Please support our Boyle Traders of the Day, 9th December, 2018

Xtra Mile Wash & Valet Centre : Tai Chi Chinese : An Craoibhín : Abbey House B&B : Paul Deane Appliance Repairs

North West Simon Community – Little Black Dress Luncheon

North West Simon Community

St. Vincent de Paul


“Boyle conference of St Vincent de Paul will hold our annual collection next weekend, 15th and 16th December. The collection will be taken up at all masses on Saturday and Sunday but donations can also be made by post directly to us at SVDP, Boyle or we can arrange collection by contacting us by phone at 087 929 2627. In addition donations can be made directly to national or regional offices and will be passed back to us at local level.”

Boyle Ladybirds, Brownies and Girl Guides Christmas Jumper Party 2018


From Facebook … and I couldn’t say it better … a great afternoon !!

“Thank you soo much to each and every person who came to our Christmas jumper party today. We were honoured to have celebrity guests too. We had over 120 children in total. Thank you to everyone who donated prizes and made goodies for our cake sale. Thank you to Santa for taking the time to visit us.

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Galilee Community – Christmas Prayer and Social Gathering.

You will be welcome to join us in Galilee Community on Thursday, December 20th at 8pm.
The evening will begin with reflection on the mystery of Christmas. We will conclude with a social hour, mulled punch and mince pies.

Lough Key Visitor Centre – Christmas 2018

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Mary McDermott (nee Quinn) R.I.P.

The death has occurred of Mary Mc Dermott (nee Quinn), 12 Hanly Ave, Boyle, Co. Roscommon on 9th December 2018, peacefully in the loving care of the staff of the I.C.U department Sligo University Hospital.
Deeply regretted by her loving husband Owen, her children John, Gus, Charlotte, Niall, Nichola and Owen, daughters in law, sons in law, Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, nieces, nephews, Relatives and a large circle of friends.
Mary will repose at her home Monday 10th December from 4 pm to 7 pm, house private at all other times please.
Funeral Mass in St Joseph’s Church Boyle, Tuesday 11th December at 11 am with burial afterwards to Assylinn Cemetery, Boyle.
Family flowers only.
Donations if desired to I.C.U.Department Sligo University Hospital, c/o Higgins and Sons Funeral Directors Boyle and Ballinameen.

The Crescent Bar, Christmas 2018

The Crescent Bar Christmas 2018

Abbey Haven Christmas Party 8th December 2018

All around smiles, great music, dancing, food, beverages, free raffle, caring staff par excellence … all were present and evident for everyone in Abbey Haven Care & Nursing Home on Saturday 8th December.
The fabulous sound and repertoire of Mary Rose and Enda gave life and a seasonal mix, while the guest appearance of stage fame Patrick Feeney was a delight as always. Traditional music was brilliantly represented with a ‘turn’ by a young lady (I’ll mention her name when my memory kicks in !!!)
Congratulations and thank you to Breege and Danny Mulryan for hosting yet another most enjoyable event




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The death has occurred of Josephine McCOURT (née Clayton)

Josephine McCourt (nee Clayton), London and formerly of Ballymore, Boyle, Co.Roscommon, November 4th 2018, peacefully at her home in London. Sadly missed by her daughters Orla and Tara and her son Harry, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. R.I.P Reposing in Clayton’s Cottage, Ballymore, Boyle, Co.Roscommon on Wednesday 12th December, 3 o’clock to 6 o’clock, arriving St.Joseph’s Church, Boyle at 7 o’clock. Mass of Christian burial Thursday December 13th at 12 o’clock. Funeral afterwards to Killaraght Old Cemetery.

Clarke’s Bar & Restaurant Beef Casserole Lunch


Clarke's Bar & Restaurant Beef Casserole Lunch

Station Road Social Housing

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10 new state-of-the-art house are now ready for occupation. All of the 4 bungalows and 6 two storey houses feature the most efficient home heating systems available and were built by Boyle’s excellent Danny Mulryan C

Frank Feighan … Kitty Duignan R.I.P.

Senator Frank Feighan is saddened to learn of the death of former Fine Gael Councillor Kitty Duignan.
“I knew Kitty for more than 30 years and had the great honour of being elected alongside her in 1999 to Roscommon County Council in the Boyle electoral area.
Kitty was first co-opted onto the council following the death of her husband and she retained her seat in the 1991 elections. Kitty was an extremely hard-working councillor. She was compassionate and very well liked by all who knew her and by colleagues from all parties.
Kitty will be sadly missed and I want to express my deepest condolences to her family.”
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Dementia and their carers

Margaret Mulligan wrote:
“Those with dementia and their carers are invited to Christmas lunch at Keadue Day Centre on Wed Dec 12th. There will be entertainment and information sharing. Please ring Julie on 086 174 9816 no later than Monday 10th as numbers are limited.”

