Offaly County Council wishes to advise that the following Public Offices will re- open public counters on Thursday 5th August 2021 from 9.30 am to 1.00 pm Monday to Friday:

Áras an Chontae, Charleville Road, Tullamore

Tullamore Tullamore Municipal District Offices

The Public Offices listed below will open as follows:

** Edenderry Municipal District Offices (Tuesday-Thursday each week from 9.30 am to 1.00 pm only)

** Birr Municipal District Offices (Tuesday-Thursday each week from 9.30 am to 1pm only)

At Áras an Chontae, Tullamore, counter services for Planning, Roads, the Local Enterprise Office, Community & Culture, Corporate Services, Water Services and Environment will be available by APPOINTMENT MADE IN ADVANCE only.

Where possible the public should continue to access our services by phone, email, online or by appointment. Please read for latest information and measures in place.

News

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Offaly Culture Night 2021

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Culture Night Offaly asks us to ‘Come Together Again’ for 2021

Culture Night is back this year on Friday, September 17th. This year Offaly County Council Arts Office invites you to Come Together Again across Offaly and beyond as we continue to explore new ways of expression. Much has been learned this year, and some artists and venues will be able to once again open their doors as well as offer virtual events in order to host a programme of FREE entertainment as part of our national celebration of arts and culture. In its amazing 11th year, we invite you to experience another innovative and exciting Culture Night Offaly hybrid program through a spectacle of song, music, dance and visual arts as you’ve never seen before!

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In the Open | Faoin Spéir Funding

Offaly County Council’s Arts Office is delighted to announce receipt of funding from the Arts Council for their In the Open | Faoin Spéir, scheme. In the Open | Faoin Spéir, is a special purpose ‘Invitation to Collaboration’ round in 2021 that has been developed in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The purpose of the award is to generate a sustained and curated programme of multidisciplinary, inclusive arts activity in public or open spaces in towns and communities around Ireland between July 2021 and April 2022. In the Open | Faoin Spéir will help to bring a renewed spirit of optimism and confidence in a fulsome return to the arts

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Creative Places Award of €500,000 for Edenderry

Edenderry to benefit from €500,000 cultural project thanks to Arts Council funding

Offaly County Council and Edenderry Municipal Council will be working in partnership with Creative Lives, a charity which supports and encourages people to be creative in their everyday lives, on an ambitious three-year project to galvanise the creative and cultural scene in Edenderry thanks to today’s announcement of a Creative Places award from The Arts Council.

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Platform 31

A nationwide artist development scheme by the 31 Local Authority Arts Offices, in collaboration with the Arts Council

31 artists representing every Local Authority in Ireland have been announced as the recipients of the inaugural PLATFORM 31, a bursary for artists to develop their practice and test new ideas of collaboration, research, audience development, place based arts and sharing their work.

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Museum of Everyone

MOE is the ‘Museum of Everyone’ a fascinating and exciting new arts endeavour which is embedded in the community of Tullamore which aims to entice and revitalise passion for our local arts while we eagerly await the anticipated construction completion of the Tullamore Community Arts Centre (due to be completed in late 2021.)

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Deep Mapping Lough Boora Sculpture Park

Deep Mapping Book - Click here to download

Offaly County Council in partnership with Bord na Móna are delighted to announce the publication of a recently commissioned artist book titled, Deep Mapping: Lough Boora Sculpture Park – Reclaim | Rehabilitate | Restore | Regenerate by artists Tim Collins and Reiko Goto Collins. The artists were commissioned by Lough Boora Sculpture Park Management Committee, to develop a deep mapping project that would reveal 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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Offaly Artist Database

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL OFFALY ARTISTS

IF YOU WISH BE ON OUR DATABASE YOU NEED TO SEND IN A PROFESSIONAL ARTIST DATABASE FORM

PROFESSIONAL ARTIST DATABASE FORM DOWNLOAD HERE

Offaly Arts Office is recently updated our Professional Artist Database. (in accordance with GDPR). The database sends out opportunities and information to Offaly artists of all mediums with regards to the arts in Offaly, artists also need to be included on the database to qualify for Offaly County Council Arts Grants/bursaries. We are asking all existing database artists and new artists to send in a form.

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Can your business tap into the Offaly Film Industry?

Film can bring business worth tens of thousands to an area, with production companies using hotels, catering companies, taxis and restaurants; for instance the recent TV pilot in Charleville Castle saw 130 cast and crew come to Tullamore for 6 days using a wide range of services from local petrol stations to hotels and restaurants. The FilmOffaly Vendor Card will give local services the opportunity to tap directly into that industry for extra business.  FilmOffaly is the first port of call for film productions looking for locations and services in Offaly. Businesses who offer a reasonable discount for their services and partner with the FilmOffaly Vendor Card,  will be in a prime position to gain the film industry’s attention.