19 November 2018

Community Events

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

(Updated 18th. August 2018)

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PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION HOSPITAL CHAPEL:  Can you sit an hour with the Lord: Mon 5-6pm, Wed 5-6pm or any other hour? Ph: 0851162668

“HOLY FACE” PRAYERS & REPARATION: Every Wed, 7.30pm, Parish Centre. All Welcome.

TULLAMORE HARRIERS – ROAD CLOSURES will be in place Sat 25 to facilitate the Half Marathon: Charleville Rd from  Kilcruttin Junction-Charleville Roundabout, 10.30am-2.00pm. Killurin Cross-Ballard Roundabout 11.00am-2.00pm. Apologies for any inconvenience.  Enquiries Adrian Curley 0861636059.

NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE BLIND-NCBI: Can you help out at your local Tesco for the NCBI National Tesco Bag Pack Sat 25, please get in touch: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it / 018821970

THE IRISH HEART FOUNDATION’S MOBILE HEALTH UNIT free blood pressure checks Fri 24, O’Connor Square, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. 

FREE COMPUTER TRAINING FOR FARMERS: Irish Rural Link offering Free Computer Training for Farmers, run over 4 weeks Wed 26 Sept 2.30-5pm, Tullamore Library. To book ph: Irish Rural Link 0906482744.

HERITAGE WEEK 2018: Wide range of events from 18-26 Aug. Full List on: https://www.heritageweek.ie/news/heritage-week-2018-sharing-stories or any library.

TULLAMORE LIBRARY celebrates 200th Anniversary of Emily Brontee with lecture ‘The Brontee Sisters –No Coward Soul’ Thurs 30, 6.30pm. Booking Essential – 0579346832. 

LOETB SKILLS FOR WORK PROGRAMMES: Contact Regina 0578670007/0871777879, Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or www.skillsforwork.ie

ROSARY FOR LIFE offered every Monday evening 6.30pm. Church of the Assumption. Please join us for this intention. 

MIDLAND LIVING LINKS: Coffee/tea morning Tues 7 after 10am Mass. All welcome.

TULLAMORE CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP: Holy Mass for Healing the Family Tree, Wed 8, 7.30pm Church of the Assumption. All welcome 

CHANCERY PARK RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION FUNDRAISER: Race night Sat 11, 8.30pm, Maunsells Bar. All welcome. Please Support.

MEDJUGORJE GROUP PILGRIMAGE: 7 nights led by spiritual director, 6-13 Oct. Cost: €700. More info ph: Paul 087 837 5407.

DÓCHAS OFFALY CANCER BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP: Free 12 week programme starting Thurs Sept 6, 7-9pm.   Facilitated by an accredited counsellor. Further info: Marie/Lynn 057 9328268 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

MEATH DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE to Knock, Sun 12. Bus from Parochial House 9.30am. Further info from P.J: 087 6386270.

BALLYCOMMON TTC offers a free friendly Call Service for senior members of the community & a wide range of course available. For more info ph: 057 9353177 / 53441. 

B.O.L.D Lotto Results 30/07/2018: 05, 13, 17, 22 Bonus: 03.

KILBRIDE CEMETERY ANNUAL MASS & BLESSING OF THE GRAVES takes place in Kilbride Church & Cemetery Sun 2 Sept, 10am. Gate collection will take place to help with the cutting of grass & upkeep of the graveyard. 

TULLAMORE PHOENIX INDOOR MARKET supporting local charities every Sat, 10am - 3pm. Kilcruttin. Any queries Ph: Mary 087 905 0910.

SEXUAL ABUSE & RAPE CRISIS CENTRE: Confidential Counselling Service, Helpline 1 800 323232.

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

SOSAD: Free Confidential Counselling Service. Ph: 057 9346704. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

AWARE: Free Support & Self Care Group every Mon, (except Bank Holidays), 7.30 Riada House, Arden Rd.

GROW COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH MOVEMENT:  every Wed 11a.m, Tullamore Library. If you are feeling lonely/isolated contact Michelle 086 418 3805 / Visit: www.grow.ie. 

DÓCHAS OFFALY CANCER SUPPORT CENTRE: Providing supportive care, factual information, holistic therapies, counselling and mindfulness, Mon-Thurs, 10am-2pm. or ph 057 9328268 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS FOR PAPAL VISIT The parish hopes to organise buses to Knock, Croke Park & Phoenix Park. These buses will only be organised if there is enough demand for them. Pls leave your name & phone no into the Sacristy or Parish Centre as soon as possible. Over 10,000 pilgrims will be soon arriving in Ireland for the World Meeting of Families & many families will be hosted in parishes around our diocese. Tickets for the WMOF2018 Closing Mass in the Phoenix Park on Sun 26th Aug will be issued by email on 10 Aug as a 'print at home' ticket.

