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Ardcarne Garden Centres

Ardcarne Garden Centres Ardcarne Garden Centre teams in both Boyle and Roscommon town have been working hard to create these inspiring plant displays, bringing together lots of different colour themes and also plants to support pollinating insects 👉 Choose your favourites!…

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Brogan’s Chemco Pharmacy, Shop Street, Boyle

Brogan’s Chemco Pharmacy, Shop Street, Boyle Boyle Staff (L-R) Donna Naughton, Mairead McKeon, Megan McKeon, Helena Casey, Trudy Lavin, Edwina Kilcoyne, Mary Early, Aine Noone, Danni McLoughlin, Laura Moran, Ann O’Donnell. Brogan’s Pharmacy Boyle has joined forces with Irish owned Chemco…




CRA / King House / Roscommon CoCo U-turn

The bodies concerned with the Connaught Rangers Remembrance Room FREE exhibition in King House appear to accept that the current location of the CRA exhibition will be vacated – as flagged previously on www.realboyle.com • We are in possession of…


Tony Conboy “An Oblique View”

Tony Conboy “An Oblique View” I am delighted to have the latest of Tony Conboy’s “An Oblique View” for you. As always, Tony casts a practiced, well-tuned eye on happenings Local, National and International. Read More >>




Boyle Celtic in Cup Final

Boyle Celtic in Cup Final Boyle Celtic have reached their first final already, under the stewardship of new manager Jake McCrann. They will play the RDFL 50th Anniversary Cup final on Sunday 1st August at 2pm in Lecarrow. The opponents…



Veronica McDermott (née Casey) R.I.P.

Veronica McDermott (née Casey) R.I.P. The death has occurred of Veronica McDermott (née Casey), Derrymaquirk, Boyle, Peacefully, after an illness borne with great dignity at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Predeceased by her parents John and Hilda, her…




Patsy Brennan R.I.P.

Patsy Brennan R.I.P. John Patrick (Patsy) Brennan (The Crescent, Boyle, Co. Roscommon and ex. Roscommon Herald) – July 26, 2021. In his 90th year. Peacefully, surrounded by his family, in the loving care of the staff at Roscommon University Hospital….


RosFM – visit to McGahern Barracks

RosFM – visit to McGahern Barracks This Tuesday’s Summertime Mix between 4 & 5PM on RosFM, the volunteer-led community radio station broadcasting around the world on www.rosfm.ie focuses on the life and works of John McGahern with a visit to the newly…



Sweet Rockingham

Sweet Rockingham Realboyle.com © Photo: Cormac Callery, Grainne Caldbeck “Sweet Rockingham” tearful and memorable. Lyrics by Cormac Callery, Music by Donal O’Connor, Recording by Paul Gurney, and vocals by Grainne Caldbeck The CD will be available at Taylors Jewellers and…


Eating Out in Boyle – An Craoibhín

Eating Out in Boyle – An Craoibhín “We are delighted to announce we will be re-opening on Monday morning at 9am and cannot wait to see you all again We will be open Monday to Saturday 9am to 4pm each…


Indoor Dining in Boyle – Tai Chi

Indoor Dining in Boyle – Tai Chi It is so great that indoor dining is returning to restaurants in Boyle. This evening I chose the Beef Chow Mein with Honey Chilli Sauce at Tai Chi Chinese, Bridge Street … Yum…


Seamus Drury R.I.P.

Seamus Drury R.I.P. Seamus Drury (formerly of An Garda Síochána), Kilpatrick, Ballinea, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath and formerly of Ardsoran, Lisserlough, Boyle, Co. Sligo, 7th August 2021; Peacefully, in the loving care of the staff in Raheny House Nursing Home, Raheny,…



Sports Equipment for North Roscommon Clubs

Sports Equipment for North Roscommon Clubs The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin, T.D, and the Minister of State for Sport and the Gaeltacht, Jack Chambers, T.D., today (6 August) announced  €16.6 million in equipment…


August Spectacular “At the Abbey”

August Spectacular “At the Abbey” At the Abbey, Saturday 14th August from 9.30pm Booking opens Wed 11th August at Noon Roscommon County Council Arts Office in association with Boyle Arts Festival, the OPW and Heritage Week 2021 will host “At…


Radio Garden App

Radio Garden App Radio Garden allows you to listen to over 25,000 thousand live radio stations world wide by rotating the globe. Every green dot represents a city or town. Tap on it to tune into the radio stations broadcasting…


John Brady – Atlantic Studios

John Brady – Atlantic Studios John Brady, formerly from Main Street, Boyle, owns Danú Media, a Galway-based TV and FİLM company that is developing a large-scale world-class TV and FİLM Studio, Atlantic Studios, at the former Galway Airport site. A…


Boyle Arts Festival 2021 “Crossings”, King House

Boyle Arts Festival 2021 “Crossings”, King House King House will, as always, house the centrepiece of Boyle Arts Festival – the Visual Exhibition. Curated by Paul McKenna, this year’s theme is “Crossings”, which will bring together leading artists from across…






€7million Fund to enhance streetscapes & shopfronts

Press Release Minister Frank Feighan TD 4/8/2021   Feighan encourages local communities to consider new €7million Fund to enhance streetscapes & shopfronts in their rural towns and villages Projects to include upgrade to building facades, artwork, murals, lighting, street furniture…


Sraith na Búille

Sraith na Búille Online Music Premiere for Boyle Arts Festival 14th August 2021 Dr Ryan Molloy is the first recipient of the King House Piano Commission 2020/21, marking the first in a series of music commissions by Roscommon County Council….


