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Sad, Sad News this Morning …

Annie Egan

Annie Egan R.I.P., Woodenbridge Road, has died. Annie would have been 98 in next July 1st. I regarded Annie, and the Egan family as special friends of mine for many years.
“Peacefully at her residence surrounded by her devoted family.
Pre-deceased by her loving husband Jimmie (Sonny). Brothers and sister Paddy, Mary and Jim and daughter-in-law Agnes (USA). Deeply mourned and sadly missed by her heartbroken daughters and sons Ann, Jim (USA), Marian, Katrina (USA) and Pio (USA). Her grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, sons and daughter-in-law, extended family, neighbours and a wide circle of friends.

May Her Gentle Soul Rest in Peace

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Boyle GAA Club – Update

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Oh, what a wonderful concert …

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Bernadine Casserly accompanied on piano by Anne Kielty

Proof of Covid Immunity and ID were produced and masks were worn throughout the performance by the social-distanced audience.
Well deserved standing ovations followed a joyous pre-Christmas concert in King House on Sunday night December 5th. Seasonal, as well as favourite songs, were beautifully performed by the very talented duo. Song titles included “Grace”, “Isle of Hope”, “If You Love Me”, “The Wexford Carol”, “Adeste Fideles”, “Oh Holy Night” and many favourites of an audience that loved each and every one.
Bernadine (Bernie) thanked House Manager Patricia Golden, Keith Conroy for amplification, her friend and accompanist Anne Kielty, and the appreciative audience who would have happily sat, despite the masks, for more, more, more.

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Sheepdog Trials – from 8.30am Sunday 5th December

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Eddie Egan hosted Connaught Branch Sheepdog Trials on his farm at Knockroe, Boyle. Wonderful displays from dogs and their handlers were enjoyed all day long on a mild, sunny day in December
Expert handlers 84-year-old Eugene Feeney and Con McGarry explained the rules of this wonderful sport to me. The close link between the handlers and their dogs was very evident.
Enjoy the opportunity of seeing happy working dogs and their handlers whenever you get the chance. I loved every minute of my all-too-short visit to Eddie Egan’s farm and the Sheepdog Trials.
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Weather

TODAY – MONDAY 6TH DECEMBER: Cold and blustery today with sunny spells and scattered showers. Maximum afternoon temperatures generally ranging 4 to 7 degrees.

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The 8 at 8: Monday

Here is what is making the headlines this morning.

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Boyle Town Clock and Christmas Tree 2021

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Hopes of a normal Christmas dashed by new restrictions

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The measures announced will be implemented from December 7 until January 9.
• The closure of nightclubs;
• That visits to homes over Christmas be kept to people from a maximum of three other households — four households in total;
• The return of strict social distancing in bars and restaurants — table service only and a 1m distance between groups;
• A maximum of six adults per table;
• No multiple table bookings;
• The continuation of a midnight closing time for pubs and restaurants;
• A maximum of 50% capacity for entertainment, cultural, community, and sporting events, which must all be fully seated;
• That Covid passes be required for gyms and leisure centres.

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Eugene Kearns R.I.P.

Eugene Kearns R.I.P.

The death has occurred of Eugene Kearns, Grange, Boyle, Co. Roscommon on 2nd of December 2021.
Pre-deceased by his father Bernard and mother Kathleen.
Deeply regretted by his loving sisters Mary and Philomena, his brothers Michael, Bernard, Pat and John, brother in law and sisters in law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. R.I.P.
Eugene’s remains will repose in Higgins and Sons Funeral Home, Ballinameen from 4.15 to 6.15pm on Sunday 5th of December for family and friends.
In accordance with current guidelines on COVID 19, this will be walk through only.
Face masks must be worn, adhere to social distancing measures in place and refrain from hand-shaking please.
The funeral cortege will leave the funeral home to pass his residence via Grange
to arrive to St. Joseph’s Church, Boyle for 7pm.
The funeral mass will take place on Monday 6th of December at 11am with burial afterwards to Killaraght Old Cemetery Boyle.
The funeral mass can be viewed live via webcam on www.boyleparish.ie
The family are very grateful for your sympathy and support at this sad time.
Further enquiries to Higgins and Sons Funeral Directors Boyle and Ballinameen
086 2328291
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St. Joseph’s Parish Newsletter

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Abbey Community College, Christmas 2021

Abbey Community College

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Church View, Boyle, Christmas Lights 2021

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Ann Wrote:

“Limited places in the following classes:
Maths LC Higher
Maths LC Ordinary
Maths JC Higher
Biology LC Higher
Venue Boyle town … excellent result record
Please call me on 086 877 0252″
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December Morning Sky

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Please Support Boyle Traders of the Day:

Magees Fashions : Marians Fashions : Open Table Restaurant : Abbey Haven Nursing Home : Ardcarne Garden Centre : Boles of Boyle : Brogans Chemco Pharmacy :
Stride-Beyond Coaching : Siobhan Gallagher Coaching : Stewarts Oil : Studio Eleven Yoga : Tai Chi Chinese : Drumderrig Nursing Home : Carmel’s Skincare & Beauty :

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Dalys Off-Licence

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Christmas TV

RTÉ and Virgin Media both announced their seasonal TV programming schedules today with Tommy Tiernan and Mrs Brown leading the charge for the national broadcaster, while Virgin Media has plenty of Christmas specials to keep people busy.