Job available at National Automation, Boyle

“We are currently seeking to recruit a Junior Front Office Receptionist for our fast paced Security Distribution Business. The role is based at our Boyle Office, the position offered is to cover Maternity Leave and is offered from December 2018 until Mid July 2019…”

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Carrick Cineplex Friday 7th – Thursday 6th December

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Irish Language Classes (Cúrsaí Cainte Gaeilge)

Thursday 6th December: Participants in Micheál O’Tuathail’s Irish Classes were awarded Certificates for their achievements during the year. These classes have been taking place in Boyle Family Resource Centre during the past 10 weeks. Some students have been attending for the past few years and are continuing. The new programme will resume on February 7th 2019. Beginners and Improvers are welcome to enrol.
I took photos of some of the participants …


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Boles of Boyle Customer Appreciation Day Thursday 6th December


Models Dany and Olivia posed for photos displaying some of the many fashion garments in stock now at Boles of Boyle. The non-alcoholic mulled wine, mince pies and instore music by DJ Dermot were a bonus


Brothers of Charity (Boyle) and Elphin Community College Christmas Show

PC060013The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon, Thursday 6th December: Oh what a brilliant show!! We had singing, group dancing, comedy, trad music and dancing, slick stage management, excellent sound and stage graphics and a full house !! The names of those who produced this show escape me just now, but I heartily congratulate them as well as their performers on a fantastic show. Once more I can proudly say that we will hand over to a great generation of young people
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Roscommon Solstice Choir

Solstice Choir

The Roscommon Solstice Choir will perform in St. Michael’s Church, Croghan at 8pm on Sunday 16th December … all welcome for what promises to be a very special event.

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Ireland West (Knock) Airport – thoroughly modern

I was delighted to renew my admiration for this wonderful West of Ireland facility. You will not find a friendly customer experience anywhere! On their Facebook page [here…] referring to the Airport’s new Visitor Discovery Centre you can read : “Our new Visitor Discovery Centre, which opened last Friday, is part of our ongoing transformation programme aimed at modernising the airport terminal and making the passenger experience a better one for our customers.”
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Roscommon Co Co hit for €456,000 in latest Revenue tax haul from defaulters

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Roscommon County Council was hit to the tune of €456,000 following a Revenue audit case for the under-declaration of VAT. It included €342,000 in tax owed, interest of €13,000 and penalties of €101,000.

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Clarke’s Bar & Restaurant


Clarke’s Bar & Restaurant, St. Patrick Street, Boyle. Special Lunch and Evening Menus daily. Warm and friendly atmosphere guaranteed !!

TII to fund provision of right hand lanes at Cootehall and Croghan junctions

Senator Frank Feighan has warmly welcomed today’s commitment by Transport Infrastructure Ireland executives (TII) to fund the provision of right hand lanes at both the Cootehall and Croghan junctions on the N4 between Boyle and Carrick-on-Shannon. “TII executives confirmed this very welcome news at a meeting in Leinster House today between local campaigners and public representatives.

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Rachel Doherty not to contest local elections

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Rachel & Maura Doherty

Shannonside News: In a statement Councillor Doherty says that in recent years the workload of a County Councillor has become more demanding and that it is now essentially a full time job. She says that regrettably she is not in a position to serve for another five years due to her increasing work commitments in Failte Ireland.

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Boyle Shop Windows Christmas 2018

Magees Fashion Shop

St. Joseph’s B.N.S. St Vincent de Paul Food Appeal

Please support our annual St Joseph’s Boys National School Food Appeal (non perishable items) for the local St Vincent de Paul, items can be dropped into the school before Thursday 20th December.

Frankie and Elaine get married

Frankie and Elaine

Senator Frank Feighan wrote: “Very special weekend indeed!! Elaine & I got married in St Patrick’s Church, Castlerea on Saturday. As the Rod Stewart song goes: 🎶Some guys have all the luck🎶”
I extend very best wishes to Frank and Elaine for many happy years together.

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St. Joseph’s Parish Newsletter 3rd December

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Boyle Golf Club updates

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The Toon Team – Peter Casey joins Newstalk FM


New revenue sheriff appointed to Co Roscommon

Tony Conboy’s “An oblique view” update

Making a welcome return visit, Tony casts an educated, literate, intelligent eye on matters local and international. In his current Oblique View, Tony shares thoughts on new books, and highlights of the year gone by.

