Friday, March 15, 2019

Update 15th March

ATTENTION FARMING COMMUNITY
Úna Bhán Tourism are delighted to be offering free computer training courses again, starting in March. This unique opportunity to develop digital skills and learn basic functions is for beginners or those eager to improve in a fun and easy way. The course includes how to set up an email account, send and receive emails / how to search the internet in a safe and secure way / Complete vehicle taxation online instead of paper form & how to set up and use online banking. More importantly for the farming community the training will teach how to register your farm on Agfood.ie, which allows you to Record the Birth of a Calf; Complete and Print Farm-to-Farm Movements & Print your Herd Profile for your Farm Accountant. Courses are limited to 10 people at a time and will be held in Boyle Library. The training programme is funded through the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE) Please call Nigel on 071 966 3033 for more details or to register.

CURLEW WALKERS CLUB
The next meeting of the Curlew Walkers will take place on Sunday 24th March. Meeting on The Crescent, Boyle at 10am. This will be a Flat/Climb Grade B from Blacklion to Shannon Pot. Your leader for the day will be Eugene Griffin 086 256 0400. Please confirm with leader or website prior to each walk on www.walkingboyle.com

BOYLE AND DISTRICT ANGLING CLUB
The Paddy Sharkey Perpetual Memorial Lough Gara Cup will take place on Sunday 31st March with fishing commencing at 11am until 5pm. Check in entries will be taken at Templeronan Pier. Presentation on the shore. For information contact Jane Suffin on 086 830 1261. Please support the strict catch and release policy on Pike Angling.

BOYLE COURTYARD MARKET
The all-weather Courtyard Market takes place every Saturday in the grounds of King House, Boyle from 10am until 2pm. If you would like to enjoy the best locally grown fresh and organic produce, then a trip to the Courtyard Market should be on your agenda. There is a wide range of seasonal produce, 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, personalised 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

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 Photocopying, Scanning, Laminating, Typing, Faxing, Binding and Printing.

LOCAL ENTERPRISE AT ROSCOMMON LAMB FESTIVAL
Are you a Local Craft Entrepreneur? Would you like your work showcased at Roscommon Lamb Festival Friday 5th – Sunday 7th May. If yes, Local Enterprise Roscommon wish to invite Roscommon based Craft Entrepreneurs to participate in a high profile showcase event that will give you the opportunity to exhibit and sell your work to the public. Places are limited and on a first come, first served basis, applications via EXPRESSION OF INTEREST forms must be submitted no later than March 22nd. To apply contact Jeremy Cullen on 090 662 6263 or email jcullen@roscommoncoco.ie

BOYLE HOLIDAY GROUP WATERFORD TRIP
Boyle Holiday Group are planning a trip to Waterford this May. The group will visit Dungarvan, Waterford City and other places of interest in the South east Coast. The trip will take place from Monday 6th May to Friday 10th May. The group will stay at the Park Hotel, Dungarvan. Anyone interested in travelling with the group is asked to contact Mary Regan on 086 129 8355 or 071 966 3544.

BASIC FIRST AID COURSE IN BOYLE
Boyle Family Resource Centre are running a Basic First Aid Course in conjunction with Absolute Safety, on Friday 22nd March, time 9.30am – 5pm. Booking essential, to book or for more details contact Family Resource Centre on 071 966 3000 or email info@boylefrc.ie

FREE BIODIVERSITY TRAINING COURSE FOR COMMUNITY GROUPS
Roscommon Leader Partnership are offering an introduction to biodiversity training. The course is free and is open to all community and voluntary organisations across Co. Roscommon (e.g. Tidy Towns, Cemetery Committees, Conservation Groups, Environmental Groups, Town Teams, Residents Associations). There will be information about biodiversity, flora and fauna of the area. It will provide skills in habitat conservation and protection. Training will be held in a number of venues across the county, to be identified after the participating groups are selected. Please contact Nollaig Feeney NFeeney@roscommoncoco.ie for an application form. Completed application forms must be returned by post/hand to Roscommon LEADER Partnership, Roscommon West Business Park, Golf Links Road, Roscommon Town, Co. Roscommon, F42 TD98 or by email to denise@ridc.ie by 5.00pm on Tuesday, 19th March 2019.

