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Knock Shrine

Important Notice: Knock Parish Church and Apparition Chapel will be closed from Monday 2nd October until April 2018 for necessary refurbishment works. Masses will take place in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel and the Basilica during this time. Find out more about Mass times and locations here: http://bit.ly/2wLWbTA

Dual christenings in St. Joseph’s Church

Sunday 24th September: Sarah Dawn Lange and Cassie Tymon celebrated the christening of their sons Connor and Callum in St. Joseph’s Church this afternoon. Canon Gerry Hanly was the celebrant



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Boyle Musical Society “Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”

Sunday 24th September: Boyle Musical Society held registrations and an initial rehearsal for over 50 children who will be a section of the cast for the society’s production of “Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” that will be staged in St. Joseph’s Church on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 23rd, 24th, 25th.

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Boyle Parish Church – Green Street, Boyle.

Sunday 24th September: This year’s Harvest Thanksgiving Service was well attended. Guest speaker was Fr. Gerry Hanly



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Local ladies in hospital following crash at Doon, Boyle

Shannonside News: Two ladies have been taken to hospital after a crash on Sunday morning. At about 9.30, a car collided with two cyclists at Doon, Boyle.
The two cyclists, both understood to be local women, have been taken to Sligo University Hospital for treatment on serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
Castlerea gardaí confirm a man was arrested at the scene in connection with the incident. Witnesses have been asked to contact Castlerea Garda Station on 094 962 1630.

ICA meeting

ICA meeting 8pm on Tuesday 26th September in Tawnytaskin Community Centre … everyone welcome!

Music Classes with Bernard FlahertyMusic Classes

Connacht Cup Boys Under 14 First Round – Six of the best as Boyle progress.

Boyle Celtic 6 : Gurteen Celtic 4
Ronan Flanagan wrote : Boyle Celtic U-14s progressed to the second round of the Connacht Cup with a 6-4 win in a thoroughly enjoyable encounter at Celtic Park, Boyle on Saturday morning. Boyle’s slick attacking prowess was prominent throughout, and despite conceding four goals, they always looked like they would create chances.

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September colour, Ardcarne Garden Centre

“Minding shop” for the weekend at the INSIDE [CRAFT] expo in L. Key Visitor Centre

P9233070Franziska Lienberger and Geraldine Beirne

Lough Key Parkrun 23rd September

P9232999Ann, Keith and Colin – 2nd, 1st and 3rd home

P9233066A happy group of regular parkrun participants/volunteers

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Frankie Simon plays Trad & Original Irish Music on Guitar

Frankie wrote: “It’s approx. 24 years since I recorded an album called “Slipstream”, a CD of trad tunes on guitar. I‘ve now released a 26-track downloadable album online only. The album is called “Ireland West Guitar” consisting of 26 tracks of trad and original tunes, which could be described as trad with a slight “edge”. Underneath the video, there is a link to my website and all 26 tracks, some of them assisted by the masterful playing of Paul Gurney (Accordion), Matt McGranaghan (fiddle) and Paudraig McGovern (Pipes).”

St. Joseph’s Newsletter Update 23rd September

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New Garda from Boyle

Friday 22nd September: Congratulations to Garda Gavin Brennan, son of Sean & Kathleen Brennan, Copse, Boyle. Gavin became a Garda Officer following today’s passing out ceremony in Templemore Garda College, and will take up duty in Cavan Garda Station

Speech & Drama classes

Speech & Drama classes in Convent Primary School, Boyle on Thursday evenings beginning September 28th. Both primary & secondary pupils welcome. Registration on Thursday 21st at 6.00pm. For more information contact Dwyer School of Speech & Drama on 071 966 6040.

Bank of Ireland Breakfast Meeting – Friday 22nd September


• King House Tea Rooms was the venue for a meeting between BOI officials and members of the community.
• Boyle won the BOI Most Enterprising Town Award 2016, and the search is now in progress to bestow the 2017 award.
• The meeting was called to discuss a special event that will take place in Boyle on Friday 6th October (6.30pm with final event at 9pm) to celebrate all that is good and special about our town.
• Press Release and photos to follow

Ardcarne Garden Centre Newsletter

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Boyle & District Angling Club

Martin Mitchell Cup 2017 … Sunday 24th. September, Lough Key, 11am-6pm

Facebook/Twitter Updates from our local politicians

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

Niamh’s Journey There Fundraiser …

Niamh's Journey There
Sunday October 8th: Munich Marathon: Local photographer John Reynolds will go there

