Please support our Traders of the Day 17th August

Stewarts Oil : The Moorings Restaurant : The Stairs Gastro Pub : Joe Simon Building Supplies : Kelly’s Londis : Marians Fashions

Lough Key Boats – Pete Walsh Boat Regatta 2017




The Walsh family did the late Pete Walsh proud on beautiful Lough Key with a “full house” Trinity Cruiser trip around the lake. Colm Walsh and his handsome crew were aptly dressed as engaging pirates for the event.
• A highlight was Danny Shanley’s very informative, well researched and humorous commentary throughout the trip … a text version with photos would make a valuable and saleable asset to locals and visitors to the area.
• Funds collected from the trip will be donated to the Shout Charity

Creightons Lounge, Boyle

Chris Baillie and Kieran Quinn
Evening of live music with Chris Baillie and Kieran Quinn, not to be missed Tuesday night August 20th 9pm

Padraig O’Gara R.I.P.

The death has occurred of Padraig O’Gara, Cornameltha, Boyle, Co. Roscommon, Friday 16th August 2019 in Galway university Hospital, peacefully after a short illness bravely Bourne.
Beloved husband of Kathleen, loving father to James, Padraig, Fergal, Colm, Ann Marie, Kathy, Cian and Turlough. Sadly missed by his loving family, grandchildren, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, relatives, neighbours and friends. No flowers, donations, in lieu, if desired, to Galway University Hospital Palliative Care Team.
• Reposing at his residence from 2pm to 8pm on Sunday 18th August with family time only thereafter. Arriving at St. Joseph’s Church, Boyle, for funeral Mass at 11am on Monday 19th of August, followed by burial in Assylinn Cemetery.

Erita – Nails and Beauty Boutique


L-R: Aisling Duignan, Erita O’Carroll, Leah Meredith

Erita O’Carroll – Nails and Beauty Boutique – Nails, Waxing, Makeup, Lash Lift, Spray Tans, Eyelashes, Eyebrows and Sunbeds … 085 271 0045 … Bridge Street, Boyle.

The Bazaar – Reshma Ramen


15th August: The Bazaar reopened on Bridge Street under the management of Pastry Chef Reshma Ramen and her family. A warm welcome will be offered to all who visit this treasured Boyle Coffee Shop … see you there

Úna Bhán Tourism – Vacancy

Una Bhan
Úna Bhán Tourism in the grounds of King House, Boyle are currently seeking to recruit a Part-Time (19.5hrs per week) Communications and Farmers Market Administrator. The role is available due to our administrator returning to college. This position will require working on Saturdays and is available from week commencing 9th September 2019.

The successful candidate will have: –
 Knowledge of Farmers Markets and SME’s
 Computer literacy including being comfortable using social media, internet, web campaigns and other Microsoft packages
 A strong work ethic, the ability to multitask and enjoy interfacing with customers and colleagues alike
 Marketing and Promotion Experience
 Knowledge of local Community

This project is supported by the Department of Rural and Community Development and Pobal through the Community Services Programme. Due to the conditions of the funding, Úna Bhán must recruit staff who satisfy the eligibility criteria for these posts. For further information and to apply contact: / 071 966 3033

Applications should arrive no later than 5pm on Fri 23rd Aug 2019.


Boyle Cafe reopening today

The Bazaar Coffee Shop

The Bazaar on Bridge Street has been a beverage/cake stop for the past three years. Mick Reynolds and Aideen Rushe developed a steady appreciative clientele and have decided to follow their dream of studying to become nurses, and all send best wishes to this popular couple.
• Reshma Ramen from the Seyshelles via Lough Rynn and King House Tea Rooms will reopen The Bazaar in its accustomed format at 12pm today. Photos to follow …

Trudy Mannion R.I.P.

The death has occurred of SARAH ANGELA GERTRUDE (Trudy) MANNION, Omagh, Co Tyrone / Dudlin
on August 14th 2019, died peacefully at Harold Mc Cauley House surrounded by her loving family.
• Trudy was mother of Boyle resident Susan Mannion.
• Requiem Mass St. Mary’s Church, Killyclogher, on Saturday 17th at 10am followed by burial in Assylinn Cemetery, Boyle.

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Cigarettes – €20 a pack?

