Please support our Boyle Traders of the Day, 21st September, 2018

Abbey Haven Nursing Home : Ardcarne Garden Centre : Boles of Boyle : Brogans Pharmacy : Clarke’s Bar & Restaurant : Drumderrig Nursing Home

U14 girls Division 1B CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

Friday 21st September: Friday 21st September: The Enhance Health & Beauty sponsored U14’s play Shannon Gaels in the Div 1B Co final @ 4.30pm on Saturday 22nd Sept in Tarmonbarry.
Full set of realboyle photos from tonight’s presentation of Enhance Team jerseys by Grainne and Derek Caldbeck to follow … Please support the girls





Necklace found on Military Road

A necklace found close to the post box on Military Road has been handed in to the Garda Station

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Boyle Culture Night, Friday 21st September 2018Culture-Night

“We will celebrate a programme of free events for the family celebrating culture, creativity and the arts.”
• King House, Boyle: 4pm to 8pm. This magnificently restored Georgian mansion will offer free tours of the house throughout the day and evening. Visitors can enjoy a range of interactive exhibitions featuring life-size figures, special effects and activities as well as explore and experience the exciting Mary McAleese Collection.
Booking essential for tours – 071 966 3242 (last tour at 7pm).
• Doon Shore, Lough Key. FIONA MCDONALD: ‘AUGMENTED REALITY’ 7.30pm to 9.30pm. View an “augmented reality” work developed by the Artist Fiona McDonald where you can see via a smart phone app the proposed UFO portal off Church Island discovered by the later Betty Meyler, President of the UFO Society of Ireland.

Kelly’s Londis Massive Sale


The Stairs Gastro Pub – now open

Thursday 20th September: Tonight’s full house enjoyed excellent food, beautifully cooked and presented by friendly staff – a combination that will guarantee success for Jim and Rhona McGrath’s eaterie on The Crescent, Boyle. Meals will be available Thursday through Mondays from 5pm to 9pm. For some strange reason I forgot to take photos, but will make up for that on my next visit before the end of this weekend …

Courtyard Market Sat 22nd September

Flo who is a Chef who hails all the way from France has worked in such places as Cromleach Lodge and Temple House, she will be cooking a Starter, Main Course and Dessert here at the Boyle Market using and showcasing all the stallholder’s products. There will also be a talk on Fermented Food. There will be lots samples throughout the day giving you the opportunity to have a chat with all the traders. The Curlew Mountain Forge will also be here doing a demonstration.

Ardcarne Garden Centres Boyle & Roscommon

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Free Vegetable Growing Event at Ardcarne Garden Centres, Boyle and Roscommon Town, Saturday September 22nd 11.30am – 12.30 pm. Discover how to harvest and store your vegetables and what to be planting and doing now in the edible garden. Free Event – All Welcome.
SALE, SALE, SALE: We’ve extended our ROSE sale for another week and have many other plants on sale, some at a whopping 50 % Off. Autumn is a great time for planting so there’s never been a better time to pick up a bargain.

Church of Ireland Harvest Thanksgiving Service
Harvest Thanksgiving

Church of Ireland, Boyle, Harvest Thanksgiving Service, Sunday 23rd, September, 7.30pm … All Welcome

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Michael (Mickie) Sharkey R.I.P.

Mickey Sharkey

The death has occurred of well known and respected Boyle man Mickie Sharkey, Thursday 20th September,  (Peacefully) surrounded by his loving family, husband of June, father of the late Paddy Sharkey. Sadly missed by his daughter’s Jane Suffin, Michelle Cleary, and Sharon Clarke, relatives and friends. R.I.P
Reposing Mahon’s Funeral Home, Boyle Sunday September 23rd from 3pm until 7pm.Mass of Christian burial on Monday 24th September at 11 o’clock in St.Joseph’s Church, Boyle, followed by cremation in Lakelands crematorium, Cavan.
Family flowers only. Donations if desired to North West Hospice c/o Mahons funeral Directors, Boyle.

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Kelly’s Londis – Massive Sale Friday 21st September


Dangerous roadside trees & hedges

A Leitrim councillor is warning of the dangers on many of the region’s roads following yesterday’s storm that hit the North West.
• Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow rainfall warning for seven counties this morning and advised how a ‘very disturbed’ low pressure system heading our way could morph into ‘Bronagh’, the second named storm of the season.

