Weather Forecast: Friday: Bright or sunny spells and scattered blustery showers. Highest temperatures of 6 to 9 Celsius and continuing breezy Saturday: Cool and bright with sunny spells in the morning but cloud increasing in the afternoon. Good dry intervals in most areas too but some scattered showers about also. Highs of 8 or 9 Celsius with light to moderate breezes
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Boyle Credit Union Hospitality Day Friday 19th December 2014
Join us for mulled wine, mince pies and festive cheer from 10:30am to 6pm on Friday 19th December. The Board of Directors,Management and Staff would like to wish all our members a very Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year.
"We are delighted to forward €4000 proceeds from our MARIANS 60th Anniversary Fashion Show between NBCRI AND SLIGO CANCER SUPPORT CENTRE. Thank you to all our our loyal friends, family and customers who supported us on this night and the worthy charities on the night.
We take this opportunity to wish HAPPY CHRISTMAS and a big thank you for your continued support. Perpetua and girls at Marians Fashions"
Boyle Venture Scouts at Farmers Market - Saturday
An Oblique View - Tony Conboy - 18th December
Read Tony's articles on local news, national news etc
Christmas Memories / Paddy McDermott / Brendan McQuillan / GAA Annual Quiz / Gaelic Games in Roscommon 1990-2014 / Bright Mind / Congratulations to Cian Smith and Michelle Garvin
A realboyle.com Thank You ...
Feelystone - museum collection
Feelystone have created a museum to display its collection of tools, documents and photographs associated with its long involvement in the stone business. Also on display is a quarry bar used over 200 years ago at its local quarry in Rockingham and Greatmeadow (Olberts quarry). The museum is open to the public.
• Barry Feely's “A Life in Stone” is a great success and brings back memories of old Boyle with its many stories of the people that called to their yard and passed the road. It also give a well written account of former times working the stone by hand - details of which are on www.feelystone.ie.
Frank Feighan Press Release
Local Fine Gael TD, Frank Feighan, has warmly welcomed the news that the long-awaited new Cloonakilla National School in Bealnamullia, South Roscommon will now go to construction next year. "I’m delighted that Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan has today (Thursday) included the new school on the current school building programme and has designated it as one of 16 urgent projects which will proceed to tender and construction next year."
5km fun run/walk in Rockingham
Majella McCrann (086 812 3594) wrote: My name is Majella McCrann and I grew up in St Patrick St. Boyle. I have a little seven year old girl with Autism. I am organising a 5km fun run/walk in Rockingham on December 28th starting at 12.30pm. The fun run/walk is to raise funds for our charity 'Rapid Prompting Method Ireland Limited', which currently involves 21 families around Ireland.
Galilee Community, Celebration of Christmas, 8pm
Kelly's Londis Special Christmas Sale - a Massive Event!
Dodd' Crescent Bar ... Trad Session from 10pm-ish.
Creighton's Bar, Christmas Draw All Cash prizes
Christmas Carols in St. Joseph's Church, 7.30pm mass
Magee's Fashion Shop open 12.30-5pm
Marians Fashions ope 1-5pm
Betterbuy / Surprises Open Today
Christmas Lights Mega Draw next Mondayon Clarke's Bar, 9.30pm
Celebration of Christmas in Word and Song - tonight
This celebration will take place in Galilee Community, Tintagh, Boyle, on Thursday, December 18th at 8pm. The evening will conclude with light refeshments.
A White Christmas?
Ireland is experiencing "topsy-turvy weather" with temperatures swaying from the teens to almost freezing as we approach Christmas. It is still too early to say if Ireland will be hit by a snow storm on Christmas night, a Met Eireann forecaster said. Joan Blackburn was responding to some online weather forecasts that suggest European weather models are pointing to a possible significant change in the weather on Christmas night and into St Stephen's Day.
Eilish (Cawley) Heaney R.I.P.
Eilish (Cawley) Heaney, 52, of Newport, RI, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 surrounded by family at Newport Hospital. Born in Boyle co Roscommon Ireland on April 11, 1962, she was the daughter of John and Lily (Golden) Cawley. Eilish worked in hospitality in Newport before opening her own store in 2002, The Shop on Broadway. She always valued family, friends and hard work.
