Friday, May 22, 2020

Update 22nd May

BOYLE COMMUNITY NOTES WEEK BEGINNING 25th MAY 2020 (WEEK 22)

 

GETTING READY TO RE-OPEN
A follow on “Getting Ready to Re-Open” Webinar for business in Boyle will take place on Thursday 28th May from 10.00am-12.30pm. The Webinar is organised by Boyle Chamber of Commerce and Boyle Town Team and will give an overview of new requirements to support local businesses to re-open in the coming weeks.
The webinar will be hosted by Optima Training and content will include, Health & Safety, Infection Control, HR Issues, Business Continuity, Available Supports, Data Protection, Employee and Customer Communications and leading in a changed landscape. The aim of the webinar is to support local businesses to make Boyle a safe place for Employees, Customers and Visitors as all we come to terms with trading during the Covid-19 crisis.  Booking for both courses is essential and places can be reserved by e-mailing info@boyleenterprise.com. Training costs are fully covered by Boyle Town Team & Boyle Chamber of Commerce.
CALLING ALL RATEPAYERS
Apply for #Covid19 Business Restart Grant to assist you to re-open your business. If you are a commercially rate-able premises and your business has been affected by #Covid19, you could be eligible for this grant. The Business Restart Grant application is available online by clicking https://roscommon-self.achieveservice.com/ or go to www.roscommoncoco.ie for more information. Register for an online account on ‘My Online Services’ on the Roscommon County Council website and complete the Covid-19 Business Restart Grant Application Form.
ONLINE TASTER CLASSES
Are you interested in learning some new skills? GRETB Training Centre Community Education and Boyle Family Resource Centre are offering 4 free online taster classes starting on May 27th. Week 1 – Introduction to painting & art. Week 2 – Cookery Demo, Healthy Lunch Options. Week 3 – Photography & Video, using your phone. Week 4 – Introduction to Mindset – building self-esteem. Contact Emer on 086-0143942 or commfam@boylefrc.ie for more information or to book your place as places are limited.
FOOD PACKAGES
At Boyle Family Resource Centre we provide Food Packages to families and individuals who need some support. The Food Packages are supported through FEAD, Food Cloud and Donations from members of the public and various businesses. If you are not already on our text alert for food packages and would like to receive a food package please contact the centre on 071-9663000 or info@boylefrc.ie
BOYLE CARES
As part of a new collaborative Community project, An Post have kindly provided Boyle Family Resource Centre with some of their FREE to post in Ireland postcards which we are asking the community of Boyle to send one to a neighbour, old friend, work colleague who you may not have spoken to in awhile, who is cocooning or feeling alone during the current restrictions and let them know you care, our community cares. The postcards are available outside the centre along with some Activity ideas and books. If we are within your 5km please call and collect one.
BABY AND TODDLER VIRTUAL GROUP
Thank you to all the parents and little one's who have been attending our virtual meet up's on Tuesday Mornings. You can join it at anytime and the group is open to all parents and guardians of Babies and Toddlers. This week we shared some at home activities for Toddlers. Check out the photos below of on of younger group members playing with 𝑴𝒐𝒐𝒏 𝑺𝒂𝒏𝒅 they made. Our next meet up is Tuesday May 26th at 11a.m. Contact Emer on 086-0143942 if you would like to join us.
GARDENING / POLYTUNNEL OPPORTUNITY
Covid-19 Restrictions have put a halt to our Plans for our polytunnel for 2020. However we don't want to see the polytunnel go idle. We would like to offer use of the poly-tunnel to a family/individual to grow their own Fruit, vegetables and flowers for the remainder of 2020. If you live within 5km of the centre and would like to take on this opportunity please email expressions of interest to Emer on commfam@boylefrc.ie. The poly-tunnel is overgrown at the minute, so you will need to clear the raised beds before commencing any growing of Flowers/Vegetables/Fruit. Closing date for Expressions of interest - Friday May 29th at 4pm.
BOYLE FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE 
Family Support is still available Monday - Friday 9:00am -1:00pm & 2:00pm - 5:00pm over the phone/video call. If you are seeking support or advice, please give us a call, we would be happy to support you. Just call the centre and someone will get back to you as quick as possible. If you need to phone for support at other times, please call us and we will get back to you. Contact Numbers: Boyle Family Resource Centre: 071 9663000 /Foroige Boyle Youth & Family Support: 086 388 0738 /Tusla Family Support: 087 190 7681 / Boyle Family Resource Centre CLG contact details Telephone: 071 96 63000. website: www.boylefrc.ie. We are also on twitter: www.twitter.com/FLCBoyle.  Email: info@boylefrc.ie – Counselling Service: boylecpc@boylefrc.ie. Charity No: 20153519.  If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please let us know. 
BOOK PROJECT
‘When the World Stopped’ is a joint Community Project between Boyle Family Resource Centre and Una Bhan Tourism Cooperative. At a time when the world stopped (temporarily), we would like the community of Boyle and surrounding areas to take a moment to reflect on what this time has meant to them, the good and the bad. This reflection might be written or drawn but is personal to you. We would invite anyone of any age to participate as we all view this ‘moment in time’ differently. We hope to put these reflections into book form at the end of this pandemic and have a ‘snapshot’ of the impact this historical moment had on our community for future generations to come. Pieces can be sent to Emer at commfam@boylefrc.ie or Anna at shop@unabhan.ie If you have any questions please let us know on 071 966 3000
CREATIVE ACTIVITY FOR CHILDREN
Cruinniú na nÓg takes place on Saturday 13th June. It is Ireland’s national day of creative activity for children and young people – and entire families. So get ready to answer the call, to celebrate your creative talents, and to share them with the nation. It’s a day for doing, making and creating.
Check out the fantastic events organised for you by Roscommon County Council Arts Office, Heritage Office and Library Service, Roscommon Arts Centre, Music Generation Roscommon and Roscommon County Youth Theatre at https://cruinniu.creativeireland.gov.ie/. In order to make the event happen this year, most activities are online and there’s an element of getting out and about too with tutorials to encourage heritage explorations within your own 5km!


