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.

Hedge and Verge Cutting


 Roads Act 1993 Section 70 - Link

 Landowners are reminded by Offaly County Council that the period for Hedge Cutting runs from 1st September to the end of February each year. 

There is an onus on landowners to ensure that any trees and hedges on their property:

  •  Do not obstruct or interfere with the safe use of the public road
  •  Do not obstruct or interfere with the maintenance of the public road
  •  Do not pose a hazard to people using the public road.

 Hedgerows along the public road that require cutting or trimming back should be cut immediately and all cuttings removed from the roads and verges. 

Please note that where JAPANESE KNOTWEED occurs it SHOULD NOT BE CUT. No ground disturbance should take place at these sites at any time of year. Information on how to deal with Japanese Knotweed is available from the Heritage Office. Please report all locations to the Heritage Office at or phone 057 93 46839.