CURLEW WALKERS CLUB: June meetings of the walkers are as follows Friday June 21st, meeting at Carrowkeel Carpark at 7pm. This will be a night walk and BBQ, Brickleves Sunset which will be a Flat/Climb C. Leader: Philip James on 086 3353 000. Sunday June 23rd meeting on the Crescent, Boyle at 10am.with your leader: Tom Browne 087 2379 632. This will be a Climb/A at Benwskin Please confirm times with leader on web site prior to each walk www.walkingboyle.com
SONGS OF FAITH: Choir of Ireland featuring St Eugene Adult Choir, St Eugene Handbell and Violinist Mary Stryck will be performing in Boyle Abbey on Tuesday 25th June at 10am. Admission free.
WINDOW DISPLAY COMPETITION: Window displays can transform a whole street and the best displays can lift people’s spirits when they walk past. With this vision of transformation in mind, the Boyle Arts Festival Committee proposes to run a window display competition in Boyle as part of the annual Boyle Arts Festival 2013. The competition will be free to enter and entry is open to all individuals, shop owners or groups. The theme for this year is “Celtic Waves”. There will be a prize of €250 for first and €150 for second awarded to the best window displays that incorporate the competition theme as adjudicated by our guest judge. So why not enter and help brighten up the windows of Boyle for the duration of the Arts Festival 25th July- 3rd August 2013. Last year’s winner was Marian’s on Bridge Street.
ART SUBMISSION EXHIBITION: With the long summer evenings now upon us, it can only mean that Boyle Arts Festival 2013 is only weeks away! The Festival will open this year on July 25th and run until August 3rd and a very exciting, eclectic programme of events has just been finalised, ahead of the official launch, later this month. In the meantime there are a few interactive items that may be of interest to you…With the aim to provide a forum for artists who may find few opportunities to display their work, Boyle Arts Festival Open Submission Exhibition has grown from a base of talent to attract entries from all over Ireland, with the West being particularly strongly represented. The work is selected on merit and entries have been selected from part-time, full-time and occasional artists, giving a unique blend and standard of excellence. Entrants are judged for three overall prizes, as well as a prize for ‘The Most Promising Artist under 25. This year the overall winner will be presented with the Sue Hill Perpetual Trophy. Entry forms may be downloaded at www.boylearts.com Click on the ‘Visual Arts’ tab and select ‘Open local Art’. For clarification or further information contact Patricia Golden, Úna Bhán Tourism, Grounds of King House, Boyle, Co.Roscommon Tel: 071 96 63033 or email email@example.com. Handing In: Works should be brought to Church of Ireland School, Boyle, (On the same road as the Garda Station and opposite the Family Life Centre) on Friday. June 28th and Saturday June 29th from 4pm to 6pm. All work should be original and never previously exhibited in Boyle. ENTRY FEE €9 per piece of work (€6 per work concessions) Maximum 3 entries per person (entry fee non-refundable)
BOYLE FARMERS MARKET: The market will be displaying signs throughout the week with all special offers that you can avail of. 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.
BOYLE GOLF CLUB: On Sunday June 9th saw the Bartley Moran Trophy which was won by Mick Moran with a score of 63, 2nd Ted Hestor, Gross Patrick Egan, and 3rd Paddy McLoughlin 64. Category prizes were won by Charlie O’Donnell, Jim Suffin and Gerry Carty. Sean Heslin won the birdie tree. Thursday June 6th the night Mens Competition was won by Fred Perry 26pts, 2nd Jonathan Egan 25pts, 3rd Willie Tiernan 25pts. Friday June 7th saw the Scramble won by Gareth Gilmartin, Lionel Lynn and Marcus Casserly, 2nd Gary Carty, Teresa Ward & Michael Reid, 3rd Patrick Egan, Maura O’Farrell and Willie Tiernan. Date for your diary is the Presidents Prize on Sunday June 30th. Golf lessons continue on Saturday mornings at 11.00am for Boys and Girls. Please call Myra Egan on 086 8561561 if interested. Lessons for beginner’s ladies and gents are on Tuesday evening 6.30 approx. There was a large turnout for the Presentation of prizes and Club draw last Sunday evening. The winners of the birdie tree from the June weekend was Gary Carty, second prize went to Gareth Gilmartin. June draw winners were Vincent & Moira Egan €90, Mary and Denis O’Donnell and Ted Hestor won runners up prizes of €45. Thanks to all who took part, next draw Sunday July 14th. Thanks again to all who are volunteering to help the club. Recent improvements include clearing of the trees between the first and ninth holes, cleaning of the drain on the eighth, painting of markers and tidyng of the bank beside the fourth tee box. Thanks also to those who volunteer for the junior club.
BOYLE MODEL RAILWAY: This exciting new tourist attraction is still a work in progress being constructed by Boyle Men’s Shed and Volunteers. Open every Friday from 10am to 4pm for season and during Boyle Arts Festival. Located upstairs in Trojan, Elphin Street, Boyle.
FREE brochures: The Boyle / Lough Key Visitors Map and Moone Boy Trail Brochures are now available in the Úna Bhán Craft Shop in the grounds of King House, Boyle
FOR IRELAND & FREEDOm: Roscommon’s contribution to the fight for independence by Michael O’Callahan introduced by Gabriel Doherty is now available from the Una Bhan Craft Shop in the grounds of King House, Boyle
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: Tel: 071 96 63000. The Family Life Centre is now live on facebook. www.facebook.com/flcboyle www.twitter.com/FLCBoyle
BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT: Wednesday 19th June at 8pm in the Family Life Centre, Boyle 0719663000. If you are grieving the loss of a loved one, friend or family member come and join others who have experienced such a loss in a caring and confidential environment. Cost: Donation
INFORMATION COFFEE MORNINGS: Informal Information Coffee Mornings, second Thursday of every month at 11am in the Family Life Centre, Boyle. The next planned coffee morning will be on Thursday July 11th. If you would like an opportunity to showcase your wares/talents/skills and share them with others please contact us. Free to all.
CLOTHES BANK: Please help raise funds by donating your clothes to the bank in front of the Family Life Centre, Boyle.
POSITIVE PARENTING: A one session workshop for parents of children aged 0 to 12 years. You can ring the Family Life Centre, Boyle 0719663000 to express your interest in this programme.
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.
Check out our website: www.familylifecentre.ie, follow us on www.facebook.com/flcboyle, and on twitter www.twitter.com/FLCBoyle for our current brochure and updated details of our workshops, programmes and services provided at the Centre. The Centre offers a wide range of office services at affordable rates. Photocopying, laminating, scanning etc.
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.
MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSES: Accord Accredited courses available in the Family Life Centre, Boyle for couples planning marriage. Contact the Centre for booking. Places still available for September 6th & 7th course.
CELEBRATION OF MARRIAGE: Invitation to couples celebrating the Anniversary of their Marriage to a mass in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Sligo on Sunday June 30th at 3pm followed by meal in Best Western Southern Hotel Sligo. For further details contact St. Michaels Family Life Centre, Sligo 0719170329. firstname.lastname@example.org
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 the first week in August. Childsplay for dads and grandads every Friday morning.