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Boyle Country Meats - This Weekend's Specials

The Meat Team - Weekend Specials

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Weekend Diary

Saturday 5th:
• Boyle Farmers Market, King House Grounds, 10am-2pm
• Boyle Senior GAA v St Faithleachs in the final round of the O'Rourke Cup (Abbey Park, Boyle at 6.45pm)
• The Swing Pack in Daly's Storehouse from 10pm

Sunday 6th:
• Lough Key Sprint Tri 2015, Lough Key Forest Park
• Free Bee Keeping Event, Ardcarne Garden Centre, Boyle, 2-3pm.

Monday 7th
• 'The Wizard of Oz' rehearsals in St. Joseph’s Hall, Boyle from 8pm

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TO ALL IN FEELYSTONE

Our group really enjoyed our visit to the plant and factory last week , as part of Heritage week. From the initial welcome, hosptitality, safety brief, and hi-viz jackets we knew we were about to participate in a truly educational visit to a giant in our industrial heritage. We were conscious that we were being allowed and granted a rare glimpse into a working factory and craft workshop not nomally open to the public.
It was fascinating to see the craftsmen at work, both with new and older tools , to learn about the craft of stonework and masonry, sculpting and finishing. The tour guide was just so full of information - its a pity I can't write about it on Tripadvisor - Feelystone would get ten out of ten !
JOE DUFFY, DUBLIN

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Stonehouse Cafe at Boyle Bridge

Inga, Stonehouse Cafe
Inga now manages The Stonehouse cafe ... call in, say hello and enjoy the fare!
Stonehouse Cafe Stonehouse Cafe

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Drumanilra Farm Kitchen, Elphin Street, Boyle

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Stewarts Oil

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September has brought chilly mornings and nights, and time to think of home heating oil. Stewarts friendly, dedicated team are ready to serve you ... call today and ensure you and your family are cosy and warm now and through the winter ... 071 967 0100

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Dodd's Music Session

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"Going to Mass" photo courtesy of Christy Wynne

Going To Mass

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3 Roscommon sisters, three babies, same hospital, same day

There was a triple celebration in one Irish hospital this week as three sisters gave birth just hours apart. The three sisters, from Cloonfad have given birth to two boys and one girl in Castlebar yesterday.

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Stott Pilates

Classes recommencing on Wed 9th September in the Convent of Mercy Gym, Ladies 7pm - 8pm, Men 8- 9pm. Booking essential. For details contact Ann 086 308 8873

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The Elderberries - exercise

Fancy some gentle exercise and something to put a smile on your face? The Elderberries' weekly creative movement and dance sessions for over 55s are back! King House, Boyle, Thursday Sept. 24th, 11am to 12noon followed by a cuppa. Newcomers welcome. Cost €10. Why not come along and try it out? Enquiries to King House tel. 071 966 3242 or text 087 326 7860

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Tennis coaching

Tennis coaching for children will resume at Boyle tennis club from Monday Sept. 14th from 4pm to 5pm. This is a six week course until Monday October 19th. Cost will be members €30 non-members €40 which would include membership until March 2016. Enquiries to Noreen on 087 657 3046

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"Swing Pack", Daly's Storehouse

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Derek Caldbeck, lead singer with Swing Pack
 

Saturday 5th September: Fans of Swing, Rat Pack, Blues, Bossa, Jazz and Popular classics will be delighted to note that Derek Caldbeck and Swing Pack will play in Daly's Storehouse next Saturday 5th September from 10pm.

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Ardcarne Garden Centre

Free Bee Keeping Event, Ardcarne Garden Centre, Boyle, Sunday 6th September 2-3pm. Discover the fascinating world of the honey bee and how to go about keeping your own hives.a-HorizontalLine.gif

Lough Key Forest Park, Co. Roscommon

Tommy Egan wrote: To whom it concerns, I have noted in a recent advertisement for your Triathlon to be held in Lough Key Forest Park addressed as Lough Key Forest Park, Carrick-on-Shannon. This is incorrect. Lough Key Forest park is in Boyle co. Roscommon and it always has been, can you please rectify your obvious mistake
Reply to Tommy from the Triathlon Committee
Hi Tommy, Thank you for your email. We have always noted the address of the race as taking place in Lough Key Forest Park, Boyle. What other people put in their notices is unfortunately out of our control. Regards, Aisling

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Good news for Boyle.

interiors of 4 Boyle premises are being readied for occupancy at the moment. Details of openings etc will follow in due course ...

