One of Boyle’s main tourist attractions – Boyle Abbey – closes to the public for the winter season today Wednesday 25th September.
The Abbey has been open daily since the 28th March
Boyle Abbey is described as “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/17th century houses an exhibition”.