Friday, January 22, 2016

Update 22nd January

Galilee Community, Tintagh, Boyle

Ministry will be resumed in Galilee Community on Monday, February 1st.
• Monday: Meditation at 7pm
• Thursday: An opportunity to come together and grow in awareness of the energy and hope that comes to us when become more familiar with the scriptures through study and prayer.  Session begins with a cuppa at 7.30 , input and sharing begins at 8pm
Pope Francis has declared 2016 as a Jubilee Year of MERCY.  We will be honouring this through the year.
• Lenten Programme: Mark your calendar for Tuesday, Feb 23rd, March 1st and March 8th   There will be a number of speakers addressing different aspects of Mercy as part of a Lenten Experience.  Watch out for further details on the Galilee Website, radio and local paper.
• Alf Monaghan will be returning in April.


• The Flower Altar Society are looking for new members to do even one or two months per year. If you are willing to help out please leave your name into the Sacristy.
• Grange National School: If you are interested in enrolling your child in our School for the 2016/17 school year, please contact us for an enrolment pack on 071 9663423 or by email at  The closing date is Friday, 12th February 2016. Check out our blog on

• St. Joseph's B.N.S.: Enrolment Forms for 2016/2017 school year will be available from the school office from Monday 25th January 2016. Completed enrolment forms must be returned to St. Joseph’s B.N.S. on or before Friday 5th February 2016.

• Scoil na nAingeal Naofa: Now enrolling until 12th February for the academic year 2016/2017. Application forms and details available at the school.  Contact for further information 071-9662737


Friday's Weather

Bright and blustery today with some sunshine and occasional showers, heavy at times in the north. Highest temperatures of 9 to 11 degrees in mostly fresh to strong and gusty south-west winds.

Boyle Celtic u11 squad 2015-2016


The future looks bright for Boyle Celtic as the U11’s proudly wear their new kit kindly sponsored by Vention Medical.
• Top Left to Right:   Luke Kearns, Cathal McKeon, Rosco McDaid, Barry Monaghan, Kian Carty, Mark Halligan, Andrew Magee,  Daniel Carroll, Shane O’Dowd, Barry Cryan
• Bottom Left to Right: Conan Cregg, Shay Noone, Mark Dywer, Oran Henry, Conor Kelly, Oisin McDermott, Sean Duffy, Greg Nutley, Dylan Butler,  Nicholas Callan, Callum Rodden

'Fall In Love With Boyle' Weekend

Fall in love with Boyle

Patricia wrote: "Valentines Weekend is fast approaching and Boyle Town Team are coordinating a marketing and promotion campaign to highlight any promotions, special offers, events, music, meal deals etc that is taking place in Boyle that weekend.
Can all businesses that are organising a Valentines Special let Boyle Town Team know by Wednesday 27th Jan to be included in Free printed promotional material and marketing initiative, email details to"

Tony Conboy - An Oblique View

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Interesting and with a practiced eye as always, articles current and 'in memory of', Tony's is a must read as we head towards the weekend. This week's fare includes articles - The Athlone Boundary Review : Litter : National Newspaper Coverage ... Lack Of : ‘Uno duce, una voce’ : Poverty : Dodd’s Bar and the introduction of colour television

Trending on YouTube - new for you

Knowing that there is a world outside the boundaries of Boyle, sometimes we are confronted with items like the craziness of today's Trending Video on YouTube ...
By the way, 'Trending on YouTube' will be a regular feature here on from today onwards.

If you 'really must', you can also view "What's Trending on Twitter" [here...]

From Boyle to Zambia - appeal for donations

"My name is Emma Tiernan from Warren Way. I am a 2nd year student in Marino studying BSC in Education. At the beginning of the summer I will be spending 6 weeks as a teaching assistant in Zambia, Africa. I am looking for sponsorship to fulfil this ambition. The total amount I need to raise is €3000. This is not only for me but also will benefit the students in which I will be teaching. Any donations big or small is greatly appreciated. Thank you."
• Please make a Donation [here...]

Moving Monksland would cause deep divisions

As well as having a devastating economic impact on the entire of county Roscommon, County Council CEO Eugene Cummins says that unlike amalgamating two areas within one county, any prospect of moving Monksland and part of South Roscommon into the boundary of Westmeath, changing county and provincial boundaries will cause deep divisions within the community.

Press Releases

Denis Naughten: Thursday 21st  January 2016: Loughglynn - Ireland's only blackspot. without an ambulance. Lights are on, but no ambulance and no service for 30k people
• Denis Naughten TD has branded the failure by the HSE to provide a 24 hour a day, 7 day a week ambulance service at the Loughglynn base to service the West Roscommon and East Mayo area as a ‘national disgrace’.
• The HSE has spent €70,000 refurbishing a garda station which had previously been refurbished and then closed, in order to provide an emergency ambulance base for Ireland’s only official ambulance blackspot.
Eddie Conroy: Thursday 21st  January 2016: IRISH WATER WARS
The news that 3500 people in Roscommon are now on another boil water notice comes as no shock where Irish Water are involved. They are a glorified, tax collecting, shambles.
View Election Candidate Press Releases:
Denis Naughten [here... Eddie Conroy  [here...] Maura Hopkins  [here...]

