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Una Bhan mural in Boyle
Michael Flatley will open the 2017 Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Ennis
Chris O’Dowd – from Tonight (Friday 28th) on Netflix
“Williams and O’Dowd bounce off each other with a sparky, sarcastic chemistry …”
Boyle Tennis Club
Brogans Pharmacy Coffee Morning
Friday 28th July from 10am: Enjoy Coffee and treats and visit the Marie Foundation’s display truck and displays for information on cancer and its treatments
Dodd’s pre-Croke Park Music Session
Taize Prayer tonight
Friday 28th July 9-10pm: You are invited to an hour of TAIZE PRAYER in GALILEE COMMUNITY, Tintagh, Boyle
“Boyle Through the Magic Lantern”
King House, Thursday 27th July: Pictured here are Brendan McGee and BAF Committee member Irene Madden at the King House Auditorium before the first showing of Brendan’s special edited movie of clips filmed in Boyle by Walter Cahill, Gerry Dodd and Jim Duffy between the late 1950’s and the late 1970’s
• “Packed Houses” attested to and declared their appreciation for this fine production by our own Brendan McGee …
• Well done and well deserved Brendan!!!
The Bazaar, Bridge Street
Wednesday 26th July: Aideen Rushe and Michael Reynolds were hospitable hosts to a great group of local Trad musicians as one of the Bazaar’s special Boyle Arts Festival fringe events
“Boyle – Above & Beyond”
Darren Purcell’s movie played to a capacity audience in the King House on Wednesday 26th July. Demand for tickets necessitated two more showings. This 25 minute film is a masterpiece and will be appreciated by all who hail from this town we love so well. Darren shows the area to maximum advantage with aerial drone film and ground-based material as can be produced only by an artist, craftsperson and visionary ,,, a fitting description for Darren Purcell
• Shock/Horror: Darren and family members kindly posed for a photo that I knew couldn’t take when my camera displayed the “No Card” message … and I didn’t have one with me!!!
• Here is a Preview Clip from version one of the movie …
Roscommon v Mayo Sunday 30th July
Let’s get the flags a-flying ahead of Sunday’s Senior GAA game … and send best wishes to Boyle players Enda, Donal and Cian.
Iarnród Éireann – Trains for Sunday’s game
Roscommon Vs. Mayo, Croke Park, Dublin. Throw in 16:00hrs.
09.45hrs Sligo to Dublin Connolly (Boyle 10.2ohrs)
09.55hrs Boyle to Dublin Connolly
16.00hrs Dublin Connolly to Sligo is deferred until 18.05hrs.
Boyle Dry Cleaners, Elphin Street
Boyle Arts Festival 2017
16-60+ welcome including Leaving Certs taking a year out…
Boyle Arts Festival 2017 – Fringe Exhibitions
View Margie Dunne’s exhibition in the Shambles, Boyle
Roscommon Herald 25th July
Boyle GAA Update 24th July
The Incredible Chris O’Dowd
That’s the headline on this week’s Sunday Independent review of the new Netflix production “The Incredible Jessica James” Here is a YouTube interview on the movie …
Boyle Arts Festival 2017
Jenny Jessop (O’Dowd) on holidays from Melbourne did a 2-hour sitting at the Boyle Arts Festival “Facing West” exhibition in King House on Sunday 23rd July. View the exhibition 11am to 6pm daily and at times of events in King House until 18th August.
Dead man had arrived in Boyle only hours earlier
A preliminary inquest has been opened into the death of an English man found dead in his car in Boyle earlier this month.
River Lane, Barrack Lane or whatever is its correct name – it looks great at night from Boyle Bridge.
Boyle Arts Festival 2017 – fringe event
Saturday night’s fringe event in Boyle’s newest music venue, the ‘Front Door’ bar on Bridge Street.
While enjoying hospitality with proprietors Michael and Jacintha Higgins, an excellent trio of ‘country & rock n roll’ musicians led by Boyle’s Sean Nicholson entertained in the venue’s ‘full house’ beer garden. For me the guest spot filled so superbly reinforced my long-held belief that our own Johnny McGlynn is worldclass performer and guitarist.
