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Paddy’s Golden Rules: If you can’t beat them, join them, then beat them.
Friday’s Weather: A dry day with some nice spells of sunshine. Highest temperatures of 11 to 14 Celsius.


Úna Bhán Community Notes – 24th March

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Brogans Pharmacy – 24th March

Brogans Breast Cancer AwarenessBreast Cancer Awareness with Rachel Fitzgerald


Daffodil Day Coffee Mornings 24th March

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Lough Key 24th March

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Boyle Courthouse 23rd March

Boyle Courthouse Thursday 23rd March


Tony Conboy “An Oblique View” 23rd March

TonyConboyAnobliqueViewTony’s “An Oblique View” is a ‘must read’ feature on realboyle.com every week.

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Bill Clinton / Martin McGuinness

Bill Clinton pays tribute to Martin McGuinness at his funeral saying ‘he expanded the definition of us and shrunk the definition of them’


Carrick Cineplex Update Friday 24th – Thursday 30th March

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Please support Daffodil Day 2017

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On Friday, March 24  thousands of supporters across the country will come together united in the fight against cancer. In Boyle we will have an opportunity contribute to and support the Irish Cancer Society’s determination to make Daffodil Day–and our future without cancer–possible.
In addition to fundraisers, Coffee Mornings will be held at a number of Boyle locations including Stewarts Oil Filling Station, The Bazaar on Bridge Street and Brogans Pharmacy on Shop Street


Dodd’s Trad Session on Friday


Out and About – Dromod Rail Station

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On Wednesday 22nd March I was delighted to spend time in Dromod Rail Station.
There I met David Cunningham – a noted rail enthusiast, photographer and fifth generation Irish Rail employee. David showed me some of the station’s many awards for excellence of service and the station in general. He also allowed me to sit in the station’s proud possession – the Albert Reynolds Chair. Taoiseach Albert started his illustrious career as a ticket seller in Dromod Rail Station

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Ballaghaderreen and the confusion re asylum seekers and refugees.

Shannonside FM: “They are all asylum seekers still. They came in under the relocation strand of the IRPP which involves relocating asylum seekers from Greece and Italy to another EU Member State. Their claims for refugee status will be processed while they are in Ballaghadereen and this will include on-site interviews at the centre in Ballaghadereen with International Protection Office panel members.”


Bright Spark Fun Table Quiz

Bright Spark Table Quiz

The Boyle Christmas Lights Crew invite all Businesses, Community groups, Clubs and friends to join them on Good Friday 14th April in St. Josephs Hall in search of the Brightest Sparks in Boyle! Table of four is €40, and proceeds will go the Christmas Lights fund. The crew thank you sincerely for your continued support over the years, which has enabled buy the lights, add new additions and continue to expand our array of lights- including the lighting of same over the festive period.
Good Friday Night is a guaranteed night of fun and enjoyment and we appeal to all to support the event. Tables can be pre booked with any of the following: Brian Kelly, Cecil Draper, Stephen Bohan, Patricia Golden, Deirdre Purcell, Liz Gannon, Siobhan Gallagher.


Abbey Community College (Boyle) 24-18 St Joseph’s Foxford

An outstanding individual try from Abbey Community College captain Max King snatched a dramatic win for his side in the Top Oil Junior Emerging Cup final.
It was a thrilling decider with both sides playing excellent rugby and putting their all into the clash with the hard work being done at their schools and clubs paying dividends.

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Boyle – Tuesday 21st March

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Job Vacancy in Boyle

Lorcan Egan Insurance: Busy office now seeking to recruit part-time staff. Previous experience in insurance preferable but not essential. Please email CV to info@lorcaneganinsuance.com. Lorcan Egan Insurance is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland


Boyle Courthouse Development Fundraiser, Saturday& Sunday 25th/26th March March

Boyle Courthouse Golf Classic

 

• Men’s Prizes :- Genesis figures,Castle Dargan Green Fees, Strandhill Green Fees
• Ladies Prizes :- Castle Dargan Green Fees, Mount Temple Green Fees, Stewart’s Oil Gift Pack
•Trophies & Umbrellas for Nearest The Pin & Longest Drive in both Men’s & Ladies € 100 per team which includes meal
• Raffle for 6 valuable prizes To pre-enter contact Padraig LANGAN 086 260 3403

Kelly’s Londis Massive Sale Friday 24th March

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Boyle Daffodils, Monday 20th March

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“The Boyle Celtic Song”

Boyle Celtic FC are both excited and proud to announce that local music legend, Donie O’Connor has written a new song, aptly named, ‘The Boyle Celtic Song’, to commemorate the brilliant run of our team in the FAI Junior Cup and hopefully help them over the line to the final in the Aviva Stadium.