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Places at Boyle VTOS

Boyle VTOS Centre still have a few places left on their General Learning Course and also their Business Administration Course. If you are interested please contact: Donal J Farrell, VTOS Co-Ordinator, Old Vocational School, Boyle. Mob: 086 826 2825. Tel: 071 966 3246

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September

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Scenes like this realboyle photo close to the L.Key wishing chair will become familiar

In the Northern hemisphere, the beginning of the meteorological autumn is on the 1st of September. It is the start of the academic year in many countries in which children go back-to-school after the summer break, usually on or close to 1st of September. September is the ninth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars and one of four months with a length of 30 days. September in the Northern Hemisphere is the seasonal equivalent of March in the Southern Hemisphere.

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Lough Key Triathlon 2015

Lough Key Triathlon 2015
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Boyle Musical Society begin rehearsals

‘The Wizard of Oz’ rehearsals began on Monday August 31st in St. Joseph’s Hall, Boyle at 8pm and a warm welcome was extended to all new, former and existing members to join up for twelve unforgettable weeks of music, singing, drama, dancing, comedy and lots more.
Rehearsals will continue in the Hall at 8pm on Thursday Sept. 3rd and thereafter on Monday and Thursday nights.

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Boyle Boxing Fitness Club

Congratulations to Boyle man Simon O'Donnell for fitting out and launching his all-new fitness club.
• Monday 31st August: Boyle Boxing Fitness Club - Officially Opening
Monday 6.20pm-7.20pm. Kids from 8-12 years old Monday - Wednesday - Friday. Men also (13 age+) 7.30pm-9pm Men (beginners) Monday - Wednesdays-Friday 9pm-10pm Ladies Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:30-9pm. Ladies(beginners) Tuesdays and Thursdays 9pm-10pm. For groups bookings and any enquiries please contact Simon on 086 404 1830. NO MEMBERSHIP PAY AS YOU GO!!!

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Ardcarne Garden Cafe - Sunday Session

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Jamie Barrier, Pine Hill Haints lead singer, guitar, fiddle and harmonica

I thoroughly enjoyed a session in the Cafe on Sunday afternoon performed by the Pine Hill Haints. I am hoping Cliona and Nessa will have further music sessions at the cafe. Every one so far has been brilliant! The Pine Hill Haints are an American traditional bluegrass/folk/honky tonk/country band from Alabama, though the band members themselves describe their unique southern roots music as “Alabama Ghost Music.”

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Galilee Community

Thursdays at Galilee will resume this Thursday, Sept 3rd. New people are always welcome. Input session begins at 8pm but all are welcome for a cuppa at 7.30pm.  Evening concludes with prayer. This is an opportunity to become familiar with the scripture and to have the Word of God make a difference in your life. Galilee Community, Tintagh, Boyle Phone: 071 966 4101 FAX: 071 966 4684 email: galilee2000@eircom.net website: http://www.galilee.ie

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Boyle GAA - a great win

Boyle GAA wrote: Huge congratulations to Boyle Senior team on their win over Strokestown this evening at Elphin. Boyle 1:11 Strokestown 1:7. At half time it was B. 0:6 Strokestown 0:2. The early spring training obviously told as all the B. players ran their socks off and Strokestown could not stay with the pace. The sight of Purcell and McKenna powering forward down the middle leaving the opposition in their wake was a joy.

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The Gaelic Chieftain

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I took a set of photos of our N4 Gaelic Chieftain while resisting the temptation to create "Art Photos". Here you will see the Maurice Harron sculpture from different points of view, and one location photo as captured by my Samsung Alpha Smartphone.

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Feelystone Open Days (Friday/Saturday, 28/29th August)

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FeelyStone Boyle were delighted to announce details of events as part of National Heritage Week on Friday 28th & Saturday 29thAugust from 2-6pm. The event launched at 2pm on Friday 28th with the cutting of a cake to celebrate the family’s 235 years in the stone industry. All were made welcome for refreshments and a variety of events including: Guided tours of the factory and showrooms; Stonecutting demonstrations; Visit the museum; and a Reading by Barry Feely from his recent book ‘A Life in Stone’. Children took part in colouring activities to create their own kitchen and young people were invited to view a demonstration of the company’s design process on CAD (Computer Aided Design) on Friday afternoon.
• A €235 cash give-away is up for grabs from FeelyStone on Shannonside Radio who were in Greatmeadow with their new Outside Broadcast Unit on Friday. Special customer discounts over the weekend include €235 discount on purchases over €1,000.

