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.

Tell us your views on N52 Tullamore to Kilbeggan Link scheme

2nd Public Consultation on the Route Corridor Options 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 2nd public consultation on the Route Corridor Options for the N52 Tullamore to Kilbeggan Link Scheme.

This 2nd public consultation – underway from 6th November to 11th December 2020 - is focused on the Route Corridor Options developed for the scheme. A brochure is being posted to all households within the Study Area, which includes a map of the Route Corridor Options 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 .

In compliance with current COVID-19 measures, and to provide access to project information in a safe environment, an online consultation room is available at All project information, including an interactive map of the route corridor options and the consultation questionnaire, is 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. To arrange a telephone call or online consultation with a member of the project team, please contact us by phone, email, or via the online meeting booking facility on the project website. Online meetings will be facilitated during the week of 23rd November – 27th November.

If you would like to make a submission, please do so by Friday 11th December 2020 as follows:

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