Please Support Boyle Traders of the Day:

Brogans Chemco Pharmacy : Magees Fashions : Marians Fashions : Open Table Restaurant : Sean Carty Cars : Abbey Haven Nursing Home : Ardcarne Garden Centre : Boles of Boyle :
Carmel’s Skincare & Beauty : Stride-Beyond Coaching : Siobhan Gallagher Coaching : Stewarts Oil : Studio Eleven Yoga Tai Chi Chinese : Drumderrig Nursing Home :

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Boyle Ladies GAA Sponsor Evening – Friday 22nd October

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Vinny Flanagan (Manager) Collette Collins (The Well Pub) and team players Heather Kerins, Kate Harrington, Suzi Keenan, Shauna Moran, Niamh Beirne.

Colette Collins, (The Well Pub, St Patrick Street) was thanked for her interest and generosity as she presented Jerseys to the Boyle Intermediate Ladies GAA team.
• Our girls will meet Eire Óg in the Championship Semi-Final this Sunday, October 24 at 11am in Loughlynn.
• Gates will be in operation for this game with €10 standard admission and €5 for concession entry. Cash only.
• Wishing the ladies, management, and support crew the very best. • Please show your support and don the maroon and white for them on Sunday!
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Collette Collins (The Well Pub) and Suzi Keenan (Team captain)
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St. Joseph’s Parish Newsletter

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Weather

TODAY – SATURDAY 23RD OCTOBER: Rain will spread eastwards across the province this morning, giving some heavy falls. It will continue wet for much of the day with further outbreaks of rain. Rather windy with highest temperatures of 12 to 15 degrees.

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Reprise 2008 – Chef Mirek

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2008 offered superb dining experiences to those who chose to eat out with Chef Mirek. This was his Steak, Chips and Veg Meal

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Know Your Rights: Your rights as a tenant

Citizens-Information

Question: Can a landlord or letting agency ask me for personal information like my PPS number when starting a new tenancy?
Answer: Yes, a landlord or letting agent can ask you for certain personal information, but only at a specific point in the process of finding somewhere new to rent.

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Friends don’t let friends drive … designate !!

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Roscommon Herald 19th October

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The Toon Team Halloween

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Boyle GAA Club – Update

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Boyle Golf Club

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Abbeytown Halloween 2021

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Studio Eleven

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Speech & Drama classes to re-commence

Dwyer School of Speech, Drama & Communication will re-commence Speech & Drama classes in Coleman Centre, Gurteen on Wednesdays beginning November 3rd & in Scoil na nAingeal Naofa, Boyle on Thursdays beginning November 4th.
Catering for children, teenagers & adults. Call or text 087 221 9911 before October 22nd for more information & to secure a place.
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Studio Eleven, Main Street, Boyle

UntitledThe official launch of Christine and Neil Stewart’s STUDIO ELEVEN purpose-built Yoga, Meditation and Rest Space will take place on a date early in 2022. In the meantime, a small gathering of regulars will have opportunities to enjoy this beautiful studio on a regular basis. The studio has everything one might need for a welcoming comfortable holistic experience complete with piped underfloor heating and an overhead silent heat exchange air conditioning system as well as a beautiful cork floor layered over padded insulation.
• More information and class schedules will follow shortly.

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Boyle GAA Club Sponsors 2021

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David Kelly (Club Chairman), Ciarán Phelan (National Automation), Aaron Sharkey (Under 20’s Team Manager)

• Tuesday 12th October: The first of this year’s Team Sponsors were recognised and thanked by the club for their interest and involvement.
• Friday 15th October: The second group of Team Sponsors will be present in the Abbey Park Clubhouse … photos to follow
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Budget 2022 will reduce the cost of living – Feighan

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Fine Gael is working to reduce the cost of living and Budget 2022 contains the measures to do it, Fine Gael Minister of State Frank Feighan TD has said

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FOR SALE: KINGSTON HALL, ROCKINGHAM

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Unique Property containing period building complex on 5 acres within 10 minute walk to Lough Key Forest Park

