Boyle News


Regina Finn (Candon) R.I.P.

Regina Finn (Candon) R.I.P. The untimely death has occurred of Regina Finn (nee Candon), Station Road, Boyle, Co Roscommon, peacefully surrounded by her adoring family after a short illness. Predeceased by her parents Bertie and Winnie and her sister Martina….



Leaving Certificate Irish grinds

Leaving Certificate Irish grinds Leaving Certificate Irish grinds now offered from a graduate of a Gaeilge, English and Media degree for this academic year 2022/2023. The grinds will focus on both Irish papers while also developing skills in listening, and…


Frankie Tarpey R.I.P.

Frankie Tarpey R.I.P. The death has occurred of Richard Francis (Frank) Tarpey, Ashfield, Greatmeadow, Boyle, Co. Roscommon and formerly of Tarpey Travel, Elphin St., Boyle on Saturday 10th September 2022. Peacefully in the exceptional care of the staff of the…


Queen Elizabeth R.I.P.

Queen Elizabeth R.I.P. President Michael D Higgins “Her visit to Ireland in 2011 was pivotal in laying a firm basis for an understanding between Ireland and the United Kingdom.” Taoiseach Micheál Martin “Queen Elizabeth made an enormous contribution to strengthening relations between…


Run Walk n Roll

Run Walk n Roll Damian wrote: After 2 years of going virtual the annual Run Walk n Roll will be back on the streets of Boyle on Sunday the 9th of October. This will be our 27th year raising much-needed…


Kathleen Furey R.I.P.

Kathleen Furey R.I.P. The sudden death has occurred of Kathleen Furey (nee Snee) at her residence, 6 Tobar Phadraig, Boyle, Co.Roscommon on Saturday 3rd of September. Predeceased by her parents Paddy and Bridie Snee, Carrowcrory, Ballinafad. Kathleen will be dearly…



Mary Leonard R.I.P.

Mary Leonard R.I.P. The death has occurred of Mary Leonard, St. Patrick Street, Boyle, on the 2nd of September 2022, peacefully in the tender care of the dedicated staff of the North West Hospice,Sligo. Former employee of P&T, Dublin Co….


Rose Marie Carty (nee O’Gara) R.I.P.

Rose Marie Carty (nee O’Gara) The death has occurred of Rose Marie Carty (nee O’Gara), St Patrick Street, Boyle on the 20th of August peacefully at Sligo University Hospital. Predeceased by her father Patrick and mother Nora. Rose Marie will…



Rose Marie Carty (nee O’Gara) R.I.P.

Rose Marie Carty (nee O’Gara) The death has occurred of Rose Marie Carty (nee O’Gara), St Patrick Street, Boyle on the 20th of August peacefully at Sligo University Hospital. Predeceased by her father Patrick and mother Nora. Rose Marie will…



John Costello – Thursday Folk Club

John Costello – Thursday Folk Club John Costello, will perform in his own inimitable style in Dodd’s, The Crescent, Boyle. This will be the inaugural 1st Thursday Folk Club event. All welcome! We will kick-off at 9.30 sharp, Thursday 1st…


Patrick (Padraig) Walsh R.I.P.

Patrick (Padraig) Walsh R.I.P. Patrick (Padraig) Walsh, Mounteagle, Cootehall, Boyle, Co. Roscommon, August 16th, 2022, peacefully, surrounded by his devoted family and in the tender care of the staff at Roscommon University Hospital, former employee of Roscommon Co. Council. Predeceased…



Boyle Summer Show 2022

Boyle Summer Show 2022 The weather held for the afternoon and a great Boyle Summer Show. Full marks to the organising committee … View Photos >>


Dr. Kieran O’Connor Lecture in Ardcarne Church

Dr. Kieran O’Connor Lecture in Ardcarne Church Saturday 13th August: Dr. Kieran O’Connor delivered a most interesting and informative lecture “The Archaeology of Ardcarne” Before the lecture, presentations were made to Dr. O’Connor and Cllr Tom Crosby Cathaoirleach Roscommon Co…


The Grehan Sisters – Plaque Unveiling

The Grehan Sisters – Plaque Unveiling On a gloriously sunny afternoon Saturday 13th August 2022, Francie, Fiona and Helen unveiled the Bronze plaque honouring the Grehan Sisters. in front of a large attendance. M.C. Tony Conboy introduced committee chairman Frank…



Retail Excellence 2022 Awards

Retail Excellence 2022 Awards Ardcarne Garden Centre, based in Roscommon Town and Boyle, has been named in Top 100 Stores in Ireland by Retail Excellence, the largest retail industry representative organisation in Ireland.


