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Boyle Community Notes 17/7/15


The nationally renowned Boyle Arts Festival will launch on Thursday 23th July and open fully on Friday July 24th continuing until Saturday August 1st. 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 is advisable for all events and this can be done at the Festival office, 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 Friday July 17th  until August 1st. Online booking is available for selected events at  For more information, see our full programme or go to  Tel. 071 9663085. Email [email protected] or follow us on Facebook, and Google+


Following the great success of the first two years of the summer reading challenge, the Boyle Library have joined up with a number of other local authorities to offer children the opportunity of taking part in the 2015 Summer Reading Buzz. The challenge will take place through the months of July and August. Children will register for the challenge and receive a loyalty card, and a small gift. With every book the child reads they will have their card stamped and once they have read six books they will receive a small prize, and on completing the challenge by reading ten books they will receive further prizes. When the child has completed the challenge and filled in their card (ten stamps = ten library books read) they will also receive a certificate at the end of the summer. Registration cards are available in the Boyle Library.


These hidden gardens, large/small and in some wonderful settings which offer inspiration, ideas and tranquillity – a perfect day out.  One such garden belongs to Saffron Thomas and Ian Stanley. The garden which has been created by two artists in an intimate rural setting combine’s productivity, ornamental planting and permaculture. The garden opens to view from 11am until 5pm on Sunday 26th July 2nd August and 6th September. The garden can be found on the Boyle /Frenchpark Road, turn right at the Saddlers Inn, after approx 2.5km keep right on the bend, take 2nd lane on right and entrance just after first cottage.


An evening of storytelling, history and beer tasting from sisters Susan Boyle (creator of “A Wine Goose Chase”) and Judith Boyle (MSc Chemistry and Beer Sommelier). Taking place on Friday 24th July at 10pm in Daly’s Bar with doors opening at 9.30pm. In this enjoyable and enlightening event, specially created for Boyle Arts Festival, Susan and Judith will lead you through a taste filled journey discovering the stories behind some of the world’s most loved beers and delving into some of Ireland’s most intriguing craft brews.


Oliver Fallon is a native of Boyle, Co Roscommon and one of the founder members of the New Connaught Rangers Association, founded in 2002. He has contributed to numerous TV and radio documentaries and publications. He has carried out extensive research on the history of the Connaught Rangers and their campaigns and will talk on the ill-fated Gallipoli campaign which cost the lives of so many, including many Irishmen, 100 years ago. Friday 24th July at 6pm in King House doors open at 5.30


Starring television favourite Mary McEvoy and actor and comedian Jon Kenny, The Matchmaker is based on the novella “Letters of a County Matchmaker” by John B. Keane, one of Ireland’s most celebrated writers. The play follows the efforts of Dicky Mick Dicky O Connor to make matches for the lonely and lovelorn from all parts of the country. At the centre of this celebrated production is John B Keane’s marvellous and mischievous wit coupled by his unparalleled way with words. John B. Keane takes us back to a simpler time, when even phones were few and far between and the only web was one left behind by spiders. The show is directed by Michael Scott and not suitable for audiences under 16 years. Taking place in St Josephs Hall on Saturday 25th July, this is one not to be missed.


Irish Traditional Music performers will be appearing in the Church of Ireland on Friday, 25th July at 8pm in (Doors 7.30pm) For more information, see the full programme or go to  Tel. 071 9663085. Email [email protected] or follow us on Facebook, and Google+


The Honda 50 run for all size bikes will be taking place on Sunday July 26th, meeting at Tawnytaskin Community Centre, Boyle Co. Roscommon. Entries are been taken from 10:30 am with refreshments being served all morning. Bikes are scheduled to leave at 12:30 for the round trip, returning 3:30- 4:00, a meal will be served afterwards with a raffle. So why not come along and enjoy the bikes, have a chat and a cuppa with the locals. For more information contact Mary on: 085-1618420 or Ann: 086-8130005


The Paddy Sharkey Memorial Perpetual Lough Gara Cup Open Pike Angling Competition (boat fishing) will take place on Sunday 26th July. Fishing from 11am until 6pm. Entries will be taken at Templeronan Pier. Presentation in the Moylurg Inn at 8:30pm. Refreshments served at the Lakeshore throughout the day. This is a Strict Catch and Release Policy. For further information Contact Jane at 086 8301261.


This year is the 70th Anniversary of the death in New York of Michael Coleman, that renowned fiddle player from Knockgrania who emigrated to America one hundred and one years ago.  To fittingly mark these anniversaries, the weekly summer sessions in the Coleman Music Centre tells the story of Michael Coleman. (1891-1945) Michael Coleman himself, very well portrayed by Eamon McCoy resonates his life story. Show runs each Wednesday during July and August at 9pm. Booking at 0719182599 or


The FAI Summer Soccer Camp is coming to Boyle this August. 5 days of top quality coaching will take place in Celtic Park, Boyle from August 10th to the 14th 2015. Camps are open to boys and girls aged between 6 and 14. They run from 10.30am until 3pm Monday to Friday. Cost is €65 with participants receiving a kit jersey, shorts, socks, backpack, football and certificate. Book online at or call 1890 653 653.


Open week finished on Sunday12th July with an 18 hole stroke for Ladies and Gents. At the final presentation on Sunday evening Club Captains Sandra McCrann & Michael Rush thanked members and visitors for their great support. The raffle hamper was won by Seamus Gallagher, 2nd Prize Mandy Toolan, 3rd Attracta Keville. Golf lessons take place this Wednesday evening 6.30-7.30pm with PGA Professional Philip Murphy. The lesson run for six consecutive Wednesdays and are open to all golfers. Cost per lesson is €5.00 per person. Private lessons can be arranged by appointment. To book a place or for more information call 086 0682116


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.


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.

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