The Tullamore Garda Station Social Club annual progressive 25 card drive takes place on Tuesday, February 7 in the Tullamore Court Hotel at 9pm and this year all proceeds go to the Irish Wheelchair Association Centre at Ballinagar. All welcome.

Midlands Astronomy Club

‘Telescope Construction and Maintenance’ is the next lecture presented by Midlands Astronomy Club on Tuesday, February 7 in the Presbyterian Hall, High Street in Tullamore at 8pm.

Presented by Michael O’Connell, he will talk about the construction of his own telescope. Members will also demonstrate how to maintain your own telescope including a cleaning demonstration on the club’s 12 inch mirror. All are welcome to attend, admission is €2. New members are welcome.

‘Astronomy Observing Session’ takes place on Saturday night, February 4 at the club’s Observing Site in Clonminch, Tullamore from 8pm. Weather permitting, there will be telescopes on display looking at the night sky.

Wrap up warm, children are welcome when accompanied with an adult and you can bring your own telescope too. No admission charge! Contact the Secretary, Seanie Morris, on 087 6825910 for further information and directions.


Members of the club will attend a disco in Ballinabrackey on Friday, February 10 from 9pm to 12pm.


There has been an increased demand from teachers for information on epilepsy. So to mark European Epilepsy Day, Brainwave, the Irish Epilepsy Association is inviting Teachers to an Information Evening in OCIL Clonminch Rd, Tullamore on Monday, February 13 at 7pm.

This event will be an opportunity for teachers to learn more about the condition and to have questions answered. Each teacher will receive a Teacher Information Pack. Places are limited so early booking is essential.


Art Classes For Adults: These classes take place in the Arden View Community & Family Resource Centre every Monday evening from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. If you are interested please contact the centre.

Community Liaison Gardai: If you need any information or forms completed or signed, Community Liaison Gardai will be available to meet members of the public in the Arden View Community & Family Resource Centre.

Monday Afternoon Club: Senior members of the community meet every Monday afternoon at 2.30pm to 4.30pm in the Family Resource Centre. This is an opportunity for all to come together and meet socially. Activities to date have included arts and crafts, bingo, trips and other social activities. Refreshments provided. All welcome. Contact Imelda on 057-9320598 for more details.

Driver Theory: Driver Theory Test Practice available. Contact the centre on 057-9320598 to book session.

Art Classes: Children’s Art Classes with professional artist Vincent Devine every Thursday afternoon from 3.15pm to 5.15pm. Contact Vincent on 086-3561057.

Counselling: Perhaps your having difficulties in your life. Would it help to talk to somebody. Arden View Family Resource Centre offer affordable and confidential bereavement and relationship counselling. This service is located in the centre. To arrange an appointment contact Margaret on 057-9320598.

Pitch & Putt Club

Progressive 25’s (Tuesdays) and Old time dancing (Thursdays) continues in the Clubhouse. All are welcome.

Ballycommon Art Group

The Art group has resumed from 8 to 9.30pm in Kilmurry Community Centre on Tuesday nights. New members are always welcome. For more information please contact Yvonne on 086 0773130.


Vocal ensemble Le Cheile Singers is looking for new members. If you are interested in choral singing, can read the music, are 18 to 40 years old, you are welcome to write about yourself tolecheilesingers@yahoo.ie

Please include your name, voice type and a little bit about your musical background or you can contact choir director Andrius at 087 7747967. Auditions will take place in St Mary’s Parish Centre.


The Carers Association provides a variety of services to family carers in order to assist them in their valuable role including regular support group meetings. If you would like more information on what we can do for you, please contact Sheilah Kinsella, The Carers Association, Market Square, Tullamore on 057 9322920.

St Vincent de Paul

If you can spare one hour per week at St Vincent de Paul we would like to hear from you. For futher information contact 057 93 22072 or 087 7557294.


Bingo in aid of Temple St Children’s Hospital on Wednesdays at 8.30pm in GAA Centre.

Tullamore Tidy Towns

Volunteers wanted to help weekly to clean up in and around the town. Meetings take place and Kilbride car park on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7pm.

