Offaly Man Spins Winning Streak Wheel

An Offaly man who spun the Grand Prize Wheel on Winning Streak on RTE One on Saturday (14th April), winning a total of €42,000, claims he is the fifth person from his country road in Daingean to appear on the popular game show! Retired former Bord na Mona employee, Jimmy Kilmurray, thought he was the butt of an […]

Italian Travel Agents Find Offaly ‘Eccellente’!

Representatives of one of Italy’s leading tour operators, Francorosso, together with 20 of its top-producing travel agents, are visiting Offaly and Ireland’s Ancient East – as guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland.   The group is here on a fact-finding visit, to sample at first-hand the superb experiences on offer in Offaly and Ireland’s […]

IFAC Climbs In List Of Top Accountancy Firms

In the Finance Magazine annual survey of Ireland’s top accountancy firms published this week, IFAC has moved up to 9th on the list of top 20 firms following a year of strong growth for the accountancy and financial advisory firm.   IFAC provides financial advisory and accounting support to farmers and businesses in the agri, […]

Enterprise Ireland’s Innovation Arena Awards At National Ploughing Championship Open for Applications

Minister Heather Humphreys has opened Enterprise Ireland’s Innovation Arena Awards at the National Ploughing Championships for applications from Irish companies in the agri sector. The awards will take place within the popular Innovation Arena at the heart of the National Ploughing Championships in Screggan, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, 18-21 September 2018.   The Innovation Arena is a unique […]

Offaly Asked To ‘Go Bananas’ In Support Of Temple Street Children’s Hospital

As part of its support for the national drive to encourage healthy eating – especially amongst young and growing children – banana importers Fyffes is hosting National Banana Day which takes place on Wednesday April 18th next.   Parents and budding little chefs throughout the county are invited by Fyffes to put their culinary talents to work, […]

House Prices Rise 9% In Offaly

House prices nationally rose by 2.5% during the first three months of 2018, according to the latest House Price Report released today by Ireland’s No.1 property website, Daft.ie. The average price nationwide was €247,000, 7.3% higher than a year ago. Compared to their lowest point in 2013, prices nationwide have risen by an average of 50% […]

County Offaly MACE Stores Claim Top Accolade For Retail Exellence

Lambe’s MACE Clara was honoured at the recent MACE Excellence Awards for achieving exceptional standards in retailing, which was held in the Lyrath Hotel, Kilkenny and hosted by BWG Foods, owners and operators of the MACE brand.   The MACE Excellence Awards, held in association with the Excellence Ireland Quality Association, are only awarded to […]

Young SVP Day

The Society of St Vincent de Paul Mid-West hosted their second Young SVP Day in Thomond Park last Wednesday. Young SVP is a youth development programme which aims to provide opportunities for young people to engage in social action in their own communities, encouraging personal and social development. It allows students to learn new skills, […]

Offaly Average House Prices Rise – REA Index

The price of the average three-bed semi in Offaly rose by 2.9% to €180,000 in the last 3 months, according to a national survey carried out by Real Estate Alliance. The REA Average House Price Survey concentrates on the actual sale price of Ireland’s typical stock home, the three-bed semi, giving an up-to-date picture of […]

Offaly Delegation Visits Tourism Ireland In New York

Representatives of Offaly County Council, who are in New York for the St Patrick’s Day period, met with senior executives from Tourism Ireland. They were briefed on Tourism Ireland’s extensive promotional programme in the United States for 2018, which is in full swing right now.   The United States is the second-largest market for tourism to […]

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