Creighton's Bar, Boyle.
Come in and meet your friends for our annual Christmas Draw on Friday 19th. Our prizes are all cash, hidden in envelopes. If your number comes up choose an envelope to reveal your prize. Free giveaways on the night, hope to see you there!
Christmas Carols in St. Joseph's Church next Saturday
Boyle Musical Society will perform a selection of Christmas Carols at the evening Mass in St. Joseph's Church on Saturday, December 20th at 7.30pm. realboyle photos at last year's joyous Christmas events :-Boyle Musical Society [here...] Ecumenical Carol Service [here...]
Jobs available at Stewarts Oil
Retail Sales Assistants are required in our Boyle and Carrick-on-Shannon Filling Station Forecourts, including Convenience Store and Retail Fuel/Solid Fuel. Responsibilities will include: Operating a Point of Sale System, delivering excellent Customer Service and cover full Forecourt services for which full training will be provided.
• The successful candidate will provide a high standard of customer service, drive sales, manage customer enquiries & orders and maintain shop shelves and stock on a day to day basis. Applicants must be flexible and be willing to work a range of shifts Monday to Sunday.
• Apply by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or drop in to Stewarts Oil, Mill Road, Boyle, Co Roscommon
Christmas Day Church of Ireland Service
Boyle Church of Ireland: "Our Christmas Day Service will start a 10am. We wish all viewers a Very Happy Christmas an a great New Year 2015.
Magee's Fashion Shop - open next Sunday
Magee's Fashion Shop, Main Street, will open on Sunday 21st Dec.,12.30 to 5pm.
Ecumenical Carol Service 2014
The Annual Ecumenical Christmas Carol Service was held on Tuesday 16th December in the Church of Ireland on Green Street. Despite the adverse weather, a substantial congregation were present. They sang carols and listened to readings with clergy from 4 religions in Boyle. Sr. Richard accompanied the singing on the church's fine organ. St. Joseph's Church Folk Choir also performed, accompanied by Breege Duffy on guitar.
British Comedy Awards - success for Moone Boy
The Irish cleaned up at Tuesday night's British Comedy Awards with Aisling Bea, Moone Boy and Graham Norton all receiving awards. Moone Boy, as we all know was inspired and co-written by Chris O'Dowd and is loosely based on his time growing up in Boyle, Co Roscommon.
Christmas Lights Mega Draw next Monday
Only 5 days to the Christmas Lights Mega Draw. The exciting draw will take place on Monday 22nd Dec at 9.30pm in Clarke's Bar prior to the weekly Chamber Lotto Draw. Please ensure that you have your tickets bought - €2 per line or 3 lines for €5, great value with a chance to win 50 prizes. Remember if you are not in you can't win!
• Sincere appreciation is extended to all the businesses that sponsored prizes towards the Mega Draw and to the ticket sellers and organisers. All very welcome to attend on the night.
• Can all businesses have their filled-in Raffle cards ready for collection on Friday 19th Dec as a member of Boyle TM / Chamber will be collecting them.
Family Life Centre - Christmas Greetings
The Staff of the Family Resource Centre and Boyle Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre wish everyone very Happy and Peaceful Christmas and bright New Year. Thank you for your ongoing support of the Family Life Centre. Looking forward to 2015
Monday 15th December: Scoil na nAingeal Naofa Choirs in Abbey Haven Care & Nursing Home entertained with song and dance.
Boyle GAA Club Update 15th December
The revised date for the Club AGM will be determined in the next few days. Arrangements are currently well under way for the Club’s annual social event of the year- the annual quiz which will be held in St Joseph’s Hall on Saturday night 27th December. This is always a most enjoyable social event where we can meet up with our former players and supporters who are home on holidays for the festive season.
P.McGrath Butchers, St. Patrick Street
Drumderrig Nursing Home, Santa 2014
Thanks to Paula, Drumderrig management and staff, everyone had a lovely time and really enjoyed Santa's visit to Drumderrig Nursing Home. Parents and families were invited to have mulled wine and mince pies. After giving presents to the children, Santa met with each of the residents and certainly brought happy faces to everyone.
