Thursday, August 3, 2017

Update 2nd August


The Paddy Sharkey Perpetual Memorial Lough Gara Cup Open Pike Competition will be held on Sunday 13th August on Lough Gara. Fishing from 11am until 6pm with check in and entries taken at Templeronan Pier. Presentation will take place in the Moylurg Inn, Boyle at 8.30. For further information contact Jane Suffin on 086 830 1261

the Annual 10km walk, run or jog will be taking place on Sunday 13th August at 6pm. Registration is behind the Cross Bar, Ballinameen from  5pm until 5.30.

New road side signs for Boyle
Boyle will soon get a number of new signs to indicate that the town is the overall winner of the “National Enterprising Town Award”. The signs will soon be erected under the existing green “Welcome to Boyle” signs on approaches to the town. In addition, new and larger “Welcome to Boyle” signs will also be erected in Greatmeadow and on the Mockmoyne approach roads. The signs will be erected by Roscommon Co Co later during August.

First Aid refresher course in Boyle
An emergency/occupational first aid Refresher Course incorporating CPR will take place at Boyle Family Resource Centre on Tuesday 15th August 9.30am-5pm. Course Content:
To provide each participant with the necessary skills to give immediate treatment to an adult who has been injured or taken ill suddenly, prior to the arrival of the medical services. To provide treatment where no further medical (Doctor) treatment is required. To preserve life, Prevent Further Injury & Promote Recovery. Trainer is James McLoughlin from Absolute Safety. On successful completion of courses, each participant will receive a Certificate issued by Absolute Safety. Booking essential through the Boyle Family Resource Centre on 071 966 3000.

Autism & ADHD Summer Camps in Boyle
Summer camps are aimed at inclusion and equality so are open to both children with Special Needs and siblings. Camps are run over two days the 16th and 17th August10 until 3pm and include all materials, gift at the end and certificate of participation for every child. For further information and to register call 057 874 1470 or email

Self care management course
A Self Care management course for people living with an on-going or long term health condition will be available in Boyle – if there is a demand for such a programme.  It is a 6 week programme for 2.5 hours and will cover topics such as: Getting a Good, Night’s Sleep -
Managing your Medication - Problem Solving - Dealing with Health Care Professionals - Diet & Exercise etc. The programme will be delivered by two facilitators one of whom must be living with a health condition. If you are interested please contact Jackie on 083 8478076 or email or if you would like to meet and discuss the value of such a programme then please let me know and I will come and  do a small presentation/talk to a group or have a one to one phone conversation.

Golf classes in Boyle on Wednesday
A series of golf classes for children aged 7-13 take place each Wednesday from 6pm at Boyle Golf Club with PGA Professional Peter Duignan. The classes are open to members and non-members alike. Peter is a highly experienced coach, having completed his training at the prestigious Portmarnock Golf Club in Dublin before taking up a head professional role at Charlesland in Co Wicklow. Currently based at Co Longford Golf Club, he will be offering tuition to those from Boyle and the wider area. There will be three one hour slots and groups will be limited to 8 participants each so it is advisable to book early to avoid disappointment.
This promotional drive is in association with visits that took place to two local primary schools, Scoil Na nAingeal Naofa and St Joseph’s Boys National School by the club and the Confederation of Golf in Ireland.

Roscommon Learning Links
Elphin Street, Boyle are pleased to offer places on the Major Award Level 5 in Information Processing in September 2017. The Course is a fulltime course that can be achieved over 30 weeks. Age is but a number at Roscommon Learning Links where anyone from 16 upwards to 60 plus is welcome to upskill and get certification in a relaxed Adult Education Training Centre. To Leaving Certificate students who are eagerly awaiting results and unsure about their future, it’s an ideal stop gap to gain additional certification, increase your points and time to reflect on your career path or chosen Course. If you wish to find out more about joining us why not call on 071 9664510 or email An Information session will be held in mid-August but in the meantime you can register you’re expression of interest with us if you wish.

Joint ticketing for Boyle attractions
A joint ticketing initiative is now available in four of the areas top attractions. Visitors to King House, Lough Key Forest Park, Boyle Abbey and Arigna Mining Experience can avail of a discount if they purchase another ticket for any of the other attractions. It is hoped to have Boyle Model Railway added to the ticketing system when it is up and running. 

Courtyard Market
The Market takes place every Saturday in the Grounds of King House, Boyle from 10am until 2pm...If you would like to enjoy the best locally grown fresh and organic produce, then a trip to the Courtyard Market should be on your agenda. There is a wide range of seasonal produce, Vegetarian hot meals to eat here or take home as well as organic fruit and vegetables, homemade jams and marmalade, organic free range eggs, fruit juices, smoothies ice cream milkshakes 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

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.

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