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.

Festivals

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Shakefest

A one day festival held in the fabulous venue of Charleville Castle, Tullamore that celebrates dance. This is a community run holistic fair day for families, international dance enthusiasts and active citizens. Please visit www.shakefest.net for more details.

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Tullamore International Summer Organ Series

This group organises a series of organ recitals each summer at the Church of Assumption. Check out their website www.tisos.org or local press or our events & news page in May for upcoming recitals

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Scripts Irelands Playwriting Festival

For four days in July 13th - 16th), the picturesque heritage town of Birr, Co. Offaly, a haven of Georgian elegance, will play host to an ensemble of playwrights, producers, actors and directors, all working towards one goal - to produce outstanding new Irish plays in seven fun-filled days.Check out their website www.scriptsireland.com for updates and programme.

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Birr Vintage Week and Arts Festival

A week of fun, frolics, vintage and arts great for the whole family and shouldn't be missed. Visit www.birrvintageweek.com for more information

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Culture Night Offaly

A free night of entertainment, discovery and adventure taking place in towns and villages throughout Offaly. Check out our facebook page or in September see our events page.

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Slievebloom Storytelling Festival

Great stories, great music, great craic all in the beautiful setting of the Slieveblooms held in mid October (dates confirmed later in the year) . Further information with regard to this festival is available on www.slievebloom.ie

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OFFline Film Festival

A film festival for watchers and filmmakers. Screenings, workshops & Short film Competitions www.offlinefilmfestival.com

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Hullabaloo! Offaly's Children's Arts Festival

Four days of incredible art making activities/workshops and live performances during Halloween half term break. The festival introduces children up to the age of 12 to a range of different art forms. Visit www.hullabaloofestival.ie for all the events and booking.

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Birr Festival of Music

Taking place over the May Bank Holiday. This festival celebrates the classical talents of young and old through the annual Trent Award and showcasing of the finest classical voices and musicians. Check out their Facebook Page or visit www.birrtheatre.com