Sunday, February 15, 2015

Update 15th February

Tadhg TV update for the week ahead

In his unique style, Tadhg comments on TV programmes:
RBS 6 nations : Top Gear : The Walking Dead : The Flash : Peoples debate with Vincent Browne : Arrow : The Graham Norton Show : Easternders : Emmerdals : Fair City : Coronation Street

"Desiderata" - Words for Life - paragraph five

Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.

P2120070Two Fillet Steaks, Tray of Garlic Mushrooms, Tray of Garlic Creamed Potatoes and an After-Dinner Surprise ... all for only €12.99

P21200732 Striploin Steaks+Tray of Garlic Potato, only €7.99

P21200743 Sirloin Steaks + Sliced Mushrooms €9.99

Irish Water to prioritise Roscommon’s water leaks.

Irish Water says it will take years before the percentage of water leaks in Roscommon is reduced to below the national average. Reportedly efforts are underway to take up to 20,000 residents across 5 schemes off boil water notices.

Tuition available

Agricultural Science grinds available for Leaving Cert. Higher Level. Boyle Area. Please Contact: 086 240 2414

An Oblique View - Tony Conboy

The Graham Norton Show, Boyle Musical and Singing Tradition Continues with Dodd’s ‘Session’, Roscommon GAA Fixtures 2015 involving Boyle,  Roscommon’s Great Win in Newry, Sigerson Cup Quarter Final Boyle’s ‘Man of the Match’
Log in every week for "An Oblique View" by Tony

Ardcarne Garden Centre, Boyle

• Sunday 22nd March: Foods that Fight Cancer, 1-2pm €10. Join local scientist and two times cancer patient, Judit Warner and discover what are the best cancer beating foods to grow and eat. Cost €10 – includes complimentary green tea and healthy nibbles
• Wednesday March 4th: First of ten Wednesday Sewing Classes, 10am – 12 noon €150. Join professional dress maker Alena Gurn and learn how to be creative with your sewing machine!
• Saturday March 7th: National Tree Week Event 11.30am – 12.30pm FREE Event
• Saturday March 14th: Decorate and plant your own Mother’s Day Gift
• Saturday March 28th: Lawn Care Clinic, 2-3pm FREE event

Excel Training, Boyle Enterprise Centre

Role Skillnet will hold a one day Intermediate Excel training course in Boyle Enterprise Centre on the following dates: Thursday February 19th and Tuesday March 3rd.
• A one day basic Excel course will take place on Monday February 23rd.
• Courses will run 9.30/4.30. Cost is €40.00 per person. Training is free for Jobseekers and JobBridge interns. For more information please email or call 071 967 3440

Boyle Tennis Club

Tennis coaching for children will re-commence in Boyle for five weeks from Monday Feb 23rd, 4pm to 5pm. The €25 cost includes membership until March 2016. Enquiries please to Noreen Hawkins on 087 657 3046

Ardcarne Garden Centre


Belinda McCauley and Peggy Feely (Mayo Roscommon Hospice) accepting a cheque from Liz, Ciara and Mary Frances from recent Christmas fundraiser at Ardcarne Plantsplus Garden Centre. Thanks to all our customers!

Galilee Community, Tintagh, Boyle

Wake up to God this Lent: This is the theme of our Lenten Programme in Galilee.
Collette Furlong will facilitate the presentation on Tuesday, February, 24th & March 3rd. Her topic is “The Art of Practising the Presence.” Fr. Vincent Sherlock will facilitate the presentation on March 10th, 24th &31st. His topic “The Enchanted Way – reflections from the road to Calvary.”
LENTEN RETREAT this year will be given by Carole Barry on March 14th. More details later.

Moone Boy ... the album

Sony Music will have an album of songs available for download at the end of this month. It will feature songs you will have heard through the award winning Moone Boy TV series ... "Tico's Tune" "Where's Me Jumper" etc and "Moone Boy" which was written with lyrics by our own John Mulligan and music/performed by our friend Charlie McGettigan.
• The long awaited Series 3 of Moone Boy will be shown on Sky 1 HD starting. Special guests through the series will include Sir Terry Wogan, Sharon Horgan, John Sessions & Bronagh Gallagher and guests from Series 1 and 2

"Desiderata" - Words for Life - paragraph four

Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.

Money Found

Sean, could you please let people know sum of money was found tonight between Garda station and Tennis Club and was left into Garda station.

Boyle Summer Show

The 2015 date has been chosen - it's Sunday August 23rd. The committee has already begun to put a fun filled day for all the family together. Lots of information on up coming events to follow.

Clarke's Bar & Restaurant: Friday 13th and Saturday 14th Feb Lunch Special main course, Dessert tea/coffee €12 from 12.30pm/ Our Special Valentines Dinner Menu will be available all weekend Friday 13th, Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th from 5pm. Call Clarke's on 071 966 2064 to book your table.

Irish Water v Roscommon Co Council

Roscommon has the worst water supply leakage problems in the country. Most local authorities are losing 40 per cent of their water supply through leaks, but the percentage in Roscommon is 62 per cent; the worst rate in the country.
• The question that occurs immediately is "Should Irish Water charge Ros Co Co for Leaked Water?" ... they will certainly charge householders for domestic leaks!!

Sancho Panza

Christy Wynne wrote:
Hi Sean, Your quote of the day 11th Feb from Sancho Panza brought me back half a century to when I first read the piece, wrote it down and learned it off. It’s not as lofty or as long as Sam McGee or Dan McGrew but I always felt there was something earthy, warm and fulfilling about it.
• “All I know is that while I’m asleep, I’m never afraid, and I have no hopes, no struggles, no glories — and bless the man who invented sleep, a cloak over all human thought, food that drives away hunger, water that banishes thirst, fire that heats up cold, chill that moderates passion, and, finally, universal currency with which all things can be bought, weight and balance that brings the shepherd and the king, the fool and the wise, to the same level. There’s only one bad thing about sleep, as far as I’ve ever heard, and that is that it resembles death, since there’s very little difference between a sleeping man and a corpse”

Bargain Prices in Scanlons


Licensee Stephen Simpson said "In these financially difficult times we all love a bargain. At Scanlons we have specials daily from 10.30am - 6pm, Pints only €3. Specials on all other drinks from 10.30am to closing time. We ran this offer very successfully in the UK" As the banner on the building says ..."€3 a pint where would you get it?!"

"Desiderata" - Words for Life - paragraph three

"Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism."

Art in St. Joseph's Church, Boyle


The Boyle Civic Arts Collection Committee have hung "The Glory Foretold", a 2002 work by artist Patrick Pye. the painting can be viewed in St. Joseph's Church close to the baptismal font. The painting was donated to Boyle Civic Collection by the Haverty Trust and is an artistic representation of the Transfiguration showing Jesus, Eliza, Moses, Peter, James and his brother John.

Martin O'Connor R.I.P.

The death has occurred of Martin O'CONNOR, Frenchpark, Feb. 7th, 2015, following an accident in the USA, dearly loved husband of Valerie, devoted father of Nathan and Andrew, loving son of Michael and Dolores.
Reposing at his parents residence, Castlerea Road, Frenchpark, on Friday 13th from 2 o'clock to 8 o'clock. Removal to St. Asicus Church, Frenchpark, on Saturday for Requiem Mass at 1pm. Burial afterwards in Cloonshanville Cemetery. Family time please on Thursday and on Saturday morning.