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.


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 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 or by phoning 0579357401, or from