Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Update 7th July

"Indigestion", King House, Friday 10th July at 8pm


King House wrote: "Our summer programme continues in King House with Seamus O’Rourke’s latest play “Indigestion”, this Friday 10th July at 8pm. The writer, actor and director has strong links with The Cornmill Theatre group and most recently performed alongside Michael Harding in the Gaiety Theatre’s "The Field". Seamus has performed in The Sand Park previously at King House and has not only written, but also performs in "Indigestion". This fella's a serious talent!


Ed Sheeran Tickets

Brendan McGee wrote: "I have two tickets for the Ed Sheeran concert in Croke Park on Saturday July 25th and I am wondering if anybody going to the concert on Friday July 24th would be interested in swapping. The tickets I have are seated ones and are for the Davin stand. Would anybody interested please ring me on 086 814 1999."


Friend in need

Have you established yourself and developed a successful business in another country? If the answer is 'yes', then Boyle needs you!
• Boyle is a great little town, very well placed geographically in the West of Ireland. However at this post-recessionary time and assisted with the ebb and flow of the business life, our town is experiencing a number of closures. Empty shop fronts are a noticeable feature on every street.
• I suspect many of our traders are hurting - and battle weary (maybe that's not the right word!).
• YOUR INPUT, vision and current success would be most welcome here, whether for advice or as a guiding/helping hand. Maybe you will consider returning to the 'ould sod', start a branch of your business here, or get involved in Boyle's future...
 YOUR REPLIES/COMMENTS will be welcome (through me if you wish) -sean@realboyle.com. I will pass them to a relevant local authority, organisation or club.


Why Boyle?

Here are some reasons: Boyle's West of Ireland location, beautiful local scenery, access to the N4 National Primary route, all of the 7 up and 7 down daily trains stop at our railway station, we are 25 miles from Sligo City and Atlantic Ocean seaside resorts, 45 minutes from Knock International Airport, close to us are the River Shannon and 3 large famous lakes, a plethora of historical treasures, sports and social clubs abound.
• Prime Tourist Attractions: King House, Boyle Abbey and Lough Key Forest Park
• We have leading edge schools, houses for sale, a Chamber of Commerce, High Speed Broadband, no pollution, a friendly "live and let live" attitude, fine shops and services, many highly talented inhabitants as well as excellent accommodation providers, restaurants and services.
• The Shannon Waterway has been extended with a canal and marina close to the town. Nearby, Lough Key Forest Park has a Visitor Centre, Tree Top Walk, Restaurant, Adventure Play Kingdom, Zipit High Wire Adventure, Segway Trips and Bike Hire. It is indeed a picturesque area of high amenity value.


The Weather

Rainbow photo
Rainbow over Boyle Canal Monday 6th July

Barbeques and lazy days in the sun will be off the menu this week as Ireland braces itself for wind and rain. The pleasant sunshine of recent weeks will be but a distant memory for the foreseeable future as the usual Irish summer weather makes an unwelcome return.
Today will bring more grey weather, with forecasters warning that the miserable conditions show no sign of improving. "What we are going to have is a very mixed picture this week," said Met Eireann's David Rodgers.


The 9 at 9am, Tuesday 7th July



Did you know?

Shannnonside.ie report: The average civil servant took 10.1 sick days last year. The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform says that’s a slight fall from 10.3 days in 2013 ... saving the government around 100 million euro last year.
It would be interesting to know the sick day figures for the self employed !!


Lough Key Forest Park Play Day



Sunday 5th July: Fabulous 'creatures' were on view at a number of locations around Lough Key Forest Park. For many the giant Spiderman and the Flying 'Pig' were sensational
The weather held beautifully, apart from one single shower, and literally thousands of people were present to enjoy the 8th annual National Play Day. Congratulations to all of the park management, staff, exhibition personnel and all involved in this great day in beautiful Lough Key Forest Park.