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Catalogues of the Winter Show, Edenderry

  • IE OCL P11
  • Fonds
  • 1906-1910

Four printed catalogues of the Winter Show, Edenderry for the years 1906, 1907, 1909 and 1910. Lists the president of the society as Rev. J. Kearney PP, and a full list of the executive committee in each catalogue. The rules of the society and the agricultural show is also given along with the names of judges in the categories for prizes in cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry, eggs, bread, butter, honey, grain, potatoes, root crops, horses and garden produce. Also contains extensive advertising from businesses in Edenderry and surrounds.

Edenderry Poor Law Union Industrial and Agricultural Society

Poster for a Carnival at Birr

  • IE OCL P110
  • Fonds
  • 1941

Poster advertising a carnival at Birr organised by the South Offaly Local Defence Force with dancing, parades and hurling tournaments.

South Offaly Local Defence Force

Papers of K. Forrestal

  • IE OCL P115
  • Collection
  • 1921-1966

Collection of newspaper cuttings, off-prints and photographs relating to Irish revolutionary period, mainly dating from the 1960s. Also contains original programme of 1921 Labour Day activities in Ballykinlar Camp No. 2 featuring interned Geashill priest Fr. Burbage; and photograph of Rev J. O'Callaghan, Rev. Canon Magner and Rev. Michael Griffin, stamped 'Murdered by Crown Forces 1921' .

The Daily Sketch, 1916

  • IE OCL P127
  • Fonds
  • 1916

Edition of 'The Daily Sketch', published in London, 10 May 1916, shortly after the Easter Rising.

The Daily Sketch

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

Loughton Papers

  • IE OCL P131
  • Fonds
  • 1798 - 1976

The Loughton papers are comprised of the records of the successive owners of Loughton, Moneygall, Co. Offaly and of other properties in the surrounding area including one in Co. Tipperary. The families documented within the fonds are the Bloomfields, the Trenches and the Atkinsons. The fonds mainly consists of documents originating from Benjamin Bloomfield Trench, his wife Dora Trench (neé Turnor) and their daughter Theodora Trench. The material dates from 1798 until the 1970s.

Trench, Henry

Birr Castle Workmen's Daybook

  • IE OCL P14
  • Fonds
  • 1918-1919

Small bound notebook, ruled for tracking wages of casual labourers. Lists names of workmen, the number of days per week (out of six days) worked, rate of wages and amount earned. Also includes notes on pay increases or bonuses earned. Although there is no mention of the type of work, all employees are male.

Parsons, Laurence, 6th Earl of Rosse

Book of transference certificates, Presbyterian Church, Birr

  • IE OCL P15
  • Fonds
  • 1904-1933

Book of transference certificates from the Presbyterian Church, Birr, with 33 receipt stubs listing members of the Birr congregation that have transferred to other congregations in Dublin, Belfast, and other areas. The certificates record the following information: 'The Presbyterian Church in Ireland Transference Certificate. It is hereby certified that X who leaves the congregation of X at this date is a member in the full communion of the church.' Receipt stubs record the destination congregation of transferring member.

Presbyterian Church, Birr

Rental of the Estate of the Earl of Charleville

  • IE OCL P17
  • Fonds
  • 1868-1901

Rental of the estate of the Earl of Charleville. Lists the denominations, tenants, acreage, yearly rent and other notes. Frequently amended with addition of new tenants and details of lease renewals

Bury Family, Earls of Charleville

Records of Daingean Town Hall Committee

  • IE OCL P2
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1975

Minute books and general accounts books of Daingean Town Hall Committee between 1915 and 1975 with a gap for the years 1951-1952. Daingean's town hall was formerly the courthouse built c.1807 and situated on the main square in Daingean. Early entries for the years 1915-1937 contain accounts such as 'Young Men's Hall' and 'General Hall' accounts. Includes details of expenditure on items such as a billiard table (£1 15 0) and a piano (£7 7 0). General hall accounts included details of monies received from local football club, agricultural shows and dances. Minutes of meetings commence in 1938 and are signed by Rev. P. Kavanagh, Rev. J. G. Moran and Rev. E. J. Kinsella.

Daingean Town Hall Committee

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