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Rosary Rally
Saturday 13th May: To mark the 100th anniversary of Our Lady’s first apparition at Fatima on the 13th May in 1917 there will be a Rosary Rally at the Marian Shrine, Carrick Road at 6.30pm followed by 7.30pm Mass in St. Joseph’s Church

Mid week cycle
Curlieu Wheelers mid-week spins have commenced and will be held every Wednesday departing from the Crescent at 7pm. An evening spin will also take place on Friday’s at 7pm with the main weekend cycle on Sunday’s at 9am. The Lough Key Classic will take place on Sunday May 14th

Curlew Walkers Club
The next meeting of the Curlew Walkers club will be taking place on Sunday 14th /15th May. This will be a weekend away in Innisboffin with your leaders Naomi McBride 087 6743 693 and Eileen Callaghan 086 1940 651. Please confirm times with leader or website prior to each walk

Lough Key Classic
The cycling sportive will be taking place on Sunday 14th May starting and finishing in Boyle. The 115k will start at 9am and the 10am start for 70k and 33k. Enjoy the beauty of Lough Key Country and take in the views in this challenging event. Further news coming soon on

Boyle Library Book Club
The Book Club’s next meeting will take place in the Library on Wednesday 17th May at 11am until 12.30. The book up for discussion is Canada by Richard Ford. New members

Three Tenors in St. Joseph’s Church
An entertaining night awaits when The Three Tenors play in St. Joseph’s Church in Boyle on Sunday May 21st. Hear the three perform popular classical hits from Sinatra, Pavarotti and The Dubliners. This live event gets underway at 8pm.

Ireland’s Toughest Muckers
Registration is now open for Ireland’s Toughest Muckers challenge which will take place once again in Lough Key Forest Park on Saturday June 10th. The 10k obstacle challenge will have a number of new features this year. A “Little Muckers” course is added this year for participants under 16 years of age with all monies raised from this section going to a nominated children’s charity. This is the fifth year for Toughest Muckers to be held in Boyle and early indications are that it will be a sell-out event. And remember, your entry gets you free beer, food and entertainment at the finish line! To register for this event go to

Boyle Arts Festival 2017
Once again, Boyle is the place to be this summer, with appearances by Anúna, Declan O’Rourke, Miriam O’Callaghan, Eddi Reader, Brian Kennedy, Rackhouse Pilfer, Regina Nathan, The Celtic Tenors, Michael McHale, The Inishowen Gospel Choir, Jon Kenny and Mary McEvoy all lined up for the 28th annual Boyle Arts Festival, which will take place from Thursday 20th July to Sunday 30th July. More details of very exciting and diverse events will soon be announced when the official programme is launched, in June. The Festival calendar is already bursting at the seams with almost fifty events, including an eclectic mix of visual arts, music, drama, film, comedy, 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 2017 as possible! Tickets for a selection of events will soon be available to purchase on A big thanks Roscommon Co. Council for the use of the beautifully restored King House which as always, houses the centrepiece of Boyle Arts Festival – the main Visual Exhibition, once again curated by Paul McKenna. The theme this year is ‘Facing West’ and the exhibition features 95 of the very best artists from the West of Ireland. Several other exhibitions, including the highly acclaimed Local Artists exhibition, will take place during the Festival and details will be available in the programme. For more information on Boyle Arts Festival 2017 please go to and or email [email protected] Telephone 0719663085. Follow us on Facebook. Boyle Arts Festival is supported by The Arts Council

Boyle Musical Society
The Society are delighted to reveal that this year’s show will be the spectacular, much loved musical, ‘Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ and are delighted to announce that the show will be staged in late November, in the beautiful atmospheric surroundings of St. Joseph’s Church in Boyle. With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and text by Tim Rice, ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ is a show for all the family and features well known songs like ‘Close Every Door’ and ‘Any Dream Will Do’. Rehearsals will begin in early September. For updates go to for more information on Boyle Musical Society.

Courtyard Market
The market is now open for Organic Fruit and Vegetables, Organic Eggs, Olive Oil, Achill Sea Salt, Bread, Grow Truck Vegetarian Meals, Juices, Award winning Cakes, Jams, Tarts, Honey, Hand Knits and Plants and Herbs. The market will be open from 10am until 2pm each and every Saturday.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul Boyle
If you need help with bills, with education expenses or simply need to speak to someone outside the family or friends about any difficulties you are facing or wish to make a donation -contact St. Vincent de Paul Society, Boyle telephone or text 087 9292627 Email: [email protected] All calls, texts and help provided are CONFIDENTIAL

CV & 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. A good CV could make all the difference in getting your job application through to the interview stage. We have a template and sheet of helpful tips to guide you through the process. We will also type your CV if you cannot do this yourself. Or you may just want to call in for a chat about your CV. All information will be treated in the strictest of confidence. For more details, contact Úna Bhán Tourism on 071 9663033. We also offer office services such as Photo Copying, Scanning, Laminating, Typing, Faxing, Binding and Printing are carried out at the Una Bhan office in the grounds of King House, for further information please contact the office on 071 966 3033.

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