THE MULLIGAN SISTERS
The Mulligan Sisters, accompanied by Dr Padhraic Ó Cuinneagáin (Lecturer: DIT Conservatory of Music) will perform in concert at the Church of Ireland, Boyle, Co. Roscommon, on Saturday, 23 March 2019 at 8:00pm. Doors open from 7:15, seated by 7:45  Tickets €20, €15 (seniors/students), €5 (under-18s): The Úna Bhán Centre (071- 966 3033), Boyle Credit Union (071 966 3144), Taylor’s Jewellers (071 966 2386), Daly’s (071 966 2090) or ring/text Marie (087 644 1636) or Pearl (087 282 9430). This evening  with ‘The Mulligan Sisters’ gives you the chance to experience a wonderful mix of well known music and song equal to that of a night at the opera, a night on Broadway, or a Celtic night at the proms.

BOYLE BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP
Friday March 29th at 10am in Boyle Family Resource Centre. Cost: €2 or donation A space where you and your baby will receive lots of support, a warm welcome & cuppa! Older siblings are very welcome to come along as are expectant mothers.

FAMILY SUPPORT DROP IN CLINIC
A drop in confidential space for parents and families to call in and receive support and a listening ear about issues and concerns about you and/or your children. Wednesday mornings during primary school term 9.30am-12pm. An interagency project together with Boyle FRC, Foroige & Tusla. Boyle Family Resource Centre 0719663000.

BOYLE TENNIS CLUB AGM
The AGM of Boyle Community Tennis Club will take place on March 25th at 7.30 pm in the pavilion. All are welcome.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Update 8th March

BOYLE ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE
The St. Patrick's day parade will take place on Sunday the 17th of March at 3.30pm. The committee is appealing for local businesses to enter a float and provide sponsorship to contribute to the cost of running the parade. If you would like to donate please contact a member of the committee, Derek Dooley, Martin Downes, Lorcan Egan, B. Kelly, A. Kohler, Joe Ryan, Dorothy Shannon, Barry Simon, Keith Suffin.

ATTENTION FARMING COMMUNITY
Úna Bhán Tourism are delighted to be offering free computer training courses again, starting in March. This unique opportunity to develop digital skills and learn basic functions is for beginners or those eager to improve in a fun and easy way. The course includes how to set up an email account, send and receive emails / how to search the internet in a safe and secure way / Complete vehicle taxation online instead of paper form & how to set up and use online banking. More importantly for the farming community the training will teach how to register your farm on Agfood.ie, which allows you to Record the Birth of a Calf; Complete and Print Farm-to-Farm Movements & Print your Herd Profile for your Farm Accountant. Courses are limited to 10 people at a time and will be held in Boyle Library. The training programme is funded through the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE) Please call Nigel on 071 966 3033 for more details or to register.


CURLEW WALKERS CLUB
The next meeting of the Curlew Walkers will take place on Sunday 24th March. Meeting on The Crescent, Boyle at 10am. This will be a Flat/Climb Grade B from Blacklion to Shannon Pot. Your leader for the day will be Eugene Griffin 086 256 0400. Please confirm with leader or website prior to each walk on www.walkingboyle.com


BAGATELLE
40 years of original hits by the famous Bagatelle will be taking place in Teach Murray on Friday 15th March. Tickets available in Una Bhan Tourism in the grounds of King House, Boyle. For further information, call 071 966 3033.


A MUST FOR YOUR DIARY
Boyle GAA to host ‘I’m a Celebrity’ Excitement is building ahead of next year’s Boyle GAA organised ‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here’ fundraiser. The event will take place on Saturday March 16th in St. Joseph’s Hall. 24 contestants will battle it out to see who is the ‘King or Queen of the Jungle’. The main sponsor of the night is LandEscape Pty Ltd, the Australian company run by Boyle man Padraig Sweeney. Based on the popular TV show, this event is unlike anything you have seen before! Contestants are fully dressed in their campsite costumes and compete alongside live snakes, reptiles and spiders surrounded by a jungle background.


BOYLE AND DISTRICT ANGLING CLUB
The Paddy Sharkey Perpetual Memorial Lough Gara Cup will take place on Sunday 31st March with fishing commencing at 11am until 5pm. Check in entries will be taken at Templeronan Pier. Presentation on the shore. For information contact Jane Suffin on 086 830 1261. Please support the strict catch and release policy on Pike Angling.


