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Update: Boyle Traders OPEN

• Boyle traders have contacted us requesting addition to our previously published lists: Errors and omissions excepted
Boyle Motor Works: 071 966 2002
Chain Drive Cycles: 086 354 0627
Feelystone: 071 966 2066
Food Fusion Indian Restaurant: 071 967 0944
Lookwell Dry Cleaners: 087 338 2396
Sheerins Drapery: 086 308 4920
Soul to Soul: Online – 085 147 1352
Suffin & Son Memorials: 086 265 5397
The Printworks: 071 966 4224
• For further additions or corrections please Call Dorothy on 087 643 0326 / message or call Sean 086 193 5452

The Weather

TODAY – WEDNESDAY 28TH OCTOBER: Cool and very windy, with sunny spells and showers. Maximum temperatures 9 to 11 degrees. Winds fresh to strong and gusty, southwesterly.

The 8 at 8 Wednesday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

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St. Beidh’s Church, Ardcarne

St. Beidh's Church, Ardcarne

Roscommon Herald 27th October


Michael (Ken) Rose R.I.P.

The death has occurred of Michael (Ken) Rose, Drumderrig House Nursing Home, Boyle, Co. Roscommon and late of Croghan and Ballinameen, Co. Roscommon and originally Luton, Bedfordshire, England. October 25th 2020. Peacefully at Sligo University Hospital.
Ken will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by all who knew him.
May Ken’s Gentle Soul Rest In Peace.
A private cremation will take place in Lakelands Crematorium Cavan. A ‘get together’ to remember Ken will be arranged in due course. Those who would like to leave a message of condolence can do so in the ‘Condolence” section on Thank you.
—  Mahon Funeral Directors, Boyle,

The Gaelic Chieftain


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Break-ins to boat sheds

Boyle River from the N4 - 28th May

Gardai are investigating recent break-ins to the Woodenbridge boat sheds. Motion and heat sensor lighting and CCTV are currently being installed at these locations

Shops OPEN in Boyle


While adhering strictly to Covid recommendations quite a number of Boyle traders are open at the moment.
Following on from our earlier listings we have additions added for Flynn Crash Repairs: 086 260 3794, The Printworks: 071 966 4224 and Sheerin’s Drapery: 071 966 2084

Boyle Traders with Shopping Online facilities

A growing number of Boyle traders offer Shopping Online to their customers.
Better Buys posted that their new website will be launched shortly and will include a Shopping Online store.
Previously Ardcarne Garden Centre, SuperValu, Boles of Boyle, Marians Fashions, Pure Flowers, Cooney’s Centra, Boyle Craft Shop and others provide Shopping Online stores

Rockingham. Sunshine before a shower


St. Joseph’s Parish Newsletter

St. Joseph's

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Autumn Leaves, Riverside

Autumn Leaves, Riverside

Scoil na nAingeal Naofa Friday 23rd October


“Today was a momentous day. End of a fantastic first term, Halloween dress up (teachers and children!), a celebration of our 6th Green Flag and retirement of our SNA, Bríd Murray.
We always choose special guests to raise our Green Flag, this year while some things were different this aspect stayed the same.
In honour of her last day in Scoil na nAingeal Naofa, our Special Needs assistant ‘Mrs. Murray’ was chosen as one of our special flag raisers and in honour of it being her last year with us, our 6th class pupil Katie Kiernan also had the privilege of assisting with this important job. Thank you, Ladies!
It has been a pleasure and a blessing to have Brid and Katie in our school over the years. We would like to wish Bríd a very Long, Happy, and Healthy Retirement. We enjoyed a thoughtful, simple and short celebration for Bríd after school today and it was lovely to be able to do this within the restrictions.
We are proud of our Green School Committee and everyone in Scoil na nAingeal Naofa for their commitment to promoting long-term, whole-school action for the environment.
Wishing everyone a very happy, healthy Halloween, Michelle”


Roscommon CoCo Amenity Sites

October Bank Holiday Opening Hours

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Sunset at the Gaelic Chieftain

COVID: What’s Open In Boyle…

Dorothy Shannon (King House Tearooms) and have PRELIMINARY lists of Boyle Traders open or providing service for you. We will ask viewers to check the lists and advise of any required corrections / additions by calling 087 643 0326

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COVID Level 5 Essentials

Essential retail outlets:
Essential services at Level 5:
• Dorothy Shannon (King House Tearooms) and will have a PRELIMINARY  list of Boyle Traders open or providing service for you tomorrow morning Friday 23rd October. We will ask viewers to check the lists and advise of any required corrections by calling 087 643 0326

Garda operation begins to support Covid restrictions

RTE report: Gardaí have begun what they say is a major high visibility policing operation to support the new public health restrictions to curb the spread of Covid-19.
• Rosters are being changed and over 2,500 gardaí will be deployed every day on 132 static and mobile checkpoints, to community patrols and to support for the elderly and the vulnerable.

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Roscommon People

Roscommon-People_mastThe weekly newspaper is available for you. Read the full edition of this week’s paper, FREE online:

Tony Conboy “An Oblique View”

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Outdoor Mass ?