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Post Leaving Cert Courses at Abbey Community College

Abbey Community College are now taking applications for their FETAC Level 5 Certificate in Business Studies. Application forms can be downloaded from www.abbeycc.ie or by calling to the school reception. The course commences on Tuesday 8th September. The course is suitable for students who have recently completed their Leaving Certificate or those who wish to return to the workplace. Grants are available for students. For more information please contact 071 966 4646

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Incisive thoughts and comment from our 'insider', Tony Conboy. Don't miss ...
‘The Battle for Rural Ireland’ : The Cost of Car Insurance : Mayo versus Dublin : Boyle versus Strokestown : Boyle Ladies Agonising Defeat : Brian Keenan

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Boyle Country Meats - Weekend Specials

The Meat Team

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Lady Presidents Prize at Boyle Golf Club

This Sunday August 30th is Liz Dwyer’s Lady Presidents Prize at Boyle Golf Club. The event is the final Major of the Ladies Golfing year with almost thirty ladies competing for the coveted prize. The competition takes place over 18 holes and is followed by a Presentation Dinner in the Clubhouse on Sunday evening. The Lady Presidents Prize for the Men also takes place on Sunday, tee times before 9.00am or after 2.30pm. The weekend opens with the Lady Captains Scramble & Barbeque this evening (Friday). Other upcoming events at the Club are the King Cup on September 5th, the winter league in October and a Golf Classic in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society on the October Bank Holiday Weekend.

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Stop Thief

Elphin diocese: "We want to advise all of our parishioners that there have been a number of break-ins in Churches in the diocese over recent days. Please keep your eyes open and report anything suspicious to the Gardaí. Please do not place yourself at risk by intervening directly."

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Opportunities galore at Roscommon Learning Links

Students Receiving Certs Aug 2015
Front Row L to R : Charles Traboue, Martin Sparks
Back Row L to R : Brenda Knott, Emma Beirne, Catherine Blain

At a recent Presentation of Certificates of Major Awards Level 5 in Information Technology, Roscommon Learning Links expressed its delight with the marked increase and progress of their students since January of this year. 18 students have finished their Training since April 2015 almost 60% of those have opted to go to University or Further Education to achieve Higher Certificates at Level 6 or Degree Programmes while 35% have taken up full-time employment. Their jobs include Tourism, Services Sector, Hospitality, Auctioneering and Construction.
• Roscommon Learning Links Boyle, run full Time Level 4 and Level 5 Major Awards in Information Technology from their Training Rooms in Elphin Street.

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Boyle Town Team

Here's wishing our new Town Team well with its brief to reinvigorate the town through partnership with businesses and the local community.
• The next meeting of the new Boyle Town Team is scheduled for 6.45pm on Tuesday 15th September in Boyle Enterprise Centre.

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Boyle GAA Presentation Night

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Monday 24th August: Boyle GAA held a special Presentation Celebration in the GAA Clubhouse. The Lynch Family were presented with a special framed picture featuring photos of teams in which former Boyle and Connacht football star, the late veterinary surgeon Tim Lynch featured. Tony Conboy outlined Tim's football career and pointed to the many great Boyle and Roscommon footballers who played alongside Tim.
• Club Chairman Martin Dolan made the presentation to Tim's wife Nell in the presence of Lynch family members, his son Barry, daughter Odette and granddaughters Emily and Edith. Martin also thanked Nell on behalf of the club for permission to use the training pitch in Abbeytown.
• Boyle Club sponsors were also thanked for their continued generosity: Cooney Motors/Centra, National Automation, James Lannon Motors, McGovern Directional Drilling, Francis Bolger Sandblasting and Boyle Credit Union.

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Boyle Abbey, Heritage Day 2015

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Eugene Handley, Boyle Abbey Head Guide and trad singer at the Heritage Day 2015 event

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Following the disappointment of having to postpone Boyle Horse & Summer Show, and the excitement of the Roscommon Colour Run in Lough Key Forest Park, there was a treat in store for us in Boyle Abbey during Sunday afternoon. A special Heritage Week Event was enjoyed by all who attended. Three hours of excellent Traditional Singing, Music, Monologues and Dance were performed by locals, including members of Boyle Abbey OPW staff, with special guests from counties Sligo and Leitrim. Teas, wines, sandwiches and buns went down a treat during a short break.
Boyle Abbey is an excellent location for events like this, and it would be great to have repeats several times during the tourist season.

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Irish Whiskey ...

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I don't drink whiskey - in fact I dislike the taste of "Uisce Beatha". However, a recent trip to the Irish Whiskey Museum (119 Grafton street - nearly opposite Trinity College main gate) was a joy. On the same trip I visited the Teeling Distillery in Dublin's Liberties

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Brogans totalhealth Pharmacy

Brogans Pharmacy

A lovely bike to be won instore ... its a colouring competition .... entries instore closing date 15th September.

