Boyle Community News

St Patrick’s Day Parade meeting

St Patrick’s Day Parade meeting

The committee’s next meeting will be held in Clarke’s Bar, Patrick’s St at 6pm on Tuesday, February 6th. Everyone welcome to come along.

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 9662996.

GAA 2013 Dinner Dance

Preparations are well advanced for the joint Men’s’ Club and Ladies’ Club Dinner Dance which will be held in Kilronan Castle Hotel on Saturday 9th February. The special guest will be a current All Star player. Medals will be presented on the night to the County Junior A Title winning ladies team and to the Boyle Minors who were runners-up in the County Division 1 Championship. The annual player of the year, club person of the year and the Hall of Fame awards will also be presented on the night. Tickets, at the very reasonable price of €35 are available from 10 persons representing both clubs. Those wishing to attend are advised to purchase their tickets early to avoid disappointment as places are limited.

Curlew Walkers Club

The next meeting of the walkers club will be taking place on Sunday, February 10th meeting on the Crescent, Boyle at 10.30am. This will be a flat/climb grade B from Castlebaldwin to Ballyfarnan with your leader being Mary Long, contact no 087-9528754. Please confirm times with leader or web site prior to each walk

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

Cootehall N.S. enrolment

St. Michael’s and St. Patrick’s N.S. Cootehall, Boyle enrolment for the 2013/2014 school year will take place until 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.

Art class

An adult Art Class for beginners and improvers. Using acrylic paints to explore and make your own piece of visual art. Wednesday 13th February for 6 weeks 8pm-9.30pm. Booking essential.

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 Library

Now offering a Irish based programme that benefits students experiencing literacy difficulties. The programme is named Typeshands and is designed to develop literacy and typing skills in students. The programme develops spelling skills, teaches computer skills to all students and improves self-esteem. For more details please contact Patricia on 071-9662800.

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. Many individuals find part-time work and also retain all or some of their Social Welfare benefits. There is an exemption process through which people in receipt of some benefits are granted permission to work. This is available from the Department of Social Welfare. Entry to the programme is through the FAS Employment Services Officer who will guide you in your application for Supported 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

Boyle Farmers Market

The Bridgestone Award winning Farmers Market in Boyle provides an excellent rangeof local, wholesome and healthy produce. Boyle Market has available a large variety of freshly made gluten, wheat free, sour dough and spelt breads, pastries and cakes that are very reasonably priced. Very competitively priced, locally grown and freshly picked fruit and vegetables, with a good selection of organic produce. Specialty honey, teas, jams. Organic Poultry, Meat and a large selection of Fresh Fish, not forgetting your organic free range eggs, Gubeen Salami, Organic Oatmeal and Olive Oil, Fruit Juices and Home make cake, not forgetting crafts such as knitwear needlework and woodwork. 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 Golf Club

On Sunday, January 27th competition was cancelled due to bad weather. The weekly competition was won by John McGuin with 22pts. The results of the Member Survey were presented in the clubhouse also on Sunday evening. Copies of the results are available in the clubhouse along with comments and suggestions. Thank you to all who took part or attended the presentation. Well done to Moira Egan who won the three months membership of the club draw. Comments or inclusions always welcome to the PRO in person or at

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 n nAingeal Naofa, Carrick Road, Boyle on Wednesdays. Ladies 8pm until 9pm and men 9pm until 10pm. To book a place please contact Ann on 086-3088873.

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



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 8.30pm sharp.

Family Life Centre, Boyle

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

IRISH CLASSES: Student Irish 6.15pm – 7.15 Tuesday 19th February. Emphasis on old Irish. Adult Irish for those who have a good standard of Irish – Tuesdays 7.30pm-9pm. For further enquires please contact the Centre.

YOGA: Wednesday mornings at 11am in the Family Life Centre, Boyle. Facilitator: Liz Dwyer.

SUPPORT FOR THE SUICIDE BEREAVED: Tuesday March 19th at 8pm 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.

‘DONATE A SLATE’: Family Life Centre, Boyle ‘New Roof Fund’.‘Donate a Slate’ either by calling to the Centre or by visiting our website to donate online at . Thank you for your continued support. To date we have raised €23,500 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.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT: Starts Wednesday, 6th February at 8.30pm for 6 weeks in the Centre, Boyle. For those grieving the loss of a loved one, friend or family member.

PARENTING TEENAGERS: Monthly sessions for parents on a variety of topics all relevant to parents of teenagers. Tuesdays at 10am in the Centre.

POSITIVE PARENTING: A one session workshop for parents of children aged 0 to 12 years. You can ring the Centre to express your interest in this programme.

ART CLASS: An adult Art Class for beginners and improvers using acrylic paints to explore and make your own piece of visual art. Wednesday 13th February for 6 weeks 8pm-9.30pm in the Centre. Booking essential.

BASIC FIRST AID: Friday, February 22nd 9.30pm-5pm.

PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID: Monday 11th March 9.30am-1.15pm.

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. Please contact the Centre for further information.

Family Life Centre, Boyle Spring/Summer 2013 brochure is now available.