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Boyle Community Notes

Boyle library 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

Boyle Branch Library
An information meeting to discuss Library Services for older people and the National Library Strategy will take place in the Library on Friday 19th May at 2.30. Refreshments provided, all welcome.

The Corran Players Drama Group
The Drama Group will be presenting ‘A Wake in The West’ and will be taking place in St Joseph’s Hall, Boyle on Friday 19th May at 8.30 with tickets on sale on the door.

Ardcarne Garden Centre
FREE Summer Container Planting Demonstration, Ardcarne Garden Centre, Boyle & Roscommon Town on Saturday 20th May 11.30am – 12.30pm. Discover how to plant up your perfect summer containers and which plants will give you the best show.

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.

Enterprise Centre
Free Training for Community Groups at Boyle Enterprise Centre from 7.30-9.30 on Wednesday May 24th. Topics covered: Introduction to Funding, Management Committee Skills, Understanding Funding Decisions/Lobbying. The training is organised by Roscommon Public Participation Network. For more details or to book places please contact Brenda on 090 666 5735 or 086 0478 616 or email [email protected]

Curlew Walkers Club

The next meeting of the Curlew Walkers club will be taking place on Sunday 28th May. Meeting on the Crescent, Boyle at 9 am This will be a Climb Graden B with your leader being Eugene Criffin 086 2560 400. Please confirm times with leader or website prior to each walk

Irelands 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

Suicide Alertness evening in Boyle

Boyle Family Resource Centre are hosting safeTALK ‘suicide alertness for everyone’ on Monday 29th of May 7pm-10pm. The aim of this evening is to increase the ability to promote the immediate safety of someone who may be at risk of suicide and provide links to further help. This training is suitable for everyone who wants to help prevent suicide and is prepared to become a suicide alert helper, safeTALK suicide alert helpers are trained to: Move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid suicide: Identify people who have thoughts of suicide: Apply the TALK steps to connect a person with suicidal thoughts to people and agencies that can help. Booking is essential and booking forms are available from the Centre. Places must be booked before May 19th. This course is FREE. Boyle FRC supports you, your family & our community, we are open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm(closed 1pm to 2pm)

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.

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.

Boyle Family Resource
Get ready for Spring/Summer by doing a clear-out. There is a clothing bank outside the Boyle Family Resource Centre (Family Life Centre) which accepts old clothes, bed linen, handbags and shoes that are sent for recycling. Your support and donations are very much appreciated as this helps raise funds towards the Centres programmes and community work. No Duvets and Pillows and as they cannot be recycled.

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: svpboyle1[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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