County Offaly

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County Offaly
Image:IrelandOffaly.png
Area: 1,999 km²
Capital: Tullamore
Code: OY
Population: 63,663 (2002)
Province: Leinster

County Offaly (Irish: Uíbh Fhailí) is a county in Leinster, Ireland, bordered by seven other counties: Galway, Roscommon, Westmeath, Meath, Kildare, Laois, and Tipperary. Formed in 1556 by Mary I of England during one of the Plantations of Ireland, it was originally named King's County, after King Phillip II of Spain and the county town was Daingean until the eighteenth century.


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Offaly County Crest

The southern part of the county is occupied by the Slieve Bloom Mountains, the northwestern part is the floodplain of the River Shannon and the remainder consists of large bogs including the Bog of Allen and Boora Bog.

The main town in the county is Tullamore, while smaller settlements include:

Banagher, Birr
Cadamstown, Clara, Clonmacnoise
Daingean
Edenderry
Ferbane
Kinnity, Kilcormac
Shannonbridge, Shannon Harbour

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