Friday, February 17, 2017

Update 18th February

Food Hygiene Training
A Food Hygiene Course (HACCP Level 1 & 2) will take place in Boyle Enterprise Centre on Tuesday February 21st at Boyle Enterprise Centre 9.30 until 4.30. For more information or to book places please email info@roleskillnet.com or call 086 203 9182. The course is organised by Role Skillnet Training Network.

Annual Book Fair
St. Joseph’s Boys School will be holding their Annual Book Fair on Wednesday March 1st  9.00am until 9.30am, Thursday 2nd 3pm until 4pm Friday 3rd March 9am until 9.30 am Monday 6th March 9pm until 9.30 and Tuesday March 7th  from 9am until 9.30 with all commission earned going towards books for their classrooms and library. Support for their Book Fair is greatly appreciated.

Community Games
Boyle Community Games Quiz will be held Friday 24th February 6pm in the Resource Centre, Boyle. The quiz is open to children aged over 10 and under 14 years at 31st July 2017. It is an individual event and the top 4 will form a team to represent Boyle parish. Entry fee €2. Please bring pen – paper will be provided. The County final will take place in Elphin Hall on Friday, 3rd March.

24 hour fast to be held in Boyle
A 24 hour fast will take place in Boyle from Saturday 25th to Sunday 26th February. The fast will conclude with an Ecumenical Service in Boyle Church of Ireland on Sunday at 5.30pm.
Proceeds raised will be shared between Roscommon Safe Link Boyle and Invisible Traffick Sligo. If you could contribute the value of one meal in support of the fast it would be appreciated.

Neven Maguire in Kilronan Castle
A cookery demonstration with the renowned chef Neven Maguire will take place on Wednesday 1st March 2017 in Kilronan Castle. Wine & Canape Reception from 7pm with an opportunity to browse the local produce and craft stands. Demo starts at 8pm with a raffle for great prizes. Tickets €20 and are on sale at Kilronan Castle, Surprises and Boyle Motor Works. Proceeds in aid of Ardcarne Community Childcare Services and a contribution will be given to St. Michaels and St Patricks NS Cootehall.

BOYLE ST PATRICK'S DAY PARADE
This year’s Boyle St Patricks Day Parade promises to be the best ever with a special International flavour including traditional Samba Dancers! Our Parade will commence at 3.30pm on Friday 17th March. We encourage as many businesses, clubs and associations in Boyle to prepare over the coming weeks to partake in the Parade and enter a float. Entering a float is free so do avail of the opportunity! 1st Prize for Overall Winner is €500 with a runner up of €200; There is also a Junior Section (under 16) 1st Prize is €200 and runner up €100 and of course the Perpetual Cup for the best dressed Window display in town. The success of the Parade depends on the Community and Businesses to get involved and showcase Boyle at its best. Taking part with a float in the Parade offers a great opportunity to promote your club, school or business which we’re all very proud of. Over the coming weeks letters will be dropped into businesses seeking contributions towards the Parade and the organising committee thank the Community always for the warm welcome they receive and their financial support.

Golf Classic Fundraiser
A Golf Classic will be held in Boyle Golf Club for Boyle Courthouse & Model Railway on Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th March. Teams of 4 - price €100 per team / Lunch is included in entrance fee - your support is most welcome - confirmation is needed by Tuesday 21st February

Lough Key Tri a Tri
Lough key Triathlon Club will hold their Tri a Tri event this year on Sunday April 2nd commencing at Aura Leisure Centre in Carrick on Shannon. The event is for complete beginners and consists of a 250m pool swim, 13k cycle and 4k run. There will be an entry fee of €25 and entry is limited to the first 100 participants. All participants will get a technical t shirt and refreshments after the event.

BOYLE & DISTRICT ANGLING CLUB
Boyle Annual Pike Angling Festival will be taking place on the Easter weekend, Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th April on Lough Key, Boyle. €5000 guaranteed prize fund 1st Prize €2,500 plus the Moonstone Jewellers Perpetual Cup. In addition, Saturday and Sunday’s winners will each receive €1175 in prize money. Entry Fee per person - Adults €60 / Juniors €20 (Junior’s must fish for junior prize and be accompanied by a fee paying adult). Additional information is available from Jane, Boyle and District Angling Club on 086 830 1261

Pieta House Darkness Into Light
Pieta House is the National Centre for the prevention of Suicide and Self-Harm and Suicide Bereavement Support. We would like to ask for community help to bring Darkness into Light to Boyle for 2017. We would like to meet with like-minded people to form a Boyle DiL committee. Please contact Tom McEvoy at tom@pieta.ie or 087 243 0700 for further information. This very successful charity 5km Run/Walk event is now in its 9th year and will take place in 160 locations throughout the world all starting at 4.15am on the 6th May 2017. This event helps to fund the work of Pieta House nationwide.

Courtyard Market
The market is now open for Organic Fruit and Vegetables, Organic Eggs, Olive Oil, Achill Sea Salt, Breads, Cakes and Tarts. The market will be open from 10am until 2pm each and every Saturday. 

