News and Events re Tourism in Offaly
‘Community Tourism Diaspora Project’ - fund application process now available, closing date 9th May.
This initiative is a three-way partnership between Fáilte Ireland, IPB Insurance and Offaly County Council (within the City and County Managers Association); and has been established as a follow on from the success of the Gathering in mobilising local communities to harness diaspora links for the benefit of local tourism.
Draft Flood Maps, Rahan - Public Information Day
Members of the Shannon CFRAM Study project team will be available to
discuss and explain the maps to all attending on the day and to collate any
local flooding information. The draft flood maps will be on display in the
Parish Hall on 23rd April and will also be available by download from
www.shannoncframstudy.ie from that date.
Emmet Square Enhancement Project
News and Updates on the project can be found here. Emmet Square Project have a facebook page. This page is managed by Emmet Square Project civic forum.
New Building Control Regulations 2014
The new Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2014 will come into effect on the 1st March 2014. It is intended by the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government that this new legislation will become an important element in the pursuit of an improved culture of compliance.
Water Mains Rehabilitation
Offaly County Council has commenced a Countywide Watermain Rehabilitation Project. This project is part of the Water Conservation Scheme for the County. The objective of the Project is to reduce water leakage in the water distribution system and accordingly reduce Unaccounted for Water (UFW).
The work involves the replacement of existing deficient watermains and associated backyard services throughout the County. As far as is practicable, such watermains in private property will be relocated to public areas.
All details of the Project will be displayed in Birr Town Council, Birr Civic Offices, Wilmer Road Offices on Thursday 30th January 2014 from 2pm to 7pm. Members of Offaly County Council Water Services staff will be available to answer any questions on the Project. Members of the public and any interested parties are invited to attend