Friday, September 16, 2016

Update 16th September

An invitation to the people of Boyle and surrounding areas. Dublin City University’s Dementia Elevator Programme is running a Dementia awareness Roadshow across Ireland between the 20th and 27th September. The Roadshow will be coming to King House, Boyle, Co. Roscommon on Friday 23rd September, between 10.30am and 1.00pm. We will have information stalls and dementia awareness events present on the day.

Ardcarne garden events
Free Polytunnel Event at Ardcarne Garden Centre, BOYLE, Saturday 24th September 11am until 12 noon. Discover what to plant and do now in your polytunnel or glasshouse and how to get the most from them in the autumn and winter. Free Event – All Welcome. Free Children’s Bulb Planting Event at Ardcarne Garden Centre, Boyle, on Saturday 24th September, 2pm until 3pm. Bring your budding gardeners along to plant up their own pot of bulbs – all materials supplied. Suitable for 5 to10 year olds. Booking Essential and numbers limited. Please email or Tel: 07196 67091 to book a place. Free Beekeeping Event at Ardcarne Garden Centre, Boyle, Saturday 1st October 11am until 12 noon and also at Ardcarne Garden Centre, Roscommon Town 2.30pm until 3.30pm. Join expert Beekeeper, Eamonn Tubman for an introduction to the ancient art of Beekeeping. Free Event – All Welcome

Music Classes with Bernard Flaherty
Tuesday 27th September: Music Classes will start/recommence in the Tennis Club, Boyle at 7pm. Tuition is available for most instruments including Whistle, Flute, Fiddle, Banjo, Button Accordion, Piano Accordion, Keyboard, Bodhrán, Guitar. For further information, please call Bernard Flaherty 086 805 4233

Rebecca Storm Coming to Boyle
Boyle Summer Show presents an Audience with Rebecca Storm on Friday 30th September in Boyle Church of Ireland. Tickets go are available in Una Bhan Tourism in the grounds of King House.

Curlew Walkers Club
The next meeting of the Curlew Walkers club will take place on September 24th /25th  and will be a Open Walking Weekend with a climb/flat and grade A,B and C. Meeting on the Crescent, Boyle at 10am. Your leaders are Philip James 086 335 3000 and Tom Browne 087 237 9632. Please confirm times with leader or website prior to each walk

Boyle will be brought back to the Golden Age of Ireland’s iconic Dance Hall/Showband Era of the 1950’s and 60’s on Saturday, September 24th, when this magical era will be lovingly recreated for one night only. Music on the night will be performed by The Keith McDonald Showband. Tickets are available through Úna Bhán Tourism located in the Grounds of King House. For further information please feel free to call Úna Bhán on 071 966 3033 or email

New Roscommon Writing Award
First Prize €500: The NEW ROSCOMMON WRITING AWARD 2016 is organised as part of the county’s literature development programme. It is funded by Roscommon County Council and The Arts Council, and supported by the Roscommon Herald and by Shannonside FM. The winner will receive a monetary prize of €500 and will have their winning entry printed in the Roscommon Herald. It will also be broadcast on Shannonside FM. (Four runners-up will receive €50 each). Closing date for entries is 30 November 2016Boyle Traditional Singers Circle.  Traditional unaccompanied singing, in English and Irish takes place in Dodd’s Crescent Bar (back room), The Crescent, Boyle the third Saturday of every month, all year around, 9.30pm onwards. All singers and listeners welcome.

The King Cup was held on Sunday 11th September. In first place was Paul Connolly (19) with 43pts, in second was Tommy King (23) with 42pts, the gross was won by Gary Carty (5) with 32 gross points, and in third was Eamon Perry (21) with 41pts points.
 Friday evening 9th September saw the scramble won by Gary Carty, Michael Reid and Tommy King with 3 under par. Joyce Boles’ Lady President’s Prize was held on Sunday 28th August. The results of the competition were as follows: 1st Tish Perry; 2nd Peggy Feely; Gross Liz Dwyer; 3rd Mary O’Hara; Cat 0-19 Moira Egan; Cat 20-29 Claire Cryan; Cat 30-36 Marie Hanmore-Cawley; Past President Carmel McGarry; Best 36 Handicap Paula Cull; Front 9 Susan O’Mahoney; Back 9 Sandra McCrann. The Lady President’s Prize to men was also held on Sunday 28th August. The winner was Michael Reid (15) with 39pts, in second was Cillian Doyle (14) with 38pts, the gross prize went to Sean Heslin (9) with 77, and third was Jim Moonney (10) with 37pts.An outing has been arranged to New Forest Golf Club on Saturday 24th September. The cost is €40 for a round of golf and dinner please put your name on the sheet provided on the noticeboard if you wish to go. A fifth place finish in the King Cup for Seamus Gallagher was sufficient for him to secure the title for 2016 with one event yet to be played. This caps off a great golfing year for Seamus having won the club match play title – The King Harmon Cup and the first major of the year – The Committee Cup. These results along with other notable performances have ensured that Seamus takes the accolade for this year. Well done Seamus!

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 087 929 2627  Email:  All calls, texts and help provided are CONFIDENTIAL.

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.

David Gunning and are now offering bike hire and guided tours of the town and region and are available now from the Grounds of King House. To book, call 086858 6225 or email Advance booking is required for guided tours.

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.

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