Vitya Malirsh – Artist
Vitya Malirsh is a Boyle resident, and a friend who produces superb charcoal drawings. You can view three of them in the Open Art Exhibiton, Parochial School on Military Road – and – in one of Boles of Boyle windows on Bridge Street
The Bazaar Coffee Shop on Bridge Street…
“Call in and celebrate with us … our first Boyle Arts Festival events”
Lough Key Parkrun 22nd July
On a beautiful Saturday morning more than 120 runners/walkers took part and enjoyed one of the most picturesque parkrun courses in the country
Facing West Exhibition – Boyle Arts Festival 2017
21st July to 18th August in King House 11am to 6pm daily and at times of events in King House
Open Art Exhibition – Boyle Arts Festival 2017
Parochial School on Military Road, 21st – 29th July : 10am to 6pm daily.
‘Familiar’ – a Fotofit photo exhibition in Family Life Centre
Fotofit is an initiative by Brothers of Charity for users of their service to learn new skills in a fun way. The exhibition was launched by Sean O’Dowd on Thursday 20th July at 7pm in the Boyle Resource Centre, Military Road. The exhibition will continue daily until Thursday 27th July from 11am until 4pm.
Boyle Arts Festival 2017
Thursday 20th July: Following chairman Gerry Kielty’s Opening words and introduction, Heather Humphreys T.D., Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht launched Boyle Arts Festival 2017 from the steps of King House. The weather held and in excess of 500 people attended and enjoyed the launch of the 28th annual Boyle Arts Festival.
BAF chairman Gerry Kielty
Everyone at Boyle Celtic FC wishes the club delegates all the best as they visit Kilkenny this weekend for the final of the AVIVA FAI Club of the Year Award 2017.
Boyle Celtic was one of over 500 clubs to put forward their entry for the annual competition where they are assessed on community involvement, facilities, coaching and social media for club promotion.
Boyle Celtic have been selected as one of the 8 finalists and will make their overall presentation to the FAI judges at the FAI AGM on Friday.
The winning club will receive a cheque for 5000 euro and will be given an AVIVA FAI club day visit to honour the award.
The club would like to thank all of the club members who have helped out on the presentation. However, it is the many many volunteers over the years as administrators, fundraisers and coaches who deserve the real praise as this is just an opportunity to showcase their excellent work.
The club would also like to thank, Darren Purcell from Visionary Photography studio, Paul Byrne Signs, and AidanRay men’s wear for their generous assistance over the last few weeks.
Ballinameen GAA Fundraising Campaign
Ballinameen Launch Night of their Fundraising Campaign to Build new dressing rooms in Ballinameen instead of the old ones at their GAA pitch. The launch will happen in the Cross Bar Saturday night 22nd July at 9.30pm. More details on Ballinameen Health & Wellbeing Club on Facebook…
Boyle Celtic Youth Committee Statement
Boyle – a heritage town … ?
Boyle is frequently referred to as a heritage-type town. Indeed we can boast plenty of examples justifying the heritage town title. However we could have more, and you dear reader may have suggestions that might be included in our Town Plan. Two simple-to-organise ideas have been suggested to me in the past week …
1. Town Crier: The late Ned Kelly was a very fine Boyle town crier as he marched through the streets announcing upcoming events of interest and caught attention ringing that brass bell of his. By the way the bell is still in Boyle and is now the property of a popular retired publican.
2. Street Performers/Buskers: Sean O’Neill from Rooskey spent several hours on Tuesday 18th July singing and playing his handpainted Martin Guitar at locations around town. In Dublin, Grafton Street traders are happy to have a variety of performers ‘doing their thing’ outside their premises, and visitors to the area will be familiar with the large audiences they draw. New York’s Grand Central Station, Dublin Airport and many other places promote similar public performances.
Boles of Boyle
Revealed: The secret ‘key to losing weight’
Your body mass index (BMI) is the number that relates your body weight to your height.
A major new study has revealed that eating a big breakfast, medium lunch and small dinner is the key to lowering your BMI. In one of the largest analyses of its kind, data from more than 50,000 adults was collected by researches at California’s Loma Linda University School of Public Health and in the Czech Republic.
Boyle Chamber Lotto Results – Monday July 17th 2017
Numbers drawn: 1, 10, 14, 18
Jackpot winner: None
Match three winners: L. Clifford
Thank-you to all who support the draw.
