Sunday, January 10, 2016

Update 10th January

Sunday Weather

Cold and bright today with some sunshine and scattered showers. Highest temperatures of 5 to 7 degrees in moderate to fresh and gusty south-west winds.

Boyle Badminton Club - in full flight


Yesterday's Connacht C Competitions were a great success for our Boyle Badminton Club, held in the splendid Boyle Sports Complex. 48 players took part and a great day's badminton was enjoyed by all.

Daffodils 2016


When Fred Perry told me he has Daffodils in bloom in his Carrick Road garden I wondered if he was joking me ... but yes, its true as this photo shows clearly ... daffodils in bloom in Boyle on January 9th

Boyle Credit Union Art Competition



Save by shopping around

Sharon TigheSharon Tighe ... realboyle photo

Full-time working mother-of-two Sharon Tighe from Boyle, Co Roscommon, says reading reviews and non-stop shopping helps her get the best deal on her home insurance. "I think it's really important to set a good example at home and that children are introduced gradually to the concepts of saving and money management. "Like many moms I know, I shop around and read reviews constantly when deciding which services and utility companies to use."

A thought for the day

While many were still in bed this Saturday morning, a panel of 23 dedicated Boyle GAA players and their trainers were chasing the dream of fitness and good health in the Abbey Park training pitch. Undeterred by a mix of rain and sleet, this group saw it through from 8am darkness to a dull 9.30am

Eamon Downes R.I.P.

Eamon Downes, Kiltycreighton Boyle Co Roscommon, died 8th Jan 2016 at University College Hospital, Galway. Reposing at Kevin and Patsy Downes home at Kiltycreighton from 5pm Saturday, January 9th. Removal to St Joseph's Church Boyle arriving at 7pm Sunday 10th. Funeral mass Monday at 11am, with Burial afterwards to Assylinn Cemetery Boyle. Family flowers only. Donations if desired to Diabetes Ireland, Care of Higgins and Sons Funeral Directors, Boyle.



Water levels stabilising

Shannonside FM report: Water levels are stabilising along the River Shannon, and have dropped in Athlone, Carrick-on-Shannon, and Boyle. However, turloughs remain a major issue around parts of Roscommon and Boyle, and efforts continue to save homes from flood damage.

County Roscommon boundary could change

Shannonside FM report: Roscommon could be a smaller county by April next, losing up to 7,000 residents and 30 square kilometers in the south. The Chairperson of the Boundary Review Team, set up by Minister Alan Kelly to review the delivery of administrative functions in the greater Athlone area, has confirmed that a change to the county boundary of Roscommon is within their terms of reference.

Pay by weight for waste

Residents in Roscommon can expect to be paying by weight for their waste by June. Director of Services at Roscommon County Council Majella Hunt has been reported saying that waste collection companies serving Roscommon are preparing their operations for the new system

Learning Links, Elphin Street, Boyle

Galway Roscommon ETB is offering the following free classes for Adults in Roscommon Learning Links, Elphin Street, Boyle:
• Computers for Beginners including Internet and email - Registration Tuesday 12th January, 1pm
• English for Speakers of Other Languages - Registration Wednesday 13th January, 6pm
Communication, Maths and Computer Literacy classes are also available.
Contact: Maureen Tel: 086 046 4378

DCW Car Wash & Valet


Gerard says "We are on the campus at Stewarts 24 Hour Filling Station, Mill Road, Boyle. Open Monday to Saturday, and if you would like to book a set time, please call me on 086 723 6758

Angling Club AGM

The AGM of Boyle and District Angling club will be held on Friday 29th January at 8.30pm in the Patrick's Well. All members are requested to attend

Future Changes to Train Schedules

Iarnrod Eireann plans to make changes to Dublin/Sligo train schedules that also service Boyle. The proposed changes are still in draft form, likely to come into force from the end of February and include the following:
• Monday to Friday: We will still have 7 each way services. The first morning train will be at the earlier time, 6.07am in Boyle. On Fridays there will be one extra Connolly to Sligo service leaving Dublin at 4.20pm.
• Saturday/Sunday: We will have 6 each way services, 7.31am, the early one from Boyle.
Iarnrod Eireann may issue a consultation possibility. A favoured suggestion will be to expand with an early morning Longford to Sligo commuter service arriving in Sligo at approximately 8.30am.

Niall Sheerin - exhibition of paintings


Boyle man Niall Sheerin is delighted to invite you to an exhibition of his paintings in the Hyde Bridge Gallery, Sligo ... Launch 5:30pm, Tuesday 12th January 2016 : Wine reception with guest speaker Philip Lindey : Runs until Tuesday 26th January 2016