County Offaly Genealogy

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| [[Aghancon, Offaly| Aghancon]]  
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| [[Aghancon Civil Parish, County Offaly| Aghancon]]  
 
| Ballybritt  
 
| Ballybritt  
 
| Roscrea
 
| Roscrea
 
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| [[Ardnurcher or Horseleap, Offaly| Ardnurcher or Horseleap]]  
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| [[Ardnurcher or Horseleap Civil Parish, County Offaly| Ardnurcher or Horseleap]]  
 
| Kilcoursey  
 
| Kilcoursey  
 
| Tullamore
 
| Tullamore
 
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| [[Ballyboy, Offaly| Ballyboy]]  
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| [[Ballyboy Civil Parish, County Offaly| Ballyboy]]  
 
| Ballyboy  
 
| Ballyboy  
 
| Parsonstown
 
| Parsonstown
 
|-
 
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| [[Ballyburly, Offaly| Ballyburly]]  
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| [[Ballyburly Civil Parish, County Offaly| Ballyburly]]  
 
| Lower Philipstown  
 
| Lower Philipstown  
 
| Edenderry
 
| Edenderry
 
|-
 
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| [[Ballyburly, Offaly| Ballyburly]]
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| [[Ballyburly Civil Parish, County Offaly| Ballyburly]]
 
| Warrenstown  
 
| Warrenstown  
 
| Edenderry
 
| Edenderry
 
|-
 
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| [[Ballycommon, Offaly| Ballycommon]]  
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| [[Ballycommon Civil Parish, County Offaly| Ballycommon]]  
 
| Lower Philipstown  
 
| Lower Philipstown  
 
| Tullamore
 
| Tullamore
 
|-
 
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| [[Ballykean, Offaly| Ballykean]]  
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| [[Ballykean Civil Parish, County Offaly| Ballykean]]  
 
| Geashill  
 
| Geashill  
 
| Tullamore
 
| Tullamore
 
|-
 
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| [[Ballykean, Offaly| Ballykean]]
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| [[Ballykean Civil Parish, County Offaly| Ballykean]]
 
| Upper Philipstown  
 
| Upper Philipstown  
 
| Mountmellick
 
| Mountmellick
 
|-
 
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| [[Ballykean, Offaly| Ballykean]]
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| [[Ballykean Civil Parish, County Offaly| Ballykean]]
 
| Upper Philipstown  
 
| Upper Philipstown  
 
| Tullamore
 
| Tullamore
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Ballymacwilliam, Offaly| Ballymacwilliam]]  
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| [[Ballymacwilliam Civil Parish, County Offaly| Ballymacwilliam]]  
 
| Warrenstown  
 
| Warrenstown  
 
| Edenderry
 
| Edenderry
 
|-
 
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| [[Ballynakill, Offaly| Ballynakill]]  
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| [[Ballynakill Civil Parish, County Offaly| Ballynakill]]  
 
| Coolestown  
 
| Coolestown  
 
| Edenderry
 
| Edenderry
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Birr, Offaly| Birr]]  
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| [[Birr Civil Parish, County Offaly| Birr]]  
 
| Ballybritt  
 
| Ballybritt  
 
| Parsonstown
 
| Parsonstown
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Borrisnafarney, Offaly| Borrisnafarney]]  
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| [[Borrisnafarney Civil Parish, County Offaly| Borrisnafarney]]  
 
| Clonlisk  
 
| Clonlisk  
 
| Roscrea
 
| Roscrea
 
|-
 
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| [[Castlejordan, Offaly| Castlejordan]]  
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| [[Castlejordan Civil Parish, County Offaly| Castlejordan]]  
 
| Coolestown  
 
| Coolestown  
 
| Edenderry
 
| Edenderry
 
|-
 
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| [[Castlejordan, Offaly| Castlejordan]]
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| [[Castlejordan Civil Parish, County Offaly| Castlejordan]]
 
| Warrenstown  
 
| Warrenstown  
 
| Edenderry
 
| Edenderry
 
|-
 
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| [[Castletownely, Offaly| Castletownely]]  
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| [[Castletownely Civil Parish, County Offaly| Castletownely]]  
 
