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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 joint ticketing initiative is now available in four of the area’s top attractions. Visitors to King House, Lough Key Forest Park, Boyle Abbey and Arigna Mining Experience can avail of a discount if they purchase another ticket for any of the other attractions. It is hoped to have Boyle Model Railway added to the ticketing system when it is up and running. The idea was first mooted by Boyle Town Team to Roscommon County Council earlier this year. With the assistance of Martin Lydon and Mary Mullins from Roscommon Co Co and the management of the four venues, the joint ticketing initiative is now live.


Come along to the front step of King House to see Michael Bell from open his moth trap to reveal what wonderful creatures can be found flying around the grounds of King House during the night while you are asleep. This is an outdoor event so please wear suitable clothing and footwear. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. This event takes place on Monday 21st August in the grounds of King House at 11am until 12pm. Michael will then take you on a nature walk 21st August at 12pm until 1pm and take a nature walk in the Pleasure Grounds adjacent to King House. See what bugs, creepy crawlies and wildlife you can find living in the park and along the river.


Emigration from Boyle with a happy ending! Hear grandnephew Vincent Delaney tell the story of Thomas Higgins, born near Boyle in the 1840’s who emigrated to the United States and in later years wrote down recollections of his life. This will be taking place in the Library on Tuesday 22nd August at 6.30 pm until 7.30 pm.  Boyle Library will also host an exhibition of letters and images relating to Thomas Higgins and his amazing life. This exhibition will take place Library hours from the 15t 26th August.


Enjoy and afternoon of the story and songs of Delia Murphy, performed by her niece Carmen Cullen with music by Gerry Anderson. Delia was a singer and collector of Irish ballads who recorded several records from the 1930’s to the 1960’s. During World War Two she assisted Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty (the Vatican pimpernel) to hide Jews and escaped Allied soldiers from the Nazis. This event will take place in Boyle Library on Wednesday 23rd August at 2.30pm until 4.30pm.


To celebrate National Heritage Week, Úna Bhán Tourism Co-operative and Ballaghaderreen Lake and Legends invite you to join us on archaeology Bus Tour on Saturday 26th August, leaving from King House, Boyle at 12pm. Visiting Drumanone Dolmen, Moygara Castle, Clogher Stone Fort, The Four Altars and Urlaur Abbey. To book a place call Úna Bhán Tourism on 071 – 96 63033


To celebrate Heritage Week the Courtyard Market which takes place every Saturday in the grounds of King House, Boyle will be hosting the following events: Vintage Motorbikes and High Nellie Bike display on  Saturday 19th August alongside: ‘How to Build a Bug Hotel’ (the only Hotel in Boyle) 10am, Basket Weaving Demonstrations with Victor and  live music by Stereo Bytes at 11am. On Saturday 26th August also celebrating Heritage Week: Vintage Motorbikes and High Nellie Bike display 10am with Food demonstrations, ‘How to Build a Bug Hotel’ 10am Basket Weaving Demonstrations with Victor, 11am Live music by ‘The Hermit Collective’ 11am FREE Children’s tour of King House ‘Through the Eyes of a Child’ conducted by Anna for children aged 6 to 12 (pre-booking essential as limited numbers). 12 noon Hair braiding by Anna and food of Bye-gone years’ in King House Tea Rooms with a Vintage Theme.


“Dig It” is a fun educational, hands on archaeology experience for ages 3years plus where they will carry out a ’mini excavation’ with the promise of hidden treasure using safe, child friendly tools. Warning – children can get a littler dirty as this is an outdoor event so please wear suitable clothing and footwear. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. This event will take place on Saturday 26th August from 11am until 5pm.


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

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