Boyle Community Notes

Published on June 27th, 2019 | by BoyleToday.com

Boyle community weekly notes

Free Computer Training
Úna Bhán Tourism are delighted to be offering free computer training courses again. This unique opportunity to develop digital skills and learn basic functions is for beginners or those eager to improve in a fun and easy way. The course includes how to set up an email account, send and receive emails / how to search the internet in a safe and secure way / Complete vehicle taxation online instead of paper form & how to set up and use online banking. More importantly for the farming community the training will teach how to register your farm on Agfood.ie, which allows you to Record the Birth of a Calf; Complete and Print Farm-to-Farm Movements & Print your Herd Profile for your Farm Accountant. Courses are limited to 10 people at a time and will be held in Boyle Library. The training programme is funded through the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE). Please contact Nigel on (071) 966 3033 for more details or to book your place.

Boyle Courtyard Market
The all-weather Courtyard Market takes place every Saturday in the grounds of King House, Boyle from 10am until 2pm. If you would like to enjoy the best locally grown fresh and organic produce, then a trip to the Courtyard Market 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 071 966 3033.

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 071 966 3033. We also offer office services such as Photocopying, Scanning, Laminating, Typing, Faxing, Binding and Printing.

Volunteers Wanted

Volunteers required to work afternoons in Western Alzheimer’s Charity Shop, Boyle. For further information, contact Fiona on 087 687 3283

Food And Crafters Wanted

Food and craft producers wanted for O’ Carolan International Harp Festival, Keadue for Sunday 4th August 2019, if interested please contact Imelda 087 645 3840 or imeldamccabe1@gmail.com

Class of 1979 Reunion

Scoil Chriost an Ri, Boyle. Saturday 6th July at 8pm in The Stairs Boyle. Those who were part of the class from 1974-1979 are welcome to come along.

Boyle Men’s Shed

The Crescent, Boyle, Co. Roscommon Tony Byrne 086 232 4020 theboyleshed@gmail.com Boyle Men’s Shed has reopened for the following days, Monday Wednesday and Friday from 11 am to 4pm. Call in and see what we do – have a coffee and a snack. If you have grass that needs cutting, gates that need to be put up again or small tasks needing attention we are more than happy to help.

Provision For Children With ASD

Any parents of children with ASD or other diagnosis, who may be entitled to July Provision and are seeking a teacher for this July, please contact Sheila on 087 629 0423 or silenichartaigh@yahoo.ie

Knockvicar Organic Garden

There is a free guided tour of the gardens on Saturdays and bank holidays at 3pm. The last Saturday of each month there is a bring and bake using the wood fired oven from 11am-2pm.

Boyle Arts Festival

The Festival calendar already includes almost fifty events, including an impressive mix of live music, visual arts, opera, drama, film, comedy, interviews, workshops, storytelling, children’s events, poetry, readings and much more! If you are planning a visit to Boyle this summer, then make it late July, so you can enjoy as much of BAF 2019 as possible! Boyle Arts Festival will open on July 18th and run until July 27th. Some of the big names to watch out for in the live music genre include The Riptide Movement who will perform in The Storehouse on July 20th and The Blizzards, who will play there on July 26th. Tommy Fleming will bring his ‘Voice of Hope ll’ concert to St. Joseph’s Church on July 21st. Charlie McGettigan & Paul Harrington will celebrate the 25th anniversary of their Eurovision win with ‘Rock & Roll Kids’, during a rare performance together in the Church of Ireland, on July 23rd. For more information on Boyle Arts Festival 2019 please visit www.boylearts.com email info@boylearts.com Follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Boyle Arts Festival is supported by The Arts Council, Local Sponsors, Roscommon Co. Council and Fáilte Ireland. The Festival Programme for Boyle Arts Festival 2019 has just arrived! Look out around town for copies this weekend.

Weekly Bible Studies

Wednesdays at 7.30 pm on the top floor of the Spool Factory, Boyle.

Percy French Festival 2019

The 11th annual Percy French Festival takes place in Castlecoote House from the 10th to the 12th of July 2019.

Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting

Every Thursday at midday in St. Joseph’s Hall. Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. Their stated purpose is to enable “members to stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety.” It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, and apolitical.

