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Boyle GAA Club

• Wednesday evening in clubhouse at 7.45: Presentation of kit from sponsors to the u12 team – refreshments served
• Friday 25th November at 7.30pm: There will be a Boyle GAA Minor Board Presentation Night in St Josephs Hall

Feighan seeks assurances from Minister McEntee

Senator Feighan has said he has already raised local concerns about the future of some mental health day care centres in County Roscommon with Minister of State for Mental Health, Helen McEntee.
“A number of people have contacted my office worried about reports that a number of mental health day care centres in Roscommon could be either closed or amalgamated. These reports have caused anxiety for many families who rely on these facilities for valuable support and there is an urgent need to get clarification and reassurance for service-users. That is why I have already corresponded with Minister McEntee and asked her to allay concerns that none of these services will be affected in any way.

MEP criticises congestion on Dublin/Sligo train

MEP Marian Harkin claims people were ‘wedged’ together on a train from Dublin to Sligo last week. Speaking to Shannonside FM, Marian Harkin rejects Irish Rail’s assertion that the overcrowding was a one-off and she wants the issue addressed immediately.

Johnny Beirne R.I.P.

Higgins Undertakers wrote: The Death has taken place of Johnny Beirne, (former postman), 1 Marian Road, Boyle, on 24th October 2016 peacefully in the loving care of doctors and nursing staff of Roscommon County Hospital.
Deeply regretted by his loving Wife Maura, his children Alan, Ann, John, Yvonne (Battles), Austin and Kenneth. Predeceased by his son David His sisters Mary, Philomena and Sarah, Sadly missed by his sisters Bridgie and Winnie and his brothers Terry, Pat and Michael. Funeral arrangements to follow.

Roscommon Herald 25th October


This week’s Roscommon Herald has a number of articles relevant to Boyle through its colourful, news-laden, photo-filled pages. Buy your copy this and every week, or subscribe online.

Roscommon Leader Partnership Roadshow – tonight

Roscommon Leader Partnership

Tuesday 25th October: Roscommon LEADER Partnership, in conjunction with the Public Participation Network in Roscommon, are rolling out a series of Roadshows across County Roscommon. The Boyle Roadshow will be in King House from 7pm until 8:30pm with light refreshments served afterwards. Have you always had an idea worth sharing? A question for an RLP or PPN staff member? Or simply to further your knowledge of the various supports and services available from RLP and PPN? … Come along … this roadshow will prove invaluable !!

Magees Fashion Shop – Halloween 2016

Magees, Main Street

Church of Ireland  Supper Social

Church of Ireland Supper Social

Open Table Restaurant – Sunday’s Beef Lunch

Open Table Restaurant - Beef Lunch

Brogans ‘Wild Oats’ Health Store

For far to long I have been promising viewers videos of local interest. Today I ‘bite the bullet’ with this Monday morning’s ‘fun shoot’ at Brogans Wild Oats Health Store. Oh yes, as a video it is pretty raw (my fault) and I have purposely included what should be the outtakes. I guess there has to be a starting point before adding bells and whistles!

Boyle GAA Update 24th October


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Run Walk & Roll 2016


P0004299Finley Daly – first home in 19.55

Damian wrote: Over 300 people participated in the 21st annual Run for cancer Research  Boyle. Once again it was a huge success with young and old battling it out to beat their own personal best in a crisp cold autumn wind. Everybody was out for fun  and raising funds for Cancer Research. Thank you to all those who helped out in any way. First male  home Finley Daly and First female Aisling Feely.

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Whistlers Bar & Grill, The Crescent, Boyle

P0004184Whistlers co-founder Tim Mulcahy in ‘full flight’

There was a capacity attendance at Whistlers on Saturday 22nd October for their “Introductory night” … an occasion for us to meet and greet Tim, Dave and staff -and- an opportunity for Whistlers chefs to cater for numbers. Every item on the extensive menu was prepared and ‘patrons’ had an opportunity to enjoy chosen samples, washed down with complimentary wines.
A most enjoyable night indeed, and a great surprise to note that co-Whistlers-boss Tim Mulcahy is a very fine trad piano accordeon player.
I took the night off from photographing people but took some ‘food’ photos instead …


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Did you know

Younger viewers may not realise that in the early 1990s, Boyle had 3 Hotels (The Forest Park, The Royal and Lynch’s) 3 Banks (Bank of Ireland, National Irish and AIB) 3 Betting Offices, an open-every-day Garda Station, 2 Night Clubs, 8 B& Bs, a functioning Courthouse and approximately 30 Licensed Pubs … the list goes on …  my oh my, how times have changed!!

