24 September 2018

Community Events

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(Updated 21st September 2018)

PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION HOSPITAL CHAPEL: Can you sit an hour with the Lord:  Tues 6-7am, or any other hour? An invitation is extended to all Adorers, family & friends to attend our Anniversary Mass, celebrated in thanksgiving for 24 yrs of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration in our Parish, Tues 25, 7pm, Day Chapel, Church of the Assumption. Any outstanding enrollment cards may be left into the Sacristy or Ph: 085 116 2668.

PADRE PIO MASS
: Fri 21, Church of the Assumption, 7.30pm.   

EXPERIENCE GENTLE DANCES/MOVEMENTS FOR MEDITATION & WELLBEING: Wed 26, 7.15-8.45pm, Parish Centre. Donation of €5 towards Parish Funds.

ALPHA PROGRAMME continues Thursdays, 7.30pm, Parish Centre. For more details ph Tony 086 190 1693.

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 GARDENING CLUB meeting Wed 26, 8pm, Charleville Community Centre. Talk by RHS Gardening experts John Curran and James McConnell. Non members welcome.

BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL WOMEN'S CLUB OPEN Meeting Wed 26, 8pm Court Hotel. Speaker John Dolan, President, Inland Waterways Association, Ireland. Please note change of venue. All welcome. €5 Non Members.

ENHANCING EQUALITY OFFALY (EEO) are supporting the Disability Federation’s Make Way Day, Wed 26, 10:30-1pm, Tullamore Library. Further info ph Caroline: 087 602 8801 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

THE STOMA SUPPORT GROUP meeting Tues 25, 6.30-8.30pm, Dóchas Offaly Cancer Support Group Centre. Please contact Anne:  086 307 4846.  All are welcome.

MEALS ON WHEELS TULLAMORE AGM Tues 2 Oct, Hugh Lynch's, 8pm. All Welcome.

PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK: Sun 7 Oct, Bus leaving Parochial House 9.30am, returning from Knock 5.45pm. Contact P.J: 087 638 6270.

FREE COMPUTER TRAINING FOR FARMERS: offered by Irish Rural Link, for 4weeks, Tullamore Library, Wed 26, 2.30pm-5pm. To book a place call Irish Rural Link: 090 6482744.

FREE DIGITAL SKILL CLASSES ON HOW TO GET ONLINE: Tullamore Library 1-22 Oct & 5 Nov, 11am-1pm or 2-4pm. To book Ph: 9346832 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

BALLYCOMMON TTC wide range of courses available.  Details from 057 9353177 / 53441.

B.O.L.D Lotto Results 17/09/2018: 1, 2, 6, 20.  Bonus: 3.

ST. PIO’S FEAST DAY MASS & the Jubilee year of the Saint, celebrated by Bishop Nulty, St. Mary’s, Edenderry Mon 24, 7.30pm. St. Pio’s glove available after mass to anyone wishing. All Welcome.

FIRST COMMUNION PROGRAMME FOR 2018/2019 The Do This in Memory Masses begin: 
Saturday September 29th at 6.30pm Vigil Mass for St. Joseph’s.
Sunday September  30th at 10.00am Mass for Ballinamere and Gaelscoil.
Sunday September  30th at 11.30am Mass for Scoil Bhride, Scoil Mhuire and Parish School.
Sunday September  30th at 11.30 Mass in Durrow Church for Durrow School.

LITURGY MEETING Liturgy Meeting Wednesday, September 26th at 6.30pm in the Parish Centre.

YOUTH NEWS
~ J Unit Youth Group returns Fri 28th Sept in the Parish Centre 7.00pm- 8.15 p.m. 3rd to 6th Class students. Get to hang out with friends & make new ones. For more info contact Annette @ 086 058 3809.  
~ Get Involved. Make a difference in your community. J.P.P.C returns Mon 24th Sept. Meeting upstairs in The Coffee Club, Harbour Street, 4-5pm. Open to all secondary school students. Further info email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

GET INVOLVED ~ Getting involved in your Parish can be a very enjoyable experience! There are lots of different ways to participate and make a difference.  Volunteering weekend of 29th/30th September will give you the opportunity to find out more and put your name forward to play a part in your Parish.

