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Curlieu Wheelers Cycling club would like to thank the following for their help and assistance in raising €9000 last weekend for Niamh’s Journey There: Management and staff of Londis and Supervalu supermarkets, Garda Michael Pilkington and Superintendent Seamus Boyle, David Greene, Darren Purcell, Abbey College TY students, Better Buys, Carmels Skincare and Beauty, Ann Wynne Fitness, Brogan’s Pharmacy, Smith, Kelly, Scott, Keith Conroy, Trailcyling, local media, all the bucket collectors and the many guest cyclists from the club and the town who participated on either or both days. The generosity of the community to the cycle has been outstanding and the club wish Niamh well for the future.


INSIDE [CRAFT] invites you to its Pop Up Retail Event on Culture Night 2017 at 4.00 pm on Friday 22 September in Lough Key Forest Park Visitor Centre, Boyle. This event, introducing the new INSIDE [CRAFT] Network, will be an opportunity to meet craftspeople, hear about what inspires them, see and purchase their work, in the beautiful surroundings of Lough Key Forest Park The Pop Up Retail event will continue on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th from 10am to 5pm each day. INSIDE [CRAFT] is a strong, vibrant network representing the craftspeople, artists and designers of Cavan, Leitrim, Longford and Roscommon.


All are welcome to join the walks for an Open weekend which takes place on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September. Both days meeting on the Crescent, Boyle at 10am. The Saturday walk programme will be, Level C. Castlebaldwin to Balinafad, route will follow the historical trail over the Bricklieve Mountains, length 12km with 200m climb, time 3 to 4 hours. Level A.Castlebaldwin to Boyle, route will follow the historical trail over the Bricklieve and Curlew Mountains, length 18km with 400m climb. Water proof boots needed for the Curlews, time 6 hours approx. Sunday walks programme: Level C. Arigna Mining Experience to Keadue, This route will follow a steady climb up the slopes of Kilronan Mountain, yielding a fine view of Lough Allen. The route takes us past the Mining Experience and continues towards the top of Kilronan Mountain, then sweeping downwards into Keadue. Length 7 km with 200m climb, 3 to 3.5 hours. Level A. Arigna  Mining Experience to Lough Key. This route will follow a steady climb up the slopes of Kilronan Mountain, yielding a fine view of Lough Allen. The route takes us past the Mining Experience and continues towards the top of Kilronan Mountain, then sweeping downwards into Keadue. The route will then follow the historical trail past Lough Meelagh on to the Bogside Inn and then on to Crossna. From Crossna we continue on the Historical trail to Lough Key. Length 20km with 260m climb, time 6 hours approx. For further information Contact Philip James 086 3353000 or Tom Browne 087 2379632 For reasons of safety and personal comfort, all members and guests walking with the club must have the following basic items of equipment: Strong waterproof boots, Waterproof clothing and a walking stick, Woollen hat and gloves, adequate food and liquids, A whistle and a rucksack for all items.


Registration Night for all New and Existing members will be held on Wednesday 20th September between 7.00 pm and 9.00 pm in the Scout Den. All Parents who wish to enrol a child for the coming year must please register them on this night. The minimum age is strictly 6 years old. Please note that while they are accepting registration of New Members, places will be dependent both on returning member numbers and Leader numbers and therefore cannot be immediately guaranteed. Weekly meetings will resume where possible the following week, beginning Monday 25th September. Due to a shortage of Leaders, some of our Sections will not be able to re-open, as things stand. We are trying to address this situation, and appeal to anyone that may be willing to help out, to please take that leap of faith and contact us. Being a Leader can be hugely rewarding, many people even finding that they enjoy it!! Full training will be provided, particular skills are not required. Anyone who may be interested in becoming a Leader in any of the Sections would be most welcome and can contact the Group Leader on 086 8360222 or any Leader for further details.


This year we are marking Culture Night in Boyle Library with the awards ceremony for all those children that have completed this year’s Summer Stars challenge. This will take place in the Boyle Library on Friday 22nd September at 6.15pm and will be followed at 6.30pm by the wonderful Chris Thompson providing a storytelling session for 7 – 10 years old.


