Please Support Boyle Traders of the Day:

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

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Tony Conboy “An Oblique View”

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I am delighted to have the latest of Tony Conboy’s “An Oblique View” for you. As always, Tony casts a practiced, well-tuned eye on happenings Local, National and International.
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Roscommon Herald, August 3rd

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CAREGiver recruiting

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The Toon Team – Boyle Hotel

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RosFM Radio Station

RosFM is a volunteer lead community radio station broadcasting to mid-Roscommon on 94.6FM and around the world on www.rosfm.ie. On Tuesday afternoon between 4 & 5, the Summertime Mix Show will focus on the Boyle Arts Festival including interviews with Boyle people and information on what to expect in Boyle over the coming weeks.  Catch it while it is flying at  stream.rosfm.ie 

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Boyle Golf Club

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Boyle GAA Club – Update

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Jinny’s Bakery / McGuire’s Cottages, Drumshanbo

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Drumshanbo – Hay Bales – An Tostal 2021

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Boyle Celtic in Cup Final

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Boyle Celtic have reached their first final already, under the stewardship of new manager Jake McCrann. They will play the RDFL 50th Anniversary Cup final on Sunday 1st August at 2pm in Lecarrow. The opponents will be Ballymoe and promises to be a very close encounter.
Best wishes to Jake and his team from all at the club.
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Weather

TODAY – SUNDAY 1ST AUGUST: Dry day for most, although there will be well scattered showers, mainly near coasts. There will be a mix of cloud and sunny spells, with good sunshine in the evening for many areas. Highest temperature of 16 to 19 degrees.

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Bishop Kevin Doran to go ahead with communions, confirmations despite ban

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“The mission of the Church cannot be put on hold indefinitely,” Bishop Kevin writes.
Writing in today’s Irish Independent, the Elphin Diocese Bishop says he consulted with senior priests in his diocese and they decided the ceremonies should be held in line with public health regulations for general religious services.

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Rockingham Tree

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Tokyo 2020: Gold for O’Donovan and McCarthy

Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy wrote their names into the history books with a stirring victory in the men’s lightweight double sculls final.
The Irish duo lived up to their status as race favourites to power to victory at the Sea Forest Waterway, edging out Germany who had pushed them all the way, with Italy finishing a distant third.

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Veronica McDermott (née Casey) R.I.P.

Veronica McDermott (née Casey)The death has occurred of Veronica McDermott (née Casey), Derrymaquirk, Boyle, Peacefully, after an illness borne with great dignity at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Predeceased by her parents John and Hilda, her brother John and daughter-in-law Karen.

Survived and sadly missed by her heartbroken husband Batty, her devoted sons and daughters, Shaun, Joseph, Sharon, Tara, Hilda, Michael and Lisa, her sisters Kathleen, Barbara, Maria and Eileen, her beloved grandchildren, James, Jessica, Kevin, Tiernan, Joe, Jade, Carrie, Jonathan, Mikey, Matthew, Emily, Aine, Meabh, Casey, Donal, Tadhg and Eoin, her great-grandchildren Maeve, and Paddy, her daughter-in-law, Edel sons-in-law, Michael, Kevin, Tommy, nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, neighbours, and a wide circle of friends.
May She Rest In Eternal Peace
Veronica will lie in repose at the family home on Thursday evening, the 29th of July, from 5pm to 8pm. House private on Friday morning, please.
Veronica’s funeral cortège will leave the family home at 12.40pm on Friday morning for Mass of the Resurrection which will be celebrated in St. Joseph’s Parish Church, Boyle, at 1pm. Interment afterwards in Templeronan Cemetery. In keeping with the current restrictions and guidelines, Veronica’s Funeral will be held in private with her family, friends and neighbours. Mask wearing and social distancing to be observed at all times.
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“Bottle Cap” Street Art, Carrick on Shannon

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Feighan receives update on N4-Cootehall Turn off Junction Works

