Please support our Boyle Traders of the Day, 15th July, 2018

Kelly’s Londis • Lookwell Laundry & Dry Cleaners • Magees Fashion Shop

Cootehall Barracks Fund, Contract SigningCootehall_Barracks

Pictured at the Signing of the Construction Contract, Cootehall. Included in the photo are: Tony Bambrick (Committee Member), Roden Brady (Building Contractor), Colm Lenihan (Joinet Chairman), Maurice Gannon (Joint Chairman), Seamus Dowd (Building Consultant), Jan Cronzier (Joinet Secretary), Sue Evans (Joint Secretary), Peter Griffin P.R.O, Claire Canty (Roscommon Leader).  Missing from Photograph, Angela Dowd (Treasurer), Mary Fryen, (Committee Member).
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Mary (Mai) Flynn R.I.P.

The death has occurred of Mary (Mai) Flynn, Raheela, Frenchpark, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon. Peacefully in her 93rd year, in the loving care of the doctors, nurses and staff at Sligo University Hospital. Surrounded by her loving family. Predeceased by her husband Paddy and daughter Colette. Sadly missed by her daughters Marian (Higgins, Ballinameen), Patricia (Bruen, Castlerea), Tina (Flynn, Raheela), Helen (Monaghan, Raheel)
Mai will repose at her residence on Monday from 3pm – 8pm. Funeral arriving to St. Asius’ Church, Frenchpark on Tuesday morning for Mass of the Resurrection at 11.30am followed by interment in Tibohine Old Cemetery. Family flowers only please.

20180713_151958Ray dArcy interviewing Lough Key Manager Louise Fitzpatrick during the Hidden Heartlands RTE radio show in L.Key Forest Park on Friday 13th

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Lots of catching up to do

It has been a hectic, sad, uplifting and fun past week for me. Loads of photos will follow during today …

King's-TrailAn excellent, well-planned, highly enjoyable Saturday guided bus trip to attractions in the general area … take it – you’ll love it !!

A golden oldie …

Why Boyle??
In a New York church a man spots a golden telephone with a sign which reads “$10,000 a minute.” A priest says to the man “This golden phone is a direct line to Heaven and if you pay, you can talk directly to God!!”
Later in St. Joseph’s Church, Boyle, there is also a golden telephone with the sign “Calls: 35 cent.”
Fascinated, the man says to Fr. Gerry. “Father, I have been in cities all across the world and in each church I have found this golden telephone and have been told it is a direct line to Heaven and that I could talk to God, but, in the other churches the cost was $10,000 a minute. Your sign reads 35 cent a call. Why?”
A smiling Fr. Gerry smiling,  “Son, you’re in Boyle now … it’s a local call !!!

Hermit Collective – live at Farmers Market

Saturday 21st July from 10.30am until 1pm, the award winning poetry, music and art group The Hermit Collective will be live in Boyle Farmers market, at King House. Eclectic and entertaining, don’t miss it.

A non-alcoholic gin has officially launched in Ireland

Silk Tree Botanics has just released Ireland’s only non-alcoholic gin! Silk Tree was born when founders Andrew and Tracy Oates (Cootehall) realised their love affair with gin and tonic had run its course.

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Sophia O’Dowd

37068853_10217204288047327_1690433831317798912_nThis is Sophia who won Gold in the 12-15 English singing representing Roscommon at the recent Connacht Fleadh. Sophia will go on to the All Ireland in August in Drogheda.

Clean up of the river

Boyle River CleanupMembers of Boyle & District Angling Club carried out a Boyle River Cleanup this evening (Wednesday 13th August 2014)
(L to R) Jane Suffin, Derek Winter, Eamon Conroy, Martin Suffin, Billy Reid, Tom Commons

Jacki Valentine wrote: “Boyle Tidy Towns are arranging a clean up of the river and car park beside the post office for Tuesday 17th at 7pm. Let’s get the area cleared up prior to the Arts Festival. All help would be greatly appreciated”

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Úna Bhán Community NotesUnaBhan

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Carrick Cineplex Friday 13th – Thursday 19th July

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Boles Summer SALE 2018Boles Summer SALE 2018

Magee’s Fashions Summer SaleMagees Fashions Summer Sale 2018

Facebook/Twitter Updates from our local politicians

Minister Denis Naughten [Facebook…][Twitter…Eugene Murphy TD  [Facebook…][Twitter…Michael Fitzmaurice TD  [Facebook…][Twitter…Senator Maura Hopkins [Facebook…][Twitter…Senator Frank Feighan  [Facebook…][Twitter…Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan MEP [Facebook…][Twitter…Mairead McGuinness MEP [Facebook…][Twitter…]

Google Searches

I Googled searches to see if I could find minutes or reports from meetings:
• Boyle Municipal District – online last March
• Boyle Chamber of Commerce – nothing even though they had a recent AGM
• Boyle TM – seems dead in the water apart from Facebook updates by someone in Úna Bhán
• Boyle Town Team – they were full of grand intententions but appear starved for funds.
• Cootehall Barracks Committee – congratulations on getting your €156,000 grant to refurbish McGahern’s “The Barracks”

Good Man Frankie

Senator Frank Feighan

Senator Frank Feighan: “In British ambassadors residence with my FG Colleagues to meet Harry & Meghan. Interesting times”. Good man Frankie … milk that gravy train for all it is worth haha!!

