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The outdoor night-time Christmas Market will take place on Friday 1st December from 5pm to 9pm and again on Saturday 2nd December this will run alongside the annual Christmas Craft Fair in King House. The grounds and stalls will be fully lit and decorated in a Christmas atmosphere.  There will be a large variety of stalls that will include delicious Hot Vegetarian Food; Handmade Christmas Decorations; Hand-made crafts; Jewellery; Woollen hats and items of clothing; Christmas lights and decorations and Christmas produce.


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 Saturday 16th December.

All children in your school are invited to draw/paint a picture with a Christmas in Boyle theme. The only criteria are that it be A4 size with the child’s name, school and child’s age on the back of the drawing/painting. Winners will be selected and notified on Friday December through their school, and the winners will join Santa on his new sleigh and assist him in turning on the lights in Boyle this Christmas while receiving a special gift from him. Completed drawings must be dropped into Brian Kelly, Better Buys/Suprises, The Crescent, Boyle on or before 29th November.


The Church Hall, Boyle will be holding their Sale of Works on Friday 1st December at 7.30pm. Sale include: Work, Country Produce, White Elephant, Books, Cake and Bottle Stall, Hoopla and teas.


Tommy Fleming will bring his special Christmas Show to Kiernan Castle on Sunday 3rd December, 2017. This promises to be a special night of music and song with his band in the beautiful setting of Kiernan Castle – a Christmas show not to be missed.


A Santa Dast will be taking place on Sunday 3rd December in Lough Key. Boyle at 12 noon. Medals and category trophies open 040/50/60 and u 10/12/14. Register on line at or on the day from 11am. Refreshments afterwards.


The fifth chapbook is being launched by Gerry Boland in King House, Boyle, at 5pm on Friday 8th December. There will be refreshments and an open-mic afterwards with music, poems, and very short stories – so the evening will be interesting and hopefully fun. Come punctually to put your name down to perform, and also to buy a book or two (for the poem people in your life).


Taking place in the Church of Ireland Boyle on 9th December at 7.30pm the Christmas Concert which will include the Serendipity Singers and the Nightinggals with Ilse Lubbers and Derek Mahady on the Organ. Performing seasonal works and Haydns  Little Organ Mass For further information please call Ilse on 087 1830 711..


The clubs AGM was held in the clubhouse on Sunday 19th of November. The clubs Management Committee for 2018 comprises of the following members – Chairperson Terry Canning, Honorary Secretary Martin Wynne, Honorary Treasurer Paul Connolly, Greens Convenor Michael Rush, Clubhouse Convenor Vincent Egan, Junior Convenor Brendan Gaffney. They are joined on the committee by Jonathan Egan, Liam Whyte, Liam Mullaney, Patrick Egan, Liz Dwyer, Susan O’Mahoney, Marie Hanmore-Cawley, Michael Simon, Gerry O’Hara, Mary O’Hara and Willie Tiernan. In the men’s 18 hole stableford played on the same day, Sean Heslin kept it in the family by beating Shane Loftus on countback, both having 41 points. Patrick Egan came in third with 40 points. Upcoming date includes the ever popular men’s and ladies Christmas Bonanza competition which will take place on Sunday the 10th of December.


Boyle Model Railway is a community project, being built by the community for the community. Boyle Men’s Shed is next door to the Courthouse needs help. Martin is busy with a beautiful river, harbour and hill scene. David is building a farm and Jonathan a football pitch. Can you help or do you have ideas. It’s Ireland!!!


St. Joseph’s Boys National School Parents Association Monster Christmas Draw will take place on Thursday December 21st in the school. Proceeds from the draw will go towards ICT equipment for the school. Please support this worthy cause.


We offer Beginner and Intermediate Yoga classes to both ladies and gents to suit all levels. Classes span across the week, Monday to Friday with both evening and daytime classes.

If you are interested in joining us just ring/text Christine 087 225 1138 : Mags 086 8360 111


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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