Please support our Boyle Traders of the Day, 22nd March 2019

Xtra Mile Wash & Valet Centre : Tai Chi Chinese Restaurant : Abbey House B&B : Paul Deane Appliance Repairs : Erita Nails & Beauty

Michael Mc Dermottroe R.I.P.

The death has occurred of Michael Mc Dermottroe Felton, Boyle, peacefully at the Plunkett Community Nursing Unit, Boyle. Reposing at his residence Sunday evening March 24th 4 o’clock until 7 o’clock. Arriving St. Joseph’s Church, Boyle Monday for Mass of Christian burial at 1 o’clock. Funeral afterwards to Assylinn cemetery, Boyle.
House Private on Monday morning Please.

The Mulligan Sisters in Concert

The Mulligan Sisters together with their accompanist Padraic Ó Cuinneagáin (DIT Conservatory of Music) will be in concert in the Church of Ireland, Boyle on Saturday, 23rd March at 8:00pm. Doors open from 7:15pm, to be seated by 7:45pm. Roch Hanmore will be your MC.
Tickets €20, €15 (seniors/students), €5 (under 18s) available at the door or from Boyle Credit Union (071 966 3144), Úna Bhán Centre (071 966 3033), Taylor’s Jewellers (071 966 2386), or text Marie (087 644 1636).

Confirmation 2019

Congratulations to all the young people from our parish who will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation at the 11.30am Mass on Sunday 24th March.

Galilee Centre, Tintagh, Boyle

Communicating with God: A Lenten faith formation series. Tuesdays March 26th, April 2nd, 9th from 10.30am – 12.00pm, led by Ian Neylon and Anne Francis. 
Donation €10 per person or couple or €40 for the five sessions. Come to any or all.
No need to book.
Regular Events in Galilee: Morning prayer Mon to Fri 9.15am. Evening prayer 6pm (Tues, Wed, Fri only). Mindfulness Meditation : Monday evenings 7 to 7.45 pm.   Discussion and reflection on the Sunday Gospel: Thursday evenings Starting with cuppa at 7.30 and reflection and prayer from 8 to 9.20.  Taizé prayer around the cross: Last Friday of each month from 9.00 to 10.00pm. 

Daffodil Day today, Friday, 22nd March

Daffodil Day

Joseph (Joe) Brennan R.I.P.

The death has occurred of Joseph (Joe) Brennan, Trien, Castlerea, peacefully at Portiuncula Hospital Ballinasloe. Sadly missed by family including daughter-in-law Chrissie McHugh, editor Roscommon Herald.Reposing at McDonagh’s Funeral Home, Castlerea, on Friday evening from 5 o’clock with removal at 7 o’clock to St. Caolin’s Church, Trien. Funeral Mass on Saturday at 11 o’clock with burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Castlerea.

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Ena Cox R.I.P.

The death has occurred of Ena Cox (née Mc Dermott), Abbeytown, Boyle, Peacefully, surrounded by her family, in the loving care of the Abbeyhaven Nursing Home, Boyle.
Reposing at her daughter Brenda’s residence at Carrick Road, Boyle, on Sunday from 4pm until 7pm. Removal on Monday for Mass of the Resurrection in St Joseph’s Church, Boyle, at 11am. Burial afterwards in Assylinn Cemetery.

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Chris O’Dowd

Chris O'DowdChris O’Dowd at the Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 24, 2019. (Photo by Robyn BECK / AFP)

Chris O’Dowd, Get Shorty star will appear in ‘The Blue Scorpion’ episode of the CBS reboot of the series for its streaming service, CBS All Access. Former Moone Boy, Bridesmaids, Sapphires, IT Crowd (etc) star O’Dowd is currently starring in Get Shorty and will also star in comedy series State of the Union opposite Gone Girl star Rosamund Pike.

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Do you know where there are local Defibrillators?


