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.
THANK YOU BOYLE
The Organisers of the Annual Boyle Outdoor Christmas Market that took place on Friday/Saturday the 1st and 2nd December would like to thank the Boyle and District Angling Club, Boyle Scouts, Ann McGlynn and Abbey Community College, Stallholders and Customers for making it a special few days and of course Boyletoday.com and Realboyle for the great photographs of the Outdoor Christmas Market. We here at Una Bhan Tourism thank you all for your continuous support for without which events like this
Experience the magic of Christmas with family and friends on Staurday 16th December at 3pm until 4pm in the Ardcarne Garden Centre with Ilsa Lubbver and her super Choir and special guest. Donations to Mayo/Roscommon Hospice.
CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT
Christmas is coming and nothing more says Christmas than Carol Singing. A lovely festive evening is in store on the 17th December in St Joseph’s Church Cloonloo. Director Roisin Egan with accompanist Leanard Dorrian. Funds to “Niamhs Journey There”
CHRISTMAS SUNDAY & LOUGH KEY
An afternoon of Free Festive fun will be taking place in Lough Key on Sunday 17th December with Reindeer Face Painting. Enjoy the outdoor nativity scene and say hello to the local donkey and some sheep. Santa will arrive with his helpers to say hello and would love to have his photo taken with you all. All this along with festive singing, minced pies, and mulled wine
JOSEPH’S CHURCH NOTES
Ecumenical Carol Service: The Annual Ecumenical Service will be held in St. Joseph’s Church on Thursday 14th December at 8pm. Included will be a collection in aid of Mayo / Sligo Hospice. Penitential Service: Penitential Service in preparation for Christmas will take place on Sunday 17th December at 7pm. Galilee Community Christmas Reflection: Christmas Reflection on Thursday 14th December at 8pm. ‘Christ the Saviour is Born’. Prayer and Refreshments. Contact: 071- 9664101. New Church Lighting: Some of the work is completed, lights shining on the walls are not complete and also some of the outside lighting. All will be completed in the New Year as we are waiting for some fittings.
Elphin Boxing Club will hold its second annual Christmas Tournament in Elphin Hall on Sunday 17th December with the first bout taking place at 2pm sharp. Visiting clubs will be travelling from such counties as Roscommon, Westmeath, Sligo, Longford, Mayo and Galway. There’ll be a variety of bouts on the night showcasing the boxing talent for visiting clubs and that of the local Elphin boxers. Admission on the night will be €10 per adult and €5 per minor but family concessions on the night as usual. Refreshments on the night. Please come and support your local boxers as they will no doubt do their Club proud.
BOYLE FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE DRAW
Draw will be held on Tuesday 19th December. 3 lovely Hampers. Lines €2 each or 3 for €5. Available during office hours every day.
WINTER SOLSTICE BAKE
Knockvicar Organic Garden are Winter Solstice Bake on Thursday 21st December from 9am until 4pm. Bring goodies and share using their wood-fired clay oven. Free Event. For any further details contact 0867 954 549
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 BNS CHRISTMAS DRAW
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.
ST STEPHEN’S DAY TREASURE HUNT
The annual St Stephen’s Day Treasure Hunt in aid of Hospice will take place in Lough Key Forest & Activity Park on Tuesday 26th Decemberat at 2.30pm. Information sheets will be given out in Answer the park and completed sheets to be handed in at Clarke’s Bar & Restaurant, St Patrick’s Street, Boyle where winners will be announced.
BOYLE GOLF CLUB
The Gents 18 hole stableford competition which was held on Sunday the 3rd of December was won by Sean Heslin with a score of 41 points, with second place going to Patrick Egan points.
BOYLE PRIMARY CARE TO OPEN IN JANUARY
Senator Frank Feighan has received confirmation from the HSE that the new Boyle Primary Care Centre will open to the public for services on Tuesday, January 9th. “The delays regarding the HSE’s operational timelines has been disappointing but I can categorically state that the state-of-the-art facility will now open on this date. “The day before the centre’s official opening, there will be an open day.
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
CV & OFFICE SERVICES
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.