Wedding Christina Egan & Paul Dockery

Wedding Christina Egan & Paul Dockery

Christina Egan daughter of Maire Egan Paul, Boyle and Paul Dockery son of Ann and Mattie Dockery Creeve, Elphin came home from Wellington, New Zealand to be married in the beautiful surroundings of Lough Key with a champagne and tea reception hosted by Aideen and Michael of The Bazaar in the ubiquitous setting of King House in the Long Gallery (and who had previously organised an evening hen tea party in their Bridge St premises for Christina and her bridesmaids sister Davinia pals Sinead Rush and Amy Barry from Clare). Followed by a sit down reception for the bride and groom’s immediate family in Boyle’s own very regal King House Salon under the benevolent patronage of the bride’s uncle Tommy Egan manager and staff.
• Accomplished pianist Mary Duignan from Carrick on Shannon provided lilting Irish and international airs on the wonderful grand piano in the majestic chamber. Guests travelled from New Zealand, Australia, Kilkenny, Clare, Dublin and were all enraptured and captivated by the unique and historic setting of the former Dockery Barracks now attracting weddings and family events on an ever increasing basis. Christina and Paul continued their epic wedding plans with a visit to the Ploughing championships and her father’s home town of Kilkenny and with Ryanair’s permission onward to Corfu to attend another wedding followed by a stopover in Singapore for a couple of days to complete the diaspora nuptials.
• Maire says we constantly bemoan the lack of a hotel facility but we overlook the incredible and one off local facilities we do have.

Irish Rail: “We’ll consider special Longford-Sligo trains”

Rail to Sligo

Years of pleading by Cllr Frank Geelan (former Boyle Town Council) may yet bear fruit!
• Irish Rail says it will look at the prospect of putting on early morning commuter trains from Longford to Sligo if the demand is there.

Permission granted for Stewarts Distillery

Thursday 21st September: Neil Stewart told me this morning that he is delighted to announce that Planning Permission has been granted to establish a distillery on the site of the former Stewarts Mill, Boyle, subject to 18 conditions.
• When up and running, the distillery will provide additional employment opportunities in the area, and add to Boyle’s worldwide reputation as a centre of excellence
• I understand that some well known screen personalities may be associated with the project
• Details to follow

Carrick Cineplex Friday 22nd – Thursday 28th
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Gaelic Chieftain – Wednesday 20th September

Gaelic Chieftain

Roscommon Solstice Choir

Roscommon Solstice Choir

Roscommon Solstice Choir is a voluntary community choir that has raised in excess of €150,000 for charities in Ireland and in London since it was set up in 2013. The choir performs free-of-charge.
Members pay their own way to practice and concerts and also pay for day-to-day expenses such as hall-hire, insurance, bus hire, photocopying etc. In order to lighten the burden on members the choir will hold a fundraising concert in Kilronan Castle Hotel on Sunday 1st October, 8 pm. Guest on the night Charlie McGettigan 
A FABULOUS night of entertainment for ONLY €10.

The death has occurred of Richard (Dick) KENNEDY, Abbeyleix, Laois

In the loving care of the staff of Droimnin Nursing Home, Stradbally. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Mary, sons Michael, Brian and Kevin, brother Dan Kennedy (Boyle), daughters-in-law Deirdre, Hazel and Esther, grandchildren, sisters-in-law Mary and Olive, extended family and friends.
• Reposing at Droimnin Nursing Home. Removal on Thursday evening at 7pm to The Church Of The Most Holy Rosary, Abbeyleix arriving 7.30pm. Requiem Mass on Friday at 11am. Burial afterward in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.
• Rest In Peace

Know Your Rights: Small Claims Procedure

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It’s all happening …

Boyle Chamber Lotto Results – Monday September 18th 2017

Numbers drawn: 2, 6, 9, 30
Jackpot winner: None
Match three winners: None (Match 3 €260.00 draw 25/09/2017)
Thank-you to all who support the draw.
Next draw Monday September 25th 2017 at 11.00pm in Clarke’s Bar. Jackpot €9950

Brogans totalhealth Pharmacy


Roscommon Herald – on sale now Masthead Roscommon Herald

Roscommon Herald – compiled and edited in Boyle – the premier newspaper with a comprehensive dedicated ‘Boyle’ section. Get your copy at newsagents countrywide

Townhouse self-catering, Main Street, Boyle

Spend your mid term, the festive period or just a lovely getaway break in the lovely heritage town of Boyle. The Town House is a perfect venue for a self catering holiday. Luxurious two and three bed apartments finished to the highest standards that can sleep comfortably a family of 5 and 7 and groups of 12. Great for friends, families or groups spending time away together … or need that extra space in town for visiting families or friends!
• Contact: townhouse.boyle@gmail.com : Peter : 087 776 2662

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LOOKWELL Dry Cleaners – Special Laundry Offers