The property is located within the former grounds of Rocking Estate and is appro 1km from the entertainment facilities in Lough Key Forest Park. The site consists of appro 5 acres containing a complex of ruin structures. The buildings are unoccupied. All buildings are rubble limestone construction with cut stone and brick details. The buildings are composed around a central courtyard (53m x 25m). There is a barrel/balted brick underground cellar in the courtyard (16m x 5m) access by external limestone steps. Access roads on the north boundary of the site and to the East of the main house survive, though overgrown. The circular Dovecote is situated on the South of the residence, this is constructed with cut limestone base, brick walls and a brick staircase within. Kinston Hall was built in the early 1770’s and was inhabited until the 1950’s. The house is not a listed building, but there is an architectural impact assessment completed on the buildings which would govern the building works.

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Roscommon Herald 12th October

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No tricks … just the news !!

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Check your receipts !!!

Traders issue and offer printed receipts for money paid to them. Errors can and may happen. It is advisable that you always check your receipts and report possible or other errors to the trader involved.

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The Toon Team – An Taoiseach

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Marian Shrine, Boyle

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An Tanaiste Leo Varadkar’s Boyle visit

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Following his launch of the distillery in Drumshanbo Leo Varadcar visited Boyle on Friday 8th October, accompanied by Minister Frank Feighan.
Feelystone Ltd wrote “During his visit he learned about the history of Feelystone, was presented with “They Dared to Challenge”, took a tour of our factory, and unveiled a plaque celebrating our 241 years in business!”
From there he posed for photographs on Boyle Bridge and viewed progress at reconstruction works on the former Royal Hotel building and then for more photos outside Minister Feighan’s office on Bridge Street, before leaving Boyle.

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Bank of Ireland closures from 8th October

Branches in Elphin and Strokestown are among 88 locations across the country that will cease their services as part of a rationalisation programme. It means that those needing access other Bank of Ireland services may now have to travel significant distances to their closest branch in the county. An arrangement with An Post, to allow for lodgements and withdrawals, will “protect local access to over-the-counter banking”, according to the company.

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The whitest paint ever reflects 98 per cent of light and could cool homes

An extremely white paint that reflects 98.1 per cent of sunlight can cool itself by radiating heat into deep space. It could help keep buildings cool, potentially replacing energy-intensive air conditioners. Xiulin Ruan at Purdue University in Indiana, USA and his colleagues previously developed an ultra-reflective paint using calcium carbonate particles that reflected 95.5 per cent of sunlight. They have now improved on that by using barium sulphate particles in a paint that reflects 98.1 per cent of sunlight.

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EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

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6th October, Chris and I thoroughly enjoyed a few hours in the EPIC Museum, Dublin

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, located in Dublin’s Docklands, covers the history of the Irish diaspora and emigration to other countries. It was designed by the London-based design firm Event Communications, and was voted as “Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction” at the 2019 and 2020 World Travel Awards.

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Windows 11 is here

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“There is something to be said for waiting a few weeks or months to see if there are any issues with the upgrade. As with any new software, bugs could emerge and require an update to sort out; perhaps it’s best to let the early adopters be the ones to suffer through those, leaving the rest of us to jump on board when things are running smoothly.”

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Tony Conboy “An Oblique View”

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Reaching out to you, Tony casts a sensible, practiced, well-tuned eye on happenings Local, National and International.
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Shirley Ann Kelly (née Golds) R.I.P.

The death has occurred of Shirley Ann Kelly (née Golds), Maple Drive, Boyle, Co. Roscommon, October 4th 2021, peacefully, surrounded by her loving husband and family. Sadly missed by her devoted husband Pat, and her children Michelle, Dean, Filma and Samantha, grandchildren Chloe, Aimee, Sophie and Holly, great-grandchildren Frank and Gigi, brother Tony, sister Lavinia, brother-in-law Joe, sisters-in-law Nuala, Helen and Lily, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, neighbours and friends.

