22 July 2014

Community Events

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Updated 18th 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

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK, Sun 10 Aug.  Bus from Tullamore, 9.30am; dep Knock 5.45pm, €10.  Ph PJ 0876386270

CARERS’ ASSOC:  Support Group meeting Fri 25, 11am-12.30pm. Please return tickets for fundraising draw.  Details  0867957086.

TULLAMORE MACRA thank all who supported recent successful old style sports day.

SUE RYDER SHOP looking for donations, in good condition.  “Help share the care”.

POWER4GOOD CHARITY SHOP:  Volunteers & donations wanted for shop in Kilbride Plaza.  Ph Molly 0872914302.

BARNARDOS looking for Team Leaders to help coordinate a collection in Tullamore, Fri Sept 19.  Contact Sarah 1850 222 300 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

TARA:  4-night break, Glass House, Hotel, Sligo, Mon 22-Fri 26 Sept.  More details from Benny, 0579351295/0872146172.

MIDLAND LIVING LINKS support for anyone who has lost a loved one, friend or colleague to suicide ph Bernie  086 1600641.

DOCHAS;  Offaly Cancer Support Group Drop-in Centre, Offaly St, 9328268.

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

OFFALY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT SERVICE:  Helpline 9351886 for information or to make an appointment.

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).

FOUND:  Sum of money.  Owner contact Parish Secretary.

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.

PARISH FUNDRAISER – MEDITATIVE MOVEMENT & DANCE Experience gentle dances/movement for meditation and wellbeing, Thursday 24, 7.30-9.00pm, Parish Centre.  Donation €5, towards parish funds.

TULLAMORE INTERNATIONAL SUMMER ORGAN SERIES:  The final concert in the series takes place on Tue. 22nd. July at 8.00p.m. and features Thomas Charles Marshall, organist of St. Anne's Church, Dawson St., Dublin. The programme also features local cellist Adele O'Dwyer and her daughter (violinist) Aoise.

JUNIOR PPC SENIOR CITIZEN’S BINGO
Senior Citizen’s Bingo will be on Friday 25th, in the Parish Centre, after 10.00am Mass.

NIGHT PRAYER VIGIL:  in Cluain Chiarain Prayer Centre in Clonmacnoise on Fri 18th July.  Mass at 10pm.  Adoration & Prayers follow.  All Welcome.  Contact Dave 085 7746763.

THE CARERS ASSOCIATION: Patient Moving & Handling training in Tullamore on 17th July and QQI Level 5 Training on 29 July to 26 August.  One day a week for five weeks. Limited places left.  Web site This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or ph 057 9322920

BALLYCOMMON TELEWORK & TRAINING CENTRE:  now enrolling for new courses.  For further information 9353177/9353441.

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK: takes place on Sun 10th August.  Contact Fr. Martin Halpin, Ballinabrackey for further details.

MEATH PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES SEPT 12-17 The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from Sept 12-17 and will be led by Bishop Smith.  The fare is €709 for full board and inclusive of insurance and travel taxes.  To book contact Pilgrimages Abroad Ltd tel 01 6359300.  Places are also available for sick pilgrims requiring special assistance to book contact Ann 087 7914828.  In recent years many young people (18+) have travelled  to Lourdes with the diocese seeking to find out more about this famous Shrine: to lend a hand to the pilgrims who are sick or infirmed, to look for some prayer space in busy lives and still to have a good time!  Cost €350.  If you are interested in travelling email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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.

THE CARERS ASSOCIATION: QQI Care of older person training taking place at Market Square, Tullamore from 16 July to 13 Aug from 9.30 to 4.30 one day a week for 5 weeks. Web site www.carersireland.com or ph 057 9322920

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.

ARDEN VIEW RESOURCE CENTRE:  Woodcraft course starting Thurs 22 May.  Stained Glass Course starting Sept.  For details ph Martina, Offaly Local Development Co, 087 6610274 as soon as possible.

IRISH CANCER SOCIETY FREE TRANSPORT for chemotherapy patients in Mater, Tullamore, Blanchardstown, St. James’s & Tallaght.  Contact treatment team or ph Gail 012310 566.

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