BOOK SIGNING: Presentation and book signing Paul Freeman (McDermott), on his debut novel ’The Chapel of her Dreams’, based on his research into the McDermott family. This event takes place in the Una Ban Tourism and Traditional Craft Shop, Grounds of King House, Boyle on Thursday August 1st at 4pm.
IAN BEIRNE MEMORIAL: The 7-a-side tournament will commence on Boyle Celtic’s all-weather pitch on Wednesday 31th July and will run through to the final on Saturday 3th August. Entry is €70 per team with a maximum of 3 Super League players per team - please contact Owen O’Donohoe on 086 22 09211 for further details and to enter. Supporters please make a note for your diaries – you’re all very welcome to come down and cheer on the teams.
MOYLURG FEST: What a way to celebrate this weekend with all that is going on in Boyle Town. The Moylurg Festival is a brand new event this year with music and entertainment in store for all ages. The festival which will run from the Friday August 2nd up to and including August 4th has a variety of music and entertainment for your enjoyment. Friday August 2nd the music kicks off with DJ Stan at the Clock from 7pm to 10pm. Come along to bubble soccer 5-a-side from 7pm until 9pm in the Pleasure Grounds. Spirit of Freedom play live at the Clock from 10pm to 1am then DJ Stan in the Moylurg till 2am. Saturday, August 3rd Kids Fun day from 2pm until 6pm with face painting, egg and spoon race, wellie throwing, bouncy castle, BBQ and lots more. Bubble soccer continues in the Pleasure Grounds from 7pm until 9pm. Live music on the Crescent from “Killers of Leon from 9pm followed by Adam Daly in the Moylurg from 12 til late. Sunday August 4th Finals of the Bubble Soccer in the Pleasure Grounds from 2pm-4pm followed by Adults fun day on the Crescent from 4 til 6 with face painting (if you are brave enough) arm wrestling and lots lots more, so come along for a weekend of fun and laughter.
MEMORIES OF YESTERYEAR: A knowledge of our past seems crucial to our well-being, and without a consciousness of our past we seem adrift in the present (Gibson F 1998). BAF are delighted to welcome residents from our three local Nursing Homes to partake in this year’s festival. Facilitated by Veronica O’Connor. This exhibition will take place in Abbey Haven, Drumderrig and the Plunkett Home daily from 2pm until 5pm on until Saturday, 3rd August.
BOYLE CELEBRATION CD: In these times of recession and renewed mass emigration, this is an Anthem to celebrate much of what is positive and attractive about our town of Boyle and its locality. It is also the Title of a 15-track CD, recorded by a wealth of musicians and singers from the region, and the proceeds of the CD Sales will go to the Tommy Simon Care Fund. Tommy is the son of musician/songwriter Frankie Simon. Despite a very bleak prognosis at birth, Tommy is now 7 years old, and keeping up his fight against cerebral, respiratory and multiple cardiac conditions, while being cared for at home. The event will take place in the Patricks Well at 7pm on Sunday 4th August.
WINNERS: As part of the Arts Festival 2013 the committee decided to continue with the window display competition after the positive response that we received from last year. This year the title for the competition was “Celtic Waves”. The committee would like to thank Julie Martin our judge and all the people who took part in this competition. It was a tough decision between the top two, but Julie awarded first place and a prize of €250 plus the perpetual trophy to the Children Come First Charity with Michael Rose accepting the prize on their behalf. Second place and a prize of €150 go to the staff at Surprises Giftware for their lovely display. Julie would like to commend the staff at Magee’s shop for their window display.
INSPIRATIONAL: A performance of music and photography by David Knight and his father Billy Knight, accompanied by local traditional band “Rakish” (James Wickham, Jim Butler, Tom Gleeson and Jerry Miley) will be taking place on Tuesday 30th July at 9pm in King House. Booking is recommended.
BEATLES: This exhibition feature 42 artworks inspired by 42 classic Beatles songs, the song list compiled by creative’s and broadcasters and writers, has been visualised by some of Irelands leading and award winning illustrators including Steve Simpson and Niamh Sharkey. This exhibition runs daily from 11am until 6pm from now until Saturday August 3rd.
REUNION GATHERING: A vast array of photographs and memorabilia will be on display on “A” Company Headquarters, Military Barracks, Boyle on Sunday August 4th at 7.30pm. Refreshment served on the day. All welcome.