A truly caring Boyle Chamber of Commerce or Boyle Town Team would serve the community even better by taking example from Co Leitrim by following with a similar service to Boyle and the county in general
Maybe our County Councillors and Boyle Municipal Councillors will consider an index of Defibrillator locations

Tony Conboy “An ObliqueView” Update 20th March

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Ardcarne Garden Centre

Everything seems to be greening up these last few days and it’s time to make sure your lawn does the same! This is the perfect time to bring your lawn back into perfect health after the winter and make sure it looks great through the coming months. To find out about all the different kinds of lawn care products & fertilisers and how to solve lawn problems, make sure you come along to a FREE Lawn Care Clinic this Saturday and pick up some expert advice. It’s a great time of year to get out and do some gardening. Why not add a bit of fresh colour to your borders or plant up a nice pot this weekend? We’ve lots of really fantastic colourful plants to bring a bit of instant colour to your pots and garden. Pop in and be inspired!
• It’s all systems go in the edible garden now and you’ll find all your favourite vegetable seeds, seed potatoes, garlic, onions sets, plants, herbs and fruit here at Ardcarne Garden Centre and knowledgeable staff to assist.
• Just a little advance notice that Art Classes are starting up again soon in Ardcarne Garden Centre Boyle
• Hope to see you soon

Roscommon Herald 19th March


Get your copy of this week’s premier local weekly newspaper, the Roscommon Herald, for news and among others, great photos from St. Patrick’s Day Parades through the county

Smoke damage at Boyle apartment


No injuries, but smoke damage was reported at an apartment in Boyle last night (Monday 18th March). Shortly after 10pm, Fire service personnel, Gardai and two Boyle fire engines as well as one from Carrick-on-Shannon were on the scene. Good old-fashioned shoulder-pushing and a crow bar eventually permitted front door entry by personnel with breathing apparatus and a fire hose to the second storey apartment.
It was noted that while fire engines were quickly on the scene, more efficient, modern ‘pneumatic battering ram’ enforcer door entry equipment was not used or did not appear to be available.

The Toon Team – Bye Laws 2


Casual Trading Bye-Laws

Trading Laws

The Toon Team – Bye Laws 1


Say Hello to Jim McGrath


Boyle residents and those from farther afield will know and hold Jim McGrath with great respect and affection as proprietor of the very popular local restaurant ‘The Stairs Gastro Pub’ on The Crescent, Boyle.
Since its opening in September 2018, The Stairs Gastro Pub has developed a reputation for “delicious food” and “friendly staff”. Boasting a new menu, The Stairs is now open for evening meals from 5pm, Thursdays through Mondays and lunches Saturday / Sunday from 12.30pm. The Stairs can be booked for other events outside normal hours ; birthdays, communions, confirmations, parties and all special occasions. Please call (071) 966 2405

Boyle GAA Club Update 18th March

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Boyle 2019

Thankfully the rain held off, and the sun shone on our Parade … a lovely annual event celebrating a turn in the year and all that entails



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Sean Brehony R.I.P.

The death has occurred of Sean Brehony    Date of Death: Saturday 16th March 2019, Kingsland, Boyle, RoscommonSuddenly at his residence. Sadly missed by his wife Patricia, daughters Caroline and Joy, sons Leo and Padraig, grandchildren, daughters in law, sons in law, brother Seamus, sisters Myra, Irene, Colette, Margaret and Annette, nephews, nieces, relatives and a large circle of friends. R.I.P. Reposing at Mahon’s Funeral Home Monday 5 o’ clock until 7 o’ clock, arriving to Breedogue Church at 8 o’ clock. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday the 19th at 12 o’ clock. Funeral afterwards to Killaraght Old Cemetery.

“I’m A Celebrity, Get me out of Here” Boyle GAA Fundraiser



King of the Jungle
Donal Connaughton – BNHP Ltd
Runner up
Seamus Keane – Ballyshannon
A full house St. Joseph’s Hall audience was treated to a polished, professional, credible “I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here” 2.5 hour show – just as entertaining and well produced as the TV show. 24 contestants took part enduring tests that bravery demanded. Cockroaches, worms, turkey testicles and a variety of almost unmentionables were on the menu while snakes tested the mettle of our brave ‘King (or Queen) of the Jungle” aspirants.
The Boyle GAA club Facebook page posted a special ‘thank you’ to one and all. [read content here…]
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FCA Association Annual Tour


