Groups

This is a list of all parish and community groups and notices which relate to each. Click on the group name below for more information.

Accord

AccordUnit 7, Carmody St Business park,  Ennis  www.accord.ie

Confidential counselling by trained counsellors for people experiencing difficulties in their marriage. Fertility counselling,family planning and marital sexual therapy also available.
Engaged Encounter at Esker, Athenry. Tel: 091 562331

Contact – 065 682 4297 / 1850 58 5000

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Adoption Services

Clarecare Adoption Services, Clarecare, Harmony Row.
Contact: Laura O’Callaghan, Michelle Dowling or Carmel O’Dea
Admin Secretary: Michelle O’Halloran

Contact: 065 68 28178

email: adoption@clarecare.ie

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Altar Society

Floral decoration of Church and care of Altar Linens
Cathedral – Contact Josepha Quigley, 065 6823795
St. Joseph’s – Contact Fr. John Mc Govern, 065 6822166 / 6821511
Cloughleigh – Contact Fr. Tom O’ Gorman, 065 6840715

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Alzheimer Society-Clare Branch

A day care centre operates three times weekly in Cuan an Chlair, Cahercalla, Ennis –  Open from 9.30 am to 4.00 pm, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday. Contact : Linda on 087 9152151 during opening times.

Support meetings are held for carers, relatives and friends every six weeks at the Day Centre, Cuan an Chlair, Cahercalla, Ennis – please contact office on 065 6868621 for details on times and dates.

Home care support can be obtained from this office for carers

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Aware

Aware is an organisation formed in 1985 by a group of interested patients, relatives and mental health professionals. Meetings are held all over the country to give help and encouragement to people suffering from depression and to their relatives.

Contact no: 01 6766166.
www.aware.ie

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Bereavement

BereavementBereaved Parents Association is an organisation for bereaved parents, grandparents, brothers, and sisters. Meetings by arrangement or any Tuesday in Cathedral House at 8pm, or Friary Parlous any day.
Contact – Ann on 065 682 0024 to arrange.

Clare Suicide Bereavement Support:This is a group of trained, non professional volunteers who befriend and support individuals, families and communities bereaved by suicide. The suicide may be recent or in the past.  A meeting is held on the   ist Wednesday of

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Bushypark Treatment Centre

Bushypark, Ennis.
Tel 065 694 0944
Email: bushyparkhouse@clarecare.ie
Web: www.bushypark.ie

Bushypark Treatment Centre is a facility designed to help individuals and their families recover from addictions and regain control of their lives. Bushypark offers a 30 day residential treatment program for people addicted to alcohol, chemicals or gambling

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Cancer Support Group

National Cancer Support Group:
Contact no: 1800 200 700

Action Breast Cancer support:
Contact no: 1800 30 90 40

Irish Cancer Society: 5, Northumberland Road, Dublin 4.

Free Breast Check: 1800 454 555

Clare Cancer Support: 087 6912396
www.clarecancersupport.com

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Caring for Carers

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Caring for Carers meet at Clarecare, Harmony Row, Ennis on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 7.30 p.m. – 9.00 p.m.
Contact 065-6866515.

Carers Centre, 2 Carmody St. Business Park, Carmody Street.
Open Monday to Friday from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm where information, support and advice are available for carers.
www.caringforcarers.ie/

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Chaplaincy

The work of the Chaplaincy covers:-Visitation of schools, support of the work of teachers, Preparation of parishoners for the Sacraments, Class and Graduation Liturgy, Participation on Boards of Management.

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Choir Directors

ChoirCathedral – Contact Michael Hennessy, 065 682 4043
St. Joseph’s Church – Contact 065 682 2166 (Director: Theresa Murphy, & organist Claire Browne)
Cloughleigh
The Friary – Contact Michelle Hennessy, 065 682 8751

You can read more here about the choir and its history

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Clare Youth Information Bureau

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Director: Margaret Slattery,
Tel: 065-6824137

Rights & entitlements, accommodation, travel, local info, working abroad, education, application forms, outreach programmes, full secretarial & printing service available.
 