Saturday Night Out 13th December
The Ronan Gallagher Band played a great gig in Daly's Lounge
Joanne Conroy (home on holidays), Siobhan Conroy and Philippa Battles
Boyle Golf Club Update - Sunday 14th December
Results of the Christmas Bonanza last weekend were: Winner Owen Garvin 42pts, 2nd Charlie O’Donnell 41pts, Gross Patrick Egan, 3rd Paddy McLoughlin 40pts. Ladies winner Aisling Gaughran. Student Lewis Shaw. At the presentation Captain Michael Rush thanked everyone for taking part and thanked Mary for her lovely food. He finished by wishing all the members a happy and peaceful Christmas.
Sunday Lunch in the Open Table, The Crescent, Boyle
A number of locals got phone calls from a crowd called Worldcom offering cheaper phonecalls. If you entertain them, they will change you away from your current provider WITHOUT your permission and WITHOUT your providers permission! Simply hang up if they call you!!
Daly's Lounge Saturday night
Stewarts Oil, Boyle and Carrick
Boyle Country Meats
Ardcarne PlantsPlus Garden Centre
"It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!" Christmas trees are in full swing here at Ardcarne Garden Centre - all our trees a non-shedding Noble and Nordmann types and are really magnificient quality this year - make sure you visit soon to pick out your perfect tree. Once you've chosen we'll net it up for you to take home - easy!
A little something new ...
At long last I am ready to add Audio files to realboyle.com. Before long I will add new Boyle video files regularly as well, but for now here is a first tentative effort with audio :-
Boil Boyle Water
BBC Scotland TV interviewed Alison Clarke O'Shaughnessy this morning (Thursday 11 December) on the topic of Boyle Water. Alison spoke about the inconvenience of the Boil Water Notice in place since May 2013, and said that the new treatment plant may make it possible to lift the notice before March 2015.
Taylors Interiors Gift Shop
We have had a lot of requests to repeat our "Dressing your Table for Christmas" demonstration. We have decided to rerun it in our Gift Shopon Sat 13th at 12 o'clock.
New Year New Skills and Certification - A New You!
• Why not pop into Roscommon Learning Links, Elphin Street, Boyle on Thursday 11th December for a cup of coffee & mince pie at any stage between 11am and 1pm and find out more about the Information Technology Training Courses. Places available January 2015. For further details call 071 966 4510 or email email@example.com
St. Stephen's Day Treasure Hunt
The annual Stephen's Day Charity Treasure Hunt will start in Lough Key Forest Park at 2.30pm followed by a fun auction and raffle at Clarke's Bar, St Patrick Street, Boyle. Support this traditional Christmas family event for Hospice. Stretch your legs and test your general knowledge! All welcome.
Frank Feighan TD - Press Release
Boyle Primary Care Centre project due to go to tender early next year. The construction project for the new Primary Care Centre in Boyle is due to go to tender in early 2015, according to Roscommon/South Leitrim TD, Frank Feighan. Roscommon Council granted planning permission earlier this year for the state-of-the-art Primary Care Centre and I understand that the project build will go out to tender early next year. The project will see the construction of a 17,000 square foot
two storey Primary Health Care Centre on the grounds of the Plunkett Nursing Home.
The multi-purpose facility will incorporate GP suites, consulting rooms, physiotherapy and occupational therapy suites along with a separate dental wing.
Once complete, this major development will ensure that local communities have improved access to a greater range of health services on their doorstep. Primary care is central to this Government’s policy to deliver an integrated and cost-effective healthcare system focussing on delivering more care in the community, including preventative care.
Up to 95% of people’s day-to-day health and social care needs can be provided in a community setting. The construction of this Boyle project will also provide a welcome jobs boost for North Roscommon.
Bric-a-Brac Sale in Ballinafad
Aughanagh Parish Bric-a-Brac Sale in the Ballinafad Priest's House from 12pm to 1.30pm this Saturday 13th April. Most items will be in the €2 to €5 price range.
