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.

Dog Breeding Establishments

Dog Breeding Establishments

All premises where six or more female dogs are kept which are more than 6 months old and capable of being used for breeding purposes are required to be registered under the Dog Breeding Establishments Act, 2010.

In accordance with Section 9 of the Dog Breeding Establishment Act 2010, the operator of a Dog Breeding Establishment must apply to their local authority responsible for the area in which it is situated for registration as a Dog Breeding Establishment.

DBE Application Form.docx (size 57.7 KB)

Revised Dog Breeding Establishment Guidelines

As of 1st January 2019, revised guidelines have been put in place by the Department of Rural and Community Development (DRCD). A copy of the revised Guidelines, colour coded to show the changes made to the previous guidelines, taking into account the responses received through the public consultation process, where appropriate, and also from consultation with industry experts has also been published. See below.

Revised DBE Guidelines.pdf (size 210.4 KB)

Register of Dog Breeding Establishments in Offaly

Register of Dog Breeding Establishments situated in Offaly pursuant to the Dog Breeding Establishment Act 2010



Name(s) of Operator

Address of DBE

Max no. of breeding bitches over 6 months old permitted

Conditions applying to registration

Information Notes

1Phyl & Michael HennessyBirr Street, Kilcormac, Birr, Co. Offaly30NoneCurrent registration 20/OY/DBE/1
2Scott Mc EvoyLowerton, Blueball, Tullamore, Co. Offaly11 (see notes)NoneNo current registration Certificate issued by Local Authority

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Press Release – June 12th 2020 - Offaly County Council regulation of Dog Breeding Establishments.

Press Release – June 12th 2020.docx (size 13.5 KB)