Friday, May 26, 2017

Update 26th May


AGE FRIENDLY BUSINNESS LIBRARY
Roscommon County Council in partnership with Older Peoples Council and Roscommon Local Enterprise Office invites you to the Age Friendly Business Library on Tuesday 30th May at 3.30 in the saloon of King House, Boyle. Presentation by Cathaoirleach, Tony Ward. Light refreshment served. For further information call 071 966 3242.

BOYLE WELCOMES YOU
You are cordially invited to a Service of welcome for Rev. Edward Yendall, in Boyle Church of Ireland on Thursday June 1st at 8pm. Rev. Edward Yendall will be Rector of the following parishes - Boyle, Ardcarne, Croghan and Aghanagh.

IRELANDS TOUGHEST MUCKERS
With less than three weeks remaining until Ireland’s Toughest Muckers takes place in Boyle’s Lough Key Forest Park, places are filling fast. You can still register online at irelandstoughestmuckers.ie. This strength and endurance challenge will take place on Saturday June 10th. The 10k event will have a number of new features this year. A “Little Muckers” course is added this year for participants under 16 years of age with all monies raised from this section going to a nominated children’s charity. This is the fifth year for Toughest Muckers to be held in Boyle and early indications are that it will be a sell-out event.
And remember, your entry gets you free beer, food and entertainment at the finish line!

CURLEW WALKERS CLUB
The next meeting of the Curlew Walkers club will be taking  place on Sunday 11th June. Meeting on the Crescent, Boyle at 9 am  This will be a Climb Graden A/B at Slieve League. Your leader for the day being Naomi McBride 087 6743 693. Please confirm times with leader or website prior to each walk www.walkingboyle.com.

LOUGH KEY EVENT
Midlands Aquathon Series in Boyle will take place in Lough Key on Wednesday 14th June starting at 7.30pm. A swim and run event hosted by Lough Key Triathlon Club, consisting of 750m swim and 5k run - Entry  €10 with TI licence (1 Day Licence required if you do not have a TI race licence)

BOYLE ARTS FESTIVAL
This is a reminder to all artists, local, new, those from further afield and those under 25 that it is time to be thinking of your entry to the Boyle Open Art Exhibition. The exhibition runs this year from Friday 21st July until Saturday 29th July. It is anticipated to be another excellent show for 2017, exhibits for which will be selected by an anonymous panel. Handing in of entries will take place as always in the Church of Ireland, Parochial School on Military Road, Boyle (opposite Boyle Family Resource Centre) on Friday 7th July between 4pm until 6pm and Saturday 8th July from 4pm until 6pm. Entries will be accepted in any medium, to a maximum of 3 per person. Entry forms are available in Una Bhan Tourism, in the Grounds in King House, Boyle or call 071 9663 033.

IRISH LANGUAGE SECONDARY SCHOOL SUMMER CAMP
Enrolment is now open for an all Irish summer camp which will take place from Monday 26th until Friday 30th of June in Boyle. This camp is for first and second year students.  It will cover all the skills needed for Junior Cert Irish both oral and written in a fun and creative way. The aim of this summer camp is to offer students an enjoyable and fun atmosphere where they can learn Irish and have the opportunity to speak it in an Active Learning environment – lots of drama, games music, art, cooking, dancing and outings. Class starts at 10 and finishes at 2 30 each day. Discounts are available for families. More information regarding this summer camp is available by phoning 086 329 2488 or emailing mairenidhonnchu@gmail.com

IRISH LANGUAGE PRIMARY SUMMER CAMP
Enrolment is now open for an all Irish summer camp which will take place from Monday 3rd until Friday 7th of July in Boyle. The aim of this summer camp is to offer students an enjoyable and fun atmosphere where they can learn Irish and have the opportunity to speak it in an Active Learning environment – lots of drama, games, music, art, cooking, dancing and outings which will reaffirm the targets of the Primary School Curriculum for Irish. All primary School children welcome as work will be differentiated to facilitate learning from all.
Class starts at 10 and finishes at 2.30pm each day. Discounts are available for families. More information regarding this summer camp is available by phoning 0863292488 or emailing mairenidhonnchu@gmail.com

FAI SOCCER CAMP COMES TO BOYLE
The annual FAI Soccer Camp will take place at Celtic Park in Boyle from the 7th to the 11th of August. The camps cater for players of all abilities and participants are grouped according to ability and age to ensure that everyone gets the most out of being on a SportsDirect.com FAI Summer Soccer School. Camps run from 10.30am until 3pm from Monday to Friday.
Beginners will learn the fundamental football skills needed to be a player and receive a fun and dynamic introduction to playing the game. More seasoned players will focus on more technical and skill-specific training and everyone will come together in the afternoon to participate in mini-leagues and small-sided games. The coaching programme for the week is fully aligned to our Player Development Plan and offers young players the opportunity to maximise their learning and development in a fun and safe environment whilst doing what every young football loves to do – SCORE GOALS!

