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Boyle Celtic Boys U12’s


Boyle Celtic Boys U12’s will be in action under the flood lights on Monday night (24th October) against local rivals Carrick Town. Sure to be a competitive game.
Please show your support, kick off at 7:00pm

10 things – how we live in Ireland today

Our first same-sex marriages, ever-falling numbers of babies being born and many people not using the internet – these are just some of the revelations from the CSO’s latest publication.

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Tony Conboy “An Oblique View” 14th October


Tony’s “An Oblique View” is a ‘must read’ feature on every week. Tony comments on topics local, national and international.
This week casts an oblique view on the passing of three sportsmen, the third and final U.S. Presidential Debate and a comprehensive list of errata

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 “MacDara looks for a job”

Christy Wynne HeaderLose yourself for a while as you read another wonderful memory written by our oh-so-gifted Boyle man Christy Wynne

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Carrick Cineplex: Friday 21st to Thursday 27th October

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• The Metropolitan Opera screenings at Carrick Cineplex [poster here…]
• Special Off-Show screenings at Carrick Cineplex – “Miss Saigon 25th Anniversary” “Andre Rieu Christmas with Andre” [poster here…]

Kevin McStay appointed manager

Roscommon Manager Kevin McStayImage source: Irish Examiner

It’s taken a while but better late than never. Kevin McStay has been appointed outright senior football Roscommon manager for 2 years with option of a 3rd. The very best of luck to Kevin and his management team.

Is HSE preparing to move hostel residents?

Roscommon politicians say they have proof that the HSE is at an advanced stage of moving residents out of hostels within the county.
Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice and Senator Maura Hopkins both maintain the HSE is not being fully transparent in its statements about the plans to close hostels in towns including Boyle.

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 Boyle Window Graphics town enhancement project


Boyle Signmaker Paul Byrne completed phase one of the Window Graphics town enhancement project by fitting prints on Mullaney’s Bridge Street and McDonagh’s Bridge Street. Paul printed the images from original photos by Tony Murphy and Darren Purcell.


Eating Out in Boyle


Tai Chi Court Chinese Restaurant, Bridge Street … Honey Chilli Beef with Black Pepper Sauce.


Ardcarne Garden Centre – Christmas Shop 2016

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Ardcarne Garden Christmas Shop 2016
This little guy is already in place as garden centre staff merchandise what promises to be their best-ever Christmas shop with a gala Opening on Friday 4th November. Loads of photos will follow as I do every year …

“Le Cheile” CD

Launch of the CD “Le Cheile” in the Percy French Hotel Strokestown on Monday 24th at 9 pm. All proceeds from the sale of the CD will go towards the Assisted Pilgrim Section of the Elphin Diocesan Pilgrim to Lourdes.

Run Walk & Roll Sunday 23rd October

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The 21st annual run in aid of Cancer Research will take place in Boyle on Sunday next the 23rd of October. Registration will be from 1.30pm with the Run/Walk starting off from St.Joseph’s Hall at 3pm and going through the town via Main St., Abbeytown, Maple Drive, Carrick Road and returning back to St. Joseph’s Hall via Marian Road where light refreshments will be available afterwards.
This is a non-competitive event for all ages and abilities and a fun day for all the family. The only one you are competing against is yourself!
Entry is €10.00 for Adults and €5.00 for under 16’s and €20.00 for a family. Please share our page on Facebook and take a look back at some of  the memories of the last 20 years you might see someone you know.
Thank you for your support over the last 20 years in which the Boyle run alone has raised over €158,000 for Cancer Research in Ireland . Looking forward to seeing you there Damian Regan 086 394 2388.

Boyle Credit Union – Coffee Morning

Boyle Credit Union - Coffee MorningThursday 20th October: You can be guaranteed a friendly welcome every time you visit the good people at Boyle Credit Union on Green Street. This morning was Coffee (and trimmings) Morning and it was my pleasure to sit a while and chat in the best of company …

Roscommon Leader Partnership

Roscommon Leader Partnership

Roscommon LEADER Partnership, in conjunction with the Public Participation Network in Roscommon, are rolling out a series of Roadshows across County Roscommon. The Boyle Roadshow will be in King House from 7pm until 8:30pm with light refreshments served afterwards. Have you always had an idea worth sharing? A question for an RLP or PPN staff member? Or simply to further your knowledge of the various supports and services available from RLP and PPN? … Come along … this roadshow will prove invaluable !!

