Social Events & Outings

Social Events & Outings

We organise exclusive events and outings for our families so that they can make lasting memories. These are planned and organised with fun in mind for our children and a relaxed atmosphere in mind for our parents so as an enjoyable experience among friends is achieved. All events are Private and Exclusive to members.

Upcoming Events

We host the following on a monthly basis:

Monthly Members/Public Meeting 

Meets on the last Tuesday of each month alternating between Tullamore and Portlaoise. We host a guest speaker at these meetings.

Monthly Cinema Screening  

Portlaoise cinema

Monthly Swim Session  

Portarlington Leisure Centre

Monthly Members Coffee Mornings  

Taking place in both Tullamore and Portlaoise

Chadwicks 5 km walk for LOFFA

5 km walk

Pictured prior to the start are L to R, Breda Murray Loffa Chairperson, Catherine Bracken Loffa Events and Funraising Manager (Offaly), Roisin Conroy Loffa Events and Funraising Manager (Laois) and John Taylor Loffa Vice Chairperson.

horseriding with LOFFA

Chadwicks 5 km Walk for Loffa, participants pictured with Loffa Committee Members prior to the start.


On Friday 11th November a large crowd gathered in O’ Malley's bar in Rathdowney where the Easy Riders made a presentation of €30,000 to LOFFA (Laois Offaly Families For Autism) following their 20th anniversary cycle. Over the past 20 years, Easy Riders have cycled more than 4000 kms and raised over €500,000 for local charities. In her presentation speech, Orla Maher thanked the businesses and people of Rathdowney and beyond for their generosity and all who made the fundraiser possible. She also congratulated Jimmy and Helen Mc Cormack on completing all 20 cycles.

Accepting the cheque on the night were LOFFA Chairperson Breda Murray, Vice Chairperson John Taylor and LOFFA Events and Fundraising Manager for Laois Roisin Morrin. In their acceptance speeches they thanked the Easy Riders for choosing LOFFA as the charity to benefit from the fundraiser and how humbled they were by the amount raised. They also explained the difference these funds would make to their membership of 126 families throughout Laois and Offaly. The funds will be used to provide education and training, subsidized therapies and exclusive family days out for their members.

LOFFA would like to acknowledge the hard work of the Easy Riders committee members, Mary Predergast, Tina Byrne, Orla Maher, Tom Molan and Rebecca Hickey for their drive and enthusiasm in making this fabulous event such a huge success and we wish them well for 2023 with cycle number 21.