30 Jun 2022

Offaly Community Notes (May 21-27)

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Offaly Community Notes

Offaly Community Notes


Ballyboy C.C.É.

Our Traditional Session Season ‘finale session’ will take place on Friday, May 25 in Dan & Molly’s commencing at 7.30p.m. We invite all our pupils and members to join us on this occasion. It is hoped that our Grúpaí Ceoil and Céilí Bands will perform their selection of tunes giving everyone the opportunity to hear the great work that they have done in preparation for the recent Offaly Fleadh Cheoil. We look forward to a wonderful evening of traditional music, song and dance!

Killoughey Community Centre

Save the date. Complimentary tea and coffee will be served in Killoughey Community Centre after 10 a.m. Mass in Mount Bolus the first Sunday of every month beginning Sunday, June 3. Baked goods will be on sale to enjoy with your cuppa or to take home with you. In October, the Committee under the leadership of Tommy Phelan, are planning an American
Tea Party to raise additional funds for the Centre. Right now the Committee are finalising a grant application to obtain funds for painting the exterior of the Community Centre, to acquire new kitchen equipment, and to buy some maintenance equipment to use in the Hall grounds. The grant monies will be used on a 60/40 basis to extend the monies raised from the Monster Auction held last October in conjunction with Mount Bolus National School. The next Hall Committee meeting is Thursday, 24 May at 8 p.m. Following the meeting, a hall cleaning will take place in preparation for Referendum Polling to be held in the Hall on 25 May. If you are free Thursday, come to the meeting and help ready the Hall for Friday.

Killoughey Badminton

Congratulations to Judy for being conferred with honorary life membership in the Leinster Branch Badminton Union of Ireland for her work with the Killoughey Badminton Juveniles and with Offaly Juvenile and Schools badminton. Good luck to the Killoughey-Kilcormac Community Games girls Badminton team when they play in the National Finals next Saturday.

Senior Citizens Outing

Senior outing to Galway on Thursday, June 7 - please get names to Linda 0872646093 or Colette 085 7539486. Fare is €25 which will be paid for before the trip. You can meet us on Friday morning, May 25 and Friday morning, June 1 in the Tea Rooms in the KDA from 11am to 12pm thank you.

Kilcormac Ramblers

Members who have not renewed their membership or who would like to join us this season are asked to do so before the end of June. €15 per person payable to Vera Hayden or Rosie Mulrooney (treasurers) Annual Outing Details for Kilcormac Ramblers:- Ballymascanlon House Hotel, 4-star hotel Dundalk, Co Louth. Monday 2nd July 2018 X 3 nights/ 4 days Price
275 euro per person sharing. Single Rooms 15 euro per night extra Contact Seamus on 0876982937, Vera Hayden on 086 0222962 or Mary Feighery on 085 7465331to book your place.

Kilcormac Indoor Car Boot Sale

St Joseph’s Community Centre will hold an indoor car boot sale on Saturday, May 26 from 10am until 3pm. To book a space or make enquiries please contact the office on 0579135445.

Kilcormac Community Employment Scheme

Kilcormac Community Employment Scheme are currently advertising for the following vacancies on our Community Employment Scheme:

Caretaker - Mucklagh Community Centre job ref number 2073112
Environmental worker. Job ref CES-2063569 - This is a split position - based in Kilcormac for 2 days and Mount Bolus for 1 day

If you are interested in applying for either position please contact your local Employment Services, quoting the job reference number. The Employment Services Office is located in the Department of Social Protection, Tara Buildings, Castle Street Tullamore. You can contact the scheme supervisor on 05791-35512 for further information

The Four Seasons Gardening Club

The Buds & Blossoms Garden Festival takes place on Sunday, June 10 in Spink Community Grounds, Abbeyleix, Co Laois from 12-6pm. Guest Speakers on the day will be Dermot O’Neill, Bob Brown and Paul Smyth, nursery and gardening experts. Lots of fun for all the family. Bus will be going from the square in Kilcormac. Names to Eileen on 0868417617 or Linda on 0872646093 to book a seat. Deposit of €10 will be required to hold a seat.

