26 May 2018


 

Community Events

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(Updated 25th May 2018)


PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION HOSPITAL CHAPEL:  Can you sit an hour with the Lord: 
Sat 9-10am, 10-11am, 2-3pm, 3-4pm or any other hour? Ph: 085 116 2668.

1st FRI /SAT DEVOTIONS TO THE UNITED HEART OF JESUS & MARY: Fri 1, Parish Centre-Rosary 6.15pm, Mass 7pm. All Welcome.

IRISH WHEELCHAIR ASSOCIATION: express sincere thanks to all who supported their collection. €2135 was raised. 

IWA Ballinagar Volunteer afternoon tea Wed 30, 2-4pm. Further info contact Josephine, Service Co-Ordinator: 9350065. If you are interested in volunteering please come along to our volunteer event & find out more.

ACCORD TULLAMORE: Recruiting for Certificate in Counselling 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.

TULLAMORE HARRIERS wish to thank all for the co-operation with the road closures to facilitate their 5k Road Race on the morning of Sun 13th May.  It was greatly appreciated.

DIOCESE OF MEATH PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES: 12-17 Sept. Hospital pilgrims contact A. Boland 087 791 4828.

TULLAMORE GARDEN CLUB Summer outing to Russborough House & Coe Garden, Wicklow, Wed 30. Bus from Youth Centre Harbour St. 9am. Contact Eileen. 087 137 5125 / 057 9352312

YOUTH WORK MIDLANDS IRELAND seeking unused school uniforms to be donated to the Eiscir Riada community centre. From 10.30am, Mon-Thurs. Any Queries ph Will: 057 9360484.

THE HERITAGE OF DURROW – by Helen Bracken Offaly History Centre, Bury Quay. Talk deferred until Heritage Week.

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

GATHERING FOR RETURNED VOLUNTEERS & LAY/RELIGIOUS MISSIONARIES: Dalgan Park, outside Navan, 7.30pm, Tues 29.  All  welcome.  For more info email or phone/text 083 8422468.  

REPARATION & ADORATION VIGIL TO THE SACRED & IMMACULATE HEARTS OF JESUS & MARY: Chapel of Our Lady's Manor, Edgeworthstown, Fri 1. 9pm. All are welcome. For further information contact 086 040 5621 or 086 190 0640.  

CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION Tullamore Parish Annual Corpus Christi Procession takes place after 6.30pm Mass on Saturday June 2nd. This year marks our 91st procession through the town. Weather permitting the procession will exit the main door of the Church on to Store Street, passing through Harbour Street, on to Daingean Road and end with Benediction in Whitehall Estate. A mini bus will be available to bring elderly people back to the Church to collect cars after Benediction. All parishoners and Parish groups are encouraged to get involved and attend this lovely public celebration of the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist.

DURROW PATTERN DAY is Saturday 9th June. More details next week.

OSPCA AGM Sun 27, 3-4pm. National Forresters Hall. Light refreshments after. Please come along & support us.

TULLAMORE JUNIOR HOCKEY CLUB: free hockey sessions for 2nd-6th class boys & girls, Tues 22 & Tues 29 5.30-7pm. Astroturf in the Harriers.  Please bring runners, shinguards & gumshield. Enrolment for summer Hockey Camp, 9-13 July, now taking place.  Further info on our website & Facebook.

OFFALY MACRA TRACTOR RUN: Sun 27, Mucklagh Comm. Centre, Reg 10.30am, €25 per entry, proceeds in aid of Offaly Hospice & Offaly Macra, Modern & Vintage tractors welcome.

DOCHAS: 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.

THE HERITAGE OF DURROW – by Helen Bracken Offaly History Centre, Bury Quay, Mon 28, 8pm.

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.

CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION Tullamore Parish Annual Corpus Christi Procession takes place after 6.30pm Mass on Saturday June 2nd. This year marks our 91st procession through the town. Weather permitting the procession will exit the main door of the Church on to Store Street, passing through Harbour Street, on to Daingean Road and end with Benediction in Whitehall Estate. A mini bus will be available to bring elderly people back to the Church to collect cars after Benediction. All parishoners and Parish groups are encouraged to get involved and attend this lovely public celebration of the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist.

JUNIOR PPC LUCKY FIRST GOAL TICKETS Lucky First Goal tickets, in aid of Medjugorje Youth Festival 2018, on Sale after all masses this weekend. Please support our local young people. 

MIDLAND LIVING LINKS are running a suicide bereavement support group. If you would like to connect with others who have gone through a similar experience or for further info ph: Rita 086 160 0641.

TULLAMORE CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP: Due to limited space in Parish Centre, our Life in the Spirit will continue in the Presbyterian Church hall every Wed 7:45pm. All welcome.

TULLAMORE PHOENIX MARKET supporting local charities. Open every Sat 10-3pm. Any queries ph: Mary 087 930 1749.

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 .

THREE DAYS IN HONOUR OF ST. PIO 
To mark the 50th anniversary of the death of St Padre Pio, & the centenary of his receiving the Stigmata, we are holding a Triduum  - or 3 days of devotion - May 23rd, 24th &  25th. Each evening will begin with the Rosary at 7.10pm - Mass at 7.30pm, concluding with a short time of Adoration & Benediction. On the final evening there will be a blessing with St. Pio's mitten. The special intention for these three days will be for expectant parents & for the protection of the unborn in Ireland.

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.

SOSAD: Free, Confidential Counselling service. Ph: 057 9346704.

DIOCESE OF MEATH PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 12-17 Sept led by Bishop Smith The first Meath Pilgrimage was travelled in 1948 & this year marks 70 years of our Diocese travelling with sick & volunteer helpers to Lourdes. This is also a special year in Lourdes itself, the apparitions of our Lady to St. Bernadette began on 11 Feb 1848, 160 years ago. Our Diocesan pilgrimage is always a special time when people from all over the diocese, sick & healthy, travel together to be inspired & blessed by the healing presence of God through the intercession of our Blessed Mother. The pilgrimage fare inclusive of return flights & transfers, 5 nights full board, taxes & insurance is €749 for hotel pilgrims. To book contact:- Pilgrimages Abroad Ltd, 164 Lower Baggot St, Dublin 2. Tel 01-6359300.  

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.

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

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–16th July & 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 .

NATIONAL CHARISMATIC RENEWAL CONFERENCE will take place in the Concert Hall, RDS, Ballsbridge on Saturday 16th June 2018.

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.

HOLYLAND PILGRIMAGE:  4 June, 8 nights. Cost €1649pp. Info night Wed 7, Parish Centre 7.30pm. Details from Travalue.ie or Locall 1 890 289255, 046 906860.

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

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

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.  

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 .

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.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR WMOF 2018: The World Meeting of Families 2018 will attract thousands of Irish and International pilgrims. Organising it & seeing it through will only be possible with the help of volunteers. You can sign up on our website, email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by telephone 01 567 6800.

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