Boyle Community News

Drama in King House

Drama in King House

The hugely popular and well-known Leitrim playwright, Seamus O’Rourke brings ‘The Sand Park’ to the King House stage on Thursday, May 9. A moving and funny account of one man’s emotional journey after the loss of his son and wife, starring Seamus himself in the lead role - you won’t want to miss it!

The Space

If you are interested in Drama, Dance, Music, Art, Literature and other areas of creativity come along and see how you might benefit from spending time in “The Space”. (Open to everyone above the age of 15). Workshops begin on May 10th and if you can’t attend the launch please contact us for more information. Veronica on 086 3776258 or John on 086 6031628.

Curlew Warrior Event

The Curlew Warrior 10K Walk, Run or Hike will be held on Sunday, May 19. 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 8130 005

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 sire 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 2nd. For further information contact Una Ni Chuinn on 090 6637 316 or Richie Farrell on 090 6637 271

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”

Celebration Concert

Tickets for the Boyle Musical Society’s 30th Celebration Concert are now available for this one off Concert at the Una Bhan Craft Shop in the grounds of King House, Taylor’s Jewellers, Bridge Street and Magee’s Fashions, Main Street. The Concert will take place on Friday, May 31st at 8pm, in the atmospheric surroundings of St Josephs Church, Boyle. For more information please go to or facebook.

Farmers Market

To celebrate the Market’s 8th Birthday this year there will be a cookery demonstration on Saturday alongside lots of special offers and prizes so if you ain’t in you can’t win. The market will be displaying signs throughout the week with all special offers that you can avail of. 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.

Thank you

Abbey Haven Care Centre & Nursing Home, Carrick Road, Boyle would like to say a sincere thanks to everyone who attended, contributed or baked for our Western Alzheimers Tea Day on Friday 26th April. We successfully raised €920 on the day and this money will go to secure help in the community for all those families caring for a loved one with Alzheimers Disease.

Biodiversity Week

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

Boyle Golf Club

There was a great turnout for the voucher on Sunday April 28th, thanks to all who took part. Congratulaions to Gerry Emmet who won with a score of 60, 2nd Ross Andrew 63, Gross Gary Carty, 3rd Willie Tiernan 63. Special thanks to Charlie and the volunteers for preparing the course so well and to competition secretary Michael Rush for organising the 18 hole open which was held on Wednesday 24th and won by Pat Conroy with 37pts. Thursday 25th night’s mens competition was won by Vincent Egan 21pts, 2nd Michael Gilmartin 21pts, 3rd Sean Heslin 20pts. Friday April 26th scramble which was won Niall Kearney, Aisling Gaughran & Michael Rushe, 2nd Michael Simon, Kathleen Candon & Seamus Gallagher, 3rd Padraig O’Connell, Joey Mullaney & Killian Doyle.

Thanks to all who supported the “Quiz & Curry Nite” last Friday, April 26th which was a great turnout and a great night. Thanks also to family and friends of members, your support were much appreciated. Special thanks to Susan & Brendan for organising the event and for sponsoring the prizes Special thanks also to Mary for the lovely food and to Gary & Vincent for looking after the bar. Well done to quiz winners Moira, Aisling, Lorcan and Jonathan. Congrats to the raffle winners Mavis Stewart, Fiona Mattimoe and Louise Kennedy. Photographs are posted on the website. We hope to run similar events later in the year. The next club draw will take place on Sunday May 12th. If members wish to join please send standing order or cash payment to Michael Gilmartin, Carrickmore, Boyle. Thank you to all who have entered so far and good luck.

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 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 8.30 sharp.

Family Life Centre

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 hosted by Marie Kilcullen of SereniGy on Thursday May 9th at 11am Showcasing alternative types of tea and coffee - a healthier option. 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 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: 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. RELEASING THE TIES THAT BIND: In this workshop you can connect with your Higher Self. In a safe and effective way you can learn to free yourself from the undue influence/control of people as well as old unhelpful attitudes and habits. Sunday 12th May 9.45am-5pm in the Centre. Facilitator: Marianne Lavelle. Booking essential.

IRISH CLASSES FOR AUTUMN: Beginners, Refresher and Student classes will resume in the Autumn. If you would like to take part in any of these classes please register your interest with the Centre. Tutor Michael O’Toole, Native Irish Speaker. MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSES: Accord Accredited courses available 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, Boyle at 8pm. Facilitator: Fr. Brian Conlon. One to one and group support available: Booking advisable. BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT: Wednesday 12th June for 6 weeks at 8pm in the 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.