Brogans “Wild Oats” Health Store is now open


A great new addition to the Boyle shopping experience is the well stocked “Wild Oats Health Store”. Brogan’s totalhealth Pharmacy Health Store is located adjacent to Brogans Pharmacy on Shop Street. Wild Oats stock a comprehensive range of foods, vitamins and minerals.
Anne is a qualified Nutritional Therapist who believes that many health conditions can be helped through food and nutrition. She is passionate and experienced in helping people with weight loss, digestive issues, energy and much more. Let Anne advise you on good foods that can increase your health and well-being the natural way.
Michelle is a Holistic Health Practitioner who can provide various wellness therapies. Michelle knows the importance of combining the western approach with the complementary approach. She believes the body works in unison and therefore should be treated as such. It should be treated holistically.

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Magee’s Fashion Show in Tawnytaskin Community Centre



Thursday 19th October: A capacity audience of over 100 thoroughly enjoyed the Magee’s Fashion Show with added makeup and hair demonstrations by Roisín Shannon’s Hair & More staff and Tish Regan, the Epilepsy Ireland house draw and refreshments for all. Mary Magee and her experienced staff chose the Tawnytaskin Community Centre to show 90 highly applauded fashion ensembles. Once again Mary’s models Josephine, Marita, Liz, Sharon and newcomers to the team Mary, Erin and Ruth graced the catwalk in the very best of style, while Marie perfectly acted as MC/Compere.
Ann & Jason McGlynn, Mary Nicholson and the wonderful Tawnytaskin Centre committee had prepared the venue beautifully and were on hand ensuring that this special event was enjoyed by all.

• More photos to follow …



Day of Mindfulness

Wednesday, 26th October: Take some time out to get back to yourself. Maura McGuinness, qualified mindfulness teacher, will give a day of mindfulness at the Galilee Community, Tintagh, Boyle on Wednesday October 26th.  The practice of mindfulness is about being present and awake to each moment of our daily lives.

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Brogans Massive Offers

Brogans Massive Offers

Brogans Roscommon HeraldDouble page special in this week’s Roscommon Herald

King House Craft Fair

KIng House Christmas Fair 2016

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Tawnytaskin Fashion Show – tonight

Ann wrote: “Sean please inform your readers on realboyle that the fashion show in Tawnytaskin community centre on wed 19th October is SOLD OUT, further details please contact ANN on 086 813 0005 – It is a ticket only event and many thanks to all who have supported this great cause Epilepsy Ireland”

Mk Financial update – Review your pension BEFORE the tax deadline!


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Trad Music Friday in Dodd’s Crescent BarDodd's

Boyle Chamber Lotto Results – Monday October 17th 2016

Number drawn: 15, 18, 22, 27
Jackpot winner: None
Match Three winner:None (€390 next week)
Thank-you to all who support the draw
Next draw Monday October 24th at 11.00pm in Daly’s Bar (Party Night). Jackpot €3710

Models Wanted – Female & Male

African Fashion Show

Boyle Courthouse


Tenders are currently being sought for works on Boyle Courthouse: Replacement of the three upper front windows : A new heating system for the whole of the building : New wiring and electrics : Repainting : The laying of carpets in the courtroom area
• Following next Wednesday’s clearing out of the court seating and rearrangement of available space by a group scheme and members of Mens Shed, the Men’s-Shed-made Model Railway will be erected and on display from elevated levels in the ‘Courtroom’. The judges bench and canopy will remain in place reminding visitors of the room’s previous use. The rest of the building will hopefully be repaired at a later date and plans are being discussed for possible ‘museum’ displays for local artifacts and people from the area who brought glory to our town.
• View my album of Boyle Courthouse photos [here…]

Boyle Golf Course – Lottery Funded Course Development Programme

Boyle Golf course will close for approximately four weeks for its planned course development programme.
The works will include drainage to specified areas of the course and the creation of a new practice area adjacent to the car park

Are the good times really over for good …


Back with The Beatles and ‘Yesterday’, when a man could still work and still would,
Is the best of the free life behind us now, are the good times really over for good?

Revision Course for Leaving Cert Students


Concert – change of date

John & Maggie Carty, Cathy Jordan

Due to unforeseen circumstances the concert due to take place on 28th October in St Joseph’s Hall, Boyle  “Music of Home Event”  the date has had to be changed to December – we will confirm the date with you asap

oyle GAA Update 17th October


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Coming to you instore at Wild Oats on Shop Street

• Fertility Massage Therapy: Michelle O’Connor (Holistic Health Practitioner) is available by appointment on 086 173 0078
• Finola Spellman Lyons, Chiropodist 086 843 7925 will be available by appointment in store. Finola has many years experience in treating all foot problems.
• Healthy Fresh bread available instore Thursdays and Saturdays
• Voucher : €5 voucher with every €20 spent in Wild Oats. Valid from Thursday, October 20th to Thursday, October 27th

Boyle Musical Society – Hairspray, The Broadway Musical

Hairspray - Boyle Musical SocietyCast photo and advert layout Sean O’Dowd

Tickets available from 12pm on Saturday, October 29th!