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Irish troops banned from drinking in Lebanon… even on Christmas Day

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Ardcarne Garden Centre and Cafe

Ardcarne Garden Centre

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Carmel’s Skincare & Beauty

Carmel's Skincare & Beauty

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Drink driving at Christmas and New Year

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RSA and An Garda Síochána highlight life-changing impact of drink driving at Christmas and New Year in road safety appeal
• 83 fatalities and 709 serious injuries in Christmas / New Year period over the last five years
• Morning after highlighted as one in four drivers admit to driving over the limit the morning after.
• Drivers reminded that all drink driving offenses carry a disqualification
• Almost 4,500 drivers arrested for drink driving to date in 2021

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Roscommon Herald 30th November

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Major Boost for Arigna with €500,000 for Energy Inclusive Discovery Park and Miners Trail

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Local TD and Minister of State Frank Feighan has today warmly welcomed the announcement from Minister Heather Humphreys TD that funding of €500,000 is allocated for the development of the Arigna Energy Inclusive Discovery Park to include a panoramic viewing platform, inclusive activity area and an energy and biodiversity trail.
The announcement was made under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme (ORIS) which will benefit some 84 projects across Ireland.

Arigna Energy Inclusive Discovery Park and Miners Trail received the funding under measure 3 of the programme.

“This is fantastic news for Arigna and North Roscommon in particular, this project will compliment the success of the Mining Experience and will build the visitor experience for tourism for visitors to the region including South Leitrim where Carrick-on-Shannon and Drumshanbo have some rally interesting attractions to visit including ‘The Shed Distillery Visitor Experience’ to name but one”

“I wish to congratulate the project promoters and Roscommon Co Council for their successful application, and can I thank in particular Minister Humphreys who’s department allocated €879,830 to Roscommon under the latest ORIS funding stream” concluded Minister Feighan.

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Boyle has been lit up and our Christmas lights are bright & beautiful

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A big thanks again to the hard work of our dedicated team who have spent so many hours and given up many Sundays to ensure the town is looking it’s best for the Festive Season.
And a very big thank you to all who have already contributed – we really appreciate your generosity.
• We appeal to all our Businesses who have not yet made a donation to click on link below and donate to our town’s Christmas lights.
• Boyle is looking forward to a bright and busy Christmas
• Thank you in advance from the Boyle Lights Committee
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The Toon Team – Garth Brooks

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Bridge Street, Boyle

Bridge Street Merry Christmas

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Christmas Tree decoration 2021

Christmas Tree Decoration 2021

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Hiring at Boles of Boyle

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ONESONIC make an appearance on the Late Late Toy Show

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• Great night 26th November, on the RTE Toy Show, not least for Ireland’s only audio technology brand, ONESONIC, which of course was founded by Boyle native, David Cawley!
• Launched in October 2020, the initial two-product range of Bluetooth headphones and earphones received rave reviews from some of the country’s top tech journalists such as Jess Kelly (Newstalk), Adrian Weckler (Irish Independent) and Ciara O’Brien (Irish Times).
• ONESONIC have taken things to a new level in 2021, expanding the product range to four products which also now includes Bluetooth earbuds and a speaker. To cap off the year, ONESONIC had a major piece on last night’s Late Late Toy Show where In conversation with David earlier this week, he mentioned the phenomenal support received from customers in the Boyle region when he launched ONESONIC back in early October 2020 who “we’ll be forever thankful to because that support helped us to grow further on a national level towards the end of 2020. By mid to late 2021, we had developed our export base particularly in UK and Western Europe – but of course none of that’s possible if you don’t get a good start! So, much appreciation to the hometown from myself on that one! Obviously, though, people who bought our product were also very happy and that’s the number 1 when someone trusts your brand enough to buy your product”. The ONESONIC product range is available on onesonic.com and also in Brown Thomas, Arnott’s, the Three Experience stores and at a special stall in Joe Simons in Boyle!
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Philippa’s Hair Design, Main Street

Philippa's Hair Design

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Tony Conboy “An Oblique View”

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Reaching out to you, Tony casts a sensible, practiced, well-tuned eye on happenings Local, National and International.
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New Covid curbs: home visits and hospitality

New limits on the number of people permitted to sit at tables indoors, caps on household visits and a reduction in capacity at live music venues are among the measures being discussed by the Government as it struggles to get the fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic under control. The National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) will meet today, but it is not expected to recommend significant new restrictions.

