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 Roads Update March 5th 4pm

Offaly County Council wishes to advise that the following roads in the County have been reopened:

  • The R438 at Anglers Rest on the Tipperary/Offaly border;
  • Botley Lane, Portarlington L50151


The following roads remain closed

  • The Shannon Harbour to Banagher Road L7014-1 remains closed due to flooding; 
  • The Crank Road L-7017-1 in Banagher is closed due to flooding; local diversions are in place;
  • N62, Birr to Cloghan, at Kennedys Cross is closed due to flooding and local diversions are in place;

Offaly County Council regrets any inconvenience caused by these essential closures. We continueto actively monitor water levels and roads will be reopened once it is safe to do so.  

We will keep the public informed of updates in the coming week as roads are reopened