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Monday to Friday 9:30am to 4:00pm

Arts Section
Offaly County Council
Áras an Chontae
Charleville Road
Co. Offaly

Phone: 057 9357400
Fax: 057 9346868
Email: arts@offalycoco.ie

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The Arts Office

"Offaly County Authorities aims to provide leadership in quality inclusive and innovative expereinces of the arts for all and to demonstrate through best practice and partnership the value and benefits of increased access to and involvement in the arts for all our citizens" Offaly County Arts Plan 2012-2016 



Photo of artist painting a picture photo by Andy Mason

Arts Grants to Offaly Community Groups

Offaly County Council approved 17 arts grants to groups and individuals under the Arts Act Grants scheme 2015. Recipients of the grants include, Arden View Family Resource Centre, Banagher Musical Society, Community Cabin Edenderry, Clara Musical Society, Clara Town Band, Clonbullogue Development Association, Dochas, Edenderry Youth Café, Jigsaw, Scoil Eoin Pól Tullamore, Rosemarie Langtry, St Joseph's NS Arden View, St. Mary's Youth Centre, Tullamore Gramophone Society, Tullamore Rhymers Club, Tin Jug Studio and Tullamore Town Band. See our news article for more info

Mildands Arts and Culture Magazine Issue 23 Cover

Midland Arts and Culture Magazine Spring 2015

Featuring articles on midlands festivals, authors, music generation programme, visual arts, theatre, film and all you need to know about the arts in Offaly, Laois, Westmeath and Longford. (PDF 5MB)

Edited by Vivienne Clarke


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Offaly Youth Theatre

What our promo videos and see what we are all about.

Edenderry, Birr & Tullamore

Professional Training for Theatre & Film

Offaly Youth Theatre is a not-for profit organisation funded by Offaly County Council that places the artistic wants and needs of its young members first.(Ages 14-20). All facilitators are third level trained and Garda Vetted. OYT offers a place for young people to communicate their own ideas, learn acting skills for film and theatre, use own voice, write their own scripts and perform it.  OYT has three branches Birr, Edenderry and Tullamore and is affiliated with NAYD (National Association for Youth Drama in Ireland) and that is what makes it a unique theatre opportunity in Offaly.  The main ethos behind ‘Youth Theatre’ that sets it apart is the value it places on young opinions and decision making. 

 Our Workshops are on....

Birr : Fri @ 7pm – St Brendan’s School (Facilitator: Macdara Deery)

Edenderry: Wed @ 7pm –Youth Café (Facilitator : Martina McCormack); 

Tullamore: Monday @ 7pm – Central Hotel (Facilitator : Angela Ryan). 

Cost is €50 for 10 /12 weeks.  But you can join at any time. Contact 057 9357400 - see Offaly Youth Theatre on Facebook or email Maura on  offalyyouththeatre@gmail.com for more information

Pre School Music

Music Generation Offaly/Westmeath

Check out our introduction video on Youtube

Proposed Tullamore Community Arts Centre

Tullamore Community Arts Centre

For up to date news on the progress of the centre and fundraising events visit www.tullamorecommuityartscentre.ie

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Wanted Offaly Business for Film Industry & Locations

Film can bring business worth tens of thousands to an area, with production companies using hotels, catering companies, taxis and restaurants. Our FilmOffaly Vendor Card gives local services the opportunity to tap directly into that industry.Visit www.filmoffaly.ie for more info

We are always looking for interesting locations So if you think your house, business or factory would suit give us a call on 05793 57400

Photograph taken by Veronica Nicholson

A Very Grand Canal - Public Art Scheme

A DVD of A Grand Experience is now on sale and available for download. For further information on this click the link below.

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The Association of Local Authority Arts Officers

General Information is available on this organisation by following this link

Press Release on 25 Years of the Association of Local Authority Arts Officers Conference

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