Friday, September 30, 2016

Update 30th September

This new group brings together the dazzling talents of three of the country's finest traditional musicians; button accordion master Máirtín O'Connor, fiddle player Zoë Conway and guitar and bouzouki player Donal Lunny.  Don't miss this illustrious trio in what promises to be an atmospheric and unforgettable tour, drawing on an eclectic mix of the old and new where traditional tunes and songs meet each of their diverse influences and unique compositional voices. The Church of Ireland, Boyle. on Thursday 6th   October at 8.30pm. Tickets are available through Una Bhan Tourism, Grounds of King House 071 9663 033.

The next meeting of the Curlew Walkers club will take place on Sunday 9th October. Meeting on the Crescent, Boyle at 9am and will be a climb grade B Cuilcagh – from Florence Court. Your leader on the day will be Eugene Griffin 086 2560400. Please confirm times with leader or website prior to each walk

“Preparation for ECDL without Exam pressure” commences on Monday 10th October at Roscommon Learning Links, Boyle. This course runs for two evenings per week Mondays and Wednesdays (30 hrs) in total. It is suited for those who have some
experience of computers. The course content will include Windows, Word Processing, Spreadsheets and Databases, with exposure to tests similar to those encountered in ECDL. It is an ideal preparation for the certified ECDL course. Free to Social Welfare & CE Clients. For further details contact Roscommon Learning Links 0719664510

Tawnytaskin will be the venue for a Fashion Show which will take place on Wednesday 19th October. Fashion by Magees, makeover and upstyling by Hair & More and makeup & nails by Patricia real Beauty Therapy and Make up Artistry. For further information contact Ann on 086 813 0005.

GRETB Adult Education Centre is offering the following Courses: Beginner Computers: Introduction to Basic Computers, Internet and E-mail. Computer Literacy (Level 3): Skills for Work Basic computer course. Requirement – participants must be in full or part time employment/farming to attend this particular course. For further information contact Jean Feeney Tel: 0894814160 email: GRETB Adult Education Centre, Old Vocational School, Marian Road, Boyle Co. Roscommon Registration for part-time courses, Tuesday 4th October 2016, 10.30am-1.30pm.

Eight towns and villages across Co Roscommon are being recommended for funding under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme. The €10 million euro fund was announced in August of this year to help support the regeneration of rural towns and villages across the country. Each county will get approximately €380,000. The areas involved include the six towns where the Town Team Initiative is already underway, in Boyle, Castlerea, Strokestown, Ballaghadereen, Roscommon and Monksland. Keadue and Cootehall are the two smaller areas being put forward for funding by the council.

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:  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 071 966 3033.

This a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:30am in Lough Key Forest Park, Boyle, Co. Roscommon. It is not a race against other runners, but a 5k timed run and it can really be whatever you want it to be, whether that's for fun or as part of a training plan. It offers an opportunity for all the local community, male or female, young or old, to come together on a regular basis to enjoy this beautiful park and get physically active into the bargain. We want to encourage people to jog or run together irrespective of their ability – this event is truly open to all and best of all it really is FREE! Taking part is easy – just register before your first ever parkrun. The great thing is that you only ever need to do this once! Then just set your alarm for Saturday morning and get yourself there! Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Lakeside Café - please come and join us! Maybe swap stories about your run that day, chat to other runners over a cup of tea or coffee and just be an important part of this new running community. So whether you are a complete novice looking to get yourself started on your own "running journey" or a seasoned athlete wanting to use this as a part of your training schedule, you’re welcome to come along and join us.
The Folkgroup urgently require musicians to join with them – all musical instruments are acceptable. Please contact Breege on 071 966 3224 or 086 392 5047.

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.

We are adding 3 new class slots to our current timetable with our new 'SCHOOL RUN' classes. These are perfect for parents who struggle to find time to fit in some time to get out and get some well needed exercise. The sole focus on getting you moving, using body weight, some resistance and cardio exercises and making sure your working hard but having fun. Classes are easy to follow and you do not need any high level of fitness as we scaled accordingly for all levels. Class times 9.45am Monday , Wednesday and Friday Just jump on the trail to secure your spot

The rescheduled Boyle Motor Works Cup took place last Sunday 25th September. The winners came from the final group of the day, with Brendan Gaffney & Susan O’Mahoney’s score of 62.5 pipping the pairing of Ross Andrew and Marie Hanmore-Cawley by half a shot. In third place was the combination of Patrick Egan and Claire Cryan with 66. The top three players all recorded the same score of 32pts, with Paul Connolly emerging the winner on a countback. Vincent Egan and Ross Andrew took second and third prizes respectively while the ladies prize was won by Liz Dwyer. Thanks to Michael Rush for arranging the outing. Last week’s weekly 9 hole stableford was won by Michael Rush with 22pts. In second place was Terry Canning with 21pts.
Presentations were made in the evening to prize-winners of a number of different competitions. In addition to those competitions detailed above, prizes were awarded for the Golfer of the Year and the King Harmon Cup. Similar to Mc Ilroy picking up two trophies in Atlanta at the weekend, it was experienced golfer Seamus Gallagher  who was the recipient of these two pieces of silverware at Knockadoobrusna on Sunday evening! Both accolades recognise consistent quality play over the course of the season. The runner up in the King Harmon matchplay was Seamus’ club foursomes partner Jonathan Egan. In the race for Golfer of the Year, Seamus held off the challenge of former title holder Gary Carty, and that of Sean Heslin, who finished in second and third place. Congratulations to Seamus on a very successful golfing year.

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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