Boyle News

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…

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Michael Curley R.I.P.

Michael Curley R.I.P. The death has occurred of Micheál Curley, Rosehill, Sligo Town, Sligo / Ballycastle, Mayo Peacefully, at the North West Hospice, Sligo, surrounded by his loving family. Former staff of North West Tourism and Community Games. Dearly loved…


Boyle Golf Club Update

RETURN TO GOLF – The course will re-open to play on Monday 26/4/21. There are some restrictions laid down by Sport Ireland which the club has no choice but to comply with, the two most notable being that in the…



Feighan welcomes €70m Transitional LEADER Programme

Feighan welcomes €70m Transitional LEADER Programme Local Groups can apply for funding immediately Roscommon Leader allocated €2.6m A total of €70 million to support rural communities and enterprises  The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys, T.D. has today…


Bealtaine Festival Roscommon

  Celebrating the Arts & Creativity as we Age 1st to 31st May 2021 Call Out for Participants for 1 to 1 Creative Conversations Short creative engagements between artists and older participants in a household or nursing home Each session…


Boyle Summer Show 2021

The Boyle Summer Show committee is disappointed to announce that the Annual Show will not go ahead this year owing to the pandemic. This decision was made on the advice of the Irish Shows Association (ISA) that shows should not…


New Government plan – Feighan

New Government plan will support the recovery of our tourism and hospitality sector and help create jobs in Rural Ireland: Feighan A new Government plan reflecting changes in living and working patterns during Covid-19 will maximise the recovery for all…





North Roscommon / Leitrim Region Waterways Master Plan

Exciting Opportunities for North Roscommon Leitrim Region in Waterways Master Plan Waterways Ireland’s new Tourism Masterplan has received an enthusiastic endorsement from Boyle native and local TD, Frank Feighan. The masterplan was launched this week by Minister Darragh O’Brien and…



St. Vincent de Paul – Boyle Conference

St. Vincent de Paul – Boyle Conference St Joseph’s Conference Boyle, wishes to sincerely thank all who donated to the St Vincent de Paul Annual Appeal. During these difficult times your generosity towards those who are less fortunate was very…


Frank Devenney R.I.P.

Frank Devenney R.I.P. The death has occurred of Frank Devenney, Breandrum, Boyle, Co.Roscommon and formerly Oulster Lane, Drogheda, Co.Louth on the 28th of February 2021 in the exceptional care of the Sligo Hospice. Frank will be greatly missed by his…


Covid Vaccines:

Covid Vaccines: Medical practices in Boyle are busy delivering vaccines to our people over 85. They will continue with other age groups etc as prescribed Submitted photos, with full permission of those involved … 1/ Staff at Boyle Medical Clinic…


Covid Vaccines: Great news for Boyle …

Covid Vaccines: Great news for Boyle … From 8.30am this morning Covid vaccines are available for MORE THAN 100, pre-booked over 85-year-olds at Boyle Medical Centre facility operated by Doctors Barry Cosgrove and Kamal Javed



Nursing home visits could return ‘in weeks’

Nursing home visits could return ‘in weeks’ Independent.ie: Hope has risen for the return of nursing home visits within weeks after “robust” evidence emerged that vaccines are leading to a significant drop in infections and deaths among residents. Read More >>


Isabel Mc Quade (née Smyth) R.I.P.

Isabel Mc Quade (née Smyth) R.I.P. The death has occurred of Isabel Mc Quade (née Smyth), Springwell, Ballinafad, Co. Sligo, February 24th 2021: Peacefully, in the loving care of the staff and nurses at Abbeyhaven Nursing Home. Predeceased by her…


February 1947, “The Big Snow”

February 1947, “The Big Snow” Christy Wynne was nine when the snow fell on his hometown of Boyle in Co Roscommon. “It began on the evening of Monday 24 February 1947; the greatest snowfall of the 20th century was about…




New Lantern Lights for Main Street

New Lantern Lights for Main Street Main Street Regeneration works are continuing following the recent provision of new footpath paving stones on the south side of the street. • Lantern-type lights are being installed today. The older lighting poles will…


Garreth Williams R.I.P.

Garreth Williams R.I.P. The death has occurred of Garreth Williams, Boyle, Co. Roscommon and formerly of Drogheda Co. Louth, February 22nd 2021: Peacefully at his home. Garreth is predeceased by his father Ken and his infant brother Hugh. Much loved…




Pancake Tuesday aka Shrove Tuesday 16th Feb 2021

Pancake Tuesday aka Shrove Tuesday 16th Feb 2021 Shrove Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday, observed in many Christian countries through participating in confession and absolution, the ritual burning of the previous year’s Holy Week palms, finalizing one’s Lenten…


Ash Wednesday 17th February 2021

Ash Wednesday 17th February Ash Wednesday is important because it marks the start of the Lenten period leading up to Easter, when Christians believe Jesus was resurrected. The ashes symbolize both death and repentance. During this period, Christians show repentance and mourning for their sins,…


Michéal KELLY R.I.P.