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Sean Carty’s Car Of The Week


Clarke’s Bar & Restaurant

Clarke’s Bar open for lunch serving hot food from 12.30pm!!

We’re Hiring …

Experienced chef de partie required to work as part of a team.
• Ability to prepare and produce meals to a high standard and be familiar with HACCP.
• New restaurant and bar opening in Boyle shortly.
Phone; 086 853 0349

RTE TV Prime Time

Headline images on the RTE Prime Time programme on Wednesday 18th September showed images of dirty, empty, derelict Boyle buildings – ‘the town we love so well’. “Is Main Street dying” Prime Time asked whether the town centres of Ireland have a future.
• In a follow-up interview Minister Michael Ring and Mattie McGrath stated that a number of named towns are doing very well, thanks in each case to strong community spirit. In the case of Boyle, residents might well ask the oft-repeated question “Is Boyle asleep at the wheel?”
• The 20/40 plan for the regeneration of Boyle was promised for last March, but has not been published. ‘Whispered leaks’ from 20/40 suggest future ‘Enterprise Centre’ occupancy on the Royal Hotel site … but now as we enter the closing days of September, 20/40 looks more like 30/60 !!


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‘Boyle Rooms’ Group

Business representatives calling themselves ‘Boyle Rooms’ are appealing to Roscommon Co Council to develop existing old buildings in the town to provide new accommodation. The front page of this week’s Roscommon Herald features Darragh Kelly’s article on this  potentially great project for Boyle … one of the few towns of its size in Ireland that doesn’t have an hotel.

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Roscommon Herald 18th September

Herald-MastPacked with news, photos and vital Roscommon news … get your copy today …

I am particularly impressed with John Mulligan’s page 46 analysis/comment article “We’re all getting older, but no wiser” dealing with the fact that Boyle has the highest percentage (9.31%) of people aged 80 and above in Ireland.

The President’s new website


President Michael D Higgins has reactivated his Twitter account and opened a new website as he kick-started his campaign to be returned to the Áras.

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Boyle Chamber Lotto Results – Monday September 17th 2018

Numbers drawn: 1,5, 6, 14
Jackpot winner: None
Match three winners: None €390 next week
Thank-you to all who support the draw.
Next draw Monday September 24th 2018 at 11.00pm in Dodd’s Crescent Bar. Jackpot €3580.00

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With our Minors and U14’s competing in the respective division finals over the next few weeks we ask all local business to fly the Boyle colours outside their premises to show our support for the lads and that wish them the best of luck

Boyle GAA Club Update


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Dementia and Staying Connected

Boyle Primary Care Centre and the Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland will run a short workshop focusing on how to stay connected with your friends, family and community if you have dementia.  The workshop is for people with the dementia, their family, friends and community and all are welcome.  You will leave the workshop with a clear idea of why staying connected is important for people with dementia and what you can do on a day to day basis to help.
The workshop will take place in Boyle Primary Care Centre on Wednesday September 19th from 1130 to 1pm.  All are welcome, no booking necessary and any questions can be directed to John Brennan on 071 967 3531.

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Climate Change Conversations – Time to listen, talk & decide on action.


Date/ Time: Saturday, October 6th 2018( 9:30am – 4:00pm)
Venue: Bush Hotel Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim
Guest speakers will include, Minister Denis Naughten & Professor John Fitzgerald
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Scaffolding at L.Key Forest Park 16th September 2018



Boyle Library FREE Events


Tuesday 25th September, 6.30pm: Positive Ageing Week will take place in the Library. Presentation and Treatment of Osteoarhritis of the Knee with John O’Hara who is the Senior Physiotherapist at Boyle Primary Care Centre, in conjunction with Roscommon County Council Age Friendly Strategy. FREE EVENT so booking is essential on 071 966 2800
Saturday 6th October from 2.30pm until 3.30: Louise is a children’s mindfulness teacher and the author of Ireland’s first Mindfulness series for children, the “Mindfully Me” series. Louise will read from her books and help children to learn fun and creative ways to calm, relax and deal with worries. Children will also explore thoughts, feelings and how to feel good about being themselves using art, craft and stories. FREE EVENT. Booking essential 071 966 2800.

