Please support our Boyle Traders of the Day, 24th June, 2018
Tai Chi Chinese • Townhouse self-catering • An Craoibhín
The 9 at 9 Sunday 24th
St. Joseph’s Church Newsletter
GAA Car Wash – Saturday 23rd June
With the Cooney’s Boyle GAA Feile Team ramping up their team preparation for Feile Peile 2018, the boys took time out from their intensive training, and were on the forecourts of Cooney’s ready and willing to make your car look like it just rolled out of Cooney’s car showroom.
Cruinniú na nÓg: Lough Key Forest Park Saturday 23rd June 2018
This event was part of a national day of creativity for children and young people across the country. A huge number attended the event on a glorious summer’s day where a variety of child-centred events were free and activity-based, with plenty of opportunities for young people to get ‘doing’, ‘making’ and ‘creating’.
Parochial School – flag raising 2018
22nd June: I spent pleasant time enjoying the ambience, sports day medal awards, entertainment by pupils and the flag / pennant raising by Neil Stewart on the school’s new playground flagpole.
Well done to the school’s teachers Mardette and Daphne
Úna Bhán Community Notes
Anna Dodd (nee Lavin) R.I.P.
Anna Dodd (nee Lavin), Greatmeadow, Boyle and late of Ballyrush and Kilglass (June 22nd 2018). Peacefully in Abbey Haven Nursing Home, Boyle. Predeceased by her husband Vincent.Sadly missed by her daughter Margot, sons Luke, Mark, Damian and Fergus, grandchildren, Lawrence, Tim, Emmet, Eoin and Samuel, sons-in-laws Bill and Palle, daughters-in-law Roisin and Grace, relatives and friends. R.I.P Reposing at her residence, 19 Meadow Vale, Greatmeadow, Boyle on Sunday June 24th from 2 o’clock until 6 o’clock. Funeral arriving to St.Joseph’s Church, Boyle on Monday the 25th for mass of Christian burial at 1 o’clock. Burial afterwards in Ballyrush Cemetery
Eamon Moran R.I.P.
The death has occurred of Eamon Moran, Maple Drive, Boyle. (June 21st 2018). Peacefully at Drumderrig Nursing Home, Boyle. Sadly missed by his loving wife Maura, daughters Ann, Joan, Una, Paula and son Joseph, grandchildren, sister Kathleen Butler (Elphin) sons-in-law, brother-in-law Sonny Gallagher (Athlone) nephews, nieces relatives neighbours and friends. R.I.P Reposing Mahon’s Funeral Home. Boyle Sunday evening June 24th 4 o’clock until 6.30, Removal to St.Joseph’s Church, Boyle arriving 7.o’clock. Mass of Christian burial on Monday morning at 11 o’clock. Burial afterwards in Assylinn cemetery.
Emma Lazarus at the Statue of Liberty.
“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”
Kelly’s Londis – Massive Sale – Friday 22nd June
Fr. Ray Kelly – 2018 semi final Britain’s Got Talent
Just A Thought…
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Boyle flowers 2018
Customer Service Course for Seasonal Staff
A Customer Service Training Course organised by Role SKillnet will take place at Boyle Enterprise Centre on Monday June 25th 9.30/1.00. The course is aimed at businesses employing seasonal staff. Course content includes, Customer Service Transaction Model, Understanding Customers, Going the extra mile, Building rapport, Communication skills, First Impressions and Handling challenging situations. Cost per person €40.00 discounts apply for 2+ participants. For more information or to book places please email info@roleskillnet. Role Skillnet are based at Boyle Enterprise Centre and provide funding and support for training in private businesses.
Iarnrod Eireann – rediscover the joy of the train
Boyle Athletic Club
Scorching sunshine is on the way
‘Heatwave’ will send temperatures soaring to 29C. Summer is back. The country is set to bask in scorching sunshine with temperatures predicted to soar as high as 29C next week. The weather is set to gradually improve day by day, until Ireland could experience real heatwave conditions.
Mary Mc Keon R.I.P.
Carrick Cineplex – Screenings for the week
More Boyle Flowers 2018
… and more photos to follow …
Ardcarne Garden Centre – Plant Event
Feighan welcomes €156,000 LEADER funding to develop former Cootehall Garda Station
Senator Frank Feighan has welcomed a LEADER funding allocation of more than €156,000 to develop the former Cootehall Garda Station in North Roscommon into a landmark community space and international literary attraction.
