Please support our Boyle Traders of the Day, 23rd January 2019
Abbey Haven Nursing Home : Ardcarne Garden Centre : Boles of Boyle : Clarke’s Bar & Restaurant : Drumderrig Nursing Home
Dramatic sky Assylinn / Mockmoyne 16th January
Ardcarne Garden Centre Newsletter
“The recent mild weather has encouraged early flowers and quite a few winter and early spring flowers, especially hellebores. These tough perennials really are invaluable for their colourful blooms in the depths of winter. We’ve some very exciting new varieties just in stock such as ‘Anna’s Red’, ‘Penny’s Pink’ and ‘Molly’s White’ – do call in and check them out.”
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.
Ardcarne Garden Centre
FREE Composting & Recycling Event, Ardcarne Garden Centre Boyle & Roscommon Town, Saturday 26th January from 11.30am – 12.30 pm. Discover how to transform garden and kitchen waste into nutrient-rich compost for your plants and other ways to re-use and recycle in the garden. Free Event – All Welcome.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade Meeting
St Patrick’s day committee meeting at 8pm tonight (Wednesday) in Boyle Enterprise Centre. If any new members would like to join the committee we’d love for them to attend.
The Landed Estates of County Roscommon
This is a 276 page ‘must read’ book, full of information and photographs from bygone years. Get your copy at Una Bhan Tourism on the grounds of King House
Houses for Sale in Boyle
Roscommon Herald 15th January
Receptionist / Legal Secretary required in Boyle
Henry J. Wynne & Co. Solicitors wish to recruit a Receptionist / Legal Secretary for their Boyle Office.
This position is a part-time permanent role with IMMEDIATE START..
The successful applicant will have :
• Experience in a Legal/Office environment (preferably Legal but not essential)
• Exceptional Telephone Skills and experience dealing with the Public is essential.
• Excellent IT, Organisational and Interpersonal Skills
Applications to be submitted in the strictest of confidence to:
The Managing Partner
Henry J. Wynne & Co.
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS IS TUESDAY 5th FEBRUARY 2019
€8,700 funding for Men’s Sheds in County Roscommon
Senator Frank Feighan has welcomed total funding of almost €8,700 for four Men’s Sheds in County Roscommon. The funding has been announced by the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring.
“I warmly welcome this funding. The beneficiaries and their funding allocations are:
• Ballaghaderreen: Rewiring of building, €2,992
• Ballyleague: the purchase of a cultivator, €1,671
• Boyle: Computer equipment, €2,362
• Castlerea: Water harvesting system for garden, tools, eve-runs and floor boards €1,671
“I echo the sentiments of Minister Ring who said Men’s Sheds offer a safe, comfortable and inclusive environment where men of all ages can share skills, work on meaningful projects and connect with their communities.
“Men’s sheds are renowned for their work on community projects, as well as their capacity to advance the health and wellbeing of individual members. Today’s funding allocations are richly deserved.”
Contact: Senator Feighan, 086 833 1234.
Boyle Golf Club update, January 14th
Theft from Car at Lough Key Forest Park
A viewer wrote: “My car was broken into in Lough Key around 3.30 today (Sunday 13th). My handbag was taken and my passport was in it along with wallet, leather gloves (which were a Christmas gift! ) drivers license and all the usual stuff. I reckon the bag was dumped and they took the wallet to use in a few shops in Carrick before I cancelled it. BUT could you post on you FB page that if anyone finds a passport/large black leather handbag in the park to let me know?”
Social Media reports other car thefts at Rockingham, both inside and outside the Lough Key Visitor (Moylurg Rockingham) area.
It would appear that the €4 euro and annual €35 parking passes DO NOT include car park supervision. Disappointingly, CCTV cameras ARE NOT available to help protect the hundreds of cars and the owners who pay for parking every week.
