Friday, January 13, 2017

Update 14th January



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

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

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


Curlew Walkers Club

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




Thursday, January 5, 2017

Update 5th January



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

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


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


Curlew Walkers Club

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Update 22nd December



Fun Run/Walk in aid of children with Autism
The 3rd Annual 5k Fun Run/Walk in aid of children with Autism in Lough Key Forest Park on Tuesday 27th December at 2pm until 3pm. Rapid Prompting Method Ireland Ltd. is a charity which is supporting Education and Communication to those living with Autism. Registration from 1.30pm  €10 for Adults, €5 for Children, €20 per Family. For more information please contact Majella on 086 812 3594

Curlew Walkers Club
The next meeting of the Curlew Walkers club will be taking  place on Tuesday 28th December, meeting on the Crescent, Boyle at 12.00.  This will be a Flat/Grade C at Lough Meelagh. Your leader for the day will be Tom Browne 087 2379 632. Please confirm times with leader or website prior to each walk www.walkingboyle.com.

BOYLE GOLF Club Results
Dec 18th’s 9 hole stableford was won by David Wynne with 23pts, in second was Dave Purser with 22pts (c/b), while in third was Vincent Egan also with 22pts. 
In upcoming fixtures, the annual Christmas Scramble will be held on Tuesday 27th December.  The draw is at 12.45pm with a shotgun start at 1pm. 
On behalf of Boyle Golf Club, we would like to wish all members and friends of the club a very happy Christmas and best wishes for 2017.

Creightons New Year’s Eve Celebration
New Years Eve, Saturday December 31st gather your friends around and pop in to Creighton’s to ring in the New Year in style with live music by ‘Ted’. Eddie and Sylvia would like to thank you all for your custom in 2016 and to wish you and yours a happy and , healthy Christmas and New Year.

Local Link Revised Timetable
The revised schedule will give passengers the opportunity to avail of bus transport for an hour twice a day every day to come into town and back morning and afternoon from the Bells Park Lowpark, Mockmoyne Road. The driver will drop you off at Bridge Street, the Post Office, the Crescent or at the Supermarket and collect you an hour later to go home.
The Bus from Boyle to Roscommon leaves Boyle three times daily: 07:35 and 12:00 and 16:00. If you want to visit a relative over Christmas, the Bus Service is there to help you to make that contact along the route between Boyle, Elphin, Strokestown and Roscommon Town. For further information just call Sinead and Brideen at 071 965 0437.


Boyle Christmas Lights
The crew thank sincerely all who so generously supported the Mega Cash Draw - over 50 cards were sold and all proceeds raised go towards lighting up Boyle over the Christmas period. Special thanks to the volunteers who gave up their valuable time to sell the raffle lines. Thanks also to Londis and SuperValu for allowing us sell the lines at their premises.

Congratulations to Boyle Priest
Fr. John Coughlan, who is the curate at St. Joseph’s Parish, Boyle, has been appointed Director of Formation at the Pontifical Irish College, Rome.  Fr. John will remain in Boyle for about six months, before going to Rome to take up his new responsibilities.
Announcing the appointment today, Bishop Kevin Doran said: “Fr. Coughlan’s appointment is our way of saying that the Diocese of Elphin believes in the future of the priesthood. We hope that, in the coming years, we will be able to send seminarians both to the Irish College and to Maynooth”.

NO WINNER OF CHAMBER LOTTO
Boyle Chamber Lotto Results for Monday December 19th. Number drawn: 15, 21, 22, 30. Jackpot winner: None. Match Three winner: R. Cox. Thank you to all who support the draw. Next draw Tuesday January 3rd 2017 at 11.00pm in Daly’s Bar. Jackpot €4880

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

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

BOYLE Garda station
Increased opening hours at Boyle Garda Station are as follows: Monday to Saturday (Inclusive) 9am until 1pm and 7pm until 10pm, Sunday 11am until 1pm. On occasion it may be necessary for the Garda working at the station having to respond to call or incident of an urgent nature. If this arises, they will have to temporarily close the station in order to respond to the incident.  In addition to providing increased opening hours this will provide greater uniformity and consistency for the public. Gardai wish to thank the people of Boyle and the surrounding area for their continued support. Gardai can still be contacted on a 24hr bases on the existing telephone number 071 9664 620.

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

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

CV & Office Services

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

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Update 17th December

  Boyle Community Notes Week beginning 20th December (Week 51)

Christmas Day Swim
Lough Arrow Christmas Day Swim 2016 will take place on 25th December at 1pm. Registration at Flynn’s Pier from 12:30pm. Music, hot drinks and prizes on the day. Proceeds in aid of North West Hospice. Sponsorship cards available from Mary Moran 086 873 3485. All welcome.