BOYLE GOLF CLUB
Sunday 21st May saw the Bart Moran Trophy won by Pat Conroy with a score of 64, in second was Jim Dwyer with 66, the gross prize was won by Gary Carty with 72, and in third was Pat Brogan with 67. The ladies Niamh Nangle Cup was won by Marie Hanmore Cawley, in second was Ruth Hogg while in third was Paula Cull. Well done to all prize winners. Thursday 18th May saw the men’s competition won by Sean Heslin with 24pts, in second was Michael Rush 23pts and third was Ted Hester also with 23pts. Entries are now being taken for the club’s singles matchplay competition, the King Harmon Cup. The sign-up sheet is on the noticeboard in club house... The foursome’s match play competition has progressed to round three with these games to be played by 10th June.  Junior Golf lessons for kids aged 8-16 began Saturday 20th May at 11am and will continue every Saturday until the end of August. They are coordinated by Junior Convenor Brendan Gaffney along with Moira Egan & Paddy Nangle and are free of charge (excluding membership).

COURTYARD MARKET
The market is now open for Organic Fruit and Vegetables, Organic Eggs, Olive Oil, Achill Sea Salt, Bread, Grow Truck Vegetarian Meals, Juices, Award winning Cakes, Jams, Tarts, Honey, Hand Knits and Plants and Herbs. The market will be open from 10am until 2pm each and every Saturday.

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.

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, May 18, 2017

Update 18th May



Boyle Arts Festival – thank you
The committee would like to sincerely thank all for the tremendous sponsorship support we have received. This year’s Festival will run from July 20th to 30th featuring almost 50 events over ten days. We will soon launch our programme and if anyone would like to become a sponsor, it is still not too late to be included in the programme and a donation can be made to any of the Committee members.

Three Tenors concert cancelled
The Three Tenors concert due to take place in St. Joseph’s Church in Boyle on Sunday May 21st has been cancelled. A spokesperson for the Three Tenors confirmed to Boyletoday.com that the concert was cancelled “due to circumstances beyond our control”. The spokesperson stated that a new date will be rescheduled shortly.

boyle Enterprise Centre
Free Training for Community Groups at Boyle Enterprise Centre from 7.30-9.30 on Wednesday May 24th. Topics covered: Introduction to Funding, Management Committee Skills, and Understanding Funding Decisions/Lobbying. The training is organised by Roscommon Public Participation Network. For more details or to book places please contact Brenda on 090 666 5735 or 086 0478 616 or email brenda@roscommonppn.ie

GARDA VETTING BUREAU
Garda Vetting is legally mandatory for everyone who works or volunteers with children and vulnerable adults. A short presentation will give an overview of the Garda Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act and will provide information on the steps community groups should take to ensure they are compliant. Information will also be given on the “E-Vetting” system and give tips on avoiding delays and problems. Training on the Key Requirements for Community Groups who fundraise and are charities and aren’t sure what they need to do to be compliant under the Charities Act. The training will take place from 2pm until 5pm on Thursday 25th May in Roscommon Leader Partnership Office, Golf Links Road, Roscommon Town The training is free, but places are limited. To book your place, contact Bridie on 094 986 2565 or email bridie@ridc.ie or Linda on 090 663 0252 or email linda@ridc.ie

Curlew Walkers Club
            The next meeting of the Curlew Walkers club will be taking  place on Sunday 28th May. Meeting on the Crescent, Boyle at 9 am  This will be a Climb Graden B with your leader being Eugene Criffin 086 2560 400. Please confirm times with leader or website prior to each walk www.walkingboyle.com.

Suicide Alertness evening in Boyle
Boyle Family Resource Centre are hosting safeTALK ‘suicide alertness for everyone’ on Monday 29th of May 7pm-10pm. The aim of this evening is to increase the ability to promote the immediate safety of someone who may be at risk of suicide and provide links to further help. This training is suitable for everyone who wants to help prevent suicide and is prepared to become a suicide alert helper. SafeTALK suicide alert helpers are trained to: Move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid suicide: Identify people who have thoughts of suicide: Apply the TALK steps to connect a person with suicidal thoughts to people and agencies that can help. Booking is essential and booking forms are available from the Centre. Places must be booked before May 19th. This course is FREE. Boyle FRC supports you, your family & our community, we are open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm(closed 1pm to 2pm)