View from the bridge over the N4 – 11th January
Blast from the past – Cunningham’s Hotel, Boyle
Fire at Shannon Key West Hotel – suspected arson attack
Shannonside News: A blaze broke out at about 8pm in the Shannon Key West, Rooskey, which is earmarked for 80 asylum-seekers. Informed sources suggest an incendiary device, was thrown in a rear window to start it.
Buying Goods Online
We are delighted to publish the return of the CIS ‘Know Your Rights’ column. Through the months ahead, realboyle will feature articles that will concern you and yours. To follow this month: “Pay for public holidays” …
I have ordered a few presents online. Can I return them if I change my mind when I get them?
If you bought your goods from a business based in the EU, they are covered by the EU Directive on Consumer Rights.
Classes recommencing on Wednesday 16th in Convent Primary School Gym.
Pilates Beginner/intermediate 6 -7pm
Run Free 7 – 8pm
• Pilates is a great way of improving Core strength and stability, increasing flexibility and joint mobility, balance and general well being.
• Run Free is a movement class combining the principles of Pilates with strength, conditioning and flexibility specific to running, with the aim of improving performance and reducing the risk of injury.
For inquiries or book please contact Ann 086 308 8873
Nineteen Bar and Grill – Rohais De Haut, St. Peter’s Port, Guernsey.
For no other reason than I have eaten there, enjoyed this golf club restaurant … and for 2019 propose publishing menus now and again from various cafes and restaurants, local, national and international as I find them on the Internet.
• Eating is something we must do frequently, and eating out can be a special treat if your chosen venue is warm, welcoming and offering good service and food
Meningitis warning issued after three deaths
Irish Times: The Health Service Executive (HSE) has appealed to the public to be vigilant for the symptoms of meningitis after three people died from the condition in the past three weeks. Eleven cases of meningococcal meningitis have been notified to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) since the last week in December. Three of those patients died directly due to the infection.
Facebook/Twitter Updates from our local politicians
Minister Denis Naughten [Facebook…][Twitter…] Eugene Murphy TD [Facebook…][Twitter…] Michael Fitzmaurice TD [Facebook…][Twitter…] Senator Maura Hopkins [Facebook…][Twitter…] Senator Frank Feighan [Facebook…][Twitter…] Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan MEP [Facebook…][Twitter…] Mairead McGuinness MEP [Facebook…][Twitter…]
Roscommon Co Council’s multimillion-euro rental bill revealed
Shannonside News: In total, Roscommon County Council paid more than €2.4 million in 2015, 2016 and 2017, while the bill for the first 11 months of 2018 was almost €2.2 million.
The article doesn’t state why rents needed to be paid now that the Council’s ‘new’ HQ is functioning in Roscommon Town. I have been informed that payments are in respect of payments made by them to private landlords for housing accommodation for tenants under the RAS Scheme, and nothing to do with rent for office accommodation.
Shannonside FM buys two stations
Shannonside News: The company which owns Shannonside/Northern Sound has agreed a deal to purchase Clare FM and take a controlling share in Tipp FM, subject to regulatory approval.
Join Dr. Wilma Lourens at Ardcarne Garden Centre, Boyle, Saturday 19th January 11am – 12.30pm for another talk on how to reduce your risk of developing cognitive decline or Alzheimer’s. This talk will focus on the importance of foods, eating patterns and the importance of exercise. Dr. Lourens will also be joined by Raluca Tuluianu, a qualified physical activity coach. €10 per person. To book a place contact Ardcarne Garden Centre Boyle 07196 67091 or just call in on the day.
Tai Chi Lions
Boyle residents and visitors will be familiar with this pair of magnificent stone-carved lions at the entrance to Tai Chi Court Chinese Restaurant on Bridge Street, Boyle
Feighan welcomes €30,000 funding for Boyle Tennis Club and Boyle Family Resource Centre
Senator Frank Feighan has warmly welcomed a total of €30,000 in funding for Boyle Tennis Club and Boyle Family Resource Centre under the Department of Rural & Community Development’s Community Enhancement Programme (CEP).
“Boyle Family Resource Centre has been allocated €20,000 for the upgrade of its building while the tennis club is to receive €10,000 for the enhancement of its pavilion.