Abbey Community College 1916 project - tonight


All the historical research has been gathered, all of the art pieces have been made and collected and displayed. The video work has been installed and the architectural constructions have been built. The last part of our commemoration to the events of 1916 are the music and the drama which will be performed in the Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon this evening at 6.30. This is a free event and all are welcome.
• This event is in partnership with Carrigallen Vocational School.

Thursday's Weather

Cloudy and breezy with rain at times. Relatively mild for the time of year, with top temperatures ranging 10 to 12 degrees. South to southeast winds will remain fresh for much of the day

The 9 at 9: Thursday

It’s getting closer to the weekend, and here are headline newslines for you.

Cycleway linking Lough Key Forest Park and Boyle town

Lough Key Forest Park, Electric Bike Rides

Roscommon County Council is to seek funding for a Lough Key to Boyle cycleway in 2016. Over €400,000 has already been granted to develop a route from Knockvicar through wood and bogland to the Lough Key Forest Park.
• Roscommon County Council will seek further funding to develop a cycleway linking Lough Key Forest Park and Boyle town this year.

Christine Stewart's Yoga recommencing tonight

Christine's Yoga Classesrealboyle ©

Beginners 7pm and Improvers 8.30pm in St. Joseph's Resource Centre, Abbeytown.
All Levels Friday mornings at 10am in the Moylurg Room, Lough Key Visitor Centre.

Website being re-vamped - submit your details today

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.

AGM Community Games tonight

Community Games

Boyle Community Games will hold their AGM tonight, Thursday 21st January at 8.30 pm in Boyle GAA Clubhouse. We need as many parents as possible to attend to ensure the continuation of the games in Boyle. Please come along and volunteer as much or as little time as you can. All assistance will be gratefully received!
• 2015 was a very successful year again with Ruth Cox, Mary Ellen Halligan, Sinead Glennon and Aoife Valentine coming 3rd in the U16 Girls Relay in the National Finals, Diarmuid Sutton who qualified for the National final of the u14 boys breaststroke in swimming, Aisling Feeley won the County 600m u12 girls and qualified for the National Finals and Luke McGrath won the boys u12 Ball throw and also qualified for the National Finals in Athlone. Well done to all the children who participated and apologies if we have left any one out.

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

Ladies GAA Club AGM - time changed!

Please note the time change to the Ladies GAA Club AGM from 5pm to 7pm this Sunday January 24th in the clubrooms due to the FBD final taking place in Tuam at 2pm.All players, parents and everyone interested in the development of ladies football in Boyle is invited to attend. We are always actively looking for new people to get involved with the club, both to help with coaching and on the committee to bring new ideas and energy.

Boyle Chamber Lotto Results, Monday January 18th

Numbers drawn: 7, 23, 24, 27
Match Three winners: M. Tiernan
Jackpot winner: None
Thank you to all who support the draw
Next draw Monday January 25th at 11.00pm in The Moylurg (Party Night). Lotto Jackpot €14,500


The death has occurred of Nora SHEEHAN (née Conlon) Marian Road, Boyle, Peacefully in the loving care of the staff of Plunkett Community Nursing Home, Boyle. Sadly missed by her relatives and friends.
Rest in Peace
Reposing at Mahon's Funeral Home, Boyle Thursday 21st from 9.30am until 11.30am. Removal to St.Joseph's Church, Boyle for Mass of Christian burial at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to Killaraght Old Cemetery.

Monsignor John J.HANLY R.I.P.

The death has occurred of Monsignor John J.HANLY Carnaross, Kells, parish priest of Carnaross and late of Laytown, past Rector of Irish College Rome, and native of Oldcastle, Co. Meath, 20th January 2016, at Our Lady’s Hospital, Navan. Son of the late Dr. Michael and Beda Hanly, Oldcastle. Deeply regretted by his sisters Freda Kearney, Elizabeth Smith, Pauline Ryan (Abbeytown, Boyle), Geraldine Henry, Olivia Kelly, (Carrick Road, Boyle) and his brother Dr. William Hanly, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, Bishop, priests and Religious Orders of the Diocese of Meath, the past students of the Pontifical Irish College Rome (Oliver Plunkett Union), relatives and wide circle of friends.
Rest in peace
Reposing at Gibneys Funeral Home, Oldcastle, Thursday from 4pm to 7pm with removal to St Ciarán’s Church, Carnaross arriving at 7.30pm. Funeral Mass on Friday at 12 noon, with burial immediately afterwards.

Bridie O'CONNOR R.I.P.

The death has occurred of Bridie O'CONNOR (née Halton) Shannon Lodge, Carrick-on-Shannon, January 18th 2016 (peacefully) at Sligo Regional Hospital. Predeceased by baby Hugh, daughter Mary and son-in-law Martin; Deeply regretted and sadly missed by her loving husband John (Jack), son Fr.Eamonn O'Connor (Strokestown), daughters Una (Ballintubber) and Jacqueline (Galway), son-in-law Frank, grandchildren Katie, Sarah, Robert, Alice and Francesca, brothers Thomas and Dan, sisters Catherine, Margaret and Teresa, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Rest In Peace
Reposing at her home on Thursday (21st) from 12 noon until 5pm with removal to St.Mary's Church, Carrick-on-Shannon arriving at 7pm. Mass of Christian Burial on Friday at 12 noon with funeral afterwards to St.Mary's Cemetery. House private from 5pm on Thursday evening please.