Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Update 3rd February

First posters, Election 2016

Eddie Conroy

At lunchtime Wednesday 3rd February, candidate Eddie Conroy and team were busy erecting the first election posters for Election 2016 in Boyle
• An interesting sub-text to this photo might suggest "Prepare for a Turnaround" "Round and round we go again" "Merry-go-round" and implications/innuendo of your choice.

Ciaran Emmett Sessions

View the full poster [here...]

Brogans Pharmacy on Facebook

Please LIKE Brogans totalhealth Pharmacy page on Facebook. It was set up just yesterday evening and is quicly pushing towards 200 'Likes'

General Election 2016

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has sought the dissolution of Dáil Éireann, with Election 2016 to be held on 26 February.

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"No Canvassing"

Snippets from this week's Roscommon Herald
For full details and articles, buy your copy of the Roscommon Herald
• In A(Musing) Mood: "So Barbie has curves ..."
• Contracts signed for major works on N61 near Boyle (Rathallen and Treanagry)
• "Frenchpark junction to be tackled" works to begin soon
• Marc has "The voice" of Ireland. Marc Egan's successful appearance on "The Voice"
• Naughten accused of being ready to 'rejoin FG'
• Ardcarne Remembers 1913-1923 with commemorative weekend
• I will continue to be a Fine Gael candidate Hopkins tells council
• John Mulligan "Of almost 19,000 jobs created by IDA last year - Roscommon got two"
• Tender details for Catering Licence at King House [view here...]
• Positions for Temporary & Part-Time Tour Guides at King House, Boyle [view here...]


The death has occurred of Mary MOLLOY (née Tansey) Derryknockeran, Cloonloo, Boyle, Sligo, Peacefully in the loving care of Drumderrig Nursing Home, Boyle. Predeceased by her husband John. Sadly missed by her loving daughter Mary, family and friends.
Rest in Peace
Reposing at Mahon's Funeral Home, Boyle Thursday from 11am until 12 noon. Removal to St.Joseph's Church, Cloonloo for Mass of Christian burial at 1pm. Funeral afterwards to Templeronan Cemetery.

Boyle Chamber Lotto Results Monday February 1st

Numbers drawn: 3, 18, 27, 30
Match Three winners: M. Tiernan, P. Langan, B. Whelan, T. McDermott
Jackpot winner: None
Thank you to all who support the draw
Next draw Monday February 8th at 11.00pm in Creighton’s Bar. Lotto Jackpot €14,760

Sharon Tighe - digital conference speaker

Sharon Tighephoto © realboyle

Sharon Tighe, (Carrick Road, Boyle), will be one of the speakers at a digital conference this Thursday in the RDS ... Swipe Summit in association with The Sunday Business Post, a digital strategy summit with international speakers taking about how digital is changing our lives every day. Sharon is part of the track discussing creating great content & particularly how to deliver it at the right time to online communities.
• Sharon is a Marketing, Events & Community Manager. As community manager with eumom, Sharon co-ordinates the online journey of over 300,000 registered eumom members. Ireland’s largest parenting community, eumom have an active online presence in forums, expert-led articles, email marketing and social media, as well as numerous offline touch points. Currently optimising the social strategy at eumom, Sharon is also instrumental in campaign planning on the site for well-known brands such as Johnson & Johnson & Bord Gáis Energy

MK Financial

MK Financial

"A terrible beauty is born"

The past is wildly unpredictable. The memory of the Easter Rising, the week-long rebellion in Dublin whose centenary is being marked this year, has long been haunted by an anxious question: is it over yet?
• The terrible beauty of the Easter Rising remains alive today. "All changed, changed utterly: A terrible beauty is born." (W.B.yeats)

Tidy Towns & Amenity Grants Scheme 2016
Roscommon County Council is currently accepting applications under the Tidy Towns & Amenity Grants Scheme 2016. Applications will be accepted from: - Tidy Towns Associations, Local Development Groups, Sub-Aqua Groups

Ardcarne plantsplus Garden Centres

• FREE Pruning demonstration at Ardcarne Garden Centre Boyle & Roscommon Town, Saturday 13th February 12 noon – 1pm. Discover the best way to get all your fruit trees, roses and shrubs back into shape.
• FREE Mini Garden Consultations at Ardcarne Garden Centre Boyle on Wednesday mornings in February. Get some expert advice and ideas on how to design your garden. Consultations last 20 mins and must be booked in advance. Tel: 071 966 7091
• Art Classes will begin again at Ardcarne Garden Centre Boyle, with Rebecca O’Connor, on Friday 19th February 10am-12.30 pm. The course will run for 5 weeks and costs €75. Please ring 071 966 7091 to book your place.

ESB Tree Week

ESB Tree Week will take place from 6th – 13th March 2016. A limited number of trees will be made available from the Tree Council of Ireland to Roscommon County Council for distribution to Community Groups and Schools.

Sean Regan R.I.P.

Funeral Arrangements: Reposing at his home on Plunkett Avenue from 12pm-5pm Tuesday 2nd February. Removal to St. Joseph's Church, Boyle arriving at 7pm. Mass of Christian burial on Wednesday 3rd February at 11am followed by burial in Assylinn Cemetery
• May my old friend Sean Rest In Peace.

Valentine's Weekend in Boyle

Boyle Town Team are coordinating a marketing and promotion campaign to highlight any promotions, special offers, events, music, meal deals etc taking place in Boyle over Valentine's Weekend. "So far we have live music in some of the pubs, special menus being offered on various evenings by Boyle restaurants, competitions and special offers being run by some of our shops" The aim is to create a buzz around town that weekend, encouraging local people to come out and support Boyle businesses.

Gaelic Chieftain, shiny and bright

Gaelic Chieftain

A picture may be worth a thousand words ... but not the full story! I took this photo at 1pm Monday 1st February while there was a gale blowing, 'courtesy of storm Henry'

Boyle Courthouse Roof Repairs

P8221052Roof repairs will prevent recurrence of scenes like this in Boyle Courthouse

The Built Heritage Investment Scheme has awarded €4,400 for roof repairs and other works at Boyle Courthouse. While this award is most welcome, it will be but a small amount compared to what will be required to fully repair the Courthouse. Apart from the roof, the interior of the building is in a poor state ... check the photos linked below

Sean Regan R.I.P.

Ruth Brennan wrote: "Heartbroken this morning to hear of the death of my lovely Uncle Sean, he was a great lovely gentleman, thinking of Lynn, Susan,Caroline, Kathleen, Laura, Elissa, Sean, Luke, Roarke, Flynn, my dad & all my Aunties & Uncles & cousins RIP Sean xxx"
• Sean Regan, One of life's true gentlemen, I know his passing will be deeply regretted by his wife Lynn and family May Sean Rest In Peace