Boyle community weekly notes

Tennis coaching will recommence in Boyle on Wednesday September 6th with an eight week course bringing us up to half term. Times are: 3:30pm until 4:30pm for children from 5yrs. to 8yrs. and 4:30pm until 5:30pm for 9yrs+. The full cost of the course is €40 but why not come along on 6th Sept., and for €5 tries it out!? All equipment including racquets and balls are provided free! Also, in case of bad weather we have great indoor facilities! So, just come along and enjoy some tennis fun with a fully qualified tennis coach. Enquiries please to Noreen Hawkins on 087 657 3046

Curlieu Wheelers Cycling Club will be running a static cycle to raise money for “Niamh’s Journey There”. This will take place at Londis Supermarket, The Crescent, Boyle, on Friday 8th September and Saturday 9th September. The cyclists will cover “Niamh’s Journey There”, a distance of 1830 km, which is the equivalent of Boyle to Birmingham and back to Boyle again. The event kicks off at 10.30 am each morning and will run all day. Club members will cover most of the distance but we would appeal to everyone, young and old, to come along and pedal a few kilometres with us to show your support for Niamh. We will provide the bikes and equipment. Donations can be made at Londis on the day, or at any time to the Go Fund Me page We would like to extend a HUGE thanks to Neil, Olive, Dan, Richard and staff at Londis for accommodating us.


The venue for this course will be the Boyle Family Resource Centre and will be taking place on Thursday September 7th at 9.30am until 5pm. 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 (Ambulance or Doctor). To provide treatment where no further medical (Doctor) treatment is required. To Preserve Life, Prevent Further Injury and Promote Recovery.  The trainer on the day will be James McLoughlin of Absolute Safety. On successful completion of courses, each participant will receive a Certificate issued by Absolute Safety   


This year’s annual Boyle Celtic cycle to and climb of Croagh Patrick will take place on Sunday September 10th. The cycle will leave Celtic Park at 8am. If interested, please advise Eddie Conroy on 086 257 4257 or [email protected] to ascertain numbers. This is always an enjoyable day out with a bus trip home for participants.


This year’s annual Cannonball Run will travel past Boyle on Sunday September 10th. The Adrenalin fuelled event is the largest organised road trip in Europe and the most exciting motoring and social event of the year with most of the world’s top mark car such as McLaren, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Aston Martin, Porsche, Masseratti, Rolls Royce taking part. The cars leave Dublin on Friday 8th September heading to Limerick. On Saturday they arrive in Sligo town centre at 6.30pm joining the N4 at Collooney On Sunday 10th they will leave Rosses Point at 10am, passing on the N4 Curlew Bypass at approximately 10.30am before their finish in Kilkenny later that evening.


The next meeting of the Curlew Walkers club will be taking  place on Sunday 10th September. Meeting on the Crescent, Boyle at 11am.  This will be a Climb/Flat  at O’Donnells Rock. Your leader for the day will be Frances Mc Donagh 087 6787 257.  Please confirm times with leader or website prior to each walk


The Marie Keating Foundation mobile unit & nurse will once again visit the Family Resource Centre, Boyle on Tuesday September 12th from 10.30am to 3pm. The Foundation Mobile Information Units are staffed by a specialist nurse and visit community groups, workplaces, organisations and public places to bring cancer information straight into the heart of communities nationwide.


Boyle Library Book Club is eager as always to welcome new members. Meetings are held monthly in the library, at 11am on a Wednesday mid-month. More details can be had from Boyle Library. All are welcome to come along and enjoy the best of books and the liveliest discussion and to present their own suggestions to the group. Book for Sept is “Dear Life” by Alice Munro and there are copies in the library. The next meeting will be on Wednesday, 13th September at 11am.


The forthcoming   production of ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ will be staged from November 23rd to 25th in St. Joseph’s Church, Boyle. Rehearsals have just begun in St. Joseph’s Hall and a warm welcome is extended to all new, former and existing members to join up for twelve unforgettable weeks of music, singing, drama, dancing, comedy and lots more…. Rehearsals will continue in the Hall on Monday and Thursday evenings. Our Musical Director Anne and Director/Choreographer, Vivienne will be on hand to outline the show to everybody, so come along and join the fun. Moving the show to a different venue for this year, is a huge undertaking and challenge for BMS but we can assure both participants and audiences alike, that this will be a monumental production and a truly spectacular, unforgettable experience for all involved! We will be looking for children from 5th and 6th class to take part in the show and we will hold a workshop specifically for them, at a later date. More details to follow. Based on ‘The Coat of Many Colours’ from the book of Genesis, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and text by Tim Rice, ‘Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ is a show for all the family. It features well known songs like ‘Close Every Door’ and ‘Any Dream Will Do’. Boyle Musical Society last staged ‘Joseph…’ back in 2001.


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


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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