Backup 24th June

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Stewarts Oil: Siobhan Gallagher, Career & Life Coach: Kelly’s Londis: Marians Fashions: The Moorings Restaurant

Great Photo …

I found this photo online and love it. I don’t know Edith Gallagher, whos owns the photo, but hope she doesn’t mind me sharing with you !!


Bridge Street Boyle 23rd June


Local Authority Appointments

Roscommon Co Council: The new Cathaoirleach of Roscommon Co Co is Rahara-based Independent Cllr Laurence Fallon
Boyle Municipal Authority: Fine Gael Cllr Liam Callaghan is the new chairman of Boyle Municipal District

Connacht Weather

TODAY – WEDNESDAY 24th JUNE: It will brighten up through the afternoon with sunny spells developing. Temperatures will reach between 19 and 21 degrees, warmest inland, and winds will be light and variable in direction

The 8 at 8 Wednesday 24th

Here’s what you need to know as you start your day.

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Business closures in Boyle

Sadly, it appears that three businesses have closed and will not reopen following relaxing of local Covid 19 virus regulations. Meanwhile a new Chip Shop has opened on Bridge Street/The Crescent.

€1.5m Castlerea Food Hub

Tenders have been issued for a new €1.5 million Food Hub in Castlerea to enable startup food businesses to bring their products to market in a short time frame.


Members of Boyle Municipal Authority were sharply critical of recent littering in Lough Key Forest Park. Members appealed to the public to properly dispose of their litter and if unable to do so, to bring their litter home with them for appropriate disposal.

Roscommon Co Council: Review of Litter Managemant Plan.

Accordingly, a Draft Litter Management Plan to cover the period 2020 – 2022 has been prepared for consultationAs part of the consultation process, this draft plan is available for inspection at and Roscommon County Council invites submissions/comments from individuals, community and voluntary groups and representative bodies including Residents Associations, Tidy Towns Committees, Chambers of Commerce etc.

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Covid-19 Emergency Fund application (Tranche 3)

The COVID-19 Emergency Fund is a grant programme to provide funding to groups that are directly involved in a Community response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is funded by the Department of Rural & Community Development and administered by Roscommon County Council.

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Marian Sculpture in Lough Key Forest Park

Walkers and cyclists will be familiar with this evocative Famine Sculpture in Lough Key Forest Park

Marian Shrine, L. Key forest Park

Roscommon Herald 23rd June


Scoil na nAingeal Naofa

“We have created a short video to let all our students know we are very proud of them and to let them know that we look forward to seeing everyone again in September, including all our new infants, while at the same time we wish much luck and success to our wonderful 6th class pupils as well as our lovely 1st class boys.”

The Toon Team


Boyle GAA Club


Together with Boyle Camogie and Boyle LGFA, we held a joint covid 19 committee meeting this evening in preparation for reopening of the Abbey Park and return to play. We will release further information in due course but we would like to assure all parents and players that we will comply with all Government and Croke Park guidelines.
The way in which we normally play the games we love will change and we ask for everyone’s patience and understanding. The health and safety of our members will be central to all decisions.

Tai Chi Court – NOT FOR SALE

“We can assure you that the Tai Chi Chinese Restaurant business on Bridge Street, Boyle is NOT FOR SALE !!”
21st-28th June: Open for takeaway and deliveries  from 5pm-11pm, but shut Tuesday as usual
29th June onwards: Open for full Sit-Down Service in our restaurant and Takeaways for collection or delivery


O’Dowd and O’Porter share lip-sync clip ahead of RTÉ does Comic Relief


Ahead of RTÉ does Comic Relief next Friday, actor Chris O’Dowd and his wife Dawn Porter have been having some fun in their LA home with a glimpse of what they have planned for the big night. The Boyle, Co. Roscommon actor and star of The IT Crowd and Bridesmaids and TV presenter O’Porter will be lip-syncing to the late John Prine’s In Spite of Ourselves as part of the RTÉ special, which aims to raise funds for Irish charities amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Mahon’s Funeral Home, Boyle

Mahon's Funeral Home, Boyle

Boyle River, 17th June

Boyle river

Tony Conboy “An Oblique View” – The Successful Turf Campaign of 2020

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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 to spending a maximum of one hour and 45 minutes in a premises at any one time.
An additional 15 minutes will have to be put aside by the business for cleaning between bookings, the guidelines say, and to allow customers leave without mixing with the next group coming in

King House Slideshow

Galleries and ‘other cultural outlets’ will reopen to the public from July 20th.
Meanwhile here is a King House mini slideshow to serve as a reminder of what will be available to visitors.
Situated in the centre of Boyle, King House has had a varied history over 300 years but is now fully restored. King House was built for Sir Henry King MP (c.1681–1739) between 1720 and 1740. It was subsequently home to Edward King MP (1726–97), first earl of Kingston.During its lifetime many different people have lived in the house and it has had many different roles: as a family home, a military barracks, an office, and even a store. The house retains a seventeenth-century fortified character that must have served it well when it was adopted by the Connaught Rangers and Roscommon Militia at the turn of the nineteenth century

Boyle Cistercian Abbey

In 1161, the Cistercian monks established Boyle Abbey. The abbey, which was completed around 1220, was laid out according to the usual Cistercian plan.
Today, only small parts of the cloister remain. The Elizabethans converted it into barracks in 1592 and the Cromwellians besieged it in 1645. Despite its ruined state, the abbey continues to be an excellent example of Ireland’s early Cistercian foundations.

Visit Lough Key Forest Park – now and later

Lough Key Forest Park is located in an area of great historical interest and is comprised of vast woodland and numerous islands. There is reference to Castle Island in the annals of Lough Ce as early as 1184. During this time the park was called Moylurg and the Kings of Moylurg were the McDermotts. The McDermott’s official residence was on The Rock, now called Castle Island. As space was limited on this small island they had another residence on the mainland where the Moylurg Tower stands today.

