06 March 2015

Community Events

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Updated 27th Feb. 2015

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

PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA, 30 July-6 Aug.  €699 full board.  Ph Fr John Nally 0874114450, Pat Kidney 0863192399/0579352553, P J Smyth 0868796190.

OSPCA: Table Quiz, Fri 6, Characters Bar, 8.30pm.  Table of 4 €40.  All proceeds go directly to animal care.

DOCHAS BUTTONS & BOWES EVENT:  Tullamore Court Hotel, Sun 1, 12noon-5pm.  Admission €5.  All proceeds in aid of Dochas.

SECULAR FRANCISCANS:  Meeting, 7.30pm, Tues 3, Convent of Mercy.

LIVING LINKS:  Coffee morning, Tues 3, Parish Centre, 10.30am.

1ST FRI & SAT DEVOTIONS TO THE UNITED HEARTS OF JESUS & MARY:  Fri 6, Rosary, etc, Parish Centre, 6.15pm; Mass in Church, 7.30pm; concludes, Parish Centre, 9.30pm.

IRISH HEART FOUNDATION ANNUAL STROKE SURVIVOR CONFERENCE:  Mar 26, Croke Park, Dublin 3. Registration essential.  See www.stroke.ie or call Emma-Jane 01 6346925.

DOCHAS:  Offaly Cancer Support Group, drop-in Centre, Offaly St, Mon–Thurs, 10am–2pm.  Ph 0579328268

HOLY HOUR FOR PREVENTION OF SUICIDE:  Thurs 5, 6.30pm, Day Chapel.  Everyone welcome.

TULLAMORE GARDEN CLUB:  Talk, “Strictly Plants”, Wed 4, 8pm, Tullamore Court Hotel.  Ph Eileen 0579352312.

BEGINNING EXPERIENCE - for people who have suffered loss of a spouse by death or separation/divorce, 6-8 Mar, Esker Retreat Centre, Athenry.   Ph 0879384445/0861647970.

TULLAMORE ACTIVE RETIREMENT SPRING HOLIDAY: Celtic Ross Hotel Cork 20-25 Apr.  Ph Benny 087 2146172 or 057 9351295.

OFFALY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT SERVICE:  International Women’s Day Brunch Thurs 5, Central Hotel, 12.45-2pm, Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or phone 0579351796.

POWER4GOOD – supporting people in Zambia with disability – looking for volunteers for their shop; also items for shop.  Ph Molly 0872914302

CARERS ASSOC:  QQI (FETAC) Level 5 Care of the older person training, 26 Mar; one day workshop Challenging Behaviour.   Ph 0579370221.

JACK & THE BEANSTALK presented by Tullamore Youth Theatre, GAA Centre 13-15.  Booking at 0851886115 /0876419279.  Part-proceeds to Parish Funds.  Adults €10; Child/OAP €7.

LENTEN COURSE ON THE ROSARY Continues in the Day Chapel, Friday 6th after 7.30pm Mass.  This week is concentrating on the Luminous Mysteries.

DAY OF PRAYER World Day of Prayer, on Friday 6th March, in Presbyterian Church, High Street, at 8.00pm.  All welcome.

LITURGY GROUP Meeting  on Wednesday 11th at 6.30pm in the Parish Centre .

YOUTH EVENT Our 6th National Youth Conference takes place in St. Mary’s Youth Centre, Harbour St, on Saturday 21st March.  Organised by J.P.P.C., this is a faith/fun event open to young people from 6th class upwards.

TULLAMORE COMHALTAS TABLE QUIZ:  in Maunsells on Fri 27 @ 9pm.  All proceeds in aid of St Vincent De Paul.

IRISH CANCER SOCIETY’S CARE TO DRIVE:  seeks volunteer drivers to drive local patients to and from treatments in all Dublin Hospitals, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ph 01 2310566

GROW:  hosts a Community Education Programme for 4 Mondays starts 7.30pm 2 Mar @ Charleville Centre, Church Rd, course free.  Ph 086 8114135 or email www.grow.ie

7 DAY MEDJUGORJE PILGRIMAGE:  departs Wed 19 Aug, 2015. €659 all in per person sharing.  Ph  Michael  086 8157305.

RAINBOWS:  Information evening for parents only St Marys Youth Centre Tue 3  Mar, 4.15pm. Ph 087 1039292.

CARERS ASSOCIATION:  has a Challenging Behaviour 1 day workshop on Fri 6, QQI Level 5 Care of Older Person training on Thur 26, ph 057 9322920 or mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

OFFALY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT SERVICE:  International Womens Day Brunch Thurs 5 Mar , Central Hotel, 12.45-2pm, Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or phone 057 9351796.

TADS OPEN NIGHT: Tullamore Amateur Dramatic Society will hold an "Open Night" in Hugh Lynch's, Kilbride St. on Fri. 27th. Feb starting at 8.00pm. Anyone with an interestin drama is welcome to attend. Adm. Free

PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA:  30 July-6 August, €699 full board, ph Fr John Nally 087 4114450, Pat 086 3192399, P.J. 086 8796190.

