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Dodd’s Trad Session – Friday
Phone scam sweeping across Ireland
The scam is a ‘premium call back’ scam designed to have people return missed calls which are charged at extremely high rates.
Thought for the day
Perfection is not optional – Good ain’t good enough.
Boyle Credit Union … Thursday 19th
International Credit Union Day … Joe Finnegan, Shannonside FM will broadcast live from Boyle 9am to 11am. The Neston Cup will be on display and refreshments all day
Fotofit / Brothers of Charity visit to exhibition of Photographs
• Wednesday 18th October: I had the pleasure of accompanying the Fotofit / Brothers of Charity group to the highly recommended Portrait of a Century Exhibition in Collins Barracks, Dublin. We are an active, friendly group who meet regularly to discuss aspects of camera use and matters photographic.
• The Exhibition is the story of Ireland from 1916 to 2015 told through the faces of its people with photographs by Kim Haughton. Each photograph represents the birth year of the person in it and the series as a whole spans a one hundred year time frame from 1916 to 2015.
CIE Tours International
Neil wrote: “The final CIE Tour of this Season will arrive in Boyle next Sunday 22nd, at approx 4.30pm. There are no CIE Tours planned for next year for Boyle. Instead, they will visit the Arigna Mining Experience and Carrick-on-Shannon.”
Facebook/Twitter Updates from our local politicians
Minister Denis Naughten [Facebook…][Twitter…] Eugene Murphy TD [Facebook…][Twitter…] Michael Fitzmaurice TD [Facebook…][Twitter…] Senator Maura Hopkins [Facebook…][Twitter…] Senator Frank Feighan [Facebook…][Twitter…] Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan MEP [Facebook…][Twitter…] Mairead McGuinness MEP [Facebook…][Twitter…]
Elizabeth (Patsy) GANNON R.I.P.
Know Your Rights: Flu vaccination
Feighan congratulates Boyle native Paul Young on Emmy nomination
Senator Frank Feighan has congratulated fellow Boyle native Paul Young whose animation studio Cartoon Saloon has just been nominated for an Emmy for their Irish children’s TV series, Puffin Rock.
“This nomination is another recognition of Cartoon Saloon’s huge standing within the industry internationally. Kilkenny-based Cartoon Saloon is already a twice Academy Award and BAFTA nominated animation studio which was co-founded by Paul Young, who is company CEO.
Now, the company’s very successful Puffin Rock series is among the nominations for the International Emmy Kids Awards, which were announced yesterday by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The children’s TV series, which airs on Nick Jr, RTE Jr and Netflix, has been a huge international success and has been dubbed in 28 languages.
Puffin Rock also has another strong Boyle connection as the series is narrated by well-known actor, Chris O’Dowd.
I wish Paul and the Cartoon Saloon team the very best of luck at the International Emmy Kids Awards, which will be presented in Cannes in April 2018.”
Contact: Senator Feighan, 086 833 1234.
Last thoughts on Storm Ophelia
We were lucky in Boyle. The town was as empty as Italia 90 or Christmas Day while the forecast “bigger wind than Storm Debbie” simply did not happen. A small number of trees and quite a number of branches fell but some of our golden autumn leaves are still to be seen.
• All schools will be closed again today – Tuesday 17th October following Storm Ophelia
Counting the cost of Ophelia in this area:
• Almost every business shut for several hours
• A few trees fell and had to be removed
• Ophelia: Leitrim County Council have advised motorists that the traffic lights in Leitrim Village are out of order.
Met Eireann got a helluva scare some years ago when they failed to spot the approaching Fastnet Boat Race storm disaster. Met’s forecast for the effects of Ophelia were accurate, but not for the Boyle area.
Roscommon Herald 17th October
Saturday/Sunday 14th/15th October
John Joe Nerney mural unveiling in Abbey Park, Saturday 14th – 16 photos
Aideen Rushe & Michael Reynolds – The Bazaar First Anniversary, Saturday 14th – 26 photos
Walk, Run & Roll Cancer Research Fundraiser – Sunday 15th – 33 photos
Facebook, Word, and Excel Training at Boyle Enterprise Centre
Facebook, Word, and Excel Training will take place at Boyle Enterprise Centre as follows:
• Microsoft Word (Intermediate) Wednesday October 25th
• Microsoft Excel (Advanced) Tuesday November 7th
• Facebook for Business Tuesday November 14th.
