Boyle Community Notes

Boyle Community Notes 24/4/15

Musical Society AGM on Friday

Boyle Musical Society will hold its’ Annual General Meeting in Dodd’s Bar, the Crescent, on Thursday April 30th at 8pm.All past, present and indeed future members are invited to attend.

Registration for Toughest Muckers

Ireland’s Toughest Muckers challenge in Lough Key Forest Park will take place on June 13th 2015.Online registration for the event is now open.The organisers hope to run two events per year. To register log on to

Roscommon Lamb Festival 2015

The Festival will be taking place on the May Bank Holiday Weekend Wednesday April 29th until Monday May 4th with a large variety of demos and workshops, guided tours, traditional music, artisan foods stalls from around the County, sheepdog trials, coarse angling competition and much more.

Boyle Golf Club Fundraiser

Boyle Golf Club is holding a club fundraising classic this May weekend (Saturday 2nd untilMonday 4th) with a prize fund of €1200. Format is a four ball rumble with a cost of €100 per team including hot meal. The competition can be played Saturday, Sunday or Monday and re-entry is €10. Prizes are for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, Best Ladies Team, Nearest the Pin and Longest Drive. Tee-times can be booked on line at

The weekend starts with a “Quiz & Curry Nite” on the Friday evening. Tickets are €15 including free entry for the scramble. Funds raised will go towards ongoing course improvements including greens, tee boxes and bunkers. All support appreciated.

Curlew Walkers Club

The next meeting of the club will take place on Saturday/Sunday 9th/10th May meeting on the Crescent at 9am. This will be a Climb/Grade B at the Clonbur L Mask with your leader being Eugene Griffin contact no 086 2560 400. Please confirm times with Leader or web site prior to each walk

Boyle Family Life Centre

Fridays of Crafting fun with Glenda Devlin which will include beading and jewellery making, recycling, up cycling, repurpose, baking, card making and make your own gifts. Dates are as follows: Friday May 1st / 8th / 15th / 22nd all at 10.30 until 12.30. For further information email: [email protected]   

King House Saloon Session

Ciaran O Maonaigh is a fiddle player from Donegal. A noted musician he is no stranger to touring and his virtuosity and charismatic stage presence, make him a natural performer. This time he in on the road with Caitllin Nic Gabhan, three times winner of the All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil on concertina and a regular performer at festivals and in concert halls around the world. This pairing brings together two of the finest instrumentalists on the Irish traditional scene and is brought to you in association with Age & Opportunity as part of Bealtaine 2015. This session will be taking place in King House, Boyle on Wednesday 20th May at 8pm. To book tickets at this and other events at King House please contact Roscommon Arts Centre on 0906 625 824.

Duck race Fundraiser

A Duck Race will take place on the Boyle River on Saturday, May 2nd commencing at the bridge on Bridge Street at 1pm. Ducks will cost €5 each – 1st Prize, €500, 2nd Prize €200 and 3rd €100. Cards are being distributed around the town so please make sure you get your duck early! Your Support is most appreciatedbetween 4pm & 6pm.Saturday, 4th July between 3pm & 5pm. All proceeds in aid of Boyle Courthouse Project.

Irish TV film crew visit Boyle

Irish TV where in Boyle on Tuesday 21st April filming three segments for their Roscommon Matters programme.They visited the office of in advance of Saturday night’s SME awards where the website is a finalist in the Community section. Brian Nerney founder and editor of the website outlined the success of and detailed plans for its future expansion.Then it was on to Drumanilra Farm to view the family run organic farm and recently opened retail outlet on Bridge St. The final piece of filming was with Justin Murphy of Wildbeest clothing and embroidery in Knockavroe just outside Boyle. The relevant programme is due to air on Sky 191 and on June 8th.

Classic Cycling Sportive

Are you interested in competing in the Lough Key Classic Cycling Sportive that will take place in Boyle on Saturday May 16th?  If so, the local cycling club Curlieu Wheelers are commencing training cycles for those who would like to complete the 60k route. The cycles will start with a short 10-15k and gradually build up each week to get you in shape to undertake the challenge. All you need is a road worth bicycle, helmet and high vis jacket. Training cycles have commenced from the Crescent and continue every Tuesday and Thursday thereafter at 7pm. A club member will be on hand to assist and lead each cycle.

Boyle Golf Club

On Sunday 19th April saw the Golfer of the Year won by Terry Bright with a score of 65, 2nd Gary Carty 66, Gross Jim Mooney, and Paddy McLoughlin 67. A club fundraiser takes place on the May Bank Holiday (Saturday – Monday). Format is a four ball rumble, Teams €100 including hot meal with a Re-entry €10 per person. All support appreciated. Funds will go towards ongoing course maintenance. To start the weekend a quiz and curry night will take place on the Friday May 1st. Details on notice board and on the website. In Ladies news a big well done  goes out to Sandra McCrann who won the Lucky Strike.


Boyle Farmers Market

The Market is open from 10am to 2pm each and every Saturday in the grounds of King House, Boyle. If you would like to enjoy the best locally grown fresh and organic produce, then a trip to Boyle Farmers’ Market on Saturday should be on your agenda. There is a wide range of seasonal produce, including organic fruit and vegetables, homemade jams and marmalade, organic free range eggs, fruit juices, gluten free/ sour dough/ spelt bread and all kinds of delicious home bakes are available every week. Alongside the food stalls are a number of crafters selling their handmade wares, personalized candles and knitwear. So why not come along and have a chat with the stall holders and avail of their ideas. For further information please a call Una Bhan on 071 9663 033.

Bingo in Boyle

Every Tuesday evening in St. Josephs Hall Boyle at 8.30pm until 10.30pm. €1000 Jackpot to be won every week.

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