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They Dared To Challenge

‘They Dared To Challenge‘, Book Launch, King House Boyle, Friday 1st April 8pm. Barry Feely’s book is a fascinating, highly detailed account of the revolutionary period (1914 – 1922) with photographs and drawings depicting many of the key events. From…


Tony Conboy “An Oblique View” 1st April

Always entertaining, always observant, Tony Conboy’s “An Oblique View” is a ‘must read’ on realboyle.com every week. This week Tony gives due credit to RTE for its excellent coverage of ‘The Easter Rising’ ceremonies in Dublin : Last week’s launch…


Frankie Simon says ‘Thank You’

Tommy Simon “With regard to the recent Ciaran Emmett Sessions Concert, I wish to congratulate and to thank beyond words, it’s organisers, participants and the Emmett family. The decision to donate part of the proceeds to The Tommy Simon Carefund…




Stewarts Oil – Energy Saving Tips

Energy Saving Tips • Service your boiler every year so that you have an efficient heating system • Turn down the heating in living areas to 20C • Set your heating system timer to turn on the heating 30 minutes…



Ardcarne Garden Centre

Ciara (Ardcarne Garden Centre) picks apples during a previous year’s harvest season • Discover how easy it is to grow tasty and healthy vegetables at the Ardcarne Garden Centre (Boyle) FREE Vegetable Growing Event on Saturday 9th April at 11am…


Sásta Health • Fitness • Weight Loss

Sásta Health & Fitness | Meal Plan FREE TRIAL at any of the Sásta fitness studios in Athlone, Carrick-on-Shannon, Cork, Drogheda and Naas. To book a FREE TRIAL viewers in this area should please call Carrick-on-Shannon Tel: 071 967 1921 or Mobile: 087 202…


Real Irish Realboyle Recipes

Graphic © Sean O’Dowd Irish stew, boiled bacon with cabbage and soda bread still make regular appearances on the tables of families in Ireland. There are many, often more sophisticated, specialities that didn’t achieve fame despite passing down the generations….


BOI Enterprise town initiative – Friday 1st April

Bank Of Ireland is delighted to announce that the ‘Enterprise town initiative’ will return to Boyle, following on from the success of 2015. Various planned activities that will take place over Friday 1st April. View realboyle.com photos during and after…


‘They Dared to Challenge’ book launch

Book Launch in King House – Friday at 8pm ‘They Dared to Challenge’, Book Launch, King House Boyle, Friday 1 April 8pm. Barry Feely’s book is a fascinating, highly detailed account of the revolutionary period (1914 – 1922) with photographs and…


This week in your garden – March 28 – April 3

Need some advice? Ask Gerry! Gerry Daly, Ireland’s leading gardening expert, has compiled vast amounts of know-how on the Garden.ie website. ‘What to do NOW‘ is a special feature on garden.ie and currently deals with issues of concern to all gardeners…


MK Financial – Hot Topic #5

Hot Topic #5: Capital Acquisitions Tax If you are a business owner, you should also take a close look at the implications of Capital Acquisitions Tax if you are thinking about passing on your business to your family when you die….


A Fanatic Heart: Geldof on Yeats

A Fanatic Heart: Geldof on Yeats Bob Geldof presents this two-part documentary examining the life and work of poet WB Yeats in the context of the cultural revolution that preceded 1916. Bob Geldof visited Lough Key and was filmed on…



Easter Daffodils 2016

Easter Daffodils Winter casts off its steely grip as the natural cycle brings colour and warmth to our landscape. Though a little late this year our daffodils are close to full bloom right now. For me the photo below seems…


Vagaries of the weather

A brief period of warm sunshine allowed us to leave the umbrellas to one side at the Doon Shore on Easter Monday


Roscommon Herald – 29th March

Page 2: Herald Editor Christina McHugh: “I do realise that Easter has a deep religious significance and this year we are celebrating the centenary of the Rising, but the purpose of this musing is to indulge … the senses ……


Know Your Rights #7

Question Should my dog be microchipped? Does the microchip replace a dog licence? Answer Under the Microchipping of Dogs Regulations 2015, all dogs born after 1 June 2015 must be microchipped and registered on an authorised database by the time…


Resurrection Garden at Galilee Community

The Galilee Community welcome visitors to view the Resurrection Garden installed in their chapel. Sisters of Mercy, Galilee Community, Tintagh, Boyle, Co Roscommon Phone: 071 966 4101 | Email: galilee2000@gmail.com | Website: www.galilee.ie


For High Flyers and Wannabes

As you hear their engines and look up to the sky, have you ever wondered about that aeroplane above you … where has it come from, where is it going, what height & speed is it flying at etc? Well…


