Friday, September 18, 2015

Update 18th September



Free child car seat checking today in Boyle

Have your car child seats checked today in SuperValu Car Park, 10am - 5.30pm


Reminder re Free Lean Business Workshop

A free Lean Business Workshop introducing new ways to identify and implement business efficiencies will take place in the Radisson Hotel Sligo next Tuesday September 22nd from 9.30/12.30. The workshop is part of a programme of business training events organised by Role Skillnet /Management Works and is geared towards business owners, managers and key employees. • Other events planned are a one day “Finance Made Simple” course on Wednesday October 7th in Carrick-on Shannon and a one day “Human Resource Management” course on Wednesday October 28th in Boyle. Role Skillnet are based at Boyle Enterprise Centre and provide up to 30% funding towards the cost of workplace training. Funding is subject to eligibility criteria.
• For more information on funding or to book a place on the workshop or email


Tony Conboy


Tony Conboy's weekly Blog posting provides an excellent insight into local, national and international happenings of interest. This week Tony' Blog continues with coherent, well-thought-out, authorative articles on a range of topics ... President Higgins and Social Housing : GAA Disciplinary Maze : Sunday’s All-Ireland Kerry v Dublin : Rugby World Cup : Walker Cup Victory : Other 'Boyles' : Passing Friends : Christy Wynne / Brian Keenan : Vincent Browne's TV programmes

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Events for your diary

• Friday 18th: King House Boyle Culture Night
• Friday 18th: Boyle Library crafting demos, Quilting and Basket Making 5pm to 8pm
• Friday 18th: Free, Ardcarne Garden Cafe 2pm-3pm. Devon Alexandra / Anna Hardiman
• Friday 18th: Trad Session in Dodd's Bar from 10-ish
• Saturday/Sunday 19th/20th: All Ireland Paranormal Convention, King House (071 966 3242)
• Tuesday 15th/Thursday 17th: Christine's Yoga Classes, Resource Centre (087 225 1138)
• Monday 21st: Badminton will resume in Boyle Sports Complex at 9.30pm.
• Wednesday 23rd: Boyle Scouts Registration Night, 7.00pm and 9.00pm in the Scout Den.
• Thursday 24th: The Elderberries exercise for over 55's : 11am-12 noon
• Friday 25th: Kieran Quinn, King House Concert plus guests (071 966 3242)
• Saturday 26th / Sunday 27th: Curlew Walkers meeting on the Crescent, Boyle at 11am


King House Culture Night - Friday 18th September

Free tours of Historic House, which will remain open later on Culture Night.
• Ireland’s leading international female pianist, Thérese Fahy, will play an exciting mixture of old and new piano masterpieces. A highlight will be a piece by Roscommon based composer, Siobhan Cleary, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of WB Yeats.


Dodd's Bar - Session this Friday


Boyle Foroige Club

Eugene wrote: Boyle Foróige Club restarting this Friday the 18th at Boyle NYP Bridge Street from 8pm-9.30pm for children aged 12-18 and all old and new members are welcome and parents can email me for information :


Vote for David Knight Photography ...

David Knight

David Knight Photography has been selected as a finalist in the Irish Blog Awards which is at public vote stage until Monday 21st September. David Knight Photography are delighted to be selected as finalists in The Irish Blog Awards 2015. Please vote for David at Best Photography Blog:


School Hall for rental

Maura wrote: St Joseph's Boys National School have a fantastic P.E. hall available for rental. If you are interested, please contact the school on 071 966 2392


Mayo Roscommon Hospice - Coffee Morning

Hospice Coffee Morning

Thursday 17th, Coffee Morning: Please drop in to any of the following locations this morning 17th September between 10am and 2pm:
Family Life Centre, Callan Tansey, Clarkes Bar, Dalys Bar, Stewarts Oil, Auntie Bea’s, An Craoibhin
Please note: Loftus Medical Centre (Abbeytown) will host the Hospice Coffee Morning some days later, on a date to be announced ...


Politics, Religion, People's Debate & Boyle Whispers

Mea culpa, mea culpa ... I didn't watch the Vincent Browne programme recorded in Roscommon! Instead I chose to have an impartial giggle this morning with the expected contrasting comments I knew would feature on Facebook this morning ... and I wasn't disappointed.
Politics, and Religion continue to be the primary background for all wars!

Seamus YoungPhoto courtesy of Brendan O'Dowd

On a more 'settled' note, I hear that Seamus Young, pictured above, fully intends to run as a candidate in the next General Election. His creative mind will have some surprises for us and his current agenda includes:
• The formation of a new political party which he will call "Fainne Nua"
• Boyle's vacant Green Isle factory will be set to manufacture Venus Bars (instead of Mars Bars!)
• Boyle will have Ireland's largest indoor market area - when he puts a roof on the Crescent
• Lough Key will be the world's largest outdoor swimming pool - heated by laser beams from space


Ardcarne Garden Cafe

Friday 18th September, at the Ardcarne Garden Café, Free performance by singer Devon Alexandra and pianist Anna Hardiman, from 2-4pm. Expect a wonderful mix of Soul, Joni Mitchell, Nina Simone and original compositions. Not to be missed!


Brogans Opticians - relocation


Brogans Opticians is now open opposite Brogans Pharmacy on Shop Street. Best wishes and continued success to management and staff at Brogans.


Boyle photos 16th September


On a sunny, mild Wednesday 16th September, above are some of the photos I took this morning. Click on images to view larger versions.