St Vincent - in Carrick Cineplex
Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts and Chris O'Dowd - nightly 9.15pm
Drumderrig Nursing Home
The Gift of Life:
Organ Donation Discussion Day, Thursday 11th December.
John MacPherson wrote: "I ask families to discuss Organ Donation with their loved ones.. Sadly over 40% of families in Ireland do not agree to Organ Donation after the death of a loved one, compared to a European refusal rate of less than 15%.
• I got the GIFT OF LIFE with a liver transplant in 2011 following my liver cancer diagnosis"
Thomas Tommy Queenan R.I.P.
The death has occurred of Thomas Tommy Queenan, Lisserlough, Boyle, at Sligo General Hospital, following a short illness. Reposing at Mahon’s Funeral Home, Boyle on (Thurs) evening from half past five, with removal at half past seven to St. Attracta’s Church, Killaraght, arriving at eight o’clock. Requiem Mass on (Fri) morning at eleven o’clock. Burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery.
Liam Conroy won €500 worth of shopping
Photo courtesy of Mervyn Boles
Liam Conroy, Marian Road, was presented with €500 worth of 'Boyle money' by Gerard Sheerin. Santa picked Liam's winning ticket on Friday evening at the switching on of the Christmas lights. Also in the picture are Mary McGee and Mervyn Boles. Photo courtesy of Mervyn Boles
Boyle Camera Club's December meeting was held in St. Joseph’s Resource Centre on Tuesday 9th December. Everyone interested in finding information and learning about photography is encouraged to come to the club's meetings held on the second Tuesday each month. Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced photographers will equally enjoy the meetings and the club's other activities.
Each month, members in each category are invited to submit new photographs on a specified theme. For this month the theme was 'lead-in lines' ... elements in a photo that move a viewer's eyes to the photo's point of interest. The photo above was winner this month in the Advanced category. I took this photo a few weeks ago outside the swimming pool in Carrick-on-Shannon.
Boyle & District Angling Club
"A Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year to all our Members, Sponsors and Followers." 2015 will mark Boyle and District Angling Club's 35th Anniversary Year. Congratulations to Myles Quinn, 2014 Angler of the Year and Michael Burke who collected his prizes as second in Angler of the Year, and his heaviest fish catch (and release)
From today there are 16 shopping days to Christmas Day. This year, more than many there is a strong 'Christmas feel' in Boyle. Since mid to the end of November, traders have been decorating shop windows in themes of Christmas, our new gorgeous Street Lights have been turned on, Santa has 'premiered' and the weekend included Christmassy events in town:
Sunday in Lough Key Visitor Centre [...]
Sparkle Prints, Ladybirds, Marians, Pure Flowers [...] Santa in Boyle 2014 [...] Christmas Lights [...] King House Craft Fair [...]
Thousandaire [...] Church of Ireland Sale of Work [...]
Boles Fashion Event [...]Daly's Wine Fair [...]
Christmas Lights Mega Draw...
With just two weeks left to be in with a chance to win one of the fabulous 50 prizes on offer in Boyle's Mega Draw, be sure to purchase a line at €2 or 3 for €5. Cards are available in all shops and Businesses throughout the town. The top Prize is 500 litres of Home Heating Oil kindly sponsored by Stewarts Oil followed by a variety of valuable vouchers, a Water Filtering System by Crystal Clear, 2 Nights B&B in Sligo Park Hotel, Pampering sessions in Cromleach Lodge,
Hampers, Memberships, and Latest Products. Thank you for supporting our Mega Draw.
5k Fun Run/Walk Fundraiser
Sunday 28th December: 5k fun run/walk in Lough Key Forest Park on in aid of Children with Autism. Registration at 12 noon. Entry fee adults €10 children €5 or €20 per family. For more information please contact Majella on 086 812 3594
Lough Arrow Swim
Graphic courtesy of Mary Moran
Christmas Day at 1pm. Registration on the day from 12:30pm. Sponsorship cards available from Mary Moran on 086-8733485. Proceeds in aid of North West Hospice. Music, hot drinks and prizes on the day. All weclome!
