Please support our Traders of the Day 16th December

Clarke’s Bar & Restaurant: Drumderrig Nursing Home: Abbey Haven Nursing Home: Ardcarne Garden Centre

The Toon Team – Mick Wallace


GAA Gala Dinner Dance 2019

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Boyle GAA Club Update

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The Open Table Restaurant, Sunday Lunch – Roast Beef


Christmas Lip Sync battle


Once again the Brothers of Charity Services and Abbey Community College have teamed up to collaborate on a very exciting and enjoyable event.
All over the county schools and the B.O.C. will come together for a Christmas Lip Sync battle, on Thursday, December 19th in Kilbride Community Centre at 7.30. It is going to be a lively and spectacular way to kick start the holiday season.
We wish Abbey Community College and the Boyle area Brothers of Charity the best of luck as they go up against their counterparts in Castlerea, Elphin, Strokestown and Roscommon.
A lot of hard work has gone in to prepare for this event so break a leg guys and bring the trophy home to the north of the county.

St. Joseph’s Church Newsletter 15th December

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Phyllis REGAN (née Mc Connon) R.I.P.

Phyllis Regan (née Mc Connon), Corrigeenroe, Boyle, Co. Roscommon, December 14th, 2019, peacefully surrounded by her devoted husband and family and in the tender care of the staff at North West Hospice, Sligo. Sadly missed by her heartbroken husband Thomas-Michael, sons Kevin and Thomas, daughter Sharon, son-in-law John, daughters-in-law Gillian and Mary, grandchildren Erin, Eve, Tomás, Iarlaith, Seán and Lauren, great-granddaughter Mia, brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, extended family, her many friends and neighbours.“ May she rest in peace” Reposing at her home in Corrigeenroe on Sunday evening from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Removal on Monday morning to St. Teresa’s  Church, Corrigeenroe, arriving for Mass of Christian Burial at 12.00 noon. Interment afterwards in Kilmactranny Cemetery.

The Weather

Summary: Cold and wintry over the weekend, becoming more settled early next week with very cold nights, then milder from midweek onwards.

Seats along the canal

Pauline Doyle: “Friends of mine and myself love walking on the new tarmac surface alongside Boyle Canal. It would be great if Waterways Ireland or Roscommon CoCouncil could add a few seats on the walkway for older persons, those with walking aids and those would just like to sit and take a rest while enjoying this beautiful area.”

Grange National School Christmas Play


Grange National School will hold its Annual Christmas Nativity Play “Beautiful Star of Bethlehem” on Tuesday, 17th December, at 7pm in the school.  Refreshments afterwards.  All welcome.

Christmas Bingo

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Christmas Bingo in St. Joseph’s Hall, Boyle at 8.30pm. on Tuesday 17th December. Extra Prize Money and Spot Prizes on the night plus €1000 jackpot. Please support.

Know your rights: Gift Vouchers

Question: I usually get a gift voucher at Christmas. What are the new gift voucher rules that came in recently?
Answer: Since 2nd December 2019, the Consumer Protection (Gift Vouchers) Act 2019 sets out the new rules for gift vouchers

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Fire on the Sligo to Dublin train


Gardai were called to attend an Irish Rail service following a reported fire on the train on Thursday 12th December.  A fire broke out onboard the 19.00 Sligo to Dublin Connolly service.
Gardai attended the scene of the incident after the train stopped at Boyle. It is understood a person was removed after seating and flooring were damaged. A fire extinguisher had to be used on the train to “prevent damage”.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul Annual Appeal

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The Annual Collection for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul will take place at all Masses this weekend Saturday & Sunday 14th/15th December 2019. Thank you for your ongoing support to our local conference, your generosity is greatly appreciated and supports people in need in our community

Úna Bhán Community Notes

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Social Spins to and from the pub

St. Joseph’s Church – Christmas 2019


Boyle Family Resource Centre Newsletter 12th December

Boyle Christmas Lights Draw

Countdown to Boyle Christmas Lights €1500 Cash Draw which will take place on Friday 20th December. Lines are €2 each or 3 for €5. All businesses in Boyle have Raffle cards so be in with a chance to win and support Boyle Christmas Lights.
• This is the only fundraiser for the lights, a Chamber lead initiative with a great team of volunteers that ensure Boyle is looking its best during the Festive Season. Boyle Christmas Lights crew thank you for supporting the Draw.

Tony Conboy’s Oblique View 11th December

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Michael O'TooleA Chairde, Mícheál anseo.

