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Boyle Community Weekly Notes

Local Bus Service Recommences
The Lough Key link on the Boyle Local Link Bus Service is now in operation. The Bus will operate seven days per week and serve King House, Boyle Marina and Lough Key Forest Park with fares of adults €1 and children 50c. The Local Link bus service operates year round in the Boyle area with onward connections to Roscommon town. It was launched in June 2016 following the successful sponsored Lough Key Shuttle Bus initiative which carried many passengers between Boyle and Lough Key for a number of years.

Boyle Funding Sought
Boyle Municipal District is now inviting applications from within the district for those who wish to avail of funding under the following headings: Dereliction, Infrastructure, Festivals and Fairs, Economic and Community Development and Tourism. The minimum amount of money a group can apply for is €5000. The maximum amount is €25,000. 95% of the total cost of a project is available. The funding is subject to the Boyle Municipal District Funding Scheme’s terms and conditions. Applications forms and guidelines are available to download from: or from the Boyle Municipal District office. The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 30th June.

Irelands Toughest Muckers
With less than three weeks remaining until Ireland’s Toughest Muckers takes place in Boyle’s Lough Key Forest Park, places are filling fast. You can still register online at This strength and endurance challenge will take place on Saturday June 10th. The 10k event 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!

Curlew Walkers Club
The next meeting of the Curlew Walkers club will be taking place on Sunday 11th June. Meeting on the Crescent, Boyle at 9 am This will be a Climb Graden A/B at Slieve League. Your leader for the day being Naomi Mc Bride 087 6743 693. Please confirm times with leader or website prior to each walk

Do your local waters matter to you?
The Waters and Communities Office will hold a meeting at Lough Key Forest Park, Boyle on Tuesday 13th June at 7.30pm to discuss the natural waters within your local area. The Community Waters Officer for Roscommon will present information on the latest draft River Basin Management Plan with details of how you can have your say. There will be discussion on local interests such as; water quality, angling, heritage, biodiversity, amenity use or issues affecting your local water environment. Afterwards there will be refreshments and opportunities to network. For more information contact Mick Kane @ [email protected] or Catherine Seale @ [email protected] or visit and like us on Facebook

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)

Boyle Arts Festival
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 Boyle Open Art Exhibition. The exhibition runs this year from Friday 21st July until Saturday 29th July. It is anticipated to be another excellent show for 2017, exhibits for which will be selected by an anonymous panel. Handing in of entries will take place as always in the Church of Ireland, Parochial School on Military Road, Boyle (opposite Boyle Family Resource Centre) on Friday 7th July between 4pm until 6pm and Saturday 8th July from 4pm until 6pm. Entries will be accepted in any medium, to a maximum of 3 per person. Entry forms are available in Una Bhan Tourism, in the Grounds in King House, Boyle or call 071 9663 033.

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!

Boyle Golf Club
The May Monthly Medal 18 Hole Stroke Sponsored By The Mayfly Inn Ballinafad was won by Seamus Gallagher with a score of 63, in Second was Eamon Perry also with a score of 63, the Gross went to Patrick Egan with 72 and third was Frank Flanagan with 64. As today’s competition was also the Qualifier for the PGA Tankard Seamus will be joined by Susan O Mahoney who won the Ladies PGA Tankard with a score of 59, second place went to Joey Mullaney with 68 , the gross went to Tish Perry and third place was Mandy Toolan with a score of 69. Well done to Seamus & Susan and we wish them the best of luck when they go to Royal Tara Golf Club in August. Club Foursomes Match play; The Third Round has been extended for one week. All matches must now be played by Saturday 17th June.

Junior Golf
Junior golf lessons will take place on Saturday morning at 11am as normal.

Sports Capital Programme
We are delighted to announce that the Lottery Funded Drainage Work on the course will commence this Monday the 29th of May. Unfortunately, while this work is taking place, The Golf Course will remain closed from Monday-Friday and will Re-Open for the Weekend. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

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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