Boyle Community Notes Week Beginning 12th August (Week 32)
FREE COMPUTER TRAINING
Úna Bhán Tourism are delighted to be offering free computer training courses again. 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 Agfood.ie, 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 contact Nigel on 071 966 3033 for more details or to book your place.
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, 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
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 071 966 3033. We also offer office services such as Photocopying, Scanning, Laminating, Typing, Faxing, Binding and Printing.
Volunteers required to work afternoons in Western Alzheimer’s Charity Shop, Boyle. For further information, contact Fiona on 087 687 3283.
BOYLE MEN'S SHED
The Crescent, Boyle, Co. Roscommon Tony Byrne 086 232 4020 firstname.lastname@example.org
Boyle Men’s Shed has reopened for the following days, Monday Wednesday and Friday from 11 am to 4pm. Call in and see what we do - have a coffee and a snack. If you have grass that needs cutting, gates that need to be put up again or small tasks needing attention we are more than happy to help.
KNOCKVICAR ORGANIC GARDEN
There is a free guided tour of the gardens on Saturdays and bank holidays at 3pm. The last Saturday of each month there is a bring and bake using the wood fired oven from 11am-2pm.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS
Every Thursday at midday in St. Joseph's Hall. Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. Their stated purpose is to enable “members to stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety." It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, and apolitical.
CALLING ALL CRAFTERS
Boyle Craft Shop is seeking talented and unique Irish and Local crafters. Are you a small scale producer seeking new opportunities to sell and promote your products? Boyle Craft Shop is the proud home of local and exclusive crafts in the Boyle Region. We are always looking to promote new and established local talent. If you wish to display and sell your crafts though our shop, please contact Anna by emailing email@example.com or call us on 071 966 3033.
BOYLE PRIDE OF PLACE 2019
Judging will take place on Tuesday August 13th commencing at 2.45pm. Community groups and organisations will soon be contacted to forward a brief outline of their group, how they participate with the community and to include a photograph. It is also important that groups and organisations make representatives available for judging day and to this effect, please keep free Tuesday afternoon August 13th.
Donie is stepping aside this year and so the Club is seeking a new manager for the team. If interested, please contact our Chairperson at 086 122 9421 to discuss. Boyle GAA Club is delighted to announce that this year’s Social Initiative Trip will be to the National Ploughing Championships. This year it is taking place in Carlow and the Club will travel down on Wednesday, September 18 in the Club Rossie Bus! Previous social trips to Belfast and Dublin were enjoyable and well received - the ploughing has been chosen this year due to popular demand. We anticipate that places will fill up quickly and encourage those interested in travelling to contact either Martin Dolan on 086 241 3529 or Barry Lowe on 086 8545492 for further details and to book places. Please note that this is an open trip for anyone who wishes to attend the ploughing championships.
A number of host families for Spanish language students are sought in Boyle this September and October. Midland Language Centre is seeking families to host the teenagers (aged 12-15) from September 3rd to October 30th. The students will be attending classes in Abbey Community College during this time. It is preferable if the host families have children of a similar age. Host families will be paid €1480. If you are interested in hosting one of these students, please call MLC ASAP on 043 334 6832.
BOYLE BASKETBALL CLUB
Our snr men’s team are now back on a Friday night. They train at 8pm and are always looking for new members so if you want to get involved come along and see what it’s all about.
SIARSCÉAL FESTIVAL11-12 October, Roscommon Town. Literary festival inspired by the culture and heritage of County Roscommon, in the heart of Ireland. Roscommon County Library HQ in Roscommon Town. Contact Us: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.SiarSceal.com
Briefing session on behalf of the Department of Business Enterprise and Innovation by Enterprise Ireland. ‘The regional enterprise development fund and the regional technology clustering fund’ will take place in the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone on Wednesday August 14th from 12 to 13.30. There will be a light lunch provided. Please RSVP to email@example.com
CLARKE'S BAR & RESTAURANT
Opening Hours: Wednesday 7th, Thursday 8th, Friday 9th and Saturday 10th August Lunch from 12.30. Open Daily for evening Meals from 4pm. Evening Meals from 5pm, Sunday 11th August Boyle Summer Show. Call Clarke’s on 071 966 2064 to book your table.
APRES BOAT RALLY 2019
As reported by RealBoyle.com ‘Well done to the great people who spent time at Boyle Harbour over the August Bank Holiday, they left the area spotless and totally litter-free.’