Boyle Community News



Your pet is lost without it. For one week only 22nd-26th April 2013 have your pet micro chipped for €15 at The Green Veterinary Centre, Boyle. Contact 071 9662049

Tea Day

Abbey Haven Care Centre and Nursing Home, Carrick Road, Boyle will host the Western Alzheimer’s Tea Day on Friday 26th April 2013. The Tea Day is a Fundraising Event and all monies raised will be used to secure help in the community for all those families caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease. So if you could join us on the day for tea, homemade cake and biscuits starting at 11 o’clock. If you have any queries please call 071-9670111.

Laugh Out Loud

On Friday April 26th at 8pm Comedian Conal Gallen who has just come off the back of his record breaking stand up television show A Laugh and a Half comes to King House in which promises to be one to the funniest shows you are ever likely to see. After his sell out tour last Autumn the comic makes his first appearance at King House, with a show that is littered with hilarious jokes, stories and songs. Early booking advisable To pre book tickets for this and most events call 090 662 5824, Roscommon Arts Centre, or on the door of King House, Boyle.

Boyle Golf Club

On Sunday April 14th the 18 hole stroke was won by Michael Reid, 2nd Jim Mooney, Gross Sean Heslin, 3rd Willie Tiernan. Congratulations to Liz Dwyer who won the Ladies Voucher in very difficult weather conditions. The outing to Ballinrobe was a great success with 25 taking part. Well done to Liz Dwyer who won the overall prize and the Captains Trophy.

Winner of the mens prizes were 1st Charlie O’Donnell, 2nd Brendan Gaffney, Gross Patrick Egan, 3rd Gary Carty, 1st Nine James Shivnan, 2nd Nine Sean Heslin. Winner of the ladies prize was Peggy Feely and the winner of the lucky dip was Pat Brogan. Thanks to Adrian King for his generous sponsorship and thanks to all who took part. Thursday April 11th saw the night competition won by Charlie O’Donnell 22pts, 2nd Jim Suffin 19pts, and 3rd Michael Gilmartin 17pts. Thanks to Michael Rush for sponsoring. Date for your diary is the voucher competition on Sunday April 28th. Format will be three ball stroke. Time sheets are on notice board in the club.

The Club will hold a “Quiz and Curry Nite” on Friday April 26th. Cost will be €15 per person and quizmasters Susan and Brendan assure us of a great night. All support appreciated. The tree planting will take place on Saturday April 27th. Volunteers will be needed on Saturday morning please put your name on the sheet. Refreshments will be provided. Thanks to all have volunteered to help on the course and in the clubhouse, rotas on the clubhouse door, all support appreciated. Members are asked to encourage family, friends, and neighbours, past members or work colleagues to consider joining the club. Every little helps.

May Day celebrations

Croi na nOg Steiner Kindergarten will be celebrating May Day (Bealtaine) on Saturday, April 27th at their centre in Aughnagrange, Boyle (just off the Frenchpark Road). The Management Committee would like to wish the children and all their families a wonderful day. The Parent and Toddler group is ongoing at the centre on Wednesday mornings 9.30 till 12.30 - all welcome. For information please contact 071 9664 917 or email

Curlew Walkers Club

There will be a walk on Sunday April 28th meeting on the Crescent at 9am, this will be a climb grade B Croagh Patrick West Route with your leader being Noreen Roche. Please confirm times with leader or on website prior to each walk

Charity Duathlon

The Boyle Charity Duathlon takes place on Sunday 6th May in Lough Key Forest Park, Boyle. The race is a sprint distance 5k run 20k cycle 2.5k run and follows the same route as previous years. The charity supported this year is The Ciara Grehan Foundation in association with Ability West. No race licence required and entry cost €25. For more information and to register please log onto, places filling up quickly. All club members are encouraged to support this worthy cause and great event that is being organised by club members David Gunning and Tommy Sheridan.

