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Boyle Christmas Lights and Christmas Tree 2016

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View across The Crescent – including the Courthouse

The Moylurg Inn Christmas 2016


Puffin Rock nominated for three Awards

Puffin Rock

“Puffin Rock” the cartoon series narrated by Boyle native Chris O’Dowd and produced by Cartoon Saloon, the Kilkenny based Animation Studio headed up by another Boyle native Paul Young, has been nominated for three Animation Awards.

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Úna Bhán Community Notes – Update 2nd December

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Carers Required

No 1 Quality Home Care Provider RHS Home Care urgently requires Carers in the Castlerea, Boyle, Elphin, and Four-Roads areas. A FETAC Level 5 Healthcare qualification, transport and flexible working hours are essential. To apply email jobs@rhshomecare.ie or call 090 662 5988


Ardcarne Garden Centre – Job of the week: 8th December

Ardcarne Garden Centre

Job of the week:

Hippeastrum – perhaps better known as amaryllis – are absolutely spectacular and come in a festive scarlet, just right for Christmas. Plant your bulbs shallowly in a deep pot and you can expect their big, showy blooms to appear around six to eight weeks later. Keep warm – room temperature is perfect – and feed at half-strength with a balanced liquid fertiliser while new growth and flower stems are forming.
Advice for: Flowers: Fruit & veg: Greenhouse: Around the garden [here…]
Please read our latest Newsletter [here…]


Boyle Chamber cheque presentation to Church of Ireland

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Bodo Funke, President of Boyle Chamber of Commerce Presenting a cheque to Rory Anderson on behalf of Church of Ireland as a donation towards the lighting of the Church of Ireland – a very impressive and iconic building which can be seen at night from the N4. Boyle Chamber has been lighting the Church of Ireland and Boyle Abbey for many many years, thanks to the Community of Boyle supporting the Boyle Town weekly Lotto.


Re-Opening of N61 near Boyle next Tuesday 13th December 

Senator Maura Hopkins: “I am delighted the N61 near Boyle will reopen next Tuesday following completion of significant safety improvement works over the past number of months. The official opening will take place next Tuesday morning (13th December) with the road re-opening to the public immediately afterwards”

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Re-Opening of N61 near Boyle next Tuesday 13th December

Senator Frank Feighan: “I am delighted that the major road safety works being carried out on this part of the N61 has finished. The road will now open on Tuesday next directly following a formal Roscommon County Council ceremony that morning to mark the completion of the project. I am very pleased that the reopening of the road will bring to an end the diversion currently in place and of course that will mean very good news for many affected motorists.”


The Bazaar, Bridge Street – Christmas 2016

The Bazaar - Christmas 2016


Can you give Boyle Lights Crew-ONE HOUR?

Great momentum in Boyle this morning and congratulations to the Boyle Town Team on being awarded Ireland’s Most Enterprising Town. The Boyle lights crew are selling lines this Saturday 10th at the King House Christmas Markets and the following Sat 17th at various locations in Boyle. We appeal to you or any of your employees to spare ONE HOUR to man a table and help raise funds to ensure our lights are the brightest over the Christmas Season, and we take pride in being awarded Roscommon’s most Enterprising town. Please call Stephen asap on 086 836 0666 or Siobhan 087 681 7678.


Boyle wins two Bank of Ireland Enterprise awards

Boyle was declared winner of the Roscommon County BOI Enterprise Town Award – and – the overall 4-County Award (Roscommon, Mayo, Kildare & Laois) at a ceremony on Wednesday 7th December) in the Abbey Hotel, Roscommon…
• The organising team receive a total of €13,000 in prize money and a glass trophy for each award
• Congratulations and well done to the team involved in the application and the people of Boyle for making our town what it is … and will be.


King House Christmas 2016

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King House Christmas 2016 – looking beautifully festive ahead of this weekend’s Christmas Fair


Ardcarne Garden Centre / Hospice Cheque

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St. Joseph’s Boys National School – St. Vincent de Paul

 BNSMonica wrote: The boys at St.Joseph’s B.N.S. are once again supporting the local branch of St. Vincent de Paul. We are collecting non-perishable food for Christmas Hampers. We realise that many people are not as fortunate as us and Christmas is about the spirit of giving and helping those in need. If you would like to donate food, please drop it in at the school during school hours or give it to one of the boys who will leave it in for you. Thank You


Galilee Community, Tintagh, Boyle

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Thursday 15th December: Galilee Community welcome you to a celebration of Christmas in WORD and SONG. Celebration begins at 8pm and evening concludes with light refreshments.