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Boles of Boyle Specials

Mother’s Day Special : Free Draw for €100 Gift Voucher. Free entry with every purchase
• Boys communion suits: Beautiful tailored suits in 2 piece or with a waistcoat. Bold checks, deep royal blues, or silver greys. Prices start from €75.
• Check out our selection of Matching shirts & bow-ties. Shoes by Clarks or Tommy Bowe.


Know Your Rights – Preparing for retirement

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I will be retiring from work in 2017 when I reach 65. What do I need to know about pensions and other benefits in retirement?

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Boyle GAA Update 20th March

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Family Resource Centre, Boyle

For information on any of our services please contact the Centre, Phone 071 966 3000. Opening hours 9am-1pm & 2pm-5pm Monday to Friday.

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Oral Irish Clinics

Leaving Certificate 2017 Oral Irish Preparatory Clinics continue this Friday 27th Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th of March. Personal full preparation for forthcoming oral Irish examination thus helping secure your 40%. For further information and or book telephone 086 329 2488


Lenten Retreat

Galilee Community on Saturday March 25th. Retreat will begin at 10.30am and will conclude with Mass at 4.30pm. A light lunch will be served. Presenter Fr.Jim Noonan OCD. Cost of the day is €25. Please contact 071 966 4101 or email galilee community@eircom.net to book a place.


St. Joseph’s Church – Confirmation

The Sacrament of Confirmation will take place on Sunday 26th March at 12 noon. Please note change of Mass Times 10.30am instead of 11.30am for this weekend only.


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Brogans totalhealth Pharmacy

March Special Offers: 4 for €5 on selected Radox, Vaseline, Dove, Soft & Gentle Toiletries


Tawnytaskin Community Centre

The annual Afternoon Tea Event will once again take place this Easter Sunday and Monday April 16th and 17th.
This year all monies raised will go to purchase a defibrillator. It is the Committee’s intention to place the defibrillator outside of the building in case of emergencies.
We are delighted to announce we will have Martina Morris, photographer exhibit her fantastic pictures and cards. Further details from Ann on 086 813 0005.


Ardcarne Garden Cafe – Sunday 19th March

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Smoked Salmon on tasty fresh Brown Bread with salad … a friendly greeting and a warm stove … thank you Enda, Lisa and James

 


Ardcarne Garden Centre – Sunday 19th March

Say goodbye to winter with a visit to the colourful displays awaiting you now at Ardcarne Garden Centre …

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Boyle Courthouse

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 Works at Boyle Courthouse are well in progress ahead of its future as a Boyle Attraction.
• The platform for the proposed Model Railway is almost completed by Boyle Mens Shed personnel Frank Moran and Gavin Lloyd.
• Prepping the interior walls has been completed and the site is now ready for painting by Joe Kennedy.
• New double glazing will be fitted shortly to the side windows of the courtroom


President Trump and Taoiseach Enda Kenny – St. Patrick’s Day 2017

 

 


Boyle’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2017

Despite the wind and persistent drizzle, a huge number of people lined the streets of Boyle for our 2017 St. Patrick’s Day Parade. They enjoyed a spectacular display of floats from the area and further afield. Favourable comment has been received in praise of the organising committee’s dedication in arranging this start of season event to what we hope will be a great year here in the town we love so well.
The committee wishes to thank all involved on the day …  our main sponsors, Boyle Chamber of Commerce and Boyle Credit Union, as well as our traders, Gardai & Co Council, Langan Fruit & Veg, Ardcarne Garden Centre, Pure flowers, Dermot Leyden, Mike Jnr Smith, our stewards and several others for contributing time, resources and money so generously and for making it possible to run a successful parade this year and previous years.

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Fashion and Fun

Michelle wrote: Enjoy a night of Fashion and Fun on Thursday 6th April,all proceeds go to Scoil na nAingeal Naofa , all support greatly appreciated

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Comhghairdeas le Scoil na nAingeal Naofa

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Is mór an chuís broíd agus athais é do Scoil na nAingeal Naofa gur éirigh le cúigear scoláirí an bua bheith acu i gcomortas “Scríobh Leabhar”. Comhghairdeas le gach duine a raibh baint acu leis an gcomórtas agus leis an éacht seo. Is iontach an rud é go bhfuil an caighdeán Gaeilge chomh hard sa scoil. 


