Please support our Traders of the Day – 23rd May

Brogans Pharmacy • Clarke’s Bar & Restaurant • Drumderrig Nursing Home

Bishop Jones’ funeral Tuesday May 22nd

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Shannonside News: “The funeral of the former Bishop of Elphin Christy Jones has heard he was a man who favoured the weak over the strong. Hundreds of people attended his funeral mass this afternoon at Sligo Cathedral, after the 82-year-old passed away last Friday night following a long illness. At  his funeral mass, the Bishop was remembered as a man who loved to see the underdog triumph, and who had dedicated much of his life to helping those less well off.”

Leitrim Dog Fighting Ring

Leitrim Animal Welfare informed the Leitrim Observer today (May 23) that their suspicions have been confirmed that there is at least one dog fighting ring in operation in the county. They are currently caring for Charlie, a one year old lurcher who was left to die on the side of the road last week after sustaining a number of severe bites.

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Yes or No – The choice will be YOURS on Friday

Taize Prayer at Galilee Community, Tintagh, Boyle

Galilee Community

There will be an hour of Taize Prayer in Galilee Community on Friday, May 25th from 9-10pm. All are welcome.

Brogans Customer Appreciation Morning – Friday May 25th


“Lots and lots of offers including a draw for a beautiful hamper and 20 % off Clarins Chanel and Gucci Fragrances … we will have Tea/Coffee and lots of treats for our wonderful Customers”

Sean Carty Cars, Mockmoyne, Boyle


Úna Bhán Tourism Information Event


As the 2018 Tourist Season commences we wish to warmly invite you to our Accommodation & Activity Provider Information Session on Wednesday 23rd May @ 2.30pm in King House, Boyle.
The Tourism Market is ever-changing. This can be somewhat frustrating and challenging for those on the front line of visitor services and so it is our hope that following this session you will feel better supported.

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Social Dance Classes

social dance classes

Social Dance Classes in Tawnytaskin Community Centre on Wednesday nights at 8.30pm. Teaching of Jive, Slow-Waltz, Old time Waltz, Quick-Step, and Fox-Trot. All Welcome no Partners required. For more details contact Colette 087 266 6423

Boyle Branch Ex-Service Personnel (O.N.E.) Meeting on Thursday

The next Meeting of the Boyle Branch of O.N.E. (Organisation of National Ex-Service Personnel) will be held in Daly’s Lounge, Bridge Street, Boyle, on this Thursday night, 24th May. It will commence at 8.30pm.
All members are requested to attend.
Any former members of the Army, FCA, RDF, Civil Defence, Red Cross or Garda Siochana wishing to join are welcome to attend.

Facebook/Twitter Updates from our local politicians

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Boyle Chamber Lotto Results – Monday May 21st 2018

Numbers drawn: 3, 4, 24, 29
Jackpot winner: None
Match three winners: M. Fraszewska
Thank-you to all who support the draw.
Next draw Monday May 28th 2018 at 11.00pm in The Moylurg Bar. Jackpot €14,370

Kelly’s Londis – Massive Sale Friday 25th May

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Roscommon Herald May 22nd


‘Number of years’ before Carrick bypass begins

Shannonside News: The €80-million scheme that links to Dromod-Rooskey bypass to Cortober was shelved in 2009 amid the country’s financial crisis. Shay O’Connor, a senior engineer in the Leitrim council’s roads department, accepts it’ll be several years before Carrick’s traffic problems come to an end.

Ardcarne Garden Centre…

Butterfly & Moth Event at Ardcarne Plantsplus Garden Centre, Boyle – This Saturday 25th June at 2pm

FREE Vegetable Growing Event at Ardcarne Garden Centre with leading organic grower Klaus Laitenberger, this Saturday 26th May, 11am – 12.30pm (Boyle) and 3 – 4.30pm (Roscommon Town). Pick up some great tips and advice on how to grow your own healthy vegetables.

Know Your Rights: Seniors Alert Scheme

Question: How do I check if I can vote in the forthcoming referendum? If I’m not in Ireland on polling day, can I still vote?

