Wednesday 4th May 2016


MK Financial Hot Topic #10

MK Financial

Hot Topic #10: Income Protection – Income Security for your peace of mind

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Lough Key Classic Cycling Sportive 8th May


pic source: Eddie Conroy

Final arrangements are being put in place this week for Sunday’s Lough Key Classic Cycling Sportive which will start and finish in Boyle. Curlieu Wheelers Chairman Eddie Conroy said this week that following the success of the last two Classics, this year’s sportive should attract a large number of cyclists to Boyle.

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Deal between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil?

At long last it appears we may get a government: Fianna Fáil is now set to abstain during votes for Taoiseach and the nomination of ministers. Fianna Fáil will vote oppose or abstain during votes of no confidence in the Government, as well as financial motions.
• The deal is also subject to acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny getting 58 TDs to back his government.

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LAOCHRA star for King House

The Count Poster

FRESH from her celebrated performance in Sunday’s Laochra spectacular in Croke Park, singer Lisa Lambe heads to King house, Boyle on Friday 13th May for another stirring 1916 commemoration.

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Roscommon Herald Update 3rd May


This week’s articles of particular interest to readers in the Boyle region of north Co Roscommon.

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Read the complete articles and many more in this week’s Roscommon Herald

Know Your Rights



I’m going to take some time off work to look after my children. What effect will this have on my contributions for the State pension?


Under the Homemaker’s Scheme, time you spend out of the workforce caring for children or a person with a disability can be disregarded when calculating your entitlement for a State Pension (Contributory).

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Know Your Rights: Boyle Citizens Information Centre provides a free and confidential service to the public. Tel: 076 107 6330, Elphin Street, Boyle.

Boyle Credit Union COFFEE MORNING

Boyle Credit Union will hold a Coffee Morning in aid of the RSPCA on Friday 13th May in the Credit Union, Green Street, Boyle from 11.30 until 2.30. All welcome

Boyle Golf Club – update 3rd May

Boyle Golf Updates

For this week’s update and the archive of past updates …

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St Michael’s GAA Sponsorship

St. Michael's GAApic source: Roscommon Daily [here…]

The club expresses it’s gratitude to Joe Simon Hardware for sponsorship of a new set of jerseys for the Intermediate team. St Michael’s -v- St Barrys in the first round of the Championship at Ardcarne Park next Sunday 8th May at 2pm.

Ardcarne Garden Centre

Ardcarne Garden CentreJob of the week: Plant up summer containers
what to do for your Flowers | Fruit & veg | Greenhouse | Around the garden …

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Ardcarne Garden Centres
Boyle – Tel: 071 966 7091  | Roscommon Town – Tel: 090 662 7700 | Email: | Open 7 Days

May Bank Holiday Monday morning in Boyle

“Full Irish” in An Craoibhín on Elphin Street | The first of many blossom trees 2016 – Callans on Cootehall Street | Repaint underway on Cootehall Street

Boyle GAA Update 2nd May


For this week’s complete update and the archive of past updates …

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Leaving Certificate English Higher Level 2016
Revision Day Saturday 7th May

Mary Donohoe Farrell wrote: My course teaches the necessary essay writing skills and the relevant notes needed for you the student to achieve your full potential.

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Margaret SMITH R.I.P.

The death has occurred of Margaret SMITH, Carrick Road, Boyle, Peacefully at Drumderrig Nursing Home, Boyle. Sadly missed by her family. Service in Church of Ireland, Boyle on Tuesday, 3rd of May, at 11.30am. Burial afterwards in Assylinn Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu to Presbyterian Church, Boyle, Local Fund c/o Mahons Funeral Directors, Boyle.

Coveney – a government this week

P5212592Simon Coveney © photo

‘I think we will have a Government this week’ – Simon Coveney predicts Enda will be Taoiseach by Thursday. Speaking in Co Cork today (Sunday 1st May) Mr Coveney (FG) said that he expects a deal between Fine Gael and Independents to be thrashed out in the next four days.“We cannot be sure and it could even be Friday.”

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Ronan O’Conghaile (Ardcarne Garden Centre) – Bluebells

Bluebells 2013realboyle photo taken in Derreen Wood May 2013

Ronan wrote: Sean, I had a walk this morning [1st May] in Oakport (Bluebell Wood). The colour is at its best now, and the bells are within about 3 or 4 days of being fully open. I estimate they will be at their best this coming Wed or Thursday.

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Ardcarne Garden Cafe – Sunday 1st May


Ardcarne Garden Cafe is fast becoming a favoured location for Sunday afternoon performances. Today we had country/light jazz/ middle of the road favourite songs with Margo Barrow, Mark Murphy and Cliona Quinlan. 2-5pm look out for future events here on

St. Joseph’s Parish Newsletter – 1st May


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Men in Tights | Men in Frocks

Cycle Against Suicidephoto source [here…]

The sub-text possibilities for the above photo could be a cartoonists dream … ‘Men in Frocks (ISIS) about to behead Men in Tights, and orange-coloured tops (LGBT?)’ … but let’s not go there! Instead let us applaud the 600 Cycle Against Suicide men and women for the part they are playing in highlighting the scourge and sorrow of suicide. “It’s OK not to be OK, but it’s really OK to ask for help”.