BOYLE COURTYARD MARKET
The all-weather Courtyard Market takes place every Saturday in the grounds of King House, Boyle from 10am until 2pm. If you would like to enjoy the best locally grown fresh and organic produce, then a trip to the Courtyard Market should be on your agenda. There is a wide range of seasonal produce, 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, personalised 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


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 Photocopying, Scanning, Laminating, Typing, Faxing, Binding and Printing.


LOCAL ENTERPRISE AT ROSCOMMON LAMB FESTIVAL
Are you a Local Craft Entrepreneur? Would you like your work showcased at Roscommon Lamb Festival Friday 5th –Sunday 7th May? If yes, Local Enterprise Roscommon wish to invite Roscommon based Craft Entrepreneurs to participate in a high profile showcase event that will give you the opportunity to exhibit and sell your work to the public. Places are limited and on a first come, first served basis, applications via EXPRESSION OF INTEREST forms must be submitted no later than March 22nd. To apply contact Jeremy Cullen on 090 662 6263 or email
jcullen@roscommoncoco.ie

APPLE TREE GRAFTING
Knockvicar Organic Garden are offering an Apple Tree Grafting workshop on Saturday 16th March between 10am-2pm. Learn about orchard establishment and management while grafting two traditional apple varieties for your own garden. Limited to maximum six participants. For more details, contact Knockvicar Organic Centre on 071 966 7985

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BOYLE HOLIDAY GROUP WATERFORD TRIP
Boyle Holiday Group are planning a trip to Waterford this June. The group will visit Dungarvan, Waterford City and other places of interest in the South east Coast. The trip will take place from Monday 6th May to Friday 10th May.
 The group will be staying at the Park Hotel, Dungarvan. Anyone interested in travelling with the group is asked to contact Mary Regan on 086 129 8355 or 071 966 3544.

BASIC FIRST AID COURSE IN BOYLE
Boyle Family Resource Centre are running a Basic First Aid Course in conjunction with Absolute Safety, on Friday 22nd March, time 9.30am – 5pm. Booking essential, to book or for more details contact Family Resource Centre on 071 966 3000 or email
info@boylefrc.ie

FREE BIODIVERSITY TRAINING COURSE FOR COMMUNITY GROUPS
Roscommon Leader Partnership are offering an introduction to biodiversity training. The course is free and is open to all community and voluntary organisations across Co. Roscommon (e.g. Tidy Towns, Cemetery Committees, Conservation Groups, Environmental Groups, Town Teams, Residents Associations). There will be information about biodiversity, flora and fauna of the area. It will provide skills in habitat conservation and protection. Training will be held in a number of venues across the county, to be identified after the participating groups are selected. Please contact Nollaig Feeney NFeeney@roscommoncoco.ie for an application form. Completed application forms must be returned by post/hand to Roscommon LEADER Partnership, Roscommon West Business Park, Golf Links Road, Roscommon Town, Co. Roscommon, F42 TD98 or by email to denise@ridc.ie by 5.00pm on Tuesday, 19th March 2019.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Update 1st March

ST. JOSEPH’S BOYS SCHOOL ANNUAL BOOK FAIR
Wednesday 6th March from 9.00am until 9.30am Thursday 7th March from 9.00am until 9.30am Thursday 7th March from 3.10pm until 4.30pm Friday 8th March from 9.00am until 9.30am Monday 11th March from 9.00am until 9.30pm. The Annual Book Fair gives the school an opportunity to raise commission from book sales to stock up their library and classrooms.  Looking forward to seeing you all there.

THE KIDS BOOK CLUB
New Children’s Book Club for the ages of 7-9 and 0-12 will be held monthly in the Boyle Branch Library on Fridays at 3.30pm. Numbers are strictly limited so don’t delay signing up.

ATTENTION FARMING COMMUNITY
Úna Bhán Tourism are delighted to be offering free computer training courses again, starting in March. This unique opportunity to develop digital skills and learn basic functions is for beginners or those eager to improve in a fun and easy way. The course includes how to set up an email account, send and receive emails / how to search the internet in a safe and secure way / Complete vehicle taxation online instead of paper form / Set up your own banking online account and learn how to bank online. More importantly for the farming community the training will teach how to register your farm on Agfood.ie, which allows you to Record the Birth of a Calf; Complete and Print Farm-to-Farm Movements; & Print your Herd Profile for your Farm Accountant. Courses are limited to 10 people at a time and will be held in Boyle Library. The training programme is funded through the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE) Please call Nigel on 071 966 3033 to register.