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Chris O’Dowd – abortion referendum

Shannonside News: Boyle man and Hollywood actor Chris O’Dowd has called on the people of his native Roscommon to be ‘on the right side of history’ ahead of this Friday’s vote in the Eighth Amendment.
In a video posted to Twitter, Chris is urging people to vote ‘yes’ to repealing the abortion ban on Friday.

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Boyle Town Team Press Release – May 21st

“Five new solar powered light are to be installed in the Pleasure Grounds in Boyle in the next number of weeks. The lights have zero running or electrical costs …”
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Boyle Musical Society have been nominated by AIMS for an award for Best Visual (Costumes, Props, Make-Up & Hair).

This nomination recognises the expertise of everyone in our Society, but in particular Mandy Toolan for Costumes, Teresa Ward for Hair, Kate Conneely for Make-up and Patricia Golden for Props. Together with the lighting proficiency of Nigel & Tom Cleary and the expert direction of our Production Team this nomination is so well deserved. The venue of St Joseph’s Church greatly enhanced the Visuals and once again a sincere thanks to Fr Gerry and the Pastoral Council for allowing us stage our 2017 show in our Parish Church.
The Winner will be announced at the AIMS AWARDS Banquet in Killarney on 16th June. The other nominees in this category are Portlaoise Musical Society and Waterford Musical Society.

Boyle Traders – current photos – more to follow this week


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Boyle Golf Club Update 20th May

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St. Joseph’s Church Newsletter

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No Vote

Viewers will make assumptions … but I am not saying how I will vote !!!

Úna Bhán Community NotesUnaBhan

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Referendum Commission TV Advert

No IDA visits to Co. Roscommon

Shannonside News: There was no IDA visit to county Roscommon in the first three months of the year according to new figures released by the Minister for Enterprise.

Carrick Cineplex screenings for the week

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Boyle – ‘on the move’

  1. A number of Boyle premises have changed hands recently and are now awaiting occupancy, the latest being a purchase by Jim Reynolds in St. Patrick Street.
  2. The former premises known as ‘Mullaney’s’ on Main Street will undergo renovations and an opening when complete.
  3. Roscommon Co Council are to be congratulated on the splendid resurfacing and anti-flood earth banking on the Assylinn Road.
  4. Roscommon Co Council are also to be congratulated on the excellent resurfacing of the road at Lr. Deerpark
  5. The Abbey Bar on St. Patrick Street has come on the market with FULL Bar Licence
  6. We are given to believe that the Roscommon Co Council plans for the rejuvenation of Boyle town centre will be on public display in the near future
  7. I understand the Smith Kelly Scott Auctioneers business has invested in the latest touch-screen and window display technology, and as they say. “all will be revealed” shortly.
  8. The Christ The King statue is being refurbished at the moment in Feelystone and will be placed in its new location on Church grounds before long.

Know Your Rights: Voting in a referendum

Question: How do I check if I can vote in the forthcoming referendum? If I’m not in Ireland on polling day, can I still vote?

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Calvary Church Boyle

Calvary Church BoyleCalvary Church Boyle is a group of ordinary people whose lives have been changed by the extraordinary message of Jesus. We are simply bible-believing Christians and unaffiliated with any specific church. We meet together to listen to what the Bible has to say and believe what God has to say changes lives.
Perhaps you have questions about God, the Bible, or a multitude of other things. You are welcome to contact us to chat at any time.
Andrew –

The Town House, Main street, Boyle – EARLY BOOKING OFFER!!

A great place to entertain a family holiday!
• Luxury 2 and 3 bed holiday apartments. Best of both worlds! In the centre of town and beside Lough Key Forest Park for all your family activities, with beautiful family walks, Zipit, Boda Borg, Adventure Play Park, cycling (electric bikes and Segways) , boating, fishing, and much more. An abundance of other cultural / heritage trails, walks, open farms, water and land adventure centres, horse riding and sight seeing nearby.
**Early Booking Offer** …
• Book directly with owner before the end of May and receive one of our fabulous Townhouse Offers
Book 3 or 5 nights stay an extra night for free
Book for 7 nights and receive a 10% discount
• Prices from as little as €200 for a 2 night stay … **Offer is for direct bookings before the end of May, only … Based on availability**
• Please call us on 087 776 2662     email:
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I.C.A – Tea tasting night

