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Boyle Community Notes 10/6/’16

Úna Bhán Tourism celebrates the award winning Boyle Farmers Market’s 11th Anniversary on June 18th between 10am and 2pm. The day will include family friendly FREE events; including a full program of Food Demonstrations and Children’s Activities’ launching the markets new name ‘The Courtyard Market’ in the Grounds of King House, Boyle. A programme of demonstrations, talks and food tasting’s by local artisan food producers will be available. Stallholders will have special offers available and free tastings of their delicious produce. There will also be a complimentary delicious BBQ (available for all our customers who spend over €5 in the market) with a variety of salads made using produce from the market. There is additional fun for the children stating at 11am with a Teddy Bears Picnic (we encourage little ones to bring their favourite teddy) with storytelling, bun decorating, face painting and hair braiding, adorable animals from Glendeer Pet Farm, Bríd Tiernan from Pollnamaughill Organic eggs will bring along some hens and pet lamb; Lough Gara stables who will have beautiful ponies on-site for petting. Live music throughout the day provided by Harpist Andy, followed by talented local musicians Marc Egan and Tom McGlynn. Úna Bhán Tourism are delighted that people continue to support Boyle Farmers Market local, fresh & wholesome produce. New stallholders are always welcome, if you are interested in joining this wonderful market contact Úna Bhán Tourism on 071 966 3033 or email [email protected] In addition to all the exciting FREE events on 18th June, we are delighted to have all the way from Australia, the award winning Children’s author of ‘Hank and the Wrestling Shark’ and musician GERRY PAUL aka MR. SPLASH from RTÉ Junior. Mr Splash will be performing a fun storytelling and music workshop event (children 3yrs to 9yrs) in King House at 1.30pm, tickets €5 per child (Adults Free) available from Úna Bhán Tourism (071 966 3033). This celebration event is funded under the Community Tourism Diaspora Initiative Funded by Roscommon County Council, IPB Insurance and Fáilte Ireland.

The next meeting of the Curlew Walkers club will take place on Tue 21st June, meeting on MacDermotts Carpark at 7pm. This will be Bricklieves “Sunset” walk. and will be a picnic Grade C. Your leader for the day will be Philip James 086 335 3000. Please confirm times with leader or website prior to each walk

Roscommon Solstice Choir will hold a concert in St. Joseph’s Church Boyle on Friday June 24th from 8.30 pm until 9.30 pm with doors opening at 8pm. Admission costs €10 with all proceeds going to Boyle Church of Ireland Restoration Fund and TOUCH Ireland (Shannonside Group). Tickets are available from various local outlets.

A Table Quiz will be held in Moylurg Inn on Friday June 24th at 9pm. All support greatly appreciated. This year’s show will take place on August 21 at Bellspark, Boyle. Visit ‘Boyle Summer Show’ on Facebook for regular updates.

An evening of Information and Training on Supporting Diversity in our community in Boyle evening on Tuesday 28th June from 6 am until 8pm in King House, Boyle.
Providing information on how making business and community accessible to all inspires the growth of the local economy and increased town development. Information will also be provided on employer incentives available for supporting diversity. Refreshments will be provided during the session. To reserve a place please email
[email protected] by 20th June 2016.

We are delighted to announce the Boyle Arts Festival Poetry Competition for 2016.
Prizes: €250 first prize plus 2 x €50 highly commended Closing Date June 30th
Shortlisted poems will be notified ahead of the awards which will be held on Saturday 30th July in King House, Boyle. Entry €5 per poem Entry form must accompany poems.
Entrants may submit as many poems as they wish The name of the entrant must not appear on the poem itself Poems, in English must be the unpublished, original work of the author Poems must be printed on one side of A4 paper, maximum length 40 lines
Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into Poems will not be returned. Poems will be judged by Ross Donlon Ross has published 7 collections of poetry and his poems have also appeared in journals in his native Australia, the United States and New Zealand as well as Ireland including Poetry Ireland and Crannog magazine. Ross has travelled to Europe many times in the past five years, enjoying residencies in Norway and Romania, and reading in several other countries, both at festivals and as a feature reader. He was the inaugural judge of the Castlemaine Poetry Prize which has been running since 2011.

Boyle is certainly the place to be this summer, with appearances by Phil Coulter, Sharon Shannon, Paddy Casey, Frances Black, Kieran Goss and Deirdre O’Kane all lined up for the 27th annual Boyle Arts Festival, which will take place from July 21st to 31st. More details of very exciting and diverse events will soon be announced when the official programme and new website are launched, in a few weeks time.

Created by two artists in an intimate rural setting, this garden combines productivity, ornamental planting and permaculture. Winding grass paths lead to ponds, developing woodland and polytunnel, one jungle-themed, one for fruit and veg. With an eclectic mix of planting and sculpture, this 16 year old garden is still developing. Open11am until 5pm on, 19th June, 10th and 30th July, 21st August and 11 September. On R361 Boyle – Frenchpark, Right after Saddlers Inn. After approx 2.5km keep right on big bend, take 2nd lane on Right. Entrance just after first cottage. Saffron Thomas and Ian Stanley 086 869 1141 Ardsoran, Lisserlough, Boyle

Lough Key will be the venue on Wednesday June 29th for Race 5 in the Midlands Aquathon Series 2016. This is a swim and run event hosted by Lough Key Triathlon Club. A Triathlon Ireland (TI) race license is required to take part in this event and a valid TI membership card will need to be presented at registration. Alternatively a One Day race license may be purchased in advance via the TI website or on the night for a fee of €10. Prizes will be awarded to the triathlon club with the highest number of points, best overall male and best overall female.

The 18 Hole Stroke for gents which took place last Sunday 25th May was won by Lorcan Egan (10) 64 , 2nd Seamus Gallagher (20) 66, Gross Liam Whyte (12) 79 & 3rd Michael Reid (16) 66. The President’s Prize to the Ladies was also held on Sunday. First place went to Liz Dwyer, in 2nd Joyce Boles, Gross Tish Perry & 3rd Claire Cryan. The scramble played on Friday evening was won by Brendan Gaffney. Michael Reid & Marie Hanmore Cawley. Thursday’s Mens Open Competition was won by Sean Heslin 28pts with in second Pat Conroy 26pts. Tuesday’s Ladies 18 Hole (May 24th) was won by Lady Captain Tish Perry while in second was Carmel McGarry.

Well done to the Pierce Purcell team who beat Castle Dargan 3-2 on Saturday 26th May, with one of our wins coming on the 19th hole at home. They’re next match is a home tie against the winners of Co Sligo & Enniscrone to be played by June 19th.

The Market is open from 10am to 2pm each and every Saturday in the grounds of King House, Boyle. If you would like to enjoy the best locally grown fresh and organic produce, then a trip to Boyle Farmers’ Market on Saturday 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 a call Una Bhan on 071 9663 033.

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 9663033.

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