Saturday, February 7, 2015

Update 7th February

Bruno's Buffet Party

Humour, good cheer, great food and a most enjoyable night at Bruno's Restaurant!

Friday 6th was Buffet Party Night at Bruno's, The Crescent, Boyle. Over 12 Delicious Dishes prepared inhouse were there to try as well as Dessert and a Glass of Wine. The large attendance left for home very satisfied that Bruno and his staff had 'pulled out the stops' and laid on an excellent selection of tasty choices.

"High Nelly Re.....Cycling Club"

Ride out Sunday 8th February, meet at the Crescent Boyle at 12 noon. New members welcome. club bikes available to ride for a small donation to charity. Ring Lawrence for info 086 863 2687.

Maura Regan (Nee Collins) R.I.P.

Cavetown, Croghan, Boyle, Friday, February, 6th peacefully at her residence. Removal from her residence tomorrow evening (Sunday) at half past six arriving to St. Michael’s Church, Croghan at seven o’clock. Funeral mass on Monday at twelve noon with burial immediately afterwards in Easter Snow cemetery. House private please.

Drumderrig Nursing Home

Drumderrig Carers Wanted

Coder Do Jo Team Wrote:

On behalf of the Coder DoJo team we are delighted with the interest expressed in the Program. We thank all who expressed interest in participating and thank the many parents and Mentors who have offered their support. At this stage the Team are currently scheduling classes and groups. Due to the large numbers, all participants will not have an immediate start but will be accommodated over the coming weeks, months and years. All details have been recorded and in the coming week all parents will receive an e-mail from us regarding the schedule

Brogans Pharmacy, Shop Street

Brogans Clarins Valentines

Curlew Walkers:

This weekend's walk is on Saturday 7th Feb. Meeting on the Crescent, Boyle at 10am. Grade C climb on Kesh Corran. Leader Fidelma Brennan 087 234 3615.
2 to 4 hours duration. Moderate level of fitness required.
For reasons of safety and personal comfort, all members and guests walking with the club must have the following basic items and equipments: Strong waterproof boots, Waterproof clothing and a walking stick, Woollen hat and gloves, Adequate food and liquids, A whistle and rucksack for all items

New law

A new law will require restaurants, takeaways and all food service outlets to post the information alongside the price for all items offered on their menus. The Restaurant Association of Ireland claims the move would cost businesses, and is blaming the ‘nanny state’.
1. will every menu in the country have to be reprinted?
2. who is qualified to measure the calories?
3. will there be new menu inspectors?
4. what numbskull came up with this idea?
Sure, obesity is a problem, but so is the continued availability of cigarettes, booze and contaminated water!

St Patrick's Day is fast approaching

Siobhan wrote: With little over five weeks until St Patrick's Day, the St. Patrick's Day Committee appeal to anyone in the Community who would like to get involved to come along to Clarkes Bar next Tuesday evening at 6.15pm.  The committee badly need extra heads and hands, if a Parade is to go ahead this year, and appeal to anyone who has a few hours to give, to please join them on Tuesday 10th February at 6.15pm

New Buses - Roscommon connection

Bus Éireann has unveiled an upmarket new fleet of coaches which it claims are "better than the car". 20 new coaches will go into service on Expressway’s 23 intercity (including Dublin Sligo I guess) routes next week. The buses are painted with the new red and silver livery, changes which the entire fleet will undergo. The buses were built through a joint-venture partnership of Irizar in Spain and Westward Scania in Roscommon.

Redempta McGlynn (née Gilboy) R.I.P

The death has occured of Redempta McGlynn (née Gilboy), late of Oberstown, Lusk, Co. Dublin and formerly Cootehall, Boyle, Co. Roscommon, peacefully at Beaumont Hospital.
Reposing at her home on Friday from 2pm to 8pm. Removal on Saturday morning to St. MacCullin's Church, Lusk arriving for funeral Mass at 10am, followed by burial in Ardcarne Cemetery, Boyle, Co. Roscommon at approx. 2pm. Family flowers only, donations in lieu to Cancer Research. Basket at Church.

Magees Fantastic Friday

Fantastic Friday at Magees

Boyle Country Meats Special Offer

Boyle Country Meats

BOI Boyle Expo

A5 Flyer Boyle

Plans are well under way for the BOYLE EXPO scheduled to take place over two days, Fri 27th & Sat 28th February.
• Day One will be held in Boyle Sports Complex and will cater for all Businesses, Enterprises, Professional Practices and Services.
• Day Two will be hosted in King House and will focus on the large variety of Clubs & Associations in Boyle and the surrounding areas. Both days will be filled with activities, entertainment and giveaways, compliments of the Bank of Ireland.
Exhibiting at the Expo is open to everyone on a first come first serve basis. For information, please contact Grainne or Gerry in Bank of Ireland 071 966 2015 or Patricia at Úna Bhán 071 966 3033.

