Wednesday’s Weather

TODAY – Wednesday 5th October: Windy and feeling cold in fresh to strong and gusty westerly winds. There will be a mix of sunny spells and showers through the day, with some showers turning heavy and possibly thundery. Becoming drier this evening as showers become isolated. Highest afternoon temperatures of 11 to 13 degrees.

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School Mass:

Abbey CC School Mass will be held on Friday 7th October at 12:15pm, in St. Joseph’s Church, Boyle, to celebrate the beginning of the new school year.
ALL are welcome to attend and celebrate with us. Our readers, singers and musicians have been practicing lots over the last few weeks in preparation. We hope you can join us for this special event in our school calendar
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Electric car sales increasing

10% of new cars on the road in the region are now electric powered.

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Brogan’s Chemco Pharmacy

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Drumderrig House Nursing Home

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Abbey Haven Care Centre & Nursing Home

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Ardcarne Garden Centre

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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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Drumderrig Nursing Home is Hiring

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Roscommon Herald 4th October

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Peggy Walsh (née McDermott) R.I.P.

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Peacefully at the Mater Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Maurice and sister of the late Sr. Breda. Sadly missed by her loving brothers Liam and John, sisters Mary, Shelia and Chris, brothers-in-law Paddy McAlinney, Sean, Martin, Paddy and Joe Walsh, sisters-in-law Alice, Marie and Joan, cousins, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, her many close friends. and neighbours.
May she Rest In Peace.
Reposing at Rock’s Funeral Home, Swords on Wednesday (Oct. 5th) evening from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Removal on Thursday (Oct. 6th) morning to St. Finian’s Church, River Valley, Swords, arriving for 10 a.m. Mass followed by funeral to Dardistown Crematorium. You can view the Funeral Mass live on the church webcam through the below link.
No flowers please. Donations, if desired, to the Irish Cancer Society. House Private.
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Run Walk & Roll – Sunday 9th October – 3pm

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Damian wrote: “We look forward to seeing you all back on the streets on Sunday the 9th of October at 3pm at St Joseph’s Hall, Boyle. It is a 5.4km Run /Walk and fun day out for all ages and abilities. It’s up to you to decide how you want to complete your 5k depending on your own personal abilities. Registration will take place from 1:30pm & light refreshments will be served afterwards.
*For those who do not wish to take part on the day can donate online through our fundraiser on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/donate/1256486425115781/?fundraiser_source=messages
For more information contact Damian (0863942388)”
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The Toon Team

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Boyle GAA Club – Update

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Boyle Golf Club

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Mary Coleman (nee Verdon) R.I.P.

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The death has occurred of Mary Coleman (nee Verdon), Station Road, Boyle, Co. Roscommon and formerly Knappagh Road, Co. Sligo on the 1st of October 2022 peacefully in the exceptional care of St. Bridget’s Ward, Roscommon University hospital surrounded by her loving family.
Predeceased by her husband Brendan, her brothers Jim and John, her sisters Margaret, Bea and Annie.
Deeply regretted by her loving sons Eugene his partner Patricia, Brendan and his wife Imelda, her daughters Majella her husband Maurice and Maria and partner Sean, her brothers Paddy (Australia) and Brother Eugene (Marist Brothers Dublin), sister Kathleen Conlon (Sligo), her cherished grandchildren, adored great grandchildren, brother in law, sister in law, neices, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Reposing at her home on Monday 3rd of October from 5pm to 9pm.
Removal from her home on Tuesday morning to arrive at St. Joseph’s Church, Boyle for mass of the resurrection at 11am followed by cremation at Lakelands Crematorium, Dublin Road, Cavan, H12 RF78.
The funeral mass can be viewed on www.boyleparish.ie and the lakelands service can be viewed on www.churchservices.tv/Lakelands.
Family flowers only, donations if desired c/o Higgins and Sons Funeral Directors to Roscommon Mayo Hospice.
Further enquiries to Higgins and Sons Funeral Directors Boyle and Ballinameen.
086 2328291
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Charlie McGettigan – Book Launch

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“A highly entertaining night’s entertainment” was the comment I heard, and I have to agree. Charlie McGettigan launched his book “Forever A Rock ‘N’ Roll Kid” to a full house audience in the beautiful, transformed-for-the-night Jackalope Café at The Shed Distillery, Drumshanbo, on Saturday 1st October.
Charlie joined with Paul Harrington, a reformed-for-the-night “Jargon”, Brendan Graham, Eamon & Orla, family and distinguished others for what was a memorable event in a beautiful venue.
The book is a special one and features stories from Charlie’s life as well as song words from over 20 of his great songs. Each song comes with a scannable QR code so you can listen to each one.
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St. Joseph’s Parish Newsletter

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Ardcarne Garden Centre – Autumn Colour

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Gerry Murphy R.I.P.

