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Boyle

Boyle Abbey

An impressive and well preserved Cistercian Monastery which was founded in the 12th century under the patronage of the local ruling family, the MacDermotts. Though mutilated during the 17th and 18th centuries when it was used to accommodate a military garrison, Boyle Abbey nevertheless retains its ability to impress the visitor as one of the most formidable of the early Cistercian foundations in Ireland. A restored gatehouse of 16th/17th century houses an exhibition. Restricted access for people with disabilities.

Location: In Boyle town, off the N4 (Dublin-Sligo Road).

Bus Route(s): Contact Bus Eireann, Travel Centre, +353 1 8366111

Guided Tours: Contact site for guided tour availability on the day.
Maximum number: 40
Duration: 40 minutes
Self Guided Leaflet: English, Irish, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Polish and Hungarian

Seasonal Events: Please check in advance using contact details listed above

Photography / Video allowed: Yes, but permit required for commercial purposes

Additional information: Conservation work going on at the moment. Last admission 45 minutes before closing

Contact Details

Address: Boyle, Co. Roscommon
Phone: +353 71 9664817
ceidefields@opw.ie
http://www.heritageireland.ie/en/West/BoyleAbbey/
 
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Boyle Abbey Some of the fine stonework at Boyle Abbey
Mooring at the Boyle River, about 20 minutes walk from Boyle town. Sculptured stone from Boyle Abbey
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