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King House Connaught Rangers Rooms

King House Connaught Rangers Rooms The Connaught Rangers Exhibition was moved to two rooms upstairs in King House. We have been informed that some items from the original, larger exhibition space are missing and that there has been damage to…

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Mike Castle wrote

Mike Castle wrote “Clive & I were over once again this year, after a two year absence due to Covid. As you know, The Mitchells have very sadly put Abbey House up for sale, and if we are realistic, this…


Boyle Arts Festival 2022 – Opening

Boyle Arts Festival 2022 – Opening Thursday 14th July: Boyle Arts Festival 2022 was launched by Hilary Beirne (Boyle & New York) Pictured are this year’s organising committee with Hilary Beirne on the grounds of King House. Pictured are L-R…


Boyle Darkness Into Light cheque presentation

Boyle Darkness Into Light cheque presentation Boyle Darkness Into Light committee presented a cheque for €10,002.54 to Gerard Tiernan for Pieta. The money was raised from the Darkness Into Light event in May 2022. Committee members present were Melissa Doohan,…


The death has occurred of Michael Mulrennan

The death has occurred of Michael Mulrennan Elphin, Roscommon / Boyle, Roscommon, (25 Windmill Park, Elphin) Formerly of Marian Road, Boyle. 11th July, 2022, peacefully, at home. Predeceased by his parents Patrick and Margaret. Sadly missed by his loving children…


Shane O’Dowd R.I.P.

Shane O’Dowd R.I.P. As a mark of respect in memory of the late Shane O’Dowd (brother of our colleague Michael O’Dowd) the offices of O’Dowd Solicitors LLP will be closed on Friday 15th July 2022 The death has occurred of…


Minister Frank Feighan T.D.

Minister Frank Feighan T.D. Funding of €30,000 to support Co. Roscommon agricultural shows Funding of up to €6,000 is being provided to each show to support them in meeting the costs of putting the shows together – on the back…


Michael Candon R.I.P.

Michael Candon R.I.P. The death has occurred of Michael Candon, Grangebeg, Boyle, Co. Roscommon on 8th of July 2022 peacefully in the loving care of the North West Hospice Sligo. Deeply regretted by his sisters Mary-Leslie and Elizabeth, brother James,…


Dog licences

Dog licences THE DOG WARDEN WILL BE CHECKING DOG LICENCES IN BOYLE & surrounding areas from 1st – 31st July 2022 A dog licence can be bought at the post office or via http://licences.ie 1 licence €20 Lifetime licence €140…


Roscommon Co Council Local Area Plans

Roscommon Co Council Local Area Plans Roscommon County Council intends to commence its review of the existing Roscommon Town Local Area Plan 2014 – 2020 and Boyle Local Area Plan 2015-2021 to prepare a new Local Area Plan for both…


Boyle Arts Festival 2022

Boyle Arts Festival 2022 The 2022 Exhibition will feature 140 Artists in different media, concentrating on painting, sculpture, drawing and photography including: Robert Ballagh, John Behan, Diarmuid Breen, Michael Canning, Sian Costello, Stephen Doyle, Mollie Douthit, Alan Freney, Martin Gale,…


Boyle Celtic AGM 2022

Boyle Celtic AGM 2022 The AGM will be held in the clubhouse on Monday 18th July @ 8.30 pm Due to Covid numbers resurgence, we cannot accommodate the maximum capacity, so we ask that anyone wishing to attend, please contact…


Funday in Lough Key Forest Park

Funday in Lough Key Forest Park Saturday 2nd July: Following a ‘summer shower’, the sun shone brightly as hundreds enjoyed fun and spectacle in Lough Key Forest Park. View Photos >>


Michael Dockery ceremony of remembrance

Michael Dockery ceremony of remembrance There was a ceremony of remembrance on the grounds of the Plunkett Home on Saturday 2nd July at 1pm honouring Brigadier Michael Dockery shot dead close to this location on July 2nd 1920. Relations of Dockery…



Michael Dockery shot dead in Boyle.

