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.

Part 8 : Acres’ Folly Cormac Street


Planning & Development Act 2000, as amended (Section 179) Part 8 of the Planning & Development Regulations 2001 (as amended)


Pursuant to the requirements of Part 8 of the Local Government (Planning & Development) Regulations 2001(as amended) notice is hereby given that Offaly County Council proposes the following works:


  1. Repairs to Acres’ Folly using ‘like-with-like’ materials including re-fitting external stone staircase.
  2. Replacing missing internal metal stair and grid floor as per conservation consultant drawings and specification providing panoramic views of Tullamore.
  3. Landscaping works to the grounds around the folly including reinstating former walking routes, reordering existing parking arrangements and associated site works. The site incorporates Acres’ Folly protected structure reference number 23-373 and is within the curtilage of Acres’ Hall 23-231, Offaly County Development Plan 2014-2020

at Acres’ Folly, Tullamore Municipal District, Cormac Street, Co Offaly


Plans and particulars of the proposed development will be available for inspection and purchase at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy during normal public opening hours at the Tullamore Municipal District, Acres’ Hall, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, Eircode: R35 WV59 for a period ending 03 September 2020.


An appointment for viewing and/or purchase can be arranged by telephone on (057) 9352470 or by email at


The drawings and particulars of the proposed development are also available to view here : Acres Folly Part VIII.pdf (size 4.3 MB)


Submissions or observations with respect to the proposed development, dealing with the proper planning and development of the area in which the development would be situated may be made in writing to Tom Shanahan Director of Service, Offaly County Council, Áras an Chontae, Charleville Road, Tullamore, marked ‘Acres’ Folly’, not later than 17 September 2020.


Offaly County Council has carried out a preliminary examination of the nature size and location of the proposed development and has determined that the proposed development will not have significant effects on the environment and does not require an Environmental Impact Assessment. Any person may, within 4 weeks from the date of this notice, apply to An Bord Pleanála for a screening determination as to whether the development would be likely to have significant effects on the environment.

 Mr Tom Shanahan, Director of Services,

Offaly County Council,

Áras an Chontae,

Charlevile Road,