennis Club, including two loose notes, one of which is a hand drawn programme for a tennis tournament. Minutes contain general rules of the club, statements of account, plans for tournaments, and lists of members. Important decisions recorded include changing the site of the tennis grounds to Spollenstown, Tullamore in 1894 and the construction of a pavilion. Prominent members include Rev. Maxwell H. Coote, Capt. Fetherstonhaugh, James Perry Goodbody, Reginald Digby, David Sherlock, Lewis Goodbody, J. Prior Kennedy, Rev. R. S. Craig, George Lauder, A. G. Gardiner, A. B. Reamsbottom, George Hoey, and James Denning,

Tullamore Lawn Tennis Club

Notice for Banagher Horse Fair

  • IE OCL P21
  • Fonds
  • 1909

Public notice of Rev. William Robert Trench, market authority and patentee of the fairs of the town of Banagher. States that all horses brought to the fair shall be sold between the entrance gate of Major Armstrong's residence at Claremount and the Bridge of Banagher.
Printed at the King's County Chronicle Office, Birr.

Trench, William Robert, Rev.

O'Brennan Family Papers

  • IE OH OHS31
  • Collection
  • 1911-2015

Material relating to Tullamore Incident, March 1916 and the 1916 Rising from the family of Séamus O'Brennan and his brother Alo O' Brennan. Contains postcards, photographs, contemporary newspapers (1916-1917), memoirs, and commemorative newspapers (1966).

O'Brennan, Séamus

Offaly IRA

  • IE OH OHS35
  • Collection
  • 1916-1923

List of the names of men of No. 1 Offaly Brigade Battalion Company 1916-1923. Annotated 'Copy reference'. Also includes mss copy of letter 'with compliments from Commdt. Barty Byrne IRB Control'. Letter is from Joe Byrne, Adj. 3rd Batt. to siblings on 26 January 1923, shortly before his execution. 'Let none be injured for my death, it is not my wishes.'

Byrne, Barty, Commdt.

Pamphlet St. Brigid and Kildare Cathedral

  • IE OCL P13
  • Fonds
  • 1 February 1979

Pamphlet containing a summary of a lecture given by Tadhg Hayden, principal of Vocational School, Kildare Town, entitled 'St Brigid and Kildare Cathedral: their backgrounds - Pagan & Christian, Irish & European'.

Hayden, Tadhg

Papers of Dr James Lyttleton

  • IE OH OHS85
  • Fonds
  • 2001-2004

Research papers and field notes of Dr James Lyttleton gathered as part of his doctoral research, which looked at the architecture and settlement of the seventeenth-century Jacobean plantations in Co. Offaly.

The research notes relate to tower houses, fortified houses, dwelling houses, religious sites, castle sites and bawns.

For each building there is an individual file with photographs, a written report, maps and plans, and a field sheet providing details on the existent structures.

Lyttleton, James

Papers of Fr Joseph Hurley

  • IE OCL P87
  • Fonds
  • 1903-1962

Papers, notes, publications, and artefacts mainly relating to the hosting in 1953 and 1954 of an exhibition of Offaly's history and archaeology in Tullamore as part of An Tóstal, a national festival celebrating Irish culture. Fr Hurley, or An tAth Seosamh Ó Murthuile as he was also known, was the chief organiser for the exhibition, and collected and schematically displayed original artefacts, manuscripts and illustrations detailing Offaly's history from pre-historic times to the modern era.

The remainder of the collection relates to non-Tóstal related notes, publications and ephemera from 1903-1962.

Hurley; Joseph (1905-1984), Jesuit priest and Irish language scholar

Papers of Fr. Swayne

  • IE OCL P69
  • Fonds
  • 1921-1970

Correspondence (1963-70), mainly between Swayne and W. H. Milner, Portarlington, relating to a film made by Fr. Kennedy in 1921 ostensibly on the turf-cutting industry in the area, but also features the exhumation of skulls of the ‘Ballynowlart Martyrs’ who were purportedly burned alive in Ballynowlart church by English forces in the 1600s. Correspondence culminates in the deposit of the film in the National Library of Ireland.

Offaly Sinn Féin material: original resolution from North and South Offaly Executive Sinn Féin signed by Comd. Ua Duinn relating to its support of the Treaty (29 December 1921) and calling on Offaly’s representative Dr McCartan to vote for ratification, and a pamphlet entitled 'Terms of Reference 23 May 1922 Adjourned Árd-Fheis of Sinn Féin'.

Leaflets and other printed material relating to Croghan Feis organised by Offaly Vocational Education Committee (1949).
Manuscripts notes on placenames and history of Killeigh Parish and Philipstown (Daingean).

Publications: Programme for Walsh Island Second National Turf-cutting competition (1935); Knockbeg Centenary Year Book (1948); and Suncroft, a Parish Magazine (1970).

Swayne, Peadar, Fr.

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