Friday, March 22, 2019

Update 22nd March

Attention Farming Community 

Úna Bhán Tourism are delighted to be offering free computer training courses again, starting in March. This unique opportunity to develop digital skills and learn basic functions is for beginners or those eager to improve in a fun and easy way. The course includes how to set up an email account, send and receive emails / how to search the internet in a safe and secure way / Complete vehicle taxation online instead of paper form & how to set up and use online banking. More importantly for the farming community the training will teach how to register your farm on, which allows you to Record the Birth of a Calf; Complete and Print Farm-to-Farm Movements & Print your Herd Profile for your Farm Accountant. Courses are limited to 10 people at a time and will be held in Boyle Library. The training programme is funded through the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE) Please call Nigel on 071 966 3033 for more details or to register.
Boyle And District Angling Club
The Paddy Sharkey Perpetual Memorial Lough Gara Cup will take place on Sunday 31st March with fishing commencing at 11am until 5pm. Check in entries will be taken at Templeronan Pier. Presentation on the shore. For information contact Jane Suffin on 086 830 1261. Please support the strict catch and release policy on Pike Angling.
Boyle Courtyard Market
The all-weather Courtyard 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, 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
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 Photocopying, Scanning, Laminating, Typing, Faxing, Binding and Printing.
Boyle Holiday Group Waterford Trip
Boyle Holiday Group are planning a trip to Waterford this May. The group will visit Dungarvan, Waterford City and other places of interest in the South east Coast. The trip will take place from Monday 10th May to Friday 14th May. The group will be staying at the Park Hotel, Dungarvan. Anyone interested in travelling with the group is asked to contact Mary Regan on 086 129 8355 or 071 966 3544.

Boyle Breastfeeding Support Group

Friday March 29th at 10am in Boyle Family Resource Centre. Cost: €2 or donation A space where you and your baby will receive lots of support, a warm welcome & cuppa! Older siblings are very welcome to come along as are expectant mothers.

Family Support Drop In Clinic

A drop in confidential space for parents and families to call in and receive support and a listening ear about issues and concerns about you and/or your children. Wednesday mornings during primary school term 9.30am-12pm. An interagency project together with Boyle FRC, Foroige & Tusla. Boyle Family Resource Centre 0719663000.

Boyle Tennis Club AGM
The AGM of Boyle Community Tennis Club will take place on March 25th at 7.30 pm. This meeting will take place in the pavilion. All are welcome.
FCA Association Annual Tour
19th. Inf. Bn. FCA Association Annual Tour this year on Wednesday - 26th. June. Further details and brochure in next few weeks. Seats limited to 57, so get your places booked ASAP. Contact Francie Geelan (087) 223 4477
Boyle Athletic Club Fit For Life
The Fit for Life group meet on a Tuesday and Thursday night at 7:30pm. The group that started after Christmas ran their first full 5k last week. There will be another couch to 5k starting over the coming weeks in which a group of complete beginners will start from scratch. Keep up to date on the Boyle Athletic Club Facebook page.
Employer Information Session
An employer information session to provide up to date information for employers on free recruitment service incentives, grants for employers and supports in the workplace will be held in the Spool Factory, Patrick Street, Boyle on Tuesday the 26th of March from 11am to 12 noon. This session will be delivered by the department of employment affairs and social protection staff. Please contact for more information.
Lough Key Forest Park in Awards Final
Boyle’s Lough Key Forest and Activity Park has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Irish Hospitality Awards 2019. It comes less than seven weeks after the facility won ‘Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands Best Tourism Experience’ at the Irish Tourism Industry Awards. The Forest and Activity Park has been shortlisted in the ‘Tourist Attraction of the Year’ section and will have strong competition from the other finalists – The Irish Rock ‘n’ Roll Museum Experience, Malahide Castle and Gardens, The National Wax Museum Plus, Irish Museum of Modern Art, The Jeanie Johnston, Brú na Bóinne, Glenveagh National Park, Natural History Museum and Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. The Arigna Mining Experience is also a finalist in the ‘Best Day Out’ section of the awards. The Irish Hospitality Awards celebrate those who provide residents and visitors with great experience and enhance the hospitality industry in Ireland. The ceremony will be held at The Crowne Plaza Dublin Airport, on Monday, March 25, where top contenders will gather together to find out the lucky winners.

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