King House Connaught Rangers Rooms

King House Connaught Rangers Rooms The Connaught Rangers Exhibition was moved to two rooms upstairs in King House. We have been informed that some items from the original, larger exhibition space are missing and that there has been damage to…


Croagh Patrick – Reek Sunday

Croagh Patrick – Reek Sunday Reek Sunday, the annual pilgrimage to the summit of Croagh Patrick traditionally held on the last Sunday of July, returns to normal today for the first time since 2019. Thousands of pilgrims are expected to…



Drumhierny Woodland Lodges

Drumhierny Woodland Lodges I spent this morning (26th July) in a gorgeous new woodland retreat just 1 mile from Leitrim Village. While there I was delighted to take some photos and meet up with staff members Michelle, Tarah (with an…


A different “Summer” Sunday 24th July !!!

A different “Summer” Sunday 24th July !!! • A traffic tailback the entire length from St. Patrick Street to Mockmoyle. • Diesel €1.75.8 and Petrol €1.75.8 at Applegreen • A tent made up of umbrellas • The Eco boat at…




Margaret Casey R.I.P. The death has occurred of Margaret Casey, 29 Plunkett Ave, Station Road, Boyle, Co.Roscommon suddenly on the 20th of July 2022 at Sligo University Hospital. Sadly missed by her loving husband Michael, sons Kevin, Michael (Sam), Gerald…


Dorothy Higgins R.I.P.

Dorothy Higgins R.I.P. The death has occurred of Dorothy Higgins, No 3 Riverside, Avondale, Abbeytown, Boyle, Co.Roscommon, peacefully in Roscommon University Hospital on Tuesday 19th of July. Predeceased by her father Michael and mother Louise her brothers Martin and Frankie,…


Mike Castle wrote

Mike Castle wrote “Clive & I were over once again this year, after a two year absence due to Covid. As you know, The Mitchells have very sadly put Abbey House up for sale, and if we are realistic, this…


Boyle Arts Festival 2022 – Opening

Boyle Arts Festival 2022 – Opening Thursday 14th July: Boyle Arts Festival 2022 was launched by Hilary Beirne (Boyle & New York) Pictured are this year’s organising committee with Hilary Beirne on the grounds of King House. Pictured are L-R…


Boyle Darkness Into Light cheque presentation

Boyle Darkness Into Light cheque presentation Boyle Darkness Into Light committee presented a cheque for €10,002.54 to Gerard Tiernan for Pieta. The money was raised from the Darkness Into Light event in May 2022. Committee members present were Melissa Doohan,…


The death has occurred of Michael Mulrennan

The death has occurred of Michael Mulrennan Elphin, Roscommon / Boyle, Roscommon, (25 Windmill Park, Elphin) Formerly of Marian Road, Boyle. 11th July, 2022, peacefully, at home. Predeceased by his parents Patrick and Margaret. Sadly missed by his loving children…


Shane O’Dowd R.I.P.

Shane O’Dowd R.I.P. As a mark of respect in memory of the late Shane O’Dowd (brother of our colleague Michael O’Dowd) the offices of O’Dowd Solicitors LLP will be closed on Friday 15th July 2022 The death has occurred of…


Minister Frank Feighan T.D.

Minister Frank Feighan T.D. Funding of €30,000 to support Co. Roscommon agricultural shows Funding of up to €6,000 is being provided to each show to support them in meeting the costs of putting the shows together – on the back…


Michael Candon R.I.P.

Michael Candon R.I.P. The death has occurred of Michael Candon, Grangebeg, Boyle, Co. Roscommon on 8th of July 2022 peacefully in the loving care of the North West Hospice Sligo. Deeply regretted by his sisters Mary-Leslie and Elizabeth, brother James,…


Dog licences

Dog licences THE DOG WARDEN WILL BE CHECKING DOG LICENCES IN BOYLE & surrounding areas from 1st – 31st July 2022 A dog licence can be bought at the post office or via http://licences.ie 1 licence €20 Lifetime licence €140…


Roscommon Co Council Local Area Plans

Roscommon Co Council Local Area Plans Roscommon County Council intends to commence its review of the existing Roscommon Town Local Area Plan 2014 – 2020 and Boyle Local Area Plan 2015-2021 to prepare a new Local Area Plan for both…


Boyle Arts Festival 2022

Boyle Arts Festival 2022 The 2022 Exhibition will feature 140 Artists in different media, concentrating on painting, sculpture, drawing and photography including: Robert Ballagh, John Behan, Diarmuid Breen, Michael Canning, Sian Costello, Stephen Doyle, Mollie Douthit, Alan Freney, Martin Gale,…


Boyle Celtic AGM 2022

Boyle Celtic AGM 2022 The AGM will be held in the clubhouse on Monday 18th July @ 8.30 pm Due to Covid numbers resurgence, we cannot accommodate the maximum capacity, so we ask that anyone wishing to attend, please contact…


Funday in Lough Key Forest Park

Funday in Lough Key Forest Park Saturday 2nd July: Following a ‘summer shower’, the sun shone brightly as hundreds enjoyed fun and spectacle in Lough Key Forest Park. View Photos >>


Michael Dockery ceremony of remembrance

Michael Dockery ceremony of remembrance There was a ceremony of remembrance on the grounds of the Plunkett Home on Saturday 2nd July at 1pm honouring Brigadier Michael Dockery shot dead close to this location on July 2nd 1920. Relations of Dockery…



Michael Dockery shot dead in Boyle.

