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The death has occurred of 4-year-old Zoe O’MAHONEY, Swords, Dublin

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July 1st, 2020 (peacefully) under the care of the medical and nursing staff at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin. Beloved daughter of Alan and Carmel and sister of baby Holly. Sadly missed by her loving parents, sister, grandparents John, Catherine, Margaret (Boyle) and Fred, uncles, aunts, cousins, relatives and friends.
** May Zoe Rest In Peace **
Due to government advice regarding public gatherings, a private funeral will take place on Monday (July 6th). The funeral cortege will drive past Zoe’s home at 2 p.m. en route to the funeral service. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired to Aoife’s Clown Doctors.
“Beautiful Zoe turned 4 years in January. She went to her forever sleep in her parents arms… Forever 4 years… Forever broken hearts… Forever missed… Forever loved…”

Holidays in Ireland this year …

Due to the unsafe situation, most people prefer holidays in their own country this year. No tedious flights, enjoying the beauty and advantages of your own country and at the same time investing your holiday budget in your own economy.
What could be nicer than spending your holidays in your own country !!

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Weather

TODAY – FRIDAY 3rd JULY: Cloudy and breezy today with outbreaks of rain and drizzle, the low cloud will make it misty over the hills and the rain will be heavy at times. Highest temperatures of 15 to 17 degrees in fresh and gusty southwest winds, easing a little later in the day.

The 8 at 8: Friday

Here’s all the news you need to know this morning.

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ZIPIT – Lough Key Forest Park

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Shannen wrote: “We re-opened Zipit Forest Adventures on the 29th June and we’re just trying to get the word out that our outdoor high ropes park is open for business again. We’ve made many changes to comply with Covid Regulations, the main one being reduced numbers. But we are keen to get all our staff back into full employment and to hit the ground running. – just one mention on your pages could give us the boost we need! Please let me know if you need any further information.”

Boyle Cistercian Abbey

Although Boyle Abbey is closed now while essential maintenance works are in progress, you are invited to take a ‘virtual tour’ with the following video and slideshow.

In 1161, the Cistercian monks established Boyle Abbey. The abbey, which was completed around 1220, was laid out according to the usual Cistercian plan. Today, only small parts of the cloister remain. The Elizabethans converted it into barracks in 1592 and the Cromwellians besieged it in 1645. Despite its ruined state, the abbey continues to be an excellent example of Ireland’s early Cistercian foundations.

Ardcarne Garden Centre

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“We’re delighted to be returning to some normality here at Ardcarne Garden Centre and hope that with everyone’s help and care things will continue to get better. We know that gardening has been a lifeline for many this year especially during lock down and gardens have become valued places of peace and solace.
Ardcarne Garden Cafe Cafe: The Cafe at our Boyle branch is undergoing a kitchen update and will be open very shortly, we hope by mid-July…”

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Frank Feighan TD, appointed as a Minister for State – Wednesday July 1st

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“I am absolutely delighted to have been appointed as a Minister for State at the Department of Health with responsibility for Public Health, Well Being and the National Drugs Strategy tonight by the Taoiseach and the Tánaiste.
After 18 years of serving my constituents in the Oireachtas as TD and Senator, it is an honour and a privilege now to have been selected to serve as a Minister in Government. I will seek to represent my country to the very best of my ability, and I look forward to getting down to work at the Department of Health tomorrow morning.
Thank you for all your support.
Frank 🇮🇪”

An Craoibhin

An Craoibhin

“Happy to announce that we will be opening back up on Monday the 6th of July for regular service, measurements will be put in place.
Looking forward to seeing you all back again”

Boyle Community Tennis Doubles Restarting

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Commencing next week you can book into one of the following:
– Wednesday mornings social doubles tennis from 11am.
– Tuesday evenings beginners and improvers doubles from 7-9pm.
– Thursday evenings competitive doubles from 7-9pm.

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Boyle Chamber of Commerce

ChamberSiobhan wrote: Following on from the re-opening Boyle survey conducted by Boyle Enterprise Centre, it was noted that many businesses are unaware of the Covid 19 supports available including financial assistance and mentoring. We encourage businesses to visit https://dbei.gov.ie/en/What-We-Do/Supports-for-SMEs/COVID-19-supports/ and check what may be applicable or available to each business. Businesses who have been paying rates on their premises during 2019 should visit the link below with detail of Covid 19 Rates rebate grant.
http://www.roscommoncoco.ie/en/Services/COVID-19-Services-Updates/Rates/Covid-19-Business-Restart-Grant.html
This grant is the equivalent to the rates bill of your business in 2019, with a minimum payment of €2,000 and a maximum payment of €10,000. The survey also found an interest in training to devise and update Health & Safety statements with the new Covid requirements. This training will be organised in July, details to follow.
If Businesses are interested in other areas of training please email info@Boyleenterprise.com. Support may be available.

