06 May 2016


Community Events

Charities and not for profit groups 
can advertise events free of charge on this page

Updated 29th April 2016

PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION HOSPITAL CHAPEL:  Can you spend an hour with the Lord:  Tues 3-4am, 1-2pm; Sat 4-5pm; Sun any hour 12noon-6pm.  Ph 0851162668.

“LIFE IN THE SPIRIT” SEMINARS continue Wed 4, Day Chapel, 7.30pm.  Guest speaker Eddie Stones.  Musicians welcome.

HOLY HOUR FOR PREVENTION OF SUICIDE Thurs 5, Day Chapel, 6.30pm.  All are welcome.

1ST FRI/SAT DEVOTIONS TO UNITED HEARTS OF JESUS & MARY Fri 6, Parish Centre.Rosary 6.15pm; Mass 7pm.  All welcome.

SECULAR FRANCISCANS:  Meeting Tues 3, 7pm, Mercy Convent.  New members welcome.

TULLAMORE GARDEN CLUB:  Visit O’Meara’s Garden Centre, Mullingar, Wed 4.  Bus from O’Connor Sq, 3pm.  All welcome. 
 Contact Eileen 057 9352312.

 “THE CHILDREN OF LIR”, a Cantata & favourite Irish trad songs, presented by Blessington Millennium Choir, Sun 1, Church of the Assumption, 8pm.  All proceeds in aid of Offaly Dochas.

TOYMAKING WORKSHOP Sat 7, 3-5pm, Presbyterian Church, High St.  Everyone is welcome.  To book ph Ann 0851115116.

20 STEPS TO BETTER MENTAL HEALTH WORKSHOP: Library,Sat 14,10am-4pm, in aid of‘Make a Wish’ for a local girl and Pieta This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; Ph 087292336.

10-WEEK BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT PROGRAMME for those bereaved through cancer, commencing with an information evening Wed 11, DochasCentre, Offaly St.  Ph 057 9328268 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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

READY:  Dinner & Dance, Maunsells, Sun 8, 7.30pm.  To book ph 9341235.  All welcome.

TULLAMORE UNION OF PARISHES:  Summer Fair, Sun 8, 12.30-4pm, Charleville Centre.  All welcome.

TULLAMORE ACTIVE RETIREMENT ASSOC (TARA)meet Thurs, 3pm, Parish Centre.  New members welcome.

CROGHAN HILL CHALLENGE Sat 21 in aid of ‘ICAN’ Irish Childrens Arthritis Network. Ph 0866055559 or register on line at  www.idonate.ie/icanhelp and select Croghan Hill Challenge.

CHRISTIAN AID SLIEVE BLOOM HIKE Sat 14.  Registration 11am, Clonaslee Community Centre.  For info phGenny 0879834002.

SHS REUNION/1976 LEAVING CERT CLASS:Fri 20, Townhouse, 8pm. For info ph Mary 0861677330,JuJu086 3033912.

C.N.G. PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK Sat 7 May.  Ph 0877914828. 

PHOTO EXHIBITION by Geashill native Jordan Bolton now on in the Parish Centre, please feel free to pop in and see same.

PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA 11-18 Sept, 2017 (100th Anniversary)
Deposit €100 must be paid before the 6TH MAY THIS YEAR, to secure a place for the special year 2017.   Ph Anna  090 6482228.

LIAM LAWTON CONCERT Thurs 5 May, St Mary’s School, Edenderry, 8pm.  Tickets available from Parish Centre.

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, 0579326604.

J.UNIT will take a break on Sunday 1st May and returns on Sunday 8th May, 7.00-8.15pm in the Parish Centre. 

CALF REARING SCHEME We wish to thank everyone who has reared or is still rearing a calf and welcome anyone who wishes to do so.  This is helping in no small way to reduce the debt on the Parish Centre.

PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE 14-21 Sept.  Ph Pat Kidney 086 319 2399 or Luke McNamee 087 911 3118.

MEATH DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 12-17 Sept.  Fare €719. Ph 01-6359300.  Young people interested in helping contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Hospital Pilgrim Section ph Ann Boland 0877914828.

AL-ATEEN & AL-ANON:  Meeting, Thurs, 8pm, Health Centre.

COMMUNITY WEEKLY 5K WALK: Wednesday, 8pm from Scally’s Centra.  Refreshments after - tea, water & fruit.

C.N.G. PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK: Sat 7 May.  To book ph Ann 0877914828.

GROW - Community Mental Health Movement - Thurs, 2.30pm, National Learning Network, Tanyard.  Ph 086 8114135.  Also Tues, 11.30am, Scott Building, Fhionnuisce Centre, Old Hospital.  Ph 086 8033126.

PILGRIMAGE TO HOLY LAND – led by Archbishop Eamon Martin – 9th Sept, 8 nights; €1495 pps.  Contact MAP Travel, 018783111 or www.maptravel.ie

GEASHILL TIDY TOWNS looking for historical items relating to Alderborough Nursery & St Brigid Anemone.  Ph 086 4664566.

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.

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 1 800 323232.

PHOENIX MARKET Sat, 10-3pm, Kilcruttin Business Centre.  All proceeds to local charities.  Ph 087 930 1749 / 087 762 5463.

CONOR McGEE’S ORDINATION In looking forward to my Ordination on the 19th June in the Church of the Assumption Tullamore, I would like to extend an invitation to all who are involved in music ministry in the parish to lend their voices and talents in making this a special occasion and celebration. For further information contact Ciarán Gilligan: 087 222 7243.  Many thanks: Conor Mc Gee (Deacon)

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  

needs donations – gifts, clothing, household items, books, dvd’s, etc.  Ph 085 856 8283.

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.

WORLD YOUTH DAY KRAKOW 2016 (Gathering of young Catholics with Pope Francis):  For young people (18-35) who wish to deepen, share and celebrate their faith. Please find information and booking forms on Diocesan website, www.dioceseofmeath.ie/youth.      

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

VOLUNTEERS URGENTLY WANTED to teach English, Mondays, 7-9pm, Parish Centre.  Ph Rose 087 6469 680.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL:  Extended shop opening hours, Mon 10-2, Tues/Wed 10-4, Thur/Fri/Sat 10-5. 

OFFALY COMHALTAS:  Traditional Irish music classes, Sat, 12-1, St Mary'€™s Youth & Community Centre. Ph 087 265 6586.

€œTULLAMORE TO CALAIS REFUGEE SUPPORT€:  Looking for donations of goods. Ph Lena 087 328 9123 / Maria 087 350 4486 for information on collection points etc.