Kilcormac Ramblers Club

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Kilcormac Ramblers first outing in 2017 was their Annual New Year’s Day fundraiser for Offaly Hospice. First call was to Marty & Lucy’s Birr Street for the old commandos hot beverages, to face the crispy, sunny afternoon walk from the GAA field, where a sizeable crowd gathered including members of Rambles in Eireann club. They followed with the beautiful strains … Read More

County Offaly Commemoration of Irish Famine Victims.

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County Offaly Commemoration of Irish Famine Victims will hold their Famine Memorial Ceremonies in Cadamstown, Ralehin, and Ballyboy on Saturday 18th June & Thursday 23rd June 2016. Saturday 18th June: A ceremony will be held at the Green, Cadamstown at 7pm. This will be followed by mass in Cadamstown Church at 8pm, for the victims of the Great Famine. Thursday … Read More

Sheena’s Cafe Opens in Kilcormac

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Kilcormac finally got the cafe it was waiting for today with the opening of Sheena’s Cafe. Owned and operated by Stephen and Maggie Connolly, the cafe provides a much needed place in the middle of the town for people to meet and relax. Maggie (Charles) is well known to us locally and Stephen, a native of Tullamore is a familiar … Read More

Ballyboy & Killoughy Catholic Parish Registers 1821 to 1881

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Ballyboy & Killoughy Catholic Parish Registers 1821 to 1881 by Margaret Ruttledge   The National Library of Ireland made their microfilm collection of Catholic Parish Registers available on line in October 2014 at http://registers.nli.ie These registers were preserved on microfilm in the 1950’s and whilst a great resource they are notoriously difficult to read in places. In an effort to track … Read More