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Boyle GAA Update 26th September


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

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Kiawah Island & Freshfields Village

Freshfields Village

September 2006: All of 10 years ago we spent one of our ‘holidays of a lifetime’ in the USA – Kiawah Island and Freshfields Village, South Carolina.

Freshfields Village

Photos on Flickr

Lets Meet Up 4 Tea

Monday 26th September 10am-1pm: Boyle Family Resource Centre (Family Life Centre) Register and join this complimentary Educational Seminal Workshop. Fashion/Art/Business/Community Development. For further information contact Susuana at 089 433 3796 or contact the Centre for more information.


The death has occurred of Una O’CONNOR, Camlin, Ballinameen, Boyle

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Damian Cahill R.I.P.

The death has occurred of Damian CAHILL, Croghan, Boyle

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Speech & Drama classes

Speech & Drama classes will be held in Convent Primary School, Boyle on Thursday September 29th and will continue every Thursday for 10 weeks. For further details contact Bernadette Dwyer 071 966 6040.

Marilyn’s Blog Page “The Greatest Love Of All”

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Charlie FRANCIS R.I.P.

The death has occurred of Charlie Francis, Athlone, grandson of Chrissie Corrigan (Boyle)

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Make Michael D our President forever!!

President Michael D. Higginsphoto source: Irish Independent

Late Late Show Friday 23rd September: The president spoke about his plans for the future, his life as president and his visions for a new Ireland … and there was nothing but love shown for the Áras resident on the social media machine.
Host Ryan Tubridy found it difficult to get a word in as President Higgins entertained the audience with a few stories from his life as a young man.

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Roscommon stroke survivors group

Survivors of stroke in Co Roscommon will be able to avail of a new support group scheme from the end of this month.

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Irish Classes with Michéal O’Tuathail

Student Irish Course with a special emphasis on Oral Irish. Tuesdays 6.30pm-7.30pm. Cost: €60.
Adult Irish Course For competent speakers to improve. Tuesdays 7.45pm-9.15pm. Cost: €80.
Back Learning Irish for Adults For those who want to relearn and refresh their Irish. Thursdays 7.30pm-9pm Cost: €80.
• At Boyle Family Resource Centre (Family Life Centre)

Tadhg TV Update 24th September



Tony Conboy “An Oblique View” 23rd September


Always entertaining, always observant, Tony Conboy writes “An Oblique View” … a ‘must read’ and widely read feature on every week. Tony comments on topics local, national and international. This week Tony ‘casts an eye’ and comments on a range of topics – The Drawn All-Ireland Final : Part Two: The Replay Another Battle : Abbey Community College ‘Class Act’ : The Siege of Jadotville The Congo 1961 – Boyle Connections : ‘Ireland the Autobiography’ by John Bowman : Eamon de Valera : Boyle GAA: Two Fixtures : Roscommon GAA League Fixtures for 2017

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Úna Bhán Community Notes – Update 24th September


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St. Joseph’s Church Newsletter – update for Sunday 24th September


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Siege of Jadotville, 1961

Siege of JadotvilleMary Tiernan and Senator Frank Feighan

Senator Feighan said it was a great source of pride to be among the large attendance at Custume Barracks in Athlone last Saturday where a special event took place to formally honour the bravery of Irish soldiers who fought at the famous Siege of Jadotville 55 years ago.
“In 1961, 157 Irishmen fended off 3,000 enemy forces at the famous Siege of Jadotville in fierce exchanges which lasted six days. Three hundred enemy forces were killed during this battle in the Congo while there were no fatalities on the Irish side.”

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“Free” car parking in Boyle?

Once upon a time we used to take pride in Boyle’s offer of “Free Parking”. However, those halcyon days are long gone as the spectre of parking regulations spreads through the Elphin Street/Rail Station parts of town. Boyle rail station was the first to introduce parking charges and included ‘double yellows’ on the approach road. Then came the one-hour restriction on parts of Elphin Street.
The SuperValu (private) Car Park is the latest location to install restrictions, with a time cap on parking. Apparently a member of staff, complete with clipboard can be seen noting parked cars and issuing a note to time transgressors. A hair-do, something to eat and weekly shop might well take more than the said time cap!
Our Chamber of Commerce and Town Team, Boyle TM and Roscommon Co Council might need to look at the possibility of providing a free car parking area in the Elphin Street part of town so that our notion of “Free Parking in Boyle” is maintained.