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Minister of State at the Department of Health and local FG TD Frank Feighan TD has recently been briefed on progress towards the development of a road-designed turn-off junction for Cootehall of the main N4 road between Boyle and Carrick-on-Shannon by Roscommon Co Council.
In an email from the local authority to Minister Feighan, he was informed during the week that the Departure Application has been approved by Transport Infrastructure Ireland.
Tenders have now been issued by Roscommon County Council and are due for return in the next three weeks. It is expected that a Contractor will be appointed by mid-August with work on the N4 junction turnoff to begin in late September if all goes well.
“I have been keeping a keen eye on progress and while many may consider it slow that is the nature of these procurement proceedings however slowly but surely this important piece of safety infrastructure is moving steadily” declared Minister Feighan.
“I wish to thank Roscommon Co Council for their ongoing commitment to these vital safety works, and I am glad that progress is evident which I am sure will be welcomed by the area’s residents” concluded Minister Feighan.
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Patsy Brennan R.I.P.

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John Patrick (Patsy) Brennan (The Crescent, Boyle, Co. Roscommon and ex. Roscommon Herald) – July 26, 2021. In his 90th year. Peacefully, surrounded by his family, in the loving care of the staff at Roscommon University Hospital. Predeceased by his beloved wife Rita (nee McKeon), son Donald and parents Billy and Mary Ann.
Sadly missed and very fondly remembered by his heartbroken daughter Patricia (Raftery, Castlerea), son-in-law John, daughter-in-law Jessie, granddaughter Saoirse, brother Liam, sisters Lolo (Higgins, Naas) and Betty (Leyden, Kilkenny), sister-in-law Mae, brothers-in-law Padraig and George, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, relatives and his many friends
Rest in Peace
Patsy’s cortège will leave his home on Thursday morning at 11.30am to St Joseph’s Church, Boyle for Requiem Mass at 12 noon – Max. 50. Burial afterwards in Assylinn Cemetery.
Funeral Mass can be viewed on https://www.boyleparish.ie/web-cam
HOUSE STRICTLY PRIVATE PLEASE
Due to Covid-19 restrictions Patsy’s funeral is private to family and friends. If you would like to send a message of sympathy please click on the Condolence link on RIP.ie.
The Brennan family are extremely grateful for your sympathy, support and understanding at this sad time.
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The Stairs Restaurant – Braised Beef Lunch Special

The Stairs Braised Beef LunchExcellent lunch special: Braised Lean Beef, Potato Mash, four Vegetables (peas, carrots, green beans, corn) and tasty gravy. Speedy, friendly service … every reason to call to The Stairs again sooner than later !!

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Roscommon Herald 27th July

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The Pleasure Grounds Upgrade

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Enhancement works to Boyle’s Pleasure Grounds will commence during August. Works will include widening and resurfacing Pathways, Landscaping, Footbridges and Railings, Clearing the Canal and provision of street furniture. The Grounds will be closed to the public from the 2nd August 2021 for approximately 8 weeks, though  Access to the playground area will be maintained at all times.

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Boyle Arts Festival 2021

Thursday, August 5th to  Saturday August 14th

Tickets for Boyle Arts Festival 2021 will go on sale from Thursday morning, July 29th at 10am.

The Main Exhibition is always one of the highlights of Boyle Arts Festival and this year is no exception.
Entitled ’Crossings’, the magnificent setting of King House will yet again showcase more than 130 leading artists, both established and emerging; from across the Island of Ireland. Curated by Paul McKenna, it will continue the strong North-South flavour that has characterised the exhibition annually, over the past 32 years.

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25% will not reopen indoor dining

Chief Executive of the Restaurants Association of Ireland Adrian Cummins has said that a quarter of Irish businesses will not reopen for indoor dining immediately. Bars and restaurants are preparing to restart indoor dining on Monday (26th July).
However, speaking on RTÉ’s The Business, Mr Cummins said he estimates 25% of businesses are unwilling to operate under the current guidelines.