 

 


Friday, May 15, 2020

Update 15th May

GETTING READY TO RE-OPEN
A “Getting Ready to Re-Open” Webinar for business in Boyle will take place on Wednesday 20th May from 1.00pm – 2.00pm. The Webinar is organised by Boyle Chamber of Commerce and Boyle Town Team and will give an overview of new requirements to support local businesses to re-open in the coming weeks.
The webinar will be hosted by Optima Training and content will include, Health & Safety, Infection Control, HR Issues, Business Continuity, Available Supports, Data Protection, Employee and Customer Communications and leading in a changed landscape. The aim of the webinar is to support local businesses to make Boyle a safe place for Employees, Customers and Visitors as we all come to terms with trading during the Covid-19 crisis. A follow-up session will take place Thursday 28th May from 10.00am-12.30pm. Booking for both courses is essential and places can be reserved by e-mailing info@boyleenterprise.com. Training costs are fully covered by Boyle Town Team & Boyle Chamber of Commerce.

ONLINE TASTER CLASSES
Are you interested in learning some new skills? GRETB Training Centre Community Education and Boyle Family Resource Centre are offering 4 free online taster classes starting on May 27th. Week 1 – Introduction to painting & art. Week 2 – Cookery Demo, Healthy Lunch Options. Week 3 – Photography & Video, using your phone. Week 4 – Introduction to Mindset – building self-esteem. Contact Emer on 086 014 3942 or commfam@boylefrc.ie for more information or to book your place as places are limited.

FOOD PACKAGES
At Boyle Family Resource Centre we provide Food Packages to families and individuals who need some support. The Food Packages are supported through FEAD, Food Cloud and Donations from members of the public and various businesses. If you are not already on our text alert for food packages and would like to receive a food package please contact the centre on 071-966 3000 or info@boylefrc.ie

BOYLE CARES
As part of a new collaborative Community project, An Post have kindly provided Boyle Family Resource Centre with some of their FREE to post in Ireland postcards which we are asking the community of Boyle to send one to a neighbour, old friend, work colleague who you may not have spoken to in a while, who is cocooning or feeling alone during the current restrictions and let them know you care, our community cares. The postcards are available outside the centre along with some Activity ideas and books. If we are within your 5km please call and collect one.

BOYLE FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE 
Family Support is still available Monday - Friday 9:00am-1:00pm & 2:00pm-5:00pm over the phone/video call. If you are seeking support or advice, please give us a call, we would be happy to support you. Just call the centre and someone will get back to you as quick as possible. If you need to phone for support at other times, please call us and we will get back to you.
Contact Numbers:
*Boyle Family Resource Centre: 071 966 3000
*Foroige Boyle Youth & Family Support: 086 388 0738
*Tusla Family Support: 087 190 7681
Boyle Family Resource Centre CLG contact details Telephone: 0719663000. website: www.boylefrc.ie. We are also on twitter: www.twitter.com/FLCBoyle.  Email: info@boylefrc.ie – Counselling Service: boylecpc@boylefrc.ie. Charity No: 20153519.  If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please let us know.

