|Boyle GAA Club - Update 28th October|
The Club will hold a very special fundraising challenge game on Saturday week 8th Nov at 3pm to mark the retirement from the playing of competitive football by Cian Smith. Cian is the proud holder of an All Ireland medal with Roscommon’s Minors of 2006. Most followers of football will know that Cian has bravely battled health problems for some years and has continued to play despite adversity. He is hanging up his boots in advance of going for surgery in mid-November.
|Boyle Golf Club - Update 28th October|
Thanks to all who took part in the club fundraiser last weekend, results to follow next week. The winner of the nine hole for week ending October 25th was Charlie O’Donnell 23pts, 2nd Paddy McLoughlin 23pts. Competitions for this week are the weekly nine hole Monday – Saturday and next Sunday will be the start of the Christmas Turkey Competitions. Format is a nine hole stableford re-entry.
The annual Centra charity walk for breast cancer Will take place next Sunday 2nd November starting at 3pm from Cooney’s Centra. Registration 2.30pm and €10.00 and includes a free pink high visibility vest. A very enjoyable day for a great cause is promised with refreshments served after. Let’s try and make this walk the biggest walk yet!
The AGM of Boyle Courthouse Development Co., Ltd. will take place on Thursday, 30th October in The Enterprise Centre at 8pm. All welcome.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the October Bank Holiday weekend has turned out to be a realboyle.com non-fiction blockbuster :-
|James Kilbane in Concert||Church of Ireland Fundraiser|
|Lough Key Visitor Centre||Halloween 2014|
|Moone Boy Italia Night||Úna Bhán event in St. Joseph's Hall.|
"A Delicate Wildness" book launch
Julian Vignoles, Creighton's Bar
|Tara & Kevin, Kacey's Christening||St. Joseph's Church|
|Emily & Nigel, Shay's Christening||St. Joseph's Church|
|19th Infantry Visitor Centre||Launch in West Wing, King House|
|Eating Out in Boyle||I enjoyed eating out and supporting Clarke's, An Craoibhín, Tai Chi and Lough Key over the Holiday Weekend|
A break-in and theft of cash took place at the XL Store, Abbeytown during last night. Boyle Gardai are investigating. If you noticed suspicious activity in the area, you should contact them on 071 966 4620
The deadline for donating prizes for Boyle traders Mega Christmas Draw which is currently being planned to fund New Christmas Lights for Boyle is TOMORROW FRIDAY 24th Oct by 4.30pm. To allow Boyle TM proceed with placing the order for the new lights, we need to be assured of your continued support.
If you are in a position to donate a prize from your business or any of your suppliers, please confirm same with Brian Kelly-Betterbuy/Surprises before tomorrow evening at 4.30pm. We have arranged for Raffle cards to be printed over Bank Holiday weekend. We look forward to your continued support. Thanking you on behalf of Boyle TM :- Brian Kelly, Cecil Draper, Stephen Bohan, Dara Callaghan, Patricia Golden & Siobhan Gallagher
We are delighted that Roscommon Co Council honoured Boyle actor Chris O'Dowd for making what it says is an 'outstanding contribution to the county's standing at home and abroad'.
By implication, the O'Dowd family as well as the people of Boyle were honoured as this was the community that made it possible for Chris to grow up and mature in an atmosphere where creativity is encouraged and recognised.
SHOWING FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY!
Carrick Cineplex is delighted to announce a very special 'Theatre Stage to Screen' film event starring one of our favourite actors! Boyle's own Chris O'Dowd treads the boards in the hit Broadway production OF MICE AND MEN, filmed on stage by National Theatre Live, screening in Carrick Cineplex on Thursday 6th November at 7pm - tickets go on sale tomorrow at www.carrickcineplex.ie
MeetWest, the largest business networking event in the West of Ireland brings a wide range of companies from the West of Ireland and further afield together to network and do business. In its fourth year, MeetWest offers participating companies a full day of tailored one-to-one networking meetings complimented by a wide range of presentations, consultation areas and a networking dinner. The event offers delegates an invaluable opportunity to meet and connect with other businesses.
