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The Second Gatehouse

‘Better late than never’, it is good to hear that ‘Behind closed doors’ talks are in progress with unnamed locals and Coillte with a view to restoring ‘The Second Gate’ into lough Key Forest Park, and the future for this…


Roscommon Herald 19th April

This week’s articles of particular interest to readers in the Boyle region of north Co Roscommon. Page 1: “Response times for ambulance critical.” 63,89% of ambulances in the Roscommon, Galway, Mayo area reached patients in cardiac or respiratory arrest wiithin…


Thank you from Boyle Christmas Lights Crew

The Good Friday Quiz organising crew thank all who made the Bright Sparks Quiz-in aid of Boyle’s Christmas Lights, such an enjoyable night. To all the teams who participated, and all those that couldn’t attend but contributed so generously, to…


“If I was in the GPO we would have Won”

Catherine Simon wrote: Interviews from cast director and writer of “If I was in the GPO we would have Won” will air TODAY Mon 18 April at 6.30pm on Channel 191 – Roscommon County Matters & will also be available…


Handsome Jack

Cartoon-style graphics will be a regular feature here on realboyle.com in future … like them or loathe them as you choose, but as the song says “Don’t shoot the piano player” 🙂


What to do in your garden this week

What to do in your garden this week Let’s kickstart the week with gardening advice: Need some advice? Ask Gerry! Gerry Daly, Ireland’s leading gardening expert, has compiled vast amounts of know-how on the Garden.ie website. ‘What to do NOW‘ is a…


Spring temperatures on the rise

“It will be quite cold today but temperatures will improve by the middle of the week, especially in the west and north west which will fare best this week,” said Met Éireann forecaster Jean Byrne.






Role Skillnet Cookery Course 2016

Hats Off to Role Skillnet Cookery Course Participants March/April 2016 Friday 15th April: 14 ‘students’ were presented with their certificates for completing their recent Role Skillnet Foundation Cookery Course


Boyle GAA “Cash For Clobber”

Don’t forget that the Club is currently holding a “Cash for Clobber” collection. We want sealed bags of old clothes (clean clothes), old footwear and mobile phones-separate bags for footwear and mobiles). The proceeds will go towards purchase of new…


Installation at Mockmoyne / Chapel Street

Following ground works completed in 2014 for a new installation at the Mockmoyne / Chapel Street junction, the concrete plinths will soon support the old Blackstone Single Fly-Wheel engine that generated Stewarts DC electric power for Boyle until ESB AC…


Lough Key Forest Park 16th April

Lough Key Forest Park looking beautiful as always Saturday 16th April The Moylurg Tower offers a unique opportunity to view and appreciate the beauty of the surrounding area. Without the tower we would not have this opportunity. While opinions were divided…


Lough Keel Scout Camp, 16th April

[soliloquy id=”2790″] Lough Keel Scout Camp is such a wonderful facility right here on our doorstep. While there this afternoon I chatted with leaders Trevor, Áine and Derek who told me that the many Lough Keel County youngsters present were being…


Boyle GAA Feile Team 2016

[soliloquy id=”2781″] Cooney Motors, Boyle are sponsors of the Boyle GAA under u14 Feile team to compete in the competition in Mallow, Co Cork on the 24th, 25th, & 26th June. photos: Tony Conboy






Let’s Live in Roscommon

Despite being landlocked, the picturesque county of Roscommon is home to an extraordinary offering of lakes and water-based sports activities. Traditional craft and heritage, sports and agriculture all play an important part in the story of the proud Rossies, as…



Boyle GAA Fixtures + Lotto

Friday 15th The National Automation Limited minors play Western Gaels in the Division 3 League in Frenchpark, at 7pm. Sunday 17th The U-12 Division 1 and 4 teams were scheduled to play Padraig Pearses in Woodmount. These matches have been…


Tour of Exhibition at King House

Barry Feely will give a guided tour of ‘For the Record’ on Thursday 21st April at 11.30am. During this free talk/tour, Barry will take people around the exhibition he curated with the Boyle Old IRA Commemorative Committee for the Roscommon…


Tony Conboy – update 15th April

Topics this week : Still no Government: The Irish Senate and Dr. Martin Daly : Roscommon in Croke Park : Mixed Martial Arts : Sports Fixtures : Ash for Hurleys : The Masters (golf) Always entertaining, ever observant, Tony Conboy writes…


