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Irish Water and Offaly County Council complete repairs to underground leak in

Thursday, 9 September 2021 - Irish Water working in partnership with Offaly County Council have repaired an underground leak in Pullough impacting supply to customers in Pullough and surrounding areas of Heathfield, The Back Road, The Canal Line, Derryneavy and Turraun.

Irish Water and Offaly County Council complete repairs to underground leak in Pullough

Thursday 9 September 2021: Irish Water working in partnership with Offaly County Council have repaired an underground leak in Pullough impacting supply to customers in Pullough and surrounding areas of Heathfield, The Back Road, The Canal Line, Derryneavy and Turraun.

Suspected crayfish plague outbreak Clodiagh (Tullamore) river, near Clonaslee, Co. Laois ...

The crayfish plague disease can be carried on wet equipment, so all water users (recreational users, anglers, scientific assessment/ sampling, engineering works etc) in this catchment need to put biosecurity measures in place to prevent spread of this disease and other invasive species between rivers. For more information see advice from National Biodiversity Data Centre here Crayfish plague - Biodiversity Ireland

Fayre in the Square, Tullamore - Saturday 21st August at 2pm

Family fun day in O’Connor Sq., Tullamore on Saturday 21st August at 2pm. Cognisant of Covid 19 restrictions and rising number of cases, Fayre in the Square will be a small family fun day, creating a Street Theatre atmosphere and ambience in the town with the main aim of the event to support the entertainment industry in addition to the local business and to boost the local economy. This event is funded by Offaly County Council and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the LocalLive Performance Programming Scheme.

Spirit of Eden Festival Road Closures 15th August Town Square Edenderry

Please note on Sunday 15th August 2021, between 8.00am and 10.00pm, sections of the L-5043-1 and L-5043-2 roads along the top and side (i.e. behind town hall) of O’Connor Square in Edenderry town will be closed.

Re-Opening of Offaly County Council Offices on Thursday 5th August 2021

Offaly County Council wishes to advise that the following Public Offices will re- open public counters on Thursday 5th August 2021 from 9.30 am to 1.00 pm Monday to Friday

Offaly County Council Cathaoirleach and Chief Executive welcome Connected Hubs Fund alloc...

Introducing the successful applicants for the €8.8m funding on 22nd July last, Minister Humphreys referred to the new national strategy of 'Our Rural Future' which recognises hubs as ideal locations for people to work remotely, as well as acting as key economic assets for towns and villages.

2022 EMD Community Grant Scheme

As part of Edenderry Municipals District’s commitment to supporting communities, the former General Municipal District Allocation Fund has been revised and is now called the General Municipal District Community Support Scheme

Press Release for “Games on the green” July 2021

A community initiative was developed and coordinated through the Estate Management section of Offaly County Council in partnership with Offaly Sports Partnership and the Oaklee Approved housing body to provide an opportunity for all children from 6 to 12 years of age to participate in four X 2 hour sessions of “Games on the Green” in July 2021.

Offaly County Council leads out a Period Poverty initiative in its buildings

Offaly County Council is one of a number of Local Authorities in Ireland that have launched initiatives on Period Poverty. At its meeting in April 2021, following a motion by Councillor Clare Claffey, the Council Executive committed to sourcing funding to provide free feminine hygiene products on a pilot basis. The Council’s Community Section went on to secure funding through Healthy Ireland’s Community Resilience Fund for a short-term project.

PRESS RELEASE - €138,550 AWARDED UNDER OFFALY COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENT PROGRAMME 2021

Offaly County Council is delighted to announce that funding totalling €138,550 was approved by its Local and Community Development Committee (LCDC) on Thursday 8th July 2021. The funding was awarded to 125 community groups under the Community Enhancement Programme 2021.

Meet the people making a difference with Offaly County Council on ‘Your Council Day’

The vital work of Offaly County Council employees and the role they will play in our county’s social and economic recovery is being highlighted on ‘Your Council Day’ on Thursday 1st July 2021.

Edenderry to benefit from €500,000 cultural project thanks to Arts Council funding

Creative Lives will work in partnership with Offaly County Council and others on an ambitious three-year project to galvanise the creative and cultural scene in Edenderry thanks to today’s announcement of a Creative Places award from The Arts Council of €500,000

DYNAMIC PURCHASING SYSTEM FOR MINOR BUILDING WORKS - TRADESPERSONS

The Local Government Operational Procurement Centre (LGOPC) has published a Dynamic Purchasing System for Public Service Bodies to procure Plumbing Contractors (Plumbers), Electrical Contractors (Electricians) and Contractors who are experienced and competent in carrying out services/works relating to Renewable Energy Systems and Ancillary Works.

Two Offaly Winners in Green-Schools Irish Water Poster and Video Competition

Winners celebrated by Green-Schools & Irish Water at virtual award ceremony on Wednesday June 23rd 2021

PRESS RELEASE OFFALY COMMUNITY RECOGNITION AWARDS 2021

Offaly County Council in partnership with the Offaly Independent newspaper were delighted to hold their inaugural Offaly Community Recognition Awards 2021 on Friday 18th June 2021 at 8pm. Offaly County Council decided to hold the awards in order to acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding community efforts by individuals, groups and volunteers in County Offaly during the past difficult year.

HISTORIC STRUCTURES FUND 2021 – ‘RE-OPENING’ OF IRISH-LANGUAGE SHOPFRONT PILOT SCHEME

Offaly County Council wishes to invite applications to Irish Language Shopfront Pilot Scheme under the Historic Structures Fund 2021, as operated by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. Irish language signs were once a common sight on shopfronts in our towns and villages, but they are an increasingly rare sight, with many a reminder of a shop long since closed. Some emerge during renovation and other works to existing shops – a reminder of a past life for a building. A new fund seeks to bring these old, often faded signs back to their former glories.

PRESS RELEASE LAUNCH OF OFFALY COMMUNITY RECOGNITION AWARDS 2021

On the 6th of May 2021, Offaly County Council in partnership with the Offaly Independent launched the Offaly Community Recognition Awards 2021. Details of the awards are available on the Offaly.ie and Offaly Independent websites and on social media platforms. The aim of the awards is to acknowledge the outstanding community efforts that individuals and groups have delivered in County Offaly in the past year.

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Good News... Offaly Libraries are Re-Opening!

Offaly Libraries are delighted to announce that our library buildings will re-open to the public for Browsing Services from Monday, 10th May.