Youth Training Schemes:  Contact Youth Centre, Carmody St 

 

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Clarecare

ClarecareHarmony Row, Ennis.
Tel. 065 682 8178
General Manager: Fiacre Hensey

Email: info@clarecare.ie
Web: www.clarecare.ie

A professional voluntary agency, which aims to provide a range of people centred accessible services that meet current and changing needs in Co. Clare 

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Cloughleigh Community Centre:

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Cloughleigh Community Centre is based at Davitt Terrace, Cloughleigh. The centre is community based and is administered by Cloughleigh Residents & Development group.
This group is voluntary and liaise with the statuary bodies for the betterment of the community of Cloughleigh.
Chairman: Noel Fawl, Gordon Drive, Cloughleigh.
Vice-Chairman: Flan Brennan, Morrissey Ave, Cloughleigh
Treasurer: Kieran Walsh, 065 6820745
Assist Treasurer: Flan Brennan, 065 6822601
Assist Secretary & RAPID Community Chairperson: Dolores Nevin; 6842096.
RAPID Community Rep.: Flan Brennan, Dolores Nevin

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Communications Group

The brief of the 5 members of the Communications Group is to let people know what is happening in Ennis Parish and invite them to get involved in the life of their church. Contact Fr. Tom Hogan

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Cura

CuraPregnant & Worried? CURA cares.
Unexpected pregnancy is hard to take.

For confidential and free advice contact Cura @ 6829905.

Office hours:
Monday 7.00am to 9.00pm
Wednesday & Thursday 11.00am to 1.00pm

Office at 2 Barrack Close, Ennis.

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Ennis Parish Pastoral Council

Ennis Parish Pastoral Council is a decision making body, composed of lay people, priests and other religious, who take co-responsibility for pastoral planning and pastoral care within the Catholic Church in the Parish of Ennis.  The focus of the Pastoral Council is collaborative ministry, in other words all of us working together for the good of parish and sharing the responsibility.  The role of the Pastoral Council is to confirm, refine and co-ordinate the policy making, planning and management of

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Eucharistic Ministers, Readers, Altar Servers

If you would like to volunteer for any of these ministries, please contact:
Cathedral – Call 065 682 4043
St. Joseph’s Church – Call 065 682 2166
Cloughleigh – Call 065 684 0715
The Friary – Call 065 682 8751

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Friends of Old Drumcliffe:

Voluntary work groups involved with the maintenance of Old Drumcliffe graveyard. 
Workday : Saturday from 10am to 1pm. Contact : 6824043.

 

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Grow

Grow consists of a network of mutual help groups, which meet weekly.  In these meetings, people learn to understand the factors which promote mental health and what steps they can take themselves, along with friendly help and support, to overcome problems such as phobias, anxiety, depression, panic attacks and loneliness. 

Meetings in Ennis: Monday 8pm in St Anthony’s Hall, (Friary). 
Thursday 8pm, room 2, Community Centre, Ennis or tel: 061 318813 for more information

www.grow.ie
www.console.ie

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Killaloe Apostolic Work

Apostolic SocietyMaria Assumpta Hall, Station Road, Ennis

Hours of Opening: Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 10am – 1.00pm and 2.00pm – 5.00pm

Contact: 065 6823351
email: killaloeapostolic@eircom.net

Objectives: To share in the missionary aposolate of the Church by prayer, and by supplying material and financial aid in those areas where the Church is not yet fully established. To sanctify members’ lives by their participation in Apostolic Work.

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Legion of Mary

Legion of Mary

MID-CLARE COMITIUM MEETING:
2nd Thursday of every month at 8.00 p.m.
Maria Assumpta Hall
Station Road
Ennis

Visiting Legionaries, Priests or Religious always welcome.

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Mass in Honour of Our Lady with Novena Prayer at 10.00am every Saturday in the Friary Church.

Our lady of Fatima devotions in the cathedral on the 1st Saturday of each month after 10.00am Mass

Visiting Legionaries, Priests or Religious always welcome.

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Money Advice & Budgeting Service

MABS is a national, free, confidential and independent service for people in debt or in danger of getting into debt

Contact:  Clare MABS,
                       8 Harmony Row,
                       Ennis

Tel: 065 684 1991.
http://www.mabs.ie

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Pray & Play Group

Simplified Liturgy for children from 3 years to First Holy Communion.  

Cathedral during 12.noon Mass;           Contact Julia Hayes  087 2282883

Cloughleigh during 11.00 a.m.              Contact Fr. Tom O’Gorman   065 6840715

The Friary during 10.30a.m. Mass on Sundays. Contact 6828751

 

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Rainbows

Support group programme for children who have suffered significant loss in their lives, either through death, divorce or other painful transition.
Contact: Caitriona Mc Nicholas 087 6245675

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Respond

Respond! is Ireland’s largest not for profit Housing Association. We seek to create a positive future for people by alleviating poverty and creating vibrant, socially integrated communities.

We do this through providing access to education, childcare, community development programmes, housing and other supports.