The New Roscommon Writer Award – King House, 19th June
Helen Grehan, winner of the 2018 Award with writers / authors Gerry Boland and John Mulligan. In his address, the Awards judge John Mulligan thanked Roscommon Co Council, the awards supporters Roscommon Herald and Shannonside Radio as well as the many who entered prose writings this year. “The standard was so high”, John said “There was only the ‘breath of a sheet of paper’ between many of the submissions”
John Mulligan author and awards judge, Cllr Orla Leydon Cathaoirleach Roscommon Co Council, Gerry Boland author and M.C. for the Awards ceremony
The NEW ROSCOMMON WRITING AWARD is organised as part of the county’s literature development programme. It is funded by Roscommon County Council and The Arts Council, and supported by the Roscommon Herald and by Shannonside FM. The winner (Helen Grehan) receives a monetary prize of €500 and will have the winning entry printed in the Roscommon Herald. It will also be broadcast on Shannonside FM. Four runners-up receive €50 each.
Neil Tully – “Shapeless”
Louise Cole – “Mondays Unexpected Locomotion”
Liam Tanaiste – “The Mob That Howls”
Anne Wynn – “The Brown leather Case”
Helen B Grehan – “Richard’s Return” (overall winner)
Pat Cregg – “Civil War”
Pat Cregg – “Sharkey”
Anthony Baggott – “The Herald Notes”
Anthony Jones – “One Good Turn”
Rory Nevin – “The Controller”
Roscommon Solstice Choir in concert
On Friday 22 June 2018 Roscommon Solstice Choir will be in the intimate surroundings of Farnaght Church of Ireland in Co. Leitrim. Opened in January 1871 this beautiful church was part of the Lough Rynn Demesne of Lord Leitrim. Now in need of upkeep, this concert is part of the local fundraising effort. With soloist Roscommon Rose 2018 – Eimear Reynolds. Tickets ONLY €10 are available locally and on the door (subject to availability). Seating is limited. All welcome.
Farnaght (Co. Leitrim) Church of Ireland restoration fund concert on 22 June 2018. Roscommon Solstice Choir committee members Eddie Kiernan (Stage Manager), Eimear Reynolds (Musical Director), James Hoban (Chairman), Catherine Murray (Secretary), Andrew Reynolds (Musical Director) and Liam Byrne (PRO) with concert organisers Steve Frost, Margaret Lawrence and Rev. Lynda Frost.
Irish Rail Changes
Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail advises customers of a number of changes to services this summer from Monday 25th June to Sunday 26th August. All affected services will be reinstated from Monday 27th August. The changes reflect reduced demand for some services during the summer period, and ensure that special trains for matches, concerts and other summer events can be provided within existing driver resources.
- 16:00hrs Dublin Connolly to Sligo (currently Monday to Sunday) will operate on Friday only
- 16:30hrs Sligo to Dublin Connolly (Sunday only) will not operate during this period
Boyle Chamber Lotto Results – Monday June 18th 2018
Numbers drawn: 6, 7, 16, 22
Jackpot winner: None
Match three winners: P. Tarmey, Peter & Brendan, F. Feighan, A. O’Donnell
Thank-you to all who support the draw.
Next draw Tuesday June 25th 2018 at 11.00pm in Creighton’s Bar (Party Night). Jackpot €14,890
Thank You … from Scoil na nAingeal Naofa
Roscommon Herald – 19th June
Summer Concert – St Michael’s Church, Cootehall
A Summer Concert (Choral works by Bach and Handel) will take place in St Michael’s Church, Cootehall on Saturday 23rd June at 8pm, featuring two local choirs, the Serendipity Singers and the Nightingals, with conductor/soloist, Ilse Lubbers and accompanist Anne Kielty.
• Tickets at €10 can be purchased at the door or from choir members. Come and enjoy a delightful evening of music.
Carrick-on-Shannon – Rosebank Retail Park
The Toon Team
Boyle Golf Club Update
Xtra Mile Valet Centre at Stewarts Oil, Boyle
Saturday 16th June: Ann McQuaid Haulage came in for a hot foam wash and wheel polish on the SCANIA. Check out the video …
Sunday 17th June: Main Street to Xtra Mile Wash & Valet at Stewarts Oil
Will these trees fall into the river?
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Pope Francis in Knock and Phoenix Park – How to Get Tickets:
Would you like to be in the Phoenix Park for Mass with Pope Francis or at Knock Shrine for the Angelus with Pope Francis? If so, you can book a ticket online (only online) at www.worldmeeting2018.ie from Monday 25th June 2018. Every person wishing to attend one of these events MUST have a ticket. Before deciding which event you would like to attend, please consider transport, length of day etc. www.gov.ie/popeinireland has clear information and lots of FAQs. Take some time to read through the information before logging on to book your ticket on 25th June. Group bookings of up to 50 people will be permitted so you may wish to book as a parish group or as a large group of family and friends.