Michéal KELLY R.I.P. Michéal Kelly, Cloonloo, Boyle, Co. Sligo, February 14th, 2021; Peacefully, at The North West Hospice, Sligo. Predeceased by his brother’s Frankie and Tommy-Joe and his siter Lily, Michéal will be very sadly missed and fondly remembered by…


Margaret (Rosaleen) Callery R.I.P.

Margaret (Rosaleen) Callery R.I.P. The death has occurred of Margaret (Rosaleen) Callery (nee Duffy), Knockarush, Boyle, Co. Roscommon on the 14th of February 2021. Predeceased by her husband Patrick (Paddy) Callery. Sadly missed by her loving daughters Mary Kavanagh (Monaghan),…











The death has occurred of Philip HICKEY

The death has occurred of Philip HICKEY HICKEY, Philip (Swords, Co. Dublin and formerly of Boyle, Co. Roscommon) – February 3rd, 2021, (peacefully) at Beaumont Hospital. Sadly missed by his loving wife Catherine, children Claire, Seán and Áine, parents Bridie…


Feighan Welcomes IT Sligo’s Investment Plan

Feighan Welcomes IT Sligo’s Investment Plan College gets green light from Planners 10,000 students by 2022 Strong Sligo Campus investment vital for Sligo region in merger plans to create Technical University The Minister of State at the Department of Health…


Úna Bhán Tourism Manager

Úna Bhán Tourism Manager Úna Bhán Tourism Co-operative is seeking to recruit an experienced, enthusiastic and dynamic person for the position of Community Services Manager based at King House Boyle. To be considered for the position candidates will need to…






William (Bill) Brennan R.I.P.

William (Bill) Brennan R.I.P. The Death has occurred of William (Bill) Brennan, Behy, Boyle, Co. Roscommon, January 26th 2021; Peacefully at Sligo University Hospital. Predeceased by his brothers James and Joseph. William will be sadly missed by his brother Richard…


Eugene Queenan R.I.P.

Eugene Queenan R.I.P. The death has occurred of Eugene Queenan, Phibsborough Dublin and formerly of Killaraght, Co. Sligo, January 23rd, 2021; Peacefully, in his 98th year, in the tender care of the staff of Elm Green Nursing Home, Castleknock. Predeceased…


Ireland’s Covid-19 death toll passes 3,000

Ireland’s Covid-19 death toll has passed 3,000 as the Department of Health today confirmed 90 further deaths. The death toll since the beginning of the pandemic now stands at 3,066. Eighty-nine of the deaths announced today occurred this month. The…


Five arrested after garda car rammed in Co Donegal

Five people have been arrested in Co Donegal after a car failed to stop for gardaí and a garda car was rammed.  The incident took place outside Donegal town at around 3.30pm this afternoon.  A detective unit on patrol came across…


NI Covid-19 restrictions to be reviewed in four weeks

Northern Ireland’s strict lockdown measures will be reviewed in four weeks’ time, the First Minister has said. Arlene Foster said people needed to work together and adhere to public health measures to “overcome this dreadful virus”. The post-Christmas lockdown was…


Germany buys antibody treatments used to treat Trump

Germany will become the first European Union country to start using the same experimental antibodies treatment credited with helping Donald Trump recover from Covid-19, health minister Jens Spahn said today. “The government has bought 200,000 doses for €400 million,” Mr…


Asia’s ‘El Chapo’ arrested by Dutch police

The alleged ringleader of Asia’s biggest crime syndicate and one of the world’s most wanted men has been arrested in the Netherlands, with Australian authorities pushing for his extradition to face trial. Police had been chasing alleged drug kingpin Tse…


‘Viable’ protest of Leaving Cert going ahead, ASTI says

The possibility of Leaving Certificate exams going ahead as normal is still “a live and viable” prospect, according to the General Secretary of one of the country’s secondary school teachers’ unions.  Speaking on RTÉ’s This Week programme, Kieran Christie, General Secretary of…


Kelly calls for stricter lockdown to suppress virus

The leader of the Labour Party, Alan Kelly, has said a longer lockdown should be implemented to suppress Covid-19 with what he described as a “national aggressive suppression strategy”. Speaking on This Week, he said the border should be policed…



Concerns over vaccine priorities for transplantees

The Irish Kidney Association has written to the Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly, appealing for transplant recipients and people on dialysis to be given urgent priority for Covid-19 vaccination. The move follows growing concern over the mortality rate in this…



