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Lough Key Parkrun August 19th

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P8192030This morning’s core group
P8192148Deirdre Parnell is one of the L.Key core group parkrunners, a motivator and an inspiration to all

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Courtyard Market – Heritage Day 2017

Heritage Day 2017 - Courtyard MarketCourtyard Market (Grounds of King House)
Saturday 19th August … celebrating Heritage Week, Laurence Prenderville has a wonderful display of High Nellie Bicycles, a ‘heritage’ Triumph motor bike and this beautiful BSA from ‘way back when’.

P8192155Sheila sells – every Saturday morning at the market – stop by for great product and a friendly greeting !

“Stereo Bytes” … AKA the Wiggins Brothers – great music, thank you boyos

400 ‘Goldwing’ motorbikes parade in Carrick

The bikers and their families are on a three day visit to Co. Leitrim for the second time. They will hold a “nation’s parade” though Carrick-on-Shannon this Saturday (19th August) afternoon at half past two when they will display flags and colours form the various counties involved.

British spies are keeping tabs on potential extremists in Ireland

The Journal.ie report: BRITISH SPIES ARE keeping tabs on a number of persons of interest within Ireland. They say that Ireland’s position geographically makes it an area that needs to be monitored by foreign intelligence.

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Galilee Community

taize prayer

You are invited to TAIZE PRAYER in Galilee Community, Tintagh, Boyle (just off the N4) on Friday, August 25th, 9-10pm
Phone: 071 966 4101  email:  galilee2000@eircom.net   website: http://www.galilee.ie

Basic First Aid Course at FRC

CPRBoyle Family Resource Centre : Thursday September 7th 2017 : 9.30am to 5pm : €60 per person.
Trainer: James McLoughlin, Absolute Safety. On successful completion of courses, each participant will receive a Certificate issued by Absolute Safety

The Gardens, L.Key Forest Park

Celebrate world honey bee day this Saturday with a jar of Ireland’s finest honey. “Our honey is produced on site and contains only 100% natural honey.”

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Update Friday August 18th – Thursday August 25th

Úna Bhán Community Notes, 18th AugustUnaBhan

ARCHAEOLOGY BUS TOUR: Bus Tour on Saturday 26th August, leaving from King House, Boyle at 12pm. Visiting Drumanone Dolmen, Moygara Castle, Clogher Stone Fort, The Four Altars and Urlaur Abbey. To book a place call Úna Bhán Tourism on 071 – 966 3033

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King House

Monday 21st August: See Michael Bell from www.naturelearn.com open his moth trap to reveal what wonderful creatures can be found flying around the grounds of King House during the night while you are asleep. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. This event will take place on  in the grounds of King House from 11am to 12pm, followed by Michael’s Nature walk 21st August, 12pm to 1pm in the Pleasure Grounds adjacent to King House. See what bugs, creepy crawlies and wildlife you can find living in the park and along the river.


PLEASE NOTE: Due to a bad Sunday 20th weather forecast, Boyle Summer Show 2017 has been rescheduled for SUNDAY 27th AUGUST

Boyle Summer Show PostponedAileen wrote: Due to the impending inclement weather on course to hit Ireland on Sunday, the Summer Show committee have had to make the difficult decision to postpone this year’s show until Sunday week 27th August. Please accept our apologies, but the safety of all our competitors, spectators and volunteers is paramount. It would be most unlucky if we have the aftermath of another hurricane hit us next week!. The Show will go ahead on 27th with show jumping, mounted games, spaniel All Ireland, dog show and lots of side shows and craft stalls.

Thomas (Tom) NEVIN R.I.P.

The death has occurred of Thomas (Tom) NEVIN, Cloonlish, Castlerea, father of Catherine Mattimoe,Boyle.
Reposing at McDonagh’s Funeral Home, Castlerea on Thursday evening from 5:00pm until 7:30pm. Funeral arriving to the Church of The Immaculate Conception, Ballinlough on Friday for Funeral Mass at 12 noon with interment in Teamhair Cemetery
May He Rest In Peace

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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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The death has occurred of James (James Patrick) KEANEY

James (James Patrick) Keaney, Highwood, Co. Sligo, August 16th 2017. Peacefully at his home in the tender care of his devoted wife and surrounded by his family. Predeceased by his sister Mary Brennan. May James Patrick rest in peace
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Got an email from Revenue?

Emails with the subject line “tax refund” – which are claiming to be from Revenue – are targeting people in the Roscommon and Galway areas, with the senders seeking out their debit and credit card details.
“They are bogus and are not being issued by the Revenue Commissioners,” said Communications Minister Denis Naughten.