Update 23rd to 29th September

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Fianna Fáil to hold Action on Flooding conference

Fianna Fáil, led by its spokesperson on flooding and the OPW, Eugene Murphy TD will host a major conference on flooding on Monday, 26th September in the Percy French Hotel, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon. The event will begin at 9.30am and run until 2pm. Keynote speakers during the conference will include: Eugene Murphy TD : Eugene Dwyer, Roscommon Co Council : Sean Finan President, Macra na Feirme : Minister Denis Naughten TD : Professor Paul Johnston : John Hanley, Chairman of Co. Roscommon IFA

Boyle Celtic – success for u18 players


14454566_1222870511090208_1706664852_nBoyle Celtic are delighted to announce that two under 18 players have been called for trial for the Connacht team. Jack Moran, son of John and Vivienne, Taylor’s Hill and Robert Kearney, son of Colin and Teresa, Maple Drive will attend the trials at Milebush on Saturday 8th October. The club would like to extend its congratulations to both young men and their families. They are a credit to the club and their families. Also well done to the coaches who have got them this far. We all wish them the best of luck.

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Saturday 1st October: Introduction to Beekeeping : 11-12 in Boyle : 2..30-3.30 Roscommon : FREE Event : All Welcome

Job of the week: Spot treat perennial weeds

The worst perennial weeds, like ground elder, bindweed and couch grass, are beginning to draw nutrients down to the roots ready for winter dormancy, so it’s the ideal time to apply a dose of glyphosate-based weedkiller, such as RoundUp or WeedFree. The plants will suck it down into their roots too, giving it all winter to do its worst.

For advice on your Flowers: Fruit & veg: Greenhouse: Around the garden …

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€5m national initiative to support Rural Economic Development

Minister-Humphries-with-MH-at-ploughingMinister Humphries with Senator Maura Hopkins at the National Ploughing Championships

Communities in Roscommon to benefit from €5m national initiative to support Rural Economic Development
Fine Gael Senator Maura Hopkins has said that communities in Roscommon are to benefit from a €5 million national initiative to support Rural Economic Development.

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Mk Financial Hot topic #28

What is Income Protection, and Why do you need it?

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Facebook Updates from our area politicians

When do they get time for work? It seems our politicians are expected to attend every event and Blog their lobbying and progress. Facebook too is a favoured platform for keeping in touch. Below is a list for your perusal …
Minister Denis Naughten [read more…]
Eugene Murphy TD [read more…]
Michael Fitzmaurice TD [read more…]
Senator Maura Hopkins [read more…]
Senator Frank Feighan  [To be confirmed]
Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan [read more…]

Positive Ageing Week – 26th September to 2nd October

Positive Ageing

Get involved by organising or attending and event in your local community : “Boost Your Power with Digi Hour”, September 29th, 8-9pm in Boyle Library, King House.
Find out more at : phone 01 475 6989

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Are ties between Roscommon and Leitrim on the way?

Closer ties between Roscommon Co Council and Leitrim Co Council were proposed at a recent meeting of  Carrick-on-Shannon Municipal District Councillors.
Contact is to be made with the Boyle executive with a view to arranging a joint meeting which would enhance both areas and welcomed by the people of Roscommon and Leitrim.
• Boyle/Carrick is a region and could/should be marketed as such. Boyle has its heritage feel, premier attractions and shops and Carrick has its River Shannon attractions, Cinema, Swimming pool etc etc.

Brexit Briefings in Sligo & Castlebar

Brexit Briefings to address the “Impacts and Opportunites” presented by Brexit will take place on Thursday September 29th in IT Sligo at 8.00am and GMIT Castlebar at 5.00pm.
Guest speakers include the economist Jim Power and Eoghan O’Mara Walsh, Chief Executive of the Irish Tourist Industry Confederation.
Issues to be discussed include Brexit’s impact on sterling and on the competitiveness of the Irish export relationship with the UK; the future trading relationship to be negotiated between the UK and the EU; the border with Northern Ireland and impact of cross border trade; and the regional challenges and opportunities that Brexit presents.
The briefings, jointly organised by Sligo Chamber Skillnet, HPSU Skillnet Galway and Role Skillnet Boyle, are free to anyone with an interest in the development of the North West/Mayo region. For more information or to reserve places please email or call Michael on 086 203 9182.

