Weather

TODAY – Monday 8th August: Dry with long sunny spells, turning a bit hazy at times. Highest temperatures of 18 to 21 degrees in just light westerly or variable breezes.

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Greetings

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The information below is for all community groups, businesses and individuals. We have a cultural activities and stall exhibition coming up from 24th September at King House Boyle. We are inviting all groups to come and book a stand at the stall exhibition open to organisation, individual and businesses to showcase their work, heritage, product and celebrate with us African Caribbean Migrant Women living all around Ireland, that have made Ireland their home in celebrating our shared experiences.

To all that participate in our 1st Africa Caribbean Migrant Women in Diaspora Summit which took place September 2018, I personally like to wish you all the best of the season and looking to see you all on the 24th September 2022 Summit.

The FestivalofWomen @WomenSummit an event to engage people interested to come and contribute to the success, the 1st biggest African Caribbean Migrant Diaspora WomenSummitIre, a platform that brings women in Diaspora together and explore in “BuildingOurNetwork”

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The Toon Team – Handsome Jack

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Bridget Mary Dwyer R.I.P.

The death has occurred of Bridget Mary Dwyer (nee Plunkett), Ardmore, Kingsland, Boyle, Co. Roscommon on the 7th of August 2022 peacefully at her residence.
Predeceased by her husband Richard Dwyer and her son Eammon Dwyer.
Bridget will be dearly missed by her loving son Christopher Dwyer, daughter-in-law Mary, daughters Caroline Dwyer and Sheila Dwyer and partner Gene,her adored grandchildren Keith, Sarah, Sophie, Louise, Paul and Stephen, great-grandson Noah, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.
May her gentle soul rest in peace.
• Bridget’s remains will repose in Mahons Funeral Home, Boyle on Tuesday 9th of August from 5pm to 6.45pm with arrival to Breedogue Church at 7.30pm.
Please adhere to regulations regarding COVID 19.Funeral home walk-through only and mask-wearing please and refrain from handshaking.
Funeral Mass on Wednesday morning at 11am with Cremation afterwards to Lakelands Crematorium, Co. Cavan.
House private at all times please.

Further enquiries to Higgins and Sons Funeral Directors Boyle and Ballinameen, 086 2328291

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Boyle GAA Club – Update

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Boyle Golf Club

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Boyle Garda Station

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Boyle Garda Station is looking great following architect-designed works at the front of the building.

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The Grehan Sisters – Marie, Frances, Helen

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Their home was this premises, – Grehan’s Bar – a magnet for singers and musicians. Frances on Banjo Mandolin. Helen an accomplished guitar player and Marie, on spoons.
The Grehan Sisters were part of the folk music and song revival of the sixties. They performed at international venues, released numerous recordings and performed at The Royal Albert Hall, London and on RTE and BBC Radio and Television.
A plaque will be unveiled at 2pm next Saturday, 13th August honouring The Grehan Sisters. All will be welcome to attend.
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IRELAND

Our little country has ranked among the top countries in the world for quality of life, beating out popular countries for Irish immigration such as Australia and Canada.
• Without a doubt, Ireland has some of the most impressive scenery in the world, let alone Europe, and we’re proud of it, too!
• We don’t experience the horrors of earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, extremes of heat and cold, untold poverty … and we have peace.
• This morning’s world news headlines include:
> Taiwan says multiple Chinese aircraft and vessels spotted in possible simulated attack
> Flash floods kill 550 in Pakistan in heaviest rains in decades
> London’s River Thames has shrunk as extreme heat and looming drought dries up its headwaters
> Israeli airstrikes in Gaza kill 10, including senior lslamic Jihad leader
> Appalling Treatment of women by the Taliban in Afghanistan

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Des (Mark Desmond) Casey R.I.P.