Brogans Pharmacy – Halloween Window Display

Brogans PharmacyMore Halloween photos will follow during this week as we approach this special holiday

Halloween, or Hallowe’en (a contraction of All Hallows’ Evening), also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows’ Eve, or All Saints’ Eve, is a celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day

Clarkes Bar & Restaurant

Beef Stroganogg Lunch

Call in to Clarkes Bar & Restaurant any or every day for a hearty homecooked lunch. On Friday I chose the Beef Stroganoff with chips and floury boiled potatoes … and yes, I could have included the added vegetables or salad !!

Know Your Rights


I am self-employed and make a tax return each year. What is the new tax credit for self-employed people? How do I apply for it? [Answer…]
My mother is in hospital and I will need to provide full-time care for at least 6 months when she gets out. What is available for people in my situation? [Answer…]


King House grounds, 10am-2pm every Saturday

Courtyard Market graphicgraphic © sean o’dowd


Next 6 week block starting Wednesday 26th Oct. Pilates 7pm – 8pm, Tabata 8.10pm – 9pm. Convent of Mercy Primary School Gym.  For details please contact Ann on 086 308 8873

Tadhg TV Update 15th October



Úna Bhán Community Notes – Update 21st October


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Tony Conboy “An Oblique View” 14th October


Tony’s “An Oblique View” is a ‘must read’ feature on every week. Tony comments on topics local, national and international.
This week casts an oblique view on the passing of three sportsmen, the third and final U.S. Presidential Debate and a comprehensive list of errata

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 “MacDara looks for a job”

Christy Wynne HeaderLose yourself for a while as you read another wonderful memory written by our oh-so-gifted Boyle man Christy Wynne

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Carrick Cineplex: Friday 21st to Thursday 27th October

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• The Metropolitan Opera screenings at Carrick Cineplex [poster here…]
• Special Off-Show screenings at Carrick Cineplex – “Miss Saigon 25th Anniversary” “Andre Rieu Christmas with Andre” [poster here…]

Kevin McStay appointed manager

Roscommon Manager Kevin McStayImage source: Irish Examiner

It’s taken a while but better late than never. Kevin McStay has been appointed outright senior football Roscommon manager for 2 years with option of a 3rd. The very best of luck to Kevin and his management team.

 Boyle Window Graphics town enhancement project


Boyle Signmaker Paul Byrne completed phase one of the Window Graphics town enhancement project by fitting prints on Mullaney’s Bridge Street and McDonagh’s Bridge Street. Paul printed the images from original photos by Tony Murphy and Darren Purcell.


Ardcarne Garden Centre – Christmas Shop 2016

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Ardcarne Garden Christmas Shop 2016
This little guy is already in place as garden centre staff merchandise what promises to be their best-ever Christmas shop with a gala Opening on Friday 4th November. Loads of photos will follow as I do every year …

Boyle Credit Union – Coffee Morning

Boyle Credit Union - Coffee MorningThursday 20th October: You can be guaranteed a friendly welcome every time you visit the good people at Boyle Credit Union on Green Street. This morning was Coffee (and trimmings) Morning and it was my pleasure to sit a while and chat in the best of company …

Brogans “Wild Oats” Health Store is now open


A great new addition to the Boyle shopping experience is the well stocked “Wild Oats Health Store”. Brogan’s totalhealth Pharmacy Health Store is located adjacent to Brogans Pharmacy on Shop Street. Wild Oats stock a comprehensive range of foods, vitamins and minerals.
Anne is a qualified Nutritional Therapist who believes that many health conditions can be helped through food and nutrition. She is passionate and experienced in helping people with weight loss, digestive issues, energy and much more. Let Anne advise you on good foods that can increase your health and well-being the natural way.
Michelle is a Holistic Health Practitioner who can provide various wellness therapies. Michelle knows the importance of combining the western approach with the complementary approach. She believes the body works in unison and therefore should be treated as such. It should be treated holistically.

