The Government has agreed that Level 5 as set out in the Plan for Living with COVID-19 will apply nationally until April 5th 2021. The Government has clearly stated that there is an absolute need to minimise the level of mobility and congregation of people in order to reduce all opportunities for transmission of the virus.

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.

Exhibitions in Aras an Chontae

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Áras an Chontae provides a contemporary yet challenging space suitable for exhibition.

Offaly County Council has developed a policy for the use of this space and is committed to programming high quality exhibitions in line with resources available. Our exhibition space is currently closed due to Covid 19 restrictions.

Current Exhibitions

No current exhibitions on show due to Covid 19 restrictions. Details of current exhibitions can be found be looking at our Events Page

Exhibiting in Aras an Chontae

The Atrium at Áras an Chontae offers a contemporary space suitable for exhibition of work appropriate to the design and scale of the space. Offaly County Council Arts Office recognises the benefit in awarding solo exhibitions in Áras an Chontae both as a form of promoting the arts and as a conduit for launching artists careers.  Opportunities are given primarily to local artists to stage solo exhibitions and to participate in group shows in line with the adopted exhibition policy for the space and the resources available. Consideration will also be given to voluntary arts organisations and schools within Offaly. The Arts Office will also use the space to showcase projects and exemplary practice in the arts.

Call for Submissions. - Currently Closed

Each year 'The Atrium' is open to proposals from Offaly based community and voluntary organisations, arts organisations, schools and professional artists who wish to exhibit. Same is advertised on our Offaly Arts Facebook paid and emailed out to artists and community groups.

For more information please contact us on 05793 57400 or e-mail 

Below for information purposes is the application form and guidelines for 2020. (This call is closed)

2020 Exhibition Application Form PDF

2020 Exhibition Guidelines PDF

For more information on exhibiting in the Atrium please contact the Arts Office on 05793 57400 or e-mail