MK Financial Update – The much awaited changes to Family Home Relief …

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Daly’s Annual Wine Fair

Thursday 8th December: Daly’s Annual Wine Fair will take place this at 7.30pm. Christmas Specials,  hampers and Free raffle on the night! €10 per entry. Proceeds to Féileacáin (Stillbirth Association of Ireland).


Shannon Dance Academy : Table Quiz Fundraiser

Saturday 10th December: Shannon Academy of Irish Dance will hold a fundraising Table Quiz in the Moylurg Inn from 8pm sharp with €10 entry per person, followed by a DJ Francis Candon Christmas Disco, Finger food and raffle.


King House Craft Fair

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“Touch Shannonside” Coffee Morning

Monday December 12th: Please come along to THE OPEN TABLE, The Crescent  between 10am and 12noon and have a coffee and cake with us.
You will be supporting our current project in Nepal where we are bringing clean water to one of the villages destroyed by the earthquake of 2015.
We are indebted to Martin and Beth for allowing us to host this fundraiser and to all our loyal supporters and volunteers who have given so generously to our group over the past ten years.


Christmas Flower Demonstrations by Angela East

Wednesday 14th December at 7.30pm: Christmas Flower Demonstration with Angela East in Tawnytaskin Community Centre. Admission is €10, includes Hot Meal, Dessert, Tea and Coffee. Raffle on the night for fabulous Demonstrations. B.Y.O.B.


Co. Roscommon’s final celebration to mark the 100th year anniversary of the 1916 Rising.

Wednesday 14th December, 8pm in King House: Tickets €5.00 (Part of Proceeds to be donated to Barnardos Children’s Charity) Refreshments provided.

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Canicross Ireland Event

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Sunday 18th December, Lough Key Forest Park: “My name is Louise and I am secretary of a sled dog sports club called Canicross Ireland. We will have a Santa Run & were wondering if it might be something that you might be interested in covering on the website?
• We’ll have sled dog races from 9.30am to about 12.30pm, then lots of activities in & around the Lough Key Visitors Centre. These activities will include: hug a husky booth, sled dog rides, face painting, stilt walkers, social dog walk and much more to raise money for the Make A Wish Foundation, so we would love lots of people to turn up and make it a success! 
• It’ll be a fun for all the family, something different and it’ll definitely be good way to get people in the mood a week before Christmas! Santa will even be delivered to the centre by sled!!! What more would you want to take your mind off Christmas shopping!!!”


Nitelife.ie – Clean Bandit Rockabye

Darah Mullooley wrote: “Hey guys, Darah here from Nitelife.ie / former Boyle resident. I’ve teamed up with MCD Productions …”


Boyle Chamber Lotto Results – Monday 5th December

Numbers drawn: 10, 11, 15, 22
Jackpot winner: None
Match Three winners: M. Comer, L. Gannon, Style 4 Less
Thank-you to all who support the draw. Next draw Monday December 12th at 11pm in Clarke’s Bar. Jackpot €4620


Realboyle Area Photos – 36,540 and counting

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Tuesday 6th December: I have uploaded 36,540 photos/images to my Flickr account since June 2007. I took most of the photos in and around the Boyle area. For no particular reason I have assembled 157 photos into an album called ‘Boyle Area Photos’. View the album [here…]


Well done Mikey McGrath…

Michelle wrote: “Mikey McGrath lined out for the Republic of Ireland CP soccer development squad versus Northern Ireland in Belfast on Sunday. Mikey is a student at Abbey Community College, Boyle.”

Bigvegansky.ie

Big Vegansky is a new Boyle business set up in 2016. “We are focused on bringing new vegan products to Irish market. As quality is really important to us, all products are certified organic. This enables us to guarantee that all products are of the highest class.”

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Snippets

• December 7th 1941 …  (75 years ago) The attack on Pearl Harbor, also known as the Battle of Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on the morning of December 7, 1941. The attack led to the United States entry into World War II.
• Fianna Fail spent more than €17,000 in an attempt to get Shane Curran elected in last February’s general election. €12,000 was allocated to Eugene Murphy’s campaign.
• Vanity Beauty Salon … “Thanks to everyone who voted for us we just won best salon at the Revlon Awards”
Suzanne McTiernan … “What an amazing night at the BeFabulous Revlon Launch! Absolutely delighted to have won a €700 voucher and an amazing Revlon hamper”
Mayo/Roscommon Hospice …’Shine A light’ Cards and Christmas Cards as well as a 10″ iced Christmas Cake raffle tickets are now available at various outlets and will be available at the King House craft Fair on Friday 9th December.