Michael Dockery shot dead in Boyle. There will be a ceremony of remembrance on the grounds of the Plunkett Home on Saturday 2nd July at 1pm. Brigadier Michael Dockery commanded the Pro-Treaty Troops in the Workhouse, Boyle (The Plunkett Home…


Center Parcs – June 2022

Center Parcs, June 2022 Center Parcs Longford Forest Holiday Resort is located a few miles from Ballymahon, Co. Longford. We thoroughly enjoyed an end-of-June family holiday there. Grandparents, Parents and Grandchildren agreed that Center Parcs Longford Forest is a magical…





Reprise from May 2014

Reprise from May 2014 Some photos are worth repeating. I set up this still life photo on a small table using two black t-shirts – one on the table and the other behind the objects. Info: 14-54mm Zuiko Kit Lens…




Boyle Arts Festival – Open Art Exhibition

Boyle Arts Festival – Open Art Exhibition Boyle Arts Festival is back in full swing again this year and we are delighted to say that the very popular Open Art Exhibition is going ahead once again. This exhibition is extremely…


Coffee Concert with Lenny Chen

Coffee Concert with Lenny Chen Boyle Arts Festival is delighted to present Lenny Chen in concert at King House on Saturday, July 16th at 11am. Admission includes coffee and tickets are available now on www.boylearts.com or by following this link…


Food Fusion open Wednesday-Sunday for Takeaway/Delivery

Food Fusion open Wednesday-Sunday for Takeaway/Delivery A welcome addition to our Boyle restaurant listings comes the news that ‘Food Fusion’, authentic Indian Restaurant  Takeaway / Delivery is open for Asian Food Takeaways and Delivery, 5pm to 10pm Wednesday through Sunday…





Boyle Arts Festival – GoFundMe Page

Boyle Arts Festival – GoFundMe Page Boyle Arts Festival will return on the 14th of July with a full Festival programme. Headline events can be viewed at www.boylearts.com., and tickets can be purchased and are already selling quickly. The success…



Reprise from May 2014

Reprise from May 2014 Some photos are worth repeating. I set up this still life photo on a small table using two black t-shirts – one on the table and the other behind the objects. Info: 14-54mm Zuiko Kit Lens…



Parochial School, Boyle – teachers

Parochial School, Boyle – teachers Parochial School, Boyle … my neighbours on Military Road, Boyle – Daphne Barden, Mary Carty, Mardette Lynch, Sarah Rice The background image is the school’s beautiful wall mural by Friz   __________________________________________


King House, Boyle / Connaught Rangers

King House, Boyle / Connaught Rangers “We are currently upgrading the Connaught Rangers Exhibition ‘The Devils Own’ with new installations. It is planned the exhibition should be ready by early May. We are really looking forward to this and thank…


Visual Arts at Boyle Arts Festival 2022

Visual Arts at Boyle Arts Festival 2022 By Brendan McGee The Boyle Arts Festival and Visual Arts Exhibition will be officially opened by Hilary Beirne in King House on Thursday July 14th at 8pm. The evening will be celebrated with…



The Mulligan Sisters in Concert

The Mulligan Sisters in Concert The Mulligan Sisters, Mary, and Aideen with their piano accompanist Pádhraic Ó Cúinneagáin sang and played to a full house audience in beautiful King House on Saturday 28th May 2022. During the interval, local lady…


Picnic In The Courtyard

Picnic In The Courtyard The sun shone and hundreds enjoyed the Discover Boyle, (Una Bhan) well-planned Picnic In The Courtyard. Patrons thoroughly enjoyed two quite different live music performances as well as onsite food stalls. Cathal Roche’s Jazz “Postcards From…



Sheerin’s Drapery, St. Patrick Street, Boyle

Sheerin’s Drapery, St. Patrick Street, Boyle Sheerin’s Drapery on St. Patrick Street will close for the last time this coming weekend, Friday/Saturday 13th/14th May.  Following many years of trusted service, Geraldine has decided to retire from business. For 17 years…


Mary Ryan R.I.P.

