Friday, October 23, 2015

Update 23rd October

Boyle Community Notes Week beginning 27th October (Week 43)

Places will be available over the coming weeks to join Full-Time IT certification programmes at Level 4 and Level 5. These Courses are available to anyone who is currently unemployed and wishing to upskill with Certification to allow progression to employment/further Education. For further detail, call in to Roscommon Learning Links, (next door to Trojan) any morning to discuss with Siobhan /Martina or call 071 966 4510; email:

Lough SpooKey Halloween Events will be taking place from 25th October with lots of spooky happenings including Balloon Modelling, Pumpkin Carving, Story Telling, Halloween Craft and Baking, Witch and Monster Treasure Hunt.

Wednesday October 28th will see a one day course on Human Resource Management at Boyle Enterprise Centre. The course is geared towards Owners/Managers and covers key employment areas including Statutory Responsibilities, Employment Legislation, Contracts, Performance Management, Job Descriptions & Grievance/Disciplinary procedures. Course times are 9am until 4.30pm. To book places or for more information please email or call 071 967 3440. The course is organised by Role Skillnet who provide funding and support for training. Role Skillnet are based at Boyle Enterprise Centre.

President Mary McAleese has donated more than 60 gifts to the State she received during her 14 years in office and has been launched in King House and will prove to be a major visitor attraction.  Many of those items were presented by Heads of State from around the world, including Barack Obama and Yasser Arafat. To have some of these presentations now on permanent display at King House in Boyle will certainly prove to be a major attraction for visitors at home and abroad. King House will be open Monday to Friday from 11an until 4pm up until Friday 30th October. Undoubtedly, the collection will enhance the visitor experience at King House.

Tickets are now on sale for the Boyle Celtic Fuel Draw which will take place in Dodd’s Crescent Bar on Saturday 31st October. Tickets are available from players, committee members and retail outlets in the area. Great prizes to be won.

Supper Club at Ardcarne Garden Centre, Boyle will take place on Friday 30th October at 7.30pm until 10.30 pm. Starter will be Tapas, Dessert followed by Tea or Coffee, BYOB. Book now on 071 966 7187 as there is limited places.

On Friday 6th November at 5am until 8pm why not come along to The Grand Opening of the Christmas Shops at Ardcarne Garden Centres, Boyle & Roscommon Town, with celebrations continuing all weekend. This eagerly awaited event is a great family occasion every year combining hospitality and entertainment with a sense of community. Enjoy a complementary glass of mulled wine and mince pies while soaking up the magical Christmas atmosphere and help support your local Roscommon/Mayo Hospice. Free Live Musical Entertainment Friday from 5pm - 7.30pm (Boyle & Roscommon Town) and 2pm – 4.30pm Saturday and Sunday (Boyle). The Ardcarne Garden Café will also be offering a ‘Supper Special’ of Beef Stew or Curry, Dessert and Tea, for only €10 on Friday evening 6th November 5-8pm (Boyle)

Special Needs Parents Association: Information & Support Group Coffee Morning takes place at the Open Table Coffee Shop. Boyle at 10am until 12noon on Tuesday 3rd November. All Parents/Carers are welcome to attend. Middletown Centre for Autism - FREE Parent Only Training Event - Open to all Parents/Carers of children and/or adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders - Autism & Sensory Processing Event will take place In Boyle Town Roscommon, Friday 6th November at 10am-2pm, Venue tbc. Contact SNPA Parent Liaison Marian Frawley on 083 845 6991 or Email: to secure a place. Booking Essential.

At 2pm on Sunday 8th November 2015 in the grounds of King House, the Connaught Rangers Association will be holding their annual Service of Remembrance. This is to remember all Irish victims of conflict worldwide and in particular the men of Boyle who gave their lives in the Great War 1914-1918. 126 men of Boyle were victims in this particular conflict and the centenary of the deaths of 30 of these men falls in 2030. 13 of these men were killed at Gallipoli. As is our custom during these centenary years we will read out the names of these 30 men. Afterwards at about 2.45pm the renowned author Philip Lecane will give a talk on the Gallipoli landings on 25th April 1915. He will be using the diorama produced by Boyle Men’s Shed which has been on show in King House all year as a back cloth to this talk. Philip will be taking extracts from his new book Beneath A Turkish Sun as the basis for his talk. All are invited to either or both of these events.

The Market is open from 10am to 2pm each and every Saturday in the grounds of King House, Boyle, with special offers on some stalls each week. If you would like to enjoy the best locally grown fresh and organic produce, then a trip to Boyle Farmers’ 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 a call Una Bhan Tourism on 071 966 3033.

Well done to Team Heslin who won the winter league with a total score of 346pts. Team Gaffney were 2nd and Team McGuinn were 3rd. Thanks for all who took part and special thanks to Michael Rush for organising. The winning team was Sean Heslin, Michael Reid, Tish Perry, Sandra McCrann, Michael Rush & Ted Hestor. Presentation of prizes takes place next weekend along with the club draw. The weekly nine hole was won by Seamus Gallagher 24pts, 2nd Owen Garvin 23pts, 3rd Charlie O’Donnell

Every Tuesday evening in St. Josephs Hall Boyle at 8.30pm until 10.30pm. €1000 Jackpot to be won every week.

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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