P0004094Michelle O’Connor, Pat Brogan and Anne Gilligan

Magee’s Fashion Show in Tawnytaskin Community Centre



Thursday 19th October: A capacity audience of over 100 thoroughly enjoyed the Magee’s Fashion Show with added makeup and hair demonstrations by Roisín Shannon’s Hair & More staff and Tish Regan, the Epilepsy Ireland house draw and refreshments for all. Mary Magee and her experienced staff chose the Tawnytaskin Community Centre to show 90 highly applauded fashion ensembles. Once again Mary’s models Josephine, Marita, Liz, Sharon and newcomers to the team Mary, Erin and Ruth graced the catwalk in the very best of style, while Marie perfectly acted as MC/Compere.
Ann & Jason McGlynn, Mary Nicholson and the wonderful Tawnytaskin Centre committee had prepared the venue beautifully and were on hand ensuring that this special event was enjoyed by all.

• More photos to follow …



Day of Mindfulness

Wednesday, 26th October: Take some time out to get back to yourself. Maura McGuinness, qualified mindfulness teacher, will give a day of mindfulness at the Galilee Community, Tintagh, Boyle on Wednesday October 26th.  The practice of mindfulness is about being present and awake to each moment of our daily lives.

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King House Craft Fair

KIng House Christmas Fair 2016

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Mk Financial update – Review your pension BEFORE the tax deadline!


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Models Wanted – Female & Male

African Fashion Show

Boyle Courthouse


Tenders are currently being sought for works on Boyle Courthouse: Replacement of the three upper front windows : A new heating system for the whole of the building : New wiring and electrics : Repainting : The laying of carpets in the courtroom area
• Following next Wednesday’s clearing out of the court seating and rearrangement of available space by a group scheme and members of Mens Shed, the Men’s-Shed-made Model Railway will be erected and on display from elevated levels in the ‘Courtroom’. The judges bench and canopy will remain in place reminding visitors of the room’s previous use. The rest of the building will hopefully be repaired at a later date and plans are being discussed for possible ‘museum’ displays for local artifacts and people from the area who brought glory to our town.
• View my album of Boyle Courthouse photos [here…]

Boyle Golf Course – Lottery Funded Course Development Programme

Boyle Golf course will close for approximately four weeks for its planned course development programme.
The works will include drainage to specified areas of the course and the creation of a new practice area adjacent to the car park

Revision Course for Leaving Cert Students


Boyle Musical Society – Hairspray, The Broadway Musical

Hairspray - Boyle Musical SocietyCast photo and advert layout Sean O’Dowd

Tickets available from 12pm on Saturday, October 29th

With just four weeks to go until opening night, Boyle Musical Society’s are delighted to announce that tickets for their eagerly anticipated new show, ‘Hairspray’, will go on sale at 12pm on Saturday October 29th. Tickets can be booked or purchased from the BMS ticket office, which is situated beside Marian’s on Bridge Street. The office will remain open until 2:30pm.
A detailed seating plan will soon be available on Tickets can also be booked by telephone on the BMS Ticketline, 085 275 6426. This line will be open during booking office hours only. We also accept credit card bookings.

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St. Joseph’s Church Newsletter – 15th OctoberStJosephsNewsletter

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Roscommon Co Council

• Roscommon Municipal District Funding Scheme 2016 [read more…]
• Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for inclusion on a panel for posts in the Roscommon Arts Centre [read more…]
• Free Pollinator Workshops – Would you like learn how to help pollinators? [read more…]

Railings to be replaced at the Elphin Street railbridge approach


For many years, Frank Geelan (Boyle Cllr at the former Boyle Town Council) lobbied for replacing the rusting, dangerous railings on the approach to the Elphin Street rail bridge.
• GOOD NEWS: Keville Engineering, Boyle has the new railings just about ready for Roscommon Co Council … for galvanise dipping and painting followed by erection on site during November.
• Well done Frank Geelan !!

