Please support our Boyle Traders of the Day, 19th August, 2018

Joe Simon Building Supplies : Kelly’s Londis : Lookwell Laundry & Dry Cleaners : Magees Fashion Shop : Marians Fashions : Sean Carty Car Sales : Stewarts Oil

The Pope’s Visit

National media publish articles daily relating to aspects of the Pope’s visit to Ireland for the World Meeting of Families. Whether we like it or not, it seems to me that some members of that national media could do with reading and absorbing some “Straight and Crooked Thinking” [here…]
Cherry-picking from the blatant wrongs by a minority of clerics is not sufficient reason to suggest the we should abandon religion and ignore the majority of totally innocent clerics for their honest efforts to make humans more tolerant, peaceful and caring

Tony Conboy Special

• Roscommon Intermediate Ladies v Meath in All-Ireland Semi-Final on Sat. the 25th.
• ‘A Skull in Connemara’ Boyle Connection
• Heritage Week Walking Tour of Boyle Thursday 23rd at 7.
• Maureen O’Sullivan Remembered … Film from Videos of Her 1988 Return to Boyle.

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Jim Lavin R.I.P

The death has occurred of Jim LAVIN Creevagh, Ballyfarnon, peacefully, surrounded by his devoted family and in the tender care of the staff at the Plunkett Nursing Home, Boyle.

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Boles of Boyle – Back To School uniforms in stock

Now in stock – new soft shell jacket – Designed & selected by the students of Abbey Community College. The new soft shell jacket is fitted, has a concealed hood, is waterproof, breathable and a special pocket for your MP3 player.


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Carrick Cineplex Friday 17th – Thursday 23rd August

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Eugene Murphy Press Release

Over 45,000 people nationally waiting for driving test with up to three month waiting period in Roscommon/Galway. No driver tester headquartered in Carrick-on-ShannonRead More Graphic

Marc MacSharry Press Release

Government Silence Deafening as 162 local Post Offices Begin to Close! ‘Taoiseach’s Crisis Commentary, and Photo Calls no substitute for real representation and leadership of our Republic’

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Marians Fashions, Bridge Street, Boyle


Special Events through the year in Boyle

One might argue that every day and every event that takes place here in Boyle is special. However there are a number of ‘large’ events through the year that deserve mention and our gratitude to the various organising committees:
St. Patrick’s Day Parade (March) : Boyle Arts Festival (July) : Rock The Clock Festival (August Bank Holiday) : Boyle Summer Show (August) : Boyle Musical Society (November) : Santa comes to Boyle (December)
• Additionally we enjoy many sports events (GAA, Soccer, Basketball, Community Games, L.Key Parkrun etc), Ardcarne Gardening events, Events at Boyle Library, King House, Boyle Abbey and Lough Key Forest Park … and the many other happenings organised by our 70 clubs and organisations

Boyle Musical Society – 2018 show

Rehearsals will begin in September for a November 2018 staging of the BMS 35th consecutive show, The Addams Family, first staged in 2009 in Chicago.
• In January 1984 while at work in Bank of Ireland, Boyle, Joan Tuohy, Belinda McCauley and Adrian Moore discussed the possibility of starting a Musical Society in Boyle. Joan placed a notice in the Roscommon Herald requesting anybody interested in the formation of a Musical Society in Boyle to attend a meeting in the Forest Park Hotel on Tuesday 24th January at 8.30pm

An Post warned it could cut hundreds of jobs

Up to 300 An Post workers could be made redundant as part of a voluntary severance scheme that’s being rolled out next month.

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Leaving Certificate not fit for purpose

IBEC, the group that represents Irish business, has warned that the Leaving Certificate is not fit for purpose and reform is needed to help students prepare for their future.

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Storm Ernesto to bring heavy downpours

The tail-end of Storm Ernesto is set to blow in across the country this weekend, bringing heavy downpours and humid temperatures.
The subtropical storm has been making its way across the Atlantic and is on course to reach Ireland on Saturday night but expected to have cleared early on Sunday morning.

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Dyslexia Workshop Carrick-on-Shannon

Enrolling Now for September 2018 – Dyslexia Workshop Carrick-on-Shannon. Limited Places Available.
For more information:  Email : Call 087 943 6996

Dr Tim O’Dowd


Dr Tim O’Dowd grew up on St. Patrick Street, Boyle and is now one of Australia Gold Coast’s most highly respected and sought-after obstetricians and gynaecologists with over 30 years experience. He remains at the forefront of women’s health with the introduction of his Nutritional Lifestyle Program.

