An impressive and well preserved Cistercian Monastery which was founded in the 12th century under the patronage of the local ruling family, the MacDermott's. 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. As this site is managed by the OPW, school tour visits are permitted free of charge provided certain conditions are met.
PRAGHSANNA!Saor in aisce.
UAIREANTA OSCAILTE!10.00am go 6.00pm (Lua-Dom)
25 Mar go 25 Sep