19th. Inf. Bn. FCA Association Annual Tour this year on Wednesday – 26th. June. Further details and brochure in next few weeks. Seats limited to 57, so get your places booked ASAP
Francie Geelan (087) 223 4477

The death has occurred of James Cooke, Lower Deerpark, Boyle

Suddenly at Sligo University Hospital, predeceased by his brother Nick. Surrounded in the loving care of his wife Elizabeth, and his son’s Seamus, Adrian, Declan, Kieran and Colm, grandchildren, Conor, Aisling, Ciara, Aidan, Cliona, Lauren and Sophie, daughter’s in-law Shirlie, Marie, Lissa, Edwina, and Emma. Mother Betty, sister’s Mary, Thersa and Debby, brother Kevin, nieces and nephews and a large circle of extended family and friends. R.I.P Reposing at his home on Sunday March 17th, 3 o’clock until 7 o’clock. Removal to St. Joseph’s Church, Boyle for Mass of the resurrection at 12 o’clock Monday Morning. Funeral afterwards to Assylinn cemetery, Boyle.

House private on Monday morning and outside of reposing hours, Please. Family flowers only donations if desired to Irish Motor Neuron Association to any family member or Mahon’s undertaker.

New by-laws for Street Trading in the county – including The Crescent, Boyle


A summary: Roscommon County Council has produced draft bye-laws to deal with the issue of casual trading in the county. The draft document proposes to regulate casual trading by limiting it to specified pitches, with an annual fee of €300 per pitch. Traders will be allowed to operate for no more than three days a week in the county, and no more than two days a week in any one town. Traders will require a tax clearance certificate and insurance cover, and will have to comply with certain standards. Playing of music from stalls will not be allowed under the proposals, and traders will not be permitted to expand their operations outside the licensed pitch. Local farmers selling cabbage plants etc and specified types of fruit and vegetables will not be affected by the new bye-laws. It is hoped that these new bye-laws will go a long way towards dealing with ongoing issues in the casual trading sector in Boyle and other towns.
The full document will be reproduced here on as soon as possible

Scoil na nAingeal Naofa – St. Patrick’s Day Message

Students and teachers at Scoil na nAingeal Naofa wore green today in honour of St.Patrick and to support our Green School initiatives.
“We created a video as part of our stance on global climate change and in support of all children, including some of our students who are protesting today, demanding Governments tackle Climate Change.”

Crufts success for Angela East’s St. Bernard ‘Balou’


Angela wrote: “Balou Ir Ch, Int Ch, won 2 ribbons at Crufts. He got 2nd in his class in Open dog with an entry of 13 dogs
He is then asked by the Judge to compete for the place of Reserve CC Dog which he won outright this means he is the 2nd best Saint Bernard at Crufts 2019. We are so proud of Balou”


Úna Bhán Community Notes – Update 15th March

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Kelly’s Londis Massive Sale Friday 15th March


Trad Session – Dodd’s Crescent Bar

Dodd's Crescent Bar Trad Session


Boyle St. Patrick’s Day Parade



Co. Roscommon St. Patrick’s Day Parades

• Elphin 2.00pm RTE will be in attendance
• Lanesborough/Ballyleague 2.30pm
• Ballaghaderreen parade 2.30pm
• Ballintubber 3pm
• Ballintubber St Patrick’s Day Parade
• Cloonfad 3pm
• Boyle Parade 3.30pm
• Rooskey 5pm

Sligo Parade St Patrick’s Day Parade 2019 will start at 12:00 noon sharp 17th March 2019
Carrick-on-Shannon’s St Patrick’s Day Parade 2019 will be held on Sunday 17th March starting at 12.45pm.


Swans on Lough Key


Comhghairdeas leis na cailíní as Scoil na nAingeal Naofa

Is mór an chuís broíd agus athais é do Scoil na nAingeal Naofa gur éirigh le seisear scoláirí an bua bheith acu i gcomortas “Scríobh Leabhar”. Comhghairdeas le gach duine a raibh baint acu leis an gcomórtas agus leis an éacht seo. Is iontach an rud é go bhfuil an caighdeán Gaeilge chomh hard sa scoil. Scolaírí: Katie Kiernan, Aoife O’Donnell, Ellie Mullen, Jessica Flynn, Noell Vetlugina agus Emma Duggan. Múinteoir: Clíodhna O’Donnell.