For more information, course content, or to book places please email email@example.com call 071 967 3440. Courses are organised by Role Skillnet, Training Network. Role Skillnet are based at Boyle Enterprise Centre and provide training support and funding for businesses
Is my car insurance void if I drive in a red weather alert?
INSURANCE IRELAND HAS advised that motor insurance cover operates AS NORMAL today and is not impacted by the weather conditions.
The clarification comes after a post on Facebook and Twitter was doing the rounds stating that car insurance is void if the motorist drives during a red weather alert. This post is not correct.
Boyle GAA Club Update 16th October
Run, Walk and Roll
Over 350 people came out in the dry weather and took part in the annual run for Cancer Research in Boyle on Sunday 15th October 2017. Everyone who particpated enjoyed their day and their 5km run/walk. The first woman home was Michelle Lannon and the first man home was Gerard Sheeran. Both young and old came out to support cancer research and ‘Niamh’s Journey There’. Full updates on funds next week
Carrick Cineplex Friday 13th – Thursday 16th September
Male Breast Cancer
Tony Conboy – An Oblique View
Tony wrote: “I dip my toe back into the pool by returning to the ‘Oblique View’ again after some time otherwise engaged. I’ve been walking around it, getting diverted, having tea, bringing ‘in’ turf, had a walk and so on but if I’m to do it I have to take the plunge. The Bard with Macbeth; “If it were done when ’tis done, then ’twere well It were done quickly”.
Realboyle comment: “Like wearing a familiar shirt/coat/pair of shoes, Tony’s presence here on realboyle.com is an assurance that all is well with the world (in general) and that a welcome comfort zone is being revisited.
Roscommon council staff to strike
Shannonside News: Staff at Roscommon County Council are set to take industrial action in two weeks time in a dispute over flexible work practices. In July, the longstanding row appeared to be settled after the Labour Court’s intervention.
Boyle resident Gerry Emmett
Gerry Emmett at the Boyle Golf Club Centenary in St. Joseph’s Hall, Boyle Saturday 29th October 2011. Now 6 years later, Gerry still looks the ‘dapper gent’ and is undoubtedly one of Boyle’s great characters. Gerry and his ‘long-suffering’ wife Phil 🙂 own and manage an excellent Bar & Restaurant ‘An Craoibhin’, on Elphin Street, Boyle
Positions Available – Flexi Part Time cleaners – Ballymote
Aishling wrote: We have numerous positions available for experienced cleaners for the new primary care centres opening soon in Ballymote :
• Ensure all designated areas are thoroughly cleaned
• Ensure all equipment is used and stored as necessary
• Ensure regular checks of equipment and report any deficiencies
• Check equipment is safe and working
• Carry out extra spring/deep cleaning tasks as required
• Comply with the Health and Safety Regulations and Fire Policy. Report hazards to Management
• Maintain component hygiene standards
• Follow company or component policy in dealing with customer comments or complaints
• Participate in company training to improve your standard of performance
• Suggest areas of improvement and take any corrective action, as required
• Carry out any other reasonable instructions of the ARAMARK management
• Ensure that clothing, including footwear and headgear, and personal hygiene is of the highest standards at all times
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with CV stating relevant experience and suitability for this role.
Credit Card cyber attack
Shannonside News: Supervalu, Centra and Daybreak customers warned after credit/debit card cyber attack.
• Musgraves say its still not clear when a major cyber attack happened. The group which owns SuperValu, Centra and Daybreak confirmed its been the victim of a malicious software attack, targetting credit/ debit card details but claims there’s no evidence that any data’s been stolen.
• Investigations by the Gardai and the Data Protection Commissioner are continuing.
Church of Ireland Supper Social
Sean Brennan and band will perform at The Four Provinces, Rathallen, on Friday October 20th from 9pm for the Annual Boyle Church of Ireland Supper Social. All welcome.
The Sports Complex
Boyle Musical Society – “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”
Karen Gordon, as Narrator has one of the lead roles in this year’s spectacular musical “Joseph…” that will be performed in St. Joseph’s Church 23/24/25th November
Rehearsals are now in full swing three times each week. The main roles have been cast and I will be delighted to publish realboyle.com photos over the coming days and weeks
Sheep killed by dogs …
Boyle Garda report: Four sheep were killed and a number of others injured by dogs in the Kingsland area on Saturday night/Sunday morning. Dog owners are asked to please make sure their ‘pets’ are locked up or indoors, especially at night. Occurrences like this are both cruel and devastating. Even normally mild dogs can become killers when roving in a pack.
