Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Update 9th February

Roscommon Herald - John Mulligan

"Resigning, or simply running away" is the header John has attached to his 'Kettle's Boyled' column in this week's Roscommon Herald. "I am dismayed that several aspiring TDs have committed to resigning from government if the Athlone / Monksland issue is not resolved to their satisfaction" "The last thing our county needs is to have all of its TDs sitting on the opposition benches ensuring that they miss out on every opportunity to improve our lot." "We need our TDs sitting on the government benches because that is the only place where decisions are made; opposition TDs have neither influence nor ability to achieve anything at Oireachtas level"

Valentines specials at Clarke's Bar:

Clarke's Valentines SpecialsGraphic © Sean O'Dowd

• Saturday 13th Special Dinner Menu available from 5pm.
• Sunday 14th February Valentine's Day Special Sitting of Sunday lunch from 1pm.
"All customers who dine in Clarke's will be entered into a draw to win lunch for two including a bottle of wine on Mother's Day Sunday March 6th". Call Clarke's on 071 966 2064 to book your table.

Ardcarne plantsplus Garden Centres

Ardcarne Plantsplus

• FREE Pruning demonstration at Ardcarne Garden Centres 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

Fastest 8 year old boy in Ireland


Mairead Supple wrote: Darragh Fahy, son of Sharon Supple and grandchild of Teresa and Bernie Supple, Garrow, Boyle, was crowned recent winner of Ireland's Fastest Feet competition in Athlone on Saturday January 30th. Darragh’s journey began in Dublin, one of four qualifying locations across Ireland, where thousands of children aged 7 and 8 were tested on their maximum speed over 20 metres. Darragh qualified from the Dublin trials in a time of 2.86 seconds. The fastest eight kids from the four locations (Sligo, Belfast, Dublin and Cork) were brought to the state-of-the-art AIT Arena in Athlone, to race-off over 55 meters in front of a packed crowd. Having won in Athlone in a 55 metre straight sprint, Darragh is now Ireland’s fastest 8 year old boy and will now go on to represent Ireland in New York at the prestigious Millrose Games in the Fastest Kid on the Block Competition on February 20th, where he will compete with kids from all over New York.’

New Boyle TM Website

I have been reliably informed that a rejuvenated, up-to-date website for Boyle TM is now ready, and when fully proofed, will be available online. The site will be storehouse for a vast amount of information on Boyle, what is available and feature many photographs of the area and 'the town we love so well'.

Boyle Parochial School Activity Day


Today is Activity Day at Boyle Parochial School. Teachers and pupils will visit a number of venues around town.

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Money for town teams (including Boyle)

Shannonside FM Report: Roscommon County Council is investing 250,000 euro in towns and villages across the county in 2016. It’s hoped the fund, which is being made available through the town teams to each municipal district, will be used for economic and community projects in each areas.

Boles of Boyle

Valentine's Day 2016

Eddie Conroy Press Release

Neighbourhood Watch / Text Alert Meeting: A public meeting will be held on Monday 15th February at 8.30pm in Boyle Enterprise Centre. The purpose of the meeting is to gauge local interest in the formation of a text alert group across the town. All are welcome. Should sufficient support be found we will be working with our Community Garda, Michael Pilkington to establish the group.
• Text Alert enables communities to set up a Group to receive alerts advising them of suspicious or criminal activity in their area. As well as ensuring awareness among users of the service, it can also lead to them reporting suspicious activity to Gardai.
Sending the information by text means that it can be disseminated rapidly to a large amount of people in a cost-effective way.
• For further details contact Derek Dooley 086 051 9471 or Eddie Conroy 087 141 7404

New Skincare/Beauty Business in Boyle

P0003856Carmel's Skincare & Beauty, The Crescent, Boyle

Congratulations and best wishes to Carmel Regan, (Corrigeenroe) who will open her new Skincare and Beauty Salon on The Crescent, Boyle, this coming Wednesday, 10th February. Carmel wrote on her new Facebook page "I am delighted to announce the opening of my new salon 'Carmel's Skincare & Beauty' this Wednesday the 10th of February. I will be looking after all of your skincare and beauty needs. More updates to follow."
• Photos to follow later this week!

