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.


Friday, December 7, 2018

Update 7th 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 MICHAEL'S 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 ENROLMENT for 2019/2020 school year
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 others 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.



Friday, November 30, 2018

Update 30th November

THROUGH THE EYES OF MARGARET COUSINS
Councillor Ivan Connaughton Cathaoirleach Roscommon County Roscommon County Council requests the pleasure of your company at the launch of Through the Eyes of Margaret Cousins Irish and Indian Suffragette by Dr Keith Munro. Special guest Cllr. Orla Leyden BA,M.Litt. Taking place in King House, Boyle on Tuesday 4th December at 7pm. Light refreshment will be served. All Welcome.

CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR
The Courtyard Market will be holding their Christmas Market on Saturday 8th December from 10 am til 5pm. Along with the usual market there will be a lot more craft stalls just in time for those special gifts to put under the Christmas Tree. Music throughout the day, and plenty of Christmas Cheer. The Market will run alongside the Annual Christmas Fair which will be taking place in King House, Boyle.

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.

SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN
Boyle town is the place to be on Saturday 1st December at 4pm where Santa will perform his first duties of the season and Light up Boyle for Christmas. Activities on the crescent for the turning on of the lights will include elves from the Boyle Scouts providing hot chocolate and Nibbles, accompanied by Transition Year Elves from Abbey Community College who will be doing face painting; Santa will light up Boyle from the town clock and will be ably assisted by his helpers-the prize winners from the Schools competition. –the place to be-The Crescent Boyle 4pm Saturday 1st December.

WINE FAIR
The Annual Wine Fair is the perfect night to find something special for the Festive Season. Six companies will showcase their. finest bottles of Wine and Prosecco. Taking place in Daly’s on Thursday 6th December at 7.30pm. All proceeds to Neonatal Unit, Sligo Hospital & Maternity Hospital, Dublin

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

CURLEW WALKERS CLUB
The next meeting of the Curlew Walkers will take place on Sunday 9th December, meeting on the Crescent, Boyle at 9am with your leader being Philip James 086 335 3000  This will be a  Flat walk  grade C . Please confirm times with leader or website prior to each walk www.walkingboyle.com

CHRISTMAS JUMPER PARTY
The Annual Christmas Jumper Party will take place on Sunday 9th December from 4pm until 6pm in St. Josephs Hall.  Entry will be €5 per child, with adults free. Goody bag, photo opportunity with Santa, Disco, complimentary tea/coffee and cake sale.

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

BOYLE GOLF CLUB
Tom Kearney continued his exceptional run of form by winning the 18 hole stableford competition played on Sunday the 25th of November . Tom had 40 points, with Sean Heslin's 38  and Pat Conroy's 37 taking the second and third places. Charlie O'Donnell made a return to winning ways by claiming the best gross score with 36 points. The 18 hole stableford played on Sunday the 18th was won by Sean Heslin by 37 points, separated only from Gerry Carty's 37 by "countback". Tom Kearney's 36 points was good enough for third place.
and the other significant event on the horizon is the Christmas Bonanza competition for both men and ladies which takes place on the 16th of December.

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.















Sunday, November 18, 2018

Update 19th November

‘THE ADDAMS FAMILY’ TICKETS
With just a few days to go until opening night, Boyle Musical Society is delighted to announce that tickets for its eagerly anticipated, ‘The Addams Family’ are selling fast. ‘The Addams Family’ will be staged in St. Joseph’s Hall, Boyle from Wednesday, November 21st to Saturday November 24th and the performances will be at 8pm nightly. There will be a special Matinée performance on Saturday, November. 24th at 2:30pm. Tickets can be purchased from our new ticket office which is located at ÚnabhánTourism and Craft Shop in the grounds of King House, from 10am to 4pm. Please note that tickets will be available for all performances but there is no pre-booking of allocated seats for the Wednesday and Thursday. performances. Tickets can also be booked by telephone on 071 9663033. This line will be open during booking office hours only, every day, until November 24th. We accept credit card bookings. A detailed seating plan is now available on www.boylemusicalsociety.com. Click on ‘Shows’ for a look at the seating plan.

SOCIAL DANCING IN TAWNYTASKIN
Social dancing continues in Tawnytaskin Community Centre on Thursday nights. Jiving, Waltz and Traditional Steps from 7.30pm-9.30pm for 6 more weeks. Ceili night on the final Thursday November 22nd.