May She Rest in Peace

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Roscommon Herald 5th October

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The Toon Team – Clown Team

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Kevin Regan’s song … “Claudine”

Please listen to a touching song written and performed by Boyle’s own Kevin Regan and accompanied on vocals by his grandaughter Rian Regan. Donal O’Connor arranged the music and plays guitar. Brian Farell on piano and arranged by Brian Farrell in his studio Chapel Lane. https://www.facebook.com/101062621321907/posts/571308820963949/?sfnsn=mo

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New Covid-19 pill may cut chance of death or hospitalisation by up to half

The pharmaceutical giant Merck has said clinical trials of its new oral antiviral medication for the treatment of Covid-19 have shown that it can reduce the chance of hospitalisation or death by about 50 percent for patients at risk of severe disease.
Tests on the pill, called molnupiravir, showed only 7 percent of patients who received the medication were hospitalised compared with 14pc of people treated with a placebo drug.
If authorised, the drug would be the first oral antiviral medication for Covid-19

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The McAleese Collection, King House

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It is possible that from information discussed at a recent meeting The McAleese Collection donated to King House, Boyle in October 2015 will be downsized. In the past the collection was removed during the King House off-season for “safekeeping”

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Minister of State Frank Feighan has welcomed the funding for the local Roscommon service providers

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Roscommon groups to receive funding from €4.6m fund under the second round of Strengthening Disability Services funding
Minister of State with responsibility for Disability, Anne Rabbitte TD, today announced the latest tranche of successful applications to the €20 million Strengthening Disability Services Fund. The 35 projects approved total over €4.6 million in funding.
“I wish to thank my colleague Minister Ann Rabbitte for including organisations who do some fantastic work for people with disabilities in the wider community around Roscommon.”
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Connaught Rangers Remembrance Room 29th September 2021

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Evening Dining at the Open Table Restaurant

The Open Table Restaurant is now Open Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings. Last orders 8pm serving from 5pm. Also available Wednesday evenings when booked.

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RTE’s Nationwide TV filming at The Barracks, Cootehall

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The talented duo Anne Cassin and cameraman Jim Norman from RTE TV Nationwide filmed at The John McGahern Barracks, Cootehall on Tuesday 28th September.
I was delighted to be there taking a set of photographs of the proceedings. The edited programme will be screened at a later date.

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Anne Cassin interviewing Barracks Committee Chairman Maurice Gannon

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Boyle Shopping Arcade For Sale

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Boyle Shopping Arcade, Bridge Street, Boyle, Co. Roscommon €278,000
The site is located on Bridge Street and has the benefit of new and full planning for the conversion of 5 existing shop units in the Arcade, to Five Residential units. Townhouses. This is a unique opportunity to acquire a ready-to-go Residential site in the centre of Boyle town. Please refer to Eplanning section of Roscommon Co Council for planning details.

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Funding for 31 walking trails including Lung Lough Gara Way

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Minister Humphreys announces funding for 31 walking trails including Lung Lough Gara Way to boost outdoor recreation and rural tourism in North Roscommon
31 new trails added in 13 counties under Government’s ‘Walks Scheme’
• Rural Recreation Officers to be appointed to enhance our outdoor amenities
• Department to work with over 2,400 farmers and landowners to promote rural tourism
Minister Frank Feighan has welcomed the announcement both nationally as Minister responsible for Healthy Ireland and locally as a TD for the area.

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Sean Carty Cars – Star Car of the Week

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Skoda Superb SE 1.6 TDi 120PS Diesel, 2017, 1 owner from new, 51,000 miles, Hatchback, €20,940

FREE NATIONWIDE DELIVERY – NATIONWIDE WARRANTY – FINANCE AVAILABLE
Air Conditioning, Central Locking, Electric Windows, 5 star Green Rating, 5 star NCAP Safety rating, Cruise Control, Fog Lamps, Rear Spoiler, Privacy Glass, Centre Armrest, Multi-function steering wheel, Traction Control, Metallic Paint, Anti-Theft System, Parking Sensors, 12 Month Warranty, Bluetooth, EBD, Isofix, Active Braking System, Stop/Start Button, Touch Screen Media Control, 2 Keys.

