Boyle Community News

Set Dancing

Set Dancing

If you ever thought about starting set dancing, you’re invited to Ballinafad Community Centre at 8pm on Thursday night. Everyone can enjoy set dancing, no matter how many “left feet” they think they might have! More details at or phone Pat at (085) 213 4000.

Keadue Tidy Towns

Keadue Tidy Towns are holding a Table Quiz on Friday 1st February in Roddy’s Harp & Shamrock, Keadue starting at 9.30pm. Quiz master on the night will be John Lynch from Shannonside Radio. Table of 4 €20 and 1st prize is dinner for four in Kilronan Castle. Everyone welcome.

Curlieu Wheelers

The last beginners spin will take place on Saturday February 2nd at 2.00pm from the Boys National School Abbeytown Boyle. It is a new members/beginners spin for all those interested in joining the club and taking up cycling. It will be 10km / 12km spin at a relaxed pace so all those interested in starting cycling are encouraged to come along. Helmets are essential for all cyclists.

Curlieu Wheelers wish to invite you to their Inaugural Audax a 200km/140km/60km and a 10km Family meeting from

7am on March 16th at Results Gym Carrick Road, Boyle. Registration is on line at More details to follow on, facebook. or contact (086-1598232)

Free training

Failte Ireland and Roscommon County Council have offered a unique and special opportunity to the residents of Boyle Town. Together they recognise the huge potential

for tourism in Boyle - thanks to Mooneboy and all our wonderful tourist attractions. As a result Roscommon County Council are hosting the County Roscommon Gathering

Flagship Event in Boyle from May 23rd to June 1st. Training and mentoring have been offered free of charge to help us prepare and avail of all the opportunities coming to

Boyle. Boyle Chamber of Commerce and Boyle TM are encouraging as many people as possible to attend.

The training programme designed for Boyle is called Excelling at Customer Service – Going the Extra Mile is scheduled for Monday February 11th. The programme is suitable for all staff dealing with the public, it is very inter – active and enjoyable. Training will be delivered twice 1st session in the morning at 10am until 1pm and second session in the afternoon at 2pm until 5pm. Please confirm your place/s by telephone or email as soon as possible. If you are aware of individuals who would like to attend this course but has not received this email, please inform them. Places are limited so you are advised to book your place early. For further details and to book your place, please contact Úna on 09066 30252 or

Boyle Rambling Anglers

The club are holding a trial “Measuring Board” pike fishing competition on Sunday, February 10th on Lough Key, from 10am until 4pm. Entries will be taken from 9.30 at Doon Shore. Entry fee €15, proceeds going to charity. Some measuring boards are available. Numerous prizes on the day. If you would like to support this new method of

“Catch, Measure, Photo, and Release then please come along and join us.

Boyle & District Angling Club

On Sunday February 10th the Club will be fishing Callow Lake for the Shield. The event will be the start of the revamped fisherman of the year.

Curlew Walkers Club

The next meeting of the walkers club will be taking place on Sunday, February 10th meeting on the Crescent, Boyle at 10.30am. This will be a flat/climb grade B from Castlebaldwin to Ballyfarnan with your leader being Mary Long, contact no 087 9528754. Please confirm times with leader or web site prior to each walk

Boyle Library

Now offering a Irish based programme that benefits students experiencing literacy difficulties. The programme is named Typeshands and is designed to develop literacy and typing skills in students. The programme develops spelling skills, teaches computer skills to all students and improves self-esteem. For more details please contact Patricia on 071-9662800.

GAA 2013 Dinner Dance

Preparations are well advanced for the joint Men’s’ Club and Ladies’ Club Dinner Dance which will be held in Kilronan Castle Hotel on Saturday 9th February. The special guest will be a current All Star player. Medals will be presented on the night to the County Junior A Title winning ladies team and to the Boyle Minors who were runners-up in the County Division 1 Championship. The annual player of the year, club person of the year and the Hall of Fame awards will also be presented on the night. Tickets, at the veryreasonable price of €35 are available from 10 persons representing both clubs. Those wishing to attend are advised to purchase their tickets early to avoid disappointment as places are limited.