Clarke’s Bar & Restaurant – Breaded Haddock Lunch


Access to Psychological Services Ireland

This is a a free HSE service for adults aged 18+, who are experiencing mild-moderate mental health difficulties. They provide short-term cognitive behavioral therapy and guided self help. Individuals who would like to attend the service can self-refer by phone or refer via the walk-in clinic in Roscommon Town. The service is free for residents of Roscommon and the Boyle area. For further details contact 090 666 5020.

Ardcarne Garden Centre – Job of the week: Plant bulbs

Now is the time to plant spring flowering bulbs and you’ll have the best choice at the moment. Bulbs are some of the most rewarding, hard working and long-lived plants you’ll ever plant in your garden – returning year after year to fill the garden with fresh colour. They are also easy to grow and are perfect for tucking into containers for an extra splash of spring colour.

Flowers: Fruit & veg: Greenhouse: Around the garden:
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The annual Run Walk n Roll in aid of Cancer Research will take place in Boyle on Sunday the 21st October. More details later.

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Enda has marked Autumn with seasonal flower display boxes on windows at this popular venue.

Roscommon Social Inclusion Awareness Week 2018RoscommonCoCo logo

Roscommon County Council, Social Inclusion Unit will run Social Inclusion Awareness Week this year from Monday 15th October – Sunday 21st October 2018. The purpose of the week is to increase awareness and understanding of inclusion and diversity within the County. The theme for this year’s event is “Healthy Roscommon” We are particularly interested in healthy initiatives which aim to combat social isolation and promote positive mental health.

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Sean Keane in Coleman Music Centre, Gurteen

Sean Keane

Sean Keane and his band will perform his unique blend of traditional Irish and contemporary folk music and song in the intimate setting of Coleman Music Centre, Gurteen on Saturday, September 29th at 8.30pm. Growing up in a family of singers and musicians, Seán learned the sean-nós style of singing from his mother and his aunts. Singing was his life, even in early childhood. By the time Seán reached his teens, he had collected thirteen All-Ireland medals in Fleadh Ceoil competitions. He was by then an accomplished whistle and flute player as well and had taken up the uilleann pipes and bodhrán. Seán Keane continues to delight audiences all over the world with his live performances and recorded work.
For Bookings call 071 918 2599

Facebook/Twitter Updates from our local politicians

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Boyle Tennis Club will host a Family Fun Day and Cake Sale at the Tennis Club on Saturday 22nd Sept from 2pm until 4pm. This is to continue raising funds for much needed improvements to club facilities. Come and see what we have achieved to date. All donations welcome.

Roscommon Herald … your local weekly newspaper


Kelly’s Londis

Neil wrote: “Hi parents (& Students!) With schools back and the darker evenings approaching, if there is an emergency like your child misses the bus or has no credit to ring you, please tell them to come to the store, rather than have them hang around outside.
• They can call you from the shop and wait for you here. It’s an option to keep in mind so they are safe.
• As our logo says, we are ‘local like you’ !!! ”


Dementia Support Group News

Dementia is a decline in thinking, reasoning, and/or remembering. People with dementia have difficulty carrying out daily tasks they have performed routinely and independently throughout their lives. Alzheimers Disease is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behaviour.
• September is World Alzheimers month. It was therefore fitting that the Dementia Support Group in Boyle held an information session on Wed Sept 5th.

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Boyle Golf Club update 10th September

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Slick Celtic hit Shiven for Six

Roscommon & District Soccer League Premier Division
Boyle Celtic 6 v Shiven Rovers 1 … (By Ronan Flanagan)
Boyle Celtic made it two wins out of two in the Roscommon & District Soccer League Premier Division with a resounding six goals to one victory over Shiven Rovers at Celtic Park on Friday evening, 7th September
• A special presentation was made to Aughanagh U13’s Futsal Community Games Team in recognition of their brilliant achievement of becoming All Ireland Champions prior to kick off. Six of the eight players play for Boyle Celtic’s underage teams and a presentation was made to all eight players. Congratulations to all involved.


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St. Joseph’s Church Newsletter

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Mná na Buille

Úna Bhán Tourism is conducting a project called Mná na Buille, a celebration of the culture and creativity of the women from the community of Boyle, especially those born prior to 1940. The project will capture their stories and experiences through different times and situations, often funny, often sad, but all amazing.

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Maths and Biology Coaching

Maths and Biology – all levels – also small classes – Boyle. Please contact Ann on 086 877 0252

Door Security and Guarding Course

A FREE Door Security and Guarding Course commences at Boyle Enterprise Centre on Monday September 17th.
The course is suitable for those interested in working in the security sector. The course runs for ten weeks. For more information or to express interest please call 091 706 200 or visit

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.