Next Angling Competition will be the Martin Mitchell Cup which will be taking place on Lough Key on Sunday 24th September. Fishing from 11am until 6pm and this will be a Boat Competition. Also taking place this month will be the Paddy Kelly Cup which will take place on Lough Gara on Saturday 30th August from 10am until 4pm.


King House in Boyle will be the venue for a Public Meeting of County Roscommon Joint Policing Committee. It will take place on Thursday 28th September commencing at 7pm All members of the public are invited to attend and put questions to the committee concerning policing in the county. Questions should be received no later than Thursday 21st September to Breta Coyle, Community and Enterprise, Aras an Chontae, Roscommon or to [email protected] The Roscommon Joint Policing Committee (JPC) was established under the Garda Síochána Act 2005 and is a partnership between the Elected Members and Staff of Roscommon County Council, Oireachtas Members, An Garda Síochána, and the Community. The Roscommon JPC is a forum where matters that affect policing in the County can be discussed. Cllr Rachel Doherty is the local public representative on the committee and Brian Nerney is the local Business Community representative.


Lough Key Forest Park will again be a centre of action on Sunday September 24th when Sligo Orienteering club will hold a score event in the Park. The day will commence at 11am. This event has only one start time as it is a mass start event. Please do not come late. Please arrive no later than 11.00am with a mass start to commence shortly afterwards. Meet at the campsite entrance.


The Diocese is hosting the Pastoral Gathering again this year in Boyle, and are assisting in its preparation. The Icon of the Holy Family (World Meeting of Families) will be present for veneration at the Gathering on Saturday 7th October and again in St Joseph’s Church on the Sunday and Monday. St Joseph’s Church are working on a Celebration of Baptism for those Baptised in the last year in October and have discussed lighting the Church and its grounds.


This year’s Run Walk n Roll in aid of Cancer Research will take place in Boyle on Sunday the 15th of October. Due to the timing of the event it has being decided to give a percentage of this year’s fund to ‘Niamhs Journey There ‘ fund. Hopefully the money (in excess of €160.000) raised in Boyle over the last 21 years will have benefited many on their journey with Cancer and hopefully will benefit Niamh on her difficult journey. Please like and share our page Run Walk N Roll to spread the word. More details to follow soon.


Do you know an individual, organisation/group or school in County Roscommon who deserves to have their volunteer work rewarded? If so – Roscommon Volunteer Information Service are seeking nominations for the Roscommon Volunteer Awards 2017. There are five categories –   Young Volunteer of the Year: Older Volunteer of the Year: Group/Organisation of the Year: Schools Civic Social Engagement Award (New in 2017): Volunteer of the Year Nomination Forms are now available and can be obtained with criteria from Bridie on 094 98 62565 or email [email protected] Closing Date for nominations is midnight October 9th. The Awards ceremony will be held on December 1st 2017 “Celebrating Voluntary Activity in Community Life in County Roscommon”


Boyle Food Partnership was established in July 2017, following the realisation that some households are experiencing food shortages due to a lack of money.  Food supplies are limited and available to those most in need, those who are going without today … not to replenish a cupboard for an unidentified rainy day. We look forward to serving you. If you or anyone you know is going without food due to economic or other hardship, please let them know we are up and running and ask them to get in touch. We will help as best we can. This service is confidential. Tel 071 966 3000 or text 086 738 7910. Email

[email protected]  or Facebook messenger Poverty and Homelessness. All messages will be responded to on the date of receipt.


The Market takes place every Saturday in the Grounds of King House, Boyle from 10am until 2pm…If you would like to enjoy the best locally grown fresh and organic produce, then a trip to the Courtyard Market should be on your agenda. There is a wide range of seasonal produce, Vegetarian hot meals to eat here or take home as well as organic fruit and vegetables, homemade jams and marmalade, organic free range eggs,, sour dough/ spelt bread and all kinds of delicious home bakes are available every week. Alongside the food stalls are a number of crafters selling their handmade wares. So why not come along and have a chat with the stall holders and avail of their ideas. For further information please call Una Bhan on 071 9663 033


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 9663033. We also offer office services such as Photo Copying, Scanning, Laminating, Typing, Faxing, Binding and Printing are carried out at the Una Bhan office in the grounds of  King House, for further information please contact the office on 071 966 3033.

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