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.

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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.