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.

Dog control during lambing season

Dog control during lambing season

From Department of Rural and Community Development 

Published on 5 February 2021

Last updated on 5 February 2021


The Department of Rural and Community Development is responsible for policy and legislation regarding dog control and dog breeding establishments.

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys T.D., has recently highlighted the responsibilities of dog owners and the vulnerability of sheep to dog attacks, particularly during lambing season.

Why is this important?

Dog attacks cause real and serious injury to sheep and can have a negative impact, both financially and emotionally, on the farmers involved and their families.

Control of Dogs Act

While the vast majority of dog owners act responsibility, the issue of animals being attacked has been raised in many parts of the country. Under the Control of Dogs Act 1986 , it is the responsibility of dog owners to ensure that they are in control of their dogs at all times.

For further information on Dog Control, please visit our dedicated page.

Minister Humphreys highlights the responsibilities of dog owners this lambing season