Boyle Community Notes Week beginning 22nd November (Week 47)
On Wednesday November 23rd Úna Bhán Tourism will hold a Fun Table Quiz Night in Clarke's Bar, Boyle, at 9pm (sharp)! Úna Bhán Tourism provides on-going support to tourism businesses through marketing and promotion and welcomes you to come along, have fun and support the night with your own team Úna Bhán Tourism Cooperative is supported by the Department of Social Protection and Pobal through the Community Services Programme and mainly involved in the development and marketing of community based rural tourism in County Roscommon. Core projects include: Tourist Information Office Accommodation Booking Service Traditional Craft Shop showcasing locally produced crafts The Courtyard Market An extensive range of Office Services Website and Social Media Management Rural Tourism Development, Promotion and Marketing Festival and Event Management Tourism Supports, Trade Shows and Networking Meals On Wheels (over 65 meals weekly) We will be delighted if you can put a team of four together and battle yourselves against the other local tourism product in the area We look forward to meeting ye al on the night. If you have any queries regarding the night please feel free to contact us on 071 9663 033
Bernadine Casserly In Concert
Bernadine Casserly, a native of Frenchpark and singer with De Dannan, will perform in concert at King House on Saturday 26th November at 8pm sharp. Tickets are available at Una Bhan Tourism Co-operative. Pop in store to book your tickets or give us a call on 071 966 3033.
Advent Retreat in Galilee Community on Saturday November 26th. The presenter will be Fr. Jim Noonan ODC. The theme will be “Mary model for Advent, Woman of courage, tenderness and Pathfinder.” Day will begin at 10:30 am and conclude with Mass at 4pm. A light lunch of soup and brown bread will be served.
Curlew Walkers Club
The next meeting of the Curlew Walkers club will take place on Sunday 27th November and will meet on the Crescent Boyle at 10 am. This will be a Climb Grade B at Moytura. 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.
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 on Saturday December 3rd in St.Joseph’s Hall, Boyle. 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’. Donations will be made from the proceeds of the night to The Tommy Simon Fund and Úna Bhán Tourism. As a sign of the significance of this event the Irish Traditional Music Archive of Ireland will be present to record this historic night. This concert will be a historic and unique event, the first such official occasion where this rich array of performers will be brought together in one place and for one night only. Performers include a mix of the counties internationally recognised musicians Cathy Jordan of Dervis fame, Alan Kelly and John Carty, as well as national treasures such as Paddy Ryan, John Wynne, Patsy Hanly, Tommy Guihan, John Carlos, Francis Gaffney, The Moylurg Ceili Band, The South Roscommon Singers and many more.
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.
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.
Senator Frank Feighan has confirmed that the N61 stretch of road near Boyle currently subject to major safety works will reopen to the public on Monday December 12th. “The reopening of the road to the public on December 12th will bring to an end the diversion currently in place and of course that will mean very good news for many affected motorists.
Boyle Christmas lights
With a little over six weeks until Christmas and four weeks until the annual Boyle Christmas Fair, thoughts turn to the erection of the town’s Christmas lights. Following a meeting on Wednesday night it was agreed to have the lights erected over three evenings next week – Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Meeting on the Crescent, work will commence from 7pm until 11pm. If you can assist on any of the three nights, please contact Stephen Bohan on 071 96 62552. The more people that help out – the easier the workload.
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.
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!
BOYLE GOLF Club Results
Sunday 13th November saw the second 8 hole turkey voucher competition which took place with the standard of scoring being exceptionally high. In first place was Paul Connolly with 22pts whose card featured birdies on the index one second hole and also on the ninth. In second was Jim Dwyer with 21pts - an impressive score which normally would be enough for top spot while in third was Liam Whyte who had the best of the 20 points to beat two other players on the same score. The weekly winter open competition was won by Michael Rush with 19pts. The AGM of the parent club of Boyle Golf Club took place in the clubhouse last also on Sunday 13th November. At the meeting, the Captain for 2016 Ross Andrew vacated the seat as chairperson and was filled by his successor Gerry O'Hara. The club wishes to thank Ross for serving as Captain over the past year with distinction and wishes Gerry the best of luck and success in the role for the upcoming year. The meeting also saw the stepping down of club treasurer Michael Gilmartin who served in this position for the past five years. The club is indebted to him for his great work to ensure the club's finances are in a healthy position and we wish to express sincere gratitude to Michael for this.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.