St. Vincent de Paul


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: All calls, texts and help provided are CONFIDENTIAL

Kieran Quinn – King House

Kieran Quinn

The Bazaar, Bridge Street, Boyle


Congratulations and very best wishes to Aideen Rushe and her partner Mick Reynolds who have opened The Bazaar on Bridge Street for coffees etc. Check here for updates as this friendly, welcoming pair settle into the business life of Boyle. Call in and enjoy a good coffee … a friendly chat is guaranteed

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Rockingham House – a scale model


“We just received this beautiful model of Rockingham House 1810-1957 which the leaving cert students of Ballinamore vocational school constructed as a leaving cert project back in the 1980s  Our sincere thanks to John Morgan who kindly delivered it safely and presented it to King House.”
• Representatives of Boyle Mens Shed have kindly offered to perfom some necessary repairs to this priceless piece. We will have further information and photos in the coming weeks.

Updates from our area politicians

Minister Denis Naughten [read more…] [Facebook…]
Eugene Murphy TD [read more…] [Facebook…]
Michael Fitzmaurice TD [read more…] [Facebook…]
Senator Maura Hopkins [read more…] [Facebook…]
Senator Frank Feighan [read more…]
Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan MEP [Facebook…]
Mairead McGuinness MEP [Facebook…]

Philippa’s Hair Design

Philippa's Hair Design


Joe Simon Home, Garden, Build & Expert Electrical

Joe Simon Christmas Club

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Roscommon Learning Links, Boyle

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Preparation for ECDL without the pressure of exams : Starting Monday 10th October at Roscommon Learning Links, Boyle
• 2 evenings per week Mondays and Wednesdays (30 hrs) in total. This course is for those who have some experience of computers. The course content will include Windows, Word Processing, Spreadsheets and Databases, with exposure to tests similar to those encountered in ECDL … Ideal preparation for the certified ECDL course…
• Free to Social Welfare & CE Clients /Fee paying participants €180. For further details contact Roscommon learning Links 071 966 4510

King House Tea Rooms – Christmas Party Bookings

King House Tea Rooms

Its that’s time of the year again!, so if its your job to organise the Christmas Party or just a night out with friends, then look no further than King House Tea Rooms … and don’t worry we will have a full wine licence! Above is a sneak preview of our Christmas brochure.
• We are taking group bookings or available for private hire for dinner so call Dorothy on 087 643 0326.
• Available dates 8th, 9th, 10th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 22nd and 23rd December

Ardcarne Garden Centre – Gardening for your health

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Spending 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.

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GRETB Adult Education Centre – Courses on offer

1) Beginner Computers: Introduction to Basic Computers, Internet and E-mail.
2) Computer Literacy (Level 3)
3) “Skills for Work Basic computer course … *requirement – participants must be in full or part time employment/farming to attend this particular course.
• For further information contact Jean Feeney Tel: 0894814160 email:
GRETB Adult Education Centre, Old Vocational School, Marian Road, Boyle Co. Roscommon
• Registration for part-time courses, Tuesday 4th October 2016, 10.30am-1.30pm.
• The internet is a wonderful resource and it’s for everybody. Many adults feel intimated by computers, but computer classes offer everyone an easy way to learn basic, essential computer skills.

Town and Village Renewal Scheme

Eight towns and villages across Co Roscommon are being recommended for funding under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme. The €10 million euro fund was announced in August of this year to help support the regeneration of rural towns and villages across the country. Each county will get approximately €380,000.
The areas involved include the six towns where the Town Team Initiative is already underway, in Boyle, Castlerea, Strokestown, Ballaghadereen, Roscommon and Monksland. Keadue and Cootehall are the two smaller areas being put forward for funding by the council.

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

View a very useful diary of planned events for September 2016, compiled by Úna Bhán Tourism

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

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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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