Society of St. Vincent de Paul Boyle
If you need help with bills, with education expenses or simply need to speak to someone outside the family or friends about any difficulties you are facing or wish to make a donation -contact St. Vincent de Paul Society, Boyle telephone or text 087 9292627  Email: svpboyle16@gmail.com  All calls, texts and help provided are CONFIDENTIAL

CV & Office Services
Are you looking for a new job? Are you having difficulty putting together your CV? Would you like some help? Then why not call into the Úna Bhán office in the grounds of King House, Boyle, where we will be delighted to give you any help, advice or information we can. A good CV could make all the difference in getting your job application through to the interview stage. We have a template and sheet of helpful tips to guide you through the process. We will also type your CV if you cannot do this yourself. Or you may just want to call in for a chat about your CV. All information will be treated in the strictest of confidence. For more details, contact Úna Bhán Tourism on 071 9663033. We also offer office services such as Photo Copying, Scanning, Laminating, Typing, Faxing, Binding and Printing are carried out at the Una Bhan office in the grounds of  King House, for further information please contact the office on 071 966 3033.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Update 10th February


BOYLE LIBRARY BOOK CLUBNext meeting will take place on Wednesday 15th February in the Library from 11am until 12.30pm. The book up for discussion is The Boarding House by William Trevor.

Grange NS ENROLMENT 2017/18
Are you are interested in enrolling your child in Grange National School for the 2017/18 academic year? If so please contact the school for an enrolment pack on 071 966 3424.

Table Quiz in Ballinafad
Table Quiz will be taking place in The Mayfly Inn on Friday February 17th 9pm. Proceeds in aid of Aughanagh Parish refurbishment. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

RECYCLED CLOTHING COLLECTION
The Playground Committee in Ballinafad are organising a Recycled/Used Clothing Collection on Saturday 18th February at Ballinafad Hall from 11am until1pm.
Items accepted: All clean Clothes, handbags, hats, belts, pairs of shoes, towels & bed-linen.
Not Accepted: Duvets, pillows, cushions, soft toys or bric a brac. All money raised goes towards the Playground Insurance.

Food Hygiene Training
A Food Hygiene Course (HACCP Level 1 & 2) will take place in Boyle Enterprise Centre on Tuesday February 21st at Boyle Enterprise Centre 9.30 until 4.30. For more information or to book places please email info@roleskillnet.com or call 086 203 9182. The course is organised by Role Skillnet Training Network.

Neven Maguire in Kilronan Castle
A cookery demonstration with the renowned chef Neven Maguire will take place on Wednesday 1st March 2017 in Kilronan Castle. Wine & Canape Reception from 7pm with an opportunity to browse the local produce and craft stands. Demo starts at 8pm with a raffle for great prizes. Tickets €20 and are on sale at Kilronan Castle, Surprises and Boyle Motor Works. Proceeds in aid of Ardcarne Community Childcare Services and a contribution will be given to St. Michaels and St Patricks NS Cootehall.

BOYLE ST PATRICK'S DAY PARADE
This year’s Boyle St Patricks Day Parade promises to be the best ever with a special International flavour including traditional Samba Dancers! Our Parade will commence at 3.30pm on Friday 17th March. We encourage as many businesses, clubs and associations in Boyle to prepare over the coming weeks to partake in the Parade and enter a float. Entering a float is free so do avail of the opportunity! 1st Prize for Overall Winner is €500 with a runner up of €200; There is also a Junior Section (under 16) 1st Prize is €200 and runner up €100 and of course the Perpetual Cup for the best dressed Window display in town. The success of the Parade depends on the Community and Businesses to get involved and showcase Boyle at its best. Taking part with a float in the Parade offers a great opportunity to promote your club, school or business which we’re all very proud of. Over the coming weeks letters will be dropped into businesses seeking contributions towards the Parade and the organising committee thank the Community always for the warm welcome they receive and their financial support.

Golf Classic Fundraiser
A Golf Classic will be held in Boyle Golf Club for Boyle Courthouse & Model Railway on Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th March. Teams of 4 - price €100 per team / Lunch is included in entrance fee - your support is most welcome - confirmation is needed by Tuesday 21st February

Lough Key Tri a Tri
Lough key Triathlon Club will hold their Tri a Tri event this year on Sunday April 2nd commencing at Aura Leisure Centre in Carrick on Shannon. The event is for complete beginners and consists of a 250m pool swim, 13k cycle and 4k run. There will be an entry fee of €25 and entry is limited to the first 100 participants. All participants will get a technical t shirt and refreshments after the event.

BOYLE & DISTRICT ANGLING CLUB
Boyle Annual Pike Angling Festival will be taking place on the Easter weekend, Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th April on Lough Key, Boyle. €5000 guaranteed prize fund 1st Prize €2,500 plus the Moonstone Jewellers Perpetual Cup. In addition, Saturday and Sunday’s winners will each receive €1175 in prize money. Entry Fee per person - Adults €60 / Juniors €20 (Junior’s must fish for junior prize and be accompanied by a fee paying adult). Additional information is available from Jane, Boyle and District Angling Club on 086 830 1261

BOYLE GOLF CLUB Spring League
The PD Golf sponsored Spring League continued this  last week with overnight frost delaying action on Sunday 7th February for the second week running. Beginning with the first group the biggest movers were Peggy Feely and Kevin O'Connor who had a 5 hole win over their opponents which leaves them in second place behind Shane Loftus & Regina McLoughlin. In group two, Paul Connolly & Seth Meredith now lead the way after having overtaken Jim Dwyer & Tommy King who now lie in second position. Moving to group three, Vincent Egan and Lewis Shaw remain in poll position despite taking a break this week! Pat Conroy & Susan O'Mahoney stay in second place but have closed the gap to two holes. In the fourth group, pairs five and six, namely Michael Rush/Gerry O'Hara and Paddy McLoughlin/Mandy Toolan are currently jostling for the top spot with the former holding the upper hand by one hole. Other Result The weekly 9 hole stableford competition was won by Michael Rush with 20 points. Fixtures

Pieta House Darkness Into Light
Pieta House is the National Centre for the prevention of Suicide and Self-Harm and Suicide Bereavement Support. We would like to ask for community help to bring Darkness into Light to Boyle for 2017. We would like to meet with like-minded people to form a Boyle DiL committee. Please contact Tom McEvoy at tom@pieta.ie or 087 243 0700 for further information. This very successful charity 5km Run/Walk event is now in its 9th year and will take place in 160 locations throughout the world all starting at 4.15am on the 6th May 2017. This event helps to fund the work of Pieta House nationwide.

