ONESONIC make appearance on the Late Late Toy Show

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• Great night last night, 26th November, on the RTE Toy Show, not least for Ireland’s only audio technology brand, ONESONIC, which of course was founded by Boyle native, David Cawley!
• Launched in October 2020, the initial two-product range of Bluetooth headphones and earphones received rave reviews from some of the country’s top tech journalists such as Jess Kelly (Newstalk), Adrian Weckler (Irish Independent) and Ciara O’Brien (Irish Times).
• ONESONIC have taken things to a new level in 2021, expanding the product range to four products which also now includes Bluetooth earbuds and a speaker. To cap off the year, ONESONIC had a major piece on last night’s Late Late Toy Show where In conversation with David earlier this week, he mentioned the phenomenal support received from customers in the Boyle region when he launched ONESONIC back in early October 2020 who “we’ll be forever thankful to because that support helped us to grow further on a national level towards the end of 2020. By mid to late 2021, we had developed our export base particularly in UK and Western Europe – but of course none of that’s possible if you don’t get a good start! So, much appreciation to the hometown from myself on that one! Obviously though, people who bought our product were also very happy and that’s the number 1 when someone trusts your brand enough to buy your product”. The ONESONIC product range is available on onesonic.com and also in Brown Thomas, Arnott’s, the Three Experience stores and at a special stall in Joe Simons in Boyle!
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Philippa’s Hair Design, Main Street

Philippa's Hair Design

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Tony Conboy “An Oblique View”

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Reaching out to you, Tony casts a sensible, practiced, well-tuned eye on happenings Local, National and International.
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King House Christmas Fair

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Weather

TODAY – SATURDAY 27TH NOVEMBER: Scattered showers, still falling as hail, sleet and snow on hills and mountains. Temperatures in the afternoon will range between 4 and 6 degrees making it feel especially cold in the strong northerly wind. The wind will ease in the evening.

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The 8 at 8: Friday

Here is what is making the headlines this morning.

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St. Joseph’s Parish Newsletter

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Eating out in Boyle

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Lobster: Tai Chi Restaurant

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Table Flowers: Tai Chi Restaurant

Christmas Parties, Birthdays, Confirmations, in fact all special occasion celebrations may be enjoyed in Boyle Restaurants on presentation of Covid Certs and advance booking. Sophie Litton’s photographs were taken at a recent birthday party in the Tai Chi Chinese Restaurant, Bridge Street, Boyle.

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New Covid curbs: home visits and hospitality

New limits on the number of people permitted to sit at tables indoors, caps on household visits and a reduction in capacity at live music venues are among the measures being discussed by the Government as it struggles to get the fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic under control. The National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) will meet today, but it is not expected to recommend significant new restrictions.

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Please Support Boyle Traders of the Day:

Brogans Chemco Pharmacy : Magees Fashions : Marians Fashions : Open Table Restaurant : Abbey Haven Nursing Home : Ardcarne Garden Centre : Boles of Boyle :
Carmel’s Skincare & Beauty : Stride-Beyond Coaching : Siobhan Gallagher Coaching : Stewarts Oil : Studio Eleven Yoga : Tai Chi Chinese : Drumderrig Nursing Home :

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Christmas Lights 2021 – Abbeytown, Boyle

Christmas Lights 2021 - Abbeytown

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Boyle Christmas Lights  – Friday 26th November 5pm

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Boyle Christmas Lights will be turned on virtually on Friday 26th November at 5pm to coincide with the opening of King House Craft Fair and the Late Late Christmas Toy Show.
Our Christmas lights committee would like to thank all who have so kindly and generously supported our lights so far on our Go Fund Me Page – ‘Boyle at Christmas’ https://gofund.me/3252628e
If you would rather donate via bank transfer the following are the bank details
Bank of Ireland, Boyle – IBAN IE45BOFI90532856763111; BIC BOFIIE2D quoting your name as Reference
We are appealing to the business community and residents of Boyle to make a donation to ensure Boyle is looking it’s best and brightest this Christmas.
All contributions are very welcome and we thank you in advance of your support.
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Bernie Casserly in King House

Bernie Casserly

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A thought for Christmas 2021

Shop In Boyle

Most everything you will need is available from traders in the Boyle area … except a very wide range of toys and musical instruments (or am I wrong?)
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Donal O’Connor wrote:

“Nationwide, RTE , Nov 24th. A feature on Achill Island’s Padraig McCaul, artist, sax player and gentleman. Ya’d never know who else might appear.”
Donal O'Connor
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Snow could hit as cold snap grips the country

It’s time to bundle up as the mercury is set to dive to subzero temperatures this week. Met Eireann has warned of the possibility of snow on higher ground this weekend with temperatures plummeting to as low as -2 degrees. The mercury will plunge to a freezing -1 degrees tonight but it will be a dry night with long clear spells for most but scattered showers will feed in from the north through the night, most frequent in Connacht and Ulster.

