Change the Future - Astonishing Fact - April 18th
• Happenings far away can often affect things closer to home and vice versa. For example Ireland's waste can cause acid rain in Sweden and Norway, and the rare woods we use in decoration and furniture mean that trees millions of kilometres away are cut down at an astonishing rate.
James (Jim) Spellman R.I.P.
The death has occurred of James (Jim) Spellman, Gurteen, Co. Sligo and formerly of Elphin Street Boyle. Peacefully at Drumderrig Nursing home, Boyle, Co. Roscommon. Reposing at Mahon’s Funeral, Boyle on Monday evening from five o’clock until seven o’clock with removal to St. Patrick’s Church, Gurteen arriving at eight o’clock. Mass of the resurrection on Tuesday at twelve noon with burial afterwards in Gurteen cemetery. Family flowers only please donations in lieu if desired to Parkinson’s
Temperatures could hit 20C
Sunseekers are in for a treat as temperatures could soar as high as 20C next week, with Ireland set to bask in more glorious spring sunshine. Forecasters say this weekend will remain dry and sunny and next week will be even better. The mercury could possibly top 20C on Tuesday and Wednesday in some parts
Paddy Hayden R.I.P.
The death has occurred of Paddy HAYDEN, No 5 Marian Road, Boyle, Peacefully, at his residence. Husband of the late Maura. Formerly worked at ESB Carrick-on-Shannon. Deeply regretted by his family, sons Dermot, Meave, Brian, Sinead and Niall. May He Rest in Peace
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Boyle Country Meats, Main Street, Boyle
Ashford Castle Makeover
Gardaí need 500 recruits every year
Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan has told the Government that she needs more than 500 recruits a year to ensure the force has the capacity and the capability to combat crime. "Policing is a profession that needs a constant influx of new people," Ms O'Sullivan added.
Ardcarne Plantsplus Garden Centre
Open Table Restaurant, The Crescent, Boyle
The AGM of the Boyle Support Group, Mayo Roscommon Hospice, will take place in Dodd's Bar, The Crescent, Boyle at 8pm on Monday the 20th April. This is open to the public and we would appreciate your support.
An extra 300 towns have been promised superfast broadband in an expansion of the service from a joint venture between the ESB and Vodafone. The extra towns are likely to include villages as small as 100 buildings. The new fibre broadband service will have competition from Eircom, which has also announced an early autumn date for the unveiling of its own 1,000Mbs fibre-to-the-home service.
1. Boyle will not be among the first 50 towns earmarked to avail of Superfast Broadband!
2. Will our Chamber of Commerce seek a meeting with the Internet providers as they did with issues regarding the Garda Station's reduced hours?
Yes, Frank Feighan TD is a man of conviction. In recent weeks you may have read a letter he wrote to the Roscommon Herald and the Roscommon People. I am delighted to republish it here on realboyle. Please read what he has to say before jumping on any bandwagon, or attempt to play on your 'superior knowledge'. I can assure you that I am not a 'party hack' and am not affiliated to any political party!
Petrol prices are on the rise and it’s set to stay that way. The latest figures from the AA show that the lower prices we experienced at the start of this year are gone. Diesel prices are also on the rise!
Lough Key Triathlon Club's annual 'Try a Tri' event for beginners took place in damp conditions in Carrick on Shannon last Sunday morning. This annual event, which was first held back in 2012, sold out in record time again this year and attracted a full house of 100 competitors from all over Ireland hoping to make their first step into the world of Triathlons. The event, a 250m pool swim, 13.5k bike and 4km run, was won by Pauric Cullen from Longford Triathlon Club with local man Fergal
close behind in second and another local, Philip Roche from Cootehall in third. In the ladies category, another Longford Tri Club athlete, Maeve Johnston, took the win ahead of Anita Cody Kenny from Dublin and local Carrick woman Claire Gorman in third.
Sisters Claire and Christine Shanley are pictured here on the happy occasion of their babies being christened in St. Joseph's Church, Boyle on Saturday 11th April.
Hi all shed men in Ireland. Friday 24th April at 2pm king House Boyle Co Roscommon. We are holding the unveiling of our Gallipoli V Beach diorama together with Boyle Rangers. As part of WW1 - 100 year anniversary of all Irish Soldiers. You are all invited
Representatives of Boyle Chamber of Commerce recently met with the Garda Superintendent to discuss our concerns regarding the proposed changes at Boyle Garda Station. It is planned to review the opening hours and the Chamber intends to meet again with the Superintendent in early course. However, in the meantime, we would welcome feedback from businesses and members of the public in relation to the new arrangements.