Courtyard Market
The market is now open for Organic Fruit and Vegetables, Organic Eggs, Olive Oil, Achill Sea Salt, Breads, Cakes and Tarts. The market will be open from 10am until 2pm each and every Saturday.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul Boyle
If you need help with bills, with education expenses or simply need to speak to someone outside the family or friends about any difficulties you are facing or wish to make a donation -contact St. Vincent de Paul Society, Boyle telephone or text 087 9292627  Email: svpboyle16@gmail.com  All calls, texts and help provided are CONFIDENTIAL

CV & Office Services

Are you looking for a new job? Are you having difficulty putting together your CV? Would you like some help? Then why not call into the Úna Bhán office in the grounds of King House, Boyle, where we will be delighted to give you any help, advice or information we can. A good CV could make all the difference in getting your job application through to the interview stage. We have a template and sheet of helpful tips to guide you through the process. We will also type your CV if you cannot do this yourself. Or you may just want to call in for a chat about your CV. All information will be treated in the strictest of confidence. For more details, contact Úna Bhán Tourism on 071 9663033. We also offer office services such as Photo Copying, Scanning, Laminating, Typing, Faxing, Binding and Printing are carried out at the Una Bhan office in the grounds of  King House, for further information please contact the office on 071 966 3033


Friday, February 3, 2017

Update 3rd February

MS Roscommon and Roscommon Citizens Advice
An open meeting with MS Roscommon and Roscommon Citizens Advice to be held in the Resource Centre Abbeytown (Church Grounds) Tuesday 7th February at 7.30 pm:
Items covered will include: Disability Payments, Work, Partial Capacity Payment, Disablement Benefit, Employment and Disability adaption grants, supports, Invalidity Pension, Medical Care Scheme, Transport and Disability, Treatment Benefit Scheme, Income Supports for Older People and Household Benefits, Local Authority and Social Housing, Budget Update (Nov/Dec) Making a Social Welfare Appeal, Me0d0ical and GP Card, Now is your chance to find out the real story and ask questions.  Contact Tony Byrne at tbyrne@indigo.ie or call 086 232 4020

BLOOD DONATIONS
The Clinic will be taking place in St Josephs Hall on Wednesday 8th February from 4.30pm until 8pm.

Crossna players production
The play, called All the Kings Horses will be taking place on Friday and Saturday 10th and 11th of February in Cleen hall, Knockvicar and is a story of an optimistic elderly lady (Majella Sweeney) hoping to unite in friendship her 2 nephews – the faithful Irish Republican Michael (Toirleach Bruen) and his northern Loyalist cousin Willie (John King) in perfecting harmony!  When Crossna Players picked the play there was more harmony up North! Presiding over this unification (!!) is solicitor Mr. Applebloom (John James Tobin). Siding with Michael is the young Journalist Gerry (Martin Burke!) and helping Willie is the young Solicitor Mary (Aoife Roddy). Meanwhile presiding over all is the energetic housekeeper Julia (Geraldine McMorrow). As can happen between strangers, love grows and so does the opposite! While Sergeant Reilly (Micheal Duignan!) tries to calm things down, Fr. Kelly (Tommy Simon) unknowingly stirs trouble again! Although there is live drama unfolding in Belfast now, maybe this play gives some insight to the permanent love/hate affair on this Island. It’s a comedy in 3 acts. It’s no Joke!

Curlew Walkers Club
The next meeting of the Curlew Walkers club will be taking  place on Sunday 12th February, meeting on the Crescent, Boyle at 10.30.  This will be a Climb/Grade B+ at Sliabh an Iarainn. Your leader for the day will be Tom Browne 087 7237 9632. Please confirm times with leader or website prior to each walk www.walkingboyle.com.

BOYLE LIBRARY BOOK CLUB
Next meeting will take place on Wednesday 15th February in the Library from 11am until 12.30pm. The book up for discussion is The Boarding House by William Trevor.
Boyle Town Team announced details of strategic plan for Boyle

Grange NS ENROLMENT 2017/18
Are you are interested in enrolling your child in Grange National School for the 2017/18 academic year? If so please contact the school for an enrolment pack on 071 966 3424.
The closing date is Friday 17th February 2017.

Pieta House Darkness Into Light
Pieta House is the National Centre for the prevention of Suicide and Self-Harm and Suicide Bereavement Support. We would like to ask for community help to bring Darkness into Light to Boyle for 2017. We would like to meet with like-minded people to form a Boyle DiL committee. Please contact Tom McEvoy at tom@pieta.ie or 087 243 0700 for further information. This very successful charity 5km Run/Walk event is now in its 9th year and will take place in 160 locations throughout the world all starting at 4.15am on the 6th May 2017. This event helps to fund the work of Pieta House nationwide.

