Tuesday, 18 September 2012


Hopefully this weeks Blog will get you in the mood for watching Moone Boy on SKY1 HD which is set here in Boyle in 1990
Let's start off with the chart from this week in September 1990

Nightlife in Boyle 1990

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Moone Boy Special

This is our special blog dedicated to Moone Boy,Chris O Dowd's comedy drama set in and filmed on location in Boyle 
Co Roscommon.   We start off with our video of the world premier of Moone Boy which was screened here in Boyle on the eleventh of August.

We were blessed once again with good weather as SKY HD laid on a terrific evenings entertainment in the company of Chris and all the show's cast.

SKY TV Head of  comedy, Lucy Lumsden with the cast of Moone Boy

 Moone Boy is a semi-autobiographical six-parter, adapted from Chris’s 2010 comedy short for Sky’s Little Crackers, based on his experiences growing up in Boyle.
Filmed in Dublin, Co Wicklow, Co Roscommon and Chris’s own hometown of Boyle, Moone Boy follows the adventures of the youngest member of the Moone family.

The Moone Family

A small boy with a big imagination, 11-year-old Martin (David Rawle) is doing his best to survive life with his chaotic family – mum Debra (Deirdre O’Kane), dad Liam (Oscar nominee Peter McDonald) and his loudmouth older sisters Trisha (Aoife Duffin), Fidelma (Clare Monnelly) and Sinead (Sarah White). Luckily for him, he’s got a great friend to rely on for company, Sean Murphy (Chris O’Dowd).

However, Sean isn’t your normal childhood friend, which might have something to do with the fact that he's completely imaginary.
Together, Martin and Sean negotiate the various obstacles of the day-to-day life of an 11-year-old, whether they be his sisters’ unending pranks, school bullies or the pressures of being an altar boy.
Martin isn’t alone in having a pal that only he can see – his school friend Padriac (Ian O’Reilly) has his own made-up mate, ‘legendary wrestler’ Crunchy Danger Haystacks (Johnny Vegas).
Moone Boy also features an unforgettable appearance by British comedy legend Steve Coogan and a variety of animations from the Oscar-nominated studio Cartoon Saloon (The Secret of Kells) as Martin’s regular fantastical daydreams are brought to life through these magical doodles.

Sunday, 2 September 2012



The Royle Family a heartwarming yet genuinely funny
sitcom set in the lounge of a council house in Manchester
was to become a national treasure.
The show consisted mainly of the family watching TV, 
smoking cigarettes, and making cups of tea, 
while Dad broke wind and railed against society.
In the same way Del Boy and Rodney had been Cockney 
heroes of the Eighties, Dave, Denise and the rest were to become Northern champions of the new Millennium.


TOYS 1998

 After Tamagotchi the race was on to create an even more spectacular virtual pet.
Furby the talking gremlin that learned to speak  as it 'grew up' 
was the toddler's choice  for Christmas 1998.
Parents fought each other in the shops  as stocks ran low.

TV 1998

                         "Oh my god! They killed Kenny"

In 1998 the cult cartoon show was South Park created by Matt Stone and Trey Parker. South Park follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.


CHART 1998

 "If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next"
Prophetic words which took the Manic Street 
Preachers  to No1 in September 1998.

                                   No1 September 1998


FILM 1998

Ted was a geek in high school, who was going to go 
to the prom with one of the most popular girls in school, Mary.The prom date never happened, because 
Ted had a very unusual accident. Thirteen years later 
he realizes he is  still in love with Mary, so he hires a 
private investigator to track her down. 
That investigator discovers he too may  be in love with 
Mary, so he gives Ted some false information to keep 
him away from her. But soon Ted finds himself back 
into Mary's life, as we watch one funny scene after another.


Sunday, 26 August 2012


                MUSIC AND MEMORIES OF AUGUST 1994

Welcome to our Memory Radio Blog .This week we look back
at August 1994 when Wet Wet Wet were on their marathon stint 
at No1 and Brit POP Ruled the world



It was Europe's biggest commercial radio station.
Today it is a legend in the world of broadcasting.