| Clonlisk  
 
| Clonlisk  
 
| Roscrea
 
| Roscrea
 
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| [[Clonmacnoise, Offaly| Clonmacnoise]]  
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| [[Clonmacnoise Civil Parish, County Offaly| Clonmacnoise]]  
 
| Garrycastle  
 
| Garrycastle  
 
| Parsonstown
 
| Parsonstown
 
|-
 
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| [[Clonsast, Offaly| Clonsast]]  
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| [[Clonsast Civil Parish, County Offaly| Clonsast]]  
 
| Coolestown  
 
| Coolestown  
 
| Edenderry
 
| Edenderry
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Clonyhurk, Offaly| Clonyhurk]]  
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| [[Clonyhurk Civil Parish, County Offaly| Clonyhurk]]  
 
| Upper Philipstown  
 
| Upper Philipstown  
 
| Mountmellick
 
| Mountmellick
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Corbally, Offaly| Corbally]]  
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| [[Corbally Civil Parish, County Offaly| Corbally]]  
 
| Ballybritt  
 
| Ballybritt  
 
| Roscrea
 
| Roscrea
 
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|-
| [[Corbally, Offaly| Corbally]]
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| [[Corbally Civil Parish, County Offaly| Corbally]]
 
| Clonlisk  
 
| Clonlisk  
 
| Roscrea
 
| Roscrea
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Croghan, Offaly| Croghan]]  
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| [[Croghan Civil Parish, County Offaly| Croghan]]  
 
| Lower Philipstown  
 
| Lower Philipstown  
 
| Edenderry
 
| Edenderry
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Cullenwaine, Offaly| Cullenwaine]]  
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| [[Cullenwaine Civil Parish, County Offaly| Cullenwaine]]  
 
| Clonlisk  
 
| Clonlisk  
 
| Roscrea
 
| Roscrea
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Drumcullen, Offaly| Drumcullen]]  
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| [[Drumcullen Civil Parish, County Offaly| Drumcullen]]  
 
| Eglish  
 
| Eglish  
 
| Parsonstown
 
| Parsonstown
 
|-
 
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| [[Dunkerrin, Offaly| Dunkerrin]]  
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| [[Dunkerrin Civil Parish, County Offaly| Dunkerrin]]  
 
| Clonlisk  
 
| Clonlisk  
 
| Roscrea
 
| Roscrea
 
|-
 
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| [[Durrow, Offaly| Durrow]]  
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| [[Durrow Civil Parish, County Offaly| Durrow]]  
 
| Ballycowan  
 
| Ballycowan  
 
| Tullamore
 
| Tullamore
 
|-
 
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| [[Eglish, Offaly| Eglish]]  
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| [[Eglish Civil Parish, County Offaly| Eglish]]  
 
| Eglish  
 
| Eglish  
 
| Parsonstown
 
| Parsonstown
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Ettagh, Offaly| Ettagh]]  
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| [[Ettagh Civil Parish, County Offaly| Ettagh]]  
 
| Ballybritt  
 
| Ballybritt  
 
| Roscrea
 
| Roscrea
 
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| [[Ettagh, Offaly| Ettagh]]  
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| [[Ettagh Civil Parish, County Offaly| Ettagh]]  
 
| Clonlisk  
 
| Clonlisk  
 
| Roscrea
 
| Roscrea
 
|-
 
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| [[Finglas, Offaly| Finglas]]  
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| [[Finglas Civil Parish, County Offaly| Finglas]]  
 
| Clonlisk  
 
| Clonlisk  
 
| Roscrea
 
| Roscrea
 
|-
 
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| [[Gallen, Offaly| Gallen]]  
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| [[Gallen Civil Parish, County Offaly| Gallen]]  
 
| Garrycastle  
 
| Garrycastle  
 
| Parsonstown
 
| Parsonstown
 
|-
 
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| [[Geashill, Offaly| Geashill]]  
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| [[Geashill Civil Parish, County Offaly| Geashill]]  
 
| Geashill  
 
| Geashill  
 
| Tullamore
 
| Tullamore
 
|-
 
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| [[Geashill, Offaly| Geashill]]
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| [[Geashill Civil Parish, County Offaly| Geashill]]
 
| Upper Philipstown  
 
| Upper Philipstown  
 
| Edenderry
 
| Edenderry
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Geashill, Offaly| Geashill]]
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| [[Geashill Civil Parish, County Offaly| Geashill]]
 
