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 Grant Scheme 2020

Offaly County Council has extended the Shopfront Enhancement Grant Scheme for 2020 as a result of additional funding secured under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme – Accelerated Measure in Response to Covid-19.

The maximum Grant permitted is 50% of costs (vat exclusive) with a maximum grant payment of €2,000.

The Scheme is open for applications from local businesses/retail premises in all towns and villages in Offaly, excluding Tullamore Town. Tullamore has a population greater than 10,000 which excludes it from Town and Village Renewal funding.

It will be a condition of the scheme that approved works should be completed by the 20th December 2020.

Click here for Guidelines and Leaflet of the Shopfront Enhancement Pilot Grant Scheme: Guidelines and Leaflet

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: 057 934 6800.


The closing date for completed applications is 12.00 noon on Thursday 8th October 2020