22 August 2014

Community Events

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Updated 15th August 2014


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

THORNSBERRY ESTATE RESIDENTS MASS rescheduled for Sat 16, 4pm.  All are welcome.

CEMETERY SUNDAY IN CLONMINCH Cemetery Sunday in Clonminch is Sunday, 17th, at 1.00pm.  This is an important day in our Parish, as we remember our dead and their families.  There will be no 1.00pm Mass in the Church of the Assumption.

DOCHAS:  Offaly Cancer Support Group drop in Centre, Offaly St. Offices closed until 1st Sept. Phone support 057 9328268.

TARA:  No meetings for month of August.  Next meeting is on Wed 3 Sept at 3pm in Forresters Hall. Games & Exercise on 8th Sept in Darmagh Hall at 2.30pm.  4 night break, Glass House Hotel, Sligo Mon 22-Fri 26 Sept.  Ph Benny 057 9351295/087 2146172.

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

8TH NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK: Sun 14th Sept.  Blessing of the sick 2.30pm Mass 3pm. Ph 098 24877 email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

JIGSAW OFFALY:  provides free and confidential mental health supports for young people 12-25 years in Offaly. Please contact 057 93 53871 for further information.

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

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.

GROW GROUP:  meets every Thurs at 2.30pm National Learning Network, Tanyard, Tullamore, phone Assumpta 086 8114135.

MENS GROUP TARA CRESCENT:  Stained Glass Art hobby course in Teach Tara, Tara Crescent, Clonminch on Thurs 11th Sept 11.00am to 1.00pm.  10 places available.

PUTTAUGHAN COMMUNITY CENTRE:  FETAC level 3 Machine Sewing Class in mid Sept on Mon and Thurs.  Priority to those on a Social Welfare Payment.

2014  IRISH NATIONAL PILGRIMAGE TO ST THERESE OF LISIEUX:  25 Sept – lst Oct in Lisieux Fra1nce.  Booking information Celine 01 8387281 or e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

ADORATION SUPPORT GROUP:  meeting Wed 20th Aug at 7pm in Alfie Lambe House to plan for 20 ann of Eucharistic Adoration.

READY:  Dinner & Dance in Central Hotel, Main Street, on Sun 24th Aug at 7.30pm.  All Welcome.  To book 9341235.

BANAGHER TRADITIONAL SKILL FESTIVAL:  on 22nd to 24th Aug. Full list of events on website www.traditionalskills.ie or Aileen Duffy This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (087 9430489).

PADRE PIO GROUP:  Mass Tues 19th, 7.30pm, Church of the Assumption.  All welcome.

NIGHTFEVER: Meeting for all interested in Nightfever on Wed 20th at 8.00pm in the Parish Centre.  The Nightfever Event is on Sat 23rd August.

JUNIOR PPC SENIOR CITIZEN’S BINGO: Senior Citizen’s Bingo on Fri 22nd, in the Parish Centre, after 10.00am Mass.

OPEN HEARING SCREENING DAY (organised by Deafhear.ie) Wed 20, 10am-4pm, Resource Centre, Church St.  Ph 9351606; email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


PIONEERS IN TULLAMORE – DATE FOR YOUR DIARY:  Gathering/Spirituality Day, Sun 5 Oct, Mullingar.  Details later.

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

DOCHAS;  Offaly Cancer Support Group Drop-in Centre, Offaly St, closed 8 Aug-1 Sept.

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

TULLAMORE ACTIVE RETIREMENT ASS:  No meetings for month of August.  Next meeting is on Wed 3 Sept at 3pm in Forresters Hall. Games & Exercise on 8th Sept in Darmagh Hall at 2.30pm

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

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

8TH NATIONAL GRANPARENTS PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK: Sun 14th Sept.  Blessing of the sick 2.30pm Mass 3pm. Ph 098 24877 email
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

JIGSAW OFFALY:  provides free and confidential mental health supports for young people 12-25 years in Offaly. Please contact 057 93 53871 for further information.

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

PERSONAL EMPLOYMENT PATHWAY PROGRAMME:  is a free support service for disabled people. Our key worker is in Tullamore Library every Wed at 10.30 to 1pm from 30 July to 3 Sept. Ph Aoife on 086 1708830 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to www.nin.ie/pep.

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

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

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

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 DAY IN DURROW: will be on Sun. 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.

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.

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

BULLETIN IN YOUR EMAIL: 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 .  The service is already delivering to people who subscribed.

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.

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