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Preparatory work is presently ongoing in relation to the gable end mural of Una Bhan on Quarry Lane in Boyle, according to local website An additional, smaller mural is being undertaken further down the Lane. The project is being led by well-known artist ‘Friz’ who works in both traditional and digital mediums, focusing on spray painting. A number of local groups are assisting Friz with the project. The Street art project was one of the eight point plans announced by Boyle Town Team following the town’s win in the Enterprising Town’s competition. If this project is deemed a success, the Town Team will look to extend it to other areas of Boyle. Parking restrictions are currently in place on Quarry Lane and the public are asked please adhere to them. Special thanks to Brian and Jacqueline Kelly and Sean Carroll for their cooperation in facilitating the project. Thanks also to Roscommon Co Co, Linda Shevlin Roscommon Arts Office and Linda Sice Roscommon Integrated Development Company along with the members of Boyle Town Team who have made the project possible. (And wait until you see the great use Friz makes of the chimney on the wall!)


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.


Boyle Garda Siochana will hold an open day in the grounds of Lough Key Forest Park on Bank Holiday Monday August 7th. The theme of the day will be “Supporting Safer Communities”. In is hoped to have the Garda Air Support Unit, Dog Unit, Water Unit, Mounted Unit, Armed Support Unit and members of An Garda Siochana from Boyle and surrounding stations in the Park to meet the public. The Road Safety Authority will also be in attendance. The availability of the various Garda Units is depended on operational matters as any unit may be called away at short notice. Speaking to Inspector Tom Colsh said his members were looking forward to meeting the public on the day and imparting information on crime prevention and home security, and are looking forward to the event and receiving feedback from the public in addition to providing them with security advice for the summer months and going into autumn and winter .The day will commence at 11am and conclude at 3pm and everyone is invited to attend. Further details closer to the Open Day will be available on  


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 will take place at 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 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!


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


The Annual 10km walk, run or jog will be taking place on Sunday 13th August at 6pm. Registration is behind the Cross Bar, Ballinameen from  5pm until 5.30.


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, smoothies ice cream milkshakes 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


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.


Summer camps are aimed at inclusion and equality so are open to both children with Special Needs and siblings. Camps are run over two days the 16th and 17th August10 until 3pm and include all materials, gift at the end and certificate of participation for every child. For further information and to register call 057 874 1470 or email [email protected]


A series of golf classes for children aged 7-13 take place each Wednesday from 6pm at Boyle Golf Club with PGA Professional Peter Duignan. The classes 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 that took place to two local primary schools, Scoil Na nAingeal Naofa and St Joseph’s Boys National School by the club and the Confederation of Golf in Ireland.


Elphin Street, Boyle are pleased to offer places on the Major Award Level 5 in Information Processing in September 2017. The Course is a fulltime course that can be achieved over 30 weeks. Age is but a number at Roscommon Learning Links where anyone from 16 upwards to 60 plus is welcome to upskill and get certification in a relaxed Adult Education Training Centre. To Leaving Certificate students who are eagerly awaiting results and unsure about their future, it’s an ideal stop gap to gain additional certification, increase your points and time to reflect on your career path or chosen Course. If you wish to find out more about joining us why not call on 071 9664510 or email [email protected] An Information session will be held in mid-August but in the meantime you can register you’re expression of interest with us if you wish.


Slimming World continues every Thursday evening in Boyle in their new venue – The Spool Factory on St. Patrick Street. You are welcome to join in from 5.30pm If you would you like to lose weight, feel great and stop wearing clothes you hate then come along this evening. Further information from Tracy 086 389 1600


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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