Friday, September 22, 2017

Update 22nd September

Roscommon Solstice Choir
This is a voluntary community choir that has raised in excess of €150,000 for charities in Ireland and in London since it was set up in 2013. The choir performs free-of-charge. Members pay their own way to practice and concerts and also pay for day-to-day expenses such as hall-hire, insurance, bus hire, photocopying etc. In order to lighten the burden on members the choir will hold a fundraising concert in Kilronan Castle Hotel on Sunday 1st October, 8 pm. Guest on the night Charlie McGettigan 
A fabulous night of entertainment for only €10.

Niamh’s Journey There
There will be a Pop up Boutique shop opening up in the former Xtravision Shop on Main Street, Boyle on Sunday October 1st from 12 until 6pm all in aid of Niamh’s Journey There.

ARDCARNE GARDEN CENTRE BOYLE
The Centre will be holding a FREE Mini Garden Design Consultation every Wednesday from 4th October until 25th October commencing at 11am until 12.30pm. Bring along photos and an outline sketch and get 30minutes of ideas and inspiration form out professional Garden Designer on creating your perfect garden.

Parish Pastoral council meeting
The Diocese is hosting the Pastoral Gathering again this year in Boyle, and are assisting in its preparation. The Icon of the Holy Family (World Meeting of Families) will be present for veneration at the Gathering on Saturday 7th October and again in St Joseph’s Church on the Sunday and Monday. St Joseph’s Church are working on a Celebration of Baptism for those Baptised in the last year in October and have discussed lighting the Church and its grounds.

Climate Change Conference
This event will take place in the Bush Hotel, Carrick on Shannon on Saturday 7th October at 10.30 until 4.30 and is being sponsored by the Galilee Community, Tintagh, Boyle. Speakers on the day will be Nellie McLaughlin who is a native of Donegal and a member of the Sisters of Mercy, Northern Province.  Eamon Ryan is the Leader of the Green Party who’s main task is building the Party. Eamon formerly chaired the Digital and Energy Policy Groups for the Institute of International and European Affairs in Dublin. For further information and bookings call 071 9664 101 or email galileecommunity@gmail.com. 

Run Walk N Roll 2017
Now in its 22nd year in Boyle, will take place on Sunday the 15th of October at 3pm at St. Joseph's Hall Boyle. A percentage of the funds raised this year will be donated to 'Niamh's Journey There' as she continues her difficult journey! Check out this link: https://niamhsjourneythere.wordpress.com The theme of this year's run is 'Fight back against Cancer' so that we all come out and fight against it together, both for Niamh and anyone else who benefits from the funds raised for Cancer Research in Ireland. It is a 5.4km run/walk and we encourage everyone to come out and participate, fancy dress is welcome. Entry is on the day and refreshments will be served afterwards. Sponsor cards available. In excess of €160,000 has been raised for cancer research in Boyle, through this event over the last 21 years. Hopefully this money has benefitted people through their journey with cancer and will benefit Niamh on her journey in this difficult time. Looking forward to seeing you all there to support this worthy cause. Contact Damian Regan 0863942388

Roscommon Volunteer Awards 2017
Do you know an individual, organisation/group or school in County Roscommon who deserves to have their volunteer work rewarded? If so - Roscommon Volunteer Information Service are seeking nominations for the Roscommon Volunteer Awards 2017. There are five categories –   Young Volunteer of the Year: Older Volunteer of the Year: Group/Organisation of the Year: Schools Civic Social Engagement Award (New in 2017): Volunteer of the Year.
Nomination Forms are now available and can be obtained with criteria from
Bridie on 094 98 62565 or email roscommonvolunteerawards@gmail.com Closing Date for nominations is midnight October 9th. The Awards ceremony will be held on December 1st 2017 “Celebrating Voluntary Activity in Community Life in County Roscommon”

Boyle Food Partnership
Boyle Food Partnership was established in July 2017, following the realisation that some households are experiencing food shortages due to a lack of money.  Food supplies are limited and available to those most in need, those who are going without today … not to replenish a cupboard for an unidentified rainy day. We look forward to serving you. If you or anyone you know is going without food due to economic or other hardship, please let them know we are up and running and ask them to get in touch. We will help as best we can. This service is confidential. Tel 071 966 3000 or text 086 738 7910. Email hiddenpoverty@gmail.com  or Facebook messenger Poverty and Homelessness. All messages will be responded to on the date of receipt.