Courtyard Market
The market is now open for Organic Fruit and Vegetables, Organic Eggs, Olive Oil, Achill Sea Salt, Breads, Cakes and Tarts. The market will be open from 10am until 2pm each and every Saturday.

Corrigeenroe NS ENROLMENTS
Enrolment forms for any pupil wishing to enrol in Corrigeenroe NS for September 2017 are available at the school between 9:30am and 3:00pm Monday to Friday.

BOYLE TOWN TEAM
Some time ago Boyle Town Team announced details of projects it plans to embark on in 2017 and subsequent years under the following headings. Lough Key Greenway: Scattered Hotel: Courthouse and Model Railway: Train the Ambassadors: Age Friendly Business Programme: Develop the Second Gate of Rockingham: Town Regeneration Project. Hopefully with community support, approved funding, handed ‘open-goal’ gifts and ideas our Town Team will have us living in an enterprising, forward thinking town asap. I wish them well in their endeavours. Many will remember when the tagline “Boyle is a thriving Market Town” described the town beautifully.

BOYLE GOLF CLUB Spring League
The Spring League continued this week with frost delaying play on Sunday 29th January morning till approx 11am. In group 1, the pairing of Shane Loftus and Regina McLoughlin have taken the lead after a 6 up win over their opponents at the weekend. Gary Carty & Carmel Keenan remain in second position despite a narrow loss in their game.
In group 2, Jim Dwyer and Tommy King have taken a commanding lead with back to back wins, most recently a 6 up win to bring their total to +8. Currently, the second best score in the group is held by Paul Connolly & Seth Meredith who won their first game 5 up.
Group 3 sees Vincent Egan & Lewis Shaw come through to take up first place on +7 who are 4 holes clear of two pairs, Charlie O'Donnell & Fiona Keenan and Pat Conroy & Susan O'Mahoney. In group 4, Paddy McLoughlin and Mandy Toolan still hold the lead on +6 who are two holes in front of Michael Rush and Gerry O'Hara
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ARDCARNE GARDEN CENTRE
There's more than a hint of spring just now as snowdrop flowers bob and sway in the early sunshine. If you want to add some snowdrops and other cheerful bulbs to your own garden pick up a few potfuls now at the garden centre, full of buds ready to burst into flower. You'll also find a fantastic range of hellebores at the moment including some exquisite doubles. These easily grown perennials will give you years of colour, even in a shady border.

Boyle ICA
Interested locals in the ICA (Irish Countrywomen’s Association) are trying to reform a guild in Boyle. If anyone is interested please leave their name me or text Yvonne on 087 903 7326. The ICA is the largest women’s association in Ireland, with more than 10,000 members and over 500 Guilds across the country. “We cook, travel, craft and socialise!

Society of St. Vincent de Paul Boyle
If you need help with bills, with education expenses or simply need to speak to someone outside the family or friends about any difficulties you are facing or wish to make a donation -contact St. Vincent de Paul Society, Boyle telephone or text 087 9292627  Email: svpboyle16@gmail.com  All calls, texts and help provided are CONFIDENTIAL

CV & Office Services
Are you looking for a new job? Are you having difficulty putting together your CV? Would you like some help? Then why not call into the Úna Bhán office in the grounds of King House, Boyle, where we will be delighted to give you any help, advice or information we can. A good CV could make all the difference in getting your job application through to the interview stage. We have a template and sheet of helpful tips to guide you through the process. We will also type your CV if you cannot do this yourself. Or you may just want to call in for a chat about your CV. All information will be treated in the strictest of confidence. For more details, contact Úna Bhán Tourism on 071 9663033. We also offer office services such as Photo Copying, Scanning, Laminating, Typing, Faxing, Binding and Printing are carried out at the Una Bhan office in the grounds of  King House, for further information please contact the office on 071 966 3033.


Friday, January 27, 2017

Update 27th January




ST PATRICK'S DAY PARADE
A meeting will take place to organise this year’s St Patricks Day Parade in Clarkes Bar on Tuesday 31st January at 6pm. All welcome to come along and put your thoughts forward.

Rates Revaluation
Boyle Chamber of Commerce are delighted to hear from John Cummins that representatives from the Valuation Office in Dublin will be available to answer questions in the Municipal District Office in Boyle on Thursday, 2nd February from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 pm. We encourage anyone who has questions in relation to their rates to avail of this opportunity to clarify same.

100th Anniversay CELEBRATION
On Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th February, Roscommon Sinn Féin will host a weekend of events to mark the 100th anniversary of the "Election of the Snows" which saw Count George Noble Plunkett elected as an MP for North Roscommon. The election came less than a year after the executions of the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising, one of whom was Joseph Plunkett - a son of Count Plunkett. This historic event also led to the major electoral breakthrough of Sinn Fein in 1918.

Curlew Walkers Club
The next meeting of the Curlew Walkers club will be taking  place on Sunday 12th February, meeting on the Crescent, Boyle at 10.30.  This will be a Climb/Grade B+ at Sliabh an Iarainn. Your leader for the day will be Tom Browne 087 7237 9632. Please confirm times with leader or website prior to each walk www.walkingboyle.com.