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“The Starling” film on Netflix

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Here is a message I received …
“Hey Sean, doubting you will see this but felt like I had to message you. As someone who does suffer with Mental Health issues, I can hand on heart say that Chris [Chris O’Dowd] played such a good part in portraying what it’s like. I especially felt every emotion during the scene where he took all the medication out that he had stored. If you are ever talking to him about the film. Just tell him I said well done for showing a great representation on Mental Health.”
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Ardcare Garden Cafe

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“Thank all of you for your job applications. We have now hired extra staff …”

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The Toon Team – Win House

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Delay to official opening of the Roscommon Hospice

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The official opening of Roscommon Palliative Care Support Unit has been pushed back. Originally set for the 1st of October, it will now take place on the 5th of November at 2pm. This is to facilitate a change to the Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly’s schedule.
• Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation say they look forward to welcoming the Minister to Roscommon when he will be making a significant announcement at the opening.

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Ardcarne Garden Centre 25th September

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Rutting Season for Deer

DeerRutting season 2021 is about to begin. Drivers should beware of deer causing accidents by bolting across roads. Female deer fleeing across roads from stags during mating season can increase the risk of collisions with vehicles.
Deer usually rush across roads in wooded areas as they use the trees for cover. The advice is if you are entering a wooded area at night slow down and be prepared. If one jumps out it is highly likely others will follow.

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Traditional Music Classes for Juniors

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Remembering BETTY MEYLER

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WHEN THEY said at her funeral that the whole world was not enough for Betty Meyler, it wasn’t meant as a put-down of the woman who relished her role as president of the UFO Society of Ireland.
A “colourful character”, “larger than life” . . . all the usual cliches were applied to describe the 79-year-old expert on flower-arranging and cookery who was also convinced that she had discovered a UFO portal just off Church Island on Lough Key in Co Roscommon.

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Free Business Training & Events

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Free online training and events organised by Role Skillnet and Boyle Chamber of Commerce will take place during October & November.
Courses include Microsoft Teams, Basic Excel, Intermediate Excel, Advanced Excel, Excel Tips & Tricks, Successful Hybrid Working, Employer Post-covid Essentials, Training Needs Analysis and Lean Mindset.
For more information or to book places please email info@roleskillnet.com or call 086 6064810.
Role Skillnet is based at Boyle Enterprise Centre and provides funding and support for business training. All Courses are funded through the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science.
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Boyle Cistercian Abbey

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Connaught Rangers / King House

Roscommon County Council has requested that the Connaught Rangers Association vacate the ground floor exhibits area known as The Room of Remembrance by the end of September. This is when King House closes to the public.
• At this stage it is not known where the models on display or the numerous pictures and artifacts will go, as the display area for the CRA is to be reduced by a fifth.
• There has not been an official statement from RosCoCo or the CRA on these changes and the reduction of the display area.
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Where are the Water Troughs?

Many years ago 3 concrete water troughs were presented to the town of Boyle by the Canadian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The letters “CSPCA” were chiselled into the side of each trough.  I remember them well and am guessing each trough was about 2 metres long x 0.7 metres wide and 0.7 metres deep. One was located on The Crescent opposite Dodd’s Bar (later moved to below the steps at St. Joseph’s Hall. A second trough was located on The Courthouse steps and the third on the triangle at the end of Saint Patrick Street as you head to either Assylin or Mockmoyne.
UPDATE: The Saint Patrick Street trough was moved across the street and can be seen there now.

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Eating Out in Boyle

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Despite continuing anxiety and concerns regarding Covid, the country is slowly returning to what will be our ‘normal’. Indoor dining is now a ‘normal’, much to the delight of those of us who enjoy Eating Out in Boyle. The attached photo shows a delicious Shredded Beef meal in the Tai Chi Chinese Restaurant on Bridge Street. “You eat first with your eyes”, meaning meal presentation is important.