Sunday morning on Boyle Canal

Boyle Canal

Boyle GAA Club

"WE NEED YOU! Would you be prepared to give circa 6 Saturday nights per annum (one Saturday night every 10 weeks) to help on our Club Lotto teams? This is our main source of income and our teams need refreshing and augmenting. We seek new helpers from all sectors within the Club--Adult Clubs (Ladies and Men) and the Underage sector. Please give your name to any of the following;- Martin Dolan, Noel Scally, Jim McGrath."

Boyle Country Meats

Boyle Country Meats January30th

Roma Grill is back in business

Roma Grill, Boyle

Lucio is back in business following his 2015 holiday and offering quality takeaway products. Shortly Lucio will add to his extensive menu ... but more about that later.

St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee Meeting

St. Patrick's Day Committee Meeting

The day is fast approaching and the first meeting will be held on Tuesday 9th February at 6pm in Clarkes Bar, St.Patrick Street. We appeal to businesses in Boyle and indeed anyone who would be interested in getting involved in the organisation of the Parade to come along on Tuesday 9th, in particular, Cafes, Restaurants and Bars, as they are the main beneficiaries of the event. The Parade has drawn great crowds to the town over the last number of years and we are hoping this year will be even bigger than before.

Tony Conboy "An Oblique View"


A scan through this week's article headers justifiable say "Must Read" ...
Roscommon 1.9 Monaghan 2.10 : Films ... "Spotlight" : Terry Wogan : The U.S. Presidential Election Campaign : ‘Fiscal space’: Sporting Local Connections


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Fall in Love with Boyle Weekend

Patricia Golden wrote: "The residents of Boyle and the surrounding area are in for a treat this February 14th as the town’s business people have been working together to create a Valentine’s weekend to remember in Boyle. From live music to special Valentine’s menus in the town’s restaurants, to a whole range of special offers in stores, Boyle will be the place to “feel the love” all weekend!"

Brogans totalhealth Pharmacy

Brogans Pharmacy Valentines-2016

Credit Union Quiz 2016 Winners - Corrigeenroe NS



Congratulations to Corrigeenroe School's Junior and Senior quiz teams who came first in their respective categories in the Boyle Credit Union Quiz competition on Sunday last the 31st of January. Both teams now progress to the next round which will be held in the Bush Hotel in Carrick on Shannon on Sunday the 28th of February. The very best of luck to all involved. A huge thank you to the Boyle Credit Union staff and volunteers for hosting an enjoyable and well run evening.

Origin Farmers Market - every Saturday

Farmers Market

Grandparents Day at Grange National School

What a lovely idea, and thank you so much for the photos Maeve


Ireland West Airport, Knock

• New routes 2016: Costa Dorada, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Boston (Charter)
• Book online car Parking from €25 per week

Alzheimers Charity Shop, Boyle

P0003836Front L-R: Mary O'Donohue, Margaret Glazzard, Noeleen Rudden, Maura O'Farrell
Back L-R: Angela Vincent, Deirdre Kelly, Anne Dooley, Eileen O'Dowd,
Agnes Maguire and Mary Melly

Wednesday 4th February: Alzheimers Charity Shop, Bridge Street, Boyle. Volunteers held a very pleasant and enjoyable time in Bruno's on the Crescent, Boyle.
• A framed certificate from Western Alzheimers to the Boyle volunteers read "Thank You. This certificate of appreciation is presented to the volunteers at Western Alzheimers Charity Shop, Boyle, in honour of their hard work which raised €10,467.89 during 2015

Grainne Caldbeck to perform in the musical "Annie"

Grainne Caldbeck

Boyle's Grainne Caldbeck will be one of the star performers in the forthcoming Sligo Musical Society production of "Annie" in the Hawkswell Theatre, Sligo ... Tues 16 - Sat 20 Feb, 8pm, Sat 20 Feb, 2.30pm €20/15 u18s (conc. not available Fri/Sat evening)

Comedy interviews


Roscommon-Galway Candidate Videos on RTE

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Election 2016


Election 2016 posters will come quickly. Keith Suffin is pictured here recommending "Vote No 1 Maura Hopkins".
• realboyle.com will be delighted to feature material from all of the candidates in the Roscommon Galway constituency with a presence in and around Boyle.