Vention require a Production Supervisor

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Reporting to the Production Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for the organization and supervision of a manufacturing area to deliver on business objectives. The successful candidate will have responsibility for leading, coordinating, up skilling and empowering a production team to deliver on department performance metrics.

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Lough Key Campsite now open


Extensive renovations (tiling, painting, electrical works etc) to the Services Block on the campsite are complete. The facility is in A1 condition and reopened on Friday April 29th.



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Another Weekend Special …

Grace, elegance and more from Jean Butler, who in 1994 with Michael Flatley gave love for Irish dance and our native culture to a world audience … forever!
You may remember Jean’s return to Ireland for “The Gathering” in 2013 …

Boyle Country Meats Bank Holiday Specials

Boyle Country Meats Specials

King House Tea Rooms now open

DSC02810Kerry, Dorothy Shannon, Dorothy, and Olivia

Saturday 30th April, 8am: King House Tea Rooms opened and I was delighted to be the first customer. The Tea Rooms will open every day (seven days a week) from 8am until late afternoon and specialise in breakfasts, lunches, teas and great coffee.


Dorothy Shannon … your host at King House Tea Rooms

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Tadhg TV – Update 30th April


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Community Games

The Community Games Sports Day will be held on Saturday, 7th May @ 3pm in the Abbey Community College Football Pitch. Registration from 2.30pm in Sports Complex.
Events: Any queries to Noel Scally 087 222 8466 or Catherine Carr 087 661 4651

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Tangier Tots Enrolment evenings

Tangier Tots will hold Open/Enrolment Evenings for Free Preschool/Playschool sessions commencing Sept 2016. Tuesday 3rd May 2016 6.30pm-8.00pm
For Parents of Children Starting School September2017 also Wednesday 04th May 2016 6.30pm-8.00pm For Parents of Children Starting School September 2018
For further information contact us at 071 966 4563

Hopkins maintains opposition to any boundary change

Maura Hopkins

Roscommon Senator Maura Hopkins maintains she will retain her opposition to any proposal to alter the boundary in the Athlone area. The newly elected member of the Seanad says she remains opposed to any move to bring part of Roscommon under the stewardship of Westmeath County Council.

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Ardcarne Garden Centre – 30th Birthday

20160429_175426Ronan O’Conghaile and some of the staff at Ardcarne Garden Centre

Ronan and staff at Ardcarne Garden Centre celebrated 30 years in business on Friday 29th April. Shannonside FM and the Joe Finnegan show broadcast live from the centre 9am to 11am offering giveaways and a great free draw for €2000 in prizes. James and friends played super music from 10am to 12pm and again between 5pm and 7pm. For this special Bank Holiday weekend the centre offers 30% off prices ofits vast stock of quality products

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The Anton Savage Show

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9am-12pm: The Anton Savage Show on Today FM from Lough Key Forest Park with Charlie McGettigan, Paul Harrington, Jungle Dave, Pat Shortt and more.
I had the pleasure of being interviewed during the show … listen [here…]

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Tony Conboy “An Oblique View” 29th April

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Always entertaining, always observant, Tony Conboy writes “An Oblique View” … a ‘must read’ on every week.
This week Tony articles include : New York, New York : Government Formation or Lack of It … 60 Days On : The Continued Rise of Trump : The Roscommon Herald Centenary Supplement : Sports References – Boyle GAA : Boyle Celtic’s Final League Game : Dublin Boss Kerry : Leicester City’s League Win

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The Anton Savage Show, Friday 29th April

Bedouin Marquee for Anton Savage

This unusual Bedouin-style marquee beside the L.Key Visitor Centre will be the location for broadcasting TodayFM’s Anton Savage Show, 9-11am Friday 29th April … all welcome !!


Roscommon Senators Quotes

Screenings Friday April 29th – Thursday May 5th

Carrick Cineplex

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Boyle Scouts – new Group Badge

Badge PresentationTrevor Conroy (Group Leader) presenting the first badge to Sophie Quinn (Scout Section)

New Group Badge has arrived!!

Boyle ScoutsPicture 2 shows the New Group Badge.

Trevor Conroy wrote: Earlier this year we ran a design competition asking our Youth Members to come up with ideas and designs for a Group Badge which would reflect our Boyle location and historically, our 2 Troops – 1st Roscommon and 11th Roscommon. The response was excellent with some great ideas and concepts put forward by all Sections.

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Mattimoes Bar For Sale or Lease


Mattimoes Bar & Lounge with 3 bedroom residential accommodation on Bridge Street, in the heart of Boyle Town Centre.
For full details, please call Gerry Mattimoe on 087 776 0212 – or auctioneers Smith Kelly Scott, The Crescent, Boyle

Derreen Wood Bluebells 2016


This year’s bluebells are coming along nicely. However, leaf growth is quite slow. Hopefully in about two/three weeks from now, the bluebells and greenery will be at their best.


