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The Centre will be holding a FREE Mini Garden Design Consultation every Wednesday from 4th October until 25th October commencing at 11am until 12.30pm. Bring along photos and an outline sketch and get 30minutes of ideas and inspiration form out professional Garden Designer on creating your perfect garden.


As you may be aware, the town of Boyle was the recipient of The Bank of Ireland Most Enterprising Town Award 2017. To celebrate this accolade, the town will play host to an Enterprise and Innovation event in The Spool Factory in Boyle on the evening of October 6th from 6.30 pm to 9.15 pm. As well as involving the business community, the initiative involves the wider community and local schools to ensure everyone can get involved and be part of the positive experience. As part of the evening there will be exhibition spaces for local businesses to meet new customers and interact with other local businesses.  There will also be exhibition spaces for clubs, societies, associations etc., from the locality, with all displaying at the event. The event promises to be a fantastic showcase of Enterprise and Community, and will feature a panel discussion on the Future of Boyle and presentations from local schools who are partaking in Bank of Irelands Young Entrepreneurship Programme Bizworlds. Special guest on the night will be Entrepreneur, Businessman and Broadcaster Bobby Kerr. There is no charge for exhibitors and admission is free for this event. Tea/Coffee and refreshments being served by Bank of Ireland.  If you could attend and exhibit and bring with you your family, friends and customers as this will make the event a really enjoyable and worthwhile experience for all in Boyle. Businesses, clubs and societies interested in taking part in the events can register by emailing Grainne King – [email protected] or calling into the Boyle branch of Bank of Ireland to speak to a member of staff.


The Diocese is hosting the Pastoral Gathering again this year in Boyle, and is 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 event will take place in the Bush Hotel, Carrick on Shannon on Saturday 7th October at 10.30 until 4.30 and is being sponsored by the Galilee Community, Tintagh, Boyle. Speakers on the day will be Nellie McLaughlin who is a native of Donegal and a member of the Sisters of Mercy, Northern Province.  Eamon Ryan is the Leader of the Green Party who’s main task is building the Party. Eamon formerly chaired the Digital and Energy Policy Groups for the Institute of International and European Affairs in Dublin. For further information and bookings call 071 9664 101 or email [email protected]  


The next meeting of the Curlew Walkers club will be taking  place on Sunday 8th October meeting on the Crescent, Boyle at 10am. This will be a Climb Grade A/B at Leam/Hnagmans Hill with your leaders being David Brett 086 8841 763 and Tom Browne 087 2379 632 at Please confirm times with leader or website prior to each walk


Now in its 22nd year in Boyle, will take place on Sunday the 15th of October at 3pm at St. Joseph’s Hall Boyle. A percentage of the funds raised this year will be donated to ‘Niamh’s Journey There’ as she continues her difficult journey! Check out this link: The theme of this year’s run is ‘Fight back against Cancer’ so that we all come out and fight against it together, both for Niamh and anyone else who benefits from the funds raised for Cancer Research in Ireland. It is a 5.4km run/walk and we encourage everyone to come out and participate, fancy dress is welcome. Entry is on the day and refreshments will be served afterwards. Sponsor cards available. In excess of €160,000 has been raised for cancer research in Boyle, through this event over the last 21 years. Hopefully this money has benefitted people through their journey with cancer and will benefit Niamh on her journey in this difficult time. Looking forward to seeing you all there to support this worthy cause. Contact Damian Regan 0863942388


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”


Winter Open 9 Hole S/Ford which took place on Sunday 24th September with winner being Gerry Carty 21pts, 2nd Michael Connolly 20pts and 3rd Pat Conroy 19pts. The Roscommon cup to be held in Ballaghaderreen Golf Club has been re-arranged for Saturday 14th October. Winter league will be coming up soon and a sheet is Available on the Notice board. Please put your name down if you would like to play in this competition


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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