MARKET: Celebrating the opening of the BAF each of our stallholders will be running special offers on all fresh produce and there will also be a raffle by KOG who will be giving all his customers the chance to win a hamper of fresh organic fruit and vegetables. The weekly market offers you the opportunity to talk first hand with the local growers and producers that provide fresh, locally grown produce, including organic seasonal vegetables, organic meat and poultry, home bakes, fruit juices, jams, sauces, organic eggs, gluten and wheat free breads and fresh fish, the market also provides organic chemical free Aloe Vera based products and hand painted, hand lettered wooden wall hangings and decorative plaques, window boxes and hanging baskets, fresh strawberries to name but a few. The market is held in the grounds of King House every Saturday from 10am until 2pm. For more information on Boyle Farmers Market go to www.unabhan.net or call 071 9663 033 or find us on Facebook.
ELPHIN DAFFODIL DAY: Sincere thanks to everyone who took time to stop and contribute so generously to the Irish Cancer Society: Coach, Car, Lorry Tractor Drivers, Cyclists and Walkers. Sincere thanks also to all who were unable to come in but who sent their donations of cash and daffodils. Valuable publicity prior to the event was given by the Roscommon Herald, Elphin Parish Newsletter and the Leitrim Observer. The final total for Daffodil Day 2013 came to €2,272. All the above funds have been sent to the Irish Cancer Society through Bank of Ireland, Elphin. To contact the Irish Cancer Society: National Cancer Helpline Freefone 1800 200 700.
BOYLE SINGERS CIRCLE: Traditional unaccompanied singing, in English and Irish meet on the third Saturday of every month, in Dodd’s Crescent Bar, Boyle, Co. Roscommon. All singers and listeners welcome.
BINGO IN BOYLE: Tuesday night is bingo night in St Josephs Hall Boyle with the €1,000 jackpot still up for grabs for some lucky player. So why not get yourself there, eyes down at 8.30 sharp.
Family Life Centre, Boyle
071 96 63000: The Family Life Centre is now live on facebook. www.facebook.com/flcboyle www.twitter.com/FLCBoyle.CLOTHES BANK: Please help raise funds by donating your clothes to the bank in front of the Family Life Centre, Boyle.WHAT IS COUNSELLING & PSYCHOTHERAPY: Counselling & Psychotherapy is for anybody. Sometimes life can be difficult for us, it can be unmanageable and challenging. Counselling can be a great support or resource at times of crisis or difficulty in our lives. It involves meeting with a trained professional Therapist in a safe, confidential setting allowing you to talk about and explore life’s challenges in a non-judgemental space. Appointments available Monday to Friday, day and evening. Therapeutic support for Children & Families, Couples & Individuals. The cost is on a sliding scale and is negotiable. Please contact Marie on 0719663000 or Denise on 0719663841 in the Family Life Centre, Boyle. All our programmes and services are confidential and professional. CHILDSPLAY: Childsplay continues throughout the summer months every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 10.30am-12.30pm in the Family Life Centre, Boyle 0719663000 with the exception of August 4th and August 6th and August 9th. Childsplay for dads and grandads every Friday morning. BEGINNING EXPERIENCE PROGRAMME: A structured support programme for those who have lost a partner through death, separation or divorce. This programme will enable you to work through your grief and pain with people who understand. Information Night, Monday 2nd September 7.30pm – 8.30pm. Programme starts on Monday 9th September at 7.30pm and finishes on Monday 21st October. For further information please contact the Family Life Centre, Boyle on 0719663000.IRISH CLASSES FOR AUTUMN: Beginners, Refresher and Student classes will resume in the Autumn in The Family Life Centre, Boyle 0719663000. If you would like to take part in any of these classes please register your interest with the Centre. Tutor Michael O’Toole, Native Irish Speaker. RAINBOWS/SPECTRUM: This is for children/teenagers who have lost a parent or significant other through death, separation or divorce. New enrolment Autumn 2013. For further information please contact the Family Life Centre, Boyle 0719663000. No cost. BEST WISHES to Boyle Arts Festival and the Committee on their upcoming events, hope it’s a great success from all at the Family Life Centre, Boyle. MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSES: Accord Accredited courses available in the Family Life Centre, Boyle for couples planning marriage. Next course September 6th & 7th places still available. Contact the Centre 0719663000. BOYLE COUNSELLING & PSYCHOTHERAPY CENTRE: Conference ‘counselling & psychotherapy in the community’ celebrating and reflecting on 20 years service to the Community. Friday September 27th 2013 King House, 10am to 5pm. Speakers of national profile with specific expertise will address relevant issues of today such as Depression, Stress, Family Issues, Loss and Suicide from a perspective of hope and change. Cost €50 (including lunchtime finger food) Closing date with payment 12th September Sponsored by MOONE BOY. 0719663000.