Boyle GAA Club Fundraiser
Senior Team Fundraiser Over 30s versus the Under 30s in aid of Brothers of Charity will be taking place on Monday 26th December at 12pm in the Abbey Park Boyle

Fun Run/Walk in aid of children with Autism
The 3rd Annual 5k Fun Run/Walk in aid of children with Autism in Lough Key Forest Park on Tuesday 27th December at 2pm until 3pm. Rapid Prompting Method Ireland Ltd. is a charity which is supporting Education and Communication to those living with Autism. Registration from 1.30pm  €10 for Adults, €5 for Children, €20 per Family. For more information please contact Majella on 086 812 3594

St. Stephen’s Day Treasure Hunt
The annual St Stephen’s Day Treasure Hunt in aid of Mayo/Roscommon Hospice will take place at 2.30pm in Lough Key Forest & Activity Park. Answers to be handed in afterwards to the quiz masters who are the Conneely’s, at Clarkes’s Bar, St Patrick’s Street, Boyle, where the results will be announced.

Curlew Walkers Club
The next meeting of the Curlew Walkers club will be taking  place on Tuesday 28th December, meeting on the Crescent, Boyle at 12.00.  This will be a Flat/Grade C at Lough Meelagh. Your leader for the day will be Tom Browne 087 2379 632. Please confirm times with leader or website prior to each walk www.walkingboyle.com.

BOYLE TEAM
Congratulations to Boyle Town Team on winning the Bank of Ireland Enterprise Town Award for County Roscommon and also named the overall winner of the Bank of Ireland National Enterprising Town Competition.

BOYLE GOLF Club Results
The Christmas bonanza was held on Sunday 11th December with a large number of members participating. Forty points was the mark required for the gents to feature in the top three. First prize went to Paul Connolly (18) 40pts, on a countback from John McGuinn (9) 40pts & Lionel Lynn (20) 40pts. The gross prize went to Lorcan Egan. In the ladies section, first place went to Sandra McCrann, in second was Regina McLoughlin & in third was Mary O'Hara. The club's monthly draws also took place on Sunday for October-December. The winners were John & Claire Cryan, Seamus & Marie Gallagher & Denis & Mary O'Donnell. The runners up were Liam Mullaney, Denis & Mary O'Donnell (again!), Michael Gilmartin, Padraig O'Connell, Gerry Carty & Jonathan Egan. Thanks to all who entered these draws.

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

FOOD APPEAL
The boys at St.Joseph’s B.N.S. are once again supporting the local branch of St. Vincent de Paul. We are collecting non-perishable food for Christmas Hampers. We realise that many people are not as fortunate as us and Christmas is about the spirit of giving and helping those in need. If you would like to donate food, please drop it in at the school during school hours or give it to one of the boys who will leave it in for you.

BOYLE Garda station
Increased opening hours at Boyle Garda Station are as follows: Monday to Saturday (Inclusive) 9am until 1pm and 7pm until 10pm, Sunday 11am until 1pm. On occasion it may be necessary for the Garda working at the station having to respond to call or incident of an urgent nature. If this arises, they will have to temporarily close the station in order to respond to the incident.  In addition to providing increased opening hours this will provide greater uniformity and consistency for the public. Gardai wish to thank the people of Boyle and the surrounding area for their continued support. Gardai can still be contacted on a 24hr bases on the existing telephone number 071 9664 620.

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

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

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






Thursday, December 8, 2016

Update 8th December

  Boyle Community Notes Week beginning 13th December (Week 50)


Flower Arranging
Our very own home grown flower arranger Angela East will be showing us how to make a lovely arrangement at Tawnytaskin Hall on Wednesday 14th December from 6pm until 8pm this is a night not to be missed. For further information please contact Ann on 086 8130.

Final 1916 Celebration
County Roscommon’s final celebration to mark the 100th year anniversary of the 1916 Rising will be taking place in King House, Boyle on Wednesday 14th December
Well known writers from Roscommon, Longford and Mayo will be reading from their collection of stories and poems reflecting on 1916. Tickets €5.00 (Part of Proceeds to be donated to Barnardos Children's Charity) Refreshments provided. For more information contact King House on www.kinghouse.ie

DEAR SANTa
Have you got a little someone who would like to receive a personal letter from the man in red himself this December?  Una Bhan Craft Shop has established a direct line to Santa Claus and has arranged for him to reply to children's letters. Your child can write their letter to Santa and post it in the ‘Special Santa Box’ in the Una Bhan Craft Shop, €5 per child (to cover admin charges - no stamp required!), then leave the rest to us.  Make sure your child includes their full name, address, age and special requests for Christmas and include a mention of any brothers, sisters or special friends so the reply can be really personal. We will make sure that Santa gets to read each letter and write a personal letter back, which will be posted directly to the child. Santa’s Letter Service will run up until Friday 17th December.

