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Boyle Community Notes


Sponsors are currently sought for the men’s Thursday competition which runs each week beginning Thursday 13th April. If you wish to sponsor one of these, please write your name on the sheet provided on the noticeboard. Also, there is an opening for businesses or individuals to sponsor our new monthly medal competitions which will be held on the last Sunday of every month. These competitions will form the core of the Golfer of the Year series and will be the gents flagship events outside of the clubs majors. Sunday 2nd of April saw the singles stableford won by Jim Mooney (10) with 38pts, in second was Padraig O’Connell (16) with 37pts, the gross prize went to Terry Canning, and in third was Pat Brogan (19) also with 37pts. The winter 9 hole competitions has come to a conclusion as of the last week of March. Thanks to all who supported these competitions.


The Courtyard Market will be holding their Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday 15th April 10am until 2pm. All welcome.


The Boyle Christmas Lights Crew invite all Businesses, Community groups, Clubs and friends to join them on Good Friday 14th April in St. Josephs Hall in search of the Brightest Sparks in Boyle! Table of four costs €40, and proceeds will go the Christmas Lights fund.

The crew thank you sincerely for your continued support over the years, which has enabled buy the lights, add new additions and continue to expand our array of lights- including the lighting of same over the festive period. Good Friday Night is a guaranteed night of fun and enjoyment and we appeal to all to support the event. Tables can be pre booked with any of the following: Brian Kelly, Cecil Draper, Stephen Bohan, Patricia Golden, Deirdre Purcell, Liz Gannon, Siobhan Gallagher.


Boyle Annual Pike Angling Festival will be taking place on the Easter weekend, Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th April on Lough Key, Boyle. €5000 guaranteed prize fund 1st Prize €2,500 plus the Moonstone Jewellers Perpetual Cup. In addition, Saturday and Sunday’s winners will each receive €1175 in prize money. Entry Fee per person – Adults €60 / Juniors €20 (Junior’s must fish for junior prize and be accompanied by a fee paying adult). Additional information is available from Jane, Boyle and District Angling Club on 086 830 1261


The annual Afternoon Tea Event will once again take place this Easter Sunday and Monday April 16th and 17th. This year all monies raised will go to purchase a defibrillator. It is the Committee’s intention to place the defibrillator outside of the building in case of emergencies. We are delighted to announce we will have Martina Morris, photographer exhibit her fantastic pictures and cards. Further details contact Ann on 086 813 0005.


Easter Monday 17th April why not walk off the Chocolate Eggs  by participating in a 6k FunWalk/Run starting from Cavetown Amenity Centre at 2pm with registration at 1.30pm.Entry €5 per adult and children go free. Proceeds in aid of Cavetown Amenity Development. Refreshments served everybody welcome.


Una Bhan Tourism Boyle will be holding their Craft Workshop on Tuesday 18th through to Friday 21st April. All children over the age of 5 are most welcome. For further information call 071 9930 33.


The next meeting of the Curlew Walkers club will be taking  place on Sunday 23rd April. Meeting on the Crescent, Boyle at 9am.  This will be a Climb/Grade A at Slieve Bloom. Your leader for the day will be Henk Meijnhardt. Please confirm times with leader or website prior to each walk


This is the Pieta House signature Awareness and fundraising event. The event will begin in darkness at 4.15am on Saturday morning, 6th May 2017, and end as the sun begins to rise. Supported by Electric Ireland, this event will take place in over 110 locations in Ireland and across the world. More information to follow nearer the date of this event.


Entry will soon open for Ireland’s Toughest Muckers challenge which will take place once again in Lough Key Forest Park on Saturday June 10th. A new website will be launched later this month for the event and a dedicated entry section will be available on the website. The 10k obstacle challenge will have a number of new features this year according to one of the organisers A “Little Muckers” course will be 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.


The market is now open for Organic Fruit and Vegetables, Organic Eggs, Olive Oil, Achill Sea Salt, Breads, Cakes and Tarts. The market will be open from 10am until 2pm each and every Saturday.


The Boyle Courthouse Golf Classic took place over the weekend 25th/26th March. The following are the results:1st Jim Mooney, Michael Gilmartin, Paul Connolly, Paddy Mc Loughlin 94pts 2nd Gerry O Hara, Terry canning, Ross Andrew, Peter Leydon 90pts

3rd Willie Tiernan, John Mc Guinn, Vincent Egan, Sean Mc Loughlin 89pts Ladies Prize: Joey Mullaney, Carmel McGarry, Carmel Conlon, Mary O Hara 83pts Longest Drive: Lorcan Egan Nearest The Pin: Tom Kearney The winners of the Courthouse Classic Raffle were as follows: 1st Claire Cryan 2nd Pat Brogan 3rd John Mc Guinn 4th Paul Connolly 5th Michael Gilmartin 6th Jim CalleryMembers are reminded that membership payments are now due. Our membership Secretary is Paula Cull, Drumderrig House, Abbeytown, 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


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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