Saturday’s Weather

TODAY – SATURDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER: Mostly dry this morning with mist and fog patches giving way to sunny spells early, however, later outbreaks of rain or drizzle. Rain will gradually extend to eastern parts by evening, with some heavier bursts in the west. Highest temperature of 14 to 17 degrees.

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Culture Night 17th September 2021, King House

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For me, the highlights of the night were:
• Performances by the youths of Music Generation Roscommon under the expert guidance of Johnny McGlynn, Musician Educator and Katrina Regan Bouchier
• The 17-minute Una Bhan facilitated movie “Escape From Boyle Barracks 1921”, filmed at Boyle locations, with local actors, excellently scripted by Callum Blakely,  locations chosen by his mum Anna and filmed by rising star filmmaker Ciaran Casey. The film will be available for viewing soon on YouTube.

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Drumderrig House Nursing Home – 2 adverts

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St. Joseph’s Parish Newsletter

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The 8 at 8: Friday

Here’s all the news that you need to know as you start your day.

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President Michael D Higgins denies ‘snub’

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President Michael D Higgins has denied that he snubbed Queen Elizabeth after refusing to attend a church service in Armagh, saying that a “religious event” had become a “political statement”.
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Michael McPadden R.I.P.

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The death has occurred of Michael McPadden in Southampton, United Kingdom (formerly of Boyle, Co. Roscommon) peacefully on the 6th of September 2021. Michael will be greatly missed by his loving parents Michael and Stella, his daughter Robyn and son Max, sister Jackie, brothers Hughie, Alan and Padraig, nieces, nephews, relatives and a large circle of friends.

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Michael’s remains will be reposing at his parents home,13 Hanley Avenue, Boyle from 3pm to 5pm on Sunday 19th of September for family and close friends.
The funeral cortege will be arriving to St. Joseph’s Church Boyle for 7pm. Funeral mass on Monday 20th at 11am with burial afterwards to Assylinn cemetery.
The funeral mass can be viewed on www.boyleparish.ie  The McPadden family appreciate your support at this difficult time.

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William (Willie) Suffin R.I.P.

The death has occurred of William (Willie) Suffin on the 16th of September 2021, late of 17 Plunkett Ave and formerly of The Spa, Boyle, Co. Roscommon peacefully at his home with his loving family by his side.
Funeral arrangements to follow.
Higgins and Sons Funeral Directors
Boyle and Ballinameen
(086) 2328291
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Please Support Boyle Traders of the Day:

  Ardcarne Garden Centre : Boles of Boyle : Brogans Chemco Pharmacy : Magees Fashions : Marians Fashions : Open Table Restaurant : Sean Carty Cars : Abbey Haven Nursing Home :
   Stewarts Oil : Tai Chi Chinese : Magees Fashions : Drumderrig Nursing Home : The Moorings Restaurant : Carmel’s Skincare & Beauty : Stride-Beyond Coaching : Siobhan Gallagher Coaching :

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Where are the Water Troughs?

Many years ago 3 concrete water troughs were presented to the town of Boyle by the Canadian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The letters “CSPCA” were chiselled into the side of each trough.  I remember them well and am guessing each trough was about 2 metres long x 0.7 metres wide and 0.7 metres deep. One was located on The Crescent opposite Dodd’s Bar (later moved to below the steps at St. Joseph’s Hall. A second trough was located on The Courthouse steps and the third on the triangle at the end of Saint Patrick Street as you head to either Assylin or Mockmoyne.
UPDATE: The Saint Patrick Street trough was moved across the street and can be seen there now.

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Eating Out in Boyle

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Despite continuing anxiety and concerns regarding Covid, the country is slowly returning to what will be our ‘normal’. Indoor dining is now a ‘normal’, much to the delight of those of us who enjoy Eating Out in Boyle. The attached photo shows a delicious Shredded Beef meal in the Tai Chi Chinese Restaurant on Bridge Street. “You eat first with your eyes”, meaning meal presentation is important.

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Coming Soon …

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Annual Mass in Killaraght Graveyard

Anna wrote: “Annual Mass in the old Killaraght Graveyard next Sunday at 1pm. People are advised to bring seat with them as all seats were burned in hall fire”

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Boyle Training Options/GRETB

Boyle Training Options

Boyle Training Options/GRETB are ready to welcome new learners to the centre and vacancies are now available on our full-time training course.
The Tourism Customer Care and IT Skills course provides certified QQI training in Communications, Computer Applications, Information Technology Skills, Teamworking, Work Experience, Mathematics, Digital Media Technology, Workplace Safety, Web Design, Tourism Customer Care, CV and Interview Preparation.
Training allowances apply for people who are in receipt of social welfare payments, for example: Learners aged under 25 may receive a training allowance of €203 per week for the duration of the course. The National Childcare Scheme can be applied for and Jobseeker Benefit recipients may be able to extend their payment by as much as 11 months. The course is free to undertake and it is not necessary to be in receipt of a social welfare payment in order to participate.
If you have any enquiries or wish to join us please call into our office on Elphin Street (Beside the IT Trojan building), Email LTIBoyle@ridc.ie or ring us on 086 0148270 and ask for Ursula.
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Ardcarne Garden Cafewere-hiring

The Garden Cafe, Ardcarne Garden Centre is recruiting for a part-time Cafe Assistant. We operate 7 days a week and are therefore looking for flexibility.
• Approx 20 hours per week.
• Please contact Ann or Carol on Tel 071 966 7091
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Roscommon Herald 14th September

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The Toon Team – Sam Maguire

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Sunday Lunch at The Open Table

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“Busy, Busy” are appropriate words for lunchtime at The Open Table, Sunday 12th September. I chose the Beef Lunch and was delighted with speedy, friendly service and my excellent quality meal.

