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Brendan Glesson endorses Boyle
According to a report on, Boyle received more favourable publicity when world famous actor Brendan Gleeson described Boyle as “an incredibly beautiful place” during a recent interview in The Guardian newspaper. The star of Calvary, In Bruges and The Guard made his comments in the popular “On My Radar” feature. Brendan is a regular visitor to the area where he has a holiday home.
Under the heading “The Place” this is what Brendan had to say about Boyle: This is all that I love about home, the best parts of home. I first went there when I was 19 – I had a guitar I’d painted myself in some sort of vague, aspiring hippie-dom. I was a city boy in a country town and I was made to feel very welcome, which is not always the case. There’s a massive tradition of music there, and some of the older generation let me in on what traditional music is all about. Then in the 90s, people came back like John Carty who was born in London but his father was from Roscommon. So the music is still thriving there, and it’s an incredibly beautiful place.

Summer Show 80′s Disco night
The Boyle Summer Show Annual disco has stepped up a notch this year and will belt out tunes from the 60′s, 70′s, 80′s and 90′s in the ‘Dance through the Decades ‘Summer Show fundraiser. DJ Dermot Leyden is already dusting off the vinyl’s in preparation for the night which this year takes place on Saturday July 15th. Come dressed as your favourite artist or group and who knows there might be a prize waiting for you! Disco starts at 10pm in Daly’s Storehouse with €10 entry

Boyle Arts Festival office
The Boyle Arts Festival office next door to Marian’s on Bridge Street will open from July 10th until Saturday July 29th. 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.

James (Lal) Woods dart competition

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.

Boyle Summer Show
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.

FAI Soccer Camp comes to Boyle
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!

Golf club news
The following are the results of the Fore Club Alliance singles stableford competition held over the weekend 1st and 2nd July: Men: 1st Michael Simon 39pts, 2nd Jim Dwyer 39pts, 3rd Owen Garvin 38pts. Ladies: 1st Ann Neary (Strokestown), 2nd Peggy Feely, 3rd Ruth Hogg. The Ladies Australian Spoons competition results are as follows: 1st Mary O Hara & Carmel McGarry, 2nd Liz Dwyer & Regina McLoughlin, 3rd Peggy Feely & Moira Egan.
The Men’s 12 Hole S/Ford was won by Club Captain Gerry O’Hara 29pts. The runner up was Paul Connolly. The Club would like to thank all our sponsors for Open Week & competitions throughout the Year. There will be a Junior Skills Challenge on Saturday morning which will take place at 11am followed by the presentation of prizes. The James Shivnan Memorial Golf Challenge in Aid of Mayo/Roscommon Palliative Care will take place at Boyle Golf Club on Saturday 15th July.

Courtyard Market
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

Boyle Family Resource
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.

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: [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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