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Evidence of human activity in Offaly as far back as 9,000 years ago has
been discovered in recent times. Permanent settlement dates back to about
2000 BC. Traces of our Celtic heritage can be found in such monuments as
hill forts. The high number of the county’s religious foundations resulted
from its remoteness and vast areas of bogland and oak woods.
The old Gaelic chiefs who ruled over the territories within the bounds
of Offaly today would not have recognised the area as a p...
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