- 1903-1962 (Creation)
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Scope and content
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.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
The collection had no discernible original system of arrangement on accession and an order was imposed on it by the archivist.
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Conditions governing access
By appointment only. Contact Offaly Archives at [email protected]
Conditions governing reproduction
May be reproduced in accordance with provisions of the Copyright and Related Rights Act (2000). No reproduction online, in print or broadcast without the express permission of copyright holder.
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Irish and English
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Rules and/or conventions used
ISAD (G), 2nd Ed.
Dates of creation revision deletion
April 2022, Lisa Shortall