Who is MeetWest for? Companies From All Sectors: Representatives of Business Networks: Micro-enterprises, Small and Medium-sized Companies: Large Companies, Multinationals
Fine Gael senator Martin Conway saidon the Vincent Browne show last night that "Water does not fall out of the sky." !!! ... maybe he thinks it gets made in a factory ... like milk ... and eggs :-)
Roscommon South Leitrim TD Frank Feighan has been appointed as the new Irish Co-Chair of the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly. He was formally ratified at the Assembly’s 49th Plenary Session in Ashford in Kent.
Deputy Feighan joins Westminster co-Chair Laurence Robertson MP in setting the direction of the Assembly, which works to foster links and dialogue between parliamentarians and groups across the two countries.
TAIZE PRAYER in Galilee Community, Tintagh, Boyle on Friday, October 31st from 9pm -10pm.
Is there anything worse than your Sunday spin been cut short due to mechanical failure… and that's just the beginning, you then have the increasing cost of having your pride and joy repaired.
Well folks it doesn't have to be that way! The majority of mechanical failures are due to poor maintenance so why not make the most of the long winter evenings and learn to maintain your own bike.
Shannonside FM report: Recruitment is underway to fill over 550 jobs in the public sector. The positions are at entry and graduate level – and will be filled over the next two years. Further information can be found on the Public Appointments Service website – public jobs dot ie.
|Boyle GAA Club - Update 20th October|
The highlight of the weekend was the 5 point victory by Boyle’s National Automation Limited Minors over Michael Glaveys in the County Minor Championship Division 3 Final in Knockcroghery on Saturday. Congratulations to the entire panel and their management team of Donal Kelly, Kieran McKeon and Cathal Horan. Thanks also to the many supporters who went along to support the lads.
Insiders on RTE TV on Tuesday at 7 will deal with Roscommon’s Tommy Kenoy and his drive to open up Croke Park to rugby and soccer during the rebuilding of the Aviva stadium and the eventual visit of the Queen of England to Croke Park.
Ireland's Fittest Families semi-final using Ireland's Toughest Muckers course in Lough Key Forest Park will be screened on RTE next Sunday the 26th rather than the following weekend. This is great it will be shown one week before Ireland's Toughest Muckers next challenge on the 2nd of November.
Boyle GAA U-12 beat a gallant Clan na Gael (1-8 to 1-4) to become champions in the Roscommon County Summer League finals held at Oran GAA club on Sunday 19th October. Team captain, Luke Glennon, holds the shield high in reward for a well deserved victory!
Tony wrote: "It was a great game with some fine football played, worthy of much older lads … we were all very proud of them."
Premium Tickets for ‘Grease’ available from 12pm on Saturday October 25th!
With just over four weeks to go until opening night, tickets for Boyle Musical Society’s eagerly anticipated new show, the hilarious comedy musical, Grease, will go on sale on this Saturday October 25th at 12pm. They will be available to book or purchase from the BMS ticket office, which is situated beside Marian’s on Bridge Street. The office will remain open until 3pm.
Boyle town has a 'heritage' feel, and is a very pleasant place to visit, live and work. To its 2,500 population it is home. The Boyle area is a special place and can boast its attractions King House, Boyle Abbey, Lough Key Forest Park Visitor and Activity Centre, Fine Shops, Schools, Housing, Services, Accommodation Providers and places to eat out, and three great nearby lakes with superb fishing.
Just a short drive from Boyle are Carrowkeel and the Bricklieve Megalithic Cemetery, The Arigna Mining Experience, Douglas Hyde Centre at Frenchpark, the Coleman Centre in Gurteen, Cromleach Lodge Hotel, Kilronan Castle Hotel and much more.
