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Lizi Brennan and Abbey College students in Abbey Haven
Teacher Lizi Brennan and her First Year music class at Abbey College delighted residents of Abbey Haven Care & Nursing Home on Tuesday afternoon with an excellent concert of singing and instrument playing to celebrate Mental Health Week. The level of musicianship was of high order and I hope and believe that some of these young people will grow into household names in the future. Congratulations to all and a big 'well done' to Lizi for providing mental space, coaching and inspiration.
St. Joseph's National School - Tricolour & Proclamation
Members of the Defence Forces and staff at St. Joseph's BNS
Lieutenant John Holmes, Sergeant Ozzie Hatchet and Private Michael Birrane presented St. Joseph's Boys National school with a Tricolour and copy of the Proclamation during Tuesday morning's ceremony in the School Gym. Lieut. Holmes read the text of the 1916 Proclamation, with passages read by two of the school's pupils. He then explained the significance of the Tricolour and how it may and not be used.
Thomas Francis Meagher first introduced the flag during the revolutionary year of 1848 as an emblem of the Young Ireland movement. The green represents the older Gaelic and Anglo-Norman element in the population, while the orange represents the Protestant side. 'The white in the centre, represents a lasting truce between the 'Orange' and the 'Green'.
The three members of the Defence Forces present then answered questions posed by pupils of school.
Abbey Haven Care & Nursing Home
"Get Active Today"
Up and Running: After many weeks of preparation GET ACTIVE TODAY with Boyle
GAA, sponsored by Kelly’s Londis is now officially up and running. After an
excellent talk from Niall Moyna in the comfortable surroundings of King House
the hard work began in the St Joseph’s Boys school gym on Monday night when
Aaron O Connor and Conor McGowan put us through a tough but enjoyable Circuit
Session. This morning, Tuesday, under the cover of darkness over 20 people
gathered on the Crescent for 7:00am for the Dawn Walk as walks coordinator Kit
O Connor led us on a 3K walk, with the more adventurous taking the 5K route.
Another walk is planned for tonight, while the next talk
will be from Maria Keenehan on diet and nutrition and will be in the GAA
clubhouse on Thursday at 7:30pm. It’s still not too late to register and by
joining up tonight you will benefit from the full package of incentives
available including Londis money off vouchers to the value of €70, a €20
Elvery’s voucher, a 5 day pass to Aura and money off vouchers from Sasta
Fitness and Margaret McLoughlin Reflexology. All of this, and the activity
programme for an incredible €70. We’ll be on the Crescent tonight Tuesday 6
October from 7:00pm in advance of this evenings walk.
Colours of Autumn
convent of Mercy, Boyle, photo Monday 5th October 2015
McStay and O'Donnell to manage Roscommon Senior GAA
pic: Roscommon GAA Legends on Facebook
GAA Club delegates have formally ratified the new Roscommon senior management team of Kevin McStay and Fergal O'Donnell at a County Board meeting, Monday 5th October.
20th annual "Run Walk & Roll" in Boyle
This year's 5.5km event will start at St.Joseph's Hall, then via Crescent, Bridge St.,Military Rd., Abbeytown, Warren, Maple drive, Carrick Rd. and return to the hall via Marian Rd. to complete the 5.5km route. Irish Cancer Society T-Shirt and a special 20th Anniversary wristband for all finishers.There will be Refreshments served in the hall afterwards and perpetual trophies will be presented to the 1st Male and 1st Female home.
Over the last nineteen years the Boyle event has raised €154.000 for Cancer Research in Ireland.
• Thurs 7th October: 7am Dawn walks/jogs of 3k and 5k "Get Active" Boyle GAA
• Thur 8th Oct Boyle GAA Clubhouse: 7.30pm Presentation on Healthy Eating
• Friday 9th October:Art Classes at Ardcarne Garden Centre. To book, call 071 966 7091.
