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We are fast approaching Christmas and once again we are making every effort to ensure Boyle Town is looking its brightest and best.  The annual Christmas Draw will take place this year during Christmas week with a top prize of €1,000! The funds from the draw go directly to the running costs, erection and insurance of the Lights for the Festive Season.  Over the coming days our team of volunteers will be dropping into your business with cards for the draw. We appeal to every business to contribute either a minimum of €50, and/or sell the two cards enclosed.  In years gone by there was a door to door collection each year where businesses were expected to contribute sums of up to €300 towards the Christmas lights. Thankfully with the Christmas draw your contribution towards lighting Boyle is selling the raffle cards.  Over the past few years the willingness of so many people to support the Draw has been remarkable.  Three businesses last year sold in excess of 20 raffle cards totalling over €1500 which was phenomenal, but we very much appreciate every contribution of €50. Our committee who organise the draw are ably assisted by several additional helpers who are responsible for the erection & dismantling of the lights (and who work in sometimes very inclement weather). These volunteers are already being called on to start their work! Any of our committee below will be happy to replace your cards when completed. Completed cards / donations will be collected from you on 19th /20th December – we encourage you to promote selling the lines straight away and appeal to you to give the cards a prominent place. Boyle is our town and we ask you to give our Boyle Christmas Lights Draw a priority space on your counter or desk. We thank the Businesses of Boyle for selling the cards and to the Community for supporting the Boyle and look forward to a busy and bright Christmas in Boyle.


Lecture Programme takes place in Castlecoote House, on Thursday, 24th October at 8pm. Life in contemporary by the remarkable flourishing of festivals all over the country celebrating the richness of Irish culture, history, and Ireland is enriched talent. But we do not celebrate our Irish Christian heritage. Catholicism world wide is characterized by uplifting liturgical celebrations and bright public festivals–except in Ireland. Can this be changed? Is it possible to celebrate in the shadow of recent revelations of institutional and clerical abuse? If so, how?  for more information go to 


At present, water quality in Lough Key and its inflowing rivers is not as good as it could be. You are invited to an Information Meeting to hear about plans to improve water quality in this locality. There will be an opportunity for questions and discussions with the people who will be working in your local catchment. This is a new approach aimed at improving water quality and everyone can play their part! The area covered by the Lough Key Priority Area for Action stretches from the townlands of Kiltycreaghtan to Clegna and Aghacarra to Rusheen. Where: Lough Key Forest and Activity Park Visitor Centre, at 7.30pm, on 24th October. Contact: Noreen Shryane (085 804 7635 / [email protected]) or Mick Kane (085 808 3064 / [email protected])

This Halloween promises to be an exciting and spooky one at Boyle’s Lough Key Forest Park: Sunday October 27th from 1pm to 3pm Captivating performances with Loose Grip Films. Free entry and from 1.30pm to 3.30pm FREE Face Painting. Monday October 28th from 1.30 to 3.30pm Entertainment with ‘Genie Mackers’. Puppet Shows, Disco, Magic Shows and Balloon Animals. 1.30pm to 3.30pm  Face Painting and at 3.30pm DAS Academy Fun Dance Class. Wednesday October 30th at 11.30am a Halloween Movie ‘Popcorn with Cecil the Squirrel’

The following night classes are on offer this Autumn in Abbey Community College, Boyle 

Wednesday 23rd October: • The internet & social media • Christmas baking

Thursday 24th October • Digital Photography • Introduction to TAS accounting • Gardening

All courses run for 5 weeks from 7.30-9.30pm. Grants available to social welfare candidates

Contact Karen on 086 795 8572 for more details

Three act play takes place in Tawnytaskin Community Centre on Friday 1st November, doors open at 7pm and play at 8pm. This will be a play not to be missed. Tickets €10 and seating is limited, so get your ticket ASAP. On sale in Adam’s Apple, Brendan McGee Jewellers, Una Bhan, Mary Nicholson and Ann McGlynn. At a cost of €10. There will also be a raffle on the night. Contact Ann on 086-8130005 to book.


Concert event on Friday 15th November from 8pm to 10pm in Ballinafad Church. Music on the night will be from Kieran Quinn, Gerry Grennan (Guitar and Vocals ) and Brendan Emmett ( Mandolin ) and some surprise local guests.  For Tickets to this unique musical extravaganza please call 087 8210566 and/or 087 2036083

