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. A most enjoyable night is guaranteed in a beautiful location where Sham will demonstrate how easy it is to rustle up a magnificent combination of meals anyone can try. Tickets available from UnaBhan 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.
BAF PROGRAMME: Tis nearly time for the start of this years Boyle Arts Festival which will launch on Thursday 25th July and open fully on Friday July 26th continuing until Saturday August 3rd. The programme of events is now available throughout the town and beyond and is bursting at the seams with an eclectic mix of visual arts, music, drama, film, free family events, craft workshops, storytelling, readings and much more. The Boyle Arts Festival office, situated next door to Marian’s on Bridge Street, is now open 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.
BAF EVENTS: The Dublin Youth Opera Company, a welcome return with ‘Jukebox Opera’ performance in the King House on Friday July 26th. Claudia Boyle, soprano, will perform in the atmospheric surroundings of the Church of Ireland on Monday July 29th. Simon Morgan, acclaimed baritone, will bring his ‘Songs of Travel, Troubadors & Toreadors’ to King House on Thursday August 1st. Michael McHale, renowned Belfast born pianist will play King House on Friday August 2nd. The always popular BAF lunchtime concert series will run throughout the Festival with appearances by the DIT Quintessential Sax Quartet and guitarist Edgar Grunewald. Booking is advisable for all events at the Festival office next door to Marian’s, Bridge St. Boyle. The office will be open every day (excluding Sundays) from now until August 3rd. For more information and our full programme go to www.boylearts.com Tel. 071 966 3085. Email email@example.com
WINDOW DISPLAY COMPETITION: Window displays can transform a whole street and the best displays can lift people’s spirits when they walk past. With this vision of transformation in mind, the Boyle Arts Festival Committee proposes to run a window display competition in Boyle as part of the annual Boyle Arts Festival 2013. The competition will be free to enter and entry is open to all individuals, shop owners or groups. The theme for this year is “Celtic Waves”. There will be a prize of €250 for first and €150 for second awarded to the best window displays that incorporate the competition theme as adjudicated by our guest judge. So why not enter and help brighten up the windows of Boyle for the duration of the Arts Festival 25th July- 3rd August 2013. Last year’s winner was Marian’s on Bridge Street.
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 Saturday July 27th while the ever popular Fregoli Theatre Co. unleash their latest work, ‘Let Me Be’ written by Maria Tivnan, on Sunday 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. What’s more she knows what she’s drinking and talking about. This hour-long one woman theatrical performance fuses interactive wine tasting with storytelling in a warm intimate setting.
LIBRARY SUMMER ACTIVTIES: 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.
CRAFT NETWORK: Roscommon LEADER Partnership are launching a new project to build skills to develop a progressive craft network in the county. The benefits of county based networks are as follows: Craftworkers pressing need for sales and distribution channels: Increase the amount of craft available to consumers and tourists: An approach that puts the customer at the centre – make it easy for them to buy. Networks offer joint marketing and collaboration opportunities. The opportunity to share & solve similar business challenges. Next Workshop: Venue Gleeson’s Townhouse, Roscommon Town on Monday 29th July at 7pm all craft makers in the county are encouraged to attend and for those who missed the kick off workshop a short review/recap will happen at the beginning of the workshop on the 29th July to ensure everyone is kept up to speed. Can you confirm with Eithne Burke firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to attend.
FARMERS MARKET: The market will be displaying signs throughout the week with all special offers that you can avail of. The weekly market offers you the opportunity to talk first hand with the local growers and producers that provide fresh, locally grown produce, including organic seasonal vegetables, organic meat and poultry, home bakes, fruit juices, jams, sauces, organic eggs, gluten and wheat free breads and fresh fish, the market also provides organic chemical free Aloe Vera based products and hand painted, hand lettered wooden wall hangings and decorative plaques, window boxes and hanging baskets, fresh strawberries to name but a few. 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: Open week commenced on Saturday July 6th with special thanks to all our sponsors for their great generosity. Saturday’s competition was won by the Shamble specialists, Jim Suffin, Michael Rush and Michael Bannon with 98pts. Runners up were Adrian King, Charlie O’Donnell and Michael Gilmartin 95pts, 3rd Patrick Egan, Willie Tiernan and Jonathan Egan 94pts. Sunday’s fourball better ball was won by Adrian King and Gerry Carty 46pts, 2nd Pat Brogan and Paddy McLoughlin 42pts, 3rd Patrick Egan & Jonathan Egan 42pts Dwyer 44pts, Ladies winners were Peggy Feely and Moira Egan. At the presentation on Sunday evening Club Captain Sean Heslin thanked everyone for taking part and also thanked all the sponsors for their great support. The Lady Captain Gloria Hogan who was also at the presentation hopes that the week is a great success and that members and visitors enjoy a great week of golf. Thursday July 4th night Mens Competition was won by Gerry Carty 30pts, 2nd Michael Keville 29pts, 3rd Paddy McLoughlin. Fridays Scramble was won by Brendan Gaffney, Danny Tiernan and Cillian Doyle. The winner of the July draw was Seamus Gallagher €90, runner up were Sandra McCrann and Willie Tiernan €45 each. Thanks to all who took part. Next draw Sunday August 11th. New members welcome. Junior Golf continues on Saturday mornings at 11.00am for Boys and Girls.
TENNIS CLUB: Why not come along and join the Boyle Tennis Club and enjoy the game with other keen players. Adult tennis takes place on Mondays commencing at 8pm. For further information please contact Noreen on 071 9662 996.
FOR IRELAND & FREEDOM: Roscommon’s contribution to the fight for independence by Michael O’Callahan introduced by Gabriel Doherty is now available from the Una Bhan Craft Shop in the grounds of King House, Boyle
BINGO: 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.
CV SERVICE: Are you looking for a new job? Are you having difficulty putting together your CV? 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 on 071 9663033.
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 17th July at 8.30pm in the Family Life Centre, Boyle 0719663000. If you are grieving the loss of a loved one, friend or family member come and join others who have experienced such a loss in a caring and confidential environment. Cost: Donation. Resumes in the Autumn.
CLOTHES BANK: Please help raise funds by donating your clothes to the bank in front of the Family Life Centre, Boyle.
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. Please contact Marie on 0719663000 or Denise on 0719663841 in the Family Life Centre, Boyle. All our programmes and services are confidential and professional.
FAMILY LIFE CENTRE, BOYLE 0719663000
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. The Centre offers a wide range of office services at affordable rates. Photocopying, laminating, scanning etc. Holidays: The Centre will be closed from Monday 5th August to Friday 9th August.
BOYLE MODEL RAILWAY OPEN: 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 August 4th and August 6th and August 9th. Childsplay for dads and grandads every Friday morning.
PROGRAMME: A structured support programme for those who have lost a partner through death, separation or divorce. This programme will enable you to work through your grief and pain with people who understand. Information Night, Monday 2nd September 7.30pm – 8.30pm. Programme starts on Monday 9th September at 7.30pm and finishes on Monday 21st October. For further information please contact the Family Life Centre, Boyle.
RAINBOWS/SPECTRUM: This is for children/teenagers who have lost a parent or significant other through death, separation or divorce. New enrolment Autumn 2013. For further information please contact the Centre, No cost.
BEST WISHES: To Boyle Arts Festival and the Committee on their upcoming events, hope it’s a great success from all at the Family Life Centre, Boyle.