Election of The Snows
The role which Thomas G Divine played in the North Roscommon by-election of 1917 which is referred to as The Election of The Snows along with the events surrounding the election and its immediate aftermath are recounted in a book entitled T. G. Devine (1862-1941) and The Election of the Snows, The North Roscommon By-Election of 1917. The Author of this book is Fr Tomás Flynn. The book has interesting information on JJ O’Kelly whose death in December 1916 precipitated the By-Election. Jasper Tully, owner and editor of the Roscommon Herald was also a candidate in the election. Fr Michael O’Flannigan also played a pivotal role in the election of Count Plunkett, the election campaign itself and other information relating to the history of this period. The book is now available in Una Bhan Tourist Office and Kelly’s SuperValu Boyle and other outlets.

Conference in King House
A major national conference on the Energy sector in Ireland post Brexit will take place in King House on Monday 6th February. The conference is part of the All Island Civic Dialogue on Brexit and will attract over sixty of the top names in the energy sector from all over the Ireland. Organised by the Department of Communications, Climate Change and Environment, the conference will be addressed by Minister Denis Naughten. The Government recently agreed that there would be an All-Island Civic Dialogue on Brexit with the initial meeting hosted by the Taoiseach and the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade on 2nd November in Dublin. This dialogue will allow for the widest possible conversation on the implications of the UK referendum result for Ireland, North and South and for North/South relations. The Boyle event is one of a number of dialogues that will be held throughout Ireland in 2017

Back To The Eighties
Abbey Community College Booking Office will open on Wednesday until 3rd February with opening times as follows: Monday 1pm until 2pm then 4pm until 4.30, Tuesday 1pm until 2pm and 4pm until 4.30, Wednesday1pm until 2pm and 4pm until 4.30, Thursday 1pm until 2pm and 4pm until 4.30 and Friday 1pm until 2pm. Child tickets are €10 and adults €15. Tickets must be paid for in full at the time of booking and must be paid for by cash/cheque; unfortunately there will be no credit card facility available. Booking must be made in person at the Booking Office (Parents Room. No phone booking facility is available; please do not call the school office to book.

Pieta House Darkness Into Light
Pieta House is the National Centre for the prevention of Suicide and Self-Harm and Suicide Bereavement Support. We would like to ask for community help to bring Darkness into Light to Boyle for 2017. We would like to meet with like-minded people to form a Boyle DiL committee. Please contact Tom McEvoy at tom@pieta.ie or 087 243 0700 for further information. This very successful charity 5km Run/Walk event is now in its 9th year and will take place in 160 locations throughout the world all starting at 4.15am on the 6th May 2017. This event helps to fund the work of Pieta House nationwide.

Grange NS ENROLMENT 2017/18
Are you are interested in enrolling your child in Grange National School for the 2017/18 academic year? If so please contact the school for an enrolment pack on 071 966 3424.
The closing date is Friday 17th February 2017.

NevEn Maguire Comes to Kilronan Castle
A cookery demonstration with the renowned chef Neven Maguire will take place on Wednesday 1st March 2017 in Kilronan Castle. Tickets priced €20 are now on sale. This is a fundraising event in aid of Ardcarne Community Childcare Services and Cootehall National School.

Work underway at Ballinafad Castle
Work has commenced on stabilisation work at Ballinafad Castle. The Office of Public Works has said an improvement in weather will see work soon commence on the historic building to ensure it remains in a stable condition. The Castle, which is visible from the N4, was built in 1590 during the nine years war as a fortress to defend the pass through the Curlew Mountain. Standing three storeys high, the Castle was initially destroyed by Red Hugh O’Donnell in 1595. It was garrisoned by a Constable and ten wardens from 1610 to 1626 and, after a stout resistance, had to surrender in 1641.

Courtyard Market
The market is now open for Organic Fruit and Vegetables, Organic Eggs, Olive Oil, Achill Sea Salt, Breads, Cakes and Tarts. The market will be open from 10am until 2pm each and every Saturday.

Boyle ICA
Interested locals in the ICA (Irish Countrywomen’s Association) are trying to reform a guild in Boyle. If anyone is interested please leave their name me or text Yvonne on 087 903 7326. The ICA is the largest women’s association in Ireland, with more than 10,000 members and over 500 Guilds across the country. “We cook, travel, craft and socialise!

Society of St. Vincent de Paul Boyle
If you need help with bills, with education expenses or simply need to speak to someone outside the family or friends about any difficulties you are facing or wish to make a donation -contact St. Vincent de Paul Society, Boyle telephone or text 087 9292627  Email: svpboyle16@gmail.com  All calls, texts and help provided are CONFIDENTIAL

CV & Office Services
Are you looking for a new job? Are you having difficulty putting together your CV? Would you like some help? Then why not call into the Úna Bhán office in the grounds of King House, Boyle, where we will be delighted to give you any help, advice or information we can. A good CV could make all the difference in getting your job application through to the interview stage. We have a template and sheet of helpful tips to guide you through the process. We will also type your CV if you cannot do this yourself. Or you may just want to call in for a chat about your CV. All information will be treated in the strictest of confidence. For more details, contact Úna Bhán Tourism on 071 9663033. We also offer office services such as Photo Copying, Scanning, Laminating, Typing, Faxing, Binding and Printing are carried out at the Una Bhan office in the grounds of  King House, for further information please contact the office on 071 966 3033.


Saturday, January 21, 2017

Update 21st January



ELECTION OF THE SNOWS
On Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th February, Roscommon Sinn Féin will host a weekend of events to mark the 100th anniversary of the "Election of the Snows" which saw Count George Noble Plunkett elected as an MP for North Roscommon. The election came less than a year after the executions of the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising, one of whom was Joseph Plunkett - a son of Count Plunkett. This historic event also led to the major electoral breakthrough of Sinn Fein in 1918.

