The Government has agreed that Level 5 as set out in the Plan for Living with COVID-19 will apply nationally until May 17th 2021. The Government has clearly stated that there is an absolute 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 will re-open to the public for Browsing Services and Contact & Collect from 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.

Moneygall triumph in Pride of Place Awards 2018

Offaly based community groups were among those honoured at the annual IPB Pride of Place awards held on Cork City Hall on Saturday evening (November 17).

Moneygall Development Association were crowned overall winners in the Community Tourism Category. Accepting the award, Chairperson Henry Healy, stated “Moneygall has worked hard to create an exciting tourist destination and this award is recognition of the pride we have in our community”.

Representing County Offaly with great distinction in the IPB Pride of Place Awards were Clonbullogue Development Association, Acquired Brain Injury Ireland Mount Bolus and Moneygall Development Association.

Cathaoirleach of Offaly County Council, Cllr Danny Owens congratulated the three participants in this years who Pride of Place, stating: “The purpose of this initiative is to acknowledge the commitment and hard work being done by all of you and to celebrate with you your contribution to the enhancement of your community and environment and the creation of civic pride”.

In all 800 community heroes from across the country attended last Saturday’s IPB Pride of Place Awards at Cork City Hall. The annual competition, described as the ‘Oscars of the Community Sector’, celebrates the often unsung work of community groups that selflessly work to make local neighbourhoods a better place to live in, work in or visit. Organised by Co-Operation Ireland and sponsored by IPB Insurance, the Pride of Place awards sees the country’s local authorities, on both sides of the border, nominate outstanding projects that contribute to civic pride.

A fantastic evening for County Offaly and one that will be savoured long into the future especially in Moneygall.

Pride of Place Awards 2018

Moneygall Community Tourism Winners: l/r Cllr John Leahy, Offaly Co. Co., Cllr. Peter Ormond Moneygall Dev. Assoc. & Offaly Co. Co., Sean O’Farrell, Moneygall Dev. Assoc., Henry Healy, Chair Moneygall Dev. Assoc., Dolores Ryan-Whyte, Moneygall Dev. Assoc., Marian Ryan, Moneygall Dev. Assoc., Cllr Danny Owens, Chair, Offaly Co. Co., Cllr John Clendennen, Offaly Co. Co., Martin Daly, Community & Culture, Offaly Co. Co.

Pride of Place Awards 2018 2

Offaly Pride of Place  nomineesl/r: Mary Hanley, Clonbullogue Dev. Assoc., Linda Curry, Clonbullogue Dev. Assoc., Cllr John Leahy, Mid Offaly Housing Assoc. & Offaly Co. Co., Maura Allen, Chair, Clonbullogue Dev. Assoc., Lorraine O’Neill Clonbullogue Dev. Assoc., Cllr. Peter Ormond Moneygall Dev. Assoc. & Offaly Co. Co., Sean O’Farrell, Moneygall Dev. Assoc., Henry Healy, Chair Moneygall Dev. Assoc., Dolores Ryan-Whyte, Moneygall Dev. Assoc., Marian Ryan, Moneygall Dev. Assoc., Martin Nunan, Manager Acquired Brain Injury Ireland Mount-Bolus, Tara Sweeney, Deputy Manager, Acquired Brain Injury Ireland Mount-Bolus, Alison O’Kelly, Acquired Brain Injury Ireland Mount-Bolus & Cllr Danny Owens, Chair, Offaly Co. Co.