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:

Áras an Chontae, Charleville Road, Tullamore

Tullamore Tullamore Municipal District Offices

The Public Offices listed below will open as follows:

** Edenderry Municipal District Offices (Tuesday-Thursday each week from 9.30 am to 1.00 pm only)

** Birr Municipal District Offices (Tuesday-Thursday each week from 9.30 am to 1pm only)

At Áras an Chontae, Tullamore, counter services for Planning, Roads, the Local Enterprise Office, Community & Culture, Corporate Services, Water Services and Environment will be available by APPOINTMENT MADE IN ADVANCE only.

Where possible the public should continue to access our services by phone, email, online or by appointment. Please read for latest information and measures in place.

Birr Chambers Award

Chambers Ireland Award-Enhancing the Urban Environment

Revitalising Birr by improving the way its public realm functions.

Citation and a few pictures of the work which went into enhancing Birr Town via the public realm improvement works.

The historic town of Birr was sensitively and sustainably enhanced through the provision of a high quality public realm. This improved the attractiveness and functionality of Birr and positioned its role as a centre for tourism, retail and commerce, as well as an excellent place in which to live.

The principle urban space, Emmet Square, four access routes to the town core, nine kilometres of cycle way and two car parks were reconfigured and enhanced to provide greater priority for pedestrians, cyclists and public transport.

These measures improved the attractiveness of the town, the safety of all and the visibility of the square as a civic space and hub for the town.

The scheme was a multi-phase development, informed by a shared vision and master plan and progressed in collaboration with many partners and sponsors.

Birr Emmet Square

Emmet Square

Mill Island

Woodfield

Bridge Street

William Street Carpark