The Government has agreed that Level 5 as set out in the Plan for Living with COVID-19 will apply nationally until May 17th 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.

Please note that our library buildings will re-open to the public for Browsing Services and Contact & Collect from 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.

Entente Florale


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Entente Florale

Tullamore is one of only two Irish towns to be nominated to enter the European Competition, Entente Florale.

The AEFP - The European Association for Flowers and Landscape is an international non-profit association, and its overall aims are social and cultural development to enhance Horticulture, Tourism and Environment.

The association organizes an international competition known as ‘Entente Florale Europe’, in order to promote a greener and more pleasant environment in European towns and villages and to facilitate international contacts among the participants, based on reference towns and villages network.

An international jury consisting of 8 members will carry out an ‘in situ’ assessment of the town in July.

Through this annual competition, public authorities, private bodies and individuals are encouraged to cooperate in beautifying their towns and villages thereby improving the quality of life for both inhabitants and visitors, by the planting of flowers and shrubs, by the development and maintenance of green spaces and parks and by generally fostering development which is ecologically and environmentally sensitive.

What is Entente Florale?.pdf (size 134.5 KB)

Benefit to Tullamore.pdf (size 132.4 KB)

How you can get involved.pdf (size 133.7 KB)

What the town will be judged on.pdf (size 135.5 KB) 

Congratulations to all involved in the Entente Florale Europe Competition. The results of the Entente Florale competition were announced on the 23rd September 2016 in Brno in the Czech Republic. Tullamore Town received the Gold Award.  A wonderful achievement by all involved and for all those who live, work and visit Tullamore Town.