The death has occurred of Gerry Murphy Childers Heights, Ballina, Mayo
Suddenly & peacefully, at Mayo University Hospital. Gerry, was predeceased by his wife Mary (Bunty). Beloved father of Tony (Boyle), Alan, Derek, Lorraine, Gerard & Charlotte. Sadly missed by his loving sons, daughters, sister Bridie, sons-in-law Gary, Heuri & Peter, daughters-in-law Anne-Marie, Melodie & Derek’s partner Trisha, grandchildren, Jack, Kate, Grace, Amy, Olivia, Pippa, Sophia, Nicole, Alannah, Aibhín, Pádraic, Lucy, Aran & Neva, sisters-in-law Maggi, Esther & June, brother-in-law Johnny, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Rest In Peace Gerry
Reposing at McGowan’s Funeral Home, Ballina, on Friday evening from 6pm until 7:30pm. Funeral Cortège will leave his residence on Saturday morning at 11am to St. Muredach’s Cathedral, Ballina, arriving for 11.30am Requiem Mass, followed by cremation in Shannon Crematorium arriving at 4pm.
Gerry’s funeral Mass will be live streamed on www.ballinaparish.org. Family flowers only please, donations, if desired, to Croí c/o McGowan’s Funeral Home, Ballina, or online https://croi.ie/donate/
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Luke Flanagan R.I.P.

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The death has occurred of Luke (Lukey Joe) Flanagan, Taughnoose House, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon and formerly of Taughnoose, Carrowbehy, Co. Roscommon – 27th September 2022, peacefully in the loving care of the staff at Galway University Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Predeceased by his wife Lily (née Coyne), parents Michael and Bridget and sister Nan. Luke will be sadly missed by his loving family Michael (Frenchpark), Eamon (London), Ursula (Dublin), Fiona, Luke and David (Castlerea), his cherished grandchildren Lisa, Alison, Ciara, Patrick, Oisin, Donnacha, Kevin, Isabelle, Katie, Saoirse, Lily, Matthew and Conor, daughters-in-law Pauline, Joanne, Judith and Suzanne, son-in-law Noel, sister-in-law Vera (Coyne), his wonderful neighbours, cousins, relatives and a wide circle of friends.

May Luke Rest In Peace

Reposing at Gaynors Funeral Home, Castlerea on Thursday evening (29th Sept) from 5pm with removal at 7.30pm to St. Patrick’s Church, Castlerea. Mass of the Resurrection at 11am on Friday. Burial afterwards in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.
• Funeral Mass: Luke’s funeral Mass will be livestreamed on Friday morning and can be viewed by clicking here: Funeral Mass

Family flowers only, please. Donations in lieu to the The Irish Cancer Society

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Center Parcs, Longford – €80 Million expansion

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Planning permission has been granted for a major expansion to Center Parcs in Longford. The holiday firm has sought to build 198 new lodges, as well as an extension to its spa and sub-tropical swimming pool features.

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Knock Airport “Rush Hour”

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We are so lucky to have the airport just 40 minutes or so from Boyle.

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Sean Dwyer R.I.P.

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11 Aghacarra, Corrigeenroe, Boyle, Co. Roscommon, and formerly of Geevagh, Co.Sligo – September 28th 2022-
Suddenly, yet peacefully, at Sligo University Hospital, with his family by his side.
Predeceased by his parents Martin and Molly and his brother Damien. Sean will be very sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his heartbroken wife Martina and their son Dylan, brothers Martin, Dominic and Dermot, sister Gráinne, uncles, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins, extended family, neighbours and a wide circle of friends.
May Sean’s Gentle Soul Rest In Eternal Peace.
Funeral arrangements later.
Family flowers only, donations in lieu, if desired, to the North West Hospice. https://northwesthospice.ie/donations/
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King House – Halloween

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John McGahern Barracks, Cootehall

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Michael Davies has visited Ireland from his home in Cumbria, U.K., 136 times. He is a frequent visitor to North Roscommon and Co. Leitrim. His last visit was in 2019 to celebrate his 85th birthday. Michael renewed friendships in Cootehall and toured “The Barracks” yesterday 27th September
(Left to Right) Tony Moyles (Wales), Tony Bambrick (Tour Guide, Cootehall), Michael Davies (Cumbria, U.K.),  Noel McPartland (Drumshanbo).
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King House Craft Fair 2022

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The Christmas Craft Fair in King House marks the first signs of Christmas for many and we are delighted to be able to host it again this year. It will take place over two dates: Friday evening Nov 25th from 5pm to 9pm (just in time to get home to watch the Late Late Toy Show) and on Saturday 26th from 10am to 5pm.