• Scoil na nAingeal Naofa is incredibly proud to have six winners in the “Scríobh Leabhar” (write a book) competition. Congratulations to everyone involved. It is wonderful that the standard of Irish is so high in the school.

Law companies closed Thursday 14th March

As a mark of respect for our late friend and colleague, Henry J. (Harry) Wynne, the offices of Callan Tansey Solicitors and O’Dowd Solicitors will be closed tomorrow, Thursday 14th March 2019.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade 1960

Joseph Stewart have been supporters and parade participants in the Boyle St. Patrick’s Day Parade for so many years, and will be delighted take part again this year. Boyle St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2019 Sunday 17th March from 3.30pm02_edit
Please note familiar businesses at that time, The National Bank, Lynch’s Hotel with the An Tostal Flag and James P.Dodd


Please note familiar businesses at that time Lynch’s Hotel, James P.Dodd, The Mans Shop and Sheerins Petrol .
Thank you to Neil Stewart for sharing these photograph.

Tennis Club AGM

The AGM of Boyle Community Tennis Club will take place on March 25th at 7.30 pm in the pavilion. All are welcome.

Major expansion for Drumanilra Farm Enterprise



Justina Gavin opened Drumanilra in 2015. The well-known farm retail shop and café in Boyle is about to lodge a planning application for a significant expansion. Liam and Justina Gavin’s Drumanilra operation has been open since 2015, where they sell produce from their farm just outside the town. They now intend to demolish their old building in Elphin Street and replace it with a eco-friendly premises. It would be four times as large, measuring nearly 8,000 square feet. Justina hopes construction will start next January.


The Toon Team – Rooskey Hotel

Tawnytaskin Centre “An evening with Percy French”

The full-house, standing-ovation audience thoroughly enjoyed a polished, professional enchanting performance by the County Leitrim Percy French Society.
The life and times of one of our very best and most talented songwriters, raconteurs and painters were beautifully recounted in this most suitable venue.
I recommend most highly that if you ever see this ‘show’ advertised, then can assure you that its charm will leave you with an appreciation for Percy and the Leitrim Percy French Society

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Boles Of Boyle – with First Communions in mind


Feighan welcomes capital funding of €13.7m for Sligo IT

Senator Frank Feighan has warmly welcomed capital funding of €13.7m for Sligo Institute of Technology towards significant building upgrades.  The funding announcement under Project Ireland 2040 has been made by the Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. and the Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D.
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Bridge (the card game) – President’s Day 2019


Boyle lady Ann McGivney is the current president of the Roscommon, Sligo, Leitrim, Mayo Bridge area, an honour that rotates from club to club and will not be awarded to Boyle for another 40 years!
• The President’s Day Event will be held in the Bush Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon, starting at 5pm and will attract an estimated 150 players.

IUSA Inter-varsities sailing

IUSA Inter-varsities sailing event on Lough Key. Students from around the country are competing in this terrific sailing event until this Saturday the 9th of March!

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World Book Day – Cootehall NS in Boyle Library

World Book Day activities in Boyle Library Thursday 7th March, when students from Cootehall National School came in to celebrate the day. The photo was taken by Matthew Gammon and includes Sinead Cooney (Branch Librarian) and Mr Cian Duffy (Principal of Cootehall NS) with a number of (very happy) children from the school. Thanks to the Reading Room in Carrick-on-Shannon for providing copies of the World Book Day titles for the children.

World Book Day - Cootehall NS in Boyle Library

Say Hello to Jamie – Tai Chi Court Chinese Restaurant

Jamie Jin came to Boyle 5 years ago and since then with her chef husband Lennie has operated one of Boyle’s favourite restaurants, the Tai Chi Court Chinese on Bridge Street. During her years here Jamie has endeared herself to customers and become a supporter of many local causes including Darkness Into Light, Boyle GAA and attends our Musicals, Arts Festival and many more events.
Tai Chi Court is open seven days from 5pm and offers employment to a number of locals for front of house and home delivery services. Meats and vegetables are sourced locally while traditional sauces are created inhouse whenever possible from purchases at Boyle stores.
While the Tai Chi offers a wide variety of tasty, beautifully presented menu choices, Chef Lennie will happily create an off-menu meal for you.


