Exhibitions & Art Trail

Castle Island Tales: Sights and Sounds

Is there magic right here, hiding
In the air and all around?
What’s seen with new eyes, inviting
tales to grow up from the ground?

Sights: In this installation, Fregoli Theatre Company invites you to let your imagination roam around your own familiar geography. Using images from the locality, a window of fun and fantasy comes to the town of Boyle. Inspired by the captivating magic of McDermott’s Castle, this installation wonders
“how much magic could be right in front of us…and do we wish to let it in”.



Soak up the magic of tales yet to be told, set in places you thought you knew everything about.
This audio production invites audience members to dream beyond what you know about your locality and stumble upon new fairytales in old places. Re-imagine local landmarks as the settings of fantastical tales, exploring themes of home and adventure. Dream beyond what you know about your locality and stumble upon new fairytales in old places.
Created as part of Fregoli Theatre Company’s 2021 residency at Roscommon Arts Centre and supported by the Arts Council of Ireland

Exhibition of paintings by Malachy Costello,

The Crescent, Boyle, (beside McGee’s Jewellers) 5th-14th  August.

A contributor to the main festival exhibition on several occasions,  Malachy Costello has held solo exhibitions of his work in the town during the festival over the past number of years.

This year he is showing a selection of paintings in the former Kelly’s supermarket adjacent to McGee’s Jewellers, on the Crescent.

His practice is primarily landscape based and he has exhibited widely over the past 30 years, including the RHA annual, RUA, Eigse, among others.

His work is included in many public and private collections in Ireland and abroad.

Susan Mannion

Within Our Grasp

“What a strange times” was the most common thing I heard during this COVID-19 period. I kept a written and visual diary of what people have said to me, their feelings, triumphs, sadness and loneliness expressed in this time. I have recorded my own feelings too, frustrations and celebrations as the artworld changed. I wanted the opportunity to create a new artwork based on these experiences, paying tribute to the people of my town, their resilience and community spirit in such adverse times. I created a large-scale artwork, 2m x 1m, composed of enamelled panels, which reference our feelings of claustrophobia of having to stay in one place during lockdowns and our reliance on nature and spaces within 2km.I wish to thank the Boyle Arts Festival Committee for their assistance and support the Bank of Ireland Begin together Arts Fund for an award that made the creation of this artwork possible.


Mary Cawley, Boles of  Boyle

Sian Costello – Sheerins

Malachy Costello, The Crescent

Kara Doherty, Sloans, Hospice Charity Shop,Brogans

Margie Dunne – next to Logan Knott

Fregoli Theatre Company,Pure Flowers

Conor Hamill – Magees

Nikki Harrington, – McDonaghs Bike Shop

Eddie Lee, Pure Flowers

Susan Mannion, Library Courtyard

Grace McKenna, Soul2Soul

Roisín McNamara – Mcnamaras

Tony Murphy, Tony Murphy Photography

Conor O’Connell, Boles of Boyle

Nishka Ramen, The Bazaar

Margaret Rattigan, Lovage @ The Gate Lodge

Peter Robinson, Brogans Pharmacy 

Peggy Rogers, The Bazaar

Declan Wynne, Surprises Giftware