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October Bank Holiday weekend. This event is being organised by Una Bhan Tourism and plans are in motion for a memorable weekend with a difference! Moone Boy Fest, Celebrating all things Moone Boy, Saturday, October 25th
Our very successful Boyle Camera Club held its AGM last Tuesday
The current Board of Directors, Oversight Committee and Management Staff at the unveiling of a specially commissioned wooden sculpture honouring the Boyle Union's past chairpersons.
Manager Joe Currid welcomed those present and outlined current Credit Union developments that will benefit members into the future, including online banking, bill-pay facilities and the planned provision of Debit Cards. The branch now has 5,000 members and capital of €13 million. Also present at the ceremony were eight of the Union's ten past chairpersons since its foundation in 1978 as well as current chairperson Bernie Mullins.
Items that can be collected are:- New and Used Men’s and Women’s &
Children’s Clothing, Footwear, Belts, Handbags, Hats, Household Textiles
(curtains, blankets etc), Mobile Phones (put these in a separate bag or hand
into reception in the school).
All bags can be left outside the side gate at of the school on or before THURSDAY 13TH NOVEMBER
|An Oblique View - Tony Conboy - 16th October|
This week's is a 'Must Read'. Tony casts his well informed, intelligently analytical and clear-thinking eye on the recent by election, the forthcoming general election, GAA matters of interest, next week's events in Boyle and offers special congratulations for 'jobs well done'
|Boyle GAA update - 13th October|
Congratulations to Club Officer Aidan Lavin on being the recipient of a special award from the National Blood Transfusion Service for having reached 50 blood donations. The GAA strongly encourages blood donation and the Club urges all our members to make a conscious effort to give blood at the nearest available blood transfusion clinic.
A specially commissioned wooden sculpture will be unveiled at a ceremony in Credit Union offices on Green Street at 5.30pm. The sculpture honours the Boyle Union's past chairpersons:
1978-1984 Fr Bobby Jones
1985-1988 Mae Morris
1988-1991 Pat Wynne
1991-1993 Jack Fallon
1993-1995 Anne Ryan
1995-2002 Paddy McDermott
2003-2004 John Keville
2004-2005 Tom Commons
2005-2008 Pat Wynne
2009-2011 Billy Reid
2012 to date Bernie Mullins
Tommy wrote: A very successful Charity Car Wash was held last Saturday October 11th. Darren O'Flaherty, Mark McGovern, Martin Supple, Tommy Sheridan, and Gerry Kiernan would like to thank people who helped out: Paul Byrne for the donated advertising signs, SuperValu for the treats, Gerry Gunning for sponsoring the car shampoo, Sean O'Dowd and realboyle.com, Aaron Sharkey, Gary Neary, Dylan Thomas + Rourke for their extra hands and the Casey family for their
We have raised €2226 to date and thank all for their generous support for the Kyle Casey Fund. Very best wishes to Kyle and his family going forward.
The forthcoming AGM of the Roscommon Community Tourism Network, will be held on Thursday 30th October, 2014, at 8.00pm in Gleeson’s Townhouse, the Square, Roscommon.
One side of Boyle Bridge has now been repaired and preparations are being made to lay a new footpath. Congratulations to Feelystone, Boyle who repaired damaged sections of the bridge and NRA contractors Jons Civil who will lay new footpaths.
"A Delicate Wildness - The Life and Loves of David Thompson." How fitting that Julian Vignoles author of “A Delicate Wildness” should choose Creighton’s bar in the John Cryan building as the perfect venue for his book signing October 25th, 2014 at 4.00pm.
Three books of particular Boyle interest will be available in the near future, and well before Christmas. You might consider adding one or all to your 'must have Christmas present list'.
• "Moone Boy" by Chris O'Dowd and Nick Murphy Boyle launch on Wednesday October 22nd
• "A Life In Stone" by Barry Feely, launch in King House, Friday 7th November
• "Christy Regan" by Mary Regan with a King House launch on Friday 28th November
Shane Feely and Feelystone Ltd., Boyle are carrying out excellent repair work on the damaged Boyle Bridge. In addition to repairs, craftsmen at Feelystone had to carve four new pillars similar to the existing ones. Shane tells me works will be completed quickly. The repairs will be noticeable for a time, but will age gracefully.
