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Seamus O’Gara R.I.P.

The death has occurred of Seamus O’GARA, Copse, Boyle Peacefully at Sligo Regional Hospital. Sadly missed by his loving wife Margaret, daughters Deirdre and Stephanie, sons Shane and Damien, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, brothers, sisters, neighbours and a large…


Superfoods

What are superfoods? We’ve had a look at the best available research to see if the health claims of 10 popular “superfoods” add up. Click on the foods listed below to see the evidence: blueberries : goji berries : chocolate : oily fish : wheatgrass : pomegranate juice : green tea : broccoli : garlic : beetroot The…


Abbey Haven Nursing Home – spring lambs

Abbey Haven Nursing Home, Boyle Full on the joys of spring, residents at Abbey Haven Care & Nusing Home, Boyle are delighted to have two spring lambs on the campus. “It’s like home from home” a farming background resident commented…


Abbey Community College GAA

Abbey Community College GAA Best of luck to Abbey Community College Ladies Junior team who will play in the Connacht Junior C Final against Colaiste Bhaile Chlair, Claregalway in the Centre of Excellence, Ballyhaunis, 10th March, at 11:30am.



HACCP Course on Friday

HACCP Course on Friday 11th March A HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) Level 1 & 2 Food Hygiene Course will take place on Boyle Enterprise Centre on this Friday March 11th from 9.30/4.30 For more information or to book…


St. Patrick’s Day Parade

St. Patrick’s Day Parade St Patrick’s Day is fast approaching, and the Boyle Parade will commence at 3pm on Thursday 17th March, starting at Mockmoyne, via Bridge Street, to the Crescent. Entry forms for floats are available at Una Bhan…


MK Financial – Hot Topic #2

Investing for a return on your capital With interest rates so low at the moment and DIRT tax of 41% to be paid, it means there is little or no return on your deposits. To achieve real growth on your…


Boyle Chamber Lotto Results

Boyle Chamber Lotto Results, Monday March 7th 2016  Numbers drawn: 3, 9, 26, 27 Match Three winners: None – €260 next week Jackpot winner: None Thank you to all who support the draw Next draw Monday March 14th at 11.00pm…


“Fall in Love with Boyle” prize winners

“Fall in Love with Boyle” window display prize winners realboyle photo: Chantelle Kennedy and Sheila Kelly, Pure Flowers The winners of the window display held during the recent “Fall in Love with Boyle” weekend were presented with tokens of appreciation…


Local Link Transport Forum Meeting

Local Link Transport Forum Meeting Please come along to the meeting in King House at 2pm on Wednesday 9th March. This will be a meeting to discuss the availability of rural transport (already in operation but many people in the…



St. Joseph’s National School

St. Joseph’s Boys National School Raising of the flag ceremony on Tuesday 15th March at 11.15am for Proclamation Day. A student in the school related to Seán Mac Diarmada. His name is Mason Prior. Seán Mac Diarmads’s mother and his grandfather’s…


March Photos through the years

Popular Boyle couple Tommy & Joan Egan celebrated a special event during March 2010 View realboyle.com photos published each year during the month of March [2015…] [2014…] [2013…] [2012…] [2011…] [2010…] [2009…] [2008…]


Roscommon Herald Tuesday 8th March

Front page: Naughten confirms he is interested in being the next Ceann Comhairle Page 2: Editor Christina McHugh muses “…it’s those of us who have paid water charges who are incensed” “… while the ‘don’t pay, won’t pay’ lobby sits…


Galilee Community, Tintagh, Boyle

The last of the Tuesdays celebrating Lent and the Year of Mercy will take place in Galilee Community on Tuesday, March 8th at 8pm. Theme : “MERCY – A LENS ON THE WORLD.”


€3,000 funding for Boyle Arts Festival

Shannonside FM report: Eight festivals in the Shannonside region have been approved for festival funding. This funding is part of a national €1,000,000 investment in festivals through Fáilte Ireland which was announced by the Minister of State for Tourism and Sport,…



For Sale or Lease in Boyle

For Sale or Lease as going concern – Hair & More Hair Salon, Main Street, Boyle. For full details please call Tom Cunningham on 086 231 8734, or auctioneers Vincent Egan on 071 966 2464


Boyle Celtic – football tonight

Boyle Celtic U14s girls football kicks-off tonight at 7.15 against Gurteen Celtic This is the clubs very first girls competitive game at any level so come down any support the girls. All the very best to all Girls involved and the…


Ardcarne Garden Centre

FREE Fruit Growing Event at Ardcarne Garden Centre, Boyle this Saturday 12th March from 11am – 12 noon. Discover how easy it is to grow your own fruit, which are the best varieties and an easy guide to pruning.