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Boyle GAA Club – Update

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Boyle Golf Club

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King House exhibition space for Erwin Springbrunn

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Erwin Springbrunn (7th March 1939 – 27th December 2015) was a world-renowned gemstone cutter and the exhibition planned for King House, Boyle, Co Roscommon will celebrate his work. Erwin Springbrunn’s entire workshop including his drawings, sketches, jewellery, specialist equipment and meticulous notes will be moved from his house and workshop and installed and exhibited in King House.
• It has been reported that the exhibition will be located in King House and instead of the Connaught Rangers Association Remembrance Room.
• Erwin produced substantial commission works for various churches and for Knock Shrine, where, in 2004, the new crown for the statue of the Virgin Mary was unveiled. Other “public” works include replicas of the Tara and Ardagh brooches and special pendants for presidents Robinson and McAleese.
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Christmas shoppers advised to buy early

WITH SHIPPING COSTS skyrocketing and world trade gripped by a major supply chain crunch, Irish shoppers are being advised to start planning their Christmas purchases as soon as they can.

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Spend Time In Boyle

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Plunkett Home, Boyle

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Peter REGAN R.I.P.

The death has occurred of Peter REGAN R.I.P., Quigaboy, Enniscrone, Sligo / Keadue, Roscommon
formerly Keadue and Boyle, Co. Roscommon. September 10th 2021, Peter passed away peacefully at his home, in the tender care of his devoted wife and family. Predeceased by his parents Jim-Joe and Kathleen, brothers Eamonn and Michael. Peter will be sadly missed by his loving wife Mary, sons Peter and Greg, daughter Michelle, brother Vincent, daughters-in-law Rosaleen and Tara, grandchildren Max, Sura, Luke, Sophie, Cillian, Dylan and Noah, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and his many good friends.
“May Peter’s gentle soul rest in peace”
Reposing at his home on Saturday (September 11th ) from 5.30p.m. until 8.30p.m. for family, relatives and friends. Removal to the Church of Our Lady Assumed Into Heaven, Enniscrone, on Sunday morning, arriving for Mass of Christian Burial at 12 noon. Interment afterwards in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Kilglass. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu, if desired to North West Hospice, Sligo. Funeral Mass will be streamed live on www.churchtv.ie/enniscrone
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Tommy Vesey R.I.P.

The death has occurred of  Tommy Vesey, Ardagh, Boyle, Co. Roscommon. Tuesday, September 7th 2021, peacefully at Sligo University Hospital. Tommy, predeceased by his brothers Martin and Michael. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Mary, daughters Diane, Clodagh, Orla, Leonie and Aishling, his son Allan, sister Maureen, son-in-law, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, relatives and a large circle of friends.
Rest in Peace
Tommy will be reposing at his home on Sunday September 12th from 2 to 6pm for family and friends. Tommy’s funeral cortège will leave his residence on Monday morning to arrive at St. Joseph’s church, Boyle for funeral mass at 11am. Burial afterwards in Aughrim cemetery, Hillstreet, Carrick on Shannon. Family flowers only please.
Donations in lieu if desired to SHOUT (Sligo Hospital Oncology Unit Trust) In compliance with the current Government Guidelines on public gatherings, those who would have liked to attend Tommy’s funeral but are unable to do so due to COVID-19 restrictions can leave a message of sympathy in the “Condolences” section of RIP.IE. The Vesey family appreciate your sympathy, support and understanding at this time.

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The Open Table Restaurant

Open Table Restaurant

Open now for Breakfasts, Lunches and Afternoons

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Boyle Citizens Information – 9th September

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“The Royal” 9th September

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Roscommon Co Council

“PLEASE VOTE FOR OUR HOUSING PROJECT”
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Boyle Camera Club

Meeting 14th of September
This month’s meeting will be held on Zoom – Zoom link is
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Meeting ID: 981 3798 7206
Passcode: 99968522
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Meetings of concern …

• “A very important meeting with Roscommon Co Council” is set for the Connaught Rangers Association Committee in King House on Friday 10th September at 11am.
• Boyle Town Team AGM to be held via Zoom at 5:30pm on Tuesday 28th September. The Zoom link details as follows:
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Meeting ID: 563 179 0967 … Passcode: 502079

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Roscommon Herald 7th September

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The Toon Team – Phone Hacked

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Aaron Sharkey – He’s the Winner

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Minister Frank Feighan TD picked Aaron Sharkey’s Boyle GAA/Boyle Celtic draw winning ticket for a new Nissan Quashqai car worth €35,000, a luxury holiday at Fota Island, Cork, worth €3,000, €1,000 holiday spending money plus €3,000 donation to a charity of Aaron’s choice.
• Bonus prizes were won over the months since the draw was launched over the June Bank Holiday.