FREE HERB PLANTING DEMONSTRATION
Ardcarne Garden Centre, Boyle and Roscommon will be holding a Free Herb Planting Demonstration on Saturday 9th March at 11am and 3pm. Discover how to grow your own fresh herbs in containers

SPRING TRAINING PROGRAMME AT BOYLE ENTERPRISE CENTRE
The following courses will take place at Boyle Enterprise Centre March – April 2019. Team Leadership QQI Level 6, Basic Excel, Intermediate Excel, Advanced Excel, Manual Handling Instructors QQI Level 6, Coaching Models of Practice QQI Level 6. For more information or to book places please email info@roleskillnet.com or call 071 967 3440. Courses are organised by Role Skillnet, Training Network and are dependant on sufficient numbers. Role Skillnet are based at Boyle Enterprise Centre and provide funding for business training subject to eligibility.

AGEING WELL
A Journey of Discovery and Engagement facilitated by Dr Kevin Egan a lecturer in psychology for many years at All Hallows College, Dublin City University and currently working as a psychotherapist in private practice in Boyle. Taking place in Abbey Community College on Tuesday March 12th at 8pm. No booking required and all welcome.


CURLEW WALKERS CLUB
The next meeting of the Curlew Walkers will take place on Sunday 10th March. Meeting on The Crescent, Boyle at 10am. This will be a Climb Grade B at Kings Gully. Your leader for the day will be Philip James 086 335 3000 Please confirm with leader or website prior to each walk www.walkingboyle.com

AN EVENING WITH PERCY FRENCH
The County Leitrim Percy French Society will be at Tawnytaskin Community Centre, Boyle on Sunday 10th March at 8pm SHARP.  Contact Ann on 086 813 0005 Tickets are €10 and are available in the following outlets; Boyle Credit Union, Adam’s Apple Fruit & Veg Boyle, Úna Bhán Tourism Grounds of King House Boyle. Proceeds in aid of Tawnytaskin Community Centre.

BAGATELLE
40 years of original hits by the famous Bagatelle will be taking place in Teach Murray on Friday 15th March. Tickets available in Una Bhan Tourism in the grounds of King House, Boyle. For further information, call 071 966 3033.

A MUST FOR YOUR DIARY
Boyle GAA to host ‘I’m a Celebrity’ Excitement is building ahead of next year’s Boyle GAA organised ‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here’ fundraiser. The event will take place on Saturday March 16th in St. Joseph’s Hall. 24 contestants will battle it out to see who is the ‘King or Queen of the Jungle’. The main sponsor of the night is LandEscape Pty Ltd, the Australian company run by Boyle man Padraig Sweeney. Based on the popular TV show, this event is unlike anything you have seen before! Contestants are fully dressed in their campsite costumes and compete alongside live snakes, reptiles and spiders surrounded by a jungle background.

BOYLE AND DISTRICT ANGLING CLUB
The Paddy Sharkey Perpetual Memorial Lough Gara Cup will take place on Sunday 31st March with fishing commencing at 11am until 5pm. Check in entries will be taken at Templeronan Pier. Presentation on the shore. For information contact Jane Suffin on 086 830 1261. Please support the strict catch and release policy on Pike Angling.

BOYLE GOLF CLUB
Congratulations to our captains Seamus Gallagher and Regina McLoughlin for getting the golfing year off to a successful start with the traditional “Drive In” which was held on Sunday the 24th of February. There was a great turnout to support our captains and to take part in the scramble competition that followed. The winning team on the day was that of Terry Canning, Susan O’Mahony and Willie Tiernan. 2nd place went to Karl Keenan, Mary O’Hara, Gerry O’Dowd and John Cryan and 3rd place to Lorcan Egan, Lionel Lynn and Conor Hamill. The 2 rounds of the club draw for January and February were held after the Drive In and the winners were as follows : January – 1st – Mary McKeon, 2nd Brendan and Susan Gaffney, 3rd Sean Heslin. February – 1st – Pat Conroy 2nd – Vincent and Moira Egan, 3rd – Denis and Mary O ‘Donnell. 1st prize is 70 euro, 2nd and 3rd get 40 euro apiece.

BOYLE HOLIDAY GROUP WATERFORD TRIP
Boyle Holiday Group are planning a trip to Waterford this June. The group will visit Dungarvan, Waterford City and other places of interest in the South East Coast. The trip will take place from Monday 6th to Friday 10th May. The group will be staying at the Park Hotel, Dungarvan. Anyone interested in travelling with the group is asked to contact Mary Regan on 086 129 8355 or 071 966 3544.

