Boyle Community News

Boyle town enhancement plan

Boyle town enhancement plan

Are you a member of a community group or voluntary organisation in Boyle? If so, we would like to hear your ideas for enhancing the town of Boyle. Please join us for a

consultation workshop in Boyle Enterprise Centre on Wednesday February 13th at 7pm. Your ideas and opinions will be used to help develop a 3 Year Town Enhancement Plan for Boyle. There will be further opportunities for local people to have their say – please watch this space for more details in the coming weeks. If you have any queries, please contact Jonathan or Rebeccah on 085 8885720, or e-mail

The Return of the Rossies

Roscommon County Council in association with Roscommon Leader Partnership and Roscommon Community Tourism Network invite you to The Return of the Rossies the launch of Roscommon’s Flagship Gathering event on Thursday February 14th at 2pm in Roscommon Arts Centre Roscommon. RSVP 090 663716 or email

Perpetual eucharistic adoration

Tuesday, 19th February, 7.30pm in the Adoration Chapel, Boyle, all past and present adorers are invited to an evening of refection on the Eucharist. The evening will start with mass then a refection led by Fr Pat Lombard, followed by launching of a booklet account of people’s experience of adoration. Refreshments will be served in the Resource Centre afterwards.

Irish classes

Student Irish classes will take place in the Family Life Centre on Tuesday February 19th at 6.15pm until 7.15pm for 10 weeks. Adult class for those who have a good standard of Irish will take place on Tuesdays 7.30pm until 9pm.

Curlew Walkers Club

The next meeting of the walkers club will be taking place on Sunday, February 24th meeting on the Crescent, Boyle at 10.00am. This will be a climb grade B at Balinagleragh, The Playbank with your leader being Philip James Long, contact no. 086 3353 000. Please confirm times with leader or web site prior to each walk.

St. Joseph’s NS enrolment

St Joseph’s National School, Boyle enrolment forms are available in the school and the forms should be returned by March 8th.

Grange NS enrolment

Enrolment is now underway until March 9th for the academic year 2013/2014. Application forms are available from the school or by contacting 071 966 3424.

Cootehall NS enrolment

St. Michael’s and St. Patrick’s N.S. Cootehall, Boyle enrolment for the 2013/2014 school year will take place from Monday 4th to Wednesday 13th February, 2013 during school hours. Enquiries and further assistance is also available by contacting the Principal’s office in the school – phone no. 071-9667264.

Boyle Musical Society

Are you a past member? If you’re reading this, then the chances are that you have taken part in at least one of our shows. Since our formation in 1984, close on 1500 people have been involved in Boyle Musical Society. 2013 is the year of The Gathering and also the year in which Boyle Musical Society will present its 30th show. We would like to take this opportunity to invite all our past members to get in touch with us. We have very special events coming up this year that you might be interested in and we would love to hear from you! or have a look on our website

Boyle Tennis Club

Tennis coaching for children every Monday 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.

Gym equipment needed

The Brothers of Charity Services Boyle need Gym equipment. If you have a treadmill, stepper, or exercise bike in good working order and you would like to donate same. Please call us on 071-9663146 (office hours) or email Collection can be arranged for any donations.

Roscommon Supported Employment Service

The Roscommon Supported Employment Service is calling all those who are in receipt of Social Welfare Disability or Illness related payments and who may be interested in sourcing part-time employment to contact their team of professional Job Coaches on 094-9620328. The team provides confidential one-to-one support services for an 18 month period and can assist with C.V. preparation, interview skills, job seeking and support to retain employment. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact the Supported Employment Offices in St. Patrick’s Street, Castlerea at the above number or email

Special offer

This week’s special offer is Cod, Hake and Plaice all at €15 per Kilo (a kilo is enough for a meal for 4) at the Bridgestone Award winning Farmers Market in Boyle which provides an excellent range of local, whole-some and healthy produce. Please support your local Farmers Market held in the grounds of King House, Boyle every Saturday from 10am to 2pm for more details or call 071 9663033.

Boyle Men’s Shed

The community Men’s Shed is an updated version of the shed in the backyard. If you looked inside one you could see anything. From a number of men restoring furniture to perhaps restoring bicycles for a local school, or maybe fixing lawn mowers.

You might also see both young and older men learning new skills from each other and maybe also learning something about life from the men they are working with.

The group are currently looking for their home/shed in Boyle, if you can help please get in touch on 071-9663000 or email The group meet every Tuesday evening from 7.30pm until 9.30pm in the Family Life Centre, Boyle. All are welcome.

Boyle Golf Club

On Sunday, February 2nd saw the 18 hole stableford won by Terry Canning 47pts, 2nd Charlie O’Donnell 46pts, 3rd Ross Andrew 44pts. The weekly competition was cancelled

due to the bad weather. The Daily Mail Competition will take place on Sunday February 17th. Format is Scotch Foursomes. The entry sheets for the Spring League and the February Open Draw competition are on the noticeboard in the clubhouse.

Patchwork Classes

Patchwork Classes commence on Thursdays from 8pm until 9.30pm. Whist has recommenced on Tuesdays at 8pm in Tawnytaskin Community Centre. Light refreshment served. All welcome. For further information please contact Sandra McCrann on 086-8512191.

Stott pilates classes

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 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, Co. Roscommon. All singers and listeners


Bingo in 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.

Adult Painting Classes

Adult Painting Classes with Noreen Gaffney will commence in Lough Key Forest and Activity Park on Wednesday, February 20th 10- 12pm. To register or for further information contact the centre at 071-96-73122/087-6808141 or email

10K Fun Walk, Run or Cycle

St Michael’s GAA Club are holding a 10K Fun Walk, Run or Cycle on Sunday, the 17th of February, commencing at 2.00pm, from Ardcarne Park, Cootehall. Registration on the day, starting from 1.30pm. Entrance Fee; €10 per Family, €5 per Adult and U12s are free. Come out and enjoy the day’s fun and crack and walk, run or cycle off those Valentine chocolates in the scenic countryside.