Boyle GAA Updates

Tickets are currently on sale for the Club’s  fundraiser, a Draw for a most attractive 5 day return trip for two to New York for the Roscommon v New York Connacht Senior Football Championship. Other prizes in the draw include…


St Patrick’s Day

Graphic: Sean O’Dowd St Patrick’s Day is fast approaching, and the Boyle Parade will commence at 3pm on Thursday 17th March, starting at Mockmoyne, via Bridge Street, to the Crescent. Entry forms for floats are available at Una Bhan Craft…


Bright Sparks Quiz

Bright Sparks Quiz 2016 If you were there last year you’ll remember the great night of fun and entertainment, if not join us this year, and battle for the title of The Bright Sparks! Boyle chamber/Boyle TM are appealing to…


Emergency Services

Ambulance Service: Tel: 021 420 9888 Fire Brigade Station: Marian Road, Boyle. Tel: 071 966 2067 Garda Station: Military Road, Tel: 071 966 4620 / 071 966 4627 Boyle Garda Station is the red brick building located on Military Road,…


Boyle Garda Station Opening Hours

Boyle Garda Station is the red brick building located on Military Road, 200 metres from Boyle Abbey,  on the left, between the Abbey and Main Street Sunday: 11am – 1pm Monday: 12noon – 5pm and 8pm – 10pm Tuesday: 12noon…


Battle Of The Celts

Sunday, March 13th: Lough Gara Stables & Country Pursuits, Lisserlough, Boyle • Enter your clan! Teams of four from your business, local pub, club or group of friends. Protect the O’Gara heartland and claim the shield !! • “In Battle…


Boyle Diary

Tuesday 8th : Parish Pastoral Council Meeting in the Resource Centre at 8pm Wednesday 9th :  Family Life Centre 10am – 12pm, 10am – 2pm Entertaining with Flair : Inspiring menus for everyday cooking, cook with flair not effort! Every day is…






Water disruption – Saturday 5th March

Water disruption – Saturday 5th March Roscommon County Council and Irish Water wish to advise consumers served by the Boyle Ardcarne Water Supply Scheme in the Deerpark area, that they will experience disruption to their water supply on 5th March,…


Mattimoes Bar, Boyle for Lease or Sale

Mattimoes Bar & Lounge with 3 bedroom residential accommodation on Bridge Street, in the heart of Boyle Town Centre. For full details, please call Gerry Mattimoe on 087 776 0212 – or auctioneers Smith Kelly Scott :-





Vention Medical Ireland – Job vacancy

  Vention Medical Ireland is a dynamic and rapidly growing manufacturer of sterile medical devices and components for worldwide markets.  Based in the North Roscommon town of Boyle, 25 minutes from Sligo Town, the Company is fully integrated covering all…


Free Business Advisory Clinic

Free Business Advisory Clinic A free business advisory clinic, by appointment, at Boyle Enterprise Centre on Thursday March 10th from 10.00am – 2.00pm. The clinic will offer advice to new and existing businesses and information on supports available. Each attendee…


Boyle GAA Weekend Fixtures

Boyle GAA Weekend Fixtures Saturday 5th March The James Lannon Tyre Centre U-16’s v St. Aidan’s in Ballyforan, at 4pm. Sunday 6th March The Cooney Motors/Cooney Centra Juniors v Oran, in Rockfield, at 11am. The U-16 ladies’ v St. Faithleach’s,…


Tony Conboy “An Oblique View” 4th March

This week, Tony’s Blog “An Oblique View” is loaded with views and articles: Patricia O’Flaherty Retiring from Boyle Library : Roscommon GAA Major Weekend : Roscommon’s Great Win : After The Election (“It is now up to the elected players. We live…


