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Boyle Fire Service needs your support!
Boyle Fire Service is holding a fundraising car wash in Shop Street Carpark on Saturday 29th April from 12until 4pm. All proceeds will go towards installing lights in the Pleasure Grounds. Lighting up the community park will provide access to all its amenities and add an attractive visual dimension to the town after dark. This project has the full backing of Roscommon County Council, Boyle Town Team, Boyle Chamber of Commerce and Boyle Gardai. Information on Fire Safety in the home and each car washed will be entered into a draw for a picnic bench worth €180 which has been very generously donated by Martin Connolly and his team at Boyle Men’s Shed. Please call in and support, because together we can make a difference.

Darkness Into Light

On 6th of May, light will spread across the world, in over 150 venues on 4 continents. The vision at Pieta House is to create a world where suicide, self-harm and stigma have been replaced by hope, self-care and acceptance. Darkness into Light is vital for our fundraising, for raising awareness and for bringing people together as we do everything we can to bring about a suicide-free world. Meeting at 4.15am at St Joseph’s Hall Boyle.

Annual Sponsored Walk
St. Joseph’s Boys National School, Abbeytown, Boyle will hold their Annual Sponsored Walk on Sunday 7th May at 3pm. Meeting in the school at 2.45pm with the walk starting at 3pm.  Everybody welcome to come along. Light refreshments will be served afterwards in the school hall.

Mid week cycle
Curlieu Wheelers mid-week spins have commenced and will be held every Wednesday departing from the Crescent at 6pm. An evening spin will also take place on Friday’s at 6pm with the main weekend cycle on Sunday’s at 9pm. Members are getting the kilometres in for the Tour of Sligo which will take place on Sunday April 30th.The club’s annual Sportive, the Lough Key Classic will take place on Sunday May 14th

Curlew Walkers Club
The next meeting of the Curlew Walkers club will be taking place on Sunday 14th /15th May. This will be a weekend away in Innisboffin with your leaders Naomi McBride 087 6743 693 and Eileen Callaghan 086 1940 651. Please confirm times with leader or website prior to each walk

Lough Key Classic
This cycle challenge will be taking place on Sunday 14th May starting and finishing in Boyle. The 115k will start at 9am and the 10am start for the 33/70k. Enjoy the beauty of Lough Key Country and take in the views in this challenging event. Further news coming soon on

Courtyard Market
The market is now open for Organic Fruit and Vegetables, Organic Eggs, Olive Oil, Achill Sea Salt, Bread, Grow Truck Vegetarian Meals, Juices, Award winning Cakes, Jams, Tarts, Honey, Hand Knits and Plants and Herbs. The market will be open from 10am until 2pm each and every Saturday.

Boyle Golf Club

Commencing with the most recent results, the Club Fundraiser held over the Bank holiday weekend was won by the trio of 1st Michael Simon, Michael Reid & Frank Flanagan with 93pts, in second was Pat Brogan, Paul Connolly & Seamus Gallagher with 87pts and in third was Terry Canning, Ross Andrew & Gerry O Hara 86pts. Thanks to all who played, some more than once – It is much appreciated by the club.
The previous weekend the voucher competition for men and the ladies lucky strike took place. The two respective winners were Terry Canning & Moira Egan both of whom will get to enjoy complimentary golf in the year ahead. Second in the voucher went to Jim Dwyer, gross prize to Brendan Gaffney and third to David Wynne. The ladies runner up was Regina McLoughlin, the gross winner was Tish Perry and third was Liz Dwyer. The first men’s Thursday competition was held on Thursday 13th April. In first place was Pat Conroy with 21pts, Owen Garvin was second and Sean Heslin was third, both with 17pts.Club Foursomes Matchplay The draw for this year’s edition of the competition has been made available to view on our website or club noticeboard. Jonathan Egan & Seamus Gallagher will be looking to make it a hat-trick of wins having captured the title in 2015 & ’16. The deadline for those involved in the preliminary round is Saturday 29th April to complete their match.

Irelands Toughest Muckers
Ireland’s Toughest Muckers is a 10km obstacle challenge set in the stunning location of Lough Key Forest Park in Boyle. This challenge is tough, dirty, sweaty, wet, adrenaline packed but most of all it is fun. There will be natural and manmade obstacles that you may need help to complete but it is all part of the challenge, and just when you think you can’t take anymore there is a surprise in store (let’s just say you better get on that stepper). This course is designed by firemen who got silver medals in the world police and fire games last year, so you can expect it to be full of exciting and tricky obstacles. Event schedule and times: Saturday 19th July. Registration begins at 10am on the morning and the race starts at 12.00. There is ample parking in the forest park. Waivers will need to be signed on the day. It is advisable to wear training gear for the race but remember to bring a change of clothes to enjoy the festivities afterwards.

Boyle Arts Festival 2017
Once again, Boyle is the place to be this summer, with appearances by Anúna, Declan O’Rourke, Miriam O’Callaghan, Eddi Reader, Brian Kennedy, Rackhouse Pilfer, Regina Nathan, The Celtic Tenors, Michael McHale, The Inishowen Gospel Choir, Jon Kenny and Mary McEvoy all lined up for the 28th annual Boyle Arts Festival, which will take place from Thursday 20th July to Sunday 30th July. More details of very exciting and diverse events will soon be announced when the official programme is launched, in June. The Festival calendar is already bursting at the seams with almost fifty events, including an eclectic mix of visual arts, music, drama, film, comedy, workshops, storytelling, children’s events, poetry, readings and much more! If you are planning a visit to Boyle this summer, then make it late July, so you can enjoy as much of BAF 2017 as possible! Tickets for a selection of events will soon be available to purchase on A big thanks Roscommon Co. Council for the use of the beautifully restored King House which as always, houses the centrepiece of Boyle Arts Festival – the main Visual Exhibition, once again curated by Paul McKenna. The theme this year is ‘Facing West’ and the exhibition features 95 of the very best artists from the West of Ireland. Several other exhibitions, including the highly acclaimed Local Artists exhibition, will take place during the Festival and details will be available in the programme. For more information on Boyle Arts Festival 2017 please go to and or email [email protected] Telephone 0719663085. Follow us on Facebook. Boyle Arts Festival is supported by The Arts Council

Society of St. Vincent de Paul 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: svpboyle[email protected] All calls, texts and help provided are CONFIDENTIAL

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

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