Castlecoote native, Tony Conboy is a local historian with a particular interest in Boyle and of course in his native county of Roscommon. Educated at Roscommon CBS and University College Galway. He graduated in History, English and Archaeology. As a teacher in St. Mary’s College in Boyle since 1972, he immersed himself in many local community activities, especially the GAA and was Editor of the award winning History of the GAA in County Roscommon, in 1990.
He was involved as secretary of the committee responsible for the memorable return to Boyle in 1988, of the actress Maureen O’Sullivan.
Tony has edited a number of publications and contributed to local history journals, newspapers and blogs down the years. Boyle is now the place for which he has a great regard and enthusiasm. This will be demonstrated on this walk of approximately 90 minutes, which will draw attention to elements of the town that local people may have passed with regularity but not really focused on. For visitors, it will give insights into the long and colourful history of Mainistir na Buille, located as it is at this strategic location on the Boyle river between Loughs Gara and Cé, in the shadow of the Curlieu Hills.