Honey-Beef-Black-Pepper-SauceHoney Beef with Black Pepper Sauce … delicious !!



Say Hello to John Mulligan

John Mulligan

John Mulligan is a valued friend of mine. Readers will be familiar with John as my ‘comrade author’ and inspirational text source for our ‘Toon Team’ cartoons [here…]
Currently John is managing the May EU election campaign for MEP Mairead McGuiness
John is from Boyle and visits the town regularly. John enjoys a career as an author, businessman, Roscommon Herald columnist, song lyricist, world traveller and Human Rights activist

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Drumderrig  Nursing Home – Care Assistants required

Drumderrig House Nursing Home

Facebook/Twitter Updates from our local politicians

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Say Hello to Philippa


Philippa Breheny is a popular, expert hairdresser who has been serving a discerning clientele in Boyle for 19 years. Philippa has relocated her business to a prominent location and thanks mostly to her husband John for renovations, has a beautifully modern salon on Main Street.
Bookings are advisable, so please call 086 375 7680

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Say Hello to Alison Clarke O’Shaughnessy

Alison Clarke O'ShaughnessyClarke's Roast Beef LunchClarke’s Roast Beef Lunch 4th March 2019
Discerning Diners in Boyle Restaurants will immediately recognise Alison from Clarke’s Bar & Restaurant on St. Patrick Street. Clarke’s cater for all occasions : Christenings, Communions, Confirmations and will be delighted to cater for your special occasion. For lunches and evening meals Clarke’s Bar & Restaurant proudly guarantee Friendly Service and Quality Home Cooked Food. Please call for full information – 071 966 2064

Say Hello to Deneise and Andrew at The Moorings Bar & Restaurant


• Deneise Larmer and Andrew Bradley will be your gracious hosts when you visit the renowned Moorings Bar & Restaurant, Kilfaughna, Knockvicar, Boyle.
• Deneise will welcome you to the warm and relaxed atmosphere of The Moorings while culinary expert, chef Andrew will prepare the finest food & drink for you.
• Booking recommended, please Call (071) 966 7865
• Specials daily and new Lunch menus every Sunday (View Menu for Sunday 3rd March [here…])
• I can highly recommend The Moorings … try it for yourself !!!
My Roast Sirloin of Beef Lunch Sunday 3rd March 2019 … delicious !!!

Boyle Workhouse

Boyle Workhouse

Dave Derby wrote: “I have spent the last few months working on It is a 3d world virtual fly-over of Boyle Workhouse.
It is an ongoing project and the movie will be replaced every couple of weeks when the 3D model Workhouse is developing
I live on workhouse land and have a photo of my grandfather outside the front of it from 1922. My grandmother, Rachel Callaghan was born and raised opposite it.”

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Rockingham House April 1971

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St Joseph’s Church Newsletter 3rd March

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Eating out in Boyle – The Stairs Gastro Pub


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The Stairs Gastro Pub, Boyle

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Safety measures for ‘dangerous’ N4 junctions

Shannonside News: The design for enhanced safety measures at N4 between Boyle and Carrick-on-Shannon is being undertaken by Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) consultants in Donegal.
• The project involves establishing new turning-lanes for the Cootehall and Croghan junctions, which have caused more than 22 crashes since 2000, according to campaigners.

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Say Hello to Dorothy Shannon

Dorothy Shannon

Visit King House Tea Rooms where Dorothy guarantees a warm and friendly welcome. Cooked to order Breakfasts as well as lunch menu items are served daily with lots of tasty options to choose from as well as sandwiches, wraps and delicious homemade cakes. 
Dorothy chooses only the highest quality, local, fresh produce from suppliers including Croghan and Knockvicar Organic Gardens, Gannons Poultry and the Art of Coffee.

