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Boyle Tennis Club will be holding Music Classes on Tuesday 9th October at 7.30. The tuition is available for most instruments including, Whistle, Flute, Fiddle, Banjo, Button Accordion, Keyboard, Bodhran, Guitar, Piano Accordion. For further information, call or text Bernard on 086 8054 233.


Roscommon Public Participation Network are offering FREE Community Development & Sustainability (Incl. Funding) training workshops starting in Boyle on Wednesday 10th Oct. To book a place or for more information please contact Brenda McNicholas on 090 666 5735 or email [email protected]. Places are limited.


The next meeting of the club will take place on Friday 12th October at 10am until 11.30am. The book up for discussion is The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson. Refreshment are provided on the day.


Sean Brennan will be appearing at the Church of Ireland Supper Social in The Four Provinces on Friday 12th October 2018 at 9pm. Tickets are available at Una Bhan Craft Shop in the Grounds of King House, Boyle.


The benefits of a good night’s sleep should never be underestimated. Poor sleep patterns have been linked with obesity, lack of concentration and greater risk of heart disease, among other worrying health issues. If you want to learn how to sleep better, join experienced coaching expert Charlotte Mary Wray at Ardcarne Garden Centre, BOYLE, Saturday 13th October from 10am until 1pm. At the workshop you’ll discover how to use relaxation techniques and how to manage stress better to ensure that you nod off easily and wake up feeling refreshed


As part of Social Inclusion Week, Úna Bhán Craft Shop, Grounds of King House, Boyle will host three mornings of FREE storytelling and hot chocolate. Focusing on pre-school children and their parents / guardians with young children that may feel lonely and experiencing social isolation and welcome the opportunity to spend a couple of hours in the company of others while immersing themselves in Irish Legend stories. Please come along from 9.30am to 11.30am on Monday Oct 15th, Tuesday Oct 16th and / or Wednesday Oct 17th. Call in or phone Anna on 071 966 3033 to book your free place. This event is supported by Roscommon County Council Social Inclusion Unit contact Colm Kelly for more information on 090 66 37259.


As part of Social Inclusion Week, Úna Bhán will host a morning at Boyle Farmers Market incorporating cookery demonstrations by Flo to provide healthy wholesome food with a main focus on those living on a budget, called ‘Healthy Foods & Healthy Minds’. This year’s Social Inclusion week’s theme is ‘Healthy Roscommon’ and all are very welcome to participate in an interactive and social event on Saturday 20th October from 10am to 2pm in the Grounds of King House, Boyle. The Courtyard Market, Boyle takes place every Saturday from 10am to 2pm in the grounds of King House. This event is supported by Roscommon County Council Social Inclusion Unit contact Colm Kelly for more information on 090 66 37259.


Proudly present “Loophole” by John McManus. A hilarious comedy in 3 acts, a side splitting comedy that will have you shaking in your seats and begging for more. This comedy will take place in St, Joseph’s Hall, Boyle on Saturday 20th October at 8.30 and will be in aid of Roscommon Safelink. Tickets are available from Rosali shop Elphin Street and Una Bhan Craft Shop in the grounds of King House. For more information contact 071 966 4200 or [email protected]


The next meeting of the Curlew Walkers will take place on 21st October. Meeting on the Crescent, Boyle at 9am with your leaders for the day being Eugene Griffin 0862560400 and Zita Griffin 0863661336. This will be a Climb/Flat at Ben Gorm/Famine Walk, Grade A/ B. Please confirm times with leader or website prior to each walk


This event will take place on Sunday 21st October at 3pm at St. Joseph’s Hall, Boyle. Run Walk N Roll is in its 23rd year in Boyle. This year’s theme is: ‘We Won’t Give Up Until Cancer Does’ 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 are also available. Check out this page regularly for updates. Looking forward to seeing you all there to support this worthy cause once again. Contact Damian Regan 0863942388


The next Blood donation clinic will take place in St, Joseph’s Hall Boyle on Wednesday 24th October from 4.30 until 8pm.


Boyle Bridge Club continues for the autumn season every Wednesday and will take place in the Spool Factory on St. Patrick Street from 7.30pm. New members are always welcome.


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, 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.


Úna Bhán Tourism are conducting a project called Mná na Buille, a celebration of the culture and creativity of the women from the community of Boyle, especially those born prior to 1940. The project will capture their stories and experiences through different times and situations, often funny, often sad, but all amazing. Stories that reflect growing up in the local community, going to school, the chores they had to do, how they socialised, met their partners and how their lives led them through marriage and rearing families. Stories lost if not recorded and passed to future generations reflecting their strength and endurance during different times, bringing rural and urban experiences and bridging different classes together. The project will reflect and respect specific identities in a positive way to also include women with Dementia and those that may now find their homes in care and nursing homes. If interested in being involved or telling your stories, please call Anna in Úna Bhán Tourism on 071 966 3033. Úna Bhán Tourism “Mna na Buille” is supported by the Creative Ireland Programme, an all-of-Government five-year initiative, from 2017 to 2022, which places creativity at the centre of public policy. Further information from creative and


Started in 2001, Relax Kids is one of the pioneering companies in children’s mindfulness and relaxation. The group produce quality relaxation books and CDs that help children relax with a network of fantastic coaches who run classes for children privately and in schools. Relax Kids is used in over 500,000 schools and homes in the UK and aims to boost your child’s self-esteem, improve their confidence and help create peaceful thoughts. Please visit ‘Relax Kids with Sarah – Roscommon & Sligo’ on Facebook or contact 0830618006 for further information.


An 18 hole Stableford, sponsored by Brogan’s TotalHealth Pharmacy took place on Sunday the 23rd. Lewis Shaw was triumphant on this occasion with 36 points, just pushing Gerry Carty into second place on “countback”. In third place was a new name among the prize-winners in Boyle Golf Club, Michael Keane, with 35 points in one of his first competitions marking him as someone to watch in 2019. The competition on Sunday the 30th was also an 18 hole stableford, sponsored by Golfstyle , Irelands number 1 golf shop, based in the Liosban Business Park on the Tuam Road in Galway. The King Harmon Cup is to be competed for this year in a new format. Traditionally played for as a matchplay (“knock out”) competition over several months, this year it will be competed for over 3 weekends in October in 18 hole stableford format, with a player’s 2 best cards out of the 3 weeks being combined to give his total. If 2 or more cards tie for first place, the winner will be decided on the best third card.


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,


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.


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