Boyle Tennis Club

Boyle Tennis Club delivered a free tennis blitz at Abbey Community College last Friday for all first and second year students to launch the new ‘Tennis for Health & Wellbeing’ Secondary School Initiative. Following on from this blitz Boyle Tennis…


Fryers Indian & Fastfood Takeaway

Sayed said “We are fully open for business and delighted live here in Boyle. We serve the town and surrounding areas with our wide range of Tasty Indian Food Meals as well as food from our extensive Fastfood Pizza & Takeaway…



Tenant Rent Supplement Advertisements

Question Are advertisements  saying that landlords won’t accept tenants getting Rent Supplement allowed? Answer Equality legislation applies to lettings and accommodation. The Equal Status Acts 2000-2015 ban certain kinds of discrimination. Know Your Rights: Boyle Citizens Information Centre provides a…


The Anton Savage Show – Boyle Friday 29th

The hugely popular Today FM, Anton Savage Show will broadcast live from Lough Key Forest Park on Friday 29th, 9am-12pm. Programme researchers tell me the guest list is now complete and will include some very well-known personalities. Full details on how…


Curlew Walkers – next Sunday

Logo © Sean O’Dowd The next meeting of the Curlew Walkers club will take place on Sunday 17th April, meeting on the Crescent, Boyle at 9am. The walk will take place at Benwiskin and Benbullben and will be a Climb/…


Naughten encourages applications for Defence Forces

Local TD Denis Naughten is encouraging all those who are interested in a career in the Defence Forces to apply on line as soon as possible. The Defence Forces plan to recruit just over 600 general service personnel to the Permanent…



Marians ‘Top Shelf’ layouts

New realboyle feature – Boyle Trader Displays – Boyle traders excel with window and instore displays. This week I took photos in Marians Fashions, Bridge Street, and concentrated on the excellent ‘Top Shelf’ displays … Log in frequently to realboyle.com…




Roscommon Herald 12th April

This week’s articles of particular interest to readers in the Boyle region of north Co Roscommon. Page 1: Denis Naughten TD warns 50% chance of a new General Election Page 2: Christina McHugh: “Debating the future of rural Ireland” “We…




Congratulations to Corrigeenroe N.S.

Louise Lavin wrote: I would be grateful if you could please send congratulations to Bernie Lyons and her senior quiz team of: Niamh Brogan, Finn Doherty, Matthew Lawlor, Eoin O’Gara – a huge congratulations for coming 3rd in the All-Ireland…




Gerry Byrne R.I.P.

The death has occurred of Gerry Byrne, formerly Ardcarne, Boyle, peacefully in Castlebar General Hospital. Gerry will be remembered fondly and with great respect as a leading house and building painter in the area. Funeral arrangements: Reposing in Mahon’s Funeral…


Ciaran Emmett Sessions

Pic 1: Pictured at the presentation of funds raised during the recent “Ciaran Emmett Sessions” weekend to Mayo / Roscommon Hospice are Francis Gaffney, Ann Conboy, Mandy Toolan, Peggy Feely and Gerry Morris Pic courtesy of Joe Kennedy  Pictured at the…



Richard McGee R.I.P.

With deep regret we note the death of one of Boyle most highly regarded residents, Richard (Dick) McGee, Bridge Street. Our friend passed on at 6.30am today Sunday 10th April. Peacefully at Drumderrig Nursing Home. Pre-deceased by his wife Berry….



Boyle GAA Weekend Fixtures

Saturday April 9th: U-12 Division One | Boyle v St. Ciarans, Abbey Park, 12 noon Sunday April 10th: Ladies U-16 Championship | St. Barry’s v Boyle (postponed) Monday April 11th (changed from Sunday) Ladies U-12 League, Boyle v Kilglass Gaels, Abbey Park, 7pm


Circus Corvinni 2016

Circus Corvinni is entertaining audiences in Boyle this weekend (Friday, Saturday 5pm, Sunday 3pm) . I attended their self-professed “Circus as it should be” last night, Friday 8th April, and enjoyed the excellence of the acts and general good-old professionalism of…









Andrea Bocelli & Zucchero – Miserere

When words fail, there must be a reason. Sometimes it is because something very special enters your headspace, and it will never be better than this … please listen to the entire piece


Why can’t they? #1

Why can’t they attach some kind of inflatable thingy to the undersides of aircraft so that the planes cannot sink when they hit the sea? Kinda like airbags in cars … or fire retro-rockets for planes to descend slowly if…


James (Jimmy) QUEENAN R.I.P.