Michael Dockery shot dead in Boyle. There will be a ceremony of remembrance on the grounds of the Plunkett Home on Saturday 2nd July at 1pm. Brigadier Michael Dockery commanded the Pro-Treaty Troops in the Workhouse, Boyle (The Plunkett Home…


Center Parcs – June 2022

Center Parcs, June 2022 Center Parcs Longford Forest Holiday Resort is located a few miles from Ballymahon, Co. Longford. We thoroughly enjoyed an end-of-June family holiday there. Grandparents, Parents and Grandchildren agreed that Center Parcs Longford Forest is a magical…





Reprise from May 2014

Reprise from May 2014 Some photos are worth repeating. I set up this still life photo on a small table using two black t-shirts – one on the table and the other behind the objects. Info: 14-54mm Zuiko Kit Lens…




Boyle Arts Festival – Open Art Exhibition

Boyle Arts Festival – Open Art Exhibition Boyle Arts Festival is back in full swing again this year and we are delighted to say that the very popular Open Art Exhibition is going ahead once again. This exhibition is extremely…


Coffee Concert with Lenny Chen

Coffee Concert with Lenny Chen Boyle Arts Festival is delighted to present Lenny Chen in concert at King House on Saturday, July 16th at 11am. Admission includes coffee and tickets are available now on www.boylearts.com or by following this link…


Food Fusion open Wednesday-Sunday for Takeaway/Delivery

Food Fusion open Wednesday-Sunday for Takeaway/Delivery A welcome addition to our Boyle restaurant listings comes the news that ‘Food Fusion’, authentic Indian Restaurant  Takeaway / Delivery is open for Asian Food Takeaways and Delivery, 5pm to 10pm Wednesday through Sunday…





Boyle Arts Festival – GoFundMe Page

Boyle Arts Festival – GoFundMe Page Boyle Arts Festival will return on the 14th of July with a full Festival programme. Headline events can be viewed at www.boylearts.com., and tickets can be purchased and are already selling quickly. The success…



Reprise from May 2014

Reprise from May 2014 Some photos are worth repeating. I set up this still life photo on a small table using two black t-shirts – one on the table and the other behind the objects. Info: 14-54mm Zuiko Kit Lens…


Parochial School, Boyle – teachers

Parochial School, Boyle – teachers Parochial School, Boyle … my neighbours on Military Road, Boyle – Daphne Barden, Mary Carty, Mardette Lynch, Sarah Rice The background image is the school’s beautiful wall mural by Friz   __________________________________________


King House, Boyle / Connaught Rangers

King House, Boyle / Connaught Rangers “We are currently upgrading the Connaught Rangers Exhibition ‘The Devils Own’ with new installations. It is planned the exhibition should be ready by early May. We are really looking forward to this and thank…


Roscommon Co Council Local Area Plans

Roscommon County Council intends to commence its review of the existing Roscommon Town Local Area Plan 2014 – 2020 and Boyle Local Area Plan 2015-2021 to prepare a new Local Area Plan for both towns for the period 2023 –…


Visual Arts at Boyle Arts Festival 2022

Visual Arts at Boyle Arts Festival 2022 By Brendan McGee The Boyle Arts Festival and Visual Arts Exhibition will be officially opened by Hilary Beirne in King House on Thursday July 14th at 8pm. The evening will be celebrated with…



The Mulligan Sisters in Concert

The Mulligan Sisters in Concert The Mulligan Sisters, Mary, and Aideen with their piano accompanist Pádhraic Ó Cúinneagáin sang and played to a full house audience in beautiful King House on Saturday 28th May 2022. During the interval, local lady…


Picnic In The Courtyard

Picnic In The Courtyard The sun shone and hundreds enjoyed the Discover Boyle, (Una Bhan) well-planned Picnic In The Courtyard. Patrons thoroughly enjoyed two quite different live music performances as well as onsite food stalls. Cathal Roche’s Jazz “Postcards From…



Sheerin’s Drapery, St. Patrick Street, Boyle

Sheerin’s Drapery, St. Patrick Street, Boyle Sheerin’s Drapery on St. Patrick Street will close for the last time this coming weekend, Friday/Saturday 13th/14th May.  Following many years of trusted service, Geraldine has decided to retire from business. For 17 years…


Mary Ryan R.I.P.

