County Offaly

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County Offaly

Contae Uíbh Fhailí
Coat of arms of County Offaly
Coat of arms
Location of County Offaly
CountryIreland
ProvinceLeinster
Dáil ÉireannLaois–Offaly
EU ParliamentMidlands–North-West
County seatTullamore
Government
 • TypeCounty Council
Area
 • Total2,001 km2 (773 sq mi)
Area rank18th
Population
 (2011)
76,687
 • Rank24th
Car platesOY
Websitewww.offaly.ie

County Offaly (Irish: Contae Uíbh Fhailí) is a county of Ireland. County Offaly is in the province of Leinster. It is named after the old kingdom of Uí Failghe. The population of County Offaly is 76,687 as of 2011.[1]

Population[change | change source]

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) estimates that the rise in population in 2006 had 2,026 natural people and 5,179 people who migrated from both Ireland and the world.

In the 2011 census, 35.7% (27,378) were under the age of 25 and 11.6% (8,909) of people over the age of 65.

Media[change | change source]

Radio[change | change source]

Midlands 103 broadcasts in Laois, Offaly and Westmeath is based in Tullamore.

Print[change | change source]

There are a few local newspapers in County Offaly such as The Offaly Independent and the Tullamore Tribune.

References[change | change source]

  1. Tom Kelly (1 July 2011). "Offaly's population rises by 8.4% in five years". Offaly Independent. Retrieved 2 February 2015.