Articles by Sean O'Dowd

Brigid’s Blossoms

Brigid’s Blossoms Thursday 6th August: Year after year Brigid Healy plants, hangs and cares for the most wonderful hanging baskets of flowers on her house on…




King House

King House King House is a magnificently restored Georgian mansion located in Boyle, Co. Roscommon. Built in 1730 as the seat of the King family,…




Paddy BEIRNE R.I.P.

Paddy BEIRNE R.I.P. The death has occurred of Paddy Beirne, Ardmore and ‘The Plunkett Home’, Boyle, Co. Roscommon, August 1st 2020, peacefully, at Sligo University…


SEÁN

SEÁN RTÉ One, Thursday 6th August, 10.10pm Seán is a brand new documentary exploring the life of the legendary Seán Boylan, one of the most…



Picture Frame Actions

A number of viewers asked me how to create Picture Frame Actions, Black and White in Photoshop CC. Others may work differently but here is…


Mary DALY (née Gilbane) R.I.P.

Mary DALY (née Gilbane) R.I.P. Mary Daly (née Gilbane), Shanballybawn, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon, formerly Mealwood. Jamestown, Co. Leitrim. July 31st 2020. Peacefully at her home,…


St. Joseph’s Parish Newsletter

St. Joseph’s Parish Newsletter “We welcome people back to Mass this weekend, it will be different. At all times please follow the guidance of the…




Haymaking in decades past

Haymaking in decades past For today Tony Conboy has written a beautiful recollection that will resonate with many including my memory of haymaking on my…


The Lawn – Boyle

The Lawn, Boyle This misspelled limestone ‘sign’ says it all. It has been located in The Lawn, Boyle for ages. It should read “THE LAWN,…



Chris Harrison R.I.P.

Chris Harrison R.I.P. The death has occurred of Chris Harrison, Rathvarna, Island Road, Monasteraden, Co. Sligo and formerly of Killaraght, Boyle, and Headingley, Leeds, Yorkshire, England…





Roscommon Herald 28th July

Roscommon Herald 28th July Read complete articles. and more of particular interest to Boyle residents… • Page 10: Cackling hens proving to be a chicken…




CHILDMINDER REQUIRED

CHILDMINDER REQUIRED Experienced childminder required from September 2020 to mind two young children in their own home preferably. Ring for details 087 752 9278  




James wrote:

James wrote: “I read Real Boyle Sean and fully believe you’ve got one of the best jobs/lives in the world, seeing beautiful parts of our…








Joe Mahon R.I.P.

Joe Mahon R.I.P. Joseph Mahon, Aughnagrange, Boyle and Kingsland, Co. Roscommon, July 19th 2020. Peacefully, at home surrounded by his loving family, after a brief…










Lough Gara CAT Hotel

Lough Gara CAT Hotel Lough Gara CAT Hotel, based just outside of Boyle is a new cattery with underfloor heating. We can cater for up…



Tony Conboy “An Oblique View”

Tony Conboy “An Oblique View” Quotables: “We have the toothache of Barry Cowen and his drink-driving issue.” “We certainly have more pressing problems at this time…






The 27 Club Deaths

The 27 Club Deaths The 27 Club now includes Elvis Presley’s grandson Benjamin Keough who died on Sunday 12th July. • Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix,…


The Ugliest Colour

The Ugliest Colour Pantone 448 C, also referred to as “the ugliest colour in the world“, is a colour in the Pantone colour system. Described as a “drab dark brown”, it was…





Jack Charlton R.I.P.

Jack Charlton R.I.P. Former Ireland manager Jack Charlton has died aged 85. Jack Charlton, the former Leeds and England defender who won a World Cup…


So Sweet Shop – Now Open

So Sweet Shop Open now on Shop Street Boyle. Angela Megan has a great selection of sweet treats, bars, jewellery, helium balloons and party items….





HSE Covid Tracker App

HSE Covid Tracker App The HSE COVID Tracker app is now available to download. It will help in the fight against coronavirus. Download the COVID…















Tony McGovern R.I.P.

Tony McGovern R.I.P. Tony McGovern R.I.P. is pictured here, 4th from left, presenting jerseys to Boyle Senior GAA team 2015 The death has occurred of…














Guidelines for reopening pubs

Guidelines for reopening pubs Tourism agency Fáilte Ireland has finalised and published guidelines around the reopening of pubs serving food, that will see customers restricted…