Courtyard Market
The Market takes place every Saturday in the Grounds of King House, Boyle from 10am until 2pm...If you would like to enjoy the best locally grown fresh and organic produce, then a trip to the Courtyard Market should be on your agenda. There is a wide range of seasonal produce, Vegetarian hot meals to eat here or take home as well as organic fruit and vegetables, homemade jams and marmalade, organic free range eggs,, 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

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, September 16, 2017

Update 17th September

MASSIVE THANKS
Curlieu Wheelers Cycling club would like to thank the following for their help and assistance in raising €9000 last weekend for Niamh’s Journey There: Management and staff of Londis and Supervalu supermarkets, Garda Michael Pilkington and Superintendent Seamus Boyle, David Greene, Darren Purcell, Abbey College TY students, Better Buys, Carmels Skincare and Beauty, Ann Wynne Fitness, Brogan’s Pharmacy, Smith, Kelly, Scott, Keith Conroy, Trailcyling, local media, all the bucket collectors and the many guest cyclists from the club and the town who participated on either or both days. The generosity of the community to the cycle has been outstanding and the club wish Niamh well for the future.

Pop Up event in Park Visitor Centre
INSIDE [CRAFT] invites you to its Pop Up Retail Event on Culture Night 2017 at 4.00 pm on Friday 22 September in Lough Key Forest Park Visitor Centre, Boyle. This event, introducing the new INSIDE [CRAFT] Network, will be an opportunity to meet craftspeople, hear about what inspires them, see and purchase their work, in the beautiful surroundings of Lough Key Forest Park The Pop Up Retail event will continue on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th from 10am to 5pm each day. INSIDE [CRAFT] is a strong, vibrant network representing the craftspeople, artists and designers of Cavan, Leitrim, Longford and Roscommon.

Curlew Walkers Club
All are welcome to join the walks for an Open weekend which takes place on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September. Both days meeting on the Crescent, Boyle at 10am
The Saturday walk programme will be, Level C. Castlebaldwin to Balinafad, route will follow the historical trail over the Bricklieve Mountains, length 12km with 200m climb, time 3 to 4 hours. Level A.Castlebaldwin to Boyle, route will follow the historical trail over the Bricklieve and Curlew Mountains, length 18km with 400m climb. Water proof boots needed for the Curlews, time 6 hours approx. Sunday walks programme: Level C. Arigna Mining Experience to Keadue, This route will follow a steady climb up the slopes of Kilronan Mountain, yielding a fine view of Lough Allen. The route takes us past the Mining Experience and continues towards the top of Kilronan Mountain, then sweeping downwards into Keadue. Length 7 km with 200m climb, 3 to 3.5 hours. Level A. Arigna  Mining Experience to Lough Key. This route will follow a steady climb up the slopes of Kilronan Mountain, yielding a fine view of Lough Allen. The route takes us past the Mining Experience and continues towards the top of Kilronan Mountain, then sweeping downwards into Keadue. The route will then follow the historical trail past Lough Meelagh on to the Bogside Inn and then on to Crossna. From Crossna we continue on the Historical trail to Lough Key. Length 20km with 260m climb, time 6 hours approx. For further information Contact Philip James 086 3353000 or Tom Browne 087 2379632 For reasons of safety and personal comfort, all members and guests walking with the club must have the following basic items of equipment: Strong waterproof boots, Waterproof clothing and a walking stick, Woollen hat and gloves, adequate food and liquids, A whistle and a rucksack for all items.

Boyle Scout registration night
Registration Night for all New and Existing members will be held on Wednesday 20th September between 7.00 pm and 9.00 pm in the Scout Den. All Parents who wish to enrol a child for the coming year must please register them on this night. The minimum age is strictly 6 years old. Please note that while they are accepting registration of New Members, places will be dependent both on returning member numbers and Leader numbers and therefore cannot be immediately guaranteed. Weekly meetings will resume where possible the following week, beginning Monday 25th September. Due to a shortage of Leaders, some of our Sections will not be able to re-open, as things stand. We are trying to address this situation, and appeal to anyone that may be willing to help out, to please take that leap of faith and contact us. Being a Leader can be hugely rewarding, many people even finding that they enjoy it!! Full training will be provided, particular skills are not required. Anyone who may be interested in becoming a Leader in any of the Sections would be most welcome and can contact the Group Leader on 086 8360222 or any Leader for further details.

SUMMER STARS ON CULTURE NIGHT
This year we are marking Culture Night in Boyle Library with the awards ceremony for all those children that have completed this year’s Summer Stars challenge. This will take place in the Boyle Library on Friday 22nd September at 6.15pm and will be followed at 6.30pm by the wonderful Chris Thompson providing a storytelling session for 7 – 10 years old.

BOYLE & DISTRICT ANGLING CLUB
Next Angling Competition will be the Martin Mitchell Cup which will be taking place on Lough Key on Sunday 24th September. Fishing from 11am until 6pm and this will be a Boat Competition. Also taking place this month will be the Paddy Kelly Cup which will take place on Lough Gara on Saturday 30th August from 10am until 4pm.

