Wednesday, September 30, 2015

McAleese Collection

photo: Mary McAleese 2010 ©

McAleese Collection at King House being launched on Oct 16th will prove to be major visitor attraction. Roscommon/South Leitrim Fine Gael TD, Frank Feighan, has said the McAleese Collection to be launched on Friday, October 16th at King House will prove to be a major visitor attraction for Boyle.

"President Mary McAleese has donated more than 60 gifts to the State she received during her 14 years in office. Many of those items were presented by Heads of State from around the world, including Barack Obama and Yasser Arafat. To have some of these presentations now on permanent display at King House in Boyle will certainly prove to be a major attraction for visitors at home and abroad. Undoubtedly, the collection will enhance the visitor experience at King House.

I’m delighted to have been able help to secure this McAleese collection for Boyle and I would like to sincerely thank staff at Roscommon County Council and at King House for their work in organising this wonderful showcase." Contact: Deputy Feighan, (086) 833 1234

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Boyle Greenway

September 23rd 2015

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny turning the sod on the new Boyle Greenway project last year.

Contract to construct new boardwalk for Boyle Greenway to be awarded shortly

Roscommon/South Leitrim TD, Frank Feighan, has said that the contract to construct a boardwalk linking Knockvicar and Lough Key Forest Park as part of the new Boyle Greenway will be awarded shortly.

“This boardwalk is part of the first phase of the overall project and will form a significant part of the greenway, which will be both a cycleway and walkway.

“I understand that the contract to construct this boardwalk development, linking the Knockvicar area to Lough Key Forest Park, will be awarded by the end of the month.

“I was delighted last year to help secure €400,000 funding for the whole greenway project which will also provide for a cycle link between Lough Key Forest Park and the town of Boyle.

“Part of the plan is to integrate the cycle route with popular boating holidays on the River Shannon which the route crosses at three locations.

 “I have no doubt that the Boyle Greenway will unlock the tourism potential of smaller villages along the route such as Knockvicar and Keadue along with developing links to the Arigna Mining Experience.

"Cycling tourism is big business globally and we have seen the huge economic impact that the Mayo Greenway has had on the local economy. The Boyle Greenway is clear proof of how these projects can open rural Ireland to more visitors, boost local economies and generate local jobs."