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.

Press Release Offaly Community and Sports Awards 2020

On the 3rd of March 2020, Offaly County Council in partnership with the Offaly Independent launched the Community & Sports Awards 2020 at Áras an Chontae, Tullamore.
Michael Duignan, Chairman of Offaly GAA and renowned hurling analyst and commentator with The Sunday Game formally launched the event.
The Awards Ceremony will be celebrated at a Gala Event in the Tullamore Court Hotel on Friday 8th May 2020.
The purpose of the awards is to acknowledge groups and individuals who, through their commitment to voluntary, community and sporting activities, have played a significant role in enhancing the quality of life in their communities in County Offaly.

We are inviting nominations from the following Categories:

Community Awards
Community Volunteer
Children and Youth Project
Age Friendly Project
Environment and Heritage Group Project
Equality and Social Inclusion

Sports Awards
Lifetime Contribution to Sport/Long Service Award
Sports Volunteer of the Year
Sports Achiever of the Year
Team of the Year

On the night awards will also be presented to our winners in the following events:
2020 Pride of Place
2019 Tidy Towns Merit Awards

An overall Winner of the 2020 Offaly Person/Group of the Year will also be chosen from the winners in each category above

The closing date for nominations for the Community & Sports Awards 2020 is Friday April 3rd 2020 at Midnght

Nomination forms are available by clicking on the following link: Nomination Forms or by filling in the attached form Entry Form Community and Sports Awards 2020.pdf (size 641 KB)
Full coverage of the launch will be featured in this week’s Offaly Independent.

Community Awards Press Release 2

Community Awards Press Release 1