Notes on Clara, County Offaly

Notes on Clara, County Offaly

Quaker Quarter   Arguably the most influential family in Clara’s history were the Goodbodys of Charlestown. They descend from Robert Goodbody (1781-1860), an entrepreneurial Quaker and amateur doctor from Mountmellick, who arrived in Clara in 1825 and set up the...
Lord Norbury – The Hanging Judge

Lord Norbury – The Hanging Judge

John Toler (1745-1831), 1st Earl of Norbury, was the most feared Irish judge of the Georgian period. Among the numerous men and women he sentenced to hang were Robert Emmet and the 1798 leaders Henry and John Sheares. He rose to become Chief Justice. Become a member...
County Offaly – Choose a Topic

County Offaly – Choose a Topic

Choose from topics below for stories of people, families, events and places connected to County Offaly.   Vanishing Ireland (Offaly)   Jos Donnelly (1920-2016) – Farmer of the Tulla Gap Pat Gleeson (1913-2006) – Farmer and Musician – Belmont Paddy Lowry...