Things to see or do
- Directions: Located in town of Boyle, off the N4 ( Dublin / Sligo road )
- Guided Tours Available: Yes, every hour from 10.00 - 17.00. Maximum 40 people. Duration: 40 mins.
- Opening Times: 10.00 - 18.00 daily, April to end September. Last admission 45 mins. before closing.
- Facilities: Exhibition: toilets: public car / coach parking available close to site.
- Admission Costs: Adult: €3.00: Group /Senior Citizen: €2.00: Child / Student: €1.00: Family: €8.00.
- Opening Months: April to end September. Access to the site is available for group bookings in the off season by prior arrangement. Tel: + 353 87 2704032. Site is still visible when closed.
- Disabled Access: Restricted access for visitors with disabilities.
Boyle AbbeyBoyle Roscommon - Ireland West
In 1161, the Cistercian monks established the abbey at Boyle in County Roscommon. Previously, they had made three unsuccessful attempts to settle in the province of Connacht. The monastery, which was completed about 1220, was laid out according to the usual Cistercian plan. It had a church on the north side of a rectangular cloister area, with a chapter house for meetings on a second side, a kitchen and refectory on the third, and store houses and dormitory likely on the fourth. Today, only small parts of the cloister remain, as the Elizabethans converted it into barracks in 1592 and the Cromwellians besieged it in 1645. Despite its ruined state, the abbey continues to be an excellent example of Ireland’s early Cistercian foundations. For more information about this National Monument, visitors can view an exhibition housed in a restored gatehouse on the property. Guided tours are offered daily.
ContactTelephone+353 (0)71 966 2604
Fax:+353 (0)71 966 4817
Address: Boyle, Co Roscommon, Republic of Ireland