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Draft Register of Electors 2020/2021

Offaly County Council is currently preparing the Draft Register of Electors for 2020/2021. This Register of Electors will come into effect as the Live Register of Electors on 15th February, 2020.


Road Closure R357 at Lecarrow, Shannonbridge

On Monday the 16th and Tuesday 17th September a road closure will be in place on the R357 at Lecarrow, Shannonbridge.


Offaly County Council Win Digital Information Award - Public Sector Magazine

Offaly County Council is shaping the county’s smart future with primary school children through Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) using VEX IQ Robotics. Earlier this year, Offaly County Council in partnership with the Department of Rural and Community Development and Cork Institute of Technology delivered an exciting new digital programme to 16 primary schools in the county. VEX Robotics is an exciting programme where primary school children from 5-12 years learn about STEM in an engaging way. They design, build, code and compete with their robot and it gives children as young as five years old their first opportunity to learn about engineering and robotics while having fun.

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Culture Night 2019

Wrap up in Culture on Friday September 20th, as venues and public spaces across Offaly open their doors to host a programme of FREE entertainment for Culture Night 2019 – an island-wide celebration of arts, heritage and culture.

Now in its ninth year, Culture Night Offaly brings you another exciting and diverse programme with a great night out for you, your friends and all the family.

Download full programme here



Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund 2019

Environmental Awareness - Do you have a project or initiative that could help to increase awareness of environmental issues locally, or that could help your community to become more sustainable? If so, you may qualify for financial assistance from the Local Agenda 21 (LA21) Environmental Partnership Fund 2019. This Fund promotes sustainable development by assisting small scale, non-profit environmental projects at local level.


Road Closures Birr Municipal District Week commencing August 26th

Road Closures for week commencing August 26th: The R490 Cloughjordan to Moneygall road will be closed from next Monday August 26th for a period of 2 days to facilitate road improvement works. The R491 Drumminduff to Shinrone road will be closed from next Wednesday August 28th for a period of 2 days to facilitate road improvement works. Local traffic diversions will be in place. These road closures are necessary to facilitate repair works to the roads. A map of the proposed road closure can be viewed on the council’s website. Offaly County Council regrets any inconvenience caused to road users.


LOCAL PROPERTY TAX (LPT) 2020-have your say



R421 East of Cadamstown Road ReOpening this evening Friday 16th August

The R421 will be reopened this evening following road works East of Cadamstown


Birr Municipal District Road Closure August 9th

Road Closure Birr MD 7am-6pm: R438 between Anglers Rest and Taylors cross. Local traffic diversions will be in place. (See attached map) These road closures are necessary to facilitate repair works to the roads. A map of the proposed road closure can be viewed on the council’s website. Offaly County Council regrets any inconvenience to road users.


Offaly County Development Plan 2021 - 2027

Offaly County Council is commencing the review of the existing Offaly County Development Plan 2014-2020 by preparing the new Offaly County Development Plan 2021-2027. The County Development Plan is a statutory document prepared by the Planning Authority in accordance with the requirements of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) and the Planning & Development Regulations 2001 (as amended).

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West Offaly Power Station at Shannonbridge

The Cathaoirleach of Offaly County Council, Cllr. Peter Ormond called a special briefing meeting for members on Tuesday 23rdJuly. The objective and urgency of the meeting was to outline and brief members on the detail and implications of the decision by An Bord Pleanála to refuse planning permission for the redevelopment of West Offaly Power Station at Shannonbridge.

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Congratulations Shane Lowry

The Cathaoirleach, Councillor Peter Ormond, and Members of Offaly County Council extend their congratulations to Shane Lowry on his success in The (British) Open Golf Championships over the weekend. The Chief Executive on her own behalf and on behalf of the staff of Offaly County Council joined with the members in offering congratulations also.


Draft Strategic Policy Committee Scheme Public Consultation

Notice is hereby given that Offaly County Council has prepared a draft scheme for the implementation of its Strategic Policy Committee system. The membership of each SPC will consist of elected members and sectoral representatives. The Draft Scheme provides for 4 SPCs namely: 1. Housing 2. Land Use, Planning and Economic Development 3. Climate Action, Environment, Water and Transportation. 4. Community, Cultural and Emergency Services.



The Tullamore Street Enhancement Project is now nearing the end of its third stage on Bridge Street, Tullamore.

Community & Enterprise


Offaly Greenway – €2.35 Million Funding Secured

The application was secured after successful collaboration between Offaly County Council and Waterways Ireland. This project will complete the Tullamore to Daingean stretch and link Daingean to Boora with 38KM of Greenway. The facility will allow local communities to get out and enjoy all the health benefits associated with been active. In addition, activity tourism has become a major decision maker for tourists visiting Ireland, particularly walking and cycling in safe scenic areas. County Offaly and its communities stand to gain from this development, providing another reason for both domestic and international visitors to travel to the county.


Offaly Climate Change Adaption Strategy

Notice is hereby given that Offaly County Council has prepared a draft Local Authority Climate Change Adaptation Strategy in accordance with the provisions of The Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Act 2015 and the National Adaptation Framework (NAF), 2018.


Temporary Closure of Roads in Municipal District of Birr

Notice of Temporary Road Closures in the Birr Municipal District Area.


I-LOFAR Education Centre Launch

The I-LOFAR Education Centre in Birr was officially opened on 30th May 2019 by Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell. The Education Centre was funded by the Department of Rural and Community Affairs in conjunction with Offaly County Council, Trinity College Dublin and Birr Scientific & Heritage Foundation Ireland. Cathaoirleach Cllr. Danny Owens, Offaly County Council addressed the guests and his speech follows below.


Offaly County Council Local Election Results 2019  

In accordance with Local Elections Regulations 1995, declarations of the results of the poll taken on May 24th 2019 to fill 19 seats on Offaly county council and the results of counts for each of the local electoral areas of Birr, Edenderry and Tullamore have been published on the website of Offaly County Council at and are available at the Council’s offices at Áras An Chontae, Charleville Road, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.



The Annual Meeting of Offaly County Council will convene on Friday, 7th June 2019 at 2.00 p.m. at which the first business of the newly elected Council will be the election of it’s Cathaoirleach. This meeting is the first meeting of the newly elected Council following the local elections held on the 24th of May 2019.