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 (Monday-Wednesday 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.

Shannon Monastic Greenway- Have your say

Offaly County Council, Westmeath County Council, TOBIN Consulting Engineers and LUC consulting are holding a drop-in consultation event on Tuesday 12th October 2021 for the communities of Offaly and Westmeath to have their say on a new greenway between Athlone and Shannon Harbour via Shannonbridge.

The workshop is being run by consultancies TOBIN and LUC in partnership with Offaly County Council and Westmeath County Council to help inform the route of the greenway. The event will be held between 12pm and 8pm at the Ballinahown Community Centre Co. Westmeath Eircode N37 D76. All are welcome to drop in at any point within these times, for as long as convenient. Covid-19 protection measures will be in place, including a clearly identifiable Covid-19 Compliance Officer.

The project, which is funded under the 2020 Carbon Tax Fund, will involve extensive public consultation and participation and is starting with a ‘blank sheet’ in the examination of possible route corridors. We would very much appreciate your thoughts on where you think the greenway should be routed and the issues / opportunities which are evident. Response from this initial consultation will be translated into a number of greenway route options for further consultation later in the project.

The greenway will aim to link the Grand Canal Greenway at Shannon Harbour and the Old Rail Trail at Athlone, via the industrial heritage peatlands in west Offaly, and the internationally important monastic site at Clonmacnoise. The project is being project managed by Offaly County Council, but the study area will encompass parts of both Offaly and Westmeath.

This is your opportunity to get involved in your local community and its future. Offaly County Council, Westmeath County Council and TOBIN look forward to welcoming you at the event.

Please also visit our Consultation Hub https://shannon-monastic-greenway-luc.hub.arcgis.com/ for further information and to leave your feedback.

If you would like any further information regarding this project, please contact TOBIN via the Project Manager Brian Gallagher E: Brian.Gallagher@tobin.ie.