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.

National Community Event - May Bank Holiday Weekend (4th - 6th May) 2019

Last September, the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Mr Michael Ring, TD, announced the launch of a National Community Event, to be held for the first time over the May Bank Holiday weekend, 2019. Local communities are asked to come up with ideas for events in their areas. 

The event is a celebration of the great spirit of community that exists across the country and an effort to help people who share communities to come together, get to know each other and deepen the sense of community in their area.   Events could be centred round food, sport, the environment, health, heritage, culture, family fun day, etc.

Events will take place over the May Bank Holiday weekend 4th - 6th May 2019.

Applications are invited from Community Groups, Tidy Towns/Village Committees and Residents Associations, further details and application forms can be downloaded using the links below or from The Community and Culture Department, Offaly County Council, Áras an Chontae, Charleville Road, Tullamore, Co Offaly.

 National Community Application Form.docx (size 41.3 KB)

National Community Guidelines.docx (size 40 KB)

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 5.00pm Friday, 8th March, 2019