Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Update 23rd December

Bringing people home for Christmas since 1936


Christmas Greetings to you...

realboyle Happy Christmas

Storm Eva to hit Ireland later today

Storm EvaSource:

An orange alert weather warning has been issued by Met Éireann. The system’s strong enough to warrant a name under the new Anglo-Irish storm-naming system.
• This one is called Eva – and it’s the fifth to hit this winter, after Abigail, Barney, Clodagh and Desmond, which swept across the country at the start of the month, leading to heavy flooding across the Shannon region.

Cesh Corran Bed & Breakfast

Cesh Corran Bed & Breakfast


Boyle GAA Quiz & Awards Presentation Night 2015


Raffle on the night with prizes of two signed team jerseys, Ireland International Rules and Roscommon GAA. Spot prizes on the night too.
• The night will also feature the Player of the Year Awards for Senior, Junior and U21s (male) and Senior (ladies), Club Person of the Year and Hall of Fame Award. There will be a medal presentation to our successful junior men's’ team. Along with a highly enjoyable quiz, the event is the ideal opportunity to meet up with everyone coming home to Boyle for Christmas
View photographs from Boyle GAA Quiz & Presentation Nights ...

Stewarts Oil Vouchers

Stewarts Oil Voucher

"Make My Day" may have been Clint Eastwood's request in 'whatever' movie, but YOU can Make Someone's Day with a Gift Voucher for Central Heating Oil from Stewarts Oil, Boyle.
World Oil prices are now at an amazing low, so there may never be a better time to Make That Day ... Get your Stewarts Oil Gift Vouchers at Stewarts Filling Station (during normal office hours) or call and order on 071 967 0100

Boyle TM Christmas Draw

Christmas Draw Poster

Boyle Chamber Lotto Results, Monday December 21st

Numbers drawn: 1, 5, 23, 30
Match Three winners: B. Connell, Denise, Brendan & Mary
Jackpot winner: None
Thank you to all who support the draw and a Happy Christmas from the Chamber Lotto
Next draw Tuesday December 29th at 11.00pm in Wynne’s Bar. Lotto Jackpot €13,980

Don't be fooled by promises to restore A&E

Top Consultant Surgeon Liam McMullen says he has apologised to 'vilified' frank Feighan, and issues a pre-election warning to voters "Don't be fooled by promises to restore A&E"
• "Dear Editor," wrote Mr.McMullan in the Roscommon People, "I would like to publicly thank Deputy Frank Feighan for his unrelenting efforts in getting the new twin endoscopy suite for Roscommon Hospital. In the depth of recession in 2011 he was key in getting €5million to build the project" "and key recently in getting for the staff to run the unit"
• "No government of whatever hue will sanction this (referring to restoring and funding the A&E unit), either financially, or on the basis of logical medical planning."

Boyle Town Team - Shop Windows Initiative


Our newly-formed Boyle Town Team have a number of projects in hand that will add to Boyle's attractiveness. The photo above shows the first of six premises with Boyle Area photos printed and fitted Paul Byrne Signs, Boyle. It is an image on Marians Juniors Shop showing a special view of Boyle Abbey and the Brothers Sculpture created by Tony Murphy
• It is hoped that all six images will be in place before Christmas Eve. Photos to follow.

Christmas greetings from some of our traders

Recently I created Christmas graphics and uploaded them to a page on ...
If you are not there already and would like a free Christmas graphic for your business, I will be delighted to add your greetings to the page ... email:

Roscommon Senior GAA prepare for 2016

Shannonside FM report: The Roscommon senior football team stepped up their preparations for the 2016 season with a victory over Laois on Saturday night last in a senior challenge match that was played in Kiltoom. They will be looking to serve up another “Christmas Cracker" on Tuesday December 29th when they face Meath once again in Kiltoom at the earlier time of 6.30. This game will an opportunity to watch progress of the new Management Team, Fergal O’Donnell and Kevin Mc Stay.

Christmas Lights Draw Results

Our €2000 Cash draw for the Boyle Christmas Lights Fundraiser was held last night in Creighton’s Bar & Lounge. A great crowd were present awaiting eagerly for the Winners to be announced. Shortly before the Chamber Lotto took place, the five winning Lines were drawn as follows:
1. Seamus Davey (€1,000)
2. Mary Rush (€500)
3. Noel Conroy (€250)
4. Kevin Purcell (€150)
5. Eugene Coleman (€100)
• Seamus Davey the Winner of the 1st Prize is a driver with Stewart oil and was delighted to get the good news, as were our other winners, all natives of Boyle.
• €6000 was raised on the draw and we thank sincerely all who supported it, both businesses selling the lines and the public & businesses buying them.
• Of course sincere thanks too to the wonderful crew who give of their time so willingly over many evenings in November to erect the lights and of course dismantle them in January!
• We congratulate all our five winners and wish all the Community a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year. An investment of over €30,000 was made last year on our Town Lights, and new Feature pieces were added to the collection this year, we thank Boyle and the wider Community for your continued support in ensuring Boyle is lit up throughout the festive season.
• Next fundraiser will be Good Friday night March 25th 2016…. so mark your diaries for our Annual Table Quiz in search of Boyle brightest Sparks!

St. Joseph's Church Christmas Day Newsletter [here...]


For Your Diary

• Wednesday 23rd: Boyle Farmers Market: Just in time for Christmas! The market will resume as usual on January 2nd from 10am to 2pm.

• Saturday 26th: Annual St. Stephen's Day Treasure Hunt: Treasure Hunt in aid of Hospice, Lough Key Forest & Activity Park 2.30pm. Answer sheets can be handed in afterwards at Clarke's Bar & Restaurant, St.Patrick Street, Boyle where there will be a Fun Auction.

• Sunday 27th: Curlew Walkers Club: Meet on the Crescent at 1pm, leader Denise O’Dowd. The walk will take place at Erronagh Bog

• Sunday 27th: Boyle GAA Quiz and Awards Night: St Joseph's Hall at 7:30pm: This year GAA have teamed Magee's Fashion Shop and Aidan Ray's Menswear. The winning team will receive a mixture of 'his and hers' vouchers to a total value of €200. Along with a highly enjoyable quiz, the event is the ideal opportunity to meet up with everyone coming home to Boyle.

St. Joseph's Church Masses

• Christmas Eve at 9.30pm
• Christmas Day at 9.30am and 11.30am
• Saturday 26th December Mass at 12 noon.
• Please note the will be no 7.30pm Vigil Mass on Saturday 26th
• Sunday 27th December: 9.30am and 11.30am

Boyle Musical Society says thank you

Boyle Musical Society committee would like to extend a very sincere thanks to you, the community and the business people of Boyle, for responding so generously yet again, both by subscribing to the funding of the show and by your presence in such large numbers at every performance. We are also very grateful to everybody who travelled long distances, to attend the show. To those who contributed to the show, either financially or otherwise, and were too late for inclusion in our programme and to all who sponsored prizes in our draw – a very special Thank You.

Nollaig Shona from all in Gaelscoil Liatroma!

Gaelscoil, Co Liatroma

Méabh Ní Chathasaigh wrote: It has been a very busy few weeks in Gaelscoil Liatroma. Everyone was delighted to hear that work is commencing on the building of the new school and the new school plans are very exciting! The children took on roles as entrepreneurs with the production of beautiful handmade cards, Christmas logs and Christmas decorations. These were sold at the local Farmers Market. Great way of teaching the importance of mental maths! Thanks to all who helped out with this venture.