Boyle Community News

Mayfly competition

Mayfly competition

This year’s competition will be held on Lough Key but due to the weather variants the date is to be announced so keep your eye on Boyle and District Angling Club Blog and of course the Mayfly Hatch. The club hope to run the competition over 2 days, Saturday 10am until 10pm and Sunday12 midday until 8pm with the presentation in the Moylurg Inn on the Sunday evening. This is subject to change. Proposed date for competition at time of posting May 17th/18th. This is for Club members only.

Curlew Walkers Club

The next outing of Walkers Club will take place on Sunday, May 26 meeting on the Crescent, Boyle at 10am. This will be a Climb and Grade B+ at Ox Mountain. The leader for the day will be Henk Meijnhardt 087 2733373. Please confirm times with leaders.

Curlew Warrior Event

The Curlew Warrior 10k Walk, Run or Hike will be held on Sunday, May 19 with lots of gifts ... Apple iPad Mini from Trojan, Kilronan Castle and Spa accommodation, €150 Voucher from Stewarts Oil and many more. There will also be special prizes for participants who dress up as Superhero or Celtic Warrior. The course is now officially measured by the Athletics Association of Ireland. Entry €10. Prizes for 1st Female, 1st Male, 1st Team, best period or fancy dress. All proceeds will be donated to MS Roscommon (Multiple Sclerosis) For Information register on or contact Tony Byrne 086 232 4020, 071 966 4702 Ann-Marie Hayden 086 036 Chris Callaghan 089 457 116

Cookery Demo

Award winning Chef from the Cottage Restaurant, Jamestown will be demonstrating how to prepare seasonal recipes at Tawnytaskin Community Centre on Wednesday, May 22nd at 8pm. Admission by ticket only. For more information contact 086 8130005.

Return of the Rossies

Home of the famous Moone Boy series, Boyle invites you to join all there for a week long gathering festival with a jam packed schedule sure to entice the whole family. The events will take place throughout the Boyle area with highlights in Lough Key and King House. Events open with the Launch on Thursday May 23rd up to and including Sunday June 2. For further information contact Una Ni Chuinn on 090 6637 316 or Richie Farrell on 090 6637 271

Biodiversity Week

Coillte are hosting events in Lough Key Forest and Activity Park on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 May

Tennis Club

Adult coaching starting on Monday, 20th May at 8pm until 9pm. This is a 6 week course costing €30. For further information call Noreen on 071 9662 996.

Up Up and Away

Hot Air Balloons will enthral both the young and the not so young. Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May will bring back memories to many who saw the balloons in Lough Key Forest Park 20 years ago thanks to Roscommon County Council. Balloon launches will be from the beautiful Lough Key Forest Park in Boyle so if you want to see the balloons inflate and launch you will need to be in the park by 6.30 am and 6.30pm. Irish Balloon Flights are taking bookings for hot air balloon rides. These flights must be booked in advance and there are limited spaces available so book early to avoid disappointment. No bookings will be taken over that weekend. To find out more about purchasing a voucher for a balloon flight please contact Irish Balloon Flights on 046-948 3436, email or check their website Please quote the promotion code; “Boyle13”

Angling event - Lough Key

As part of the Gathering Celebrations and the Return of the Rossies Boyle and District Angling Club are inviting visitors to Lough Key to participate in a pike angling event on Tuesday May 28 at 2pm until 4pm. Younger potential anglers and their parents are welcome to be taken by the club members onto to the lake, all equipment will be supplied. All you have to do is enjoy and catch fish. This is a free event. To ensure a place contact Jane on 0868301261

Celebration Concert

Tickets for Boyle Musical Society’s eagerly anticipated 30th Celebration Concert are now on sale. The accomplished, award winning chorus and soloists of Boyle Musical Society, who are presenting their 30th show, ‘Little Shop of Horrors’, later this year, will come together for what promises to be a truly magical and memorable musical experience. With a great reputation, a diverse repertoire and accompanied by their Musical Director, Anne Kielty, a spectacular night’s entertainment is guaranteed from the group.

