24 March 2019


 

Community Events

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

(Updated 22nd March 2019)

PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION HOSPITAL CHAPEL: Can you sit an hour with the Lord:  Sat 10-11am, 1-2pm, 2-3pm, or any hour? Ph: 085 116 2668.

COFFEE MORNING FOR COELIACS Sat 23, 10.45am, Bridge Centre Cafe. Tel: 087-256 3439.  

MEDJUGORJE JULY 2019 – PARISH PILGRIMAGE: 23rd July for 7 nights. Half board €719pps. Ph Pat Kidney 086 319 2399, PJ Smyth 086 879 6190, Luke McNamee 087 911 3118

ROSARY FOR PROTECTION OF LIFE Mondays 7pm, Day Chapel.

EXPERIENCE GENTLE DANCE/MOVEMENT FOR MEDITATION & WELLBEING Thurs 28, Parish Centre, 7.15-8.45pm.  Donation €5 towards Parish Funds.

COLÁISTE CHOILM PARENTS’ ASSOC TABLE QUIZ Thurs 28, 8pm, in the school.  Spot prizes on the night.  Please support.

DAFFODIL DAY CAKE SALE:  Thanks to all who supported recent sale & raffle.  Total raised was €1366.90.

CANCER BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP:  Programme commencing Thurs 28.  Ph 057 9328268, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

STARTING YOUR OWN BUSINESS COURSE commencing 9 Apr. Details from Local Enterprise Office Offaly, 057 9357480 or visit website www.localenterprise.ie/Offaly.

“GERMAN TRAVEL WRITERS ON THE IRISH MIDLANDS, 1750-TODAY”:  Illustrated lecture by Dr Joachim Fischer, Offaly History Centre, Mon 25, 8pm.

TULLAMORE GARDEN CLUB:  Meeting Wed 27, Charleville Centre. Speaker on Herbs and their remedies. Contact Eileen 087 137 5125. Non-members welcome.

JACK & JILL CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION CHARITY SHOP:  Looking for volunteers.  Contact Julie on 087 258970

LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINAR continues Wed, 8pm, Day Chapel All are welcome.

SHS READING PROGRAMME FUNDRAISER, Bridge House, Thurs Apr 4, 7pm, with Eleanor Shanley & band Garadice, SHS & Colaiste Choilm Groups. Tickets €10 from Bridge Hse & SHS

TULLAMORE TOWN LIBRARY offers a wide range of courses for all.  Details from  057 9346832, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

BALLYCOMMON TTC: Details on courses from 057 9353177 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Lotto 18/3/19 3.8.14.21 Bonus 22

MERCY SECONDARY SCHOOL KILBEGGAN TRACTOR RUN Sun 17 Apr, 12.30pm. Entry fee €25 Ph 087 413 4467 or 086 176 6830 for more details. Organised by Parents’ Assoc

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Reconciliation Day Friday 12th April.  Confessions available all day

Mass for the Sick Monday 15th April, 2.00pm, Church of the Assumption

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

WORKSHOP–NO POVERTY Mon 25, 7pm - 9pm, Marys Youth & Community Centre. Limited places available. Contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for further details.

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

FREE COMPUTER TRAINING FOR FARMERS, Library, Thursdays 5.30-7.30pm.  Booking at Irish Rural Link 090 6482744.

MEATH DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 9-14 September 2019. Tel 01-6359300. email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

MEATH DIOCESAN PIONEERS NOVENA TO VENERABLE MATT TALBOT, Cathedral of Christ the King Mullingar, Fri 22, 7.30pm. Refreshments served afterwards.

TULLAMORE PHOENIX MARKET - supporting local charities - Sat 10am-3pm, Kilcruttin, beside Food Market. Ph 087 90 50910

SHALOM RETREAT: Céilí Community, Kilbeggan, Fri 29-Sun 31, 10am-4pm. Ph Shobin Jose 087 248 4145 or Annie Joseph 086 301 0681. Register at   www.shalommedia.org/retreat. 

“HANDS FOR LIFE PROGRAMME”: Free CPR Training programme.  If interested text name & no to 087 634 4725.   

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.

RETREAT: Ceili Community, Kilbeggan, Fri 29-Sun 31, 10am-4pm.   Ph Shobin Jose 087 248 4145 or Annie Joseph 086 301 0681. Register at www.shalommedia.org/retreat.

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

GROW:  Lonely, isolated or suffering from stress, join us Wed, 11am, Tullamore Library.  Contact Assumpta 086 811 4135.

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

PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA 8-16 SEPT:  Spiritual Director Fr Tony Gavin PP Tubber.  Details & booking to Fr Tony Gavin 087 413 627 or Mrs Anna Condron 0906 482228.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY:  Parishioners in need of help can contact us by phone, 057 9322072 or 087 755 7294. 

DOCHAS OFFALY CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: Drop In Centre, Offaly St, Mon to Thurs, 10am-2pm.  Phone 9328268.

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

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

FREE DIGITAL SKILLS CLASSES Town Library, Mon 28 Feb, 11, 18 Mar, 10.30am-1pm or 2-4.30pm.  To book place call/text 086 812 4073, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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

YOUTH 2000 PRAYER MEETINGS: Fun, friends & faith for 18-35 olds – prayer group Thurs, 6.45-7.45pm, Parish Centre. Details from Taylor 087 785 1086, Maria 086 241 4457.

DURROW CÉILÍ CLUB:  Céilí & set dancing classes, Tuesdays, 8pm, Tullamore Pitch & Putt Club.  New members welcome.

TULLAMORE LIBRARY offer a wide range of classes, courses and events.  For details contact 057 9346832 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

MOJO - mental health and wellbeing group programme for men, 18 years & over, who are distressed and/or experiencing employment related issues. The next 12 week programme starts 23 Jan, Offaly Local Development Company, Main St.  For details log on to mojo.ngo or contact Caroline, Ph 087-602 8801 / email: cbrickland@offalyldc.ieClonmacnois 

LOST:  Miraculous gold medal.  If found contact 086 197 4281

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.

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

ARK OF DIVINE MERCY ATHLONE: Pilgrimage to Medjugorje May 21st - 28th 2019. Details from Kathleen 087 660 0190 / Paul 087 782 8283 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

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 .

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 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.

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.

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 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. 

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.

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.

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 

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