Friday, June 12, 2015

Update 12th June

Boyle Community Notes Week beginning 16th June (Week 24)

Golden Jubilee Celebrations
Golden Jubilee Celebrations for Canon Ciaran Whitney next Friday night 19th June from at 8pm with Mass of Thanksgiving In Drumboylan Church, followed by a reception immediately afterward in Drumboylan Hall. Cakes, Buns, and Sandwiches greatly accepted for the celebrations. All donations can be dropped off at Drumboylan Hall on Friday evening between 5pm and 7pm. Thank you all, for your continued help and support.

The next meeting of the walker club will take place on Sunday 21st June at meeting at Mac Dermotts Pub car park at 7pm then onto the Bricklieves Sunset Night walk.  This will be a picnic grade C, with your leader being Philip James who can be contacted on 086 335 3000 for further details.

Why not visit a selection of Historic Houses around Roscommon. Thursday June 25th Castlecoote House and Strokestown Park House leaving Roscommon at 2pm and returning at 6pm. Tuesday June 30th Clonalis House and King House meeting at King House at 1.30 returning at 5.30. For further information call Orna Flanagan on 090 663 7359.

Cemetery Sunday
There will be Mass and Blessing of Graves on Sunday 28th June in Assylinn (Old) Graveyard at 3p.m. This is an opportunity to gather together and to remember our dead and also to renew our own faith in resurrection.

Summer soccer camp at Boyle Celtic
The FAI Summer Soccer Camp is coming to Boyle this August. 5 days of top quality coaching will take place in Celtic Park, Boyle from August 10th to the 14th 2015. Camps are open to boys and girls aged between 6 and 14. They run from 10.30am until 3pm Monday to Friday. Cost is €65 with participants receiving a kit jersey, shorts, socks, backpack, football and certificate. Book online at or call 1890 653 653

The gardens provides a wonderful opportunity for all garden lovers to do what they enjoy most-peek over a wall, sneak through a gate, and explore an unknown garden to their heart’s content. These hi8dden gardens, large and small and in some wonderful settings, offer inspiration, ideas and tranquillity – a perfect day o9ut.  One such garden belongs to Saffron Thomas and Ian Stanley created by two artists in an intimate rural setting; this garden combines productivity, ornamental planting and permaculture. The garden open to view from 11am until 5pm on Sunday 28th June, 12th & 26th July and 2nd , 2nd August and 6th September. The garden can be found on the Boyle /Frenchpark Road, turn right at the Saddlers Inn, after approx 2.5km keep right on the bend, take 2nd lane on right and entrance just after first cottage.

Workshops and Training on Green Opportunities: Community Groups, Enterprises and Individuals. The Accelerate Green Enterprise programme, based in Boyle, Co. Roscommon is offering a range of workshops and training for interested individuals, businesses and groups. All workshops are free and include themes such as - how to create viable business opportunities from natural resources, understanding the green customer of the future - and much more. The programme also offers an IdeaGen platform which will assist budding entrepreneurs with a green idea, seeking to test out the idea and receive advice on how to move it forward. Additional supports include: case study visits and general business mentoring / training. The Accelerate programme may be of interest to those currently unemployed / underemployed. For more information contact Olwen on 087 799 7772, or Orla on 086 380 7802.

Sunday 7th June saw the 18 hole won by Ross Andrew with 42pts, 2nd Seamus Gallagher 40pts, Gross Charlie O’Donnell, 3rd Pat Conroy 38pts.Thursday 4th June saw the Mens Competition won by Cian Smith 29pts, 2nd Sean Heslin 26pts and 3rd Ross Andrew 24pts. Fridays Scramble was won by Brendan Gaffney, Criona O’Donnell & Cillian Doyle, 2nd Michael Simon, Fiona Keenan & Pat Conroy, 3rd Michael Reid, Carmel Keenan & Seamus Gallagher. The Horse and Summer Show Classic held Saturday 6th June was won by Liam Whyte, Lorcan Egan, Jonathan Egan & Vincent Egan 99pts, 2nd Michael Simon, Michael Rush, Seamus Gallagher & Michael Bannon 93pts, 3rd Charlie O’Donnell, Ross Andrew, Willie Tiernan & Michael Gilmartin 91pts. Ladies Winners were Attracta Keville, Regina McLoughlin, Marie Hanmore-Cawley & Ann King (Strokestown). Winner of the Putting Competition was John McGuinn (17). Thanks to Aileen, Teresa and the Horse & Summer Show Committee and thanks to all who took part. Presentation of prizes will take place later in the month. Date for your diary is Charlie O’Donnell’s President Prize on Sunday June 21st. In Ladies news well done to Liz Dwyer who won the Niamh Nangle Cup on Sunday 7th June  and to Michelle Quinn who came 2nd.
Call for Creative Submissions
Calling all artists, photographers, designers and poets! Boyle Arts Festival invites you to enter two creative competitions in the run up to this summer’s spectacular festival- The Open Art Exhibition and Poetry Competition. Full entry details for both competitions are available on our website The nationally renowned Boyle Arts Festival will begin on Thursday, July 23rd and continue until Saturday August 1st. It promises a very exciting and diverse programme of events, including an eclectic mix of visual arts, music, drama, film, free family events, workshops, storytelling, readings and much more. For regular updates and competitions, check in with us on Facebook at and on Twitter at @boyle.arts. The pace will be very leisurely and totally focussed on the social aspect of cycling.We will cover whatever distance you are comfortable with and stop for tea/coffee and refreshments during or after the spin.Current members will accompany you every step of the way.If you were thinking of getting back on your bike this year, these Social Sunday spins are for you.

The Market is open from 10am to 2pm each and every Saturday in the grounds of King House, Boyle. If you would like to enjoy the best locally grown fresh and organic produce, then a trip to Boyle Farmers’ Market on Saturday should be on your agenda. There is a wide range of seasonal produce, including organic fruit and vegetables, homemade jams and marmalade, organic free range eggs, fruit juices, gluten free/ sour dough/ spelt bread and all kinds of delicious home bakes are available every week. Alongside the food stalls are a number of crafters selling their handmade wares, personalized candles and knitwear. So why not come along and have a chat with the stall holders and avail of their ideas. For further information please a call Una Bhan on 071 966 3033.

Bingo in Boyle
Every Tuesday evening in St. Josephs Hall Boyle at 8.30pm until 10.30pm. €1000 Jackpot to be won every week.

Are you looking for a new job? Are you having difficulty putting together your CV? Would you like some help? Then why not call into the Úna Bhán office in the grounds of King House, Boyle, where we will be delighted to give you any help, advice or information we can. A good CV could make all the difference in getting your job application through to the interview stage. We have a template and sheet of helpful tips to guide you through the process. We will also type your CV if you cannot do this yourself. Or you may just want to call in for a chat about your CV. All information will be treated in the strictest of confidence. For more details, contact Úna Bhán Tourism on 071 9663033. We also offer office services such as Photo Copying, Scanning, Laminating, Typing, Faxing, Binding and Printing are carried out at the Una Bhan office in the grounds of King House, for further information please contact the office on 071 966 3033.

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