28 Jun 2022

Women’s Groups seek new members

THE Women’s Groups of Mid and North Offaly came together recently in County Offaly VEC in Tullamore.

THE Women’s Groups of Mid and North Offaly came together recently in County Offaly VEC in Tullamore.

The event was organised by Michelle Shanahan, Community Education Facilitator of County Offaly VEC and Ann McHugh, Community Development Worker with Offaly Local Development Company.

The aim of the event was to bring together the Women’s Groups from Mid and North Offaly to network and share information on activities, fundraising and attracting new members.

Seven Women’s Groups were represented on the night from Ballycumber, Clara, Daingean, Mucklagh, Rahan and Walsh Island.

On the night, Michelle outlined the services available through the Adult Education Service of County Offaly VEC, including courses and programmes available to groups through the Community Education Service.

Ann gave a presentation on the services available from Offaly Local Development Company.

Women’s Groups are an excellent social outlet for women of any age, particularly those who are new to an area.

The groups provide a varied range of social activities, speakers, facilitators and arts and crafts. Courses are provided in the areas of oil painting, pottery, beauty care, health, fitness, quilting, gardening and cookery to name but a few.

If you are interested in finding out more about the groups, please contact Michelle Shanahan, CEF, Co Offaly VEC on 057 93 49441 / email

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