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Boyle GAA Update 5th December

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Abbey Community College, Open Evening / Enrolment

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FIRST YEAR: Wednesday, 7th December, 7pm- 9pm. For further information : www.abbeycc.ie : 071 966 4646 : Email:info.abbey@gretb.ie.
• Please bring the following – Birth Certificate : PPS Number : €20 deposit for School Jacket


Boyle Girl Guides Christmas Jumper Party

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Boyle Girl Guides invited Santa back to Boyle for a very special meet and greet with over 100 children in St. Joseph’s Hall on Sunday evening. Santa arrived with his elves in his splendid Mens Shed sleigh, and was delighted to pose for photos with all of the children, and quite a number of parents/relations/guardians !! The event was a fundraiser organised by Boyle Girl Guides for International Girl Guides Camp 2017.
• View 95 realboyle special photos on our Flickr album …

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Tony Conboy “An Oblique View” 4th December

TonyConboyAnobliqueViewTony’s “An Oblique View” is a ‘must read’ feature on realboyle.com every week.
Tony comments on topics local, national and international.

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Boyle Golf Club Update 4th December

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Slugs & Snails – Childrens wear – Cootehall Street

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Boyle Christmas Lights 2016

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Roscommon Airs Concert, Saturday 3rd December

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St. Joseph’s Hall, Boyle … a large enthusiatic, appreciative audience enjoyed the rich cultural heritage of Co Roscommon with a night of Traditional Music, Song and Dance performed by some of the finest musicians, singers and dancers from around the county. The Master of Ceremonies for the evening was the legendary Martin Donohoe presenter of Shannonside FM’s popular radio show ‘The Wind That Blows’

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Sunday morning … sunrise view from the bridge over the N4

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Santa visits Boyle and turns on the Christmas Lights

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Saturday 3rd December: Santa arrived in Boyle as requested by Boyle Chamber of Commerce on a sleigh constructed for the occasion by Boyle Mens Shed
• Keith Suffin and his tractor towed Santa’s sleigh and his elves on a trip around town, generously giving Santa’s reindeers the night off
• On the Crescent, a large audience of parents and children gave the touring Santa and elves a rapturous welcome.
• DJ Dermot provided seasonal ‘toons’ and commentary while our Scouts dispensed tasty and welcome hot chocolate made over their log fire.
• Between selfies with this year’s colouring competition winners and just about all of the children, Santa pressed the plunger turning on this year’s excellent Boyle Christmas Lights and one might say officially declared Boyle open for Christmas 2016

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Missing dog …

A 17 year old brown terrier has gone missing from the Woodenbridge/ Boyle Canal area. “Snuggles” has an alzheimers type ailment and may not remember her way home. 
• If you come across this much loved pet, please call me on 086 193 5452 and I will relay your message …


“Through Christy’s Lens” volume 2 book Launch

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“Through Christy’s Lens” volume 2, compiled by Enda, Mary, Joe & Evelyn Regan was launched in our fabulous King House on Friday 2nd December. Harry Keaney, Ocean FM journalist, fondly recalled the years he worked as a reporter with the Roscommon Herald while Christy Regan was their photographer before officially launching the 137-book collection “Through Christy’s Lens, volume 2”

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Mary Regan

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Harry Keaney

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Seamus Flynn, Mary Regan, Joseph Cryan


Roscommon Herald will stay in Boyle

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


Monster Bingo in Boyle

Sunday 11th December 3pm: Roscommon Safe Links Monster Bingo on in St.Joseph’s Hall. Prizes over €4000 with Jackpot €1000. Single books €10 and double €15.


Úna Bhán Community Notes – Update 2nd December

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Carrick Cineplex: Update Friday 2nd December- Thursday 8th December

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€100,000 investment in Boyle Water projects

Senator Feighan has welcomed a €100,000 investment in two different wastewater projects in Boyle town, benefitting 4,500 consumers. “Irish Water has informed me that one of the projects, which is ongoing, involves the refurbishment of the Boyle public sewer network while the other, which is completed, involved works at the Boyle Wastewater Treatment Plant. The latter work has improved the quality of final effluent being discharged from the plant.

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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…]


Former St. Mary’s College/Vocational School, Boyle – teachers & staff event

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Thursday 1st December: Special event for former and current teachers and staff of St. Mary’s …
The night started with 6pm mass in St. Joseph’s Church, followed by a get together, photos and meal in the Grand Salon, King House.
It is interesting to note that a number of pupils from the very first year of St. Mary’s, as Abbey Community College was called, subsequently became teachers in the college. 
Names of those in the photo [here…]


Boles of Boyle –  Thursday 1st December

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Boles of Boyle held a very special Day of Fashion, with massive sale reductions, seasonal Mulled Wine / Mince Pies, Cosmetic Makeovers by Carmel Regan, instore DJ Dermot and the latest Winter Fashions perfectly modelled by Danielle and Olivia

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Job Vacancy at Stewarts Oil

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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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MK Financial Update – Life Protection – Health Status Questions & Answers

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Boyle Christmas Lights 2016

Boyle approaches Santa’s arrival in town and Christmas with a super,  evolving display of street lights, while traders and householders make ready for what we believe will be a joyful, colourful, busy, magical season. Each day as we get closer to remembering what the real celebrations are all about, a trip around town makes us so happy that we live here and are proud to call this our hometown – ‘The Town We Love So Well”

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Boyle GAA Minor Board AGM

Change of date for Boyle Minor Board AGM. It will now take place in the clubhouse on Tuesday night 6th December at 8pm. Everybody welcome.