Joint Policing public meeting in Boyle
King House in Boyle will be the venue for a Public Meeting of County Roscommon Joint Policing Committee. It will take place on Thursday 28th September commencing at 7pm.
All members of the public are invited to attend and put questions to the committee concerning policing in the county. Questions should be received no later than Thursday 21st September to Breta Coyle, Community and Enterprise, Aras an Chontae, Roscommon or to bcoyle@roscommoncoco.ie The Roscommon Joint Policing Committee (JPC) was established under the Garda Síochána Act 2005 and is a partnership between the Elected Members and Staff of Roscommon County Council, Oireachtas Members, An Garda Síochána, and the Community. The Roscommon JPC is a forum where matters that affect policing in the County can be discussed. Cllr Rachel Doherty is the local public representative on the committee

Orienteering event in Forest Park
Lough Key Forest Park will again be a centre of action on Sunday September 24th when Sligo Orienteering club will hold a score event in the Park. The day will commence at 11am. This event has only one start time as it is a mass start event. Please do not come late. Please arrive no later than 11.00am with a mass start to commence shortly afterwards. Meet at the campsite entrance.

Parish Pastoral council meeting
The Diocese is hosting the Pastoral Gathering again this year in Boyle, and are assisting in its preparation. The Icon of the Holy Family (World Meeting of Families) will be present for veneration at the Gathering on Saturday 7th October and again in St Joseph’s Church on the Sunday and Monday. St Joseph’s Church are working on a Celebration of Baptism for those Baptised in the last year in October and have discussed lighting the Church and its grounds.

RUN WALK n ROLL
This year’s Run Walk n Roll in aid of Cancer Research will take place in Boyle on Sunday the 15th of October. Due to the timing of the event it has being decided to give a percentage of this year's fund to ‘Niamhs Journey There ' fund. Hopefully the money (in excess of €160.000) raised in Boyle over the last 21 years will have benefited many on their journey with Cancer and hopefully will benefit Niamh on her difficult journey. Please like and share our page Run Walk N Roll to spread the word. More details to follow soon.

Roscommon Volunteer Awards 2017
Do you know an individual, organisation/group or school in County Roscommon who deserves to have their volunteer work rewarded? If so - Roscommon Volunteer Information Service are seeking nominations for the Roscommon Volunteer Awards 2017. There are five categories –   Young Volunteer of the Year: Older Volunteer of the Year: Group/Organisation of the Year: Schools Civic Social Engagement Award (New in 2017): Volunteer of the Year.
Nomination Forms are now available and can be obtained with criteria from
Bridie on 094 98 62565 or email roscommonvolunteerawards@gmail.com Closing Date for nominations is midnight October 9th. The Awards ceremony will be held on December 1st 2017 “Celebrating Voluntary Activity in Community Life in County Roscommon”

Boyle Food Partnership
Boyle Food Partnership was established in July 2017, following the realisation that some households are experiencing food shortages due to a lack of money.  Food supplies are limited and available to those most in need, those who are going without today … not to replenish a cupboard for an unidentified rainy day. We look forward to serving you. If you or anyone you know is going without food due to economic or other hardship, please let them know we are up and running and ask them to get in touch. We will help as best we can. This service is confidential. Tel 071 966 3000 or text 086 738 7910. Email
hiddenpoverty@gmail.com  or Facebook messenger Poverty and Homelessness. All messages will be responded to on the date of receipt.

Courtyard Market
The Market takes place every Saturday in the Grounds of King House, Boyle from 10am until 2pm...If you would like to enjoy the best locally grown fresh and organic produce, then a trip to the Courtyard Market should be on your agenda. There is a wide range of seasonal produce, Vegetarian hot meals to eat here or take home as well as organic fruit and vegetables, homemade jams and marmalade, organic free range eggs,, 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

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, September 1, 2017

Update 1st September



Boyle Tennis Club

Tennis coaching will recommence in Boyle on Wednesday September 6th with an eight week course bringing us up to half term. Times are: 3:30pm until 4:30pm for children from 5yrs. to 8yrs. and 4:30pm until 5:30pm for 9yrs+. The full cost of the course is €40 but why not come along on 6th Sept., and for €5 tries it out!? All equipment including racquets and balls are provided free! Also, in case of bad weather we have great indoor facilities! So, just come

along and enjoy some tennis fun with a fully qualified tennis coach. Enquiries please to Noreen Hawkins on 087 657 3046

Niamh’s Journey there

Curlieu Wheelers Cycling Club will be running a static cycle to raise money for "Niamh's Journey There". This will take place at Londis Supermarket, The Crescent, Boyle, on Friday 8th September and Saturday 9th September. The cyclists will cover "Niamh's Journey There", a distance of 1830 km, which is the equivalent of Boyle to Birmingham and back to Boyle again. The event kicks off at 10.30 am each morning and will run all day. Club members will cover most of the distance but we would appeal to everyone, young and old, to come along and pedal a few kilometres with us to show your support for Niamh. We will provide the bikes and equipment. Donations can be made at Londis on the day, or at any time to the Go Fund Me page at:www.gofundme.com/niamhs-journey-there We would like to extend a HUGE thanks to Neil, Olive, Dan, Richard and staff at Londis for accommodating us.


