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Republic of Ireland

This is the Umbrella Project Page for County Offaly (Kings) - Ireland

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County Offaly (Kings)

  • Irish: Contae Uíbh Fhailí
  • Administrative centre Tullamore
  • Province Leinster
  • Area 2,000 km2 (800 sq mi)
  • People from County Offaly (Kings) are called -
  • Motto Esto Fidelis (Latin), "Be Faithful"

County Offaly is a county in Ireland. It is part of the Midlands Region and is also located in the province of Leinster. It is named after the ancient Kingdom of Uí Failghe and was formerly known as King's County. Offaly County Council is the local authority for the county.


The following are the historical baronies located in County Offaly:

  • Ballyboy
  • Ballybrit
  • Ballycowen
  • Clonlisk
  • Coolestown
  • Eglish
  • Garrycastle
  • Geashill
  • Kilcoursey
  • Lower Philipstown
  • Upper Philipstown
  • Warrenstown

Places of Interest

  • Birr in the south of the county is best known for its castle and gardens. Birr Castle is owned by the Parsons family, (the family bears the title: 'Earl of Rosse') and is best known for its 19th-century telescope, the Leviathan of Parsonstown.
  • Georgian Birr
  • Sculpture in the Parklands around Lough Boora in Boora Bog.
  • Charleville Castle located in Tullamore
  • Ancient Christian monastic site at Clonmacnoise along with ancient examples of the Irish High cross such as the 'Cross of the Scriptures', the round tower and visitors center.
  • Kinnitty Castle
  • Slieve Bloom Mountains with panoramic views of Counties Offaly and Laois
  • Banagher and the river Shannon for cruises along the river.
  • The Boora bog reserve is a haven for wildlife and most notably contain the last Irish population of the grey partridge.
  • Durrow Abbey and High Cross
  • Tullamore Dew Visitor Centre
  • Birr Theatre and Arts Centre
  • Clara Bog Nature Reserve
  • Leap Castle
  • Birr Historical Science Centre
  • Seir Kieran
  • The Old Churches of Rahan and Lynally

Towns and Parishes

See below and County Offaly (Kings), Ireland - Monumental Inscriptions, Cemeteries and Graveyards

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References and Sources

Parish Map

Map from Irish Ancestors where the map is interactive.

  1. Aghancon 
  2. Ardnurcher or Horseleap 
  3. Ballyboy 
  4. Ballyburly 
  5. Ballycommon 
  6. Ballykean 
  7. Ballymacwilliam 
  8. Ballynakill 
  9. Birr 
  10. Borrisnafarney 
  11. Castlejordan 
  12. Castletownely 
  13. Clonmacnoise 
  14. Clonsast 
  15. Clonyhurk 
  16. Corbally 
  17. Croghan 
  18. Cullenwaine 
  19. Drumcullen 
  20. Dunkerrin 
  21. Durrow 
  22. Eglish 
  23. Ettagh 
  24. Finglas 
  25. Gallen 
  26. Geashill 
  27. Kilbride (Ballycowan) 
  28. Kilbride (Kilcoursey) 
  29. Kilclonfert 
  30. Kilcolman 
  31. Kilcomin 
  32. Kilcumreragh 
  33. Killaderry 
  34. Killoughy 
  35. Kilmanaghan 
  36. Kilmurryely 
  37. Kinnitty 
  38. Lemanaghan 
  39. Letterluna 
  40. Lusmagh 
  41. Lynally 
  42. Monasteroris 
  43. Rahan 
  44. Reynagh 
  45. Roscomroe 
  46. Roscrea 
  47. Seirkieran 
  48. Shinrone 
  49. Templeharry 
  50. Tisaran 
  51. Wheery or Killagally