Monday 22 July 2019

Around the districts: Boyle, Tubbercurry

Boyle: Free computer training - Úna Bhán Tourism are delighted to be offering free computer training courses again. 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 and 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 and Print your Herd Profile for your Farm Accountant. Courses are limited to 10 people at a time and will be held in Boyle Library.

Please contact Nigel at 071 9663033 for more details or to book your place.

Courtyard Market

The all-weather Courtyard Market takes place every Saturday in the grounds of King House, Boyle from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. For further information, please call Una Bhan at 071 9663033.

CV and 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. For more details, contact Úna Bhán Tourism at 071 9663033. We also offer office services such as Photocopying, Scanning, Laminating, Typing, Faxing, Binding and Printing.

Volunteers wanted

Volunteers required to work afternoons in Western Alzheimer's Charity Shop, Boyle. For further information, contact Fiona at 087 6873283.

Food and crafters wanted

Food and craft producers wanted for O'Carolan International Harp Festival, Keadue for Sunday, August 4, if interested please contact Imelda at 087 6453840 or

Class of 1979 reunion

Scoil Chriost an Ri, Boyle. Saturday, July 6, at 8 p.m. in the Stairs Boyle. Those, who were part of the class from 1974-1979 are welcome to come along.

Boyle Men's Shed

The Crescent, Boyle, Co. Roscommon Tony Byrne 086 2324020

Boyle Men's Shed has reopened for the following days, Monday Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call in and see what we do - have a coffee and a snack. If you have grass thatneeds cutting, gates that need to be put up again or small tasks needing attention we are more than happy to help.

Knockvicar organic garden

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

Boyle Arts Festival

The festival calendar already includes almost 50 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 18 and run till July 27 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 20 and the Blizzards, who will play there on July 26.

Tommy Fleming will bring his 'Voice of Hope ll' concert to St Joseph's Church on July 21 Charlie McGettigan and Paul Harrington will celebrate the 25th anniversary of their Eurovision win with 'Rock'n' Roll Kids', during a rare performance together in the Church of Ireland, on July 23 For more information on Boyle Arts Festival 2019 please visit email Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Boyle Arts Festival is supported by the Arts Council, Local Sponsors, Roscommon County Council and Fáilte Ireland. The Festival Programme for Boyle Arts Festival 2019 has just arrived. Look out around town for copies this weekend.

Weekly Bible studies

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

Percy French Festival

The 11th annual Percy French Festival takes place in Castlecoote House from the 10th to July 12.

Alcoholics Anonymous meeting

Every Thursday at midday in St Joseph's Hall. Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. Their stated purpose is to enable 'members to stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety.' It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, and apolitical.

Pride of Place

Boyle Town Team has been nominated by Roscommon County Council to represent the county in the 2019 All Island Pride of Place competition. A committee is currently being formed to prepare for the competition. If you or your organisation would like to be involved - and it is important that the community are involved, please contact Brian Nerney, chairman Boyle Town Team at 086 2575032 or email

Thank you from Solstice Choir

The organisers of the recently held Solstice Choir Concert wish to thank all who contributed to the success of the night. The profits from the night amounted to €6,120 which was divided between St Joseph's RC Parish, Boyle Church of Ireland and Touch Ireland Shannonside Group. Were it not for the generosity of all, this would not have been such an amazing event.

Donal O'Connor gig

Warm intimate gig in the Tawnytaskin Centre on Friday, July 5, 8.30 p.m. in aid of Touch Ireland.

Boyle - through a child's eyes

Children from Boyle schools have been taking photographs of the town and their community over the last few weeks, as part of the Creative Ireland programme. The results of this project are being very kindly printed by Tony Murphy Photography and will be displayed in the windows of the old Xtravision building on Main Street, during the Arts Festival.

Calling all craft producers

Boyle Craft Shop is seeking talented and unique Irish and local crafters. Are you a small scale producer seeking new opportunities to sell and promote your products? Boyle Craft Shop is the proud home of local and exclusive crafts in the Boyle Region. We are always looking to promote new and established local talent. If you wish to display and sell your crafts though our shop, please contact Anna by emailing or call us at 071 9663033.

Mystery shoppers required

Mystery Shoppers (who wear glasses) are required to visit an optical business in the locality and complete a report on the experience. Please contact Leza at 087 1181527 for more details.

Boyle Family Resource Centre

Contact details. website: We are also on twitter: Email - Counselling Service: Telephone 071 9663000. 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.

POST OF GENERAL OPERATIVE/DRIVER - Boyle Family Resource Centre is seeking to recruit a part time General Operative/Driver through the Roscommon Rural Social Scheme. The post will be based in Boyle FRC Category B driving licence essential. To be eligible to apply, the candidate or their immediate family must have an active herd number and be in receipt of a means tested Social Welfare payment i.e. Farm Assist or Jobseekers Allowance. Please ring Deborah at Boyle Family Resource Centre at 071 9663000.

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 086 0496467 to receive details.

Distribution times are: Monday 2.30 p.m. to 4 p.m. or Wednesday 2.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. or Friday 3 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.

BOYLE BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT - A space where you and your baby will receive lots of support, a warm welcome and cuppa. Older siblings are very welcome to come along as are expectant mothers. Friday, July 19, at 10 a.m. in boyle family resource centre. cost: €2 or donation

SPANISH CLASS WITH LAURA - Please register your interest for a lunch time class from 12.30 p.m. to 1.30 p.m. in Boyle Family Resource Centre 071 9663000. Dates to be decided.

