The ‘not to be seen’ Primary Care Centre
Those of us who undertook the tour of the new Primary Care facility in Boyle on Monday last could not but be impressed with the sheer scale of the building. One had to pinch oneself to remember you were in Boyle and not in the middle of a top class medical facility in some larger urban centre. But for some strange reason, we were not allowed to take photographs inside the impressive building. While it is hard to comprehend the rationale behind this decision on what was termed an an “open day”, this website respected the request and did not publish our album of photographs nor did we try to manipulate any pic to get around the request to show the inside of the Centre.
Some of those on the tour referred to the suggestion commented on in this blog a few months back that the new Primary Care in Boyle would be an ideal home for Carrick based NowDoc. This will not happen without the political will and medical authority backing, but it should be investigated. In addition, the provision of x-ray and additional non surgical type treatments could and should take place in the Primary Care Centre – a sort of “local mini hospital” that would take pressure off Sligo and Roscommon hospitals. The Primary Care Centre is a big building and needs to be utilised to it’s maximum potential.
Royal Hotel Public Consultation Report
We should know later this month on what plans Roscommon Co Co have for the former Royal Hotel site in the centre of town. The public consultation report of the site is understood to be currently with management of the local authority. It will then go before the members of the Boyle Municipal District for discussion and finally it will be presented to members of Boyle Town Team for comment. At that stage the documente will be made public. It is logical to assume the Royal will not be a hotel again. But what it must be, is a facility that will bring footfall back into the centre of the town once more.
Time to plan your St. Patrick’s Day Float
With the decorations now firmly packed away and the Christmas Tree in the recycling depot (or the bottom of the garden!), thoughts move to St Patrick’s Day and our annual parade. This year St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Saturday with Monday being the bank holiday. This will make for a long weekend for many. Now is the time to start planning your St. Patrick’s Day float. Our parade is only as good as the floats that participate and if it is to build on the success of other years, then total community involvement is required. More details of the parade will be available shortly.
Flood alleviation around Boyle
The commitment by Roscommon Co Co to alleviate the flooding in Assylinn Graveyard is to be welcomed. It would seem an underground spring is the problem and it is understood work will commence shortly on extensive drainage works to intercept surface-water run-off. While they are in the area, the Council might have a look at another flooding issue nearby. This one is very serious as it is on the main R294 at Mockmoyne outside the home of Willie and Geraldine Dwyer. When heavy rain falls, water cascades down Boirin Cuan and lodges on the roadway. It is only a matter of time before there is an accident there when a car hits the flood. Urgent remedial work is required to fix this problem.
A man boarded an aircraft at London’s Heathrow Airport for New York, and taking his seat as he settled in, he noticed a very beautiful woman boarding the plane.
He realised she was heading straight toward his seat and bingo – she took the seat right beside him.
“Hello”, he blurted out, “Business trip or vacation?”
She turned, smiled enchantingly and said, “Business. I’m going to the annual nymphomaniac convention in the United States.”
He swallowed hard. Here was the most gorgeous woman he had ever seen sitting next to him, and she was going to a meeting for nymphomaniacs !
Struggling to maintain his composure, he calmly asked, “What’s your business role at this convention ?”
“Lecturer,” she responded,” I use my experience to debunk some of the popular myths about sexuality.”
“Really”, he smiled, “what myths are those ?”
“Well,” she explained, “one popular myth is that African-American men are the most well-endowed when, in fact, it’s the Native American Indian who is most likely to possess that trait. Another popular myth is that French men are the best lovers, when actually it is the men of Greek descent. We have also found that the best potential lovers in all categories are the Irish.”
Suddenly the woman became uncomfortable and blushed. “I’m sorry,” she said. “I really shouldn’t be discussing this with you, I don’t even know your name !”
“Tonto,” the man said. “Tonto Papadopoulos, but my friends call me Paddy.”