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.

PRESS RELEASE LAUNCH OF OFFALY COMMUNITY RECOGNITION AWARDS 2021

On the 6th of May 2021, Offaly County Council in partnership with the Offaly Independent launched the Offaly Community Recognition Awards 2021. Details of the awards are available on the Offaly.ie and Offaly Independent websites and on social media platforms. The aim of the awards is to acknowledge the outstanding community efforts that individuals and groups have delivered in County Offaly in the past year.

The Awards Ceremony will be celebrated virtually on the Offaly Independent website at 8pm Friday 18th of June 2021. Both the Cathaoirleach of Offaly County Council, and the Chief Executive will speak on the night and the presentation of awards will be made by Michael Duignan, Chairman of Offaly GAA and Offaly Community Champion.

An independent judging panel will adjudicate and awards will be presented to the category winners and runners up. The closing date for nominations and entries is Friday May 25th 2021 at Midnight. Further details and entry forms are available from the Community Section of Offaly County Council by emailing community@offalycoco.ie or by phoning 0579357401, or from www.offalyindependent.ie/awards