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Boyle GAA under age team awards 2018


Club Chairperson Kathleen Hanmore presenting Minor Team Manager Jim McGrath with a special award for his dedicated services to the club


MC Mike Jnr Smith, special guest Fintan Cregg and Jim McGrath, Minor Team Manager

Saturday 1st December, St. Joseph’s Hall:
Boyle GAA recognised the special 2018 achievements of its under age teams with an Awards Ceremony. Medals were presented by special guest, Roscommon Senior team star Fintan Cregg.
Gratitude was expressed to the club’s many volunteers who devote time and expertise to coach and manage our U8, U10, U12, U14, U16 and U18 panels and teams.”Parents and guardians also deserve the club’s thanks” was a sentiment delivered through the event. I took almost 150 photos and have tried (failed you may say) to arrange them for you in age groups. Please note that there are duplicates in some sets since some lads play in different age teams.
U8 [here] : U10 [here] : U12 [here] : U14 [here] : U16 [here] : U18 [here] : Team Managers, Assistants and Committee members [here]

Boyle is now officially in Christmas Mode


Saturday 1st December: Santa arrived on the Crescent in a “blaze of glory” courtesy of Boyle Fire Service. He was welcomed by hundreds of happy folks, young and not-so-young and performed his traditional turning on of Boyle’s Christmas Lights. Our beautifully transparent lit-up Christmas Tree looks wonderful as well as this year’s street lights thanks to Boyle Chamber’s Lights Committee and David Connolly Electrical.
Activities on the Crescent for the turning on of the lights included the appearance of Elves from the Boyle Scouts providing hot chocolate and Nibbles, as well as face painting by Transition Year Elves from Abbey Community College.

Ardcarne Garden Centre Christmas Shop 2018

Saturday 8th December 11am – 1pm (Both Centres) and Sunday 9th December 1pm – 3pm (Both Centres): Christmas Floristry Workshops at Ardcarne Garden Centre, Boyle & Roscommon Town,  Make your own Christmas wreath or swag – all materials provided. For more details and to book a place contact Ardcarne Garden Centre Boyle on 07196 67091 or the Roscommon Town branch on 09066 27700.

Sean Carty’s Car Of The Week

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Senator Frank Feighan has welcomed a further €350,000 in LEADER funding for Roscommon projects.

€200,000 : Arigna Energy Valley Company towards Phase 2 development works of the Arigna Mining Experience.
€117,567.47 :  Irish Pallet Systems Ltd, located in Ballyclare, Lanesboro, for the enhancement of its business facilities.
€29,644 : Roscommon Integrated Development Company CLG to conduct an extensive study of the rural economy in eight areas of the county
€5,537 : Roscommon LCDC to carry out a a feasibility study to develop a new tourism product focusing on monastic sites along the Shannon-Erne Waterways.

Feighan announces bid to seek a place on the Fine Gael General Election ticket in Roscommon-Galway

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Fine Gael Senator Frank Feighan has announced his intention to seek a party nomination to contest the next General Election in the Roscommon-Galway constituency.

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The Stairs Gastro Pub – Sunday Lunch

The Brexit Backstop … interpretation by Tony Conboy

A thoughtful well-researched guide to Brexit …

• So what exactly is a hard border?
• Why is the Irish Border such a big deal in Brexit?
• What exactly is the backstop?
• Why would there be a need for border checks?
• What backstop has the EU proposed as a solution?
• Does the UK like the EU’s proposed Backstop?
• Does anyone else NOT like the EU plan?
• What are the UK’s proposals for a wider EU-UK trade deal that might avoid a hard Irish border?
• What backstop has the UK proposed?
• Can a compromise be reached on the backstop?
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JFC Enterprise Centre, Carrick Road, Boyle

20181115_154007Now ready for occupancy, Boyle’s JFC Enterprise Centre on the site of the former Flaherty’s Garage, Carrick Road, Boyle. The JFC Enterprise Centre offers a range of bright, modern office spaces designed to house the part-time and more permanent requirements of a growing number of business people interested in locating in Boyle … ‘The Town We Love So Well’.
Photos and Information to follow, and in the meantime, for details please contact Seamus Flaherty on 086 885 4357

Abbey Community College Open Evening/Enrolment


Brogans Pharmacy Christmas Club

Brogans Christmas Club

Facebook/Twitter Updates from our local politicians

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Eating out in the Boyle area

We have a number of very fine eateries in the Boyle area. You can be guaranteed a friendly welcome, excellent service and the very best of food from diverse menus in all of them. All establishments are taking orders now for Christmas Parties. Following here are just some of our venues, in NO PARTICULAR ORDER for eating out in the Boyle area …




Tai Chi Court Restaurant

Tara Marina Reataurant & Bar