Clara notes

Clara Community and Family Resource Centre

Lots To Do: Parent and Toddler group every Wednesday morning 10am-12,  Meet other parents for a cuppa, share some tips and experiences in a welcoming environment. You can come in if you have dropped older children to school, no need to go home and come back at 10 the hall will be set up. 

Active Retired:  Active Retired Group meet at the centre from 2.30-4.30 every Wednesday.  New members always welcome to join this friendly and social group. Bingo, card games and pool. 

Clara Men’s Shed: The Clara Men’s shed is a community-based group, where men can come together to learn, share skills, and make long-term friendships. Meet each morning at 10 o clock.  

Women’s Group: Would like to thank everyone who supported the recent Tea Party for Breast Cancer, Thanks for all donations.  Clara Women’s groups every Thursday from 7.30-9.30pm. welcome women from different backgrounds to come together and support / motivate each other along life’s journeys through different activities, classes, movie nights and trips. Relaxed environment. Bring a friend and enjoy a cuppa & chat. Thursday 26th October 7.30pm Halloween wreath making €10 for non-members.  

Counselling Services: A qualified counsellor attends the centre and offers an affordable and confidential one on one adult counselling service.  Call 057 933 1928 for further information. 

Offaly Local Development Company: If you need help getting your life back on track with our local support worker, they can offer a free confidential, one-to-one personal coaching service. Explore options that relate to personal growth and well-being, social connection, training opportunities, future work-planning, and goal setting. For more information call Niamh 0877413249. 

Karate Classes:  Adult and Children Karate Classes Monday 8-9. Tuesday 5.45-6.45, Wednesday 8-9 For more info Call Thomas: 0868948562 First night free. 

Forms: Please contact the centre for Social Welfare forms, Medical Card forms, MED 1, Driver’s Licence, Passport, warmer homes etc and we will arrange a collection time. 

Appointments:  You can also schedule an appointment with Liz Fleming Coordinator or Lauren Buckley Development Worker for any personal enquiries. Contact the Centre for us of computer, printing, or photocopying. 

Support: Please do not hesitate to contact the centre on 0579331928 on a confidential basis if you require support during this difficult time. Clara FRC offers a confidential, friendly support, advice, and information. If you are unsure of what it is, you need just call in for a chat and see what we can do together. 

Colouring Pages: Colouring pages are available at the resource centre for children to colour. Just call in and collect some sheets. Halloween theme. 

Meals on Wheels: Offaly Healthy Homes Project & BLC Developments Have Launched a Meals on Wheels Services in Clara Delivering meals consisting of a dinner and a light dessert on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at a cost of €6 per meal. A second meal on delivery days can be provided. Food is sourced locally and cooked daily. Contact Claire or Shirley on 087 979 9663 Or 087 217 5998. 

Contact: You can contact the centre on 0579331928. If a member of staff cannot take your call, please leave a message and we will return your call. You can also email us at