COURTYARD MARKET
The all-weather Courtyard Market takes place every Saturday in the grounds of King House, Boyle from 10am until 2pm. If you would like to enjoy the best locally grown fresh and organic produce, then a trip to the Courtyard Market should be on your agenda. There is a wide range of seasonal produce, 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

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 a

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Update 20th January


A Boyle Community Notes Week Beginning  22nd January (Week 4)

EXPERIENCE THE SUBLIME
The Park Project is a newly commissioned visual art event taking place in the Moylurg Tower at Lough Key Forest & Activity Park, Boyle on Saturday 26th January at 7pm. Designed by artist Lucy McKenna, this promises to be a spectacular event not to be missed. There are a very limited number of spaces available for members of the public to view the display from the tower, please follow the link to book a space via eventbrite.

COURTHOUSE DEVELOPMENT COMPANY AGM
The following were declared company executive officers: Chair, Frank Geelan; Joint Treasurers, Dara Callaghan and Terry Rooney; PRO, Padraig Langan. The positions Secretary and Members of Committee will be decided following the Company’s next meeting tentatively arranged for Thursday 25th January. A thorough Open Discussion highlighted the exciting future ahead for the building and its Model Railway project with references to the fund raising requirements and employment possibilities of the venue that will add to the tourism and attractions available in the Boyle area.

SHORT MAT BOWLING
Short Mat Bowling continues in St. Josephs Hall each Wednesday from 7pm until 9pm.
Newcomers most welcome. Tuition given to new members.

ARDCARNE GARDEN CENTRE
FREE Composting and Recycling Event, Ardcarne Garden Centre Boyle and Roscommon Town, Saturday 26th January from 11.30am until 12.30 pm. Discover how to transform garden and kitchen waste into nutrient-rich compost for your plants and other ways to re-use and recycle in the garden. Free Event – All Welcome.

LOUGH KEY SPRINT TRIATHLON 2019
Race takes place Sunday 1st September - Entries Open 9am 1st February on the Triathlon Ireland website!! Entries will be limited to 500 competitors and as one of the final rounds of the BMW National Series we are expecting a sell-out entry like previous years!

BOYLE ATHLETIC CLUB TRAINING SCHEDULE
Boyle Athletic Club training continues from the Royal car park at 7. 30pm.The training run lasts one hour. Training Schedule: Tuesday 7.30pm to 8.30pm (From Royal car park)
Thursday 7.30pm to 8.30pm (From Royal car park) Sunday 10am (From Lough Key Forest Park) Please bring a headlamp and hi vis to training if you have one. The run departs at 7:30pm sharp so please arrive 7:15/20pm for pre run brief. Training is for members only, of which there are currently over 100.

A MUST FOR YOUR DIARY
Boyle GAA to host ‘I’m a Celebrity’ Excitement is building ahead of next year’s Boyle GAA organised ‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here’ fundraiser. The event will take place on Saturday March 16th in St. Joseph’s Hall. 24 contestants will battle it out to see who is the ‘King or Queen of the Jungle’. The main sponsor of the night is LandEscape Pty Ltd, the Australian company run by Boyle man Padraig Sweeney. Based on the popular TV show, this event is unlike anything you have seen before! Contestants are fully dressed in their campsite costumes and compete alongside live snakes, reptiles and spiders surrounded by a jungle background.

COURTYARD MARKET
The all-weather Courtyard Market takes place every Saturday in the grounds of King House, Boyle from 10am until 2pm. If you would like to enjoy the best locally grown fresh and organic produce, then a trip to the Courtyard Market should be on your agenda. There is a wide range of seasonal produce, 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

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.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Update 10th January




LOOKING AFTER YOUR BRAIN
Join Dr. Wilma Lourens at Ardcarne Garden Centre, Boyle, Saturday 19th January 11am – 12.30pm for another talk on how to reduce your risk of developing cognitive decline or Alzheimer’s. This talk will focus on the importance of foods, eating patterns and the importance of exercise. Dr. Lourens will also be joined by Raluca Tuluianu, a qualified physical activity coach. €10 per person. To book a place contact Ardcarne Garden Centre Boyle 07196 67091 or just call in on the day.