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Biology/Maths Grinds

Biology/Maths, including H.L.Maths … in accordance with covid regulations … Abbeytown, Boyle For information please call Ann on 086 877 0252
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Croghan, Boyle September 2021

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Rockingham, Boyle

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Home Economics & Maths Grinds

Experienced home economics student-teacher offering grinds also experienced in giving maths grinds over the past few years. The grinds could be arranged either online or in-person (Boyle area) and would cover a range of the course specified to the student’s needs along with exam sample answers in either subject.
Limited availability in each subject, please call Leanne on 083 051 3625 for more information.
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Ardcarne Garden Cafe Breakfast

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Tony Conboy “An Oblique View”

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As always, Tony casts a sensible, practiced, well-tuned eye on happenings Local, National and International.
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St. Ronan’s National School, Cloonloo

Maria-Goretti Surlis wrote: “Our new junior infants”
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Leaving Certificate Biology grinds

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Leaving Certificate Biology grinds offered by a first-class honours Bachelor of Science graduate for this academic year 2021/2022.
Grinds will be exam-focused, with an aim to build the student’s confidence on both course material and exam technique.
Both in-person (Boyle) and online teaching options will be available to students based on their preference and in accordance with COVID-19 regulations.
Limited availability, for more information please contact Roisin on 085 191 2292
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Christina Scanlon nee Mc Garry R.I.P.

The death has occurred of Christina Scanlon nee Mc Garry on 2nd of September peacefully in the exceptional care of the staff of the Plunkett home, Boyle, Co. Roscommon and formerly of Deerpark, Boyle.
Predeceased by her loving husband John, her sisters Maureen Mc Garry and Eithne Stephenson and brother Paddy.
Deeply regretted and sadly missed by her loving son Tony and daughter Mary, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Rest in Peace
Christina’s remains will leave Higgins and Sons Funeral Home, Ballinameen on Saturday 4th of September to arrive in St. Joseph’s Church, Boyle for funeral mass at 11.30 am with burial afterwards to Assylinn Cemetery Boyle.
In compliance with the current government guidelines on public gatherings, Christina’s funeral is restricted to 50 persons in the church.
Christina’s funeral mass may viewed on www.boyleparish.ie.
The Scanlon family appreciate your sympathy, support and understanding at this sad time.
Further enquiries to Higgins and Sons Funeral Directors,
Boyle and Ballinameen (086)2328291
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Let’s celebrate Annie Egan

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Let’s celebrate Annie Egan, Woodenbridge Road, Boyle, who in her 98th year, is a treasured, much-loved lady and not adverse to the occasional cigarette.

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Safe Trip

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View from the Gaelic Chieftain September 2021

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Double-jabbed halves likelihood of long Covid in adults

Researchers also say people were 73 percent less likely to be admitted to hospital with the virus if they’re fully vaccinated. They analysed data from more than two million people, between December 2020 and this July.

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Bulky Goods Collection September 2021

Boyle Civic Amenity Site – Wed 15th Sept from 9.am – 4.30pm
Only the following items will be accepted on the day: Couches & Armchairs, Outdoor Dining Sets, Carpets, Bathroom Suites, Mattresses and Divan Beds, Hard Plastics.
Collection Fee: €10 per Car/Van and Trailer. *Cash only accepted*
For further information contact Environment on 090 6637260 or email environment@roscommoncoco.ie

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Drumderrig Nursing Home is Hiring Staff

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Roscommon Herald 31st August

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The Toon Team – PUP

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Adult Tennis Lessons

Two options of adult beginners/improvers tennis lessons are available in Boyle in September from Tennis Ireland qualified coaches. Wednesday morning lessons at 9:30am for a 4 week term commencing September 1st.
Monday evening lessons at 6:30pm for a 4 week term commencing September 6th.
• Cost will be €30 for members (€40 for non members) for the 4 week term. Places are limited so please book your slot with Josh McDermott on 0877170455.
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Cleaners needed

Stephen wrote: “Cleaners needed for the next 4 weeks … €12 euro per hour to work locally, experience necessary, training provided 10-6 daily. Please call 086 817 3629”
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At that stage, the two organisations were developing their fundraising plans independently of each other. But when they became aware of the situation, a unique and historic decision was made to join forces rather than compete against each other.

This forward-thinking outlook reflected the strong mutual respect that existed between the two organisations, along with a willingness to work together for the betterment of the local community.

The two clubs have been overwhelmed by the response so far, particularly from all the locals who got behind the initiative in such large numbers. But also from the sporting community across the country and the diaspora, who have been so keen to offer their support.

Four lucrative bonus draws were held along the way. The first of them was won by a Dublin-based ticket-holder and the prize was a trip for two to New York. The other three bonus draws were won by entrants from the Boyle region and the prizes were a cruise on the River Shannon, a luxury spa break at a Hastings Hotel, and a ‘sports bundle’ that included two All-Ireland Final tickets and two tickets to a Manchester United match.

But the biggest prize of all has yet to be won, and there are still a few days left for people to purchase one of the limited number of tickets still available ahead of the main draw on September 5th.

The main prize is worth over €40,000 and consists of a new Nissan Qashqai and luxury holiday to the beautiful five-star Fota Island Resort in Cork. The lucky winner will also be given €1,000 spending money to take with them on the trip, as well as €3,000 to donate to a charity of their choice.

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Carmel’s Skincare & Beauty

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Ardcarne Garden Centre

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Pet lovers – we’ve got you covered at Ardcarne Garden Centre! Come in and have a look at our range of accessories for the special pet in your life.