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Fears for future of Roscommon tourism office

Shannonside News: The tourist office in Roscommon town could be in danger of closure if it doesn’t receive some state funding. It iss currently based in Roscommon County Museum and is run by 12 volunteers and is open six days a week, but doesn’t receive any money from Fáilte Ireland.

Abbey Community College students exceeded 500 points

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Leitrim Observer report: Staff at Abbey Community College, Boyle wish to congratulate all their Leaving Cert students on a wonderful set of results.
David Harding (Principal) and Frank Colohan (Deputy Principal) told www.leitrimobserver.ie “With many students exceeding the 500-point mark it and many others exceeding their own expectations, it was wonderful to see the work put in by students and indeed our wonderful staff coming to fruition.

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Boyle Courthouse – The Judge’s Bench – 16th August 2017

Boyle Courthouse - Judges BenchFreshly varnished with new curtains – fabric sourced at Taylors Interiors and made up by Skirma in Boyle

Boyle Model Railway – Wednesday 16th August – tracks are being laid

Boyle Model RailwayRealboyle.com will feature loads of photos  of the new rolling stock over coming days

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British govt rules out border posts

Avoiding check points or any other physical infrastructure on the Irish border is the UK government’s number one priority when negotiating post-Brexit arrangements for its only land frontier with the EU.

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Boyle Model Railway update

Extensive works have been ongoing on the courtroom area of Boyle Courthouse for quite some time, including the construction of a large platform on which the model railway will be built. The Courthouse committee have employed the services of Neville Reid – an expert model railway builder. Neville has started building our model railway based on the current Iarnrod Eireann service and it is planned to have an open day as soon as practical to view progress for what will be an ongoing development.
P8152018Neville Reid carefully laying tracks for Boyle Model Railway – Tuesday August 15th
P8152016The first engine being tested our Boyle Model Railway – Tuesday August 15th

Michael Archer R.I.P. Funeral Arrangements

Service at 12 noon on Thursday 17th August, Church of Ireland Parish Church, Green Street, Boyle, with burial afterwards in Aughanagh Parish Church Cemetery, Ballinafad, Co Sligo. House private please. Garden flowers only please. Donations in his name to a charity of your choice

Knock will be prepared for a papal visit

Ocean FM news: Preparations are underway for a papal visit to Knock next year. The Pope is expected to visit Dublin for the World Meeting of Families in August 2018 and the Parish Priest of Knock Shrine says while they don’t know if he will visit the West – they’ll prepare for it just in case.

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Read current and breaking news in this week’s (Boyle-based) Roscommon Herald

Roscommon Herald 15th August

The death has occurred of Michael Archer R.I.P.


Michael Archer died Monday August 14th morning in the Galway Clinic surrounded by his grieving family.
Michael was a treasured member of the Boyle community, a loving husband, father, grandfather and had a wide circle of friends. He was an engineer of renown and had an encyclopaedic knowledge of how things worked and had a particular ‘outside of work’ interest in botany.
Funeral arrangements to follow
May Michael’s gentle soul Rest In Peace
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Circus Corvinni at Drumderrig House Nursing Home

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The Corvinni Family Circus delighted Drumderrig residents and staff with an excellent, perfectly performed set of gymnastic, juggling and humorous acts on Monday August 14th. The Corvinni family circus were in Boyle and deservedly attracted large audiences at their three public performances in the GAA practice ground in Abbeytown.

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Services at Boyle Primary Care Centre to commence next month – Feighan

Senator Frank Feighan has said that services at the new Boyle Primary Care Centre will now commence in mid-September. “The original target date for the centre to be operational was the end of August but I have now been informed by the HSE that the handover date of the Boyle Primary Care Centre to the HSE is Friday, September 1st with services to commence in mid-September. 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. Boyle Primary Care Centre will be the base for the Boyle Primary Care Team and network services, which includes dental services.

The Primary Care Team will offer a variety of services such as public health nursing, occupational therapy and physiotherapy. A number of Health and Social Care Network services will also be delivered from the Primary Care Centre. This includes 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 facility is a very positive development for the town of Boyle and the wider North Roscommon area.

I extend my very best wishes wish to all the management and staff who will work at the new centre.”