The Stairs Gastro Pub – new menu and extended hours

• Diners will be delighted with the new menu items available. I enjoyed the ‘Surf & Turf’ option … Marinated prawns on a perfectly cooked steak with inhouse homemade chips and salad etc … several meal choices and photos to follow.
• Casting off the winter blues, Jim has unveiled the new Opening Hours schedule:
Open for evening meals from 5pm, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun and Monday
Open with a special menu for Lunches from 12.30pm, Saturday and Sunday


Spring Training Programme at Boyle Enterprise Centre

Boyle Enterprise Centre
The following courses will take place at Boyle Enterprise Centre March – April 2019. Team Leadership QQI Level 6, Basic Excel, Intermediate Excel, Advanced Excel, Manual Handling Instructors QQI Level 6, Coaching Models of Practice QQI Level 6. For more information or to book places please email or call 071 967 3440. Courses are organised by Role Skillnet, Training Network and are dependant on sufficient numbers.
Role Skillnet are based at Boyle Enterprise Centre and provide funding for business training subject to eligibility.

Fiddle tunes request time

From the weekly USA show ‘Live From Here’ with super musicians Chris Thile (mandolin), Chris Eldridge (guitar), and Jeremy Kittel (fiddle)

Say Hello to Justina Gavin …

Justina Gavin, Drumanilra


Justina operates the hugely successful Drumanilra Farm Kitchen on Elphin Street, Boyle. National success came to Drumanilra, an award winner at the prestigious Irish Cafe Awards 2019.

Say Hello to Anna Robertson

Anna Robertson

Anna is your sales rep at the Úna Bhán Craft Shop on the grounds of King House. A happy smiling demeanour comes naturally to Anna and guarantees you a warm welcome to the Úna Bhán Craft Shop.
Recently Anna sought articles and produced a gorgeous booklet “Mná na Búille” (Women of Boyle), available now in the Úna Bhán Craft Shop … memories and stories of twenty women from the area … how they socialised, met their partners and how their lives led them through marriage and rearing families.

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Place name dilemma

Roosky or Rooskey?
Keadue or Keadew?
Tubbercurry or Tobercurry?
Ballisodare or Ballysadare?
Gurteen or Gorteen?
St. Patrick Street or Patrick Street?
Ballintubber or Ballintober?
Enniscrone or Inniscrone?

Say hello to Rita MeehanRita Meehan

Rita operates her ‘Well Balanced Holistic Centre’ with a team of health and wellbeing practitioners off Bridge Street, Boyle (formerly the Enhance Health & Beauty premises). Call for information and bookings: 086 856 0058. Details to follow …

Erita Nails, Spray Tan, Makeup, Eyelashes & Brows


Leah Meredith, Erita O’Carroll, Aisling Duignan

Slugs & Snails, Cootehall Street (opposite St. Joseph’s Hall)

Slugs & Snails

Bright Tights for Bold Boys and Girls! The original unisex tights company. Organic, ethical and pure luxury for little legs! We are a small family run business which started in 2008.
Finalist – Mumsclub Business Award 2011.
Finalist – Family First Awards 2012 – “Mumpreneur of the year.” 
Semi Finalist – Family First Awards 2012 – award for “Innovation.”


Can I claim Jobseeker’s Benefit?

I was working full-time and was also doing a few hours with another company in the evenings. I recently lost my full-time job. Can I claim Jobseeker’s Benefit and continue working a couple of hours each evening?

Jobseeker’s Benefit is a weekly payment from the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP) to people who are out of work and are covered by social insurance (PRSI).

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Cistercian Abbey, Boyle 11th FebruaryCistercian Abbey, Boyle

Boyle Cistercian Abbey: Founded by Cistercian monks in 1161, Established in 1218, Disestablished 1592. The Cistercian order was new to Ireland in those days. They were on a mission to reform the Irish church and set about building an Abbey in modern-day Connacht.
Boyle Abbey Under Siege
Beginning in the late 16th century, five centuries of peace and prosperity were snuffed out when British soldiers converted the abbey into barracks. The most extensive damage began a few decades later with the Cromwellian conquest of Ireland. The latter was particularly savage. Invaders put the monks to death and set up a military garrison. The invaders left the abbey in shambles. Even after they left, the villagers were unable to restore the structure, and so it remained in a state of increasing decay in the centuries that followed. With this in mind, today’s visitors can still see clear indications of the destruction that took place here.

