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.


Ferbane Fire Station
Ferbane Station is equipped with 1 class B Fire Appliance which carries a large selection of equipment that allows the crew to resolve most types of incident that they are called to deal with. The Ferbane crew consists of 1 Station Officer 1 Sub-Officer, Driver-Mechanic and 5 fire fighters. All Personnel are active in maintaining the station and equipment to a high standard required to provide a rapid response when the call comes in.

Ferbane Fire Brigade attended 51 calls in 2016.

These calls consisted of Chimneys fires, house fires, Road traffic accidents, flooding, special services etc

Weekly training drill takes place on Monday nights nights from 18:30 to 20:30. The fire fighters carry out training on all aspects of the service, including; Fire Fighting, Breathing Apparatus training, First Aid and Road Traffic Collision Procedures.

Offaly County Council have received approval and funding from the Department of Environment to provide a new Fire Station in Ferbane and this project is currently in negotiation stages.