BASIC FIRST AID COURSE INCORPORATING CPR
The venue for this course will be the Boyle Family Resource Centre and will be taking place on Thursday September 7th at 9.30am until 5pm. To provide each participant with the necessary skills to give immediate treatment to an adult who has been injured or taken ill suddenly, prior to the arrival of the medical services (Ambulance or Doctor). To provide treatment where no further medical (Doctor) treatment is required. To Preserve Life, Prevent Further Injury and Promote Recovery.  The trainer on the day will be James McLoughlin of Absolute Safety. On successful completion of courses, each participant will receive a Certificate issued by Absolute Safety

Celtic cycle to Croagh Patrick
This year’s annual Boyle Celtic cycle to and climb of Croagh Patrick will take place on Sunday September 10th. The cycle will leave Celtic Park at 8am. If interested, please advise Eddie Conroy on 086 257 4257 or eddie@trojan.ie to ascertain numbers. This is always an enjoyable day out with a bus trip home for participants.

Cannonball Run to pass Boyle
This year’s annual Cannonball Run will travel past Boyle on Sunday September 10th. The Adrenalin fuelled event is the largest organised road trip in Europe and the most exciting motoring and social event of the year with most of the world’s top mark car such as McLaren, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Aston Martin, Porsche, Masseratti, Rolls Royce taking part. The cars leave Dublin on Friday 8th September heading to Limerick. On Saturday they arrive in Sligo town centre at 6.30pm joining the N4 at Collooney On Sunday 10th they will leave Rosses Point at 10am, passing on the N4 Curlew Bypass at approximately 10.30am before their finish in Kilkenny later that evening.

Curlew Walkers Club
The next meeting of the Curlew Walkers club will be taking  place on Sunday 10th September. Meeting on the Crescent, Boyle at 11am.  This will be a Climb/Flat  at O’Donnells Rock. Your leader for the day will be Frances Mc Donagh 087 6787 257.  Please confirm times with leader or website prior to each walk www.walkingboyle.com.

MOBILE UNIT IN BOYLE
The Marie Keating Foundation mobile unit & nurse will once again visit the Family Resource Centre, Boyle on Tuesday September 12th from 10.30am to 3pm. The Foundation Mobile Information Units are staffed by a specialist nurse and visit community groups, workplaces, organisations and public places to bring cancer information straight into the heart of communities nationwide.

BOYLE BOOK CLUB
Boyle Library Book Club is eager as always to welcome new members. Meetings are held monthly in the library, at 11am on a Wednesday mid-month. More details can be had from Boyle Library. All are welcome to come along and enjoy the best of books and the liveliest discussion and to present their own suggestions to the group. Book for Sept is “Dear Life” by Alice Munro and there are copies in the library. The next meeting will be on Wednesday, 13th September at 11am.

Boyle Musical Society
The forthcoming   production of ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ will be staged from November 23rd to 25th in St. Joseph’s Church, Boyle. Rehearsals have just begun in St. Joseph’s Hall and a warm welcome is extended to all new, former and existing members to join up for twelve unforgettable weeks of music, singing, drama, dancing, comedy and lots more…. Rehearsals will continue in the Hall on Monday and Thursday evenings. Our Musical Director Anne and Director/Choreographer, Vivienne will be on hand to outline the show to everybody, so come along and join the fun. Moving the show to a different venue for this year, is a huge undertaking and challenge for BMS but we can assure both participants and audiences alike, that this will be a monumental production and a truly spectacular, unforgettable experience for all involved! We will be looking for children from 5th and 6th class to take part in the show and we will hold a workshop specifically for them, at a later date. More details to follow. Based on ‘The Coat of Many Colours’ from the book of Genesis, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and text by Tim Rice, ‘Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ is a show for all the family. It features well known songs like ‘Close Every Door’ and ‘Any Dream Will Do’. Boyle Musical Society last staged ‘Joseph…’ back in 2001.

