The Government has agreed that Level 5 as set out in the Plan for Living with COVID-19 will apply nationally until January 31st 2021. The Government has clearly stated that there is an absolute need to minimise the level of mobility and congregation of people in order to reduce all opportunities for transmission of the virus.

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.

Learning & Adult Literacy

Various courses throughout Offaly Libraries (Temporarily suspended due to COVID)

   

 Birr Library 

Device Advice

Wednesdays in May: 6.30pm - 7.30pm

Bealtaine event. Bring in your tablet/smartphone/laptop and library card (membership is free) and a member of library staff will help to set up free Apps including:

  • BorrowBox (e books & e audiobooks)
  • RB Digital (e magazines)
  • Mango Languages

Local Enterprise Office / Oifig Fiontair Áitiúil

Thursday mornings in Birr Library & Civic Offices (by appointment)

Wondering if there are supports available for your business/idea?

Meet one of the Local Enterprise Office staff on Thursday morning in Birr Library & Civic Offices from 9.00am-1.00pm.  To book an appointment phone: 057 9357480 /  057 9346829  or e-mail: info@leo.offalycoco.ie

Contact: To book an appointment contact 057 9357480 / 057 9346829  

 Tullamore Library 

Device Advice

Every Wednesday in May.  3.00pm - 4.30pm.

Bealtaine event. Bring in your tablet/smartphone/laptop and library card (membership is free) and a member of library staff will help to set up free Apps including:

  • BorrowBox (e books & e audiobooks)
  • RB Digital (e magazines)
  • Mango Languages

Age Action Ireland Computer for the Terrified

10.30am - 12.30pm.

Free 5 week individual computer class.

Contact: Age Action Ireland 01 475 6989

 

NIDA Jewellery - Tullamore Library

Learn how to make and design your own jewellery. Fee charged.

Contact: Kristina 085 713 6599

 

Learn to Quill - Tullamore Library

Quilling is an old paper craft, which lets you shape strips of paper into beautiful shapes and designs for cards or even flower bouquets. Classes for adults and children available. Fee charged.

Contact: Jen 087 757 8662

 

Heartfulness Meditation with Rachael Waldron - Tullamore Library

Free but booking essential, Contact Rachael to register your interest.

Heartfulness Meditation with Rachael Waldron

Contact Rachael on 0872787039 to book your space.

 

Introduction to Photoshop - Tullamore Library

Introduction to Digital Photography. Booking essential. Fee charged.

Contact: Veronica Nicholson :vnicholson108@gmail.com or 0879480498

 

Irish Rural Link – Computers for beginners, Computers for Farmers - Tullamore Library

Weekly for 5 weeks.  5.30pm - 7.30pm.

Computer classes aimed at people in the farming communityC

Contact:Irish Rural Link Number 090 6482744 info@irishrurallink.ie

 

 Edenderry Library 

Children’s Art with Petra Moll

Saturdays 10.30am – 12.00pm

Children’s art classes for ages 7-12

Cost:€15 per child per session

Contact:Petra on 086 3478408

Art with Kathleen

Tuesdays from 11.00am - 1.00pm, except 2nd Tuesday of month

Painting group for adults

Fee charged.

Edenderry Crafters (New members welcome)

Tuesdays 11.00am - 1.00pm

Knitting, crochet, stitch club

No charge.

Art with Anna Winiarska

Tuesdays 3.00pm - 5.00pm

Painting classes

Fee charged.

 

Children’s Arts and Crafts with Sharon Eady

Fridays from 3.30pm – 5.00pm (except the week of the children’s book club)

Arts and crafts classes for kids

Fee charged.

Contact:Sharon on 087 7710177

Chair Yoga with Helga

Chair Yoga class

No charge.

Bealtaine Taster Sessions with Age Friendly Alliance

A series of taster workshops for various activities

No charge.

Contact: Sharon on 087 7710177

 

        

Digital Library Learning   

 Mango Languages

Click here for more information

 

universal class

Click here for information on Free E-Learning Courses

Offaly Work and Learning Centres

Offaly Work and Learning Centres

    

Creative Writing Courses

Tullamore Library

Beginners Writing Workshop

Beginners writing workshop with Pauline McNamee

Contact Pauline McNamee 086 052 1346

Edenderry Library

Creative Writing with Pauline McNamee

Wednesdays 6.00pm – 7.45pm

Creative Writing Classes

Fee charged.

Contact Pauline McNamee 086 052 1346

 

 

Other Courses

  

Laois/Offaly Further Education Courses 2020. Click here.

 

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