30 Jun 2022

Offaly Community Notes (May 28-June 3)

All this week's community notes

Offaly Community Notes

Offaly Community Notes


KDA Lotto Results 28/5/18

Jackpot €17,600
Numbers Drawn 9, 10, 13, 21
No Jackpot Winner, No match 3 winners
4 x €50 Lucky Dip Winners
Regina Spain - prom D Lowry, Sean Doyle - prom D Costello, Aidan Rosney - prom K Guinan and Brian Deegan - prom B Rosney

€50 promoters prize - Heffernan's Newsagents

Next Draw Monday 5th June in Dooleys for a Jackpot of €17,800

Senior Citizens Outing

Senior outing to Galway on Thursday the 7th of June please get names to Linda 0872646093 or Colette 085 7539486. Fare is €25 which is to be paid for before the trip. You can meet us on Friday morning the 1st of June in the Tea Rooms in
the KDA from 11am to 12pm Please Note the bus is leaving the square at 10:30 am. It would be very helpful to the committee if all fares were paid before the trip. Thank you.

Outreach Support Clinic (Paul Farrell)

Starting Wednesday 6th June from 9.30am to 1pm. and every Wednesday thereafter. 30min time slots. This will be a confidential one to one service which support people in the community. It is a free of charge service tailored to individual needs. Call the office in St Joseph’s Community Centre on 0579135445.

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, 4star 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 087 6982937, Vera Hayden on 086 0222962 or Mary Feighery on 085 7465331to book your place.

Kilcormac Community Employment Scheme

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

1. Caretaker Mucklagh Community Centre job ref number 2073112

2. 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 the 10th of June 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 086 8417617 or Linda on 0872646093 to book a seat. Deposit of €10 will be required to hold a seat. 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 Five Alley is planned. Members are requested to assemble at Dan and Mollys at 4.45pm … transport will be provided.

Kilcormac Women's Group

KWG meeting onTuesday 5th of June at 7 30 pm. This is our AGM, membership is due and costs €15. Membership paid on the night goes into a draw to win it back. We have arranged a mass on that night at 7pm for all our deceased members. Hope to see you all then. New members welcome.

Ballyboy C.C.É.

Members, supporters and friends of our branch celebrated a wonderful evening of traditional entertainment outdoors at Dan and Molly’s last Friday. Sincere thanks to all our pupils who joined us on the evening, particularly members of our Grúpaí Ceoil and our two céilí bands who performed for all who gathered together. Special thanks to those who contributed in any way to the occasion, helping set up our performance space, organising photography of presentations and group ensembles, and of course to Molly, Catríona and Fergal for their hospitality and for the refreshments provided. Our advanced players continued
the entertainment indoors later in the evening, bringing our Traditional Session Season to an apt and lively close! We must now look forward to preparing for the Leinster Fleadh Cheoil in July! For further updates of our branch events please visit our new Facebook page Ballyboy Comhaltas (@ballyboycce).

Killoughey Community Centre

Join your friends and neighbours for a cup of tea and a chat. Complementary tea and coffee will be served in Killoughey
Community Centre following Mass in Mount Bolus on Sunday, 3 June. Baked goods will be on sale to enjoy with your cuppa or to take home for a treat with Sunday dinner. All donations of cakes, biscuits, buns and tarts are gratefully welcome.

Killoughey Badminton Club

Congratulations to the KK Community Games Girls Badminton team for winning the National Community Games title. The
win against Listowel in the semi-final and Roads-FBD. Co. Roscommon in the final completed 3-in-a-row National titles for Kilcormac-Killoughey Community Games girls. The team of Emily-Rose Johnson, Kerri Healion, Katelyn Halpin, Sarah Doherty, Mary Jo Halpin, Caroline Meacle, Joanne Cushen and Abbie Lynch-Egan played with great grit and determination. Sarah
and Katelyn ground out an especially tough 3-set victory in 1 st Doubles against Listowel and Kerri Healion claimed victory in 2 nd singles against FBD by a single point in the third set. This makes 10 All-Ireland and National titles for Killoughey Badminton Club teams.


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.

Offaly Heritage

This year Heritage Week will take place from 18-26 August 2018 and the Heritage Council is asking you to 'Share A Story, Make A Connection' as part of European Year of Cultural Heritage.

They are encouraging everyone from young people to new arrivals to Ireland to retired people to get involved and share your stories. Event registration is now open.

There is lots of support information, ideas and videos on and through the facebook page.

If you would like to discuss an idea or talk through a project do call the heritage office. We look forward to another interesting and engaging week in Offaly!

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