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.

Supports for Artists

Photo of Belmont Mill Sculpture Yard 

We aim to support the diversity of talent of the Creative Individual. Current Offaly artist supports include:


Professional Artist Database: If you an artist from or living in Offaly you can join our database. Simply e-mail a c.v and example of your work to requesting inclusion. The database notifies Offaly artists of any opportunities arising locally and nationally. i.e. Literature festivals, artist bursaries etc.

Professional Artists Support Scheme - Grant assistance to Offaly artists

OffalyArts - Check out our Offaly Arts Facebook to keep up to date with current events and news.

Exhibitions in Aras an Chontae:- Follow this link to learn more about our Exhibition Space.

Arts Act Grant Funding - Funding for Professional Artists and Community Organisations

Birr Writers Residency- A Residency in partnership with the Tin Jug Studio