EMPLOYERS & PENSIONS – ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES’
Boyle Chamber of Commerce & MK Financial invite you to a breakfast meeting on Thursday 22nd November, 8am for light breakfast before 8.30am start in Boyle Enterprise Centre
RSVP as places limited – info@mkfinancial.ie

CURLEW WALKERS CLUB
The next meeting of the Curlew Walkers will take place on Sunday 25th November, meeting on the Crescent, Boyle at 10am with your leader being Tom Browne 087 2379 632  This will be slight climb grade B . Please confirm times with leader or website prior to each walk www.walkingboyle.com

'I HEAR YOU AND REJOICE’
Aughanagh Parish Council are proud to welcome back Mikel Murfi to perform his fantastic play ‘I Hear You and Rejoice’ on Sunday 25th November at 7.30 in The Mayfly, Ballinafad.                           

TAWNYTASKIN COMMUNITY CENTRE MASS
The Annual Community Mass will take place on Friday 30th November at 8pm. An evening to catch up and chat neighbours and old friends. All very welcome to come and join us for a visit and cuppa.

DEMENTIA AWARENESS 
The Dementia Alliance Group is currently in the process of establishing a Community Conversation Cafe in Boyle. This will be a meeting place for those with early dementia and their careers.

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

BOYLE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS CASH DRAW 
Over the coming days Raffle Cards will be dropped into all businesses in Boyle and we are appealing to everyone to sell the lines over the coming weeks for the Christmas Lights Cash Draw. We are fast approaching Christmas and once again we are making every effort to ensure Boyle Town is looking its brightest and best. Our annual Christmas Draw will take place this year during Christmas week with a top prize of €1,000!  The funds from the draw go directly to the running costs and insurance of the Lights for the Festive Season. We appeal to every business to sell the two cards delivered to them as your contribution towards lighting Boyle. Over the past few years the willingness of so many people to support the Draw has been remarkable and we very much appreciate any contribution, however small. We are also very grateful to the team of volunteers who are responsible for the erection & dismantling of the lights (and who work in sometimes very inclement weather) – their work has already started! Additional cards can be collected from Boyle Enterprise Centre.  Completed cards / donations will be collected from you on 20th/21st December. Boyle is our town and we ask you to give our Boyle Christmas Lights Draw a priority space on your counter or desk. We thank you for your continued support and look forward to a busy and bright Christmas in Boyle.

BOYLE GOLF CLUB
The 18 hole stableford played on Sunday the 6th of November was won by Brendan Gaffney with a fine score of 43 points, Patrick Egan was second with 40 points, Terry Bright claimed the gross with 37 points and Tom Kearney was third with 38 points. Another 18 hole stableford was played on the following Sunday, the 11th, and the winner on this occasion was Dave Purser with 40 points, beating the 37 points of Michael Rush in to second place. Lorcan Egan took the gross with 37 points and Sean Heslin was third with 36 points.

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.


Friday, November 9, 2018

Update 9th November

‘THE ADDAMS FAMILY’ TICKETS
With just a over a week until opening night, Boyle Musical Society is delighted to announce that tickets for its eagerly anticipated new show, ‘The Addams Family’, are on sale. ‘The Addams Family’ will be staged in St. Joseph’s Hall, Boyle from Wednesday, November 21st to Saturday November 24th and the performances will be at 8pm nightly. There will be a special Matinée performance on Saturday, November. 24th at 2:30pm. Tickets can be purchased from our new ticket office which is located at ÚnabhánTourism and Craft Shop in the grounds of King House, from 10am to 4pm every day excluding Sundays. Please note that tickets will be available for all performances but there is no pre-booking of allocated seats for the Wednesday and Thursday. performances. Tickets can also be booked by telephone on 071 9663033. This line will be open during booking office hours only, every day excluding Sundays, until November 24th. We accept credit card bookings. A detailed seating plan is now available on www.boylemusicalsociety.com. Click on ‘Shows’ for a look at the seating plan.

FREE “EXPLORING EXCEL” WORKSHOP
This workshop in organised by Role Skillnet and will take place at Boyle Enterprise Centre on November 15th from 9.30/11.30. (Registration 9.00/9.30) The workshop is suitable for participants interested in exploring Excel’s capabilities to become more efficient in using and creating spreadsheets. For more information, please email info@roleskillnet.com or call 086 203 9182. Role Skillnet provide funding and support for training for private businesses

