King House, Boyle
Built in the early 1700’s for Sir Henry King, whose family were one of the most powerful and wealthy in Ireland, the house was restored by Roscommon County Council in 1995. The beautiful residence now houses four themed interactive exhibitions, spread over 3 floors designed to entertain both young and old.
You will marvel at the grandeur, savour the magnificence of the period rooms and just have some old-fashioned fun exploring the interpretive exhibitions
- writing with a quill and ink, building a brick vault and a visit to the cold and forbidding jail cells are just some of the things you can do during your trip of the house.
King House is home to the Boyle Civic Collection, widely considered as one of the finest collections of contemporary Irish paintings and sculptures. The objectives of the Trustees of the Civic Collection are to build a major collection of Irish Art for the people of Boyle, thus enriching the community, and to make art more accessible to a wide variety of people. The ever-expanding collection now comprises over 200 works and the majority of these works are on permanent view in King House during opening hours.
Connaught Rangers Museum
The Connaught Rangers Association aims to keep alive the memory of those soldiers of the regiment who fought in wars around the world, from the regiment’s conception in 1793, through all the great wars of the 19th century to its disbandment in 1922. A museum to honour this famous regiment is located in King House, which is the historic home of the Special Reserve Battalions of the Connaught Rangers.
Map the regimental history from the Regiments great achievements, visit the Room of Remembrance or avail of the facility for tracing soldiers from our comprehensive database.
Event & Information Guide 2012
King House comes alive with a season of cultural events, in association with Roscommon County Council.
Download the guide on King_House_Events_Programme_2012.pdf.
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Boyle Arts Festival
Every year, the popular Arts Festival takes place in Boyle and takes up residence in the house from late July, with their visual art programme continuing throughout August.