Boyle Community News

Boyle Tennis Club

Boyle Tennis Club

Easter Camps will be taking place on March 25th – 28th March at 2pm until 4pm for 5 to 14 years. The cost for this will be €30. For further information please contact Noreen on 071 966 2996.

Dance! Dance! Dance!

Are you interested in learning to dance/jive or if you’re very accomplished yourself would you be willing to help someone else to learn. Come along to the Tawnytaskin Community Centre at 8.30 pm on Monday the 25th March. All are welcome, plenty of parking space at the centre. For more information contact Ann: 086 – 8130005

Easter Pike Festival

This year’s Pike Angling Festival has been set for Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st March. The club are delighted to announce prizes, First €2,500; Second €1,500; Third €750 and special prizes Members, Juniors Ladies and day Prizes. Entry Fee €60 per angler (2 days, all ages) Boyle and District Angling Club adheres to a policy of ‘Catch and Release’

Boyle Golf Club

The King Harmon entry sheet is on the notice board draw will take place on Sunday April 7th. Thursday night competitions re commence on April 4th. The Volunteers meeting took place last week with thanks to all those who have expressed interest. Rotas are posted at the club house for a variety of tasks, all support is appreciated.

A report of the meeting will be given to the April Management meeting. A special meeting of the Management committee will take place at 8.00pm on this Wednesday evening March 27th to discuss a proposal for a membership campaign in April. The tree planting project due to be held this coming weekend has been postponed till April 27th.

The mysterious black tracks on the course last weekend were due to iron being spread on the fairways. A club outing will take place to Ballinrobe on Saturday April 13th, entry sheet and details on noticeboard. Good luck to the ladies with their competition event this Saturday 23rd. 2013 membership fees are due please contact membership secretary James Cooke Comments or inclusions always welcome to the PRO in person or at

JPC public meeting

Boyle Town Council Joint Policing Committee wish to inform you that a public meeting will be held on Monday 8th April 2013 at 6.00pm in the meeting room, County Council Offices, Cootehall Street, Boyle. There will be a presentation by the West Region Drugs Task Force. The Joint Policing Committee has been established under the Garda Síochána Act 2005 and the committee includes the elected members of Boyle Town Council, Oireachtas Members, Gardai, the community, voluntary sector and officials of Boyle Town Council. The function of the Committee is to serve as a forum for consultations, discussions and recommendations on matters affecting the policing of the local authority’s administrative area. Members of the public are invited to attend, to have their views heard.

Boyle Rambling Anglers

The Harry Comer Perpetual Cup for course fishing on Boyle River takes place on Sunday, 7th April 2013, from 11am to 4pm. entries adults €15.00 Children free. Refreshments served on the day. Contact CJ Greene on 085 7772262 or John Nicholson on 086 3357634 for further details.

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. Please spread the word to anyone you know with children. Also, if anyone is available on Easter Sunday from 3 - 5pm to lend a hand, we’d greatly appreciate the help. We need people for a variety of jobs including: face-painting; football referee; selling tea/coffee and cake slices; help run the novelty game i.e. spud’n’spoon race, sack race, etc And if there are any bakers among you, we’ll gladly accept any cakes to sell on the Friday.

Free Easter Egg Hunt

During the Boyle Farmers Market on Easter Saturday there will be a Free Easter egg hunt, with eggs hidden throughout the grounds of King House, just waiting to be found. There will also be live music with David Byrne guitarist and singer. Watch out for the special offers on all stalls and with every purchase of €5 or more puts you into a draw for a Hamper filled with goodies from Una Bhan and the stallholders. The weekly market offers you the opportunity to talk first hand with the local growers and producers that provide fresh, locally grown produce, including vegetables that are in season, organic meat and poultry, home bakes, fruit juices, jams, sauces, organic eggs, gluten and wheat free breads and fresh fish to name but a few. The market is held in the grounds of King House every Saturday from 10am until 2pm. Fpr more information on Boyle Farmers Market go to or call 071 9663 033 or find us on Facebook.

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 na nAingeal Naofa, Carrick Road, Boyle each Wednesday from February27th. Ladies class 8pm until 9pm and men 9pm until 10pm. To book a place please contact Ann on 086 3088 873.

Tawnytaskin Community Centre

Patchwork Classes commence on Thursdays from 8pm until 9.30pm. Whist has recommenced on Tuesdays at 8pm in the Centre. Light refreshment served. All welcome. For further information please contact Sandra Mc Crann on 086 8512 191.

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 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.

Divine Mercy Sunday

Divine Mercy will be celebrated in St. Joseph’s Church, Boyle on Sunday April 7th. Confessions at 2pm. Holy Hour from 2- 3pm. Afternoon Mass at 3pm. Veneration of Picture after Mass. All welcome.

Family Life Centre, Boyle

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

CYBER SAFETY ADVICE WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS: This workshop gives parents an opportunity to learn more about their childrens usage of social media sites e.g. facebook, twitter etc. and many more. Discussions on how parents can minimise the chances of their children getting caught up in cyber bullying and also how to deal with it if it occurs. Presented by Niall Mulryan, Social Media Safety Expert Tuesday 9th April at 7.30pm. €5 contribution. Booking advisable.

YOGA: Wednesday mornings at 11am continuing until May 1st. Facilitator: Liz Dwyer.

SUPPORT FOR THE SUICIDE BEREAVED: Tuesday April 30th at 8pm 0. 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.

MANAGING ANXIETY AND DEVELOPING SELF WORTH: Six Monday mornings commencing April 8th 10.30am-12.30pm in Boyle Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre, Family Life Centre. 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.

POSITIVE PARENTING: A one session workshop for parents of children aged 0 to 12 years.

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. All our programmes and services are confidential and professional.

REMINISCENCE: ‘Record your precious memories’ Come and share your precious memories of “yester years”. Record these for your safe keeping in word and/or visual form. Monday 8th April for 4 weeks, time 11am-12.30pm. Cost €40. Facilitator: Veronica O’Connor. Booking essential.

INFORMATION COFFEE MORNINGS: Informal Information Coffee Mornings, second Thursday of every month at 11am. 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 Family Life Centre. Free to all. Next presentation by Doris Rabe, Nutritional Therapist on Healthy Eating.