Well known Boyle trio

Mike Jnr Smith, Ann Young and Sean Young pictured on Monday August 14th in Drumderrig Nursing Home


Lidl appeals against refusal for Carrick store

Shannonside News: Lidl is appealing against Leitrim County Council’s decision to refuse planning permission for its controversial new store in Carrick-on-Shannon. The new outlet was widely opposed in the town, but the German supermarket giant has brought its case to An Bord Pleanála.

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Boyle Family Resource Centre

Boyle Family Resource Centre

Tuesday 15th August 9.30am to 5pm: Basic First Aid incorporating CPR – Cost €60, Trainer James McLoughlin. Absolute Safety, Booking essential

Workplace Safety Course – Fetac Level 4

A three day Fetac Level 4 Workplace Safety Course takes place on August 16th, 17th and 25th in Castlerea. Cost per person is €195.00. Part funding may be available Participants will develop an awareness of health and safety in the workplace, acquire skills to perform their role in a safe manner, understand the importance of health and safety legislation, develop knowledge of internal safety equipment and procedures and understand the importance and methods of hazard identification. Successful participant will receive a QQI level 4 Certificate in Workplace Safety
• For more information or to book places please email info@roleskillnet or call 071 9673440 / 086 2039182. The course is organised by Role Skillnet, Training Network.

Coleman Traditional Festival 2017

23rd – 27th August at the Ceoláras Coleman, Gurteen, Co. Sligo

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Roscommon Local Enterprise Office


Dates: Mondays: 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th Sept : Time: 6.30pm – 9.30pm : Venue: Abbey Hotel : Cost: €40
Programme is aimed at: People thinking of starting their own food business or in the early stages of start-up and includes people who are hoping to progress their food hobby into a sustainable business.

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Boyle GAA – Sean Daly Memorial Cup final

Congratulations to Shannon Gaels on winning the Sean Daly Memorial Cup final. It was a very competitive match with some great football played by both teams. Thanks to Paddy and Monica Daly & family for presenting the cup. Thanks to the teams who took part and to all who were involved in hosting the competition. A special word of thanks to Aileen Daly for her assistance and to Tony Murphy for taking photos at the final.

Joint ticketing for Boyle Attractions

Joint ticketing is now available for visitors to King House, Lough Key Forest Park, Boyle Abbey and Arigna Mining Experience. Get a discount if you purchase another ticket for any of the other attractions. It is hoped to have Boyle Model Railway added to the ticketing system when it is up and running. With the assistance of Martin Lydon and Mary Mullins from Roscommon Co Co and the management of the four venues, the joint ticketing initiative is now live.

Realboyle.com – supporting Boyle Enterprise

Boyle Enterprise Centre offers a quality working environment with enterprise space options for all stages of business development – whether you are a techie, a creative, a commuter, a remote worker or an entrepreneur. Based in Boyle with a great ‘can do’ community spirit, the enterprise centre incorporates everything you would expect from a premium class business location – the complete package!
Competitive fees cover most property overheads – this will make budgeting straight forward. Call the centre today on 071 967 3100 for a rate card. “We aim to offer the best value space in the area.”
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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

Lough Key Parkrun 12th August

P8121839Sarah. Liza, Adrian and Daniel are regular L.Key parkrunners

P8121823Marie Walsh brought her daughters on this morning’s run … this little lady for her first run, while her pre-teen sister Ellie has completed the parkrun many times

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Lady available for work in Boyle

Lady available for Housekeeping, Cleaning and Child Minding  – Garda vetted –  in the Boyle area. Please call 087 953 2131

New ‘Welcome to Boyle’ Signs

Greatmeadow, Mockmoyne and the Warren Green area will be graced with these attractive new signs. They are ongoing additions to the street sign project initiated some years ago by Cllrs Frank Geelan, Raymie Maughan and Boyle Town Council. It will always be a pity that Town Councils were disbanded … its councillors were voted on to the local authority by the people of the area.

Eugene Murphy TD says “waiting time is outrageous and simply unacceptable”

Fianna Fáil TD for Roscommon/Galway Eugene Murphy says that it is outrageous and simply unacceptable that some 5,880 people aged over 75 have experienced a wait time of more than 24 hours in a hospital Emergency Department.
The HSE’s Service Plan for 2017 set a target that all attendees aged 75 years and over at Emergency Departments would be discharged or admitted within 24 hours of registration.