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Newsday Wednesday 15th August …

• The 10 types of people you’ll meet on Leaving Cert results day [here…]
• Leitrim County Council shortlisted for two awards [here…]
• Unruly passenger taken from train at Longford by gardai [here…]
• Leitrim children to dance for Pope Francis in Croke Park [here…]
• Over 1,000 children molested by 300 priests in Pennsylvania [here…]
• How cabbage, broccoli and kale can stop cancers [here…]
• The 8 at 8 Wednesday [here…]

Boyle Celtic Youths Boys and Girls Academy

Last chance to Register for this upcoming Season – FINAL Registration is Wednesday 15th Aug at 7pm-8pm in the Clubhouse. This is for all squads – ages 5 up to 17. For all boys and girls who love to play football, want to learn new skills, make new friends, play as part of a team, get loads of exercise and fresh air!

Kelly’s Londis Massive Sale – next Friday


Will Pope must meet with church abuse victims?

The pontiff will arrive in Ireland for a two-day trip later this month – which will include events at Croke Park and Knock Shrine. While half a million people will be at the Phoenix Park closing mass in Dublin
East Galway Independent Senator Ronan Mullen says the Pope must meet with representatives of victims of sexual abuse during his visit later this month.

Autumn Training and Free Workshops at Boyle Enterprise Centre

Boyle Enterprise Centre

The following training and free workshops will take place at Boyle Enterprise Centre, September – November.
• Frontline Management QQI Level 6, • Time Management/Increasing effectiveness, • Internal Auditing, • Facebook for Business, • Safety Representative QQI Level 4, • Manual Handling • Instructors QQI Level 6, • Team Leadership QQI level 6, • Microsoft Word/Excel/Access. • People Handling Instructors QQI Level 6.
• Free Workshops include Employment Law Essentials, • Exploring Excel and • Introduction to Lean,
• For more information or to express interest please email call 071 967 3440. Courses are organised by Role Skillnet, Learning Network. Role Skillnet are based at Boyle Enterprise Centre and provide training support and funding for businesses.

National Heritage Week 2018 – BoyleHeritageWeek_2018dates_LOGO

“Mighty Moths” 23rd August, 11.00am – 12.00pm Meet at the front steps to King House, Boyle
Come along to the front steps of King House to see a moth trap opened to reveal what wonderful creatures are found flying around the grounds of King House during the night while you are asleep! Join Michael Bell from Nature Learn to learn about moths. Admission Free
Family Nature Walk, 23rd August, 12.00pm – 1.00pm Meet at Front steps of King House, Boyle
Take a family nature walk through the Pleasure Grounds beside King House, with Michael Bell from Nature Learn. Children must be supervised by an adult.
• Kings Trail Heritage Bus Tour 18th & 25th August, 9.30am-4.30pm. Meet at: Boyle Craft Shop, The Grounds of King House, Boyle
Let us take you on an unforgettable journey through Roscommon’s fascinating landscape, where the stories and characters of the counties key heritage sites will be brought to life along the way. Discover how the captivating history of Rathcroghan Visitor Centre, Strokestown Park House, Lough Key Forest Park and King House is linked to the next, from Gaelic Kingdoms to Palladian Mansions, Grand Romance and the Birth of the Irish Free State. An experience which will enchant young and old alike. Booking required – Admission: Adult €30, Child €25, Concession €28, Family Rate. t: 071 9663033 e:

Men’s Sheds – Community Enhancement Programme 2018

There is €1,449 funding available per Men’s Shed in the County and funding will be allocated equally to all Men’s Sheds in the county that submit a valid application.

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Irish Rail refuse to provide an additional morning commuter service

Fianna Fail Deputy Eamon Scanlon has expressed his disappointment following the refusal by Irish Rail to consider providing an additional morning commuter service between Carrick-on-Shannon and Sligo.