A packet of 20 cigarettes costs roughly €13, and raising this by around €1.17 a pack in the next six Budgets would mean the price of a pack would reach €20.
According to the IHF (Irish Heart Foundation), around 20% of people in Ireland over the age of 16 – around 800,000 people – are current smokers. Department of Health figures also suggest the number of adults smoking in Ireland has declined by around 80,000 in the past few years.

Nordson Medical Job Opportunity


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Business Changes

Change is inevitable as circumstances dictate. Information to hand suggests that a well-known Boyle pub has closed, and that a business in the Shambles area will ‘shut shop’, but on a positive note, The Bazaar will reopen tomorrow, Thursday 15th August

Coleman Traditional Festival


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Know Your Rights – Appealing your Leaving Cert results

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Marians of Boyle

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Boles of Boyle – Job Opportunity

Boles of Boyle - Job Opportunity


Roscommon Herald 13th August


Florence Connolly R.I.P.

Stephen McCann wrote: “Funeral arrangements for Mam – Reposing at Mahon’s funeral home, Thursday 15th,  3.30pm until 6.30pm, arriving to St Joseph’s Church, Boyle at 7pm. Funeral mass at St Joseph’s Church, Boyle on Friday 16th at 11am followed by burial at Assylinn Cemetery. Thank you all again for your thoughts and prayers.”

Death Notice: The sudden death has occurred of Florence (Fongi) Connolly, Felton Road, Boyle, Co. Roscommon on the 3rd of August 2019. Deeply regretted by her loving partner James, her heart broken children Jennifer and Stephen, grand children Josh, Kelly, Izzy and Sienna, her brothers and sisters, Gerard, Patricia (Pat), Thomas, Patrick (Patsy), Bernie, Edel, David and Mary Theresa, her nieces and nephews, relatives and a large circle of friends. R.I.P. Florence will be reposing in Mahon’s Funeral Home, Boyle on Thursday 15th August from 3.30pm  to 6.30pm arriving to St Joseph’s Church, Boyle at 7pm.
Funeral Mass Friday 16th August at 11am with Burial afterwards to Assylinn Cemetery, Boyle.
Further enquiries to Higgins and Sons Funeral Directors Boyle and Ballinameen.

Drumderrig House Nursing Home – Care Assistants

Drumderrig House Nursing Home


The death has occurred of Sean Lynch

Sean Lynch, The Plains, Boyle, Co. Roscommon. 10th August 2019. Peacefully surrounded by his loving family. Predeceased by his infant daughter Julie and infant son Micheal. Deeply mourned by his wife Caroline, daughter Lisa, son Damien, son-in-law Aidan, daughter-in-law Claire, grandchildren Rory, Sean, Enda and Ailie, step-sister Josie and extended family.
May he Rest In Peace
Reposing at his residence on Tuesday, 13th August, from 4pm to 7pm. Removal on Wednesday, 14th August, to arrive at St. Micheal’s Church, Cootehall for Funeral Mass at 11am. Burial afterwards to Ardcarne Cemetery. House strictly private at all other times. Donations, if desired, to Sligo University Hospital c/o Higgins & Sons Funeral Directors. Family flowers only please.

Boyle GAA Club Update 12th August

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Boyle Golf Club Update 12th August

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Boyle Summer Show 2019


Sunday 11th August
Anxious and rainy days came before a clear, mild, very pleasant Boyle Summer Show Day 2019. The Abbeytown field was dry underfoot for the large number of people who enjoyed splendid offerings on show … the Dog Show marquee, competitions marquee (flowers, crafts etc), pony jumping, trade stalls (ICA, cup cakes, glass etching, reflexology/wellness etc), a splendid, working model railway, trampoline spectacular for kids, jiving competition, food and ice cream stalls, pet farm animals, DJ Stan’s great music choices and more …
Well done and a deserved thank you to this year’s Boyle Summer Show Committee and volunteers.

Boyle ICA members

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Leaving Cert results earlier than in previous years.

An estimated 57,000 students are set to receive their Leaving Cert results on Tuesday 13th August – a day earlier than in previous years.
Students will then receive their first-round offers from the CAO on Thursday, August 15 – five days earlier than traditionally. These earlier dates are just some of the new measures introduced this year following a High Court ruling last September.

