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 (Monday-Wednesday 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.


Offaly at the heart of Ireland, welcomes the visitor to vast tracts of wilderness, expanses of bogland, esker hills and rivers including the majestic Shannon River which defines its western boundary and the gently rolling hills of the Slieve Bloom Mountains which rise up in the east. Offaly’s hidden gems are:

  • Clonmacnoise, a world class monastic gem, is home to three high crosses, a cathedral, seven churches and two round towers.
  • Birr Castle, Gardens and Science Centre where you can check out the epic Treehouse Adventure Area.
  • Tullamore D.E.W. Visitor Centre where you can begin a journey of discovery, through almost two centuries of the distillery’s history.
  • Lough Boora Discovery Park transformed from its previous incarnation as a commercial bog, today it is home to countless species of birds and wildlife and a permanent exhibition of huge outdoor sculptures.
  • Slieve Bloom Mountains, where you’ll find trails to suit every ability; from the experienced hiker to the casual stroller.
  • River Shannon, where you can start your riverside adventure in Banagher and cruise on one of the finest natural inland waterways in Europe.

Check out for more information on all that Offaly - Ireland's Hidden Gem has to offer.

Tullamore is the county town of Offaly and has plenty to offer tourists.  Check out this useful guide to the town for tourists here

Offaly Tourism Strategy can be downloaded here:

Offaly Tourism Strategy.pdf