Grange NS Enrolement

Breege wrote: If you are interested in enrolling your child in our school please contact us for an enrolment pack on 071 966 3423 or by email at The closing date is Friday, 6 March. Check out

An Oblique View - Tony Conboy

Tony is in full flow this week with informative articles on :
"The Meaning of Life", "The Holocaust Commemorated", "The Oscars", "Tadhg Egan", "Roscommon GAA", "Super Bowl Error"
Log in every week for "An Oblique View" by Tony

Places still - Free Business Growth Workshop TODAY

There are still a few places left on a free business growth workshop today in the Radisson Hotel Sligo from 2.00/5.00. The workshop organised by ManagementWorks, an initiative of SKILLNET, is geared towards business owners and managers seeking business growth. Management works offer a range of Business Development and Leadership programmes. For more information email or call 071 967 3440.

Tree cutting in Riverside, Boyle

P2050253A lovely morning for the job ...

Well done to Donal, Enda, Tadhg

Enda Smith, Tadhg Lowe and Donal Smith

Three Boyle lads, Enda Smith, Tadhg Lowe and Donal Smith played for DCU on Wednesday 4th February and defeated a star-studded UUJ team by 3-10 to 0-10 in Belfast. The UUJ team included a full forward line of Cillian O'Connor (Mayo), Paddy Cleary (Donegal) and Kieran Hughes (Monaghan), an all-star line up!
• Two crucial goals from Enda Smith helped DCU get the better of UUJ in a keenly contested Bigger cup tie played in Jordanstown.
Photo courtesy of Barry Lowe

Fly Dublin to Boston and Washington - from €149

Icelandic carrier WOW Air plans to start selling flights to the US from as little as €149. The low-cost airline will start flying from Dublin to Boston and Washington DC in October. The airline plans to offer one-way fares from as little as €149 including taxes, but flyers will have to endure a two-hour layover in Reykjavik

Scam Phone Calls

Eircom is warning people about scam phone calls, after a listener to Shannonside FM had a call from a person purporting to be from Eircom in recent days.

Public Consultation

Public Consultation
Denise McDonnell, Patsy Daly, Anthony Dockery, Pat Murtagh, Una Doris, Linda Doherty

People in County Roscommon are being urged to partake in public consultations. Roscommon County Council is seeking the public’s views on the Local Economic and Community Plan, the LEADER plan, and the Tourism Strategy. The Boyle session took place in King House Boyle on Wednesday the 4th February at 7pm.
• Representatives of Roscommon Co Council and Leader were present and open to suggestions put forward by an all-too-small number of people.
• Coping with apathy is one of the requirements for those organising meetings like the one last night. Daily we hear comments like "Why don't they ...", yet when an opportunity arises to have a say in the future plans of the Co Co or other administrative bodies, only a small number of people turn up. (rant over :-)

Profile of Co. Roscommon

• Population 64,065
• 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

Boyle GAA Club Update

€20 winners, Club Lotto draw in Daly’s Lounge ;- Liam Mullaney, Colm O’Connor, Damien Killoran, Seamus Murray, Joe Connell and Noel Cunningham. The house prize was won by Greg Cunningham. The jackpot wasn’t won and it will stand at €8,100 for this Saturday night’s draw which will be held in the Moylurg Inn with Team A in charge.
Well done to  the Roscommon U21s on winning Hastings Cup, and especially to our representatives Evan McGrath and Tadhg McKenna.
Club sympathy to Roscommon Co. Board Central Council rep Michael Maguire, Kilmore, on the death of his father and to theBruen family Cleen, Knockivar on the passing of Mary Bruen.
Ladies AGM, the following committee was elected: Chairperson Karen Brogan; Secretary Sinead Keenehan; Treasurer Cathy Garavan; Registrar Sabrina Kerins.

Drumderrig Kitchen Assistant

Drumderrig Kitchen Assistant

Boyle Community News (is news is news!)

I picked up a copy of the February Issue of this printed pamphlet in Roma Grill this evening. I note the authors (Boyle Family life Centre) have articles of interest for you including a number of news items that I missed out on, so here goes with with headers thanks to Boyle Community News:
 Boyle Mens Shed have a new recording room. Info - please call Martin: 083 135 6148
 New cookery class in Boyle - Cooking without Gluten, Dairy, Yeast and Sugar. Those interested please email Tel: 085 154 3354
 Boyle Youth & Family Support (formerly NYP) seek volunteers. Please call 086 388 0738
 Clothing Bank at Family Life Centre - clothing, shoes & handbags, NO pillows or duvets
 Comprehensive list of supports availble at the Family Life Centre Tel: 071 966 3000
email info@family website:, Facebook & Twitter
Please pick up your copy of the Newsletter for full info on the headers above.

Abbey Community College Spring Night Classes

Fiddle for Beginners: Wednesday, 4th February (6.00 – 7.30 p.m.) Cost 7 Weeks €60
Fiddle for Advanced: Wednesday, 4th February (7.30 – 9.00 p.m.) Cost7 Weeks €60
Up Cycling: Discover a novel way of using your household rubbish &unwanted materials. Wednesday, 4th February (7.30 – 9.30 p.m.) Cost 5 Weeks €60
Internet & E-mail: Basic Computer Skills Wednesday, 4th February (7.30- 9.30p.m.) 5 Weeks €60
For further information on the above classes in Boyle contact:
Abbey Community College (071) 966 4646 or Karen (086)358 0099
NOTE: Unemployed/Social Welfare recipients may apply for relief of 75% on their fees for the course