Job available at Purcell Print

Part-Time Position available at Purcell Print, The Crescent, Boyle.  Apple Mac Operator with knowledge/experience of Quark Xpress and Adobe Photoshop essential.  Telephone 071 966 2890.


Trump to visit Ireland

US President Donald Trump will visit Ireland during the course of his presidency. The president said today (Thursday 16th) that he “loves” Ireland as he sat in the Oval Office with Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

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A day of Mindfulness

One Day Mindfulness

A day of Mindfulness will take place on Saturday April 1st 2017 from 10.30-3.30 in Galilee, Boyle.  This day will be facilitated by Maura McGuinness, qualified mindfulness teacher.
The practice of mindfulness is about being present and awake to each moment of our daily lives. This day is suitable for beginners and more experienced practitioners alike. For more information and registration please go to www.mymindfuldawn.com.


 

MK Financial Hot topic #27: Pensions on separation and divorce

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Tuesday 14th March

 

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IOSH Managing Safely Course

An IOSH certified Managing Safely Course at Boyle Enterprise Centre on April 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th. The course is suitable for managers and supervisors with responsibility for managing safety and risk in the workplace. Cost is €450 per person including certification. Course times are 9.00am – 5.00pm each day

For more information or to book places please email info@roleskillnet.com or call 086 203 9182

 

 


Boyle Celtic’s historic win

Sunday 12th March: Boyle Celtic 3 : Carrick United FC 2. United created a piece of club history with a great penalty shoot-out win in extra time and are now through to the FAI Junior Cup semi finals. Celtic will play Evergreen FC (Kilkenny) at home in Boyle on the weekend of 8th/9th April.

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The Boyle Celtic team prior to the FAI Junior Cup Quarter Final match between Carrick United FC and Boyle Celtic at Tom Drohan Park in Carrick on Suir, Co. Tipperary.
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Mick Corrigan of Boyle Celtic celebrates after scoring a goal against Carrick United FC during the FAI Junior Cup Quarter Final match between Carrick United FC and Boyle Celtic at Tom Drohan Park in Carrick on Suir, Co. Tipperary. The FAI Junior Cup Final will take place at Aviva Stadium on the 13th May 2017.
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Superclean Car Wash & Valet

P0002738Very best wishes to Keith Condon on his new Boyle business “Superclean Car Wash and Valet” based at Stewarts Oil on Mill Lane.

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Ardcarne Garden Cafe

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“We are delighted to welcome Enda Dunne, new Chef & Manager at the Ardcarne Garden Cafe, Boyle. Enda and his team will be bringing you the best in home cooking, delicious cakes, scones, freshly made sandwiches, soups and lunches, along with a selection of coffees and speciality teas. The Ardcarne Garden Cafe is open seven days a week, 10-5pm Mon-Sat, and 12-5pm on Sundays and Bank Holidays”


No planning needed to change commercial buildings to housing 

Owners of empty commercial buildings will be able to convert their properties into apartments without seeking planning permission under new regulations being drafted by the Department of Housing.

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National Poetry Day 2017 – Thursday 27th April

You are invited to celebrate National Poetry Day at lunchtime, in Boyle, Ballaghaderreen and Roscommon libraries.

Roscommon Daily


Jobs available at Úna Bhán

Úna Bhán Tourism is currently seeking applications for 2 x full-time (39 hours per week) temporary positions.
1. Tourism Development & Marketing Officer (Maternity Leave cover)
2. Social Enterprise Research & Development Officer
• Essential Requirements for both positions: Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team; Fully computer competent with excellent social media and website management skills; Good interpersonal skills essential.
• Email patricia@unabhan.ie for detailed job descriptions and essential requirements.
• Applicants are required to work a shift rota including weekends and public holidays. Send CV to: patricia@unabhan.ie (with job vacancy name in title) or by post to: Patricia Golden, Úna Bhán Tourism, Grounds of King House, Boyle, Co. Roscommon. Closing date 5pm Friday 3rd March


