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Boyle Community Notes 27/5/16

Local Bus Company McKennas of Boyle have been awarded the tender to run the new Local Link Route 570 Boyle Area Bus Service. It is understood the National Transport Authority funded service will initally include a three times daily “Lough Key Forest Park Ranger” link between Boyle and Lough Key Forest Park, with a further added late evening return service to the Park. This will operate seven days per week during the holiday season. The Lough Key Shuttle Bus, whose main sponsor was, operated this service on a pilot basis for the last two years. In addition, the new service will include five times daily around the town (the Boyle Round Town Services) to bring in Lowparks & Mockmoyne / Marian Road & Church View / Termon Road, Plunkett Home, Train Station and Silveroe (Frenchpark Road). There will be stops at Boyle Medical Centre, Post Office, Train Station, Supervalu, King House and Abbeyhaven among others. The fare structure is competitive with concessions for students and young children. The services are free for passengers holding Department of Social Protection Travel Passes. There will be an additional daily service, Monday to Sunday, linking Boyle Town with Roscommon Town / Hospital / Train Station which will include stops at Elphin Windmill, Strokestown Park House & Rathcroghan Centre in Tulsk. The service will be officially launched in King House on June 1st at 1.30pm. Bus time tables are now available and local outlets.

Boyle is to get a new Primary Care Centre within the next two years. Work is expected to start from the end of this month. The aim of this and another 13 centres around the country will be to provide patients with a variety of health care services locally, eliminating the need for them to have to attend at hospitals.

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

Free weekly 5k, timed run will take place every Saturday at 9.30am. Come and join in the run in the park.

Friday 10th June; Roscommon Rd/ Frenchpark Road meets at Gannons Corner at 7pm. Friday 17th June; Mockmoyne meeting at Cartys garage at7pm. Bags and gloves provided, clean ups planned for an hour all help greatly appreciated.

Boyle Men’s Shed is running computer sessions at the Family Life Centre on Wednesday afternoons from 2.30pm until 4.30pm. Sessions are for those who would like to learn the basic understanding of computers, level 3 and below. Skype, Internet, email, Word are some of the apps covered. This course is open to men and women of any age. Some laptops are provided but you can bring your own laptop/tablet. Please phone the Centre on 0719663000 to book a slot.

Attention all artists, local, new, those from further afield and those under 25 – it is time to be thinking of your entry to the Boyle Open Art Exhibition. The exhibition runs this year from Friday 22nd July until Saturday 30th July. We were delighted that last year’s exhibition was well supported again, as always. We anticipate another excellent show for 2016. Entries will be accepted in any medium, to a maximum of 3 per person. Entry Forms and Condition of Entry can be received by calling into Úna Bhán Centre, Grounds of King House, email – [email protected] or call 071 96 63033.

The next meeting of the Curlew Walkers club will take place on Sunday 12th June, meeting on the Crescent, Boyle at 10am. The walk will take place at Nephin and will be a Climb/ Grade A. Your leader for the day will be Philip James 086 335 3000. Please confirm times with leader or website prior to each walk

Boyle TM would be grateful if you would take a few moments to read attached and contact any of the current council if you’ve any queries. They are appealing to Businesses to join us – The more people, with ideas and varying interests in Boyle – the stronger our voice, a Proactive Chamber – all working towards a united goal – to improve Business and attractions in Boyle. As like all rural towns, effort and innovation is needed to bring life back to our town centres. While it is recognised that everyone is busy keeping above board in their own business, we must share the responsibility, to share the success. Place a value on your ideas and join us without delay. Help play a part in rejuvenating Boyle this year and join us for 2016/2017.

Places are now available at Roscommon Learning Links, Elphin St, Boyle to Upskill and get Certified in IT modules in addition to achieving a Major Award at Level 4 or 5. Anyone who is currently signing on the live register is eligible. This might be an opportunity for anyone who has been made redundant to upskill while at the same time be seeking employment opportunities. Continuous intake on our courses which means one can start immediately. Training is going throughout the summer months. Over 80% of our students who have completed our Courses in the last year are now in employment or have progressed to 3rd Level Colleges. The training is funded by GRETB. Call into Siobhan/Martina any morning if you’d like to find out more( upstairs, next door to Trojan) or call us on 071 966 4510. Don’t delay, call today.

Sunday 22nd May saw the Gents Competition won by Charlie O’Donnell (9) 39 pts, 2nd Michael Reid (16) 38 pts, Gross Gary Carty (6) 31 pts (gross score), & 3rd Pat Brogan (20) 35 pts. Thursday’s Gent’s 12 Hole Open Competition was won by Michael Gilmartin 26pts, while in 2nd was Pat Conroy 25 pts. The winning team from Friday Evening’s Scramble was Michael Simon, Michael Reid, Michael Gilmartin & Marie Gallagher. In Ladies Golf News, the Countess of Granard Foursomes held on the weekend of 21st/22nd May was won by the pairing of Joey Mullaney and Carmel Conlon. The runners up were Mandy Toolan and Marie Hanmore Cawley. Commiserations to the Seniors Team who were beaten by Strandhill on a scoreline of 3.5-1.5 last Wednesday 17th. On a more positive note, a massive well done to Brendan Gaffney and his Jimmy Bruen team who defeated a Strandhill outfit, a club regarded as one of the kingpins of Connacht golf at that level. Shane O’Dowd & Jonathan Egan provided the decisive winning point away from home after fighting back from 3 down to seal victory on the 19th. Club Matchplay: Round 1 matches in the King Harmon Cup are now completed. Well done to all who have progressed. The deadline for round 2 matches to be played by is Saturday June 4th. Get into Golf Schools Program: On Tuesday some representatives from the club visited two primary schools in Boyle along with the CGIs participation officer Justin O’Byrne. The main aim of this program is to give kids their first taste of golf in a fun and safe environment, and to invite them to come along with their parents to an introductory night at the golf club this Thursday evening at 7.30pm for one hour. More coverage of our visits to follow.

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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