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Say hello to Sabrina Brady

Sabrina Brady

Sabrina is the Tourism Development & Marketing Officer with Úna Bhán Tourism. Based in the offices of Boyle Craft Shop, Sabrina has the pleasant task of supporting, promoting and enhancing tourism in Boyle and its hinterland. Quoting Sabrina, she says “I love what I do, especially now with the current focus being placed on the region by Fáilte Ireland and their latest campaign for the midlands, ‘Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands’. We have so much to offer our visitors and can shout it from the roof tops. I am really passionate about providing a service to visitors and tourism providers which enhances and sustains their business and experiences. I want our Tourism Providers to feel truly supported and given every opportunity to develop their products. I also want our visitors to have a quality experience that leaves a lasting impression”.
• Sabrina developed ‘The Kings Trail’ which was launched last summer – a theatrical heritage bus tour to tourist sites in the county. If you would like further info on the tour please contact Sabrina on 071 966 3033.

Say Hello to Jim McGrath


Boyle residents and those from farther afield will know and hold Jim McGrath with great respect and affection as proprietor of the very popular local restaurant ‘The Stairs Gastro Pub’ on The Crescent, Boyle.
Since its opening in September 2018, The Stairs Gastro Pub has developed a reputation for “delicious food” and “friendly staff”. Boasting a new menu, The Stairs is now open for evening meals from 5pm, Thursdays through Mondays and lunches Saturday / Sunday from 12.30pm. The Stairs can be booked for other events outside normal hours ; birthdays, communions, confirmations, parties and all special occasions. Please call (071) 966 2405

Say Hello to Jamie Jin

Jamie Jin came to Boyle 5 years ago (2014) and since then with her chef husband Lennie has operated one of Boyle’s favourite restaurants, the Tai Chi Court Chinese on Bridge Street. During her years here Jamie has endeared herself to customers and become a supporter of many local causes including Darkness Into Light, Boyle GAA and attends our Musicals, Arts Festival and many more events.
Tai Chi Court is open seven days from 5pm and offers employment to a number of locals for front of house and home delivery services. Meats and vegetables are sourced locally while traditional sauces are created inhouse whenever possible from purchases at Boyle stores.
While the Tai Chi offers a wide variety of tasty, beautifully presented menu choices, Chef Lennie will happily create an off-menu meal for you.


Say hello to John Mulligan

John Mulligan

John Mulligan is a valued friend of mine. Readers will be familiar with John as my ‘comrade author’ and inspirational text source for our ‘Toon Team’ cartoons [here…]
Currently John is managing the May EU election campaign for MEP Mairead McGuiness
John is from Boyle and visits the town regularly. John enjoys a career as an author, businessman, Roscommon Herald columnist, song lyricist, world traveller and Human Rights activist

Say hello to Philippa Breheny


Philippa Breheny is a popular, expert hairdresser who has been serving a discerning clientele in Boyle for 19 years. Philippa has relocated her business to a prominent location and thanks mostly to her husband John for renovations, has a beautifully modern salon on Main Street.
Bookings are advisable, so please call 086 375 7680

Say Hello to Alison Clarke O’Shaughnessy

Alison Clarke O'Shaughnessy

Discerning Diners in Boyle Restaurants will immediately recognise Alison from Clarke’s Bar & Restaurant on St. Patrick Street. Clarke’s cater for all occasions : Christenings, Communions, Confirmations and will be delighted to cater for your special occasion. For lunches and evening meals Clarke’s Bar & Restaurant proudly guarantee Friendly Service and Quality Home Cooked Food. Please call for full information – 071 966 2064

Say hello to Dorothy Shannon

Dorothy Shannon

Visit King House Tea Rooms where Dorothy guarantees a warm and friendly welcome. Cooked to order Breakfasts as well as lunch menu items are served daily with lots of tasty options to choose from as well as sandwiches, wraps and delicious homemade cakes.
Dorothy chooses only the highest quality, local, fresh produce from suppliers including Croghan and Knockvicar Organic Gardens, Gannons Poultry and the Art of Coffee.

Say hello to Anna Robertson

Anna Robertson

Anna is your sales rep at the Úna Bhán Craft Shop on the grounds of King House. A happy smiling demeanure comes naturally to Anna and guarantees you a warm welcome to the Úna Bhán Craft Shop.
Recently Anna sought articles and produced a gorgeous booklet “Mná na Búille” (Women of Boyle), available now in the Úna Bhán Craft Shop … memories and stories of twenty women from the area … how they socialised, met their partners and how their lives led them through marriage and rearing families.

Say hello to Rita MeehanRita Meehan

Rita operates her ‘Well Balanced Holistic Centre’ with a team of health and wellbeing practitioners off Bridge Street, Boyle (formerly the Enhance Health & Beauty premises). Call for information and bookings: 086 856 0058. Details to follow …

Say hello to Erita O’Carroll

Erita opened her Nails and Beauty Boutique in September 2018 and has since developed a prized reputation in the competitive Nails and Beauty business.