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Fun with Photoshop

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Four Faces familiar to Boyle residents given a pop-art makeover in Photoshop
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The Pleasure Grounds, Boyle

The Pleasure Grounds, Boyle
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Autumn on Boyle Canal

Fog on Boyle Canal 13/8/2015
Early morning fog, Thursday 13th August (or was it sun-induced evaporation?) on Boyle Canal.

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Garage to let on Green Street

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Garage to let Green Street, Boyle. Central location with lift and office. Contact Simon 086 404 1830

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Boyle Cistercian Abbey - Decorative Details

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The cistercians were not known for using as much detail as other religious orders, but still we have examples of some beautiful work at Boyle Abbey.

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Centre of interest - Lough Key Forest Park

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View from the Visitor Centre balcony

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Lough Key Sprint Triathlon

Tri Club

"Sprint Triathlon Sunday September 6th: It will be a National Series event so we're expecting lots of top athletes fighting it out tooth and nail!
We also have two new perpetual trophies for male and female fastest swim times, in memory of John Cloughley, our friend and club member who passed away earlier this year."

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Boyle Credit Union sponsors kit for Boyle Ladies GAA

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Boyle Ladies GAA and club members with Joe Currid, (Manager, Boyle Credit Union)
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Boyle Credit Union staff with Boyle GAA Club members
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Stonehouse Cafe

Stonehouse Cafe

Since 2008, Laura and Mindaugas (Minde) have been managing a very successful cafe/restaurant beside Boyle Bridge in the centre of town. Now, seven years later they will try projects of a different nature. From Tuesday 1st September, the Stonehouse will be under new management.
As we thank Laura and Mindaugas for their courtesy and great food and service we wish the very best for them, and welcome fellow Lithuanian lady Inga to the Stonehouse.

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GP Visit Card

Everyone aged 70 years or over, ordinarily resident in Ireland, who does not have a Medical or GP Visit Card will be eligible for FREE GP care from Wednesday 5th August 2015. A registration form for the GP Visit Card - Over 70s scheme was available to download since Friday, 31st July 2015.
Alternatively, by calling 1890 252 919 you can request a registration form to be sent to you or a nominated contact. Registration forms will also be available from Community Health Offices.

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Abbey View self catering, Boyle

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The Fairy Bridge, (Built 1836) Lough Key Forest Park

The Fairy Bridge - built 1836
Well worth a set of photos ... coming soon!  

Boyle - a Walking Tour

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"Starting the walking tour at the Clock Tower on the Crescent you will see that the tower was erected in memory of Lawrence Harman King-Harman who died 2nd September 1875, by tenants of the Boyle and Rockingham estate"
Text "Boyle, a Walking Tour" by Ann Toolan : photo 9th July © realboyle

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You really HAVE to read this superb example of alliteration by one of our finest wordsmiths!
‘Serene Suburban Sundays' was the overall winner of the Fish International Award for short fiction in 2012,and was first published in the ‘Fish Anthology' in 2012. © John Mulligan, 2012.

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Friend in need

Have you established yourself and developed a successful business in another country? If the answer is 'yes', then Boyle needs you!
• Boyle is a great little town, very well placed geographically in the West of Ireland. However at this post-recessionary time and assisted with the ebb and flow of the business life, our town is experiencing a number of closures. Empty shop fronts are a noticeable feature on every street.
• I suspect many of our traders are hurting - and battle weary (maybe that's not the right word!).
YOUR INPUT, vision and current success would be most welcome here, whether for advice or as a guiding/helping hand. Maybe you will consider returning to the 'ould sod', start a branch of your business here, or get involved in Boyle's future...
YOUR REPLIES/COMMENTS will be welcome (through me if you wish) - sean@realboyle.com. I will pass them to a relevant local authority, organisation or club.

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Why Boyle?

Here are some reasons: Boyle's West of Ireland location, beautiful local scenery, access to the N4 National Primary route, all of the 7 up and 7 down daily trains stop at our railway station, we are 25 miles from Sligo City and Atlantic Ocean seaside resorts, 45 minutes from Knock International Airport, close to us are the River Shannon and 3 large famous lakes, a plethora of historical treasures, sports and social clubs abound.
• Prime Tourist Attractions: King House, Boyle Abbey and Lough Key Forest Park
• We have leading edge schools, houses for sale, a Chamber of Commerce, High Speed Broadband, no pollution, a friendly "live and let live" attitude, fine shops and services, many highly talented inhabitants as well as excellent accommodation providers, restaurants and services.
• The Shannon Waterway has been extended with a canal and marina close to the town. Nearby, Lough Key Forest Park has a Visitor Centre, Tree Top Walk, Restaurant, Adventure Play Kingdom, Zipit High Wire Adventure, Segway Trips and Bike Hire. It is indeed a picturesque area of high amenity value.

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