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Guys and Dolls

Guys and Dolls They say Guys and Dolls is for grown-ups. It is sassy, sexy, and full of men being men and women being strung along. Guys and Dolls is a great musical. The Boyle Musical Society’s version was great…

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Fr. Kieran Dodd R.I.P.

Fr. Kieran Dodd R.I.P. Fr Kieran Dodd died suddenly but peacefully at St, Michael’s Care Home, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex on Tuesday, 25th October 2022, surrounded by his loving carers. Predeceased by his parents James P and Mai Dodd, siblings Margaret (McCavana),…


Boyle Community Tennis Club

Boyle Community Tennis Club Boyle Tennis Fundraising Bake Sale Please support the first of our fundraising events to kick start the “Floodlighting Fund”!! Our fundraising cake sale and raffle will take place in the tennis courts clubhouse building next Saturday…


Roisin Wynne will head to Kenya

Roisin Wynne will head to Kenya Roisin Wynne, member of the Boyle Senior and Roscommon Intermediate Ladies will be travelling as part of a group 50 male and female Inter-County Gaelic Games players from all four codes taking place in…


Gunpowder Gin wins international awards

Gunpowder Gin wins international awards The Leitrim brand beat other top international brands like Moët and Jägermeister to take home top honours. Drumshanbo is celebrating as Gunpowder Irish Gin has won two awards at the Oscars of the Spirits industry….


The embankment collapse

The embankment collapse The heavy rain of recent days has caused a number of issues locally. In Boyle, an embankment at St. Joseph’s Terrace at Mockmoyne in the town slid onto the footpath overnight. Debris fell onto the footpath underneath,…


Irene Graham (née Maxwell) R.I.P.

Irene Graham (née Maxwell) R.I.P. The death has occurred of Irene Graham (née Maxwell), Boyle, Roscommon Irene Graham (nee Maxwell), Boyle, Co. Roscommon. 30th October 2022. Peacefully, in Brabazon House, Gilford Road, Dublin, surrounded by her family. Husband Henry (deceased)….


Connacht Ladies Intermediate GAA Semi-Final

Connacht Ladies Intermediate GAA Semi-Final Boyle 0.06 : Charlestown 3.07 In front of one of the largest crowds present in Abbey Park for quite some time, the Boyle Ladies were a credit to themselves, their mentors, the club and Boyle…


Tickets for ‘Guys & Dolls’

Tickets for ‘Guys & Dolls’ “With just over three weeks until opening night, tickets for ‘Guys & Dolls’ will go on sale from 10am on Saturday, November 5th. Our Booking Office is once again located at the Únabhán Craft Shop…



Boyle Faces #1

Boyle Faces #1 Sadly some of the people photographed here have died since I created this set of 348 photos several years ago. May they Rest In Peace. View Photos >>


Roscommon GAA Senior Football Manager Davy Burke has been ratified as the new Roscommon GAA Senior Football Manager at a meeting of the Roscommon County Board. He has been appointed for a three-year period. Davy who hails from Kildare, has…





Halloween Tennis Camp

Halloween Tennis Camp Tim Clarke is running a 3-day junior tennis camp in Boyle for the midterm week. The camp will run from Tuesday-Thursday, (with Friday as a fall back if any day very bad weather). Morning classes, 90 minutes…


Cash For Clobber

Cash For Clobber The Parents’ Association of Scoil na nAingeal Naofa will hold a Cash for Clobber collection on November 9th, 10th and 11th with bags being collected on those mornings only at 9.20 am.








Moylurg Tower: The Ugliest Building in Ireland?

Moylurg Tower: The Ugliest Building in Ireland? The Moylurg Tower rises from the north-west corner of the ruins of Rockingham House which was destroyed by fire on 10 September 1957. The reinforced concrete tower is six-storeys in height and 150…





Mattimoes is For Sale

Mattimoes, Bridge Street, is For Sale Mattimoes Bridge Street is For Sale: Prime Licensed Premises with Residential Accommodation. Since moving to Boyle Gerry and Alice developed an outstanding business and many, many friendships. Call the auctioneers SMITH KELLY on 071…



Strokestown Park House – Tour

Strokestown Park House – Tour Saturday 15th October: The 45-minute tour of the fabulous Strokestown House included artifacts and gems of historical information delivered by our well-informed tour guide Sarah. Works on the upper storey of the building are in…


Tony Conboy – The Match

Tony Conboy – The Match Realboyle correspondent Tony Conboy will be here on Monday 17th, with his thoughts on this year’s Senior Roscommon GAA Football Final


Chemco Pharmacy Cheque Presentation to Boyle GAA

Chemco Pharmacy Cheque Presentation to Boyle GAA Chemco Pharmacy on Shop Street were delighted to present a €500 cheque to Boyle GAA ahead of the club’s 23rd October County Final. The cheque was accepted by star Boyle player Cian McKeon…


Ingrid Stewart R.I.P.

