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 further notice. 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.

Arts Reports & Publications

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Arts in the Landscape Report

Download Art in the Landscape Report here

Research undertaken by Terre Duffy of the development of the land art and the environmental art movement presented as the contextual inspiration for both Tir Saile Sculpture Trail and Lough Boora Sculpture Park. The research also maps Irish Sculpture Parks and trails in Ireland. The research was initiated by the partner organizations of Offaly County Council, Mayo County Council and Visual Artists Ireland and funded under the Arts Council's An Invitation to Collaboration Scheme.

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Offaly Arts Strategy 2018 -2022

Offaly Arts Strategy Download

Inspire - Imagine - Involve - A five year strategy for the Arts in Offaly

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Youth Arts Report 2021

Youth Arts Report Download

The Makings - Fostering Youth Arts Creativity A report commissioned by Offaly County Council Arts Office Supported by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon Author: Angela Ryan Whyte B.A. M.A. H.Dip

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Deep Mapping Lough Boora Sculpture Park

Deep Mapping Book - Click here to download

Reclaim | Rehabilitate | Restore | Regenerate by artists Tim Collins and Reiko Goto Collins. A deep mapping project that reveals a detailed depiction of place, people, buildings, objects, flora and fauna, exisiting within and surrounding the Parklands; as part of a process to consider a sustainable artistic vision that can inform the future development of Lough Boora Sculpture Park.

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Midlands Magazines until 2019

Midlands Arts & Culture Magazines 2008 - 2019

Back issues of the Midlands Arts & Culture Magazine