Monday, February 1, 2016

Update 1st February

Boles of Boyle

Boles of Boyle Coats-&-Jackets

Defibrillator Course

Defibrillator Course

Well done to all who completed the Defibrillator/Basic Life Saving course held in the Clubrooms on Saturday last. Special thanks to trainers Yvonne Lesley and James Goldrick on delivering the course
Questions I hope to answer during today ...
How many Defibrillators are there in Boyle and where are they located? Apart from the one in the Clubrooms I know that there is one in the Garda barracks
• Is there one in squad cars?
• Do doctors and nursing homes have them?

Grandparents Day at Grange National School

Grange National School will celebrate Grandparents Day on Wednesday 3rd February. All grandparents are welcome to visit the school from 11.15am to 12.30pm

Bingo Prize Money to be increased

The St Joseph's hall committee would like to announce that they are increasing their prize money in ALL games from Tuesday the 2nd February. Also up for grab is €1.000 on 53 calls or less with the lotto jackpot now standing at €800. Bingo starts at 8.30pm until 10.30pm.

Brothers of Charity

Brothers of Charity are looking for people to train as Support Workers on their Community Employment scheme. This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to re-enter the workplace whilst doing very worthwhile work in the community.
Eligibility criteria applies. Please call 087 145 6587 for more details.

South Leitrim Cancer Support Group

South Leitrim Cancer Support Group meet on the first Tuesday of every month at 8p.m. in St. Georges Heritage Centre, Carrick on Shannon. Serving South Leitrim and North Roscommon. Everyone with a cancer diagnosis and family members are welcome. For further information please contact Sligo Cancer Centre on 071-9170433.

St. Brigid's Day, 1st February

St. Brigid's Crossrealboyle image from January 2009

Natural Options totalhealth Pharmacy

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Natural Options totalhealth Pharmacy in SuperValu looks inviting and simply gorgeous following a total refit. Best wishes to Pat Brogan and staff for your 'belief and investments in Boyle'

Sunday World - "Blue Boyle"

Sunday World report: "An investigation by the Sunday World can reveal how escorts operate their sexual services from a little apartment less than a 100 yards from a Garda station in the rural town of Boyle in Co. Roscommon."
• The newspaper acts almost as an advertising agent for the alleged 'services'. "When our reporter said he wanted to leave and didn't want to pay for sex (did he want it for free?) the feisty escort argued for three minutes and tried to swindle money from the Sunday World".
• Since its early days, the Sunday World has followed the usual game plan with articles like this - their investigator chats an escort, gets prices and immediately leaves the premises ... oh yeah! hahaha!

Tony Conboy - An Oblique View

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Sir Terry Wogan R.I.P.

Legendary star of British and Irish radio and TV Terry Wogan has died aged 77 of cancer. In a statement his family said, "Sir Terry Wogan died today after a short but brave battle with cancer. "He passed away surrounded by his family. While we understand he will be missed by many, the family ask that their privacy is respected at this time." BBC Director General Tony Hall said Sir Terry Wogan "truly was a national treasure", adding: "Today we've lost a wonderful friend."
• On personal note, I feel the loss of a family friend!

Sunday's Weather

Cloudy and dull with outbreaks of rain or drizzle. Becoming milder, afternoon temperatures reaching 10 or 11 Celsius.

Boyle Country Meats

Boyle Country Meats January30th

Roisin's Skydive Campaign (Youth Suicide)

Roisin (Woody) Rushe

Roisin Rushe wrote: My skydive campaign for Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland. I have a personal target of €600, €250 of this will go towards my expenses for the actual skydiving process that will take place as soon as I reach my target. People can donate and sponsor me online by clicking on the link below and also in the coming weeks I will have a sponsorship card on hand so people can approach me directly to donate.

Boyle Garage to let


Garage to let on Green Street, Boyle with office and attic space, parking area and new lift. Contact Simon on 086 404 1830

Photo Memories

There are 34,004 images on the realboyle Flickr website since 2007. Most are photos, a small number are submitted/edited photos and the rest are graphic images I have created. As promised, I select images each month for you and provide links for your perusal.

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Up to his familiar naughtiness, Tadhg TV is always a good read and a TV special review

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.

Cllr Eugene Murphy - Boyle General Election canvass


Cllr Eugene Murphy with canvassers Cllr John Cummins, Cllr Rachel Doherty and former Boyle Mayor Mary Clifford were in positive mood as they requested Number 1 One votes for Eugene in Boyle ahead of the approaching General Election



Roscommon Co Council Personnel changes

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The full list of personnel changes by Roscommon CEO Eugene Cummins will be published on Monday, but before then, we are aware of two affecting the Boyle area:
• Boyle Area Engineer Bernard Murray finishes here today (Friday) and will take up his new position on Monday in Roscommon/Strokestown. Realboyle is delighted to send Bernard best wishes and a big 'thank you' for his 25 years in this area. Bernard will be replaced in this area by Michael Conlon
• Popular Boyle man Derek Caldbeck is set to take up his new brief as Acting Head of Finance and Housing as well as Information and Communication Technology.

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Boyle Community Games

The first event on our calendar for 2016 is the Table Quiz, Friday, 5th February at 7.30pm in the Resource Centre, Boyle. Participants must live in Boyle Parish and be aged under 14 (over 10) on 31st July 2016. Entry Fee: €2. It is an individual event with the 4 highest scorers going on to form a team to represent Boyle in the County Final later.
Boyle has had great success over the last number of years winning Bronze, Silver and Gold at the National Finals. We would encourage any young person who is interested in general knowledge to come along and try out for the team.
Any enquiries to Catherine Carr 087 661 4651 or Noel Scally 087 222 8466

Stewarts 24 Hour Filling Stations

Stewarts 24 Hour Filling Stations

General Election 2016 (Newstalk 106-108fm)


Constituency Profile: Roscommon-Galway
• Quick facts: 3-seater, sitting TDs: Frank Feighan, Michael Fitzmaurice, Denis Naughten
• Population: 84,586
• 2011 poll topper (Roscommon/South Leitrim): Denis Naughten
• 2014 by-election poll topper (Roscommon/South Leitrim): Ivan Connaughton, Fianna Fáil (not elected - Independent Michael Fitzmaurice won seat)
• One to watch: Maura Hopkins, Fine Gael

Boyle GAA Club Draw - Win a trip to New York

Boyle GAA Club Draw

1st prize also includes Transfer from the Airport to Hotel, to and from the Match and from the Hotel to the Airport. Tickets are available from Club officials and members

Congratulations Tegan Egan ...

Tegan Egan, daughter of Eileen and PJ Egan, Green Street headed off for Germany and Belgium this Wednesday evening as one of four prize-winning Youth Reach students from Ireland. Tegan wrote; "We were offered a task of our choice, and I knew I wanted my task to be about bullying" "I have been bullied in the past, and also lost a friend to suicide. it's the worst feeling when someone is driven to death and pushed that far to make them hate their life, make them not want to live anymore"
Tegan's thesis is quite a harrowing exposure of what happens "behind closed doors and out of camera view". Parents are well aware that bullying happens even in our small community, and should watch for signs that their own children may be victims.
Tegan wrote "Signs your child is being bullied include when he or she ...
• Loses interest in visiting or talking with friends
• Is afraid of going to school or other activities with peers.
• Begins to do poorly at school
• Appears sad, moody, angry anxious or depressed
• Talks about suicide
• Feels helpless
• Blames themselves for their problems
• Suddenly has fewer friends
• Avoids certain places"