Jobs available in Boyle

King House Tea Rooms: “Part-time wait staff required at our restaurant on the grounds of King House. Experience Essential … Call in and apply with Dorothy Shannon”
3 and maybe 4 jobs will be available at a Boyle town centre location from June onwards … 8 hours daily, Monday to Saturday inclusive and 6 hours on Sundays. Full information to follow!
Vanity Beauty: Fully qualified stylist required for part time position in our multi-award winning salon, Green Street, Boyle. Must be willing to work weekends & have at least 3 years experience.
Grainne Caldbeck wrote “Hi Sean we still have a part time Beauty therapy job going in our Enhance Health & Beauty Salon, Boyle for 6 months maternity cover. This would be a good opportunity for someone to expand their experience on the salon environment


QQI Level 5 Occupational First Aid Course

A three day occupational first aid course will take place on 13th,14th & 15th March in the Boyle Enterprise Centre from 9.00am-4.30pm. For more information or to book places please email info@roleskillnet.com , free places for job-seekers.


Lough Key – Wednesday 8th March

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Doon Shore – Tuesday 7th March

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Roscommon Women’s Network – Boyle

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Roscommon Women’s Network  met 07-03-16. 20 of us joined together and had a wonderful morning learning how to make some beautiful things for our homes using basic things likes egg boxes, ribbons and old glass candle holders and it was great fun,  We learned that you do not need an art degree to produce such wonders – just a good imagination!

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Traffic calming ramps for Cortober

Fine Gael Senator Maura Hopkins has said she is “extremely pleased that safety measure works have commenced today Tuesday 7th March at Liberty Hill in Cortober. These works will include the installation of five new traffic calming ramps and further road markings as a measure to reduce traffic speed in this area. Also the installation of a footpath is under consideration along this road as a further safety measure”.

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Free Foundation Cookery Course

Boyle Enterprise Centre

A free Foundation Cookery Course in Boyle from April 10th – April 28th. The course is suitable for those seeking employment opportunities in the Hospitality/Nursing Home and Deli sectors. Course content includes Foundation Cookery, Food Hygiene Training, Customer Service, First Aid, Interview/communication skills and work experience. Course locations, Abbey Community College and Boyle Enterprise Centre. For more information or to express interest please email info@roleskillnet.com or call 071 967 3440. The course is organised by Role Skillnet. Role Skillnet provide funding for business training and are based at Boyle Enterprise Centre.

 


Private firms want to bid for all bus routes

The Coach Tourism and Transport Council of Ireland (CTTC), which represents private bus and coach operators, has said its members want all public transport routes to be put out for tender.

Irish Examiner


Boyle AGE Friendly Business Initiative

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The Age Friendly Business Programme is a locally run programme with input from Age Friendly Ireland. It is anticipated that key partners at local level will be the Local Authority, the Town Team, Chamber of Commerce, Boyle Age Friendly Town and Roscommon Older People’s Council.

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Syrian refugees to arrive in Ballagh on Tuesday, March 14th

Senator Frank Feighan has been informed by the Minister of State for Justice, David Stanton, that the first group of Syrian refugees  are to arrive on Tuesday week, March 14th.
“As previously advised, an initial group of 39 people was due to arrive from their temporary reception centre in Dublin to Ballaghaderreen tomorrow (7th) with a second group of 40 people scheduled to arrive at the EROC facility in the town on March 14th.
“Minister Stanton has now informed me that for operational reasons, these two groups will be moved together and arrive on Tuesday, March 14th.

Dog Kennels – Boyle Mens Shed / Ardcarne Garden Centre

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Boyle volunteers launch Daffodil Day 2017 in Daly’s

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Every three minutes in Ireland a person receives a cancer diagnosis. In order to provide information, support and care to people affected by cancer, the Irish Cancer Society needs to raise €3.98 million this year on Daffodil Day, March 24th.
Volunteers in Boyle are determined to show their support for people in the community who are dealing with cancer in their lives. On Daffodil Day they will be selling daffodils and other daffodil bits and pieces!
Daffodil Day, the flagship fundraising day of the Irish Cancer Society and the longest running collection day in Ireland, funds services to support cancer patients and their families on every step of the cancer journey. Services include the Society’s Freephone Cancer Nurseline 1800 200 700 and 13 Daffodil Centres around the country where anyone worried about cancer can speak to a Cancer Nurse.

