ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: This is formal notice of the forthcoming AGM of the Roscommon Community Tourism Network, which will be held on Monday 15th July, 2013 at 8.00 p.m at the Cruachan Ai Heritage Centre, in Tulsk. It has been a successful and busy start to the year for everyone involved with promoting tourism in County Roscommon and the RCTN volunteers play a leading role in much of the new marketing and promotional campaign. Invitations are extended to any interested parties who also wish to stand for election to the committee by sending notice of their intention to stand, to the Secretary, Roscommon Community Tourism Network, c/o The Cruachan Ai Heritage Centre, Tulsk, County Roscommon.
SPOKEN WORDS: Events include an evening with Mary O’Rourke. Mary will be reading selections from her recent memoir ‘Just Mary’ Church of Ireland on Tuesday July 30th. Brian Leyden, Tarquin Blake, Michael Harding, The Moylurg Writers, Barry Feely reminiscing on his ‘Life in Stone’ while John Clapison and Triona Mullaney-Dignam revisit the vanished mansion, Rockingham House. Artists, Eileen McDonagh and Tom Ryan will give a talk about their work on July 26th.
BOYLE ARTS FESTVAL: The nationally renowned Boyle Arts Festival will launch on Thursday 25th July and open fully on Friday July 26th continuing until Saturday August 3rd. The programme is already bursting at the seams with an eclectic mix of visual arts, music, drama, film, free family events, craft workshops, storytelling, readings and much more and are now in circulation around the town. The Boyle Arts Festival office, situated next door to Marian’s on Bridge Street, is now every day (excluding Sundays) until Saturday August. 3rd. For more information on Boyle Arts Festival 2013 please go to www.boylearts.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone 0719663085. Follow us on Facebook.
COOKERY DEMONSTRATION: The Cottage Restaurant (Jamestown), proprietor and chef Sham Hanifa will host a night of cookery magic in the Visitor’s Centre in Lough Key Forest Park on Wednesday July 17th at 8pm. Tickets available from Una Bhan Tourism Co-op, (Boyle), Lough Key Visitor’s Centre (main desk), and Sásta Fitness, (Carrick on Shannon). Book tickets early to avoid disappointment. All proceeds go towards hosting the Boyle Horse and Summer Show, August 25th at Deerpark, Boyle.
THE CLOCK DRAMA GROUP: Drama in this year’s Boyle Arts Festival include two local groups, The Clock Drama Group presenting ‘Anyone Could Rob A Bank’ on July 27th while the ever popular Fregoli Theatre Co. unleash their latest work, ‘Let Me Be’ written by Maria Tivnan, on July 28th and 29th. Catherine Simon’s Drama Works Ireland performs ‘Children of the Black Skirt’ on August 1st and 3rd. And, for something completely different….. Susan Boyle loves wine and she will present her ‘A Wine Goose Chase’ twice, in Daly’s Bar on July 26th.
BOYLE LIBRARY SUMMER
ACTIVITIES: Roscommon County Library Service wishes to announce the details of the forthcoming Library Summer Activities as outlined below. The summer activities for children have a strong emphasis on reading, storytelling and book orientated activities and will be hosted in five different libraries throughout the county. Although there is no charge for the activities, we would kindly ask parents to book their children into the individual activities at their local libraries to avoid disappointment, as spaces are limited. Wednesday, July 17th 3pm until 5pm with Danielle Allison for 5 10 year olds; Thursday July 18th 3pm until 5pm with Danielle Allison again 5 to 10 year olds; Friday July 19th 2.30pm until 3.30 with Maura Byrne for 8 to 12 year olds and Wednesday July 24th from 11am until12pm with Chris Thompson for 5 to 8 year olds. For further information and to book a place call 071 9662 800.
BOYLE FARMERS MARKET: The market is held in the grounds of King House every Saturday from 10am until 2pm. For more information on Boyle Farmers Market go to www.unabhan.net or call 071 9663 033 or find us on Facebook.
