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Boyle Community Notes 9/9/16

Starting at Boyle VTOS Centre in conjunction with Lough Gara Stables, Boyle, Co Roscommon and Starting in September with some places left. • QQI Level 5 Qualification in Horsemanship • This is a practical and academic course for those seeking a career in the horse industry. It is designed and run in accordance with international standards in order to attain the best equine and teaching practice. The course will provide students with an excellent foundation in the skills and practical experience required to gain employment in the equine industry and prepare for examinations or to progress to higher education. • Students will attend Boyle VTOS Centre for two days per week and three days a week at Lough Gara Riding Stables. This is a two year course and is open to people on Social Welfare payments. Please contact Adrien Kneale, Lough Gara Stables 086 893 8972 if interested.

The next meeting of the Curlew Walkers club will take place on September 24th /25th and will be a Open Walking Weekend with a climb/flat and grade A,B and C. Meeting on the Crescent, Boyle at 10am. Your leaders are Philip James 086 335 3000 and Tom Browne 087 237 9632. Please confirm times with leader or website prior to each walk


An evening of traditional music, poetry and print-making in the Boyle Branch Library taking place from 6pm until 8pm on Friday 16th September, (refreshments provided).

A solo piano recital by Miceal O’Rourke with his “Journey into Night”…. a musical exploration of the nocturnal world with its contrasting moods and colours in a selection of works for piano by composers from Beethoven to the present day. Free tours of King house from 11am until 6pm with the last tour at 5pm.

Middletown Centre for Autism returning to King House, Boyle, offering parents of children with Autism a 4 week Free Training Course starting Monday 19th September. Booking is essential at least a week in advance. For more information please call 0044 28 3751 5750 or visit


Boyle will be brought back to the Golden Age of Ireland’s iconic Dance Hall/Showband Era of the 1950’s and 60’s on Saturday, September 24th, when this magical era will be lovingly recreated for one night only. Music on the night will be performed by The Keith McDonald Showband. Tickets are available through Úna Bhán Tourism located in the Grounds of King House. For further information please feel free to call Úna Bhán on 071 966 3033 or email [email protected].

First Prize €500: The NEW ROSCOMMON WRITING AWARD 2016 is organised as part of the county’s literature development programme. It is funded by Roscommon County Council and The Arts Council, and supported by the Roscommon Herald and by Shannonside FM. The winner will receive a monetary prize of €500 and will have their winning entry printed in the Roscommon Herald. It will also be broadcast on Shannonside FM. (Four runners-up will receive €50 each). Closing date for entries is 30 November 2016Boyle Traditional Singers Circle. Traditional unaccompanied singing, in English and Irish takes place in Dodd’s Crescent Bar (back room), The Crescent, Boyle the third Saturday of every month, all year around, 9.30pm onwards. All singers and listeners welcome.


The King Cup was held on Sunday 4th September. In first place was Paul Connolly (19) with 43pts, in second was Tommy King (23) with 42pts, the gross was won by Gary Carty (5) with 32 gross points, and in third was Eamon Perry (21) with 41pts points.
Friday 2nd September saw the evening’s scramble won by Gary Carty, Michael Reid and Tommy King with 3 under par. Joyce Boles’ Lady President’s Prize was held on Sunday 28th August. The results of the competition were as follows: 1st Tish Perry; 2nd Peggy Feely; Gross Liz Dwyer; 3rd Mary O’Hara; Cat 0-19 Moira Egan; Cat 20-29 Claire Cryan; Cat 30-36 Marie Hanmore-Cawley; Past President Carmel McGarry; Best 36 Handicap Paula Cull; Front 9 Susan O’Mahoney; Back 9 Sandra McCrann. The Lady President’s Prize to men was also held on Sunday 28th August. The winner was Michael Reid (15) with 39pts, in second was Cillian Doyle (14) with 38pts, the gross prize went to Sean Heslin (9) with 77, and third was Jim Moonney (10) with 37pts. An outing has been arranged to New Forest Golf Club on Saturday 24th September. The cost is €40 for a round of golf and dinner. Please put your name on the sheet provided on the noticeboard if you wish to go. Golfer of the Year a fifth place finish in the King Cup for Seamus Gallagher was sufficient for him to secure the title for 2016 with one event yet to be played. This caps off a great golfing year for Seamus having won the club matchplay title – The King Harmon Cup and the first major of the year – The Committee Cup. These results along with other notable performances have ensured that Seamus takes the accolade for this year. Well done Seamus!

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 Courtyard 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 call Una Bhan on 071 9663 033.

David Gunning and are now offering bike hire and guided tours of the town and region and are available now from the Grounds of King House. To book, call 086858 6225 or email [email protected]. Advance booking is required for guided tours.

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 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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