Irish Wheelchair Association Church Gate Collection

The collection took place on the weekend of the 12 th and 13 th of May. We are delighted to to have raised a total of €601.20. Sincere thanks to all who donated so generously and to all our collectors

Ballyboy High Mileage Group

The group will take a step back in time on Thursday the 31 st of May when a visit to the ancestral home of Pat and Anne Egan Fiveally is planned. Members are requested to assemble at Dan and Mollys at 4.45pm. Transport will be provided


Ballycumber/Leamanaghan Notes


On Wednesday, May 23, in Ballinahown Church, Mass will be celebrated at 7.30pm, followed by 30 minutes of Eucharistic Adoration.

We will pray that compassion and care will be shown to all, especially to the most vulnerable, to unborn children and their mothers, and that the sacredness of human life will be everywhere respected.


We congratulate the children who received their First Communion in Pullough on Saturday 19 th – May they remain close to Jesus always

Ellie Fox
Ryan Kidney
Noah Tierney
Kyle Hill
Jack Delany
Naomi Mooney
Terry Heffernan
Will Heffernan
Sophie McDonagh
Alicia Bracken
Lucy-Jo Hill
Caoimhe Buckley
Ava Moran

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.

Citizens Online

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


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.

Scoil Mhuire, Tullamore

Scoil Mhuire extends an invitation to past pupils, former parents, staff and friends of the school to a walkaround of the newly extended and re-furbished school on Thursday, May 17, from 6pm - 8:30pm.

Music in Medicine Workshop

THERAPEUTIC HARP in Gerontology and Hospice care with Jayne Demakos - An information and creative workshop at Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore for health care providers, families and community members

Date & Time: Thursday 7th June, 10.30am – 12noon (90 minute workshop)

Venue: Education Centre, Scott Building, Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore (MRHT), Arden Road, Tullamore, Co Offaly

Tickets:  Free – Places limited - Booking is essential at:

The Irish Wheelchair Association Volunteer Afternoon

The Irish Wheelchair Association in Ballinagar are hosting Volunteer afternoon tea on Wednesday the 30th May from 2pm to 4pm.

Irish Wheelchair Association Celebrates the valuable contribution of Volunteers in County Offaly. Volunteers are hugely valued by the Irish Wheelchair Association and play a significant role in supporting IWA to provide a wide range of quality locally based services to its members in Offaly.

As part of National Volunteering Week(14 th -20 th May 2018) IWA Ballinagar, Tullamore, Co. Offaly is recognising and celebrating the many dedicated community volunteers who support its services and activities with an informal social afternoon. All IWA volunteers, past and present are invited to attend.

For further information of details please contact Josephine Kenny, Service Co-Ordinator on 057-9350065.

IWA Ballinagar is delighted to welcome new volunteers to the organisation. People are at the heart of everything that IWA does and excellent training is provided to volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering with IWA please come along to our volunteer event and find out more.


The Pattern of Durrow event returns on Saturday, June 9. Activities include:

10.00A.M First Holy Communion Mass
12.00 Noon Concelebrated Mass followed by procession to the Well and High Cross

4.30pm. Sports in Durrow GAA field:

- Races, wheelbarrow, three legged race, potato and spoon etc
- Guess the No of Sweets
- Matches
- Face Painting
- Other activities

Weather permitting for sports.

Entry: €5.00 per Adult Children: Free
There will be a shop and raffle Tickets for Durrow Pattern on sale in shop -
Prizes:1st €300.00, 2nd €100.00, 3rd €100.00, 4th €50.00, 5th €50.00
Price: €1.00ea Card of 6 €5.00

To end the evening there will be cards in the hall. All welcome
Time: 9.00p.m.

During the Cards the Durrow Pattern Raffle takes place.

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