A busy day at the Pig Fair in Edenderry, a street scene, Tullamore, a group picnic at Clonmacnoise and a military camp in Birr are just some of the photographs of Offaly digitised and freely available online from the National Library of Ireland (NLI).
ABOVE: A Cattle Fair in Edenderry, photographed by Robert French between 1865-1914. Reproduced courtesy of the National Library of Ireland.
As part of a new initiative entitled ‘Around the Island’, the Library is inviting Offaly people, and everyone with an interest in the county, to explore these images and others from home. ‘Around the Island’ encourages people across the island of Ireland to connect and reconnect with their counties and their history by accessing local photographs that are readily available through the Library’s rich and varied online collections.
See more details on the collection and watch a video HERE
Here's a sample of some of the Offaly photographs available.