Boyle GAA Update 28th March

Boyle GAA Update Sunday night’s Boyle GAA New York Draw from L to R: Mary Clifford (Club Secretary), Seamus Sweeney (Ros, Co. Board Chairman), John McMahon (1st prize winner), Brian McMahon and Martin Dolan (Club Chairman) • Photo courtesy of…


Martina’s Cupcakes

Martina’s Cupcakes at Doon Shore Special treats for first-come first-served on Sunday during the Easter Pike Angling Festival were Martina’s Mint & Orange Cupcakes “Let them eat cake” was first written by the political philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau in his autobiography…


Tawnytaskin Community Centre – Easter Tea Party

Easter Tea Party ‘Ladies in-waiting’ for you at the Tawnytaskin Community Centre – Easter Tea Party – today from 2.30pm to 5.30pm Enjoy the pampering, the ambience and view some rare photos from a bygone era




Easter Vigil Mass 26th March 2016

Following a period of intense rehearsals, St. Joseph’s New Choir performed for the first time in public at the 9.30pm Easter Vigil Mass in Boyle. The large congregation loved the joyous, multi-part harmonies and voiceings of a group of close…


For The Record Exhibition 1916-2016

 Matt Molloy, Barry Feely and local artist Vitya Malirsh A 1916 Rising committee Chaired by Barry Feely has been busy organising a special exhibition of photographs and drawings “For The Record”, with special reference to The 1916 Easter Rising as…



Boyle & District Angling Club Easter Pike Angling 2016

Despite the weather the Dee Conroy family are here to support husband and dad Declan and wish him tight lines and good fishing! On a dull, drizzly Easter Saturday morning, this year’s Boyle & District Angling Club’s Easter Pike Angling Festival…


Afternoon Tea | Tawnytaskin Centre

Afternoon Tea, Easter Sunday and Monday in Tawnytaskin Community Centre. As this is the 100 anniversary of 1916, we hope you all might like to dress for the occasion !!!,!We will have a TABLE with lots of pictures and poems…





Boyle Attractions open for visitors

Our premium tourist attractions are now open for the visitor season • King House: Open Tuesday – Saturday, 11am-5pm • Boyle Abbey: Open seven days, 10am – 6pm (last tour 5.15pm) • Lough Key Forest Park & Activity Centre: Open…


Foundation Cookery Course

Participants are pictured here following the baking class at the foundation cookery course in Abbey Community College. The course is organised by Role Skillnet and continues until April 7th. Course modules include foundation cookery, food hygiene, first aid, customer focus…




1001 Voices, RTE 1 TV

Bernadette Dwyer wrote:13 children from Culfadda NS will form part of the 1001 voices who will perform in Collins Barracks on Easter Sunday. They have been in training for a number of months in the school under choir leader Róisín…


Easter Ceremonies, St. Joseph’s Church

Easter Ceremonies, St. Joseph’s Church Crucifix, St. Joseph’s Church, Boyle • Good Friday Celebration of the Lord’s Passion at 3pm. Stations of the Cross in Boyle Abbey at 6.30pm • Holy Saturday Vigil mass at 9.30pm • Easter Sunday Masses…




Magees Fashion Shop

Mary and Cathal have created two wonderful contrasting window displays One is a traditional ‘Easter egg + dresses’ window and a fabulous 1916-2016 display featuring memorabilia from the Easter 1916 Rising.  



Boyle – Bank of Ireland Enterprise Town

Gerry Whelehan wrote: “Folks, Many thanks to all of you for your interest in the event. We have 50 stands registered but would appreciate if any of you that has an interest and has not confirmed could get back to…


“Love The Skin You’re In”

“Love The Skin You’re In” Carmel wrote: “Carmel’s Skincare & Beauty, The Crescent Boyle. 11am-3pm Good Friday Why not make it Great and call in to the salon and have some coffee & cake while finding out how to treat…


Holy Thursday 2016

Following a day away from base, there is catching up to be done !! King House Restaurant: Word ‘on the street’ tonight suggests that a Cootehall-based lady has been awarded the franchise for this important location and is likely to…


Clarke’s Bar & Restaurant – Easter 2016

Updated opening hours for Easter Weekend: * Thursday 24th lunch from 12 noon closed for evening meals * Friday 25th “Good Friday” CLOSED * Saturday 26th lunch from 12 noon Evening Meals from 5pm * Sunday 27th “Easter Sunday” lunch…


Carrick Cineplex

Screenings – Friday March 25th – Thursday March 31st Without doubt, Carrick Cineplex is one of the “what To Do” attractions in the area alongside others (Swimming Pool & Gym etc) in neighbouring Carrick-on-Shannon. People visit Boyle for its particular ‘heritage…





