Press Release 6th October 2020: Offaly County Council and Level 3 of the Plan for Living with Covid-19

Offaly, in line with the country as a whole will go to Level 3 of the Plan for Living with Covid-19 from midnight tonight, the 6th October for a period of three weeks.  The Cathaoirleach of Offaly County Council Cllr. John Carroll, and the Chief Executive, Ms. Anna Marie Delaney have urged all in Offaly to play their part and adhere to the updated public health advice available on to ensure we protect those most at risk.

Offaly County Council wishes to advise that the following Public Offices will remain open 9.30 am to 1.00 pm Monday to Friday.   

  • Áras an Chontae, Tullamore
  • Birr Municipal District Offices
  • Tullamore Municipal District Offices
  • Edenderry Municipal District Offices


However, in line with public health advice we strongly urge all our customers to use our services available online where possible and wherepossible card payments should be used.

Full details of online services are available at  Face coverings are mandatory in all public buildings, and physical distancing of at least 2 metres and good hand hygiene must be maintained.

Counter services for Planning, Roads, Local Enterprise Office, Community & Culture, Corporate Services, Water Services and Environment will be available by APPOINTMENT MADE IN ADVANCE ONLY. For an appointment please contact Offaly County Council on 057 93 46800. Phone service available Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

As part of Level 3 measures, Offaly Libraries will revert to Contact and Collect services only from Wednesday, 7th October. This means our library branches will not be open for browsing and computer visits. Full details of our Contact and Collect service are available on the Council’s website (here) which includes contact details for your local branch.

Due to social distancing requirements, fewer staff are working from council offices. We ask for your patience and co-operation should there be delays in accessing the building or dealing with your queries. Office opening arrangements are subject to change. Up to date information on opening hours and services are available on and Offaly County Council’s social media pages.

Our civic amenity centres at Derryclure, Birr and Edenderry remain open with additional measures in place.  Please see for details.

The Community Call Response line is available 7 days a week, 9am to 5pm.  FREEPHONE: 1800 81 81 81 or email

For an appointment or further information on all our services please contact Offaly County Council on 057 93 46800, email: or check our website at  Phone service available Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.