Mary Ryan R.I.P. Mary Ryan R.I.P. Died peacefully on her 91st birthday, after a short illness, at the Northwest Hospice, Sligo. Predeceased by her beloved husband Paddy (Ryans Pharmacy), parents Jack and Jane, brother John, sisters-in-law Claire Cronin, Agnes Ryan,…


Martin Higgins R.I.P.

Martin Higgins R.I.P. The death has occurred of Martin Higgins, 90 years old, former Ambulance Driver and Funeral Director, 29 Marian Road, Boyle, Co. Roscommon on the 18th of May 2022 peacefully at his home. Predeceased by his loving wife…


Follow The Tune – King House

Follow The Tune – King House Wednesday May 18th to Saturday May 21st in King House, Boyle. Presented by Artscope Follow the Tune will follow and present the cultural footprint of the music and song of the area of North…



Mary McDonagh (née Egan) R.I.P.

Mary McDonagh (née Egan) R.I.P. MaryMcDonagh (née Egan), Portmarnock and formerly of Boyle, Co. Roscommon. 6th May 2022. Peacefully, in the care of Beaumont Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of Jim. Very sadly missed by her loving…


John Fry R.I.P.

John Fry R.I.P. John’s funeral will arrive at The Church of Ireland, Green Street, Boyle, for Funeral Service on Thursday, 5th May, at 12 noon. A private cremation will take place thereafter. May He Rest In Eternal Peace


Follow The Tune – King House

Follow The Tune – King House Wednesday May 18th to Saturday May 21st in King House, Boyle, Co Roscommon Presented by Artscope Follow the Tune will follow and present the cultural footprint of the music and song of the area…


Boyle Arts Festival 2022

Tickets for Boyle Arts Festival on sale from May 3rd. By Brendan McGee Tickets for a selection of the main events at Boyle Arts Festival 2022 go on sale from Tuesday May 3rd at 10am. They can only be purchased…


Boyle Angling – Easter Pike Competition

POOL PRIZE The Pool Prize of €200, the winner is No 239 Paddy Sharkey with a fish weighing 21lb 3oz. SATURDAY PRIZES The 5 winners of €100 apiece are as follows No 108 Sean Kelly with a fish weighing 14lb…


Renovation works at Boyle Garda station

Renovation works at Boyle Garda station Renovation works at Boyle Garda station are due to commence on Monday 28th March 2022. It is expected that these works will be completed in approximately 12 weeks. • As a result a temporary…


Abbey Haven Care Centre & Nursing Home Limited

Abbey Haven Care Centre & Nursing Home Limited   Full-Time Position Vacant   Experienced Health Care Assistants (QQI Level 5) Applicants must have QQI level 5 qualification in Healthcare Support   To Apply: Send Curriculum Vitae with Covering letter. (No telephone calls) to,…


Happy 90th Birthday Patsy Quinn

Happy 90th Birthday Patsy Quinn 16th March 1932, Boyle resident Patrick V. Quinn was born. Patsy was and is a man ahead of his time and did more for Boyle than most during his 90 years. His Nire factory on…


Maureen Buckley R.I.P.

Maureen Buckley R.I.P. The death has occurred of Maureen Buckley (nee McGlynn) Southgate, London, and formerly Ballinultha, Boyle on Feb 28th 2022. Predeceased by her husband Tom and her son Adrian, her brothers Padraig, Eamon, Michael, and sister Philomena Finn….


Rosemary White R.I.P.

