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One of the highlights of the Boyle Arts Festival will be a chance to see a specially extended version of the film presentation, Boyle – Through the Magic Lantern. This film offers a unique glimpse into life in Boyle in days gone by, as seen through the eyes of three local motion picture enthusiasts, Walter Cahill, Gerald Dodd and Jim Duffy. The film has been compiled and edited by Brendan McGee, with the assistance of the families of the tree cameramen and the Irish Film Institute. It takes a look at life in the Boyle area, between the 1960’s and the late 1970’s and it will showcase rarely seen colour film footage and the only known movie film of the fire in St Joseph’s Church which took place exactly 40 years ago, in 1977. Through the Magic Lantern will be taking place on Thursday 27th July in King House at 1pm Advance booking essential


The Boyle Camera Club 10th annual photography exhibition, in association with the Boyle Arts Festival, will be held up to the 30th of July at the Boyle Library in King House. There will be 28 images on display, taken by club members, covering a broad range of photographic subject matter. Framed and unframed prints are for sale with proceeds being donated to Touch Ireland Shannonside Group. The club also have a raffle where the prize is a framed print of your choice.


The Boyle Arts Festival office next door to Marian’s on Bridge Street is open until Saturday July 29th from 12 noon until 6pm. 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 opened on Thursday in the Boyle Resource Centre. The exhibition will continue daily until Thursday 27th July from 11am until 4pm.


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.


Building on the success of the MoylurgFest, Mattimoes Bar and the Moylurg Inn have joined together to bring “Rock the Clock”. The festival takes place on the August Bank Holiday weekend Friday 4th August to Sunday 6th August. Here is a provisional timetable:
Friday 8pm Duck Race on Boyle River: 9pm Festival opens on the Crescent with Deano Shambeno
Saturday: 10pm Music on Bridge Street with Twisted Ninja 11pm Fireworks Display with live music in the Moylurg with the Lengends. Sunday: Family Fun Day on the Crescent BBQ, Bouncy Castle, Face Painting, Tug O War. 9pm Music with The Mongrals and Music in Mattimoes with Jukebox 35. Come along and Rock the Clock.


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.


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!


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 Paddy Sharkey Perpetual Memorial Lough Gara Cup Open Pike Competition will be held on Sunday 13th August on Lough Gara. Fishing from 11am until 6pm with check in and entries taken at Templeronan Pier. Presentation will take place in the Moylurg Inn, Boyle at 8.30. For further information contact Jane Suffin on 086 830 1261


An emergency/occupational first aid Refresher Course incorporating CPR will take place at Boyle Family Resource Centre on Tuesday 15th August 9.30am-5pm. Course Content: To provide each participant with the necessary skills to give immediate treatment to an adult who has been injured or taken ill suddenly, prior to the arrival of the medical services. To provide treatment where no further medical (Doctor) treatment is required. To preserve life, Prevent Further Injury & Promote Recovery. Trainer is James McLoughlin from Absolute Safety. On successful completion of courses, each participant will receive a Certificate issued by Absolute Safety. Booking essential through the Boyle Family Resource Centre on 071 966 3000.


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 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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