BOOK PROJECT 
‘When the World Stopped’ is a joint Community Project between Boyle Family Resource Center and Una Bhan Tourism Cooperative. At a time when the world stopped (temporarily), we would like the community of Boyle and surrounding areas to take a moment to reflect on what this time has meant to them, the good and the bad. This reflection might be written or drawn but is personal to you. We would invite anyone of any age to participate as we all view this ‘moment in time’ differently. We hope to put these reflections into book form at the end of this pandemic and have a ‘snapshot’ of the impact this historical moment had on our community for future generations to come. Pieces can be sent to Emer at commfam@boylefrc.ie or Anna at shop@unabhan.ie If you have any questions please let us know on 071 966 3000




Friday, April 17, 2020

Update 17th April

BOYLE COMMUNITY NOTES WEEK BEGINNING 20th APRIL 2020 (WEEK 17)

BOYLE FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE 
Family Support is still available Monday - Friday 9:00am -1:00pm & 2:00pm - 5:00pm over the phone/video call. If you are seeking support or advice, please give us a call, we would be happy to support you. Just call the centre and someone will get back to you as quick as possible. If you need to phone for support at other times, please call us and we will get back to you.
Contact Numbers:
*Boyle Family Resource Centre: 071 9663000
*Foroige Boyle Youth & Family Support: 086 388 0738
*Tusla Family Support: 087 190 7681
Boyle Family Resource Centre CLG contact details Telephone: 0719663000. website: www.boylefrc.ie. We are also on twitter: www.twitter.com/FLCBoyle.  Email: info@boylefrc.ie – Counselling Service: boylecpc@boylefrc.ie. Charity No: 20153519.  If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please let us know.

BABY AND TODDLER GROUP 
While our centre is still not open to the public we wanted to give our mums and dads the opportunity to still have our baby and toddler group, to catch up and have a chat for 2 minutes or 20 minutes. If you would be interested in joining the group, please contact Emer on 086-0143942 or commfam@boylefrc.ie

ONLINE MINDFUL PARENTING COURSE
Starting on Tuesday 21st April. The program will be online via Video sessions & there will be six sessions in total. Parents can use the various techniques in this program to support their child's positive mental health and well-being. Call Karen on 0868384990 or Boyle FRC on 0719663000 to book your place. Sessions will start on Tuesday 21st of April 2020 @ 5:00pm - 5:40pm. This program is Free, a donation can be made to the centre at a later date if you wish.

BOYLE FOOD PARTNERSHIP
Community FEAD and Food Cloud. If you and/or your family need food, we distribute food through these programmes at Boyle Family Resource Centre (FRC).  Please text the word FOOD + your first name to 0860496467 to receive details.

BOOK PROJECT 
‘When the World Stopped’ is a joint Community Project between Boyle Family Resource Center and Una Bhan Tourism Cooperative. At a time when the world stopped (temporarily), we would like the community of Boyle and surrounding areas to take a moment to reflect on what this time has meant to them, the good and the bad. This reflection might be written or drawn but is personal to you. We would invite anyone of any age to participate as we all view this ‘moment in time’ differently. We hope to put these reflections into book form at the end of this pandemic and have a ‘snapshot’ of the impact this historical moment had on our community for future generations to come. Pieces can be sent to Emer at commfam@boylefrc.ie or Anna at shop@unabhan.ie If you have any questions please let us know on 071 966 3000

SPRING INTO STORYTIME
Every year, during the month of April, Roscommon Libraries host a series of ‘Spring into Storytime’ events for local families and schoolchildren to attend. This year, while libraries and schools remain closed, these stories will be delivered online through on library Facebook and Twitter pages. These videos will remain online while library buildings are closed.
This initiative will provide another valuable resource for families alongside the online services already provided by libraries such as eBooks, eAudiobooks, and access to online learning resources on Askaboutireland.ie and Enfo.ie. Irish publishers and the Irish Writers Union have kindly agreed to temporarily waive licence fees for the reading of selected books and the posting or streaming of videos online. Library buildings may be closed, but in partnership with Irish writers and publishers, families in Roscommon are encouraged to celebrate great Irish writing with the library team online instead of in your local branch. Library storytimes are a fun way for children to enjoy stories, especially those who may not have access to books in the home or do not have access to new books at this time. www.facebook.com/RoscommonLibraries

TRAINING WORKSHOPS
Boyle Chamber encourages local Businesses to visit https://www.localenterprise.ie/Roscommon/Training-Events/Online-Bookings/ where a variety of training workshops and mentoring sessions are available over the coming weeks to include:
Actions to protect your Business
Information Seminar on Trading Online Vouchers
Social Media Strategy for Business
Managing Change with Less Stress
Once again we acknowledge the hard work of our frontline businesses which are vital at the moment. We truly appreciate the effort made by everyone including the businesses who had to close, to keep Boyle bright and cheerful this Easter and thank you all for your efforts to lift our spirits, be it with shop window displays, flowers etc.