Tuesday’s Launching the Grange Text Alert Area

20160920_202247L-R : Bernard Kearney, Kathleen Gregg, Vincent Egan, Mary Lavin, Sergeant Paul McDermott and Garda Michael Pilkington
Also present were Eugene Murphy TD, Co Cllr John Cummins and Co Cllr Liam Callaghan

Tuesday 20th September: The Grange Text Alert Area initiative was launched in Boyle Golf Club at 8pm.
“Text Alert” is a Community Crime Prevention Programme. An Garda Síochána provide information by text or e-mail to each registered “Community Contact” and they, in turn forward the information by text or e-mail to all members of their Community Group.
• On behalf of the great Grange community and the organising committee, Vincent Egan welcomed the full house attendence and acted as linking MC for Sergeant Paul McDermott and Garda Michael Pilkington who gave security advice and answered queries. Bernard Kearney, Muintir na Tire spoke on the organisation’s role in the Text Alert programme
• Refreshments were served afterwards as the night became a happy community social event.

Wednesday 21st September

20160921_071713Early risers may have noted Wednesday morning’s dramatic morning sky

20160921_072632The late September Autumn sun shone beautifully in Lough Key Forest park this Wednesday morning. However the old ‘red sky in the morning’ soon became the ‘Shepherd’s Warning’ as it heralded a downturn to wind and rain!

Boyle Musical Society – “Hairspray”

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Principal parts cast for Hairspray! The production team has revealed who will be playing the various characters in the forthcoming BMS production of “Hairspray”.
Karen Gordon will play Tracey Turnblad : Ronan Smith will play Corny Collins. Stephen Tighe will take on the role of Edna and Colette Noone will play Penny Pingleton. Velma von Tussle and Amber von Tussle will be played by Niamh Noonan and Cliona Dowd respectively, while Link Larkin will be played by Darragh Beirne. Marc Egan will take on the role of Seaweed and Niamh Grehan will play Little Inez. Catherine Bolger will play Motormouth, Diarmuid Beirne will play Wilbur Turnblad and Edel Noonan will play Prudy Pingleton.
• More parts to be announced later.


I am not happy with work that I had done in my house by a builder and will have to pay for someone else to finish the job properly. What can I do to recoup the additional expense?
If your original builder is unwilling to compensate you, you may be able to pursue a claim against the builder through the Small Claims procedure.

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Rosary For Ireland – Public Square Rosary Crusade

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Marian Shrine, 13th October at 7.30pm: “We must stop the secular advance and pray to God for help.” Contact Mary Scanlon for information 086 312 3930

Updates from our area politicians (Sunday 18th September)

Minister Denis Naughten [read more…]
Eugene Murphy TD [read more…]
Michael Fitzmaurice TD [read more…]
Senator Maura Hopkins [read more…]
Senator Frank Feighan [read more…]

 Magee’s Fashion Show in Tawnytaskin


Wednesday 19th October from 8.30pm: Fashion Show by Magees Fashions in Tawnytaskin Community Centre. Also included will be makeovers by Hair & More and Trish Regan, Beauty Stylist. Refreshments available, BYOB Wine. Proceeds to Epilepsy Ireland. admission €10. Tickets available from Mary Magee’sgees, Hair and More, Adam’s Apple or call 086 813 0005

Boyle Diary, courtesy of Úna Bhan Tourism


View a very useful diary of planned events for September 2016, compiled by Úna Bhán Tourism

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Stewarts Oil : order now to keep cosy & warm this winter

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Start a business in Boyle – premises are available

7,000 sq.ft recently built premises available for occupancy by anyone interested in a start up industry, office/call centre etc 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 available. Here in Boyle we have access to at least eight agencies that can help.
• For full information on the premises mentioned above, please call +353 86 260 3403
• Why Choose Boyle [here…]

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