“This is great news for both beneficiaries of the CEP which helps support important work in many communities, such as in Boyle. I am continuing to work closely with Minister Ring to ensure North Roscommon continues to benefit from valuable programmes such as this one.
“This funding announcement is very welcome news for Boyle and further evidence that the town remains very high on the Government’s radar when it comes to investment.”
Primary Care Centre, Elphin Street, Boyle
Ardcarne Garden Centre – Seasonal Colour 2nd January
2018 : Lowest and highest temperatures
• The lowest grass temperature of 2018 was recorded at the Markree weather station in Sligo. A temperature of -13.2C was documented there on the 20th of March after a spell of snow the day after St Patrick’s Day.
• Temperatures soared to 32C at the Shannon weather station on June 28th , the highest daily maximum at the airport since 1946.
Plans for realboyle in 2019
Continuing as we do with selected news items (Local, National and International), comments, photographs, video, cartoons, graphics, special correspondents articles, our own inhouse-designed customer adverts, we will add 3 new services for our viewers and supporters … Animated Advert Movies, interviews with personalities and a Bulk Email Service. We will also continue to publish brief reports on happenings at Boyle Municipal District bi-monthly meetings and of course headlines from TV, radio stations, newspapers and magazines. Please log in frequently for our frequent updates …
Australia’s wonderful place names
Australians choose appropriate place names. Here is a selection that may prove the point:
• “The Great Sandy Desert” in North Western Australia also has a partner in “The Little Sandy”
• Then there is a large Barrier Reef they called it “The Great Barrier Reef”
• Binnaway NSW – I bet no one forgets to
• Chinaman’s Knob – Name of a hill in Victoria
• Eggs and Bacon Bay – TAS You’d be dissapointed if they didn’t serve a great brekky at the local cafe.
• Foul Bay SA – Apparently a much nicer place than the name implies and how can you go wrong when it’s just down the road from Tiddy Widdy Beach!
• Orange NSW – And what do they grow there? Apples of course!
• Tittybong, VIC – If your looking, it’s just north of Teddywaddy
• Tom Ugly NSW – Named after an aboriginal man that apparently wasn’t ugly at all
The one I like most has to be …
• “Lake Disappointment” in Western Australia, an 82,000-acre lake typically dry except during very wet periods like in 1900
2018 / 2019
Boyle will look forward to another year of County-Council/government-generated goodies and local events planned by Boyle Community Activists and hard working Committees.
Through 2018 we enjoyed the announcement of the County Council’s 2040 plan for the town and a number of very successful local events including the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Boyle Arts Festival, Boyle Musical etc., continued sports club volunteerism and successes, a hotter summer with increased tourism numbers, the fact that most of us are still alive to enjoy the approaching New Year 2019 and the town we love so well.
Rural Ireland (including Boyle) to get a leg up
In October of this year, the government said that six towns in rural Ireland had been picked to receive €100,000 as an invitation to “develop innovative proposals to encourage more people to live in rural town centres”.
The towns chosen for the scheme were Boyle, Co Roscommon; Callan, Co Kilkenny; Ballinrobe, Co Mayo; Banagher, Co Offaly; Castleblayney, Co Monaghan; Cappoquin, Co Waterford.
Announcing the move, Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring said these six would act as a pilot scheme for far more funding to be provided to rural Ireland in the future.
Roscommon Hospital Minor Injury Unit
Shannonside News: “The Injury Unit is open from 8am to 8pm, 365 days per year to treat a wide range of injuries which are non-life or non-limb threatening as an alternative to visiting an Emergency Department. It is staffed by doctors, advanced nurse practitioners and nurses with the average turnaround time for seeing and treating patients less than 60 minutes.”
Clarke’s Bar & Restaurant
Mayo Roscommon Hospice
View from the Bridge over the N4
Redevelopment of the Royal Hotel Site
Wednesday 12th December: 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 Stairs Gastro Pub – Sunday Lunch
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?
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 …