Leitrim has experienced the biggest population increase in the North West since the 2016 census. The county had a population growth of 9.5% over the last six years.
Sligo has a population increase of 6.5% while Donegal had a rise of 4.5%
The population of the Republic of Ireland is now the highest it has been since pre-Famine times. There are now 5.1 million people here, an increase of 7.6 per cent in six years.
John Patrick (Johnny) Scanlon R.I.P.
“Black Friday 13” – a novel by John Mulligan
An evening of music and magic at King House
Join Evlana and Michael Harding in King House, Boyle, at 7.30 pm on June 30th for ‘Enchantement’, a summer’s evening of music and magic.
The event will feature composers with a Roscommon connection, such as Turlough O’Carolan and Percy French, as well as performances of works with an enchanted theme, such as Ravel’s ‘Enchanted Flute’, Richard Strauss’s ‘At Sunset’, and ‘Elfentanz’ by Florence Price. There will be readings by Michael Harding and musical performances by Sylvia O’Brien (soprano), William Dowdall (flute), Keith Pascoe (violin), and Isabelle O’Connell (piano).
The Roscommon Herald 21st June
The Toon Team – Angels
Evelyn Regan / Dominic McEvoy Wedding
Evelyn Regan and Dominic McEvoy celebrated their wedding in St Joseph’s Church, Boyle on Saturday 18th June
Maria Tivnan and Fregoli Theatre Company
Fregoli Theatre Company performed a beautiful set of 1 pm, 3pm and 5pm 20-minute street theatre shows starting from the grounds of Boyle Library on Saturday 18th June
ANGELS is part of Live @ Cultural Quarter – a partnership between King House and Discover Boyle funded by Roscommon County Council & the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the Local Live Performance Programming Scheme.
Performers: Maria Tivnan, Tracy Bruen, Eimear Finan, Eilish McCarthy and Tara Finn.
Founded in 2007 Fregoli is a Galway-based company that produces and performs energetic and stimulating work that appeals to a large cross-section of the public, focusing primarily on new and original work.
St. Joseph’s Parish Newsletter
SUNFLOWER DAY COLLECTION
E-mail Based scam/Fraud
Ireland County by County – Roscommon
Roscommon Herald 14th June
Parking cost to rise in Carrick-on-Shannon
Boyle Arts Festival – Open Art Exhibition
Boyle Arts Festival is back in full swing again this year and we are delighted to say that the very popular Open Art Exhibition is going ahead once again. This exhibition is extremely popular and showcases many diverse and exciting styles of art in a number of mediums, attracting entries from all over Ireland.
This year we have secured a new venue, which is the corner building of Bridge Street and St. Patrick Street (former National Irish Bank – beside Boles of Boyle).
Handing in day for your art submission will take place in this venue, on Sunday 26th June from 3pm to 5pm and all work must be accompanied by an application form, which is available from ÚnaBhán Tourism in the grounds of King House, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The Toon Team
Boyle Golf Club
Boyle GAA Club – Update
St. Joseph’s Parish Newsletter
Cootehall NS and Drumboylan NS Annual trip
Thursday 9th June was a special day for pupils of both Cootehall and Drumboylan National Schools. Following 2 years of Covid restrictions pupils were visited by Cllr Joe Murphy, Chairman of Roscommon Co Council who, with teacher permission, granted the pupils a special ‘no homework tonight’ In a state-of-the-art bus, the pupils took a familiarisation trip to nearby Ardcarne Cemetery. Also present were teachers Cian Duffy, Arlene Gilhooly (Cootehall NS) and Anne Murray (Drumboylan NS) Tony Bambrick, Jim Reynolds, Stephen Langan and Laura Egan.
Marc MacSharry TD – reduction on fuel taxes
Sligo-Leitrim TD, Marc MacSharry is calling on Government to examine further reduction on fuel taxes, as fuel prices continue to rise nationwide. Levies and taxes on fuel should be eliminated or substantially reduced on a temporary basis, according to the TD.
Eir price increases
Eir to hit millions of customers with raft of new price increases: Now it is increasing its landline, television, broadband and mobile charges by €5 a month for residential customers. This rise, which includes VAT, will mean customers will pay an extra €60 a year, adding more to the cost of living. Small businesses have been told their landline charges will rise by €5 a month excluding VAT.
Junior and Leaving Cert exams
A record number of students are sitting this year’s State examinations, with 131,431 candidates across Leaving Cert, Leaving Cert Applied and Junior Cycle.
At this stage, advice has been given to students: get a good night’s sleep, eat sensibly, avoid post mortems after each paper etc etc and in ten years from now you probably won’t remember what you got.
Green area grass cutting in Boyle
Roscommon Herald 7th June
The Toon Team – Knock
Coffee Concert with Lenny Chen
White PVC doors on Boyle Courthouse ??