N4 Funding, Castlebaldwin to Collooney
There are high hopes this morning that the money for the new N4 route between Castlebaldwin and Collooney will at last be included in today’s budget. If the N4 funding is announced, it will be a major milestone in a long campaign for the upgrade of a dangerous stretch of road on which about 30 people have lost their lives in the past three decades. The project, estimated to cost in the region of €100m, is expected to be part of an overall budget allocation for capital investment.
Realboyle.com supports Boyle Enterprise Centre
Boyle Enterprise Centre is one of a number of favoured venues for meetings and events in Boyle as well as the Sports Complex, St. Joseph’s Hall, King House, St. Joseph’s Resource Centre (Abbeytown), The Moylurg Room (L.Key Visitor Centre) and Boyle Library. Regular club meetings are held also in King House Tea Rooms, The Moylurg Inn, Daly’s Lounge, The Patrick’s Well Pub, GAA clubrooms and Boyle Celtic clubrooms
The aim 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 email@example.com
Sunday in October – autumn leaves
Back in what some have described as the ‘hay day’ of a vigorous organisation, Boyle Chamber of Commerce hosted and paid ‘mega bucks’ for a study of the town by a group of architectural students. Several detailed drawings and a magnificent 3D model of a ‘future Boyle’ were left here and were on display in King House for a short while. Sadly the drawing and 3D model are now ageing in storage, out of sight and possibly never referred to.
Now that the Chamber and its sibling Town Team will shortly have €100,000 government funding at their disposal it is reasonable to hope that plans made several months ago may be actioned and progressed.
Does Boyle have the x-factor?
Westport has the x-factor: Despite the economic recovery, many regional towns across the country, particularly in the west, are still in decline, with shops closing and young people leaving for opportunities elsewhere.
• Simon Wall, an architect with Mayo County Council with responsibility for Westport, said the town’s development had stemmed from a single, clear plan. Simon Wall was guest speaker at a meeting in Lough Key Visitor Centre some years ago and gave an informative, illustrated presentation on the ‘secrets’ of Westport’s success.
Boyle’s plans for a ‘scattered hotel’
A Galway consultancy firm has been appointed to carry out a feasibility study with a view to creating a ‘scattered hotel’ in Boyle, and ten properties in the towncentre have been identified for phase one of the project.
Thursday 26th January: Damien English, Minister of State with responsibility for Housing and Urban Renewal at the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government hosted a meeting with representatives of the Boyle Albergo Diffuso Alliance in his office in Dail Eireann. The project already has the support of Roscommon County Council as well as a critical mass of property owners in the town.
Christmas Club now open at Brogans Pharmacy
Townhouse Self Catering, Main Street, Boyle
For Information and Bookings, please call Peter on 087 776 2662
It’s out!!! The new Moone Boy book
It’s out!!! The new Moone Boy book hits the shelves today, along with some gorgeous illustrations from Cartoon Saloon. And the good people at Macmillan sent over a bottle of booze to finally put an end to the nightmare of sober baths – so that’s me done for the day!
Castle Island, Lough Key – a winter view
Credit Union scores a Number One
Filming in Boyle – The Legend of Úna Bhán
Continuing on from a number of film crews visiting and ‘shooting’ material in the Boyle area, I suggest there is material for another still-to-be-made film in the area … The Legend of Úna Bhán … “MacDermott was the Chieftain of Moylurg, a Celtic Kingdom in North Roscommon. He had a beautiful daughter, Úna Bhán – so named because of her long blonde hair. His neighbour was Tomas Laidir Costello, a good and sincere man, handsome and strong. Úna Bhán and Tomas Laidir fell in love and wished to marry but MacDermott would not allow the marriage because he believed Tomas Laidir was not good enough for his daughter. Tomas Laidir was banished from the area and MacDermott had Úna Bhán confined on Castle Island, Lough Key, then called “The Rock”, which was located in the centre of MacDermott territory.”
Drumanilra Farm Kitchen wrote :-
Remembering the Armada – Clayton Hotel Sligo
Lovely footage of this year’s festival in Streedagh & Grange…
September 21st 1588 / Friday 22nd to 24th September 2017 : The Remembering the Armada ceremony provides a fitting end to the Celtic Fringe Festival, and takes place annually on Streedagh Beach, which is located along the Wild Atlantic Way in Sligo, Ireland.