TULLAMORE ACTIVE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION:  Members please note New Venue Parish Centre, new day, Thurs 3-5pm.

SUE RYDER CHARITY SHOP:  Would appreciate unwanted gifts, clothes, shoe, handbags & household items.  Also volunteers wanted ph 085 8568283.

IS DYSELXIA UPSETTING YOUR FAMILY:  To have your child read better ph Breda 086 3792360 or ateasewithdyslexia.com.

WORK OF IRISH EPISCOPAL CONFERENCE: Work for Irish Council for Prisoners oversees. www.icpo.ie for information.

A SHORT LENTEN COURSE ROSARY: SCHOOL OF MARY For the first five Friday evenings of Lent there will be a short course (about 30 mins) on the Rosary.  It takes place in the Day Chapel following the evening Mass. The first week will look at the Rosary Prayer.  Where did the Rosary come from?  How do you say it?  Why do we say it?  Has it any value?  The remaining weeks will look at the four ‘mysteries’,  (Joyful, Sorrowful, Luminous and Glorious) examining where they are found in the Bible and in the tradition of the Church.  Maybe you pray the Rosary every day, or maybe you have never prayed it, or at least not in a long time!  This short course will open up the Rosary in a new way.  As an old saying goes “know the Rosary; know the faith”.

GROW:  Tues, 11am, Community Mental Health Centre, Bury Quay. Ph 0868033126.  Thurs, National Learning Network, Tanyard. Ph 0868114135; www.grow.ie/infoline 1890 474 474.

MINDFULNESS & WELLBEING GROUP: Starts Wed 11, 11– 12.30pm for 8 wks. Ph 087 0668198 or 087 6596198.

CARERS ASSOCIATION:  providing QQI (FETAC) Level 5 Care Skills training on 12th Feb one day a week for 5 weeks.  Also a one day workshop in Challenging Behaviour Ph 057 9370221.

LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINARS: St. Brigid’s Parish Centre, Clara , Thurs 12, 7 weeks, Rosary @ 8pm.  Guest Speaker each night.  Contact Kay 085 7114205.

TULLAMORE CREDIT UNION COMMUNITY SUPPORT FUND:  Local groups invited to apply, application forms from Credit Union or www.tullamorecu.ie, closing date 28th Feb.

FOROIGE’S BIG BROTHER BIG SISTER:  Seeking adult volunteers, contact Louise 086 8596879 for information.

Learn to Dance SOCIAL DANCE: * Waltz * Quickstep * Foxtrot * Jive. Group Classes or Individual lessons. Tues Beginners 8 - 9pm, Improvers 9 - 10pm & Social Dance 10-11pm.  €10 per night. Venue; The Rugby Club, Tullamore. Contact Joe 086 4001456, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

MIDLANDS SIMON SHOP, MAIN ST, TULLAMORE:  who work with the homeless would appreciate unwanted gifts, clothes, shoes, handbags & household items.  Contact 057 9326991.

JIGSAW OFFALY:  provides free and confidential mental health supports for young people 12-25 years in Offaly.  Please contact 057 9352871 for further information.

REHAB CARE OPERATION TRANSFORMATION WALKING CHALLENGE:  Starts Mon 19 Jan until 11 Mar.  Meet car park entrance Town Park, 10.30am, Mon & 12pm.  For full details contact Rehab Care, 9352314, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

MEDITATION  Marian Hostel on Mondays at 7pm.:

PARISH CENTRE is available for catering after funerals.  Contact Tom on 9321587 or 086 0547266.

BALLYCOMMON TELEWORK & TRAINING CENTRE:  Now enrolling for new courses ph 057 9353177 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

MEDUJGORJE:  Pilgrimage 20-27 May.  Special offer €519 if paid in full before Dec 10th.  For details ph 087 7828283.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL:  good quality furniture wanted urgently.  Collection available. Ph Michael 057 9322072/087 7384828.

IRISH CANCER SOCIETY:  seeking volunteer drivers to drive local patients to and from hospital chemotherapy treatments in Dublin. Service is free to patient & drivers expenses are paid.  Ph 01 2310566/01 2316642 email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

PITCH & PUTT CLUB:  Progressive 25 cards resumes Tuesday's @ 9pm.

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

PERSONAL EMPLOYMENT PATHWAY:  free jobs skills programme for people with disabilities call Aoife 057 9320499/086 1708830 email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   or www.nin.ie/pep.

CHILD CONTACT CENTRE for children of separated families to meet with their parents – Presbyterian Church, free & by appointment only.  For more details ph Julie 0860773465.

ACE BRIDGE CLUB:  Mondays @ 7.30pm in Bridge House Hotel.
 
TULLAMORE CHILD CONTACT CENTRE:  are looking for divorced/separated families with children from birth to 18 years of age to take part in a 2 month pilot project. Contact Julie Hunston 086 0773465 or William Hayes 085 1476929.

SUE RYDER SHOP looking for donations, in good condition.  Help share the care€™.

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

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


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.

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

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