20 November 2019

Community Events

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

(Updated 14th November 2019)

 

PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION HOSPITAL CHAPEL:   Can you spend an hour with the Lord, Tues 10am; Sat 9-10am, 1-2pm; Sun. 1-2pm, or any hour? Ph. 085-116 2668.

MONTH OF NOVEMBER This year we will have a ‘wall of comfort’ in the Church where you will have a chance to write names of loved ones gone before us as a reminder of our commitment to pray for them.

ST ELISABETH CONVENT, MINSK: Wed 13th, 7.45am and 10am Masses, display of crafts for sale to support charitable projects. 

CLONMACNOIS PRAYER VIGIL: Friday 15 .Mass 9pm. Adoration & Prayers follow until 2.10am, ph Dave, 085-774 6763.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
TUESDAY 19th Nov  Mass for Parents who have lost a child, 7.30pm, Church of the Assumption.

SUNDAY 1st Dec  Our annual Christmas Carol Service, 7.00pm, Church of the Assumption. Tickets  €10, Under 14’s free.

DO THIS IN MEMORY

Saturday November 16th, 6.30pm, St. Josephs

Sunday November 17th 10.00am, Ballinamere, Gaelscoil

Sunday November 17th, 11.30am, Scoil Bhride, Scoil Mhuire & Parish School.

Sunday November 17th, 11.30am, Durrow   

SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL: Annual church gate collection, Sat 23rd /Sun 24th November.  Please support.  Helping people in need.  Ph 057 9322072 or 087 755 7294

COLÁISTE CHOILM INDIA IMMERSION PROJECT: Charity Clothing Collection in aid of NCBI.  Drop off clothing to School & SHS, 2 & 6 Dec from 9 am. 

BALLINAMERE NS: September 2020. Application to enroll Forms available in school or on school website.

CHRISTMAS FAIR BALLYKILMURRAY COMMUNITY CENTRE, 17th, 11am-4p.m. in aid of Ballykilmurray C.C. & Power4Good.

“LOVE AND MERCY”: Film about St Faustina, Mon 18, 8.30pm, Tullamore Cinema. 

HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE: 1st-9th June 2020, Fr. Mark English, 046 9068600 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or www.travelvalue.ie

NIGHT VIGIL TO KNOCK: 7th Dec, Bus leaves Tullamore Sq. 7.30pm, seats must be booked €10 dep. ph Maura 086 334 4722

FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING: Cathedral of Christ the King, Sung Vespers, Exposition & Benediction, Sun 24th, 5 pm.

MASS FOR THE HOLY SOULS, IN BALLYCOMMON CHURCH: Fri 22, 8pm. Celebrant Rev. Fr. O’Byrne PE CC, 

GROW Community Mental Health Movement support group, Wed, 11am, Town Library, Ph Michelle 086 418 3805.

AGE ACTION: Require participants and volunteer tutors, Free computer class, Tullamore Library, ph 01 475 6989.

DOCHAS OFFALY CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: Drop In Centre, Offaly St, Mon to Thurs, 10am-2pm.  Phone 057 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.

AWARE:  Support & self-care group for those have depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder, Mon, 7.30pm, Riada House.

BALLYCOMMON TELEWORK & TRAINING CENTRE:  Offering a range of free/affordable courses.  Ph 057 9353177

TULLAMORE LIBRARY:  Wide range of activities & courses available.  Ph 057 9346832 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

YOUTH 2000 PRAYER GROUP: 18-35 yr olds, Parish Centre, Thurs, 6.45-7.45pm. Ph Taylor on 087 785 1086

FÁILTE  ISTEACH – ENGLISH SPEAKING CLASSES: Parish Centre, Mondays, 7-9pm.  Ph Ambrose, 086 053 7660 for details.