Every year, locals and visitors alike assemble at Streedagh to pay tribute to the lives of Spanish Armada sailors, 1,100 of whom died on the beach in 1588.
Award for Londis, Boyle
SiarScéal Festival 2017
SiarScéal Festival 2017 Friday and Saturday, 20th – 21st October in Roscommon County Library. Full details, including times, venue, programme of events and how to get there have been posted online. There is also a festival brochure that you can download and share, or keep some place that is handy.
Ardcarne Garden Centre
The Centre will host a FREE Mini Garden Design Consultation every Wednesday from 4th October until 25th October commencing at 11am until 12.30pm. Bring along photos and an outline sketch and get 30 minutes of ideas and inspiration from our professional Garden Designer on how to create your perfect garden.
Boyle Primary Care Centre – opening delayed again
Senator Feighan has expressed disappointment that the opening of the new Boyle Primary Care Centre has been delayed for a second time.
“The HSE’s confirmation to me that the Primary Care Centre will not open now until November is very disappointing.
The centre was due to open at the end of August but after a delay, the HSE then announced early last month that the doors would open next Monday, October 9th. Unfortunately, we now have another delay and the facility will not be operational until early November.
I understand that there are no significant difficulties in relation to completing the project and this is about tying up loose ends. However, the HSE need to be more definite before announcing opening dates which do not materialise.
I am now keeping the pressure on the HSE to ensure that the new Primary Care Centre will open as soon as possible in November.
It is important to remember again that this state-of-the-art health centre is a very positive development for the town of Boyle and the wider North Roscommon region.”
Contact: Senator Feighan, 086 831234.
Halloween mid-term break in Boyle …
Fancy a frighteningly good Halloween mid-term break in Boyle / Lough key, at a very nice price??
• Stay with us for an Autumn / Halloween midterm break in The Townhouse self-catering apartments, Boyle.
• Nearby, experience all the scares and spills of Halloween at the themed Lough Key Forest Park. Lough Key is offering wonderful Halloween events for all ages and festive spooky entertainment, ranging from spooky treasure hunts, pumpkin carving, Halloween costumes, scary movies and ZIPIT -or- simply experience the wonderful autumn scenery and walks the park has to offer.
Don’t be disappointed … book your THRILLLING experience in our newly-presented Townhouse self-catering, now!!
• Contact Peter by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Boyle Musical Society
Former Convent of Mercy Residence & Chapel for sale
Ardcarne Garden Centre
Near Strandhill 27th September
King House Christmas Fair 2017
This year’s Christmas market will be held on the 1st and the 2nd of December – Friday night 1st December 5pm to 9pm and all day Saturday 2nd December 10am to 7pm.
Craft traders are invited to apply for a table in our long gallery in King House.
Preference will be given to crafters that produce/make their own crafts.
Important Notice: Knock Parish Church and Apparition Chapel will be closed from Monday 2nd October until April 2018 for necessary refurbishment works. Masses will take place in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel and the Basilica during this time. Find out more about Mass times and locations here: http://bit.ly/2wLWbTA
Boyle Musical Society “Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”
Sunday 24th September: Boyle Musical Society held registrations and an initial rehearsal for over 50 children who will be a section of the cast for the society’s production of “Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” that will be staged in St. Joseph’s Church on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 23rd, 24th, 25th.
Frankie Simon plays Trad & Original Irish Music on Guitar
Frankie wrote: “It’s approx. 24 years since I recorded an album called “Slipstream”, a CD of trad tunes on guitar. I‘ve now released a 26-track downloadable album online only. The album is called “Ireland West Guitar” consisting of 26 tracks of trad and original tunes, which could be described as trad with a slight “edge”. Underneath the video, there is a link to my website and all 26 tracks, some of them assisted by the masterful playing of Paul Gurney (Accordion), Matt McGranaghan (fiddle) and Paudraig McGovern (Pipes).”
Ardcarne Garden Centre Newsletter
Irish Rail: “We’ll consider special Longford-Sligo trains”
Permission granted for Stewarts Distillery
Thursday 21st September: Neil Stewart told me this morning that he is delighted to announce that Planning Permission has been granted to establish a distillery on the site of the former Stewarts Mill, Boyle, subject to 18 conditions.
