Please support our Boyle Traders of the Day, 13th November, 2018

Abbey House B&B : Paul Deane Appliance Repairs : Xtra Mile Wash & Valet Centre : Tai Chi Chinese : An Craoibhín

Michael English Concert in Gurteen

We have a lovely concert coming up in Gurteen in St Patrick’s Church on Dec 2nd at 8pm.  Michael English and his band will play live in the surroundings of our lovely church.
• Michael English is one of Ireland’s top Country music stars. Since forming his own band, he has been going down a storm ever since on the Irish and UK dancing scene. Michael and his talented band are renowned for their energetic performances with Michael playing both his famous red piano and accordion at his shows. He is dedicated to giving his followers an unforgettable show each time they see him.

‘I hear you and Rejoice’

Auganagh Parish Council are proud to welcome back Mikel Murfi to perform his fantastic play ‘I hear you and Rejoice’, Sunday 25th November 2018 at 7.30 in The Mayfly, Ballinafad. Admission €15 on the door.

Thank You from the Blood Transfusion Service

Irish Blood Transfusion Service

“A very sincere thank you to all the very kind donors who attended our recent clinic in Boyle. A total of 130 donated, and this included 21 new donors. For this we are extremely grateful.
Your donation has helped to save or prolong someone’s life”

Brogans Pharmacy Christmas Club

Brogans Christmas Club


Tuesday 13th November – 7.00pm KINGHOUSE: Public Event (All Ages – Family Friendly) Who you callin’ Airhead?! Steve has a new hobby. He’s a bit of an air head. Long suffering friend Barbara wants to know more, though soon she’ll wish she’d never asked. Join them for the World premiere of this ridiculous adventure of nonsense, one-upmanship and hovercrafts*.
Who knows? You might even learn something along the way. This entertaining and educational science show experiments with air, pressure and Bernoulli’s principle. *Contains actual hovercraft

No Internet at some Garda Stations

• Fianna Fáil TD for Roscommon/Galway Eugene Murphy has highlighted the fact that 20 Garda Stations in the Western region cannot access the PULSE system due to a lack of internet connectivity.
• Previous figures released to Fianna Fáil show that there are 111 Garda Stations in the State which do not have an internet connection and as such could not access ICT services including the PULSE system

St. Joseph’s Church Newsletter

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Boyle GAA Club Update 12th November

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The Toon Team – President’s Inauguration


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Exploring Excel Workshop at Boyle Enterprise Centre

A free “Exploring Excel” workshop organised by Role Skillnet will take place at Boyle Enterprise Centre on Thursday November 15th from 9.30/11.30. (Registration 9.00/9.30) The workshop is suitable for participants interested in exploring Excel’s capabilities to become more efficient in using and creating spreadsheets. For more information please email or call 086 203 9182. Role Skillnet provide funding and support for training for private businesses.

GRETB – FREE Training Course

A four week course funded by GRETB (Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board) will commence on Tuesday November 13th, running 3 mornings per week over the four weeks. Topics covered will include: Customer Service, Communication Skills, Manual Handling, HACCP and Boyle Tourist Information.
For further information contact Boyle Family Resource Centre on (071) 966 3000

Carrick Cineplex

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Boyle Golf Club update

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11/11/11 2018 Connaught Rangers,  King House


At 11am, November 11th, the Connaught Rangers Association hosted an event marking the hour, day and date as a memory of the Armistice signed between the Allies and Germany at Complegne in France.
• During the well-attended King House event Paul Malpas read the names, death dates and burial locations of the 127 men from the Boyle area who died during the conflict.
• Tommy Egan unveiled a specially engraved plaque listing those who died from the area.
• Relevant poetry readings were delivered later in the Grand Salon, King House



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‘In Flanders Fields’ recited by Leonard Cohen

St. Joseph’s Church Newsletter

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“We Are The Survivors” Barry Feely’s Book Launch 16th November

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Hugh McHUGH R.I.P.

The peaceful death has occurred of Hugh Francis McHugh, Greatmeadow, Boyle, Co. Roscommon and formerly of Moneenatieve, Drumkeerin, Co. Leitrim. Ex Garda.
Reposing at The Abbey Haven Care Centre and Nursing Home, Boyle on Sunday from 5 o’clock until 7 o’clock. Funeral Mass on Monday in St. Joseph’s Church, Boyle at 12 o’clock with burial to follow in Drumkeerin Cemetery.

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The Toon Team – Irish Poppy


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John Keaney R.I.P.


The death has occurred of John KEANEY, Bridge Street, Carrick-on-Shannon, Leitrim. November 9th 2018 (suddenly) at home.
Reposing at his residence from 3 o’clock until 5 o’clock on Sunday evening with removal to St.Mary’s Church, Carrick-on-Shannon arriving at 7 o’clock. Mass of Christian Burial on Monday at 12 o’clock with funeral afterwards to St.Mary’s Cemetery. House private from 5 o’clock on Sunday evening please.

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Roscommon GAA – Senior Football Manager

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Anthony CunninghamPhoto: RTE News

Anthony Cunningham has been ratified as Roscommon senior football manager for a two year term with an option for a third year. Anthony Cunningham brings with him an extensive and impressive CV. He managed the Galway senior hurling team from 2011 to 2016 reaching two All-Ireland finals.

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Úna Bhán Community NotesUnaBhan

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Clarke’s Bar & Restaurant

The Stairs Gastro Pub : Weekend Special Offer

The stairs - Duck

Weekend Special Offer : Free glass of house red or white wine when you order our new addition to the menu.
Pan seared Thornhill duck perched on a confit duck hash with a cherry jus. Offer starts Thursday evening at 5pm and finishes Monday evening at 9ish. Booking 071 966 2405.
Email: : Book through Facebook or just call in, we will look after you.

