Reflexology with Marilyn O’Connor

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Carrick Cineplex Friday 26th August to Thursday 1st September

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Hens & Stags could benefit Boyle positively

On Saturday evening I was delighted to notice an unusual ‘boat-load’ of visitors at Boyle Harbour. Their pill-box white sailor caps and happy attitude needed ‘ further investigation’. I was told “We are a group of friends on a stag party for a fellow ‘mate’ who will get married soon. We decided to avoid the hurdy-gurdy of Stags & Hens in Carrick in favour of a cruiser boat trip to Lough Key and Boyle Harbour” Later in the evening this well-behaved group of friends walked to Boyle seeking whatever restaurants and bars might cater for their youthful appetites.
• These were not beer-swilling louts swaggering around town … just a bunch of intelligent young men celebrating a team-building group ethic.
• The question remains: “Is Boyle ready, willing and able to develop its own niche, boat-gifting Stags & Hens market”?

Feighan welcomes 160 new Vistamed jobs in Carrick-on-Shannon

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Senator Frank Feighan has said that the creation of a further 160 new jobs at Vistamed in Carrick-on-Shannon is a major endorsement for the pool of talent which exists in Leitrim and the surrounding region
realboyle comment: With 160 new jobs to be filled, ‘just across the road’ in neighbouring Carrick-on-Shannon, Boyle jobseekers will have work opportunities, and added reasons to live, work and play here in dear old Ireland rather than emigrate!

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Marilyn’s Blog update 29th August

Marilyn's Blog GraphicMarilyn’s Blog this week gives a practical insight to: “Fear The Fear And Do It”, and concludes with the “5 Stages Of Fear”

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This week, let’s …

think out side the box

Senator Frank Feighan is calling on the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, to consider Carrick-on-Shannon as part location for the European Medicines Agency. During his interview on Shannonside FM Senator Feighan pointed out that there is sufficient office space in Carrick for 900 employees in the ‘MBNA Building’
• Jobs ‘just across the road’ in neighbouring Carrick-on-Shannon benefit Boyle jobseekers and give added reasons to live, work and play here in the area rather than emigrate! The entire community benefits and Boyle traders will be delighted with continuing footfall!

Boyle Abbey Heritage Week Event


Sunday 28th August: On a sunny, warm afternoon, a number of trad musicians and singers gathered for what has now become a very pleasant annual Heritage Week Event in beautiful Boyle Abbey.

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Bruno’s Farewell Buffet

Bruno's Restaurant

Saturday 17th September 8pm: Massive Buffet with Bruno’s Speciality Cuisine. €19 pp including a glass of Italian Wine and Dessert. Late Night with special DJ – book in at 071 966 7788

King House – Connaught Rangers Event


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

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Wheelchair Hurling Interpro


Saturday 27th August: Boyle’s own Pat Clarke was a special guest when The Sports Complex, Boyle played host to the fourth and final round of the M.Donnolly GAA Interprovincial Wheelchair Hurling League. For the first time an All-Ireland Wheelchair Hurling event was hosted in Co. Roscommon. Barry Lowe is the Roscommon delegate on the Connacht GAA Games for All Committee and was responsible for co-ordinating this Wheelchair Hurling Interprovincial event in Boyle in conjunction with Boyle GAA club
Connacht GAA Council are sponsors of this event which sees teams and players travelling from Ulster, Munster and Leinster as well as Connacht, competing for Provincial honours.

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Mary Shanley R.I.P.

The death has occurred in England of Mary Shanley, formerly of Knockarush, Boyle and sister of Peggy Regan, Forest View, Boyle.
Funeral arrangements to follow

Philomina (Phil) CASSERLY (née McGowan) R.I.P.

The death has occurred of Philomina (Phil) Casserly (nee McGowan), Boeshill, Mohill, Co.Leitrim. Formerly of Boyle, Co. Roscommon. Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family. Sadly missed by her loving husband Michael, daughters Jeanne Lynch (Drogheda), Sandra Mc Guinness (Mohill), Shirley Casserly (West Limerick) and partner Tom, son Philip (Tarmonbarry), sons in law Liam and Paul, daughter in law Susan, brother in law Paul, grandchildren, and cousin, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Phil a gentle good humoured loving wife and mother, who bore her long illness with great dignity, courage and good humour, will be sadly misssed.
May her gentle soul rest in Peace
Removal to St. Patrick’s Church, Mohill Sunday, arriving at 7pm. Mass of Christian burial on Monday at 2pm. Burial afterwards in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Mohill. House private please. No flowers, donations in lieu to Palliative Care Sligo c/o Mahon’s Funeral Directors, Boyle

Tony Conboy “An Oblique View” 27th August


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.

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Boyle Celtic U14’s


owen wrote: Boyle Celtic U14’s started the season off with a fine 2-0 victory over Tubbercurry on Saturday morning in Celtic park. Goals from Harry Bruen and Conor McPhearson in the 2nd half won the game for Celtic. Managers Doug Rodden, Chris Hill

St. Joseph’s Church Newsletter – 28th August


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Úna Bhán Community Notes – Update 19th August


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Job opportunity at Tangier Tots

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Boyle bans the Burkini!

Boyle Burkini

Boyle Whispers (your rumour channel) reports: “Local body gazers and even sons of-a-guns can’t make up their minds about the new sign at the Doon Shore. “They should be banned” wrote a prominent local. “Get ’em off ya” wrote another “it can be so f’n disturbing to encounter someone wearing a burkini at the Doon Shore” “And what about those big fat men wearing Speedos” was the comment from a lady of good taste!”

Where would you rather be?

Lough Key Forest Park

Where would you rather be at 7am on a cool, clear, end of August morning? For me the question was an easy one to answer and I just HAD to take the photo above in Lough Key Forest Park!

Ardcarne Garden Centre


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

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King House Tearooms Mini Breakfast


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

Bike Hire & Guided Tours start from King House


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


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

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

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Ireland’s Insurance Claim Culture

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

Ann Wynne’s Classes

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

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Autism: 4 week Free Training Course

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

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


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Boyle Summer Show – Dog Show Results


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

Results are as follows …

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Manchester United Supporters Club

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


Roscommon Herald 23rd August



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

Boyle GAA Club

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

Ardcarne Garden Centre

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

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

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

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Boyle Yoga Shack, starting Monday 5th September

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

Úna Bhán Community Notes – always worth reading


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

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Boyle Golf Club Update 22nd August



Boyle GAA Update 22nd August


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

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Tadhg TV – Update 20th August



Boyle Country Meats Special Offers

Boyle Country Meats Special Offers

Boyle canal walk


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

Childminder required

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

Primary Care Centre – completion August 2017

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

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

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


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Brogans Back To School

Brogans Back To School

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

The superb Rebecca Storm for Boyle

Rebecca Storm

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Did You Know – Start up in Boyle

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

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