Recycling of Christmas Trees
Christmas Trees are accepted FREE OF CHARGE at the civic amenity sites (Derryclure Waste and Recycling Facility, Birr and Edenderry Civic Amenity Sites) until January 31st 2015. Please ensure all decorations and lights are removed from trees.
Offaly 2016 Your invitation to participate
In 2016 we will remember 1916 and that pivotal period in our history. It is a time to reflect on the past 100 years and to re-imagine our future, building a new legacy of hope, belief, possibility and confidence. A team, comprising of elected members and staff, in Offaly County Council will be coordinating events in Offaly to mark this year and will be the link to Ireland 2016, the national office in the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.
We would like to hear your ideas and suggestions as to how Offaly 2016 can be remembered, reconciled, presented and imagined.Closing date for submissions is Thursday 19th February 2015 @ 4pm. For more information please follow this link.
Adoption of the Corporate Plan
The Cathaoirleach, Cllr Sinead Dooley, welcomed the unanimous adoption of the Corporate Plan which covers the life of the current Council.
The Plan for 2015 to 2019 places a strong emphasis on economic and tourist development. The objective is to increase visitor numbers through the establishment of an identity and brand for the county and to maximise the potential of Offaly’s rich natural and built heritage resources.
Offaly Greenways public information Sessions
Offaly County Council are inviting members of the public to comment on the draft ‘Offaly Greenways Strategy’ in 2015. The Strategy will include projects outlining where walking and cycling projects can be improved and developed around the county with particular emphasis on improving existing routes in addition to creating new loops. Speaking ahead of the December Council Meeting, Cathaoirleach Sinead Dooley welcomed the initiative. Read full press release here.
Arts Act Grants
Arts Act Grants Now Open - Voluntary Community Groups, individual artists, town bands, drama and musical groups are invited to apply for funding under the Arts Act Grants. For further information and application forms please follow this link