28 August 2016


 Community Events

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Updated 28th August 2016

PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION HOSPITAL CHAPEL:  Can you spend an hour with the Lord:  Sun 4-5am, 2-3pm; Tues 6-7am; Thurs 6-7am; Fri 12-1pm; Sat 6-7pm.  Ph 085 116 2668.

1ST FRI/SAT DEVOTIONS TO THE UNITED HEARTS OF JESUS & MARY Fri 2, Parish Centre.  Rosary 6pm, Mass 7pm.  All are most welcome.

THORNSBERRY ESTATE RESIDENTS ANNUAL MASS Mon 29, 7pm.  All are welcome.  (Outdoors in the Estate)

OSPCA ANNUAL 3K WALK: Sun 28, 4pm, Charleville Est.  Entry  €5 (children free); incl refreshments, face painting & blessing of the animals.  Please support your local animal charity.

TULLAMORE HOCKEY CLUB:  Registration, 3rd class-6th yrs, Sun 4, Harriers Sports Centre, 11am-1pm. New members welcome. More info on www.tullamorehockeyclub.ie

SEPTEMBER SOUNDS CONCERT:  Variety concert featuring organ music, readings and your favourite hymns, Fri 2, 8pm, St Catherine's Church, Hophill.  Refreshments afterwards, Charleville Centre.  Free admission but donations welcome.


HOLY HOUR FOR PREVENTION OF SUICIDE Thurs 1, Day Chapel, 6pm.  All are welcome.

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

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

PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE:  14-21 Sept.  Ph Pat Kidney 0863192399 or Luke McNamee 0879113118.

DÓCHAS BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT PROGRAMME:  Info  evening,  Dóchas Offaly St, Wed 7 Sept, 7.30pm.  Programme commences Wed 14 for 10 weeks.  For further information please contact 0579328268 e-mail: office @dochasoffaly.ie

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

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

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

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

MIDLAND CARDIAC SUPPORT GROUP LTD:  Meeting Tues 23, 7.30pm sharp, Parish Centre.

OFFALY HERITAGE WEEK:  Sat 27, 2pm Durrow Abbey to visit High Cross & Monastic Site.

SCOIL EÓIN PHÓIL II:  All students back to school Tues 30.

FAMILY CARERS IRELAND:  QQI Level 5 Palliative Care Support & Communications module, Wed 31 & Thurs 1, five weeks per module. Also one day workshop, understanding dementia, 9 Sept.  Ph 0579370221.

BARNARDOS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS for collection day, Fri 16 Sept.  Ph 1850217217/email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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.

FOUND:  Sum of money, Bridge Centre.  Contact Parish Centre.

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

TULLAMORE ACTIVE RETIREMENT ASSOC (Tara) not meeting for August.  Resuming 8th Sept.  Exercise classes continue in Darma Hall, Mon, 2.30pm.

TULLAMORE MEDITATION GROUP finished for Summer.  Will resume in Sept.

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.

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

Cemetery Sunday in Durrow is on Sunday 11th Sept.  Blessing of graves will follow 11.30am Mass.

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 057 9370221.

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.

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. 

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.

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.