An tseachtain seo caite tháinig deireadh leis na Cúrsaí Cainte Gaeilge an fhómhair a bhí ar siúl sa Family Resourse Centre i Mainistir na Búille.
Ghlac seacht nduine dhéag páirt sna cúrsaí seo.
Bhí trí chúrsa ar siúl. Cúrsa amháin do dhaoine nach raibh gaeilge ar bith acu.
Cúrsa eile ar oíche difriúil do dhaoine a d’fhoghlaim gaeilge ar scoil nuair a bhí siad óg agus gur mhian leo dul ar ais chuige. Bhí an tríú cúrsa ar siúl do dhaoine a raibh gaeilge maith go leor acu agus gur mhian leo í a fheabhsú.
Tugadh amach Teastais ag deireadh an chúrsa.
Beidh cúrsaí an Earraigh ag tosú ar an gcéad lá is fiche d’Eanáir 2020. Gach eolas ó Family Resource Centre. Slán go fóill.

Sean Carty Cars, Chapel Street, Boyle

Sean Carty Cars

Call today to our premises on Chapel Street, Boyle (open 9am-6pm) or call us on 071 966 2318
Beautiful Cars are available from as low as €28 per week with deposits as low as €600.
Many now can avail of Cheaper Insurance, Cheap Tax, have Air Con, Alloy Wheels, Bluetooth, Remote Central, Locking and a Warranty

Roscommon Herald 10th December


Funding of €5,000 for Una Bhan Tourism

Fine Gael Senator Frank Feighan has welcomed €4,995 in funding for Una Bhan Tourism.
The allocation is from the Dormant Accounts Fund and has been announced by my colleague, Michael Ring, Minister for Rural and Community Development. This funding is part of the Small Capital Grants Scheme to help grow and strengthen social enterprises like Una Bhan Tourism. As Minister Ring has said, social enterprises are providing valuable services and supports in communities across Ireland and this funding is a recognition of their work.”

‘Banksy on homelessness’, a brilliant mural in Birmingham

All Aboard Boyle’s Rocket Ship To Heaven

While quite an attractive structure, the new Bell Tower at St. Joseph’s Church bears a resemblance to what might easily be called our very own Rocket Ship To Heaven …

Rocket Ship To Heaven

The Toon Team – Lisa

The Toon Team - Lisa

Boyle GAA u14 Ladies 2019


Sunday 8th December Boyle GAA u14 Ladies 2019 were presented with training tops by sponsor Frank Tighe (Painting Contractors) and medals by Roscommon Senior team member Evan McGrath. The ladies won this year’s County League and were runners-up in the u14 championship
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Boyle Ladybirds, Brownies and Guides Christmas Jumper Party

Sunday 8th December 2019: “Thank you soo much to everyone who came out and supported our Christmas Jumper party today, it seems to be growing in popularity each year…”



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New business on St. Patrick Street, Boyle


Tadhg TV Update 7th November

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St Stephen’s Day Treasure Hunt

The annual St Stephen’s Day Treasure Hunt in aid of Hospice will take place in Lough Key Forest & Activity Park at 2.30pm. Answer sheets to be handed in at Clarke’s Bar & Restaurant, St Patrick Street, Boyle where winners will be announced.

Michael O'Toole

A Chairde, Mícheál anseo

Tá an siopa Better Buy suite ar an Cresent i Mainistir na Búille. Ba iad Brian agus Jacqueline Kelly a d’oscail an siopa seo sa bhliain 1994. Tá siad á rith ó shoin agus tagann daoine ann ó chian agus ó chongar.
Is breá liom an siopa seo mar tá earraí ann nach feidir liom a fháil in aon áit eile. Is feidir liom gnáth earraí tí a fháil anseo ar phraghas níos ísle. Chomh maith leis sin ceannaím breagáin ann do mo gharchlann agus bronntanais do mo chlann agus do mo chairde.
Bíonn Brian agus Jacqueline cabhrach cairdiúil agus cainteach i gconaí agus labhraíonn siad beagán gaeilge liom ó am go ham.

Slán go fóill.

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Dementia Social Support gathering

 There will be a Dementia Social Support gathering at Keadue Social Services Centre from 12.30pm to 3.00pm on Wednesday Dec 11th, 2019.
If you have dementia or are supporting someone with dementia, you are invited to join us for lunch and a chance to chat. There will be music, activities and information available. To reserve a place ring Julie on 086 174 9816. The latest opportunity to book is 12 noon on Monday, Dec 9th

Philippa’s Hair Design Salon – Christmas on Main Street

Philippa'sCapturing the Christmas spirit and guaranteeing a friendly welcome, but most of all, expert styling for ladies and gentlemen … that’s Philippa’s Hair Design Salon

St. Joseph’s B.N.S. Annual Food Appeal

Christmas is a time to remember those less fortunate than ourselves.
Here at St. Joseph’s we encourage the spirit of giving by organising a food appeal. The food will be distributed locally by the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Donations of non-perishable foods can be brought to St. Joseph’s Boys National School by the boys or members of the wider community during the month of December.
Thank you and Happy Christmas to all.

