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Boyle Community Weekly Notes

Due to the response when at the Centre in May the Irish Heart Blood Pressure Mobile Unit and have been invitation to come back again. The next visit will take place on Wednesday 28th June from 10am until 3pm. If you arrive up to 3pm on the day you will be seen.

The official BAF 2017 programme will be available throughout the town at the end of the week. The Festival office will not be open until July but you can beat the rush, by simply logging on to and following the link for Boyle Arts Festival, to purchase tickets for a selection of events. Check out for further information. The nationally acclaimed Arts Festival will open on July 20th and continue until July 30th and there are over fifty events to choose from, in an eleven day calendar of art, music, drama, film, comedy, spoken word, children’s events, workshops and literature. Some of our headline artists this year include, Brian Kennedy, Declan O’Rourke, Eddi Reader, Anúna, Regina Nathan, The Celtic Tenors, David Power & Martin Hayes, Goats Don’t Shave, Miriam O Callaghan, Rackhouse Pilfer, Michael McHale, John McGlynn, Chris Kent, Inishowen Gospel Choir….. the list really does go on and we can promise you that this year’s Festival will be the best ever! For more information on Boyle Arts Festival 2017 please go to or email [email protected] Follow us on Facebook. Boyle Arts Festival is supported by The Arts Council, Fáilte Ireland, Local businesses and Roscommon Co. Council.

St Joseph’s Hall in Boyle will be the venue on Friday June 30th for what will be a very enjoyable night for all Gaelic Football supporters. The ‘Road to Croker’ event brings together a range of household names in Gaelic Football for an evening that is not to be missed.
The Sunday Game pundits Joe Brolly and Martin Carney, two time All Ireland winning manager John O’Mahony, former Dublin captain Collie Moran, Roscommon’s inimitable Shane Curran, leading GAA administrator John Prenty and former Galway stalwart Brian Talty will all bring a wealth of Gaelic Football knowledge and experience to St Joseph’s Hall in Boyle for what promises to be a very entertaining evening. Topics on the agenda will include championship formats, team preparation, the current state of the game and of course the upcoming provincial finals in all four provinces. A donation from the proceeds will be made to the Irish Kidney Association’. In addition, somebody in the audience will end up on the road to Croker themselves with the attractive raffle prize of an All-Ireland Football Final weekend in Dublin with two tickets for the final. Tickets for this one-off event are just €10 and are available from Boyle club members. For further information on tickets you can email [email protected] or telephone 086 852 6329/ 086 816 4541.

Clancys Bar in Knockvicar will be hosting a Fundraising Night Out in aid of Crossna Church Insurance Fund on Saturday 1st July from 10pm. Music by Eamon Kennedy kindly sponsored by Ann & Des McGonigle. Optional donations on the door with Raffle on the night.

The Boyle Summer Show is now accepting applications from stall holders for the Summer Show being held on Sunday 20th August. Arts and Crafts, Artisan Foods, Agricultural, Educational, New Venture Stalls are all welcome. Marquees will be provided if required. Entry is free (depending on business type). Please contact Margaret on 086 3530190 to book your place. Spaces are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. You can also follow Boyle Summer Show on their Facebook page.

Come and watch celebrity MUA Ken Boylan show his tips and tricks of the trade showcasing his amazing range of products with Skin and Haircare with tips from the Vanity girls on Thursday 29th June at 6pm in King House, Boyle. Goodie bags and refreshments. Tickets are redeemable against product on the might. Tickets are available from Vanity, Green Street, Boyle.

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.

The next meeting of the Curlew Walkers club will be taking place on Sunday 9th July . Meeting on the Crescentt, Boyle4 at 9.30 am. This will be a Climb Grade B at Carrowteigue. Your leader for the day Sheila Gallagher 087 973 4531 Naomi Mc Bride 087 674 6933. Please confirm times with leader or website prior to each walk

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]

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]

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!

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.

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.

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

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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