Drama King House

The hugely popular and well-known Leitrim playwright, Seamus O’Rourke brings ‘The Sand Park’ to the King House stage on Thursday May 9th. Told in his own inimitable way, this is a play about rural Irish life and the way we cope with the inevitable, The Sand Park deals with the fun of life, the ritual of death and what happens when either one is altered. A moving and funny account of one man’s emotional journey after the loss of his son and wife, starring Seamus himself in the lead role - you won’t want to miss it!

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. 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 or call 071 9663 033 or find us on Facebook.

Boyle Men’s Shed

A Men’s Shed is a place where men of all ages, backgrounds and situations can come together to share information, share skills, or just talk together, in a safe, friendly environment meeting every Tuesday at 4pm. The Boyle Shed are currently looking for a premises in Boyle town which would be a base to enable them to work on skills such as wood turning, computers, music, mechanics and other skills. The Boyle Men’s Shed Group is currently working on a new project which will be a family attraction in Boyle. Boyle’s very own ‘Mini World’. If you or your family are willing to donate or invest money in this project please contact Barry on 086 6082691, Maurice 086 842 5606, Padraig 086 608 2691 or Louise 071 966 3000. Email: and the Blog

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 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.

Free Vegetable Growing Class

If you fancy growing some of your own delicious vegetables this summer and want to know how to start, join the experts at Ardcarne Plantsplus Garden Centre, Boyle and Roscommon Town this Saturday 27th April at 11.30am. Pick up tips on soil preparation, sowing, choosing the best varieties, controlling pests & diseases and what to be doing now in the vegetable garden. Free Event – All welcome.

Padre Pio Mass

Mass and Rosary in St. Mary’s Church, Carrick-on-Shannon on Monday, April 29th at 8pm. Everyone welcome.

Family Life Centre, Boyle

Tel: 071 96 63000. The Family Life Centre is now live on facebook. SOLUTION FOCUSED BRIEF THERAPY: Two day training in Solution Focused Therapy for practitioners working in the field of Counselling and Psychotherapy. May 17th & 18th 10am-5pm. Facilitator: Marina Sweeney, MBAC, MIACP. MENS SHED: Meetings will be held on Tuesdays at 4pm in Trojan, Elphin St. Boyle. Open meeting, all welcome. YOGA Wednesday mornings at 11am continuing until May 1st in the Family Life Centre. SUPPORT FOR THE SUICIDE BEREAVED: Tuesday April 30th at 8pm. Facilitator: Fr. Brian Conlon. One to one and group support available: Booking advisable. CLOTHES BANK. Please help raise funds by donating your clothes to the bank in front of the Centre. POSITIVE PARENTING: A one session workshop for parents of children aged 0 to 12 years.

COUNSELLING & PSYCHOTHERAPY: 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. INFORMATION COFFEE MORNINGS: Informal Information Coffee Mornings, second Thursday of every month at 11am. The next planned coffee morning will be on Thursday May 9th. We are looking for local businesses, services, skilled people, professionals, artists etc. to take part in these mornings. It would be an opportunity to showcase your wares/talents/skills and share them with others. If you are interested please contact the Centre. Free to all.

MANUAL HANDLING: Providing Participants with the knowledge and skills for safe manual handling that can be put into practice at home as well as at work. Friday 26th April 9.30am-1.30pm. Booking essential. Cost: €40. RELEASING THE TIES THAT BIND: In this workshop you can connect with your Higher Self. In a safe and effective way you can learn to free yourself from the undue influence/control of people as well as old unhelpful attitudes and habits. Sunday 12th May 9.45am-5pm. Facilitator: Marianne Lavelle. Booking essential. PARENTING TEENAGERS: Monthly sessions for parents on a variety of topics all relevant to parents of teenagers. Tuesday May 7th at 10am in the Centre. Please book. IRISH CLASSES FOR AUTUMN: Beginners, Refresher and Student classes will resume in the Autumn. 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 Centre for couples planning marriage. Contact the Centre for Booking.