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Arigna Mining Experience

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Arigna Mining Experience re-opened for tours on Sunday 1st August.
Due to limited capacity, visitors must book online at www.arignaminingexperience.ie to secure a place on tour.
Please be aware that safety protocols are in place and include sanitising, wearing of masks and social distancing measures throughout the attraction.
“We look forward to welcoming you back to our centre.”
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Boyle Canal seating

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Waterways Ireland will be thanked by walkers, cyclists and runners for gifting tired and sore limbs with this first (hopefully) of new seating along Boyle Canal.
This follows the recent installation of new attractive shelters, one on each of the canal.
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Online Piano Lessons

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Significant works have been underway at Scoil na nAingeal Naofa and Abbey Community College ahead of reopening for the Autumn term 2021.

Abbey Community College Return to school dates:
1st Years Friday 27th August | 1st, 3rd & 6th Years Monday 30th August | 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th & 6th Years Tuesday 31st August
All students Wednesday 1st September
Other schools: Return to School dates to follow

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Roscommon Herald 24th August

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The death has occurred of George Oliver McKeon

22nd August, 2021. Suddenly, at home. Predeceased by his parents George and Mary-Lizzie, sister Rita, recently deceased brother-in-law Patsy Brennan and his nephew Donald. George will be very sadly missed and fondly remembered by his niece Patricia (Raftery, Castlerea) and her husband John, niece-in-law Jessie, grandniece Saoirse, cousins, good neighbours and his many friends from far and wide.
**Rest in Peace**
In private repose at Brady’s Funeral Home, Elphin. Removal on Thursday (26th Aug.) to St. Patrick’s Church, Crossna, via Boyle (11.20am) and Knockvicar (11.30am), arriving at 11.45am for Requiem Mass at 12 noon. Burial afterward in Ardcarne Cemetery.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions George’s funeral is private to family and friends (Max 50 in church). If you would like to send a message of condolence please click on the link below.
The McKeon and Brennan families are very grateful for your sympathy, support and understanding at this sad time.
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The Toon Team – GAA

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The Toon Team – Chain Mail

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Drumderrig House Nursing Home

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Lough Key – Castle Island

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Eating Out (Inside) in Boyle – Tai Chi Chinese

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Abbey Haven Care Centre & Nursing Home

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Streetscape Enhancement Scheme

Boyle Town Team is inviting applications from commercial/residential or vacant building owners in Boyle to be included in an application for funding under the Town and Village Renewal Streetscape Enhancement Scheme.
Areas for which applications are requested include:
● Green enhancement of entrances/terraces with planting
● Replacement of existing shopfront with traditional painted wooden shopfront OR Contemporary Design
● Decluttering of Shop-fronts, e.g. removal of redundant wiring/poles/signs
(Photographs must be submitted with applications)
The grant scheme is at 70% grant rate in the case of an individual property or 80% where there are 3 or more adjacent properties.
On receipt of applications, Boyle Town Team will forward details to Roscommon County Council who will decide if the Boyle applications meet the criteria as outlined under the scheme.
Please forward expressions of interest with photographs by 5pm Thursday, August 26th to Boyle Town Team secretary dcallaghan@odowdsolicitors.com
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Motor insurance cost may fall

Drivers could benefit from lower motor insurance costs following an investigation by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC). Motor insurers AIG, Allianz, Axa, Aviva, FBD and broker AA Ireland have pledged to reform compliance on foot of a CCPC inquiry into allegations that industry players were “signalling” price increases to each other.

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Boles of Boyle

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Decision on McDonald’s in Carrick-on-Shannon expected

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A decision on the planning application for McDonald’s drive-thru restaurant is due in the next month.
The proposed development consists of a c.0.47 hectare site at the Dublin Road, Rosebank Retail Park in the Townlands of Attirory and Attifinlay, Carrick-on-Shannon adjacent to the N4.

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Ardcarne Garden Centre

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Gaelic Chieftain Sculpture on the N4

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Council greenlight new Carrick on Shannon LIDL

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Plans have been approved by Roscommon County Council for the demolition of the LIDL Foodstore in Carrick On Shannon and the construction of a new one. LIDL Ireland had submitted plans calling for the construction of a new discount food store on the site of the previous facility following its demolition, including 124 car parking spaces, 2 dedicated electric vehicle charging points and cycling spaces.National Heritage Week – King House

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Ardcarne Garden Centres

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Ardcarne Garden Centre teams in both Boyle and Roscommon town have been working hard to create these inspiring plant displays, bringing together lots of different colour themes and also plants to support pollinating insects
👉 Choose your favourites!
👉 Shop for Pollinators here https://www.ardcarne.ie/products/106/plants-for-pollinators
👉 Shop Colour here https://www.ardcarne.ie/pro…/15/seasonal-plants-for-colour

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“Constellations” – Vaudeville Theatre, London

Anna Maxwell Martin and Chris O’Dowd (6 August – 12 September).
Bookable via Nimax Theatres Access | 0330 333 4815 or access@nimaxtheatres.com
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The Toon Team – Nanci Griffith

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Rosc CoCo sign on the N61 approaching Boyle

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“Escape From Boyle Barracks 1921”

Photo of the cast involved in the recent filming, courtesy of Anna Robertson

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Brogan’s Chemco Pharmacy, Shop Street, Boyle

