Please support our Traders of the Day May 24th

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

The future – Internet from satellites

The latest development suggests that ground-based cable and fibre optic network may become redundant. Perhaps our government will re examine its proposed €5 billion planned spend as the entire country might then be an Internet Hotspot !!!
• SpaceX has successfully deployed 60 Starlink satellites into orbit, the first step in the Elon Musk-backed’s company’s bid to create a space-based internet connectivity service that competes with traditional networks.
• Starlink satellites are designed to orbit at lower altitude, providing faster connectivity that SpaceX says will be comparable to ground-based cable and fibre optic network
• The company’s Starlink mission aims to “connect the globe with reliable and affordable high-speed broadband services” via a constellation of satellites.

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Úna Bhán Community Notes – Update 23rd May

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The death has occurred of John Leonard (Granlaghmore, Boyle, Co. Roscommon) 23rd May 2019, John; Deeply regretted by his loving family: Cousins Seamus, Maura (Dublin) and Seán (U.S.A.), sister-in-law Bernadette (Gurteen) and cousin-in-law Bernadette (Dublin), extended family, neighbours and friends.
May John’s Gentle Soul Rest in Peace.
Reposing at Mahon’s Funeral Home, Boyle, on Friday from 4pm until 5:30pm. Removal to St. Joseph’s Church, Boyle, arriving at 6pm. Mass of the Resurrection on Saturday at 11am with burial afterwards in Gurteen Cemetery.

Boyle Tennis Club Table Quiz

Save the Date Friday 24th May: A Table Quiz to help raise funds for Boyle Community Tennis has been organised for Friday 24th May at 8.30pm in Daly’s Bar. Please support your local club at this fun event. €40 per table of 4 or €10 per head – please come along even if you don’t have a full table we can make up tables on the night!!

Roscommon tourism – international travel agents visit

Shannonside News: “Roscommon could be set for a major tourism boost from visitors ‘Down Under’ with a number of travel Agents from Australia and New Zealand in the region this week. Agents from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Auckland have been in the area this week as part of a Tourism Ireland event. The agents visited Lough Key Forest Park as part of an initiative to try and entice more people from across the globe to Ireland, and especially the Shannonside region.”

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Boyle GAA Fundraiser – Boyle’s No. 1 Penalty Taker

Saturday 1st June, Abbey Park  from 12 noon, limited to 50 kickers from minor, senior and ladies clubs.
Anyone interested in taking part or sponsoring a kicker ay €20, please contact Fergal O’Donnell 086 386 2254, Dessie McLoughlin or any under 14 management.
The winner will receive tickets for two to Old Trafford.

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Scoil na nAingeal Naofa’s Basketball success

Scoil na nAingeal Naofa’s 3rd &4th and 5th & 6th class girls basketball teams are through to the County Finals. The girls have fought off some stiff competition to earn their spots in the final. They have been training under the guidance of Ms McManus and Mrs O’Donnell. “We are all very proud of the girls, who hope to bring back the cup in both categories. The finals will take place in the coming weeks.” 💪🏽 🏀

ME/CFS Awareness – talks


New Zealand ME Expert to give talks in May (ME Awareness Month) as part of national tour (in Cork, Dublin, Galway, Limerick & Sligo)
The Irish ME/CFS Association is pleased to announce that a leading international ME Expert, Dr Ros Vallings, will give talks on ME during ME Awareness Month:
• Thursday, May 23: Glasshouse Hotel, Sligo. 7:30 PM
• Sunday May 26: Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport. 2:30 PM
Admission: €5 (on the door).

Free Computer Courses

Free Computer courses

Free Computer Courses available from Úna Bhán Tourism in Boyle. Courses include how to send and receive emails, plus using the internet in a safe & secure way. How to pay bills online & online banking, downloading & using apps, how to make calls for free and lots more. The next course is being held in Boyle Library and starts on 4th June – spaces are filling fast, so please contact Nigel on (071) 966 3033 for more details or to book your place.

Tony Conboy again ponders candidate possibilities ahead of the May 24th elections + Roscommon v Mayo

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Trad this Friday in Dodd’s Crescent Bar

Dublin Women’s Mini Marathon

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A bus will leave the Crescent, Boyle at 10 am sharp for the Women’s Mini Marathon in Dublin on June 2nd. Contact Marian on 086 809 1993.

Roscommon Herald 21st May

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Roscommon County Youth Orchestra Summer Concert


Saturday 25th May, 2.30pm, King House, Boyle.
• The Roscommon County Youth Orchestra will hold their annual Summer Concert this Saturday, May 25th in The Salon, King House, Boyle, Co. Roscommon at 2.30pm. The orchestra & soloists will play an hour long programme with a varied repertoire including Classical and Contemporary music.
• Admission is free and it will be a family friendly event.
• The Roscommon County Youth Orchestra is a joint initiative of Roscommon County Council and GRETB. It has been in operation since 2007 and runs music tuition & orchestral programmes for young people around Roscommon County. This will be one of the key performance of the year and promises to be a delightful afternoon of music performed by local young musicians who play Brass, Stings and Woodwind.
For more information please contact and see

The Toon Team


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Boyle GAA Club Update 20th May

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Boyle Golf Club Update 19th May

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Say Hello to Lisa McDermott


Lisa McDermott has vast experience in the restaurant business and is now fulfilling her life-time ambition by opening and managing her own premises  Gate Lodge Cafe … Beside Boyle River in the Shambles area, Bridge Street (formerly The Stone House Cafe)
• Lisa  couldn’t have picked a better location and has created a beautifully-appointed warm-feeling space in Boyle Town Centre.
• For the moment the Gate House Cafe will be open 5 days every week, Tuesday through Saturday, 8am-5pm serving from a menu to suit every taste
It is a pleasure to welcome Lisa to an expanding number of business premises in the town we love so well !!