Tel 065 6823514
http://www.respond.ie

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Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

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The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an international voluntary Catholic Christian organisation.
The Society has been in Ireland since 1844 and has extensive experience of working with a diverse range of people who experience poverty and exclusion. Through a network of over 9,500 volunteers, it is strongly committed to working for social justice and advocates the creation of a more just and caring society.

 The aim of the S.V.P. is to help the poor in Ennis.
Conferences are

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Accord

AccordUnit 7, Carmody St Business park,  Ennis  www.accord.ie

Confidential counselling by trained counsellors for people experiencing difficulties in their marriage. Fertility counselling,family planning and marital sexual therapy also available.
Engaged Encounter at Esker, Athenry. Tel: 091 562331

Contact – 065 682 4297 / 1850 58 5000

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Alzheimer Society-Clare Branch

A day care centre operates three times weekly in Cuan an Chlair, Cahercalla, Ennis –  Open from 9.30 am to 4.00 pm, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday. Contact : Linda on 087 9152151 during opening times.

Support meetings are held for carers, relatives and friends every six weeks at the Day Centre, Cuan an Chlair, Cahercalla, Ennis – please contact office on 065 6868621 for details on times and dates.

Home care support can be obtained from this office for carers

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Aware

Aware is an organisation formed in 1985 by a group of interested patients, relatives and mental health professionals. Meetings are held all over the country to give help and encouragement to people suffering from depression and to their relatives.

Contact no: 01 6766166.
www.aware.ie

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Bereavement

BereavementBereaved Parents Association is an organisation for bereaved parents, grandparents, brothers, and sisters. Meetings by arrangement or any Tuesday in Cathedral House at 8pm, or Friary Parlous any day.
Contact – Ann on 065 682 0024 to arrange.

Clare Suicide Bereavement Support:This is a group of trained, non professional volunteers who befriend and support individuals, families and communities bereaved by suicide. The suicide may be recent or in the past.  A meeting is held on the   ist Wednesday of

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Bushypark Treatment Centre

Bushypark, Ennis.
Tel 065 694 0944
Email: bushyparkhouse@clarecare.ie
Web: www.bushypark.ie

Bushypark Treatment Centre is a facility designed to help individuals and their families recover from addictions and regain control of their lives. Bushypark offers a 30 day residential treatment program for people addicted to alcohol, chemicals or gambling

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Cancer Support Group

National Cancer Support Group:
Contact no: 1800 200 700

Action Breast Cancer support:
Contact no: 1800 30 90 40

Irish Cancer Society: 5, Northumberland Road, Dublin 4.

Free Breast Check: 1800 454 555

Clare Cancer Support: 087 6912396
www.clarecancersupport.com

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Caring for Carers

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Caring for Carers meet at Clarecare, Harmony Row, Ennis on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 7.30 p.m. – 9.00 p.m.
Contact 065-6866515.

Carers Centre, 2 Carmody St. Business Park, Carmody Street.
Open Monday to Friday from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm where information, support and advice are available for carers.
www.caringforcarers.ie/

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Clare Haven House

Clare Haven House: Supporting and Advising Women and Families about Domestic Violence at Munster House, Gort Road Ind. Estate, Ennis Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm. Telephone: 065-6842646;

Fax. 065-6842654 Help Line: 065-6822435/ 6849777(24 hour)

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Clare Youth Information Bureau

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Director: Margaret Slattery,
Tel: 065-6824137

Rights & entitlements, accommodation, travel, local info, working abroad, education, application forms, outreach programmes, full secretarial & printing service available.
 

Youth Training Schemes:  Contact Youth Centre, Carmody St 

 

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Clarecare

ClarecareHarmony Row, Ennis.
Tel. 065 682 8178
General Manager: Fiacre Hensey

Email: info@clarecare.ie
Web: www.clarecare.ie

A professional voluntary agency, which aims to provide a range of people centred accessible services that meet current and changing needs in Co. Clare 

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Cloughleigh Community Centre:

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Cloughleigh Community Centre is based at Davitt Terrace, Cloughleigh. The centre is community based and is administered by Cloughleigh Residents & Development group.
This group is voluntary and liaise with the statuary bodies for the betterment of the community of Cloughleigh.
Chairman: Noel Fawl, Gordon Drive, Cloughleigh.
Vice-Chairman: Flan Brennan, Morrissey Ave, Cloughleigh
Treasurer: Kieran Walsh, 065 6820745
Assist Treasurer: Flan Brennan, 065 6822601
Assist Secretary & RAPID Community Chairperson: Dolores Nevin; 6842096.
RAPID Community Rep.: Flan Brennan, Dolores Nevin

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Cura

CuraPregnant & Worried? CURA cares.
Unexpected pregnancy is hard to take.

