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Boyle community weekly notes

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, 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.

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 071 966 3033

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 071 966 3033. We also offer office services such as Photocopying, Scanning, Laminating, Typing, Faxing, Binding and Printing.


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 Fitt Factory, May 12th. For more details, please contact Lucy on 089 603 8531.


Volunteers required to work afternoons in Western Alzheimer’s Charity Shop, Boyle. For further information, contact Fiona on 087 687 3283


Food and craft producers wanted for O’ Carolan International Harp Festival, Keadue for Sunday 4th August 2019, if interested please contact Imelda 087 645 3840 or [email protected]


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.


The Crescent, Boyle, Co. Roscommon Tony Byrne 086 232 4020 [email protected] Boyle Men’s Shed has reopened for the following days, Monday Wednesday and Friday from 11 am to 4pm. Call in and see what we do – have a coffee and a snack. If you have grass that needs cutting, gates that need to be put up again or small tasks needing attention we are more than happy to help.


Any parents of children with ASD or other diagnosis, who may be entitled to July Provision and are seeking a teacher for this July, please contact Sheila on 087 629 0423 or [email protected]

The Boyle Holiday Group will travel and stay in the Falls Hotel & Spa, Ennistimon, beautiful Co. Clare, Monday 3rd to Friday 7th June. For bookings and further information please call Mary Regan on 086 129 8355


There is a free guided tour of the gardens on Saturdays and bank holidays at 3pm. The last Saturday of each month there is a bring and bake using the wood fired oven from 11am-2pm.


Following on from the success of ‘The Addams Family’ last year, the Committee and Production team of Boyle Musical Society are currently considering a number of shows for this year’s production. 2019 will see the Society present its 36th annual musical and plans are being put in place to make it something very special indeed. It is hoped that all will be revealed at the Boyle Musical Society Annual General Meeting, which will take place on Thursday, May 16th in Dodd’s Crescent Bar at 8pm. All past and present members are invited to attend along with anybody interested in joining Boyle Musical Society.


Boyle Arts Festival celebrates its first 30 years. The line-up for the 30th annual Boyle Arts Festival is almost complete and there can be no doubt that Boyle will be the place to be this summer! The Festival calendar already includes almost fifty events, including an impressive mix of live music, visual arts, opera, drama, film, comedy, interviews, workshops, storytelling, children’s events, poetry, readings and much more! If you are planning a visit to Boyle this summer, then make it late July, so you can enjoy as much of BAF 2019 as possible! Boyle Arts Festival will open on July 18th and run until July 27th. Some of the big names to watch out for in the live music genre include The Riptide Movement who will perform in The Storehouse on July 20th and The Blizzards, who will play there on July 26th. Tommy Fleming will bring his ‘Voice of Hope ll’ concert to St. Joseph’s Church on July 21st. Charlie McGettigan & Paul Harrington will celebrate the 25th anniversary of their Eurovision win with ‘Rock & Roll Kids’, during a rare performance together in the Church of Ireland, on July 23rd. For more information on Boyle Arts Festival 2019 please visit email [email protected]Follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Boyle Arts Festival is supported by The Arts Council, Local Sponsors, Roscommon Co. Council and Fáilte Ireland.


Congratulations to U15 footballer, David Flanagan, who scored his first hat-trick at national level for Sligo Rovers FC in their 3-2 win over Derry City. Well done David!

DEMOLITION OF THE OLD ROYAL HOTEL reports that ‘work commenced on Monday April 29th on the preliminary work prior to demolition of the former accommodation block and restaurant of the old Royal Hotel on Bridge Street in Boyle. The demolition will pave the way for the renovation of the older two bay main building into an Enterprise Centre, exhibition space, information point and coffee dock. The development, which recently received €1.7m funding under the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund, will also see roof repairs, replacement of windows, repairs/painting of interior/exterior walls, replacement of floors, removal of exterior window shutters, installation of a lift to rear of original building and installation of heating/electrical equipment. A riverside promenade will also be constructed with a canoe dock, lighting, seating and landscaping. The new Civic Space to the rear will include an acoustic shell, lighting, seating and landscaping. The main contractor for the demolition phase is OCC Construction from Galway. The tender documents for the consultancy work for the redevelopment of the building are now advertised on E-Tender with a closing date of May 17th. After that date, a consultancy firm will then be appointed to oversee the redevelopment’.


The Darkness into Light walk for Pieta House in the global fight against suicide, self-harm and stigma takes place on Saturday, 11 May 2019 at 04:15am in The Crescent, Boyle. Make sure to register as soon as possible at


Wednesdays at 7.30 pm on the top floor of the Spool Factory, Boyle.


A specially prepared illustrated lecture on the headstones in Rahara Old Graveyard on Thursday 9th May at 8.30 PM in Rahara National School will be given by Mary B. Timoney, archaeologist, in conjunction with William Gacquin. The number of quality headstones in the graveyard is a reflection of the social and economic history of what was happening in the parish. The Parish is fortunate in having the headstones and other memorials recorded by Mathew Beatty and William Gacquin and published recently in the Rahara book. Mary will explain the symbols on the headstones and talk about the masons who carved them.  She has published Ballintober Old Graveyard and the Grave Memorials of Co. Roscommon.  Many of the Rahara headstones are illustrated in the book which illustrates over a thousand pieces of sculpture.  The book will be on sale at the reduced price of €35 at the lecture. Admission to the lecture is free.

Website: We are also on twitter:  Email: [email protected] – Counselling Service: [email protected] Telephone: 071 966 3000. Charity No: 20153519.  If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please let us know. Booking essential for all groups, courses and workshops. 


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. To book a place on our Suicide Prevention Training Programmes (ASIST, Safe TALK, STORM ®or Understanding Self-harm) in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon please click this link.…


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 071 966 3000.


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 086 049 6467 to receive details. Distribution times are: Monday 2.30pm-4pm or Wednesday 2.30pm-3.30pm or Friday 3pm-4.30pm.


Support for those grieving the death of their spouse.  Thursday May 9th, 7.30pm-9pm in Boyle Family Resource Centre.  Cost: Donation.  No booking necessary.


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 May 31st at 10am in Boyle Family Resource Centre.  Cost: €2 or donation


Tuesdays from 12.30pm-1.30pm Cost: €3/donation in Boyle Family Resource Centre. Booking essential. For more information, please contact the Centre on 071 966 3000. 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 071 966 3000. 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 071 966 3000. 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 071 966 3000. Wszystkie mile widziane.


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 is for anybody.  Sometimes life can be difficult for us, it can be unmanageable and challenging. Counselling can be a great support or resource at times of crisis or difficulty in our lives.  It involves meeting with a trained Professional Therapist in a safe confidential setting allowing you to talk about and explore life’s challenges in a non-judgemental space.  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 071 966 3000 or Maura on 071  966 3841 in Boyle Family Resource Centre. All our programmes and services are confidential and professional.


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 085 740 7856 or Boyle Family Resource Centre (FRC) on 071 966 3000. This service is funded by the HSE National Office for Suicide Prevention.   


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) 071 966 3000.  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 May 14th, 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 071 966 3000.

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