IRELAND'S Toughest Muckers
Registration is now open for Ireland’s Toughest Muckers challenge which will take place once again in Lough Key Forest Park on Saturday June 10th. The 10k obstacle challenge will have a number of new features this year. A “Little Muckers” course is added this year for participants under 16 years of age with all monies raised from this section going to a nominated children’s charity. This is the fifth year for Toughest Muckers to be held in Boyle and early indications are that it will be a sell-out event. And remember, your entry gets you free beer, food and entertainment at the finish line! To register for this event go to irelandstoughestmuckers.ie

Lough Key Event
Midlands Aquathon Series in Boyle will take place in Lough Key on Wednesday 14th June starting at 7.30pm. A swim and run event hosted by Lough Key Triathlon Club, consisting of 750m swim and 5k run - Entry  €10 with TI licence (1 Day Licence required if you do not have a TI race licence)

Irish Language Secondary School Summer Camp
Enrolment is now open for an all Irish summer camp which will take place from Monday 26th until Friday 30th of June in Boyle. This camp is for first and second year students.  It will cover all the skills needed for Junior Cert Irish both oral and written in a fun and creative way. The aim of this summer camp is to offer students an enjoyable and fun atmosphere where they can learn Irish and have the opportunity to speak it in an Active Learning environment – lots of drama, games music, art, cooking, dancing and outings. Class starts at 10 and finishes at 2 30 each day. Discounts are available for families. More information regarding this summer camp is available by phoning 086 329 2488 or emailing mairenidhonnchu@gmail.com

Irish Language Primary Summer Camp
Enrolment is now open for an all Irish summer camp which will take place from Monday 3rd until Friday 7th of July in Boyle. The aim of this summer camp is to offer students an enjoyable and fun atmosphere where they can learn Irish and have the opportunity to speak it  in an Active Learning environment – lots of drama, games, music, art, cooking, dancing and outings which will  reaffirm the targets  of  the Primary School Curriculum for Irish. All primary School children welcome as work will be differentiated to facilitate learning from all.
Class starts at 10 and finishes at 2. 30pm each day. Discounts are available for families. More information regarding this summer camp is available by phoning 0863292488  or emailing mairenidhonnchu@gmail.com

FAI Soccer Camp comes to Boyle
The annual FAI Soccer Camp will take place at Celtic Park in Boyle from the 7th to the 11th of August. The camps cater for players of all abilities and participants are grouped according to ability and age to ensure that everyone gets the most out of being on a SportsDirect.com FAI Summer Soccer School. Camps run from 10.30am until 3pm from Monday to Friday.
Beginners will learn the fundamental football skills needed to be a player and receive a fun and dynamic introduction to playing the game. More seasoned players will focus on more technical and skill-specific training and everyone will come together in the afternoon to participate in mini-leagues and small-sided games. The coaching programme for the week is fully aligned to our Player Development Plan and offers young players the opportunity to maximise their learning and development in a fun and safe environment whilst doing what every young football loves to do – SCORE GOALS!

Courtyard Market
The market is now open for Organic Fruit and Vegetables, Organic Eggs, Olive Oil, Achill Sea Salt, Bread, Grow Truck Vegetarian Meals, Juices, Award winning Cakes, Jams, Tarts, Honey, Hand Knits and Plants and Herbs. The market will be open from 10am until 2pm each and every Saturday.

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.

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, May 12, 2017

Update 12th May



BOYLE LIBRARY BOOK CLUB
The Book Club’s next meeting will take place in the Library on Wednesday 17th May at 11am until 12.30. The book up for discussion is Canada by Richard Ford. New members

BOYLE BRANCH LIBRARY
An information meeting to discuss Library Services for older people and the National Library Strategy will take place in the Library on Friday 19th May at 2.30. Refreshments provided, all welcome.

The Corran Players Drama Group
The Drama Group will be presenting ‘A Wake in The West’ and will be taking place in St Joseph’s Hall, Boyle on Friday 19th May at 8.30 with tickets on sale on the door.

Ardcarne Garden Centre
FREE Summer Container Planting Demonstration, Ardcarne Garden Centre, Boyle & Roscommon Town on Saturday 20th May 11.30am – 12.30pm. Discover how to plant up your perfect summer containers and which plants will give you the best show.

Three Tenors in St. Joseph’s Church
An entertaining night awaits when The Three Tenors play in St. Joseph’s Church in Boyle on Sunday May 21st. Hear the three perform popular classical hits from Sinatra, Pavarotti and The Dubliners. This live event gets underway at 8pm.