Mary Ryan R.I.P. Mary Ryan R.I.P. Died peacefully on her 91st birthday, after a short illness, at the Northwest Hospice, Sligo. Predeceased by her beloved husband Paddy (Ryans Pharmacy), parents Jack and Jane, brother John, sisters-in-law Claire Cronin, Agnes Ryan,…


Martin Higgins R.I.P.

Martin Higgins R.I.P. The death has occurred of Martin Higgins, 90 years old, former Ambulance Driver and Funeral Director, 29 Marian Road, Boyle, Co. Roscommon on the 18th of May 2022 peacefully at his home. Predeceased by his loving wife…


Follow The Tune – King House

Follow The Tune – King House Wednesday May 18th to Saturday May 21st in King House, Boyle. Presented by Artscope Follow the Tune will follow and present the cultural footprint of the music and song of the area of North…



Mary McDonagh (née Egan) R.I.P.

Mary McDonagh (née Egan) R.I.P. MaryMcDonagh (née Egan), Portmarnock and formerly of Boyle, Co. Roscommon. 6th May 2022. Peacefully, in the care of Beaumont Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of Jim. Very sadly missed by her loving…


John Fry R.I.P.

John Fry R.I.P. John’s funeral will arrive at The Church of Ireland, Green Street, Boyle, for Funeral Service on Thursday, 5th May, at 12 noon. A private cremation will take place thereafter. May He Rest In Eternal Peace


Follow The Tune – King House

Follow The Tune – King House Wednesday May 18th to Saturday May 21st in King House, Boyle, Co Roscommon Presented by Artscope Follow the Tune will follow and present the cultural footprint of the music and song of the area…


Boyle Arts Festival 2022

Tickets for Boyle Arts Festival on sale from May 3rd. By Brendan McGee Tickets for a selection of the main events at Boyle Arts Festival 2022 go on sale from Tuesday May 3rd at 10am. They can only be purchased…


Renovation works at Boyle Garda station

Renovation works at Boyle Garda station Renovation works at Boyle Garda station are due to commence on Monday 28th March 2022. It is expected that these works will be completed in approximately 12 weeks. • As a result a temporary…


Abbey Haven Care Centre & Nursing Home Limited

Abbey Haven Care Centre & Nursing Home Limited   Full-Time Position Vacant   Experienced Health Care Assistants (QQI Level 5) Applicants must have QQI level 5 qualification in Healthcare Support   To Apply: Send Curriculum Vitae with Covering letter. (No telephone calls) to,…


Happy 90th Birthday Patsy Quinn

Happy 90th Birthday Patsy Quinn 16th March 1932, Boyle resident Patrick V. Quinn was born. Patsy was and is a man ahead of his time and did more for Boyle than most during his 90 years. His Nire factory on…


Maureen Buckley R.I.P.

Maureen Buckley R.I.P. The death has occurred of Maureen Buckley (nee McGlynn) Southgate, London, and formerly Ballinultha, Boyle on Feb 28th 2022. Predeceased by her husband Tom and her son Adrian, her brothers Padraig, Eamon, Michael, and sister Philomena Finn….


Rosemary White R.I.P.

Rosemary White R.I.P. The death has occurred of Rosemary White, Hendra, Leam, Boyle, Co.Roscommon peacefully at her home Saturday the 26th of February 2022. Deeply regretted by her loving sons Tristan and Kelvin. Rosemary’s remains will leave Higgins and Sons…



Rising star Lennie Chen

Rising star Lennie Chen Lenny Chen from Boyle is achieving Royal Irish Academy of Music (RIAM) awards as a pianist of exceptional ability, following his recent performances in Dublin. Lennie is son of Lennie Chen and Jamie Jin, Mill Road,…



A favourite sculpture

A favourite sculpture This beautiful crucifixion sculpture graced the new St. Joseph’s Church sanctuary for a short while.  Together with the green-poled globe lights, it was removed. The sculpture was located in the Convent of Mercy’s Chapel for a time…


Energy Prices to soar

Energy Prices to soar An “astronomical” increase in the cost of domestic energy announced by one of the State’s leading providers will be replicated by other companies, consumers have been warned. The Government expressed “strong concern” at the move by Bord…


Mary Anne ‘MIMI’ Scheib-Hatfield R.I.P.

Mary Anne ‘MIMI’ Scheib-Hatfield R.I.P. The death has occurred of Mary Anne ‘MIMI’ Scheib-Hatfield, peacefully, at her home in Corrigeenroe, Co. Roscommon, March 7th 2022, formerly of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Rathmines, Dublin, in the loving care of the wonderful Roscommon…


Cloonloo N.S. Green School Day of Action

Cloonloo N.S. Green School Day of Action On Tuesday 22nd of February Cloonloo N.S, held our Green School Day of Action. It was Fair Trade Fortnight from the 21st February to the 6th March so we had a Global Citizenship…