• Sunday 11th October:Run walk n Roll from the Crescent at 2pm
• Friday October 16th:President Mary McAleese Collection launch, King House
• Friday, October 16th:McAleese Collection launch in King House
• Saturday 17th Oct: Michael Conroy Cup, Lough Key, 10-4.30, Boat Competition
• Saturday 17th Oct: Cooney Motors/Centra annual Action Breast Walk - 2pm
• Saturday 31st October:Boyle Celtic Fuel Draw in Dodd's Bar
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Training tops for Boyle u14 GAA Ladies
Photo taken (courtesy of Shane Spellman)at the presentation of training tops to U14 Ladies team. Thanks to sponsors Alan Simon (Joe Simon Home, Garden & Build) Pat Brogan (Brogan's Totalhealth Pharmacy ), Tom & Deirdre Kearney Quality Meats.
• View a large version of this photo [here...]
Fatima Holy Water
Certainly not a "Water into Wine" miracle, but note that Holy Water from Fatima comes in plastic bottles instead of glass!
Ardcarne Garden Centre (pre-Halloween)
Ardcarne Garden Centre is undoubtedly one of Boyle's premium attractions. Season in, season out the friendly, well-informed and knowledgable Ardcarne staff arrange beautiful displays for us. Shortly, Halloween displays will be in place, followed by what is always a stunning Ardcarne garden Centre Christmas Shop.
• I was delighted to spend pleasant time there and hope you like the photos from my visit ...
The Deadly Duo at Ardcarne Garden Cafe
‘The Deadly Duo’ played Sunday afternoonfrom 2-4pm at the Ardcarne Garden Café. The Deadly Duo are one piano, two reprobates, and a bunch of songs about life on the wrong side of the tracks. Derek Caldbeck vocals, and Mark Murphy piano, presented songs and stories from the great American Songbook, the Broadway stage and all over ,,, a most enjoyable gig, a lovely venue and a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
Tommy Sheridan - new position
David wrote: "Members of Boyle Fire Service and Partners attending a function for Tommy Sheridan who recently stood down from the Boyle Brigade to take up his new position as Firefighter in Sligo Town." ...photo courtesy of David Gunning
Boyle River / Canal
Everyone who walks the full pathway by Boyle Canal will recognise this scene. This is where the Boyle River (middle right of photo) and Boyle Canal (bottom left) separate and exit (middle left) towards Lough Key. Larger version of this photo [here...]
Boyle Ladies Golf team win The Roscommon Cup
Saturday 3rd October: Boyle Golf Club Ladies had a big day in Boyle Golf Club. They hosted The Roscommon Cup (and successfully defended last year's victory) ... 7 teams of 7 ladies playing on Boyle Golf Course"
Teams: Boyle, Athlone, Castlerea, Strokestown, Ballaghaderreen, Carrick-on-Shannon and Roscommon.
Sinead Devine and Ladies Captain Sandra McCrann thanked all who played, club committee members, Michael Rush's grounds men and Mary McDermott's catering team while congratulating the Boyle team and individual winners as well as presenting the Roscommon Cup, plaques and individual winners prizes.
"E Company 6 Infantry Battalion (Boyle) are currently recruiting to the Army Reserve (AR). In this regard we will hold an Open Day in Boyle Military Barracks on Sunday 11th October from 12pm until 3pm. Members of the public are invited to come into the barracks and see equipment displays and get an insight into life in the Army Reserve from the men and women of its ranks. Any possible questions on the Army Reserve people have will also be answered on the day. Applications from both men and
women are invited to apply online through Military.ie and must be at least 18 years old and under the age of 35 years of age."
Removing the first of the remaining four silos - only three to go.
Work is currently in progress, removing the remaining ;machinery and fittings at Stewarts Mill, as the company prepares the building for a new life ...
