Kelly's Londis - Sale on Friday
"Moone Boy - The Blunder Years" - FULLY BOOKED
"Moone Boy The Blunder Years" is the book written by Chris O'Dowd and Nick Murphy. They will attend a book signing on Thursday October
23rd in King House, 10am to 12pm. This event is for SCHOOLS ONLY and is now FULLY BOOKED!
Tommy Kenoy - Insiders TV on Tuesday
Insiders on RTE TV on Tuesday at 7 will deal with Roscommon’s Tommy Kenoy and his drive to open up Croke Park to rugby and soccer during the rebuilding of the Aviva stadium and the eventual visit of the Queen of England to Croke Park.
Ireland's Fittest Families semi-final - TV next Sunday
Ireland's Fittest Families semi-final using Ireland's Toughest Muckers course in Lough Key Forest Park will be screened on RTE next Sunday the 26th rather than the following weekend. This is great it will be shown one week before Ireland's Toughest Muckers next challenge on the 2nd of November.
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October Bank Holiday weekend. This event is being organised by Una Bhan Tourism and plans are in motion for a memorable weekend with a difference! Moone Boy Fest, Celebrating all things Moone Boy, Saturday, October 25th
Our very successful Boyle Camera Club held its AGM last Tuesday
The current Board of Directors, Oversight Committee and Management Staff at the unveiling of a specially commissioned wooden sculpture honouring the Boyle Union's past chairpersons.
Manager Joe Currid welcomed those present and outlined current Credit Union developments that will benefit members into the future, including online banking, bill-pay facilities and the planned provision of Debit Cards. The branch now has 5,000 members and capital of €13 million. Also present at the ceremony were eight of the Union's ten past chairpersons since its foundation in 1978 as well as current chairperson Bernie Mullins.
Items that can be collected are:- New and Used Men’s and Women’s &
Children’s Clothing, Footwear, Belts, Handbags, Hats, Household Textiles
(curtains, blankets etc), Mobile Phones (put these in a separate bag or hand
into reception in the school).
All bags can be left outside the side gate at of the school on or before THURSDAY 13TH NOVEMBER
|An Oblique View - Tony Conboy - 16th October|
This week's is a 'Must Read'. Tony casts his well informed, intelligently analytical and clear-thinking eye on the recent by election, the forthcoming general election, GAA matters of interest, next week's events in Boyle and offers special congratulations for 'jobs well done'
|Boyle GAA update - 13th October|
Congratulations to Club Officer Aidan Lavin on being the recipient of a special award from the National Blood Transfusion Service for having reached 50 blood donations. The GAA strongly encourages blood donation and the Club urges all our members to make a conscious effort to give blood at the nearest available blood transfusion clinic.
A specially commissioned wooden sculpture will be unveiled at a ceremony in Credit Union offices on Green Street at 5.30pm. The sculpture honours the Boyle Union's past chairpersons:
1978-1984 Fr Bobby Jones
1985-1988 Mae Morris
1988-1991 Pat Wynne
1991-1993 Jack Fallon
1993-1995 Anne Ryan
1995-2002 Paddy McDermott
2003-2004 John Keville
2004-2005 Tom Commons
2005-2008 Pat Wynne
2009-2011 Billy Reid
2012 to date Bernie Mullins
Tommy wrote: A very successful Charity Car Wash was held last Saturday October 11th. Darren O'Flaherty, Mark McGovern, Martin Supple, Tommy Sheridan, and Gerry Kiernan would like to thank people who helped out: Paul Byrne for the donated advertising signs, SuperValu for the treats, Gerry Gunning for sponsoring the car shampoo, Sean O'Dowd and realboyle.com, Aaron Sharkey, Gary Neary, Dylan Thomas + Rourke for their extra hands and the Casey family for their
We have raised €2226 to date and thank all for their generous support for the Kyle Casey Fund. Very best wishes to Kyle and his family going forward.
The forthcoming AGM of the Roscommon Community Tourism Network, will be held on Thursday 30th October, 2014, at 8.00pm in Gleeson’s Townhouse, the Square, Roscommon.
Book signing in King House, Thursday 23rd October ... see you there!
BOB isn’t a person, and it doesn’t stand for anything either. It is an iconic haircut of the 1960’s which is probably the reason its the hairstyle of the founder Dawn O’Porter, who has a particular obsession with this decade. Dawn’s love of fashion comes from the nostalgia of the past. She scours the earth searching for clothes that have impact and a sense of recent history. Wanting to spread that sentiment she created BOB Vintage - to make those pieces available to you.
... and yes, Dawn will be in Boyle next week with husband Chris O'Dowd
One side of Boyle Bridge has now been repaired and preparations are being made to lay a new footpath. Congratulations to Feelystone, Boyle who repaired damaged sections of the bridge and NRA contractors Jons Civil who will lay new footpaths.
"A Delicate Wildness - The Life and Loves of David Thompson." How fitting that Julian Vignoles author of “A Delicate Wildness” should choose Creighton’s bar in the John Cryan building as the perfect venue for his book signing October 25th, 2014 at 4.00pm.
Three books of particular Boyle interest will be available in the near future, and well before Christmas. You might consider adding one or all to your 'must have Christmas present list'.
• "Moone Boy" by Chris O'Dowd and Nick Murphy Boyle launch on Wednesday October 22nd
• "A Life In Stone" by Barry Feely, launch in King House, Friday 7th November
• "Christy Regan" by Mary Regan with a King House launch on Friday 28th November
I had the pleasure of sharing the Friday Panel on Shannonside FM with Roscommon GAA legend Shane Curran last week.
