27 July 2016


Community Events

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

Updated 22nd. July 2016

PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION HOSPITAL CHAPEL:  Can you spend an hour with the Lord? Sun 12-1pm, 5-6pm, 6-7pm. Thurs 7-8pm. Fri 6-7pm or any other hour. Ph 085 116 2668.

FAMILY CARERS IRELAND:  QQI Level 5 Activities of Living Patient Care module, Portlaoise, 12 Sept; one day training programme on Understanding Dementia, Sept, Tullamore & Portlaoise.  Ph 0579370221.

1ST FRI IN HONOUR OF OUR BLESSED LADY:  Ark Of Divine Mercy, 23 Mitchell Tce, Athlone,  Sat Aug 6, 2pm, Mass & short procession.

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

Tubber Parish Pilgrimage to Fatima. 11-18 Sept. Contact Ann 090-6482228

Meath Pilgrimage to Lourdes. 12-17th Sept. Hospital Pilgrims contact Ann 087 791 4828.

CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP Meets in the Presbyterian church. Wednesday 7.45.

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

GROW:  Thurs, 2.30pm in the National Learning Network, The Tanyard.  Ph Assumpta 086 811 4135; Tues 11am, Community Mental Health Centre.  Ph John 086 803 3126

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.

RAINBOWS – peer support programme helping children grieving death or separation:  Ph 087 103 9292.

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

TULLAMORE ACTIVE RETIREMENT ASSOC (Tara) meet Thurs, 3pm, Parish Centre.  All are welcome.

Cemetery Sunday in Clonminch will be on Sunday 21st Aug at 1.00pm.
Cemetery Sunday in Durrow will be on Sunday 11th Sept.  Blessing of graves will follow 11.30am Mass.

World Youth Day 2016 The World Youth Day for young Catholics takes place in Krakow from July 25th to August 1st. It is a wonderful occasion of faith celebrated with the Pope. Pray for the representatives of the Diocese of Meath who will make the pilgrimage. The theme this year, tying in with the Holy Year is   “Blessed are the merciful: they shall have mercy shown them”(Matthew 5:7)

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

Padre Pio Mass. Next Mass will be on August 9th, 7.30pm.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to help run our Aware support group for people living with depression.  Interested people can apply via our website aware.ie or call the office at 01 6617211.

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

FORÓIGE SEEK VOLUNTEERS, 18 & over, to sign up to our ‘BigBrother BigSister’ programme - providing positive support to a teenager.  Go to http://www.foroige.ie/our-work/big-brother-big-sister, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ph 086 047 1420 for more details. 

TULLAMORE MEDITATION GROUP  Parish Centre, Mondays, 7pm.

HOST FAMILIES wanted for Spanish students.  Ph Marie 087 415 4383.

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

PILGRIMAGE TO HOLY LAND – led by Archbishop Eamon Martin – 9th Sept, 8 nights; €1495 pps.  Contact MAP Travel, 01 8783111 or www.maptravel.ie

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.

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.      

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

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.