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Boyle Summer Show 2018 – Sunday 12th August


‘Jilly’, The All Ireland 2018 Champion Spaniel with Michael Hughes (Secretary Irish Shows Association), Michael Mullen (Judge), Iarla Walsh (Jilly’s owner), Jason & Mrs Walsh and Neil Stewart (Stewarts Oil – competition sponsors)


Front: All Ireland Champion Spaniel ‘Jilly’, Iarla Walsh (Jilly’s owner)
Back: Frank Geelan (Dog show organiser), Jason Walsh, Neil Stewart (Stewarts Oil – competition sponsors)

The sun shone all afternoon for the large number of appreciative people attending this year’s Boyle Summer Show. In all, 92 dogs were entered in the dog show competitions that included a very successful All Ireland Spaniel competition. We had a morning and afternoon’s viewing of the horse and pony jumping competitions as well as loads of entries for craft, baking, vegetable and flowers rosettes. DJ Stan played the tunes, there were inflatables for the kids, a couple of Hot Food vendors and an Ice Cream van, Boyle and District ICA, Suzy’s Cupcakes, Michelle’s Wellness Therapies, Martina’s Cards, Lucia’s Jewellery and other stalls offered goodies and advice … all in all a most enjoyable well-organised event for which we must congratulate the dedicated organising committee.

20180812_121324Suzanne McTiernan (Suzy’s Cupcakes) was delighted to sell out her complete stock of cupcakes at Boyle Summer Show 2018

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Another beautiful vehicle at Sean Carty Cars, Boyle


Boyle GAA Club Update 13th August

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Boyle Golf Club update 13th August

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Maureen ROBERTS Corry R.I.P.

The death has occurred of Maureen ROBERTS Corry,Ballinameen, Boyle, Co. Roscommon. Date of Death: Friday 10th August 2018, Peacefully at University Hospital Roscommon. Sadly missed by her family and friends. R.I.P Reposing Mahon’s Funeral Home, Boyle, Co.Roscommon on Tuesday 14th August 11 o’clock to 12 noon. Removal afterwards to Lakelands Crematorium, Cavan.

Boyle Men’s Shed to reopen soon

Boyle Men’s Shed is about to reopen after being closed for six months.

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Scanlon – Irish Rail refusal to increase morning services

Fianna Fáil TD for Sligo-Leitrim Eamon Scanlon has expressed his disappointment following the refusal by Irish Rail to consider providing an additional morning commuter service between Carrick-on-Shannon and Sligo. Deputy Scanlon wrote to Irish Rail following a substantial number of representations from people living in the Leitrim town, who commute to Sligo during the week

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Free Cut Flower Event – Ardcarne Garden Centres – Saturday 11th August

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Free Cut Flower Event, Ardcarne Garden Centre, Boyle & Roscommon Town, Saturday 11th August 11.30am – 12.30 pm.
Discover the best flowers to grow at home to use for arrangements and how to create the perfect bunch for yourself or to give as a gift. Free Event – All welcome

Stewarts Oil – Order yours today

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Eugene Murphy TD – Press Release 9th August

“Increase of VAT rates on hotel sector will cost numerous job losses in rural Ireland”

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The death has occurred of Micheál DAVITT, Inis Temple, Kinlough / Boyle

Micheál Davitt, Inis Temple, Kinlough, Co. Leitrim and formerly of Boyle, Co. Roscommon and London. Suddenly at Sligo University Hospital. Deeply regretted by his loving fiancée Maureen, children Michelle, Maia, Diana, and Ion, parents Sean and Frances (Boyle), brother Sean (Australia), sisters Eileen (Kilcommons Dromod), Majella Green (Manorhamilton), sister-in-law Rosaleen, brothers-in-law Donie and Peter, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and a large circle of family and friends.Remains reposing at Our Lady’s Hospital Chapel, Manorhamilton on Friday evening fron 5pm to 7pm with removal to the Church of the Annunciation, Mullies to arrive at 7.30pm. Funeral Mass on Saturday at 12 noon with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Piano lessons in Boyle

Experienced 3rd level student taking on new students for piano lessons and preparation for RIAM exams. Lessons available on Saturdays with limited places beginning in September. If interested please text Emily on 086 231 7546, call in the evenings or leave a voicemail and I’ll get back to you. You can also email me at

An Craoibhín – We are hiring

Cook/Chef required at An Craoibhín, Boyle, to join our current staff. Attractive rates on offer. Phone 086 240 7128 for more details.

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17 Ros na hInse, Attirory, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim – €269,900


REA Brady are delighted to bring to the market this Superb Four Bedroom Detached Family Home in the popular Ros na Hinse estate in Attirory, Carrick on Shannon and all its amenities. An ideal family home finished to a very high standard with an open plan layout with living room to the front which leads through to spacious kitchen-dining-living area which is ideal for entertaining.

