Boyle Community Notes

Boyle community weekly notes


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.


Boyle Athletic Club is pleased to announce a new ‘Couch to 5k’ nine week programme.’ The programme is designed for male and female. If you would like to get fit, lose weight or simply try your hand at running, then the “C25K” programme should suit you. Registration for the C25K programme is now available on-line via The cost of the club annual membership is €40 and is inclusive of the C25K programme. The C25K Programme will commence on Tuesday March 3rd. If you have any queries with your registration, please contact the secretary at Boyle AC on [email protected] or via their Facebook page.


Boyle Parochial National School will hold an Open Afternoon from 1.30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Wed March 11th and all are welcome to visit. Boyle Parochial National School is a two classroom school providing all inclusive primary educational opportunities for all children between the ages of 4 and 12.

Are you interested in telling your story? Úna Bhán Tourism is conducting a new project called Fír na Búille, a celebration of the culture and creativity of the men from the community of Boyle. This follows on from our previous successful project and published book ‘Mna na Buille’. We would especially love to hear from men born prior the 1940s, up to 1960 making our age (from 60 years and older). The project will capture their stories and experiences through different times and situations, often funny, often sad, but all amazing. Stories that reflect growing up in the local community, going to school, the chores they had to do, how they socialised, met their partners and how their lives led them through marriage and rearing families and careers. Stories lost if not recorded and passed to future generations reflecting their strength and endurance during different times, bringing rural and urban experiences and bridging different classes together. If you are interested or know someone that will like to be involved in this project, which will result in a book publication ‘Fír na Búille’, please contact Anna in Úna Bhán Tourism on 071 966 3033.


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 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.


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.


‘The Wood for the Trees’ will be a day-long event in Lough Key Interpretative Centre (the Events Room) and will feature readings and talks by three nature writers/broadcasters and two nature poets, as well as a guided woodland walk, presentations by two leading Irish NGOs working in the area of nature/wildlife/biodiversity and an end-of-day panel discussion with audience participation. In another reading slot, four poets (could you be one of these?) will read their newly-composed nature/biodiversity poems, plus a few of their favourite nature poems from around the world. Write a poem on the theme of nature and / or biodiversity and be in with a chance of winning €50 – Plus the opportunity to read your poem at Roscommon’s first Nature Writing Festival, taking place in Lough Key Forest Park on Saturday May 23rd. Basic Rules: Poems should not be longer than 100 lines and can be a short as you like ; You can enter up to three poems ; There is no entry fee ; Email (no postal entries accepted) your poem/s to [email protected]  no later than Thursday 30th April 2020. Title your email NATURE POEMS A precondition of entry is that you will be available to read your poem at the festival on 23rd May, should your poem be one of the four poems chosen. The Wood for the Trees is supported by the Creative Ireland Programme, an all-of-Government five-year initiative, from 2017 to 2022, which places creativity at the centre of public policy. Further information from and”


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. 



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: boy[email protected] Telephone: 0719663000. Charity No: 20153519.  


Support for those grieving the loss of a loved one. Tuesdays 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 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 March 3rd 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.


Pilates with Oliver Nevin *limited availability* Booking essential. Advanced- Tuesday mornings 9.30am Cost €10 per session, Beginners- Tuesday mornings 10.30am Cost €10 per session


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 27th March from 10am-11.30am in Boyle Family Resource Centre.  Cost: €2 or donation.

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