| Upper Philipstown  
 
| Upper Philipstown  
 
| Mountmellick
 
| Mountmellick
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Geashill, Offaly| Geashill]]
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| [[Geashill Civil Parish, County Offaly| Geashill]]
 
| Upper Philipstown  
 
| Upper Philipstown  
 
| Tullamore
 
| Tullamore
 
|-
 
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| [[Kilbride, Offaly| Kilbride]]  
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| [[Kilbride Civil Parish, County Offaly| Kilbride]]  
 
| Ballycowan  
 
| Ballycowan  
 
| Tullamore
 
| Tullamore
 
|-
 
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| [[Kilbride, Offaly| Kilbride]]
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| [[Kilbride Civil Parish, County Offaly| Kilbride]]
 
| Kilcoursey  
 
| Kilcoursey  
 
| Tullamore
 
| Tullamore
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Kilclonfert, Offaly| Kilclonfert]]  
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| [[Kilclonfert Civil Parish, County Offaly| Kilclonfert]]  
 
| Lower Philipstown  
 
| Lower Philipstown  
 
| Tullamore
 
| Tullamore
 
|-
 
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| [[Kilcolman, Offaly| Kilcolman]]  
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| [[Kilcolman Civil Parish, County Offaly| Kilcolman]]  
 
| Ballybritt  
 
| Ballybritt  
 
| Parsonstown
 
| Parsonstown
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Kilcolman, Offaly| Kilcolman]]
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| [[Kilcolman Civil Parish, County Offaly| Kilcolman]]
 
| Clonlisk  
 
| Clonlisk  
 
| Parsonstown
 
| Parsonstown
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Kilcolmin, Offaly| Kilcolmin]]
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| [[Kilcolmin Civil Parish, County Offaly| Kilcolmin]]
 
| Clonlisk  
 
| Clonlisk  
 
| Roscrea
 
| Roscrea
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Kilcumreragh, Offaly| Kilcumreragh]]  
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| [[Kilcumreragh Civil Parish, County Offaly| Kilcumreragh]]  
 
| Kilcoursey  
 
| Kilcoursey  
 
| Tullamore
 
| Tullamore
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Killaderry, Offaly| Killaderry]]  
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| [[Killaderry Civil Parish, County Offaly| Killaderry]]  
 
| Lower Philipstown  
 
| Lower Philipstown  
 
| Tullamore
 
| Tullamore
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Killoughy, Offaly| Killoughy]]  
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| [[Killoughy Civil Parish, County Offaly| Killoughy]]  
 
| Ballyboy  
 
| Ballyboy  
 
| Tullamore
 
| Tullamore
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Kilmanaghan, Offaly| Kilmanaghan]]  
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| [[Kilmanaghan Civil Parish, County Offaly| Kilmanaghan]]  
 
| Kilcoursey  
 
| Kilcoursey  
 
| Tullamore
 
| Tullamore
 
|-
 
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| [[Kilmurryely, Offaly| Kilmurryely]]  
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| [[Kilmurryely Civil Parish, County Offaly| Kilmurryely]]  
 
| Clonlisk  
 
| Clonlisk  
 
| Roscrea
 
| Roscrea
 
|-
 
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| [[Kinnitty, Offaly| Kinnitty]]  
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| [[Kinnitty Civil Parish, County Offaly| Kinnitty]]  
 
| Ballybritt  
 
| Ballybritt  
 
| Parsonstown
 
| Parsonstown
 
|-
 
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| [[Lemanaghan, Offaly| Lemanaghan]]  
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| [[Lemanaghan Civil Parish, County Offaly| Lemanaghan]]  
 
| Garrycastle  
 
| Garrycastle  
 
| Parsonstown
 
| Parsonstown
 
|-
 
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| [[Lemanaghan, Offaly| Lemanaghan]]
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| [[Lemanaghan Civil Parish, County Offaly| Lemanaghan]]
 
| Garrycastle  
 
| Garrycastle  
 
| Tullamore
 
| Tullamore
 
|-
 
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| [[Letterluna, Offaly| Letterluna]]  
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| [[Letterluna Civil Parish, County Offaly| Letterluna]]  
 