Mass Rock

Way back in the Penal Days, Mass Rocks were used as Altars. Our current Penal Days are the Level 5 Covid regulations. Would Boyle Parish consider an outdoor Mass or two at our very own Mass Rock on the N61, close to Boyle before the weather turns cold??

Autumn Leaves


Level 5 Covid Restrictions from midnight Wednesday 21st October


Free Autumn Courses and Events



Free Autumn Courses and Events organised by Role Skillnet and Boyle Chamber of Commerce include:, Working from Home, Introduction to Lean Business, Re-set and Re-focus for 2021, Microsoft Excel Tips, Getting your Business Brexit Ready, Mastering Email on Outlook, Power BI Refresher, and Intermediate Excel. Training will take place online during October and November.

For more information or to book places please email 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.

The Toon Team – Level 4 or 5


Post – Free to Nursing and Care Homes

A new initiative by An Post will ensure free delivery of all card and letter mail posted to and from residents of nursing and care homes in the State. The company said it is being introduced to bring a little joy to nursing homes experiencing increased restrictions.

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Boyle GAA Club

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Boles of Boyle


Sean Carty Cars, Boyle


Magees Fashion Shop, Main Street, Boyle


New House For Sale in Boyle – No.18A Hanly Avenue

I had the pleasure of taking photographs of this newly built house in a most sought after location, convenient to Schools, Shopping, Churches, Nursing Homes, Train & Bus stations.
Newly built 3 bedrooms (1 en-suite), 3 bathrooms, sitting room, dining room, large fitted kitchen, utility room, fuel/tool shed.
Large enclosed rear garden with side & rear entrances. Front landscaped garden and off-street parking for 3 vehicles.
OFVH and solid fuel stove, double glazed windows & doors. Newly decorated inside & outside.
Viewing by appointment – 087 223 4477 :

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A message from your Local Community Policing Unit

Garda Car

As we enter the weekend, we are urging all members of the public to please restrict their movements, to observe the Covid 19 regulations & to follow the advise of the HSE at all times. Members of An Garda Siochána right across the country are available to assist anyone that needs our help, in particular the elderly & vulnerable at this difficult time. If we can help you or you know anyone else that might benefit from support, please contact your local station. #staysafe #staylocal.

On the landscaped grounds of The Distillery, Drumshanbo


Where are they now?


Drumderrig House Nursing Home, Boyle


Abbey Haven Care Centre & Nursing Home, Boyle


Lough Key Forest Park

Lough Key Forest Park

The Toon Team – GAA St. Joseph’s Hall


Boyle Training Options/GRETB

Boyle Training Options/GRETB are ready to welcome new learners to the centre and vacancies are now available on our full-time blended learning 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 Childcare Education and Training Support Programme provide free childcare to course participants, 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 or ring us on 086 0148270 and ask for Ursula

Boyle Celtic Football Club 50/50 draw

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Boyle Celtic Football Club wishes to thank everyone for their incredible support of the 50/50 draw.
The encouragement from the public to keep it going has been heart-warming for the volunteers who run it.
• However, as guidelines change, so must we. Rest assured all those who have purchased tickets, for this Friday’s draw. We will make the draw this week, outdoors and then take a break until Covid retreats a bit.
• Unfortunately with the covid numbers continuing to rise and the new government restrictions re: households, it is not possible to continue for a few weeks.
Boyle Celtic must protect its own volunteers and you, our loyal supporters.
As soon as it is possible again, to visit households, we will be back.
As much as we love to see more and more winners, it’s much more important that we don’t lose anyone!
• Stay safe everyone. Boyle Celtic Committee

The Toon Team – Pumpkin Head


Tree on the N61


This tree on the N61 always catches my attention and was one of my first-ever photos back in 1960 ,,, yes 60 years ago !!
I took this version on Saturday 10th October 2020

Staycation Trips – reprise

During 2020, I took several enjoyable day trips within Ireland. From today, I share my photographs with you of places you might like to visit when Covid 19 restrictions are eased. EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, The Guinness Storehouse, IMMA Irish Museum of Modern Art, Arigna Mining Experience, Glencar Waterfall, Keadue  … and more … as well as local sites King House, Lough Key Forest Park and Boyle Abbey

SuperValu, Blue Hour, 8th October


New Restaurant for Boyle

Set to open on The Crescent, late next month, the former, highly regarded “Stairs” is currently seeking Kitchen, Bar and Floor staff. Please forward CV details to
• John O’Donnell (Kildare) and Alan Johnston, both have interests in Hospitality businesses in the UK.
• Speaking with Proprietor Sean Carroll and Estate Agents Smith Kelly Scott, both are delighted that after being closed for a year, we will now have a premium restaurant alongside others in the town we love so well !!


