Padraig Butler R.I.P

Padraig died peacefully at University Hospital Galway. Following an illness borne with great dignity and courage. Beloved only brother of Mary Kennedy (Dublin), Patricia O’Dowd, (Sligo) and Therese Brady (Sligo). Sadly missed by his god children, Alison, Niamh, Rachel and Patrick, brothers in law Sean, Seamus, and Gerry his aunt Teresa, nephews, cousins and a wide circle of great friends.
• Reposing at his home 33 Curlew View, Boyle on Friday 26th August 6pm – 9pm.
• House private on Saturday morning, arriving at St. Joseph’s Church for mass of Christian burial at 1 o’clock. Funeral to Assylinn Cemetery immediately afterwards.


King House Event

Saturday Aug 27th: Author, Journalist and Carrick-on-Shannon native Ronan McGreevy will unveil the latest addition to the Connaught Rangers exhibition at King House Museum in Boyle. The latest collaboration between Boyle’s Men’s Shed and the CRA is a very detailed model depicting the attack by the 6th Battalion Connaught Rangers on the German held fortification in the French village of Guillemont on the morning of September 3rd 1916.
The attack on Guillemont was one of the many engagements that made up what later became known as the Battle of The Somme that went on from July until November 1916 on the western Front in northern France and which cost so many lives on both sides. What is significant is that the Rangers successfully captured the village and one man, Pte Thomas Hughes from Co Monaghan received a Victoria Cross for his part in the action. Significant locally is that a number of men from Co Roscommon, Co Sligo and Co Leitrim were present at the engagement and a number lost their lives.
• An invitation is extended to all who wish to attend the opening at 2.30pm in King House or those who wish to view it at anytime afterwards.


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Ardcarne Garden Centre

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Job of the week: Prune summer-fruiting raspberries
Once summer-fruiting raspberry varieties like ‘Malling Jewel’ have finished fruiting for the year, it’s time to prune them. Cut back all fruited canes at ground level after harvesting, then select six to eight of the strongest young canes per plant and tie them in 10-15cm apart onto their supports. Remove any remaining weaker stems at ground level. PS/ Don’t forget to net autumn fruiting raspberries so the birds don’t get all your fruit!
For current ‘what to do info’ – Flowers: Fruit & veg: Greenhouse: Around the garden, and more, please click on the link below …

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King House Tearooms Mini Breakfast

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This is the menu item Mini Breakfast custom-cooked and exactly the way I like it … yes, I request the tomato kinda ‘over-cooked’ for flavour. Include Tea and Toast and a friendly welcome and all for less than €7 … now that is value and ‘feel-good’ all wrapped up together, followed by a parting ‘have a nice day’ wish. Call in for your breakast Monday through Saturday from 8am – Sundays from 10am.


Bike Hire & Guided Tours start from King House

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Available now from a base on King House grounds, David Gunning and www.Trailcycling.ie offer bike hire and guided tours of the town and region.  Trailcycling.iePh: 086-8586225 : Email info@trailcycling.ie. Advance booking is required for guided tours.

 


Feighan welcomes visit of Health Minister next month to officially open new €6m Endoscopy Unit at Roscommon Hospital

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Senator Frank Feighan has welcomed the confirmation that Health Minister Simon Harris will officially open the new €6m Endoscopy Unit at Roscommon Hospital on Thursday, September 8th.

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Angus Buchan to preach in Boyle?

• Boyle Whispers has been informed that there is now a movement to “Stop preacher Angus Buchan from preaching homophobia and misogyny in Boyle!” Buchan speaking to a mixed sex audience in Kilkenny urged wives in the audience to be more “feminine” and not to criticise their partners. Buchan has been banned from speaking at a similar event in Scotland.
• Boyle Whispers is so far casting doubt on the rumour that preacher Angus Buchan is interested in forming a cult HQ in the now derelict Royal Hotel building!

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Ireland’s Insurance Claim Culture

An interview on Newstalk Radio has revealed some alarming statistics relating to the 70% hike in car insurance premiums
• 80% of claims are for whiplash injuries, while in France a mere 3% are for whiplash. Apparently, doctors have difficulty separating real from dubious claims for whiplash
• €15,000 is the average amount awarded in courts here compared to €5,000 in the UK
• Legal entities claim 60% of awarded amounts as fees for pursuing cases
• Legal entities in the UK are unhappy that the UK proposes to abolish money awards for whiplash in favour of covering care costs. If this comes to pass, solicitors will not be able to claim for money fees  as they do at the moment.


