Boyle Community Notes Week beginning 20th December (Week 51)
Christmas Day Swim
Lough Arrow Christmas Day Swim 2016 will take place on 25th December at 1pm. Registration at Flynn’s Pier from 12:30pm. Music, hot drinks and prizes on the day. Proceeds in aid of North West Hospice. Sponsorship cards available from Mary Moran 086 873 3485. All welcome.
Boyle GAA Club Fundraiser
Senior Team Fundraiser Over 30s versus the Under 30s in aid of Brothers of Charity will be taking place on Monday 26th December at 12pm in the Abbey Park Boyle
Fun Run/Walk in aid of children with Autism
The 3rd Annual 5k Fun Run/Walk in aid of children with Autism in Lough Key Forest Park on Tuesday 27th December at 2pm until 3pm. Rapid Prompting Method Ireland Ltd. is a charity which is supporting Education and Communication to those living with Autism. Registration from 1.30pm €10 for Adults, €5 for Children, €20 per Family. For more information please contact Majella on 086 812 3594
St. Stephen’s Day Treasure Hunt
The annual St Stephen’s Day Treasure Hunt in aid of Mayo/Roscommon Hospice will take place at 2.30pm in Lough Key Forest & Activity Park. Answers to be handed in afterwards to the quiz masters who are the Conneely’s, at Clarkes’s Bar, St Patrick’s Street, Boyle, where the results will be announced.
Curlew Walkers Club
The next meeting of the Curlew Walkers club will be taking place on Tuesday 28th December, meeting on the Crescent, Boyle at 12.00. This will be a Flat/Grade C at Lough Meelagh. Your leader for the day will be Tom Browne 087 2379 632. Please confirm times with leader or website prior to each walk www.walkingboyle.com.
Congratulations to Boyle Town Team on winning the Bank of Ireland Enterprise Town Award for County Roscommon and also named the overall winner of the Bank of Ireland National Enterprising Town Competition.
BOYLE GOLF Club Results
The Christmas bonanza was held on Sunday 11th December with a large number of members participating. Forty points was the mark required for the gents to feature in the top three. First prize went to Paul Connolly (18) 40pts, on a countback from John McGuinn (9) 40pts & Lionel Lynn (20) 40pts. The gross prize went to Lorcan Egan. In the ladies section, first place went to Sandra McCrann, in second was Regina McLoughlin & in third was Mary O'Hara. The club's monthly draws also took place on Sunday for October-December. The winners were John & Claire Cryan, Seamus & Marie Gallagher & Denis & Mary O'Donnell. The runners up were Liam Mullaney, Denis & Mary O'Donnell (again!), Michael Gilmartin, Padraig O'Connell, Gerry Carty & Jonathan Egan. Thanks to all who entered these draws.
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, 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.
The boys at St.Joseph’s B.N.S. are once again supporting the local branch of St. Vincent de Paul. We are collecting non-perishable food for Christmas Hampers. We 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.
BOYLE Garda station
Increased opening hours at Boyle Garda Station are as follows: Monday to Saturday (Inclusive) 9am until 1pm and 7pm until 10pm, Sunday 11am until 1pm. On occasion it may be necessary for the Garda working at the station having to respond to call or incident of an urgent nature. If this arises, they will have to temporarily close the station in order to respond to the incident. In addition to providing increased opening hours this will provide greater uniformity and consistency for the public. Gardai wish to thank the people of Boyle and the surrounding area for their continued support. Gardai can still be contacted on a 24hr bases on the existing telephone number 071 9664 620.
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!
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.