Boyle Arts Festival
The nationally renowned Boyle Arts Festival will launch on Thursday 21st July continuing until Sunday 31st July. The programme is already bursting at the seams with an eclectic mix of visual arts, music, drama, film, free family events, craft workshops, storytelling, readings and much more and is now in circulation around the town. Booking Office is now open next door to Marian’s, Bridge St. Boyle. Drop in to pick up a programme or to find out about the other exciting events. The office is open every day (excluding Sundays) from Monday 11th July until Saturday 30th July. For more information, see our full programme or go to www.boylearts.com Tel. 071 9663085. Email [email protected] or follow us on Facebook, www.twitter.com/boyle_arts and Google+
Boyle songwriters collective
Meeting on a regular basis to discuss, encourage and share original material. This evening they will perform some of their finest songs, some funny, some sad, but all well crafted and a joy to listen to. Taking place on Thursday 21st July in Clarkes Bare at 10pm and is a Free event.
Boyle Historical Walk
Take a walk around Boyle town in the company of local historian Danny Tiernan. Meeting at King House at 11am on Saturday 23rd July.
The pop up mobile planetarium returns to Boyle bringing the wonders of the Universe to your doorstep, exploring science, astronomy, geology and geography in a fun and interactive way. Taking place on Friday 22nd July in Abbey community college at 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm.
Children’s Poetry Reading
Local poet and author Gerry Boland reads from his new book of poems for young readers The Secret Lives of Mothers. Prepare yourself for plenty of laughs, some clever rhyming, a bit of irreverence and the occasional nugget of totally useless wisdom. This is Free and taking place in the Boyle Library on Friday 22nd July at 11am. Advanced booking is essential. Gerry will also be holding a writing workshop for children in the afternoon.
Paddy Sharkey Cup
The Paddy Sharkey Perpetual Memorial Lough Gara Cup Open Pike Competition will be held on Saturday 23rd July on Lough Gara. Fishing from 11am until 6pm with check in and entries taken at Templeronan Pier. Presentation will take place in the Moylurg Inn, Boyle at 8.30. For further information contact Jane Suffin on 086 830 1261
Commemorating Boyle Congo Soldiers
Boyle members of Ex Servicemen and Personnel will unveil a “Congo Plaque” in Boyle on Wednesday 27th July. The plaque will commemorate the Boyle ex servicemen who served with the first Irish soldiers who took part in the United Nations Mission from 1960-1964 to the Congo. The ceremony will take place in Boyle Library.
BAF Lunchtime performance
Lizi Hannon, Lynda Moyse and Ceara Conlon will make a welcome return to the stage with a lunchtime performance in the Church of Ireland on Thursday July 28th. This is the second time the girls have performed at Boyle Arts Festival and anybody that saw them in 2014 will know that this event is not to be missed! Accompanying themselves on piano and guitar, they will once again delight their audience with a repertoire showcasing popular songs from all genres. For more information go to www.boylearts,com see Festival programme, or call to the BAF office on bridge street which is now open from Monday to Saturday from 11am until 6pm open from 10am until 6pm on the week of the Arts Festival.
James Woods Darts Competition
The James (Lal) Woods Memorial Darts Competition will take place on Friday 29th July in the Moylurg Inn. First prize €150 plus memorial cup (sponsored by the Woods family) and second prize €100 (sponsored by the Woods family). All proceeds in aid of Roscommon Mayo Hospice. This will be an 8pm start with boards open from 7.30pm. Entry fee will be €10 per player with raffle and spot prizes on the night. For further information call 086 7342251.
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, one for fruit and veg. With an eclectic mix of planting and sculpture, this 16 year old garden is still developing. Open11am until 5pm on Saturday 30th July, 21st August and 11 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. Saffron Thomas and Ian Stanley 086 869 1141 Ardsoran, Lisserlough, Boyle.
Swimming lessons for Boyle children
Swimming lessons will be provided in Roscommon Leisure Centre this year for Boyle children from August 15th to 23rd. They will be conducted by the Irish Water Safety Association. Children aged between 7 and 13 years are eligible. Cost is €50 to include transport. Please contact Maureen McQuaid on 086 3889907 or 071 9663057 email [email protected]
Boyle Horse and Summer Show has moved
Delighted to announce that the Boyle Horse and Summer Show have 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. Hoping that this site will become the home to the Show for many years to come. The location is ideally situated close to the town, on level ground and sheltered from the elements.
FAI summer soccer camp for Boyle
This summer’s FAI Summer Soccer Camp will take place in Celtic Park, Sligo Road, Boyle from August 8th to 12th. The camps cater for players of all abilities and participants are grouped according to ability and age to ensure that everyone gets the most out of being on a SportsDirect.com FAI Summer Soccer School. Camps run from 10.30am – 3pm from Monday to Friday. Beginners will learn the fundamental football skills needed to be a player and receive a fun and dynamic introduction to playing the beautiful game. More seasoned players will focus on more technical and skill-specific training and everyone will come together in the afternoon to participate in mini-leagues and small-sided games. The coaching programme for the week is fully aligned to our Player Development Plan and offers young players the opportunity to maximise their learning and development in a fun and safe environment whilst doing what every young football loves to do – SCORE GOALS!
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.
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 9663033.