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Nice memory montage for 208 fans. Thanks


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 Catriona Mcgrath 
had to be the Black Jack
Memoryradio Boyle

Does your tongue remember the stinger bar?

  Imelda Burke Coleman  
Yea! And my fillings!!!
  Stephanie Mulvihill 
Oh I loved them!

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 "Bringin' On Back The Good Times"


 CHART 1994

TOP 10 AUGUST 1994

-1Wet Wet WetLove Is All Around
-2Let LooseCrazy For You
^3Red Dragon With Brian & Tony GoldCompliments On Your Kiss
-4China BlackSearching
fall5All-4-OneI Swear
^6Youssou N'Dour featuring Neneh Cherry7 Seconds
^7DJ MikoWhat's Up
fall8Warren G & Nate DoggRegulate
^9TinmanEighteen Strings
^10 OasisLive Forever


In 1994, Wet Wet Wet had their biggest hit, a cover version of the Troggs single "Love Is All Around", which was a huge international success and spent fifteen weeks atop the British charts.
This long run at number one was helped by the runaway success of the movie Four Weddings and a funeral. 

The film follows the fortunes of Charles and his friends as they wonder if they will ever find true love and marry. Charles thinks he's found "Miss Right" in Carrie, an American. This British subtle comedy revolves around Charlie, his friends and the four weddings and one funeral which they attend.


 Charlie McGettigan and Paul Harrington are runaway winners, giving Ireland its third victory in a row.


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David Byrne What an amazing song, brings back so many great memories and undoubtedly the greatest eurovision song in history


Putting together this weeks 1994 blog brought back great memories of when I got one of those last minute calls "could you come over with a P.A. for Charlie McGettigan's homecoming here in Drumshanbo" Well we did and had a blast on that magic day   singing along with the Rock'n Roll kid as we celebrated Charlie & Paul's Eurovision victory.I tell you when I think of it I'm always amazed at how many talented people live here in my locality..Dermot.

TV 1994

Echo Island began on RTE Network 2 in 1994 , one of it's presenters was Dara O'Briain and here he is reliving those days
on the Jonathan Ross show.



  Noel Gallagher began working on "Live Forever" in 1991, while working for a building company in his hometown of Manchester. After his foot was crushed by a pipe in an accident, he was given a less-strenuous job working in the storeroom, allowing him more time to write songs. One night, he was listening to The Rolling Stones' album Exile on Main St.; while playing one of his own chord progressions, Gallagher noted that it sounded good against one of the vocal melodies from the album: "It was the bit from "Shine a Light" that goes [sings], "May the good Lord shine a light on you"", Gallagher recalled. Gallagher incorporated the melody, changing the line to "Maybe I don't really want to know".





Not as popular as it was in the 80's but still going strong Smash Hits
had the the pictures of the artists ,bands and the all important lyrics of the top songs.

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  Michael Bermingham 
I bought them weekly back in the 80's along with 'Record Mirror'.Had a tower of them in the bedroom. Alas, 
all gone now over the years.
  Shaun McDermott
Sure do ,used to have the song lyrics printed!
Wasn't Neil Tennant from the Petshopboys
one of the editors

In 1994 everyone was going cross-eyed trying to see pictures hidden in a mosaic of coloured dots.Everyone had a different 
recipe to make the images appear - staring at a point on the wall behind the picture, looking at it through glass, in a mirror, 

But basically you could either see the picture or you couldn't,
which left half the country convinced they had been the victims
of a massive April Fools' joke.


Magic Eye images may be easier to see if viewed on paper rather than a computer screen. If possible, print this image and follow the instructions below. (You don't need to print in color.)
Hold the center of the printed image right up to your nose.
It should be blurry. Focus as though you are looking through the image into the distance. Very slowly move the image away from your face until the two squares above the image turn into three squares. If you see four squares, move the image farther away 
from your face until you see three squares.
If you see one or two squares, start over!
When you clearly see three squares, hold the page still, and the hidden image will magically appear. Once you perceive the hidden image and depth, you can look around the entire 3D image. The longer you look, the clearer the illusion becomes. The farther away you hold the page, the deeper it becomes. Good Luck!

                         Heres What You're supposed to see