Boyle Arts Festival 2021

Visual Arts at Boyle Arts Festival 2021 By Brendan McGee Thursday, August 5th to  Saturday August 14th Tickets for Boyle Arts Festival 2021 will go on sale from  Thursday morning, July 29th at 10am. Art is a powerful form of…


Tickets for Boyle Arts Festival

Tickets for Boyle Arts Festival on sale from Thursday, July 22nd. Tickets for Boyle Arts Festival 2021 will go on sale from this Thursday morning, July 22nd at 10am.   They can only be purchased online at www.boylearts.com and tickets…



Only one medal for Jadotville soldiers

Only one medal for Jadotville soldiers Veterans and their families are expressing deep disappointment at today’s report. Just one Irish Army officer who was involved in the Siege of Jadotville in the Congo 60 years ago has been recommended for…


Jobs Available – Simpson’s Property Care

Jobs Available OFFICE STAFF NEEDED Office staff to do 20 hours a week. Hours can be done to suit people with kids. Based on St. Patrick Street, Boyle. Duties to include bookkeeping, job allocations. MAINTENANCE PERSON x 2 Maintenance person…


Tony Conboy “An Oblique View”

Tony Conboy “An Oblique View” I am delighted to have the latest of Tony Conboy’s “An Oblique View” for you. As always, Tony casts a practiced, well-tuned eye on happenings Local, National and International. Read More >>



Please Donate to Linda Fitzpatrick Fund

Please Donate A life we all loved. Linda died suddenly at her residence on Monday 5th April 2021. All funds raised will go directly to Irish Skin Foundation. IDONATE.IE Please Support In Memory of Linda Fitzpatrick on www.iDonate.ie Please Donate Here >>


Carrowreagh Childhood

CARROWREAGH CHILDHOOD A new book by HARRY KEANEY For further information, images or to arrange author interview, contact 087 956 5613 or email carrowreagh123@gmail.com On the 29th of June this year, Sligo native Harry Keaney completed four decades working as…


Boyle Arts Festival – lineup 2021

Boyle Arts Festival By Brendan McGee With less than five weeks to go, the line-up for Boyle Arts Festival 2021 is almost complete and the official programme will be launched in just a few weeks time. This year’s Festival will…



Boyle Arts Festival 2021

Boyle Arts Festival 2021 By Brendan McGee Well, they promised that they would be back this year and they are keeping that promise! The Boyle Arts Festival committee is delighted to announce that BAF 2021 will take place from Thursday,…


FRAUD – 083 NUMBERS AND VOICEMAILS

FRAUD – 083 NUMBERS AND VOICEMAILS A number of calls were received at Boyle Garda Station from concerned members of the public who had received phone calls allegedly from numbers starting with the following digits of 087 2874**** or 087…





Filming in Boyle during June

Filming in Boyle during June “Dear Sean: Hill Sixteen Features in association with RTE will be shooting a feature-length film called “13HOURS” in Boyle this coming June, written and directed by Ciaran Creagh. We are very excited about filming in…




Pharmacies now administrating Covid 19 Vaccines

Pharmacies now administrating Covid 19 Vaccines Over 1000 Community Pharmacies now administrating Covid 19 Vaccines – Feighan Minister of State at the Department of Health and local TD for Sligo / Leitrim, Frank Feighan, has welcomed the involvement of local…





Extension of commercial rates waiver

Extension of commercial rates waiver Fianna Fáil Senator for Roscommon/Galway Eugene Murphy has welcomed the fact that the Government has announced an extension of the current commercial rates waiver for an additional 3 months, covering July to September. This waiver…


Two schools in the area win awards

Two schools in the area win awards Cathaoirleach Cllr Laurence Fallon launched Roscommon’s Cruinniú na nÓg programme last week with visits to four schools to present the Cathaoirleach Awards for their Rock Art Trails. Two schools in the area –…


Beautiful shopfront and fascia sign

Beautiful shopfront and fascia sign Newtownforbes, Co. Longford – A beautifully / appropriately designed shopfront and fascia sign in Irish and English. We need more like this… and there are grants available !!


Show Must Go On – Music Generation

Show Must Go On Photographer Leon Farrell captures brother and sister musicians, Roscommon County Youth Orchestra on Bridge Street, Boyle. Music Generation, Ireland’s national music education programme, is paying tribute to the thousands of young people around Ireland who played…


Beautiful shopfront and fascia sign

Beautiful shopfront and fascia sign Newtownforbes, Co. Longford – A beautifully / appropriately designed shopfront and fascia sign in Irish and English. We need more like this… and there are grants available !!