Moone Boy nominated for IFTAs
Chris on the set at Boyle Bridge while directing an episode of Moone Boy
Success continues for Chris O’Dowd’s Moone Boy. Moone Boy has received three IFTA nominations. The Sky1 Boyle-based series has been shortlisted in three new categories: it’s up for the comedy award; Chris O’Dowd is nominated for male performance in a soap or comedy, as is another Roscommon actor Enda Oates for his role in Fair City, and Deirdre O’Kane is up for female performance in a soap or comedy.
Boyle GAA's GET ACTIVE TODAY Initiative Launch
[Back], Niall Kennedy, Mary Smith, Kathleen Hanmore, James O'Boyle, Aidan Lavin
[front] Martin Dolan, Professor Niall Moyna, Karen Brogan
Professor Niall Moyna launched Boyle GAA's exciting GET ACTIVE TODAY initiative on Friday 2nd October in King House. Kelly's Londis (via Niall Kennedy) are sponsoring the initiative.
Professor Moyna gave a most informative, inspiring, motivational presentation stressing that all levels of exercise are vital to our mental and physical wellbeing / longevity, and that even moderate, regular exercise is better than none.
Abbey Haven Care & Nursing Home - Farm Animals/Pets
Abbey Haven Care & Nursing Home residents enjoyed what must have been a very therapeutic visit of farm animals and pets to the home today. John Davey (http://www.farmyardschoolyard.ie) spent time there with a selection of ducks, hens, chickens, rabbits, kittens, a goat and a sheep, to the delight of residents and staff/carers alike.
Brogan's Pharmacy - Christmas Club
Boyle Country Meats
Johnny McGlynn and 'Gun' to play in Dublin
A viewer wrote: "Our brilliant Boyle guitarist Jonathan (Johnny) McGlynn and the group GUN will play in Academy, Dublin on Wednesday October 7th, as part of their European tour. If you would like to attend, you might like to go by bus from Boyle with others ... to book, call 086 813 0005 ASAP"
Ardcarne Garden Centres Boyle & Roscommon
Art Classes at Ardcarne Garden Centre
Art Classes at Ardcarne Garden Centre, Boyle, will start again on Friday 9th October for 6 weeks with Rebecca O’Connor. Please ring 071 966 7091 to book a place.
Boyle Basketball Club
Registration for all players will take place on Thursday the 1st of October from 8 to 9. Training will recommence then the following week. Spread the word looking forward to seeing all our old players and hopefully some new ones too.
Boyle GAA "GET ACTIVE TODAY"
Professor Niall Moyna to Launch Boyle GAA's exciting GET ACTIVE TODAY initiative on Friday 2nd October in King House, 7.30pm
Exercise as part of a group makes the activity more enjoyable and it will also motivate you to keep a regular schedule. (www.getirelandactive.ie)
Registration continues in Abbey Park, Boyle on Thursday night, October 1, from 8:30pm while you can also register before and after the launch in King House on Friday evening. The detailed programme together with a full list of the member benefits is available on www.boylegaa.com
Tony Conboy's Blog
This week realboyle.com is delighted to publish Tony's authorative, well-informed, well-written Blog with articles ... Launch of Boyle GAA’s ‘Get Active Initiative' : Mick Wallace and NAMA : Boyle Actor Jarlath Tivnan at The Hawk’s Well : County Semi-finals : Roscommon Team : Management : Mayo's Management Crisis : Fuerty in County Intermediate Final : Some Games : World Cup Rugby : Champions League
Know Your Rights
Consumer Rights in the EU [here...] Means Test For Farm Assist [here...]
Water Conservation Grant [here...] Cycling Offences [here...]
Walk the world
Walk with us in aid of the Irish Cancer Society’s Action Breast Society on Saturday 17th October at 2pm commencing at Cooney Motors show room, Greatmeadow. Registration forms can be had at the till in store. This is in aid of a great cause, so please walk or donate.
