Nationwide Smoky Coal Ban Welcome News Fo Offaly Asthmatics

The Asthma Society of Ireland welcomed the announcement from Minister Denis Naughten of a nationwide smoky coal ban. Dublin led the ban in 1990, which has since saved more than 8,900 lives and many more will be saved with this announcement. Kevin Kelly, Asthma Society Interim CEO, commented, “We are delighted with this milestone announcement […]

Go For Life Grant Success for Offaly

A total of 19 groups in Offaly are celebrating the awarding of grants to fund physical activity for older people. The Go for Life Grant Scheme from Age & Opportunity and Sport Ireland is awarding over €5,870 to groups around Offaly, and nationwide grants totalling almost €300,000.   The aim of the grants is to improve the health and wellbeing […]

Midlands Office Is Chosen As Comfort Keepers Team Of The Year 2017

Comfort Keepers Midlands Office based in Tullamore, Co. Offaly was chosen as Team of the Year 2017 for Comfort Keepers Ireland.   Offaly’s, Midlands team has a year on year growth history and they want to recognise the amazing contributions and commitment to growth by the teams. The Midlands team are a small team who […]

GIY And Energia Want To ‘Get Ireland Growing’ With €75,000 Fund

GIY in partnership with Energia announce ‘Energia Get Ireland Growing’ a €75,000 pool of funding available to enable food growing by community and voluntary organisations all across Ireland including Northern Ireland. The application period is open from today until the 19th of January, 2018. The ‘Get Ireland Growing’ initiative has to date supported almost 500 community […]

Are you one of Offaly’s Silver Surfers?

Open eir is delighted to announce that nominations are open for people in Offaly to enter the 2018 open eir Silver Surfer Awards. This is the second year the company will sponsor these awards, which are run in conjunction with Age Action.  The awards recognise the online achievements of older people using technology as well as […]

Offaly Students Invited To Enter Ireland’s Food Entrepreneur Competition

Secondary school students across the country are now invited to take part in the new ‘GROW 2 CEO’ competition as GIY and Cully & Sully have set about finding Ireland’s brightest young food entrepreneurs.   ‘GROW 2 CEO’ combines food growing and entrepreneurship to inspire students to grow their own food, create a soup recipe […]

New Zealand Travel Agents Visit Offaly

A group of travel agents from New Zealand has been enjoying an action-packed visit around Offaly and Ireland this week, as guests of Tourism Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and Qatar Airways. The aim of the visit was to showcase some of the many experiences on offer here for New Zealanders, so that when they return home, […]

Offaly’s Glenisk Shortlisted For Prestigious Industry Award

More than 350 Irish food and drink industry leaders will gather for Bord Bia’s biannual Food and Drink Industry Awards, hosted by Broadcaster Miriam O’Callaghan, on Wednesday 29th November in the RDS Concert Hall. Bord Bia has announced the details of 24 companies who have been shortlisted for these awards which recognise excellence and celebrate success in Ireland’s […]

Offfaly’s BirdWatch Ireland And Dyslexia Group Benefit From National Lottery Funding

Thousands of individuals, clubs and organisations from Co. Offaly have benefitted from some of the €5 Billion raised by the National Lottery for Good Causes all over Ireland in the last 30 years. An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar T.D, announced the landmark €5 Billion Good Cause figure at a special Lotto draw to mark the National […]

Offaly Artist To Be Showcased On National Stage

An Offaly artist whose maritime inspiration stemmed from the unusual job as a deckhand on a fishing boat will display her vividly colour-fused glass at Ireland’s premier art fair Art Source, at the RDS from November 10-12. Over 15,000 people are expected to attend the year’s biggest art show, which will give Irish art lovers the […]

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