Articles by Sean O'Dowd


Boyle Camera Club

Agenda – 11th of January 2022 – Meeting   This months meeting will be held on Zoom – Zoom link is https://overstock.zoom.us/j/98137987206?pwd=NDFIMTVIZFdJSXRZbTNrZUUrWnREZz09 Meeting ID: 981 3798 7206 Passcode: 99968522 For instructions on how to join a zoom meeting, see https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-Meeting The…



Kathy EWING R.I.P.

Kathy EWING R.I.P. The death has occurred of Kathy Ewing, Ballisodare Co. Sligo and formerly Corrigeenroe, Boyle, Co. Roscommon, January 2nd 2022, Peacefully surrounded by her loving family, in the wonderful care of all the kind-hearted professionals. Deeply mourned by…


The Saddlers Inn 10th Annual Drive

The Saddlers Inn 10th Annual Drive The Saddlers Inn 10th Annual Tractor (and Lorry) New Years Day Drive was a fun, good-humoured event with the serious purpose of raising funds in aid of Dylan’s Journey. Upwards of 100 vehicles and…




“The Unforgettable Fire”

“The Unforgettable Fire” Read treasured memories, dear to Christy Wynne, our brilliant storyteller, memories of the fire that destroyed  St. Joseph’s Church … and more. Read More >>


Please Support Boyle Traders of the Day

Please Support Boyle Traders of the Day: Ardcarne Garden Centre : Boles of Boyle : Brogans Chemco Pharmacy : Sean Carty Cars : Magees Fashions : Marians Fashions : Open Table Restaurant : Abbey Haven Nursing Home : Tai Chi Chinese : Drumderrig Nursing Home : Carmel’s Skincare & Beauty : Stride-Beyond Coaching : Siobhan Gallagher Coaching : Stewarts Oil : Studio Eleven Yoga…




Pizza Max / The Stairs

Pizza Max / The Stairs • The popular Pizza Max outlet on St. Patrick Street is now under new management. Your quality Pizza and Takeaway menu items and more are available. • The premises formerly trading as “The Stairs”  is…








Greetings to our Boyle emigrés

Greetings to our Boyle emigrés, compiled by Tony Conboy with apologies for errors and omissions … Australia Ciaran Conlon and family/ Paraic Sweeney & Sarah/ Conor Nangle/ Enda, Jacquie and Emer & Glenn O’Callaghan/ Seamie Gallagher/ Damien Keenehan/ Ciaran Keenehan/Clodagh…






James Cox R.I.P.

James Cox R.I.P. The death has occurred of James Cox, Knockroe, Boyle, Co. Roscommon on 16th of December 2021. Funeral arrangements to follow. Higgins and Sons Funeral Directors, Boyle and Ballinameen Read More >>


Close bars, restaurants … and more at 8pm

Close bars, restaurants … and more at 8pm The Cabinet has agreed to implement an 8pm closing time for hospitality and live events, as well as other indoor venues such as cinemas and theatres, to curb the spread of Covid-19…







Bridget Cassidy (nee McHugh) R.I.P.

Bridget Cassidy (nee McHugh) R.I.P. The death has occurred of Bridget Cassidy (nee McHugh), Knockarush, Boyle and formerly Leam, Boyle, Co. Roscommon on 15th of December 2021 in the excellent care of Dr. Mary Butler and exceptional staff of the…



Boyle Christmas Lights

Boyle Christmas Lights Boyle Christmas Lights crew wish to thank the community and businesses of Boyle for helping us meet our target on the Go Fund Me Boyle Christmas Lights or via the Christmas Lights Bank Account. All funds raised…





Plans for €100 electricity credit

Plans for €100 electricity credit Environment Minister Eamon Ryan has said every single household will get €100 taken off their bill, though it might take a couple of months for the reduction to appear on people’s bills as the measure…


Pressure on Sligo University Hospital

Pressure on Sligo University Hospital Sligo University Hospital’s emergency department is again experiencing what it describes as ‘extremely busy’ times with ‘a high number of people attending.’ Read More >>


Eating out in Boyle

Eating out in Boyle Tai Chi Court Restaurant, Bridge Street: Tasty, well-presented starters Crabmeat and Sweetcorn Soup followed by Chilli Ribs



Happy Birthday to realboyle.com

Happy Birthday to realboyle.com On this day: 13th December 2003, realboyle.com was registered as a website. Since then we have been delighted to bring you comments, news local, national and international as well as photographs, video and graphics. We are…


Recent Deaths

Recent Deaths Patrick Brennan R.I.P. Read More >> P.J. Clancy Read More >> Hal Cawley Read More >> Teresa Coghlan Read More >> Annie Jane Egan Read More >>




Please Support Boyle Traders of the Day:

Please Support Boyle Traders of the Day: Open Table Restaurant : Abbey Haven Nursing Home : Ardcarne Garden Centre : Boles of Boyle : Brogans Chemco Pharmacy : Sean Carty Cars : Magees Fashions : Marians Fashions : Stewarts Oil : Studio Eleven Yoga : Tai Chi Chinese : Drumderrig Nursing Home : Carmel’s Skincare & Beauty : Stride-Beyond Coaching : Siobhan Gallagher Coaching…


Tony Conboy “An Oblique View”

Tony Conboy “An Oblique View” Reaching out to you, Tony casts reflections on the life of the late Hal Cawley as well as a sensible, practiced, well-tuned eye on happenings Local, National and International. Read More >>




The good old Irish Breakfast

The good old Irish Breakfast Allegedly, the full Irish breakfast was created for farm workers so they would be hunger-satisfied and ready for a full day’s work. Traditionally, the most common ingredients are bacon rashers, pork sausages, fried eggs (or…



Hal (Michael) Cawley R.I.P.