SLIMMING WORLD
Slimming World group in Boyle is continuing to meet ON-LINE AS OPPOSED TO IN PERSON throughout the Covid -19 crisis. The groups bring people together in the heart of their communities, to support and inspire one another every week. In these anxious times, the community spirit and the genuine care we provide has never been more important. if you have any further questions please do get in touch with Tracy 086 3891600.

DARKNESS INTO LIGHT
New date announced for ‘Darkness into Light’ has been rescheduled to Saturday October 3rd. You can now register at www.darknessintolight.ie. On October 3rd our light will spread across the world so let’s walk together for hope, suicide awareness and suicide prevention. The annual Darkness into Light event was originally planned for May 9th but had to be postponed due to COVID-19.

LOUGH KEY CLASSIC
A new date has also been announced for the Lough Key Classic which was due to take place on May 9th. It is hoped to now hold the highly popular cycling sportive in Boyle on Sunday September 27th.

HOSPICE FUNDRAISER
Roscommon GAA panel fundraiser for Hospice. Forty members of the Roscommon GAA senior panel, management and backroom teams are planning to raise €30,000 for the Mayo Roscommon Hospice through a shave or dye fundraiser with 100% of the money donated goes to the Hospice. More details of the fundraiser to follow in the meantime check out Roscommon GAA Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

BOYLE CAMERA CLUB
Boyle Camera Club are planning to hold virtual meetings during the Covid-19 crisis. They will not be hosting the April meeting in Boyle as normal. However, in the meantime, they hope to continue to deliver meetings ‘virtually’. For April they have prepared a short recorded meeting with some of the usual meeting items such as the announcements, motivation and Photo editing tips. This can be watched at any time. Starting with the May meeting, they plan to host an on-line meeting. This will be a live interactive meeting on Tuesday May 12th, with a normal agenda with a guest speaker on the night. Details of how you can access the online meeting will be circulated well in advance of 
the meeting through the website, Facebook and the Forum.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Update 13th March


BOYLE COMMUNITY NOTES WEEK BEGINNING 16th MARCH 2020 (WEEK 12)

AN EVENING ON BROADWAY
Boyle Musical Society would like to invite all past and present members to a meeting to discuss our upcoming concert “An Evening on Broadway” in Dodds, Crescent Bar on Thurs April 2nd at 8pm. The show will be a compilation of solo and group performances from past shows and those on our wish list which is planned to take place Saturday 20th June. We look forward to presenting our ideas and will welcome any suggestions on the night. We look forward to seeing so many of our past and present members.

FREE EVENTS PROGRAMME
Role Skillnet has launched its Spring Training and Free Events Programme at Boyle Enterprise Centre. Training courses include, Intermediate Excel March 20th, Advanced Excel April 2nd, Intermediate Word March 23rd, Conflict Management April 22nd, Team Leadership QQI level 6, May (5 days). Free events Time Management March 24th and Employment Law Essentials April 1st. For more information or to book places please email info@roleskillnet.com call 071 9673440. Role Skillnet, Training Network. Role Skillnet is based at Boyle Enterprise Centre and provides training support and funding for businesses.

CURLEW WALKERS
The next walk will take place on Sunday 22nd March, meeting on the Crescent, Boyle at 10am. The walk will be on Cuilcaigh, it is a Grade B+ Climb (4 to 6-hour duration, Good level of fitness required). The walk leader is Tom Browne 087 237 9632.

ARCHAEOLOGY CONFERENCE
Archaeology Above & Below, Ireland’s only annual community archaeology conference, is now in its seventh year and will take place in Rathcroghan Visitor Centre, Tulsk on Saturday 28th / Sunday 29th March. The purpose of this conference is to create a forum for discussion between communities and individuals who wish to interpret the story of the landscapes that we inhabit. This is achieved by a series of talks, and workshops detailing the aims, techniques and results of community-led research throughout Ireland and further afield. For the last six years, we have sought to inspire an interest in and love for the disciplines of history and archaeology, a curiosity in the unknown, and a willingness to uncover the gaps that appear in our knowledge of our past. Each year, we provide a different theme from which our speakers approach their talk, so that we are constantly re-evaluating and questioning what we know with fresh ideas and a new perspective. www.rathcroghanconference.com

HERITAGE RESEARCH BURSARY 2020
Roscommon County Council is now inviting applications for the Heritage Research Bursary 2020.  The research topic or site must be located in County Roscommon.  The research project must be at MA, MSc or PhD level in a recognised third level college.  There is one bursary award only. The maximum value of the award is €1,000.00.  Projects must be completed by 31st October 2020.This year applications will only be accepted via My Online Services. Register for online services at www.roscommoncoco.ie The closing date for receipt of completed application and accompanying information is 5.00 pm on Monday, 30th March.  All enquiries to Áine Butler, Heritage Office on (090) 6637271 or e-mail: heritage@roscommoncoco.ie This project is an action of the County Roscommon Heritage Plan 2017-2021.