• When up and running, the distillery will provide additional employment opportunities in the area, and add to Boyle’s worldwide reputation as a centre of excellence
• I understand that some well known screen personalities may be associated with the project
• Details to follow
Gaelic Chieftain – Wednesday 20th September
Brogans totalhealth Pharmacy
Townhouse self-catering, Main Street, Boyle
Spend your mid term, the festive period or just a lovely getaway break in the lovely heritage town of Boyle. The Town House is a perfect venue for a self catering holiday. Luxurious two and three bed apartments finished to the highest standards that can sleep comfortably a family of 5 and 7 and groups of 12. Great for friends, families or groups spending time away together … or need that extra space in town for visiting families or friends!
• Contact: email@example.com : Peter : 087 776 2662
LOOKWELL Dry Cleaners – Special Laundry Offers
Run Walk n Roll 2017
The 22nd annual Run Walk N Roll 2017 in aid of Cancer Research will take place on Suday the 15th of October from St.Josephs Hall Boyle at 3pm.
It’s a 5.4km Family Fun Run/Walk for all ages and abilities. The theme of this year’s Run is “Fight back against Cancer” so that we all come out and fight back against it together, both for Niamh and anyone else who benefits from the funds raised for Cancer Research in Ireland. All funds raised go towards Cancer Research and this year there will be a percentage donated to “Niamh’s journey There” fund. In excess of €160,000 has been raised for Cancer Research in Boyle, through this event over the last 21years. Hopefully these funds have helped people through their journey with Cancer and will benefit Niamh on her journey in this difficult time.
Any individuals or organisations who wishs to bring colour and humour to the event are encouraged to do so such in Fancy dress. A bed is available for anyone who wishes to bring back the novelty of the bed push.
Entry is on the day and refreshments will be served afterwards.There will also be a member from the Irish Cancer Society on the day providing information on Cancer Awareness.Sponsor cards available.
For more information contact Damian Regan on 086 394 2388
Boyle Celtic under 13
Yeats take the points with early goal…. By Ronan Flanagan
• Sligo Leitrim Boys U-13 Division 1 League
• Boyle Celtic 0 : Yeats United 1
• Yeats United’s early goal made the difference as they defeated Boyle Celtic in the second match of the Sligo Leitrim Boys U-13 Division 1 League.
Boyle Primary Care Centre to open its doors on October 9th
Senator Frank Feighan has received confirmation from the HSE that the new Boyle Primary Care Centre will open its doors on Monday, October 9th.
“ 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 facility will be the base for the Boyle Primary Care Team and network services, including dental services, public health nursing, occupational therapy and physiotherapy, 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 centre is a very positive development for the town of Boyle and the wider North Roscommon area.
I extend my very best wishes to all the management and staff who will begin work there in a few weeks time.”
Contact: Senator Feighan, 086 833 1234.
Carmel’s Skincare & Beauty, The Crescent, Boyle
Boles of Boyle
Stewarts Oil – Monthly Draw
Galilee Community – Tintagh, Boyle (off the N4)
MINDFULNESS MEDITATION each Monday evening in Galilee Community at 7pm
We are reminded continuously to search out opportunities to achieve greater mindfulness in our lives? Years of research and experience have proven that the practice of mindfulness can have a powerful influence on our health, wellbeing and happiness. Our fast paced lifestyles make it seem that the world is moving too fast and we are unable to keep up. Mindfulness seems to be at least one way of helping us cope. Mindfulness helps us to de-clutter our life and bring about a greater clarity in our thoughts and actions.
Boyle Food Partnership
Boyle Food Partnership was established in July 2017, following the realisation that some households are experiencing food shortages due to a lack of money.
• Our food supplies are limited and available to those most in need, those who are going without today … not to replenish a cupboard for an unidentified rainy day.
• We look forward to serving you. If you or anyone you know is going without food due to economic or other hardship, please let them know we are up and running and ask them to get in touch. We will help as best we can.
• This service is confidential. Tel 071 966 3000 or text 086 738 7910. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or Facebook messenger Poverty and Homelessness. All messages will be responded to on the date of receipt.
Clarke’s Bar & Restaurant, St. Patrick Street, Boyle
Stewarts Oil : order now to keep cosy & warm this autumn & the winter ahead
Tai Chi Court Restaurant – Open 7 Days 5pm to 11pm
River Lane, Barrack Lane or whatever is its correct name – it looks great at night from Boyle Bridge.
Joe Simon Building Supplies
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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