Monster Bingo in Boyle

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Roscommon Herald December 6th

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While editor Christina muses “The type of bag you carry says a lot about your personality type”, and last Saturday’s Late Late Toy Show, this week’s Herald pages 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 and 29 feature articles and photos on last week’s Bank of Ireland Enterprise Town presentation as well as seasonal advertising from some of our traders.
On page 66, John Mulligan fondly remembers a local hero – the late Connie Fallon who was honoured at a recent Citizens Information Centre ceremony, concluding that “people like her are thin on the ground”

Scanlons Riverside Bar

Scanlons Riverside Bar


Roscommon’s Best Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award

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Boyle’s Kyle McLoughlin, of SubTeacher.ie was the Winner in the Best Start Up Category. He received a cash prize, certificate and a trophy. Kyle’s website SubTeacher.ie SubTeacher.ie is an online system which connects Post-Primary School Principals and Deputies with Teachers to fill substitute teaching positions.

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Know Your Rights  

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Question: I work full-time, Monday to Friday. What days off will I get at Christmas?
Answer: Christmas Day (25 December), St Stephen’s Day (26 December) and New Year’s Day (1 January) are public holidays every year.

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Ballinameen Ladies GAA

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Boyle GAA Update 5th December

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Abbey Community College, Open Evening / Enrolment

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FIRST YEAR: Wednesday, 7th December, 7pm- 9pm. For further information : www.abbeycc.ie : 071 966 4646 : Email:info.abbey@gretb.ie.
• Please bring the following – Birth Certificate : PPS Number : €20 deposit for School Jacket


Boyle Girl Guides Christmas Jumper Party

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Boyle Girl Guides invited Santa back to Boyle for a very special meet and greet with over 100 children in St. Joseph’s Hall on Sunday evening. Santa arrived with his elves in his splendid Mens Shed sleigh, and was delighted to pose for photos with all of the children, and quite a number of parents/relations/guardians !! The event was a fundraiser organised by Boyle Girl Guides for International Girl Guides Camp 2017.
• View 95 realboyle special photos on our Flickr album …

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Tony Conboy “An Oblique View” 4th December

TonyConboyAnobliqueViewTony’s “An Oblique View” is a ‘must read’ feature on realboyle.com every week.
Tony comments on topics local, national and international.

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Boyle Golf Club Update 4th December

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Slugs & Snails – Childrens wear – Cootehall Street

Slugs & Snails - Childrens wear


Boyle Christmas Lights 2016

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Roscommon Airs Concert, Saturday 3rd December

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St. Joseph’s Hall, Boyle … a large enthusiatic, appreciative audience enjoyed the rich cultural heritage of Co Roscommon with a night of Traditional Music, Song and Dance performed by some of the finest musicians, singers and dancers from around the county. The Master of Ceremonies for the evening was the legendary Martin Donohoe presenter of Shannonside FM’s popular radio show ‘The Wind That Blows’

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Sunday morning … sunrise view from the bridge over the N4

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Santa visits Boyle and turns on the Christmas Lights

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Saturday 3rd December: Santa arrived in Boyle as requested by Boyle Chamber of Commerce on a sleigh constructed for the occasion by Boyle Mens Shed
• Keith Suffin and his tractor towed Santa’s sleigh and his elves on a trip around town, generously giving Santa’s reindeers the night off
• On the Crescent, a large audience of parents and children gave the touring Santa and elves a rapturous welcome.
• DJ Dermot provided seasonal ‘toons’ and commentary while our Scouts dispensed tasty and welcome hot chocolate made over their log fire.
• Between selfies with this year’s colouring competition winners and just about all of the children, Santa pressed the plunger turning on this year’s excellent Boyle Christmas Lights and one might say officially declared Boyle open for Christmas 2016

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“Through Christy’s Lens” volume 2 book Launch

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“Through Christy’s Lens” volume 2, compiled by Enda, Mary, Joe & Evelyn Regan was launched in our fabulous King House on Friday 2nd December. Harry Keaney, Ocean FM journalist, fondly recalled the years he worked as a reporter with the Roscommon Herald while Christy Regan was their photographer before officially launching the 137-book collection “Through Christy’s Lens, volume 2”


Facebook updates from our area politicians

Minister Denis Naughten [Facebook…] Eugene Murphy TD  [Facebook…] Michael Fitzmaurice TD  [Facebook…] Senator Maura Hopkins [Facebook…] Senator Frank Feighan  [Not on Facebook at the moment] Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan MEP [Facebook…] Mairead McGuinness MEP [Facebook…]


Former St. Mary’s College/Vocational School, Boyle – teachers & staff event

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Thursday 1st December: Special event for former and current teachers and staff of St. Mary’s …
The night started with 6pm mass in St. Joseph’s Church, followed by a get together, photos and meal in the Grand Salon, King House.
It is interesting to note that a number of pupils from the very first year of St. Mary’s, as Abbey Community College was called, subsequently became teachers in the college. 
Names of those in the photo [here…]