The concert will take place on Friday, May 31st at 8:30pm, in the atmospheric surroundings of St. Joseph’s Church in Boyle. Tickets for this very special one-off concert are priced at €10 and have been available from May 1st at the Úna bhán Craft Shop at King House, Taylor’s Jewellers on Bridge St. and Magee’s Fashions on Main St. Credit Card bookings on 071 9663033 during office hours only. For more information please go to or on Facebook.

Poetry Competition

Boyle Arts Festival is delighted to announce the Boyle Arts Festival Poetry Competition for 2013.Prizes: €500 first prize plus 4 x €50 highly commended. Closing Date June 15th. Shortlisted poems will be notified ahead of the awards which will be held on Sunday, 28th July in King House, Boyle at 7pm. For further information contact or

Band of Brass at King House

Start your June Bank Holiday on the right note with Band of Brass who will perform a special concert in the elegant Main Salon of King House, Boyle on Thursday, May 30. As guests of Boyle Arts Festival, this talented ensemble of eight accomplished Mayo musicians will present a lively and eclectic programme of well-known brass standards, light jazz and classical favourites under the direction of Ballina native Jackie Greham, M.D. of Castlebar Concert Band. The concert starts at 8pm and tickets are €10, which includes a complimentary glass of wine on the night. Tickets are available now from Úna Bhán Tourism on (071) 96 63033. As always, advance booking is recommended for all events but tickets will be available on the door if possible.

Farmers Market

There will be lots of colour at the Market on Saturday with the return of Rose with her hanging baskets, tubs and shrubs. 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, including organic seasonal vegetables, organic meat and poultry, home bakes, fruit juices, jams, sauces, organic eggs, gluten and wheat free breads and fresh fish, the market also provides organic chemical free Aloe Vera based products and hand painted, hand lettered wooden wall hangings and decorative plaques, to name but a few. 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.

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.

Boyle Singers Circle

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


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.

Family Life Centre, Boyle

Tel: 071 9663000. The Family Life Centre is now live on facebook.

INFORMATION COFFEE MORNINGS: Informal Information Coffee Mornings, second Thursday of every month at 11am. The next planned coffee morning will be on Thursday, June 13th. If you would like an opportunity to showcase your wares/talents/skills and share them with others please contact us. Free to all. 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.

CLOTHES BANK: Please help raise funds by donating your clothes to the bank in front of the Family Life Centre. POSITIVE PARENTING: A one session workshop for parents of children aged 0 to 12 years. You can ring to express your interest in this programme. COUNSELLING & PSYCHOTHERAPY: Counselling & Psychotherapy is for anybody. Sometimes life can be difficult for us, it can be unmanageable and challenging. Therapeutic support for Children & Families, Couples & Individuals. The cost is on a sliding scale and is negotiable. Please contact Marie or Denise. All our programmes and services are confidential and professional.

MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSES: Accord Accredited courses available in the Family Life Centre for couples planning marriage. Contact the Centre for booking. There are still places on 24th & 25 May course. SUPPORT FOR THE SUICIDE BEREAVED: Tuesday 4th June in the Family Life Centre. Facilitator: Fr. Brian Conlon. One to one and group support available: Booking advisable. Please contact the Centre for more information. BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT: Wednesday 12th June for 6 weeks at 8pm in the Family Life Centre. If you are grieving the loss of a loved one, friend or family member come and join others who have experienced such a loss in a caring and confidential environment. Cost: Donation.

CELEBRATION OF MARRIAGE: Invitation to couples celebrating the Anniversary of their Marriage to a mass in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Sligo on Sunday, June 30th at 3pm followed by meal in Best Western Southern Hotel, Sligo. For further details contact St. Michael’s Family Life Centre, Sligo 071 9170329. MARIE KEATING FOUNDATION UNIT: Will visit the Family Life Centre on Thursday, May 30th from 10am. This is a free information service on issues relating to cancer. All welcome.

BOYLE MODEL RAILWAY: A project for the community, by the community. Currently being constructed upstairs in Trojan, volunteers are needed to build scenery, painting, paper mache, assembling building/bridges, making trees and plenty more! Call to the Family Life Centre or to the Model Railway at Trojan, Elphin St., Boyle and see how you can make a difference in your community! Launch of this project is May 25th at 2.30pm by Liveline’s Joe Duffy. All welcome.