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 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 a fascinating exhibition.
Open Easter (5th Apr) - 26th Sept: Daily 10.00 - 18.00.
Last admission 45 minutes before closing
Adult: €3.00 Sen/Group: €2.00
Child/Student: €1.00 Family: €8.00
Exhibitions, toilets, public car / coach park available close to the site. (Restricted access for people with disabilities.)