Enterprise Centre
Free Training for Community Groups at Boyle Enterprise Centre from 7.30-9.30 on Wednesday May 24th. Topics covered: Introduction to Funding, Management Committee Skills, Understanding Funding Decisions/Lobbying. The training is organised by Roscommon Public Participation Network. For more details or to book places please contact Brenda on 090 666 5735 or 086 0478 616 or email brenda@roscommonppn.ie

Curlew Walkers Club
            The next meeting of the Curlew Walkers club will be taking  place on Sunday 28th May. Meeting on the Crescent, Boyle at 9 am  This will be a Climb Graden B with your leader being Eugene Criffin 086 2560 400. Please confirm times with leader or website prior to each walk www.walkingboyle.com.

IRELANDS Toughest Muckers
Registration is now open for Ireland’s Toughest Muckers challenge which will take place once again in Lough Key Forest Park on Saturday June 10th. The 10k obstacle challenge will have a number of new features this year. A “Little Muckers” course is added this year for participants under 16 years of age with all monies raised from this section going to a nominated children’s charity. This is the fifth year for Toughest Muckers to be held in Boyle and early indications are that it will be a sell-out event. And remember, your entry gets you free beer, food and entertainment at the finish line! To register for this event go to irelandstoughestmuckers.ie

Suicide Alertness evening in Boyle
Boyle Family Resource Centre are hosting safeTALK ‘suicide alertness for everyone’ on Monday 29th of May 7pm-10pm. The aim of this evening is to increase the ability to promote the immediate safety of someone who may be at risk of suicide and provide links to further help. This training is suitable for everyone who wants to help prevent suicide and is prepared to become a suicide alert helper,  safeTALK suicide alert helpers are trained to: Move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid suicide: Identify people who have thoughts of suicide: Apply the TALK steps to connect a person with suicidal thoughts to people and agencies that can help. Booking is essential and booking forms are available from the Centre. Places must be booked before May 19th. This course is FREE. Boyle FRC supports you, your family & our community, we are open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm(closed 1pm to 2pm)

Boyle Arts Festival 2017
Once again, Boyle is the place to be this summer, with appearances by Anúna, Declan O’Rourke, Miriam O’Callaghan, Eddi Reader, Brian Kennedy, Rackhouse Pilfer, Regina Nathan, The Celtic Tenors, Michael McHale, The Inishowen Gospel Choir, Jon Kenny and Mary McEvoy all lined up for the 28th annual Boyle Arts Festival, which will take place from Thursday 20th July to Sunday 30th July. More details of very exciting and diverse events will soon be announced when the official programme is launched, in June. The Festival calendar is already bursting at the seams with almost fifty events, including an eclectic mix of visual arts, music, drama, film, comedy, workshops, storytelling, children’s events, poetry, readings and much more! If you are planning a visit to Boyle this summer, then make it late July, so you can enjoy as much of BAF 2017 as possible! Tickets for a selection of events will soon be available to purchase on www.eventbrite.ie.  A big thanks Roscommon Co. Council for the use of the beautifully restored King House which as always, houses the centrepiece of Boyle Arts Festival – the main Visual Exhibition, once again curated by Paul McKenna. The theme this year is ‘Facing West’ and the exhibition features 95 of the very best artists from the West of Ireland.  Several other exhibitions, including the highly acclaimed Local Artists exhibition, will take place during the Festival and details will be available in the programme. For more information on Boyle Arts Festival 2017 please go to www.boylearts.com and  www.eventbrite.ie or email info@boylearts.com  Telephone 0719663085. Follow us on Facebook. Boyle Arts Festival is supported by The Arts Council

Courtyard Market
The market is now open for Organic Fruit and Vegetables, Organic Eggs, Olive Oil, Achill Sea Salt, Bread, Grow Truck Vegetarian Meals, Juices, Award winning Cakes, Jams, Tarts, Honey, Hand Knits and Plants and Herbs. The market will be open from 10am until 2pm each and every Saturday.

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.

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.


Sunday, May 7, 2017

Update 5th May


ROSARY RALLY 
Saturday 13th May: To mark the 100th anniversary of Our Lady’s first apparition at Fatima on the 13th May in 1917 there will be a Rosary Rally at the Marian Shrine, Carrick Road at 6.30pm followed by 7.30pm mass in St. Joseph's Church

MID WEEK CYCLE 
Curlieu Wheelers mid-week spins have commenced and will be held every Wednesday departing from the Crescent at 6pm. An evening spin will also take place on Friday’s at 6pm with the main weekend cycle on Sunday’s at 9pm. the Lough Key Classic will take place on Sunday May 14th

CURLEW WALKERS CLUB
The next meeting of the Curlew Walkers club will be taking  place on Sunday 14th /15th May. This will be a weekend away in Innisboffin with your leaders Naomi McBride 087 6743 693 and Eileen Callaghan 086 1940 651. Please confirm times with leader or website prior to each walk www.walkingboyle.com.

