Thursday, February 25, 2016

Update 25th February

Carmel's Skincare & Beauty - Coffee & Cupcake morning


Carmel wrote: "To celebrate Fuschia's Spring collection I will be hosting a Coffee and Cupcake morning in the salon this Saturday the 27th of February between 11:30am and 3:00pm. Make sure to come in and see all the new Spring colours, pigments and the new fabulous Megans Contour Palette. Full tester stand will be on display. So why not try out some of the new range and pick up some tips and tricks. Special disounts on the day and a free gift with certain Fuschia product puchased."

Ciaran Emmett Sessions - small number of tickets available

View the full poster [here...]

Roscommon Herald - the future

Christina McHugh (editor) wrote: In relation to your recent posting regarding the Roscommon Herald could I just clarify for your readers that while we will vacate our existing offices on St.Patrick Street, Boyle at the end of this year we remain committed to Boyle and will be moving to an alternative office location in the town from January 2017. The Roscommon Herald has been part of the fabric of Boyle life since 1859 and with the support of the entire community will continue to remain a strong, trusted presence in the town delivering a quality product on a weekly basis. All our staff contribute to the economic life of Boyle town and we are proud supporters of a range of community initiatives. I am happy to put the record straight for your readers.

Why Vote on Friday 26th February?
Polling stations open 7am to 10pm

If you believe in having the right to vote, but are unsure as to whether it really will make a difference, should you vote or not?
• Yes - if you want better healthcare, education and childcare, fairer taxation, basic income for all, good recycling facilities, better roads and transport, better local amenities because your government, national and local runs all these services and your vote in tomorrow's General Election will send a message about what sort of Ireland you want and expect.
• Many will vote along party lines 'because we always voted for that party', but now more than ever we should consider who we elect into power ... carefully. Vote for the person or party you believe most capable of delivering the best for your area and the country in general.

Marc Egan "The Voice of Ireland"

Marc Egangraphic: sean o'dowd

Popular acclaimed Boyle singer Marc Egan will feature in "The Battles Round" of "The Voice of Ireland" this Sunday 28th February on RTE One TV at the later time of 7.00. Marc will 'do battle' with David E.Idioh, a Director at Black Sound, Limerick.

Rates for Businesses

Most businesses have recently received correspondence from the Valuation Office in relation to the proposed rates revaluation in County Roscommon. Boyle Chamber of Commerce last week attended a meeting of Roscommon County Council addressed by Mr. Patrick Conroy from the Valuation Office in relation to this.
• Boyle Chamber will hold an informal public meeting next Tuesday, 1st March 2016 at 6:30pm in the Enterprise Centre to let people know more about the rates revaluation process and to discuss the issues arising for businesses. Anyone who will be affected by these changes are welcome to come along.

Start getting your Float ready ...

Saint Patrick's Day Invitegraphic: sean o'dowd

The Boyle St.Patrick's Day Committee are in full action mode, organising the Parade which will take Place on Thursday 17th March starting at 3pm from Mockmoyne, via St. Patrick Street, Bridge Street and on to the Crescent.
• We are appealing to all Businesses, Clubs, Associations & Societies to enter a Float this year and contribute to making it our Best-ever parade. While entering a Float to the Parade is FREE, any donation given will be greatly received. Looking forward to you joining us, assembling in Mockmoyne from 2.15pm onwards on the 17th.
 Photos from last year's parade [2015...]

Election Candidate Press Releases:

With a General Election on Friday 26th, check out recent statements from candidates ...
Denis Naughten [here...] Eddie Conroy [here...] Eugene Murphy [here...] Maura Hopkins [here...] Michael Fitzmaurice [here...] Miriam Hennessy [here...]
I have tried but cannot find press releases for the following candidates: Anne Farrell, John Kelly and Claire Kerrane. Please email me if there are some ... and I will be delighted to give them space on this website

Music for 1916 Roscommon celebrations

Roscommon County Council wishes to commission a piece of music of approximately 30-40 minutes for the Roscommon County Youth Orchestra as part of the 1916 Roscommon Celebrations.
Details of Composer Funding available on request.

Cookery Class - Free at Boyle Enterprise Centre

6/52 Open For Business - Enterprise Centre

A FREE Foundation Cookery Course will be conducted in Boyle Enterprise Centre from March 21st–April 7th. The course is suitable for those seeking employment opportunities in the Hospitality/Nursing Home and Deli sectors.
Course content includes Foundation Cookery, Food Hygiene Training and interview/communication skills.
For more information or to express interest please email or call 071 967 3440.

Bishop Doran - care for our elderly

The Catholic bishop of Elphin, Bishop Kevin Doran says the State must help provide quality care for our elderly. The bishop says he sees a direct connection to this with the crisis in hospital emergency departments

Toughest Muckers - next Sunday

Toughest Muckers

Event details and schedule: Registration/waiver signing begins at 10am on Sunday 28th February with the first wave of 100 setting off at 12 and every fifteen minutes thereafter. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before your time as you need to sign waiver and get warmed up by are fitness team.  There is ample parking run by the forest park. Wear training gear for the challenge (runners will get mucky) but remember to bring a change of clothes to enjoy the festivities afterwards, free hot showers, free beer and free food are for everybody competing (tickets given on the day)

Ardcarne Garden Centre - next weekend

Learn how to grow early and delicious vegetables and fruit at a Free Polytunnel Event at Ardcarne Garden Centre Boyle. The event will take place on Saturday 27th February from 11.30am- 12.30pm. Art Classes, and Wet Felt Making workshops also starting soon. For more details please call 071 966 7091

Book Fair in progress at St. Josephs B.N.S.

