Celebrate 100years of our nation in County Offaly

Centenary concert

We invite you, your family and your neighbours, your friends and your colleagues to remember reflect and to celebrate 100 years of our nation in Offaly.


In this centenary year, this is our opportunity for all citizens of Offaly to come together to remember those Offaly men who fought for Irish Independence.



Together we remember their contribution by the raising of the Irish Flag, laying a wreath and the reading of the Proclamation. A lone piper will lead us in a candlelit walk to Colmcille St, to the scene where on March 20th 1916, an incident led to Padraig  Pearse saying “A great deed was done last night in Tullamore..”. The unveiling of a new flagstone to mark this location will take place, before the piper leads us onto the Church of the Assumption.



Headlined by Mundy & Donal Lunny, with Simon Casey, Sean Ryan, Olivia Burke, Karen Martin, Diarmuid Guinan, Joe Maher, Danna Davis, Gerard Gillen and a host of choirs and bands such as Ruaile Buaile, St. Colmcille’s Pipe Band, Tullamore Town Band, St. Manchan’s Youth Choir, Edenderry Rockers, Offaly Comhaltas, Eden Chorale, Birr Choral Society and Offaly County Council Choir, over 150 musicians will raise the roof with some iconic pieces of Irish music. Punctuated by spoken word and directed by Colin Hughes, this once in a centenary event is not to be missed.


This is a FREE EVENT


For more information please see www.offaly.ie

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Local Enterprise Office Offaly

Local Enterprise Week takes places countrywide from 7-13 March. All events are free and many are now booked up, so be sure book your place now to avoid disappointment!






Tullamore Social Services



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                                                         DETAILS:  Starts Wednesday March 16th from 11am to 1pm for 4 weeks

PRICE:       €15 per person

FREE for over 65’s



Tullamore Social Services, Offaly Street, Tullamore

Telephone: 057 9322466





The Heritage Council

The Heritage Council intends to allocate the sum of €700,000 to its Heritage Management Grant Scheme in 2016.

The objective of this scheme is to support projects that apply good heritage practice to the management of places, collections or objects (including buildings).

The online grants system is now OPEN for applications until Monday 7th March **Deadline has been extended from 29th February**.

– See more at: http://www.heritagecouncil.ie/grants/grants/#sthash.O30yMG1C.dpuf





The Ireland Funds’ Small Grants Round Opens

Applications are now being accepted for The Ireland Funds’ Small Grants Round, which will remain open until 4 April 2016.

The maximum amount you may request is €10,000.  Projects seeking larger grant amounts will not be considered through the Small Grants Round.

Priorities for 2016

Arts & Culture

  • Promoting Culture and Heritage

Community Development

  • Investing in Ireland¡¦s Communities
  • Assisting Disadvantaged Youth
  • Promoting Philanthropy in Ireland
  • Assisting the Elderly or Forgotten Irish


  • Providing Access to Education

Peace & Reconciliation

  • Supporting a Shared Future for Northern Ireland.

More Info

Download the Guidelines document here.

Download the Frequently Asked Questions document here.






2016 Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Awards Programme Now Open

Social Entrepreneurs Ireland (SEI) are looking to support social entrepreneurs with the greatest potential to bring about positive change to Ireland’s most pressing social and environmental challenges. They have a fund that can help take your idea to the next level. Through the Awards Programme they provide funding, mentoring and support to high potential social entrepreneurs and their projects.

Deadline for applications: 7 April 2016

Visit the SEI website now for full guidelines and criteria.


Over the next few weeks, the Social Entrepreneurs Ireland team will be visiting a number of locations around Ireland (Dublin, Belfast, Galway & Cork) to meet and hear from as many potential applicants as possible.  SEI will be providing information on the supports available for social entrepreneurs during the events, along with answering any questions people might have about the application processes.

At each event, SEI will also be providing training in some key areas of interest to social entrepreneurs, such as leadership, telling your story, and the power of networking.  Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear directly from some of the previous SEI Award winners in each region.

Details of these Roadshows, complete with links to register to attend, are as follows:

  • Dublin, 8th March – Register here.
  • Belfast, 9th March – Register here.
  • Galway, 22nd March– Register here.
  • Cork, 23rd March– Register here.


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