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.

Community Arts



Creativity in society is everywhere. From book and film clubs, town and youth bands, to drama and choral groups and dance troops, there is an imperative in society to come together and share and participate in something creative

Community Arts Programmes

Offaly Arts Office supports community based arts projects through funding, support and advice. Community Programmes that we currently support are as follow:-

Arts Act Grants - Grants to community groups offering innovative, quality community based arts projects.

Anam Beo- An artist in health programme which brings quality art experiences to those in Offaly care settings

Festivals - Advice and funding to Festivals to provide quality arts experiences to the community

Drama & Musical Societies & Town Bands -Support of voluntary community performance organisations

Music Generation- An educational music programme.

The Creative Community refers to arts activity which engages communities in a variety of creative and innovative ways and it reflects one of the largest growth areas in this plan. Offaly County Council acknowledges the immense voluntary commitment to developing much of this activity and the importance of encouraging and protecting these endeavours, both for community development and the local economy.