The Parents Association from St. Josephs B.N.S. would like to invite everyone to their Annual Book Fair which will take place from Tuesday 23rd February to Friday 26th February. Profits from our Book Fair are used to stock our fabulous library. We will have books/stationary for every age group and will be open for sales at the following times in the school. Tuesday 23rd February morning 9.00am – 9.30am Wednesday 24th February morning 9.00am - 9.30am Thursday 25th February morning 9.00am - 9.30am Thursday 25th February afternoon 3.00pm – 4.30pm Friday 26th February morning 9.00am – 9.30am  Please come out and support our Book Fair.

Boyle Chamber Lotto Results, Monday February 22nd

Numbers drawn: 1, 15, 16, 29
Match Three winners: T. McPadden
Jackpot winner: None
Thank you to all who support the draw
Next draw Monday February 29th at 11.00pm in Clarke’s Bar (Party Night). Lotto Jackpot €15,150

Boyle Country Meats - This week's Specials

Boyle Country Meats January30th

Boyle articles in this week's Roscommon Herald

Read the full articles in this week's Roscommon Herald ... here are snippets:
• Understandably, General Election 2016 takes up several pages with comment, advertisements and profiles of aspiring candidates. Some we may never hear of again and some will be chosen to represent us following a dull pre-election campaign in the 32nd Dáil Éireann.
• In her (A)Musing Mood column, editor Christina McHugh writes "Wait for it ... tests have now shown that a heavier person sees objects as being twice as far away as someone of the more trim variety"
• Man arrested after cocaine find in Boyle last week
• Barry Feely pens new book "They Dared to Challenge"
• Boyle nursing unit giving a helping hand in Chernobyl
• John Mulligan "Almost there ... the waiting game" thoughts on politicians etc
• The Boyle Town Focus page is loaded with items of local interest as well as Mary Regan's photos taken at a recent paella and wine event in Daly's bar

Good news for Knock Airport

Ireland West Airport Knock is welcoming the announcement by the Taoiseach that Fine Gael is adding an additional €10 million to the regional airport’s capital expenditure scheme in their next programme for government.


Roscommon Learning Link - Information Technology

Opportunity to get certified in Information Technology (Level 4) at Roscommon Learning Link, over 7 weeks two evenings per week commencing early March. No Fee for anyone in receipt of Social Welfare. For further detail, please contact Roscommon Learning Links on 071 966 4510 or email :

Irish TV - programmes of interest for Boyle

Irish TV can be viewed across Ireland, the UK and Europe on the Sky platform channel 191, Freesat 400, Eircom’s eVision channel 191, free to air boxes and online at and

Monday 7th March, 6.30pm: Roscommon County Matters : The Family Life Centre in Boyle. We take a look at what they do & hear from the many volunteers who make this such a vibrant centre for all.

Monday 14th March, 6.30pm: Roscommon County Matters : Launch of Jessamine O'Connor's third Book of Poems entitled “Snowbird” which was held recently in the Library in Ballaghadreen. We visit Knockvicar to hear about the launch of their Text Alert programme, talk to members of the Organic Garden in Croghan and listen to some Trad music from the Croghan Bar.

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Boyle GAA Club - Boyle Féile na nGael 2016

The Club will launch Boyle Féile na nGael 2016 in the Clubrooms tonight, Monday, Feb 22nd at 7pm. All are welcome to attend. The club is asking the whole community to get behind the team as it is the first time Boyle have qualified to represent Roscommon. The team will participate in the boy's football competition.
• Light refreshments served.

Boles of Boyle

Boles Communion Daygraphic © sean o'dowd

1st Holy Communion and Confirmation Outfits
• Visit Boles of Boyle today to view our new Communion and Confirmation wear for boys. We are a family owned business located in Boyle, dedicated to giving you the customer an exceptional level of service whilst viewing and selecting your new Communion & Confirmation outfit.
• View the fantastic new collection of Girl’s dresses & accessories. Boys suits in traditional 2 piece style, or include the waistcoat for the dapper 3 piece style. This year there are deep royal blue, purple and shades of burgundy. The classic Black, Navy or charcoal are still very traditional and always look so well.
• New for 2016, are the burgundy and purple tones. These are teamed up with beautiful shirts with white collars or piping detail, in lovely subtle shades of raspberry, lilac or white. The must have this year is the bow-tie. These are available in paisley or polka-dot designs. Alternatively, why not a neat printed shirt without a tie?
• We have a fabulous selection of Communion shoes for girls and boys. Girl’s communion shoes in satin or leather with various heel heights. Boys Communion shoes in brown or tan in either laced or slip-on styles. We also have the Tommy Bowe shoes & boots for the Confirmation lads.
Check out our window displays for ideas .

Maura Hopkins canvass in Boyle


On the canvassing trail in Boyle ... Tom Mullaney, Liam McNamara, Maura Hopkins (Candidate) and Ernie Keenan