Boyle Community News

30 years celebration concert

30 years celebration concert

Following on from last year’s two sell-out midsummer concerts in King House, Boyle Musical Society will present another evening of spectacular entertainment, celebrating the best from the world of music and from their last 29 shows. The concert will take place in the atmospheric surroundings of St. Joseph’s Church, Boyle on Friday May 31st. For more information go to or follow us on Facebook.


St Joseph’s National School, Boyle enrolment forms are available in the school and the forms should be returned by March 8th.

Grange NS enrolment

Enrolment is now underway until March 9th for the academic year 2013/2014. Application forms are available from the school or by contacting 071 966 3424.

Boyle & District Angling Club

The club will be hosting a Car Boot sale on The Crescent, Boyle on Sun March 10th commencing at 9am. All proceeds to the Clubs Easter Pike Festival. Anyone interested

in taking a space or in donating any items please call Jane on 086 830 1261. The Easter Pike Festival will take place on Saturday 30th and Sun 31st March on Lough Key. This competition attracts large crowds from far and wide,

Curlew Walkers Club

The next meeting of the walkers club will be taking place on Sunday, March 10th meeting on the Crescent, Boyle at 10.00am. This will be a climb from Ballyfarnan to Arigna with your leader being Fildelma Brennan contact no 087 2343 615. Please confirm times with leader or web site prior to each walk.

Bricklieve sponsored walk

Aughanagh Parish New Sportsfield Committee are organizing a Sponsored Walk of the Beautiful and Picturesque Bricklieve Mountains on Sunday the 10th of March at 1pm starting from the Donkey Sanctuary Castlebaldwin and finishing in Ballinafad with refreshments, chat and craic on completion of the Walk in the Mayfly Inn Ballinafad.

Curlieu Wheelers

With the wheels in motion for what promises to be an exciting event and a little different from just the regular sportive the Wheelers are gearing up to welcome everyone to Boyle. With operation transformation and the return to the 2 wheeler gripping the country this event is sure to get your Paddy’s weekend off to the right start. The Curlieu Wheelers/Connacht Gold Audax is a non competitive cycling event with routes to suit all abilities, 60k-140k-200km-10km Family Spin and Family Fun Day. (The 10km Family Spin is free to Enter) The event starts and finishes At Results Gym, Boyle. Sign-in times and more information is available on or email contact 086 1598232 or like our Curlieu Wheelers facebook page to see all updates.

The Wheelers also wish to invite you to their training spins on starting Saturday’s at 2.00pm which will run up to the Wheelers Audax on March 16th. (Start point the Boys National School, Abbeytown, Boyle).

Buskers/entertainers wanted

The organisers of the Boyle Farmers Market are looking for Buskers/Entertainers to entertain shoppers and stallholders at their weekly Saturday market? For further details call into the Una Bhan Craft Shop i071 966 3033 or email us at or you can find us on Facebook.

Boyle Farmers Market

The Market will celebrate St Patrick’s Day weekend with special offers on all stalls and free nibbles to set your taste buds alight. Why not start your weekend off with a trip to Boyle Farmers Market and while you are there drop into the Una Bhan Craft Shop. Boyle Farmers Market every Saturday in grounds of King House from 10am until 2pm for more details or call 071 9663033.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The committee extend an invitation to every Business, Community Group, Organisations and Club to enter a float into this year’s parade. The Parade is the highlight of St Patrick’s Day and very enjoyable community event. Each float will be automatically entered into a competition with fantastic prizes. Overall winner €500 plus Cup: runner up €300; Traditional and Heritage €200; Junior under 16 years €200 and Runner up prize of €100. Shops are invited and encouraged to dress their windows and put out flags as there will be a window prize of €100 for the best window display

Boyle People of the Year

The Year Awards 2012, presented by Boyle Town Council is now underway. EntryForms are now being distributed to over 70 local organisations in the Boyle area. Any organisation that has not received a Nomination Form should contact the Secretary, Francie Geelan at 087 223 4477 immediately. This is the 18th year awards are to be presented.