Ingrid Stewart R.I.P. Abbeyhaven Care Centre and Nursing Home, Boyle, Co. Roscommon, Abbeyville, Boyle and formerly of Munich, Germany, October 12th 2022- Suddenly, at Sligo University Hospital. Predeceased by her husband Kenneth J. and sister Inge Scheel. Ingrid will be…





Tradalac in King House

Tradalac in King House More!, More!!, More!!! we called as supergroup Tradalac finished an astounding set in the Grand Salon, King House on Saturday 8th October. Reels, Jigs, Hornpipes, Slow Airs, Songs and Lilting like never before left us on…



Frankie Simon R.I.P.

Frankie Simon R.I.P. Beloved husband of Niamh (nee Rattigan) and much loved father of Lydia and Tommy. Frankie is sadly missed and greatly loved always by his wife, children, brother Seanie, mother-in-law Peg, nephew Dion, brothers-in-law, cousins, relatives, neighbours and…


Boyle Credit Union

Boyle Credit Union Our Bursary Winners: Amy Harrington, Aaron McTiernan, David McGee, Niamh McLoughlin & Michaela Regan Presentation to the lucky winners on Saturday October 15th 2022 @ 11.00 am in Boyle Credit Union. All welcome to attend.



Road Safety Week 3rd – 9th October

Road Safety Week 3rd – 9th October A recent spike in fatal road traffic collisions on Ireland’s roads has seen an increase in road traffic collisions which have resulted in serious or fatal injuries to road users. Impaired driving such…


School Mass:

School Mass: Abbey CC School Mass will be held on Friday 7th October at 12:15pm, in St. Joseph’s Church, Boyle, to celebrate the beginning of the new school year. ALL are welcome to attend and celebrate with us. Our readers,…




Peggy Walsh (née McDermott) R.I.P.

Peggy Walsh (née McDermott) R.I.P. Peacefully at the Mater Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Maurice and sister of the late Sr. Breda. Sadly missed by her loving brothers Liam and John, sisters Mary, Shelia and Chris, brothers-in-law Paddy McAlinney,…


Mary Coleman (nee Verdon) R.I.P.

Mary Coleman (nee Verdon) R.I.P. The death has occurred of Mary Coleman (nee Verdon), Station Road, Boyle, Co. Roscommon and formerly Knappagh Road, Co. Sligo on the 1st of October 2022 peacefully in the exceptional care of St. Bridget’s Ward,…


Charlie McGettigan – Book Launch

Charlie McGettigan – Book Launch “A highly entertaining night’s entertainment” was the comment I heard, and I have to agree. Charlie McGettigan launched his book “Forever A Rock ‘N’ Roll Kid” to a full house audience in the beautiful, transformed-for-the-night…



Gerry Murphy R.I.P.

Gerry Murphy R.I.P. The death has occurred of Gerry Murphy Childers Heights, Ballina, Mayo Suddenly & peacefully, at Mayo University Hospital. Gerry, was predeceased by his wife Mary (Bunty). Beloved father of Tony (Boyle), Alan, Derek, Lorraine, Gerard & Charlotte….


Luke Flanagan R.I.P.

Luke Flanagan R.I.P. The death has occurred of Luke (Lukey Joe) Flanagan, Taughnoose House, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon and formerly of Taughnoose, Carrowbehy, Co. Roscommon – 27th September 2022, peacefully in the loving care of the staff at Galway University Hospital…


Center Parcs – €80 Million expansion

Center Parcs – €80 Million expansion Planning permission has been granted for a major expansion to Center Parcs in Longford. The holiday firm has sought to build 198 new lodges, as well as an extension to its spa and sub-tropical…



Sean Dwyer R.I.P.

Sean Dwyer R.I.P. 11 Aghacarra, Corrigeenroe, Boyle, Co. Roscommon, and formerly of Geevagh, Co.Sligo – September 28th 2022- Suddenly, yet peacefully, at Sligo University Hospital, with his family by his side. Predeceased by his parents Martin and Molly and his…



John McGahern Barracks

John McGahern Barracks Michael Davies has visited Ireland from his home in Cumbria, U.K., 136 times. He is a frequent visitor to North Roscommon and Co. Leitrim. His last visit was in 2019 to celebrate his 85th birthday. Michael renewed…


Abbey Community College Boyle

Abbey Community College, Boyle The following night classes are on offer this Autumn • Christmas baking • Sage Accounting System • Collsoft Payroll • Digital Marketing Commencing: Tuesday 4th October 2022 Duration : 5 weeks Time: 7.30-9.30 pm Cost: €60…


Did You Know?