Courtyard Market
The Market takes place every Saturday in the Grounds of King House, Boyle from 10am until 2pm...If you would like to enjoy the best locally grown fresh and organic produce, then a trip to the Courtyard Market should be on your agenda. There is a wide range of seasonal produce, Vegetarian hot meals to eat here or take home as well as organic fruit and vegetables, homemade jams and marmalade, organic free range eggs, fruit juices, 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

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, August 25, 2017

Update 25th August

LOUGH KEY TRIATHLON 2017
Lough Key Triathlon takes place on Sunday 3rd September - for anyone who has never done their race before have you ever wondered what to expect? They have a stunning Forest Park setting in heart of the North West of Ireland - 30 mins from Sligo, 1hrs 30 from Galway, 2 hours from Dublin and just over 2 hours from Belfast. They pride themselves on doing something different each year as regards their famous goodie bags and this year is no different - they have just taken delivery of 300 'goodies' and they can guarantee entrants will not be disappointed. Make sure to get your entries in via www.triathlonireland.com

DIGITAL SKILLS FOR BOYLE CITIZENS
A new Digital Skills for Citizens course starts on Monday September 4th in Boyle.
Booking is essential for this five week course which will run from 7pm-9pm in Boyle Family Resource Centre. For more information please contact the Centre on 071 966 3000. This free programme is funded through the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE)
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BASIC FIRST AID COURSE INCORPERATING CPR
The venue for this course will be the Boyle Family Resource Centre and will be taking place on Thursday September 7th at 9.30am until 5pm. To provide each participant with the necessary skills to give immediate treatment to an adult who has been injured or taken ill suddenly, prior to the arrival of the medical services (Ambulance or Doctor). To provide treatment where no further medical (Doctor) treatment is required. To Preserve Life, Prevent Further Injury and Promote Recovery.  The trainer on the day will be James McLoughlin of Absolute Safety. On successful completion of courses, each participant will receive a Certificate issued by Absolute Safety 

MARIE KEATING MOBILE UNIT IN BOYLE
The Marie Keating Foundation mobile unit & nurse will once again visit the Family Resource Centre, Boyle on Tuesday September 12th from 10.30am to 3pm. The Foundation Mobile Information Units are staffed by a specialist nurse and visit community groups, workplaces, organisations and public places to bring cancer information straight into the heart of communities nationwide.

BOYLE BOOK CLUB
Boyle Library Book Club is eager as always to welcome new members. Meetings are held monthly in the library, at 11am on a Wednesday mid-month. More details can be had from Boyle Library. All are welcome to come along and enjoy the best of books and the liveliest discussion and to present their own suggestions to the group. Book for Sept is “Dear Life” by Alice Munro and there are copies in the library. The next meeting will be on Wednesday, 13th September at 11am.

BOYLE MUSICAL SOCIETY
Well it looks like the evenings are drawing in around us, meaning it’s time to think about what to do for the autumn. The best fun to be had however, will be taking part in Boyle Musical Society’s forthcoming production of ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ which will be staged from November 23rd to 25th in St. Joseph’s Church, Boyle.
Rehearsals will begin on Monday September 4th in St. Joseph’s Hall at 8pm and a warm welcome is extended to all new, former and existing members to join up for twelve unforgettable weeks of music, singing, drama, dancing, comedy and lots more.

Courtyard Market
The Market takes place every Saturday in the Grounds of King House, Boyle from 10am until 2pm..If you would like to enjoy the best locally grown fresh and organic produce, then a trip to the Courtyard Market should be on your agenda. There is a wide range of seasonal produce, Vegetarian hot meals to eat here or take home as well as organic fruit and vegetables, homemade jams and marmalade, organic free range eggs, fruit juices, 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 Family Resource CENTRE
Get ready for Spring/Summer by doing a clear-out. There is a clothing bank outside the Boyle Family Resource Centre (Family Life Centre) which accepts old clothes, bed linen, handbags and shoes that are sent for recycling. Your support and donations are very much appreciated as this helps raise funds towards the Centres programmes and community work. No Duvets and Pillows and as they cannot be recycled.

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, August 18, 2017

Update 18th August


ARCHAEOLOGY BUS TOUR
To celebrate National Heritage Week, Úna Bhán Tourism Co-operative and Ballaghaderreen Lake and Legends invite you to join us on archaeology Bus Tour on Saturday 26th August, leaving from King House, Boyle at 12pm. Visiting Drumanone Dolmen, Moygara Castle, Clogher Stone Fort, The Four Altars and Urlaur Abbey. To book a place call Úna Bhán Tourism on 071 - 96 63033

MOBILE UNIT IN BOYLE
The Marie Keating Foundation mobile unit & nurse will once again visit the Family Resource Centre, Boyle on Tuesday September 12th from 10.30am to 3pm. The Foundation Mobile Information Units are staffed by a specialist nurse and visit community groups, workplaces, organisations and public places to bring cancer information straight into the heart of communities nationwide.