Hal (Michael) Cawley R.I.P. Hal Cawley with Johnny Giles April 2016 The death has occurred of Hal (Michael) Cawley, Carrickmore, Boyle, Co. Roscommon on the 9th of December 2021 only son of Tom and Mae Cawley survived by his relatives and…


Loftus Medical Centre

Loftus Medical Centre: Covid 19 Booster Clinic for ages 17 and over on Friday 10th December … 9am & 12pm and also 2 to 5pm for patients of the practice who are immunosuppressed. • Please wear warm clothes, bring a…




Lady required …

Lady required … Lady required NOW to clean and hoover a private house for Christmas, with the possibility of monthly thereafter. Please text 087 253 1743





Annie Jane Egan R.I.P. Funeral Arrangements

Annie Jane Egan R.I.P. Funeral Arrangements Annie’s funeral will be held privately for family only. Her Funeral cortège will leave the family home on the 9th December at 11:45am, to arrive at Saint Joseph’s Parish Church, Boyle at 12:00 noon…





Storm Barra

Weather TODAY – TUESDAY 7TH DECEMBER: Storm Barra will bring severe and damaging wind gusts today. The winds will be strongest on exposed coastal areas. Gale to storm force southeast winds will veer west and later northwest in direction. Heavy…


SVP Annual Appeal 2021

SVP Annual Appeal 2021 Today in Ireland, for too many people, it can still just take one small problem to tip someone into crisis and poverty. It can be an unexpected illness or unexpected bills. However, we know that a…



Sad Sad News …

Sad, Sad News … Annie Egan R.I.P., Woodenbridge Road, has died. Annie would have been 98 in next July 1st. I regarded Annie, and the Egan family as special friends of mine for many years. “Peacefully at her residence surrounded…


Oh what a wonderful concert …

Oh, what a wonderful concert … Bernadine Casserly accompanied on piano by Anne Kielty Proof of Covid Immunity and ID were produced and masks were worn throughout the performance by the social-distanced audience. Well deserved standing ovations followed a joyous…





Eugene Kearns R.I.P.

Eugene Kearns R.I.P. The death has occurred of Eugene Kearns, Grange, Boyle, Co. Roscommon on 2nd of December 2021. Pre-deceased by his father Bernard and mother Kathleen. Deeply regretted by his loving sisters Mary and Philomena, his brothers Michael, Bernard,…






Ann Wrote:

Ann Wrote: “Limited places in the following classes: Maths LC Higher Maths LC Ordinary Maths JC Higher Biology LC Higher Venue Boyle town … excellent result record Please call me on 086 877 0252″



Please Support Boyle Traders of the Day:

Please Support Boyle Traders of the Day: Magees Fashions : Marians Fashions : Open Table Restaurant : Abbey Haven Nursing Home : Ardcarne Garden Centre : Boles of Boyle : Brogans Chemco Pharmacy : Stride-Beyond Coaching : Siobhan Gallagher Coaching : Stewarts Oil : Studio Eleven Yoga : Tai Chi Chinese : Drumderrig Nursing Home : Carmel’s Skincare & Beauty :





Drink driving at Christmas and New Year

Drink driving at Christmas and New Year RSA and An Garda Síochána highlight life-changing impact of drink driving at Christmas and New Year in road safety appeal • 83 fatalities and 709 serious injuries in Christmas / New Year period…









ONESONIC

ONESONIC make an appearance on the Late Late Toy Show • Great night 26th November, on the RTE Toy Show, not least for Ireland’s only audio technology brand, ONESONIC, which of course was founded by Boyle native, David Cawley! •…





A thought for Christmas 2021

A thought for Christmas 2021 Most everything you will need is available from traders in the Boyle area … except a very wide range of toys and musical instruments (or am I wrong?) graphic © realboyle





Boyle Christmas Lights 2021

Boyle Christmas Lights Dear Friends, As Christmas is fast approaching, we are making every effort to ensure Boyle Town will be looking its brightest and best again this year. Our team of volunteers have already spent long hours erecting the…


Team Hope Shoebox Appeal

Team Hope Shoebox Appeal TEAM HOPE is an Irish charity that sends thousands of gift-filled shoeboxes to deprived children in Africa and Eastern Europe. Ardcarne Garden Centre has undertaken to be the Co. Roscommon hub for the shoebox appeal. So…