People In Offaly Invited To Attend €2million Funding Call Workshop

Inland Fisheries Ireland is inviting members of the public in Offaly to one of its upcoming Information Workshop around a new €2million funding call. The Funding Call consists of three separate funding streams which will help ensure that Ireland’s fish stocks and angling infrastructure are protected and enhanced into the future. The Inland Fisheries Ireland Funding […]

The Whistling Girl Stops Off At Birr Theatre and Arts Centre

The acclaimed Irish duo of singer and actress Honor Heffernan and composer/ keyboard player Trevor Knight proudly present their new Cabaret/Speakeasy-style show, The Whistling Girl at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre on Saturday 16 September, 8pm.   Trevor Knight has transformed the poems of Dorothy Parker into songs, using her witty, droll and sometimes heart rending […]

Laois and Offaly See Worrying Fall In Uptake Of Life-Saving Cancer Vaccine

The dramatic fall in the uptake of a cancer-preventing vaccine requires urgent action for it to be addressed, the newly-formed HPV Vaccination Alliance has said. The Laois/Offaly region has seen a steep drop in uptake of the HPV vaccine, which protects against the strains of Human Papilloma Virus which cause seven in ten cases of […]

Tour To Inishmore

The Slieve Bloom Association Annual Bus Tour heads to Inishmore, Galway on August 26th. The bus will start from Birr at 5am, with pick-ups in Kinnity @ 5:15, Cadamstown @ 5:30, Clonaslee @ 5:45, Rosenallis @ 6:00, Mountmellick at 6:15 and Portlaoise at 6:30. The cost is €45 includes bus, boat crossing and island bus tour. Please contact Kathleen @ 0857376745 for further information – […]

Exam Helpline Open To Support Offaly’s Leaving Cert Students

Are you uncertain about your Leaving Cert results and what they mean for you? The Exam Helpline 2017, provided by the National Parents’ Council Post Primary (NPCpp) and sponsored by eir and the Irish Independent, will offer confidential advice, information and support to Offaly students receiving their results. The 1800 265 165 Freephone helpline is open from 10am on […]

Inland Fisheries Ireland Invites Angling And Conservation Projects Funding Applications From Offaly

Sean Kyne TD, Minister with responsibility for Inland Fisheries, has today welcomed a new €2 million funding call from Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) for angling projects and conservation initiatives. The funding call, which consists of three separate funding streams, will help ensure that Ireland’s fish stocks and angling infrastructure are protected and enhanced into the future. The Inland […]

Upgrade Completed To Edenderry Wastewater Treatment Plant

Irish Water has completed an upgrade to the storm tank at the Edenderry Wastewater Treatment Plant. The €70,000 investment has increased the capacity of the storm water holding tank which will ensure more efficient treatment at the plant. The increased capacity of the storm water tank will reduce the risk of overflows at times of […]

Offaly Farmers Asked To Remain Vigilant For Water Pollution

Inland Fisheries Ireland has issued an appeal to farmers in Offaly to remain vigilant during the summer months when harvesting silage and spreading slurry to avoid water pollution and the loss of nutrients to water. There were 31 separate fish kills across the country last year, with eight of those directly attributable to agricultural activities. […]

Barnardos And Dell EMC Launch Local Volunteer Drive In Offaly

Barnardos children’s charity is calling on the local community in Offaly to join them by volunteering at their National Collection day this September 15th. The children’s charity, who currently works with more than 14,100 children and families across Ireland and has services for children and families in Offaly urge people to register now! www.barnardos.ie/buckets   […]

Co. Offaly Raises €3150 For Temple Street

Bakers in Co. Offaly turned up the heat this spring and mixed, iced and munched their way to a spectacular €3150 at this year’s Great Irish Bake for Temple Street. People all around the county got on board for the special fundraiser, which was held in April. Now in its 9th year, the Great Irish Bake encourages […]

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