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Tuesday 29th May: Boyle and District I.C.A will have guest speaker Doris Rabe (Irish Tea company) provide a tea tasting night including a talk about nutrition and her website, Doris is also a beekeeper and producer of honey so it will be an interesting night. There will be a small fee to cover costs.
Find out more about Boyle and District I.C.A. by contacting Eimear Browne on 087 977 7036

Boles of Boyle – €50 OFF gents suits

Boles €50 off gents suits

Boyle Arts Festival 2018

The Rob Strong Don Baker Band will perform during Boy;e Arts Festival 2018 – July 21st in Daly’s Storehouse – 10pm

Microsoft Excel – Intermediate – Advanced

Microsoft Excel Training will take place at Boyle Enterprise Centre as follows. Advanced Excel June 13th. Courses will run from 9.30/4.30. Cost €40.00 per person. The courses are organised by Role Skillnet. For more information or to book places please email or call 071 9673440. Upcoming training includes One Day Barista Skills course May 23rd. Role Skillnet are based at Boyle Enterprise Centre and provide training support /funding for businesses.

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Boyle Arts Festival 2018

Luka Bloom will perform during Boyle Arts Festival 2018 – July 23rd in Church of Ireland, 8.30pm

Sweeney Funeral Directors


Tony Conboy’s “An oblique view” update

Tony casts an educated, literate, intelligent eye on matters local and international

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Open Table Restaurant (on The Crescent, Boyle)

Open Table Restaurant Evening Meals 5-9pm – Thursday to Sunday inclusive. This was my Herb Crusted Cod with Homecut Chips, Peas and Salad … delicious !!

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N4 Boyle Primary Care Centre : Memory Technology Room to Open

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A new resource is now available for people with dementia and their families in Co. Roscommon and surrounding areas. The aim of this facility is to explore and consider the option of assistive technology and other memory resources, to assist with day to day activities.
The memory technology resource room will benefit older people living at home to remain autonomous, safe and independent and will enhance the quality of life of people with dementia and their carers.
People with dementia and their families and carers, as well as other interested parties, can visit Boyle Primary Care Centre by appointment to view the range of equipment and resources that are available for people with memory impairment and to explore which resources may benefit them most.
Resources range from the simple to the complex, e.g. from notice boards to GPS trackers and every visitor to the facility will be guided by a professional that understands dementia and its related conditions.
This is joint initiative between the HSE Roscommon and Roscommon Integrated Development Company.
All queries can be directed to John Brennan on 071 967 3500.
If you wish to book an appointment you can contact Boyle Primary Care Centre on 071 967 3500 or email your contact details to

Boyle on Wednesday 9th May 2018

Blood Donation ClinicBlood Clinic

Blood Donation Clinic – Thursday 31st May 2018 in St. Joseph’s Hall : from 4.30pm – 8pm

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Open 7 days for Breakfast and Lunch. Extended hours and evening meals for Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and onwards through summer from Thursday next, 10th May (“our 4th Anniversary”)
• Lunches are served from 12pm to 4pm : Evening Meals served until 9pm Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
• “We are delighted to have added an extra dining area and we can now seat 40 guests in comfortable surroundings … drop in and enjoy !!
• For bookings, please call us on 086 844 5121. Visit us on Facebook [here…]”
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Tai Chi Chinese Court Restaurant


King Prawns / Honey Chilli Sauce

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The Padre Pio Pilgrimage to Holy Cross, Co Tipperary will take place on Sunday 27th May. A bus will leave The Crescent, Boyle, at 8.00am sharp. For further information, please call Moya on 071 966 2110

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It is always a pleasure to feature one of John Mulligan’s short stories here on This is one you will enjoy … a reality check when you think you are making ‘progress’

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Alcoholics Anonymous

Having trouble with alcohol?
Does your drinking worry you?
Is it causing you to get into unpleasant or dangerous situations?
Are family members complaining about your drinking?
• If the answer is “Yes” to any of the above questions then you may have a problem with Alcohol. For information on help and your local meetings, call 01 842 0700 or the Connacht Helpline on 091 767777
• Remember: “You are never alone.”