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Best wishes to Mick & Aideen – Hello Reshma – The Bazaar, Boyle

20190810_201630Mick Reynolds, Reshma Ramen, Aideen Rushe

20190810_201250A celebration, tinged with the sadness of Mick & Aideen’s leaving the Bazaar Coffee Shop on Bridge Street, Saturday 10th August 2019

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Úna Bhán Community Notes

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Boyle Fire Service – new Car Park


The death has occurred of Gerry Callaghan

Gerry Callaghan, Mockmoyne, Boyle, Co Roscommon formerly Corrigeenboy, Ballyfarnon, Co Sligo August 7th 2019, suddenly. Predeceased by his parents, Paddy and Rose. Deeply regretted by his loving wife, Eileen; children, Claire, David and Paul; daughter-in-law Rose; his beloved grandchildren, Rory and Cara; sisters Maureen & Rosaleen; brothers, Padraic, Brendan,and Christy; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, relatives, neighbours, many friends and former colleagues in An Post.
• May Gerry rest in peace.
Reposing at his residence on Friday from 2pm until 8pm. Removal on Saturday morning to arrive at St Joseph’s Church Boyle for Mass of Christian Burial at 12 noon. Interment afterwards in Kilmactranny cemetery.

“The Lawn” … untended, broken down, last year’s leaves …

Located in Boyle Town Centre, “The Lawn” runs along the southern bank of Boyle river. Let the photos speak for themselves …



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Progress at Boyle Courthouse

Boyle Courthouse

Works are continuing onsite. The award of a six-figure Leader sum will ensure that the roof is weather proofed, some windows will be repaired, an 8-urinal etc toilet block will be constructed alongside other internal and external works.
• Previous grant monies went towards works including painting, carpeting, heating and front window replacements etc in the main courtroom area.
• Much work has been done on the Model Railway project and additional funding will be required before an eventual opening to the public.

Clarke’s Bar & Restaurant


Wednesday 7th, Thursday 8th, Friday 9th and Saturday 10th August Lunch from 12.30
Open Daily for evening Meals from 4pm
Call Clarke’s on 071 966 2064 to book your table

Roscommon Herald 6th August


The Toon Team – Cycle Path


Ardcarne Garden Centre

Ardcarne Banner

What a lovely spell of weather we’re having! It’s a great time to enjoy the garden in all its summer finery. As usual you’ll find plenty of inspiration for your garden here at Ardcarne Garden Centre, especially our amazing plant selection. One of the stars of the late summer garden is the hydrangea with its enormous flower heads in a range of sumptuous shades. Roses too are looking fabulous just now and it’s lovely to be able to select a variety in flower. Just a reminder that you can plant container-grown plants now and indeed right through the year. Just remember to water them thoroughly when planting and during dry spells until they establish.

Know Your Rights – Emergency medical card

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Good old-fashioned hand painted Signwriting


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Roscommon Herald – 30th July

Herald-Mast - 30th July

The Toon Team – Croagh Patrick


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).

Tangier House on 2.9 acres FOR SALE


A viewer suggested “Wouldn’t it make a great town centre hotel … with its existing entrances on Shop Street and The Crescent … loads of room to extend and add ‘out of sight’ buildings.”
• Tangier Tots Childcare Centre NOT included
• Person or persons with money and vision required !!
• Call Smith Kelly Scott on 071 966 2124

The Toon Team – Boris


The Crescent Bye-Laws

Following several years of lobbying (and pleading), Roscommon Co Councillors passed the new bye laws for trading on the Crescent and other site in the county
Roscommon councillors have 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.

Demolition works in progress

The old Boyle Fire Station has not been used for many years. I understand the site is being cleared and will be replaced with a car park


Clarke’s Bar & Restaurant

Always a favourite – Bangers & Mash for Lunch


Boyle Flowers and Plants 2019

P7220003A special shout out and thank you to Boyle resident Seamus Young who financed and placed potted plants at several locations on the Crescent and Elphin Street.
Flower and plant displays are looking great all over town this year thanks to Boyle Tidy Towns, Mandy Toolan, Teresa Ward, Boyle Traders, Boyle Residents and Seamus Young

The Toon Team– The Queen’s Portrait

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.”

Remember man thou art but dust


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Abbey Haven Nursing Home, Boyle

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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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The Stairs Gastro Pub

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Boyle in the County Roscommon