St Josephs BNS enrolment
Enrolment Forms for St. Joseph’s Boys National School, Abbeytown, Boyle for 2017/2018 school year will be available from the school office from Monday 23rd January 2017.
Completed enrolment forms must be returned to St. Joseph’s B.N.S. on or before Friday 3rd February 2017.

BOYLE COURTHOUSE 
Contractors are completing essential works in Boyle Courthouse ahead of the planned Centenary of Count Plunkett’s election as MP for North Roscommon “The Election Of The Snows”. The event will take place inside and outside on the steps of Boyle Courthouse starting at 4pm on Saturday 4th February

Curlew Walkers Club
The next meeting of the Curlew Walkers club will be taking  place on Sunday 12th February, meeting on the Crescent, Boyle at 10.30.  This will be a Climb/Grade B+ at Sliabh an Iarainn. Your leader for the day will be Tom Browne 087 7237 9632. Please confirm times with leader or website prior to each walk www.walkingboyle.com.

Conference in King House
A major national conference on the Energy sector in Ireland post Brexit will take place in King House on Monday 6th February. The conference is part of the All Island Civic Dialogue on Brexit and will attract over sixty of the top names in the energy sector from all over the Ireland. Organised by the Department of Communications, Climate Change and Environment, the conference will be addressed by Minister Denis Naughten. The Government recently agreed that there would be an All-Island Civic Dialogue on Brexit with the initial meeting hosted by the Taoiseach and the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade on 2nd November in Dublin. This dialogue will allow for the widest possible conversation on the implications of the UK referendum result for Ireland, North and South and for North/South relations. The Boyle event is one of a number of dialogues that will be held throughout Ireland in 2017

BACK TO THE EIGHTIES
Abbey Community College Booking Office will open on Wednesday until 3rd February with opening times as follows: Monday 1pm until 2pm then 4pm until 4.30, Tuesday 1pm until 2pm and 4pm until 4.30, Wednesday1pm until 2pm and 4pm until 4.30, Thursday 1pm until 2pm and 4pm until 4.30 and Friday 1pm until 2pm. Child tickets are €10 and adults €15. Tickets must be paid for in full at the time of booking and must be paid for by cash/cheque; unfortunately there will be no credit card facility available. Booking must be made in person at the Booking Office (Parents Room. No phone booking facility is available; please do not call the school office to book.

Pieta House DARKNESS INTO LIGHT
Pieta House is the National Centre for the prevention of Suicide and Self-Harm and Suicide Bereavement Support. We would like to ask for community help to bring Darkness into Light to Boyle for 2017. We would like to meet with like-minded people to form a Boyle DiL committee. Please contact Tom McEvoy at tom@pieta.ie or 087 243 0700 for further information. This very successful charity 5km Run/Walk event is now in its 9th year and will take place in 160 locations throughout the world all starting at 4.15am on the 6th May 2017. This event helps to fund the work of Pieta House nationwide.

Grange NS ENROLMENT 2017/18
Are you are interested in enrolling your child in Grange National School for the 2017/18 academic year? If so please contact the school for an enrolment pack on 071 966 3424.
The closing date is Friday 17th February 2017.

NEVEN MAGUIRE COMES TO KILRONAN CASTLE
A cookery demonstration with the renowned chef Neven Maguire will take place on Wednesday 1st March 2017 in Kilronan Castle. Tickets priced €20 are now on sale. This is a fundraising event in aid of Ardcarne Community Childcare Services and Cootehall National School.

COURTYARD MARKET
The market is now open for Organic Fruit and Vegetables, Organic Eggs, Olive Oil, Achill Sea Salt, Breads, Cakes and Tarts. The market will be open from 10am until 2pm each and every Saturday.

Boyle Golf Club Results
Sunday 15th January saw the 18 hole stableford for gent won by Terry Canning (12) 39pts, in second was Vincent Egan (18) 38pts, the gross was won by Charlie O’Donnell and in third was Seamus Gallagher (18) 36pts. The final for the four group winners along with the two best runners up is set for Sunday 5th March. Entry fee is €5 per person per match excluding the final. Also, our 9 hole open stableford (re-entry) resumes this week and will continue each week until the end of March. It can be played any day Monday-Sunday inclusive.

BOYLE ICA
Interested locals in the ICA (Irish Countrywomen’s Association) are trying to reform a guild in Boyle. If anyone is interested please leave their name me or text Yvonne on 087 903 7326. The ICA is the largest women’s association in Ireland, with more than 10,000 members and over 500 Guilds across the country. “We cook, travel, craft and socialise!

Society of St. Vincent de Paul Boyle
If you need help with bills, with education expenses or simply need to speak to someone outside the family or friends about any difficulties you are facing or wish to make a donation -contact St. Vincent de Paul Society, Boyle telephone or text 087 9292627  Email: svpboyle16@gmail.com  All calls, texts and help provided are CONFIDENTIAL

CV & Office Services
Are you looking for a new job? Are you having difficulty putting together your CV? Would you like some help? Then why not call into the Úna Bhán office in the grounds of King House, Boyle, where we will be delighted to give you any help, advice or information we can. A good CV could make all the difference in getting your job application through to the interview stage. We have a template and sheet of helpful tips to guide you through the process. We will also type your CV if you cannot do this yourself. Or you may just want to call in for a chat about your CV. All information will be treated in the strictest of confidence. For more details, contact Úna Bhán Tourism on 071 9663033. We also offer office services such as Photo Copying, Scanning, Laminating, Typing, Faxing, Binding and Printing are carried out at the Una Bhan office in the grounds of  King House, for further information please contact the office on 071 966 3033.