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

TRÓCAIRE INVITATIONAL GOLF CLASSIC: Thurs 11 Oct, Tullamore Golf Club, 12.30pm. Contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 01 629 3333.

Dóchas Offaly Cancer Support Group Centre. Please contact Anne:  086 307 4846.  All are welcome.

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

THE POOR CLARES IN GALWAY Cloister day Sat 22, for women 21-40yrs, 10am-5pm. To book contact: Sr. Faustina: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

CLONMACNOIS PRAYER VIGIL: Cluain Chiarain Prayer Centre, Fri 21 &every third Friday. Mass 9pm. Adoration & Prayers until 2.10am. All Welcome. Enquiries Dave; 085-774 6763.

SUAIMHNEAS, EMO, CO. LAOIS: Programme of events for Oct 2018. Booking Essential, contact Mai/ Anne 057 8626541.

CONFIRMATION PROGRAMME FOR 2018/2019 begins on Saturday September 22nd at 6.30 Vigil Mass for Scoil Mhuire, Scoil Bhride, Ballinamere and Parish School. Sunday 23rd at 10.00am Mass for St. Philomenas, Durrow, Gaelscoil and Scoil Eoin Phóil II Naofa. Seats will be reserved at these masses. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

BRIDGE CLASSES with Frank Kelly each Tues starting Tues 11, 7.30pm, Parish Centre for 12 nights. Bring a partner if you can.  Contact Frank: 087 662 4163 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

DURROW CEILI CLUB Ceili & Set dancing classes Tues Night, Durrow Hall, 8.30pm. All Welcome. 

THE POOR CLARES IN GALWAY Cloister day Sat 22, for women 21-40yrs, 10am-5pm. To book contact: Sr. Faustina: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

GROW: Community Mental Health Movement, Wed, 11am, Town Library.  If you are lonely, isolated or suffering from stress why not come along.  Ph Michelle 086 418 3805. 

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.

TARA (Active Retirement):  Trip to Clayton Whites Hotel, Wexford, 7-12 Oct.  Ph 087 214 6172.  Meeting Tues, 2.30-4.30, Charleville Centre, Church Ave.

ROSARY FOR LIFE offered every Monday evening 6.30pm. Church of the Assumption. Please join us for this intention. 

“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

MEDJUGORJE GROUP PILGRIMAGE: 7 nights led by spiritual director, 6-13 Oct. Cost: €700. More info ph: Paul 087 837 5407.

TULLAMORE PHOENIX INDOOR MARKET supporting local charities every Sat, 10am - 3pm. Kilcruttin. Any queries Ph: Mary 087 905 0910.

SEXUAL ABUSE & RAPE CRISIS CENTRE: Confidential Counselling Service, Helpline 1 800 323232.

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

SOSAD: Free Confidential Counselling Service. Ph: 057 9346704. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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

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 .

NATIONAL LEARNING NETWORK employer based training programme course to develop new skills. More info: Ph: 086 174 1402, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or www.nln.ie

BALLYCOMMON TTC offers a free friendly Call Service for senior members of the community. For more info ph: 057 9353177 / 53441. 

AGE ACTION: free one-to-one computer classes for older people starting Sept. To book Ph: 01 475 6989 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

NATIONAL LEARNING NETWORK courses to give you skills for new opportunities/employment. More info: Ph: 9318300, email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; www.Facebook.com/NLNTullamore

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

TULLAMORE SCOUTS recruiting new members, ages 12-15yrs for September, if interested contact Marie 085 127 5898.

PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA: Led by Fr. Frank Guinan & Fr. Michael O’Meara, P.P Kinnitty. Sept 24-28. Cost €559. For more details ph: Fr. Guinan 057 9321892 / Fr. O’Meara 057 9137021.

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. 

HOLY FACE PRAYER GROUP meet Wed, 7.30pm, Parish Centre.  Everyone welcome.

ACCORD TULLAMORE: Recruiting for Certificate in Counseling 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.

DÓCHAS: 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.

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.

AWARE: Support & Self Care Group every Mon, (except Bank Holidays), 7.30 Riada House, Arden Rd, free, no referral needed.

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.

PARENTS FIRST: Grandparents/parents needed to volunteer 1 - 2 hrs a week.  Ph Dolores/Rhona on 057 9322996 / 086 195 9221.

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 .

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

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.

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