Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Update 30th September

Parent & Professional Training

Marian wrote: I am trying to commission a Parent & Professional Training Event to take place in Boyle with the Middletown Centre for Autism. I need to source as many Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Teachers & SNAs etc throughout the region for the event to be viable and go ahead. All courses are Free of charge. Please contact Marian Frawley directly on 083 845 6991 for further details.


King House visitor season closure ... but !

P9300007Staff at King House, 30th September: Jason Douglas, Tommy Egan and Paul Concannon

Jason wrote: Another season has come to an end here in King House (our door closes later today). The house will open again next month for the arrival of the McAleese Collection and there will be other events taking place here, including some weddings, launch of the McAleese Collection the Christmas Craft Fair etc., so we’re not (really) finished for the winter!


McAleese Collection to be displayed in King House

President Mary McAleeseFormer President Mary McAleese at Cootehall N.S. in 2010 ;©

McAleese Collection at King House being launched on Oct 16th will prove to be major visitor attraction. Roscommon/South Leitrim Fine Gael TD, Frank Feighan, has said the McAleese Collection to be launched on Friday, October 16th at King House will prove to be a major visitor attraction for Boyle.
"President Mary McAleese has donated more than 60 gifts to the State she received during her 14 years in office. Many of those items were presented by Heads of State from around the world, including Barack Obama and Yasser Arafat. To have some of these presentations now on permanent display at King House in Boyle will certainly prove to be a major attraction for visitors at home and abroad. Undoubtedly, the collection will enhance the visitor experience at King House.
I’m delighted to have been able help to secure this McAleese collection for Boyle and I would like to sincerely thank staff at Roscommon County Council and at King House for their work in organising this wonderful showcase." Contact: Deputy Feighan, (086) 833 1234


Finance Course For Business

A one day "Finance made Simple" course will take place in the Bush Hotel Carrick-on-Shannon on Wednesday October 7th from 9.00/4.30. The course is designed to provide owners/managers and key staff with a practical knowledge of key areas of financial management. Topics include Profit & Loss Account, Balance Sheet, Budgets, Cash Flow Statements, Break Even Analysis and Key Business Indicators/Critical Controls. Cost per person is €95 including Tea/Coffee, Lunch and course material. Discounts for two or more places.
For more information or to book places please email or call 071 967 3440. Role Skillnet are based at Boyle Enterprise Centre and provide funding for training and development in small and medium sized businesses.


The death has occurred of Joseph Brian DELANEY

Peacefuly at his home surrounded by his loving family. Sadly missed by his loving wife Hilary, daughter Lindsey (Boyle), sons Garry (Elphin), David (Belgium), Stewart (Bradford), Darren (Dublin), Joseph (Corrigeenroe), grandchildren, great-grandchildren, mother Emily (Bradford), sister Carol (Bradford), brothers Michael and Tony (Bradford), brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and neighbours. Predeceased by his father Joseph William and brother Roy.
Reposing Mahon's Funeral Home, Boyle Thursday evening from 5pm-7pm. Cremation in Mount Jerome crematorium Dublin Friday at 2pm. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu to Mayo/ Roscommon Hospice c/o Mahons Funeral Directors, Boyle.


Starting tomorrow ...

October 2015


N4 funding announcement

Ocean FM report: After years of campaigning the N4 Action Group is welcoming the approval of government funding for work on the €100 million euro upgrade of the stretch of road between Collooney and Castlebaldwin. The 14 kilometre stretch of road has been the source of a long campaign and white crosses are visible on the road demonstrating the 30 fatalities on the road over the last decade.


Dodd's Music Session Friday night


Brian Delaney R.I.P.

Brian Delaney

Sadly, but peacefully, Brian Delaney, Copse, Boyle died this afternoon. I knew and respected Brian as a friend long before I met his son Joseph and daughter Lindsey. Back then we met frequently in the Moylurg Inn after I caught the bug for playing pool. At that time Brian would read the paper followed by a few games of pool - he was a good player and had a sparkling sense of humour that pleased everyone present. May his gentle soul find everlasting peace.
• Funeral arrangements to follow.


Boyle Greenway (cycleway and walkway)

An Taoiseach - Boyle GreenwayAn Taoiseach Enda Kenny turning the sod on the Boyle Greenway project last year.

Frank Feighan TD said that the contract to construct a boardwalk linking Knockvicar and Lough Key Forest Park as part of the new Boyle Greenway will be awarded shortly. This boardwalk is part of the first phase of the overall project and will form a significant part of the greenway, which will be both a cycleway and walkway.
Frank Feighan TD wrote: "I was delighted last year to help secure €400,000 funding for the whole greenway project which will also provide for a cycle link between Lough Key Forest Park and the town of Boyle."


