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Boyle Community Notes 6/4/15


Are you interested in competing in the Lough Key Classic Cycling Sportive that will take place in Boyle on Saturday May 16th?  If so, the local cycling club Curlieu Wheelers are commencing training cycles for those who would like to complete the 60k route. The cycles will start with a short 10-15k and gradually build up each week to get you in shape to undertake the challenge. All you need is a road worth bicycle, helmet and high vis jacket. Training cycles commence Tuesday 7th at 7pm from the Crescent and continue every Tuesday and Thursday thereafter. A club member will be on hand to assist and lead each cycle.

Curlew Walkers Club

The next meeting of the club will take place on Sunday 12th April meeting on the Crescent at 10am. This will be a Climb/Grade A at the Ox Mountains Knockalongy with your leader being Philip James, contact no 086 335 3000. Please confirm times with Leader or web site prior to each walk


6 Fridays of Crafting fun with Glenda Devlin which will include beading and jewellery making, recycling, up cycling, repurpose, baking, card making and make your own gifts. Dates are as follows: Friday April 17th / 24th May 1st / 8th / 15th / 22nd all at 10.30 until 12.30. For further information email: [email protected]   

Boyle Courthouse Project

Since the setting up of Boyle Courthouse Development Committee in 2012, the committee have worked tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that the courthouse building will have the necessary building works completed to provide premises that will incorporate a new tourist attraction. The attraction will further enhance the tourism product in Boyle. A firm of conservation architects, Hamilton Young, has been engaged by the committee. The courthouse was surveyed and a ‘Conservation Method Statement’ was prepared. Planning permission for the necessary works was applied for and obtained. Simultaneously talks were ongoing with Roscommon County Council to obtain a lease on the courthouse. At the last meeting of Roscommon County Council a motion to hand the courthouse over to the committee by means of a lease was passed, however, this will need to be ratified at the next council meeting. The development company has finally received a draft lease from the council. A couple of clauses are still the subject of negotiations but it is envisaged the final lease will be ready for signing shortly. Before the lease can be signed, there is a requirement that relevant insurance policies must be in place together with some other documents , such as fire safety statements etc. which all cost money. A number of funding applications are now in progress. In most cases, funding cannot be applied for until a lease is in place. With a lease imminent, the first fundraising event is planned. A Duck Race will take place on the Boyle River on Saturday, May 2nd commencing at the bridge on Bridge Street at 1pm. Ducks will cost €5 each – 1st Prize, €500, 2nd Prize €200 and 3rd €100. Cards will be distributed around the town this weekend so please make sure you get your duck early!



Local Website in  SME Finals, the local website for Boyle has reached the final of the 2015 SME Awards. The website is a finalist in the “Community Minded” section. Other finalists in the section include The Gaiety School of Acting, Christmas FM and Primary Education. The overall winner will be announced at a Dinner in the Radission Blu Hotel in Cork at the end of April

Boyle Model Railway

The Men’s Shed together with volunteers is involved in this project. If you are interested, call to Trojan (upstairs) between 10am and 4pm.


Well done to John McGuinn who won the 18 hole Golfer of the Year with 40pts, 2nd Padraig O’Connell 37pts, Gross Charlie O’Donnell, 3rd Paddy McLoughlin 37pts. John McGuinn leads the golfer of the year table after round one The Thursday night Men’s competition re-commences on Thursday April 11th. Friday evening Scrambles commence on Friday April 19th. Details of the Men’s foursomes draw are on the notice board. Thanks to all who took part in the club outing to Mount Temple on Saturday 28th and to Captains Michael and Sandra for organising and sponsoring prizes. Thanks also to all at Mount Temple for their hospitality. The overall winner was Jonathan Egan, Mens winner was Terry Canning, 2nd Gary Carty with the Ladies winner being Peggy Feely, 2nd Ruth Hogg. First nine Dave Purser, second nine Patrick Egan.  Well done to Jonathan Egan who had an eagle on the 13th.


Workshops and Training on Green Opportunities: Community Groups, Enterprises and Individuals. The Accelerate Green Enterprise programme, based in Boyle, Co. Roscommon is offering a range of workshops and training for interested individuals, businesses and groups. All workshops are free and include themes such as – how to create viable business opportunities from natural resources, understanding the green customer of the future – and much more. The programme also offers an IdeaGen platform which will assist budding entrepreneurs with a green idea, seeking to test out the idea and receive advice on how to move it forward. Additional supports include: case study visits and general business mentoring / training. The Accelerate programme may be of interest to those currently unemployed / underemployed. For more information contact Olwen on 087-7997772, or Orla on 086-3807802.


Are you currently between the ages of 18 – 65? Do you have a disability or health related issue? Would you consider working part-time? If so, why not let Employability Service Roscommon support you to find that job in your local area. This is a confidential and free service funded by the Department of Social Protection. For further information Call 09496 20328 or Call/Text 087 6538176or email [email protected]The EmployAbility Service is an Employment and Recruitment Service to assist people with a disability or health issue to pursue and maintain employment in the open labour market.


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.

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