Boyle Lights Crew
Great momentum in Boyle and congratulation to the Boyle Town Team on being awarded Ireland’s Most Enterprising Town. The Boyle lights crew are selling lines on Saturday 17th at various locations in Boyle. We appeal to you or any of your employees to spare one hour to man a table and help raise funds to ensure our lights are the brightest over the Christmas Season, and we take pride in being awarded Boyle’s most Enterprising town. Please call Stephen asap on 086 8360666 or Siobhan 087 6817678.

Canicross Championships in Boyle
The second race of the Canicross Ireland National and Provincial Championships 2016/2017 will take place this year in Lough Key Forest Park on Sunday the 18th December. Canicross is the sport of running off-road with your dog. The human participant wears a waist belt which attaches via a 2-metre bungee line to a padded dog harness. As the Lough Key event is taking place the week before Christmas, the organisers have decided it will be a Santa Run. Spot prizes will be given for best dressed!
Remember, you have to dress up for the event, preferably as Santa as it is a Santa Run!
Dogs can be dressed up so long as they’re comfortable with what they’re wearing and they will not be allowed to wear their outfit when competing!

Curlew Walkers Club
The next meeting of the Curlew Walkers club will be taking  place on Tuesday 28th  meeting on the Crescent, Boyle at 12.00.  This will be a Flat/Grade C at Lough Meelagh. Your leader for the day will be Tom Browne 087 2379 632. Please confirm times with leader or website prior to each walk www.walkingboyle.com.

BOYLE GOLF Club Results
The final turkey voucher of the year took place on Sunday 4th December with the standard of scoring remaining high. In first place was Club Captain Gerry O’Hara (20) with 24pts, in second was Liam Whyte (13) 23pts, while Paul Connolly (18) took third on a countback  with 22pts. Last week’s Winter Open competition was won by Liam Mullaney (15) with 22pts.

COURTYARD MARKET
The Market is open from 10am to 2pm each and every Saturday in the grounds of King House, Boyle. If you would like to enjoy the best locally grown fresh and organic produce, then a trip to Boyle Courtyard Market on Saturday should be on your agenda. There is a wide range of seasonal produce, including organic fruit and vegetables, homemade jams and marmalade, organic free range eggs, fruit juices, gluten free/ sour dough/ spelt bread and all kinds of delicious home bakes are available every week. Alongside the food stalls are a number of crafters selling their handmade wares, personalized candles and knitwear. 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.

FOOD APPEAL
The boys at St.Joseph’s B.N.S. are once again supporting the local branch of St. Vincent de Paul. We are collecting non-perishable food for Christmas Hampers. We realise that many people are not as fortunate as us and Christmas is about the spirit of giving and helping those in need. If you would like to donate food, please drop it in at the school during school hours or give it to one of the boys who will leave it in for you.

BOYLE Garda station
Increased opening hours at Boyle Garda Station are as follows: Monday to Saturday (Inclusive) 9am until 1pm and 7pm until 10pm, Sunday 11am until 1pm. On occasion it may be necessary for the Garda working at the station having to respond to call or incident of an urgent nature. If this arises, they will have to temporarily close the station in order to respond to the incident.  In addition to providing increased opening hours this will provide greater uniformity and consistency for the public. Gardai wish to thank the people of Boyle and the surrounding area for their continued support. Gardai can still be contacted on a 24hr bases on the existing telephone number 071 9664 620.

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

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

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



Friday, December 2, 2016

Update 2nd December

  Boyle Community Notes Week beginning 6th December (Week 49)

OPEN DAY
Roscommon Safe Links are acknowledging the International 16 Days of Action opposing violence against woman by holding an Open Day at their premises in Elphin St, Boyle on Thursday 8th December from 11am until 4pm. everyone is welcome to call for a cup of tea and a chat and discover the work that is done for the community. Roscommon Safe Link are hosting a Fundraising Monster Bingo on Sunday 11th December at 3pm in St Josephs Hall, Boyle. Your support would be appreciated. Roscommon Safe Link continue to provide support to anyone in abusive relationship and you can contact us on 071 9664 200.

