Boyle Community Notes

Boyle community weekly notes

The Annual Collection for the Society of St. Vincent De Paul will take place at all Masses next weekend Saturday & Sunday 14th/15th December 2019.  Thank you for your ongoing support to our local conference, your generosity is greatly appreciated and supports people in need in our community.  


Have you got a little someone who would like to receive a personal letter from the man in red himself this December? Una Bhan Craft Shop has established a direct line to Santa Claus and has arranged for him to reply to children’s letters. Your child can write their letter to Santa and post it in the ‘Special Santa Box’ in the Una Bhan Craft Shop, €5 per child (to cover admin charges – no stamp required!), then leave the rest to us. Make sure your child includes their full name, address, age and special requests for Christmas and include a mention of any brothers, sisters or special friends so the reply can be really personal. We will make sure that Santa gets to read each letter and write a personal letter back, which will be posted directly to the child. Santa’s Letter Service will up until Wednesday 18th December.


Receive a raffle ticket when you make a purchase over €5 at the Boyle Courtyard Market during the month of December to be included in a FREE Christmas Hamper Draw, which will take place on the last market before Christmas which will be on Saturday 21st of December at 12noon.


A big Thank You from the Boyle Christmas Lights Crew. Sincere thanks to all who came along to the Crescent last Saturday to welcome Santa perform his first official duties -switching on the Boyle Christmas Lights. Special thanks to the Trevor, Declan, Derek and the Boyle Scouts who provided refreshments; to DJ Dermot Leydon who kept us bopping on the crisp cold evening and to Boyle fishing club for their Gazebo;  to Carol Cronin and her Transition year students from Abbey Community College who did a wonderful job face painting; to Paddy and Eoin who helped both erect the lights and with the events on the day and to Christine for her help; to Boyle Fire service for transporting Santa on the last leg of his journey and last but not least to Santa for taking time away from his workshop to visit us all in Boyle. Very special congratulations to the winners of the Schools Art competition and a big thank you to all the schools who participated. Special thanks to our Photographers and Media and all who publicised the event.  Boyle Christmas Lights Crew is a Chamber lead initiative with volunteers who organise the sole fundraiser – our Christmas Cash Draw. They also erect and take down the lights and spend many long hard evenings in bad weather ensuring Boyle looks its best for the festive Season. Special thanks to Hannah and James for their nightly runs with hot treats to the volunteers.


The Christmas Cash Draw will take place on Friday 20th December with €1500 of prizes. We appeal to all businesses to promote the draw to their customers and friends. We would appreciate if cards could be completed and ready for collection no later than Thursday 19th December or if at all possible dropped into Boyle Enterprise Centre completed with monies to save the volunteers chasing round in this busy season. Lines are €2 each or 3 for €5- thank you all for your support.

The Annual Ecumenical Service will be held here in St. Joseph’s Church on Thursday 12th December at 8pm. A collection in aid of Mayo / Sligo Hospice will take place on the night.

A festive evening will take place in Cleen Hall, Knockvicar on Sunday 19th December at 7pm. On the night the performing choirs will be: The Serendipity Singers & The Nightingals, Soloist / Conductor is Ilse Lubbers and on piano Anne Kielty. Admission €10 including festive drinks and treats.


The penitential service in preparation for Christmas will take place this year on Sunday 15th December at 6pm in St. Joseph’s Church, Boyle. Please not change of time. 


Tickets are now available for a Roscommon Solstice Choir benefit concert, to be held on 12th December in the Abbey Hotel Roscommon, in aid of our society’s museum, ‘Roscommon County Museum’. Tickets are available from Roscommon County Museum, the Square Roscommon town, or phone 0879555392. Your generous support in purchasing tickets for this event would be much appreciated and is vital for the future of our museum. The organisation of the event and ticket etc. selling is co-operatively being undertaken by our society, Roscommon Community Tourist Office (who also operate from the building) and by members of the Harrison Trust. The museum is housed in the Dr Harrison Memorial Hall, a building owned by the Harrison Trust. Since opening, in the early 1990s, the Harrison Trust has been in a position to pay our electricity costs from its invested funds. In later years, the Trust have still continued to pay these costs, but due to its expenditure on this and other costs (insurance, repairs etc.) and the general upkeep of the building they are no longer financially in a position to continue this generous practice.


The Annual General Meeting of the Co. Roscommon Historical and Archaeological Society will take place on Tuesday 10th December 2017 at 8.00 p.m. in the Percy French Hotel, Strokestown. All members are requested to attend. Following the A.G.M. a short talk will be given by Albert Siggins, Secretary of the Society. The title of the talk is ‘Bells, Ancient and Modern, from St Patrick’s Bell to The Liberty Bell USA’.

Enter 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.

Charles Dickens ‘A Christmas Carol’ will be performed in Cleen Hall, Knockvicar, Boyle on December 28th and 29th. The show, which is adapted and directed by Gary Lydon, will commence on Saturday 28th at 8pm and Sunday 29th at 3pm and 8pm. This is Gary’s first stage adaptation and is a modern re-working with audience participation and live acoustic music, suitable for all ages. The cast includes Gary Lydon, James and Sean-Luke Doherty O’Brien, Lauren Beirne and Eoin Connelly. Admission: Adults €10, Child €5 and Family €25. Tickets available on Eventbrite or on the door.


The 6th Women’s Little Christmas Black Dress Ladies Lunch takes place on Sun 5th January 2020 in the beautiful setting of Kilronan Castle. North West Simon Community would greatly appreciate your support by joining them at this event. MC on the day will be RTE North West Correspondent Eileen Magnier. Guest speaker will be Joanne Sweeney with a further speaker TBC. The event starts at 1pm with a complimentary pre dinner drink and canapes in the Dungeon Bar with a pianist, followed by a three course exquisite lunch at 2pm in the magnificent ballroom at Kilronan Castle. Guests will get a chance to browse around various stands after the meal. Dress code is black dress with a prize for the best splash of yellow (The Simon Community colours) just to make the event interesting! Judging will be by Mike McCarthy and Paul Carroll who have an award winning blog on fashion, beauty, lifestyle and news worthy stories. Tickets cost €45 to include wine with proceeds going to North West Simon Community, the local homeless charity.


Historic Structures Fund 2020 and Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2020. Roscommon County Council is seeking applications from those interested in availing of the Built Heritage Investment Scheme and Historic Structures Fund for 2020. This scheme is being developed to assist with the repair and conservation of structures that are protected under the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended). The primary focus of the Historic Structures Fund is on caring for and restoring historic structures and buildings for the benefit of communities and the public.  The core aims of this fund are to: enable larger scale conservation works to be carried out on heritage structures which are deemed to be significant and in need of urgent support; encourage the regeneration and reuse of heritage properties and to help to secure the preservation of protected structures and/or historic-culturally significant assets and support the investment of private capital in labour-intensive projects to conserve historic structures in public and private ownership for community use. Scheme information circulars application forms can be downloaded from


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.


A group for children/teenagers who have lost a parent or significant other through death, separation or divorce.  Introduction night for parents Wednesday 22nd January from7pm-8pm in Boyle Family Resource Centre. For more information, please contact the Centre on 0719663000


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. Last day for distribution before Christmas is Wednesday 18th December 2.30-3.30pm.


Last class before Christmas Wednesday 11th December.  Resumes Wednesday 15th January 11am-12pm in Boyle Family Resource Centre. Cost: €10 per session or 6 sessions for €50. 

English Language Classes 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.

Anglų kalbos klasė

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.


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.  

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 13th December 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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