Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Update 30th December

Gardai to target poorly lit cars

Gardaí are asking motorists across the Shannonside Northern Sound region to ensure that their car lights are working properly.  It’s part of their Christmas road safety campaign, which will also target drink driving, driver fatigue, and distraction driving.

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Lough Key Visitor Centre - overnight flooding

The Lough Key Visitor Centre was flooded during the night and will reopen today, hopefully around lunchtime! A tree that fell on the main avenue from the N4 has been removed. The Center will be closed Thursday and Friday, but will be open for your enjoyment on Saturday and Sunday, 2nd/3rd January

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Did you know?

424 members of the Irish army are currently serving in 15 countries around the world.

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68% of Roscommon water unaccounted for

Shannonside FM report: More than two thirds of drinking water supplied in Country Roscommon goes unaccounted for. The Performance indicators in Local Authorities Report shows the county had the highest level of water being lost in the country between January and June of this year.
Roscommon 68% loss : Leitrim 55% loss : longford 44% loss : Cavan 33% loss

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Boyle GAA Lotto

Boyle GAA Lotto jackpot now stands at a massive €10,500. To guarantee that your name is in the draw every week you can sign up for annual lotto membership for 2016 for €120. You can pay €10 per month if you wish by standing order. All funds raised through the lotto are reinvested in the club which fields male and female teams at all levels. Please email or call 086 852 6329 for further details.

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Edward (Eddie) Wynne R.I.P.

Peacefully at Drumderrig House Private Nursing Home Eddie will be sadly missed by his relatives, neighbours and the staff, residents and his many friends in Drumderrig House Nursing Home.
• May Eddie's Gentle Soul Rest In Peace
• Reposing at Gaynor's Funeral Home Castlerea on Wednesday evening from 6.30pm until 7.30pm. Funeral arriving to St. Joseph's Church, Boyle for Mass of the Resurrection at 11am on Thursday. Burial afterwards in Asslylinn Cemetery.
• No flowers please. Donations to the Patient Comfort Fund, Drumderrig House Private Nursing Home c/o Paul Gaynor Funeral Director.

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Realboyle Photo Memories - December 2007 to 2015

Baz, BettyBetty Meyler and TV presenter Baz Ashmawy at Doon Shore (December 2008)

Once a month I will feature realboyle photos from the past. Click on a year below to view photos each year for the month of December.

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Boyle Marching Band - we miss you

Boyle Marching Bandrealboyle photo from June 2008

60 realboyle Bands Competition photographs in Abbey Park, June 2008 [here...]

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Frank Feighan TD


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Boyle Marching Band Video

Boyle Marching Band

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Erwin Springbrunn R.I.P.

The death has occurred of Erwin SPRINGBRUNN (Goldsmith) 1939 ~ 2015 December 27th 2015 Peacefully at his home. Loving husband and best friend to Doris and loving father to Hinerk. Rasmus, Dorin, Julian, Anjan, & Wiebke, Deeply mourned and sadly missed by his loving wife, children, extended family, neighbours, colleagues in the Goldsmith Profession and a large circle of friends. May He Rest In Peace.
• Lying in repose at The Sharkey Funeral Home, Frenchpark on Tuesday (Dec. 29th) from 3pm to 5pm. Private Cremation will take place at Lakelands Crematorium Cavan. Family flowers only, donations in lieu, if desired, to Mayo/Roscommon Hospice at or in care of Sweeney Funeral Directors, Louisburgh, Co. Mayo

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Boyle GAA annual Quiz & Awards 2015

Quizmaster Tony Conboy compiled an excellent set of questions for the event

The 6th annual Boyle GAA Quiz and Awards 2015 was a most enjoyable, very well organised Christmas Social Event in St. Joseph's Hall on Sunday night, 27th December. Congratulations to Quizmaster/MC Tony Conboy and his support team who kept the show moving for the large audience and packed 70 Quiz questions, a Draw and Annual Club Awards into just over 2 hours. 48 teams took part. Aidan Ray Menswear and Magee Fashions were main sponsors.
• The Gilmartin/Murphy and Kearney/Flanagan teams shared as joint quiz winners.
• Under 21 Player of the Year: Gareth Gilmartin
• Junior Player of the Year: Ciaran Beirne
• Player of the Year: Sean Purcell
• Club Person of the Year: James O’Boyle
• Hall of Fame Award: John Keenehan
• Ladies Club Player of the Year: Nicole McDermott
• The Boyle Junior Team, were presented with their winners medals by Chris O’Dowd.

Boles of Boyle, New Year Sale

Boles New Year Sale

Drumderrig House Nursing Home, Christmas Lights 2015

Drumderrig House Nursing Home

Despite our New Year Wishes and hopes for a peaceful and happy future, many of us will not be here to see Christmas Lights 2016.


Angela Mary QUINN R.I.P.

The death has occurred of Angela Mary QUINN, No.5 St.Joseph Avenue, Boyle, Peacefully at Portiuncla Hospital, Ballinasloe.Deeply regretted by her sons Gerald, Augustine and David, sister Rosaleen, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many relatives and friends.
May Angela Rest In Peace.
Reposing at her home. Removal to St.Joseph's Church, Boyle, Wednesday for mass of Christian burial at 11 o'clock. Funeral afterwards to Assylinn Cemetery