MIDLANDS SCIENCE FESTIVAL - Sat 9-Fri 15:  Free Discovery Day, SHS gym, Sat 9; pubic event town library, Sat 15.  book now on: www.midlandsscience.ie or ph. Jackie, 057 93 23902

BALLYCOMMON G.A.A BINGO: Wed 8pm in Kilmurry Comm. Centre, Bus from Tullamore, ph. Eugene on 087 622 2205 

ST VINCENT DE PAUL: Urgent need of winter clothing, Coats, Jackets, hats and scarves, can drop into shop on Offaly St.

TULLAMORE PHOENIX MARKET- supporting local charities - Sat 10am-3pm, Kilcruttin, beside food market.  Ph 087 905 0910.

HOLY FACE” IN REPARATION, Wednesdays, 7.30pm, Parish Centre.  All welcome.

RESTORATIVE JUSTICE IN THE COMMUNITY (RJC): Volunteers needed to work with adults referred from the District Court, to look at how they can make amends for the offence(s) and avoid future offending.  Ph: 085 881 2030 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or www.rjc.ie

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT PARENTS FIRST:  Parents/grandparents wanted to pass on valuable knowledge and experience in bringing up children.  Ph 057 9322996.

FAMILY MASS CHOIR Family Mass choir practice takes place every Thursday from 6.00 to 6.45pm in the Parish Centre.  New members welcome.   

ST VINCENT DE PAUL – helping people in need - ph 057 9322072 or 087 755 7294.

QUEEN OF PEACE PRAYER MEETING: Mon, 8.30pm, Paul Galvins, Durrow.  All welcome.  Ph 087 837 5407.

ALPHA: Explore the meaning of life.  Join us Thurs 7-30-9pm in Parish Centre.

PARENTS FIRST FAMILY GROUPS:   Ph 057 9322996 / 086 077 3465; or FaceBook – Parents First (Laois, Offaly) CLG

ACE BRIDGE CLUB: Commencing Mon 9, 7.15pm, Central Hotel, Main St.  All members welcome.

BALLYCOMMON GAA BINGO Kilmurry Hall Wed, 8pm. Bus from town. Phone Eugene on 087 622 2205 for further details.  

WELLBEING GROUPS resumed in Parish Centre.  If interested in joining, Ph Carmel 087 642 5786.

DURROW CEILI CLUB:  Ceili & set dancing classes, Tues, 8.30pm.  All are welcome.

RAINBOWS – a peer support programme assisting children grieving a death or separation:  Information & application evening, Mon 16, St Mary’s Youth Centre, 5-6pm.  Ph Anne 086 156 9510

SEXUAL ABUSE & RAPE CRISIS CENTRE:  Helpline 1 800 323232.

LE CHÉILE MENTORING:  Volunteers wanted to mentor young people & parents involved in criminal justice system.  Ph 087 201 6801 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or wwwlecheile.ie

COINS FOR CARERS:  Please donate coins for our fundraiser for Carers Ireland.  Copper coins welcome as every penny counts.  Please leave into Carers Office at Market Square.

AA:  Offaly House, Offaly St, Mon, Wed, Thurs, Sat 8.15pm; Tues, Wed, Fri 1pm; Sun 12noon.

EMPLOYER BASED TRAINING (EBT) - an innovative training programme to assist people (job seekers, unemployed, people with an illness or disability) who need specialist support to improve their skills and increase their chances of getting employment.   For details ph Yvonne  086 174 1402 NLN.

NEWBIES -  New Parents with New Babies Group – Tues, 11am, Cluain Darach Community Centre.  Contact FaceBook @Parents First or call 057 9322996.

FREEDOM CHOIR seeks new members.  Rehearse Thurs, Charleville Centre.  Ph Joe 083 356 3664 or Don 085 157 0055.

ROSARY for the protection of life Mon, 6.30pm.

ACCORD TULLAMORE: Facilitators wanted for 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 information on www.accord.ie

BINGO Tullamore GAA Centre, Thurs, 8.30pm. Up to €4,500 in prizes weekly including €1,000 Jackpot. All welcome

AGE ACTION FREE BEGINNER COMPUTER CLASSES for over 55’s Learners and volunteer tutors wanted.  Details from 086-413 6547 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

SOSAD - free confidential counselling service - depression, suicide. Ph 057 9346704; email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

TULLAMORE BEAVER SCOUTS:  Children 6-8yrs, meet Sat, 11-12noon, Scouts Den.  Adults to join as leaders also welcome. For more infor ph Marie 085 127 5898.