LOUGH KEY TRIATHLON 2017
Lough Key Triathlon takes place on Sunday 3rd September - for anyone who has never done their race before have you ever wondered what to expect? They have a stunning Forest Park setting in heart of the North West of Ireland - 30 mins from Sligo, 1hrs 30 from Galway, 2 hours from Dublin and just over 2 hours from Belfast. They pride themselves on doing something different each year as regards their famous goodie bags and this year is no different - they have just taken delivery of 300 'goodies' and they can guarantee entrants will not be disappointed. Make sure to get your entries in via www.triathlonireland.com

DIGITAL SKILLS FOR BOYLE CITIZENS
A new Digital Skills for Citizens course starts on Monday September 4th in Boyle.
Booking is essential for this five week course which will run from 7pm-9pm in Boyle Family Resource Centre. For more information please contact the Centre on 071 966 3000. This free programme is funded through the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE).

BEE KEEPING AT ARDCARNE GARDEN CENTRE
An Introduction to Bee Keeping will take place in Ardcarne Garden Centre on Saturday 26th August. This free customer event will get underway in the Boyle store at 11.30am and conclude at 12.30pm. Join Eamonn Tubman, chairman of Digges Beekeepers Association for an introduction on how to keep bees. All are welcome

Joint ticketing for Boyle attractions
A joint ticketing initiative is now available in four of the area’s top attractions. Visitors to King House, Lough Key Forest Park, Boyle Abbey and Arigna Mining Experience can avail of a discount if they purchase another ticket for any of the other attractions. It is hoped to have Boyle Model Railway added to the ticketing system when it is up and running. The idea was first mooted by Boyle Town Team to Roscommon County Council earlier this year. With the assistance of Martin Lydon and Mary Mullins from Roscommon Co Co and the management of the four venues, the joint ticketing initiative is now live.

Boyle Branch Library
Emigration from Boyle with a happy ending! Hear grandnephew Vincent Delaney tell the story of Thomas Higgins, born near Boyle in the 1840’s who emigrated to the United States and in later years wrote down recollections of his life. This will be taking place in the Library on Tuesday 22nd August at 6.30 pm until 7.30 pm.  Boyle Library will also host an exhibition of letters and images relating to Thomas Higgins and his amazing life. This exhibition will take place Library hours from the 15th 26th August.

Hello Delia murphy
Enjoy and afternoon of the story and songs of Delia Murphy, performed by her niece Carmen Cullen with music by Gerry Anderson. Delia was a singer and collector of Irish ballads who recorded several records from the 1930’s to the 1960’s. During World War Two she assisted Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty (the Vatican pimpernel) to hide Jews and escaped Allied soldiers from the Nazis. This event will take place in Boyle Library on Wednesday 23rd August at 2.30pm until 4.30pm.

COURTYARD MARKET
To celebrate Heritage Week the Courtyard Market which takes place every Saturday in the grounds of King House, Boyle will be hosting the following events: Vintage Motorbikes and High Nellie Bike display on Saturday 19th August alongside: ‘How to Build a Bug Hotel’ (the only Hotel in Boyle) 10am, Basket Weaving Demonstrations with Victor and live music by Stereo Bytes at 11am. On Saturday 26th August also celebrating Heritage Week: Vintage Motorbikes and High Nellie Bike display 10am with Food demonstrations, ‘How to Build a Bug Hotel’ 10am Basket Weaving Demonstrations with Victor, 11am Live music by ‘The Hermit Collective’ 11am FREE Children’s tour of King House ‘Through the Eyes of a Child’ conducted by Anna for children aged 6 to 12 (pre-booking essential as limited numbers). At 12 noon Hair braiding by Anna and food of Bye-gone years’ in King House Tea Rooms with a Vintage Theme.

DIG IT ARCHAEOLOGY FOR KIDS
“Dig It” is a fun educational, hands on archaeology experience for ages 3years plus where they will carry out a ’mini excavation’ with the promise of hidden treasure using safe, child friendly tools. Warning – children can get a littler dirty as this is an outdoor event so please wear suitable clothing and footwear. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. This event will take place on Saturday 26th August from 11am until 5pm.

Boyle Family Resource
Get ready for Spring/Summer by doing a clear-out. There is a clothing bank outside the Boyle Family Resource Centre (Family Life Centre) which accepts old clothes, bed linen, handbags and shoes that are sent for recycling. Your support and donations are very much appreciated as this helps raise funds towards the Centres programmes and community work. No Duvets and Pillows and as they cannot be recycled.