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Sean Carty Cars – 2014 BMW 520D


Xtra Mile Wash & Valet at Stewarts Oil, Mill Road, Boyle


Road closures and diversions on N17 for pope’s visit to Knock

An Garda Siochana has announced details of its traffic plan for the visit of Pope Francis to Knock. The pontiff will be arriving on the morning of Sunday, August 26th, at Ireland West Airport, from where he will travel to the Marian Shrine. Most of the traffic management plan concerns access to Ireland West Airport during the pope’s visit.

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€300,000 in counties Roscommon & Galway still unspent

Fianna Fáil TD for Roscommon/Galway Eugene Murphy has hit out at Minister Michael Ring for not insisting that all of the money paid out to local authorities in rural development funding is spent efficiently.

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Bishop Doran’s view on contraception

The Bishop of Elphin is unlikely to receive much support from other Bishops or the government for his view on the Catholic Church’s teaching on contraception, based on reaction from a fellow priest and several ministers.

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10 o’clock mass whisperers

A certain small number of ‘christians’ who attend 10am mass in our local St. Joseph’s Church like to complete their morning ‘worship’ with a gossip session afterwards on church grounds. Lies, more damn lies and half truths form the grist for their pre-breakfast discourses. This little article is likely to be among their top 20 topics.

Gardai chase ducks “out for the quack” in Carrick

What has been described on the Sligo /Leitrim Garda Facebook page as “a couple of rogue ducks” were walking in the middle of the main road in the town causing the traffic issue.

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Roscommon Herald – you local newspaper


Treat yourself today … buy this week’s Roscommon Herald !!

The Toon Team

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Facebook/Twitter Updates from our local politicians

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Cleaner required at Drumderrig Private Nursing Home

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Smart Start Pre-school Open Day

Smart Start Pre-school, Aughnagrange, Boyle will hold their Open Day on Saturday 18th August 2018. Parents/guardians are welcome to attend the open day from 10am until 12pm, where they will get to view the pre-school and get a taste pre-school life! We will open this September, and parents will be able to get a registration form at the Open Day.
All staff will be qualified to the highest standard, and are highly experienced. We are looking forward to seeing everyone on the day.

Chris O’Dowd and Rosamund Pike for new mini-series

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Chris O’Dowd is set to star in a new mini-series alongside Rosamund Pike, entitled State of the Union. The Roscommon (Boyle) actor will join forces with Oscar-nominated actress Pike (Gone Girl), for the 10-part comedy that will tell the story of an estranged married couple going through counselling.

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Magee’s Fashions Summer SaleMagees Fashions Summer Sale 2018

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The Town House, Main street, Boyle

A great place to entertain a family holiday!
• Luxury 2 and 3 bed holiday apartments. Best of both worlds! In the centre of town and beside Lough Key Forest Park for all your family activities, with beautiful family walks, Zipit, Boda Borg, Adventure Play Park, cycling (electric bikes and Segways) , boating, fishing, and much more. An abundance of other cultural / heritage trails, walks, open farms, water and land adventure centres, horse riding and sight seeing nearby.
• Please call us on 087 776 2662     email:

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Parking cars and pumping gas

It is always a pleasure to feature one of John Mulligan’s short stories here on This is one you will enjoy … a reality check when you think you are making ‘progress’

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Alcoholics Anonymous

Having trouble with alcohol?
Does your drinking worry you?
Is it causing you to get into unpleasant or dangerous situations?
Are family members complaining about your drinking?
• If the answer is “Yes” to any of the above questions then you may have a problem with Alcohol. For information on help and your local meetings, call 01 842 0700 or the Connacht Helpline on 091 767777
• Remember: “You are never alone.”

St. Joseph’s Parish Contact Numbers

Rev. Gerry Hanly P.P. 071 966 2218
Rev. Tito Abuda C.C. 071 966 2012
Parish Office & Sacristy 071 966 2643
Parish Office Hours: 9:30am to 12:30pm
24hr Duty Phone Number 086 826 2643
Parish e:mail

Boyle Garda station opening Hours

Monday – Saturday (Inclusive) 9am – 1pm & 7pm – 10pm
Sunday 11am – 1pm
Please note: On occasion it may be necessary for the Gardai working at the station having to respond to a call or incident of an urgent nature. If this arises, they will have to temporarily close the station in order to respond to the incident.
• In addition to providing increased opening hours this will provide greater uniformity and consistency for the public.
• Gardai wish to thank the people of Boyle and the surrounding area for their continued support.