| Ballybritt  
 
| Ballybritt  
 
| Parsonstown
 
| Parsonstown
 
|-
 
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| [[Lusmagh, Offaly| Lusmagh]]  
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| [[Lusmagh Civil Parish, County Offaly| Lusmagh]]  
 
| Garrycastle  
 
| Garrycastle  
 
| Parsonstown
 
| Parsonstown
 
|-
 
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| [[Lynally, Offaly| Lynally]]  
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| [[Lynally Civil Parish, County Offaly| Lynally]]  
 
| Ballycowan  
 
| Ballycowan  
 
| Tullamore
 
| Tullamore
 
|-
 
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| [[Monasteroris, Offaly| Monasteroris]]  
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| [[Monasteroris Civil Parish, County Offaly| Monasteroris]]  
 
| Coolestown  
 
| Coolestown  
 
| Edenderry
 
| Edenderry
 
|-
 
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| [[Rahan, Offlay| Rahan]]  
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| [[Rahan Civil Parish, County Offlay| Rahan]]  
 
| Ballycowan  
 
| Ballycowan  
 
| Tullamore
 
| Tullamore
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Reynagh, Offaly| Reynagh]]  
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| [[Reynagh Civil Parish, County Offaly| Reynagh]]  
 
| Garrycastle  
 
| Garrycastle  
 
| Parsonstown
 
| Parsonstown
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Roscomroe, Offaly| Roscomroe]]  
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| [[Roscomroe Civil Parish, County Offaly| Roscomroe]]  
 
| Ballybritt  
 
| Ballybritt  
 
| Parsonstown
 
| Parsonstown
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Roscomroe, Offaly| Roscomroe]]
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| [[Roscomroe Civil Parish, County Offaly| Roscomroe]]
 
| Ballybritt  
 
| Ballybritt  
 
| Roscrea
 
| Roscrea
 
|-
 
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| [[Roscrea, Offaly| Roscrea]]  
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| [[Roscrea Civil Parish, County Offaly| Roscrea]]  
 
| Ballybritt  
 
| Ballybritt  
 
| Roscrea
 
| Roscrea
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Roscrea, Offaly| Roscrea]]
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| [[Roscrea Civil Parish, County Offaly| Roscrea]]
 
| Clonlisk  
 
| Clonlisk  
 
| Roscrea
 
| Roscrea
 
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| [[Seirkieran, Offaly| Seirkieran]]  
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| [[Seirkieran Civil Parish, County Offaly| Seirkieran]]  
 
| Ballybritt  
 
| Ballybritt  
 
| Parsonstown
 
| Parsonstown
 
|-
 
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| [[Seirkieran, Offaly| Seirkieran]]
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| [[Seirkieran Civil Parish, County Offaly| Seirkieran]]
 
| Ballybritt  
 
| Ballybritt  
 
| Roscrea
 
| Roscrea
 
|-
 
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| [[Shinrone, Offaly| Shinrone]]  
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| [[Shinrone Civil Parish, County Offaly| Shinrone]]  
 
| Clonlisk  
 
| Clonlisk  
 
| Roscrea
 
| Roscrea
 
|-
 
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| [[Templeharry, Offaly| Templeharry]]  
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| [[Templeharry Civil Parish, County Offaly| Templeharry]]  
 
| Clonlisk  
 
| Clonlisk  
 
| Roscrea
 
| Roscrea
 
|-
 
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| [[Tisaran, Offaly| Tisaran]]  
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| [[Tisaran Civil Parish, County Offaly| Tisaran]]  
 
| Garrycastle  
 
| Garrycastle  
 
| Parsonstown
 
| Parsonstown
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Wheery or Killagally, Offaly| Wheery or Killagally]]  
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| [[Wheery or Killagally Civil Parish, County Offaly| Wheery or Killagally]]  
 
| Garrycastle  
 
| Garrycastle  
 
| Parsonstown
 
| Parsonstown
 
|}
 
|}
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== Web Sites ==
 
== Web Sites ==
 
To view a list of Offaly web sites, visit [http://www.fhlfavorites.info/Links/British/Ireland/offaly.htm FHLFavorites.info] for some great sites.
 
To view a list of Offaly web sites, visit [http://www.fhlfavorites.info/Links/British/Ireland/offaly.htm FHLFavorites.info] for some great sites.

