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Boyle Community Notes 27/1/17


A meeting will take place to organise this year’s St Patricks Day Parade in Clarkes Bar on Tuesday 31st January at 6pm. All welcome to come along and put your thoughts forward.


Boyle Chamber of Commerce are delighted to hear from John Cummins that representatives from the Valuation Office in Dublin will be available to answer questions in the Municipal District Office in Boyle on Thursday, 2nd February from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 pm. We encourage anyone who has questions in relation to their rates to avail of this opportunity to clarify same.


On Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th February, Roscommon Sinn Féin will host a weekend of events to mark the 100th anniversary of the “Election of the Snows” which saw Count George Noble Plunkett elected as an MP for North Roscommon. The election came less than a year after the executions of the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising, one of whom was Joseph Plunkett – a son of Count Plunkett. This historic event also led to the major electoral breakthrough of Sinn Fein in 1918.


The next meeting of the Curlew Walkers club will be taking  place on Sunday 12th February, meeting on the Crescent, Boyle at 10.30.  This will be a Climb/Grade B+ at Sliabh an Iarainn. Your leader for the day will be Tom Browne 087 7237 9632. Please confirm times with leader or website prior to each walk


The role which Thomas G Divine played in the North Roscommon by-election of 1917 which is referred to as The Election of The Snows along with the events surrounding the election and its immediate aftermath are recounted in a book entitled T. G. Devine (1862-1941) and The Election of the Snows, The North Roscommon By-Election of 1917. The Author of this book is Fr Tomás Flynn. The book has interesting information on JJ O’Kelly whose death in December 1916 precipitated the By-Election. Jasper Tully, owner and editor of the Roscommon Herald was also a candidate in the election. Fr Michael O’Flannigan also played a pivotal role in the election of Count Plunkett, the election campaign itself and other information relating to the history of this period. The book is now available in Una Bhan Tourist Office and Kelly’s Supervalu Boyle and other outlets.


A major national conference on the Energy sector in Ireland post Brexit will take place in King House on Monday 6th February. The conference is part of the All Island Civic Dialogue on Brexit and will attract over sixty of the top names in the energy sector from all over the Ireland. Organised by the Department of Communications, Climate Change and Environment, the conference will be addressed by Minister Denis Naughten. The Government recently agreed that there would be an All-Island Civic Dialogue on Brexit with the initial meeting hosted by the Taoiseach and the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade on 2nd November in Dublin. This dialogue will allow for the widest possible conversation on the implications of the UK referendum result for Ireland, North and South and for North/South relations. The Boyle event is one of a number of dialogues that will be held throughout Ireland in 2017


Abbey Community College Booking Office will open on Wednesday until 3rd February with opening times as follows: Monday 1pm until 2pm then 4pm until 4.30, Tuesday 1pm until 2pm and 4pm until 4.30, Wednesday1pm until 2pm and 4pm until 4.30, Thursday 1pm until 2pm and 4pm until 4.30 and Friday 1pm until 2pm. Child tickets are €10 and adults €15. Tickets must be paid for in full at the time of booking and must be paid for by cash/cheque; unfortunately there will be no credit card facility available. Booking must be made in person at the Booking Office (Parents Room. No phone booking facility is available; please do not call the school office to book.


Pieta House is the National Centre for the prevention of Suicide and Self-Harm and Suicide Bereavement Support. We would like to ask for community help to bring Darkness into Light to Boyle for 2017. We would like to meet with like-minded people to form a Boyle DiL committee. Please contact Tom McEvoy at [email protected] or 087 243 0700 for further information. This very successful charity 5km Run/Walk event is now in its 9th year and will take place in 160 locations throughout the world all starting at 4.15am on the 6th May 2017. This event helps to fund the work of Pieta House nationwide.


Are you are interested in enrolling your child in Grange National School for the 2017/18 academic year? If so please contact the school for an enrolment pack on 071 966 3424. The closing date is Friday 17th February 2017.


A cookery demonstration with the renowned chef Nevin Maguire will take place on Wednesday 1st March 2017 in Kilronan Castle. Tickets priced €20 are now on sale. This is a fundraising event in aid of Ardcarne Community Childcare Services and Cootehall National School.


Work has commenced on stabilisation work at Ballinafad Castle. The Office of Public Works has said an improvement in weather will see work soon commence on the historic building to ensure it remains in a stable condition. The Castle, which is visible from the N4, was built in 1590 during the nine years war as a fortress to defend the pass through the Curlew Mountain. Standing three storeys high, the Castle was initially destroyed by Red Hugh O’Donnell in 1595. It was garrisoned by a Constable and ten wardens from 1610 to 1626 and, after a stout resistance, had to surrender in 1641.


The market is now open for Organic Fruit and Vegetables, Organic Eggs, Olive Oil, Achill Sea Salt, Breads, Cakes and Tarts. The market will be open from 10am until 2pm each and every Saturday.


Interested locals in the ICA (Irish Countrywomen’s Association) are trying to reform a guild in Boyle. If anyone is interested please leave their name me or text Yvonne on 087 903 7326. The ICA is the largest women’s association in Ireland, with more than 10,000 members and over 500 Guilds across the country. “We cook, travel, craft and socialise!


If you need help with bills, with education expenses or simply need to speak to someone outside the family or friends about any difficulties you are facing or wish to make a donation -contact St. Vincent de Paul Society, Boyle telephone or text 087 9292627  Email: svpboyle1[email protected]  All calls, texts and help provided are CONFIDENTIAL


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 071 966 3033.

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