LOUGH KEY CHALLENGE
The Challenge will be taking place on Sunday 14th May starting and finishing in Boyle.  The115k will start at 9am and the 10am start for the 33/70k.Enjoy the beauty of Lough Key Country and take in the views in this challenging event. Further news coming soon on www.curlieuwheelers.com

BOYLE LIBRARY BOOK CLUB
The Book Club’s next meeting will take place in the Library on Wednesday 17th May at 11am until 12.30. The book up for discussion is Canada by Richard Ford. New members

THREE TENORS IN ST. JOSEPH’S CHURCH
An entertaining night awaits when The Three Tenors play in St. Joseph’s Church in Boyle on Sunday May 21st. Hear the three perform popular classical hits from Sinatra, Pavarotti and The Dubliners. This live event gets underway at 8pm.

IRELANDS TOUGHEST MUCKERS 
Registration is now open for Ireland’s Toughest Muckers challenge which will take place once again in Lough Key Forest Park on Saturday June 10th. The 10k obstacle challenge will have a number of new features this year. A “Little Muckers” course is added this year for participants under 16 years of age with all monies raised from this section going to a nominated children’s charity. This is the fifth year for Toughest Muckers to be held in Boyle and early indications are that it will be a sell-out event. And remember, your entry gets you free beer, food and entertainment at the finish line! To register for this event go to irelandstoughestmuckers.ie

BOYLE ARTS FESTIVAL 2017
Once again, Boyle is the place to be this summer, with appearances by Anúna, Declan O’Rourke, Miriam O’Callaghan, Eddi Reader, Brian Kennedy, Rackhouse Pilfer, Regina Nathan, The Celtic Tenors, Michael McHale, The Inishowen Gospel Choir, Jon Kenny and Mary McEvoy all lined up for the 28th annual Boyle Arts Festival, which will take place from Thursday 20th July to Sunday 30th July. More details of very exciting and diverse events will soon be announced when the official programme is launched, in June. The Festival calendar is already bursting at the seams with almost fifty events, including an eclectic mix of visual arts, music, drama, film, comedy, workshops, storytelling, children’s events, poetry, readings and much more! If you are planning a visit to Boyle this summer, then make it late July, so you can enjoy as much of BAF 2017 as possible! Tickets for a selection of events will soon be available to purchase on www.eventbrite.ie.  A big thanks Roscommon Co. Council for the use of the beautifully restored King House which as always, houses the centrepiece of Boyle Arts Festival – the main Visual Exhibition, once again curated by Paul McKenna. The theme this year is ‘Facing West’ and the exhibition features 95 of the very best artists from the West of Ireland.  Several other exhibitions, including the highly acclaimed Local Artists exhibition, will take place during the Festival and details will be available in the programme. For more information on Boyle Arts Festival 2017 please go to www.boylearts.com and  www.eventbrite.ie or email info@boylearts.com  Telephone 0719663085. Follow us on Facebook. Boyle Arts Festival is supported by The Arts Council

BOYLE MUSICAL SOCIETY 
The Society are delighted to reveal that this year’s show will be the spectacular, much loved musical, ‘Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ and are  delighted to announce that the show will be staged in late November, in the beautiful atmospheric surroundings of St. Joseph’s Church in Boyle. With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and text by Tim Rice, ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ is a show for all the family and features well known songs like ‘Close Every Door’ and ‘Any Dream Will Do’. Rehearsals will begin in early September. For updates go to www.boylemusicalsociety.com for more information on Boyle Musical Society.
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COURTYARD MARKET
The market is now open for Organic Fruit and Vegetables, Organic Eggs, Olive Oil, Achill Sea Salt, Bread, Grow Truck Vegetarian Meals, Juices, Award winning Cakes, Jams, Tarts, Honey, Hand Knits and Plants and Herbs. 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.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Update 27th April


Boyle Tidy Towns
A meeting will be held on Wednesday 3rd May at 8pm in the Enterprise Centre. Hope that everyone appreciated the flowers in the town over the last year and one of the main aims of the meeting is to set up a gardening/flower group.  If you have a few hours spare over the summer and have an interest in gardening we would really love your involvement.  Many hands make light work!!

Darkness Into Light
On 6th of May, light will spread across the world, in over 150 venues on 4 continents. The vision at Pieta House is to create a world where suicide, self-harm and stigma have been replaced by hope, self-care and acceptance. Darkness into Light is vital for our fundraising, for raising awareness and for bringing people together as we do everything we can to bring about a suicide-free world. Meeting at 4.15am at St Joseph’s Hall Boyle.