CLOTHING BANK - 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.

WHAT IS COUNSELLING and PSYCHOTHERAPY - Counselling and 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 at 071 9663000 or Maura at 071 9663841 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 and confidential service that provides assistance and support to families and individuals grieving the death of a loved one by suicide. Contact Tiffany Jennings Walsh, Suicide Bereavement Liaison Officer at 085 7407856 or Boyle Family Resource Centre (FRC) at 071 9663000. 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 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. in Boyle Family Resource Centre (FRC) 071 9663000. Cost: Donation. A chance to meet and enjoy being with parents/carers where children can play together in a child friendly environment.

ADMINISTRATION SERVICES - 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 and 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 at 071 9663000.


Summer School

The 33rd South Sligo summer School of Traditional Music, song and dance will take place this year from Sunday, July 14, to Saturday, July 20. Enquiries and bookings are coming in from near and far and are well up on last year at this stage. A number of intending visitors and summer school participants have been in touch with the committee members to say that they are finding it difficult to find accommodation and so we appeal to people in Tubbercurry and the surrounding area to consider making rooms available for summer school participants. Single rooms are especially in demand as well as double and family rooms/houses. An accommodation list is made available to summer school participants and visitors to Tubbercurry for the week on our website, and if you wish to add your available accommodation to this list please get in touch with Nuala at the Tourist Office on Humbert Street as soon as possible. Alternatively, ring 087 0936616, 071 9120912 or 087 9556468 and we will put you in touch with individuals/couples/families seeking accommodation.

Old Fair Day Festival

The launch of the Old Fair Day Festival takes place this Thursday, July 4, at 8.30 p.m. in Foleys Bar Tubbercurry. A full programme of events will be announced at the event and everybody is invited to attend.

Comhaltas News

The monthly Comhaltas session will be held in Nathy Brennan's on Friday, July 5, junior session stars at 8.30 p.m. and senior session begins at 9.30 p.m. Congratulations to all our musicians who took part in the county Fleadh and the very best of luck to those going forward to provincial level. All musicians are very welcome at our Comhaltas session and bring along your friends.

Golf Outing to Enniscrone

One of the Oldest Golf Societies operating in Connacht continues its annual Golf Outing to Enniscrone Golf Club on Monday, August 12.

The Tubbercurry Golf Outing to Enniscrone has been in existence for well over 40 years and traditionally has always played on the second Monday in August at Enniscrone Golf Club. For 35 years of its long existence the Outing was sponsored by the Gillespie Family of Tubbercurry and many great days were had by the society with many a story to be told. The Gillespie Cup was formally retired in August 2017 but the Society Outing continues under its new brand name of the Tubber Masters Society. Last year's event was as popular as ever with a large turnout of Golfers attending the annual Outing in Ennisrone.

While the society is intrinsically linked to Tubbercurry Golf Club and all Members of the society the Outing is open to anyone who has a connection with Tubbercurry or its environs. The day is a huge social occasion where people from the locality can renew old acquaintances and make new friends.

You should pencil this date in your diary and the time sheet will be operated once again by John Gillespie, who has done trogon work over the years for the society. John's contact numbers are 071 9185051 and 087 2885980 and you can contact him to get your place on the time sheet. Looking forward to seeing all our old friends and hopefully new friends on the second Monday in August in Enniscrone.

Active Retirement

The usual Tuesday meetings and exercise activities continue for June and our Book Club choice of reading for this month is 'Tangleweed and Brine' by Deirdre Sullivan. Our thanks are due to the local branch of the County Library for providing these books for us each month.

Moylough 1997

A DVD rolling back the year 1997 in Moylough is now on sale for €15 in Surlis's SuperValu, K & B Hardware and from Tom Walsh at 087 2276628.Proceeds are in aid of Áine Durkin's volunteer work in Kisuzi Hospital in Uganda. Past pupils of Moylough school who left in June 1997 and those who started school in September 1997 are featured along with excerpts from the Christmas Concert and Santa visiting the school.

Labhair Gaeilge Linn

A local group plan to meet every Wednesday at 11 a.m. for Irish Conversation over 'Cupán Tae' in Killoran's, Tubbercurry. No great proficiency in Irish required. Just a fun morning for anyone interested in keeping our Heritage alive.

Mother Baby Group

The mother baby group meets in the FRC every Wednesday from 10.30 a.m. The group is informal and mums come for a chat and a cuppa. On occasion activities take place or guest speakers are invited to talk to the group on topics of interest. A warm welcome awaits.

Tubbercurry Card Game

Single Hand 25 card game takes place in St Brigid's Hall, Tubbercurry every Sunday night at 8.30 p.m.

Banada Abbey Bingo

Massive €1,800 guaranteed payout every Tuesday night at Banada Abbey Bingo starting at 8.30 p.m. Jackpot, €1,100 + on 45 calls or less. All lines €20 and €260 payout on Flier sheet. 50: 50 draw and lots of Lucky Number Games.

Dance Class

Why not join our class Wednesday nights from 8 p.m. Class for beginners - improvers, learn new steps or practice your dancing, and a brilliant way to exercise. Slow Waltz, Waltz Foxtrot, Quickstep and more. For more information contact. 087 6674561.


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Sligo Champion