Heritage Week events

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All week: King House has a variety of exhibitions: 300 Years of History Museum – Connaught Rangers exhibition, President Mary McAleese collection, Maureen O’Sullivan exhibition, children activity sheets. For Heritage Week children are admitted free accompanied by an adult.
Friday 26th at 8pm: In Ardcarne Church of Ireland Ardcarne Cemeteries Committee present an illustrated talk by Alf Monaghan on Monastic Ireland – A Gift of the Nile, tracing Mediterranean and North African influences on early Irish Christianity.

 


Ann Wynne’s Classes

Stott Pilates: Classes starting Wednesday night, 7th September 7pm – 8pm
Total Body Tabata: Classes starting Wednesday night, September 7th from 8pm – 9pm
Pilates Sport: Classes starting Thursday morning, 8th September from 7am – 8am
For any more information or to book please contact Ann 086 308 8873

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Autism: 4 week Free Training Course

Middletown Centre for Autism are returning to King House, Boyle this September, Offering parents of children with Autism a 4week Free Training Course starting mid September. Booking is essential. Follow link to book a place.

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Forget about the Olympics – the big news item this week is the CAO offers

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Boyle Summer Show – Dog Show Results

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Boyle Dog Show was held on last Sunday – 21st. August in conjunction with Boyle Horse & Summer Show at The Showgrounds, The Warren, Boyle with over 40 dogs competing for the prizes.

Results are as follows …

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Connaught Rangers event in King House

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On Saturday Aug 27th 2016 author, Journalist and Carrick on Shannon native Ronan McGreevy will be unveiling the latest addition to the Connaught Rangers exhibition at King House Museum in Boyle. The latest collaboration between Boyle’s Men’s Shed and the CRA is a very detailed model depicting the attack by the 6th Battalion Connaught Rangers on the German held fortification in the French village of Guillemont on the morning of September 3rd 1916.
The attack on Guillemont was one of the many engagements that made up ,what later became known as, the Battle of The Somme that went on from July until November 1916 on the western Front in northern France and which cost so many lives on both sides. What is significant is that the Rangers successfully captured the village and one man Pte Thomas Hughes from Co Monaghan received a Victoria Cross for his part in the action. Significant locally is that a number of men from Co Roscommon, Co Sligo and Co Leitrim were present at the engagement and a number lost their lives.
This model depicting the attack is the latest in a very successful collaboration between the Connaught Ranges and Boyle Men’s Shed and an invitation is extended to all who wish to attend the opening at 2.30pm in King House or those who wish to view it at anytime afterwards


Manchester United Supporters Club

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The opening meeting for this season of the Manchester United Supporters Club – County Roscommon branch, will take place on Tuesday 6th September at 9pm in The Patrick’s Well pub in Boyle. This is the branch’s 20th year in existence. All new members are very welcome.
For additional details please contact Padraig on 086 819 4343


Minion Live Stage Show

St Joseph’s Hall, Thursday 25th August – a special back to school treat – Show time 7pm
First time event back from a sell out UK Tour

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Marilyn’s Blog update 23rd August

Marilyn's Blog GraphicMarilyn wrote: “We are all precious beings and deserve only the best that life can give us, so Please look after your mental health”

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Roscommon Herald 23rd August

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• Roscommon Colour Run : The annual run is scheduled for Sunday 11th September, Lough Key Forest Park at 1pm. The event is an amazing fun ‘crawl, run, or walk’ family fun event which celebrates health, happiness and individuality. View photos fro Colour Run 2015 [here…]
• Abbey Community College are pleased with their 2016 Leaving Cert results … “a lot of students got between 500 and 600 points”


Ain’t That A Shame!?

• With places awarded now for most third level courses, many will be accepted. But … the accommodation issue rises to the fore. Many will not be able to find a  place to stay and will defer their further education for a year. However, many will not find employment here during their deferred year and will fly off to Canada, Australia etc, and may never return to live and work here in Ireland
• A man dressed as a priest stormed the stage at the Rose of Tralee, interrupting the Cavan Rose’s interview. ‘Fathers4Justice’ said the stunt was to ‘highlight the (thousands) of fathers (who are) denied equal rights.” Read more [here…]
• The Boyle Whispers (rumour machine) has heard that a highly regarded local restaurant in Boyle is set to close soon.


