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.

Offaly County Council successful in Funding for Flood Relief Work Bog Road Portarlington

Offaly County Council have successfully secured €132,795 in funding for flood remediation work on the Bog Road Portarlington.

The Bog Road is a critical route for students accessing Coláiste Íosagáin, a secondary school of over 1000 students.  However it has regularly been rendered impassable in recent times due to flooding.

Mark Mahon, Area Engineer for Edenderry Municipal District commented "this funding will enable clearing of drains and the Blackstick Stream, new culverts with enhanced capacity and raising of a section of the Bog Road".  Funding was secured under the OPW Minor Work Flood Mitigation Scheme.  The work will commence in the Summer to minimise disruption to the school community

Bog Road Flooding 3

Bog Road Flooding 2

Bog Road Flooding