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.

Shopfront Enhancement Pilot Grant Scheme 2020

 Offaly County Council

Shopfront Enhancement Pilot Grant Scheme 2020


Offaly County Council has approved a Shopfront Enhancement Pilot Grant Scheme for 2020.The maximum Grant permitted is 50% of costs (vat exclusive) with a maximum grant payment of €2,000.

The Scheme is initially open for applications from all local businesses/retail premises within the towns of Birr, Tullamore and Edenderry, with a view to expanding to other towns and villages in later years, subject to funding.

It will be a condition of the scheme that approved works should be completed by 31st October 2020.

Application forms and terms and conditions of the scheme can be obtained by contacting the Local Enterprise Office, Offaly County Council, Áras an Chontae, Charleville Road, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

Tel: 05793 46800.



Full details of the scheme are available on


The closing date for receipt of completed applications is Thursday 25th June 2020 at 12.00 noon.


Director of Services

26th May 2020