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Boyle Arts Festival – thank you
The committee would like to sincerely thank all for the tremendous sponsorship support we have received. This year’s Festival will run from July 20th to 30th featuring almost 50 events over ten days. We will soon launch our programme and if anyone would like to become a sponsor, it is still not too late to be included in the programme and a donation can be made to any of the Committee members.

Three Tenors concert cancelled

The Three Tenors concert due to take place in St. Joseph’s Church in Boyle on Sunday May 21st has been cancelled. A spokesperson for the Three Tenors confirmed to that the concert was cancelled “due to circumstances beyond our control”. The spokesperson stated that a new date will be rescheduled shortly.

Boyle Enterprise Centre
Free Training for Community Groups at Boyle Enterprise Centre from 7.30-9.30 on Wednesday May 24th. Topics covered: Introduction to Funding, Management Committee Skills, and Understanding Funding Decisions/Lobbying. The training is organised by Roscommon Public Participation Network. For more details or to book places please contact Brenda on 090 666 5735 or 086 0478 616 or email [email protected]

Garda Vetting
Garda Vetting is legally mandatory for everyone who works or volunteers with children and vulnerable adults. A short presentation will give an overview of the Garda Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act and will provide information on the steps community groups should take to ensure they are compliant. Information will also be given on the “E-Vetting” system and give tips on avoiding delays and problems. Training on the Key Requirements for Community Groups who fundraise and are charities and aren’t sure what they need to do to be compliant under the Charities Act. The training will take place from 2pm until 5pm on Thursday 25th May in Roscommon Leader Partnership Office, Golf Links Road, Roscommon Town The training is free, but places are limited. To book your place, contact Bridie on 094 986 2565 or email [email protected] or Linda on 090 663 0252 or email [email protected]

Curlew Walkers Club
The next meeting of the Curlew Walkers club will be taking place on Sunday 28th May. Meeting on the Crescent, Boyle at 9 am This will be a Climb Graden B with your leader being Eugene Criffin 086 2560 400. Please confirm times with leader or website prior to each walk

Suicide Alertness evening in Boyle
Boyle Family Resource Centre are hosting safeTALK ‘suicide alertness for everyone’ on Monday 29th of May 7pm-10pm. The aim of this evening is to increase the ability to promote the immediate safety of someone who may be at risk of suicide and provide links to further help. This training is suitable for everyone who wants to help prevent suicide and is prepared to become a suicide alert helper. SafeTALK suicide alert helpers are trained to: Move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid suicide: Identify people who have thoughts of suicide: Apply the TALK steps to connect a person with suicidal thoughts to people and agencies that can help. Booking is essential and booking forms are available from the Centre. Places must be booked before May 19th. This course is FREE. Boyle FRC supports you, your family & our community, we are open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm(closed 1pm to 2pm)

Ireland’s Toughest Muckers
Registration is now open for Ireland’s Toughest Muckers challenge which will take place once again in Lough Key Forest Park on Saturday June 10th. The 10k obstacle challenge will have a number of new features this year. A “Little Muckers” course is added this year for participants under 16 years of age with all monies raised from this section going to a nominated children’s charity. This is the fifth year for Toughest Muckers to be held in Boyle and early indications are that it will be a sell-out event. And remember, your entry gets you free beer, food and entertainment at the finish line! To register for this event go to

Lough Key Event
Midlands Aquathon Series in Boyle will take place in Lough Key on Wednesday 14th June starting at 7.30pm. A swim and run event hosted by Lough Key Triathlon Club, consisting of 750m swim and 5k run – Entry €10 with TI licence (1 Day Licence required if you do not have a TI race licence)

Irish Language Secondary School Summer Camp

Enrolment is now open for an all Irish summer camp which will take place from Monday 26th until Friday 30th of June in Boyle. This camp is for first and second year students. It will cover all the skills needed for Junior Cert Irish both oral and written in a fun and creative way. The aim of this summer camp is to offer students an enjoyable and fun atmosphere where they can learn Irish and have the opportunity to speak it in an Active Learning environment – lots of drama, games music, art, cooking, dancing and outings. Class starts at 10 and finishes at 2 30 each day. Discounts are available for families. More information regarding this summer camp is available by phoning 086 329 2488 or emailing [email protected]

Irish Language Primary Summer Camp

Enrolment is now open for an all Irish summer camp which will take place from Monday 3rd until Friday 7th of July in Boyle. The aim of this summer camp is to offer students an enjoyable and fun atmosphere where they can learn Irish and have the opportunity to speak it in an Active Learning environment – lots of drama, games, music, art, cooking, dancing and outings which will reaffirm the targets of the Primary School Curriculum for Irish. All primary School children welcome as work will be differentiated to facilitate learning from all.
Class starts at 10 and finishes at 2. 30pm each day. Discounts are available for families. More information regarding this summer camp is available by phoning 0863292488 or emailing [email protected]

FAI Soccer Camp comes to Boyle
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!

Courtyard Market
The market is now open for Organic Fruit and Vegetables, Organic Eggs, Olive Oil, Achill Sea Salt, Bread, Grow Truck Vegetarian Meals, Juices, Award winning Cakes, Jams, Tarts, Honey, Hand Knits and Plants and Herbs. The market will be open from 10am until 2pm each and every Saturday.

Boyle Family Resource
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.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul Boyle
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

CV & Office Services
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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