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With just a few weeks until opening night, Boyle Musical Society is delighted to announce that tickets for its eagerly anticipated new show, ‘The Addams Family’, are on sale. ‘The Addams Family’ will be staged in St. Joseph’s Hall, Boyle from Wednesday, November 21st to Saturday November 24th and the performances will be at 8pm nightly. There will be a special Matinée performance on Saturday, November. 24th at 2:30pm. Tickets can be purchased from our new ticket office which is located at ÚnabhánTourism and Craft Shop in the grounds of King House, from 10am to 4pm every day excluding Sundays. Please note that tickets will be available for all performances but there is no pre-booking of allocated seats for the Wednesday and Thursday. performances. Tickets can also be booked by telephone on 071 9663033. This line will be open during booking office hours only, every day excluding Sundays, until November 24th. We accept credit card bookings. A detailed seating plan is now available on Click on ‘Shows’ for a look at the seating plan.

Boyle GAA are planning a Careers Evening on Friday 9th November at 8.30pm in the GAA Club House. This is a new initiative offering young players and their friends in the Community an opportunity to hear about College life and apprenticeships and the trials and tribulations of further education and training. Locals who have tread the paths will be there to answer any questions, and we hope the evening will inform, inspire and give the opportunity to young people to hear more about further education and training-the varied routes /colleges chosen /challenges / and career options that are available to them. Boyle GAA invite all 15-18 year olds and their parents (if they wish) to come along and hear the short presentations from a variety of professional and skilled young people who have chosen different career paths. The unknown for many- can bring excitement- but for others fear, thus hearing about college, apprenticeships and opportunities from those that have pursued these routes, will encourage young people to aspire to achieve their full potential in their chose career/interests.
The evening will commence at 8.30 pm and will be informal while informative. We welcome all young people GAA and non-GAA members alike. Please spread the word and mark your diary for Friday 9th November at 8.30pm.

Work is progressing on a memorial to the 127 men from Boyle who lost their lives in the Great War. Boyle lost more men in the last year of the Great War than in any other year. The memorial will be unveiled on Sunday November 11th at 11am at King House.

Experience the best of Christmas in the sparkling surroundings of the Ardcarne Garden Centre Christmas Shop and enjoy some family time together at a special event weekend. Renowned for its inspirational displays and stylish décor, the newly opened Ardcarne Garden Centre Christmas Shop is the place to visit on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th November. As part of the official opening celebrations there’s an opportunity to join with family, friends and neighbours to support your local Mayo-Roscommon Hospice while enjoying a glass of mulled wine and tasty nibbles.

This workshop in organised by Role Skillnet and will take place at Boyle Enterprise Centre on November 15th from 9.30/11.30. (Registration 9.00/9.30) The workshop is suitable for participants interested in exploring Excel’s capabilities to become more efficient in using and creating spreadsheets. For more information, please email [email protected] or call 086 203 9182. Role Skillnet provide funding and support for training for private businesses

Launch of Barry’s book by Dr Jason King who is the Academic Coordinator of the Irish Heritage Trust and National Famine Museum at Strokestown Park. The book is about the Workhouse in Boyle and emigration in famine times. It describes the building of and living conditions in the Workhouse. It tells the distressing tale of 52 orphan girls from the area, leaving on a Bianconi long cart and onwards on a sea voyage lasting 100 days to Australia. This was during the years 1848 to 1850, when 4114 orphan girls from Workhouses all over Ireland many as young as 14 years old were sent under the Earl Grey Irish orphans scheme to Sydney and beyond. Their passage was paid by the Australian Government as more females were required to offset the gender imbalance in the colony (8m:1F). Through correspondence with researchers (Irish Famine Memorial) based at the Hyde Park Barracks Museum, in Sydney, we have traced the early history of some local girls. Some of it makes for sad reading. They were so vulnerable. The Book also gives details on the Rockingham and Woodbrook evictions from their estates in the Barony of Boyle and their resettlement on Sheegora, and Ballymore. Poignant images of a famine house with its bed outshoot or ‘pristy’ bed are included. Emigration to America, Canada and Australia including the names of the ships and some passenger lists are also covered. Many of these passages were financially assisted by the Boyle Union Board of Guardians. Most of the information was gathered by reading the minutes of what remains of the Boyle Board of Guardians books and from local newspapers of the period. Taking place in King House, Boyle on Friday 16th November at 8pm.

With Christmas just around the corner, now is the time to sign up for the latest Boot Camp at the Fitt Factory. This two week Camp is the only tonic you will need to get in shape for Christmas! 6 classes, 2 weeks, with great results, commencing on Monday 26th November
at 6.45pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. There are limited places on this Boot Camp so best to reserve a space on 0860878676. And new this week at the Fitt Factory is Men’s Pilates, commencing this Thursday evening. Places are filling up so please call or message Siobhan on 086 087 8676 to book your place.

Drumanilra Farm Kitchen Family Morning takes place this and every Wednesday from 10am until 12 noon. The Family Morning is a drop in for mums, dads, grandparents and anyone who has little ones to entertain. Enjoy story-telling, hand & foot casts, biscuit decorating, complimentary kiddicinos, croquet in the garden and lots of people on hand with info and advice – from Aromatherapy and holistic wellness, to the services offered by Boyle’s brilliant Boyle Family Resource Centre. Join Drumanilra Family Morning Facebook group for more info!

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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