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, August 11, 2017

Update 11th August

Autism & ADHD Summer Camps in Boyle
Summer camps are aimed at inclusion and equality so are open to both children with Special Needs and siblings. Camps are run over two days the 16th and 17th August10 until 3pm and include all materials, gift at the end and certificate of participation for every child. For further information and to register call 057 874 1470 or email info@nolimitsac.com

Joint ticketing for Boyle attractions
A joint ticketing initiative is now available in four of the area’s top attractions. Visitors to King House, Lough Key Forest Park, Boyle Abbey and Arigna Mining Experience can avail of a discount if they purchase another ticket for any of the other attractions. It is hoped to have Boyle Model Railway added to the ticketing system when it is up and running. With the assistance of Martin Lydon and Mary Mullins from Roscommon Co Co and the management of the four venues, the joint ticketing initiative is now live.

KING HOUSE EVENT
Come along to the front step of King House to see Michael Bell from www.naturelearn.com open his moth trap to reveal what wonderful creatures can be found flying around the grounds of King House during the night while you are asleep. This is an outdoor event so please wear suitable clothing and footwear. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. This event takes place on Monday 21st August in the grounds of King House at 11am until 12pm. Michael will then take you on a nature walk 21st August at 12pm until 1pm and take a nature walk in the Pleasure Grounds adjacent to King House. See what bugs, creepy crawlies and wildlife you can find living in the park and along the river.

Boyle Branch Library
Emigration from Boyle with a happy ending! Hear grandnephew Vincent Delaney tell the story of Thomas Higgins, born near Boyle in the 1840’s who emigrated to the United States and in later years wrote down recollections of his life. This will be taking place in the Library on Tuesday 22nd August at 6.30 pm until 7.30 pm.  Boyle Library will also host an exhibition of letters and images relating to Thomas Higgins and his amazing life. This exhibition will take place Library hours from the 15t 26th August.

Hello Delia murphy
Enjoy and afternoon of the story and songs of Delia Murphy, performed by her niece Carmen Cullen with music by Gerry Anderson. Delia was a singer and collector of Irish ballads who recorded several records from the 1930’s to the 1960’s. During World War Two she assisted Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty (the Vatican pimpernel) to hide Jews and escaped Allied soldiers from the Nazis. This event will take place in Boyle Library on Wednesday 23rd August at 2.30pm until 4.30pm.

ARCHAEOLOGY BUS TOUR
To celebrate National Heritage Week, Úna Bhán Tourism Co-operative and Ballaghaderreen Lake and Legends invite you to join us on archaeology Bus Tour on Saturday 26th August, leaving from King House, Boyle at 12pm. Visiting Drumanone Dolmen, Moygara Castle, Clogher Stone Fort, The Four Altars and Urlaur Abbey. To book a place call Úna Bhán Tourism on 071 - 96 63033

COURTYARD MARKET
To celebrate Heritage Week the Courtyard Market which takes place every Saturday in the grounds of King House, Boyle will be hosting the following events: Vintage Motorbikes and High Nellie Bike display on  Saturday 19th August alongside: ‘How to Build a Bug Hotel’ (the only Hotel in Boyle) 10am, Basket Weaving Demonstrations with Victor and  live music by Stereo Bytes at 11am. On Saturday 26th August also celebrating Heritage Week: Vintage Motorbikes and High Nellie Bike display 10am with Food demonstrations, ‘How to Build a Bug Hotel’ 10am Basket Weaving Demonstrations with Victor, 11am Live music by ‘The Hermit Collective’ 11am FREE Children’s tour of King House ‘Through the Eyes of a Child’ conducted by Anna for children aged 6 to 12 (pre-booking essential as limited numbers). 12 noon Hair braiding by Anna and food of Bye-gone years’ in King House Tea Rooms with a Vintage Theme.

DIG IT ARCHAEOLOGY FOR KIDS
“Dig It” is a fun educational, hands on archaeology experience for ages 3 years plus where they will carry out a ’mini excavation’ with the promise of hidden treasure using safe, child friendly tools. Warning – children can get a littler dirty as this is an outdoor event so please wear suitable clothing and footwear. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. This event will take place on Saturday 26th August from 11am until 5pm.

Courtyard Market

The Market takes place every Saturday in the Grounds of King House, Boyle from 10am until 2pm...If you would like to enjoy the best locally grown fresh and organic produce, then a trip to the Courtyard Market should be on your agenda. There is a wide range of seasonal produce, Vegetarian hot meals to eat here or take home as well as organic fruit and vegetables, homemade jams and marmalade, organic free range eggs, fruit juices, smoothies ice cream milkshakes 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


Thursday, August 3, 2017

Update 2nd August

  

BOYLE & DISTRICT ANGLING CLUB
The Paddy Sharkey Perpetual Memorial Lough Gara Cup Open Pike Competition will be held on Sunday 13th August on Lough Gara. Fishing from 11am until 6pm with check in and entries taken at Templeronan Pier. Presentation will take place in the Moylurg Inn, Boyle at 8.30. For further information contact Jane Suffin on 086 830 1261

BALLINAMEEN LADIES GAA CLUB
the Annual 10km walk, run or jog will be taking place on Sunday 13th August at 6pm. Registration is behind the Cross Bar, Ballinameen from  5pm until 5.30.

