26 October 2014

Community Events

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

Updated 17th October 2014

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

ANNUAL MASS & BLESSING OF GRAVES AT KILBRIDE CEMETERY:  on Sun 26th Oct at 4pm.  All welcome.  There will be a collection for the upkeep of the graveyard.

ILLUSTRATED PRESENTATION:  ‘Connecting Leinster & Connaught, The Construction of the New Bridge @ Banagher 1843’ by James Scully, Eoghan Broderick & Kieran Keenaghan Mon 20th 8pm Bury Quay.  All Welcome.

ADULT DANCE CLASSES:  every Tue night at Tullamore GAA, 8pm beginners, 9pm improvers, 10pm dancing.  No partner needed.  Contact Joe 086 4001456.

MIDLAND CARDIAC SUPPORT GROUP LTD:  meeting Tue 21 Oct @ Parish Centre, Tullamore at 7.30pm sharp.

OFFALY BEEKEEPERS AGM:  on 21st Oct @ 8pm at Historical Premises, Bury Quay, Tullamore.  New members welcome.

MS IRELAND:  A talk by Dr Susan Coote, Chartered Physiotherapist on Tue 21st Oct @ 7.30pm sharp at Tullamore Court Hotel.

TULLAMORE LADIES FOOTBALL CLUB:  underage year end disco in Tullamore GAA on Sat 8 Nov from 7-10pm.

DOCHAS:   Offaly Cancer Support Group drop in Centre, Offaly St.  Phone 057 9328268.

FARM HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION DAY:  on Fri 31st Oct @ Golden Vale Mart, Tullamore.  Contact Tara 057 9321405

OFFALY MENTAL HEALTH TALK WEEK:  launching in Tullamore Library on Wed 22nd Oct at 7pm.  All welcome.

FRIENDSHIP GROUP ANNUAL HARVEST:  coffee morning & raffle @ Parish Centre on Wed. 22nd Oct from 10.30am to 12 noon.

CEILI AT DURROW HALL:  on Tues 21st Oct from 9-12pm.

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

MARIE KEATING FOUNDATION:  free cancer information service @ Dochas, Offaly St on Wed 22n Oct at 10am.  No appointment necessary.  Specialist nurse will give free and confidential advice.

GARDA CHOIR CONCERT A concert featuring the Garda Choir and the Sacred Heart School Choir will take place in the Church of the Assumption on Friday 24th October at 8pm.  Tickets are available after Masses this weekend in Parish Centre at (church grounds entrance).

PARISH FUNDRAISER MEDATIVE MOVEMENT & DANCE Experience gentle dances/movement for meditation and well being Thursday 23 Oct, 7.30-9.00pm, Parish Centre.  Donation €5, towards parish funds.

READY:  Dinner & Dance in Central Hotel on Sun 19th at 7.30pm.  All welcome.  To book 9341235. 

IRISH CANCER SOCIETY:  seeking volunteer drivers to drive local patients to and from hospital chemotherapy treatments in Dublin. Service is free to patient & drivers expenses are paid.  Ph 01 2310566/01 2316642 email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

FAITH OF OUR FATHERS CONFERENCE IN KNOCK:  Oct 25-26 St John’s Centre, Knock Shrine 9am-6pm. Adm €7.50 per day.  Contact 059 9627268 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

PITCH & PUTT CLUB:  Progressive 25 cards resumes Tuesday's @ 9pm.

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

CARERS ASSOCIATION:  fundraising night in Hugh Lynch’s on 25th Oct @ 9pm.  Adm €5. Tickets from Carers Assoc, ph 057 9322920.

LA LECHE LEAGUE BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP:  meet on Oct 16th @ 8pm Health Centre, Tullamore.  Phone Eileen 087 2764382 or Caroline 085 1760632.

NEW LEISURE & RECREATION COURSE:  starts Nov at National Learning Network, Tullamore. Contact Yvonne 086 1741402/057 9318300, by email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

NIGHT PRAYER VIGIL:  in Cluain Chiarain Prayer Centre in Clonmacnois on Fri 17th Oct, Mass 9pm conclues at 2.10am. All welcome.  Enquiries Dave 085 7746763.

GET YOUR FLU VACCINE NOW:  its recommend for those aged 65 & older & younger people in an ‘at risk’ group.  Peope 18 & older attend a GP or Pharmacist for vaccination.  People under 18 attend your GP. 

FOUND BUNCH OF KEYS:  Cormac Street last weekend, owner contact the Parish Centre.

TRADITIONAL OLD STYLE STEP DANCING CLASSES:  pitch & putt club thurs 9th Oct, all welcome, no partner needed.

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

PERSONAL EMPLOYMENT PATHWAY:   free jobs skills programme for people with disabilities call Aoife 057 9320499/086 1708830 email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   or www.nin.ie/pep.

IRISH GIRL GUIDES:  ladybird unit age 5-7 years reopening Oct 10th enquires to Jean 0858876522.

BALLYCOMMON TELEWORK & TRAINING CENTRE:  now enrolling for new courses ph 057 9353177 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

JIGSAW OFFALY:  provides free and confidential mental health supports for young people 12-25 years in Offaly.  Please contact 057 9353871 for further information.

MEDITATION:  in Marian Hostel on Mondays at 7pm.

OFFALY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT SERVICE:  helpline 9351886 for information or to make an appointment.

MENS STRESS MANAGEMENT/MINDFULNESS COURSE:  in Parish Centre on Wed morns from 10.45 to 12.  Ph Carmel 087 6425786

AT EASE WITH DYSLEXIA:  For details on programme to help children with dyslexia, ph Breda, 0863792360.

CHILD CONTACT CENTRE – for children of separated families to meet with their parents – Presbyterian Church, free & by appointment only.  For more details ph Julie 0860773465.

ACE BRIDGE CLUB:  Mondays @ 7.30pm in Bridge House Hotel.
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.

SUE RYDER SHOP looking for donations, in good condition.  ‘Help share the care’.

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

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

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.

VOLUNTEERS required for Charity Shop in Tullamore.  Please contact Molly on 087 2914302.

BULLETIN IN YOUR EMAIL: If you would like the Bulletin to be sent to you on-line please send your email address to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  The service is already delivering to people who subscribed.

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