CHERISH THE LADIES
Delighted to announce that “Cherish the Ladies” will return to the Coleman Centre, Gurteen on the 19th January 2019 at 8.30pm. Last year they had two outstanding sell out show’s by these exceptionally talented musicians and are looking forward to welcoming them back this year. Joanie Madden began taking lessons from legendary flutist and National Heritage Award winner Jack Coen, and within a few short years, she had achieved great success winning the world championship in Irish music on both the concert flute and tin whistle. Mary Coogan became a self-taught guitar, mandolin and bouzouki player. Mirella Murray studied the piano accordion with Mary Finn (Ballymote, Co.Sligo) and it was at music classes that she met up with fiddler Liz Kane from Letterfrack and went to win the accordion All-Ireland championship and duet All-Ireland championship with Liz Kane. Kathleen Boyle is a talented pianist and accordion player and has won All-Scotland and All-Britain titles on both instruments. Nollaig Casey with her own unique way of playing traditional Irish music on the fiddle and has such a distinctive sound that it would be impossible to mistake it for that of anyone else. This will be a sell-out concert, early booking advisable.

LOUGH KEY SPRINT TRIATHLON 2019
Race takes place Sunday 1st September - Entries Open 9am 1st February on the Triathlon Ireland website!! Entries will be limited to 500 competitors and as one of the final rounds of the BMW National Series we are expecting a sell out entry like previous years!

BOYLE ATHLETIC CLUB TRAINING SCHEDULE
Boyle Athletic Club training continues from the Royal car park at 7.30pm.The training run lasts one hour. Training Schedule: Tuesday 7.30pm to 8.30pm (From Royal car park)
Thursday 7.30pm to 8.30pm (From Royal car park) Sunday 10am (From Lough Key Forest Park) Please bring a headlamp and hi vis to training if you have one. The run departs at 7:30pm sharp so please arrive 7:15/20pm for pre run brief. Training is for members only, of which there are currently over 100.

A MUST FOR YOUR DIARY
Boyle GAA to host ‘I’m a Celebrity’ Excitement is building ahead of next year’s Boyle GAA organised ‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here’ fundraiser. The event will take place on Saturday March 16th in St. Joseph’s Hall. 24 contestants will battle it out to see who is the ‘King or Queen of the Jungle’. The main sponsor of the night is LandEscape Pty Ltd, the Australian company run by Boyle man Padraig Sweeney. Based on the popular TV show, this event is unlike anything you have seen before! Contestants are fully dressed in their campsite costumes and compete alongside live snakes, reptiles and spiders surrounded by a jungle background.

COURTYARD MARKET
The all weather Courtyard Market takes place every Saturday in the grounds of King House, Boyle from 10am until 2pm. If you would like to enjoy the best locally grown fresh and organic produce, then a trip to the Courtyard Market should be on your agenda. There is a wide range of seasonal produce, 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

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.

Friday, December 28, 2018

Update 28th December


BLACK DRESS LADIES LUNCH
The 5th Womens Little Black Dress Ladies Lunch will take place on 6th January from 1am until 5 pm in Kilronan Castle, Ballyfarnon. The North West Simon Community would appreciate your support. Tickets can be purchased www.eventbrite.ie.

ANOTHER SHORTLIST FOR LOUGH KEY PARK
It’s an exciting time for Lough Key Forest Park with news that the venue has been shortlisted in yet another awards ceremony. The Park is listed, along with four other locations for ‘Ireland’s Favourite Adventure’ in the Irish Independent 2019 Reader Travel Awards. The four others are Bray to Greystones Walk, Carlingford Adventure Centre, Castlecomer Adventure Park and Waterford Greenway. The winners will be announced on January 19th on independent.ie and in the ‘Weekend’ magazine in the Irish Independent. The latest awards shortlist comes following news that the Boyle Park is also a finalist in the Irish Tourism Industry Awards 2019. The Park will contest the ‘Best Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands Tourism Experience’ category in those awards with the winners being announced at a ceremony in the Clayton Hotel in Dublin on February 1st 2019.

A MUST FOR YOUR DIARY
Boyle GAA to host ‘I’m a Celebrity’ Excitement is building ahead of next year’s Boyle GAA organised ‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here’ fundraiser. The event will take place on Saturday March 16th in St. Joseph’s Hall. 24 contestants will battle it out to see who is the ‘King or Queen of the Jungle’. The main sponsor of the night is LandEscape Pty Ltd, the Australian company run by Boyle man Padraig Sweeney. Based on the popular TV show, this event is unlike anything you have seen before! Contestants are fully dressed in their campsite costumes and compete alongside live snakes, reptiles and spiders surrounded by a jungle background.