St. Joseph’s Boyle National School Annual Draw


We launched our Annual Parents Association Monster Draw in the school today (Monday 2nd December). There was great excitement with all the pupils.
The Parents Association (Maura, Carmel, Norah and George) have done trojan work again this year in preparation for this draw, it is the only fundraiser that the Parents Association do in the year and all money received from the draw goes towards purchasing ICT equipment for the school, part paying for school tour buses, purchasing P.E. equipment, part paying for 6th class hoodies and providing refreshments for Open Day, end of year celebrations etc.
We would like to thank those that sponsored prizes for our draw, without their constant support we would not be able to have such a successful draw each year.

The Toon Team – Dáil Printer


Patients at Roscommon hospital reported 98% satisfaction rate

Shannonside News: Roscommon Hospital has scored the best satisfaction rating among patients in the Shannonside region when it comes to their health care.

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The Toon Team – Broadband Rollout


The Crescent Bye-Laws – no apparent progress!


July 2019: “Following several years of lobbying (and pleading), Roscommon Co Councillors passed the new bye-laws for trading on the Crescent and other sites in the county. Roscommon councillors voted by a majority of 15 to 2 to bring in casual trading laws for the county after the issue was first mooted more than a decade ago. The bye-laws will apply to all towns in the county and cover issues like goods that may be traded, designated trading areas and trading times, insurance requirements and parking of vehicles.”
October 2019: Surprise, Surprise! Despite the passing of the bye-laws Roscommon CoCo, Boyle’s Chamber of Commerce and Town Team do not appear to have actioned them or called for policing them

Boles of Boyle, Christmas is a-coming

Boles of Boyle

Sásta Fitness and Weight Loss, Cortober, Carrick-on-Shannon

Fitness and Weight Loss devotees are pleased to note that their ‘alma mater’, Sásta has moved to its new location in the Grogan and Currid complex, Cortober. I was there for my first session in the new, beautifully appointed premises and was delighted to meet up again with familiar faces. Sásta is managed now by franchise holder and expert fitness instructor, Boyle man Simon O’Donnell.


165,000 decrease in people smoking in Ireland


A survey shows the number of smokers in Ireland has dropped by an estimated 165,000 over the last five years. The survey shows 17% of the population are smokers, down from 23% in 2015, a decrease of an estimated 165,000 smokers.

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The Bazaar, Bridge Street


Meatballs in a really tasty sauce, perfectly boiled Rice and freshly-cut Salad … delicious !!

“#We Are Ros”

A new publication by the Roscommon Herald is available now in your shops. This 12 page publication celebrates all that is good about Co Roscommon and its people


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The Toon Team



The Moorings Restaurant, Knockvicar …

You won’t get better than their Roast Beef Sunday Lunch … delicious !!!The-Moorings---Roast-Beef

Remember when …

Boyle Town Team said they were going to sponsor more murals in Boyle … it never happened !!
• Here is a beauty being painted in Carrick-on-Shannon at the moment
“Carrick’s Literary Heritage” will feature among others, John McGahern (from Cootehall, Carrick???)


Apple removes all vaping-related apps from the App Store

The company says it’s responding to the vaping ‘health crisis’. Apple has removed all apps relating to vaping from the App Store, citing warnings from health experts that the spread of vaping products and e-cigarettes constitutes a “public health crisis and a youth epidemic.

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Boyle Historical/Archaeological Association


Christy Brady wrote: “I would be grateful if you could post the following on your site,
Boyle Historical/Archaeological Association in conjunction with RCC Heritage Officer ( Nollaig Feeney ) and Historic Graves .ie are currently involved in a WIP recording Assylinn old Cemetry for uploading to its site (Google Historic Graves ie Assylinn to see progress to date) This project is in its early stages and anybody with ECDL style skills are welcome to join the existing voluntary team.
Tel:086 330 1999 : email”