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Boyle Training Options/GRETB

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Boyle Training Options/GRETB are ready to welcome new learners to the centre and vacancies are now available on our full-time training course.
The Tourism Customer Care and IT Skills course provides certified QQI 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.
Training allowances apply for people who are in receipt of social welfare payments, for example: Learners aged under 25 may receive a training allowance of €203 per week for the duration of the course. The National Childcare Scheme can be applied for and Jobseeker Benefit recipients may be able to extend their payment by as much as 11 months. The course is free to undertake and it is not necessary to be in receipt of a social welfare payment in order to participate.
If you have any enquiries or wish to join us please call into our office on Elphin Street (Beside the IT Trojan building), Email LTIBoyle@ridc.ie or ring us on 086 0148270 and ask for Ursula.
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The Toon Team – Sam Maguire

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Sunday Lunch at The Open Table

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“Busy, Busy” are appropriate words for lunchtime at The Open Table. I chose the Beef Lunch and was delighted with speedy, friendly service and my excellent quality meal.

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King House exhibition space for Erwin Springbrunn

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Erwin Springbrunn (7th March 1939 – 27th December 2015) was a world-renowned gemstone cutter and the exhibition planned for King House, Boyle, Co Roscommon will celebrate his work. Erwin Springbrunn’s entire workshop including his drawings, sketches, jewellery, specialist equipment and meticulous notes will be moved from his house and workshop and installed and exhibited in King House.
• It has been reported that the exhibition will be located in King House and instead of the Connaught Rangers Association Remembrance Room.
• Erwin produced substantial commission works for various churches and for Knock Shrine, where, in 2004, the new crown for the statue of the Virgin Mary was unveiled. Other “public” works include replicas of the Tara and Ardagh brooches and special pendants for presidents Robinson and McAleese.
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Plunkett Home, Boyle

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The Open Table Restaurant

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Open now for Breakfasts, Lunches, Afternoons and evenings

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The Toon Team – Phone Hacked

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Croghan 2021

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Rockingham, Boyle

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Ardcarne Garden Cafe Breakfast

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Safe Trip

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View from the Gaelic Chieftain

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Double-jabbed halves likelihood of long Covid in adults

Researchers also say people were 73 percent less likely to be admitted to hospital with the virus if they’re fully vaccinated. They analysed data from more than two million people, between December 2020 and this July.

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The Toon Team – PUP

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Carmel’s Skincare & Beauty

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Ardcarne Garden Centre

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Pet lovers – we’ve got you covered at Ardcarne Garden Centre! Come in and have a look at our range of accessories for the special pet in your life.

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Arigna Mining Experience

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Arigna Mining Experience re-opened for tours on Sunday 1st August.
Due to limited capacity, visitors must book online at www.arignaminingexperience.ie to secure a place on tour.
Please be aware that safety protocols are in place and include sanitising, wearing of masks and social distancing measures throughout the attraction.
“We look forward to welcoming you back to our centre.”
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Online Piano Lessons

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Significant works have been underway at Scoil na nAingeal Naofa and Abbey Community College ahead of reopening for the Autumn term 2021.

Abbey Community College Return to school dates:
1st Years Friday 27th August | 1st, 3rd & 6th Years Monday 30th August | 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th & 6th Years Tuesday 31st August
All students Wednesday 1st September
Other schools: Return to School dates to follow

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The Toon Team – Chain Mail

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Drumderrig House Nursing Home

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Lough Key – Castle Island

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Eating Out (Inside) in Boyle – Tai Chi Chinese

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Abbey Haven Care Centre & Nursing Home

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Boles of Boyle

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Ardcarne Garden Centre

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Gaelic Chieftain Sculpture on the N4

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Rosc CoCo sign on the N61 approaching Boyle

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Brogan’s Chemco Pharmacy, Shop Street, Boyle