Boyle GAA Club

Boyle GAA Club have an opening for a U-20 manager, if you would like to put yourself forward for the position please contact Mike on 086 253 1736.


Ardcarne Garden Centre

Date for your diary! Join Eamon Tubman from DIGGES BEEKEEPING CLUB on September 3rd at 11am in Ardcarne Garden Centre, Boyle for an introduction to the ancient art of beekeeping. Look out for our own Ardcarne honey which we hope will be available by then instore.


Eileen Dolly Egan (nee) Mannion R.I.P.

Eileen Egan (née Mannion) (better known as Dolly) Mullygallon, Castleplunkett, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon. Sunday, August, 21st peacefully at Sligo University Hospital. Beloved wife of Leonard, sadly missed by her son Frank, daughter-in-law Laura (Boyle), grandchildren, brother Johnny Mannion (Castlerea), sister Josie Cahill (Brackloon, Castlerea) Reposing at her son Frank’s residence, Knockroe, Boyle, this evening (Mon) from six o’clock until eight o’clock and tomorrow evening (Tues) at Flanagan’s Funeral Home, Castleplunkett from five o’clock with removal at seven o’clock, to St Paul’s Church, Kilmurray. Funeral Mass on (Wed) at twelve noon with burial afterwards in Toberelva cemetery.


Senator Feighan calling on Health Minister to consider Carrick-on-Shannon as part location for European Medicines Agency

Senator Frank Feighan is calling on the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, to consider Carrick-on-Shannon as part location for the European Medicines Agency. During his interview on Shannonside FM Senator Feighan pointed out that there is sufficient office space in Carrick for 900 employees in the ‘MBNA Building’

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Boyle Yoga Shack, starting Monday 5th September

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Mondays: Ladies Beginner’s – 6.45pm to 7.45pm, Ladies Improver’s – 8.15pm to 9.15pm.
Tuesdays: Morning Flow – 9.45am-10.45am, Gentle Flow – 11.30am to 12.30pm, Lunch Time Beginners – 1.10pm to 1.50pm, Men’s Yoga – 7.00pm to 8.00pm.
Wednesdays: Early Bird – 7.00am to 8.00am, Lunch Time Improvers – 1.10pm to 1.50pm, Pregnancy Yoga – 7.00pm to 8.15pm.
Thursdays: Beginners (Mixed) – 7.00pm to 8.00pm, Improvers (Mixed) – 8.30pm to 9.45pm.
Fridays: All Levels (Moylurg Room, Forest Park) – 10.00am to 11.00am.
• Starting Monday 5th of September, classes take place in Elphin Street, Boyle (opposite Trojan Building). Prices and timetable subject to change. Contact Mags Mcloughlin on 086 836 0111 or Christine Stewart on 087 225 1138 for more information.


Úna Bhán Community Notes – always worth reading

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Trad Singing and Music in Boyle Abbey : Jiving Lessons, Tawnytaskin Community Centre : Boyle Yoga Shack : Tai Chi in the Convent Primary School : Monastic Ireland

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Boyle Golf Club Update 22nd August

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Boyle GAA Update 22nd August

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

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Lovely Leitrim Barge Holiday Boatel

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What a wonderful way to follow Boyle Summer & Horse Show … a selection of Tapas and the pictured Cheeseboard in the hospitable company of friends and barge owners Mary & Jorn. The barge is parked now and will be open for evening Tapas in Boyle Harbour for a few days – that’s the harbour on Boyle Canal! Highly, highly, highly recommended – try it out with you and yours!

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National Heritage Week, August 20th-28th

King House has a variety of exhibitions: 300 Years of History Museum – Connaught Rangers exhibition, President Mary McAleese collection, Maureen O’Sullivan exhibition, children activity sheets. For Heritage Week children will be admitted FREE, accompanied by an adult.


Boyle Horse & Summer Show 2016

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Boyle Horse & Summer Show, Sunday 21st has been properly hailed a great success. At times we wondered if the forecast for poor weather might create problems. However, despite occasional patches of drizzle and one substantial shower a large number of people attended and enjoyed the spectacle and ambience of an excellent Boyle Summer Show. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and I certainly won’t bore you with words, waffle and the like. Instead, here are three photos of the many to follow later today that hopefully capture the events of the day.