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‘I will be seeking a Fine Gael nomination to contest the next General Election’ – Feighan

Frank Feighan TD

“In my work as a Senator since my appointment by the Taoiseach in May 2016, I have been truly overwhelmed by the ongoing support and goodwill shown to me. It’s clear that more and more people want me to continue to build on my long track record of delivery as an Oireachtas member since 2002 and as a TD for 9 years over that period.” 

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Poor old Boyle …

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This town centre building is just one of several derelict buildings that will ‘greet’ visitors to our once proud and lovely streets, and all because of broken, neglected guttering!
• In the past a notable building needed a facelift and got one courtesy of a national paint company and the efforts of a group of concerned locals. Perhaps these same locals will come to our rescue again!
• Our traders maintain their premises in pristine condition, well done to them, and may feel deserted by some ‘powers that be’!
• For all I know, our Town Team / Tidy Towns etc have discussed facelift plans ‘behind the scenes’, but if they have they are keeping info from the public … surprise, surprise!! 


 Galilee Community Lenten Retreat

Lenten Retreat in Galilee Community on Saturday, March 25th. The theme of the day will be: Mary’s FAITH gave her COURAGE to remain with her Son on the Journey to Calvary. The presenter will be Fr. Jim Noonan OCD. The Retreat will begin at 10:30 with a cuppa. A light lunch will be served. The day will conclude with Mass at 4:30. Cost €25. It is important to book a place by phoning 071 966 4101 or email galileecommunity@gmail.com


The Three Tenors – St. Joseph’s Church

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The Three Tenor’s will host a Concert in St. Joseph’s Church, Boyle on Sunday 21st May at 8pm More details later.

 


John Mulligan – Winner, Roscommon writing awards 2016

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Congratulations to columnist, author and realboyle.com contributor John Mulligan who has won the Roscommon Writing Award 2016, judged by Brian Leyden. John’s brilliant, perceptive entry “Looking At Heaven Through A Paper Telescope” has been published in the Roscommon Herald and now for you here on realboyle.com.

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Please Vote for Abbey Community College

Maria wrote: We’ve entered a competition to win a school tour to walk the way of St. James . This link brings you to page where you can vote-it would be a transition year group going -hence our third yrs are in picture! Would you mind promoting this link and encouraging the voting ! People can vote for full month of March!

Please vote here… 


Irish Recipes … loads of great ideas

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St. Joseph’s Church Lenten arrangements

Ash Wednesday: 1st March :Mass Times for Lent : 10am and 6.15pm Monday to Friday. Confessions before all Masses.
First Friday: 3rd March is the First Friday of the month. 


Drones to combat illegal dumping

The Department of Environment will roll out the use drones next month as part of a wider operation aimed at cracking down on illegal dumping of waste across the country.

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Earth + Water Exhibition at the Hyde Bridge Gallery, Sligo

Father and daughter team James and Sally Maidment present Earth + Water, an exhibition of painting, installation and photography at the Hyde Gallery, Sligo. Both graduates of the Fine Art Department at the Institute of Technology, Sligo, the artists invite visitors to the exhibition to share their fascination with skill, place, identity and experience.
22nd march – 11th April 2017 (10am-5pm Tuesdays to Saturdays)

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Nice one Barry Lynch …

Green Veterinary CentreVisitors and customers to the Green Veterinary Centre, Boyle will note this lovely 3D plaque before they enter the building


Green Isle Factory

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Tidy Towns & Amenity Grants Scheme 2017

Roscommon County Council is currently accepting applications under the Tidy Towns & Amenity Grants Scheme 2017
Applications will be accepted from: Tidy Towns Associations, Local Development Groups, Sub-Aqua Groups. CLOSING DATE for receipt of completed applications is: Friday, 31st March 2017 before 5.00pm.

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Martin Glynn, Roscommon Co Council

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If you have been in Boyle recently you may have noticed Martin Glynn thoroughly power washing the Pleasure Grounds play area, pavements and the area around the Courthouse and Town Clock. Martin is the man who has also does great work for Roscommon County Council trimming grass in various green areas around town.

 

 

Facebook updates from our area politicians

Minister Denis Naughten [Facebook…] Eugene Murphy TD  [Facebook…] Michael Fitzmaurice TD  [Facebook…] Senator Maura Hopkins [Facebook…] Senator Frank Feighan  [Not on Facebook at the moment] Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan MEP [Facebook…] Mairead McGuinness MEP [Facebook…]


All Ireland final for Boyle Summer Show

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August 20th: The All Ireland Final of the Spaniel Dog Competition will be held during this year’s Summer Show. Heats for this prestigious competition will be held at various shows through the country before then and qualifying winners will be present in Boyle on the day. Congratulations to our local show committee for seeking and winning the competition for Boyle and particular mention and thanks to Frank Geelan who runs the Dog Show section of Boyle Summer Show every year.


