€1.8m injection for Boyle town centre

Boyle town centre has received a significant funding boost this week with the announcement of €1.8 million under the Rural Development Fund towards the development of the King House Cultural Quarter.

The project is the next step in realising the Boyle Framework Plan, which is focussed on town centre living, economic and tourism development in the centre of the historic town.

The project is expected to cost €2,081,000 in total with Government funding of €1,872,900.

Local Fine Gael TD, Frank Feighan, welcomed the funding as a significant boost for the revival of Boyle for retail, tourism and culture.

“I want to thank Roscommon County Council Chief Executive Eugene Cummins and his teams for their application.

“I want to also acknowledge Minister Heather Humphreys department for selecting this project. Boyle is my home town and I am thrilled and honoured to be in a position to welcome more central Government funding for town regeneration following Minister Humphreys’ announcement around the development of the former Royal Hotel last autumn.

“I wish to also acknowledge the local Boyle Town Team and the many community activists who are working hard in a voluntary capacity to promote and re-develop the town,” he said.

The Chairman of the Boyle Municipal Area, Cllr. Liam Callaghan also said he was delighted with the announcement which would “transform the King House Cultural Quarter.