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The death has occurred of Des (Mark Desmond) Casey, Dooballa, Cloonloo, Via Boyle, Co. Sligo.
-August 4th 2022-
Peacefully at Sligo University Hospital, in his 97th year.
Pre-deceased by his brothers Tommy (Dooballa) and John (Sheffield) and sisters Eileen Burgess (Sheffield), Mary Hiley (Sheffield) and Josie Kenny (Ballinameen).
Des will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his brothers Peter (Lisnalurg, Sligo), Pat (New York) and sister Pauline Mason (New York), nephews, (including Mark Casey (Dooballa) and David Kenny (Ballinameen)), nieces (including Pauline Carty and Carmel Duignan (Ballinameen)), extended family, neighbours and a wide circle of friends.
May Des’s Gentle Soul Rest In Eternal Peace.
Des will repose at Mahon’s Funeral Home, Boyle, on Sunday (August 7th) from 5.30pm until 7pm with removal to St. Joseph’s Church, Cloonloo, for prayers at 7.30pm. Mass of the Resurrection on Monday at 11am with burial afterwards in Templeronan Cemetery.
Funeral Mass will be live-streamed via webcam on the Mahon & O’Dowd Funeral Directors Facebook page and can be accessed by following this link www.facebook.com/boylefuneralhome
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Know Your Rights – Working Hours for Young People

Citizens-Information

The number of hours you can work and the types of jobs you can do, depends on your age.

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Major funding boost for outdoor amenities – Minister Feighan

• Doon Shore, Lough Key, Refurbish the toilet block/changing facility at Doon Shore (Lough Key) Roscommon County Council, €30,000
• Lough Key Forest Park, Maintain and upgrade Lough Key Cycleway, Boyle to Lough Key Cycleway Roscommon County, €30,000

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Ardcarne Church Lecture

St. Beidh's Church, Ardcarne

A lecture on the archaeology of the parish of Ardcarne by Dr. Kieran O’Conor, NUI Galway will take place in the Church of Ireland, Ardcarne on Saturday 13th August, starting at 8.30pm sharp. Admission free. This event is part of National Heritage Week.
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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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Roscommon Herald 2nd August

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The Toon Team – Second Gate

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An Craoibhín

Very best wishes to Gerry and Phil Emmett who will retire ‘once more’ as they hand the reins to son Alan and his partner Kelly. Gerry and Phil will be a hard act to follow. Their always welcome attitudes, wit, great service and food will be missed, but Alan and Kelly have been trained by the best.

An Craoibhin

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St. Joseph’s Parish Newsletter

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Boyle Courthouse

• Boyle Courthouse is most unlikely to house a model railway as was indicated previously. We have been informed that the main building may house a small theatre and exhibition space
• It appears that access to the building at the rear, a one-time junior school is not available.

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Let’s Explore Ardcarne Cemetery

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Boyle Canal 28th July

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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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Launch of John Mulligan’s ‘Black Friday 13’

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4pm – King House Tea Rooms Tuesday 19th July – Boyle Arts Festival 2022
Monument Media were proud to welcome Charlie McGettigan to King House Tea Rooms for the launch of John Mulligan’s ‘Black Friday 13’. In this comic novel set in 2030 a new pandemic sweeps America, and a vaccine in the water supply turns white people black.
Advertised as ‘Coffee, Cakes and Charlie’ the event drew a full house, and was laden with surprises. Charlie McGettigan entertained with several of his best-known songs including- “Moone Boy”, “Feet Of A Dancer”, “Rock ‘n’ Roll Kids”. Former submariner and sea shanty singer Tom Lewis gave us a rousing ‘Girls of New York’, while government ministers Heather Humphries and Frank Feighan who were in the area dropped in with several local politicians for a chat and photos.
All in all, another most enjoyable BAF event and kudos and best wishes to John Mulligan and ‘Black Friday 13’
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The Toon Team – Black Friday 13

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4pm – King House Tea Rooms Tuesday 19th July – Boyle Arts Festival 2022
Monument Media will be proud to welcome Charlie McGettigan to King House Tea Rooms for the launch of John Mulligan’s ‘Black Friday 13’. In this comic novel set in 2030 a new pandemic sweeps America, and a vaccine in the water supply turns white people black …

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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 … !!