Want to learn English?

Free classes take place in Tullamore Parish Centre. For more information call Rose on 087 6469680 or 057 9321587.


Junior Football: Junior Ladies Football training on Tuesdays at 7.30pm and Thursday at 7pm in O Brien Park. League commencing in February. New Members welcome.

Come in your club colours: At all masses on the weekend of February 18/19 there is a celebration of the role of sporting organisations in our community. Come in your club colours. For further information contact the Parish Centre 9321587.

U-14 Féile Football: Offaly host the U-14 All-Ireland Football Féile on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 June 2012.

Tullamore Cómhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann

Tullamore Cómhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann looks forward to another busy year with the Siulóid as Gaeilge re-commencing once the weather improves. Watch out for more details.

The annual concert is on Friday, March 16 in the Bridge House with more details to follow.

Tullamore CCE annual table quiz is on Friday, February 10 in Maunsells (White House) starting at 9pm.

Junior and Adult music classes continue. For more details call 086 1068949.

Friends of Chernobyl Children Tullamore

If you are interested in becoming a Host Family please contact Maire 087 2974273 or Alma 086 3857374 on or before Friday, February 24.


The numbers drawn in the club lotto on Saturday, January 28 were 4, 7, 21 and 30. There was no jackpot winner and nine match three winners Pauric Clooney, C Merriman, Áine Heffernan c/o T Martin, Marie Tyrell c/o T O’Connor, Brenadan Troy c/o The Steeple, Tom Furlong c/o K Furlong, Elaine Kidney c/o G Mannion, Trish Dowling c/o J Dowling and Marie Donnellan.

The next draw takes place on Saturday, February 4 in The Lantern with prize money standing at €9,800.

U-10 and U-12 winter hurling training continues every Friday evening at 6pm in the Soccer Club. All are welcome.

Football League commences this week: Div 1 FL - Walsh Island v Tullamore, Div 3 FL - Tullamore v Birr.

Tullamore GAA are now in the world of twitter. You can follow us @tullamoregaa


Amy Martin Chairperson, Alex Vickers Secretary, Regina Galvin Treasurer and Deanna Kelly PRO attended the Regional Conference of Foroige in Athlone on Saturday, January 28.

Amy Martin and Alex Vickers were elected to the Regional Panel of Foroige. This was a great achievement for the members and indeed for the wider Foroige members and leaders in Durrow.

They will now go forward for election to the National Council of Foroige. Congratulations and well done to all concerned.


Congratulations: Congratulations to Elaine Dermody (Drumcullen) who received her well deserved award Offaly GAA/Bridge House Award.

3rd Level Competitions: In the qualifying round of the Purcell Cup, NUI Maynooth saw off the challenge of AIT with our Tullamore camogie member Ailse Hughes to the fore on the scoring sheet for the home side 2nd Level Competitions: Sacred Heart School Tullamore played Kilkenny’s Castlecomer Community School in the Leinster Colleges Junior final in Mountmellick last week.  Backed with many players from our club and captained by Lisa Gorman the team had prepared well under their trainers Elaine Lanham and Karen Brady. Having performed well in the semi final hopes were high of a title alas the Castlecomer team came out deserved winners on the day.  Sacred Heart School will now play the Ulster winners in the quarter final of the All Ireland leg of the competition. County Teams: Many players from the club have started their training with county teams are wished every success

Ballinamere GAA

Letto: (January 23) Letters drawn were J, K, X, D. €20 winners were Ruth Abraham, Dermot Cuskelly and Ann Gillespie. Jackpot next week is €7800 Training: Training has resumed and continues each week every Tuesday and Friday night. All players are urged to attend. Adrian Gaffey is training the players for next six weeks. Club Gear: Club shorts and Socks are in stock in Colgan sports, Tanyard, Tullamore. IHC group: Ballinamere, Lusmagh, Coolderry, K/K, Clara, Ballyskenagh.

JHC Group: Ballinamere, Brosna Gaels, Belmont, Shinrone, Seir Kieran, Killeigh, Kinnitty, Birr