WHIST DRIVE, BALLINAFAD
Whist Drive, Friday, 13 April 2020 at 8pm in Ballinafad hall.  Prizes and refreshments on the night.  €5 per game. Organised by Aughanagh Parish Council

ATTENTION  CLASS  OF  1978
Class Reunion for students in Scoil Chriost an Rí, Boyle between 1973 to 1978.  The reunion will take place in Boyle on 9th May 2020. It is open to those who were part of the class at any stage over the years 1973 - 1978. Please confirm your availability to attend by emailing schreunion7378@gmail.com RSVP 31 March 2020 


LOUGH KEY CLASSIC

Date for your diary – Sunday 10th May 2020. Building on the great feedback from the 2019 Classic we are pleased to offer the same two routes, 70km and 120km. Weather permitting the King of the Mountains option will be at the end of the second loop. (Please be aware there will be a time cut off for KOTM, after which it will be unavailable). Both the 70km and 120km will be figure of eight loops with tea stop at half way for both. More of the same and a hot meal at the finish line. Start & Finish at the Sports Complex in Boyle. 120km starts at 9am / 70km at 9.30am. 70/120km - €20 for CI licence holders, €25 for non CI

BOYLE FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE
Boyle Family Resource Centre CLG contact details. website: www.boylefrc.ie. We are also on twitter: www.twitter.com/FLCBoyle.  Email: info@boylefrc.ie – Counselling Service: boylecpc@boylefrc.ie Telephone: 0719663000. Charity No: 20153519.  If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please let us know. Booking essential for all groups, courses and workshops.  Our drop-in room is open Monday to Friday from 9am-1pm & 2pm-5pm.  We have Tea/Coffee making facilities, Library, Comfortable Chairs, Computer & Wi-Fi access, information leaflets, a listening ear when needed. 

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT
Bereavement Support – No Group on Tuesday 17th March. Support for those grieving the loss of a loved one. Tuesday’s at 8pm for 6 weeks in Boyle Family Resource Centre. Cost: €3/Donation. Booking essential 0719663000.


WHAT IS COUNSELLING & PSYCHOTHERAPY
Counselling & Psychotherapy is for anybody.  Sometimes life can be difficult for us, it can be unmanageable and challenging. Counselling can be a great support or resource at times of crisis or difficulty in our lives.  It involves meeting with a trained Professional Therapist in a safe confidential setting allowing you to talk about and explore life’s challenges in a non-judgemental space.  Appointments are available Monday to Friday, day and evening. Therapeutic Support for Families, Adolescents, Couples and Individuals. The cost is on a sliding scale and is negotiable. Please contact Marie on 0719663000 or Maura on 0719663841 in Boyle Family Resource Centre. All our programmes and services are confidential and professional.


ROSCOMMON SUICIDE BEREAVEMENT LIAISON SERVICE
Roscommon Suicide Bereavement Liaison Service is a free & confidential service that provides assistance & support to families & individuals grieving the death of a loved one by suicide.  Contact: Tiffany Jennings Walsh, Suicide Bereavement Liaison Officer on 0857407856 or Boyle Family Resource Centre (FRC) on 0719663000. This service is funded by the HSE National Office for Suicide Prevention.

    
BABY AND TODDLER GROUP
Baby & toddler groups can be a great way of meeting other people with children the same age as yours in our community.  It is open to childminders, grandparents and other guardians, babies, waddlers and toddlers are welcome. Every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 10am–12.30pm in Boyle Family Resource Centre (FRC) 0719663000.  Cost: Donation.  Bazz Art: Thursday April 9th and second Thursday of each month 10am-11am sharp.  Cost included in Baby and Toddler Group.


WOMEN’S GROUP
Boyle Family Resource Centre have a women’s group every Monday Morning from 10am to 12pm. Everyone is welcome and a great space to meet new and old friends.


BOYLE FOOD PARTNERSHIP
Community FEAD and Food Cloud. If you and/or your family need food, we distribute food through these programmes at Boyle Family Resource Centre (FRC).  Please text the word FOOD + your first name to 0860496467 to receive details.


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.  


