Please support our Traders of the Day April 22nd

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

Anita Maryrose Martin R.I.P.

MARTIN, (Frenchpark, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon). April 22nd 2019 (Peacefully) after a long illness bravely borne surrounded by her family and in the exceptional care of the nurses and staff of St. Teresa’s Ward, Roscommon University Hospital; Anita Maryrose. predeceased by her father Frank (Frankie).

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The Toon Team


Boyle Angling Easter Pike Angling Festival 2019

Results courtesy of co-ordinator Kevin Hickey (thank you Kevin!)
Photographs courtesy of Mary Regan, (thank you Mary!)
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Winner of the 2019, Boyle & District Easter Pike Angling Festival
Pat Healy, Rooskey, with a Fish Weighing 19 lb. 4oz pictured receiving the Moonstone Perpetual Trophy from John Keville [Sponsor] & a Cheque for 1,500 Euro. Also in the picture Club Chairperson Declan Conroy & Club Secretary Jane Suffin … Pic Mary Regan.
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Boyle Golf Club Update

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Easter 2019


Bluebells in Lough Key Forest Park


Fresh green 2019 leaves in Riverside, Boyle

Pink Blossom Trees for Easter 2019

Pink Blossom Trees

Gurteen Country Music Festival

Gurteen Country Music Festival

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Úna Bhán Community Notes, April 19th

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Work to commence on a number of Boyle projects

Una Bhan/Boyle TM report (edited): Roscommon County Council has confirmed that demolition work is scheduled to commence in the next week or two on the former Royal Hotel building in Boyle and will take a number of weeks to complete.
Also confirmed is that the tender documents for the consultancy work for the redevelopment of the Royal Hotel building and the area to the rear of the hotel are now advertised with a closing date of 17th May 2019.
The agreed route of the cycle way from Boyle to Lough Key will take in the Marina area before heading back into Boyle along the N61.

Afternoon Tea on Easter Sunday and Monday.


Sunday from 2 to 6pm and Monday from 12 noon to 6pm in the Centre. All home bakes and fine coffee and tea and great company. “This is a very enjoyable two afternoons and we as always do appreciate your generosity and support. €5 will get you a great selection of homemade goodies and smoked salmon and cucumber sandwiches. You will also be included in our raffle which this year again has great prizes.”
Contact Ann 086-8130005.

Maria Walsh visited the area Thursday April 24th

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L/R: Keith Suffin, Maria Walsh, Senator Frank Feighan

Maria Walsh is a Fine Gael Euro candidate for the forthcoming May 24th Election.
With her well-appointed, sign-written bus and management team, Maria (from Shrule, Co. Mayo) visited Lough Key Forest Park, chatted visitors and took the Treetop Walk and Moylurg Tower trip on a gloriously sunny afternoon … and was ‘blown away’ with the beauty of our premier local tourist attraction

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Gladys East R.I.P., Mill House, Aughoo, Ballyfarnon

The death has occurred of Gladys East (86) in Abbey Haven Nursing Home.
East Brothers, Deerpark is now closed and will remain closed today, Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Gladys (Edna) East née Jones ( peacefully) in the loving care of the staff at Abbey Haven Nursing Home, Boyle. Beloved wife of the late Willie. Sadly missed by her loving family Doreen (Williams) Edward, Barbara (Lyons) and Nigel, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, brothers Robert and Sam, sisters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchild, nephews, nieces, neighbours and friends.

“At Rest”

Reposing at Shivnan’s Funeral Home, Ballyfarnon on Good Friday evening from 5.00 o’clock until 8.00 o’clock. Funeral Service in St. Thomas’ Church, Kilmactranny on Saturday afternoon at 2.00 o’clock. Interment afterwards in Kilronan Church of Ireland Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu to Irish Blood Transfusion Service.

Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands

Wednesday April 17th: a group of accommodation providers in the area attended familiarisation presentations by Una Bhan Tourism and Failte Ireland in King House.  We were invited to take a journey into the unknown and uncover the very heartbeat of Ireland. Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands has its own beat, its own vibrant pace. It’s a place where you can find your own rhythm

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P4170017Jean Smith (Failte Ireland) with Sabrina Brady, Tourism and Development Officer at Una Bhan

Ireland's Hidden Heartlands

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Healthy Estate Project – Boyle

Map of Boyle

A survey researching the needs of the community will be carried out in the area of Tobhair Phadraig, Tuath Apartments, Station Road, Cnoc An Raille and Termon Road. This survey aims to build a picture of how the local community perceives life living in the area, social interaction, safety, health and wellbeing and a sense of community. This research will support an action plan to put in place supports for the community by the organisations involved.
The survey will be carried out by staff of Roscommon LEADER Partnership Company and it will commence on Monday April 29th 2019. The research is anonymous and voluntary participation. If you would like more information contact Teresa O’Brien on 086 029 1215.

Tony Conboy “an Oblique View”

Tony Conboy’s ‘Oblique Views’ are authorative, mature, well-informed prose observations that I enjoy reading, and suggest you, dear reader, will also enjoy. Please follow the following links.

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Boyle in the County Roscommon

Boyle in the County Roscommon

Boyle Tennis Club


An Easter Camp will be running at Boyle Tennis Club from Tuesday April 23rd to Friday 26th. Morning lessons for 90 minutes start time dependant on age and standard. €30 per head or €50 for two siblings. Contact our tennis coach Tim to book a place on 083 115 5374


Last block of Pilates/Run class before the Summer commencing this Wednesday. Pilates Beginner/Intermediate 6pm-7pm
Run Free 7.10-8.10pm
Convent Primary School Gym. Contact Ann 086 308 8873

Calling all Bakers

A Cake Sale will be held in BALLINAFAD HALL on Good Friday after 3pm Easter Devotions. In aid of Aughanagh Parish Community Playground. All donations can be left in the hall before 3pm on Good Friday.

Blossoms at Abbey Community College

Blossom Trees 2018

John William (Jack) Brennan R.I.P.

The death has occurred of John William (Jack) Brennan, Kilnamanagh, Frenchpark, Castlerea, Co Roscommon, peacefully in the presence of his loving family. predeceased by his loving wife Bernie, Father to Margaret, Caroline, John, Jackie and Brian. Father-in-Law to Dessie, Jonathan, Kathleen, Michael and Eilish. Legendary Grandad to Declan, Kyle, Ben, Gina, Eve, Ali, Jonathan, Fionn and Neala, Aisling, Cassandra and Aoife. Great Grandad to Leon, Fiadh and Ellie. Deeply regretted by all his immediate, extended family and friends. R.I.P

Reposing in his home from 3.00pm until 9.00pm Tuesday 16th April. House private Wednesday morning. Mass in Breedogue Church at 11.00am Wednesday 17th April and burial afterwards to Kilnamanagh Graveyard.

Family flowers only please. Donations if desired to Mayo Roscommon Hospice,  c/o Mahon’s Funeral Directors, Boyle.

The Toon Team – Clock Face

The Toon Team - Clock Face

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St. Joseph’s Newsletter April 14th 2019

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Ann McNulty R.I.P.

The death has occurred of Ann McNulty, sister of Margaret Barry, Boyle

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Boles of Boyle Easter 2019

Boles-of-Boyle - Easter 2019

Colour at the First Gate, L.Key Forest Park


Plaudits to Roscommon Co Council

Boyle Town Clock

Scaffolding was erected this around Boyle Town Clock … prior no doubt to repairs to the structure and the clock.

King House Powerwash – courtesy of Roscommon Co Council

Keen observers will have noted a ‘Height for Hire’ vehicle and operatives powerwashing King House earlier this week. The team is scheduled to return to complete the powerwash next Wednesday in time for Easter 2019

Boyle Holiday Group

The Boyle Holiday Group will travel and stay in the Falls Hotel & Spa, Ennistimon, beautiful Co. Clare, Monday 3rd to Friday 7th June. For bookings and further information please call Mary Regan on 086 129 8355

One month later – shamrock


Just a month ago I replanted some supermarket shamrock and tended to it indoors. Today, April 12th the shamrock is healthy and still growing, but has become ‘top-heavy’.