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The Gaelic Chieftain on the N4

The Gaelic Chieftain on the N4


The two-faced (or three-faced) LIAR – Boyle Town Clock



FOTOFIT CAMERA CLUB have been together happily snapping for the past three years. Excitement is building as we get ready for a special exhibition to be held later this year. The theme is Town Doorways and we invite interested parties to get involved with us.
Throughout our town of Boyle we have some very interesting facades. We would love to partner up with the people who own or work behind these doorways, be they business or private. if you are interested in letting us photograph your town door and possibly you outside it or if you require any further questions then please contact Veronica at 086 377 6258
or Sharon at 966 3146.

Stewarts Oil 24 hour filling stations and Central Heating Oil

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Irish Independent: ‘Serious’ snowfall on the way as mercury to plummet to -7C


Lough Key Forest Park 20th May 2018

A reminder that the weather will improve and that we have a beautiful Forest Park just a few kilometres from Boyle

Mná na Búille – Women of Boyle.

A book filled with memories and stories of twenty Boyle women reflecting growing up in the community; going to school, the chores they had to do, how they socialised and much more.
Get your copy of this very attractive and informative book at ÚNA BHÁN TOURISM on the grounds of King House. It is moderately priced at only €7

Mná ns Búille

Boyle Courthouse 


Boyle Municipal District Representatives

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Keeping the Peace – a superb article and a reminder by Boyle’s Rachel Lavin

An old conflict and a new Border: How Britain’s exit from the European Union could threaten 20 years of peace in Northern Ireland.


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Redevelopment of the Royal Hotel Site

At a specially convened meeting, members of Boyle Municipal District approved the Chief Executive’s Report on Redevelopment of the Royal Hotel Site, Part 8 Planning.
The proposed redevelopment of the Royal Hotel Site is to include:
• Demolition of outbuildings to the side and rear of the original main structure.
• Refurbishment works to the original main structure (internal and external) into an Enterprise Centre and Exhibition Space
• Works to include; roof repairs, replacement of windows, repairs/painting of interior/exterior walls, replacement of floors, removal of exterior window shutters, installation of a lift to rear of original building and installation of heating/electrical equipment
• Construction of a River Side Promenade with a canoe dock, lighting, seating and landscaping
• Construction of a new Civic Space with acoustic shell, lighting, seating and landscaping to the rear of the original main structure
• All other associated site and ancillary works
Present at the meeting were; Shane Tiernan (Ros Co Director of Services), Pat Murtagh (Ros Co Director of Services),  Philip Fleming (Ros Co local Area Engineer), Adrian Kielty and Alan O’Connell (Ros Co Engineers), Ros Co Cllrs, Michael Mulligan (Chair), John Cummins, Liam Callaghan, Eileen Callaghan (Ros Co Area Recording Secretary)
The meeting was informed that early works have already started with removal of asbestos from the site and that further works will commence early in 2019 with approximately €200,000 available now and later provided the further applied for €2.9 million comes on stream, of which an estimated €600,00 will be required for developing the 3-storey main structure
Cllrs expressed the urgency of the project, and it was suggested that the Royal Hotel project will be a catalyst for further developments in town towards Boyle 2040

The Brexit Backstop … interpretation by Tony Conboy

A thoughtful well-researched guide to Brexit …

• So what exactly is a hard border?
• Why is the Irish Border such a big deal in Brexit?
• What exactly is the backstop?
• Why would there be a need for border checks?
• What backstop has the EU proposed as a solution?
• Does the UK like the EU’s proposed Backstop?
• Does anyone else NOT like the EU plan?
• What are the UK’s proposals for a wider EU-UK trade deal that might avoid a hard Irish border?
• What backstop has the UK proposed?
• Can a compromise be reached on the backstop?
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Eating out in the Boyle area

We have a number of very fine eateries in the Boyle area. You can be guaranteed a friendly welcome, excellent service and the very best of food from diverse menus in all of them. All establishments are taking orders now for Christmas Parties. Following here are just some of our venues, in NO PARTICULAR ORDER for eating out in the Boyle area …




Tai Chi Court Restaurant

Tara Marina Reataurant & Bar