The death has occurred of James (Jimmy) Queenan, Chasefield, Cloonloo, Boyle. James is deeply mourned and lovingly remembered by his brother John-Joe, cousins, extended family, neighbours and friends. Reposing at Mahon’s Funeral Home, Boyle, on Friday evening from 6pm. Removal…




P.J. Hernon, Jnr. Davey & Sarah Egan

A little encouragement goes a long way! Sarah Egan from the parish of Eastersnow, Co. Roscommon is invited to play a gentle session with the mighty P.J. Hernon & Jnr Davey  


Living related kidney transplant

Bernie wrote: Hi Sean myself and my daughter Rebecca recorded an interview with rte2 teen program two-tube today about our living related kidney transplant from 6 years ago. It’s due to broadcast Thursday 7th April at 5.45pm



Circus in Boyle – venue changed

The Corvinni Circus is in Boyle at the moment. Performances in the ‘Results Gym’ Car Park on Carrick Road Friday 8th, 7pm : Saturday 9th, 5pm and Sunday 10th at 3pm 


Merle Haggard R.I.P.

Merle Haggard was one of my musical heroes R.I.P. “Merle Haggard, the grizzled country music legend whose songs, such as “Okie from Muskogee” and “Fightin’ Side of Me,” made him a voice for the workingman and the outsider, has died….


An Craoibhín – Full Irish Breakfast

As previously flagged here on realboyle.com, I am slowly assembling a photo album of Full Irish Breakfasts available in the area. When ‘eating out’ is your choice, the Full Irish Breakfast cannot be beaten for value! When complete, I will…



Boyle – BOI Enterprise Town 2016 – Fashion Show

Friday 1st April, Boyle Sports Complex. Completing the day’s Bank of Ireland Enterprise town initiative we enjoyed a splendid Fashion Show of seasonal wears from Marians Fashions, Magees Fashion Shop, Aidan Ray Menswear and Boles of Boyle. Our local models…


Ardcarne Remembers 1913-23

Ardcarne Remembers 1913-23 : 29th April – 1st May 2016 The Ardcarne Remembers Committee has organised commemorative weekend events to take place from April 29 to May 2, 2016 in the Crossna Community Centre, Cleen Hall, Knockvicar. Venues: Crossna Church (Friday…


Boyle Camera Club Exhibition

Boyle Camera Club will present an exhibition of award winning colour and black and white images at The Dock Gallery, Carrick-on-Shannon from Thursday 14th April. The exhibition will run until 14th May. Gratitude to Visionary Photography, Boyle for printing and…


Know Your Rights – Census 2016

Question Can you explain how the census works? Do I have to complete the form? Answer The Census of Population counts every person who is in the State on a particular date. It establishes the size of the population in…


MK Financial – Hot Topic #6

Hot Topic #6: Pension Opportunities for Company Directors Many business people are still not aware of the financial benefits arising from pension legislation.


Boyle Chamber Lotto Results, Monday April 4th 2016

Boyle Chamber Lotto Results, Monday April 4th 2016 • Number drawn: 4, 5, 9, 10 • Match Three winners: E. Coleman, P. Battles • Jackpot winner: None • Thank you to all who support the draw Next draw Monday April…


David M Byrne Blog

David M Byrne aka Dave Byrne One Man Show is expanding – no, not girthwise” – but into the welcoming realm of the blogosphere. He tells us he will write “A weekly journal of my own thoughts, observations, musings and…


IF I WAS IN THE GPO WE WOULD HAVE WON

IF I WAS IN THE GPO WE WOULD HAVE WON written & directed by Catherine Sheridan “As nationalist fever swells to a bloody climax with the revolution of Easter 1916 in Dublin. The conflict divides the city and her people,…


Royal Hotel – For Auction

Property formerly known as, The Royal Hotel, Bridge Street, Boyle, Co. Roscommon for Sale at Auction, on 28/04/2016 Lot No. 101 • RESERVE RANGE €90,000 – €110,000 For further information please call Gillian Earley on 01 637 5547 or email gillian.earley@allsopireland.ie


Boyle – BOI Enterprise Town

Bank of Ireland held its Boyle – Enterprise Town initiative on Friday 1st April in Boyle Sports Complex with special guest John Giles. The well-attended event featured stalls from local businesses, clubs and organisations with a mandate to provide a…



Roscommon Herald 5th April

This week’s articles of particular interest to readers in the Boyle region of north Co Roscommon. Page 1: “…the constant rain left Hyde Park unplayable for Roscommon’s clash with Dublin on Sunday” Page 2: Herald Editor Christina McHugh “But it…


INTERCONNECTIONS

“INTERCONNECTIONS” – a celebration of woven tapestry from Scotland and Ireland in association with Roscommon Lamb Festival You are invited to The Opening Reception Wednesday April 27th at 6.30pm : Guest Speaker Ms Theresa McKenna NCAD Exhibition continues until May 2nd…


Paschal Mullany R.I.P.