Without Hope or Dignity – Boyle Workhouse in Famine Times
My forthcoming book is in its final stages of completion.
I have linked up with an Australian Museum, (Hyde Park Barracks ) in Sydney who have sent me on some wonderful information on 52 young orphan girls, aged 14-18, who were ‘volunteered’ and sent off to Sydney in 1848 and 1850.
From Boyle they travelled by a Bianconi coach to Dublin and then on to Plymouth by ship where they then boarded a large sailing vessel the Tippoo Saib/Digsby with 200 other girls from all over Workhouses in Ireland.
This was the Earl Grey scheme (an attempt by the authorities at the time to balance the male/ratio and fares were paid by British/Australian governments. The scheme was one of the few that lost little or no passengers en route as they girls were well prepared and kitted out for their epic voyage. In total approx 4168 orphans left and made the harrowing 100 days journey, many of whom were never in a position to return. The orphans were of course never outside of the Parish of Boyle so its easy to imagine their anxiety and fear. Most had a fractured life rearing large families (8-12 children) in very remote countryside.
I hope to launch my book in October., but I have still ‘room’ for ‘good news stories’ from descendents of Boyle people (and its surrounds) who had some association with that period. There are a number of drawings I will have in the book and I enclose one by Michelle Simon
regards, Barry Feely
Úna Bhán Community Notes
Today’s Menu – Open Table Restaurant – on the Crescent, Boyle
Tony Conboy’s “An oblique view” update
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Fallen tree in St. Joseph’s Church car park
How about ‘rotten to the core’? oops !!
Strong winds – Thousands without power
Around 35,000 homes, farms and businesses have been left without power because of strong overnight winds. There were gusts of up to 100 kilometres per hour in Longford, Leitrim and Roscommon, with a status yellow wind warning in place.
Thank You from the Blood Transfusion Service
There are 44,158 images on my Flickr website. During the month of June 2008 I published 242 photographs. Locals will probably recognise all of the faces and places and agree that many seem to be just as they were then.
Boyle Chamber Lotto Results – Monday June 11th 2018
Numbers drawn: 8, 20, 22, 24
Jackpot winner: None
Match three winners: M. Smith
Thank-you to all who support the draw.
Next draw Tuesday June 18th 2018 at 11.00pm in The Patrick’s Well. Jackpot €14,760
The new addition was welcomed to the refurbished/ fully kitted Boyle Fire Station on Marian Road..
The group photo includes Roscommon Co Council Chief Executive Eugene Cummins, Ros Co Council chairperson Cllr Orla Leydon, Roscommon Fire Chief John Kane, Roscommon Co Co Services Director Pat Murtagh, Boyle Station officer Darren O’Flaherty, Cllr John Cummins, Representatives of the Co Fire Service and Westward Garage sales representatives
The ‘old’ engine that has served us so well will be upgraded and will return to Boyle as a driver training vehicle and backup fire tender
Mulryan Construction have 10 new quality-built houses under construction on Station Road, Boyle. The development includes 6 two storey and 4 bungalow homes.
• Speaking with developer Danny Mulryan, he said the development was conceived over two years ago and through the good offices particularly of Boyle man Derek Caldbeck and our Co Manager Eugene Cummins, the project got underway just a short few months ago.
• Station Road will become a highly sought-after living area, and is one of just two such developments in the county at the moment.
Boyle Flowers 2018
‘Strip and Dip’
Xtra Mile Wash & Valet at Stewarts Oil, Mill Road, Boyle
Boyle Arts Festival Saturday 28th July
Bernadine Casserly will be joined by pianist Anne Kielty, for a very special lunchtime concert in the Church of Ireland on Saturday, July 28th. Bernadine has performed all over Europe with Frankie Gavin’s De Dannan and Anne is the pianist and Musical Director, with Boyle Musical Society.
Irish border concerns – Boris Johnson
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said concerns over the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic are “pure millennium bug stuff”. He said fears about the border were out of proportion.
“It’s so small and there are so few firms that actually use that border regularly, it’s just beyond belief that we’re allowing the tail to wag the dog in this way,” he added.
Labour’s Ian Murray, a supporter of the People’s Vote campaign for a second referendum, said: “Boris Johnson is utterly shameless.”