Boles of Boyle –  Thursday 1st December

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Boles of Boyle held a very special Day of Fashion, with massive sale reductions, seasonal Mulled Wine / Mince Pies, Cosmetic Makeovers by Carmel Regan, instore DJ Dermot and the latest Winter Fashions perfectly modelled by Danielle and Olivia

 

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Job Vacancy at Stewarts Oil

Stewarts Job Vacancy


Start a business in Boyle – premises are available

7,000 sq.ft recently built premises available for occupancy by anyone interested in a start up industry, office/call centre etc here in Boyle.
• The premises is located on the outskirts of town and boasts superior roof and wall insulation, 3 phase electric, car park and high speed Broadband availability. The premises can readily be converted to 14,000 sq. ft. by means of a mazzanine ‘upstairs’.
• Financial Support, Funding and Mentoring are available. Here in Boyle we have access to at least eight agencies that can help.
• For full information on the premises mentioned above, please call +353 86 260 3403
• Why Choose Boyle [here…]

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Boyle Christmas Lights 2016

Each day as we get closer to remembering what the real celebrations are all about, a trip around town makes us so happy that we live here and are proud to call this our hometown – ‘The Town We Love So Well”

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Tawnytaskin Community Centre – Flower Demo

Wednesday 14th December, 7.30pm: Christmas Flower Demonstration with Angela East on  Food served on the night. This event is ticket only and costs €10.Please bring your own bottle. Tickets available from Adam’s Apple , Boyle or by contacting Ann on 086 813 0005


Stewarts Oil : order now to keep cosy & warm this winter

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Boyle Garda Station Opening Hours

Monday – Saturday (Inclusive) 9am – 1pm & 7pm – 10pm
Sunday 11am – 1pm
Sergeant Kilroy: “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.”


Parents Association of St Joseph’s BNS – Christmas Draw

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Maura wrote: We hold this draw every year at Christmas time. We have loads of great prizes. A big thank you to our sponsors.
Tickets are €2 per line and all money goes toward purchasing I.C.T. equipment for the school.
The cards have been given out to our pupils. Please support …

 

 

 Joe Simon Home, Garden, Build & Expert Electrical

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GAA Nursery Programme Update

Sabrina wrote: The Boyle GAA Nursery Programme is proving to be a great success with 60+ girls and boys currently taking part in it. The Nursery Programme therefore will not be taking any more new members at present as all places in Block 1 are full.
• Please keep a eye out after Christmas for details of the next Nursery Programme.

€62,216 awarded to renovate the main room of the Courthouse

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Town Team members and in particular Dara Callaghan, Frank Geelan and Trevor Conroy have been thanked for their input into the application.
Senator Feighan has welcomed the news that that eight towns and villages in County Roscommon are to benefit from total funding of €380,000 under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme.
Boyletm.com wrote: Boyle Town Team has welcomed the announcement that their application for funding for renovation work at Boyle Courthouse has been successful. Boyle has been awarded €62,216 that will be used to renovate the main room of the Courthouse to house Boyle Model Railway.


Ardcarne Garden Centre Christmas Shop 2016

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“MacDara looks for a job”

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Ardcarne Garden Centre – Gardening for your health

Ardcarne BannerSpending just half an hour a day gardening could reduce your risk of heart attack by over 50% according to new research. Researchers studied 2,456 men and women aged between 65 and 74 over 12 years between 1997 and 2007. First they divided them into three groups according to the amount of physical activity they took part in. Read More Graphic


Start a business in Boyle – premises are available

7,000 sq.ft recently built premises available for occupancy by anyone interested in a start up industry, office/call centre etc here in Boyle.
• The premises is located on the outskirts of town and boasts superior roof and wall insulation, 3 phase electric, car park and high speed Broadband availability. The premises can readily be converted to 14,000 sq. ft. by means of a mazzanine ‘upstairs’.
• Financial Support, Funding and Mentoring are available. Here in Boyle we have access to at least eight agencies that can help.
• For full information on the premises mentioned above, please call +353 86 260 3403
• Why Choose Boyle [here…]

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Boyle Diary, courtesy of Úna Bhan Tourism

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If you need help with bills, with education expenses or simply need to speak to someone outside the family or friends about any difficulties you are facing or wish to make a donation, contact St. Vincent de Paul Society, Boyle telephone or text 087 929 2627 Email: svpboyle16@gmail.com All calls, texts and help provided are CONFIDENTIAL


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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