Paschal Mullany (Carrick Road, Boyle, Co. Roscommon and formerly of Bridge Street, Boyle) – April 3, 2016, predeceased by his sons John and Barry, his sister May and brother Paddy; deeply regretted by his loving wife Moya, son Charles, daughter…



Boyle Community Games – Art & Handwriting

The Boyle Community Games Art & Handwriting takes place on Saturday, 9th April from 4 – 6pm in Resource Centre, Boyle. The Art is open to all children aged over 6 years and under 16 years on 31 July 2016…



Organ Donor Awareness Week

Organ Donor Awareness Week 2016, 2nd to 9th April. Organ recipients: Gina Lenehan (heart transplant) Paddy O’Mahoney (lung recipient) Gordon Ryan (double lung recipient) Local man Gordon Ryan received a double lung transplant in 2013 as a consequence of Cystic…


Bridie Cregg R.I.P.

The death has occurred of Bridie CREGG (née Tansey) Ballymore, Boyle,  Peacefully at Drumderrig Nursing Home, Boyle. Predeceased by her husband Michael Francis and her son Eugene. Sadly missed by her sons and daughters. Padraig (Dublin), Mary (Boyle), Eamon (Ballinasloe), Sadie…


What to do in your garden this week

What to do in your garden this week Let’s kickstart the week with gardening advice: Need some advice? Ask Gerry! Gerry Daly, Ireland’s leading gardening expert, has compiled vast amounts of know-how on the Garden.ie website. ‘What to do NOW‘ is a…


Litter on Boyle River and Canal

Ger & Mary wrote on April 2nd: “We saved and saved and at the start of April we eventually headed off on our dream holiday, a hired cruiser on Lough Key. The weather – pretty awful, but the scenery and…


Tennis Coaching in Boyle

Coaching for children will start again on Tuesday April 5th from 4pm to 5pm. This course is for 5 weeks at a cost of €30 which will include membership until March 2017. Enquiries please to Noreen on 087 657 3046.


They Dared To Challenge

‘They Dared To Challenge’ Book Launch Friday 1st April, King House, the Long Gallery was full for the launch and book signing of Barry Feely’s latest book “They Dared To Challenge” – the of the Troubles in the provincial town of…



Taoist Tai Chi arts

Improve Your Health Improve Your Health with Taoist Tai Chi arts. Health benefits include:- improved circulation, reduced stress, improved balance & posture, increased strength & flexibility. • New Beginner Classes (First class is free) start on Monday 4th April 7pm-8.15pm…


Boyle Anglers Cheque Presentation

Boyle & District Angling Club presented a cheque for 1,567 to the Doireann Martin Fund today (Saturday 2nd April). Pictured above are Tom Commons, Christina Mitchell, Anne Marie Burke-Cogan, Tyrone Martin, Derrick Winter and Jane Suffin Doireann Martin is five…


King House staff, 2016 season

(L-R) Michael Burke, Richard Gallagher, Mary Lavin, Tommy Egan (Manager) Martina Regan King House staff with Anita Moran, Roscommon Co Co Health & Safety Officer (third from right)


Boyle – Bank of Ireland Enterprise Town 2016

“Before The Deluge” Bank Of Ireland is delighted to announce that the ‘Enterprise town initiative’ will run today in Boyle Sports Complex. Various planned activities that will take place over through the evening 4pm-8.30pm. Log in tomorrow for photographs. All…


Three nuns go to heaven

Three nuns die and go to heaven. St. Peter says to them “These days you have to pass a test to get into heaven.” Peter asks the first nun, “Who was the first man on earth?” “Adam” answers the first…


The Good Deed

A guy is at the pearly gates, waiting to be admitted, and St. Peter says, “I can’t see that you did anything really good in your life but, you never did anything bad either and if you can tell me…


Paddy The Pilot

Aer Lingus Flight 101 was flying from Heathrow into Dublin Airport one night, with Paddy the Pilot, and Mick the co-pilot. “B’jeesus” said Paddy “Will you look at how short that runway is”. “You’re not kiddin, Paddy, this is gonna…