DRUG & ALCOHOL PARENTING MODULE
This module’s aim is to give parents more awareness of the importance of communicating with young people and focus on reducing risk and delaying the onset of substance use.  Monday 23rd March 6.30pm-8.30pm in Boyle Family Resource Centre. To book your place please call 0719663000. 


LGBTI+
A weekly group for young people aged 13-18 years who identify as members of the LGBTI+ community.  Opportunity to try some fun activities, seek advice/support.  Tuesday March 24th from 5.30pm-7pm in Boyle Family Resource Centre.  An interagency project together with Boyle FRC & Foroige.


SPANISH CLASS WITH LAURA
Intermediate Class Thursday’s from 11am-12pm.  Beginners Class Thursday’s from 12pm-1pm in Boyle Family Resource Centre 0719663000.  Cost is €40 for 6 sessions or €10 each session.  Booking essential.


YOGA WITH LIZ DWYER
Wednesday mornings from 11am-12pm in Boyle Family Resource Centre. Cost: €10 per session.


PILATES
Pilates with Oliver Nevin * Limited Availability* Booking Essential. No Pilates on Tuesday 17th March. Advanced Tuesday mornings at 9.30am. Cost: €10 per session.  Beginners Tuesday mornings at 10.30am. Cost: €10 per session. Boyle Family Resource Centre on 0719663000.  


BOYLE BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT
A space where you and your baby will receive lots of support, a warm welcome & a cuppa! Older siblings are very welcome to come along as are expectant mothers.  Friday 27th March from 10am-11.30am in Boyle Family Resource Centre.  Cost: €2 or donation.


WIDOW & WIDOWERS SUPPORT GROUP
Support for those grieving the death of their spouse. Thursday April 9th & every second Thursday of the month from 7:30pm-9pm in Boyle Family Resource Centre 0719663000. Cost: €3/Donation.







Friday, March 6, 2020

Update 6th March


BOYLE COMMUNITY NOTES WEEK BEGINNING 9th MARCH 2020 (WEEK 11)

PAROCHIAL SCHOOL OPEN DAY
Boyle Parochial National School will hold an Open Afternoon from 1.30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Wed March 11th and all are welcome to visit. Boyle Parochial National School is a two classroom school providing all inclusive primary educational opportunities for all children between the ages of 4 and 12.

FÍR NA BUILLE
Are you interested in telling your story? Úna Bhán Tourism is conducting a new project called Fír na Búille, a celebration of the culture and creativity of the men from the community of Boyle. This follows on from our previous successful project and published book ‘Mna na Buille’. We would especially love to hear from men born prior the 1940s, up to 1960 making our age (from 60 years and older). The project will capture their stories and experiences through different times and situations, often funny, often sad, but all amazing. Stories that reflect growing up in the local community, going to school, the chores they had to do, how they socialised, met their partners and how their lives led them through marriage and rearing families and careers. Stories lost if not recorded and passed to future generations reflecting their strength and endurance during different times, bringing rural and urban experiences and bridging different classes together. If you are interested or know someone that will like to be involved in this project, which will result in a book publication ‘Fír na Búille’, please contact Anna in Úna Bhán Tourism on 071 966 3033.


FREE EVENTS PROGRAMME
Role Skillnet has launched its Spring Training and Free Events Programme at Boyle Enterprise Centre. Training courses include, Intermediate Excel March 20th, Advanced Excel April 2nd, Intermediate Word March 23rd, Conflict Management April 22nd, Team Leadership QQI level 6, May (5 days). Free events Time Management March 24th and Employment Law Essentials April 1st. For more information or to book places please email info@roleskillnet.com call 071 9673440. Role Skillnet, Training Network. Role Skillnet is based at Boyle Enterprise Centre and provides training support and funding for businesses.

CURLEW WALKERS
The next walk will take place on Sunday 22nd March, meeting on the Crescent, Boyle at 10am. The walk will be on Cuilcaigh, it is a Grade B+ Climb (4 to 6-hour duration, Good level of fitness required). The walk leader is Tom Browne 087 237 9632.

LECTURE ON FR O’FLANAGAN
A meeting of the Co Roscommon Historical and Archaeological Society will be held on Tues 10th March at 8pm in the Percy French Hotel, Strokestown. Following at 8.30pm a lecture on the life of Fr O'Flanagan will be given by May Moran. 

