Boyle Community Notes Week beginning 13th December (Week 50)
Our very own home grown flower arranger Angela East will be showing us how to make a lovely arrangement at Tawnytaskin Hall on Wednesday 14th December from 6pm until 8pm this is a night not to be missed. For further information please contact Ann on 086 8130.
Final 1916 Celebration
County Roscommon’s final celebration to mark the 100th year anniversary of the 1916 Rising will be taking place in King House, Boyle on Wednesday 14th December
Well known writers from Roscommon, Longford and Mayo will be reading from their collection of stories and poems reflecting on 1916. Tickets €5.00 (Part of Proceeds to be donated to Barnardos Children's Charity) Refreshments provided. For more information contact King House on www.kinghouse.ie
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 run up until Friday 17th December.
Boyle Lights Crew
Great momentum in Boyle and congratulation to the Boyle Town Team on being awarded Ireland’s Most Enterprising Town. The Boyle lights crew are selling lines on Saturday 17th at various locations in Boyle. We appeal to you or any of your employees to spare one hour to man a table and help raise funds to ensure our lights are the brightest over the Christmas Season, and we take pride in being awarded Boyle’s most Enterprising town. Please call Stephen asap on 086 8360666 or Siobhan 087 6817678.
Canicross Championships in Boyle
The second race of the Canicross Ireland National and Provincial Championships 2016/2017 will take place this year in Lough Key Forest Park on Sunday the 18th December. Canicross is the sport of running off-road with your dog. The human participant wears a waist belt which attaches via a 2-metre bungee line to a padded dog harness. As the Lough Key event is taking place the week before Christmas, the organisers have decided it will be a Santa Run. Spot prizes will be given for best dressed!
Remember, you have to dress up for the event, preferably as Santa as it is a Santa Run!
Dogs can be dressed up so long as they’re comfortable with what they’re wearing and they will not be allowed to wear their outfit when competing!
Curlew Walkers Club
The next meeting of the Curlew Walkers club will be taking place on Tuesday 28th 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.
BOYLE GOLF Club Results
The final turkey voucher of the year took place on Sunday 4th December with the standard of scoring remaining high. In first place was Club Captain Gerry O’Hara (20) with 24pts, in second was Liam Whyte (13) 23pts, while Paul Connolly (18) took third on a countback with 22pts. Last week’s Winter Open competition was won by Liam Mullaney (15) with 22pts.
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.
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.