Community Power – Success for Community Owned Renewable Energy

The results of the first Renewable Electricity Support Scheme Auction (RESS 1) were announced today.  The scheme has granted support for over one hundred solar and wind developments across Ireland, and is the first time that community led renewable generation projects have been eligible to take part in projects have been recognised and supported in […]

Ten Percent Of Irish Teens Practice Illegal Gambling

Ireland’s National Advisory Committee on Drugs and Alcohol and the UK’s Department of Health (DOH) released a 12-month survey of teens between the ages of 15-years ad 17-year of age.     The results show that the children would buy scratch cards or in some cases, place a bet at the track without issue. While we […]

Offaly punter nets €11,250.75 with 0.75 cent stake

0.75 cent stake Daily Millions bets defies the odds of 15,000/1 BoyleSports can report that a lucky county Offaly customer defied the odds of 15,000/1 in Tuesday’s Daily Millions 2pm draw after their five numbers were drawn. The customer who wishes to remain anonymous staked 0.75cent on the numbers 4-10-18-24 and 28. The five numbers […]

Call for Offaly stories of Ireland’s Rural Electrification Scheme

Local people with memories of Ireland’s Rural Electrification Scheme are being sought to retell their tales as part of a new publication due out later this year. The book ‘Then There Was Light’ will provide a valuable snapshot of the time Ireland left the dark ages by allowing power and light into even the most […]

‘Jammin for Jarrah’ 32 Gigs In 32 Counties comes to Offaly in aid of 5 year old boy with severe Cerebral Palsy needs

‘Jammin for Jarrah’ – Father And Friends To Play 32 Gigs In 32 Counties In Aid of 5 year Old Son With Severe Cerebral Palsy Needs The Co. Offaly gig will be the 1st venue on Day 4 outside Oxmantown Mall, Birr on Wednesday June 22nd. See full schedule below. June 19th 2016 will see a series of 32 gigs being […]

Call out for Home-Chef’s across Offaly from The Nation’s Favourite Chef, Neven Maguire

Ireland’s ‘Best Chef 2014’, Neven Maguire, launches his new book ‘The Nation’s Favourite Food FAST’ with a challenge for home cooks across Offaly, called ‘Fast Favourites’. Neven is inviting cooks across Offaly to send him pictures of their favourite ‘fast’ dishes and how long it took them to cook via Facebook or Twitter (using the […]

William Grant & Sons Opens €35m Tullamore Distillery

Tullamore D.E.W celebrates true ‘Parting Glass’ moment as whiskey production returns home after 60 years 17th September 2014: Today, William Grant & Sons Ltd., the independent family owneddistiller and owner of Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey, officially opened its new €35 millionstate-of-the-art whiskey distillery in Tullamore, Co Offaly, Ireland.After two years ofconstruction, Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food, the […]

The Little Book of GAA Facts

What a dramatic weekend for GAA and all we can say is roll on the replay! In the meantime we have the perfect treat to whet the appetite while waiting for both the football final and hurling replay. Did you know that in 1924, Mick Gill created history by winning two All-Ireland Senior Hurling medals […]

Clara GAA Notes 7th July

U16 Football Championship Clara played Kilcormac/Killoughey on Monday night last and won on a score line of 4-16 to 1-3. The Clara team was: Wesley Johnson, Darryl O’Brien, Callum Egan, Ciaran Doyle, Kieran Hartnett, Adam Owens, Conor Egan(0-1), Thomas Dolan, David Falsey(0-1), Josh McCloskey, David Fleming(2-5, 0-3frees), Sean Tierney(1-3), Josh Fleming, Mark Newman(0-2) and Conor Murray(1-1). Subs: […]

Brosna Gaels Notes – 7th July 2014

u16 Championship The u16’s were unfortunately bean by Clara last Monday. They play Lusmagh in Ballycumber on Monday 14th at7:30pm. u14 Any u14 player wishing to play should contact Don on 087 6765174   u10 blitz The u10’s travel to Edenderry for a blitz on Monday 14th July and to a blitz hosted by Ballinamere/Durrow on Monday 28th July   […]

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