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.

Castles

Esker Castle

Offaly Castles Project

For details on all 200 castle sites in Offaly see www.archaeology.ie - click on Archaeological Survey Database (bottom left of screen) and you can search by location or monument type.

There has been collaberative work over the past number of years between the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and the Heritage Office doing further research on the castles of County Offaly. Two pdfs on Ballindarra and Ballyboy castles are available below.

Ballindarra Castle Co Offaly

Ballyboy Castle, Co. Offaly