The Government has agreed that Level 5 (with some amendments) as set out in the Plan for Living with COVID-19 will continue to apply nationally until July 5th 2021. The Government has clearly stated that there is a continued 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 have reopened to the public for Browsing Services and Contact & Collect since 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.



Offaly County Council is encouraging the public to ADOPT A KILOMETRE for National Spring Clean during the month of April.


Volunteers are encouraged to carry out a litter pick or community clean up within 1Km of their house or village to help clean up Offaly. If all villages participate, approach roads to all towns and villages in our scenic County will see litter in grass verges and hedgerows drastically reduced.


Send in pictures of your clean up to highlight your good work.


The Council will support local community groups who wish participate by  supplying –litter pickers, gloves and bags. Bags will also be collected by upon arrangement. Contact or 057 9357403.


Covid Guidelines Update

Due to the updated Government Covid 19 restrictions announced on Tuesday 30th March the National Spring Clean’s guidelines have now been altered accordingly:


From April 19th two household groups can meet together to take part in a clean-up, within their own county or 20km from their residence if crossing county lines.


Up until this date clean-ups must only be carried out by household ‘bubbles’ and within the households 5km radius.