Open Table Restaurant
The Crescent, Boyle, Co. Roscommon. We are have a vacancy an experienced customer focused Part Time Chef to our Busy Restaurant with intentions of making this a full time position. The successful candidate will have responsibility in assisting managing the catering operation and to oversee all food production. H.A.C.C.P., H.A.S. and food safety certificates are required. A passion for food and customer satisfaction is a must. Please reply by email or post to the addresses above. Phone
086 844 5121
The value of advertising
Advertisements are not only 'ads', they are news items letting you know that special Products, Services and Offers are available to you. Here on realboyle.com we are delighted to feature advertising material from our valued supporters. "If you are in, You Can Win!". • To widen your business exposure and spread your Good News, become a realboyle supporter by calling Eilish for details on 086 377 6944
Boyle Country Meats
This Week's Special Offers: 5 Loin Pork Chops only €4.99 : 2lb Steak Mince only €5.99
Shoulder Lamb Chops, 33% OFF : Full Leg of Matured Lamb only €24.99
Clarke's Bar & Restaurant
To celebrate the turning on of the NEW Christmas lights in Boyle here at Clarke's we have a Special 4 course Dinner Menu €20 available Friday 5th, Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th from 5pm call Clarke's on 0719662064 to book your table.
An Oblique View - Tony Conboy - 4th December
Read Tony's take on local and national news and events
Homeless in Dublin / ‘Ear to the Ground’ / Secondary Teachers Strike / Roscommon GAA Songs / Stephanie Roche Goal / Congratulations / Turtle Home for Christmas
Frank Feighan TD welcomes funding approval for N61
Government TD, Frank Feighan, has welcomed funding approval for safety improvements on two sections of the N61 near Boyle. “This funding allocation by the NRA is part of a €60m investment for minor works, announced today by Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe.
The Roscommon funding will allow works to start on a scheme, which involves the realignment of two sections of the N61 at Treanagry and Rathallen respectively. (towards Roscommonand Boyle side, close to the "Four Provinces") • The improvement works will see the realignment of approximately 1.1 km of road at each of the two locations. This realigned section will be constructed as a reduced single carriageway. • This important roadworks scheme will certainly address safety issues and is certainly good news for motorists and the local community alike.”
Boyle Town Clock
The good guys (they're all good guys haha) at Mens Shed have fitted Christmas lights to the Town Clock on the Crescent ... it will look great at night!!
The April to October CIE Tours bus will not stop at Boyle Abbey during 2015. We were delighted to have the bus and tour groups visit the abbey every Thursday during the season. Apparently there weren't enough people booking the tour to justify its continuation. Though a 'guided tour' of the abbey was listed, this did not happen towards the end of the season since the abbey was closed to visitors.
Now taking bookings for Christmas Groups or Parties on any evening of your choice
Please call us on 086 844 5121.
View Christmas Menu [here...] Opening Hours [here...]
It must be Christmas!
"A couple of Irish guys tried to write a song ... but they couldn't get past the first two bars" :-)
Eating Out in Boyle
Clarke's Bar & Restaurant, Open Table, Bruno's, An Craoibhín, Tai Chi Court, Wing Hung, Troy, Margaret's Cafe, Lough Key Visitor Centre, Ardcarne Garden Cafe, Aunty Bee's, Stonehouse and Roma Grill, Mirela's, Five star Italian, and Indian Himalayan. • Sandwiches, Rolls and hot foods: available all day at locations around town: Abbeytown X-Press, Boyle Motor Works, Carty's Garage Shop, Cooney's Garage Shop, Kelly's Londis, Kelly's Gala, Kelly's SuperValu.
Boyle Musical Society Christmas in St. Joseph's Church
Just days after lowering the curtain on 'Grease', Boyle Musical Society are making plans to perform a selection of Christmas Carols at the evening Mass in St. Joseph's Church on Saturday, December 20th at 7:30pm. I took photos at last year's joyous Christmas events :-
Boyle Musical Society [here...] Ecumenical Carol Service [here...]