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Brogan’s Pharmacy Boyle has joined forces with Irish owned Chemco Pharmacy Group to create new local outlet called ‘Brogan’s Chemco Pharmacy’
• Chemco Pharmacy Group, a 100% Irish-owned independent pharmacy chain, has acquired the long-established family-run Brogan’s Pharmacy in Boyle, Co. Roscommon. This will be the tenth Chemco branch in Ireland since the business began operating in Bunclody in Co. Wexford in 2008.
Chemco Pharmacy Group strives to bring its customers the best possible value while maintaining the familiarity of a local independent store. This makes the acquisition of Brogan’s a perfect fit, given the strong roots of the Brogan family in the area. Brogans was originally established by Frank Brogan in 1945 and his son Pat later took over the business. The outlet, located on Shop Street, will now be known as ‘Brogan’s Chemco Pharmacy’.
• Local pharmacist Declan Caulfield has joined the team as Supervising Pharmacist and he will work alongside existing Pharmacists Edwina Ledwith and Mary Early in the day-to-day running of the pharmacy. Pat Brogan is very much looking forward to working with the team in a reduced role. All 17 existing team members will remain with the business.
• James Cloney, Director of Chemco Pharmacy Group, said he is looking forward to Chemco becoming part of the local Boyle community:
“We’re absolutely delighted Pat Brogan has entrusted Chemco Pharmacy Group to care for his patients and customers going forward. Pat will continue to be an integral part of the newly re-named “Brogan’s Chemco Pharmacy” as our goal is to continue delivering the excellent service, dedication and commitment that Pat and his family have provided for the local community in Boyle for over seven decades.”
• Pat Brogan says he warmly welcomes Chemco Pharmacy Group to Boyle, particularly as the company has such strong local connections to the area:
“I’m delighted Chemco Pharmacy Group is coming on board, particularly because of the fact that one of the owners of the business – Pharmacist Chris O’Grady – is from Gurteen and I knew his late father Christy well. The Chemco team and myself hold a shared objective of operating at the heart of communities and catering for the needs of individuals and families, as well as patients in residential care.”
“I also want to sincerely thank all my customers for their support and custom over the years. It has been greatly appreciated by myself and my family. I now look forward to being in the pharmacy regularly alongside the same team that worked with me over the years and our customers can rest assured that Brogan’s Chemco Pharmacy will continue to provide the people of Boyle with the highest standards of care and attention possible for all of their needs.”
Chemco Pharmacy Group already has nine branches across Ireland – Bunclody, Carlow, Roscommon, Stradbally, Bandon, Celbridge, Portlaoise, Listowel, and most recently Graiguecullen. The head office in Kilkenny houses the Pharmaceutical Wholesale Department, allowing Chemco to pass on competitive prices to customers, thereby enhancing its ‘value for money’ ethos. All three directors of the business are MPSI registered Pharmacists and the company employs 140 team members across all branches.
For more details, check out www.chemcopharmacy.com or find Chemco Pharmacy on Facebook and Instagram
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Boyle Cistercian Abbey

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The bodies concerned with the Connaught Rangers Remembrance Room FREE exhibition in King House appear to accept that the current location of the CRA exhibition will be vacated – as flagged previously on www.realboyle.com
• We are in possession of a rambling 5-page document signed by CRA Chairman P J Maloney
• Following on from an infantile attack on Sean O’Dowd, the document states that the Connaught Rangers Remembrance Room will be vacated, and moved upstairs in King House.
• The document states: “there was no official meeting with Roscommon Couty Council as was reported. An informal conversation occurred between the manager of King House and committee members. [Three from Galway – one from Boyle and two staff from King House. The Roscommon CoCo Tourism Officer was also present, but not mentioned]
• There is no mention in the document regarding the future for the Remembrance Room, an exhibition of a silversmith’s works
• The document states “We can reassure all members that no items are being moved to Galway or anywhere else …”
•  Additionally, www.realboyle.com has been supplied with photos of the current exhibits in King House, and they will be published as well as the 5-page document as required.

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The Toon Team – Electric Picnic

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Sweet Rockingham

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“Sweet Rockingham” tearful and memorable. Lyrics by Cormac Callery, Music by Donal O’Connor, Recording by Paul Gurney, and vocals by Grainne Caldbeck The CD will be available at Taylors Jewellers and Una Bhan Tourism for only €5, and all funds raised will be sent to Cancer Care West. A YouTube launch will be announced at a later date.

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It is so great that indoor dining is returning to restaurants in Boyle. This evening I chose the Beef Chow Mein with Honey Chilli Sauce at Tai Chi Chinese, Bridge Street … Yum !!

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“Assylinn: More than a Graveyard” by Christy Wynne

Another gem from one of our foremost authors/historians
“Assylinn, a place that begins and ends with memories, in every sense of the word; an ocean of dreams, a balm for the soul, a hidden paradise.”
Thank you for the memories Christy …
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Radio Garden App

Radio Garden allows you to listen to over 25,000 thousand live radio stations world wide by rotating the globe. Every green dot represents a city or town. Tap on it to tune into the radio stations broadcasting from that city. Save your favourite stations for later listening.
• Download the FREE Radio Garden Android App from your Play Store.
• With your phone’s Bluetooth enabled you can listen to Radio Garden stations on your car/truck and “Alexa” devices
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Boyle Harbour – Flower / Shrub Beds

New Flower / Shrub Beds can be enjoyed and appreciated at Boyle Harbour thanks to Waterways Ireland. Works have been underway for some time at the Harbour and Canal that included the provision of beautiful shelters for walkers on each side of the Canal.

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John Brady – Atlantic Studios

John Brady, formerly from Main Street, Boyle, owns Danú Media, a Galway-based TV and FİLM company that is developing a large-scale world-class TV and FİLM Studio, Atlantic Studios, at the former Galway Airport site. A good news story for the west.
The initial investment is expected to yield €10 to €15 million per year to Galway’s economy and create between 150 and 200 production jobs.
It’s anticipated that all going well with the planning process, the new studio will become operational by summer 2022.
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School Uniforms at Sheerin’s Drapery, St. Patrick Street, Boyle.