LOOKWELL Dry Cleaners

Boyle GAA Update 18th September


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Run Walk n Roll 2017


Run Walk N Roll 2017, in its 22nd year in Boyle, will take place on Sunday the 15th of October at 3pm at St. Joseph’s Hall Boyle. A percentage of the funds raised this year will be donated to ‘Niamh’s Journey There’ as she continues her difficult journey! Check out this link: https://niamhsjourneythere.wordpress.com The theme of this year’s run is ‘Fight back against Cancer’ so that we all come out and fight against it together, both for Niamh and anyone else who benefits from the funds raised for Cancer Research in Ireland
Contact Damian Regan 086 394 2388

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Boyle Golf Club

The Presentation for the Lady President’s Prize took place on Sunday Evening 18th September. Lady President Joey Mullaney thanked all who took part and all who helped in any way to make the Day a great Success. She also Congratulated all the Winners on the Day
Results as Follows: 1st Regina McLoughlin, 2nd Ruth Hogg, Gross Peggy Feely, 3rd Paula Cull, Cat 1: Susan O’Mahoney, Cat 2: Mary O’Hara, Cat 3: Sandra McCrann, Past Pres: Moira Egan, 1st Nine Aisling Gaughran, 2nd Nine Mandy Toolan, 9 Hole: Therese O’Daly, Gent’s 1st Tom Kearney, 2nd Sean Heslin, Gross Patrick Egan, 3rd David Wynne

Boyle Celtic under 13

Boyle Celtic under 13

Yeats take the points with early goal…. By Ronan Flanagan
• Sligo Leitrim Boys U-13 Division 1 League
• Boyle Celtic 0 : Yeats United 1
• Yeats United’s early goal made the difference as they defeated Boyle Celtic in the second match of the Sligo Leitrim Boys U-13 Division 1 League.
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An Craoibhín – closed for a few days

An Craoibhin

Gerry Emmett “We will be closed this week for a little breakaway – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Back again on Friday … see you then”

Available for Babysitting

18 year old Boyle girl available for babysitting weekends. Please contact 086 724 0740 for info

Know Your Rights: Small Claims Procedure

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Boyle Primary Care Centre to open its doors on October 9th

Boyle Primary Care Centre

Senator Frank Feighan has received confirmation from the HSE that the new Boyle Primary Care Centre will open its doors on Monday, October 9th.
“ 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 facility will be the base for the Boyle Primary Care Team and network services, including dental services, public health nursing, occupational therapy and physiotherapy, speech and language therapy, ophthalmology, psychology, counselling services and a new diabetes podiatry service. Bookable rooms will be available for visiting services.
This state-of-the-art health centre is a very positive development for the town of Boyle and the wider North Roscommon area.
I extend my very best wishes to all the management and staff who will begin work there in a few weeks time.”

Contact: Senator Feighan, 086 833 1234.

“Into The Light” – September 14th

Into the Light

Niamh’s Journey There

A short film from Wednesday 6th September in the Mater Hospital, Dublin. Niamh Flanagan (19) is bravely undergoing treatment for Osteosarcoma – a rare form of bone cancer

Marians Fashions

Chic Styles at Marians

Carmel’s Skincare & Beauty, The Crescent, Boyle

Carmel's Skincare & Beauty

Boles of Boyle

Boles of Boyle

Stewarts Oil – Monthly Draw

Stewarts Oil Monthly DrawTo order your Stewarts Heating Oil please call 071 967 0100

Drumderrig Nursing Home – Experienced Care Assistant Wanted

Drumderrig House Nursing Home

Piano Teacher in Boyle

Aine wrote: Qualified piano teacher available in Boyle for piano lessons including Royal Irish Academy of Music (RIAM) Grades. Limited spaces available. Please contact 086 396 4911 for booking and further information.

Galilee Community – Tintagh, Boyle (off the N4)

MINDFULNESS MEDITATION each Monday evening in Galilee Community at 7pm
We are reminded continuously to search out opportunities to achieve greater mindfulness in our lives?  Years of research and experience have proven that the practice of mindfulness can have a powerful influence on our health, wellbeing and happiness.  Our fast paced lifestyles make it seem that the world is moving too fast and we are unable to keep up.  Mindfulness seems to be at least one way of helping us cope. Mindfulness helps us to de-clutter our life and bring about a greater clarity in our thoughts and actions.

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Boyle Food Partnership

Boyle Food Partnership

Boyle Food Partnership was established in July 2017, following the realisation that some households are experiencing food shortages due to a lack of money.
• Our food supplies are limited and available to those most in need, those who are going without today … not to replenish a cupboard for an unidentified rainy day.
• We look forward to serving you. If you or anyone you know is going without food due to economic or other hardship, please let them know we are up and running and ask them to get in touch. We will help as best we can.
• This service is confidential. Tel 071 966 3000 or text 086 738 7910. Email hiddenpoverty@gmail.com or Facebook messenger Poverty and Homelessness. All messages will be responded to on the date of receipt.