With just four weeks to go until opening night, Boyle Musical Society’s are delighted to announce that tickets for their eagerly anticipated new show, ‘Hairspray’, will go on sale at 12pm on Saturday October 29th. Tickets can be booked or purchased from the BMS ticket office, which is situated beside Marian’s on Bridge Street. The office will remain open until 2:30pm.
A detailed seating plan will soon be available on Tickets can also be booked by telephone on the BMS Ticketline, 085 275 6426. This line will be open during booking office hours only. We also accept credit card bookings.

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Boyle Whisper – Roscommon Herald

It has been well flagged that Boyle staff at the Roscommon Herald will move to a new location in the town. Whispers suggest that a number of premises have been looked at as the Herald’s potential new ‘home’, including four on Bridge Street and two on Main Street.
• Herald editor Christina McHugh wrote last February: In relation to your recent posting regarding the Roscommon Herald could I just clarify for your readers that while we will vacate our existing offices at the end of this year we remain committed to Boyle and will  be moving to an alternative office location in the town from January 2017.  The Roscommon Herald has been part of the fabric of Boyle life since 1859 and with the support of the entire community will continue to remain a strong, trusted presence in the town delivering a quality product on a weekly basis. All our staff contribute to the economic life of Boyle town and we are proud supporters of a range of community initiatives. I am happy to put the record straight for your readers

Tadhg TV Update 15th October



St. Joseph’s Church Newsletter – 15th OctoberStJosephsNewsletter

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Úna Bhán Community Notes – Update 15th October


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Ardcarne Garden Centre – tree event Saturday 15th October

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• Saturday 15th, Tree Event: Illustrated talk by James Wickham. discover the beauty, benefits and versatility of three for all gardens — All Welcome to this FREE event, 11.30am-12.30pm
• Job of the week: Plant Bulbs: Plant bulbs now for a brilliant spring display. Even a couple of packets can bring great colour to a patio pot at a time the garden really needs some bright flowers. We still have a good selection, but hurry along to get the bulbs planted during the mild autumn weather.
• For complete advice on your Flowers: Fruit & veg: Greenhouse: Around the garden …

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Roscommon Co Council

• Roscommon Municipal District Funding Scheme 2016 [read more…]
• Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for inclusion on a panel for posts in the Roscommon Arts Centre [read more…]
• Free Pollinator Workshops – Would you like learn how to help pollinators? [read more…]

Basic Music Skills – Boyle town area

Arlene Regan wrote: “For anyone interested in learning basic piano/ keyboard skills and music theory – I am starting lessons for beginners only. If you could kindly share this to get the word around. Email me at for further details

Railings to be replaced at the Elphin Street railbridge approach


For many years, Frank Geelan (Boyle Cllr at the former Boyle Town Council) lobbied for replacing the rusting, dangerous railings on the approach to the Elphin Street rail bridge.
• GOOD NEWS: Keville Engineering, Boyle has the new railings just about ready for Roscommon Co Council … for galvanise dipping and painting followed by erection on site during November.
• Well done Frank Geelan !!

Casual kick-about Football at Boyle Celtic

Padraig wrote: We play a bit of football and would like to increase numbers. It’s ‘Casual kick-about Football’ on Boyle Celtic astro pitch 7pm every Thursday. €5 a head
• Contact Padraig 086 876 4027 if interested – or just attend on the night

Boyle & District Angling Club


The Michael Conroy Cup will take place at Lough Key on Saturday 22nd October from 10am until 4pm. This is a boat competition and entries will take place at Doon Shore.

St. Vincent de Paul


If you need help with bills, with education expenses or simply need to speak to someone outside the family or friends about any difficulties you are facing or wish to make a donation, contact St. Vincent de Paul Society, Boyle telephone or text 087 929 2627 Email: All calls, texts and help provided are CONFIDENTIAL

Not currently working? Want to secure that Job in 2017?

An Information session regarding a Full time Business course will take place on Tuesday 18th October at 10.30am in the INTREO office (beside the Landmark Hotel). This full time course starts on the 1st November in Carrick on Shannon and continues for 8 months. The Level 5 course is an excellent opportunity to upskill and secure that job in 2017. Places are available to those who may already be in receipt of a Social Welfare payment, however places may also be available for those who do not currently receive a Social Welfare Payment. The course will be delivered on behalf of MSL ETB by local company, CTC Training. Call Maurice at 087 629 0927 for further information.