VOICE OF HOPE 11
Tommy Fleming will bring his 'Voice of Hope II' tour to Boyle next summer, with a very special concert on Sunday, July 21st 2019. Tickets for his performance in St. Joseph's Church, Boyle are on sale now from Taylor's Jewellers, Bridge Street and Úna Bhán, beside King House.

COURTYARD MARKET
The Market will reopen on Saturday 5th January and will take place every Saturday in the Grounds of King House, Boyle from 10am until 2pm. If you would like to enjoy the best locally grown fresh and organic produce, then a trip to the Courtyard Market should be on your agenda. There is a wide range of seasonal produce,

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.


Thursday, December 13, 2018

Update 13th December


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 Saturday 18th December.

SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL ANNUAL APPEAL
The Annual Collection for the Society of St. Vincent De Paul will take place at all Masses next weekend Saturday and Sunday 15th/16th December 2018.  Thank you for your ongoing support to our local conference, your generosity is greatly appreciated.

ST MICHAELS CHURCH CROGHAN
The Roscommon Solstice Choir will perform in St. Michael’s Church, Croghan at 8pm on Sunday 16th December … all welcome for what promises to be a very special event. Croghan NS will also perform on the night. Doors open at 7pm starting at 8pm. Bring a cushion for your comfort.

SCHOOL ENROLMENT
St. Michael’s & St. Patrick’s N.S. Cootehall, Boyle enrolment for the 2019/2020 school year will take place from Monday December 3rd to Friday December 14th.  Enrolment Information can be collected from the school office during school hours. For further enquiries and assistance please contact the Principal’s office in the school – phone no. 071-9667264.

BOYLE BOYS SUPPORT VINCENT DE PAUL
The boys at St. Joseph’s B.N.S. are once again this year supporting the local branch of St. Vincent de Paul. They are collecting non-perishable food for Christmas Hampers. The boys 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 (before Thursday December 20th).

CURLEW WALKERS CLUB
The next meeting of the Curlew Walkers will take place on Friday 28th December, meeting on the Crescent, Boyle at 12 noon with your leader being Zeta Griffin 086 336 1336. This will be a  Flat walk  grade C  to Battle Bridge.. Please confirm times with leader or website prior to each walk www.walkingboyle.com

JUNIOR CERT MATHS GRINDS
Junior Cert maths grinds available in Boyle area. Contact Michaela 083 872 1327

BOYLE GOLF CLUB
Sean Heslin and Tom Kearney have developed a virtual monopoly on 1st and 2nd place in the mens' competitions recently and so it was proved again on Sunday the 2nd of December. In this weeks 18 hole competition, they both had 40 points, with Sean just shading it on countback. Paul Connolly came 3rd with 37 points and Patrick Egan had the best gross score. Christmas Bonanza competition taking place on the 16th of December. This is a very social event and is much looked forward to every year - partly because every participant gets a prize! So if you haven't had the joy of walking up to receive a prize in 2018, this might be your last chance (even if it is only a selection box). The overall club AGM was held in the clubhouse on Sunday the 2nd with the  following elected as officers for the management committee for 2019. Chairman ( and men’s' captain) - Seamus Gallagher, Honorary Treasurer - Paul Connolly, Greens' Convenor - Willie Tiernan, Junior Convenor - Brendan Gaffney, House Convenor - Vincent Egan, Childrens Liaison Officer - Jim Mooney. A number of officers of the men’s' and ladies' committees are automatically appointed to the management committee including the outgoing men’s' and ladies’ captains’, Terry Canning and Marie Hanmore-Cawley, the incoming lady captain, Regina McLoughlin and the men’s' and ladies’ competitions secretaries, Lorcan Egan and Mary O'Hara. The following will serve as ordinary management committee members - Patrick Egan, Jonathan Egan, Sean Heslin (also men's president), Liam Mullaney, Gerry O'Hara, Michael Simon, Susan O'Mahoney, Liz Dwyer and Mandy Toolan.

COURTYARD MARKET
The Market takes place every Saturday in the Grounds of King House, Boyle from 10am until 2pm. If you would like to enjoy the best locally grown fresh and organic produce, then a trip to the Courtyard Market should be on your agenda. There is a wide range of seasonal produce

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.