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The Boyle Arts Festival office next door to Marian’s on Bridge Street is now open until Saturday July 29th from 12 noon until 6pm Monday through to Saturdays. For more information on Boyle Arts Festival 2017 please go to or email [email protected] Telephone 071 966 3085. Follow us on Facebook. Boyle Arts Festival is supported by The Arts Council, Fáilte Ireland, Roscommon Co. Council, Local Businesses and patrons.

Photography exhibition by Fotofit, This is an initiative open to all beginner photographers to learn new skills in a fun way. The exhibition will be launched by Sean O’Dowd on Thursday 20th July at 7pm in the Boyle Resource Centre. The exhibition will continue daily from Friday 21st until Thursday 27th July from 11am until 4pm.

Plans are progressing for the Cootehall Fete which will take place on the weekend of July 21st. Friday July 21st Social Dancing Spectacular – Back to the Marquee of the ’70’s with Paul McCarthy and Sharon Turley Saturday July 22nd Summer Fete Party with hog roast, fete raffle and special guests. Music by Martin Boston. Sunday July 23rd Fete Fun Day with competitions, fun and games. Proceeds, after costs, to SHOUT Sligo and community groups.
Tickets are available locally or on


The Annual James (Lal) Woods Darts Competition will take place this year on Saturday 29th July in the Moylurg Inn. First prize €150 plus perpetual cup (sponsored by the Woods family) and 2nd prize €100 (sponsored by the Woods family) Boards open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start. There will also be a Raffle and spot prizes on the night. All proceeds in aid of the Mayo Roscommon Hospice. All enquiries 086 734 2251. 90 dart throwers took part in the competition last year with over €2000 raised for the Hospice.

Ardsoran in Lisserlough near Boyle is a beautiful garden 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 polytunnels, one jungle-themed, one for fruit and vegetables. With an eclectic mix of planting and sculpture, this 17 year old garden is still developing and is open to the public 6th and 27th August from 11am until 5pm.

Boyle Neighbourhood Youth Project are holding a “Lego Camp” in Boyle from August 8th to 11th. Freeplay will take place from 10.30am to 11.30am. Brain storming session from 11.30am until 12 noon (For afternoon construction). Lunch will commence at 12 until 12.30pm. Lego Construction 12.30pm until 2pm. Sow and Tell 2pm until 2.30pm. This Camp is suitable for children aged 4-10. Further information from Maria on 086 052 4808

The Boyle Summer Show is now accepting applications from stall holders for the Summer Show being held on Sunday 20th August. Arts and Crafts, Artisan Foods, Agricultural, Educational, and New Venture Stalls are all welcome. Marquees will be provided if required. Entry is free (depending on business type). Please contact Margaret on 086 3530190 to book your place. Spaces are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. You can also follow Boyle Summer Show on their Facebook page.

The annual FAI Soccer Camp will take place at Celtic Park in Boyle from the 7th to the 11th of August. 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 FAI Summer Soccer School. Camps run from 10.30am until 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 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!

Junior Golf lessons for 8-16 year olds. The lessons commence at 11am and will continue every Saturday until the end of Boyle Golf Club. They are coordinated by Junior Convenor Brendan Gaffney along with Moira Egan and Paddy Nangle and are free of charge (excluding membership). Meanwhile, A series of golf classes for children aged 7-13 have commenced since Wednesday 12th July from 6pm at Boyle Golf Club with PGA Professional Peter Duignan. They will run each Wednesday for 5 weeks and are open to members and non-members alike. Peter is a highly experienced coach, having completed his training at the prestigious Portmarnock Golf Club in Dublin before taking up a head professional role at Charlesland in Co Wicklow. Currently based at Co Longford Golf Club, he will be offering tuition to those from Boyle and the wider area. There will be three one hour slots and groups will be limited to 8 participants each so it is advisable to book early to avoid disappointment.
This promotional drive is in association with visits to two local primary schools, Scoil Na Naingael Naofa and St Joseph’s Boys National School by the club and the Confederation of Golf in Ireland recently. Boyle Golf Club would like to thank both schools for kindly accommodating this initiative. The club has set up an online payment facility this year to aid with administration. We can offer a reduced rate for those who choose to use it. Link: For those who wish not to engage with this, they may contact the coordinator Gary Carty on 0860682116 to book or for any queries.

The Market takes place every Saturday in the Grounds of King House, Boyle from 10am until 2pm..If you would like to enjoy the best locally grown fresh and organic produce, then a trip to the Courtyard Market should be on your agenda. There is a wide range of seasonal produce, Vegetarian hot meals to eat here or take home as well as organic fruit and vegetables, homemade jams and marmalade, organic free range eggs, fruit juices, 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. So why not come along and have a chat with the stall holders and avail of their ideas. For further information please call Una Bhan on 071 9663 033

Get ready for Spring/Summer by doing a clear-out. There is a clothing bank outside the Boyle Family Resource Centre (Family Life Centre) which accepts old clothes, bed linen, handbags and shoes that are sent for recycling. Your support and donations are very much appreciated as this helps raise funds towards the Centres programmes and community work. No Duvets and Pillows and as they cannot be recycled.

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: [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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