SALE OF WORKS
A Sale of Works will take place in the Church Hall, Boyle on Friday 9th December at 7.30pm. All welcome.

Church gate collection
The Annual Church gate collection for the Society of St Vincent de Paul will take place at all Masses on Saturday/Sunday 10th 11th  December. Your generosity is greatly appreciated

Christmas Floristry Workshop
Join florist Clare Naughton and create your own fabulous Christmas table arrangement, wreath or swag at Ardcarne Garden Centr on Saturday 10th December at 11am until 1pm. All basic materials supplied. Includes Tea, Coffee and Scones. Booking Essential. Please call 09066 27700 to book.

Curlew Walkers Club
The next meeting of the Curlew Walkers club will be taking  place on Sunday 11th December meeting on the Crescent, Boyle at 10.30 am.  This will be a Flat/Grade C at Lough Talt – Mass Hill. Your leader for the day will be Philip James 086 3353 000. Please confirm times with leader or website prior to each walk www.walkingboyle.com.

Flower Arranging
Our very own home grown flower arranger Angela East will be showing us how to make a lovely arrangement at Tawnytaskin Hall on Wednesday 14th December from 6pm until 8pm this is a night not to be missed. For further information please contact Ann on 086 8130.

DEAR SANTa
Have you got a little someone who would like to receive a personal letter from the man in red himself this December?  Una Bhan Craft Shop has established a direct line to Santa Claus and has arranged for him to reply to children's letters. Your child can write their letter to Santa and post it in the ‘Special Santa Box’ in the Una Bhan Craft Shop, €5 per child (to cover admin charges - no stamp required!), then leave the rest to us.  Make sure your child includes their full name, address, age and special requests for Christmas and include a mention of any brothers, sisters or special friends so the reply can be really personal. We will make sure that Santa gets to read each letter and write a personal letter back, which will be posted directly to the child. Santa’s Letter Service will up until Friday 17th December.

BOYLE GOLF Club Results
Sunday 27th November saw the  9 Hole Turkey Voucher won by Lorcan Egan (9) courtesy of a level par nine for 23pts, in second was Sean Heslin (9) with 22pts (c/b), and in third was Pat Conroy (18) also on 22pts. The presentation of these vouchers along with other outstanding prizes will take place on the evening of December 11th – which is the date for this year’s Christmas Bonanza. A WhatsApp Group for the men’s club has been
set up recently to aid with the arranging of playing partners. It is hoped members will engage with this platform to arrange their games. Contact Gary Carty if you have not received the link to access it.

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

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

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

CV & Office Services

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



Friday, November 25, 2016

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  Boyle Community Notes Week beginning 29th November (Week 48)

CHILDRENS CHRISTMAS ART
All Primary School children in Boyle and surrounding schools are invited to draw or paint a picture with a Christmas in Boyle theme. The only criteria are that it be A4 size with the Childs Name, School and Childs Age on the back of the drawing. Winners will be selected and schools notified on Friday 2nd December. Santa will present the winners with their prizes and the winners will join him on his new sleigh and assist him in turning on the Christmas lights for 2016 in Boyle. Entries must be dropped in or posted to: Brian Kelly, Better Buy/Surprises, The Crescent, Boyle on or before Wednesday 30th November. This year in addition to our spectacular lights and feature pieces we also have a new addition – a Giant Christmas Tree (which will be erected on the Crescent over the coming days) and which was very kindly donated to the Town by Ardcarne Garden Centre. The tree will be lit thanks to the community supporting our Mega Draw offering €2000 in Cash prizes. Don’t miss the chance to be one of the lucky winners. Lines are available in all Businesses throughout the town.

TOWN AWARDS
The judging of Boyle's entry in the Bank of Ireland Enterprise Town awards will take place on Wednesday 30th November.Three independent judges will visit the town on the day and meet with the applicants - Boyle Town Team and Boyle Chamber of Commerce - along with members of the community.After a welcoming address they will be brought on an 80 minute tour of the town to see the various enterprises and locations referred to in the application.Marks in the competition will be awarded on innovation, leadership, sustainability, partnership, social inclusion, pro activity and a sense of energy. The county winners, who can use the title "Roscommon's Most Enterprising Town" will be announced at an event in the Abbey Hotel, Roscommon on 7th December. The national winner will also be announced on the night. Chairman of Boyle Town Team Brian Nerney paid credit to the Team members who have been working tirelessly on this project for the last few weeks. He said the winning of the award would be a brilliant marketing tool for the town and a positive endorsement of the work been undertaken by so many at present and in previous years. He also stressed the importance of having as many local businesses, clubs, organisations and societies represented in King House on judging day.To this extent the Town Team would appreciate if those who can attend would confirm in advance to any of the Town Team members below or by email to justinagavin@hotmail.co.uk Boyle Town Team: Brian Nerney, Justina Gavin, Frank Geelan, Martin Connolly, Patricia Golden, Alison Clarke, Dara Callaghan, Cecil Draper, Sinead Devine, John Cummins, Bodo Funke, Mervyn Boles, David Gunning, Trevor Conroy, Margaret Mulligan, Lydia Dwyer and Michael Ewing

