25 September 2016

Community Events

Charities and not for profit groups 
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Updated 25th. Sept. 2016


PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION HOSPITAL CHAPEL:  Can you spend an hour with the Lord:  Tues 1-2pm, 3-4pm; Wed 2-3pm; Fri 1-2pm; Sat 6-7pm; or any hour that suits you?  Ph 085 116 2668.

TULLAMORE ACTIVE RETIREMENT ASSOC (TARA):  Meet Thurs, 3-4.30pm, Parish Centre.  Holiday to Cavan Crystal Hotel, 10-14 Oct.  Ph Benny 0872146172/0579351295.

READY:  Dinner & Dance, Townhouse, High St, Sun 25, 7.30pm.  All welcome.  To book, ph 9341235.

FÁILTE ISTEACH - English Language classes resume Mon,  7-9pm, Parish Centre.  For more information ph Ambrose, 086 0537660.

PHOENIX MARKET Sat, 10-3pm, Kilcruttin Business Centre.  All proceeds to local charities.  Ph 0879301749/0877625463.

DOCHAS OFFALY CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: Drop In Centre, Offaly St, Mon to Thurs, 10am-2pm.  Phone 9328268.

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

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

TULLAMORE MEDITATION GROUP Parish Centre, Mondays, 7pm.

CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP:  Wed, 7.45pm, Presbyterian Church, High St.  All welcome

DURROW CEMETERY COMMITTEE thanks everyone for their generosity on Cemetery Sunday. The amount  raised was €4,106.43.

RAINBOWS An information night for Rainbows Peer Support Programme for children aged 6 – 12 years affected by bereavement or separation is on Wed. 5th. Oct. at 7.00 p.m. in St. Mary’s Youth Centre. Contact 087 1039292

PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK There will be a pilgrimage to Knock on Rosary Sunday, 2nd. October. Bus leaving Tullamore at 9.30 a.m. and returning from Knock at 5.45 p.m. Fare: €12.00 Return.
Contact P.J. 087 6386270

CEILI in Durrow Hall on Tue. 27th.  at 9.00 p.m. All are welcome.

YOUTH & COMMUNITY CENTRE St. Mary’s Youth and Community Centre require young people (from 5th. Class primary upwards) for their production “The Wizard Of Oz”. Call 057 9322963 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.

MIDLAND CARDIAC SUPPORT GROUP Next meeting on Tue. 27th. Sept. at 7.30 p.m.in the Parish Centre, Tullamore.

LITURGY MEETING Liturgy Meeting will be in the Parish Centre on Wed. 28th. Sept. at 6.30 p.m.

CONFIRMATION A big welcome to our Confirmation candidates and their parents/guardians as they enrol for Confirmation – which will take place on 13th. May 2017. Please keep them in your prayers.

BLESSING OF ANIMALS AND PETS In honour of the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, one of the patron saints of animals, there will be a blessing of pets and animals at the Harbour St door of the Church, on Saturday, October 1st at 1.30pm.  

Experience gentle dance/movement for mediation & wellbeing, Thurs 22, 7.15-9pm, Parish Centre.  Donation €5 towards parish funds.

HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE:  Free Dementia Workshop - Maldron Hotel, Portlaoise, Tues 27, 7–9pm.  To book ph Brenda on 045-484623 or homeinstead.ie.  All welcome.

Flower Arranging - To book a place contact Michelle on 057 9349441/email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

HOBBY NIGHT CLASSES:  Tullamore College - Introduction to Counselling Skills, Dressmaking, Art, Cake Baking & Decorating

GROW:  Thurs, 2.30pm in the National Learning Network, The Tanyard.  Ph Assumpta 086 8114135; Tues 11am, Community Mental Health Centre.  Ph John 086 8033126

THE THIRD STRAND:  Practice is Wednesday 6.30–8.00pm in the Church. Anyone wishing to join the band please contact Annette 086 0583809.

FAMILY CARERS IRELAND: Providing QQI (FETAC) Level 5 Communications Module & Palliative Care Module.  Also one day work shop on Understanding Dementia.  Ph 057 93 70221.  

“SHALOM TIDINGS”, a Catholic magazine featuring informative, reflective & inspirational articles, available from Parish Centre.  Donation of €2 will go towards Parish Funds.

FORÓIGE:  Volunteers wanted (18+) for ‘Big Brother Big Sister’ programme – supporting 10-18yr olds.  More info available at http://www.foroige.ie/our-work/big-brother-big-sister 

VOLUNTEER IN AFRICA:  Humanitarian Volunteers are looking for volunteers to travel to Kenya on 26 Nov 2016 for 2 weeks.  No large fundraising.  Volunteers will pay their own costs.  Contact Denis Humanitarian Volunteers  086 8520271.

ARDEN ACTIVE AGE GROUP Arden View Resource Centre, Mon 3pm.  All welcome.

Sue Ryder Shop.
 Donations needed; summer clothing for men, women and children. Gifts and household items. Children’s toys, DVDs welcome.

AL-ATEEN /AL-ANON meet Health Centre, Thurs 8pm.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL SHOP:  Good quality furniture needed. Please contact Tommy on 057 93 22072.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED The Bereavement Support Group requires volunteers for their one-to-one listening service.  Volunteers will have to complete an application form and as part of our safeguarding policy, will also have to undergo the Garda Vetting process.  Training will be provided.  For application forms and further information, contact Margaret Kelly, Parish Support Services, 057 9326604

THE HUB:  Free mortgage arrears advice service.  Facebook or ph 01 5349118 / 086 898 5747.

AWARE:  Weekly meetings, Mondays (except bank holiday), Riada House, 7.30pm; for adults with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety and other mood related conditions.

CEILÍ & SET DANCING CLASSES Tues, Durrow Hall, 8.30pm.   Ph Martin: 086 844 7495.  All welcome, including beginners.

OFFALY CIVIL DEFENCE – (Volunteer based service supporting Primary Response Agencies) looking for new recruits.  Contact 057 9327429, 5am-5pm, Mon-Fri; or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   

LIVING LINKS CHARITY SHOP:  Laurelle Plaza, Market Sq: Mon, 10am-5pm; Tues-Fri 10am-5.30pm; Sat 11.30am-4.30pm.  Donations always appreciated.  Support to suicide bereaved.