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Job available for a house painter

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Looking for a painter in the area to paint a 2 bed apartment in Boyle to include walls ceilings woodwork. (2 bedrooms, kitchen, living room, hallway & bathroom) Please call 086 817 3629

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St. Joseph’s Parish Newsletter

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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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People ‘on hold’ for hours

Lengthy delays and disconnections have continued to blight the Government’s Digital Covid Certificate helpline, despite moves to increase capacity.

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Lilly’s field, second growth

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Sean Carty Cars, Mockmoyne, Boyle

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Boyle Abbey

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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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Roscommon Herald 20th July

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The Toon Team – Syphilis

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Please Donate

A life we all loved. Linda died suddenly at her residence on Monday 5th April 2021.
All funds raised will go directly to Irish Skin Foundation.
Please Support In Memory of Linda Fitzpatrick on www.iDonate.ie
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Please Support In Memory of Linda Fitzpatrick on www.iDonate.ie
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OFFICE STAFF NEEDED
Office staff to do 20 hours a week. Hours can be done to suit people with kids. Based on St. Patrick Street, Boyle. Duties to include bookkeeping, job allocations.
MAINTENANCE PERSON x 2
Maintenance person required on a full-time basis, company van, phone, and tools included. 40+ hours a week. MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE. Full Licence required.
• Please email info@spcireland.com, or call 086 817 3629
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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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An accident waiting to happen

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“An accident waiting to happen” has been reported by a member of the Town Team as motorists move over to the opposite side of the carriageway as they try and negotiate a series of uneven and indented manhole covers.

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Road surface from Boyle Abbey to Church Gate

Gavin Kelly wrote: “Do you know of when or if the road from Boyle Abbey to the Church gate is going to be re-surfaced. It’s in a shocking state and has been that way since Christmas week 2020 when pipe laying was carried out.
Disgrace as I have to get repair work done to my car because of it. I must send an email to them [Roscommon Co Co] but that will probably fall on deaf ears.”
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Potholes at the Boat Houses

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King House is now open

Opening Times
Monday to Saturday 11am to 5pm (last tour 4pm)
Sunday 11am to 4pm (Last tour 3pm)
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The McAleese Collection
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The Connaught Rangers Remembrance Room
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Carrowreagh Childhood

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On 29th June 2021, Sligo native Harry Keaney completed four decades as a journalist.
Harry began training as a reporter with the Roscommon Herald newspaper. 40 years to the day since Harry walked into offices of the Roscommon Herald, then on Saint Patrick Street, Boyle, where Lily Nerney was the owner and Micheal O’Callaghan was the editor.
Through the years Harry and the late photographer Christy Regan travelled the “length and breadth” of the area reporting news items and capturing images. Harry was later to write the foreword to Mary Regan’s second book of Christy’s photographs.
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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

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School Uniforms at Sheerin’s Drapery, St. Patrick Street, Boyle.

Abbey College and Primary School Uniforms Now in stock until August 24th.
Shop closing temporarily from August 25th. Re-opening 30th September. Phone 086 308 4920
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Onwards to Dublin via the N4

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Price hikes following Covid

Electricity, gas, broadband, health insurance, petrol and diesel costs are all rising.

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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 Rockingham Trio

Long gone, but never forgotten. Tommy & May Conroy, Sean Fox.

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Connaught Rangers and Boyle Connaught Rangers

• We understand 127 men from the Boyle area were killed and 500 were wounded during WW1
• 30 died in Gallipoli in 1915
• Guillemont 1916, 21 from Boyle died, most at the Somme
• 1917, 21 from Boyle were killed
• Four Wynne brothers from Mockmoyne were killed. one can hardly imagine the tragic loss to one family and the feeling of loss to their mother when she opened another “We regret to inform you” telegram from the war office !!