SPECIAL MASS COMMEMERATING WMOF2018 AND VISIT OF POPE FRANCIS On Tuesday, Aug 21 at 7.00pm there will be a special Mass celebrated in the Cathedral in Mullingar in preparation for the visit of Pope Francis to Ireland. Parishioners from the surrounding parishes are invited to participate in this special event. There will be a bus operating from the parish & anyone wishing to book a seat in this should contact the parish centre or leave their names into the sacristy. 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY 

Clonminch Cemetery Sunday is on 19th August at 1.00pm. 

Durrow Cemetery Sunday is on 9th September.

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS Eucharistic Ministers needed for Cemetery Sunday. Please leave your name in the Sacristy.

FIRST SATURDAY IN HONOUR OF OUR BLESSED LADY: St. Ronan’s Parish Church Taughmaconnell, Sat 4, 2pm.Enquiries:  Kathleen/Paul 087 782 8283 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

NATIONAL LEARNING NETWORK employer based training programme course to develop new skills. More info: Ph: 086 174 1402, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or www.nln.ie

BALLYCOMMON TTC offers a free friendly Call Service for senior members of the community. For more info ph: 057 9353177 / 53441. 

AGE ACTION: free one-to-one computer classes for older people starting Sept. To book Ph: 01 475 6989 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

NATIONAL LEARNING NETWORK courses to give you skills for new opportunities/employment. More info: Ph: 9318300, email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; www.Facebook.com/NLNTullamore

THE IRISH CANCER SOCIETY seeking drivers to transport patients attending appointments in Tullamore/Dublin, with weekday availability. Expenses paid. Ph Laura: 01 231 0594 / Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to apply.

SUE RYDER CHARITY SHOP: Donations needed: Ladies/Children clothing, Handbags, B.A.B, etc. Support greatly appreciated.

TULLAMORE SCOUTS recruiting new members, ages 12-15yrs for September, if interested contact Marie 085 127 5898.

KNOCKADOON MUSIC & LITURGY COURSE: week long residential summer camp for choirs, teens & young people. Play/learn new music while deepening their faith through our youth-led liturgies. More info: www.knockadoonml.com 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR BARNARDOS NATIONAL COLLECTION DAY Fri 14 Sept, contact Robyn Macken: 01 708 0418 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

DIOCESE OF MEATH PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES – Led by Bishop Smith: 12-17 Sept. Cost €749 for hotel pilgrims. Contact Pilgrimages Abroad Ltd, 164 Lower Baggot St, Dublin 2. Tel 01-635 9300.  Hospital pilgrims contact A. Boland 087 791 4828.

PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA: Led by Fr. Frank Guinan & Fr. Michael O’Meara, P.P Kinnitty. Sept 24-28. Cost €559. For more details ph: Fr. Guinan 057 9321892 / Fr. O’Meara 057 9137021.

TULLAMORE BOOK CLUB: Meet first Tues of every Month, 3pm. Novel Bunch: Meet first Thurs of every month, 6pm. Books supplied by Tullamore Library Ph: 9346832. 

HOLY FACE PRAYER GROUP meet Wed, 7.30pm, Parish Centre.  Everyone welcome.

ACCORD TULLAMORE: Recruiting for Certificate in Counseling training programme. Further info available: www.accord.ie; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 057 9341831.

PARISH CAR PARK: open 7 days per week. €2 per day.

DÓCHAS: if you’ve been affected by the CervicalCheck controversy & need to speak to someone, call/drop into Dóchas where we can offer information & support; 9328268.

MEDITATION:  Mondays, 7-8pm, Parish Centre.  All welcome.

RADIO MARIA IRELAND is an Irish-run Catholic talk radio station. Listen via free app ‘RADIO MARIA IRELAND’; streaming on www.radiomaria.ie or via phone 01 4373277.

OUR LADY OF CLONFERT MASSES & DEVOTIONS: Mass each evening 8pm, except Sun. Further info: 0909 675113; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

TULLAMORE TIDY TOWNS Weekly Clean Ups Wednesdays at Kilbride Park 7.15pm. All welcome.

OXFAM currently recruiting volunteer team members. Full training provided. To apply contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , call into shop or 057 9322801.

MEALS ON WHEELS urgently require drivers to deliver meals in the town area. If interested ph Tadhg 9341377, Pat 9352602, Maureen 9341159, Beth 9321697, Harriet 087 690 6770 or any committee member.

