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Boyle Abbey

Category: Families, Culture, Sightseeing

Type: Castles, Historic Homes & Sites, Visitor Centres, Churches & Cathedrals

Co Roscommon
Tel: +353 71 966 2604

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An impressive and well preserved Cistercian Monastery

Boyle Abbey

An impressive and well preserved Cistercian Monastery which was founded in the 12th century and took about 60 years to complete the build. The monastery was laid out according to the usual Cistercian plan, a church on the north side of a roughly rectangular cloister area, with a chapter house for meetings of the monks on a second side, a kitchen and a refectory on the third, and probably store houses and dormitory above on the fourth.

The ruins are impressive, dominated by a squat square tower that was added above the crossing sometime in the thirteenth century. A restored gatehouse of 16th/17th century houses an exhibition.

Opening Time:

Open 5th April-26th Sept, Daily 10am-6pm. Last admission 45 minutes before closing

Admission Charge:

Adults €3; Child/Student €1; OAP/Group €2; Family €8.
Boyle Abbey - Boyle County Roscommon Ireland
Boyle Abbey - Boyle County Roscommon Ireland
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Boyle town, off Dublin Sligo road (N4)

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