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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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Questions re the Connaught Rangers (CRA) in King House

#8: Was the CRA asked to vacate the Remembrance Room by 31st July at a meeting with Ros Co Co on Friday 25th June?
#7: Members of the Connaught Rangers Association based in the Boyle area have left the organisation … why?
#6: In the event of downsizing the CRA presence,  what items will be on display and where?
#5: Has the CRA consulted its own membership?
#4: If the CRA move out of King House Remembrance Room by the requested July 31st, where will the exhibits be moved to?
#3: Did the CRA or Roscommon CoCo consult or inform the people of Boyle who loaned artifacts to the exhibition?
#2: Was an executive member of Boyle Town Team made aware of possible CRA/Ros Co Co issues during September?
#1: Did Roscommon Co Co ask the CRA to vacate the Remembrance Room?

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Another Fudge ??

Let’s hope the following, as supplied to Minister Frank Feighan, is a true and full statement re the future for Connaught Rangers Association exhibitions in King House …
>>There is no mention of vacating the CRA Remembrance Room before 31st July (as indicated at last Friday’s meeting between RCC and CRA officials
>> Items to be moved to Galway
>>The Silversmith’s display.
• Hi Frank,
Please find below an official statement from Rosocmmon Co Co on the matter
Best regards
Eiméar
Roscommon County Council successfully secured funding for upgrade works to be carried out in King House. As part of these works the Connaught Rangers Exhibition, together with other exhibitions, will be reinterpreted and rejuvenated. This work will enhance and modernise the current Connaught Rangers Exhibition enabling the story of those who served and sacrificed their lives to be told to visitors to Boyle and King House, for many years to come. Consultation has been and will continue to be ongoing with the Connaught Rangers Association on any developments.
**PLEASE STAY TUNED … MORE TO FOLLOW**

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Lough Key Forest Park 27th June

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The Bug Hotel …

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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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Summer Sessions at Coleman Music Centre, Gurteen, Co. Sligo.

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The Wednesday Summer Session will continue this year on July 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th at 8.30pm Adm €10 . Also this year we have added new Lunchtime Concerts which take place on July 23rd, July 30th at 1pm. Adm € 5. Booking is essential call 071 9182599.
The Visitor Centre and Music Shop are open all year round Monday to Saturday 10am to 5.30pm. Phone 071 9182599 or log on to www.colemanirishmusic.com.

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The Toon Team, cover-ups

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Rockingham, flowers at the First Gate

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Riverside Flowers

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“Up and Away” again today from Ireland West Airport Knock

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Ryanair services to London Gatwick and Luton, and flights to Liverpool have resumed, following the suspension of flights since last January due to the global pandemic. Only essential air travel is permitted at present.
• Marketing Manager with the airport, Donal Healy says this is a very welcome development, and he is looking forward to July 19th, when non-essential travel can resume
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Municipal Districts Funding Scheme 2021

The sum of €73,000 is available to each of the three Municipal Districts (Athlone, Roscommon and Boyle) in 2021. This funding has not been allocated to specific projects and provides elected members with discretionary funding to allocate to projects that aim to benefit communities in the Municipal District.

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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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Boyle Harbour

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FRAUD – 083 NUMBERS AND VOICEMAILS

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A number of calls were received at Boyle Garda Station from concerned members of the public who had received phone calls allegedly from numbers starting with the following digits of 087 2874**** or 087 246**** where the person was purporting to be from An Garda Síochána.

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Progress on The Royal building 15th June

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St. Joseph’s Church, Boyle

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The Royal, 10th June

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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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Boyle Man to Serve on Prestigious Irish American Committee

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Boyle, Co. Roscommon native, Hilary Beirne, recently became the newest member of the Irish Ad Hoc Committee to Protect the Good Friday Agreement (GFA), in Washington D.C. He was selected to join the bipartisan committee, which is dedicated to protecting the Good Friday Agreement and maintain an open border on the island of Ireland, based on his recognized leadership among the Irish diaspora in the United States.

