[ aw-fuh-lee, of-uh- ]
/ ˈɔ fə li, ˈɒf ə- /
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a county in Leinster, in the central Republic of Ireland. 760 sq. mi. (1,970 sq. km). County seat: Tullamore.
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How to use Offaly in a sentence
He was succeeded by his son, Hugh, "who committed his regal depredation in Offaly."
O'Connor of Offaly, another chieftain who had also distinguished himself against the English, died about this time.
Philipstown near Tullamore was formerly the capital of the county and was the centre of the kingdom of Offaly.
Offaly turned away contemptuously, and, speaking in Irish, ordered his men to ‘take away the churl.’
Assuming that they were at his mercy, Offaly offered the citizens their lives if they would let him enter to besiege the castle.
British Dictionary definitions for Offaly
/ (ˈɒfəlɪ) /
an inland county of E central Republic of Ireland, in Leinster province: formerly an ancient kingdom, which also included parts of Tipperary, Leix, and Kildare. County town: Tullamore. Pop: 63 663 (2002). Area: 2000 sq km (770 sq miles)
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