TODAY – WEDNESDAY 19TH JANUARY: Today will be dry across Connacht with sunny spells. Highest temperatures of 7 to 9 degrees with moderate northwest breezes.
The 8 at 8: Wednesday 19th
Here is what is making the headlines this morning.
Feighan Welcomes 40 New Jobs for Sligo
As the Christmas season is now over, and our lovely lights are being taken down and stored for Christmas 2022, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all involved in Lighting up Boyle.
It takes a town to make a town and our fundraiser this year has exceeded all expectations despite the Community experiencing the toughest of times with Covid constantly looming over us all. Thank you all once again.
Roscommon Herald 18th January
Please Support Boyle Traders of the Day:
Ardcarne Garden Centre : Boles of Boyle : Brogans Chemco Pharmacy : Sean Carty Cars : Magees Fashions : Marians Fashions : Open Table Restaurant : Abbey Haven Nursing Home :
Tai Chi Chinese : Drumderrig Nursing Home : Carmel’s Skincare & Beauty : Stride-Beyond Coaching : Siobhan Gallagher Coaching : Stewarts Oil : Studio Eleven Yoga :
Boyle GAA Club – Update
Great news for Boyle …
The Toon Team – Tory Party
Boyle business changes
Three Boyle businesses are set to close. One is on Main Street, one on The Crescent and the other on Elphin Street, though this one will continue in business, but under the renewed management of its owners Gerry & Phil Emmett.
Gorse / Furze / Whin 2022
Whether you know it as Gorse, Furze or Whin, this must be our most remarkable native shrub. Throughout the year, the rich yellow flowers seem to light up the Irish landscape. The 15-20mm long flowers, with their wonderful aroma of coconut, are borne on stems of spiny bluish-green spikes. The leaves have been modified over centuries into rigid and furrowed thorns which withstand the harsh conditions of winters at higher altitudes, making the entire bush one mass of prickles and spines. These shrubs form very many hedgerows around our fields, they line our country roads and particularly from mid-January to May
St. Joseph’s Conference
St. Joseph’s Conference, Boyle, wishes to sincerely thank all who donated to the St Vincent de Paul Annual Appeal. During these difficult times, your generosity towards those who are less fortunate was greatly appreciated and will have eased the burden of many families in difficulty.
St. Joseph’s Parish Newsletter
Tony Conboy “An Oblique View”
I look forward to Tony’s intelligent appraisal of current and important happenings. This week’s Blog ranks as one of Tony’s best ever.
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6,000 reasons to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Air Ambulance in our region – Feighan
Studio Eleven Classes
The Toon Team – Royal Hotel Project
View from the Gaelic Chieftain
Donal Conlon’s New Book
Former Knockvicar, Boyle native Donal Conlon’s “Africa Personal: Meanders, Meetings, Musings.”
“My Kindle eBook book entitled: Africa Personal: Meanders, Meetings, Musings, has been revised and many new photos added. These are intimate windows sharing the experiences of my more than 12 years of work and travel in sub-Saharan Africa. Many of these pieces have been published in newspapers and magazines in Ireland, England, the US, Australia, and South Africa.
It is published on Amazon Kindle eBooks. It can be read on a Kindle eBook device but also on Smart Phones, Tablets and Computers. You may read a free sample before buying it. It costs €4.50 to buy. If you like it, a review would be appreciated. I am sure those interested in Africa – the most seductive and varied of continents – will enjoy some of them.
You can find the book by simply typing my name – Donal Conlon – into the Amazon search bar.
Download for free from the 11th to the 15th of January: New Year’s Gift”
Boyle Primary Care Centre
The Toon Team – Rose of Tralee
“The Unforgettable Fire”
Read treasured memories, dear to Christy Wynne, our brilliant storyteller, memories of the fire that destroyed St. Joseph’s Church … and more.
Boyle Cistercian Abbey
Doon Shore, Lough Key
Lough Key Forest Park
The Toon Team
Christmas greetings to our Boyle emigrés, compiled by Tony Conboy
with apologies for errors and omissions …
Ciaran Conlon and family/ Paraic Sweeney & Sarah/ Conor Nangle/ Enda, Jacquie and Emer & Glenn O’Callaghan/ Seamie Gallagher/ Damien Keenehan/ Ciaran Keenehan/Clodagh Egan from Green St. in Sydney/Ger. O’Gara and clan including Joan and honorary Boyle man, Sean Casey/ Joseph Moran in Sydney but seen in the suburbs of Boyle on Tuesday the 21st / Jenny Jessop (O’Dowd) from Abbeytown/ Dr. Timothy O’Dowd/ Benny Sheerin, Sydney/ Maggie Carty. Melbourne/ Sinéad (O’Donnell) Oon and family, Melbourne; Brian Tiernan/ Colm McQuaid
Damien Dooley/ Frankie Flaherty/ Marcus Kennedy/ Joseph Mahon/ Brendan O’Callaghan/ Chris O’Dowd & family but England also/ Doirbhle O’Dowd/ Austin and Paraic Biesty & family/ The Spellman family x Forest View/ Pat and Margaret Lavin also x Forest View now/ Niall Mc Crann /Pat and Peter Nicholson/ Arnold Gaffney, Boston/ Hilary and Kenneth Beirne. (I’m sure there are many more but….)
Tadgh Egan/ Sean Mullaney/ Miss Compton/ Dr.Patrick Nicholson, formerly Sheegora now in Toronto.
John Harrington/ Gary Tiernan/ Nicky Emmett/Sarah Mullaney/ Nessa Young?/ John O’Dowd from Abbeytown/ Niall Greenan/ Christy and Jim Toolan, London/ Paddy Conlon & family/ Kenneth Feely/ Peter Cryan/ Killian Egan, Maggie & Mary Tymon I’m missing a multitude there!
Rory Nangle/ Lorraine & Oran and family.
James Candon in Brussels
Germany and Belgrade
The Gannon family Belgrade/ Michael and Maria Kelly and family in Munich. Sadie and Sarah Dawn Lange Tymon (Berlin)
Sean Young & family/ John & Joan Gallagher and family/ Gavin, Declan and Anthony in various places.
Mattie Scott in sunny Portugal.
Sweden and Andorra
Dearbhaile Mac Namara now in Andorra and her sister Roísín in Stockholm
Darren Dockery, the Gulf!
Fr. Tony Conry … contributor to Roscommon Herald.
Catriona Moran and family.
Elisabeth Hemi Taute (Sweeney) husband and son Cian in N.Z.
Christina Marnell daughter of Marie Paul also in New Zealand.
(Above is just a guesstimate as to Boyle people in far-flung places. 17 countries listed here.)
The Toon Team – Christmas
“Charlotte Brontë – An Irish Odyssey” by Michael O’Dowd.
The Toon Team – Lotto Tickets
Boyle Golf Club
Drumderrig House Nursing Home
Abbey Haven Care Centre & Nursing Home
Boles of Boyle
Ardcarne Garden Centre
Gaelic Chieftain Sculpture on the N4
Tai Chi Chinese Restaurant
Siobhan Gallagher Coaching
Sean Carty Cars
Magees Fashion Shop
Stock up on heating fuels …
Brogans totalhealth Pharmacy
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.”
“Non Nationals” – a short story by John Mulligan
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 … !!
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.”