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.

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