Boyle Golf Club has introduced a new incentive for local clubs and organisations. For every new member who joins Boyle Golf Club in 2015 the club will pay 50% of the member’s first year fees to a local club or organisation. The new member will nominate the club to receive the donation. To date Boyle GAA, Boyle Badminton and Shannon Gaels have benefited from the scheme.
It is hoped the incentive will bring new members to the club and provide support for local clubs and organisations. For more information on how your club or organisation can benefit please call 086 2039182
The Club also introduced a new under-30 category in 2015. The rate is €250 including poll tax. Beginner’s rate is €145. A full list of rates is available at www.boylegolfclub.com
Chris O'Dowd's Moone Boy has been nominated for the best Scripted Comedy Award. The 2015 Bafta awards ceremony will take place in London on May 10th
I hope you were lucky enough to visit the Tawnytaskin Centre over the weekend! The committee had arranged a very special Tea Party with all of the style of an Ashford Castle happening. Tea was served in china cups, the 3-tier stands were filled with goodies - various items of confectionery and of course like any self-respecting tea party, cucumber sandwiches.
Yes, there were a few stalls there as well: Reiner and Doris, Stephanie Quinn and photographer's work on display from Martina Morris. I really loved the way the committee had set up a dining area and a Cake Sale area.
Congrats and well done to Ann, Mary and everyone involved in this lovely afternoon Easter Sunday and Monday.
I watched the film "Jimmy's Hall" on Netflix. The film recalls one of the more shameful episodes in the infancy of the Irish
Free State. The Catholic Church and compliant politicians ensured that Jimmy Gralton would be
hunted, as his mother put it, "like a wild deer", and become the only Irish citizen to
be deported from his own country, without trial, in August 1933.
KING HOUSE went Blue for World Autism Awareness Day today, Thursday 2nd April. Coffee Morning in King House from 10am to 12noon, in support of Autism Ireland. For further information contact Marian Frawley 086 258 8498.
Boyle Mens Shed model builders have been busy and are putting the final touches to a section of a wonderful new set of displays in King House ... tributes to the 126 who died from the Boyle area in World War One, and a War Graves 'Then and Now' tribute 'Gallipoli 1915'
TONY CONBOY WROTE: "I was in Boyle once ... many years ago now. It was during one of the great Fleadhs ... the best I was ever at ... I remember it well ...great days, great music!" I have had this reaction more than once whenever I mention that I'm from Boyle. The Boyle All Ireland Fleadhs live on in the memories of the thousands who visited the town on those memorable weekends so many years ago. They act too as markers in the memories of those involved.
GERRY WROTE: Since the setting up of Boyle Courthouse Development Committee in 2012, the committee have worked tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that the courthouse building will have the necessary building works completed to provide a premises that will incorporate a new tourist attraction. The attraction will further enhance the tourism product in Boyle.
FRANK FEIGHAN TD, has been informed by the HSE that it is will shortly have a preferred contractor in place to build the state-of-the-art Primary Care Centre for Boyle and surrounding areas.
Maybe this has nothing to do with Boyle ... but both men have Boyle fans
Country music legends Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard both have birthdays coming up. In April, Nelson will turn 82 and Haggard will turn 78.
Magee's Fashion Shop - current display includes the winner's cup for Best Window
Display for last week's St. Patrick's Day. The St. Patrick's Day Committee thank you [here...]
Places available on Full Time Information Technology Courses at Level 4 and Level 5
in Roscommon Learning Links, Elphin Street, Boyle. Anyone who is currently unemployed and in
receipt of Jobseekers Allowance or Benefits can avail of these Training Courses. For further detail
call 071 966 4510 or drop into the Centre (nextdoor to Trojan) any morning. We are located
upstairs! Don’t delay ... act today and gain Certification in 2015.
Joe Simon Building Supplies is a premium Boyle company, well know as Boyle's largest
indoor/outdoor store and renowned as a leading supplier for products and supplies for Home, Garden
and Building Contractors ... without doubt, one of our best businesses.
Recently Joe Simon Building Supplies joined the Expert franchise in this region. Expert are Ireland's largest electrical retailer with over 60 stores nationwide. Its members are independent retailers who through expert are able to combine purchasing, marketing, and general market information. Their goal is to deal with market leading brands and offer customers the best value for money available.
Roscommon/South Leitrim Fine Gael TD, Frank Feighan, has been informed by Irish
Water that the Boyle Water treatment plant is currently undergoing "process proving" before the Boil Water Notice can be lifted.
Apparently the Boyle plant has been commissioned and is supplying compliant water since February, but three clear samples are needed by the HSE and EPA before the notice is lifted. Deputy Feighan says this will bring to an end the constant boil water notices which have affected businesses and households for the last number of years.