Annual Sponsored Walk
St. Joseph’s Boys National School, Abbeytown, Boyle will hold their Annual Sponsored Walk on Sunday 7th May at 3pm. Meeting in the school at 2.45pm with the walk starting at 3pm.  Everybody welcome to come along. Light refreshments will be served afterwards in the school hall.

Mid week cycle
Curlieu Wheelers mid-week spins have commenced and will be held every Wednesday departing from the Crescent at 6pm. An evening spin will also take place on Friday’s at 6pm with the main weekend cycle on Sunday’s at 9pm. the Lough Key Classic will take place on Sunday May 14th

Curlew Walkers Club
            The next meeting of the Curlew Walkers club will be taking  place on Sunday 14th /15th May. This will be a weekend away in Innisboffin with your leaders Naomi McBride 087 6743 693 and Eileen Callaghan 086 1940 651. Please confirm times with leader or website prior to each walk www.walkingboyle.com.

Lough Key Challenge
The Challenge will be taking place on Sunday 14th May starting and finishing in Boyle.  The115k will start at 9am and the 10am start for the 33/70k.Enjoy the beauty of Lough Key Country and take in the views in this challenging event. Further news coming soon on www.curlieuwheelers.com

Courtyard Market
The market is now open for Organic Fruit and Vegetables, Organic Eggs, Olive Oil, Achill Sea Salt, Bread, Grow Truck Vegetarian Meals, Juices, Award winning Cakes, Jams, Tarts, Honey, Hand Knits and Plants and Herbs. The market will be open from 10am until 2pm each and every Saturday.

IRELANDS Toughest Muckers
Registration is now open for Ireland’s Toughest Muckers challenge which will take place once again in Lough Key Forest Park on Saturday June 10th. The 10k obstacle challenge will have a number of new features this year. A “Little Muckers” course is added this year for participants under 16 years of age with all monies raised from this section going to a nominated children’s charity. This is the fifth year for Toughest Muckers to be held in Boyle and early indications are that it will be a sell-out event. And remember, your entry gets you free beer, food and entertainment at the finish line! To register for this event go to irelandstoughestmuckers.ie

Boyle Arts Festival 2017
Once again, Boyle is the place to be this summer, with appearances by Anúna, Declan O’Rourke, Miriam O’Callaghan, Eddi Reader, Brian Kennedy, Rackhouse Pilfer, Regina Nathan, The Celtic Tenors, Michael McHale, The Inishowen Gospel Choir, Jon Kenny and Mary McEvoy all lined up for the 28th annual Boyle Arts Festival, which will take place from Thursday 20th July to Sunday 30th July. More details of very exciting and diverse events will soon be announced when the official programme is launched, in June. The Festival calendar is already bursting at the seams with almost fifty events, including an eclectic mix of visual arts, music, drama, film, comedy, workshops, storytelling, children’s events, poetry, readings and much more! If you are planning a visit to Boyle this summer, then make it late July, so you can enjoy as much of BAF 2017 as possible! Tickets for a selection of events will soon be available to purchase on www.eventbrite.ie.  A big thanks Roscommon Co. Council for the use of the beautifully restored King House which as always, houses the centrepiece of Boyle Arts Festival – the main Visual Exhibition, once again curated by Paul McKenna. The theme this year is ‘Facing West’ and the exhibition features 95 of the very best artists from the West of Ireland.  Several other exhibitions, including the highly acclaimed Local Artists exhibition, will take place during the Festival and details will be available in the programme. For more information on Boyle Arts Festival 2017 please go to www.boylearts.com and  www.eventbrite.ie or email info@boylearts.com  Telephone 0719663085. Follow us on Facebook. Boyle Arts Festival is supported by The Arts Council

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, April 21, 2017

Update 21st April


Boyle Fire Service needs your support!
Boyle Fire Service is holding a fundraising car wash in Shop Street Carpark on Saturday 29th April from 12until 4pm. All proceeds will go towards installing lights in the Pleasure Grounds. Lighting up the community park will provide access to all its amenities and add an attractive visual dimension to the town after dark. This project has the full backing of Roscommon County Council, Boyle Town Team, Boyle Chamber of Commerce and Boyle Gardai. information on Fire Safety in the home and each car washed will be entered into a draw for a picnic bench worth €180 which has been very generously donated by Martin Connolly and his team at Boyle Men’s Shed. Please call in and support, because together we can make a difference.