Boyle Golf Club Update 10th October



Know Your Rights – paternity benefits


My partner and I are expecting a baby in September. Can I claim the new Paternity Benefit? Are there any other benefits I can claim?
Paternity Benefit is paid for two weeks (in one block) and is available for any child born or adopted on or after 1st September 2016.

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Kieran Quinn – King House

Kieran Quinn

Boles of Boyle – the A2 Fashion event Saturday 8th October


Makeup demonstrations, good health advice, samba dancing, refreshments and fun, fun, fun comprised the special A2 Fashion event in Boles of Boyle on Saturday 8th October. An expanded version of this spectacular event is scheduled to feature in King House, Boyle on November 12th … highly recommended!!
• View a short smartphone video of Sambabrazil dancing [here…]

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The Bazaar, Bridge Street, Boyle


Congratulations and very best wishes to Aideen Rushe and her partner Mick Reynolds who have opened The Bazaar on Bridge Street for coffees etc. Check here for updates as this friendly, welcoming pair settle into the business life of Boyle. Call in and enjoy a good coffee … a friendly chat is guaranteed

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Rockingham House – a scale model


“We just received this beautiful model of Rockingham House 1810-1957 which the leaving cert students of Ballinamore vocational school constructed as a leaving cert project back in the 1980s  Our sincere thanks to John Morgan who kindly delivered it safely and presented it to King House.”
• Representatives of Boyle Mens Shed have kindly offered to perfom some necessary repairs to this priceless piece. We will have further information and photos in the coming weeks.

Updates from our area politicians

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

Philippa’s Hair Design

Philippa's Hair Design


Joe Simon Home, Garden, Build & Expert Electrical

Joe Simon Christmas Club

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Roscommon Learning Links, Boyle

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Preparation for ECDL without the pressure of exams : Starting Monday 10th October at Roscommon Learning Links, Boyle
• 2 evenings per week Mondays and Wednesdays (30 hrs) in total. This course is for those who have some experience of computers. The course content will include Windows, Word Processing, Spreadsheets and Databases, with exposure to tests similar to those encountered in ECDL … Ideal preparation for the certified ECDL course…
• Free to Social Welfare & CE Clients /Fee paying participants €180. For further details contact Roscommon learning Links 071 966 4510

King House Tea Rooms – Christmas Party Bookings

King House Tea Rooms

Its that’s time of the year again!, so if its your job to organise the Christmas Party or just a night out with friends, then look no further than King House Tea Rooms … and don’t worry we will have a full wine licence! Above is a sneak preview of our Christmas brochure.
• We are taking group bookings or available for private hire for dinner so call Dorothy on 087 643 0326.
• Available dates 8th, 9th, 10th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 22nd and 23rd December

Ardcarne Garden Centre – Gardening for your health

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Spending just half an hour a day gardening could reduce your risk of heart attack by over 50% according to new research. Researchers studied 2,456 men and women aged between 65 and 74 over 12 years between 1997 and 2007. First they divided them into three groups according to the amount of physical activity they took part in.

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Whistlers Bar & Grill, Boyle

Whistlers Bar & Grill

Whistlers Bar & Grill as well as TWO other doors will open for business in Boyle in the near future. Full details and photos will follow here on!

GRETB Adult Education Centre – Courses on offer

1) Beginner Computers: Introduction to Basic Computers, Internet and E-mail.
2) Computer Literacy (Level 3)
3) “Skills for Work Basic computer course … *requirement – participants must be in full or part time employment/farming to attend this particular course.
• For further information contact Jean Feeney Tel: 0894814160 email:
GRETB Adult Education Centre, Old Vocational School, Marian Road, Boyle Co. Roscommon
• Registration for part-time courses, Tuesday 4th October 2016, 10.30am-1.30pm.
• The internet is a wonderful resource and it’s for everybody. Many adults feel intimated by computers, but computer classes offer everyone an easy way to learn basic, essential computer skills.

Town and Village Renewal Scheme

Eight towns and villages across Co Roscommon are being recommended for funding under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme. The €10 million euro fund was announced in August of this year to help support the regeneration of rural towns and villages across the country. Each county will get approximately €380,000.
The areas involved include the six towns where the Town Team Initiative is already underway, in Boyle, Castlerea, Strokestown, Ballaghadereen, Roscommon and Monksland. Keadue and Cootehall are the two smaller areas being put forward for funding by the council.

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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Roscommon stroke survivors group

Survivors of stroke in Co Roscommon will be able to avail of a new support group scheme from the end of this month.

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Boyle Diary, courtesy of Úna Bhan Tourism

View a very useful diary of planned events for September 2016, compiled by Úna Bhán Tourism

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

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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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