ATTENTION FARMING COMMUNITY – ARE YOU READY TO MOVE AWAY FROM THE ‘BLUE BOOK’?
All Farmers use the ‘Blue Book’ to record their herd and activity on the farm, however with the Department of Agriculture increasingly moving towards online communications and all BPS applications having to be completed online, it’s never been more important that the farming community are equipped with digital skills.
Úna Bhán Tourism are delivering FREE Roscommon LEADER Partnership Digital Skills Training Courses for the Farming Community (5 x 2hr training course) on various dates in Sept, Oct and Nov, please call Patricia on 071 966 3033 to Register your interest / Book your FREE course. The training programme is funded through the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE) and Úna Bhán Tourism are delighted that Boyle Library Services are providing their venue to facilitate the training courses. This unique opportunity to develop digital skills in a fun and easy way (max 10 participants per course) to learn the basic functions for beginners or those eager to improve. The course includes how to set up an email account, send and receive emails / how to search the internet in a safe and secure way / Complete vehicle taxation online instead versus in paper form / Set up your own banking online account and learn how to bank on line. More importantly for the farming community the training will teach how to register your farm on Agfood.ie, which allows you to Record the Birth of a Calf; Complete and Print Farm-to-Farm Movements; & Print your Herd Profile for your Farm Accountant. Call 071 966 3033 now to BOOK your FREE place.
BOYLE TENNIS CLUB
A new 8-week term of junior tennis coaching is commencing on Wednesday 5th September. Group times are 3:30/4:30/5:30pm depending on age and standard. All equipment is provided. To sign up please call our tennis coach Tim on 083 1155374 .
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT BOYLE CELTIC
To cater for the large numbers of children who registered at Boyle Celtic’s recent registration nights, we are asking for more volunteers to help out at all age groups. Volunteers are especially required for the u10 boys, u14 & u16 girls and u16 boys.
GATEWAYS’ LAUNCH IN KING HOUSE
An exhibition titled ‘Gateways’ by Fiona McDonald will launch in King House, Boyle on Saturday September 1st. As construction of the new visual art space at the Roscommon Arts Centre continues, Gateways is one of a series of offsite projects presented across the county. Following a series of visits to sites in the Boyle region, artist Fiona McDonald has produced a series of works exploring live networks and the idea of making these communication/data systems more visible. The launch takes place on September 1st from 3pm where the artist Fiona McDonald will be in conversation with curator Linda Shevlin. It runs until September 27th
A guided All Day Theatrical Heritage Bus Tour to Roscommon’s most iconic heritage sites, bringing their stories to life and creating an unforgettable experience for all ages. Your guide will take you on a journey through time, revealing the stories which have connected these sites for centuries, from Gaelic Ireland to the birth of the Irish Free State. At each location on the tour you will be introduced to a dedicated site guide in full period costume who will bring the fascinating history and stories of their site to life before your eyes, and will take place on each Saturday up until and including Saturday 8th September for further information contact Una Bhan on 071 966 3033.
DAS ACADEMY REGISTRATION IN BOYLE
DAS Academy (Dance, Act Sing) will hold a registration day in St. Joseph’s Boys School in Boyle on Tuesday 4th September. Registration time is 3.30pm until 5pm. Pop along for a chat about the classes with the DAS Academy team and to register your child/children and get all info on DAS Academy 2018/19. The September term will commence the following week Tuesday 11th September. New dance Classes on Thursdays in September: Boys/Girls 6yrs -8yrs (Hip Hop / Commercial Dance) Girls/Boys 9yrs -12yrs (Hip Hop / Commercial Dance). Girls/Boys 13yrs – 17yrs (Hip Hop / Commercial Dance) DAS ADULT CLASSES (Dance, Fitness, Fun) Call/Email DAS Academy Team for more info on Email: [email protected] or 0863266146
IRISH DANCE CLASSES RESUME IN BOYLE
Shannon Academy of Irish Dance will recommence soon in Boyle. Classes will take place in St. Joseph’s Hall on Thursday 6th and Friday 7th September, All grades and ages catered for. Further information from 086 4165 042 or 086 8679 950 or [email protected] Shannon Academy of Irish Dance is committed to providing quality Irish Dance instruction and is based in Boyle & Roscommon.
HEALTH & WELLBEING CRAFT FAIR
A Health and Wellbeing Craft Fair will be held in Boyle in September. The Fair will take place in the Spool Factory Event Centre on Sunday September 9th from 11am to 6pm. The event is open to all complementary therapists, crafters, soap makers, crystals etc. If you are unsure if your craft is suitable please message Lucy below. To book your table or for more details contact Lucy through Facebook, email [email protected] or phone 0896038531
CURLEW WALKERS CLUB
The next meeting of the Curlew Walkers will be Sunday 9th September meeting on Crescent, Boyle at 10 am and will leave for Leean and Doons. This will be Climb Grade B. The leader for the day will be David Brett who can be contacted on 086 8841 763.. Please confirm times with leader or website prior to each walk www.walkingboyle.com
COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENT PROGRAMME 2018
The Community Enhancement Programme (CEP) – Men’s Sheds offers funding to Men’s Sheds who are currently affiliated with the Irish Men’s Sheds Association. The Department of Rural and Community Development provide the funding which will be administered through Roscommon LCDC and the Community and Enterprise section of Roscommon County Council. There is €1,449 funding available per Men’s Shed in the County and funding will be allocated equally to all Men’s Sheds in the county that submit a valid application. Eligible Projects are small scale capital projects only for example, office equipment, project resources, building upgrades, energy efficiency equipment, safety equipment etc. Approval of successful projects will take place in September and all monies must be claimed with receipts no later than November 30th 2018. Full details of the scheme and application form is available on www.roscommoncoco.ie or by contacting the Community and Enterprise Section of Roscommon County Council on 09066 37235 or via email [email protected] Closing date for receipt of completed application forms is 31st August, 2018. Procurement must be submitted with the application form.
BOYLE GOLF CLUB RESULTS
It has been a great few weeks for the younger golfers of the club with Lewis Shaw winning the Strokeplay competition held on Sunday the 12th August with a great score of 62 nett, followed this week by Ciaran Beirne who had his first big win in the club on Sunday the 19th August, claiming the James Shivnan Memorial Cup with an unbeatable 44 points with yet another young golfer, Cillian Doyle, taking second place with 42 points. Well done to all three, who will surely be hard to overlook for places on interclub teams in 2019 if they continue to bring in such strong scores. Other prizes in the James Shivnan Memorial competition went to Charlie O’Donnell who took the prize for best gross score and Tom Kearney who came 3rd , continuing a recent run of form, as he was also the winner of the 12 hole Stableford competition held on Thursday the 16th August with 28 points, beating Michael Simon and Lorcan Egan in to 2nd and 3rd respectively, all 3 having 28 points and separated only on “countback”. We were gratified to note a strong turnout for the competition in memory of James Shivnan and we wish to thank all those friends of James who travelled from other clubs to take part.
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,
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.