Did You Know? • This website, www.realboyle.com is the ONLY Boyle website to win a FIRST-PLACE National Community Service Award. • Realboyle.com together with our associated free sharing FOR YOU on Facebook Pages continue to be the ‘go-to’ online resources…


Keadue Entente Floral victory

Keadue Entente Floral victory The north Roscommon village took the top award in the European competition held in Hungary at the weekend. The event is judged on a wide range of factors including planning and development of the area, landscaping,…


Boyle Arts Festival Committee Says Thank You

Boyle Arts Festival Committee Says Thank You “The country has been through a very difficult pandemic episode that cancelled many opportunities to engage with arts events over the last two years.  However, it gave us great pleasure to finally make…


Roscommon Co Co Social Inclusion Week

Roscommon Co Co Social Inclusion Week “It’s that time of year again when we look at who will be participating and what will be happening for Roscommon’s Social Inclusion Week 2022! If you have been involved before or if it…


Lorcan Egan: New Website

Lorcan Egan: New Website Lorcan Egan Insurance is delighted to announce that our new upgraded website is now live and offers automatic quotes for CAR/VAN/HOUSE Insurance via www.lorcaneganinsurance.com All you need to get a quote is to access our website…


Malachy Costello paintings in Cootehall Barracks

Malachy Costello paintings in Cootehall Barracks • The John McGahern Barracks. Cootehall, will feature paintings by Malachy Costello, open from 4 to 9pm this Friday, Culture Night 23rd September The exhibition is a short series of paintings on a Civil…



Hospice Coffee Mornings – Thursday 22nd September

Hospice Coffee Mornings – Thursday 22nd September Mayo Roscommon Hospice Coffee Mornings together with Bewley’s will take place on Thursday September 22nd. • Claire and Tony Regan, Marian Road • Boyle Family Resource Centre • Brothers of Charity, Teach an…


Noel Conroy R.I.P. The death has occurred of Noel Conroy, 11 Hanly Avenue, Boyle, Co. Roscommon – September 21st 2022 – Peacefully surrounded by his loving family at Roscommon University Hospital. Predeceased by his wife Bernie, sons Shane and Paul,…


Arigna Mining Experience – Cafe & Souvenir Shop A trip to Arigna Mining Experience is always special. I took some photos in the cafe and souvenir shop this morning. No, I didn’t do the mine tour this time … I…


Boyle Scouts – Registration night

Boyle Scouts – Registration night Registration Night for all New and Existing members will be held on Wednesday 21st September between 7.00 pm and 9.00 pm in the Scout Den. All Parents who wish to enrol a child for the…


Kieron Brennan R.I.P.

Kieron Brennan R.I.P. Kieron Brennan Caragh, Kildare died last Friday aged 61 son of the late Johnny Brennan Leam Boyle. R.I.P. Death Notice >>


Garda Open Day at L.Key Forest Park

Garda Open Day at L.Key Forest Park 17th September: The sun shone, reflecting the happy smiles of adults and children at this second Garda Open Day in L. Key Forest Park View Photos >> _______________________________



Launch of new works at Boyle Garda Station

Launch of new works at Boyle Garda Station A plaque was unveiled on Saturday 17th September marking completed new works at Boyle Garda Station. The unveiling was conducted by Minister of State Frank Feighan TD. View Photos >> _______________________________





Boyle Arts Festival Committee Says Thank You

Boyle Arts Festival Committee Says Thank You The country has been through a very difficult pandemic episode that cancelled many opportunities to engage with arts events over the last two years.  However, it gave us great pleasure to finally make…


Hospice Coffee Mornings – Thursday 22nd September

Hospice Coffee Mornings – Thursday 22nd September Mayo Roscommon Hospice Coffee Mornings together with Bewley’s will take place on Thursday September 22nd. • Claire and Tony Regan, Marian Road • Boyle Family Resource Centre • Brothers of Charity, Teach an…


Roscommon Herald 20th September

Roscommon Herald 20th September ACC Enrolment numbers increase “Enrolment numbers have increased in Abbey Community College, Boyle. Five years ago the enrolment numbers were 328 students and had now reached a maximum of 517.” Deputy Editor’s Nomination “Roscommon Herald’s Deputy…




Launch of new works at Boyle Garda Station

Launch of new works at Boyle Garda Station A plaque was unveiled on Saturday 17th September marking completed new works at Boyle Garda Station. The unveiling was conducted by Minister of State Frank Feighan TD. View Photos >>



Bigger breakfasts are better

Bigger breakfasts are better Eating a big breakfast and smaller meals later could aid weight loss by making you feel less hungry, say researchers. Researchers were investigating the world of “chrono-nutrition” and how the food we eat is affected by…


Maureen Barron (nee MacPherson) R.I.P.

Maureen Barron (nee MacPherson) R.I.P. The death has occurred of Maureen Barron (nee MacPherson), Upper Marian Road, Boyle, Co. Roscommon, unexpectedly on the 13th of September 2022. May her gentle soul rest in peace. Funeral arrangements later. Higgins and Sons…


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…