Emma Gannon / Abbey Haven / Roscommon Rose

Abbey Haven Nursing Home will be represented in the upcoming Roscommon Rose Selection on 7th May this year by Emma Gannon who is a Staff Nurse at Abbey Haven and a native of Carrick Road, Boyle. Residents, Management and Staff…


Maire Paul talk on Margaret Gillespie Cousins

Maire Paul presenting 1916 Centenary Programme to staff member at the Archives, New Zealand. Maire also presented a copy of Barry Feely’s book ‘They Dared To Challenge” Maire Paul will give a talk on Roscommon suffragette Margaret Gillespie Cousins (born…


Millennium Choir – 1001 Voices

The famed Carrick-on-Shannon based Millennium Choir will feature on RTE TV, Easter Sunday (2.30-3pm approx) as part of the ‘1001 Voices’ Centenary programme from Collins Barracks, Dublin. They will sing a specially composed Sean Davey piece “One Hundred Years a Nation” under…


Boyle GAA Club Draw 2016

Seamus Sweeney, Roscommon GAA Chairperson will pick the winners for Boyle GAA Club’s New York Draw 2016 in the Moylurg Inn on Bridge Street on Easter Sunday night at 11pm. Some tickets are still available from committee members for this…


MoneyPlus Award shortlisted for LPI Awards

Local Boyle business, Money Plus shortlisted for Prestigious LPI Award 2016 We are delighted to advise that Money Plus has been shortlisted again for Best Broker Connaught – Ulster in the upcoming 2016 Life, Pensions & Investment (LPI) awards. This…



Abbey College U16 girls Connacht winners

Abbey College U16 girls Connacht winners There was great excitement at Abbey Community College on Wednesday last when surprise guest Enda Smith came to present the U16 girls with their Connacht winners medals. Enda, a former student and current player…


Marc Egan – Voice of Ireland

Please note: This week’s “Voice of Ireland” will be screened from 6.55pm on SATURDAY as Sunday’s Easter 2016 schedules are observed


2016 Boyle Coder Dojo

2016 Boyle Coder Dojo together with Foroige are delighted to welcome new and existing coders to register on Wednesday evening 30th March between 6pm and 7pm in Boyle Enterprise Centre, Quarry Lane, Boyle. Young People from 10 -16 years are…



Boyle Chamber Lotto Results, Monday March 21st

Boyle Chamber Lotto Results, Monday March 21st • Numbers drawn: 6, 17, 20, 22 • Match Three winners: A. Moran • Jackpot winner: None • Thank you to all who support the draw. Next draw Tuesday 29th March at 11.00pm in…


MK Financial Hot Topic #4

Hot Topic #4: Do you see life through rose tinted glasses? Most of us think that premature death, serious illness, accident or injury will never happen to us … Sadly, the chances of prematurely dying, suffering a serious illness or having…


‘For the Record’ Exhibition

Barry Feely with one of the many photos on display in King House ‘For the Record’ Exhibition of Photos Opening, King House Boyle, Easter Saturday 26 March at 3pm by special guest Matt Molloy. Organised by Boyle Old IRA Commemorative…




Holy Week Ceremonies in St. Joseph’s, Boyle

• Holy Thursday (24th) Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 8pm. After Mass, Procession to the Altar of Repose in the Convent Chapel • Good Friday Celebration of the Lord’s Passion at 3pm. Stations of the Cross in Boyle Abbey…


Boyle Tidy Towns

Great work done last night on the Crescent … thanks to all who helped. We need bodies again this evening (Tuesday) between 6 and 7pm


Roscommon Herald – 22nd March

Page 1: Fitzmaurice denies claims of agri ministry deal Page 2: Editor Christine McHugh muses the agony of ‘penalty shoot outs’ for 11 year old girls … and parents Page 2: Ciara McCaughley writes “Deputy Denis Naughten said that because…


Know Your Rights

Question My father has had a stroke and is critically ill. The doctors say that he has very little time left. Am I entitled to leave from work to be with him? Answer If you have a family crisis, the…


Good Friday Cake Sale

Good Friday Cake Sale Eithne Kennedy (Parents Association) wrote: We are looking for cakes, cakes & more cakes. Scoil na nAingeal Naofa’s annual ‘Good Friday’ cake sale this year in the School Hall, after the Good Friday Ceremonies. (usually around…


Personal Assistant Wanted

Personal Assistant Wanted for Middle Aged Lady in her own home.(Not Agency Work) Call times flexible between 1 1/2-7hrs approx. Excellent rate of pay. Applicants need to be organised, able to work under their own initiative when necessary, have a…



Boyle Golf Club

Boyle Golf Club Update 21st March For this week’s update and the realboyle.com archive of past updates …


Boyle Celtic – tonight

Boyle Celtic Fixture tonight GIRLS UNDER 14: Monday 21st March 2016 : Boyle Celtic v Arrow Harps : Celtic Park, Boyle 7.15pm


Charity CEOs earnings

Charity CEOs earning more than €100,000 A NUMBER OF Irish charity bosses are still earning well in excess of €100,000 a year, despite a series of controversies over executive pay in recent years, TheJournal.ie can reveal.