For confidential and free advice contact Cura @ 6829905.

Office hours:
Monday 7.00am to 9.00pm
Wednesday & Thursday 11.00am to 1.00pm

Office at 2 Barrack Close, Ennis.

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Deaf and Impaired Hearing:

Tel:, Geraldine Colleran @ 061- 467494/ 061- 467495, 
Video ‘phone: 061- 467492

 

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Grow

Grow consists of a network of mutual help groups, which meet weekly.  In these meetings, people learn to understand the factors which promote mental health and what steps they can take themselves, along with friendly help and support, to overcome problems such as phobias, anxiety, depression, panic attacks and loneliness. 

Meetings in Ennis: Monday 8pm in St Anthony’s Hall, (Friary). 
Thursday 8pm, room 2, Community Centre, Ennis or tel: 061 318813 for more information

www.grow.ie
www.console.ie

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Home Help Service

 Home Help Service is provided by Clarecare, contact Mary Cosgrove, 065  6828178.

 

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Money Advice & Budgeting Service

MABS is a national, free, confidential and independent service for people in debt or in danger of getting into debt

Contact:  Clare MABS,
                       8 Harmony Row,
                       Ennis

Tel: 065 684 1991.
http://www.mabs.ie

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MOVE

MOVE: Men overcoming violent emotions, contact: Clarecare @ 6828178.

 

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Pioneer Total Abstinence Association

Pioneer Total Abstinence Association: Secretary: Anna Lyons . Tel. 065 6822365
http://www.pioneerassociation.ie/

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Prayer Groups:

Charismatic Prayer Group: Meetings every Tuesday at 8.30 p.m. in St. Anthony’s Hall, Francis Street.

prayer  groupsChristian Life Sodality: Meetings of the Sodality in C.B.S. Monastery Chapel, monthly. Contact: Sr. Benedict Kenny 6842399.

Lectio Divina: Praying Sunday Readings each Tuesday.Contact: Br. Dick Burke @ 6822105.

Mothers’ Prayer Group:

Cloughleigh: 7.00pm Tuesday. Contact Mary Foley@ 6822853

St. Joseph’s: 7.15pm Monday. Contact Phil Chung @ 6848937

2.00pm Wednesdays. Contact Mary O’ Callaghan @ 6822930

Padre Pio Mass: St. Joseph’s Church – 7.30 p.m.

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Rainbows

Rainbows is a support group programme for children who have suffered significant loss in their lives, either through death, divorce or other painful transition. Contact:  01 4734175

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Respond

Respond! is Ireland’s largest not for profit Housing Association. We seek to create a positive future for people by alleviating poverty and creating vibrant, socially integrated communities.

We do this through providing access to education, childcare, community development programmes, housing and other supports.

Tel 065 6823514
http://www.respond.ie

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Retired

Ennis Active Retired Group: meetings every Tuesday from 11.00 am to 12.00 noon, in Clarecare. 6828178

Old Folks meetings on Monday evening @ 8.00 pm in Community Centre.

For Christmas dinner, contact: Fr. Ger Fitzgerald. 68 24043 & Peggy Kearney

Day Care Centres:
Clarecastle @ 6842457;
Kilmaley @ 6839768

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Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

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The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an international voluntary Catholic Christian organisation.
The Society has been in Ireland since 1844 and has extensive experience of working with a diverse range of people who experience poverty and exclusion. Through a network of over 9,500 volunteers, it is strongly committed to working for social justice and advocates the creation of a more just and caring society.

 The aim of the S.V.P. is to help the poor in Ennis.
Conferences are

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St. Anthony’s Day Centre

St. Anthony’s Day Centre: Francis Street, Ennis. A Day Care Centre run by the Mid-Western Health Board. Open Monday – Friday.

Monday: 8 p.m. – G.R.O.W. ;

Tuesday: 8.30 p.m. Charismatic Prayer Group;

Thursday: 8.00 p.m. Bushypark Aftercare. & 8.30 p.m. Women’s Club;

Friday: 8 – 10 p.m. Social Club; and Sunday: 8.00 p.m. Whist Drive.

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Youth Activities in Ennis:

Cloughleigh Youth Club: This club meets every Wednesday evening (September to May) in the Cloughleigh Community Centre.

Elmo’s Attic: This is a drop-in-centre, which caters for young people over the age of fifteen. It is open every Saturday (Closes for the Summer Months) from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. The centre is staffed by young people who are supported by a small number of adults.

The Junction, Cloughleigh Road, Ennis. A youth and Community development to serve the Youth

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