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.

Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2018-2022

Ireland's ESIFEU ESFGovernment of IrelandSICAP

The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2018-2022 is funded by the Irish Government through the Department of Rural and Community Development and co-funded by the European Social Fund under the Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020.

The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2018 – 2022 provides funding to tackle poverty and social exclusion through local engagement and partnerships between disadvantaged individuals, community organisations and public sector agencies.

SICAP addresses high and persistent levels of deprivation through targeted and innovative, locally-led approaches. It supports disadvantaged communities and individuals including unemployed people, people living in deprived areas, people with disabilities, single parent families, people on a low income, members of the Traveller and Roma community and other disadvantaged groups.

Following a procurement process Offaly Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) appointed Offaly Local Development Company to implement the SICAP programme in Offaly. SICAP operates from 1st January 2018 to 31st December 2022. The LCDC monitor and review the implementation of SICAP in accordance with the terms of the contract.

Programme Implementers (PIs) work with marginalised communities and service providers using a community development approach to improve people’s lives. For example, helping people to find work or to upskill, providing CV training or a personal development course, helping them onto a work placement programme such as CE or Tύs.

SICAP 2018-2022 will be informed by the Local Economic and Community Plan 2016 -2021 and respond to priority social inclusion issues highlighted in the county.

There are two Programme goals:

Goal 1: Supporting Communities

To support communities and target groups to engage with relevant stakeholders in identifying and addressing social exclusion and equality issues, developing the capacity of local community groups, and creating more sustainable communities.


Goal 2: Supporting Individuals

To support disadvantaged individuals to improve the quality of their lives through the provision of lifelong learning and labour market supports.

Target Groups include:

Disadvantaged Children and FamiliesPeople living in Disadvantaged Communities
Disadvantaged Young People (aged 15-24)People with Disabilities
Disadvantaged WomenRoma
Emerging Needs GroupTravellers
Lone ParentsThe Disengaged from the Labour Market (Economically Inactive)
Low Income Workers/HouseholdsThe Unemployed
New Communities