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


The Crescent, Boyle, Co. Roscommon Tony Byrne 086 232 4020 [email protected]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.


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.


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


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 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 [email protected] or call us on 071 966 3033.


Judging will take place on Tuesday August 13th commencing at 2.30pm. Community groups and organisations will soon be contacted to forward a brief outline of their group, how they participate with the community and to include a photograph. It is also important that groups and organisations make representatives available for judging day and to this effect, please keep free Tuesday afternoon August 13th.


Donie is stepping aside this year and so the Club is seeking a new manager for the team. If interested, please contact our Chairperson at 086 122 9421 to discuss. Boyle GAA Club is delighted to announce that this year’s Social Initiative Trip will be to the National Ploughing Championships. This year it is taking place in Carlow and the Club will travel down on Wednesday, September 18 in the Club Rossie Bus! Previous social trips to Belfast and Dublin were enjoyable and well received – the ploughing has been chosen this year due to popular demand. We anticipate that places will fill up quickly and encourage those interested in travelling to contact either Martin Dolan on 086 2413529 or Barry Lowe on 086 8545492 for further details and to book places. Please note that this is an open trip for anyone who wishes to attend the ploughing championships.


A number of host families for Spanish language students are sought in Boyle this September and October. Midland Language Centre is seeking families to host the teenagers (aged 12-15) from September 3rd to October 30th. The students will be attending classes in Abbey Community College during this time. It is preferable if the host families have children of a similar age. Host families will be paid €1480. If you are interested in hosting one of these students, please call MLC ASAP on 043 33 46832.


Following several years of lobbying, Roscommon Co Councillors passed the new bye laws for trading on the Crescent and other site in the county. Roscommon councillors have voted by a majority of 15 to 2 to bring in casual trading laws for the county after the issue was first mooted more than a decade ago. The bye laws will apply to all towns in the county and cover issues like goods that may be traded, designated trading areas and trading times, insurance requirements and parking of vehicles.

BOYLE PUBLIC LIGHTING GETS AN UPGRADE reports ‘Work is nearing completion on an upgrade to the public lighting in Boyle. The project, which is being undertaken by Electric Skyline, commenced early July and the works are due to be completed mid-August 2019. The works included the upgrade of Decorative Heritage and 90W – 250W Public Lighting Lanterns throughout Boyle with new Energy Efficient LED Lantern Technology.’


Our snr men’s team are now back on a Friday night. They train at 8pm and are always looking for new members so if you want to get involved come along and see what it’s all about.

WORK TO COMMENCE ON CYCLE-PATH reports ‘The Lough Key to Boyle cycle path will commence construction this week or next. The contract for the cycle path, which forms part of the Boyle 2040 plan for the town, has been awarded to well-known company Harrington Concrete and Quarries and it is hoped that it will be completed by October of this year. The news has been welcomed by Boyle Town Team who applied for the funding for the cycle path in conjunction with Roscommon County Council.’


Sunday 11th August at the Warren, Boyle. Horses, dogs, horticulture, baking, arts and crafts, stalls and family fun.


Boyle Arts Festival 2019 is now over and the organising committee will take a short break in the certain knowledge that BAF 2019 was a ‘best ever’, a special birthday event with 80 events and enjoyed by thousands of people. Doubtless the committee will shortly discuss aspects of this year’s festival before actioning plans for 2020.

11-12 October, Roscommon Town. Literary festival inspired by the culture and heritage of County Roscommon, in the heart of Ireland. Roscommon County Library HQ in Roscommon Town. Contact Us: [email protected]. Website:


Briefing session on behalf of the Department of Business Enterprise and Innovation by Enterprise Ireland. ‘The regional enterprise development fund and the regional technology clustering fund’ will take place in the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone on Wednesday August 14th from 12 to 13.30. There will be a light lunch provided. Please RSVP to [email protected]


CLG contact details. website: We are also on twitter:  Email: [email protected] – Counselling Service: [email protected] 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.  Boyle FRC & Boyle Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre will be closed for summer holidays from Monday 5th August to Friday 9th August inclusive. Re-opening Monday 12th August at 9am.  We wish everyone a very happy and pleasant summer.


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.


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.


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 August 30th at 10am in Boyle Family Resource Centre.  Cost: €2 or donation


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.


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.


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 071 966 3000 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 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/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.


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.

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, 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.
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
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.

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