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State will not impose new restrictions this week

No further Covid restrictions will be imposed by the Government this week, as Ministers and public health officials wait until at least the end of next week before deciding if further measures are required to tackle the fourth wave

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Roscommon Herald 23rd November

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“Charlotte Brontë – An Irish Odyssey” by Michael O’Dowd.

Michael O’Dowd grew up on St. Patrick Street, Boyle. Michael, a renowned, popular gynecologist has authored a number of books since retiring to his home in Barna, Co. Galway.
Charlotte Brontë and the Reverend Arthur Bell Nicholls married in 1854 in Haworth, Yorkshire. The newlyweds’ honeymoon was spent in Ireland after a stop-over in Wales. This book is a celebration of their wedding trip and Irish Odyssey.

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The Toon Team – Lotto Tickets

The Toon team - Lotto

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Boyle GAA Club – Update

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Boyle Golf Club

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Connaught Rangers Remembrance Day 14 November

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Photo courtesy of Danny Tiernan

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An Craoibhin, Boyle

10oz Steak with Homecut Chips, Veg and Pepper Sauce … delicious !!!

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Team Hope Shoebox Appeal

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TEAM HOPE is an Irish charity that sends thousands of gift-filled shoeboxes to deprived children in Africa and Eastern Europe.
• Ardcarne Garden Centre has undertaken to be the Co. Roscommon hub for the shoebox appeal. So far, the volunteers have checked and completed almost 1500 boxes, and there are at least another 2500 to be ‘sorted’, and packed, ready for distribution to the needy children before Christmas. Each box must contain the 4 W’s — something to Wash with, something to Wear, something to Write with and something to Wow the children with.
• The boxes have come in from members of the public and through the schools. It is a very worthy charity, and must surely give great joy to the children who receive them.
• Further information about the charity can be got from their website www.teamhope.ie
• The attached photo shows some of the volunteers working in Ardcarne Garden Centre, Boyle, on the TEAM HOPE, Christmas Shoebox Appeal.
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Maurice Harron’s Gaelic Chieftain

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Maurice Harron was born in Derry, Northern Ireland. After studies at the Ulster College of Art and Design, he began to teach.
For a number of Years, Maurice and his family lived in Cloonloo near Boyle while teaching art in a secondary school in Roscommon town.
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BOI Sketch

Bank-of-Ireland

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The Air Ambulance Service

People have been asked to stay away from the areas where the Air Ambulance Helicopter lands so that the service may be carried out as quickly and efficiently as possible. Apparently a member of the crew now has to shield the patient’s face so that some over-eager members of the public cannot identify the patient with their smartphone. cameras.

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Boles of Boyle window display “with Christmas in mind”

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Three generations of the Keenan Family at the Keenan Cup presentation 14th November

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Photo Courtesy of Mary Regan

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Boyle Canal – November 15th

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Well Hello … !!
Robin

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Ardcarne Garden Centre Christmas Shop

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Brigid O’Toole, Mary Frances Dwyer & Ciara Callaghan recently launched the Ardcarne Garden Centre Christmas Shop in aid of The Local Hospice
Photo courtesy of Mary Regan

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New lease of life for Ballinafad Field Study Centre

Arrow Community Enterprises (ACE) Limited, the group for local community development in the Lough Arrow region of south Sligo, are delighted to announce that we have come to an agreement with Patrick Ward to operate the Field Study Centre at Ballinafad, Co Sligo in line with the original ethos of this flagship initiative, which is to maximise the tourism potential around our local historic sites, heritage, and archaeology.

Local businessman, Patrick Ward, of The Coach House Hotel in Ballymote and The Fox’s Den in Keash will develop the centre in partnership with the Lough Arrow community as 2-star guest accommodation. Commenting on his venture, Ward said, “During the pandemic, I saw the opportunity to connect tourism-based community enterprise in Ballinafad.

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Reprise – 2010 – Guess Who

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NPHET advises people to work from home as much as possible

NPHET is advising people to work from home as much as possible – and is appealing to employers to be supportive. It is also asking people to reduce their social contacts.

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Feighan calls on local Community Groups to consider €9 million Fund to support them if impacted by COVID-19

    • ‘Fund to provide small grants for community groups impacted by the Pandemic’
    • Facilities such as community centres, men’s and women’s sheds, parish halls and youth centres to be supported
    • Supporting community groups a key focus of ‘Our Rural Future’
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When will the Lough Key Visitor Centre Reopen?

I have been asked that question by viewers. I spoke with the manager who told me that no decision has been made regarding when the Visitor Centre will reopen.

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Time fast running out to turn tide on Covid surge

Irish Independent: A rise in Covid-19-infected patients in hospital have put the country back in the grip of the virus, amid desperate appeals for people to heed warnings to cut back on their socialising. But time may already be running out to dramatically turn the tide, with “the Christmas lights already up” and the festive season of get-togethers with vulnerable relatives not far off, warned chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan.

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Lough Key Forest Park

Lough Key Forest Park

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Evening Sky November

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’tis the Season

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It’s time we fixed our troubled relationship with alcohol

Irish Independent: “Children and teenagers are bombarded by both advertising and sponsorship messages that can encourage early-drinking and increased risk-taking regarding alcohol and alcohol use. Rugby springs to mind as a sport that has long been in the sponsorship pocket of major drinks brands.