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The Toon Team – McGahern

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PRIMARY SCHOOL IRISH CAMPS 2021

DRUMSHANBO 5TH – 9TH JULY
MOHILL 19TH TO 23RD OF JULY
BOYLE 26TH – 30TH JULY
CARRICK ON SHANNON 9TH – 13TH AUGUST
Gearr chúrsa Gaeltachta 5 lá pacáilte le spraoi agus spóirt trí mheán na Gaeilge deartha go speisialta do scoláirí bunscoile.
A specially designed fun-packed 5 day mini Gaeltacht course for primary pupils all through the medium of Irish in your area.
COURSE DESCRIPTION
Our extremely successful mini summer Gaeltacht course for primary students continues this year following strict social distancing and hygiene rules as recommended by the HSE . This course allows primary pupils to take part in a Gaeltacht-like experience for 5 fun-packed days through the medium of Irish.
Limited places this year so book early to avoid disappointment.
Activities include; Sport, Cookery, Art, Music, and Dancing.
For further information email – cursasamhraidh2021@gmail.com

Soccer and GAA Clubs join forces in Boyle for innovative ‘Joint Development Draw’

Boyle Celtic and Boyle GAA have come together for the purpose of a fundraising draw to help with the upgrading of their facilities. Boyle actor Chris O’Dowd did the voiceover for a promotional video that has gone up on the official website: www.winacarandholiday.ie

First Prize:
• WIN A NEW 212 NISSAN QASHQAI
• A FAMILY HOLIDAY TO THE 5* FOTA ISLAND RESORT WORTH €3,000
• €1,000 HOLIDAY SPENDING MONEY
• €3,000 DONATED TO YOUR CHOSEN CHARITY

Extra bonus prizes for those who buy tickets early:
• A weekend trip for two to New York to the value of €1,500
• A River Shannon Boat holiday to the value of €1,000
• 2 Tickets to the 2021 All-Ireland Hurling or Football final (subject to Covid-19 restrictions) and overnight accommodation in Dublin plus flights, 2 tickets to a Manchester United home game in the 2021/22 season and overnight accommodation in Manchester
• A weekend trip to an Irish Luxury Hotel and Spa break (total value €800).

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Now that summer is here and the country is beginning to emerge from lockdown, that long-awaited holiday may finally be around the corner.
• But there’s a chance you could make it extra special this year by winning a break to the beautiful five-star Fota Island Resort in Cork, with €1,000 spending money in your back pocket and a brand new Nissan Qashqai to take you there.
• That is the wonderful prize on offer in an innovative new Draw that has seen Boyle’s soccer and GAA clubs join together in a spirit of post-Covid solidarity. In addition, the winner will also have an opportunity to lend a helping hand to a worthy cause, with a €3,000 cheque to donate to a charity of their choice.

Extension of commercial rates waiver

Fianna Fáil Senator for Roscommon/Galway Eugene Murphy has welcomed the fact that the Government has announced an extension of the current commercial rates waiver for an additional 3 months, covering July to September.

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Just to make you hungry 🙂 🙂

They say you eat first with your eyes. That being the case, you will appreciate these photos of Tai Chi Court Chinese / An Craoibhin / Open Table / King House Tea Rooms meals available in Boyle for you when we get back to inside dining …
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Even the mighty will fall

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Eating out – a delight …

Supermac's Irish Breakfast

I can highly recommend Supermac’s ‘Irish breakfast’ !!!
I had good reason to be in the area, and called to Supermac’s, Cortober, Carrick-on-Shannon for their freshly cooked (no bain-marie stuff) takeaway meal.
• €7.35 complete with 2 eggs, 2 sausages, 2 white & 2 black puddings, 2 lean rashers, 2 toast, tomato, tea, condiments … and importantly, friendly service.

