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.

Cosplay Competition for Offaly Libraries Comic Con

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Cosplay or ‘Costume Play’ is the activity or practice of dressing up as a character from a work of fiction such as a comic book, a video game, or television show.


Following the fun of our last cosplay competition, we can’t wait to see the entries for this year’s competition as part of the Offaly Libraries Comic Con, June 12th 2021. Comic Con logo colour

 Download your Application Form HERE!

It doesn’t matter how experienced you are, whether you’re a superhero or villain, we want to see your look!


Best Adult

Prize: A Kindle pre-loaded with a full suite of Library e-Services

Best Child

Prize: A €50 voucher for Joe Mellis Art

Best Group

Prize: Gamestop Voucher worth €85

Best Handmade

Prize: A Book Nook made by Crafty Nathan’s Creations

Best Workplace

Prize: A Custom Piece made by artist Joe Mellis

Special Mentions

Prize: A 4 book collection from Mario Corrigan & David Butler

You can submit your entry online until midnight on June 15th. The winners will be announced on June 19th by our judges Team Emerald Cosplay and Inspire Cosplay. Visit the Offaly Libraries Website for more details or submit your entry at


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