Friday, September 2, 2016

Update 2nd September

David Gunning and are now offering bike hire and guided tours of the town and region and are available now from the Grounds of King House. To book, call 086858 6225 or email Advance booking is required for guided tours.

TV crew to film Boyle parkrun
There will be an added attraction to the local Parkrun on Saturday September 10th.
As part of the RTE TV show Operation Transformation, Katherine Lynch will take part in the Parkrun in Lough Key Forest Park commencing, as usual, at 9.30am.The run will be filmed for the show but participants must register in advance. Operation Transformation and Parkrun are once again joining forces to help you get up and active so if you’ve yet to try it out, now is your chance to join in on this fun and physical event.
With 57 Parkruns taking place across the country every Saturday morning at 9.30am, this free public event is enjoyable for participants of all abilities. Walkers as well as runners are welcome and at each location including Boyle, you will find a local OT ambassador who has volunteered to help you on the road to fulfilling your fitness goal.

New Horsemanship Training Course 5M3371
Starting at Boyle VTOS Centre in conjunction with Lough Gara Stables, Boyle, Co Roscommon and Starting in September with some places left. • QQI Level 5 Qualification in Horsemanship • This is a practical and academic course for those seeking a career in the horse industry. It is designed and run in accordance with international standards in order to attain the best equine and teaching practice. The course will provide students with an excellent foundation in the skills and practical experience required to gain employment in the equine industry and prepare for examinations or to progress to higher education. • Students will attend Boyle VTOS Centre for two days per week and three days a week at Lough Gara Riding Stables. This is a two year course and is open to people on Social Welfare payments. Please contact Adrien Kneale, Lough Gara Stables 086 893 8972 if interested.

Curlew Walkers Club
The next meeting of the Curlew Walkers club will take place on Saturday 10th September, meeting on the Crescent, Boyle at 10am. The walk will be taking place in Prot Noo, Donegal and will be a climb grade B. Your leader for the day will be Linda Reynolds on 086 321 6565. Please confirm times with leader or website prior to each walk

boyle colour run
Roscommon Colour Run is a fantastic 'crawl, walk, or run’, Colour event suitable for all ages and abilities. Not so much about speed or endurance and more about having the time of your life, The Roscommon ColourRun is a family fun event in which participants of all ages from 1 to 100 years are covered from head to toe in different colours as they make their way through the beautiful grounds of Lough Key Forest Park.. The fun continues at the finish line with a gigantic “Color celebration,” using more coloured powder to create happiness and lasting memories, not to mention millions of vivid colour combinations. Trust us; this is one event not to be missed!! With only two rules, the idea is easy to follow: 1. Wear white at the starting line 2. Finish plastered in colour Bring the family along, we have lots happening on the day for the whole family! Please remember that children must be accompanied by an adult to be admitted. This memorable event will be taking place on Sunday 11th September from 1pm until 3pm at Lough Key Forest Park

An evening of traditional music, poetry and print-making in the Boyle Branch Library taking place from 6pm until 8pm on Friday 16th September, (refreshments provided).

A solo piano recital by Miceal O’Rourke with his “Journey into Night”.... a musical exploration of the nocturnal world with its contrasting moods and colours in a selection of works for piano by composers from Beethoven to the present day. Free tours of King house from 11am until 6pm with the last tour at 5pm.

Middletown Centre for Autism returning to King House, Boyle, offering parents of children with Autism a 4 week Free Training Course starting Monday 19th September. Booking is essential at least a week in advance. For more information please call 0044 28 3751 5750 or visit

Created by two artists in an intimate rural setting, this garden combines productivity, ornamental planting and permaculture. Winding grass paths lead to ponds, developing woodland and polytunnel, one jungle-themed and one for fruit and veg. With an eclectic mix of planting and sculpture, this 16 year old garden is still developing. Open 11am until 5pm on 11th September. On R361 Boyle – Frenchpark, Right after Saddlers Inn. After approx 2.5km keep right on big bend, take 2nd lane on Right. Entrance just after first cottage. Contact Saffron Thomas and Ian Stanley, Ardsoran, Lisserlough, Boyle on 086 869 1141.

Boyle will be brought back to the Golden Age of Ireland’s iconic Dance Hall/Showband Era of the 1950’s and 60’s on Saturday, September 24th, when this magical era will be lovingly recreated for one night only. Music on the night will be performed by The Keith McDonald Showband. Tickets are available through Úna Bhán Tourism located in the Grounds of King House. For further information please feel free to call Úna Bhán on 071 966 3033 or email

Boyle Traditional Singers Circle
Traditional unaccompanied singing, in English and Irish takes place in Dodd’s Crescent Bar (back room), The Crescent, Boyle the third Saturday of every month, all year around, 9.30pm onwards. All singers and listeners welcome.

The highlight of the weekend of at Boyle GC was the hosting of the James Shivnan Memorial Golf Challenge. The wet conditions did not deter the large field of players, a testament to how well James was universally liked and fondly remembered. The results of the event are as follows: 1st Jonathan Egan 42pts 2nd Charlie O’Donnell 40pts
Gross Gary Carty 34pts 3rd Lorcan Egan 40pts Front 9: Michael Simon Back 9: Cillian Doyle Longest Drive: Niall Kearney Closest the pin: Michael Costello
Ladies: 1st Sandra McCrann, 2nd Mary O’Hara.The day raised over €2600 which will be donated to the Mayo/Roscommon Palliative Care Team & Oncology Unit Sligo. Thanks to all who supported including those non players who made donations.
A Golfer of the Year Strokeplay Competition was held on Sunday 21st August with Seamus Gallagher returning the best score on 67 nett. In second was Club Captain Ross Andrew on the same score, gross went to Gary Carty with 72, and in third was Michael Rush with 69 nett. This result will put Seamus in a strong position on the GOY leaderboard with only three events remaining. Thursday’s 9 hole result:1st Lorcan Egan 21pts 2nd Jonathan Egan 20pts 3rd Shane O’Dowd 20pts

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 Courtyard 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 call Una Bhan on 071 9663 033.

CV & Office Services
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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