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Pete Walsh Regatta 2016

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Despite the rain, all of us present enjoyed a really lovely evening honouring our dear friend, the late Pete Walsh. As the flotilla of boats sailed towards Castle Island, the Walsh family and ‘landlubbers’ like me travelled in the comfort of Pete’s ‘Trinity’ people cruiser to hear Colm’s decktop words of praise and some rousing tunes from singer/guitarist Liam Fitz. Back then to some excellent Treacy Catering ‘eats’ onshore – Beef Stroganoff, Chicken Curry and Lasagne while contributing to the worthy charity ‘SHOUT’ ( Sligo Hospital Oncology Trust)

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Wheelchair Hurling Event – Boyle Sports Complex

The Sports Complex, Boyle, Co. Roscommon will play host to the fourth and final round of the M.Donnolly GAA Interprovincial Wheelchair Hurling League on Saturday 27th August. For the first time that an All-Ireland Wheelchair Hurling event will be hosted in Co. Roscommon. Barry Lowe is the Roscommon delegate on the Connacht GAA Games for All Committee and is responsible for co-ordinating this Wheelchair Hurling Interprovincial event in Boyle.
Connacht GAA Council are sponsors of this event which sees teams and players travelling from Ulster, Munster and Leinster as well as Connacht, competing for Provincial honours.

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Tadhg TV – Update 20th August

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Boyle Country Meats Special Offers

Boyle Country Meats Special Offers

 


Tony Conboy “An Oblique View” 19th August

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Always entertaining, always observant, Tony Conboy writes “An Oblique View” … a ‘must read’ and widely read feature on realboyle.com every week. Tony comments on topics local, national and international.
This week Tony treats us to a comprehensive overview of the Olympics, and comments “plenty of quiz questions there for December!”

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Úna Bhán Community Notes – Update 19th August

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Boyle canal walk

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On a sunny August evening there is no nicer place to walk, greet and have a chat than along the banks of Boyle Canal … but be sure to have a rain jacket with you. Summer 2016 promises to be remembered as the one on which rain fell most days!


Childminder required

Childminder required to look after 3 school going children in their own home Mon-Fri. Ballyfarnon area. Own car essential. Ph 086 852 9193


Primary Care Centre – completion August 2017

Senator Frank Feighan has received confirmation from the HSE that the new Primary Care Centre in Boyle is due to be completed by the end of August next year.

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KnowYourRights

Question
I have a medical card but my doctor has recently charged me for a medical certificate and for a blood test? Should I have to pay for these or should they be covered by the medical card?
Answer
Doctors provide services to medical card holders under the General Medical Scheme (GMS). This means that they have a contract for these services with the Health Service Executive (HSE) …

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Carrick Cineplex Friday 19th to Thursday 25th August

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Concern Church Gate Collection

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The recently held annual church gate collection for Concern yielded €1,101.75. Concern wishes to thank all who contributed so generously to the collection and it thanks all who assisted making the collection.


MK Financial : Illness or injury – would you like a second opinion?

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Brogans Back To School

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Yes, it’s that time of year again, and Brogan’s totalhealth Pharmacy have many Special Offers for you. Call in today and SAVE, SAVE, SAVE !


Gerry Mattimoe, Martin Mitchell Cup

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Gerry Mattimoe accepts the Martin Mitchell Cup last Sunday from young Martin Mitchell and Liam Mitchell


Joe Simon Home, Garden & Build – 12th & 13th August – New Showroom Launch

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Kelly’s Londis – New Look Store opening – 11th and 12th August

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Rowan Tree – outstanding in its own field!

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This beauty can be seen close to the Moylurg Tower in Lough Key Forest Park


Well done Mammy – Triona O’Dowd Hill

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Super mum Triona O’Dowd Hill (Strandhill and Boyle) is hugged by her daughter Nara having just completed the Lough Gill 10 Kilometer Swim in aid of Hospice. Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt are heroes who inspire, and so is our own mother of five Triona O’Dowd Hill who swam brilliantly through choppy Lough Gill waters in the middle of a 50+ group, raising over €25,000 for Hospice on Saturday 13th August.
• By the way, local Doctor Barry Cosgrove also completed Saturday’s Lough Gill swim and will be a member of a selected relay team to swim the English Channel this coming September.