Boyle Town Team In Pride Of Place

As reported by ‘BoyleToday’, Boyle Town Team has been nominated by Roscommon County Council to represent the county in the 2019 All Island Pride of Place competition. A committee is currently being formed to prepare for the competition. If you or your organisation would like to be involved – and it is important that the community are involved, please contact Brian Nerney, Chairman Boyle Town Team on 086 257 5032 or email briannerney64@gmail.com.

Thank You From Roscommon Solstice Choir

The organisers of the recently held Solstice Choir Concert wish to thank all who contributed to the success of the night. The profits from the night amounted to €6120 which was divided between St. Joseph’s RC Parish, Boyle Church of Ireland and Touch Ireland Shannonside Group. Were it not for the generosity of all, this would not have been such an amazing event.

Donal O’Connor Gig

Warm intimate gig in the Tawnytaskin Centre on Friday the 5th of July 8.30pm in aid of Touch Ireland.

Boyle – Through A Child’s Eyes

Children from Boyle schools have been taking photographs of the town and their community over the last few weeks, as part of the Creative Ireland programme.
The results of this project are being very kindly printed by Tony Murphy Photography and will be displayed in the windows of the old Xtravision building on Main Street, during the Arts Festival.

Calling All Craft Producers

Boyle Craft Shop is seeking talented and unique Irish and Local crafters. Are you a small scale producer seeking new opportunities to sell and promote your products? Boyle Craft Shop is the proud home of local and exclusive crafts in the Boyle Region. We are always looking to promote new and established local talent. If you wish to display and sell your crafts though our shop, please contact Anna by emailing shop@unabhan.ie or call us on 071 966 3033.

Mystery Shoppers Required

As reported by Boyletoday.com, Mystery Shoppers (who wear glasses) required to visit an optical business in the locality and complete a report on the experience. Please contact Leza on 087 118 1527 for more details.

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: 071 966 3000. 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.

Post of General Operative/Driver

Boyle Family Resource Centre is seeking to recruit a part time General Operative/Driver through the Roscommon Rural Social Scheme. The post will be based in Boyle FRC. Category B driving licence essential. To be eligible to apply, the candidate or their immediate family must have an active herd number and be in receipt of a means tested Social Welfare payment i.e. Farm Assist or Jobseekers Allowance. Please ring Deborah at Boyle Family Resource Centre on 071 966 3000.

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 086 049 6467 to receive details.

Distribution times are: Monday 2.30pm-4pm or Wednesday 2.30pm-3.30pm or Friday 3pm-4.30pm.

Boyle Breastfeeding Support

A space where you and your baby will receive lots of support, a warm welcome & cuppa! Older siblings are very welcome to come along as are expectant mothers. Friday July 19th at 10am in Boyle Family Resource Centre. Cost: €2 or donation

Spanish Class with Laura

Please register your interest for a lunch time class from 12.30pm-1.30pm in Boyle Family Resource Centre 071 966 3000. Dates to be decided.

Clothing Bank for your Summer Clear out

There is a clothing bank outside Boyle Family Resource Centre which accepts old clothes and bed linen, handbags, and shoes that are sent for recycling. Your support and donations are very much appreciated as this helps raise funds towards the Centres programmes and community work. NO DUVETS AND PILLOWS AS THEY WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED BY THE RECYCLING COMPANY. Thank you.

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 071 966 3841 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 085 740 7856 or Boyle Family Resource Centre (FRC) on 071 966 3000. This service is funded by the HSE National Office for Suicide Prevention.

Parent and Toddler Group

Parent/toddler groups can be a great way of meeting other people with children the same age as yours in your area. It is open to childminders, grandparents and other guardians. Every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 10am–12.30pm in Boyle Family Resource Centre (FRC) 071 966 3000. Cost: Donation. A chance to meet and enjoy being with parents/carers where children can play together in a child friendly environment.

Administration Services

Boyle Family Resource Centre (FRC) offer a wide range of Office and Administration Services at affordable rates. Services include typing, laminating, binding, scanning, faxing, photocopying A4 & A3. We offer internet access / Wi-Fi in our drop-in room and use of a PC. If you require a large amount of photocopying/office services, please call in advance to book on 071 966 3000.

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