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Boyle Musical Society – Rehearsals started Monday 4th September

JOSEPH and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Rehearsals for Boyle Musical Society’s forthcoming production of ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ started tonight (Monday), in St. Joseph’s Hall at 8pm. Everybody is welcome to join up for twelve weeks of music, singing, drama, dancing and great fun. As we intend to have the show cast in the next few weeks, we are really hoping for a good turnout at the first rehearsal. ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ promises to be a spectacular production and it will be staged in St. Joseph’s Church, Boyle, from November 23rd to 25th.

realboyle.com supports Ardcarne Garden Cafe

Sunday 3rd September: My Sunday lunch was a delicious Shepherd’s Pie and chips with fresh salad



Realboyle.com supports Boyle Enterprise Centre

Boyle Enterprise Centre

The goal of the Centre is to support economic regeneration in the Boyle and North Roscommon area and stimulate much needed job creation. Boyle Chamber of Commerce developed a space where emerging entrepreneurs can locate in an affordable enterprising setting.
• Rates are flexible and affordable with refreshments available on site
• Our Tenants offer a wide range of business services incl, computing, finance, marketing & training. The Centre houses rooms for training, meetings, presentations and product launches.
• Quarry Lane Boyle Co. Roscommon 071 967 3100 info@boyleenterprise.com

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Clarke’s Bar & Restaurant, St. Patrick Street, Boyle



Realboyle.com supports Eating out in Boyle

Regular viewers will know that I support Eateries in Boyle like Clarke’s Bar & Restaurant and Tai Chi Chinese. Now I am delighted to show you meal choices in two more very popular Boyle establishments.

P8262262King House Tea Rooms:  Traditional Potato Bread and Bacon Breakfast Plate


An Craoibhín: 6oz Seak Onion Rings & Sauteed, Mushrooms, Pepper Sauce, Salad and Homemade Chips

Piano lessons in Boyle

Experienced 3rd level student available to teach piano including RIAM grade exams. Lessons available on Saturdays with limited places. If interested contact Emily on 086 231 7546 or email me emilyguckian@icloud.com

Feighan welcomes funding for Abbey Community College

Senator Frank Feighan has welcomed funding approval from the Department of Education for structural improvements at Abbey Community College in Boyle. In advance of the school term, I am pleased this funding has been approved and the works will proceed once the tendering process has been completed. It is important to note that no details are given in relation to the amount of the grant-aid approved as the publication of the level of funding could prejudice the tendering process. The School Building Unit will issue a detailed letter informing the school of the amount of grant aid sanctioned by the Department.

Filming in Boyle – September

A large film crew will be in action on The Crescent, Main Street and Lough Key Forest Park, Monday 25th-Saturday 30th September, filming Kevin Barry’s “Dark Lies the Island” – stories based in a fictitious County Roscommon town.
Director Ian Fitzgibbon and Location Manager Conor O’Carroll will make welcome returns to Boyle following their Chris O’Dowd “Moone Boy” film shoots a few years ago.
• Detailed Information to follow closer to filming dates

Kevin BarryPictured here – author Kevin Barry, (technicianonline.com)

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

20150903_083512To order, please call Stewarts Oil on 071 967 0100

Boyle Model Railway

Boyle Model RailwayRealboyle.com will feature loads of photos  of the new rolling stock as the project develops

Montessori School

Limited places for your child to be introduced to Montessori with an AMI trained Montessori teacher for 2 and a half – 5 year olds at Aghacarra, Corrigeenroe, Boyle from September 2017.
Also limited places available for After School collection and care from Corrigeenroe National School.
For more information, contact Mary Blunden on 087 619 8471

Only in Boyle?

In answer the queries received regarding the ESB pole in the middle of the Greatmeadow footpath … Yes, I have been informed that it will be removed / relocated before the concrete is poured


Evening Sun

DSC00558The N4 viewed from the Drum Bridge

DSC00562Boyle Abbey

DSC00565Riverside, Boyle

Tai Chi Court Restaurant – Open 7 Days 5pm to 11pm

Tai Chi Court Restaurant


Realboyle.com – supporting Boyle Restaurants

Tai Chi - Beef Black Pepper Chow MeinTai Chi Chinese Restaurant – Beef Black Pepper Chow Mein
Photos to follow: Clarke’s Bar & Restaurant, An Craoibhín, Open Table etc


“Homeward Bound”


River Lane, Barrack Lane or whatever is its correct name – it looks great at night from Boyle Bridge.

Lough Key Forest Park

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Joe Simon Building Supplies

Joe Simon

Clarke’s Bar & Restaurant


Lunch – Garnished Leek & Onion Bangers and Mash with a small portion of vegetables (as requested) – delicious!!

Boyle Convent of Mercy – Lest We Forget

Christy Wynne HeaderLose yourself for a while as you read wonderful memories from his school days in the Convent of Mercy, written by gifted Boyle writer Christy Wynne

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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