The Government has agreed that Level 5 (with some amendments) as set out in the Plan for Living with COVID-19 will continue to apply nationally until July 5th 2021. The Government has clearly stated that there is a continued need to minimise the level of mobility and congregation of people in order to reduce all opportunities for transmission of the virus.

Please note that our library buildings have reopened to the public for Browsing Services and Contact & Collect since Monday, May 10th. Please see Library Page.

Consequently, and in line with current public health guidance, the Offices of Offaly County Council are closed for walk-in services to support this reduced mobility policy.

Public access cannot be facilitated during LEVEL 5 restrictions. Therefore, Offaly County Council services will be available by telephone, email, online post and only where absolutely necessary and in exceptional circumstances by appointment. Please read latest information.

€400,000 for Grand Canal Greenway in Offaly

Minister for Rural & Community Development, Michael Ring TD announced today €400,000 for 2 separate projects along the Grand Canal Greenway under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme.

€200,000 allocated towards the completion of link from the Grand Canal Greenway at Ballycommon Bridge to the Royal Canal Greenway at Campbell's Bridge, Kilbeggan.

€200,000 towards the extension of Grand Canal Greenway from Pullough to the Lough Boora Discovery Park. Lough Boora currently attracts over 100,000 visitors per year and has recently won an award as ‘Ireland’s Best Place’ by a public vote.

This is fantastic news for Offaly and the completion of these projects will greatly enhance this important recreational amenity. These will be completed in 2019 with 14km already completed.

Well done to everyone involved in Offaly for their hard work and dedication towards the development of the Greenways.

Greenway - Bolands

Greenway - Running