Irish Rail – Boyle timetable


Boyle departure times to Connolly Station, Dublin from Sunday 9th 2018:
• Boyle to Dublin Connolly at 6.13, 7.39, 9.38, 11.38, 13.38, 15.38 and 18.36 .
• Connolly to Boyle at 08.00, 11.00, 13.00, 15.00, 16.00, 17.10 and 19.15.

Alcoholics Anonymous

AA Ireland

Having trouble with alcohol?
Does your drinking worry you?
Is it causing you to get into unpleasant or dangerous situations?
Are family members complaining about your drinking?
• If the answer is “Yes” to any of the above questions then you may have a problem with Alcohol. For information on help and your local meetings, call 01 842 0700 or the Connacht Helpline on 091 767777
• Remember: “You are never alone.”

Clarke’s Bar & Restaurant


Tai Chi Court Chinese Restaurant

Tai Chi Court Restaurant

Open Table Restaurant

Open Table Restaurant

Boyle Junior Tennis Coaching


A new 8 week term of junior tennis coaching is commencing on Wednesday 5th September. Group times are 3:30/4:30/5:30pm depending on age and standard. All equipment is provided. To sign up please call our tennis coach Tim on 083 1155374 . Term cost is €40 members or €50 non members, easy pay options available please just ask.

HIQA praises two Co Roscommon nursing homes


The regulator carried out an announced inspection of Abbey Haven Care Centre and Nursing Home in Boyle, which caters for 62 residents. Residents said they were very happy living in the centre and that they enjoyed the comfort of their spacious rooms and surroundings.

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Autumn Training and Free Workshops at Boyle Enterprise Centre

Boyle Enterprise Centre

The following training and free workshops will take place at Boyle Enterprise Centre, September – November.
• Frontline Management QQI Level 6, • Time Management/Increasing effectiveness, • Internal Auditing, • Facebook for Business, • Safety Representative QQI Level 4, • Manual Handling • Instructors QQI Level 6, • Team Leadership QQI level 6, • Microsoft Word/Excel/Access. • People Handling Instructors QQI Level 6.
• Free Workshops include Employment Law Essentials, • Exploring Excel and • Introduction to Lean,
• For more information or to express interest please email call 071 967 3440. Courses are organised by Role Skillnet, Learning Network. Role Skillnet are based at Boyle Enterprise Centre and provide training support and funding for businesses.

Stewarts Oil – Order yours today

Stewarts Oil

Xtra Mile Wash & Valet at Stewarts Oil, Mill Road, Boyle


The Town House, Main street, Boyle

A great place to entertain a family holiday!
• Luxury 2 and 3 bed holiday apartments. Best of both worlds! In the centre of town and beside Lough Key Forest Park for all your family activities, with beautiful family walks, Zipit, Boda Borg, Adventure Play Park, cycling (electric bikes and Segways) , boating, fishing, and much more. An abundance of other cultural / heritage trails, walks, open farms, water and land adventure centres, horse riding and sight seeing nearby.
• Please call us on 087 776 2662     email:

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It is always a pleasure to feature one of John Mulligan’s short stories here on This is one you will enjoy … a reality check when you think you are making ‘progress’

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Irish Rail – Boyle timetable


Boyle departure times to Connolly Station, Dublin from Sunday 9th 2018:
• Boyle to Dublin Connolly at 6.13, 7.39, 9.38, 11.38, 13.38, 15.38 and 18.36 .
• Connolly to Boyle at 08.00, 11.00, 13.00, 15.00, 16.00, 17.10 and 19.15.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Having trouble with alcohol?
Does your drinking worry you?
Is it causing you to get into unpleasant or dangerous situations?
Are family members complaining about your drinking?
• If the answer is “Yes” to any of the above questions then you may have a problem with Alcohol. For information on help and your local meetings, call 01 842 0700 or the Connacht Helpline on 091 767777
• Remember: “You are never alone.”

St. Joseph’s Parish Contact Numbers

Rev. Gerry Hanly P.P. 071 966 2218
Rev. Tito Abuda C.C. 071 966 2012
Parish Office & Sacristy 071 966 2643
Parish Office Hours: 9:30am to 12:30pm
24hr Duty Phone Number 086 826 2643
Parish e:mail

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.