This year's St. Patrick's Day Parade is shaping up to be our best ever. Accompanying Moone Boys Martin & Ian (David Rawle and Ian O'Reilly) we will welcome 'the Authentic Voice of Country', from Louisana, star performer Robert Mizzell. Robert may have his trusty guitar with him and if so, I hope to persuade him to sing and play a song or two on the Review Stand outside the Royal Hotel. Help me, be there and let's welcome Robert and our Moone Boys ...
Water, Water everywhere ... but not a drop to drink!
The Eco Eye RTE TV programme Tuesday 4th March with section on Boyle [here...]
St. Patrick's Day Parade in Boyle
Our St. Patricks Parade in Boyle will be held on Monday 17th March, starting at 3.30pm, the 1st Prize for Best Float is 500 euros, with Runners Up prize 300 euros, and lots of other prizes. The Best Dressed Window will receive 100 euros, and will be judged prior to St. Patricks Day.
Fresh Cod 'n' Chips
North Roscommon A.C.
Gold and Silver from the Connacht Indoor Championships.
The next 6 week course will start Wednesday 5th March in Convent Primary School Gym. Ladies 8pm - 9pm, Men 9pm - 10pm. Contact Ann 086 308 8873
The Family Life Centre provides a range of supports, services and clsses :-
» Support for the Suicide Bereaved, Paediatric First Aid, Bereavement Support, Mixed Media Art, Adult Irish Conversation classes, Counselling& Psychotherapy, Foot Reading, Yoga, Pilates. For information, please contsct the centre on 071 966 3000
Following concerns raised by Boyle Town Cllr. Jan Flanagan recently, this historic structure has fallen into a state of disrepair and something needs to be done to at least maintain or ideally restore it. Coillte has outlined to Councillors that they will liaise with the Moylurg Rockingham Group who manage the activity centre and the general estate as well as the OPW to determine the best course of action to preserve this historic building in future.
Higgins & Sons Funeral Directors, Main Street, Boyle have teamed up with Golden Leaves, UK to provide a pre-funeral planning service.
» Take the burden off your loved ones and have peace of mind that when the time comes your wishes are handled with the professional Care and Dignity they deserve.
» For more information/appointment contact: Marty or John at 086 232 8291/086 075 8044
» Website [here...] ;Email: email@example.com
A package is being devised for all Boyle Traders which will include Shuttle Bus to and from Lough Key twice daily during July and August and during the Easter Holidays.
» Additional perks will be included for all Team Members with this exciting initiative which will include advertising on rotating Video in Lough Key Centre and inclusion in our Information guide to promote Businesses.
» Exciting Plans are being put in place for Boyle Town to embrace the large numbers which will visit Lough Key Forest & Activity Park this coming Season. Boyle Town and More together with Louise Fitzpatrick, Manger of Lough Key, have been looking at ways of generating awareness to this market (Lough Key Visitors) of our many attractions Boyle has to offer which include The Model Railway, King House, Boyle Farmers Market, Boyle Abbey, Home of Chris O'Dowd & Moone Boy. It will provide a wonderful opportunity for our Retail Stores to showcase and for Pubs and Food Outlets to include their Menus, offers and Entertainment Sessions.
» Next meeting will be held in Boyle Enterprise Centre next Wednesday 26th February at 8pm. Don't wait for this to happen, be part of it ... and join us next Wednesday night to put the plan into action. This is one bus you must get on!
Roscommon is to be the first county in the region to have water meters installed. The move is expected to cause consternation in County Roscommon, where thousands of households are on boil water notices (including Boyle), some of which have been in place for years.
» More [here...]
Many will be aware the I promote the idea that Boyle and Carrick are two neighbouring towns in a beautiful part of Ireland. I believe that it would benefit both towns greatly, if in some arenas, we were to promote and advertise jointly.
» We share a commonality, but are yet different in so many ways. In trading, attractions and other areas, what one town lacks, the other can supply. Both towns have excellent shops, the N4 and rail links. Boyle has King House, Boyle Abbey, its Musical Society, Civic Art Collection etc while Carrick has its hotels, cinema, swimming pool, The Dock etc., and all are no more than a 15 minute car journey from each other.
Drinking water at a certain time maximizes its effectiveness on the body
2 glasses of water after waking up - helps activate internal organs
1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal - helps digestion
1 glass of water before taking a bath/shower - helps lower blood pressure
1 glass of water before going to bed - helps to avoid stroke or heart attack
Sunday Business Post has reported that Roscommon hospital recorded the highest rate of cardiac deaths out of 36 hospitals analysed by the Department of Health. Roscommon hospital's high cardiac mortality rate was identified previously though by Health Minister James Reilly when he was justifying the closure of the A and E unit there in 2011.
» The hospital has not admitted heart attack patients since the A and E closed in 2011.
» Frank Feighan, Government TD, has said the contents of this report has totally vindicated his position in relation to Roscommon Hospital. "With better procedures for both staff and patients alike, Roscommon Hospital is now much safer than it has ever been. "I will continue to work hard to safeguard its long-term future and all the jobs at the hospital. "I'm delighted that a range of capital and development services are coming into the hospital to reflect my long-held commitment to make Roscommon a shining light for every small hospital around the country."
Sunday 13th April: Lough Key Tri Club special 'Beginners Tri a Tri' event starting at the Aura Leisure Centre in Carrick-on-Shannon. Try a Tri will include: 250 metre pool swim, 13km cycle and 4km run. Tech t-shirt for each participant, prizes for the first 3 males and females. Entry 25 euros - limit 100 places. Register and view Poster [here...]
Google Maps is a great resource. Photos of Boyle were taken on a visit to Boyle by the Google team some years ago. View some [here...]
» Just as soon as the weather improves I will take a set of photos of the same locations, showing how the town looks now ...
Frank Dawson, Roscommon County Manager has announced his intention to retire. It is reported that the Manager will officially step down on June 2nd.
The World Health Organisation is warning of a 'tidal wave' of cancer spreading across the globe.
Figures released to coincide with World Cancer Day, show the number of cases is expected to jump 75 per cent in just twenty years. The Irish Cancer Society is urging people to make changes to their diet and lifestyles. Obesity, lack of exercise and high alcohol intake will be major contributors to the cancer spread.
Deputy Frank Feighan TD has welcomed news that a 4 million euro Endoscopy Unit at Roscommon Hospital will now formally go out to tender. Tenders will now go out to a number of builders selected from the pre-qualifying stage. The preferred contractor to build this major facility will then be appointed. "I am delighted that this important project has completed another major milestone and I look forward to Roscommon Hospital becoming a diagnostic centre for the Western region once the Endoscopy Suite is completed."
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