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Opening Hours

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

Arts Section
Offaly County Council
Áras an Chontae
Charleville Road
Co. Offaly
R35 F893

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



Birr Writers Residency

Writers, poets, journalists and literature enthusiasts of all genres. The Birr Writers Residency is NOW OPEN for submissions. If you would like to spend a peaceful writing week in the gorgeous georgian town of Birr please do apply. For more information and application for please see here.

Photo of a face painted boy watching a man balance a crystal ball Photo by Andy Mason

NOW CLOSED Festival Arts Grant 2017

Applications were sought from organisations wishing to underatke an arts festival in Offaly during 2017. Click here for further info.

Closing date is Fri 10th Feb @ 4pm

Photo of artist painting a picture photo by Andy Mason

NOW Closed Arts Act Grant 2017

Artists, arts organisations, schools, drama & musical groups, town bands, voluntary community groups (not festivals) are all eligible to apply. Click here for all info.

Closing date Fri 27th Jan 2017 @ 4pm

Observing Offaly Book

Observing Offaly Book

Book is available to purchase from Offaly County Council and selected retail outlets for €15

Click here for more info....

Midlands Arts and Culture Magazine Issue 26 Cover

Midlands Arts and Culture Magazine Winter 2016


Edited by Vivienne Clarke

Mini Movies 2015

Mini Movies -See what our schools can do

Each year three schools from Offaly debut their own film creations at the OFFline Film Festival. This year the premiere is on. To find out more about this project please see or our multi media page for links to the films they have created been created in previous years.

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Culture Night 2016

We had a great night with over 36 acts performing all over Offaly. To see some photos and news from the night check out our facebook page.

We also have a lovely short film Faces of Tullamore that was projected onto Spollens in Tullamore on Culture Night to view it you can visit our OffalyArts Youtube Channel


Foundation Arts

Foundation Arts (the annual festival which has occupied Kilroy’s, Tullamore since 2013) will evolve to bring a selection of artistic projects and events over the next couple of months in the premises before construction starts on the new Arts Centre. Keep an eye on the Tullamore Community Arts Centre facebook page for up dates on the Foundation programme.

Secrets of Offaly


The three SECRETS OF OFFALY public art projects have assembled for a single exhibition which launched on Thursday 4th Feb 2016 @ 7pm in Aras an Chontae, Tullamore. These projects are the legacy of three Offaly Communitie sin the early 1900's. To find out more follow about these projects this link.

To find out more about the exhibition click here

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