Boyle Arts Festival Office 2018Boyle Arts Festival 2018

Booking office now open 11am-5pm this week and 10am-6pm next week and for the duration of the festival. Photo shows David McGee, Blaithin Dodd and Matthew Callan who will be delighted to answer your queries and take booking

Michael D for President

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Michael D Higgins has confirmed that he will seek a second term as president.
In a short statement, Mr Higgins said he will be “offering himself as an independent candidate, under Article 12.4.4 of Bunreacht na hÉireann, when the Ministerial Order for a Presidential Election is made later this year.

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Roscommon Herald – get your copy todayHerald-mast

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Conor & Aisling Durkin

AislingDurkinConor Durkin and Aisling Rushe (Boyle) got married yesterday (Thursday 5th July) in a beautiful ceremony in Ferragudo Church in Praia de Rocha, Portugal.

Office Space Available at Boyle Enterprise Centre6/52 Open For Business - Enterprise Centre

Fully equipped Office space available at Boyle Enterprise Centre including WIFI, use of canteen facility, access to meeting rooms, and car-parking. The Centre offers competitive rental costs, serviced reception area, secure 24 X 7 working environment and networking opportunities with other businesses.
For more information or to view facilities please email or call 071 967 3100 / 086 203 9182.
Boyle Enterprise Centre is located at Quarry Lane, Boyle and is promoted and managed by Boyle Chamber of Commerce

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The hose pipe ban will not have any impact here. We use water directly from the river. This water does not leave unsightly streak marks like town water does!! It also will not be adding to the current water shortage of treated water. BUSINESS AS USUAL – Located at Stewarts Oil, Boyle

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Sean Carty’s Car of The Week

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Xtra Mile Car Wash & Valet

July 2018: James Smyth operates the excellent Xtra Mile car Wash & Valet at Stewarts Oil, Boyle

Tennis Summer Camp

IMGParks Tennis Summer Camp in Boyle Tennis Club 7th – 10th August – 1 week – mornings

Boyle Flowers 2018 – Clarkes Bar & Restaurant


Christy Wynne – The Street Entertainer

Memories of those talented entertainers who graced our town when many of us were young and living in ‘the town we love so well’. Christy Wynne brings us back brilliantly to those days so long ago … thank you Christy !!

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Iarnrod Eireann – rediscover the joy of the train

Feighan welcomes €156,000 LEADER funding to develop former Cootehall Garda Station

Senator Frank Feighan has welcomed a LEADER funding allocation of more than €156,000 to develop the former Cootehall Garda Station in North Roscommon into a landmark community space and international literary attraction.

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Xtra Mile Valet Centre at Stewarts Oil, Boyle

Ann McQuaid Haulage came in for a hot foam wash and wheel polish on the SCANIA. Check out the video …
Sunday 17th June: Main Street to Xtra Mile Wash & Valet at Stewarts Oil

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Mulryan Construction have 10 new quality-built houses under construction on Station Road, Boyle. The development includes 6 two storey and 4 bungalow homes.
• Speaking with developer Danny Mulryan, he said the development was conceived over two years ago and through the good offices particularly of Boyle man Derek Caldbeck and our Co Manager Eugene Cummins, the project got underway just a short few months ago.
• Station Road will become a highly sought-after living area, and is one of just two such developments in the county at the moment.

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Xtra Mile Wash & Valet at Stewarts Oil, Mill Road, Boyle


Boyle Arts Festival Saturday 28th July

Bernadine Casserly will be joined by pianist Anne Kielty, for a very special lunchtime concert in the Church of Ireland on Saturday, July 28th. Bernadine has performed all over Europe with Frankie Gavin’s De Dannan and Anne is the pianist and Musical Director, with Boyle Musical Society.

The Town House, Main street, Boyle

A great place to entertain a family holiday!
• Luxury 2 and 3 bed holiday apartments. Best of both worlds! In the centre of town and beside Lough Key Forest Park for all your family activities, with beautiful family walks, Zipit, Boda Borg, Adventure Play Park, cycling (electric bikes and Segways) , boating, fishing, and much more. An abundance of other cultural / heritage trails, walks, open farms, water and land adventure centres, horse riding and sight seeing nearby.
• Please call us on 087 776 2662     email:
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Parking cars and pumping gas

It is always a pleasure to feature one of John Mulligan’s short stories here on This is one you will enjoy … a reality check when you think you are making ‘progress’

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Alcoholics Anonymous

Having trouble with alcohol?
Does your drinking worry you?
Is it causing you to get into unpleasant or dangerous situations?
Are family members complaining about your drinking?
• If the answer is “Yes” to any of the above questions then you may have a problem with Alcohol. For information on help and your local meetings, call 01 842 0700 or the Connacht Helpline on 091 767777
• Remember: “You are never alone.”

St. Joseph’s Parish Contact Numbers

Rev. Gerry Hanly P.P. 071 966 2218
Rev. Tito Abuda C.C. 071 966 2012
Parish Office & Sacristy 071 966 2643
Parish Office Hours: 9:30am to 12:30pm
24hr Duty Phone Number 086 826 2643
Parish e:mail