Only at Boles of Boyle ... the handknit Moone Boyle hat/ keyring ... a gift that you
and your friends will love ... and it costs only €3.99 ... Call today or order yours, phone 071
The head of the Irish Heart Foundation says improved services are needed to
treat stroke patients in County Roscommon. Figures show that in Roscommon, almost twice the number
of women as men die from strokes.
Many thanks to Roch Hanmore for direction my attention to this powerful, staggeringly beautiful, magnificent video. Turn up your speakers and enjoy!
The following were €20 winners in the most recent Club Lotto draw which was held in Daly’s Bar;- Marie Lavin, Pat Carty, John Carroll, Laura Gannon, P.J.Browne ( Jnr) and Jordan Maye. The jackpot wasn’t won and it will stand at €8,600 for next Saturday night’s draw which will be held in Clarke’s Bar. Team A will be in charge.
The U14s Division 1 team lost to St Dominics in Knockcroghery on Thursday. They will play Eire Og in their next outing in this competition on Thursday at 7pm in Loughlynn.
The U16s lost to Michael Glaveys in the Division 4 League in the Abbey Park on Thursday last.
The McGovern Directional Drilling Seniors recovered from a loss to Roscommon Gaels on Easter Monday in the O’Rourke Cup, to record a great win over Western Gaels in the third round of this competition in Frenchpark on Sunday. They are scheduled to play Clan na Gael in their next O’Rourke Cup game in Johnstown on Sunday next at 2pm.
Best wishes are extended to the Roscommon U21s and especially Enda and Evan in the All Ireland Semi Final in Sligo on Saturday evening next.
All GAA supporters are reminded that Club Rossie tickets, which have been issued to previous patrons, should be purchased. The Club will be in contact in the coming week.
Thanks to all who have supported the Club’s “Know Your Sport” sports prediction competition. It is intended to show how each participant is progressing by means of a league table that will be placed on boylegaa.com
There will be a meeting of the Club Executive on Friday evening next at 8.30pm.
Sympathy is extended to the Kenny and Carty families on the death of Padraig Kenny, Ardcola, Ballinameen and with Tim and Tadhg Griffin, St Joseph’s Avenue on the death of Colette.
Ladies Club: Best Wishes to all making their Confirmation this weekend. The Bazaar sponsored U-12’s girls play Western Gaels in the Abbey Park on Wednesday evening at 7pm.
Last Sunday’s 18 Hole was won by Seamus Gallagher 41pts, 2nd Paddy McLoughlin 40pts, Gross Lorcan Egan, 3rd Jonathan Egan. The Holmpatrick Cup will be re-arranged in May.
Crumlin Classic results from Easter Weekend. Winners Charlie O’Donnell, Liam Whyte & Michael Gilmartin 87pts, 2nd Willie Tiernan, Tom Kearney & Sean McLoughlin 86pts, 3rd Gary Carty, Adrian King & Michael Gilmartin 85pts. Thanks to all who took part. The winners go on the represent the club in the Connaught final.
Competitions this week are the Mens Twelve Hole on Thursday and an 18 Hole Stroke, Golfer of the Year on Sunday. Both competitions can be booked on line. The Friday evening scrambles will re-start this Friday April 17th. Dates for your diary are the voucher competition on Sunday April 26th and the club fundraiser on the May Bank Holiday weekend. A Quiz and curry nite will take place on the Friday May 1st. Food will be from 8.00 with Quiz at 9.00. Cost will be €15 per person entry to the scramble. All support appreciated. Thanks to Susan & Brendan for organising.
Thanks to all who volunteered with the pole forking and re-sanding of the bunkers last week
Commiserations to Sean Heslin and Jimmy Dwyer who lost their Daily Mail last week to Bundoran. In foursomes news Terry Bright & Pat Conroy, Charlie O’Donnell & Ted Hestor, Sean Heslin & Sean McLoughlin and Liam Whyte & Gerry O’Hara are through to the next round.
The February and March draws took place in the clubhouse last Sunday evening. February winners Tom Kearney €70, Jonathan Egan & Ted Hestor €40 each. March Winners Liam Whyte €70, Claire & John Cryan and Michael Gilmartin €40 each. Thanks to all who took part and good luck in the next draw.
The club extends sympathy to the Carty Family on the death of Padraig Kenny, brother of Pauline Carty. Rest in Peace
10.8% are Non-Irish Nationals
13.7% have a Disability
9,396 Older people & 28% live alone
6,257 One Person Households
2,950 Households without a car
7,468 Households without a PC
34% Households have no Internet access
719 individuals with no formal education
25% of the population have 3rd level education (???)
13% of college graduates receive their first job in the county
4,579 over 25's on the Live Register September 2014 (Castlerea highest rate signing)
1,371 under 25's signing September 201
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