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Boyle Community Weekly Notes


The Boyle Christmas Lights Team will distribute Raffle cards to ALL Businesses over the coming days for the Annual Cash Draw with prizes in excess of €1,000 to be won. The team appeals to all Businesses to promote the raffle and encourage maximum sales. The annual running costs of the lights is approx. €5,000 and we are this year faced with an additional cost of installing a new infrastructure/upgrading system to accommodate the lights to a RECI approved standard. The erection of the lights commenced Tuesday 7th November in Boyle and again we appeal to anyone, especially Boyle business owners who can lend a hand for a couple of hours. If you’d like to get involved please call Dara on 086 406 6976. The scheduled nights over the next 10 days are this evening (Wednesday 8th) at 6.30pm at the Crescent and Tues 14th & Wednesday 15th November. It takes approx. 500 voluntary man hours to erect and take down the lights, thus help would greatly be appreciated.


“Zombie Science: Worst Case Scenario” will be held in King House on Wednesday 15th November. Held as part of Sligo Science Festival, the event commences at 7pm. It is open to all over 13 and is a free event. To guarantee a seat – email [email protected] or call into King House. Zombie Science: Worst Case Scenario is a spoof tutorial on the real science behind a Zombie epidemic. The tutorial puts the audience at the heart of a hypothetical Zombieism outbreak and teaches them what to do when the inevitable Zombie pandemic occurs. The tutorial features a multi-media presentation, practical demonstrations and audience participation.


Mini fashion shows, styling tips etc with Mandy Maher Instore with the Catwalk Modelling Agency taking place in Marians, Bridge Street, Boyle on Saturday 18th November. All Welcome.


With just three weeks to go until opening night, Boyle Musical Society  are delighted to announce that tickets for their eagerly anticipated new show, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat  are now on sale. Tickets can be purchased from the following outlets in Boyle. Taylor’s Jewellers on Bridge St., Mary Magee’s on Main St. and Unabhán in King House. ‘Joseph…’ will be staged in St. Joseph’s Church from Thursday November 23rd to Saturday November 25th and the performances will be at 8:30pm nightly. Tickets are priced at €15 but special concessions of €10 tickets for children, students and senior citizens, will be available for Thursday night’s show. Tickets will also be available at the door, each night. Because of the change of venue this year, there is no specific seat allocation but a reserved area will be allocated to pre-purchased tickets. The earlier you arrive at the performance, the better your choice of seat in this area. Tickets can also be booked by telephone on the BMS Ticketline, 087 2736740. The show is based on ‘The Coat of Many Colours’ from the book of Genesis, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and text by Tim Rice and BMS are  very fortunate to be able to present it this year, in the atmospheric surroundings of St. Joseph’s Church. For more information please go to of follow us on Facebook.


For the month of November a group of Boyle gentlemen will be attempting to grow and tame some moustaches in a  ‘Movember’ campaign or ‘Niamhember’ as they are calling it to raise funds in aid of ” Niamh’s Journey There”. Let’s hope there is good growth during November and it brings with it a whole host of silly, bizarre, and overly ambitious moustache attempts! Please support anyone you see during the month with any sort of an attempt at a moustache!


Boyle Model Railway is a community project, being built by the community for the community. Boyle Men’s Shed is next door to the Courthouse needs help. Martin is busy with a beautiful river, harbour and hill scene. David is building a farm and Jonathan a football pitch. Can you help or do you have ideas. It’s Ireland!!!


Plans are well progressed for this year’s Christmas Outdoor Market in the grounds of King House and Craft Fair in King House, Boyle. The Markets take place on Friday December 1st and Saturday December 2nd. On Friday, events commence at 5pm, concluding at 9pm On Saturday the markets and fair are open from 10am until 7pm. For any further inquiries please contact Úna Bhán Tourism on 071 966 3033


The Royal Academy of Music will hold their Piano Exams in King House, Boyle on the 27th 28th and 29th of November, also on the 4th 5th and 6th of December, Anyone wishing to avail of piano practice, can book a practice session for Saturday the 18th of November and Saturday the 25th of November, please ring 0719663242.


Tommy Fleming will bring his special Christmas Show to Kilronan Castle on Sunday 3rd December, 2017. Tickets are currently on sale in Kilronan Castle. Some of the proceeds from this Concert will go towards Ardcarne Community Childcare Facility. Details to follow.


A widows and widowers support group will be taking place meet in the Family Life Centre in Boyle from 7.30pm to 9pm. This is a support group for those who have been bereaved by the death of their spouse. The meeting’s take place every second Thursday of the month thereafter. No booking necessary. Cost is a Donation.


We offer Beginner and Intermediate Yoga classes to both ladies and gents to suit all levels. Classes span across the week, Monday to Friday with both evening and daytime classes. If you are interested in joining us just ring/text Christine 087 225 1138 : Mags 086 8360 111


Monday to Saturday (Inclusive) opening from 9am until 1pm then 7pm until 10pm. Sunday 11am until 1pm Please note: On occasion it may be necessary for the Gardai working at the station having to respond to a call or incident of an urgent nature. If this arises, they will have to temporarily close the station in order to respond to the incident. In addition to providing increased opening hours this will provide greater uniformity and consistency for the public. Gardai wish to thank the people of Boyle and the surrounding area for their continued support.


Boyle Food Partnership was established in July 2017, following the realisation that some households are experiencing food shortages due to a lack of money.  Food supplies are limited and available to those most in need, those who are going without today … not to replenish a cupboard for an unidentified rainy day. We look forward to serving you. If you or anyone you know is going without food due to economic or other hardship, please let them know we are up and running and ask them to get in touch. We will help as best we can. This service is confidential. Tel 071 966 3000 or text 086 738 7910. Email

[email protected]  or Facebook messenger Poverty and Homelessness. All messages will be responded to on the date of receipt.


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,, 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.  


Options 2017 is taking place in The Spool Factory Event Centre in Boyle on Wednesday the 15th of November from 9.30am to 1.30pm and all are welcome. The event is an opportunity to discuss education, training, apprenticeships, work and employment. It is organised by Roscommon Leader Partnership and Galway Roscommon Education and Training Board (GRETB). Are you unsure of what options to take? Are you interested in education or training? Are you currently unemployed and seeking work? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, then this event is perfect for you! At this event you will have the opportunity to meet with and talk to some local people from a range of different areas of training and employment who have successfully managed to achieve their goals. Representatives from Roscommon Leader Partnerships, Department of Social Protection, Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board (GRETB) along with a number of support agencies in the area will be available to discuss further education, apprenticeships, training, work and employment. For more information please contact [email protected] or call 087 055 2292

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