Abbey College and Primary School Uniforms Now in stock until August 24th.
Shop closing temporarily from August 25th. Re-opening 30th September. Phone 086 308 4920
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CAREGiver recruiting

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The Toon Team – Boyle Hotel

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Jinny’s Bakery / McGuire’s Cottages, Drumshanbo

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“Bottle Cap” Street Art, Carrick on Shannon

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Feighan receives update on N4-Cootehall Turn off Junction Works

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Minister of State at the Department of Health and local FG TD Frank Feighan TD has recently been briefed on progress towards the development of a road-designed turn-off junction for Cootehall of the main N4 road between Boyle and Carrick-on-Shannon by Roscommon Co Council.
In an email from the local authority to Minister Feighan, he was informed during the week that the Departure Application has been approved by Transport Infrastructure Ireland.
Tenders have now been issued by Roscommon County Council and are due for return in the next three weeks. It is expected that a Contractor will be appointed by mid-August with work on the N4 junction turnoff to begin in late September if all goes well.
“I have been keeping a keen eye on progress and while many may consider it slow that is the nature of these procurement proceedings however slowly but surely this important piece of safety infrastructure is moving steadily” declared Minister Feighan.
“I wish to thank Roscommon Co Council for their ongoing commitment to these vital safety works, and I am glad that progress is evident which I am sure will be welcomed by the area’s residents” concluded Minister Feighan.
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The Pleasure Grounds Upgrade

Pleasure Grounds, Boyle

Enhancement works to Boyle’s Pleasure Grounds will commence during August. Works will include widening and resurfacing Pathways, Landscaping, Footbridges and Railings, Clearing the Canal and provision of street furniture. The Grounds will be closed to the public from the 2nd August 2021 for approximately 8 weeks, though  Access to the playground area will be maintained at all times.

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25% will not reopen indoor dining

Chief Executive of the Restaurants Association of Ireland Adrian Cummins has said that a quarter of Irish businesses will not reopen for indoor dining immediately. Bars and restaurants are preparing to restart indoor dining on Monday (26th July).
However, speaking on RTÉ’s The Business, Mr Cummins said he estimates 25% of businesses are unwilling to operate under the current guidelines.

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Two Attractions on One Location: Ardcarne Garden Cafe / Ardcarne Garden Centre

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Delicious, best-ever, Scrambled Egg with Smoked Salmon and Salad on Sourdough. I suspect a little ‘dollop’ of cream is added before cooking the eggs !!

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Boyle Abbey

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Sean Carty Cars, Mockmoyne, Boyle

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Boyle Abbey

Boyle Abbey

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Royal Hotel expected to be complete by March 2022

Roscommon Herald 20th July: “Refurbishment of the Royal Hotel, Boyle [‘building’] is expected to be complete by March of next year.
At a recent council meeting Director of Services, Majella Hunt told councillors that the project will be for start-up businesses and remote working.”
• Read the full article on page 11 of this week’s (20th July) Roscommon Herald.

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The Toon Team – Syphilis

The Toon Team - Syphilis

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Only one medal for Jadotville soldiers

Veterans and their families are expressing deep disappointment at today’s report. Just one Irish Army officer who was involved in the Siege of Jadotville in the Congo 60 years ago has been recommended for a medal of gallantry.

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An accident waiting to happen

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“An accident waiting to happen” has been reported by a member of the Town Team as motorists move over to the opposite side of the carriageway as they try and negotiate a series of uneven and indented manhole covers.

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Road surface from Boyle Abbey to Church Gate

Gavin Kelly wrote: “Do you know of when or if the road from Boyle Abbey to the Church gate is going to be re-surfaced. It’s in a shocking state and has been that way since Christmas week 2020 when pipe laying was carried out.
Disgrace as I have to get repair work done to my car because of it. I must send an email to them [Roscommon Co Co] but that will probably fall on deaf ears.”
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Potholes at the Boat Houses

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King House is now open

Opening Times
Monday to Saturday 11am to 5pm (last tour 4pm)
Sunday 11am to 4pm (Last tour 3pm)
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The McAleese Collection
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The Connaught Rangers Remembrance Room
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Carrowreagh Childhood

Harry-Keaney

On 29th June 2021, Sligo native Harry Keaney completed four decades as a journalist.
Harry began training as a reporter with the Roscommon Herald newspaper. 40 years to the day since Harry walked into offices of the Roscommon Herald, then on Saint Patrick Street, Boyle, where Lily Nerney was the owner and Micheal O’Callaghan was the editor.
Through the years Harry and the late photographer Christy Regan travelled the “length and breadth” of the area reporting news items and capturing images. Harry was later to write the foreword to Mary Regan’s second book of Christy’s photographs.
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The Toon Team – Crescent Traders

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“Disquiet over enforcement of casual trading bye-laws”

Roscommon Herald report : “Considerable disquiet over enforcement of casual trading bye-laws was expressed at a meeting of the Boyle Municipal District” “Even on Sundays traders are coming into town” “But it needs to be looked at before it gets out of hand warned Cllr Cummins” “Businesses in Boyle are paying upwards of €12,000 / €13,000 a year in rates and casual traders are paying as little as €300 and taking up parking spaces.

