Published on April 4th, 2019 | by BoyleToday.com
Boyle community weekly notes
ATTENTION FARMING COMMUNITY
Úna Bhán Tourism are delighted to be offering free computer training courses again, starting in March. This unique opportunity to develop digital skills and learn basic functions is for beginners or those eager to improve in a fun and easy way. 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 of paper form & how to set up and use online banking. 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. Courses are limited to 10 people at a time and will be held in Boyle Library. The training programme is funded through the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE) Please call Nigel on 071 966 3033 for more details or to register.
BOYLE COURTYARD MARKET
The all-weather Courtyard 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, including organic fruit and vegetables, homemade jams and marmalade, organic free range eggs, fruit juices, gluten free/ 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, personalized candles and knitwear. 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 Photocopying, Scanning, Laminating, Typing, Faxing, Binding and Printing.
BOYLE HOLIDAY GROUP WATERFORD TRIP
Boyle Holiday Group are planning a trip to Waterford this May. The group will visit Dungarvan, Waterford City and other places of interest in the South east Coast. The trip will take place from Monday 6th May to Friday 10th May. The group will be staying at the Park Hotel, Dungarvan. Anyone interested in travelling with the group is asked to contact Mary Regan on 086 1298355 or 071 9663544.
FAMILY SUPPORT DROP IN CLINIC
A drop in confidential space for parents and families to call in and receive support and a listening ear about issues and concerns about you and/or your children. Wednesday mornings during primary school term 9.30am-12pm. An interagency project together with Boyle FRC, Foroige & Tusla. Boyle Family Resource Centre 0719663000.
FCA ASSOCIATION ANNUAL TOUR
19th. Inf. Bn. FCA Association Annual Tour this year on Wednesday – 26th. June. Further details and brochure in next few weeks. Seats limited to 57, so get your places booked ASAP. Contact Francie Geelan (087) 223 4477
THE BENEFITS OF MINDFULNESS
The Fitt Factory @The Spool Factory, May 12th. For more details, please contact Lucy on 0896038531.
A furniture upcycling course with Tom Finan will take place in the Boyle VEC, Marian Rd on Thursday evening 11th April, followed by the 2nd May and 9th May as there will be a two week break for Easter. It will be a free course running from 7pm-9pm, booking is essential. Contact the Boyle Family Resource Centre on 0719663000 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
BOYLE FOOD PARTNERSHIP
Community FEAD and Food Cloud. If you and/or your family need food, we distribute food through these programmes at Boyle Family Resource Centre (FRC). Please text the word FOOD + your first name to 0860496467 to receive details. Distribution times are: Monday 2.30pm-4pm or Wednesday 2.30pm-3.30pm or Friday 3pm-4.30pm.
MARCH IN TO SPRING FOR MEN FREE – POSTPONED UNTIL AUTUMN
A four-week course, three mornings per week of personal development with a variety of topics and speakers. Dates to be decided. Please contact Boyle FRC (Family Resource Centre) on 0719663000 for booking and details.
WIDOW & WIDOWERS SUPPORT GROUP
Support for those grieving the death of their spouse. Thursday April 11th, 7.30pm-9pm in Boyle Family Resource Centre. Cost: Donation. No booking necessary.
LOSS OF RELATIONSHIP
For those who have lost a relationship through death, separation or divorce. Starting Wednesday April 10th for 6-9 weeks, 7.30pm to 9.30pm in Boyle Family Resource Centre, 0719663000. Booking essential.
Support for those grieving the loss of a loved one. Tuesdays for 6 weeks at 8pm in Boyle Family Resource Centre 0719663000. Booking essential.
MUSIC & ITALIAN WITH MARIE HANMORE CAWLEY
Resumes April 17th. Come along and learn with us every Wednesday from 10.30am-12.30pm in Boyle Family Resource Centre (FRC) 0719663000. Cost: €3/donation. You are welcome to join at any time.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLASS WITH CATHERINE OR MAURA
Tuesdays from 12.30pm-1.30pm Cost: €3/donation in Boyle Family Resource Centre. Booking essential. For more information, please contact the Centre on 0719663000. All welcome. Anglų kalbos klasė Antradieniais nuo 12.30 iki 13.30 val. Kaina: 3 EUR / dotacija Boyle šeimos išteklių centre. Būtinas rezervavimas. Norėdami gauti daugiau informacijos, prašome kreiptis į Centre adresu 0719663000. Visi laukiami. Limba engleză Martea de la 12.30-1.20.30 Cost: € 3 / donație în Centrul de resurse familiale Boyle. Rezervarea esențială. Pentru mai multe informații, vă rugăm să contactați Centrul de pe 0719663000. Toate binevenite. Klasa języka angielskiego Wtorki od 12:30 do 13:30 Koszt: 3 € / darowizna w Boyle Family Resource Center. Rezerwacja niezbędna. Aby uzyskać więcej informacji, skontaktuj się z Centrum na 0719663000. Wszystkie mile widziane.
SPANISH CLASSES WITH LAURA
Please register your interest for a lunch time class from 12.30pm-1.30pm in Boyle Family Resource Centre 0719663000. Dates to be decided.
BOYLE BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT
A space where you and your baby will receive lots of support, a warm welcome & cuppa! Older siblings are very welcome to come along as are expectant mothers. Friday April 26th at 10am in Boyle Family Resource Centre. Cost: €2 or donation
CLOTHING BANK FOR YOUR SPRING CLEAR OUT
There is a clothing bank outside Boyle Family Resource Centre which accepts old clothes and bed linen, handbags, and shoes that are sent for recycling. Your support and donations are very much appreciated as this helps raise funds towards the Centres programmes and community work. NO DUVETS AND PILLOWS AS THEY WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED BY THE RECYCLING COMPANY. Thank you.