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Brogan’s Pharmacy Boyle has joined forces with Irish owned Chemco Pharmacy Group to create new local outlet called ‘Brogan’s Chemco Pharmacy’
• Chemco Pharmacy Group, a 100% Irish-owned independent pharmacy chain, has acquired the long-established family-run Brogan’s Pharmacy in Boyle, Co. Roscommon. This will be the tenth Chemco branch in Ireland since the business began operating in Bunclody in Co. Wexford in 2008.
Chemco Pharmacy Group strives to bring its customers the best possible value while maintaining the familiarity of a local independent store. This makes the acquisition of Brogan’s a perfect fit, given the strong roots of the Brogan family in the area. Brogans was originally established by Frank Brogan in 1945 and his son Pat later took over the business. The outlet, located on Shop Street, will now be known as ‘Brogan’s Chemco Pharmacy’.
• Local pharmacist Declan Caulfield has joined the team as Supervising Pharmacist and he will work alongside existing Pharmacists Edwina Ledwith and Mary Early in the day-to-day running of the pharmacy. Pat Brogan is very much looking forward to working with the team in a reduced role. All 17 existing team members will remain with the business.
• James Cloney, Director of Chemco Pharmacy Group, said he is looking forward to Chemco becoming part of the local Boyle community:
“We’re absolutely delighted Pat Brogan has entrusted Chemco Pharmacy Group to care for his patients and customers going forward. Pat will continue to be an integral part of the newly re-named “Brogan’s Chemco Pharmacy” as our goal is to continue delivering the excellent service, dedication and commitment that Pat and his family have provided for the local community in Boyle for over seven decades.”
• Pat Brogan says he warmly welcomes Chemco Pharmacy Group to Boyle, particularly as the company has such strong local connections to the area:
“I’m delighted Chemco Pharmacy Group is coming on board, particularly because of the fact that one of the owners of the business – Pharmacist Chris O’Grady – is from Gurteen and I knew his late father Christy well. The Chemco team and myself hold a shared objective of operating at the heart of communities and catering for the needs of individuals and families, as well as patients in residential care.”
“I also want to sincerely thank all my customers for their support and custom over the years. It has been greatly appreciated by myself and my family. I now look forward to being in the pharmacy regularly alongside the same team that worked with me over the years and our customers can rest assured that Brogan’s Chemco Pharmacy will continue to provide the people of Boyle with the highest standards of care and attention possible for all of their needs.”
Chemco Pharmacy Group already has nine branches across Ireland – Bunclody, Carlow, Roscommon, Stradbally, Bandon, Celbridge, Portlaoise, Listowel, and most recently Graiguecullen. The head office in Kilkenny houses the Pharmaceutical Wholesale Department, allowing Chemco to pass on competitive prices to customers, thereby enhancing its ‘value for money’ ethos. All three directors of the business are MPSI registered Pharmacists and the company employs 140 team members across all branches.
For more details, check out www.chemcopharmacy.com or find Chemco Pharmacy on Facebook and Instagram
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Boyle Cistercian Abbey

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It is so great that indoor dining is returning to restaurants in Boyle. This evening I chose the Beef Chow Mein with Honey Chilli Sauce at Tai Chi Chinese, Bridge Street … Yum !!

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“Assylinn: More than a Graveyard” by Christy Wynne

Another gem from one of our foremost authors/historians
“Assylinn, a place that begins and ends with memories, in every sense of the word; an ocean of dreams, a balm for the soul, a hidden paradise.”
Thank you for the memories Christy …
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Boyle Harbour – Flower / Shrub Beds

New Flower / Shrub Beds can be enjoyed and appreciated at Boyle Harbour thanks to Waterways Ireland. Works have been underway for some time at the Harbour and Canal that included the provision of beautiful shelters for walkers on each side of the Canal.

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The Toon Team – Boyle Hotel

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Jinny’s Bakery / McGuire’s Cottages, Drumshanbo

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“Bottle Cap” Street Art, Carrick on Shannon

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Two Attractions on One Location: Ardcarne Garden Cafe / Ardcarne Garden Centre

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Delicious, best-ever, Scrambled Egg with Smoked Salmon and Salad on Sourdough. I suspect a little ‘dollop’ of cream is added before cooking the eggs !!

 

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Boyle Abbey

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Sean Carty Cars, Mockmoyne, Boyle

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Royal Hotel expected to be complete by March 2022

Roscommon Herald 20th July: “Refurbishment of the Royal Hotel, Boyle [‘building’] is expected to be complete by March of next year.
At a recent council meeting Director of Services, Majella Hunt told councillors that the project will be for start-up businesses and remote working.”
• Read the full article on page 11 of this week’s (20th July) Roscommon Herald.

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The Toon Team – Syphilis

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Only one medal for Jadotville soldiers

Veterans and their families are expressing deep disappointment at today’s report. Just one Irish Army officer who was involved in the Siege of Jadotville in the Congo 60 years ago has been recommended for a medal of gallantry.

