Boyle Community News

Organic gardening classes

Organic gardening classes

Croghan Organic Garden will host classes again this year, commencing on Wednesday, March 13th and running to the end of October. These classes are suitable for complete beginners as well as people seeking to improve existing knowledge. For further information: Email: Tel: 071 966 8963

Curlieu Wheelers

March 16th: Curlieu Wheelers in Association with Connacht Gold Audax 60km/140km/200km and 10km Family Cycle/ Family Fun Day. Start/ Finish point from Results Gym, Boyle from 7am. For more details contact 086 1598232 or email . Cyclists of all abilities welcome and it looks set to be a great event so make sure to come along and join us.

Buskers/entertainers wanted

Would you like to entertain shoppers and stallholders at their weekly Saturday market? For further details call into the Una Bhan Craft Shop 071 966 3033 or email us at or you can find us on Facebook.

Farmers Market

The Market will celebrate St Patrick’s Day weekend with special offers on all stalls with free nibbles to set your taste buds alight. 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 Moone Boys, aka David Rawle and Ian O’Reilly, will be our special guests and Grand Marshals at Boyle’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, 17th March. The parade will start at 3.30pm from Mockmoyne through St. Patrick Street, Bridge Street and on to The Crescent. All floats are asked to assemble at Carty’s Garage at 3pm sharp. The parade will continue on down Patricks Street, Bridge St past the viewing podium on the Boyle Bridge and then continue to the Crescent where it finishes. TThe committee are inviting all business, club, organisation, school, community, voluntary groups and people from other areas to enter floats to make it the liveliest and energetic ever parade, Entry is free. Entry forms are available in the Library or from Committee members M Clarke, E Creighton and D Dodd or they can be downloaded from

Fabulous Fashion Show

Boyle Horse & Summer Show is hosting a fashion show on Friday March 22nd in St. Joseph’s Hall, Boyle at 8.30 pm, doors open 8.00 pm. Tickets €10

Campsite re-opening

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

Easter Fun Day

A cake sale will be held on Good Friday in Ballinafad Hall after 3 o’clock devotions and an Easter Family Fun Day on Easter Sunday in the playground. These fund-raisers are needed to raise the remaining money for the playground insurance.

Boyle Golf Club

There was a large turnout for the Captain’s Drive on Sunday March 3rd with Captains Sean Heslin and Gloria Hogan opening the new Golfing Year. The Scramble that followed was won by Colm Loftus, Carmel Conlon and Michael Rushe, 2nd Charlie O’Donnell, Moira Egan, Carmel McGarry and Michael Reid, 3rd Vincent Egan, Joey Mullaney, Aisling Gaughran and Owen Garvin (known hereafter as “the ducks”) At the presentation Captain Sean Heslin welcomed the Lady Captain Gloria Hogan, the Men’s President Jim Mooney, the Lady President Claire Cryan and all the members. He thanked Charlie, Willie and Michael for the great condition of the course and specially thanked Terry Canning for the steps on the 11th saying that they are a great addition to the course. He said that all volunteers are a great asset to the club and that their efforts were much appreciated. Competition Secretary Michael Rush was thanked for his great work in organising the competition and Mary was thanked for her excellent hospitality both before and after the drive in. The house committee were thanked for organising the bar. Thanks also to Jim Mooney who acted as photographer on the day.The March draw was also held the Sunday evening. Jackpot winners were Mandy Toolan €100, runners up Claire and John Cryan and Liam Mullaney €50 each. Thanks to all who took part.

Next draw Sunday April 14th. New members welcome. March edition of the club newsletter will be available this coming week. The Spring Royals trip to the K Club was a great success with thirty six players taking part. Well done to Pat and Stephen Gannon who are leading on 46pts. Thanks to Terry and Tom for arranging and we look forward to the return leg in Boyle on Saturday April 6th. In other news from the weekend congratulations to Willie Tiernan who after a successful audition in the Glenroyal has been booked for their summer cabaret! A meeting of all those interested in volunteering on the course or in the clubhouse will take place in the Clubhouse at 8.00pm on Thursday, 14th March. All support appreciated. The greens will be scarified Monday & Tuesday, voluntary support appreciated. A club outing to Ballinrobe Golf Club will take place on Saturday April 13th. Cost will be €25 per person including prize fund. Entry sheet is on the club noticeboard. Comments or inclusions always welcome to the PRO in person or at

Curlew Walkers Club

The next meeting of the walkers club will be taking place on Sunday, March 24th meeting on the Crescent, Boyle at 9am or Leenan at11am This will be a Flat and Climb at the Famine Trail and Lough Inagh with your leader being Zeta Griffin 086 3661 336 and Brian Doherty 086 0869 775. Please confirm times with leader or web site prior to each walk.


Boyle Group Scheme Ltd will have vacancies on their CE Scheme. The posts available are for General Operatives and 2 Posts specifically concerned with collating archive material. Those interested should apply by email and CV to or by letter and CV to Boyle Group Scheme Ltd, C/o St Joseph’s Resource Centre, Abbeytown, Boyle. FAS Criteria apply.


Classes are now being held in the school gym of the Scoil na 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.

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 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.

Family Life Centre, Boyle

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

YOGA: Wednesday mornings at 11am. Facilitator: Liz Dwyer. SUPPORT FOR THE SUICIDE BEREAVED: Tuesday March 19th at 8pm in the Family Life Centre, Boyle 0719663000. Facilitator: Fr. Brian Conlon. One to one and group support available: Booking advisable. To date we have raised €24,500 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. MENS SHED: Next meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 19th from 7.30pm-9pm. Open meeting, all welcome. BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT: Wednesday, 13th March at 8.30pm. For those grieving the loss of a loved one, friend or family member. MANAGING ANXIETY AND DEVELOPING SELF WORTH: Six Monday mornings commencing April 8th 10.30am-12.30pm in Boyle Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre, Family Life Centre, Boyle 0719663000. Booking essential. Facilitator Eleanor Shortt, Psychotherapist MIACP, MIAHIP.

PARENTING TEENAGERS: Monthly sessions for parents on a variety of topics all relevant to parents of teenagers. Tuesday April 2nd at 10am in the Family Life Centre, Boyle 071-9663000. POSITIVE PARENTING: A one session workshop for parents of children aged 0 to 12 years. 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. FLORA MINI MARATHON RUN/WALK: Bank Holiday Monday, 3rd June 2013. Closing date for entries 24th April. For information sheet and sponsorship card please contact the Centre.

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. REMINISCENCE: ‘Record your precious memories’ Monday 8th April for 4 weeks, time 11am-12.30pm. Cost €40. Facilitator: Veronica O’Connor. Booking essential. INFORMATION COFFEE MORNING:We would like to invite you to an information Coffee Morning presented by Grainne Maye about Aloe Vera Forever Living Products and their benefits on Thursday 14th March at 11am. Free to all. FAMILY LIFE CENTRE: Check out our website:, follow us on, and on twitter for our current brochure and updated details of our workshops, programmes and services provided at the Centre.