Boyle Celtic Draw
Tickets are now on sale for the Boyle Celtic Fuel Draw which will take place in Dodd’s Crescent Bar on Saturday 31st October. Tickets are available from players, committee members and retail outlets in the area. Great prizes to be won.
Parent & Professional Training
Marian wrote: I am trying to commission a Parent & Professional Training Event to take place in Boyle with the Middletown Centre for Autism. I need to source as many Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Teachers & SNPA's etc throughout the region for the event to be viable and go ahead. All courses are Free of charge. www.middletownautism.com. Please contact Marian Frawley directly on 083 845 6991 for further details.
King House visitor season closure ... but !
Staff at King House, 30th September: Jason Douglas, Tommy Egan and Paul Concannon
Jason wrote: Another season has come to an end here in King House (our door closes later today). The house will open again next month for the arrival of the McAleese Collection and there will be other events taking place here, including some weddings, launch of the McAleese Collection the Christmas Craft Fair etc., so we’re not (really) finished for the winter!
McAleese Collection to be displayed in King House
Former President Mary McAleese at Cootehall N.S. in 2010 ;© realboyle.com
McAleese Collection at King House being launched on Oct 16th will prove to be major visitor attraction. Roscommon/South Leitrim Fine Gael TD, Frank Feighan, has said the McAleese Collection to be launched on Friday, October 16th at King House will prove to be a major visitor attraction for Boyle.
"President Mary McAleese has donated more than 60 gifts to the State she received during her 14 years in office. Many of those items were presented by Heads of State from around the world, including Barack Obama and Yasser Arafat. To have some of these presentations now on permanent display at King House in Boyle will certainly prove to be a major attraction for visitors at home and abroad. Undoubtedly, the collection will enhance the visitor experience at King House.
I’m delighted to have been able help to secure this McAleese collection for Boyle and I would like to sincerely thank staff at Roscommon County Council and at King House for their work in organising this wonderful showcase." Contact: Deputy Feighan, (086) 833 1234
Finance Course For Business
A one day "Finance made Simple" course will take place in the Bush Hotel Carrick-on-Shannon on Wednesday October 7th from 9.00/4.30. The course is designed to provide owners/managers and key staff with a practical knowledge of key areas of financial management. Topics include Profit & Loss Account, Balance Sheet, Budgets, Cash Flow Statements, Break Even Analysis and Key Business Indicators/Critical Controls. Cost per person is €95 including Tea/Coffee, Lunch and course material.
for two or more places.
For more information or to book places please email email@example.com or call 071 967 3440. Role Skillnet are based at Boyle Enterprise Centre and provide funding for training and development in small and medium sized businesses.
Boyle Greenway (cycleway and walkway)
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny turning the sod on the Boyle Greenway project last year.
Frank Feighan TD said that the contract to construct a boardwalk linking Knockvicar and Lough Key Forest Park as part of the new Boyle Greenway will be awarded shortly. This boardwalk is part of the first phase of the overall project and will form a significant part of the greenway, which will be both a cycleway and walkway.
Frank Feighan TD wrote: "I was delighted last year to help secure €400,000 funding for the whole greenway project which will also provide for a cycle link between Lough Key Forest Park and the town of Boyle."
Abbey Community College Autumn Night Classes 2015
All classes began Thursday 1st October
• Fiddle for Beginners: (6.00–7.30pm) Cost 7 Weeks €60
• Fiddle for Advanced: (7.30–9.00pm) Cost 7 Weeks €60
• Sugar Craft (7.30–9.30pm) Cost 5 Weeks €60
• Baking (7.30–9.30pm) Cost 5 Weeks €60
• Flower Arranging (7.30–9.30pm.) Cost 5 Weeks €60
• Lino Print (Art) (7.30–9.30pm.) Cost 5 Weeks €60
'Into The West', Monday 28th September 2015
Photo taken on the N4, near Ballinafad
Run Walk n Roll 2015
The 20th annual Boyle fundraiser in aid of Cancer Research will take place in Boyle on Sunday 11th October at2pm.Originally known as The Terry Fox run in 1986 and rebranded in 2011 to Run Walk n Roll. This is a 5.5 km run/walk for all the family young and old with refreshments served in St. Joseph's Hall afterwards. For those who want a to push it on there is the perpetual trophy it would be great to see some former winners there again this year. There will be a 20th anniversary wristband and Irish
Cancer Society T-Shirt for all. Entry is €10 for adults and registration will take place in St Joseph's Hall from 12.30. Concessions for children and families. Children on bicycles must be accompanied by an adult.