Boyle Canal – Saturday 3rd October

Boyle Canal - Saturday 3rd October

Tadhg TV Update

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Boyle VTOS Centre – Music Classes and Covid 19

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• Music classes in various instruments are available online instead of in your Local VTOS (formerly VEC) Centre
• Information Night in Boyle VTOS regarding the commencement of classes on Tuesday, October 6th at 7pm
For full information, please call Music Teacher Bernard Flaherty, 086 805 4233 or email
• Thank You …

The Toon Team – Town Team AGM

The Toon Team - Town Team AGM

The Toon Team “Three Billboards outside Boyle, County Roscommon”


Tall and Straight

P9300003“Tall and Straight, that’s how my mother taught me”
Trees adjacent to the N4 close to Boyle

Siobhan Gallagher Career and Life Coaching

We all know that choosing the right career and maximising your potential is about more than passing examinations, it is about identifying your strengths, skills, and interests, and working with them.
Through psychometric questionnaires, students can gain a deeper understanding of their personality and strengths leaving them in a better position to make informed decisions on subjects and career choices. Through career coaching, suitable occupations, courses and subjects can be narrowed down.
Coaching can be of benefit to Transition year or Leaving Certificate Cycle students who may need support in best understanding-
• Their strengths
• Leaving Cert subjects to choose
• Options after secondary school and CAO choices
• Potential career options
For further information visit

Gates – Lough Key Forest Park – Sunday 27th September


Stewarts Oil

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Places to visit in north County Roscommon

While all of the ‘major’ attractions close to us are well known and publicised, there are others that deserve attention. The following sites are located on a lovely stretch of roadway between between Keadue and Kilronan Castle Hotel:

Knockranny Wood Amenity Area

This amenity gem is well worth diverting to for its Lough Meelagh viewing point and an ever-changing lakeshore, accommodating all the local Flora and Fauna in total harmony.

Kilronan Cemetery – burial place of  Turlough O’Carolan

Turlough O’Carolan, (born 1670, near Nobber, County Meath, Ireland—died March 25, 1738, Alderford, County Roscommon), one of the last Irish harpist-composers and the only one whose songs survive was a blind Celtic harper, composer and singer in Ireland whose great fame is due to his gift for melodic composition. Although not a composer in the classical sense, O’Carolan is considered by many to be Ireland’s national composer. Remembered as one of the last Irish harpist-composers and the only one whose songs survive in both words and music in significant number (about 220 are extant).

St. Lasar’s Well


The Holy Well, close to Keadue is called “Lasar’s Well” after St. Lazar. “Rounds” are performed and prayers are said there. The people who go to ‘Holy’ wells go round them three times and while doing so they say the rosary. The people also take three mouthfuls of water each time they go round the well. There is a flagstone at St. Lasar’s well and people can go out under the flagstone three times to get relief from pains in their backs.

St Patrick’s Well, Boyle

St. Patrick's Well


Legend has it that St. Patrick created St. Patrick’s Well when he and his band of followers visited the Boyle area and camped near Assylinn. “Having been refused water for their horses, St. Patrick created the well so that there would always be water available for man and beast in the area.” The legend says that his and other horses were stolen during the night resulting in St. Patrick’s Curse that “Boyle will never prosper”. Maybe the time has come for the Curse to be lifted, and Boyle will prosper at some time in the future

Boyle Drumanone Dolmen


Our oldest man-made structure – almost hidden, not signposted!
Location: From Boyle take the R294 (Tubbercurry Road) west for almost three kilometres after crossing under the railway bridge you will see a cottage on your right with a narrow lane running North, park here and walk to the top of the lane, there is a gate with a warning sign as you are about to cross the railway line, the tomb is in a field immediately to your left. Please be careful

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A trip to Keadue & Arigna Mining Experience

Tuesday 1st September was a lovely sunny, mild day. Following two funeral masses, and ‘armed’ with my trusty Samsung Smartphone, I decided on a long-overdue trip to two of North Roscommon’s prime visitor attractions, the beautiful award-winning village of Keadue and the marvellous Arigna Mining Experience. Straight from the phone, the following photos will remain a very pleasant memory of places you might decide to visit.

Keadue, Co Roscommon


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Arigna Mining Experience

20200901_142150Highlights for me were to discover a shop full of craft items (including ‘Donkeys Milk Soap’, A great ‘full Irish’ breakfast and the fully informed, laid-back, humour of tour guide Ger Cullen (a former miner).

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Drumcoura City – “Leitrim is Amazing”


Friday 28th August:  I had the pleasure of a meal in Drumcoura City, outside Ballinamore, Co Leitrim. I felt it right that I ask the chefs to come forward from their busy kitchen so that I could compliment them on my meal of Baked Buffalo Cauliflower Wings and the Tastiest Steak – EVER !!! Thank you Drumcoura for your excellent service and great, great meal. “I will be back”

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Introduction to Boyle Abbey – OPW


This is a project Michael Joseph Dolan put together with his colleague Thomas Campbell, who both work as guides in Boyle Abbey.
In doing so, they hope to give a flavour of what the Abbey has to offer to those who would like to visit, but are prohibited from doing so during these times.

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King House

King House is a magnificently restored Georgian mansion located in Boyle, Co. Roscommon. Built in 1730 as the seat of the King family, a powerful landowning dynasty, the house later became a military barracks and recruiting depot for the famous Irish regiment of the British army, the Connaught Rangers.

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Alcoholics anonymous

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.”