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Boyle Training Options started in Boyle in May of this year (where Learning Links used to be). We deliver a Level 4 Tourism Customer Care and IT Skills course which covers a range of modules. At the moment we have some vacancies which we would like to fill and also increase awareness of the courses.
Boyle Training Options/GRETB have upcoming vacancies for their Tourism Customer Care and IT Skills course that provides certified QQI training in Communications, Computer Applications, Information Technology Skills, Teamworking, Work Experience, Mathematics, Digital Media Technology, Workplace Safety, Web Design, Tourism Customer Care, CV and Interview Preparation

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Sean Carty Cars, Chapel Street, Boyle

72784158_2249073265196645_4569057896783937536_ocarsWe have a large selection of Different Makes and Models in stock at the moment. All cars come Guaranteed, Fully Serviced, Valeted, Finance Available and some even with 12 MONTHS FREE ROAD TAX

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Ardcarne Garden Centre Christmas 2019

Maybe Christmas ads and displays get earlier every year … and who cares!! … Christmas and the cheer it brings are welcome at any time of the year …
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New Business on Elphin Street, Boyle

Ali Mobile Repairs

Welcome to Ali’s Mobile Repairs and Internet Cafe. Call 083 483 3590. The signs on the shopfront describe the range of smartphone services available at this Boyle resident’s new shop

Drumderrig House Private Nursing Home


Boyle is on the move …

Like many towns, Boyle has business closures, but on balance we are winning and today note a number of property sales in Boyle Town Centre as well as a relocation on Shop Street, preparations for a new business on Bridge Street, a pub reopening imminent, the regeneration of streetscapes, promised work on the Royal Hotel for Roscommon CoCo, the Courthouse project, the Cycleway, planning permission submissions and more …
Back in the early years of this century I wrote “Boyle is a great town in which to live, work and play”, and that dear reader holds true on this day in October 2019

We Are Not Alone …

Boyle, Alberta

Boyle, Alberta, Canada, a village in northern Alberta, Canada within Athabasca County. It is located on Highway 63, approximately 163 kilometres north of Edmonton. “We are experiencing a high volume of development interest in housing, light to mid industry, transportation, commercial and government services.”

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Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics anonymous

A viewer wrote: “Just a gentle reminder –  we would be delighted if you could put a small message on 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.”

Main Street Regeneration


Now that scaffolding has been removed we can admire the first section of repainting and other works on Main Street, Boyle

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Returning To Ireland?


Planning to return to Ireland? Here’s everything you need to know …
Unemployment is falling but emigrants need to do thorough research into jobs, housing, childcare and more before moving ‘home’
Returning to Ireland Website [here…]
10 tips on returning to Ireland [here…]

Stewarts Oil FREE Giveaway


This useful USB charger not only charges your phone while in your car, it could save your life or a life if you are unfortunate to come across an accident. With it you can break your window and cut your seatbelt. Stewarts Oil will give you one of these this chargers -FREE- when you order Stewarts Home Heating Oil while stocks last.



Boyle Brochures – where are they?

A viewer wrote “Sean, where can I get Boyle Brochures”. I went to the Úna Bhán Tourism Gift Shop to see what is available. I was disappointed to find that there are only two:-
A folded Lakelends Waterways map and a Boyle/Lough Key Visitors Map & Moone Boy Trail. Boyle TM (Chamber of Commerce) produced both several years ago. Both are now out of date and contain mistakes and should receive makeovers

Philippa’s Hair Design

Philippa's Hair Design

Tai Chi – change of opening days

Tai Chi Court Restaurant

The ever popular Tai Chi Court Chinese Restaurant is open from 5pm until 11pm 6 days every week, with closed on Tuesdays

Lough Key Visitor Centre hours


Area PhotosThe Gaelic Chieftain

Realboyle Photo Album pages: [King House…] [Boyle Abbey…] [Lough Key Forest Park…]

Marians of Boyle

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Clarke’s Bar & Restaurant


State Laws and Coillte Bye-Laws

There is no State Law or Coillte Bye-Law that says dogs must be kept on leads … “effectual control” is the requirement
13. Subject to Bye-law 14 a person shall not cause or allow a dog to be on Coillte lands without it being kept under effectual control as required under the Control of Dogs Act 1986 (No. 32 of 1986).


Queen's Portrait


Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics anonymous

A viewer wrote: “Just a gentle reminder –  we would be delighted if you could put a small message on 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.”

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Abbey Haven Nursing Home, Boyle

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Ardcarne Garden Centre
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Drumderrig House Private Nursing Home

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Joe Simon – Home, Garden and Build

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Kelly’s Londis

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Magee’s Fashion Shop

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Marians of Boyle

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Sean Carty Cars

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Stewarts Oil

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Tai Chi Chinese Restaurant

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The Moorings Restaurant

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Boyle in the County Roscommon