Foundation Cookery Course – Monday 21st

Foundation Cookery Course – Monday 21st A new foundation cookery course commences Monday March 21st in Abbey Community College, Boyle and will over the next three weeks. Course modules include foundation cookery training, first aid, food hygiene, customer service and…


Hilary Delaney R.I.P.

The death has occurred of June Hilary DELANEY (née Abbott) Evikeens, Boyle, Roscommon Peacefully at Sligo University Hospital, Sligo. Predeceased by her husband Joseph Brian Delaney. Sadly missed by her sons Gary, Davit, Stewart, Darren, Joseph and daughter Lindsey, grandchildren…


Galilee Community

• Good Friday: Prayer around the Cross, March 25th. 9am-10am • Easter Sunday: Dawn Mass, March 27th, 6.00am


Full Irish Breakfast

In our dreams we might think we have an exclusive dining experience, but alas, a Google search will will show images for almost identical recipes for Full English, American and other breakfasts. Having said that, the old ‘fry-up’ is probably…






Tai Chi Court Chinese

Beef Chow Mein with Sczechuan Sauce A special for St. Patrick’s Day at the Tai Chi Court Restaurant, Bridge Street, Boyle



Boyle Tidy Towns

Boyle Tidy Towns Committee are looking for help on Monday and Tuesday (21st & 22nd March) evening from 6.30pm-7.30pm to clear and dig out area on the Crescent for planting. The more bodies that turn up the quicker it gets…


Boyle GAA Fixtures 20th March

Sunday 20 March 2016 • U-16 Division Three League The James Lannon Tyre Centre U-16’s v St. Barry’s/Kilglass Gaels in Tarmonbarry at 11am. • Division One Senior League The McGovern Directional Drilling Seniors v Elphin in Elphin at 2pm. •…


“Save the Railway” 1992

In February 1992, over 300 people from towns along the Sligo-Dublin line boarded a train to Dublin to ‘Save the Railway’. At that time the Sligo-Dublin line was in poor condition and locals along the route feared this would lead…


Boyle & District Angling – Easter Weekend 2016

Boyle and District Angling Club is once again hosting its Pike Festival this Easter Bank Holiday weekend, March the 26th and 27th with €5000 in prize money up for the winning. The festival starts at 11am on Saturday from Doon…


Thank you from St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee

Under glorious sunshine and over 2000 viewers watching on, the Boyle St Patrick’s Day Parade took place. Sincere thanks to all who entered the Parade; to all who came out in such large numbers; to the Businesses who contributed so…


‘Project Proclamation’.

Hi Alison, (Clarke Shaughnessy) ‘Project Proclamation’. Just to recap, we at Big Mountain Productions, with Two Tube and RTÉ 2fm, are inviting 11-17 year olds to create a one-minute film or audio piece, which document or interpret their personal response…


Bank of Ireland Enterprise Day – change of speaker

Bank of Ireland Enterprise Day – change of speaker Gerry Whelehan wrote: Unfortunately Bobby Kerr can’t join us due to unforeseen circumstances. Delighted to announce John Giles will join us in Boyle instead on Friday 1st April more details later. John (Johnny)…


Tony Conboy – Update 18th March

This week Tony Conboy takes an oblique view and writes: “Friday Night’s Late Late Show and Saturday Night’s Ray Darcy Show a Coalition? : Roscommon continue to turn on the style : ‘The Car Load’ : Trump Watch : Beware…


Boyle – St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2016

The Noah’s Ark Group – overall winners at this year’s St. Patrick’s day parade in Boyle Chantelle Kennedy (Pure Flowers) winner of the St. Patrick’s Day Windows competition RTE TV reported that 2,000 people attended this year’s parade in Boyle….


Area Attractions – Carrick Cineplex

Welcome aboard realboyle.com to another special – your weekly Carrick Cineplex programme – one of a number of planned regular features. Viewers will know that Boyle and Carrick are complimentary in many ways – what is unavailable in one may…