Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Update 21st April

Abbey Haven Nursing Home

Experienced Health Care Assistants wanted: Applicants must have FETAC level 5 qualification in Healthcare Support with experience. The post is full time, requiring day or night duty roster. To Apply: Send Curriculum Vitae with Covering letter. (No telephone calls) to, Director or Nursing
Abbey Haven Care Centre & Nursing Home, Carrick Road, Boyle, Co. Roscommon


Brogans Pharmacy, Special Offer

Confirmation Photos
Call in with your camera or disk and select your favourite photos before printing.


Bridget Christina Harrington R.I.P.

The death has occurred of Bridget Christina Harrington, Grangemore, Boyle. Peacefully, in her 94th year, in the loving the care of Abbey Haven Nursing Home, Boyle. Beloved wife of Edward and loving mother to Oliver (Meath), Donal (Laois), Noel, Aidan and Francis (Roscommon)
Removal to St. Joseph’s Church, Boyle, arriving at 7pm on Tuesday. Funeral Mass at 11am Wednesday with burial afterwards to Killaraght Old cemetery.


MS Warrior Run / Boyle GAA


BOYLE GAA WROTE: We invite all who would like to help with the holding of this year's Warriors Run 10k event in aid of multiple sclerosis, to a meeting in the Clubroom tonight (Tuesday) at 8pm. We have been asked to assist and we invite those from other sporting organisations and indeed anyone who would like to assist with this worthy cause, to come along.


Abbey College Student Project


Facts Courtesy of Abbey College students James Bolger, Luke Connelly and Cillian Doyle.
Their project "Change The Future" has been shortlisted for inclusion in the top 20 entries in the national final. They will have to present their findings to the judges on May the 7th in Dublin Castle.
As part of the project they had to compile a video which was sent to the co-ordinators of the competition. As a result of this video they have been selected to represent their school in the final 20 presentations. Initially there were over 500 entries from schools around the country, so to be included in the final 20 is a great achievement.


Easter Concert

Aughanagh Parish Ballinafad, Easter Concert on Saturday 25th April at 7.30pm in Ballinafad Church with The Millennium Choir and Friends with Tea and Coffee after in the Community Centre. Tickets €10 are availavle from Carty's Shop or Parish Council Members. The proceeds are in aid of the parish refurbishment fund.


Boyle from above

Super work here from Darren Purcell - I never saw Boyle looking as well !!


Class of 1980 - 1985 School Reunion

Angela wrote: "Date set for Saturday 1st August 2015 in Creighton's lounge 8pm. We have had such a huge response so far, but still few more people to reach, and would like to reach the whole class year. Please contact Angela Gilmartin - 086 616 6812 or atmg66@gmail.com; or Michelle - michellemeredith2000@gmail.com; Facebook: Scoil Chriost an Ri. If anyone has any photos or anything else you might think relative for a little film for the night, please forward to rosaleenindo@gmail.com "


Yoga for beginners

• Beginners Yoga with Christine, Tuesdays at 10am in St. Joseph's Resource Centre ... all welcome!


Precision Mowing


Precision lawn mowning beside Boyle Abbey. Well done John Mitchell, Abbey House B&B.


Contributor Updates

Tony Conboy [here..] Golf Club [here..] GAA [here..] Úna Bhán notes[here...]


Family Life Centre, Boyle


Are you aware of the range of Counselling Services, Support Groups, Workshops and Activities currently available at the Family life Centre on Military Road, Boyle? Thanks is due to its volunteers and staff who ensure the Centre's Vision Statement is lived out of and lived up to each new day...


Snippets from St. Joseph's Parish Newsletter

• Diocesan Office for Safeguarding Children [here...]
• Daffodil Day organisers tsay thank you for recent contributions of €6783.50
• Seniors Louth Tour: 8th June for 5 days, to book call 087 209 5219 or 086 221 5654
• Star of the Sea Summer School for students [here...]
• Beginners Yoga with Christine, Tuesdays at 10am in St. Joseph's Resource Centre
• Irish Cancer Society - Volunteer Drivers wanted to drive local patients to and from their treatments in Mayo General Hospital. volunteers are paid! for info please call Rebecca on 01 231 6642


Grange National School

Family Fun Day planned for Grange NS on Sunday April 26th.
• 1pm: Seven-a-side Tournament on the Astro Turf Pitch> Past and present pupils please contact Mrs. Campbell to sign up.
• 3pm: Events for all ages at Grange National School. FREE entry, all welcome.


Scanlons Bar Reopening

STEPHEN WROTE: Alright Sean, Scanlons Bar reopening next Friday (24th April).


The Tourist Trail


Any trip around Co Roscommon should include a visit to strokestown and the Irish National Famine Museum at Strokestown Park House.
• The Great Irish famine of the 1840's is now regarded as the single greatest social disaster of 19th century Europe. Between 1845 and 1850, when blight devastated the potato crop, in excess of two million people – almost one-quarter of the entire population – either died or emigrated. The Famine Museum is located in the original Stable Yards of Strokestown Park House. It was designed to commemorate the history of the famine of Ireland and in some way to balance the history of the 'Big House'.


Home wanted for 2 placid dogs

“Loving home sought for two little Jack Russell dogs (Ages 6 & 7). The dogs are very placid, kind and very content in each other’s company. Both have been fully vaccinated with vaccination records available. Kennel, bowls etc. will also be provided. Please contact Brendan Scanlon on 085 171 5144 for details.”


Thought - from St. Joseph's Parish Newsletter

The most transformative word in this Gospel is 'Shalom' - Peace be with you. Using this word, Christ changes the atmosphere. The fear among his followers dissipates, for there is no retribution or vengeance in his heart, only love and compassion.


Confirmation Sunday in St. Joseph's

Cameras of all shapes an sizes were clicked on a beautifully sunny 19th April.
Photos here are those I took during Confirmation Service in St. Joseph's, Boyle.