Darkness Into Light
On 6th of May, light will spread across the world, in over 150 venues on 4 continents. The vision at Pieta House is to create a world where suicide, self-harm and stigma have been replaced by hope, self-care and acceptance. Darkness into Light is vital for our fundraising, for raising awareness and for bringing people together as we do everything we can to bring about a suicide-free world. Meeting at 4.15am at St Joseph’s Hall Boyle.

Annual Sponsored Walk
St. Joseph’s Boys National School, Abbeytown, Boyle will hold their Annual Sponsored Walk on Sunday 7th May at 3pm. Meeting in the school at 2.45pm with the walk starting at 3pm.  Everybody welcome to come along. Light refreshments will be served afterwards in the school hall.

Mid week cycle
Curlieu Wheelers mid-week spins have commenced and will be held every Wednesday departing from the Crescent at 6pm. An evening spin will also take place on Friday’s at 6pm with the main weekend cycle on Sunday’s at 9pm. Members are getting the kilometres in for the Tour of Sligo which will take place on Sunday April 30th.The club’s annual Sportive, the Lough Key Classic will take place on Sunday May 14th

Curlew Walkers Club
            The next meeting of the Curlew Walkers club will be taking  place on Sunday 14th /15th May. This will be a weekend away in Innisbofin with your leaders Naomi McBride 087 6743 693 and Eileen Callaghan 086 1940 651. Please confirm times with leader or website prior to each walk www.walkingboyle.com.

Lough Key Challenge
The Challenge will be taking place on Sunday 14th May starting and finishing in Boyle.  The115k will start at 9am and the 10am start for the 33/70k.Enjoy the beauty of Lough Key Country and take in the views in this challenging event. Further news coming soon on www.curlieuwheelers.com

Courtyard Market
The market is now open for Organic Fruit and Vegetables, Organic Eggs, Olive Oil, Achill Sea Salt, Bread, Grow Truck Vegetarian Meals, Juices, Award winning Cakes, Jams, Tarts, Honey, Hand Knits and Plants and Herbs. The market will be open from 10am until 2pm each and every Saturday.

BOYLE GOLF CLUB
Commencing with the most recent results, the Club Fundraiser held over the Bank holiday weekend was won by the trio of 1st Michael Simon, Michael Reid & Frank Flanagan with 93pts, in second was Pat Brogan, Paul Connolly & Seamus Gallagher with 87pts and in third was Terry Canning, Ross Andrew & Gerry O Hara 86pts. Thanks to all who played, some more than once - It is much appreciated by the club.
The previous weekend the voucher competition for men and the ladies lucky strike took place. The two respective winners were Terry Canning & Moira Egan both of whom will get to enjoy complimentary golf in the year ahead. Second in the voucher went to Jim Dwyer, gross prize to Brendan Gaffney and third to David Wynne. The ladies runner up was Regina McLoughlin, the gross winner was Tish Perry and third was Liz Dwyer. The first men's Thursday competition was held on Thursday 13th April. In first place was Pat Conroy with 21pts, Owen Garvin was second and Sean Heslin was third, both with 17pts.Club Foursomes Matchplay The draw for this year's edition of the competition has been made available to view on our website or club noticeboard. Jonathan Egan & Seamus Gallagher will be looking to make it a hat-trick of wins having captured the title in 2015 & '16. The deadline for those involved in the preliminary round is Saturday 29th April to complete their match. 

IRELAND'S TOUGHEST MUCKERS
Ireland's Toughest Muckers is a 10km obstacle challenge set in the stunning location of Lough Key Forest Park in Boyle. This challenge is tough, dirty, sweaty, wet, adrenaline packed but most of all it is fun. There will be natural and manmade obstacles that you may need help to complete but it is all part of the challenge, and just when you think you can’t take anymore there is a surprise in store (let’s just say you better get on that stepper). This course is designed by firemen who got silver medals in the world police and fire games last year, so you can expect it to be full of exciting and tricky obstacles. Event schedule and times: Saturday 19th July. Registration begins at 10am on the morning and the race starts at 12.00. There is ample parking in the forest park. Waivers will need to be signed on the day. It is advisable to wear training gear for the race but remember to bring a change of clothes to enjoy the festivities afterwards.