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Shelter at Boyle Canal

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Waterways Ireland has erected very attractive shelters on both walkways along Boyle Canal. The shelters are another welcome addition and display Waterways Ireland’s ongoing development to the Boyle Canal facility.

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Glencar Waterfall, Co, Leitrim

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Glencar Waterfall, 15 metres high, is situated near Glencar Lake, 11km west of Manorhamilton in County Leitrim. It is particularly impressive after rain and can be viewed from a lovely wooded walk. There are more waterfalls visible from the road, although none is quite as romantic as this one which is mentioned by WB Yeats in his poem ‘The Stolen Child’.
• The facilities on-site include a car park, picnic area, public toilets, playground, tea room and Tourist Information Point.

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Reprise: The Gazebo

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Welcome to Boyle

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The ‘boat’ on the N4/N61 Exit

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The Toon Team – Cardinal Fraud

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Lough Key Forest Park 4th July

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The Rockingham Trio

Long gone, but never forgotten. Tommy & May Conroy, Sean Fox.

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Connaught Rangers and Boyle Connaught Rangers

• We understand 127 men from the Boyle area were killed and 500 were wounded during WW1
• 30 died in Gallipoli in 1915
• Guillemont 1916, 21 from Boyle died, most at the Somme
• 1917, 21 from Boyle were killed
• Four Wynne brothers from Mockmoyne were killed. one can hardly imagine the tragic loss to one family and the feeling of loss to their mother when she opened another “We regret to inform you” telegram from the war office !!

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The Anderson Trees

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These beauties are located beside the N4 on the Anderson Farm outside Boyle.

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Questions re the Connaught Rangers (CRA) in King House

#8: Was the CRA asked to vacate the Remembrance Room by 31st July at a meeting with Ros Co Co on Friday 25th June?
#7: Members of the Connaught Rangers Association based in the Boyle area have left the organisation … why?
#6: In the event of downsizing the CRA presence,  what items will be on display and where?
#5: Has the CRA consulted its own membership?
#4: If the CRA move out of King House Remembrance Room by the requested July 31st, where will the exhibits be moved to?
#3: Did the CRA or Roscommon CoCo consult or inform the people of Boyle who loaned artifacts to the exhibition?
#2: Was an executive member of Boyle Town Team made aware of possible CRA/Ros Co Co issues during September?
#1: Did Roscommon Co Co ask the CRA to vacate the Remembrance Room?

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Lough Key Forest Park 27th June

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Boyle Cistercian Abbey

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Is Coffee Good For Your Liver?

Scientists in the US say they have found that people who drink three or more cups of coffee a day have a lower risk of liver-related hospitalizations.
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Summer Sessions at Coleman Music Centre, Gurteen, Co. Sligo.

Ceoláras Coleman

The Wednesday Summer Session will continue this year on July 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th at 8.30pm Adm €10 . Also this year we have added new Lunchtime Concerts which take place on July 23rd, July 30th at 1pm. Adm € 5. Booking is essential call 071 9182599.
The Visitor Centre and Music Shop are open all year round Monday to Saturday 10am to 5.30pm. Phone 071 9182599 or log on to www.colemanirishmusic.com.

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The Toon Team, cover-ups

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Rockingham, flowers at the First Gate

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Riverside Flowers

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“Up and Away” again today from Ireland West Airport Knock

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Ryanair services to London Gatwick and Luton, and flights to Liverpool have resumed, following the suspension of flights since last January due to the global pandemic. Only essential air travel is permitted at present.
• Marketing Manager with the airport, Donal Healy says this is a very welcome development, and he is looking forward to July 19th, when non-essential travel can resume
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Municipal Districts Funding Scheme 2021

The sum of €73,000 is available to each of the three Municipal Districts (Athlone, Roscommon and Boyle) in 2021. This funding has not been allocated to specific projects and provides elected members with discretionary funding to allocate to projects that aim to benefit communities in the Municipal District.

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Schools of the future will be solar-powered.

That’s according to the Green Party which is bringing a bill forward to help get more solar panels on public buildings. The junior coalition party says the move is needed as our planning laws are too restrictive.
• Green Party Senator, Galway’s Pauline O’Reilly says it will help schools to save on their energy bills.

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Boyle Harbour

Boyle Harbour

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Progress on The Royal building 15th June

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St. Joseph’s Church, Boyle

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View from the Gaelic Chieftain

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Ardcarne Garden Centre & Cafe June 9th

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Scrambled Eggs on Sourdough, Smoked Salmon & Salad … A tasty delight !!!

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Boyle Man to Serve on Prestigious Irish American Committee

Hilary Beirne

Boyle, Co. Roscommon native, Hilary Beirne, recently became the newest member of the Irish Ad Hoc Committee to Protect the Good Friday Agreement (GFA), in Washington D.C. He was selected to join the bipartisan committee, which is dedicated to protecting the Good Friday Agreement and maintain an open border on the island of Ireland, based on his recognized leadership among the Irish diaspora in the United States.

