Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Update 7th October

Boyle Events

• Thurs 8th October: 7am Dawn walks/jogs of 3k and 5k "Get Active" Boyle GAA
• Thurs 8th October: Hospice Coffee Morning 9.30-12.30, Loftus Medical Centre
Thurs 8th October: Blood Donor Clinic, St Joseph's Hall, 4.30 to 8pm
• Thurs 8th Oct Boyle GAA Clubhouse: 
7.30pm Presentation on Healthy Eating
• Friday 9th October:
Art Classes at Ardcarne Garden Centre. To book, call 071 966 7091.
• Sunday 11th October:Run walk n Roll from the Crescent at 2pm
• Friday October 16th:President Mary McAleese Collection launch, King House
• Friday, October 16th:McAleese Collection launch in King House
• Saturday 17th Oct: Michael Conroy Cup, Lough Key, 10-4.30, Boat Competition
• Saturday 17th Oct: Cooney Motors/Centra annual Action Breast Walk - 2pm
• Saturday 31st October:Boyle Celtic Fuel Draw in Dodd's Bar

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upcoming events to or text/call 086 193 545


Tonight in the Hawk's Well Theatre, Sligo, don't miss ...

Jarlath Tivnan


Blood Donor Clinic - tomorrow, Thursday

The Blood Donor Clinic will be in St Joseph's Hall on Thursday 8th October from 4.30 to 8pm. Please come along and donate - chances are that you may help save a life. All exixting and new donors welcome!


Lizi Brennan and Abbey College students in Abbey Haven


Teacher Lizi Brennan and her First Year music class at Abbey College delighted residents of Abbey Haven Care & Nursing Home on Tuesday afternoon with an excellent concert of singing and instrument playing to celebrate Mental Health Week. The level of musicianship was of high order and I hope and believe that some of these young people will grow into household names in the future. Congratulations to all and a big 'well done' to Lizi for providing mental space, coaching and inspiration.


St. Joseph's National School - Tricolour & Proclamation

P0000227Members of the Defence Forces and staff at St. Joseph's BNS

Lieutenant John Holmes, Sergeant Ozzie Hackett and Private Michael Birrane presented St. Joseph's Boys National school with a Tricolour and copy of the Proclamation during Tuesday morning's ceremony in the School Gym. Lieut. Holmes read the text of the 1916 Proclamation, with passages read by two of the school's pupils. He then explained the significance of the Tricolour and how it may and not be used.
Thomas Francis Meagher first introduced the flag during the revolutionary year of 1848 as an emblem of the Young Ireland movement. The green represents the older Gaelic and Anglo-Norman element in the population, while the orange represents the Protestant side. 'The white in the centre, represents a lasting truce between the 'Orange' and the 'Green'.
The three members of the Defence Forces present then answered questions posed by pupils of school.


Abbey Haven Care & Nursing Home

Health Care Assistants


"Get Active Today"

Up and Running: After many weeks of preparation GET ACTIVE TODAY with Boyle GAA, sponsored by Kelly’s Londis is now officially up and running. After an excellent talk from Niall Moyna in the comfortable surroundings of King House the hard work began in the St Joseph’s Boys school gym on Monday night when Aaron O Connor and Conor McGowan put us through a tough but enjoyable Circuit Session. This morning, Tuesday, under the cover of darkness over 20 people gathered on the Crescent for 7:00am for the Dawn Walk as walks coordinator Kit O Connor led us on a 3K walk, with the more adventurous taking the 5K route.
Another walk is planned for tonight, while the next talk will be from Maria Keenehan on diet and nutrition and will be in the GAA clubhouse on Thursday at 7:30pm. It’s still not too late to register and by joining up tonight you will benefit from the full package of incentives available including Londis money off vouchers to the value of €70, a €20 Elvery’s voucher, a 5 day pass to Aura and money off vouchers from Sasta Fitness and Margaret McLoughlin Reflexology. All of this, and the activity programme for an incredible €70. We’ll be on the Crescent tonight Tuesday 6 October from 7:00pm in advance of this evenings walk.


Colours of Autumn

20151005_132552Convent of Mercy, Boyle, photo Monday 5th October 2015


McStay and O'Donnell to manage Roscommon Senior GAA

GAA McStay O'Donnellpic: Roscommon GAA Legends on Facebook

GAA Club delegates have formally ratified the new Roscommon senior management team of Kevin McStay and Fergal O'Donnell at a County Board meeting, Monday 5th October.


20th annual "Run Walk & Roll" in Boyle

Launch 2015( run walk and roll)

This year's 5.5km event will start at St.Joseph's Hall, then via Crescent, Bridge St.,Military Rd., Abbeytown, Warren, Maple drive, Carrick Rd. and return to the hall via Marian Rd. to complete the 5.5km route. Irish Cancer Society T-Shirt and a special 20th Anniversary wristband for all finishers. There will be Refreshments served in the hall afterwards and perpetual trophies will be presented to the 1st Male and 1st Female home.
Over the last nineteen years the Boyle event has raised €154.000 for Cancer Research in Ireland.


Training tops for Boyle u14 GAA Ladies



Fatima Holy Water


Certainly not a "Water into Wine" miracle, but note that Holy Water from Fatima comes in plastic bottles instead of glass!


Weekend updates

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Ardcarne Garden Centre (pre-Halloween)


Ardcarne Garden Centre is undoubtedly one of Boyle's premium attractions. Season in, season out the friendly, well-informed and knowledgable Ardcarne staff arrange beautiful displays for us. Shortly, Halloween displays will be in place, followed by what is always a stunning Ardcarne garden Centre Christmas Shop.
• I was delighted to spend pleasant time there and hope you like the photos from my visit ...


The Deadly Duo at Ardcarne Garden Cafe


‘The Deadly Duo’ played Sunday afternoonfrom 2-4pm at the Ardcarne Garden Café. The Deadly Duo are one piano, two reprobates, and a bunch of songs about life on the wrong side of the tracks. Derek Caldbeck vocals, and Mark Murphy piano, presented songs and stories from the great American Songbook, the Broadway stage and all over ,,, a most enjoyable gig, a lovely venue and a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon.


Tommy Sheridan - new position


David wrote: "Members of Boyle Fire Service and Partners attending a function for Tommy Sheridan who recently stood down from the Boyle Brigade to take up his new position as Firefighter in Sligo Town." courtesy of David Gunning


Boyle River / Canal

Boyle River / Canal

Everyone who walks the full pathway by Boyle Canal will recognise this scene. This is where the Boyle River (middle right of photo) and Boyle Canal (bottom left) separate and exit (middle left) towards Lough Key. Larger version of this photo [here...]