Friday, January 13, 2017

Update 14th January



Free Garden Design Consultations
Ardcarne Garden Centre will commence Free Garden Design Consultations on Wednesday morning’s for a next number of weeks. The first consultation will take place on Wednesday January 18th from 11am to 12.30pm. Bring along photographs and an outline sketch of your garden. The Garden Centre’s professional garden designer will give you ideas and inspiration on creating your perfect garden. To book your place please call 071 966 7091

St Josephs BNS enrolment
Enrolment Forms for St. Joseph’s Boys National School, Abbeytown, Boyle for 2017/2018 school year will be available from the school office from Monday 23rd January 2017.
Completed enrolment forms must be returned to St. Joseph’s B.N.S. on or before Friday 3rd February 2017.
JOIN THE WHEELERS
If one of your New Year resolutions is to get fit, lose weight, join a social group, enjoy the outdoors, or indeed all of the above, then cycling could be for you. Boyle based Curlieu Wheelers (leisure) Cycling Club will provide you with the support and knowledge to get started. Dust off your bike and helmet and join us for a no-obligation introductory ride on Sunday 15th Jan at 10am from the Crescent, Boyle. We have routes to accommodate all fitness and ability levels. For more information please email curlieuwheelerscc@gmail.com or call 086 858 6225. You can also find Curlieu Wheelers on Facebook.

Boyle and District Angling Club
The Clubs AGM will be taking place on Friday 20th January at 8pm in The Well, St Patricks Street. All members are requested to attend.


Curlew Walkers Club

The next meeting of the Curlew Walkers club will be taking  place on Sunday 22nd January, meeting on the Crescent, Boyle at 10.30.  This will be a Flat/Grade C at Limmagh Bog. Your leader for the day will be Caroline  Morgan 086 4065 610. Please confirm times with leader or website prior to each walk www.walkingboyle.com.

Conference in King House
A major national conference on the Energy sector in Ireland post Brexit will take place in King House on Monday 6th February. The conference is part of the All Island Civic Dialogue on Brexit and will attract over sixty of the top names in the energy sector from all over the Ireland. Organised by the Department of Communications, Climate Change and Environment, the conference will be addressed by Minister Denis Naughten. The Government recently agreed that there would be an All-Island Civic Dialogue on Brexit with the initial meeting hosted by the Taoiseach and the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade on 2nd November in Dublin. This dialogue will allow for the widest possible conversation on the implications of the UK referendum result for Ireland, North and South and for North/South relations. The Boyle event is one of a number of dialogues that will be held throughout Ireland in 2017

BACK TO THE EIGHTIES
Abbey Community College Booking Office will open on Wednesday 18th January until 3rd February with opening times as follows: Monday 1pm until 2pm then 4pm until 4.30, Tuesday 1pm until 2pm and 4pm until 4.30, Wednesday1pm until 2pm and 4pm until 4.30, Thursday 1pm until 2pm and 4pm until 4.30 and Friday 1pm until 2pm. Child tickets are €10 and adults €15. Tickets must be paid for in full at the time of booking and must be paid for by cash/cheque; unfortunately there will be no credit card facility available. Booking must be made in person at the Booking Office (Parents Room. No phone booking facility is available; please do not call the school office to book.

SPEED LIMIT CHANGES PLANNED IN BOYLE
Roscommon Co Co have published their draft speed limit bye-law document which sees a number of changes proposed to speed limits throughout the county including a large number in Boyle. Some housing estates in Boyle that currently do not have a speed restriction will be issued with a 30 kph limit. Additions and alterations are also proposed for 50/60/80 and 100kph zones. The document is also available for inspection at a number of council locations including the Boyle Municipal District Office on Cootehall Street. Objections may be submitted in writing by any person or e-mailed to roads@roscommoncoco.ie at any time during the inspection period. The latest date for receipt of objections is 4 p.m. on 9/2/2017.
A copy of the Draft Bye-Laws may be purchased for the sum of €20.00. The Draft Bye-Laws and accompanying maps are available to view online or at www.speedlimits.ie

BAG PACK
The committee of the Lourdes Assisted Pilgrims Fund would like to thank all those who contributed and supported the pre Christmas Bag Pack in Supervalu. A total of €6,213.71 was raised. To our wonderful team of bag packers, please accept our appreciation and thanks for your generous donation of time, enthusiasm and energy.

NEVAN MAGUIRE COMES TO KILRONAN CASTLE
A cookery demonstration with the renowned chef Nevan Maguire will take place on Wednesday 1st March 2017 in Kilronan Castle. Tickets priced €20 are now on sale. This is a fundraising event in aid of Ardcarne Community Childcare Services and Cootehall National School.

COURTYARD MARKET
The market is now open for Organic Fruit and Vegetables, Organic Eggs, Olive Oil, Achill Sea Salt, Breads, Cakes and Tarts. The market will be open from 10am until 2pm each and every Saturday.

BOYLE ICA
Interested locals in the ICA (Irish Countrywomen’s Association) are trying to reform a guild in Boyle. If anyone is interested please leave their name me or text Yvonne on 087 903 7326. The ICA is the largest women’s association in Ireland, with more than 10,000 members and over 500 Guilds across the country. “We cook, travel, craft and socialise!