Fr Michael O'Flanagan(1876-1942) of Cloonfower, Castlerea, a Conradh na Gaeilge member, was an academic and fearless advocate  for his parishioners and his fellow countrymen. He promoted the Irish Cooperative Agricultural Society, Irish lacemaking and embroidery, and was instrument
#tal in the establishment of a convent and cheese-making industry in Loughglynn. A prominent member of Sinn Fein, from 1917 onwards, Fr Flanagan served as curate at Crossna, Roscommon and Cliffoney.. Between 1927 and 1932 he produced editions of the Ordnance Survey Letters, as collected by John O'Donovan for 29 counties. In 1932 he was appointed editor of a series of County Histories, on the Irish Language, including Roscommon in 1938. A political and social activist Fr O'Flanagan led prayers at the first meeting of Dail Eireann in 1919. Mae Moran is a keen researcher of Ireland's struggle for independence.She has contributed to events during the Decade of Centenary Commemorations. May  was a contributor to 'Roscommon, History and Society, Interdisciplinary Essays on the history of an Irish County'. She is author of ' Executed for Ireland, The Patrick Moran Story'. All welcome

FIVE WAYS TO WELL BEING
Boyle Library Thursday March 12th 6.30pm-8pm
Free workshop with Teresa Keane of Mental Health Ireland, exploring how to integrate the Five Ways to Wellbeing into your home or organisation.
To book, please contact Boyle Library 0719662800 or email: boylelibrary@roscommoncoco.ie

ARCHAEOLOGY CONFERENCE
Archaeology Above & Below, Ireland’s only annual community archaeology conference, is now in its seventh year and will take place in Rathcroghan Visitor Centre, Tulsk on Saturday 28th / Sunday 29th March. The purpose of this conference is to create a forum for discussion between communities and individuals who wish to interpret the story of the landscapes that we inhabit. This is achieved by a series of talks, and workshops detailing the aims, techniques and results of community-led research throughout Ireland and further afield. For the last six years, we have sought to inspire an interest in and love for the disciplines of history and archaeology, a curiosity in the unknown, and a willingness to uncover the gaps that appear in our knowledge of our past. Each year, we provide a different theme from which our speakers approach their talk, so that we are constantly re-evaluating and questioning what we know with fresh ideas and a new perspective. www.rathcroghanconference.com Phone: (071)9639268

CREATIVE PARENTING WORKSHOPS
‘Better Ways to Connect’, facilitated by Karen Stewart MIAPTP MIAHIP Play Therapist.
St Joseph’s Resource Centre, Abbeytown, Boyle, Saturday 28th March 10am-4pm. Cost €85 inclusive of refreshments and light lunch, for two parents of same family attending there will be a discounted fee of €20.
You will: Develop a greater understanding of the importance of parent/child relationship with regard to child’s overall development and functioning in the world. • Learn activities that can be done at home to help your child manage feelings and build healthier relationships. • Learn new ways to manage challenging behaviour. • Relax, reflect and refresh your role as a parent. • Discuss the challenges of parenting in the modern world (influence of technology, media and peer pressure)
Booking essential: Deposit of €30 payable by 19th March needed to secure place. Contact Karen 087 9728044.

HERITAGE RESEARCH BURSARY 2020
Roscommon County Council is now inviting applications for the Heritage Research Bursary 2020.  The research topic or site must be located in County Roscommon.  The research project must be at MA, MSc or PhD level in a recognised third level college.  There is one bursary award only. The maximum value of the award is €1,000.00.  Projects must be completed by 31st October 2020.This year applications will only be accepted via My Online Services. Register for online services at www.roscommoncoco.ie The closing date for receipt of completed application and accompanying information is 5.00 pm on Monday, 30th March.  All enquiries to Áine Butler, Heritage Office on (090) 6637271 or e-mail: heritage@roscommoncoco.ie This project is an action of the County Roscommon Heritage Plan 2017-2021.

WHIST DRIVE, BALLINAFAD
Whist Drive, Friday, 13 April 2020 at 8pm in Ballinafad hall.  Prizes and refreshments on the night.  €5 per game.
Organised by Aughanagh Parish Council

ATTENTION  CLASS  OF  1978
We are planning on holding a Class Reunion for those of us who were students in Scoil Chriost an Rí, Boyle between 1973 to 1978.  This will take place in Boyle on 9th May 2020.
The reunion is open to those of us who were part of the class at any stage over the years 1973 - 1978.
Please confirm your availability to attend   by   emailing
schreunion7378@gmail.com or telephoning the following .... RSVP 31 March 2020


LOUGH KEY CLASSIC
Date for your diary – Sunday 10th May 2020. Building on the great feedback from the 2019 Classic we are pleased to offer the same two routes, 70km and 120km. Weather permitting the King of the Mountains option will be at the end of the second loop. (Please be aware there will be a time cut off for KOTM, after which it will be unavailable). Both the 70km and 120km will be figure of eight loops with tea stop at half way for both. More of the same and a hot meal at the finish line. Start & Finish at the Sports Complex in Boyle. 120km starts at 9am / 70km at 9.30am. 70/120km - €20 for CI licence holders, €25 for non CI