Abbey Community College Autumn Night Classes 2015

Abbey Community College

All classes begin Thursday 1st October
• Fiddle for Beginners: (6.00–7.30pm) Cost 7 Weeks €60
• Fiddle for Advanced: (7.30–9.00pm) Cost 7 Weeks €60
• Sugar Craft (7.30–9.30pm) Cost 5 Weeks €60
• Baking (7.30–9.30pm) Cost 5 Weeks €60
• Flower Arranging (7.30–9.30pm.) Cost 5 Weeks €60
• Lino Print (Art) (7.30–9.30pm.) Cost 5 Weeks €60


'Into The West', Monday 28th September 2015

Into The West
Photo taken on the N4, near Ballinafad


Boyle Events

• Tuesday 29th Sept: Music Classes in the Tennis Pavilion, Boyle at 7.30pm.
• Thursday 1st Oct:
 Speech and Drama classes, 5pm in the Convent Primary School.
• Thursday 1st Oct:
 Badminton player registrations, Sports Complex, 8 to 9pm
• Thursday 1st Oct: Abbey Community College Autumn Night Classes 2015
• Friday 2nd Oct: Boyle GAA’s ‘Get Active Today’ in King House at 7.30
• Friday 2nd Oct: Trad Music session in Dodd's Lounge for 10pm-ish
• Saturday 3rd Oct: Paddy Kelly Cup, Lough Gara, 10.00-4.30, Boat Competition
• Tuesday 6th Oct: Special Needs Parents, coffee morning, Open Table, 10am-12noon
• Tuesday 6th Oct: Centenary Flag delivery to St. Joseph's School at 11am
• Saturday 17th Oct: Michael Conroy Cup, Lough Key, 10-4.30, Boat Competition

For inclusion on please email details of your
upcoming events to or text/call 086 193 545


Boyle GAA ‘Get Active Today’ info on Friday

Friday Oct. 2nd in King House at 7.30 Boyle GAA’s project ‘Get Active Today’ will be launched with an ‘Information Evening, Registration and Keynote Address’ by nationally known Professor Niall Moyna on the health benefits from exercise. This is an open forum and everyone is welcome with admission free.


Job seeking skills course

Co.Roscommon Job Club_2

We are inviting people to come along to a job seeking skills course commencing on the 30th of September at 10.00am in the Learning Links Building in Boyle. The course runs from 10.00am – 1pm and is delivered over 3 weeks. Course is Free of Charge. The Course Includes:
• CV Preparation & Letters of Application
• Application Forms
• Interview Techniques and One to One Guidance
• FREE Manual Handling
For further information email: or please contact Mary on 094 986 2373


Run Walk n Roll 2015


The 20th annual Boyle fundraiser in aid of Cancer Research will take place in Boyle on Sunday 11th October at2pm.Originally known as The Terry Fox run in 1986 and rebranded in 2011 to Run Walk n Roll. This is a 5.5 km run/walk for all the family young and old with refreshments served in St. Joseph's Hall afterwards. For those who want a to push it on there is the perpetual trophy it would be great to see some former winners there again this year. There will be a 20th anniversary wristband and Irish Cancer Society T-Shirt for all. Entry is €10 for adults and registration will take place in St Joseph's Hall from 12.30. Concessions for children and families. Children on bicycles must be accompanied by an adult.
If anyone has any novel ideas to add colour to the day please do so ie. pushing the bed, dressing up etc. For sponsorship cards or more details contact Damian 086 394 2388. Like us on Facebook Run Walk n Roll for Research.


Beginners Computer Classes


Free Beginners Computers Classes will commence on Tuesday 6th October for 4 evenings namely, Thursday 8th, Tuesday 13th and Thursday 15th October. Classes are from 7pm-9pm and will be held in Roscommon Learning Links, Elphin Street, Boyle. To reserve a place call Martina on 071 966 4510.


Special Needs Athletics Club

Starting in the sports hall in St. Joseph's Boys National School on Tuesdays from 5/6 for over 13s and 6/7for under 13s. Contact Majella Nicholson 086 877 0096.


Boyle Basketball Club

Angela wrote: ATTENTION ALL PLAYERS WE'RE COMING BACK!!!! Registration for all playerswill take place on Thursday the 1st of October from 8 to 9. Training will recommence then the following week... Spread the word looking forward to seeing all our old players and hopefully some new ones too!

Galilee Community, Tintagh, Boyle


Monastic Ireland – Gift of the Nile: Alf Monaghan will present a series of three illustrated talks focusing on Eastern influence on early Irish Christianity and the religions that preceded it. Location is Galilee Community, Tintagh, Boyle. ( Near the Gaelic Chieftain on the Sligo/Dublin Road). The series will begin on Tuesday, October 13th and continue on 20th and 27th from 8:00pm to 9:30pm. Donation welcome. To book please contact 071 966 4101 or email


Know Your Rights

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Means Test For Farm Assist [here...]
Water Conservation Grant [here...] Cycling Offences [here...]


Boyle GAA Club Updates

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Boyle Golf Club updates



Harvest Thanksgiving Service


The annual Harvest Thanksgiving Service was held in Church of Ireland, Boyle on Sunday 27th September. The guest speaker was the Rev Mervyn Kilpatrick, currently Longford and previously Sri Lanka, assisted by Canon Ronnie Bourke, Fr John Coughlan and Deacon Raymond Kettyle. Renovation work on the church building and those who assisted was acknowledged. The support of the local community for projects on this heritage building was very greatly appreciated. A collection was be taken up in support of the Bishops Appeal regarding the Refugee Crisis.


Magee Fashions, Main Street

One of Boyle's iconic Fashion Shops ... Magees Fashions on Main Street.


Troy Fast Food

Troy Fast Food

Ivan and his wife Ilona have developed a much appreciated Fast Food business, 'Troy' on Shop Street. Ivan told me "We rely on quality, good pricing, our delivery service, food for parties and celebrations, and most importantly, a friendly, speedy service to our many valued and new customers".


Pure Flowers

A Pure Flowers window at Boyle Bridge ... it's a nice one Chantelle and staff.


Father and son


Father and son, Thomas and Gerry Connolly. London based Gerry makes frequent visits home to Boyle to be in the company of his Dad and his Connolly family.