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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.

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Beth Carroll Exhibition @ Tullamore Library

Currently in Tullamore Library for the month of October


Beth Carroll, born in Sydney, Australia, is a self-taught, emerging artist. Beth started with portraiture favouring graphite, pastel and aquarelle. After moving to rural Ireland with her young family in 2018, Beth was inspired by the sights and scenes around her, discovering it’s beauty with fresh eyes. Beth has since been working on a series of landscapes of her local parish. Beth recently won first, third and highly commended at the Tullamore Show with her art. Beth is a member of Visual Artists Ireland and lives in Rahan, Tullamore, Co Offaly. 

Featuring scenes from aro und her new home, Rahan, Tullamore, “Rahan in Colour” aims to celebrate rural Ireland by exploring themes of nostaligia, heritage and identity.  

“When I moved to Ireland people were quick to point out tourist attractions in other counties and cities. I often heard “Why on Earth did you move from Australia to Rahan?,” says Beth Carroll, Artist. “I’d love to inspire a sense of pride in people’s home. I want people to look out their front door and remember how much beauty and history is right there.”  

Beth Carroll’s exhibition “Rahan in Colour” will be on public display at Tullamore Library starting on 1 October to 31 October. High quality prints, greeting cards and all original pieces will be for sale. For more information on the exhibition or artist, visit

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