Boyle Community Notes

Boyle community weekly notes


A fundraising event with music by The Antics, La Gracia and special guest will take place in Dalys on Feb 29th from 9pm. Raffle on the night supported by local businesses, all donations greatly appreciated.


Role Skillnet has launched its Spring Training and Free Events Programme at Boyle Enterprise Centre. Training courses include., Basic Excel March 9th, Intermediate Excel March 20th, Advanced Excel April 2nd, Intermediate Word March 23rd, Conflict Management April 22nd, Team Leadership QQI level 6, May (5 days). Free events include Power BI February 27th Time Management March 24th and Employment Law Essentials April 1st. For more information or to book places please email [email protected] call 071 9673440. Role Skillnet, Training Network. Role Skillnet is based at Boyle Enterprise Centre and provides training support and funding for businesses.


A talk on the importance of play for children. Ignite and rekindle your enthusiasm for play to benefit you your children and your family. Presented by Karen Stewart a child and adolescent psychotherapist with a speciality in play therapy. Boyle Library Thursday 27th February from 6.30pm to 8pm. Booking is essential. Call Boyle Library on 071 9662800 or email [email protected].


An Antiques, Art and Vintage Fair will be held in Kilronan Castle, Ballyfarnon, Boyle on Saturday 29th February and Sunday 1st March. There will be more than 25 stands on the day with antiques and collectables. Opening hours are 11am – 6pm both days. Admission is €5 including raffle with children free. The admission fee covers both days. Further information is available from Robin O’Donnell 087 693 3602. (See discount voucher on the post on our Facebook page)

The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP),  in association with Galway Roscommon Education & Training Board (GRETB), National Learning Network (NLN), Employability, plus Interagency Partners are holding an Employer Information Morning in Boyle. The event will take place in the Spool Factory, St Patrick’s Street, Boyle, Co Roscommon-F52 V635 on Tuesday 3rd March and all employers in the town and area are invited to attend. Registration will take place from 10.45am with the event commencing at 11am -12.30 approx. The Information Morning aims to provide up-to-date information for Employers on Free Recruitment Service, Incentives and Grants for Employers and Supports available in the workplace.


The next walk will take place on Sunday 8th March, meeting on the Crescent, Boyle at 10am. The walk will be on Glenfarne, it is a Grade C Flat walk (4 to 6-hour duration, Good level of fitness required). The walk leader is Lydia Fawls 086 1544418 / Mary Gorman 086 2548652.


Archaeology Above & Below, Ireland’s only annual community archaeology conference, is now in its seventh year and will take place in Rathcroghan Visitor Centre, Tulsk on Saturday 28th / Sunday 29th March. The purpose of this conference is to create a forum for discussion between communities and individuals who wish to interpret the story of the landscapes that we inhabit. This is achieved by a series of talks, and workshops detailing the aims, techniques and results of community-led research throughout Ireland and further afield. For the last six years, we have sought to inspire an interest in and love for the disciplines of history and archaeology, a curiosity in the unknown, and a willingness to uncover the gaps that appear in our knowledge of our past. Each year, we provide a different theme from which our speakers approach their talk, so that we are constantly re-evaluating and questioning what we know with fresh ideas and a new perspective. Phone: (071)9639268


The group are travelling to Galway and Connemara from Monday 15th to Friday 19th of June 2020. The group will be staying at the Connemara Coast Hotel in Furbo Co. Galway. Anyone interested please contact Mary Regan on 0861298355. 


Creative Frame members to the practicalities of mentoring we will host a Mentoring Workshop on Wednesday March 4th from 11.30am to 3pm. The workshop, for both mentors and mentees, offers an introduction to the mentoring mind set and explores the skills and approaches needed for mentoring to be successful for both parties. Leitrim County Council Arts Office’s Mentoring Bursary is currently open for applications taking part in this workshop is particularly recommended for any member intending to apply.  To be eligible for the forthcoming bursary at least one of the two parties, mentor or mentee, must have their practice based in the county. The application deadline is March 29th. We strongly urge any Creative Frame members who may have an interest in sharing their skills as a mentor, or in being a mentee, or both, either now or at any time in the future to attend this workshop. There is no charge to attend this workshop however numbers are limited so if you wish to attend to confirm your place e- mail Leslie at [email protected] The workshop will be facilitated by Monika Sapielak from the Centre for Creative Practices. During the workshop we will also hear from a number of artists including writers Brian Leyden and Ester Hoad, and visual artist Leonora Neary who have each been part of successful mentoring partnership as mentors or mentees. You will have the opportunity to discuss the challenges of finding a mentor as well as the logistics and practicalities of working with a mentor once you have agreed to work together. 


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. 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.  


Support for those grieving the loss of a loved one. Starts Tuesday 25th February at 8pm for 6 weeks in Boyle Family Resource Centre 0719663000. Cost: €3/Donation. Booking essential.


Support for those grieving the death of their spouse. Thursday March 12th & every second Thursday of the month from 7:30pm-9pm in Boyle Family Resource Centre 0719663000. Cost: €3/Donation.


Basic First Aid with Absolute Safety on Friday March 20th from 9.30am-5pm in Boyle Family Resource Centre 0719663000.  Booking essential. Cost: €80


Boyle Family Resource Centre have a women’s group every Monday Morning from 10am to 12pm. Everyone is welcome and a great space to meet new and old friends.


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 0860496467 to receive details. 


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.  


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: second Thursday of each month 10am-11am sharp. Cost included in Baby and 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 28th February from 10am-11.30am in Boyle Family Resource Centre. Cost: €2 or donation.


A weekly group for young people aged 13-18 years who identify as members of the LGBTI+ community.  Opportunity to try some fun activities, seek advice/support. Tuesday February 25th from 5.30pm-7pm in Boyle Family Resource Centre.  An interagency project together with Boyle FRC & Foroige.


Spanish Class with Laura, Intermediate Class Thursday’s from 11am-12pm.  Beginners Class Thursday’s from 12pm-1pm in Boyle Family Resource Centre 0719663000.  Cost is €40 for 6 sessions or €10 each session. Booking essential.


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


2 Yoga Classes and 2 Pilates Classes: Free for over 55’s and €5 for under 55 years of age.  Dates to be arranged. For more information, please contact Boyle Family Resource Centre on 0719663000.





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