Evening classes

Abbey Community College, Boyle will be holding the following classes on Tuesday, January 29th and Thursday January 31st; Patchwork for beginners with Beth Egan: 7.30-

9.30: 7 weeks. Computers for beginners with Margaret Clarke: 7.30-9.30: 7 weeks. Sugar Craft with Sharon Sweeney: 7.30-9.30: 7 weeks. Dance for Fitness: Vicki Walker: 7.30pm-9pm 8 weeks Traditional Fiddle; Maureen O’Hagan: 7.30pm-9.30pm: 7 weeks Woodcraft for beginners: Martin Durcan: 7.30pm-9.30pm: 7 weeks. Thursday January

31st: Spanish: Frank Tivnan: 8pm-10pm: 7 weeks. Baking: Beth Egan: 6 weeks. Traditional Fiddle: Maureen O’Hagan: 7.30pm -9.30pm: 7 weeks. The classes are

subsidised by Roscommon VEC and offer great value for money. For all enquiries please call 086-3567145.

Boyle Farmers Market

Boyle Farmers Market which takes place each and every Saturday from 10am to 2pm in the grounds of King House, Boyle. If you would like to enjoy the best locally grown

fresh and organic produce, then a trip to Boyle Farmers’ Market on Saturday should be on your agenda. There is a wide range of seasonal produce, including organic fruit

and vegetables, home made jams and marmalade, organic free range eggs, fruit juices, fresh fish, organic meat and poultry, gluten free/ sour dough/ spelt bread and all kinds of delicious home bakes are available every week. Alongside the food stalls are a number of crafters selling their hand made wares, personalized candles, knitwear, and woodcraft. So why not come along and have a chat with the stall holders and avail of there ideas. For further information please a call Una Bhan on 071-9663033.

Boyle Golf Club

On Sunday January 20th the nine hole was won by Gerry Emmet 23pts, 2nd Michael Rush 23pts, 3rd Ross Andrew 21pts. The weekly nine hole was won by Charlie O’Donnell with 21pts. Date for your diary is the Daily Mail competition on Sunday, February 3rd. Format will be a Scotch Foursomes and the winners will go on to represent the Club.

Stott pilates classes

A contemporary approach to Pilates which includes the modern principles of exercise, science and spinal rehabilitation, making it one of the safest and most effective methods available. Classes are now being held in the school gym of the Scoil n nAingeal Naofa, Carrick Road, Boyle on Wednesday’s. Ladies 8pm until 9pm and men 9pm until 10pm. To book a place please contact Ann on 086-3088873.

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.


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 8.30pm sharp.

Boyle Tennis Club

Tennis coaching for children every Monday from February 4th until Monday March 11th. Under 9 years 3.30pm until 4.30pm, over 9 years 4.30pm until 5.30pm. The fee for this six week course is €30 and includes membership up until March 2014. For enquiries please contact Noreen on 071 966 2996.

Family Life Centre, Boyle

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

IRISH CLASSES: Student Irish 6.15pm – 7.15 Tuesday 19th February. Emphasis on old Irish. Adult Irish for those who have a good standard of Irish – Tuesdays 7.30pm-9pm. For further enquires please contact the Centre.

YOGA: Wednesday mornings at 11am in the Centre. Facilitator: Liz Dwyer.

MANAGING ANXIETY & DEVELOPING SELF WORTH: 6 Monday mornings commencing February 4th 10.30am-12.30pm in Boyle Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre, Family Life Centre, . Booking essential. Facilitator Eleanor Shortt, Psychotherapist MIACP, MIAHIP

‘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 online at . Thank you for your continued support. To date we have raised €23,500 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.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT: Starts Wednesday 6th February at 8.30pm for 6 weeks in the Family Life Centre, Boyle. 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. Starts on Tuesday, February 6th at 10am in the Centre.

POSITIVE PARENTING: A one session workshop for parents of children aged 0 to 12 years. You can ring the Centre to express your interest in this programme.

ART CLASS:An adult Art Class for beginners and improvers using acrylic paints to explore and make your own piece of visual art. Wednesday, 13th February for 6 weeks 8pm-9.30pm in the Family Life Centre. Booking essential.

Family Life Centre, Boyle Spring/Summer 2013 brochure is now available.