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 (Monday-Wednesday 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.

Tell us your views on N52 Tullamore to Kilbeggan Link Scheme

3rd Public Consultation on the Emerging Preferred Route Corridor now underway.

Offaly County Council, in partnership with Westmeath County Council and in association with Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), invites residents of the local area, members of the public and interested parties to participate in a 3rd public consultation on the Emerging Preferred Route Corridor for the N52 Tullamore to Kilbeggan Link Scheme.

The 3rd period of Public Consultation – underway from September 17th to October 29th 2021 – is focused on the Emerging Preferred Route Corridor identified for the scheme. A brochure is being posted to all households within the study area, which includes a map of the Emerging Preferred Route Corridor and a questionnaire to provide you with an opportunity to submit your views at this stage of the design process.

People can also view the project online at www.n52tullamoretokilbeggan.ie

In compliance with current COVID-19 guidelines, limited in-person consultation meetings will be held in the Tullamore Court Hotel on September 20th and 29th, for those who wish to consult with the project team in person. All meetings will be strictly by appointment only and will be limited to two persons per booking. Walk ins will not be possible. As well as in-person meetings, an online consultation room will be available at www.n52tullamoretokilbeggan.ie for the duration of this phase of public consultation. During the 6-week consultation period, the Project Team are available for phone-calls and follow-up online meetings as required.

All project information, including an interactive map of the Emerging Preferred Route Corridor and the consultation questionnaire, will be available to view and submit online. Delivering this project is a priority. The N52 Tullamore to Kilbeggan Road currently operates above capacity, carrying over 14,000 vehicles per day. Safety is compromised by a narrow hard shoulder and many at grade junctions and private access points. The overall aim of the proposed new scheme is to improve connectivity within the Midlands and address existing operational and safety issues. The N52 project team is available to answer any questions and provide information to assist you with your submission.

All project information, including an interactive map of the Emerging Preferred Route Corridor and the consultation questionnaire is available to view and submit online.

Download the Third Public Consultation Brochure Brochure.pdf (size 1.2 MB)

Download the Third Public Consultation Questionnaire Questionnaire.pdf (size 238.2 KB)

To arrange a telephone call, online consultation with a member of the project team, or to avail of an in-person consultation meeting, please contact us by phone, email, or via the online booking facility on the project website.

If you would like to make a submission, please do so by Friday 29th of October 2021. Submissions can be made by:

  • Online: www.n52tullamoretokilbeggan.ie
  • Email: info@n52tullamoretokilbeggan.ie
  • Post: N52 Tullamore to Kilbeggan Project Team, RPS, West Pier, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.

The project team can be contacted at the above email address or telephone 01 5239274 (Monday – Friday).