Boyle Arts Festival 2017
Once again, Boyle is the place to be this summer, with appearances by Anúna, Declan O’Rourke, Miriam O’Callaghan, Eddi Reader, Brian Kennedy, Rackhouse Pilfer, Regina Nathan, The Celtic Tenors, Michael McHale, The Inishowen Gospel Choir, Jon Kenny and Mary McEvoy all lined up for the 28th annual Boyle Arts Festival, which will take place from Thursday 20th July to Sunday 30th July. More details of very exciting and diverse events will soon be announced when the official programme is launched, in June. The Festival calendar is already bursting at the seams with almost fifty events, including an eclectic mix of visual arts, music, drama, film, comedy, workshops, storytelling, children’s events, poetry, readings and much more! If you are planning a visit to Boyle this summer, then make it late July, so you can enjoy as much of BAF 2017 as possible! Tickets for a selection of events will soon be available to purchase on www.eventbrite.ie.  A big thanks Roscommon Co. Council for the use of the beautifully restored King House which as always, houses the centrepiece of Boyle Arts Festival – the main Visual Exhibition, once again curated by Paul McKenna. The theme this year is ‘Facing West’ and the exhibition features 95 of the very best artists from the West of Ireland.  Several other exhibitions, including the highly acclaimed Local Artists exhibition, will take place during the Festival and details will be available in the programme. For more information on Boyle Arts Festival 2017 please go to www.boylearts.com and  www.eventbrite.ie or email info@boylearts.com  Telephone 0719663085. Follow us on Facebook. Boyle Arts Festival is supported by The Arts Council

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.


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Update 11th April



FOUNDATION COOKERY COURSE 
A Foundation Cookery Course has commenced in Abbey Community College, Boyle and will continue until April 27th. Course modules include foundation cookery training, first aid, food hygiene, customer service and interview/communication skills. The course is geared for people seeking employment opportunities in the hospitality, nursing home and deli sectors. Employers interested in providing work experience can contact 071 9673440. The course is organised and funded by Boyle based training network, Role Skillnet. The network provides funding for training in small and medium sized businesses.

CHILDRENS CRAFT WORKSHOP
Una Bhan Tourism Boyle will be holding their Craft Workshop on Tuesday 18th through to Friday 21st April. All children over the age of 5 are most welcome. For further information call 071 9930 33.

THANK YOU TO SISTERS OF MERCY
The Parish Pastoral Council have organised a celebration of Thanksgiving to acknowledge the work of the Sisters of Mercy here in Boyle on Saturday 22nd April.
Mass will take place at 7.30pm in St. Joseph’s Church and a Parish Gathering in St. Joseph’s Hall afterwards. Everyone is invited to attend.

CURLEW WALKERS CLUB
The next meeting of the Curlew Walkers club will be taking  place on Sunday 23rd April. Meeting on the Crescent, Boyle at 9am.  This will be a Climb/Grade A at Slieve Bloom. Your leader for the day will be Henk Meijnhardt. Please confirm times with leader or website prior to each walk www.walkingboyle.com. 

SKILLNET TRAINING COURSES 
Basic Excel training will take place on Tuesday April 25th and Social Media for Business taking place on Tuesday May 5th. Training is free for Jobseekers and Participants of Social Employment Schemes. For more information or to book places, call 071 9673440 or email info@roleskilllnet.com. Role Skillnet support and fund training for businesses and for jobseekers.

ANNUAL SPONSORED WALK
St. Joseph’s Boys National School, Abbeytown, Boyle will hold their Annual Sponsored Walk on Sunday 7th May at 3pm. Meeting in the school at 2.45pm with the walk starting at 3pm.  Everybody welcome to come along. Light refreshments will be served afterwards in the school hall. 

DARKNESS INTO LIGHT 2017
This is the Pieta House signature Awareness and fundraising event. The event will begin in darkness at 4.15am on Saturday morning, 6th May 2017, and end as the sun begins to rise. Supported by Electric Ireland, this event will take place in over 110 locations in Ireland and across the world. More information to follow nearer the date of this event.

LOUGH KEY CHALLENGE
The Challenge will be taking place on Sunday 14th May starting and finishing in Boyle. The115k will start at 9am and the 10am start for the 33/70k.Enjoy the beauty of Lough Key Country and take in the views in this challenging event. Further news coming soon on www.curlieuwheelers.com 

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.

IRELAND'S TOUGHEST MUCKERS
Ireland's Toughest Muckers is a 10km obstacle challenge set in the stunning location of Lough Key Forest Park in Boyle. This challenge is tough, dirty, sweaty, wet, adrenaline packed but most of all it is fun. There will be natural and manmade obstacles that you may need help to complete but it is all part of the challenge, and just when you think you can’t take anymore there is a surprise in store (let’s just say you better get on that stepper). This course is designed by firemen who got silver medals in the world police and fire games last year, so you can expect it to be full of exciting and tricky obstacles. Event schedule and times: Saturday 19th July. Registration begins at 10am on the morning and the race starts at 12.00. There is ample parking in the forest park. Waivers will need to be signed on the day. It is advisable to wear training gear for the race but remember to bring a change of clothes to enjoy the festivities afterwards.

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.