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A new public art project titled “The Hotel” is currently underway. The project aims to capture conversations about the significant role the former Royal Hotel, Boyle played in the lives of the local people. It will investigate the importance of everyday practices of hospitality and welcoming others. The project organisers would appreciate any photographs or objects that may illustrate your story on the Royal Hotel. Conducted interviews will form part of an installation piece in response to this historic building. If you have a story to tell, interviews and meetings will take place on Tuesday July 24th and Wednesday July 25th from 11am – 5pm in the Spool Factory in Boyle during Arts Week. For more information please contact Greer MacKeogh at [email protected] or Carol MacKeogh on 086 8601121


Bookings for all events can be made by phone or in person at the Festival Office, Bridge Street, Boyle and online where indicated in the programme. Please note that there is limited seating at most of the venues and advanced booking is recommended. Tickets must be paid for at time of booking and are non-refundable. For more information, call 071 966 3085 between the hours of 11am until 5pm.


Showing the diverse and exciting styles and mediums of Art, Sculpture Submission. Exhibitions standard continually grows to attract entries from all over Ireland. The extremely popular and well attended Art Exhibition aims to provide a forum for artist to display their talent. The work is selected on merit and entries selected from part-time and full-time and occasional artists giving a unique blend and standard of excellence. Open night will be Thursday 19th July at 9pm and will open daily from 10am until 6pm until 27th July.


A Photography Exhibition By Fotofit Photography Group Will Be Taking Place In The Boyle  Resource Centre (Basement Entrance). This Exihibition Opens Daily until The 27th July From 11am Until 4pm By Tony Murphy.


The biggest event of the year for the male golfers of the club is almost upon us with the Captains Prize for 2018 taking place on Sunday the 29th of July. The format will be an 18 hole Strokeplay earlier in the day, with the best scorers qualifying for a 9 hole play-off later that evening. It is the highlight of many peoples golfing year to “make the cut” and qualify for the play-off, but to win the Captain’s Prize itself is considered a career highlight. This year’s captain is Tyrone exile and Tulsk resident, Terry Canning, who has been a loyal club member for several years, making his mark on several levels including as an inter-club player and captain, as a volunteer on works on the course and most recently as committee member and club captain. Online booking for this competition is essential.


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


The organisers of August’s ‘Rock the Clock’ festival in Boyle have had to cancel the planned ‘Lip Sync Battle’ due to insufficient entries. Work is continuing weekly on organising a great line up for the much anticipated August bank Holiday weekend Festival. Among those performing will be The Legends who will play live outside The Moylurg from 9:30pm on Friday 3rd of August. The organisers would like to thank those who did sign up for the Lip Sync and “who knows, we might do it again later in the year”.


Boyle Community Tennis are competing in the Connacht League Div.3. It has been many years since Boyle have played any competitive tennis and great to see the community club getting back into full swing!! Pictured are the Boyle Tennis Team who competed in Sligo Tennis Club recently. The next match is away to Manorhamilton with Boyle hosting a home match against Ballina in September.  Boyle Community Tennis are always looking for new players and offer membership at extremely reasonable rates. So if you played a long time ago or would like to learn and get some exercise in a fun environment please let us know. Monday nights from 7pm or Wednesday mornings from 11am open to all – just come along!! For juniors there is a tennis camp happening 7th until 10th August contact Tim 083 1155374 for information and booking.


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 Summer Show 2018 will be held again this year, at the Boyle GAA Training Grounds, located at The Warren, the Town side of Drumderrig Nursing Home. The location is ideally situated close to the town, on level ground and sheltered from the elements. One of the biggest highlights this year is hosting “the All Ireland Champion Spaniel” competition for the 2nd time. The Dog Show will be under canvas, so come rain or shine, the dogs will look fantastic. Pony clubs from the region will also be competing for the best pony club accolade, showcasing their expertise in jumping, with all the popular attractions and competitions, over 40 stalls and fun for all the family.


At a well-attended meeting it was decided to form Boyle AC (Boyle Athletic Club) to cater for the growing number of people of all ages interested in the various athletic disciplines. It was decided the club follow established guidelines and seek approval from the county board as well as membership of the national governing body. Decisions were made on a working committee, club colours and a club logo.


A Health and Wellbeing Craft Fair will be held in Boyle in September. The Fair will take place in the Spool Factory Event Centre on Sunday September 9th from 11am to 6pm. The event is open to all complementary therapists, crafters, soap makers, crystals etc. If you are unsure if your craft is suitable please message Lucy below. To book your table or for more details contact Lucy through Facebook, email [email protected] or phone 0896038531


The next meeting of the Curlew Walkers will be Sunday 9th September meeting on Crescent, Boyle at 10 am and will leave for Leean and Doons. This will be Climb Grade B. The leader for the day will be David Brett who can be contacted on 086 8841 763.. Please confirm times with leader or website prior to each walk


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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