Society of St. Vincent de Paul Boyle
If you need help with bills, with education expenses or simply need to speak to someone outside the family or friends about any difficulties you are facing or wish to make a donation -contact St. Vincent de Paul Society, Boyle telephone or text 087 9292627  Email: svpboyle16@gmail.com  All calls, texts and help provided are CONFIDENTIAL

CV & Office Services
Are you looking for a new job? Are you having difficulty putting together your CV? Would you like some help? Then why not call into the Úna Bhán office in the grounds of King House, Boyle, where we will be delighted to give you any help, advice or information we can. A good CV could make all the difference in getting your job application through to the interview stage. We have a template and sheet of helpful tips to guide you through the process. We will also type your CV if you cannot do this yourself. Or you may just want to call in for a chat about your CV. All information will be treated in the strictest of confidence. For more details, contact Úna Bhán Tourism on 071 9663033. We also offer office services such as Photo Copying, Scanning, Laminating, Typing, Faxing, Binding and Printing are carried out at the Una Bhan office in the grounds of  King House, for further information please contact the office on 071 966 3033.




Thursday, January 5, 2017

Update 5th January



JOIN THE WHEELERS
If one of your New Year resolutions is to get fit, lose weight, join a social group, enjoy the outdoors, or indeed all of the above, then cycling could be for you. Boyle based Curlieu Wheelers (leisure) Cycling Club will provide you with the support and knowledge to get started. Dust off your bike and helmet and join us for a no-obligation introductory ride on Sunday 15th Jan at 10am from the Crescent, Boyle. We have routes to accommodate all fitness and ability levels.

• For more information please email curlieuwheelerscc@gmail.com or call 086 858 6225. You can also find Curlieu Wheelers on Facebook.


Boyle and District Angling Club
The Club AGM will take place on Friday 20th January at 8pm in The Well, St Patrick Street. All members are requested to attend.


Curlew Walkers Club

The next meeting of the Curlew Walkers club will be taking  place on Sunday 22nd January, meeting on the Crescent, Boyle at 10.30.  This will be a Flat/Grade C at Limmagh Bog. Your leader for the day will be Caroline  Morgan 086 4065 610. Please confirm times with leader or website prior to each walk www.walkingboyle.com.

BACK TO THE EIGHTIES
Abbey Community College is currently busy preparing for the staging of its fifth school musical “Back to the 80’s which will be staged from Thursday 2nd February until Saturday 4th in St Joseph’s Hall, Boyle. There will also be a staging of a matinee show for the local primary schools on Wednesday 1st February. “Back to the 80’s” will bring you on a journey back to a time when Michael Jackson and Rick Astley were the Kings of Pop, where bubble skirts and blue eye shadow were cool. Set in the USA and tells a story of the senior class of William Ocean High in the 1980’s. It is packed with high-energy dance routines as well as some of the most popular songs ever written. The young cast are already having great fun with it and the more senior cast members are having a lovely trip down memory lane.

NEVEN MAGUIRE COMES TO KILRONAN CASTLE
A cookery demonstration with the renowned chef Nevin Maguire will take place on Wednesday 1st March 2017 in Kilronan Castle. Tickets priced €20 are now on sale. This is a fundraising event in aid of Ardcarne Community Childcare Services and Cootehall National School.

COURTYARD MARKET
The Market is open from 10am to 2pm each and every Saturday in the grounds of King House, Boyle. If you would like to enjoy the best locally grown fresh and organic produce, then a trip to Boyle Courtyard Market on Saturday should be on your agenda. There is a wide range of seasonal produce, including organic fruit and vegetables, homemade jams and marmalade, organic free range eggs, fruit juices, gluten free/ sour dough/ spelt bread and all kinds of delicious home bakes are available every week. Alongside the food stalls are a number of crafters selling their handmade wares, so why not come along and have a chat with the stall holders and avail of their ideas. For further information please call Una Bhan on 071 9663 033.

BOYLE ICA
Interested locals in the ICA (Irish Countrywomen’s Association) are trying to reform a guild in Boyle. If anyone is interested please leave their name me or text Yvonne on 087 903 7326. The ICA is the largest women’s association in Ireland, with more than 10,000 members and over 500 Guilds across the country. “We cook, travel, craft and socialise!

Society of St. Vincent dE Paul Boyle
If you need help with bills, with education expenses or simply need to speak to someone outside the family or friends about any difficulties you are facing or wish to make a donation -contact St. Vincent de Paul Society, Boyle telephone or text 087 9292627  Email: svpboyle16@gmail.com  All calls, texts and help provided are CONFIDENTIAL

CV & Office Services
Are you looking for a new job? Are you having difficulty putting together your CV? Would you like some help? Then why not call into the Úna Bhán office in the grounds of King House, Boyle, where we will be delighted to give you any help, advice or information we can. A good CV could make all the difference in getting your job application through to the interview stage. We have a template and sheet of helpful tips to guide you through the process. We will also type your CV if you cannot do this yourself. Or you may just want to call in for a chat about your CV. All information will be treated in the strictest of confidence. For more details, contact Úna Bhán Tourism on 071 9663033. We also offer office services such as Photo Copying, Scanning, Laminating, Typing, Faxing, Binding and Printing are carried out at the Una Bhan office in the grounds of  King House, for further information please contact the office on 071 966 3033.