KING HOUSE EVENT
Roscommon County Council Youth Theatre will be presenting “If I Was In The GPO We Would Have Won” written and directed by Catherine Sheridan. A poignant fictitious story set against the backdrop of the 1916 Rising that deals with ordinary people that were extraordinary at that time. This event will be taking place in King House, Boyle on Friday 19th August and Saturday 20th August at 8pm. For bookings call 071 966 3242.
LEAVING CERT ENGLISH
An intensive day of tuition to set your child on the right path for the Leaving Certificate Honours English Examination, prepared and delivered by an experienced teacher and examiner will be held in Boyle on Friday 19th of August from 9.00am to 4.00pm. For more information and to get the full day programme, phone or text 086 329 2488.
LOUGH KEY BOAT REGATTA
Pete Walsh Lough Key Boat Regatta in aid of SHOUT will take place on Saturday 20th August. SHOUT has worked since 2003 in the provision of “Better Cancer Care” to support both individual patients and their families and the Sligo Regional Hospital Cancer Service. All are welcome to join, meeting in Lough Key harbour at 5.30pm. Everyone is welcome and we would love all to join in remembrance to the Captain Pete in his favourite place on the beautiful Lake of Lough Key and to raise funds to help others locally.
MUSIC NIGHT CHARITY EVENT
There will be a Music Night Charity Event in Daly’s Storehouse, Boyle on Saturday 20th August. Doors open at 6.00pm. Special Guests include Marc O’Polo, David E. Idioh, Marc Egan, Paddy Fennelly, Brian McQuaid and Darragh King, The Antics Unplugged, The Walk and Audio Fusion.
THE FULL MONTY
Pop Up Theatre are bringing their popular show “The Full Monty” to Boyle. Starring local men Brendan Reid and Darragh Beirne, the Full Monty will take to the stage in St. Joseph’s Hall, Boyle for two nights on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st August. Tickets are available now from the Box Office on 086 078 3622 (open 2pm – 9pm daily). Early booking is advised. Strictly over 18′s only.
PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK
The Elphin Diocesan will have a pilgrimage to Knock on Sunday 21st of August. A bus will leave the Crescent, Boyle at 10am. Contact Nora on 071 966 3135 for more information.
BOYLE SUMMER SHOW
The tradition of the Summer Show in Boyle has been revived in recent years with great success. There are lots of new events to experience – Pony Jumping, All Ireland Championship Qualifier Dog show, Donkey Derby and much more! The Boyle Horse and Summer Show has moved to its new location at the Boyle GAA Training Grounds (not Abbey Park), located in The Warren, the town side of Drumderrig Nursing Home. We hope that this site will become the home of the show for many years to come. The location is ideally situated close to the town, on level ground and sheltered from the elements. We are delighted to host a Mounted Games Association of Ireland competition, their first venture in the North West – these competitive games are thrilling to watch and add to the enjoyment of the day. Mr. Roger Prager of the Lough Arrow Estate has kindly re-gifted the Lough Arrow Cup to the Show, the winner of the 1.3m SJI affiliated competition will be presented with a replica of the cup, but the original will be displayed on the day. With all the usual attractions and over 40 stalls we hope to see the Boyle Horse and Summer Show grow into the popular community event it should be.
Congratulations to Liam McKeon, Abbey Community College, winner of the poster campaign, Anna McGrath , Grange School, winner of the front cover of the Summer Show Program, and Brona Mulrennan, Scoil na nAingeal Naofa, Boyle whose drawing will be displayed on the back cover of the program. For further information contact Una Bhan Tourism on 071 966 3033.
Created by two artists in an intimate rural setting, this garden combines productivity, ornamental planting and permaculture. Winding grass paths lead to ponds, developing woodland and polytunnel, one jungle-themed and one for fruit and veg. With an eclectic mix of planting and sculpture, this 16 year old garden is still developing. Open 11am until 5pm on 21st August and 11th September. On R361 Boyle – Frenchpark, Right after Saddlers Inn. After approx 2.5km keep right on big bend, take 2nd lane on Right. Entrance just after first cottage. Contact Saffron Thomas and Ian Stanley, Ardsoran, Lisserlough, Boyle on 086 869 1141.
BOYLE FITNESS CLUB
Boyle boxing club will open every Tuesday at 7.30, mixed classes until September new members welcome.
BOYLE SINGERS CIRCLE
Traditional unaccompanied singing, in English and Irish takes place in Dodd’s Crescent Bar (back room), The Crescent, Boyle the third Saturday of every month, all year around, 9.30pm onwards. All singers and listeners welcome.
Improve your health with Taoist Tai Chi arts. Health benefits include improved circulation, reduced stress, improved balance & posture and increased strength & flexibility. New beginner classes will be held in the Convent Primary School, Boyle on Monday 5th of September from 7pm to 8.15pm. First class is free. For more information contact 089 448 2769.
BOYLE GOLF NEWS
Sunday’s Lorcan Egan Insurance sponsored 18 hole stroke was won by Sean Heslin (10) with a 63 nett, in second was Vincent Egan (18) 64 nett, gross went to Charlie O’Donnell on 73, and in third was Seamus Gallagher (21) 66 nett. The win brings Sean right into contention in the Golfer of the Year competition considering he is guaranteed extra points for the King Harmon matchplay. Saturday’s last person standing competition was won by Pat Conroy, who finished on the 19th hole. Michael Rush was second also finishing on the same hole. The ladies prize was won by Regina McLoughlin (17th Hole). Thursday’s men’s weekly competition was won by Seamus Gallagher with 21pts. In second was Dave Purser with 20pts. Friday evening’s scramble was won by Michael Reid, Seamus Gallagher, Tommy King & Carmel Keenan.
There will be a James Shivnan Memorial Golf Challenge on Saturday 20th August. The format will be an 18 hole singles competition with proceeds going to the Mayo/Roscommon Palliative Care Team and Oncology Unit Sligo.
Golf lessons for junior members continues every Saturday morning from 11am-1pm
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 call Una Bhan on 071 9663 033.
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.