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The Toon Team – Crescent Traders

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“Disquiet over enforcement of casual trading bye-laws”

Roscommon Herald report : “Considerable disquiet over enforcement of casual trading bye-laws was expressed at a meeting of the Boyle Municipal District” “Even on Sundays traders are coming into town” “But it needs to be looked at before it gets out of hand warned Cllr Cummins” “Businesses in Boyle are paying upwards of €12,000 / €13,000 a year in rates and casual traders are paying as little as €300 and taking up parking spaces.

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Shelter at Boyle Canal

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Waterways Ireland has erected very attractive shelters on both walkways along Boyle Canal. The shelters are another welcome addition and display Waterways Ireland’s ongoing development to the Boyle Canal facility.

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Glencar Waterfall, Co, Leitrim

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Glencar Waterfall, 15 metres high, is situated near Glencar Lake, 11km west of Manorhamilton in County Leitrim. It is particularly impressive after rain and can be viewed from a lovely wooded walk. There are more waterfalls visible from the road, although none is quite as romantic as this one which is mentioned by WB Yeats in his poem ‘The Stolen Child’.
• The facilities on-site include a car park, picnic area, public toilets, playground, tea room and Tourist Information Point.

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Reprise: The Gazebo

The Gazebo

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Welcome to Boyle

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The ‘boat’ on the N4/N61 Exit

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The Toon Team – Cardinal Fraud

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Lough Key Forest Park 4th July

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The Anderson Trees

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These beauties are located beside the N4 on the Anderson Farm outside Boyle.

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Lough Key Forest Park 27th June

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Boyle Cistercian Abbey

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Is Coffee Good For Your Liver?

Scientists in the US say they have found that people who drink three or more cups of coffee a day have a lower risk of liver-related hospitalizations.
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The Toon Team, cover-ups

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Schools of the future will be solar-powered.

That’s according to the Green Party which is bringing a bill forward to help get more solar panels on public buildings. The junior coalition party says the move is needed as our planning laws are too restrictive.
• Green Party Senator, Galway’s Pauline O’Reilly says it will help schools to save on their energy bills.

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St. Joseph’s Church, Boyle

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View from the Gaelic Chieftain

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Ardcarne Garden Centre & Cafe June 9th

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Scrambled Eggs on Sourdough, Smoked Salmon & Salad … A tasty delight !!!

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A lovely field near Ballinafad

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The Toon Team – McGahern

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Even the mighty will fall

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Beautiful shopfront and fascia sign

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Newtownforbes, Co. Longford – A beautifully / appropriately designed shopfront and fascia sign in Irish and English. We need more like this… and there are grants available !!

Rockingham, Boyle

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The Moorings Restaurant

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The Toon Team – €3 Million
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All novice and learner drivers are now subject to a 7 point disqualification limit

Over 2,000 drivers will receive letters informing them of a change in the penalty points system. All novice and learner drivers are now subject to a 7 point disqualification limit. The figure had been 12 points under a system from 2014.

Tai Chi Chinese Restaurant

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Dangerous Junctions – Tobar Padraig is not alone

Other Boyle junctions of particular ill-repute:
Knocknashee / Shelling Hill (at the Abbey), Mc Donagh’s Corner, The Railway Bridge (Greatmeadow), King House/ Main Street

Stride-Beyond Coaching

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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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Stock up on heating fuels …

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Reprise

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Brogans totalhealth Pharmacy

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

Does Sunshine vitamin D help put Covid in the shade?

Irish Examiner: “A group of medical professionals and academics is now calling on the government to recommend a daily dose of 20 to 25 micrograms (mgs) of vitamin D for every Irish adult as a preventative treatment for Covid-19. They also want the government to provide vitamin D supplementation to vulnerable groups such as frontline healthcare workers, those with pre-existing conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure and older adults, especially those living in nursing homes.”

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“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 …

Sketches

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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 … !!

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics anonymous

Just a gentle reminder –  “we would be delighted if you could put a small message on realboyle.com 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.”