02 Jul 2022

Offaly Community Notes (April 23-29)

All this week's community notes

Offaly Community Notes

Offaly Community Notes

Ballycumber/Leamanaghan Notes


The World Meeting of the Families takes place in Dublin next August. It consists of a three day event at the RDS in Ballsbridge (August 22, 23, 24) a vigil-type Festival of Families in Croke Park on the evening of Saturday, August 25 and a concluding Mass in the Phoenix Park in the early afternoon of Sunday, August 25.

There is a cost for attendance at the RDS days, but no cost for attendance at the Croke Park and Phoenix Park events, at which Pope Francis will preside. However, for attendance at any of these events, it will be necessary to register online at

For the Croke Park event, where space is limited, priority will be given to people who have booked to
participate in the World Meeting in the RDS.


The next meeting for parents in our pastoral area who have a child for baptism will be held in the Parochial House in Ballinahown on Thursday, May 17 from 8.00pm to 9.00pm. Subsequent pre-baptism meetings are scheduled for Thursday, June 14 and Thursday, July 19. Parents are asked to contact their local priest about attendance at these meetings.

Offaly Heritage Events

Monday 23 April, 8pm   

Bernie Moran on River Systems - Superhighways of Early Christian Ireland

Offaly Historical Society – Bury Quay, Tullamore


Ravens of Connmara

8pm: Teach Lea, Boora

Speaker: Dermot Breen, Conservation Ranger with Connemara National Park

Dermot is from Offaly and Offaly Naturalists’ Field Club are delighted to have him back to give this talk.

Ballycommon TTC

Call Service

We offer a Friendly Call Service. We are inviting all Senior Members of the community to sign up for this FREE and CONFIDENTIAL service, which we believe will be of great benefit to everybody.

Upcoming Courses 2018

Manual Handling

1st May 2018 9.30-1pm

Cost €50

Safe Pass

Sat 28th April, 7.45-4.30pm

Cost €110 (includes lunch)

Citizens Online

Basic every day Internet skills – 5 x 2hour classes.


Parish Centre Tullamore   

also available subject to demand   

Geashill National School 26th April 7-9 pm 

Create and Decorate Course

3 x 2 hours class, €30 (can be held in your local venue)

Basic First Aid courses

also available subject to demand   

Call (057) 93 53177/53441 to book your place on any course Please note that courses are subject to enrollment numbers.

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