BOYLE FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE
Boyle Family Resource Centre CLG contact details. website: www.boylefrc.ie. We are also on twitter: www.twitter.com/FLCBoyle.  Email: info@boylefrc.ie – Counselling Service: boylecpc@boylefrc.ie Telephone: 0719663000. Charity No: 20153519.  If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please let us know. Booking essential for all groups, courses and workshops.  Our drop-in room is open Monday to Friday from 9am-1pm & 2pm-5pm.  We have Tea/Coffee making facilities, Library, Comfortable Chairs, Computer & Wi-Fi access, information leaflets, a listening ear when needed. 

FIRST AID
Basic First Aid with Absolute Safety
Friday March 20th from 9.30am-5pm in Boyle Family Resource Centre 0719663000.  Booking essential.  Cost: €80

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT
Support for those grieving the loss of a loved one. Tuesday’s at 8pm for 6 weeks in Boyle Family Resource Centre. Cost: €3/Donation. Booking essential 0719663000.

WIDOW AND WIDOWERS SUPPORT GROUP
Support for those grieving the death of their spouse. Thursday March 12th & every second Thursday of the month from 7:30pm-9pm in Boyle Family Resource Centre 0719663000. Cost: €3/Donation.

WHAT IS COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY
Counselling & Psychotherapy is for anybody.  Sometimes life can be difficult for us, it can be unmanageable and challenging. Counselling can be a great support or resource at times of crisis or difficulty in our lives.  It involves meeting with a trained Professional Therapist in a safe confidential setting allowing you to talk about and explore life’s challenges in a non-judgemental space.  Appointments are available Monday to Friday, day and evening. Therapeutic Support for Families, Adolescents, Couples and Individuals. The cost is on a sliding scale and is negotiable. Please contact Marie on 0719663000 or Maura on 0719663841 in Boyle Family Resource Centre. All our programmes and services are confidential and professional.

ROSCOMMON SUICIDE BEREAVEMENT LIAISON SERVICE
Roscommon Suicide Bereavement Liaison Service is a free & confidential service that provides assistance & support to families & individuals grieving the death of a loved one by suicide.  Contact: Tiffany Jennings Walsh, Suicide Bereavement Liaison Officer on 0857407856 or Boyle Family Resource Centre (FRC) on 0719663000. This service is funded by the HSE National Office for Suicide Prevention.    

BABY AND TODDLER GROUP
Baby & toddler groups can be a great way of meeting other people with children the same age as yours in our community.  It is open to childminders, grandparents and other guardians, babies, waddlers and toddlers are welcome. Every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 10am–12.30pm in Boyle Family Resource Centre (FRC) 0719663000.  Cost: Donation.  Bazz Art: Thursday 12th March and second Thursday of each month 10am-11am sharp.  Cost included in Baby and Toddler Group.

WOMENS GROUP
Boyle Family Resource Centre have a women’s group every Monday Morning from 10am to 12pm. Everyone is welcome and a great space to meet new and old friends.

BOYLE FOOD PARTNERSHIP 
Community FEAD and Food Cloud. If you and/or your family need food, we distribute food through these programmes at Boyle Family Resource Centre (FRC).  Please text the word FOOD + your first name to 0860496467 to receive details. 

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.  

LGBTI+
A weekly group for young people aged 13-18 years who identify as members of the LGBTI+ community.  Opportunity to try some fun activities, seek advice/support.  Tuesday March 3rd from 5.30pm-7pm in Boyle Family Resource Centre.  An interagency project together with Boyle FRC & Foroige.
SPANISH CLASS
Intermediate Class Thursday’s from 11am-12pm.  Beginners Class Thursday’s from 12pm-1pm in Boyle Family Resource Centre 0719663000.  Cost is €40 for 6 sessions or €10 each session.  Booking essential.
YOGA WITH LIZ DWYER
Wednesday mornings from 11am-12pm in Boyle Family Resource Centre. Cost: €10 per session.

PILATES WITH OLIVER LEVIN
 * Limited Availability* Booking Essential.
Advanced Tuesday mornings at 9.30am. Cost: €10 per session. 
Beginners Tuesday mornings at 10.30am. Cost: €10 per session.
Boyle Family Resource Centre on 0719663000.  

BOYLE BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT
A space where you and your baby will receive lots of support, a warm welcome & a cuppa! Older siblings are very welcome to come along as are expectant mothers.  Friday 27th March from 10am-11.30am in Boyle Family Resource Centre.  Cost: €2 or donation.