Christmas in Boyle - new photos and businesses daily
Abbey Haven Care & Nursing Home - Christmas Gifts 2014
Ardcarne PlantsPlus Garden Centre - Christmas Shop
Sloan's Hardware on Main Street
Surprises and Better Buy on Bridge Street
Taylors Interiors on Bridge Street
Shop Windows, exteriors and more
'Strong gay scene' in Irish Catholic church
Ground-breaking new research into the sexual lives of Irish Catholic priests has revealed many of them are or have been sexually active, that the bishops are aware of the situation, and that there is a gay scene within the church.
Pick your Perfect Tree at Ardcarne Garden Centre. Fresh non-shed trees from only €29. By the way, our Christmas Shop is now open, displaying an absolutely gorgeous range of products for Christmas. We will be delighted to see you ... and while you are here we can recommend a visit to our Ardcarne Garden Cafe.
My Own Place - Micheál O'Callaghan
A thought for Christmas
Mostly everything you will need is available from traders in the Boyle area ... except a very wide range of toys, musical instruments, computer games. If I am wrong, please let me know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
There are numerous Boyle videos online. I will build a portal to the best of them here on realboyle.com and present them on a standalone page shortly. Today's is a nice overview of visitor attractions available locally, compiled by Úna Bhán Tourism.
Ardcarne Garden Cafe
Two inspiring new chefs at the Ardcarne Garden Café, just outside Boyle, are making customers fall in love with food all over again. Cliodhna Quinlan and Nessa O’Brolcháin have been friends for years and share a love of good food and travel. They have recently teamed up to become the new chefs at the Ardcarne Garden Cafe, a relaxing beautiful place surrounded by plants and flowers.
Boyle town has a 'heritage' feel, and is a very pleasant place to visit, live and work. To its 2,500 population it is home. The Boyle area is a special place and can boast its attractions King House, Boyle Abbey, Lough Key Forest Park Visitor and Activity Centre, Fine Shops, Schools, Housing, Services, Accommodation Providers and places to eat out, and three great nearby lakes with superb fishing.
Just a short drive from Boyle are Carrowkeel and the Bricklieve Megalithic Cemetery, The Arigna Mining Experience, Douglas Hyde Centre at Frenchpark, the Coleman Centre in Gurteen, Cromleach Lodge Hotel, Kilronan Castle Hotel and much more.
• Read a short history of Lough Key and Castle Island [here...]
• Read the Local Legend of Úna Bhán [here...]
• Where is Boyle? View our location on Google Maps [here...]
Video on realboyle.com
Adding video to realboyle.com is something I should have started years ago, so 'better late than never!!. If 'a picture is worth a thousand words' then a moving picture must have even greater value. For our entertainment, fun, education and whatever, videos will become a feature of this website from now on.
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 City and Atlantic Ocean seaside resorts, 45 minutes from Knock International Airport, close to us are the River Shannon and 3 large famous lakes, a plethora of historical treasures, sports and social clubs abound.
• We have prime Tourist Attractions: King House, Boyle Abbey and Lough Key Forest Park We have leading edge schools, houses for sale, an active Town Council and Chamber of Commerce, High Speed Broadband, no pollution, a friendly "live and let live" attitude, fine shops and services, many highly talented inhabitants as well as excellent accommodation providers, restaurants and services.
Abbey Haven Care Centre & Nursing Home will hold a Sale of Work be residents on Saturday 29th November. All money raised will provide additional day trips and enhancements to the current activities programme.
Come along and pick up special handmade gifts for Christmas ... all welcome!
For the tastiest Fresh Cod & Chips in Boyle, it's always 'Roma Grill' on the Crescent, Boyle.
Drumderrig House - Carers required
New Business in Boyle
Margaret McLoughlin Homeopathy & Reflexology
Joe Simon Building Supplies
Crystal Clear Coolers - water filters
Peace of Mind come by the bucket-load following the installation a domestic water filtration system. Crystal Clear, bug-free, healthy drinking water should be available for all, and Keith Conroy will install a perfect system for you. Eliminate uncertainty and water-borne sickness from your drinking water taps, Call Keith Tel: 071 961 6650 or Mobile: 086 302 6860
Joe Simon Building Supplies
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