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Ardcarne Garden Centre Beekeeping Event

Ardcarne Plantsplus Garden CentreJoin Eamonn Tubman, Chairman of Digges Beekeepers Association for introduction to Beekeeping
• This will be a FREE Customer Event – ALL WELCOME

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


Boyle Summer Show 2017

A ‘best-ever’ Summer Show is planned for Sunday 20th August in the GAA Training Grounds, Abbeytown, Boyle.
• Photo: The Stewarts Oil Perpetual trophy for the All Ireland Spaniel Championship and the Golden Rainwater Harvesting trophy. These are just two of the many trophies and prizes that will be awarded on the day.
• Trophies supplied by Geelan Trophies, Boyle.

Dog-ShowTrophies supplied by Geelan Trophies, Boyle

Bridie’s Blossoms blooming beautifully

Bridie Gallagher shares her gift for growing with us as we view her blossoms across the river at Abbeytown Bridge



Job vacancy at Feelystone, Boyle

Mechanical Maintenance Fitter Required … Feelystone, Greatmeadow, Boyle have an immediate vacancy for Mechanical Maintenance Fitter for their site in Boyle.
The role includes plant maintenance, emergency breakdown repairs, installation and other asset maintenance.
• The ideal candidate should have at least 3 years experience and be flexible, hardworking and dependable.
• Please apply directly to Ann Green on agreen@feelystone.ie or phone 071 967 0809 with any enquiries

Job Vacancies

Boyle Group Scheme Ltd have vacancies for the following positions: Support Worker, Caretaker and General Operatives
• All candidates applying need to have Dept. of Social Protection eligibility status
• Apply together with your C V to Boyle Group Scheme Ltd., St. Joseph’s Resource Centre, Abbeytown, Boyle, Co. Roscommon or email boylegroupscheme@eircom.net

Boyle Celtic

Lisa wrote: “Boyle Celtic will have another Youths Registration evening this Wednesday 9th Aug for all Boys and Girls, in the Clubhouse. This year we will have our first U12 Girls team. All new and existing members welcome.”

Boyle Parochial School – down with the old wall


A new wall with a natural stone front will be built as replacement for the one demolished Tuesday August 8th


Boyle Camogie update

Eithne wrote: “Boyle u6’s & u8’s are super excited at becoming Television stars this afternoon. (Tuesday August 8th)
RTE Junior are coming to the Abbey Park, Boyle to film our younger camogie players for their series of “Kidspeak”. ‘Kidspeak’ is a series of 175 x 30 second films which give a chance to youngsters to show RTÉ viewers what they like to do. Keep your eyes on RTÉjr. this Autumn for a chance to see our little Camógs.
Filming will be between 2:45pm & 4pm this afternoon. Fingers crossed for a little sunshine to show off the girls and the Abbey Park at it’s best!!!”

Boyle Basketball Club update

“Hi all hope the summer break is going well. As the basketball season is coming upon us we are looking for new members. Our ladies team are recruiting new members for the up and coming season so if you have played basketball and looking to get into it come and join our team. Also our underage section is going from strength to strength so we are now looking for coaches to help us with our ever increasing numbers. The youth are the future of our club so we need help to keep basketball alive in our town. So if your interested in any of the above just let us know!”

Evening Sun – Monday 7th August

DSC00558The N4 viewed from the Drum Bridge

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Garda Open Day – L.Key Forest Park Monday 7th August 2017


The day was dry, sunny, full of spectacle, good cheer, and a hugely successful first Garda Open Day in the Park
Long gone are the days when there seemed to be a gap between our Gardai and the public. Nowadays, thankfully ‘Community Policing’ is the mantra for our excellent young and not-so-young Gardai – male and female – we can feel safe and well protected by an educated, caring police force.
Things I didn’t know until today
1. the Belgian Malinois police dog can run at 40mph and jump up to 10ft high
2. The Garda Boat rib shown is powered by dual 125 horsepower engines.
3. You can protect your smartphone if has been stolen from you … and much more …
P8071736Gardai with Louise Fitzpatrick, manager L.Key Visitor Centre
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Tai Chi Court Restaurant – Open 7 Days 5pm to 11pm

Tai Chi Court Restaurant

Mayo/Roscommon Hospice Bag Pack at SuperValu, Boyle.

A total of €2,756.75 was collected at last Friday and Saturday’s bag pack in SuperValu. Many thanks to all of you who contributed so generously, our loyal volunteers for helping and, of course, SuperValu for allowing us this opportunity.
• Boyle Hospice Support Committee.

Alan Flynn Plumbing & Heating

Alan Flynn Plumbing & Heating

Royal Hotel – Did you know?

