15 September 2019

Community Events

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(Updated 12th September 2019)

 

PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION HOSPITAL CHAPEL: Can you sit for an hour with the Lord -  Mon 2-3am, or any hour?  Ph: 085 116 2668. 

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

25TH ANNIVERSARY OF PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION IN HOSPITAL CHAPEL Invitation to all Adorers, Families and Friends to join Bishop Tom Deenihan and Fr Joe Gallagher PP, in celebrating thanksgiving Mass for 25 years of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration, on Tuesday 17th at 7.30pm in the Church of the Assumption.  Refreshments and chat afterwards.   

PARISH SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION PROGRAMME We are now registering children for our Sacramental Preparation Programme.  Enrolment forms are available from the Parish Centre.  

HARVEST MASS On Sunday 22nd we will celebrate our Annual Harvest Mass at 11.30am.  This celebration has its roots in the Old Testament when God's people gave thanks for the fruits of the harvest.  This was a week-long celebration known as the Feast of Tabernacles.  We invite our farming community to share in this Mass of Thanksgiving, and we invite all parishioners to share in their celebration.  As usual, we expect a rich display of all the fruits of the earth, and we thank the members of the farming community who work so well to produce a beautiful display. 

SMA MASS – Celebrating FVC Diamond Jubilee:  Fri 20, 7.30pm, Day Chapel.  All are welcome.

JACK & JILL FOUNDATION thank all who supported coffee morning in Parish Centre last week.  €455 raised.

COFFEE MORNING IN AID OF OFFALY HOSPICE Thurs 19, St Mary’s Parish Centre, 10.30am. Donation of baked goods welcome.

READY:  Dinner & dance, Maunsells Church Rd, Sun 22, 7.30pm.  All welcome.  To book ph 9341235.

CONCERN:  Thanks to all who supported church gate collection.  €2619.22 raised.

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

COFFEE MORNING IN AID OF OFFALY HOSPICE Sat 21, 10am-1.30pm, Ballykilmurray Community Centre.  All welcome.

TARA (Active Retirement Assoc): Holiday, Clonakilty Park Hotel, Cork, Sun 13 Oct, 5 nights, €345pps (single supplement).  Details from 087 214 6172 / 057 9351295.

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

OFFALY HOSPICE COFFEE MORNING THURS 19: If you would like to Be a Host for Hospice please ph 086 859 5046.

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

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

BALLYCOMMON TELEWORK & TRAINING CENTRE offering a range of free/affordable services.  Ph 057 9353177 / 9353441, or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Lotto results 9/9 7,10,11,23 (3).

DÓCHAS OFFALY CANCER SUPPORT CENTRE: 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

STARTING YOUR OWN BUSINESS COURSE: Starting Tues 24, 7-10.00pm, Court Hotel.  Details from Local Enterprise Office Offaly, 057 9357480 or www.localenterprise.ie/Offaly.

ST PIO MASS Mon 23 (feast day) Edenderry Church, 7.30pm, followed by blessing of glove.  All welcome.

CLONMACNOIS PRAYER VIGIL: Fri 20. Mass at 9pm. Adoration & Prayers follow until 2.10am. All welcome. Ph 085-774 6763.

WORKSHOP ON CHURCH MUSIC: St Paul’s Church, Mullingar, Sat, 2.15pm.  All welcome. Email: secretary@dioceseofmeath 

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

LEGION OF MARY: Rosary, Alfie Lambe’s House, Arden Rd, Fri 13, 8.15pm.  All are welcome.

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

“GOD HAS NO COUNTRY”: T.A.D.S. brings the true story of Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty's war time exploits, written & performed by Donal Courtney, Tullamore History Centre, Bury Quay, Fri 13, 8pm. sharp.  Adm. €10

TULLAMORE TOASTMASTERS:  Resumes Thurs 12, Central Hotel, 8.30pm.  We will be looking forward to a year when the club celebrates its 25th year birthday.  New 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.

“SURRENDER & ACCEPT JESUS”:  Two day retreat led by Jim Brown – freedom from self & discerning God’s will -  Sat 14/Sun 15 Sept, Durrow Hall.  Booking at 087 675 2806.

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.

MIDLAND LIVING LINKS (Supporting the suicide bereaved).  Ph 086 160 0641.

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

GROW: Wed, 11am, Town Library, O’Connor Sq. Ph Michelle 086 418 3805. 

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

ST VINCENT DE PAUL offering help to those in need.  Ph 9322072 or 087 755 7294

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.

TULLAMORE SCOUTS:  Recruitment for September, limited places available, 6-12 year olds. Den is available to hire for meetings etc.   Ph 085 882 1303

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

AWARE:  Meet Mon, 7.30pm, Riada House.

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.

IRISH WHEELCHAIR ASSOC COASTAL CAMINO:  Would you like to join us next Oct?  More info see www.iwa.ie/camino or Jacqui 086 128 4124, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

FAMILY CARERS IRELAND:  Free Home Care Skills Training Course commencing Sept.  Details from Beth 057 9322920.

LOUGH DERG 2019: The Three Day Pilgrimage is currently open.  Phone Lorraine on 071 9861518 (from NI 00 353 71 9861518) email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

TENNIS CLUB:  Junior Tennis (5-15 yrs) Sun 10am; Social Tennis Mon & Thurs 7.30-9pm; New members welcome. Midland League open for entries.   Ph 085 128 8645 for more details.

LOST:  Emerald green pendant, Durrow Church/School grounds.  Sentimental value.  Finder ph 086 306 6317  

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.

LOST:  Purse (Malone), Tullamore Church, 26 May, 10am Mass.  Finder ph 087 661 2166. 

KNOCK SHRINE SOCIETY seeks new members to join “Our Lady’s Volunteers” to assist prilgrims. Anyone 18+, willing to share their time, ph 087 689 1422 or 087 921 5042; or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it     

LOST:  Small leather purse & silver rosary, sentimental value.  Finder please ph 089 243 0198

ROSARY for the protection of life Mon, 6.30pm.

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

LOST: House keys with 3 photos.  Finder please ph 9351897.

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

AWARE: Free Support & Self Care Group every Mon, (except Bank Holidays), 7.30 Riada House, Arden Rd.

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