READING & WRITING SESSIONS provided by LOETB, 1 to 1. Free of charge.  Ph Marina at 057 93 49424.

FAMILY CARERS IRELAND: Market Sq, 057 93 22920, supporting Laois & Offaly

TULLAMORE GAA MEMBERSHIP:   Check out the Tullamore GAA website and also the link on Facebook for payment.

ROSARY & PRAYERS OF REPARATION TO THE HOLY FACE Wednesdays, 7.30pm, Parish Centre. All are welcome.

TULLAMORE CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP now in Parish Centre, Wednesdays, 7.45-9pm.  All welcome.

AGE ACTION IRELAND seek volunteer tutors to work on a one-to-one basis with O-55’s wishing to learn how to use basic technology in Tullamore library. To register ph 01 475 6989 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

FOSTER CARERS WANTED for children of all ages.  If interested contact your local team, 057 9319280 or go to www.fostering.ie for more information.

OFFALY ALZHEIMER SOCIETY SUPPORT GROUP: Meet last Monday of the month, Bridge House Hotel, 7:30pm - providing an opportunity to meet others in a similar situation and access information and practical advice.

TULLAMORE TOASTMASTERS helping you to improve your communication, public speaking, and leadership skills – meet 8.30pm every second Thursday night, Central Hotel.  For more information go to our Facebook page or contact The Central Hotel at 057 93 49300.

MEDJUGORJE QUEEN OF PEACE PRAYER MEETING:  Rosary & Mass, Killina Church, 7.30pm, 1st Tuesday of every month.

FAILTE ISTEACH Urgently require volunteers to tutor English Language classes, Parish Centre, Mondays 7-9pm. No teaching experience necessary. Contact Ambrose 086 053 7660.

TULLAMORE SOCIAL SERVICES CLG requests that any families no longer requiring Personal Alarms return them to our offices so they can be upgraded & re-distributed. Ph: 9322466.

DÓCHAS OFFALY CANCER SUPPORT CENTRE: Providing supportive care, factual information, holistic therapies, counselling & 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 .

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT PARENTS FIRST Would you be interested in Volunteering with Parents First for 1 -2 hours each week? Please ph Dolores or Rhona: 057 9322996 / 086 195 9221

TULLAMORE MEDITATION GROUP: Resumes Monday 7pm, Parish Centre.

CUMANN NA BHFIANN IRISH LANGUAGE YOUTH CLUB takes place every Wed 7:30-9pm The Charleville Community Centre. For details call Arlaith at 087 783 9853.

VOLUNTEER DRIVERS URGENTLY NEEDED for referred patients attending Hospitals for chemo treatment. Ph Laura 01 2310 594 or visit the Irish Cancer Society website www.cancer.ie.

HOLY FACE PRAYERS & REPARATION : Every Wed, 7.30pm, Parish Centre. All welcome.

LOETB SKILLS FOR WORK PROGRAMMES:Contact Regina 057 8670007 / 087 177 7879, Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or www.skillsforwork.ie

 SUE RYDER CHARITY SHOP:  Donations needed: Ladies/Children clothing, Handbags, B.A.B, etc. Support greatly appreciated.

TULLAMORE BOOK CLUB:Meet first Tues of every Month, 3pm. Novel Bunch: Meet first Thurs of every month, 6pm. Books supplied by Tullamore Library Ph: 9346832. 

PARISH CAR PARK: open 7 days per week. €2 per day.

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

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.

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 .

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.

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.

THE IRISH CANCER SOCIETY:  Free transport service for patients attending chemotherapy treatment. Contact your healthcare professional, website: irishcancer.ie or ph: 01 2310522.

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.

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