Monday, April 27, 2015

Update 27th April

The N4 towards Sligo

P4262817View from the bridge at the Abbeytown entrance to L.Key Forest Park Sunday 26th April
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Michael Gilmartin's Sponsored Cycle

Westport to Achill Greenway Cycle: Michael Gilmartin, represented Boyle Enterprise Centre/Role Skillnet on a sponsored cycle on the Westport to Achill Greenway last Friday. The chosen charity was the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation who provide direct funding to families of children with brain damage up to the age of 4 who suffer severe intellectual and physical developmental delay. If you would like to make a donation please forward it to Sonia Dunne, Sponsored Cycle, Boyle Enterprise Centre, Quarry Lane, Boyle or call 086 203 9182. Thank you for any support you can donate.


Noel Scally to participate in NYC Marathon

Noel Scally wrote: I will participate in the New York City Marathon in November 2015 in order to fundraise for the Billy’s World Ireland Charity. I would be delighted with any sponsorship or support to help me reach my fundraising target of €4500.

Lough Key from the Moylurg Tower 25th April

Lough Key from Moylurg TowerClick on image to view a larger version. photo © realboyle



Boyle Golf Club Monday 27th April
Úna Bhán Community Notes


Sunday in Lough Key Forest Park

P4262827Click on image to view a larger version. photo © realboyle

Though temperatures remained in single figures centigrade on Sunday we enjoyed sunshine. I spent part of the day in the company of the good staff in Lough Key Forest Park and took plenty of photographs.


St. Joseph's BNS pupils, National Digital Award

The boys at St. Joseph's BNS have been working hard all year enhancing their ICT skills and their hard work has paid off as they have been awarded the Digital Schools of Distinction Award. Digital Schools of Distinction is a flagship programme which aims to promote, recognise and encourage excellence in the use of technology in primary schools.
Schools that successfully complete the 3 step programme receive a nationally recognised Digital School of Distinction Award, accredited by the Dept. of Education and we are delighted with the news that the boys along with their teachers have reached this level of excellence.


Snippets from St. Joseph's Parish Newsletter 26/4/2015

From Sunday next, 3rd May, at thereafter, I will have the complete Newsletter for you. Also I hope to feature news and updates from religious brethren in the area.
• The parents of St. Therese of Lisieux will be the first married couple to be canonised
• Assisted Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Call Mary on 086 816 4541 or Des on 255 3085
• Knock Shrine now recruiting handmaids/stewards for the Pilgrimage season
• Pieta House 'Darkness into Light' prevention of suicide events Saturday morning 9th May
• Communion calls: Fr Gerry Thursday and Friday next, Fr. John on Tuesday 28th April


Thought - from St. Joseph's Parish Newsletter

Vocations Sunday: "Hearing and following the voice of Christ means letting ourselves be attracted and guided by him, to offer our own lives in the Kingdom of God" - Pope Francis