seminar in King House
A seminar titled Radical Actions will take place in King House on Friday December 2nd commencing at 11am. Curated by Boyle resident Linda Shevlin, Radical Actions is a three part international commemoration project. It takes the form of an exhibition of Irish artists Kennedy Browne (Gareth Kennedy/Sarah Browne), Duncan Campbell, Jesse Jones & Seamus Nolan at RMIT Galleries, Melbourne Australia; the exhibition Bernadette by Duncan Campbell at Roscommon Arts Centre and the final instalment will take the form of a seminar in the historic setting of King House, Boyle. This seminar will look at the legacy of revolution & activism in Ireland and the artists’ role in shaping future states with speakers including Professor Luke Gibbons, artists Sarah Browne, Jesse Jones, Gareth Kennedy & Seamus Nolan, film maker Treasa O’Brien and photojournalist/videographer Paula Geraghty.

Curlew Walkers Club
The next meeting of the Curlew Walkers club will be taking  place on Sunday 11th December meeting on the Crescent, Boyle at 10.30 am.  This will be a Flat/Grade C at Lough Talt – Mass Hill. Your leader for the day will be Philip James 086 3353 000. Please confirm times with leader or website prior to each walk www.walkingboyle.com.

ROSCOMMON AIRS
A Celebration of Roscommons Musical Heritage will take place on Saturday December 3rd in St. Joseph’s Hall, Boyle. The rich cultural heritage of County Roscommon will be celebrated with a night of Traditional Music, Song and Dance performed by some of the finest musicians, singers and dancers from around the county. The Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be the legendary Martin Donohoe presenter of Shannonside and Northern Sounds popular radio show ‘The Wind That Blows’. The Irish Traditional Music Archive will be present to record this special night.

Arts Crafts & Pre-Loved Gift Sale
Sale will take place on Saturday 3rd December in Crossna Community Centre, Boyle from 12 until 3pm and Free Entry. Pitch set-up strictly 9am until 11am only. For bookings and enquiries please call 0867 954 549. Previous stalls have included food, arts, cards, decorations, crafts, jewellery, collectables & other unique gift ideas as well as quality bric-a-brac.


DEAR SANTa
Have you got a little someone who would like to receive a personal letter from the man in red himself this December?  Una Bhan Craft Shop has established a direct line to Santa Claus and has arranged for him to reply to children's letters. Your child can write their letter to Santa and post it in the ‘Special Santa Box’ in the Una Bhan Craft Shop, €5 per child (to cover admin charges - no stamp required!), then leave the rest to us.  Make sure your child includes their full name, address, age and special requests for Christmas and include a mention of any brothers, sisters or special friends so the reply can be really personal. We will make sure that Santa gets to read each letter and write a personal letter back, which will be posted directly to the child. Santa’s Letter Service will up until Friday 17th December.

BOYLE GOLF Club Results
On Sunday'19th November the turkey voucher 9 hole competition went ahead as scheduled with the cold conditions not deterring those players who took to the fairways of Boyle Golf Club. First prize went to Michael Reid (16) 23pts, in second was Michael Simon (15) 21pts, while Lorcan Egan (9) took third on a countback with 20pts. Last week's Winter Open competition fell foul of the weather. The annual handicap review took place in the clubhouse on Sunday evening. Updates to relevant handicaps will be posted to the club noticeboard in the upcoming days along with the golfers being contacted directly.

COURTYARD MARKET
The Market is open from 10am to 2pm each and every Saturday in the grounds of King House, Boyle. If you would like to enjoy the best locally grown fresh and organic produce, then a trip to Boyle Courtyard Market on Saturday should be on your agenda. There is a wide range of seasonal produce, including organic fruit and vegetables, homemade jams and marmalade, organic free range eggs, fruit juices, gluten free/ sour dough/ spelt bread and all kinds of delicious home bakes are available every week. Alongside the food stalls are a number of crafters selling their handmade wares, personalized candles and knitwear. 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 071 966 3033.

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

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

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