New road side signs for Boyle
Boyle will soon get a number of new signs to indicate that the town is the overall winner of the “National Enterprising Town Award”. The signs will soon be erected under the existing green “Welcome to Boyle” signs on approaches to the town. In addition, new and larger “Welcome to Boyle” signs will also be erected in Greatmeadow and on the Mockmoyne approach roads. The signs will be erected by Roscommon Co Co later during August.

First Aid refresher course in Boyle
An emergency/occupational first aid Refresher Course incorporating CPR will take place at Boyle Family Resource Centre on Tuesday 15th August 9.30am-5pm. Course Content:
To provide each participant with the necessary skills to give immediate treatment to an adult who has been injured or taken ill suddenly, prior to the arrival of the medical services. To provide treatment where no further medical (Doctor) treatment is required. To preserve life, Prevent Further Injury & Promote Recovery. Trainer is James McLoughlin from Absolute Safety. On successful completion of courses, each participant will receive a Certificate issued by Absolute Safety. Booking essential through the Boyle Family Resource Centre on 071 966 3000.

Autism & ADHD Summer Camps in Boyle
Summer camps are aimed at inclusion and equality so are open to both children with Special Needs and siblings. Camps are run over two days the 16th and 17th August10 until 3pm and include all materials, gift at the end and certificate of participation for every child. For further information and to register call 057 874 1470 or email info@nolimitsac.com

Self care management course
A Self Care management course for people living with an on-going or long term health condition will be available in Boyle – if there is a demand for such a programme.  It is a 6 week programme for 2.5 hours and will cover topics such as: Getting a Good, Night’s Sleep -
Managing your Medication - Problem Solving - Dealing with Health Care Professionals - Diet & Exercise etc. The programme will be delivered by two facilitators one of whom must be living with a health condition. If you are interested please contact Jackie on 083 8478076 or email selfcaretowellness@rsg.ie or if you would like to meet and discuss the value of such a programme then please let me know and I will come and  do a small presentation/talk to a group or have a one to one phone conversation.

Golf classes in Boyle on Wednesday
A series of golf classes for children aged 7-13 take place each Wednesday from 6pm at Boyle Golf Club with PGA Professional Peter Duignan. The classes are open to members and non-members alike. Peter is a highly experienced coach, having completed his training at the prestigious Portmarnock Golf Club in Dublin before taking up a head professional role at Charlesland in Co Wicklow. Currently based at Co Longford Golf Club, he will be offering tuition to those from Boyle and the wider area. There will be three one hour slots and groups will be limited to 8 participants each so it is advisable to book early to avoid disappointment.
This promotional drive is in association with visits that took place to two local primary schools, Scoil Na nAingeal Naofa and St Joseph’s Boys National School by the club and the Confederation of Golf in Ireland.

Roscommon Learning Links
Elphin Street, Boyle are pleased to offer places on the Major Award Level 5 in Information Processing in September 2017. The Course is a fulltime course that can be achieved over 30 weeks. Age is but a number at Roscommon Learning Links where anyone from 16 upwards to 60 plus is welcome to upskill and get certification in a relaxed Adult Education Training Centre. To Leaving Certificate students who are eagerly awaiting results and unsure about their future, it’s an ideal stop gap to gain additional certification, increase your points and time to reflect on your career path or chosen Course. If you wish to find out more about joining us why not call on 071 9664510 or email info@roscommonlearninglinks.com An Information session will be held in mid-August but in the meantime you can register you’re expression of interest with us if you wish.

Joint ticketing for Boyle attractions
A joint ticketing initiative is now available in four of the areas top attractions. Visitors to King House, Lough Key Forest Park, Boyle Abbey and Arigna Mining Experience can avail of a discount if they purchase another ticket for any of the other attractions. It is hoped to have Boyle Model Railway added to the ticketing system when it is up and running. 

Courtyard Market
The Market takes place every Saturday in the Grounds of King House, Boyle from 10am until 2pm...If you would like to enjoy the best locally grown fresh and organic produce, then a trip to the Courtyard Market should be on your agenda. There is a wide range of seasonal produce, Vegetarian hot meals to eat here or take home as well as organic fruit and vegetables, homemade jams and marmalade, organic free range eggs, fruit juices, smoothies ice cream milkshakes 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

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.