Monday, March 9, 2015

Update 9th March

Change the Future - Astonishing Fact - 9th March

If current emission trends continue, by 2100, co2 concentration would be higher than the Earth has seen in more than 10 million years
• It is only by changing our ways today that we can slow down global warming and save the futur e of planet Earth. By building small steps towards a brighter future we can all help slow global warming


I will have a new Astonishing Climate-related Fact at the top of this page each day from now onwards, courtesy of Abbey Community College students James Bolger, Luke Connelly and Cillian Doyle.

Change the Future

DSC_0019With me are James Bolger, Luke Connelly and seated Cillian Doyle.

This team of three students from Abbey Community College, Boyle, has been selected as one of the top fifty teams from around the country taking part in the One Good Idea competition.
• The One Good Idea competition is run by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland. It is a imed at raising students’ awareness and understanding of energy efficiency and climate chang e. It gives students an opportunity to come up with One Good Idea that will creatively inspire the people around them to make small lifestyle changes that will save energy and reduce carbon emissions.
• Students must research, design and develop an exciting and creative awareness campaign a bout their One Good Idea to be in with a chance to go on to the National Final Awards Ceremony in Dublin in May
James, Luke and Cillian have given excellent, illustrated presentations to schools in the area, and have plans to increase awareness of the need to address issues relating to climate change ... NOW!!
• Additionally view their very well researched, informative and interesting blog [here...]

St Patrick's Day Parade

Enter your Float -FREE- for St. Patrick's Day Parade in Boyle Tuesday 17th March at 3pm. With St. Patrick's Day fast approaching be ready to:
• increase awareness of your business or your club
• capture new  customers or members
• Be in with a chance to win up to €500 of cash for first prize and lots of other prizes,
Please put your thinking hats on - pick up an Entry Form in Wynnes, Creightons or Clarkes Bar or in Úna Bhán Tourism.
The parade promises to be a great afternoon's entertainment, so join us, David Rawle and Ian O'Reilly of Mooneboy together with Tadhg, Donie and Enda - our three Sigerson Cup Winners to celebrate St. Patrick's Day 2015 in Style. Don’t miss the opportunity!
• St. Patrick's Day Shop Window Competition is open also, with a prize of €100 for bes t Window, another opportunity for anyone with a window available to get in the spirit and promote your business.

Available for work in Boyle

Experienced House Cleaner available for work immediately in Boyle. "I have references, speak English and have my own transport if required. Please call me on 087 411 3845 ... my name is Leila."

Boyle on Sunday 8th March

P3081182View other photos in this album [here...]


Cllr. John Cummins, Cathaoirleach, Roscommon County Council cordially invites you to the official launch of Measuring and Promoting Innovation in Local Regions - An Enterprise and Innovation Strategy for Co. Roscommon by Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Abbey Hotel, Roscommon, Thursday 26th March 2015 ... time and guest speaker to be confirmed

Paddy Moran R.I.P.

The death has occurred of Patrick (Paddy) MORAN, Crossna, Knockvicar. (suddenly), predeceased by his loving wife Maureen and his brother Joseph.
Sadly missed by his family, Tomás (Clogherhead), Caroline, Ursula (McTiernan), Padraic and Angela (Power), sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren Andrew, Aaron, Oisin, Ryan, Leah, Cara, Amy, Ellie and Senan, brother Seán, sisters May, Bridie, Anna and Rita, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, relatives, neighbours and a wide circle of friends.
Reposing at his home from 8pm. on Monday 9th until 6pm on Tuesday 10th, . Removal St Patrick's Church, Crossna arriving 7.30pm. Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday 11th at 12 noon. Interment afterwards in Kileenan Cemetery. Family flowers only please.

Late Mamie Regan (nee) Coleman R.I.P.

The death has occurred of Mamie Regan (nee) Coleman, Drum, Bridge, Boyle, Saturday March 7th peacefully in the loving care of matron and staff of Dumrderrig Nursing Home Boyle, predeceased by her husband Paddy. Reposing at Mahon’s Funeral Home Boyle (Tue) from one o’clock until two o’clock, arriving to St Joseph’s church, Boyle for mass of Christian burial at half past two, Funeral afterwards to Assylinn cemetery. Family flowers only please donations in lieu if desired to mayo Roscommon Hospice c/o Mahon’s funeral Directors Boyle.

"Oliver" Abbey Community College 2015

"Oliver" - FnaleThis was the finale scene following a superb production of "Oliver"
by 90 students of Abbey Community College.

While thinking about what I might write as my review of the Abbey Community College 2015 production of "Oliver" I was tempted to go 'way over the top' for that was how much I enj oyed everything about the show.
• I was captured straight from the beginning with the quality of the amplification and the 'professional introduction by two students. Then the curtains were drawn and immediate ly I thought "hey, the stage looks great, and this is the work of an excellent set design and set construction crew ... thoughts I held right though the many changes during the show. The overture by a professional orchestra set the capacity audience ready for a night to remember with hints of the show's many familiar songs.
• There were outstanding performances from our youthful actors. I forgot that this was a sc hool show and that I might ever think "great for young amateurs". I doubt if it could have been delivered better by a cast of pros on Broadway. Frank O'Mahoney's direction, Viv Mor an's choreography, Lizi Hannon's accompaniments, the stage management team, costumes and wardrobe personnel came together with a great cast of 90 students to give me a wonderful musical experi ence I will not forget.
• Seriously, with this musical and other  experiences I have had lately my thought is tha t we have a great young generation following on to the mess my generation created!
• Chatting with College Principal Sean Tansey, he asked me to extend hearty thanks to all invo lved with the show; college staff, parents and friends of the College, for without their help and support the show would not have been possible.
• A final comment ... I could have sat happily enjoying "Oliver" by Abbey Community College  for another hour if Lionel Bart had written a longer show!


Ardcarne Garden Centre, Boyle

• Saturday March 14th: Decorate and plant your own Mother’s Day Gift
• Sunday 22nd March: Foods that Fight Cancer, 1-2pm €10. Join local scientist and two tim es 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
• Saturday March 28th: Lawn Care Clinic, 2-3pm FREE event

Abbey College roof repairs

Abbey Community College, Boyle, has been approved for Additional Accommodation and Emergency Works. The funding will be used for the repair of some of the roofing on the building.

Tadhg TV updates you for the week ahead

In his unique style, Tadhg Griffin comments on TV programmes for the week ahead.
"Moone Boy - Well what can I say - there were great laugh out loud moments in last week's epis ode! One of the main story lines was Liam  Moone looking at another woman which of course w ould never happen in reality :-)"

Boles of Boyle

Boles of BoyleWe have some really nice window surrounds on some Boyle buildings, including this one.
I hope to feature them in future sketches

Jane Nally (nee Corcoran) R.I.P

Formerly St. Patrick Street, Boyle, Co. Roscommon. Wife of the late Padraig. Reposing at Mahon’s Funeral Home, Boyle on (Mon) evening next from five o’clock, unti l half past six, arriving St. Joseph’s Church, Boyle at seven o’clock. Mass of Christian Burial   on Tuesday morning at eleven o’clock. Funeral afterwards to Assylinn cemetery.

Surprises Giftware, Boyle

Surprises Mother's DayThis year Mother's Day will be on Sunday March 15th.