21 September 2014

Community Events

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Updated 19th September 2014


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

MIDLAND CARDIAC SUPPORT GROUP LTD.:Meeting Tues 23, Parish Centre, Benburb St, 7.30pm.  Talk by Dr Sheils, Consultant Cardiologist.

TULLAMORE CHILD CONTACT CENTRE: – for children of separated families to spend time with their parents – Presbyterian Church, High St.  Free & by appointment only.  For more details ph Julie 0860773465.

PADRE PIO GROUP:  Mass Tues 23, 7.30pm, Church of the Assumption.  All welcome.

RIADA HOUSE COMFORT FUND:  Thanks to collectors & contributors who supported our recent flag days. 

COFFEE MORNING FOR CEOLIACS:  Sat 27, Court Hotel, 10.45am.  Ph 0872563439.

READY:  Dinner & Dance, Maunsells, Sun 28, 7.30pm.  All welcome.  To book ph 9341235.

GRAMOPHONE SOCIETY:  Fortnightly meetings resume, Thurs 25, 8pm, Court Hotel.

ILLUSTRATED LECTURE: “The Contradictions of Irish Capital Punishment 1923-2001”, Mon 22, 8pm, OHAS, Bury Quay.

TULLAMORE GARDEN CLUB:  Meeting Thurs 25, 8pm, Court Hotel.  Talk by Andrew Humphries, Wollerton Old Hall Gardens, England – one of three talks in Ireland.  Non-members welcome.  Contact Eileen 9352312.

IRISH GIRL GUIDES:  Ladybirds (5-7yrs) resume 10 Oct.  More details from Jean, 0858876522. 

DOCHAS:  Offaly Cancer Support Group Drop-in Centre, Offaly St, Mon-Thur 10am-2pm. Bereavement Support group Mon, 7pm.  Phone 9328268.

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

OFFALY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT SERVICE:  Church gate collection next weekend, Sat 16/Sun 17.  Please support.

DEAFHEAR.IE:  Fetac level 3 Sign Language Classes, Tues 30, 7-9pm Church St.  Ph 0579351606 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

ACE BRIDGE CLUB:  Mondays @ 7.30pm in Bridge House Hotel.

DURROW GAA:  Road Run & Forest Walk Sun 21, Durrow GAA Pitch.  Reg from 9.30am Race at 11am Runner €10 Walker €5.

SHS FUNDRAISER: Table Quiz Thurs 25, Rugby Club, 9pm sharp.

PERSONAL EMPLOYMENT PATHWAY:   Free Jobs skills programme for people with disabilities. 0579320499/086170883; email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   or www.nin.ie/pep.

MEDITATION:  Marian Hostel on Mondays at 7pm.

GO TO COLLEGE:  Laois/Offaly ETB running Applied Science Course Mon to Thurs Sept to May contact 0579135048 or 0579349400.

TULLAMORE TIDY TOWNS:  thanks to everyone for your generous support at the church gate collection which totalled over €1,600.

TULLAMORE YOUTH THEATRE: enrol for Panto, Sun 21, 3pm-5pm St Philomena’s NS.   Contact Marie 087 2717209.

NIGHT CLASSES TULLAMORE COLLEGE:  commencing Mon 29th Phone Michelle 0579349441.

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 .

PARISH SCHOOL PARENTS Meeting in the Parish Centre on Monday 22nd at 8pm.

FORMER GOSPEL CHOIR MEMBERS There will be a meeting of members of former Gospel Choir in Parish Centre on Wednesday 24th at 7.30pm.

ANNUAL PARISH MISSION ‘THE JOY OF THE GOSPEL’ MONDAY SEPT 29TH TO FRIDAY OCT 3RD

CONFIRMATION PARENTS Meeting for ALL parents of confirmation candidates, on Thursday 25th in Church of Assumption at 8.00pm.  It is important that at least one parent/guardian attend.  The meeting is for parents/guardians only – children need not attend.

GARDA CHOIR CONCERT A concert featuring the Garda Choir and the Sacred Heart School Choir will take place in the Church of the Assumption on 24th October.  Tickets €10 will be available next week in the Parish Centre.

MEATH DIOCESAN PIONEERS:  Spirituality Day, Bloomfield House, Mullingar Sun 5th Oct 10.30am to 6pm.  Tickets €25 available in Parish Centre.  We hope many Pioneers who dont usually attend meetings will join us on the day and help inspire us.

MIDLANDS SIMON SHOP:  Main Street, Tullamore (beside Rose Finlay’s Pharmacy), donations desperately needed, unwanted gifts,clothes, shoes, handbags.  Ph 057 9326991.

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

MENS STRESS MANAGEMENT/MINDFULNESS COURSE:  in Parish Centre on Wed morns from 10.45 to 12.  Ph Carmel 087 6425786

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.

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

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.

2014  IRISH NATIONAL PILGRIMAGE TO ST THERESE OF LISIEUX:  25 Sept – lst Oct in Lisieux France.  Booking information Celine 01 8387281 or e-mail: 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.

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

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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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