Lough Key Petition – now for something contentious

In my opinion, the petition to keep Lough Key Forest Park in public ownership should be rejected and ignored.
While the staff and facilities are excellent, there are serious shortfalls in other areas of the stewardship by Coillte and Roscommon Co Council.
1. Why Coillte became owners of the Rockingham estate has always been questioned. If it had been gifted to the OPW, we might now have as complete a facility as the fabulous Glenveigh National Park near Letterkenny.
2. Private ownership, subject to access and other conditions of local interest could see the MANY DERELICT BUILDINGS on what we refer to as Lough Key Forest Park being upgraded and filled with additional attractions.
3. Certainly, Moylurg Rockingham have done great work and maintain the park beautifully, but they do not appear to have access to sufficient funding to complete the project.


GAA Monster Auction, Saturday 13th August

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If you were there you will know that fabulous bargains were to be had and if you were not there, you surely missed a great opportunity to stock up your home at minimum cost from a super collection of items auctioned.
• Mike Smith Jnr was every bit the perfect auctioneer, very ably assisted by a team of GAA volunteers who ensured this very well organised event ran like a well oiled machine.
• Boyle GAA might consider running this Monster Auction event on a regular basis, maybe yearly.

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GAA Monster Auction, Saturday 13th August

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Cheque presentation to SHOUT

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Ladies who completed the Dublin Mini Marathon last June raised €3899.60 for SHOUT (Sligo Hospital Oncology Unit Trust, Pictured at today’s cheque presentation are (L-R) Sheila Cunningham, Kate Kelly, Teresa Supple, Patsy Tarmey, Nuala Ginnelly (SHOUT Treasurer) Marian McGovern, Bernie McKeon, Patricia Higgins, Kitty Noone and Carmel Goldrick. Well done ladies – ye are mighty!!


 Boyle Chamber Lotto of €18,140 – the winner – Denise Ryan

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Denise Ryan and her mother Sheila were overjoyed last Monday night on hearing they had the Winning numbers in the Boyle Chamber Lotto with a prize pool of €18140. The winning numbers were 10,14,19 & 29. Denise moved to Boyle 9 years ago from Tipperary and has already plans made to spend her share of the lotto. Denise buys a weekly ticket for the Boyle Chamber Lotto for as long as she can remember, and has an agreement with her Mother to share any fortune they win. Her mother Sheila buys a weekly ticket to the GAA Portroe lotto in Tipperary and likewise they agree to share that too, if their lucky numbers come up! Denise is already planning to visit her family in Australia with her share of the winnings while Sheila is planning to invest in a new car, which will allow her more frequent trips to visit Denise and her family in Boyle.


Experienced Childminder available

Qualified and experienced childminder available to mind children in their own home. Experience working with children from 6 months to 7 years.
• References can be provided. Up to date Irish Gardai clearance and UK DBS check. Full clean driving license and my own transport.
• Looking for a position within a 10 mile radius of Boyle / Carrick on Shannon
• Contact details : 085 130 0459 or helenmccool@hotmail.com


Local Link Bus Service

Colm Spellman wrote: All local link services are heavily subsidised by the taxpayers and provide a valued service to many people. However many taxis, hackneys and bus service providers operating legally in small towns and villages are losing valuable customers and income as a result which will see many of them unable to survive in business. Another nail in the coffin for rural Ireland?
• Most of the time there are no passengers on them. Local link needs to be analysed with passenger numbers data and service cost made available to the public.


Brogans Pharmacy – 50% OFF foster Grant Sunglasses

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The superb Rebecca Storm for Boyle

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Did You Know – Start up in Boyle

A resourceful, trusted Boyle businessman can make a 7,000 sq.ft recently built premises available for occupancy by any of our diaspora interested in a start up industry, office/call centre here in Boyle.
• The premises is located on the outskirts of town and boasts superior roof and wall insulation, 3 phase electric, car park and high speed Broadband availability. The premises can readily be converted to 14,000 sq. ft. by means of a mazzanine ‘upstairs’.
• Financial Support, Funding and Mentoring are topics familiar to entrepreneurs as they contemplate setting up a new business. Here in Boyle we have access to at least eight agencies that can help.
• Why Choose Boyle [here…]
• For full information on the premises mentioned above, please call +353 86 260 3403

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