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.


Birr Fire Station
Birr Fire Station is a new 2 bay purpose built Fire Station. The Station is run by a Station Officer with assistance from two Sub Station Officers and two Driver Mechanics.

At present the Birr Station is equipped with

2 No. Class B Fire Appliances

1 No. 4WD Vehicle

1 No. Water Tanker

1 No. Emergency Tender

Birr Fire Brigade attended 117 calls in 2016.
These calls consisted of Chimneys fires, house fires, Road Traffic Collisions, Flooding, and special services e.g. Rescues etc.

Weekly training drill takes place on Tuesday nights from 18:30 to 20:30. The fire fighters carry out training on all aspects of the service, including fire fighting, Breathing Apparatus, and Road Traffic Collision procedures. In addition to this weekly training all Firefighters are required to carry out regular refresher courses in all aspects of training including Fire Behaviour Training, Breathing Apparatus Training and First Aid Training.

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