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Tullamore Toastmasters Open House: Thursday 5th November 2015

Tullamore Toastmasters Club invites the public to its Open House to meet members and enjoy a fun and relaxed evening in the Central Hotel in Tullamore town. Members and guests will enjoy a regular Toastmasters meeting that will include prepared speeches, Table Topics (impromptu short speeches) and evaluations.

Date: Thursday 5th November 2015
Time: 8:30 – 10:30pm (Break from 9:30-9:45pm for Tea & Biscuits)
Venue: Central Hotel, Main Street, Tullamore
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Speech Contest Results

Tullamore Toastmasters held their Humorous Speech Contest and their Table Topics Contest on the 8th of October. The winner of the Humorous Speech Contest was Timothy Green and the winner of the Table Topics Contest was Ciara Kinnarney. Timothy and Ciara go on to compete in their Area Finals on Monday, 19th October in the Prince of Wales Hotel, Athlone.

Next Meeting: Thursday 10th September, 2015

The next meeting of Tullamore Toastmasters is tonight, Thursday the 10th of September. It will be at the usual time: 8:30pm, but at a new location: The Central Hotel, Main Street, Tullamore.

Invitation to Tullamore Toastmasters 20th Anniversary Celebration

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Calling all Toastmasters who have had association with Tullamore Toastmasters over the past 20 years.

This is a huge opportunity to gather up the richness and skill of the expression of the spoken word over the past 20 years. This is an open invitation to all who have graced a Toastmasters meeting in Tullamore in its relatively short but significant history. All are equally welcome, whether you have been a guest and came as an interested observer or you have held high office or you have reached the top of the ladder in speech craft and delivery. The invitation also goes out to people who have an interest in Toastmasters for the future.

A celebration is when people come together in lightness and fun to enjoy each others’ company and friendship. And it is also in this case, to extol the benefits of Toastmasters in all our lives, and these are manifold. In this comfortable non-judgemental gathering of people, Toastmasters has been able to bring out the best in us. This has ranged from people who want to prepare for the wedding speech, give the job presentation, break the ice with someone you fancy or simply have a love of the spoken word in and of itself.

The written word is only one way of sending a message to people, but Toastmasters have always relied on the warmth and personal connection of the spoken word, so if you know anyone who has been in Toastmasters or have an interest in it please mention it to them to come along on the night. This unique gathering takes place in The Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre, on Friday, June 12th. We would be grateful if people would contact us for numbers on the night. Please contact Timothy at 0863617092 or Eileen at 08660875102 Many thanks.

Meeting report for Thursday 26th of February, 2015

March could be coming in like a lion with all the snow sleet and cold, but it’s a welcome reminder of how things can change overnight and you wake up to the beautiful sight of the landscape covered with snow and a three-and-a-half-year-old pulling you by the hand out of bed to go and build a snowman.

Toastmasters on Thursday night was a warm comfortable respite from the weather that kids love so much. Last Thursday night offered similar thrills and spills (adult style). It offered a great mixture of humour, inspiration and energy that left mind and body fully recharged by the end of the night.

We kicked off with the topics ably presided over by Fionnuala, giving out such thought provoking topics as travel, finance and the animal world. The break for the tea brought the usual buzz of conversation and overflow from the topics, and then back for the prepared speeches of which there were two. Dolores commanded the stage as she delivered a speech about a near miss when they left a lighthouse late to get back to shore. The audience were fully gripped by the suspense and the terror of Dolores and the people in the rescue mission. Charles gave us the second speech where he enthusiastically relived a period of history where Offaly won the Hurling All Ireland in 1998. He gave us a vivid blow-by-blow account of the cut and thrust of Championship hurling, bringing Matt Busby’s saying to life ‘Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.’ Maggie gave the overall evaluation of the night which was glowing and positive and delivered with confidence and ease. Overall a very entertaining and inspiring night.

Our meeting takes place every second Thursday night in the Tullamore Court Hotel. Next meeting will be Thursday 12th of March at 8.30pm. Find us at or follow us on Facebook. Till the next time, check out Toastmasters to solve any stormy conditions in life.

Next Meeting: Thursday 29th January, 2015

The next meeting of Tullamore Toastmasters will be on Thursday 29th January, 2015, at 8:30 p.m., in the Tullamore Court Hotel.

After New Year break, we meet on Thursday 15th January

Tullamore Toastmasters would like to welcome you to a new year with new experiences of being inspired and educated through the use of words. That’s what we do in Toastmasters, through speeches and impromptu topics. It helps us to grow in the skills of language use and to become confident presenting in front of other people. It is one of the few settings that speakers get a warm gentle reception, there is no heckling. Constructive feedback is also offered to help people improve. Many people are at different levels. Toastmasters meets you where you are at. For some it can be an enjoyable social outlet, for others it could be the means of helping you deliver that wedding speech or that awkward presentation at work. For whatever reason, you are heartily welcome. Our next meeting is in The Tullamore Court Hotel at 8.30pm on Thursday the 15th of January. Feel free to join us. Great value for a fiver with light refreshments thrown in.

11th December, 2014: Party Night, Wolftrap Pub, Tullamore

The last meeting of Tullamore Toastmasters in 2014 will be in the Wolftrap Pub in Tullamore Town Centre.

The meeting is on this Thursday, 11th December, at 7:30 in the Wolftrap Pub (First Floor). A three-course meal with a glass of wine will be provided for usual door entrance fee of €5. The Topicsmaster on the night will be Dolores Conroy.
Looking forward to seeing you then for what promises to be a great night!

In the new year, we will meet on the 15th of January and once a fortnight thereafter, back in our usual venue of the Tullamore Court Hotel.


Next Meeting: Thursday 27th November

Tullamore Toastmasters extends a warm and festive invitation and welcome to all to come along to our second-last meeting before the Christmas break. At this time of the year spirits are high and people are actively seeking distraction for a few hours. While also giving value for money, Tullamore Toastmasters is where it is at. For €5 Tullamore Toastmasters offers entertainment, inspiration and no small amount of education and conversation about issues ranging from current and relevant, to festive and funny. We’ll throw in a cup of coffee and a few biscuits as well. Meeting in the Tullamore Court Hotel on Thursday 27th November at 8.30 pm. Hoping to see you there.

Humorous Speech Contest & Table Topics Contest 2014

The next meeting of Tullamore Toastmasters is again a special night. On Thursday the 2nd of October, we will be holding two contests within the club. The winners of the Humorous Speech Contest and the Table Topics Contest will then go on to represent the club at the Area Final in Ballymahon.

Although this is not a normal meeting, it is, like all meetings of Tullamore Toastmasters, open to the public. Come along and see how things go!