02 September 2014

Community Events

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Updated 29th August 2014


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

DOCHAS:  Offaly Cancer Support Group drop in Centre, Offaly St. Phone 057 9328268.  Bereavement Group for those bereaved through cancer Mon 6th Sept 7pm Dochas Centre.

WELLBEING/MINDFULNESS CLASSES: will resume on 2nd Sept.  Mens classes resume 3rd Sept.  Venue Parish Centre. Phone Carmel 087 6425786

PARENTS ASSOC OF DURROW SCHOOL:  coffee morning & cake sale in hall beside Durrow Church on 14th Sept after the blessing of the graves.  All contributions would be very welcome.

TULLAMORE GARDEN CLUB:  next meeting 3rd Sept Tullamore Court Hotel @ 8pm.  Non Members welcome.

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

OFFALY HOSPICE:  coffee morning on Thurs Sept 18th, we are looking for volunteers to host all over the county.  Ph 057 9328634 or call to Office 12 Henry Street or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

SR. HELEN RYDER’S (LSU) SCHOOL MEALS PROJECT IN HAITI:  coffee morning & Cake Sale at Cafe4U, Bridge Centre, on Sat 6th Sept from 10am to 12 noon.

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.

SOSAD TULLAMORE:  walk on 12th Sept at 6pm from Burlington Business Park €12 registration or free when reg for sponsorship card.  For more info 057 9346704.

1ST FRI & SAT DEVOTIONS TO THE UNITED HEARTS OF JESUS & MARY:  Fri 5 Sept @ 9pm in Parish Centre.  After 7.30pm mass in Durrow.  All Welcome.

RIADA HOUSE COMFORT FUND:  Annual flag days take place on Fri 5th and Sat 6th Sept.  Please support.

SECULAR FRANCISAN MEETING:  on Tue 2nd Sept at 7pm in Mercy Convent.

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

SMA MASS:  Tue 9th Sept.  Day Chapel at 7.30pm.  All Welcome.

20TH ANNIVERSARY ADORATION MASS: will be held in Durrow Church on 5th Sept at 7.30pm.  A special warm welcome to all adorers and wider friends.

GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATION On Thurs 4th Sept Sr. Jenny celebrates the Golden Jubilee of her Religious Profession.  Mass will be celebrated in the Parish Church at 7.30pm followed by a cup of tea in the Parish Centre.  All welcome.   No gifts, your presence will be your gift.

J UNIT Calling young people from 6th class to 6th year.  J. Unit recommences on Sun 7th Sept from 7pm to 8pm in the Day Chapel.  All welcome.

TARA:  Next meeting Wed 3 Sept at 3pm in Forresters Hall. Games & Exercise on 8th Sept in Darmagh Hall at 2.30pm.  4 night break, Glass House Hotel, Sligo Mon 22-Fri 26 Sept.  Ph Benny 057 9351295/087 2146172.

SACRED DANCE & MEDITATIVE MOVEMENT:  gentle dance & movement for well being on Thurs 28 Aug 7.30pm-9pm Parish Centre.  Ph Carmel 087 6425786.  Donation of €5 to Parish Centre.

8TH NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK: Sun 14th Sept.  Blessing of the sick 2.30pm Mass 3pm. Ph 098 24877 email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

MENS GROUP TARA CRESCENT:  Stained Glass Art hobby course in Teach Tara, Tara Crescent, Clonminch on Thurs 11th Sept 11.00am to 1.00pm.  10 places available.

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

TEACH MHUIRE PRAYING COMMUNITY:  mass for healing Tue 2nd Sept at 8pm St. Paul’s Church Emo, Portlaoise. Ph 086 8157305

CARERS ASSOCIATION:  Legislative Patient Moving & Handling also 1 day training programmes i.e. Diabetes, Challenging Behaviour, Infection, prevention & control training contact training unit on 057 9322920 for more info. A support group meeting will be held on Fri 29th Aug between 11am and 12.30pm.

FOR THE DIARY Fri 26th October Garda Choir performing in Tullamore Church.  Further details will follow.

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 Fra1nce.  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’.

PERSONAL EMPLOYMENT PATHWAY PROGRAMME:  is a free support service for disabled people. Our key worker is in Tullamore Library every Wed at 10.30 to 1pm from 30 July to 3 Sept. Ph Aoife on 086 1708830 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to www.nin.ie/pep.

MIDLAND LIVING LINKS:  (Supporting the suicide bereaved).  Phone 086 1600641.

BALLYCOMMON TELEWORK & TRAINING CENTRE:  now enrolling for new courses.  For further information 9353177/9353441.

AL ANON & ALATEEN:  meeting every Thurs night 8pm Health Centre, Arden Road, Tullamore.

CEMETERY DAY 
IN DURROW: will be on Sun. 14th September, with blessing of graves after 11.30am Mass.

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.

LA LECHE LEAGUE BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP: meet 3rd Thurs each month 8pm at Health Centre. Next meeting 19th June.  Pregnant women babies and toddlers welcome  Contact Eileen 087 2764382 Caroline 085 1760632.

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