Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Tullamore on Earth

County Offaly

(Irish: Contae Uíbh Fhailí) is a county in Leinster, Ireland, bordered by seven other counties: Galway, Roscommon, Westmeath, Meath, Kildare, Laois, and Tipperary. Originally the name referred to the Kingdom of Uí Failghe. The present county was shired in 1556 by Mary I of England during one of the Plantations of Ireland, and was then named King's County after King Philip II of Spain, and the county town was Philipstown (now called Daingean) until the nineteenth century. The county town is now Tullamore. Its former name of "King's County" is still used when the title deeds to a property are transferred from a seller to a buyer today.


is the county town and the marketing centre of a fertile agricultural district. It takes one and a half hour from Dublin by train. Among the imposing buildings are the Catholic Church of the Assumption, the Court House, and the modern County Regional Hospital. The whiskey liqueur Irish Mist is made in Tullamore.

I am posted here for my first peripheral hospital attachment :)

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