Stewarts Blackstone Single Fly-Wheel engine on display


Following ground works completed in 2014 for a new installation at the Mockmoyne / Chapel Street junction, the concrete plinths now support the first section of the old Blackstone Single Fly-Wheel engine that generated Stewarts DC electric power for Boyle until ESB AC power became available in 1965.
The Blackstone engine was bought initially in 1932 by John Stewart for £420 and drove the generator for Boyle current. Boyle Chamber President Seamus Cooney acquired the setup for the Chamber from Ingrid Stewart and stored all behind his then Abbey Terrace house. More recently Boyle Chamber had the apparatus painted green and are now having it placed for display. Hopefully an onsite plaque will display the history of the machinery.

P0005823Blackstone Sales Literature and the original Tender Document

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Job Vacancies at Drumderrig Nursing Home

Drumderrig Care Assistants

Step it out Mary …


The contents of this Boles of Boyle shop window may remind you of the old song …
“Step it out Mary my fine daughter, Show your legs to the country man”

Job Vacancy at National Automation, Boyle

National Automation is looking for a Trainee In-House Technical Sales Person based in their Boyle Office. The ideal candidate needs to be Motivated with excellent interpersonal skills and a good phone manner. An Interest, Background or Previous experience in Electronics or I.T. is a must as after training the Role will have an emphasis on Sales and Tech Support on CCTV Cameras / Recorders and Networking of Same. Initially the position will be for a Fixed 3 Month Term but a Full Time role may be offered at the end of this Term to a Suitable Candidate.
Please send your CV by email ONLY to


Local business MoneyPlus has won the Title of Best Broker Connaught/Ulster 2016 at the recent Irish Brokers Association Life, Pension and Investment awards.
The Boyle/Sligo firm was presented with their award at the gala reception in the Mansion House in Dublin. Eamonn Kielty, Managing Director of the Company said “It was a real honour to make the shortlist of the LPI Awards for the second year running. The fact that we won the award this year is a great testament to the way we transact our business and to the dedication and professionalism of our team. Fellow Director Liam Cashell said; We fully recognise that without the support from our loyal clients this award would not be possible.

Belinda Mc Cauley, Manager, Moneyplus Boyle & Peter Hill , Senior Financial Adviser at the Boyle Office.

St. Joseph’s Church Choir


If you were one of the congregation at 11.30am Mass on Sunday 24th April you were agree that our new St. Joseph’s Church Choir performed magnificently and enhanced the ceremony gloriously. The depth of chording and multi-part harmonies sounded so wonderfully musical. A very special treat was the inclusion of Frankie Simon’s fabulous arrangement of the beautiful “Queen Of The May”.
• St. Joseph’s Church Choir is scheduled to perform at the 11.30am Mass on the fourth Sunday each month. I would highly recommend your attendance. You may also notice some minor changes to the ceremony as we move into the future

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“They Dared To Challenge”

They Dared To Challenge

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Invite TD’s to Boyle?

Boyle TD's

‘Pleasure Ground’ on way back to writer’s hometown of Boyle

Banner Pleasure Ground

Following a memorable and outstanding performance in Boyle last December, Fregoli in association with Boyle Arts Festival are delighted to bring the play Pleasure Ground back home again to Boyle on Saturday May 14th.  Boyle is of course also home town to the writer, Jarlath Tivnan and the director Maria Tivnan.

Fryers Indian & Fastfood Takeaway

Fryers Indian Takeaway

Sayed said “We are fully open for business and delighted live here in Boyle. We serve the town and surrounding areas with our wide range of Tasty Indian Meals as well as food from our extensive Fastfood Pizza & Takeaway Menu. We are fully registered and comply 100% with Food Safety Authority of Ireland regulations. We have very Special Offers for you Monday to Thursday … and a prompt Delivery Service.”

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Stewarts Oil – Energy Saving Tips

Stewarts Oil

• Service your boiler every year so that you have an efficient heating system
• Turn down the heating in living areas to 20C
• Set your heating system timer to turn on the heating 30 minutes before you get up and turn it off one hour earlier in the evening
• Don’t leave the hot water running unnecessarily.
• Attic and wall insulation reduce your energy bill while you remain cosy and warm.
• A full load in the washing machine is far more energy efficient than two half-loads, while setting the lowest water temperature is also recommended
If your boiler fails to operate as normal, call Stewarts Oil 071 967 0100. We can recommended a heating service engineer in your area or arrange a prompt delivery of home heating oil to you.

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For Sale or Lease

Hair & More

For Sale or Lease as going concern – Hair & More Hair Salon, Main Street, Boyle. For full details please call Tom Cunningham on 086 231 8734, or auctioneers Vincent Egan on 071 966 2464

Ardcarne / Chelsea Flower Show

“As part of our 30th Year Celebrations here at Ardcarne Garden Centre, we’re delighted to let you know that we’re organising a tour to visit the Chelsea Flower Show this May…”

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