The Moorings – 10% Off on November Thursdays


Sean Carty’s Car of the Week


Good quality Firewood For Sale

Good quality Firewood for sale near Boyle Town, cut into small blocks and suitable for Open Fires, Rayburns, Stoves etc. Currently stored in shed – €30 each for large bags – Please call 085 138 4972

Tawnytaskin Community Centre Mass

The Annual Community Mass will take place on Friday 30th November at 8pm. An evening to catch up and chat neighbours and old friends. All very welcome to come and join us for a visit and cuppa.

The Moorings Restaurant & Bar

Junior Cert maths grinds

Junior Cert maths grinds available in Boyle area. Contact Michaela 083 872 1327

 25 Card Drive – Keadue Day Centre, St Ronan’s Hall

Tuesday 20th November at 8pm: 25 Card Drive : Tickets 10e. Prizes of 100e, 50e & 25e. Raffle on the night with good prizes! All Welcome!

Galilee Community, Tintagh, Boyle

“FOLLOW ME: Living a Life of Faith” An opportunity to explore what it means to follow Jesus and the life of Faith in a changing world. Presenter : Dr. Anne Francis
Four evenings(two Tuesdays and two Wednesdays) Nov. 6th, 13th, 21st 28th. Time: 7:30-9:00pm
Relaxed and informal, All welcome, Suggested donation €10 To Book: or 071 966 4101

Juliet Naked … Chris O’Dowd and Rose Byrne

Carrick Cineplex wrote: “One of our favourite actors, Chris O’Dowd, stars in ‘Juliet Naked’, based on the book by Nick Hornby (About A Boy); now showing at Carrick Cineplex!” For tickets & times click here:…

The Toon Team – Halloween

The Toon Team - Halloween

Bishop of Elphin defends 5th collection for Papal visit

Speaking on the Joe Finnegan show Bishop Doran says the money could be gathered successfully if every adult catholic and family was willing to donate the cost of a coffee or pizza.

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Enjoy Family memories at the Ardcarne Christmas Shop

Experience the best of Christmas in the sparkling surroundings of the Ardcarne Garden Centre Christmas Shop and enjoy some family time together at a special event weekend. Renowned for its inspirational displays and stylish décor, the newly opened Ardcarne Garden Centre Christmas Shop is the place to visit on 10th & 11th November. As part of the official opening celebrations there’s an opportunity to join with family, friends and neighbours to support your local Mayo-Roscommon Hospice while enjoying a glass of mulled wine and tasty nibbles.

So lucky to live in Ireland …

20181031_132131Boyle Canal: realboyle photo taken 31st October 2018

No earthquakes, typhoons, ‘real’ hurricanes, extremes of heat or cold … maybe the occasional windy day or two, some frost and maybe snow. Access to the EU, a ‘mostly friendly’ population, and peace!! … Ireland is indeed a favoured place to live compared to several others.
• Sexual abuse against women in North Korea is so commonplace and pervasive that few people report it, according to new research from Human Rights Watch.
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• Countries at war (Google search) : South Sudan. The world’s newest country is also the least peaceful nation in the world, according to the 2014 Global Peace Index. : Iraq : Somalia : Sudan : Central African Republic : Pakistan : North Korea

20181031_131148“Under the N4 bridge over Boyle Canal” 31st October 2018

Tickets for ‘The Addams Family’ available from 10am on Thursday, November 1st!


Tickets can be purchased from our new ticket office which is located at Únabhán Tourism and Craft Shop in the grounds of King House, from 10am to 4pm every day excluding Sundays.

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Irish Rail overcrowding

A massive surge in demand has led to overcrowding on busy commuter routes, and Irish Rail says it has to order new fleet by the end of 2018 or risk having no additional capacity from early 2021

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Lough Key Forest Park – the old church

Following preservation works, the old church building close to the Visitor Centre in Lough Key Forest Park is now open to the public.
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Eating out in the Boyle area

We have a number of very fine eateries in the Boyle area. You can be guaranteed a friendly welcome, excellent service and the very best of food from diverse menus in all of them. All establishments are taking orders now for Christmas Parties. Following here are just some of our venues, in NO PARTICULAR ORDER for eating out in the Boyle area …

Tara Marina Reataurant & Bar




Tai Chi Court Restaurant

Ardcarne Garden Centre – Christmas Shop 2018


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Roast Beef Lunch at Tara Marina Restaurant & Bar, Cootehall


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Sean Carty’s Car Of The Week2015-Hyundai-i30

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Clarke’s Bar & Restaurant

Exploring Excel Workshop at Boyle Enterprise Centre

Boyle Enterprise Centre

A free “Exploring Excel” workshop organised by Role Skillnet will take place at Boyle Enterprise Centre on November 15th from 9.30/11.30. (Registration 9.00/9.30) The workshop is suitable for participants interested in exploring Excel’s capabilities to become more efficient in using and creating spreadsheets. For more information please email or call 086 203 9182. Role Skillnet provide funding and support for training for private businesses.

“We Are The Survivors” by Barry Feely

We Are The Survivors

King House, 16th November at 8pm: Launch of Barry’s book by Dr Jason King is Academic Coordinator of the Irish Heritage Trust and National Famine Museum at Strokestown Park.
The book is about the Workhouse in Boyle and emigration in famine times. It describes the building of and living conditions in the Workhouse. It tells the distressing tale of 52 orphan girls from the area, leaving on a Bianconi long cart and onwards on a sea voyage lasting 100 days to Australia, and much more

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Royal Hotel, Boyle

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