FRAUD – 083 NUMBERS AND VOICEMAILS

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In March and April 2021 there has been a substantial increase in victims receiving “phishing” phone calls from people purporting to be from the H.S.E, Tusla, Gardaí and social protection entities or Government Departments etc.
The victim receives a phone call initially or a voicemail from a 083 number. The voicemail is usually an automated voice advising them to press 1. Once the victim selects a number they are put through to a person who advises them that their PPS number or their bank account has been used in some serious crime – in most cases, it has been money laundering or drug trafficking. Some victims are led to believe that there is a warrant for their arrest in existence. The victim is then advised that their accounts are compromised in some way or implicated in a crime and in order to make their money safe their money will need to be moved to a different account. In a number of recent cases, the victims were persuaded to download apps and allow remote access to their laptops. Allowing fraudsters to have access to their personal data and online banking. They then move money into different accounts. In a few cases where the victim became suspicious and questioned the legitimacy of the call they received callbacks from numbers that appeared to be official Garda numbers, mainly Headquarters at the Phoenix Park
In all cases what the fraudster wants is a victim’s personal data and control of their bank account in order to steal money from them. Fraudsters use deception to influence and manipulate victims into divulging personal information that may be used for fraudulent purposes.
Community Gardaí – Crime Prevention Advices:
• Always say “NO” to unsolicited callers or texters seeking private information about you. Private information includes your name, address, date of birth, family details, bank account numbers, PIN, Passwords. Do not try to return missed calls to these unknown numbers.
• Independently verify any requests for information and never use the contact details supplied to you by the caller or texter. Independent means independent of the caller or texter.
• The caller may already have some information about you so don’t trust them because they use your name or other personal information.
• An Garda Síochána or your bank will never look for your banking PIN number or password or ask you to transfer money or come to your home to collect your payment card, cheque book, or cash.
• If you are worried or in doubt about anything please don’t hesitate to contact your local Garda Station or local Community Garda for advice.
• In an effort to prevent these crimes from happening, Gardai are also asking members of the public to inform more vulnerable people about these scams and how they operate.

Courtyard Market

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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 !!

 

The Violin by Alex Pentek

The Violin by Alex PentekThe steel sculpture on the N5 Bypass outside Longford Town by Alex Pentek represents the upper portion of a giant 20m long violin as if it has been partly unearthed by the newly cut-away embankment. Using a bold, elegant, yet simple visual language this idea aims to communicate Longford’s rich musical heritage as both an expression and as part of the surrounding landscape.

Rockingham, Boyle

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County councillors to get €8,000, a 50% pay increase

City and county councillors will get an 8,000 euro a year pay rise from the 1st of July.
They are currently paid just over 17,000 euro a year – but this will rise to 25,000 euro a year over the summer … a 50% pay rise !!

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.

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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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The Royal Hotel 12th May

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Contractors’ containers have moved onto the site … Please note, the scaffolding is on a different building.

Stride-Beyond Coaching

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Boyle Chamber of Commerce – reopening best wishes

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Boyle Chamber of Commerce wishes all businesses and services that are returning to normal trading every success on your re-opening. To those of you who cannot yet open up fully, we hope it won’t be long until you can.
There are many supports available to businesses arising from the unique circumstances of Covid-19 and these are continuously evolving.
Devine and Company, Accountants have advised the below as being the most useful and up-to-date websites. Each of you may be impacted in different ways and the supports have certain timeframes and various criteria to satisfy.
You can also seek advice and guidance from your own Advisors or Local Enterprise Office in Roscommon.
Best Wishes for a safe opening.

Ladies football

Boyle Celtic Clubhouse

Ladies football returning this Monday 10th May from 8pm-9pm at Boyle Celtic Astro pitch.⚽️
EVERYONE welcome – no experience necessary, even if you’ve never kicked a football in your life or just in years, it’s a lot of fun and some great outdoor exercise.

Stewarts Oil

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“May Green” – if there is a named colour

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Siobhan Gallagher Coaching

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40 Shades of Green – Lough Key Forest Park

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Sean Carty Cars

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Maple Drive, May 2021

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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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Drumderrig House Nursing Home

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Boyle Courthouse

Boyle Courthouse

Brogans totalhealth Pharmacy

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

Boles of Boyle

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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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Ardcarne Garden Centre

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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 …

Abbey Haven Care Centre & Nursing Home

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.”