Boyle Community Notes

Boyle community weekly notes


Boyle town is the place to be on Saturday 30th November at 4pm where Santa will perform his first duties of the season and Light up Boyle for Christmas. Activities on the crescent for the turning on of the lights will include hot chocolate, nibbles & face painting while our DJ will be getting us in the Christmas spirit. Santa will light up Boyle from the town clock and will be ably assisted by his helpers-the prize winners from the Schools competition. Mark your calendar now as Boyle is the place to be at 4pm Saturday 30th November. The Winners of the Schools Art Competition will be announced on Wednesday 27th November


The exciting International Cuisine Tasting and Craft Fair takes place on Sunday 1st December from 12noon to 4pm in Tawnytaskin Community Centre. Entry at door €5. Special Guest Santa at 2.30pm. For more information, contact 086-813005.


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.  We appeal to every business to contribute either a minimum of €50, and/or sell the two cards. 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.  The Raffle cards are all around town and by buying a line or 3 you are contributing to lighting up Boyle for the festival season. 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.


A few free places only left for the free Computer Course taking place in Boyle Library in December. available from Úna Bhán Tourism in Boyle. Two separate courses are available: – one directed at the farming community to include how to manage your herd online / Complete your annual audit in 15 minutes – the second one covers all you need to know on how to use your laptop or mobile phone eg how to send and receive emails / Use the internet in a safe & secure way / Pay bills online / Online banking / How to make calls for free and lots more. Next course starts on Tuesday evening 3rd December and spaces are filling fast. Please contact Nigel in Una Bhan Tourism on (071) 966 3033 for more details or to book your place. 


Classes take place in Tawnytaskin Community Centre and continue on Nov 28th from 7.30pm to 9.00pm with Nicola and cost €3 per person per class.


A date for a wine lover’s diary. Daly’s annual Christmas Wine Fair will take place on Thursday 5th December at 7.30pm. This event always promises to be a festive night full of great wines & Christmas treats.

Boyle Market pride ourselves on the quality of locally sourced produce available to our customers. Open every Saturday in the grounds of King House Boyle between 10am and 2pm. Come and sample our new addition to the Market Johnny’s hot delicious steak and onion Yorkshire wraps while shopping for local fresh vegetables, breads, eggs, free range pork & lamb, pastries & cakes, juices and much more – you support is always appreciated.


Boyle Family Resource Centre CLG contact details. website: We are also on twitter:  Email: [email protected] – Counselling Service: [email protected] Telephone: 0719663000. 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.  Our drop-in room is open Monday to Friday from 9am-1pm & 2pm-5pm. We have Tea/Coffee making facilities, Library, Comfortable Chairs, Computer & Wi-Fi access, information leaflets, a listening ear when needed.


Basic First Aid Course with Absolute Safety takes place on Friday 6th December from 9.30am-5pm in Boyle Family Resource Centre 0719663000.  Booking essential. Cost: €60


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.


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.


Beginners Pilates with Oliver Nevin. Tuesday mornings at 10.30am in Boyle Family Resource Centre.  Cost: €10 per session. 


Yoga with Liz Dwyer ON Wednesday mornings from 11am-12pm in Boyle Family Resource Centre. Cost: €10 per session.


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


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.  

Clothing Bank for your Winter 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.


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.


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 December 12th 10am-11am sharp. Cost included in Baby & Toddler Group.


A space where you and your baby will receive lots of support, a warm welcome & a cuppa!  Older siblings are very welcome to come along as are expectant mothers. Friday 29th November from 10am-11.30am in Boyle Family Resource Centre.  Cost: €2 or donation.


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 0719663000.

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