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

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

Photo montage of different arts events in Offaly

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 



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The SECRETS OF OFFALY public art project in CLARA directed by Maeve Stone and composed by Tom Lane is about to go live. This project is a unique marriage of music, performance and installation and features Clara Musical Society. Check this link out for further for dates of performances and installation viewing.

Secrets of Offaly


The SECRETS OF OFFALY public art project by doSilentJourneys documentary can be now viewed on the Offaly Arts Youtube Channel just click on this link.The documentary is about an amazing day in August 2015 when the people of Kinnitty recreated scenes from the life and films of Rex Ingram, the Hollywood silent movie director from Kinnitty. To find out more about this project please click on the links below:

Press Release: Premiere of Silent Journeys Documentary

Press Release: Recreation of Rex Ingrams life in Kinnitty

Mini Movies 2015

Mini Movies -See what ourschools can do

Offaly Schools debuted their own animated creations at the OFFline Film Festival on Thursday 8th October at 12noon in Birr Theatre & Arts Centre. To find out more about this project please see our Mini Movies press release or our multi media page for links to the films they have created.


FilmOffaly Feet Up

FilmOffalyFeet Up Event

FilmOffaly welcomes you to put your feet up between the OFFline Film Festival screenings. Come join us at Craughwells Pub, Birr Fri 9 Oct at 5.30pm. Relax, grab a nibble or two and meet film enthusiasts and makers.

Secrets of Offaly

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Commissioned as part of the Secrets of Offaly public art project (other projects are underway in Clara and Kinnitty), artist Amanda Rice will present an interactive public art work in the Village of Clonbullogue, Offaly on Monday August 10th at 1.30pm, which focuses on one particular aspect of John Joly's research on the Indonesian volcano of Krakatoa which first erupted in 1883. The project will be launched by Dr Ciaran Reilly of NUI Maynooth and all are welcome.Visit our news page for more information

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Acclaimed photographer Veronica Nicholson has been commissioned by Offaly County Council to document the county during 2015/2016. She will create 200 images which will be published in a large photo book and culminate in an exhibition of some of the images click here to read more or visit www.facebook.com/observingoffaly?fref=ts

Tin Jug Studio 2015

2015 BirrWritersResidency

Tin Jug Studio and Offaly County Council have announced the winning recipients of the 2015 Birr Writers Residency, as Kate Newman, Grainne Tobin, Breda Joy and Cherry Smyth. Delighted with the quality and quantity of writers applying for only the second year of this bursary, the organizers said it was a difficult to select writers this year, focusing their process on how clearly applicants expressed their desire to make the best use of the opportunity alongside evidence of need and current projects. For more see our news page

Irish Youth Chamber Choir

Irish Youth Chamber Choir visits Offaly

A unique collaboration of young voices unite in Tullamore this month when the Irish Youth Chamber Choir conducted by Greg Beardsell will perform in the Church of Assumption on Sunday April 26th at 7.30pm alongside local school choirs and the award winning Tullamore Academy Chamber Choir. For more info follow this link

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

Midlands Arts and Culture Magazine Issue 24 Cover

Midland Arts and Culture Magazine Winter 2015


Edited by Vivienne Clarke


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Offaly YouthTheatre

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.  

For more info, videos and news articles see our webpage or visit us on facebook.

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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ALWAYS Wanted - Film Locations and Offaly Business for Film Industry

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


We have some great videos from the public art films The Grand Experience to Offaly Youth Theatre productions. We have music by Wayne Brennan and music from the community of Kilcormac. We have stop motion films and promo films for Culture night to see our full collection visit our multi media page or check us out on our Youtube

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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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