The Awards are a way of honouring people who have achieved recognition and acknowledging those people. An additional award has been added to recognise an individual or group working in the locality. The Presentation function for the 2012 recipients has been arranged for The Resource Centre, Abbeytown, Boyle on Friday

March 22nd commencing at 8.00pm and is open to all members of the community. Organisations who have received Nomination Forms should note that the latest date for returning them is Friday 8th March, 5pm.

Fabulous Fashion Show

Boyle Horse & Summer Show is hosting a fashion show on Friday March 22nd in St. Joseph’s Hall, Boyle. Women’s and men’s fashions will be presented by Magee’s and

Aidan Ray, Boyle. The show starts at 8.30 pm, doors open 8.00 pm. Tickets €10 will make an ideal mother’s day gift and are now available from Magee’s, Aidan Ray and Una Bhan Tourism, Boyle. Boyle Horse & Summer Show is also pleased to announce that show jumping is returning to Boyle after a 30-year absence. The show will take place on Sunday August 25th.

Stott pilates classes

A contemporary approach to Pilates. Classes are now being held in the school gym of the Scoil n nAingeal Naofa Carrick Road, Boyle each Wednesday. Ladies class 8pm until 9pm and men 9pm until 10pm. To book a place please contact Ann on 086 3088 873.

Gym equipment needed

The Brothers of Charity Services Boyle need Gym equipment. If you have a treadmill, stepper, or exercise bike in good working order and you would like to donate same.

Please call us on 071-9663146 (office hours) or email Collection can be arranged for any donations.

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.

Campsite re-opening

The Lough Key Campsite will reopen on the March 22nd 2013. For more information on camping at Lough Key, Boyle visit the web page.

Boyle Singers’ Circle

Traditional unaccompanied singing in English and Irish meet on the third Saturday of every month, in Dodd’s Crescent Bar, Boyle. All singers and listeners welcome.


Tuesday night is bingo night in St Joseph’s 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.

Boyle ‘Enhancing our Town’ Event

Everyone with an interest in the future enhancement of Boyle is invited to the interactive ‘Enhancing our Town’ event. The walk-in venue, at the rear of the Roscommon Herald building, will be open on Friday 8th March and Saturday 9th March between 11am and 2pm. This is an opportunity for people to give 5 minutes to share their ideas and opinions to help shape the enhancement of Boyle.

For further information, please contact Rebeccah Cogan or Jonathan Jones on 085 8885720 or e-mail

Chen Style Tai Chi Class

New Chen Style Tai Chi Class beginning soon in Boyle! A great way to promote health and relaxation. Discounted rate available for social welfare recipients. Initial trial class free of charge. For more information, contact Cathy at 086 0804 775 or

Family Life Centre, Boyle

Tel: 071 96 63000. The Family Life Centre is now live on facebook., -

NO YOGA Wednesday 6th March. Resumes Wednesday 13th March at 11am. SUPPORT FOR THE SUICIDE BEREAVED: Tuesday March 19th at 8pm in the Centre. Facilitator: Fr. Brian Conlon. One to one and group support available: Booking advisable. Please contact the Centre for more information.

‘DONATE A SLATE’ – Family Life Centre, Boyle ‘New Roof Fund’: ‘Donate a Slate’ either by calling to the Centre or by visiting our website to donate on-line at . Thank you for your continued support. To date we have raised €23,900 for the replacement of the main roof and other necessary works of

refurbishment. Our target is €30,000. CLOTHES BANK: Please help raise funds by donating your clothes to the bank in front of the Centre. MENS SHEDS: Meetings on Tuesdays from 7.30pm-9pm in the Centre. Open meeting, all welcome.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT: Wednesdays at 8.30pm. For those grieving the loss of a loved one, friend or family member. PARENTING TEENAGERS: Monthly sessions for parents on a variety of topics all relevant to parents of teenagers. Tuesdays at 10am. POSITIVE PARENTING: A one session workshop for parents of children aged 0 to 12 years. You can ring the Family Life Centre to express your interest in this programme. BEST PRACTICE IN HEALTH & SAFETY: Free course for people who are unemployed. Please register your interest, course will be held when there are 10 participants.

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. All our programmes and services are confidential and professional. BOOK CLUB: Monthly meeting with a different book each month. Next meeting March 19th at 8pm. The Club will decide the choice of book. Register your interest.