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Published 30/10/2012 | 12:48

TOURISM TRAINING -- Free Tourism Training Opportunity. Úna Bhán Tourism, Boyle, invite you to a Food Tourism Development evening in King House, Boyle on Tuesday October 30th at 7pm and at Gleesons, Roscommon on Wednesday October 31st at 7pm.

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For further details on the forthcoming training workshops that will take place over the coming weeks, please contact Patricia Golden, Úna Bhán Tourism on 071 966 3033 or


A number of Boyle Business' are coming together to raise awareness on the importance of Women's Health and Wellbeing. A fundraiser event will take place on Thursday 1st November at King House, Boyle and subsequent talks and demos will take place throughout the town on Friday November 2nd and Saturday November 3rd. This event coincides with the Get the Girls Pink Ribbon Campaign, and funds raised will be donated to the Irish Cancer Society. If you would like more information on the events or if you have an idea of how you might contribute to the Pink Vintage Tea Party launch event at King House, Boyle or in the following two days, please get in touch. You can contact Naomi at or call 086/ 3757491.


The 2012 Ireland's Charity Hero Award is now open for nominations. Ireland's Charity Hero Award which could win you €1,000 cash to donate to your favourite cause celebrates an individual who has made an extraordinary contribution to a good cause in a voluntary capacity. Do you know somebody extraordinary, who volunteers selflessly for a local good cause, and who always strives to go that extra mile to help other people out? If so, then why not nominate them for Ireland's Charity Hero Award?

Closing date will be November 5th. For details visit


The Railway Bar will present "Stars in their Eyes" in early December in aid of Cancer Care West - Inis Aoibhinn: First prize is €250 cash. Entries are welcome from now. All Cancer Care West services are provided free to patients and families and rely heavily on charitable funding. Please support. For further information on this please contact Eddie on 086 257 4257 or Peter 086 065 9124.


The Community Foundation for Ireland works with community and voluntary groups in the Republic of Ireland. Through the Grassroots Grants Scheme it aims to support the disadvantaged in our communities by providing small grants for specific projects that will contribute to alleviating isolation and disadvantage. Closing date for 2012: December 28th, Contact The Community Foundation for Ireland, Dublin 1. Tel: +353 (0)1 8747354, E-mail:


The annual G.R.A.C.E Christmas Day Party will not go ahead this year Unless some individuals can find time to get involved with the organising committee. Emigration has taken its toll and some of those who assisted with this praiseworthy, highly enjoyable event in previous years will not be in Boyle in the lead-up to Christmas. Interested people should contact Geraldine Daly at Daly's Bar on Bridge St.


Screen Time ShinAwil are currently looking for people aged 18 and over to enter their business ideas for consideration and have started production for the 5th series of Dragon's Den. The series will transmit from the 3rd March 2013 on RTE One at 21.30. The first part of the application process is to complete the online application form which can be found at The Filming will take place in Dublin in January 2013.


Over 250 came out in the glorious sunshine to take part in the 18th run for cancer research in Boyle on Sunday October 21st. Athletes and families of all ages went on the 5.28km route running, walking and cycling and afterwards all came to St.Joseph's Hall where they availed of information from two Irish Cancer Society volunteers on cancer awareness and also some well deserved refreshments. To date €3,500 has been raised with more money to come in.

Thank you to all participants, staff of Plunkett Home, Grange Bed Push, St.Joseph's Boys NS, Abbey Community College PLC, stewards, Order of Malta, registration ladies, tea ladies, Dj Richie, McKenna's bus hire and driver and to all the businesses who donated refreshments: Gala, Supervalu, Londis, Centra and Abbeytown Xpress stop.

Thank you to all local media and everyone involved. 1st: Graham Allen 19:26, 2nd: Luke Brennan, 3rd: Aaron O'Connor, 1st woman: Michelle Lannon, 2nd: Caoimhe Brennan.


Pilates is a form of exercise based on core strength. Core strength is when the deep internal muscles of the abdomen and back work together to strengthen the body and support the spine. Pilates classes take place in Scoil na nAingeal Naofa Primary School gym, Boyle. Ladies will start at 8pm until 9pm, Men from 9pm until 10pm. For more details please contact Ann Wynne on 086 3088873


All classes will take place each Thursday from 8pm - 10pm. These classes are particularly suitable for people who are new to set dancing, but we also cater for experienced dancersand those people who never danced before are especially welcome. For more see or phone Pat at 085 213 4000.


Boyle Badminton Club is now open again for the season in Boyle Sports Complex. Club nights are Mondays from 9.30 to 11.30pm and Thursdays from 9pm to 11pm. The club would love to see some new members giving badminton a try and whether a beginner or someone who hasn't played for a while will be welcomed to the club. Please come along and give badminton a go. Tel: 086 3737468 Email: or


St Josephs Hall, Boyle is the venue for the Indoor Bowls which will take place every Wednesday at 7pm until 9pm. Commencing at 7pm until 9pm. Newcomers are welcome to come along and join in.


Adults and children are welcome to come along to Karate Classes which are taking place in St Josephs Hall, Boyle every Saturday at 10.30 until12 noon. For further details please contact Mick Travers on 087 766 3971.


Tuesday night is bingo night in St Josephs Hall Boyle with the €1,000 jackpot still up for grabs for some lucky player. So why not get yourself there, eyes down at 8.30 sharp.


If you would like us to include your local news or information, please get in touch with us in person through the Craft Shop in the grounds of King House, Main Street, Boyle. Please ring 071 9663033 or email:

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