Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Boyle Church of Ireland / Bright Christmas promised for Boyle / Water, water, everywhere, but not a drop to drink / Realboyle Diary / Barry Feely, 'A Life In Stone' Book Launch / Mock wedding Video - tonight / Boyle GAA - tonight / ‘Grease’ Rehearsals in full swing / Lough Key Visitor Centre / Irish TV

Boyle Church of Ireland

The Rector, Churchwardens and Select Vestry, warmly invite you to a Service of Thanksgiving following the completion of the Church Re-roofing Project on Sunday 16th November at 3.30pm. The Bishop of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh, the Rt. Rev. S.F. Glenfield will preach and perform the act of Dedication.

Bright Christmas promised for Boyle ...

Boyle Christmas Lights Bonanza Raffle is ready to be launched. With 50 Prizes up for grabs and for as little as €2 per line or €5 for 3 lines you’re in with a chance to Win. All businesses in Boyle will have these Raffle lines for Sale over the coming week. Draw will take place on Monday 22nd December. Boyle TM wish to thank all who sponsored the prizes which value totals to over €4000, definitely worth €2 to be in with a chance of winning one(or more) of those 50 prizes.
There are smaller cards of 12 lines(€20) for those who may be travelling, or selling  lines to relatives etc who won’t be shopping in Boyle. If you would like to take one of these cards to support Boyle Christmas Lights please contact any of the team, Stephen, Cecil, Brian, Dara, Tish or Siobhan.
We look forward to your continued support in guaranteeing Boyle to have the brightest Christmas ever!

Water, water, everywhere, but not a drop to drink!

Burst Water Pipe on Boyle Bridge
This was the scene on Boyle bridge this morning circa 9.45am
pic courtesy DJ David Greene

Many residents in the Boyle area have not and will not have tap water, drinkable, boilable or otherwise until the burst pipe is replaced!
Roscommon Co Council is advising that this was a serious breach and responsibility for repairs lies with Irish Water, but that they (the Council) are assisting now and have the necessary equipment, staff and piping in Boyle to effect as speedy a repair as soon possible!
• Roscommon Co Council website: Roscommon County Council and Irish Water wish to advise consumers served by the Boyle Regional Water Supply Scheme that there will be a disruption to water supply on 4th November, 2014, in the Boyle town area from 10 a.m.. until further notice due to damage to watermain by contractors working in the area. Roscommon County Council and Irish Water regret any inconvenience caused to consumers

Did you know?

Roscommon A&E was axed in July 2011. At the time the following was reported:
• Dr David O'Keeffe, Clinical Director of the Galway-Roscommon Hospital Group said there had been ongoing difficulties recruiting the required number of NCHDs (junior doctors) required to safely deliver a safe 24-hour emergency service in Roscommon. In the recent past we have been managing this issue through the use of locum doctors. That is not a sustainable or safe solution in the long term.
• Dr. O'Keefe's remarks came following Minister Reilly's reported statement that "the mortality rate for a cardiac patient was four times greater in Roscommon than at the closest major specialist centre in Galway"

Realboyle Diary 

Wednesday 5th

• Mock Wedding Video in Tawnytaskin Centre, 8pm
• 'Who wants to ba a Thousandaire' press launch GAA 8pm

Thursday 6th

'Of Mice and Men' Carrick Cineplex, 7pm (Fully Booked)

Friday 7th

Barry Feely's 'A Life in Stone' Book Launch in Feelystone 7.30

Saturday 8th

Cian Smith retirement GAA match, Abbey park, 3pm

Sunday 9th

• Open recruitment Day, Boyle Military Barracks 12pm-3pm
• Angler of The Year Fishing on Lough key 11am-4.30pm
• Golf Club EGM at 5pm in the Clubhouse

Monday 9th

• Town Revitalisation meeting in Boyle Enterprise Centre
• Moone Boy Fest on Irish TV at 6.30pm
• 'Of Mice and Men' Carrick Cineplex, 7pm book online

There will be additions to the above listing as information emerges
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Barry Feely, 'A Life In Stone' Book Launch

A Life in Stone

Barry Feely will launch his book ‘A Life in Stone’ on Friday 7th November 2014 between 7 and 8.30pm. Guest Speaker Brian Leyden
Barry's story, which started in the middle of the 20th Century, will be launched in the modern and impressive 21st Century Kitchen Showrooms of Feelystone, Boyle. The showrooms encompass the old Feely Family home – fittingly bringing Barry’s story home to the house in which he was born.
Barry started as apprentice in the family business in 1955 with his father and uncles, the 8th generation of stonemasons. His book records the passing of a dying art, of characters and friendships over a lifetime in the trade. Barry’s art of storytelling is evident in the book as he recalls a variety of characters who called to the stone yard.
• Book cost €15 + €3 Post. To purchase please see

Mock wedding Video - tonight

Ann McGlynn wrote: We have been approached by many people who missed last Friday nights video showing of the Mock Wedding of 2002, to show it again. So by popular demand, we have decided to Re-Run the video of the MOCK WEDDING this Wednesday next the 5th of Nov at 8oc, in Tawnytaskin centre, please contact ANN OR MARY for further details on the following numbers. 086 813 0005 and 085 161 8420. All are welcome even if you were with us last time, you can always watch it again, in good company! Look forward to looking back!

Boyle GAA - tonight

The press launch of the “Who Wants to be a Thousandaire”” will be held in the Clubroom on Wednesday evening at 8pm, when the 9 Major Sponsors which the clubs have procured, will be unveiled. Pallas Promotions Limited, who will do the show on our behalf on 6th December, will be present to outline how the show works and they will do a round or two of the show for demonstration purposes. All members and players from the Boyle GAA Clubs-adult male and Minor and Ladies Club are urged to come along. The general public are cordially invited as are businesses who would be interested in becoming advertisers on the night of the event.

‘Grease’ Rehearsals in full swing

Boyle Musical Society's production of the musical 'Grease' will be staged on five consecutive nights from Wednesday 19th to Sunday November 23rd in St. Joseph’s Hall, Boyle. All performances will commence at 8pm.

Lough Key Visitor Centre

November, December, January, February:
"Our hours of business are Friday tthrough Sunday 10am to 5pm. We are happy to open outside these hours for group bookings. If you would like any information or help with anything please email"

Irish TV

Of particular interest to residents in the area:
Boyle: A full half hour special on Chris O'Dowd & The Moone Boy Fest will air on Monday 10th November - Same time, same channel.
Interview with our new TD Michael Fitzmaurice & “A Delicate Wildness” book launch by Julian Vignoles which was held in John Cryans Bar recently will air Monday 17th November.