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A Power Greater than Ourselves:


Helping Families Manage Addiction with Mick Devine. May 25th in Galilee Community from 10.30-3.30.This day is for families (adults) of people in addiction, including family members in recovery. It will focus on helping all members to understand addiction and how it impacts on a family. We will seek to explain how family members adopt coping mechanisms in order to absorb the impact of the addiction on the family and explore new ways of managing the addiction. Cost €20 and €25 per family. Unwaged €10

Living with Dementia in Rural Ireland


4th Annual Conference in King House, Boyle on Monday 27th May from 9.30a.m. to 4.30p.m.Speakers include : Individuals living with dementia, family members, insights to the working of the brain. People living with Dementia / family carers can register for free. For more information call Carmel Geoghegan, Dementia Ireland at 086-3612907.

St. Joseph’s Church  Newsletter 19th May

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New Menu items at Boyle Restaurants

Tai Chi ChineseTai Chi Chinese:
• Sesame Prawn – prawns and vegetables with sesame on top.
• Fried ShuMai – seasoned ground pork, water chestnuts & mushroom wrapped in dough

Eggs Benedict - King-House-TearoomsKing House Tearooms: Eggs Benedict a traditional New York inspired favourite – poached egg, bacon and hollandaise sauce on a toasted Brioche Bun

Boyle Municipal District May 2019


The current members met recently for a final sitting of the current district council. (left to right) Cllr Joe Murphy, Cllr John Cummins, Cllr Valeris Beirne, Cllr Rachel Doherty, Secretary Eileen Callaghan, Cllr Michael Mulligan, Cllr Liam Callaghan

The Courtyard Market Saturday 18th May


Ellen Jennings says “All you need is Love … & Food 🙂 🙂

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Collective View – King House, Boyle.



View Photos graphicWorks from the Collection of the Arts Council & Boyle Civic Art Collection
The exhibition was officially launched by Orlaith McBride, Director of the Arts Council before and appreciative audience
Collective View presents an overview of how collections are formed and investigates the act of collecting as a civic gesture. Drawn from two diverse collections it offers new perspectives on the contribution made by older artists to our cultural landscape. The exhibition features work by some of Ireland’s most celebrated artists including Janet Mullarney, Elizabeth Magill, Willie Doherty and Anne Madden among others. The Exhibition will continue until June 14th.
For further information contact:

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.”

Boyle Harbour 18th May


Royal Hotel – demolition of accommodation & restaurant block


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Boyle Musical Society – ‘Sister Act’

Boyle Musical Society has announced that this year’s show will be the musical comedy, ‘Sister Act’.
The announcement was made at a well attended Annual General Meeting on Thursday 16th May.

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Vandalism on Carrick Road

A viewer wrote: “We had our greenhouse vandalised this evening (Wednesday 15th May) and some damage done done on the grounds. Some young lads did it. You might like to alert people” !!!

Gardening equipment stolen at the Gaelic Chieftain layby

Shannonside News: Gardai in Boyle are appealing for information following the theft of thousands of euro worth of gardening equipment on Wednesday 15th May. The incident happened on Wednesday when a van was parked at the viewing point at Doon, on the N4 Sligo road outside the town.

That Was The Hotel That Was

That was the hotel that was

The main building will remain and will be developed after the accommodation and restaurant areas are demolished

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New Garda superintendent appointed

Shannonside news: Superintendent Goretti Sheridan has been appointed to fill the spot left vacant in the Castlerea Garda district (that includes Boyle).
She has most recently been stationed at Letterkenny in Donegal, and previously spent almost ten years in Tallaght as a drugs and community policing unit.

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The Toon Team Barbie Dolls


Another development in Carrick-on-Shannon


Remember man thou art but dust


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Úna Bhán Community Notes Update 9th May

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Boyle is alive and well … and on the move


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The Toon Team – Broadband Plan


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The Stairs Gastro Pub – Sunday Lunch 5th May

The Stairs Beef Lunch

Despite the fact that I got the last available table, my Roast Beef Lunch was brought to me within minutes. A famous chef once said “You eat first with your eyes” and my lunch was a full colour tasty delight … “pull-apart beef” accompanied by freshly cooked vegetables, potato mash, yorkshire pud and gravy.
Thank you to all at The Stairs Gastro Pub on The Crescent, Boyle for a lovely Sunday lunch experience

Lough Key Forest Park – Rockingham


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Tai Chi Court Chinese – Beef Hot Garlic


Know your rights: Is Good Friday a public holiday?

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Well done Roscommon Co Council

Our beautiful Town Clock has been powerwashed and sealed from the elements. The THREE clock faces are now synchronised and show the correct time


Boyle in the County Roscommon

Boyle in the County Roscommon

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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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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