A lovely field near Ballinafad

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The Toon Team – McGahern

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Ballinafad 6th June

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PRIMARY SCHOOL IRISH CAMPS 2021

DRUMSHANBO 5TH – 9TH JULY
MOHILL 19TH TO 23RD OF JULY
BOYLE 26TH – 30TH JULY
CARRICK ON SHANNON 9TH – 13TH AUGUST
Gearr chúrsa Gaeltachta 5 lá pacáilte le spraoi agus spóirt trí mheán na Gaeilge deartha go speisialta do scoláirí bunscoile.
A specially designed fun-packed 5 day mini Gaeltacht course for primary pupils all through the medium of Irish in your area.
COURSE DESCRIPTION
Our extremely successful mini summer Gaeltacht course for primary students continues this year following strict social distancing and hygiene rules as recommended by the HSE . This course allows primary pupils to take part in a Gaeltacht-like experience for 5 fun-packed days through the medium of Irish.
Limited places this year so book early to avoid disappointment.
Activities include; Sport, Cookery, Art, Music, and Dancing.
For further information email – cursasamhraidh2021@gmail.com

Just to make you hungry 🙂 🙂

They say you eat first with your eyes. That being the case, you will appreciate these photos of Tai Chi Court Chinese / An Craoibhin / Open Table / King House Tea Rooms meals available in Boyle for you when we get back to inside dining …
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Even the mighty will fall

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Eating out – a delight …

Supermac's Irish Breakfast

I can highly recommend Supermac’s ‘Irish breakfast’ !!!
I had good reason to be in the area, and called to Supermac’s, Cortober, Carrick-on-Shannon for their freshly cooked (no bain-marie stuff) takeaway meal.
• €7.35 complete with 2 eggs, 2 sausages, 2 white & 2 black puddings, 2 lean rashers, 2 toast, tomato, tea, condiments … and importantly, friendly service.

Courtyard Market

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Beautiful shopfront and fascia sign

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Newtownforbes, Co. Longford – A beautifully / appropriately designed shopfront and fascia sign in Irish and English. We need more like this… and there are grants available !!

 

The Violin by Alex Pentek

The Violin by Alex PentekThe steel sculpture on the N5 Bypass outside Longford Town by Alex Pentek represents the upper portion of a giant 20m long violin as if it has been partly unearthed by the newly cut-away embankment. Using a bold, elegant, yet simple visual language this idea aims to communicate Longford’s rich musical heritage as both an expression and as part of the surrounding landscape.

Rockingham, Boyle

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County councillors to get €8,000, a 50% pay increase

City and county councillors will get an 8,000 euro a year pay rise from the 1st of July.
They are currently paid just over 17,000 euro a year – but this will rise to 25,000 euro a year over the summer … a 50% pay rise !!

The Moorings Restaurant

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The Toon Team – €3 Million
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All novice and learner drivers are now subject to a 7 point disqualification limit

Over 2,000 drivers will receive letters informing them of a change in the penalty points system. All novice and learner drivers are now subject to a 7 point disqualification limit. The figure had been 12 points under a system from 2014.

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Dangerous Junctions – Tobar Padraig is not alone

Other Boyle junctions of particular ill-repute:
Knocknashee / Shelling Hill (at the Abbey), Mc Donagh’s Corner, The Railway Bridge (Greatmeadow), King House/ Main Street

Stride-Beyond Coaching

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The Royal Hotel 12th May

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Contractors’ containers have moved onto the site … Please note, the scaffolding is on a different building.

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Boyle Chamber of Commerce – reopening best wishes

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Boyle Chamber of Commerce wishes all businesses and services that are returning to normal trading every success on your re-opening. To those of you who cannot yet open up fully, we hope it won’t be long until you can.
There are many supports available to businesses arising from the unique circumstances of Covid-19 and these are continuously evolving.
Devine and Company, Accountants have advised the below as being the most useful and up-to-date websites. Each of you may be impacted in different ways and the supports have certain timeframes and various criteria to satisfy.
You can also seek advice and guidance from your own Advisors or Local Enterprise Office in Roscommon.
Best Wishes for a safe opening.

Ladies football

Boyle Celtic Clubhouse

Ladies football returning this Monday 10th May from 8pm-9pm at Boyle Celtic Astro pitch.⚽️
EVERYONE welcome – no experience necessary, even if you’ve never kicked a football in your life or just in years, it’s a lot of fun and some great outdoor exercise.

Stewarts Oil

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“May Green” – if there is a named colour

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Siobhan Gallagher Coaching

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40 Shades of Green – Lough Key Forest Park

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Sean Carty Cars

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Maple Drive, May 2021

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Marians Fashions

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Magees Fashion Shop

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Stock up on heating fuels …

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Reprise

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Boyle Courthouse

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Brogans totalhealth Pharmacy

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Sketches – entrance to L. Key Forest Park from the N4

Does Sunshine vitamin D help put Covid in the shade?

Irish Examiner: “A group of medical professionals and academics is now calling on the government to recommend a daily dose of 20 to 25 micrograms (mgs) of vitamin D for every Irish adult as a preventative treatment for Covid-19. They also want the government to provide vitamin D supplementation to vulnerable groups such as frontline healthcare workers, those with pre-existing conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure and older adults, especially those living in nursing homes.”

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“Non Nationals” – a short story by John Mulligan

Listen to John Mulligan’s beautifully written and spoken story of a generous Christmas charitable act to fellow, but less fortunate humans …

Sketches

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Sketching, for me, is a challenging, occasional activity I have enjoyed since I was a pre-teen. Now in this Covid Lockdown era I find myself “drawn-to-drawing” with a renewed energy. “High Art” … certainly not … !!

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics anonymous

Just a gentle reminder –  “we would be delighted if you could put a small message on realboyle.com regarding our AA meeting. It takes place every Thursday at midday in St. Joseph’s Hall.
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. Their stated purpose is to enable “members to stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety.” It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, and apolitical.”