Know Your Rights

Know Your Rights A: Authenticating documents
We are a family planning to move from Ireland to live in Italy. Will Italian authorities accept our Irish birth certificates?
When you are abroad, you may need to use Irish documents, for example, a birth certificate, either for personal or business reasons
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Boyle Men’s Shed


Boyle Men’s Shed has reopened for the following days, Monday Wednesday and Friday from 11 am to 4pm. Call in and see what we do – have a coffee and a snack.
If you have grass that needs cutting, gates that need to be put up again or small tasks needing attention we are more than happy to help.
Kind Regards, Tony Byrne

Hospice Shop Cake Sale

Holy Thursday 18th April: Boyle Hospice Shop, St. Patrick Street, will hold it’s second Annual Cake Sale & Raffle in their shop on St. Patrick Street, starting at 10am – onwards.
Anyone who would like to Bake, items can be left into the shop on Wednesday 17th April.
All support will be appreciated. All proceeds will go to Mayo/Roscommon Palliative Care

Planting Hanging Baskets – Demonstration in Tawnytaskin Community Centre

Hanging Flower Basket

Tuesday 30th April, 8 – 9pm: Boyle & District I.C.A. will welcome Catherine McGuire (Ardcarne Garden Centre) who will give Hanging Basket and Window Box demonstrations.
All ladies will be welcome!. small cover charge of €3 to cover costs. Cuppa and chat afterwards. Get those green fingers busy … call Eimear for more information – 087 955 7036

Say hello to Sabrina Brady

Sabrina Brady

Sabrina is the Tourism Development & Marketing Officer with Úna Bhán Tourism. Based in the offices of Boyle Craft Shop, Sabrina has the pleasant task of supporting, promoting and enhancing tourism in Boyle and its hinterland. Quoting Sabrina, she says “I love what I do, especially now with the current focus being placed on the region by Fáilte Ireland and their latest campaign for the midlands, ‘Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands’. We have so much to offer our visitors and can shout it from the roof tops. I am really passionate about providing a service to visitors and tourism providers which enhances and sustains their business and experiences. I want our Tourism Providers to feel truly supported and given every opportunity to develop their products. I also want our visitors to have a quality experience that leaves a lasting impression”.
• Sabrina developed ‘The Kings Trail’ which was launched last summer – a theatrical heritage bus tour to tourist sites in the county. If you would like further info on the tour please contact Sabrina on 071 966 3033.

Spring Clean from Tawnytaskin Community Centre

Tuesday 16th April at 7pm: Spring clean from Galilee (inc. Lough Key viewing bay) to Tawnytaskin Community Centre to Boyle Celtic football centre. Gloves, bags etc. provided.
Meet at Tawnytaskin Community Centre
Contact: Ollie Keville 086 839 5168 Padraig Casey 086 858 6396

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Maura Byrne (née Coleman) R.I.P.

The death has occurred of Maura Byrne (née Coleman) formerly of Boyle, Co. Roscommon April 9th, 2019 – Peacefully, in the supportive and compassionate care of Glebe House Nursing Home, Kilternan, Co. Dublin.

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Fianna Fáil candidates in Boyle Municipal District embrace poster free campaigns

The Fianna Fáil Local Election candidates in the Boyle Municipal District have announced they will run a poster free campaign in line with the will of the people and the Tidy Towns movement in the region.
Following a meeting of candidates and Directors of Elections in the Boyle Municipal District earlier this week, sitting councillors John Cummins, Joe Murphy and candidate Aidan Sampey it was agreed that all three Fianna Fáil candidates would opt for a poster free campaign.
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Provision for children with ASD

Any parents of children with ASD or other diagnosis, who may be entitled to July Provision and are seeking a teacher for this July, please contact Sheila on 087 629 0423 or

The Toon Team – Ming


Boyle Training Options – coming soon

Boyle Training Options

Coming soon to the Trojan Building on the former Roscommon Links rooms, Elphin Street, Boyle. Boyle Training Links will provide 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.
Full details to follow …

QQI Level 5 Horticultural Tools and Equipment Course 4th – 6th June.

A Three-day QQI Level 5 Horticultural Tools and Equipment Course will take place at Boyle Enterprise Centre from 4th – 6th June. Cost €250pp (Funding may be available). For information or bookings please contact: Ms. Anita McKeon, FRS Training, Greatmeadow, Boyle, Co. Roscommon. Phone 071-9663952 / 087-6411240. Book courses online at

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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