Contractors will also replace the footpaths on both sides of the bridge
Thursdays At Galilee: We continue to explore the Sunday scriptures in light of the needs of our time. Cuppa at 7.30pm, session at 8pm followed by a prayer.
Nessa O'Brolcháin and Cliodhna Quinlan now operate the cafe at Ardcarne Garden Centre, 10am-5pm Monday to Saturday and 12 to 5pm on Sundays. Visit Ardcarne Garden Cafe for Hearty, Healthy, Homemade specials, Salads and Desserts. Vegetarian and Gluten-free options are available. Oh what a lovely venue to visit and relax in a garden setting while you enjoy great food options.
Four years ago I had the pleasure of gathering photos and information as well as creating a website for Roscommon Co Council/Look West, about ten towns in County Roscommon. Information on each needs to be updated. Please let me have current information and suggestions by emailing email@example.com Yes, I know Frenchpark needs to be included and I will develop information and take photos. Click on any or all of the
town links named below:
Ballaghaderreen : Ballyleague : Boyle : Castlerea : Cortober
Elphin : Knockcroghery : Monksland : Roscommon : Strokestown
Our excellent Roma Grill Takeaway on the Crescent has reopened following extensive renovations. The shop looks great and Lucio's chips etc etc are excellent - you won't find better! Opening hours: 12 noon till late, 7 days a week. New photos to follow.
The bridge over the river Boyle in the centre of town has been the subject for countless photographs, postcards and featured in many publication. The bridge was damaged a few months ago. Restoration works are now underway.
Local historian Frank Geelan has supplied information about the history of the bridge.
In 1763, Sir Edward King had a statue of King William erected on the bridge of the time, possible a wooden structure. This statue was moved to a site on top of a stone plinth in what was know as the Town Park, and now named the Pleasure Grounds. The statue was moved before the rebuilding of Boyle Bridge in 1834.
The Visitor Centre at the 19th Infantry Battalion FCA Association will be launched on Sunday 26th October at 6.30pm by Colonel Brendan McAndrew, ADC to President Michael D Higgins. Col McAndrew is a Ballymote native and served previously with the 19th Battalion. The event will be attended by members of the Battalion, the county Librarian, armed forces personnel and specially invited guests.
Here are some reasons: Boyle's West of Ireland location, beautiful local scenery, access to the N4 National Primary route, all of the 7 up and 7 down daily trains stop at our railway station, we are 25 miles from Sligo City and Atlantic Ocean seaside resorts, 45 minutes from Knock International Airport, close to us are the River Shannon and 3 large famous lakes, a plethora of historical treasures, sports and social clubs abound.
• We have prime Tourist Attractions: King House, Boyle Abbey and Lough Key Forest Park We have leading edge schools, houses for sale, an active Town Council and Chamber of Commerce, High Speed Broadband, no pollution, a friendly "live and let live" attitude, fine shops and services, many highly talented inhabitants as well as excellent accommodation providers, restaurants and services.
King House, Boyle: Senior Library Assistant Patricia O'Flaherty. Tel: 071 966 2800 E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday: 1.00pm to 8.00pm
Wednesday: 10.00am to 1.00pm and 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Thursday: 1.00pm to 8.00pm
Friday: 10.00am to 1.00pm and 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Saturday: 10.00am to 1.00pm and 2.00pm to 5.00pm
My car may be eleven years old, but inside it looks like new ... following a valet by "Dirty Cars Wanted" at Stewarts Oil, Boyle.
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These are some of Stewarts Oil delivery drivers with Tom Beirne (the face behind the phone) ... a happy bunch of guys who bring warmth to households throughout the region. Order your central heating oil now from Stewarts Oil. Call 071 967 0100
"There's No Oil like Stewarts Oil" ...
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