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 2021

Offaly County Council has extended the Shopfront Enhancement Grant Scheme for 2021 as a result of 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 businesses/retail premises in all towns and villages in Offaly, excluding Tullamore Town. Tullamore has a population >10,000 which excludes it from Town and Village Renewal funding.

All information and details can be found on the LEO website here :

It is a condition of the scheme that all approved works should be completed by 31st July 2021.

 The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 12.00 noon on Thursday 22nd April 2021.