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Christmas Lights 2021 – Abbeytown, Boyle

Christmas Lights 2021 - Abbeytown

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A thought for Christmas 2021

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Most everything you will need is available from traders in the Boyle area … except a very wide range of toys and musical instruments (or am I wrong?)
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Roscommon Herald 23rd November

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“Charlotte Brontë – An Irish Odyssey” by Michael O’Dowd.

Michael O’Dowd grew up on St. Patrick Street, Boyle. Michael, a renowned, popular gynecologist has authored a number of books since retiring to his home in Barna, Co. Galway.
Charlotte Brontë and the Reverend Arthur Bell Nicholls married in 1854 in Haworth, Yorkshire. The newlyweds’ honeymoon was spent in Ireland after a stop-over in Wales. This book is a celebration of their wedding trip and Irish Odyssey.

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The Toon Team – Lotto Tickets

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Boyle Golf Club

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Maurice Harron’s Gaelic Chieftain

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Maurice Harron was born in Derry, Northern Ireland. After studies at the Ulster College of Art and Design, he began to teach.
For a number of Years, Maurice and his family lived in Cloonloo near Boyle while teaching art in a secondary school in Roscommon town.
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BOI Sketch

Bank-of-Ireland

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The Air Ambulance Service

People have been asked to stay away from the areas where the Air Ambulance Helicopter lands so that the service may be carried out as quickly and efficiently as possible. Apparently a member of the crew now has to shield the patient’s face so that some over-eager members of the public cannot identify the patient with their smartphone. cameras.

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Boles of Boyle window display “with Christmas in mind”

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Three generations of the Keenan Family at the Keenan Cup presentation 14th November

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Photo Courtesy of Mary Regan

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Boyle Canal – November 15th

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Well Hello … !!
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Ardcarne Garden Centre Christmas Shop

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Brigid O’Toole, Mary Frances Dwyer & Ciara Callaghan recently launched the Ardcarne Garden Centre Christmas Shop in aid of The Local Hospice
Photo courtesy of Mary Regan

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New lease of life for Ballinafad Field Study Centre

Arrow Community Enterprises (ACE) Limited, the group for local community development in the Lough Arrow region of south Sligo, are delighted to announce that we have come to an agreement with Patrick Ward to operate the Field Study Centre at Ballinafad, Co Sligo in line with the original ethos of this flagship initiative, which is to maximise the tourism potential around our local historic sites, heritage, and archaeology.

Local businessman, Patrick Ward, of The Coach House Hotel in Ballymote and The Fox’s Den in Keash will develop the centre in partnership with the Lough Arrow community as 2-star guest accommodation. Commenting on his venture, Ward said, “During the pandemic, I saw the opportunity to connect tourism-based community enterprise in Ballinafad.

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Reprise – 2010 – Guess Who

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NPHET advises people to work from home as much as possible

NPHET is advising people to work from home as much as possible – and is appealing to employers to be supportive. It is also asking people to reduce their social contacts.

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Feighan calls on local Community Groups to consider €9 million Fund to support them if impacted by COVID-19

    • ‘Fund to provide small grants for community groups impacted by the Pandemic’
    • Facilities such as community centres, men’s and women’s sheds, parish halls and youth centres to be supported
    • Supporting community groups a key focus of ‘Our Rural Future’
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When will the Lough Key Visitor Centre Reopen?

I have been asked that question by viewers. I spoke with the manager who told me that no decision has been made regarding when the Visitor Centre will reopen.

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Time fast running out to turn tide on Covid surge

Irish Independent: A rise in Covid-19-infected patients in hospital have put the country back in the grip of the virus, amid desperate appeals for people to heed warnings to cut back on their socialising. But time may already be running out to dramatically turn the tide, with “the Christmas lights already up” and the festive season of get-togethers with vulnerable relatives not far off, warned chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan.

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Lough Key Forest Park

Lough Key Forest Park

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Evening Sky November

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’tis the Season

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It’s time we fixed our troubled relationship with alcohol

Irish Independent: “Children and teenagers are bombarded by both advertising and sponsorship messages that can encourage early-drinking and increased risk-taking regarding alcohol and alcohol use. Rugby springs to mind as a sport that has long been in the sponsorship pocket of major drinks brands.

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The Toon Team – Climate Summit

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Tai Chi Court Restaurant, Boyle

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St. Joseph’s Parish Newsletter

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November Leaves

Time of year ...

