The original founders and movers of the branch were the late Ted Flynn, Sadie Leonard and Liz Egan who became Chair, Vice Chair & Secretary respectively at the first minuted meeting in November 2000. As funds were very limited they appealed  for a contribution from Tullamore Branch INTO with Virginia Duffy approaching Birr/Banagher Branch. £300 and £100 were kindly donated and much appreciated.


These original organisers were very committed and the membership expanded quickly and has now exceeded 150.

Ted remained as Chairman until 2008 and Liz continued as Secretary until 2011.  Sadie served as Chair for 3 years.

Next Branch Meeting

The 2021 AGM will be held on Wednesday, November 24th at 12 noon followed by lunch at the Court Hotel, Tullamore.

Together Again! - Autumn 2021

Below is a photo from our first Branch get together and coffee morning at  at Birr Castle  held recently.

Outing to Áras an Uachtaráin, December 2nd, 2019 - Photo Gallery
Members of the Offaly Branch were entertained to tea at Áras an Uachtaráin by the President, Michael D. Higgins. It was a most interesting and enjoyable occasion and a first for the branch.
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Shannon Harbour Visit - October 2019 - Pictures
Some memories of our recent morning in Shannon Harbour where the Grand Canal meets the Shannon .We had a most enjoyable morning led by James Scully in a most informative and enjoyable manner. We were glad to see he had copious notes a reminder of times past…. We concluded proceedings in McIntyres Pub
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Branch visit to Vermeer Exhibition

The Branch organised a visit to the Vermeer Exhibition in the National Gallery in September last. It proved very enjoyable and informative. Pictured below are branch members in the gallery lobby after the visit.

Branch Officers

Cora Stronge Smith


Frank Brennan


Tom McGee


Contact Us

Secretary:     Frank Brennan 085-7483380  Email:

Cathaoirleach: Cora Strong Smith 087-2518506  Email: