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Tony Conboy “An Oblique View”
I am delighted to have the latest of Tony Conboy’s “An Oblique View” for you. As always, Tony casts a practiced, well-tuned eye on happenings Local, National and International.
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Roscommon Herald, August 3rd
The Toon Team – Boyle Hotel
RosFM Radio Station
RosFM is a volunteer lead community radio station broadcasting to mid-Roscommon on 94.6FM and around the world on www.rosfm.ie. On Tuesday afternoon between 4 & 5, the Summertime Mix Show will focus on the Boyle Arts Festival including interviews with Boyle people and information on what to expect in Boyle over the coming weeks. Catch it while it is flying at stream.rosfm.ie
Boyle Golf Club
Boyle GAA Club – Update
Jinny’s Bakery / McGuire’s Cottages, Drumshanbo
Drumshanbo – Hay Bales – An Tostal 2021
Boyle Celtic in Cup Final
TODAY – SUNDAY 1ST AUGUST: Dry day for most, although there will be well scattered showers, mainly near coasts. There will be a mix of cloud and sunny spells, with good sunshine in the evening for many areas. Highest temperature of 16 to 19 degrees.
Bishop Kevin Doran to go ahead with communions, confirmations despite ban
“The mission of the Church cannot be put on hold indefinitely,” Bishop Kevin writes.
Writing in today’s Irish Independent, the Elphin Diocese Bishop says he consulted with senior priests in his diocese and they decided the ceremonies should be held in line with public health regulations for general religious services.
Tokyo 2020: Gold for O’Donovan and McCarthy
Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy wrote their names into the history books with a stirring victory in the men’s lightweight double sculls final.
The Irish duo lived up to their status as race favourites to power to victory at the Sea Forest Waterway, edging out Germany who had pushed them all the way, with Italy finishing a distant third.
Veronica McDermott (née Casey) R.I.P.
The death has occurred of Veronica McDermott (née Casey), Derrymaquirk, Boyle, Peacefully, after an illness borne with great dignity at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Predeceased by her parents John and Hilda, her brother John and daughter-in-law Karen.
“Bottle Cap” Street Art, Carrick on Shannon
Patsy Brennan R.I.P.
The Stairs Restaurant – Braised Beef Lunch Special
Excellent lunch special: Braised Lean Beef, Potato Mash, four Vegetables (peas, carrots, green beans, corn) and tasty gravy. Speedy, friendly service … every reason to call to The Stairs again sooner than later !!
Roscommon Herald 27th July
The Pleasure Grounds Upgrade
Enhancement works to Boyle’s Pleasure Grounds will commence during August. Works will include widening and resurfacing Pathways, Landscaping, Footbridges and Railings, Clearing the Canal and provision of street furniture. The Grounds will be closed to the public from the 2nd August 2021 for approximately 8 weeks, though Access to the playground area will be maintained at all times.
Boyle Arts Festival 2021
Thursday, August 5th to Saturday August 14th
The Main Exhibition is always one of the highlights of Boyle Arts Festival and this year is no exception.
Entitled ’Crossings’, the magnificent setting of King House will yet again showcase more than 130 leading artists, both established and emerging; from across the Island of Ireland. Curated by Paul McKenna, it will continue the strong North-South flavour that has characterised the exhibition annually, over the past 32 years.
25% will not reopen indoor dining
Chief Executive of the Restaurants Association of Ireland Adrian Cummins has said that a quarter of Irish businesses will not reopen for indoor dining immediately. Bars and restaurants are preparing to restart indoor dining on Monday (26th July).
However, speaking on RTÉ’s The Business, Mr Cummins said he estimates 25% of businesses are unwilling to operate under the current guidelines.
Job available for a house painter
Looking for a painter in the area to paint a 2 bed apartment in Boyle to include walls ceilings woodwork. (2 bedrooms, kitchen, living room, hallway & bathroom) Please call 086 817 3629
St. Joseph’s Parish Newsletter
Two Attractions on One Location: Ardcarne Garden Cafe / Ardcarne Garden Centre
Delicious, best-ever, Scrambled Egg with Smoked Salmon and Salad on Sourdough. I suspect a little ‘dollop’ of cream is added before cooking the eggs !!
People ‘on hold’ for hours
Lengthy delays and disconnections have continued to blight the Government’s Digital Covid Certificate helpline, despite moves to increase capacity.
Lilly’s field, second growth
Sean Carty Cars, Mockmoyne, Boyle
Royal Hotel expected to be complete by March 2022
Roscommon Herald 20th July: “Refurbishment of the Royal Hotel, Boyle [‘building’] is expected to be complete by March of next year.
At a recent council meeting Director of Services, Majella Hunt told councillors that the project will be for start-up businesses and remote working.”
• Read the full article on page 11 of this week’s (20th July) Roscommon Herald.
Roscommon Herald 20th July
The Toon Team – Syphilis
All funds raised will go directly to Irish Skin Foundation.
Only one medal for Jadotville soldiers
Veterans and their families are expressing deep disappointment at today’s report. Just one Irish Army officer who was involved in the Siege of Jadotville in the Congo 60 years ago has been recommended for a medal of gallantry.
An accident waiting to happen
“An accident waiting to happen” has been reported by a member of the Town Team as motorists move over to the opposite side of the carriageway as they try and negotiate a series of uneven and indented manhole covers.
Road surface from Boyle Abbey to Church Gate
Potholes at the Boat Houses
King House is now open
Through the years Harry and the late photographer Christy Regan travelled the “length and breadth” of the area reporting news items and capturing images. Harry was later to write the foreword to Mary Regan’s second book of Christy’s photographs.
The Toon Team – Crescent Traders
“Disquiet over enforcement of casual trading bye-laws”
Roscommon Herald report : “Considerable disquiet over enforcement of casual trading bye-laws was expressed at a meeting of the Boyle Municipal District” “Even on Sundays traders are coming into town” “But it needs to be looked at before it gets out of hand warned Cllr Cummins” “Businesses in Boyle are paying upwards of €12,000 / €13,000 a year in rates and casual traders are paying as little as €300 and taking up parking spaces.
Shelter at Boyle Canal
Waterways Ireland has erected very attractive shelters on both walkways along Boyle Canal. The shelters are another welcome addition and display Waterways Ireland’s ongoing development to the Boyle Canal facility.
Glencar Waterfall, Co, Leitrim
Glencar Waterfall, 15 metres high, is situated near Glencar Lake, 11km west of Manorhamilton in County Leitrim. It is particularly impressive after rain and can be viewed from a lovely wooded walk. There are more waterfalls visible from the road, although none is quite as romantic as this one which is mentioned by WB Yeats in his poem ‘The Stolen Child’.
• The facilities on-site include a car park, picnic area, public toilets, playground, tea room and Tourist Information Point.
Reprise: The Gazebo
School Uniforms at Sheerin’s Drapery, St. Patrick Street, Boyle.
Onwards to Dublin via the N4
Price hikes following Covid
Electricity, gas, broadband, health insurance, petrol and diesel costs are all rising.
Welcome to Boyle
The ‘boat’ on the N4/N61 Exit
The Toon Team – Cardinal Fraud
Lough Key Forest Park 4th July
The Rockingham Trio
Long gone, but never forgotten. Tommy & May Conroy, Sean Fox.
Connaught Rangers and Boyle Connaught Rangers
• We understand 127 men from the Boyle area were killed and 500 were wounded during WW1
• 30 died in Gallipoli in 1915
• Guillemont 1916, 21 from Boyle died, most at the Somme
• 1917, 21 from Boyle were killed
• Four Wynne brothers from Mockmoyne were killed. one can hardly imagine the tragic loss to one family and the feeling of loss to their mother when she opened another “We regret to inform you” telegram from the war office !!
The Anderson Trees
Questions re the Connaught Rangers (CRA) in King House
#8: Was the CRA asked to vacate the Remembrance Room by 31st July at a meeting with Ros Co Co on Friday 25th June?
#7: Members of the Connaught Rangers Association based in the Boyle area have left the organisation … why?
#6: In the event of downsizing the CRA presence, what items will be on display and where?
#5: Has the CRA consulted its own membership?
#4: If the CRA move out of King House Remembrance Room by the requested July 31st, where will the exhibits be moved to?
#3: Did the CRA or Roscommon CoCo consult or inform the people of Boyle who loaned artifacts to the exhibition?
#2: Was an executive member of Boyle Town Team made aware of possible CRA/Ros Co Co issues during September?
#1: Did Roscommon Co Co ask the CRA to vacate the Remembrance Room?
Another Fudge ??
Lough Key Forest Park 27th June
The Bug Hotel …
Boyle Cistercian Abbey
Is Coffee Good For Your Liver?
Summer Sessions at Coleman Music Centre, Gurteen, Co. Sligo.
The Wednesday Summer Session will continue this year on July 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th at 8.30pm Adm €10 . Also this year we have added new Lunchtime Concerts which take place on July 23rd, July 30th at 1pm. Adm € 5. Booking is essential call 071 9182599.
The Visitor Centre and Music Shop are open all year round Monday to Saturday 10am to 5.30pm. Phone 071 9182599 or log on to www.colemanirishmusic.com.
The Toon Team, cover-ups
Rockingham, flowers at the First Gate
“Up and Away” again today from Ireland West Airport Knock
Municipal Districts Funding Scheme 2021
The sum of €73,000 is available to each of the three Municipal Districts (Athlone, Roscommon and Boyle) in 2021. This funding has not been allocated to specific projects and provides elected members with discretionary funding to allocate to projects that aim to benefit communities in the Municipal District.
Schools of the future will be solar-powered.
That’s according to the Green Party which is bringing a bill forward to help get more solar panels on public buildings. The junior coalition party says the move is needed as our planning laws are too restrictive.
• Green Party Senator, Galway’s Pauline O’Reilly says it will help schools to save on their energy bills.
FRAUD – 083 NUMBERS AND VOICEMAILS
A number of calls were received at Boyle Garda Station from concerned members of the public who had received phone calls allegedly from numbers starting with the following digits of 087 2874**** or 087 246**** where the person was purporting to be from An Garda Síochána.
Progress on The Royal building 15th June
St. Joseph’s Church, Boyle
The Royal, 10th June
View from the Gaelic Chieftain
Ardcarne Garden Centre & Cafe June 9th
Scrambled Eggs on Sourdough, Smoked Salmon & Salad … A tasty delight !!!
Boyle Man to Serve on Prestigious Irish American Committee
Boyle, Co. Roscommon native, Hilary Beirne, recently became the newest member of the Irish Ad Hoc Committee to Protect the Good Friday Agreement (GFA), in Washington D.C. He was selected to join the bipartisan committee, which is dedicated to protecting the Good Friday Agreement and maintain an open border on the island of Ireland, based on his recognized leadership among the Irish diaspora in the United States.
A lovely field near Ballinafad
The Toon Team – McGahern
Ballinafad 6th June
PRIMARY SCHOOL IRISH CAMPS 2021
Soccer and GAA Clubs join forces in Boyle for innovative ‘Joint Development Draw’
Boyle Celtic and Boyle GAA have come together for the purpose of a fundraising draw to help with the upgrading of their facilities. Boyle actor Chris O’Dowd did the voiceover for a promotional video that has gone up on the official website: www.winacarandholiday.ie
• WIN A NEW 212 NISSAN QASHQAI
• A FAMILY HOLIDAY TO THE 5* FOTA ISLAND RESORT WORTH €3,000
• €1,000 HOLIDAY SPENDING MONEY
• €3,000 DONATED TO YOUR CHOSEN CHARITY
Extra bonus prizes for those who buy tickets early:
• A weekend trip for two to New York to the value of €1,500
• A River Shannon Boat holiday to the value of €1,000
• 2 Tickets to the 2021 All-Ireland Hurling or Football final (subject to Covid-19 restrictions) and overnight accommodation in Dublin plus flights, 2 tickets to a Manchester United home game in the 2021/22 season and overnight accommodation in Manchester
• A weekend trip to an Irish Luxury Hotel and Spa break (total value €800).
Now that summer is here and the country is beginning to emerge from lockdown, that long-awaited holiday may finally be around the corner.
• But there’s a chance you could make it extra special this year by winning a break to the beautiful five-star Fota Island Resort in Cork, with €1,000 spending money in your back pocket and a brand new Nissan Qashqai to take you there.
• That is the wonderful prize on offer in an innovative new Draw that has seen Boyle’s soccer and GAA clubs join together in a spirit of post-Covid solidarity. In addition, the winner will also have an opportunity to lend a helping hand to a worthy cause, with a €3,000 cheque to donate to a charity of their choice.
Extension of commercial rates waiver
Fianna Fáil Senator for Roscommon/Galway Eugene Murphy has welcomed the fact that the Government has announced an extension of the current commercial rates waiver for an additional 3 months, covering July to September.
Just to make you hungry
Even the mighty will fall
Eating out – a delight …
FRAUD – 083 NUMBERS AND VOICEMAILS
Beautiful shopfront and fascia sign
The Violin by Alex Pentek
The steel sculpture on the N5 Bypass outside Longford Town by Alex Pentek represents the upper portion of a giant 20m long violin as if it has been partly unearthed by the newly cut-away embankment. Using a bold, elegant, yet simple visual language this idea aims to communicate Longford’s rich musical heritage as both an expression and as part of the surrounding landscape.
County councillors to get €8,000, a 50% pay increase
City and county councillors will get an 8,000 euro a year pay rise from the 1st of July.
They are currently paid just over 17,000 euro a year – but this will rise to 25,000 euro a year over the summer … a 50% pay rise !!
The Moorings Restaurant
All novice and learner drivers are now subject to a 7 point disqualification limit
Tai Chi Chinese Restaurant
Dangerous Junctions – Tobar Padraig is not alone
Other Boyle junctions of particular ill-repute:
Knocknashee / Shelling Hill (at the Abbey), Mc Donagh’s Corner, The Railway Bridge (Greatmeadow), King House/ Main Street
The Royal Hotel 12th May
Contractors’ containers have moved onto the site … Please note, the scaffolding is on a different building.
Boyle Chamber of Commerce – reopening best wishes
“May Green” – if there is a named colour
Siobhan Gallagher Coaching
40 Shades of Green – Lough Key Forest Park
Sean Carty Cars
Maple Drive, May 2021
Magees Fashion Shop
Stock up on heating fuels …
Drumderrig House Nursing Home
Brogans totalhealth Pharmacy
Sketches – entrance to L. Key Forest Park from the N4
Boles of Boyle
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.”
Ardcarne Garden Centre
“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 … !!
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.”