Town Twinning

Twin towns or “town twinning” are a form of legal or social agreement between towns to promote cultural and commercial ties.
Years ago our Chamber of Commerce twinned Boyle with Saint Witz – a small town in northern France. While a number of Chamber members visited SW and received well-flagged visits in return, the association between us seems, dare I say, ‘dead in the water’ to all but ‘maybe’ a special few
I don’t know if our current Chamber or Town Team are open to suggestions from non-members. Whatever … I suggest that a Town Twinning between Boyle and our good neighbour Carrick-on-Shannon would be of benefit. A joint Marketing Alliance could then follow to promote the region as a whole. We are all aware that each town has attractions – they have things we don’t and visa versa.


A hotel for Boyle – Albergo Diffuso Alliance

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Damien English, Minister of State with responsibility for Housing and Urban Renewal at the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, last week (Thursday 26th.January) hosted a meeting with representatives of the Boyle Albergo Diffuso Alliance in his office in Dail Eireann. The project already has the support of Roscommon County Council as well as a critical mass of property owners in the town.
The ‘Albergo Diffuso’, or scattered hotel, is an Italian concept that has successfully revived over forty towns in Italy to date and has been copied in Croatia, Switzerland and Mexico. In essence, it consists of a high-end hotel with a central reception area and with the hotel rooms scattered throughout various buildings in the town centre, over shops and in empty houses. Minister English had already expressed a keen interest in this Boyle initiative, seeing it as an effective way to provide key tourism infrastructure in heritage towns while helping to preserve town centre buildings and put them back into use. The meeting was arranged to brief the Minister on Boyle’s readiness to implement this project once support from government is forthcoming, and to show that the town is well placed to develop a pilot model that can be applied across rural Ireland.
The Minister said that Boyle appeared to be a perfect town for an Albergo Diffuso project, given its intact historic streetscapes, its valuable tourism and cultural hinterland, and the lack of an hotel in the town. He thanked the group for their valuable input and added that he is committed to find a way to make this project happen for Boyle.


Boyle Primary Care Centre

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26th January: Building the new Boyle Care Centre is on target for an April/May opening. The aim of this and another 13 centres around the country will be to provide patients with a variety of health care services locally, eliminating the need for them to have to attend at hospitals.
This 17,000 sq.ft. two-storey Primary Care Centre on the grounds of the Plunkett Nursing Home, will include GP suites, consulting rooms, physiotherapy and occupational therapy suites along with a separate dental wing.

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Pieta House – Darkness into Light

Pieta House

Pieta House is the National Centre for the prevention of Suicide and Self-Harm and Suicide Bereavement Support. We would like to ask for community help to bring Darkness into Light to Boyle for 2017. We would like to meet with like-minded people to form a Boyle DiL committee. Please contact Tom McEvoy at tom@pieta.ie or 087 243 0700 for further information. This very successful charity 5km Run/Walk event is now in its 9th year and will take place in 160 locations throughout the world all starting at 4.15am on the 6th May 2017. This event helps to fund the work of Pieta House nationwide.


 

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

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“MacDara looks for a job”

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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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Boyle Diary, courtesy of Úna Bhan Tourism

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Boyle Library Opening Hours

King House, Boyle, F52 HN50
Senior Library Assistant: Matthew Gammon
Tel: 071 966 2800
E-mail:boylelibrary@roscommoncoco.ie

Tuesday/ Thursday: 1.00pm to 8.00pm
Wednesday/ Friday/ Saturday: 10.00am to 1.00pm and 2.00pm to 5.00pm


Boyle Garda Station Opening Hours

Monday – Saturday (Inclusive) 9am – 1pm & 7pm – 10pm
Sunday 11am – 1pm
Please note: On occasion it may be necessary for the Gardai working at the station having to respond to a call or incident of an urgent nature. If this arises, they will have to temporarily close the station in order to respond to the incident.
• In addition to providing increased opening hours this will provide greater uniformity and consistency for the public.
• Gardai wish to thank the people of Boyle and the surrounding area for their continued support.



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