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.

Canopy Installation Press Release December 17th 2020

Edenderry Municipal District is delighted to announce the installation of a multipurpose sheltered space on the recently refurbished public realm at O’Connell Square in Edenderry. The canopies, which are weather proof and equipped with lighting, are a further welcome addition to the Square, providing a focal point for community events.

This project is part of an on-going programme of works by Edenderry Municipal District to improve the range and quality of public realm facilities, providing safe spaces for community events within the heart of the town centre.

The possibilities for this new multipurpose sheltered space are plentiful and will give community groups opportunities to host dance and music performances, artisan markets, community workshops and art exhibitions to mention but a few.

Offaly County Council Library, Arts and Community Departments and Edenderry Municipal District will work in collaboration to ensure that this new facility is used to its full potential.  These community events should also result in an increase of footfall within the town, bringing a much needed boost to local shops and businesses.

The funding for this project came from the Town and Village Renewal Scheme 2020 which was allocated by the Department Rural and Community Development. Edenderry Municipal District would like to extend gratitude to the Regeneration Team of Offaly County Council for their work in designing and submitting the funding application to the Department of Rural and Community Development on their behalf. It is a wonderful project and the District staff look forward to working in partnership with the Regeneration Team in 2021 to bring further projects to the town and district.

This project was funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development and Offaly County Council under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme.

Photos below are courtesy of Jeremy Simpson Photography 

 Canopy 1

 Canopy 2