Rosemary White R.I.P. The death has occurred of Rosemary White, Hendra, Leam, Boyle, Co.Roscommon peacefully at her home Saturday the 26th of February 2022. Deeply regretted by her loving sons Tristan and Kelvin. Rosemary’s remains will leave Higgins and Sons…



Rising star Lennie Chen

Rising star Lennie Chen Lenny Chen from Boyle is achieving Royal Irish Academy of Music (RIAM) awards as a pianist of exceptional ability, following his recent performances in Dublin. Lennie is son of Lennie Chen and Jamie Jin, Mill Road,…



A favourite sculpture

A favourite sculpture This beautiful crucifixion sculpture graced the new St. Joseph’s Church sanctuary for a short while.  Together with the green-poled globe lights, it was removed. The sculpture was located in the Convent of Mercy’s Chapel for a time…


Energy Prices to soar

Energy Prices to soar An “astronomical” increase in the cost of domestic energy announced by one of the State’s leading providers will be replicated by other companies, consumers have been warned. The Government expressed “strong concern” at the move by Bord…


Mary Anne ‘MIMI’ Scheib-Hatfield R.I.P.

Mary Anne ‘MIMI’ Scheib-Hatfield R.I.P. The death has occurred of Mary Anne ‘MIMI’ Scheib-Hatfield, peacefully, at her home in Corrigeenroe, Co. Roscommon, March 7th 2022, formerly of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Rathmines, Dublin, in the loving care of the wonderful Roscommon…


Cloonloo N.S. Green School Day of Action

Cloonloo N.S. Green School Day of Action On Tuesday 22nd of February Cloonloo N.S, held our Green School Day of Action. It was Fair Trade Fortnight from the 21st February to the 6th March so we had a Global Citizenship…



Helen Feighan R.I.P.

Helen Feighan R.I.P. 95-year-old Helen died in the Plunkett Home, Boyle. Helen was a dear friend, gentlest of ladies and mother of Minister Frank Feighan T.D., Jim Feighan & Tony Feighan • Helen Feighan (née Feely), Mc Donagh’s Newsagents, Boyle….





Feighan – Abbey Community College

Feighan – Abbey Community College The Minister of State Frank Feighan TD has been informed by his colleague Norma Foley TD, Minister for Education that funding has been granted to Abbey Community College, Boyle. The extension details comprise of 2…









Road Safety Notice – Seat Belts

Over Quarter of drivers and passengers killed on Irish roads in 2021 were not wearing a seat belt.   –          27%* of fatalities were not wearing seat belt in 2021 –          10%* of those seriously injured between 2017 to 2020 not wearing…




Ali Tech Repairs & Netcafe

Ali Tech Repairs & Netcafe OPENING MONDAY 21st FEBRUARY on Bridge Street in the former Margaret’s Cafe. Ali, formerly trading on Elphin Street, offers a wide range of services including repairs and sales of phones and ancillaries as well as…



Boyle Community Tennis Club’s new website

Boyle Community Tennis Club’s new website Boyle Community Tennis Club’s new website is live – you can find it here – https://ti.clubspark.com/BoyleCommunityTennisClub/ The new site is a one-stop-shop where you can find all club information, details of coaching, social events, etc….


Des McGonigle R.I.P.

Des McGonigle R.I.P. Des McGonigle, Cleen, Knockvicar, Boyle, Co. Roscommon, formerly Clones Co. Monaghan, February 12th 2022, peacefully, in the tender care of the staff at St. Vincent’s Hospital, and surrounded by his devoted wife and family. Pre-deceased by his…


Sailing in Rockingham Bay 12th February

Sailing in Rockingham Bay 12th February IUSA, Irish University Sailing Association’s event was a tough one for competitors who had to contend with different wind conditions and heavy rain showers. View Photos >>



Sports Capital Grants announced for Co.Roscommon

Sports Capital Grants announced for Roscommon • Minister Feighan welcomes funding for 34 Clubs • Boyle Celtic FC Synthetic Pitch Development 137,022 Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin T.D. and Minister of State for the…



“Town Centre First” Policy

New ‘Town Centre First’ Policy will revitalise towns in Roscommon – Feighan   Local communities and businesses in County to be supported in revitalising towns and villages through tools and supports Targeted funding for the regeneration of towns and to…





New support scheme for music industry – Feighan

New support scheme for music industry – Feighan Local TD and Minister of State, Frank Feighan is encouraging people in Roscommon to apply for the 2022 strand of the Music and Entertainment Business Assistance Scheme (MEBAS). Feighan said, “Performers and…