31 July 2014

Community Events

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Updated 25th July  2014


PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION in Hospital Chapel day & night. Ph 9321232.

ARDEN VALE 40TH ANNIVERSARY Sun 27.  Mass 5pm followed by refreshments.  All former residents welcome to come and renew old acquaintances

DOCHAS:  Offaly Cancer Support Group drop in Centre, Offaly St. Mon-Thurs10am-2pm. Phone support 057 9328268.

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK: Sun 10 Aug.  Bus from Tullamore 9.30am, dep Knock 5.45pm €10 Ph PJ 087 6386270.

SUE RYDER SHOP looking for donations, in good condition.  ‘Help share the care’.

CARERS ASSOCIATION:  QQ1 Level 5 Care of the older person training in Tullamore 30 July 9.30pm-4.30pm one day for 5 weeks. Ph 057 9322920 and Carers Group Meeting on Fri 25th July between 11am and 12.30pm.

MARIAN MOVEMENT OF PRIESTS: National Cenacle in Basilica, Knock  on Sat 2nd Aug 12 noon to 5.30pm, bring a packed lunch. 

TARA:  4 night break, Glass House Hotel, Sligo Mon 22-Fri 26 Sept.  More details from Benny 057 9351295/087 2146172.

THORNSBERRY ESTATE RESIDENTS:  Mass in estate, Sat 2nd, 4pm followed by refreshments.  All welcome.

1ST FRI & SAT DEVOTIONS TO THE UNITED HEARTS OF JESUS & MARY:  Fri 1st Aug, Parish Centre, 7.30pm Mass.  All Welcome.

GARDEN CLUB OUTING:  Wed 30th July to Deirdre Ryans’s & Jean Van der Lee’s gardens Dublin. Bus dep O Connor Sq 9am sharp.  Non members welcome.  Contact Eileen 9352312.

MIDLANDS SIMON SHOP:  Main St, Tullamore in need of volunteers, please call to the shop beside Rose Finlay’s Pharmacy.

LOUGH DERG PILGRIMAGES:  Daily boats to Island 10.30am to 3pm 7 days a week until 13th Aug.  No booking necessary.  Ph Maureen or Sharon 071 9861518 email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

8TH NATIONAL GRANPARENTS PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK: Sun 14th Sept.  Blessing of the sick 2.30pm Mass 3pm. Ph 098 24877 email
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OFFALY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT SERVICE:  helpline 9351886 for information or to make an appointment.

SEXUAL ABUSE & RAPE CRIS CENTRE:  Confidential Counselling Service, Helpline 1800323232.

MIDLAND LIVING LINKS:  (Supporting the suicide bereaved).  Phone 086 1600641.

PADRE PIO GROUP:  Mass Tue 29th July 7.30pm Church of Assumption.  All Welcome.

YOUTH 2000 SUMMER FESTIVAL, Cistercian College, Roscrea, Thurs 14 – Sun 17  Aug, for young people 16-35, an opportunity to experience the Catholic faith and meet many new people.   Donation only.   For more information see www.youth2000.ie , phone 01 6753690, or facebook (youthtwothousandIreland).

CEMETERY DAYS IN THE PARISH Cemetery Sunday in Clonminch is on 17th August at 1.00pm and in Durrow on 14th September, with blessing of graves after 11.30am Mass.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: meetings old tanyard. Night meetings Mon, Wed, Thur, Sat 8.15pm.  Day meetings Tue, Wed, Fri 1pm and Sunday at 12 midday. For info contact 01 8527000.

AL ANON & ALATEEN: meeting every Thurs night 8pm Health Centre, Arden Road, Tullamore.

DONATIONS URGENTLY NEEDED:  Midland Simon Shop, Main Street, Tullamore needs donations of unwanted gifts, clothes, shoes, handbags, bed linen, and household items.   Please contact us at 057 9326991.

LA LECHE LEAGUE BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP: meet 3rd Thurs each month 8pm at Health Centre. Next meeting 19th June.  Pregnant women babies and toddlers welcome  Contact Eileen 087 2764382 Caroline 085 1760632.

ST MARY’S YOUTH & COMMUNITY CENTRE SUMMER CAMPS: Post Primary 23-27 June; 10-12 year old camp 30 June-4 July; 7-9 year old camp 28 July-1 Aug.  Contact 057 9322963.  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

PERSONAL EMPLOYMENT PATHWAY:  is a free job skills programme which supports people with disabilities.  For further info call Aoife Horan 057 9320499/086 1708830; email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

VOLUNTEERS required for Charity Shop in Tullamore.  Please contact Molly on 087 2914302.

BULLETIN ON-LINE If you would like the Bulletin to be sent to you on-line please send your email address to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it We hope to start this service in a few weeks time.

DURROW NATIONAL SCHOOL fund-raising campaign to build a new Hall.  Fundraisers calling soon.  All donations welcome.

KNOCK SHRINE:  Volunteers want for stewarding, May-Oct.  Ph Pat Cahill 9341989.

FRESH START:  1-year training programme in Personal Development & Career Exploration (SOLAS funded).  Ph National Learning Network, Tanyard, 0860455292/0579318312.

BINGO: in aid of Temple St Hospital, Wed, 8.30pm, Charleville Centre, Church Ave (opp Charleville NS).

BALLYKILMURRAY HALL: Social Dance Classes Thurs, 8-10pm; Set Dancing Classes Mon,8pm

FREE ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLASSES: Mon, 7-9pm, Parish Centre.  All levels are welcome.

TULLAMORE SOCIAL SERVICES LTD: Please return personal alarms no longer required, to offices in Offaly St for redistribution.

ALPHA:‚ See website www:midlandsalpha.com