Friday, March 8, 2019

Update 8th March

The St. Patrick's day parade will take place on Sunday the 17th of March at 3.30pm. The committee is appealing for local businesses to enter a float and provide sponsorship to contribute to the cost of running the parade. If you would like to donate please contact a member of the committee, Derek Dooley, Martin Downes, Lorcan Egan, B. Kelly, A. Kohler, Joe Ryan, Dorothy Shannon, Barry Simon, Keith Suffin.

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.

The next meeting of the Curlew Walkers will take place on Sunday 24th March. Meeting on The Crescent, Boyle at 10am. This will be a Flat/Climb Grade B from Blacklion to Shannon Pot. Your leader for the day will be Eugene Griffin 086 256 0400. Please confirm with leader or website prior to each walk on

40 years of original hits by the famous Bagatelle will be taking place in Teach Murray on Friday 15th March. Tickets available in Una Bhan Tourism in the grounds of King House, Boyle. For further information, call 071 966 3033.

Boyle GAA to host ‘I’m a Celebrity’ Excitement is building ahead of next year’s Boyle GAA organised ‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here’ fundraiser. The event will take place on Saturday March 16th in St. Joseph’s Hall. 24 contestants will battle it out to see who is the ‘King or Queen of the Jungle’. The main sponsor of the night is LandEscape Pty Ltd, the Australian company run by Boyle man Padraig Sweeney. Based on the popular TV show, this event is unlike anything you have seen before! Contestants are fully dressed in their campsite costumes and compete alongside live snakes, reptiles and spiders surrounded by a jungle background.

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.

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, personalised 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

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.

Are you a Local Craft Entrepreneur? Would you like your work showcased at Roscommon Lamb Festival Friday 5th –Sunday 7th May? If yes, Local Enterprise Roscommon wish to invite Roscommon based Craft Entrepreneurs to participate in a high profile showcase event that will give you the opportunity to exhibit and sell your work to the public. Places are limited and on a first come, first served basis, applications via EXPRESSION OF INTEREST forms must be submitted no later than March 22nd. To apply contact Jeremy Cullen on 090 662 6263 or email

Knockvicar Organic Garden are offering an Apple Tree Grafting workshop on Saturday 16th March between 10am-2pm. Learn about orchard establishment and management while grafting two traditional apple varieties for your own garden. Limited to maximum six participants. For more details, contact Knockvicar Organic Centre on 071 966 7985

Boyle Holiday Group are planning a trip to Waterford this June. The group will visit Dungarvan, Waterford City and other places of interest in the South east Coast. The trip will take place from Monday 6th May to Friday 10th 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 Family Resource Centre are running a Basic First Aid Course in conjunction with Absolute Safety, on Friday 22nd March, time 9.30am – 5pm. Booking essential, to book or for more details contact Family Resource Centre on 071 966 3000 or email

Roscommon Leader Partnership are offering an introduction to biodiversity training. The course is free and is open to all community and voluntary organisations across Co. Roscommon (e.g. Tidy Towns, Cemetery Committees, Conservation Groups, Environmental Groups, Town Teams, Residents Associations). There will be information about biodiversity, flora and fauna of the area. It will provide skills in habitat conservation and protection. Training will be held in a number of venues across the county, to be identified after the participating groups are selected. Please contact Nollaig Feeney for an application form. Completed application forms must be returned by post/hand to Roscommon LEADER Partnership, Roscommon West Business Park, Golf Links Road, Roscommon Town, Co. Roscommon, F42 TD98 or by email to by 5.00pm on Tuesday, 19th March 2019.

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