Following on from “Royal Hotel, Boyle – the future”, my valued source has informed me that Roscommon Co Co employees have carried out works to secure the building from intruders

Royal Hotel, Boyle – the future

Roscommon Co Council own the Royal Hotel on Bridge Street. Local councillors have been informed that council officials are currently seeking consultants who will offer suggestions as to what might be done with the building and the site. If consultancy fees exceed €6,000, three quotes will have to be sought.
• The consultancy process is one that will take time, bearing in mind that public money will be spent and that the site is a very important one in the centre of town.
• Comment from a valued source suggests that further information will not be available this side of Christmas 2017

Fabulous on St. Patrick Street


Vandals at Doon Shore

Ann wrote: “At the Holiday Home some scum bags have ripped a lot of the fence down and used it for a fire ! The finest of timber – ittook some strength to rip it down. Such a shame and a disgrace … even took the large stones off the walls to sit on! We put some of them back but what can I say!

The Moylurg Inn along and Mattimoes Bar present Rock the Clock 2017!

Our aim is to present the town of Boyle a fun filled Bank Holiday Weekend.
• Friday: Starting next to the clock this Friday night Sligo man Deano Shambeano will kick the festival off in style with an excellent live set.
• Saturday night sees the multi award winning band Twisted Ninja rock outside Mattimoes. Then at 11pm catch our fireworks display from the bridge! Or if you would prefer an inside gig, The Ledgends will be rocking the Moylurg!
• Sunday sees the family fun day on the crescent. Bouncy castles, corn hole, face painting, BBQ and much more will take up residence on the crescent so bring the family along! Then at 6 we will have the duck race in the Boyle river followed by tug-of-war on the bridge! Closing the festival will see the Mongrals next to the clock and Jukebox 35 in Mattimoes. So come along and enjoy the weekend courtesy of the Moylurg and Mattimoes!
On a side note, the Garda have agreed to close Main Street on Saturday night for the music and fireworks and Sunday for the ducks and tug of war. Please note, if you live close to the town, bring your pets inside so they don’t get scared of the fireworks. Here’s to a great weekend!!

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

Arigna Mining Experience

Recently I had the pleasure of taking the excellent Arigna Mining Experience tour with Jennifer – one of my daughters, and can confirm that if you are looking for a day out with a difference, Arigna will appeal to you. Former miner Michael Flynn brought us through a section of the former coal mine and explained to our tour group how the mines operated and showed us the almost impossible, scary conditions in which the miners worked. HSE would have had a field day! Nevertheless, the miners, their families and the Arigna area prospered while surrounding areas had none of Arigna’s wealth.

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Discover North Roscommon

20170803_065732The new brochure invites us to discover North Roscommon and features essential and interesting information on four of the regions attractions: Arigna Mining Experience, Boyle Abbey, King House and Lough Key Forest Park
• There is a 20% OFF the four attractions with a special joint ticket. Tickets are available at each attraction

Boyle company secures contract with major US store

20170802_080042Slugs and Snails on Cootehall Street, Boyle

Roscommon Herald report: A major retail contract has been secured with US department store Nordstrum at its Rhode Island Centre. “Slugs and Snails began in Boyle Enterprise Centre and last year had a turnover of €100,000. The company manufactures tights for children up to six years of age. Their customers include Hollywood actor Chris O’Dowd and Ron Wood of the Rolling Stones

House cleaner available

She came to Ireland from Poland some years ago and is now happily a Boyle resident. She has a number of house-proud clients and would love to add you to her customer base. Call now on 085 127 4829

Self Care to Wellness course

A Self Care management course for people living with an on-going or long term health condition will be available in Boyle  – if there is a demand for such a programme.  It is a 6 week programme for 2.5 hours and will cover topics such as:
• Getting a Good Night’s Sleep
• Managing your Medication
• Problem Solving
• Dealing with Health Care Professionals
• Diet & Exercise etc.
The programme is delivered by two facilitators one of whom must be living with a health condition.  If you are interested please contact Jackie on 083 847 8076 or email selfcaretowellness@rsg.ie or if you would like to meet and discuss the value of such a programme then please let me know and I will come and  do a small presentation/talk to a group or have a one to one phone conversation.

Roscommon Herald – read by Boyle diaspora worldwide

Buy your copy of this week’s Roscommon Herald today – produced and edited in Boyle


St. Joseph’s Church Newsletter for August 2017

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SuperValu and Tesco Scams

SuperValu and Tesco have issued warnings to Irish shoppers about the fraudulent scams you may receive as text message on your phone or computer. The supermarket chains have warned Irish consumers of a hoax competitions being shared online.
• These warnings were issued last year, but Vodafone still allows the scams through and charges you for the texts.
SuperValu wrote: “It has been brought to our attention that a scam competition is running asking fans to complete a survey and share the post to be in with a chance of winning a €750 SuperValu coupon. We can confirm that this is not legitimate and we advise not to interact with the post.”
Tesco wrote: “It has come to our attention that an SMS is being circulated with a link to a spam competition.. Tesco Ireland does not have any association with this company and we had no involvement in this competition.”

