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.

Digital Stories

Digital Stories from West Offaly

In June 2010 Offaly County Council Heritage Office, Lough Boora Parklands and Brown University teamed up to record aspects of West Offaly’s heritage. The American students were based in West Offaly for 10 days and recorded their interpretation of aspects of Offaly’s heritage including the industrial heritage of the peatlands, Belmont Mills and the monastic sites.  This project was funded by the Heritage Council and Offaly County Council.  The videos can be viewed on the Offaly Heritage YouTube Channel. 

Brandon Ballengee and the Love Motel for Insects

In the summer of 2010, Brandon Ballengee, international environmental artist, came to Offaly to install a temporary sculpture called the Love Motel for Insects. This is a really interesting and engaging way of attracting new audiences to see the activities of insects through art. View the Youtube interview with Brandon Ballengee here.