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The Lough Key Aquathon will take place this year on Wednesday June 13th will consist of 750m swim and a 5k run. Commencing at 7.30pm in Lough Key Forest Park, the Aquathon is part of the Midlands Series. More information on closer to the event.


It is hoped to meet monthly in the Spool Factory, commencing Wednesday June 13th. Participate in a drum circle or take a cardio drumming class and you will see how happy it makes you. Drumming releases endorphins, encephalin and Alpha waves in the brain, which are associated with general feelings of well-being and euphoria. Drums will be provided and this event is over 18 only. Places are limited so to book by email at [email protected] or comment on Boyle Drumming Facebook page.


A day of Mindfulness will take place on Wednesday 13th June from 10.30 until 3.30 in Galilee, Boyle. This day will be facilitated by Maura McGuinness, qualified mindfulness teacher. The practice of mindfulness is about being present and awake to each moment of our daily lives. This day is suitable for beginners and more experienced practitioners alike. For more information and registration please go to


Adult tennis for fun takes place in Boyle Tennis Club on Wednesday mornings at 11am. Beginners and all levels are welcome. Casual meet up and maybe even a cuppa afterwards. For more information, text 087 629 0423.and on Wednesday evening Adult Coaching continues at 6.30pm. Did you play tennis a long time ago or have you never lifted a racket?? Like to get some exercise in a fun environment? Then come along and learn or brush up on forgotten skills. Coaching will be by a fully qualified Tennis Ireland coach. All equipment provided and any enquiries to Noreen Hawkins on 087 6573046.


The next meeting of the Curlew Walkers will be on Thursday 21st June meeting at MacDermott’s at 7pm. This will  be at Bricklieves “Sunset Walk” and picnic grade C. Leader for the day will be Philip James 086 3353 000. Please confirm times with leader or website prior to each walk


A fundraising night for the Irish Cancer Society will take place in the Patrick’s Well on June 22nd and The Moylurg on July 6th. The event is in aid of Boyle man Paul Condon’s sponsored parachute jump which will take place on Sunday July 22nd. Limerick by birth but Boyle by nature, Paul has been 25 years in his adopted town and has raised over €25,000 to date for the Irish Cancer Society through a number of fundraising ventures.


A Customer Service Training Course organised by Role Skillnet will take place at Boyle Enterprise Centre on Monday June 25th from 9.30 until 1.00. The course is aimed at businesses employing seasonal staff. Course content includes, Customer Service Transaction Model, Understanding Customers, Going the extra mile, Building rapport, Communication skills, First Impressions and Handling challenging situations. For more information or to book places please email info@roleskillnet. Role Skillnet are based at Boyle Enterprise Centre and provide funding and support for training in private businesses.


Thomas Sprat presents DAS the Dance Act Sing academy on Saturday 23rd July in St Joseph’s Hall. Special guest including Karen Tynan, the Fatale Follies and more. For bookings tel 087 6079539 or email [email protected]


Open Week at Boyle Golf Club runs this year from Monday 2nd to Friday 6th July.


This is a reminder to all artists, local, new, those from further afield, and those under 25, that it is time to be thinking of your entry to the 2018 Boyle Arts Festival Open Art Exhibition. The exhibition this year will run from 10am Friday 20th July until 4pm Saturday 28th July. We were delighted that last year’s exhibition was as well supported as previous years. We anticipate another excellent show for 2018, exhibits for which will be selected by an anonymous panel. Handing-in of entries will take place in the Church of Ireland Parochial School, Military Road, Boyle (opposite Family Life Centre) on Friday 6th July from 4pm To 6pm and Saturday 7th July from 4pm To 6pm. Entries will be accepted in any medium, to a maximum of 3 per person. The Entry Form and Full Terms and Conditions of Entry are attached below. For any queries about the exhibition please contact Patricia at 071 96 63033 between 9am and 5pm.


This year’s ‘Rock the Clock’ Festival will take place over the August Bank Holiday weekend. Organised by Mattimoe’s Bar and the Moylurg Inn, three days of fun and entertainment are planned in Boyle. The weekend kicks off on Friday August 3rd with Lip Sync Battle followed by The Legends live in St. Joseph’s Hall. On Saturday 4tth August, there will be a 5 a side Football Tournament followed by live music with Audio Pilot and a Fireworks Display outside Mattiome’s on Bridge Street. Finally, on Sunday 5th August a Family Fun Day, Duck Race and Tug O’ War will take place followed by live music with The Antics outside the Moylurg Inn. Further details on closer to the weekend.


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,


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.

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