Revision as of 17:23, 6 July 2010

Gotoarrow.png Ireland Gotoarrow.png County Offaly

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County Offaly, in Ireland was formerly known as King’s County. It is located in the Irish Midlands in the province of Leinster and consists of 771 square miles with its greatest length being 52 miles from the River Ollatrim near Moneygall to the boundary near Edenderry.

Anciently, it was part of the Kingdom of Ui Failghe from which it gets its present name. The British began occupation in the thirteen century, but did not gain control until the sixteen century when it was named King’s County in 1547 in honour of King Philip II of Spain. Its name was changed to Offaly in 1920 and it became part of the Republic of Ireland on its formation in 1921.

In 1821, the population was 131,088. It increased to 146,857 in 1841, but then began to decrease to 52,592 in 1926. In 2006, the population was 70,868. In 1871, 88.8% of the population were Roman Catholic with 9.9% of the Church of Ireland, 0.4% Presbyterians and 0.5% Methodists. In 1926, 92.6% were Roman Catholic with 6.5% Church of Ireland.

General County Research Information

Further information about County Offaly is available at the GenUKI site.

Civil Jurisdictions and Parish Research Information

A map of the Civil Parishes of County Offaly is available at Irish Times site.

Civil Parish Barony Poor Law Union
Aghancon Ballybritt Roscrea
Ardnurcher or Horseleap Kilcoursey Tullamore
Ballyboy Ballyboy Parsonstown
Ballyburly Lower Philipstown Edenderry
Ballyburly Warrenstown Edenderry
Ballycommon Lower Philipstown Tullamore
Ballykean Geashill Tullamore
Ballykean Upper Philipstown Mountmellick
Ballykean Upper Philipstown Tullamore
Ballymacwilliam Warrenstown Edenderry
Ballynakill Coolestown Edenderry
Birr Ballybritt Parsonstown
Borrisnafarney Clonlisk Roscrea
Castlejordan Coolestown Edenderry
Castlejordan Warrenstown Edenderry
Castletownely Clonlisk Roscrea
Clonmacnoise Garrycastle Parsonstown
Clonsast Coolestown Edenderry
Clonyhurk Upper Philipstown Mountmellick
Corbally Ballybritt Roscrea
Corbally Clonlisk Roscrea
Croghan Lower Philipstown Edenderry
Cullenwaine Clonlisk Roscrea
Drumcullen Eglish Parsonstown
Dunkerrin Clonlisk Roscrea
Durrow Ballycowan Tullamore
Eglish Eglish Parsonstown
Ettagh Ballybritt Roscrea
Ettagh Clonlisk Roscrea
Finglas Clonlisk Roscrea
Gallen Garrycastle Parsonstown
Geashill Geashill Tullamore
Geashill Upper Philipstown Edenderry
Geashill Upper Philipstown Mountmellick
Geashill Upper Philipstown Tullamore
Kilbride Ballycowan Tullamore
Kilbride Kilcoursey Tullamore
Kilclonfert Lower Philipstown Tullamore
Kilcolman Ballybritt Parsonstown
Kilcolman Clonlisk Parsonstown
Kilcolmin Clonlisk Roscrea
Kilcumreragh Kilcoursey Tullamore
Killaderry Lower Philipstown Tullamore
Killoughy Ballyboy Tullamore
Kilmanaghan Kilcoursey Tullamore
Kilmurryely Clonlisk Roscrea
Kinnitty Ballybritt Parsonstown
Lemanaghan Garrycastle Parsonstown
Lemanaghan Garrycastle Tullamore
Letterluna Ballybritt Parsonstown
Lusmagh Garrycastle Parsonstown
Lynally Ballycowan Tullamore
Monasteroris Coolestown Edenderry
Rahan Ballycowan Tullamore
Reynagh Garrycastle Parsonstown
Roscomroe Ballybritt Parsonstown
Roscomroe Ballybritt Roscrea
Roscrea Ballybritt Roscrea
Roscrea Clonlisk Roscrea
Seirkieran Ballybritt Parsonstown
Seirkieran Ballybritt Roscrea
Shinrone Clonlisk Roscrea
Templeharry Clonlisk Roscrea
Tisaran Garrycastle Parsonstown
Wheery or Killagally Garrycastle Parsonstown

Web Sites

To view a list of Offaly web sites, visit FHLFavorites.info for some great sites.