Patricia O’Flaherty Retiring from Boyle Library

Patricia O’Flaherty Retiring from Boyle Library Tony Conboy wrote: Patricia O’Flaherty will retire from Boyle Library from the end of next week. Patricia has a been a real asset to the library service in Boyle for nearly twenty years. Patricia…



Netflix – House of Cards season 4

Netflix subscribers will doubtless be delighted that “House of Cards” has returned to the channel House of Cards season 4 review: ‘Consistently satisfying and deeply compelling – a triumphant return to form’. With each new season of House of Cards,…


The 32nd Dáil

Shannonside FM report: The makeup of the 32nd Dail: Fine Gael 50 seats, Fianna Fail 44, Sinn Fein 23, 17 Independents and Labour 7,Triple A/People Before Profit and the Independent Alliance have 6 seats each, Social Democrats 3 and the…


Ciaran Emmett Sessions

The organising committee members are overwhelmed with the response to the Ciaran Emmett Sessions Concert in King House on Friday March 4th. All tickets have been sold. For those who have not got a ticket, there will be sessions throughout the…


Tidy Towns Grant Scheme

Roscommon County Council is currently accepting applications under the Amenity and Tidy Towns Grant Scheme 2016 The aim of this scheme is to support community groups in County Roscommon who wish to undertake small scale amenity projects for open, public…


Job vacancy at Vention Medical, Boyle

Lisa Mcnama wrote: “We are currently seeking a Production Operative for Immediate start. This will be an initial one month contract, with possible opportunity for progression. We require highly committed and self-motivated production operators with good attention to detail. Key responsibilities…


Enabling Athlone – Boyle road (N61)

Contractors appointed by Roscommon County Council have begun enabling works on the N61 Athlone – Boyle ahead of realignment works on two sections at Ratallen/Runnaboll Townlands and at Treanagry/Knockroe Townlands. The Road will soon be closed between Caldra Cross Roads and…


DCW Wash & Valet Centre

Graphic: Sean O’Dowd Call to us at Stewarts Filling Stations, Boyle & Carrick. Loyalty Cards available … 5 washes and get the 6th FREE


Boyle – Bank Of Ireland Enterprise Town

Bank Of Ireland is delighted to announce that the ‘Enterprise town initiative’ will return to Boyle, following on from the success of 2015. A recent meeting was held in partnership with a local committee to discuss the various planned activities…


MK Financial – Hot Topic #1

MK Financial – Hot Topic #1 Plan for your retirement! What do you need to do to avoid a huge drop in income? • The State Retirement age will increase to 67 in 2021 and 68 in 2028. If you…



Roscommon Herald – 1st March 2016

This week’s Herald properly devotes several pages to articles and detailed analysis of last Friday’s General Election • Christina McHugh (editor): “There is no doubt that elections are brutal battlegrounds. Whatever shade of political opinion you are, you have got…


Boolya – by Frankie Simon

Reprise: Let’s have another look at this great song and video … Published on Aug 3, 2013 The Boolya Album is now available to buy on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ie/album/boolya!/id691485950 Written as an Anthem for the Town of Boyle, ‘Boolya’ is the…


Corrigeenroe N.S. Quiz Winners

Congratulations to Corrigeenroe School’s Senior Quiz team who came first in the Credit Union Stage 2 quiz in the Bush Hotel Carrick-on-Shannon on Sunday the 28th of February. The team will represent Boyle Credit Union in the National Finals which…


Boyle Hurling Team

Names are missing from this Boyle Hurling team photo. Perhaps you will let us know who they are? A special feature of this photo is that it is the only known sports photo of Boyle man Frankie Flaherty, now living in…


Féile Peil na Óg

Alan Cooney of Cooney Motors Boyle, presents a substantial sponsorship to Boyle GAA Club’s Feile team officials at Boyle GAA centre on Monday February 22nd. This is to offset the considerable expense of sending Roscommon’s representatives, Boyle Feile Team, to…


Boyle Community games

Boyle Community games are putting together squads for the Community Games Soccer, boy’s u10 Indoor soccer, boy’s u13 indoor soccer and boy’s u12 outdoor soccer. For both indoor soccer squads we need a team of 8 and for the outdoor…


Why Choose Boyle?