Next draw Monday July 24th 2017 at 11.00pm in Dodd’s Bar. Jackpot €8780
Lough Key Forest Park 17th July
Magees Fashion Shop
Roscommon Herald 18th July – at a newsagent near you
RSG Home Care Workers
Realboyle Photos 17th July
The Roscommon & District Football League are delighted to welcome back Boyle Celtic into The Roscommon & District Football League for the coming season 2017/18. They will be joined in a twelve strong Premier Division by St Peters FC of Athlone. Best of luck to both clubs for”Familiar” exhibition of photos by Fotofit
Joe Simon Building Supplies
Clarke’s Bar & Restaurant – Opening Hours
“Announcing the launch of the new Roscommon County Council website. The new website is based on a modern design, improved user experience and easier navigation. “
The death has occurred of Tony GREHAN
Tony Grehan, Ross Lane, Boyle, Co. Roscommon and late of London. Former singer and songwriter. Peacefully, at Drumderrig Nursing Home, Boyle. Sadly missed by his sisters Marie, Frances and Helen, brothers Brian and John, nephews, nieces, and extended family and friends in Ireland and England. Reposing Mahon’s Funeral Home, Boyle, on Sunday from 3 o’clock until 6.30 o’clock with removal to St. Joseph’s Church, Boyle ,arriving at 7 o’clock. Mass of Christian burial on Monday at 11 o’clock, followed by burial in Assylinn Cemetery. House private, please.
Clarke’s Bar & Restaurant
Friday 14th July Lunch – Garnished Leek & Onion Bangers and Mash with a small portion of vegetables (as requested) – delicious!!
Tony Conboy’s “An Oblique View” – 13th July
Tony wrote: “Last week I talked of the letters project running in The Sunday Independent. I also mentioned that I had received a copy of an old letter from a friend abroad, John McLoughlin. The letter was written by his Corrigeenroe grandad to that man’s daughter Annie in the U.S in 1941. It was thanking her for some helpful support presumably financial. The sentiments expressed by such a senior man aged 76 are pretty unusual for his time (and much later even) and the range of subjects he covers gives the letter a socially significant picture of that period.”
Boyle Arts Festival 2017
This is one of the many many art works you will be able to view and enjoy during Boyle Arts Festival 2017 20th – 30th July. During the festival I will display photos of art works and some I plan taking at events/concerts etc
Leo Varadkar is on the cover of Time magazine
TAOISEACH LEO VARADKAR has been enjoying the favour of the international media since he was appointed – this time, it’s on the cover of the Europe edition of Time magazine.
“In search of lost time at Roscommon”
Former Roscommon Herald reporter Tommy Conlon wrote an excellent article in the Times (London) following Roscommon’s great GAA Connacht Final victory. In it he describes the match atmosphere and refers humorously to his memories of Frank Feighan and Mike Jnr Smith. Tommy’s article features an excellent after-match photo of the Smith brothers Enda and Donal Smith – borrowed from Facebook for you – see above
Carrick Cineplex Friday 13th – Thursday 20th July
AIB Phone Scam
Oh what a beautiful morning – Wednesday 12th July
Feighan – Boyle Primary Care Centre opening August 21st
Senator Frank Feighan has confirmed that the new Boyle Primary Care Centre will be operational from Monday, August 21st next.
“The centre, which I helped to secure funding for, will ensure that the local community has improved access to a greater range of health services on their own doorstep and under the one roof.
The 17,000 square foot two-storey building, on the grounds of the Plunkett Home, will offer GP suites, consulting rooms, dental services, physiotherapy and occupational therapy suites along with a separate dental wing.
Mental health outpatient clinics, paediatric physiotherapy and occupational therapy and ophthalmology clinics are among the other services which will be located there.
The centre will also provide a range of employment opportunities. Currently, posts for facilities management for the Boyle Primary Care Centre are on the Aramark website http://jobs.aramark.ie/category/careers/ – under the healthcare category.”
Contact: Senator Feighan, 086 833 1234.
Arts Festival 2017 – 20th to 30th July
As we view and offer thoughts on the artworks on display, we should give thanks and praise to the artists … and the person who takes time to hang the pictures etc to best advantage
I took this photo this morning (Tuesday 11th July) as Tish Golden was sorting and preparing viewables for the Local Arts Show in the Parochial School on Military Road.
Know Your Rights: Passport renewal
Boyle Diary, courtesy of Úna Bhan Tourism
Boyle Library Opening Hours
King House, Boyle, F52 HN50
Senior Library Assistant: Matthew Gammon
Tel: 071 966 2800
Tuesday/ Thursday: 1.00pm to 8.00pm
Wednesday/ Friday/ Saturday: 10.00am to 1.00pm and 2.00pm to 5.00pm
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.
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