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 further notice. 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.

Local Publications


 A selection of local publications


  • (Byrne, Michael) Tullamore Town Council: celebrating 154 years (2014)
  • (Byrne, Michael) Exploring Tullamore: an illustrated guide (2013)
  • (Feehan, John) The Geology of Laois and Offaly (2013)
  • (Feehan, Rosse) An atlas of Birr
  • (Murphy, Michael) Edenderry: A Leinster Town
  • (Horner, Arnold) Mapping Offaly in the Early Nineteenth Century, with an Atlas of William Larkin's map of King's County, 1809
  • (Fitzpatrick, Mary) School, Community and Nation: The papers of R.H. Moore, 1899 - 1956 €20.00
  • (Murphy, Coughlan & Doran) Grand Jury Rooms to Áras an Chontae : local government in Offaly. Tullamore, 2003.
  • Bímís Dílis: the spirit of Offaly, in Music, Words and Song. 2001. (Millennium CD)
  • (Egan, Ann) Esto Fidelis: [Offaly’s millennium poem]. Offaly County Council, 2000.
  • (Brady, John) The grouse in the heather: [commissioned traditional piece of music to mark the centenary of local government in Offaly]. Offaly County Council, 2000. Cassette
  • Out the Clara road: the Offaly anthology, ed. By Rita Ann Higgins. Offaly County Council, 1999. 
  • (Nolan & O’Neill). Offaly : history and society: interdisciplinary essays on the history of an Irish county. Dublin: Geography Publications, 1998
  • (Byrne) The people of Tullamore in the twentieth century : an album of memories. Tullamore: Esker Press, 1999.
  • (Barber) Birr : pictures from the past. Dublin: Blackwater Press, 1997.
  • (Evans & Whelan) Edenderry through the ages. Edenderry: Historical Society, 2000.
  • Clara a pictorial record. Tullamore : Esker Press, 1992.
  • (Kilcormac Historical Society). Kilcormac – Killoughey parish album : a photographic record. Kilcormac : Historical Society, 1996.