Please email pgolden@roscommoncoco.ie for a Booking Form and Terms & Conditions.

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Abbey Community College, Boyle

The following night classes are on offer this Autumn
• Christmas baking
• Sage Accounting System
• Collsoft Payroll
• Digital Marketing
Commencing: Tuesday 4th October 2022
Duration : 5 weeks
Time: 7.30-9.30 pm
Cost: €60
Location: Abbey Community College, Boyle
Grants are available to social welfare candidates.
For further information contact 086 795 8572
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Roscommon Herald 27th September

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Did You Know?

• This website, www.realboyle.com is the ONLY Boyle website to win a FIRST-PLACE National Community Service Award.
• Realboyle.com together with our associated free sharing FOR YOU on Facebook Pages continue to be the ‘go-to’ online resources for Boyle and surrounding area important news, photos, video, graphics, comment, cartoons, contributors and business advertising.
• You can very easily contact us by phone (086 193 5452) or email sean@realboyle.com

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Keadue Entente Floral victory

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The north Roscommon village took the top award in the European competition held in Hungary at the weekend. The event is judged on a wide range of factors including planning and development of the area, landscaping, local effort and involvement, and environmental education.

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The Toon Team – Council CEO

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Boyle Arts Festival Committee Says Thank You

“The country has been through a very difficult pandemic episode that cancelled many opportunities to engage with arts events over the last two years.  However, it gave us great pleasure to finally make a full return to a ten-day programme of events for Boyle Arts Festival 2022 and we would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to everybody who helped us make it possible …

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Roscommon Co Co Social Inclusion Week

“It’s that time of year again when we look at who will be participating and what will be happening for Roscommon’s Social Inclusion Week 2022! If you have been involved before or if it is your first time joining in, please read the following; Roscommon County Council’s, Social Inclusion Unit invites you to participate in RoscommonSocial Inclusion Week 2022; This year Social Inclusion Week will run from Monday 16th October – Sunday 23rd October 2022.”

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Lorcan Egan: New Website

Lorcan Egan Insurance is delighted to announce that our new upgraded website is now live and offers automatic quotes for CAR/VAN/HOUSE Insurance via www.lorcaneganinsurance.com

All you need to get a quote is to access our website via any device – Smart Phone/Tablet/PC and input your CAR/VAN registration OR PROPERTY EIRCODE with your personal details and our website quote engine which has access to over 15 insurers will send you an automatic quote with the option to purchase this cover online immediately via online card payment

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Elphin St, Boyle, Co. Roscommon.
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Malachy Costello paintings in Cootehall Barracks

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• The John McGahern Barracks. Cootehall, will feature paintings by Malachy Costello, open from 4 to 9pm this Friday, Culture Night 23rd September
The exhibition is a short series of paintings on a Civil War theme, marking the 1922 Centenary.

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Culture Night in Boyle 23rd September 2022

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Hospice Coffee Mornings – Thursday 22nd September

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Mayo Roscommon Hospice Coffee Mornings together with Bewley’s will take place on Thursday September 22nd.
• Claire and Tony Regan, Marian Road
• Boyle Family Resource Centre
• Brothers of Charity, Teach an Lae, 1 Curlew View
• The Open Table Restaurant
• Stewarts Filling Stations in Boyle and Carrick-on-Shannon.

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Noel Conroy R.I.P.

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The death has occurred of Noel Conroy, 11 Hanly Avenue, Boyle, Co. Roscommon – September 21st 2022 – Peacefully surrounded by his loving family at Roscommon University Hospital. Predeceased by his wife Bernie, sons Shane and Paul, his sister Anne and his parents Michael and Tess.
• Noel will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his daughters Denise, Margaret, and Michelle, brothers Eamonn and Michael, sisters Eileen, Patricia, Deirdre and Geraldine, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, extended family, neighbours and a wide circle of friends.
• May Noel’s Soul Rest In Eternal Peace.
• Noel will repose at Mahon’s Funeral Home, Boyle, on Thursday (September 22nd) from 5pm until 8pm. Removal from his home on Friday to St. Joseph’s Church, Boyle, for Mass of the Resurrection at 1.30pm with burial afterwards in Assylin Old Cemetery. Funeral Mass will be live-streamed via webcam on www.boyleparish.ie House private at all times please. Noel’s family acknowledge that people would like to offer their condolences.