COUNSELLING & PSYCHOTHERAPY
Appointments are available Monday to Friday, day and evening. Therapeutic Support for Families, Adolescents, Couples and Individuals. The cost is on a sliding scale and is negotiable. Please contact Marie on 0719663000 or Maura on 0719663841 in Boyle Family Resource Centre. All our programmes and services are confidential and professional.
ROSCOMMON SUICIDE BEREAVEMENT LIAISON SERVICE
Roscommon Suicide Bereavement Liaison Service is a free & confidential service that provides assistance & support to families & individuals grieving the death of a loved one by suicide. Contact: Tiffany Jennings Walsh, Suicide Bereavement Liaison Officer on 0857407856 or Boyle Family Resource Centre (FRC) on 0719663000. This service is funded by the HSE National Office for Suicide Prevention.
PARENT AND TODDLER GROUP
Parent/toddler groups can be a great way of meeting other people with children the same age as yours in your area. It is open to childminders, grandparents and other guardians. Every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 10am–12.30pm in Boyle Family Resource Centre (FRC) 0719663000. Cost: Donation. A chance to meet and enjoy being with parents/carers where children can play together in a child friendly environment. Bazz Art Tuesday April 9th, 10am-11am sharp, cost included in Parent & Toddler Group.
Boyle Family Resource Centre (FRC) offer a wide range of Office and Administration Services at affordable rates. Services include typing, laminating, binding, scanning, faxing, photocopying A4 & A3. We offer internet access / Wi-Fi in our drop-in room and use of a PC. If you require a large amount of photocopying/office services, please call in advance to book on 0719663000.
SafeTALK ‘suicide alertness for everyone’ is a half day training programme that prepares participants to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. These specific skills are called suicide alertness and are taught with the expectation that the person learning them will use them to help reduce suicide risk in their communities. Participants learn how to provide practical help to persons with thoughts of suicide in only a few house. Following a SafeTALK workshop you will be more than willing and able to perform an important helping role for persons with thoughts of suicide. Thursday May 16th in Boyle Family Resource Centre from 7pm-10pm. Cost: FREE. Booking essential.
Volunteers required to work afternoons in Western Alzheimer’s Charity Shop, Boyle. For further information, contact Fiona on 087 6873283
FOOD AND CRAFTERS WANTED
Food and craft producers wanted for O’ Carolan International Harp Festival, Keadue for Sunday 4th August 2019, if interested please contact Imelda 0876453840 email@example.com
BOYLE DISTRICT ANGLING CLUB
The Pike Angling Festival will take place on the 20th to the 21st April in Lough Key, Boyle, Roscommon. Fishing will take place from 10am to 5pm both days. First prize is €1500. There is a strict catch and release policy. Please contact Jane on 0868301261 or boyleanglers.blogspot.ie
INTERNATIONAL TOUR OPERATORS VISIT BOYLE
Una Bhan were absolutely delighted to welcome Tour Operators from all over Europe, Canada & America to Boyle as part of their Familiarisation Tour of the region organised by Failte Ireland. These opportunities to promote the region to international markets are highlighting how the Irelands Hidden Heartlands initiative is really going to invigorate Tourism in the midlands of Ireland.
BOYLE COURTHOUSE PROJECT TO GET €148K
There has been widespread welcome for the announcement of €148,225 funding for projects in Boyle Courthouse. Senator Frank Feighan has warmly welcomed the LEADER funding allocation to restore Boyle Courthouse to house Boyle Model Railway and for community activities.
CLASS OF 1979 REUNION
Scoil Chriost an Ri, Boyle. Saturday 6th July at 8pm in The Stairs Boyle. Those who were part of the class from 1974-1979 are welcome to come along.
€33K FUNDING FOR BOYLE BUILDINGS
Boyletoday.com reports that a number of buildings in and around Boyle have been approved for funding under the Historic Structures Fund and the Built Heritage Investment Scheme. The buildings include: The Harrington Studio in the grounds of King House is to receive €15,000, Kingston Hall stable building, Rockingham is to receive €4,000, St Patrick’s Church Crossna is to receive €4,500, Workmans Cottage, Erronagh, Knockvicar, Boyle is to receive €4,000, The Gatehouse, Croghan, Boyle is to receive €3,000, Stable Yard Wall, Moylurg House, Cloger, Boyle is to receive €2,500. The funding was announced by Minister for Culture, Heritage, and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan TD and covers 478 heritage projects across every county in the country who will benefit from a combined €4.3m.
SURVEY OF ENERGY USE IN BOYLE
Boyle households will be asked to help with a survey of energy use in Boyle. The results will be presented to Boyle next month. The intention is that anyone in Boyle interested in energy or climate will get together to follow up on energy ideas for Boyle. Good Energies Alliance is a voluntary community group based in Leitrim active in community energy issues and is seeking your help with this survey in Boyle. Please contact Liam Breslin on 0872578392 for further information.
DEMENTIA SUPPORT GROUP
St. Josephs Resource Centre in Boyle will have a dementia support group on May 2nd from 11.30 am to 1pm. For further information, please contact 0872783778.
BOYLE NATIVE IS A WORLD CHAMPION
A report on Boyletoday.com on Thursday details a Boyle native who has recently been crowned a World Champion. John McDermott, who now lives in Sligo and is originally from Abbeytown in Boyle, won gold in the 400m 75 age group World Master Athletic Championship in Torun, Poland recently. John put in an impressive time of 1:07:28.
BOYLE MENS SHED
Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 11am-4pm(ish) , The Crescent, Boyle. New members welcome.