Here are some reasons: Boyle’s West of Ireland location, beautiful local scenery, access to the N4 National Primary route, all of the 7 up and 7 down daily trains stop at our railway station, we are 25 miles from Sligo…


Clarkes Bar & Restaurant – Mothers day

  Special sitting of Sunday Lunch on Sunday 6th March Mothers Day. Look after your mother & grandmother on Mother’s Day and treat them to lunch at Clarke’s from 1pm. Call Clarke’s on 071 966 2964 to book your table


Sr. Carmel DODD SSL R.I.P.

The death has occurred of Sr. Carmel DODD SSL, St. Louis Convent, Dundalk, Louth / Boyle Suddenly, at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda. Very deeply regretted by her sister Colette McBride, brother Fr. Kieran, brother-in-law Columb, nieces, nephews, grandnieces,…



Ireland’s Toughest Muckers

The sun shone brightly, in fact conditions were just about perfect for the almost the 200 Toughest Muckers competitors in beautiful Lough Key Forest Park, on Sunday 28th February. Well done to all who took part … you are a…




Roscommon Galway Election

The final poll for Roscommon Galway in the official order: • Naughten, Denis (IND) • Fitzmaurice, Michael (IA) • Murphy, Eugene (FF)



Open Day Invitation – Parochial School

Boyle Parochial National School, Military Road, invites you to their Enrolment Day on Wednesday March 9th from 2.30pm-430pm – “We would be delighted to see you” Tel: 071 966 3555





Marc Egan “The Voice of Ireland”

graphic: sean o’dowd Popular acclaimed Boyle singer Marc Egan will feature in “The Battles Round” of “The Voice of Ireland” this Sunday 28th February on RTE One TV at the later time of 7.00. Marc will ‘do battle’ with David…


Rates for Businesses

Most businesses have recently received correspondence from the Valuation Office in relation to the proposed rates revaluation in County Roscommon. Boyle Chamber of Commerce last week attended a meeting of Roscommon County Council addressed by Mr. Patrick Conroy from the…


St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2016

Start getting your Float ready … graphic: sean o’dowd The Boyle St.Patrick’s Day Committee are in full action mode, organising the Parade which will take Place on Thursday 17th March starting at 3pm from Mockmoyne, via St. Patrick Street, Bridge…


Election Candidate Press Releases:

General Election on Friday 26th, check out recent statements from candidates … Denis Naughten [here…] Eddie Conroy [here…] Eugene Murphy [here…] Maura Hopkins [here…] Michael Fitzmaurice [here…] Miriam Hennessy [here…] I have tried but cannot find press releases for the…


Cookery Class – Free at Boyle Enterprise Centre

Cookery Class – Free at Boyle Enterprise Centre A FREE Foundation Cookery Course will be conducted in Boyle Enterprise Centre from March 21st–April 7th. The course is suitable for those seeking employment opportunities in the Hospitality/Nursing Home and Deli sectors. Course content…


Tony Conboy – “An Oblique View”

Alongside several diverse articles of local, national and international interest, Tony remembers Kieran Emmett, a member of the very wellknown and regarded Emmett family of Ballyfarnon who died in early March 2006. He was known in many parts of the…


1st Holy Communion and Confirmation Outfits

Boles of Boyle • Visit Boles of Boyle today to view our new Communion and Confirmation • View the fantastic new collection of Girl’s dresses & accessories. Boys suits in traditional 2 piece style, or include the waistcoat for the…


Roscommon Herald – the future

Christina McHugh (editor) wrote: In relation to your recent posting regarding the Roscommon Herald could I just clarify for your readers that while we will vacate our existing offices on St.Patrick Street, Boyle at the end of this year we…



Why Vote on Friday 26th February?

Polling stations open 7am to 10pm If you believe in having the right to vote, but are unsure as to whether it really will make a difference, should you vote or not? • Yes – if you want better healthcare,…


Did You Know?

Daly’s Drinks: Paddy Daly established Daly’s Wholesale bottling business in 1956. The business employed a number of young people from the town for bottling Guinness, Smithwicks and other beers. The bottling business continued up until 1972 when the breweries decided…


Fastest 8 year old boy in Ireland

Mairead Supple wrote: Darragh Fahy, son of Sharon Supple and grandchild of Teresa and Bernie Supple, Garrow, Boyle, was crowned recent winner of Ireland’s Fastest Feet competition in Athlone on Saturday January 30th. Darragh’s journey began in Dublin, one of…