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Published on March 29th, 2018 | by BoyleToday.com

Boyle Abbey opens for the summer

Boyle Abbey will open to the public from today Thursday 29th March.

It will remain open daily from 10am until 6pm seven days per week until September 26th.

Admission fees are : Adult: €5.00, Group or Senior: €4.00, Child or Student: €3.00 and Family: €13.00.

Boyle Abbey is 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 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.

A restored gatehouse of 16th to 17th century houses an exhibition.

Restricted access applies for people with disabilities.

Seperately, King House in Boyle opens from Friday March 30th.

Opening hours are:

Good Friday 11am to 3pm,
Easter Saturday 11am to 5pm,
Sunday 11am to 4pm,
Bank Holiday Monday 11am to 5pm.

Open Tuesday to Saturday for the month of April.

(Pic courtesy Hexicam)

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