Monday, January 18, 2016

Update 18th January

Stray Dog at Carty's Garage, Mockmoyne

Stray Male Labrador

Very friendly black male labrador dog straying at Carty's. He has a distinctive half chain / green fabric collar. He runs to every car that parks at garage and supermarket ... obviously hoping to find his owner

Meanwhile. today on Facebook ...

• Boyle GAA Club: AGM Ladies GAA Club, clubhouse on Sun Jan 24th at 5pm
• Boyle Men's Shed: AGM will be Monday 18th of January, 7.30pm Family life center.
• Elphin Diocese: Huge Apparition mosaic to be unveiled next month
• Enhance Health & Beauty: New Monday, New Week New Goals
• Kelly's Londis: Our next MASSIVE 1 DAY SALE Friday 22nd Jan.
• Marians of Boyle: Just in! Stunning new pieces from Linea Raffaelli
• SuperValu, Boyle: Exciting new products to add to our small food producer section
• Taylors Interiors: PANTONE colours for 2016 - Rose, Quartz and Serenity

Monday's Weather

Outbreaks of light rain or drizzle. Some good dry periods too. A cool day with temperatures of 6 to 8 degrees at best. Winds will be light to moderate easterly

The 9 at 9: Monday

Grand Canal murder probe, tennis match-fixing and super-rich getting richer...

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Boyle House For Rent

House for rent on St. Patrick St. Boyle from the 1st February. All mod cons. Open fire & oil heating. Rent reasonable. Please phone 086 816 4585.

Calling all Businesses

Boyle Town & More website is currently being re-vamped and updated. Boyle Chamber of Commerce are inviting all Businesses/Services/Attractions – Old & New, to forward up to date Information & contact details (including opening days/hours) to on or before next Thursday 21st January. We are hoping that this website will provide a comprehensive listing of all Businesses and attractions for the visitor, thus appeal to you to forward your details asap ... an opportunity not to be missed to promote your business.

Boyle Camera Club

Great attendance at today's (Sunday 17th) Portraiture Photo Shoot in King House. We are sincerely grateful to King House and Tommy Egan for allowing us use this beautiful location. Thanks to models Caroline and Olivia and other members that gave demonstrations. We look forward to seeing you all again at next month's meeting.

Boyle Country Meats Specials

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"Boyle in the County Roscommon"

Found on Facebook - Saturday 16th January

• Sport: There was no joy for the county's representatives on Saturday's playfields with the following lost games: Connacht Senior Hurling League: Hasting Cup Under 21 Football:Challenge Cup Rugby: British and Irish Rugby Cup
• Boyle Basketball Club: Boyle u14 boys won 1 and lost 1 in their league games. They beat Ardcarne and lost out to Carrick.
• Boyle Camera Club: Photoshoot 10am-1pm, Sunday 17th January at King House
• Boyle Credit Union: As a mark of respect on the death of Mrs Eileen Dodd Boyle Credit Union offices will be closed on Monday until 2pm
• Taste Leitrim: In the Cottage Restaurant, Jamestown, Sham Hanifa has created something original and upbeat. His menu combines a subtle blend of Asian influences from his grandmother's kitchen, to modern Irish and European favourites.
Snippets are in alphabetical order of page owners - I will expand this section shortly.

Eileen Dodd R.I.P.

The death has occurred of Eileen DODD (née Quinn) The Crescent, Boyle, Peacefully at Sligo University Hospital, predeceased by her husband Joe, sister Peggy and brother Michael; sadly missed by her daughters Annette Keenehan (Boyle), Elizabeth McDonald (Galway), sons James (Nenagh) and Dennis (Boyle), grandchildren, great-grandsons, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, relatives and friends.
Rest In Peace.
Reposing at Mahon's Funeral Home, Boyle on Sunday from 3 o'clock to 6 o'clock. Removal to St. Joseph's Church, Boyle on Monday for Mass of Christian burial at 12 o'clock. Funeral afterwards to Caldra Cemetery


The death has occurred of Joan LEYLAND, Derrylow Croghan, Boyle. Suddenly at her residence, deeply regretted by her brother ,sister, nieces,nephews relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friend. "Rest in Peace" reposing at Brady's Funeral Home Elphin on Monday morning from 11o clock with removal to St Michael's church Croghan arriving for 12noon Mass, Burial immediately afterwards to Ardcarne Cemetery
• Joan will be fondly remembered as an employee in Taylors on Bridge Street, Boyle

The Chieftain - by Darren Purcell

Photographer / Videographer Darren Purcell uploaded this gorgeous video of Maurice Harran's Gaelic Chieftain (on the N4) to YouTube ...

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Election 2016 - an Impartial Update

• Eddie Conroy: "Change is possible, change is necessary," "Since the economic crisis began I have been appalled at the destruction of lives and communities in the West of Ireland. Blog [here...]
• At Thursday night's Fianna Fáil CDC meeting it was decided that Eugene Murphy will be the sole FF candidate going forward the forthcoming General Election. Fianna Fáil headquarters could add a second candidate if they wish to.
• Maura Hopkins (Fine Gael) has a sparkling new blog with photographs and all of her recent Press Releases. To View the blog, please click [here...]
• Denis Naughten TD issued a Press Release on Friday afternoon. Read "60% of those saved by flood works cannot get insurance" [here...]

New Pilates Classes

Begin with a Free Taster Session in St Joseph’s Resource Centre, Boyle
• Times: Thursday Morning 10 – 11 Jan 21st : Friday Evening 7-8 Jan 22nd
• Levels: Absolute Beginners to Advanced
• Cost: Follow-on classes €10 per class or €50 x 6
• Other classes: Enquiries welcome for 1-1 or group sessions
• Contact: Linda 087 786 6866
Please Note: Booking Essential

This is Ireland - We are Irish

An Oblique View Banner

Tony gives important information and thoughts on two of the week's news stories of Roscommon interest: "Help save Roscommon County from loss" : "Personal memories of the late Gerry O'Malley" including © photographs from the late Gerry's funeral


 Niall Sheerin - exhibition of paintings

Niall Sheerin exhibition

Boyle man Niall Sheerin is delighted with the positive response and large numbers attending an exhibition of his paintings in the Hyde Bridge Gallery, Sligo. The Exhibition will be open and welcome everyone until Tuesday 26th January 2016

Boyle GAA

Defibrillator/Basic life support training on Saturday 30th January 10:30am. Club members and coaches from all age grades encouraged to attend. Places limited. Contact Jan Flanagan 086 066 7163 for further information/book a place.
• Thanks to the huge numbers of parents and others interested in promotion of underage football in Boyle who turned up for last night's Information Event in the Clubroom. Hopefully they derived benefit from the occasion. As a consequence a strong and enthusiastic Underage Committee was established. They will steer underage football through 2016.

The Year of the Big Snow - 1947

Christy Wynne Banner

Christy wrote a fascinating, wonderfully observant article in 2007

Ardcarne Garden Cafe


Cliodhna and Nessa wrote: We are looking forward to re-opening on the 30th of January with lots of new ideas! Please contact us ( if you are looking for work or know of anyone with waiting experience who is.


Jimmy Doyle

"They won't stop us" might be stroke patient Jimmy Doyle's mantra, for despite the flooding, he keeps up his regular wheelchair trips along Boyle Canal. Best wishes Jimmy - you are an inspiration!

International Eucharistic Congress 2016

Boyle priest Fr. John Coughlan will attend the 51st International Eucharistic Congress (2016) in Cebu, Philippines, 24th to 31st January. Fr. John and Elphin Bishop Kevin Doran feature in this video