Wednesday, November 5, 2014

An end regarding our Boil Water notice / Joe Keogh R.I.P. / Stop Press !! / Roscommon Hospital - a new working model / 'I was told that I mightn't make it' Cian Smith

An end regarding our Boil Water notice:

Frank Feighan TD has informed me that the Boyle Water treatment plant will be ready next month. "The Boyle Ardcarne plant will be commissioned in December 2014 and the Boil Water Notice status will be lifted."

Joe Keogh R.I.P.

Martina McGee, Sycamore Crescent has been bereaved with the death of her dad Joe KEOGH, formerly Rathangan, Co. Kildare. After a short illness at the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore. Husband of the late Rose, sadly missed by his loving sons Philip and Christy, daughters Mary, Geraldine, Colette, Martina and Rosaleen, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends. Rest in Peace
• Reposing at Larkin's Funeral  Home, Edenderry with Rosary on Wednesday evening at 9pm. Removal on Thursday evening at 6.30pm, arriving to Mary Mother of God Church, Daingean for 7pm. Funeral Mass on Friday at 11am, followed by burial in St. Mary's Cemetery.

Stop Press !!

I have been informed that a property signing has taken place.
"Western Brand Chickens have been named as possible owners of the vacant 'Fish Factory' in Greatmeadow, and Boyle will be buzzing shortly." A representative of Boyle Chamber of Commerce has stated that, awaiting full confirmation, this will be great news for Boyle, potential employees and traders in the area.
• UPDATE: I have been asked to note that developments won't happen immediately, and official announcements etc will be made at a later date.

Roscommon Hospital - a new working model

All politics is local, as any politician seeking to close or downgrade a hospital will find out very quickly. No issue provokes such emotion in local electorates and no hospital has caused such political consternation as that in Roscommon.

'I was told that I mightn't make it'

Cian Smith (right), pictured with his brothers Donal and Enda after Boyle’s success in the 2013 intermediate football championship. Pic: Gerard O’Loughlin
Screen shot from

"His surgeon advised him to give Gaelic football a break for a year but Cian had other ideas."