New Cemeteries Mapviewer to be launched at Seminar on Historic Graveyards. Roscommon County Council is hosting a seminar on the care and conservation of historic graveyards in the Seminar Room of the County Library on Wednesday 23rd October from 2.00pm to 4.30pm.  This should be of interest to anyone with an interest in caring for and maintaining historic graveyards in the county. Cllr. Paschal Fitzmaurice, Cathaoirleach of Roscommon County Council will get proceedings underway. John Tierney, archaeologist from Eachtra Archaeological Projects will give a talk on the care and conservation of historic graveyards especially with regard to caring for delicate masonry ruins and historic memorials.  Michael Bell, heritage expert from Nature Learn will give a talk on how best to care for nature and wildlife in a historic graveyard. John Tierney, archaeologist, will also give a talk on how best to record historic graveyards with useful tips on how to photograph the memorials and read the inscriptions without damaging historic stonework and how to present the information to the public. Mary B. Timoney, independent scholar, will give a talk on the decoration of memorials in Co. Roscommon. Jim Ganly, local historian, will demonstrate the new cemeteries mapviewer, which can be accessed on Cllr Joe Murphy, Chairperson of County Roscommon Heritage Forum will perform the official launch. The seminar is free but booking is required as places are limited. Please email [email protected] or phone Claudette Collins on 090 6637205 to book your place.

A special Christian Solidarity Pilgrimage to the Holy Land lead by Bishop Kevin Doran will take place from February 16, 2020 for eight nights, visiting Bethlehem, Nazareth, Jerusalem and the other sites associated with the life of Jesus. The trip will be a unique opportunity to experience the Holy Land with experienced guides. Price is €1,540 per person sharing which includes dinner, bed and breakfast for eight nights, all coach transfers and admission to all sites. To reserve your place, please call Marian Pilgrimages on 01 878 8159 or email [email protected]


A drop in confidential space for parents and families to call in and receive support and a listening ear about issues and concerns about you and/or your children. Wednesday mornings during primary school term 9.30am-12pm.  An interagency project together with Boyle FRC, Foroige & Tusla. Boyle Family Resource Centre 0719663000.  


Support for those grieving the loss of a loved one.  Tuesday’s for 6 weeks at 8pm in Boyle Family Resource Centre 0719663000.  Cost: €3/donation.


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 0860496467 to receive details.


Support for those grieving the death of their spouse. Thursday 14th November from 7.30pm-9pm and monthly thereafter in Boyle Family Resource Centre.  Cost: €3/Donation. No booking necessary.


Thursday’s at 11am in Boyle Family Resource Centre 0719663000.  Cost is €40 for 6 weeks. Booking essential. To register your interest for a lunch time class from 12.30pm-1.30pm please contact the Centre. 


Share learning with people of all ages and abilities.  Learn new skills from the mix of Music and Italian. So, come along and learn with us every Wednesday’s morning from 10.30am-12.30pm in Boyle Family Resource Centre.  Cost: €3/donation.


Tuesday’s at 10.30am in Boyle Family Resource Centre.  To book a place please contact Boyle Family Resource Centre on 0719663000.  Cost: €10 per session or €50 for 6 sessions.


Wednesday mornings from 11am-12pm in Boyle Family Resource Centre. Cost: €10 per session or €50 for 6 sessions.


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 0857407856 or Boyle Family Resource Centre (FRC) on 0719663000. This service is funded by the HSE National Office for Suicide Prevention.    


Baby & toddler groups can be a great way of meeting other people with children the same age as yours in our community.  It is open to childminders, grandparents and other guardians, babies, waddlers and toddlers are welcome. Every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 10am–12.30pm in Boyle Family Resource Centre (FRC) 0719663000.  Cost: Donation. Bazz Art, Thursday 10th October 10am-11am sharp. Cost included in Baby & Toddler Group.


Classes with Mícheál Ó’Tuathaill  Complete Beginners Irish – Wednesday 7pm-8pm. Beginning Irish Again – Tuesday 7pm-8.30pm. Improvers Irish – Thursday’s 7pm-8.30pm. All classes are for 10 weeks.  Cost: €80. To book your place please contact Boyle Family Resource Centre on 0719663000.

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.


English language classes are for those whose English is not their first language with Michael O’Toole.  Tuesday’s 12pm-1pm in Boyle Family Resource Centre 0719663000. Cost: €3/Donation.


Anglų kalbos kursai skirti tiems, kurių anglų kalba nėra jų pirmoji kalba. Antradienį, 12–13 val., „Boyle“ šeimos išteklių centre 0719663000.

Lekcja języka angielskiego

Lekcje języka angielskiego są dla tych, których angielski nie jest ich pierwszym językiem. We wtorek od 12:00 do 13:00 w Boyle Family Resource Center 0719663000.

Limba engleză

Cursurile de limba engleză sunt pentru cei a căror engleză nu este prima lor limbă. Marți ora 12:00 – 1 pm în Boyle Family Resource Center 0719663000.

Family Support Drop in Clinic 

A drop in confidential space for parents and families to call in and receive support and a listening ear about issues and concerns about you and/or your children. Wednesday mornings during primary school term 9.30am-12pm.  An interagency project together with Boyle FRC, Foroige & Tusla. Boyle Family Resource Centre 0719663000.  


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 0719663000 or Maura on 0719663841 in Boyle Family Resource Centre. All our programmes and services are confidential and professional.


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