The Violin by Alex Pentek

The Violin by Alex Pentek The steel sculpture on the N5 Bypass outside Longford Town by Alex Pentek represents the upper portion of a giant 20m long violin as if it has been partly unearthed by the newly cut-away embankment….


Show Must Go On – Music Generation

Show Must Go On Photographer Leon Farrell captures brother and sister musicians, Roscommon County Youth Orchestra on Bridge Street, Boyle. Music Generation, Ireland’s national music education programme, is paying tribute to the thousands of young people around Ireland who played…



Ireland’s Eurovision hopes – NONE !!

Ireland’s Eurovision hopes – NONE !! Former local Eurovision winner, Drumshanbo resident and Donegal native Charlie McGettigan, says it’s disappointing Ireland won’t be there. Despite being well received by the audience, Dubliner Leslie Roy failed to get the required number…



Aer Lingus set to close Shannon Airport base

Aer Lingus set to close Shannon Airport base MORE than 100 staff at Shannon Airport are facing redundancy with Aer Lingus set to permanently close its base there. The flag-carrier airline confirmed the news in a statement, with the move…


Irish-language shopfront scheme

Irish-language shopfront scheme Individual grants of between €15,000 and €50,000 will be made for eligible projects which include refurbishment and conservation works to historic shop facades, windows and signage. – Fund seeks to restore/refurbish Irish language shopfronts – Structures must…


North West Green Party

Our Rural Future: NW Greens welcome €1.6 million for upgrade works on rural roads and laneways  The funding, announced under the Local Improvement Scheme, will improve access to rural homes and farms, as well as outdoor amenities such as lakes,…







Maud Regan (née Henry) R.I.P.

Maud Regan (née Henry) R.I.P. The death has occurred of Maud Regan (née Henry), Dublin Lodge, Rockingham, Boyle, Co. Roscommon and formerly of O’Connell Street, Ballymote, Co. Sligo, 1st May 2021; Peacefully, in her 90th year, in the loving care…




Reopening plans and key dates for exiting lockdown

Reopening plans and key dates for exiting lockdown May 4th: all remaining construction returns May 10th: intercounty travel ban lifted, hairdressers reopen as well as galleries and museums • Grandparents who have been vaccinated will be able to meet indoors…


Maura O’Connor R.I.P.

Maura O’Connor R.I.P. The death has occurred of Maura O’Connor (nee Bredin) St. Patrick Street, Boyle, Co. Roscommon. Maura passed away peacefully on 28th of April in the care of the wonderful staff of Sligo University Hospital, surrounded by her…


Easing of Covid restrictions

Easing of Covid restrictions • Inter-county travel, hairdressers, and non-essential retail set for May return • Major easing of restrictions across next two months • Inter-county travel on May 10 • Meeting different households in private gardens to be permitted…


John Brennan formerly of Leam Boyle R.I.P.

John Brennan, formerly of Leam, Boyle R.I.P. The death has occurred of John Brennan, Brittas, Dublin Brennan, John (Late of Brittas, Co. Dublin), April 26th, 2021 peacefully at the The Beacon, surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of Rose…




Creative Roscommon Young Visitor Project

Creative Roscommon Young Visitor Project Creative Roscommon Young Visitor Project encourages children to engage with key heritage sites throughout the County The innovative Creative Roscommon Young Visitor Project aims to encourage families and young children to celebrate and explore a…



Domestic Abuse Purple Day

Domestic Abuse Purple Day “We, in An Garda Síochána, continue to treat all instances of Domestic Abuse as a priority and wish to take this opportunity to once again re-enforce and reassure victims that domestic abuse incidents, including coercive control,…


Padraig Shannon R.I.P.

Padraig Shannon R.I.P. The death has occurred of Padraig Shannon, Derrymaquirk, Boyle, Co. Roscommon, 22nd April 2021; Peacefully, at University Hospital Galway. Padraig will be very sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his brothers Tony (Roscommon) and Christy (Waterford), sister…


ACC College TY students collect & bag Litter

ACC College TY students collect & bag Litter A great group of 38 Boyle Community College Transition Year Students guided by teachers M/s Cronin and McKenna picked up and bagged litter/rubbish at The Lawn and the Pleasure Grounds, Boyle. It…



Darkness Into Light 2021

Darkness Into Light 2021 Darkness Into Light 2021, proudly supported by Electric Ireland, will take place at sunrise on the morning of 8th May. “This year, as we cannot gather together at our usual Darkness Into Light venues, we are…


Boyle Community Tennis Club

Boyle Community Tennis Club Boyle Community Tennis Club is delighted to be scheduled to return to tennis from April 26th. There will be some Tennis Ireland guidelines to follow, including members-only play at this time, courts must be pre-booked online…



Molly was killed by poisoning

A Viewer wrote: “My beautiful spaniel Molly was killed by poisoning in Knocknashee, Boyle yesterday. Shortly before she died she regurgitated three sausages that she must have found while we were walking together in our field this morning. The bright…