The Lawn, Boyle

Sign, The Lawn, Boyle

Once upon a long time ago, The Lawn, Boyle Town Centre, was a lovely retreat alongside Boyle River.  Nowadays the area is neglected by our ‘powers that be’ and far from lovely. The engraved limestone plaque has misspellings, Railings need cleaning and repainting, the River is weedy and smelly outside a couple of business premises, broken/rotten verge timbers, uncut grass needs attention etc etc

Boyle Town Centre

Foliage looking great in Boyle Town Centre … thanks to a dedicated team including Mandy, Donie and Teresa !!

The Crescent Flowers

Rotting timbers at the Bailey Bridge, Woodenbridge Road

Wooden (Bailey) Bridge

Famine Altar, Boyle.


I visited our lovely Famine Altar. In the evening sun, a photograph was out of the question. The overgrown foliage around the site made it difficult to view the altar. Instead, here is a photo I took of the altar 5 years ago. I have a memory of the altar and steps being put in place but have forgotten its history. !!

Boles of Boyle launches Online Store

Boles of Boyle Screen Shot

Boles of Boyle has announced the launch of its online store. Founded in 1886, Boles of Boyle is a long-established family-run department store based in the West of Ireland, specializing in ladies fashion, menswear, occasionwear, and footwear. With over 130 years of experience in retail and four generations later, Boles of Boyle is still managed by the Boles family today. Boles of Boyle strives to offer its customers the most unique and individual range of products and brands both instore and now online. Since 1886, Boles of Boyle has been known for its quality, exceptional service, qualified team, knowledge and years of experience – a tradition that lives on today.
The Boyle based department store has used the global pandemic as an opportunity to move the business online and into the future. With modified operating procedures in the retail industry and social distancing measures in place, the launch of the online store comes at an appropriate time and ensures that Boles of Boyle can still serve customers safely during uncertain times and long into the future. Read about Boles of Boyle [here…]

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Ardcarne Garden Centre
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“N4 Bridge With A View”


Abbey Haven Nursing Home, Boyle

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Trip through Boyle – dull morning – Wednesday 20th May

Drumderrig House Private Nursing Home

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A Shady Nook, Knocknashee, Boyle


Joe Simon – Home, Garden and Build

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Lough Key to Boyle Greenway

Just in case a viewer is wondering … please note the new L.Key to Boyle Greenway is a cycleway AND a walkway !!


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Boyle 2010 : Brochure Pages

Morning in Boyle – April 2020

Lough Key at 7am

Lough Key at 7am

Here are some valued Boyle Traders – more to follow …

Boyle Cistercian Abbey


Line & Wash #02 – Moylurg Tower



May 5th 2020


See You On Tuesday …

Over-70s Boyle Residents who have been CoronaVirus cocooning will be able to visit and take walks up to 5 km from home following Government and HSE announcements on Friday 1st May.
• However, they are advised to keep cocooning and avoid contact with anyone when they leave their homes.
• Over-70s will not be permitted visitors to their homes or to go to shops until the start of June.
• Over-70s will include locations: Boyle Town, St. Joseph’s and Church of Ireland, Boyle Canal Harbour, Lough Key Forest Park, Doon Shore, the Gaelic Chieftain, view only King House and Boyle Abbey etc.


“Blue & Green should never be seen”


A pishogue. Yet, thankfully, nature decided otherwise here in Boyl



Royal Hotel – Tenders sought


Cleaning the front of the hotel in July 2019

We have no doubt regarding the accuracy of this week’s Roscommon Herald front-page article about development of the Royal Hotel site.
“Roscommon County Council is seeking tenders for the redevelopment of the Royal Hotel site in Boyle.”  “The tender was posted on the State’s e tenders procurement website on March 30th and the deadline for reply is May 1st”
The article would appear to firmly ‘put to bed’ earlier reports that refurbishment works were to commence last January. We remember the Shannonside News article that stated “Consultants and contractors are in place with work to begin in January.”

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Covid 19

CC-SPRING8Photo – Irish Independent

St. Joseph’s Church, Boyle, webcam masses

20200310_122247The celebration of all public Masses in the Diocese is suspended until and including Sunday 29th March.
** Exceptions may be made for weddings and funerals where the attendance will be controlled to under 100 persons **
Masses will be streamed live and viewable on the parish webcam: weekdays at 10am: Sundays and Holy Day at 10.30am

Read More Graphic Contributors

• Tony Conboy “An Oblique View” [here]
• As Gaeilge le Mícheál Ó’Tuathail [here]
• St. Joseph’s Church Newsletter [here]
• Christy Wynne [here]
• Know Your Rights (Boyle Citizens Information) [here]
• Boyle GAA [here]
• Boyle Golf Club [here]
• John Mulligan [here]
• Tony Conboy’s Essays and Observations [here]
• Frank Conry R.I.P. [here]

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics anonymous

Just a gentle reminder –  “we would be delighted if you could put a small message on regarding our AA meeting. It takes place every Thursday at midday in St. Joseph’s Hall.
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. Their stated purpose is to enable “members to stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety.” It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, and apolitical.”

Sean Carty Cars, Chapel Street, Boyle

Sean Carty Cars

Call today to our premises on Chapel Street, Boyle (open 9am-6pm) or call us on 071 966 2318
Beautiful Cars are available from as low as €28 per week with deposits as low as €600.
Many now can avail of Cheaper Insurance, Cheap Tax, have Air Con, Alloy Wheels, Bluetooth, Remote Central, Locking and a Warranty

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