Boyle Arts Festival 2017

Sunday 30th July: Today marks the final day for what has been very successful and highly enjoyable BAF 2017. ‘Full House’ notices at many of the performances will hearten the organising committee while several Boyle traders enjoyed a welcome increased footfall.

• On Saturday 29th I anxiously attended my first ever “Landscape Drawing Course” conducted by Michael Wann in Abbey Community College. Another first was to handle a stick of charcoal and attempt a drawing as this photo shows. An apt title might be “It ain’t no work of art” … but one has to start somewhere !

St. Joseph’s Hall

The new entrance steps, wheelchair ramp and fire doors


Úna Bhán mural in Boyle

Friday 28th July: Painting the Una Bhan mural is proceeding beautifully on Quarry Lane, behind Better Buy.  The artist is Friz (Marian Noone) who has been commissioned and funded by Roscommon County Council, Roscommon Leader


“Homeward Bound”


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

Boyle Celtic Youth Committee Statement

Boyle Celtic Youth Committee would like to make it clear that the Boyle Celtic Youths are remaining in the Sligo Leitrim Youth Boys/Girls League for next season and for the foreseeable future.
The age groups from U18’s and below boys and girls will still participate in Sligo Leitrim league and cup competitions.
The Boyle Senior team will be moving to Roscommon league next season.

Boyle – a heritage town … ?

Boyle is frequently referred to as a heritage-type town. Indeed we can boast plenty of examples justifying the heritage town title. However we could have more, and you dear reader may have suggestions that might be included in our Town Plan. Two simple-to-organise ideas have been suggested to me in the past week …
1. Town Crier: The late Ned Kelly was a very fine Boyle town crier as he marched through the streets announcing upcoming events of interest and caught attention ringing that brass bell of his. By the way the bell is still in Boyle and is now the property of a popular retired publican.
2. Street Performers/Buskers: Sean O’Neill from Rooskey spent several hours on Tuesday 18th July singing and playing his handpainted Martin Guitar at locations around town. In Dublin, Grafton Street traders are happy to have a variety of performers ‘doing their thing’ outside their premises, and visitors to the area will be familiar with the large audiences they draw. New York’s Grand Central Station, Dublin Airport and many other places promote similar public performances.


Boles of Boyle

Boles of Boyle

Lough Key Forest Park 17th July

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Joe Simon Building Supplies

Joe Simon

Clarke’s Bar & Restaurant –  Opening Hours


Friday 14th July Lunch – Garnished Leek & Onion Bangers and Mash with a small portion of vegetables (as requested) – delicious!!

Tony Conboy’s “An Oblique View” – 13th JulyTonyConboyAnobliqueView

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Tony wrote: “Last week I talked of the letters project running in The Sunday Independent. I also mentioned that I had received a copy of an old letter from a friend abroad, John McLoughlin. The letter was written by his Corrigeenroe grandad to that man’s daughter Annie in the U.S in 1941. It was thanking her for some helpful support presumably financial. The sentiments expressed by such a senior man aged 76 are pretty unusual for his time (and much later even) and the range of subjects he covers gives the letter a socially significant picture of that period.”

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Feighan – Boyle Primary Care Centre opening August 21st


Senator Frank Feighan has confirmed that the new Boyle Primary Care Centre will be operational from Monday, August 21st next.
“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 17,000 square foot two-storey building, on the grounds of the Plunkett Home, will offer GP suites, consulting rooms, dental services, physiotherapy and occupational therapy suites along with a separate dental wing.
Mental health outpatient clinics, paediatric physiotherapy and occupational therapy and ophthalmology clinics are among the other services which will be located there.
The centre will also provide a range of employment opportunities. Currently, posts for facilities management for the Boyle Primary Care Centre are on the Aramark website http://jobs.aramark.ie/category/careers/ – under the healthcare category.”
Contact: Senator Feighan, 086 833 1234.

Boyle Convent of Mercy – Lest We Forget

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Stewarts Oil : order now to keep cosy & warm all through the year

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Boyle Diary, courtesy of Úna Bhan Tourism

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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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