Town working for better times ahead
Published 21/02/2016 | 02:30
Buds of regeneration are beginning to blossom in the scenic north Roscommon town of Boyle.
The newly formed Town Team, a Roscommon County Council-led initiative, has placed window graphics of local beauty spots in derelict buildings, powerwashed town monuments and funded shrubs for the 2016 Tidy Towns campaign.
They also funded a 'shop local' campaign, organised the inaugural 'Fall in Love with Boyle' weekend, commenced phase one of a CCTV system for the town and are working on the establishment of a Greenway from Lough Key Forest Park to the town.
Town Team chairman Brian Nerney said: "Boyle is very much alive and open for business. We have a number of fine restaurants and cafes with an emphasis on local produce, a bustling Farmers' Market, vibrant, friendly pubs and a quality of life in one of the most scenic areas of Ireland that is the envy of many."
Brian said the Town Team, in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce, was working closely with the local authority in order to eradicate the dereliction that has blighted so many rural towns like Boyle.
"The economic boost that is evident on the east coast has not hit Boyle just yet but savvy investors have seen the opportunities in commercial and residential property."
The town's new information website, Boyletm.ie, was launched last week with funding assistance from Boyle Town Team.