BOYLE GOLF CLUB: There was a large turnout on Sunday June 30th for the Presidents Prize with Michael Simon winning his first “Major”. At the presentation Club President Jim Mooney welcomed the Captains, all the members and John O’Donoghue of the Connacht Branch of the GUI. Special thanks to Competition Secretary Michael Rush for organising the Competition so efficiently. The full list of winners are as follows…1st Michael Simon, 2nd Gerry Carty, 27 Gross Patrick Egan, 3rd Padraig O’Connell ,18 Nett Pat Brogan, Categories 0-13 Terry Bright, 14-18 Michael McHale, 19-28 Tom Kearney, 1st Nine Ross Andrew , 2nd Nine Owen Garvin, 3rd Nine Paddy Nangle, Past President, Vincent Egan, Senior, Ted Hestor. Student 1st Niall Kearney, 2nd Gary Carty. Congratulations also to Vincent Egan who won a €20 bet with Michael Gilmartin for getting out in the third nine. On Thursday June 27th saw the night Mens Competition won by Michael Gilmartin 28pts, 2nd Adrian King 26pts, 3rd Owen Garvin 26pts. Friday June 28th Scramble was won by Michael Keville, Lionel Lynn and Marcus Casserly, 2nd Brendan Gaffney, Carmel Keenan and Jonathan Egan, 3rd Michael Smith, Michael Gilmartin and Tom Kearney. Golf lessons continue on Saturday mornings at 11.00am for Boys and Girls. In other news good luck to Club Member Aisling Gaughran and all the members of the local cycling group that is taking part the Alps stage of the Tour de France next week. The event is part of a fundraising campaign for Cancer Care West. And finally to paraphrase a famous quote from Mark Twain, rumours of Liam Mullaney’s eagle on the third nine last Sunday were greatly exaggerated, it was actually a double bogie but well done to Gerry O’Hara who had a hole in one.
BOYLE MODEL RAILWAY: This exciting new tourist attraction is still a work in progress being constructed by Boyle Men’s Shed & Volunteers. Open every Friday from 10am to 4pm for the summer season and during Boyle Arts Festival (except Sundays). Located upstairs in Trojan, Elphin Street, Boyle.
BOYLE SINGERS CIRCLE: Traditional unaccompanied singing, in English and Irish meet on the third Saturday of every month, in Dodd’s Crescent Bar, Boyle, Co. Roscommon. All singers and listeners welcome.
BINGO IN BOYLE: 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.
Miner’s Way Sunday: A Walk will be held on Sunday 14th of July. As this is a linear walk participants will meet at Glen Church (near Arigna) at 2.30pm and bring a smaller number of cars to near the site of The old Colliery House on Corry Mountain where we will start the walk at 3.00pm. The walk will finish at Glen Church and will take about two and a half hours and will require a good level of fitness. The walk would be described as challenging with about one kilometre of a steep path at the finish. It is about 10km long and will take us through parts of counties Leitrim, Roscommon and Sligo. The Walk is practically all off road and will cross Corry Mountain, the highest point in Co. Roscommon with some stunning views of Lough Allen and surrounding counties. There will be a short break of at the Fr Tynan bridge. Walking boots are essential. All are welcome. No fee. See Miners Way Facebook page. For more information please phone Joseph O’Beirne on 086 7742222.
Family Life Centre, Boyle: Tel: 071 96 63000. The Family Life Centre is now live on facebook. www.facebook.com/flcboyle www.twitter.com/FLCBoyle
BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT: Wednesday 10th July at 8.30pm in the Family Life Centre. Cost: Donation.
CLOTHES BANK: Please help raise funds by donating your clothes to the bank in front of the Centre.
COUNSELLING & PSYCHOTHERAPY: Appointments available Monday to Friday, day and evening. Therapeutic support for Children & Families, Couples & Individuals. The cost is on a sliding scale and is negotiable.
Check out our website: www.familylifecentre.ie, follow us on www.facebook.com/flcboyle, and on twitter www.twitter.com/FLCBoyle for our current brochure and updated details of our workshops, programmes and services provided at the Centre.
BOYLE MODEL RAILWAY: This exciting new tourist attraction is still a work in progress being constructed by Boyle Men’s Shed & Volunteers: Open every Friday from 10am to 4pm for the summer and each day during Boyle Arts Festival. Located upstairs in Trojan, Elphin Street, Boyle.
CHILDSPLAY: Childsplay continues throughout the summer months every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 10.30am-12.30pm in the Family Life Centre, Boyle 0719663000 with the exception of the first week in August. Childsplay for dads and grandads every Friday morning.
SUSI: Information evening on Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) SUSI online Student Grant Application System Grant Scheme 2013/2014. Also a short presentation on: Guidance Service (VEC) Back to Education Allowance Student Accommodation – private renting. Tuesday 9th July from 7-9pm In the Family Life Centre, Boyle 0719663000. Complimentary refreshments on the evening.
BREASTFEEDING CLASSES FOR ExPECTANT MOTHERS: Starting in The Family Life Centre, Boyle on Thursday July 11th 6.30pm – 9.30pm. Breastfeeding and early parenting class. To book contact Pauline Mc Loughlin 0872327993. Email email@example.com