Survivors to attend National Holocaust memorial event

Ireland’s two remaining Holocaust survivors will be joined by the Taoiseach Micheál Martin for a live broadcast of the National Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration later today.  This year the commemoration will take place virtually due to Covid-19 restrictions.  The Holocaust…


Britain a ‘long, long way’ from lifting restrictions

The British Government is a “long, long, long way” from being able to lift coronavirus lockdown restrictions in England, the Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, has warned. Mr Hancock said there was evidence that restrictions in place were having an impact…



EU says it will make companies respect vaccine deals

The European Union will make pharmaceutical companies respect contracts they have signed for the supply of Covid-19 vaccines, according to European Council President Charles Michel. Last week Pfizer said it was temporarily slowing supplies to Europe to make manufacturing changes…




NZ detects first community transmission in two months

New Zealand health officials have confirmed the first case of Covid-19 in the community for more than two months, sparking urgent contract-tracing efforts north of Auckland. A 56-year-old woman who recently returned from Europe tested positive 10 days after completing…



Buck stops with Government on vaccine roll-out

Everything hinges on the vaccine. The reopening of the economy, travel, schools and the simple hope that normal life can resume sometime this year. Politically, the stakes could not be higher for Taoiseach Micheál Martin, Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly…




Poll finds support for Irish unity referendum

Voters across the UK believe Scotland is likely to become independent within the next decade – while more than half of those in Northern Ireland want a referendum on a united Ireland in the next five years, according to a…




Covid patients transferred across country for ICU beds

Covid-19 patients have been transferred “hundreds of kilometres” to get to an ICU bed. The Clinical Director of the Mobile Intensive Care Ambulance Service said that 40 critically ill patients have been moved between hospitals this month so far, including…


CUH appeals for volunteers to ease pressure on ICU

Cork University Hospital had to make an appeal for clinical staff to volunteer shifts to help deal with the pressure on its intensive care unit last night.  The HSE’s Chief Clinical Officer, Dr Colm Henry, said the request came after…


12 Covid-19 deaths and 670 cases in Northern Ireland

There have been twelve more coronavirus-related deaths recorded by the Department of Health in Northern Ireland. It brings the official death toll since the pandemic began to 1,716. There have also been 670 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed from tests…


Legendary US talk show host Larry King has died

Legendary US talk show host Larry King has died at the age of 87.  Ora Media broke the news in a statement tweeted from his account. The statement said: “With profound sadness, Ora Media announces the death of our co-founder, host,…


Hospital infection rate ‘out of control’, union claims

The level of Covid-19 infections in Irish hospitals is “out of control”, the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has said. The union is calling for upgraded safety standards “immediately” to bring the situation under control. In a statement, the INMO said…


Teenager charged over Dublin city centre assault

A 14-year-old boy has been remanded in custody on charges connected to an assault of a 49-year-old woman in Dublin city centre which left her in critical condition in hospital. Garda Mark Barry of Store Street Garda Station told Judge…



Joe Biden kept busy on first days in office

The National Mall is a long, rectangular park in the middle of Washington DC. It stretches for three kilometres from the Capitol Building to the Lincoln Memorial and is lined by some of the best-known museums and monuments in the…


China marks Wuhan lockdown anniversary

China has reported more new cases of Covid-19 and the financial hub of Shanghai imposed new restrictions, as the country marked the anniversary of the world’s first coronavirus lockdown in Wuhan city, where the disease emerged in late 2019. The…


ECB reconsidering Lane’s private calls with investors

The European Central Bank is considering whether chief economist Philip Lane should continue to hold private calls with investors after policy meetings, ECB President Christine Lagarde has said.  Lane held private discussions with a select group of economists from the…




Martin and Johnson discuss new virus strain

Taoiseach Micheál Martin and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson have discussed the latest information to emerge about the more virulent strain of Covid-19 that was first identified in the UK.  Mr Martin has expressed concern following suggestions that the variant may…


Navalny supporters head to protests despite crackdown

Russian police detained dozens of protesters as supporters of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny took to the streets following his call to protest against President Vladimir Putin’s rule. Mr Putin’s most vocal domestic critic called for mass rallies after surviving…


Schools seek ‘action not soundbites’ from Department

There is one detail about the exterior of Corpus Christi primary school in Limerick that you don’t notice until it’s pointed out to you. But once you do see it, it is striking. This low one storey building, in the heart of Moyross, is completely exposed. Unlike the vast majority of schools across the…


Covid-19 – We’ve got to get out of this place

Is this the longest January in history? It certainly feels that way. The first month of the year has seen a mixed picture with Covid-19. After the surge in cases, the daily numbers are thankfully beginning to reduce, but only very…



Q&A: Should I book a summer holiday abroad?

While holidays abroad ground to a halt last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many will be hoping to return to the skies at some stage in 2021.  As the vaccine roll out continues across the world, people are becoming…