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This year is the 20th Anniversary of National Spring Clean which is Ireland’s largest and longest running anti-litter campaign and we need your help! April is National Spring Clean Month and we would encourage all groups in County Roscommon to get involved and organise a clean up in their area. All participating groups will receive a litter clean up kit with all the materials they need and our litter warden will remove the bags of collected litter. Register with An Taisce  or telephone 01 4002219 – this is for insurance purposes and you will also receive clean up materials  Let us know when you clean up is on Tel: 1850 L-I-T-T-E-R (1850 54 88 37) and arrange collection of bags of litter.  Additional materials requests (please do this 5 days in advance of your clean up as the Litter Wardens are really busy this time of year)


Anyone thinking of dusting down their old tennis rackets or indeed buying themselves a new one? Adult tennis for fun will take place in Boyle Tennis Club on Wednesday mornings at 11am starting Wednesday 11th April. Beginners and all levels are welcome. Casual meet up and maybe even a cuppa afterwards. For more information text 087 629 0423.


The Boyle to Lough Key Forest Park Service from King House Bus Stop is now up and running until 31st October 2018.  The Lough Key Forest Park Service links visitors to the park seven days per week, providing four return scheduled services daily. It also serves Boyle Marina.

CASTLECOOTE HOUSE MYTHS & HISTORY                                               

Castlecoote House is hosting a second series of Myth & History Series of talks. The next one will take place on Thursday 12th April this called a Jew in the Margins: Paul of Tarsus the “Founder “of Christianity. Talk will be given by Dr Luke Macnamara. Lectures begin at 10.45am for further information email [email protected]  


The next meeting of the Curlew Walkers will be taking  place on Sunday 15th April, meeting on the Crescent at 10am. Your leader for the day on the day will be Pam Barnes 087 202 7513. This will be a Climb/ Flat Grade B, Cloontypruglish to Tieybaun. Please confirm times with leader or website prior to each walk


The objective of this Seminar is to provide an overview of the enhanced privacy rights being given to individuals and what you must do in your business to comply with the new rules.  This will take place on Wednesday 18th April at 10am until 12 noon in the Spool Factory and  is a Free event.


Bishop Kevin Doran is inviting families across the 37 parishes of the Diocese of Elphin to a family picnic fun day in Lough Key Forest Park, Boyle on Sunday 22nd April 2018. The celebration is part of diocesan preparations for the World Meeting of Families which will take place in August 2018. Speaking at the event launch at the Forest Park on Saturday, Bishop Kevin said, “this is a celebration of family in an atmosphere of fun, sharing and friendship. Families of other religious traditions and of none are our neighbours and friends and I want them to feel most welcome on this family day.  The day will begin at 1pm and continue until 6pm with an official opening at 2.30pm. There will be face painting, dance workshops and outdoor games to play. Musicians, singers and choirs will share their gifts and create a family atmosphere. Families may choose to do some of the walks around the park and gain some insight into the history of Lough Key Forest Park. An opportunity will also be available to explore the beauty of creation and consider how we can care for our common home. Families can discover the Family Cube, a resource to help families on their journey of faith and love. Admission to the event is free, with free parking.  Families are encouraged to bring their own picnic or avail of Lough Key’s on-site catering. BBQ’s are permitted. Families are also invited to bring a bit of extra food for a sharing table. A programme of events for the day will be available shortly.


“Vótáil 100 – Votes for Women” Will be held in King House this April. Boyle has been chosen to host the event due to its connection with Margaret Cousins, she was an  educationist, suffragist and theosophist who established the All India Women’s Conference. Margaret was born on 7th November 1878 and lived on the Crescent in Boyle, There will be  a wide panel of speakers including Senator Ivana Bacik, Mary McAuliffe (UCD), Claire McGing (Maynooth University) and Sandra Collins (Director National Library of Ireland). Maire Egan Paul and Keith Monro will talk about ‘Margaret Cousins and the Irish Women’s Franchise League’. This is a full day conference will be held on Wednesday April 25th, starting at 9am to 5pm. For further information or to book contact Mary Mullins 090 66 37321 or 090 37243 email [email protected]                                                                                                                                                                                  


The holiday group will travel to North Donegal on Monday 4th June until Friday 8th June, staying at the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny. Enquiries to Mary Regan 0861298355 or 0719663544.


A five-day Manual Handling Instructors Course QQI Level 6 will take place at Boyle Enterprise Centre this May. The course will provide participant with the knowledge and skill to provide manual handling training and to manage workplace risks. Course content includes Legislative requirements, Anatomy and back care, Ergonomic principles and risk assessment, Manual handling principles and techniques, Planning and design of manual handling training programmes, delivery of manual handling training. Course dates May 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th. Times 9.30/4.30. For more information or to book places please email [email protected] or call 071 9673440.


Darkness into Light is an Annual 5k Walk/Run in aid of Pieta House. On Saturday the 12th of May a community will come together at St Joseph’s Hall and walk in support of positive mental health. This is a truly unique experience made by YOU. Family, friends and friends you haven’t met yet gathering in support of those who may be struggling or those we have lost. Together we stand together as a community and shine a beacon of light and hope. This will be Boyle’s second year to host the world wide event.


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 take home as well as organic fruit and vegetables, 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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