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The Toon Team – Climate Summit

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Tai Chi Court Restaurant, Boyle

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St. Joseph’s Parish Newsletter

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November Leaves

Time of year ...

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High Court: “whether Roscommon County Council has breached a court order”

Roscommon Herald: “Mr Justice Garrett Simons said that he would give his ruling next Thursday.
He said while the court has not decided on the issue of alleged contempt, he was prepared to say at this stage that he would not be making any decision to jail Mr Cummins [Ros Coco CEO] or anybody else.
The judge said that if he were to find that council was in contempt, he was likely to impose a monetary fine.”
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Know Your Rights

Citizens-Information

Know Your Rights: Your rights as a tenant – Read More >>
Know your rights: Non-Geographic Numbers – Read More >>
Know your rights: Applying for a student grant – Read More >>

Throughout the pandemic, it has been business as usual for the Citizens Information Service (CIS), with the local teams working tirelessly behind closed doors providing independent, non-judgmental, and confidential information, advice/assistance and advocacy to the public. Since March 2020, the service has responded to over 82,000 queries regionally via phone, email and where necessary with face-to-face meetings by appointment.

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Tai Chi Court

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Another tasty meal choice available only at Tai Chi Court Chinese Restaurant, Boyle … Beef and Veg in a delicious Orange Sauce.

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Lough Key Forest Park

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Open Table Restaurant, Boyle

We are now Open Wednesday 9 to 6 serving Breakfast, Lunch & Afternoon Tea/Coffee. Wed/Thurs/Friday 9am to 8pm for Breakfast Lunch & Evening a la carte.
Sunday 10am to 6pm with Lunch served 12pm to 5pm.

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The Toon Team …
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The Gaelic Chieftain, a year ago …

Sunset at the Gaelic Chieftain

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Friends don’t let friends drive … designate !!

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Studio Eleven

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Studio Eleven, Main Street, Boyle

UntitledThe official launch of Christine and Neil Stewart’s STUDIO ELEVEN purpose-built Yoga, Meditation and Rest Space will take place on a date early in 2022. In the meantime, a small gathering of regulars will have opportunities to enjoy this beautiful studio on a regular basis. The studio has everything one might need for a welcoming comfortable holistic experience complete with piped underfloor heating and an overhead silent heat exchange air conditioning system as well as a beautiful cork floor layered over padded insulation.
• More information and class schedules will follow shortly.

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Marian Shrine, Boyle

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EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

"Chris O'Dowd - Epic"

October, Chris and I thoroughly enjoyed a few hours in the EPIC Museum, Dublin

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, located in Dublin’s Docklands, covers the history of the Irish diaspora and emigration to other countries. It was designed by the London-based design firm Event Communications, and was voted as “Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction” at the 2019 and 2020 World Travel Awards.

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The Toon Team – Clown Team

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The McAleese Collection, King House

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It is possible that from information discussed at a recent meeting The McAleese Collection donated to King House, Boyle in October 2015 will be downsized. In the past the collection was removed during the King House off-season for “safekeeping”

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and at the 2015 launch HERE >>

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Connaught Rangers Remembrance Room 29th September 2021

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Evening Dining at the Open Table Restaurant

The Open Table Restaurant is now Open Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings. Last orders 8pm serving from 5pm. Also available Wednesday evenings when booked.

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Boyle Cistercian Abbey

P9210002This © realboyle.com photo is of one of the sculptured heads on the building and this one is located on the north-facing wall, looking towards the GAA Abbey Park.

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Drumderrig House Nursing Home

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Abbey Haven Care Centre & Nursing Home

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Boles of Boyle

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Ardcarne Garden Centre

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Gaelic Chieftain Sculpture on the N4

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Tai Chi Chinese Restaurant

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Stride-Beyond Coaching

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Stewarts Oil

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Siobhan Gallagher Coaching

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Sean Carty Cars

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Marians Fashions

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Magees Fashion Shop

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Stock up on heating fuels …

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Brogans totalhealth Pharmacy

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Sketches – entrance to L. Key Forest Park from the N4

Does Sunshine vitamin D help put Covid in the shade?

Irish Examiner: “A group of medical professionals and academics is now calling on the government to recommend a daily dose of 20 to 25 micrograms (mgs) of vitamin D for every Irish adult as a preventative treatment for Covid-19. They also want the government to provide vitamin D supplementation to vulnerable groups such as frontline healthcare workers, those with pre-existing conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure and older adults, especially those living in nursing homes.”

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“Non Nationals” – a short story by John Mulligan

Listen to John Mulligan’s beautifully written and spoken story of a generous Christmas charitable act to fellow, but less fortunate humans …

Sketches

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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 … !!

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics anonymous

Just a gentle reminder –  “we would be delighted if you could put a small message on realboyle.com regarding our AA meeting. It takes place every Thursday at midday in St. Joseph’s Hall.
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. Their stated purpose is to enable “members to stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety.” It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, and apolitical.”