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.

Youth Arts

 Photo of Child jumping over hoops photo by Andy Mason

We believe that facilitating projects in which young people can freely and safely be expressive, is investment into their capacity to be confident independent and innovative thinkers. Below are the current youth programmes that we undertake.

Music Generation

Hullabaloo Children's Arts Festival

Mini Movies

Youth Arts Research: In 2018 we engaged a Youth Arts Researcher to undertake research into the current youth schemes and aspirations within the county. This research is now published and is available to view by clicking on the link below:

Youth Arts Report 

Through 2020/2021 we have engaged a Youth Arts Facilitator, Oisin Robbins to undertake specific work in relation to forming a Youth Arts Forum. The results of the forum and research will lead the way to developing a new youth arts programme for Offaly.

We are focusing specific attention on articulating policy and strategic areas for how young people participate in the arts; from those who are already engaging and those who are yet to engage with the arts. This is reflective of the recent development in a number of accessible, high quality and structured arts projects, which allow for young people to shine individually and as ensembles, and to be the source of their own ingenuity and creativity.

Offaly's Youth Arts programmes current and past have to date engaged hundreds of young people, who have published anthologies, performed nationally and entered creative adventures never before imagined.