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Arigna Mining Experience – Cafe & Souvenir Shop

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A trip to Arigna Mining Experience is always special. I took some photos in the cafe and souvenir shop this morning. No, I didn’t do the mine tour this time … I have done it 3 times.

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Full Irish Breakfast with a major Wow factor at the Arigna Mining Experience Cafe. £10. Beautifully cooked and presented.

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Boyle Scouts – Registration night

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Registration Night for all New and Existing members will be held on Wednesday 21st September between 7.00 pm and 9.00 pm in the Scout Den.
All Parents who wish to enrol a child for the coming year, must please register them on this night.
The minimum age is strictly 6 years old.
Please note that while we are accepting registrations for New Members, places will be dependent both on returning member numbers and Leader numbers and therefore cannot be immediately guaranteed. Weekly meetings will resume where possible the following week, beginning Monday 26th September.
If you would be interested in becoming involved as a Leader please contact Brian on 086 4492165
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Kieron Brennan R.I.P.

Kieron Brennan Caragh, Kildare died last Friday aged 61 son of the late Johnny Brennan Leam Boyle. R.I.P.
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Roscommon Herald 20th September

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ACC Enrolment numbers increase
“Enrolment numbers have increased in Abbey Community College, Boyle. Five years ago the enrolment numbers were 328 students and had now reached a maximum of 517.”
Deputy Editor’s Nomination
“Roscommon Herald’s Deputy Editor Ciara Mc Caughley has been nominated in the Best Community Story category for a piece entitled ‘Aisling will be Remembered Forever.”
Boyle Active Retirement
“Meetings of Boyle Active Retirement will resume in the Family Resource Centre Thursday, September 22nd from 2-4pm.”

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The Toon Team – Charlie McGettigan

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Garda Open Day at L.Key Forest Park

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17th September: The sun shone, reflecting the happy smiles of adults and children at this second Garda Open Day in L. Key Forest Park
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Boyle Garda District 1922 to 2022

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Medal presentations in memory of those who served from 1922 to 2022

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Launch of new works at Boyle Garda Station

A plaque was unveiled on Saturday 17th September marking completed new works at Boyle Garda Station. The unveiling was conducted by Minister of State Frank Feighan TD.

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The Toon Team – “Back At School”

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The Toon Team – Robert Troy

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Drumhierny Woodland Hideaway

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Drumhierny Woodland Hideaway and surrounds are magnets for me. It is a developing magical facility between LEITRIM Village and Beirnes of Battlebridge … a true ‘getaway from it all’.

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The Toon Team – Handsome Jack

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The Toon Team – Second Gate

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Drumhierny Woodland Lodges

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I spent this morning (26th July) in a gorgeous new woodland retreat just 1 mile from Leitrim Village. While there I was delighted to take some photos and meet up with staff members Michelle, Tarah (with an ‘h’) and Cathal … three welcoming well-informed professionals !! Wording from the Drumhierny Woodland website: “Discover your new sanctuary at Drumhierny Woodland Hideaway, a 100-acre estate, just waiting to be explored. This exclusive Hideaway offers 16 lodges nestled within their own private area of the woodland with 5km of tracks & trails throughout the Estate leading you to hidden fairy forts and on all sorts of adventures” https://www.drumhiernyhideaway.ie/en/ I look forward to a stay in one of the beautiful lodges and suggest you might too. Beautiful Leitrim Abú …

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The Toon Team – AIB

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The Toon Team – Black Friday 13

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Center Parcs, June 2022

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Center Parcs Longford Forest Holiday Resort is located a few miles from Ballymahon, Co. Longford. We thoroughly enjoyed an end-of-June family holiday there. Grandparents, Parents and Grandchildren agreed that Center Parcs Longford Forest is a magical place and well worth time spent there. We enjoyed loads of activities, restaurants and beautiful Timber-clad Lodge accommodation options tucked away amongst the trees, offering everything for a perfect short break, including Ireland’s largest water park, a Subtropical Swimming Paradise …

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

 

“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 …

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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 … !!