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Boyle community weekly notes


Lorcan Egan was the winner of the men’s’ midweek 12 hole stableford competition held on Thursday 21st June with a score of 26 points. Patrick Egan and Paul Connolly took 2nd and 3rd place with 24 and 22 points respectively. The 18 hole strokeplay competition that took place on Sunday the 24th June was sponsored by men’s’ president Michael Simon’s business Cleansave, for which the club extends its gratitude to Michael. This competition was won by Gerry O’Hara’s fantastic 61 nett, which was a full 5 shots clear of second placed Seamus Gallagher’s 66. Seamus edged out third placed Frank Casserley’s 66 on countback and Niall Sweeney claimed the prize for best gross score. Open Week at Boyle Golf Club will run this year until Friday 6th July. Daily competitions for Ladies and Gents. The Ladies Gala Day will take place on Tuesday 3rd and will be an 18 hole S’Ford, also a Gents 9 hole S’Ford. Wednesday 4th July will be an 18-hole Scotch Mixed Foursome for both Ladies and Gents. Thursday 5th July see a Gents 18-hole Stroke and a Ladies 9 Hole S’Ford and finally on Friday 6th July will be a 3 Ball Scramble any combination 1/10 of combined handicap. To finish the Open Week Provisionally, are plans to host a presentation of prizes and barbeque night on that Friday and to catch up with some much overdue instalments of our monthly draw!


A fundraising night for the Irish Cancer Society will take place in the 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.


The next meeting of the Curlew Walkers will be Sunday 8th July meeting on Crescent, Boyle    at 10 am. Leader for the day will be Brian Doherty and can be contacted on 086 0896 775. This will be a Climb Grade B at Benwisken, Please confirm times with leader or website prior to each walk


The Book Club will be taking place in the Boyle Library on Friday 13th at 10 am until 11.30 am. The book up for discussion will be Creatures of the Earth, New and Select Stories by John Mc Gahern.  


Switch on your whole brain and body at Brain Gym Ireland’s new course that will take place in Boyle this July. Brain Gym is a set of activities and procedures which are simple to use, fun and are reported to be highly effective in preparing people of all ages to learn, communicate, participate and set goals that they achieve easily. The Boyle course will run from Monday July 16th to Friday July 20th in the Spool Factory.


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.


Hullabaloo Pottery Camp will take place this July in Ardcarne Garden Centre. The dates are 30th July until 2nd August from 10am until 1pm. Learn lots of different skills and techniques when you are painting and decorating your pottery. You will have your very own designer kiln-fired pot stand, mug, plate, bowl and piggy bank. Make fabulous personalised presents for family & friends, if you can bear to give them away! For booking and more information please email [email protected] or call 086 4094164. Camp is suitable for children from 6 years upwards


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.


Once again, an exciting range of children’s and adults workshops has been organised for Boyle Arts Festival which will run from July 19th to 28th. First up, a 5-day workshop for Children aged 5 to 8, ‘Fantastic Creatures’ with Kate Wilson. This workshop will run from July 23rd to 27th. Participants will create movement sequences, masks and costumes for performance exploring their own imagined beasts, as well as creating environments, nests and habitats etc in the space using natural materials and fabricating with paper and paint. This will include both individual and group work and there will be an informal sharing of the work on the last day. The Singskool Summer Camp is an extremely popular early childhood music programme, designed to put the FUN back into the fundamentals of music. Interactive classes will have your little one singing, playing instruments, conducting, composing, dancing and exploring early music literacy and performing. At the end of the week your mini stars will start in a show for family and friends. There are three Singskool workshops for different age groups, over five days. ‘Mini Melodies’ for ages 3 to 4, ‘Treble Makers Summer Beats’ for ages 5 to 8 and ‘Beat Buddy Babies’, a two-day workshop for children aged 6months to 3 years. For booking and more information please visit Enquiries 086 395 6389 All Children’s workshops will take place in Abbey Community College


Junior golf continues on Wednesday’s at Boyle Golf Club and will commence at 6pm. All children 8 years of age or older and interested in learning the basics of the game are welcome. All equipment will be provided.


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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