If anyone has any novel ideas to add colour to the day please do so ie. pushing the bed, dressing up etc. For sponsorship cards or more details contact Damian 086 394 2388. Like us on Facebook Run Walk n Roll for Research.
Beginners Computer Classes
Free Beginners Computers Classes will commence on Tuesday 6th October for 4 evenings namely, Thursday 8th, Tuesday 13th and Thursday 15th October. Classes are from 7pm-9pm and will be held in Roscommon Learning Links, Elphin Street, Boyle. To reserve a place call Martina on 071 966 4510.
Special Needs Athletics Club
Starting in the sports hall in St. Joseph's Boys National School on Tuesdays from 5/6 for over 13s and 6/7for under 13s. Contact Majella Nicholson 086 877 0096.
Galilee Community, Tintagh, Boyle
Monastic Ireland – Gift of the Nile: Alf Monaghan will present a series of three illustrated talks focusing on Eastern influence on early Irish Christianity and the religions that preceded it. Location is Galilee Community, Tintagh, Boyle. ( Near the Gaelic Chieftain on the Sligo/Dublin Road). The series will begin on Tuesday, October 13th and continue on 20th and 27th from 8:00pm to 9:30pm. Donation welcome. To book please contact 071 966 4101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Boyle GAA Club Updates
Boyle Golf Club updates
Harvest Thanksgiving Service
The annual Harvest Thanksgiving Service was held in Church of Ireland, Boyle on Sunday 27th September. The guest speaker was the Rev Mervyn Kilpatrick, currently Longford and previously Sri Lanka, assisted by Canon Ronnie Bourke, Fr John Coughlan and Deacon Raymond Kettyle. Renovation work on the church building and those who assisted was acknowledged. The support of the local community for projects on this heritage building was very greatly appreciated. A collection was be taken up in support
of the Bishops Appeal regarding the Refugee Crisis.
Magee Fashions, Main Street
One of Boyle's iconic Fashion Shops ... Magees Fashions on Main Street.
Troy Fast Food
Ivan and his wife Ilona have developed a much appreciated Fast Food business, 'Troy' on Shop Street. Ivan told me "We rely on quality, good pricing, our delivery service, food for parties and celebrations, and most importantly, a friendly, speedy service to our many valued and new customers".
A Pure Flowers window at Boyle Bridge ... it's a nice one Chantelle and staff.
Future Furniture Shop on Elphin Street
Kelly's SuperValu donation to Boyle GAA
SuperValu have donated fabulous goodies to GAA clubs nationwide. Kelly's Supervalu, Boyle, were delighted to make presentations to four local clubs, Ballinameen, St. Michaels, St. Ronans and Boyle. GAA. Included for each club were footballs, kit bags, water bottles, training cones and ladders, bibs and other items of interest to clubs and players.
• Pictured above are Oisin Cregg, Len Sutton, Conor McPhearson (Boyle GAA) and Mark O'Shea (Kelly's SuperValu) Oisin and Conor are 2015 members of our three times in a row Keenan Cup winning team.
Purple flag for Carrick
Our neighbouring town Carrick-on-Shannon has achieved the prestigious Purple Flag status indicating a safe and entertaining night time environment.
