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 (Tuesday-Thursday 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.

Did you know? 100 quirky facts about County Offaly, collated by Amanda Pedlow, Heritage Officer and published by Offaly County Council 2013

. . . one of Ireland's last public hangings took place at Tullamore Gaol . . . Croghan Hill is a volcano . . . Offaly has some of the finest eskers in Europe . . . letterboxes are more political than you thought . . . the first All-Ireland Hurling Final took place in Birr . . . an ancient Pilgrims' Road leads to Clonmacnoise . . . a railway line once ran from Clara to Banagher

This book retailing at €10.00 is available Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre, Offaly Historical Society and Birr Castle and Gardens Science Centre Shop and local books shops. It features 100 selected, quirky aspects of the county with a brief text and illustration for each one. Note a box of 20 can be paid for and collected from Offaly County Council in Charleville road for the wholesale rate of €100.00.

It was reviewed by Rosita Boland of the Irish Times on 15 January 2014.