Shane's new book is an autobiography of a passionate, outspoken sportsman and entrepreneur. "Brave, honest and hilarious, and full of entertaining yarns and challenging observations on the state of the GAA and the world, Cake tells the story of an Irish sportsman who has lived the dream in his own utterly original way."
Add this great read to your Book List... Chris O'Dowd refers to Shane Curran [here...]
Shane Feely and Feelystone Ltd., Boyle are carrying out excellent repair work on the damaged Boyle Bridge. In addition to repairs, craftsmen at Feelystone had to carve four new pillars similar to the existing ones. Shane tells me works will be completed quickly. The repairs will be noticeable for a time, but will age gracefully.
Contractors will also replace the footpaths on both sides of the bridge
Thursdays At Galilee: We continue to explore the Sunday scriptures in light of the needs of our time. Cuppa at 7.30pm, session at 8pm followed by a prayer.
Congratulations to Dorcas Toop from Ballinameen who walked in Boyle's Run walk N Roll (Terry Fox Run). Dorcas raised over €1300 for the Irish Cancer Society. Dorcas experienced first hand the great work of the Irish Cancer Society after being diagnosed with cancer last year and is now well on the road to recovery. Dorcas is grateful for the support of her family, friends and neighbours. You can donate at Dorcas' charity page http://www.mycharity.ie/event/dorcas_toops_event.
Nessa O'Brolcháin and Cliodhna Quinlan now operate the cafe at Ardcarne Garden Centre, 10am-5pm Monday to Saturday and 12 to 5pm on Sundays. Visit Ardcarne Garden Cafe for Hearty, Healthy, Homemade specials, Salads and Desserts. Vegetarian and Gluten-free options are available. Oh what a lovely venue to visit and relax in a garden setting while you enjoy great food options.
Boyle's annual Run Walk N Roll took place on Sunday 12th October - a beautifully sunny day. This was a fun event for all the family, formally known as The Terry Fox Run and now in its 19th year in Boyle. The Boyle event has raised in excess of €120,000 for Cancer Research in Ireland over the years. A day out for all the family. Event organiser Damian Regan said there were app. 350 entries for this year's event. Contact Damian if you wish to donate on 086 394 2388
Four years ago I had the pleasure of gathering photos and information as well as creating a website for Roscommon Co Council/Look West, about ten towns in County Roscommon. Information on each needs to be updated. Please let me have current information and suggestions by emailing email@example.com Yes, I know Frenchpark needs to be included and I will develop information and take photos. Click on any or all of the
town links named below:
Ballaghaderreen : Ballyleague : Boyle : Castlerea : Cortober
Elphin : Knockcroghery : Monksland : Roscommon : Strokestown
Our excellent Roma Grill Takeaway on the Crescent has reopened following extensive renovations. The shop looks great and Lucio's chips etc etc are excellent - you won't find better! Opening hours: 12 noon till late, 7 days a week. New photos to follow.
The bridge over the river Boyle in the centre of town has been the subject for countless photographs, postcards and featured in many publication. The bridge was damaged a few months ago. Restoration works are now underway.
Local historian Frank Geelan has supplied information about the history of the bridge.
In 1763, Sir Edward King had a statue of King William erected on the bridge of the time, possible a wooden structure. This statue was moved to a site on top of a stone plinth in what was know as the Town Park, and now named the Pleasure Grounds. The statue was moved before the rebuilding of Boyle Bridge in 1834.
The Visitor Centre at the 19th Infantry Battalion FCA Association will be launched on Sunday 26th October at 6.30pm by Colonel Brendan McAndrew, ADC to President Michael D Higgins. Col McAndrew is a Ballymote native and served previously with the 19th Battalion. The event will be attended by members of the Battalion, the county Librarian, armed forces personnel and specially invited guests.
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.
The Cathaoirleach and Members of Roscommon County Council have issued special invitations and will host a Reception in honour of Boyle actor Chris O'Dowd in King House on Wednesday 22nd October, starting at 7pm. During the reception Roscommon Co Council will bestow Chris with the civic honour of The Freedom of the Administrative Area of County Roscommon.
King House, Boyle: Senior Library Assistant Patricia O'Flaherty. Tel: 071 966 2800 E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday: 1.00pm to 8.00pm
Wednesday: 10.00am to 1.00pm and 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Thursday: 1.00pm to 8.00pm
Friday: 10.00am to 1.00pm and 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Saturday: 10.00am to 1.00pm and 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Úna Bhán report: Resulting from the wonderful support received for the Bright Sparks Quiz on Last Good Friday night, we have decided to undertake the project of replacing all our Christmas lights which is well overdue with all new LED lights and Christmas feature pieces for this Christmas with the switch on scheduled for December 6th next.
My car may be eleven years old, but inside it looks like new ... following a valet by "Dirty Cars Wanted" at Stewarts Oil, Boyle.
Eye Cinema Galway and Century Cinemas Donegal. More venues to be announced shortly.
Golden Globe® winner and Academy Award® nominee James Franco and Tony Award® nominee Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids, Girls) star in the hit Broadway production Of Mice And Men, filmed on stage in New York by National Theatre Live.
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These are some of Stewarts Oil delivery drivers with Tom Beirne (the face behind the phone) ... a happy bunch of guys who bring warmth to households throughout the region. Order your central heating oil now from Stewarts Oil. Call 071 967 0100
"There's No Oil like Stewarts Oil" ...
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