The Purple Flag is a town and city centre award in Ireland and the UK – similar to the Blue Flag for beaches – which aims to raise the standard and broaden the appeal of town and city centres between the hours of 6pm and 5am.
Una Bhan Community Notes
Special Needs Coffee Morning
Special Needs Parents Association "Bringing Parents Together" Info & Support Group Coffee Morning Tuesday 6th October 10am-12noon at Open Table Restaurant Boyle. SNPA Roscommon Parent Liaison, Marian Frawley, 083 845 6991
Ardcarne Garden Centre – Great Autumn Sale – Now On!
€30 million Town and Village Renewal Scheme
Shannonside FM report: "Rural Affairs Minister Ann Phelan says the €30 million euro Town and Village Renewal Scheme announced yesterday morning will be administered and distributed at a very local level. Minister Phelan says it will be channeled through the county councils and Local Community Development Committees, who will be able to identify the projects which could benefit the most. Meanwhile, the Taoiseach has admitted the scheme 'won’t do a lot' on its own, and won't solve
all of rural Ireland's problems."
• It will be interesting to see how much of this €30 million will come to Boyle.
Ardcarne Garden Centre – Great Autumn Sale – Now On!
Amazing discounts on trees, roses, perennials, selected pottery and much more. Hurry – Sale ends Sunday. There’s never been a better time to pick up a bargain for your garden!
Boyle & District Angling Club
• Saturday 17th October: Michael Conroy Cup, Lough Key, 10-4.30, Boat Competition
Local Enterprise Office Roscommon presents:
TIME MANAGEMENT SEMINAR: Orla Leydon, Office & Training Solutions, Momentum Works. HOW TO GET MORE DONE IN THE TIME YOU HAVE! Stop wasting time and get the clock working for you instead of against you by looking at ways to manage your time robbers and plan and prioritise effectively.
The Abbey Hotel, Roscommon : 7pm to 8.30pm: Thursday the 15th of October 2015
Please note that the TIME MANAGEMENT SEMINAR is a FREE EVENT.
Paul Young for EY Entrepreneur of the Year
Boyle man Paul Young is one of the nominees for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards on next week's episode on UTV Ireland. Paul and his Cartoon Saloon partners Nora Twomey and Tomm Moore feature as 2015 finalists in the industry category
St. Joseph's Boys National School
A flag will be delivered to the school by the Defence Forces re Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme on Tuesday 6th October at 11am
Shane wrote: "Boyle GAA Club would like to thank Ivan Cochirleanu of Troy Takeaway, Shop Street, Boyle for sponsoring the boy's U-16 team a set of training tops.
Boyle Country Meats Special Offers
Gaelic Chieftain on the N4
School Hall for rental
Maura wrote: St Joseph's Boys National School have a fantastic P.E. hall available for rental. If you are interested, please contact the school on 071 966 2392
Brogans Opticians - relocation
Brogans Opticians is now open opposite Brogans Pharmacy on Shop Street. Best wishes and continued success to management and staff at Brogans.
Feelystone Banner Signs
Welcome additions to the Boyle "signs landscape"
Stewarts Oil - drivers wanted
BOYLE, a corporate, market town
BOYLE, a corporate, market, post-town, and a parish, in the barony of BOYLE, county of ROSCOMMON, and province of CONNAUGHT, 19¼ miles (S.S.E.) from Sligo, and 84½ miles (W.N.W.) from Dublin; containing 12,597 inhabitants, of which number, 3433 are in the town.
King House Craft Fair 2015
Traders will have an opportunity to display their wares during our annual King House Christmas Craft Fair. Those interested in taking part are asked to contact us on 071 966 3242 or at email@example.com to receive an application form. We also encourage all to connect with us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date with upcoming events.
• Photos [2014...] [2013...]
Drumderrig Nursing Home - staff vacancies
If you are from Boyle or have been to Boyle, this scene at Cryan's Corner on the junction of Bridge Street and Shop Street will be familiar to you.
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