Sometimes I hesitate from passing comment on situations or happenings that are ‘Real Boyle’ rather than ‘Boyle through Rose-Tinted glasses’.
Do you think the white doors are inappropriate, and out of character with this old building?
Man demonstrates basic chair ‘trick’ to stop potential school massacre
Roscommon Herald 31st May
Food Fusion open Wednesday-Sunday for Takeaway/Delivery
A welcome addition to our Boyle restaurant listings comes the news that ‘Food Fusion’, authentic Indian Restaurant Takeaway / Delivery is open for Asian Food Takeaways and Delivery, 5pm to 10pm Wednesday through Sunday on The Crescent, Phone 071 967 0833 or 085 251 6251.
King House, Boyle
Former Roscommon County Manager Donal Connolly decided to refit and develop King House and its surrounds instead of a creating a proposed car park on the site. Mr. Connolly would surely approve the current position King House holds as a premier local and national attraction. Roscommon County Arts, Heritage and local Management Teams continue to develop and offer the venue as a major town centre asset.
King House – Paper & Wire Sculptures
Hilary Beirne to open Boyle Arts Festival in July
Complaints to Ombudsman reached record high in 2021
4,004 complaints were received by the Office last year, the highest ever in the 38-year history of the Ombudsman. The annual report published by the Office of Ombudsman shows that complaints were up 17% compared to 2020.
• The largest proportion of the increase in complaints were about local authorities (including Roscommon Co Council) – they rose by 45%
Jobs available at Drumderrig
The Toon Team – Free Travel
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N4 Carrick to Dromod project
Boyle Arts Festival – GoFundMe Page
Boyle Arts Festival will return on the 14th of July with a full Festival programme. Headline events can be viewed at www.boylearts.com., and tickets can be purchased and are already selling quickly.
The success of the Festival will, as always, be dependent on local financial support in the form of sponsorship and donations. The GoFundMe option makes it a simpler process for people to donate and we hope that you will consider contributing to this fundraising effort as you have in the past.
• Here is the link to the GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/f/boyle-arts-festival-2022
The latest date for receipt of donations for inclusion in our programme is 7th June. If for any reason you are unable to donate on this page, you may contribute as usual to any of our Committee members and it will be fully acknowledged. We thank you for your continued support.
Job Vacancy at Ardcarne Garden Centre BOYLE
Ardcarne Garden Centre has a vacancy for the following position: Till Assistant (Boyle Branch). A friendly, enthusiastic manner and passion for assisting customers are essential. The successful candidate will be mainly responsible for till duties and previous experience would be beneficial. The position is part-time with flexible working hours and would include some weekends.
Please apply in writing, or email your application, including your current CV, to
Mary Frances Dwyer, Ardcarne Garden Centre, Boyle, Co. Roscommon. Email: email@example.com
Closing date for applications is Thursday 26th May.
The Toon Team – Sinn Fein 27
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Boyle, May 2018
Reprise from May 2014
Some photos are worth repeating. I set up this still life photo on a small table using two black t-shirts – one on the table and the other behind the objects. Info: 14-54mm Zuiko Kit Lens on an old Olympus E-3 camera and FL-50 flash through white umbrella from left.
Patients rate Roscommon Hospital as one of the best in the country
Roscommon University Hospital’s satisfaction rating is unchanged at 9.2 – the third highest in the country.
The hospital scored the highest approval rating in the country among patients for ‘care on the ward’ at 9.3 out of a possible ten.
The Toon Team – Stormont
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The Toon Team – Katie Taylor
Boyle Canal Walk/Cycleway
Dail hears local woman’s electricity bill went from €123 to €3385
Speaking in the Dail, Independent Deputy Denis Naughten highlighted a case where an elderly woman from the Shannonside region is being pressed to pay an electricity bill in the thousands of euro.
Parochial School, Boyle – teachers
The Toon Team
King House, Boyle / Connaught Rangers
“We are currently upgrading the Connaught Rangers Exhibition ‘The Devils Own’ with new installations. It is planned the exhibition should be ready by early May. We are really looking forward to this and thank you for your patience.
The Toon Team – Payment
The Toon Team – Ukrania
Center Parcs, Longford
Any words I might offer will fall short of the well-deserved superlatives due to this Co. Longford holiday resort. Hopefully the attached photos will give a brief indication of some of the delights available ‘down the road’ from us …
Drumderrig House Nursing Home
Abbey Haven Care Centre & Nursing Home
Ardcarne Garden Centre
Tai Chi Chinese Restaurant
Siobhan Gallagher Coaching
Sean Carty Cars
Magees Fashion Shop
Sketches – entrance to L. Key Forest Park from the N4
“Non Nationals” – a short story by John Mulligan
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 … !!