#YourCouncilDay – Wednesday 1st July 2020

The innovative work carried out by the staff of Roscommon County Council during the Covid-19 crisis will be highlighted on #YourCouncilDay, Wednesday July 1st.

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King House Tearooms, on King House grounds

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Open from 9am for tasty breakfasts and lunches … 6 days every week

The Bazaar, Bridge Street

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A comfortable, covered garden space to share a chat and refreshments with friends. Cheese and Spring Onion Scones are new menu items and are highly recommended !!

Tai Chi Court Chinese Restaurant

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Tai Chi Court Chinese open for sitdown meals in the restaurant. Open from 5pm 6 days (closed Tuesdays). Pictured was my Beef Black Pepper with Udon Noodles.

Alcoholics Anonymous

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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.”

Roscommon Herald 30th June

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Boyle and county-wide news, photos, articles, advertising and comment from a team of professionals. Your copy is available now.

Scoil na nAingeal Naofa

This is the 5th and 6th class contribution to the Music Generation project. Their song is called “Embrace the Change” ( Huge thanks to the Music Generation Ellen Glennon, Katriona Bouchier, Paul Shanagher, and Johnny McGlynn )and their fantastic teachers Ms.O Donnell, Ms.Bardon, Ms. Phealan and Ms. McManus. Well done to all involved. We wish all our students & staff a wonderful summer.
Congratulations to our 6th class girls who graduated yesterday. We would like to wish the girls happiness and success as they ’embrace the change’, with the strength and courage to face all their future challenges

Tony Conboy “An Oblique View”

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Tai Chi Chinese Restaurant, Bridge Street, Boyle

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Erita Nails & Beauty

Erita reopening

Marian Shrine, Carrick Road, Boyle

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Greenheart CBD Flax Seed Blend

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Available at the Courtyard Market, King House Grounds, Saturdays 10am-2pm
• Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that occur naturally in cannabis plants. When cannabinoids come into contact with human systems and chemicals it triggers physiological actions. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the best-known compound due to its psychoactive qualities, while cannabidiol (CBD) appears to play the most significant role in the plant’s medicinal benefits.

Boyle TidyTowns Monster Clean Up Saturday 11th July

Boyle TidyTowns are looking for your help with the monster clean up of our beautiful town on 11th July from 12 noon to 3 pm. Specific areas around the town have been identified and we’d really love to see lots of people come out to help make this a successful cleanup. (We will need at least 80 so please spread the word!)
• We are asking for the support of all organisations/businesses and clubs if at all possible to please come out in force.
• We will meet in the Royal/Post Office car park at 12 noon, please bring gloves brushes, spades and wheelbarrows.

View from the Gaelic Chieftain

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King House Slideshow

Galleries and ‘other cultural outlets’ will reopen to the public from July 20th.
Meanwhile here is a King House mini slideshow to serve as a reminder of what will be available to visitors.
Situated in the centre of Boyle, King House has had a varied history over 300 years but is now fully restored. King House was built for Sir Henry King MP (c.1681–1739) between 1720 and 1740. It was subsequently home to Edward King MP (1726–97), first earl of Kingston.During its lifetime many different people have lived in the house and it has had many different roles: as a family home, a military barracks, an office, and even a store. The house retains a seventeenth-century fortified character that must have served it well when it was adopted by the Connaught Rangers and Roscommon Militia at the turn of the nineteenth century

Boyle Cistercian Abbey

In 1161, the Cistercian monks established Boyle Abbey. The abbey, which was completed around 1220, was laid out according to the usual Cistercian plan.
Today, only small parts of the cloister remain. The Elizabethans converted it into barracks in 1592 and the Cromwellians besieged it in 1645. Despite its ruined state, the abbey continues to be an excellent example of Ireland’s early Cistercian foundations.

Visit Lough Key Forest Park – now and later

Lough Key Forest Park is located in an area of great historical interest and is comprised of vast woodland and numerous islands. There is reference to Castle Island in the annals of Lough Ce as early as 1184. During this time the park was called Moylurg and the Kings of Moylurg were the McDermotts. The McDermott’s official residence was on The Rock, now called Castle Island. As space was limited on this small island they had another residence on the mainland where the Moylurg Tower stands today.

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Foliage looking great in Boyle Town Centre … thanks to a dedicated team including Mandy, Donie and Teresa !!

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Famine Altar, Boyle.

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I visited our lovely Famine Altar. In the evening sun, a photograph was out of the question. The overgrown foliage around the site made it difficult to view the altar. Instead, here is a photo I took of the altar 5 years ago. I have a memory of the altar and steps being put in place but have forgotten its history. !!