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.

Festival Grants

 Photo of parade during Birr Vintage Week and Arts Festival

Festivals with quality arts programming enhance the county’s cultural tourism potential.

Festival Arts Grants 2021- NOW CLOSED

Offaly County Council Festivals Arts Grant Scheme is a grant to organisations that promote festivals or events with a clear artistic purpose that will take place in the jurisdiction of Offaly. Funding is limited and there is a high standard of applications. Please do read the guidelines carefully and ensure the Festivals eligibility.   CLOSING DATE THURSDAY 18TH FEBRUARY 2021 AT 12NOON

For application forms and guidelines please download from the link below or contact the arts office on 05793 57400 or email arts@offalycoco.ie

Festival Arts Grants 2021 Application Form WORD

Festival Arts Grants 2021 Application Form PDF

Festival Arts Grants 2021Guidelines WORD

Festival Arts Grants 2021 Guidelines PDF

FESTIVALS APPROVED FUNDING IN 2020 WERE

Tullamore International Summer Organ Festival

The Club Sessions

Birr Festival of Music

OFFline Film Festival

ShakeFest - World Cultures Art and Dance Festival

Feile Eadon Doire (CANCELLED DUE TO COVID)

Tullamore TradFest (CANCELLED DUE TO COVID)

Birr Vintage Week and Arts Festival