BOOK LAUNCH
Launch of Barry Feely+’s book by Dr Jason King who is the Academic Coordinator of the Irish Heritage Trust and National Famine Museum at Strokestown Park. The book is about the Workhouse in Boyle and emigration in famine times. It describes the building of and living conditions in the Workhouse. It tells the distressing tale of 52 orphan girls from the area, leaving on a Bianconi long cart and onwards on a sea voyage lasting 100 days to Australia. This was during the years 1848 to 1850, when 4114 orphan girls from Workhouses all over Ireland many as young as 14 years old were sent under the Earl Grey Irish orphans scheme to Sydney and beyond. Their passage was paid by the Australian Government as more females were required to offset the gender imbalance in the colony (8m:1F). Through correspondence with researchers (Irish Famine Memorial) based at the Hyde Park Barracks Museum, in Sydney, we have traced the early history of some local girls. Some of it makes for sad reading. They were so vulnerable. The Book also gives details on the Rockingham and Woodbrook evictions from their estates in the Barony of Boyle and their resettlement on Sheegora, and Ballymore. Poignant images of a famine house with its bed outshoot or ‘pristy’ bed are included. Emigration to America, Canada and Australia including the names of the ships and some passenger lists are also covered. Many of these passages were financially assisted by the Boyle Union Board of Guardians. Most of the information was gathered by reading the minutes of what remains of the Boyle Board of Guardians books and from local newspapers of the period. Taking place in King House, Boyle on Friday 16th November at 8pm.

CURLEW WALKERS CLUB
The next meeting of the Curlew Walkers will take place on Sunday 25th November, meeting on the Crescent, Boyle at 10am with your leader being Tom Browne 087 2379 632  This will be slight climb grade B . Please confirm times with leader or website prior to each walk www.walkingboyle.com

TAWNYTASKIN COMMUNITY CENTRE MASS
The Annual Community Mass will take place on Friday 30th November at 8pm. An evening to catch up and chat neighbours and old friends. All very welcome to come and join us for a visit and cuppa.

BOYLE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS CASH DRAW - 1ST PRIZE €1000
Over the coming days Raffle Cards will be dropped into all businesses in Boyle and we are appealing to everyone to sell the lines over the coming weeks for the Christmas Lights Cash Draw. We are fast approaching Christmas and once again we are making every effort to ensure Boyle Town is looking its brightest and best. Our annual Christmas Draw will take place this year during Christmas week with a top prize of €1,000!  The funds from the draw go directly to the running costs and insurance of the Lights for the Festive Season. We appeal to every business to sell the two cards delivered to them as your contribution towards lighting Boyle. Over the past few years the willingness of so many people to support the Draw has been remarkable and we very much appreciate any contribution, however small. We are also very grateful to the team of volunteers who are responsible for the erection & dismantling of the lights (and who work in sometimes very inclement weather) – their work has already started! Additional cards can be collected from Boyle Enterprise Centre.  Completed cards / donations will be collected from you on 20th/21st December. Boyle is our town and we ask you to give our Boyle Christmas Lights Draw a priority space on your counter or desk. We thank you for your continued support and look forward to a busy and bright Christmas in Boyle.

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.

BOYLE GOLF CLUB
The Drumderrig Cup was played over the October Bank Holiday Weekend in perfect conditions both underfoot and overhead. The winning team this year comprised of Lorcan Egan, Cillian Doyle, Jonathan Egan and Paddy McLoughlin with 103 points. In second place were Brendan Gaffney, Sean Heslin, Vincent Egan and John Cryan with 98 points, and third place went to Terry Bright, Martin Wynne, David Wynne and Owen Garvin with 96 points. Thanks again to Paula Cull for her generous sponsorship of this competition. The King Harmon matchplay is well underway with the and the field has been narrowed to the four semi-finalists. Mark Whelan continued a recent run of form with a good win over a strong opponent in his quarter-final and will be playing his semi-final against Brendan Gaffney. The other semi-final will be played between Terry Canning and Liam Mullaney. The two semi-finals are to be played this week with the final the following week.The winter 9 hole  competition continues this week and can be played any day from Monday to Saturday. Owen Garvin was the winner in the week before Halloween with 21 points. The competition on Sunday the 4th of November was an 18 hole Stableford sponsored by Ivan Keaney
Photography, Bridge Street, Carrick on Shannon. Results to follow next week. Thanks again to Ivan Keaney for his sponsorship.The mens' WhatsApp group has been temporarily taken down. It will be relaunched again in the coming weeks when a few adjustments have been made. The mens club AGM has already taken place, with the overall club AGM taking place on Sunday the 2nd of December at 5 pm.

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

DEMENTIA AWARENESS 
The Dementia Alliance Group is currently in the process of establishing a Community Conversation Cafe in Boyle. This will be a meeting place for those with early dementia and their careers. For more information on tonight’s dementia awareness evening, please contact Bernie Cotter on 076 1076380