AWARE: Support & Self Care Group every Mon, (except Bank Holidays), 7.30 Riada House, Arden Rd, free, no referral needed.

PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA: Led by Fr. Tony Gavin. 10-17 Sept.  Ph Anna 0906 482228. Deposit of €100 is required by Fri May 4.   

ACCORD TULLAMORE looking for a Facilitator with their Marriage Care Service. Professional training provided. Contact, 057 9341831 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , more info on www.accord.ie 

TULLAMORE LIBRARY Creative Writing Camp for children 8-10yrs, 27–29, 10.30-1.30pm. Facilitated by Pauline McNamee.  There is a fee charged.  Booking essential - 057 9346832.

VOLUNTEERS FOR LOURDES:  If you would like to travel to volunteer in the Service of Hospitalite Notre Dame de Lourdes 8th-15th Sept, Pls contact Liz Byrne: email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Ph 087 192 6346. 

PARENTS FIRST: Grandparents/parents needed to volunteer 1 - 2 hrs a week.  Ph Dolores/Rhona on 057 9322996 / 086 195 9221.

SCOIL MHUIRE, KILCRUTTIN: Enrolling now for Sept 2018, forms available in the school. Phone: 057 9321222.

LOETB COURSES: Healthcare Assistant course starting soon. Contact: 085 807 5862 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Join Offaly Libraries Are you interested in taking up a new class, joining a book club or simply just looking for a quiet space to relax & read a book or an ebook?  Well come along & join Offaly Libraries. We have lots of things to get involved in. Classes vary from crochet to computers to chess. We have something to suit everyone. Call in to any of our 8 libraries where our staff will be more than happy to inform you of events & activities to get involved in or visit our website on www.offaly.ie/libraries for ongoing news & events. Membership is FREE & we have FREE INTERNET usage to everyone. Printing & scanning is also available  

THE IRISH CANCER SOCIETY: Free transport service for patients attending chemotherapy treatment. Contact your healthcare professional, website: irishcancer.ie or ph: 01 2310522. 

BALLINAMERE NATIONAL SCHOOL: are currently enrolling for September 2018. Contact 057 9341687 for further details.   

GROW: Wed 11am, Tullamore Library. Ph: 086 418 3805. 

ENROLMENT FOR SCOIL AODHA NAOFA, RAHUGH: for children wishing to start school in Sept 2018. Enrolment forms for new pupils are now available - contact the school office on 044 9223584 for further details.

GROW COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH MOVEMENT:  every Wed 11.00a.m, Tullamore Library. If you are feeling lonely/ isolated - contact Michelle 086 418 3805 / Visit: www.grow.ie.   

DURROW CEILI CLUB: Ceili & set dancing classes every Tues night, Durrow hall 8.30. New members welcome.

SEXUAL ABUSE & RAPE CRISIS CENTRE: Confidential Counseling Service, Helpline 1 800 323232.

A.A: Offaly House, Offaly St. Mon, Wed, Thurs, Sat 8.15pm; Tues, Wed, Fri 1.00pm; Sun 12noon.

ROSARY: every Sat after 6-30pm mass for evangelisation of our country. 

PARISH GROUPS USING CHURCH Anyone wishing to use the church needs to book in with the Parish secretary.

PARTICIPATORY ASSET MAPPING PROJECT IN TULLAMORE to identify what social activities are in Tullamore. Looking for volunteers to map the areas local to their homes. Further details phone: 057 9352467 / 087 747 0562 or Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

THE LEGION OF MARY: Hold their meetings every Tuesday, 7pm in the Alfie Lambe house, Arden Rd. New members most welcome. For more details contact Mary: 086 314 3302.

FEDERATON FOR VICTIM ASSISTANCE:  Free and Confidential Service to all Victims of Crime.  Freephone 1800 277 477 - email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it - www.victimassistanceireland.com.

READING, WRITING & MATHS SESSIONS: Free & confidential. Contact Alison or Marina at 057 9349424 / Laois & Offaly Education & Training Board.

COLLECTORS WANTED Collectors are urgently wanted, to form a rota to help with collections, at the 6.30pm Vigil and Sunday 10.00am and 1.00pm Masses. Please leave your name in the Sacristy.

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

GUILD ST PHILIP, PORTLAOISE SEEK VOLUNTEERS to visit those in prison. Text 086 046 2405, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

FAMILY CARERS IRELAND: providing support and home respite services. For more info contact Sheilah Kinsella at 086 020 8507 or 057 9322920: email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

RAINBOWS: Programme for children aged 6 to 12 years affected by bereavement or separation Phone: 087 103 9292