Know Your Rights – 

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Question: I’m getting a social welfare payment. Will I get a Christmas Bonus?
Answer: The Christmas Bonus is paid to people getting a long-term social welfare payment. Long-term social welfare payments include the following

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Roscommon Herald November 29th

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Buy your copy of this week’s Roscommon Herald for much of what is news, comment and photos of recent and planned events in the county.

This week Editor Christina muses ‘manflu’, while the paper features include: p20 Positive Ageing: p28 Fallen Soldiers Remembered: p44 a new 12 week feature on speaking and using the Irish language: p46 ‘Stop The Abuse’ – Womens Aid: p50 John Mulligan’s kettle is on the boil: p52 Prime Main Street Building for €50,000 Sale: p58 Ros Boundary Changes: p64 Boyle Town Focus: p92 Regan Family launch ‘Through Christy’s Lens – Volume 2’

 


Grinds available

Melissa White wrote: Leaving Cert: Biology, Ag. Science, Business and Maths OL.
Junior Cert: Science, Business Studies and Maths. Please contact: 087 433 2341


Tawnytaskin Community Centre – Flower Demo

Wednesday 14th December, 7.30pm: Christmas Flower Demonstration with Angela East on  Food served on the night. This event is ticket only and costs €10.Please bring your own bottle. Tickets available from Adam’s Apple , Boyle or by contacting Ann on 086 813 0005


Tadhg TV –  Update 26th November

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Friday 25th November: Connie Fallon plaque unveiled

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 A plaque was unveiled at a ceremony in Boyle Citizens Information Centre, Elphin Street remembering much loved Connie Fallon. Connie was a founder member in 1979 and remained as a constant supporter serving in various roles within the organisation until ill health forced her into care and later, death in Abbey Haven Nursing Home, Boyle on Thursday, August 20th, 2015.
• The ceremony was conducted perfectly by CIC manager Richard Regan with fond words of remembrance from each of us present while a fittingly well-chosen plaque was unveiled by Connie’s husband Jack and son Oliver.

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Boyle Canal – Friday 25th November

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

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Leaving Certificate English Classes

Every MONDAY 4.30 – 5.30. Family Resource Centre, Boyle
The Shakespearean play Hamlet is being covered with plenty of essay writing practice. Cost £10. Limited number of places
Further information and booking by phone or text to 086 329 2488


 

 

Boles of Boyle – Christmas window

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Boyle Christmas Windows 2016

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Ever year Boyle traders decorate their shop windows beautifully for Christmas and at other times and seasons. I will add loads of photos as the season develops

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Boyle Garda Station Opening Hours

Monday – Saturday (Inclusive) 9am – 1pm & 7pm – 10pm
Sunday 11am – 1pm
Sergeant Kilroy: “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.”


Parents Association of St Joseph’s BNS – Christmas Draw

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Maura wrote: We hold this draw every year at Christmas time. We have loads of great prizes. A big thank you to our sponsors.
Tickets are €2 per line and all money goes toward purchasing I.C.T. equipment for the school.
The cards have been given out to our pupils. Please support …

 

 

N61 will reopen to the public on December 12th

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Senator Frank Feighan has confirmed that the N61 stretch of road near Boyle currently subject to major safety works will reopen to the public on Monday, December 12th. “The reopening of the road to the public on December 12th will bring to an end the diversion currently in place and of course that will mean very good news for many affected motorists.
• “In the last Government, I was very pleased to have secured the €7m in funding required to carry out these major realignment works.”


Roscommon Shoebox Appeal

Roscommon Shoebox Appeal are a local branch of Team Hope, Ireland who work to provide Christmas Shoeboxes filled with gifts for children in need across countries in parts of Eastern Europe and Africa. These children do not have access to even the most basic items needed to live. A Christmas Shoebox is a wonderful gift that can help them in so many ways and gives them joy and hope at Christmas!
For Information please call Sarah Levick on 086 827 0850 or Emma Clapison on 086 660 2327

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Joe Simon Home, Garden, Build & Expert Electrical

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GAA Nursery Programme Update

Sabrina wrote: The Boyle GAA Nursery Programme is proving to be a great success with 60+ girls and boys currently taking part in it. The Nursery Programme therefore will not be taking any more new members at present as all places in Block 1 are full.
• Please keep a eye out after Christmas for details of the next Nursery Programme.

€62,216 awarded to renovate the main room of the Courthouse

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Town Team members and in particular Dara Callaghan, Frank Geelan and Trevor Conroy have been thanked for their input into the application.
Senator Feighan has welcomed the news that that eight towns and villages in County Roscommon are to benefit from total funding of €380,000 under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme.
Boyletm.com wrote: Boyle Town Team has welcomed the announcement that their application for funding for renovation work at Boyle Courthouse has been successful. Boyle has been awarded €62,216 that will be used to renovate the main room of the Courthouse to house Boyle Model Railway.


Ardcarne Garden Centre Christmas Shop 2016

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“MacDara looks for a job”

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King House Craft Fair

KIng House Christmas Fair 2016

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 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

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Ardcarne Garden Centre – Gardening for your health

Ardcarne Banner 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. Read More Graphic


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

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


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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: svpboyle16@gmail.com All calls, texts and help provided are CONFIDENTIAL


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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