Banks and Bookies in Boyle.
“They say that God never closes one door but he opens another.
When I took a picture of the National Irish Bank pulling out of Boyle, Co Roscommon in 2010 I never would have guessed what would eventually replace it.
Bank accountants make way for Turf Accountants; there’s a Mick Blake song in there somewhere.
Two years later, nearly to the day, in 2012, AIB folded up it’s tent too.
Now, an other year on, the National Irish Bank building is turned into a betting shop and the town of Boyle has more bookies than banks.
What’s the odds on that.”