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High Court: “whether Roscommon County Council has breached a court order”

Roscommon Herald: “Mr Justice Garrett Simons said that he would give his ruling next Thursday.
He said while the court has not decided on the issue of alleged contempt, he was prepared to say at this stage that he would not be making any decision to jail Mr Cummins [Ros Coco CEO] or anybody else.
The judge said that if he were to find that council was in contempt, he was likely to impose a monetary fine.”
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Know Your Rights

Citizens-Information

Know Your Rights: Your rights as a tenant – Read More >>
Know your rights: Non-Geographic Numbers – Read More >>
Know your rights: Applying for a student grant – Read More >>

Throughout the pandemic, it has been business as usual for the Citizens Information Service (CIS), with the local teams working tirelessly behind closed doors providing independent, non-judgmental, and confidential information, advice/assistance and advocacy to the public. Since March 2020, the service has responded to over 82,000 queries regionally via phone, email and where necessary with face-to-face meetings by appointment.

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Tai Chi Court

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Another tasty meal choice available only at Tai Chi Court Chinese Restaurant, Boyle … Beef and Veg in a delicious Orange Sauce.

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Lough Key Forest Park

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Open Table Restaurant, Boyle

We are now Open Wednesday 9 to 6 serving Breakfast, Lunch & Afternoon Tea/Coffee. Wed/Thurs/Friday 9am to 8pm for Breakfast Lunch & Evening a la carte.
Sunday 10am to 6pm with Lunch served 12pm to 5pm.

Open Table Restaurant

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The Toon Team …
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The Gaelic Chieftain, a year ago …

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Friends don’t let friends drive … designate !!

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Studio Eleven

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Studio Eleven, Main Street, Boyle

UntitledThe official launch of Christine and Neil Stewart’s STUDIO ELEVEN purpose-built Yoga, Meditation and Rest Space will take place on a date early in 2022. In the meantime, a small gathering of regulars will have opportunities to enjoy this beautiful studio on a regular basis. The studio has everything one might need for a welcoming comfortable holistic experience complete with piped underfloor heating and an overhead silent heat exchange air conditioning system as well as a beautiful cork floor layered over padded insulation.
• More information and class schedules will follow shortly.

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Marian Shrine, Boyle

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EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

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October, Chris and I thoroughly enjoyed a few hours in the EPIC Museum, Dublin

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, located in Dublin’s Docklands, covers the history of the Irish diaspora and emigration to other countries. It was designed by the London-based design firm Event Communications, and was voted as “Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction” at the 2019 and 2020 World Travel Awards.

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The Toon Team – Clown Team

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The McAleese Collection, King House

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It is possible that from information discussed at a recent meeting The McAleese Collection donated to King House, Boyle in October 2015 will be downsized. In the past the collection was removed during the King House off-season for “safekeeping”

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and at the 2015 launch HERE >>

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Connaught Rangers Remembrance Room 29th September 2021

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Evening Dining at the Open Table Restaurant

The Open Table Restaurant is now Open Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings. Last orders 8pm serving from 5pm. Also available Wednesday evenings when booked.

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Boyle Cistercian Abbey

P9210002This © realboyle.com photo is of one of the sculptured heads on the building and this one is located on the north-facing wall, looking towards the GAA Abbey Park.

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Drumderrig House Nursing Home

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Abbey Haven Care Centre & Nursing Home

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Boles of Boyle

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Ardcarne Garden Centre

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Gaelic Chieftain Sculpture on the N4

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Tai Chi Chinese Restaurant

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Stride-Beyond Coaching

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Stewarts Oil

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Siobhan Gallagher Coaching

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Sean Carty Cars

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Marians Fashions

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Magees Fashion Shop

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Stock up on heating fuels …

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Brogans totalhealth Pharmacy

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Sketches – entrance to L. Key Forest Park from the N4

Does Sunshine vitamin D help put Covid in the shade?

Irish Examiner: “A group of medical professionals and academics is now calling on the government to recommend a daily dose of 20 to 25 micrograms (mgs) of vitamin D for every Irish adult as a preventative treatment for Covid-19. They also want the government to provide vitamin D supplementation to vulnerable groups such as frontline healthcare workers, those with pre-existing conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure and older adults, especially those living in nursing homes.”

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“Non Nationals” – a short story by John Mulligan

Listen to John Mulligan’s beautifully written and spoken story of a generous Christmas charitable act to fellow, but less fortunate humans …

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Sketching, for me, is a challenging, occasional activity I have enjoyed since I was a pre-teen. Now in this Covid Lockdown era I find myself “drawn-to-drawing” with a renewed energy. “High Art” … certainly not … !!

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics anonymous

Just a gentle reminder –  “we would be delighted if you could put a small message on realboyle.com regarding our AA meeting. It takes place every Thursday at midday in St. Joseph’s Hall.
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. Their stated purpose is to enable “members to stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety.” It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, and apolitical.”