‘Celtic U-13’s Crowned Champions
Sligo Leitrim Boys U-13 Division 1 League Final … Boyle Celtic 2 : Merville United 1
Murphy calls on Minister Harris to address failings in paediatric audiology services as a matter of urgency
Fianna Fáil TD for Roscommon/Galway Eugene Murphy has called on the Minister for Health Simon Harris to urgently address the failings identified as part of the review of paediatric audiology services provided in more than 900 cases by one audiologist in Mayo and Roscommon from 2011 to 2015 which may have left some children with lifelong impairments. RTÉ Investigates this week highlighted the fact that the Health Service Executive is to apologise to almost 50 families in Mayo and Roscommon for serious failings in audiology services provided to children.
Boyle Flowers 2018 – Úna Bhán
Grange National School – Co. Roscommon successes – Soccer & Basketball
Mandy said “It’s work in progress and I hope it helps people smile'” Mandy setting flowers on The Crescent on Thursday 7th June …The spirit of volunteerism is alive and well in Boyle.
Feighan welcomes major 350 jobs boost for Sligo
Senator Frank Feighan has welcomed a major 350 jobs boost for Sligo following the announcement of a new regional operation centre by Abtran, a specialist provider of services in sectors including government, transport, utilities and financial services.
“The new Sligo operations will be based at Finisklin Business Park in Sligo and will be up and running later this year.
“Abtran is already well established in Ireland and already employs more than 2,000 people in Cork, Dublin and Kildare as well
“This a massive jobs boost for Sligo and I welcome the Abtran CEO’s endorsement of the continued need to support national and regional economic development wherever possible.
“I wish Abtran well in its endeavours and this new regional centre will provide a huge boost to Sligo’s economy.”
Manual Handling Instructors Course
Manual Handling Instructors Course QQI Level 6 – June 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st
A five day Manual Handling Instructors Course QQI Level 6 will take place at Boyle Enterprise Centre in June. The course will provide participants with the knowledge and skill to provide manual handling training and to manage workplace risks.
Course content includes Legislative requirements, Anatomy and back care, Ergonomic principles and risk assessment, Manual handling principles and techniques, Planning and design of manual handling training programmes, Delivery of manual handling training.
Course dates June 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st. Times 9.30/4.30. Cost €550.00 per person. For more information or to book places please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 071 967 3440. Other upcoming courses include Barista Training, Supervisory Management, Time Management & Advanced Excel. Role Skillnet are based at Boyle Enterprise Centre and provide training support and funding for businesses.
2018 Flowers in Boyle
With some notable exceptions, flower displays around town have been late this year. At last, I will have an opportunity to publish photos of our 2018 Flowers in Boyle, starting with this one-of-two window boxes at AnCraoibhín on Elphin Street.
There are almost fifty events to choose from in the ten day calendar of art, music, drama, film, comedy, spoken word, children’s events, workshops and literature. The official Boyle Arts Festival programme for 2018 will be launched in a few weeks time and the Festival office will open its doors on Monday, July 9th. You can still beat the rush though, by visiting www.boylearts.com and viewing all of the artists there.
Carrick-on-Shannon #1: Dublin Road, Main Street, Bridge Street on Thursday May 31st, 2018
Clarke’s Bar & Restaurant
Lough Key visitor area – May 28th 2018
Bright in places and dark in others, warts and all, here is my little video spin around the Lough Key Visitor Area on Monday May 28th 2018, as captured using my Samsung S8 Smartphone
Archbishop says Catholic Church must ‘ruthlessly’ examine its role
Senior Catholic bishops acknowledged that the Church must “ruthlessly” examine its place in a society that has changed hugely in recent years. Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin admitted many people would see the referendum result as an indication the Catholic Church in Ireland is regarded with indifference today by many and has a marginal role in the formation of Irish culture.
Sean Carty Cars, Mockmoyne, Boyle
Social Dance Classes
Social Dance Classes in Tawnytaskin Community Centre on Wednesday nights at 8.30pm. Teaching of Jive, Slow-Waltz, Old time Waltz, Quick-Step, and Fox-Trot. All Welcome no Partners required. For more details contact Colette 087 266 6423
‘Number of years’ before Carrick bypass begins
Shannonside News: The €80-million scheme that links to Dromod-Rooskey bypass to Cortober was shelved in 2009 amid the country’s financial crisis. Shay O’Connor, a senior engineer in the Leitrim council’s roads department, accepts it’ll be several years before Carrick’s traffic problems come to an end.
The Town House, Main street, Boyle – EARLY BOOKING OFFER!!
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Parking cars and pumping gas
It is always a pleasure to feature one of John Mulligan’s short stories here on realboyle.com. This is one you will enjoy … a reality check when you think you are making ‘progress’
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 firstname.lastname@example.org